Hi, can you verify the story? If real its a wonderful piece of history.
Make sure it does not come from Snyder`s
These ash trays come up every so often and have been debated here on a few occasions. Here is a link to one thread about them.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
I am absolutely positive this is the real thing. I have the name of the person who was a the trial and the gentleman showed me many pictures of his family members. His uncle told him it was made out of recycled truck bumper, which would make sense. The thing is extremely heavy for its size.
Yes, I've seen that link already. Just kind of wondering if there is someone who is an expert on these things or what the general consensus is. I also found this link of one in the U.S. Holocaust Museum....
International Military Tribunal Ashtray - USHMM Collections Search
The museum piece seems to be a little rougher than the one I have
I've seen a few of these over the years...I understand that enterprising Germans were producing these to sell to souvenir-hungry GIs...I'm quite sure yours is an original period ashtray...My opinion only, but I'm guessing $65-$85 range...?