Antiques challenge. Anita Manning and David Harper are halfway through their trip. After a successful last auction, David has the lead, but Anita is hot on his heels.
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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.
To make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
-Back in the game! Charlie!
There'll be worthy winners
and valiant losers. SHE GASPS
-So, will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
This is the Antiques Road Trip.
It's the third leg of the road trip
for David Harper and our canny Scottish lassie, Anita Manning.
We're going north, Anita, we're going north!
-Isn't that the pleasure of this trip?
Seeing all these different landscapes.
Buying a load of old iron as well whilst doing it.
-Look, an iron bridge!
-An iron bridge!
-Great! Don't you love it?
-I could flog that dead easy.
-He probably could as well,
for dealer David's got a knack
-of finding the golden dust in a bit of old rust.
-It is fabulous.
And do you know what, Tony? I am desperate to buy it if it's cheap.
His partner in crime, auctioneer Anita,
has decades of antiquing under her belt,
though she's not one to blow her own trumpet.
SHE BLOWS BRASS INSTRUMENT
-Do you think they'd let me into The Boys Brigade?
-Er, I don't think so.
Anita and David are still eating up the miles, though,
in this positively delectable 1965 Morris Minor convertible.
Their last auction was a rip-roaring success
with both of them making whopping great profits.
-Get in there!
Our two expert treasure hunters started the trip with £200.
Anita now has £318.65 to spend.
David, meanwhile, has taken the lead with £385.86 for this leg.
-Hey, I tell you what, have we got some money to spend or what?
-We've got tons of dosh.
-Tons of dosh.
I'm looking forward to seeing what takes your fancy, Mrs.
-Well, it won't be those bright red trousers.
-Oh, stop lying.
They're the same colour as my nail varnish!
Otherwise known as "shocking" red.
David and Anita are travelling over 700 miles
from Ramsbottom, Lancashire, snaking their way up through Yorkshire,
all the way to bonny Scotland and the town of Paisley.
Our journey commences today in Chester-le-Street, County Durham,
ending up at an auction in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
-I always aim to please.
-Oh, and you do. You never fail.
-Right, have a great day.
-OK. David, spend, spend, spend.
-Don't you worry about that. See you soon.
Anita is dropping David off at his first shop of the day.
Crikey, those trousers really ARE bright. And tight.
Now she's tootling just 20 miles south
to the village of St Helen Auckland,
where she's catching up with her old pal, Yvonne.
-Oh, Anita, lovely to see you.
Lovely to be back to this wonderful treasure chest.
They really are happy to be reunited.
YVONNE BLOWS INSTRUMENT
-Wow, I did not do that!
-You're good at that.
-Right, OK, hang on a wee second till I get the...
SHE PLAYS ACCORDION
I think that might take more than a second, Anita.
Perhaps stick to shopping?
Not THAT type of shopping.
Bright pillar-box red handbag.
Just the type of thing that would go with David's trousers.
Oh, please don't encourage him.
Distractions over, Anita soon spots something she likes.
-Can I see your scent bottle?
-You can indeed.
-Is the top silver?
-Right. I love these things.
-I love them as well.
There's no damage on the cut crystal.
-And when you think of the amount of work that was done...
..to cut all that into all these little triangles, squares and so on.
And I've got that nice quality polished base.
The only thing that I'm worried about in that, Yvonne, is...
-..the fact that we don't have the stopper.
-I know, I know.
The missing stopper will reduce the value,
but I dare say Anita will use that to her advantage.
Ticket price is £60.
What's the very best you can do on that, Yvonne?
-To you, the very, very...
-The very, very best.
And taking into consideration
that we've got that very important part missing.
Yeah. What about £45?
-What I'm looking at is round about the £30.
-Mmm. If we said £35.
-Would that be...? Yeah.
-Let's go for that.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you, Anita.
Generous discount of nearly 50% off.
David, meanwhile, is starting his morning in Chester-le-Street,
where he's meeting dealer Colin.
It's just an Aladdin's cave. It's an adventure.
Soon enough, David's eye is drawn to a Mouseman cheeseboard.
It's very simple stuff, isn't it?
But aged oak and they store the oak outside the factory premises
-for 10 or 14 years, I believe, until it's just right to be cut.
And then they cut it and they use that tool - is it an adze?
You know, the che-che - that, almost like a medieval tool,
so the surfaces are never perfectly flat, are they?
They've got that kind of wavy finish to them. And the old mouse there.
Each Mouseman piece has a mouse carved on it
which slightly varies depending on which craftsman was doing the work.
The company was founded by Robert Thompson in the early 20th century
-and is still running today.
-OK, what about that baby there?
-Is that Mousey?
-Yep, same again.
-Let's have a look.
-There we go.
OK, so this is a different animal altogether, isn't it?
This is the cow stool. Tripod with that facetted leg, all hand-cut.
When you look closely at these things, people would criticise them
because they're just off-centre and a little bit rough in places.
-It's cos it's handmade, isn't it?
They are different, aren't they?
This one's got more of a domed back, a bit fatter.
And, apparently, there's a story
behind how these mice came to be carved in the first place.
These guys were moaning that they weren't getting paid much
by Yorkshireman Robert Mousey Thompson
and as they were moaning about it,
this little mouse scurried across the church floor
and one of them said to the other, "Look at that.
"Here we are in a church and we're as poor as church mice."
And from that day on, they started carving mice onto the furniture.
The combined ticket price of the two items is £210.
-I'd stand a chance if that was £160 for the pair.
-I cannot. Go on, try a bit harder.
-I'll try a bit harder.
£170 and I'm done.
-Thank you very much.
Well, that's a very generous discount.
It works out at £110 for the stool and £60 for the cheeseboard.
Back with Anita and she's found something a little bit festive.
Another thing that I was looking at, which I thought was quite fun...
-These old Christmas card printing blocks.
-I thought they were good.
-They're really nice, aren't they?
What I kind of like about them is, although they're not old -
they're not Victorian, Edwardian
or even probably the first part of the 20th century -
-they're kind of soppy.
-You know, that kind of old-fashioned Merry Christmas type of thing.
And I think it's the type of thing
that people could have good fun with.
-You know, they could make their own vintage Christmas cards.
-Is there more printing stuff?
-There's those as well, Anita.
-I think they're numbers as well.
-Right. These are...
-These are numbers.
-Oh, look, that's for money.
See all these together - who's going to want them except me?
-Craft people. That's right, craft people.
Er... Are these throwaway dead...dead cheap?
The printing blocks are priced at £22.
-I'll do them at £20 for the lot.
-For the lot?
-Could you do them all for a tenner?
-That is so hard.
They're just daft things but I like them.
I tell you what I'll do, I'll do them for £15.
-You'll do them for £15?
-Let's go for it.
Another cracking buy, but there's still time for one more item.
Er, I think it's German. I think it probably is German.
Er, it has an Art Nouveau look about it.
-It's got a bit of a mixture of styles.
But I kind of like this crazy thing.
-It's almost like a crab or a sea creature or something.
And you've got these wee cherubs.
It's a continental Art Nouveau porcelain mantle clock
with a ticket price of £48.
-I don't like it.
-Nor do I.
-Do you not?
-I don't know why.
-I mean, how much do you not like it?
No prizes in guessing where THIS conversation's going.
Why don't you give it a throwaway price,
-so that I can take this out of your life for ever.
-Yeah, for ever.
It definitely won't be coming back?
It won't be coming back, it won't be coming back.
-I'm going to give you a one-off price...
-A one-off price?
..today, which is a tenner.
Boys, you're coming home with me!
Well, they're going to the auction. Put it there.
-I've got three items and I'm delighted with them all.
I'm not surprised.
Anita's bought three cracking pieces for just £60.
David, meanwhile, has spotted something a bit unusual.
Right, what have we got in here of interest? What on earth is that?
-Can I dive in there?
-Is that a...?
-There you are.
-It's a cigarette lighter.
-It's a what?!
-It's a what?
-A cigarette lighter.
-Oh, I see.
Why on earth do you make a bike...? It's a novelty cigarette lighter.
-Replica of a...
It reminds me of my ten-speed racer when I was a young boy.
Not long ago. Ticket price for this fun little piece is £25.
You've got wheels that turn, brakes that work... That's ridiculous!
A chain that... I can't believe that's a funct...
-You could get on that and ride off!
Is that cheap? It's a fun thing.
-Is it cheap?
-Yeah, it's cheap.
-Well, I think £20 and that is cheap for that.
-Will you take £15?
Thank you very much. Marvellous! Purchase number three.
That's one shop down and three items in the bag for £185.
Anita is now travelling over 25 miles east
to the coastal town of Hartlepool.
In the 19th century, Hartlepool was an important ship-building port.
Sadly, this industry caused the town to be the target
of a horrific attack by the German navy
at the beginning of the First World War.
Anita is here to learn more
about this momentous day from curator Mark.
Do you know, it's so peaceful here today,
but I believe at the beginning of the First World War,
really a lot happened.
Yeah, if you were standing here 100 years ago,
all hell was breaking loose around you,
as shells from three German warships
bombarded the town of Hartlepool and West Hartlepool.
On 16th December, 1914,
the war, that was seemingly being fought hundreds of miles away,
came to the doorsteps of the working-class people of Hartlepool.
This shock attack was the first of its kind on British soil
and claimed the lives of 130 people.
Over 500 more were injured. Wow.
Local people had absolutely no idea.
They're sitting eating their breakfast in the houses behind us,
going to school, getting ready to go to work
and then, suddenly, the shells start coming
and the sound of thunder out to sea.
Huge German 11-inch shells start falling on the town in huge numbers.
-Something like 1,500 shells in about 40 minutes.
Yes, from just behind us here, out in the sea here,
coming in from the mist.
No public warnings of the attack came until it was too late.
The few Royal Navy ships from Hartlepool responded to the attack,
but were vastly outnumbered.
By the time more help arrived, the Germans had scooted.
Scarborough and Whitby were also hit
but Hartlepool suffered the most damage.
Inside Hartlepool Maritime Museum, Mark has some interesting artefacts,
including some shrapnel from the attack, to show Anita.
These are travelling at hundreds and hundreds of miles an hour -
in some cases, faster than the speed of sound.
So you can imagine, when the shells are exploding, there's no warning
and it just takes a building and turns it into matchsticks.
The devastation at the time was unimaginable,
as people's everyday lives were suddenly turned upside down
by the onslaught.
So, this is the bombardment clock from Collingwood Road,
where a family hear the shells...
The shells are coming down, so they run out into the street
and a shell hits the back of their house and completely demolishes it.
The family discover the shrapnel-riddled alarm clock
in the rubble of the house.
It had stopped at the exact time the bombardment started.
But look closely. Where's the alarm clock made?
-"Made in Germany." Oh!
-It's a German import.
It sounds like a day out of hell.
But tell me about the ordinary man, the ordinary woman,
the ordinary family on that terrible morning.
People thought that the Germans were invading
and went either to find out what was going on or went to try to get help.
A lot of the people who were killed and wounded
were injured by shells exploding,
hitting the streets and being outside.
and collected their families and their worldly possessions
and tried to run off into the countryside.
These were the first German attacks of this magnitude to strike the UK
and, as such, resulted in the first civilian and military casualties
of the First World war on British soil.
Mark, you have painted me a terrifying picture
of what happened to Hartlepool on that fateful morning.
But what effect did it have on the people of Hartlepool?
Anger and fear to start with.
And then they turned their anger over
into wanting to do something about it. What do you do?
So, you join the army, you go to work in the munitions factories,
making shells in buildings like the one we're standing in now.
The events of that day changed the lives
of the people of Hartlepool forever.
Ultimately, though, the community rallied together.
22,000 people volunteered for the armed forces.
Even more impressive, they raised the modern equivalent
of over half a billion pounds for the war effort -
an incredible figure for such a small working-class community.
Over 800 buildings were damaged during the attack
and it took over a decade to restore Hartlepool to its former glory.
David is now heading south to Darlington,
a town said to be the birthplace
of the world's first public steam-powered railway.
He's hot to shop, with just over £200 to spend.
-Good to see you.
Very good to see you. I'm loving those glasses!
After a quick mooch downstairs,
Tony's got an item he thinks David will like the look of upstairs.
-Now then. It's a little bit industrial here.
-Um, be careful, it's fairly heavy.
And watch those trousers as well.
Why, what's it going to do? Grab them?
-It'll be fairly rusty.
It's an early 20th-century cast-iron hay grabber
and, more importantly for David, a good chunk of metal.
Oh, there's the mechanism. There's your gear thing, switch that.
-Yeah, that's it.
-Oh, I see, I see. So, that goes onto the hay?
-It grabs it...
-And then lifts the hay bale.
And that's your support there, all for your chains
and the thing just goes up, away and then down again...
I hope you followed that.
Now, I remember... You'll remember this.
-In 1895, when we used to work in the fields...
..doing these by hand.
-Do you remember them, Tony, those days?
-David, I do, yes.
You must remember, I put the first coat of primer on the Ark.
Just like watching The Two Ronnies, isn't it?
I mean, it is fabulous and do you know what, Tony?
-I am desperate to buy it if it's cheap.
-I tell you what we'll do...
A tenner. £10.
10 quid. Thank you very much. That is not worth negotiating over.
That's a bargain and Anita Manning is going to be so jealous
because she loves all my bits of any old iron.
He sure spent big earlier,
but this last £10-buy marks the end of the first day's shopping.
Time for some much-needed shuteye for our dazzling duo. Night-night.
MUSIC: I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
A new day has dawned and today,
they're starting out beside the seaside.
David, isn't that wonderful? Look at the sea, the wonderful North Sea.
And we're in Whitby, one of the most delightful little seaside towns
-in the north of England.
And I'm so excited, I want to swim in the sea.
Hmm, look out. You'd regret THAT pretty quickly.
Yesterday, big kid Anita bought some printing blocks,
a cut-glass crystal scent bottle with silver embossed top
and an Art Nouveau mantle clock.
Today, she has £258.65 left to spend.
David's spent a big chunk of his money buying four items -
a Mouseman cheeseboard and milking stool,
a novelty racing bike lighter and an early 20th-century hay grabber,
leaving him with just over £190 for today's shopping.
Anita and David have travelled to the seaside town of Whitby,
a place that has a long history of maritime importance.
It was here that explorer Captain Cook learned seamanship.
-There you go, madam.
-There we are, down there.
-Delivered right to the door, just about.
-Well, you're keen to get out.
You almost flung yourself out the door!
Is it the effect I have on women or something?
-I'm looking forward to shopping.
And so she should be, as her first shop of the day is The Bazaar,
packed full of interesting artefacts to get excited over.
There to help her is dealer Frank.
Frank, could I ask you about this little tea set
or party set over here?
-Oh, that, yes.
-I quite like that.
It's part of a tea set, Royal Crown Derby,
-in that wonderful imari pattern.
And this imari pattern is taken from the oriental,
with these wonderful...the blues,
the rust-reds and golds and I like that.
There seem to be some flaws though.
I think that this is probably unassociated with it.
-What, the plate?
-The plate, yeah.
It's a different mark, so it's been brought...
-Bits have been brought together.
-Uh-huh. And we've got a damage.
-Or a repair.
-Are you sure?
-Uh-huh, I think that's a repair.
Oh, yeah, that's a repair, yeah. I didn't notice that.
-Has that been there for a long time?
-Er, I shouldn't say, but it has.
The item is priced at £150.
So, what was you thinking of offering?
-I'd be looking for round about £50.
I tell you what. I could have a deal.
How about £70? Would that be any good?
-Could you come to maybe £60 on it?
-Is that possible?
-Well, it's been here for a...for a long time, so...
Has it been here for a long time?
-It's a long time, yeah, so I'll have a deal with you. £60.
-That's wonderful. Thank you very much.
-That's wonderful, thank you.
-That's an amazing discount.
So, for £60, Anita is now the proud owner of a Derby part-tea set.
David is also in Whitby, where the notoriously dangerous coastline
saw one of the biggest shipping disasters
in the history of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
This even went on to prompt a rethink
on how the RNLI functioned in UK waters.
He's visiting the Whitby Lifeboat Museum
to learn more about that fateful day
from curator and retired coxswain Pete Thomson.
That's a fine model of a ship, Pete. What are we looking at?
This is the famous Rohilla.
She was a hospital ship with 229 people on board.
It was bound for Dunkirk to pick up wounded soldiers,
basically from the front in the First World War.
The people on board were mostly medical staff and the ship's crew.
Sadly, though, the Rohilla never made its final destination,
as, struck by a huge storm, it was swept off course.
As a result of the German naval attack
that Anita learned about yesterday, there was a coastal blackout
and the ship ran onto a mile-long rock known as the Whitby Scar.
The impact split the vessel into three parts.
That would be the first notification that there was a ship ashore
and that's the way the rest of the town would find out.
The dangerous state of the seas
meant that the lifeboat couldn't leave from its normal launch site,
so the volunteer crews had to move the boat
to a safer location position opposite the wreck.
This involved lifting the lifeboat over an eight-foot wall
and then carrying it another quarter of a mile.
She was dragged by several hundred people.
It was damaged in the process of this,
so it was damaged before it actually left the shore.
Those waters must have been absolutely hell on Earth.
I would imagine surf running in from the Rohilla
would be anything like 12, 15 foot high,
so this little boat trying to get out through these huge breakers
to get alongside and rescue them
must have been a fantastic feat in itself.
It took off the first 17 people and landed them back through the waves.
Into the surf for a second time, and a further 18 people were rescued.
When she got back from that trip, after hitting the rocks,
it was so badly damaged that it had to be abandoned
and that's where we had to call for help from further stations.
Three other lifeboats from neighbouring towns -
one motorised - tried and failed to help.
And were people stuck on the boat? Were they in the water?
What was happening?
No, the survivors would be mustered in around the wheelhouse.
People were seen by the crowds on the cliff to be jumping into the sea
and trying to swim for it.
A lot were saved by Whitby people on the Scar itself,
wading into the water and pulling them out. Many, many died.
In desperation, they just jumped over into the water and that was it.
Time was running out for the passengers.
They were now entering their third day stranded
and the storm was showing no signs of abating.
Finally, a lifeboat from over 50 miles to the north
-was called upon to assist.
-And what happened next?
The final thing was to try and get a motor lifeboat down from the Tyne.
And they decided to sail through the night
the 50-odd mile from the Tyne mouth down to Whitby,
which they did through the full storm and everything went well.
They took our second coxswain and he then acted as pilot.
They went out through the storm, round to the wreck
and managed to get the last 50 survivors.
Until now, motorised lifeboats
were in the very early stages of development
-and were few and far between.
-On this occasion,
when everything failed with the rowing lifeboat
and, of course, the motor one succeeded,
then the RNLI quite rightly said,
"Now is the time to put a motor lifeboat in Whitby."
So, the disaster then was a catalyst for change.
It was, and a big step,
and the RNLI realised, and so did lifeboat men,
that oars were no longer the ideal way for saving life.
Many interesting artefacts were found at the time of the wreck
but perhaps the most fascinating was discovered in 2014 -
a trunk belonging to Mary Roberts,
the only female stewardess on the Rohilla.
She was no stranger to shipping disasters,
having also survived the most famous shipwreck of all time - the Titanic.
So, 100 years, certainly to the year, the trunk comes back.
-What a coincidence.
-I don't know whether Mary was lucky or unlucky.
What are your thoughts?
Well, she has been known to have said that, of the two disasters,
the Rohilla was the worst to experience
because of the severity of the weather.
Titanic was huge but it was flat calm.
So, her experience of the Rohilla certainly stuck with her.
2014 marked the centenary of Rohilla's fateful journey,
but the memory of that traumatic day
and the courage of the people of Whitby
and its surrounding towns lives on.
84 people died on that ship, but over the course of three days,
against all the odds, the RNLI managed to save 145 souls
and their bravery was rewarded with the gold medal
of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute,
the highest honour of its kind.
Anita is on her way, 20 miles down the coast,
to another popular seaside resort, Scarborough.
She's got just under £200 to spend
at Scarborough Antique and Collectors Centre. There she goes.
-Hi. I'm Anita.
-Pleased to meet you. I'm Matt.
Lovely. Lovely to be here.
The shop is brimming with Anita's Achilles heel - jewellery.
This may take some time.
Is this the bargain box?
Yeah, I suppose that's where we've put a lot of the reduced ones, yeah.
Yeah, like music to your ears, eh, Anita?
The brooches, silver and gold,
-aren't worn as much as they used to be, so...
-When they do come in, we'd rather not scrap them.
-I know, I know.
-Nice wee lot, here, of four.
We've got the little blister pearl here and I like those.
We've got this, it's a blue...
-It's not a sapphire. I think it's just a blue gemstone here.
Little gold one with the flower...
..and this pearlized stone here.
-Four of them, all nine-carat gold, in the bargain basement box.
The combined ticket price for the four brooches is £80.
I'd be looking to pay...
..£35-40 as a wee group, taking all four of them,
-so it's a kind of quick sale on four.
-Right, I see.
-Tell me how you feel about that.
I mean, they're already in the bargain basement
and I'm a bit of a tight Yorkshireman...
Oh, hello, Yorkshire pot, meet Scottish kettle.
-I could do them for £50, Anita.
-£50? Could you take it to £40?
-Could you take it to £40?
-I...I think I could do £45 for you.
You could do £45 on that? I think I'll go for that. That's lovely.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much, Matt, that's wonderful.
And with that, Anita has bought her final lot.
David has travelled inland to the village of Sleights
in the Esk Valley.
He's visiting Eskdale Antiques, where he's meeting owner Philip.
He's still got just over £190 left to spend
and a whole host of interesting objects to choose here.
Little papier-mache 19th-century snuffbox here.
Now, these things can be very ordinary, can't they,
-and bought for a few pounds?
-Sorry, who are you talking to, David?
But I love this because of the doggy on there.
What's all this about? What do you know about this one?
Ah, Philip, hello!
Nice little scene on the front - dog carrying its prey back, I think.
Yeah, rabbit there, "To be delivered immediately" to its master.
I love snuffboxes and I love the story behind snuff.
In the 17th century, it was astonishingly expensive
and people would have urns of snuff
worth the equivalent of thousands of pounds and rooms locked,
-didn't they, so people couldn't pinch the snuff?
It's priced at £45.
-OK, what's the trade on that?
-Um, I can do £25 on that.
Can we go £20?
-Yeah, we can do £20.
-Shall we do it?
-That's fair, yeah.
-Phil, thank you.
So, for £20, David has bought a 19th-century snuffbox,
making his total spend on this leg just £215.
His other purchases are a Mouseman cheeseboard and milking stool,
a vintage racing bike lighter
and a 20th-century cast-iron hay grabber - as you do.
Anita has spent £165.
She bought some assorted printing blocks,
a cut-crystal scent bottle,
an Art Nouveau porcelain clock,
a late 19th-century Derby part-tea set and four gold brooches.
Their shopping is complete
but what do they think of each other's purchases?
The little bar brooches - they're not my cup of tea
but she knows these things inside out. £45 purchase price.
There's gold in there. I think she'll do pretty well.
I love David's Mouseman items.
The little cheeseboard is a sweetie
and the stool - isn't that such a delight?
Our jubilant duo are heading over 70 miles north
to an auction in Newcastle.
Well, David, we're in sunny Newcastle.
-As we travel north...
-It gets warmer.
-..the clouds are parting, the sun is shining.
-By the time we get to Scotland...
-We'll be in our swimwear!
Oh, Lordy! Well, if ever there was a reason to stay south of the border...
There we go. And you can leap out...now.
OK. Well done, David, well done.
Our action today is taking place at Thomas Miller Auctioneers
and wielding the all-important gavel this morning is Guy Macklam.
I think the Mouseman items obviously stand out. They're always popular.
You never struggle to do well
with Mouseman furniture and collectables and things like that.
Derby, synonymous with super quality,
but I have to say, tea sets, dinner sets,
even good quality, are not making a lot of money now,
so you're probably looking at less than £50 for that lot, I'd think.
The auction's about to commence. Those two are unusually silent.
-Could it be jitters?
-Are you nervous?
-I am nervous.
-Good, I like that.
-You like that?
First up, David's 19th-century snuffbox.
20 is bid for it. Any advance on 20?
-30. 35. 40. 45.
-Yes, good boy!
At £45. Down here, £50.
At £50. To the lady at £50.
Looking for some more here. At £50, all done.
-All finished at £50.
-That's good. That's good.
-Are you happy?
-No. Not yet.
You should be. 150% profit. It's a great start!
Next, it's Anita's numerical printing and greeting card blocks.
-Here we go. Keep your fingers crossed.
I'm bid £10. Madam, thank you. Any advance on £10?
Go down the King's Road, wouldn't buy you a block.
12 bid. 15. Oh, come along. 15 offered.
Right in front of me. Selling at 15.
-It's yours, madam, at £15. All done. Are we quite sure?
Wouldn't buy you a block, I'm telling you. 15, right in front.
-Going at £15, all done.
Not a bad result.
Time for David's cast-iron hay grabber.
-Amway, let's go to the scrap dealer.
-£10 for it or are we going to pass?
-Oh, we've got it. 10 bid.
At 10 at the back of the room, sir. Your money and it's away.
-All finished at 10.
-Back of the room, an offer at 10.
All finished at £10. Selling at £10.
-I can't believe it!
-They've got no style.
So, a loss after auction costs and no sympathy from Anita.
-I loved you for buying that...
-..piece of rubbish.
Charming. Time, if you pardon the pun,
for Anita's Art Nouveau mantle clock.
10 is bid. Any advance on only 10?
12, 15, 17, 20.
-At £20. Any advance at £20 for the lot?
Selling at £20. Right-hand side, at £20.
Are we finished? Think we are. Selling at 20. At 22. Not quite.
-At 25 on the right, standing at 25. You're out, madam.
-I've got 25. 27.
-27 seated. All finished at 27.
-All done. Sell for £27.
-Oh, well done. Well done.
-Well done, indeed.
That's a decent profit.
David's Mouseman pieces have received all sorts of praise
-but how will his cheeseboard fare this morning?
-Is your heart beating?
10 bid. 15, 20, 25. At £25. Any advance on £25?
-30, 35, 40, 45...
-Come on, come on.
£45 against you, sir. It's got to go.
50 bid. At £50.
Looking for another 5. At 50 at the back then. Selling at 50.
-Yes, good, good, good.
55 at the back. 60.
And again, sir. At 65.
-Not climbing there.
-Hammer's up. At £65.
It's still a profit for David, but less than expected.
Next, Anita's cut-glass scent bottle with the silver embossed top.
20 is bid. Any advance at 20?
-25, 30, 35.
40, 45, 50.
And again, sir. £50 to a lady at the back.
At £50. 55, 60.
At 60 in the distance then.
Going away at £60. Gents are out.
Selling here to a lady at £60, all done.
A great profit, despite the missing stopper.
-Two more each to go.
-This is the telling section, isn't it?
It is, indeed.
David loves his vintage bicycle lighter, but will anyone else?
10 bid. Any advance on only 10?
At 10, 12, 15, 17.
At 17 for the lot then. Nearer me then, at 17.
-All finished at 17. You have it, sir.
All finished at 17. 20 bid. Not quite. 22? 22.
At 22 to a gent then. Quite sure at 22? Going to sell it to you, sir.
-Hammer's up at £22.
I thought someone else was going to come in then.
Sadly not. But every little helps, as they say.
Will Anita's collection of four gold brooches do any better?
-50 start. Any advance on 50?
-Oh, my gosh.
-60. 70, 80, 90.
-And 10. 120. 125.
-At £130, lady at the back.
£130. All out over this side.
Looking for another £5. Selling at 130. You have it, madam.
-Selling away now, at £130.
That's a great profit for Anita and her beloved brooches.
She's nearly tripled her money.
-I'm pleased at that.
-That's amazing. That is the best of the day so far.
Up next, it's David's Mouseman milking stool.
He spent a fair whack on this.
Let's hope it does better than the cheeseboard.
-You know I'm going to hold your hand, don't you?
-Oh...hold my hand.
Start me at £100 to go. 100 bid.
-Any advance at £100? At £100 for the lot.
-120, 140. At £140.
Any advance for the stool? At £140.
-Looking for 160. Take a half, 150 bid.
-Accepted. 150 offered.
-At £150. Another £10 anywhere else?
-160 bid. New buyer.
At £160. Yours in the middle of the room, sir, at £160.
Selling away then, in the middle of the room at £160.
-Well, that's all right. It's all right.
-Got my heart beating.
Yours?! I'm surprised I'm still sat down.
I thought I'd be on the floor by now!
That profit has put David back in the game.
Maybe Anita does have the magic touch after all.
Anita's biggest buy, and perhaps biggest gamble,
was her slightly damaged tea set.
Listen, very best of luck with this one.
-10 bid. 15, 20, 25. At £25.
-There's still a long way to go.
Come along. 25 offered. 30. 35. 40.
At £40. Are you bidding, sir? 45.
-50. 55, 60, 65, 70.
-Gone, hasn't it?
-80. Now, it's £80, corner right has it.
Any advance on £80 for the lot?
-That's a lot of money for that.
-It is a bit.
-Selling at £80.
-That's very good.
-That's a good, healthy profit.
-I'm happy enough with that.
And so she should be, considering how auctioneer Guy predicted it.
-Massive profit, massive profit.
It was a bit nail-biting at times.
I think we need to lie down.
-Separately, of course!
-Go on, you go.
Well, if you can remain vertical for now, chaps,
the results are as follows...
David started this leg with £385.86.
Today, he's made a solid profit of £36.74,
meaning he carries forward £422.60.
Nice cheesy grin, David, thank you.
Anita, meanwhile, emerges victorious. She started with £318.65.
After auction costs, she has made an incredible profit of £90.84.
So, although she's still trailing slightly behind David overall,
with £409.49, she has won the day.
That was exciting, David. Oh, thank you.
-You know what, you deserve that.
-What a gentleman.
-You deserve it.
-You are my hero, Anita. Ready?
-Strap yourself in.
-Get ready for another adventure, eh?
I, for one, cannot wait.
Next time, on Antiques Road Trip, Anita shows off her many talents...
# ..To Dundee. #
..while David sees something he really likes.
Ooh, I say! Fantastic!
Anita Manning and David Harper are halfway through their trip. After a successful last auction, David has the lead, but Anita is hot on his heels as they shop in Yorkshire and County Durham before heading into Newcastle for the auction.