Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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(1885 - 1946) Japanese general of World War II, the "Tiger of Malaysia" led forces in the capture of Malaya and Singapore and did not surrender until September 2, 1945. Hanged for war crimes. A superb grouping of material related to Yamashita, his surrender and trial, includes: a Philippines one peso "victory" note, signed boldly by Yamashita in black ink in both Japanese kanji and western characters. The bill is tipped to a slightly larger backing card at one corner, along with two modern computer-printed photos showing Yamashita and his staff during the surrender of Singapore. In very good condition; a T.N.S., 1p. 12mo., Ware, July 27, 1958, from British lieutenant-general ARTHUR PERCIVAL (1887-1966), who surrendered Malaya and Singapore to Yamashita. He transmits a card of some sort to his correspondent, with his apologies for having mislaid it, and signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows mounting remnants to the verso, else very good; an original vintage silverprint photo, 8" x 10", showing Yamashita and Percival at the surrender table in Singapore on Feb. 15, 1942 after Singapore' surrender, with Japanese label on verso describing the scene; an original 4 1/2" x 6" b/w photograph showing Yamashita being led to his war crimes trial by American MP's. Shows a few small folds, else very good; and a period 5 1/4" x 5 1/2" b/w press photo showing a bust view of Arthur Percival, in very good to fine condition. Five pieces.
TOMOYUKI YAMASHITA
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Minimum Bid: $200.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $687.50
Estimate: $400 - $500
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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