AN autograph sale held by Swanns on April 29 included 11 lots from the George Armstrong Custer collection formed by the late Dr. Elizabeth Atwood, a vet and well-known Custer buff. Seen right is a copy print of a larger image by Timothy O’Sullivan, inscribed “Truly yours G.A. Custer”, which sold for $14,000 (£7955).


Sold at $22,000 (£12,500) was a
mimeographed copy of the Potsdam Proclamation of July 1945 (demanding Japan's unconditional surrender) signed by Harry Truman, who has also added Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek's names.