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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Cool Ebay item

My friend Phill sent me THIS LINK to a cool auction currently on Ebay.


This is a Very Rare 1944 WWII V-Mail letter. This wonderful old piece has a Great, Vintage design, was sent by US Army Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark to True Comics editor Harold C. Field, comes in it's Original frame, measures approx. 13" x 15", has Great, Golden Age Comic Book content, is a Real piece of Early Comic history and would be a wonderful addition to any collection. In the letter, Clark thanks Field for sending him some comics that he will give to his children and remarks on an issue of True Comics that featured Clark, "I am afraid you have built me up into too much of a glamorous soldier". This letter appears to be in Nice, Crisp condition and displays MUCH better than the picture shows.

more TRUE COMICS info here

and more General Mark Clark info here and HERE

A very cool bit of comics history...



At 12/04/2007 7:12 PM, Blogger Currahee Chris said...

That is really a unique piece of history there on many different levels.

For those who may not be aware, General Clark was the theater commander in the war in Italy. His armies liberated Rome on June 5, 1944- the day before the Overlord "DDay"- this was a key turning point in the war as well but is oft overlooked due to the enormity of the invasion of France.

General Clark held some animosity for quite sometime under the guise that General Eisenhower and the rest of the brass launched Overlord to overshadow his achievement (which was a crock as DDay was scheduled for June 5th anyway and canceled due to bad weather).

At 12/04/2007 9:20 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I wish the Ebay seller would post the full text of the letter...

TRUE COMICS and REAL LIFE COMICS were about "boring" biographical true stores of famous or heroic people. The kind of comic your well-meaning grandma would buy for you, knowing that you liked those darn funny books.

At 12/05/2007 11:31 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

What's sad is that thing is going to sell for next to nothing. When I checked the link, it was only up to around $22. I have half a mind to bid on it!

At 12/06/2007 9:10 AM, Blogger phatmogera said...

If you bid, I'd change the framing. That document has some serious rippling and a crappy acidic mat on it.
---World's Geekiest Framer

At 12/06/2007 9:32 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

phatmogera - HA! I expected nothing less from you!

And it went for $46.00 and $10.00 shipping... pretty cool item.

At 12/06/2007 11:12 PM, Blogger amthcaictm said...

what about uv filtering glass?

geek all the way, man!

At 12/07/2007 8:49 AM, Blogger phatmogera said...

UV glass is good, and it's actually cheaper than nonglare these days.


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