Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler were unable to find the buyers at the auction for anger about selling Nazi memories
High starting prices from 19,000 to 45,000 euros (21,000 and 50,000 US dollars), and suspicions about the authenticity of works to defeat potential buyers at the Nuremberg auction on Saturday.
The Weidler Auction House did not comment on the reasons for the failure, but said the paintings could still be sold later. Ulrich Maly, Mayor of Nuremberg, has previously sold sales as a "bad taste".
There was a view of a mountain lake between unsuccessful selling items and a wicker chair with a swastika symbol, which was believed to belong to a late Nazi dictator
. The Weidler auction house organized a "special sale" in Nuremberg, a city where in 1945 it was painted. Nazi war criminals were tested.
Some of the tracks before the sale were canceled due to suspicions that they were forged and prosecutors involved.
Sales of Hitler's works that have been trying to live as an artist for some time Austria is a regular spark that collectors want to pay high prices for art related to the country's Nazi past. however, his works did not differ from "hundreds of thousands" of similar works, so their authenticity is particularly difficult to verify.
Watercolors, drawings and paintings with Hitler's signatures featured images from Vienna or Nuremberg, women's acts and still-life works. They were offered by 23 different owners.
Prosecutors collected 63 works of art from Weidler's premises with the signature "A.H." or "A. Hitler, including some who didn't want to go under the hammer.
The Nuremberg-Fuertown Public Prosecutor's Office said it had launched an investigation against people who were "unaware of the falsification of documents and attempted fraud", said Chief Prosecutor Antje Gabriels-Gorsolke.
"If they turn out to be counterfeit, we will try to find out who knew what is in the property chain," she said.
Weidler stated in his statement that the withdrawal of paintings from "selling does not automatically mean that they are counterfeit".