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Rölli Auctions & Philately: A Success Story

Over a period of 60 years Rolf and Beatrice Rölli developed a passion for stamps. They learnt their craft from the ground upwards and their hobby became a profession. In 1975, they founded our auction house. Since 1987, their daughter Christina Bamford-Rölli has worked in the company. Business partner Peter Suter then joined the business in 2003. In 2004 the business was handed over to the second generation of the family. We run our company with great personal commitment and continue with our passion for philately.

Rölli Auctions & Philately Success Story:

2018: Renaming of the company to Rölli Auktionen AG and relocation to the current company headquarters in Rothenburg near Lucerne

2016: Re-branding of the company and launch of new website

2013 / 2015: Senior Principals Beatrice and Rolf Rölli-Schär pass away

2010-2017: Implementation of two additional online live auctions

2010: 50th Auction - a wonderful successful event with 220 attendees

2008: Introduction of our live online auction - participating in our auction via the internet becomes a reality

2006: Renaming of the company to Rölli-Schär AG

2005: Relocation to Seidenhofstrasse 2 in Lucerne with our own auction room. New corporate identity and new website

2004: Transfer of management to the second generation of the Rolli Family

2003: Peter Suter joins the business

Since 2001: the catalogue is now produced in full colour, Layout is created in house

1994: Office upgrade to PC based computers

Since 1990: Jürg Horni holds post of Auctioneer

1987: Christina Bamford-Rölli joins the company

Since 1986: company starts to auction international items

1981-1986: Rolf Rolli-Schär is President of the Swiss Stamp Dealers Association

1985: Office relocates to Seidenhofstrasse 10 in Lucerne

1980: catalogue is produced using magnetic cards and the IBM 360

1977: Office relocates to Luzern the Kapellgasse 21

1975-1990: Peter Frey holds post of Auctioneer

1975: R + B Rölli-Schär AG auction house founded in Horw, Kanton Luzern

1963: Beatrice Rölli-Schär starts to create today's auction house

1945: Rolf Rolli- Schar begins stamp collecting

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