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« on: 11 October 2010, 21:32:01 »
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listing: http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/auction.php?&id=19&pager=19

http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-18087-wwii_-_adolf_hitler_-mein_kampf_two_volumes.html



WWII - Adolf Hitler -Mein Kampf two volumes in one - being the second edition of the first part and first edition of the second part. This is a pre-publication copy of the 1926 edition. Bound in red cloth, gilt title, slight blemish to top of spine, upper hinge slightly weak but otherwise appears unblemished. On the inside front cover there is an autograph inscription signed by Hitler to Emil Danneberg : ‘...in memory of our shared imprisonment, Adolf Hitler, Munich, 20 December 1925.' This is one of the rarest books obtainable on the market. Hitler was imprisoned in Landsberg gaol in 1923 after his infamous ‘Munich bierkeller putsch' - his attempt to overthrow the Government by armed insurrection. He spent two years in prison and during time wrote the first part of Mein Kampf [My Struggle]. This appeared in 1925 as an edition of 500 copies only. It was reasonably successful and this (plus Hitler's intense personal impetus) led him to write a second part which appeared with the first part in 1926. The present volume, bearing Hitler's personal date of December 20th 1925 is therefore one of a few pre-publication copies which were supplied to him, as author, for distribution to relatives, friends, political colleagues etc. Very few of these copies ever appear on the market. We have seen only one other copy which sold in these rooms in August 2009 (lot 320). New evidence suggests that Danneberg was a co-conspirator in the Putsch, and was in fact a close friend of Rudolf Hess. It is further suggested that he was a member of the elite ‘Werewolves' squad of the early NSDAP (ie the Nazi party). This would certainly be consistent with the dedication in this book. It seems highly probable that only a few such copies were signed and inscribed in this way by Hitler - taken from a small batch of pre-publication copies made available to him. It is logical to assume that these copies were reserved for the most special of recipients - those who had been with Hitler at the moment he tried to seize power.

Low Estimate: £18000.00
High Estimate: £20000.00



http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-17431-wwii_%E2%80%93_adolf_hitler_official_certificate_dated_october.html



Adolf Hitler official certificate dated October 1st 1939 bearing the facsimile signatures of Hitler and Meissner.

Low Estimate: £20.00
High Estimate: £30.00


http://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/lot-17444-hitler_attrib__%E2%80%93_watercolour_of_a_landscape_with.html



Hitler attribute – Watercolour of a landscape with a large basilica on the mid distance factory chimneys houses etc. Signed ‘A Hitler ‘09’ to bottom right hand corner framed and glazed. Overall dimensions 14x10ins. Image size approx 8x5ins. The frame has the stamp of an address in Munich to verso plus two rubber stamp impressions of the ‘SS’ mark.

Low Estimate: £6000.00
High Estimate: £8000.00
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« Reply #1 on: 12 October 2010, 07:41:25 »
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You know for as much as I love history and especially military history relating to WW2 I can not say that I would ever want anything relating to Hitler.

I am almost of the opinion that if there was one name that could be erased from the history books it should be his.
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« Reply #2 on: 12 October 2010, 10:18:02 »
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You know for as much as I love history and especially military history relating to WW2 I can not say that I would ever want anything relating to Hitler.

I am almost of the opinion that if there was one name that could be erased from the history books it should be his.


it is indeed a mixed feeling and awareness, when does normal intrest stops and wrong admiration starts?
is it wrong to own something touched/signed/drawn by someone like Hitler?

where does intrest stop and admiration starts?
when does a hobby goes wrong?
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« Reply #3 on: 12 October 2010, 15:48:48 »
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Hitler is infamous, hence the attraction. Though I would not have the world soon forget the destruction he and his cronies brought forth, lest we repeat the experience.

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« Reply #4 on: 12 October 2010, 23:17:34 »
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Hitler is infamous, hence the attraction. Though I would not have the world soon forget the destruction he and his cronies brought forth, lest we repeat the experience.

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The problem is that even if we wanted to forget we can't as we are still dealing with the destruction he caused and is still causing today, the entire middle eastern mess and almost every psychotic nutjob in the region is a direct result of this mans legacy to the world the consequences of which cost us thousands of lives and billions of dollars each year.

As far as repeating the experience I am not sure we have learn't anything anyway as genocide still seems to be the preferred method of crowd control from the Balkans to Africa, the only thing WW2 gave us was a scale with which to compare and dismiss modern atrocities.
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