March 22, 2018 – Old collections seem to be very searched for nowadays. This could be seen when trying to bid on a lot from the Stoecklin Collection which was planned to be sold by Nomos AG last week, Sunday March 18. There were so many bidders that the computer crashed. Therefore, those visiting the Obolos Website will find the following note about the auction being postponed to 25 March 2018 starting at 15.30 CET:
We are terribly sorry but our computer system simply could not handle the overwhelming number of online bidders who tried to enter our site this Sunday afternoon. And so it crashed. It is really our fault for not anticipating the huge response to the sale: our computer technician has immediately fixed the problem, but we noticed that many members were unable to place their bids on the first lots. So, to our great embarrassment and regret, and to be fair to everyone, we will have to redo the sale, starting with lot 1, on 25 March 2018 starting at 15:30 CET.
Over the next few days our site will be receive a complete upgrade of its capabilities and we can promise every one of you that these capacity issues will be completely eliminated.
Obviously, all the bids that arrived here prior to the site crash will be carefully retained and recorded for next week.
Once again, allow us to give you all our most profound apologies for this inexcusable system failure, which has certainly caused widespread disappointment for everyone, both customers and consignors. We will do our best to make it up to all of you.
This is the link to the auction preview of Obolos 9.
We published an article by Alan Walker on the Stoecklin family.
And finally, here you will come to the auction catalogue.