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Hitler's Face Very Subtly Printed On 5000 German Mugs In 'Supplier Error'

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This lovely floral mug is hiding a rather sinister figure.

The cutesy coffee mug very subtly features Adolf Hitler's face, much to the horror of unaware buyers.

A small German furniture store chain has apologised after a manufacturing error led to it selling 5,000 of the offending cups, of which 175 were sold before anyone reported a problem.

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The original design of the mugs, sold by Zurbrueggen, bore an English poem surrounded by a soft rose pattern.

However, also clearly visible on the mistaken batch was a rather more aggressive imprint of a Nazi-era stamp containing the former dictator's face and a swastika.

Local paper the Neue Westfälische Post said one woman who bought the mug "could not believe her eyes" when she noticed the of the Führer's face at the breakfast table.

The imprints were ordered from a Chinese trade fair, and were the result of a mistake from the supplier, Zurbrueggen's CEO claims.

The furniture chain says it wants to take the cups "out of circulation" and has had the unsold 4,825 destroyed.

He is offering a £16.50 voucher to anyone who returns one of the remaining mugs in circulation - quite a mark-up on the original retail price of £1.65.

However, the Neue Westfälische Post reports that a museum, the House of History in Bonn, "has great interest in the in the acquisition of the so-called Hitler cups".

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