Book signed by Hitler is a gold Mein!
A RARE copy of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler himself in his Berlin bunker just weeks before his death has sold for £42,000 at an auction – more than £35,000 above the expected price.
Auctioneers had slapped a guide price of between £3,000 and £5,000 on the book.
But they were delighted when it sold for substantially more at their auction at Ludlow Racecourse in Shropshire.
The leather-bound copy was one of just 1,000 special editions produced to mark the dictator’s 50th birthday in 1939.
The work, a mixture of autobiography and ideology, was dictated by the Nazi leader while in prison for political crimes in the early 1920s.
The inside cover of the book is signed by Hitler and dated March 5, 1945. Weeks later, on April 30, he committed suicide by shooting himself.
The book was put up for auction by an anonymous collector and sold to an overseas bidder by telephone.