Episode 17 Antiques Road Trip


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Episode 17

Antiques experts travel across the country. With only a few pounds separating them, Raj Bisram and James Braxton embark on a buying spree on the beautiful Isle of Wight.


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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts, with £200 each...

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I want something shiny.

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

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-I like a rummage!

-I can't resist.

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The aim? To make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.

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Why do I always do this to myself?

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-There'll be worthy winners...

-Give us a kiss!

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-..and valiant losers.

-Stick 'em up!

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

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Onwards and upwards!

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-..or the slow road to disaster?

-Take me home!

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This is Antiques Road Trip!

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Yeah!

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Today we're enjoying the island life on the beautiful Isle of Wight,

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in the company of castaways Raj Bisram and James Braxton!

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Raj, this is such a lovely island, it's so lush, isn't it?

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This green and pleasant land.

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Positioned just five miles from the Hampshire coast,

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and blessed with a mild climate, the island was beloved by

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Queen Victoria and also played upon by Jimi Hendrix.

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Another bonus for our fellows.

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In the style of Mick Jagger...

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Yep, auctioneer James from Sussex does love his rock.

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He's also a bit of a wicker man!

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Anatomically, it's beyond reproach, isn't it?

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While his rival Raj, a keen competitor from Kent...

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We're moving in for the kill now.

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..is an auctioneer who's particularly fond of the

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classic blues rock stylings of band Free.

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-All right!

-Wow!

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Free were here in the late '60s for a couple of the legendary

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Isle of Wight Pop Festivals.

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Raj and James only arrived on the island this morning and already

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have had a good first auction to kick off this week's tour.

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Not bad at all, not bad at all.

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As well as muscling into the lead,

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Raj has also made a crafty start to his next lot of shopping...

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-Where's he gone?

-..picking up this old petrol can

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over a pre-auction lunch.

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Let's shake hands.

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James began with £200, and has thus far increased it to...

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Whilst Raj, who started out with the same sum,

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has a little bit more at...

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Now minus £5 for the fuel can, of course.

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Lovely island, lovely people, lovely livestock!

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Oh, and did I mention Cowes Week?

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After kicking off in the West Country at Bath,

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our experts are a-roving in their Renault Caravelle before tootling

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up to the Midlands and then coming back home to Somerset at Binegar.

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Fresh from the auction, we'll be starting in the village of

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Wootton Bridge, and then doing all our shopping on the island,

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then heading back to the mainland and an auction at Frome.

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Wow!

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Back in the summer of '69, I remember it well,

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the fields around Wootton were the venue for the second

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Isle Of Wight Festival, featuring Bob Dylan and The Band!

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Ah, looks like our chaps have arrived!

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James, I can't get out! Could you let me out? This door's stuck.

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It's always... That's half the battle, isn't it?

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Anyway, the early bird catches the worm, as they say.

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-James?

-Raj, come on.

-James?

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-I've got to get ahead, mate.

-That's not cricket!

-Bye!

-James!

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I think he's panicking because they've only got time for

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-this one shop today.

-Hello. James.

-Hello, my name's Andrew.

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Hello, good to meet you, Andrew, and who's this young man?

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-My name's Alan.

-Alan, very good. Now who's going to be looking after me?

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-Me.

-Come away, Andrew, let's go.

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-Better late, eh, Raj?

-Hello there.

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I would have been here earlier, but, er, James locked me in the car.

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-Show me to some bargains.

-Walk this way.

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Housed in a rustic barn, this is a big old place.

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Plenty of quirky collectables on offer.

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Now, what's this Andrew's found for James?

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-That's quite a useful thing, an egg separator, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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How have I lived without an egg separator? Do not know.

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Moving on...

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-So is this your stand?

-Yes, this is me.

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You did well to find a unicorn, didn't you?

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Yeah, there's not many left now.

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James is keeping Andrew close.

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And as for Raj and Alan...

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I like buying things that are unusual, a bit quirky...

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..and cheap.

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-OK.

-OK?

-That's very quirky, that trolley. Quite retro.

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It reminds me of a medical trolley.

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It does look quite medical cos it's white.

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I mean, retro's in, definitely, retro is in,

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but I've got a funny feeling that the medical look about it

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isn't going to help it sell, so, anything else?

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What about boxes?

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-Do you like wooden boxes?

-As long as they're not coffins.

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Ah, pokerwork!

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That's quite a nice box.

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It is quite nice, I have to say, it is quite nice.

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Has a note inside explaining some of the work on the box.

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This says about the coat of arms, between Spain and Austria...

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Which are on the sides, if you look.

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-I have to say, I do like it, it's a little bit different.

-Yes.

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Yeah, no, it's lovely.

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The ticket price, however, is £150.

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Alan, I'm going to think about this. I do like it.

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-What might be the best on it?

-I could go down to £90.

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I kind of would want to pay £50 for it.

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That's a bit too less for me, I can't let it go for 50, I'm afraid.

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Negotiations are ongoing.

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One bald man to another, right,

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-I'm sure we can come up with a deal.

-I'm sure we can.

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There must be that much testosterone in this room between us.

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Yeah, let's not think about that.

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Look, James has gone solo. And what has he unearthed here?

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So this is quite a nice item. This, you know, commonly known as...

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-It works well!

-..three tier sort of cake stand.

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You know, it's quite fashionable these days to go out for tea,

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isn't it? And this one is, you know, quite fun.

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It's wrought iron and copper and often they were folding

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so you can fold them and put them by the side because they would

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normally have sort of porcelain plates.

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These are unusual with copper.

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Anyway, there you are. I'm not going to buy it.

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So long, the cake tower. Now, what's Raj after?

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-I've noticed that box. There's a military box there.

-OK.

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A bit of militaria. There's always militaria collectors about.

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It's got £24 on it but it's quite unusual and I was thinking of...

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-..offering 15.

-OK.

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-I'd have to ask the dealer if he'd accept 15 on that one.

-Would you?

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Somebody can make a phone call for you and see if he'll accept.

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-Very kind. Would you do that?

-Certainly.

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And while you're going over there,

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just give it a little bit of thought about your pokerware box.

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He is busy. Come on, James. Get stuck in, mate.

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-Can I look in this one?

-Certainly.

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Look at these. I've always quite liked these.

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-These funny go-to-beds, aren't they?

-Go-to-beds.

-Yeah.

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So you keep the match in there, a load of matches in there.

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Beautifully made. That's like a capstan isn't it? I suppose.

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Like a ship's capstan. So it's got a nautical feel to it here.

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Strike it on the base like that,

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put it in the top and then off you walked upstairs.

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That's rather fun, isn't it? 35 quid.

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It's a bit damaged for me though. Can I look in here?

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-Can I look at the vase?

-Yeah.

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A specimen glass with a silver top.

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-That's quite sweet.

-I think he likes it.

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Look at that. Just tried it there, just to make sure it was all sound.

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Has anybody told you you look quite similar to Elton John, Andrew?

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-Has anybody told you that?

-They have, actually.

-Have they?

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Yeah, like a pre-furnished Elton John.

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What could that be? Is that, sort of...

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I don't want to be rude but could that be eight quid?

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-I could go with ten.

-Ten.

-Yeah.

-What about in the middle?

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-Just under, you know, it's quite nice. Nine.

-OK then.

-Could you?

-Yep.

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-Go on. There we are, well done.

-Thank you.

-Well done, Elton.

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-You've done a very good job.

-They got the Dwight price!

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-Any developments anywhere else?

-Have you managed to get hold of him?

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Yes, I've spoken to him and he's agreed £15 is a fine price.

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-I'm happy with £15. Can we shake on it?

-Definitely.

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Fantastic. Thank you very much indeed.

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Also, have you given it a little bit of thought about the pokerwork box?

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Yes, I have. What did you offer me again?

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I offered you 50, which is what I think it would make at auction.

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Could you do £60 on it?

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I tell you what, OK, you've got something else in there...

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-OK.

-All right? Which you've only got £10 on it.

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It's a bit quirky. The pulley dog.

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You know, the little pulley dog you got a tenner on?

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-The one on the wheels?

-OK, yeah.

-How about 60 quid for the two items?

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-Done.

-We've got a deal.

-Definitely.

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Fantastic. Thank you very much indeed.

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-So that's £75 for two boxes and a vintage toy pooch.

-Fantastic.

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And just £9 for James's vase.

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-A full £10.

-Thank you very much.

-And change.

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Oh, very kind of you. Thank you.

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-It's been great fun. Thank you. Bye.

-Bye.

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Time to hit the road.

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And nighty-night.

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It's day two of our trip to the holiday isle and thoughts are

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already turning to their Somerset auction.

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You want to be buying anything connected with cider and cheese.

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-Raj, I'm not listening to you.

-Quite right!

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Last time they bought nauticalia to the Isle of Wight,

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and that proved a flop.

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Fine to take an interest though.

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The first-ever hovercraft was made on the island. Ah!

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That's more like it.

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They're motoring towards their first shop of the day

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in the town of Shanklin.

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A Victorian seaside resort with a lovely esplanade

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and some "craaazy" golf.

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Shanklin really is quite a spot...

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-Good luck. Don't be too lucky.

-Yeah. Thank you.

-Au revoir.

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..and still terribly popular with tourists.

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-Today it's Raj's turn to play a visit.

-Nice to see you.

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-To see you nice.

-Nice to see you.

-I'm Raj.

-John.

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-John, nice to meet you.

-Hi, I'm Sally.

-Hi, Sally.

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-I'm going to start off with one question.

-Right.

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What is the most unusual thing you think you've got in your shop?

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-I rather like my powder horn.

-A very safe place to keep your gunpowder.

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No metal means there's no accidental sparks or destinations.

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It's a marriage peace.

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There is the couple and there we have 1792, William Rudd.

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-Now, that is a gorgeous piece.

-Wow!

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The ticket price is £2,500.

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-Look at the condition of it.

-Absolutely.

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The colour's still in the sails.

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I mean, it's in fantastic condition, isn't it?

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Oh, yes, all very nice but Raj

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will definitely not be taking it to the Frome auction.

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So what else has John got to tempt him?

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I mean, there's lots of antiques here but what's really nice is

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there's some beautiful Isle of Wight glass.

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Now, I don't know a lot about Isle of Wight glass but I do know

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that studio glass is going to be very, very collectable

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in the future and there's some beautiful designs here.

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But, look. Look over here. This is beautiful. Big name.

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I've got to get this out. This is stunning. Royal Doulton.

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Which most people wouldn't associate with Royal Doulton, but this is

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what is called a flambe design

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and it's a flambe-patterned bottleneck vase.

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Everybody buys those figurines that you see.

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Royal Doulton figurines, you see them in every antiques shop

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around the country, and you also see the harvest ware, the brown glaze.

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But this, I believe, is the thing to be buying.

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It's priced extremely reasonably at the moment

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and it's getting rarer and rarer to find.

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Maybe so, but £195 puts that beyond him too.

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So if we rule out local interest and cheese...

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-I've noticed that you've got a lot of Meccano here.

-Yes.

-Expensive?

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It won't be too bad actually. It's a massive collection I bought.

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-Give me an idea, John, what you are looking for?

-I'd say about 70.

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I'm no Meccano expert, I have to tell you that.

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But I would be, you know...

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My gut feeling tells me I'd be estimating the whole lot at £40-80.

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I would happily give you the bottom end of my estimate, £40.

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£40. Could you go 45?

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What do you think?

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I think with a smile like that

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and such a lovely shop I'm not going to quibble over five pounds.

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-We have a deal. Thank you very much indeed.

-Appreciate that.

-Thank you.

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-Quite a lot for your money, Raj.

-One other thing.

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I bought a box, a military box,

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and I've noticed that you've got some medals down here

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and it would be nice for me to throw some medals in the box.

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-Is there anything you can do to help?

-Three for a tenner?

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How many can you give me for a fiver?

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-I'll give you three for a fiver as you've already spent 45.

-Fantastic.

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-Another deal.

-Wonderful.

-Thank you.

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-So, £50 for John.

-That's lovely. Thanks very much indeed.

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Thank you very much.

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And with that, Raj is off in search of his next shop.

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Now, where has James motored to? He can't have gone far, it's an island!

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Taking our route north towards the interior village of Arreton

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to find out about the fascinating maritime history of the island.

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-Hello, James.

-Hello, hello.

-Welcome to the Shipwreck Centre.

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Professional diver Martin Woodward established this museum almost

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40 years ago to exhibit some of the treasures

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he's rescued from the deep.

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Gold doubloons, pieces of eight...

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-Have you discovered some?

-Yes, I have.

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I've been very lucky in my career

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that I've recovered pretty much everything.

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Film star looks!

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Aristotle described the diving bell, and this contraption,

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the first fully enclosed suit, dates from 1710.

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But it took some British brothers to provide the breakthrough.

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The Dean brothers were the first helmet divers and they

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developed it as a smoke helmet to actually go into farm buildings

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to actually recover people.

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-I see. So fire brigades.

-Yeah.

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Going into barns and saving lives. So, going underwater.

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In 1829, they did the first recovery of commercial cargo

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off the Isle of Wight.

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They recovered these copper ingots, called a plate ingot.

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-You know, roughly cast.

-Yeah. Just roughly cast.

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Bear in mind the ship was only just sunk below the surface

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so he could put a ladder down and climb down there

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and he made these wonderful diagrams.

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That sounds like easy coal, doesn't it?

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Of course, they were very popular with the East India Company

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and whoever else wanted cargo recovered.

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Now, copper ingots are all very well

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but they don't really set the pulse racing.

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The brothers pulled that off a few years later.

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This is more valuable to me than a gold doubloon or a piece of eight

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is this was actually recovered by John Dean

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-in 1836 from the Mary Rose...

-Really?

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Because some fishermen got their gear caught on this wreck,

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John Dean went over to help them out and he recovered this piece of wood.

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So it predates the Mary Rose actually being recovered in 1981.

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But the sinking of 'Enry VIII's famous battleship in 1545

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was merely one of the better-known wrecks

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that have occurred around the island.

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Am I right in saying that this southern isle

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is also known as the Shipwreck Isle?

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It is, it faces a vast expanse of water and we always talk

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about lee shores, which is the shore where the ships got driven

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onto by the prevailing wind, which was south-west.

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If you go in a straight line from the south-west side of the

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Isle of Wight the next thing you get is South America.

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As a result of that, there's probably 1,000 wrecks

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-in that one 14-mile section.

-Really?

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-And 2,000 wrecks around the whole Isle of Wight.

-Goodness.

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-You're in the right place, aren't you?

-Yeah.

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Over the years, the Shipwreck Isle has also been the Smuggling Isle

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and even the Pirate Isle, with the centre able to display

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many recovered examples of their stock in trade.

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-These are the classic pieces of eight.

-Pieces of eight.

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A lot of people think pieces of eight are gold.

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They're not. They're silver.

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But as long as the weight was correct,

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it didn't matter what shape it came out.

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The South American mines, Mexico, Peru, Lima,

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they were churning out millions of these.

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The Spanish mined huge quantities of this

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and shipped it back for international trade.

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And besides all that diving for booty, there's also been an awful

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lot of bravery displayed by the islanders over the years

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as they've attempted to rescue the crews of those wrecked ships.

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We've actually got the oldest surviving RNLI lifeboat,

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-it was our Bembridge lifeboat from 1887 to 1902.

-Really?

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Fantastic old boat, and they were always there,

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prepared to help their fellow mariners.

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And before lifeboats, how did you help a ship in peril?

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Well, these people, the longshoremen in their small fishing boats,

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went off and risked their own lives to help people who were on wrecks,

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and there's endless stories back on the island

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where there was acts of heroism regularly.

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From 1860 onwards, they put a lifeboat there

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to carry on that good work.

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And this was all done with people with oars.

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I've rowed those old lifeboats.

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I have rowed that one we've got on the front here and every time I pull

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one of those oars I think, "My God,

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-"those guys were tough in those days."

-They were tough.

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Fortunately, I knew some that rowed that very boat and they told me

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stories about going out, soaking wet for hours, coming back exhausted.

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Meanwhile, staying firmly on dry land,

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although with a nice sea view,

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Raj has made his way to the far west of the island and Freshwater,

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noted for its cliffs,

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the 1970 performance of this maestro and the fact that the poet laureate

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Alfred Lord Tennyson also lived around here.

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-Hello there.

-Hi.

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-You must be Val.

-I certainly am.

-Hello, I'm Raj.

-Nice to meet you.

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Lovely to meet you too.

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Plenty tucked away in here with something of an eastern flavour,

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as well as items from closer to home.

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These are really lovely. They are quite unique to the Isle of Wight.

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They do these sand pictures and sand sculptures.

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What a lovely present to take back from the Isle of Wight,

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these beautiful sand pictures. I mean, some of them are gorgeous.

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Very sustainable too.

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Although there's always the nautical option, of course.

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I mean, this is great. These are a set of signal flags. Oh, man.

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I should consider buying these. These are lovely.

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I don't think I've seen a set before.

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I mean, they have no great age to them,

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they're not antique or anything but what a lovely thing to own!

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I don't see him saluting it just yet, though.

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Now, James, lest we forget,

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has thus far parted with a mere £9 on the island

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as he heads to the resort of Ventnor.

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Famously sunny, although not today, sadly.

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-Hello.

-Hello, James. Welcome to Ventnor.

-Hello.

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Thank you very much indeed.

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Jackie's shop seems to be a mix of traditional antiques,

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local art and the odd curio.

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This looks rather smart. What's this?

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One of these funny mouthpieces or something?

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"Edwardian speaking tube".

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I'm not sure I've ever seen an Edwardian speaking tube.

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As used in ships, offices and even posh cars.

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-So you've got a whistle as well.

-WHISTLE SOUNDS

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And then you just... Hello!

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-God, it's a beautifully made object, isn't it?

-It is, yes. 1910.

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-Almost snakelike.

-Interesting start.

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What can Jackie recommend though?

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-I can see something.

-There we are. You see?

-Daum of Nancy.

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The Daum studio in the French city of Nancy

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was one of the great names of Art Nouveau glass.

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-Beautifully tactile.

-It is, yes.

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-What could that be?

-I can do that for £45.

-£45.

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Well, I think that is potentially...

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I think I'd be all over that really because it is actually an antique.

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It is, yes.

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-Yep, brownie points for that.

-Lovely colour.

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-You can imagine that somewhere. Well, that's interesting.

-Very.

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I think he might be back.

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Plus, there's apparently a bit of a bargain department here.

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-This is more your house clearance side.

-This is the boys' shed.

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We've got a sort of barometer here with a sliding scale.

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Chromium plated.

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It's an aneroid barometer so it works on a spring.

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Hey, good news - set fair.

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-How much have you got on it, Jackie?

-That can be £15.

-£15.

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-That is... I'm definitely going to buy that.

-OK.

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So, £15 for that and 45 for the Daum. I think my work is done here.

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With barometer and bowl for a total of £60.

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-Thank you very much. Thank you.

-Thank you. Well, thank you.

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No, thank you. Thank you. James is now up to speed.

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# If you go down to Freshwater today... #

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The two teddies. Could I have a little look at them?

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Of course you can.

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What's happened to this one then? Poor little thing.

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I don't know anything about them, just that they're sort of quite sad.

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They are. I bought one of these,

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about the same period, a little pull toy...

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-He's right. Splendid fellow.

-..and these would go lovely with it.

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-Yes, lovely. No price, though.

-Give me an idea.

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How much do you want to pay?

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-You shouldn't be asking me something like that.

-I know!

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I was thinking about £30.

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-Mm.

-Why the long pause, Val?

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I've had them in the shop for ages and I've had, actually,

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a couple of people wanting to buy them off me and I've always said no.

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You're not going to say no to me, are you, Val?

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Would you go to 40?

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-Val, without a question of a doubt I will go to £40.

-OK.

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-Let's shake hands on it. Thank you so much.

-Picnic, chaps?

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-Come on, you babies.

-Nighty-night.

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At least they've got a teddy each.

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So, day three of our Isle of Wight mini break.

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But they're not just here for the Ryde. Who writes it?

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James, I think you need to go and do some shopping.

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-I'm going to have to drop you off.

-Busy, busy, busy, eh?

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Especially Raj, who started with that fuel can and hasn't stopped,

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picking up some Meccano, a pokerwork box,

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a military box and some medals,

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plus a pull-along dog and two teddy bears...

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You're not going to say no to me are you, though, Val?

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..leaving him with just under £90.

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While James has thus far plumped for a Daum bowl,

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a barometer and a glass vase.

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Has anybody told you you look quite similar to Elton John?

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Leave his back alone!

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Meanwhile, he still has over 150 left in his wallet.

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I've got to dig deep. A little thought has got to go into this.

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He's feeling the pressure.

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Later they'll be rolling onto the ferry and heading off to an auction

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in Somerset at Frome, but our first stop is in the village of Chale.

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Well, that's - whoops-a-daisy! - where James is supposed to be headed

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but it looks like this car-boot sale may have caught his eye.

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Lordy, watch out, girls!

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A glorious day but everybody's packing up now so I'll have to work

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very quickly around this one and try and find a bargain.

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Bless it, it's a Bambi. Look at that.

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It must have kicked off hours ago. Better get a move on, James.

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Hello. What's this? What's your log basket?

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-It's a log basket.

-It's a log basket.

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It's lovely. It's Dutch in style, isn't it? These boxes?

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So you have them by the fire and these were all the sort of

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tortuous things that you would have in the room.

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These were the things that people had to polish, weren't they?

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So it's made of brass so it's embossed brass with scenes

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after the Dutch masters.

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This is an inn scene here, and they require

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-a lot of polishing and nobody really wants to polish now.

-Wet wipes.

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-Is that the secret? Wet wipes?

-Wet wipes are the future.

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You heard it here first.

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These are all the things packed away, are they? Onward ho!

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I think we could do without the barometer, couldn't we?

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Looking at 20 quid, the lot.

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-And if I didn't want the contents, how much would the box be?

-Tenner.

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-Tenner.

-Sometimes it helps to be the last customer.

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-What time did you get here this morning?

-Quarter past eight.

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Quarter past eight, well done.

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-Good day?

-Not too bad, thank you.

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Even better if you get that for a tenner.

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-How about five?

-Cheeky monkey!

-I am a cheeky monkey.

-How about 12?

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Hold on, hold on. Reverse psychology.

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I'll meet you in the middle. Eight.

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-Eight pounds.

-Thank you. Thank you very much indeed.

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And take all the clutter out, won't you?!

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He is cheeky.

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ALL LAUGH

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Well, that was well worth an unofficial stopover -

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and, while James sorts out the fine detail...

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..Raj is behind the wheel...

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Here we go, come on - up this hill.

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..manfully coping with the topography.

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Come on, baby, let's go.

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I think he's talking to the car, on the way back to Freshwater

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to find out about pioneering photographer

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and island resident Julia Margaret Cameron.

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-Hi, there. I'm Raj.

-Hi, Raj. I'm Rachel.

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-Nice to meet you.

-Welcome to Julia Margaret Cameron's home.

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-Can I show you around?

-You certainly can.

-Excellent.

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So, when did she actually live here?

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She first came to Freshwater in about 1860.

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She was visiting her great friend Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the poet,

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who lived just up the road at Farringford.

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She liked it so much she bought a house,

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and she lived here for about the next 15 years.

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In 1863, at the age of 48, Cameron was given her first camera -

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a bit like this one - by her daughter, to "keep her occupied"...

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This is the first gallery we're going to look at.

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..but she took her new hobby very seriously,

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and, within a short time,

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the highly unconventional photographs she created here

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were making waves.

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She has a...a definite... There's a feel about her work.

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-You can see it, can't you? It stands out.

-Absolutely,

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and she really does establish her own style of photography.

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These really dramatically lit, heavily staged portraits

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are not something that anyone else is doing at this time.

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Although nowadays she is acknowledged as hugely influential,

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Cameron's pictures were often criticised by contemporaries,

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who insisted that photography

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was for scientific documentation, and not art.

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She's not bothered about the convention of being precise,

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and people were not happy

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about the way in which she was fine with it being out of focus,

0:27:110:27:15

that she was fine with there being sort of drips and fingerprints

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and little bits of wrongness in the photograph.

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So, everything didn't need to be perfect, in her eyes.

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-Absolutely not.

-She almost wanted it to be like this.

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Absolutely, and that's the thing. Perhaps the blurriness

0:27:270:27:30

-is really what makes it a great image.

-Yeah.

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However, her portraits were very warmly received

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by the painters of the Pre-Raphaelite movement,

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and she responded by capturing many of their likenesses.

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Also, of course, images of her famous neighbour and friend.

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This is not just a portrait of Alfred Tennyson,

0:27:460:27:49

the great poet of the day,

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it's a creative expression of his bohemian-ness,

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as she perceived it to be and she was a huge fan of his.

0:27:550:27:59

Cameron shrewdly copyrighted her images,

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and she was keen to see them exhibited.

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There are some more pictures in the next gallery if you'd like to...

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-Oh, I'd love to see them. Yes.

-Fantastic.

-After you.

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Although her portraits include many significant historical figures,

0:28:090:28:13

like this image of Charles Darwin,

0:28:130:28:15

Cameron's work was about much more than Victorian celebrity.

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She took many, many pictures of different kinds of people.

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This one here, for example, is her maid, Mary Hillier,

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and she's photographed Mary more than any other individual person.

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She also took photographs of local children, local people,

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anybody that she felt was interesting and could serve a role

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in the creative image she was trying to make.

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I think her legacy is really the case that she made

0:28:410:28:45

for photography to be considered an art form.

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She's paved the way for every art photographer who's come since.

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Meanwhile, further along the coast,

0:28:550:28:57

back at the village of Chale - as in kale -

0:28:570:29:00

James has finally turned up at his intended destination.

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Not that it's obviously a shop.

0:29:040:29:07

-Hello, Nina.

-Hello.

-Hello. Who's this?

0:29:070:29:09

This is Buckley.

0:29:090:29:10

Buckley, Buckley. Cor, what a big a boy!

0:29:100:29:13

So, why Buckley?

0:29:130:29:15

-He was born on Christmas Day.

-Yeah.

0:29:150:29:18

We named him after Jeff Buckley, the Hallelujah tune.

0:29:180:29:21

The Hallelujah tune.

0:29:210:29:23

Down, boy! This collie's got a bone to bury.

0:29:230:29:26

After you.

0:29:260:29:28

So, it's just Nina and James to explore within,

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where a good old nose could come in handy.

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That's a light fitting and a half, isn't it?

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Yeah. Bargain vision's what's required.

0:29:370:29:40

-I like that.

-Well, I got that the other day.

-Did you?

0:29:400:29:42

-Yeah.

-Ooh, fresh goods. That's what I like to see.

0:29:420:29:44

-Yeah, but it's not for sale.

-Why?

-Cos it's in the...

0:29:440:29:46

-Everything's for sale.

-..part of the display.

-Come on.

0:29:460:29:48

-How much for the carboy?

-It's not for sale.

0:29:480:29:50

Of course it is.

0:29:500:29:52

Relax, I'm sure there's plenty that is.

0:29:520:29:55

-What are the boards here?

-Oh, that is a great big long painting,

0:29:550:30:00

and it takes up the whole wall.

0:30:000:30:02

-And what is it of?

-London Bridge.

0:30:020:30:05

-So, it's a big...

-But it is magnificent when it's all...

0:30:050:30:08

-Big mural.

-Yeah.

-How much have you got on that?

0:30:080:30:10

-Is that for sale?

-That is for sale, but that's 600.

0:30:100:30:14

It's either can't buy or can't afford.

0:30:140:30:17

LID CLATTERS Ooh, stand lively.

0:30:170:30:19

-What is this funny thing?

-It's a little majolica. It's from Italy.

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Made in Italy, Pisa, and it's just got a nice

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sort of...sgraffito, that scratch, yeah. Very interesting, isn't it?

0:30:280:30:33

So, how much have you got on this?

0:30:330:30:35

-Best I can do on that is 35.

-35...

0:30:350:30:39

I don't think I'd make a profit on that.

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Which is a shame.

0:30:410:30:42

Fair enough.

0:30:420:30:43

Is that sound, that pot?

0:30:430:30:45

Erm...yes, it is.

0:30:450:30:47

It's heavy, though. Oh, there we go.

0:30:470:30:50

Bread pan. Doulton.

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It's like a dough bin.

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You'd make your dough, and then you take bits off,

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and then you put it in the oven progressively during the week.

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And they would have a sort of a wooden top to it.

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HE TAPS

0:31:010:31:02

Seems to ring all right, doesn't it?

0:31:020:31:04

Cor! Ugh!

0:31:070:31:10

Need to be a weightlifter for that!

0:31:100:31:11

Man up, James, come on.

0:31:110:31:13

Sir Henry Doulton made his fortune from the development of London.

0:31:130:31:16

He did all the sort of pipework for the sewers, and things like that.

0:31:160:31:20

Improved bread pan, made by Doulton, still in Lambeth in London.

0:31:200:31:24

-I was born in Lambeth.

-Oh, was you?

-Yeah.

0:31:240:31:26

It's the way he walks. Heh, heh!

0:31:260:31:28

-Nina, how about eight quid for that?

-Oh, no, I couldn't.

0:31:280:31:31

What can you let it go for?

0:31:310:31:33

-12?

-Definitely not. I'm thinking more on the 25 mark.

0:31:330:31:38

People are still into this kind of decorative.

0:31:380:31:41

Sorry, where are the crowds?

0:31:430:31:45

The hordes of people, Nina?

0:31:450:31:47

They're still into it, are they?

0:31:470:31:49

15, my final offer.

0:31:490:31:51

20...and we've done a deal.

0:31:510:31:53

I tell you what, difference, and I'll weight it in your favour, 18.

0:31:530:31:57

-Done.

-Come on. Put it there. Well done, Nina.

0:31:570:32:00

Now she just needs the dough.

0:32:000:32:03

-Right, let's go.

-Right. You all right with that?

0:32:030:32:05

Yeah, I'm all right. I'm all muscles.

0:32:050:32:07

That staggering deal...

0:32:070:32:09

-Ooh, blimey, that's a weight, isn't it?

-Watch your step, there.

0:32:090:32:11

-Thank you, Nina.

-Bye.

-Thanks a lot.

-Thanks very much.

0:32:110:32:13

..wraps up our shopping, and our time on the island...

0:32:130:32:16

FOGHORN

0:32:160:32:18

I think that's a ship's horn.

0:32:180:32:19

..but at least we have the snaps.

0:32:190:32:21

-What you think?

-That you!

-It's a great photo, isn't it?

0:32:210:32:24

That looks very good. What a handsome fellow.

0:32:240:32:26

1870s, here we come.

0:32:260:32:28

Shall we wave goodbye?

0:32:280:32:29

I think we should.

0:32:290:32:31

Now, let's take a look at what they've snapped up.

0:32:310:32:34

Hah!

0:32:340:32:36

James spent just £95 on a vase,

0:32:360:32:39

a barometer,

0:32:390:32:40

a Daum bowl,

0:32:400:32:41

a log box,

0:32:410:32:43

and that dough bin.

0:32:430:32:45

While Raj parted with £170 for a petrol tin,

0:32:450:32:50

some Meccano,

0:32:500:32:52

a pokerwork box,

0:32:520:32:54

a military box and medals,

0:32:540:32:56

two teddies and a doggy on wheels.

0:32:560:32:58

So, who's best in show, and who's been sold a pup?

0:32:580:33:02

I particularly like his pokerwork box.

0:33:020:33:05

It's got real craft about it,

0:33:050:33:07

it's got great design about it.

0:33:070:33:08

I'm not sure how saleable the brass log box is,

0:33:080:33:12

but, at £8, what a gift.

0:33:120:33:14

The one thing that I would swap for is the Meccano.

0:33:140:33:18

There's a boy within us all,

0:33:180:33:20

and I think Meccano always does well at auction.

0:33:200:33:23

After setting off from Wootton,

0:33:230:33:25

our seadogs will shortly be landlubbers once more

0:33:250:33:29

at the auction in Somerset at Frome.

0:33:290:33:32

I don't know about you, James, but I'm getting a little bit wet.

0:33:320:33:35

-Yeah...

-It's actually coming in.

0:33:350:33:37

There seem to be gaps in the canvas everywhere.

0:33:370:33:41

There's no such thing as bad weather. It's poor clothing.

0:33:410:33:44

I always like a travel run.

0:33:440:33:45

As long as you look after your knees,

0:33:450:33:47

the rest of your body will be all right.

0:33:470:33:49

Come rain or shine, Cooper & Tanner has been auctioneering

0:33:490:33:53

around here for over a century

0:33:530:33:55

so, while our two squeeze into a packed house,

0:33:550:33:58

let's have the sage thoughts of gavel-wielder Dennis Barnard.

0:33:580:34:03

The dough bin, it is Doulton, it's in very, very good condition,

0:34:040:34:08

and it's the sort of thing that a farmhouse kitchen

0:34:080:34:11

would look a lot better with.

0:34:110:34:13

That might be the most expensive item - £50-£60.

0:34:130:34:17

Meccano always sells well.

0:34:170:34:18

There's a lot of it, the box is there,

0:34:180:34:21

so I hope that will sell extremely well.

0:34:210:34:23

The log box, I think, it's, like me, rather old and jaded,

0:34:230:34:27

and I would be amazed if it fetches in excess of £15.

0:34:270:34:31

Wet wipes, Dennis. Haven't you heard?

0:34:310:34:34

-Got a room full of people.

-Yeah, it's good, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:34:340:34:37

All clutching a tenner.

0:34:370:34:38

First under the hammer - or, should that be spanner?

0:34:400:34:43

Raj's Meccano set.

0:34:430:34:45

Start me at £20, somebody, on the Meccano.

0:34:450:34:47

£20?

0:34:470:34:49

£10 note to start, then. £10 note, we got.

0:34:490:34:51

15. 20. Five?

0:34:510:34:55

20 with you. It's a sharing, £20.

0:34:550:34:57

I would have thought this... Come on, keep going.

0:34:570:34:59

30? 30.

0:34:590:35:01

-Five?

-35.

-35.

0:35:010:35:03

-That's cheap. Oh, no!

-Eight, anywhere?

0:35:030:35:05

£35, then. It's going to be gone...

0:35:050:35:08

-Come on!

-..at £35...

0:35:080:35:10

Argh!

0:35:120:35:13

Painful start, Raj.

0:35:130:35:15

What we don't know is what he paid for it.

0:35:150:35:17

Only £150.

0:35:170:35:19

Mustn't tell lies, sir, this is a very reputable auction room.

0:35:210:35:24

Well said, Dennis. Still a loss, though. Early days.

0:35:260:35:30

I always find if you make a loss on the first one,

0:35:300:35:33

you know, it sets a trend.

0:35:330:35:34

All, does it? Fantastic. Thank you, James(!)

0:35:340:35:37

Let's now sample James' wares, the little vase.

0:35:380:35:41

It's gone quiet.

0:35:410:35:42

We need silence, complete silence for this item.

0:35:420:35:45

Who's going to start me at £20 on 488? £20.

0:35:450:35:49

20, we've got.

0:35:490:35:51

Going straight in at 20. Excellent, yeah.

0:35:510:35:53

25, 25. 30, 30.

0:35:530:35:56

And five? 35 and 40.

0:35:560:35:58

No? 35, on the left. At 35.

0:35:580:36:00

Lovely spreading bottom.

0:36:000:36:01

Caught me already, I knew it.

0:36:010:36:03

£35.

0:36:030:36:05

-You've gone a bit quiet...

-No! He's very happy with that.

0:36:050:36:07

-Very happy. Very happy.

-Are you?

0:36:070:36:09

He paid 95 for that.

0:36:090:36:10

Pay them no attention. Fibbers, both.

0:36:120:36:15

-That's a great start for you, isn't it?

-That's a great start. £35.

0:36:150:36:18

You've wiped out my lead just like that.

0:36:180:36:20

Time for Raj's joint lot of medals and box.

0:36:200:36:24

Who's going to start me at £10? 10?

0:36:240:36:27

Ten - the box is worth it.

0:36:270:36:28

12. 15. 18.

0:36:280:36:31

20 in the middle? 20.

0:36:310:36:33

22, 24.

0:36:330:36:34

26, 28, 30.

0:36:340:36:37

32, 34?

0:36:370:36:39

32, in the middle. 34 anywhere?

0:36:390:36:41

34. 36. 38, sir?

0:36:410:36:45

-Ooh, well done.

-Still cheap.

0:36:450:36:46

40, William? 40.

0:36:460:36:48

-42...

-You can put it down now, sir.

-44, 46.

0:36:480:36:52

48?

0:36:520:36:53

-46, with the red hat.

-Keep going, keep going! Lovely.

0:36:530:36:56

All done at £46.

0:36:560:36:58

-Fantastic!

-46!

-Well done, auctioneer.

0:36:590:37:02

LAUGHTER

0:37:020:37:04

Can you say that again, sir?

0:37:050:37:07

Nobody's ever said that before in my life.

0:37:070:37:10

Surely not, Dennis?

0:37:100:37:12

-Are you an auctioneer?

-Yes.

-Both?

-Yes.

0:37:120:37:14

How long have you been auctioneers?

0:37:140:37:15

-Er, I've been an auctioneer for 25 years.

-I've done 65.

-Really?

0:37:150:37:20

I started when I was 15.

0:37:200:37:22

-WOMAN:

-Liar!

0:37:220:37:23

Now everyone's being economical. Hah!

0:37:230:37:26

Now, that bargain barometer.

0:37:260:37:28

Where will it point, James? Storm?

0:37:280:37:30

Start me somebody, on the barometer, at £10.

0:37:300:37:34

£10 note we've got. 15.

0:37:340:37:36

20. Five?

0:37:360:37:38

30. Five?

0:37:380:37:41

Two? 32.

0:37:410:37:43

35. 38, sir?

0:37:430:37:45

38? 35, right at the back. Anybody else coming in?

0:37:450:37:48

-35.

-All done at 35.

0:37:480:37:51

Well done.

0:37:520:37:53

-Lucky it was sold, the bezel...

-Why, has she just dropped it?

0:37:530:37:55

-..the bezel's just come off!

-Oh, God!

0:37:550:37:58

Well, it's another fine profit, anyway.

0:37:580:38:00

-You can't complain at that.

-I can't complain.

0:38:000:38:02

-No, your profit, profit, profit.

-You're smiling, now.

0:38:020:38:04

-You thought it was going to make more.

-Yeah, I did.

0:38:040:38:07

Next, it's Raj's slightly pricey pokerwork box.

0:38:070:38:11

Remind me, how much did you pay?

0:38:110:38:13

(55.)

0:38:130:38:14

Start me at £20.

0:38:160:38:17

-£20? Surely £20?

-Come on!

-Ten, ten.

0:38:170:38:20

You've got 15.

0:38:200:38:21

You've got 20.

0:38:210:38:23

You've got 25, Dan?

0:38:230:38:24

-Keep it going.

-That's all right.

0:38:240:38:26

35, sir.

0:38:260:38:27

40. 45.

0:38:270:38:29

-45!

-45.

0:38:290:38:31

50. Five?

0:38:310:38:33

60?

0:38:330:38:34

55, right at the back at 55.

0:38:340:38:36

Oh, a bit more. It's worth more than that.

0:38:360:38:38

60, quickly?

0:38:380:38:39

Can't make it up, sir. I've got the bidding at £55.

0:38:390:38:41

At £55 with you, Dan.

0:38:410:38:44

I think he'll be relieved at that.

0:38:440:38:46

Now, all the way from Nancy, James' bowl.

0:38:460:38:50

Shall I start at £45?

0:38:500:38:53

Who's got 50?

0:38:530:38:55

£50 for this bowl.

0:38:550:38:58

£50. 50. 52.

0:38:580:39:00

52. 55. 60 on the book.

0:39:000:39:03

65 with you, madam. At 65.

0:39:030:39:06

Who's got 70?

0:39:060:39:08

70, now, quickly. It's all gone quiet.

0:39:080:39:10

65. I'm going to sell at 65. Are we all done at 65?

0:39:100:39:15

It's yours, madam, at £65.

0:39:150:39:18

She looks pleased and why not?

0:39:180:39:21

-Clean bill of health for me, so far.

-I know, I know.

0:39:210:39:23

Clean bill of health.

0:39:230:39:24

What can Raj's can do?

0:39:240:39:26

Perhaps the can-can. Heh!

0:39:260:39:28

They won't believe this -

0:39:280:39:30

I'm going to start off with a bid on the book at £6.

0:39:300:39:32

-BOTH:

-Wahey!

0:39:320:39:34

Let's go for it!

0:39:340:39:36

Who's got £8 for the petrol can?

0:39:360:39:38

Lovely - eight, eight. Right at the back at £8.

0:39:380:39:41

Eight. Who's got ten?

0:39:410:39:42

Ten, now. ten.

0:39:420:39:44

12.

0:39:440:39:45

15. 18.

0:39:450:39:47

That's all right, that was a fiver, wasn't it?

0:39:470:39:50

At £15. Are we all done?

0:39:500:39:52

18.

0:39:520:39:53

-18!

-Keep going!

-Keep winkling them out.

-Yeah!

0:39:530:39:56

£18. That's yours, £18.

0:39:560:39:58

Another fine profit for Raj

0:39:580:40:00

and James has had nothing but, so far.

0:40:000:40:04

-I'm a baker, myself.

-I know.

-I'm a bread baker.

0:40:040:40:06

Focaccia and I... Like that.

0:40:060:40:09

Everybody wants it, so I'm going to start at £12.

0:40:090:40:12

Wahey!

0:40:120:40:13

-15.

-Wow.

-18, 20.

0:40:130:40:16

-25.

-Well, it's going, it's going.

-30?

0:40:160:40:18

28? 28. 30.

0:40:180:40:21

32. 35.

0:40:210:40:23

38. 40.

0:40:230:40:26

Five? 50.

0:40:260:40:28

Five?

0:40:280:40:29

-50 with you, sir. At £50.

-What a lot of dough.

0:40:290:40:31

-It is a lot!

-RAJ CHORTLES

0:40:310:40:33

£50. All done at £50.

0:40:330:40:36

Dennis predicted as much.

0:40:360:40:38

Is that any good, chaps?

0:40:390:40:40

-Yes!

-Thank you, sir.

0:40:400:40:41

-Thank you.

-Is that all right?

-Very good.

0:40:410:40:43

Now, children, time for Raj's soft toys.

0:40:430:40:47

They don't look like bear lovers to me, this lot.

0:40:470:40:49

-Fiver? How much did you pay for the lot?

-45.

0:40:490:40:53

Oh, start all that again!

0:40:530:40:55

And I'm starting at £20.

0:40:550:40:58

Good luck.

0:40:580:40:59

22. 24. 26.

0:40:590:41:02

28. 30.

0:41:020:41:05

-32.

-34, keep going.

0:41:050:41:07

34?

0:41:070:41:08

No? 32 with the lady.

0:41:080:41:10

-At £32.

-Oh, no.

0:41:100:41:12

-34.

-34.

-36?

0:41:120:41:14

-34 with you, Stephen. 34.

-It's worth it, keep going!

0:41:140:41:17

-36 anywhere?

-Lovely teddy bears.

0:41:170:41:18

At £34.

0:41:180:41:21

-Another loss.

-34!

0:41:210:41:22

Another loss.

0:41:220:41:23

Hah, yes, but think of the happy smiling faces.

0:41:230:41:27

Now, James, if you got one weakness, this is it.

0:41:270:41:30

Sounds like wishful thinking, Raj.

0:41:310:41:33

My colleague says that brass and copper is coming back.

0:41:330:41:36

Oh, no!

0:41:360:41:37

Whether I shall live long enough to see that, I'm not absolutely sure.

0:41:370:41:41

Start me at £10.

0:41:410:41:43

£10 for the box, quickly.

0:41:430:41:44

£10? Five, then, if you must.

0:41:440:41:46

-Well done.

-Five.

-Well done, that man.

0:41:460:41:48

Eight, eight, eight. And ten? Ten.

0:41:480:41:50

12, now, sir? 12.

0:41:500:41:52

-15?

-You've done it. I can't believe it!

0:41:520:41:54

At £12. At 12, 12. 15.

0:41:540:41:57

-18 by the door.

-18 by the door!

0:41:570:41:59

It's a last rally!

0:41:590:42:01

18 over there, by the door. I can't see you, I can just see your hand.

0:42:010:42:05

-I don't believe it!

-20.

-£20.

0:42:050:42:07

-Oh, my goodness!

-By the door!

0:42:070:42:10

-24 by the door. 26. 28?

-26!

-26!

0:42:100:42:13

It's a late rally. It's like the markets - late rally. 30!

0:42:130:42:16

Go on, sir!

0:42:160:42:18

-By the door £30. At £30.

-That's it!

0:42:180:42:21

I'm off. I've had it.

0:42:210:42:23

Yep, for this auction, you have.

0:42:230:42:25

Looks very much like James' lucky day.

0:42:250:42:28

-Well done today.

-Well done.

-Fantastic.

0:42:280:42:30

Raj began with £257.60,

0:42:310:42:34

and he made a loss after auction costs of £15.84,

0:42:340:42:39

so, his current total is...

0:42:390:42:42

Whilst James started out with £228.10

0:42:460:42:50

and he made a profit after costs of £81.30,

0:42:500:42:54

so, he takes the lead with...

0:42:540:42:56

-What a lovely auctioneer he was.

-Oh, fantastic.

0:42:580:43:00

He was a lovely, lovely auctioneer.

0:43:000:43:03

I'm beginning to like Somerset.

0:43:030:43:04

Pip-pip, then!

0:43:040:43:06

Next time on the Antiques Road Trip...

0:43:080:43:09

Here's an interesting pamphlet.

0:43:090:43:11

It's The Facts Of Life.

0:43:110:43:12

..and James has a puzzle to solve...

0:43:120:43:14

I hate to think where that goes.

0:43:140:43:17

..but who will hit the top of the class?

0:43:170:43:19

Raj Bisram and James Braxton are on a buying spree on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Raj unravels the tale of one former famous local and James takes a peek beneath the waves.

Only a few pounds separate the experts as they sniff out antiques to take to an auction in Frome, Somerset.

James has a conversation with a man he believes is Elton John, while Raj returns to his youth and falls for a teddy and a ride-on doggy.