Hermann Historica GmbH
Business History HERMANN HISTORICA is one of the leading auction houses for antiquities, antique arms and armour, firearms, hunting collectibles, orders and decorations as well as objects of military history. The beginnings of Hermann Historica oHG reach back almost 50 years to the auctions of Count Erich Klenau of Klenova, Baron of Janowitz, who around 1960 started to offer also "Orders and Decorations" as well as "Objects of Military History" in his well-established coin auctions. In the early 1970s, today’s co-owner Wolfgang Hermann began to extend the range of objects offered in the sales of Graf Klenau oHG to "Antique Arms and Armour", which, owing to the extensive offerings, thoroughly researched descriptions and elaborately designed catalogues soon secured the company a firm entry in the datebooks of important international collectors, museums and public collections. In 1982 Wolfgang Hermann and Ernst Ludwig Wagner took over the company, named it Hermann Historica oHG and on March 6 of that year conducted their first auction sale. In the years to follow, Peter Wagner, Franz Hermann and Thomas Rief also became partners. Today, Messrs. Hermann Historica can look back on a number of remarkable auctions of which particularly those dispersing complete collections stand out: the famous 1996 sale of the hunting treasures of Castle Fuschl in Salzburg, the 1997 liquidation of the Numbrecht Museum of Historical Technology, the 2002 and 2005 sale of the Axel Guttmann Collection of Antique Arms and Armour, or the worldwide biggest auction of "Children’s Dreams on Wheels", the pedal cars of the Centre of Extraordinary Museums in Munich in 2004 and 2005. But also numerous objects from the former estates of Royal Houses, notably those of Germany and Austria, continue to attract international attention. In its spacious central location Hermann Historica oHG annually conducts at least two auction sales offering approx. 10,000 collectors’ items with a total turnover of more than 10,000,000 €.
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May 09, 2020
Professional and customer obsessedThe team working at Herman are all in sync with each other, responsive and clear. In addition they thrive to satisfy their customers even when I made a small mistake. They understand and corrected making me amazed with gratitude and going forward a loyal attendee of their auctions. Highly recommended. Thanks!
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Apr 23, 2020
Be aware of all costsThe item was as shown and genuine, due to lag on web and speed of auction I actually got the next item which was sinilar so no problem on that. Packaging was very good. Problem with communication regarding export costs it took a over two months to reply which led to 5 months from auction to receipt. Be aware you have to pay export licence fee so cost that in, in advance on basis that you may or may not get it, a risk I don't like even if it is unlikely to be refused. e700 hammer price became e1012 final cost. On the whole a good company with good items however the whole process was not a good one.
Jan 24, 2020
Items are Awesome but communication and delivery time is horrible!The quality of the items is superb; however, it took over 2 months from the auction date to receive the items, and that was only because I had to chase them for an invoice and a delivery date. Communication was sub-standard, and most often, no one replied to my inquiries. The items I purchased in a November 20th, 2019 auction were supposed to be a Christmas gift and there should have been more than sufficient time to receive them; however, I did not receive them until January 23 2020.