Not everyone who finds their way to “Bares for Rares” acts in pure self-interest. Guido Pistel, for example, was on the road on behalf of his mother, but unfortunately couldn’t fill her cash register in the end.
With a family heirloom in his luggage, Guido Pistel went to “Bares for Rares” and hoped to get a good price for the painting. If his information is correct, the picture was taken in 1645 and is therefore a real antique. In any case, his grandfather got it from a nobleman over 100 years ago during the First World War.
Expert Albert Maier thought the picture was about 100 years younger, but the story around it was realistic. He also identified the gentleman depicted as Stanislav II, King of Poland by trade. Due to the poor condition, however, it had to contradict the desired price of 3,500 euros. He could only pass, so the clear announcement from Albert Maier. 1200 euros are the maximum that can be achieved. The visibly disappointed seller still wanted to try his luck in the dealer room. Should someone go a little further, his mother would be happy too. But unfortunately he should be wrong.
Despite clever tricks: In the end, the sale does not materialize
Not with a loaded pistol, but at least recovered from the initial shock, the seller made his way to the dealership. There, however, the good Stanislaus caused little enthusiasm, to which the missing signature of the picture also contributed. The highest bid was 600 euros, whereupon Guido Pistel actually came up with a nice trick, which, however, was not rewarded. He suggested selling the picture for 800 euros and paying an additional 200 euros for his mother out of pocket so as not to fill her vacation budget for a cruise that low. But since nobody wanted to go into that, he took Stanislaus back home with him. It went much better in the following cases, as the video shows you.
“Bares für Rares” runs on ZDF at 3:05 pm on weekdays. The ZDF Neo offshoot broadcasts repetitions at 8:50 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The concept of the program has not changed in more than 1,000 episodes: experts evaluate the goods brought in before haggling over the sales price in the dealership.
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