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Hemswell 27

At the Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire, presenter Anita Manning is in the driving seat as a father and daughter take on a mother and daughter.


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Today, Bargain Hunt

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is in Lincolnshire and I'm in Gainsborough.

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Did you know that this was

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once the capital of England?

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In 1013, the wonderfully-named Sweyn Forkbeard,

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King of Denmark, invaded with his army and was crowned

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first Viking King of England,

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right here, in what is now Gainsborough Old Hall.

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But who will be crowned today's winners?

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Let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Today, the Reds and Blues will battle it out

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at the Hemswell Antique Centre.

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Housed in an old RAF base,

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it's Europe's largest indoor antiques centre,

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with around 400 dealers selling their goodies,

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so there's plenty on offer.

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Our teams have £300 and one hour to uncover some bargains,

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which will, hopefully, make a profit at auction.

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Let's take a wee peek at what's coming up.

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-The Reds know their own mind.

-I think this is, basically, grot,

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from my point of view.

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The Blues have their hands on success.

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Is this how you're going to get ahead in this competition?

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And I find out about the Sheffield buffer girls.

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They were such colourful and inspiring characters

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and I think they deserve to be remembered.

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But that's all for later.

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So, let's meet today's teams and, today, it's very much

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a family affair. For the Reds,

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we have dad and daughter, Bob and Cara.

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And for the Blues, we have mum and daughter, Sharon and Izzy.

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-Hello everyone. ALL:

-Hello!

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It's lovely to have you here. Reds, first of all.

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Now, Bob, you're a builder. How long have you done that?

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-About 40 years, Anita.

-You're no ordinary builder.

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I believe you have a claim to fame?

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Back in the 1990s, I think it was,

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I was working for a lady called Diane in Cambridge.

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Her bedroom ceiling had fallen onto their double bed.

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And we stood in the doorway, my lieutenant Philip and myself,

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and Diane said, "Can you fix it?"

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And I looked at Phil and said, "Yes, we can!"

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That is Bob the Builder's famous catchphrase!

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Seems that the character of Bob the Builder was partly inspired by me

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working for the lady who created the character.

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Every woman wants a Bob the Builder!

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Now, Cara,

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you work for a pharmaceutical company, but I believe you're a girl

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who likes of bit of danger. Tell me about that.

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Well, I find myself in danger.

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So, I went... Well, we both went and climbed Mount Etna,

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so we saw it on TV and it was erupting

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and we went in a jeep up the side of the mountain.

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It was all erupting and everything, so that was really exciting.

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-Were you scared?

-Erm, it was quite exciting.

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It was quite... We were a bit nervous that it could go off

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-at any moment.

-So what about your knowledge of antiques?

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My dad sometimes works in Frinton and they've got lots of antique

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shops and we always wander around there, if we go there.

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-Do you collect anything?

-I collect hares.

-Hares?!

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Hares. Postcards, paintings, little mini-statuettes.

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Hares are just so special, aren't they?

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Are they?!

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Well, they are to me!

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What about your tactics, folks?

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So we're probably going to try and blow the lot.

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-Yeah.

-Well, good luck to you guys. And now, it's over to the Blues.

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Mum and daughter, Sharon and Izzy. Now, Sharon, I believe

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that you have a job which is crucial to the British climate?

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I have. I work for a fashion accessories company,

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putting ranges of umbrellas together for various retailers in the UK.

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-Do you always carry a brolly?

-Yes, I do.

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-And do you have millions of brollies?

-Yes!

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-Do you have very fancy brollies?

-I have every type of brolly going.

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Great! You also love renovating properties.

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What kind of properties?

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I started off with a cottage, a little one-bedroom cottage,

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and then moved onto larger Victorian houses.

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And sort of developed and bought things for them along the way.

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You organise the exterior building works first...

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-Yes.

-..and then you decorate the house?

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Yes.

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Maybe you two should get together.

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LAUGHTER

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Over to Izzy. Now, you are studying film and television

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but you are no stranger to danger,

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another dangerous girl here!

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Yes, I've been skydiving, paragliding, mountain tobogganing.

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I've got a bucket list of about 300 things. And I went to Vietnam for a month,

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where I was bitten by a monkey

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-and had to have five rabies' injections.

-Wow.

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So, that was fun.

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What is it about you young girls that love danger?

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But you also love collecting?

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Yes, I have 50 gramophone needle tins.

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Which makes me very poor, as a student!

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I don't know why.

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So you've got that collecting bug?

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-I think I'm just a hoarder who also has OCD.

-Oh, right!

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THEY LAUGH

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Can you spot a bargain?

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Well... We will have to find out.

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I think we are going to aim for low to mid-price products

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because they seem to make the most profit,

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as the big ones are a bit risky.

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Terrific. Well, I'd better give you guys some money.

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£300 for the Blues, £300 for the Reds,

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your experts await, so off you go!

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Hopefully, it will be happy families all day

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and there will be no family rifts.

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Our competitive teams need a couple of very talented experts.

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Jumping on board with the Reds, it's...

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And making a noise for the Blues, it's...

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What are we looking for today?

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I'm looking for something that catches my eye, something unusual,

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hopefully decorative.

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-Pretty silver pieces.

-OK.

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Or some military bits and pieces - I quite fancy.

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-What are you looking for?

-Small and pretty.

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I'm more like a vegetable shopper, pick what looks nice.

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Vegetable shopping? Well, that's a first.

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But it sounds like these teams know what they like.

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Swing into action, teams, your time starts now.

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Let's go get shopping, come on.

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Let's go and find some veg.

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There is lots to choose from here, so come on, teams,

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let the battle commence.

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Look, time is ticking, isn't it?

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And it looks like the Reds have found something small and beautiful

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already, but what is it?

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-Oh, look.

-Oh, my gosh!

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-Where's Bob, Bob?

-I'm looking.

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Didn't I read that you like rabbits or something?

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-Hares.

-Hares?

-Hares. I hope it's a hare.

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Hares, hares, rabbits, rabbits.

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I think that's a rabbit, but he's irresistible.

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Only a hare will do for Bob, so time to move on.

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Meanwhile, the Blues want something that grabs them.

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-Is there anything that stands out here?

-Lots of it.

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I think what we've got here is a cabinet full of a dealer

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that specialises in this period glass, so,

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he's going to be charging full-retail.

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Soak in what we're looking at,

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try and find that sort of thing but with a bit of smaller price tag on.

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Nick is right, they need to spot a bargain,

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so it's no to the lovely glassware.

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Have the Reds found anything on their wish list?

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I do like these copper kettles.

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They are really pretty but

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it's not on our list, really, of things we wanted to get.

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Copper is really very in vogue at the moment.

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I'm not entirely sure it's got any collectable merit to it hugely,

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-so, shall we move on?

-Yes.

-All right.

-Move on.

-Let's go.

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The Reds are rejecting copper

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but it looks like the Blues have found something shiny.

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I like the look of these, do you?

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Late-Victorian, Edwardian wine coolers.

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They've got a really glamorous and stylish look to them.

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I wonder what sort of price they are.

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Oh, they have split them up - they are actually £21 each.

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What do you do with that? Maybe buy two of them, make a pair.

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-Yeah.

-Pairs always sell well.

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-I like those, they're quite...

-I think they're really cool, do you?

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-Yeah.

-You like them?

-Lovely.

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-Are these silver-plated?

-Yeah.

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They're not solid silver, silver-plated.

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But feel the weight, they are a good, heavy gauge. Good quality.

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Mappin & Webb as well, always a cracking name.

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-Top-quality silversmiths.

-What do you think of the price?

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So, they're asking £21 each, so...

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If we're going to get a bit of a discount,

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and if we're going to buy two of them and hopefully

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get a better discount than just buying one...

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which are the better two? That one's quite clean.

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-I think those two are the cleanest.

-It's not bad inside.

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So which one are you rejecting?

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-This one, I think.

-Yeah.

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OK. You hang on to that one.

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I'll put that one back.

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I'll go and have a chat with the seller and see what can be done.

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Wonderful, thank you.

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So while Nick goes off to investigate the price,

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the Reds have an interesting offer.

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Do you want a vintage garden gnome?

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-Um...

-She's already got one, actually!

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So that's a no to the gnome,

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but what's the update on the Blues' wine coolers?

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The very best the dealer would do is 35 for the pair.

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Now... Decision time, I don't know what you think.

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Do you think there's much profit to be made?

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Well, it's going to be close. But it's whether if you like them

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enough to have a punt at 35 and see what happens?

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I do like them.

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-I do really like them.

-So is that a deal?

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Are we going to have our first purchase?

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-Yes.

-You sure?

-Let's go for it!

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-Buy number one done?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-Fantastic.

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So, £35. That's only eight minutes in.

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Great, come on, let's go and pay for them.

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Great, well done.

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The Blues are off to a great start

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and it looks like the Reds are also onto some silver.

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Christina, there's two...

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It says silver candlesticks here, two for 38 quid.

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They'd be plated, surely? For that price?

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Let's have a look.

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-Very tempting.

-There you go, Bob.

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Have one of those. Ah, OK.

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Normally, what you would find on the bottom is a green baize base.

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-Yes, of course.

-Underneath that would have been filled probably with

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plaster or some sort of resin

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or something or possibly wax

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to weight them.

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So that they didn't fall over when a candle was on them.

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So not a great start, but...

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Oh, hey. Happy days, look.

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We have got a hallmark on this one.

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-Have you got a hallmark on yours?

-Sure, on there.

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We've got a nice Birmingham hallmark, which is that anchor.

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They've had a bit of a hard life

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but I still think they are a good-looking piece and for £38...

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Seems like a gift, doesn't it?

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Silver is running at about, what, £15 an ounce?

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CHRISTINE LAUGHS

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-Just in metal value.

-Is it? Well done!

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THEY LAUGH

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It's got to be more than two ounces there.

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-I would agree.

-What is it going to make at auction, do you think?

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I would hope that for a nice pair of solid-silver candlesticks

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that all they need doing is just putting a base on them,

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I would hope they would be 50 to £70.

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-Perfect. Well, you wanted silver.

-Yeah, exactly.

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Let's have the candlesticks. Yeah?

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See what the best price they've got... £38 on them.

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See if you can get a little bit off. But I think they're brilliant.

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-Thank you.

-Let's go and ask Margaret.

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-It's a start.

-It is a start.

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Just wondered if you might be able

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to shave something off that price for us.

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Right, the best that I can do is 34.

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£34, guys, are we going to go for it?

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I'm all for it. I think it's a great deal.

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-Yeah?

-I think so, yeah.

-Yeah.

-£34, Margaret, you're a star.

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-Thank you so much.

-Thank you.

-Brilliant.

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Can we leave those with you whilst we keep wandering?

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-Of course you can.

-Marvellous. Right, let's keep going, team.

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Brilliant, I love this. So decisive, it's wonderful.

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Decisive indeed. And with just 12 minutes on the clock,

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they also have their first item.

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But what on earth have the Blues got their hands on?

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That's not pretty.

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It's weird!

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This sort of medical memorabilia is collectable.

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It's gruesome but it's so collectable,

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particularly with wealthy doctors that buy these things to put on

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their desks and in their little libraries and offices.

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They are quite cool.

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Have you seen the glass eyes?

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-I don't want to.

-Oh, look at those. They're quite cool.

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Early-20th-century glass eyes.

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-What would you do with them?

-People just collect them.

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They just put them in display cases like this, you know.

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I mean, they are unusual but you can imagine...

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We're going to a general auction and there's going to be bucketfuls

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of vases and tea sets and dining tables.

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I bet you if we took those,

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they'd be the only pair of glass eyes in the sale.

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It's going to stand out from the crowd, isn't it?

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-It's different.

-Are they too gruesome for you to even consider

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-buying, though?

-I just don't know who would buy them.

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Medical collectors.

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Are they going to be there at the auction?

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Well, hopefully the sale will be online, so with online marketing,

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-search engines...

-Yes.

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..that sort of thing, hopefully they'll pick them up.

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Also, specialist dealers that have cabinets like this in other parts of

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-the country.

-Do you have any idea about profit though?

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-It's a bit of an unusual...

-They are so unusual.

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It's difficult for me to know what they're going to fetch.

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They're asking £65 for the pair.

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I'd have a punt at saying they're probably worth maybe 50 quid,

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I don't know. I just don't know.

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If nothing else turns up,

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it might be a bit of a fun Plan B to fall back on.

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-A bit different.

-We'll keep an eye on them.

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-Come on.

-Great.

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Keep an eye on them...

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Nick, what are you like?

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Well, I have my eye on the clock.

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We are halfway through and both teams have two items to find.

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And it looks like Cara has fallen in love.

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I've seen something really lovely.

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I love that so much.

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-Look at that.

-This?

-Yes.

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Are you a mummy by any chance?

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Yes. My little girl, Iris, she would scream if she saw that.

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She'd really love that.

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-Shall we have a little look at it?

-It's gorgeous. Look at it.

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Open these up.

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I think it's been wired for electricity

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at some point. Yeah, because look,

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we've got little light switches and wires...

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-Yeah.

-..which is slightly worrying for a child's doll's house.

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I love that. It's not just a doll's house,

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it's the drawers as well,

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it's like a toy chest.

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-Where is the price?

-I'd pay hundreds.

-Would you?

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How many hundreds?

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Doll's house and a chest for toys, so it's got £68 on it, guys.

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I think that's a bargain.

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Somebody has spent hours and hours and hours

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lovingly making this for their...

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-Maybe a father for a daughter.

-Maybe a father for a daughter.

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Would you have spent hours making this for Cara?

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-I would have spent even longer.

-He did, he used to make things for us.

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He made a climbing frame once.

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-I did.

-And when we climbed it,

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we got splinters...

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THEY LAUGH

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It was to teach them about the reality of it.

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Yes. Nothing comes without some pain.

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As far as doll's houses go for collectors,

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it doesn't have that va-va-voom that they would want.

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It's not early enough and it's not by any particularly recognised maker

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that would be collectable but it does, and I agree with you,

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it does pull at the heartstrings.

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But it's not going to be commanding high, high prices.

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The trade will buy it if it's cheap enough,

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and hopefully we'll find a loving grandpa in the auction room...

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There's loads of them about.

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Yeah.

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-You want it?

-Yes.

-That's it?

-Yeah.

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Are you sure you don't want to keep having a little look round?

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-Yeah, I'm sure.

-Let's go and agree a price on this, potentially.

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-Let's go and find Margaret.

-Lovely.

-See what she can do for us.

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Cara has her heart set on the doll's house

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but how does the land lie with the price?

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What's the best price you could do for us on the doll's house, please?

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I can take you £3 off, which would be 65.

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Mmm.

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Is there any more you could do for us?

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I could do 60 for you, if that helps.

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-60, that sounds a bit better?

-Yeah?

-It sounds better.

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-Yeah. Shall we go for that?

-You're enthused.

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-I don't think we've got much choice with this, really.

-No.

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The deal is done and with 35 minutes on the clock,

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they have their second item.

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The Blues need to catch up

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and it looks like they've finally found something.

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What about a hatstand?

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If you want to get ahead, get a hat. Do you like that?

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I do quite like that.

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It's got that shabby chic look to it.

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It does. It's on for quite a lot.

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Yeah, I mean that's done on purpose, that crackle wear,

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to give it that sort of old country house look to it.

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Look, it says circa 1940 on there, which would make it vintage,

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but I'm not convinced.

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The colour, the patination, it's not old.

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It's not circa 1940.

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I think it's much more modern than that, I'll be honest with you.

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I think it's been artificially aged.

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But however, it's got the look, it's got a great look.

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A nice bit of interior design and I still think it's worth buying.

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-Yes.

-Yeah, it's a nice texture. I like the look of it.

-Yes.

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-Shall we ask someone about a price?

-Well, the ticket says 75.

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What would you pay for it if you were shopping, retail?

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-You know...

-I wouldn't pay more than 100.

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No, so hopefully if someone else likes it and they want to pay that

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sort of ballpark for it, there's a bit of profit in there.

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I mean, it jumped out at me when we walked in...

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-Yes.

-..this little unit here.

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That's what you want, things that jump out.

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Yes, and in the auction you want that as well,

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to stand out from the crowd.

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And also, you can see these in bedrooms

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-with, sort of, vintage fashion just hanging on them.

-Yes.

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Not that I have them in my bedroom.

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I think they have many uses -

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bedroom, hall, hang lots of things off it.

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We need to find out the best deal on it.

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-Sharon, are you up for the task?

-Yes, I am.

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Can you go and negotiate a really good deal?

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-I'm going to.

-Go on. We are in your hands.

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Good luck.

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Sharon, what's the news?

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The news is the best price they can do is £65.

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£65, well, ultimately, the decision is down to you two, really.

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-What do you think, Izzy?

-I think we only have 17 minutes left,

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-we probably need to...

-Yes.

-Is that all the time we've got?

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-Yes.

-17 minutes, gosh, it is...

-I think we'll go for this item.

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-Are you sure? You want to buy it?

-Yes.

-Yes, I think so.

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-Definitely. Yes.

-You've got the vision?

-Yes.

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You've also got the money. Let's go and get it paid for.

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-OK.

-We've got 17 minutes to find that third and final thing.

-OK.

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-Let's go.

-Come on, then, two down, one to go.

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Well done, come on, keep going, keep going.

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The Blues have caught up, but it's time for some team talk.

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Two things bought, but there is only 17 minutes left.

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We've got those glass eyes.

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So I say, let's give it ten minutes of a rummage...

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-Yes.

-..if nothing else comes up, the eyes have it?

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-The eyes have it.

-Well, come on. Let's go looking. Use your eyes.

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Keep looking, peeping, searching, come on.

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That sounds like a plan. But how are the Reds getting on?

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They wanted something military-related and have they found it?

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There's a little pocket watch here. Army, black-face pocket watch.

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-Lovely.

-"Services - Army," it says.

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-Can I have a little look?

-Yes.

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-Would you mind?

-There we are.

-OK, so it's working.

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You've got, obviously, your normal watch face,

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a pocket watch face there.

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And then you've actually got the second hand here,

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which is a stopwatch as well.

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Black face with these luminescent numbers and dial,

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-so you can see it, potentially, in the dark.

-Yeah.

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So, anything relating to the Forces and pocket watches are really

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-quite sought-after at the moment.

-Yeah.

-They are very collectable.

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This has got a price tag of £55.

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It's not in silver...

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-Right.

-It's in chrome.

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That's not going to give it an intrinsic precious metal value.

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-No.

-But nonetheless, I think it's an interesting thing...

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So what do you think it would fetch?

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I would suggest an auction estimate maybe of 30 to £50,

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but watches are very much an emerging market

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that is going up year on year on year...

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-Yeah.

-I don't think it's ever going to be big, big bucks

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because it was probably a standard-issue pocket watch,

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early 20th century.

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My thoughts are, it ticks the military box, that's great.

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-Ticks!

-Oh, yes, sorry.

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Probably not going to turn a profit, is it?

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We've got two different fields of collectors,

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watch collectors and militaria collectors,

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potentially, who would be interested.

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-What else is in that cabinet? Let's have a look.

-OK.

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See that little photo frame...

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Wow! It's made out of a gun stock.

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That's amazing.

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See, that is quite interesting.

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I've seen clocks, I've seen pocket watch holders,

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I've seen picture frames made out of propellers of aeroplanes as well.

0:20:010:20:06

-Wow!

-It's almost trench art, effectively.

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This is made from a gun stock,

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whittled it into this very sweet little photograph frame.

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So, it's £35.

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I think you've got two potentially quite interesting items there.

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But we've only got one...

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-Which way are we going to go?

-I like the pocket watch best.

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Pocket watch, OK, Bob?

0:20:240:20:25

Yeah, I think this is basically grot, from my point of view.

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I mean, fair enough if you're a collector.

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I wouldn't have that on my mantel shelf.

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-I agree with Cara there.

-Yeah?

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-Absolutely.

-You think the pocket watch is the one potentially for

0:20:360:20:39

-us.

-It's smashing.

-Smashing?

-Smashing.

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Is there anything that you could do on the price for that pocket watch?

0:20:420:20:45

-I'll have a look at the ticket.

-I'll pop this back in the cupboard.

0:20:450:20:48

Yeah, I can take five off that, so it brings it down to £50.

0:20:480:20:51

-OK, is that a deal?

-It's a deal.

0:20:510:20:53

Brilliant, Elaine, thank you very much.

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-You're welcome.

-£50.

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-Thank you.

-That's it.

-You're welcome, thank you.

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Well done, put it there. Well done.

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The Reds have bought their final item with time to spare.

0:21:010:21:05

So the pressure is on the Blues.

0:21:050:21:06

It looks like they're heading back for those weird and wonderful eyes.

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-They're still there?

-Oh, they're still there.

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-Thank goodness for that.

-Oh, good.

-OK, so, next, we just need to find

0:21:130:21:16

-out what the best price is, don't we?

-Yes.

0:21:160:21:18

Izzy, you're in the driving seat for this.

0:21:180:21:20

-Yes, I'll try.

-Right, OK, get a good negotiation.

0:21:200:21:23

-I will.

-Good luck.

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The price is £65.

0:21:240:21:26

So, what can Izzy achieve?

0:21:260:21:28

-Izzy...

-I spoke to the woman, she won't go a pound under 55.

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-£55. That's the absolute death, was it?

-Yes.

-Not a penny under?

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-I asked.

-Decision time.

0:21:350:21:37

I mean, we haven't got much time to do anything else.

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-So, what's it going to be?

-We've got to go for it.

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-Are you sure?

-Yes.

-That's it. All three things bought.

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Yes. Finished. Are you happy? Done.

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Gosh, what a to-do that was!

0:21:460:21:47

The eyes have it and the Blues have bagged all three items.

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Case closed. Your time is up.

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Great, well done. We got there.

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Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.

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They wanted silver, so they bought

0:22:000:22:02

this pair of early-20th-century candlesticks for £34.

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Cara just had to have the home-made doll's house.

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It cost £60.

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And Bob had his heart set on militaria.

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And bought the Army pocket watch for £50.

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Well, guys, did you have a lovely time?

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-Fantastic.

-We did. Really did.

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You two were the dream team.

0:22:240:22:27

Everything went like clockwork.

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-It was good, it was great.

-What was your favourite item?

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My favourite item is definitely the doll's house.

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-Yeah.

-Surprise, surprise.

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It's lovely. I can't wait to see how it does.

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Is it going to make the most profit, though?

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No. I don't think it is.

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What was your favourite item?

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The silver candlesticks were easily the nicest items, I thought.

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Well, you've spent £144, which is fairly respectable,

0:22:490:22:54

and you will have to give me 156.

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Christina, £156 there.

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-That's good, isn't it?

-Yes.

0:23:010:23:03

That's a lot of dosh, Christina.

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Are you going to spend it all, are you going to be frivolous?

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I certainly will try. We've got to love a bit of frivolity, haven't we?

0:23:080:23:11

Well, while Christina hares off,

0:23:110:23:13

we're going to have a look at what the Blues bought.

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They bought the pair of Mappin & Webb silver wine coolers for £35.

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The retro hatstand set them back £65.

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And everyone is looking at this quirky pair

0:23:270:23:32

of 20th-century prosthetic glass eyes at £55.

0:23:320:23:35

Well, girls, did you have a lovely time?

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-Fantastic.

-Well,

0:23:380:23:40

you made a cracking start and then it all went down the hill a bit.

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And...you wanted to buy pretty, girlie things

0:23:440:23:48

and you bought bizarre things.

0:23:480:23:52

What's your favourite item?

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Mine is the hatstand.

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-Right.

-I would use that myself.

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Is it going to make the best profit?

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No, I don't think so. I think the wine coolers, the first buy,

0:23:590:24:02

-will make the most profit.

-Yeah.

0:24:020:24:04

And what about you, what's your favourite?

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I think I have to like the weirdest item, which is the glass eyes.

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The glass eyes...

0:24:110:24:12

THEY LAUGH

0:24:120:24:14

But I think the thing that is going to make the most profit

0:24:140:24:17

is going to be the wine coolers.

0:24:170:24:18

Now, you spent £155.

0:24:180:24:21

-Can I have 145?

-Yes.

-Thank you.

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Which I'll pass over to Nick.

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Are you going to buy pretty and girlie

0:24:260:24:29

or are you going to buy weird and bizarre?

0:24:290:24:32

Did you have to ask?

0:24:320:24:34

On this weird and bizarre journey these two have taken me on,

0:24:340:24:37

I've got to keep in with that, haven't I?

0:24:370:24:39

While Nick goes off on his search,

0:24:390:24:41

I want to tell you the story of a group of extraordinary women.

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And here's a clue.

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We've nipped over the border to Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

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During the Industrial Revolution,

0:24:520:24:55

it was known as the City of Steel,

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but for centuries

0:24:560:24:58

it had earned world fame for its cutlery manufacture.

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Since the 14th century,

0:25:010:25:03

thousands of workers were employed in the making of cutlery

0:25:030:25:08

but one group of women in particular

0:25:080:25:10

made their presence felt in this male-dominated industry.

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They were called the buffer girls.

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From the 1880s,

0:25:180:25:20

the buffer girls polished the silver and stainless steel cutlery

0:25:200:25:24

on buffing wheels and earned themselves a formidable reputation.

0:25:240:25:28

I've come Kelham Island Museum to meet Margaret Dickinson,

0:25:280:25:32

author of a novel about the buffer girls.

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What did the buffer girls do?

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They prepared the cutlery for sale.

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I have a spoon and a fork here.

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And they buffed them on these wheels.

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They would spin at quite a rapid speed.

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And then they would hold the cutlery near them.

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And we've got different sorts of wheels for the different processes.

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There was roughing,

0:25:520:25:53

which was getting the dents and the marks off the spoons and forks.

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Then there was insiding,

0:25:570:25:58

which was polishing the inside of the bowl of the spoon.

0:25:580:26:02

There was edging, which was buffing the edges of the spoons and forks.

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Heeling and pipping, which was the handles.

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That job was usually given to a beginner.

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All right. Was that the easy job?

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I think so, yes.

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They used a mix of oil and sand to polish the items of cutlery,

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which made the work extremely dirty,

0:26:180:26:21

and the girls became known for

0:26:210:26:23

the distinctive clothes they wore.

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They would wear an old dress or skirt and blouse,

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over which they would wear what they called buff brats.

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And they were like an operating gown that opened at the back,

0:26:320:26:35

so that if the clothes got caught in the machine

0:26:350:26:38

they could be whipped off quickly.

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On top of that,

0:26:400:26:42

they wore an old apron and they also wore a scarf around their necks.

0:26:420:26:47

Then again, it was to keep the dirt from going down into their clothing.

0:26:470:26:51

And then a headscarf, which was also used to tie back their hair,

0:26:510:26:55

because of the danger of their hair falling into the machines.

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I couldn't help noticing the brown paper and string.

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They used that to wrap round their legs,

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to protect them from the oily sand.

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And they got the nickname, which I think's a lovely phrase,

0:27:050:27:08

diamonds in brown paper.

0:27:080:27:10

Their uniform protected the girls from the dirt

0:27:100:27:14

but it wasn't just their clothes that made them stand out.

0:27:140:27:17

They were very independent women for the time.

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They were boisterous and loud, they were not demure,

0:27:200:27:23

as women of the time were probably supposed to be.

0:27:230:27:26

-Did they have a bit of a reputation?

-They did. They were a bit bawdy.

0:27:260:27:29

They could use the fruity language, if they wished.

0:27:290:27:33

There's a little tale that tells about...

0:27:330:27:36

If a man wandered into their domain,

0:27:360:27:38

he was in danger of having his clothes torn off

0:27:380:27:42

and covered in the oily sand.

0:27:420:27:43

So, they had to be a bit careful.

0:27:430:27:45

The girls were relatively well-paid, compared to other jobs available to

0:27:470:27:51

women at the time. But with so many moving parts in factories,

0:27:510:27:55

the work could be dangerous.

0:27:550:27:58

They could get what they called collared.

0:27:580:28:00

That's if they got a piece of clothing or hair caught in the

0:28:000:28:03

spindle and it would trap them and pull them onto it.

0:28:030:28:07

Accidents did happen.

0:28:070:28:08

After the Second World War, the use of stainless steel in cutlery making

0:28:080:28:12

meant the silver trade declined. And over the next few decades,

0:28:120:28:17

hundreds of buffer girls left the industry and found other jobs.

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I'd never heard of the buffer girls.

0:28:210:28:23

Would you say that they were unsung heroes?

0:28:230:28:26

I would. Yes. I think people away from Sheffield probably don't know

0:28:260:28:29

who they are, don't know much about them.

0:28:290:28:31

But around this area, they are very well-known

0:28:310:28:34

and they were such colourful and inspiring characters

0:28:340:28:38

that worked so hard. And I think they deserve to be remembered.

0:28:380:28:41

Margaret, they sound like an amazing bunch of women,

0:28:410:28:45

thank you so much for telling me about them.

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But now, it's time to head off to the auction.

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Let's hope we can buff up some profits there.

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Today, we are at Sheffield Auction Galleries

0:29:030:29:06

with auctioneer Robert Lee.

0:29:060:29:08

Robert, it's lovely to be here.

0:29:080:29:10

-Yes. Welcome, Anita. Pleased to see you.

-Terrific.

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Now, let's have a look at our Reds, Cara and Bob, first of all.

0:29:130:29:18

Their first item was this elegant pair of silver candlesticks.

0:29:180:29:24

What do you think of them?

0:29:240:29:26

Lovely shape. They've got a lot going for them.

0:29:260:29:29

Excellent. What's your estimate?

0:29:290:29:32

Well, I'd have thought they must be £40 to £60-worth there.

0:29:320:29:35

Well, they've only paid 34, so you're giving me good news, Robert.

0:29:350:29:41

Now, the next item is this 1950s doll's house.

0:29:410:29:47

I think it's a bit of a home-made effort.

0:29:470:29:50

Because you've got the two lower drawers there.

0:29:500:29:52

I think they've probably been off a chest of drawers, once upon a time.

0:29:520:29:56

What's your estimate?

0:29:560:29:58

20-40.

0:29:580:29:59

Well, they've been very, very soppy about this

0:29:590:30:02

-and they've paid £60 for this one.

-Ohh...

0:30:020:30:05

Next item.

0:30:050:30:07

Services Army pocket watch. Will your buyers like it?

0:30:070:30:11

Military things always seem to go fairly well.

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Could be...£10, £15, something like that.

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Well, it will need to do a lot more. Because they've paid £50.

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They've paid top end on that, really.

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It looks like the bonus buy might be needed.

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So, we're going to go and have a look at it.

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Cara, Bob, you left Christina £156.

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Christina, let's see what you bought.

0:30:360:30:39

Well, you remember how big Hemswell was, don't you, Anita?

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I scoured every single one of those rooms for anything even vaguely

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hare-related for you. And there is nothing.

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So, instead, I got you a bit of a boys' toy.

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I like that!

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-Really cool!

-And it's fun.

-Exactly.

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So, here we have a little Spitfire, World War II desk ornament.

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It's a bit of a boys' toy. It's a bit of a paperweight.

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Wonderful novelty thing that really stirs that great sentimentality

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that we have in this country for these wonderful fighter planes.

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I'm really hoping that, if not in the room,

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there might be some people on the internet who see it

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and want a Spitfire on their desk.

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So, there we go, my love.

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That is for you. We got your doll's house.

0:31:240:31:27

-We did.

-Yeah. I really deserve this.

0:31:270:31:29

-It is smashing.

-And it's the military theme, which we wanted.

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-Exactly.

-How much did you pay for it?

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I paid £34 for it.

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And what's it going to fetch?

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Well, at auction, I would hope it would fetch 30-£50.

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40-£60, you never know.

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Hope so because I think we're

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going to need more help than that, Christina.

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You don't need to make up your mind at the moment.

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Wait until your first three items have been sold but, in the meantime,

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let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Christina's Spitfire.

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Now, who can resist that iconic image?

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The image of the Spitfire.

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I like it. Nice piece.

0:32:090:32:12

What's your estimate on that, Robert?

0:32:120:32:15

I think I've gone in a bit low with this. 15-£25.

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I think it should be a lot more.

0:32:180:32:19

Well, Christina paid £34 but you're feeling optimistic about this item?

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-Definitely.

-Well, that's good news.

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Now, to our Blues. Sharon and Izzy.

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Their first item is this pair of wine coolers.

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Mappin & Webb. Do you like them?

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Well, it's a quality maker to start with, isn't it?

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Very nice pair, very good order, I do like them.

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I don't think we're out of the way if we say 30-£50.

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Well, they only paid £35, so we are in with a shout.

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Good news on the wine coolers.

0:32:510:32:53

What about their second lot? The coatstand.

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They called it shabby and chic.

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I like it. It's for a big family.

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Look at all the pegs on it.

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THEY LAUGH

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What's your estimate?

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20-30.

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Well, they paid £65 for it, which is quite a lot of money.

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So, going from something which could be relatively modern

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to a 19th-century lot.

0:33:180:33:21

We have two glass eyes.

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Are they winking at you, Robert?

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Scary, aren't they, those two?

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You've got to ask the question, who would want them?

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Would anybody collect them?

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I'm not too sure.

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But we have got the internet,

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so you've got a worldwide audience for it.

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Tell me, what estimate have you put on them?

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I'm struggling. I've gone for 20-£30 for the pair.

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Or a tenner an eye, if you wish.

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They paid £55. They may have a couple of wee problems here.

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It's a mixed bag.

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They may need their bonus buy.

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So let's go and have a look at it.

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Sharon, Izzy, you left Nick £145.

0:34:010:34:04

Nick, what did you buy?

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Bearing in mind this weird and wacky trip of things we've bought,

0:34:060:34:10

those eyes and some amazing things,

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-I've kept on that weird and wacky vein.

-OK.

0:34:120:34:15

-Freaky.

-Scary Mary, aren't they?

0:34:170:34:20

-What are they?

-Well, I think these are quite rare

0:34:200:34:23

modesty medical dolls.

0:34:230:34:25

Now, hundreds of years old... When it was inappropriate for your

0:34:250:34:28

local doctor or GP to lay his hands on the body of a female patient, so,

0:34:280:34:32

she would point at the area where the ailment was.

0:34:320:34:36

To save her modesty.

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They are sometimes confused with fertility dolls.

0:34:370:34:40

Izzy, you've gone quiet. What do you think?

0:34:400:34:43

-Do you think I've gone mad?

-They are very strange.

0:34:430:34:45

I've never seen anything quite like it.

0:34:450:34:47

Well, that's a good thing. It means they are rare.

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How much did you pay for them?

0:34:500:34:52

I spent a measly £20 for the two of them.

0:34:520:34:54

-God! So, quite cheap, considering they are so old.

-Yes. £20 a pair.

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What do I think they are going to fetch?

0:34:570:34:59

I've no idea, but I'm convinced they're worth a lot more than £20.

0:34:590:35:02

You don't need to make up your mind just now.

0:35:020:35:05

You wait until after your first three items have been sold but,

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in the meantime, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks

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of Nick's little dolls.

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Robert, what do you think of these medicine dolls?

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I don't know what to make of them.

0:35:200:35:22

Are they medicine dolls?

0:35:220:35:24

-There's some age to them.

-Yes. Yes.

0:35:240:35:26

I'm not even sure what they are made of.

0:35:260:35:28

It looks like someone sort of leather.

0:35:280:35:30

What estimate did you put on them?

0:35:300:35:33

-Well, I've gone low. 15-25.

-Well, Nick's only paid £20.

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I think that's rather a good punt.

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For £20.

0:35:420:35:43

Yeah, I think he's bought fairly well there.

0:35:430:35:45

Well, that's good news.

0:35:450:35:47

Are you taking the sale?

0:35:470:35:48

Yes, I am. And I'm looking forward to selling these dolls and all the

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other goodies that we've got.

0:35:520:35:53

Excellent. Well, I'm looking forward to it.

0:35:530:35:57

Bob, Cara, have you been to an auction before?

0:36:010:36:05

-I have. I've been to a few.

-This is my first time.

0:36:050:36:08

-Your first time.

-Very excited.

0:36:080:36:10

-Are you?

-Yes.

-Is your heart beating fast?

0:36:100:36:13

Yes. This is the moment of truth, isn't it?

0:36:130:36:15

Your first item's about to be sold.

0:36:150:36:17

It's that lovely pair of candlesticks.

0:36:170:36:20

You've paid £34 for them.

0:36:200:36:22

So, good luck.

0:36:220:36:24

We'll start the bidding at £28.

0:36:240:36:26

30, please.

0:36:260:36:27

£30, it must be. 30 there with the lady.

0:36:270:36:29

35, we are after.

0:36:290:36:31

Must be 35 to move on.

0:36:310:36:33

Any more activity? 35, sir.

0:36:330:36:34

40. Hammer's dropping at £40 only.

0:36:340:36:36

Have we finished?

0:36:360:36:38

£40. That's excellent. Makes a profit of £6.

0:36:390:36:43

Not to be sniffed at.

0:36:430:36:45

Your doll's house is coming up.

0:36:450:36:46

You paid £60 for it. Coming up now.

0:36:460:36:49

Must start the bidding at, wait for it, £20.

0:36:490:36:52

22, we're after.

0:36:520:36:54

Must be 22 to continue.

0:36:540:36:56

Make some young girl happy with this.

0:36:560:36:58

22. 20 bid so far.

0:36:580:37:00

Internet's at 22. It's going.

0:37:000:37:02

Oh, no!

0:37:020:37:04

£22.

0:37:040:37:07

That's -38 on that.

0:37:070:37:10

Which makes your overall -32 on two items.

0:37:100:37:16

-That's still good.

-That's not too bad.

0:37:160:37:18

And you've still got that Army pocket watch to sell.

0:37:180:37:22

You paid £50 for that.

0:37:220:37:23

Let's see how it does.

0:37:230:37:26

Pocket watch. Black dial with Arabic numerals.

0:37:260:37:28

18, please. 18, 20, and 2.

0:37:280:37:30

22 in the room, 25 we're after.

0:37:300:37:32

Anybody else coming in? Running piece.

0:37:320:37:34

28. £30.

0:37:340:37:36

28 bid with the gentleman on the settee.

0:37:360:37:38

Must be 30 now.

0:37:380:37:39

Fair warning, hammer's going to drop at £28.

0:37:390:37:41

Going, going...

0:37:410:37:44

-He's dropped.

-Oh, hard luck.

0:37:440:37:46

That's -£22, which makes your overall -£54.

0:37:460:37:53

You'll have to make up your mind whether you want to take that little

0:37:530:37:57

Spitfire - Christina's bonus buy.

0:37:570:38:00

She paid £34 for it.

0:38:000:38:02

Do you want to take the bonus buy or not?

0:38:020:38:06

-Yes. 100%.

-Definitely, yeah.

0:38:060:38:08

-I think it's going to make £100 profit.

-Oh, sweetheart.

0:38:080:38:12

Brass desk model of the Spitfire.

0:38:120:38:14

15, please. 15, 18, 20.

0:38:140:38:16

22. 25. 28.

0:38:160:38:19

35 bid on the internet.

0:38:190:38:21

40, madam? No!

0:38:210:38:22

35 bid on the internet.

0:38:220:38:24

Who's on 40? 45 bid on the internet.

0:38:240:38:26

50, I need. Hammer's going to drop at 45.

0:38:260:38:29

Bid now or lose it.

0:38:290:38:30

45, well done.

0:38:320:38:34

That's a profit of £11.

0:38:340:38:38

Excellent.

0:38:380:38:39

Which brings your overall score to -43.

0:38:390:38:45

But that could be a winning score.

0:38:450:38:48

But you have to promise that you won't say a word to the Blues.

0:38:480:38:52

No. Won't say a word to the losers... The Blues...

0:38:520:38:55

-How are you feeling?

-I'm actually quite nervous.

0:39:000:39:03

It's really busy in here.

0:39:030:39:05

I'm quite excited.

0:39:050:39:06

Well, your first item,

0:39:060:39:07

the pair of Mappin & Webb ice buckets is coming up.

0:39:070:39:11

Very good luck.

0:39:110:39:12

£30 for them. Must be.

0:39:120:39:14

30 bid. 35, we're after.

0:39:140:39:15

So, at 40. 45, I need.

0:39:150:39:17

45 bid. 50, I'm after.

0:39:170:39:18

50, top left. 55, I need.

0:39:180:39:20

With the lady in the room at 50. Top left.

0:39:200:39:23

Must the 55 for them.

0:39:230:39:25

55. 60, madam?

0:39:250:39:26

No. 55 bid on the internet.

0:39:260:39:29

Selling them at 55 going, going...

0:39:290:39:31

BANGS GAVEL

0:39:310:39:33

£55!

0:39:330:39:34

What a magnificent start, girls.

0:39:340:39:38

That is plus £20.

0:39:380:39:44

Now, your next item, the coat and hatstand

0:39:440:39:47

which you paid £65 for.

0:39:470:39:51

Modern hat and coatstand, finished in cream. Crackle effect.

0:39:510:39:54

Must start the bidding at £22.

0:39:540:39:56

25, we're after.

0:39:560:39:58

25 bid. 28 bid, 30.

0:39:580:40:00

35 bid.

0:40:000:40:01

40, please. 50 bid.

0:40:010:40:03

55, we're after.

0:40:030:40:04

50 bid so far, on the internet.

0:40:040:40:06

5 to carry on.

0:40:060:40:08

-50 bid so far.

-You need one of these. Come on.

0:40:080:40:10

Got to be 55.

0:40:100:40:11

Got to go. All the way now at 50. Going, going...

0:40:110:40:15

£50 just.

0:40:150:40:17

Hard luck. We were nearly there.

0:40:170:40:20

We were nearly there. £50, which means that's -£15,

0:40:200:40:25

which takes you, after your first two items, still in profit of £5.

0:40:250:40:31

Your next item, the glass eyes.

0:40:310:40:34

You paid £55 for those.

0:40:340:40:37

Let's hope you can make a profit on this.

0:40:370:40:41

£20 is your opening bid.

0:40:410:40:42

25 with me. 30 with me on commission.

0:40:420:40:45

35 bid. 40 you need.

0:40:450:40:47

Must be 40. Hammer's going to drop at £35.

0:40:470:40:50

Going, going...

0:40:500:40:52

Oh, what a shame. What a shame.

0:40:520:40:55

That was a loss of £20.

0:40:550:40:57

After your first three items,

0:40:570:40:59

you're at -£15.

0:40:590:41:01

Are you going to take the bonus buy?

0:41:010:41:03

I think we're going to go for it.

0:41:030:41:05

You're going to go for the bonus buy?

0:41:050:41:06

-I love the bonus buy.

-Positive?

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:41:060:41:10

Nick, they're going to go for the bonus buy,

0:41:100:41:13

the pair of antique dolls.

0:41:130:41:15

You paid £20 for them. Let's hope they make a profit

0:41:150:41:19

because they're coming under the hammer right now.

0:41:190:41:22

Pair of these ancient wooden, carved medicine dolls.

0:41:220:41:25

10 there. 12, 15. 18. 20.

0:41:250:41:27

22. 25. 28.

0:41:270:41:30

Gentleman, front centre.

0:41:300:41:31

New bid 30. 35, sir?

0:41:310:41:33

40? No. 35 on the front?

0:41:330:41:35

Must be 40. Anybody else for £40?

0:41:350:41:38

Bid now or lose them, they're going to sell.

0:41:380:41:39

In black at 35. Are we done?

0:41:390:41:42

£35.

0:41:440:41:46

That's excellent.

0:41:460:41:48

Well done, Nick.

0:41:480:41:49

That's a profit of £15.

0:41:490:41:54

Which eliminates your loss of £15.

0:41:540:41:58

-We're back where we started.

-You're back where we started.

0:41:580:42:01

Well done, girls. That could be a winning score.

0:42:010:42:05

So, don't say a word to the Reds.

0:42:050:42:09

Well, teams, the results are in and, sadly, today,

0:42:140:42:18

no-one is going home with any money.

0:42:180:42:21

But we still have winners and we still have runners-up.

0:42:210:42:25

And sadly, today, the runners-up are the Reds.

0:42:250:42:29

THEY GROAN

0:42:290:42:32

Unfortunately, Christina's Spitfire couldn't really take you into profit

0:42:320:42:38

and, in the end, you had -43.

0:42:380:42:41

But you were wonderful.

0:42:410:42:43

And you were great sports.

0:42:430:42:45

And you kept smiling.

0:42:450:42:47

LAUGHTER

0:42:470:42:48

So, that makes today's winners - the Blues.

0:42:480:42:51

CHEERS

0:42:510:42:53

Well done, Blues. You made a great start.

0:42:530:42:56

And in the end, you ended up with zero.

0:42:560:43:00

CHEERING

0:43:000:43:02

And today,

0:43:020:43:04

zero is a winning score.

0:43:040:43:07

So, congratulations.

0:43:070:43:10

But you were all wonderful and you were all great sports.

0:43:100:43:14

If you would like to find out more about Bargain Hunt,

0:43:140:43:18

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0:43:180:43:22

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Today's location is the Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire. Presenter Anita Manning is in the driving seat and the experts are Christina Trevanion and Nick Hall.

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