Beckort Auctions makes history with auction in Germany PDF Print E-mail
Beckort Auctions along with Aumann Auctions Introduce Europe to American-style Auction.
Well-known in the United States for their expertise in selling antique tractors, Aumann Auctions and Beckort Auctions hopped the pond to Germany for an opportunity to make history.

The auctioneers forayed into European old iron history last month when they were commissioned to sell a German collection of antique tractors on June 25, 2016 at auction. More than 2,000 bidders and attendees came from a dozen countries to experience a live, American-style tractor auction.

For many Europeans, the concept of a public auction is new to their commerce culture. Historically, these types of assets were sold privately and behind closed doors.

“The American-style live auction provided a transparent, public buying opportunity where all bidders had equal footing to buy items,” says Auctioneer Kurt Aumann, CAI, ATS, CES. “We were honored to have the opportunity to introduce this method of buying and selling.”

Bids were called in two languages—German and English—while German, Dutch, French and English translators and signs were on site to help with registration and information. In addition to Germany and its neighboring countries, bidders traveled from as far as United Kingdom, Italy and Sweden while bidders from the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Australia participated online.

Bringing $1.22 million dollars (that’s $1.15 million euros) in sales, the auction featured more than 165 antique tractors from the collection of Raimond and George Muller of Uhldingen-Muhlhofen, Germany. It was held on the shores of Lake Constance at the Swiss border, near one of the most renowned tractor museums in the world—The Traktormuseum Bodensee.

For more than 35 years, Beckort Auctions has provided auction services for sellers across the country and internationally. They conduct nearly 100 live and online auctions a year, including antique tractors & memorabilia, farm land, real estate, business liquidation and personal property and estates. Beckort Auctions is a member of MarkNet Alliance, a network of international auction companies that conduct nearly 6,000 auctions and sell more than $1 billion in assets annually.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 12:33