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The Nov 14-15, 2020 Collectibles Auction

World Wars
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Lot 165
Steinlen, Théophile Alexandre; Scarce Original French WWI Era Relief Fund Poster by One of the Greatest French Illustrators of the Time. A clearly emotional, but beautiful poster to raise funds for the reconstruction of destroyed homes of the displaced, especially women and children, after WWI. The poster was illustrated by the great Théophile Steinlen in charcoal, whose works most have seen but never knew his name. His most famous, Tournée du Chat Noir (Black Cat Cabaret), the poster of a sitting cat can command prices approaching $20,000. L'Aisne Dévastée was originally folded prior and in overall excellent condition. But for optimum presentation, poster was professionally conservation-backed some years ago in linen, rendering these folds moot. Poster has even age toning and we note only a dime sized area of touch-up at the center fold, which is common. A very fine example of this gorgeous poster boasting lovely colors. Measures 45 x 31" and displays beautifully. Estimated Value $600 - UP
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Lot 166
Patton, George S., -- ALS, Three Months Prior to Fatal Crash, Regarding a Christmas Present Which He Never Got to Open (1885-1945) U.S. Army general; best remembered for commanding the U.S. Third Army which raced across France and Germany after D-Day, June 6, 1944. Autograph letter signed,"G S Patton Jr.," one page, 9¾x7¼", on letterhead printed, "Headquarters Fifteenth U S Army / A P O," Nov. 1 '45. To Mary Jane Krieger of Harrisburg, Pa. "Thanks for the quotations from Bill Cunningham they are most interesting. I think 'Postwar Picture' is realy [sic] a small poem and very sadly true. Your Christmas Box has come but like a good boy I shall not open it until Dec. 25 '45. With many thanks and all good wishes. Most sincerely G S Patton Jr. P.S. You live up to your friends idea of friendship." Accompanied by the original transmittal envelope.
Sadly, Patton died four days before he intended to open his box. He was in an auto accident on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 21.
Bill Cunningham (1929-2016) was an American fashion photographer who had two columns: "On the Street" and "Evening Hours." Estimated Value $2,000 - UP
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Lot 167
World War II Commemorative Presentation - U.S.S. Aspro (SS-3091). Commissioned July 31, 1943. Hand painted wood and wire model in custom wooden presentation box. The Aspro made seven successful War Patrols in the area of South China Sea: Truk, Palau, Formosa and Honshu. Aspro is credited with sinking 16 ships including the Japanese submarine A1-43 and damaging an additional 9 ships. Aspro also rescued 6 Aviation personnel. She was decommissioned on Jan. 31, 1946 and sunk as a target in Nov. 1962. Presented to the Commanding Officers: Cmdr. Harry C. Stevenson; Cmdr. William A. Stevenson; and Cmdr. James H. Ashley. We note Japanese "kill" flags on backside. A unique WWII crew-presented model in excellent condition. Estimated Value $400 - UP
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Lot 168
30+ Propaganda Leaflets, Germany 1960's German Democratic Republic. From a different but not so long ago campaign of oppression by the German Democratic Republic during and after the construction of the Berlin Wall. A few duplicates but otherwise an impressive collection of the leaflets dropped by air. Plus an issue of of Psywar Society a rather crude but informative magazine published by the International Association of Psychological Warfare Historians and Collectors. Estimated Value $100 - UP
From The Collection of Alden T. Barnes.

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Lot 169
Raymond F. Toliver & Trevor J. Constable. Fighter Aces of the U.S.A. Beautifully researched boasting scores of photographs of fighter pilots of WWI and WWII. Signed copy by the two authors. In addition, Signed on two Book Plates The P-38 Lightning (11 sigs) and opposite page bookplate P-51 Mustang Aces (13 sigs.) plus signatures throughout the book on their various photos. Very historic and in choice condition. Estimated Value $150 - UP
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