Featured WWII Short snorter, on french money

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by Ihaveolditems, May 15, 2019 at 9:53 PM.

  1. Ihaveolditems

    Ihaveolditems Active Member

    20190515_215809.jpg 20190515_215542.jpg I found this in the piles of clothing in a locker belonging to a family who a gentleman served in WW2. I believe they are known as short snorters and this is pretty cool. Typo on title of thread :)
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 10:00 PM
  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    How interesting! New term for me. With a bit of research, you should be able to (roughly) identify who/who/where/when.

    Debora
     
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  3. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    If you're quick, you can click on Thread Tools and edit your title.
     
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    You can fix the typo in the title, @Ihaveolditems by using the "Thread Tools" dropdown menu - Upper right, just above your first picture.
     
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Rhododendrons! - I sure miss those.
     
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  6. Ihaveolditems

    Ihaveolditems Active Member

    I believe the person was stationed on USS pittsburgh circa dec 20, 1930 as evidenced by a mailpiece found. The story continues...
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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  7. Ihaveolditems

    Ihaveolditems Active Member

    Also the last year of the ships commissioning. Neat
     
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  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    Descartes. printed 1942 to 1944.
     
  9. spartcom5

    spartcom5 Well-Known Member

  10. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Fid is correct, only printed between 1942 & 44
    If you find a 1943 uncirculated with no graffiti on, they are worth $400.
     
  11. Barn Owl

    Barn Owl Well-Known Member

    That's so awesome. I love ephemera. I feel like it offers a glimpse into a bigger world.
     
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  12. Ihaveolditems

    Ihaveolditems Active Member

    The ww2 aspect makes it cooler! The person must've been in service for a decade plus.
     
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