When Horst Lichter enters the studio, Detlev Kümmel bends over a huge stuffed animal: "Such a big rabbit is something," jokes Kümmel. "It has very beautiful eyelashes, it's a female animal," adds Horst Lichter. In fact, it is a dromedary lady that Claudia and Ralf-Ingo Wulbusch from Oldenburg brought to "Bares for Rares". His parents had a toy store in the 1970s, and the Andromedar was a holdover, Wulbusch explains.
The expert now has the floor and confirms what even the layman sees at first glance: the animal comes from the Steiff brand, which is easy to recognize by the label on the neck and the typical button in the ear. However, the dromedary was not made for sale to children, as it was too big to be a cuddly toy. "It's a studio animal," says cumin, which was used to display in shop windows. It was made between 1972 and 1981.
The Wulbuschs would like 150 euros for the stuffed animal. But due to the good state of preservation, Detlev Kümmel goes above and beyond: he estimates the value at 450 to 500 euros. "But I actually think that's very realistic. It's beautiful," says Lichter. "And now without any nonsense: I'm totally in love. I never thought that I could fall in love with a dromedary," whispers the moderator.
Lisa Nüdling also likes the cuddly animal when she examines it. Wolfgang Pauritsch opens the round of bidders with 50 euros, but Nüdling follows her heart and places the highest bid with 180 euros. She takes her new acquisition directly to her seat. The dromedary baptizes her "Blondie".
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library