Our next auction will take place on 9 April 2024. Consignments are welcome until the end of 2023 – we are looking forward to your offers!


A takeover of larger consignments to the auction is of course also possible on site; the transport to Berlin will then be carried out by us. Alternatively, we can arrange for pick-up by a specialized art and valuables transport company. In any case, your consignment is fully insured until the auction.

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

At this point you will find our online catalogue about four weeks before the auction. The print version will be sent out shortly thereafter. You can order your copy already now:

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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.

Our last auction in March 2023

Our auction ended with many very good sales. Here are some remarkable results (incl. buyer’s premium):


  • No. 50 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, album leaf: € 40.800
  • No. 71 Heinrich Heine, poem “Liebe”: € 36.000
  • No. 134 Novalis, poem “Wenn alle untreu werden”: € 45.600
  • No. 166 Torquato Tasso, poem to Statilio Paolini: € 50.400
  • No. 217 Heinrich Hertz, manuscript on electric waves: € 48.000
  • No. 282 Francisco de Goya, letter to Martin Zapater: € 48.000
  • No. 507 Ludwig van Beethoven, letter to Ferdinand Ries: € 62.400
  • No. 535 Fryderyk Chopin, letter to Jean-Jacques Molin: € 19.200
  • No. 580 Gustav Mahler, portrait photo with dedication: € 20.400


Click here for the online version of the auction catalogue to browse and search.

List of results

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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Highlights of our last auctions

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