Historically Important WWII D-Day Flag of LCT 530 - Utah Beach, Normandy - to Sell with Centurion Auctions
Centurion Auctions will offer the historically important WWII D-Day Flag flown on-board LCT 530 (Landing Craft Tank) as it took part in Utah Beach Operations during the invasion of Normandy on D-Day. This one-of-a-kind WWII Flag will sell in the November 30th 2017 Military & Wartimes Collectibles Auction.
Being such a wonderful piece of WWII Memorabilia, the WWII D-Day Invasion flag of LCT 530 would make an excellent complement to any private collection or museum catalog. Very few D-Day flown flags are known to exist in the market. Do not look past this exceedingly rare opportunity to own an extraordinarily special piece of history, from one of the most significant military events of the 20th century.
The Allied Invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 (D-Day), involved nearly 160,000 Allied Troops (half of whom were American). The D-Day Invasion, and the sacrifice of those involved, signaled a turning point in the WWII European theater, and contributed largely to the defeat of Germany.
The 48 Flag of LCT 530 is Lot 25362 of an 800 Lot Military and Wartime Collectibles Auction. The auction is public and open to everyone. It takes place at 11 a.m. Eastern on Nov. 30, 2017. The auction will be held at Centurion Auctions - 2490 Centerville Rd., Tallahassee FL 32308. Bidders are welcome to bid from the floor, telephone, absentee, or Internet.
Description of WWII D-Day Flag of LCT 530:
Historically important WWII D-Day Flown Flag of LCT 530 (Landing Craft Tank) - Utah Beach. This 48 Star Ensign was flown aboard LCT 530 on June 6th, 1944 as it took part in Utah Beach Operations during the invasion of Normandy (D-Day). It was recovered and kept by Gunner’s Mate Second Class Harry William Heckman, who served aboard LCT 530 on D-Day. Very few Flown D-Day Ships Flags are known to exist. Flag is framed.
Provenance of WWII D-Day Flag of LCT 530:
The Flag is consigned by the Family of Harry Heckman, the individual who recovered this D-Day Flag from LCT 530. It is accompanied by a complete file of provenance relating to Heckman and his service, to include documentation of his D-Day service aboard LCT 530. The Flag has been in the possession of the family since being brought back by Heckman. Also included is a Notarized Statement of Flag Authenticity, from Consignor Jason Hall (Grandson of Heckman, inherited Flag directly from Heckman). (Please contact us for a copy of complete Provenance and any additional photos.)
Pre-Auction Estimate of WWII D-Day Flag of LCT 530:
$30,000 - 50,000
Additional Details on the more than 800 Lots being sold as part of the November 30th 2017 Military & Wartime Collectibles Auction:
Selling an extensive assortment of desirable wartime military collectibles, to include: Civil War, Indian Wars, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and most other 19th & 20th C. Military Conflicts. Items are consigned from estates, individuals, lifelong military collections, and private collections across the United States. Online Catalog is posted now and available for absentee / pre-bidding. Register and Bid Now on more than 800 Lots of Military Wartime Collectibles. Live auction begins at 11 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Other Auction Highlights Include:
- EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF JAPANESE EDGED WEAPONS & ACCOUTREMENT, Lots 25522 through 25670: Consisting of consignments from three large private life-long collections and being one of the finest offerings of Japanese Edged Weapons and related Japanese Accoutrements to market, the comprehensive offering includes Mounts, Kashira, Fuchi, Menuki, Tsuba, Jitte, Kozuka, Percussion Pistol Tanto, Tanto, Wakizashi, Shin-Gunto and Katanas. Many early signed pieces, and most finely crafted with utmost attention to detail.
- CONSIDERABLE COLLECTION OF SCOTTISH EDGED WEAPONS & PISTOLS, Lots 25671 through 25687: Consigned from a single decedent collection, a thoughtfully collected, choice offering of highly desirable Scottish Dirks, Brooches, Sporran, Sgian-dubhs and Percussion Pistols.
Centurion Auctions are Auctioneers & Appraisers specializing in the preservation, valuation, marketing, and sale of Historically Important Military Collectibles, Wartime Items, Documents, Arms, and Firearms - to include all periods, countries, and conflicts. Centurion travels nationally in the appraisal & acquisition of specialty militaria & arms collections, as well as historically important items.