An old suitcase makes Horst Lichter become very nostalgic: "Now you can see again how many professions have actually died out," he says to Sven Deutschmanek at the sight of the monster that is in the "Bares for Rares" studio. "Today everything comes out of the press," replies the expert. But that's not what Lichter is aiming for: "Not only that. In fact, there used to be porters at train stations who loaded the suitcases with their carts."
In fact, Tanita Schneider didn't buy the property to travel. The 26-year-old school secretary from Hallenberg bought the suitcase from an online platform for just 10 euros as storage space and for decoration. But due to its dimensions, it takes up too much space and should go.
The expert provides a few details about the good piece, which comes from the renowned suitcase and bag factory Moritz Mädler from Leipzig and was made between 1910 and 1920. Deutschmanek praises the good condition and smell of the approximately 100-year-old part.
The seller would like 100 to 200 euros for it. Sven Deutschmanek thinks that's realistic: he estimates the value at 100 to 150 euros.
Roman Runkel examines the huge suitcase in the dealer's room. Meanwhile, Markus Wildhagen remembers that there were still porters at Düsseldorf Central Station when he was a child. And Fabian Kahl only has one question: Does it smell or not?
At the auction that follows, Runkel and Wildhagen drive the price up together. In the end, Roman Runkel was awarded the contract for 210. That's not just 60 euros more than the estimated value - it's more than 20 times the purchase price. A great deal for Tanita Schneider, who can not only be happy about the money - but also about the regained space in her apartment.
Source: "Bares for Rares" in the ZDF media library