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Please consign now for our 16th auction (April 20th - 21st 2015)!
1st Schlegel Online-Auction
Off to new shores: After the completion of our 15th auction we begin the auction year 2015 with our 1st SCHLEGEL Online auction. With these regular sales we’d like to introduce you to selected and also high quality philatelic offers.
Thanks to our international network we were able to assemble – in a short time - an interesting catalog which we hope is to your liking as well. Look forward to about 1,000 lots which range from classic philately, to selected collections, to modern issues.
We are delighted to offer an old-time collection “EUROPE”, the period 1840-1900 well represented with scarce classic stamps of considerable value. Excellent offer of numerous countries from A-Z for the ambitious collector.
The enthusiasts in classic issues awaits the part PORTUGAL CLASSIC and a fine stock of EARLY COVERS WORLDWIDE. The catalog is completed – as to expect with SCHLEGEL – by some selected modern items which as whole represent a nice cross section of Post-War Germany philately.
Please use the advantages of an Online auction. Thus we like to pass on the lower costs of this kind of auction to our bidders in the form of a reduced provision (15%).
You may view all lots (with prior notice) from January, 7th to 19th in our premises at Kurfürstendamm 200. Please find images and scans of all lots in our Online catalog (click here) - the lots will be available on December, 20th 2014. End of bidding: January, 19th 2015 (12 pm CET).
We are to answer any individual question you might have, to which you have not been able to find answers in our website. Just contact us! We look forward to your comments and suggestions!
In our 15th auction our diverse offers once again saw a vivid and international demand and convincing results.
The second part of the RICHTER ESTATE documented the noticeable appreciation in the value of the early classic material. These classic issues of Europe (ca. 1840-1910) sold at above-average rates and encouraged the international customers to offer maximum bids (e.g. Lotno. 24 Great Britain collection for 8,560 EUROS and Lot 86 for 5,350 EUR).
Our special part AUSTRIA which included the KAFKA-collection fulfilled expectations as well (e.g. Lot 301 with a 700% increase went for 7,610 EUR) and realized hammer prices of around 70,000 EUR in total. Also, the market and interest for collections across all areas remained steady.
Our single lot section impressed with selected pieces of the international and German philately: The 1980, MOSCOW GAMES: 60 + 30 Pfg. issue from the estate of a Frankonian collector was sold for 27,300 EUR. Our rare VINETA-PROVISIONALS realized satisfying prices (Lot 4634: 8,330 EUR and Lot 4635: 9,520 EUR). Our second part of disinfected mail continued to have selected appeal for many collectors. At the end of the auction bides showed great interest in the rare issues of our extensive Zeppelin-part.
You may buy unsold lots for 10% less in our after sale. Please find the results of our 15th auction (as of November 24th) here as a PDF-file.
14th SCHLEGEL AUCTION -Quality stamps and spirited bidding
(* incl. provision, without VAT)
Once again, the bidding atmosphere at the 14th auction in Berlin was contagious. The interest and high regard for quality goods was clearly noticeable. Specialties like the RICHTER ESTATE, the LUXEMBOURG special offer and the “Disinfected mail 1831-65” realized good prices, in addition we presented a wide range of philatelic material which sold well.
The 14th SCHLEGEL AUCTION was characterized by good results and spirited bidding. The special catalog Luxembourg was met with good acceptance –especially bidders from Luxembourg could not resist the beauty of this sophisticated material and helped realize prices beyond our expectations.
Our collections - as always - drew many bidders and had action from all over the world. Under the charming lead of auctioneer Elisabetha Schlegel, almost all of the Richter collections (lots 300-457) were sold (e.g. the Under the charming lead of auctioneer Elisabetha Schlegel, almost all of the Richter collections (lots 300-457) were sold (The reference collection "Baden" went for 3,600 Euro). The other collections elicited a good response as well: a large ALTDEUTSCHLAND-SAXONY collection (Lot 703) was sold for 28,500 Euro; a beautiful collection GERMAN COLONIES realized 12,000 Euro. The wide range of high results in different areas served as prove for the good response to the material of our 14th Auction. Estates of dealers and collectors multiplied the opening prices.
Several other lots topped expectations: The exquisite covers, rarities and previously unknown items of our offer "disinfected mail 1831-65" proved to be very popular among bidders present at the auction. Furthermore the correspondence from HONGKONG to CAPTAIN LOETTGE in HAMBURG/GERMANY went for a total amount of 7.890,- Euros. The rare and exceptional SARAWAK cover to SINGAPORE changed hands for 3.900,- Euros.
Please find the results of our 14th auction (as of April 10th) here as a PDF-file.
Rare and precious Zeppelin collection auctioned
Going once, going twice, going three times, sold!: There was plenty of excitement at the 13th auction of SCHLEGEL Berlin. Interested and passionate airship-enthusiasts as well as countless reporters crowded in confined spaces to take part in the sale of a rare and precious collection of Zeppelin memorabilia. This collection of Edmund Sedlmayr consisted of more than 2.000 objects, among them rare memorabilia and historical documents. Auctioneer Elisabetha Schlegel was equally enthused: "It was a very moving auction, like looking back on history".
The silver champagne cooler of the LZ 129 Hindenburg - the most valuable piece of the collection – which started at 20.000 Euro was sold for 22.000 Euro to an anonymous telephone bidder. There was strong demand for the countless dining room preciosities (dishes, silverware and porcelain) of the Zeppelin airships. A rare flower vase (Lot 1112); starting price 2.500; result 7.400), a coffee pot (1127; starting at 3.000; result 4.600) and an enchanting milk jug (1147; starting at 1.300; result 1.900) found new and enamoured owners. Also, philatelic Zeppelin rarities like the Zeppelin post card „PFALZFAHRT (Landungsfahrt nach Lachen), WILDER ABWURF SCHIFFERSTADT“ (Lot 54) went for 3.500 Euro to the highest bidder.
The auction, which ended in the late afternoon, was opened by speeches of Manfred Bauer − son of airship captain Heinrich Bauer who survived the Hindenburg disaster as a crew member − and Edmund Sedlmayr himself.
The auction house was filled on the other days of the auction as well. Philatelists from all over the world bid busily and highly on the collections. The lots 3001 (result: 9.600), 3002 (8.000), 3007 (4.800), 3306 (10.500), 3781 (9.400) und 3990 (7.200) reached high hammer prices. The lots 8191 (20.000) as well as 8929 (18.000) stood out among the single lots.