Hitler's silver utensils sold off in public auction
Andreas Thies auction house
Silver utensils belonging to Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were auctioned off for high prices in Germany. The buyer's name was not disclosed.
The lots included silver plates, wine cups all marked with swastikas and Hitler’s initials. Eva Braun’s powder box was marked with her initials "EB".
All the lots were auctioned off on Saturday in the city of Kirchheim unter Teck by Andreas Thies’ auction house, Bild reports.
The bid included cut glasses, a silver plate, one silver cigar box and matchbox and Eva Braun’s powder compact. Each item was explicitly marked with a combination of swastika, Reichsadler (the ‘Imperial Eagle’, used as a symbol by Nazi Germany) and Hitler’s initials "AH".
The silver cigar box – apparently part of the Fuehrer’s personal table service – went for €25,000, thus being the most expensive item. Eva Braun’s powder box was sold for €6,000 Euro with two wineglasses and a silver plate being snapped up for €3,600 and €2,500 respectively.
All the items sold at the auction belonged to Adolf Hitler and were found at his residences in Berghof and Obersalzberg, as well as at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, according to auctioneer Andreas Thies.
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