A small collection of Nazi memorabilia, including a pair of Adolf Hitler’s wife’s knickers, has been sold for more than £8,000 by a Northamptonshire auctioneer.
Eva Braun’s monogrammed pink silk knickers, which came from a private European World War II collection, sold for £3,700 ($4,620). The anonymous phone bidder also bought Braun’s cotton nightgown for £2,600.
The items had been expected to go under the hammer for £800 each but got bidders hot under the collar at auction.
They were snapped up by the same British buyer who was desperate to get their hands on them.
The pair of elasticated vintage pink silk knickers ‘from a significant private European WWII collection’ are believed to have been the personal property of Braun. The label within reads ‘Aus Bemberg Gewirkt 44′, and bears Hitler’s longtime mistress’ personal monogram, as does the white lace ladies nighty.
The pants are in good condition but do show signs of age with a number of foxing marks.
Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said “There continues to be a perennial interest in personal artefacts from such notorious high level figures of World War Two and accordingly such items, even without provenance, command high prices.