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Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG
Steinbeisstr. 6 + 8
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

Fon:07142/789-400 International +49 7142/789-400
Fax:07142/789-410 International +49 7142/789-410
About Us:

Christoph Gärtner made his hobby into his profession. He started in 1984 and within two decades Gärtner GmbH developed into a world leading mail order house for postal stationery and became a specialist for thematics and postal history. In April 2005 the idea to build a place where collectors, customers and investors from all over the world could meet, was realized. Since that time both, the Mail Order House and Auction House Gärtner, have been united on 2.700 m² in the easily accessible building owned by Christoph Gärtner. Generous viewing and storage rooms, a private auction hall, enough parking space and an underground car park are available.

June 28-29, 2006

The Auction

The sale features 5.700 lots with a presale estimate approaching 2,5 million euro included 3.200 single lots and 2.500 lots:

  • 1.300 single lots Overseas, especially well represented Hawaii and Japan
  • 560 lots of Europe with many postal history rarities
  • 1.300 single lots of Germany with an extraordinary Berlin offer

Fantastic choice of large lots and collections

  • More than 800 collections of Overseas
  • More than 750 collections of European countries
  • More than 80 estates from min. bid to 30.000,- €
  • More than 500 collections of Germany
  • Collections of a former Arab Minister of Post and communications, Stamps of the whole world from 1970 to 2000 unmounted mint, almost complete. It will be offered by countries including several thousand ministerial presentation books. (Cat. Value more than 1 million Euros).
  • Splitting up a big collection of the whole world from a private Austrian collector (Cat. Value 1,5 million Euros, more than 1 million pounds) hundreds of splendid and interesting large lots and specialised collections as well as the untouched section of the colonies period.
December 6-7, 2006
The sale features over 8.800 lots including the first part of a giant estate of postal stationeries world wide, as well as large sections flight covers, postal history, many lots and collections and much much more.
March 27-29, 2007
The sale features over 7400 single lots as well as 3200 lots ad collections. Highlights includes rarities classic Wuerttemberg as well as large offer covers from Russia.
Sept 11-14, 2007
The sale features over 16000 lots including around 6000 single lots Europe, overseas and thematic philatelie, 4000 single lots Germany, far over 4000 collections, lots and estates as well as a special section "Fournier" including more than 2000 artist stamp designs, proofs etc. mostly unique prints.
February 20-22, 2008
The sale features over 11000 lots with stamp offers from all over the world.
March 27, 2008

Single lots

09.00 am
11.00 am
Special public Auction ASIA14000 - 15651
Mai 28-30, 2008
Large offer of around 11.000 Lots including 4.500 lots and collections. Included is the Changi estate of around 400.000 covers which will be sold in lots.
February 18-21, 2009
Large international offer of around 11.000 Lots including over 4.000 lots and collections. Higlights are specialized Catalogue "India and Indian States" as well as rarities from a speicialized China collection.
May 27-30, 2009
Large international offer of around 13.000 Lots including over 3.000 lots and collections.
September 08-11, 200
Large international offer of over 16.000 Lots including specialized section Stamps and covers from France and french territories
November 17-20, 2009
Large international offer of over 15.000 Lots including specialized section Arctic covers and pre philatelic covers Luxemburg.
February 16-19, 2010
Large international offer of over 15.000 Lots.
June 7-12, 2010
Large international offer of over 25.000 Lots.
September 7th to 10th, 2010
Large international offer with more than 16.000 Lots.
November 22h to 25th, 2010
Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.
March 7-12, 2011
Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.
Included are special sections "Asia" and "international rarities"
March 7, 2011
Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.
June 6-10, 2011
Gaertner Auction presents more then 18.000 lots from around the world. In total seven catalogues of which 5 volumes single lots -Asia, Overseas&Topics, Europe, Germany pre 1945 and Germany post 1945. The 6th volume is for the collections. The 7th volume is a summary of the highlights and rarities of the sale.
8/29 - 2/29 2011
ASIA (2.470 lots) for the special auction day Asia at the 29th of August 2011. 
Volume 1 OVERSEAS + THEMATICS (2.256 + 1.168 lots)
Volume 2 EUROPE (4.131 lots)
Volume 3 GERMANY (4.790 lots) 
Volume 4.1 COLLECTIONS 1 (3.618 lots) Overseas, All World, Europe and Thematics
Volume 4.2 COLLECTIONS 2 (2.150 lots) Germany, Estates and Numismatics 
Special catalogue TURKEY (356 Lose) The Duloz collection of Max Platinga including many items from the legendary collection of Adolf Passer as well as from Tevfik Kuyas and M. Kühut Alanyali
Special catalogue GERMAN STATES (60 lots) Early covers to foreign destinations
RARITIES Vol 4 an efficient guide through the fantastic highlights of our auction. As an exhibitor or very advanced collector you will enjoy this concentration of outstanding gems of International Philately 
November 3-8, 2011
Large international auction sale with special catalogues Asia as well as Zeppelin and Air Mail.
February 6-10, 2012
More than 22,000 lots on offer in 9 catalogues, with special sections devoted to Asia, Airmail, a large Denmark collection,
as well as rarities (Vol. 6), most depicted and complete with descriptions.

Whether remarkable single lots – from a never-used 5 C. Hawaii (1851) to a unique Gandhi Service cover from India from 1948 – or large exhibition collections awarded gold like the outstanding classic collection “Denmark”, large collections Soviet occupation zone, Pakistan, China or the long-lost Dörfler collection “Violetter Merkur” from Austria; there is certainly something here of interest for every collector and philatelist.
May 8-12, 2012
Auction starts with a fantastic section Asia (special volume) of more than 3.200 single lots, followed by the single lots from Overseas, Europe, Germany, while the last two days are reserved for the collections, accumulations, estates and at last coins. A few highlights are: The Large Gold Exhibition collection Denmark (1851-63) offered in 223 single lots, a substantial offer Great Britain Special (including an incomparable FDC of the Black Penny), one of the most important collections Austria with a large number of rarities and unique items offered as one lot, furthermore single lots as an essay for the first Russian issue 1854 or an excellent copy of the rare un-issued 12 kr of Austria (1850).
Whether you are interested in German areas, thematics or coins you will find a wide range of exciting single lots and collections.
September 10-14, 2012
January 21-25, 2013
Juni 3 - 7, 2013
the 25th sale from Christoph Gaetner auction with a  remarkable range of single lots.

Overseas: BRUNEI (148 ), CHINA (786), INDIA (307), IRAK (303), JORDANIA (101), PALESTINE (386), JAPAN, especially classic first  issues (440), MALAYA STATES , BRITSH SOMALILAND, CANADA , USA , etc.

Europe: FRANCE, GREAT BRITAIN (Block of 6 „One Penny Black“), ITALY , LIECHTENSTEIN , RUSSIA (253), POLAND with 120 lots Mi. No. 1 ex Special Collection cancellations.

For Germany we would like to draw your attention to the section SOVIET OCCUPATION ZONE with fantastic handoverprints.

Please take a close look at the following collections:
GERMAN STATES - rarities, Ghetto Litzmannstadt - stamps and covers, Collection Dr. Holthöfer Minister Cards Berlin.

October 14th - 18th, 2013
February 10-14, 2014
A diverse offer of international philately and numismatics with more than about 20,000 lots, among them over 6.000 collections.
Featuring special catalogues:
- Brazil,
- Encased postage stamps & Postage curreny notes Collection Frederic Le Noir
- Ottoman Empire Collection Ibrahim Pasha