Hitler’s wife’s trousers sell for 3,000 pounds at auction
A pair of lilac knickers belonging to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun were sold at an auction in the UK for nearly 3,000 pounds, seven times the estimated price.world Updated: Nov 08, 2016 15:05 IST
A pair of lilac knickers belonging to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s wife Eva Braun were sold at an auction in the UK for nearly 3,000 pounds, seven times the estimated price.
The collection also includes a gold cluster ring, a silver mirrored box and a silver holder with Braun’s bright red lipstick was sold to a private collector based in the UK.
The briefs, part of a collection that went under the hammer at the Philip Serrell auction house in Malvern, Worcestershire, were estimated to sell for around 400 pounds, but fetched 2,900 pounds.
The knickers, featuring a lace and ribbon trim, are embroidered with Braun’s initials, the auction house said.
“It is generally people fascinated with that period of history. I think people who were bidding on them were private collectors more than dealers,” Sophie Jones, auctioneer and valuer at Philip Serrell, said.
A collection of early 20th century black and white photographs depicting Braun, some with Hitler, sold for 100 pounds at the auction.