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Date Sold 9/17/2020

Auctioneer Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC
Location Timonium, MD 21093
Date(s) 9/17/2020

Lot # 394
Estimate 60.00 - 120.00 USD
Group - Category Art - Photos / Prints / Lithographs
(1) Artist signed: L. Ortega '91 and signed by (12) crew members: Dick Rossi, Ed Rector, Charlie Bond, "Tex" Hill, Charlie Mott, Ken Jernstedt, Al Kaillin, "Bus" Keeton, Chuck Older, Paul Clouthier, Rich Richardson and Erik Shhilling; (1) limited edition 238/1500 print by King; Erik Shilling - Flying Tiger AVG, signed by Erik Shilling; 11" x 14", VG-EX
Auctioneer Over & Above Online Auction and Estate Sales, LLC
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 9/17/2020
Thursday, March 19th - 4:30 PM
Preview Date/Time Wednesday, March 18th 5PM-7PM, Thursday, March 19th starting at noon
Checkout Date/Time Thursday evening, Friday, March 20th 9am-5pm
Location 1919 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, MD 21093
Buyer Premium discount applicable for cash / check
JOHN R. ELLIOTT WORLD WAR II LIBRARY AUCTION THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH - 4:30 PM ONLINE AUCTION! A collaborative effort between Opfer Auctioneering and Over & Above Online Auctions 1919 Greenspring Drive - Timonium, MD 21093 Featuring: An EXTENSIVE Library of World War II theme books many first editions, many signed by the author, or by the participants Large Collection of World War II Lithographs: Aviation and Aviators, Submarines and more Selection of World War II ephemera: Medals, Ribbons, Flags; Model Planes and MUCH MORE! ONLINE CATALOG WILL BE AVAILABLE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO AUCTION PREVIEW DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED An introduction to the John R. Elliott Library The World War II Library of John R Elliott (1938-2016) For nearly sixty years John R Elliott assembled a private library of books, artwork, photographs and memorabilia associated with “The Last Good War”. Throughout these decades he amassed a library of more than 2,000 books, dozens of signed lithographs and photographs, trench art, relics, virtually every classic movie on the subject, glassware and giveaways, and more items into what is one of the most comprehensive, if not the most comprehensive, collection of information on the war ever held in a private collection. More than half of his books have been signed by the heroes from the war, and frequently by others as well. Many were published in very limited editions and some are mementoes from reunions. His special interests included the famed B-17 bomber, the US Army Air Corps, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, the war in the European theater, submariners and their ships – all of which are chronicled in his library. Though he held the Nazis and Japanese invaders in at least minimal disdain, the library also includes medals, arm bands, Nazi and Kamikaze flags, some books and artwork, and even coasters and champagne glasses once owned by Nazi General Herman Goering which were “rescued” from Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” estate. His dedication to learning all that could be learned about the war led him to meeting many of these heroes, calling them on the telephone and such things as personally arranging a book signing for Medal of Honor recipient Admiral Eugene Fluckey with whom he became fast friends. He was proud to have reached former President Dwight D. Eisenhower at Camp David where he was greeted by the President asking him “How did you get this number?”. He spoke to such heroes as General Omar Bradley who signed the book about his life, and the book about President Eisenhower as well. Other heroes with whom he spoke, and who signed his books, include General Jimmy Doolittle, General Chuck Yaeger, General Paul Tibbetts, Ensign George Gay, Admiral Edwin (Ned) Beach, “Band of Brothers” leader Major Dick Winters and many, many others. Many of the books in the library also contain his letters to these heroes, their responses, information from his research on the heroes or the battles, and even his own critique of the books themselves. He read each of the books at least once, with dozens more being read multiple times. John volunteered more than 1,000 hours as a carpenter for the restoration of the Liberty Ship John W. Brown, which is moored in Baltimore, and among his greatest joys was being able to fly in a restored B-17, not once, but twice. He proudly served in the US Air Force, though never in any sort of combat, where he met one of his closest friends who lived across the country from him. It was with this friend that he made a pilgrimage to Europe in 2001 where these two men literally traced the path of the brave men and women who fought in the D-Day invasion. John himself “landed” at each of the beaches at Normandy where he collected pebbles and small bottles of sand from all from these hallowed locations. He met General Tibbets and the entire crew of the restored B-17 “Shoo Shoo Baby” in Delaware at the plane’s rededication before its last flight to Wright Patterson Air Force Base (an event chronicled in World War II magazine) and secured the only memento of the day signed by the plane’s entire crew. John’s love of flying began during the war at just five or six years of age when he constructed his own “airplane” using sawhorses and leftover lumber in his backyard as the war began. He became intrigued with the Allies’ pursuit of freedom when his father was sent to California by his employer Glenn L Martin and thus began his study of the war’s history; ending that study only in the final year of his life. Enthusiast, historian, and avid patriot, the library of John R Elliott truly exemplifies his life. TERMS: 18% Buyer's Premium, discounted to 15% for cash or approved, prompt check. Visa and MasterCard Accepted. Bidders participating through LiveAuctioneers pay 23% Buyer's Premium, discounted to 20% for cash or check payment. Dealers MUST bring copy of sales tax license, or must pay tax. Everything sold AS IS. No Children. This auction includes books many topics and famous military and political personalities, including: Pappy Boynton, Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers, Billy Mitchell, Jimmy Doolittle, General MacArthur, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Patton, Omar Bradley, Gunther Rall, and MORE!
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