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Norbert Munsch
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D-56459 Elbingen
Dr. Markus Brandis
President Email
President Address
Bassenge Buchauktionen GbR
Erdener Str. 5a
D-14193 Berlin

Since 1949, the Verband Deutscher Antiquare (VDA) has been considered the most important network of the German rare book trade.
Founded in 1949, it currently counts 201 members who adhere to the ILAB Code of Usages and Customs, which provides customers with guarantees such as:

- All items for sale are fully and accurately described, with all known defects disclosed.
- All items are authentic and clearly priced.
- All valuations and appraisals are fair and in keeping with the antiquarian book market.

Every year, the VDA organises the Rare Book Fair Stuttgart, the largest showcase for the wide range of the antiquarian and print trade
in Germany.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2021 and 2022 fairs took place in form of a virtual fair, accompanied by a substantial printed catalogue which remains available for download HERE.

The VDA regularly publishes an updated member directory. Please contact Mr Norbert Munsch at the VDA Head Office to order a copy (at no charge). EMAIL.

The standing committee is elected by the members for a duration of two years.


Dr. Markus Brandis (Bassenge Buch-Auktionen GbR, Berlin), President
Meinhard Knigge (Antiquariat Knigge, Hamburg), Vice-President
Dieter Zipprich (Antiquariat Zipprich, Bamberg), Treasurer
Elvira Tasbach (Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach), Committee Member
Christian Strobel (Antiquariat Christian Strobel), Committee Member

Impressions from the 2020 Rare Book Fair Stuttgart

Stuttgart Rare Book Fair 2020

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