Lot 199

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(1896 - 1951) Controversial leader of the German-American Bund, prior to World War II. A naturalized citizen of the United States, he was arrested as an enemy agent and held by the federal government at an internment camp in Crystal City, Texas. His citizenship was canceled on June 1, 1943 and he was deported to Germany. Good group of scarce personal items includes: Printed D.S., 1p. 12mo., New York, Feb. 14, 1938, Kuhn''s New York Bureau of Motor Vehicles operator''s license, giving his birth date, address, and personal characteristics, and signed by Kuhn at the bottom in black ink. The license further bears a red stamp, stating that the holder is certified to drive only while wearing prescription glasses. Shows folds, with some chipping and bumping to the edges, else very good. WITH: Printed D.S., 1p. 12mo., New York, Jan 24, 1938, Kuhn''s New York Bureau of Motor Vehicles passenger vehicle registration, giving his address and the make, model and serial number of his car (a 1938 Ford sedan). Kuhn signs at the bottom in black ink. The verso states that the car has been transferred to Kuhn''s wife, Elsa, on Feb. 2, 1940, and is again signed by Kuhn in black ink. Shows folds, with some chipping and bumping to the edges, else very good. WITH: Group of 22 post cards, most approx. 4" x 6", bearing Christmas greetings for the Kuhns from various friends, acquaintances and supporters in the united States and Europe. One is addressed directly to Fritz and bears the salutation "Heil und Seig!", while the bulk are addressed to Elsa Kuhn. Three of the cards depict lit candles among pine boughs, with a swastika in soft focus in the background, and with one further featuring a copy of "Mein Kampf". All show some minor wear, else very good. These items were acquired by our consignor directly from Elsa Kuhn, widow of Fritz.

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September 13, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Chesapeake City, MD, US

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