Artists/Drawings Research Archives

Art, Drawings, Sketches, Editorials, Paintings of Jeeps

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Bill Mauldin’s Illustrations from “Up Front”

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John took the time to scan the jeep related pictures from Bill Maudlin’s book “Up Front”.  I’ve posted a couple below.  You can see all of them on John’s Google Page.  In 2010, the US Postal Service honored Bill with his own stamp.

You can find the book “Up Front” on Amazon (both in new and used versions and at Alibris.

Here’s the link to John’s Google Page: https://plus.google.com/photos/104219391648738472802/albums/5813766709364214065?banner=pwa

 
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Male Call Cartoons With Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

John took the time to scan Male Call comic strips that contain jeeps and post them at his google page.  Surprisingly, most of the drawings appear to be Ford GPs. You can view the cover of the book here.

He writes, “My Dad had a copy of this printing of Milt Caniff’s Male Call and had it stashed in the back of a dresser drawer. Fair game for a 12-year-old when I ‘discovered’ it in ’64. Don’t know what happened to his copy. Saw a copy on Amazon and grabbed it. I scanned all the images that include all or part of a Jeep in the strip. Consider this a fresh look, enjoy!”

You can see all John scanned here

 
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Willys Jeep Truck Cars Patch on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s a cool old patch.

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The Ambulance Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This image was drawn by Robert W. Huzzard.  His suggestion won a prize about how a1/4 ton might be converted into an ambulance. The drawing is part of a magazine article I will be posting tomorrow night.

 
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Jeepalopes

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Hugh forwarded these unusual images, calling them Jeepalopes.

 
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1943 New Liberty Magazine Cover

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine

UPDATE: Was on eBay.

This issue of New Liberty Magazine was published April 24, 1943.  The colors still looks pretty vibrant.

 
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Guillermo Forchino Tour of Duty Sculpture on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, International

Craig spotted this unusual sculpture by Guillermo Forchino.  Born in Argentina, he now lives in France. You can read more about Guillermo at his website.

“COMIC ART OF GUILLERMO FORCHINO TOUR OF DUTY ARMY TRUCK JEEP Brand new with the certificate I Was going to start collecting his work but I changed my mind this is a great piece comes in the original packaged material limited edition 5,000 I have a fair reserve price if it gets close to that I will drop the reserve If it is getting close to what I am asking what I’m asking is cheaper than paid and cheaper than anyone has on the internet Guillermo Forchino Tour of duty art army truck jeep sculpture military”

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1944 Meier & Frank Ad for United War Chest on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

This is an original ad published in a Portland, Oregon, Newspaper.

“Full page newspaper ad by Meier & Frank Co. is approx 22″ x 16″ and original….1 page only. These came from a very well preserved collection of WWII Portland Oregon newspapers. All are in good to very good condition…this one has some wrinkles toward the middle. Scanned images are blurrier, may appear trimmed, colors darker, lighter or uneven but actual items are not. They are bigger than our biggest scanner so used camera shot and even that doesn’t quite get it all.”

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Women Legionnaires Jeep Stickers on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Women & Jeeps

These are unusual.

“Very old jeep decal for the American Legion affiliated womens organization “Twenty and Four, The Honor Society of Women Legionnaires”. The installation instructions are on the back along with the manufacturers name and address which predates zip codes, so this must be from the early 1960s at the latest. It is 6 1/2″ by 4″ and has two jeep decals. The lower left corner has been bent once. Otherwise this great image would be excellent.”

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Unusual Business Card Holder

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

This is a neat business card holder.

“This is a New very high quality and beautifully sculpted Pewter Business card holder. This sits on your desk and you put your business cards in it. It is a very catchy little model. I have one on my parts counter and get comments daily about it. It is very detailed all the way down to the combat wheel bolts and radiator fins. These are all hand made and are three inches wide and two inches deep and 1 3/4 tall. They hold around 15 cards. I have a very limited supply of these so don’t miss your chance at a very cool little model. These are very classy! QTM Parts”

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1991 Las Vegas Jeep Club Jeep Jamboree T-Shirt on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features

Here’s an unusual t-shirt that celebrated the 20th annual Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree in 1991.

“Vintage 1991 Las Vegas 20Th Annual Jeep Club Jamboree Dumont T-Shirt – size L

Item is in very good (or better) pre-owned condition.

Item has printing on one side only.

Nice condition, no stains, tears, rips, holes (unless pointed out above).
Minor general signs of use can be expected, but none the less a very nice gently used item.”

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Doug and the Old CJ a Book by Bill Nelson

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Books, Features

UPDATE:  Bill has an updated price structure for his book.

On Amazon paperback—$12.95 plus shipping
On Amazon Kindle—$2.00
From Author—$10. It will cover book and shipping. I will autograh it if they tell me who to sign it for. It must be cash , check or money order. (I can’t do pay pal)
My address is:
Bill Nelson
1208 Green Lane
Chester Springs, PA 19425
email Bill at brillx@yahoo.com.

(10/31/2012) A couple weeks ago Glenn wrote me about a book he ran across call the “Doug and the Old CJ” by Bill Nelson.  Based on Glenn’s recommendation, I wrote Bill and recently received a signed copy of my own.  I still have a few books in front of it, but I’ll write a review once I finish it. I leafed through the book and it includes a nice collection of illustrations, too.

Bill published the book in 2009 and according to him, ” It was loosely based on my boy’s adventures with a 1960 cj5. Beyond a good kids story, I tried to present many mentoring lessons, shop safety, thinking out problems, it is ok to get flustered when talking to a girl, the proper way to talk to a girl, the value of knowledge, setting goals,and general constructive living.”

 
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The Adventures of Tin Tin: Destination Moon

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Belgian writer George Remi wrote and illustrated the Adventures of Tin Tin, a series of comic strips and books, which have been adapted for radio, television, theatre and movies. The sixteenth series of comic strips is called Destination Moon, which features a great illustration of our heroes in a jeep racing for a rocket. If you do a search for “tin tin” and “jeep” on eBay you’ll run into a variety of toy jeeps for sale. I’ve never read the comic series, so I really know very little about how much the jeep is involved in the series.

 
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Carved Pumpkin Jeeps

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For those who haven’t carved your pumpkins yet, I found a few ideas below.  We (and by we I mean Ann did all the work) grew our own pumpkins this year, so if we make time for carving them we will try something with a jeep flair.

Kaiser Willys is having a Jeep Pumpkin Carving contest with a $25 gift certificate as the prize.  Go to their facebook page to learn more.  The pic below is from the Kaiser Willys Facebook page.

Here’s another carved pumpkin for those that can’t identify what the shapes represent:

 

Here is a different take on a jeep pumpkin that I found here.

Here is a stencil you can use to carve your own pumpkin.  Well, it’s a small size version of the stencil. The original stencil seems to be gone.  If you click here, you can use a version of this pic that I have blown up (maybe it will work?).

 

And then there is this painting of a jeep amongst pumpkins by Daphne Wynne Nixon.

Here are a few other links to carvings:

– http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1013337

Google images “Jeep Pumpkin Carvings”

 
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Case Trapper Knife with Color Scrimshaw

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UPDATE: Was listed on eBay.

(10/24/2012) This is a new knife, not a vintage knife. I’m a bit surprised at the price, which is $142 as of this post. But then, I am no knife expert.

“A NEW In The Box Case XX Amber Bone Trapper Knife with A Color Scrimshaw Scene that I have just finished of an old Willys Jeep and a fisherman sitting on his Canoe. I signed and dated this knife on the bottom right. A Certificate of Authenticity that I will sign and date will be sent with the knife.

Please Note: When I do Color Scrimshaw, I do NOT paint the color on top of the design. I re-cut every line where each color is to go and apply those colors down into the cuts. This is a very time consuming process, but one in which I feel the results are well worth the added effort.

I have, in my opinion, a very low starting bid with NO RESERVE, so you collectors can decide what this knife is worth.

The knife measures: 4 1/8″ closed”

 
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A Drawing by “Darkinalina”

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Guy spotted this list of DrawSomething Jeeps.  I only know about the iPad/iPhone game because my wife, my mother and my daughter all play the game.

The one below was drawn by someone named ‘Darkalina’.  You can see more here.

 
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1943 June Motor Age Magazine on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Magazine

Here’s a rare magazine that shows Hitler falling out of a jeep.

“JUNE 1943….MOTOR AGE MAGAZINE…FOR AUTOMOTIVE SERVICEMEN……GREAT COVER SHOWING HITLER FALLING OUT OF JEEP…..SOME SOILING AND WEAR AND A CREASE DOWN THE CENTER, BUT GREAT OLD MAG… PAGES ARE WHITE AND BINDING STILL TIGHT…LOTS OF GREAT OLD ADS….GREAT OLD AUTO MAGAZINE….”

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1949 Jeepster Brochure Targeting Women on eBay

Here’s an unusual brochure that appears to target women.

“You are viewing an original 1949 Willys-Overland Motors Jeepster lithographed sales brochure.  It is numbered VJ 3M-I-500M-4-49.  There is a small tear at the bottom of it near a sticker that was used to seal it.  It is in good condition otherwise.

It measures 4″ by 7″ when closed and opens to 8″ by 14″.”

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Texaco Gasoline Toy Fire Jeep Dalmation Sign on eBay

I just won the auction on this sign for $4.95 + shipping.  There were no other bidders.  There was no information on the size of it, but I estimate it is around the size of a sheet of paper .

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1961 Fleet Van Blueprint on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, FJ

This is unusual (I think?)

“Here is a vintage 1961 Willys Motors Kaiser Frazier Fleetvan Delivery Van blue print. The blue print is in very good condition. It measures 36 by 24 inches.”

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Battle Attack Comic from the 1950s on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Comics, Features

This features two rocket launching jeeps, though they only somewhat jeep like. Maybe there are more jeeps within the comic.

“Fun 1950’S comic….great  Golden Age issue…….fun 1955 War issue…..Korean War-Fight the Commmie like stories inside….a stain on top of back cover that is not that dark on front…….paper inside is very nice………A Solid  GD  Copy………Winner to pay within 7 days after agreeing to purchase item…..Maryland residents must add 6% sales tax to order…We do combine for shipping….just click items and wait for us to group them for you at the best rate.   We list actual value of items for Out Of Country buyers and will not falsify value when shipping to you….please do not ask us to do that as we will not.”

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Radio QSL Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards, Women & Jeeps • TAGS: .

I knew nothing about QSL Cards.  Turns out there are a variety of collectors and a variety of cards to collect, including some with jeeps. Here are a few.

qsl-caveman-cavegirl1 qsl-postcard-evans-mo

 
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Smokey the Bear Auto Litter Bag on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features, Unusual

I’m not sure how to classify this this unusual item.  This bag shows appears to show Smokey driving a jeep.

“Vintage 1960’s Smokey The Bear Litter Bag. 1960’s, 9” x 12”, pictures full figure Smokey driving a Jeep, from Nevada’

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Coke Ad and Sign on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features

Here are a couple items that mix jeeps and Coke. The ad is supposed to be original, while the sign is a reproduction.

1. 1943 Ad

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2. Sign with a scene from Italy (reproduction)

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Willys MA Postcard from Camp Picket on eBay

This is rare.

” Vintage Postcard Jeep in Action Camp Pickett Va , PC is used Postmarked Camp PIckett 1943 Free”

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