The Box

GoringHermann Göring, a famous Nazi pilot and a World War I Hero who founded the Nazi secret police force was Hitler’s deputy. On his 50th Birthday, he was offered with a special Cigar Case made of Silver and engraved with his name, date, the Nazi Emblem and Göring Family Coat of Arms.

This Cigar box will be on auction on May 25, 2017, at 11:00 at JP Humbert Auctioneers in Whittlebury, as part of the “International Militaria” collection.

As per their website (https://www.jphumbert.com), “A large and impressive white metal and cedar lined cigar box presented to Hermann Göring, bearing 800 grade silver marks and presentation inscription ‘Zu SIeinem Geburtstag’ (On his Birthday) dated 1943 (Göring’s 50th Birthday) and presented by Luftwaffe Field Marshall Erhard Milch. Bearing enameled shield coat of arms for Hermann Göring and his wife Emmy and applied Luftwaffe emblem to the lid. 31cm wide.

The box interior

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert said: “This is an historic museum piece that belonged to one of history’s most notorious individuals and was presented to him by Milch – who would never be able to reconcile his position within the Nazi party and his own Jewish ancestry.” “We anticipate much interest from museums, institutions and private collectors.” “While we are always mindful of those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi regime, this cigar box serves as reminder of the excesses of the high-ranking individuals and those who sought to ingratiate themselves with them.”

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