Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 18

World War II American Military
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Lot 1268
Bradley, Omar and Rickover, H.G. A 5" x 7" photograph signed of five-star general Omar N. Bradley, pictured in the front row of a group of WAcs on board ship for Germany in August 1945. The WAcs have all signed as well. Some waviness to edges, but still very good. Accompanied by a media kit from The Admiral H.G. Rickover Foundation with a three-line inscription to an unnamed person and signature, January 14, 1984, at the top of a three-page biography of the "Father of the Nuclear Navy." Fine condition.
Estimated Value $250 - 350.
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Lot 1269
Military Leaders. A huge collection of approximately 375 calling cards from American and European armed forces leaders and members, from the 19th and 20th centuries, approximately 250 being American and 125 being European. Many are signed, but the lot should be seen. There are many naval cards, some 75 cards belonging to various ranks of admirals alone. They include: David D. Porter, George Dewey, H.T. Mayo, J.B. Coghlan, Frederick Rodgers, W.S. Schley, Richard Byrd, Thomas C. Kinkaid, and many more. Army officers include Greg "Pappy" Boyington, James H. Doolittle, Mark W. Clark, and William Westmoreland. Among the 125 calling cards from European military leaders (primarily French) are Joffré (5), Foch (2), and Wellesley (a cut signature). This is a treasure trove for anyone interested in military history. Some general toning and soiling; some cards have glue remnants on the verso. Condition varies from fair to fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
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Lot 1270
Nimitz, Chester W (1885-1966) Five star fleet admiral who was commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific fleet during World War II. Large black-and-white Photograph Inscribed and Signed, "To Jesse L. Lasky Jr - with best wishes and warm regards - C.W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, US Navy," 11" x 14", n.d., n.p. This famous photograph shows Nimitz seated at a table on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945, accepting the Japanese surrender. Rows of officers witness the historic signing. Light toning, with some breakage and creasing at top edge, creasing in right border, and a few tiny edge chips, most of which can be covered by matting and framing. Nimitz signed in rust-colored ink in the lower border. Jesse Lasky Jr was a captain in the Arm Signal Corps during World War II; he was also the son of movie pioneer Jesse Lasky, and would become a successful screenwriter of films such as The Ten Commandants and Samson and Delilah. A wonderful display item.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 2,000.
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