“The little animal is pretty,” said Horst Lichter about the porcelain polar bear that sat on the expert table at “Bares für Rares”. The animal has been in the family of Michael Rudert for 40 years. The 63-year-old social worker from Derenburg would like to know more about the origin of the object.

Bianca Berding is very enthusiastic about the polar bear. The expert enthuses that it is captured so beautifully and vividly that you get the impression that the sculptor studied the animal in nature. The figure was made by the Danish porcelain manufacturer Bing

Rudert would like 200 euros for the polar bear. Bianca Berding sees it similarly: she estimates the value to be in the range of 200 to 300 euros. In order to achieve this sum, the seller came up with a very special strategy: “I’ll do it so that the polar bear speaks for itself. It has to have a bit of a say in what it’s worth,” says the 63-year-old.

Christian Vechtel starts with 200 euros, so his desired price is already fulfilled. But it goes even higher. The highest bid comes from David Suppes, who offers 310 euros. But would Rudert sell for that? He asks his polar bear about this. “He says: ‘Let me go!'” translates the owner. This seals the deal. “I’m really happy about the bear,” says Suppes, not entirely grammatically correct.

Michael Rudert is 310 euros richer and has one less problem: “I’m no longer worried that it might break.”

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