Anita Manning and Philip Serrell are travelling through the north of England in their classic car, with the aim of turning a profit on their items at auction in Edinburgh.
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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts
with £200 each, a classic car,
and a goal to scour Britain for antiques.
Is it the right way up?
The aim, to make the biggest profit at auction. But it's no mean feat.
There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.
I look like the mad hatter!
So will it be the high road to glory
or slow road to disaster?
I'm only in this programme to be Anita Manning's chauffeur!
This is the Antiques Road Trip!
It's the start of a brand-new week
and we're with Anita Manning and Philip Serrell
in a '65 sky-blue Sunbeam Alpine.
I love it because it goes with my boots.
Is that the way the week's going to go?
There are times in your life when you wish you'd got a bloke as your partner!
Phil is an auctioneer from Worcester whose gruff exterior
conceals the heart of a true romantic.
Does that give me a certain look?
Phil, I love you because you're daft and dangerous!
Anita is also an auctioneer and even though she hails from Glasgow,
the two do have something else in common.
This is going to surprise the nation here,
-but you and I are both ex P.E teachers!
I specialised in dance, not rugby!
-Did you do the Bump, or whatever it was?
-Wasn't that a dance craze?
Come on, Anita. Who could forget the Bump?
This week's Road Trip starts in Ford, in the far north of England,
and ventures into Scotland before winding its way southwards
and concluding in Yorkshire at Harrogate.
The first leg kicks off in Northumberland at Ford
and heads over the border to an auction in Edinburgh.
-Edinburgh is a completely different thing from Glasgow.
Edinburgh is more traditional.
So why am I giving you all these hints?
Cos you're my mate. You're trying to help me.
The sleepy village of Ford
takes its name from a crossing of the River Till
which in Anglo-Saxon times was apparently popular with nuns and monks
travelling between the holy places of Iona and Lindisfarne.
It's nothing like so busy today, though.
Once a humble dairy, this place is now THE destination
for those seeking the unusual, the eclectic and the bizarre.
You'll find just about anything here.
I suppose these would have been the - what do you call them? -
the pens that the cows are kept in.
Do they keep cows in a dairy?
Have you ever seen an actual farm, Anita?
Bread sauce! Bread sauce!
He doesn't like me at all.
That is so bad that it's nearly good!
Well, our two are certainly getting into the spirit of the place.
That is some sort of...
It's got all the adjustments.
You've got a spray, you've got a jet.
You've got everything you could require behind you!
It's a fantastic thing. Thankfully, it's out of my budget
because I could end up buying something like that.
Ah, well, it's nice to know even Phil has his limits.
What's Anita spotted?
I'm quite interested in these prints.
They are the fashion plates of the 1860s.
They show us the type of dress that women wore at that time.
It's a very sort of girlie thing to buy
and I know that Phil will hate them and think I'm totally mad.
They're only £9.50.
I think it's £9.50 for one, so it's pretty cheap.
Time to consult Lynne.
Is it 9.50 for the pair?
-Nice try, Anita!
-They're 9.50 each.
-But I could do the two for 15.
Could you do them for 12? Could you come to 12 on them?
-Will we do it?
-We'll do it.
-That's lovely. Thanks again.
So, Anita has two pictures in the bag.
Looks like Phil's getting with the farmyard idea.
I quite like these two.
There's a sort of chicken theme recurring here.
Not exactly antiques, though, are they, Phil?
The thing is, will my plans come home to roost? Ha-ha!
Dear me, that was a really bad "yolk"!
Oh, please! What does Keith think?
We've got them up at 20 each.
Yeah. Can you do £18 for the two?
Call it 20. Then you've got one for nothing.
Go on, then. Is that the way it works?
-Hark at this! But I like them, anyway.
Ah, I wonder what that was used for?
-Can you tell me anything about this?
-I know about that. Can you guess what it is?
I thought it was the stretcher that they used to carry the drunks to jail on a Saturday night!
-It's a coffin carrier.
-Is it a coffin carrier?
-A coffin carrier.
It's the type of thing you could take a chance on
if it was, you know, a low price.
I think it's quite a low price. Let me check.
Lynne's gone off to consult Keith,
leaving Anita to ponder.
I'd pay 20 quid for that.
Just to see the expression on Phil Serrell's face!
Could this be bought for 20 quid?
I mean, I'm playing a wild card here.
It could go to auction and get a pound and I could lose 19 quid!
I think we could let it go at 30.
But that would be absolutely my bottom price.
Could you come to 25? Could you come half-way down?
Well, since it's you!
Oh, thank you so much!
Could it be a moment of madness?
Now, that is unusual.
Is Anita's strategy to beat Phil at his own game?
I'm sure he'll rise to the challenge, though!
Keith, I love all this architectural stuff.
That's a ridge tile.
-A hump-back ridge tile.
What would be the point of that?
Just, I think, for decoration. Something different on a roof.
-That's glazed stoneware.
What on earth would you do with that? How much is that?
Do you, know, I think that's cheap. But...
-I just don't know who would buy it?
And 20 quid is the absolute finito?
-I might tweak it a little bit.
-I could manage a tenner for it.
Is he really going to buy that?
He is, you know!
Keith, thank you very much.
-I'll put this in the back of the car before she sees me!
-Thank you. Bye!
With some, er, unusual buys on board,
Anita and Phil must now hurry up and motor
from Ford to Berwick Upon Tweed.
For over 400 years, this market town was fought over
by the English and the Scots.
Although it's been English since 1482,
a recent poll suggested that 80% of residents
would rather be under Scottish rule.
And there are enough ramparts around here to remind us
that you can never say never!
Knowing Phil, he'll probably pick up a battlement going cheap!
This place looks like a real mixed bag.
Part antique, part charity shop. But the man from Worcester
is quick to spot something.
Hell's bells! 250?!
Is that £2.50?
I'm joking, man. I just wanted to see your face when you saw 250!
I thought I did the jokes round here, Tom!
If you pull that off, there's a proper price underneath.
Really. Is that your... 40 quid?
-Cheap, isn't it?
-Is that your shop price?
It's a piece of Royal Worcester.
-That's the pattern number of it.
If you look in the pattern book, it will tell you that 161 is a small, squat fluted vase
and the G will tell you that originally it came from the Granges Factory.
And then it's got there a little square.
As if by magic, if you look just there,
a square tells you that it was made in 1928.
I think he's done this before, you know.
So, we know how old it is.
Who's it by, that's the question.
-Do you know who it's by?
-There's a name on it.
The Stinton dynasty dates back as far as the early 19th century.
For four generations, the various family members painted china
with each specialising in particular scenes.
For James, it was pheasants.
Their work is massively collectable.
-It's not damaged or restored in any way, is it?
-No. Definitely not.
I'm sort of embarrassed to ask.
£40, I presume, is your best price.
-I'm going to ask, because...
-I thought it was cheap at 40.
I'm going to buy it off you.
Let me tell you, I think that's worth between two and £300.
I think Tom might need to sit down, now.
I'm really, really pleased. Thank you very much.
So I'm going to buy that off you. That's 35.
You've been so kind, it's not true.
I love this, as well.
This angling guide is by the Hardy family who started as gunsmiths
in nearby Alnwick in 1872,
but later made their name with fishing equipment.
I think that's fantastic. What's the best you can do on that?
Bearing in mind that you've just got a really cheap vase...
-I have, I have, I have.
Can I give you 35 quid for that?
You're a gentleman.
That was quick work. I think he's rather pleased with those.
While Phil has been snaffling the bargains of Berwick,
Anita has gone a few miles down the road to Paxton House.
Designed by John Adam in the mid-18th century,
Paxton is one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture
in the whole of Scotland.
Anita's about to meet Martha, her guide.
Martha, I'm Anita.
Hello. Nice to see you.
The house was built for the young laird Patrick Home
on his return from the Grand Tour.
Paxton is packed with reminders of his adventures.
This is a young lad, about the age of 17,
-and he was sent off to university in Prussia.
He went to the court of Frederick the Great.
I suppose that court would have been in the circuit of the Grand Tour.
-Did he do the Grand Tour?
-Oh, absolutely, yes.
He eventually left the court
and then spent another two years wandering round Europe.
Quite a nice looking guy.
-I could fancy him myself!
Young Patrick was a sort of real-life Barry Lyndon,
catapulted from sleepy Scotland to the romance of 18th-century Europe
and dressed to kill!
These are just some of the clothes that Patrick wore.
We've got this beautiful brocade waistcoat.
See the gold around the buttonholes
and these really fancy buttons.
And we've got this one. This would have had a matching blue wool coat
with this beautiful silver embroidery.
Of course, the 18th century was all about opulence, extravagance,
ornamentation to the nth degree.
-Shoes with buckles.
As much as you could get. You wanted to show how great, how wonderful, how rich you were.
But for all his finery, life took a sad turn for the young man from Scotland.
He fell madly in love with a beautiful young lady-in-waiting.
But when her mother forbade them to be married,
Patrick was left only with her gloves.
It seems he went on quite a spending spree to console himself, and acquired many treasures.
Including this rosewood inlaid table cabinet.
A stunning piece of furniture!
It's based on Hercules.
We've got Hercules here on the cupboard door.
All these little drawer fronts are illustrating the Labours of Hercules
and one or two of the other Greek myths.
At the moment, we've counted 48 drawers all the way through.
48 drawers, eh?
What would you need all those for?
Well, some of them are secret and concealed,
to hold hidden treasure.
He bought it in Italy. He bought it as we would buy an antique.
It's made in the mid-17th century, so it was 100 years old or over when he was buying it.
It's a wonderful, wonderful cabinet.
I really haven't seen anything as beautiful as that for a long time.
In the early 19th century, a brand-new East Wing was added to Paxton.
This is the gallery that they built
to show the paintings.
You can just imagine what it was like when it was first hung with the paintings.
This is heaven!
Although the original paintings Patrick acquired are now dispersed,
an important collection of late 18th- and early 19th-century paintings
from the National Gallery of Scotland have taken their place.
And that wonderful dome!
I want a room like this!
The house today flourishes, but Patrick's life never lived up to all that youthful promise.
Whilst he was away on his Grand Tour, his mother was horribly murdered
and when he did marry, it was to a woman who was soon pronounced mentally unstable.
There he is, at the end there,
a portrait of Patrick.
He became MP for Berwick.
He went to live in a small rented house in London
with just his housekeeper for company.
And we've got a letter from one of his friends,
and the gist of it is, "Dear Patrick, you really must try and get out more."
So from bright young thing to poor, lonely old hermit.
What a shame.
Oh, dear. I hope that sad note doesn't discourage our pair for long.
Because, after all, it's been a very good day.
Next morning, the mood in the Sunbeam is best described as "mixed"!
You're not giving me this smiley, cheery person the whole week, are you?
-I can't help it!
-It's going to wear me out! Absolutely wear me out.
Please don't be this happy all the time.
-My face isn't made for miserable.
-True. And mine is!
Yesterday, Phil picked up a piece of his favourite Worcester
with pheasants on it, as well as a couple of bowls with chicken designs
and the Hardy's Anglers' Guide. Plus roof tile!
He's spent exactly £100, leaving the same amount to spend today.
I've either got three things that I should make one lot,
or three things I can make two lots
or three things I can make three lots.
Sorry, you're yawning. Am I boring you?
Don't know about that! Anita acquired a pair of framed fashion prints
and an oak coffin carrier for just £37.
Why, I'll never know!
She cannily enough, therefore, has £163 left to spend.
The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.
Our two are now actually in Scotland
and heading for the big auction in Edinburgh,
starting out in the rain
..where Phil's about to put shopping aside and take a trip back in time.
Behind this unassuming shop front is a unique piece of industrial heritage.
-I'm Philip. How are you?
-I'm Jen. Nice to meet you.
This is a fantastic building. This is Robert Smail's print works?
-Yes, here in Innerleithin.
-Never had much of a clear-out, did they?
That's the lovely thing about the Smails. They never modernised, and never threw anything away.
When, after 120 years, the family finally gave up the unequal struggle against new technology,
the National Trust stepped in to create a working museum of printing.
-This is the type room, is it?
-The case room.
It's called that because it's where you store your cases of type.
We've got 400 cases of type.
-A case is a literal wooden case that contains letters of the alphabet.
For each alphabet, you'd have two cases. The upper case, which sits on the upper part of the rack,
that's for capital letters.
-Your lower case...
-It's as simple as that.
It was really important that you put them back in the right case.
The type, when it's cast, is cast in mirror image
and apprentices were told to mind their p's and q's
because a p would look like a q, and a q would look like a p.
-So you'd have to put it in the right place.
-I love expressions like that.
So your p's and q's come from... There's a q.
-I have to remember where I got this. There's a p.
So if it looks like a p, it must be a q.
Tell you what, that is confusing!
Downstairs in the machine room, Smails continue to print
on ancient letter-press machines like the Arab clamshell platen,
the Wharfedale Reliance and the original Heidelberg.
It's like being on the wheel, isn't it?
Yes, without the strawberries.
Miller and Richard in nearby Edinburgh were a major type foundry
supplying type to the world.
The archives of Smails reflects the importance of printing.
They're a fascinating social history of the first industrial age.
This one is quite interesting.
It's a poster, again 1912, the coming of women's suffrage
-to the town.
This has been done in two sections and it would be pasted up together.
It's a precursor to the modern billboard.
They once printed a newspaper on these premises
and acted as a shipping agency, booking passages to the New World.
Responsible work and the letter-press type setter
was at the centre of it all.
No wonder it took a seven-year apprenticeship. I wonder what Phil can learn in an hour?
It's left to right. So you're setting it exactly the same way as you'd write it,
but as the letters are a mirror image, you have to set them upside-down.
I'm going to do my name, right?
Wherever the little label is, it's the space below.
That's the first mistake, then.
I was just about to be "Hilip" Serrell, was I?
-So that goes there.
Each letter has a little nick or groove on them.
That helps you get them up the right way. So if you see...
-You're a natural! Well done!
But the only way to find out if it's right is to take a proof of it.
Apply the ink, grab some paper,
get a hold of the mighty Eagle press
Is that you, sir?
Good Lord above! It is, as well!
-I'm going to keep that!
Well done, Phil. And to cap it all, you successfully spelt your own name!
Meanwhile, Anita has, with equal aplomb,
made her way from Innerleithen to Melrose.
Several well-known rugby players hail from Melrose.
It also has a fine ruined abbey.
Oh, yeah, and it welcomes careful drivers.
This looks like a very nice little shop.
The sort of place where Anita might just spot something shiny.
Oh, like that, for example.
This is a lovely item here.
This is a little perfect Christening gift.
This would have been a gift for a very well-off little baby.
And, what with the price of silver, it may be too dear for Anita today.
But, as well as that puppy, it seems there's an elephant in this room.
Can I lift this up and have a good wee look at it?
I like those. It would be nice to get them at a reasonable price.
-Are they the type of thing that the posh Edinburgh folk will buy?
Are they as sophisticated as the Glasgow crowd?
-Good answer, Sue!
-What I'm doing here is
I'm trying to avoid coming straight out and saying, "What sort of price?"
It could be a way out of my price, and it might not.
£90 the pair.
Hmm. Not exactly jumbo. But worth thinking about.
Is there anything in here that you think is a good buy, or is it all too expensive for me?
What I like is that lovely Art Deco ring there.
It's gorgeous, but I know that will be out of my price range.
-It's not diamonds, Anita.
-It's not diamonds?
It looks the part, doesn't it?
But it's got to be £75.
I'm selling it on behalf of a client.
The design is lovely, isn't it?
Its sparkle, as well!
-When she showed me, I was, "Ooh!"
-"£75? Yes, I'll take it right away!"
-So it's got to be 75?
-It has to be.
But, if they're actually not diamonds, is it worth it?
Now, I think I've got to have a go at these elephant tables.
I think these elephant tables might just be me!
I'd also like to have a go at the ring.
-Is there no negotiation on the ring at all?
-On the tables, I was thinking round about 50. Is that...
-No, they'd have to be more than 50.
-Have to be more than 50?
Can we come anywhere near that?
Is 60 out of it altogether?
-All right, 60.
-Will we go to 60, uh-huh?
That's great. That's lovely. Thank you very much.
I'm so pleased, because I just fell in love with them.
So, Anita's splashed £135 on the elephant tables
and the ring with the paste diamonds.
Leaving her just enough cash for one more buy,
motoring further north from Melrose to Danderhall.
Well, they started out in a dairy
and now they've arrived at a couple of industrial units,
ready to get their hands dirty and have a rummage.
That Black Beauty, he was a dark horse!
The fingers are looking for silver and gold. Zzzz!
These are called Codd bottles and they're great fun.
In the 19th century, you used to have a little wooden tool
that you put on top and you bashed it and then it knocked that marble
down to the bottom so you could drink out of it.
Then kids used to smash these bottles and play marbles with the marble inside.
They can be massively collectable,
depending upon what it says on the front.
This has got Manchester on it,
which won't be a great deal of help in Edinburgh, I don't think!
Now, they might appeal.
Murano glass. Probably 1960s.
They have bags of style.
Murano glass, famous for its colour,
is from the Venetian island of the same name.
The glassmakers were allegedly encouraged to move there from nearby Venice
because of the fire hazards involved with their trade.
One is marked up at £15, and the other is marked up at 25.
So that's 40 quid for both of them.
Now, I don't want to pay £40 for both of them.
I haven't got £40 to spend.
Actually, Anita, you've only got £28, so you can't afford the asking price for that, either.
It's a little oak table.
Art Deco in style.
There's not a lot to it,
but the simplicity is what people like today.
It's solid oak. It's not veneered. It's a nice little thing.
While Anita ponders spending her last few pounds,
cash-rich Phil is busy once more with architectural salvage.
That's going to be a mother to move, that is!
But what on earth is it?
What do you reckon it was? Was it like the keystone off a bridge?
-Sort of set into the middle of the bridge.
Hang on, there's more junk - I mean, salvage.
This is clearly a radiator with a bit here, I don't know if that's to put the stuff in.
Or light a fire on.
I would think it's probably around 1900. It's cast iron.
May have had pipes coming out of here originally.
I really, really don't know.
So what do you think is more Serrell?
A radiator that might be for warming your feet, or part of a bridge?
Now, that's a real poser!
But while Phil wrestles with metal, Anita's moved on to the bargaining stage.
It's lovely. It's a wee gem.
You're looking in the region of £18?
-That would be too little for me.
-Does it come anywhere near that?
-It would have to be around 25.
-Couldn't be any less than 25.
What about on the glass?
If I wanted to go on the glass?
I could do the two for 30.
Could you come to 25 on the two glasses?
27 is the best on them.
-I've got 28 that I can spend.
But I want to keep a couple of quid so that I don't...
..spend everything. So at least I can carry two pounds on
to the next thing! Know what I mean? I know it sounds daft.
Take the glass, then, for 27.
That is so Sixties, isn't it?
-And that shape's a wee bit more unusual.
-OK, we'll take a chance and go on it. Thank you very much.
So, two pieces of glass for £27.
Just one pound left, then.
He's definitely plumped for the bridge bit,
but the dealer seems a bit shy!
Can I give you 30 quid for it?
Get it out your way?
There's another way of looking it. It can sit there forever.
But this is a shop, not a museum!
I'll give you 35 quid for that.
Are you going to lift it?
Well, I'll get it lifted.
-I'll give you 35 quid.
-Have it for 30 quid if you lift it today.
OK, you're on.
Away off these premises today.
-40 quid if you dinnae.
30 quid, done deal. Got a tenner?
Give us the 40 quid and I'll give you the tenner back when you lift it.
-It'll be moved today, I promise.
-Then you'll get the tenner back.
-30 quid if it's moved today.
-A tenner back if you move it today.
Thank you very much.
Well done, Phil... I think!
Plus a £10 discount if he can only shift it quick.
My new mate here. International man of mystery. No-one knows who he is.
Ah. Phil's got some wheels already and his £10 change, too.
I don't think I should have bought this.
How far's he going to get with that, though? Not in the Sunbeam!
Ah. Well done, Phil.
If I'd have known that, I'd have bought the whole bridge!
OK. Time to own up. What's under them covers?
-OK, are you ready?
I'm going to peel these wonderful things off
and let you see them.
What the hell is that?
-Isn't that wonderful?
Go on, Phil, say something nice for a change!
I quite like the top, but I'm not quite sure about Dumbo on the bottom! How much were they?
Are you still taking those tablets?
-Now, let me guess.
-Is that your Scottish glass?
-No, it's not Scottish.
-It's Italian glass.
-Somewhere in Europe.
I was almost close! And how much were they?
I paid £27 for those.
And a bit of girlie stuff down here.
Yes, I wanted to buy a piece of jewellery.
-How did you buy that on the budget?
-Well, I bought it for 75 quid.
-I hope so. The ring has been changed at one point.
-May I look?
-You certainly can.
-Not that it'll make...
-As long as you don't ask me to marry you!
And my last item is a Philip Serrell affair here.
This should be interesting!
-It's a coffin carrier, isn't it?
-It's a coffin carrier.
I think he likes it.
So how much have you paid overall? How much have you spent?
I've spent £199 in total.
I think your ring's a winner.
Is it, Phil? I don't think they're diamonds.
I'd sort of possibly worry about those two.
And I think that is actually quite fun.
I paid £25. I don't think that's bad.
But where's Stannington?
I think it's some place in Greece!
-That won't help you too much! Is it my moment now?
I'll just whip this off here.
-Ready for this last one?
What is that?
What is that? What is it?
I was hoping you wouldn't ask that.
It's a ridge tile.
It suddenly dawned on me after I'd bought it...
..one of them actually isn't a lot of use to anybody, is it?
-How much did you pay for that?
This is my favourite bit.
Right. That scabby old book?
Wash your mouth out, woman!
This is Hardy's annual.
Look at all this, right.
Listen, hold on a minute!
1926. Isn't this just fabulous?
This was a little beauty.
-A little Royal Worcester vase.
-Mr Worcester, Mr Worcester!
A little Royal Worcester vase by James Stinton.
-The painting in that is exquisite, isn't it?
-Yeah, he was a good man.
I think, at auction, I'm hoping it'll do between...
It should do a minimum, I would think, of 120, 180.
On a good day, it's 200 to £300.
Worcester is one of your passions.
It's also one of your passions to buy these stupid, useless things,
-but as a piece of sculpture and for £10...
-Can I stop you for a minute?
"Stupid useless things"?
Come with me a second.
Save the best till last, eh?
OK, you can turn round, now.
What on earth is that?
I'm not actually sure, if the truth be known.
But I can tell you it was made in 1848!
There's only one problem I have with it, having bought it,
-what do you do with it?
-I don't know! How much did you pay for it?
£30?! You'd get more for that in scrap!
And I'll tell you something else, there's a scrap yard just down there.
I'm off there now. This is heavy!
Now, your true thoughts?
Anita's done really well. Her real ace is that ring.
If those are diamonds, it's surely worth £300.
This group of things that Philip has bought is so Philip Serrell!
A wonderful delicate piece of Worcester
and that big cast iron bridge thingy!
The elephants, I can't quite see those at all.
60 quid seems like a pile of money.
It's the day of the auction, and they haven't got far to go.
Which way's north?
It's that way or that way.
Where's the sun?
This is not... The sun?!
We're in Scotland! What sun?
-There's no sun at all, you silly woman!
-There's the sun.
What sun? It's closing down with rain.
-It's grey. There's no sun anywhere!
After starting out in Ford,
the first part of our trip will end up in Edinburgh.
Ah! As capital city and heart of the Scottish Enlightenment,
dominated by the castle,
Edinburgh has many famous and infamous buildings.
Like the expensive parliament.
Anyone seen any salmon rising?
I'm quite excited.
I love the thrill of anticipation of a new auction.
-It looks like a shop as well.
This is Shapes auctioneers,
where they recently sold a pair of Sir Walter Scott's slippers for £3,000.
So, while the Edinburgers take a peek at the treasures,
let's hear what auctioneer Gavin Lindsay thinks of what Anita and Phil have bought.
I think they've got a bit of a mixed bag!
The Worcester vase by James Stinton should do quite well.
We've had the ring under the diamond tester
and unfortunately, it doesn't look like they're diamonds,
so it's a nice thing for the ladies, or to buy someone a quick present.
You could claim it's a diamond and see if you get a smile out of it!
Anita began with £200. She's spent a total of £199 on five auction lots.
-I need some change.
-For a cup of tea?
Phil also started out with £200. He spent £130 on five auction lots.
A hump-backed ridge tile? Why on earth would you want a hump-backed ridge tile?
Oh, dear! I think they call this breaking news!
It really doesn't help when one of your own crew go and drop it!
So now it's up to Gavin to estimate what it would have sold for.
We had a 30 to 40 estimate, and the insurance will cover that.
So I would say about £35 for something that's been damaged.
It could be a good day for them!
I've made 20 quid by breaking something. How cool is that?
-Where's the sledgehammer?
-I'm going to rip into everything now!
Quick, let's get started before anything else gets bust!
Lindsay Brown is in the rostrum.
-Ooh, I'm getting the wobbles.
-I didn't know you were the nervous type.
I'm like a coiled spring.
First up, the Worcester vase.
Phil has high hopes for this one.
I'll take 70. Any interest at 70?
You do surprise me. No hands in the air.
50? I'll take 50.
75. It's our bid.
On my right at 75.
I'll be surprised if that's all it sells for. It's ridiculously cheap.
£80 and he's out.
It's £80 on the net, then.
-Still for nothing.
-Any last offers?
-That's for nothing!
We will sell at £80, if we're all out.
Selling at £80. £80.
That was way short of the £200 he wanted.
But with that and the broken tile,
the wily old fox is off to a solid start.
I don't mind. It's just a game. Doesn't matter who wins. Very much!
What can his chickens do?
Anyone interested at 20 for the two items?
Thank you, madam, I see you.
-I'm just losing money.
-Looking for 25.
Selling, then, to the maiden bid at £20
to the lady seated. Last chance.
-All out at £20.
-That just cost me three quid.
Yes, a loss after commission.
But you're still in the lead here.
You haven't sold anything yet!
OK. Anita's first lot.
The Murano glass.
£10, then? Ten. Thank you, sir.
£10. Is there 15 going on? 15, I see you.
20? Got to be worth it. You're getting two.
Go for it. £20. Do you want to bid?
I have 20 online, so you're too late! There you go.
20 online, and the lady is out also.
Selling online at £20.
25. I see you. Thank you. 25 we have.
Seated in the middle at 25. Someone with some taste!
There we go. 25. 25.
It's good value for money.
But I've still made a loss.
Now, Phil, behave yourself!
They're all related to her. They only live up the road, all of them!
Right. They're definitely not diamonds.
But will it sparkle anyway?
-Where shall we say, ladies? £20 to start?
-£20? For heaven's sake!
Any interest at ten? Ten, I see you. I have 15 here. 20.
25 with me.
£30. £30 seated in the room.
35. 40. 45.
50. 55. It's very twinkly. You won't regret it.
Last call at 55. 55 and selling, then. At 55.
-You'd have taken that, ten minutes ago, wouldn't you?
-It could have been worse.
Another loss. What's next, Anita?
So, we've got a coffin carrier!
I love that.
-A fun thing. I hope it doesn't bury you!
Yeah, he just wished he'd spotted it! OK.
Shift change. Gavin's now at the helm.
30 we have, straight in. £30.
Anyone else? 30. 35.
40. 45. 50.
-It's going to make 80 quid, this.
70 still, standing.
£70. Anybody else? £70, this unusual lot. £70.
Maybe it was the type of item that Edinburgh would love.
It wasn't a dead loss, was it?
No, it carried off a few pounds instead!
Philip, we're approaching the moment of truth.
OK, Edinburgh. Are you ready for this?
Hope you've got a strong boot and good muscles to move this one out!
Who'll start me off at 20?
I'll sell this for 20. 20 we have. £20
against you all. 20, still seated.
Last chance. 25. New bidder.
£35. I will sell then.
£35. Any last chance?
-I hope you brought your truss with you!
-Have you lifted it?
-All the best!
So, someone actually wants the middle of a bridge!
-It's your lot now, darling.
Concentrate. It's in wonderful condition, isn't it?
What will Phil's dog-eared book make?
A copy of Hardy's Anglers' Guide.
48th edition. Slightly used condition.
-Whose side are you on?
-We'll start it off at £20. £20 we have.
£20 in the room.
-£20 we have standing at the back.
-Can I bid on this?
£20. Still standing. I'm going to sell this at £20.
On the maiden bid. First come, first served.
That's just cost me 20 quid.
Do you know, you're so insincere!
Another one gets away!
Anita's behind, though, thanks to her diamond ring without the diamonds!
Philip, my little elephant tables are coming up now.
I'm very, very happy to see that they're in the elephant section.
What do you mean? How many lots are in the elephant section?
Watch out, heffalumps about!
Not Phil's favourites, I seem to remember.
Go on, somebody! £30. Liven up your life.
You can see someone's keen to move these! £20. Just £10 each.
That's what we've got. £20 in the room. Come on, somebody!
Bring the hammer down! Sell 'em!
-The woman is deranged!
-Against the internet.
In the room. At £45. Last chance. Fair warning.
Can I just get this right? You are Glasgow's leading fine art and antique auctioneer,
-and you've put your name to those?
-Yeah, they're lovely!
No stampede into profits, though!
The adrenalin is beginning to surge!
-Are you excited for me?
-It's a job to contain myself!
Finally, Anita's pictures. Bought cheaply, so there must be a profit here.
£10, anyone? A fiver for the two? Surely?
Come on! £5. You can see it means something to somebody.
£5 I have! £5. Anybody else?
-£10 I have.
£10 there on the right. 15, thank you. £15.
-There's just no justice at all!
-15 I have.
-15. Thank you.
£20 here. £20. £20.
Ready? It's yours at £20.
They were robbed!
Oh, dear. Another measly profit after commission.
That means Phil carries a disappointing day.
He, at least, has more than he started out with.
After paying auction costs,
Anita's got just £177.30 to spend tomorrow.
Phil, on the other hand, made a tiny profit,
leaving £225.80 in his pocket.
That didn't quite go according to plan, did it?
We'll let the winner drive the limo.
I'm only in this programme to be Anita Manning's chauffeur!
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip, Phil has high hopes!
It's like waking up on Christmas morning!
And Anita, great expectations!
All I need now is a man!
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
It is the start of another road trip and Anita Manning and Philip Serrell are travelling through the north of England in their classic car, with the aim of turning a profit on their items at auction in Edinburgh.