Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
(1892 - 1945) German Field Marshal and last head of the Luftwaffe, a Knights Cross winner involved in the invasion of Poland, the Battle for Norway, the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa. His final words before taking cyanide were: "I am the head of the Luftwaffe, but I have no Luftwaffe." Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], April 20, 1942, an award certificate granting the Iron Cross, Second Class to "Feldwebel" Josef Kracklauer. Von Greim signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows file holes at the left edge, else very good. The document is matted in cream along with an identifying plaque, a modern photo portrait of von Greim, and period newspaper clippings discussing his suicide. These are mounted in a wood frame, total size 16 1/2" x 18 1/2".
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $156.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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