WWII US Army Pigeon Corps Message Capsule w/Original Owner Info & 1943 Vehicle Tag
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WWII US Army Pigeon Corps Message Capsule w/Original Owner Info & 1943 Vehicle Tag

Code: uapg20011pmc

$240.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Wonderful WWII United States Army Pigeon Corps Message Capsule with original owner's information written inside, along with his 1943 vehicle tag. The capsule is clear celluloid and reads: "PG - 67", it screws open to receive the message and inside the paper reads: "OTTO MEYER CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE IN CHARGE OF ALL PIGEONS AT FORT MONMOUTH - N.J. HOME 420 RIVER ROAD FAIRHAVEN, N.J." The top of the capsule features a canvas strap with a snap closure for wear by the pigeon. The oval vehicle tag is mounted on a wooden stand and reads: "FORT MONMOUTH 6749 1943 NEW JERSEY" and shows crossed signal insignia in red and white painted detail.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately Capsule: 1-1/2" x 1"; Vehicle tag: 3-1/2" x 4-1/4", Base: 3" x 1"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Plasticized fiberboard, paint, wood, steel, celluloid, canvas, snap, paper, ink

ATTACHMENT: Canvas strap with snap closure

MARKINGS: "OTTO MEYER CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE IN CHARGE OF ALL PIGEONS AT FORT MONMOUTH - N.J. HOME 420 RIVER ROAD FAIRHAVEN, N.J."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MEJX16 LBGEX4/16

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The capsule and vehicle tag show minor wear, nearly all the painted details remain intact, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.