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Hermann Historica GmbH

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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Evergreen, CO

Feb 24, 2023
Really nice items available and GREAT service
Even though Hermann Historica is located in Germany, dealing with them was very positive. Great responsiveness to questions and VERY helpful with both information and completing the purchase. I have purchased twice from them and both experiences were positive. One thing to note-if purchasing firearms when a US resident, plan on a lengthy delivery period to the US. It's a complicated process requiring a US import license, a German export license, shipping to their US importer and then re-shipment to your FFL. This can take several months and adds considerably to the cost (approx $300 + if part of a multiple shipment from Germany). Still, you can find unique and interesting firearms that are otherwise unavailable in the US. Those I purchased were still well under US prices even with the shipping and import costs. I highly recommend this auction house-just be prepared to wait several months if buying forearms, and be sure to know what can and can't be imported.

Caboolture South, AU

Jan 02, 2023
Excellent customer service
The customer service team gets back to you promptly with useful responses. They go above and beyond to ensure your item arrives to you in a reasonable time frame.

Zagreb, HR

Dec 04, 2022
To recommend!
I want to say that I waited a little longer for the answers and the delivery of the sword, but I think that Hermann Historica is a great auction house and I would recommend it to everyone!:)
A Venetian schiavona with waved blade, 1st half of the 17th century

Addison, TX

Aug 05, 2022

Brooklyn, NY

Jun 24, 2022
Flawless Service by Experts
I had a great time bidding, winning, paying for and quickly receiving my it all in the app and one invoice. Brilliant selections
A Swiss souvenir of a Grand Tour, 19th century

Greenwich, CT

Mar 22, 2022
bid with confidence
100 %

Jasper, GA

Aug 13, 2021
wonderful experience
wonderful experience, will definitely buy from again
H. Riese - a bronze statue of a man stringing a bow,

Milwaukee, WI

Aug 07, 2021
Very satisfied
Very satisfied

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