There’s always controversy when Nazi and Hitler memorabilia hit the market. I thought I’d make a quick mention of the latest at the start of this story. It involved two rare editions of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf”, and they sold at an L.A. auction for $64,850.
The 1925 and 1926 editions were both signed, and of course, the purchaser wishes to remain anonymous.
Hitler gave the books to Josef Bauer, an early follower who participated in the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. They were signed, with an inscription for “best wishes” during Christmas. Obviously, signed editions of the book are extremely rare.
They were sold by Nate D. Sanders Auctions, the same company that just auctioned off the Pharrell Williams hat.
The 40-year-old singer, rapper, producer who wore the goofy Buffalo hat to a few awards shows, had it on at the last Grammy’s. He put the hat on eBay to raise money for his charity for at-risk teens called “From One Hand to Another.”
Arby’s was really smart. When Pharrell started wearing the dopey hat everywhere, they tweeted, “Hey, we want our hat back.”
Everyone laughed at the similarity to the Arby’s logo.
Well, they were the one that shelled out the $44,100 to purchase it! According to my math, that’s about 17,310 roast beef sandwiches. And they get more good press out of it, and money goes to a good cause.
I’m not sure if Pharrell will also auction off those hideous shorts he wore to the Oscars with his tuxedo (oh crap! I just channeled Joan Rivers with that last sentence).
You could bid on a much cooler hat at Nate B Sanders Auctions. It’s the Resistol brand cowboy hat Matthew McConaughey wore in Dallas Buyer’s Club, the film which netted him his first Oscar. The starting bid is $3,000, and in case you plan on wearing it, it’s size 7 and 3/8. Of course, it’s made in Texas. For you autograph collectors, he wrote under the 4-inch brim, “Just Keep Livin” along with his signature (it comes with a certificate of authenticity from Universal Pictures).
I took a look around the auction site and there were lots of interesting clothing items from celebs. A few things from Jennifer Aniston, Christian Bale, Tom Cruise, and many more. The item I saw that I wanted (if anyone wants to go halves, let me know) – the hat Marlon Brando wore in The Godfather.
That starts at $10,000, and unlike the Pharrell lid – it will only rise in value. Talk about an offer you can’t refuse.