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“Cash for Rares” seller collects five times the desired price for a luxury bird

2024-02-25T21:22:41.929Z

Highlights: “Cash for Rares’ seller collects five times the desired price for a luxury bird. “ cash for rares” saleswoman was able to really win the prize. The bird was made by the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory between 1924 and 1933. It was designed by the sculptor Paul Walther. A piece of the beak is missing, but even if the king pheasant is somewhat damaged, the expert estimates the piece to be worth 1,500 to 1,800 euros.



As of: February 25, 2024, 10:09 p.m

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“Cash for Rares” saleswoman was able to really win the prize.

Petra Schmidt would not have expected such a large sum for her porcelain bird.

Cologne – Patricia Schmidt (60) brought a special antique with her to the ZDF show “Cash for Rares” – a porcelain king pheasant.

She wanted to sell the piece to the dealers for 300 euros.

But the expert's estimate surprised the 60-year-old.

King pheasant by sculptor Paul Walther

As Colmar Schulte-Goltz explains, the bird was made by the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory between 1924 and 1933.

It was designed by the sculptor Paul Walther.

However, the condition is not entirely optimal, as the expert shows.

A piece of the beak is missing. 

Petra Schmidt wants 300 euros for the porcelain bird.

But even if the king pheasant is somewhat damaged, the “Cash for Rares” expert estimates the piece to be worth 1,500 to 1,800 euros.

“That sounds great,” said the saleswoman enthusiastically.

Show host Horst Lichter (62) is also happy for the 60-year-old: “We are very satisfied.”

Starting bid is multiplied

There is a lot of interest in the ceramic bird in the “Cash for Rares” dealer room.

Antique dealers Sarah Schreiber (37) and Susanne Steiger (41) are particularly enthusiastic.

Thorsden Schlößner (62) starts trading with an offer of 400 euros.

Finally, Friedrich Häusser (71) and Schreiber fought for the king pheasant.

In the end, Petra Schmidt negotiates an extra 50 and sells her porcelain piece to Sarah Schreiber for 1,450 euros - almost five times the desired price.

“It wasn’t difficult for me to say goodbye to the pheasant,” she says, overjoyed about her win.

“Cash for Rares” saleswoman was able to really win the prize.

Petra Schmidt would not have expected such a large sum for her porcelain bird.

(Photomontage) © ZDF/Bares for Rares

Speaking of which: To ensure that there is no cheating on “Cash for Rares”, special rules apply during filming, as ZDF has now revealed.

Sources used:

ZDF/Bares for Rares – episode from February 21, 2024

Source: merkur

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