Antiques experts David Barby and Margie Cooper go on the second leg of their journey, battling it out in County Durham before winding their way to auction in Scarborough.
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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.
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
There will be worthy winners and valiant losers.
So will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
This is the Antiques Road Trip.
It's the second leg of our antiques odyssey,
with treasure hunters David Barby and Margie Cooper
in their open-top 1979 Mercedes 350 SL.
And fresh from success, David is raring to go.
-I'm anxious to get shopping now.
I'm really excited I've got that money to spend.
Hard-earned money, Margie.
It certainly was!
Not that he's one to gloat at all.
David is the man of the moment after winning the first auction.
Oh, well congratulations.
He's the master of ceramics and also, the master of seduction.
-Beryl, look in my eyes.
-Go on, then.
This is where I don't really know what I'm doing.
Margie Cooper likes to take a more chilled approach.
That'll keep you cool, man!
Cool is one thing,
but Margie had a lukewarm response at the first auction, making a small profit,
which means she only has £238 to spend on the next round.
-That's life, isn't it?
David, on the other hand, more than doubled his initial £200,
giving him a mighty £417 to spend on today's road trip.
How much was that?
The route for the week takes our road trippers from Alnwick,
in Northumberland, through the beautiful English countryside
to their final destination of Lincoln, 200 miles away.
But today's trip begins in Barnard Castle in County Durham,
winding its way cross-country
to the delightful seaside town of Scarborough.
Barnard Castle is built around the great castle
founded in the Norman conquest.
Situated on the north side of the River Tees,
this pretty location is a real draw for travellers.
-I'm not going to say good luck.
-Because I don't mean it.
The first stop for Margie is Robson's Antiques to meet owner, Dale.
-Hello, good morning.
-Hello, Margie, nice to meet you.
There's something here to suit all tastes. It's a real Aladdin's cave.
-My word, an Aladdin's cave.
-I just said that.
-I'm going to have a look round, if I may.
-Yeah, look away.
-So, I'll see you later.
-See you in a little bit.
-So, what's the plan of action?
-I'm going to start up here...
If I haven't got much money,
I buy better than when I've got loads of money.
You're at an advantage today then,
since you've only got half as much cash as David.
Ooh, whatever is that?
Gosh, never seen one of them before.
Must be a hearth brush...
with a brass horrible face...
and another horrible face.
-I've never seen one of those.
-Well, you have now.
It's £45 but is that going to, if I get it really much cheaper,
I wonder is that going to be a saleable thing?
Is somebody going to want to buy that?
While Margie dithers over the hearth brush,
David steams ahead to the Mission Hall Antiques Centre just down the road.
-We have something in common, haven't we?
-Your name's David.
-Mine's David as well. That's a good start.
It's a good start.
And so, the Barby charm offensive begins. Watch this...
There's a little piece of toleware.
Toleware is a French term describing tin or steel-made objects
often enamelled and with decorative designs.
you'd have a compartment.
Ah! Isn't that lovely?
You put your spices in there.
Included in that circular section, that's the little nutmeg grater.
Isn't that good? So it's complete.
And I remember my grandmother having one of these.
That's quite nice, I like that.
I like that - good social history there. Mm.
Mm, I feel a deal coming on
-I'd say £40.
-Could we say 30?
35 would be better.
-32. I'll do it for 32, go on.
-Thank you very much, sir.
-Thank you very much.
I haven't got the two pounds, unfortunately.
That is the oldest trick in the book, David!
I saw you look! I saw you look!
Oh, dear, oh, dear - you're such a hard man.
That's rich coming from you!
Back up the road, Margie is surveying the silverware.
That's a little card case, look.
She's eyeing up an Edwardian business card holder
and is considering a job lot of silver.
I need to compile a few bits.
I do actually have a set of sorts that's come in,
and that could be reasonable.
-An Edwardian manicure set.
-How much is it, then?
-What, for the whole lot?
-So, you've said 20 for that.
-25 for that.
There's probably weight in that one!
I always laugh when I'm bidding!
-I don't know why, I should be more serious.
So what's your best offer...
-It's got to be that really.
-It couldn't be 38?
Oh, God, no!
-I'm a bit...
-£40 for the two.
And I don't think you can go wrong with that.
-We'll do it.
-Will we do that?
-We'll do it.
-Thank you very much.
With the silver sorted, Margie turns her attention
back to the hearth brush.
I've never seen one before.
I just think I like it, I like the heart, I like the wood.
-£30, it can be.
-I've just spent 40!
-Very, very best.
-I've just spent 40!
I know, I know, but...
We have to make a bit of money.
I know you do.
So, 65 wouldn't do the deal?
-40, 50, 65... OK, we'll do that.
-Go on then.
-Thank you very much.
-It's a bit of a laugh!
-I'll polish it.
-I'll even polish it for you, yeah?
So, £65 for the manicure set and hearth brush.
Oh, look who's here!
Oh no, quick! Excuse me!
-Have you bought something?
-Yeah, I just have.
-I'll just go through to the back room.
-Right, go on then.
-Go on then.
-Yes, all right.
-You're not to look.
-I won't, no.
-Have you bought anything?
-In my bag.
Ooh, I wonder what she's found?
He's such an nosy parker!
All will be revealed, David, but not just yet.
-Six, and that's seven. Just check it, will you, Dale?
Ah, two lots.
With Margie out of the way, David has free rein.
Goodness me, this IS an Aladdin's cave!
Yes, we've already said that, David, twice!
Oh! It's got its cover!
Registration mark on the bottom, so that's a good sign.
This charming piece of Prattware is a hot water jug produced in 1851.
I really like that.
Particularly since it's got its original lid.
I think I'll see what sort of price I can get on that.
Prepare to witness the master at work as he engages his powers
of flattery, charm and Jedi mind tricks.
-You can try and sell it to me.
-I can try and sell it to you?
It's £48. I'd like you to do your very, very best please.
Is that the silent treatment?
I would like it at a much less figure than you've quoted.
A much less figure? Well, you're very persuasive.
And it really should be the figure I've quoted.
-But if you'll give us £25 for it, I would accept that.
The incredible Mr Barby does it again.
At the same time, you've got in the window a pudding basin.
-With a green transfer on. How much is that?
-Off the top of my head, I think that's about £80.
I can get it out and we can have a look at it,
but it is a decent amount of money.
Well, I have to start high with you! You're a hard bargainer.
I think it's got to be around £30.
Just say no, Dale!
It's got to be £50. Maybe do it for 45, but...
It's a nice object. Somebody else will buy that.
-Could we split the difference at 35?
-Oh, no, no, no way.
-Good for you.
I tell you what, £40, but that's absolutely it, and that's cheap.
38 would be very, very kind to me.
Don't give in!
You've had one good deal,
I think you should give me a good deal on that!
Here he goes again. Don't look into his eyes, Dale!
-Go on, then, we'll do that.
-OK, thank you very much indeed.
Some people just never learn!
Now, where's that money? Where's that money?
I'll have to prise it off you!
So how much do I owe you?
63. Oh, look at that! Just right!
You couldn't make it up!
Hardly denting his groaning wallet, that's another two items for David -
The hot water jug at £25, and the pudding basin for 38.
Reunited, David and Margie cross the county border into Richmond
in North Yorkshire, where they both shopped before.
This time, Margie is destined for the stage.
The Georgian Royal Theatre in Richmond
is the best surviving example of a Georgian Playhouse in Britain,
lovingly restored to all its former glory in 2002.
-You must be Sarah?
-Hi, I'm Margie.
-Come on in, welcome to the Georgian Theatre Royal.
-Thank you very much.
So, Sarah, is this the main entrance?
It would have been the original entrance to the theatre,
cos this is the original box office that we've just passed.
-Would you like to come up to the gallery?
-I'd love to.
The theatre was built in 1788 by the famous actor-manager,
Samuel Butler, to entertain the masses.
Social status dictated the seating arrangements.
For most, it would have been the cheap seats in the gallery.
How wonderfully intimate.
It seats 214 now,
but it would have seated 400 when it was first opened.
Up in the gallery, you can see a lot of features
of the original Georgian Theatre, for example these kicking boards.
They would have had no qualms in kicking them
if they didn't like something that was going on stage.
That would put me off, I think, if I was an actor
by the fact that everybody's so close.
The boxes are actually on the stage. There'd have been nowhere to hide at all.
And people would be fidgeting and shouting.
-One thing, though, the mobile phones wouldn't be going.
So, these are the cheap seats. Can you show me the dear ones?
-Yes, just through there. I'll take you down now.
For the aristocracy, it was a different story.
They could afford somewhere and little grander,
with views directly onto the stage - the royal box!
Cheap seats up there, posh seats down here,
all singing and dancing, a really good view of the stage?
Yes, but it wouldn't have been all good.
We've heard reports that there was a bunch of ladies who'd sat here, paid a lot of money,
and complained that there was water coming through the roof
onto their posh hats and everything. But obviously, it wasn't water.
The people had been sat upstairs for eight hours, no toilet facilities,
and they'd have been relieving themselves in buckets,
so we can only assume that what was tripping on their hats wasn't water!
So, that's where the royal "wee" comes from!
Backstage, Margie's tour continues as she prepares to tread the boards.
-Right, so this is under this stage.
-Very exciting! Gosh.
Oh, so what have we got here?
This is another feature of Georgian theatre, it's the trap mechanism.
Oh, that's the trap door?
Yes, there would have been three of these when the theatre first opened.
Two corner traps and a coffin one at the back of the stage,
which they'd have used for scenery as well as entrances on stage.
-So, do you fancy having a go?
-I thought you might ask me that.
Not really! But I will.
I can't do it on my own, so I just need to get some muscle power.
-Right, I'm ready.
-Here come the boys!
Keep my shoulders in, legs straight.
Chops away! Here I come!
And for my next trick, I'm going to thrash that David Barby.
Bravo! More! More!
As the lights go down for Margie,
there's more drama in store for David at his next stop - Yarm.
The name of the town is derived from the old Norse word "yarum",
meaning "an enclosure to catch fish."
I wonder what David will manage to reel in here?
Hello - David.
-Hello, how are you?
-And you're Sandy?
-Yes, I am.
-What a lovely name.
I recognise that face. We've been here before with Philip Serrell.
-70 quid for the two.
-Good luck, David.
-Right, what I'd like to do is have a look round.
-I tell you what I'm after.
-Right, go on.
-I'm after something quirky.
-You're priceless, can't afford you! Let me have a look round, then.
She's a feisty one. Could David Barby finally have met his match?
This is a Victorian scrap screen,
where it was a hobby to cut out of magazines or use greeting cards
and stick them on to a screen.
-This is a possibility.
-Oh, not cheap! Anything else?
That's £80, it's a little bit too much for me.
How much could it go for?
You might be able to take advantage of me today,
because I had a late night last night.
Oh, I say! Frisky!
This is Walter Moorcroft vase of cylindrical form
and I suppose probably made to hold spills
used for lighting fires or candles.
-Right, it's nice.
-So, what sort of figure?
When I said you could take advantage I didn't mean the whole way!
You're taking advantage of ME!
-80? Oh, come on!
These two started off so well together,
but I sense it could all end in tears.
-Let me put that out there.
-Put it to one side.
I'll put that to one side. Because I trust you...
Brace yourself, Sandy.
..I'm going to ask you the best price that you can do for me on that.
I trust your honesty and your kindness.
I'll tell you what, you're good.
Finally, someone has rumbled the silver-tongued charmer!
In your heart of hearts,
what do you think would be a good price on that for me and you?
A good price? I'd say half the price you're asking.
You're making me head ache. 55.
-You have worn me to a frazzle.
-So, it's 48?
-I'll let you have it for 48 if you buy something else.
-Where are your post cards?
-You've worn me out!
David won over the battle of the Moorcroft,
but can Sandy triumph over the Victorian scrap screen, price - £168.
You'll make a fortune on that screen.
Sandy, I don't think it's in good condition, darling.
No, but that's it, shabby chic.
Not that shabby.
There's plenty of chic.
There is plenty of cheek!
-Can you tuck it just under the £100, please?
If I said you 115, then that would be it. Otherwise, we can't do it.
-Could we split the difference at 100?
-That's splitting the difference.
Go on, then.
What have I done? What have I done?
-That's £148 you owe me.
-Oh, so much!
My husband will say to me, "You're losing your touch."
You're not losing your touch at all.
Sandy, thank you very much.
So, no hard feelings. Time to kiss and make up.
-Made in heaven!
-£2, thank you.
Was that Sandy crying?
Well, perhaps she'll have the last laugh
when the scrap screen goes to auction.
With five items already in the bag, David can sleep like a baby.
It's not just a brand-new day,
it's a very special day for one of our antiques experts.
# Oh what a beautiful morning! #
-It certainly is. It's your birthday.
-It's my birthday.
# Happy birthday to you...#
Yes, he's another year older,
but does that make him any more valuable?
Well, it doesn't matter - he's loaded anyway.
So far, David has spent £243 on five items -
a vintage spice tin, a Grimwade pudding basin, a Felix Pratt hot water jug,
a Moorcroft vase and a Victorian scrap screen,
which means he still has £174 cash in hand.
Margie, meanwhile, has managed to part with £65 on two lots -
the hearth brush and a bundle of silverware,
which gives her a total of £173 to spend on today's shopping.
The first stop of the day
is a mystery location in the suburbs of Middlesbrough,
where Margie is going on a secret mission to secure her next purchase.
I think it's a business run from a house.
-It's a bit of a mystery.
-Well, Margie, I think we're here.
-Yeah. So, it's all very intriguing.
I wish I was with you, actually. Buy lots! Spend all your money?
Margie has arranged to meet the owner, Jim.
I think it's over there somewhere.
Let's hope she finds the right house,
otherwise she's about to get done for breaking and entering.
-Good morning, Margie. Pleasure to meet you.
Welcome to Appleton Antiques, Middlesbrough.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Jim's antiques shop is actually an extension of his home
and only select buyers get to visit,
so Margie had better make the most of it!
-My eye's suddenly gone to this.
-What a good word!
£59, so where's it distressed?
-It's quite heavy.
-Distressed? I call it cracked!
Do you want to see on the bottom - it's got a nice crack on the base.
Yeah, yeah, lovely!
-But it's got a presence.
-It certainly has.
And no wonder - it's a classic piece of Linthorpe pottery
by influential designer, Christopher Dresser.
Linthorpe was only produced over a ten-year period from 1879,
so it's now highly collectable.
I've never seen anything quite like it. £59...
-40's the rock bottom.
I'm going to be brave and I'm going to say,
I would have been really happy at 35, but you're not going to go down?
-40's the best, yeah.
-Good, thank you.
So that's...£40, Jim.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks so much.
Back on the road, David has driven 30 miles across to Whitby
the on the east coast of Yorkshire.
The fishing port emerged during the Middle Ages.
It's where Captain Cook learned seamanship.
Known for its fish and chips, Whitby is also famous for something else.
I'm on the way to meet a young lady
who's going to tell me about Whitby jet.
It's going to be quite a fascinating lesson.
The jet found in Whitby is unrivalled
to that found anywhere else in the world.
The semi-precious gemstone
comes from ancient fossilised monkey puzzle trees
formed when trees decomposed under extreme pressure
182 million years ago.
Much of the raw material is found here at Boggle Hole
in Robin Hood Bay.
-What a romantic place!
-It's gorgeous, isn't it?
-I'm David, what's your name?
-You come here often, do you?
-Yeah, on days off.
What do I look for, is it all black?
It is black, but it's quite difficult to actually find it.
Because of coastal erosion, it's illegal to mine the jet,
which can make it difficult to find.
One way of telling it is by its weight.
Obviously, stones and pebbles are quite heavy.
Jet is a very light material, with it being fossilised wood.
-That is heavy, that's definitely not jet.
-Don't even need to scratch that to find out.
-Just my luck!
Everything I pick up, you throw away!
We've not been very successful, have we?
We've not, really, but it is VERY difficult to find.
I'm sure it is. I think we've experienced that.
Have you got a piece on you, what I should be looking for?
Yeah, I do. I've a couple of examples.
Jet comes in two different ways, really.
There's either sea-washed jet or cliff jet.
So, that's the sea-washed yet. You can feel how light it is.
-It is, it would almost float.
-Yeah, it's not what you expect.
You look at it, it looks quite a dark, heavy material,
but it's incredibly light. It's also warm to the touch as well.
-And it's been polished by the sand, hasn't it, and the sea?
We actually prefer it sea-washed
-as opposed to out of the cliff like this.
When it's sea washed, it tumbles against the rocks in the waves
-and it gets off any shale or impurities.
-Right, I follow that.
So you're literally left with the best stuff.
It's easier for us to work with as a product.
Why don't I take you to the shop
and you can see various different designs in the antiques section,
and you can also have a go at cutting some yourself if you like?
-And maybe a cup of tea?
-Oh, definitely a cup of tea!
Thank you very much.
Queen Victoria loved Whitby jet and made the jewellery popular
during her 40-year period of mourning.
Back at Rebecca's workshop,
David is about to get a lesson in working with the semi-precious stone.
This is the ring that I'm going to get you to work on.
I've got a piece of jet that's roughly cut and polished,
so what I want you to do is grind that into that exact shape
so that it fits in perfectly.
That is the first process of working with jet.
Have a go. I'll turn the machine on for you.
-You have to have a good eye.
-Where did you train?
I trained doing jewellery, like the silversmithing side,
at Birmingham City University in the Jewellery Quarter.
It's the best place I could have trained,
but I didn't know anything about working jet
until I came to work for this company.
Of course, you can't go anywhere else, can you?
-Because there's no jet anywhere else.
-Shall I give it a try now?
I think it's gone slightly at an angle.
That's very good for your first try, I have to say. You're almost there.
This is one that I've done earlier.
That's what it's going to look like when it's done,
when the piece of jet is set in place.
I think it's wonderful.
I hope you have loads of people come and have a look at this,
-because it's fantastic.
-Oh, we do, yeah.
-Thank you very much.
-You're quite welcome.
-And thanks for letting me have a go.
-That's OK. You did very well.
I'm going to have a shower.
Make it a cold one.
While David cleans up,
Margie has travelled four miles south to the village of Sleights.
Located in the Esk Valley,
Sleights is a charming little village where time passes slowly -
unless you're Margie Cooper hunting down a bargain, that is.
As usual, we're in a bit of a rush.
Let's have a look in here.
-Hello. You must be Phil?
-Hello, pleased to meet you.
-Hi. God, it's cold, isn't it?
It is, it's not the warmest of days out there.
Eskdale Antiques is quite literally a barn of a shop
based in an old farmyard.
Let's hope Margie doesn't end up buying a pile of you-know-what by mistake!
-Do you like advertising?
One and nine with three gallons,
so it's got a slight motoring association.
How much is that?
-You know, I'm lost for words?
-It's quite retro, isn't it?
-And retro's quite...
-It's quite in fashion, retro stuff.
-It's just something a bit unusual.
I don't know whether I want to risk £45 on that,
cos I don't know what I'm doing.
It's never stopped you before, Margie.
Oh, I don't know. How low could it go?
If I said 35 to you.
-It must give you 15 or 20 quid at least, maybe a bit more?
-That's not going to go for 50 quid, is it?
-Yeah, I think it will.
Oh, I don't think so.
It's just all guesswork with something like that, isn't it?
Yeah, but that's what makes it fun, isn't it?
-It'd make it fun if it was 25 quid.
-How about going halfway?
-Meet me in the middle.
-Oh, gosh, 30 still sounds dear, Phil, doesn't it?
-We'll make a deal if you like.
Yeah, we'll make a deal at 25 quid, OK? Thank you very much.
Thank you very much. Let's give you some money.
We've got 20, 30. There you go.
Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-There we go, just a fiver.
That's great, thanks, Phil. Oh, what have I done?
With time running out, Margie legs it across to Whitby...
Here goes - nothing ventured...!
..where David is looking for his last shop of the day.
Gosh, it's getting rather late now.
I'll just nip down there and see if there's a shop open,
because I haven't shopped today and I need to get one more item.
Well, you know what they say, David? He who shops last shops longest.
Looks like Margie's stolen his thunder.
She's beaten you to the last shop.
-Hello, how do you do?
-Margie Cooper, and you are?
Frank. Hi, Frank. I'm just going to have a quick look round,
-is that all right?
-You're quite welcome, yes.
You've got all sorts in here.
-Yeah, there's a bit of everything.
-Yeah, it is.
Not that easy to... Where's the other one?
-There's not two, is there?
-I think there might be!
Yes, some antiques come in matching pairs, just like our experts.
Where there's Margie, David's usually not far behind.
Oh, I can't believe it, Margie's in there! Oh no!
-I see what you mean about the barometers, they're quite nice.
-What sort of money can they be? What's the middle one?
-The rope one?
-Has it got £60 on it? £40.
-No, can't do it at 20.
Oh, now what? Oh, it is him!
What? I'm going now, I'm nearly finished.
Are you buying a pair of shoes?
I can't wait any longer.
She hasn't bought anything. Typical women!
35 and that's it, right?
You've got to buy something otherwise...
You'll kick me out of the shop.
You're fed out with me now, aren't you? I can't feel it.
He's not the only one!
I've had enough.
I'm going back to the hotel.
And just like that, David Barby becomes Diva Barby.
-Here we are.
-Right, thank you so much.
-Margie has sealed the deal on the barometer for £35.
-There you go.
-Thank you so much.
-OK, my dear.
And I hope it makes a profit.
-You'll be all right.
-Thanks a lot.
After David's calmed down with a good dose of gripe water,
our experts are ready to reveal themselves.
Well, not literally!
A case of "you show me yours and I'll show you mine."
-Right, you start, Margie.
Yeah, let's have a look.
-There's something else.
I've seen something I would have bought!
This is the piece de resistance.
Oh, pull the other one! It's got tights on.
Oh no, that brings back too many memories.
I could never get them on then!
That is wonderful! I like that.
Well, I don't. I don't understand the market.
-How much did you pay for that?
-Oh, that's good.
-Can I just dive in immediately, please?
-How funny you've gone for that.
-I love it.
-I know. I was rather hoping...
-I'm so envious.
Now I AM surprised.
-What did you pay for that?
-Oh, that's so cheap.
Thank you, dear.
Then I would imagine the next thing I'm looking at, is this Burmantofts?
-But, very distressed.
-But not as distressed as David!
What is so good about this is the shape. How much did you pay for it?
-Oh, that's a giveaway.
-Lovely, lovely piece.
-It will be, with all those cracks!
OK, now look at my miserable little collection.
Oh, my goodness.
-What's that, scrap work?
-And how much did you pay?
-About £100 too much.
-Well, good luck David.
Thank you very much. Thank you. Just sounds like my mother.
Let's get to the next thing, come on.
Can I look at that Japan - is it Japan tinware? What is it?
-Oh, that's nice, isn't it? Oh, I like that.
We've both got quite unusual things, I hope.
You have, that's really nice. How much did you pay for that?
Oh, have a guess - a lot.
Er, £32 I think!
I'm getting to know you now.
-Isn't it sweet?
-It is sweet.
-We'll wait and see.
-We will wait and see. It'll be interesting.
Thank you very much for revealing yours, Margie.
-Thank you for revealing yours.
-Not at all.
That's what they're saying now, but what do they really think?
I thought her Linthorpe pot - oh, such a dream!
I don't know whether she knows a Christopher Dresser design,
and even though it's cracked, there's going to be demand for it,
so she's bought exceedingly well.
I think she's bought better than me, actually.
Mine are so basic and ordinary.
There's no "wow" factor there, except for the screen, which I still like.
I just hate those screens.
I think they're everything that's bad about Victoriana.
He's going to be very lucky if he gets a profit.
I was so thrilled he liked my brush!
That lovely little Arts and Crafts brush.
But it's not up to me, it's up to the people of Scarborough.
From wonderful Whitby,
there's just one final push on to the seaside town of Scarborough.
Seeing Scarborough at its very best.
-Elegant town, isn't it?
-That's enough of the sightseeing.
It's time to get down to business!
Not a cloud in the sky!
-What a lovely day!
Today, our experts are doing battle at David Duggleby's auction house,
a family-run business with over 40 years' experience.
What will the main man think of David and Margie's items?
One of the most interesting lots then is the jardiniere, Linthorpe,
attributed to Christopher Dresser.
Everything going about it,
apart from it's got a great big crack in it.
I think they'll do all right.
David began today's road trip with a mighty £417
and has spent £243 on five lots,
leaving him with £174 still burning a hole in his pocket.
By comparison, Margie started out with a meagre £238
and has also bought five lots, costing £165,
leaving her with £73 cash in hand.
-How are you feeling?
-How am I feeling?
How am I feeling?! Nervous.
It's awful sitting next door to a winner.
Oh, no don't build my hopes up. Here we go.
Lot number 13, then.
So, kicking things off is David's 1930s Moorcroft vase.
£40, I'm in at 40.
At £40, at 40.
At 40, five, 50, five, at 60.
Five, 70. Five, 80.
Five, 90. Five, 100.
120 with me, £120. 120, 130, fresh bid.
150. 160. 170.
At £170, then, at 170.
It's in the room, it's selling at 170. All done, 170.
Oh no, defeated before I start!
Oh, my goodness me, that was amazing.
David Barby has done it again, with a blooming great profit of £122.
-I don't want to play this game any more.
-Yours is still to come.
But can Margie close the gap
with her badly cracked Linthorpe jardiniere? Er...
There we are, we've got some interest in this one.
We can start this at £40, I'm in at 40.
At £40, at 40.
50 with me. At £50 then? At 50. At £50, and five.
-At 60. £60. Selling at 60, then.
Going in at 60. All done at £60? It's selling at 60, then. All done.
-You've made a profit, Margie.
-Yeah, but it's £20.
Yeah, but it should have rolled on a bit more.
It's a respectable profit, but just not enough to jump into the lead.
-Christopher Dresser and all that?
-But it was smashed.
Will David's toleware spice tin curry favour with the bidders?
With me at £25. At 25, at 30. At 30.
35. At 40, 45?
At 50, £50 in the room, at 50.
At £50, then, it's selling. All done at £50?
Going at 50, all done? 50.
A nice price for the spice
and another tasty little profit for David.
The pressure is on for the next item -
Margie's 1930s oak barometer.
£20 to start, 20. £20 anywhere, 20? 20 bid. At 20.
At £20 at the back there, £20. 25, 25.
At £25 on this side? Selling at 25. Are you all done at £25? £25.
Uh-oh, I can see the storm clouds brewing for Marjorie.
-It's not my day.
-You've got other things coming up, Margie.
Here we are, all you need for your tea today.
David's next lot is the Grimswade pudding basin.
But will it turn out to be a duff purchase?
With me at £25. At 25, at 30.
£30. 35 with me. 35. At 40?
£40 on this side, at 40.
At £40, it's selling at 40. Are we all done at £40?
Got to go. All done? It's going at 40.
-You've made a profit. Or have you?
The proof was in the pudding, but only just.
Still, at least it's profit - I'm not making a loss.
Another of David Barby's items next -
the Felix Pratt hot water jug.
£20 bid on it, at 20.
At £20 with me at £20, then, at 20.
Five, 30. Five, at 40. At £40.
-It's worth more than that.
-On commission, then, at £40, at 40.
-You won't get a better example.
It's selling, are we all done at 40?
It's profit. It's profit.
A lukewarm response to the hot water jug,
but David still profits to the tune of £15.
-It is disappointing.
-It is disappointing.
Disappointing for David, but it gives Margie a chance to catch up.
-Just tell me when it's over.
-Have faith in your taste.
Let's hope there are no snags with this 1960s advertising board.
Number 95, there. There we are, we've got a bit of interest in it.
-Let's start it at £20.
-There you are, you're in.
20, at £20, I'm in at 20. At 20.
At 20, and five. At 30, and five.
At 40. And five, at 50.
-And five, £55 in the room, at £55.
It's here to sell, it's going at 55. Are we all done at £55?
Suspend your disbelief - Margie is quids-in with her saucy stocking ad.
That was good.
Margie's luck has turned, but can she clean up
with her Arts and Crafts hearth brush?
20, at £20. At 20. In the room at £20 then, it's here to sell.
It's going at 20 then. Are we all done at £20? And five. £25, 25.
30, £30 here. 35.
At 40, £40. At 40. Selling at 40, then.
Are we all done at £40? It's got to go, we all done at 40?
That's OK. You're not losing.
A tidy little profit nevertheless.
We can't all make large profits.
Let's see if David's still smiling
when his tatty old Victorian scrap screen comes up next.
I hope they put on the screen the other side, the red screen.
I don't like the scraps!
There we are, lot 120, the modesty screen there.
A modesty screen! I love the description.
You can put your 1960s stockings on behind this one.
-£40 I have bid, at 40.
-40, is that all?!
-At £40, at 40.
At £40, at 40 for the screen there, 40.
-At 40, and five.
45, and 50. Five, 60.
-£70 with me then, at 70.
-£80 with me, at 80.
It's on commission, it's here to sell.
It's going at 80 then. Are we all done at £80? Selling at 80, £80.
-Ouch! That scrap screen is scrap value. Oh dear.
Still, no need to cry, David.
Margie's last hope lies with her silver collection,
which she needs to sell for at least £110 to stand any chance of winning.
No pressure, then.
35, 40. 45, at 50.
55, at 60.
-65, at 70. 75, at £75.
-That's good. You were bang on.
-75, 75. £80 on the phone, at 80.
-80 on the phone.
-We were on the phone.
At £90 here, at 90. Selling at 90, then.
All done at £90? Going at 90, all done at 90?
Well, it's a sterling profit but sadly, not enough.
That's it. You're a bit of a wily old fox, aren't you?
You're a crafty vixen, aren't you? Ooh!
Margie started today's show with £238 and after auction costs,
she's made a profit of £56.40,
increasing her spending power for the next round to £294.40.
David started with £417,
but even after costs, he's made a profit of £68.60,
increasing his stash of cash to a mighty £485.60,
claiming his second victory in a row.
-I'm very happy. What about you?
-I'm quite happy.
-You made a profit.
-I know, but you had a really good flyer there.
-That's auctions for you.
I can't wait for the next sale.
Off we go! This is a lovely, lovely place.
-I think we need to go for a paddle.
-Well, you can.
Come on, Barby, let's go party! The ice creams are on you.
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip...
Margie has delusions of grandeur...
I fancy myself in here with the future king.
..and David comes over most peculiar.
150. Thank you.
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David Barby and silver expert Margie Cooper go on the second leg of their journey, battling it out in County Durham before winding their way to auction in Scarborough.