• Address
    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
    E-Mail: info@auktionen-gaertner.de
    Web: http://www.auktionen-gaertner.de
  • About Gärtner Christoph Auktionshaus

    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.

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Auktionhaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co KG
Steinbeisstraße 6+8
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Telefon: +49 – (0) 7142 -789 400
Fax: +49 – (0) 7142 -789 410
Email: info @auktionen-gaertner.de
Internet: www. auktionen-gaertner.de
Sitz: 71732 Tamm
Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Stuttgart HRA 301183
USt-IdNr: DE 244 077 995
Persönlich haftende Gesellschafterin:
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner Verwaltungs-GmbH
Sitz:  71732 Tamm
Handelsregister: Amtsgericht Stuttgart HRB 302375
Geschäftsführer: Christoph Gärtner
Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäß §6 MDStV: Christoph Gärtner, Stephan Jürgens
Terms and Conditions

Gärtner Christoph Auktionshaus


By the submission of bids, the following Auction Conditions of the Auctioneer are recognised and accepted:
  1. The auction is voluntary and held in public in the name of the auctioneer on his own behalf for his own account against immediate payment in Euro. Foreign currency and cheques are accepted at the daily exchange rate of the German Federal Reserve. Trading and exchange are not allowed in the auction rooms.

2. Bidding increments are published in the actual Auction Manual and are from 5 to 10% of the starting price or the actual submitted bid price respectively. The lot is sold to the highest bidder after threefold call. The Auctioneer reserves the right to bar persons from the auction at his sole discretion, to refuse knocking a lot down or to withdraw, pool, recombine or divide lots, to call lots once more in case of equivocality or misunderstandings or to knock a lot down subject to consignor’s approval. Bids below the starting price with a knockdown subject to consignor’s approval are binding for the bidder for a period of four weeks but are non-binding for the auctioneer. In case of even bids the chronological order of their receipt is applicable; in case of simultaneous receipt of even bids the auctioneer decides by drawing lots.

3. Bids transmitted to the auctioneer (in written form) will be treated with confidence and will only be used to top the other previous bid. However the auctioneer cannot take responsibility for this procedure. Lots without a particular starting price require a minimum bid of 20,- Euro and will be knocked down to the highest bid.

4. Telephone bidders must offer at least the starting price and submit a written confirmation thereafter. In the event of unavailability of the bidder on the phone the minimum bidding price is valid. The auctioneer is not responsible for the setting up and/or  persistence of the telephone connection.

5. The auctioneer receives a premium of 23.8% of the hammer price from the buyer plus 2.00 Euro per purchased lot. For all lots which are marked with R behind the lot number Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the hammer price and to the buyers premium. Lots without marking are sold under the margin system (§25a UStG); there will be no turnover tax statement. Lots marked with + are sold under the margin system as well but additional expenses for importing the items in the amount of 7% of the hammer price are charged (= Import Expenses, which are part of the total sales price ). If shipment is requested by the buyer or becomes necessary, costs for postage, packing and insurance plus VAT will be charged separately. For purchases from abroad, which will be exported to a third country (non-EU), VAT will not be invoiced after receiving an evidence of exportation. Duty and/or other charges related to importing the purchases into the country of destination are on buyer‘s account.

6. The purchase contract between the auctioneer and the buyer is closed on the knockdown of the lot. Based on this contract the buyer is obliged to accept and pay for the goods at the point of sale. In case of bidding for a third party, the bidder is liable as a principal as well as the third party. At the moment of knockdown all risks concerning loss or damage of a purchased lot is the responsibility of the buyer. The ownership of the auctioned goods will only be transferred to the buyer when full payment has been effected. Bidders making written bids will in general receive a prepayment invoice, which is due for immediate payment. Only if the invoice has fully been paid, the buyer has the right to claim ownership of the purchased lots.

7. If it is agreed, that the auctioneer will ship the purchased lots, and they are not or not completely received within ten weeks after the end of the auction (in case of prepayment: after the payment of the goods) latest, the buyer has to inform the auctioneer in writing about this incident for purposes of investigation.

8. Outstanding debits, which have not been paid 14 days latest after the auction and/or receipt of the invoice, will be subject to a default charge of 2%. Furthermore 1% interest per month will be charged unless the buyer can provide evidence that only a lower or no damage has been caused. Furthermore it is in the auctioneer’s sole discretion whether he insists on performance or on compensation due to non-fulfillment after a set period. Compensation will be calculated after the lots have been sold directly or
on another auction to a third party. In this case the defaulter has to compensate the loss of the auctioneer resulting from a lower sales price and additional costs. The defaulter is not entitled to additional proceeds earned by the auctioneer when selling the lots to a third party.

9. The objects for auction may be viewed and inspected prior to the auction. They will be auctioned in the condition as they are at the time of auction. The catalogue descriptions were made in all conscience and do not warrant any characteristics. The buyer cannot hold the auctioneer liable for any faults provided that the auctioneer has not infringed his duty to take care. Collections, batches etc. are excluded from any complaint, apart from that the auctioneer is obliged to hold the consignor liable for any complaint, which is made by the buyer within a period of 4 weeks after the auction, within a limitation period of one year. Complaints concerning a lot must be sent to the auctioneer together with the original auction lot card. The lot must be presented in its unchanged condition. This applies to the removal of hinges, submersion in water as well as chemical treatment. Only the application of sign information by a member of an acknowledged auditor association will not be regarded as tampering. In the event of complaints the auctioneer can demand a written expertise of an acknowledged auditor. If the buyer intends to get an expertise, he will inform the auctioneer about it prior to the auction. The period for complaint will be prolonged respectively. However, this does not inflict the right of the auctioneer to be timely paid. Any appraisal fees will be charged to the buyer, if the  result matches the lot description or if he acquires the lot in spite of dissent opinion. Any faults, which are obvious at the time of photography, are excluded from the right of complaint. If faults of a lot are described in the auction catalogue, this lot will not be rejected and returned by the buyer because of further smaller faults. In the event of a successful claiming of the consignor the auctioneer refunds the paid purchase price and buyer’s premium; the buyer is not entitled to further claims. The auctioneer has the right to refer the buyer with all of his complaints to the consignor. By bidding on lots, which were already signed or certified by acknowledged auditors, the buyer accepts these approval marks or certificates as decisive. If bids are placed with reservation of an appraisal of another auditor, the bidder will inform the auctioneer about this reservation when placing his bid. Descriptions such as „Pracht“, „Kabinett“, „Luxus“ etc. are a subjective opinion of the auctioneer and under no circumstance a statement in regard to warranted characteristics. Lots which bear the description „feinst“ or „fein“ may possibly have small faults. Objects having a value which is defined by their postmark are excluded from complaint of any other defects.

10. Only single lots can be shipped for viewing. They must be returned to the auctioneer within 24 hours, in doing so our mode of dispatch must be utilized. Any risks and costs are for the account of the requesting party. If these lots are not present in the auction house on the day of the auction, they will be knocked down in favour of the requesting party one increment above the highest bidding price but at least for the starting price.

11. Place of fulfilment is Bietigheim-Bissingen. This will also apply, if by way of exception we hand the goods over at another location or if we send the goods from another location. Place of jurisdiction for the full trading is Ludwigsburg. Only German law shall apply. If purchase contracts are closed by auction in a country outside Germany, for consumers German law shall only apply, as far as hereby the granted protection of the law of the state, in which the consumer has his main residence, is not withdrawn (favourability principle).

12. Should one or more of the conditions above or a part of them become invalid, the validity of the other conditions will remain unchanged. The invalid conditions shall be replaced by valid conditions, which conform to their economic purpose.

13. The conditions above shall also apply to after sale and private treaty.
(This translation of the „Allgemeine Versteigerungsbedingungen“ is provided for information only; the German text is to be taken as authoritative)
Privacy agreement

Gärtner Christoph Auktionshaus

16th Christoph Gärtner Auction
November 22h to 25th, 2010

Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.

Short Terms and Conditions

The Auctioneer receives a premium of 19% of the knockdown price from the buyer plus 2,- € per lot. In the event that the goods are despatched by post/courier, the postage and insurance amounts will be charged additionally. Value Added Tax will be added to the knockdown price as well as to the miscellaneous costs. For purchases from abroad which we dispatch to non-EU countries, the Value Added Tax will not be invoiced. This also applies to companies in the EU countries, when the Sales Tax-ID-Number is given (so called inner-community delivery).

Please note the Terms and Conditions

Current Auctions
May 20th, 2019
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Coins and banknotes from around the world
Christoph Gärtner 44th Auction Numismatic - Banknotes
Christoph Gärtner 44th Auction Numismatic - Coins
Auction Results
March 9th, 2019
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February 18th - 22nd, 2019
Christoph Gärtner 43rd Auction - Stamps
Worldwide offer Philately and Picture Postcards
Christoph Gärtner 43rd Auction Numismatic - Coins & Medals
Christoph Gärtner 43rd Auction Numismatic
Coins and banknotes from around the world
December 15th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner Vienna Special Auction
Collection Peter Zgonc: "Austria"
Collection Peter Zgonc: "Dr. Engelbert Dollfuss"
December 8th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner Special Auction - Peter Zgonc Collection
Peter Zgonc Collection | New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa - British Occupation | German occupation WWII
October 15. - 19th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 42nd Auction - Philately
The next  part of the Philatelic section of the 42nd Gärtner Auction
October 9th - 10th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 42nd Auction Numismatic
Coins and banknotes from around the world
September 1st, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 2nd Special Auction
Saar, South German States, Baden, Bavaria, Württemberg, International Rarities ...
August 16th - 17th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 41st Auction
Outstanding unique pieces from the great Sudetenland collection of Mr. Peter Zgonc.
Large variety of remarkable / first-class pieces ...
June 11th - 15th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 40th Auction - Stamps
The next philatelic part of the upcoming auction sale.
June 6th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 40th Auction - Coins
Worldwide Coins
June 5th - 6th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 40th Auction - Banknotes
Banknotes worldwide.
April 7th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner Special Auction
Worldwide offer Philately and Picture Postcards
February 19th - 23rd, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 39th Auction - Stamps
Worldwide offer Philately and Picture Postcards
February 8th - 9th, 2018
Christoph Gärtner 39th Auction - Banknotes & Coins
Coins, medals and banknotes worldwide.
October 10th - 20th, 2017
Christoph Gärtner 38th Auction
Worldwide offer Philatlie, Numismatics and Picture Postcards
June 16th - 23rd, 2017
Christoph Gärtner 37th Auction
International offer stamps, coins, banknotes and picture postcards.
February 21st.-24th., 2017
Christoph Gärtner 36th Auction
The second part of the Gärtner auction including many rarities worldwide.
Christoph Gärtner 36th Auction - Numismatic
coins, medals and banknotes worldwide.
October 11th - 14th, 2016
Christoph Gärtner 35th Auction
Large international offer philately, coins and medals as well as banknotes and picture postcards.
June 13th - 17th, 2016
Christoph Gärtner 34th Auction - Philately
The first part of the upcoming auction including single lots worldwide.
Christoph Gärtner 34th Auction - Numismatic
Large Numismatic offer with huge selection of international banknotes.
May 30th, 2016
Christoph Gärtner Rarities-Auction in New York
Rarity sale at the world stamp exhibition in New York.
February 22nd - 27th, 2016
Christoph Gärtner 33rd Auction
The single lots from the 33rd auction.
February 10th - 12th, 2016
Christoph Gärtner 33rd Auction - Numismatic
Numismatic - Coins and Paper Money of the 33rd Christoph Gärtner Auction
October 19th - 24th, 2015
Christoph Gärtner 32nd Auction
Large international auction offer including stamps, covers and postal history. Also many lots and collections plus banknotes and picture ...
June 15th - 20th, 2015
Christoph Gärtner 31st Auction
International large auction offer including a special catalogue Asia.
April 28th - 30th, 2015
Christoph Gärtner Special Auction
Special auction picture postcards, banknotes as well as postal stationery and cover lots.
February 25, 2015
Christoph Gärtner Numismatics Auction
Over 2000 Numismatic lots, with a focus on Europe and themed medals.
February 9th - 13th, 2015
Christoph Gärtner 30th Auction - Addendum
Addendum of the 30th Christoph Gärtner Auction
February 9th - 13th, 2015
Christoph Gärtner 30th Auction
International large auction offer including a special catalogue Asia.
November 21st, 2014
Christoph Gärtner Special Auction - Donaugold
Over 2000 lots from a collection which took 5 decades to complete, with coins from all ages from all over the world
October 6th - 10th, 2014
Christoph Gärtner 29th Auction
Large international offer philately worldwide with many rarities and a huge selection lots and collection. Additional postcards, coins and ...
June 2nd - 7th, 2014
Christoph Gärtner 28th Auction
Over 27000 Lots from Germany, Europa and Worldwide, with about 9000 collections, picture postcards, numismatic and more.
February 10-14, 2014
Christoph Gärtner 27th Auction
Large international offer with rarities from all collecting areas
October 14th - 18th, 2013
Christoph Gärtner 26th Auction
Juni 3 - 7, 2013
25th Christoph Gärtner Auction
the 25th sale from Christoph Gaetner auction with a  remarkable range of single lots.

Overseas: BRUNEI (148 ), CHINA ...
January 21-25, 2013
24th Christoph Gärtner Auction
September 10-14, 2012
23rd Christoph Gärtner Auction
May 8-12, 2012
22st Christoph Gärtner Auction
Auction starts with a fantastic section Asia (special volume) of more than 3.200 single lots, followed by the single ...
February 6-10, 2012
21st Christoph Gärtner Auction
November 3-8, 2011
20th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international auction sale with special catalogues Asia as well as Zeppelin and Air Mail.
8/29 - 2/29 2011
19th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international auction offer with specialized catalogues Asia, Turkey, Old German States and Rarities
June 6-10, 2011
18th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Gaertner Auction presents more then 18.000 lots from around the world. In total seven catalogues of which 5 volumes single lots -Asia, ...
March 7, 2011
17th Christoph Gärtner Special-Auction India
Extra catalogue offering about 1.650 lots with top-class, unique and rare items
from a specialized ...
March 7-12, 2011
17th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.
Included are special sections "Asia" and "international ...
November 22h to 25th, 2010
16th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international offer with more than 16.800 Lots.
September 7th to 10th, 2010
15th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international offer with more than 16.000 Lots.
June 7-12, 2010
14th Christoph Gärtner Auction
Large international offer of over 25.000 Lots.
February 16-19, 2010
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 13th Auction
Large international offer of over 15.000 Lots.
November 17-20, 2009
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 12th Auction
Large international offer of over 15.000 Lots including specialized section Arctic covers and pre philatelic covers Luxemburg.
September 08-11, 200
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 11th Auction
Large international offer of over 16.000 Lots including specialized section Stamps and covers from France and french territories
May 27-30, 2009
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 10th Auction
Large international offer of around 13.000 Lots including over 3.000 lots and collections.
February 18-21, 2009
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 9th Auction
Large international offer of around 11.000 Lots including over 4.000 lots and collections. Higlights are specialized Catalogue "India and ...
Mai 28-30, 2008
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 7th Auction
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 ...
March 27, 2008
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 6th Auction
February 20-22, 2008
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 6th Auction
The sale features over 11000 lots with stamp offers from all over the world.
Sept 11-14, 2007
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 4th Auction
The sale features over 16000 lots including around 6000 single lots Europe, overseas and thematic philatelie, 4000 single lots Germany, far ...
March 27-29, 2007
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 3rd Auction
The sale features over 7400 single lots as well as 3200 lots ad collections. Highlights includes rarities classic Wuerttemberg as well as ...
December 6-7, 2006
Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner 2nd Auction
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 ...
June 28-29, 2006
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The sale features 5.700 lots with a presale estimate approaching 2,5 million euro included 3.200 single lots and 2.500 lots