Blood chits
Lot 120
Flying Tigers blood chits
circa 1944 4
Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

Lot Details
Flying Tigers blood chits
Theater-made, circa 1944
A silk blood chit with the Chinese nationalist flag, and the message embroidered onto it in cotton 'Come to China to help in the War fighting. Foreigners, American soldiers and people are one. Save life and protect. Air Force Association Schneiderman.' 7in. x 9in.
'Sauvez les Aviateurs Allies'. Single sheet in French and Vietnamese (Annamite); together with a military explanation in English dated 1944, and a 10 dollar banknote from the New Fu-Tien bank, all rolled in a container. (4)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    A hospitalized Marine Corps Lieutenant Schneiderman sends home to his his mother in New York in an empty 60mm mortar shell container, a group of blood chits that he thought might amuse them, the date stamps on the container are for April 19th 1945, enclosing a note from the marine that they should take the Chinese piece to a Chinese restaurant and have it translated (which they duly did).
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