With “Bares for Rares”, joy and sorrow are close together when it comes to expertise. In this case, from the point of view of the seller, the pendulum swung in the wrong direction, because Albert Maier’s assessment of his heirloom was quite clear.
Restaurant manager Paul Ombruschnik from Herten wanted to part with an heirloom at “Bares for Rares” and hoped for a lavish proceeds. However, expert Albert Maier had to step on the brakes quickly. Bruno Richter’s watercolor is neither in demand nor in particularly good condition. Although it depicts the Grossglockner, the ravages of time have already gnawed at the overall impression and given the mountain a yellow tinge that is difficult and time-consuming to restore.
But that was not the end of the damper. Although the artist has certainly brought some interesting oil paintings to the canvas in his career, this watercolor is simply “boring”, according to Albert Maier’s blunt opinion. Even the modest 300 euros he thought was too high and halved the sum. Paul Ombruschnik wasn’t particularly happy, but he didn’t want to take the picture home and reluctantly agreed to sell it for 150 euros.
After all: Wolfgang Pauritsch paid 170 euros
Luckily, Paul Ombruschnik’s visit to “Bares für Rares” was not entirely in vain. After the hard expertise, there was no miracle in the dealer room, but at least a sale for at least 170 euros. The Austrian Wolfgang Pauritsch, who also acted out of a certain bond with his homeland, paid for it. The others, however, gave the mountain the cold shoulder. Much stranger rarities from “Bares for Rares” can be found in the Video:
“Bares for Rares” will be broadcast as usual from Monday to Friday at 3:05 p.m. on ZDF. Reruns run on the offshoot ZDF Neo at 8:50 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. The concept of the show hasn’t changed to this day: people like Paul Ombruschnik have their goods appraised by experts and then haggle over the selling price in the dealer’s room.
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