On the fourth day of their road trip Anita Manning and Philip Serrell head for the bright lights of Blackpool and can't resist a visit to the Pleasure Beach.
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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.
Have I got 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.
Will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
I'm only in this programme to be Anita Manning's chauffeur.
This is the Antiques Road Trip, yeah!
This week we're in a super Sunbeam Alpine, 1965 vintage,
with Anita Manning and Philip Serrell.
-You ever trod in a cowpat?
-Oh, no, no, no.
-"Oh, no, no, no."
Together they've beaten a path across the back roads of the north,
sometimes quite literally.
Where does a road like this go to? Is this typical of your countryside?
Where I come from, this is the M25.
Philip, just go easy.
You might turn a corner and bump into a sheep.
-I've never bumped into a sheep, it will be absolutely fine.
Auctioneer Phil from Worcester finds strange beauty in the bizarre.
That is daft, isn't it? Proper daft, that is.
While Anita from Glasgow, also an auctioneer,
shows worrying signs of sharing his fascination.
Could it be a moment of madness?
Anita started with £200 and has £395.10 to spend today.
Lift it up, darling!
Philip also began with £200
and has a narrow lead with £439.36 at his disposal.
-I need to be on my mettle now.
-I'm snapping at your heels, darling.
This fees a bit like a romantic assignation.
Get out the car, quick sharp.
Look at that, that's a fantastic view, isn't it?
Where are we, Philip?
I suppose Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Cumbrian Fells.
See that glowering bit up there, I think that's Scotland-wards.
This week's Road Trip starts out at Ford in Northumberland
and ventures into Scotland before wending its way southwards once more
and concluding at Harrogate in Yorkshire.
Leg four starts out in Cumbria, at Kirkby Lonsdale,
and makes for an auction by the sea near Blackpool at Cleveleys.
The writer and critic John Ruskin described this view of the River Lune
as one of the loveliest in England
and the rest of Kirkby Lonsdale isn't too shabby either.
Kirkby can boast of a Devil's Bridge and a Salt Pie Lane as well.
Those contained mutton apparently.
This is so exciting! I love it, I love it.
This is my first shop. I wonder what treasures await me.
I hope there's nothing too good.
This shop sells country furniture, traditional antiques
and some especially fine glass.
The star piece is actually this particular one,
which dates from 1725.
Can I see that?
Oh, yeah, its beautiful. That's wonderful.
Leonard is justifiably proud of his glass
but that's well out of Anita's range.
This particular one will take you back £895.
Oh, dear. I thought so.
I'm sure you can stretch to that!
Not in the Antiques Road Trip.
Well, we're over halfway through the trip now, Anita. It has been known.
But while Anita keeps searching, what's become of Philip?
He's making his way south from Kirkby
around the edge of the Yorkshire Dales to Ingleton.
That's one of Yorkshire's famous Three Peaks.
It's called Ingleborough
and tends to dominate the skyline round here,
a bit like Philip's been dominating the leaderboard this week.
But with Anita now snapping at his heels, the pressure is most certainly on.
-Hello. How are you?
-Fine, thank you.
This is all your stock...?
-No, there's 25 different dealers in here.
-Blimey! Which is yours?
-I can't tell you that.
I don't want to influence you.
Don't worry, Gaynor.
The only thing likely to influence our Philip is the price
and this looks like the sort of place where he'll find
something to his unique taste.
-This is a fantastic suitcase, isn't it?
-That will be over 50 quid?
-Quite a bit over 50 quid, yes.
-It's about 500.
-That is over 50 quid, isn't it?
I reckon that'd fit in the back of that little sports car you just rolled up in.
Those two could be worth watching.
What about Anita back in Kirkby Lonsdale. Getting any warmer?
-It's a great fun piece, probably from the '40s, '50s?
It's an electric fire, am I right?
Yes, but because you can get your hand in there,
nowadays you've got to say it's a work of art.
The other things that tickled my fancy
is little Lady and the Tramp here.
These are little Wade Whimsies and I remember as a wee girl,
having a wee collection of Wade Whimsies.
Whimsies were sold as pocket-money toys
and even given away free with teabags or in Christmas crackers.
During the '60s,
the Wade Company cannily got into making Disney characters.
They're highly collectible today but rarely fetch a lot of money.
Ticket price, £35.
What sort of price could I be getting these for?
For the two, I'd do them for 25.
If I was putting them into auction,
my estimate would be in the region of £15 for the two.
Could you bring it down to near enough the 15 on it?
I'd split the difference, they'd have to be 20.
Oh, it's so tempting, Leonard. It's so tempting.
-These little creatures are smiling at me.
Could you split it again and come to 18? Could you do 18 on it?
19 - and that is the bottom line.
Ah well, I think they're getting there at last. What about Phil and Gaynor?
It's got a bit of damage on the front.
There's a bit of damage on the front. There's a chunk missing.
-Turn it around the other way, you'll never see it.
I think it is a log box, don't you?
-That's a bargain!
-Don't you think?
-No, I don't! Good Lord.
-Put that by.
-Are those an optician's board?
-Yes, it is.
-How much is it?
Oh, I'm not having that! Let's have a look at it, mate.
-That's a bargain.
-Is that right?
-Is that what you say to all the boys?
Hold on, let's just see if it works.
W, that's all I can see there!
£8.50 is clearly far too much money. But we might be able to have a bit of a chat about that in a bit.
Now, what about those two pups?
This is an advertising thing for Black & White Scotch whiskey.
It's lovely. You've got the two little terriers here.
Anita's always banging on at me that I love my dogs. So that's quite a bit of fun.
Those terriers were first dreamt up by the whiskey's creator,
James Buchanan, during the 1890s.
However, the original brand name was the House of Commons.
They repro these.
And this to me does look like it's in - if you look there.
In fact, I'd have a pound that this might be a repro.
-Is that a new one or an old one?
-I was told it was an old one.
-Who's your dealer?
-I'll phone him up. Colin.
-You have a word with Colin.
Would you believe it? Both experts are now haggling over the price of dog figurines?
I still like these Wee Whimsies. I still like them!
And I think, would you do them for 18? Would you do them for 18?
-I'll do them for 18.
-Oh, you're a darling! You're a darling.
Because you'll have a bit of fun with Philip. Lady and the Tramp!
I know! Right, that's absolutely fabulous.
At last we have a deal. And that canny Anita got them round to her way of thinking in the end.
I think the time has come when you and I need to have a very serious talk.
-OK. Let's do it.
-Look, I'm going to an auction room. Cleveley, they're at.
You're going to sell this at auction in Cleveleys?
It's not a risk that I would take.
So, that's a no on the log box.
Look at that. We've got black and white and black and white!
-That's meant to be.
-That is what you call a sales pitch!
So, what we have got here is an eye testing kit that's got no age to it,
and we've a whiskey advertising sign, we're not sure how old it is.
What would you do the two for, please?
-Well, when we spoke to Colin the dealer...
-I can see I'm going to need to pull up a chair here.
-He wanted 25 for this.
-I know exactly what he wanted.
-So I would say to you...
-Go on, this is going to be good, isn't it?
-30 for the two.
-I was thinking of 20 the two.
He'll never do that. It's possible...
-That I could let you have the two for 25.
Go on then, you're a star. Thank you ever so much. There you are.
For those of you at home struggling with your eyesight,
here's a quick afternoon test.
Well I'm not sure the auction house is going to be blinded by the quality of the haul so far.
But, er, hang on, things might be looking up.
I'm just leaving the shop and it always happens, you see something else that you like.
We have got three Famille Rose late 19th-century plates.
Oriental stuff is coming back. These aren't rare.
These were made for the export market.
I've always liked them. The colours are beautiful.
Look at these lovely greens and pinks.
So really, in itself, it's a little work of art.
£25 is the ticket price, but what can Leonard do?
It's sort of 1880s. It's just lovely with the bird and things.
I mean, that could be 18.
-Could you do that for 15?
-Yeah, I'll take 15 for that.
OK, that's another deal. Wonderful! Wonderful!
So, Anita has got those doggies out of the window for £18 and the plate for £15.
Well, thankfully, we seem to be getting somewhere.
Now, Phil is supposed to be picking up Anita. But hold on, something's come up.
Have you got anything I could buy off you?
No little knick-knacks in your van? Nothing? OK, thanks, matey.
Appleby Horse Fair is close by. That's a big lure for travellers.
Typical Phil to spot the chance of a deal.
-So this is a Peterborough whip?
-What's a Peterborough whip?
-It's a driving whip.
-But it's got no...
-Is this just for trapping him?
-To drive him on, yeah.
-So you sit here and just give him a gentle tap?
We sit on these things there.
Sit on there, you put one foot there, one foot there, look.
Oh hold on, here we go, this is going to go horribly wrong, this is.
-So I sit on there like that?
-Just tap the horse.
-One foot there, one foot there, that's why you have a short whip.
-You just tap him?
-You just him on, yeah.
-And how much would one of these be?
It's an old one, that one.
It could be owt from £20 to £100 in a sale.
He said that without even smiling or flinching!
-What else have you got.
-What else have we got?
Collar, let's have a look at the collar.
-Do you use that?
-That's what you put on him to pull his bow tops with.
We'll do you the whip and the collar for 30 quid. That's fairer.
-OK. Can I have a picture thrown in?
-Are you chucking a picture in, Danny?
-Chuck a picture in, not a problem.
-OK, done deal. Thanks, chaps. Let me shake you by the hand.
-I really enjoyed that.
-No problems, thank you very much.
-Thanks a lot.
-Thank you, Sam.
Have I got to ride anything before I get out of here?
Time for Anita and Phil to head west from Kirby Lonsdale to Carnforth.
Recognise it? It's the railway town where they filmed much of Brief Encounter.
Sadly, though, the place where our romantic couple must part.
There's your shop there. I'll drop you off here, in Oxford Street.
That's fantastic. And I'll see you in Regent Street later on!
Now, sweet sorrow or sweet bargains for Philip?
I favour the latter.
-Hi, I'm Philip. How are you?
-Fine, thank you very much.
Good to see you. This is a proper shop, isn't it?
It certainly is. Proper full, too.
Michael's not one for the hard sell though.
-You have got some brilliant things.
-It's bric-a-brac, Phillip.
-I'm terrified of breaking something.
-Don't worry about it. It's one less thing to worry about.
Keeps them keen, I suppose.
Ah, now this is where he keeps the stuff he is really proud of.
I've got a hankering for a painting.
Well, you've come to the right place here, I would say.
I'd like to spend somewhere between £50 and £80 on a painting.
-I like that.
Quite a late one, not a good one.
-It's not a good one?
-So much would that be?
That one would be 120.
What does he turn up on Art Price at, do you know?
Thousands. You surely know Owen Bowen?
Owen Bowen was born in Leeds in 1873 and is best known
for his impressionistic landscapes of Yorkshire.
They can fetch decent prices, too.
His early things are sort of £5,000-£10,000.
Is there any way you can give me that for a hundred quid?
-No, I understand that.
-Look at that little card up there.
-A nice little picture. Very nice.
It comes free with any Owen Bowen. It's by Donald Woods.
OK, I'll have those two.
-Now I will have this, cos I like it.
-So if I buy the two off you for £120.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-Thank you very much indeed.
While Philip's been acquiring a view of Yorkshire,
Anita's motored to the heart of Red Rose country
where they used to have wars about such things in the 15th century.
Driving south from Carnforth to Lancaster.
This historic county town of Lancashire
is infamous as the site of the Pendle witch trials in 1612.
The huge numbers who received the death sentence,
earning Lancaster the dubious nickname of the hanging town.
But hey, that was 400 years ago, chaps!
This has once belonged to one, Thomas Covell,
the Justice of the Peace during those trials.
And it's reckoned to be the oldest in Lancaster.
-Hello, I'm Anita.
-I'm Anthea. Welcome to the Judges Lodges Museum.
I'm really looking forward to this.
Later on, the old hall became lodgings for visiting judges
and nowadays it's a museum housing fine Lancashire Gilles furniture.
But Anita's here to visit the house's other great collection,
the Museum of Childhood.
Anthea, I've never seen such a big collection of dolls.
Where have they all come from?
The majority of the dolls we have came from a collection built up by a man called Barry Elder.
Elder was a doll repair man, or surgeon, who began his collection in London during the '50s
and later moved to Lancashire.
When I was a wee girl in Glasgow,
I remember my doll having to go to the dolls' hospital to have its arm fixed.
I think there were two or three dolls' hospitals in the city at that time.
Only a fraction of the collection's 2,500 dolls are on display here,
some dating from the 1700s.
Many of them once crowded into Barry's home
and this painting shows his family, with some of his many dolls.
Actually you can't tell the difference
-between the real people and the dolls.
I wonder if Barry could tell the difference between them?
I think he wanted people to walk in and feel that the dolls
could come to life at any minute.
That's a scary thought. That is a scary thought.
Well sometimes dolls are a bit scary.
Isn't that him out of the Omen?
Are you scared of them?
I do walk quickly through while I'm locking up the building.
-I try to keep the lights on if we're here late.
-And you don't glance...
-No, I don't look back.
You better be careful how you describe your visit to Philip, Anita.
Whatever you do, because he might have problems sleeping.
Next morning, our two glimpse the downside of open top travel.
This car's soaking, did you leave that hood down?
No, but I'm all right.
-My side's fine, now.
-You should have made sure that the hood was all right, Philip.
-It's going to be one of those days.
Yesterday, Anita plumped for a pair of Whimsies
and a Canton Famille plate.
Spending just £33 and leaving £362.10 for today.
These little creatures are smiling at me.
While Phil spent £175 on paintings, horse tackle, figurines
and an eye chart, leaving him with £264.36 in his back pocket.
Speaking of which...
My behind is soaking wet. It's not very pleasant.
I think it's coming from without and not within.
They are heading for an auction in Cleveleys, but today's shopping
starts on the outskirts of Lancaster.
-Phil, what about that, is that not your type of thing?
-That's a lot of old bull that, isn't it?
Look at the size of this place, over 40,000 square feet
and at least 80 dealers all presided over by a father and son.
Just where do you start?
The scale of the shop is just astonishing. It huge.
Sometimes it's more difficult when you've got more stuff.
I don't know what to buy.
Phil, though, seems to have hit the ground running
with something quite familiar.
This is a Canton vase, Chinese.
It's made around about 1880, 1890 and it's made for our market.
It originally would have been one of a pair. This is a nice vase.
It's just a pity it's got a chip there and it's a very recent chip, I would think.
-Alan, how are you?
-I'm all right, Phil.
-Have you seen that dink just there?
-I hadn't, to tell you the truth.
Pity that, isn't it?
-Because that's only just coming very recently.
They're a nice piece, nice decorating piece.
-They add colour to a house, don't they?
-You've got £90 on it.
Yeah, it could be better than that,
especially when you've shown that there is a slight flaw in it.
How about on that one, 60?
Can I get it under the £50 mark, can we do that?
You're pushing me on that, Phil. Can we not call it 50?
-OK, I'll have that off you for £50.
I think you're being fair with me.
-Would you like it wrapped, Phil?
Gift wrapped? No, no.
Ah, this is what we like to see, the methodical approach.
There is a game of Glidoball
and I don't really know what Glidoball is
but it looks interesting and I quite like that.
It's an old football rattle.
Let me see that.
Steady on, I can see why those fell out of fashion.
I don't know this game but...
what we've got is hooks...
I think Glidoball may have been a doomed attempt to supplant croquet from the '20s.
-You have to get the balls onto this circular thing here.
-Ten shillings. Do you think I'd get it for 50p?
-Probably not, no.
Cheeky, Anita! the actual price is £45.50.
I wondered what sort of price I could get that for?
Yeah, I'm sure I could speak to him and see what the best price is.
-Ask him if you'll take 20 quid for it.
Yeah, but in a place of this size, that could take some time.
Oh, he's gone to see his dad.
She saw the ten shillings and wanted to buy it at that.
If she has a ten shilling note, she can have it, honour.
If she has one, if not she'd have to pay £30.
How are we doing, Jimmy?
-OK, they're hard work, some of these dealers.
-Are they hard work?
They are. I've spoken to him and he said that his best would be £30.
Now, if that's not good enough,
then I'm willing to get my hand smacked for another five.
-25 would be the best.
-Smack your hand there. It's a deal. Thank you so much.
Bravo! Or whatever they say in Glidoball language.
Now, she's grabbed Alan about something else.
I rather like this chair.
-I'm not surprised, it's come out of Scotland.
-Has it, really??
-This is our only Scottish dealer, this one.
-Isn't that interesting?
I like this one, it does have an Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau look about it.
-It has been reupholstered.
-And it's not...
I think it was done by an electrician.
I like the fact that it's an elbow chair.
-I think that gives it an extra dimension?
-I think it's nice.
-You like it?
-Mm, I do.
Priced up at 35 which is not dear. I know that's not dear.
I would like to be buying it somewhere in the region,
below about 20.
-I think you're asking a lot there. I think, 25, we could do.
And I think even at 25 there's profit in it.
Is it possible to go to 20 on it? At 20 I could make a little on it.
-Go on, we'll do that.
-Oh, you're a darling, thank you so much.
With Anita sitting pretty, where's Phil got to?
-Have you got any spectacles?
-Jimmy, have we got some old...?
You mean, you don't know! every cabinet that's here.
-We've only 500,000 items.
-I know, I know.
-Are there any in that one?
-I bought an eyesight chart
and it'd be quite fun to put some spectacles with it.
Point me in the right direction.
-We going to have a look.
Do you know which direction were heading into?
This is like looking for a pair of spectacles in an antique warehouse.
It is, yeah.
# I can see for miles and miles
# I can see for miles and miles... #
Are these me, Alan?
These are the old Eric Morecambe ones, aren't they?
What about the John Lennon look?
What's that's snooker player, Dennis Taylor?
I'm not really sure they're me, actually.
-Right, I'm going to have a look around, Alan. You keep on the case.
The search goes on.
I think Phil craves something a little more sophisticated.
How does that look?
Now, those are very much more you, sir.
How much are they?
They are all of £10 on the ticket, including the case.
What's the best you can do those for?
Well, if you're not going to haggle with me, I'll do them at five.
-No, I'm going to have those off you.
-There you are.
-That's very kind.
-There you go.
-And a bit of change would be lovely.
-And a bit of change as well. You're a hard man.
Thanks very much indeed.
So a fiver for the specs and £50 for the Canton vase.
With more items bagged, it's time to hit the road again.
And, motor South from Lancaster to Lytham St Anne's,
where it's damp.
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with R.
That does not begin with R.
This is Lytham, where they like a round of golf.
Also notable because the great Les Dawson once lived around here.
There you are, all the best.
Oh, thank you very much. I think the weather is brightening up a wee bit.
Hopefully we might have a donkey ride.
-Hello. Hi, I'm Anita.
-Lovely to see you.
John's shop has quite a few quality antiques
but I think Anita has her eye on something of more recent vintage.
It's a good 20th century design.
I like the fact that it's quite useful.
I would use it as a bedside cabinet.
I don't know the designer, I think the dealer might know.
I'll be interesting to know. I do like that.
It's called a Boby trolley.
What kind of trolley?
Actually, I think it might be a Componibili storage unit
designed by Anna Ferrieri in 1969.
You just don't know the market in the same room that you're going to.
I would've said it's probably more of a city thing.
Very nice, but a bit of a risk.
Something more classical for Cleveleys perhaps?
It's a little pepperette and you'd use it for powder
after you had written a letter with your fountain pen, or whatever.
You would have powder in that so that it would absorb the ink.
It is hallmarked silver.
Made in Birmingham.
Probably in the late 19th century.
But it's not just as crisp as I would like to have it.
The ticket price is £80, though.
Should that be taken with a pinch of salt(?)
What's the best on that?
I could do 40 on that.
Mm, half price then.
Could you take another tenner off of that?
There's a little profit in that for me and I think there'd be quite a decent one for you.
-I'm going for the silver.
-A quality piece.
Thank you very much. That's sweet.
It wee and charming.
A bit like me...sometimes.
£35, not to be sneezed at.
Now Phil, as we know, loves a bit of glitz and glamour.
Which explains why he's sun beamed up from Lytham to Blackpool.
This town's been one of Britain's greatest resorts
since the railways first arrived in the mid-19th century
but what really put Blackpool on the map was power, electrical power.
In 1879, they became the first municipality to install
electric street lighting.
Ah, that's better!
And, a short while after, came the famous Illuminations.
Blackpool hasn't really switched off since.
2012 is a celebration of 100 years
and Philip's come to the HQ to meet the man in charge.
-Hello, Richard, good to see you.
Do you know, I can remember coming to Blackpool.
I must have been about eight or nine.
I'm sure it was a Walt Disney,
either Snow White or Cinderella I saw.
We've done both.
This year's display will be over six miles long
and use over a million lamps.
This one is an old tableau that we're doing up.
In the style of those American houses, it will sing a song.
This one does Thriller, Ghost In My House,
Monster Mash and plays it through speakers.
Basically all the windows dance and sing.
It will also cost around 2.1 million compared
to just £5,000 for the visit of Princess Louise in 1912.
When the Royal visit was, was it in summer, winter, autumn, spring?
-It was actually in May.
-Basically it was so successful we did it again later in the year.
Then realised what a fantastic thing, it extends the season.
Now that was a light bulb moment, one that's earned Blackpool
a fortune and funded a succession of evermore ambitious displays.
This one, look at that. It's basically a theatrical theme.
-That's 70-odd years old?
Which is the golden years of Blackpool?
-For me, some of these on the wall are some of the best ones.
Late 1960s, into the early '70s,
it was a time when there was a lot of resources put towards the Illuminations.
There's an example of one here, the dancing years.
This is a close-up of it.
I mean the actual painting of it is beautiful.
We found the designer, a gentleman called Emilios Hatjoullis
and he painted all of these.
We reunited him with them, recently and he came in this room
and it was quite emotional for him because he'd not seen these things.
So well-known are the Illuminations that even the identity
of the celebrity who switches the lights on
has become a barometer of our cultural history.
-Red Rum switched the lights on.
-Clever horse, he was.
-Very good, very well-behaved as well.
-Canon and Ball.
I remember them.
What else is Blackpool noted for?
The Pleasure Beach, of course!
It's been a bit of a rollercoaster since 1896.
Can I have a balloon?
Don't be so silly. This way.
I'm catching you up, Phil!
You'll never catch me!
They're not going on one of those, are they? Surely not.
Hold my hand, hold my hand, hold my hand!
Oh, Phil, I've just remembered I don't like heights. Agh!
# Rollercoaster of love
# Rollercoaster. #
That's the quietest she's been ever!
Can we go again?
Sorry, Phil. It's time to see what you've both bought.
Philip! This is where I want to be. It's wonderful!
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the Tower Circus!
Start here first. You've got an art nouveau chair.
Art nouveau chair.
-Very Glasgow style.
-And how much was that?
-That's all right, isn't it.
Have I done good?
You've done a proper job there, proper job.
What's that called? Glidoball?
I've never seen one before. Probably from the 1940s.
So do these things just slide up and down?
They glide, and you try to drop them into these supports here.
-Is it all there?
-It's all there.
Original string and all.
Original string and all.
So, are we ignoring the Whimsies?
I reckon that's Scamp anyway.
-I like that. Canton plate.
Canton. Late 19th century.
How much was that?
-That's cheap. That is cheap.
I was attracted to this lovely, lovely wee pepperette,
and I love that wee turned handle.
How much was it?
You can melt that for probably 40 quid, couldn't you.
-Show me yours.
-Are you ready for this?
I had a really good time actually.
Is this when you ran away with the travelling folk?
You ran away with the circus and I ran away with the travellers!
We're a wild pair, Phil!
These guys here were coming back from Appleby,
and just the loveliest family, and I bought this off them.
That's great. That would suit you, Phil.
Actually I might have to need it.
As long as you don't tell me this suits you... Mrs Whiplash.
And I gave them 30 quid for the lot.
I think that must be worth 30 quid itself, don't you?
-I haven't got a clue.
And then these.
Two Scotties, yeah!
1950s advertising. 20 quid.
That's all right, that's all right.
-Yeah. A bigger version of mine.
A bigger version. That was £50.
That's good. That's a big one.
I thought that was cheap.
Those were a tenner.
No comment on those.
This, I'm really moithered about this.
This is Owen Bowen, who's a Staithes School artist.
I bought it for £120, and the guy gave me that as well,
and I just think it's a really lovely painting.
It's wonderful. It's a glowering sky, isn't it?
I'm hoping it's going to make 200 to 300. That would be lovely.
It could quite well do that.
I think she likes it.
Are you ready?
Watch it, pal! Watch it!
Off you go. Off you go.
But what do they really think?
If they give her things away, she can only lose £113 or whatever it is
whereas I spent double that, I piled my money in to that Chinese vase
and those paintings, and how will they do?
It's in the lap of the Gods.
I really, really love that picture!
I would've paid double that amount!
I think he's going to do well on that.
After starting out in Kirkby Lonsdale, this part of our trip
will conclude at an auction just outside Blackpool, in Cleveleys.
# To be beside the seaside
# Beside the seaside Beside the sea! #
You're looking a wee bit anxious there.
"Wee bit" undersells it a bit.
Come on, we'll have a good time.
This is Smythes. It can be a bit of a squeeze.
While the seasiders take a close look at the lots,
let's hear what auctioneer Patrick Smythe thinks of what
Phil and Anita have bought.
I think the collar may present a bit of a challenge.
But having said that, it's got the bonus of Philip Serrell's
photo on it, so that might create a bit of excitement.
The painting is the interesting one.
Owen Bowen is a known Yorkshire artist. It should do all right.
Anita began with £395.10,
and she's spent just £113 on five auction lots.
-Do you think you'd get it for 50p?
Philip started out with £439.36,
and he's splashed £230, also on five lots.
Are these me, Alan?
Let's get ready to auction.
-The tension's unbearable.
First up, Phil's gamble.
The Yorkshire landscape and the little picture that sealed the deal.
-This is yours!
What can I say to start it? Not worth 100?
£50 for it? £50 bid.
Five. At 55 bid. 60 can I say?.
At £60 bid. 70 can I make it?
70. 80. £80 bid.
Now make it 90. 90.
Are you all done at 90, for the last time at 90? All done at 90.
That painting's worth more than it's just been sold for
but at the end of the day...
I'm going to cry!
An even bigger loss after commission but it could've been much worse.
My stuff coming up next,
and I might be laughing on the other side of my face now!
Cry "profit"! And let loose the dogs of Whimsy!
Can I hear £20? Not worth £20?
Well, I've ten bid.
I've ten bid. At 12? 12.
14. At 14 bid. At 14.
For the last time at 14.
That's on commission at 14.
I think you've done very, very well.
I think I've got away with that.
Anita's not started any better, despite that appealing look.
The porter's got your eye-testing chart.
It must be next. It must be next.
Well-spotted. 20/20, I'd say.
There you are. Your own eye-testing kit.
What can I say for that? Can I say ten?
Five? At five pounds?
I think I'm heading for a full house of losses here.
Six pounds. At six pounds.
We're climbing. We're climbing.
All done? Sure?
You lucky man.
I hope they're not having fun at my expense here.
It looks like no-one could see its worth, Phil.
I'm beginning to wish I'd bought a Goblin teasmade or, you know...
Now this is quality. Apart from the chip, that is.
Can I say £100 for it? Well, give me a bid for it? Can I have 30?
40. At 40? 50? 60?
At £80? It's still cheap. 90. £90 bid.
At 90. Another bidder. 100.
There you are, darling.
115. 120. 125.
165. You're out?
-At 165 then, only bid. All done?
-Could've swum the Channel with it.
I'm really happy with that.
You're up, Philip. You haven't made any losses now. That's excellent.
That sort of makes up for the paintings.
Actually it's a bit of a result to have sold that
-in the middle of the Hoovers and the vacuums!
-Well done, Philip!
Now, Cleveleys does like Canton,
and Anita bought it cheap. Fingers crossed.
May I say £50 to start it?
Not worth 50? 40.
I've 40 on the book. At 40. 42.
48. At 48 bid.
Are we all done at £50? For the last time at 50?
That's a real good profit, that is.
If only they had bought more Canton.
-Maybe we're getting into the swing of it, Philip.
-Do you think so?
Anita's chair, questionable reupholstering, but nice and dry.
50 for it? Not worth 50?
Well I've £20 bid for it.
May I say 22? 22 bid.
At 22 bid. 24 bid. At 24.
26 can I say? At 24, it is then. Have you all done at 24 now?
That's made a pound.
Or has it not lost a pound?
Anything that doesn't lose today is a little triumph.
You haven't got your mother bidding, have you? Are you sure?
Phil's wee doggies, definitely '50s they now think.
Quite unusual item, a collector's item. What can I say for it?
Well I've ten bid. Ten. Ten.
Can I hear 14? 16. £16 bid here.
At £18 only bid. £20 can I make it?
All done at 18. All finished?
-18, could've been worse.
You know, I think they look a bit disappointed.
Him too. Related?
Now, will Anita's silver pep things up?
Can I have 20 bid? At 20. Thank you, madam.
22 bid. 24. 26.
-32 at the back.
-I think you've had a result with that.
34. It's a cheap lot is this.
34. For the last time at 34.
-I think you had a result there, madam.
-I think so as well.
That is a blow, but then it's not Canton.
The lady on my left keeps laughing. I don't know what's the matter.
-She's enjoying herself.
OK, sports time. Anyone for Glidoball?
Quite an unusual lot, that, so what can I say to start?
It is original, it's in its original box, a high-tech game in its time.
Can I say 30 for it?
-Somebody's gone to a lot of trouble buying this.
I've £10 bid. £10 bid.
Now, can I hear £12 for it?
12? Thank you, sir.
14. 16. 18.
22. At 22. We've got two gentleman in the audience here.
At 22. Will I hear 24 anyway? The highlight of the sale, this.
-Well done, sir. 26.
Prayers have been answered. 26.
30? Go on!
30. At 30 it is.
For the last time at 30. All done.
Jolly good. You've made Anita's day.
-Lord help us. Honestly.
If only the game itself was that much fun.
I'm all that excited, I've made about two quid.
Phil's last attempt to woo Cleveleys.
The photo of Philip Serrell will swing this one.
I don't think so!
He's a pin-up!
What can I say for the lot? £30?
Not worth 30. £20?
Can't go much less than that.
-Oh, you can, trust me.
-The photo alone's worth that!
Well, it's a start. £10, the only bid. At £10, only bid.
16. 18. 20.
22. 24. 26.
30 it is. Once in a lifetime chance, this.
36. 38. 40.
42. 44. 46.
At 46, only bid.
I think it's your handsome face.
Last time at 46? All done?
So that means I've made a profit today, does it?
I think so, Philip.
Yes, and the leaderboard remains unchanged
on a lean day by the seaside.
Anita began with £395.10, and after auction costs, she made £11.64,
giving her £406.74 to spend tomorrow.
Philip started out with £439.36 and after auction costs,
he picked up £36.50, so now he has £475.86 to spend tomorrow.
Numbers have confused me today but I think I've gone a bit further ahead.
I think you have but don't worry, the party isn't over yet,
we've still got one more leg to go.
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip there's a car failure.
I need a mechanic.
I haven't got a clue what that is.
And severe failure of esprit de corps.
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