Auktionshaus Edgar Mohrmann ranges among the oldest and most successful stamp auction houses in Germany. Among philatelic enthusiasts it is known as a guarantee of top results.
Going back more than 90 years, the success story of this auction house began with its foundation in 1929 by the Lübeck businessman Edgar Mohrmann. Appreciated far beyond Germany, Mohrmann was pre-eminent in his field. His auctions and the many important rarities he sold reached such a large audience that, in the 1960s, the German phrase of the “stamp as the share of the ordinary man” was coined. The magazine “Der Spiegel” dedicated a 12-page cover story to him in 1962.
Late in 2015, Christoph Gärtner acquired the traditional company from Hans-Peter and Christa Bahr. Both of them remained closely associated with the house under Gärtner’s direction. Today, Auktionshaus Edgar Mohrmann and Auction Galleries Hamburg vormals Schwanke GmbH form the C.G. Kompetenz-Zentrum for philately in the North. It is located at Kleine Reichenstraße 1 in the famous Kontorhaus district in the city of Hamburg.