David Harper and Anita Manning begin the fourth leg of their journey. They head from Wells in Somerset to Hele in Devon.
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The nation's favourite antiques experts,
£200 each and one big challenge.
Who can make the most money buying and selling antiques as they scour the UK.
-You're a hard woman.
The aim is to trade up and turn a profit.
But it's not as easy as it sounds and there can only be one winner!
Will it be the highway to success or the B road to bankruptcy?
You can do it!
This is the Antiques Road Trip!
It's Round Four of this week's road trip with David Harper and Anita Manning.
They're careering across the south of England
in a 1971 Triumph Spitfire.
Anita, I'm determined to keep the roof off.
You know how I feel, David. I like the wind in my hair!
You might be getting some rain in your hair! Very soon.
No hair envy, David! He's the current champion,
an antiques dealer who likes using a bit of muscle to get a bargain!
Don't break the table!
Anita Manning is a Glaswegian auctioneer.
She's teaching her adversary the antiques lingo from north of the border.
It's a wee bit wibbly-wobbly.
Burst oot greeting.
I've no idea what you just said!
Both experts started the week with £200 each.
After amassing antiques aplenty, they fought bravely at auction in Wells
and Anita went all-out to beat David.
But again it wasn't enough.
-Oh, what a shame!
David has scored a hat trick of auction triumphs.
His original £200 is now a fantabulous £451.06.
Anita has some way to go to get one over on David.
From her original £200, she starts today with £253.51.
This week's route, a whizz bang zoom across England's south coast,
from Dover to Bideford in north Devon.
Today's leg begins with our duo leaving Wells in Somerset
for an auction showdown in Newton Abbott, Devon.
Their first port of call is Sherborne in Dorset.
This is a lovely, lovely quintessential English town.
-Look at this house.
-That's very Tudor, isn't it?
Yes, Sherborne is arguably one of the most stunning towns in England.
It boasts a breathtaking abbey and several independent schools.
You want to go for the biggie today.
-You've been holding yourself back.
Very frustrated. What do I do?
-Spend the lot today.
-Spend the lot! And what are you going to do?
-I'll try and do the same.
-You little liar!
I know you too well!
David's heading to a new shop that's just opened.
It's filled with David's first love, Georgian furniture.
-I'm David Harper.
Why don't you point me in the direction of something
that stands you at the right money and we can do a deal.
Give me a chance of a profit.
That came in yesterday.
It's an 18th-century oak English gate-leg table.
What date? 1750? '70?
Maybe even a bit earlier than that.
-Maybe early 18th.
This table was lovingly made around 1730.
George II was king, Britain still held the American colonies
and the Industrial Revolution was just beginning.
Life expectancy, though, was just 35.
So here's hoping many a merry evening
was spent round this fine piece of oak
before it was too late!
I bought this at five o'clock yesterday evening.
Is it cheapy-cheapy?
-It is cheapy-cheapy.
-Are we talking mega cheapy-cheapy or just cheapy-cheapy?
Well, it depends what you're calling cheapy-cheapy!
Give me your best price.
Seven hundred quid.
-It's not a fortune, is it?
-It's not a fortune.
Come on, David, let's get down to brass tacks!
-Would £100 buy it?
-No. I'd do 165.
I can't do it.
I can't sell it for less than I buy it for.
-I'll spin a coin with you.
-I'm not interested...
-..whether it's heads or tails.
It's 125. I'm sorry. You know when a line is drawn in the sand?
-Make the line a bit wavy.
A slight compromise. Give me a chance. At 120, I'll have it.
It's going to make 350 in that auction!
-Oi! Go on.
-It's got to be. It's the line.
-We'll have to arm-wrestle over this!
Don't break the table!
120 it is!
The ploys to slash prices are just getting stranger and stranger!
Question is, will Anita be as bullish?
I'd love to get a whopper. It would be nice to get something really special.
Perhaps Anita's first shop will bring her a spot of luck.
Relocation sale. 50% off.
This could be it!
And it's a bit of fun that catches her eye first.
Could I have a look at that baby's plate there?
Yes, course you can. Certainly.
-It's fun, isn't it?
I'd love to buy this.
The thing about it is, to reveal that to David Harper
with this on it - "Pride goeth before a fall"!
-You're on to a winner there.
-That would really be a great laugh. I'd love that.
This baby plate bears the back stamp of Doulton
which dates it between 1902 and 1922.
Take one smug ice skater heading for a hole in the ice he can't see,
two onlookers watching him knowingly and you have a fun cautionary tale.
It's priced at £85,
-I would be estimating that 20 to £30.
That is a very low estimate!
-I'm afraid I couldn't possibly run to that.
-You couldn't go...
-I'd be paying you, you see!
Could you go with 30-ish? In the 30-ish region?
No, I can't... Look, I'll do it for 40.
-Is that the lowest?
-That is, honestly, otherwise I'll be paying you!
Let's go for it.
-Go for it.
-Let's go for it. It's fun.
It's fun. It's fun.
I'm dying to show this to David Harper!
Look at this guy's face.
He's very self-satisfied.
Harper's a bit like that sometimes.
Come to think of it, Anita, you might have a point!
But beware! David's loitering just outside.
-I've caught you coming out with a bag. What have you got? Let's have a look.
-There are lovely things in there, David,
-but I would forget it.
No, I'm still going in!
-Good luck, darling.
-You, too, sweet pea!
Do you think that mean that? It's David's turn now to find a gem.
I hope he's gentler with shop owner Fran Bryant than her previous customer! But it's unlikely!
That's a bonny thing. It's a mystery object.
The question is, what is it?
I'd be grateful for some advice on that because I haven't got a clue.
I assume it's a bottle stand.
That's what I thought, but we've got a dip here and a flat bit there.
I can't work out why.
Has it got much age to it?
I think it's late Victorian. It's got no marks underneath,
-which is a good sign.
-Where did it come from?
A lady brought it in.
She said, "I don't know if this is any good."
I thought, "Neither do I, but I'll have a go."
Give me an idea what that might be.
That MIGHT be £30.
MIGHT it? Might it be 15?
-I think it definitely might not be 15.
-Let me see if there's something else I could buy.
-You might just throw that in as a sweetener.
Anita is back on the road, taking a break.
She's commandeered the little red devil for an educational detour.
She's left Sherborne for a 23-mile trip to Stoke St Gregory.
Anita's dropping in on the home of Somerset's historic willow industry.
Jonathan, I'm Anita.
Jonathan Coates's great-great grandfather
founded P.H.Coate and Sons in 1819.
They've been making everything from governesses' carts
to berry-picking baskets for over 190 years. Today,
this is the only company in Britain that grows, harvests and manufactures willow products
on a large scale.
It dates back hundreds and hundreds of years,
but it really took off in the early 1800s.
Why did they use willow as a material
rather than oak or beech or whatever?
Its lightness and its durability.
It's light in weight and was very easy to put together.
Here's a wonderful old picnic hamper.
When did these date from?
Well, the picnic hamper was supposedly invented by Scotts of London
and was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851.
It reminds me of Enid Blyton, the Famous Five, the Secret Seven,
and wonderful picnics in the countryside during the summer.
We have traditional seats, but this looks a rather odd one.
-Tell me what this is, Jonathan.
-This was used
-in the early fighter aircraft during the First World War!
Again for its lightness and durability.
The hole in the seat is for the straps to come up through.
-Not for very scared pilots!
Jonathan is keeping the family tradition alive.
He supplies baskets and signage to some of the UK's biggest supermarkets.
He's even made props for movie director Steven Spielberg.
The company also makes willow coffins for those of us wanting to reduce our carbon footprint
even after we've gone.
Willow is grown on the Somerset levels.
After harvesting, the rods are stripped ready for weaving.
This was actually done one rod at a time up until the mid 1920s,
usually by the women and children in a break like this one here.
If you'd just like to stand back a bit.
That will take the bark off.
-That's what was called stripping the willow.
There's one job still very much done by hand, and that's weaving.
One of the company's most skilled basket makers is Mary Nash.
-That looks quite complicated.
-No, it's quite simple, really.
-How many of these do you make a day, Mary?
-On average about three.
This is a round sewing basket but it can be used for whatever anybody wants to use it for.
Would you like to have a go? Finish this off?
You can be my teacher, Mary.
-So I go over the top.
-Over the top.
I've got it!
I'm getting into a wee rhythm now.
I'll speed up now.
-That's it. You've got it.
I've got it. Yours is beautiful, but mine's a bit scraggly.
-No, it's fine.
-How long have you been doing it?
-I started when I was 18.
-Are you the best in the world at it?
I've got to say that, haven't I?
From the best in the world...
to David Harper! Ha!
He's got his mitts on another possibility in Sherborne.
A Victorian needle-point teapot or kettle stand from 1870.
It's tagged at £55.
That should just pop out.
-Look at that border.
-Lovely, isn't it?
If somebody really wanted to, they could replace that.
-But you wouldn't want to do that, would you?
-It would be a shame.
-That could probably be 30, I should think.
-Oh, dear, you're such a hard woman, Fran!
-I'm a tough person to deal with.
-You are very nice, though.
-Just not THAT nice.
-No! Not that nice!
Ooh, he's cheeky, that David.
He's also interested in the bottle holder which Fran offered at £30.
But now, of course, he wants both items cheapy-cheap.
How about 30 quid for those two items?
-I can't do it.
-I'm so sorry. If I could, I would.
-But I can't.
-35 for the two?
-I almost got you. You almost said yes.
You almost said yes. I can sense it.
Go on, 35 for the two.
-I can do 40 for the two.
And I think you've got an absolute bargain there.
-You're so lovely, I'll have to say yes to 40.
-For the two items. Thank you.
Anita's re-hit the Sherborne shopping trail
and is in the capable hands of arm-wrestler Piers Pisani
who sold David the table.
He's leading her to something that might just pack a punch!
I use them primarily for decoration. They don't have a price ticket.
-But if you would like them, they'd be...
-Don't tell me.
Let me look at them first. It's not a sport I did at school.
-Neither did I.
-What sort of period would they be?
I reckon they're early 20th century.
Boxing gloves were first invented in 1743
by English prize fighter Jack Broughton.
He called them mufflers
and modelled them on Ancient Greek fighting gauntlets called cestus.
Do you think I could whack David Harper with them?
I'm not offering my chin to practise!
I feel as though I should be bandaging your hands
and talking to you, saying, "Come on! You can do it!"
You can do it.
What I like is the fun of buying a pair of boxing gloves
to fight my way back to the top!
Could I buy these for £20?
No. They should be £80 the pair.
-Could you come to 40 with me?
-Come on. 45.
Oh, 40, cos you look at me so sweetly.
I think we'll have great fun with them and I kind of love them to bits.
Sherborne has spelt success for both Anita and David.
Time to skip town.
This is the bit I like!
Antiques in the boot, a beautiful woman, a classic car.
No, she's coming later. About three o'clock!
Get on with it!
-Come on, lady.
They're motoring from Sherborne to Ilchester,
just ten miles north.
David will continue shopping here,
while Anita heads further afield.
There you go, madam!
-Can I assist in any way?
-Watch it, Harper!
-Go on, then!
-I'm not going with the handbrake!
-The handbrake is off.
-I'm going to watch you go! Go on!
I'll have a good laugh! Go on!
That's it, Anita. Straighten up now, sweetie. There you go.
Oh, my Lord!
She's driving five miles on from Ilchester to the town of Somerton.
That is a lot of nonsense we have.
He just wants to drive all the time.
He doesn't like being a passenger.
He likes to be in control all the time.
Sherborne was lovely, but I may have a better chance of a bargain
in a smaller village.
Let's hope so, anyway!
With an infectious old-world charm, Somerton is an ancient Saxon town in Somerset.
It sits on the River Cary and boasts some cracking 15th-century churches
and a mix of good country pubs.
Anita's making her way round an antiques centre where 30 dealers
showcase their wares.
I'm going to try not to buy something because it's amusing.
What, like boxing gloves?
Anita soon spies something decorative at £38.
There's quite a sweet little spinning chair here.
It would have been used. It was a functional item.
But it's been decorated and that makes it so much nicer.
Someone's loved it.
It is probably turn of the century.
There is a wee, wee hint of Art Nouveau about it,
The decoration is nice. It's pen work. And it adds to the charm of it.
David, I was looking at this wee spinning chair here.
Am I able to buy that for £15?
I think you're wanting to give me £18 for it?
-Will you do it at £18?
It's a deal!
Up the road in Ilchester,
David's spotted a late 19th-century Chinese picture frame for £50.
It's another chance to do what he loves best.
Haggling for a knock-down price!
Ah, yes. Couldn't be 21, could it?
It can't be 20.
-I'm sure, yes!
-£40 is the absolute...
Let's see what else there is.
Roy Gilbert specialises in furniture,
so most items are on the big and pricey side.
But he does have another piece that might tempt David.
George III oak hall chair.
-Good colour. Good patination.
-Yep. Nice shield at the back.
Wonderful shape at the front. Very Georgian.
-What date do you put on it?
-1770 to 1800.
-What do you call that oak? Quarter-cut oak?
The quarter cut is when you get that fossilised grain.
But they cut it at a certain angle to get that fossilised finish.
It's the most expensive way to cut oak, but it's worthwhile.
They put it on the seat and it's a piece of art, isn't it?
-My very best has got to be £60.
Well, it's not a fortune, but, um...
Would I be very cruel if I said to you, "How about this?"
The Chinese picture frame and the Georgian chair,
-50 quid the pair?
No, definitely not! No!
OK, Roy, I'm trying my best here.
I don't know what else I can do. Do you want blood?
Money would be better!
I'd prefer that.
What would be the absolute death
on the picture frame?
And the Georgian chair?
-It's got to be £60.
-You're a hard man. You're sticking there.
I'm trying to help!
70 for the pair.
-70 for the pair? No!
-I had you for two seconds. You were going to say yes.
I was adding up! It takes me ages!
-I'll do the two for £80.
-We're almost there, Roy.
-We are there.
-There, or almost there?
We're definitely there.
You're absolutely right.
Thank you very much. Cracking buys.
In Somerton, Anita's head has been turned by two watercolours from 1896,
priced at £40 each.
I was looking at this pair here.
Do you know anything about the artist?
No, I don't, no. I imagine a good amateur.
Where are these scenes of?
-They strike me as a London scene.
-A London scene?
-That's St Paul's in the background.
I think this is Fleet Street. There's the News of the World office.
-Right. OK. Maybe it's just made up.
What about the two of them for £50?
-I think that's still too much.
Am I able to buy these for £30?
-For the pair?
-No, the very best I could do is 40 for the pair.
-The best you could do?
-Could you consider coming down a wee bit?
Could you consider coming down maybe to 35?
Go on, then. You're a hard woman!
-I'm sorry! Thank you very much.
So, with cash thrown at all sorts of goodies,
let's sign off for the day. Rest well, me pretties!
Another day. Another chance to spend, spend, spend.
Before that, our two experts are enjoying a bit of country scenery.
Look at those lovely cows. They're gorgeous.
-What, they're cold?
Actually, Anita, they're Belted Galloways!
So far, David's gone large, forking out £240 on five items.
That leaves him with a purse of £211.06.
Thanks very much. Cracking buys.
While Anita bought just four items at £133,
giving her a pot of £120.51 to play with.
Lovely. Thank you very much. Smashing.
With five lots already bought, David has left Anita and shopping behind.
He's stopping off in Montacute, 11 miles from Somerton.
David's taking a very special trip down Memory Lane
to Montacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum.
-Ah, you must be Alan.
-And you must be David.
-I am David Harper. Good to meet you.
For the last 20 years, curator Alan Hicken has collected anything and everything
to do with our best-loved TV and radio shows,
including Doctor Who, The Wombles and Dad's Army.
This is one of my favourite items.
This is an original puppet from the series Hank the Cowboy.
-I recognise him. That dates to when, the '50s?
-The '50s. 1950s.
-That's quite rare.
-Very rare. Well, it's unique.
-That's one of the original puppets from the series.
The opening credits used to run down and he'd be bobbing up and down.
-There's a little handle here, if I just show you.
-Does it work?
Oh, he's off.
He's galloping now.
He wouldn't win the Grand National!
He's having a good go, though!
Like the antiques business, there's quite a bit of money to be made out of collectables like these.
Alan has looked out a couple of toys that are worth a few bob.
What have we here, then?
-Can I handle?
-Yeah, carry on, David.
Oh, gosh, we've got the Lotus Elan.
-And a cracking vintage Bentley.
-Two wonderful cars.
-Date-wise, this will be what?
-'67, will it be?
Now, you've got the box. Late '60s.
What's this worth, then?
Between 400 and £500.
Even in used condition?
-Even in used condition.
-And if it was absolutely mint?
This collection is probably the largest of its kind in the UK.
Although Alan hasn't counted every item, it's running into the thousands.
For those of you who don't remember programmes like Z Cars or The Sweeney,
you might remember this.
-The A Team!
-The A Team!
That armoured car, in a box, how much would that be worth?
-A couple of hundred quid.
-Couple of hundred.
For a plastic toy that kids were chucking away 20 years ago!
-Amazing, isn't it?
You've got one cracking collection here, Alan!
-I love it when a plan comes together!
Before Show and Tell time, Anita's keen to grab another profit-making lot for the auction.
She's arrived in Hele in Devon, 40 miles from Somerton.
This is a pleasure indeed to meet you.
I can't believe it. This place is absolutely astonishing!
Makes you look petite, Anita!
There's 45,000 square feet of aged goodies to absorb,
including decorative items and collectables.
But despite the myriad choices, Anita still comes up trumps.
She's sniffed out a beautifully decorated notebook from the early 20th century.
That's an old writing pad. Lovely design on the front.
-It's in good condition inside.
-Makes you wonder who owned it and everything.
-What sort of price is that, Chris?
-Well, it's got 25 quid on it.
So I can do that for 22. £22.
I like it
but I don't think I could make a profit on that at auction. What do you think?
You should get well over 20 for that. 25?
-Tell you what....
-It's a general sale that I'm putting it into.
-It cost me 12, so don't hit me any more!
-Cost you 12?
Chris, would you take 12 for it?
-Would you take 12 for it?
-Yeah, I'll give in easy!
You are a darling!
Thank you very much, Chris.
Round Four has included arm wrestling and boxing
in the battle to buy bargains.
Now David and Anita go up against each other in a different arena.
Time to show off those wares!
-Show me your first item.
-This is the first item.
You might know it is a table!
George II. Circa 1730, 1750.
-Tell me how much you paid for it.
-Oh, that's for nothing!
-Do you think so?
-That is for nothing!
-I thought this was a lovely little bowl.
-What sort of money?
-I paid £40 for it.
-I'd have been happier if I'd got it between 20 and 30.
-But, David, I couldn't resist it.
-I just went with it.
-I love it.
-£40. I might make a couple of quid on it.
It's a funny one, this one.
It's got to be a bottle stand of some sort, hasn't it?
Quite possibly, David. Quite possibly.
-How much did you pay for that?
-Get to the nitty-gritty.
If I brought that to your sale room, what estimate would you put on that?
I'd probably put it with a lot of other junk!
You horror! You're an absolute horror!
Now for David's teapot stand.
It's circa 1870. Certainly Victorian.
-How did you get that for £20?
-Anita, it's called...
-Did that woman fancy you?
Anita's £35 watercolours are next.
There is some capability in the work.
They've got good colour and I love the carriages and people.
It's a snapshot of that time.
-And you've got a pair.
-A pair is always better than a single.
We've got a late 19th-century Chinese hardwood triple picture frame
-with that architectural design here.
-How much did you pay for that?
The magical figure, £20.
-It was a £20...
-A £20 winner!
-It can't be bad!
-I have to admit, David, that it might be a winner at £20.
I bought this little spinning chair
and I rather fancied that it was made by a young husband for his wife
because I love this heart-shaped cut-out here.
And I love this decoration.
-It's a good decorator. It could be used anywhere.
-I paid £18 for it.
It's George III. Circa 1800.
Oak hall chair.
I paid £60 for that.
In my mind I was thinking, "If he's got it for £80, he's got it cheap."
It's a little notebook.
-It has some decoration on the back.
That, for me, is my favourite piece.
-Do you like...
-I like it more than the chair.
-How much did you pay?
-That's an absolute bargain.
Are you ready, David?
Do these knock you out?
Brilliant! We need one of those each!
Now, why on earth did you buy these?
When I came out, I thought, "Why did I buy them? And why did I pay £40 for them?"
-I know. Let's put them back!
They're definitely interesting items,
but let's hear the real verdict.
That horrible bottle thing. What was that?
Was he throwing money away?
That was a piece of rubbish!
Anita's worst lot have got to be the boxing gloves. Got to be.
I can't see any profit at all.
So I'm hoping for a loss. Did I really say that? Yes, hoping for a loss.
Who's going to make the biggest profit?
You never know until the hammer falls on the auction day.
This leg of the journey has been a prize fight
between Anita and David to get ahead in the competition.
They've wheeled their way from Sherborne to Ilchester,
Somerton and Hele.
Now they're en-route to Newton Abbot in Devon.
Here, our duo will square up to one another
at the penultimate auction of the week.
The gloves are off and knuckles are bared.
Let's do it, Anita. Let's get professional.
Newton Abbot is in south Devon. It nestles the River Teign
and the awe-inspiring Dartmoor National Park.
In 1688, William of Orange read his first declaration on English soil here
as he made his way to London to assume the throne.
Nowadays, the town is more famous for its annual cheese and onion fair.
Anita and David are stopping off at S.J.Hales Auctioneers.
Today is a general sale where glass, bronze and silver items do well
but ceramics are most popular here.
Mark Hales is the man with the gavel
and he's very keen on Anita's Edwardian baby plate.
If you go back ten years, 150 to £200, the American market. Everybody would jump on it.
In the ceramic world, it's a rare item.
It should really fetch 60 to £70, but that won't necessarily happen today.
On this leg of the journey, our experts have bought five lots each.
David has splashed £240 on the George II table,
the bottle stand, the teapot stand,
the George III hall chair and the Chinese picture frame.
Anita has spent £145 on the baby plate,
boxing gloves, the spinning chair,
the two watercolours and the Art Nouveau notebook holder.
Time to begin. It's Anita who's up first.
-First it's your boxing gloves.
My best item!
Can these wipe the smile off David Harper's face? Bang!
In superb condition. They don't come along every day.
£20, please. Come along. Bid £20.
Any interest at 20?
Ten, then? £10?
-I'm asking for £10.
-Ten I'm bid. Thank you.
With the lady at the back at ten.
-12 anywhere? 12 I'm bid. 14, madam?
-Are you sure? They might come in handy!
18 at the back. Thank you, madam.
-With the lady at £18.
-20 in front, sir? They're not expensive.
With the lady at the back, then, at £18.
-It should have been a quid.
I wouldn't be celebrating, Anita.
That's a disappointing loss!
I've just realised you've lost money. Brilliant!
David's George III hall chair takes the stage.
Start me at £30, please.
30 I'm bid. 32. 34?
38 on my right. 40 anywhere?
-On my right at £38. It deserves to make more.
-Thank you, madam.
-Thank God for that!
50. It's still cheap.
No? I'll make it up to you later!
Are you sure? 50 in the room. 52.
On my right, then, at £52.
-Thank you, sir.
-Don't believe it.
I just can't believe it.
That is unfortunate.
It should have made a profit.
I find that really devastating.
You're going to burst into tears.
I don't think so! Now the auctioneer's favourite.
Anita's rare Edwardian plate.
I haven't seen one of these for over 20 years.
Start me at £20, please. £20 I'm bid.
Thank you. 22, sir?
25. 28. 30. 32. 35.
38. 40. 42.
It's still very cheap. 58.
With the gentleman standing at £58.
Are you sure, madam? With the gentleman, then at 58. 60, sir. Thank you.
Sure? On my left at £60.
-Well bought, Anita.
Well done, Anita. Permission to feel as smug as the chap on the plate!
I think I'm pleased for you!
Now for David's Victorian teapot stand.
Blink and this will be back to what it was ten years ago
which was 80 to 120.
I'm asking for £20.
Don't make me beg!
Go on. This is terrible, Anita! Terrible!
I'm asking for 20 and I get 15.
With the lady in the front row at 15. I'm selling.
-No, you're not!
-I'm selling at £15.
18. 20. 22.
Still for nothing. 24. 26, sir.
-28? No? On my left at 26.
-Come on! I need more than that!
On my left, then, at £26.
-Thank you, sir.
-It's still profit.
Tiny. A pound or two.
It's a profit, but nowhere near the size David's used to,
putting him right out of his comfort zone.
-I'm not happy. I refuse to be happy.
Anita's Art Nouveau notebook holder makes an entrance.
It's a blooming beauty!
20 I'm bid. 22 anywhere?
26. 28. 30. 32.
In the room at £32.
Not bad. Not bad.
-Good. It deserved it.
Yes, it did give Anita a much-needed gain.
That was a good thing.
-That was my favourite item of yours.
David's Chinese picture frame is up next.
Start me at £20, please.
£20 I'm bid. Thank you. 22 anywhere?
28 in the middle. 30?
No? In the middle at 28.
This is not expensive, ladies and gentlemen.
It's very decorative. 30. Thank you. 32?
-38. 40? No? Are you sure?
-It's worth having.
Very pretty. No?
On my left, then, at £38.
-That's good. Well done.
-Are you happy now?
I'm feeling happier.
He's never happy!
No, Anita, he's not.
Come on, David. Buck up!
I'm feeling better, Anita.
It's Anita's romantically designed spinning chair.
Will it woo the bidders?
In superb condition.
£30. Start me at 30. I'm below estimate.
Don't be silly. £30?
No? £30. Come on!
£20. 20 I'm bid. On my left.
Very cheeky bid. 22.
24. 26, madam.
28? 26 with the lady standing.
She's buying it. 28. This is for nothing!
I should think so, too. 35.
38. You were teasing me earlier!
35 here. 38 at the back.
Selling then at the back at £38.
-A profit again. You are doing it, baby. Another 20!
Anita's profits are creeping up.
Watch out, David!
I'm on next.
Yes, it's that bottle stand.
Anita hated it, but it could go either way.
Start me at 30. Nobody want this at £30? Shame on you!
-Don't make me beg.
-That hurt, madam.
-It hurt me!
-That hurt, but I'll take it. £20 in the room.
It's selling at 20. 22.
In the room at 28. This is ludicrously priced.
It's selling at a mere £28.
-Well done. It's a great buy, that. Well done.
But Anita's not convinced despite the fact that it's made money.
That's for buying a lot of junk!
Time for David's George III table.
Start me at £60, please.
Nice to know. £60, anywhere?
Any interest? 60 I'm bid. Five. 70, sir?
Five. 80? And five. 90?
And five. 100, sir? 100 in the room.
110, anywhere? It's selling at this moment at £100.
In the room, then. £100.
With the gentleman standing at £100.
-Can't believe it.
A bad loss for David, but wait till he hears what the chap who bought it has to say!
I was happy to go to 200.
Oh, don't tell me!
Did you hear that?
Yes, I did. He would have paid £200 for that table
but he didn't have to.
There's just one lot to go.
They really are terribly underestimated, in my opinion.
Start me at £40, please for good pictures. Thank you. 42.
45. 48. 50.
And five. 60? 60 in the room.
Thank you. 65. 70.
And five. 80. And five.
With me, then, at £85.
Oh, dear! David isn't used to getting a thrashing.
I'm really happy.
After paying the auction costs,
David Harper has made his first ever overall loss on the Road Trip.
He's dropped £39,
leaving him with £412.06.
Anita Manning is the winner of the fourth leg of the competition.
After paying commission, she's made a profit of £46.94,
giving her a plump £300.45.
Nevertheless, there's still a long way to go to beat David.
But she can worry about that later.
Enjoy the glory, Anita!
-Get me out of here.
-David, that was great fun.
Great(!) Shall I take you for a victory drive around the countryside?
-Yes, my man.
-Come on, then.
Take me some place nice.
-Somewhere pretty in Devon.
Off we go, baby.
Next time, David and Anita go all out to get the ladies of Devon onside...
It's girl power!
..as the competition between them reaches its finale.
-I'm almost on my hands and knees! Would it help?
-It may do, yes!
It may well do. I am married, however!
And who will be crowned our absolute champion?
It all ends here in Devon,
the final stop in our Antiques Road Trip.
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David Harper and Anita Manning begin the fourth leg of their journey. Their mission: to see who can make the most money buying local antiques and selling them at auction as they head from Wells in Somerset to Hele in Devon.