Hitler's telephone sells at auction for $243,000

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The "most destructive 'weapon' of all time" sold at an auction on Sunday for $243,000.

This "weapon" was a red telephone that once belonged to Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, KFOR reports.

Hitler reportedly used the phone to make orders at his headquarters, as well as in trains and other vehicles.

It had a 40-inch braided cord, a rotary dial and Nazi inscriptions on it. The words "Adolph Hitler" are also written on the bottom.

According to ABC News, bidding for the item started at $100,000.The object was taken by occupying Russian officers, then given to a British officer, Sir Ralph Rayner, during a visit to Hitler's bunker in Berlin.

Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions told ABC News that they do not release the names of people who win their auctions.

He added that a different bidder bought a porcelain figure of an Alsatian dog, also owned by Hitler, for $24,300.



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