Sunday, 27 November 2011

Hitler's bedsheets up for auction

Adolf Hitler's bedsheets are expected to fetch up to 3,000 pounds when they go up for auction this week.

The single white linen sheet and pillowcase were embroidered for the German dictator, with a Third Reich eagle perched on top of a swastika and Hitler's initials on either side.

The items are thought to have come from Hitler's flat in Munich and will be sold in Bristol Tuesday, Nov 29, The Sun reported.

Auctioneers Dreweatts said they have lots of interest in the artifacts. Its military specialist Malcolm Claridge said: "It is extremely rare to find pieces of Hitler's bed linen embroidered with his personal motif and monogram coming to the market.

"These items were bought in Germany by a private collector some years ago.

"After Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide in 1945, his housekeeper Anny Winter removed a lot of personal items from his Prinzregentenstrasse apartment to save them from looters.

"Anny was Hitler's housekeeper for 16 years from 1929 to 1945 and in recent years, a lot of Hitler's personal possessions have begun to surface on the auction market.

"We have put an estimate of 2,000 to 3,000 pounds on Hitler's bed linen and we've already received a lot of interest."

Monday, 7 November 2011

Lennon's tooth makes £19,500

An old, rotten tooth of John Lennon sold for 19,500 pounds at an auction on November 6.
Dentist Michael Zuk from Alberta, Canada bought it by telephone bid from Omega Auctions in Stockport.
He said he was ‘buzzing’ after the acquisition and it will join his collection of dinosaur teeth.
“Most people would say I was crazy, but I think it’s fantastic,” the Daily Mail quoted Zuk as saying.
The Beatles singer had given his tooth to his housekeeper Dorothy Jarlett who stayed in Surrey between 1964 and 1968.
Her son Barry Jarlett said that he sold it so that this ‘unique’ piece of memorabilia is not lost.
His mother provided an affidavit to confirm that the tooth was genuine.
“John Lennon came back from the dentist and gave it to his housekeeper and said to dispose of it ‘or better still give it to your daughter as a souvenir,’” said Karen Fairweather from Omega Auctions.