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Auction Block: Hitler's Watercolors, Swimsuit Barbie

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Auction Block: Hitler's Watercolors, Swimsuit Barbie

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Auction Block: Hitler's Watercolors, Swimsuit Barbie

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Watercolors painted by Adolf Hitler during World War I are up for auction in England. They turned up in a Belgian attic. And Christie's auction house has a treat for fans of the Barbie doll. A Dutch woman is selling her collection of 4,000 Barbie items, including a swimsuit Barbie from 1959.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with selections for the discerning shopper.

Some watercolors went up for auction in England, today. They were painted by Adolf Hitler during World War I. They survived everything that followed and turned up in a Belgian attic, decades later.

If your kid just can't get enough of Barbie, Christie's auction house has something for you. A Dutch woman is selling her collection - about 4,000 Barbie dolls, including a swimsuit Barbie from 1959.

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