"Cash for rares": For Plasberg "a bit tricky"

“Bares for Rares”
“A bit tricky” for Plasberg

Anne Gesthuysen and Frank Plasberg visited presenter Horst Lichter at “Bares für Rares”.

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Anne Gesthuysen and Frank Plasberg visited Horst Lichter with a special item from the journalist’s collection.

In a new XXL evening edition of “Bares für Rares” on ZDF, Frank Plasberg (64) and his wife, the journalist Anne Gesthuysen (52), brought a special piece from his collection, which includes enamel signs, among other things. In their luggage, the couple had an old advertising sign for flashlights and batteries from the Daimon brand from the 1950s.

Even before Sven Deutschmanek (45) could begin his assessment as an expert, Plasberg admitted: “It’s a bit tricky because it’s a gift from a former girlfriend. Yes, I had a past life.” He was “a little pissed off” because he called this old friend and she couldn’t remember what she paid.

Deutschmanek, among other things a specialist in old advertising, spoke of a “low-budget sign”. From the coloring and the design of the face you can clearly see that the stand comes from the 50s. However, Plasberg apparently did not agree with all of Deutschmanek’s comments, who discovered a few shortcomings and modifications. But he asked the TV chef and presenter Horst Lichter (59) and his wife with a smile: “Do you also get the impression that he is just talking badly?”

Deutschmanek later emphasized particularly positively that the main motif had “no major damage”. He therefore considered Plasberg’s desired price of 250 euros to be a “very realistic estimate”. The expert estimated an estimated amount of 250 to 320 euros.

“What loves teasing himself”

During the visit, Gesthuysen and Plasberg joked with each other several times. For example when they talked about an old boat he had bought and sometimes barely allowed each other to speak. For example, he asked her: “May I tell you something?”

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This relaxed atmosphere also prevailed among the dealers. “There’s something for the Eifel again,” said Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz (54) as soon as he saw the good piece. In a good mood, Plasberg and his “current wife” then sold to Waldi for 500 euros – well above the estimate.

“This is the typical example of a happy married couple,” said dealer Wolfgang Pauritsch (49) when the two had left the room. “What loves each other teases each other – and they go very well together.” Lights also raved about whether it wasn’t “wonderful” to experience “so natural” people.

A lucky find in the flea market

Right at the beginning of the show, there was also a very special highlight on November 24th. Peter Hartmann (56) from Würzburg bought a painting for 30 euros at a flea market around 20 years ago. Since the expert Colmar Schulte-Goltz (47) assumed an original by the Austrian painter Arthur Nikodem for the present work, he gave a “conservative, cautious estimate” of 10,000 to 12,000 euros despite “some wounds”. Dealer Daniel Meyer (48) was even willing to pay 13,000 euros.

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