December 15, 2020 Edged Weapons, Armor & Militaria
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World War II US Navy Escape and Evasion "Barter Kit" that was issued to pilots and air crew in case they had to bail out over enemy territory. These kits were auctioned in February 1980 when the US Department of Defense auctioned them after some WWII leftovers emerged. The rubber case reads "If Found Return To / ComNavAirLant (CNAL 34) / Norfolk, Virginia" on either side. Included in the auction is a photocopy of the original 1980 US Department of Defense auction information that lists variants of contents that these kits continued. This particular sealed example is the Atlantic version and is accompanied by an x-ray photo of the kit that reveals the contents inside. There are five gold coins and three 9k gold rings. The kit was weighed and the overall weight is 10.4 oz. According to the accompanying documents, there is approximately 1 oz. of gold contained in the case. CONDITION: The rubber case displays scratches and blemishes and there are no breaks in the seal. Overall very good. JD

Item Dimensions: 4" x 5"
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,450.00
Estimate: $3,500 - $7,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
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