SPINK LONDON | Spink is delighted
to announce that The Federal Republic of Germany has commissioned
the auction house Spink with the Sale of a unique collection of
German economic history; an amazing collection to be sold on the
20th November 2015.
The German Ministry of Finance
(BADV) has awarded Spink, a leading collectables auction house,
with the sale of the inventory of historic bonds from the former
At the beginning of this century,
the BADV started with the sales of inventory of the former German
Reichsbank. However, until now only the papers of private companies
were sold. This November, there will be a sale that will touch the
very heart of German Economic History. Long-awaited treasury bills
and bonds of Reichsbank and German Länder from 1889 to 1941 will be
going under the hammer at last.
Anleihe des Deutschen
Reiches. 4% Schuldverschreibung 1000 Mark, Berlin
The certificates on offer have a
remarkable history. They have survived the Second World War
unscathed by bombs by being stored in the impenetrable safe of the
Reichsbank in Berlin. Even during the years of the GDR they went
largely untouched. After the German reunification, the German
Ministry undertook all the necessary clarification of possible
claims. As this process is now completed, this historically unique
and valuable collection of financial certificates can finally be
Anleihe des Deutschen Reiches. 4½
Schuldverschreibung 100'000 Reichsmark, Berlin 3.6.1935.
Dr. Thomas Dress, the
vice-president of the BADV, had this to comment on the subject: "We
are happy to make available these important witnesses of German
Economic history to the public and interested collectors. With the
auction house Spink we also have found an ideal sales partner.
Thanks to its profound market knowledge and experience, its
excellent reputation and global reach in Europe, USA and Asia, the
auction house Spink is ideally suited for the sale of this unique
inventory of financial history of Germany."
von 1908 (aufgenommen für Kamerun und Togo). 4% Schuldverschreibung
1000 Mark, Berlin 25.6.1908.
The auction will take place
on the 20th
November 2015 in the sale rooms of Spink's London office: 69
Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET. Any revenue
generated by this auction will go directly to the Nazi-Crimes
For more information please contact
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