Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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(1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. Early, fine content D.S. on his rare "N.S.D.A.P. Der Oberste SA - Fuhrer" letterhead as commander of the S.A., 1p. 4to., Munich, Dec. 18, 1931 to Chief of the Reich-SS HEINRICH HIMMLER. Hitler orders: "The Storm 1. I/40 SS Standard is awarded the right, in memory of the troop treasurer Radke, who was stabbed to death in Eutin by political opponents, to bear the name in the future 1. Storm Radke..." Binder reinforcing rings at left margin and some old horizontal stains, one slightly affecting signature, else very good. Radke and Eutin remained prominent in the Nazi pantheon of heroes. In 1926 Adolf Hitler visited the city. The death of SS Group Treasurer Karl Radke, who was stabbed to death on the evening of November 9, 1931 under unexplained circumstances, caused a strong influx of new party members for the National Socialist movement in Eutin, as his death allowed the NSDAP to organize a martyr's cult in the region. His tributes also included construction of the SS barracks of the 50th SS standard in Flensburg, called "Carl Radkehaus".
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Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,820.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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