Antiques challenge. David Harper and Anita Manning travel through Yorkshire, where David learns about a 500-year-old mystery, and Anita meets two inspirational land girls.
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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts.
I don't know what to do!
With £200 each, a classic car and a goal to scour Britain for antiques.
What a little diamond.
The aim, to make the biggest profit at auction.
But it is no mean feat.
-Back in the game!
There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.
So, will it be the high road to glory or a slow road to disaster?
-This is the Antiques Road Trip.
It's the second leg of a road trip for international
man of mystery David Harper and fellow treasure hunter Anita Manning.
I am enjoying this early-morning drive in Yorkshire.
The sky is blue.
It is a wee bit cold, it is a wee bit blowy,
but we are nice and cosy-tosy in a lovely wee Moggie.
Sorry, can you say that in English for me again, so I understand?
CHUCKLES Languages may not be his forte,
but antiques dealer David is a whiz at spotting hidden gems.
He is perhaps not always as successful with the ladies, though.
-Do you like men in uniform?
I don't know about men with big heads!
Oh, I say!
Auctioneer extraordinaire and antiquing royalty,
Anita specialises in jewellery and dressing up.
Very Queen Mother.
Aye. Positively regal, Anita.
Their jazzy ride is a 1965 Morris Minor convertible
and their stage is God's own country, rural Yorkshire.
-Fields, horses jumping over fences, all that sort of stuff.
Stop leaping yourself, if you don't mind.
Both made a loss at the first auction.
Starting the trip with £200 each,
David now has...
Anita also made a loss,
but is in the lead with...
Got any advice for your rival, Anita? Seeing as how you are out front.
I would keep away from these bits of cars and old bits of iron.
Anita and David are travelling over 700 miles.
From Ramsbottom, Lancashire,
they snake their way up through
Yorkshire all the way to Bonnie Scotland and the town of Paisley.
Today, we are starting out near York
in the village of Barmby Moor,
ending up at an auction in Harrogate.
-This looks fabulous.
-Oh, my gosh.
-This is fabulous.
Bar Farm Antiques occupies several old farm buildings, funnily enough.
Looks like Serrell territory.
Look! Is that one of your girlfriends?
Listen, I'm off. I will see you later. Have a great day.
Have fun, darling.
-OK. See you.
In spite of the size of the place,
David spots something straight off the bat.
That is a really, really wild thing. What on earth was it?
Well, I'm guessing we are talking about police station, circa 1955.
I am the police sergeant, you are the criminal,
you are on that side, I have nabbed you.
You are in big trouble and I want your fingerprints.
And I think this is basically a fingerprint...
I want to call it a machine.
In 1901, the first fingerprint bureau was set up in the UK
at Scotland Yard.
Four years later, fingerprinting was used
for the first time to convict a murderer.
David likes it, so let's meet dealer Greg from New Orleans.
-What's it like having your fingerprints taken, Greg?
Ha, ha, ha, David.
-Are you looking for a price?
-I think that is a pretty good price for a piece of furniture.
-It couldn't be 20?
-No, it can't be 20.
You can't do a little better than that?
Why don't we do what all the best dealers in the world have done
for a million years.
Compromise, meet in the middle?
And where was the middle starting?
-That will do.
-Good man. Thank you very much.
-That's all right.
Great deal and David's first item in the old bag.
Meanwhile, Anita is travelling just over ten miles west to
the beautiful walled city of York.
Where the infamous Guy Fawkes was born and educated.
She is visiting the Antiques Centre York
and Becky is on hand to assist.
Stand by, Becky. Here comes Anita.
-I quite like these wee silly condiments up here.
-Do you want to have a look?
They are a heck of a good fun. I think they are probably Continental.
But good fun.
Oh, I am quite tempted.
Ticket price is £10.
Oh, look. There's more.
More condiments. This time...
-That one has got a school tie on.
They have a collective price of £26.
I wonder if you could ask if these could be bought for
-You can always ask.
-I can always ask.
That is quite a discount Anita is wanting,
and after a quick phone call to the owners...
-How did we get on?
-He can do two for 18.
-Ah, wonderful, wonderful. Thank you very much.
-They are fun, aren't they?
-They are fun, yeah.
If you say so!
One lot secured and it is time for some celebratory dressing up.
Very Queen Mother.
David is also at it. Dear, oh, dear.
# And then you'll start him laughing with all his blessed might
# Ha ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha
# Ha-ha... #
-Do you like men in uniform?
I don't know about men with big heads!
That really is criminal.
Back to shopping?
Tell you something, this is quite unusual, isn't it?
It is a neat thing.
I like Post Office things, plus it is old and during the war and...
it is nice. And the way it is just worn.
George VI, he was on the throne from 1937 to our current Queen.
Greg got this sign from a local Post Office.
Items like this can be hugely collectable.
"Can" being the operative word.
-I would have a go at 30 or 40.
-Is that anywhere near for you?
-It might be all right. 40 is all right.
-40 is all right.
I will have a go at 40.
-OK, I want you to make some money.
-Thank you very much. Good show.
Well, that was easy. At £40, that is another good deal.
And HRH Anita has also made an interesting find.
Here we have a sort of 1950s, a kind of "kid on" agate,
-it's all "kid on", isn't it?
I don't mind.
I don't mind it being "kid on".
Otherwise known as costume jewellery, Anita. Ticket price £18.
-If I can get it for a tenner, that would be great.
-Yeah, I'll ask.
-Do you want to try?
Do your best for me, darling.
Anita is all about the cheeky offers today.
But will Becky come through for her again?
-Yes, we can do that.
You have been very good.
Yes, a tenner is good indeed.
Frugal Anita has now bought two items for just £28.
David, meanwhile, is still exploring.
I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with sofas like this.
He has found a 1920s drop-end settee.
Please, sit down.
Let me demonstrate how this sofa works.
Greg, please step into my office.
-Right, get yourself comfortable.
-I'm all right.
-How are the springs feeling?
-Mm-hm. Pretty good.
-Are you sure?
-Because they often stick in places...
-No, it's perfect.
..you don't want. No, they are sticking in places you don't want.
They are definitely sticking...
Not surprising, in those tight trousers, David.
There we go.
-Ah, I can lay down.
-You can be recumbent.
So it converts into a little chaise.
So, in the business, it is referred to as a 1920s drop arm...
-Don't fall asleep, I'm not that boring!
These settees can be picked up cheaply as they can cost
over £1,000 to restore and cover.
Once covered, though, you have a 100-year-old sofa worth,
sometimes, thousands of pounds.
How much is it?
I want to say for goodness' sake buy it for 20 quid,
it is ridiculous, it will cost 5,000-7000 to create it...
The wheels are worth five.
£5. Good man.
-Greg, it's a delight doing business with you.
David has spent a total of £70 on three items.
Pretty good for a morning's shopping!
Anita, meanwhile, is on her way to Murton,
a small village on the outskirts of York.
She is visiting the Yorkshire Museum of Farming
and meeting curator Louise to learn about the Women's Land Army,
an institution that was established during the First World War.
At this time, the majority of men were on the battlefields
and it was estimated that Britain would run out of food
within three weeks.
In response, women were rallied to help out in the fields
to build food supplies. Bless 'em!
Who were the Land Girls?
They were inspirational women, really,
again, out of the kitchens and back onto the land,
showing that they were just as capable as the men
of doing these jobs.
Many of the girls came from the city and, with no real training,
were flung straight in at the deep end -
ploughing fields, clearing ditches, milking cows,
all the things a man would have traditionally done.
-I imagine it might have been a bit of a shock to the system.
To get involved in very hard manual labour.
Yeah, I imagine it would have been.
You do see examples as well about a woman being killed by a horse
cos she was thrown off the horse,
so, yes, it was very hard work at the time.
-And could be dangerous.
-Yeah, it could be very dangerous.
At the end of the First World War,
women were encouraged to return to more ladylike occupations.
That doesn't seem awful fair, does it?
-They'd been given a taste of freedom.
-Girls, you've done well.
Off you go back home to the kitchen!
Their contribution to the war effort went a long way
to help the women's suffrage movement.
By the time the Land Army was re-established
for the Second World War,
women had been afforded the right to vote for over a decade.
How many women worked on the land? How many Land Girls did we have?
In the Second World War, by the end of it,
there was about 80,000 of them.
Dorothy Taylor and Iris Newbold are two of these exceptional women.
They belonged to the East Riding Women's Land Army
and now, aged 87 and 90,
are two of only three that are still alive today.
-What was your favourite job?
I loved haymaking, the old way.
We used to load up the wagon and then sit on top of the hay wagon
and roll home with the horse and wagon.
Wonderful days, I loved hay time.
And long, hot summers.
And mine was going on the milk round
and you'd meet some of the lovely people on the way.
A lot of evacuated people were there
and it was just friendly all the way.
Dorothy came from a mining community and Iris was a city girl.
Neither had farmed before.
It must've been a very important time for you
when you look back on it.
Well, we were girls when we went in and we were grown-up girls
-when we came out.
-It made me a different person.
Three-and-a-half years made a difference to you altogether.
More confident, yes.
In spite of the long hours and exhausting work,
the girls still found the energy for a bit of fun.
Tell me, when all the work was done,
-were you able to go out and play?
If you were near to a town, I was two-and-a-half miles away,
so you had to walk into town after you'd finished work.
And if you were going to a dance or the cinema,
then you had to walk back again.
Girls, what did it feel like after the war, when the war was over?
You'd worked hard, you knew that you'd made your contribution
-to the war effort...
-And then you were sent back into the kitchen.
-Yes, it was.
I went into horticulture so I could just find my feet
and get over the shock of changing again to city life.
And I went into Marks & Spencer!
What a change that was!
Whilst these remarkable ladies
may not have been on the actual front line,
the jobs they carried out were vital in keeping Britain fed.
Their ability to take on work originally done by men
also played an important role
in developing women's future economic and political rights.
Now, what's David up to?
Also in York, he's popping into Red House Antiques,
where dealer Michael is on hand to help him spend his remaining £96.
What about that ginger jar there? Can I have a quick look at that?
Of course you can.
It's been adapted to a table lamp
and the one downside to it
is, obviously, that it's been drilled.
It's been drilled, has it?
-Gosh, it's a nice pot, isn't it?
-It's without its lid, obviously.
Yeah, without its lid.
Ginger jars were originally used to transport caramelised ginger
and for storage and they became popular ornaments
-when the ginger was eaten up.
-So it's definitely Chinese.
These symbols here are Buddhist, aren't they?
But it's very good quality for a ginger jar.
Michael's ringing the owner to see
if there's any movement on the ticket price.
£55 is the very best.
Well, at £55, Michael, I've just got to say yes.
Thank you very much indeed, That is brilliant.
For £55, the Chinese ginger jar is David's last purchase of the day.
Together again and it's time to rest up in preparation
for another exciting day's shopping tomorrow.
Next morning, our duo are hitting the antique trail once more.
So, David, our second day of buying, we're in wonderful Yorkshire,
the gateway to the North. The sun is shining, the sky is blue.
-And the roof is off!
-And it's blooming freezing!
-Oh, no, stop it!
You look so glamorous, though!
David went big yesterday, spending £125 on four lots -
a police fingerprinting table, a Post Office letterbox,
a 1920s drop-end settee and a Chinese ginger jar lamp.
Today, he has just £41.46 left to spend.
Anita, in contrast, went small.
She bought two pairs of condiment sets and a 1950s brooch.
Having spent just £28,
she still has £164.14 left for today.
David and Anita are travelling around 30 miles
to the historic market town of Pickering
and to Anita's first shop today.
So what treasures await you here, then, Anita?
I've just been shown this wonderful board of photographs.
Now, these photographs are showing the war weekend in Pickering.
It's in October and during that weekend,
servicemen and ex-servicemen come together really to celebrate
the wonderful work that they did during the war
and they get all dressed up in uniforms and look who we have here!
We have our wonderful Land Girls
and there is Dorothy and there is Iris.
They're all dressed up in their breeches and their uniforms
and don't they look smart!
What are the chances, eh?
Sadly, this is not for sale, but what else has she found?
Owner Caroline is on duty to help.
I notice you had some Mauchline ware there.
-Could I have a wee look at it?
-These have just come in, have these ones.
I'm very fond of Mauchline ware.
It was made in a little village in Ayrshire called Mauchline
-which was associated with Robert Burns.
-Oh, right, yes.
He lived in that area.
Anita has spotted a collection of Machline treen,
comprising a wool winder,
pocket watch holder, needle box and money box.
They have a collective ticket price of £62.
Considering the fact that we do have damage,
I would like to be paying in the region of around about £20 for them.
-I couldn't go that low, no.
-Could you come to 25?
-Go on, then.
-Would you do 25? That's lovely.
Thank you very much, Caroline.
Swift business! Oh, there is more!
This is like Italian glass. It's like Murano glass.
That's the word. I couldn't remember!
Yes, it's like Murano glass,
but there's nothing to indicate on the base.
Murano glass has been made on the Venetian island of Murano
for centuries and is very collectable.
Whilst this particular vase may not be Murano,
it is Italian, with a price of £48.
Would you do 20 on that?
-Let's go for that one.
-Yeah, £20, that's great.
Anita has now spent a total of £45 in this shop.
David's just a few minutes away at Pickering Parish Church,
a beautiful place of worship
that has held an amazing secret for most of its existence.
Archaeologist Dr Kate Giles is showing him around.
Kate, I really didn't expect to see pictures painted onto the wall.
I've never seen anything quite like them in my life before.
If they're impressive to me today, in the 21st century,
what did they mean to people in the 15th and 16th century?
The pictures depict various saints
who are hugely revered by the medieval Christians.
Well, even I can recognise George.
St George and the Dragon, yes, that's absolutely right.
What's really exciting for us at Pickering
is that we know that these saints' images
were placed in calendar order.
This makes them the only medieval paintings of their kind in the UK.
The medieval calendar differed from ours
with the year beginning in March rather than in January
and the first saint's day depicted in the church paintings is in April.
So, this is the beginning of the calendar with George, April.
That's right, and then we have May with Christopher.
We go on to St John the Baptist
and the Virgin above him, July and August,
and then November and December by the time we get to the east end.
These magnificent works of art are believed to have been done
by a group of travelling painters,
moving around monastic houses and churches of the region.
And colours, colours galore.
Of course, they've faded over the last several hundred years.
Would they have been really bright and vibrant in their day?
Churches were about giving people a little glimpse of heaven
and that's part of what these paintings are designed to do.
I can see it.
But these exquisite images spent many years under whitewash.
It's so hard to believe, isn't it,
that anybody would dream of covering them up?
It is, isn't it, but during the Reformation,
-images of saints were highly controversial.
The 16th century Reformation
was sparked by corruption within the Catholic Church.
It resulted in the fundamental break from many Catholic practices,
such as the veneration of the saints, which became outlawed.
It's not until the 19th century that they were re-uncovered
during the course of restoration works in 1852.
The rediscovery evoked great joy from the parishioners and antiquarians,
a sentiment that was sadly not shared
by the incumbent vicar, Ponsonby.
He wrote a series of very worried letters to his archbishop,
expressing his concern about the paintings.
Ponsonby worried about the dangers
surrounding the Catholic nature of the images.
He was also concerned that they would distract from his sermons.
The Archbishop is really interested in the paintings
and he encourages the Reverend Ponsonby to leave them alone
and he uses the fateful words, "Don't do anything to them
"until they have been copied by some skilful or competent artists."
Sadly, Vicar Ponsonby interpreted this to the letter,
waiting until copies were done of the paintings
then covered them up once more.
It was another 20 years until they were rediscovered again.
Ponsonby's gone, the Reverend Lightfoot arrives,
does a huge programme of restoration in the church
and people start to tell him about the paintings
and he decides to uncover them yet again.
In his eagerness to restore the pictures,
Lightfoot brings in stained-glass and paintings experts
to work on the images,
giving them a distinctive 19th-century Pre-Raphaelite feel.
As it's the 19th-century, Victorians would call it being improved.
They would do the same with furniture -
send it back to workshops to be modernised
and brought up to date and I think I can see here
that the medieval picture has been brought up to date, hasn't it,
to 19th-century imagery?
It has and I think it's what makes the story of Pickering
so unique, that we not only have the original medieval wall paintings,
but we also have the 19th-century interventions as well
and what's more amazing is that we actually have the original copies
of the drawings of the paintings made in 1852,
which we found in the vestry of the church.
19th-century drawings of the paintings
had been lost and found several times.
In 2014, half-life size drawings
were found in the church's safety deposit box,
dating back to the 1950s.
It makes you wonder
if there's anything else yet to be discovered.
Yes, if I've learnt anything over the last ten years,
it's that Pickering has the power to surprise
and who knows what might emerge from the walls
or come out of the drawers or archives in the future.
Whilst the paintings have spent much of their existence hidden away,
today, they are celebrated in their full glory,
attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Anita is travelling nearly 30 miles to Thirsk,
hometown of Alfred Wright, author of All Creatures Great And Small
and on which he based the fictional town of Darrowby.
She's visiting Three Tuns Antiques and Curios
with just under £120 left to spend.
Ah, something shiny has caught her eye.
-Could I take this outside to have a wee look at it?
You not going to do a runner, are you?
I hope not!
Judging by the glint in Anita's eye, she is up to something, though.
Don't go back, Anita.
I wanted to see this in the light.
It's a lidded vessel
which would have been used to hold the host during Mass.
Now, it has a price of £10 on it,
but what I thought when I handled it was, "Is this silver?
"Is this silver and not silver plate?"
When I look at the top of it and apply a wee bit of pressure,
I've got some give there
and that's indicating that it is a softer metal.
Now, silver plate would be a harder metal than that.
Its official name is a ciborium
and it also has markings, which are Continental and complicated.
Now, if this was silver plate,
both pieces would not have been hallmarked like that.
So that's giving me another indication that it may be silver.
This might be the Holy Grail!
Now, that really would be something, wouldn't it?
-So, £10 on that.
So, for just £10, Anita has bought an ecclesiastical vessel
that she believes to be made of solid silver.
Meanwhile, our other little cherub, choirboy David,
has driven east to the picturesque village of Thornton Le Dale.
He's got one more shot to spend his remaining £41
and he's meeting manager and dealer Jan. Hi, Jan!
-This is a different, quirky item.
-Is it a watering can?
-No, it's not.
What is it?
It's from a railway and they used it for flares in emergencies.
-No! So, what's it fired by?
-Either kerosene or paraffin.
-It would be dropped on the line.
-It would be like a Roman torch.
In a line so that, in emergencies, they could see what was going on.
My goodness me!
Emergencies could be anything from heavy fog to signal failure.
So, date wise, are we thinking early part of the 20th century
-or even earlier?
-Even earlier, actually, I think.
OK, its ticket price is £30
and it's not the only piece of railway interest.
-Just one more piece of railwayana as well.
-A gear lever.
-What's all this with you and railwayana?
You do not look like someone who is a train spotter!
-I'm not a
-train spotter! Are you not?
-No, definitely not.
-OK, so this is a gear lever of some disruption.
It comes from sort of the tender, engine box.
-Actually, is it very heavy?
-It is very heavy, yes.
-It's made of cast iron.
-Let's have a look at it. Oh, gosh, yes!
And when you say a tender box, it actually would be on the train?
-On the train itself.
-I love that, I absolutely love that.
Its price is £35, but can Jan do a deal on the lever and the flare lamp?
What's your offer, David?
-Do you want all my money?
-I want all your money.
-You got it, baby.
-Thank you very much.
Technically, he's still got 46p,
but that discount means David is now the proud owner
of two pieces of railway interest.
He's spent a total of £166
and also picked up the police fingerprinting table,
his 1940s letterbox,
the Chinese ginger jar
and the 1920s drop end settee.
Anita has spent just £83 on her five lots,
purchasing two sets of condiments, a 1950s brooch,
a collection of Mauchline treen boxes, a 1960s Italian glass vase
and a white metal cyborium with gilt interior.
So, what do they think of each other's items?
I mean, the condiment sets, oh, my gosh,
they are diabolical beyond belief!
They have no age whatsoever
and need to be chucked in the nearest bin possible.
What he's done with the flare lamp and that other bit of old iron,
is he has bought definitely the weird!
Somebody might fall in love with it, but, to me,
it's just another big lump of old iron.
Anita and David are travelling south again to an auction
in the historic spa town of Harrogate,
voted the happiest place to live
by a popular property website in 2013 and 2014.
Despite the dire weather,
happy Harrogate seems to have rubbed off on our excited pair.
Listen, if it didn't rain,
would we have this beautiful greenery all around about us?
I always say that, actually.
-# Always look on the bright side of life
-# Be-doo... #
-# Be-doop-be-doop-be-doo... #
Wayhey! Here we are.
Second auction, David, let the battle commence!
Oh, my kind of woman. Come on!
Today's auction is being held at Harrogate Auction Centre
and the auctioneer is George Allen.
The condiment set, well, it's a bit quirky, they're a bit fun,
but cheap items, I'm afraid.
They're not going to do a right lot of money at all.
The letterbox is a very rare find, is that, and I think
you'll be quite surprised by how much that is going to make.
Let's hope so! Time for the auction.
Let's get comfy, David.
On our thrones, Anita, thrones.
And speaking of regal, it's Anita's king and queen condiments
-and cuddling pigs first.
-Well, good luck.
-Thank you, darling.
Can we see five anywhere on that one? £2?
The flags are up now.
-They all want them!
-Four bid, six bid, eight bid.
Ten, is that, number nine? It is ten bid. 12 bid.
14, lovely attractive lady on the front. 14 bid.
14 bid, is that 16, number nine?
14 the bid. 14 bid.
15 bid! 16 bid.
You're out, sir. 16 bid, any advance on 16? Any more?
18, she's back in.
20. 22. 22 bid, any more?
All done? Don't miss out on these. 22 bid.
The room's on fire!
-Are you all done at £22?
Not a king's ransom, but still a profit.
That was pressure, wasn't it?
From two! I thought they were going to sell for two.
So did I, my wee heart was beating!
-Next up are David's train lever and flare lamp.
-Can I leave now?
-Can I go?
-Shall I hold your wee hand?
I think you're going to have to.
This is for the two items. Five bid, five the bid. Any advance on five?
Ten bid, here we go. 15 bid.
20, 25, 30, 35 bid, 40 bid.
£40 the bid, 45, 50 bid. £50 bid. Any more?
55 bid, 60 bid. 65 bid.
65, 70 bid.
Any advance? 75 bid.
75. 80 bid. 85 bid. Any more?
-When is it going to stop?
-Go on! Never!
-90 bid. 95 bid.
95, round it up, make it to double figures. 100 bid.
-That's more like it, yeah.
-All done at £100?
-Thank you, Anita.
An incredible result - from such a slow start,
David has more than doubled his money.
It's so exciting!
-I was digging my nails into your hand.
Now, it's Anita's 1950s brooch.
Four bid, £4 bid. £6, £8 bid.
Eight the bid and ten. Ten bid, 12 bid, 14.
-And you're off!
-14 bid. Any advance on 14?
Come on, buy it for your lady. 14 bid, any more? Another one?
14, 15, he's back in. 15, 16.
16 bid, any more? All done at £16?
-You're going to miss out on this one.
All done at 16...
-Well done, well done.
She's very excited!
And so she should be!
She got it at a great price. Still, it's a small profit for Anita.
Now it's David's most expensive item - his Chinese ginger jar.
-Has your heart started going?
-Yeah, it's going.
I am 50 bid, straight in at 50. 60 on the telephone. £60 bid.
70 on the book, £70 bid.
80 bid. 90 with me. 95 bid.
-100 bid on the book.
Any advance on 100? I'm into triple figures. Any more?
All done at £100...
-Ohhhhh, that's a good one!
-Well done, darling.
-It's all right.
-Listen, let me give you a wee kiss.
-That is great.
Wow! That's another great profit for David.
He went big with his buys and, so far, it seems to be paying off.
David is in the lead
so Anita needs a big profit on her Mauchline treen
-to stay in the game.
£10 bid, any advance on 10?
Any more? All done? 15?
-One piece is worth more than that. 20 bid. £20 the bid.
£20 bid. 25 bid. The lady in blue is back in at 25.
£30 the bid, I'll take 2.50 if it will help anybody.
£30 the bid, any more? All done?
32.50 bid, are you all done at 32.50?
Another profit for Anita - what a brilliant crowd here today!
I love his 50ps! It makes all the difference.
-He gets every single penny!
-He doesn't half, he doesn't half.
Well, every penny counts.
Let's see if Anita's next item can bring in a few more.
-It may not be Murano, but it still is an Italian vase.
-Ten to start me.
Ten bid. Any advance? 15. 20.
-It's all over, it's all over!
-25. 35 bid.
40 bid. 45. 50 bid.
-Any advance? 55 bid. 60.
-Are you bidding?
-I'm just getting excited!
-Any advance? 65 bid. 65. £70 the bid.
75 bid. 80 bid. 85 bid.
85 the bid, any advance on 85?
An exciting lot, there. 90 bid.
-£90. 95 bid. £100 bid.
We've hit the magic mark. 100 bid.
-105 the bid. Any more?
110. 110, the lady is back in at 110.
All done at 110?
Oh, what an auctioneer!
That's an incredible profit for Anita.
She has quadrupled her money, putting her firmly back in the game.
Now, let's see if David's 1940s letterbox gets the same reception.
40. 50. £50 bid. Any advance on 50?
60. 70. £70 bid. 80. 90.
100 with me. £100 bid.
Come on! Cling onto me.
130 bid. Any advance on 130? I'm out.
In the room at the very back there at £130 the bid.
It's there to go at 130...
-Get in there!
Well done, George.
Well done, David! Another massive profit. Quite the auction today!
-This is wonderful! Isn't it wonderful?
-It is, it is wonderful.
David got his 1920s sofa for a steal, but will it fare today?
Ten bid. £10 bid, 20 bid. 30 bid.
40 bid. £40, 50 bid. 60 bid.
-You're in profit.
-60, were getting there.
£60 the bid, 70 bid. 70 bid, lovely piece.
80 bid. £80 the bid.
-90. Magic figure, £90 the bid, any more?
-Come on, get another hundred.
110. 110, it's selling itself. 110 the bid.
Any more? All done at £110?
That's 200% profit.
200? It's more than that. It's about 4 million.
We're both rubbish at maths!
Apparently so. It's actually just over 2,000% profit.
Next, It's Anita's incredible find - her cyborium.
Anita still believes it's silver,
but has been unable to identify its marks
-so it's being sold as white metal.
-£20 bid. 20 bid.
20 bid. It's not where we start, it's where we finish. 30 bid.
£30 the bid. 35. 40 bid.
45. 45. 50 bid.
50 bid, any advance on 50?
55. 55, you won't get another one.
-55, 60 bid. 65 bid.
Any advance on 65? It's worth a lot more.
65. 70 bid. 75 bid.
Any more? All done? Finished at £75?
A stroke of luck or divine intervention?
Either way, that's a fantastic profit.
Profits all over the place! What a feeling, eh?
It's certainly too close to call.
Time for David's final and most unusual item -
his police fingerprinting table.
Can we see 20? Ten bid.
£10 bid, any advance on ten? You'll never get another one.
-You'd never WANT another one!
-£20 the bid. Any advance on 20?
-Any more? 30. £30.
-Come on! Come on!
The bid is at the back of the room.
£30, any more? All done?
Finished at £30 only bid?
That's all right!
-Well done, that's all right.
-It's still a profit.
-That's all right.
It's still a profit.
It's small, but it's still a profit.
What an incredible auction with no losses!
Now, that makes a change, doesn't it?
David, that was absolutely fabulous!
What are we going to do now?
We're going to forget about cups of tea,
-let's go straight for the champagne!
-You are my kind of girl!
Well, before we go popping any corks,
let's find out who came out on top.
Anita started this leg with £192.14.
After auction costs, she made a profit of £126.51,
leaving her with £318.65 to spend next time.
David, however, emerges victorious this week.
He started off with £166.46.
After auction costs, he's made a whopping profit of £219.40
so takes forward £385.86 to the following leg.
-Go on, you.
-You're such a sweetie!
-In you go!
-Right, are you in?
What an amazing day it's been! So, cheerio, chaps!
Next time on Antiques Road Trip, Anita considers other career options.
SHE BLOWS A RASPING NOTE
Whilst David takes a leaf out of his competitor's book.
I am desperate to buy it if it's cheap.
David Harper and Anita Manning travel through Yorkshire. Along the way, David learns about a 500-year-old mystery, and Anita meets two inspirational land girls before she and David head towards their second auction in Harrogate.