Hermann Historica

German auction house Hermann Historica specialises in arms, armour, militaria, historical objects and antiquities. It is based in Munich but has representatives operating in other European countries as well as in the US.

The business dates back to the mid-20th century but branched out after it was taken over by Wolfgang Hermann and Ernst-Ludwig Wagner in 1982. In 2017, Forum Arte GmbH took a majority stake in the company.


Mammoth Munich auctions motor onward

29 January 2018

Hermann Historica (23% buyer’s premium) of Munich mounted its customary assault on the arms and armour market with no fewer than seven catalogues covering more than 6000 objects, ranging from ancient Greek helmets to military and other vehicles.


Italian armour from very different eras

28 January 2017

IN ATG No 2271 we covered a set of Japanese armour from the Rudolf Ott collection sold at Hermann Historica (23% buyer’s premium) on October 24-November 5.

Munich alliance for Dreweatts and Bloomsbury

01 February 2010

BLOOMSBURY Auctions and Dreweatts have announced an alliance with Hermann Historica, the German specialist auctioneers in arms, armour and militaria.


Fangtastic price as fetish figure sells for €520,000

29 May 2007

Munich auctioneers Hermann Historica are known internationally as experts for arms and armour, medals and historical collectibles rather than tribal art, so they were on unfamiliar territory with lot 3324 in their latest blockbuster sale held from May 2 to 11.