Auction 102

Lot 325:


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Start price: $280

Estimated price: $400 - $600

Auction house commission: 25%

Very scarce German photo album with exceptional photographs presented by OLEX ‘Deutsche Benzin und Petroleum GmbH’ on the occasion of the first German long-distance road race 21. – 23. July 1933. Olex was one of the predecessor companies of the German BP. The album contains 57 professional black-and-white photographs, mostly approx. 4 x 6 inches. A gilt inscription on the cover reads: ‘2000 Kilometer durch Deutschland 21. – 23. Juli 1933’ and the inside cover page has an imprint from Olex/BP. The event was supported by all types of National Socialist organization, the NSKK, the SA, the Allgemeine SS, and the album shows members of those organizations in almost every photograph, along with German Nazi flags and OLEX advertising, plus very interesting photographs of the participants, the race cars and motorcycles, as well as the spectators. Some album pages are disbound and some scuff on the cover, but nothing is distracting from the very interesting photography.