Fascinating World War 2 archive from a U.S.Coast Guard/Naval Special Forces sailor named Alfred C. Davidson. Davidson served in New Guinea theatre during the war weeding out enemy Japanese soldiers and patrols in the thick unforgiving jungles of New Guinea. In this archive there are two weapons he was given by a Cannibal Head Hunting tribe. I have offered close up photos of these weapons for your inspection. Alfred made certain nothing would happen to them as he kept them in a safety deposit box throughout his life. This obviously was a testament to the importance of these pieces and relevance to value. Along with these weapons the archive has multiple images of his tour in New Guinea and images of his life before and after the military. There are also several Real Photo Postcards from New Guinea. After the war Alfred worked as a bridge builder throughout his life and there is a good deal of images reflecting this line of work. He was a lifetime union member of the bridge, structural and ornamental iron workers association. In addition I found an Alaskan Drivers license where he lived in Anchorage for a number of years before retiring to Florida. There is plenty here to wet the whistle and certainly ponder what these weapons are really made of and what they were used for? And I don’t believe it was eating marshmallows…more likely having lady fingers. I rarely find material relating to New Guinea and this archive from that country and time in history is quite special.
Item ID: 1988