Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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Good lot of three items signed by notable U.S. Navy admirals of World War II, includes: MORTON C. MUMMA (1904-1968) U.S Navy admiral who commanded the submarine USS SAILFISH at the outset of World War II, and went on to command a PT boat task group. A.L.S., 2pp. 8vo., Mesa, Arizona, May 18, 1956, to a Mr. Martin. Mumma encloses an autograph (not present) and discusses his correspondent's membership in the National Rifle Association, of which Mumma was president from 1955 to 1957. He signs at the conclusion in blue ink. Shows original mailing folds, else very good. WITH: ALFRED E. MONTGOMERY (1891-1961) U.S. Navy vice-admiral who commanded aircraft carrier task groups in many notable Pacific engagements, including at Rabaul, Tarawa, Saipan, and the Philippine Sea. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., San Diego, May 4, 1945, to Richard and Roy Geist, transmitting an autograph (not present). The original transmittal envelope is also present. He signs at the conclusion in black ink. Shows folds, file holes to the top edge and minor soiling, else very good. WITH: WILLIAM R. MUNROE (1886-1966) U.S. Navy vice admiral who commanded the Atlantic Fleet's Battleship Division 3 at the outset of World War II, later commandant of the Third Naval District and commander of the Fourth Fleet. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., New York, March 28, 1945, to Richard and Roy Geist, responding with approval to a letter informing him that they are undertaking a project of writing to U.S. servicemen. He signs boldly at the conclusion in blue ink. The original transmittal envelope is also present. Shows folds, file holes to the top edge and minor soiling, else very good. Three pieces.
U.S. NAVY ADMIRALS
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $75.00
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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