Episode 6 Antiques Road Trip


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Episode 6

Antiques experts compete to make the most money at auction. Anita Manning and James Lewis set off on the hunt for antiques in Pately Bridge, Yorkshire.


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The nation's favourite antiques experts, £200 each and one big challenge.

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Well, duck, do I buy you or don't I?

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Who can make the most money buying and selling antiques, as they scour the UK?

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Sold.

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The aim is trade up and hope that each antique turns a profit.

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But it's not as easy as it looks

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and dreams of glory can end in tatters.

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So will it be the fast lane to success

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or the slow road to bankruptcy?

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That's the sweat over.

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This is the Antiques Road Trip.

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# Yeah. #

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This week we're in the capable hands of a pair of auctioneers.

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Anita Manning and James Lewis.

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I hate this.

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-I'd much rather be up there.

-I know.

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Anita, from Scotland, is a crafty campaigner who buys with her heart.

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Never shy of employing her womanly wiles, though, to bag a bargain.

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You're not flirting with me, are you, to try and get it cheaper?

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Would I flirt with you?!

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Derbyshire lad James Lewis likes to buy quirky and loves nature.

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He flirts, too, it just doesn't always work.

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-I'll give you 30 for that. But throw that mallet in.

-How cheeky!

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Our pair begin their road trip with £200 each

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and their chariot, a classic 1970s VW Beetle.

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-Look at the sky, James.

-It's really lovely.

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This week's road trip starts in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire,

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and heads south,

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travelling via East Anglia to the West Country

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and concluding in Cirencester.

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Today we're kicking things off in Pateley Bridge

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and concluding with an auction showdown in Grimsby.

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James, what a beautiful view and what a beautiful day...

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-It's amazing, isn't it?

-..To start our new adventure.

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-The English countryside.

-Oh, yes, it's not bad.

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We're going through almost the entire English countryside, aren't we?

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-Will you be my guide?

-I'd love to be.

-Lovely.

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Let's hope the sun shines on us for the entire journey.

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-You know, I think it probably will.

-Let's go.

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A small market town in the Yorkshire Dales,

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Pateley Bridge is famous for having one of the oldest sweet shops in England,

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established in 1827.

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-Well, there we go.

-First shop, James.

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Your first shop.

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-Wish me luck, darling.

-I wish him luck, the owner.

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-Do they know what they've let themselves in for?

-I'll be gentle.

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Well done. Good luck. Find a treasure.

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-Bye.

-Bye.

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-Hello.

-Hello, Anita. I'm Derek.

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Derek, lovely to meet you.

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-This is Aisha.

-Lovely to meet you, too.

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-The shop looks lovely.

-Thank you.

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Pleasantries out of the way, Anita goes straight for the jugular.

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-Is this your one here?

-Yeah, that's one of ours.

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This is made by Crown Devon. It's a commemorative jug.

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Ordinarily, on these jugs, we tend to have a bit of text

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which tells us about the character, and this one is John Peel.

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This is our John Peel here.

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We've got the handle in the shape of a fox.

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John Peel, nothing to do with the great DJ, was a British huntsman

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made famous by the 19th-century song, D'ye Ken John Peel.

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I quite like these Crown Devon jugs

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but I know they've gone off the boil.

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I may be looking to buy it around about £20. Is that possible?

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Not really.

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-I'd go down to no less than 25.

-25.

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Is it possible to maybe go to 22?

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-Actually, it stands me more than that.

-Right, OK.

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-Can we go to 25 then?

-Yes.

-OK.

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-That's so kind of you, Derek. Ah, that's great.

-25.

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Thank you very much, that's smashing.

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Tally Ho, Anita! And she's not stopping there.

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A lamp's caught her eye with a hefty £140 price tag.

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Can I take it over and have a wee look?

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Go through it all, yes.

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I find it interesting because of this base.

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Probably from the 1920s or 1930s.

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It's made of spelter, not bronze.

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What I like about it is the fact that from there down,

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where we have the aeroplane,

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and it's got almost a sort of art deco motif.

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And, up here, we've got this classical figure.

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What's the very, very, very best you can do on that?

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100.

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-Could you come down nearer 70, Derek?

-No way, love.

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Couldn't do that?

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My wife would crucify me.

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Can you ask her if she would come down?

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-I can maybe get in touch with her.

-Say to her that I've offered £80.

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And that would be great.

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If we could do a deal it would be wonderful.

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Fingers crossed!

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I would love to buy that. I love the base.

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But I'm thinking that if it's not the right sale,

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I could make a whacking great loss on it.

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So while Derek makes that tricky phone call to his missus,

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let's see what James is up to,

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as he motors just one mile down the road

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to start his shopping in the village of Glasshouses.

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-Hi, there. Is it Richard?

-It is indeed.

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Nice to see you, I'm James.

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Situated in an old watermill, Country Oak Antiques has evolved

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from over 25 years of collecting and dealing in oak and country furniture.

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Sounds expensive, so good luck, James!

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A lot of this is going to be...

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Too large.

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..way out of my price range.

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Let's have a look up here.

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-How much is a little snuff like that?

-That's...

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-I'm going to say £35, that's a definite.

-35.

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A mousetrap. Multi-mousetrap.

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Wow, look at that.

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That's 35.

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You could use it for fingers, couldn't you?

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-That's interesting.

-What is that?

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-A mole trap.

-Is it really?

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What would that make? It's just...

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-How much is that?

-20.

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Is it?

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Such a weird thing, what's it worth?

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OK, I think we are going to struggle.

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-Don't worry, leave me to it.

-I'll leave you to it.

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I'll have a wander for five minutes but...

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Erm.

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(I'm struggling.)

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Oh, dear. Poor old James.

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Back in Pateley Bridge,

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it's the moment of truth for Anita and her expensive lamp.

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How are we doing, Derek?

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Seeing it's you, £80.

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Ah! You're a darling!

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Thank you so much, that's lovely.

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So that's two items, but it looks like Anita's after even more.

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These are rather sweet, and they were very popular,

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I would say five, six, seven years ago.

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But they're at a reasonable price. They are Tunstall.

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Tunstall is one of the six towns that make up the English Potteries,

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and the birthplace of several famous potters.

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This one is hand-painted.

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It's entitled "Luscious."

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If I can get them for the right price

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then I'm hoping that someone else will like them.

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I'm going to see if I can get two for the price of one.

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That'll be £6.45 then. Good luck.

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I wondered if it was possible to have two for the price of one.

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£9 for them both. You'll make money at auction.

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-I've got to go for that, haven't I?

-Yeah.

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I've got to go for that.

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You'll make money at auction.

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That's the third deal gone there, that's great.

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Good going!

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Your first shop and you've bagged four items.

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How is James doing? Not still struggling, we hope.

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Ah, a salt box.

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This little box, classic design. Typical of its type.

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Made around 1850, something like that.

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But the design really didn't change from the early 1700s -

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1720 to 1730 - all the way through until the early 20th century.

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I have to say, it's a bog standard model

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but if I can get it for a good price there might be a profit.

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Browsed out, James decides to make a move.

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If there's something that you've had for ages that you think,

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well, it's interesting but I've had it for a long time and I...

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-The mole trap.

-Why doesn't that surprise me?

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It's not been particularly for sale.

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That's 15.

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I can't actually remember what I paid for the bloomin' thing!

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That's good news. I bet you paid two quid for it.

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That could be £10.

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10 quid.

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-Um...

-Well, it's a completely insane object.

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-£15 for a mousetrap or something.

-£15, OK. £15 for a mousetrap, £10 for a mole trap.

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How much could you do one of these boxes for?

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The very... The very best on that would have to be 20.

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20. All right, OK.

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-You've worn me...

-You want 20 for that?

-Yes.

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-You want 15 for that?

-Yes.

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-35, I'll take the three.

-No, it'll have to be 40.

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38, you got a deal.

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For the sake of £2... to get rid of you!

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-Deal!

-By gum.

-Thanks.

-By gum indeed.

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Back on the road, and Anita is travelling 15 miles south-east to Knaresborough.

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This historic market town on the River Nidd is home

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to what's allegedly Britain's oldest tourist attraction.

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Since as early as 1538, folk have headed here for what they believed

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were the healing powers of the waters,

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and to see familiar objects

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turned to stone.

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# Turn to stone When you are gone

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# I turn to stone

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# Turn to stone... #

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What a strange sight.

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Hats here, dolls, a rocking horse.

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That's right, we've got some famous ones as well.

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-Can you let me have a look?

-Have a look.

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-Look at this!

-Agatha Christie's handbag.

-How did that come here?

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Well it was actually donated by the Agatha Christie Society.

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We've got John Wayne's hat. That's Debbie McGee's rabbit.

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I hope it wasn't a live one used in the show, but I'm sure it wasn't.

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Meanwhile, back in Pateley Bridge

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James is looking to pull an antique out of the hat,

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and he's found a desk calendar at £68.

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The interesting thing about this is it's made to look like tortoiseshell,

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but it's plastic, faux tortoiseshell.

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But it's also moulded with the Michelin man to the left,

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which is probably the most famous character in advertising.

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And just happens to look rather like a certain auctioneer and valuer.

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Um, this old chap here, Father Time,

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um, is obviously magnifying the date aperture here.

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It's quite a smart thing, and it's also the sort of thing

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that would appeal to advertising collectors.

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But... I don't know.

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What would be your best on that?

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I think, um, probably...

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I can do that for...£40.

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If I think it's going to make 30 at auction, that's not going to help me, is it?!

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-Well, it's a bit of advertising.

-It is, it is, it is, it is.

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Mm, think about that. What else has Linda got?

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19th century presentation mallet.

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"Presented to Anita Manning, to hit over James's head

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"when she thrashes him on Antiques Road Trip."

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Oh, I think we're getting somewhere.

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-That's 40. What's your best?

-My absolute best would be 30.

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What would be your best on a top hat?

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I'll give you 60 for that, I'll give you 30 for that.

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But throw that mallet in. How about that?

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-How cheeky!

-I'm just thinking...

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-I might hit you over the head with it yet!

-Go on.

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Yes, go on, do us all a favour.

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-Reluctantly.

-Got a deal. Thank you.

-OK.

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Anita and James are making for an auction in Grimsby,

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but calling in first at York.

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Situated where the River Ouse meets the Foss,

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the city is renowned for its Roman, Viking and medieval heritage.

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Iconic York Minster Cathedral in the centre of the city

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is one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe.

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Plus, there's a former banana warehouse.

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This is our guard of honour!

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Do you think he will do a deal, James?

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I think, Anita, you can get anyone to do a deal!

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-Listen, I think we'd better get in and start rummaging.

-Hang on, Anita.

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-Do you want to go in the main entrance just there? I'll go in the secondary one.

-Hey!

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Ah, now this is the sort of place where you might get a bargain.

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Where, if you ask what's on the telly, they reply,

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"A couple of rugs and a bookcase!"

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That's got a bit of age to it, hasn't it?

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-So how much is that, 20 quid?

-Yeah, 20 quid, yeah.

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Will you take a tenner for it?

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-Go on then.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-In that case you have got a deal. You've got a deal.

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God knows what I'm going to do with that!

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Anita, meanwhile, has gone all '60s.

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Groovy, baby.

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I like these sort of quirky items from that period.

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And I quite like plastic. I think plastic is a very good medium for some things.

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-And, of course, perfect for napkin rings.

-Yeah.

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While she's thinking about those rings, Anita spots something else.

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Asking price, £80.

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I kind of like him, Dave. I kind of like him.

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Can you do a deal on him?

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-Try me.

-OK.

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But don't be cruel, Anita.

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I'd like to... I'd like to be paying around 25 for him.

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-That's what I'd like to be paying.

-You don't want me to earn any profit, do you?

-Och, yeah.

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-I'll tell you what I will do, I'll take 35 for it.

-Right.

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But that's it. I won't go down any further.

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-I'll tell you what, if I have a wee look at the wee napkin rings...

-OK.

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..and bring them over, and maybe we can do a wee deal?

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-Knocking me down on them as well?

-Aw!

-Ah, well, it's now or never.

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These are sort of funky little things.

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What I would like to pay for them is less than 10.

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-I reckon if you wanted to bid me 18, you might be...

-Aw, that's too much.

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I know I wouldn't get that.

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-12?

-No. 15 will be enough.

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That's all right now. Surely, Anita?

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Can you give me both of them for 45?

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You're an hard bargainer. I mean, I want your money.

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You want my money. I want you to give you my money. Go on, 45 for the two?

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-Go on.

-Aw, you're a darling.

-Seeing as it's you.

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Not content, Anita continues to look for a last-minute bargain,

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when, hey presto, bingo!

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I think this is quite good fun.

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I don't play bingo myself.

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-I wouldn't know, it's too complicated for me.

-It's good.

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-I think that this is fun.

-I think there's about 15 missing.

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Do you know what else I like, Dave, I like the fact that we have this label,

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which gives it a wee bit of character.

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-And it was made in Newcastle-on-Tyne.

-Right.

-Yeah.

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Tell me how much it is.

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If you really want to buy it, I'll let you have it at £25,

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but that's absolute rock-bottom price.

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We're not doing any bidding at that. It's £25.

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-Sold.

-OK?

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Now, shopping done, our experts must get themselves

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to auction. But first, let's recap on what they've bought on this trip.

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Starting with £200, Anita has spent a total of £184

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on five auction lots.

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The lamp.

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The napkin rings.

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The Elvis bust.

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The bingo machine and the Crown Devon jug will be sold together

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with the pair of Tunstall pots.

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As for James,

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he took his £200 allowance and spent a little bit less -

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£138, also on five lots.

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The mouse and mole catchers.

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The salt box and the treen mallet.

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The calendar.

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The top hat.

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And the TV.

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So, what do our experts really think about each other's purchases?

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A mouse catcher, a mole killer...

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I actually think that the guy made that up.

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What they'll do in auction is anyone's guess.

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The ball machine, that is great fun.

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You can imagine anyone from a WI to a bingo caller,

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I think there's a profit in that.

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After starting out at Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire,

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this leg of our trip will conclude in Lincolnshire, at Grimsby.

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They have kept a parking space just for us.

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Let's hope we're as lucky in the auction, James.

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HE LAUGHS

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-HE GROANS

-How do you feel?

0:18:330:18:36

Resigned to it!

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-Are you getting a bit rattled?

-I don't think I should have bought that top hat, I really don't.

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Strap yourself in, and hold on tight - the auction is about to take off.

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Our first lot up is that television.

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It looks wonderful.

0:19:000:19:01

I thought you were going to get a photograph of yourself to stick on the front.

0:19:010:19:06

I want it to sell, not bomb!

0:19:060:19:08

OK, James, you're on.

0:19:090:19:11

£20 with mark.

0:19:110:19:13

-Yes, straight into a profit!

-22, can I see?

0:19:130:19:15

-22, anywhere now? Come on, it's a classic TV.

-Come on, come on.

0:19:150:19:20

Come on, we're geeing it up.

0:19:200:19:22

22, I have. 22. 25 anywhere now?

0:19:220:19:26

If not, I'm selling at £22.

0:19:260:19:29

-Hurray!

-That's not too bad.

-That's a good start.

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You wouldn't believe

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how much passion can be involved in £22. My word!

0:19:350:19:39

Hard to imagine a flatscreen fetching that

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in about 50 years' time. Still. Now for Anita's combined lot.

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And H&K. What shall we say, £40 for them? Come on.

0:19:470:19:52

-Come on.

-Come on!

-20, then.

0:19:520:19:56

£20 bid. 22? 22, I have.

0:19:560:20:00

-Go on.

-Yes!

-Sorry, 27.

0:20:000:20:03

30 anywhere now?

0:20:030:20:05

Come on! Anita's jugs are worth more than that! Come on!

0:20:050:20:09

28.

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-28. 29.

-Ah!

0:20:120:20:14

30. Nice one. 31.

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I'm selling, then. Oh, 32. Fresh bidder. 33? 33.

0:20:180:20:22

-Yes.

-34? 34.

0:20:220:20:25

-35.

-Yes!

-36. 37.

-Yes!

-38. £38 bid.

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-40.

-Yes!

-£40 bid. 42.

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Thank you, Grimsby.

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£42 bid, with the gentleman on my left. Selling at £42.

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-Yes!

-934.

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I'm very, very pleased with that.

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Can you guess that was one of their lots?!

0:20:490:20:53

Yup, sorry about that, they do tend to get over-excited.

0:20:530:20:56

Well done, Anita, after commission, that's a small profit.

0:20:560:20:59

I need a lie down.

0:20:590:21:00

Now, a little less conversation, please, it's Anita's Elvis.

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£30 for him. 10, then.

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£10 bid.

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12. 14. 16.

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18. 20.

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22, fresh bidder. 25.

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£25 bid. 27, fresh bidder.

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30. 32. 35.

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35. 37. £37 bid.

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40. £40 bid. 42.

0:21:300:21:33

45. 47 anywhere now?

0:21:330:21:37

You're not going to be outdone. 47 anywhere? Yes. 47.

0:21:370:21:41

50, can I see? If not, I'm selling at £47.

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-Yes!

-Well done.

0:21:460:21:48

I think we can say Elvis has left the building.

0:21:480:21:51

-Well done. Brilliant. That's good news.

-Yup.

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Yup. That £17 profit brings you into the lead, Anita.

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Next up is James's combo, the salt box and the treen mallet.

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£20, I'm bid. 22.

0:22:050:22:08

25. 27. 28. 28.

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30. £30, I'm bid. 32, can I see? 32.

0:22:130:22:18

£32, I'm bid. 35. 35.

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-37.

-It's worth more than that.

-40.

0:22:220:22:24

£40, I'm bid. 42. £42, I'm bid.

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43. 44. 45.

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Can I see 46? 46, I have.

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£46, I'm bid. 47 anywhere now?

0:22:340:22:37

If not, I'm selling at £46.

0:22:370:22:40

-Yeah, you've made profit, James.

-Just.

0:22:400:22:44

A profit's a profit and with two lots each,

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you're currently edging out in front, James.

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Now, time for James's calendar.

0:22:490:22:52

The auctioneer said that he had interest in it.

0:22:520:22:55

£70.

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BOTH: 70! Yes!

0:22:560:22:58

-£70.

-Straight in at 70. 75, can I see?

-It's a good feeling.

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£70. 75. £75 bid.

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85. 85. 90, can I see?

0:23:080:23:11

-£85 bid.

-One more, go on!

-£85 bid. 90 anywhere now?

0:23:110:23:16

If not, I'm selling for £85.

0:23:160:23:21

-I'm happy with that. That's good.

-That's wonderful.

0:23:210:23:24

Phew. It takes the pressure off a bit, doesn't it?

0:23:240:23:28

What a great result, James. You're storming into the lead.

0:23:280:23:32

-That's a healthy profit.

-A good profit.

0:23:320:23:36

Right, 145 is the set of six retro napkin rings. £20.

0:23:360:23:43

20, straight in.

0:23:430:23:45

Can I see 22 anywhere?

0:23:450:23:46

22? 22, 25. 27.

0:23:460:23:50

28, anywhere? Anyone want to give 28? 28, I have.

0:23:500:23:55

29? 29. 30.

0:23:550:23:58

32. 33.

0:23:580:24:01

£33, I'm bid. 34.

0:24:010:24:04

You work on her, I'll work on him.

0:24:050:24:07

35. £35, I'm bid.

0:24:070:24:09

-36.

-Yes!

0:24:090:24:11

£36.

0:24:110:24:13

Don't feel intimidated! £36, I'm bid.

0:24:130:24:16

37 anywhere now? 37. 38. £38, I'm bid.

0:24:160:24:22

39 anywhere now? If not, I'm selling at £38.

0:24:220:24:27

-Well fought.

-Yes! I'm absolutely delighted.

-That's a great result.

0:24:270:24:32

Yep, fab, keep this up and you'll catch him in no time.

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-Bags of style.

-Yeah.

0:24:360:24:38

I wonder if they'll have enough style

0:24:380:24:40

to buy a 19th century mousetrap?

0:24:400:24:43

I wonder!

0:24:430:24:45

£20. 22, can I see?

0:24:450:24:48

£20 bid. 22 anywhere now?

0:24:480:24:51

-£20 bid. 22.

-There we go.

0:24:510:24:53

27. And 30. And 2.

0:24:530:24:57

35. And 7. 40. 42.

0:24:570:25:01

£42. 45 anywhere? If not, I'm selling at £42.

0:25:010:25:06

Thank you so much.

0:25:080:25:10

-Miracles happen.

-You got away with that.

0:25:100:25:12

Great profit, James, and watch out, furry mammals of Lincolnshire.

0:25:140:25:18

What did I say? The market loves the weird and the wacky.

0:25:180:25:21

And where are you going to find another one?

0:25:210:25:23

-That's what I say.

-Where would you want to find another one?

0:25:230:25:26

SHE LAUGHS True.

0:25:260:25:28

Quite. And the same principle

0:25:280:25:30

probably applies to your bingo machine.

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£40 for it.

0:25:330:25:34

-25.

-25, straight in. Breaking even straight away.

0:25:340:25:39

30. 32. 35.

0:25:390:25:42

35. 35. 37.

0:25:420:25:45

40. 42.

0:25:450:25:47

43.

0:25:470:25:49

£43, I'm bid. 45.

0:25:490:25:52

£45, I'm bid. Fresh bidder. 47. £47 bid.

0:25:520:25:56

I think you're going to be goaded. 50.

0:25:560:25:58

£50, I'm bid. 55, I need.

0:25:580:26:01

£50, I'm bid. 55. 51.

0:26:010:26:04

£51, I'm bid. It's going to be hard.

0:26:040:26:07

You're not wrong. We could be here all night if this keeps up.

0:26:070:26:10

Where are we, ah, stuck in a tree, 53.

0:26:100:26:13

£53. £53, I'm bid. 54, fresh bidder.

0:26:130:26:17

55, can I see? 55, yes 55. 56.

0:26:170:26:21

57.

0:26:210:26:23

57. £57, I'm bid. 58. £58, I'm bid.

0:26:230:26:28

59. I'm back in at 59. 60.

0:26:280:26:32

£60, I'm bid. £60, I'm bid. Can I see 61? 61.

0:26:320:26:37

Can I see 62? Go on.

0:26:370:26:39

£62, I'm bid.

0:26:390:26:41

I'm selling at £62.

0:26:410:26:44

-Yes! Well done.

-That's a great result.

-I'm pleased with that.

0:26:440:26:47

-More than doubled your money.

-Yeah.

-62, tickety-boo.

0:26:470:26:52

Excellent, excellent.

0:26:520:26:54

With two lots to go, James is £32 ahead.

0:26:540:26:58

His top hat's up next.

0:26:580:27:00

-Here it is.

-Size 7 5/8, the most popular size, I believe.

0:27:000:27:04

And I can start the bidding at £60.

0:27:040:27:07

-£60 with me.

-60 straight in.

0:27:070:27:10

£60 with me. 65 anywhere now?

0:27:100:27:13

I think you're going to be goaded somewhere. £60 with me.

0:27:130:27:16

They're not looking impressed.

0:27:160:27:18

They paid £1,000 for one of these in The Apprentice.

0:27:180:27:21

We're selling, then, at £60.

0:27:210:27:24

Ah, James, it's wiped its face.

0:27:240:27:28

I shouldn't have brought it.

0:27:280:27:29

He did his best. If nobody bids, nobody bids. £60, well...

0:27:290:27:33

Nobody in the room that goes to Ascot. Can't blame them, either.

0:27:330:27:38

Yeah, but after commission, that's a loss.

0:27:390:27:41

193, a 20th century spelter lamp with flame shade.

0:27:410:27:46

Anita, this is your chance to steal victory.

0:27:460:27:49

It all comes down to your most expensive purchase.

0:27:490:27:52

-Come on.

-Come on, guys.

0:27:520:27:55

18. 20. And 2.

0:27:550:27:58

25. And 7. £27 bid.

0:27:580:28:02

30, fresh bidder. 32. 35.

0:28:020:28:05

37. 40.

0:28:050:28:07

£40 bid. £40 bid. 2.

0:28:070:28:11

42. 45. 47.

0:28:110:28:15

£47 bid.

0:28:150:28:16

£50, I'm bid. 55 anywhere?

0:28:160:28:18

£55, I'm bid. 60 anywhere now? Selling, then, at £55.

0:28:180:28:24

Ah!

0:28:240:28:26

-Ah.

-Well.

0:28:260:28:27

It wasn't as bad as it could have been, James.

0:28:270:28:30

It could've been worse, couldn't it?

0:28:300:28:32

Oh, well, never mind, there's a long way to go.

0:28:320:28:34

Today's leg, however, belongs to James Lewis.

0:28:340:28:37

-Both up.

-Uh-huh.

0:28:370:28:40

Our experts started today's show with £200 each.

0:28:400:28:44

After paying auction costs,

0:28:460:28:47

Anita has made a somewhat small profit of £16.08.

0:28:470:28:52

She has £216.08 to carry forward.

0:28:520:28:56

James, on the other hand, made a very healthy profit of £71.10.

0:28:580:29:02

He has a substantial £271.10 to spend on the next leg.

0:29:020:29:07

-Well, James, I enjoyed that.

-Well, well done.

0:29:080:29:13

-We both came out all right, really. All things considered.

-All things considered.

0:29:130:29:17

So, as the competition hots up, who's feeling instinctive

0:29:170:29:19

and who's going to play it by the book?

0:29:190:29:22

If there was ever a time to spend up, it's this one, I think.

0:29:220:29:27

There's a wee bit of me that's saying, "Be canny, Anita!

0:29:270:29:31

"Be careful with your money! Always keep something for the bank."

0:29:310:29:36

-So, James, you've got £270. Give me your tactics, James.

-Well...

0:29:360:29:43

This road trip started at Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire

0:29:430:29:46

and then headed for the market town of Cirencester

0:29:460:29:49

in the beautiful, beautiful Cotswolds.

0:29:490:29:52

We've reached Lincolnshire at Horncastle,

0:29:520:29:55

on our way to another auction at Diss in Norfolk.

0:29:550:29:58

South of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the town of Horncastle used to be famous

0:30:040:30:09

for its summer horse fair, but these days, it's all about antiques.

0:30:090:30:14

Anita may have over £216 in her pocket,

0:30:180:30:21

but this establishment has over 40 different dealers selling their wares.

0:30:210:30:25

But have faith. Straight away,

0:30:250:30:27

she's found a nice little bit of Art Nouveau for 52 smackers.

0:30:270:30:31

This is a silver pincushion.

0:30:310:30:34

Art Nouveau, started probably in the 1870s, 1880,

0:30:340:30:39

so towards the end of the Victorian era.

0:30:390:30:44

The patterns almost seem to be freed up with organic shapes.

0:30:440:30:49

They were looking to nature for their inspiration.

0:30:490:30:52

What I would be thinking about would be between 25 and 30.

0:30:520:30:57

-Am I coming anywhere near?

-You are getting near.

0:30:570:31:01

-Am I near the 25 or am I near the 30, David?

-The latter, my dear.

0:31:010:31:05

The latter!

0:31:050:31:07

-I'll go to 32.

-It is good.

0:31:070:31:10

-If we came to 30.

-That would be less than 32.

0:31:100:31:14

-I know!

-THEY LAUGH

0:31:140:31:16

-£30.

-£30?

-Done!

0:31:160:31:19

Thank you so much. That's wonderful.

0:31:190:31:21

Deal done, just as James reaches his first shop, Bric-a-brac.

0:31:210:31:26

-Good morning.

-Hi.

0:31:260:31:28

The term bric-a-brac is French and translates as "odds and ends",

0:31:280:31:32

meaning a collection of curios.

0:31:320:31:34

-Is it OK if I have a browse around?

-Of course, yes, feel free.

0:31:340:31:38

What do we need to get rid of?

0:31:380:31:40

THEY LAUGH

0:31:400:31:41

-Anything you desperately want to get rid of?

-The boot pull, we'd like to get rid of that.

0:31:410:31:47

It's a good country house look, isn't it?

0:31:470:31:50

How much could the boot jack be?

0:31:500:31:52

It can be 100.

0:31:520:31:53

For 100 quid, I'll kick my boots off myself.

0:31:530:31:57

£75. That has got to be the best deal in the world.

0:31:570:32:02

-I did pay 195 for it, so I'm losing there.

-Did you?

0:32:020:32:05

-But you've had it a long time?

-Yeah, I have.

0:32:050:32:08

When stuff like that was fetching the money.

0:32:080:32:10

-They used to make a lot of money?

-They're back in fashion now.

0:32:100:32:13

-Oh, yeah, good try.

-From today!

0:32:130:32:15

But there's plenty of stuff they can't wait to get rid of, either.

0:32:150:32:19

What about the lampshade?

0:32:190:32:22

-Is that quirky enough for you?

-This one?

-Yeah.

0:32:220:32:25

-Try not to pull on it, it'll fall to bits.

-That's bonkers, isn't it?

0:32:250:32:29

-How much could that be?

-That can be 25.

0:32:290:32:32

This is very much in the Arts and Crafts style.

0:32:350:32:38

It's made out of a solid sheet of copper,

0:32:380:32:41

cut and then these little flower designs pushed through.

0:32:410:32:45

They've had it a long time and tried 45, now it's been crossed out

0:32:450:32:49

and it's now 32.

0:32:490:32:51

There's an even older one underneath that.

0:32:510:32:53

115.

0:32:530:32:56

I don't know.

0:32:560:32:57

That's...

0:33:010:33:02

-That's my hat.

-This is the ransom.

0:33:020:33:05

-It looks a darn sight better on you.

-You buy something, or the hat gets it!

0:33:050:33:09

OK, right.

0:33:090:33:11

That one, I see at 15.

0:33:110:33:14

-That one, I see at 35.

-No, darling.

-OK.

0:33:140:33:16

-I'm sorry, darling, we couldn't do business.

-We couldn't.

0:33:160:33:21

-But I have enjoyed your company.

-I've enjoyed yours, too, thanks very much.

0:33:210:33:24

-Good luck with the rest of the town.

-Thank you. Could I have my hat?

0:33:240:33:28

Oh, come on.

0:33:280:33:31

I might come back. Save it, save it. I might come back.

0:33:310:33:34

So while James heads, hatless, onto the streets of Horncastle,

0:33:340:33:38

at the antiques centre, Anita is hitting her stride - and the goods.

0:33:380:33:43

Back amongst the cabinets, she's sniffed out something else.

0:33:430:33:47

Stand by.

0:33:480:33:49

The little bottles, they have a bit of quality. They're not moulded glass.

0:33:560:34:00

That one's blown and you can see where they've polished the pontile.

0:34:000:34:04

The pontile is the part that has been broken off.

0:34:040:34:07

It's the type of thing that a lady of some substance and wealth

0:34:070:34:13

would take with her when she made her trip to Paris, New York or Lisbon.

0:34:130:34:20

It's in a little leather case and there is a little lock here,

0:34:200:34:24

which again, tells us that the contents of the bottles would be fairly expensive.

0:34:240:34:31

It's priced at £115. I wonder what David can do on that?

0:34:310:34:36

I thought it was pretty. What I would be looking to pay, £40-£60.

0:34:360:34:42

-The 60's nearer to the figure than the 40.

-Could it go to 50?

0:34:420:34:46

-No, no chance. Do you want me to come with my figure?

-Yes.

0:34:460:34:50

-My figure is 75.

-75. Is there a wee bit of movement on that?

0:34:500:34:56

With the accent on "wee".

0:34:560:34:58

THEY LAUGH

0:34:580:35:01

70.

0:35:010:35:03

-That's it, I'm not going any lower.

-Is that it?

-Yeah.

0:35:030:35:06

OK, I think I'm going to take a chance on it.

0:35:060:35:09

Having splashed out £100 here,

0:35:090:35:13

the jewellery has now caught her eye.

0:35:130:35:15

Can she put together a little Scottish something to appeal at the auction?

0:35:150:35:20

There's a group of Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style items.

0:35:200:35:26

Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the most renowned

0:35:260:35:30

architects and designers that Scotland has ever produced.

0:35:300:35:35

These little...two brooches and a little pendant,

0:35:350:35:39

they're quite nice quality and, although they aren't of the period,

0:35:390:35:44

they will be quite sought after.

0:35:440:35:47

According to the labels, the set should cost around £35.

0:35:470:35:51

Now, can you give me a price on these?

0:35:510:35:55

I can. Three for 20.

0:35:550:35:58

Three for 20.

0:35:580:36:00

Are you able to take £2 off, to make it 18?

0:36:000:36:06

I'll go 19, but that would be it.

0:36:060:36:09

That's the end.

0:36:090:36:11

Let's go for those ones, then, three for 19! Thank you, again.

0:36:110:36:15

It's a pleasure.

0:36:150:36:16

It's just as well James doesn't know what Anita's up to,

0:36:190:36:22

because at Great Expectations, he is struggling.

0:36:220:36:25

What is that?

0:36:250:36:27

The owner has told him that 10% is the most he can knock off.

0:36:270:36:31

There is a bargain section.

0:36:310:36:33

What does it say, "30% of all marked prices."

0:36:330:36:37

And, in it, a boat lamp.

0:36:370:36:39

This funny little boat is not the most exciting thing in the world,

0:36:390:36:44

but I'm really struggling to find anything in here,

0:36:440:36:48

at all, worth buying.

0:36:480:36:49

Erm... They've got 12 quid on it.

0:36:490:36:53

It's an absolutely pathetically low amount of money, but...

0:36:530:36:58

..I want to be spending something more,

0:37:000:37:02

but I just can't find anything...

0:37:020:37:04

anything that I actually want to buy.

0:37:040:37:07

I don't really want to buy this, either, but...

0:37:090:37:12

HE SIGHS

0:37:120:37:15

I've seen men walk to the gallows faster than this.

0:37:160:37:21

Well, I haven't found anything really exciting.

0:37:210:37:24

I was wanting to spend a lot more money with you, but there we go.

0:37:240:37:27

What could that be. It was in the 30% off stand upstairs?

0:37:270:37:30

It's not your lucky day today.

0:37:300:37:32

That's on the left-hand side. The items on the right is 30% off.

0:37:320:37:37

So, that can be, erm...

0:37:370:37:41

that can be £11.

0:37:410:37:43

Oh, well...

0:37:430:37:47

God, right underneath the stand that said 30% off?

0:37:470:37:49

Yeah, but that's on the right, this is on the left.

0:37:490:37:53

Right, do I want it? Not really. OK.

0:37:550:37:59

-I'll leave it, thank you very much.

-Are you going to leave it? OK. Thank you very much.

0:37:590:38:03

Undeterred, James carries on.

0:38:030:38:06

As we know, Horncastle does have an awful lot of antique shops,

0:38:060:38:10

and this one does look familiar.

0:38:100:38:11

I wonder if Anita's overlooked any bargains?

0:38:110:38:15

That's nice. Very nice.

0:38:150:38:17

These little houses were made from about 1780 and throughout the 19th century.

0:38:170:38:24

Made in Staffordshire, made in fairly standard moulds.

0:38:240:38:29

You can see by the quality of the moulding,

0:38:290:38:31

this sort of thing wasn't for a fine home, it was for working-class people.

0:38:310:38:35

Early ones make £400, they can do.

0:38:350:38:40

Then, in the last 20 years, the Chinese have been reproducing these

0:38:400:38:45

and that's caused the market to plummet.

0:38:450:38:47

These things were made for quite a long time.

0:38:470:38:50

This one says, "Repro Staffordshire money box."

0:38:500:38:54

I've just got a feeling, I don't think it is a repro one.

0:38:540:38:57

I think it's quite a late one.

0:38:570:38:59

I'll see what he'll take for it.

0:38:590:39:02

The ticket says £20.

0:39:020:39:04

Tell me what you think to this?

0:39:040:39:06

That doesn't look repro to me.

0:39:060:39:08

It doesn't look repro.

0:39:080:39:10

No, I don't think it is repro.

0:39:100:39:12

On a cheapo thing like that, would you take a tenner?

0:39:120:39:14

It's 20 on it? 12.

0:39:140:39:16

12. OK.

0:39:160:39:20

I'm not going to argue with you over two quid.

0:39:200:39:22

I'm fed up with messing around. Deal - 12 quid!

0:39:220:39:25

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much. There we are.

-Thank you.

0:39:250:39:28

At last! Appropriately, on a money box.

0:39:280:39:31

But, hang on, now he's back at Bric-a-brac.

0:39:310:39:33

I feel a deal with Carmen coming on.

0:39:330:39:36

That, or an aria.

0:39:360:39:38

Listen, while James and I talk business,

0:39:380:39:40

will you go and play with your toys, please?

0:39:400:39:43

Good lad.

0:39:430:39:45

So!

0:39:450:39:46

We have the lantern and we have the boot pull.

0:39:460:39:50

I know you said 50 on that and 20 on that.

0:39:510:39:55

-70, but...

-65's far better than 70.

-65!

0:39:550:39:59

-How about 60?

-Would you fight me for £5?

0:40:010:40:04

-No, I wouldn't.

-Just five little pounds.

0:40:040:40:06

You've nearly got your hand in your pocket.

0:40:060:40:10

-Go on.

-Marvellous! I'll tell you what, I'll give you your hat back.

0:40:100:40:13

Thanks! That's the deal, then.

0:40:130:40:15

HE LAUGHS

0:40:150:40:17

-Come on, then, where's my hat?

-Erm...

0:40:170:40:19

Anita and James are making for an auction in Diss,

0:40:190:40:22

but calling in first at the village of Heckington,

0:40:220:40:25

where our experts will part company.

0:40:250:40:27

This looks interesting.

0:40:300:40:32

-I'm going to head straight off.

-OK.

0:40:320:40:34

-I'm going to have some fun.

-Go on!

0:40:340:40:38

Anita is being led to a shop, appropriately, called

0:40:390:40:44

Up The Garden Path.

0:40:440:40:46

Hello, I'm Anita.

0:40:470:40:49

-Hello Anita, I'm Vee.

-It's lovely to meet you.

-Lovely to meet you.

0:40:490:40:53

This crowded little shop mixes antiques and quality reproductions with a French feel.

0:40:530:40:58

but Vee's also got plenty of solidly British stuff.

0:40:580:41:01

-You've got a wonderful array of Doulton there.

-I have, yes.

0:41:010:41:06

-Of course, your Royal Crown Derby.

-The Royal Crown Derby.

0:41:060:41:10

-Imari pattern, they call it, don't they?

-Yes.

-Very beautiful.

0:41:100:41:15

Looks good, but it comes with a huge price of £260.

0:41:150:41:18

This is something that I could be interested in, Vee.

0:41:180:41:22

if I could get a good deal on this one.

0:41:230:41:26

The price that I'd be looking at would be...

0:41:260:41:30

..in the region of about £80.

0:41:330:41:35

Is that at all possible?

0:41:390:41:42

Could you manage 90?

0:41:420:41:43

-Could we go to 85?

-85. I'll do it you for 85.

0:41:460:41:51

Oh, that's lovely, thank you very much.

0:41:510:41:53

What a bargain, but it means that Anita has just £12.08 left

0:41:530:41:58

and one shop still to go.

0:41:580:42:01

But what of James and his lucky mascot, Ed?

0:42:030:42:06

Well, they've Beetle-d down from Heckington

0:42:070:42:11

to nearby Grimsthorpe,

0:42:110:42:13

to visit Grimsthorpe Castle.

0:42:130:42:15

Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family

0:42:150:42:19

since it was given to them by Henry VIII in 1516 -

0:42:190:42:23

and they still live here.

0:42:230:42:25

Hello, James, nice to see you.

0:42:270:42:29

Good to see you. Gosh!

0:42:290:42:31

What an amazing hall.

0:42:310:42:33

And in the splendid Chinese drawing room, Jerry has promised

0:42:360:42:41

James a glimpse at one of the castle's greatest treasures.

0:42:410:42:45

-Oh, my word.

-Tell me all about it, James.

0:42:450:42:47

A mahogany George III silver table, with this pierced gallery. Do you know much about it?

0:42:470:42:53

I know it's Chippendale.

0:42:530:42:55

Thomas Chippendale was THE important Georgian furniture maker

0:42:550:43:00

and designer, who, in 1754, published his designs

0:43:000:43:04

entitled "The Gentleman And Cabinet-maker's Director".

0:43:040:43:08

Everybody knows Chippendale, because there is so much of it about.

0:43:080:43:13

Not made BY him, but made by regional cabinet-makers

0:43:130:43:17

copying his style throughout the country.

0:43:170:43:21

We believe it is by Chippendale. We've got six chairs which match it.

0:43:210:43:25

I mean, that is just fabulous. What a piece of furniture.

0:43:270:43:31

Not for sale, of course, but incredibly precious.

0:43:310:43:36

Time for James to pick up Anita and do a wee bit more shopping.

0:43:360:43:40

Travelling from Grimsthorpe to Stamford.

0:43:420:43:45

This historic town, with its fine medieval core,

0:43:490:43:52

was for 700 years known for its bull-running festival.

0:43:520:43:57

Until 1837, that is, when the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty To Animals put a stop to it.

0:43:570:44:04

In the 1960s, Stamford became the very first conservation area in England and Wales.

0:44:060:44:12

It's a nice shop,

0:44:150:44:17

but James and Anita couldn't be in more contrasting positions.

0:44:170:44:21

One fairly full wallet, the other, almost empty purse.

0:44:210:44:26

This is a terrific place.

0:44:260:44:28

And all I've got left is 12 quid!

0:44:280:44:32

Although many of the dealers aren't around,

0:44:340:44:37

the shop owner Peter can always bargain on their behalf.

0:44:370:44:41

And that will light. I must do my little trick.

0:44:410:44:44

A binnacle, containing a magnetic compass and light

0:44:450:44:49

would have been mounted on the deck of the ship to aid the helmsman.

0:44:490:44:53

-It lights up.

-How much could that be? Let's have a look...

0:44:530:44:58

The price on the label is £230.

0:44:580:45:01

I could do that for 150.

0:45:010:45:04

-At auction, they'd probably put 50-80 on it.

-Really?

-I like it, though.

0:45:040:45:09

-It's, um... Could you do any better than that?

-I'll go to 110.

0:45:090:45:15

-It's a good-looking thing, isn't it?

-Yes.

0:45:150:45:18

I'll do 100. My very best would be 100.

0:45:180:45:21

(SIGHING) £100, £100.

0:45:210:45:24

Right. OK. Let me have a think.

0:45:260:45:30

So, while James ponders a big purchase,

0:45:300:45:32

how's Anita doing with her more limited budget?

0:45:320:45:35

There's a cocktail shaker there, Art Deco, from the 1930s.

0:45:350:45:41

The body of it has an etched glass design.

0:45:410:45:47

And I quite like that.

0:45:470:45:49

Cocktails are a wee bit exotic

0:45:490:45:53

and that item is just the tiniest, wee bit exotic.

0:45:530:45:57

The cocktail shaker.

0:45:570:45:59

CABINET DOOR OPENS

0:45:590:46:01

It's just a piece of fun, isn't it?

0:46:030:46:06

-Yes!

-But it's quite nicely etched.

0:46:060:46:10

These things remind me of palm fronds and grapes.

0:46:100:46:15

-Everything is there.

-You can have that for 12.

0:46:170:46:20

Yes...

0:46:200:46:22

Will it make a profit in auction, though?

0:46:220:46:24

Well, you'd know better than I. I think it might.

0:46:240:46:29

I do like it. It's not an item of any great value,

0:46:290:46:31

but I've only got a few quid in my pocket left.

0:46:310:46:35

What I'd like is...

0:46:350:46:38

if you are able to give me it for less than that?

0:46:380:46:41

-What have we got?

-Five?

0:46:410:46:43

-I'll go seven.

-Seven. OK. It's a deal!

-Good.

0:46:430:46:47

And James and I will fill it with cocktails!

0:46:470:46:51

I think James also has something a bit alcoholic lined up in his cabinet.

0:46:510:46:55

That's an interesting thing. Known as a tantalus.

0:46:570:47:01

The idea is that it would tantalise people that were trying to

0:47:020:47:07

get at the whisky.

0:47:070:47:10

You can imagine going on a grouse shoot or pheasant shoot

0:47:100:47:13

and you wouldn't want the entire massive

0:47:130:47:17

tantalus to take with you, but you can imagine the old butler with that in hand.

0:47:170:47:22

It's by Mappin and Webb of London, who are good silversmiths.

0:47:220:47:27

The lock at the end is a Betjemann's patented lock

0:47:270:47:30

and that pushes in and that turns.

0:47:300:47:33

And it releases the bottles.

0:47:330:47:35

-Pricey, though. £250.

-Very unusual.

0:47:360:47:40

-Here we are.

-That's pretty, isn't it?

-It's lovely.

0:47:400:47:44

I mean, it's...

0:47:440:47:47

It's a bit worn, the bottles are chipped... But...what could that be?

0:47:470:47:51

Um, a hundred and...150?

0:47:530:47:57

-I rate that the same as the other one!

-Really?

0:48:000:48:03

-We'll go down to 100, then, on that one.

-100.

0:48:050:48:09

If I bought two things from you...

0:48:090:48:12

would you do a deal on the two?

0:48:120:48:15

On the, er...

0:48:150:48:16

Yes, we're a bit low anyhow. Um...

0:48:160:48:19

Yes, all right, I'll do, er...

0:48:190:48:21

I'll do 90 on the ship's binnacle and 90 on this one, then. So 180.

0:48:220:48:28

-At £180, you've got yourself a deal. Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:48:280:48:32

So, most of their cash has been spent, but on what?

0:48:320:48:36

Anita began with £216.08,

0:48:380:48:41

and she spent a total of £211 on five auction lots.

0:48:410:48:45

The Glasgow-style jewellery,

0:48:450:48:47

the three scent bottle casket,

0:48:470:48:49

the Art Nouveau pincushion,

0:48:490:48:51

the Royal Crown Derby Cross,

0:48:510:48:53

and the cocktail shaker.

0:48:530:48:56

As for James, he started out with £271.10,

0:48:560:48:59

and spent £257 also on five lots -

0:48:590:49:03

The money box,

0:49:030:49:04

the lantern,

0:49:040:49:06

the bootjack,

0:49:060:49:07

the tantalus,

0:49:070:49:09

and the maritime compass.

0:49:090:49:10

So what do our experts really think of each other's items?

0:49:100:49:13

What I do like is that wonderful tantalus.

0:49:130:49:17

It's Mappin and Webb, it's silver-plated

0:49:170:49:20

and it was only £90.

0:49:200:49:24

The thing I think she might struggle with is that scent casket.

0:49:240:49:28

I don't think the central bottle is original.

0:49:280:49:32

I think that will be the downfall.

0:49:320:49:35

After starting out in Horncastle,

0:49:380:49:39

this leg of our trip will conclude in Diss for the auction showdown.

0:49:390:49:43

-I'm looking forward to...

-It's lovely, actually, isn't it?

0:49:430:49:46

-Timber-framed houses.

-They're not short of lots!

0:49:490:49:54

Not short of buyers, either, and that's the main thing.

0:49:540:49:56

-Are you nervous, James?

-I'm always nervous, Anita.

0:49:560:49:59

-Let's get rid of that.

-Well done!

0:50:010:50:04

With James leading by one auction to nothing,

0:50:040:50:06

I hope he's not getting too complacent.

0:50:060:50:08

-Wake up, James.

-I don't want to.

0:50:080:50:10

Come on, James, buck up.

0:50:100:50:12

James, your lots are coming up now.

0:50:120:50:14

Starting with one of Anita's.

0:50:140:50:15

Lot 147 now, the Art Nouveau silver mounted pin cushion. This is pretty.

0:50:150:50:20

Birmingham, 1903. I have interest on the sheets, and I start at £30.

0:50:200:50:23

-Straight in at 30.

-42, 45, 48 and 50.

0:50:230:50:27

55 and 60, five and 70, five, I'm out. 80, new bidder.

0:50:270:50:32

-80 at the front, I'll take five.

-Come on!

-That's a great price.

0:50:320:50:36

£80, are you all done?

0:50:360:50:39

-Well!

-Yes!

-Did you think it would make that?

0:50:390:50:42

Oh, well...!

0:50:420:50:45

No, I don't think she did.

0:50:450:50:47

-That was a great start, James.

-Brilliant start.

0:50:470:50:50

Little bit too good for my liking!

0:50:500:50:51

Ah, a bit of competitiveness.

0:50:510:50:53

-What can James's money box do?

-Start me at 20.

0:50:530:50:57

-There should be hands everywhere at that.

-£20, surely. Come on.

0:50:570:51:01

Thank you, 20 bid. I have 20 now.

0:51:010:51:03

-£20, the lady's bid. Looking for two.

-Go on.

0:51:030:51:06

22. 25.

0:51:060:51:08

Lost 28.

0:51:080:51:10

Are you sure? Good value still.

0:51:110:51:13

-Go on!

-30, the lady.

-She's charming the bids out.

0:51:130:51:18

Gentleman is out. It worked, madam. At £30, anybody else can join in.

0:51:180:51:21

At £30, with the lady at £30.

0:51:210:51:24

£30 and selling.

0:51:240:51:25

-Wow, there we go.

-Well done.

0:51:250:51:28

That's exactly what we thought it might make.

0:51:280:51:31

Another decent profit - minus commission.

0:51:310:51:35

-Hurrah!

-Good start.

0:51:350:51:37

Now, Glasgow-style jewellery, in Norfolk.

0:51:370:51:41

Start me at 30.

0:51:410:51:42

£30, surely, come on.

0:51:420:51:45

-Straight away.

-32, 35, 38, 40.

0:51:450:51:50

-Where are you at two? Come along, now.

-It's a gentleman buyer.

0:51:500:51:54

42, 45, 48, 50. Five.

0:51:540:51:57

55 is in the corner.

0:51:570:51:59

-60, sir?

-Go on!

0:51:590:52:02

£60, the corner. Where's five?

0:52:020:52:04

At 60, the corner bid. Any advance?

0:52:040:52:07

Five? No.

0:52:070:52:09

£60, thank you.

0:52:090:52:12

Well, that trebled your money.

0:52:120:52:15

Well done, Anita.

0:52:150:52:17

There is nothing to be ashamed of with that.

0:52:170:52:20

Quite.

0:52:200:52:21

-What will they make of your lantern, James?

-An unusual piece, this.

0:52:210:52:25

-30, I'll take.

-Come on. 30 bid.

-Yes, come on, help him out.

0:52:250:52:29

30 bid. 32, 35, 38, 40.

0:52:290:52:33

Two... Sure?

0:52:330:52:37

42 has moved to my front.

0:52:370:52:39

42, any advance? 45.

0:52:390:52:41

This is what auctions are all about! £45 is bid, where's eight?

0:52:410:52:45

Anybody else can join in - at 45, any advance?

0:52:450:52:47

Well done.

0:52:480:52:50

Gosh, that was close, wasn't it?

0:52:510:52:53

You've doubled your money, James.

0:52:530:52:56

I hope my stuff does this, as well!

0:52:560:52:58

Well, next up is the cross that James was rather envious of.

0:52:580:53:02

I do have interest on the sheets and I start at £32.

0:53:020:53:06

35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 50,

0:53:060:53:10

five, 60, five, 70 bid, 75,

0:53:100:53:14

new bidder, 80, five, 90, five.

0:53:140:53:17

Gentleman's bid is 95, 100 commission, 110.

0:53:170:53:20

120. At 120 now, looking for 30.

0:53:200:53:22

Oh, it's worth more than that!

0:53:220:53:24

At 120, am I missing anyone else? Are you all done?

0:53:240:53:28

-120, thank you.

-120. Ach, well.

0:53:280:53:31

It's made more than the auctioneer's estimate.

0:53:310:53:34

Double. Well, that's a bit of a relief.

0:53:340:53:36

I think James thought it might have done a bit better, but Anita

0:53:360:53:39

is comfortably in the lead today.

0:53:390:53:41

-I'm happy enough with that, James.

-And it's made a profit. Good.

0:53:410:53:45

Right - next is this brass maritime ship's compass.

0:53:450:53:50

-You're under pressure, James.

-I'm under pressure.

-You're sweating.

0:53:500:53:54

I have interest on this one here, and I start at 55. £55 bid.

0:53:540:53:59

And 60, five, 70, five, 80, five...

0:53:590:54:03

Yes? 90. Five.

0:54:050:54:06

Oh, round it up now.

0:54:060:54:08

-Go on!

-100. And 10.

0:54:080:54:11

It's back with me at 110, I've lost the lady.

0:54:110:54:15

At 120, she softened at 120. I'm out at 120. 120 bid now.

0:54:150:54:19

At 120 in the gallery, any advance on 120?

0:54:190:54:23

Well done, Elizabeth!

0:54:230:54:25

She got every last pound out of them for that.

0:54:250:54:28

Yep, you steered nicely into profit.

0:54:280:54:31

That's the sweat over.

0:54:340:54:35

Now, golden Cadillac or rusty nail?

0:54:350:54:38

What will Anita's shaker make?

0:54:380:54:41

I have interest on this one shown and I start at £18.

0:54:410:54:44

-£18 bid, and 20, two...

-Good start.

0:54:440:54:48

-Bit of a stir.

-35, 38, 40, two...

0:54:480:54:52

-42 with me. I'll take five.

-That's a great price!

0:54:520:54:56

I have 42. 45, thank you, 48.

0:54:560:55:00

It's on commission at 48.

0:55:000:55:02

Any advance?

0:55:020:55:04

My word. That is a corking profit!

0:55:050:55:08

-In percentage terms, that's the best all day.

-Yep. Cheers, Anita.

0:55:080:55:13

That's a whopper.

0:55:130:55:14

-I'm a happy girl!

-You SHOULD be a happy girl!

0:55:140:55:18

OK, plenty of wellies in Norfolk.

0:55:180:55:21

What will James's device make?

0:55:210:55:23

I have interest on the sheets and I start at 42.

0:55:230:55:26

£42, 45, 48, 50,

0:55:260:55:29

five, 60, five, 70, five, 80,

0:55:290:55:33

five, 90, five. 100, yes?

0:55:330:55:35

100 in the room, I'm out. I'll take the 10. At 110, it's a fine example.

0:55:350:55:41

At £100, any advance?

0:55:410:55:44

-James!

-She of little faith!

0:55:460:55:47

I'll have to eat my words!

0:55:480:55:50

And that's put them neck-and-neck.

0:55:520:55:54

What about Anita's perfume bottles?

0:55:550:55:57

That's lovely. Start me at 50.

0:55:570:56:01

30 to start, surely.

0:56:020:56:04

The lady's bid at 30. She spots quality at 30 there.

0:56:040:56:06

May I say two, 32, 35...

0:56:060:56:08

-Two ladies bidding.

-Yes.

0:56:080:56:10

Four, madam, 38? 40.

0:56:100:56:13

£40, you've lost a friend there at £40.

0:56:130:56:16

At £40, where's two?

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At 42 - new bidder. 45...

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Oh, go on, sir.

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48.

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And 50.

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Your wife won't mind. 55, go on.

0:56:250:56:29

Yes? 55.

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60.

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She still won't mind!

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LAUGHTER

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It's 60 and it does sell.

0:56:350:56:38

Do you know, I think you came away with that very lightly.

0:56:410:56:44

First loss of the day.

0:56:440:56:46

But at least James isn't rubbing it in.

0:56:460:56:48

That could quite easily have made £40 with that wrong bottle.

0:56:480:56:52

Now, if James's tantalus does better, he'll win today.

0:56:520:56:57

This is the best thing I've bought on the entire trip.

0:56:570:57:01

Start me at 100.

0:57:010:57:03

-Oh, it's cheap.

-Come on, £100.

0:57:030:57:06

-Jeez!

-80 to start, surely?

0:57:060:57:08

Come on, at £80, surely? 50 bid.

0:57:090:57:12

50 I have. A low start at 50. Five.

0:57:120:57:14

Lots of bidders, now.

0:57:140:57:15

60, five, 70, five, 80, five,

0:57:150:57:18

-90, five, 100, 110, new bidder.

-It's worth way more than this.

0:57:180:57:22

120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170,

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180, 190,

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200, and 10.

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-Go on!

-Any advance on £210?

0:57:330:57:37

A good piece at 210.

0:57:370:57:39

Brilliant!

0:57:390:57:41

Isn't that wonderful?

0:57:410:57:43

I could hardly breathe, it was so tense.

0:57:430:57:46

Great result, after a shaky start.

0:57:460:57:49

-James, that's the excitement of the auction.

-That is brilliant.

0:57:490:57:52

I'm happy with that.

0:57:520:57:54

-All in all, we seem to have both done well.

-I think we have.

0:57:540:57:57

So you have, Anita, but thanks to that last lot,

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James is the winner again and is in the lead.

0:58:010:58:04

After paying auction costs,

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Anita made a profit of £90.76.

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So, she has £306.84 to spend on the next leg.

0:58:100:58:14

James, on the other hand,

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made £157.10 after auction costs

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and so he has a very handy £428.20 to take forward.

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But beware - the Anita fightback begins.

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Anita Manning and James Lewis set off on the hunt for antiques in Pately Bridge, Yorkshire and end up at an auction showdown in Diss in Norfolk.