“Cash for Rares”: The saleswoman is happy: her king pheasant sells for almost five times the purchase price

Horst Lichter feels strangely reminded of the comedian Jerry Lewis.

“Cash for Rares”: The saleswoman is happy: her king pheasant sells for almost five times the purchase price

Horst Lichter feels strangely reminded of the comedian Jerry Lewis. There is a pheasant on the expert table at “Cash for Rares”. Patricia Schmidt brought it with her. The 60-year-old administrative employee from Aschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt would like to part with the good piece.

As Colmar Schulte-Goltz explains, the bird is actually a royal pheasant. It was made in the Meissen porcelain factory between 1924 and 1933. The design comes from the sculptor Paul Walther and was made in 1921. However, the condition is not entirely optimal, as the expert shows. A piece of the beak is missing. “The colleague picked too much,” adds Lichter.

The seller would like 300 euros for the bird. Schulte-Goltz has a completely different idea: much to Patricia Schmidt's surprise, he estimates the value to be between 1,500 and 1,800 euros. “That sounds great,” says the 60-year-old happily. “We are very satisfied,” says Horst Lichter.

In the dealer's room, Susanne Steiger and Sarah Schreiber examine the pheasant. Thorsden Schlößner starts the auction with 400 euros - and has thus directly exceeded the seller's desired price. A bidding war then develops between Friedrich Häusser and Sarah Schreiber, who together drive the price to 1,400 euros. In the end, Petra Schmidt bargains for an extra 50 and sells her porcelain piece for 1,450 euros - almost five times the desired price. A great deal! Her conclusion: “It wasn’t difficult for me to say goodbye to the pheasant.”

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