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World War II

Thursday, June 5, 10 am and 2 pm
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Preview May 31–June 4

ROSENTHAL, JOE
Iwo Jima flag raising photograph, signed, original transmission photo to AP office, New York, 24th February 1945. $50,000-80,000

A US ENSIGN
Flown on the American Landing Craft LST 493 from the 6th June 1944 to September 1944, a souvenir collected by gunnery officer Lt. C.M. Page. $10,000-15,000

A GERMAN ENIGMA MACHINE
A rare 3 rotor Enigma1 cipher machine, used by the German Airforce or Army during World War II. Later inked Enigma stamps. $50,000-80,000

Also...

JAPANESE DECLARATION OF WAR
On the British Empire and USA. 7th December 1941. $12,000-18,000

TICKERTAPE PRESS NEWSWIRE
The text of President Truman's broadcast to the American people, announcing the surrender of Germany, on May 8th, 1945; the tickertape probably released just before the speech, which was delivered from the White House at 9 am. 5 pages. $12,000-18,000


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