A German furniture store is offering £15 (€18, $25 US) gift vouchers to customers who return mugs that the company sold decorated with roses and poems – next to the photograph of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
The sale of anything featuring the former Führer is strictly forbidden in modern-day Germany and can be punishable with severe fines.
But the Hitler-decorated mugs somehow crept into the stock of the Zurbrueggen home improvement store in the city of Bielefeld – which remains a base for the British army in Germany to this day.
The Hitler decoration on the mugs – which were made in China – came in the form of an old 30 pfennig stamp with a swastika postmark over it.
It is not immediately obvious what is depicted on the stamp, although Hitler is unmistakable under closer scrutiny.