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Miniature of Iwo Jima monument unsold at NYC auction

NEW YORK — A long-forgotten World War II statue of the famous flag-raising at Iwo Jima that had been expected to sell for as much as $1.8 million was passed on by bidders in an auction on Friday.

Bidding for the 12½-foot-tall sculpture of the 1945 flag-raising reached $950,000, below the undisclosed minimum sale price, Bonhams auction house said.

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