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Please consign now for our 19th auction (September 30 - October 1, 2016)!
18th Auction - Results
SCHLEGEL AUCTIONS kicked off the year with a strong start with its spring auction on April 11-12. Very good results at the two-day- sale exceeded expectations and the auction saw strength across all categories of the breadth of philatelic works and objects. The sale was highlighted by the seven hour long auctioning of the remarkable NIESEL COLLECTION.
While SCHLEGEL made countless strides in variety of categories this auction, collections and estates remained at the center of the auction: They – as usual - saw significant demand and were almost completely sold. The EUROPE/WORLDWIDE single lots garnered a lot of competition, led by the RUSSIA section with high results for lots 4045 (3.100,- EUR), 4054 (2.500,- EUR) as well as lot 4057 (2.500,- EUR). JAPAN also exceeded estimates.
The second day of the auction got off to a good start with the usual bidding frenzy for our COIN section; especially Chinese coins fetched high prices. The iconic piece of the GERMANY single lot section was lot 4984, also the highest-selling object of the auction, with a hammer price of 47000 EUR. A Vineta provisional (Lot 4969) and the unique Gdansk MI 68 No 68 AY (lot 5940) came in close behind at 40000 EUR and 21000 EUR, respectively.
The sale wrapped up Tuesday afternoon with our second special catalogue: The NIESEL collection was the real star of the auction. The high number of visitors during our presale viewing raised expectations and bidding was strong out of the gate. This set the tone for the sale of this unique collection with more than 80000 covers from all over the world which significantly outdid their estimates. This part of the auction lasted almost seven hours and late into the night. No lot garnered more demand than a Japanese postal stationery 3 Sen from Tientsin 15.1.1897 to Aachen/Germany (Lot 8979). Two phone bidders and collector. It eventually came down to two phone bidders and a collector on site, who pushed the price way up, and the cover sold for 8200 EUR, more than four times its estimate. With 878 out of 1094 lots finding buyers, more than 80 percent of the lots that went on the block sold.
Please find the results of our auction here as a pdf-file (as of 27.04.16).
You may buy unsold lots in our after sale. Please notice that the list of results – due to the subsequent sale (about 4 weeks) – is subject to frequent change. Please contact us for the most current version.
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Dear philatelists and collectors,
Our 18th auction from April 11–12, 2016 draws together an extraordinary breadth of philatelic works and objects from across the world and brings together a variety of collections and single lots at accessible prices.
|Monday, April 11 2016
||Lots 1 - 1382
||Special sections Baden, Cameroon and German field post
|| 1501 – 2303
||Collections Part I
||2304 - 3251
||Collections Part II
||3252 - 4219
||Single lots Part I: Europe-Worldwide
|Tuesday, April 12 2016
||4220 - 6151
||Singe lots Part II:Coins + Germany Part I
||6152 - 7624
||Single lots, Part III: Germany Part II
||8001 - 9117
||The Collection Dr. Niesel
The auction features three special sections: The untouched OLD GERMAN STATES/BADEN COLLECTION (Lots 1–230) from the estate of the well-known argentine philatelist Roberto Hoffmann includes number cancellations, clock wheel cancellations, etc. The section GERMAN COLONIES CAMEROON (Lots 301–783) offers a wide variety of forerunners, postal agencies, cancellations from A–Z, Postal censorship, internee mail, diverse documents/autographs as well as postcards from this interesting colonial area. The diverse offer GERMAN FIELDPOST (Lots 1001–1382) with objects spanning from the 1700 through 1945, comprises an impressive breadth of postal history, especially focusing on the Franco-Prussian War 1870/1871.
Our collection section once again features a geographically wide array with a variety of interesting objects while our single lot section is highlighted by the unique Gdańsk Mi. 68 aY (horizontal watermark – Lot 5940). This stamp was found by a collector 30 years ago is offered for 15,000 EUR. Furthermore we are happy to present a 30 Pfennig 1952, the so called Ottomotor as imperforate sheet with original gum (Lot 7430), a very rare unit Schleswig Holstein No. 2 as a cancelled pair as well as a mint Vineta provisional (Lot 4969).
We were also able to acquire a consignment Bizone and Bundesrepublik Germany/Net pattern overprints with many varieties (Lots 6326–6628). The proceeds of this sale will be given to the Berlin Zoo. As in our last auction we included a strong selection of RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION lots.
Last but not least… it is a great honor for us to present the DR NIESEL COLLECTION (Lots 8001–9117). This remarkable and unusual collection comprises more than 80000 covers from all over the world and will be offered in over 1000 lots in a second special catalogue for this auction.
SCHLEGEL will be holding its 18th auction from April 11–12, 2016 at the Hollywood Media Hotel at Kurfürstendamm 202. We look forward to seeing you at our sale and wish you success with your bids.
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.