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Interesting World War I Group

Interesting World War I Group

During World War I a call went out to every American to help with the war effort. Part of that call was asking for Binoculars, Telescopes, and Spy-Glasses. This weekend we have an incredible lot that includes a letter signed by Franklin D Roosevelt when he was assistant secretary of the Navy thanking a citizen for his pair of binoculars. It also includes a 1 dollar check that was given, as well as a promise to return the binoculars if possible after the war. Any of these items on their own would be worthy of a second look, but the entire group is certainly unique.