Bidding crime at "Cash for rares": Senior couple rips off dealers coldly!

The sprightly couple, who wanted to sell a piece of jewelry on behalf of their daughter in the Thursday episode of “Bares for Rares”, looked likable and harmless. In the dealer room, the duo encountered the overwhelming power of the experienced dealers. But how the competition ended should have surprised the audience!

“A lovely couple,” said Horst Licher. Axel and Erika Krahn accepted the offer to doze off. “We’re not picky about that,” said the husband. The two later showed themselves to be less willing to negotiate with the dealers. They were tough like professionals!

“Before I mess around and have coffee come: You brought a nice piece of jewelry, where does it come from?” Asked the moderator. The couple had come from Traunstein on behalf of their daughter. They disdained grandma’s jewelry, they said.

“How many carats do you get?” Asks Horst Lichter

Expert Wendela Horz knew that the jewelry was probably created around 1970, and the designer is no stranger. The design came from the Spaniard Augustin Juliá-Plana, the other member of the group was the Swiss Simon Schlegel.

Exciting curiosity on the side: The jewelry of this team was very well known and popular in the USA at the time, while it is hardly known in Germany, explained the jewelry expert Wendela Horz.

Wendela Horz praised the color, size and number of the gemstones. Horst Lichter sounded more pragmatic: “How many carats are there?” The jewelry expert estimated a little less than 20 carats for the aquamarines and a little more for the amethysts.

Desired price: 4,000 euros

Axel and Erika Krahn named the ideal of the absent daughter as the desired price: 4,000 euros. Wendela Horz put the pure material purchase value well below: 1,700 euros. Reason for disillusion? Not really …

“You have to consider: It’s not just about the bracelet, but also about the designer”. Horz therefore agreed to the desired price of 4,000 euros. The couple was already happy for their daughter. Too early?

“That makes me very happy now,” said the moderator. He confessed that he suspected a lower estimate. “But I don’t have to bargain for you, now it’s your turn to trade!”, Lichter said goodbye to the duo in the dealer room.

“Wow, that looks good!” Enthused Fabian Kahl. The dealer found the couple’s jewelry “very unusual”.

Wolfgang Pauritsch was rightly happy: “Ui, these could be real gemstones – namely amethysts and aquamarines!” He chatted from the sewing box: All dealers are “delighted with this beautiful bracelet”.

The jewelry comes from Rio

Axel Krahn revealed the history of the family estate: His father gave the jewelry to his mother on a trip around the world. It was bought in Rio. The daughter, however, did not share the enthusiasm later.

“Let’s get the bike rolling,” said Wolfgang Pauritsch, starting with 2,000 euros. Elke Velten and Fabian Kahl went with them. David Suppes soon hit the 3,000 euro mark.

The couple acted cool. Even after the 3,000 euro bid, they did not let their cards be looked at. Instead, Axel Krahn was emphatically relaxed: “It’s better.” This scam pulled!

Elke Velten took the next big step: With 4,000 euros, the desired as well as the estimated price was reached. But the guests had obviously tasted blood and wanted more …

It was well over 4,000 euros

Wolfgang Pauritsch practically did PR for the couple: “Today there are jewelery manufacturers who produce exactly this type of new goods – the trend of the 1970s is right back on the rise!” The argument magically attracted the colleagues …

The commandments continued to skyrocket. But even when David Suppes raised it to 4,800 euros, Erika Krahn still confidently suggested: “If maybe the five were in front of it …” With success! Velten paid 5,000. The layman triumphed over the professionals.

Yesterday’s news: Robin Ginter from Berlin was hoping for “something four-digit” for the winter painting by Paul Weimann from 1930. Colmar Schulte-Goltz estimated it up to 1,700 euros. After all, dealer David Suppes paid 1,200 euros.

Ulla Kühne from Niederkassel wanted to sell a necklace with a 585 gold and platinum pendant. She was ready to accept “anything over 300 euros”. Wendela Horz recommended 400 euros. Fabian Kahl, the jewelry was worth 570 euros.

Lithographs, spark inductors and more

Ilona Hechtl and Werner Koskowski from Eggenfelden wanted to get rid of four lithographs by George Grosz from the 1920s / 30s. The couple hoped for 400 euros. Colmar Schulte-Goltz increased it to up to 1,000. David Suppes prevailed with 800 euros.

“It’s not a steam engine at all,” said Horst Lichter, disappointed. Hartmut Hennings from Cologne wanted to sell spark inductors and ammeters from the 1920s to 1940s. Desired price 100 euros, expertise from Detlev Kümmel: up to 350 euros. Fabian Kahl paid 250.

Klaus Reinecke from Bersenbrück wanted 50 to 60 euros for a table lamp from the 1970s. Expert Detlev Kümmel thought 50 euros was realistic. Elke Velten saw more potential in the lamp: It was worth 150 euros to her.

Leave a Comment