A mysterious ring puts the dealers in a buying mood at “Bares for Rares”. Expert Wendela Horz, on the other hand, raves about the seller.
As soon as he entered the “Bares für Rares” studio, Robert Heidner left a powerful impression. “If you had to paint a Bavarian, he would look like you: tall, very stable, bold in appearance,” exclaims moderator Horst Lichter when he sees the 63-year-old professional soldier from Munich.
Wendela Horz is also impressed: “It’s a man,” enthuses the expert, who thankfully is more concerned with the item for sale that she has brought with her than with the man himself was made in the 1970s. The special feature: Its shape is inspired by the Pueblo plants of the North American natives.
Heidner would like 300 to 400 euros for the jewelry, but the expert gives him hope for more: she appraises the good piece at 400 to 450 euros.
The ring – or is it its owner? – inspires Wendela Horz to do a little musical interlude, the 52-year-old begins to sing. She has a song to think about, she says, and intones Cassandra Steen’s “I’ll Build a City for You of Glass and Gold and Stone.”
“Bares for Rares”: Curiosity in the dealer room
Things are much more sober in the dealer room. Susanne Steiger examines the ring with a stern expression. But Robert Heidner loosens up the round quickly. He tells you what the jewel is all about. This comes from his mother’s estate, who never wore it while she was alive. “I’m relatively sure that it’s not from my father,” says Heidner. “So that mysterious admirer that she kept mentioning comes into play. I strongly suspect it was his.”
Oh! Of course, this arouses the curiosity of retailers. Susanne Steiger starts with 450 euros and is already at the upper limit of the estimated value. In the end, she was awarded the contract for 650 euros. A great deal for Robert Heidner.
And Susanne Steiger is also satisfied: “This ring definitely has a high recognition value,” the dealer says happily. “And he has a secret,” adds Walter “Waldi” Lehnertz.
Source: “Bares for Rares” in the ZDF media library