Online auction – Maximilian Schell’s estate: GC dress, tennis racket and a house

Nastassja Schell has parted with personal treasures and mementos from the estate of her world-famous father. Over 290 objects were auctioned online.

Oscar winner Maximilian Schell has collected a lot in his life.


Personal pocket calendars, tennis rackets or an antique collection of Goethe works: large parts of the estate of actor Maximilian Schell went under the hammer on Saturday.

A picture by the German painter Thomas Hartmann was sold as the most expensive piece at the online auction for over 10,000 euros. His daughter Nastassja Schell parted with the memorabilia in order to make room and to be able to close with the past. “Papa collected a lot,” she said.

A total of 290 items, some of them very personal, were auctioned via the online auction house Aurena. The house that Schell on the Hebalm – located on the border between Styria and Carinthia – once built is also to be sold.

For sale: The house built by Schell himself with one hectare of land all around.

For sale: The house built by Schell himself with one hectare of land all around.

The total amount of income was not disclosed. For her father, his fans were always the most important thing, said Nastassja Schell after the auction. “For me it is nice that so many people were able to purchase his memorabilia through the auction.”

MS - this tennis racket also found a new owner.

MS – this tennis racket also found a new owner.

In addition to a portrait of Schell himself for almost 2200 euros, a designer lounger was sold for over 1300 euros and an old radio for almost 100 euros. Also on offer were his televisions, a napkin ring with a monogram and the certificate of his Golden Globe award.

A jersey with the name “Schell” from the football club Grasshopper Club Zürich, where Schell played himself at a young age and remained a fan of his life, was also for sale.

Schell, whose long and elegant scarves became his trademark, achieved his breakthrough to world fame with his Oscar win. In 1962 he received the award for best leading actor for “The Judgment of Nuremberg”. Numerous awards for the film and theater actor, director and producer followed.

Schell died in 2014 at the age of 83 as a result of a sudden and serious illness in Tyrol. Born in Vienna, he spent the last part of his life with his wife, who was more than 40 years his junior, on a mountain farm in Preitenegg in Carinthia, Austria. The farm, which he had built according to his ideas, should also be sold for at least 750,000 euros, according to his daughter’s wish.


Published: 01/16/2021, 4:14 pm

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