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Hitler's desk set for sale in San Diego County

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County man is selling what he believes to be the desk set that Adolph Hitler used to sign the historic 1938 Munich Pact.

The 50-pound brass inkwell bears the initials "AH" and the Nazi eagle and swastika.

Memorabilia dealer Craig Gottlieb of Solana Beach estimates it will bring up to $1 million.

He says newsreel footage shows the set as Hitler signs the agreement with Mussolini, the French prime minister and Britain's Neville Chamberlain, who famously said the appeasement deal heralded "peace in our time."

Gottlieb tells the North County Times that he got the set on consignment from a Houston man, who claims he took it as a souvenir while serving in Munich in the final days of World War II.


Information from: North County Times


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