Lot 662

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A most unusual relic of the U.S. home front during World War II, a wooden monkey cage, 18 1/2" x 16" x 12", in the shape of a small house, with a small wire-mesh window, a latched door and a leather carrying strap. The blue-painted roof is painted with the slogan "Buy War Bond and Stamps" on both sides, while the door bears the letter "V" (for Victory) in yellow. According to our consignor, the original owner utilized this cage and its simian occupant to aid his wartime fundraising efforts, but in fact pocketed much of the proceeds for his own use. The cage shows expected dings, scratches and overall wear, still a very good and highly displayable piece. The cage was appraised on the Antiques Roadshow at Palm Springs in June of 2008, and is described in the August 2008 issue of the "Antiques Roadshow Insider" newsletter.

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July 31, 2018 10:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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Bid Increments
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$0 $99 $10
$100 $499 $20
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
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