13:45 Saturday, 17 October 2020
Expected to fetch up to $250,000
Infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s globe-shaped bar is up for auction.
Twitter users had some novel suggestions for the bar:
— Andronicus (@Andronicus50) October 16, 2020
Source: Twitter (@andronicus50)
The bar was salvaged when the Fuhrer’s yacht was salvaged in the 1950s.
The bar and 5 bar stools were kept in a house in rural Maryland since then.
The son of the original buyer said he kept them “as a curiosity”.
The entire lot goes under the hammer at the Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City.
The starting bid for the bar is $75,000 – but it’s estimated the item will fetch between $150,000 to $250,000.
“The bar, fittingly, resembles the ‘world’ which Hitler hoped to conquer!” the auction house said in a statement.
They also claim Hitler entertained the likes of Benito Mussolini, Hermann Goring, Joseph Goebbels, Miklos Horthy, and Rudolf Hess at the bar.