A set of four engraved goblets fetched £3,000 at auction recently, that are said to have been Hitler's and used in one of his bunkers.
The crazy thing is that they have no documentation or concrete proof that's true, other than the word of the seller and the reputation of his father. Beyond that, the goblets are lined with gold and have an "AH" engraved into them. So it's possible.
They were expected to go for £8,000, but someone from Sweden snatched them up for much less.
Here's what the auctioneer offered up as a reason:
"Anything Nazi can be a little bit awkward to place and although we had an immense amount of worldwide publicity people were very cagey about expressing pre-sale interest. They sold to someone from Sweden who bid via the internet. They have no paperwork, no written provenance, it was really based on the hearsay from the vendor in America."
We're willing to go for the first reason, that buying Nazi things is awkward for people.
It's inneresting, though, there is any market for that stuff at all.
We suppose for history buffs, yeah, but that stuff'd be weird in a personal collection. How do you even really explain that to curious visitors? LOLz
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