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Gloria Hunniford visits the Isle of Wight to meet keen traveller Sandy Plowright, who hopes a lifetime of collecting can help fund a trip to the Antarctic.


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Hello! Welcome to the programme that searches your home for antiques and collectibles.

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We take them to auction, sell them and hopefully make good money.

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Today, I've had a sneak preview around the home

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that we'll be rummaging and they need a bit of a clear out,

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but I have found marvellous things like this vase,

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so let's hope that we find further exciting items to take to auction

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and hopefully raise a lot of cash in the attic.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic,

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we're spoiled for choice in a house full of beautiful antiques.

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You could actually use this, couldn't you? You could put it

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in a bathroom, if you were into that sort of thing.

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John takes a shine to some miniature Army vehicles.

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Look at the condition! It doesn't look like it's ever been played with.

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And there's reason to celebrate come auction day.

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-They were bidding fast.

-That's a good chunk?

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-It is a good chunk, yeah.

-Happy?

-Yeah.

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But will we still be all smiles at the end of the day?

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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Today, I'm near Cowes on the lovely Isle of Wight

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and we're about to meet a mother and daughter

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who really need to clear some items out of their house

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to make a bit more space.

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In selling those items, they're going to raise money

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for a fabulous, adventurous holiday.

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Sandy Plowright moved to the Isle of Wight 11 years ago

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and today lives in this delightful property

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on the north of the island with her second husband, Ant.

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Sandy has three children from a previous marriage,

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including 24-year-old Elly, who's on hand to help today.

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Sandy's career has been in nursing but her great passion in life

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is travel and a recent cruise to the Arctic Circle

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has inspired her next adventure. Our expert, John Cameron,

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hasn't had to travel too far from his home in Hampshire to join us

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and, from the little I've seen already, I can tell you

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he's going to have his work cut out.

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Hey, I hear the rustling of paper!

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How are you? Sandy, good to see you.

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-Elly, of course, how are you?

-I'm fine, thank you.

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I had a little peep around your house before

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-and you need a bit of help, don't you?

-Certainly do!

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Where did you get all this stuff from?

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It's inherited from friends and family.

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Mum lived here and she brought her stuff and my grandparents' stuff,

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the kids have left home and left their stuff here.

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-As you can see, we're absolutely overcrowded.

-Basically you've got everybody's stuff.

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Everybody's stuff is still here, yes, indeed.

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How much money would you like to raise?

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I'd like to raise about £700 towards the trip that I'm planning.

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I know it's an adventurous holiday, but how adventurous?

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Very adventurous. I want to go to the Antarctic.

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I've done the Arctic Circle, we went on a cruise around the coast of Norway, and up to Kirkenes

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and I've been to the North Cape, so now I want to go to the south.

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-Elly, do you get to go on this holiday?

-Probably not.

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I get to go home and look after the dog.

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So you get to do all the work today,

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all the rummaging, and you don't get the holiday.

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Yeah, but she deserves a treat at the end.

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That's a very nice thing for a daughter to say.

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-So, will we go and find John?

-OK.

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This intriguing three-bedroomed house

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is converted from two old coastal cottages.

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It's like a warren full of fascinating objects.

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John's already made his way through to one of the three living rooms

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and is immediately drawn, as I was,

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to that magnificent vase on the mantelpiece.

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Oh, there you are.

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-John, meet your hostess today.

-Hello, girls.

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Sandy and her daughter, Elly.

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I've got some interesting items. We've got three vases.

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-If I can hand that one to you, please, Elly.

-No dropping, please.

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If you hold that one, Sandy.

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We can chat about them. They're all Doulton, they're Royal Doulton.

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-They date from the 20th century.

-I absolutely adore the colours,

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particularly the green. Isn't that a gorgeous green?

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Fantastic, nice olive green, very typical of the Edwardian period.

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These pots would be thrown by hand

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on a potter's wheel, in the traditional way

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before the decoration is applied or moulded onto them

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and then glazed and fired. This one here, I know by the mark,

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but the decoration tells me it's early 20th century.

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This piece here is very much in the style

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of the 1920s with these little lovebirds here.

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And the one Elly's holding?

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-Again, that dates from the same period as this so we're looking at 1902 to 1920.

-How much, John?

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We haven't got a pair of any of them, which is a shame,

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so I'd put them all together.

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Estimate-wise, they'd comfortably get away at between £200 and £300.

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Well, you can't rest on your laurels yet.

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We have a lot more rummaging to do.

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Thank goodness I'm not putting them back on the mantelpiece,

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I'd break them. They are lovely.

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So we'll go and hunt some more.

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'What an amazing start to our rummage here on the Isle of Wight.

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'John decides to tackle one of the bedrooms

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'and uncovers a treasure chest full of pearls,

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'all costume jewellery, but lovely, nevertheless.

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'Some of it belonged to Sandy's grandmother

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'and dates back to the 1930s.

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'John thinks a collector would be more happy

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'to pay £100 to £150 for them.'

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-Hello, ladies.

-What have you found there?

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I've got an interesting little collection of pottery, featuring

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lots of bunnies or Bunnykins, this one in particular.

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What's the story, where's it all come from?

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It's come from various places, my mum started collecting them

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when there was various children's christenings.

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-Just an accumulation.

-When I first saw it, I thought,

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"Great, a little collection of Bunnykins pottery,"

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but on closer inspection, I realise only one piece is actual true Bunnykins,

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the rest have been made by factories such as Wedgwood,

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Windsor, but it started with Doulton, that was the original Bunnykins.

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They were instantly popular as christening gifts and

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Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret,

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both had these as items as children. Mr and Mrs Bunnykins on a raft there.

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This is the only piece and sadly it's got a bit of a chip in it.

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I still think they could make a lot at auction.

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Fairly collectible.

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But because they're not all Bunnykins, we've only got one piece,

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-I suggest an estimate of about £30 to £50.

-OK, sounds good.

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-Shall we continue rummaging?

-We shall indeed.

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Well despite John's early excitement, £30 to £50 is still

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another respectable addition to the Antarctic travel fund.

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Now until very recently, these 20th century prints

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had been kept behind a radiator.

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They were inherited from a family friend

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and are copies of paintings by F Gordon Crosby,

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a very well-known racing car illustrator.

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John thinks that this pair of signed prints could fetch £30 to £40.

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The dog, by the way, not included.

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Oh, what have you got there, Elly?

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That looks like something I would have had as a small boy.

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These are certainly very interesting. You can see this is a gun battery.

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It's made by Astra, not a hugely well-known company today,

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although, back in the 1930s, they would have been very popular.

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These were originally made to fire something.

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They were spring loaded, you could put little matchsticks,

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which I wouldn't advocate doing today.

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It certainly wouldn't pass health and safety, that's for sure.

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What else have we got? We've got the gun.

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This looks like a fantastic military vehicle.

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Let's have a quick look in the box. Look at that, it's fantastic.

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It doesn't look like it's ever been played with.

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You often see toys turning up at auction with paintwork touched up.

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These do look in great condition.

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-There's your transporter for moving the heavy equipment around.

-Yeah.

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What have we got here? We've got another name here. This is Britain's.

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So we've got six of them. We've got three Britains and three Astras.

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They're absolutely superb. What you have thought something like these were worth?

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-I really don't know at all.

-Would it surprise you if I said they should

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easily make £200 to £300 for these six here?

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Yes, I would never have thought that.

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Just as well there are lots of boys out there

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-who've never grown up, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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But will the big boys be out in force come auction day?

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190, 200?

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At £190, the invisible man.

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200? 200.

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-210, sir?

-Yeah.

-210, 220?

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You just keep saying, "Yes." 230?

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You'll just have to keep watching.

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John is up in a bedroom, and from behind a wardrobe,

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he pulls out two canvas posters.

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They're vintage advertisements for an Edinburgh-based shoe company

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and knowing that there are collectors for such items,

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John values them at £30 to £40.

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Then downstairs, our travel fanatic Sandy has found an item

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that's made a good few journeys itself.

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Look what I've found. What do you think about this?

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Now that looks interesting. What is it and where did it come from?

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It's from the London-Brighton South Coast Railway

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and I bought it at a model exhibition in Brighton.

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-Where did the interest in railways start?

-I've always had it.

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We used to go round all the Welsh railways, but particularly...

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The London-Brighton South Coast.

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As you've said, it's on here, the London-Brighton South Coast Railway.

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The carriage blind circa 1900.

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So this is a blind from a carriage.

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If we open it up we can see that the design is very much

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of that period and what a wonderful monogram there on the blind.

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We can see exactly where it came from.

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It's a lovely thing.

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Not only is it interesting railwayana but you could actually use this.

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You could put it in a bathroom, perhaps,

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if you were into that sort of thing.

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There is a very good market for railwayana,

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certainly things like the signage that adorn various stations.

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The pinnacle are probably the nameplates off

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the old locomotives, some of which can make thousands of pounds.

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Slightly more humble is our little blind here

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but I certainly think

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an estimate of £40 to £60 is tempting enough to get the bidders going.

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Where it will stop, I don't know.

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We've got ourselves an excellent lot. What else have you got in there?

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Sandy uncovers a very attractive clock that dates from the 1930s.

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It's what's known as an anniversary clock

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and I would like it because it only has to be wound up once a year.

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John is confident that it will raise £60 to £80 at auction.

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'Elly's found 25 silver ingots from the Queen's Jubilee.

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'John values the collection at a very impressive £100-150.'

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Sandy, we want to go to Antarctica,

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and also I see you've been to Egypt, so when was that?

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That was in 2004.

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We did a cruise down the Nile first, and then we went to Cairo

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and stayed in his fabulous hotel just next to the Pyramids.

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I actually went into a pyramid.

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Just the experience of a lifetime, absolutely.

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What is it in your psyche that makes you want something

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that's exotic, something that's very different for your holiday?

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Well, I'm not a lay on the beach, I don't really like hot countries,

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and I like to be moving about on holidays.

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I don't just go to relax, I suppose.

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Most of our holidays are adventure holidays.

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For instance, Abu Simbel,

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we were up at two in the morning to fly to Abu Simbel to see the sunrise,

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which was absolutely fantastic.

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What's the big major appeal about going to Antarctica?

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I've always been interested in Shackleton and his journeys,

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and I'd like to see where he went, basically,

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and follow in his footsteps if possible, see what he saw.

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-My husband doesn't want to go.

-So who are you going to take?

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Number one son wants to go, Andy wants to go, so it will be he and I.

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-So poor Elly doesn't get to go after all.

-She looks after the dog.

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-She drew the short straw.

-She certainly did.

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Let's find her, she's been very good at unearthing some stuff.

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Well, nobody would mind looking after such a sweet little dog,

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Sandy throws herself back into the search,

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and digs out five gold rings,

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set with different-coloured stones.

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John thinks it's a good jewellery dealer's lot,

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and values them at £200-£300.

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I'm having a look through an old dresser,

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and I find a really unusual torch.

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It's actually a diver's submarine electric torch made by Siebe Gorman,

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famous manufacturers of diving equipment.

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Now, it's no more than 40 years old,

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but John thinks it could fetch £50-70 at auction.

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'The end of our rummage is now in sight,

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'but John's made one final find.'

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So you've settled on the settle, have you, John?

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Well, I'm hoping so, but I'm just about to ask a few questions about it, about its age.

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If you look at the piece, it looks quite old, doesn't it?

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-Mm-hm.

-Well, that's because it's been made of reclaimed parts.

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Now, looking at the actual seat, the arms and the supports,

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they suggest to me 19th century. They've got a very smooth finish.

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I think they've been machine-finished.

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-It's oak, isn't it?

-It is oak, it's an oak settle.

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Why did they call it a settle?

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Because I think you settled down on them.

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-That would be my guess.

-Oh, OK.

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But anyway, a settle like this should be made a certain way,

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frame and panel construction. So if we look at this central panel,

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we can see it's got three panels, but traditionally you would have,

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like this here, you would have another rail here

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and three separate panels that would be sat in a groove,

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free moving, so that if any shrinkage occurs, they don't split,

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they can move freely in that groove.

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But the top, the back panel and the front are one solid piece,

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so this part and the front panel have been reclaimed,

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possibly from a church, in the 19th century and re-used.

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They were recycling back then, I'm glad to say.

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Well, move along a bit, Elly, because I'm getting to

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my bit of telling you exactly what you might have raised today,

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but first of all I want to know what you think you might get for this piece at auction.

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Well, given it's a bit of a hybrid, we do have different ages,

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I'm going to suggest 200-300 as an estimate.

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What do you think of that, Sandy?

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-That's good, that's absolutely good.

-You're not disappointed in that?

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No, not really, I had no idea what it would be worth, anyway, so...

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I've been doing my sums as we've been going along,

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I've added in this price.

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You wanted to have £700 for this exotic holiday to the Antarctica.

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I'm very pleased to tell you that you have...

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-..£1,240!

-Oh, wow!

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That's going to buy you a bit extra to go on your trip, isn't it?

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It will, it will. Crikey!

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Happiness all round,

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and what an amazing rummage we've had here on the Isle of Wight.

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Going to auction, we had the collection of costume jewellery,

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with a price tag of £100-£150,

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the lovely Royal Doulton vases which John hopes

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will raise upwards of their £200 estimate.

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Then, of course, the Astra and Britain military toys.

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If the auction goers like them half as much as John does,

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we should be able to smash their £200 estimate.

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'Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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'there's anticipation as some more of our unusual items go under the hammer...'

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I don't think I've ever witnessed a torch being sold at auction before.

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'..and amazement at some unexpected results.'

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-I'm stunned.

-Are you stunned?

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Yeah, yeah.

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It's been quite some time since we met Sandy and

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her daughter Elly at their home here on the Isle of Wight.

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We've brought their interesting collectibles and items

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to Island Auctions here on the island.

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Sandy is hoping to raise about £700 so that she and her son

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can go on a wonderful trip to the Antarctic.

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I hope it works, and I hope there are some very eager bidders

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when her items go under the hammer.

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These auction rooms hold a sale of antiques and collectibles

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once a month, and today there's something like 700 lots on offer.

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And I have to say, I'm really excited about today's auction.

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Our mother and daughter have already found one of their items on show.

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-Sandy and Elly, how nice to see you again.

-Hi.

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I have to say that I did not put you down as a railway enthusiast.

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You've kept it in very good nick.

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Well, it's been hidden in a cupboard for many years.

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-So it's time to go, really.

-It's time to go.

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So if you want to make lots of money for that trip to the Antarctic with your son, we better get to work.

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All right, we'll go this way to our little position.

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With the auctioneers in position on the podium, we get ready for our first lot of the day.

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It's the nostalgic array of children's bowls

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that includes a rather collectible example by Royal Doulton.

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Who'll start me? £40 and away?

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£28 on commission I'm bid, 28, 30 anywhere?

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It's a start.

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30, 32, 34.

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36, 38? 38, 40?

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At 38, straight ahead of me at 38, 40 anywhere?

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40, 42? At £40, in the window at 40, then, have you all finished?

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At £40, then, I sell in the window at 40.

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That's a perfect start.

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'I couldn't have put it better myself, Sandy.

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'£40 is right in the middle of John's estimate,

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'and we have our first contribution towards our Antarctic expedition.

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'Our next lot is rather unusual. It's a pair of 20th century

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'promotional posters for an Edinburgh shoe company.

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We're looking for £30-40.

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Nice lot, someone start me at £40 and away.

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£35 I'm bid on commission, 35.

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36, 38? 38, 40, 42?

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42, 44? 44, 46, 48, 50?

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50, 5, 60...

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Outstanding.

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At 55 below me, then, 60, 5, 70?

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70, 5, 80, 5, 90...

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Well, somebody must know about them!

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100, 110, 120.

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At 110 below me, then. Have you all finished?

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At 110, then, I sell at 110.

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What a result!

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Isn't that fantastic?

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'It's actually unbelievable,

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'and almost three times their top estimate.'

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'We've had quite a start to our day on the Isle of Wight,

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'with £150 in the pot after just two items.

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'I'm hoping our luck continues with the railway carriage blind.

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30 I'm bid, 30, 5, 40.

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40, 5, 50.

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At 45, away from me at 45, then, a bit of history at 45.

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Have you all finished at £45?

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£45, interesting.

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-Now, what did you pay for it?

-£19.

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19 quid she paid for that, so that a good result, isn't it?

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'That's our third item in a row to sell over estimate,

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'and the signed racing-car prints quickly follow suit.'

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36, 38, 40.

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At £38 on my left, have you all finished at 38, then?

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I sell, then, at £38.

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'They sell just £2 shy of their top estimate.

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'I have to say,

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'John's valuations have been right on the money so far,

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'but I'll be interested to see how accurate he is with our next lot.

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'It's the 1960s diver's torch.'

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I don't think I've ever witnessed

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a torch being sold at auction before,

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but I know nothing about torches, so what's the news?

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Well, Siebe Gorman were a very famous manufacturer

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of diving equipment, and they are known the world over.

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There are collectors that will pay thousands of pounds for the right Siebe Gorman helmet.

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These torches are slightly later, but they are wonderful things.

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You can't get them any more except at auction,

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so I think £50-70 is relatively cheap.

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60, 65,

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70, 75, 80,

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85, 90? At 85, away from me at 85.

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90 in the room? 90, 95, 100?

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-100 on the phone.

-It's just... It's on the phone!

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100, 110. 120?

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120, 130, 140.

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-Are you shocked?

-Absolutely.

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No? At 130.

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In the room at 130. 140 anywhere?

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£130 on my right. 130.

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There it goes at 130.

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You were right!

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Elly, you're astounded, just like your mum. What do you think?

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Amazing.

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Incredible. I'll never look at a torch in the same light again.

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It just goes to show you never know what might happen at auction.

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There's another healthy addition to our kitty

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when the 1930s clock goes under the hammer.

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Have you all finished at 75 then?

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It goes at £75.

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'Selling just £5 short of its top estimate,

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'we're halfway through the sale and we've made an impressive £438

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'towards our £700 target. Great going so far.

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'Now, if like Sandy, you have a special reason to raise some cash,

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'and you're thinking of heading off to auction,

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'then always remember that fees like commission and VAT may apply,

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'so do check details with your auction house before you go.

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'As the auction here continues,

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'it's time for our next lot.'

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You've got a nice bit

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of jewellery on you today.

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How have you amassed all this over the years?

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It's come from several people. My mum, my grandparents...

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What do you make of this, John?

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We've put it in as one lot, as there's a real demand for good pieces of costume jewellery.

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-What have you put it on for?

-£100-£150.

-Right, let's see.

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At £100. Down below me at 100.

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110.

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120? 110, then.

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Have you all finished at £110, then?

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I sell then on my left at 110.

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120. He comes again.

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130. 140. It's a good lot. 140.

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150? At 140, then.

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I sell at 140.

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Yes! Now, that's a result.

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Again we sell just short of the top estimate.

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And the three Royal Doulton vases quickly follow suit,

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selling for just under John's £200 valuation.

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Let's hope the bidders have money left for our next item.

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It's that fabulous collection of model army vehicles.

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I would have loved these

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when I was a little boy,

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but I'm telling you that they wouldn't be

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in the superb condition that they are if I'd had them.

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We've got six of them in the lot, and we're looking for £200-£300.

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I think they're cracking.

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£100, I'm bid. 110 anywhere?

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110. 120. 120.

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-130 on the stairs.

-A few bids.

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130. 140. 150. 160.

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-Open bids as well.

-170.

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Keep in sync down there, will you?

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170. 180. 190.

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He says keep in sync!

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-190 on the stairs.

-190.

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-I'm out. He's 190.

-190.

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200. At £190, the invisible man. 200.

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-200. 210, sir?

-Yes.

-210.

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220. You just keep saying yes! 230.

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-Yes.

-230.

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240, I'd love you to bits. 250.

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-Yes.

-250, 260.

-LAUGHING

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At 250, you must come more often.

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At 250. Are we all finished at £250, then? I sell then at 250.

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-Well, I hope he enjoys them. I'm stunned.

-Are you stunned?

-yes.

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I think you're in a permanent state of being stunned today, aren't you?

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Thankfully no shortage of bidders in the room

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for the extensive collection of military models

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as they sell smack in the middle of John's estimate.

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There you go. The pounds are really rolling in now,

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and the collection of commemorative silver ingots fly out of the sale room as well.

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It goes at 160.

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Beating John's top estimate by £10.

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Next up is Sandy's much-loved oak settle.

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We're keeping everything crossed that it make £200-£300.

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200, I'm bid on commission.

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210 anywhere? 210. 220.

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220. 230. 240. 250. 260.

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260. 270. 280.

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280. 290. 300.

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300. 320. 340.

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At 320, on my left at 320.

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340 anywhere?

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At £320 then.

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On my left at 320 and it goes at £320.

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-Yes.

-Well done.

-You felt good about that, didn't you?

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I'm so delighted for Sandy that the settle sold for such a great price.

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Now it's our last lot of the day

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and it's another highly valued item

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in the form of five gold rings.

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Shall I sing it for you?

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How will these rings do, John?

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Well, I said £200-£300.

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It's a good jewellery trader's lot

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and hopefully we'll get somewhere within our estimate.

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£150, I'm bid to start. 160.

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-170.

-150!

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-We're in!

-180. 190. 200?

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-I do.

-210.

-Brilliant!

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220. 230?

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220 below me, at 220. 230 anywhere?

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£220 then, on my right at 220.

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I sell then at 220.

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Middle estimate.

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-Are you happy with that?

-Yes.

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-And you?

-Yes, certainly am.

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Actually, £20 over estimate, and smiles all round.

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Who can blame them after the day we've had?

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But just how much have we raised?

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Because it seems like the cash has just kept rolling in.

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Now here's the point. You wanted £700, didn't you?

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Well, you got your £700.

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But you also got on top of that

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another £1,008

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which means that you have £1,708.

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Wow!

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-Crikey!

-Bravo!

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It's just a couple of weeks after that hugely successful day at auction

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and with the trip to the Antarctic now paid for,

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Sandy has decided to get a taste for her upcoming adventure.

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The plan for today is to go to Seaview Wildlife Park

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where they have a breeding programme for penguins.

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The sort we might see down at the Antarctic.

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So has the trip put Sandy in the holiday mood?

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I'm really excited now. It's lovely.

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I'm just so excited how friendly the penguins were here even though they're still supposedly wild.

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I recommend anybody to come here because it's a wonderful place to be.

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