Adolf Hitler phone sells for $243 000

2017-02-20 14:06
An engraving of a swastika and Adolf Hitler's name are seen on the back of Hitler's personal traveling telephone at Alexander Historical Auctions. (Patrick Semansky, AP)

An engraving of a swastika and Adolf Hitler's name are seen on the back of Hitler's personal traveling telephone at Alexander Historical Auctions. (Patrick Semansky, AP)

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Chesapeake City - A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243 000.

Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions said the phone sold on 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.

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

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