$100K+ Record-Breaking Sale of “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” Type 1 Photograph at Goldin

Goldin, the leading collectibles marketplace, announces that a Type 1 photograph of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal sold for $103,090. Signed and inscribed by Rosenthal “to a great bunch of fighting men on Iwo Jima,” this Type 1 photograph is now the most expensive wartime image ever sold.

“Over the past year, we’ve had record-breaking, 6-figure prices for Michael Jordan’s debut photo and Joe Namath’s 1965 Topps photo,” said Goldin’s Director of Vintage Photography Khyber Oser. “But it’s great to see historical photos in general and WWII photos in particular getting this kind of attention and excitement too. The non-sport Type I photos in our Pop Culture auctions really are the next frontier for photo collectors. And Rosenthal’s Iwo Jima has now raised the bar.”

Goldin has built a reputation as the trusted leader in trading cards, memorabilia and collectibles. Goldin is always actively accepting consignments for future auctions. To inquire about consigning items, email sell@goldin.com

About Goldin
Founded in 2012 by the star of the hit Netflix docu-series ‘King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch,’ Goldin is the internationally renowned leader in trading cards, collectibles and memorabilia. As the go-to marketplace for the very best collectibles across sports, pop culture, entertainment and history, the company routinely sets records for the most expensive memorabilia ever sold. Trusted by lifelong collectors and new hobbyists alike, the company has made over $1.2 billion in sales since its humble beginning in 2012, and founder Ken Goldin has sold more than $2 billion in memorabilia over the course of his illustrious decades long career. Goldin is the official auction partner of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum. Learn more at Goldin.com, and on X and Instagram.

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