Michael Schumacher update: F1 collector cashes in amid demand from India and Germany


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Accumulators are said to be cashing in on Michael Schumacher memorabilia

Nicola Donatiello, a fan of the reached sports icon, has put his huge collection of Schumacher items up for sale online midst growing demand in Germany and India.

The petrolhead from Itingen, Switzerland, had creams of the Ferraris in which Schumacher scooped his seven world championships.

The 46-year-old also buy off the relevant Ferrari cap for each racing season.

He is demanding 7,500 swiss francs (£5,700) for his intact collection of Schumacher and Ferrari-related memorabilia.

Mr Donatiello give someone a piece of ones minded the Swiss website 20min: “Collectors have already told me that that’s not much.”

The Rubric One fan says he has had several requests form Germany and as far afield as India.

His gathering, displayed in a showcase, includes a small Ferrari made of gold.

Mr Donatiello accepts this piece alone is worth 900 swiss francs (£688).

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Mr Donatiello has unruffled Ferrari caps relevant to race years

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When bid if he truly wants to sell the collection, he said: “”One thing is definite: I do not want to tear my collection apart. I basically do not sell individual songs.”

He said that one of the reasons he put it online was to test its market value, supplementing that this is “common sense among collectors”.

Mr Donatiello utter he has also put it up online because of Schumacher’s tragic circumstances.

He said: “He is impaired and we do not know how he is really doing and what will happen to him. You start to prodigy: Are the collectibles still worth something?”

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Mr Donatiello has also comfortable model Ferraris that he has now put up for sale

Michael Schumacher suffered a disturbing brain injury in a ski accident in December 2013.

He was placed in a medically induced coma for six months.

Mr Schumacher radical hospital in Grenoble, France, for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne in Switzerland.

In September 2014 he was relocated to his digs where he continues to receive private medical treatment.

Contemplating on when he found out about his hero’s accident, Mr Donatiello said: “It was bad for me when I originate out about it that day. At first, I thought the accident was far less serious.” 

He call to mind a considers it’s good that his family is shielding Michael Schumacher from the popular eye, adding: “I want to remember him as he once was.”

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg

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