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On occasion I am fortunate enough to offer some of the silver, flatware and serving pieces specifically made for the residences of Adolf Hitler. The "AH" silverware mostly seen by collectors today was made by the Bruckmann firm of Heilbronn. There are other patterns produced by other companies, but they are much rarer and do not seem as collectible. The Bruckmann flatware was produced in two pattern types. The most prevalent, and most desirable because of its detail, is the so-called "Formal" pattern. This pattern displays a detailed, raised-out, closed-winged Party eagle with swastika, and has the Führer's monogram, "A" and "H" positioned to the left and right respectively on each side of the wreath. Additionally the handle is bordered with an attractive design known as "Greek Key".

The so-called "Informal" pattern contains the eagle and monogram only, and the stylized eagle design is depicted, with little detail. These pieces are so simply designed they almost convey a look of substantial wear on the surfaces of the bird. This pattern, however, seems to be much rarer. It is not known why the "Informal" pattern was produced, but it is thought to have been possibly used as a "Luncheon" pattern, and only at one of the larger residences, perhaps at the Chancellery.

It is generally believed there were approximately 3,000 pieces of the "Formal" pattern produced, and about 1000 pieces of the "Informal". Obviously serving pieces such as an asparagus fork or sugar tongs would have been produced in far less quantity than standard forks, knives and spoons. Either pattern is hallmarked in the identical manner, and the marks appear stamped in line, being a crescent, a crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle. Serving trays and larger serving utensils are not usually silver, but are normally silvered plate. These pieces generally were produced by the Wellner firm, and are stamped with a "W", and usually a silver plating content number.

In recent years AH silver items have really come into their own. Prices continue to rise, and in my opinion, are a tremendous investment. They are a great collectible in that examples are still obtainable, but since quantities are limited, demand continues to drive the prices upward. Own something produced for the use of the Hitler himself... What could have more appeal to 3rd Reich collectors!



AHSILVER #47258C Political Leather Case for Framed Photograph

This gray leather-covered case measures overall 11 5/8 inches by 14 inches. The leather overall is in good condition and is equipped with two brass fairly fancy flip-open style opening brackets. The interior lid is covered in a dark blue silk fabric, padded with horsehair. The inner box is covered with a matching blue velvet fabric having a recess to accommodate the framed picture. The inside remains in perfect condition. The lid of the box apparently had an embossed silvered Party Eagle in the center area as well as five other types of insignia - two on each side of the wreathed swastika of the eagle, and three spaced evenly along the lower edge area. These last three seemed to be in the shape of shields. Although the eagle and insignia were definitely there on the box at one time, what is left is just residue of their shapes. I have never seen a box like this, so I do not know if it was something to contain a Hitler photograph, or perhaps the photograph of some other high NSDAP or military official. Perhaps if someone out there has an original frame with photo like this, the answer could be provided as to the nature of the insignia.

This is a great box for the person having the correct framed photograph to match-up with the recessed area within the box.

Excellent. $995.00

AHSILVER #47257C Hitler Signed Letter to Retiring General Albert Wodrig

This ultra-rare Hitler signed letter is quite fascinating and of historical importance. While there are many documents and awards that exist with Hitler's signature, a personally signed letter is extremely tough to find. This letter is on the official gold embossed "Der Führer" stationery with gild political eagle. The letter is dated 28. February 1945, and was written during Hitler's last days while he secured himself from allied bombing in the Führerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. The dimensions of the stationery are 11 1/2 inches X 8 3/4 inches. It is a doubled sheet of parchment, retained at the inner corners.

The letter was no doubt typed by Hitler's last secretary, Traudl Junge. The letter is typed on the "Führer-machine", being a special typewriter used by Hitler with large letters designed to combat Hitler's failing eyesight. The typing is perfect throughout with no corrections, and is personally ink-signed by Hitler at the bottom. Although precise, the signature is quite small which seems to be indicative of Hitler's inner doomsday feeling, as he knew by this time that the war was lost.

Although the letter does not name the recipient and only having the greeting, "Herr General", it has been determined that the letter was sent to retiring General Albert Wodrig, a Knights Cross recipient. The letter is roughly translated:

Sir General

Your discharge from active service takes effect on February 28, 1945. In the name of the German people, I thank you for your services rendered over 43 years of service.

I especially thank you for the Greater German struggle for freedom as you leave your position as Deputy Commanding General of the Army Corps.

My image and the right to wear your previous uniform is a sign of thanks from me and the German people.

My best wishes for your personal welfare accompany you.

Signed Adolf Hitler

Obviously, much research can be done on the career of General Wodrig, which would further compliment the importance of this historical letter. A great original artifact here, seldom offered.

Excellent. $5,995.00

AHSILVER #47259C Two Mailed Envelopes - One Addressed To Hitler / The Other One To Frau Deli Raubal

Although these are only empty envelopes and we will never know what the letters once inside of them contained, the envelopes in themselves are quite interesting and historical.

The first envelope is addressed to "His excellency/ Herrn Reich Kanzler/ Adolf Hitler/ Obersalzberg". The recipient name and address is written in pen and ink. There are two 6 pfennig Hindenburg stamps with a postal date stamping of "30.12.33". The sending town is postal-stamped as "Zschorlu", which is an area in Saxony.

The second envelop is type-written addressed to, "Frau Angela Raubal/ Berchtesgaden (Bayern) / Haus Wachenfeld". It has three 5 pfennig Hindenburg stamps with a postage date of "19. 9. 33", from the town of "Velbert Heinland". Frau Raubal was Hitler's half-sister. She was invited by Hitler to tend house in 1925, and continued with "Haus Wachenfeld" and afterwards at what was to become the remodeled "Berghof". Her daughter, Geli, was the beauty that Hitler worshipped in the early 1930's, and wanted for himself, despite their age differences. He accused Geli of having a clandestine affair with Emil Maurice, his bodyguard. Geli's relationship with the overwhelming Hitler did not go well and on September 18, 1931, Geli was found shot to death. It was believed to be suicide, but never proven.

A couple of pretty interesting envelopes, especially if you enjoy the history of Hitler and his deep regard for the mountains of Obersalzberg.

Excellent. $795.00

AHSILVER #46957C "Pointed" AH Monogram Champagne Glass From Berghof

This glass is shaped more or less like a champagne glass and is one of the lesser known styles used at the Berghof.

The "AH" monogram is cut into the crystal with what we call the "pointed" letter style.

The glass is 6 inches high, and remains in perfect condition.

A rare original glass here.

Mint. $1,295.00

AHSILVER #47297 Reichskanzlei Serving Tray

This "RK" marked tray was recently purchased by me from a veteran family where it has been languishing for 80 years. The tray has never been cleaned and reflects a dark patina throughout its finish with somer lighter tones in areas that tend to look like pitting, but they are not. I have no doubt that if the tray were properly cleaned, it surfaces would all come up to the silver luster it once had while gracing Hitler's Reichskanzelei table so many years ago.

The tray is quite large measuring 21 inches at its widest oval points. The tray has a lower base with edges that turn upward with a fine rim around the circumference. The tray is marked on the end area of the obverse of the oval surface with the machine-rolled Reich Chancellery Political eagle with half-open wings, clutching a wreath with immobile swastika. On either side of the wreath are the initial's of the Kanzelei, "RK", respectively. The opposite end of the lower obverse section of the tray is marked, "Wellner 75". I believe the "75" would have been the model number of the tray.

A great item to display other AH or RK silver items. Probably best to clean the finish on this example to restore the tray to its original luster and beauty.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,295.00

AHSILVER #46605 AH Formal Dinner Napkin

This napkin is of finest linen with a rich texture and designs in the cloth. The napkin measures 25 inches by 25 inches.

At one corner is embroidered a political eagle with half open wings clutching a wreath with swastika and the initials AH on either side respectively. The cloth is still mostly clean and in very nice condition.

These dinner cloths were quite large at 25 by 25 but that apparently was the style of the time.

Near Mint. $995.00

AHSILVER #47009C AH Monogrammed Dinner Knife

This dinner knife measures 8 and half inches and is marked Wellner on the blade featuring the three gnome logo and is also marked INOXYDABLE. The handle has some simple line designs and the letters AH are engraved on top of each other at the bottom.

I have not been able to verify this particular pattern or method of monogram so I do not know for sure whether this example is truly part of a service once used by Hilter. As more research goes on in this field perhaps this pattern will be identified and this example will prove to be a very fine investment.

Excellent. $295.00

AHSILVER #45890C Adolf Hitler Personal Dual Ink Well Desk Piece

This AH Inkwell has to be one of the grandest items I have had over the years. It is quite a beautiful piece with its pure art deco look of the period. The piece does not appear to have been cleaned for many years and therefore has an attractive appearance for we as collectors. The piece measures 14 7/8 inches in length and is 2 5/8 inches wide. At the top of each end of the piece is a squared hinged lid over the inkwell, measuring 2 6/8 inches X 2 6/8 inches. The inkwells are 2 1/2 inches high. The lids are contained in place with a piano-style hinge. Each lid is engraved around its edge with the Greek Chain Link style we see on table and desk items used at the Berghof. Centered on the lid of each well is a raised Political Eagle with half-open wings, clutching a wreath containing an immobile swastika. The detail to the eagle design is outstanding. On each side of the wreath respectively, are Hitler's initials, "AH". The center structure of the piece is fluted lengthwise in order to accommodate resting ink-style pens. It is interesting to note that the two ink wells have a four stage stacked appearance which blends in perfectly with the fluted tray design. Each lid opens to reveal the pen dipping hole countersunk below. The sealed areas below the lid caps are brighter tone silver due to them being protected from the elements.

Studying the surfaces throughout the piece with a loupe, there are many signs of usage and small scratches here and there. The deep recesses around the Party eagles show much age and patination. The two inkwell bottom surfaces also show much wear and usage signs and both are slightly pushed-in in places, suggesting much usage. The bottom of one of the wells is deeply stamped with the name of one of Hitler's favorite jewelers being "Wellner". Beneath the hallmark is the typical German silver marks we are all familiar with being a crescent, a crown and the silver content percentage being "850".

It would be remarkable if a period photo of Hitler could be located seated at one of his desks where this inkwell is visible. I am busy looking, but to date, have not found this elusive picture. There must be one out there someplace, and when it is found, it would add great provenance and importance to this outstanding original piece. Perhaps this will be the job of the next owner.

A remarkable piece of one-of-kind history here.

Excellent. $34,995.00

AHSILVER #39259C AH Informal Pattern Demitasse Fork

This is a very choice Informal Adolf Hitler Demitasse Fork. This fork only measures 5 5/8" in length.

There is no decoration on the Informal Pattern beyond a plain, raised eagle clutching wreathed swastika and Hitler's initials, "A" and "H".The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

A very collectible piece of Adolf Hitler Informal Pattern silverware here and difficult to find.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #39260C AH Informal Pattern Demitasse Fork

This is a very choice Informal Adolf Hitler Demitasse Fork. This fork only measures 5 5/8" in length.

There is no decoration on the Informal Pattern beyond a plain, raised eagle clutching wreathed swastika and Hitler's initials, "A" and "H".The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #39263C AH Informal Pattern Demitasse Fork

This is a very choice Informal Adolf Hitler Demitasse Fork. This fork only measures 5 5/8" in length.

There is no decoration on the Informal Pattern beyond a plain, raised eagle clutching wreathed swastika and Hitler's initials, "A" and "H".The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

A very collectible piece of Adolf Hitler Informal Pattern silverware here and difficult to find.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #39264C AH Informal Pattern Demitasse Fork

This is a very choice Informal Adolf Hitler Demitasse Fork. This fork only measures 5 5/8" in length.

There is no decoration on the Informal Pattern beyond a plain, raised eagle clutching wreathed swastika and Hitler's initials, "A" and "H".The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

A very collectible piece of Adolf Hitler Informal Pattern silverware here and difficult to find.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #39265C AH Informal Pattern Demitasse Fork

This is a very choice Informal Adolf Hitler Demitasse Fork. This fork only measures 5 5/8" in length.

There is no decoration on the Informal Pattern beyond a plain, raised eagle clutching wreathed swastika and Hitler's initials, "A" and "H".The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

A very collectible piece of Adolf Hitler Informal Pattern silverware here and difficult to find.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #44653C Personal Hitler Birthday Gift Silver Candelabra Celebrating His Accomplishments

This large candelabra is of absolute highest quality craftsmanship and produced of superb silver. The amount of work throughout is almost unbelievable. The candelabra is 15 inches high and measures about 16 inches wide. It has a single upward-extending candle holder in the center and four elegant arms that extend outward with candle holders at their ends. The arms and center extension are portrayed with sensational curves and struts being really beautiful to the eye. The candle holder is of two piece construction, the upper assembly retaining the candle holders fitting into the base. The base is flared out ward to a bell shape at the bottom with a partially smooth rim running around the circumference where there is engraving. The base runs upward to a fine bell flair at the top through which the center area is equipped with a round sleeve to accept the insert of the upper area.

Engraved in four separate panels located upward from the bottom rim are Hitler's main accomplishments to the date of the candelabra which is 1938. First, is an engraved open-winged Political Eagle clutching a wreath with a mobile swastika, with Hitler's monogram "A.H" largely engraved respectively on either side of the wreath.. The second panel has the elaborately engraved date, "9. Nov. 1923", which of course, was the date of the infamous Munich Beer Hall Putsch. The third panel is equally elaborately engraved with the date of Hitler's rise to the German Chancellorship, "30. Jan. 1933", and the last panel has the date, "13. Marz 1938", which was the date of the successful annexation of Austria into the Reich. Obviously, the presenter of this remarkable candelabra gave this gift to Hitler in 1938 as a optimum commemorative piece culminating in celebration of Hitler's success with gaining the "Anschluss" without firing a shot. And then a month later Hitler receiving a 99.1% approval in a vote by the Austrian people. Little did the viewer know at this time, that there was much more from Hitler to come!

The lower rim of the piece is hallmarked at the left with a small stamping that looks similar to a spy glass on a pedestal. Next is "800", representing the silver content, and then there are the silver markings of a crescent and an imperial crown. After this is a six digit number, "130699".

A remarkable one-of-kind AH gift. The piece was collected by the consignor's parents who were New York City antique dealers in the 1950s and 1960s. Outstanding original piece.

Near Mint. $24,995.00

AHSILVER #44337C Führerbau Engraved Serving Dish

This beautiful Serving Dish appears to be silver plated, having a very fine finish throughout. The dish is oval and ten inches across, with three "stages" on the interior.

Engraved on the base of the dish, in capital letters, is the word "FÜHRERBAU". The dish looks to have seen little usage, being in fine condition overall. This stands to reason as the Munich Führerbau was used early in the period and not so much after the construction of Obersalzberg.

The bottom surface of the dish is marked "Wutt. Metalw. Fabrik / Geisling Pn-Steige / NS WFM 18".

Items from the Führerbau are quite rare and very desirable.

Mint Minus. $2,250.00

AHSILVER #44336C Führerbau Engraved Serving Dish

This Serving Dish is oval, with smooth surfaces and a small rim.

The dish measures 10 inches across. The side of the dish is engraved "F. B", for Führerbau. The bottom surface of the dish is hallmarked "Hutschenreutter 18". This dish remains in very, very fine, new-like condition, appearing to be silver.

Führerbau items are very difficult to locate these days. Hitler was only really in residence there in the early days.

Mint Minus. $1,750.00

AHSILVER #44339C Meissen Red Dragon Small Plate

This small china plate has the fine red dragon designs against its white porcelain.

The plate is six ½ inches in diameter. There is gold treatment to the dragons as well as a gold rim around the plate. The plate is marked on the reverse with the 1930's crossed swords trademark.

Additionally there are small hand numbers in red on the bottom of the plate.

A very fine rarely seen item. Large quantities of Meissen Red Dragon dinnerware were discovered in Hitler’s Kehlsteinhaus, at his Obersalzberg retreat in Bavaria, Germany.

Mint. $795.00

AHSILVER #44340C Meissen Red Dragon Small Plate

This small china plate has the fine red dragon designs against its white porcelain.

The plate is six ½ inches in diameter. There is gold treatment to the dragons as well as a gold rim around the plate. The plate is marked on the reverse with the 1930's crossed swords trademark.

Additionally there are small hand numbers in red on the bottom of the plate.

A very fine rarely seen item. Large quantities of Meissen Red Dragon dinnerware were discovered in Hitler’s Kehlsteinhaus, at his Obersalzberg retreat in Bavaria, Germany.

Mint. $795.00

AHSILVER #39699C Führerbau Table Spoon

This large Führerbau Table Spoon measure 10 ¬º inches in length. The plain handle is decorated with the monogram "F. B.". These initials have been nicely enhanced with scribed lines.

The reverse of the spoon is marked "Hutschenreuter 90". This company still exists today, and makes porcelain as well as silverware. The "90" indicates that this spoon is silver plated.

The pieces I am offering from the Führerbau are the first I have seen and I believe they have yet to be cataloged in any reference book. I think they must be quite rare and very collectible, especially if you are into Third Reich silverware.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

AHSILVER #39701C Führerbau Table Spoon

This large Führerbau Table Spoon measure 10 ¬º inches in length. The plain handle is decorated with the monogram "F. B.". These initials have been nicely enhanced with scribed lines.

The reverse of the spoon is marked "Hutschenreuter 90". This company still exists today, and makes porcelain as well as silverware. The ‚"90" indicates that this spoon is silver plated.

The pieces I am offering from the Führerbau are the first I have seen and I believe they have yet to be cataloged in any reference book. I think they must be quite rare and very collectible, especially if you are into Third Reich silverware.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

AHSILVER #39702C Führerbau Table Spoon

This large Führerbau Table Spoon measure 10 ¬º inches in length. The plain handle is decorated with the monogram "F. B.". These initials have been nicely enhanced with scribed lines.

The reverse of the spoon is marked "Hutschenreuter 90". This company still exists today, and makes porcelain as well as silverware. The ‚"90" indicates that this spoon is silver plated.

The pieces I am offering from the Führerbau are the first I have seen and I believe they have yet to be cataloged in any reference book. I think they must be quite rare and very collectible, especially if you are into Third Reich silverware.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

AHSILVER #39703C Führerbau Table Spoon

This large Führerbau Table Spoon measure 10 ¬º inches in length. The plain handle is decorated with the monogram "F. B.". These initials have been nicely enhanced with scribed lines.

The reverse of the spoon is marked "Hutschenreuter 90". This company still exists today, and makes porcelain as well as silverware. The ‚"90" indicates that this spoon is silver plated.

The pieces I am offering from the Führerbau are the first I have seen and I believe they have yet to be cataloged in any reference book. I think they must be quite rare and very collectible, especially if you are into Third Reich silverware.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

AHSILVER #36501C Reichskanzlei (Reich Chancellery) Small Serving Tray

This RK serving tray is fairly small, being only 11 1/2 inches in diameter. It is also possible it is a "charger plate"; these are the "show" plates that good restaurants put on the table before you are seated, together with the flatware, and take them off after you order.

The plate is solid heavy nickel, having fine silver-plated finish. It has two stepped rims around the edge, which descend down to the lower center portion in the center. The plate shows very few signs of usage on the surfaces. Along the second rim is the rolled logo used by the Reich Chancellery featuring a half-opened, highly-detailed eagle clutching a wreath with immobile swastika. On either sides of the wreath are the initials "R" and "K", respectively. The reverse is stamped by the maker, "Wellner", with the number "39" within a shaded circle; this is probably the factory model number of the plate.

This tray is in great condition and is quite a rare piece, being scarcer than the standard AH tableware trays. Good investment potential.

Near Mint. $1,600.00

AHSILVER #43055C AH Formal Linen Napkin

This napkin is very elegant and remains in mint condition. It make of the finest linen and measures 24 inches by 23 inches. It would have been used with a formal dinner service.

Embroidered in white thread is a Political eagle flanked by Hitler's initials "A" and "H", to the left and right respectively.

This napkin is in pristine condition.

Mint. $1,095.00

AHSILVER #39404C AH Formal Pattern Bullion Spoon

This AH Formal Pattern Bullion is in beautiful condition throughout, measuring 5 Ω inches long. The bowl of the spoon is in perfect, symmetrical condition.

The handle is the standard Formal Pattern type, with a Greek Key design on the edges and, at the bottom, a Political Eagle clutching a wreathed immobile swastika. Hitler's initials, "A" and "H", flank the wreath to the left and right respectively.

The reverse is marked with the standard Formal Pattern hallmarks; a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800" and an Imperial eagle.

A fine AH Formal pattern piece here.

Mint. $1,595.00

AHSILVER #38829C AH Informal Pattern Grape Snips

The Grape Snips are among the rarest of all AH pieces; obviously not many of these were made as there would be, at most, only one pair at a given table.

This example is in outstanding condition, being in the Informal Pattern. This pattern features a plain Political eagle with half-opened wings and a plain wreath with an immobile swastika. The initials "A" and "H" appear on the left and right side of the wreath, respectively.

The construction of these snips is quite interesting. The silver company basically took a pair of small knife handles and inserted the "scissor" portions into the ends. Two rings were then attached to the bottom of the affair, to provide a finger hold. The handles are marked with a crescent, a Prussian crown, "800" and a Prussian eagle. The blades, one of them with a slight hook, are marked "S". This marking may identify the original producer of the scissor blades. Chances are the flatware factory purchased these components elsewhere.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the most elusive AH pieces. This is the first set I've had the pleasure to offer.

Near Mint. $8,500.00