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Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

The red telephone includes a Nazi party symbol and Hitler’s name engraved on the back.

world Updated: Feb 20, 2017 08:24 IST
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Adolf Hitler

The device was found in Hitler’s bunker after the defeat of Nazi Germany. (AFP Photo)

A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000.

Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions says the phone sold Sunday afternoon to a person who bid by phone. The auction house does not disclose the names of buyers.

Bidding for the phone started at $100,000.

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The red telephone includes a Nazi party symbol and Hitler’s name engraved on the back. Occupying Russian officers gave the phone to a British officer, Sir Ralph Rayner, during a visit to Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. The phone was used in vehicles and trains as well as Hitler’s field headquarters.

Kornfeld says a porcelain figure of an Alsatian dog, also owned by Hitler, also sold Sunday to a different bidder for $24,300.