Your collection on a level with the greats!

Why the start of the sale of the ERIVAN Collection is a special opportunity for your consignment to Heinrich Köhler.

Stamps from the ERIVAN Collection achieved top prices at the first auction in Wiesbaden early in June. The undisputed highlight was the „9 kreuzer Baden error of colour“. This rarity was knocked down for
1.26 million euros. This makes the Baden error the most valuable German stamp.

Worldwide attention

With the start of the ERIVAN auctions, the whole philatelic world looks to Heinrich Köhler. Print media, radio and television reported on the auction in detail. Heinrich Köhler received royal attention when King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visited our stand at STOCKHOLMIA 2019 - the „Home of great collectors“. Make use of the added attention for the sale of your stamps and covers.

Coordination rather than competition

The ERIVAN Collection will be sold in many auctions spread over five years. Only Heinrich Köhler can offer your collection in coordination with the sale of the ERIVAN Collection. Your collection will have this advantage. The skilful selection of items from the ERIVAN Collection will complement your collection perfectly - they not compete with each other.

Essential: online live bidding

The developments of recent years leave no doubt that online live bidding via the Internet is the present and future of the auction business. The current auction results confirm this trend and underline the future-oriented alignment of Heinrich Köhler, which sets standards with its system of online live bidding.

Online live bidding is a decisive success factor, especially for you as a consignor. The active participation of buyers and specialist collectors from all over the world are the proof. Greater reach! More international interested parties! Higher demand! The very best arguments speak for Heinrich Köhler.

Added value with provenance

Today, the perfect marketing of philatelic rarities requires more than just giving catalogue numbers. The Köhler card index is noted for its additional information on the rarity and provenance of valuable stamps and covers. This creates decisive added value for your consignment.


John R. Boker, Jr., as well as the Fritz Kirchner and Erivan Haub families have entrusted Heinrich Köhler to sell their important collections. You too can place your trust in us when it comes to selling your collection.

We‘re just a phone call away from you!

Our experienced philatelists are now again travelling through Germany, accepting valuable consignments and discussing everything of importance at your home: from the first non-binding estimate, via the possibilities for the appropriate presentation of your collection, to the fully insured acceptance! Consignments with a value of up to €50,000 can easily be sent to us by post as a parcel. If you let us know in advance, the consignment will be insured by us.

Arrange a personal visit:

Call us on +49 (0)611 39381 and ask for our philatelic experts Michael Hilbertz and Cliff Schön. Or contact us, Dieter Michelson and Tobias Huylmans, directly.

We look forward to your call! Alternatively, you may send us an email or letter.

With best wishes

Dieter Michelson      Tobias Huylmans
Managing Director    Managing Director

The next international Heinrich Köhler stamp auction will take place from 24 to 28 September 2019. We will accept consignments for this, the 371st auction until 22 July 2019.