Peter Rapp AG
Address:
PETER RAPP AG
Internationale Auktionen
für Briefmarken & Münzen
Toggenburgerstrasse 139
CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland

Tel. 0041 71 923 77 44
Fax 0041 71 923 92 20
 
About Us:

For more than 40 years, Rapp Auctions has ranked top among the international high-performance and strong-selling stamp and coin auction houses. Year after year, demanding collectors and professional dealers appreciate its large offering of top-quality single lots and complete, untouched collections. Rapp's auction sale in May 2013 will again set international standards.

Estimates and starting prices at Rapp auctions

Single lots

All single lots have been estimated at particularly low figures. These estimated values are only intended to serve you as a reference.

Example from the 200 Rapp Auction
Estimate: CHF 3’000.- to 4’000.- Hammer price: CHF 5’200.-

Collections, accumulations and estates

Collections, accumulations and estates are offered at low starting prices. Starting prices are not intended as estimates. Experience shows that the hammer prices for such lots are several times higher than the starting prices.

Example from the 2011 Rapp auction
Starting price: CHF 1’500.- Hammer price: CHF 6’400.-

Order and Shipping:

TERMS OF AUCTION SALE FOR STAMPS

1. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss Francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical bids, the one first received takes  precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5% and a  maximum of 10%.

2. Lots are awarded to the highest bidder by knock-down which creates an obligation to take delivery. A commission of 22% is added to the purchase price. Purchase price and commission are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser.

3. All lots offered are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8% will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus surcharge plus postage plus insurance). The value added tax shall not be applicable to any lots if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident  outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if you submit to us an export certificate in the original that has been legally stamped by the Swiss customs authorities. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pretax.

4. The purchased lot must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to charge interest, currently at the rate of 10% p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose of the lots, particularly to sell  them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the arising loss as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to  submit further bids.

5. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser‘s expense.

6. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time,  they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transfered to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded. Extension of time for payment is granted by Peter Rapp AG upon request, supported by appropriate references. Such special arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the auction and must be in written form.

7. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. As a general rule, valuable stamps bear the mark of competent experts or are accompanied by certificates. In the case of photographed stamps, the photograph is determinative as to margins, perforations, cancellations, etc.

8. Peter Rapp AG‘s liability for the postage stamps sold is as follows:
8.1 In the case of expertized stamps, the purchaser acknowledges the certificates (expertizations) and signatures mentioned in the lot descriptions as binding, particularly with regard to genuineness and quality of the lots as well as the completeness of contents of the expertization certificates. Any further liability on the part of Peter Rapp AG that is based, for example, on other attestations or expert opinions shall be excluded.
8.2 In the case of non-expertized stamps, Peter Rapp AG assumes liability for the authenticity of the stamps sold for a period of one year from the date of the knock-down. This warranty of authenticity applies both to the stamps as well as to their cancellations. However, any liability on the part of Peter Rapp AG for the quality of nonexpertized stamps shall only come into effect when claims are made within the prescribed period according to Sec. 9.
8.3 Peter Rapp AG declines any warranty for collections, mixed lots and accumulations.

9. In the event of a complaint regarding genuineness, according to Sec. 8.2, Par. 1, above, proof of forgery must be presented together with the attestation of an expert recognized by Peter Rapp AG. The original lots which are the subject of the complaint must be submitted in the condition which prevailed at delivery. The addition of signs or signatures of any kind is not permitted and shall be considered to represent an alteration. Complaints as to quality pursuant to Sec. 8.2, above, must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than 18 June 2013. Upon request, this time limit may be extended under special circumstances. Written requests, containing reasons and the lot number involved, are to be presented to Peter Rapp AG no later than 11 June 2013. However, the extension of the time limit for complaints does not have the consequence of extending the time limit for payment. In the event of justified complaints, the lot is accepted back and the purchase price and surcharge are refunded. In such instance, the cost of reexpertization is borne by the consignor. In the event of unjustified complaints, the cost of  reexpertization is borne by the purchaser. All claims are void if the purchaser is in arrears with payment of the purchase price or surcharge.

10. All lots may be inspected at Wil prior to and during the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Upon request, we provide orientation to mail bidders about any expertization certificates by furnishing photocopies and by describing the contents and condition of the lots.

11. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal‘s interests, although without recourse. The principal may submit alternative bids and establish an overall limit for the total of his bids.

12. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed. Peter Rapp AG is authorized to assert all rights of the consignor, derived from his instructions and from the bids, in its own name against the buyer.

13. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

14. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right, when indicated, to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

15. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law.

16. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

Wil, May 2013

TERMS OF AUCTION SALE FOR COINS

1. The auction takes place voluntarily and publicly against immediate cash payment in Swiss Francs. Foreign currencies are accepted at current exchange rates or as credited by a major Swiss bank. The day of receipt or credit applies. Peter Rapp AG has the right to withdraw, regroup or refuse to knock down any lot. In the event of identical bids, the one first received takes  precedence; in the event of misunderstandings, the lot is reoffered. Bidding increments are at a minimum of 5% and a  maximum of 10%.

2. Lots are awarded to the highest bidder by knock-down which creates an obligation to take delivery. A commission of 22% is  added to the purchase price. Purchase price and commission are due immediately. Bidders for third parties are jointly and severally liable with such third parties. Upon the fall of the hammer, the risk transfers to the purchaser.

3. All lots marked with * in this catalogue are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8% will be imposed on  the grand total of the auction invoice in any event (hammer price plus commission plus postage plus insurance plus possible additional services). Lots without * : For auction lots which are not marked with * , the legal VAT of 8% will only be imposed on the commission, postage, insurance and possible additional services.

4. Platinum, silver, copper (and other non-gold) coins as well as all medals, (medallions), orders of merit, antiques, etc. are subject to Swiss value added tax (VAT). The legal VAT of 8% will be levied on the grand total of the auction invoice (hammer price plus commission plus postage plus insurance). If the content of the lot contains several coins and/or medals of different metals, the legal VAT of 8% is to be paid completely. The value added tax is inapplicable if the lots purchased at auction are shipped abroad by Peter Rapp AG. Value added tax will be invoiced to purchasers resident outside Switzerland who personally collect the lots in Wil. However, it can be refunded later on if you submit to us an export certificate in the original that has been legally stamped by the Swiss customs authorities. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pretax.

5. The purchased lot must be paid promptly upon receipt of the invoice, but in no event later than within 7 days after the end of  the auction. Upon exceeding this deadline for payment, the purchaser is immediately considered to be in default and, in the  event of delayed payment by the buyer or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to charge interest, currently at the rate of 10% p.a. In the event of payment delay on the part of the purchaser or refusal to take delivery, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to either sue for performance of the contract as well as for payment of the purchase price and indemnification, or to rescind the sales transaction. In that event, Peter Rapp AG is authorized to otherwise dispose of the lots, particularly to sell  them by private treaty or to reauction them or to have them reauctioned. In any event, the purchaser is liable for the arising loss  as well as for any deficiency in proceeds. He does not have a claim to any excess proceeds and will not be authorized to submit further bids.

6. In principle, the lots are handed over upon full payment of the auction invoice. It is solely in the discretion of Peter Rapp AG  to hand over the lots concurrently with invoice presentation. The lots are privately insured by Peter Rapp AG and forwarded to  the purchaser by mail or by other means; as a rule, as registered or valued matter. Forwarding costs and insurance premiums are at the purchaser‘s expense.

7. Until full payment of the entire invoice is rendered, title to all purchased lots remains with the consignor. Prior to that time, they may neither be resold, pledged nor otherwise transfered to a third party by the purchaser. Offset pleas of any type are precluded. Extension of time for payment is granted by Peter Rapp AG upon request, supported by appropriate references. Such special arrangements must be agreed upon prior to the auction and must be in written form.

8. The lots on auction have been described conscientiously and with greatest care. The genuineness of the coins is  guaranteed. Justified complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than 11 June 2013.

9. Buyers attending the auction basically buy «as is». Clients who submit their bids in written form have the possibility to  inform themselves about the condition of the lots by personally attending the inspection days or by sending a representative. A complaint concerning the disagreement about the grade/degree of condition of a lot is not accepted. Lots with more than one example are excluded of any kind of complaint.

10. All lots may be inspected at Wil prior to and during the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Upon request,  we provide orientation to mail bidders about any expertization certificates by furnishing photocopies and by describing the  contents and condition of the lots.

11. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the principal‘s interests, although without recourse.  The principal may submit alternative bids and establish an overall limit for the total of his bids.

12. The names of consignors and buyers are, as a matter of principle, not revealed. Peter Rapp AG is authorized to assert all rights of the consignor, derived from his instructions and from the bids, in its own name against the buyer.

13. Claims against Peter Rapp AG, arising out of delay, impossibility of performance, responsibility in the event of breach of  contract, or tortious acts, are excluded, unless the loss is sustained by premeditated or grossly negligent conduct.

14. Place of performance and exclusive court venue: CH-9500 Wil. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right, when indicated, to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

15. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law.

16. With the submission of bids or purchase requests, the above Terms of Auction Sale are accepted to their full extent. They also apply analogously to all business transactions involving auction material conducted outside the auction. For the purpose of construction of these Terms of Auction Sale, the original German text applies.

Wil, May 2013
We accept the following pay options:

Nachnahme, US-$ Schecks, Überweisung

 
Auction Results at Philasearch:
June 1-4, 2010
The Rapp Auction House in Wil, Switzerland will set a new milestone in international auction history from June 1 to 4, 2010. Stamps and coins worth about 15 million Swiss Francs will be on sale. Selected single lots and comprehensive collections of the Swiss, European and Overseas areas will be contained in the offer.
November 22nd, 2011
General
For more than 40 years, Rapp Auctions has ranked top among the international high-performance and strong-selling stamp and coin auction houses. Year after year, demanding collectors and professional dealers appreciate its large offering of top-quality single lots and complete, untouched collections. Rapp's November 2011 auction sale will again set international standards.

Coins, Medals & Banknotes
For about 5 years, the company has intensified its activities on the coin market, which has turned out to be a wise decision. The motto of this year's auction sale is "Golden Times", as it is undeniable now: Rapp Auctions will offer by far the largest, most substantial and valuable numismatic range in the company’s history. The contingent of gold coins (more than 2000) is extraordinary. Overall, the coin offer is expected to sell for several million Swiss francs. For the first time, a separate coin catalogue has been produced and published, presenting many important rarities from antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times. In addition to fine and valuable single items, the range will focus on dozens of very substantial and valuable coin collections and accumulations.

Top-quality single lots
A concentrated, unusually valuable offering of extremely rare philatelic single items that scarcely needs an introduction or recommendation awaits you. As an example of the quality on offer, we need only mention the classic and modern Swiss rarities featuring one of the most beautiful of the known “Dübli” letters, the breast-shield issues in unusually large, rare multiples and superb multicoloured franking. Every single item is of veritably legendary quality, richness and rarity.

Outstanding offering of collections and holdings
Our offering of large, exceptionally valuable collections that have often been assembled over long periods of time is truly impressive and very unusual in this magnitude throughout the entire sector. Connoisseurs will find exquisite special collections that leave little to be desired as well as very valuable investment holdings, and national and regional collections abounding in rarities. As an example, one of the most significant collections in existence of Russian Zemstvo rural stamps and hundreds of other unusually valuable and extensive Swiss, European and overseas collections.
November 22-24, 2011
General
For more than 40 years, Rapp Auctions has ranked top among the international high-performance and strong-selling stamp and coin auction houses. Year after year, demanding collectors and professional dealers appreciate its large offering of top-quality single lots and complete, untouched collections. Rapp's November 2011 auction sale will again set international standards.

Coins, Medals & Banknotes
For about 5 years, the company has intensified its activities on the coin market, which has turned out to be a wise decision. The motto of this year's auction sale is "Golden Times", as it is undeniable now: Rapp Auctions will offer by far the largest, most substantial and valuable numismatic range in the company’s history. The contingent of gold coins (more than 2000) is extraordinary. Overall, the coin offer is expected to sell for several million Swiss francs. For the first time, a separate coin catalogue has been produced and published, presenting many important rarities from antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times. In addition to fine and valuable single items, the range will focus on dozens of very substantial and valuable coin collections and accumulations.

Top-quality single lots
A concentrated, unusually valuable offering of extremely rare philatelic single items that scarcely needs an introduction or recommendation awaits you. As an example of the quality on offer, we need only mention the classic and modern Swiss rarities featuring one of the most beautiful of the known “Dübli” letters, the breast-shield issues in unusually large, rare multiples and superb multicoloured franking. Every single item is of veritably legendary quality, richness and rarity.

Outstanding offering of collections and holdings
Our offering of large, exceptionally valuable collections that have often been assembled over long periods of time is truly impressive and very unusual in this magnitude throughout the entire sector. Connoisseurs will find exquisite special collections that leave little to be desired as well as very valuable investment holdings, and national and regional collections abounding in rarities. As an example, one of the most significant collections in existence of Russian Zemstvo rural stamps and hundreds of other unusually valuable and extensive Swiss, European and overseas collections.
May 27, 2013

Rapp Auction 2013 – Coins and Medals

Switzerland – Europe– Whole World

Monday, 27th May 2013, starting from 18.45

Once again, we are able to present another special catalogue for our substantial and valuable coin and medal offer including numerous gold coins from all areas and eras as well as rare silver coinages.

Following some spectacular auction sales in the past years, we are once again presenting you a strong offer of highest quality, leaving no desires unfulfilled in terms of quality!

You may look forward to another exceptional auction!

May 28-29, 2013

Rapp Auction 2013 – Selcted Single Items, Collections and Holdings

Switzerland – Europe – Whole Wolrd

Tuesday, 28th May and Wednesday, 29th May 2013

Selected single items, which fulfil highest quality expectations, as well as comprehensive collections, holdings and estate for several million Swiss francs.

 

German Collecting Areas, Special Collection “Berlin Tempelhof”, Special Collection “Reutlingen, Literature “Siam Library”, Zeppelin Mail, Motives and much more! The Rapp auction programme will impress you!

 

You may look forward to another exceptional auction!


 

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www.rapp-auktionen.ch
E-Mail Address:
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