Charles Hanson and Christina Trevanion start their day shopping in Liverpool, before heading through Wigan, Preston and ending up at auction in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire.
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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.'
-Going, going, gone!
-I've fallen in love with a brick!
'The aim, to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
'There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.'
I feel antiqued out!
'Will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?'
'This is the Antiques Road Trip.
'This week, we're with the dashing duo of the antiques world.
'Auctioneer, antiques expert and all-round good guy Charles Hanson
'had a shaky start...'
I don't believe it! You conquered me today!
'..but has fought hard to take back the lead.'
LAUGHTER Thank you very much.
'Hot on his heels is jewellery expert Christina Trevanion. She may be a Road Tip rookie...'
-As it's my first Road Trip...!
'..but she's got one thing on her mind.'
-I NEED a bargain!
-Need a bargain!
'And she's going to great lengths to get what she wants.'
-That's it. The gloves are off, baby!
'Charles started with £200
'and after two trips to auction has made some impressive profits,
'giving him £391.96p to spend today.
'Also kicking off with £200,
'Christina's seen a steady return on her purchases,
'clocking up a respectable budget of £229.20p.'
I thrive when I'm under pressure, and I do feel under pressure.
Just impress me, just swank around, OK?
When I see you at the next reveal,
impress me, OK, because you have so far.
'Their worthy steed for the journey
'is this beautifully preserved 1969 Morris Minor.'
'Yet another car suffers at the hands of Hanson!'
My knob's come off. Sorry. CHRISTINA LAUGHS
-Do you want me to screw it back on?
-Could you screw my knob on, please?
'Oh, try to behave, Charles!
'The route for the week takes our intrepid road trippers
'from Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire over peak and dale
'to their final destination of Cobridge in Staffordshire,
'covering approximately 600 miles.
'On this part of the journey,
'they'll kick off their shopping in Liverpool and work their way up
'to the auction in Lytham St Annes in Lancashire.'
-Oh, my goodness! Liverpool!
-Look at the horizon over there.
It just captures an industrial age, doesn't it?
'And as they skirt around the Wirral coast en route to the big city,
'Christina's full of facts.'
When the banana first came to England it was through Liverpool.
-Are you serious?
-Yeah. What date do you think?
I'm going to say, look at me...
the first banana came into the UK via Liverpool in about 1684.
-OK. Hold on. 1720.
-Hold on. 1715.
-1884 - the year of your birth.
-You've been doing homework?
-Yeah. I have.
'Every day's a school day, eh, Charles?
'Liverpool's wealth was in part due
'to the city handling 40% of the world's trade
'by the early 19th century.
'Can our duo cash in on this rich heritage?'
-I think Liverpool has so much to offer and to offer us as well.
There is a wealth of material.
The sun's coming out. We're prospering. The day's good.
'They're off to a great start(!)'
-The car's running off.
-Is it? Sorry! Handbrake!
'Or maybe not.'
-Might not be here when we get back.
-It's my tactics, OK?
-See you later.
'With no sign of putting the brakes on,
'Charles is starting in pole position.
'Can his first shop of the trip and owner Trevor help him stay there?'
-I'll go for a walk around. I'm on thrill chase today.
-To keep myself in the lead.
-Well, bright and optimistic is good.
I'll be back in a second.
I'm trying to impress Christina.
A man is always underdressed without a waistcoat.
'Quite the gentleman, isn't he?'
That could be Christina on this cigarette card.
It's a wonderful shop! There's everything here.
'But is there anything you like, Charles?'
What I quite like is down here.
It's marked Ruskin.
What has caught my eye is it's priced at...
And that's really cheap. The problem is, it says "cracked".
If it wasn't cracked, it could be worth £300 or £400.
'Well, Charles, that's quite a find.'
-I couldn't look in your cabinet?
I just noticed on this shelf down here a nice Ruskin bowl.
Yes, it has a crack in it.
-Has a crack.
-It's incredibly thin.
-You're circa 1920, aren't you, with this?
It's Ruskin copying the great Chinese master potters
in their flambe and other glazes.
Trevor, what's your best price on that?
-..you're a nice guy.
-You don't give any nasty pressure.
-Trevor, you say 30. I'm always one to come back.
I think one's got to negotiate and make a counter offer.
-Would you take £25?
-I would, Charles.
-Would you really, Trevor?
-Because it's just got to go?
-Because it's as sunny as you are!
-'Ha ha! He's a jolly fellow!'
I'm really excited.
What Trevor doesn't realise
is that on the bottom it's dated 1917.
It's also not cracked. Um...
And I think it's really nice. I think it's worth £100.
Hanson! Off and running!
'Well, Charles, that might make you a pretty packet at auction.
'Christina's got some serious catching up to do.'
And there's 40.
-Thanks very much, Trevor. Good to see you again.
'Her first shop was the stables
'which served one of the first train stations in the world.
'With so much history packed in, she'll have to work hard
'to find the right piece for profit in this place.'
It's so frustrating not being able to get at anything.
I'm looking for one thing, possibly one or two things,
which are going to make me big money.
"Needle" and "haystack"... springs to mind.
It'll be fine.
'This labyrinth of antiques is putting our girl in a bit of a spin.'
How do you get into anything?
-I just want to tidy it all up!
'With so much choice, Christina's turning to the auction house for divine inspiration.'
So we're looking for jewellery and silver, ceramics and Chinese?
It's very much "smalls".
In that case, furniture's out.
'Armed with that advice, there'll be no more horsing about.'
It looks almost Picasso in inspiration, doesn't it?
It's quite lovely. I like that.
Quite a nice shape, very displayable.
The kind of thing my granny would have loved and is coming back into vogue.
'Christina's first find is an Italian art pottery jug.
'Now she's on a roll.'
So, these would have been carpet bowls,
or ARE carpet bowls.
You would have played your carpet bowls inside as a game.
Like you play crown green balls now.
You really want to make sure that they've got no chips to the glaze.
These haven't, as far as I can see. They're nice decorative things.
Together, they make quite a nice little display.
'They're marked up at £6 each.
'At last, she's bowled over,
'but can she strike a deal with owner Paul?'
Paul, what's your thoughts on...
..a jug and some carpet bowls?
-£20 the lot.
-That sounds like quite a lot of money.
-I had hours of fun with them bowls.
'Oh, he's a lot of fun.'
I was thinking more like a tenner.
-We're in 2013.
-The war's over!
-I'll take 15 quid for them.
-I'm still at a tenner.
-They're cheap at 15.
-A tenner? I need the head start!
-Split the difference at 12?
-Yeah. Go on.
-Yeah? Do me at 12?
Brilliant. You're a star. Thank you very much.
'She knows how to get what she wants.
'With deal at £12, it's time to hit the road once more
'and make the short journey towards Prescot.
'Sitting on the edge of town is our next stop, Knowsley Hall,
'a 2,500-acre estate.
'And all this beautiful countryside is inspiring our eager experts
'to stage an impromptu rescue attempt.'
Christina? LAMB BLEATING
-Shoo him back here. I'll catch him.
-There you go.
'What a hero he is!
'Now, hurry along, Charles, cos Christina has an important date.'
-Gateway to heaven!
-Who are you seeing here?
I am ditching you for the delightful Earl of Derby.
I can't compete with this guy!
-It's in my dreams, Christina!
-Have fun shopping.
-Thanks(!) Ditch me! Enjoy yourself. See you later.
-Go carefully. Bye.
'The current resident of Knowsley Hall
'is the 19th Earl of Derby.
'His family's history is closely connected to the history of Britain
'and includes a Prime Minister, a champion of William Shakespeare
'and close ties to the royal family stretching back to Richard III.
'Despite all that, it's the family's passion for horse racing
'that's arguably been their biggest contribution to British life.
'They created their namesake, the Derby,
'the best-known horse race in the world.'
-You must be Lord Derby.
-Thank you so much for having us.
Your house is absolutely stunning.
It helps that you've come on a sunny day. We haven't had so much of those of late.
I'm very proud to be part of a long lineage here.
The family have lived here for 600 years.
-There's obviously been a link with horses.
-A huge link with horses.
Going way, way back, pre-Civil War.
Here at Knowsley in the park, there was a racecourse.
-This is the park of this house?
-This is the park.
That tower which was a lookout for the racecourse is still there.
Very, very long races, they had in those days.
It shows that that family link with racing goes on a long way.
'It was the 12th Earl of Derby who started the Epsom Oaks in 1779,
'and then the Derby a year later,
'marking the beginning of the sport as we know it today.'
The naming of the Derby was at a dinner party at Epsom,
and a toss of a coin between Sir Charles Bunbury and Lord Derby.
Derby won the toss, but Diomed, Sir Charles Bunbury's horse,
-won the first running of the race.
-That's very diplomatic!
It took another nine years till Derby could win it.
'The family have had great success across the generations,
'right up to today, with Lord Derby's own champion horse,
'And of course, their name has gone beyond horse racing
'and has spread into other sporting events.'
It has flourished into all these wonderful international events!
It's spread out into all these international events.
We've gone beyond racing. We've got donkey derby and demolition derby.
And football thinks it owns this expression of the local derby,
with Man U, Man City - here, it's Liverpool and Everton.
In fact, we believe the origin of that expression, the local derby,
comes from rugby league, a very popular sport round here,
mainly played in the north of England.
That, we believe, is where the original expression came from.
What a sporting legacy to uphold!
Quite a sporting legacy! Quite a family history!
I'm very proud to be part of such an illustrious and long family history.
-Thank you for sharing it with us.
'With Christina otherwise engaged,
'Charles is trotting round the countryside....
'..en route to Wigan in Greater Manchester,
'one of the first towns in the country to feature a railway.
'George Orwell also brought fame to the town
'with The Road To Wigan Pier,
'largely concerned with England's working poor.
'Today, the area is the centre of a large regeneration project.
'Can our Charles turn rags to riches at his next stop, JW Antiques?
'Go for it, Charles.
'He's certainly keeping his eyes peeled for a bargain!'
'Looking good, Charles!'
No, it's not very good.
When it comes to afternoon tea, you take a seat.
"How are you, darling?" "How are you?"
'Oh, Charles! First, it's an imaginary friend.
'Now a tea party on the floor!'
We've got some chips on the rims over there.
We've got a nice set of three milk to cream jugs and a small jug.
A condiment jar and cover for jam
and that lovely condiment set - just gorgeous and so complete.
'This Art Deco tea and coffee set dates from the 1930s
'and has a price tag of £80
'for the lot.
'What's he up to now?
'He's picking up items by the bucket-load, with the help of John.'
The reason I quite like this bucket is because clearly it has some age.
It's quite rustic. It's coopered.
Which is this iron or... Yeah, it is, cast-iron binding.
I think it's pine, isn't it?
That's just quite a nice bucket.
If I said to you, John, what sort of value on this bucket,
what would you tell me?
To a poor man from Derbyshire, John, looking to earn a buck at auction.
'Let the man think, Charles!'
-I'll give it some thought.
That man over there is saying how much?
-< £25! £25. Do you know him?
-Oh, I know him.
-Good man. I'll give it some thought!
'Oh, boss Will says £25.
'There's no stopping you, Charles. He's spotted another piece.'
I like this. This is of Newcastle, Newcastle on Tyne.
They're flowering out in a great Deco style.
It's called the crocus pattern. It's not in bad condition.
Bit of wear and tear.
'Charles is adding this crocus pattern pottery bowl
'to the items on his wish list,
'featuring the 18th-century peat bucket and the coffee and tea set.
'Right, boys. Prepare yourselves. Hanson's ready to deal.'
-I think you said the best on the bucket was 20.
'Actually, Charles, it was 25, but who's counting?'
-OK. What's the best on the bowl?
-That is the best.
What's the best price, John, on that big coffee set?
I would value that at between 50 and 80 at auction.
I want to buy it for about £40, but you've got your margins.
If you want it for 50, you can have it. You'll make money on it.
Yeah. It's tempting.
If I said to you I'm going to buy the peat bucket for 20, 20 for that,
and rather than paying 50 for that big set...
..would you accept 40? You would?
Thank you, John. I'll take the whole lot.
'Chancer Charles wins again and walks away with the coffee and tea set for £40,
'the pottery bowl for £20 and the bucket also for £20.
'Bargains all round!
'And joining Christina once more,
'they bid farewell to another day of antique adventures.
'So night-night, you two.
'It's a brand new day - and new personas, apparently.'
I'm Bonnie Prince Charlie, you're Lady Godiva.
-Hang on a second!
-She didn't have any clothes on.
'That's a thought.
'Yesterday, Charles spent £105 and bought four items -
'the Ruskin stoneware bowl dated 1917,
'the Art Deco tea and coffee set, circa 1930,
'the crocus pattern pottery bowl
'and the late 18th century pine peat bucket.
'Which still leaves him with a hefty budget of £286.96p
'to spend today.
'Christina, though, only parted with £12 and bought two items -
'the Chinese porcelain carpet bowls
'and the Italian art pottery jug,
'giving her £217.20p to see her to the end of the day.
'And their first stop is the Lancastrian city of Preston.
'Although it wears the crown of being England's newest city,
'Preston is steeped in history,
'with evidence of an Ancient Roman presence.'
Morning has broken. Give me a song.
-Morning has broken.
-See you later. Just get on with your visit!
'As Christina heads off to the shops,
'Charles is in for an altogether more sensory experience.
'He's come to the impressive Harris Museum and Art Gallery
'for an appointment with the country's largest collection of scent bottles.
'Collected by a Mrs French in the 19th and 20th centuries
'and bequeathed to the museum through a mutual friend
'after her death in 1963.
'Incredibly, there are almost 3,000 items!
'Each known well by museum head of arts and heritage Alex Walker.'
-You must be Alex.
-I am, yes.
SNIFFS I can smell something.
-'Stop it, Charles!'
-You smell very nice!
I'm here to learn about Mrs French and her scent bottle collection.
We know that sadly she was a widow, but she did have a son.
Unfortunately, he was killed during the Second World War.
It seems to be after that that she really began to collect more.
'Mrs French's unique collection of bottles
'are renowned with collectors who flock from around the world
'to witness this "scent-sational" glimpse into the past.'
When you say scent bottle,
obviously I wear my smells and I'm sure you wear your...
-Do you like it?
-Thank you! I could come here again!
Tell me, back in the 18th century,
the English scent bottle, what was its primary role?
We're used today to scent being a sort of luxury product,
very often associated with a couturier,
and the scent bottles themselves are part of the branding of the scent.
But not so much in the past.
You had your individual scent bottle filled by a chemist, a perfumer,
who would make up a recipe and decant it into your bottle.
'Our love of scent goes back to Egyptian times,
'but scent bottles have come a long way since then.
'Although most of Mrs French's bottles are Victorian,
'she collected some from as far back as the 1700s.'
The interesting thing about this
is the little mirrored patch box set in the side.
Of course, Alex, if you're off for a night out in 1780,
you can put your scent on, then check yourself out.
There's no warts. LAUGHS
I can see no smallpox, no scars.
I don't know!
'He sure does know how to charm a lady(!)
'Mrs French displayed many of her bottles in her home in Kent.
'One that stands out for its technical complexity
'was made by the glassmaker Thomas Webb in the early 1880s.'
The most remarkable thing is the very beautiful carved feathers.
It's really odd, isn't it? It's a duck's head, is it?
-Or a swan's head?
-I'm not very good on birds.
-I'm not, either, when it comes to birds.
What is so remarkable, in my opinion,
is this was Victorian novelty - I mean, that is so novel!
There was a period towards the end of the 19th century
when scent bottles became a medium
for producing novelty decorative objects.
-We have this one in the shape of opera glasses.
-Just novelty items.
-Like that, but both lids would support scents.
I've got £300.
You've got 2,700.
Any in that price bracket... for sale?
-OK. That's a no, is it?
-That's a no.
Long may Mrs French's collection continue living in Preston.
'Charles's attempt at a deal may not have come up smelling of roses.
'Perhaps Christina will have more luck,
'as she's been making her way to the small village of Bretherton.
'With a recorded history going back over 800 years,
'perhaps Bretherton's biggest claim to fame is its association
'with the father of British astronomy, Jeremiah Horrocks.
'The perfect place for Christina to reach for the stars
'and steal back the lead.'
-Hello, Christina. It's lovely to see you.
-What's your name?
-Nice to meet you, Aiden.
-Thank you so much for having us.
I wonder what we can tempt you with. We want you to make a profit.
Oh, thank you! Well, I need to at the moment. I'm trailing.
-That's no good.
-You won't trail when you've been here, darling!
'Ah, excellent, Christina, a partner in crime, eh?'
-And silver there, brilliant.
I'm not an expert on jewellery.
'Well, Aiden, luckily our girl is, so move aside.'
That's nice, that little pepper.
'This Edwardian silver pepperette has caught Christina's eye.'
Nice Birmingham hallmark.
I can see it's got a blue glass liner, which really helps.
-And it's got some original pepper!
-It just screams Art Nouveau, doesn't it?
-What's it got on it?
-You've got £80 on that.
-You like a bargain, don't you?
-I NEED a bargain.
You need a bargain!
'Half price? He's trying hard, Christina.'
-That's a big drop.
-Wow! That is a big drop! Incredibly kind.
-We want you to make a profit.
'Huh! Team Christina all the way!'
-Oh, that's nice.
-They are nice, those.
Chester as well. Those are lovely.
Great you've got the original box and there's still six.
-You've got a good eye, haven't you?
-I try! Not so far! I'm losing!
You're picking nice pieces.
'The case of six Edwardian silver buttons dates from 1903
'and are priced at £125.'
I would look at those and I would say 80 to 120 at auction.
-Can you do something like 75...?
I know you're pretty! It's that smile you've got, isn't it?
Good job not all my customers have got smiles or I'd be broke!
CHRISTINA LAUGHS Go on, then. We want you to win.
-Brilliant. Can we do it at 75?
I don't know how much money I've got. I'm spending too much money!
-You've run out.
-I think I might have done!
'Relax, Christina. There's still £102.20p in your kitty.
'So, can Aiden tempt you with yet more goodies?'
I should be looking at this!
Everything that I'm buying for £1 makes me most profit.
-How about that for a bargain?
Oh, he's cute. Dogs.
-Yeah, good subject.
-We're a nation of animal lovers.
It's got to be the right price, though. It's not silver.
Going off that, you can't lose at £1, can you?
£1? Are you serious? Aiden, it's a deal. Thank you.
-It's only cos you're smiling!
-Brilliant, thank you.
-I'm a sucker for a smile.
-I'll take it.
'A silver-plated dog for a £1 note?
'You'd have to be barking mad to say no, Christina.
'Added to the buttons and the pepperette,
'she's walking away with a silver haul.'
Shall we call it 115?
-How much is it?
-Go on, then!
'She's done it again!'
Thank you very much. Ah! What a gentleman!
'And a kiss to seal the deal.
'Back on the road, Charles is also turning on the charm.'
-You've got the X factor!
-Don't be daft!
-You have! Those eyelashes!
-If I've got the X factor, what have you got?
-It's a good question.
-You have natural talent.
-Thank you very much. You can come again.
'Don't encourage him, Christina.
'They're making the short journey to the village of Eccleston,
'home to Olympic gold cyclist extraordinaire, Sir Bradley Wiggins.
'And two old weaving mills -
'one converted into an Aladdin's cave of antiques and collectables.'
It's called Bygone Times.
-It says, "Begone with you!"
-"Buy me then be gone?"
-Exactly. Find the bargains!
-'He's in a hurry!'
-Let's get shopping.
-Which way are you going?
-OK. See you later.
'And they're off, scouring their final shop of the day.'
This basket here. Ah!
This man is almost a lookalike for Charlie Ross!
Charlie, would you mind? Thanks, mate. You're a good man.
He's going to get so lost! Think I ought to give him a map?
'Not a bad idea, girl.
'With the clock ticking, Charles is feeling the pressure.'
-Any bargains in there?
-I don't know.
I feel antiqued out! It's just huge.
'After an hour of searching,
'Charles makes a last mad dash for a final purchase
'across the road.'
-Sir, Charles Hanson. Your name is?
-Are you English?
-OK, fine. Sorry.
-Can I wander round?
-Course you can.
-I'm going to be really quick.
'Already armed with five lots, Christina decides to ditch shopping
'for an altogether more relaxing experience.'
Enjoy this sunshine!
'Time's running out, Charles.'
I'm struggling here.
-There's a nice little wall stand that I bought this morning.
-From over the road.
-I love the chandelier. How much is that?
-OK. I'll leave it.
-There you go, Charles.
-That's quite nice, actually.
'Has he finally found his last lot in this late Victorian wall rack?'
What I love about this is the turning.
Are they walnut?
-I think they are, yeah.
-Walnut and ebonised on mahogany shelf tiers.
-It is, what, 1880?
1870. And you'll tell me, Charles, it's how much?
45 to you.
-You wouldn't take 30 for it?
-Darren look at me.
-No, it's got to be £40.
-Yeah. £40. I think you'll get a profit out of it.
I'll take it. Go on. Sold.
That's my fifth item.
I'm happy. Good man.
'At last, he's walking away with the wall rack,
'but will Christina think it's worth the wait?
'Time to bare all, Charles. Well, almost.'
-Are you ready?
-Yeah. I'm ready, baby.
OK, close your eyes.
One, two, three. Voila!
-There's one more down there.
-This is very nice.
It's got style. They're pansies. What's it worth?
-Are you serious?
-That's the pattern name!
-Oh, is it?
-Is that a flower?
-They're a type of pansy, I think.
-I'm not a floral guy.
-You've bought for the sale that we're going to.
-Like the bowl?
-I do. Is that Ruskin?
-Have a look.
-It's very thin for Ruskin.
It is very thin and high-fired, almost a Chinese flambe.
-Wonderful iridescent colours.
-It's in good condition. What's it worth?
-What's it worth?
-35, 40 quid?
-What did you pay for it?
I'm pleased. I haven't gone to town on the spending.
-God willing, Christina!
-You've played it safe?
'But how do things stack up against his rival's riveting items?'
What draws me in straight away, Christina, I must admit,
are the buttons.
-I'm sure you'll tell me they're Birmingham or Chester.
Let me guess a date. They look to be about 1904.
-They're very nice.
-You know how it is.
-They're pierced in that great formal organic style.
-What's the best bit?
-They come with their box and they're complete!
I reckon you spent on those buttons... Look at me. ..£70.
-Oh, they're good. They're very nice.
-Like your dog!
I quite like your dog. Tell me about him.
-He is... Well, what do you think?
-He's not silver, is he?
Is he silver? Not silver. Is he silver?
-Is he silver!
-He is silver plate.
-OK. Nation of animal lovers.
-Do you know what?
What's the most money that we've been making on our items?
If you dared told me he was 100 pence...
I'll go berserk!
-No, he wasn't? Goodness me, Christina!
You have done it again! Would you swap with me?
Exactly. You're pausing because you wouldn't.
-Put it there. I'll see you in Lytham St Annes.
I'll try to!
'She wouldn't say it to his face,
'but come on Christina, tell us what you really think - amongst us.'
I have to be honest, I think he's bought some pretty things...
..but I don't think there's anything that's going to make a fortune.
The bucket's nice. Market-fresh, great.
But it's a bucket, isn't it?
I'm really excited.
Yes, I would swap some of my items for hers,
but I'm still very content to sit pretty.
Christina, watch, girl - and learn.
'Ooh! That's fighting talk, Charles.
'It doesn't look like it's letting up on the road, either.'
-Would you like me to...
-Get off my hair!
-I'm trying to protect you from the rain!
'They're heading to auction
'in the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes near Blackpool.
'Consisting of neighbours, the 19th-century planned town of St Annes
'and its older counterpart Lytham,
'this area has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times.'
Christina, I'd love to say to you, "It's lovely being by the seaside."
CHRISTINA LAUGHS But it's not, is it, really?
-It's blowing a gale!
-It would be beautiful if the sun was shining.
-But we're in Britain.
'Today, they're going to Gerrards auctioneers and valuers.
'While Christina gets a measure of the competition,
'Charles has dreams of hitting the ocean waves.
'But what of their own offerings?
'Does auctioneer Jonathan Cook think they'll sink or swim?'
Some of them, I think, will do well. Others might struggle a bit.
The peat bucket would appeal to a lot of dealers on the internet.
Lots of dog lovers out there. They're going to want it.
Looks like their dog they've got at home.
Sure it'll do well.
'Charles started this leg in the lead with £391.96p.
'He's parted with £145 and is offering up five lots.
'Christina began with £229.20p
'and has also bought five items, at a cost of £127.
'Today's auction is in the room, over the phone and online,
'so take it away, Jonathan.
'First up is Christina and her silver-plated dog.'
£20 on the net. Any advance on 20?
-Where'd that come from?
Any advance on 20 in the room? 22 on the net.
-Well done. I don't believe this.
-All finished at £28...?
'That profit will keep you out of the doghouse for a while, Christina.
'Can Charles also rack up a profit with his first lot of the day?'
Bids there at £28.
At 28. 30. £32? On the net at 32.
At £36 on the net. Any advance in the room? At £36...
'Do sit still, Charles.'
-..At 40, £40.
42 on the phone! At £42, then. Sell away at 42...
'After all the time he took to find it,
'his £2 profit will be wiped out by auction house costs.
'Back to Christina.
'Will her horsey Italian jug see her galloping into profit?'
£10 on the net. £10 on the internet. Any advance in the room...?
-They don't like my jug.
-It's a profit.
-They don't like my jug.
-It's a profit, though, isn't it?
-You're warming up still.
-OK. I'd better warm up quickly.
'as most of that small profit will be eaten up in costs.
'Charles again, now,
'with his late 18th-century pine peat bucket.'
£25. 26. At 26. 30.
-£30. Five. 40.
Five. 50. £50. Any advance on 50?
'There's a bucket-load of profit there for you, Charles. Well done.
'Can Christina follow suit with the Art Nouveau silver buttons?'
£28. £30. 32.
34. 36. 38. 40.
42. 44. 46.
£46 on the net. 48. 50.
Five. 60. Five.
At £65. Any advance in the room?
'Ah! It's a blow, with a £10 loss.
'Staying with silver,
'can her pepperette sprinkle her with profit?'
Starting off at 28. 30. 32. 34. 36.
-At £36. 38. 40.
-You're in profit.
-At £40. 42. 44...
'A lot of interest here, Christina.'
..Five. 60. Five. 70. 75.
One more! Go 88.
Thank you anyway, madam.
£90, are we all sure?
'£51 profit on the pepperette!
'That's not to be sneezed at! Ha!
'Over to Charles and his crocus pattern pottery bowl.'
-£10. Any advance on ten?
-It's lovely, in perfect condition.
-£12. 14 on the net.
Sell away at 20...
-It's one of mine. Thanks.
-No-one would have guessed(!)
'It may be in perfect condition, but it's breaking even.
'No profits here, Charles.
'Next is Charles's tea and coffee set, circa 1930.'
£50 bid on the net. 55.
-Keep going, boy.
-£80 on the net.
-It's going to sell. £80...
'Cor! He's doubled his money with that lot.
'Will Christina's carpet bowls help her roll into bigger profits?'
Tenner at the back. £10. Gent's bid at ten.
At £10. Any advance on ten?
12 on the net. 14.
No further interest.
-No interest at all...
-Get on with it!
-Are we all sure?
-Bring that gavel down!
'Another £9 in the bank, Christina.
'Last up is Charles, with his Ruskin stoneware bowl.
'Can he capitalise on its good condition?'
-Nice thing this.
-It IS a good thing.
-Start it off at £100.
Go on, boy! We're riding!
-Keep going, boy.
-£170, all finished...?
'It's a cracker! £145 profit. Wow!'
-That was absolutely phenomenal.
-Can't believe it. Thank you.
'You are out of this world, Charles, with two auction wins in a row.
'Christina Trevanion started with £229.20p.
'After auction costs, she's made a profit of £42.74p,
'which makes her total for the next round...
'But, having started with £391.96p,
'Charles Hanson has made a hefty profit, of £151.84p after costs,
'increasing his lead and giving him £543.80p
'to flash on the next leg.'
-Shall I drive?
-Yes, why not?
You've made such a phenomenal profit. I'm slightly in shock still.
-I literally cannot believe it.
-I love Lytham!
-I bet you do.
Long live Lytham.
-Let's go. On to Leeds.
-Off we go.
-'Next on Antiques Road Trip...'
'..a knight in shining armour...'
I feel underdressed. I feel open to damage.
'..and a damsel in distress.'
-I don't like spiders!
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