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Any information on Fritz Best's Hitlerjugend bronze statuette?

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    Default Any information on Fritz Best's Hitlerjugend bronze statuette?

    I feel honored to start my posting on this forum with a question concerning a bronze statuette of a Hitlerjugend sculpted by Fritz Best that I recently purchased. It is very similar to a version shown at the HDK in 1942:



    Seppl — The Great German Art Exhibitions 1937 - 1944/45


    I have written the kind folks at the virtual HDK museum, seeking any history or info, but I have not yet received a reply. I thought that someone here might be able to help me.
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    Default Re: Any information on Fritz Best's Hitlerjugend bronze statuette?

    Welcome to the forum!
    it looks like a nice statue, but posting the pictures up right would prevent our fellow members to have to rock theyre PC on his right side!
    cheers
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    I already did one!
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    LOL! Sorry guys. I apologize for any whiplash caused by cocking of one's head to the extreme right. The photos appeared to be in the correct position on my computer.

    Any info -- including educated guesses -- would be most appreciated.

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    By the way -- it is nice to be here. I have enjoyed reading other threads on this forum. The info and opinions are great in this very difficult hobby of war relic collecting.

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    Hi Robert, welcome to the forum!

    Not really my subject, but from what I can see, it appears to be a good original item.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Robert- from the pictures it looks like a nice period bronze - Nice catch.

    Welcome to the forum

    Horst
    "He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"

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    Robert: There is a Fritz Best Museum in Kronberg im Taunus.I don't have an email address for the place, but here is the mailing address if you want to send them a photo of the statue and your question. Good luck. Dwight
    Fritz Best Museum
    Talweg 41
    61467 Kronberg im Taunus
    Germany

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    Thanks guys! I sent a contact who knows the director of the Fritz Best Museum some of the photos and information. I am hoping that this will be a hot lead! Thanks for all of the help and info!

    It's funny. I had been looking for a statue like this for some years, and it fell into place when I least expected it.

    P.S. -- Thanks Ade for turning my camera's world view back to our own!

    P.P.S. -- I sent the Best Museum a photo of the 1942 statuette. For those who are interested, it is below. It looks like the same model was used as the version in my possession.


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