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    Default Small Wars Manual 1940 Edition

    I hope this isn't against your rules...but in doing research on this book I found your site. Your members may want to know that I posted a 1940s original Small Wars Manual on eBay today. My dad is a long retired Marine and he has had this since his earliest years in the Corp. I also have info from an archivist in Quantico about the book. This is not a reproduction. The eBay number is:
    Item number: 120624883350
    Come by and take a look! Thanks, Sue

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    Well, I was hoping to get this for the eventual Small Wars Foundation library. I'm currently the high bidder but you obviously have set a fairly high reserve. We shall see, don't want to break the bank on this, though the book deserves a good home.

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    Thanks very much for checking out the auction. Yes, the reserve is set at 200
    dollars. The reason is that when I last asked a rare book seller for advise about the potential value of the book he remarked 450-550. That was a couple years ago. But, as I said in the ad the book is pretty rare in complete condition.

    I would love to hear about the library plans! Sue

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    The Small Wars Journal and Small Wars Council are operated by the Small Wars Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in Virginia. Part of the long range plan is for SWF to have a physical location (currently virtual except for events we host at rented or military venues) in the DC metro area. That facility would include offices, conference rooms and a library. As an aside I met your reserve on the SWM at ebay.

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    Default Sounds great..

    I'll definitely tell my dad about the library plans. He would probably be interested in this site as well. Thanks for the info. I'll have to spend a little more time in here reading up on your groups.

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    Default Done

    The Small Wars Journal and Small Wars Foundation are now the proud owners of an original Small Wars Manual.

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    Default Congrats, Guys

    BZ, y'all...

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    Nice! Congrats!
    Supporting "time-limited, scope limited military actions" for 20 years.

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    The danger of first editions is that they can become addictive...in a good way.

    Congratulations on scoring an important piece of history.

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    Remember to notify your insurer!

    Congratulations.

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