Lot 1029

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Excellent World War I-era aircraft relic, a section of doped fabric, approx. 24" x 17 1/2", painted with a mottled camouflage scheme of light purple, teal, turquoise, and green, and with a four-digit serial number in white paint and a portion of the left arm of an Iron Cross in black and white. The fabric was taken from the tail of a German fighter aircraft, probably either a Fokker or Albatros. The fabric is mounted in a period frame along with the Nov. 12, 1918 edition of the London Daily Chronicle, which announces the end of the war, as well as a small inset photo postcard depicting the forward fuselage of a German fighter with similar camouflage colors. The reverse of the frame is further sealed with period pages from the Daily Chronicle, announcing the confiscation of Germany''s overseas colonies, among other topics. A fine relic of the world''s first large-scale air war.

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September 14, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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