|What is your business name?
||Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG
|What do you sell?
||• Rare stamps worldwide
• Covers before 1950 of all areas
• Specialized collections
• Thematic collections – all topics
• Picture postcards
• Complete estates
• All types of coins, banknotes
• Large accumulations and dealer stocks
|Tell us something about your business
||Christoph Gärtner became a passionate collector at the age of nine and an exhibitor at the age of 13. That is why he decided to make his hobby his career and started out freelancing immediately gaining his baccalaureate. At
first, he focused on coil stamps and stamp booklets as well as systematically developing offers on postal stationery.
His first price list was a mere four pages long, but just like the business as a whole it grew continuously.
Having an eye for exceptional stamps and postmarks, he soon began to specialise in covers which are true gems to collectors. He later expanded the range of themes he covered.
In 1986, he exhibited at the Sindelfingen International Stamp Fair for the first time. He aimed to establish himself not only in Germany but on the global market, which is why he had a stand at the Philexfrance fair in Paris in
1989 – the first time he ever participated in an international exhibition. In 1991, he published his first net price catalogue on global postal history. He also attended Philanippon in Japan. Ever since, Christoph Gärtner has been represented at virtually all important trade fairs on philately and numismatics in Germany and beyond. In 1995, Christoph Gärtner added bulk lots and collections to his portfolio.
Over the two decades that followed, the business became the global leader on postal stationery and an expert for thematics and postal history.