Hundreds of photos lined the walls of a private WWII ephemera museum in Shawnee, Kansas. Professionally framed, black and white images of young men in flight gear stretched from one end to the other, all neatly signed by men like: Pappy Boyington, Chuck Yeager and Adolf Galland.
“This online only auction features about 80 of these signed photos,” said auctioneer Andrew Turner, whose company was chosen to liquidate the collection. “All are museum quality and ready to hang.”
This WWII Flight Ace signed photo offering closes Sunday, July 6 at 11:00 p.m. CST. Visit www.atakc.com and click the “Auction Zip” button on the left side of the page to register and bid. In addition to WWII flight aces, other notable pilots and aviators are represented: WWI aviation pioneer Eddie Rickenbacker, Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets and others are included as well.
Some of the other items from the collection will also sell online, while others will be offered in the company’s weekly Thursday evening Kansas City estate and consignment live auctions (absentee bids are accepted). The sheer quantity of material may dictate a special dedicated auction at some point in the near future as well.
“The best way to follow the sale of this unique collection is to sign up for our email list on our website: www.atakc.com – we email preview pictures and video every week,” said Turner. “We have hundreds and hundreds of unique WWII aviation related items to liquidate.”
Each framed photo and signature in the online auction has an opening bid price of $35. To register and bid visit www.atakc.com and click the “Auction Zip” button, under the “WWII Flight Aces” headline on the left side of the page. The auction closes Sunday, July 6 at 11:00 p.m. CST. For more information about Andrew Turner Auctions and the services they provide, visit the website or call 816.960.4664.