World War II

London — Ronald H. Spector’s definitive history of World War II in the Pacific, Eagle Agaisnt the Sun, is new from The Folio Society, published to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

Our Bright Young Collectors series continues today with Tristan Galloway, of Nampa, Idaho, who focuses in particular on military manuals from 1804 to WWII.

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Timonium, Maryland — For nearly sixty years John R Elliott assembled a private library of books, artwork, photographs and memorabilia associated with “The Last Good War”.  Throughout these decades he amassed a library of more than 2,000 books, dozens of signed lithographs and photographs, trench art, relics, virtually every classic movie on the subject, glassware and giveaways, and more items

Dallas, TX – A rare encryption machine used by Nazi German forces to communicate without interception and translation by opposing nations sold for more than four times its opening bid to end at $106,250. The cypher device was offered at a public auction of historic WWII artifacts in Heritage Auctions’ Historic Flags of World War

Dallas – A powerful photograph of one of the most famous military images in American history is expected to be one of the items in highest demand at Heritage Auctions’ Photographs Auction Oct. 4 in New York.

Joe Rosenthal’s Raising the Flag on Mt. Surbachi, Iwo Jima, 1945 (estimate: $15,000-25,000) captures

141-Flagg copy.jpgNew York—On August 2, Swann Galleries will close their spring-

DALLAS, Texas (June 13, 2017) - Heritage Auctions’ June 11 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Auction in Dallas sold $1 million with Lieutenant William L. Willhoit’s D-Day Battle-Scarred Flag

3355409_3 copy.jpgBOSTON, MA - a remarkable Raoul Wallenberg World War II archive

In a letter dated January 20, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt waxed poetic with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, scribbling some verses from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Sail on, O Ship of State!" FDR preceded the patriotic lines, originally written in 1849, with these words, "I think this verse
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New York—Bonhams will hold its third annual