Historical Militaria & Autographs

Lot 225:

ADOLF HITLER FORMAL SERVICE NAPKIN RING

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Start price: $500

Estimated price: $1,000 - $1,200

Auction house commission: 25%

Original formal silver napkin ring from one Adolf Hitler’s formal dinner service, 1.75 in. (45mm) tall, 1 5/8 in. (43mm) diameter, bearing a large Nazi eagle and swastika device in relief, the swastika flanked by Hitler’s initials ‘AH’ at bottom. At top and bottom the ring also bears an engraved ‘Greek key’ design. On the opposite side the napkin ring bears the hallmarks of silversmiths Bruckmann, also marked with a crescent moon, King’s crown, & ‘935’ signifying the silver content + an Imperial German eagle. Some light tarnishing, else fine condition. The Bruckmann ‘formal pattern’ of silver flatware and tableware was made as a 50th birthday present to Hitler from Albert Speer.

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