Latest quotations from the Pacific souvenir market:
Japanese long rifle. . .$100 or 2 quarts hard liquor Japanese short rifle
(newer model) $150, or 3 quarts
Sniper's rifle with telescope sight. .$700-$1,000*
Officer's pistol $500-$700*
Nambu machine gun $300, or 6 quarts
Samurai sword, fancy $800-$1,000*
Samurai sword, plain $500-$700*
¶Japanese flags opened strong, asking as high as $100, steadily declined when sailor-men found some of the souvenirs they had bought were made by marines and soldiers, lettered with Japanese ideographs copied from packing cases, e.g., "handle with care."
¶Souvenir collections (Jap helmet, canteen, gas mask, paper...