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Ireland: Nazi German toilet paper goes up for auction in Dublin02:18

Ireland: Nazi German toilet paper goes up for auction in Dublin

Ireland, Dublin
September 16, 2016 at 06:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

A roll of 70-year-old toilet paper created specifically for the Nazi German army (Wehrmacht) of World War II, was one of a number of collector's items seen before going up for auction in Dublin on Thursday.

The collection is an important assortment of 165 German WWII items gathered together over the past 25 years by a Dublin collector. Item number 432 is a German Edelweiss-brand Klosettpapier, Wehrmacht-issue pack. Originally priced at between €100 ($112) to €150 ($169) it's value has already risen to €300 ($337) before the auction has even started.

Stuart Purcell, head of collectibles at Whyte's auctioneers, said "this is a piece of German wartime memorabilia that certainly I've never come across before. It's closet paper or toilet paper. It's as issued to the Wehrmacht." He added, "how it has survived to the present day is anyone's guess, but it's a remarkable object and I think a really interesting part of any wartime collection."

The entire collection, valued at €30,000 ($33,721), is due to go up for auction on September 17.

Ireland: Nazi German toilet paper goes up for auction in Dublin02:18
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A roll of 70-year-old toilet paper created specifically for the Nazi German army (Wehrmacht) of World War II, was one of a number of collector's items seen before going up for auction in Dublin on Thursday.

The collection is an important assortment of 165 German WWII items gathered together over the past 25 years by a Dublin collector. Item number 432 is a German Edelweiss-brand Klosettpapier, Wehrmacht-issue pack. Originally priced at between €100 ($112) to €150 ($169) it's value has already risen to €300 ($337) before the auction has even started.

Stuart Purcell, head of collectibles at Whyte's auctioneers, said "this is a piece of German wartime memorabilia that certainly I've never come across before. It's closet paper or toilet paper. It's as issued to the Wehrmacht." He added, "how it has survived to the present day is anyone's guess, but it's a remarkable object and I think a really interesting part of any wartime collection."

The entire collection, valued at €30,000 ($33,721), is due to go up for auction on September 17.

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