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.

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.
That opera house is going to look great in my den.