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November 23, 2006


Kate Gladstone

"Mullinix" is probably Port Molyneux on the South Island of New Zealand.

Silver Certificates

The added signatures one had on his abridge snorter, and the best the annual of countries visited or across of bills taped end to end, the greater the cachet of the bearer. Airmen at the bar could be asked "are you a abridge snorter", and the one with the beeline snorter best up the tab.

Silver Certificate

The added signatures one had on his abbreviate snorter, and the best the account of countries visited or breadth of bills taped end to end, the greater the cachet of the bearer. Airmen at the bar could be asked "are you a abbreviate snorter", and the one with the beeline snorter best up the tab.

Charly Franklin

I have a short snorter that belonged to my father. It consists of three bills, A $1 US Silver Certificate, a $1 Canadian and a Brazilian note.
It's marked Hotel St. George 2.5.41, which since my father was English probably denotes May 2nd 1941, and I can identify 46 signatures.


Are these bills worth any thing? I have a few of them, just wondering?


Hi: I just found one of my father's short snorters with Neel Kearby's signature. My father was a member of Kearby's Thunderbolts.
This is very exciting.

Curtis Keller

Thanks. Came across this term repeatedly in an Ernie Pyle biography. Had no idea what the term meant.


Wow, Karie, that is extremely exciting. Doolittle, as I'm sure you know, was a hero in 1942 for the famous raid he lead on Tokyo. His bombers took off from the USS Hornet. I did not find van Dusen's name among the list of airforce personnel involved in Doolittle's raid, but maybe he was on the hornet. Doolittle was a celebrity even before this mission and having your short snorter signed by one was considered very desireable. Best wishes and good luck in your search!

Karie Naquin

I was handed a short snorter as change for a ten in a little store in upstate New Yrok last month. I had no idea what it was but it looked interesting and I started researching on the web. It is a 1935A silver certificate and it is signed by, among others (legible and illegible), a "GB Van Dusen", and believe it or not, General James H Doolittle (he signed "JH Doolittle"). I am so excited! There are many other signatures, and the handwritten date "1942". Also, someone on the other side wrote the number "1492". I would be interested in any information available. Thank you....I am a proud Navy Wife of 27 years and love military history!

Brad Allen

My father got a short snorter 1935 $1 Silver Cert. as change at a grocery store in Coffeyville, Kans. in the mid 1970's.He immediately placed it in his safety deposit box at the bank. He didn't remember it until two weeks ago and showed it to me. He is forwarding me a photocopy of the note. He was 9 years old around the time the note may have been signed.

On the bill a Lt. Lamdin signs for 'Longest overwater flight' July 1942, 27th photo. There are seven other names on the note.

Anyone know about this group. I assume they are a air photo recon. type group and this note marks Lt. Lamdin's longest flight to date.

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