We concluded our auction very successfully and with many high results. A few hammer prices:


–> album leaf by Friedrich Hölderlin, quoting Schiller (1786): 22.000 €

–> letter by Heinrich von Kleist to his editor Reimer (1810): 38.000 €

–> previously unknown drawings by Alexander von Humboldt from his trip to America (1799-1804): 87.300 €

–> letter by Friedrich Nietzsche to Ferdinand Avenarius (1888): 36.000 €

–> letter by Albert Einstein to Angelo Besso (1912): 75.000 €

–> receipt by Ludwig van Beethoven for pension payment (1817): 38.000 €

–> letter by king Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (1489): 32.000 €

–> ivory writing tablets used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 44.000 €

–> letter by Franz Schubert to his friend Hüttenbrenner (1822): 70.000 €


Our Auctions

J. A. Stargardt’s first autograph auction took place in 1859. We have been holding one or two auctions a year since the 1950s, which are among the highlights in the international trade and are attended by many private collectors, librarians, archivists and dealers from all over the world.


A comprehensive catalogue with detailed descriptions of all autographs is published for the auctions. Scans of all items are available online.


Due to our many years of experience and our unique market position, our auctions offer the ideal environment to achieve the best possible prices for your autographs. We are always interested in inquiries and offers for our auctions. We will be happy to advise you comprehensively and without obligation on all aspects of a sale.

Online catalogue

Please click here for an online version of the auction catalogue.


The individual sections of the catalogue are available for download here:


Title pages

I. Literature

II. Science

III. Fine Arts

IV. History

V. Music

VI. Theatre and Film

Conditions of Sale

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Digital media make it possible to easily participate in our auctions from a distance.


We have been working successfully with the Internet auction platform Invaluable for years. After a simple registration process, you can follow the auction live and bid online.


Please note that a new registration for live bidding has a total hammer limit of €5000. Should you wish to increase this limit, please contact us. Sales via Invaluable are subject to an additional 3% buyer’s premium.


Of course, bids can also be submitted in writing, by telephone or by email.

List of results, post-auction sale

The list of results with the hammer prices of the auction can be found here.


The post-auction sale has already begun. Unsold items can be purchased until further notice at the starting price (usually 75% of the estimate) plus buyer’s premium (and VAT if applicable). The conditions of sale printed in the catalogue apply.

Order or download catalogs

Our auction catalogs are available as elaborately produced print versions or as free PDFs on our website. Scans of all items in the auction are also available online.

If you would like to order the current or an older catalog (€ 25 to Europe, $ 60 abroad, including shipping), please use the contact form.

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