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(RealClear)   Autographed copy of Mein Kampf sold to American buyer for $64,850. Your guesses for purchaser to the right   (realclear.com) divider line 266
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2014-03-03 04:14:12 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x282]


Is that the Emergency Medical Hologram?
 
2014-03-03 04:14:19 PM  

obamadidcoke: [assets-s3.rollingstone.com image 600x404]


i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-03-03 04:14:39 PM  

beer4breakfast: [img.fark.net image 599x399]


You very nearly owed me a keyboard.
LOL!
 
2014-03-03 04:17:33 PM  

LL316: You had me until that.  What, you think conservatives are the only people who can scapegoat?

Hint:  The bolded portion proves otherwise.


No, not only conservatives can. Modern-day conservatives have turned it into a cottage industry, though. Watch last year's CPAC conference and just try to disagree with me. I dare you.

Me pointing out that conservatives parties are using scapegoats to foist their problems is not an example of me using conservatives as scapegoats, by the way. Is that your version of "the fact that you called me a racist means that you're the racist?"
 
2014-03-03 04:17:36 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Here's a pic of the happy buyer! I bet he is really going to enjoy reading his purchases!

[www.blackgate.com image 414x486]


Why not?  He's got time enough at last.
 
2014-03-03 04:19:34 PM  

ciberido: Englebert Slaptyback: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x282]

Is that the Emergency Medical Hologram?


upload.wikimedia.org

"Please state the nature of the medical emergency."
 
2014-03-03 04:21:40 PM  
dywed88
You have problems with historically significant memorabilia?

The book was almost certainly bought by someone who didn't give a damn about the political ideology or the content of the book. It would have been some collector of rare books or WWII/Nazi memorabilia.

Just because something was connected to a horrible person and events doesn't mean it isn't an interesting piece to have from a historical perspective.


On the other hand, why does it being a "signed copy" make it so much more historically significant? One doesn't need to go autograph collecting to have the historical significance of the book.

I guess I could understand the original manuscript having real historical significance that would make it valuable, but a farking autograph? Meh.
 
2014-03-03 04:24:56 PM  

Stephen_Falken: mbillips: Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?

^^^^
This



So someone with no Jewish ancestry would still be an amoral douche bag for specifically collecting historical artifacts of Hitler -  as opposed to Stalin, or Mao... or any significant historical figure?  The fact that the artifact has nothing specifically or historically to do with the collector makes them a terrible person?  Only because it'shiatler, and only Hitler?  That's the one special case out of the entire worlds history that no one is allowed to have anything to do with from the beginning of time until the ending of time?
 
2014-03-03 04:27:53 PM  

browntimmy: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 252x297]


Frank Stallone?

I honestly did Nazi that coming!

/ also shocked that I'm first in the thread with this tired bit of humor
// Godwins, FTW
 
2014-03-03 04:28:35 PM  
I have the first english print version of Mein Kampf translated in 1939, bought it for $50 9 years ago and its jumped to $800. Going to wait until a meuseum wants it and sell it only to them.
 
2014-03-03 04:29:04 PM  

ZzeusS: Stephen_Falken: mbillips: Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?

^^^^
This


So someone with no Jewish ancestry would still be an amoral douche bag for specifically collecting historical artifacts of Hitler -  as opposed to Stalin, or Mao... or any significant historical figure?  The fact that the artifact has nothing specifically or historically to do with the collector makes them a terrible person?  Only because it'shiatler, and only Hitler?  That's the one special case out of the entire worlds history that no one is allowed to have anything to do with from the beginning of time until the ending of time?


There's a statute of limitations based on the perceived evilness.

Hitler? No.
Mao? Probably.
Genghis Khan? Kosher.
 
2014-03-03 04:30:18 PM  
pixel.nymag.com

/obscure?
 
2014-03-03 04:33:59 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: alaric3: Glenn Beck

This was my guess. He collects old shiat. Also Nazi shiat. And he has a lot of money.

/Beck is a Nazi, which makes him a Commie.


Glenn Beck does not collects Nazi memorabilia he collects American memorabilia. The Nazi stuff wasn't his but was at the same traveling museum he sponsored and it was used as a valuable history lesson. Beck has been honored by the Israeli government I doubt they do that for a Nazi.
 
2014-03-03 04:36:49 PM  
http://snyderstreasures.com/pages/mk.htm

500 clams gets you an autographed copy for yourself.

The thing that made the one in the article so Beckworthy, is that it's signed from big daddy to a guy who was at the Munich putsch - so it's basically not just run-of-the-mill autographed by Das Adolf himself.
 
2014-03-03 04:40:29 PM  
Harlan Crow,  Correct Answer.
 
2014-03-03 04:45:01 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x282]


Justified is always awesome.
 
2014-03-03 04:47:39 PM  

GentlemanJ: One, it's practically a textbook on mass propaganda. Hitler knew how to attract the interest and hold the belief of millions of people. There is no question he was an inspired orator, and gave practical advice in Mein Kampf to others who wanted to understand how he did it.

Secondly, if you bothered reading it, rather than just using it as a platform to attack your ideological enemies, you'd find it was an important record of the start of the N.S.D.A.P., including the 25 Articles of National Socialism--very valuable for political historians.

Finally, the counter-attack by the German Army in 1918 was destroyed, not by the Allies, but because the Communists created a national strike in Germany, which stopped all the trains. With no trains running, the Kaiserlich Reichswehr couldn't get the supplies that would have allowed them to roll up the enemy and reach the Channel. Then the Allies took advantage of the German Army's weakness, and crushed them. So, yes, it was the Communists' fault. Why the Jews were blamed puzzles me, but that's neither here nor there.


One: and your point is...what? That Mein Kampf should be banned because Hitler outlined how to sway people to a point of view?

Two: Again, what the hell does this have to do with anything? Are you trying to say that Hitler's Nazis and modern-day socialists have a lot in common? The Nazis might have called themselves "National Socialists" but they were fascists that fought against Germany's socialist political parties, jailed them and murdered them.

Three: The 1918 failed German Spring Offensive, like the failed Battle of the Bulge of World War II, wouldn't have changed anything, except the duration of the war, the number of dead and perhaps the terms of Germany's surrender. But we'll never know for sure.
 
2014-03-03 04:54:21 PM  

mbillips: Two kinds of people would bid on this book: Hitler fans and amoral douchebags who just want to make money from it. Buying and selling Hitler paraphernalia isn't the sort of thing a normal history buff does. This book has pretty much no real value except that it has Hitler's signature in it. Hitler. As in one of the three worst monsters of the 20th century (you can rank Stalin and Mao however you like). And you want to collect his signature. Have you considered whether you might be a dick?


There's no people with a taste for morbid history? I'd categorize a signed copy of Mein Kampf with an original oil painting by John Wayne Gacy. Both were created by horrifically twisted mass murderers.
 
2014-03-03 04:55:08 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 04:56:22 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 04:57:16 PM  
Rodney Allen Rippey
 
2014-03-03 04:58:12 PM  
Vacation Bible School:

R.E.I.C.H.

/so no one told you life was gonna be this way....


Was having shiatty day. That did wonders. Thanks.
 
2014-03-03 04:58:23 PM  
My guess *would* be to the right, subs
 
2014-03-03 04:59:04 PM  

Phoenix_M: Beck has been honored by the Israeli government I doubt they do that for a Nazi.


Well he has to be a Nazi since he's a Commie. In WWII they (Commies & Nazis) flew one flag and fought under one banner. Israel's deal is...whatever.
 
2014-03-03 05:00:49 PM  
Rodney Allen Rippy
 
2014-03-03 05:03:03 PM  

0per: Rodney Allen Rippey


was not spelled correctly.
 
2014-03-03 05:06:21 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-03 05:08:33 PM  
Are we still doing the alternate title thing? Because:

White Mein Kampf Jump
 
2014-03-03 05:13:08 PM  
Here you are, $65,000 off.

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/bigbaldbob88/MeinKampf.pdf

/No autograph though.
 
2014-03-03 05:15:35 PM  
meh.  I've read it.  I own a copy in english.  It is one of the more convoluted piles of shiat in print I've ever read.  Yes, it can be used as a manual to social media relations, but one has to read enough of it, looking for the reasons behind everything Hitler writes.

I very much doubt that Hitler wrote it, either; going into prison, he was a bumbling idiot who was sent alone into the parliament building to start an "uprising" ... Did I mention he was alone?  He didn't have anyone behind him, and there was no great takeover plan to come behind him.  He was arrested and sent to prison for a year.  His entire work in the print industry before that was making(and failing) greeting cards, and suddenly he can put pen to paper and turn out a thousand plus page manifesto.  I'm guessing a lot more people were working on this before he went to prison(sounds like a piece of legislation we all know and love.  One no one bothered to question after the 9/11 attacks).  Afterwards, his "great oratory powers" were much trumped, but little tested.  He could get crowds into a frenzy, but if he strayed from his topic, he'd flounder about until he got back to the "Jews are evil" and "Commies suck" themes.

If you want brilliant, his self-propelled rise into the strata of the Nazi party was one of the few smart moves he made during his political rise:  When there are 3 people vying for power, he set the other two against each other(their names escape me), playing friendly with each of them, and took first place in the election.

All-out war, turning on the Russians, and fighting a military campaign against the US, even by proxy, were some of the failings he was to visit on the people of Germany, to their everlasting shame.

/oh, and Germany lost WW1 because the people at home finally got the truth about what their boys were dying for, how the war was going, and the atrocities they were all guilty of.
//the German soldiers came back from the front and got the last order from their chancellor of war to suicide themselves on the front lines in a last bid to win the war through sheer body count, figuring to take 5-10 of the enemy for every German dead.  While it may have worked, if the US hadn't gotten involved(better late than never, I guess), the soldiers recognized what the orders were and essentially said, "Fark off" to their commanders.   One of the idiosyncrasies of the German army was that any soldier could basically say, "No" to an order, and just be reassigned to another unit.  In this case, N-O O-N-E wanted to return to the front to die, so they just sat at port or in garrisons and waited for the war to end.
///the same idiosyncrasies stayed in place for WW2, so I feel no pity for the soldiers who were at the camps when the russian and american troops came through.
////I do feel some pity for the men and women who were taken at the start of the war(in russia, the Nazis swept through villages, gathered the women who looked Arian enough, or were considered good breeding stock, and either kept them as camp whores, or sent them back to germany for the same purpose ... the rest of the village having been rounded up and usually burned alive in a communal building: this was Hitler's salted earth policy) ... the russian troops didn't much distinguish between germans and captives when they were outside their own country: even as they were liberated, many hundreds of russian women died at the hands of their own countrymen, thinking they were going to be freed, only to be gang-raped to death by the soldiers who were "rescuing" them.[these reports come from a jewish russian reporter covering the front with an armored division, Vasili ... something]
 
2014-03-03 05:22:51 PM  
ctrl-F "Obama"

damnit
 
2014-03-03 05:25:43 PM  
news.kron4.com
This supposedly shows the inscriptions. The previous photos only showed the faceplate with a printed signature under Hitler's photo.  I am looking for one with more detail.
 
2014-03-03 05:28:09 PM  
My father is a world war 2 buff. For his birthday once I got him a Third Reich cigarette-photo card book with all the photos attached. It was signed by Hitler and Goering (authenticated).
Think of it as nazi issued collector cards...a very strange artifact from a nasty time.
I did not pay any where near that price though, low 4 figures if I remember correctly.
 
2014-03-03 05:31:22 PM  

FTGodWin: browntimmy: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 252x297]

Frank Stallone?


You guessed it.

/it saddens me people don't love this reference as much as I do.
 
2014-03-03 05:34:11 PM  

Oldiron_79: Holy fark they are worth THAT much. Hey anyone wanna buy mine?


Is it autographed? OK, I'll buy it.

Hey, hold on a minute. "Adolph?" I didn't know he spelled it like that. Boy, this is rare.
 
2014-03-03 05:40:25 PM  

crozzo: Oldiron_79: Holy fark they are worth THAT much. Hey anyone wanna buy mine?

Is it autographed? OK, I'll buy it.

Hey, hold on a minute. "Adolph?" I didn't know he spelled it like that. Boy, this is rare.


Maybe he's a fan of Shakespeare.
 
2014-03-03 05:43:21 PM  

Triumph: Harlan Crow,  Correct Answer.


Short list, for sure.
 
2014-03-03 06:02:17 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: The entire state of Alabama. The books will be the sole volumes in a mobile lending library van that travels around the state.

Just make sure to check the exhaust pipe before you sit down in the reading room. It is Alabama, after all.


Are you accusing Alabama of reading?
 
2014-03-03 06:03:20 PM  
Honetly, I would have thought a book signed by a prominent 20th Century Figure (some say "the most important" in terms of affecting everyone) would be way, way more $$$$.
 
2014-03-03 06:04:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Hitler's follow-up book never gets as much attention

[www.timjohn.com.au image 384x595]

Nor does his foray into the world of film

[i6.photobucket.com image 255x436]


Shouldn't that be "Kristallnacht Fever"?
 
2014-03-03 06:15:38 PM  
How far to the right?
 
2014-03-03 06:21:25 PM  
Reich Said Fred?
 
2014-03-03 06:30:37 PM  

AbiNormal: This ignorant b*tch?
[www.addictinginfo.org image 850x627]


Two invisible cocks in the picture?
 
2014-03-03 06:53:10 PM  

Phoenix_M: Fuggin Bizzy: alaric3: Glenn Beck

This was my guess. He collects old shiat. Also Nazi shiat. And he has a lot of money.

/Beck is a Nazi, which makes him a Commie.

Glenn Beck does not collects Nazi memorabilia he collects American memorabilia. The Nazi stuff wasn't his but was at the same traveling museum he sponsored and it was used as a valuable history lesson. Beck has been honored by the Israeli government I doubt they do that for a Nazi.


Not according to this article.. in fact according to this he already owns a signed copy of the book.


"The adjoining room contained objects from Glenn Beck's personal collection. This included a hooded KKK cape and a swastika banner which had been used at Nuremberg. Underneath was an illuminated vitrine containing a copy of Mein Kampf signed by Adolf Hitler, a stack of love letters by Hermann Göring, and a satin handkerchief browned with Hitler's blood. Nearby was an early edition of Anne Frank's Diary.  "

from

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56643489-82/beck-exhibition-glenn-karl .h tml.csp
.
 
2014-03-03 07:24:29 PM  
I'm going to guess Marilyn Manson, only because he was known to collect pre-WWII German knickknacks and kitsch, including Nazi propaganda, and nobody else guessed him yet.
 
2014-03-03 08:39:33 PM  
Dan Burros is rolling in his grave.
 
2014-03-03 08:41:02 PM  

Mister Peejay: I'm going to guess Marilyn Manson, only because he was known to collect pre-WWII German knickknacks and kitsch, including Nazi propaganda, and nobody else guessed him yet.


Too many people trying to project it on people they disagree with.
 
gja
2014-03-03 08:52:55 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Hitler's follow-up book never gets as much attention

[www.timjohn.com.au image 384x595]

Nor does his foray into the world of film

[i6.photobucket.com image 255x436]


PLEASE, someone 'shop this to say Saturday Night Fuhrer....
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-03 08:59:01 PM  
img.fark.net

You put your right hand in
You put your right hand out
You put your right hand in
And you shake it all about...
 
2014-03-03 09:01:29 PM  

0per: Rodney Allen Rippey


Mason Reese
 
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