“Bares for Rares” disaster: Stubborn seller rejects all bids and leaves

A memory of the youth should make the cash register ring at “Bares für Rares”, but in the end nothing came of the sale. The last bid was not a bad one.

As a young man, Heribert Mackert from Dußlingen in Baden-Württemberg was a big fan of Karl May and westerns of all kinds. At the time, he found an old map from 1872 at a flea market that showed the railway network in the USA. For a few marks he took the parchment home with him and put it with his books.

Years later, the good man wanted to part with his treasure at “Bares for Rares”. The graduate economist imagined 500 euros as the minimum price and hoped for room for improvement. The expert Sven Deutschmanek could not confirm this due to the somewhat damaged condition, but he considered the desired minimum price to be feasible. Accordingly, Heribert Mackert was happy about the dealer card.

Cancellation despite strong bid: seller prefers to go home

Designed by Gaylord Watson (not to be confused with Gaylord Focker) in 1872, the card received mixed reactions in the dealer room. Susanne Steiger had absolutely nothing to do with the paper, while Daniel Meyer described it as amazing”, especially since it was elaborately colored afterwards. The first bid, however, was submitted by Wolfgang Pauritsch, who was determined to buy the map. Now it was all about the price.

However, Heribert Mackert was not really willing to negotiate. Of course, it was understandable that the first bid of 150 euros did not suit him, but even when Wolfgang Paurisch kept raising the price, the seller remained stubborn. In the end, 400 euros was in the room, a quite acceptable price, but here too the southern German was not willing to negotiate and refused. He probably didn’t think much of the idea of ​​not just meeting each other unilaterally.

In these cases it was far better. In the video you will find the most expensive pieces from “Bares for Rares”.

“Bares for Rares” runs on weekdays at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF, the offshoot ZDF Neo broadcasts repeats at 10:55 a.m. and at 7:20 p.m. The concept has not changed to this day. People like Heribert Mackert have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the selling price in the dealer’s room.

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