Antiques challenge. The second leg of Raj Bisram and Catherine Southon's trip begins in Norwich, Norfolk, and ends at an auction in Colchester, Essex.
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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts...
-What a job!
-..with £200 each...
-Are you with me?
-..a classic car...
..and a goal - to scour Britain for antiques.
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction.
But it's no mean feat.
There'll be worthy winners...
-..and valiant losers.
So will it be the high road to glory
or the slow road to disaster?
Have a good trip!
This is the Antiques Road Trip!
Hold on to your hats, it's leg two of an epic antiquing adventure
with road trip regulars Raj Bisram and Catherine Southon.
No prizes for guessing where you two are, then!
-Yes, we're in Norfolk!
-And it is! It is.
The sun is shining today and we're in our little sunshine car.
And what a car it is -
a smashing little 1967 MGB GT.
You're looking at me very funny. Have you got a plan?
You've got that look.
You've got the little Raj glint.
That kind of little, "I know I'm going to get a bargain,"
kind of glint, "I don't know about you."
Not at all. Do you know, I always think I'm going to get a bargain,
that's the problem. It's my downfall.
Hopefully it won't be today.
From Catherine's original £200,
she's increased her purse,
so has £221.40 available to spend.
Raj's £200 pot has also risen,
nudging him into the lead with £238.90.
So there's a mere, a very mere £20 between us.
Starting off today, how are you feeling?
Oh, you are a devil!
Ain't he just!
This roving Road Trip kicked off in Cambridge
and carries on around East Anglia,
then heads both north and west towards the Peak District,
before taking us through the West Midlands
to finish up over 600 miles later in Bristol. Wow.
Today we'll begin in the fine city of Norwich in Norfolk
and end at auction in Colchester in Essex.
The good thing about Norfolk is it's one of those counties
where there are still lots of antique shops.
-Yes. There are, actually, aren't there?
This morning our pair are splitting up and
Raj is heading to the oldest historical street in Norwich
to start his shopping at Elm Hill Collectables.
-Hello, Raj. Hello.
-Hello, and you are?
Paul, lovely to meet you. So lots of bargains in here?
-Everything's a bargain.
-Everything is a bargain.
I can tell, I can tell I'm going to have trouble here!
There's bits and pieces all over the place,
and that's the kind of shop I really, really like.
What a beautiful butterfly this is.
It's called a Rajah Brooke.
What a lovely name that is!
I've had a little look round, you've got some lovely things,
but I bet you've got something under the counter that's probably
-just come in, haven't you?
-Let me think.
What do you think?
-You can see the maker.
-Yes, Georg Jensen.
They've been producing eye-catching designs for more than 100 years.
Good quality. Bit of a designer thing, isn't it?
Strange, isn't it, I mean, it does nothing for me, the style.
-It's very unusual. Silver, I presume.
-Yes, it's hallmarked.
And the auction we're going to...
-..is in Essex.
Right. They'll love that there.
Well, they could love it or they could really hate it.
-I mean, it's not really my taste, I have to be honest.
-Or yours. You just want to get rid of it!
-Yes, I do, yes.
Give me a clue as to what you want for it?
-I think 75.
How about 50? And you'll double your money.
No, I'm not sure about that.
-Oh, I'm totally sure.
-Can I think about it?
-Have you got anything else? Have you got anything else?
What is that, Japanese, do you think?
I think it is.
A bit of 19th century papier mache.
-Yes. Quite attractive, I thought.
-Yes, it's quite attractive.
That can be ever so reasonable. Essex would appreciate that.
-How much could that be?
-How about £10?
How about, I don't want to hit you too hard,
so how about the Georg Jensen ring and this for £50?
-Oh, I should have come in less!
I should have come in less! That was much too quick.
-Does that include the box?
-Of course it includes the box!
-Fantastic, I bought two things off you.
-I hope you do well, Raj.
-Thank you very much indeed, Paul.
It's been an absolute pleasure.
So Raj has secured the 1960s Georg Jensen ring for £40
and the 19th century papier mache box for a tenner.
A cracking start.
Back with Catherine and she's decided to start her day
by soaking up a bit of culture in Norwich.
Considered the modern-day capital of East Anglia,
Catherine's come to hear about the region's most ferocious
warrior queen, the legendary Boudicca.
She's meeting an expert on the story,
chief curator of Norwich Castle Museum, Dr John Davies.
So John, we're going right back to the first century AD.
Who was Boudicca?
Boudicca is one of the most famous heroines from
the whole of world history. She stood up to the great might
of the Roman Empire, who were just undefeated at that time,
and she very nearly ejected the might of the whole Romans
-from this country.
-What did she do then, where did it all begin?
This was in the mid-1st century AD, around about AD 60.
Boudicca was queen of the Iceni tribe who were a rural community
living in what is now Norfolk. Chieftain at the time,
the king of the tribe of the Iceni, Prasutagus, died.
Boudicca was his wife, his queen,
and she seceded to the leadership of the Iceni.
And Prasutagus had tried to leave part of his estate to Boudicca
and her daughters. The Romans were having none of that and
so the episode that is so famous, when Boudicca's uprising occurred,
essentially was in response to the Romans' very heavy-handed approach
to clawing back the whole of Boudicca's estate for the Romans.
The Roman soldiers were ordered to occupy Iceni, and Boudicca
and her daughters were said to have been brutally attacked and flogged.
These actions exacerbated widespread resentment for Roman rule,
and while Roman governor Paulinus was leading a campaign
in North Wales, the Iceni rebelled.
Members of other tribes soon followed,
all led by the mighty Boudicca.
Boudicca, the Queen of the Iceni tribe.
But what was she really like?
Well, she clearly was a very charismatic person.
However accidental it was that she turned out to lead the tribe,
certainly she was in a position where people respected her hugely
and in the region of 120,000 people were prepared
to lay down their lives to support her.
People really wanted to back her and follow her and they thought that
she was strong enough to indeed defeat the Romans
and eject them from this country.
Boudicca and her warriors struck at symbols of the Roman occupation.
The capital at Colchester was burned, as was London and St Albans.
Boudicca's treatment of her enemies was fierce,
sending shock waves through the Roman Empire.
We know that the Roman army was in the region of about 10,000 soldiers.
Compared with in the region of about 120,000 on the British side.
The Iceni were just numbers, they were untrained.
Through physical strength of being outdoor people and farmers,
that was in their favour.
They had very strong adrenaline through wanting to defeat these
Roman oppressors, but essentially they had no military skill,
very few of them had actually ever fought in a battle before.
Their weaponry would have reflected the fact that they were farmers,
they probably would have had sickles and scythes in a pitch battle
facing each other, person-to-person,
that there was only ever going to be one outcome -
they stood no chance whatsoever.
The Roman figures are something like 80,000 British died at that battle,
compared with something like 400 Romans.
I think there's an element of Roman propaganda there,
but you can get the scale of the massacre.
-Wow. That is incredible, isn't it?
The exact location of Boudicca's defeat is unknown.
And although it's said she survived the battle,
legend has it that she poisoned herself rather than face capture
by the Romans. To this day, there are many myths
surrounding Boudicca's final resting place.
But one thing is sure, she had a special place in British history,
remembered for her courage -
the warrior queen who fought the might of Rome.
Meanwhile, the mighty Raj has left Norwich
and is heading west towards Attleborough.
As far as my tactics for this leg,
I'm just going to go and see what I find.
I'm always looking for something that's a little bit different,
so fingers crossed that I can find it.
If it's different you're after, Morways Reclamation should deliver.
Not quite the quaint antiques emporiums Raj is used to,
this yard is packed with some serious salvage.
Thankfully owner John is on hand to help.
I'm mostly into heavies, I'm afraid.
You are? Well, look at me, I'm a wimp compared to you! You know.
He is tall, isn't he?
Wow, look at some of these beams you've got here.
Some of them are ancient.
For example, John, something like this, what would that cost?
Most of the stuff, which is just old timber buildings,
-just a piece of wood like that probably 700 quid.
I think I'm probably looking for something a little bit
-on the smaller side.
-I thought you might be.
Good luck with that!
These ladders, though, they're interesting.
Are they old? They almost remind me of hop ladders.
These are old painter's ladders.
Which are not small.
-They would go well.
It's all too big, isn't it?
We're going down in size, it might take a while for us to get there!
Ah-ha! Those stained glass windows look more your size, Raj.
They're quite nice architectural things.
-I've got loads of those.
Yes, those sort of things and they'd be quite... I mean, they're 1920s.
Pick it up so you can see through it.
Very common, it's a very common Art Nouveau design.
-It is. It jolly well is.
-So say six of those, have you got six of those?
-Probably six, yes.
I mean, if you want, 60 quid.
I tell you what, because I've got to haggle a little bit, OK?
What about £50 for six?
-Yeah, go on, then.
Shake hands. Thank you. Brilliant, fantastic.
Deal done. Raj picks up his six stained glass windows.
That's a nice one, isn't it?
Then the search for small things continues.
These are rather nice. How much would one...
That one, that one and that one, those three together,
-what would they cost me?
-To be honest with you,
you're going to be over 100 quid.
-And what about those two?
-You can have those two for 80 quid.
Go on, hit me.
I wouldn't want to pay more than £40 for those two.
-What, 20 quid each?
-That's tight, you know?
-I tell you what,
because I think you've done such a great job on the stained glass,
what about, what about 50 quid for the two?
-You've got a bargain.
Because if you'd said no,
I was going to say I'd arm-wrestle for you for one.
-You would lose.
-You think I don't know that!
Lucky escape there, Raj.
So that's the six stained glass windows
and his 19th century brass door knockers for £100,
and not a sore arm in sight.
Playing catch up, Catherine has made her way to Wymondham, where she's
arrived in this historic market town with over £220 in her pocket.
And time to spend it at Market Cross Antiques.
White trousers today.
-Hi. Good to see you.
-And you, I'm Gary.
This Grade II listed building has three showrooms
packed with potential purchases.
I need to be inspired.
Oh, poker work.
It's like a little miniature dresser, but it's been...
It's a poker work. So basically it's been done, so they get
a hot poker and then they mark it, press it all into the wood.
But I just don't really like it.
On we go.
I like your ship's wheel.
-Yes, sweet, isn't it?
-Yeah, nice little thing.
-Where are we going?
-Anywhere you want to, Catherine!
-Have you got your sou'wester?
-I have! And my wellingtons!
What does it say?
-Why not. Why not!
-There you go.
-What I like about this is it does have age.
I mean, there's so many reproductions of these.
I mean, you can find them anywhere.
-And it's got that horrible darker wood.
But this is how it should be.
I mean, this is about 100 years old, I would say.
It's got 95 on it, but it has got a big split through it.
OK. How about 65?
No, I don't think that would probably...
Where are you at?
I really wouldn't want to go much more than about 40 on it, honestly.
-Because of that break.
But if you can't do it, then that's absolutely fine.
No, I'll do 40. I will do 40.
But I can't go a penny less.
-You'll make money on that, Catherine.
-I think I will.
-I'm going to shake your hand. Thank you very much.
-Anchors aweigh, then!
Catherine's made her first purchase!
Which brings an end to a successful day of shopping.
Norfolk also has something that I love, absolutely love,
-which is crab.
-Oh, yes, bit of a crab salad!
-Is it Cromer, Cromer crab?
-It is, absolutely.
In fact, that's got me going. What shall we have tonight?
Crab for two, methinks!
It's the next day and our experts are in high spirits.
That's a lovely old tractor!
Beautiful old tractor.
So far Catherine's only bought one item -
the mahogany ship's wheel -
giving her £181.40 to spend.
-Where are we going?
-Anywhere you want to, Catherine.
-Where do you fancy?
Raj on the other hand has bought four lots -
the 1960s Georg Jensen ring,
the 19th century papier mache box,
the set of six stained glass windows,
and the two 19th-century brass knockers...
I'd arm wrestle you for it.
You would lose.
..leaving him £88.90.
Don't you go enjoying yourself too much today.
-I'm going to spend it all.
-Oh, that's what I like to hear.
My intention is to spend it all.
Good. You're going to take some risks this time.
What do you mean this time?
I took some risks last time.
Your idea of risk is very different from mine.
Come on, Raj, play the game.
Play the game.
Well, it really will be dog eat dog today, as they'll both start their
shopping in Tottenhill near King's Lynn.
-I forgot we're going together this morning.
-Yeah, so a little bit
of competition. Let's hope we don't spot the same thing.
I think you buy very differently from me, actually.
I'll be honest, I don't really know what I buy.
-I have no...
I never, ever go in with the intention of buying anything.
If I see something and my...
-..gut instinct is there's a profit in that, I will buy it.
That's kind of how I work really.
First stop of the day, Tottenhill, and the antiques emporium.
OK, as I'm here...
Such a gent. Ready?
An ex-car showroom,
there's 30 dealers' wares spread across 8,000 square feet.
Let the fun begin.
That is impressive.
You look like you're doing something wrong.
I'm not. I've just found something that you would absolutely love.
-You would kill for.
What do you love doing in your spare time?
Apart from annoying me.
Well, my big hobby is skiing, of course.
Oh, you found something ski...
Can I just say, if you see it, you're not having it,
cos I found it. Look at that.
-A little skier, isn't that fantastic?
-Oh, that's gorgeous.
Well, it's not for you, Raj.
-I've told you.
It's always the way, isn't it?
You always want what you can't have.
Oh, she's a minx!
What do I like about this?
..best of all...
..I like this object.
Maybe mid-20th century, maybe slightly earlier.
It's quite nice, it's quite a good novelty item.
The thing is, it's really quite dirty,
so you can't actually make out his face particularly well.
He's got a cute bottom though.
With a ticket of £22, can saucy Southon do a deal with Kingsley?
I quite like it. As I'm turning it round, actually, I'm noticing
there is a bit of damage there - one of his poles is a bit bent.
And you can't see his face very well but I think
he's probably quite well done, it's just you can't...
-He's filthy dirty.
Can anything be done on that?
Yeah, there's usually 10% off ticket price, but since it's you,
-it will be 14.
-Is that OK?
-Give you a chance of a profit.
-Yeah. That's wonderful.
Thank you. I'll take that at 14.
Jolly good first deal of the day.
Worth a toot, I'd say.
HORN TOOTS TUNELESSLY
I'm pretty good at that!
I might have a career.
I don't think so. If I may interrupt, OK...
-You have a go.
-I don't know what that noise was,
but three pigeons have just dropped out of the sky.
Right, if I wipe this, you have a go.
Go on. You do it better.
Sammy, play it again!
I'll get a little bit of a...
HE ALMOST PLAYS A TUNE
All right, balloon lungs,
back to buying.
Chinese things at the moment are really, really collectable
and these are two really lovely watercolours.
They're Chinese, they are signed, and these are beautifully done.
They'd make a nice lot, the two of these.
I'm going to call Jane and see what she can do them for.
With a combined ticket price of £96 for the two, Jane, you're up.
I think my best, Raj, would be 70.
What about if I said 60?
Seeing as it's you, yes.
Yes? Are you sure?
Fantastic. I really like them.
The two 19th century watercolours bought, and Raj is spent.
Now, what have you got there, Catherine?
So this is something completely different, but I like this.
It's probably for your taters,
because of these little nodules on the end here...
They're so you won't pierce your potatoes
when you're digging them up.
The ticket says £28. Kingsley?
So, what would you do on that?
-What would be the best price?
-That only came in yesterday.
-And he's got 28...
-And it could fly out, I'm sure.
-So probably about 15.
-You wouldn't do ten on that?
Yeah, for you I would. Yeah.
Ten. Yeah, that could be a goer at ten.
OK. That's an idea but I've just seen something else.
-I am cooking on gas.
-Can we have another look over here?
What have you spied then?
A bit of Arts and Crafts.
Arts and Crafts, copper, hand-beaten...
What I like is the big image of the dragon, or the griffin.
It would be lovely if it had some initials on the back...
-..of one of the top makers,
but I can see it's not that sort of quality.
But it's sort of turn-of-the-century,
it's quite well-defined. Nice image. What's on it?
Is there a lot of movement in that?
There could be. Probably 25.
And then, what did we say on the fork?
Could that be 20 as well, I could have them both at 30?
-Yeah, go on. Yeah. Fine.
-You're a good man.
-Right, thank you.
I make that three items bought for £44.
Spiffing shopping, Southon.
Staying in Norfolk, Raj has made his way to Swaffham,
a quaint market town that has an unlikely connection
to the Valley of Kings in Egypt.
Raj has come to Swaffham Museum to meet volunteer manager Sue Gattuso...
-..to learn about the town's most famous resident,
the man who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter.
-Let's go in.
An enigmatic artist and archaeologist,
Howard Carter shocked the world when he discovered the prized tomb
of Tutankhamun in 1922,
but the story starts here in this Norfolk market town.
His family was a Swaffham family.
His father was Samuel John Carter,
who was a well-known animal portrait painter in the Victorian times,
and he married Martha Joyce, who was also from Swaffham.
Her father was a builder. And Howard was one of ten children.
He was the youngest of their ten children.
His father made sure that all of his children could draw and paint
because he insisted that they'd all be able to earn their living.
And when he was 15, Howard decided that he wanted to be
an artist, just like his father, and paint portraits.
And so he served really an apprenticeship,
he went around with his father to the gentry houses.
And one of those was Didlington Hall, and met
Lord and Lady Amherst, who had one of the biggest Egyptian collections.
-So I presume that's where his first passion for Egyptology actually started.
Carter's love for Egyptology was ignited,
and in 1891, aged just 17,
he headed to Egypt where he worked for 16 years
before meeting wealthy English aristocrat Lord Caernarfon.
And in what year did he actually meet Lord Caernarfon?
He met him in 1907.
When Lord Caernarfon was in Egypt, interested in Egyptian antiquities,
and somebody suggested to him, you need Howard Carter,
and so that's how the two of them met.
-So this was a big turning point in Carter's life.
Howard always had this dream of finding the tomb of Tutankhamun,
which everybody said never existed,
but they kept finding little bits and pieces,
and so Howard began to put the jigsaw together.
A lot of the archaeologists thought that there was nothing left in
the Valley of the Kings, and they had to have licences to dig.
And in 1914, the license to dig in the Valley of the Kings came up
for sale and Howard persuaded Caernarfon to buy that licence.
Then came the First World War,
and they had to stop digging then,
and they didn't start again until 1917.
And they'd dug for five or six seasons and then Caernarfon said,
"No, I can't do any more. There's obviously nothing here.
"Let's give up."
And Howard persuaded him to just do one more dig,
and that's where the story starts.
The 26th of November 1922 was, in Carter's own words,
"The day of days, the most wonderful I've ever lived through
"and certainly one whose like I can never hope to see again."
He had found the tomb of Tutankhamun.
So, Sue, you're Howard Carter, I'm Lord Caernarfon.
We're outside the tomb, tell me what happened.
They came down a long corridor and they came to this door,
which was sealed, which meant that nobody had been there before
in those thousands of years. Carter made a small incision in the door,
just enough so that he could get a candle through.
And Caernarfon stood behind and he said, "What can you see? What can you see?"
Carter just said, "Wonderful things,"
because everything he saw was just covered in gold.
Having lain undiscovered for over 3,000 years,
it was by far the best preserved royal tomb ever found
and sparked a global frenzy for Ancient Egypt.
Carter spent the next ten years excavating the tomb's treasures.
Sadly, Lord Caernarfon never lived long enough to witness one of
the greatest moments, the opening of Tutankhamun's sarcophagus.
And inside, there were three coffins, one inside of the other,
like Russian dolls. And the third one, the inner coffin,
-was made of pure gold.
Encrusted with jewels and so forth.
It wasn't until late 1925 that he actually came face-to-face
Howard Carter's discovery made him one of the world's
most famous archaeologists, and without his first brush
with Egyptian artefacts here in Swaffham, the boy king, Tutankhamun,
could have remained hidden to this very day.
Back with Catherine,
and she's made her way to Long Sutton in Lincolnshire.
This pretty little market town was allegedly once home
to notorious highwayman Dick Turpin.
Better watch out for your purse, Catherine!
-Hello, how are you?
Oh! Your little doggie pricked his ears up then.
-Hello, nice to see you.
-I'm Catherine too.
-Oh, very good.
With two floors filled with antiques and collectables,
Catherine is on the prowl for something to shoot her into the lead.
A-ha! So, this is steel-lined.
So he's saying it's like for starting a yacht race or something like that.
So you'd put the match in there and then it would fire from here.
The thing is, the carriage looks a very,
very different colour to the actual barrel.
It sits quite well, but...
I think it's a marriage.
I think the carriage is a marriage.
And probably therefore not for us.
I spy with my little eye a few little sewing accessories.
Now, I like this.
So this is boxwood, I would say...
Some other wood, maybe not boxwood, maybe...well, fruit wood, probably.
But it's a little tape measure in the form of a fishing reel,
which is rather sweet.
But it has got a break in it here.
You see? It's got a bit of damage.
But sewing accessories can be quite desirable.
There's a couple of other bits in here as well.
Two little pin cushions. One in the form of a swan.
Tiny little thing.
And another one in the form of a doggy.
My thought, maybe put them together in a little group lot.
30, £40, something like that.
That's probably what I want to spend.
But each one has got quite a price on it.
Let's hope your namesake is feeling generous then.
This is what caught my eye. I thought that was quite sweet.
-It is cute.
-A tape measure in the form of a fishing reel,
but I don't know if you are aware that there is a break here.
-Can you see there?
-I hadn't noticed it.
-There's a break there.
So, that will affect the value.
-The other couple of little things I saw was the doggy,
pin cushion, but again, I think it's just cast metal, isn't he?
-No precious metal.
-There's no marks on it.
And then this one.
And that's silver, is it?
Well, I think it's got a silver mark on it,
-but it might not be English...
-It's not English, so it's probably...
There's a little bit of age to the pin cushion
but I don't think it's terribly old.
The combined ticket price for the three is a whopping £118.
In my mind, I would like to buy them at around £30...
for the group.
I can't go that far.
-I can't, no.
I don't really want to do much more than say 35, honestly.
Go 40 and I'll do it.
-Thank you. No, I appreciate that.
That final delightful deal means our experts' classic car's boot
is full-up with items for auction.
Well, the auction that we're going to is in Colchester.
-Which is in Essex.
-That's where I went to uni.
-Oh, is it?
-I spent four years of my life there.
-I did indeed.
-Oh, so you know it well.
Party town, Raj!
Good, I can't wait to get there.
Well, don't party too hard.
You've got an auction to face in the morning.
Send in the sandman.
After starting in Norwich, our experts have zipped
around the East of England and are now off to auction
in Catherine's old stomping ground.
Britain's oldest recorded town, and former capital of England,
Colchester is home to a heritage stretching back over 2,000 years.
Today's auction is being hosted by Reeman Dansie.
-Hardly anything in it.
Anything could happen today.
On this leg, Catherine bought five lots for auction, spending £124...
..while Raj promised to spend big and he did,
buying five lots for £210.
So, what do they think of each other's bounty?
I really, really like this.
This is a beautiful little skier. It's got some damage to it,
and I don't think that the base is original to the actual skier,
but it is silver.
I don't normally say this cos everything I buy, I would never swap, but
this is the first thing that I've seen that I would actually swap.
You could have anything that I bought for this cos I love it.
If this does well,
it's going to be all downhill from here on in for me.
Not too happy with Raj buying this piece of Jensen.
Jensen is probably one of my favourite designers of jewellery.
What I like about this is it's classic, it's classy.
Really, it's timeless.
The man wielding the gavel today is Lewis Rabett,
so what does he make of our experts' items?
The copper tray is a nice piece of Arts and Crafts metalwork.
It's nice with the decoration on it as well,
of the dragon or the griffin. I think if it had a name on it
it would potentially sell a bit better but as it is,
it's still a very nice little item and we get plenty of collectors
for that kind of thing, so it should sell well.
The papier mache box is quite nice. Probably it's a little table snuff.
But it's a nice little item that someone would have in their sort of
curiosity cabinet. You know, it's in good order,
cos papier mache is quite fragile.
With buyers online and in the room, let's get things started.
-As ready as I'll ever be.
First up, Raj's papier mache box.
£30 for it. 30, £30?
30 is bid with Ian.
-Maiden bid then with Ian.
-You're in profit.
34. At £34, back with Ian.
At 34. 36. 38.
At 38. 40 in the room now.
44. At £44 at the back of the room then.
At 48 then in the room, gentleman's bid,
and I'm going to sell, all done at 48.
I love you - "Nobody wants these sorts of things."
"Oh, yeah, I quite like it now."
Well, I didn't make 50.
No, but it did make you rather an impressive profit.
Well done, my friend.
That high five needs some work.
Right, vintage potato fork, anyone?
£20 somewhere to start me for it.
20? 20 is bid with David.
-Straight in, you've done well.
At £22 then on the internet.
At £22 only online.
-Yay! I'm delighted with that.
-At 22 then, on the internet,
I'm going to sell.
-All done? At 22.
-That's good, that is.
-That's very good.
You should be pleased with that.
So, it's a profit apiece.
I think that was quite jammy.
No, it was potatoes.
It had nothing to do with jam. Sorry.
So you should be, old boy.
Right, your 19th-century watercolours are up next. Stand by.
The thing is with these watercolours,
I find sometimes they can totally fly.
And I have £30 with me now.
At £30 only now.
Anywhere else? At £30.
-At 34, 36, 38.
At 42. 44.
At £44, 46.
-At 46. 48.
-At £48, I'm out.
-£48 then, on my right at 48...
All done, at £48.
I'm sorry about that cos I think they... I quite rate them.
I think that's cheap.
Ah, didn't quite fly like they expected. Hard luck.
That was a fishy lot.
Remind me to buy you a new joke book, Raj.
Now the turn of Catherine's ship's wheel.
-At £50 with me only. Five anywhere?
There you go, straight in.
60 with me then. 65. 70.
-£70 then, with me at 70.
All done? I'm going to sell then.
-I'm happy with that.
Clearly Catherine knows what the Colchester crowd are after.
You're doing very well today, Catherine.
The thing is, if it's happening for me, you haven't even done yours
properly yet, so you know, you could be sailing away.
I wouldn't speak too soon.
His two brass knockers are up next.
£20 for them. 20?
You hovering online? You're tempted.
£20 for them. 20?
-They're worth that.
-Bid in the room. At £20 only now then.
Two anywhere else? At £20 in the room.
-Yes, yes, yes.
He likes his knockers!
At 24. 26. At £26 then.
-Gentleman's bid on the front row.
-It's not enough.
I will sell, make no mistake. At £26.
-Yours, sir, 492.
Oh, dear. That silence says it all.
It's not Raj's day.
But can Catherine's luck continue
with her Arts and Crafts copper tray?
If it makes something... 30, 40, I'll be very pleased.
-It should make 30.
-In fact, I'll run round and just, "Yay!"
-And I can start straight in on commission at £30.
-There you go.
Get your running shoes on. Oh, my goodness.
-Get to 50.
55 with me?
No. At £55 then on commission.
-60 anywhere else?
-I'm going to hold you to this, Catherine.
I'm quite pleased with that.
On commission at 55, and I'm going to sell.
All done now then, at 55.
-Away you go.
-Right, I'm off.
See you in a minute.
Catherine is running rings around Raj today.
-Wow. I'm pleased with that.
-That was quick.
Right, Raj, can you redeem yourself with your George Jenson ring?
£80 with me only.
-Come on, 120.
-At £80 on commission now.
85 if you're coming in online.
-80 with me. Five anywhere else?
I will sell. Maiden bid, then, with me.
All done, at 85 online.
-At £85 on the internet.
Takes out my commission.
At £85 then online.
-Come on, it's worth more than that.
-It is worth more than that.
I'm going to sell. All done at 85.
-Are you all right?
-Yeah, I'm absolutely fine, yeah.
A little bit disappointing.
Should have done better, but it's a good profit nevertheless.
Not quite helped me catch up but it's good enough.
-A profit is a profit.
-Yeah, we can't complain.
Let's see how Catherine's Victorian sewing accessories will fare.
And I have 40 bid on commission.
At £40 now. Two anywhere else?
-That's what I paid.
-At £40 on commission.
42. 44. At £44.
46, if you like.
46. I have 50 with me.
-That's just about a little...
55, if you like online? 55.
At £55 on the internet now, 60 in the second row.
-She's my friend.
-At 60 in the second row.
Five if you're coming back in online.
At £70 then, in the second row at 70.
Five if you like. At £70 in the second row.
80. At £80 then.
-This is good.
-On the internet at 80.
Coming back in. 85.
At £90 now. 95. At 95.
100. At £100 then in the second row.
You're done on the internet. At 100, then, in the second row.
-I'm really surprised.
-All done at £100.
-Yes, good for you, yeah.
-Are you pleased?
Of course, I'm ecstatic for you, Catherine.
Yeah, you look it.
Well done, that girl.
Well, I think you've done brilliantly so far.
I might just go actually.
Don't leave yet. Here comes Raj's final lot,
his six stained glass windows.
£30 for them. 30.
£20, I have.
At £30 on my right now.
At 30. 32 online.
-They'll do good.
-34. At 34.
At £34 now.
36, if you like. 36.
38. At 38.
-Should be doing this in fivers.
-42. At 42.
-At £42 now.
44 if you like online. At £42 now.
44, if you like.
-We're not up there yet.
-We're still not in profit.
-At £48? No.
At 48 then, on the internet at 48.
Do I see 50 anywhere else?
Come on, someone.
-Come on, come on.
-Surely, £10 each.
All done now then at £48.
It was minuscule.
Mini, mini, mini loss.
A loss is a loss.
At least it wasn't a large one.
To be honest, that lot, I'm afraid, a bit of a PANE.
No? Never... Never mind.
No more jokes, Raj, please!
Final lot up, it's Catherine's lovely little silver skier.
£60 to start me for this one, somewhere, surely?
60's bid with David.
At 60, five, 70, five, 80 online.
-95. At 95.
At 110. 120, if you like, on the internet.
At £110 then.
-I'm delighted with that.
Getting you in the mood though, isn't it? Do you fancy a slalom?
The whole rest of this trip is going to go terribly now.
I'll be reminded of this forever.
Downhill, it's called.
What an ending. Superb profit.
You are way out in front.
That's something we don't hear very often, but I like that.
-Do you want me to say it again?
-Yeah, yeah, keep saying it.
-Catherine, you're way out in front.
-Keep saying it, all the way.
All the way, Raj.
Right, let's find out the figures then.
Raj started this leg in the lead with £238.90.
Sadly, he made a tiny loss after auction costs,
90p to be exact,
so he ends up with £238.
Catherine started with £221.40,
but she pulled in a profit after auction costs,
making a whopping £168.74,
which means she hurtles into the lead with an amazing £390.14
to spend on the next leg. Well done, girl!
Well, that was interesting.
Well, you did amazingly well.
Fantastic. And I made a huge loss.
Oh, come on, Raj. It was about 90p.
That's a huge loss!
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip...
Watch out, Ipswich!
I don't know what Ipswich is like.
I've no idea, but we'll make it a party town.
Catherine finds a new partner for Raj.
Come on, darling, Raj is going to love you.
It's back to the past for Raj...
This is me 30 years ago.
..and our expert duo have a porcine distraction.
-Oh, little piggies.
-I think they've spotted us, Catherine.
-Come on, let's go.
-They know what we had for breakfast.
-I think they do!
The second leg of Raj Bisram and Catherine Southon's trip begins in Norwich, Norfolk, and ends at an auction in Colchester, Essex.
A detour to Swaffham has Raj learn about this quaint market town's unlikely connection to Tutankhamun, while Catherine hears about the region's most ferocious warrior queen - the legendary Boudica. Raj blows almost his entire budget and an arm-wrestle haggle gets him nowhere, while canny Catherine purchases a little silver skier for a few pounds.