1945. Collection of photographs, signed documents (personal and official military), maps, ephemera, and other collectibles relating to Major General Horace Fuller and the WWII Singapore Surrender on Sep 12, 1945. Collection includes the following:
Woodboard file-chronology “U.S. Representatives at Singapore Surrender 12 September 1945 Maj. Gen. Fuller” with the first page of the treaty print-signed by Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, and Supreme Commander Japanese Expeditionary Forces Southern Regions, Field Marshal Count Terauchi (likely a copy; do not appear to be original handwritten signatures). Includes 34 official 8” x 10” photographs stamped “U.S. Army Signal Corps” in lower right corner and number-stamped on back, as well as a four-page itinerary documenting events before and after signing (9/10/1945-9/13/1945). All photographs and documents are secured between 11 ½” x 9” boards ; minor wear with a few scuffs and light stains. Light creasing to treaty document; creasing and edge-wear to itinerary with a few partial tears. Photographs in good condition with light creasing and a slight bend
Green leather-covered Furlough Banquet Program from 6/14/1909 dinner at Hotel Astor (New York City) attended by Major General Fuller and General Patton. Twelve-page program details banquet menu, toasts, songs with final two autograph pages blank.. Wrinkling and wear to leather cover with edge-wear and partial tears to corners; small stain back cover. Age toning to all pages with creasing, edge-wear, and light spotting; partial tear to final autograph page
Mountbatten one-page signed letter (TLS) dated 10/10/1947 regarding decision to omit controversial material from the final draft of a report to “Combined Chiefs of Staff”; mild age-toning to page edges with partial tear to upper left edge and corner (with COA)
7 ⅝” x 9 ⅝” photograph of General MacArthur signed/inscribed to Major General Fuller; good condition with light creasing (with COA)
Occupation currency note dated “Singapore Surrender 12 Sept 45” signed by Fuller and 17 other individuals. Signees were likely present at Raffles Hotel dinner held the evening of the Singapore Surrender and referenced in the four-page itinerary provided in the woodboard file-chronology (see above woodboard chronology/itinerary description and 4th photograph from bottom BT-45-2335 for guest list)
“Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia” report signed/inscribed by Mountbatten to Fuller. Light spotting and toning to pages with moderate wear to cover (creasing and partial tears) and spine (final three pages detached). 306-page report signed inside front cover by Mountbatten and numbered “No.142” on front cover. 35 /12” x 21 ¾” folded map of Burma included with report (with COA).
Double-sided silk WWII survival evasion escape map No.44 details escape route possibilities throughout China (Side L) and French Indo China (Side M). Legend shows district boundaries, elevation changes, topography, locations of railways, telegraph lines, and freshwater. Rayon acetate map is folded and has wear along edges.
Three ribboned “Republique Francaise” cards
One invitation postcard (Fuller event at the U.S. Embassy in France)
Two authentic period leather gun holsters (not in group photograph)
10 ¾” long knife in scabbard (6 ½” blade). Wear to scabbard bottom; unraveling of wire handle; a few light scuffs to blade
One framed charcoal (or possibly crayon) portrait of Major General Fuller drawn on paper by McClelland Barclay (1943). Portrait rests in 8 ⅝” x 10 ⅜” black-painted wooden frame. Portrait not examined out-of-frame but appears to be in good condition; wear to frame corners and edges
One letter (ALS) from Major General Fuller to wife, Betty (undated but likely c.1940). Two-pages penned in blue ink; light creasing and age-toning to edges (paper was folded into quarters)
Four chest ribbons
Two National Geographic folding maps: “The World Map” and the “United States of America” (both dated 1951); light creasing to the pair
Small bag with one lighter and two pins (“Croche et Tient” and “6th Field Artillery Regiment” insignia)
Collection of thirty-seven photographs and postcards :
One unframed military “attache” group photo dated 2/22/1936 and signed in lower right corner by unknown individual. Photo measures 11 ⅝” x 8 ⅝”. Creasing, toning, and edge-wear with partial tear to upper left corner and ½” partial tear along upper edge.
One photo album page (excised) with pre-WWI photographs. Page measures 12” x 9 ½” with creasing and edge-wear (numerous partial tears to paper backing); photographs have light creasing
One mounted and framed photograph of Fuller with horse (pre-war). Light spotting and toning.
Twelve undated postcards (~5 ½” x 3 ½”)
Thirteen photographs sized 5” x 3” (7 of which are stamped and dated 1945 on back by “SEAC Photo Unit”)
Six larger stamped photographs (measuring ~9 ¾” x 7 ⅛”) and stamped “S.A.F.R.A.”, “New York Times” or “Air Corps U.S. Army”; and two unstamped photographs
Two ~5” x 7” photographs (stamped “Associated Press” and “France Presse”)
One unstamped flag-raising photograph measuring ~7” x 4 ½”
This is a massive lot and all items have been extensively photographed. However, please feel free to contact us to request additional photographs of specific items. Thank you.
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