“Cash for Rares”: “How happy a fat man is when he sees someone fatter”: Waldi meets his doppelganger

"He doesn't look at me, he shows me his back - and he doesn't talk": Werner Hoffmann has good reasons why, after 23 years together, he wants to sell his life-size advertising display by the well-known cartoonist Perscheid.

“Cash for Rares”: “How happy a fat man is when he sees someone fatter”: Waldi meets his doppelganger

"He doesn't look at me, he shows me his back - and he doesn't talk": Werner Hoffmann has good reasons why, after 23 years together, he wants to sell his life-size advertising display by the well-known cartoonist Perscheid.

The 75-year-old music editor from Karlsruhe first turns the tables and takes over the moderation. He only introduces himself briefly and then questions Horst Lichter, "because the audience is more interested in you than in me." He wants to know what his favorite food is ("mashed potatoes in any form") and which comics he read as "little Horst" ("Asterix and everything with Scrooge McDuck").

As expert Sven Deutschmanek reports, Martin Perscheid, who died in 2021 at the age of 55, drew 4,300 cartoons and published 30 books - but couldn't really make a living from it and therefore kept taking on part-time jobs. The bald figure for sale here was just one of Perscheid's many creations. Hoffmann wants 250 euros for his display. Deutschmanek goes much higher and estimates the value at 600 to 800 euros.

The figure initially causes amusement in the dealer's room. “Waldi, is that a portrait of you?” asks Daniel Meyer in the direction of Walter Lehnertz. “Waldi” has no problem with that: “What makes a fat man happy when he sees someone fatter?” he says. "We stand by ourselves. There aren't enough good people."

When the salesman enters the room, everyone agrees that the bald man must go to "Waldi". It starts immediately at 300 euros, and nobody wants to go over that: “The property has found a buyer,” says Meyer. Hoffmann would like another helping, the deal is concluded for 350 euros. It even gets a little more: "Because you didn't bitch around, I'll add another twenty," says "Waldi" - and, looking at the man who won the auction, promises: "He'll have a place of honor with me!"

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