RARE WW2 US MARINE CORP MILITARY 3D TOPOGRAPHY MAP SULPHUR ISLAND IWO JIMA JAPAN


RARE WW2 US MARINE CORP MILITARY 3D TOPOGRAPHY MAP SULPHUR ISLAND IWO JIMA JAPAN

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RARE WW2 US MARINE CORP MILITARY 3D TOPOGRAPHY MAP SULPHUR ISLAND IWO JIMA JAPAN:
$8500.00


RARE WW2 US MARINE CORP MILITARY 3D TOPOGRAPHY MAP SULPHUR ISLAND IWO JIMA JAPAN.

As much as I would love to donate this to a museum I need the funds for two medical procedures I currently cant afford.

Rare WW2 Topography Map.  This map was brought back from japan along with some other items by Theodore Johnson.  

   I have had two appraisals from different sale houses. I am selling myself to avoid the high cost, commission , shipping to sale house, and all the other fees. Estimated value is 5k-15k.  

   Theodore Johnson :  Not only did he collect military memorabilia but he served in the military fighting in WW2. Ted passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. He was born on June 2, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa.

   A little about his service. Upon departure from the US, his travels in the military took him to Nagoya Air Base in Japan, where he was part of the Fukuoka military government team. During that time, he was in Zamboanga City, Philippines and then went back to Japan to finish his time in the military.

   THE ATTACK ON IWO JIMA was not something that was planned a year in advance. Ships already out at sea had to make maps with whatever they had avaliable. It's not like they flew a Topography Map to every ship on the ocean. That being said this is a very rare piece of U.S. HISTORY and its prominently hung in my office as it is a discussion piece.

    The item you see in the pictures is the actual item you are purchasing. Item appears to be in good condition. Showing very light signs of wear.  This map is 24" by 24" and the wood is 3/8" thick. This map is hand molded to scale. It is hand painted. The paint contains radium for use of the map in dark settings which was very common by the military. A few of the labels are missing and some of the plaster has chipped off. The board is a marine grade board typical of the WW2 time period. Theodore wrote his name and Military number on the back. I do not know what the writing on the top side of the board means but it says either "55th ALLERT" or " 55T HALLERT." I dont know much about this map other than it was with other items he brought back from Japan during his time in the service.

    I can send you more photos of the map and /or photos of the other items he brought back. The other items include Captured Hiro silk Flag, souvenir Flag, handkerchiefs and antique sake sets.

  IF YOUR A RESIDENT OF IOWA OR A SURROUNDING STATE I WOULD HAPPILY ALLOW YOU TO COME SEE IT BEFORE BUYING. I Can send videos or pictures of specific things on the map you would like to see.

  IF YOU WOULD LIKE I WILL HAND DELIVER IT MYSELF PERSONALLY ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES OTHER THAN HAWAII, MAINE OR ALASKA FOR $600 PAID AS SHIPPING. However It will not come in a crate if requested to be hand delivered.

  This map will ship in a custom wood crate which has been padded to protect this piece.

    ☆I do not do any repairs, cleaning or touch up work to any of the items I offer. All items are sold as shown in the images. PLEASE REVIEW THE PICTURES FOR ITEM CONDITION. This is a used item so look at the pictures in detail.

    We are always open to offers. If your interested please do not hesitate to ask questions.

   Items usually ship next business day and on average take 2 business days to be delivered if shipped Priority in the U.S.

    We take pride in our quick delivery and customer satisfaction. If you have any questions or issues don't hesitate to ask. As always thank you for your interest in our items.


RARE WW2 US MARINE CORP MILITARY 3D TOPOGRAPHY MAP SULPHUR ISLAND IWO JIMA JAPAN:
$8500.00

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