Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign. Belgian, 1944.
Lot 1223
Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign.
Belgian, 1944.
Sold for US$ 27,500 inc. premium

Voices of the 20th Century

6 Dec 2017, 13:00 EST

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Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign. Belgian, 1944. Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign. Belgian, 1944. Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign. Belgian, 1944.
Siege of Bastogne: "bastogne" village sign.
Belgian, 1944. A period enameled metal sign lettered in black "BASTOGNE", yellow background and red borders, with securing holes to each corner, the corners chipped and rusted, 3 indents or holes created by gun fire or shrapnel, the enameled surface with residue of earth stains, the verso rusted. 200 x 805 mm.

A rare battle-scarred original town sign, one of a few town signs that were placed at the roadsides entering the town of Bastogne, Belgium. This example recovered by a local farmer who took it away after the battle, identified as being the sign on the Senonchamps road (probably the Rue de Musy) going west out of the village.
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