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The Party purchased several hotels in Germany during the 1930s, the Deutscher Hof in Nürnberg being the most famous, as this hotel served as Hitler's headquarters during the fall Parteitag rallies. The hotel maintained a suite for Hitler. Silver table pieces and flatware from the Deutscher Hof had the hotel name on the side of the piece and also the bottom of the piece was stamped with an oak leaf wreathed swastika. Since the Deutscher Hof was the first hotel owned by the Party, it received the honor of its name on the tableware. There were also other hotels owned by the Party. Rather than have the name of each Party-owned hotel specifically stamped on the utensil, as was done with the Deutscher Hof, it became practical for the Party to use a common stamping which encompassed all Party-owned hotels. This stamping was "Hotelbetriebsges.m.b.H.", which was the formal name assumed by the company that ran the hotels for the Party. The wreathed swastika stamped on the bottom was also used with this party-owned company name. We see many pieces with these stamping, and although we can not specifically identify each hotel by this name, we know that it was a Party-run establishment. Also. we see many table pieces come home from the war, brought from Berchtesgaten with this stamping. When this is the case, we can assume they come from the hotel Berchtesgartner Hof, also a Party-owned establishment.



NSDAPHOTEL #46946 NSDAP Hotel Oyster Fork

This oyster fork is 5 and a half inches long, with the three curved, stubby tines best suited for scooping out oysters.

The fork has an edge trim line on the handle, as well as a wreathed swastika. It is marked “BSF 100”, indicating it is silver plated and a product of Bremer Silberwarenfabrik.

A fairly rare piece here.

Excellent Plus. $195.00

NSDAPHOTEL #46937 NSDAP Hotel Cheese Knife

This cheese knife measures 6 inches long. The small blade shows some burring and has the usual cheese knife hole. This hole (in case you didn’t know) reduced the amount of blade touching the cheese, to reduce sticking and allowing for nicer looking slices. The blade is marked “Rostfrei”.

The fork has an edge trim line on the handle, as well as a wreathed swastika. It is marked “100”, indicating it is silver plated.

A nice piece for the cheese loving collector.

Excellent. $165.00

NSDAPHOTEL #46150 NSDAP Party Owned Hotel Pitcher

This pitcher is of good size being 4 and half inches high and having a lid with hinge. The lid had a ball opener mounted on the top.

This is probably a tea pitcher having a conventional spout on the left side and an ear shaped handle. The center of the obverse surface is stamped “Hotelbetriebsges. Gmbh”. The bottom of the pitcher is marked with a wreathed swastika as well as the liter content “0.25l”. There is also a model number “214”.

The rim of the pitcher is maker marked Gebruder Hepp 90. The pitcher still has quite a bit of its original silvered finish on it and is in quite good condition.

Collectors believe that these so marked silver hotel pieces that we see come from the Berchtesgadener Hof in Berchtesgaden.

Excellent Plus. $395.00

NSDAPHOTEL #46151 NSDAP Party Owned Hotel Pitcher

This pitcher measures 4 and a half inches high and it is open at the top. It was most likely used for hot water for tea.

It has a conventional spout at the left and an ear-like handle at the right. On the left surface it is deeply engraved with the Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft mbH marking. It is further marked on the bottom with a wreath with swastika.

Beneath the wreath is the liter content “0.20’. The pitcher is marked on the base with the maker Gebuder Hepp 90. This pitcher still has quite a bit of the original silver finish remaining and is in nice condition throughout.

We believe that tableware with these markings come from the Berchtesgadener Hof.

Excellent Plus Plus. $295.00

NSDAPHOTEL #46153 NSDAP Party Owned Hotel Small Cream Pitcher

This small cream pitcher is 2 and a half inches high. It has a conventional spout at the left and an ear shaped handle at the right.

Stamped across the left surface is “Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft mbH”.

At the bottom of the pitcher it is stamped with the wreathed swastika as well as the liter amount “0, 05”. It is also stamped Gebruder Hepp 90 on the rim.

We believe that these hotel marked pieces come from the Berchtesgadener Hof Hotel.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

NSDAPHOTEL #46159 NSDAP Party Owned Hotel Large Serving Tray

This serving tray is in very fine condition throughout measuring 14 and a half inches round.

The tray is plain and on the outside reverse it is deeply stamped with the wreathed swastika and it is marked “Hotelbetriebsgesellschaft mbH”.

The tray is also marker with the maker Gebruder Hepp Pforzheim”.

A great item here if you are collecting hotel silver. We believe that these hotel marked pieces come from the Berchtesgadener Hof Hotel.

Excellent Plus Plus. $596.00