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17th SCHLEGEL AUCTION - review
The 17th SCHLEGEL AUCTION offered some stellar highlights and definite surprises. With over 4000 cataloged lots, the sale offered interesting buys for various collecting fields.
The sale was opened by four special parts: While the LUXEMBOURG FIRST ISSUE - due to the current wide supply on the market – was received reluctantly, there was all the more demand for the small, but selected RUSSIA section. Following suit was the aesthetically pleasing BAVARIA CLASSIC section, led by lot 248 with a result of 1,360 EUR (incl. provision, without VAT). Further success came from the historically interesting section DISINFECTED MAIL 1673-1972, e.g. lot 368 which sold for 2,200 EUR.
The subsequent wide offer of collections and estates attracted a lot interest and bidding – as usual. Especially, an estate from Berlin, offered in 76 lots, achieved an overall result of 105,000 EUR. The unique essay album TURKEY (Lot 1664) – estimated at 500 EUR – enjoyed healthy interest and finally realized a result of 3,920 EUR. Honorable mentions belong to extensive numismatic section which set a nice accent and sold two thirds of the offers.
POLAND and RUSSIA lots dominated among the various singe lots, exceeding expectations by a lot. Subsequently, the offer OLD GERMAN STATES was met with broad interest. In particular, a rare and beautiful unit (Lot 3516) with a renowned provenience realized 10,700 EUR. One of the most anticipated items of this sale was the superb not-issued Sport Aid set 2001 (never hinged) from a redrawn printing sheet of the Federal Republic of Germany (Lot 4832), an absolute rarity for the connoisseur of philatelic precious items. Bidding opened at 40,000 EUR and finally topped out at a high estimate. The winning bidder paid 86,000 EUR.