A valuable diamond bracelet was for sale, but the most emotional moment had nothing to do with the jewelry: the family of the young saleswoman knew Lichter! Both were visibly touched when it dawned on the moderator who was standing in front of him.
“So my dear Wendela, what do we have nice?” Asked the moderator. “Something fantastic!” found the expert Wendela Horz. “But that’s a bling, my dear sir!”
The presenter wanted to find out more about the history of the object for sale from the seller Jennifer. Her grandfather gave the bracelet to grandma while she was alive, she said. “If something happens to me, you’ll have a good time,” is said to have been his thought.
According to the young woman, grandpa drove 24-hour races. “The museum in Jammelshofen is predestined for us to reinvest something there,” explained the retail clerk. Horst Lichter was amazed to see who was standing in front of him!
“Then I know who that is,” Lichter was suddenly certain. “Yes, you know my grandpa,” Jennifer hoped. “Of course, that’s Mr. Erpelding!” said the moderator. The young lady beamed with delight that Lichter was right…
We were talking about Frithjof Erpelding, founder of the Classic Race Museum in the Eifel. “Would you like me to tell you something really crazy?” Lichten asked Wendela Horz. “I’m getting chills down my back right now…” He lived in the old carpentry shop above the museum, the moderator said.
The young lady also had childhood memories of lights: “Because I went to your restaurant in Butzheim with my parents and grandparents,” says Stoll. “I think we have to talk about the bracelet now,” Lichter recalled about his moderation assignment.
The late grandfather and Lichter shared a passion for racing machines. “The bracelet is at least as wonderful as a racing machine – for me,” explained Wendela Horz. There were good reasons for that…
“The embodiment of elegance and opulence as it was sought in the 1940s,” enthused the expert. Grandma wanted 5,000 euros, Wendela Horz estimated up to 10,000. Lichter realized that the saleswoman was fighting back tears…
“It’s nice that Horst can remember my family, I found that very moving,” said saleswoman Jennifer in front of the dealer’s room. There, Walter Lehnertz took a close look at the jewelry.
“At 80 you don’t do anything here, these are brilliant glasses,” Lehnertz was impressed. The seller had hoped that Lehnertz would not start with his famous €80 bid. Rightly so!
Elke Velten asked the colleague about the quality of the diamonds. “Crystal clear,” replied Walter Lehnertz (left). “That’s a bit lavish for you,” said Elke Velten to the young lady.
When asked about the quality of the stones, the saleswoman replied that the expert opinion revealed 750 white gold and eleven carats. “Then I was right with my expertise: At 80 you don’t do anything there,” commented Walter Lehnertz.
Walter Lehnertz (centre) was curious about the expertise award. “It often helps us that they loosen up here sometimes,” he tried his hand at helping the saleswoman. This named the range of 8,000 to 10,000 euros that Wendela Horz had recommended.
“Then I’ll continue with 5,000,” said Thorsden Schlößner (left). Elke Velten raised to 6,000. Christian Vechtel spoke of a “beautiful Elke step”. Walter Lehnertz agreed: “Yes, we rarely have the thousand steps.”
Thorsden Schlößner went to 6,500, Velten jumped less this time: to 6,700 euros. “You don’t sell something like that every day, it can also happen that you as a dealer get stuck on it for six months or nine months,” Walter Lehnertz pointed out.
Thorsden Schlößner (left) gave up and Velten bought the jewelry. The racing driver’s granddaughter was happy for her grandma: “I think grandpa was watching and that’s a very nice thing!” Horst Lichter was certainly happy with her.
A couple wanted to sell a Danish ceramic elephant from the 1950s. Despite the tusk falling off during transport, Albert Maier valued it at 200 euros. Elke Velten paid 260 euros.
A saleswoman wanted to get rid of four 1970s-style plastic designer chairs because she didn’t like the chairs at all. Sven Deutschmanek confirmed her desired price of 400 euros. Elke Velten only paid 250 euros for it.
The Carl Zeiss 35mm projector from 1955 showed photos from a classic 35 mm film. Two sisters hoped for 50 euros for the antique. Sven Deutschmanek estimated up to 80. Walter Lehnertz paid 120 euros.
Wendela Horz found the brass snuffbox “exciting”, which she estimated to have been made around 1760. The desired price was 700 euros. Horz considered up to 1,000 to be realistic. Thorsden Schlößner paid 920 euros.
This article was written by Michael Eichhammer
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