Conflicts of the 20th Century

Bonhams London
New York

Date of the auction: 29.01.2021

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A gold painted plaster bas-relief plaque of the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima. [Washington: c. 1950-54.] A plaster bas-relief plaque of the Iwo Jima flag raising, this example painted in gold. 285 x 240mm. (11 x 9.25 inches.) Provenance: The Estate of Felix de Weldon; The War Museum, and exhibited

Lot #: 63

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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FELIX DE WELDON. SCULPTOR. 1907-2003. The plaster maquette model for one of the three figures in the American Soldiers Statue at the Military Academy at West Point. [Washington: late 1970s.] A green painted plaster statue of an American soldier, standing in the "Follow me" pose, beckoning to the

Lot #: 64

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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"Admiral's desk" Submarine model presented to Vice Admiral Earle W. Mills.

[Washington: c.1946.] A painted metal late WWII submarine model, in grey and green, mounted on a wooden plinth with a name bar "Vice Admiral Earle W. Mills'. Length of submarine 420mm, wooden base 510 x 100mm. (20 x 4 inches.0 Together with a period framed photograph of the Vice Admiral, head and

Lot #: 92

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG, FOR NAVAL USE.

[USA: 1940s.] A large 48 star American flag, for a capital ship. 1450 x 2870 mm. (57 x 120 inches.) The hoist unmarked, brass grommets, the stars attached with Z stitching. Some light discoloration, and staining. A large size American Naval flag for an unknown capital vessel

Lot #: 66

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG.

[Annin and Co.] with Sterling all wool bunting label, c.1940s. A World War II period 48 star woolen American Flag, linen stars sewn to each side, z stitched, canvas hoist with the Sterling label and marked "4 x 6"(feet). 1170 x 1700mm. Slightly faded and stained through use, upper and lower right

Lot #: 48

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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50 STAR AMERICAN FLAG.

[USA: Annin Defiance brand, 1960s.] A 50 star American flag. 920 x 1550mm. Hoist with Annin Defiance label 100% Cotton bunting, marked "3 x 5" (feet), brassed grommits , woolen sewn stars. Some light discoloration. Together with a French National Flag, horizontal blue, white, and red stripes, in

Lot #: 108

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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A JAPANESE IMPERIAL NAVY PARADE SWORD.

[Japan: 1940-44.] A Japanese Naval Officers sword, with dulled steel blade, without tsuba, a composite and wire over wood grip, wood-lined metal scabbard with one mounting point. Some corrosion to the outside of the scabbard, lacking the pommel and the two securing pins on the handle. Length 900 mm

Lot #: 70

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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AMERICAN PROPAGANDA LEAFLET: JAPANESE BOMBING WARNING.

American Propaganda leaflet in Japanese, warning the Japanese population, to evacuate key named cities as they were about to be heavily bombed by the American Air Force. Dropped by American plane, late July, 1945. Single small format sheet. Small 8vo, 135 x 215mm. (5.5 x 8.5 inches.) Japanese text

Lot #: 75

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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BATTLE OF BASTOGNE: Acting Commander of the 101st Airborne defending Bastogne.

McAuliffe, Anthony Clement, 101st Airborne Division. 101st Airborne Shoulder Patch together with a typed letter signed by McAuliffe, in ball point pen, 8vo, to Mr Georges (a resident of Bastogne), dated June 13, 1956, thanking him for his letter of June 2nd, and thanking him for sharing his

Lot #: 42

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE RELIC.

Stone, Charles Eber. Artist and cartoonist. 1923-2000. Cartoon of a German General and young private. Gifted to the Knopes family in Arlon, Belgium by Private Charles Stone: dated January 4th [1945.] Cartoon of a German general and a young Private, pencil on sepia paper, signed "Pvt. Chic Stone

Lot #: 46

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE: DIRECTIONAL ROAD SIGN, "NEUFCHATEAU 49K."

[Recovered from a road junction north of Neufchateau, in the German occupied sector of the Ardennes, after January 1945.] Double-sided enameled metal road sign, taken from a major road junction north of Neufchateau, probably from a main road north of Bastogne due to distance from Neufchateau. The

Lot #: 44

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$8,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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BATTLE OF THE BULGE: WATERCOLOR OF THE 17th AIRBORNE DIVISION'S ATTACK ON...

Blair, Robert Noel. Artist. 1912-2003. "Battle for Monte in the Ardennes." Painted in a Liege Hospital, Belgium: A Battle Scene for January 5th, 1945, painted in the "3rd week of Jan. 1945" A dramatic and vivid battle scene, in watercolor on thick grey paper, of a wintry daylight scene in the

Lot #: 47

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CHINA THEATER: LIBERATION PARADE FLAG.

[USA: c. 1945.] A period woolen 4-nation liberation flag, central white cross, with the flags of the 4 principal combatants printed at each corner, the USA, Great Britain, Communist China and Nationalist China. The flag is made up of seven sewn panels, with the hoist unmarked, and the verso of the

Lot #: 82

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CHINESE COMMUNISTS/NATIONALIST CONFLICT AND THE CIA: CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT...

Chennault, Claire Lee. 1893-1958. and Whiting Willauer. 1906-1962.. Co-Founders of CAT. The partial company archive of the Civil Air Transport Company. China and Taipei: 1946 - 1958. A Company archive, comprising; 1, A collection of manila files, labeled 1940s, covering the period October

Lot #: 86

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CHINESE NATIONALIST POSTER: MAJESTIC SCENES OF VALIANT SERVICEMEN...

[China: c.1945.] Vintage poster, in Chinese. 750 x 510mm. (29.5 x 20 inches.) The poster celebrating the victories of Chinese Nationalist and American forces over the Japanese. The poster is divided into 6 vignettes, the upper vignette showing Chinese and American planes shooting down Japanese

Lot #: 84

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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COLD WAR: GEORGE WASHINGTON CLASS NUCLEAR SUBMARINES.

Two shipyard-made presentation models, of George Washington Class Nuclear submarines. [Groton, Conn.: c. 1959-60.] The two made-to-scale shipyard-made, full hull models, one chrome-plated bronze, the other cast bronze, Lengths 270mm and 245mm. Provenance: War Museum. The George Washington Nuclear

Lot #: 95

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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COLD WAR: USN SKATE SSN-578.

Cast shipyard model of the third US Nuclear powered submarine to be built. [Groton, Connecticut: c.1957.] A heavy cast aluminum shipyard made desk top presentation full hull model of the USN Skate, with conning tower and antennae with its cast iron stand, the model painted in brown, grey and green

Lot #: 94

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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COLD WAR: USN TIRU SS-416 DESK-TOP MODEL.

A desk top solid chromed bronze submarine model. [Shipyard-Built, Vallejo, California; c. 1948.] A shipyard model of USN Tiru, solid chromed bronze construction, with fine detail of the deck layout, on two bronze supports with a heavy wooden base. Length of model. 335mm. (14 inches): Together with a

Lot #: 93

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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COLD WAR: USS NAUTILUS SNN-571 GROUPING.

Builder's Master Pattern Model of the USS Nautilus; Chrome-plated solid bronze Presentation model, and three other items of related ephemera. [Groton, Conn.: c.1954.] A fine collection of items relating to the USS Nautilus, comprising; 1. The Original cased Builder's Master Pattern Model, scale

Lot #: 91

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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COMMUNIST CHINA: ORIGINAL ART FOR AN ANTI-TAIWAN PROPAGANDA POSTER.

"Always be prepared for the opportunistic attacks of Chiang Kai-Shek's Gangster Army." [China: late 1949.] Pencil and watercolor gouache, on thick sepia paper, 435 x 905mm. (17 x 35.5 inches.) The image depicting the modern communists armed forces from the Army, Airforce, and Navy guarding the

Lot #: 85

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION PHOTOGRAPHY.

A collection of 363 negatives taken from a vintage collection of Cuban Revolutionary photography. The Imagery from 1958-1962, the negatives c.1980s. A Collection of 363 negatives on 11 sheets, each negative sheet with a copy sheet. Sheet size 270 x 230 mm. (11 x 9 inches.) with approximately 35

Lot #: 103

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: A FIDEL CASTRO MEDALLION.

De Weldon, Felix, Artist and sculptor. 1907-2003. A medallion of Fidel Castro commemorating the Liberation of Cuba. New York: 1959. A bronze medallion, the obverse displaying a head profile of Fidel Castro in his characteristic military hat, with text on rim reading "Libertad Cubana / Dr. Fidel

Lot #: 104

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA.

A Collection of 6 vintage photographs of Che Guevara. [Havana: early 1960s] An interesting group of 6 photographs pf Che Guevara comprising; 1. Korda, Alberto. "Che seated looking pensive". 235 x 180 mm. (9.25 x 7 inches.), the verso with the stamp of Studio Korda. 2. Photograph of Che with Castro

Lot #: 97

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA.

Romero, Perfecto, b.1936 A Portrait of Che Guevara; Che with his family. Havana, Cuba: c. 1960 [printed slightly later]. Two Gelatin silver prints. Portrait 435 x 330mm (17 x 13 inches). Family 250 x 200 mm.(10 x 8 inches), the portrait signed by Romero on the verso, paper lightly discolored, the

Lot #: 98

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA.

Korda, Alberto. 1928-2001. "Guerrillero Heroico " Havana, Cuba; Image originally taken 1960, this a reprint dated 1999. Gelatin silver print, 300 x 405 mm. (12 x 16 inches.). Signed and dated at lower right Alberto Korda 99, also numbered 48/50. With the printed COA issued by Dante Korda in Miami

Lot #: 99

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: ERNESTO "CHE" GUEVARA.

Korda, Alberto. 1928-2001. "Guerrillero Heroico " Havana, Cuba: dated in the print 5/3/1960, [but printed after 2001.c. 1960 [printed slightly later]. Gelatin silver print. 510 x 405 mm. (20 x 16 inches.) signed in the print Alberto Korda, at the lower right margin. With a COA issued by Dante Korda

Lot #: 100

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: FIDEL CASTRO.

Korda, Alberto. 1928-2001. Fidel with his daughter at an event: Castro and Hemmingway in a crowd. Havana, Cuba: the first image vintage taken in early 1960s; the escond taken in the 2960s but issued after 2001. Two images of Fidel Castro by Alberto Korda, comprising 1. Castro and his daughter. 325 x

Lot #: 101

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION: NATIONAL CUBAN FLAG SIGNED BY FIDEL AND RAUL CASTRO, CHE...

[Havana: Spring, 1959.] A cotton machine-sewn National Flag of Cuba, in red white and blue, with an applied white star, and a ?later patch of the arms of Cuba, added near the star. Some light wear, lacking one grommet from the hoist. The White Star signed on one face by six of the leading Cuban

Lot #: 96

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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CUBAN REVOLUTION.

Korda, Alberto. 1928-2001. Girl with a Wooden Doll; Cuban Militia Girl. Havana, Cuba: both taken in 1959 and 1962, but these images printed aFter 2001. Two classic images by Korda of life in revolutionary Cuba, comprising; 1. Girl with a Wooden Doll. Inscribed in the immage "La nina de la muneca de

Lot #: 102

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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D-DAY: HISTORIC 48 STAR AMERICAN FLAG. CARRIED BY EDWARD ZANE MCFADDEN...

McFadden, Edward Zane "Mack". 1922-2002. [carried by McFadden into Normandy late May 1944.] A 48-star American flag, lightweight cotton. 990 x 1500 mm. (39 x 59 inches.) Slightly discolored through age, the fly blown out at upper right corner. Provenance: Edward "Mack" McFadden; by descent to his

Lot #: 36

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021