Antiques challenge. Anita Manning and Philip Serrell embark on the penultimate leg of their journey, which begins in Northumberland and finishes at auction in Carlisle.
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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.
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
There'll 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 Road Trip.
Today is the fourth instalment of our road trip with auctioneers
Anita Manning and Phil Serrell.
Get out of here!
Do you not like being caressed by a beautiful Scottish girl, Philip?
-Your knees are irresistible!
A lot of people have said that through the years. Nothing else.
-Just my knees.
Anita was knocked off her winning pedestal after
she blew the budget on the last leg.
It could have been a lot worse, Phil. Could have been a lot worse.
Now Phil's in front after totting up a series of sizeable
profits at the last auction, including over £100 on a pub table.
You've done well. Congratulations.
The trusty 1970s Fiat 500 is their chariot this week.
-I think I'm quite... I'm getting to like this car.
-Oh, that's wonderful!
-You mean you're growing into it?
-I think it's growing into me.
Our Road Trip pals started off with £200 each.
So far, Anita has had a journey of ups and downs.
She has £258.30 for the day ahead.
Phil, meanwhile, has found his stride
and has a rather sizeable £399.40 stuffed in his back pocket.
Anita and Phil are making a monster 1,200-mile tour which
kicked off in stunning Windermere in the Lake District.
They will travel around the North of England and dip into Bonnie Scotland
before heading back south to end in the village of Crooklands in Cumbria.
Today's journey begins in the village of Amble in Northumberland,
and we will auction in Carlisle in Cumbria.
Hello! What's going on here?
I love this bit of the coastline. It's glorious, isn't it?
The skies are blue, the water's lapping gently on the shore.
Cor, they don't half treat themselves, do they?
-Are you getting all romantic?
-With you, darling, any time!
-I'm getting back to the car.
-Oh, Phil, you spoilsport!
We'll have to keep an eye on you, though.
Anita's playing catch-up now, and nestled here,
in the village of Amble, is her first shop of the day.
And they love a bit of vintage in here.
-Hi, I'm Anita.
-Hello, Anita. I'm Tony. Very nice to meet you.
Oh, it's lovely to meet you. Lovely to meet you.
I can see all these wonderful things over here and I can see all these
wonderful cakes here!
The cakes look delicious, but it's antiques we're after.
With eagle-eyed precision, Anita finds something. Hey, snazzy shoes!
I think this is quite a sweet little thing.
It's a little three-legged milking stool,
but what I like about this is the illustration.
The Widecombe Fair took place in Dartmoor and it started,
I don't know, early 1800s. And it's still going on today.
And this little stool might have been sold as a souvenir at the fair.
And what we have here is this rather naive painting.
-What's that all about?
-Well, I'll tell you.
It could have been sold at Widecombe Fair,
but it certainly is related to the 19th-century ditty of the same
name, where the
poor old horse met a sticky end after carrying six people to the fair.
Oh, poor old love!
Anyway, ticket price is £23. Anything else, my dear?
I think that this has got bags of style.
It's a table lamp and a little cabinet.
So we're getting away from heavy, clumsy furniture
into something which had what we call the New Look.
The New Look began with Christian Dior's Spring collection in 1947.
It startled the fashion world and resulted in a transformation
in design within the home and workplace.
It's priced at £72.
Now, it says on here that it will need rewiring,
and items like this do need rewiring and it can be quite costly,
but I wonder if I might be able to get a deal with Tony
because it needs this done.
Only one way to find out...
I thought that this lamp-cabinet affair...
-..was very good fun.
It's the type of thing that the city slickers
would like in their 1950s interiors.
I mean, I remember the 1950s...
Surely not, Anita(!)
Remember, it's priced at £72.
-On the ticket, it tells us that it needs rewired.
Is there a drop-dead price that you could sell that for?
Simply because of the rewiring issue?
Do you want to make me an offer?
-An offer that you can't refuse?
I would be looking to pay maybe round about £40 for it,
-but I don't know if you can come down that far...
-I could come down to probably about £50.
How would you feel about that?
I know... I mean, to me, it's certainly worth that,
-but I have to sell it in auction, you know?
-Yes, yes, of course.
And it's got that thing on it.
Um... How about 45? Would that...
-45 sounds fine to me.
-Is that all right, are you sure?
Yes, that's fine.
-Oh, thank you very much!
-Good luck with that.
What about the milking stool, then?
But there was something else that I liked the look of,
and it was this little novelty milking stool.
-What's the best that you can do on that?
Well, we've got 23...
I could do a special price for, what, £12 for that?
Put it there! Lovely. £12, I'm delighted with that.
I think that it's just an absolutely fun thing.
Good work, Anita.
The 1950s lamp and cabinet for £45 and the little milking stool for £12.
That's lovely, thank you very much.
-It's been lovely.
Phil is easing into this leg. He's journeyed northwards
to the coastal village of Bamburgh in Northumberland.
The area boasts one of the largest castles in the country.
Not just a magnificent landmark,
this castle was once the centre of a revolutionary social movement.
Before the NHS and the welfare state,
Bamburgh Castle played host to a utilitarian society,
providing health care, education and the country's first lifeboat station.
Phil is meeting with curator Chris Calvert to find out more.
-Hi, I'm Philip.
-Hi, I'm Chris. How're you?
You know, I don't know this part of the world,
-but this is just absolutely stunning, isn't it?
In 1758, local man and vicar Dr John Sharp became the head
of the Crew Trust, set up by the owners
of the castle to manage affairs.
He was given full control of running the estate
and, as a great philanthropist, he set about creating
a much-needed life support for the people of Bamburgh.
-If that a windmill?
-It certainly was in its heyday, yes.
What's a castle doing with a windmill?
We go back to the Crew Trustees - when they owned the castle,
John Sharp realised that corn was getting very expensive
and he got the Crew Trustees to agree to buy in corn
he could then sell to the poor people - corn at a reasonable cost.
And then from that came the windmills so that they could then
come up and they could grind their own corn for free in the windmill.
Free education was next on his agenda.
A local school was set up within the castle,
teaching children who would have otherwise no access to learning.
They are the original schoolbooks, yeah, from the 1700s.
There are two schoolbooks here... Obviously mathematics was very big.
-Division and logarithms?
-I know, very complicated isn't it?
So we've got logarithm...
Well, this is all mathematical, really, isn't it?
What else did they teach here?
They taught reading, as well, and writing.
But they were taught practical skills as well, later on,
so they were taught sewing and they were taught spinning,
hence the spinning wheel that we have here.
So it was always an industry for life, wasn't it?
It is, giving them life skills. I mean real life skills.
And I can see, clearly, all our mathematical stuff here,
we've got the children's chairs and we've got the spinning wheel
that they worked on, but why have we got a sedan chair here?
Well, it's normally associated with the aristocrats and the gentry
for getting carried around town in,
but this one was actually used as an ambulance.
In 1772, Dr Sharp opened a surgery here,
providing free medical care and supplies.
By the end of the decade,
the surgery was treating over 1,500 patients a year.
The original surgery and dispensary hasn't survived,
but Dr John Sharp is still very much present.
The painting embodies everything he did here, really,
with his plans for the castle, the development of the castle,
the surgery, the dispensary...
The poor people there either
thanking him for the treatment they've received
or maybe beseeching him to take their children into the school.
And through the window over his shoulder there,
-you can see that there's ship foundering.
-Oh, yeah, yeah!
Dr John Sharp was troubled by the shipwrecks
on the perilous Bamburgh coastline.
Determined to make the seas as safe as possible, he created a pioneering
coastguard system thought to be the first of its kind in the world.
So if there was a ship that was in distress...
..the coastguard, Sharp's coastguard saw it, and I mean
if it was sinking or whatever, did they help them, or what happened?
Yes, they had a system of signals using these guns here.
These are actually the guns used.
And they would signal to the villagers with the smaller gun
and then had a larger gun that was used to signal to the ships
-that help was on its way.
-And what sort of help would it have been?
So any sailors that were injured or whatever,
what would have happened to them?
Well, they were treated here and any sailors that unfortunately drowned,
their funerals and their coffins
were paid for by the Crew Trustees here.
Where did all the money come from to fund this?
He put up a lot of it himself.
But the Crew Trustees did have quite extensive lands, as well.
The lifeboat station was successfully managed until the 1860s,
when it was taken over by the RNLI.
Not only did Dr Sharp begin the quest to make our seas safe,
but he also created a miniature welfare state
that lasted at Bamburgh for over 100 years.
Chris, it's been absolutely fantastic.
You'd better show me out, because this place is so big,
I've got to go and find that dreadful little car.
Anita's travelled south west to the Northumbrian town of Corbridge.
It's here, in the very heart of Hadrian's Wall country,
that romantic novelist Catherine Cookson lived.
Our very own leading lady is going for a nosy
in Corbridge Antiques Centre.
-Alison is holding the fort here today.
-Hello, I'm Anita.
-Hello, nice to meet you.
-Ah, it's lovely to be here.
-And I can't wait to have a look around.
If there's anything I want to ask you about,
can I give you a wee shout?
-Yeah, of course, I'll just be here.
-OK, thank you. Thank you.
With over 30 dealers here,
Anita should be able to snaffle up something.
We know how she loves to shop.
I absolutely adore this mirror.
It's so beautiful.
It's an Art Nouveau mirror, made probably between 1900-1910.
We have our geometric feel to it, but, at the same time,
we have these wonderful, naturalistic inlays
of perhaps a sandalwood or an exotic wood.
The whole thing is an absolute harmony and if I had...
..a four-figure sum, I would definitely go for it.
This is actually a Liberty mirror and it's priced at £1,800.
Shame you've only got a little over 200.
But I've already seen something that I quite like.
Down here, it's made of pine
and it's a little Art Deco doll's three-piece suite.
I think it's quite a nice little thing.
I think I might ask her about it.
It's been quite simply made,
maybe by an amateur carpenter or maybe even by an apprentice.
But it's got that 1930s, 1940s Art Deco look about it,
which I think's quite charming.
If that was life-sized, I wouldn't mind it myself.
Me too, Anita.
And it's a snip at £14.
Is there any movement on that, Ali?
-Could do the set for £12.
-I think I might take that.
-I think I might take that.
It has a kind of simple, naive look about it,
-but I find that quite charming.
-Thank you very, very much.
£12 secures the little Art Deco-style three-piece suite.
-Thank you very much.
As for Phil, he's journeyed south to the city of Newcastle.
Phil hasn't started shopping yet - maybe this fair city
can tempt him with something different
to his usual rusty offerings. Ha!
-Hello, Philip, how you doing?
-Yeah, good to see you. You are?
I'm Giuseppe and this is Fern Avenue Antiques Centre. Welcome.
You've got some stuff, you, haven't you?
So what's cheap, then, Giuseppe, what's cheap?
We've got a pair of canaries up there, so they're double cheap.
Yeah, great, great, great.
But Phil doesn't want a pair of birds -
he's got his eye on something else.
Giuseppe, what's that trunk underneath there, how much is that?
Er, we'll get it out.
It's one of the cleanest ones...
..that I've ever had.
-All the original address there, come via Dieppe to Newhaven.
Unusual to have the key.
There we go.
Are you all RIGHT there, Phil?
Undecided on the trunk, he moves on.
-25, Scottish Masonic.
-That's quite nice.
No great age, how do you know it's Scottish?
Well, because it's shaped like a thistle.
And it's a firing glass.
-So you would drink your toast
and then it would be... banged on the table.
And that is why it's got such a thick bottom,
if you'll pardon the expression.
-That might be a possibility.
-That might well be a possibility.
Masonic items can be very sought-after at auction.
That could be a good choice, Phil.
-This is a Masonic jewel.
It's no big deal, but it's just a nice little Masonic jewel.
It's priced at £18.
Well, I might be interested, perhaps, if I could...
-Do a deal on...?
-On the two, yeah.
Both belong to different concessions,
but I'm sure we could do something.
-That your problem, my friend.
The Masonic jewel is another possibility,
and Phil's got his eye on another big wooden trunk.
What's that one up there, then? How much is that one?
That one's cheap and cheerful, 40 quid.
What?! Can I have a look at it, please?
You certainly can.
I'm struggling now.
-I'm being deadly serious, I want you to explain to me...
..why there is £100 in difference between that one
and the first one I looked at.
-Sometimes you can buy things right.
-You bought that right?
-I bought that right.
-I'll give you 30 quid for it.
You know those... That little bit of Masonic glass?
-And that little jewel thing?
-Could I buy...
-..the three bits off you for 60 quid?
The glass, the jewel and that trunk.
There wasn't an ounce of emotion there, was there?
Just nothing at all.
-I'll meet you in the middle.
-What's that, 65?
-Giuseppe, you've been as good as gold, mate.
-Thank you very much.
£65 and three, you're a gent.
-No problem, best of luck.
-Phil now has two lots.
£30 for the Masonic firing glass and jewel and £35 for the wooden trunk.
This signals the end of a very busy day.
It's time for our weary duo to turn in and get some shut-eye.
Anita's in command of the Fiat 500 this fair morning.
One of the joys about this road trip - all road trips -
-is that you work with your old mates, don't you?
-Oh, yeah, I know.
And those friendships stay true.
Although I do have to say,
not convinced your driving's got any better!
He's a rascal.
Let's have a refresher on their shopping trip thus far.
Anita has three lots.
The 1950s standard-lamp and cabinet combo, the milking stool
and the Art Deco three-piece miniature suite for a doll's house.
This gives Anita £189.30 for the day ahead.
As for Phil, he has two lots,
comprising the two 19th-century Masonic items
and the wooden trunk.
He has a rather lovely £334.40 left.
Do you know what?
We have traversed from one side of England to the other side.
-I don't know how that happened.
-And where are we now?
That's right, Anita. They've crossed the border
and Phil is going for a shop in the town of Moffat in Dumfriesshire.
What will he uncover in here?
You've got a bloomin' room full of stuff here, haven't you?
A wee bit of everything, yes.
A wee bit... I love that, "A wee bit of everything!"
And he's off. On the hunt.
You often look at these and think that these are like glass dumbbells,
but, in fact, at the end of the 19th century, these would have sat
on the dining table and they're for resting your knife on.
They're always that shape, sometimes they're silver,
sometimes they're silver-plated...
But a lot of them are glass, so next time you see these,
what they aren't is little glass dumbbells. But they're knife rests.
Glad you cleared that one up, Phil, thank you.
What is he on to now?
I quite like that. That's just a company seal.
And one of the requirements, if you were an incorporated company,
was that... I think you had your business articles,
but you also had THE company seal.
That's a precursor of a publishing package on a computer.
That's priced at £79, which is a whole load of money.
But it's a bit of fun, isn't it?
That's a possibility, isn't it, you know?
Phil's seeks out the lovely Linda to find out more.
So that... I just thought that was quite nice.
I don't know what on earth you'd ever do with it.
It is nice. I mean, as you say, probably not a lot of practical use.
-No, but I just think it's sort of...
-It's very decorative.
Yeah, it is, isn't it?
I think at auction, that might be £40-£60 worth.
What would be the very best you could do that for?
Bottom line on it, 30.
-I think I'd like that.
I think I'd like that, but I'm going to leave it there,
because there's a couple of other things
-I want to look at on the way out.
He sounds keen.
And Linda's treating him to a special part of the shop. Ooh-ah!
If you want to come through here, we'll go upstairs.
-So, Linda, this is sort of the hidden storage area?
This is where all the old antiques go to die.
So this is basically where things just get brought up until...
either they go out or get sent auction.
I like the ladders, how much are they?
I think we actually use them, dare I say!
This is not a shop, it's a museum! Actually, it is a museum, isn't it?
Well, the floor downstairs, yes.
So the ladders are definitely not for sale?
I think they're definitely still in use.
-Do you know, I don't think those confirm to health-and-safety rules.
I think they're dangerous.
You don't want to be clambering up stuff like that.
I think Linda might see through that, Phil, heh!
After a snoop about, he's just got one thing on his mind.
I've spoken to my husband, who's the one who uses the ladders,
and he said depending on what you're prepared to offer,
he might let you have them.
It'll be 30 quid, something like that.
So if I did 60 for the stamper thing and the ladders,
how would that grab you?
I suppose we could. Seeing as it's you.
You're an angel. You're an angel, thank you so much.
Success! £30 for the ladders and £30 for the seal press.
Anita has journeyed south to the village of Ecclefechan
in Dumfries & Galloway.
Anita's in for a real treat, because this rural village
is birthplace to local legend Thomas Carlyle.
Little-known now, Thomas rose from obscurity to become one
of the 19th century's most prominent thinkers, rubbing shoulders
with intellectual giants such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson.
As a published author of both history and philosophy,
he courted admiration from around the world,
but also attracted controversy,
as some of his work became associated with slavery and the Nazis.
Anita is meeting with David Heal
to find out more about this formidable man.
David, tell me about this place.
Thomas's father and his uncle were the local stonemasons in this
village and they built this house around about 1794.
What sort of family were they?
They were a close-knit family. Father was very hard-working,
a deeply religious man, and Mother very supportive of the family,
and particularly Thomas.
Despite Thomas' humble background, his parents focused on his education.
After a period of teaching,
Thomas realised that he wanted to become a writer full-time.
Following a move to London with his wife, Jane, he wrote his first
major work in 1837 on the history of the French Revolution.
It became THE authority of events
and put Thomas firmly on the intellectual map.
So there he was in London, the book was a success,
what was next for Carlyle?
That put him on the map as far as the public was concerned
and for future writings, they were all popular.
It enabled him, the income coming in, to travel,
to research the rest of his writings and to improve the family's general
standard of life, because certainly the first four or five years,
Jane had to be pretty frugal with things
and control the purse strings.
This weighty account of the French Revolution wowed Victorian readers.
They loved Carlyle's revolutionary, dramatic style of writing.
It also inspired one of the world's greatest works of fiction.
It sounds like a wonderful time.
Of course, Dickens was influenced by Thomas.
Dickens lived fairly close at one point in time
-and the two families became great friends.
And Charles Dickens and Thomas were
great friends for the rest of their lives.
And of course, Dickens, with his Tale Of Two Cities...
Used Thomas's History Of The French Revolution as his research material.
Thomas went on to publish ground-breaking ideas
in maths, history and philosophy.
After studying the impact of great leaders,
he developed a theory that history is shaped by individuals
and that true progress can only take place under the control of great man.
He wrote a book called Heroes And Hero Worship,
relating to several of these men.
He felt that these "supermen" really guided history
and everyone should...
Should take a lead from some of them, certainly.
As Thomas' fame grew worldwide, so did the controversy surrounding him.
His ideas at that time didn't always find favour.
His first main friend, JS Milne in London,
fell out with him round about 1840
because of Thomas's views on slavery,
that he didn't join the abolitionist cause at all - quite the opposite.
He really wanted to restore slavery, but in a different form.
These views, expressed in the years following the abolition of slavery
throughout the British Empire, would tarnish his reputation.
But he continued to publish.
One of his last major works, on Frederick the Great,
focused on his established ideas of the hero.
It's said that Hitler was reading a copy of the book in his bunker
at the end of World War II.
Tell me a little about the latter part of his life.
Well, he was on his travels in 1866 and while he is
away from home in Edinburgh, Jane unfortunately died
and that had a very drastic effect on Thomas's health.
It deteriorated to the point
that he almost became a recluse and he had to be looked after.
Thomas was heartbroken and retired from public life.
Before his death at the age of 85, Thomas was such a revered writer
and historian that he was offered a burial place at Westminster Abbey.
Thomas being Thomas, however, turned that down.
He made it perfectly plain he didn't want to be buried in
Westminster Abbey, he wanted to be buried in Ecclefechan,
alongside his parents.
To the very end, Carlyle remained true to his roots
and although at times a contentious figure, people from all over
the world continue to visit this humble little cottage in Ecclefechan.
Still in Dumfries & Galloway,
our pair are heading for the village of New Abbey.
-So we've got one last shop between us, haven't we?
-I know what you could buy.
-IN MOCK SCOTS ACCENT:
-A nice wee brooch!
The mischief-makers are sharing their last shop of the day.
Bit of a tight squeeze there, Phil!
After you, my dear.
-Ah, thank you, darling! What a gentleman.
Well, he can be, sometimes.
Anita's visited Admirable Antiques before.
-It's lovely, lovely, lovely to see you!
I've brought my wee pal along today.
I've brought my wee pal along, as well.
Phil's got over £270 to play with.
On the way in, there was a curling stone.
I'm in Scotland, it would be a real shame not to buy something Scottish.
Unfortunately, it didn't look like it's got a handle with it,
but I'm going to go and have a word with the boss man.
Ian's the man.
-When I came in, you've got a curling stone out there...
..that doesn't have a handle on it.
-You have another handle, have you?
You haven't got anything else like that? That's peculiarly Scottish?
-I've got a tiny one that you might be interested in.
-Can I have a look?
Blimey, that is a tiny one.
And there we are.
-And is that...
-An exact copy.
-These are from Ailsa Craig, aren't they?
-Is it a granite?
It is a granite, yes.
From the mid-19th century, the island of Ailsa Craig
in the Firth of Clyde has been quarried for granite.
It's one of only two sources for the production of curling stones.
And what's your ticket price on that?
-What's the best you can do on it?
That's just way too much money for me.
And how much is this stone without the candle in it?
75, but I could perhaps do you a package for the two.
-Honestly, I think 50 is my limit.
-If you could do that, I'll have them.
-You're a gentleman, thank you very much indeed.
A little-and-large set of curling stones for a generous deal of £50.
Phil might have finished shopping,
but Anita's on the prowl to spend her cash.
She's got just under £200 in her purse and she looks determined.
In Victorian times, Staffordshire figures, or "flatbacks" as they're
called, would grace the mantelpiece of every Victorian kitchen.
Flatback figures are so-called because they're
generally flat on the back and are undecorated there.
There were often placed against a wall or chimneybreast
in a Victorian house to add some interest.
Now, Staffordshire figures would often command
high prices in the saleroom. But they have gone out of fashion.
That one's possible.
What's Anita got her eye on now?
She loves a trade.
So, the girls want their boyfriends out of their T-shirts,
out of the sloppy joes
and into a nice, crisp white shirt
with a lovely pair of stylish cuff links.
So cuff links are doing well and I quite fancy these.
Time to talk money.
The combined ticket price for the two items is £52.99.
I've found two things really that I like.
What I would like to pay for the two is probably...
..in the region of 25-30.
-£32 for the two?
Let's go for that.
Thank you very, very much.
Yeah, nice work, Anita.
£27 for the Staffordshire flatback and £5 for the dapper cuff links.
That completes this late shopping trip.
And Anita has a total of five items as well as the last two she's
just picked up. There's the 1950s standard-lamp and cabinet,
the milking stool, and the little doll's house three-piece suite.
Anita was canny with her cash - she spent £101.
Phil had a tidy budget to play with and also bought five items -
his Masonic lot, the wooden trunk, the 19th-century seal press,
the set of ladders and the little-and-large curling stones.
Phil spent a total of £175.
Now for the juicy bit. Ha!
What do they think of each other's items?
I love the company seal!
I think it's fabulous.
It's a giant!
Got to make a profit on that.
The two bits that I really love are
the Uncle Tom Cobley Widecombe Fair stool
and that really little three-piece suite.
I think that's really cute.
The shopkeeper's ladder is a smashing item - it won't fly,
but it's a good solid profit for him once again.
Game on, eh?
Anita and Phil are crossing the border once more
to auction in the city of Carlisle in Cumbria.
I think a wee bit of sartorial might be the thing for you.
I'd like to see a nice white shirt, pair of cuff links,
your hair combed, your face shaved...
I'm clean-shaven, this is like a baby's bottom!
Yeah, give the fellow a chance, Anita.
Let's hope lovely Carlisle will give them lots and lots of profits.
H&H Auctions is their penultimate battleground.
Don't drive straight in! Stop!
What a carry-on, eh?
Dear me! I feel like I've been welded into that thing.
-Yeah, I've got a lot to make up, Phil.
Can you do it?
The best of luck to you both.
Our auctioneer today is Stephen Farthing.
What does he think of Anita and Phil's lots?
If you've seen the joke with the Two Ronnies, the four candles joke,
it's identical to the sort of ladder
that you would see in that old DIY shop
and I'm sure a lot of people will recognise that.
It'll probably go for the £50-£60 mark.
Continental silver cuff links, um, yeah. They're very plain,
very simple and very stylish.
So, again, I'm hoping that they might do well.
Make yourself comfortable, the auction is about to begin.
First up are Anita's stylish cuff links.
5, 8, 10 on the books.
10 bid, at 10 I'm bid, 10 for the pair.
-12 at the back.
-Right at the back, £12 bid.
At £12, at £12 bid, right at the back at £12.
Tidy little profit there, Anita. Great start.
That's not bad.
-That was short and sharp.
Next are Phil's curling stones.
Straight in at £10 on the books.
10 bid. At £10 I'm bid, 10 on the books, 12, 12 bid,
at 15 bid, at 15, 18, 18, 20 bid,
at 22, 25, 28, 30...
-..30, at 32, 35, 38, 40.
-It's getting there, Phil.
-40 bid, at £40, at £40 in
-All done at £40.
Despite that series of bids, it's a loss, Phil.
Not too bad, though.
I'm not going to count my chickens and my sheep and my "cooows"...
Or your "dugs".
Next, Anita's three-piece suite for a doll's house.
A nice little lot there.
There we are, we are straight in at 5, 8, 10 on the books,
again, 10 bid, commission bid at 10, 12 at the back, 12 in, at £12,
right at the back at 12. 14, new bidder. At £14, 16.
-18, £18 on my right, £18 in.
It's a miniature-sized profit, but it all adds up.
I'd sort of kind of settle for that, really.
Back to Phil and his big wooden trunk.
A bit of interest in this one.
Lot 62, so we start the bidding, four bids,
we'll start the bidding at 20, 25-30 on the books.
30 bid, at 35, 40, 45, I'm out at 45.
-Lady's bid 50.
-Thank you, Lord, thank you.
-Front row, lady's bid. 65, then.
All done. 65.
That's more like it, good on you, Phil.
Big, hulking furniture scores well with this audience.
-Never any doubt, never any doubt in my mind at all.
I knew that would do well.
Phil's currently in the lead, Anita.
Can your Staffordshire flatback show him who's boss?
-Commission bids at 20, 25, 30, 35...
-Well done, you!
-At 44, then, all done at 44. Commission paid.
Well done, Anita.
-Well done, you.
-I'm happy with that.
-I have to say, it sort of deserved that, didn't it?
-Yes. It did.
Can Phil take the lead once more with his lot of Masonic items?
A bit of interest again.
5, 8, 10, 12, 15 on the book, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, I'm out.
-All done at £26, then?
-Another chance, 26...
Cor! Someone's got a good buy there.
-It didn't double its money then.
-I really thought it would.
That was a nasty thing to say!
Next, Anita's milking stool.
We'll start the bidding at 2, 5, 8 bid, £8 bid.
10, I'm bid 10. at £10.
In the room at £10, in the room and £10, 12 at the back, £12.
Aw, come on!
14, 16, 18.
-All done at £18 in.
Another tiny profit, but you're still in the lead, Anita.
That's all right.
Well, it is, but it isn't, really,
because I thought that was worth a lot more than that.
I know, I know.
Can Phil's shop-style ladders help him bulk up his profits?
A bit of interest again.
-We'll start the bidding at 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 bid.
70. At 70 bid, at 70 bid.
-I must admit, that's huge....
99, 100, 110, 120, 130, 130 bid,
-lady's bid at 130.
-I'm pleased with that.
-Lady's bid at £130, then.
Amazing result, Phil.
That huge profit has catapulted you into the lead.
That's probably the stairway to success, isn't it, really?
It's taking a step up, isn't it?
Oh! Enough of these terrible puns.
Now, Anita's 1950s standard-lamp and cabinet combo.
We're straight in at 20, 30, 40, 50 on the books.
50 bid, at £50. 55, I'm outbid 55.
I've 60, and 5, 70.
Lovely young blonde lady.
75, right in the corner at 75, then, at £75.
In the corner at 75, then... All done.
The 1950s look is definitely in vogue with the Carlisle bidders.
For something that does resemble a three-humped camel...
I think you've done very well. No, it's a cool thing.
No, it is. It's all a matter of taste, isn't it?
It certainly is, Anita.
Now their last item of the day, Phil's company seal press.
We're straight in at 20, 25, 30 on the books.
I'll take two, if it helps.
..38. I'm out at £38, it's in the room at £38.
-All done at 38?
That's a good result, Phil.
Looks like the bidders like your style.
-I am quite pleased...
Let's get the sums done over a cup of tea.
Indeed we will, Anita.
Who will be the jubilant winner of this crucial leg?
Anita started out £258.30.
After auction costs, she made a profit of £35.94,
giving her a total of £294.24 for the final leg of the trip.
Phil started off with £399.40 and takes the crown today.
After auction costs, he made a profit of £70.18,
giving him a handsome sum of £469.58 to carry forward.
Well, I tell you what, I think you're still driving.
-Oh, for sure. Chauffeur!
So I think you pulled ahead even more in this auction.
-Be my driver.
I thought you didn't like Anita's driving, Phil?
Bye-bye, you two!
Next time, a thrilling final leg of the Road Trip.
-Have you got any stockings on?
-None of your business.
Anita weighs in with some big antiques...
Well, this certainly isn't a "wee brooch".
-..and Philip's found his soul mate.
-My hero, look! Hello, Spocky!
Anita Manning and Philip Serrell embark on the penultimate leg of their journey, which begins in the village of Amble in Northumberland and finishes at auction in Carlisle in Cumbria.