The Barons of Leonrod – Royal Chamberlain, Lord Steward, Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighter

The Barons of Leonrod – Royal Chamberlain, Lord Steward, Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighter

A78l | Live auction | 179 Lots

15. March 2019

Online catalogue available in mid-February!

Our auction "The Barons of Leonrod – their unique estate" includes circa 179 lots. The descriptions are in German, with English translations of objects above a certain threshold. The printed catalogue has approx. 224 pages on high-gloss paper in the format 21x21 cm. In our high-quality thread-bound catalogue with hardback (wipeable), all lots are illustrated in color.

Information
Order number: A78l
Auktion: 78
Number of lots 179
Department: Collections, Orders & Militaria
Description

The estate coming to auction here contains a vast number of rare objects decorations, all accumulated within one dynasty, the Barons of Leonrod, that is hardly ever offered in such an outstanding quality, completeness and impeccable provenance.

Of particular importance is the share of Wilhelm Freiherr von Leonrod, Chamberlain of the last Bavarian Monarch. His estate alone comprises of 99 objects, 15 of which are grand-crosses of exceptional rarity and beauty, uniforms, caps and helmets, all the way to private photographs and parts of his personal library. Of rather tragic nature is the contribution of the last in the male line, Ludwig Freiherrn von Leonrod. A large batch of photographs and documents detailing the life of a nobleman, executed by his Nazi henchmen in 1944 in Berlin-Plötzensee after the failed attempt on Hitler in July of the same year. 

Auction Dates

Friday, 15th March, 2019 | Start: 1pm | Lots: 1000 - 1178

Pre-sale viewing

Sunday, 10th March, 2019 | 2pm - 6pm 

Monday, 11th March, 2019 | 2pm - 6pm 

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 | 2pm - 6pm 

Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 | 2pm - 6pm 

Friday, 15th March, 2019 | 9am -12pm 

 

Auction location

Hermann Historica, Linprunstraße 16, 80335 Munich, Germany

Information
Order number: A78l
Auktion: 78
Number of lots 179
Department: Collections, Orders & Militaria