First world war letter to auction on April 28 at Hansons



2015-06-26 13:41:06

First world war letter to auction on April 28 at Hansons

The first world war letter was written by an American GI and includes a pressed poppy

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Sunday 13April 2014

A love letter written by a first world war soldier to his lover back home in America is to feature in a sale at Hansons Auctioneers on April 28.

Little is known about the writer, save that his name was Chas and that he served with the American Expeditionary Forces during the conflict.

Hansons Auctioneers poppy The letter was written by an American soldier to his lover

Auctioneer Charles Hanson commented: "I am unaware of any other WW1 French poppies in American collections or museums, and certainly I feel the endearing nature of the letter, containing such romance and affection, together with the French poppy representing love and remembrance, is something to be preserved for posterity.

"Whilst we will never know whether Chas survived WW1, and returned to his beloved, his words live on reminding us of those brave men and their families."

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