Horst Lichter is thrilled when he sees the object that Detlev Kümmel is examining: “The Queen,” calls the presenter, looking at the can. “I would put them down.” Claudia Fischer brought the play from Ulm. The 67-year-old got the can from a regulars’ friend, on her behalf she wants to sell the part at “Bares for Rares”.

Expert Detlev Kümmel explains that this is not a tea but a toffee can. But when the toffee ran out, these types of cans were often used for tea, as the expert further explains. The can was made in England in the early 1950s. A memorabilia was created to mark the coronation: Queen Elizabeth II ascended the English throne in 1952 and was crowned in a ceremony a year later. The case that shows the monarch, her husband Prince Philip and the couple was made for this celebration.

When it comes to the desired price, Claudia Fischer is modest: she would like to buy a bottle of wine with the proceeds. “Here it could also be a case of wine,” says Kümmel, who estimates the value at 78 to 80 euros.

The object is met with great enthusiasm in the dealer’s room. Walter Lehnertz starts with half his usual amount and offers 40 euros. Since the other dealers are also bidding, “Waldi” still has to put his obligatory 80 euros on the table “so that there is peace here”. But Susanne Steiger doesn’t play along: she offers 100 euros “because my friend Nina is a big fan of the Queen and she really collects everything”. “Waldi” counters that, “because my fair lady also collects everything”. Both duel and drive the price up to 150 euros. Then Steiger gets out and leaves the field to her competitor.

He is only half happy about his triumph, after all he had to put a lot of money on the table for it. “What don’t you do for the fair one,” sighs “Waldi”. “But still cheaper than flying to England.”

Source: “Bares for Rares” in the ZDF media library

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