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Manfred von Richthofen Fabric swatch and hair

03 Nov

Exceptional display featuring two inch-long oval lockets, one containing a small swatch of fabric from the plane von Richthofen was flying at the time he was killed, and the other containing several short strands of his hair. Handsomely double-matted and framed together with three engraved plaques and two photos to an overall size of 14 x 21. In fine condition. Accompanied by photocopied provenance material from noted autograph dealer Charles Hamilton, including a letter stating that the fabric was “cut from the plane by Bill Barbour, Battery B, 51 Artillery, C. A. C., France, June 10th, 1918”; and a letter by Hamilton stating: “the crewcut hair attached herewith was removed by me from a locket…and is an original lock of hair of German World War I ace Baron Manfred von Richthofen presented by him to a cousin.” A scarce highly desirable pairing from the most notorious fighter pilot of all time. RR Auction COA.

 

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