D-Day artifacts auction

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Posted: Jun 5, 2014 7:46 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Jun 5, 2014 7:46 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: flag, D-Day, LST 493, auction, Bonhams, World War II

ALBANY, NEW YORK- An American flag from one of the ships that delivered troops to the beaches of Normandy in France for D-Day during World War II sold for $350,000 at an auction of hundreds of artifacts in New York City.

It was sold the day before the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944.

An unnamed buyer won the bidding at Bonhams in New York City.

The flag flew aboard the LST 493 and was valued at $25,000 to $35,000 before the bidding began.

The auction also had rare print-outs of the original series of hourly Dow Jones news bulletins that reported on the landings and the fighting in France.

The prints went for $10,000.

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