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JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung

Auction House Name JA Stargardt Autographenhandlung
Site URL http://www.stargardt.de/en/
About Us J.A. Stargardt was founded as book and music shop by Johann Carl Klage in Berlin in 1830. In 1885, Eugen Mecklenburg the Younger (1859-1925) bought the firm from Stargardt's widow. Mecklenburg's father, Eugen Mecklenburg the Elder (1819-1873), had also traded in books and autographs in Berlin. From 1925, Günther Mecklenburg (1898-1984) ran the firm. He continued the autograph trade, which become part of the firm's name. However, he gave more priority to the organization of auctions. In 1944, the business premises were destroyed and large parts of the firm's evacuated stock lost in East Prussia in 1945. After the war, Günther Mecklenburg reestablished the firm at Eutin in Holstein. From 1946, catalogues were published and, from 1950, auctions of autographs again held. In 1952, the firm's seat was moved to Marburg, which was geographically more central and had the advantage of two big libraries nearby. In the same year, Klaus Mecklenburg (born in 1930) entered the firm followed by his son Wolfgang Mecklenburg (born in 1964) in 1988.Since German reunification, auctions of autographs are again held in Berlin. In the past decades, we have auctioned significant collections of autographs, among others the collections Albrecht (in co-operation with the Erasmushaus, Basle), Ammann, Geigy and Meyer-Cohn. Today, we offer between 1400 and 1600 items in our auctions from all classic fields of collection; the turnover of an auction amounts to about 2 to 3 million Euro.
Who do I contact if I have questions? Wolfgang Mecklenburg and staff
City Berlin
Country Germany
Zipcode 10707
Contact Number 49 (30) 8 82 25 42
Buyer's Fee hammer prices in Euros, subject to 18% buyer's premium
Consigner's Fee

AUCTION LIST


  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.