WW1 (I believe) era “Venereal Prophylaxis Unit” Chest. Venereal disease was widespread in both WW1 and WW2 so apparently they had units specifically for STD’s. They also had campaigns such as posters and pamphlets to warn soldiers of unprotected sex overseas. I purchased this very unusual chest Saturday morning in Blue Bell at a yard sale. Normally militaria goes first thing or even more often before the sale is scheduled to start. But even once in a blue moon someone will not advertise they have such items and you can get lucky if you are a picker like myself. As far as I can tell from limited research this is WW1 because the WW2 era chests look very different and not as aged as this one.
Had my own yard sale this Saturday. When you are in the business of resale you tend to accumulate more than you can keep up with. There are also those items that don’t sell. A yard sale is a great way to get rid of these items that may not be eBay worthy for one reason or another. Had my best sale money wise. We have had one a year for the past 3 years each one has made more then the last. Started at 7:30am had a dealer show up at 7am and had a few more dealers show up just before 7:30am. We made just under $1,500, woohoo! It makes all the work leading up to the sale, getting up at 3am, hanging 20 signs and setting up well worth all the trouble. I couldn’t have done it without you ❤