Lot 412: Chester Nimitz

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:52:12

Lot 412: Iconic twice-signed matte-finish 12.75 x 10.5 photo Nimitz signing the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, "To Emmanuel F. King—with best wishes and many thanks for the courtesy, C. W. Nimitz, Fleet Admiral, US Navy," and signed again on the paperwork in the image, "C. W. Nimitz, U. S. Representative." Framed in a period frame to an overall size of 13.75 x 11.75. Light rippling to edges and all writing a few shades light, otherwise fine condition. King worked in the US Navy Underwater Sound Lab and built model submarines as a hobby, one of which he presented to the revered admiral. Accompanied by two original 10 x 8 photos, one of King working in his shop and one of the aforementioned model he presented to Nimitz. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $800-1000
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