the Haefele Family
of Stuttgart, Germany
October 10, 2020
555 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63101
Mon. October 5 ~ 10 AM to 5 PM
Tues. October 6 ~ 10 AM to 5 PM
Wed. October 7 ~ 10 AM to 5 PM
Thurs. October 8 ~ 10 AM to 5 PM
Fri. October 9 ~ 10 AM to 5 PM
Sat. October 10 ~ 9 AM to 10 AM
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Friday, October 9.
Principal Auctioneer: Terry Beye
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The annual Autumn gallery auction entitled “Gifted: Heirlooms from the Haefele Family of Stuttgart, Germany” features thoughtful objects that help define the story of Georg Gottlieb Haefele, patriarch of a family whose rise to prosperity was woven from a one-room, wool spinning facility to an industry leader in wool production throughout Europe during the early 20th century.
Early Montblanc pen sets, uncirculated gold coins, German silver, jewelry and gifts the family received from associate businesses and socialites of the time intermingle with meticulously kept personal items. For example, a 1933 Marklin train model of The Flying Hamburger was part of a full-scale model originally displayed in Stuttgart Hauptbanhof, the central train station terminal.
Personal achievements and business awards such as a rare Angelus enameled 8-day globe-shaped desk clock with barometer, hygrometer, thermometer and intaglio zodiac signs fill portions of the fresh to market collection, most of which having some documented tie to the families journey adding an extra touch of genuine to each lot.
While the auction intentionally focuses on keepsake material small in scale, other offered lots of fine oil paintings, decorative art, furniture and rugs from the family's south German manor range from the late 19th through mid-20th centuries.