Air Force 1943-44 U.S. Armed Forces Official WWII era magazine lot x 8Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Magazines, WWII Era Periodicals, U.S. Armed Forces, Air Force, Airplanes, Service Magazine, Illustrated Magazines, Americana).
Air Force: The Official Service Magazine of the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Published monthly, New York by the U.S. Army Air Forces. 1943-44.
8 issues, each c. 64 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with B&W photographs & cartoons.
Nice lot of 8 WWII era American armed forces magazines with pleasing visual content. Issues included in this lot: January, February, March, December 1943; January, February, March, May 1944.
Bindings show signs of handling and time but are still attractive overall, nothing offensive or major.
Small age flaws or defects include possible random old creasing, edge chipping, small light old staining, possibly a missing page or cut out coupon, etc. Overall entirely acceptable example of what is likely a scarce survival. The pictures give a very good sense of how the item survives. We have not gone through each issue page by page, time simply forbids it and the price reflects the possibility of their being typical small flaws unknowable on old periodicals handled in large lots and offered in groups.
Virtually all periodicals of this era are somewhat scarce today as loose complete issues. Like most random survivals of old periodical printing, any specific example (like this one) is likely among a relative handful still extant. As each decade goes back from 1950, the rate of scarcity for any specific magazine or paper item increases noticeably.
Text block of each remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Lot remains attractive on the shelf, the various small age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this lot survives. The items are not new-they're been browsed and handled by different owners in the past.
A very heavy lot of magazines. Best shipping cost by multiples is slow Media rate. Magazines will be well packed in a heavy box to withstand transit. Patience may be required, all magazine and book lots are sent with tracking and will arrive safely in due course.
Magazines Measure c. 11 1/4" H x 8" W.