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The nation's favourite antiques experts, £200 and one big challenge.
Who can make the most money buying and selling antiques as they scour the UK?
The aim is to trade up and hope each antique turns a profit.
But it's not as easy as it sounds and there can only be one winner.
What a dilemma.
So will it be the highway to success or the B road to bankruptcy?
If I wasn't in your car, I'd let your tyres down.
This is the Antiques Road Trip.
On the road this week, antiques stalwarts David Barby and Philip Serrell.
They're driving their newly-christened 1971 Morris Minor convertible.
Come on, Amy. God bless you, my love.
Valuer and auctioneer David Barby has a specialist knowledge of porcelain.
He's also very persuasive when it comes to buying.
-Is that the very best?
Self-made man Philip Serrell is also an auctioneer and a valuer.
He runs his own successful business and has a keen eye for the unusual.
Sounds like David Barby breathing, doesn't it?
Both experts started the week with a £200 float.
After buying treasures galore, they went head-to-head at auction in Leicester.
-You have done really well with that.
-Give me a kiss.
Now what's in their purses is a different story.
David got off to a cracking start.
He's transformed his original £200 into £252.59.
Philip wasn't so lucky.
His £200 hasn't worked quite so hard.
He begins today's show with just £223.57.
It's the start of a new day and the chaps are already on the road.
This week's road trip, a veritable fling
from Lincoln to Wotton-Under-Edge,
taking in Norfolk and Suffolk along the way.
Today's leg begins with our gents casting off from Leicester.
Then they'll head east to Aylsham in Norfolk for an auction showdown.
The first pin in the map - Sileby.
Nice Victorian villas along here. Not a bad village.
It's very pretty but with a bit of a gruesome past.
The Sileby murder of 1903 saw a young policeman shot
by two drunken ruffians, later sentenced to death for their crime.
But that's not put David off, as he's set to go shopping.
Look, there we are.
There's the antique shop.
Try and be too long. You don't have long left at your age.
-Go on, get out of here.
See you, Barbs.
On the first leg of the trip, David triumphed thanks to his quick decision making.
Will he be doing the same today?
I have to look very carefully. I'm not going to make an immediate decision.
Initially when you see dolls like this,
you think more of bric-a-brac than serious antiques.
You can go in, David.
So where's all the treasure?
-At the back? Dotted around.
-Dotted, really. A bit of Arts and Crafts.
There's a tray there that could do with some love.
Created using a technique called repousser,
which is French for "to push back",
a relief design is made by hammering out
the reverse side of a metal surface, in this case copper.
This late-19th century tray is from the Arts and Crafts period
where traditional forms of craftsmanship were lauded.
This was probably done at a small studio
or it might have been done at night school.
It has a very sort of William Morris look about it. That's rather nice.
When it's polished up...
Mind you, it'll take a lot of hard work polishing it up, particularly on this.
Oops. But I think it'll be worth it.
If David cleans away all that dirt,
there's no knowing what the old devil might find behind.
-How much is that?
-It's a tenner to you.
A tenner? Goodness me. Is that the very, very best?
-It could be seven to you, David.
-What about five?
David, you're notoriously hard, but yes.
£5. Oh, I think that's quite good.
-I think it's all right.
I said I wasn't going to make an immediate decision!
With a price like that, David, it would be rude not to!
Meanwhile, Philip is still on the road.
He's heading six miles to Loughborough,
the second largest settlement in Leicestershire.
This was the destination of the first package tour in 1841,
organised by a Thomas Cook for a temperance group from Leicester.
It's also home to some rather nice antique shops.
Hi, how are you? All right?
Richard is a jewellery specialist,
so Philip needs a keen eye if he wants something in that category.
A seal. Can I have a look at that?
So what you do, you have all the different seals and waxes here.
Lucky clover on the end as well.
Dating back to ancient times, seals were adopted by royalty,
the Church and the law, and by individuals.
Personal seals bore a crest or coat of arms,
and were often inlayed into a signet ring.
This decorative seal comes with a variety of waxes and a candle to melt them.
It's probably from the 1950s and priced at £15.
What I am trying to do is start sowing the seed of doubt
in my new best friend Richard's mind
as to how little this is really worth.
-I can feel one of my headaches coming on.
-They're catching, aren't they?
I think that's quite nice.
I had one in my saleroom not that long ago. It made six quid.
If I can put that with something else, there's a bit of mileage in that.
Back in Sileby, David's getting all pumped up
about another pretty item belonging to dealer Peter Stratton.
This is an atomiser.
You put perfume in there and this is a pump action.
So you don't have one of those rubber things, you just...
pump it away.
In 1888, an atomiser was first developed to dispense medicine.
By the early 1900s, they were adapted to spray perfume
and were highly sought-after by elegant women.
This one from the 1930s is a mix of sterling silver and cut glass
formed into the shape of a cushion.
The question is, will Peter be slashing down that price
just like the copper tray?
How much is that?
Is that a fiver?
-Can't see any mark on it.
-It's sterling, isn't it?
-Is it sterling?
-Yes, it's marked.
Ah, so it's not...
It's not hallmarked, no. I think that's probably more than a fiver.
I should say so, Peter.
After all, it's all about making a profit, surely?
I sense your disappointment at a tenner.
Is it possibly a little bit less than £10?
-It's a huge mistake, but it's a fiver.
Thank you very much, David.
We shall wrap it for you.
Nice one, David.
Something else has caught Philip's eye.
Could I have a look at that little thing there, please?
It's a little brass-bound pen wipe.
You'd get your pen, dip it into your ink and write.
Then you'd wipe the surplus.
Just wipe it along there like that.
People collect writing accoutrements,
they collect pens, blotters. All sorts of things.
The early steel pen had a point that dipped into an inkwell.
As they often dripped, nib or pen wipes were a necessity.
These were anything from a circle out of cut cloth
or stuffed fabric animals,
or brushes like this one from 1900, priced at £10.
I think that, if I can put it with that little desk set,
I might be able to make an interesting lot.
As in everything, it's all down to pounds, shillings and pence.
Your desk set,
and your little ink blotter and ink wiper.
I would estimate those at £10-£20 at auction.
I'm going to be really mean and horrible.
Can I give you a fiver for the two?
-What can I give you for the two?
12. I'll settle at 12.
-That ran off his tongue so quickly, didn't it?
-I can't do 12.
-Course you can.
No, honestly I can't. I haven't got any change for a start.
Tenner, and that's the end of it.
Right. We'll settle at a tenner, then.
Good man. You're a gentleman. Thank you.
David's next potential purchase is something a little more sporting.
He's spotted a game of skittles called ninepins.
You just play away. These are the cheeses
that you would roll towards them.
They're not balls, they're not round. They're almost oval.
Flat like a barrel. So they go in one direction.
I think they're probably about 40 years old.
Ninepins has long been played in inns and taverns
across England and beyond.
The cheese is so called because any cheese-shaped lump can be thrown at the pins.
In Germany it was played by monks in the third century.
It was even banned in America in the 1830s
because people were slacking off work to play it.
-I'm going to ask you £15 for the lot.
-Will you take a tenner for them, Peter?
Yes, of course. Yes, of course.
You're very obliging, Peter.
Watch David doesn't take advantage.
Is that thrown in as well?
David! You are such a rascal!
-But you can.
Oh, this is wonderful.
-Oh, that's brill. Peter, thank you very much.
-You're more than welcome.
Ooh! What a weight.
But when it comes to paying, Peter has another knock-out price cut.
Oh, thank you very much.
That is so generous. Bye-bye. Bye-bye.
Instead of £10 for the ninepins, David's getting them for half price.
We ended up having these for £5. Incredible price.
That was a remarkable little establishment. But you had to explore.
Back in Loughborough, Philip is taking some time out.
He's s visiting the historic John Taylor & Company bellfoundry.
-Hi, how are you?
-Hello. Pleased to meet you.
Foundry museum manager Alan Berry will ring out the story
of one of the oldest surviving industries still in existence.
So what's a foundry?
A foundry is where they melt metal and cast it into a mould to produce an object.
-And these are the moulds here?
-These are the moulds.
# You can ring my bell
# Ring my bell... #
The mould for a bell is made of two parts,
between which molten bronze is poured.
Once it's cooled, the shape of the bell is created.
Part of making the inner mould's shape
is down to some very interesting ingredients.
-That's red sand, black sand, chopped hay and horse manure.
Any particular horse manure?
No, it doesn't matter which horse!
This company, making bells since the 14th century,
has been in the hands of the Taylor family since 1784.
Nowadays this is the largest bellfoundry in the world,
with only one other like it in the UK.
What would be the biggest bell that you've made?
Great Paul was the largest bell made here.
And is that for St Paul's?
-St Paul's Cathedral.
-How big was that?
The company's biggest customer is the Church of England,
including York Minster and Great St Mary's in Cambridge.
But one of their more unusual clients is rock group AC/DC.
Their one-tonne bell goes on tour with them all around the world.
You can feel the heat of that from here. That is really hot.
Bronze is made out of a mix of copper and tin.
This liquid is 1,200 degrees Celsius.
So it's all about being very careful.
How long does that take before it sets?
You would want it to cool as much as possible,
so it may be a few days before we take it out.
When it comes to the price tag, size matters.
If you look at a bell that size there,
are you looking at thousands of pounds, tens of thousands of pounds?
It would probably cost you eight to ten for a bell that size.
-But then you have all the other fittings to go with it.
-We'd better look at those.
The next part of the process is tuning.
The bell is placed upside down and a lathe cuts metal from the inside.
This generates five different musical tones.
Nowadays this is measured by computer, but centuries ago, it was all done by tuning forks.
With the right tuning fork at the right pitch,
we strike the fork. You hear the fork.
That will energise the bell because it's the right pitch.
The bellfoundry here produces up to 100 bells a year.
They also maintain some of the country's most important historic bells in churches,
towers and cathedrals across the land.
A little-known fact, that.
All these things that you go round the countryside looking at
and you take them for granted.
All of a sudden it comes alive. I've had a fabulous time.
I think the horse manure is going to live with me though.
Oh, yes. Well, that's a good one.
Now, what of David? He's keen to squeeze in one last shop.
He's venturing 31 miles east to the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire.
In 1967, this became the first urban conservation area in England.
Not surprising considering most of the buildings are made of lovely Lincolnshire limestone.
Sir Walter Scott described the view of the town
as the finest between London and Edinburgh,
while more recently the BBC filmed the costume drama Middlemarch here.
David's dropping in on one of the town's most well-known
antiques centres, where over 70 dealers showcase their wares.
What I'll try and look for is something specific
like a small item of silver and concentrate on that
when I go in there, so at least I'm not distracted by porcelain
or anything else of that ilk.
On the last leg of the trip, David got lucky
thanks to a silver pencil case which made him a £55 profit.
I'm pleased but I'm actually not that pleased for you.
It looks like he's hoping to repeat that good fortune with something from here.
Right, what I want to see is one...
little item here. This is £26.
Well, this is quite a nice little object.
It was called a swizzle stick.
It's silver, it's stamped silver.
I think possibly continental or even American.
These prongs, which are retractable,
you'd use to take the bubbles out of champagne
or you might want to stir your pink gin.
Then at the other end you've got a little point which you could use for
an olive or anything that you'd have to eat at cocktail hour.
In 1933, engineer Jay Sindler invented the swizzle stick.
He was looking for a way to get the olive out of his Martini
without using his fingers.
In 1935, he was granted a patent.
Ever since the designs have become more and more elaborate,
like this very one from the 1940s.
-What's the very best price, please?
-Is that your very best?
No, £15, please.
-You can have it.
-Thank you very much.
-That's two broken arms I've got!
As the day draws to a close, that's four items in the bag for David.
But he'll be keeping that information close to his chest,
as he and Philip head off for a spot of shut-eye.
Hello, Philip. How I've missed you.
Tell me how you got on first.
-I've had a great day.
-I haven't bought a great deal.
-Are you ready for this?
-Careful. You've got valuable cargo in here.
Ohhhh! This poor car.
Get some rest, gents.
It's still all to play for tomorrow.
It's a bright and breezy morning in Lincolnshire,
but this classic little Morris Minor is more used to David's sedate pace
than Philip's need for speed.
Amy, Amy doesn't want to go that fast.
-Amy is the same speed as you.
-How long is that scarf?
Long enough to throttle you with.
David had a blistering, bargain-filled first day.
He spent just £30 on four items.
That leaves him a bumper £222.59 to play with.
While Philip's shopping was a tad more relaxed, he's spent even less.
£10 on one lot, giving him £213.57 to shop with today.
Good man. You're a gentleman. Thank you ever so much.
Philip has got ground to make up, so he's first to the shops.
Visiting the same antiques centre in which David bought his swizzle stick.
As ever, Philip sniffs out something with a whiff of the unusual.
A set of drug jars that have stepped out from a 1920s pharmacy.
The thing that sells these is the labels on them.
Here we have spirit of Vini Meth, whatever Vini Meth is.
Sounds like some sort of... Not Vinnie Jones, is it?
Vini Meth, or methylated spirits, would have fuelled a lamp burner.
Calcium chloride was for skin infections,
while quinine sulphas treated malaria.
But as to why a pharmacist would have aviation fuel is a bit of a mystery.
Philip's interested in eight drug jars.
They can be very collectable.
Early drug jars that date back to the 17th century that are in pottery
with wonderful designs on them, they can be £4,000, £5,000, £6,000.
These aren't going to fall into that bracket.
Peter, can I ask you a question about these?
-I've totted them up
and individually it comes out at £36 or £37.
We'll go 25 on those.
-Go on, I'll have them then.
-Quick work, Philip.
It's not long before he spots another possibility.
This is quite interesting, because we've got a set of four lignum vitae
It's interesting cos these are numbered one, two, three, four,
and we've got another numbered set here.
They're a set of four bowls,
but actually they're not cos what we have are four pairs of bowls.
So number one and number one are one pair.
So whoever owns this stall has split them up and shouldn't really.
These bowls from the 1900s are made of lignum vitae, known as ironwood.
It was chosen for being hard-wearing and extremely strong.
For four sets of pairs, the price is £50.
What can those be bought for?
We'll say that's 20.
And those 20? That's 40.
So what about £35 for all of them?
-Or £30 for all of them.
-35 for all of them.
£35? Yeah, I'm going to have those.
I should argue more but I think those are cheap.
Mental note, buy smaller things. Lord above!
While Philip heads further afield to continue his quest for more bargains,
David's off on an adventure.
He's travelling eight miles west to Rutland Water.
This is home to Europe's largest man-made lake.
-Is this our boat?
-Will you show me round?
-I will, certainly.
Local historian Bryan Waites is taking David across the water
to find out the incredible story behind the creation of this reservoir.
In the 1970s, there was a need for water
in the growing towns of Corby and Peterborough and Northampton.
So this was one of the most suitable places.
There was even clay nearby to build the dam
and the rivers Welland and Nene were close enough to supply the water.
Were there any farms or villages submerged?
There were about 16 farms that had to be destroyed, really.
There were two smaller villages that were affected.
One disappeared entirely at Lower Hambleton
and Middle Hambleton half disappeared, really.
The other location threatened with submergence
was the stunning Normanton Church.
It was there for many centuries before the water ever came.
In order to protect it, they had to half fill it with cement
because the water level would have flooded the church.
The floor of the church was raised up to window level.
Outside, a bank was built to protect the building
and a new causeway provided access from the shoreline.
Better to keep it in situ than to move it to another site, I think.
The majority of what we see today
was built for the Earl of Ancaster in the 1800s.
-From a distance it looks so Italian.
-It does, really. Exactly.
You follow through the Roman architectural detail.
So you've got the Ionic columns at the bottom and then the Corinthian ones at the top.
Yes, well spotted.
Normanton Church was deconsecrated in 1970
when the trust for its protection was first set up.
Now a museum, it tells the story
of the creation of the reservoir, attracting over 30,000 visitors a year.
It's very, very elegant.
-Like some Venetian building.
-It is indeed.
Floating on the water, really.
Meanwhile, Philip's arrived in Wymondham,
following a 16 mile journey north from Stamford.
You've got a fabulous shop here.
Dealer Tina Bryan has everything from tableware and kitchenalia
to furniture, stained glass and brass.
I'm not going to look at price. I'm going to adopt a different policy.
If I walk round and I just bid you for things, you can either
throw me out the shop or say, "Well, we might like to talk a bit more."
I'll have a wander round.
Tina's shop is lovely, and judging by her stock, she's got a good eye.
It could be a struggle to get her to lower her prices though.
I can see this is going to be quite tough with you, Madam.
This is like an early vacuum cleaner, isn't it?
You got hold of that, like that.
Then you just created a vacuum like that.
It sounds like David Barby breathing, doesn't it?
Nice gag, but I don't think it's really for you.
Time is pushing on.
-Tina, these are nice, aren't they?
-Bit old hat, aren't they?
-He said old hat, Tina.
These brass pans are Victorian.
A modern tip for cleaning pans like these is tomato ketchup.
Leave it on for 30 minutes and bingo. They come up sparkling.
Philip's right though, these are not as popular as they used to be.
At £28 each, he needs to be firm.
-On the brass pans?
I want two. Is that all right?
That's all right. That's fine.
Ooh, I'll put these by.
I think Tina's taken pity on you, Philip.
How they land aircraft with these. It's incredible!
This is for getting bread out the oven, isn't it?
-That's right, yes.
-I bet the local pizza parlour could still use this.
Yeah, I bet they could actually.
Philip is once again proving he likes to think outside the box.
He's already bagged the pharmacy jars,
and on the last leg of the trip it was ostrich eggs from the butchers.
I think this one's been cut off a bit, hasn't it?
Maybe it was for a short person.
What a saleslady. What a girl!
These are from the 1900s.
The shovel might be French and would have been vital
in the making of bread in a boulangerie.
The rake? Well, ideal for any jobs in the garden, really.
For the two of them, Tina wants £35.
Right, one-off deal.
I'll give you £25 for the two. That's it finished. No more.
-Good girl. Pleased with those.
-There you are.
You are a good sport, Tina, because Philip's the real rake here, isn't he?
Ha-ha! Couldn't resist it.
David and Amy the Morris Minor are enjoying some peace and quiet in the English countryside.
They're on a quick seven-mile trip to nearby Uppingham.
It's most famous for its rather spiffing independent school
and is a market town in Rutland, the smallest county in England.
David is fitting in one last shop before the chaps reconvene to reveal their wares.
He's immediately attracted to this.
This is for drawing lots.
So you have all the numbers there on the balls.
You give it a turn like that and you operate something underneath here.
Out would drop one of the balls.
That is quite nice. What I like about it, it's all brass
and it's got its original little lot there.
This is Edwardian, an era where craftsmanship was all about a quality finish.
The globe was probably used for drawing lottery numbers locally,
perhaps at a gentlemen's club, perhaps for prizes or even bingo.
I like that. Oh, not so keen on the price though.
But isn't it nice?
True to form, David's going to try and get shop owner Nick Grindley to slash the price.
I really want your very best on that, please.
Right, the very best on it would be 150.
150. That's a bit more than I wanted to pay.
Ah. This will be my last figure, and the last figure is 140. That's it.
What a dilemma. I'm going to make that awful decision
on buying an expensive item and keeping my fingers crossed
and hoping that it's going to make a profit.
And I think I shall go with the...
lottery ball. That is such fun. Thank you very much indeed.
OK. Pleasure. Good doing business with you.
It's been a whale of a tour across Leicestershire,
Lincolnshire and Rutland - all for the purpose of buying antiques.
Now our boys must reveal those wares to one another.
-Come on then, Barbs, surprise me.
-This is my first, OK?
-What do you think?
-Is it skittles?
It's ninepins. And I've got the original cheeses. Look at that.
-What's a cheese?
-This is what you roll at them.
-Is it? Are they not round?
-They're not round.
I think that that little lot would make...
£20 to £30.
-Go on, what did you pay?
-No, you're fine, I know you. Go on, what did you pay?
-You're home and hosed!
A little seal, and a little nib wiper.
-Oh, that's sweet.
-Go on, how much was that lot then?
The whole lot?
-Probably in the region of £8-£10.
I paid a tenner for it, yeah.
What do you think it will make, a profit?
-I think it will make 15-18.
-Oh, that'll do.
That's for stirring your cocktail with.
Or getting bubbles out of champagne.
You see we can't afford champagne where I come from.
-I think that's really quite sweet. What did you pay for it?
-Oh, that's all right, isn't it? Are you ready for this, Barbs?
-25 quid. What do you think?
I think that's very good actually.
People love collecting these pharmaceuticals.
-Do you think I'll do all right with those?
-I think they are quite nice, I like those immensely.
Right, my next object.
-You push it down, it pops up again.
-Really? Oh, yeah.
-There's still a vacuum there.
-Yeah. Go on, you paid 20 quid for it?
-Yeah, that's cheap enough.
Rolling on, then, Philip's bowls.
I bought the four pairs for £35, which I thought was really cheap.
-I think that's cheap. It's lignum vitae, isn't it?
It's the wood that is more valuable than the actual bowls themselves.
All polished up, David's copper tray.
-You probably bought that for a fiver?
-It's cheap at a fiver.
But it was black, but I love those sort of intertwining leaves, very much like William Morris.
It's very nice. Isn't it lovely?
-Oh, it's beautiful, Barbs.
-Oh, God, I adore that.
-How much do you think it's going to make?
-You'll make 30 quid on that one.
Out of everything you've bought, is there one thing that you thought, "I'm not sure?"
-This is mine. When I started, copper kettles were
£90 and £100 or £105, now they're £10 or £15 each, aren't they?
I paid £20 for the two.
I might be in with a bit of a shout, mightn't I?
Those are quite nice.
Could David's lottery ball dispenser be his mistake?
Have a go.
Isn't it wonderful?
And the winning number is number 11!
Look out, Dale Winton. How much was that, Barbs? I wouldn't have a clue.
I think he's daft enough to give 55 or 60 quid for it.
-Ha! Just double it.
-You paid £120 for it?
Time for Philip's rake and shovel combo.
I think this has had some re-carving.
Well, they would have got burnt.
Well, yeah, I think this was a rectangular one,
and has been made into an oval one. Now this I think is interesting.
-Yeah, it's a rake, isn't it?
-Yeah, but it's a combination
of various components actually.
Yeah - it's a wooden rake and a metal rake.
-Well, that's where the metal rake would have been.
And they've used the shaft.
-So I think the whole thing has been revamped.
-I paid £25 for the two.
Well, I wish you the best of luck.
-I'm sure you'll do well with them.
-Yes, I'd like to say the same.
I didn't, but I'd like to.
Oh, he is a rotter! What's the real verdict?
I didn't like the rake, because it had been heavily restored
and cleaned and it didn't have the natural feel about it.
I also think the same with the paddle, which should have been rectangular.
His tombola thing, erm...
I think that's a huge gamble, and he could conceivably lose £100 on that.
I think from Philip's objects,
all of them have a potential profit margin, except for the sealing wax.
But you can never tell.
No, you cannot. This leg of the road trip is now drawing to an end.
Our experts have whizzed around the East Midlands
taking in high spots like Sileby,
Loughborough, Stamford, Rutland Water,
Wymondham and Uppingham.
Now they're zooming way out east to Aylsham in Norfolk for the auction.
Aylsham is slap bang in the middle of the Garden of Norfolk.
It's a thriving rural community that enjoys a busy weekly auction market.
Good news, chaps!
-Well, here we are before your very eyes.
-Are you ready, Barbs?
-I'm going to have to get something for my nerves.
It's the custard jacket, isn't it?
Let's hope David doesn't try to sell that!
Keys Auctions, in business since 1953, is a busy sale room.
Today is a general sale, so anything goes.
Auctioneer Henry Hammond is the man in charge,
and he's discovered something interesting.
-Your tray has hope, sir.
-Oh, thank goodness for that!
Hope. Keswick School of Industrial Arts,
which you may or may not have noticed at the time of purchase...
It was black when I bought it, absolutely black.
How much do you think?
-We may make £100.
Thank you very much, that would be absolutely super!
Keswick School of Industrial Art was highly respected
during the Arts and Crafts period.
It just goes to show that a spot of polish really can unearth a treasure.
Both our gents have bought five lots. David began this leg with £252.59.
He's spent £170 on the atomiser, the ninepins, the swizzle stick,
the brass lottery globe
and what transpires to be a Keswick copper tray.
While Philip started out with £223.57.
He's splashed out £115 on the wax sealing set and pen wipe,
the glass jars, the hardwood bowls,
the brass saucepans and the bread shovel and rake.
What a mixture!
It's eyes to the front for the man with the gavel.
We all know a nod's as good as a wink to him!
Well, this is it, Barbs. This could be trouble.
Philip's bread shovel and rake are up first.
£30 for them? £20 then?
-£10 then anyone? Fiver then anyone?
-I think we're up here.
At five, bid now. Six, at six, at eight now, at ten...
At ten, at 12 now. At 12, at 15...
At 15, anybody else at 15, 18 at the front then, at 18.
20, 22, 25. 25?
£25 and done, then.
That's just cost me the commission!
That's right. Philip might have broken even,
but he still has the auction costs to think about.
-Well, that's not too bad.
-It's all working out well, isn't it?
-Never mind, the brass saucepans might fair better.
-£20 for them?
£10 then... Fiver, then, anyone. Anyone for a fiver?
Five bid now. In the doorway, then. Six now...
Oh, we're racing away.
At 10. Middle row then, at 10.
I should have bought a tin of beans and put it in them!
£10 and done, then.
Crash and burn.
He's lost half their cost - proving items like these
are not as fashionable as they used to be.
Now for David's ninepins.
Then we're onto lot 184...
My lot, my lot.
£10 we're bid to start. At 10 now,
12, 15, 18.
20, 22, 25, 28, 30,
32, 35, 38,
42, 45. 45, 48. 48, 50.
Five, 55, 60, five.
70, five, 75, 80. Five.
90, five, 95, 100.
105. 110. 110 in the front.
I just don't believe this.
120, five, on the wall, then, at 125...
-On the wall? More like off the wall.
-At £125 and done then...
-I'm going to shove one of those...
Sorry, could you just remind me what it was?
I lost the will to live at 100 quid.
That's a smashing return of £120 before commission.
Was that good? That was really good!
Time for Philip's sealing set and pen wipe.
Maybe these will change his fortunes.
At £30 for it. £20 then.
Oh, Henry Hell.
10 bid now, 12, 15, 18, 20, two, 25.
Anybody else? In the front. £25 and done then...
A profit, and about time, too.
But he needs a whole lot more to stay in the game.
You've got £15 profit on that, and it will increase, don't worry.
Very generous of him! Anyway, let's hope so. Roll on, David's atomiser.
£20 for it. £10 then.
Fiver, then. £5, at 6 now... At 6.
At 8, at 8, at 10...
At 12 now, in the front then, at 12.
At 15 now. At 15.
18? 18, right in the front.
Anybody else? £18 and done then...
"Oh, that's disappointing."(!)
Yes, David! But it's still a profit.
Not to be sniffed at. Ha!
I thought it would have done
-at least 20.
Let's see how your swizzle stick tickles the bidders.
£10 for it, at five bid now, at £5,
at six now, at eight, at eight, at 10,
at 12, at 15, at 18,
20, 22, 22 in the front then.
25, 25, anybody else at £25?
That must be awfully disappointing(!)
-It is, actually.
-How much did that make?
25, thank you.
Now, now, no need for handbags at dawn, girls.
Although David is romping ahead.
Don't worry, you'll rejoice when the hamster cage is up.
That's exactly right.
David's brass lottery globe could go either way.
£100 for it. Very unusual thing. £50 then.
£30, then. 30 bid now. At 30,
at 32 now.
35, 35, in the doorway then at 35.
Anybody else? In the doorway then...
Oh, goodness me.
38, 40, two, 45, 48, 50.
£50 and done then...
Oh, as I expected.
Ha! It's bombed - with a £90 loss.
David's gamble didn't pay off.
That cancels out my gain of 100 earlier on.
Oh, gosh. "That cancels out my gain of 100 earlier on!" Ohhhh!
Mind your Marjory manners, Philip!
No-one likes a Rosemary rude,
especially as your glass jars are on display next.
£30 for them. £20 then.
£10 then anyone. Fiver then, anyone.
-Five bid now, at £5.
At £5, at six, then.
At six, at eight. At eight, at ten.
At ten, at 12, right in the front then, at 12.
At £12 and done then...
Another loss. Not great.
This just isn't Philip's day.
-How much have I lost today, Barbs?
-Erm, so far only £26.
It's like the Wall Street Crash.
Let's hope his hardwood bowls play better.
Smile, even if you lose.
..together with two jacks there.
All that lot there, £30 for it.
£20 then. £10 then to start...
-Oh, I am staggered.
-10 bid now, at £10. £12. 15, 18.
-OK, come on, a bit more.
You two are right together, bidding.
At 22, 25, 28 now.
At 28, anybody else at 28?
30. At 30.
32, 32, 35, 35 - anybody else at 35?
At £35 and done then...
Ah, dear, I'm so disappointed for you, Philip. I really, really am.
It's just a lot of bowls, this - another loss after commission.
If I wasn't in the same car as you, I'd let your tyres down.
Now for the last lot of the day - David's repousser copper tray.
If there's an Arts and Crafts buff out there, this could clean up.
Lot 403 is the late 19th century Arts and Crafts copper tray,
-bearing Keswick School of Industrial Art...
-..stamp to it.
At 50, bid now, at 50.
-I'm going to go and cry.
At the back then, 65...
-Ah, it's been a great day.
80, five, 90, five,
100, 105, 110, 115...
Can you stop digging me in the ribs? I can't stand this any more.
I'm going to be ill!
I can't do this any more!
200, 200, in the front then, at 200.
Anybody else? In the front, then...
Surely there's another bid.
£200 and done then...
That's just made my day, it's been perfect all the way round.
Thank you so much!
Ha-ha-ha(!) Before commission, that's an incredible profit.
And it only cost David a fiver.
Oh, what a splendid day, I really have enjoyed it.
-Yes, it's been great fun, hasn't it?
Ha-ha! What a disappointing auction for Philip, though.
After paying the auction house costs, he's made a loss of £26.86,
leaving him with just £196.71 to go on with.
Champion for the second time this week is David Barby.
After paying commission, he's made a profit of £174.33,
giving him a whopping £426.92 to start the next show.
Never mind, tomorrow is another day. How sweet!
Next time on Antiques Road Trip,
Philip tries to claw back those losses.
I've tried to pull every trick in the book!
And David gets even cheekier, if it's possible,
when it comes to slashing prices.
-Can we round it off at 20?!
This is being quite painful!
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