May Militaria & Autographs Auction

WWII US AIR FORCE CBI SILK BLOOD CHIT

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Start price: $140

Estimated price: $300 - $400

Auction house commission: 25%

Silk C.B.I. (China Burma India) blood chit with individually applied Chinese characters. Blood chits were used by U.S. aviators as a way of communicating with non-English-speaking people. Made of leather, cotton, silk, or rayon, they served as a safe-conduct pass for a downed aviator in need of help from local people. 10.5 x 8 inches. Frayed edges.

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