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Hitler watercolour fetches 5,200
Hitler watercolour
Hitler did the sketch in 1924
A watercolour by Adolf Hitler has been sold at auction for 5,200 in Cornwall.

The picture of a German postman, painted by the future Nazi dictator in 1924, went under the hammer at Jefferys in Lostwithiel on Wednesday.

Auctions manager Ian Morris said the rare signed example of Hitler's early artistic career went to a private buyer from Lostwithiel.

The 7in by 6in drawing from Hitler's sketch book was sold by a collector from Torpoint.

He bought it from a friend of Otto Gunsche, Hitler's personal adjutant.

Hitler did hundreds of doodles and sketches, many of which are now museum pieces.

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