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Hitler watercolor sold at auction


UPI News Service, 11/05/2005 

A small watercolor of a German postman from the sketchbook of none other than Adolf Hitler has been sold at auction.

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The BBC reports Hitler painted the picture in 1924. It fetched 5,200 pounds ($9,200) at auction in Lostwithiel in Cornwall. The collector who sold it acquired it from a friend of Otto Gunsche, Hitler's personal assistant.

Hitler turned out hundreds of sketches and paintings during his life. While his attempt as a young man to become a professional artist was notably unsuccessful, his later infamy as turned many of his works into museum pieces.


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