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Lot #443
Manfred von Richthofen

Scarce photo of the ‘Red Baron’ proudly wearing the Pour le Merite

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Scarce photo of the ‘Red Baron’ proudly wearing the Pour le Merite

Fabled German military pilot (1892–1918) who shot down 80 enemy planes in World War I before he was killed in action at age 25. Uncommon and penetrating 3.25 x 5 German postcard photo of Richthofen in an overcoat and hat and wearing the Pour le Merite—the ‘Blue Max’—Prussia's highest military order, signed in fountain pen, “Frhr. V Richthofen, Rittmeister.” In fine condition. A stellar example of this most coveted of military and aviation legends. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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