Sold at auction by telephone of Hitler was a fake
Unknown buyer, who last week at the auction bought the phone of Adolf Hitler for $243 thousand, most likely purchased a fake. This is reported by German media.
“This phone was manufactured by company “Siemens & Halske”, but the phone here from the English phone. He never so was not made. This instance, apparently were harvested late in England,” – said the representative of the Museum of Frankfurt Frank Hagel in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine.
The fact that the phone and the emblem of Hitler was painted red also caused more suspicion.
“Siemens would have made the phone out of colored plastic instead of unprofessional painting black phone. Furthermore, it is unlikely that Hitler had a phone with a rotary dial, because he has always been connected to the telephone station”, added, Gagel.
In response to skepticism about the authenticity, the American auction house, produsele phone, posted a photo, but it only caused more suspicion among experts.
The Dutch restorer of the phone said that the phone is a mark W38, which was used by the German post office. This indicates that the phone was originally made for them.
“Someone found interesting and not completely broken phone and repaired it, painted it and came up with a story to sell,” he said.
Earlier it was reported that the telephone of Adolf Hitler auctioned in the U.S. state of Maryland.
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