Schwarzenbach Auktion Zürich
Merkurstr. 64
CH-8032 Zürich 7

Tel +41 43 244 89 00
Fax +41 43 244 89 01



Traditional Swiss auction house established in 1980 in the heart of Zurich city holding 2 auctions a year.We don't have any limit prices. All lots are auctioned individually. The starting prices are set moderately and hammer prices are generally about three times as high.

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Schwarzenbach Auktion Zürich

 Terms of Auction

1. The auction will be conducted in Swiss Francs, against immediate cash payment. Foreign currencies will be accepted at current rates of exchange or as credited by a major Swiss bank. The date of receipt or of crediting shall be valid.
2. The lot will be knocked down to the highest bidder. A surcharge of 20 % upon the „hammer price“ and a charge of SFr. 3.- per lot will be added; upon the total purchase amount (except when official export follows), a value-added-tax of  8 % will be imposed. If payment is overdue an extra charge of 5 %  applies, in addition to 1 % interest per month or part of a month. VAT will not be applied if the transport of the lots to foreign countries is carried out by the firm of Schwarzenbach-Auctions. The invoiced VAT amount will be refunded to buyers who present a legally valid and properly stamped export declaration.
3. The knock down obliges to purchase the goods. The ownership of all auc-tioned lots is transferred to the buyer only after full payment of the total pur-chase-price, the risk however already with the knock down. Bidders present  at the auction are personally liable for misuse of their bidder-card.
4. The auctioneer reserves the right to deviate from the sequence, to withdraw, regroup, divide, or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical bids, the first one received will have precedence and in case of a misunderstanding the lot shall be auctioned again.
5. The lots are described conscientiously and with great care. All claims are to be made at the latest 3 days after receipt of the goods. The lots questioned must be returned unchanged and in their original condition of receipt. No claim can be made if the stamps have been altered. A catalogue-price with the notandum „n.A.“ is one that has been given by the deliverer and is not binding upon the auctioneer.
6. The Auctioneer is personally liable for the authenticity of all single lots sold for a period of five years subsequent to the knock-down. In the event of  a complaint concerning authenticity proof of any forgery must be furnished by means of a certificate from a competent, recognized expert for the respective specialty area. The cost of a re-expertise shall be borne by the buyer. However, in the event of a justified complaint, such costs shall be borne by the seller.
In the case of expertised stamps, the buyer shall accept as binding the certificates and certification marks referred to in the lot descriptions, in particular also with regard to the authenticity and the quality of the lots;  the buyer shall likewise accept the integrity of the certificates with regard to their content. Any other liability on the part of the Auctioneer is excluded.
Extensions by a prospective buyer must be received by the Auctioneer in writing at least five days prior to the day of the auction. This written notice must give the reason why an extension is required and the expert from whom an opinion is to be sought (subject to the Auctioneer’s consent). All extensions must be cleared within 20 days of the auction, subsequent to which the right of return is forfeited.
7. For photographed stamps the reproduction is the criterion for margins, per-forations, and cancellations, etc. Collections, accumulations, and lots which comprise 2 ore more stamps, can not be subject to claims. A buyer who is in arrears of payment shall have no right of claim.
8. The lots will be handed over after full payment of the pre-invoice. The privately insured lots are sent to the buyer by the auctioneer, by mail or by other means,  at the expense of the buyer. Compliance with foreign customs and currency regulations ist the buyer’s responsibility.
9. The selling-price and commission are to be paid immediately by personal bidders. For written bids payment is due 5 days after receipt of the pre-invoice. Customers personally well-known to me will receive the lots together with the invoice. An extension of the date of payment can be arranged upon written request with appropriate references. Such special arrangements have to be agreed upon in writing, prior to the auction. A person bidding on behalf of a third party is fully liable as joint debtor. Upon delay of payment the auctioneer reserves the right to sue for payment or to cancel the sale and to dispose of the lots elsewhere, without notifying the buyer. Any price-difference resulting there-from will be charged to the buyer. In such a case, the auctioneer is not obliged to deliver, however, the buyer is obliged to purchase.
10. Written orders are handeld conscientiously and to the bidder’s best advan-tage, but without liability. By entering a bid or purchaseorder all terms of auc-tion are fully accepted. The auctioneer  reserves the right to exclude persons from the auction without giving a reason.
11. Claims for damages against the Auctioneer for delay, non-performance, positive infringement of contract, fault in breach of contract are not permissible unless the damage was caused deliberately or through gross negligence.
12. The auction is held under the supervision of the city council of Zurich (Stadtammannamt Zurich District 1) as the cooperating official government authority. The participating head of council, the council and the country refuse any liability.
13. In the event of a dispute the Law Courts of Zurich shall have jurisdiction. The Auctioneer however reserves the right to sue a debtor at his place of resi-dence. The auction is solely subject to Swiss law. The German original text shall be authoritative in the interpretation of the present Terms of Auction

      bis / à / to Fr. 200.- Fr. 10.-
von / de / from Fr. 200.- bis / à / to Fr. 500 Fr. 20
von / de / from Fr. 500 bis / à / to Fr. 1000 Fr. 50
von / de / from Fr. 1000 bis / à / to Fr. 2000 Fr. 100
von / de / from Fr. 2000 bis / à / to Fr. 5000 Fr. 200
von / de / from Fr. 5000 bis / à / to Fr. 10000 Fr. 500
von / de / from Fr. 10000 minimum 5 %        

Current auctions

Auction results

  • Auction Live Auction
    • Results
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    • Friday April 15th, 2016
      14:30 - 16:45Liechtenstein, Switzerland: Airmail, First Day- and Special Issues, Postal Stationery. From 1907 by catalogue Definitives and Offical stamps. (1-179)
      17:00 - 18:30Switzerland collections and lots incl. face value lots. (180-287)
      Saturday April 16th, 2016
      09:00 - 10:00Switzerland. Special areas, Geographic covers Bern to Zurich, post cards encl. collections and lots; Literature (288-347)
      10:00 - 11:30Switzerland 1843 till 1907, encl. collections and lots. Supplement Switzerland (348-479)
      11:30 - 12:30Germany encl. collections and lots (480-541)
      13:30 - 15:00West-, East Europa encl Balkan collections and lots (542-693)
      15:30 - 17:00Overseas: Asia. Africa, America, Topic. All world collections . (694-804)
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    • Friday, April 17th 2015  
      15:30  Lots 1 - 114 Liechtenstein, Switzerland: Airmail,FDC and special issues, postal stationery.
      From 1907 according to catalog: Postage stamps to Campione
      17:00  Lots 115 - 233 Switzerland: Collections from and before 1907, inc. Franking
      Saturday, April 18th 2015
      08:30  Lots 234 - 309 Switzerland: Special areas, Heimatbelege Cantons of Neuchâtel and Zurich,
      Postcards, incl. Collections and Lots; literature
      09:30   Lots 310 - 433 Switzerland: Old Switzerland from 1843 to 1907, incl. Collections and Lots
      11:00  Lots 434 - 569 Germany; West Europe, Sweden to France, inc. Collections and Lots
      Saturday, April 18th 2015
      13:15  Lots 570 - 696 West Europe: Spain to Austria, incl Collections and Lots
      Europe Collections and Lots, East europe and Balkan
      14:45  Lots 697 - 836 Oversea: Asia, Africa, America, Thematic, Collections Worldwide
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    • Friday, 17th October 2014
      15:00 Lots 1 – 151 Liechtenstein, Switzerland: Airmail,
      FDC and special issues, postal stationery.
      From 1907 according to catalog:
      Postage stamps to Campione
      17:00 Lots 152 – 263 Switzerland: Collections from and before 1907, inc. Franking
      Saturday, 18th October 2014
      09:30 Lots 264 – 346  Switzerland: Special areas Heimatbelege
      Cantons of Neuchâtel and Zurich,
      Postcards, incl. Collections
      and Lots; literature
      10:30  Lots 347 – 430 Switzerland: Old Switzerland from 1843 to 1907, incl.
      Collections and Lots
      11:30  Lots 431 – 472 Germany, inc. Collections and Lots
      Saturday, 18th October 2014
      13:30  Lots 473 – 543 West Europe
      14:.30  Lots 544 - 691 Europe Collections and Lots,
      East Europe and Balkan, Oversea:
      Asia, Africa, America, Thematic,
      Collections Worldwide
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    • Friday, April 25th 2014
      15.00      Lots 1 – 200 Liechtenstein, Switzerland: Airmail,
        First day and Special issues,
        Postal Stationary. From 1907:
        Postal Stamps to Campione
      17.00     Lots 201 – 328   Switzerland: Collections from and bevor 1907,
        inc. Frankatures
      Saturday, April 26th 2014
      09.30     Lots 329 – 396 Switzerland: Special areas, Native covers Canton Valais
        to Zurich, Picture Postcards,
        Literature, inc. lots and collections
      10.15    Lots 397 – 490 Switzerland: early Switzerland 1843 to 1907,
        inc. lots and collections
      11.15    Lots 491 – 571 Germany, inc. lots and collections
      Saturday, April 26th 2014
      13.30    Lots 572 – 719 Europe: West, Easteurope and Balkans,
        inc. lots and collections
      15.00    Lots 720 – 844 Oversea: Asia, Africa, America, Topics,
        lots and collections Oversea and worldwide

      Viewing times
      Inspection and auction at our business premises
      at the Merkurstrasse 64 in Zurich

      Thursday - Saturday 10th - 12th April 2014  09.30 - 16.00 
      Monday - Thursday 14th - 17th April 2014 09.30 - 16.00
      Good Friday– Easter Monday 18th - 21st April 2014 CLOSED
      Tuesday - Wednesday 22nd - 23rd April 2014 09.30 - 16.00
      Thursday 24th April 2014 09.00 - 18.00
      Friday 25th April 2014 09.00 - 18.30
      Saturday 26th April 2014 08.30 - 15.00