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SCHLEGEL – BERLINER AUKTIONSHAUS FÜR PHILATELIE GMBH represents consolidated knowledge and ideal sales opportunities in the heart of the German capital Berlin. Since its foundation in 2007, managing director and shareholder Andreas Schlegel, auctioneer Elisabetha Schlegel and their team were able to establish SCHLEGEL as a premium address in Berlin.
We invite you – as a vendor, seller or buyer – to profit from this ideal combination of tradition and future-orientation of our auction house. We are looking forward to a successful and long partnership.
Berliner Auktionshaus für Philatelie GmbH
Please consign now for our 15th auction (October 27th - 28th 2014)!
AUSTRIA: The Kafka collection
SCHLEGEL presents: AUSTRIA CLASSIC from the estate of the late director of the National Museum in Prague, Josef Kafka (1858 - 1929). Several generations of the Czech family Kafka formed this collection which will be offered for the first time in our 15th auction.
Exceptional classic collection with a variety of sophisticated frankings and cancellations. Rare and appealing.
Richter Part II - EUROPE
Following the success of the Baden and overseas' collection we are happy to offer Part II from the estate of the late stamp expert Georg Richter (1874-1960) in our 15th auction. This part covers the cancelled classic issues (ca. 1840-1910) of Europe and impresses with its above-average quality.
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.
Welcome to the 14th SCHLEGEL auction
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.