A book signed by Anne Frank is to be auctioned for an estimated £20,767, writes Natasha Sporn.
The copy of the 1812 novel Grimm’s Fairy Tales will go under the hammer on 5 May.
The book, a collection of German fairytales by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, was found in the Frank family’s famous Amsterdam annex.
The book’s significance was first discovered in 1977 when a couple spotted Anne’s signature. They wrote to her father Otto to ask if he would like it returned. His emotional response to the couple will also be auctioned off.
The book, owned by Anne and Margot Frank, is one of only three handwritten belongings from the world-famous diarist to go on public sale.
Nicholas Lowry of Swann Auction Galleries in New York said: “This book was very likely Anne’s inspiration.”