An absolutely enormous lifetime meticulous collection of over 10,000 items encompassing 20th century military, ranging from the early 1900s up to the late 1990s, a majority of which are signed items, consisting primarily of signed photos, letters, documents, yearbook pages, mailing envelopes, covers, and a few books. Primarily consisting of all four branches of American military, with a small offering of British, French, Canadian, Japanese and other European countries included as well. Offered in the collection are four former US Presidents, numerous generals, admirals, many Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, members of the Flying Tigers, Doolittle’s Raiders, Tuskegee Airmen, Zemke’s Wolfpack, Enola Gay and Bock’s Car crews, Iwo Jima flag raisers, various bomber crews, and other contributors to the military effort including several scientists and Hollywood celebrities. Included within the collection are also unsigned photos, magazine articles, and printed biographies. Almost all of the photos are inscribed and the collection is neatly housed in a large number of binders, with multiple items from many of the signers. A small selection of signers include: George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman. Richard Bong, John Bradley, Omar Bradley, Claire Chennault, Chiang Kai-Shek, Mark W. Clark, Lucius D. Clay, Ira Eaker, Audie Murphy, Eugene Fluckey, Rene Gagnon, George Hallas, Ira Hughes, Husband Kimmel, Curtis LeMay, Douglas MacArthur, George C. Marshall, Anthony McAuliffe, Montgomery of Alamein, Mountbatten of Burma, Chester Nimitz, Eddie Rickenbacker, Franklin Sousley, Joseph Stillwell, Michael Strank, and Hideki Tojo. For more comprehensive lists (2) to download or view click here and/or here.
Collection rates overall very good condition. Also due to the vast number of items, some autopens, secretarial/and or printed signatures may be included. Due to the size of the collection, please be advised that extra shipping charges will apply. Interested parties are strongly advised to view the collection in person at our offices, as this collection is sold as is, and no returns will be accepted. Collections of this size and scope are seldom offered in whole, and with thousands of pieces, there are undoubtedly still many discoveries that lie within. RRAuction COA.
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