ABOUT US

BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

 

 

BECAUSE WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
Our mission is simple: create the best, hassle-free auction experience in antiques today. ratisbon's is run by History Trader AG and based on the concept of Klaus Butschek, one of the leading militaria specialists. Through his ideas and philosophy of customer service and upright dealing demonstrated over the last decade, he brings unrivalled knowledge and experience to the auction house.

OUR SERVICE

 

TRANSPARENCY

 


No hidden costs! ratisbon’s currently charges a 22,5% Buyer’s Premium including VAT on all items sold at auction.

 

0% PREMIUM

 


In our onlineshop all items are offered without any Buyer’s Premium added! Always!

 

PRESENTATION AT ITS BEST

 


ratisbon’s offers over 10.000 items in six exciting auction catalogues a year. Our specialists guarantee to provide accurate and detailed descriptions of items for both consignors and buyers.

 

360.000 PHOTOS

 


Our photo department showcases your treasures in the best possible light providing over 360.000 photos a year.

 

GUARANTEE

 


Unlike most auction houses, ratisbon’s offers a full guarantee to return lots won at auction. For more details click here.

 

CAREFUL PACKING

 


Our shipping team guarantees high quality packing reflecting the value and rarity of your desired goods.

 

FAIR SHIPPING COSTS

 


Thanks to our contracts with DHL, FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post our shipping rates are fairly reasonable! As a consequence of our expanding shipping volumes, we are in constant contact with our carriers to guarantee the best possible rates.

Customer‘s Feedback

What our customers say

What experts think about us

PIETER VERBRUGGEN

ratisbon's is an auction house that does everything to offer its customers original items. Their items are checked by well known experts. Items with any doubt are open for discussion on public fora and will be removed from the auction when necessary. They not only do everything on offering original items only ratisbon's also provides excellent communication and fast shipping! 

DIETRICH MAERZ

There are many auction houses but only very few offer the quality of vetted items like Ratisbon’s does. The online presentation, something so very important nowadays, is perfect with photos that give the customer all the confidence one can wish for. It is to the great credit of the owners that they don’t shy back to secure the opinions of experts in the hobby in order to offer the best possible quality to the customer. Together with the friendly and speedy service, there is not more to ask from an auction house.s.

 

Dietrich Maerz, author of several highly appraised collector book

PHILIPPE DE BOCK

With my main collection focus on German awards in general en German WW II combat awards more specific, I welcomed the start of the Auction house ratisbon’s in 2014. In a short period of time, they established the new company as a professional and modern auction house with a state of the art website with all necessary features to make both selling and buying through ratisbon’s an easy and comfortable experience. The authenticity of the awards on offer is of the utmost importance and unlike what we see at too many other auction houses much effort goes into high quality picturing of the awards offered for sale. This allows both the novice and experienced collector to clearly identify the award on offer and bid with confidence. Whenever a copy or questionable award should get into the auction it will be removed before bidding starts. So far working together with ratisbon’s both as a seller or buyer always was a pleasant and trouble-free experience. I wish them lots of success with future auctions and am confident that they will uphold their high-quality standards for all collectors to benefit from.

 

Philippe De Bock, Administrator: www.germancombatawards.com, Author of “The German Panzer Assault Badges of WW II”

RALF SIEGERT

Mit deutscher Militaria beschäftige ich mich seit meinem 13. Lebensjahr. Im Jahre 2007 ging ich mit meiner Seite www.dienstdolch.de online. In den Jahren 2009 bis dato folgten insgesamt sechs Fachpublikationen, die sich mit den Blankwaffen des 3. Reiches beschäftigen. Diese erschienen zum Teil auch in englischer und russischer Sprache. Neben meiner Tätigkeit als Autor mache ich auch Expertisen für Blankwaffen des 3.Reiches. Zu viele Kopien und Bastelstücke überschwemmen den Markt. Das Auktionshaus ratisbon's kenne ich als seriöses und freundliches Unternehmen welches stetig ein qualitatives und breitgefächertes Sortiment für den Militariasammler bereithält.

 

Ralf Siegert. Author mehrerer Fachbücher zu Blankwaffen des 3. Reichs

SASCHA WEBER

Ich bin 1977 in Heidelberg geboren und sammle seit meinem 12. Lebensjahr militärische Antiquitäten. Im Laufe meines Lebens spezialisierte ich mich auf Kampfabzeichen der Wehrmacht, Orden & Ehrenzeichen und deren Ver- packungstüten. Im Jahr 2001 gründete ich einen kleinen Verlag und veröffentlichte mein "Erstlingswerk" „Das Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen". Als Autor folgten weitere erfolgreiche Verlagstitel u. a. „Das Erdkampf- abzeichen der Luftwaffe", „Der Krimschild" und in Zusammenarbeit mit Gerhard R. Skora „Die Kriegsabzeichen der Kriegsmarine". Seit 2018 bin ich Herausgeber der neuen Zeitschrift „Militaria & Phaleristik" (MuP). Ich kenne das Auktionshaus ratisbon's, und insbesondere Herrn Butschek als seriösen Partner.

 

Sascha Weber. Author mehrerer Fachbücher zu Auszeichnungen der Wehrmacht