Flag raising first day covers signed by the flag raisers
Lot 136
The Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima
1945-50
Sold for US$ 3,750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The Flag Raisers of Iwo Jima
1945-50
A group of 3 signatures of the surviving flag raisers, Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon written across the 3cent stamp of the Flag Raising, issued on 11 July 1945, this for the Collection of Russell L Silvins;
Two first day covers on special envelopes for the 3cent stamp one signed by the 3 surviving Flag Raisers; together with 11 Marine Corps press photographs of the 3 surviving flag raisers, and 8 portrait photographs of the 3 flag raisers who died, some annotated on verso by de Weldon, and including several of de Weldon modelling their features for the 1954 Arlington Memorial.

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    The War Museum
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