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Gazette Premium Content Glenn Beck: I bought D-Day flag at auction

Associated Press Updated: June 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Associated Press Updated: June 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm • Published: June 9, 2014

NEW YORK — Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says he and his Mercury One charity paid $350,000 at a Manhattan auction for a U.S. flag that flew over a ship at Normandy on D-Day. Beck announced on his radio show and website that he was the anonymous online bidder who bought the 48-star Navy...

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NEW YORK — Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says he and his Mercury One charity paid $350,000 at a Manhattan auction for a U.S. flag that flew over a ship at Normandy on D-Day.

Beck announced on his radio show and website that he was the anonymous online bidder who bought the 48-star Navy ensign at a sale of World War II artifacts and memorabilia at Bonhams last Thursday.

The tattered flag flew aboard the American-built LST 493 during D-Day operations 70 years ago. It had been estimated to sell for $25,000 to $35,000.

During Friday's show, Beck referred to the flag as "the 20th century's Star-Spangled Banner."

Bonhams says it's prohibited by law from divulging information about anonymous bidders.

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