Antiques challenge. Auctioneers Anita Manning and Philip Serrell continue their trip in their classic Fiat 500, heading to auction in Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
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-It's the nation's favourite antiques experts...
-This is beautiful!
That's the way to do this!
-..with £200 each, a classic car and a goal - to scour for antiques.
To make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat. HE LAUGHS
-GAVEL BANGS There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.
So, will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
The handbrake's on!
This is Antiques Roadtrip!
Today, the Roadtrip continues for our two auctioneers, Anita Manning
and Philip Serrell.
Phil, the beginning of our next buy leg.
-Aye, I can hardly wait(!)
-Are you not raring to go?
-I've got some catching up to do, haven't I?
-You completely drilled me yesterday.
Anita won the first leg and is prepared to fight to keep her lead.
-You've got to be careful when Phil Serrell's about.
But our Philip can find a use for anything.
That would make a fantastic bog roll holder.
That's what we have at home.
They're taking to the road in this classic Italian micro car,
the 1970 Fiat 500.
Try to keep your eye on the road, Phil!
Our experts both began their trip with £200.
One auction down and Philip has already gone backwards,
leaving him with £196.40.
Anita took the early lead, giving her £242.43 to spend today.
This week, they started in Windermere in the Lake District
and will travel over 1,200 miles around the north of England
and Scotland, before finishing up in Crooklands, Cumbria.
Today's leg begins in Barnard Castle, County Durham,
and ends at auction in Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
-I love this part of the world.
-It's a wonderful place.
-Up around the North and
the Yorkshire Dales, I think it's absolutely glorious. I really do.
Is there a plan today then?
-Tell me about your tactics.
-That's simple. Beat you.
You think you're going to beat me?
I'm going to try.
Good luck with that. The spectacular market
town of Barnard Castle, or Barney to its friends,
takes its name from the 12th century castle around which the town grew.
It's also an antiques shopping Mecca.
-There we are.
-Job's a good 'un!
It's THE perfect place for both our shoppers to start this leg's
Now, Phil, I don't want you following me around.
Get out of here!
Opened six years ago,
Mission Hall is located in the heart of the town's antiques district.
Dale Robson is the man to meet.
-I'm Anita. And this is Philip Serrell.
-You've got some good things in here, haven't you?
-Have a good wander round.
-We'll have a good wander around.
-Right, we'll see you in a bit.
-I'm going to the sparkly cabinet.
-Get out of here!
Plenty of choice.
And Phil is quick to spot something.
I've come hundreds of miles from home, and all this stuff here
was made about 50 yards from my office in Worcester.
This is all Worcester porcelain. And this is all by the Stinton family.
They all painted at the Worcester porcelain factory, in various guises.
The worst thing is, it's all out of my price range.
But it is really, really lovely.
Anita is having a little more luck with one of the other cabinets.
I rather like this little inkwell and pen tray.
It's in the Art Nouveau style.
Decorated and embossed with flowers.
I love items which have to do with writing.
It takes you back to a time when people wrote letters.
And I love the Art Nouveau period.
So I'm going to have a closer look at that.
Dale's your man, then.
-It is made of...some sort of base metal, I would imagine.
Britannia metal. I think it would be something for a lady's writing desk.
-Oh, it is very pretty, yes.
-It is pretty. "Orphea."
Don't know anything about it,
but I like to see something which has a maker's name on it.
-Yes, it is nice to see.
-Puts it in a certain place.
There's 26 on it. Which I think is not too bad.
-It is very reasonable.
-You might not need a discount.
-I might not need a discount.
-I might not.
Could it be bought sort of somewhere between 15 and 18?
-I could do it for 20.
-You could do it for 20?
I'm going to go for that. I like it. Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-You haven't been suckered in already, have you?
-Succumbed to the Manning charm.
-Och, away and buy one of your big...
Have you found anything big and crazy yet?
Yes, and here it is.
Ha-ha. Behave, Phil.
He's on to something, though, look.
-Dale, I've just seen these, look.
-They're quite nice, aren't they?
-And they are measures, aren't they?
Got a half pint and a pint. You can have the half, I'll have the pint.
What could be the best on those, do you think?
-They are 40 quid, the two, currently.
-Maybe 30 quid.
-Could they be 20 quid?
-They couldn't be 20, no.
-Dale just said that with no hint of compassion.
One to think about, then.
Whatever you do, don't let that Anita Manning anywhere near them.
I'll do my best.
Speak of the little devil.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a lovely pen to go with my little
inkwell and pen holder?
And I have noticed a Conway Stewart fountain pen here.
And pens are very collectable in today's market.
So I'm going to have a look at that. It is £35, a wee bit dear...
-Anita, Anita, Anita.
-What is it?
-Could you just do me a favour?
-Just hold that a second for me.
-Oh, for heaven's sake!
Hold it, hold it. Thank you very much.
Fortunately, he knows it's a dummy. What else has he found?
Just a little turned wooden box, isn't it?
It looks like rosewood or a hardwood.
What I particularly like about it is the price.
So we might be having a little lot here. What else could we find?
How much are those little shells there?
Country-made military chest of drawers.
-How much movement is there on price on that?
-They would have to be about 70. Maybe 65.
-Can you come any lower?
-I can't really do any lower on those.
-50 quid is my limit on that.
I couldn't do it for 50.
Could you do £80 for them all? The belt, the two bell tankards and that?
-Yes, we could do that.
-OK, I need to have a think.
Anita has been pawing over the fountain pen.
-Dale has certainly been busy today.
-The condition is good.
This wonderful mottled effect, that's what the buyers like.
-It is a nice, bright colour.
-It is marked at 35.
But what I'd like to be paying, really, is round about £20.
I mean, I could maybe go to about 25.
Could you go to 22?
I don't think I can do 22, no.
-Could you go 23?
-Let's go 23.
-Oh, thank you very much.
Anita is making herself a little theme there.
Meanwhile, it looks like Phil has made a decision. Wow.
I think you've been more than fair with me. So these two for 80, yeah?
-Yes, we can do that.
-And that is a handshake because you, sir,
-have been an absolute gentleman.
-I'll be back.
-You've got some really lovely things.
-Thanks for the business.
£80 for the pair of bell metal tankards
and a 19th-century miniature chest of drawers.
Now, how is Anita getting on?
What I like most about this bronze is this
Important, though, in bronzes -
name, foundry, any details that you can get.
And if we look underneath, we see, "C and F Smith, Birmingham."
So I think that's a super item.
Another bronze that I like in here...
is this fantastic stylised cat.
Now, this is...
It has a modernist look about it.
But it could be from the 1920s or 1930s.
There is no foundry. There is no maker's name.
But I think that that is wonderful.
This one has got 68 on it.
-And this one has got...60.
-What one do you think you could give me the best deal on?
I mean, that one would be about 60. And the other one would be about 50.
This is the one that my heart is going with, and I think I'll go with that.
-Is there any other movement on it?
-It would have to be that £60.
60. Let's just go for that. Thank you very much. I'm delighted.
That's a good thing.
Along with the bronze cat for £60,
Anita's found herself a French Art Nouveau inkwell
and pen tray for 20 and a Conway Stewart fountain pen for £23.
That's £103 altogether.
I'm really happy with all my terrific treasures!
Philip's travelled towards Durham,
a stunning city known for its Norman castle and cathedral
and just outside the city is the town of Bishop Auckland,
once home to a unique seat of power that was
pivotal in the history of England and Scotland.
Philip's meeting Chris Ferguson to hear more.
-Chris, how are you?
-Very nice to meet you.
-Good to see you as well.
-So this is Auckland Castle?
-It is indeed.
You're very welcome to join us here.
In the 11th century, County Durham became a bloody battleground.
William the Conqueror was defending north-east
England from the King of Scotland at a time
when the border between the two countries was ever changing.
To cement his authority in the area,
William granted the Bishop of Durham unprecedented powers.
He was to be responsible for protecting England's
interests in the north and given the title of Prince Bishop.
They could raise their own army, they had their own taxes,
-they had their own mint, they had their own legal system.
-You think of a bishop today
and he's very much an ecclesiastical figure, isn't he?
But in those days, they were wealthy men...
Yeah, I mean, all the way through from the medieval period right the way through the 19th century,
bishops are wealthy men, they're diplomats, they're military leaders.
They're... They're corrupt, some of them.
Some of them are quite into gambling, wine, women and song.
There were 53 Prince Bishops in total.
The first was William Walker in 1075 and the last,
William Van Mildert, served until 1836.
Auckland Castle was the centre of all this power.
After the King,
they were like second most important people in the land.
They are the second most powerful people in the country,
often standing up to the King, rebelling, some of them.
And really trying to promote their own authority and power.
This unparalleled rule included control over local agriculture
These were taxed and the money was used in whatever way
they saw fit, to fund a life of luxury, control territory or
create a grand palace, fit for the King of the North.
They are really competing with the King,
so this building is built with two great halls,
it's built with a double-storey chapel
and those things are copying, out-competing what the King's
building at Westminster or at Windsor.
This is a palace complex to compete with royalty.
Over the centuries, the Prince Bishops were
involved in thwarting the Scots' attempts to invade northern England.
In the 13th century, the notorious Prince Bishop Bek helped defeat
William Wallace, leaving Scotland in the hands of the King of England.
At times, Prince Bishops chose to side with whoever was most
powerful, even if that meant allegiance with
the Scots against the English king who had appointed them.
Do you ever get a state where the Bishop tried to
-sort of outflank or outrank the King?
At times, they try to sort of have this idea of an independent
buffer state of Durham, between England and Scotland,
so Durham at that time being Durham, Northumberland, Cumbria, is
a buffer state between the warring kingdoms of England and Scotland.
After the two countries merged politically in the 17th century,
the role of Prince Bishop became less about military dominance
and more about maintaining local law and order,
often enjoying the perks of their position.
I know that you look at, in my world, sort of old oil paintings
of bishops and you can see they were having a bit of a ball, really.
Large cigars, wine, fine wines, brandy...
Especially if you look at the 18th century Bishops, they are feasting all the time.
They are having huge banquets and this building,
what is now the chapel, were built as banqueting halls to entertain in.
The reign of the Prince Bishops continued until the 1830s,
when it was replaced with the Bishop of Durham in the traditional
religious role that continues today.
But without this extraordinary position set
up as a stronghold for English royalty,
the borders of England and Scotland could now be very different.
Anita has also made her way to Bishop Auckland.
She's heading for Antiques On The Green, run by Alistair Donaldson.
-Hello. I'm Anita.
-Nice to see you.
-I see you've got the champagne out!
-Well, you know... Just in case.
-Just in case.
-We can pop one later.
Yes, a bit of shopping to do first, though.
Now, this is interesting. Boxes of stuff underneath a table.
Alistair might have got these from a house clearance
and they haven't been opened yet.
And don't worry about getting your hands dirty.
There could be treasure in here.
And sometimes, where there's muck there's brass.
Not in there, though.
That's the kind of thing that Phil Serrell would love.
He would love that.
Huge big bellows.
She's not wrong there.
Now, what do we have here?
I wonder if I could give Phil Serrell a hammering with that!
Or beat out a profit from it.
I like that!
It's £65, which is quite a lot of money.
But it's a good item and it's a fun item.
Alistair! You're needed!
I usually buy lovely, gentle...
-But my eye was drawn to this big hammer.
Can you tell me, Alistair, what on earth this is used for?
-To be frank, I don't actually know what it would have been used for.
But it's wood, obviously, so you could hit metal, like brass, with it and it wouldn't damage it.
Obviously, we've got a massive chunk out there, but that's its history.
-I like that.
-Oh, it's great.
I'm an auctioneer and if this came in to my auction,
I would estimate that round about £20.
It might make more than that, I don't know,
because who knows the price of a big hammer?
Well, if it's Mr Serrell that you're trying to beat then I don't think
I've got any option, really, than allowing you to have that for £20.
-I think we'll do a deal.
-Is that all right? Put your hand there. Thank you.
-Thank you very much.
A very generous discount lands Anita the rather large
-early 20th century hammer.
-OK, put it over my shoulder.
Yeah, watch out, Mr Serrell.
And on that note, it's probably best to call it a day. So, nighty-night!
What a glorious morning!
-How did you get on yesterday?
-Great. I had a great time.
-That's just what I wanted to hear(!)
I enjoyed myself a lot. The dealers, I thought they were lovely.
-So, how much have you spent?
-I don't know. 100-odd quid?
You've bought four items for £100?!
-Ah, that's not...
-Aye. Just be a wee bit careful!
-I wouldnae suppose you'd take 50p for it?!
Yesterday, Anita bagged herself an Art Nouveau inkwell and pen tray,
a fountain pen, a bronze cat
and an early 20th century hammer,
all for £123, leaving her just under £120 to spend today.
Phil bought a pair of bell metal tankards,
and a 19th century miniature chest of drawers for £80.
He still has £106.40 for today's shopping.
Do you know, I have to say, if I was going to buy a classic car,
-I'm not sure that I would buy one of these.
-Ah, stop moaning!
-It's a lovely wee thing!
-Well said, Anita!
They're heading for the magnificent spa town of Harrogate,
often voted one of the happiest places to live in Britain,
despite its Royal Pump Room housing the strongest sulphur well in Europe.
-Harrogate's beautiful, isn't it?
It's the jewel of the north, isn't it?
I think it's really, really lovely.
And well known for so many things.
-It's crammed with really good quality antiques shops, isn't it?
And I'll tell you something else, you get a great cup of tea in this town.
First to shop this morning is Phil.
It looks as if there's plenty of lovely things there.
-I'm going to go and give it a really good go.
-If I can get out of this thing!
Located in the trendy Montpellier Quarter, Montpellier Muse
Antique Market has been trading for over 25 years.
-Dealer David Wallace is looking after Phil today.
-How are you doing?
-David, is it?
You're playing catch-up, Phil,
so what's going to appeal to you in here?
If they were going to give anything away in this centre,
I would take this Pilkington's Lancastrian vase away with me,
which I think is just a beautiful, beautiful thing.
It is designed by a man called Mycock.
It's priced up £1,995, which is
roughly £1,900 more than
I currently have to spend.
Ha. Moving on...
-Can I perhaps have a look at these...
-You can indeed.
..snuff boxes, please?
So this is a papier mache snuff box and...
it's got this little miniature on the cover here.
It's priced at £25, but David says he can do it for 18.
For me, the golden age of papier mache is from about 1850 to 1880.
But the problem is this damage here cos you can't really repair
-Can you do that for 15 quid?
-I'll stick my neck out and say yes.
You're a gentleman. Go on, I'll take that. Thank you very much indeed.
-I'd better give you some money now, hadn't I?
So, that's £15 for the 19th century papier mache snuff box.
Out on the open road, Anita's travelled to the village of Ripley.
She's visiting Ripley Castle.
This was once home to an extraordinary woman who took on
the most powerful man in the country in an astounding act of bravery.
Anita's meeting Sir Thomas and Lady Emma Ingleby,
who are the 26th generation to live here.
-Hello! Welcome to Ripley Castle!
-Hello. Very nice to meet you.
-What a wonderful place!
-We call it home and we have for 700 years.
We're still paying off the mortgage, so we can't lose it!
The Inglebys' home was once at the centre of one of the most
tumultuous periods of British history.
In the 17th century, the English Civil War broke out,
with Parliament on one side, led by Oliver Cromwell, and King Charles I
on the other, defending the absolute power of the monarchy.
The battle between Royalists
and Parliamentarians raged for nine years,
resulting in Charles I being beheaded
and Cromwell establishing Britain as a republic, with himself as leader.
The Inglebys at Ripley Castle were involved from the beginning.
Sir William Ingleby and his sister Jane were fierce Royalists.
In July 1644, they became embroiled in what was
one of the bloodiest battles in English history.
Lady Emma's taking Anita to the Knight's Chamber to tell her more.
William Ingleby went to fight and was followed by his sister,
Jane Ingleby. Now, this is very unusual for a lady to go
and fight in a battle.
It was an amazing situation that a fine born lady,
coming from the castle, should be there in the battle,
in armour, fighting for the King.
Yeah. Well, they must have believed truly in their cause.
Over 4,000 died in the Battle of Marston Moor,
the vast majority of them Royalists.
Oliver Cromwell and the Parliamentarians were victorious.
William and Jane retreated back to Ripley Castle,
but as known Royalists, Cromwell's soldiers were hot on their heels.
Trapped in the castle, William had no choice but to hide,
supposedly in a secret hole at the top of a tower.
So, he was cramped in this hole here.
-He would literally have been making himself as small as possible in there, fearful of his life.
When they used to search, they would go through the panelling with
their swords because they were aware that there might be hiding places.
-It's a claustrophobic space.
-Just enough room for your Bible, your candle and an air hole.
The fate of the family was in Jane's hands.
Cromwell's army hammered at the gates.
It's said that Jane changed out of her battle clothes
and, armed with two pistols, courageously went to face her
enemy and the country's future leader.
Jane decides to allow him in and almost negotiate.
He was the victor, they were the vanquished,
-why didn't he just chop her head off?
-Well, because from that moment
onward he has to live with these people for his republic to work.
Cromwell insisted on staying the night to recover from battle.
His army took to an outbuilding with their Royalist prisoners in tow.
Cromwell demanded to sleep inside.
Jane kept the mighty general at gunpoint in the armchair,
while William was hiding in the priest hole upstairs.
This bravery earned her the name "Trooper Jane".
They would sit down, warm themselves by the fire.
She might have offered him refreshments.
What do you think Cromwell thought of Trooper Jane?
Of course, she reputedly was carrying pistols,
so I think he probably thought, "Do you know, I might just sleep."
If she had the pistols and he was asleep,
-could have changed the course of history.
-Could have done.
After winning one of the greatest victories of his career and then
being held hostage by a woman, Cromwell left the next morning.
He may have spared Jane's life and without realising it,
her brother's too, but many of the Royalist prisoners were
shot at the castle on Cromwell's orders.
This is literally the marks of the bullet holes against the wall,
so the Inglebys may have got away scot free,
but many people died that night.
Although the country was in turmoil for another seven years, thanks
to Trooper Jane's heroic efforts, the Ingleby family were safe.
Once they realised Sir William survived,
the Parliamentarians ordered him to pay a fine equivalent
to £2.5 million, which he did, over several years.
Jane died of natural causes soon after, aged 51,
but she'll always be remembered for her incredible bravery.
Back in Harrogate, Phil has ventured further into antiques territory.
The antiques business is a really, really small world.
And there are shops there and here that I've done business with for a long, long time.
But this guy, picture dealer, he's got some serious stock.
This is a little different for Phil,
who is known for turning up at old farms.
-Now then... Now then...
-Good to see you.
-How are you doing?
-How's tricks? Busy?
-OK. Yeah, yeah.
Family-run Sutcliffe's Galleries specialise in fine
paintings from the 18th century to the present day.
Hurt. 34. That would hurt as well, £34,000.
John Wilson Carmichael, £25,000.
I was thinking I might buy something off you,
but I think at £25,000, it might just stretch my budget a little bit.
-You wouldn't take a Fiat 500 in part exchange, would you?
Not even for you, no.
Philip's got just over £100 to spend.
That won't get him anything from the gallery,
but fortunately, Gary has a cellar.
-They say "buying blind"... Hell's bells!
-What is he up to?
These are things that are not for us, really.
There you are, you see?
-That might go, mightn't it?
-Beautifully framed, that.
-And this is painted, what...
-within the last 50 years?
-Yes, that's painted in the last...five years.
I've got to pay commission at auction.
If they estimate that at 40 to 60 quid, which is probably what they'd
estimate it at, I'm going to give you 30 quid for it.
-Good gentleman. I'd better get you some money out.
That's £30 for the equestrian painting in an early 19th
-Lovely to see you, my friend.
-See you soon.
-Take care. Bye-bye.
Anita's hot on Phil's heels in Harrogate, heading just
south of the town to Crimple Hall Antiques to meet Phil Cannell.
-How are you? Nice to meet you.
-Such a... Looks fabulous!
-A great place.
This antiques and vintage showroom has over 50 stalls and cabinets.
Hoping that I have a nose for a bargain!
I see what you did there, Anita.
We have a pair of French Art Nouveau table lamps.
Two beautiful young nymphs.
They're priced at over £500.
But you're getting a lot
for your money for these two fabulous figures.
Maybe so, but with just under £120 to spend, it's best you move on.
What has drawn me to this little piece, it's a Japanese piece,
not a Chinese piece, is the quality of the painting.
Look at those wonderful peacocks.
I really, really like this little piece and I see...
..that the foot has been off. And it's been stuck on again.
Which is a great shame and it is a 19th century piece.
Tempted with the quality, but I'm put off by the damage.
-It will all depend on how much I can get it for.
-Phil's your man!
-I've picked up this little piece and I've fallen in love with it.
I think that it's absolutely lovely.
I've gone over it with a fine tooth comb. And this foot has been off.
-She's got 75 on it.
Erm... So maybe she hasn't noticed the foot and when you speak to her,
-you can maybe say to her that it's damaged.
-Yeah, yeah. That's absolutely fine.
I'd be liking to buy that for £30. See what you can do.
-I'll have a word with her.
This Kutani pot is named after the small village in western Japan
where this style of decoration has been made on ceramics
since the mid-17th century.
-How did we get on, Phil?
-She needs a little bit more.
-A wee bit more?
-A wee bit more.
-Oh, I think I've got to go for it.
-I think you have.
-Good, deal done.
-I'm delighted with that. Can I pay you?
So, that's £35 for the Kutani koro and cover.
Phil, meanwhile, has made his way west to Skipton.
The town's name means "Sheep Town," which is
celebrated with their annual Sheep Day.
-Hi, I'm Philip.
-Hello, I'm June.
-June, how are you, my love?
-OK, hopefully, if there's owt you want, I can sort it out.
I'm sure there'll be owt I want in here.
There are 30 dealers on over three floors, so best get hunting.
Just a sweet little thing.
All these are little separate glass canes in there.
-And you've got the maker's cane, Whitefriars, there we go.
That's a nice quality thing.
-What's she got on it?
-It wants to be 20-25 quid and it's £68, so...
You haven't a hope.
Well, that's clear, at least.
A good Georgian bureau used to be six, eight, nine, perhaps £1,000.
This one is as rustic as they come.
Always have a look where the lock is
because people are forever losing the keys.
So they then have to cut a piece out to get into it.
So you've got a pretty horrible patch just there.
This pine and oak bureau is priced at £100
and is owned by dealer Steve Pickering.
I think it's got quite a look.
If it was an ordinary oak one, I wouldn't have got anywhere near it. But I think the bottom line for me
is that at auction is going to make 60 to 90 quid.
-Is 50 quid any good to you?
-Can you do 55 on it?
-What can you do?
-I can't give you 70 quid for it.
-No, I can't.
-But I can give you 60 quid. Have a deal with me.
-I'll take your money.
You're a gentleman. Thank you very much.
So that's £60 for the late Georgian pine and oak Yorkshire bureau.
Wow! And that's shopping done.
Let's take a gander at their goodies.
Along with the bureau, Phil bought a pair of bell metal tankards,
a miniature chest of drawers, a papier mache snuff box
and a horse painting for £185.
Anita splashed out £158 on a bronze cat,
a fountain pen,
an Art Nouveau inkwell, a large early 20th century hammer
and a Japanese koro and cover. Thoughts, please.
He deserves to double his money on that bureau,
but in today's market, he probably won't.
There are certain things in life that come along
and you just don't understand them.
A £60 bronze cat? I don't understand it!
I'm ahead at the moment, but I think that Phil Serrell is
snapping at my heels with his group of items, so who knows?
All I need is a bit of luck, and that's good luck, not bad luck!
Barnard Castle in County Durham was the departure point on this leg
and now, Phil and Anita are nearing the auction in Driffield,
in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
-I've got a feeling we're going the wrong direction.
And I'm so upset they've split up(!)
Wrong direction. Did you like them?
Ha! Does anyone know what he's on about?
Well, I do. Just.
How are you going to do today?
-Well, I kind of think you might have the advantage on me today.
You heard it here first, folks!
Well, we'll soon find out about that.
Each year, the town of Driffield boasts one of the largest
one-day agricultural shows in the country.
This looks a really good sale, doesn't it?
-Look at this.
-Yeah! Are you excited? Oh, another adventure!
-Who is going to win this time?
-Get in there, you!
Dee, Atkinson & Harrison were established in 1885
and regularly hold sales of antiques, art and furniture.
Auctioneer Graham Paddison has assessed our experts' finds.
The mallet? I don't quite know what to make of it.
Somebody will buy it as a novelty item.
The little circular snuff box, because it's nice quality
and it's collectible, is going to create the most interest.
But the bureau, I think, could struggle a bit.
Let the auction commence. BANGS GAVEL
Starting with Anita's inkwell and pen tray.
-What's it worth? £30 for it.
-This is mine.
30 bid at the corner. 30 bid. £30 bid. At 30.
5. 55 then...
Bid seated here. All done and finished, 55.
What an incredible start! Anita's almost tripled her money.
-I should think you should be.
-Are you happy for me?
He's hiding it well, though(!)
Next up, it's Phil's pair of bell metal tankards.
£30 for them.
30. £20 to start then and off we go. 20 bid in the middle here, at 20.
£20 bid, at 20. £20 bid, at 20.
Seems very cheap to me.
But at £20... We're going to sell it. Down it goes.
-2! That's the way. 25.
28. 30. 5.
At 35. Bid's third row here.
At 35 then.
Everybody finally down, I think.
A decent profit for Phil to start, too.
Gets your heart going.
Nearly stopped it! I don't know about getting it going!
Back to Anita now, with her rather large hammer.
£30 for it.
30 for the wooden mallet here. 30 bid. This side at 30.
5. 40. 5. 50.
5. 60. 5. 70.
-5. 80. 5. 90.
-I'm getting absolutely trounced here!
All done. Finished. Bid's at the front. £90.
That's over four times what she paid for it!
I think I might go and quietly hang myself somewhere.
It's Phil's chance now to score big with his tiny
-chest of drawers.
-£50 for it.
40 bid, this corner, bid at 40. At £40, bid at 40. At 40.
At 45 at the front.
50. 5. 60.
5. 70. £70.
In the corner. All done and finished.
Another solid profit for Philip.
-I think it's got the right price today in this saleroom.
And you made a profit.
So I don't want to hear any m-m-moaning.
Philip?! Moan?! Ha(!)
We're sticking with Phil now for his 19th century papier mache snuff box.
It's auctioneer Graham's top pick.
£40 for it.
-40 straight in.
At £40, the bid standing this side.
45. 50. 5. 60.
At £60. All done. Selling. Away it goes. £60.
Phil's quadrupled his money on that one.
-That was a wee smile playing on your lovely face.
-Nah, it's trapped wind.
Keep that to yourself.
Next, it's Anita's Japanese Kutani koro and cover.
It's got a damaged foot, but will that put anyone off?
£30 for it.
30. Nice quality here. 20 then. 20 bid at the back.
At 20. £20. 25. 30.
Oh, dear. You stopped quickly. At 30 bid.
35, fresh bidder. 40.
5. 50? 45.
At £45. 50, fresh bidder.
At 50, lady's bid now. Both gentlemen out.
50. At £50 then. All done and finished.
-Goes away at £50.
Another good profit for Anita.
-I think it deserved it.
-I'm just really pleased for you(!)
We can tell that(!)
Now it's Phil's priciest purchase, the pine and oak bureau.
This could make all the difference to today's victor.
100. £50 to start. Come on. A lot of age to it.
A £20 bid. At 20. At 20. At £20.
-At £20. Take a fiver if you like.
-Have a laugh now.
-That should be funny.
-5, do I see anywhere?
At £20 then. All done and finished. Away. Can't do any better than £20.
BANGS GAVEL Not the result Phil was after.
Do you think that's worth £20?
It's firewood, it's worth £20.
That's a handcrafted period antique bureau.
Back with Anita now. It's her Modernist bronze cat.
And auctioneer John Atkinson's taken over the rostrum.
20. £20 bid. 5. 25.
At £25 bid. 30.
Selling away. Going then at £40.
That loss gives Phil chance to close the gap.
I would never be one to wish ill on anybody.
-But in this instance...
-I've made you very happy.
Needs must when the devil drives.
Could Anita's final item, the Conway Stewart fountain pen,
help her stay in the lead?
£30. 30. 20.
10. 10, I'm bid, at 10. 15.
20. 5. 30.
-I think that's top price for that.
-A good strong profit.
-Would you just do me a favour?
-Would you just wipe that smile off your face?
But Phil's final item, the equestrian painting,
could make all the difference.
£70. 70. 50 then.
-30. £30. Bid at 30, bid.
-I'll settle for that.
-50 on the net.
At £50, bid of £50. At £50 bid.
Oh, it's gone, has it?
The internet bidder has disappeared.
Oh, Phil! So has everybody else!
That's the story of my day! I've even lost my internet bidder!
Selling away. Going at £35.
So close, but it's still a small profit.
In the end, it's OK cos you made a little bit of profit.
-Can we go now?
Philip began with £196.40.
After paying auction costs, he lost £4.60,
so has £191.80 to spend next time.
Anita started with £242.43.
After costs, she made a profit of £64.63,
cementing her lead with £307.06.
So, go girl!
All that effort and I think I'm back where I started!
Don't worry. It was a bit of a roller-coaster today, wasn't it?
-Yeah, you just get in and roller-coaster me out of here.
-Very good fun anyway.
-Next time on Antiques Roadtrip...
-Where are we going?
..things get a bit silly!
I think I look like one of those 1960s lamps!
Just like that! Like that? Just like that!
Not like that, like that!
Auctioneers Anita Manning and Philip Serrell continue their trip in their classic Fiat 500. They start from Barnard Castle in County Durham, aiming for auction in Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.