PETER RAPP AG
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Toggenburgerstrasse 139
CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland

Tel. 0041 71 923 77 44
Fax 0041 71 923 92 20

E-Mail: online@rapp-auktionen.ch

Web: http://www.rapp-auktionen.ch

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 November 2014 will again set international standards. 

Estimates and starting prices at Rapp Auctions

Single items of the stamp catalogue

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

Example from the 2013 Rapp Auction
Estimate: CHF 3’000.- to 4’000.- Hammer price: CHF 5’200.-

Collections, accumulations and estates of the stamp catalogue

Stamp 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 the starting prices.

Example from the 2013 Rapp auction
Starting price: CHF 1’000.- Hammer price: CHF 5’000.-


Single items and collections of the coin catalogue

All lots, single items and collections, have low starting prices. These starting prices are not intended as estimates. Experience shows that the hammer prices for the lots are several times the starting prices.

Example from the 2013 Rapp auction
Starting price: CHF 1’000.- Hammer price: CHF 5’000.-

Payment options:

  • bill
  • Bank transfer
  • VISA-Card
  • Master/Euro-Card
  • Cash on delivery

Peter Rapp AG

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 at the time of sale 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 plus possible additional services). 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 an export certificate in the original that has been legally stamped by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax.

4. The purchased lots 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 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 resulting damage 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. However, the description and pictures do not represent guaranteed features. 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. Errors, that derive from the pictures such as cut, perforation, cancellation or centering are not objectionable.

8. Peter Rapp AG‘s liability for the postage stamps sold is as follows:
8.1 In the case of expertized single lots, 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 single lots, Peter Rapp AG assumes liability for the authenticity of the stamps sold for a period of one year from the date of sale. 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 non-expertized 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 (if they include more than three stamps). The descriptions and pictures of stamps or covers of comprehensive lots or collections do not represent guaranteed features. The descriptions and pictures are no guarantee regarding the quality, quantity and genuineness of the lots and no guarantee for the nature of the individual lots.

9. In the event of a complaint regarding genuineness, according to Sec. 8.2, 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, in particular signs or cancellations like «false, adulterated or false cancellation», is not permitted and shall be considered an alteration. Complaints as to quality pursuant to Sec. 8.2, above, must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than three weeks after the auction. 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 in 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 the condition of the lots. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not represent guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or  genuineness of the lots.

11. Written bids are executed by Peter Rapp AG in strict conformity with the buyer's interests, although without recourse. The buyer 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, Switzerland. However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the viewing or 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.

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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 at the time of sale 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). 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 an export certificate in the original that has been legally stamped by the Swiss customs authorities is submitted to us. Domestic traders can deduct the VAT amount paid to Peter Rapp AG in their own VAT account as pre-tax.

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 authorised 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 authorised to otherwise dispose
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 authorised 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 descriptions and pictures are no guarantee regarding the quality, quantity and genuineness of the lots and no guarantee for the nature of the individual lots. Justified complaints must be received by Peter Rapp AG no later than three weeks after the auction.

9. Buyers attending the auction basically buy «as seen». 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 sample are excluded from any kind of complaint.

10. All lots may be inspected in Wil prior to and during the auction within the hours indicated in the catalogue. Descriptions in the eCatalogue as well as copies of possible pictures and certificates for the attention of mail bidders, do not illustrate guaranteed features and are no guarantee for quality, quantity or genuineness of the lots.

11. Complaints regarding the grading or disagreement regarding the condition of the purchased auction lots are not accepted since there is the possibility to inspect all lots prior to and during the auction.

12. In case the buyer intends to deliver goods acquired from us to a grading service, we do not guarantee that the coins will be accepted or classified by such services in accordance with our valuation.

13. 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.

14. Peter Rapp AG will be pleased to support any purchaser with the shipment of the auction lots. However, Peter Rapp AG will not carry out shipment orders to countries with special agreements or sanctions on the import of auction goods. The purchaser is committed to observe the foreign custom and currency regulations etc. Peter Rapp AG strictly refuses any  responsibility occurred by the contravention of these regulations.

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

16. 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.
17. Place of performance and exclusive court venue:
CH-9500 Wil, Switzerland.
However, Peter Rapp AG reserves the right to sue the debtor at his legal residence. Additionally, it may summarily exclude persons from the auction.

18. The auction is exclusively subject to Swiss law.

19. 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.

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      Tuesday, 25th November 2014
      Coins – Medals – Banknotes

      Selected Single Lots, Holdings and Lots
      Collection Rheingold, Gold Coins from the German Empire
      14.00                    Lots 1 to 387

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      Wednesday, 26th November 2014
      Switzerland from 1907
      Selected Single Lots
      9.45                     Lots 401 to 619

      Classic Switzerland
      Selected Single Lots
      13.15                    Lots 620 to 1302

      Switzerland, Holdings and Collections, Part 1
      approx. 20.00      Lots 1303 to 1435
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      Thursday, 27th November 2014

      Europe and Whole World
      Selected Single Lots
      With Focus on Soviet Union, Germany and Austria
      9.30                        Lots 1601 to 1953

      Switzerland, Holdings and Collections, Part 2
      14.00                      Lots 1436 to 1564

      Europe and Whole World
      Traditional Special Session with Country and Specialised Collections
      approx. 16.00        Lots 1954 to 2322

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      Auction programme 27th to 29th May 2013

      Monday, 27th May 2013

      18.45 Lots 1 to 161
      Coins and Medals – Switzerland, Europe and Whole World

      Tuesday, 28th May 2013

      9.45 Lots 201 to 451
      Selected Single Items – Classic Switzerland
      13.15 Lots 452 to 794 and Lots 1001 to 1058
      Selected Single Items – Classic Switzerland (Continuation), Switzerland from 1862
      17.30 Lots 1059 to 1197Collections and Holdings (Part 1) - Switzerland

      Wednesday, 29th May 2013

      9.30 Lots 1198 to 1359
      Collections and Holdings (Part 2) – Classic Switzerland to Modern Times with Special Collections:
      B. Geiser, Pauline, Rheinburg
      11.15 Lots 1360 to 1466
      Selected Single Items – Germany, Europe and Overseas
      ca. 13.15 Lots 801 to 1000
      The „Elbe“ Collection from Harald Sommer
      15.30 Uhr Lots 1467 to 1898
      Collections and Holdings – German Collecting Areas, Special Collection “Berlin Tempelhof”, Special Collection “Reutlingen, Literature “Siam Library”, Zeppelin Mail, Motives, Europe and Whole World

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      MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2011

      09.00 to 18.30
      Viewing of all auction lots
       

      TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2011

      Coins, Medals and Banknotes: Switzerland – Europe – Whole World

      from 14.30
      Lots 1 to 254
       

      WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2011

      Selected Single Items: Switzerland – Europe – Whole World

      from 10.00 
      Lots 301 to 541

      Classic Switzerland

      Cantonal Stamps
      Transitional Period Stamps
      Federal Stamps
      «Strubeli» Stamps
      Sitting Helvetia to UPU 1900

      from 13.30 
      Lots 542 to 784

      Switzerland from 1907

      Definitive Issues
      Têtê-bêche and Gutter Pairs
      Airmail, Pro Juventute, Pro Patria
      Souvenir Sheets, Official and Postage Due Stamps
      Hotel Post Offices, Swiss National Day Cards,
      Literature, Campione

      from 16.00
      Lots 785 to 1907
      Single Items Europe
      (alphabetical)
      Single Items Whole World (alphabetical)
       

      THURSDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2011

      Collection and Holdings: Switzerland – Europe – Whole World

      from 09.30
      Lots 1201 to 1441
      Switzerland Lots and Collections

      Têtê-bêche and Gutter Pairs
      Airmail
      Pro Juventute and Pro Patria
      Souvenir Sheets
      Official Stamps and Geneva Offices
      Postage Stamps for Swiss Soldiers' Mail
      Various Areas

      from 13.15
      Lots 1442 to 1499
      Switzerland Lots and Collections

      Pre-philatelic and Stampless Covers
      Classic Switzerland
      Strubeli
      Sitting Helvetia Issues
      Standing Helvetia Issues
      Cypher Issues and UPU 1900

      from 14.00
      Lots 1500 to 1736
      Europe, Collections by Countries

      Europe, Lots and Collections
      Topical Collections
      Airmail
      Zeppelin Mail
      Picture Postcards

      from 17.15
      Lots 1737 to 1864

      Europe, Collections by Countries
      Lots and Collections Whole World
      Great Britain and British Commonwealth
      Lots and Collections Whole World
      Salzburgerland Collection

      from 18.45
      Lots 1865 to 1974

      Specialized Objects / Collections
      Favorites
      Baden
      Schwechat
      Filisur
      Meerbusch
      Alster

      from 19.30
      Lots 1975 to 2074

      Germany Collections
      Forest of Odes Collection
      FRG and Berlin, Special Collections
      Germany, Lots and Collections
      German States
      German Reich
      German Colonies
      Plebiscite Areas
      Post-War Germany

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      MONDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2011

      09.00 to 18.30
      Viewing of all auction lots
       

      TUESDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2011

      Coins, Medals and Banknotes: Switzerland – Europe – Whole World

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      Preview Dates
      From Tuesday 25 May to Saturday 29 May 2010, from 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:30 each day. Rapp Auctions will be closed on Monday 24 May 2010 due to a public holiday in Switzerland.


      General Viewing Dates

      Sunday 30 May 2010 13.30 to 17.30
      Monday 31 May 2010 09:00 to 18:00, without any breaks
      Tuesday 1 June 2010 09:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00
      Wednesday 2 June 2010 09:00 to 18:00, without any breaks
      Thursday 3 June 2010 09:00 to 18:00, without any breaks
      Friday 4 June 2010 08:00 to 13:00, without any breaks

      Please note: On 1 June 2010, the viewing rooms will be closed from 13:00 to 14:00 on account of the opening ceremony in the auction room.
      All viewing rooms will close at 13:00 on Friday 4 June 2010.


      Delivery of the Lots
      Saturday, 5 June 2010 8.30 a.m. till noon and from 1.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Our auction café will be open from 25 May to 5 June, from 08:30 to 18:00 on each day (except on Sunday 30 May, when it will open at 13:00).



      AUKTIONSPROGRAMM

      01. - 04. JUNI 2010



      DIENSTAG, 1. JUNI 2010

      13.30 Uhr Feierliche Auktionseröffnung im neu gestalteten Auktionssaal
      «40 Jahre Rapp-Auktionen»
      14.00 Uhr Spezialkatalog Ticino
      Lose 1 bis 400
      Versteigerung der Sammlung «Ticino»
      Dieser Sonderkatalog ist ausschliesslich der grossartigen Ticino-Sammlung gewidmet, einer der bedeutendsten Altschweiz-Kollektionen in der Geschichte der Philatelie.
      Altschweiz 1843 - 1854

      ca. 18.00 Uhr Festabend im Pavillon


      MITTWOCH, 2. JUNI 2010

      13.45 Uhr Hauptkatalog Schweiz – Europa – Übersee
      Lose 501 bis 1070
      Einzellose Schweiz

      DONNERSTAG, 3. JUNI 2010

      09.45 Uhr Hauptkatalog Schweiz – Europa – Übersee
      Lose 1071 bis 1358
      Sammlungen und Partien Schweiz
      14.15 Uhr Hauptkatalog Schweiz – Europa – Übersee
      Lose 1370 bis 1476
      Einzellose Europa und Übersee
      15.45 Uhr Spezialkatalog Kaiser Franz Joseph
      Lose 1501 bis 1700
      Versteigerung der Sammlung «Kaiser Franz Joseph»
      Altösterreich 1850 - 1867
      17.30 Uhr Hauptkatalog Schweiz – Europa – Übersee
      Lose 1801 bis 1845
      Münzen und Medaillen

      FREITAG, 4. JUNI 2010

      Traditionelle Sondersitzung mit Ländersammlungen

      10.30 Uhr Hauptkatalog Schweiz – Europa – Übersee
      Lose 2001 bis 2578
      Sammlungen Europa und Übersee
      Motivsammlungen
      Astrophilatelie


      (Mittagspause: ca. 12.30 bis 13.30 Uhr)
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