German coin dealer and auction firm Fritz Rudolph Künker’s latest
series of auctions, held June 30 to July 4, were the first conducted
since the company opened new offices in May.
The company remains in Osnabrück but is now located at Nobbenburger
Straße 4a, in a new building specifically designed for the company’s
needs. It had outgrown its previous headquarters and was actually
using three distinct settings before the move.
All 40 employees and the company library were brought together in
the new building, which is close to the previous headquarters site.
The move allowed the library to be reorganized; it now includes 800
linear meters of shelf space, providing “a great deal of room for new
publications,” the firm reported in a press release.
The heart of the house is the giant, passable safe with 60 cubic
meters of interior space, boasting the most up-to-date security
technology, according to the firm.The safe is not the only area of the
facility where security is maintained, however.
“Security is a big issue today. And that’s the reason why the office
space is strictly separated from the customer area,” said Ulrich
Künker, managing director of the firm.
Customers may enter the premises directly from the company’s own
underground parking garage, in another nod to safety.
Customer service areas extend to three floors, with a spacious
reception room on one floor, and the “oval office” where private
meetings may be conducted, on another floor. The third floor offers
the best daylight conditions for those who want to view coins from
upcoming auctions in a viewing gallery, according to the firm.
The firm will continue to conduct its auctions at the Steigenberger
Hotel Remarque, including a new group of sales scheduled for Oct. 4 to 10.
“For our clients, nothing has changed besides the address,” Ulrich Künker said.
For more information about the firm, telephone it at (011) 49 541
96 20 20, email it or visit its website.