Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3093: Memorabilia Related to USN Rear Admiral Fighting Bob Evans

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Archive of Books, Photos, Pennants, and Various Other Memorabilia Mainly Related to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robley D. "Fighting Bob" Evans

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000

Archive of Books, Photos, Pennants, and Various Other Memorabilia Mainly Related to U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robley D. "Fighting Bob" Evans

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Item Views: 292
Item Interest: Average
Catalog Page: 78
Class: Other
Description:

This lot includes a wide variety of items mainly from the early 20th century relating to Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans and the U.S. Navy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The items include "A Sailor's Log" (signed by Evans and dated May 7, 1901) and "An Admiral's Log" (1911) by Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans (the latter an ex-library copy), "With Evans to the Pacific" (1909) by Margarett J. Codd, copies of records related to Evans and documents relating to the research on the swords presented to Evans, a "FIGHTING BOB AND OUR FLEET" pennant, a "Fighting Bob" pennant, numerous portraits and postcards of Evans, souvenir medals, ribbons, buttons, and other memorabilia relating to Evans and the Great White Fleet; numerous stereo cards with images of Evans as well as ships and crews, cards with Evans's signature, a framed group of portrait of the officers of the U.S. Flag Ship Powhatan, a group portrait with 1861 dated New York flag in the background, medals and silver spoons relating to Admiral Dewey, a Victor Record with recording of the "Farewell Address to the Navy by Admiral Robley D. Evans," "Army & Navy" needle books, and more.

Rating Definition:

Most of the items are fine with wear from age and storage typical of items of their age. Some of the items are very well preserved. They would make for a nice display discussing the career and life of "Fighting Bob" Evans.



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