Auctioneer Carsten Saure (*1973) studied business mathematics at the TU Darmstadt and founded the auction house Saure after graduating in 1999.
He is regarded as the expert in the field of "Wiking models". He published his knowledge in 2008 in the "Wiking Manual of Old Models", which is considered a standard work.
The offices are located in the Cologne district of Mülheim and are well suited for travel by car. Free parking is usually available in the immediate vicinity.
The hall auctions take place in the Liebfrauensaal rented for this purpose. It is located in the heart of Cologne-Mülheim at Adamsstraße 21 and is easily accessible by public transport through the nearby subway station Wiener Platz. There are numerous free parking spaces in its immediate vicinity.
A small charity auction of donated Wiking models is held as part of each Christmas auction. Since the foundation of the auction house, more than 73000 Euros have been passed on to social projects.
In the first years, the proceeds were used to support a Brazilian street children project. Since 2012 the auction results will be sent to the Cologne organisation wünschdirwas e.V. which enables seriously ill children to fulfil special wishes.
1999 Foundation of the auction house, since then four auctions of Wiking models annually
2001 AutoBild reports in a four-page article about the Viking auction
2001 The news channel n-tv reports on the Viking auction
2004 The TV magazine "Planetopia" (SAT 1) shows a report about the auction house Saure
2005 More than 500 collectors have subscribed to the auction catalogue for the first time
2006 With a surcharge of €10,100, the legendary Thyssen truck achieves record earnings
2005 The TV magazine Rasthaus (SWR) reports about the auction house
2008 Publication of the "Wiking-Handbuch der alten Modelle"
2010 Realisation of the "Rautenberg Auction" as a special event (world's largest Wiking ship and aircraft collection)
2012 On the occasion of the 50th auction, a Viking advertising model from the Saure auction house will be published for the first time.
2013 The TV magazine "Galileo" (PRO 7) shows an article about the auction house Saure
2013 Integration of pure Internet live auctions in the auction weekends
2014 The Wiking Auction is extended by the category "Other Model Cars
2015 More than 450 bidders participate in the Christmas auction for the first time
2017 A Wiking advertising model from the auction house Saure will now appear for each auction
2018 First implementation of the Internet LiveAuction on the improved, self-developed platform