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Huge autograph and autograph collection

Extensive collection by Axel Schirrmacher. The life's work of an enthusiastic collector. Original autographs from film, sport, politics, art, science and much more.

Large Autograph Auction at Felzmann: Collection of Autographs and Signatures of Famous Personalities for Sale in the Auction

After more than 20 years, the Ulrich Felzmann auction house is once again taking up the subject of "Autographs / Autographs" in its auction programme with an extraordinary offer. This is made possible by the estate of the enthusiastic collector Axel Schirrmacher, who passed away in 2017. Axel Schirrmacher - born in 1955 - grew up in Hamburg and collected postcards and picture cards as a schoolchild. He took up the challenge of not only having a portrait photo of celebrities or artists, but also having this with his own handwritten signature early on. The first picture card with a signature he received is said to have been that of Hans Albers.

He pursued his passion for collecting by building up an extensive collection, which he systematically arranged in 268 Leitz folders according to various categories such as music, politics, sport, fine arts, etc. This collection contains more than 165,000 individual objects.

From 2000 onwards, he was no longer able to find the necessary time for this elaborate sorting due to his professional duties. In the meantime, the centre of his life had shifted to Bremen. He only pre-sorted his acquisitions with the corresponding classifications in groups and marked each autograph with the name and the corresponding life data, as far as this was necessary. After his retirement, his intention was to continue the work he had begun. Regrettably, this was not granted to him. Due to a serious illness, he died at the age of 62.

Within the framework of this year's autumn auction from 16 - 20 November 2021, we will be auctioning the first part of his collection, divided into individual lots and parts of the collection, in the special section of the autograph auction. This offer has been supplemented by some interesting consignments that we have been able to accept in recent months. The Autographs / Autographs offer will be part of our offer for the following auctions.

For philatelists, this area includes covers under the heading of "social philately", an exciting field of collecting that has received special attention for many years.

Video Autograph Collection Axel Schirrmacher in Auction 

Original documents, autograph cards, autographs and photo cards in the autumn auction at Ulrich Felzmann.

GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832), eigenhändig geschriebener Briefinhalt aus Weimar nach Jena, datiert
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832), eigenhändig geschriebener Briefinhalt aus Weimar nach Jena, datiert "14. Sept. 1822" mit Signatur-Paraphe "G" aus der bekannten Korrespondenz an den Philologen und Bibliothekar Ernst Friedrich Weller
UHLAND, Ludwig, deutscher Dichter, Literaturwissenschaftler, Brief an Prof. Dr. Heinrich Düntzer, Tübingen 23.10.1854, eigenhändige Signatur
UHLAND, Ludwig, deutscher Dichter, Literaturwissenschaftler, Brief an Prof. Dr. Heinrich Düntzer, Tübingen 23.10.1854, eigenhändige Signatur
Autogrammkarte Michael Schumacher, original Unterschrift, Camel, Formel 1 Auto
Autogrammkarte Michael Schumacher, original Unterschrift, Camel, Formel 1 Auto
ARMSTRONG, Neil (1930-2012), Astronaut,
ARMSTRONG, Neil (1930-2012), Astronaut, "Apollo 11" , betrat als erster Mensch den Mond, Autogrammkarte, Foto


Extensive collection of original autographs and contemporary documents in the auction at Ulrich Felzmann.

There are thousands of picture cards, autograph cards, photos and letters that will be offered at Ulrich Felzmann's upcoming autumn auction. The collector Axel Schirrmacher has spent his life collecting everything he could find on the subject of autographs.

Folders and boxes are lined up with partly sorted and partly unsorted collector's items. The collection covers the categories of film, music, opera, sport, politics, science and much more.

Here you can find everything a collector's heart desires. The spectrum ranges from newer pieces from the 90s to historical photos and letters. Surely there are still some lost treasures among them that want to be discovered...

Among the highlights seen so far are autographs of Charly Chaplin, Princess Diana, Mzuhammed Ali, Stan Laurel, Michael Schumacher, to name but a few.

charlie chaplin Autogrammkarte, autograph
Charlie Chaplin Autogrammkarte, autograph


You can find more pieces as a small selection of the collection in the picture gallery:

sophia loren, Autogrammkarte, Schauspielerin, original, Foto, autograph
Sophia Loren, Autogrammkarte, Schauspielerin, original, Foto, autograph
SCHWEITZER, Albert, Friedensnobelpreisträger 1952, eigenhändige Unterschrift, Fotokarte, Krankenhaus in Lambarene
SCHWEITZER, Albert, Friedensnobelpreisträger 1952, eigenhändige Unterschrift, Fotokarte, Krankenhaus in Lambarene
ULBRICHT, Walter, Politiker, SED, DDR eigenhändige Unterschrift, Autogrammkarte, Portraitfoto
ULBRICHT, Walter, Politiker, SED, DDR eigenhändige Unterschrift, Autogrammkarte, Portraitfoto
Darth Vader Autogrammkarte, Star Wars, original autograph
Darth Vader Autogrammkarte, Star Wars, original autograph


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