Results Spring Auction Sale 347-349
22. - 26. March 2021 | Vienna House Remarque, Osnabrück
Dear bidders and coin enthusiasts,
On Friday Evening our Spring Auction Sales #347-349 ended at 5.15 pm with a very astonishing result, even for us: the total hammer price for the auction week reached over 9 million Euros – and therewith almost doubled the original estimate of 4.7 million Euros! This kind of increase to twice the auction estimate has not been achieved before in our sales and speaks to the strong success and the strong participation by all our bidders.
In total, more than 2,300 bidders from all over the world participated in the auction. Numerous other viewers followed the exciting bidding live via live stream on the Internet. Regardless of whether you entrusted us with your coins and medals as a consignor, or participated as a bidder on the phone or online: we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the trust you have placed in us!
Due to the overall strong auction week, it was particularly difficult this time to select individual highlights of the auction. We hope that we can give you a good overview with the auction highlights listed below.
This week once again confirmed a trend that we have been observing for years: There is always particularly great interest when famous collections and series are returned to the collector's cycle in our auctions. It has always been our special concern of ours to set lasting memorials to collectors' achievements with the special presentation in our auction catalogs.
In these spring auctions, we were able to sell several collections at once, including the "Collection of an Historian", the collections "Tesmer", "Weise", "Peter", "Götz", "Schmidt" as well as further lots of the "Hanseatic Roman Friend".
With the collection "Tesmer", to which we have dedicated a whole special catalog with our number 348, the first approx. 1150 items of this important collection of the German state Brandenburg-Prussia came up for sale. The collection is likely to be the most extensive and important to have been auctioned off in the post-war period. We are already looking forward to the second part of the collection, which will be dedicated to the coinage of the Kingdom of Prussia. Numerous individual results exceeded expectations by far, just to mention the first Taler from Brandenburg of Elector Joachim I. This great rarity ended up fetching a winning bid of 130.000,- Euros (estimate: 50,000 Euros). According to our research, it is the first time that such a coin was sold above 100,000 Euros!
The interest for all collections was very high and individual hammer prices were often at a multiple of their respective estimates. The prices for these numerous collections improved anywhere from the factor 2-4 compared to their original estimate. We are pleased and happy with our consignors about this great success!
We thank you for the continuous interest and support of numismatics, which is so dear to all of us.
We are preparing a special auction for our 50th anniversary this upcoming June. We are still accepting your consignments for this special event until April 10th.
Your Künker Team