Episode 7 Antiques Road Trip


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Episode 7

Our antiques odyssey with Catherine Southon and Philip Serrell has them pootling the old Citroen through the West Country and heading for the Cornish coastline.


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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts.

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-BONG!

-That's cracking!

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-With £200 each...

-Wonderful!

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..a classic car and a goal - to scour Britain for antiques.

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-That's exactly what I'm talking about.

-I'm all over a-shiver!

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The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction.

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But it's no mean feat.

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-No-brainer.

-Going, going, gone.

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There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.

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-So, will it be the high road to glory...

-Push!

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..or the slow road to disaster?

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How awfully, awfully nice.

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This is Antiques Road Trip.

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Yeah!

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Welcome back to our road trip

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with experts Catherine Southon and Philip Serrell.

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They're two auctions down and it's a bit wet

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but they're negotiating some West Country roads

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in a 1970 Citroen DS20.

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Look at that.

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Why have we got this rain? Where have you brought me?!

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Why is it raining?

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Oh, crikey!

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Catherine started the trip with £200, but she's made

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a decent profit so far and has a healthy £269.58 to play with.

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Philip also started the trip with £200,

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but he's raced into the lead with a whopping £385.40

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to spend on this leg.

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This pair's road trip kicks off in Coleshill in Warwickshire,

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meanders around the Midlands,

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before heading due south to the coast,

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then turning west down to the tip of Cornwall,

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nipping briefly into South Wales and finishing up at auction in Wells.

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Phew!

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Today our experts start off in Colyton in Devon

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and end up in an auction in the city of Exeter. Ooh-arrr!

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Philip is dropping Catherine off at the goods depot,

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home to the Vintage Shed antiques.

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-Spend your money, girl!

-Bye!

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-Good morning!

-Hello!

-Catherine, hi.

-I'm Claire.

-Hello, Claire.

-John.

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Hello, John. Nice to meet you.

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I think this is one of those places that looks fairly small from

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-the outside and you come in and it's massive.

-Someone's chipper this morning.

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You see, if Phil was here,

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this is where he would be because this is his kind of area.

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I saw something when I came in so I'm just going to investigate.

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-You're going to be horrified.

-What now, Catherine?

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This is what I saw.

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I am now going into Phil Serrell complete madness. But look at that.

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It's a wheel. Isn't that amazing?

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That would look great in somebody's garden.

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It's architectural piece but it looks amazing.

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It's probably not even for sale but I have to ask.

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I know I'm mad.

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-No, you're not.

-I know I'm mad...

-OK.

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-If you insist.

-..but... It's not the smallest item I've seen...

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-I just looked at your wheel.

-OK. Yes.

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Is that for sale or is that a part of your building?

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No, that is for sale.

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It's another trader's, so somebody who rents a space, he put it out there.

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-There could be a bargain there.

-Could it be a bargain?

-Could be!

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It could be a bargain!

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Let's leave an excited Catherine with her wheel.

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Meanwhile, Philip has travelled to the pretty coastal village of Beer,

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where he's made a little impromptu stop on the beach. Oh Lord!

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Chaps, can I have a word? What have you got I can buy off you?

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You can buy a boat if you want one.

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-Looks like Philip has drawn a blank.

-Take care, chaps.

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Or has he? There's some brass navigation lights up for grabs.

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Oh, they look good.

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Friendly fisherman Nick might have something after all.

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That's all I've got here, Phil.

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There's a couple of old navigation lights. They're a bit broken.

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-They're like me, they've seen better days.

-Yeah, they have.

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-How much do you want for them?

-£100?

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HE LAUGHS

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I reckon they're over 100 years old. I had 'em on me old boat.

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-They're covered in paint and...

-Are they brass?

-Yeah, they're brass.

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How much do you want for them, Phil? Go on.

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I'll give you a tenner for them.

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A tenner?! A tenner apiece. Give us 15 quid, there you are.

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There is an expression - "If you want to find

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"a fool in the seaside, bring him with you."

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And I've just arrived.

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-What did we say, 20, was that?

-You behave, you.

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So this little soiree has seen Philip bag two

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ship's navigation lights for £15.

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-Well, good luck.

-I need it, yeah.

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I think you would with those, but there we are.

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I'm not sure who's done who here.

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Let's leave Philip on the beach and see how Catherine is getting on

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back in Colyton.

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Is it a waterwheel or something? An industrial wheel or something?

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-I don't know. Do you know anything about it?

-I think it's a waterwheel. I don't know. John?

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-John, do you know anything about the wheel?

-It's an olive press wheel.

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-So it's originally from France or somewhere like that.

-Of course!

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That makes it sound more exciting. Olive press - I like that!

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It's still full of woodworm, but, yeah.

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Don't worry about the woodworm.

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Woodworm is good - it can add value.

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-Is it going to be hugely expensive?

-I don't know.

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-I'll give him a ring and...

-It's got no price on it.

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OK, leave it with me.

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Doesn't that look good? And being an olive...

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wheel, press, whatever, makes it sound

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a bit more Mediterranean and a bit more exciting.

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Lovely! Claire hasn't been able to contact the owner,

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but she's made an executive decision.

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What I could do is sell to you for 120?

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That is a little bit more than I wanted to spend.

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It's got risk written all over it.

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-Yeah.

-Honestly, Claire, I'm looking for about 80.

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Go on, then. I'm going to get into trouble but go on, then.

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Let's shake on that. £80. I don't know what I've just done.

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I may have just made the biggest mistake of my career, but...

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-it's been worth it.

-SHE LAUGHS

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-There we are.

-Lovely.

-Thank you. Would you like it wrapped?

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Hey, I do the jokes, if you don't mind.

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Goodness me, what have I done?

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Right... John, follow me.

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Come on!

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Good luck fitting that in the back of the Citroen!

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Meanwhile, Philip is still in the village of Beer.

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He's visiting the Quarry Caves, which are famous for

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the limestone that was mined here for nearly 2,000 years.

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John Scott looks after the caves.

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-Good morning, Phil. Nice to meet you.

-How are you?

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-Welcome to Beer Quarry Caves.

-You are...

-I'm John.

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These man-made caves were started by the Romans,

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who quarried a 20ft layer of limestone that was unique to

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the area, called Beer stone.

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It was coveted by local masons because it contains very few

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fossils, making it more durable and easier to work.

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It's amazing to think the entrance

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that we've just walked in was made by the Romans

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-in the first century.

-2,000 years ago!

-Yes.

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And they quarried the stone from these chambers where we're

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standing to build their villas.

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It would have been quite an industry.

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The Romans quarried a quarter of a mile in that direction

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to get all the Beer stone they used.

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And that's almost like a perfect arch.

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They supported the roof with beautiful rounded arches.

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The Romans removed tonnes of limestone from here but they

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also left things behind.

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In this one chamber alone we've unearthed over 30 beautiful

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-Roman coins...

-Really?

-In fact, there in my hand...

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is one of those first-century Roman coins we discovered.

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-So that's a 2,000-year-old coin.

-Very nearly, yes.

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That's just beautiful, isn't it?

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Although there was money to be made from Beer stone, it came at a cost.

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You're working deep below ground, which is dangerous anyway.

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You're getting appalling burns on your arms, rubbing on the limestone.

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The alkali burned some of the skin and split it wide open,

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and the only way they treated the splits was by running hot

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-tallow candle wax on them.

-Oh!

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It wasn't only the Romans who endured difficult conditions

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mining the Beer stone.

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Throughout the centuries, the quarry changes shape,

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like different styles of architecture, because

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the Saxons came - not such good architects - left the quarry square.

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The Norman period, it's all upright pillars, capitals at the top,

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like a Norman building...

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By the early 20th century, quarrymen were still working the caves.

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Some carved their names into the rock.

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-So is it George Gush?

-No, it's actually Charles Gush.

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Charles Cleaver Gush. He was a quarryman here when he was 19, in 1909.

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Working conditions, did they change a lot?

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No, the only improvement along the years was that they introduced

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the use of hand saws.

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But it was still backbreaking work.

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Every day, single-handedly, to earn your living,

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you'd have to cut a four-ton block out of a blank rock face.

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-But all you'd have is that hand saw...

-Yeah.

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..four iron wedges and a sledgehammer.

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And danger was never very far away.

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One day, when men were working in this section,

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the vibration of the noise brought a 48-ton slab of rock out of

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that hole in the roof right above our heads.

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That lot hit the floor in one piece with other men beneath it.

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Danger wasn't the only thing the quarrymen dealt with.

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Imagine being here with 100 men driving iron wedges with

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sledgehammers, pushing hand saws and swinging their pickaxes.

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LOUD ECHOING BANGS

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Now, when that's 100 times louder day after day, and you can't

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escape the noise, that's why we talk about going stone deaf.

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Oh, I love that!

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After working 14 solid hours, you had to stand here shivering

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waiting for a man called the tapstone to come. And he carries a hammer.

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When the tapstone hits the block of Beer stone you've cut,

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if it doesn't ring like a bell, but gives a dull thud,

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that means the stone is cracked - useless for a mason to carve,

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so they won't pay you a penny wages for your whole day's work.

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The extraction of Beer stone from the caves ceased during

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the 20th century when a new quarry was opened up nearby.

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But the legacy of the men who worked these caves for hundreds of years

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is still visible today in some of the country's most iconic buildings.

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Westminster Abbey,

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Tower of London, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, 24 cathedrals.

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People often say why is there no monument in the village to

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those who lost their lives quarrying Beer stone?

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In fact, written down here on one of the pillars is something

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that's written in St Paul's Cathedral.

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It says, "Si monumentum requiris, circumspice,"

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and it simply means "If you're looking for the monument,

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"go and look around you."

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So you can either look around the quarry where they worked

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or you can still see the stone they quarried

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in all our historic buildings. So that's their monument.

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Meanwhile, Catherine is in the East Devon town of Axminster.

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She is visiting her second shop of the day, The Old Chapel Antiques.

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There are three floors to peruse here.

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Hang about she's found something already.

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Ian, I've spotted a rather nice little penknife. I like that.

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-There we are.

-Oh, isn't that lovely?!

-Isn't that different?

-Yes!

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Look at that!

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It's a little penknife and just in the form of a clog or

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a lady's shoe or something.

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That's really pretty. And there's the blade that flicks out there.

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It's just a really unusual piece.

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-What's on that?

-It's got 28 on that one.

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-What I would love to pay...is about 15.

-Right.

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-I think that's unlikely, but let me go and ask.

-See what you can do.

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What sort of price you can get as close to that as possible.

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-Give me a couple of minutes.

-Can I also ask, very cheekily...?

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-Yes?

-You've got something there which is not for sale.

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Is there any way it could be for sale?

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-The chimney? No, it's not.

-It's definitely not for sale.

-No.

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But what about a deal on the penknife?

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-You can do 18?

-OK.

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Yeah? OK, 18 is fine.

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-Thanks a lot.

-Fantastic. Can I...

-You want to...?

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..put that in the bag?

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-Hang on, yeah. I'll put that one there.

-Pop that one in the bag.

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I think something else has taken Catherine's fancy.

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Oh, look at this! Look at this.

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Right at the back there...

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That's like the little biscuit tin that I bought,

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that was actually for sweeties.

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Yes, I remember.

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-And you made a handsome profit on it, as well.

-Yes!

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-What I was really, particularly interested in...

-Here?

-..is that.

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-One in there?

-The trunk. I can have a look at that.

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Well, let's have a look and see.

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I like that.

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The ticket price is £33.

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Well, if you could do a reasonable...deal for me.

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-OK. Let me see. Can I take the ticket?

-Please do.

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And I'll go and speak to him.

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Ian's back, and he's got news.

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Catherine? He'll do that one for 25.

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Right. I was hoping for a bit less than 25.

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There's nothing we can do on that?

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Twist my arm and I'll take another...

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I'll take it down to 22.

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Right, OK. That's fine.

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I'll put that with my shoe, shall I?

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-So, I'm going to go for those two.

-Those two, yes?

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-£40?

-That's £40.

-Ian, you've been marvellous. Wonderful.

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-Nice to see you.

-And you. Thank you very much.

-All the best.

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Let's leave Catherine in Axminster.

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Philip's leaving the sea behind him to head inland

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to the Devon town of Honiton, famous for its lacemaking.

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His first shop is Lombard Antiques,

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and he's a familiar face.

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-Oh, Phil!

-We've met before, haven't we?

-What a surprise.

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-Absolutely right, yeah.

-Oh, wow. Hello, how are you?

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Because I came here when Charlie Hanson and I

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-did the Road Trip round here, didn't I?

-Yes.

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-But didn't actually buy off you, did I?

-No, no. Charlie did, yes.

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We'll hopefully put that right in a minute.

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-I might just buy something.

-Right.

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-Can I have a look round?

-Yes.

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Tell you what, space is at a premium, isn't it?

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Hmm. It is a bit snug.

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That's an interesting thing.

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This is a military one, isn't it?

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-Yes. 1916.

-'16.

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-And you can tell it's military by the...

-By the arrow, yeah.

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-By the arrow head there.

-That's right.

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And it's by Negretti and Zambra, who were London makers.

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So this is a mid-First World War army field telescope?

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Yeah. Mid-First World War. Very good condition.

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It sports a ticket price of £195.

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-But when I bid you for it, you might need a chair.

-Oh, dear.

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Let's just have a wander. Have you got a storeroom, Barry?

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I have got a storeroom, yeah.

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That looks quite nice, Barry.

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Yeah, got a lovely tray top commode, here.

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So, this is Georgian, it's about 1765?

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-Yeah.

-Tray top, because this looks like a tray.

-Yeah.

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And it's a bedside commode, so you... you would pull that out.

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-And this has probably been put in later, hasn't it?

-Yes.

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Because this should be, basically, where your chamberpot went.

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How much is this, Barry?

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I could probably do that for about £85.

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The "about" sounds interesting.

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-Anyway, down to business.

-What's the best on the telescope?

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I could probably do the telescope for 140.

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-I think that's definitely worth buying.

-What about the commode?

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We'll do it for 80.

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You couldn't buy the wood for that.

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He's got all the chat, doesn't he? All the chat. I like him.

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That's nice.

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Don't like his prices.

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Not so nice, Phil.

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What I'd like to do, let's put this on here,

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and let's see if we can have a deal with these two.

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I don't know anything about this, but I quite like it.

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I love that commode, it's an old-fashioned antique.

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I know that your prices are fair.

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But I'm going to bid you for me to make a profit on them.

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-Right.

-And I'm going to end up with £200.

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That's it, me finished.

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So that would be £140 for the telescope, and £60 for the commode.

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You going to shake my hand?

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I think I will. Yeah, go on, then, Phil.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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-You're a nice chap. Thank you very much.

-What a gentleman, eh?

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I'd better pay you now, hadn't I?

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That's a decent day's work for Philip.

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I'll do the heavy lifting.

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-You bring the heavy thing.

-I'm used to that.

-Yeah.

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Time for a spot of shut-eye, then. Nighty-night.

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Morning, everyone.

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Catherine's in the driving seat today, so watch out.

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And our experts are enjoying the delights of rural Somerset.

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Look at all these little... Is that...

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I was going to say ponies, but they're not, they're cows.

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You're a country girl, then, Catherine(?)

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Their first stop today is in the Somerset town of Dulverton.

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Philip is visiting the family-run Acorn Antiques,

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with just over £170 tucked into his back pocket.

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BELL RINGS

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-Hello, hello. Peter.

-Hi.

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Good to see you, how are you?

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Oh, it's a proper antique shop.

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Proper antique shop.

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-Is it all right if I have a look round?

-Yes, of course.

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What about your drum, Peter?

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That's 95. What could that be?

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-It is damaged.

-Yeah.

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But I'd probably lose that.

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I'd put that one on this side,

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and then put a little circular glass top on it,

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-and you've got a really cool coffee table, haven't you?

-Absolutely.

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-It's French, isn't it?

-It is, yes.

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And what would be the very best on that?

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I'll do it for £70.

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It's a nice thing.

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Yes.

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Would I insult you if I tried to buy it with a five in front of it?

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-Meet me halfway.

-60 quid?

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Go on, then. You're done.

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You're a gentleman. Thank you very much indeed.

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I'll give you some money now, look. There we are. £60. Thank you.

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-Great. Thank you very much.

-Thank you very much indeed.

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Deal done. Let's get it down, then.

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This is going to rise or fall

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on whether anybody else can see what I see in this.

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So let's leave our little drummer boy.

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So sweet.

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Let's catch up with Catherine.

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She's headed north to the pretty Somerset village of Carhampton.

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Her last shop is Chris' Crackers,

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and she's got just shy of £150 to spend.

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Are you Chris and are you crackers?

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-I'm definitely crackers. I'm Peter, nice to meet you.

-Hello, Peter.

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-Well, em... Well... What can I say?

-Different.

-It's different.

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It's certainly that.

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-Oh, my goodness me.

-This is one of our best and busiest rooms.

-Really?

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-They love rummaging through things.

-Do they?

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(I'm exhausted and I haven't even started!)

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Yes, there is rather a lot to get through. Woof.

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-An old gym horse. They're very popular now.

-What's on that?

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Oh, about £100.

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-Oh, come on.

-Really?!

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HE LAUGHS

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I thought you and I would be on the same wavelength.

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How long have you had that?

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-It's been there a little while.

-Years.

-It's been there three years.

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You'd love that space.

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I mean, think of all the things you could put in that space.

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-More junk.

-More junk.

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-What do you think? 40?

-Yeah, we're not too far away.

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-We could have a deal.

-Right, OK.

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-We could have a deal.

-Hold that thought.

-Right.

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Because we've only just started.

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Right, what else have you noticed, Catherine?

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I'm seeing some blue and white stripes. Is that a deckchair?

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That's our massive deckchair.

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Of course it's a giant deckchair. It's a duet deckchair.

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I think they were from the '60s. Butlin's used to have them.

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-Oh, to have your photo?

-That's right.

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I've got, somewhere, behind you, I've got the baby.

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Oh, that's brilliant.

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How much is it? How much is it?

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-What, the chair?

-Yeah.

-Oh...

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The best I could do on that would be 80.

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I don't think you'll see another one in a hurry.

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Can you do less than 80?

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Can you do 60 for a friend? You know why? Cos of that hole.

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I'm being picky. How do we get it out?

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Oh, my goodness me. You're very kind, getting all this out.

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Right, which way up?

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I'll just leave you to do it.

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-Oh, that is just fantastic. Does it work?

-Yeah, definitely.

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Try it, by all means.

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What do you think?

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All I need is an ice cream, a beach, the sun and I'll be happy.

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Come on, you, join me.

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-It's not going to break, is it?

-No, it won't break. Come on, then.

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-It's nice, actually.

-Come on, then.

-And there's a dog!

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-Yay!

-THEY CHUCKLE

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Beside the seaside.

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Beside the road! So...what do we think?

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-Well, what did I say, 80?

-Yeah.

-What are you saying?

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60.

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Are we?

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-This is great. Am I mad?

-Chris' Crackers.

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Don't forget the little one, Catherine.

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Does that one come with it?

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Why not? Why not?

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So that's the deckchairs, what about the vaulting horse?

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Can you do it for 40?

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-Go on.

-Can you?

-Yeah.

-Are you happy with that?

-I'm happy with that.

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So how much do I owe you?

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That's £100 for the deckchairs and the vaulting horse

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and very, very nicely done, I might say.

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Does your dog come free?

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Get out of it!

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Meanwhile, Philip has made his way to Sampford Brett.

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The village is nestled on the edge of the Quantock Hills.

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He's visiting Keith Richards Antiques,

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which is based on the family farm.

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He presumably doesn't play guitar.

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-Hi, Keith, how are you?

-How are you?

-Yeah, good to see you.

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-How are you doing, all right?

-Yeah, very good, thank you.

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I'm going to try and be methodical here.

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All right?

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Let's narrow this down.

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This should be interesting.

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This is a suite of Gnomeman furniture.

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Thousands of pounds, out of my price range.

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Arts and Crafts bookcase.

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-Needs a bit of work.

-Mm-hm. Yes, just come in.

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-And how much is that?

-220.

-OK.

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Moving on.

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Oh, lovely Wedgwood Fairyland lustre bowl.

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And that is...?

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£3,400.

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Maybe not quite for you, Phil.

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That's nice.

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So, that's an oak silver chest, isn't it?

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Yes, yes.

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And it's Mr Ware-Cornish Esq.

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-So you've got an oak strongbox, effectively.

-Mm-hm.

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Or silver chest.

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Metal bound.

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Beige lined interior, that would have held a tray in there,

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-wouldn't it?

-Yeah.

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It probably would have had the full, sort of, tea set, the whole works.

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Yeah. And we've got here,

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"Carrington and Co Silversmiths, Regent Street, London."

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You've got 165 on that. What's the best you can do that for?

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120.

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It's just a lovely size, isn't it?

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I've got a very tight budget, here.

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So is 120 your best?

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Yes.

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Yeah.

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Let's just see if we can just tempt him a little bit.

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That's 20, look.

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30, 40, 50, 60,

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70, 80, 90, 110.

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You think that's all I've got, don't you?

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-Absolutely not, because there is...

-Oh, goodness.

-..40 pence as well.

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Well, that should swing it, Phil.

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-There's £110.40. I have not got a penny more.

-Right.

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-Can I shake your hand?

-You can indeed.

-What a gentleman!

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-All right.

-What a good chap. Really pleased with that.

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And just like that, shopping for the leg is complete.

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Phillip adds his 19th-century oak chest

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to a World War I telescope,

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a 1920s drum,

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a pair of vintage ship's lights

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and a Georgian commode.

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Catherine spends £220 on the novelty deck chairs,

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vintage vaulting horse,

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wooden olive press,

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shoe penknife and an Edwardian confectionary tin.

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Thoughts, anyone?

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I don't think you're sitting on a fortune with your two deckchairs,

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and I think your wheel of fortune might have

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suddenly ground to a halt.

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The telescope, which is an area that I know a little bit more about,

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it might make £100.

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I don't think so, though.

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After setting off from Colyton,

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our experts are now headed to auction in the Devon city of Exeter.

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Welcome to Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood's sale rooms.

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What does auctioneer Brian Goodison-Blanks

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think of our experts' lots?

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The commode is a very nice piece.

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It's what we refer to as more traditional antiques.

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In the current market, though, because of the decline

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for brown furniture,

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it's probably only going to be about £40-£60 at auction.

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The vaulting horse is one that's going to, I think,

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throw us all for a loop.

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It might make £40-£60, it might take a flier at £100 or so.

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Well, let's hope it's got wings on. Anyway, it's busy in here today.

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Experts, take your seats.

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First up is Philip's pair of brass ship's lights.

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Try saying that quickly.

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What am I saying for those, £20?

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-Ouch.

-£10 to start, then?

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-10. Thank you, madam.

-Thank you, madam.

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-12. 15.

-There, see? They all want them now.

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20. 22. At 22 for the ship's lights, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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That's got me out of trouble, hasn't it?

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Well, it's plain sailing for Philip as he starts off with a profit.

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Next up is Catherine's shoe penknife.

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What will I say for that, £50?

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-That would be nice.

-Start at 30, then.

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20, if you will.

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10, if you will. 10 I have.

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12, 15, 18, 20.

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£20 seated. Shoe penknife at 20. Quite sure, sir?

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At 20 seated...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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Well, that's just about wiped its face.

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I'm a bit disappointed about that.

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I think this is going to be a tough, old day.

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-Do you?

-Yeah. Shall I go and start the car?

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Not just yet, Philip. Your 1920s drum is up next.

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Somebody start me at £50.

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Start me at £30 for the drum.

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Come on.

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£30 I have. Thank you, madam.

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It'll make a nice coffee table, won't it?

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They think like you, Phil.

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35, 38, 40. 42?

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Sure, sir? At 40 to the lady, then. 40 and done.

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GAVEL POUNDS

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They've got long pockets here, haven't they?

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Blimey, don't bang on about it.

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Maybe Catherine's Edwardian confectionary tin will fare better.

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Various interest here. 10, 12, 15.

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15, I have. 18, 20, 22.

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25, 28...

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You've done it again, girl, you've done it again.

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£30 seated.

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This is where I say, "Crumbs".

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All done, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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That's not a bad result, Catherine.

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Well, it was a little profit. I would have liked a bit more.

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Wouldn't we all?!

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Now it's time for Philip's Georgian commode.

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What will I say for that, £40?

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40? 20?

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20 I have. Thank you to the boys.

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22, fresh bait. 25, 28, 30.

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32, 35?

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£32, then. 35, fresh bait.

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38, 40, 42, 45, 48.

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-50, 55?

-There you go.

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£50, then?

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At £50, then, at 50...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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Gosh, there are some lucky buyers in here today.

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Now for Catherine's wooden olive press.

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What will I say for that unusual thing there? £50?

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A nice decorative piece. 50?

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£30 for the wheel, then?

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-30, I have.

-Look, you're off.

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I'll take the bid at 30. 2 if you'd like, easy stages.

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I need a lot more than that.

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At £30. 32. 35, 38.

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40. 42.

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-45.

-Please.

-48.

-Please.

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-50.

-Yes.

-55.

-Yes.

-60.

-Yes.

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65?

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At 60 and selling, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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Never mind, Catherine. It was worth a shot.

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Can she bounce back with her novelty deckchairs?

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Start me somewhere at £40 for the two.

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£40 straightaway I have. £40 for the deckchairs.

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42, 45, 48, 50.

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Come on, it's nice and comfy for the summer.

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Two - two of them.

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At 50, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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Oh, dear, that's back-to-back losses for Catherine.

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Do you think there are any other programmes that we could do?

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Perhaps... I don't know, one of those cooking things.

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Let's not be too hasty now, Philip.

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Shall we see how your oak chest gets on?

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Various interest here. At 80. 85.

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90, 95, 100.

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110, 120, 130, 140.

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150, 160, 170, 180...

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-That's...

-I told you.

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At £180 and I'll sell.

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Crikey, that's a whopping profit for Philip.

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Catherine's last lot is the vintage vaulting horse.

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Can she leap into a profit?

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I've commissions here starting at 22, 25, 28, 30.

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£30 is bid here with me.

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32, 35, 38, 40. 42?

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No? My commission at £40. Do I see 2?

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42, 45, 48, 50. 52?

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-£52 I have, at 52.

-Come on, keep going.

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Please keep going.

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Quite sure for the horse, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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So Catherine ends on a profit. Well done.

0:27:460:27:49

Last up is Philip's World War I telescope.

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What will I say for that, £80?

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£50 to start, then? 50 I have, wave of the catalogue.

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5 behind. 60? Can't see you, madam.

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60. 65.

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70. 75. 80?

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75 to you, then, madam. 80 standing behind.

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85, 90.

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95, 100.

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100 standing to you, sir.

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At £100, then...

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GAVEL POUNDS

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Well, that's a steal for some lucky bidder.

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-Are we off?

-Yeah.

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That's our experts' third auction completed.

0:28:220:28:25

Let's see how they're faring.

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Philip started off with £385.40.

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After paying auction costs, he's made a loss of £63.96,

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leaving him £321.44 to carry forward.

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Catherine started off with £269.58.

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After paying her auction fees, she's made a loss of £46.16,

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leaving her with £223.42 to spend next time.

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With the dawn of another day,

0:28:570:28:59

we race ahead into the next leg of our trip.

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This leg starts in the small Cornish town of Hayle,

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and ends at an auction in Bristol.

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This is going to be interesting, there's a cattle truck in the middle of the road.

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What's going on here? It's little sheepsies!

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Shall we go and buy a sheep? Have we got enough between us?

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It's been a lifelong ambition of mine on the Road Trip to buy a sheep.

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-How much is it to buy a sheep?

-About 60 or 80 quid, I would think.

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And farmer's son Philip Serrell should know.

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Oh, look! Come on!

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You've got one, you're losing one round the back.

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-It's fallen!

-Don't worry, don't worry.

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He's fallen, where's he going?

0:29:300:29:32

Oh, no!

0:29:320:29:34

Running after him is not a good idea, Catherine!

0:29:340:29:37

We've lost this man's sheep!

0:29:370:29:39

Remind me never to go sheep rustling with you, Catherine Southon.

0:29:390:29:43

This is like Wallace and Gromit, isn't it?

0:29:430:29:45

He's crossing the border! He's in Devon!

0:29:450:29:47

Anyway, after helping a local farmer...

0:29:490:29:52

-Top stuff.

-Right, let's shop.

0:29:530:29:55

-Come on, then.

-..both experts are kicking off their shopping at

0:29:550:29:58

Foundry Antiques and Arts Centre.

0:29:580:30:01

Right, away we go.

0:30:010:30:03

Looks nice.

0:30:030:30:05

There's lots of lovely, lovely things.

0:30:050:30:07

I haven't got a lot of money, though.

0:30:070:30:08

I feel like last time I just went out on a whim and just bought this

0:30:080:30:12

and that, and all these wonderful things.

0:30:120:30:14

But I think I really need to be sensible this time.

0:30:140:30:16

And play it perhaps safe.

0:30:160:30:20

Could be a plan.

0:30:200:30:22

Now, this, what is this?

0:30:220:30:24

Mini cricket bat?

0:30:250:30:28

No, it's a very large page turner.

0:30:280:30:30

And it's actually poker work, so it's been done with a really,

0:30:300:30:33

really hot poker to create these wonderful patterns.

0:30:330:30:37

This is yours, sir, Sir Paul.

0:30:370:30:38

-Yes.

-I did notice that as I was turning it around,

0:30:380:30:41

you've got a bit of wear, there.

0:30:410:30:43

A little bit of wear, there.

0:30:430:30:45

It's a nice size, though, isn't it?

0:30:450:30:47

Yeah, I think it's probably made

0:30:470:30:48

more as a decorative piece than to actually use.

0:30:480:30:51

What have you got on that, my friend?

0:30:510:30:54

There's £9.50 on it.

0:30:540:30:57

Can you do five on it?

0:30:570:30:58

-Yeah, I'll do five.

-You can do five, OK.

0:30:580:31:01

Could I just put that to one side?

0:31:010:31:02

-I'm still going to carry on.

-Certainly.

0:31:020:31:04

Catherine has secures one buy from Paul,

0:31:040:31:06

meanwhile Phillip is stalking the cabinets with Jan.

0:31:060:31:09

There's stunning things in here, aren't there?

0:31:090:31:11

There are some beautiful things, really interesting bits and bobs.

0:31:110:31:14

But it's not really my field.

0:31:140:31:16

My field is vintage.

0:31:160:31:18

-You look stunning.

-Thank you.

0:31:180:31:19

Could you give me the vintage look?

0:31:190:31:21

How about a little bit retro, a little bit '70s, maybe?

0:31:210:31:24

Yeah, that's...

0:31:240:31:25

-Let's go and have a look, then.

-Me and Noddy Holder.

0:31:250:31:28

Look at these, fantastic kipper ties. You must remember these.

0:31:280:31:31

They're vintage? I still wear them! Go on, do the deed, do the deed.

0:31:310:31:34

There's lots of people out there willing you to pull this as tight as you can, Jan!

0:31:340:31:37

Surely not, Philip?

0:31:370:31:39

There you are, Noddy Serrell.

0:31:390:31:41

Catherine, do you like this look?

0:31:430:31:45

I love the kipper tie!

0:31:470:31:49

-It's the business.

-But it's better than what you normally wear!

0:31:490:31:51

Now, now, Catherine.

0:31:510:31:53

Anyway, down to business, but be careful, Philip's hovering.

0:31:540:31:57

I think I probably will go for that.

0:31:580:32:00

I think I should make something on it, don't you?

0:32:020:32:04

-I would have thought so.

-Whatever she's giving you,

0:32:040:32:07

I'll give you a tenner more!

0:32:070:32:08

Play fair, now, there's a good chap!

0:32:080:32:10

£5, right?

0:32:100:32:12

Do you have some change, sir?

0:32:120:32:13

I should be able to find some, I think.

0:32:130:32:15

Thank you very much.

0:32:150:32:16

And if it doesn't give me a profit,

0:32:160:32:18

I'm going to whack Mr Serrell round the head with it!

0:32:180:32:21

Catherine's first purchase is secured, Philip's yet to start.

0:32:210:32:25

But hang on!

0:32:250:32:27

That's interesting.

0:32:270:32:28

Jan's got me on this vintage stuff.

0:32:280:32:30

I mean, I just think that's got a bit of a look to it.

0:32:300:32:32

A bit of tubular steel with either plywood or fibre glass or plastic

0:32:320:32:37

on top of it.

0:32:370:32:39

Thomas Chippendale, at this minute in time, is rotating in his grave.

0:32:390:32:44

I can hear the coffin creaking from here, Philip.

0:32:440:32:47

That looks a lot better from the top than it does from the bottom, doesn't it?

0:32:470:32:50

It's a gamble, this, isn't it?

0:32:500:32:52

What's the ticket price on it?

0:32:520:32:54

It's 85...

0:32:540:32:55

How does 50 sound?

0:32:560:32:57

It's a very good starting point.

0:32:570:32:59

I'm working on the theory it won't be the end point,

0:32:590:33:01

but it's a very good start point.

0:33:010:33:04

I'm interested now, let's have a look and see what else we can find.

0:33:040:33:07

-Yeah.

-Let's leave Philip browsing.

0:33:070:33:08

Catherine's found Jan and her cabinet stocked full of vintage.

0:33:080:33:12

What would be really nice would be making up a lot of some sort of quite fun vintage accessories.

0:33:120:33:20

-Yes, yes.

-I like that.

0:33:200:33:23

-Disco clip.

-Disco clip.

0:33:230:33:25

It goes with Phil's kipper tie!

0:33:250:33:26

I like that.

0:33:260:33:29

Have you got another few unusual beaded bits?

0:33:290:33:32

How about that? It's a Whiting and Davis, very, very collectable.

0:33:320:33:37

They are made in the USA, very popular.

0:33:370:33:39

They started their company by making chainmail for uniforms.

0:33:390:33:44

-Oh, right.

-Or, I do have a very, very big beaded collar necklace.

0:33:440:33:49

Oh, my goodness me, yeah.

0:33:490:33:51

That's lovely, isn't it?

0:33:530:33:55

You could go to dangerous territory here,

0:33:550:33:57

and end up buying all this stuff...

0:33:570:33:58

It's because it's girlie things, it always tempts you.

0:33:580:34:01

It is, isn't it?

0:34:010:34:02

Total ticket price for these three is £65.

0:34:020:34:05

Would you do 30 for the whole lot?

0:34:050:34:07

Ooh, er...

0:34:070:34:08

OK, I will do it for 30, because I am of the school of thought

0:34:080:34:12

that I need to put vintage out there.

0:34:120:34:14

That's jolly decent of you, Jan.

0:34:140:34:16

Is there anything else we can add to it, just to

0:34:160:34:20

sort of enhance it a little bit more?

0:34:200:34:23

Another necklace?

0:34:230:34:24

How about that one?

0:34:240:34:26

A nice long strand, double-stranded.

0:34:260:34:29

Rather fine beads.

0:34:300:34:32

Can that go with it?

0:34:320:34:34

-Yes.

-So I could have this at 30.

0:34:340:34:36

Yes.

0:34:360:34:38

I think you're being very generous.

0:34:380:34:39

I think that's very kind.

0:34:390:34:41

How about this one? Little beaded purse, there we go.

0:34:410:34:45

I've got to give you a little bit more for that.

0:34:450:34:47

Can we say 35 for the lot?

0:34:470:34:49

I think we could.

0:34:490:34:50

-Is that all right?

-I think that's a smashing little lot.

0:34:500:34:53

I think that really is. Jan, you've been an absolute star.

0:34:530:34:56

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

0:34:560:34:58

-Let's leave Catherine all dressed up.

-Where's the party?

0:34:580:35:04

Philip's still with Paul, and he's got his eye on something.

0:35:040:35:07

That's interesting, Paul.

0:35:070:35:10

Yeah, it's a Masonic lodge in India.

0:35:100:35:13

I think about sort of 1890, early 1900s.

0:35:130:35:16

Have you got any other history to it?

0:35:160:35:19

They were big photographers in India, they were Madras Bangalore.

0:35:190:35:23

It's in a nice, what I call native frame.

0:35:230:35:25

You know, Indian-made frame.

0:35:250:35:27

Can we take that down and have a look at it, please?

0:35:270:35:29

-Yes, certainly.

-Let's have a look.

0:35:290:35:31

What's the best you could do that for, please?

0:35:310:35:34

35 on it.

0:35:340:35:35

I know I could do that for 20.

0:35:350:35:38

Which have you got more movement in, Paul,

0:35:380:35:40

the Masonic photograph or the retro table?

0:35:400:35:43

I couldn't go below 20 on that one, I don't think. But...

0:35:430:35:47

I was going to try and buy the two off you for, like, £55.

0:35:490:35:51

Would that work?

0:35:510:35:54

-I could do 60.

-Go on, then, I'll have a deal with you.

0:35:550:35:58

You're a gentlemen, thank you very much indeed.

0:35:580:36:00

Let me give you some money. Two, four, six.

0:36:000:36:02

There we are.

0:36:020:36:03

That's Philip's first two lots for auction.

0:36:030:36:06

Well done.

0:36:060:36:07

Meanwhile, Catherine has made her way

0:36:080:36:11

to the south-west tip of Cornwall.

0:36:110:36:13

She's meeting Professor Gareth Parry on the beautiful Porthcurno beach to

0:36:130:36:18

find out what part it played in the communications revolution of the late 1800s.

0:36:180:36:22

I've got to take my shoes off,

0:36:220:36:24

because I cannot go on sand with my shoes on.

0:36:240:36:28

You just make yourself comfortable, Catherine!

0:36:280:36:31

That feels better already.

0:36:310:36:32

So why this beach, why are we here?

0:36:320:36:35

Well, this was the landing site for the first telegraph cable that

0:36:350:36:39

connected this country with Bombay, as it was called then, in India.

0:36:390:36:43

And this was in 1870.

0:36:430:36:45

Up until that point, if you wanted to communicate between this country

0:36:450:36:49

and India, for example, it would take something like six or eight weeks.

0:36:490:36:53

-By letter?

-By sea, yeah.

0:36:530:36:56

But one man was about to change all that.

0:36:560:36:58

John Pender, a wealthy Scottish merchant,

0:36:580:37:01

had an ambition to connect the entire world with cables,

0:37:010:37:04

and this would eventually transform the way the British Empire was controlled.

0:37:040:37:08

Once the cable was installed, it went via relay stations,

0:37:090:37:13

messages could take nine minutes.

0:37:130:37:15

Pender wanted to avoid damage to his cables from shipping,

0:37:150:37:18

so he avoided ports like Falmouth

0:37:180:37:20

and instead brought his cables ashore on

0:37:200:37:23

the isolated Porthcurno beach.

0:37:230:37:25

So have we still got cables beneath our feet, now?

0:37:250:37:29

Yes, yes indeed.

0:37:290:37:30

There's the odd one or two of the old telegraph cables.

0:37:300:37:33

You may well have a cable going underneath your feet that goes

0:37:330:37:37

from Cornwall right out through the Mediterranean

0:37:370:37:40

to Japan, China and South Korea.

0:37:400:37:42

Something you would never think, while you were sitting here with

0:37:420:37:44

your ice cream, making your sand castle!

0:37:440:37:47

The original 19th-century subsea telegraph cables would emerge

0:37:470:37:50

in the cable hut,

0:37:500:37:52

where the signals were collected and taken to the telegraph station.

0:37:520:37:55

Within 50 years,

0:37:550:37:57

Porthcurno was to become the busiest telegraph station in the world.

0:37:570:38:02

So it really was the hub, wasn't it?

0:38:020:38:04

Yes. This map actually shows the cable network in 1920.

0:38:040:38:08

It really shows how the Eastern Telegraph Company that Pender formed

0:38:080:38:12

became one of the most powerful cable companies in the world.

0:38:120:38:16

Because, if you look at the map here,

0:38:160:38:18

we see red lines which indicate the routes taken by the cable networks

0:38:180:38:22

going right up to the Far East,

0:38:220:38:25

Australia, New Zealand,

0:38:250:38:26

and by this stage, Africa, South America.

0:38:260:38:29

And you can see how all the lines converge onto this one little beach.

0:38:290:38:34

What sort of messages would have been exchanged during this time?

0:38:340:38:38

Almost certainly diplomatic messages, trade, finance, commerce.

0:38:380:38:44

Pender's whole operation depended on the durability of his subsea cables.

0:38:440:38:48

If you hold that, you can see how heavy it is.

0:38:480:38:51

Oh, wow, that's really heavy.

0:38:510:38:53

Once the cables had been made, they still had to be laid,

0:38:530:38:57

and that's where Brunel's SS Great Britain came in,

0:38:570:39:00

which at that time was the largest ship in the world.

0:39:000:39:03

This was put on the ship, and I'm guessing it must have been

0:39:030:39:06

wound round lots of barrels or something?

0:39:060:39:08

They did wind it onto the decks,

0:39:080:39:10

they had what they called three tanks.

0:39:100:39:12

Then they gradually off-loaded it.

0:39:120:39:14

With the cables in place,

0:39:140:39:15

it was left to the operators to send and receive the messages.

0:39:150:39:19

This instrument is a Morse Inca.

0:39:190:39:22

And it was one of the early ways of getting a printed record

0:39:220:39:25

-of a Morse code signal.

-Right, what can I say?

0:39:250:39:29

-Help.

-Help, OK.

0:39:290:39:32

Dot, dot, dot, dash, dash, dash...

0:39:320:39:37

And three dots again.

0:39:380:39:40

-Perfect!

-You'd definitely get help with that.

0:39:400:39:42

Victorian innovation meant that the sleepy village of Porthcurno was

0:39:440:39:48

at the cutting edge of information technology.

0:39:480:39:51

Now, in the 21st-century,

0:39:510:39:53

the village is still synonymous with technology,

0:39:530:39:56

with fibre-optic cables making landfall on its beach.

0:39:560:39:59

Meanwhile, Philip is back up the coast

0:40:030:40:05

at the pretty town of Marazion,

0:40:050:40:07

famous for St Michael's Mount.

0:40:070:40:09

He's visiting his second shop, The Old Drill Hall.

0:40:090:40:13

-Hi there.

-Hello.

0:40:140:40:15

-You must be Christian.

-I am.

0:40:150:40:17

-I'm Philip, how're you?

-Very nice to meet you, very well, thank you.

0:40:170:40:19

-This is a place and a half, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:40:190:40:21

You've got some stuff in here, haven't you?

0:40:210:40:23

-Thank you.

-We better have a look around them, hadn't we?

0:40:230:40:25

-Please do.

-I like stores and outside places,

0:40:250:40:27

have you got an outside place?

0:40:270:40:30

We have a pile at the back door at the moment.

0:40:300:40:32

Let's go have a look at the pile.

0:40:320:40:34

This is... A pile outside the back door is always a good place to start, I think.

0:40:340:40:38

Better out than in, eh, Phil?!

0:40:380:40:40

Lord above!

0:40:400:40:42

These are calf feeders or something like that, aren't they?

0:40:420:40:44

I think they are, yeah.

0:40:440:40:45

If they were older, I'd be interested in those.

0:40:450:40:47

-There are some boilers at the back.

-Oh, those old galvanised tanks...

0:40:470:40:52

-Are they whole?

-I don't think there's any holes in them.

0:40:520:40:55

-We can dig them out.

-How much are they?

0:40:550:40:57

£25 each.

0:40:570:40:59

-I'm going to be a real pain now.

-OK.

-But could I have a look at those?

0:40:590:41:02

-Yeah, yeah, absolutely.

-Can I go back in and have a look round,

0:41:020:41:04

see if I can find something else,

0:41:040:41:06

and then perhaps they could miraculously...

0:41:060:41:08

-Appear on the ground?

-What a good man you are, I like you.

0:41:080:41:11

Ah, rust, Philip's favourite.

0:41:140:41:17

This gate has a £50 ticket price.

0:41:170:41:19

One to consider.

0:41:190:41:21

What else tickles his fancy?

0:41:210:41:24

-Christian!

-Hello.

0:41:240:41:25

-What've you been doing?

-Thank you for your help moving...

0:41:250:41:28

-My new best mate!

-Hey, Christian's got the measure of you, Philip.

0:41:290:41:32

-How old are these, do you think?

-To be honest, I'm not too sure.

0:41:320:41:35

I think there's a reasonable bit of age to them.

0:41:350:41:37

Perhaps '50s, are they? '50s, '60s.

0:41:370:41:39

-Are they velvet?

-Yes.

0:41:390:41:40

There's three or four pairs.

0:41:400:41:42

OK. If you paid the right money for them, that could be a deal.

0:41:420:41:46

-Did you buy these right?

-I think so.

0:41:460:41:49

-Could be interesting.

-So that's three pairs of curtains, isn't it?

0:41:490:41:53

-So how much are they?

-£100, for you.

0:41:530:41:56

For the curtains? Pull yourself together!

0:41:560:41:58

Hey, that went well.

0:41:580:42:01

I like that gate that's down there.

0:42:010:42:03

And I like the two bits of galvanised.

0:42:030:42:05

I'm looking at 60 quid for the three.

0:42:050:42:08

How's that sound?

0:42:090:42:10

-Yeah, OK.

-All right?

0:42:100:42:12

-Yeah.

-I'll shake your hand on those, I'll have those for sure, that's 60 quid bought.

0:42:120:42:16

I'm going to an auction in Bristol, and I'm thinking to myself...

0:42:160:42:19

Big houses in Bristol.

0:42:200:42:21

Curtains... I don't know.

0:42:220:42:25

-Would those come at 50?

-The curtains...

-Could come at 50 quid, could they?

0:42:250:42:29

Yeah.

0:42:290:42:30

I'm going to buy the curtains off you for £50,

0:42:300:42:32

and those other bits of fine quality antiques.

0:42:320:42:36

-Super.

-Lovely job.

0:42:360:42:37

Thank you very much. Thank you.

0:42:370:42:39

Philip has been busy, he's spent £110 on that little lot.

0:42:390:42:43

I think it's time to hit the hay.

0:42:430:42:45

Nighty night.

0:42:450:42:46

Morning, everyone. Today, Philip's in the driving seat

0:42:520:42:54

and our experts are enjoying the delights of the Cornish countryside.

0:42:540:42:58

Our experts are making their way to the first shop of the day,

0:42:590:43:02

a pretty village called The Lizard.

0:43:020:43:04

Philip is dropping Catherine off at the aptly named Lizard Antiques.

0:43:050:43:10

-Well, I need to be here.

-I'm quite envious of you here.

0:43:100:43:13

I like it when you're envious.

0:43:130:43:15

-Bad luck.

-Now, now Philip.

0:43:150:43:17

-Bye.

-Bye.

0:43:170:43:18

-Hello...

-Hello. Good morning, Catherine, welcome to The Lizard.

0:43:180:43:22

Good morning, thank you. This is jolly nice.

0:43:220:43:24

This looks really like my kind of shop,

0:43:240:43:26

lots of rusticy metal and wood and...

0:43:260:43:29

Tactile, unusual, junky things.

0:43:290:43:32

There's no shiny jewellery and silver in here, is there?

0:43:320:43:35

-No.

-Right, I'd better get to it.

0:43:350:43:37

-Yes.

-I like your bottles. They're in lovely condition, aren't they?

0:43:370:43:40

-Yes.

-The actual labels?

0:43:400:43:41

-Completely cleaned up.

-That's such an old

0:43:410:43:44

-symbol, isn't it?

-Yes.

0:43:440:43:46

I remember that, Flying Horse.

0:43:460:43:48

I think that might do better at auction, maybe.

0:43:480:43:50

Quite fun to have these.

0:43:500:43:51

I'm not looking at the prices at the moment, because it upsets me.

0:43:530:43:56

You never know, Catherine.

0:43:560:43:57

What can you do on those?

0:43:570:43:59

Well, at the moment...

0:43:590:44:01

each of them is 25, so it would be 100, wouldn't it?

0:44:010:44:05

Seeing as it's you and us girls are going to stick together,

0:44:050:44:09

I'm going to go for 40, which is a bargain, £10 each,

0:44:090:44:13

-you will definitely...

-I should do, shouldn't I?

0:44:130:44:16

-Yeah.

-And that's quite nice as well, for the bottles.

0:44:160:44:18

Seen better days.

0:44:180:44:20

-I know.

-But that's part of its charm, isn't it?

0:44:200:44:23

That's quite nice, isn't it?

0:44:230:44:25

-Are you OK with that?

-Yes.

0:44:250:44:26

I quite like that.

0:44:260:44:28

And, three shilling deposit. You might get some money back on that one.

0:44:280:44:31

And Debbie has another wooden box in the window.

0:44:310:44:35

F Dibben, I think it says, Fish Market, Poole.

0:44:350:44:38

There's absolutely no way that this is reproduced?

0:44:380:44:41

-No.

-We've got a lovely bit of woodworm there as well,

0:44:410:44:43

-which is always nice.

-Try telling that to the wood!

0:44:430:44:46

The combined ticket price for the two boxes is £107.

0:44:460:44:51

What do they look like together?

0:44:510:44:52

Can I make you an offer?

0:44:520:44:53

It would be easier, yes.

0:44:530:44:55

Can I say 65 for the whole lot?

0:44:550:44:57

-Go on, then.

-Can I?

0:44:570:44:59

Yes, let's do that. Let's shake on it.

0:44:590:45:01

I'm going to shake your hand.

0:45:010:45:02

And I suppose you want some money.

0:45:020:45:04

So that's £35 for the bottles, and 30 for the boxes.

0:45:040:45:09

Elsewhere, Phillip is heading to Falmouth on Cornwall's south coast.

0:45:110:45:15

He's got a little over £150 to spend

0:45:150:45:18

at his final shop.

0:45:180:45:19

-Hi.

-Morning.

-I'm Phil.

0:45:210:45:22

-How are you? Good to see you.

-Hi there, Cole.

0:45:220:45:24

-Cole?

-Yes.

-And this is the Little Vintage Warehouse. I'm on a mission.

0:45:240:45:27

-OK.

-I've got some money to spend.

0:45:270:45:30

In an ideal world, I'd like to spend all of it.

0:45:300:45:32

-OK, sounds good.

-OK, let's go and have a look round, see what we can see.

0:45:320:45:35

Oh, Cole, I love this.

0:45:350:45:36

How cool is that?

0:45:380:45:40

So this is a 1950s Jielde?

0:45:400:45:43

What make's that? German or Scandinavian or something.

0:45:430:45:47

Very cool thing, isn't it?

0:45:470:45:48

How much is that? Oh, £400!

0:45:480:45:51

I've got nowhere near that. Are you open to offers?

0:45:510:45:53

-Yeah, we're open to offers.

-I love that.

0:45:530:45:55

-It's a great piece.

-Right, do you want to know how much I've got?

0:45:550:45:58

-OK.

-You might not want to know how much I've got.

0:45:580:46:00

-Right.

-Go on, Philip, put the young man out of his misery.

0:46:000:46:04

I've got, to the last penny, £151.44.

0:46:040:46:10

-£150...

-51, don't forget the one.

0:46:100:46:13

-OK.

-And 44p. I'd love to buy that. Can you do anything with that?

0:46:130:46:16

In all honesty, I'd have to give Ollie a call, who's the shop owner because...

0:46:160:46:19

-Would you mind?

-No, not at all.

0:46:190:46:20

-He might throw me out.

-Hey, let's not be too dramatic, Philip.

0:46:200:46:23

-He might, yeah.

-Blimey.

0:46:230:46:25

-See what he says.

-Worth a try.

0:46:250:46:27

-Yeah, give him a go.

-OK.

-Thank you.

0:46:270:46:29

I think this is so lovely because it's just such a cool thing.

0:46:290:46:32

1950s. It's sort of got that vintagey warehouse look.

0:46:320:46:35

Anyway, Cole is trying to get through to Ollie, the owner.

0:46:350:46:38

-Hello, mate, you all right?

-Right, we're in business, Philip.

0:46:380:46:41

You know the industrial 1950s lamp

0:46:410:46:44

with the brake disk for a stand on it?

0:46:440:46:47

Yes, so you couldn't do any less than about 200.

0:46:480:46:50

-You think it'll go for 300 at auction?

-Can I have a word?

0:46:500:46:52

Phil says can he have a word with you quickly?

0:46:520:46:55

All right, I'll put you on.

0:46:550:46:56

Ollie, how are you? I desperately want to buy that but I have only got

0:46:570:47:01

left £151.44.

0:47:010:47:04

Can you do me a deal?

0:47:040:47:05

Let me just hand you back to Cole, then, you can tell him.

0:47:070:47:10

Well, Ollie's just sold Philip the Jielde lamp for the bargain price of

0:47:100:47:13

£151.44.

0:47:130:47:16

So, that's Phillip's shopping done.

0:47:160:47:19

Meanwhile, Catherine is in Redruth visiting her last shop -

0:47:210:47:25

Thornley Trading.

0:47:250:47:27

She's got £118 left to spend

0:47:270:47:29

and something has already caught her eye.

0:47:290:47:33

That is interesting, that little Deco trolley.

0:47:330:47:35

That, with some really good glasses on, some really good cocktail glasses,

0:47:350:47:40

really nice little decanters, that could look superb.

0:47:400:47:43

I can see a huge ticket on it, though, of £175.

0:47:450:47:49

It's Art Deco. It is '30s.

0:47:490:47:52

I'm going in for the kill.

0:47:520:47:53

Oh, lots of lights.

0:47:560:47:57

Hello. Do you like lights, by any chance?

0:47:570:48:00

Just a bit, yeah.

0:48:000:48:01

Hello, Catherine. And your name is?

0:48:010:48:03

-Walter.

-Hello, Walter.

0:48:030:48:05

-How are you doing?

-Fine.

0:48:050:48:06

I just had a look in the window.

0:48:060:48:08

-Your Deco...

-Trolley.

0:48:080:48:10

That you've got one hell of a price on that.

0:48:100:48:13

-Can that be...?

-It's nothing to us.

0:48:130:48:15

What do you mean? What's nothing to you?

0:48:150:48:18

Putting high prices on things.

0:48:180:48:20

Oh, that's what you do, is it? You put high prices on.

0:48:200:48:22

I'm kind of looking at £40 on that, or less.

0:48:220:48:26

I...

0:48:260:48:27

-What could you do?

-I'd let you have it for 40.

0:48:280:48:31

-Came I have a look at it?

-Absolutely.

0:48:310:48:34

It's smothered in all sorts of stuff.

0:48:340:48:36

It is. We could be here some time.

0:48:360:48:37

I'm going to take my jacket off.

0:48:370:48:39

-What am I going to do with this lot?

-What are we going to do with this?

0:48:390:48:42

What's this little bit at the end for?

0:48:420:48:44

Oh, I know. That's to put your bottles in, isn't it?

0:48:440:48:47

-Look at that.

-Look at that.

0:48:470:48:48

That's quite nice, actually, isn't it?

0:48:480:48:51

-Does it work?

-Yes.

0:48:510:48:53

SQUEAKING

0:48:550:48:56

Needs a little oil.

0:48:560:48:58

Yes, we have the movement.

0:48:580:49:00

-That's it.

-You haven't got a couple of nice little glasses, have you?

0:49:000:49:03

-To put on there.

-In one of the cabinets, I believe, yes.

0:49:030:49:06

There's some Babycham in the cupboard there.

0:49:060:49:08

There, these little glasses here?

0:49:080:49:10

Somewhere, I've got a bottle of champagne.

0:49:100:49:12

Oh, yeah, we'll have a bottle of champagne!

0:49:120:49:15

-No, it's only a dummy.

-Oh, have you?

0:49:150:49:17

Oh, yes, no, I'd love to see that, where's that?

0:49:170:49:19

-I will find it.

-How much are these glasses?

0:49:190:49:21

They've got no prices on.

0:49:210:49:22

-That's a good sign.

-Well, I'll do them a fiver each.

0:49:220:49:26

I'm creating a look here.

0:49:260:49:28

There you go, you're going to love that.

0:49:280:49:30

Oh, I do like a bottle of champagne.

0:49:300:49:32

You know what I like, don't you?

0:49:320:49:34

Don't get too excited.

0:49:340:49:36

It's only a dummy bottle, remember.

0:49:360:49:38

I tell you what, the glasses, the champagne bottle and the trolley,

0:49:380:49:43

60 the lot, and I'm amazed at my generosity.

0:49:430:49:46

-Are you?

-I am.

0:49:460:49:47

Well, because there's a few more glasses,

0:49:470:49:49

are you talking about those with it, or just those three?

0:49:490:49:51

No, you can have the other three as well. Now, that's looking fantastic.

0:49:510:49:55

It is, isn't it? Come to my party.

0:49:550:49:57

But we've got of '70s glasses here, we're going sort of '70s and '30s.

0:49:570:50:02

Can I say 50?

0:50:020:50:04

Oh, blimey.

0:50:040:50:06

55, you've got a deal.

0:50:060:50:08

-Put it there.

-Right on, we sold something.

0:50:080:50:10

Right on.

0:50:100:50:11

Yeah! And just like that, shopping is complete.

0:50:110:50:14

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you very much indeed.

0:50:140:50:17

Catherine adds her 1930s trolley with '70s glasses and champagne

0:50:170:50:20

to a fishmonger's crate,

0:50:200:50:22

together with a bottle crate,

0:50:220:50:24

automobilia glassware

0:50:240:50:27

pokerwork page turner,

0:50:270:50:29

and a collection of vintage jewellery and accessories.

0:50:290:50:32

All that lot for £160.

0:50:320:50:34

Phillip spent all of his £321.44

0:50:350:50:39

on a vintage lamp,

0:50:390:50:41

an Indian Masonic picture,

0:50:410:50:43

a retro coffee table,

0:50:430:50:45

the velvet curtains,

0:50:450:50:47

and a lot made up of a wrought iron gate,

0:50:470:50:49

with the vintage water tanks.

0:50:490:50:51

So what do they make of it all?

0:50:510:50:53

Before I saw your things, I thought I'd done really well today and I was

0:50:540:50:58

actually really chuffed with my purchases.

0:50:580:51:01

Now I've seen yours, I don't know if I'm so happy.

0:51:010:51:04

I love your bits of automobilia.

0:51:040:51:07

They are a Serrell lot.

0:51:070:51:09

At £35, there's a profit there for sure.

0:51:090:51:11

After setting off from Hayle,

0:51:130:51:14

our experts are now heading for auction in Bristol.

0:51:140:51:16

Today's sale is at one of the area's newer salerooms.

0:51:160:51:20

East Bristol Auctions have been only open for four years

0:51:200:51:24

but old hand Evan MacPherson

0:51:240:51:26

has cast his experienced eye over our pair's lots.

0:51:260:51:30

The star lot we think is the Jielde lamp.

0:51:300:51:33

Perhaps the most iconic of lights from the 20th century.

0:51:330:51:35

That should do really well and we've seen a lot of interest in that,

0:51:350:51:38

so we're excited for that one.

0:51:380:51:39

Drinks trolley, well, that's a party in a lot so you've got six Babycham

0:51:390:51:42

glasses but you've got an empty bottle of champagne for display.

0:51:420:51:45

What you really need is the bubbles and you've got the complete party.

0:51:450:51:48

Fingers crossed, then.

0:51:480:51:49

It's busy today and the auction house also accepts internet bids.

0:51:490:51:53

Experts, take your seats.

0:51:530:51:54

First up is Philip's wrought iron gate with vintage water tanks.

0:51:570:52:00

Those tanks are really cool.

0:52:000:52:01

Wax them up, great coffee tables.

0:52:010:52:04

Brilliant industrial garden planters...

0:52:040:52:06

Actually, they're really nice.

0:52:060:52:07

..coffee tables, interior tables...

0:52:070:52:09

Coffee tables, get in there!

0:52:090:52:10

Coffee tables.

0:52:100:52:12

£50 with me on the commission.

0:52:120:52:14

Do I see two or five anywhere?

0:52:140:52:16

At 50 with me.

0:52:160:52:17

No money, but with me at £50.

0:52:170:52:20

At £50 and selling...

0:52:200:52:22

Well, some lucky bidder has bagged themselves a bargain.

0:52:240:52:27

Would you like me to start lending you some money?

0:52:270:52:29

You might have to in a minute.

0:52:290:52:31

Very confident, Catherine.

0:52:310:52:33

Next up are your vintage automobilia bottles.

0:52:330:52:35

I've got interest and I can start straight away at 38 with me.

0:52:350:52:39

Do I see 40?

0:52:390:52:40

At 55 on the screen. Do I see 60 anywhere?

0:52:400:52:42

-Get in there!

-She's punching me!

-Keep going!

0:52:420:52:45

60, thank you. Anyone in the room? At £60 on my screen.

0:52:450:52:47

Oh, look, Phil, look!

0:52:470:52:50

-70!

-At £70, do I see five anywhere?

0:52:500:52:52

At £70.

0:52:520:52:53

-Five, there we go.

-75!

0:52:530:52:55

One more will take it.

0:52:550:52:56

Be sure. £75.

0:52:560:52:59

-I'm so happy for her.

-Are we done?

0:52:590:53:01

-Sold.

-Well, Catherine's off on a flyer.

0:53:030:53:06

Let's see if Philip can get back to winning ways

0:53:060:53:09

with his velvet curtains.

0:53:090:53:10

I've got commission interest all over the place

0:53:100:53:13

and I can start at 70 with me.

0:53:130:53:14

-Well done.

-70 with me. 75 with me.

0:53:140:53:18

With me at 75. 80. Five with me.

0:53:180:53:21

-Five with me.

-90.

0:53:210:53:22

-90!

-95, with me still. At 95.

0:53:220:53:26

And I've got more on them at 95.

0:53:260:53:28

Are we done at £95?

0:53:280:53:30

-Sort of OK, isn't it?

-That's more than OK, Philip.

0:53:320:53:35

You've drawn a handsome profit out of that sale.

0:53:350:53:37

Next up is Catherine's vintage jewellery collection, but bad news,

0:53:370:53:40

the disco hair clip has been lost.

0:53:400:53:44

To make things fair, if this lot sells for less than what she paid,

0:53:440:53:48

we'll pay Catherine back the original £35 purchase price.

0:53:480:53:51

How's that?

0:53:510:53:53

Start me at £50 for those, please.

0:53:530:53:55

Start me at £30, then.

0:53:570:53:59

Oh, no. Wrong day for jewellery.

0:53:590:54:02

Any love at £20?

0:54:020:54:03

20 on the screen, thank you.

0:54:030:54:05

Surely, wake up to this. Take a look at them, that is beautiful.

0:54:050:54:08

22. Asking four.

0:54:080:54:10

-Oh, no.

-Four? At £24.

0:54:100:54:12

Be sure...

0:54:120:54:15

That's a loss of £11, but, as promised,

0:54:150:54:19

we're going to return Catherine's initial purchase price of £35.

0:54:190:54:23

Right, Philip's Indian Masonic photo's next.

0:54:230:54:26

Someone start me at £50 for that, please.

0:54:260:54:29

40 and away, then.

0:54:290:54:30

-It's going the wrong way.

-Yeah.

0:54:300:54:32

Any luck with 35?

0:54:320:54:34

Start me at 20, then, and see where we get to.

0:54:340:54:37

20 on the screen, thank you.

0:54:370:54:38

Any advance on 20?

0:54:380:54:39

Come on, let's see where we get to.

0:54:390:54:40

22 now. Come back, four.

0:54:400:54:41

Four, thank you. Asking six.

0:54:410:54:43

26 now. Still no money.

0:54:430:54:46

I'm surprised, that's a good thing.

0:54:460:54:47

Do I see eight anywhere? At 26, and selling.

0:54:470:54:50

Blimey, a lucky buyer is going home happy.

0:54:510:54:54

What can Catherine's pokerwork page turner do?

0:54:540:54:57

Start me at £40 for that, please.

0:54:570:54:59

-Oh, no.

-Start me at £20, then.

0:54:590:55:01

20, surely. 20, 20.

0:55:010:55:02

20 on the screen. Thank you.

0:55:020:55:04

At £20 do I see two?

0:55:040:55:06

-Are we done?

-Keep going!

0:55:060:55:08

I didn't want to work with her, I really didn't want to work with her.

0:55:080:55:11

At £20...

0:55:110:55:12

Anita Manning, she'd have been lovely. Anybody.

0:55:120:55:15

Thomas Plant in a dress, that would have been fine for me.

0:55:150:55:18

Crikey, that's turned a whopping profit for Catherine.

0:55:180:55:21

Now it's time for Philip's retro table.

0:55:210:55:24

Someone start me at £50 for that, please.

0:55:240:55:26

50.

0:55:260:55:27

Start me at 30, then, let's see where we get to.

0:55:270:55:30

Oh, dear, dear, dear.

0:55:300:55:31

Surely £30.

0:55:310:55:32

£30.

0:55:320:55:33

At £30.

0:55:330:55:36

Looks like it's in Poland at £30.

0:55:360:55:38

Or Portugal! £30.

0:55:380:55:39

It's like the Eurovision Song Contest, isn't it?

0:55:390:55:41

Portugal, nul points.

0:55:410:55:43

Never mind, Philip.

0:55:430:55:44

At least someone in Portugal liked your table.

0:55:440:55:47

And to all our Portuguese viewers, I'd just like to say thank so

0:55:470:55:50

much for that.

0:55:500:55:51

Right, here's Catherine's crates.

0:55:510:55:54

Start me at £40 for those two, please.

0:55:540:55:55

40. Start me at £30, then, see where we get to.

0:55:550:56:00

30, 30, 30 on my screen.

0:56:000:56:01

-You're all right.

-Thank you, do I see two anywhere?

0:56:010:56:03

-Oh, come on.

-At £30.

0:56:030:56:04

I can see you hovering. Two and four, thank you.

0:56:040:56:06

-Asking six.

-It's a bit of profit.

0:56:060:56:09

Six. 38, now.

0:56:090:56:10

-Come on, one more.

-Are we done?

0:56:100:56:12

Are you sure? 38.

0:56:120:56:13

That's another profit for Catherine

0:56:150:56:17

and her drinks tray with glasses is up next.

0:56:170:56:19

Start me at £80.

0:56:190:56:21

Nice little lot, that.

0:56:210:56:23

-Come on.

-50 and away.

0:56:230:56:25

50. 50 on the net.

0:56:250:56:26

Thank you, at £50.

0:56:260:56:27

Do I see 55? Now 60.

0:56:270:56:29

That's 60, asking five.

0:56:290:56:31

That's a lovely little lot, people.

0:56:310:56:33

-We've got £60.

-Please!

-At £60.

0:56:330:56:35

Come on. That could have been so good.

0:56:350:56:40

Someone's going to be cracking open the bubbly.

0:56:400:56:42

Philip's last lot is the Jielde lamp.

0:56:420:56:45

-I am really in love with that lamp.

-I don't want to sell it.

0:56:450:56:48

You don't want to sell it?

0:56:480:56:50

-No, I want to take it home.

-I've got loads of interest, unsurprisingly.

0:56:500:56:53

I can start with me at 150.

0:56:530:56:56

Do I see 160?

0:56:560:56:57

-160.

-170 with me.

0:56:570:56:59

-180. 190 with me.

-Brilliant.

0:56:590:57:02

200. 220 with me.

0:57:020:57:04

Still no money. 240, sir.

0:57:040:57:05

250. 260 with you, sir.

0:57:050:57:07

Do I see 280 anywhere?

0:57:070:57:09

At 260.

0:57:090:57:10

-Well done.

-Do I see 280?

0:57:100:57:12

280 against you.

0:57:120:57:13

300, sir. No, shakes his head.

0:57:130:57:15

-Oh, my goodness.

-280.

0:57:150:57:16

Are we done at 280?

0:57:160:57:17

Very well done.

0:57:190:57:20

-Well done.

-Philip's ended on a high note with that whopping profit.

0:57:200:57:24

-Well done.

-Better go, hadn't we?

0:57:240:57:26

Come on.

0:57:260:57:27

Well, that's our experts' fourth auction completed.

0:57:280:57:31

Let's see how they're faring.

0:57:310:57:33

Catherine started off with £223.42.

0:57:330:57:36

After paying her auction costs, she's made a profit of £26.96,

0:57:360:57:41

leaving her with a princely £250.38 to spend next time.

0:57:410:57:46

Philip started off with £321.44.

0:57:470:57:50

After paying auction costs, he's made a profit of £72.98,

0:57:500:57:55

leaving him a handsome £394.42 to splash on the final leg.

0:57:550:58:02

You did well.

0:58:020:58:03

Well, I think I deserve a chauffeur.

0:58:030:58:05

Oh, go on, then.

0:58:050:58:06

But a chauffeur like me?

0:58:070:58:09

I'm prepared to take the risk.

0:58:090:58:10

-Are you?

-Life is all about taking a risk.

0:58:100:58:13

Off to the races we go.

0:58:130:58:15

Goodbye, then.

0:58:150:58:16

Next time on Antique's Road Trip...

0:58:170:58:19

It's our experts' final leg.

0:58:190:58:22

You buy biscuit tins, I buy biscuit tins.

0:58:220:58:25

And the competition is hotting up.

0:58:250:58:27

Phil, this is the best shop ever.

0:58:270:58:29

But Philip's taking it all in his stride.

0:58:290:58:32

Our antiques odyssey with Catherine Southon and Philip Serrell has them pootling the old Citroen through the West Country and heading for the Cornish coastline. True to form, Phil catches a local fisherman to barter for some marine antiquities before heading deep underground to see some local history.

Catherine aims for Porthcurno to see first-hand the incredible cables that stretch from this little village, along the seabed, to South America, Australia and India.