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posted 5/2/2018 7:51:23 AM  Reply w/Quote
I GOT THIS BOOKLET AT AN ESTATE SALE. CANT FIND ANY INFO ANYWHERE. SOMEBODY KNOW ANYTHING?
TITLE--12TH ARMORED DIVISION ASSOCIATION WORLD WAR II "GRAFFITO" BY EDWARD A. STRAZDES "C" COMPANY,56TH A.I.BN.

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posted 5/2/2018 10:39:52 AM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Ed Strazdes was widely known within the 12th as a cartoonist. Perhaps the Museum has a copy of his
book of cartoons. Certainly the family has this book.
His cartoons turn up in some of our books and memoirs.

I will make inquiries about who has the book of cartoons. Ed was a member of the 56h
Armored Infantry Battalion, Company C.

What else do you want to know?
Mike W.

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posted 5/2/2018 11:09:27 AM  Reply w/Quote
Valu to collectors

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posted 5/2/2018 11:45:10 AM  Reply w/Quote
Mike, I didn't give any info. On book, sorry.
IT is in pristine new condition all through out
Dick

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posted 5/2/2018 1:29:00 PM  Reply w/Quote
Mike, I didn't give any info. On book, sorry.
IT is in pristine new condition all through out
Dick

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Hello Dick, I really do not know anything about the
value. I can ask a member of the family if he might
know something about the value.

Mike

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Hello Dick, I really do not know anything about the
value. I can ask a member of the family if he might
know something about the value.

Mike

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Much of it depends on rarity, which I do not know with this particular book. The 5th Armored had a very cool little paper-backed book called "Who Me?" that was a cartoon compilation of the man's time in the war. Those appear to be relatively common, for some reason. I saw more than one that sold on ebay for about $25, but I paid my buddy that found my copy a good bit more than that.

Going rate for the various company histories of the 12th is about $100-150 according to the last one that I picked up (C. Co., 17th AIB), and I do think those are more sought after as they contain the literal history of a unit or company, and that detail usually doesn't make it into the divisional history

My guess is that the cartoons would be $50-$100 unless the format is larger than normal, or there is something else that makes it pricy that I am not thinking about.

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I would be interested, unless there's any family members that would obviously have a more direct vested interest in it first.

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posted 5/4/2018 3:24:51 PM  Reply w/Quote
Okay, Garand. Let's wait a day or two and see if family may want.
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Hello again. The family has copies of the
book. So does the Museum. Apparently
many of these books were printed but we do
not know how many. So it is probably not
rare. The books were sold to members of the
Association, so far as I know.



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posted 5/10/2018 5:37:17 PM  Reply w/Quote
THANKS MUCH FOR YOUR WORK MIKE !
DICK

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GARANDOMATIC. ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED ?
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I sure am, sorry for dropping off the map. Had a very, very busy and hectic end of the school year and have been busy trying to knock out the things on my "as soon as summer starts" list as well as working a little for the family business to make a little extra money. I teach all year and burn out my mind and restore it with manual labor in a bronze foundry!