Thursday, July 21, 2005
Hitler's drawings and personal greeting cards auctioned off.
A collection of sketches and two greeting cards signed by Adolf Hitler sold at a Montreal auction for more than $30,000 Tuesday evening.That opera house is going to look great in my den.
Four architectural sketches – done in charcoal, pencil and watercolour – were sold for between $6,500 and $7,500 each. One includes the Nazi leader's corrections in red pencil on sketches of the opera house in his hometown of Linz, Austria, designed by his architecture minister Albert Speer.
[Take a look at them.]
The two cards, which date from New Year's Day 1935 and Christmas 1938, sold for $2,100 and $2,300.
Anonymous buyers purchased all six pieces, via telephone bidding, for a total of $32,400 (US $26,800)
Montreal auctioneer Iégor de Saint Hippolyte has said that the six pieces were owned by a collector who wished to remain anonymous. [CBC]