Howitzer Silent Auction

Available Howitzers, to be auctioned one at a time and announced on the silent auction listserv.

Instructions:

  • Join the Silent auction email list by writing to silent-auction-owner@west-point.org
    -Each book will be announced on that list as it comes up for auction.
  • Request a unique (auction page only) username and password, which will allow you to bid.
    IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN A SPECIFIC BOOK, please notify the auction moderator, silent-auction-owner@west-point.org, so that any book with a good deal of interest can be selected in a timely manner, as books will be selected for auction according to interest if that information is available.
  • When the book(s) you have an interest in come up for auction it will be announced on the silent auction list. Detailed photos will accompany all auction items. A set timeframe for auction start and finish will be announced. Your bid will be provided through comments on the auction page. Bids will be visible to all interested parties, and it is up to the bidder to watch the bids in order to bid higher.
  • A strict bidding end time will be set, and all bids that come in after that time will be null.
  • Priority mailing cost and insurance will be factored into the pre-set starting bid. The auction winner will be provided with a tracking number one the book is mailed.

CLICK ON CLASS YEAR FOR IMAGES (these are being created, please be patient)

YEARCONDITIONDETAILS
1921AGEDLeather bound, brittle.  First class with a nickname “The Orioles.”  Seventeen members of the class of ’22 graduated in ‘21
1923VERY GOODLeather bound
1924GOODEmbossed “Zei.”  Pates intact.  Minimal moisture damage on partial page edge
1925GOODEmbossed “John H. McCormick” (USMA ’25).  Article torn out of the New York Times Magazine 16 March 1952 “A Distinguished Alumnus Appraises the Mission of the Military Academy After its First 150 Years.”  No moisture damage at all.
1926FAIR (good for age)Embossed “MOTHER.”  Broken binding.  Very slight old moisture damage (No mold) only on page edges.  Pages inserted from ’25 Howitzer
1927EXCELLENTEmbossed “George W. Shillock” (USMA ’27)
1928GOODSlight moisture damage limited to page edges. 
1929VERY GOODEmbossed “Albert Edward Stoltz” (USMA ’32).  Minor moisture ripples
1929 (USNA ‘The Lucky Bag’)VERY GOODSlight wear on cover
1930POORMultiple groups of pages stuck together.  “Robot Dumbgnut, Jr.” Cadet within.
1931VERY GOODEmbossed “Arthur R. Hercz” (USMA ’31)
1932VERY GOODEmbossed “LM NILES” (not found in ROG).  Binding separated at back cover
1933 (A)GOODEmbossed “MOTHER AND DAD.”  Moisture ripples throughout. 
1933 (B)EXCELLENT 
1934EXCELLENT 
1935VERY GOODEmbossed “MOM AND DAD.”  Cover cracked at front binding
1936VERY GOODEmbossed “John C. Meyer.”  MAJ Omar Bradley pic on pg. 52.  William C. Westmoreland pg. 216.  Henry A. Mucci pg. 176.
1937VERY GOODEmbossed “Michael Paulick.” Inscribed on first page “From Michael Paulick, July 30, 1937”
1938VERY GOODVery minor moisture damage on last few pages
1939VERY GOODEmbossed “Joseph F. Fiala” (not found in ROG).  Note within from previous owner indicating Fiala was separated prior to graduation
1940EXCELLENTInsert of The Cadet Prayer
1940 (15-yr reunion)VERY GOOD 
1941EXCELLENT 
1942VERY GOODLast few pages stuck together, likely due to moisture damage, but no other moisture damage throughout
1943FAIREmbossed “Paul R. Ellis.”  Pages loose, picture cut out pg. 365., 2 pages missing: 51/52, 53/54
1944VERY GOOD Small amount of wear on lower cover edge
1945EXCELLENTPage defect pg. 135/136 (defect of manufacturing, not damage)
1946EXCELLENTSigned on inside cover “Capt S.V. Porter, Jr.”
1947EXCELLENT 
1948EXCELLENT 
1949 (A)EXCELLENTEmbossed “Arthur R. Stebbins.” Pages 247/248, 277/278 cut out and replaced, taped in (previous owner indicates there was derogatory information regarding two graduates on these pages, thus the pages were systematically removed and replaced on all 1949 Howitzers)
1949 (B)EXCELLENTPages 247/248, 277/278 cut out and replaced, loose (previous owner indicates there was derogatory information regarding two graduates on these pages, thus the pages were systematically removed and replaced on all 1949 Howitzers).  Invoice from last owner within.  $344.55.
1949 (C)EXCELLENTPages 247/248, 277/278 cut out and replaced, loose (previous owner indicates there was derogatory information regarding two graduates on these pages, thus the pages were systematically removed and replaced on all 1949 Howitzers)
1950EXCELLENT 
1951EXCELLENT 
1952EXCELLENTOriginal sallyport photo inserted at page 75.  Program for 1952 graduation within.
1953GOODBinding broken at page 192.  Embossed “Charles A. Schuh.”
1954EXCELLENTEmbossed “Charles A. Schuh.”
1955EXCELLENT 
1956EXCELLENTEmbossed “’OURS’ BOBBI & SID.”  Schwarzkopf pg. 315. 
1957GOODEmbossed “COW YEAR IS HELL.”  Binding broken at front cover
1958GOODEmbossed “MIKE AND MARY.”  Water damage at top corner
1959GOODEmbossed “IT’S ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTING.”
1960VERY GOODEmbossed “FRANK B. EYLER.” 
1960GOODInscribed “from Nicholas S. Plodinec, Jr.” with various classmates’ signatures. 
1961GOOD$15 sale penciled on first page, Embossed “TWO DOWN—TWO TO GO”
1962EXCELLENTPhotos of visiting New York Yankees’ Mickey Mantle.  Library cards pasted to back cover “US ARMY MILITARY HISTORY INSTITUTE”
1963GOODEmbossed “TO MOM AND DAD.”  Binding worn and broken in a few places. 
1964 (A)EXCELLENTEmbossed “GARY L. LaBELLE”
1964 (B)GOODEmbossed “JCFT IV” (Belonged to John C. F. Tilson, Cullum 26128 ’66, 47th in class). 
1965FAIRWater damage.  Binding brittle. Printed on first page “Gary L LaBelle” inscribed “to Rozanne: this is 65’s.  The year we’re waiting for is 67.  It will come, just remember that!!  Love, Gary.”
1966FAIREmbossed “YEARLING YEAR.”  Brittle cover.  Binding broken at first page. 
1967GOODEmbossed “FROM PMB TO PMD IN ONE MORE.” 
1968GOODFront corner damaged. 
1969GOODEmbossed “GTO.”  Binding broken. 
1970FAIREmbossed “NO PLACE SUCKS LIKE THIS PLACE SUCKS.”  Cover breaking.  Inscribed “Robert MacMullin Company B-1” with a drawn Airborne tab.  (USMA ’73)
1971EXCELLENTPlastic protective cover.  Embossed “Grant G. Hintze Class of ’72.”
1972VERY GOODTorn paper cover. 
1974EXCELLENT Printed on first page “WEST POINT 73-74 / THE YEAR OF GOOD DEALS / R.P. SAGER”
1975EXCELLENTBinding in great shape!  Printed on first page “TIME FLIES WHEN YOU ARE HAVING FUN.” 
1975GOODDonation sticker on first page. 
1977EXCELLENT$9 pricetag from previous sale written on first page.
1978EXCELLENTPlastic cover torn, but cover in exquisite condition.  Binding excellent. 
1979EXCELLENTExquisite. 
1979VERY GOODBinding slightly separating. 
1980GOODSlightly cracked cover.  Embossed “COL(RET) AND MRS. G.E. THAYER.”  Original company (C-4) photo enclosed. 
1981EXCELLENTEmbossed “IN GOD WE TRUST.” 
1982MINTUnopened wrap
1983MINTUnopened wrap
1984GOODTorn cover edge.  Embossed “MAR AND RONNIE.” 
1985EXCELLENT 
1986EXCELLENT 
1987EXCELLENT 
1988POORTorn cover, separating binding. 
1989 (A)VERY GOODEmbossed “CADET JOEL AOKI” (USMA ’92). 
1989 (B)VERY GOODEmbossed “LOVE TO JUMP, JUMP TO LIVE” 
1990GOODEmbossed “495, THIS IS TRUE, DUFE, HAM4.”  Worn cover edges.  Binding Slightly breaking. 
1992VERY GOODEmbossed “ERNESTO CORTEZ PLEBE YEAR”
1993VERY GOODEmbossed “ROBIE.” 
1995GOODEmbossed “NATE JOHNSON PROJECT MANAGER CD ROM.”  Binding slightly breaking.  With CD ROM Complement. 
1996EXCELLENTEmbossed “PATRICK HEMMER.”
1997VERY GOODEmbossed “SOMEDAY…HALAM, NP ‘BUGSY’”
1998EXCELLENTEmbossed “CADET STEVEN DUNAWAY” (not in ROG, class of 2000, did not graduate)
1999EXCELLENTEmbossed “JASON BOONE” (USMA ’01)
2004EXCELLENTEmbossed “PATRICK W. HENSON” (USMA ’05)