“Bares for Rares” expert misjudges completely: 95-year-old creams right off

With a self-used rarity from the 30s, a pensioner tried his hand at the junk show. After a setback in expertise, he finally experienced his blue miracle in the dealer room.

“There’s no longer a suitcase like that.” Ernst Nordmann joined in during his visit “Bares for Rares” immediately clear that he has a true rarity in his luggage. Of the 95-year-old former dentist from Cologne really brought one to the junk show imposing suitcase With. What makes this special apart from its size: Ernst’s family actually traveled with it. His parents bought it in 1936 when Ernst was nine years old. You really don’t see a witness to such an old piece every day with “Bares for Rares” or as Horst Lichter put it when he found out about Ernst’s age: “Respect.”

For me it’s really nice to have an object where I have a contemporary witness with me. We very rarely have that. Normally, I can only guess at the suitcases,” said expert Detlev Kümmel, who was visibly enthusiastic about Ernst Nordmann’s visit and was able to elegantly skip the usual age determination: “Bought in 1936. Well, then we’ve already clarified that.” However, Kümmel was then allowed to say who made the case, even if the seller could also have contributed: It is a Mädler case, which is indicated by the coat of arms of Moritz Mädler, a suitcase and bag factory founded in Leipzig in 1850.

The rarity was almost as old as its owner. © Screenshot from ZDF

Due to its size, the suitcase is no longer practical in the age of the airplane, but Kümmel emphasized that you can transport an entire wardrobe with it, with a number of large and small compartments and devices for coat hooks. A special highlight of Ernst’s suitcase: “The fabric doesn’t smell. What we do very often, you open the trunk and then you think: ‘Oh dear…'”

Afterwards, however, the expert also pointed out a number of signs of wear, in fact it was even completely painted over with black paint from the outside. However, this is not necessarily a shortcoming: “You can see this suitcase – and I find that very charming with this suitcase – that it lived.” Ernst Nordmann was therefore able to feel vindicated in his trip to “Bares for Rares” and called out a desired price of 600 to 800 euros. Despite all the sympathy, Detlev Kümmel did not go with him, his estimate was based on the condition 400 to 500 euros. “With two tear holes,” the 95-year-old said he was willing to sell it for 500 euros if necessary, but he still wanted to see what the dealers had to say about his suitcase. Other rarities were also convincing at “Bares für Rares” thanks to a few years under their belt, as this video shows you:

Expertise is quickly trumped by betting

In the dealer room, Ernst Nordmann then revealed himself as a “Bares for Rares” fan: “Waldi is missing with the 80 euros”he said in reference to Walter Lehnertz, who was not present. “We’ll get over that,” Susanne Steiger reassured him directly. At the latest when Ernst revealed his age, he also had the sympathy in the dealer room on his side: “My dear Scholli. But respect,” said Julian Schmitz-Avila appreciatively and colleague Jan Cizek agreed: “Absolutely respect. Absolutely.”

After the usual formalities, Cizek opened the round with 100 euros and thus ruined the tour for Steve Mandel: “Ah, wait a minute. I wanted to start with 80 euros.” Ernst Nordmann naturally had to include the homage to Waldi, which is why Mandel then offered 80 euros and Cizek continued with 100 euros. It didn’t stay that way for long, especially Jan Cizek and Markus Wildhagen outdid each other every second. Wildhagen went up to 500 euros after a short time, which means that the expertise was already reached, but he and his dealer colleague were far from finished.

“I’m praying,” said Nordmann at 550 euros and that apparently had an effect. In the Wildhagen vs. Cizek duel, the sum offered climbed diligently. “Ah, that’s a lot, yes,” said Cizek… when they had reached 950 euros. “So, whoever of you two now says 1000 has it“, predicted Schmitz-Avila – and should be completely right: After another back and forth, Markus Wildhagen threw a whopping 1,000 euros into the room, which was too much for Jan Cizek. “I told you so,” Schmitz-Avila then confirmed to himself. “I wish you all the best. Many more healthy years,” said Wildhagen to Ernst Nordmann when he handed him the money, and he replied in his consistently friendly manner: “But the same to you.” So Mr. Nordmann managed to double the expert estimate. And what did he intend to do with the 1,000 euros? “I’ll put them in the family. I have enough children and grandchildren.”

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The price may be higher now. Price from 04/09/2022 02:00

The junk show “Bares for Rares” runs from Monday to Friday at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF, repeats can be seen on ZDF Neo at 10:40 a.m. and at 7:20 p.m. The concept of the show hasn’t changed over the years: people like Ernst Nordmann have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the selling price in the dealer’s room.

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