Antiques challenge. David Harper and Anita Manning embark on the final leg of their trip, starting in Ayrshire and travelling to the Isle of Bute, Glasgow and Renfrewshire.
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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's no mean feat.
Back in the game! Charlie!
There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.
So, will it be the high road to glory
-or the slow road to disaster?
This is the Antiques Road Trip!
It's the final leg of the Road Trip for debonair David Harper
and the queen of the auction room Anita Manning.
-We're in your neck of the woods.
-We're in my neck of the woods.
-Good buying venues in these parts, Anita Manning?
We are indeed just outside Glasgow. It's been a fun old Road Trip.
Time for a bit of nostalgic reflection perhaps.
Well, it's been a lark. It's been a great lark.
Yep, yep, and it has been so much fun.
-And we've seen wonderful places, David.
-We have, yes.
I will miss you, Anita. It has been a really great adventure.
David has a bit of a soft spot for his travel companion,
but our bonnie auctioneer Anita Manning
has already set her sights on someone else.
-I quite fancy him.
David Harper has his heart set firmly on winning the final auction,
but could he be about to fall for the wrong thing?
Oh, John, here I am looking at a pair of oriental vases.
I can sense myself getting into all sorts of trouble here.
Our lovestruck antiquers have been steadily eating up the miles north
in their sturdy little 1965 Morris Minor Convertible.
And our little car has just behaved like a dream.
-She's been a little buzzer, hasn't she?
-I'm going to miss her.
-I might even miss you.
-Aw, so sweet.
Our lovable duo started this trip with £200 each.
On this final stretch, David has £429.84 to spend.
Anita, however, has soared ahead, so she goes into this last leg
in the lead, with £565.25 for the trip ahead
and the competition's heating up!
-Well, I'm a wee bit ahead of you, David.
-Oh, stop it.
-A wee bit ahead.
A wee bit?
You're miles ahead, it's ridiculous, and should be actually illegal.
Quite right. Speaking of miles, David and Anita have been travelling
over 700 of them, all the way from Ramsbottom, Lancashire,
snaking their way up through Yorkshire to Bonnie Scotland,
ending up in Paisley.
Today's journey is commencing just outside the old weaving village
of Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire
and finishes at this week's final auction in Paisley.
David's first shop of this leg is Gardner's Antiques,
where he's meeting a dealer also called David. Stand by.
-Keep it nice and simple. Two Davids together, eh?
-Nice to meet you.
And he's quick to spot something of interest.
And that's that big lump of glass screaming the 1960s.
So cool and so stylish, very organic in its twisty shape.
But look at the light fitting itself.
That is not a recent addition, that is original,
contemporary to the glass.
That flying fish mark is a Strathearn Glass mark.
Strathearn Glass was manufactured from 1965 to 1980.
Aside from the leaping salmon, it's also recognisable
by its bold, bright colours
similar to the hugely collectable Italian Murano glass.
So, something that has a real continental, stylish, Italian look
was actually made probably no more than two hours
from where we are standing right now.
It's bang on trend and I want it so badly it's unbelievable.
Its ticket price is £95, but will the other David be willing to do a deal?
So, David, do you love 20th-century design or not?
It's not really my thing, but I can appreciate that it is attractive.
Right. That's bringing the price down, then.
-No, not at all.
-I didn't think so.
-Not looking too hopeful on that discount.
-Maybe use some of that Harper charm.
-I love it.
-I've got taste.
-You hate it...
-Not quite what I had in mind.
-What's the best on that for me, trade?
-That would be £80.
-So that's it, as we say, the death?
-It is the death, yes.
Well, I think I've got to have it, David. Thank you very much.
David's spent big on his first item,
heading boldly towards the final auction.
Anita is ten miles south, in the town of Kilbirnie.
Back in Ayrshire, and her old stomping ground,
Anita is catching up with girlfriend Greta.
-Anita, how are you?
It's lovely to see you again and to be back in the Stirrup Cup.
Anita has just over £565 burning a hole in her pocket.
Can she spend some of it in here?
MUSIC: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
Tell me a bit about this.
It was made by this enthusiast, this chap, who has completely
built it himself with its working steam engine inside.
This boat has been painstakingly made but with a £250 ticket price,
will thrifty Anita think it's worth the financial risk?
-I do like it. I'm sorely tempted.
-You can't lose money on that.
I know that I quite possibly could. It's a substantial buy.
-It's not a modest buy.
-I know, I know.
You wanted to come in and spend 30.
Clearly Greta's dealt with Anita before.
However, the fact that it's been made by an amateur
could decrease its value at auction significantly.
What is the very bottom that you would take for it?
-I thought you were going to say 150.
-No, no, no, no, no.
-I can't be that much in loss.
-Would you take the 200 for it?
-200, that's lovely. Thank you very much, Greta.
-You're very welcome.
-That's a great boat.
Brave move, Anita.
She's risking her lead by spending a huge chunk of her cash
on a bit of a gamble item.
Perhaps time to get back to some familiar ground, Anita. Jewellery.
-I was looking at this little brooch here.
-Isn't it sweet?
-It's just a pity there's not a name on it.
-Is there no marker?
I don't see a sculptor's name on it.
I think this is quite a nice thing, Art Nouveau, and I love that period.
It's a piece of costume jewellery and I think it's very sweet.
Ticket price is £45.
Looking at a reasonable price that will give me a chance...
I'd be... Is 25...?
It's a bit low. I was thinking nearer 40.
-Well, if I could get even 32.
-Could you go to 30 for it?
-OK, then. Yes.
-Could we go to 30?
For £230, Anita has picked up two items in this shop
and is on her merry way.
Well, I hope my purchases will keep my profit afloat.
-And good luck to you.
FERRY HORN BLOWS
David is taking the 35-minute ferry ride across the Firth of Clyde
to the beautiful Isle of Bute.
He's here to visit Mount Stuart,
one of the most spectacular Gothic revival buildings in Britain.
David is meeting Head of Collections, Alice Martin... Lucky old Alice.
-Hi, welcome to Mount Stuart.
..to learn more about this beautiful building and the incredible history
surrounding the family who created it.
Alice, this is some entrance hall, is it not? This is a house.
It is a house, yes. It climbs to about 89 feet.
Every house should have one.
It shows the stars in the northern hemisphere.
The house is the hereditary seat of the Crichton-Stuart family,
who share common ancestry with the Scottish monarchy.
So, how many generations, then, do the family go back here?
The family's involvement in the island goes right back to the 1300s.
The family were intertwined with the earliest of the Stuart's kings
so Walter, High Steward to the Scottish king,
married Robert the Bruce's daughter, Marjorie.
So, this family share common ancestry
with Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary, Queen of Scots
and all of those great figures from Stuart royal history.
The house was originally built in the 1700s but burnt down in 1877.
The Third Marquess, thought at the time to be
the richest man in Britain, rebuilt it in the 1880s.
Unsurprisingly, no expense was spared.
This house is actually a phoenix that arose out of the ashes
and is estimated to have cost around £89 million in today's money.
Well, you would if you could, wouldn't you?
You would if you could.
When it was rebuilt, the finest craftsmen of the time
were brought in to replicate architectural marvels
from around the world.
Our floor in the marble chapel is a direct influence
from the Sistine Chapel, for example.
These banisters that you see around the gallery,
they're all exact replicas of Charlemagne's Palace
in Aachen in Germany.
All of the marble that you see around here is Italian and Sicilian.
He actually built a railway to bring all of the marble
from the pier down below the house up to the house
and built a worker's village for all the people that it took.
-It sounds like a movie, doesn't it?
-It is incredible.
-It's such a great script, that.
-It is a script.
The house also comes equipped with some great historical characters.
The Third Earl of Bute, who lived here in the 18th century,
was the first Scottish Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He was also one of the founders of Kew Gardens
and his love of botany is believed to have stemmed
from the spectacular grounds here.
-OK, so this is our grand dining room.
-Grand dining room, indeed.
Where did the money come from?
A lot of the money that built this house comes from Wales and coal.
The Second Marquess had inherited through his grandmother,
Charlotte Jane Windsor, huge tracts of land in Wales,
and he, being an entrepreneur, the Second Marquess,
actually developed Cardiff from quite a small fishing village
into one of the largest coal-exporting cities in the world
by building massive docks, which were known as the Bute Docks.
With unlimited resources,
the house was equipped with all mod cons, such as ceiling lights,
and claims to have the first indoor heated pool in the world.
It was the most modern house in Britain.
I suppose this is a snapshot of absolute modern living...
-..for the very rich late-19th century family.
Yeah, yeah. I mean, if you had imagination and a lot of money,
you built one of these and, of course, being the first
that we know of in the world to be heated in a private home,
this is pretty unique. And it's just fascinating
cos this is obviously one of the parts of the house
that didn't get finished when the Third Marquess died in 1900.
-Sorry, the house was never finished?
-It's still a work-in-progress.
Whilst the family no longer live in Mount Stuart,
they are still dedicated to preserving
the Crichton-Stuart family history and the building,
now managed by the Mount Stuart Trust.
Thanks to them,
and not unlike Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona,
work on this incredible building still continues today
based on its original designs.
Across the water,
Anita is in the traditional Scottish holiday resort of Largs.
The last seagoing paddle steamer in the world, the Waverley,
makes regular trips from here in the summer.
Anita's catching up with yet another old pal at Narducci Antiques.
In spite of spending big in her first shop,
she's still got just over £335 left to spend.
Stand by, everyone.
I quite like this desk piece here.
It's a wee desk accessory and I suppose you would put
your papers and envelopes and so on in there.
Letters and envelopes, uh-huh.
And this would be where you would put your inkwells and a little...
-For your nibs.
-Nibs or stamps or whatever.
Probably... What would you say? Turn of the century?
-Turn of the last century, yes.
And these wee chookie birdies.
They're sweet, aren't they? Lovely.
This piece is fresh in today, so no ticket price.
Chance of a bargain, perhaps?
I'd like to be paying probably about £20 for it.
-I was thinking more of around the 45 mark.
-Could you come further down?
Could you come to 25?
-30, how does 30 sound?
-30 is sounding better.
Do you know, Franco, we're getting there?
-I see you winning this one, do you know that?
-Do you know? I do too.
28, Anita, how's that?
We're going to go for that. It's good at 28, but can I show you
-something else? Which is a wee bit mad...
-..and you might
-just want to...
-Give you it.
-..get rid of it.
Another dealer who knows our wily Anita's ways.
So, that's one item down and another one still to play for.
Franco, I know this is a bit crazy but my eye was taken to this...
-For me, it's a little piece of sculpture.
-Uh-huh. Yes, it is.
It's quite an unusual piece, a wee centrepiece for a table.
-Uh-huh, for your candles.
-For your candles, yes.
When I looked at it, I thought, "Is it brand-new?
"Where does it come from? Is it just a piece of nothing, really?"
In the end, I didn't care because I liked it.
It reminds me of space travel and spaceships,
and surface of the moon, and Sputniks,
and all that sort of stuff.
This looks like a Christofle piece to me,
which could make it rather sought after.
For you, I'll do that for £25.
25?! Come on, Franco, you must know what you're selling here.
I would really like to be buying it for a tenner.
Try again. Try me again. Go on.
I'll throw a cuddle in.
-I'll throw a cuddle in if you say yes.
-Let's go for both of them.
-Thank you, thank you.
OK, thank you. Oh, Franco.
I say, Franco definitely deserves a kiss.
He's been incredibly generous there as Anita is about to find out.
It turns out that this is Christofle,
which is a good French make,
and Franco has just pointed that out to me.
He has also supplied me with the box for it
and, if I had known that beforehand... Franco...
You'd have paid me fortunes. You'd have paid me fortunes.
I would have paid you another £3.
Put it there, before you change your mind.
No, I'm not changing my mind. A deal's a deal.
That's unbelievably kind of you, Franco.
For £43, Anita walks away with a French centrepiece
and a fruitwood letter rack.
And that wraps up Day One.
It's the final day's shopping for our adventurous treasure hunters
and we're in Anita's hometown of Glasgow.
-Into bonnie Glasgow.
-Into bonnie Glasgow.
It suddenly got much warmer when we crossed the border, didn't it?
-Palm trees appeared and everything.
It's always Mediterranean climate in Central Scotland.
Ha! Anita had a great day's shopping yesterday.
She took a massive gamble on a working model of the Titanic
and also picked up an Art Nouveau brooch,
a fruitwood letter rack and got a Christofle centrepiece
for a bargain, leaving her with just under £300 to spend.
David, however, bought just one item, a Strathearn lamp.
This means he has nearly £350 to splash today.
David's first shop this morning is in Glasgow's Finnieston area,
home to a wealth of trendy bars and restaurants.
He's visiting Real Deal Antiques - I wonder where that name came from.
A bit of a tight squeeze in here.
Whoops. It's a broken one!
-It's a bronze.
-Gosh, so tight.
See, the good thing with the antiques business is
you can use and abuse stuff and, when you do damage them like that,
it just adds a little bit of character.
-Isn't that right, Michael?
I'm not sure Michael's convinced. A bit more care needed, I think, David.
A little tea caddy.
It's quite unusual to find these things
with their original little canisters in there.
This is a tea caddy dating to about 1820,
just after the Napoleonic wars.
-Tea used to cost a fortune, didn't it?
300 years ago, one teaspoon would equate to the average wage
of a servant girl, so that is pretty expensive stuff.
Tea first became popular in Britain in the 17th century,
when Portuguese Princess Catherine de Braganza married Charles II.
Known as something of a trendsetter, her taste for tea soon caught on.
This one's 1820, Regency, mahogany, sarcophagus shape.
Ticket price £25. Looks rough to me.
But those things, 20 years ago, in mint condition was £300.
Yeah, I can remember that.
In worn-out condition like that, a restoration piece, was 100.
-Now, it is a tenner's worth, isn't it? What is it?
Go on, then. Let's have that. It's a good start.
£15 for a Regency, 140-year-old,
thereabouts, tea caddy is absolutely ridiculous,
in the best possible way.
And if he can avoid knocking anything else over,
there's plenty more to see.
-What have we got here?
-Some bowling trophies.
I know this stand is silver-plate.
-Let's have a look. So, engraved 1975. Now, William Prout...
..I think, was a trophy maker in Glasgow.
Ticket price is £35.
On a silver-plated stand.
Could it be reused as a trophy for someone else?
Well, it's nice to have a Glasgow
piece when you're in Glasgow, isn't it?
OK, well, it's silver but it's filled,
so it's very thin silver on a stand.
Is that 15?
Let me see it.
OK, we'll do that for 15.
Michael's obviously feeling generous
and that's another swift deal for the silver trophy.
Any more hidden treasure?
-Now that, I imagine, is a Henry Moore.
Well, if that was a Henry Moore, you and I would be retired, I think.
Well, in my view, it's got nothing to do with Henry Moore.
Anyway, the ticket price is £22.
I've probably had that about nine months.
I can't really tell you where that came from.
So, it's been in the cabinet for nine months
-and nobody has spotted it as a Henry Moore yet?
It's quite good fun I think, actually.
It's not bronze, it's just metal, isn't it? It's a bit mad.
Is that a five-pound note?
That's a good tenner's worth.
Go on, I'll give you ten quid for a Henry Moore.
Marvellous. I'm done. That's brilliant. I've bought three things.
-Thank you very much.
Let's get out before I smash something.
Quite right. That's a total of £40 for three lots. Good job.
Thank you very much.
Anita is also in Glasgow.
She's going to learn about famous Scottish comedian and singer
Harry Lauder, one of the greatest performers
and bestselling recording artists of his generation.
# Roamin' in the gloamin' on the bonnie banks o' Clyde
# Roamin' in the gloamin'... #
She's meeting Paul Maloney.
-Hello, nice to meet you.
-It's lovely to meet you.
# Oh, it's lovely roamin' in the gloamin'... #
They're at Glasgow University Library, home to one of the
largest collections of Harry Lauder memorabilia in the world.
-Would you like to come in and see the collection?
Who was Harry Lauder? What was his background?
Did he come from Glasgow?
No, he was born in Portobello, which is the seaside town
outside Edinburgh, and his father was a potter.
The family moved briefly to England
but following the tragic death of Harry's father,
moved back to Scotland, finally settling in Hamilton,
just outside Glasgow.
This meant that Harry had to become effectively the breadwinner
very early on in his life.
Harry started working in the flax mills
and eventually ended up in the mines.
Lauder claimed it was here that he learned to be a comic,
while working gruelling 12-hour shifts with no natural light.
It seems an unlikely background for a theatre performer.
He was always interested in singing and performing
and, in fact, about the time he started work as a boy worker,
in a way, he began entering competitions.
He was very successful. He was obviously very good at it
and, by the time we get to the 1890s,
he begins to get offers of work,
what were called semi-professional offers of work.
Lauder received his big break in 1892,
when he had an offer to tour the country with a concert party.
And so he goes off on a 14-week tour with a concert party
all over Scotland and it's a fantastic apprenticeship for him.
Despite Glasgow being at the heart of the heyday
of Scottish variety theatre, it wasn't until Lauder moved to London
that his career really took off.
In 1900, he decided to go to London to end what was in some ways
a make-or-break exercise and he got lucky.
A performer went off ill and he was asked at very short notice
by telegram to come and go on that night.
He charmed the audience. He sang his Scotch comic material,
and after that offers of work flooded in.
Paul, tell me a wee bit about the kind of act that he would have done
in those first days.
He would sing a succession of comic songs,
each with a different character. And sometimes he'd drag up
and play a woman or he'd play a whole range of people.
Lauder's arrival on the scene coincided
with the rise of the gramophone.
In 1902, he cut his first track
and was the first British artist to sell one million records.
When I think of Harry Lauder songs...
Roamin' in the Gloamin', I Love a Lassie -
-people are still singing these songs today.
# I love a lassie
# A bonnie, bonnie lassie
# She's as pure as the lily in the dell... #
After a successful stint in panto in 1907, Lauder decided
to take his act to the United States, again with unbelievable results.
He was hugely successful there.
By 1908 he was earning 5,000 a week playing in America
and, at the height of his success,
which came slightly later in the States,
he would have his own trains to travel with his company
called Lauder Expresses.
-He was a superstar.
-He was a superstar.
Hugely influential throughout his career,
Lauder met with five American presidents.
He had the world at his feet when World War I broke out.
In 1917 he got a telegram, the dreaded telegram,
saying that his son had been killed in action.
Following this devastating news,
Lauder's focus moved from show business to the war effort.
Against the advice of the War Office,
he took his show to the troops in the trenches to boost morale.
He even tried to enlist himself but was too old.
He was very concerned about the troops.
What would happen to all the wounded? What's going to happen
to them after the war? How are they going to survive?
Lauder went on to establish the Million Pound Fund
to help injured soldiers.
He also made a short film with close friend Charlie Chaplin
to help raise funds.
He was a hugely energetic man
and clearly poured all his energy into doing this.
In 1919, Lauder was knighted for his work during the war.
In the 1930s, he retired from the stage
but continued to do the odd performance and fundraised
during the Second World War.
In a career spanning four decades, he touched the lives of countless people
with his generosity, gentle humour and catchy tunes.
# Oh, it's lovely roamin' in the gloamin'. #
David is nearby, visiting Glasgow City Antiques.
He's got just under £310 left to spend.
So, this is my last chance on this WHOLE trip to pull it back.
One more purchase and I can't go the safe route.
Can dealer John help him find that winning item?
Oh, John, here I am looking at a pair of Oriental vases.
I can sense myself getting into all sorts of trouble here.
Do you love them?
-What is wrong with you?
-The amount of damage.
That doesn't seem to be putting David off...
..neither does the ticket price of £220.
I can't help be drawn to them.
There you have a pair of monumental Japanese
late-19th century Meiji-period Satsuma vases.
A pair, John. What's wrong with you?
It's make or break. David needs to seriously think about this.
They're beautiful vases but severely damaged.
Can I buy them for sub £100?
-100 quid, cash.
-That's not sub 100.
No. 100 quid, cash.
OK, I'm probably the only person in the world that is very happy
to buy a pair of smashed Satsuma vases.
I'm going to have to have them. I love them so much I don't care.
-Wish me all the luck.
-I certainly do, yes.
Wow, I don't believe it.
He's got an incredible 50% off his final item
but it's still a bit of a gamble to buy something
SO badly damaged for the all-important last auction.
Anita has crossed over to the south bank of the River Clyde
and the district of Govan.
She's visiting the eclectic Love Salvage,
with just under £300 in her pocket.
Go, Anita. Go, girl.
Harley-Davidson. Vroom, vroom. Vroom, vroom.
-It's a big adventure playground.
-And speaking of adventurous...
It's a laughing policeman.
-John, where did this come from?
You've got to tell me.
We got that a while back from another private dealer.
-It's papier-mache and some sort of fairground attraction.
I've not got a lot of origin information about it.
I know, but it's such a hoot.
-It brightens up the place as well, you know?
I quite fancy him.
Yes, does she love him enough to fork out some serious cash?
Remember, you've already taken a Titanic-size risk on this leg, Anita.
-Is this guy for sale?
-He is indeed.
-Everything's for sale.
-Everything's for sale.
-But for what price?
-He should be OK there.
Anita is way in the lead, but one wrong buy could cost her dearly.
-Tell me what you might look for him.
-He's priced about £60 just now.
-It is just such great fun.
Would you take £40 for him?
-I could do him... 45 probably would be the best.
I'd be sad to see him go, but he has been here a wee while.
-Well, I think maybe he's got a new home then at 45.
Put it there, John. That's great, thank you.
-Thank you very much, Anita.
-You're coming home with me.
-And he's still smiling!
-He's still smiling.
And so is Anita.
-Thank you very much, John.
-Thank you for your custom.
Thanks for your visit.
That last purchase for £45 wraps up this trip's shopping.
Anita adds the policeman's head to her giant risk
of the model of the Titanic
and her potentially valuable Christofle centrepiece.
She also bought an Art Nouveau brooch and a letter rack.
Anita spent a total of £318.
David, for once, has spent less than Anita, just £220.
For this, he picked up a Strathearn lamp,
a circa-1820s tea caddy,
a silver bowls trophy,
a modernist golf trophy and also took a bit of a gamble
on a pair of Meiji Japanese Satsuma vases, which are bust.
But what do they think of each other's final purchases?
Now, this is where it starts to get serious - the Titanic model.
It's got bigness. It's a big baby that could make her a bit,
but I'm hoping... Please! ..it's going to lose her a bit.
The vases! These are massive. They are immense.
The damage is going to make a difference.
He's taken a chance. He's been brave but well done, David.
The last auction is finally upon us
and our dazzling duo are just outside Glasgow in the town of Paisley.
With a lot of catching up to do, are you feeling a bit nervous, David?
-Our very, very last auction.
I'm far too nervous to talk about it.
We've both got potential for profits, David.
Yeah, we do actually. We do.
But we've also got potential for losses.
You have taken some chances and I love you for it, I really do.
It makes it very exciting.
The auction today is online and in the room,
and is taking place at Collins & Paterson Auctioneers.
Wielding the gavel this morning is Stephen Maxwell.
The Titanic should sell really well, I think.
It's in fantastic condition and I believe it is in working order
as well, so I'm very confident it should sail off at a good price.
The pair of tall Japanese vases do have extensive damage,
so I have my doubts as to whether they might sell particularly well.
Only time will tell, so let the auction commence.
Oh, it's so exciting, eh?
-You're up first.
-I'm up first.
Calm yourself, David. First up, Anita's brooch.
Straight in at £12...
-Oh, good, I was going to get excited at that.
..18, at 20 now is your bid, sir. At £20 has it.
I need a wee bit more.
At £20. Gone to number 289.
-Mm... Not brilliant. Not brilliant.
A disappointing start there for Anita and that was her safe item.
I feel fantastic. Absolutely... I'm ecstatic!
-Sorry, did I say that out loud?
-Not very sporting, David.
Will he be quite so smug after HIS first lot, the silver bowls trophy?
At 15, in at 15. 15, I have here.
Are you bidding? Oh, £18. 20.
-And 2, 22.
-Come on, come on.
We'll sell it, then, at £22... Gone there...
That's £7 on-paper profit.
Not a bad start for David,
though he's going to need to do better than that to catch his rival.
I'm getting there, Anita. I'm catching you. I'm catching you up.
Can his tea caddy shrink Anita's lead even more?
-How do you feel about that?
-It should double its money.
-Really, it should.
I'm going for the 100%. I'm going double bubble.
-It's a wee bit tired, David.
-I know. Well, aren't we all?
If you'd been around since 1820, you'd be a bit tired.
Any tea drinkers in today? Come on, now. £30, surely.
-At 20 then.
At £20. Thank you, madam. £20 we have. Do I have 22?
22 at the back. 25?
-Got you now, sir.
-Still at 25.
-We'll sell it, then, at £25.
-A bit more!
-Gone there. It's 309.
-It's not double bubble, so I'm not happy.
Still, not a bad profit though, David.
Next, it's Anita's letter rack.
Thank you, sir. 25, I have straight in.
..35, 38? The bid's now at the back. It's with the gent now at £38.
Gone there, 216. £38.
That's all right. Are you pleased with that?
-You've made back the loss.
-It doesn't take much, does it?
Apparently not. Another nice little profit.
I'm very happy for you.
-Are you very, very happy?
-Yeah, delighted. Ecstatic.
Let's see a big smile, then.
Next up, it's David's Strathearn lamp that he fell in love with
-and rated so highly.
-Good Scottish glass lamp, this.
Start there at 20, surely? 20.
Thank you, sir. £20, we have. 20 bid.
Do we have...? 22 at the back. 25?
No, you're out, madam. With the gent at 25.
Do we have 28? It's with the gent there and we're selling...
-This is going to be horrible. No.
-Gone, 338. £25 there.
That's terrible. I knew it. I knew it.
But I loved it. What can you do? What can you do?
Well, bad luck, David. It's a big loss.
Just not what he needed in this all-important last auction.
-I'd buy it again.
I bet you wouldn't.
Probably not. Next up, it's Anita's accidental great find,
a Christofle centrepiece.
She got this for a steal but will it live up to its potential?
I love it. It's modernist, it's French, it's, "Ooh, la, la."
It's got everything going for it.
-I'm starting on... OK, I'm actually straight in at £20...
..on the candle holder. At 22, the gentleman. 25?
28. 30 and 2.
Now it's your bid, sir. It's in the room and 32 has it.
35, new bidder.
-Well, I never. That's taken off!
..50, 5, 60, 5, 70, 5,
80, 5, 90, 5, £100?
-110, 120, 130...
-Crikey, and it's still going!
..170, 180, 190, 200,
210, 220, 230?
240, 250? 260, 270...
-I thought it would sell for a fiver.
You're out. The bid's with the gentleman in grey.
We're selling to the room, fair warning to you, at £290.
-Gone. It's yours, sir. 290 there.
That's my Titanic then, isn't it? Never mind that thing.
That is unbelievable!
Unbelievable. It really was an incredible buy.
That amazing profit has now pushed Anita even further into the lead.
-Well, I must say that I'm quite happy about that.
-You should be doing the blinking cancan.
-The Highland fling?
Do that if you like.
Well, David, you've really got your work cut out now.
It's your modernist golf trophy up next.
£10 for the trophy. £10 surely for the trophy?
-For goodness' sake!
Any advance on £5? 8, the lady now! £10.
-The lady of taste.
-Thank you, madam.
Are you back in at £12, no?
15. Still with the gentleman.
We're selling at £15. Gone there!
-Ugh! Disaster zone.
-You've made a profit.
A fiver. I need a lot more than that to catch you.
Anita's laughing policeman's head was an unusual pick.
Let's see how he does this morning.
Yes, a papier-mache fairground head of a laughing policeman, no less.
I never thought I'd say those words in an auction room.
Interesting lot. What can we say about it? Where would you start?
I have no idea. How about £20?
Yes, thank you, sir. Straight in at 20.
£20, we have. Do we have 22?
22, 25, 28, 30,
32, 35. For the same gent at 35.
Any advance? We're selling then at £35.
-140 at £35.
It was love at first sight for Anita,
but clearly not to the people of Paisley.
But her last item was the big gamble.
Time for Anita's Titanic model.
Will it sink or will it soar?
A lovely item, this.
I'm hoping it will sail away to somewhere nice shortly.
£100. Thank you, sir. Gentleman has the bid at £100. 110 bid.
120, 130, 140, 150...
-The room's going quiet now.
-..160, 170. The bid's here at 180.
Are you bidding, sir, in white? 190, 200?
You're out. The bid's still in black. It's to my left
with the gentleman. Selling at £200.
-Gone. Number 67.
£200 for the Titanic.
Wiped its face. Now, Anita must be massively relieved with that result.
Next, it's the final lot of the competition and it all rests
on David's beloved Meiji vases.
David might be behind but could this all be about to change?
I could make a bit of profit but I'm not going to catch up to you, am I?
Come on, David. Where's your fighting spirit? Stiffen up, man.
-Start me at £100.
-Oh, go on.
-£100 surely for the pair.
Large vases, £100.
Go on! Ahem. Sorry, did I say that out loud?
I'll start, then. On commission I have £50 here
to start the lot at 50. Just a starting point. 50 is with me.
Do we have 5? 55 bid. £60?
-Come on, come on...
You're out. Still with me at 80. It's on commission at 80.
Do we have 85? Still with me at 80. We'll sell them, then, at £80.
You won't. Don't sell them, don't sell them.
-Gone to number 30.
Crikey, someone's got those for a bargain. Bad luck, David.
I don't care what you say,
you have absolutely thrashed me within an inch of my life,
so I think we should go and...
-Cup of tea, cake, regroup and do the figures.
So, at the end of five incredible auctions, the results are as follows.
David started this leg with £429.84. After auction costs are deducted,
he made a loss of £83.06, meaning he ends this competition
with a respectable £346.78.
Anita started out with £565.25.
She's had another great auction today, making, after costs,
a profit of £160.06.
This means she's not just today's winner but also
the victor of this Road Trip,
with a spectacular final figure of £725.31.
Well done, Anita, and all profits go to Children in Need.
So, you know what? That's one each.
Several years ago, you and I hit the road and I beat you,
so I'm going to give you two or three years off
and I'm going to re-challenge you.
Be it on your own head!
It's been a memorable old Road Trip...
# The way you wear your hat
# The way you sip your tea
# The memory of all that... #
-The sun is shining, the sky is blue...
-And the roof is off!
# No, they can't take that away from me... #
..with some big, big wins...
..and some serious blows.
# The way you sing off key... #
# ..to Dundee! #
# The way you haunt my dreams... #
-Do you like men in uniform?
-I quite fancy him.
But above all, an unbreakable bond has been formed.
I've got on a Marks & Spencer silk vest.
Next week, a brand-new pair of experts hit the road
when wisdom meets youth...
SHE GASPS FOR BREATH
..with Philip Serrell
and Natasha Raskin.
-How old are you?
David Harper and Anita Manning embark on the final leg of their trip, starting in Ayrshire and travelling to the Isle of Bute, Glasgow and Renfrewshire. They each take a massive risk in a bid to win the week, but who will come out on top when they head to the deciding auction in Paisley?