Hitler sales are Kraut-stand­ing

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TRADE in Adolf Hitler mem­o­ra­bilia is boom­ing, ac­cord­ing to stunned auc­tion bosses.

Sales of arte­facts as­so­ci­ated with the evil Nazi leader are at their high­est level in years.

Only last week a sil­ver tray given to Hitler on his 50th birth­day sold for £28,000 – even though it was listed at just £600!

Mal­colm Clar­idge, an ex­pert in mil­i­tary ob­jects for top auc­tion­eers Dreweatts, ad­mit­ted: “The trade is boom­ing.

“There’s al­ways in­ter­est in the big names – it used to be Welling­ton and Napoleon, now it’s Hitler.

“But I had no idea it was go­ing to go mad like it has.”

In Bri­tain there is no leg­is­la­tion ban­ning the trade in Nazi mem­o­ra­bilia – but in France, Ger­many, Aus­tria and Hun­gary it is out­lawed.

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