Vintage U.S. SERVICE WRITING KIT Navy Stationery Folder - eBay (item 310062212529 end time Jun-30-08 18:56:06 PDT)
This U.S. Service Writing Kit is a navy blue faux leather paper folder with a silver embossed logo and "U.S. Service Writing Kit" on the front cover. Inside on the left is a pocket full of 24 envelopes, a place to put your sweetheart's photo and a card to record your name, number, outfit, company, camp and location. On the right are two pads of stationery imprinted with a navy blue USN anchor logo.
There are 24 envelopes and two pads of stationery. There's only one sheet left on the pad inserted in the folder, plus a full pad ready for use. The envelopes and stationery are age-darkened and have light foxing spots. We believe it's a World War II era kit.
The pasteboard box/envelope is printed on the front in red with images of three servicemen, a mailing envelope, stars and a banner that says, "U.S. Service Writing Kit." Both narrow sides say, "Keep Writing 'Em." On one end there's a printed "N" and someone hand-wrote in pencil to make it say,"Navy Blue 50 cents."
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