Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 7/30/2019
A fine Eva Braun relic, and understated dark blue wool hat with a matching ribbon. The interior is fitted with a dark blue sweatband bearing the embroidered label of Munich hatmaker Berta Heymann, beside a second label bearing Braun's "butterfly" monogram embroidered in light blue thread. Shows some fraying to the sweatband, with minor soiling to the ribbon, else very good. Our consignor, a 40+ year dealer/collector, purchased this item and other personal possessions belonging to Braun approximately thirty years ago from an ex-O.S.S. agent Eugene Frankenfeld. Included with the hat is a copy of Frankenfield's original letter of provenance, dated April 14, 1976, indicating that he became Commanding Intelligence Officer for District Greater Salzburg in May of 1945, and confiscated luggage deposited by Braun and her family from a hotel in a small town outside of Salzburg. He lists the items he recovered, specifically mentioning "...1 box lot of Eva Braun dresses, undergarments, coat, scarves, hats...", among many other personal relics. Research included shows that one "Berta Heymann" of Munich, born 1872, was transported to Terezin and then Treblinka where she was murdered in 1942. A similar hat made by Heymann and owned by Braun, originating from the same source, was sold by us in July of 2018 for nearly $1,500.
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Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,235.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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