Antiques challenge. It is day two for Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper as they start in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, and head for auction in Bolton, Lancashire.
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It's the nation's favourite antique 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 is 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.
Welcome to day two with Margie Cooper and Charles Hansen.
Look at me.
You are classy.
The racy two-seater is a 1959 Elva Courier believed to be
the only one of its kind on British roads.
-We haven't changed gears for the last five minutes.
-It's in top gear.
-Are you in top gear?
-Top gear. You are not back-seat driving, are you?
No, I'm not.
Sounds like it.
The last auction was a rip-roaring success with both experts
making a profit. But Charles was the big winner.
-Anybody else? Wonderful!
-Thank you very much. Thank you.
-Oh, my God!
This is a new day, Margie.
The sun's shortly without his hat on.
Well, let's hope the sun shines on Margie because although our
experts each started with £200, she has some catching up to do.
She currently has £266.56 to spend.
Charles, meanwhile, is in the lead with £396.70.
I look at you, and you just are glamorous.
You know, just go Hollywood on me.
Just spend it, Margie. You know, it's only money.
These two are on one epic road trip.
Starting in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray,
they're weaving their way across six counties before finishing
their week near where they started, in Leicester.
This leg starts off in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire
and ends with an auction in Lancashire's Bolton.
The first stop for both our experts is Newark-on-Trent.
The castle here was a Royalist stronghold during the 17th-century
Civil War, withstanding three sieges by Cromwell's Parliamentarian rebels.
The first shop of this trip is a shared experience, so stand by.
-It is huge.
-It is, isn't it?
It certainly is.
Margie, remember, think of England.
Oh, my word!
Just trying to find something that's...a bit quirky, really.
SHE EXHALES LOUDLY
That is a sweet little chair, that, isn't it?
Look at that little baby.
You generally see them in slightly larger...
in a Victorian drawing room suite, where you'd have a two-seater,
you'd have the much bigger chairs like that.
But this is a typical design of the mid-Victorian era.
And quite usually...
I think it's in walnut.
I kind of like that.
This Victorian nursing chair is priced at £115. Wow.
That is such a nice little chair. It's perfect.
Oh, Charles is humming. Is that a good sign?
What I quite like... There's a wonderful,
rusty old World War I
German water bottle.
It has clearly been buried for some time.
And although we might think today militaria collectors
need things in tiptop condition, when the object is wounded,
it is an object which we never forget about
because of what that bottle would have been part of.
Priced at ten pounds, is it worth a closer look?
As Charles seeks out the keys for the cabinet,
Margie has tracked down dealer Jill.
That furniture up there, is that your...?
-Right at the far end?
-Right at the far end.
I've just seen this sweet little chair up there.
It has got 115 on it. It needs to really topple down.
What... Where are we?
-Let's have a start... Let's have a starting point.
Well, I was thinking when I saw it - 68.
-70 and I'll take the...
-Oh, go on.
-Yeah, thanks a lot.
£55 knocked off the Victorian nursing chair seals the first deal
of this leg of the trip.
-Thank you very much. Pop back and see us again.
Earlier, Charles spotted a First World War German water bottle,
exhumed, apparently, from the Somme.
Dealer Wendy is on hand.
We've even got a bullet hole here.
So when the World War I German water bottle....
It is tin, basically, that has nearly severely corroded,
having been in the ground.
And to have unearthed this with this story takes my breath away.
But what is its provenance?
This bottle is a unique item, but it will only appeal to collectors
if its origin can be verified.
Wendy is only holding the keys for another dealer,
so while Charles heads off to make a phone call...
..Margie has found a hidden corner of the shop...and Roger.
-See, you're tucked away, I nearly missed you.
-We have so much.
-All you have to do is say what you are looking for.
Well, I was looking for silver bits of jewellery.
-I'm not looking for badges.
-We have got some little bits over there.
You got any suggestions?
-There is a lovely little brooch there.
-Very stylish, isn't it?
Very Deco-looking, although it is quite modern.
-Nine carat gold hallmark?
-It is hallmarked.
But it is such a small mark, I need a really powerful magnifier.
I always carry this with me.
Good luck with it. The mark is on the edge.
I can see 375 and I can see, you know...
And it says £35.
30 to you.
-That's a gift.
-And I'm going to shake your hand at £30.
Thank you very much. Thank you very much.
A nice nine carat gold brooch at £30?
-Thank you once again.
-Wish me luck.
Two items in the first shop for Margie.
Charles is still to get off the mark. How about that water bottle, Carlos?
After we see polished medals and we see the finished item,
but to see objects which of course were left abandoned really
brings us into a certain time check.
It's not so much on price, I think you can't buy history,
but you can with that bottle.
I'll shake Wendy's hand now. Ten pounds.
-'You enjoy it.'
-We will enjoy what it represents. Thanks awfully, sir.
Wow, so he was a teacher and he was on the Somme 20 or
so years ago as a teacher and it was literally just uncovered
and was sold to him for a sum of money.
It was his teaching aid at school,
when he used to teach our youngsters all about the Great War.
It's amazing it survived THAT!
Absolutely. And that is real history, isn't it?
It can't be proven, but at least it gives SOME provenance.
I take £20 out. There, give that to you.
-Thank you. All the best to you. Thanks, Wendy. Bye-bye.
-See you. Bye!
Margie is taking a break from shopping to head to Laxton,
She is visiting a centre set up to educate children about the glimmer
of light that shone during one of the darkest periods in history.
The guide for the afternoon is centre Chief Executive Phil Lyons.
Welcome to Beth Shalom, house of peace.
-Come on in.
Margie has come to hear how thousands of lives were saved from the Nazis
by the children's transport known as Kindertransport in German.
So, tell me the story of Kindertransport.
Well, the story has a very, very complex background to it.
It starts in the mid-'30s in Germany when Hitler came to power.
And part of his programme was to remove, as best he could,
the Jews from the German population.
Simple as that.
In the mid-'30s, anti-Semitism was on the rise in Europe.
Jews were persecuted and their businesses destroyed.
Synagogues were burned to the ground, shops,
homes were trashed, were ruined.
30,000 German Jewish men were arrested, sent to the camps.
And in a sense, the State had engineered all of this.
In 1935, new laws were announced by the Nazi party that excluded
German Jews from citizenship.
Effectively refugees in their own country,
it was virtually impossible for them to leave.
The international community started to take notice.
This civilised country suddenly descending into this dreadful,
And here in the UK, the government passed
through emergency legislation within a fortnight.
And what it was saying is that they will take children
refugees between ages of three and 17, mostly at the younger age...
-..and they could come into the country
without travel documents.
In an unprecedented undertaking, trains were arranged by charities
and religious groups to save persecuted children.
For nine months, the Nazis permitted the trains to leave Germany
and Eastern Europe.
Many ended up at train stations around Britain,
just like this reconstruction at the museum.
While a few were greeted by relatives, the majority of boys
and girls were welcomed into the arms of foster families.
When they arrived in the UK, what faced them?
The vast majority if not all of them had no language,
didn't speak English.
We'd like to think that most of them had very quickly some love
-and support offered to them.
-That is what you want for children,
what you'd want for children. I'd want that.
Through all the travesty, they did survive.
-That is the most important thing.
-They did survive.
And most of them went on to lead positive family lives of their own.
One of those survivors was Bernard Grunberg,
just 15 when his German Jewish parents feared for his safety.
Now 92, he regularly shares his remarkable story of survival
with schoolchildren who visit the centre.
I came over with the second Kindertransport that left Berlin
in December 1938.
And that was the last time I ever saw anyone from my family again.
Although I didn't know what was happening -
nobody had told me anything.
I didn't know why I was on that train,
I didn't know where it was going.
-I thought it was just a temporary way to be away from home...
..and, eventually, you'd meet up again and live like a family again.
After the war, Bernard settled in northern England and married in 1947.
Like some other Kindertransport children,
he found an appointment as a farm labourer.
Do you think Kindertransport saved your life?
Out of the 10,000 children,
I don't know how many, but there is very,
very few that ever saw their parents again, or any relatives again.
And I am sure they will know that Kindertransport
-saved their lives...
..as it did mine. And I will never forget that.
Approximately 10,000 children who made it to the safety of Britain were
able to start new lives and, like Bernard, contribute to our society.
Back in Newark-on-Trent, Charles has made the short walk across town
to his next shop.
-Around 50 dealers trade from here.
-Sir, Charles Hansen.
Simon, what a lovely antiques centre you've got here.
If I said to you I am after the more interesting objects,
would you direct me anywhere in particular?
I'd direct you into the backroom, yeah.
-Right, OK. It is safe back there, isn't it?
-Oh, yeah, very safe.
-Hope so. OK. See you shortly.
-OK. Thank you.
Charles has just under £380 left to spend.
Says it's nine pounds. It's new.
But boys and toys... It's quite nice.
SCRATCHING Oh! Mind the table, Charles.
One thing I love about history is the sampler.
And here you've got a wonderful sampler.
And we marvel at samplers because they were a girl's education.
Take a bow, Sarah McCune.
Her sampler, it's on linen and this lovely stitched wool work
and also needlework.
I do like it.
The embroidered crown with letters G and R
probably date this sampler to around 1770.
Simon, this sampler here, I can't see a price.
You want to do £40?
I'll meet you in the middle, 45.
-I'll take it.
Despite the few holes, this is a nice item for £45.
Anything else in here, Charles?
What will sell well in Bolton? What will sell well in Bolton?
Well, how about a pair of clogs?
Aren't they wonderful?
May I try one on? Do you mind?
Knock yourself out there, Charles.
Wow. These are early-19th-century clogs.
And stepping back in time is fascinating.
And it's interesting, the clog market really took
off in the 1840s, in the 1850s, in industrial England, in the North.
Do they suit me or not? Not really, do they?
But the reason I like these is because they are so crude.
What is remarkable is these could've been cobbled together quite
literally by a blacksmith.
They almost look like a horse's horseshoe.
What a find! I'm going to find Simon.
The clogs are priced at £35.
Simon, I love these.
-Do you have clogs at home?
-My wife does.
-Does your wife wear clogs?
-What is the best price?
-Oh, I say! Really?
-Sold. I'll take them. Thanks, Simon. Thanks a lot.
Two in the old bag, eh, Charles? But is there still more?
What we've got is a bronze Buddha, possibly 19th century.
I just quite like it.
It's got this dirty appeal of just being well-worn.
Simon is asking £35 for this little Buddha.
Simon, I quite like this.
-I'll do it for 25.
-Would you really?
-Are you happy with that?
-Done, I'll take it.
A successful shopping trip, I'd say,
picking up an 18th-century sampler, a pair of 19th-century clogs
and a bronze Buddha, all for a total of £90.
-All the best.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks, Simon, all the best to you.
Bye-bye. See you. Bye.
And with that, today's shopping comes to a close.
The next morning, it is a bit of a damp start.
-I'm going under. So I'll say goodbye to you.
Hold tight, Marge.
Yesterday, Charles spent £100
on a First World War German water bottle,
a George III sampler, a bronze Buddha,
and a pair of 19th-century clogs.
Margie also splashed out £100.50
but bought just two items - a gold brooch and a Victorian nursing chair.
This morning, they are heading for Mansfield, in Nottinghamshire.
This is, I think, a fairly untapped part of North Derbyshire.
It is quite barren, yet it's fertile.
-Are you feeling fertile today?
-Well, if we get in the right shops, I shall feel fertile.
Thank you very much.
Surrounded by the vestiges of Sherwood Forest,
Mansfield was once a lodging place for medieval royalty.
It is Margie's first shop today.
Oh, my gosh, what a day.
That won't fit through the door, love.
I'll leave that there.
-Very nice to meet you.
-Nice to meet you too. What a horrible day.
Perhaps you'll find something to brighten up your day, Margie.
So are all these old toys here?
Oh, God, he's cute, isn't he?
-They are called Mobo, aren't they?
-And they had much bigger ones.
And rocking horses. This is a little tiny one.
He's dead sweet. He's not in bad nick, is he?
-Considering his age, he is quite good.
-Yeah. What is he, '50s?
-I'd say so, yeah.
-Yeah. Well, he's a thought.
Well, that is one strong contender.
Uh... So what have you got in here? Let's look.
-That's a medical fleam.
It was once believed blood-letting could treat
everything from fever to madness in both people and animals.
The three sharp blades of this fleam are likely to have been used
on farm livestock. Gruesome.
Yeah, I quite like things like that.
-It is a bit unusual.
Georgian. That is Georgian.
My, I'm glad I didn't live then. Can you imagine?
Yeah! It is priced at £45. Cutting-edge, eh?
Is that the very best on that?
-I'll do it for 30, and that is my best.
Once somebody says that's the best,
I feel as though it is a bit rude to say 28.
Go on, then.
Thank you very much.
Luke has kindly knocked £17 off the asking price,
and Margie has got something a little different.
See you! Oh, what awful weather!
Mary Poppins never had this trouble.
Oh, for flipping heck.
Oh, well, let's do it.
My brolly's broken!
Charles' next stop is sandwiched between the spectacular Peak District
and Sherwood Forest, near the village of Creswell.
Here, straddling the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire
border, is Creswell Crags.
Hannah Boddy is Creswell's exhibition manager.
She wants to show Charles one of Europe's most important
This is Creswell Crags Gorge.
It is absolutely gorgeous, despite the weather today.
Tell me about this site, this backdrop behind me.
Well, it is amazing because we have evidence from the Ice Age.
Creswell was one of the most northerly points that people
could get to in the whole world during the Ice Age.
10,000 years ago, the polar ice cap was only a few miles north
of Creswell and the UK was joined to the rest of Europe.
As Ice Age hunters travelled north,
the caves in this gorge offered vital shelter through a crucial period
of human evolution.
-This is inviting. And very exciting.
-It is, isn't it?
Hannah, is there today much evidence of human occupation still
left within these caves?
In 2003, some archaeologists found Britain's only Ice Age rock art,
Britain's oldest artwork, in this cave.
-Oldest and only rock art.
-Yeah. Oldest, only Ice Age rock art.
I'm looking hard, and I can't see any.
This cave kept a secret for over 12,000 years.
The damp environment hasn't been kind to the Ice Age art, which is
why they remained undiscovered until 2003.
When they were found, they rewrote history, proving not only that
Ice Age man walked this far north but that he brought his art with him too.
Hannah, I can't see anything yet.
So, here we have a deer stag on the wall.
-They've used a natural feature for the mouth.
-Oh, I can see it.
Over on the muzzle.
-And then just... I can see two ears as well.
-Here are the horns.
-Oh, my goodness me.
Oh, it's wonderful. I can't believe it.
23 drawings were discovered in this one cave.
The images of bison and birds made this damp, dark hole
in Derbyshire one of international importance.
The art here resembles better preserved drawings found
in warmer climates.
Cave paintings in Spain
and France feature animals drawn in a similar style.
But, Hannah, how can we date this cave art?
This one is the easiest of all of them to date because you can
see this area here of flowstone, which is growing on top of it.
Flowstone is similar to stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Scientists proved the flowstone growing over the rock art was 12,500
years old, proving the deer and other pictures were drawn by Ice Age man.
That is quite amazing.
I can't believe I'm looking at a work of art from 13...or
circa 13,000 years ago.
Creswell Crags is now one of the most heavily protected
archaeologically and geological sites in Britain.
I suppose, in many respects, Hannah, these men and ladies
12,000 years ago were real explorers.
They were going as far north as was humanly possible.
They were clever people. They were hardy people.
-Oh, hugely clever people.
Now, which way is out?
More importantly, which way is the bison?
Hm. Over there.
I am on the hunt. See you later.
Don't forget to give back the helmet, Charles.
I've got no spear!
Back in the present day, Margie has taken herself over the county
border, into Derbyshire and the market town of Belper.
Her next shop is a big'un, set in a former Victorian mill.
Colin is in charge today.
-Hello, good afternoon.
-Hello there. How are you?
-Are you Colin?
-I am, yeah.
-It looks enormous.
You can have a wander around.
Also, while I'm doing that, yesterday I bought a little brooch.
-You haven't got a little box, have you?
-I might find one, see.
-We might find one for you.
-I'll even pay you.
Well, we will find you one then.
Margie has £138.56 to spend.
This is her last opportunity to buy before the auction.
That's nice, isn't it? Lovely old gate, look.
I love that. Don't you? Magnifico.
Isn't that something else?
And that is...
Architectural antiques, they are good.
Margie has fallen for this Victorian iron gate, priced at £90.
Here comes Colin, though.
It is not the prettiest thing we've got, is it?
-Are you surprised I selected that?
-I am a little, yeah.
-Good, it'll be cheap then.
-Well, where has it got to be?
-Well, I would be happy buying that for 40.
-I tell you what...
-Add a fiver to it so I can have me tea and it is yours.
-I think we'll go for that.
-Thank you, sir.
45? That's half-price. Well done, Margie.
Does anything else take your fancy?
Well, this is one of these boots that a pony...a pony...
Well, it's quite a big pony.
It is a bootie to wear on its hoof to stop
digging into the garden
when he's pulling on a lawnmower. Back in the day.
Before motorised motors pony-drawn cutters were used.
These booties prevented a neat lawn from being cut up by the hooves.
This one boot is priced at £55.
I just like the memory of this.
You know, of the horse with these little boots on.
But I don't know whether you've noticed, there is only one,
-so there's three missing.
I really like it, though.
-What have we found?
-What have we found? Something really daft.
-I'm just looking at this, which I find really interesting.
-It would be nice if...
-And you know what it is?
-I do know what it is.
Yeah. Interesting piece.
-It is an interesting piece.
-You could make something of it.
Yeah, but it all depends... OK, here, there is a bit...
-Somebody has written on here...
-What do you think a nice bottle of wine would cost you?
Oh, Colin. How about if we split that? And then we can be friends.
-Yeah. Go on, then.
We got there in the end.
Margie has her last lots for auction -
an iron gate and a pony boot,
together costing £77.50.
-That's marvellous. That's very kind of you, Colin.
-Thank you very much.
-Now, earlier you said...
-"Have you got a little box for me?"
-Yeah, have you got one?
-Well, would that suit?
Oh, that would suit. I feel as though I should offer...
What about 50p? Thank you. That feels like a win.
Brilliant. A wise 50p spent.
Well done, Margie.
Charles' last stop today is in Derbyshire,
in the former mining town of Bolsover.
He still has £296.70 left to spend here,
at Bolsover Antique Centre.
She's quite nice. I quite like this lady in here.
This 1930s figurine is made of an alloy of zinc, also known as spelter.
She's been given a coating of bronze to give the impression
she's the real McCoy.
She is quite nice. I'm quite surprised.
£18. To me, she is striking.
She is Art Deco. She is glamorous.
She is almost as glamorous as Margie Cooper.
For that purpose, I need to go find the key for cabinet number six.
£18 is surprisingly cheap.
I wonder why. Perhaps Carol knows.
Oh, she is gorgeous, Carol.
-Hello! Margie Cooper-esque. Isn't she lovely?
-Just got one problem. You've got them, she hasn't.
-It's a shame, yeah.
-Where have her thumbs gone, Carol?
-Has she been nibbling her nails and gone too far?
-Must have, yes.
She is missing her thumbs.
She is missing both of her thumbs,
hence why the dealer has put on here AF.
But turning it round, look at that lovely back.
It's quite exceptional - i.e.,
hasn't been dropped or dented.
It is in particularly nice condition.
Carol, she is missing her thumbs, but she can still dance.
-Do you like her?
-I do, yeah.
-Do you want me to go and check?
-Could you for me?
I won't be long.
Carol, if you want to take a chance...
-# On me... # Try a tenner.
-All right. We'll try.
Ten pounds? He is trying his luck.
-I've had a word.
-Whisper it in my...
-The best we can do is 15.
For that sort of price, I'd be rude not to.
-Cos I think at £15...
-She stands a chance.
She is gorgeous. She is stunning.
And I'll take her.
She may be thumbless, but at that price, she is worth taking a punt on.
And Charles isn't finished here just yet.
I'm quite taken by this cabinet here.
It has got quite a few reproduction wrist watches in.
But more importantly, it has almost got a lot of sentiment in.
Charles' eye has been drawn to the militaria.
World War II relic.
June 6, 1944, D-Day landing.
This, of course, represents a very important day
when, sadly, so many individuals lost their lives.
And this could just be a piece of relic
from that D-Day landing,
who knows, brought back by a soldier.
I doubt it.
If it's right, a military collector would pay well over ten pounds
for something which has such emotive value to such a day.
I'd love to learn more about this.
Best call the owner, then.
Fortunately, Carol has his number at hand. Go, Carol.
Can I just pass you over?
Hi, mate. Just a really interesting cabinet of curios.
And obviously, it's a piece of cement and a bit of barbed wire.
And folks might say,
"Goodness me, Hansen, you're not really buying antiques."
But then, you are buying an object which indirectly is linked to
such history and to one such day in particular.
The owner claims it came from a specialist dealer.
Provenance here is hard to prove, but Charles is taking a risk.
What is your best price? On at ten pounds.
I think for what it potentially represents,
I'd be a fool to say no.
I'm going to say I'll buy it and thanks ever so much. Thanks, mate!
And that concludes the shopping.
-15 and five is 20.
Thank you so much. Thanks, Carol. Thanks again for the memories.
They've been busy on this trip.
Charles has paired the possible Utah Beach barbed wire with
the First World War German water bottle to make a militaria lot.
He has four other items, including the bronze Buddha,
a George III sampler,
a pair of 18th-century clogs,
and an Art Deco figurine.
All that lot cost him £120.
While Margie parted with £206 for a Victorian nursing chair,
a gold brooch with box,
the Georgian fleam,
a Victorian iron gate
and one leather pony boot.
So, what do they make of each other's buys?
I love that Art Deco brooch.
And heaven forbid, for £30.50, you have bought real gold.
I can't believe he's bought a pair of clogs. I mean,
-the saleroom is in Lancashire.
And that is taking coals to Newcastle.
There are lots and lots of clogs in Lancashire.
I am quite happy to go to Lancashire with my bootie to take on hers.
And hopefully, I'll be victorious.
We'll soon see, for it is across the Peak District
they head for an auction in Bolton, Lancashire.
-Ay up, me duck!
-Yeah, yeah. Ay up.
-Ay up, me duck.
Bolton was a 19th-century boom town.
It once had over 200 cotton mills,
making it one of the most productive cotton spinning towns in the world.
I'm fairly sure, Margie, at this auction house in Bolton,
where there's muck, there's grass.
And where they see our mucky buys, there's grassy treasures.
I think muck and grass is Yorkshire, but never mind.
Today's sale is taking place at Bolton auction room,
housed in the former Metropolitan Library building.
-I shouldn't have worn a skirt.
-It's all to come.
-It's all to come, Margie.
-Oh, gosh, this car'll be the death...
That's the way, Margie, a Lancashire lass does it.
-I was that before you.
-And I'm a Derbyshire man.
Presiding over proceedings is auctioneer Stephen Sloan.
What does he make of our experts' buys?
The Buddha, quite a nice lot. He is a good colour and, I think,
a jolly good collector's item.
And I think he should do quite well today.
A pony boot, yes, obviously one of four.
Now, I must say, this one is in exceptional condition.
Now, what you would do with it, I have no idea.
As Stephen readies himself,
his colleague Mia is primed to receive online bids.
Time for our experts to take their seats.
-Here we go.
-Thank you. Wow.
-How are you, Margie?
-Very well. How are you?
-This is Bolton, isn't it?
-Are you trembling in Bolton?
-Trembling in anticipation.
Calm those auction nerves.
It's Charles's pair of clogs first.
-I have never seen such a big pair of clogs.
-I tried them on.
-You know, you brought clogs to Lancashire.
There are a heck of a lot of them around.
-Are there really?
Thank you, sir. 30, bid. 30.
-Come on, they are wonderful boots.
-42, thank you.
-Happy with that.
-At £42, this is for two.
-At 42. Thanks.
-Welcome to Lancashire, Margie.
-Are you sure?
And so you should be.
You've walked away with a £22 profit.
Next up, Margie's 19th-century fleam.
Gosh, I feel quite squirmish now.
I'm even more nervous for you.
-25 bid, thank you.
-That's OK, isn't it?
-On the net.
32. 34? At £34.
-Come on, crawl a bit more.
-38. 40? £40. And two? 42.
-it is giving me heart failure.
-42. Are you sure?
That is Charles and Margie both making a profit on their first lots.
A great start. Now, time for Charles' sampler.
-Anybody got £40 for it? £40?
30 bid. 30. Five anywhere? At £30.
And five anywhere else?
-Come on, let's go!
-At 40. At £40.
-£50, give me five.
-I should think so.
-Quite right, I like her style.
-All done at £60? It is here to be sold.
-A little profit.
That's great, I'm very happy. It could've gone the other way.
But it didn't, and you're faring well.
Margie's gate is next to go under the gavel.
-£30, kick it in.
Gracious me, scrap metal now.
20 bid, thank you. 20. Two.
-24? 24. 26?
-Go on keep going.
30. 30, and two? Two, thank you.
-34? 34. 36? 36.
-Still going. Come on.
-38, thank you.
-That's better, Margie. Good.
-£40. And two.
42. 44. At 42.
I am selling at £42. This is no money at all.
SHE EXHALES LOUDLY
Oh, Margie, so close.
The auctioneer thought this next lot could do well for Charles.
It could be full of Eastern promise. We are live online.
-Say what, £100 to start me?
-HE BREATHES QUICKLY
-£70. 70 bid.
-70 bid! Come on, let's go!
At £70 bid.
-It is a very rare opportunity.
-It is rare.
All done at 70? Last time, gavel's up...
-Very good. Thank you very much. Thanks, partner.
A brilliant profit on that little chap. Well done, Charles.
First clogs and now Margie's pony boot.
But will our second footwear lot be as successful?
Say what, kick it in at £20?
20 in the room. £20, thank you. And two.
-Come on, Margie.
24. 26. 28.
-30. 32? 32.
-'Oh, she's at it.'
-36, new money. 38? Try two.
-Yeah! Well done, Margie.
Back to the net then at 38. 38. 40 anywhere else?
-Well done, partner. They're all in the room.
Another profit for Margie.
Next up, Charles' thumbless figurine.
-Are you sure she's not repro?
-Get out of here!
-Where would you like to be with her?
-You needn't say what.
-£30 to start me. Thank you.
-Thank you very much.
In the room at £30. 30. And two.
-Come on, let's go.
-36. 38? 38. 40?
-She's coming home.
-£40, and two.
-Two, sir, thank you.
-The Lancashire lady.
Thank you very much, sir. Thank you.
-Come on, sir.
46 in the room. All done at 46?
I can't believe it.
She had no thumbs but she was a lovely lady. I am really pleased.
Margie's brooch is next. And in a new box.
The auction house have kindly found a smarter box than the one she bought.
Could have saved yourself 50p, Margie.
Where would you like to be with this one? Say what, £40 for it?
-40 bid, sir.
-Two anywhere? On the bloke at 42.
-You watch, Margie.
-Good buy, Margie.
-58. £60. 62.
-Funny old game, Margie.
-I didn't think it would...
72? At 70.
Wow, Margie Cooper, take a bow!
-In two places. 74, sir?
-74, is it?
In the room at 74. 76? At 74 in the room. Gentleman's bid in the room.
-Marge, they've all been waiting for this.
Good girl, Margie.
Margie has bagged another great profit.
And she's up again with her Victorian nursing chair.
Where would you like to be with that one for me?
65, thanks. There we go.
-That's what I should've paid.
-We are starting.
-Is that profit?
-£70. 70 here. And five.
-Hold tight, Margie.
That's 70 here. £70.
I just love buying things and selling them at the same price.
It's wiped its face, Margie.
Our pair's last lot now.
It is Charles' wartime memorabilia.
They were both risky buys as the provenance is questionable.
Thank you, sir. 20, and we're away. 20, and two. I have 20. Two.
22. 24? 24. 26. 28?
28, thank you.
It is all about the history, Margie, forget the money.
-It is just to see a bit of history.
-34. And six? Six, thank you.
-38? 38, thank you.
-Ah! You are getting there.
-42. 44? 44.
-It is real history, Margie.
You can't buy history, but you can today.
-A rare opportunity.
-Margie... And that's history.
And ending on another profit for Charles. Well done, both of you.
Time to tally up who's today's winner.
Margie started this leg with £266.56.
Today, after paying auction house fees,
she has made a profit of £13.76.
This means she carries forward £280.32.
Charles, meanwhile, started with £396.70.
Today, he has made an impressive profit of £99.76,
which means he is stretching ahead with £496.46
to spend on the next leg.
Bye-bye! See you, Lancashire!
Bye-bye, Road Trippers!
Next time on Antiques Road Trip...
..the weather doesn't dampen Charles' spirits...
I feel like a pirate.
..and Margie reaches new heights.
I feel like I am going to break it.
You're going to lose the sale!
It's day two for Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper as they start in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, and head for auction in Bolton, Lancashire.