Milestones

2014
World record for a Basle Dove on a beautiful letter! Rapp Auctions realises a historic sales price of 103,700 Swiss francs.

2010
Peter Rapp AG celebrates 40 years in the trade. For the first time, three bound luxury catalogues are issued for a Rapp auction, among them a special catalogue for the spectacular Old Swiss collection “Ticino”, which alone sold for 4.5 million Swiss francs.

2008
Rapp Auctions presents the most significant portfolio of Swiss items in its history at that time.
The most expensive single Swiss stamp, a Rayon I light blue with a completely framed cross, is sold at a record price of 348,000 Swiss francs.

2007
Peter Rapp AG once again sets the international benchmark, realising sales of 18.25 million Swiss francs.

2001
Successful start into the new millennium: the Royal Philatelic Society of London entrusts Peter Rapp AG with the auction sale of the Alma Lee Collection; total realization 1.9 million Swiss francs.

1986
Opening of the Rapp Kunsthaus, Gallery for Contemporary Art.

1985
First auction in the company’s own business facility attended by a large international clientele.

1983
Construction of Rapp Auction’s spacious auction and business facility in Wil, SG, Switzerland.

1980
Entry in the Guinness Book of Records: world’s largest stamp auction ever: Over a period of eight days, 11,000 auction lots are sold for over 33.2 million Swiss francs — a record that still stands today.

1979
Legendary auction in an exciting time for philately realises 25 million Swiss francs — results that have never again been equalled worldwide for territories such as England, British Colonies, Switzerland, Spain and others.

1976
For the first time, more than ten million Swiss francs in sales during the Rapp Auction at Hotel International Zurich.

1971
First Rapp auction in the railway station buffet Zurich, sales total of 720,000 Swiss francs.

1970
Founding of Peter Rapp AG.

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