The naval dispatch announced the end of hostilities with Japan. It was received aboard the USS Holland on Aug. 15, 1945, days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Pennsylvania auctione.er Kirk Williams sold the historic 8-inch-by-6.5-inch dispatch to a buyer from Nevada. The auction was held on Wednesday—the 67th anniversary of V-J Day.
The lot included other World War II-era documents and photographs taken by a Navy veteran who died in February at age 91.