Mein Kampf silver edition with personal message from Hitler
I would like your opinions about this edition of mein kampf.
I don't own the book!!!!
A guy i know has it.
It has a personal writing in it from Adolf Hitler to Gauleiter Rudolf Jordan.
A silver plate is added to the front of the book.
This is the book, and the Dutch collectors will remember, that earlier this year made the news here in Holland.
It was for sale at a gallery store in Amsterdam.
Book came out of a estate of an Amsterdam family who wanted to stay anonymous.
So there is no further information about it.
My question is;
Is it original?
Is the signature of Adolf Hitler original?
If original, what value should he put on it for selling it?
Please use the link to see the pictures.
Thanks in advance.
12-06-2015 10:37 AM
For me the handwriting looks hesitant, not free flowing and an attempt at forging the signature. The actual silver book plate is a cheap, risible attempt that would not pass muster as an official gift from Hitler in a million years. IMO it's total junk.....
Still, best wait for opinions from the true 3rd Reich bibliophiles on this forum.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I would tend to agree with Ned.
It looks like something Liberace would keep his "contacts" in!...
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Maybe it was presented with a matching Disco ball!
Oh that thing looks hideous. What that a real issue?
Guess the question I would have is would I own this?, No. Here is an amber variant with a different center plaque that sold at auction for 8500.00 Euro so someone liked it although the panels attach differently that other examples that I like better.
The book is real, the panels and their attachment method is possible, I guess but I am not sure what the material is here. The center plaque is possible but not likely and the engraving on neither example is likable enough for me. Its a nice attempt and such but with the panel attachment as they are and the engraving not what I like anyway and the signature that looks horrible it would be a pass.
Several here for a google search in Amber and they were done is silver lattice and forget what the glamor dealers call that. https://www.google.com/search?q=ambe...w=1600&bih=774
Many thanks for your input guys.
I let him decide what to believe.
For me it is clear now.