Nazi wine goes under the hammer

Posted on February 15, 2007 

Nazi wine goes under the hammer

A bottle of Nazi wine with a label bearing a photograph of Hitler is expected to fetch £500 at auction.

The unopened bottle of red Fuhrerwein dates back to 1943 when it would have been presented to a high-flying Nazi general to mark Hitler’s 54th birthday.

A label around the bottle, a 12% Schwarzer Tafelwein, features a photograph of Hitler dressed smartly in suit and tie.

It was recently discovered in the back of a garage an France and will be auctioned in Plymouth, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The neck of the bottle has a smaller label of an eagle on top of a swastika. It is sealed but because of its age is not deemed suitable for consumption.

Paul Keen, the auctioneer, said the find was “extremely rare”, adding: “I have never seen or heard about anything like this in 20 years as an auctioneer.”

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from Ananova

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