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Two hand signed reprinted modern photographs of WWII aviator Horst Petzschler, one a solo image, a second with a woman. The solo image signed and either inscribed possibly with a unit or outfit or bearing the autograph of an unknown unidentified second individual, possibly another airman. The group photo also signed by a Ruth (last name illegible indistinct unknown), both 4x6 (5 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches), both with modern FUGICOLOR paper stamps verso, both unmatted & unframed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These three lots of the Clinton Collection sale section were acquired from an 86 year-old neighbor of the son of the collector near Clinton whose African items are the subject or this section of our sale. Her late husband was in U.S. military intelligence fighting fascist oppression. This is one of three lots in the sale, the others being Lots 57 & 58, depicting members of the Third Reich. It is our policy not to offer weapons or Nazi flags, uniforms, etc. that could readily be re-purposed for discrimination however we do offer printed matter documenting societal upheaval for historical purposes.

Hand signed reprint of a World War II photograph depicting 26-victory ace Horst Petzschler of the Luftwaffes JG 3 Udet in his flight tunic. Autographed by Petzschler in the United States after 1967....Petzschler, Horst, was born on September 1st, 1921 in Berlin, Germany and died May 16, 2011 in Wichita, Kansas. Horst had a distinguised career with the Luftwaffe during World War II. He flew with JG/3 and JG/51. During his relatively short career he'd flown 297 combat missions and had 26 confirmed victories to his credit. He was shot down on 13 occasions. One of his most memorable experiences was flying the Messerschmitt 262 twice, although never in combat. He immigrated to Canada in June of 1953. He moved to the United States in 1967 working for several different aircraft companies before finally settling in Wichita, Kansas. After his retirement, he spoke at numerous lectures and air shows held throughout the county.--Mlitary and obit sites

CONTINENTAL U.S. LOWER COST WELL PACKED IN-HOUSE FLAT RATE SHIPPING 7 to 14 calendar days after payment (packed & shipped over 1 week & under 3 weeks after payment): $5.00. The additional two unframed lots 57 & 58 may be combined at no additional charge.

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Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC
FL AB3569
Auctioneer Brandon Granai
FL AU4461

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Richard Stedman Estate Services LLC
FL AB3569
301 W. Platt St. #87
Tampa, FL 33606 USA

Individual items, collections and estates wanted for our upcoming Tampa / St. Petersburg and Lake Worth / Palm Beach County, FL, Las Vegas, NV and upstate NY appraisal, auction and estate sale events. Family-run 2nd generation firm. Est. 1957.


Very sound and generally very intact as discovered estate condition, the solo image with a few tiny spots of wear, the group photo with a small edge dimple and some surface edge staining at left.

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2 Sgd German WWII Luftwaffe Ace Horst Petzschler Photos

Estimate $30 - $50Oct 1, 2016