Hitler’s ring sells for $66,000 in US

A RING once owned by Adolf Hitler has fetched $US65,725 ($A70,828) at an auction in the US.

Herald Sun
September 12, 2013


Alexander Historical Auctions sold the silver ring, which is plated in gold and features a ruby-encrusted swastika on its base in the US state of Maryland this week. The business has previously sold Nazi memorabilia, including a desk belonging to Hitler.

“We are very happy with the result,” Andreas Kornfeld, vice president of international client relations for the Cecil County auction house, said in an email. “It is very difficult to estimate objects and relics such as the ring, since there are, or have been, no comparisons on the market.”

Alexander Historical Auctions holds live auctions at its Chesapeake City base, and also accommodates bidders from all over the world via phone and Internet. The ring was purchased Tuesday by an American collector whom Kornfeld would not identify.

“It’s a handcrafted ring from a well-known goldsmith that was commissioned by the Nazis,” Kornfeld said in a Wednesday phone interview.

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