It's been a long time since we've seen Horst Lichter so enthusiastic. "You're a top guy," he whistles, "you're such a top guy, it's unbelievable." It's a fourth-grader named Clemens who makes the moderator rave. The boy came from Wildberg in the Black Forest with his mother Anja Mann and just explained to the moderator how he got the object that he would like to sell at “Bares für Rares”. His school had been cleaned out, but he found the box too good to throw away and took it with him.
With so much courage you immediately win Lichter's heart. But what kind of box is that? As Detlev Kümmel explains, this is a reading box that is intended to familiarize young people with letters. The expert explains that the system was invented in the 18th century by the educator Johann Peter Hundeiker and is still used in Montessori schools today. He dates the copy here to the 1960s. When it comes to his asking price, Clemens is modest: the boy would like 20 to 30 euros for it. Kümmel goes over this easily: he estimates the value at 20 to 40 euros.
There is also great interest in the young salesman in the dealer room. Wolfgang Pauritsch wants to know whether the proceeds will go into the piggy bank. The fourth grader tells us about his plan: He wants to buy a Playstation. Julian Schmitz-Avila pricks up his ears and asks. Which version is he aiming for, “a fiver?”
But it's too expensive for the student, which is why Clemens Mann wants to buy a PS4. It costs 250 euros and he has already saved 100 euros. So a good bit is still missing. But then Schmitz-Avila comes around the corner with a surprising offer: he owns the PS5 and still has the previous version in his drawer. "If you want, I'll give you my foursome." The boy is speechless with joy.
“So not sold yet, and already a winner,” Pauritsch summarizes what happened and then moves on to the auction, which he starts with 20 euros. Jan Čížek and Esther Ollick are also taking part. The latter is awarded the contract for 80 euros. That's double to four times the estimated value - and there's a Playstation on top. The trip to Pulheim was worth it for Clemens Mann. “Then I can save for something else now,” the boy beams afterwards.
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