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A silver-plated pencil with which Hitler wrote is being auctioned

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

It is believed to be a gift to the former Nazi dictator from his long-time partner Eva Braun for his 52nd birthday

A silver-plated pencil said to have belonged to Adolf Hitler is to be auctioned in Belfast next month and is expected to fetch £80,000. Bloomfield Auctions will also be selling an original signed photograph of Hitler at a sale of historical items next week.

It is believed to have been a gift to the former Nazi dictator from his longtime partner Eva Braun for his 52nd birthday on April 20, 1941, the Guardian reported.

The pencil, originally purchased by a collector at auction in 2002, is inscribed with “Eva” in German and the initials “AH”.

The sale of a variety of historical items at Bloomfield Auctions in East Belfast on June 6 will also include an autographed photograph of Hitler and a rare handwritten letter from Queen Victoria from 1869 pardoning Irish rebels convicted of treason.

Carl Bennett, managing director of the auction house said they expect interest in the items from all over the world.

“The significance of Hitler’s engraved personal pencil is that it helps unravel a hidden part of the story, giving a unique insight into Hitler’s personal relationships, which he carefully hid from the public eye,” he said.

“This token of love – a personalized pencil from Eva for his birthday – helps reveal the deception behind Hitler’s public facade”.

Bennett added that he fully understands why people might have reservations about selling and collecting items that belonged to the dictator.

Hitler’s pencil is estimated to sell for between £50,000 and £80,000 (€57,000 and €92,000) while the photograph is expected to sell for between £10,000 and £15,000.

The sale will take place on Tuesday, June 6th both online and in the auction house. For more information, visit bloomfieldauctions.co.uk

Photo: Bloomfield Auctions

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