EVA BRAUN'S CASED VANITY SET
A superlative set of relics once belonging to Adolf Hitler's wife, Eva Braun, a set of "vanity" implements in a black leather case, all of which bear her "butterfly" monogram "E B" (designed for her by Albert Speer), engraved in brass and inlaid in a black marcasite-like material. Included in the grouping is a hand-held mirror, shoe horn, nail file, comb (ornamental top only, lacking teeth), hair brush, a powder container and powder puff, and two screw-top containers, one likely for cologne, the other for powder and still containing residue. The implements are contained within a 12" x 10" x 3 1/4" black leather-covered case with locking closure (key not present). Corners of the case are bumped and scraped, the satin-like lining is eroded in one place, likely from contact with one of the implements, otherwise all items are in very good condition. Originally sold by noted militaria auctioneers Mohawk Arms, fifty-year experts in the field, in their 1991 catalog, item A-100. With Mohawk's original catalog description.