When entering the “Bares für Rares” studio, Horst Lichter immediately makes a faux pas. “You went through the rainbow,” he is reprimanded by Sven Deutschmanek. The expert has darkened the room and is currently trying out the lamp that he is supposed to examine. The fact that the presenter runs through the beam of light has at least one good thing: Deutschmanek always wondered where the rainbow ends. Now he knows: "On the spleen."
The lamp belongs to the sisters Jennifer and Ann-Kristin Flörkemeier, who traveled from East Westphalia. Deutschmanek describes it more as a light installation, "it's an art object." He dates the piece to the late 1970s. The rainbow lamp was designed by the Italian designer Andrea Bellosi.
The sisters put their pain threshold at 1,500 euros - and are therefore well in the middle: the expert estimates the value of the lamp at 1,400 to 1,600 euros.
Meanwhile, in the dealer's room, Julian Schmitz-Avila demonstrates what the lamp can do and throws a rainbow on the back wall of the bidding table. All five traders have left their seats and are admiring the spectacle.
In keeping with Keith Richards' 80th birthday, the sisters enter the room to the Rolling Stones song "She's a Rainbow". Schmitz-Avila starts with 150 euros. With the exception of Steve Mandel, everyone present takes part in the auction, so the bids initially rise to 1,100 euros.
The saleswomen play poker and demand 1200 euros - David Suppes agrees. So the Flörkemeiers don't quite get their desired price, but they still travel back to East Westphalia with a considerable sum. The sisters want to use the money to go on vacation with their mother.
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