Search in the digitized catalogues

The search mask offered here enables you to search for titles or contents of currently almost 11,000 digitized auction and sales catalogues with a focus on German-language catalogues from the years 1901 to 1945. To access the catalogues by the location of the institution, please use the browsing entry below the search mask.

Further access

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    The catalogues appear as searchable full texts using automated OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and are enriched with convenient navigation options: e.g. a table of contents with individually selectable headings, a full view, a zoom or rotation option for viewing individual details in different magnification levels or a print function. All volumes are available for download as PDF files. The digital copies can be cited via persistent URLs and URNs.

    The templates were digitized centrally by the Heidelberg University Library on the basis of a workflow that has been tried and tested over many years and put online. Heidelberg University Library uses the in-house development DWork - Heidelberg Digitization Workflow, to support the work processes in digitization and the web presentation of the works. The guidelines specified by the German Research Foundation (DFG) are taken into account in all work steps.


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    The online repository of Heidelberg University Library currently contains around 9,150 auction catalogues from 1901-1945. They come from the holdings of Heidelberg University Library and the Berlin Art Library as well as from a total of 50 other libraries and institutes.

    Almost all of the auction catalogues published between 1930 and 1945 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the areas occupied by Germany are on offer.

    Start browsing by year of publication

    You can also research the digitized auction catalogs with our browsing access by year of publication.

    Further research options

    Browse the auction results published in Weltkunst 1930-1944 or the Kunstpreis-Verzeichnis 1939-1942.

    Please help

    Who owns auction catalogues from the years 1930-1945 that have not yet been identified and makes them available for digitization?