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    I have 7 photos of the first autopsy of Benito Mussolini. On the photos I have, I can see a group of proud Italian officials posing with the corpse, the medical examiners, some armed men, a clergyman and a woman. There's Mussolini's body Mussolini's disfigured corpse displayed on a shallow porcelain tub for the autopsy, then Clara Petacci, Mussolini and another man in wodden boxes...

    The photographic paper don't have any mark in the back. It seems it has been developed by the photographer. Some photo are badly framed or cuted (there is black marked in the exterior of the frame sometimes).

    Here is the description of the photographies:

    - 3 corpses on the floor
    - 9 persons around mussolini's body (on the floor) armed men, medical examiner, clergy man, Italian officials, woman...
    - At least 10 officials with the corpse in a shallow tub
    - 5/6 armed men (Italian rebels?) around Mussolini's body, in a wodden box
    - 3 Armed men (one is hiding his face) looking at the corpses of Mussolini, Pettaci and another man, in identified wooden boxes
    - Mussolini in his wooden box
    - Pettaci in her wooden box

    I found those photographies with other WWII pictures:
    - 3 photos of Victory over Germany, passed censorship for publication (Canadian Air Force)
    - 2 photos of a printing house
    - 8 souvenir photos of Canadian troups in Paris
    - 11 photos of the liberation of concentration camps by the canadian (with German prisonners carrying jews body)

    What should I do now?
    I have put the pictures in a safe place and made copy of them.
    I tought I could sell this in auction.
    How much do you think it's worth ?

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    Cant tell you how much they are worth without seeing them....
    Cant tell you much without seeing them......

    Lets see what you got!

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    Photoshop a watermark and show.

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    I've made scan of them recently, I am trying to compress the images to be able to post them.

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    If they are ones that have already seen, in newspapers of the day, posted in newspapers of the time, coming from official photographers copies, then the value will be small.

    However if from a private source then possible interest for anybody doing a book on Musso.

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    Here's the photos:















    and the similar photos I found on corbis.com







    *Note that the last photo is the same that one I have, but the version on corbis has a missing corner (right bottom)

    Thanks

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    The women seem to be the happiest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petpirepete View Post
    Bravo. You'd think he would have spent more time having *** and less time being crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drain-O View Post
    Bravo. You'd think he would have spent more time having *** and less time being crazy.
    Because you can see his *****?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckrat View Post
    because you can see his *****?

    ha ha you looked!

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    Ole Musso was a ladies man ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by petpirepete View Post
    What should I do now?
    I have put the pictures in a safe place and made copy of them.
    I tought I could sell this in auction.
    How much do you think it's worth ?
    The price of anything is relative, its just about finding a market. Im sure some academics or publishers would be intrested, but then again it would have to be validated. Maybe some auction house?

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    That guy seemed to have taken a real beating. Did he get better ? Did he suffer any permanent damage ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B25Hmitchell View Post
    That guy seemed to have taken a real beating. Did he get better ? Did he suffer any permanent damage ?
    Apparently he met a nice guy named Adolf and settled down in Argentina

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    Love the one Communist Partisan pointing the Sten at Il Dou-che

    Like he's suddenly gonna get up again.

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