Saturday, September 09, 2006

Simon Wiesenthal's stamp collection

Famed Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal's stamp collection will be auctioned off in Germany this month and is expected to fetch at least 500,000 Euros according to Eldad Beck of

Beck reports, "The collection, which includes rare stamps from the nineteenth and twentieth century, will be put on auction on September 27 at the Heinrich Kohler stamp auction house in Wiesbaden."

The collection is worth some 250,000 Euro, but experts believe it is likely to fetch double the amount.

The collection features rare Austrian stamps printed in the town of Graz, including portraits of Hitler. Wiesenthal's daughter, Paulina, inherited the collection last year when her father died.

A holocaust survivor, Wiesenthal became keen on collecting stamps after WWII when his doctor recommended he find a hobby to overcome sleeping disorders.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM