With total proceeds of € 1.4 million the two day auction of Rare Books at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg on 18/19 May realized very good results. The evening auction alone achieved a sales quota of more than 80%. Around a dozen lots with manuscripts and watercolors by Hermann Hesse, which had recently been discovered in the estate of the Schadow family, were particularly in demand. For a total of € 61,200 they found new owners all over Germany. Two special gems from the Hermann Hesse collection, lots 108 and 109, were part of the evening on the first auction day. While the original manuscript of the famous fairy tale “Piktor’s Verwandlungen“ rose from a starting price of € 12,000 to a result of € 18,000* and was sold to a Northern German art trader, the poem typescript with six feather drawings with watercolors was lifted to a result

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