Peterborough 13 Bargain Hunt


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Peterborough 13

Eric Knowles presents from the East of England Showground in Peterborough, with experts Charles Hanson and Tim Weeks assisting the two teams.


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Well, today's show is very special indeed - in fact,

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we have made television history.

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Because both teams have made - and wait for this - £150,000 profit!

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Join us next time for some more bargain-hunting!

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Yes? Yes! Yes...

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HARP PLAYS

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Yes... Yes... Yes...

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Oh, maybe one day, eh?

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Well, there's no point me sitting round daydreaming.

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So let's go bargain-hunting!

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We're at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

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And as always, our teams have one hour and £300 to spend

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on three items that hopefully

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will return them a profit when they sell on at auction.

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Let's have a butcher's at what is coming up.

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We're horsing around with the Reds.

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I love that, I love it with the little...

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Three horses, like the three of us.

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-Yes.

-Galloping to the finishing line!

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It's fun and games with the Blues.

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There you go. See what you think. See if you can put it through the legs.

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Nicely done, Mark.

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And emotions run high for the Reds and Blues at auction.

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Yes!

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One more!

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Ooh!

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All that is coming up later.

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So let's meet today's teams.

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And we've got a cracking bunch.

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For the Reds we've got married couple Stephen and Clare.

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And for the Blues we've got good friends Jake and Mark.

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So, hello. ALL: Hello!

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So Clare, tell me how you guys met?

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Well, I was working for Steve in a catering company in Marbella.

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He said to me, if you try my cheesecake, you'll marry me.

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And we ended up having cheesecake at the wedding!

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Good grief! All on the strength of this man's cheesecake!

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-Yeah.

-But I believe now you do something completely different for a

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-living?

-Yeah, that's right.

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I work in a law firm, I do conveyancing in a high-street firm.

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And what about chilling out, de-stressing. What do you get up to?

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I ride horses, I used to teach, and I host dinner parties as well.

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With my friends and family.

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So Steve, I mean, as a chef,

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you must be well in demand for dinner parties these days.

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But tell me a little bit more about you.

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I work in a hotel in Bedfordshire.

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It's a 4-star hotel and we hold a rosette for our food in our restaurant.

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A rosette, no less?

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Right. Excellente.

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And what about de-stressing for you? What does it take the form of?

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I'm a golf man. I like playing golf, but...not the best, but I enjoy it,

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yeah. Walking the dog, being with my family.

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-Yeah.

-Basically, that's it.

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So, what about the tactics today - what have you come up with?

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We're going to go out and we're going to buy something that's moderately priced.

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And we're just going to go out to win.

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-And look for a bargain!

-Definitely.

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Name of the game! Well, very good luck to you, guys.

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But turning my attention to the Blue team.

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So, Jake, tell me - how did you two first meet?

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Well, Mark and I met at medical school and since then we've performed in

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the pantomime together several times,

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gone on a few trips around the world,

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and we've taken our first steps into our medical careers together.

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So you now have a medical degree?

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I'm training in anaesthetics now and I've got about five years to go until

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I would be able to be a consultant anaesthetist.

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So Mark, you're also in the medical profession,

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but you've taken a slightly different route, I believe?

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Yes, that's right. I actually prefer to do work sometimes!

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-And I'm a surgeon.

-That wasn't lost on you, was it!

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-I think that's a dig.

-It was a bit of a dig.

-That's a classic surgeon.

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Sorry, no, they are very important.

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But no, I see both emergency and nonemergency patients.

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I've had a few jobs in plastic surgery, paediatric surgery,

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and I'm currently working as a general surgical trainee at the moment.

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OK, fellas, what about tactics today?

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We're out to win, we're going to use our team working skills,

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we're going to use our clinical knowledge to spot the signs

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of a good bargain from a long way away!

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So, it's time for the money moment.

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So £300 for the Reds.

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£300 for the Blues.

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Spend it wisely. This is the bit where you go off and you meet your experts.

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Well, two teams with very competitive streaks.

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I think we're in for a bit of fun today!

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And of course, our two teams will need some guidance along the way.

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Charles Hanson will be teeing off with the Reds.

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Whilst Tim Weeks will be putting his best foot forward for the Blues.

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What are we looking for today?

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I would like a piece of furniture, maybe a big wooden box or chest.

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-I like your style.

-Oh,

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I think we'll try and look for something of scientific or medical value,

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-that sort of thing.

-Chef?

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-Silverware.

-Why?

-Definitely silverware.

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-Why?

-Shiny, make good money.

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Something nice and sophisticated.

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What's that? 60 minutes?

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Your time starts now! HOOTER SOUNDS

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Right, let's get on with it. Come on!

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Come on, follow me!

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Well, there's no shortage on the shopping list today.

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Luckily, there's plenty to choose from. Good luck, teams!

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Maybe if we wander down this way and then we can wander

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round and then come back indoors if we need to.

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Come on, let's go.

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Did everyone get that? Good!

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Straight away, the Blues have spotted a potential purchase.

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It's stylish, still very cool.

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Such a popular brand. So many people are after it.

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General collectors are going to want something like that.

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It's great advertising. It's a very cool piece.

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-Yeah.

-What do you think, Mark?

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I like the slightly rusted effect to it.

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Well, you both seem pretty keen, so shall we ask the trader?

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Yeah. Let's bring him over.

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-Sir, good morning. How are you?

-Good morning.

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We're interested in your sign there.

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-Yeah, the vintage Lambretta.

-What's your asking price on it?

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-It's 140.

-Oh, I think for 140 we're going to struggle to make a profit on that.

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-What do you think, Mark?

-Best I can do it for is 120.

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Unless we can get it for about 50, I can see that making much of a profit.

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-What do you think?

-No, can't do that.

-Well, shall we leave it in the bank

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for now? Because it's still early.

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That would've been a third of the asking price, Blues.

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Off you scoot! Meanwhile, the Reds have also spotted something shiny.

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Oh, that's nice. It's quite expensive, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-Yeah.

-I paid three and a half.

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So I was asking 380.

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Yeah. Remember our budget, OK?

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This is the immortal words.

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£380, Reds.

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Anything else within budget, maybe?

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This, for £10, enamelled English silver.

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-My goodness me. Isn't that gorgeous?

-It's nice.

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Fancy some sherry in your trifle, chef?

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-Can we have it for eight?

-No, because I could retail it for 30.

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-I'm knocking £20 off.

-What you got on here is

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obviously a heavy label, a decanter label.

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How do we know it's silver, chef?

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-Look at the hallmark?

-Exactly.

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So, on the back we can see the hallmark for Birmingham, so we're talking,

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age wise, maybe 1970s.

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-What's it worth?

-Well, I would say happily, all day long,

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it ought to make about £30.

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I think for £10, an absolute bargain.

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-Perfect.

-I think, shake the man's hand.

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Sir! Hello. Sorry, my colleague has a word to say to you.

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-Thank you. £10.

-On that note...

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And that, Red team, is how it's done!

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Sometimes, guys, you get lucky.

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You know, what a tipple, for a tenner!

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Cheers! Good health!

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Six minutes gone, one down, two to go.

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-Come on.

-Perfect, let's go.

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Meanwhile, the Blues have spotted something rather familiar.

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Oh, are we going to go through an anatomy session now?

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Intrigued as to how old this is.

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I would've thought that's probably '60s, '70s.

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It's made of resin. What are the numbers, then?

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-Oh, well, is this a test, or...?

-This is a test, yeah.

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-I want to check that you are a doctor!

-Oh, right, OK.

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Well, we've got the kidneys here, the spleen up here,

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-this is where the heart would sit.

-OK, well, it's quite a cool thing, isn't it?

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You did say you wanted something medical-related.

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-Yeah.

-Well, you sound keen.

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Time to have a word with the dealer.

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Sir, could we have a word about one of your items, please?

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-How do you do?

-Good morning.

-Good morning.

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-Got some lovely items.

-Can you offer us a price?

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We're asking 295, really.

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-Yes.

-We've seen advertised for £1,000, complete.

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-Complete item.

-Thank you anyway.

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It's been a pleasure, thank you.

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Never mind. Onwards!

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-Best keep going.

-What's Charles spotted?

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There we go. Oh, look at that.

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-Wow.

-Wow.

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-Quite like it.

-So, do you think it's got any age to it?

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Well, yes, I do.

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I think looking at the exterior,

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it's obviously some sort of travelling case because you can see

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on the sides here, these flush handles inset in iron.

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What date would it be, Stephen?

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Artillery, First World War?

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Yeah, I think it's probably 1910, 1920.

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If you saw this...

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-Yeah.

-..in a shop.

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What would you pay for it, Stephen?

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-£80?

-Yourself?

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No, I would pay a lot less.

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-Yeah.

-40, 50?

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-40.

-I'm going to guess, I think if you go off and ask the dealer,

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I think you'll come back and tell me it's priced at £65.

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-OK.

-Good luck.

-I'll see what we can do.

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-Good luck.

-Time will tell.

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Work your magic, Clare!

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Back to the Blues, who are discussing a plan of action.

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Perhaps we should do like a rapid review of the things...

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Go for a bit of a recce, yeah.

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-Yeah.

-Shall we do it? Shall we go into one of these bays and just have a look round?

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-Just start having a look?

-Yeah, OK.

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-Let's do it.

-So it's a rapid recce and review for the Blues.

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Back with the Reds, and Charles guessed a price on the box of £65.

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Well, he started off at 65.

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-Really!

-Yeah. And then we went down to 45.

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If it came into my saleroom, I'd probably say between 40 and £60.

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-So what do you think?

-I love it.

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I think we should come back.

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Because it's quick, isn't it, and soon?

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Yeah. It can be a snappy buy later.

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-Yeah.

-But it might go.

-Yeah, that's OK.

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Not sure you had a say in that one, Steve!

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But moving on, team!

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Right, Blues, time to get a move on.

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You still need to bag your first item,

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and you're 20 minutes into the shop!

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-Croquet set.

-That could be interesting, couldn't it?

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It's in good condition, isn't it? It's all there, all complete.

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Croquet came in mid-19th century.

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I don't think this is quite as old as that.

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No. I would say this is '70s, even '80s.

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There you go. See what you think. See if you can put it through the legs.

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-Nicely done, Mark.

-I think it's worth finding out what we can do.

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If we get it for 30, £40.

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-OK.

-There could be some money in there.

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I think so. I think we could do that.

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Hello. We're admiring your croquet set.

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Yeah, it's a nice set. Best price on it, I've got 45 on it.

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Today only, £30.

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-Could you do 25?

-I couldn't possibly. I'd be losing money.

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You know what, Mark, I like this. I do like this one.

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-We'll go for 30.

-OK.

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Thank you very much.

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Look at that! That's the first buy down.

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Put it there! Happy?

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The smiles are back on the faces.

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-We're going to it!

-Right, we're on a roll now.

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Let's do it. Come on!

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And there you have it, Blues. One item down, eventually.

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That's one item apiece, teams.

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They're over there.

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-What are they looking at?

-Hello!

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No, we're not watching you, OK!

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Oh, look out, Blues. Someone has their eye on you!

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What have you spotted, guys?

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That little bellows there.

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Little bellows, brass bellows.

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So, what do you like about that?

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I don't know, it's interesting to think

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what it might have been used for,

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if someone would use that to start a little mini fire or something like

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-that.

-Yeah.

-I mean, it doesn't excite me an awful lot, if I'm honest.

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-No.

-OK, don't waste time, team, move on!

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Back to business, and it's another spot by Charles.

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-It's...

-Is it a flask?

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I'd call it like a little whisky flask, isn't it?

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It's in the form of a female shoe of circa 1850.

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But you can see, turn it upside down there,

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can you see these old stilt marks?

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-Yeah.

-They're the kiln marks.

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So in the kiln, it sat on those three feet.

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-Are there collectors out there?

-Yeah, hugely.

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-How much is it?

-20.

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-20.

-I don't like to use the term bargain, because we're hunting.

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-But that's a bargain.

-15.

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Oh, don't say that, man!

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Really, it ought to make between, I think, £40 and £60.

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That's a bold claim, Charles.

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It's not what we wanted,

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but I take Charles's expert opinion quite serious.

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Thank you very much!

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-Yeah, let's go for it.

-£15, sir, we'll say going, going...

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-Gone.

-Thanks a lot.

-Thank you.

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We've gone from sherry to whisky - what a happy hour!

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-Drinking theme coming on!

-But it means we've spent how much money?

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-£25.

-Which means we've got how much left over?

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My maths is rubbish, 275?

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Exactly! For one big item.

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Charles is right. It's time for that final item of yours.

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Right, Tim, maybe some guidance for your team is needed.

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Blues, you're playing catch up!

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I like these telephones. Look at these, rotary dials on these.

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The great thing about these is they're cool, vintage, retro, collectable.

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-But people can use them.

-I really like the blue one, actually.

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-You like the blue one?

-The blue one looks really nice.

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Yeah, it's nice, isn't it? The key interesting thing to know is,

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-does it work?

-Yeah.

-Of course.

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Shall we ask about whether or not it works and what sort of price it would be?

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-Lovely.

-I think so, yeah.

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Go and ask the trader. There he is.

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While the Blues make a call on the phones,

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the Reds are pretty relaxed, with just one item to find.

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I almost in a funny way feel like a cup of tea, it's just going so well.

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Don't you think so?

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-I'm happy.

-I think we should go indoors now.

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-And have a look.

-You're aware indoors is quite expensive?

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That's fine, we got the money, we got the time!

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-We still want a bargain!

-OK, I'll follow your lead, come on!

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Sounds like a plan, Reds.

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Right, Jake, what's the news on the phone?

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-How did it go, Jake, is it working?

-Well, he says it's definitely working.

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-OK.

-He's initially said it's 50, but I've talked him down to 35.

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-OK.

-But he said 35 is his absolute limit.

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You'd want to put them as a guide of somewhere between £20 and £40.

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35, it's kind of on the cusp.

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-Yeah.

-I don't know if it's one that we might maybe just hold for now.

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-Yeah.

-I like that idea.

-I think that's top of in the bank.

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-Yeah.

-Is that fair?

-Definitely. Yeah, sounds good.

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So the phone's on hold for now.

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The Reds, however, are otherwise engaged.

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£195?

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£1,900.

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-How much?

-Royal Irish.

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£1,900.

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And I thought they were £195!

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Oops, nice try, Charles! What's Tim spotted?

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There's a better croquet set, do you see?

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Look, Jacques of London. That's when I look at the box,

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but that's going to be £100.

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-Yes.

-You know?

-We could buy a second croquet set!

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Three croquet sets, well, that would be a first!

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Right now, teams, you're coming up to 20 minutes left on your shop.

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Reds, you have two in the bag whilst the Blues still have two to find.

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We've had a good look outside. Shall we try in one of the big sheds?

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-Yeah, let's go in here.

-Come on, let's go for it.

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With £275 left, our Reds are still playing it cautiously.

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I quite like those golf clubs.

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-The bar brooch?

-Yeah.

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I think that could be gold as well.

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-Yeah.

-Are you a golfer, Stephen?

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-Yeah, I enjoy playing golf.

-Is it gold, madam?

-It is gold.

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It's tested as gold.

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I've got 150 on that one.

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It's a bit much, isn't it?

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Especially without a hallmark as well.

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The best on that would be 120.

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120?

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Maybe 80, 90, but not any lower.

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No. I think 120 is a very good retail price, but at auction,

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it might be 80-120.

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-Yeah.

-But good quality.

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And worth it. But you've got to love it.

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-We'll move on.

-Thanks a lot.

-Thanks.

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Thanks for your help. Come on.

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Now, are the Blues faring any better?

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-Good morning, how are you?

-I'm all right.

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I was wondering if we could have a closer look at your Cornishware there.

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-Of course you can.

-The jug.

-Yeah.

-Thank you very much.

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-You're welcome.

-Thank you.

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OK, so nice bit of TG Green.

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We can see the mark there on the bottom.

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Cornishware. Just known for that bright, bold blue and white stripes.

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Been going since the '20s, 1920s, they closed not too long ago.

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2007, 2008.

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What's the condition like? We need that doctor's inspection,

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give it an examination. So if you have a thorough inspection there.

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I'm very happy with that, actually.

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Cornishware was named by an employee -

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it reminded them of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall.

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Can we have a look at the flour thing as well?

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What would your best offer be on this?

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-Let me have a look.

-So you've got 15 on the flour.

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-Yeah.

-28 on the jug.

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-OK.

-If you can do both for 30, we'll take it now.

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-All right?

-I can't do that, I'm afraid.

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That's too low.

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What would you...?

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-About 32.

-I think that's not too bad, actually.

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-Pretty good, really, yeah. Let's do it.

-Let's go for it.

-Let's do it.

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-Thank you very much.

-Get the deal done.

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-Thank you ever so much.

-Thank you.

-No problem.

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So two down, I feel bit of relief, the pressure's off.

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-Very happy.

-As we've got things in the bank as well.

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-Two excellent purchases.

-And if you see a bargain, do you let it get away?

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-No! You jump on it!

-Exactly.

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Right, shall we crack on? Back on the plan to scan.

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-Come on, let's do it!

-Come on, boys.

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Right, teams, 15 minutes left,

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and each of you have to find your final item.

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Keep believing, OK?

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Yeah.

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The Reds started off so well!

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What's happened? you still have £275 left in your pocket.

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But what has Charles spotted?

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-I love that there.

-How much are you thinking on that?

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-I like that.

-Shall we ask the lady how much it is?

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Because I love the almost, are they sort of like little,

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they're like blister pearls, aren't they?

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And these blister pearls almost reflect the dawn of the Art Nouveau,

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the 20th century, very Arts and Crafts.

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-260.

-260?

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What's your best price?

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The very best on that one would be 200.

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-OK.

-The case is lovely.

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It's probably Edwardian, in period.

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It could make anything from £120-300.

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-That is a gamble.

-It's a real gamble.

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Maybe a bit too risky, team.

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-Keep looking.

-Nervous?

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-No, not yet.

-Anxious?

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-Yes.

-A little bit.

-You are.

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That makes three of us. I think let's go to the really big shed,

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where the higher value things are, and let's go for the top.

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-Yes.

-Come on, let's go.

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That's right, Charles, go big or go home, Reds.

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Meanwhile, it's looking very relaxed over with our Blue team.

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A bit of Poole pottery. Catches the eye.

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-Very much so.

-Poole pottery, real quality.

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You've spotted that. We talked about getting quality.

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Originated, late 19th century, originally Carter, Stabler and Adams,

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named after three of their designers.

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Now they founded the company, it's moved on.

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The key periods, the Art Deco era of the '20s, '30s.

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There's some examples up here.

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This is the more kind of late '60s, early '70s retro.

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That one's a good design, because that's Carol Cutler.

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OK, Carol Cutler. Most prominent.

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Prominent designer, so, yes.

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Really at auction, if you see it

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you'd want it as a guide around £25-40.

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-What do you think?

-Yeah, I like it.

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-We've got to bargain this.

-It's your turn, isn't it?

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-I'll have a go.

-Go on, Mark, give it a whirl.

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-I was wondering if you might be able to tell us what your best offer would be.

-35.

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Would you go to 30, perhaps?

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No, I can't.

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-I'm stretching it. I'll go 33.

-33.

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Quite happy with that.

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I think we'll go for that, I'll shake your hand.

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-Shake the hand.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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Brilliant, and hey, that's one, two, three...

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We've done it. Come on. Come on, we've done it.

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Cool, calm and collected Blues, that's all three items done and dusted.

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A last-minute push and you've finished ahead of the Reds.

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Come on, team, ten minutes left.

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I love that. I love it, with the little...

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Three horses, like the three of us.

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Galloping to the finish line.

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-And a little one as well.

-Say again?

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And a little horse as well.

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So us two stallions, then...

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-A little filly.

-May I open it?

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-You may.

-Thank you.

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I would say they are probably 1970s.

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They're marked 925.

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-Yes.

-Which would suggest they are silver.

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-Yes.

-And your best price would be how much?

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The very best we could do is £75.

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Would you take 70 to help us out?

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-£70?

-Oh, go on.

-Yes.

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Oh, she's good.

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-Do you think we should go for it, Charles?

-I think they're really nice.

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At £70 we're going to say going...

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-Going...

-Gone. We'll take them.

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-Thanks a lot, madam.

-Thank you.

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Pleasure. Firm the handshake up to say "sold".

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Lovely. Thanks a lot.

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HOOTER SOUNDS Time's up, teams.

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-How's it feel?

-Brilliant.

-Excellent.

-Really pleased.

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-We're out the saddle, we're now into a calm walk, come on.

-Let's go.

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Let's check out what the Reds bought.

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First up, they took a shine to the sherry label.

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Price paid? £10.

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Next, they went wild for the whisky warmer - it cost them £15.

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And finally, it was the set of three miniature horses,

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which set them back £70.

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So, Charlie, am I right? A bit of walk in the park?

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It was like picking sweets, with Clare and Stephen.

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So lovely and easy.

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It was indeed. So, Clare, let me ask you, your favourite item today?

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The horses, by far.

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The horses. What do you think is going to give you the biggest profit?

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-The horses.

-The horses.

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OK, horses for courses.

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So what you going to say to me there, Steve?

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-The whisky jug.

-The whisky jug is your favourite.

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Yes, the boot one is favourite and I think it's going to make the biggest

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-profit.

-And you think it's going to give you the biggest profit.

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OK. All right.

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So, Steve, pray tell how much did you spend?

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-£95.

-£95.

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Which means the left-over lolly amounts to £205.

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Charles, there it is for the bonus buy - got your eye on anything at all??

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It's a frightening sum. More than two thirds left over.

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I think something alluring,

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something quite sensual and with a certain Michelin star...

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..flavour maybe. I think so, for my team.

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-Absolutely.

-While you go away and spend the money with pleasure,

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let's find out what the Blue team have bought.

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First up, they went crazy over the croquet set.

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Price paid, £30.

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Next was the lovely bit of Cornishware, which cost them £32.

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And finally, they went potty over the piece of Poole for £33.

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So Tim, how did it go for you?

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It was fantastic.

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We dissected those stalls with surgical precision, worked well together.

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-Really good team, I think.

-I thought your communication skills

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-were very good.

-Thank you.

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And I thought you did buy some, you know, good quality items there,

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and favourite item today then?

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For me it was the Cornishware.

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I think that looks classy.

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OK, what's going to make the biggest profit, Joe,

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-that's what I want to know?

-I think it will be the Cornishware.

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-Do you?

-It'll be the Cornishware.

-Mark, what about yourself?

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-Favourite item?

-Well, I really like the croquet set, actually,

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if I'm honest. So I think actually with the right people,

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that might go far, make the biggest profit.

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So favourite item and the biggest profit.

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-Yes.

-OK, so tell me - how much did you spend in total?

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We spent £95 overall.

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£95, and you're going to give me how much?

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205.

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£205, which goes over there to Tim.

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Tim, you got your eye on anything out there?

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Well, not yet. I think, you know, the three boys,

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I'm going to chase some toys, I think.

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But I'm going to keep the mantra "quality but cheap".

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-OK.

-Is that OK?

-Sounds good to me.

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-Sounds excellent.

-OK, you go for it.

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OK. But meanwhile, I'm off on a little jaunt.

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During World War II,

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the county of Lincolnshire

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was given the title of Bomber County.

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It housed over a third of the Bomber Command stations used by the UK and

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its allies - 27 airfields in total.

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Its cathedral provided a landmark for crews,

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both leaving and returning from missions.

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For those who failed to return,

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the cathedral was often their last image of home.

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Over 125,000 men from all over the world served as aircrew in Bomber Command.

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Sadly, more than 55,000 of these men died in the skies above Europe.

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It wasn't just bombing raids that were sent over from Lincolnshire in

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World War II. It was also humanitarian missions.

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Bomber Command delivered the first airborne humanitarian mission,

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Operation Manna.

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I've popped to the International Bomber Command Digital Archive in

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Lincoln, where I have been joined by archive assistant Peter Jones.

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Well, lovely to meet you, Peter.

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Now, tell us a little bit more about this vital mission that took place

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towards the very end of World War II.

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The winter of 1944/45 in Holland was severe.

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The crops were frozen in the ground.

0:25:090:25:11

Between 18,000 and 22,000 Dutch citizens had starved to death.

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Western Holland was still under the iron fist of Nazi Germany.

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3.5 million people were behind the blockade and up to

0:25:220:25:26

a million people were on the point of starvation.

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Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands pleaded with the Allies for help.

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A meeting was arranged with the German commanders,

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and a delegation consisted of Prince Bernhard of Holland

0:25:400:25:44

and Air Commodore Andrew Geddes, representing the Allies.

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-What was the outcome?

-The outcome was Operation Manna.

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Operation Manna was the first ever humanitarian air drop.

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Commencing on the 29th April 1945,

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the UK and its allies flew over targets in Holland,

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dropping over 12,000 tons of food.

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Many of these sorties were recorded flying at a mere 500 feet from the ground.

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Now we've got a couple of items here from the mission itself.

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So, what are we looking at?

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This is the log book of an air gunner,

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and it shows here two Operation Manna flights to Rotterdam,

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and you can see quite clearly they are marked at the altitude of 500 feet.

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Yes. Sobering, very sobering.

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Now what about this item?

0:26:370:26:38

It lifts up, does it? What have we got in here?

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Yes, this is a navigator's dead reckoning computer.

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This enables the navigator to plot changes in direction,

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wind speed and wind direction, etc.

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This is quite a complicated bit of kit,

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-and it would have taken the navigators quite some time to learn how to use this.

-Yes.

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-Do you use it yourself from time to time?

-No, I've no idea!

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So how and why did the mission end?

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The operation itself lasted for ten days.

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5,500 missions were flown, and 12,000 tons of food were dropped.

0:27:080:27:13

The Dutch resistance took over control of the area,

0:27:130:27:17

and shortly afterwards,

0:27:170:27:18

8,500 tons of food was delivered by Canadian troops.

0:27:180:27:23

A truly remarkable story, Peter. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

0:27:230:27:27

Now people at home can actually get involved with

0:27:270:27:30

the International Bomber Command Project, can't they?

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We are very interested in hearing the stories of anyone that was involved

0:27:330:27:38

with the bombing war. We're also eager to preserve documents, photographs, digitally.

0:27:380:27:43

So that this remarkable story can be preserved for generations to come.

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Best of luck with that.

0:27:480:27:50

Well, for further details, visit our website, but now,

0:27:500:27:53

we're about to fly off to the auction.

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Well, we've come up country.

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We've come up to the fair city of Lincoln

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and the brand-new premises of Golding, Young and Mawer,

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and I am joined today by none other than Kirsty Young,

0:28:120:28:15

so thank you for having us.

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-Thank you for coming.

-Well, we're delighted.

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Let's get on with the Red team, shall we?

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Their first item is an Elizabeth II silver sherry label.

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-What do you make of that?

-Nice piece,

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we've given it an auction estimate of £25-40.

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It's a good label. The enamel work on it will help it stand above the

0:28:330:28:36

other silver labels at the moment.

0:28:360:28:37

Excellent. Well, they paid £10 for it, so they could be quids in there,

0:28:370:28:40

-couldn't they?

-Good job. Yes.

0:28:400:28:42

The next item is a sort of treacle glazed pottery boot.

0:28:420:28:46

What's the market like for that sort of thing?

0:28:460:28:48

Market, again, we've given it an estimate of £25-40.

0:28:480:28:52

As you said, multiple uses.

0:28:520:28:54

They do use it as a flask, but obviously it is missing the stopper.

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OK. Cost £15, so again, a good buy.

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-A good buy, yes.

-So the third item are the three rearing horses,

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which I see you have described as white metal.

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Yes, absolutely. Because of hallmarking regulations,

0:29:080:29:11

they are just stamped 925.

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Unless they have a full UK hallmark,

0:29:130:29:15

we aren't allowed to describe them as silver,

0:29:150:29:18

but with white metal and the fact they're stamped 925,

0:29:180:29:21

everybody will know what they are.

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-The estimate there?

-We've given them 40-60.

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The equestrian market is a strong market,

0:29:270:29:29

so I wouldn't be surprised if they did a little better than that.

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Well, they punched a little bit higher than that, at 70,

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but they're in with a good chance.

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They're in with a chance, absolutely.

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So, two highs, one low, not too bad.

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Either way, I think the bonus buy is going to be well worth considering so

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let's go and have a look at it.

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I've got to say that you two were not the last of the big spenders,

0:29:480:29:51

-were you, come on?

-No.

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A very tidy spend.

0:29:530:29:54

-Yes, I think so.

-You two left Charles a whacking big £205 worth of leftover lolly.

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So it'll be interesting to know what the man went out and bought.

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Eric, when there is love in the air,

0:30:050:30:06

you almost want to see a couple almost replicated in an image.

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And here we are.

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What we have here, team, they are almost like a courting couple.

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They are carvings, maybe embellishments, off a piece of furniture,

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maybe a large, elaborate court cupboard or something of that type

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from the 17th or 18th centuries.

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I quite like them.

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Can I have a feel?

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-Of course you can.

-I think they're really interesting actually.

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-And how much did you pay for this?

-Well, what do you think?

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£45.

0:30:350:30:36

I would pay about £35 for them.

0:30:390:30:41

Well, that's life!

0:30:410:30:43

They cost me £205.

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-Wow.

-Because one's got to speculate to accumulate.

0:30:460:30:50

Who knows? They might make 100, they could make 300.

0:30:500:30:54

-Eric, any comments?

-No,

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only as far as I think they're fabulous but I'm slightly biased.

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But I think it's worth remembering that you don't have to make that

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decision about your bonus buy until

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after the sale of your first three items.

0:31:060:31:08

So let's find out what our auctioneer has to say about Charles's big spend.

0:31:080:31:14

So, here's the bonus buy.

0:31:160:31:18

Interesting. Nicely carved.

0:31:180:31:21

Described as caryatids or maybe therms.

0:31:220:31:25

So what are your thoughts, Kirsty?

0:31:250:31:26

Nice pieces. They obviously used to be used as a pillar supports or

0:31:260:31:30

something like that. We've given

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them an auction estimate of £80-120 so

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we'll see how it goes.

0:31:350:31:37

Well, our Charles Hanson went out and spent £205.

0:31:370:31:40

In fact, he spent the lot.

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So quite a big buy but they are early and you never know, do you?

0:31:420:31:46

Absolutely, at auction you never know.

0:31:460:31:49

OK. Well, that's the Reds. Let's move over to the Blues.

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So, item number one is the mid-20th century croquet set.

0:31:520:31:57

Croquet, big in Lincolnshire?

0:31:570:31:59

I think it's still popular everywhere, isn't it?

0:31:590:32:02

We put an auction estimate on it of £40-60

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so it stands a good chance at that.

0:32:040:32:07

Well, they paid 30 so yeah, they are in with a chance.

0:32:070:32:10

The next item is the early 20th century TG Green Cornishware.

0:32:100:32:16

They're still a very popular item.

0:32:160:32:18

We see a lot of them through the sales so we've given it an auction

0:32:180:32:21

estimate of £20-30 and with that there should be a good,

0:32:210:32:24

strong buyer base for it.

0:32:240:32:26

They actually went out and they spent £32 so we are in a comfort zone

0:32:260:32:30

-there, aren't we?

-Yes.

-And then we've got the Poole Delphis dish.

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Still a very popular piece,

0:32:350:32:37

Poole is obviously a well-known brand within the studio pottery.

0:32:370:32:40

We've given it an auction estimate of £20-30 and there will be the

0:32:400:32:44

collectors out there for it.

0:32:440:32:46

OK, well, they went and spent £33 so again, we are close to the mark,

0:32:460:32:51

-aren't we?

-Absolutely, yeah.

0:32:510:32:53

Having said that, I think it's fair to say that they probably are going to need their bonus buy

0:32:530:32:57

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

0:32:570:32:59

Well, Blues, you left Tim a sizeable £205 to go out and spend.

0:33:000:33:05

You said you were going to buy toys, cheap and quality.

0:33:050:33:09

-Yes.

-The two don't really go together!

0:33:090:33:12

-They can do.

-Would you like to reveal all?

0:33:120:33:15

I'd love to. Hopefully you'll feel the same.

0:33:150:33:20

-What do you think?

-All right.

-I've got faith in this and I'll tell you why.

0:33:200:33:24

Toy collecting is really flourishing at the moment.

0:33:240:33:27

Tin plate, which this is, have a feel of it, can break the mould,

0:33:270:33:30

it will capture attention.

0:33:300:33:32

It's 1940s, 1950s, Rock Valley, made in Japan.

0:33:320:33:36

What's key with this for me is the condition.

0:33:360:33:39

The battery pack as well, no corrosion so it would work.

0:33:390:33:42

You could take this home, you could play with this tonight if you bought it.

0:33:420:33:45

Brilliant. It's different, it's not what I expected.

0:33:450:33:47

Well, look, if it had a box, that will sell for £100-150.

0:33:470:33:52

What's it going to make without a box?

0:33:520:33:54

I'd like to think it could do 40, maybe a little bit more.

0:33:540:33:57

Fair wind, I don't know.

0:33:570:33:58

-How much did you pay?

-I paid 30.

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It kept the theme, on the day, we were spending about 28, 30.

0:34:020:34:06

OK, boys, well it goes without saying that you don't have to make your

0:34:060:34:09

decision now. Wait till your first three items have been sold and then

0:34:090:34:14

decide if you're going to go for it.

0:34:140:34:16

But meanwhile, let's find out if our auctioneer agrees that Tim's lion

0:34:160:34:20

is going to be a roaring success.

0:34:200:34:22

And here it is.

0:34:240:34:25

There we go. I think it's fair to say that it comes without batteries.

0:34:250:34:30

But you've seen it working.

0:34:300:34:33

Yes, as lions do,

0:34:330:34:34

they sort of go rampant at the back there with their arms up.

0:34:340:34:37

We've put an auction estimate on it of £25-40 so with that we should have

0:34:370:34:41

-a strong market.

-Well, Tim paid £30 so it is a potential goer, isn't it?

0:34:410:34:45

-Absolutely.

-And you're taking the auction today?

0:34:450:34:48

-I will be, yes.

-Let's have a look.

0:34:480:34:51

Safe pair of hands, we're good to go.

0:34:510:34:53

Right, Kirsty, time to run the rostrum and get this sale underway.

0:34:540:34:58

So, first time at an auction?

0:34:590:35:01

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:35:010:35:03

Your first item coming up is your Elizabeth II silver sherry label.

0:35:030:35:08

You paid £10 for it. Pay attention, here we go.

0:35:080:35:10

We are starting with me at £20.

0:35:100:35:13

-We've doubled up.

-20 on the book.

0:35:130:35:16

20 with me, 22, 25, 28 now.

0:35:160:35:19

At 25, 25 with me, 8 anywhere

0:35:190:35:21

8 anywhere in the room?

0:35:210:35:24

Are we all sure? Settling at £25.

0:35:240:35:27

That's a good start, you're already plus £15.

0:35:280:35:32

Next item is the 19th-century treacle glazed boot.

0:35:320:35:37

Remember, you paid £15 for this.

0:35:370:35:39

-Here it comes.

-Who will start the bidding for me at £40?

0:35:390:35:42

£40, surely, nice piece.

0:35:420:35:43

£40? 30 now?

0:35:430:35:46

-30?

-Come on.

0:35:460:35:47

Surely 30.

0:35:470:35:49

20, then. 20 someone bid me for the boot warmer, £20.

0:35:490:35:52

20 I have.

0:35:520:35:54

And two anywhere now? 20 I have and two anywhere in the room.

0:35:540:35:57

20 I have. 22. 22 in the room, 25 anywhere now?

0:35:570:36:02

22 is bid, five anywhere else in the room?

0:36:020:36:07

Are we all sure, then, we're selling in the room at 22?

0:36:070:36:12

£7 profit, OK, that takes us to £22.

0:36:120:36:18

That is your rolling total.

0:36:180:36:20

The next is the three various white metal figures of rearing horses.

0:36:200:36:24

So let's see how we get on, here they are.

0:36:240:36:26

And we're going straight in with me at £50.

0:36:260:36:29

And five anywhere now?

0:36:290:36:30

-50 I have, five anywhere now, 50 is bid, and five, bid 60.

-Good!

0:36:300:36:35

70 anywhere now.

0:36:350:36:36

70 anywhere in the room?

0:36:380:36:39

65 on the net.

0:36:390:36:41

70 anywhere now?

0:36:410:36:42

Are we all sure? 70 bid.

0:36:420:36:44

70 in the room. Five, are you coming back?

0:36:450:36:47

-75.

-We've done it!

0:36:470:36:49

80 bid.

0:36:490:36:50

80 bid at the back.

0:36:510:36:52

85 anywhere now?

0:36:520:36:54

Five, are you coming back on the net?

0:36:550:36:57

80 in the room and five anywhere now?

0:36:570:36:59

Are we all sure then, we're resting at 80.

0:36:590:37:01

-Yes!

-Well done, guys.

0:37:020:37:05

Now, we come to the big decision about the bonus buy.

0:37:080:37:12

We've decided not to go with it.

0:37:120:37:13

NOT to go with it.

0:37:130:37:15

-Not too sure about it.

-Anyway, let's just see how the cookie crumbles.

0:37:150:37:19

And who will start me at £80 for these, please?

0:37:190:37:22

£80. 50, surely?

0:37:220:37:24

£50. 50.

0:37:240:37:25

-Hello.

-40?

0:37:270:37:29

At 40 we have and two anywhere now?

0:37:290:37:31

42, 45, 48, 50 bid.

0:37:310:37:34

Five anywhere now? 50 I have seated.

0:37:340:37:36

-I can't believe it.

-Five anywhere?

0:37:360:37:39

-55.

-Now online, I think online will sit on this, you watch.

0:37:390:37:43

At 60 is bid and five anywhere now?

0:37:430:37:45

-Are we all sure?

-It's a funny old game, you never stop learning!

0:37:450:37:49

Five just in time, you just caught my eye.

0:37:490:37:51

65 on the net and 70 at the back.

0:37:510:37:54

75 now surely.

0:37:540:37:56

We are in the room at 70.

0:37:560:37:58

Sorry, guys, I'm ever so sorry.

0:37:590:38:02

I have to say, Reds, good decision.

0:38:020:38:05

You've heard it all before but when it comes to the Blues,

0:38:050:38:07

you keep schtum, OK?

0:38:070:38:09

-OK, no smiling!

-OK.

0:38:090:38:10

-Off you go.

-Thank you.

0:38:110:38:12

Gentleman, are you regulars to auctions or what?

0:38:170:38:20

No, we're not actually, this is my first time.

0:38:200:38:22

-Your first.

-And it's my first as well actually.

-Really? OK.

0:38:220:38:25

So coming up is your mid-20th century croquet set for which you paid £30.

0:38:250:38:30

Is there enough in the way of profit, that's what we want to know.

0:38:300:38:34

We're just about to find out. Here it is.

0:38:340:38:36

Lots of pre-sale interest in this one

0:38:360:38:38

and we've got multiple commissions

0:38:380:38:39

going straight in with me at £50 with me, and five anywhere now?

0:38:390:38:43

At 55, 60 anywhere now?

0:38:430:38:45

55 in the room.

0:38:450:38:47

And 60, bid five, 65.

0:38:470:38:49

And 70 now? At 65 is bid, 70 anywhere now?

0:38:490:38:52

65 I have in the room.

0:38:520:38:53

70 anywhere now?

0:38:530:38:55

Are we all sure then, are we? In the room at 65.

0:38:550:38:59

£65.

0:38:590:39:02

A nice start, a positive £35.

0:39:020:39:06

So we've got your Cornishware coming up next.

0:39:060:39:09

You paid £32 for it.

0:39:090:39:10

And who will start me at £30 for this one, surely?

0:39:100:39:12

30? 20?

0:39:120:39:15

-Come on.

-Ten? Ten to get us started.

0:39:150:39:17

£10. Ten I have.

0:39:170:39:19

12 anywhere now?

0:39:190:39:20

At ten I have and 12, bid 15, 18, 20.

0:39:200:39:24

Two? 22. 25?

0:39:240:39:27

No. At 22 I have at the back of the room.

0:39:270:39:29

Nervous.

0:39:290:39:31

At 22 I have in the room, are we all sure then, selling at 22.

0:39:310:39:36

What a shame.

0:39:360:39:37

-10 takes us down to a rolling total of plus £25.

0:39:370:39:44

Next up is your Poole pottery Delphis dish, late '60s, '70s,

0:39:440:39:50

summer of love,

0:39:500:39:52

never got as far as Burnley but hey-ho!

0:39:520:39:54

You having paid £33 for it was a pretty good buy. Here it comes.

0:39:560:40:00

And who will start me at £30 for this one?

0:40:000:40:01

Poole, well-known name, £30?

0:40:010:40:04

20? 20, surely.

0:40:040:40:07

-Come on, we want more.

-£20.

0:40:070:40:08

20 we have and two anywhere now?

0:40:080:40:10

20 we have and 22, 25 now surely?

0:40:100:40:14

At 22 I have in the room and five anywhere now?

0:40:140:40:16

At 22 is bid.

0:40:160:40:17

Five anywhere now?

0:40:170:40:19

Are we all sure then, are we selling at the back the room at 22?

0:40:190:40:21

Oh, same price, it gives you -11.

0:40:230:40:28

We are still in profit but we are in there at £14 in the positive.

0:40:290:40:33

OK, do we go for it or do we not go for the bonus buy?

0:40:330:40:37

I think we go for it.

0:40:370:40:38

-We go for it.

-Do you trust me?

-Absolutely.

0:40:380:40:40

OK, as you know, Tim paid £30 for it.

0:40:400:40:42

I can tell you the auction house think 25-40. Here we go.

0:40:420:40:45

A nice, interesting piece and who will start me at £40 for this one?

0:40:450:40:49

£40?

0:40:490:40:50

30, surely.

0:40:500:40:51

£30 for the lion.

0:40:510:40:53

£30. 20?

0:40:530:40:54

£20. 20 we have, and two anywhere now?

0:40:560:41:01

At 20 I have, two anywhere now?

0:41:010:41:03

Are we all sure then, starting and finishing at the same place.

0:41:030:41:07

All sure? Gavel's up.

0:41:070:41:08

That really was a shame.

0:41:090:41:11

-No, Tim, don't be sorry.

-It should have got a bit more than that.

0:41:110:41:14

It should have done, it should have.

0:41:140:41:16

It still leaves you with a positive, we are down to plus four.

0:41:160:41:19

It is a profit.

0:41:190:41:21

We could still win on that.

0:41:210:41:23

We could still win and that could buy me at least a drink!

0:41:230:41:26

Not bad!

0:41:260:41:27

-I'll share it with you!

-I think you might be sharing a pint but anyway,

0:41:280:41:31

not a word to the Reds.

0:41:310:41:33

OK. We'll see you later.

0:41:330:41:35

Well, the good news is, you've all made a profit.

0:41:400:41:43

But there is a runner-up,

0:41:430:41:44

I've got to tell you today that it is the Blue team.

0:41:440:41:47

I'm sorry to tell you, boys, but you made yourselves a very handsome,

0:41:480:41:54

wait for it, four pounds.

0:41:540:41:57

Now in all fairness, Blues, you got off to a cracking start,

0:41:570:41:59

didn't you, with your first item.

0:41:590:42:01

You made yourself £35 and it was all going swimmingly well.

0:42:010:42:05

But I'm afraid there wasn't enough petrol in the engine.

0:42:050:42:09

But a gallant effort, Blues.

0:42:090:42:10

But turning to the Reds, that little smiley face tells me so much!

0:42:100:42:16

I mean, it was one profit after another profit after another.

0:42:160:42:20

But you declined the bonus buy,

0:42:200:42:22

which turned out to be the right decision.

0:42:220:42:25

So you ended up making a profit, a grand profit of £32.

0:42:250:42:30

So there's your winnings.

0:42:300:42:32

-Thank you.

-Well done all round and well done, Charlie.

0:42:320:42:35

-Thank you, Eric.

-Excellent.

0:42:350:42:37

But more importantly, you've both won yourself golden gavels.

0:42:370:42:41

-Wow!

-So what do I say?

0:42:410:42:45

Nice and easy does it, there we go.

0:42:450:42:47

Do you want to do the honours, Charles?

0:42:470:42:49

That's really kind. Exactly!

0:42:490:42:52

If only.

0:42:520:42:53

But as always, the question is, have you had fun?

0:42:530:42:57

-Best time.

-Yes.

-You have indeed and so have we.

0:42:570:43:00

That's it from us but you can check us out

0:43:000:43:03

on our website or follow us on Twitter.

0:43:030:43:05

But why not join us soon for some more bargain-hunting?

0:43:050:43:08

Yes? ALL: Yes!

0:43:080:43:10

Eric Knowles presents from the East of England Showground in Peterborough, with experts Charles Hanson and Tim Weeks. The teams do battle around the stalls, hoping to bag a bargain and make a profit at auction. There are plenty of highs and lows in the saleroom, and Eric pays a visit to the International Bomber Command Digital Archive in Lincoln.