Auction of a GDR Museum

Dear collectors and enthusiasts,

Thank you! The 165th auction by HISTORIA Auctionata was a great success, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your keen interest and participation. We were particularly pleased that we could finally hold an auction in front of a live audience again: Thank you for being there in person and filling the auction with new life, real suspense, and an unparalleled atmosphere. At short notice, our team even had to add more seating due to the hall being filled to capacity.

Because it was so enjoyable, we will allow a live audience again in our future auctions within the spatial possibilities. We are already looking forward to your next visit: live in Berlin and, of course, online.

We would also like to thank all media representatives and camera teams for their great reports and features. You can find these in the media libraries of the larger broadcasters and in the archives of many well-known newspapers.

If you missed something in the heat of the exciting bidding battles during the auction, or are still looking for the perfect piece for your collection, you are in luck:

The online post-auction sale has just begun. It is now online and ends as soon as the last pieces are sold. Take advantage of this brief opportunity to acquire some impressive artworks, decorative antiques, valuable jewelry, or rare collector’s items.

You shouldn’t miss this chance. And you should be quick. For two good reasons:

  1. Unique offers: Each piece in the post-auction sale is one-of-a-kind. This means that the first bid submitted wins the item. Sometimes there are even previously undiscovered bargains, for example, if the consignor has shown a willingness to negotiate after the auction. Take advantage of this second chance to still acquire a unique object or small rarities at favorable prices.
  2. Diverse selection: Although well over 4,600 objects were auctioned, the post-auction sale still encompasses a wide range of art, antiques, jewelry, and much more. All departments still have very interesting pieces to offer; however, the GDR Museum and the Reinhardt Collection (match holders) are completely and entirely sold out.
    In the newly created post-auction sale catalog on our website, you can easily and quickly find exactly the object that best meets your interest and taste. Perhaps this time you will also find something in a completely different collecting area. Off to the treasure hunt at HISTORIA – time is running! Our dedicated team is, of course, at your disposal to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Gallery of top results, surprises, and discoveries:

With the huge interest and media buzz in the hall and online, it would be very surprising if the 165th auction did not feature record-breaking bids.

TODAY: Lot: 8740 Barkas Ambulance B 1000. Starting price: EUR 100 / Result: EUR 18,000

Barkas Ambulance B 1000 KK, VEB Barkas-Werke, white, year of manufacture unknown, first registration 11.12.1987, previously owned by the State Specialist Hospital for Psychiatry and Neurology Mühlhausen.

With a nerve-wracking bidding war between floor bidders and an online bidder, lot 8740, a Barkas Ambulance B 1000 KK, VEB Barkas-Werke, white, year of manufacture unknown, first registration on 11.12.1987, with its only previous owner being the State Specialist Hospital for Psychiatry and Neurology Mühlhausen, literally went through the roof.

The rapid incoming bids after the starting price of EUR 100 already suggested a good result, but no one expected the hammer to fall at EUR 18,000. Just before the final bid, none of the bidders wanted to give up, making every additional bid a visible struggle: the audience in the hall initially responded to this exciting finale with a murmur of astonishment, then with a resounding applause for the highest bidder on the internet.

Thus, the media also found their highlight of the DDR Museum Döberitz auction, and there was hardly a newspaper or broadcaster that did not report on this vehicle and its auction. All items from this museum have found happy new owners.

The new owner can consider themselves extremely fortunate: in this configuration and state of preservation, along with its complete equipment, this vehicle is likely to be extremely rare, if not unique. We extend our heartfelt congratulations!

That’s all for today – we wish you much fun in choosing and great success in the post-auction sale! Thank you and best regards from Berlin, your HISTORIA Auctioanata auction team.

We look forward to seeing you again:

The 166th HISTORIA Auctionata auction – once again with the usual huge selection –

will take place from Tuesday, 31st Oct. to tentatively Tuesday, 7th Nov. 2023.

Stay informed! Further exciting auction stories, remarkable results, staff portraits, surprises, unexpected discoveries, and information about new acquisitions and items in preparation at HISTORIA, as well as interesting facts from the world of auctions, are available firsthand nearly daily on our social media channels.

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