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    Hi,

    small picture of Lot 7484, HH 48 (post #19).

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    Vince
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      Hi,

      not from the Chancellery, but from the Brown House this time :

      Auction 56r
      German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards
      Auction on Saturday, October 11, 2008 from 12:00

      pos.no.: 3531
      Adolf Hitler - a tapestry
      Starting price 4.800 EUR
      Result:
      4.800 EUR


      from the Brown House in Munich Heavy version made of red fabric, in the centre a gold-bordered, upright black swastika in a white disc surrounded by gold oak leaf embroidery. Rectangular, black-white-golden border. Fringe trim on the lower edge. The upper edge with a broad hem, inside a sleeve for the wall hanging rod. Small damages, the red silk backing with repairs. Size 220 x 190 cm. From a series of tapestries from Adolf Hitler's personal meeting room in the party building complex "Braunes Haus" in Munich, Briennerstr. 45. Cf. Hermann Historica, 48th auction, lot 7484.

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          Originally posted by fredswiss View Post
          I knew Frank Quinn when I lived in Chicago and saw his tapestry and all the other items he was able to purchase from the veteran, PVT. Ed Lukow (see Tom Johnson's War Booty book as mention above by Shawn Bern). The story Frank related to me is exactly as described in the book (I.e that Pvt. Lukow told him he acquired the tapestry from the RK...that 2 of them were hanging on a wall between a portrait of Von Hindenburg, etc.). The conversation I had with Frank occurred prior to the publication of Johnson's War Booty book.
          From Johnson’s book:

          "Sergeant Lukow was attached to the Allied Expeditionary Forces under Dwight Eisenhower as a combat photographer.
          Excerpts from veteran Lukow’s recollections: When I entered the Chancellery building .........I began snapping pictures from everything."

          I assume that a picture he took of a tapestry will appear sooner or later.

          Is there somebody who has access to his pictures?

          Regards,
          Wim.

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            Hi,

            if those tapestries are really from the Chancellery they were most probably not on the walls, but in stock somewhere.
            The Chancellery was heavily bombed, and to keep inflamable items was of course forbidden.
            Like for the gifts given to Hitler that were stocked in the Berghof and were looted mostly by the French 2e DB, the Chancellery tapestries probably found in a stock somewhere in the Chancellery or elsewhere in Berlin.

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              Originally posted by FrenchVolunteer View Post
              Hi,

              if those tapestries are really from the Chancellery they were most probably not on the walls, but in stock somewhere.
              The Chancellery was heavily bombed, and to keep inflamable items was of course forbidden.
              Like for the gifts given to Hitler that were stocked in the Berghof and were looted mostly by the French 2e DB, the Chancellery tapestries probably found in a stock somewhere in the Chancellery or elsewhere in Berlin.

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              Vince
              Hi,

              From Johnson’s book: "However when I entered one of the rooms, there were two large swastika/gold oak leaf tapestries still hanging on one wall ............... I proceeded to pull down the two identical tapestries, roll them up, and walk out of the Chancellery."

              I assume Lukow took pictures before he pulled them down.

              Regards,
              Wim.

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                Hi,

                with thousand of Soviet soldiers in the area before the arrival of the Allied "observers" in the first days of May, i'm still a bit skeptic of "stuff hanging everywhere"...

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                Vince

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                  Originally posted by FrenchVolunteer View Post
                  Hi,

                  with thousand of Soviet soldiers in the area before the arrival of the Allied "observers" in the first days of May, i'm still a bit skeptic of "stuff hanging everywhere"...

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                  Vince
                  There is a video, with the Russians walking through the Chancelery, as they were walking through the building. One of these was caught on video as they were walking over it. It's the only footage know as of today tying it to the Chancelery.

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                    What about this kind of Banner? Thoughts?

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                      Previously on the WAF ...

                      Originally posted by Frank B View Post
                      What about this kind of Banner? Thoughts?
                      Hello FB:
                      ... in WAF t=568371, t=568558, etc.
                      -
                      "... the
                      re were/are endless [podium
                      banner]
                      design variations
                      ...", see ...
                      ............. OFW ..............

                      (below) PB in question on WAF server.
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                      .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                        Ok thanks
                        Last edited by Frank B; 10-07-2017, 02:15 PM.

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                          here's a tapestry in my collection.

                          I posted it on the forum 8 or 9 years ago? scary how time flies.

                          I still have it somewhere... packed away in a box and haven't seen it in years.

                          I placed an HJ armband on it for a size comparison at the time. Robert
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                            Outdoor use ...

                            Originally posted by oldflagswanted View Post

                            ...
                            IMO these are NSDAP high rank podium banners.
                            OFW
                            ... from 1938.
                            (below) Hitler on the hotel Elephant balcony in Weimar.
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                            .......^^^ .................... some of my collection ...................... ^^^...

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                              Hi,

                              very nice picture Ben !

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                              Vince

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                                https://www.lakesidetrader.com/item.php?ID=20578


                                A Reichskanzlei Tapisserie with Liberator Papers. Obtained from Hitlers Reichs-Tag in 1945. An incredibly impressive piece! A massive, thick and heavy cotton and gilt hand embroidered construction. The rectangular shaped obverse features a black static swastika bordered in a gold tress, surrounded by a white roundel and gold acorn leaf wreath. The roundel is bordered in an exterior square white, black and gold lining and all lies on a red base. To the hoist end a sleeve runs horizontally across. The fly end features a decorative gold twisted bullion fringe. The separately stitched on reverse is red cotton with reinforced corners. There is little soil and minor thread catches/holes throughout. The color is beautiful. The fringe is in wonderful condition. It measures approximately 50 ¾ inches wide by 67 ½ inches wide and weighs a hefty 7.75 lbs. Visually impressive...

                                Included with the piece is a sworn statement, dated August 8th 1985, from William Finney who was assigned to the Air Transportation Command in Berlin, German during WWII. He obtained the Tapestry from Hitlers Reichs-Tag in Berlin in mid 1945. The photograph was not included when I purchased it.

                                For more information on this Tapestry see: Lt. Col. Thomas N. Johnson “World War II German War Booty” Columbia 1982, p. 56 ff. with illustration of an identical piece from war souvenirs of American Sgt. Ed. Lukow with his description of Reich's Chancellery "...when I entered one of the rooms, there were two large swastika/gold oak leaf tapestries still hanging on one wall with a huge portrait of Fieldmarshall von Hindenburg between them...".

                                See time 5:01 Battle of Berlin 1945 - Nazi Germany vs Soviet Union.

                                Rating: Exc++
                                Item Number: FL-20578
                                Price: $7,599.95 USD

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