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Preview of our forthcoming Special Catalogue “The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation”

In our Fall Auction 2020 we offer an outstanding collection of German Bookart of the 20th Century:
The Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation

Selected Preview (daily updated)

Schedule Fall 2020 Auction

Auction 22 – with a Special Part “The Book Collection of the Barbara Achilles Foundation”:

Saturday and Sunday, November, 28/29, 2020

Consignments are welcome until September 20

Catalogue publishing : End of October

Preview dates: November 13 – 27

Possible postponements because of Covid-19 will be published on our website a.s.a.p.

Word record in our past Fall Auction

EUR 22,000 hammer-price for Polke’s “Freundinnen”:
World Record Hammer-price (regarding

Marbach First

The hammer-price for the Kafka Manuscript of 150,000 EUR was bid by an American private collector. After the collector noticed that he had “outpaced” the German Literature Archive Marbach as the direct sub-bidder, he decided the night after the auction to pass on his purchase in favor of this institute. In addition, he promotes this takeover by financial compensation of the last bidding step: “The seller should not be the victim of my decision,” wrote the German-born collector.

Ulrich von Bülow, Head of the Marbach Archive, is delighted with this noble gesture. We’ve not experienced something like that in many years, he said.

Hammer-prices of Auction 17