Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: WWII Purple Heart: $5,100, Mohawk Arms
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
The Purple Heart awarded to U.S. Cpl. Joseph E. Oleskiewicz, one of the “Filthy Thirteen” dropped into Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 during World War II, sold for $5,100 at Auction #72, an internet and catalog auction that ended Dec. 5-6 at Mohawk Arms, Inc., in Bouckville, N.Y. Also, a German Luftwaffe silver pokal (footed chalice) awarded to the Nazi flying ace Karl Nordmann realized $9,912; and a Civil War Confederate wood drum canteen with iron bands and strap loops in good shape made $4,200. Prices include the buyer’s premium.