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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 #46801C AH Formal Pattern Aspic Server

The aspic server was part of the table service and is quite rare as normally there would have only been one or two of these utensils on a table. Aspic is also a word for gelatin server.

The utensil is 9 and half inches long having an oval shaped at the end with one side having an edge and the other side and slight dip up to cut the contents stable. The handle is the traditional formal pattern having the Greek chain link running around its edges. At the bottom is a raised out political eagle looking to the left with half open wings and clutching a stationary swastika in its talons. On either side of the wreath are the initials “AH”.

The reverse of the utensil is marked with the traditional Bruckmann hallmark with a crescent crown 800 and an eagle. A very tough example to find here if you are collecting AH silver.

Excellent Plus Plus. $3,500.00

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 #47006C AH Marked Dinner Fork from Unknown Residence

This dinner fork is 8 and a quarter inches in length. It has a lined border running about the handle and at the bottom has a curlicue raised out device. The tines are perfect condition as is the rest of the fork. It is engraved at the bottom with the AH monogram.

The monogram is a style that has a pointed A and H which was also the style used on the crystal that comes from the Berghof. James Yannes in his encyclopedia on page 47 shows this pattern but he cannot identify from which AH residence it comes. Obviously HIlter lived in several homes and apartments during the 20’s and early 30’s before moving to Berchtesgaden and a person of his means certainly would have monogrammed flatware.

Until we know the actual source of this flatware the prices remain quite reasonable. This piece is marked Wellner Patent 90 45.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

AHSILVER #47007C AH Dinner Fish Knife

This fish knife measures 8 and half inches in length and has a lined border around it with the pointed style AH monogram. The piece is marked on the reverse “AWS Wellner Silber”. The monogram is a style that has a pointed A and H which was also the style used on the crystal that comes from the Berghof.

James Yannes in his encyclopedia on page 47 shows this pattern but he cannot identify from which AH residence it comes. Obviously HIlter lived in several homes and apartments during the 20’s and early 30’s before moving to Berchtesgaden and a person of his means certainly would have monogrammed flatware. Until we know the actual source of this flatware the prices remain quite reasonable.

Excellent Plus. $495.00

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 #46593 AH Formal Pattern Salad Knife

This salad knife is uncleaned and in outstanding condition.

The blade is stainless steel still having much of its grain. There are a few minor nicks in the edge of the blade.

The handle has the traditional Greek Key pattern that runs around the edge. At the bottom is the raised political eagle with half open wings looking to the viewer's left and clutching a wreath with immobile swastikas. To the left and right of the eagle are the initials "A" and "H".

This knife comes from the set made for Hitler's use at Berchtesgaden. It was brought back by Sgt. Maj. William R. O'Toole. Born 24 February 1918, O'Toole served in the Army as an infantryman and was a communications chief. He served in the Ardennes in France and in Central Europe.Among his many awards and citations are the Combat Infantry Badge, a Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.

On the reverse the handle has the Bruckmann hallmarks of a crescent, an eagle, "800", and a crown.

By request this piece will be accompanied with a copy of some of O'Toole's documentation, as well as his picture.

A fantastic AH Formal Pattern piece here. Sgt. Maj. O'Toole brought back a total of 13 Adolf Hitler Formal Pattern pieces.

Near Mint. $1,495.00

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 #44078 Early Hitler Photo In Period Silver Framer with Eagle

This early photograph of Hitler in original period silver frame has a great classic look to it and would do much to accent a collection.

The photograph is not marked on the reverse, but it is an original example. It appears to be circa 1925 or 1926, and would have been taken prior to Hitler's relationship with the photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, which I believe began about 1931. The photo is in perfect condition showing nominal age toning, but otherwise, is in perfect condition. It presents a pensive Hitler looking straight at the lens and wearing a conventional business suit with white shirt and tie. Hitler also wears a Party Badge on his lapel.

The period silver frame is in fine condition and overall measures 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. At the upper center edge is an applied silver Party Eagle. The detailed eagle is the SA type, having open wings and clutching a wreathed swastika. It is of silver, matching the frame. At the bottom center of the lower frame rim, it is hallmarked with the traditional German silver marks being a crescent, crown, "835", and what appears to be an eagle. The end portion of the area is also stamped, "S". The reverse is covered with a grained wood-like panel with hinged flap for standing the upright picture on a table. The retaining panel is fitted with four silver movable tabs of the variety typically seen on quality German frames.

A very fine original example here, and perfect for display with a collection.

Excellent Plus. $2,895.00

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 #42333C AH Dinner Napkin

This elegant white linen Dinner Napkin measures 22 inches by 22. It has a pattern throughout the linen, and has in one corner a finely embroidered Political eagle and wreathed swastika. Hitler's initials, "A" and H", appear to the left and right of the smooth wreath respectively.

This napkin remains in pristine condition and of highest quality.

The perfect companion to a collection of Formal Pattern silverware here.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,195.00

AHSILVER #39209 Adolf Hitler Formal Pattern Bullion Spoon

This Adolf Hitler Formal Pattern Bullion Spoon measures 5 1/2 inches in length.

As with all formal pieces the handle is bordered in the classic Greek Key pattern and decorated with a Political eagle. This bird has half-opened wings and clutches a wreathed immobile swastika. Hitler's initials, "A" and "H", can be seen to the left and right of the wreath, respectively.

The reverse of the spoon is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

This piece was liberated directly from the Berghof by a member of the 1269th Engineers. These men were among the first to arrive at the Berghof, charged with the unenviable task of clearing mines and booby traps.

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A beautiful piece of Adolf Hitler silverware here.

Near Mint. $1,595.00

AHSILVER #39212 Adolf Hitler Formal Pattern Bullion Spoon

This Adolf Hitler Formal Pattern Bullion Spoon measures 5 1/2 inches in length.

As with all formal pieces the handle is bordered in the classic Greek Key pattern and decorated with a Political eagle. This bird has half-opened wings and clutches a wreathed immobile swastika. Hitler's initials, "A" and "H", can be seen to the left and right of the wreath, respectively.

The reverse of the spoon is hallmarked with a crescent, an Imperial crown, "800", and a Prussian eagle.

This piece was liberated directly from the Berghof by a member of the 1269th Engineers. These men were among the first to arrive at the Berghof, charged with the unenviable task of clearing mines and booby traps.

A beautiful piece of Adolf Hitler silverware here.

Near Mint. $1,595.00

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