Battleship Missouri Surrender Group: Extremely Rare Zippo Lighter with Medallion made out of the Metal Hatch that was underneath the table upon which the Japanese Surrender Documents were signed, with original Zippo box; group of eight (8) original photos of the Surrender Ceremony taken by a sailor sitting on the gun turret overlooking the Surrender Table
Lot 179
VJ Day, 15th August 1945, and the signing of the Surrender Document on board the U.S.S. Missouri, 2nd september 1945
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Sold for US$ 750 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
VJ Day, 15th August 1945, and the signing of the Surrender Document on board the U.S.S. Missouri, 2nd september 1945
A collection of 8 photographs taken by a sailor, sitting on a gun turret, overlooking the table laid out on the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri for the signing of the surrender document.
A 1949-52 era surrender Zippo lighter, with the medallion made up of metal from the hatch over which the surrender table had been placed on the foredeck. The Zippo in its original box.
A water-proofed map of Tokyo Bay, dated 1945.
22 x 18in.
Two special issue newspapers announcing that the war is over, The Herald Times in Washington D.C. 'Truman announces 'War is Over"and the Cleveland Press headlines "Peace", both dated 15 August 1945.
A V-J Day badge and two 'Welcome Home" banners, one in cloth, the other paper. (11)

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  • Provenance:
    The War Museum
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