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The nation's favourite antique experts,
£200 each and one big challenge.
Well, duck, do I buy you or don't I?
Who can make the most money buying and selling antiques as they scour the UK?
The aim is trade up and hope that each antique turns a profit.
But it's not as easy as it looks and dreams of glory can end in tatters.
So will it be the fast lane to success or the slow road to bankruptcy?
That's the sweat over.
This is the Antiques Road Trip.
This week, we're in a Beetle with Scotland's Anita Manning and England's James Lewis.
See if you can guess which one likes rugby.
You get points for trying.
-That sounds like an easy game.
The rules of our own Calcutta Cup are much less arcane,
but the auction score line so far reads England - 4, Scotland - nil.
So on the final day, will James make it a whitewash
or could Anita stage a thrilling comeback?
I'm never going to catch him. I'll have a blooming good try, though.
Actually, Anita's done not too badly at all.
She began with £200 and now has £496.72 to spend today.
But James Lewis, who also began with £200,
is miles out in front, with £855.72 in his pocket.
-So, tell me, strategy?
-I'm not telling you.
This week's road trip starts out in Pateley Bridge and head south,
travelling via East Anglia to the West Country
and concluding in the Cirencester auction.
This leg kicks off in Bedfordshire at Woburn
and heads for that final auction in Cirencester.
Woburn, sometimes pronounced Woe-burn, has been burned down
and rebuilt three times, once by the Cavaliers during the Civil War.
The last fire was in 1724, so,
although it's over a thousand years old, much of the village is Georgian.
-James, here we are, last leg.
-Where's the shop?
-Right in front of your eyes, James.
-So here we go. You go in first.
This is Woburn's old town hall, now full of antiques.
And Anita has grabbed the dealer Elfyn for a first peek in those cabinets.
In these little albums of photographs,
the men are so solemn looking.
-He's not too bad.
-You wouldn't have turned him down.
-No, I don't think he's my type.
-She's definitely not my type!
-I quite like that.
-Yeah. We're asking £45 for that.
What if I say 35?
Cos I should say 40, but 35.
What I would be looking to pay for that is nearer about 20.
No chance. No chance.
-Is there no chance?
I will go to £30 for it, cos I'm feeling that you...
Yeah, because I like it.
I think, at £30, you should make a few quid out of it.
There was another wee thing here which isn't very expensive.
Anita is getting close.
Now, what's James up to in Elfyn's cupboard?
He said he'd bought some new bits and bobs. Oh, that's interesting.
That looks Chinese.
The massive market at the moment in silver is in China.
Chinese silver is so rare that it is making way above scrap.
Look at this little thing. Anita bought one of these earlier on.
A little Georgian toothpick case.
Open it up, there's a little mirror inside
so you can see you haven't got spinach between your teeth,
which, I have to say, is something I should probably use more often!
But there is the original Georgian, little silver toothpick.
And what would you have on the other end of a toothpick
but an ear spatula?
So you would delve that all the way down in your ear
and come out with a great big wodge of wax.
And put it directly back in the box
that you're going to pick your teeth with later on.
I mean, really!
The Georgians were also very fond of their ivory, but, remember,
the trade in ivory has been strictly controlled
by the CITES international agreement of 1947.
That is actually copper or gold.
If you've got something that you're thinking might be gold,
or gold-plated, if you rub it...
the copper starts to smell. So... Oh. That smells of copper.
Unfortunately, it's not gold. It would have been nice.
But, if in doubt, give it a rub.
Let's leave him to it, shall we?
Because Anita's deal seems to have progressed.
Now there's a page turner involved.
We've got 34 on the page turner.
-Say, 50 for the two?
-50 for the two's not bad.
-It's not bad at all.
They're nice things. You don't have to apologise for them.
Yeah, that's right. And I like them. I'm really tempted.
-I'm really tempted.
-Well, there we are.
I'll go for them. I was trying to be modest.
-Is there any further movement?
-Is there a tweak of a movement?
-I'm... No, I'm very sorry.
-No, I'm going to be very hard. £50.
-You're not being very hard,
you're being very generous, and it's a deal.
BOTH: Thank you very much.
Elfyn, go and see what James is rubbing up in your cupboard.
-I see you found the bits and pieces I mentioned?
Obviously, Georgian, 18th-century, nice thing. How much could it be?
Well, I really wanted £35 for it.
You've got a little bit of gold on it, of course.
Well, I think it's brass, or copper, rather. I gave it a good old...
-If you rub... Just smell that, look.
-It is, actually, I know.
-It is copper, isn't it?
-I'll have to watch you!
-I thought you might fall for it.
-How much is the napkin ring?
-Is it? Is it that much?
It is Chinese, late 19th, early 20th century.
-And you know what the market is for that sort of thing.
What could you do on it?
-I'll let you have it for 40.
-But I'm not going any lower.
Still a bit far for me.
Something else? Is he bulk buying here?
-You can have that for a tenner.
-The silver pencil cover is £10.
-What would that be?
25, I would price that. You can have it for 20 if it helps you.
-And the silver match case is £20.
-How much is the napkin ring?
-It is a silver one.
So we've got a cheap napkin ring, a silver pencil holder
and a match case plus the Chinese napkin ring and the toothpick case.
-It comes to £105, the parcel.
-All of that?
£100 if you take them all. I'll give you another fiver.
-The cogs are whirring.
-I'm thinking...how about 90 the lot?
-It's against my better judgement, but OK. Yeah.
-You've got a deal.
-That was quite something.
Now, time to find Anita and whisk her off.
Beetling from Woburn to nearby Buckingham,
where Anita is heading directly to jail without picking up 200.
-Let's hope they don't keep me in too long!
Built in 1748 and later used as a police station, fire station
and even an antique shop,
the Old Gaol has, since the '90s, been a museum.
-So these are the prison cells.
-The original 12 cells.
And this chap here, would he have been the gaoler?
-He's an old-fashioned peeler.
-Right. A bobby.
In fact, this man was the superintendent.
But Anita's here to see the exhibition
dedicated to Flora Thompson, one of the area's finest chroniclers.
Flora Thompson wrote about her life as a child growing up
in the North Oxfordshire countryside in the late 1800s
in Juniper Hill, which is about nine miles from here.
-Could Juniper Hill be Lark Rise?
-Juniper Hill IS Lark Rise.
Thompson's semi-autobiographical Lark Rise To Candleford trilogy,
which brilliantly evokes a now-vanished rural life,
wasn't written until the 1940s, which is amazing.
In a way, it's a little bit of a miracle
that a child from a grindingly poor background could aspire to be
one of our country's most celebrated local writers.
Young Flora became an assistant postmistress,
and with the help of the local library,
taught herself to be a writer.
In 1910, she won an essay competition in The Ladies' Companion,
and with the encouragement of her husband,
soon began to earn a living with her stories, articles and poems.
Was it an idyllic look on rural life in Buckinghamshire?
It was a realistic look. She wrote it as it was,
without any embellishment.
The fictional Candleford was partly based on Buckingham
and also inspired by another local town,
which is where James is heading now...
..travelling from Buckingham to Brackley.
But although Brackley has more than its fair share of splendid old buildings,
James' next stop certainly isn't amongst them.
This antique centre has to be
in the most unusual location
of any antique centre I've ever been to.
I mean, it's actually in the basement of the supermarket, which is...
slightly weird, to say the least.
Those are the most wonderful quality. Hobnail-cut, possibly Irish.
Got a pair of them. So unusual to find a pair, but...
..they've been drilled. Some Philistine has taken a drill...
and drilled through the side of this decanter to make a lamp base out of it.
In perfect order with stoppers, £500-£800.
Drilled, 12 quid. And even at that, not worth buying.
Fortunately for James, there are plenty of other things down here,
and one cabinet he just can't take his eyes off.
Everything that is in here has got something about it.
Whoever owns this cabinet, I just love the taste, love his eye,
love what he's picked.
It's a really good object.
It's silver-topped, nicely hallmarked.
You have the WC, for William Comyns,
which is absolutely fantastic.
A bit of tortoiseshell in the top there, tortoiseshell pique,
where the silver is inlaid into the tortoiseshell top.
It's got this great big deep cover, and the whole thing hinges back.
Then inside, a grand stopper.
A lot of the time you see these called scent bottles, but they're not.
They're for smelling salts.
When this was made, which was, I should think, about 1900, 1915,
the time when ladies wore very tight corsets,
and of course the tight corsets meant they couldn't breathe very well.
When they're feeling a little faint,
they would remove the smelling salts bottle and... HE INHALES
..take a whiff and it would bring them round and give them a new vigour.
But the other thing to say, of course, is that,
under the 1976 CITES legislation, trade in tortoiseshell,
new tortoiseshell, is illegal, and rightly so.
This, though, it's been well gone for over 100 years.
-What could that be, do you think?
-I'll give him a call.
-Again, it needs to be...
-A lot less.
This is a funny little object.
It's made in just stamped tin, as cheap as you can find,
but it's marked HRH Prince Albert's aromatizer.
Isn't that great?
There's a little sliding thing there that releases a hole,
so I guess it's the equivalent of a 19th-century tic tac box
and you would shake out a little mint to refresh your breath.
All right, then, thank you, bye.
He could do that for 55.
-Do you think he'd take 45 for it?
-We can try him.
-Would you give it a go for me, please?
-If he would take 45, that would be... And just...
-Ask him what that is.
There doesn't seem to be any price with it. Thank you.
£45 is fine for it.
I mean, it's worth the 55, but, on a bad day, it might make 60.
-And he says you can have that.
-Really, with it in the deal?
Phew, that's enough to make anyone come over all faint.
A nice item at a good price, plus a free gift.
It's been a busy day, you two. Good night.
Day two, and we're no nearer an understanding of the rules of rugger.
England are winning. Oh, that's another goal for England. Hurray!
Try, conversion and penalty. They'd get gold.
A dry conversion?!
Yesterday, Anita hit two home runs. No, that's not a bat.
It's a page turner.
She also bought a photo album and spent just £50,
leaving her with £446.72 to spend today.
-Can I take you round there?
-You can take me where you like. I'm yours for the day.
Whilst James has kept the scorers very busy indeed,
totting up a small pile of silver,
a toothpick case with toothpick, a mint box and a smelling salts bottle.
That little lot cost him £135, leaving £720.72 to spend today.
It is copper, isn't it? I'll have to watch you.
They are heading for that auction in Cirencester, but starting out first in Woodstock.
Not to be confused with the site of the 1969 rock festival,
Oxfordshire's Woodstock - the name means "clearing in the woods",
is an altogether different sort of place.
Although King Ethelred the Unready did apparently
once hold an assembly here,
no mention ever of any hippies -
or old rockers like Anita.
This is a sweet wee figure. I always like this porcelain.
I love it because of the quality of the glaze,
it's always highly glazed.
The figures are wonderful.
What I'd like to look for buying it is within
a region of between £20, £25.
You're not going to get it for £25.
I'm not going to get it for 25?
And I'm certainly not going to get it for 22?
That's logical, Anita. You worked that one out pretty well.
I know! I know!
I've got to try. I've got to try.
I can do 35 which is pretty good and I will, but that is it.
-Don't come back and say 32.
-If you could bring that down to about 30.
What did I say to you?
35, Anita, honestly, believe me. You and I know that is all right.
-If you are able to be persuaded...
-Anita, you are shameless.
£32, that's it, all right?
I said I wouldn't go to 32. 32.
-Look at you!
-I'm tempted on it.
-Could you come to 30?
-Should I take it?
-Take a punt. You'll be all right.
OK, I'll take your advice. You're a darling.
You're beautiful. Thank you very much.
But away from the heady delights of downtown Woodstock,
James is still on the road,
driving from Woodstock to Kingston Bagpuize.
Whilst Anita's finding all the treasures of Oxfordshire, Kingston Bagpuize, there it is.
A wonderful private home owned by Ginny.
Hopefully, we are in for a treasure here.
The place gets its curious name from the Bagpuis family,
Normans who lived here for over 200 years after the conquest.
But the current house dates mostly from the 18th century.
-Very nice to meet you.
-And you. What a wonderful house!
How did your family come to get this?
-1939, Grace Charlotte Raphael, Aunt Marlie to us...
-Aunt Marlie. Lovely.
-..purchased this house.
-'39 is an incredible time to be buying a big house like this.
She moved in in June and the war started in September.
-It was used. It had evacuees from the London Blitz upstairs.
It played its part in the war?
It did and she was a special constable.
-I think that was partly so she had fuel for her Rolls-Royce.
-Tell me about it.
-It has this beautiful symmetry.
Each window is balanced.
This window is boarded-up because it's behind the staircase.
Really?! They built the house knowing the staircase would block the window
but they put a window in there anyway.
The staircase, built in the 1720s, dominates the entrance hall
with a handsome polished handrail supported on a turned balustrade.
And what a staircase!
It's worth blocking up a window for that staircase.
This is where the window would be, just there, matching this one here.
It was painted until 1920 when it was stripped.
The idea of stripping all this wood leaves me...amazed. But that's what happened.
Although the house is open to the public, it remains a family home,
and furnished with some very fine pieces.
-Quite a bit of it French.
-Wonderful. Goodness me.
Would this have been the first approach to the house?
Yes, until about 1860.
Even the trees are symmetrical!
That is amazing.
In the dining room, there's a portrait of Ginny's Aunt Marlie
when she was aged just three.
Throughout the house, there are reminders of her ownership.
In 1935, Marlie Raphael toured the Far East and returned
with a lifelong interest in all things Chinese and one very practical item.
-I have to say, I prefer my pillows feather.
It is as early as it looks, isn't it?
Yes, depending on how early you think it is.
-It looks 14th century.
-I think it's 13th.
I have to say, I've seen them in books. I've never touched one.
Meanwhile, back in Woodstock, Anita is taking
a keen interest in some blue plates, but they're not Chinese.
These are German so they're pre-1914.
They're transfer printed and they don't have huge quality.
It's the type of thing that, if you can get it for the right price,
then it may do well in a saleroom.
And we've got a pair. That's important.
I love cabinets like this and I love little figures.
I'm being immediately drawn to that sweet little clown.
Isn't he a wee darling? He's a darling.
Quite nicely moulded, good colour, good condition. Look at these toes.
They are so vulnerable but they are in good condition.
-Good German make. Probably from about the 1930s.
-Watch out, Mike.
Anita's coming back for more.
-We've got three items here.
These Victorian or Edwardian, no quality at all, churned out,
-We have got a pair there.
Let me see this wee guy.
How's about... Will you sell me him for a tenner?
There I was thinking, "I'm going to say yes to whatever you say, that's fair enough."
A tenner for a Rosenthal clown?!
Rosenthal isn't a big deal.
And the other thing is, see these toes,
they are in perfect condition now.
If I buy these, I have to transport them to the auction.
These are so vulnerable, and there are vulnerable in there
-with all these people going in and out.
-I've heard it all now.
So I've got to be responsible for your transporting them?!
I'll chuck in a load of bubble wrap and do his toes up.
You can have these two for a tenner.
There is no damage on them, is there?
No, no, no.
-So you'll sell me them for a tenner?
-I will indeed.
Will you give me the two of them for 20 quid?
You're saying 20 and I'm saying... make it 25.
Go on, do the both of them for 20.
-Go on. I can't be bothered.
-It's only because it's my last buy.
Great stuff, Anita. Look, James is on his way,
hoping to spend some of that pile of his.
I'm looking for the town hall.
Is this it?
The town hall apparently has an antiques fair on.
The great thing about antiques fairs is that many of the dealers
don't have shops - so the stock arrives fresh to the market
and longing for a buyer.
Sometimes, with a bid.
Could I see the mirror, please?
This is a Rococo revival easel dressing table mirror.
It's something I fell in love with because you don't see mirrors of that scale.
What is it, 1900, 1910?
1903, William Comyns.
William Comyns? I've just bought a smelling salts bottle by William Comyns.
-It's a good maker. What could that be?
-Well, I've got 695 on it.
I'll be looking for 500.
Is he about to take a huge gamble on the very last day?
What would be your rock bottom on it?
-It's got tiny bits of damage on the edge.
I'd be worried if there wasn't to be honest.
Very good point. It's 100 years old.
400, rock bottom.
Go on, you've got over £700, James.
I'd be looking more around 320, something like that.
Couldn't do it, James. Sorry.
-340 any good?
-Sorry, I couldn't.
-Can you move a little bit?
No, I've moved considerably on that.
I don't think were going to get there.
-It's a shame because I like it.
-Yeah, so do I.
It's a big lump.
The best maker you're likely to find.
Yeah, it is. There we go.
-It's too much for me.
-You'll regret it.
It's such a nice mirror.
I love it. I really do.
Last offer, 380 quid.
-Go on then.
-380 quid, you've got a deal.
-What have I done?!
Thank you very much. I'm going to have a swift gin and tonic.
But before turning to drink,
he has nipped into the shop that Anita almost emptied earlier.
What's left, James?
They are obviously silver. They're tortoiseshell. They're hallmarked 1913.
They've got a price on them of £65. They could be yours for £30.
These little silver-mounted clothes brushes aren't going to make me
a huge profit. They're not going to be anything that excites the auction room.
I spent some whacking great money on that mirror
and I think I need to play it a bit safe with the last purchase.
For less than £30, they are worth buying.
You said 30, would you do them at 20?
Silver has just gone up and I've just checked.
-I'll do 25.
-There's not a lot of silver on them.
25 for tortoiseshell and silver. They're all right at that.
22 quid and you've got a deal.
-Go on. That's it.
-You've got a deal. Thank you very much.
Well done, you.
It's been a bit of a rollercoaster. What did they buy?
The first thing I bought, I rated it so much, I didn't even wrap it.
Is it a load of old tin?
-Not far off.
-It's not making my temperature rise.
-No, nor mine.
What do you think they are worth?
-Is that it?
-Did you think more?
-I thought maybe 20.
-Sometimes, I'm a wee bit conservative.
You're mean. That's what it is.
I'll show you my first item.
I like photograph items and I think this is a particularly nice one.
We have maybe 50 or 60 family photographs in there.
-Oh, blimey! I think that's 15 love to you.
OK, deja vu all over again.
That's a lovely wee thing.
That's absolutely gorgeous.
I seem to remember I lost money on mine.
-That was 25 quid.
-How did you get that for 25 quid?
-I offered him £25 and he said yes.
Sincerest form of flattery, they say.
What will he make of her page turner?
That's your Art Nouveau inspiration...
That's your favourite period, isn't it?
I know. But I think it's quite a sweet thing.
-How much was it?
-How about James' smelly items?
-Oh, yes. That's lovely.
Tortoiseshell top, inlaid with silver.
Condition is so important
-in this type of item...
I love that. And I would have that on my dressing table.
Well, that would grace anybody's dressing table.
I mean, I really like that.
But it came with this...
Oh, no, here he goes again.
So what are you going to do with it?
I don't know. It's Prince Albert's breath-freshening mints.
Have you got something to put that with?
Maybe your wee silver things,
-but that should be on its own.
Sage advice, Anita.
This wee cheeky chappie captured my imagination.
-He's great, I like him.
-You like him?
-Yeah. What did you pay?
You are joking!
-Do you think that's a good price?
-You KNOW that's a good price!
I'm only kidding you.
Were those brushes a daft buy?
I like these. I would like them better if they were in a case,
but I think that these ones were probably part of a bigger set.
Watch out, James! More figurines.
-Some more little Lladro.
-No, it's Royal Copenhagen.
Pre-1950s, and I think the subject matter is charming.
The little child with her doll, rocking... It's not for you?
-But people will find that appealing and charming.
She'd have been nicer if she'd been holding a rabbit.
Now, wait for this...
James, that is a very impressive piece.
-Do we have a maker?
-It's William Comyns.
-So again it's a very good maker.
So...I blew £380 on this lot.
It'll either crash,
and you'll overtake me in the last lot...
-Fingers crossed, fingers crossed!
Or it might just take me over a £1,000 profit. I don't know.
You like a wee gamble.
Not normally, no!
OK. Next item - it's a pair of blue and white wall plaques.
They're German, before the First World War...
-They're not bad, James. But they're not great.
And blue and white has gone out of fashion a wee bit.
-How much were they?
They've got to be worth more than that.
It has been wonderful, James, and I have loved it. Give me a big kiss.
How sweet! Time to get the knives out.
Anita has done a classic Anita trick. She's been so careful.
There is no risk there, whatsoever.
And she's bought some nice little buys.
This last leg, and the last reveal, has been very, very interesting.
It may show us that the show isn't over
until the fat lady sings.
That sounds like a battle cry if ever I've heard one.
After starting out in Woburn,
this final leg of our trip will conclude in Cirencester.
Here we are, James, our very last auction.
I'm going to miss you!
I'm going to miss you too, I feel really quite sad.
-You sentimental old fool.
And so, while Cirencester folk take a closer look at the lots,
let's hear what auctioneer Philip Allwood thinks of what Anita and James have bought.
Rosenthal clown -
good-looking piece of Art Deco-style porcelain.
I'd expect it to make £50, £80, that sort of area, to a collector.
Then we come to the mirror, which is by far and away the best piece.
A good example, and I think I'd put £800 to £1,200 on it.
Should be around that sort of level.
Anita began with £496.72,
and she spent a total of £102 on five auction lots.
-Don't let my smiles make any difference.
-All right, 30 quid.
James started out with £855.72,
and he spent £537, also on five lots.
My God. What have I done?!
Anita's hopes may be faint -
but because James spent so much on that mirror,
right now she has more cash.
So, James, whitewash, or Anita, comeback?
-Now, she's teeing off.
-Rightio. BOTH: Here we go!
The German oval pottery wall plates there.
£30, £40... £20 to get on, got to be £20.
Come on, come on!
-A tenner. £10, got to be £10, surely.
Anybody £10? £10 I'm bid there, the lady, at £10. £12 if you like now.
At £12. £15. £18.
£20. At £20.
At £20, right in front of me then still, at £20. You all sure...?
All that adrenaline over 20 quid.
Well, she won't topple James like that, I can tell you.
-I was a wee bit worried when he started off.
-So was I!
Now, what will this little bottle do?
If it makes 80, I'm happy.
If it makes 120, I'm ecstatic.
I can start you here on the book at £40 only, at £40 I have here.
At £45, £50. £55, £60.
£65, £70. At £70 with me, £75 now.
£80. £85, £90.
-£95, £100 now.
At £95... £100, thank you.
Am I going to be ecstatic?
At £110. £120 to me now, sir.
£120. £130 if you like.
At £120. On my left... £130.
-That's a good result!
-At £130, £140 now.
-£130 it is.
That's good. I'm pleased with that.
Yup, that's a great result. Putting him in the lead.
And next...is my favourite of yours.
The Rosenthal figure of a clown.
Ah, it's lovely.
And I can start you on the book here at £50 only.
£55, £60. £65, £70. £75, £80.
At £80 with me. £85, £90. £95, £100.
-At the back.
£105, £110. £120...
The book's out at £120 on my right now, £130.
At £130, you all sure now, then, at £130...?
Yes! Brilliant. Well done.
Now, that is a cracking result, isn't it?
Yes! Anita's back in the race.
Next lot is your mixed lot.
I don't know. I think...
I see that, thanks to Anita, the mint box has been included.
At £50 I have here, at £55...
£65, £70 with me.
At £70, £75 now. £75, £80.
At £110, £120 now.
Here on the book then at £110...
-Knew it all along.
I'll eat my words!
James is narrowly in the lead.
I think you managed to squirm out of that one.
I'm good at squirming.
Now for Anita's photo album.
Who'll start me? £50. £20? £20 I'm bid there.
£25, £30, £35.
At £55 on my left now, £55. £60 now.
At £55, on my left here, then.
-At £55, you all sure...?
-There was no persuading them, was there?
-That's all right, James.
-Nothing to get too excited about.
No, I think he did well at £55. I'm happy.
Next, the hygienic ear and tooth picking device.
Toothpick and ear spoon. There we go, a combination ear spoon.
At £30 I'm bid there, at £30.
£35 if you like there, £35.
£50, £55. £60.
At £60, and selling right in front of me here... £65.
£70, anyone, at £70...
£75. At £75, how could you do without an ear spoon?
At £75, you all sure...?
-He did well.
-That was the right price for it.
Keeps him out in front.
-Not a bad profit, Mr Lewis.
-No, absolutely. Happy with that.
Now, all the way from Copenhagen...
Got to start you at £18 only, at £18 on the book here.
At £18. Take £20 now.
£20. £22, £25.
The book's out at £25, £30 now. £30, £35.
At £35 on my left here, at £35, £40 now anywhere?
At £35, it's on my left, then, at £35...
Told you. Rabbit. Rabbit.
You'd have been better with a rabbit.
A loss, after commission.
Stop rabbiting on!
Will your brushes do much better, James?
£30 to get off.
£20, then. Nice pair of clothes brushes...
-There's no dog owners in here.
-Oh, come on!
At £10 I'm bid there, thank you, madam. £12.
They're worth that!
£18... At £18, £20 if you like now, £20.
At £20. You all sure now?
At £25, go on, £30 now sir.
-£25, you all done?
They were a lot of junk.
She has a point.
Going off you, rapidly.
Anita's back in it, but could she thrash him with this?
Here it is.
£20... £10 to get on, got to be a tenner.
£5, then, £5 I'm bid there, £7. At £7, £10.
At £15 at the back now, £15. £18 if you like now.
-£18. £20, £22.
£28, £30 now. At £28, £30.
At £40 it is. £45.
At £45. At £50 now.
At £45, you all sure?
-£45 it is.
-I think you helped it along, James.
-Well... That's double your money.
A good turn. But will it be enough?
Do you know, whatever happens,
this road trip has been the best time ever. I've loved it, you know.
Absolutely loved it.
-It's been great fun. You've got lipstick!
Really enjoyed it.
That's enough canoodling, it's all down to James's biggest ever spend.
Even a modest return on the mirror will give him overall victory.
Start me £305 to get on.
£300. For the mirror, the William Comyns mirror there, for £300 only.
£200... £200 I'm bid, thank you. At £200.
-£220 now if you like, £220.
£240 if you like, £240. £260...
At £260 here. £260, £280...
At £280, £300 if you like now.
-At £280. £300 now then, at £280...
It's selling here. £280, £300. £320.
It's selling here at £320.
-At £400, it's selling,, though.
You all sure?
£400 it is.
Well, it's a loss...
Yes - after commission, someone has got themselves a huge bargain.
Knew it was a gamble.
James wins the war, but today's little battle goes to Anita.
After paying auction costs,
Anita's made a profit of £131.70,
so she has a very respectable final total of £628.42.
James, on the other hand, made, after auction costs,
just £69.80 today,
but he's finished up with an excellent £925.52 for the week.
And, remember, all those profits go to Children In Need.
-The last auction. Dear me.
-It's been great fun.
I've enjoyed every minute, you know.
-Every single minute.
Aw. What a lovely couple they make.
-A cup of tea now, James?
-A cup of tea? I could do with a pint!
-Aw, well, I'll take you to the local hostelry, darling.
-Come on, then.
What a week it's been.
The ever-so-cheeky James Lewis...
..and the ever-so-crafty Anita Manning.
-They've had their ups...
-Oh, wait a minute!
..and their downs.
but have become firm friends.
It's a lovely country, I've told you...
Next time, the glory of Scotland...
I can't see where we're going!
..featuring Charlie Ross and James Braxton.
You've never had a better view of the Highlands, Brackers!
It's all over.
It's quite a ride!
Brackers - are you with me?
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