Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
A fantastic signed book, "September 1944: Operation Market Garden" by A. Korthals et al (Weesp, Holland: Fibula-Van Dishoeck), 1984, 116pp. 4to. The book has been signed on the half-title page by no less than fifteen members of Company "E", 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne Division, the "Band of Brothers", includes: WILLIAM "WILD BILL" GUARNERE, RICHARD WINTERS, CARWOOD LIPTON, WALTER GORDON, PAUL ROGERS, FRANK PERCONTE, GEORGE LUZ, ROBERT RADER, HANK ZIMMERMAN, PAT O'KEEFE, FRED "MOOSE" HEYLINGER, KENNETH D. MERCIER, Father JOHN MALONEY, SALVE MATHESON, and EARL HALE (adding "Love ya"). These are accompanied by the signatures of GEORGE VANDERSLICE of Company "B", along with his wife and the wife of Kenneth Mercier. The names of Company "E" veterans Ed Stein, Rod Strohe, Forrest Guth, and Bob Brewer have been added in the same hand, possibly executed by one of those listed. Finally, Guarnere signs again on the front cover as "Wild Bill Guarnere" in black ink, adding "Co. E 506 101st Band of Brothers". A menu tucked within the book indicates that the signatures were gathered at a 1984 "Friendship Dinner and Farewell Party" attended by veterans of the 101st Airborne. In very good condition.
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Minimum Bid: $160.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $832.00
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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