20th Century Militaria
wwi folding trench lantern
m1917 bolo scabbard cover
M2-005
WWI FOLDING TRENCH LANTERN
Stonebridge patented folding lantern.  Very desirable WWI item.  Excellent
condition with all three mica lenses intact and no rust.                                     $70
wwi trench art lamp
M2-011
WWI TRENCH ART LAMP
Very nice trench art lamp made from a spent artillery shell casing and
doughboy helmet.  One side of the shell has a flower on a stem or vine
and the other a heart with the name “DAVID”.  The socket, pull chain
and shade harp are original.  The cord and plug look to be replacements.  
The helmet still retains almost all of its OD paint and rough finish.  Very
pleasing patina to the brass and age to the helmet.  The perfect addition
to your collection of WWI militaria.                                                        $295
wwi soldier's letters
goodness springs on them although we have no mattresses they are much nicer than an army cot.”     He
mentions that he “tried to get a dependency discharge but now I am glad I did not” since  “I want to go
“Over There” and help do the dirty work because the sooner we get over whole army over there the sooner
the Damn Germans will quite and we can have peace again”.  “We have a wire less ariel here and we hope
to get at least a receiving set”.  “I had to have all my hair cut off a week ago because the dandruff was so
thick and hair was falling out.”  The envelope is addressed to “Mrs. Maude A Morrison, Conway,
Michigan, Emmet County.  The stamp is cancelled and in good condition.  The postmark is
“PETERSBURG, VA – LEE BRANCH – MAY 31 – 6 PM – 1918”.  Jay’s letter is 2 pages typed in red.  It
is written from Key Port N.J. and dated Sunday May 5, 1918. He writes vaguely about issues/problems
between family members and the he has written to Pat (Patton) several time but does not think he has
received his letters.  NOW THE INTERESTING PART!  “We fly every day now that the weather has got
so nice Friday I went from here to Staten Island and from there to Sandy Hook and back here again. If you
get a map you can see just where I am and where I go.”  The rest of the letter is about how he is doing his
own cooking and asks for recipes to be sent.  He has an interesting hobby for a man at that time, quilting.  
“I have nearly got my quilt done if mother ever sends the rest of my patches”.  He signs the letter “Jay
Boy” in pencil as well as the postscript.  
I did find on the web that a W. P. Morrison died in 1945 and is buried in Conway, Michigan.  There is also a
Maude Conway buried there as well.  How did a boy from the Straits of Mackinaw end up in an Ohio
National Guard unit?  This will make an interesting research project.                                                           $30
M2-012
WWI SOLDIER LETTER GROUPING
Three letters from 2 brothers to the folks back home in Conway,
Michigan.  Two of the letters were written by Cpl. W. P. “Patton” Morrison
with the third from his brother who signed it “Jay Boy”.  Patton was in the
147th Infantry, HQ Company, Signal Platoon.  The 147th Infantry would
later become part of the 37th “Buckeye” Division and participate in the
fighting in France.  Jay is a pilot based on his letter.  The first letter from
Patton is typed on two pages and dated May 18, 1918.  He writes how busy
he is working in the supply office and just promoted to Corporal.  Draftees
are filling the regiment.  The men are kept busy filling freight trains.  
Patton’s 2nd letter is 4 ½ pages, hand written in ink on YMCA stationary
with matching envelope.  Written from Camp Lee and dated May 30, 1918.  
He writes Camp Lee “is a dandy place” and that he likes it better than
Alabama.  They have better barracks“ and have beds with honest to
M2-008
WWI M1910 BOLO SCABBARD COVER
Excellent condition outer scabbard for the M1917
and M1917CT Bolo.  OD canvas and leather tip are
in great condition.                                                     $25
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CASEWICK ANTIQUES
Militaria, Early Photography & Items of Historical Interest
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M2-030
WWI AMERICAN PUTTEES
US Army issue enlisted man’s puttees in excellent condition  
complete with ties.  Strong color to puttees and ties.  No
mothing, tears or rips.  Definitely investor grade!              
$28
M2-029
TRENCH ART MATCHBOX COVER
Constructed of a brass "GOTT MIT UNS" disk removed
from an early war buckle roundel and piece of brass plate.  
A commonly scene item but no tow are the same.  The side
of this one has ribs much like those found on early leather
bound books.  This item was found with a hand written tag
identifying the owner as John A Andrews.  Great piece for
soldier's personal items display.                                       
$35
M2-031
WWII 11th AIRBORNE PATCH
Original Parachutist / Headquarters / 11th Airborne Division
embroidered patch.  The 11th Airborne participated in the
fighting to liberate the Philippines.  Good condition with minor
soiling due to storage.                                                            $10
M2-039
WWI US M1912/1917 Pistol Belt
Early curved T-closure and two flat keepers.  No visible marking.  Good condition showing use and
age, perfect to use or display.
                                                                                           $50
south dakota in wwi
M2-020
IN THE WORLD WAR 1917-1918-1919 MINNEHAHA COUNTY SOUTH DAKOTA
Copyright 1919 by The Pioneer Company – Saint Paul Minn.  Within the covers are the names and photos
of the men and women of Minnehaha County, South Dakota that served in the Great War.  Most list the
units the individuals served in.  Separate pages for those that were killed and wounded.  There are
officers, NCOs, enlisted men, marines, sailors and nurses list by city.  The cities listed are Sioux Falls,
Dell Rapids, Humboldt, Hartford, Colton, Crooks Division, Brandon Division, Montose, Reener, Baltic,
Valley Springs, Lyons, Ellis and Garretson.  Other photos in the book are of Camp Dodge, and the South
Dakota Home Guards.  There is even a photo roster of the Joe Hooker Post No. 10 of the G.A.R. and
Spanish American War veterans.  Additional photos show artillery batteries, training aircraft with pilots
and crews and camps.  In the back of the book in a comprehensive war chronology and index of all names
listed.  The book is in very fine condition; the colors of the first page are just as bold and vibrant as the
day it was printed.  The covers have show very minor wear on the corners.  Three pages show minor tears
(< 1”) and one “dog eared” page.  This is a great source of information for the student of the Great War
or anyone interested in the local history of Minnehaha County, South Dakota.                                        $65
wwi french psot cards
M2-022
WWI POST CARDS
Group of three color cards showing American, English and French
soldiers with their sweetheart(s).  All were at one time removed
from a scrapbook.  Minor condition issues with each.                    $18
wwi post card of french helmet
M2-023
WWI POST CARD - FRENCH HELMET
Very clean and clear postcard of a French Adrian helmet.  Written in period ink
on the back is “This is a French helmet and it is a good picture of them too.”  It
also has the name “Miss Verna C. Schuade” written in the same hand.  Nice
clean card.                                                                                                                $8