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Hanseatische Briefmarkenauktionen
Address:
HBA Gebrüder Ehrengut
Wendenstrasse 4
20097 Hamburg

Tel.: 040 / 23 34 35
Fax: 040 / 23 04 45
 
About Us:

For more than 30 years, Ehrengut brothers Hubert and Thomas have been running the HBA Hanseatische Briefmarkenauktionen auction house with two floor auctions on international scale in the cosmopolitan city of Hamburg, Germany. In this period HBA evolved into the leading auction house for stamps in North Germany. Our extensive service range that comprises viewing, estimates, on-location take-over of goods, professional processing by our philatelists and numismatic specialists in order to display each lot in a full-color high quality catalogue next to a detailed description is our top priority. Our untouched private estates that bear great potential for every collector are among our most required goods. Each auction has a solid base of excellent high quality single lots.

Order and Shipping:

Dated: January 2007

General Conditions of Public Sale

Placement of bids implies acceptance of the following conditions:

1. The auction will take place voluntarily and publicly against highest bid and immediate payment on the basis of the valid German Rules for Public Sales. The auction is held in name and for the account of the auctioneer. The auctioneer reserves the right to withdraw, recombine or divide lots. In controversial cases, a lot may be reoffered.

The minimum bidding increments are:
 
upto EUR 50,- = EUR 2.-
upto EUR 200,- = EUR 5.-
upto EUR 500,- = EUR 10.-
upto EUR 1.000,- = EUR 20.-
upto EUR 2.000,- = EUR 50.-
upto EUR 5.000,- = EUR 100.-
upto EUR 10.000,- = EUR 200.-
upto EUR 20.000,- = EUR 500.-
upto EUR 50.000,- = EUR 1.000.-
upto EUR 100.000,- = EUR 2.000.-

beyond EUR 100,000.– about 5%.

2. Written bids received before the auction will be handled in strict conformity with the client's interests: They will be ex-ecuted one increment above the second highest bid, even if the bid is higher than that. With unlimited bids (e.g. "at best", "at any price") the auctioneer will bid up to ten times the starting price. The bidder is bound by his bid until four weeks after the auction date.

The auctioneer reserves the right to exclude persons from the auction without giving any reason. Also, the auctioneer ist not obliged to consider bids which do not reach the start price.

3. The auctioneer receives from the buyer a commission of 20% of the hammer price for each lot purchased, additional the cost of postage and handling in the case of dispatch (at prime cost), an insurance fee of 1.25‰ of the invoice amount. Also, Value Added Tax (currently 7%) on the hammer price, commission and costs will be invoiced separately. This does not apply to foreign customers when the goods are dispatched by HBA to foreign countries (exception: customers living in the European Community).

4. Bidders are obliged to take over the lots knocked down to them. Anyone bidding on account of a third party will be liable as a debtor on his own account in addition to that third party. Delivery of the lots purchased is at the buyer's cost and risk. Mail bidders are invoiced in advance. Until the complete payment of the auction invoice has been made, the stamps remain the property of the auctioneer. The buyer has no right to request delivery of any lots until payment has been made in full.

If payment is delayed, the buyer's rights regarding the sale will cease 14 days after receipt of the invoice. If the buyer fails to pay promptly, the auctioneer is entitled to charge a one-time additional fee of 2% of the invoice amount for the delay in addition to interest on arrears. Instead of asser-ting his claims by legal action, the auctioneer is also entitled to sell a lot privately without further formalities or previous notice or to put it up for auction again. The defaulting buyer will be held responsible for any deficit in such subsequent sale but has no claim on a possible profit. Unless payment has been made in full, he is not admitted to any further bids.

5. Collections, accumulations etc. cannot be the subject of any claim. Claims relating to single lots must be made within 14 days of receipt. Such lots may not be altered in any way. This applies, in particular, to the sealing of the plastic foils containing the stamps. Only stamps which are clearly established as forgeries may be marked as such by members of the Bund Philatelistischer Prüfer (BPP; Association of Philatelic Experts). In the case of complaint, the auctioneer is entitled to require the buyer to obtain a written expertise substan-tiating the claim from a recognized expert of the BPP or the A.I.E.P. The buyer must inform the auctioneer in advance of his intend to have the lots expertized. This does not exempt the buyer from his obligation for immediate payment. In the case of a justified complaint, possible fees for expertization and related expenses will be refunded.

As a matter of principle, floor bidders purchase lots "as in-spected". They may only complain about hidden defects. The same applies to purchases made by bidders' representatives or auction agents. Stamps that have been inspected beforehand are bought, not "as described", but "as inspected".

Descriptions such as "superb", "superb in every respect" etc. are subjective assessments made by the auctioneer. They are not to be taken as statements of fact and cannot serve as reasons for complaint. The term "superb", for instance, is used to describe faultless average quality to which Michel catalog prices apply. Stamps described as "very fine" or "fine" may show small faults. If the value of an item is deter-mined by its cancellation, faults unrelated to that cancella-tion cannot serve as legitimate reasons for complaint.

6. Any kind of claim against the auctioneer or the vendor are barred by the statute of limitations after 3 months from the first day of the calendar month following the month the auction was held.

7. As far as legally permitted, the place of jurisdiction for all parties involved as well as the place of performance is Hamburg.

8. These conditions of public sale shall apply analogously to the sale of lots with fixed prices and of unsold auction lots.

We accept the following pay options:

Euro-Schecks, US-$ Schecks, Überweisung

 
Auction Results at Philasearch:
Okt 29 - Nov 1, 2008
We present about 3.000 selected lots. Specially mentioned should be the "Kampen-Sammlung" with "Altdeutschen Staaten", "DAP" and "Kolonien" .They are a great rarity and have been collected by a HBA-client for many years. We also offer the "Rottenburg-Sammlung" with collections of Germany, Europe and overseas, the "Walddörfer-Lager" with a huge amount of stamps and blocks of easteurope especially Russia/Sovietunion since 1897, a voluminous gold- and silver coin collection and many other exceptional rarities.
October 28-31, 2009
Over 4200 lots from Germany and all over the world. Includes is the sale of large dealer stocks as well as many lots and collections. Als well worth to mention is the large selection of coins.
April 21-24, 2010
Mit mehr als 3.000 Losen bietet die 55. Internationale Briefmarken- und Münzauktion der HBA vom 21. bis 24. April 2010 in Hamburg erneut ein vielfältiges und hochwertiges Angebot für Numismatiker und Philatelisten. Unter anderem kommen über 290 ausgesuchte Briefmarken-Nachlässe, 690 erstklassige Länder- und Spezialsammlungen sowie mehr als 300 Münzen-Einzellose und diverse Münzsammlungen aus aller Welt zur Versteigerung. Die Qualität der bei HBA angebotenen Ware ist wie immer überdurchschnittlich gut: Einzellose sind in der Regel geprüft, hochwertige Stücke sind mit Fotoattesten ausgestattet. Dies bietet Sicherheit und Garantie für die Echtheit und damit die Werthaltigkeit. Ein Grund mehr sich das umfangreiche Angebot der 55. HBA - Frühjahrsauktion einmal genauer anzusehen!
November 3-6, 2010
Mit mehr als 3.000 Losen bietet die 56. Internationale Briefmarken- und Münzauktion der HBA vom 03. bis 06. November 2010 in Hamburg erneut ein vielfältiges und hochwertiges Angebot für Numismatiker und Philatelisten. Unter anderem kommen über 290 ausgesuchte Briefmarken-Nachlässe, 690 erstklassige Länder- und Spezialsammlungen sowie mehr als 300 Münzen-Einzellose und diverse Münzsammlungen aus aller Welt zur Versteigerung. Die Qualität der bei HBA angebotenen Ware ist wie immer überdurchschnittlich gut: Einzellose sind in der Regel geprüft, hochwertige Stücke sind mit Fotoattesten ausgestattet. Dies bietet Sicherheit und Garantie für die Echtheit und damit die Werthaltigkeit. Ein Grund mehr sich das umfangreiche Angebot der 55. HBA - Frühjahrsauktion einmal genauer anzusehen!
April 27-30, 2011
HBA is offering a high valued selection of over 3800 lots coins and stamps.

Included are 400 selected estates, 600 specialized and country collections as well as over 1100 lots 
coins and various coin collections.
October 26-29, 2011
With over 3.700 lots the 58th International Stamp and Coin auction from HBA offers again manifold and high class lots for Numismatics and Philatelists.

Among other things there are over 400 selected stamp abtements, ober 750 first class Country- and Speciality Collections as well as over 700 coin lots  and miscellaneous coin collections from all over the world.

The qualtity of the offered material is as allways above average: Single lots are normally certified, lots of higher value have a photo certificate. This means safety and a guarantee of authenticity.
 
April 25-28, 2012
With more than 3,500 lots the 59th International stamp and coin auction the HBA - Hanseatic stamp auctions oHG of 25 to 28 April 2012 in Hamburg provides again a varied and valuable offer for numismatists and philatelists.


Over 300 selected stamp reductions, 700 first-class country and special collections of coins and coin collections and a variety of single lots up for auction from around the world.
October 31 - November 3, 2012
Mit mehr als 3.500 Losen bietet die 60. Internationale Briefmarken- und Münzauktion der HBA - Hanseatische Briefmarkenauktionen oHG vom 31. Oktober bis 3. November 2012 in Hamburg erneut ein vielfältiges und hochwertiges Angebot für Numismatiker und Philatelisten.

Unter anderem kommen über 400 ausgesuchte Briefmarken-Nachlässe, über 700 erstklassige Länder- und Spezialsammlungen sowie Münzen-Einzellose und diverse Münzsammlungen aus aller Welt zur Versteigerung.
April 24 - 27, 2013
The 61st International stamp and coin auction of the HBA - Hanseatische Briefmarkenauktionen oHG on April 24 to 27, 2013 in Hamburg with nearly 3,000 lots has once again a wide variety of quality products for numismatists and philatelists.

Including over 350 selected stamps from estates, more than 700 first-class country and special collections as well as single lot coins and various coin collections from around the world up for auction.
October 30th - November 2nd, 2013
Our anniversary auction "30 Years of HBA" (62nd International Stamp and Coin Auction) of the Hanseatic Stamp Auctions oHG on 30 October to 2 November 2013 in Hamburg,offers a diverse and quality range for philatelists and numismatists with over 4,300 lots.

Included among other things are over 390 selected stamps from estates, over 800 first-class Country and special collections as well as coin single lots and various coin collections from around the world.
April 23rd - 26th, 2014
International auction sale with large section coins, stamps with many rarities plus many lots and collections as well as whole estates.
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