May Militaria & Autographs Auction


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Start price: $260

Estimated price: $500 - $700

Auction house commission: 25%

Four historical relics recovered by a local resident from the bunkers of Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat the Berghof at Obersalzberg. The relics are fragments of German SS documents left in the bunkers at the Berghof and once thought to be destroyed. The relics are partial documents and one is titled ‘Temporary ID’, the other is an issuing document with faint inscriptions and signatures. The included provenance reads, ‘The document fragments were found in the Obersalzberg command tunnel during the filming of a documentary film about the bunker facilities on Obersalzberg in 1989…In the command tunnel especially in the Flakmeldezentrale we found…numerous fragments of old SS identity cards and driving permits.’ The relics are mounted inside of a 10.5 x 10.5 shadow box with an interior picture of the SS-Command Tunnel. The documents have been carefully placed between two pieces of plexiglass in the shadow box. Accompanied by a letter of provenance.