Conflicts of the 20th Century

Bonhams London
New York

Date of the auction: 29.01.2021

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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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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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KOREAN WAR: UN FLAG.

[USA: 1950-53.] A large UN Flag, of cotton wool mix, unmarked hoist, blue grey ground with the UN device stenciled in white on each side. A few holes to extremities, light fading. 950 x 1550 mm. (29 x 60 inches.) A curious UN flag, with the UN symbol applied in white on the flag with a stencil

Lot #: 87

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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KOREAN WAR: SOUVENIR DECORATED SCARF AND GROUPING.

Main Cities in Korean war. [Korea: c.1950-51.] A printed and hand-stenciled decorated rayon scarf. 510 x 590mm. (20 x 23 inches.) The scarf decorated with a map of North and South Korea, with Korean scenes around the margins, upper left titled in stencil "To my dear mother from your son." Together

Lot #: 88

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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KOREAN WAR: JAPANESE NATIONAL FLAG OVERPAINTED BY JOHN KIRALY, MARINE...

[Japan/Korea: the flag c.1944-45, with overpainting c.1952.] A rayon Japanese flag, 870 x 720mm. The flag over painted on one side and titled "First Marine Air Wing. John Kiraly," and the red circle labelled "Marine Fighter Squadron" One Fifteen" with the insignia, the flag decorated in ink and

Lot #: 89

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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USAAF FLYING ACE: MAJOR GENERAL JOHN C. GIRAUDO MEDAL GROUPING.

Giraudo, John C. Major General. 1923-1996. Giraudo's Medal Grouping. Military career 1942-1977. A fine Medal Grouping comprising; 1. John Giraudo's 15 Medals, mounted in a wooden presentation case. The 15 medals are the American Campaign Medal (WWII); E.A.M.E. Campaign Medal (WWII); World War II

Lot #: 90

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

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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"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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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: 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: 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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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: 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.

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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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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VIETNAM WAR: A VIET CONG AP BAC VICTORY FLAG, BUGLE FLAG, SHOULDER PATCH...

[Vietnam: 1963.] A fine Viet Cong grouping, comprising. 1. A three piece cotton Viet Cong Victory flag with yellow star and text reading "Lúc lương vợ trang cái lấy chiến tháng Áp Bác 1963" ["The Armed Forces take Ap Bac victory 1963"]. 2. A cotton Viet Cong bugle/car flag with white star and string

Lot #: 105

Estimate: US$700 - US$1,000

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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VIETNAM WAR: US 5TH SPECIAL FORCES GROUP.

A Grouping of items belonging to Frank Yoder of the 5th Special Forces Group operating in Vietnam. [In Vietnam; c.1965-69.] A fine grouping of artifacts belonging to Frank Yoder of the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam, comprising: 1. A presentation Bowie knife with scabbard, the knife's brass

Lot #: 106

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

Date: 29 Jan 2021

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WERNHER VON BRAUN & GERMAN ROCKETRY.

A fine collection of signatures relating to Rocketry, including; 1. VON BRAUN, WERNHER. RAF Rocket Mail cover signed by von Braun, postmarked April 3, 1971. Also signed by WILLY MESSERSCHMITT and HERMAN OBERTH. 80 x 130 mm. (3 x 5 inches.) 2. FIESLER, GERHART. 50th Anniversary of the King's Cup Air

Lot #: 107

Estimate: US$500 - US$800

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