News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - When US Army Captain Sterling Hill returned from Europe after WWII, he was surprised to find a crate of ďliberatedĒ political silver service items waiting for him in a barn on his family farm Ė nearly a year after it had been shipped home from occupied Germany.
According to his son, Captain Hill took part in liberating a building previously occupied by high-ranking NSDAP officials and high command military personnel. On the top shelf in an obscure closet, Hill discovered a cache of NSDAP silver service items. He shipped them home, but never really expected to see them againÖ
Today these extremely rare items are consigned for sale with Manionís International Auction House and bids may be placed at www.manions.com. Several of these unique pieces are scheduled to close March 1, 2007. Some of the items include:
∑ NSDAP silver service condiment caddy
∑ NSDAP cocktail shaker
∑ Adolf Hitler silver presentation photo frame
∑ NSDAP champagne cooler
∑ Von Hindenburg Christmas 1933 presentation cigarette case
These objects have been consigned to Manionís Auction by Captain Hillís son, and are presented in their original condition.
Several items will be on display during the 2007 Ohio Military Valley Show of Shows International Militaria Event to be held February 22-25 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, in Louisville. For more information visit www.manions.com and click the NSDAP High Officialís Silver Service banner on the front page, or call 866.626.4661.
Manion's International Auction House, Inc. understands that some of the artifacts listed on our website may be deemed sensitive by some. Manion's does not support or glorify Nazism, Fascism, or any other dictatorial regime or destructive ideology. We present all artifacts in their original historical context to historians, private collectors, museums, archives, and re-enactors.
Manionís has been brokering the sale of militaria and unique collectibles since 1970. Under new ownership since 2005, Manionís International Auction House continues to pioneer the way in which these items are bought and sold. Membership is free. For more information visit www.manions.com or call 866.626.4661.