News-Antique.com - May 04,2007 - Since 1970, Manionís International Auction House has gained a worldwide reputation as the premier place to find unique military collectibles. The tradition continues today.
In keeping with this convention, Manionís announces the addition of two vastly different, but equally historically significant, militaria related acquisitions.
The first is a well document dress belonging to Eva Braun, the mistress of Adolf Hitler. It was liberated from the Berghof in Munich after the war, brought back to the states, and eventually obtained by Dr. Mark D. Griffith. Griffith is the author of the book: Collectors Guide to Liberated Adolf Hitler Memorabilia, in which the dress is featured.
The hand-sewn dress is made of yellow silk. It has a collar with snap at neck and tied bow in place. There are pleated areas above each breast, belt loops w/yellow silk belt in place, and remains of tag in neck.
The second item is a one-of-a-kind, historical grouping of material belonging and relating to former Iraqi Information Minister, Mohammed Said al Sahaf Ė aka Baghdad Bob. The highpoint of the lot is his personal 60-page Diplomatic Passport, issued in Rome on June 23, 1988. It includes many dated stamps from Sadam International Airport, and listed as Sahafís profession as Ambassador, his home as Baghdad, and described him as having black eyes and no distinguishing marks.
Al Sahaf became well known in the West for his statements concerning the non-existence of US Troops in Iraq as the invasion began: I triple guarantee you, there are no American soldiers in Baghdad - being one of the most well known.
The items are currently open for bidding on www.manions.com. The bidding on both items will end May 27, 2007. For more information visit www.manions.com or call 866.626.4661.