53rd AUCTION at 20. June - 11 June 2022
Philately in uncertain times
It is quite tough what politics and the pandemic have brought us in the last few years, which also affects philately: The Brexit with new customs and postal regulations, which affect not only the trade, but also the collector. So it is quite complicated as a private person to send stamps to the UK in accordance with the law, which are considered goods under postal regulations - with customs stickers, etc. How simple it was before Brexit. Corona: Completely unexpectedly, this virus hit us with contact restrictions of all kinds. No more stamp fairs, exchange days and exhibitions. Auction viewings no longer or only limited, auctions only online, - who could have imagined this before 2020? The same applies to the war in Europe, which has been going on for weeks and is stirring us all up - that was actually unimaginable, too. To clear up misunderstandings: Our problems in the philatelic field are only marginal compared to the human suffering that many people had to and still have in connection with covid and war.
However, our cause seems like a silver lining compared to the current situation. The contact restrictions and mask obligation are largely cancelled, so that the "philatelic life" can be followed in normal paths again. The clubs are becoming active again with club meetings and exchange days. A few days ago it became public that for the German "stamp mecca" Sindelfingen a worthy replacement was found in Ulm. The auction houses and the trade as a whole are looking to the future with optimism. In addition, there are positive side effects of this long period. For example, "old hands" who actually had no sympathy for the Internet have recognized the advantages of modern communication, particularly in the area of lot viewing, and are more active on the Web than ever before.
June 20th – Asia (inkl China) and Thematics
June 21st – Overseas, Europe
June 22nd – Germany
June 23 – Collections Overseas, Europe (file will come May 27th)
June 24 – Collections Germany (file will come May 27th)
June 25th – Coins/Banknotes