Art Believed to Have Been Done by Hitler to Go on Auction

London (AP) -- Long before he was a murderous dictator, Adolf Hitler was an aspiring artist. And Tuesday, more than 20 watercolors and sketches he's believed to have done will go up for auction in England.

The artworks turned up in a Belgian farmhouse near where Hitler was stationed in World War I. It's impossible to know for sure that he painted them. But the owners of the works had the paper tested to figure out its age, and confirmed the signature.

Estimates are that some of the paintings could go for as much as $8,000. And the small auction house handling the sale has extra phone lines up, to handle an expected crush of foreign bidders.

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