"Oh my god, what a beauty!" exclaims Horst Lichter when he sees the travel bar that Bianca Berding is examining. The moderator only misses a "delicious little liquor", otherwise he has nothing to complain about in the wooden chest filled with glasses and carafes.
They brought Martina and Norbert Halbritter with them. The couple from Vechta bought it in an antiques shop in France. Now they want to part with it and use the proceeds to buy a nice guitar.
But first of all, the expert has the floor: This travel bar is also called "Captain's Liqueur Bar", according to Berding. These portable bars would have evolved from the old first-aid kits. The example admired here dates from the Victorian period and was manufactured in England at the end of the 19th century. The glasses are made of hand-blown lead crystal glass.
The Halbritters would like 500 euros for it. That could work with effort and emergency: Berding estimates the value at 400 to 500 euros. But she underestimated the level of enthusiasm in the dealership: "How beautiful," Lisa Nüdling rejoices when she examines the object, "it's beautiful! Look at it."
The other dealers share the euphoria: the second bid jumps to 600 euros and thus exceeds the Halbritters' desired price. In the end, it was Wolfgang Pauritsch and Sarah Schreiber who engaged in an exciting bidding war - with the better ending for the Austrian: Pauritsch was awarded the incredible sum of 1200 euros - 700 euros above the estimated value.
"When you fall in love with a shock, the numbers don't matter at that moment," says Pauritsch. Knowing full well that he has just paid a lot of money. But it's worth it to him.
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library