Lot 395: German officer (1907–1944) who was one of the leading members of the failed plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler as part of Operation Valkyrie. He was executed by firing squad after the failure of the operation. ALS in German in pencil, signed "Claus," one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting Hotel Carlton, May 23, 1939. Letter to his uncle, Berthold F. L. M. F. Schenk von Stauffenberg, sending greetings from Marienbad and announcing his continuation of the journey to Berlin. In fine condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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