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Hitler's bed linen sells at Bristol auction

  • 29 November 2011
  • From the section Bristol
Bedlinen believed to have belonged to Hitler - Dreweatts
Image caption The monogrammed linen features a Third Reich eagle, swastika and the initials AH

Bed linen believed to have belonged to Adolf Hitler has been sold at auction.

The monogrammed single bedsheet cover and pillowcase sold for £2,000.

The linen features a Third Reich eagle, swastika and the initials AH. It is thought to have been taken from the Nazi leader's home by a member of staff.

It was sold by auctioneers Dreweatts in their militaria sale in Bristol on Tuesday and bought by an unnamed online bidder.

Auction assistant Stella Lyons said: "Hitler had a lot of staff working for him and we believe this was taken from one of his residences.

"It's aged a bit - there are watermarks on the pillow case. They look pretty old."

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