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Lot 34668
WWII era handkerchief signed by eight of the twenty-three high ranking German Nazi Officers & Party Officials tried at the international Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, c. 1946. The handkerchief belonged to WWII Veteran Arthur Urmetz, who served at the Nuremberg Trials.

The handkerchief is signed in ink, by the following German Nazi Officers & Party officials: Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Alfred Rosenberg, Alfred Jodl, Karl Doenitz, Joachim Von Ribbentrop, Julius Streicher, and Artur Seyess-Inquart.

Each, signed in ink, to this Swiss made (marked by a fold foil oval sticker) cloth handkerchief.

Provenance: A unique story of discovery behind this German WWII prominent figure handkerchief. Several years ago, an individual purchased a large vintage green sewing kit from a Cleveland, Ohio area thrift store. The kit contained numerous sewing related items as one would expect to find in mid-20th C. estate sewing box, however in the bottom of the kit was found a sealed white envelope with "Prisoners of War at the Nuremburg Trials" written in pen. The purchaser opened the envelope and found this handkerchief folded within. Also in the bottom of this sewing kit was found a doctors appointment reminder slip for Arthur Urmetz. WWII veteran Arthur J. Urmetz, served in the US Army from April 1946 - May 1947, and was present in Nurenberg.

Included is the signed handkerchief, sewing kit in which this handkerchief was discovered, copies of photographs and information on each of the signers to the handkerchief, the doctor appointment reminder for Arthur Urmetz, envelope in which the handkerchief was folded & stored, and some other related provenance.
Size: 12 3/8 X 12 3/8"?


Excellent. No issues noted.

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Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Jan 31, 2019