Michele and Giuseppe De Filippis do not walk into the Pulheim rolling mill. No: they dance. After all, the two Gießeners are ballet teachers. And they are identical twins - also dressed identically. Horst Lichter is very enthusiastic when he sees the brothers: "Oh my God - now look at that!" he calls out as the two approach with a loud "Buongiorno". "I have to take a look at that. That's great!" And Heide Rezepa-Zabel also speaks of "eye candy".
The brothers were born in Italy, but have been living in Germany for 30 years. Lights can't get enough of his guests: "I could keep you two here forever," enthuses the moderator. "I absolutely love you two."
At "Bares for Rares" the twins want to sell an old piece of jewelery and use the proceeds to buy a ballet barre for their dance school. It is originally an earring in the form of garandoles that dates from the mid-18th century, as Rezepa-Zabel knows. Specifically, she would date the piece to between 1730 and 1750, which would make the jewelry almost 300 years old. The piece was then made into a brooch in the 19th century.
When asked about the desired price, the twins answer in unison: "Two times two". So 400 euros. But that can't be done with Heide Rezepa-Zabel: she estimates the value at 1000 to 1200 euros based on age. "Then two ballet bars," the brothers rejoice. Horst Lichter promises: "Then I'll come and try dancing." With the words "You are a sensation" he says goodbye to the De Filippis in the dealer room.
The two twins are also well received there. "Waldi" starts at 180 euros. But dealers aren't quite sure what the value of this old piece is. After the brothers reveal details from the expertise, the bids slowly increase. The highest bid comes from Elke Velten-Tönnies with 700 euros. After a brief consultation, the sellers agree. Michele and Giuseppe De Filippis are visibly satisfied with the proceeds: "We are very happy and had a lot of fun."