THE COLD WAR: TWO Metal SIGNS FROM THE BERLIN WALL, In use, 1961-1989 Each: 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm)
Lot 298
THE COLD WAR: TWO Metal SIGNS FROM THE BERLIN WALL, In use, 1961-1989
Each: 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm)
Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

Conflicts of the 20th Century

21 Oct 2015, 10:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
THE COLD WAR: TWO Metal SIGNS FROM THE BERLIN WALL, In use, 1961-1989
Two original signs on thin aluminum, taken down from the Berlin Wall in 1989:
1. A plain sign stating "You are leaving the American sector" in English, Russian, French and German and marked "US Army," slightly rusted.
2. A yellow sign with the image of a bear and Russian script translating to "Beware of Bears." Both slightly weathered, and with a few chips.

Two West Berlin signs used on or in the perimeter of the Berlin Wall, a physical divide in the city of Berlin that quantified the reality of the Cold War, and quickly became the symbolic frontline of the divide between the Soviet and Western blocs. When the Berlin Wall fell suddenly in 1989, souvenir hunters snatched signs like these as trophies.
Each: 12 x 12in (30 x 30cm)
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