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James Wilkinson (b. 1965)

Lot 88: Wild Bill Guarnere Band of Brothers Limited Edition Fine Art Portrait.

The Fame Bureau

November 19, 2016
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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A fine art Limited Edition print of Wild Bill Guarnere immortalised in the Speilberg/hanks Epic portrayal of the 101st Airborne's Easy Company in Band of Brothers. Signed by artist James Wilkinson.. measurng approx 24x20 inches with a letter of provenance. William J. Guarnere (28 April 1923 – 8 March 2014) was a United States Army soldier who fought in World War II as a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. Guarnere wrote Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story with long-time friend Edward "Babe" Heffron and journalist Robyn Post in 2007. Guarnere was portrayed in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Frank John Hughes.



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The Fame Bureau
November 19, 2016, 6:00 PM GMT

Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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(b) In the event of any failure of the buyers to comply with any of the above conditions the damages recoverable by the seller or the Auctioneers from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on any re-sale of the lot, together with the charges and expenses in respect of both sales, and together with interest at 2% above Barclays Bank PLC Base Rate upon the price of any lot which has not been paid for within 48 hours of the sale, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by the Auctioneers on account of any liability of the defaulter to them or to the seller. The Auctioneers are unable to accept payment from successful bidders other than in cash (In House Only) or by the bidder's own cheque. Cheques drawn by third parties, whether in the Auctioneers' favour or requiring endorsement, cannot be accepted.

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Shipping Terms

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