From Tinnef to pompous pieces of jewelry to antique paintings – in the ZDF show Bares for Rares a wide variety of objects are auctioned. Some loft finds cause real price sensations.
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We show you the three most expensive parts that were sold at Bares for Rares.
The most expensive exhibit of all time at Bares for Rares: a diamond cross
According to experts, this relic, which made history at Bares for Rares on May 22, 2019, is proud to be 300 years old: Cosima and her daughter Stefanie from Rülzheim put their heirloom, a diamond-studded cross, for sale in the XXL broadcast at Schwerin Castle. Dr. Heide Rezepa-Zabel explained at the time that – although it is very large and splendid – the cross was worn as a necklace pendant by a wealthy bishop in his time. During the expertise, the cross turns out to be a real sensation: The piece of jewelry, which is set with 40 carat diamonds, should contain real wood splinters from the cross of Jesus Christ!
In the subsequent bidding battle, Susanne Steiger fights for the valuable relic at a price of 42,000 euros. After the purchase, the jewelry dealer bursts into tears: “This is a piece that, as a dealer, simply opens your heart, where you look for your entire life.”
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The second most expensive exhibit at Bares for Rares: a classic car
Gerd Kirstein from Marl put a very special car up for sale at Bares for Rares. The professional driver bought the Borgward classic car in 1998 for DM 7,000. Then he restored the convertible for about 40,000 DM for two years. However, the expertise shows that the car from 1961 has some blemishes. Sven Deutschmanek estimated the value of the classic car at around 38,000 euros.
The Austrian art dealer and auctioneer Wolfgang Pauritsch does not sell any vintage cars himself, but he does get in touch with one of his colleagues. Even if Gerd Kirstein can only part with his car in tears, he and Pauritsch close a lightning deal worth 35,000 euros within a few minutes.
The third most expensive item at Bares for Rares: a color lithograph
In March 2021, a color lithograph by the “Brücke” artist Otto Mueller was sold at Bares for Rares. The rare lithograph from the Expressionist period around 1920 shows a glimpse of a woman bathing on the island of Fehmarn. The special thing about the piece is that it was specially colored by Otto Mueller – it is clearly a unique piece by the famous artist and therefore a real sensation! At that time, expert Detlev Kümmelt estimated the color litograph to be worth between 30,000 and 35,000 euros and moved the saleswoman to tears.
Ultimately, the participant enters into a deal worth 30,500 euros with the dealer Fabian Kahl, who is very enthusiastic about this unique specimen. “I think that will stay with me!” Confesses the antique dealer from Thuringia after the successful purchase.
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