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Wilkinsons - You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em  (Small)Wilkinsons - You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em  (Small)
Title:
You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em (Small)
Size:
13.5 x 19.25
Medium:
Offset-Lithograph
Price:
$850
INV. #:
12629
 
Original: You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em Defense Bonds Stamps World War II antique poster.
Linen backed You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em Defesne Bonds Stamps. This poster was created in a few different sizes during World War 2 and this is one of the smaller versions. This great image with the pilot in the cockpit and a squardron of planes in the sky overhead.
This image was the idea behind the poster for that featured Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor. Many of the original war posters were a basis for later movie posters. Good condition.

You buy 'em We'll Fly 'em. Color poster by the Wilkinsons (J. Walter Wilkinson, 1892-1988, and his son, Walter G. Wilkinson, 1917-1971) that shows a young man in a khaki uniform in the cockpit of a U.S. Army fighter plane giving the thumbs-up sign and saying you buy 'em[, ] we'll fly 'em! Emblazoned below the pilot's image across the body of the airplane cockpit (center) are the words Defense Bonds Stamps; to the right of the cockpit is a smaller image showing the statue of the Concord Minute Man with his left hand on a plow and his right hand holding a rifle, with the words The more bonds you buy - the more planes will fly arranged in a semicircle around him. Printed in the right corner below this image are the words U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-O-436100.

(Editor's note: During World War II the Wilkinsons created a series of six war bond posters. Their unique signature, consisting of two kneeling stick figures with each figure holding a paint brush in the air and an s added to their last name, can be seen to the left of the cockpit.)

This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. A Certificate of Authenticity comes with all of our posters.
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