- Associated Press - Friday, February 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two rare, early editions of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have sold for $64,850 at a Los Angeles auction.

There were 11 bids Thursday for the 1925 and 1926 editions of the book, both of which were signed by Hitler.

Auction manager Laura Yntema (Ein-teh-ma) at Nate D. Sanders Auctions says the books were purchased by an anonymous U.S. buyer.

According to the auction house, Hitler gave the books to Josef Bauer, an early follower who participated in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich.

Volumes of “Mein Kampf” from the 1930s are common, but a copy signed by the author is rare.

The volumes feature Hitler’s signature with best wishes to his friend for the Christmas season.

The sale price includes a 25 percent commission paid to the auction house.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide