The German auction house Andreas Thies e.K. was founded in 1985 as a “Kommanditgesellschaft” and has held regular auctions of high quality Orders, Medals, and Decorations, as well as Military Antiques, since 1991. In Spring of 2014, Andreas Thies, LTC (Ret.) Thomas Johnson, and COL (Ret.) Michael Everett formed the U.S. branch Thies & Johnson Military Auctions, LLC in order to bring the same expertise and professional auction services to collectors and consignors stateside. Revolutionizing the militaria auction industry by offering streaming and bidding on two different online auction platforms, the auction house aimed to facilitate bidding ease for customers and maximizing exposure for consignors.
In 2016, the company streamlined to Thies Auctions, LLC, offering consignors three modes of showcasing their collections: international firearms through Kessler & Thies GmbH, international collections through Andreas Thies e.K., and USA collections through Thies Auctions, LLC. We continue to strive for excellence in sales, service, and authenticity while utilizing the newest tools and applications.