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Germany’s False Start: The Unsuccessful Imperial Election of 1849

The German Constitutional National Assembly at St Paul’s Church in Frankfurt was one of the greatest achievements of the German revolutions of 1848. On 28 March 1849, the assembly elected Frederick William IV as Emperor of a unified Germany. Too bad that he did not want to be German Emperor in the first place!

Why the Munich Marienplatz Is Called Marienplatz

Our cities have evolved through history, and every architectural detail is connected to this history. We explain why the Munich Schrannenplatz (Grain Market Square) was renamed Marienplatz (Mary’s Square), using coins that will be on offer at Künker’s 2022 January Auction Sales as illustrations.

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On 1 and 2 February 2022, Künker will hold its auction 360 as an eLive Premium Auction. It contains German coins and medals of top quality – with estimates from the two- to the four-digit range.

A Festival for St Wenceslas

St Wenceslas is the central motif on Czechoslovak commemorative coins. And there is a good reason for it: in 1929, 750,000 believers celebrated the 1000th anniversary of his death. A coin series issued between 1923 and 1936 – on offer at Künker on 26 January 2022 – demonstrates how important St Wenceslas was for young Czechoslovakia.

Who Was Frederick the Wise?

We all think we know him: Frederick the Wise who hid Luther at Wartburg Castle to protect him from imperial reprisals. As part of the Köhlmoos Collection, Künker will offer some coins featuring his portrait on 26 January 2022 that help us look beyond the myth.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

Time to make a note in your calendar: Künker’s January Auction Sales 2022 will take place on Wednesday instead of Thursday, and in Osnabrück instead of Berlin. Several collections will be on offer, including the second Köhlmoos Collection of the usual legendary quality.

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From 7 to 9 December 2021, part 3 of the Alain Poinsignon Library will be on offer. It contains almost 2,000 lots with historical auction catalogs. You will find all the big names of the numismatic world: from Adolph E. Cahn to L. & L. Hamburger and Felix Schlessinger, from Henri Rolland in Paris and Jacques Schulman in Amsterdam to Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge in London.

“A World Class Collection”: the Lottie Salton Collection

At NYINC 2021 Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Künker will offer the first portion of the Mark and Lottie Salton Collection, a vast collection of the utmost importance built up over a lifetime by the son of the famous German auctioneer Felix Schlessinger.

Künker, D-Osnabrück

13.6 million euros: that’s the total result of Künker’s Fall Auction Sales. This is almost twice the estimate of about 7 million euros. A remarkable result that was achieved thanks to numerous prices in the six-digit range, including a new record for a Prussian coin!

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In its eLive Premium Auction 356, Künker auctions off the W. Risse Collection with medals entitled “Nuditas in nummis – Nude and Eros in Numismatics”. The pieces cover the time span from the Renaissance to modern times.
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