The unusual tactic worked, and he was allowed to leave with both items, but he soon discovered the painting would sell for more than he’d imagined.
After spending £14.86 on the artwork, the price climbed up in the bidding room.
“Yes!” Paul yelled as the cost rose above £80. But it soon escalated to more than £105, with Paul shouting: “Yes, come on!”
“You are steaming,” fellow expert Raj Bisram commented.
“Raj, I’m going to jump in there,” Paul added. “I’m going in there!”
The painting eventually sold for £150. Paul jumped for joy as a baffled Raj added: “Well that is fantastic. What a great result.”
“Brilliant,” Paul said, fist-pumping in delight. “Brilliant!” The £135.14 profit certainly seemed more than he was expecting.
Published at Thu, 03 Jun 2021 04:36:00 +0000