‘Bares for Rares’ dealer Walter ‘Waldi’ Lehnertz is dismayed by the flood disaster. His place of residence in the Eifel is also affected. He calls for help in a video message.
He runs an antique shop in the middle of the Eifel: ‘Bares für Rares’ dealer Walter ‘Waldi’ Lehnertz is affected by the flood himself. In his shop ‘Waldis Eifel Antik’ in the small town of Krekel, about 30 kilometers from Schuld, where the flood was particularly violent, the cellar, garage and workshop were full according to his own statements. But compared to other victims, his damage is minor.
‘It’s really frightening what’s going on in Krekel and in the Eifel. That breaks your heart, especially the thoroughbred Eifler, ‘said Lehnertz in a video message on Instagram. He himself was damaged, but was able to pump out the water himself without the help of the fire brigade. ‘Everything peanuts compared to what’s going on in the area around it,’ said the 56-year-old antique dealer and ‘Bares for Rares’ star.
‘Bares für Rares’ retailer is calling for donations
Lehnertz looks visibly affected in the three-minute statement. ‘I still have no words,’ he says. ‘When you see that half of the Eifel has been destroyed, you get scared.’ He especially thanks the assistants who would do an excellent job. ‘Respect you and take care of yourselves.’ In view of the situation, which he himself describes as ‘almost a state of war’, he wants to help, says Lehnertz.
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Together with Herbert Prümmer’s ‘Zesame Stonn Foundation’, which helps people in need in the region, he calls for donations. ‘Every cent goes to the people,’ promises the art dealer. He also offers his help to the local people. ‘I can only ask: Help us to get something together.’
Lehnertz became known through the TV show ‘Bares for Rares’. He is notorious for his 80 euro bids – no matter how valuable the object is. Born in Prümer, he runs an antique market in the 230-inhabitant community of Krekel.
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