Hitler and Hats -- Big Prices For Unusual Items

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.

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Tags: Dallas Buyer's Club, Jennifer Aniston, Marlon Brando, Matthew McConaughey, Nate D. Sanders, Pharrell Williams, The Godfather, Tom Cruise

Comment by JOEY DALUCA on March 9, 2014 at 3:29pm

YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT OLE JOSHY BOY.  MY FATHER TOLD A STORY BOUT HITLER AROUND 4 YEARS AGO AT THANKSGIVING.  IM SURE WHEN MY POPS WAS A BOY ASKING HITLER FOR A GRAPH WASNT ON HIS MIND IF HE EVER MET HITLER.  HE WOULD SLAP OLE HITLER BOY RIGHT UP THE MOUTH. IM NOT SURE WHO WOULD WANT THAT IN THEIR COLLECTION.  OLE HITLER WAS NOT A NICE FELLOW NO SIREE BOB.  AS FOR THE PHARELL WILLIAMS HAT THAT BOY NEEDS JESUS.  I WENT TO ARBYS BOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO AND GOT 4 ROAST BEEF SANDWICHES.  THEY ONLY GAVE ME 3 AND BY THE TIME I SAW IT I WAS HALF WAY HOME.  WHILE YOU CAN BET YOUR SWEET ASS THAT I TURNED RIGHT BACK AROUND DROVE BACK TO ARBYS.  WELL THOSE BOYS SAID TO ME THEY SAYS HOW DO WE KNOW YOU DIDNT EAT IT.  I SAYS TO THEM WHY WOULD I EAT IT AND THEN DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK AND THEY SAYS TO GET A FREE SANDWICH AND I SAYS JUST GIVE ME THE SANDWICH AND THEY WOULDNT.  EVER SINCE THEN I DO NOT GO TO ARBYS NO SIREE BOB I GO TO WENDYS AND MCDONALDS OLE JOSHY BOY.  MY NIECE LOVES THAT MATTHEW MCCOUGHNAHEY.  SHE SEEN A MOVIE CALLED MAGIC MIKE OR SOMETHING AND RAVED ABOUT IT FOR MONTHS.  I WENT AND SAW IT WITH MY WIFE AND I SAYS TO HER I SAYS WHY AM I WATCHING THIS I AINT NO COMMIE SHE SAYS TO ME SHE SAYS DARLENE SAID THIS MOVIE WAS GOOD I SAYS TO HER WHY DID WE TRUST DARLENE.  I DONT NEED MEN THRUSTING IN MY FACE I SEE ENOUGH DICK AT THE LOCKER ROOM AT MY LOCAL YMCA.  I SAYS TO DARLENE I SAYS DARLENE WHAT YOU THINK I AM A H*** SHE SAYS TO ME POPS I DIDNT TELL YOU TO SEE IT I JUST SAID IT WAS GOOD.  I SAYS TO HERE DARLENE YOUR GROUNDED AND SHE SAYS POPS YOU CANNOT GROUND ME ANYMORE.  KIDS HAVE NO RESPECT ANYMORE.  ANYWAYS OLE JOSHY BOY I WAS HOPING TO GET OLE RINGO STARRS AUTOGRAPH TOO WHEN HE COMES TO SAN DIEGO.  YOU KNOW ANYTHING BOUT OLE RINGO.  WILL HE SIGN OVER THERE AT OLE HUMPHREYS.  I SAYS TO PAUL MCCARTNEY A FEW YEARS AGO I SAYS PAUL CAN I HAVE YOUR SIGNATURE.  HE SAYS SURE MATE AND HE SIGNS AN ABBEY ROAD VINYL FOR ME.  FEW YEARS AGO I SOLD THAT BOY FOR 2500 TO MY FRIEND OLE JOHN TANNER  SINCE HE LOVES THE BEATLES.  I KINDA  REGRET IT BUT I WENT OUT TO THE STRIP CLUB AND FORGOT ABOUT IT,  PEOPLE THINK US OLE TIMERS CANT GO TO THE STRIP CLUB ANYMORE BUT I FIND AS I GET OLDER THE MORE I LOVE THE STRIP CLUBS WITH THE YOUNGER WOMEN, AINT THAT RIGHT OLE JOSHY BOY!

Comment by JOEY DALUCA on March 9, 2014 at 7:05pm

im surprised no one else read this blog joshy boy.  keep up the good work

Comment by Josh Board on March 9, 2014 at 9:56pm

Joey, just because people may not comment, doesn't mean they didn't read it. Thanks for the kind words, though.

Comment by Chad B on March 10, 2014 at 6:54am

I'm waiting for Giligan's hat to come up for sale.

Comment by JOEY DALUCA on March 10, 2014 at 7:18am

sorry bout that joshy boy nowadays you cant tell who reads what i thought you had to comment if you read it.  back in my day if you read something and liked it it was impolite not to tell the person that wrote it that you liked it.  nowadays people just read whatever they want with no concern for who wrote it.  ask my friend ole robby leigh he knows about it he used to write for the city paper and people would see him on the street and say hey ole robby boy i liked your article the other day and he said thanks ole fellow nowadays they dont even know that he wrote it.

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