Lot 1017

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A rare Hitler Beghof relic, a dessert plate owned and used informally by him at his retreat, the "Eagle's Nest". The attractive porcelain plate, 7 5/8" diameter with gilt rim, bears a hand-painted image of a young Bavarian lady in a traditional dress and bonnet holding a jug and surrounded by wheat and flowers. Beneath her, entwined in roses, fruit and flowers, are the gilt initials "A H". Fine condition. This item was purchased by one of America's most noted collectors of Lincolniana, and an internationally recognized surgeon, from militaria dealers Mohawk Arms, who have over fifty years' experience. Provenance, available to potential bidders, includes a copy of Mohawk's 1975 illustrated catalog listing which describes their ten-year search for accredited Hitler-owned items, resulting in only 19 items of which this plate is one, noting that it came from the Berghof. Also present is a copy of Mohawk's 1975 letter to the purchaser and invoice for the plate. Incredibly, the box containing this plate was opened in January, 2009! Of course, this was a very informal item, undoubtedly used only in private. Sofie Stork (1903-1981) was a friend of Eva Braun and the sometime lover of Wilhelm Brueckner. She was decorated at the Berghof, and essentially financially supported by Hitler. At war's end she was briefly interned. A true rarity.

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May 14, 2009 10:00 AM EDT
Stamford, CT, US

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