Scam guides target trade yet again

25 February 2013

Scam guides have reared their head again, targeting dealers in a bid to extort large sums of money for useless advertising.


Buyer bites into rare slice of Apple computer history

10 January 2013

Auction Team Breker in Cologne have sold a technical rarity of the highest order – one of the six known working models of the first computer ever made by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, the founders of Apple.


Bacon rugs: The Third Man emerges

08 October 2012

The appearance of a Modernist carpet at a sale in Germany next month writes a further chapter in the tale of two rugs, signed ‘Francis Bacon’, that have been withdrawn from sale in the UK twice in three years.


Ducat from Carl Vogel collection sparks international competition

16 August 2012

A Prussian ducat from 1803 is considered one of the greatest rarities among 19th century German coins.


Finnish ‘leaf dish’ heads Munich sale

16 August 2012

A 22in (57cm) long laminated wooden ‘Leaf Dish’ designed by the Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala (1915-85), estimated at €1200-1500, turned out to be the top lot of the summer Design sale held by Munich’s Quittenbaum.


Rare Italian Symbolist relief takes £50,000

16 August 2012

A marble relief, executed by the Italian Symbolist Adolfo Wildt (1868-1931), turned out to be the high point at an auction held this summer by Geble in Germany.

Multi-million pound fakes trial starts in Germany

12 September 2011

FOUR people have gone on trial in Germany on charges linked to a multi-million pound art fraud exposed as a result of scientific testing on paint.

Ketterer Kunst relocate in Hamburg

13 June 2011

GERMAN fine art auctioneers Ketterer Kunst will move their Hamburg branch to new premises later this month after ten years in the Messberghof.

Record year for Ketterer Kunst

07 January 2011

MUNICH saleroom Ketterer Kunst enjoyed a record year in 2010, posting annual sales of €21.6m (€26m including premium).

Three arrested in German multi-million forgery case

25 October 2010

THREE people have been arrested in Germany in connection with a multi-million pound art fraud involving a number of apparently major 20th century oils sold on the international market in recent years.


Stuttgart station appears at auction

13 September 2010

THE October 8 toy sale at Nagel in Stuttgart will include this Märklin gauge-1 model of the Stuttgart train station.

ATG Media to power lot-tissimo

10 May 2010

ATG’s parent company, ATG Media, has agreed to provide the technology for the first live internet bidding site in Germany.

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.


Three nudes emerge after 70 years to make €900,000

01 June 2009

COLOGNE auctioneers Van Ham offered this oil painting by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), hidden from public view for over 70 years, at their latest sale.

Fabergé goes to Baden-Baden

06 April 2009

Next month a Russian businessman and collector will open the world’s first museum dedicated to the Russian Imperial jeweller Fabergé.

On-off saga of Bauhaus artist’s dispersal reaches another impasse

22 December 2008

A FAMILY feud has led to yet another cancellation of the sale of 63 works of art by Oskar Schlemmer, one of the central figures of the Bauhaus.


New saleroom for Munich auctioneers

21 July 2008

The German auctioneers Ketterer Kunst will mark the opening of their first purpose-built saleroom at Neue Messe in Munich with a traditional Bavarian-style topping-out ceremony on July 23.


Two cricket scenes that fared well at the crease…

16 June 2008

TWO very different scenes of cricket matches in progress sold recently at very different locations. The artists themselves could also hardly be more contrasting: Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) and L.S. Lowry (1887-1976).


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.

Cologne three become one

07 February 2006

A revamp of Cologne’s early spring fairs fest sees the amalgamation of the city’s three February fairs into one new five-day event to be held a week earlier in the year.