Christina Trevanion and Mark Stacey set off on a south coast antiques hunt. Kicking off their trip in Littlehampton, they travel north to an auction in Merseyside.
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It's the nation's favourite antique experts. With £200 each...
I want something shiny.
..a classic car, and a goal - to scour Britain for antiques.
-I like a rummage!
-I can't resist!
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction. But it's no mean feat.
-Why do I always do this to myself?
There'll be worthy winners...
-Give us a kiss.
-..and valiant losers.
-Come on, stick 'em up.
-So, will it be the high road to glory...
-Onwards and upwards!
-..or the slow road to disaster?
-Take me home!
-This is Antiques Road Trip!
Sound the antiques klaxon!
We're off on a brand-new adventure,
with auctioneer Christina Trevanion and dealer Mark Stacey.
Should be a laugh!
Christina! Gosh, this is exciting!
The first day of our Antiques Roadshow!
Yep. Very exciting, but I'm also quite nervous.
-I am, because I've never, ever worked with you before.
Mmm. I'd be feeling anxious, too.
-People say I flirt.
Does the Pope have a balcony?
I don't flirt, I wouldn't know how to flirt!
Oh, no, Christina, of course you wouldn't! No!
Oh, no! Here we go!
I think that's your strategy, Christina - flirt, flirt, flirt,
and then if all else fails, flirt some more.
OK, so, my strategy is going to be,
no flirting, no haggling.
Now, this SHOULD prove interesting!
Our cheeky twosome have £200 apiece in their pocket and they're roaring
along the countryside in a sassy 1977 Alfa Romeo Spider.
I used to have one of those once. Red - for danger.
I feel happy for you to drive all the time -
-I like being driven by you.
Pants on fire!
This road trip kicks off in West Sussex before taking
a gallivant north as far as Merseyside,
with auctions in Cheshire, Gloucestershire and Manchester,
and will conclude in Bolton.
Today, our bold adventurers begin
in Climping in Littlehampton,
and will auction in Birkenhead
in Merseyside. That's a long way!
Do you want me to teach you how to bat your eyelids?
Go on, bat, bat.
Crumbs! Mark is a lucky chap,
as Christina is dropping him off at his first shopping rendezvous.
-Thank you so much.
-You're very welcome, dear passenger.
-All right, have fun.
-Take care. Thanks, Christina.
-Take care, all right.
-See you later.
We'll catch up with Christina soon.
Now, Mark, get in there and get buying.
Hello, I'm Mark.
-Nice to meet you, Simon.
Well, I'll have a good rummage round
and hopefully we can find a few things I can negotiate with you.
-Lovely. Thanks, Simon.
-OK, thank you.
Mark loves a good mooch about
and there's certainly plenty to look at in here.
Except for Jumbo.
Don't worry, he did ask permission.
Ah, what's this?
Gosh, this is interesting.
Look at the carving on this. I mean, it's absolutely amazing, isn't it?
All this wood, and I think it might be sandalwood
or something like this. I know what this is, it's a writing slope.
And you see Victorian writing slopes and Georgian writing slopes
all the time. This one, however, is slightly different.
You can tell instantly that it's Anglo-Indian, or Burmese,
something like that. I mean, these are always difficult to date.
But I don't think it'll be any later than around about 1900.
So, it is an antique.
It needs a little bit of work here and there.
Ha-ha! I like your thinking, Mark!
A handcrafted 19th-century writing box could be a very nice choice,
particularly as it comes from India. Let's ask Simon for the price.
It's lovely - how much have you got on it?
You'd struggle to carve a single scroll
for that these days, wouldn't you?
That's a definite consideration, I think.
-So if anybody comes in, this is reserved.
Let's leave Mark to mooch further.
Now, what about the lovely Christina?
Apparently, I'm a flirt.
So I've said, right, OK, well, I will not flirt,
and therefore on a level playing field, no flirting.
No flirting whatsoever, no haggling,
it will just be me doing a simple business transaction.
And hopefully winning.
Once a flirt, always a flirt.
Christina is off to the cathedral city of Chichester in West Sussex -
my county town.
And it's here that the British astronaut Major Tim Peake was born.
We know that our very own star Christina can rocket to success,
but can she find what she needs in Whitestone Farm Antiques?
Remember, she said no flirting or haggling.
-Hi, I'm Joe.
-Joe, lovely to meet you, Joe.
-My goodness, this is a barn full of treasure, isn't it?
Well, we try, we try.
I like the disco balls!
What was that about no flirting, Christina?
-Can I open this, Joe?
-Yeah, certainly. Yeah.
That's a good sound effect.
It's like a nail going down a blackboard - that would put me off!
It's not that bad, Christina!
Erm, what did I see in here?
That's rather nice, isn't it?
I do love a nice Stilton scoop, and there are collectors for them,
aren't there? That's quite fun.
-A little silver-plated example.
-What have you got on that?
I could do that for 18.
OK. Now...this could be interesting cos I'm not allowed to flirt
-and I'm not allowed to haggle.
-Ah, right, well...
So you've got to give me your best price. What, have I got to go?
-I've got to leave?
-Well, if it's mandatory, then I'll have to.
I feel like a gooseberry.
-So, 18 on that.
-And I'm not allowed to haggle, remember,
so that's your best price on that?
-Yeah, you are allowed to haggle.
-No, I'm not!
No, I've told Mark I'm not allowed to haggle.
I can't haggle about haggling!
-That's not good.
OK, I have taken five steps into a shop and I have already broken
-the no flirting and no haggling rule!
-I am doomed!
-I saw it, I got the price wrong. It is 15.
I like your style.
OK, let's leave flirty Trevelyan and catch up with Mark.
He is still browsing the stock of his first shop.
I found this little box... I've been to Moscow and the Russians are
very famous for this type of papier-mache lacquer.
It has been going on for centuries. This isn't quite a newish piece.
And I think this represents Saint Basil's in Red Square.
It's a lovely Russian Orthodox church.
And this is all hand-painted and hand-gilded.
The art of Russian lacquer painting
is internationally recognised amongst collectors.
This could be a goodie, but it looks a bit new to me.
A pretty little thing, but I'm thinking,
these days when things are online,
people are often looking for just decorative things and sometimes
the pictures look a lot better than the piece is.
So people go mad for them. It's priced at £15.
Time to talk money.
I like these two items.
I think they will appeal to auction. You said 15 on this and 35 on that.
Can I make you a sort of... a tempting offer?
-Could we do them for 30 for the two?
-Yes, that's fine.
-Lovely. Let's shake hands on that quickly
-and I am going to give you some money.
-That was easy.
And it makes the sandalwood writing box £20
and the papier-mache box £10.
Well done, Mark.
Now, dare we return to the vivacious Christina?
Oh, it's broken.
She's still with dealer Joe in Chichester.
-Hey, this is cool.
-What is this?
It needs a little bit of TLC.
A little bit?!
It turns out Joe remembers seeing this very arcade machine
when he was a teenager, in Brighton.
That cannot be true.
You don't remember seeing this, last year when you were a teenager.
Last year when I was a teenager!
All right, flirty Trevelyan.
So, what have you got on it?
-What does it say on the price tag?
-What does it say on the price tag?
-It says 350.
-Sock it to me, Joe. Come on.
And be kind, I should have said, before you said that.
I'm being kind. 250.
I've only got a £200 budget
and I have to buy lots of different things.
Is there any, any way I could secure this for under £200?
No pressure, Joe.
200, absolute... That is, that is...
Right, OK. I need to be sensible.
I do love it.
But I need to leave myself some money to buy other stuff.
and you've got a deal.
But I'm not haggling with you.
-No, you're not haggling.
-You're not haggling.
-And maybe the Stilton scoop as well.
180 for a Stilton scoop and an amusement arcade machine thing.
No, I'm not.
I promise. Really?
180 quid. 180 Great British pounds.
-Have I flirted?
Have I haggled?
-No, sorry, no.
Oh, God. I've just spent all my money.
It's going to be tight now, isn't it?
It really is. Thank you very much.
That breaks down to £165 for the vintage arcade game
and £15 for the Stilton scoop.
And blimey, look - she's only got two Great British tenners left.
Meanwhile, Mark has made his way to Chichester.
His next stop is Gems Antiques.
Fascinating, cos I think there's going to be lots of gems in here.
Ha, how original of you, Mark(!)
I love this shop.
Cos there's quality, quality everywhere.
Now, this looks like it might be a mighty fine specimen.
The horse, not Mark.
Now, this is interesting.
I don't usually go for rocking horses
or things to do with juvenilia,
but this is actually quite nice.
It's quite well-proportioned.
I like the stylised head and it has little glass eyes, can you see?
Which are a nice feature.
It's obviously been well loved and played with
cos all the original fur is off it...
Not only that, it is believed the rocking horse belonged to
the brother of the King of the Belgians
and reputedly came from his summer palace in Ostend. Gosh!
It's certainly got age.
It's certainly Edwardian,
so it's going back to sort of 1900, 1910.
It's rather nice, that.
Time to get Maureen over for a price.
I've had it about 12 years in store.
Really? What are you looking for on that, Maureen?
Because I am stuck for space...
100 is what I gave. You can have it for 100.
I love him so much I'm going to say yes, Maureen. Thank you.
-And you want some money, don't you?
-I will, yeah!
Half his budget on a bald, old rocking horse.
A bold move from Mark.
Come on, giddy-up.
It's not real, you know.
Meanwhile, Christina has travelled
to the West Sussex town
of Bognor Regis.
She's having some respite from the rigours of shopping to find out
about the British love of packing a bucket and spade
and heading on to the good old seaside.
Here in Bognor, it all started in the late 18th century
when wealthy property tycoon Sir Richard Hotham
wanted to emulate smart towns like Brighton and Weymouth
and so began the creation of Bognor as a popular seaside resort.
Christina is meeting with local historian Sylvia Endacott
to find out just why this seaside town became such a hit
So, how did Bognor develop?
Because obviously Hotham thought of it as a seaside town,
he wanted to build this resort.
He built large constructions
on the road into Bognor and they still exist today.
And these were going to be the large houses for royalty
and moneyed people to come down and stay.
It became the fashion to take to the water.
The curative properties of the sea were considered to be beneficial
in aiding speedy recovery from diseases and ailments.
The Victorian era saw a dramatic increase in visits to the seaside
and Bognor was the very first English resort
specially designed for bathing.
This was the sort of thing, away from all your troubles, come down,
sit by this, and it was a case of come and sit by this
or use a bathing machine
if you wanted to go swimming.
A bathing machine, I like the sound of a bathing machine.
Principally, to us, it's a hut on wheels.
You climb up the steps, go inside, close the door.
As you are getting undressed,
there was a horse put on the front and it pulls you out to sea.
And when it is out far enough, the horse gets taken off,
brought back onto the beach and you walk down the steps and go swimming.
-All very prim and proper.
Just in case anybody saw your ankles!
Perish the thought.
The advent of the railway boom in the 1840s meant Bognor became
very accessible and would attract people in their thousands.
The major visit was when King George V came down here in 1929.
He came to convalesce for 13 weeks.
I think the first five or six, it snowed!
But he did convalesce and went back to London
and then sometime afterwards,
Regis was bestowed on Bognor.
And that is how we get our Bognor Regis.
With the addition of the word "Regis", meaning "of the King",
Bognor received the ultimate royal seal of approval.
The town has evolved over the years and adapted to changing lifestyles.
Now, it would be rude not to have a quick game of minigolf, wouldn't it?
Oh! Like snooker.
It may have had its Victorian heyday, but there will always be
a call for the seaside town in the UK, won't there?
I think the seaside is the biggest draw to any resort.
And the ability to see the sea and sit quietly and contemplate, maybe.
Exactly. I agree. It's been a delight, thank you very much.
-Come on, I'll beat you.
Oh, come on!
Over the last 200 years, the love of the British seaside getaway
has enjoyed an enduring appeal.
Even in the 21st century, Bognor Regis still captures the essence
of a traditional trip to the seaside, and long may it continue.
Christina is reunited with Mark and after all that fresh sea air,
it's time to relax. Nighty night, you two.
Look at that sunshine. I wonder what the topic of conversation in the car
will be this morning?
The trouble is, I knew you wouldn't be able to do it.
Do you know how I knew?
-I didn't say I couldn't do it.
-How you couldn't do it?
-I could do it.
-Because your lips were moving.
Mark, I did do it.
I didn't flirt. Much.
Methinks the lady doth protest.
Here is what they have snapped up so far.
Mark has three international lots -
the 19th century Indian sandalwood writing box,
the Russian papier-mache box
and the delightful rocking horse, perhaps owned by Belgian royalty.
This gives Mark £70 for the day ahead.
As for Christina, she bought a little Stilton scoop
and a rather big arcade game,
splashing almost all her money on this gamble,
leaving her with just £20. Good luck with that, girl.
What are we going to call the car?
I don't know. Do you go for things like that? It's a car.
-It's an Alfa Romeo.
-It's a Spider.
Now, then, our lovely road trip pals - and Incy Wincy -
have travelled to the Hampshire city of Winchester.
The city has inspired a wealth of literary classics,
including Jane Austen's Sense And Sensibility.
Talking of sense, who decided to make this pair share a shop?
Kings Walk Antiques Market is the place of battle.
Well, Christina, antique centre, here we go.
Two floors, antiques and crafts.
-Age before beauty, dear.
-Age before beauty?
Age before beauty?!
What are you doing, pushing me away?
They're like naughty children, aren't they?
-You must be Penny.
-How do we get in, how do we...?
This one is open.
You can get into that one.
It sort of feels like I'm behind a bar.
Yes, we haven't got any drinks apart from cups of coffee.
I am sensing Trevelyan is in a mischievous mood.
(Mark is only just there so we had better be quiet.
(I don't want him to think I'm looking at really good stuff.
(No, no. Oh, right.)
What are you up to over there?
-Christina, I can see you.
-I am hiding.
-I only have one thing to say to you.
Carry on flirting.
Mark is not in the mood for silliness.
But dealer Jocelyn has something Mark likes the look of.
-What is that little carved bit there?
-This is New Zealand jade.
Oh, it is pretty, that. How much is that?
-That could be 25.
This looks to me like a modern piece of Chinese jade, or nephrite,
unlikely to have been made in New Zealand and hence the price.
It is probably only 30 or 40 years old.
-Look out, someone is on the prowl again.
I can hear somebody coming.
-I will pop it in my pocket.
What are you looking at?
Something extraordinarily rare.
-And you can't have it.
It is in my pocket.
In your pocket? Have you been pocketing things?
Stop being so nosy, Christina.
Come on, Penny, we are looking at antiques. We have priceless things.
-I don't trust a word that woman says.
-Is this yours as well?
Has she gone? I can get it back out now.
I think you should reserve that for me.
Do not show it to you know who.
-I will pop it down there.
-I will carry on looking a bit.
Thank you very much, Jocelyn.
Anything else catch your eye?
These are a set of five sterling silver buttons.
And they are all hand-beaten
and they have got a kind of Arts and Crafts look about them,
so they date to 1900-ish.
And they are not all the same, are they?
Five different designs and they're not even that.
Or were they?
You see, there is different designs on each of them.
Can you just tell me the best price you could do on those on?
Just for me to think.
I think for me to give them a chance at auction,
I need to get them 35. So that would be 25...£60 for the two.
Can you go to 65?
I knew you were going to say that. You have been so sweet to me.
They are yours at 65.
Oh, go on. You have had to put up with me all this time.
You need a fiver compensation.
-Thank you so much.
That's £25 for the nephrite plaque,
and £40 for the collection of patterns.
Now Christina has nabbed Jocelyn. What's that you've got there?
-Christina, are you all right?
So, we have got a mahogany cased and glazed display cabinet,
which I think is for JS Fry - so that's chocolate, isn't it?
Which is really rather lovely. Jocelyn, what do you have on this?
I have 30 on it.
£30, OK. So, my slight problem
is that I've got...
I've got to buy two or three more things and I have £20 left to do it.
Is there any chance you could do it for £18, Jocelyn?
-Yes, I will take 18.
-At £18, Jocelyn, I thank you very much.
Well, she laid her cards on the table
and she achieved a brilliant deal.
£12 discount on Fry's chocolate display cabinet,
which is a really good thing.
While Christina was closing her deal,
Mark has got back behind the wheel of the Spider.
Christina is quite fun, but she does not stop talking.
And she is very competitive, even though she says she is not,
but I know she is.
Ha, unlike our Mr Stacey, eh?
Mark is making his way to the Hampshire village of Swanwick.
Situated near Southampton, it's home to the Bursledon Brickworks,
the only surviving Victorian steam-driven brickworks in the UK.
Since the beginning of time,
the ordinary brick has proved to be extraordinary and is responsible for
creating everything from the mundane to the remarkable.
Mark is meeting with project manager Caroline Haynes to find out why
the simple brick helped shape and build Britain.
-Hello, Caroline. I'm Mark.
-Hello, Mark. Welcome to the brickworks.
We're going to learn all about bricks, aren't we?
More than you ever knew you needed to know.
With a history spanning thousands of years,
the first fired bricks were used in ancient Mesopotamia.
When the Romans conquered Britain,
they brought with them the trusty brick,
but it wasn't until centuries later that its true value was recognised.
By the time of the 16th, 17th century,
people have got tired of their houses burning down.
-Of course, the Great Fire of London.
-Exactly. We were still building out
of an ancient tradition of wattle and daub, which is clay
but it is squashed onto timber,
and they would catch fire regularly and after the Great Fire of London,
it was the first time legislation said,
"You mustn't use materials that burn."
As demand increased,
so did the need for more efficient methods of production,
and on an industrial scale.
When did that mass technology come in?
That really came in with the Victorians. They were the great
inventors and innovators and they took hand-making of bricks
and they started trying to mechanise it to get the volumes,
and it took a long time to get it going but then machinery -
like the ones we have here - came on the market and they were
snapped up and these were serious,
big machines that could make a lot of bricks.
Founded in 1897,
the Bursledon Brickworks was fitted out
with these state-of-the-art contraptions.
Time to take a look at the mighty machine that was capable
of producing as many as 30,000 bricks a day.
Caroline, this looks like a wonderful machine.
-It doesn't still work, does it?
-It actually does still work.
It has been fully restored. Would you like to see it going?
-I'd love to.
-OK. Bob, can you start her?
By 1935, and after various extensions,
the brickworks was producing in excess of 20 million bricks a year.
So, the clay comes down through here and it gets squeezed out of there
as a big sausage of brown clay to make bricks.
It comes through here.
It gets sand dropped on it
and then it goes through the cutting wires there.
-So, if you pull the lever.
-This one? Just pull it?
You'll engage the engine, it will do the work.
-And that has cut the bricks into the right sizes.
And this would have been going on every second?
All the time. And you took four off like that.
-It keeps going.
-Four, four, four.
-And they swapped sides.
It was here the famous Fareham red brick was produced and was used
to build magnificent buildings such as the Royal Albert Hall.
Now, that's how the machine would make it,
how about trying out the old-fashioned method by hand, Mark?
Well, this is a much gentler job than working in the factory.
It is much gentler in one way -
you haven't got the noisy machinery,
but if you see how slowly we are going,
you would be expected to do four of these minute.
Four a minute?
Yeah, much, much faster than we are managing at the moment.
-What you're going to do now...
-Lift it up?
Throw it into the mould.
Like that. Ready.
Perfect. I will push it in a bit.
And now you strike the top off.
This is called a strike.
-Run it along the top...
-This is like baking.
The whole thing is very like bread baking.
Pull, pull, pull back.
And this comes off.
-Peel that off.
-And there is the brick.
And then it goes on that piece of wood, does it?
Yeah, it sometimes comes out quite quick.
-That is not bad.
-A very good brick.
Well done. It is perfect.
-Your own brick.
-First of four a minute.
Yeah, you need about 10,000 more.
I want a garden shed made of bricks
-so I will let you carry on making the rest for me.
-Thank you so much!
A bit cheeky, Mark.
In 1974, the brickworks were closed,
but thankfully the site has been saved from destruction and continues
to honour the brick making industry of our country as a museum,
paying testament to the legacy of the humble British brick.
Meanwhile, Christina has journeyed to the largest city in Hampshire -
Our flirty girl wants to blow her budget.
With only two pounds left, good luck!
Simon is manning his father's shop today.
Prepare yourself, young man.
My goodness, this is a massive trip down memory lane for me.
My university halls of residence were about..
-Well, over there.
We went to the same halls of residence.
-Yes. Solent University.
That's right. When did you graduate?
Oh, my God.
I graduated in 2001.
We were probably there at the same time!
You don't look familiar, thank goodness!
Moving swiftly on...
This shop has been here for 40 years
and specialises in marine memorabilia.
So, is there anything that you have in possibly the sort of £2 region?
You have full permission to throw me out of your shop if you want to.
We have things slightly more, but I am sure we can do a deal.
-Let's have a look. £2...
We have to be looking at about four or five.
Or 30 or 40. 70 or 80.
This is a QE2 bottle opener.
That is £4.
You can have that for £2.
-It doesn't float my boat!
That was quite funny, even for me.
Yes, ha-ha(!) Maybe there will be something downstairs, then.
Oh, gosh. This isn't going well, is it?
Don't lose the faith, Simon.
We can do this. I know we can do this.
That is an old college cap.
How much is that?
That is quite fun, isn't it?
-I don't know who he is.
-Is that why you bought it, it has "ship" in it?
No, no. It just came in.
It is an old college cap, probably for cricket.
Yeah, would you do that for £2?
-Is that all you have got, £2?
-Literary that is all I have.
£2. That is it. That is all I have left in my budget.
Well, it is quite a nice-looking £2.
-Very shiny, isn't it?
-Yes, it is clean.
-We will take that.
-£2 for the cap.
It is a deal. Thank you very, very much.
-And you model it so beautifully.
Well done, thank you very much.
That's it. I am done.
That is enough for a coffee.
If you're lucky.
Well done, Christina. Your last £2
on a charming vintage public school cap.
Very fetching. You could start a new trend. Maybe.
And that is it. Our first leg of shopping is complete.
Christina has a total of four lots comprising the vintage arcade game,
the 19th-century Stilton scoop,
the chocolate display cabinet
and the public school cap.
Christina has blown her £200 budget exactly.
Mark has bought five lots -
the 19th-century writing box,
the Russian papier-mache box,
the rocking horse,
the nephrite plaque
and the collection of silver arts and crafts buttons.
Mark was pretty confident, too -
he spent £195.
Come on, you two. Confess what you really think
of one another's haul of goodies. Stand by.
Congratulations to you, Christina. I think it's amazing you spent
every penny and you have taken some gambles, girl.
Mark's items are a little eclectic bunch of loveliness,
much like himself, he would say.
That pinball machine, 1930s from Brighton Pier, 165 quid...
I wish you luck with that one. It is a good gamble.
He did pay an awful lot of money for the rocking horse,
£100, but potentially it was a risk worth taking.
It might just win him the race.
Time now to point the Alfa Romeo
at Merseyside and an auction in Birkenhead.
-Were you nervous?
Are you nervous today?
Don't touch me.
Stop poking me, Christina.
Leave my hair alone.
It is soft, your hair.
Don't pull it too much. It'll come off.
While our lovebirds pull themselves together,
today's sale is held at Kruger Gibbons.
-Look, I drive you right to the door.
-Well done, sweetheart. Thank you.
I just need a red carpet now.
Don't get carried away, dear.
-There is only room for one star in the show.
Our auction today is Adrian Kruger.
How do our pair's offerings grab you, Adrian?
The papier-mache box is lovely.
The workmanship in that is gorgeous.
It is so precise, beautiful piece. I think that could do quite well.
The arcade game, which is a fabulous piece.
Some real history in that and the fact it came from Brighton,
we have already had some interest on that one so it'll be interesting
-to see where it goes.
-OK, quiet, everyone -
the auction is about to begin and we are also open to online bidders.
Looks comfy, doesn't it?
I'll tell you what, it's like being at home.
I wonder what's coming on telly next?
Well, don't switch over because
first up is Mark's pretty Russian papier-mache box.
-£30, start me.
20, I have got. £20 I have.
£20 on the net. 25 I have got.
25 in the room. 25 in the room and 30 I am looking for.
£25 in the room.
£30 I have.
£30 I have. And 5.
35 I have. £35 and 40 I am looking for.
Selling at £35 and away...
Well, that's not bad. £25 profit.
Well done, Mark. Long may it continue.
Good start. I am positive. Are you?
-I think this is going to be all right.
Let's hope so.
It is Christina's big gamble next -
the vintage arcade game.
It is a 1930s arcade game from Brighton.
Do you remember playing on it?
As a child. Do you remember it?
I bet you do, don't you?
I bet you had hours of fun.
Christina, you are now nothing to me.
Start me at 150. 150 we have.
150 I have got.
-160 I will take.
-Come on, internet.
160 we have.
180 on the net.
180 I have.
Rare thing, this. 190.
180 I have.
-I will take 190.
200. 200 on the net.
I told you.
200 we have got. 210 anywhere?
You see, two dealers online are bidding...
£200, all done and selling.
On the net at 200.
Well, you are out of it.
I can breathe.
The gamble paid off. Well done, Christina.
-Well done, you.
-I thought it would be a loss.
I am massively relieved about that.
Time now for Mark's big gamble -
the late 19th century rocking horse is next.
Start me at 100, somebody.
£100, we are in. £100 I have.
100 in the room. 110 I will take.
-100 in the room, 110 I am looking for.
110, we have. 120 anywhere?
Great history to this. Nice thing.
-Are you all done at £110 and selling?
Oh, that's disappointing.
Surely is and someone has got one heck of a good buy.
-Plenty more rocking horses in the sea.
Seahorses. I'm going to do a rocking seahorse.
Christina's silver-plated Stilton scoop is next.
£20 to start me.
£20 I have.
25 I have got.
And 30 with me.
-£30 I have.
5 anywhere? £30 I have.
I didn't think this would make a profit.
Well done, you.
And this nice little profit allows Christina a small lead.
We're sort of bumbling along evenly here, aren't we?
Yeah. Bit of a break, even, bit of a profit, bit of a loss.
Can Mark race into lead position with his sandalwood writing box?
£30. 30 I've got.
£30 in the room. 30 in the room and 5 I'll take.
£30 I have. 5 I'm looking for.
£30 I have, 35 on the net and 40 in the room.
35 on the net.
35 on the net. Do I see 40?
£35. Are you all done on the internet?
And selling at 35.
-It is a profit.
-You've got to be grateful for a profit.
-That you do.
And it brings you neck and neck with Christina.
The winning post is within sight
-and I think we both might be short of it.
Well, one of you has to win.
It's Christina's vintage schoolboy cap next.
£10 on this.
-£10 I have.
-There we are.
12 I'll take. 10 I have and 12 I'll take.
Look great in a cabinet.
-£10 I have. 12 anywhere?
-Or on your head.
-Put the gavel down.
£10. Are you all done at a tenner?
I can't tell you how excited I am, honestly.
I'm glad you're excited, Mark.
Excellent result on your £2 purchase, Christina.
-It's only a small profit.
-It's only a small profit.
-Just a tiny weeny one.
-Five times what you paid for it.
It's forgivable, yeah.
Thank goodness he's smiling.
It's Mark's nephrite next.
-Come on, come on.
-No, I'm very positive.
I never give up.
£30 to start, £30 we have.
Fabulous piece, beautiful...
Oh, come on.
£30 maiden bid.
£30. Are you all done?
Selling at £30, if you're all out. I thought it would do more.
I thought it would do more.
But a small profit, nevertheless.
I'm thinking already of round two.
-Really? What are you going to buy next time?
-Just watch out.
Oh, really? Ooh, fighting talk, I like it!
Come on, stick them up. Come on.
Give me a good fight, come on.
Now it's Christina's Fry's chocolate display cabinet.
This is the one I'm most worried about.
-Oh, are you?
-Yeah, cos you only paid 18 quid for it.
And it's so in at the moment. Such a good find.
I can start that one with me at £80 I have.
-£80 I have.
-I told you.
-He's got £80.
-It told you that.
-85 I have, 90 I have and 5.
And 100, 10, 120, 130, 120 with the gentleman to our left.
-120 I have, 130.
I'm looking for £120 we have in the room.
Are you all done, £120?
-120 and away.
What a whopper of a profit, Christina.
Dry your eyes, Mark.
Christina, I'm not a pet.
Darling, are you all right?
I'm not speaking to you.
It's Mark's last chance to take the day with his collection
of silver Arts and Crafts buttons.
-I predict a profit.
I think they're lovely. I think you need to believe in them more.
I believe. I believe I can fly.
I believe that I can fly, Christina.
-You can touch the sky?
-Touch the sky.
-What's the next line?
-Um, I think about you every night and day.
I do, actually. It's like a nightmare.
And with the net now at £60.
£60 on the net.
That's more than I thought. They will make a profit.
65, 70, 70 we have.
£70 and 5.
£70, are you all done? Lovely set. £70, are you all done?
I'm selling on the net at £70.
I said from the minute I bought them, I'm so pleased I bought them.
No, you didn't! No, you didn't!
Thankfully, Mark's got a much needed profit. Ye of little faith, eh?
-Let's go and count my pennies.
-I'll help you. I'll help you count them.
Who will reign supreme for the first leg?
Let's work out the numbers.
Mark began leg one with £200
and, after all auction costs, made a profit of £34.60.
Mark's grand total to carry forward is £234.60.
Christina also began with £200 and has bounded ahead
with an excellent profit of £95.20.
Christina's daring buys allow her to take the lead for leg one
and has a wonderful £295.20 for next time.
So well done, girl.
-Here we go. Profits all round, Mark.
-It is profits.
I'm so pleased we made profits.
-We backed our judgements.
-Well, I think...
It's just your judgements were a bit better than mine.
But it's the start of the week.
But you've got some catching up to do already.
-I know. You like that, don't you?
-Yeah, I do.
Whoa! Pip-pip, roadtrippers.
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip,
Christina reminds Mark just who's in the lead.
-Remember that cabinet?
-Do you remember how much money I made?
-I do. £102.
-Was it? That was good, wasn't it?
Christina Trevanion and Mark Stacey set off on a south coast antiques hunt. Kicking off their trip in Littlehampton, the pair are taking their classic car north to an auction in Merseyside. Mark finds a rocking horse which once belonged to royalty, while Christina settles for a stilton scoop. Christina detours to learn about the history of the British seaside in Bognor Regis, and Mark visits the last surviving Victorian brickworks in Britain.