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Sterling Silver688 of 1342Silverplated Spoon Marked: HEPP PFORZHEIM 90GWM Rogers Silverplated Presidential Spoon Set
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Posted 2 years ago

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Poop
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Chiemsee is a large resort lake in southern Bavaria, where this piece of silver just so happened to come from and im not sure what you would call this item but anyways this location was chosen by Adolf Hitler to be the site of the first Rest House of the Autobahn system. One of the earliest of Hitler's Autobahns was the route between Munich and Salzburg, since Hitler traveled this way often en route to his home on the Obersalzberg. Hitler wanted the best for this Autobahn, including a route that passed by the shore of Chiemsee lake. This required quite a bit of engineering work, as the planners wished to route the highway closer to the mountains where the land was firmer, and the lakeside route required additional roadbed preparation. However, Hitler's wishes were fulfilled, allowing a large Rasthaus complex to be built directly on the shore of the lake, which opened in 1938. This complex served its function for only a few years, before being used as a hospital during World War II. This item is the greatest antique in my collection.

Inscription on side reads "rasthausam am chiemsee" and the smaller inscription reads "gebrhepp 90". Lastly on the bottom it marks the letter K.

Any info on this would be greatly appreciated because this is a very wonderful rare piece of German history.

Mystery Solved

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Any idea what it's use was/is?
  2. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    I havent figured that out unfortuantly thats why i posted it aha, ill figure it out somehow
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Almost looks like a candle holder but no center piece for the candle. Maybe for Hitler's or Himmler's teeth? Give it time, as we are a group of experienced, knowledgeable & imaginative characters(almost said idiots). I fall best in the latter.
  4. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Great post! Check out this site if you have not seen it yet. This guys has many items like yours, maybe you can draw some connections.
    http://snyderstreasures.com/pages/hotel.htm#otherSS
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Here is another I came across
    http://www.ascasonline.org/windowMARZO58.html
  6. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    "The Gebrueder Hepp (Hepp Brothers, shortened to GEBR HEPP) Metalware Factory was founded in 1863 in Pforzheim, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. It produced silver-plated cutlery and table utensils for many renowned German hotels such as Hotel Frankfurter Hof (Frankfurt a/M, 1876), Hotel Ruf (Pforzheim, 1909), Hotel Adlon (Berlin, 1924), Hotel Deutscher Hof (Nuernberg, 1938), for the Bayreuth Festival Theater (1894), for the German Reichstag (Parlament, 1927), etc. In 1916, the company was sold to Albert Lange, and, in 1929, to Erich Frank, however, it continued to operate under the initial name. On February 23rd 1945, the plant and all its installations were destroyed, but six years later the factory was revived. In 1988 the GEBR HEPP factory was taken over by the famous company, Wuerttemberg Metalware Factory (WMF)."

    I have a spoon, silver plated that reads: HEPP Pforzheim 90g which I have been looking for info on. Kind funny you posted this just about the same time. I would guess your piece is silver-plated as well....? Maybe someone else can chime in that know a little more.

  7. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Hey I just posted mine real quick. Here you go best of luck, happy holidays!

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/75595-silverplated-spoon-marked-hepp-pforzhei
  8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Maybe it's a tasting ladle like BHock45's site shows, just not as deep?
  9. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    blunderbuss2, I was thinking along those same lines.
  10. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Ya i was thinking it could be a candle holder or something and thanks for the insight everyone and for the posts on your items.
  11. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thats interesting, i love seeing other peoples example and its to bad you cant give apprasails on cw, ohh well. Happy holidays to everyone!
  12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Evening Nate, Ice it is then, between Rob and your call, that's what we'll call them from now on. :-)
  13. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Ya i just assume thats what it is so ya i guess thats what will call it aha! :D
  14. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love phil and mustang!!
  15. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thanks toracat!! Glad u love all my stuff lol!!
  16. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thanks hems!!
  17. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the love pops!!!
  18. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Thanks nicole!!! ;)
  19. Poop Poop, 1 year ago
    Thanks tom61375!!

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