Hermann Goring Cigars to go Under the Hammer

13th August 2013

Lot 13 - Cigars Cigars removed from the cellars of the home of Hitler's deputy at the end of the Second World War will go under the auctioneer's hammer in Lincoln.

The full and part box of cigars, which had been specially made for Reichsmarshall Hermann Goring, will be sold in the next sale at Lincoln auctioneers Golding Young & Mawer on Wednesday, August 21

Auctioneer John Leatt said: "These cigars were specially made for the Fuhrer's deputy and, by the vendor's family repute, were removed from the cellars of his home in Brandenburg, near Berlin, after the end of the war. They have been consigned for sale by a local private vendor who inherited them from a relative.

"These unusual items are in untouched condition and are certain to attract collectors of cigars and Third Reich memorabilia. We estimate they will sell for between £800 and £1,200."

Goring was groomed as Hitler's successor and lived a lavish lifestyle, often entertaining guests at his grand manor house in Schorfheide Forest in Brandenburg, near Berlin. He was often seen with a glass of wine and a cigar in his hand.

As Luftwaffe commander-in-chief, he was humiliated by the RAF's destruction of cities such as Cologne and Hamburg and in 1946, after being found guilty of war crimes at Nuremburg, he committed suicide with a cyanide capsule.

The cigars are held in boxes bearing 'Sondernfetigung Reichsmarshall Hermann Goring' which means 'Specially made for Reichmarshall Hermann Goring'. The boxes also bear Goring's initials, his personal coat of arms and the supplier's name, Gildemann Ltd, Cigar Manufacturers, Berlin-Hamburg.

The same sale also contains a collection of 20 pistols and other items of militaria consigned by a local vendor, a collection of tribal art, playing cards, clocks including mantel and longcase clocks and studio pottery.

Among the antique furniture in the sale, there is a George III mahogany open bookcase with an estimate of between £500 and £800. The silver and jewellery in the sale includes a charm bracelet with numerous charms including Masonic examples with an estimate of between £1,500 and £2,000.

There is also a large collection of cigarette cards and taxidermy including displays of red squirrels, exotic birds and horns and a large collection of tools including wooden and other vintage items.

For more information about sales at Golding Young & Mawer log-on to www.goldingyoung.com or phone the Grantham saleroom on (01476) 565118 or the Lincoln saleroom on (01522) 524984.


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