Head of Auctions
Peter Tobler joined Joh. Springer's Erben as Head of Auctions in the fall of 2021. Mr. Tobler has been in managerial role in several internationally active trading companies. As a competition-experienced sport shooter paired with a preference for modern and domestic products, he combines sales experience with a passion for our auction items. Overall responsible for the auction house, Mr. Tobler's focus is absolutely on the contact and exchange with our customers and contributors.
Deputy Head of Auctions
Bernhard Siller is your contact for the appraisal and evaluation of auction items. In addition he is responsible for the planning and coordination of all auctions. Being a passionate hunter and sport shooter he disposes of valuable know-how. Besides that he contributes his administrative knowledge as deputy head of auctions in Peter Tobler's team.
Mag.iur. Josef MÖTZ
Expert for Hunting & Antique Weapons
Josef Mötz is a lawyer, reserve officer and internationally renowned expert for handguns and military weapons. He has been active in the study of weapons and ammunition for 45 years, has been one of the most productive Austrian authors in the field of law, weapons and ammunition history and technological development since 1979 and publishes in renowned weapons journals. At Joh. Springer's Erben, he is our expert for the valuation and cataloguing of handguns and militaria.
Inventory & Warehouse
Lucas Wininger has been working for the company as a weapons and ammunition dealer since 2014 and completed his apprenticeship in our flagship store in Weihburggasse. He will be happy to advise you on all questions regarding the exhibition and general concerns of the auction.
Raphael Rab joined the company in 2018 as a weapons and ammunition dealer, and has been part of the auction team since 2020. He manages the weapons book, the entries and withdrawals in the Central Weapons Register, as well as the entries, collections and free sales. In addition, he supports the team with his expertise on Napoleonic and 1848 weapons.
Martin Schiffer worked for many years in the defence sector in international sales before concentrating on his passion, photography. The combination of industry knowledge and photographic expertise are the perfect prerequisites for putting our products and auction exhibits in the right light.
Christian Korn is responsible for the management of the warehouse, dispatch and exhibition.