Extraordinary pictures of the Duke of Windsor visiting Nazi Germany to go below the hammer at a Welsh public sale

More photographs have emerged of former King Edward VIII making Nazi salute.

The then Duke of Windsor makes the gesture during an unofficial visit to Germany in 1937, a year after he gave up the throne to marry the American divorced Wallis Simpson.

The images are part of a collection of photographs up for auction this month on Anglesey at Morgan Evans and Co., Gaerwen.

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The collection shows the Duke’s visit to a mine on the German Lower Rhine, which he made despite opposition from the British government.

The Duke of Windsor on his visit to a German mine in 1937

These latest images come after a video surfaced encouraging the Queen, Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret to make Nazi greetings in 1933.

Private collection

The album was put together by the manager of the German mine and handed over to a major DG McLea shortly after the Second World War.

The portfolio has been held by a private collector for the past 30 years, but the decision to sell now had nothing to do with recent revelations from the royal family’s home video.

Morgan Evans and Co. auctioneer and appraiser Simon Bower said, “This is just a coincidence. It happened at the same time that the other story broke out. “

The Duke of Windsor on his visit to a German mine in 1937

Bower believes the lot, which also contains some of the major’s medals from World War I, is a rare find.

“As far as I know, it’s unique,” ​​he said.

‘Typical PR visit’

“It’s the Duke of Windsor with various dignitaries and they are taking him down the mine shaft. It was a typical PR visit of the day. “

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Expecting interest in the collection, Bower adds, “It’s an odd valuation for an auctioneer – how long is a piece of string?

“I’m hedging around the £ 1,500 to £ 2,500 mark, but the market will decide.”

The tour will take place on Wednesday, July 29th, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on the morning of the advance booking of the following day between 8.30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The collection should go under the hammer around noon.

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