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"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows a half-naked French girl in bed with a Tommy. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows a naked French girl in bed kissing a Tommy. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows naked French girl in bed facing a Tommy. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows a half naked French girl on a grinning Tommy's lap. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows a naked French in the background with a Tommy being berated by her mother n the foreground. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
"Ou le Tommy est-il reste?" series: one of a series of 12 so-called 'Halt gegen Licht' / 'Hold to Light' propaganda cards made by the Germans for the French as the death knell tolled for the Reich. Very scarce, and the nature of their production as well as the usual extensive handling mean most of the few that exist are in second quality -- those in this sale are in the best condition I've seen. The back is blank, but if you hold it up to the light you can see a racy color picture. This one shows sad, naked French girl sitting by a fireplace while an English soldier unzips his pants. Rare, with Pieles BPP photo cert.
US$849
British Guiana revalued postal stationery Reply Card pair sent to Hannover, Germany. Slightly worn and soiled, as per scans.
US$49
One of the rare "Shadow over England" series of leaflets distributed over Allied troops as they fought up the boot of Italy in 1944-5. This is leaflet numbered AI-092-8-44; "AI" stands for Propaganda Abschnitts Offizer Italien (see the excellent psywarrior article for more information). Each in the series depicts V1's, aka 'Doodlebugs' and 'Flying Robots', flying towards/over England. The text on the reverse reproduces contemporary reports excerpted from English newspapers to let the front line know what was happening back home during the Blitz.
US$749
One of the rare "Shadow over England" series of leaflets distributed over Allied troops as they fought up the boot of Italy in 1944-5. This is leaflet numbered AI-091-8-44; "AI" stands for Propaganda Abschnitts Offizer Italien (see the excellent psywarrior article for more information). Each in the series depicts V1's, aka 'Doodlebugs' and 'Flying Robots', flying towards/over England. The text on the reverse reproduces contemporary reports excerpted from English newspapers to let the front line know what was happening back home during the Blitz. In top condition.
US$749
Cover sent by ship to London via Liverpool and forwarded by Q and F Schumacher in New York, USA. A bit worn, folded; good condition, as per scans. With contents and sharp cancel from Schumacher and Liverpool Ship.
US$129
Cover sent by ship from Havana and forwarded by Ed Doize y CIA to Barberieux, France via Southampton and London. A bit worn, folded; good condition, as per scans. With contents and many transit cancels.
US$149
Rocket leaflet prepared by the Germans for the British, extolling their secret weapon, the V1 rocket. The code on the reverse, AI-077-6-44 shows that this was dropped on Allied troops in Italy in 1944 -- "AI" stands for Propaganda Abschnitts Offizer Italien (see the excellent psywarrior article for more information), as they fought up the boot. It shows the V for V1 / Victory over London burning. Great original piece of history, from the world's first mechanical (also called at the time 'flying robots') rocket attacks. Worn, wrinkled, chipped etc -- this was dropped on a battlefield, after all. Very rare.
US$599
This is my favorite V1 propaganda leaflet -- inviting the Allies to "Go South to Sunny Germany" (and die). Produced by the SS propaganda unit Skorpion West under SS Standarte Kurt Eggers (see an excellent article here). Slightly worn, good condition, as per scans.
US$2199
A Flugblatter / propaganda leaflet for use against allied troops from the Indian areas. The reverse is in Hindi and Urdu. The front shows the V1 logo floating over London burning, while Churchill pulls a wagon with the wealth of India in it. The code at the bottom of the leaflet is Delta 146 / 8 44. An excellent article on the subject can be found here: http://www.psywarrior.com/AxisPropIndia.html. Slightly soiled and trimmed at top, else very good condition. Rare.
US$399
"When...? Will your boy wake up and hear from his mother: 'Daddywill never comeback'?" : German WWII propaganda leaflet in English. Worn, wrinkled, etc -- dropped on a battlefield. Size 4.25x5.75 inches.
US$49
Stampless folded cover with printed contents (first page of a market report with long and detailed contents) sent from London via the steamship Hibernia (noted inside) and forwarded via Boston Forwarding Agent T. W. Ward. A bit worn, folded, good condition as per scans.
US$149
What An American Citizen Thinks About This War! Reproducing letters from a father to his POW son. These were dropped on Belgium in September 1944 and Matsbos, Holland, early in 1945 [Joe Nagl, via Psywarrior.com]. This is a slightly better example than the one illustrated on the Psywarrior site, and comes from the same source, with a provenance from the Nagl collection. Very, very few known.
US$2499
Rocket leaflet prepared by the Germans for the Allies, extolling their secret weapon, the V1 rocket. This series is quite rare, with only a handful known to exist in England. There is a great article on the V1 leaflets on the Psywar website. This sheet was dropped on Liege, Belgium by V1 missile during the Battle of the Bulge in the last stages of the war (March 16, 1945), according to the notes from the collector. Some V1's carried, in additional to their explosive payload, a small canister of leaflets which were deployed around the site of impact -- this is one of the few survivors. It's a four page (single fold) newspaper giving the current 'news', with a German slant, of course. Looks slightly trimed at top, with the crinkles that indicates it was packed into one of the canisters and actually.
US$599
Rocket leaflet prepared by the Germans for the Allies, extolling their secret weapon, the V1 rocket. This series is quite rare, with only a handful known to exist in England. There is a great article on the V1 leaflets on the Psywar website. Some V1's carried, in additional to their explosive payload, a small canister of leaflets which were deployed around the site of impact -- this is one of the few survivors. It's a four page (single fold) newspaper giving the current 'news', with a German slant, of course. Issue number three was deployed over the Netherlands. Very scarce, V1 leaflet in top condition.
US$899
Rocket leaflet prepared by the Germans for the Allies, extolling their secret weapon, the V1 rocket. This series is quite rare, with only a handful known to exist in England. There is a great article on the V1 leaflets on the Psywar website. Some V1's carried, in additional to their explosive payload, a small canister of leaflets which were deployed around the site of impact -- this is one of the few survivors. It's a four page (single fold) newspaper giving the current 'news', with a German slant, of course.
US$899
Irish cover flown on the Graf Zeppelin's 1933 1st Suedamerikafahrt / South America flight, delivered to Curityba, Brazil. With additional Berlin Anschlussflug cachet. Slightly worn, very good condition, as per scans. I think all Irish Zeppelin covers are underpriced, particularly those such as these at the lower end of the scale. '17 CV EUR400++
US$449
German WWI Kriegsgefangen (Kgf) / Prisoner-of-War (POW) cover from internee in Isle of Man Camp. A bit war-worn, folded, as per scans. Censored, of course.
US$29
German WWI Kriegsgefangen (Kgf) / Prisoner-of-War (POW) cover from internee in Isle of Man Camp. A bit war-worn, as per scans. Censored, of course.
US$29
German WWI Kriegsgefangen (Kgf) / Prisoner-of-War (POW) cover from internee in Kockaloe, Isle of Man camp, sent to Tocopilla, Chile. A bit war-worn, as per scans. Censored, of course.
US$69
A real oddity - USA cover franked with a 5c Washington-Franklin issue stamp, tied along with a 3p KGV. With NYC way cancell, and Winterthur receiver tying a 30c Swiss postage due. Worn and wrinkled, but a genuine usage of -- what?
US$59
Graf Zeppelin 1932 4. Suedamerikafahrt / 4th South America flight flown cover, forwarded by airmail from Great Britain. With Berlin airmail cachet and receiving / transit cancels and cachets front and back. 2001 CV EUR300.
US$279
Rocket leaflet prepared by the Germans for the British, extolling their newest secret weapon, the V1 rocket. Dropped on Allied troops in Italy in 1944 as they fought up the boot. Shows southern England burning, being stuck by a giant 'V1'. A little wrinkled and chipped; in very good condition for one of these. After all, these did fall out of airplanes onto the battlefield, and generally only survive after being picked up as curiosities by soldiers. Very scarce.
US$599
After the V1 POW Post, probably the most well known and poular of the V1-dropped leaflets. This Flugblatter shows stacks of the German dead in Freiburg from the beginning of the war, and a quote overhead "This is an experiment -- let's try it." These are real pictures of German casualties which were blamed on the British, but in actuality appear to have been done by the Germans themselves, accidentally bombing their own city. There is a common forgery of this sheet which reproduces a fold in the original they copied from -- as a copy the forgery also is printed much more coarsely (artifacts from the copying), and also has a largish black dot in the lower right hand of the picture on the reverse. This leaflet is, of course, the original. Slightly worn, light fold at top, absolutely excellent condition for one of these.
US$799
V1 POW Post are among the rarest known rocket leaflet series; prepared by the Germans for the Allies. Only a handful known to exist. There is a great article on these V1 leaflets on the Psywarrior website. These reproduce actual letters from British POWs. The idea was that the families of the POWs would respond to these letters, giving the Germans an idea of when/where the bombs were hitting, so as to provide feedback on their accuracy. The British authorities realized this and attempted to gather and destroy them all, which is another reason for their scarcity. It wasn't known at the time whether the letters were real or not, but after enough of the original letters turned up they proved that indeed the Germans were copying real POW letters. At least one POW's family (by published report) first learned that their son survived by way of one of these V1 rocket leaflets. This piece came from a world-class V1 collection which actually had one of the original POW letters in it by way of em...
US$3199
After the V1 POW Post, probably the most well known and poular of the V1-dropped leaflets. This Flugblatter shows stacks of the German dead in Freiburg from the beginning of the war, and a quote overhead "This is an experiment -- let's try it." These are real pictures of German casualties which were blamed on the British, but in actuality appear to have been done by the Germans themselves, accidentally bombing their own city. There is a common forgery of this sheet which reproduces a fold in the original they copied from -- as a copy the forgery also is printed much more coarsely (artifacts from the copying), and also has a largish black dot in the lower right hand of the picture on the reverse. This leaflet is, of course, the original. Trace of tape on reverse spine, folded. Very good condition for one of these.
US$799