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Objects from World Wars I and II and the modern era to be auctioned online Sept. 29 by Bruneau & Co

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The 265-lot auction will features flags, uniforms, bayonets and iconic arms for veteran and novice collectors. The action will begin at 6 pm Eastern time, with Internet bidding available on several platforms and the Bruneau & Co. website.

CRANSTON, R.I. - eTradeWire -- World War II leather flight jacket from the U.S. 23rd Bomb Squadron, a worsted wool tunic worn by a brigadier general who was a commanding officer at the legendary Tuskegee Army Advanced Flying School, and a Polish pre-World War II VIS-35 Radom pistol are expected top lots in Bruneau & Co.'s Historic Arms & Militaria auction on September 29th.

The online-only auction, beginning promptly at 6 pm Eastern time, is packed with 265 lots of historic objects from World Wars I and II and the modern era. These include flags, uniforms, bayonets and an array of iconic arms of both World Wars for the discerning collector.

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"A large portion of the auction was built from a single-owner collection of fine long arms, pistols, and revolvers," said Joel Bohy, the director of Bruneau & Co.'s Arms & Militaria department. Mr. Bohy added, "There will be a selection of bayonets, fighting knives, scopes, and unusual wartime bring-back articles, to include porcelain, glassware, flags and propaganda."

There is also a single owner collection of officers' tunics and uniforms and a collection of German Hitler youth articles including, clothing, badges, books, photographs, helmets, hats, insignia, and medals. This will be just the fifth online-only Historic Arms & Militaria auction for Bruneau & Co.

The World War II A-2 leather flight jacket from the U.S. 23rd Bomb Squadron features a 5th Bomb Group painted insignia on the left chest depicting a skeleton in a flight cap holding a bomb, and a banner marked "23RD BOMB./IN HOC SIGNO VINCES". The jacket is shown in Jon A. Maguire's book Art of the Flight Jacket: Classic Leather Flight Jackets of World War II (Schiffer Military/Aviation, 1995), and should gavel for $800-$1,200.

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General Frederick Von H. Kimble's summer-weight, worsted wool tunic has "SMILO" brigadier general stars on each epaulet, a U.S. insignia on the collar, a sterling "Myers" command pilot pin back wing on the left breast, with a two piece sew-on WWI victory and American defense bars, marked on the inside right front "Vo. H: 7267. K". The lot comes with a research folder on Kimble and is expected o change hands for $300-$500.

Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com, Auctionzip.com, bidLIVE.Bruneauandco.com and the mobile app "Bruneau & Co." on iTunes or GooglePlay. To learn more, visit www.bruneauandco.com.

Joel Bohy

Source: Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
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