Lot 877

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Fine relic taken from the German Type VIIC submarine U-977 after its August 17, 1945 surrender to Allied forces in Argentina, a 2 1/2" x 4" metal cigarette case with Nazi crest eagle crest on its face. The U-977, famed for continuing its mission and voyage into Allied waters even after Germany surrendered, is also surrounded by rumors: not only did the boat crew claim to have completed a 66-day submerged trek across the Equator, but several Allied sources openly questioned whether U-977 had secretly transported Hitler to Antarctica. U-977 was turned over to the US Navy on November 13, 1945 and sunk off the coast of Cape Cod on November 13, 1946. Included with the lot are an original U-boat crewman white pullover and navy blue side cap, both with Nazi eagle patches. From the personal collection of World War II and Civil War historian Michael Miner. Miner's thirty-year collection was built through an extensive system of contacts he developed with artifact hunters and diggers in Europe and the Far East, and he maintained careful records of the items he amassed.

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January 21, 2010 10:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, US

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