Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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(1894 - 1987) Nazi German Deputy Fuehrer and second in command after Goering, Hess was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. In an unauthorized peace mission, Hess flew a German fighter to England and surrendered, purportedly attempting to ally Germany with Great Britain against Russia. His mission, of course, failed and Hess was imprisoned at Spandau where he was found hanged in 1987. Especially rare postwar envelope sent by Hess while a prisoner at Spandau to his wife Ilse Hess, thus signing his name. The envelope, with "OFFICIAL ALLIED PRISON SPANDAU" stamp on verso, was addressed by Hess to "Frau Ilse Hess" at her home in Allgan, Germany. The attached stamp is canceled in Berlin, Nov. 20, 1969. Fine condition. Also present is a copy of a wartime postcard picturing Hess, with "Rudolf Hess" originally printed at bottom. The reprint added "ist frei" ("is free") beside his name, and adds his years of birth and death, and runes. Two pieces.
RUDOLF HESS
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Minimum Bid: $140.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $246.00
Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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