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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 16:37

Hello,

can someone give me informations about this photo?
Maybe the squadron wich belongs to the plane?
I hope someone of the many specialists here can
help me :)


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Niko
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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 16:40

Sorry, wrong forum.
Maybe someone can put it to the
right forum? :)

best regards
Nikolai

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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 17:18

Thanks for the Info :)

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Niko

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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 17:28

If that is an authentic Helmut Wick autograph-photo, then you have a real gem! :D Keep it in a nice, safe place. :)

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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 18:51

sylvieK4 wrote:If that is an authentic Helmut Wick autograph-photo, then you have a real gem! :D Keep it in a nice, safe place. :)


Yes i will protect it :D

i am a person who does not know much about WW2 Signatures, what would be a wick signature worth? ( it is just a question, i like this photo and want to keep it for my children ).

thanks for the help :)

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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 22:40

I honestly do not know what the value of a Wick signature would be, but on the second site I posted above, the autographed Knight Cross portrait is being sold for $1095 U.S currency.

Since Wick died during the war (Battle of Britain, over the English Channel) and was not around long enough to sign so many photos and items to make them common, I would imagine your piece would be pretty valueable.

Maybe someone else on the forum has a better idea of a fair value.

Where did you find that picture, by the way? Family item, or did you buy it at a sale?

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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 22:58

The photo was part of a collection my grandfather had, there are two other signatures as well. Here is the first ( i am very sure that it is a signatue of werner Mölders ) :
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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 23:11

and here is the second, i have no idea wich signature it could be, the text in english translated means: above only above !

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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 23:16

Here is an example of a Moelders autograph from a Knights Cross portrait. The seller is asking $995 for it.

From: http://www.leisuregalleries.com/lluftwaffe.html
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How did your grandfather get the pictures? They are very nice.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 23:17

Not sure about the signature on the paper. Maybe it is Ernst Udet ?? If so, a plum prize, also!

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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 23:19

Here is an example of an Ernst Udet signature. Its from the same site as the other autographed photos.

From: http://www.leisuregalleries.com/lluftwaffe.html
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Post by sylvieK4 » 29 Dec 2002 23:37

Two more Ernst Udet signatures to compare with your signature on the paper:

From World War One era, then World War Two:
http://www.frontflieger.de/3sanke0u.html - http://www.airventure.de/historypics/udet1.jpg

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Post by Lighting-the-torch » 29 Dec 2002 23:42

At first thanks for your Infos :)

I only know that my grandfather was an enthusiastic aviation and luftwaffe fan in the time of the third reich ( he was 17years old, when the war ended ).
After the war he did not talk about his former passion , he felt ashamed for the nazi war crimes and the holocaust, so sadly i only got informations about his youth when he was dead :(

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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 29 Dec 2002 23:50

Definately Ernst Udet. Notice the E, the U, the curls around the D and the ending stroke...

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