Auction 100

Lot 103:

WATCH OF HANS BAUR, HITLER'S PERSONAL PILOT

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Start price: $750

Estimated price: $1,500 - $2,000

VAT: On commission only

Hans Baur (1897-1993) SS officer and Adolf Hitler’s personal pilot and leader of the Reichsregierung squadron. Offered here is a rare personal relic, Hans Baur’s personal silver pocket watch, a Longines 10 Grand Prix 900 silver Hunting style pocket watch, approx. 50mm in diameter, elaborately engraved with floral designs, Hans Baur’s initials ‘HB’ in a cartouche on the front lid. All lids marked with serial number ‘5690674’, which dates the pocket watch between 1937 and 1938. Lids are hallmarked with the Swiss standing bear mark within a reserve, marked.900 and further marked ‘E.F.Co. Longines’ within a circle and a winged hourglass, dust lid marked ‘Longines 10 Grands Prix’, sunken porcelain dial with Roman numeral hours and Arabic numeral outer track and seconds dial is marked ‘Longines’ with three gold stars beneath and ’15 Jewels’. The pocket watch winds and runs. We do not do not guarantee the working order of timepieces. Hans Baur’s personal watch is accompanied by a couple of additional personal items, here is a picture frame with a black-and-white print of Hitler stepping off a Junkers Ju 52, Hitler’s first private plane, with a black-and-white photograph of Hans Baur on the opposite side, set in a bakelite and brass stand (the glass is cracked in the lower right hand corner, but can be easily replaced). Also included is a rather unusual object, a miniature leather camel, it is pictured sitting atop a longcase clock in one of the included photographs of Baur’s living room. With a signed photograph of Baur, 5.75 x 4 in.; his business card; two 3.5 x 2.5 b/w photographs of a cockpit; seven color photographs of Baur with friends and his living room; a copies of his personal ID from 1935 and Aryan certificate; a copy of his death card; copy of his passport from 1986; nine greeting and birthday cards from old comrades and friends; two birthday telegrams. Very nice collection of personal relics.

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