Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/19/2019
(1883 - 1962) German vice admiral and archivist. Assmann served as head of the torpedo boat flotilla based in Flanders, which he commanded until the end of World War I. In World War II, he served as an aide to Raeder and Kriegsmarine archivist, and strongly resisted Barbarossa. A.L.S., 2pp. 4to., Oberursel, Aug. 8 [n.y.], to a Mr. Bumball. In full: "Thank you for your letter from 27.IX. Unfortunately, I can not fulfill all your wishes. I can only send you a picture that is a few years old, while I was only commander of the liner 'Schlesien'and captain at sea. Next to me, the former frigate captain Canaris, who later played the well-known great role as chief of the German Abwehr...The officer at sea, which was wounded during the assassination attempt on Hitler on 20.VII.1944, wasn't me, but my nephew, captain at sea Heinz Assmann, who unfortunately passed away...Should I hear something about a sale of documents or decorations I will notify you. What I owned myself, was taken by your fellow countrymen as 'souvenirs' when they captured me after the war." He signs at the conclusion in blue ink, adding the post-script: "Please kindly receive your check returned. Despite the large amount of mail, I happily pay for the postage myself. Because of my 75 years of age, I also hope that you don't expect a lengthy demand based on our current correspondence." Shows original mailing folds, else very good.
Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $87.50
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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