Episode 4 Antiques Road Trip


Episode 4

Antiques experts Charles Hanson and Christina Trevanion begin in Leeds, Yorkshire, before heading through Shipley and Skipton and ending up at an auction in Penrith, Cumbria.


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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts with £200 each,

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a classic car and a goal - to scour Britain for antiques.

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Going, going, gone!

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I think I've fallen in love with a brick!

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The aim, to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat!

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Yes!

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There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.

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I feel antiqued out!

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So will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?

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-GEARS CRUNCH

-Charlie!

-Sorry about that!

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This is the Antiques Road Trip.

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Yeah!

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It's the fourth leg of our titanic tussle in a 1969 Morris Minor

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between Road Trip new recruit Christina Trevanion

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and gangly grandmaster Charles Hanson

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Have you ever won a Road Trip before?

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-I've only ever lost one, darling!

-Oh, really?

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-I never knew that!

-I've played six, lost one.

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Crikey, Christina! I bet you wish you hadn't asked.

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Still, our auctioneer and Shropshire lass is giving as good as she gets.

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And the contents?

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-Ooh, no!

-No?

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Charles from Derbyshire might be prone to the odd spill...

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-How much is it?

-It's £25.

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-Don't throw it about!

-Sorry about that.

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But when it comes to bargains her fellow gavel wielder has a very keen eye,

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and after suffering an early setback he stormed into the lead.

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-£170!

-Yes! I won that!

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Charles began with £200 and after three trips to auction

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he's increased that to an entirely laudable...

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Christina also started out with £200

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and so far she's acquired a respectable...

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But a long way behind.

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I think you've got to play dangerous. I think you've got to...

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I'm either going to lose it all or lose it all.

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Chin up, Christina!

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Our experts embarked from Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire,

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before weaving over 600 miles through the North of England

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to conclude at Cobridge in the Potteries.

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Today, they'll kick off in Leeds, Yorkshire,

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before heading north to a thrilling auction at Penrith in Cumbria.

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But to start, Charles has brought Christina to the scene of one of the greatest sporting comebacks

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of all time, Headingley Cricket Ground.

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-This is phenomenal.

-Just look at this, Christina.

-Wowee!

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-This is any English gentleman's paradise.

-Is it?

-Yeah.

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-When you look up at that wicket...

-Yeah?

-..Look at that green...

-Yeah?

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..What are your tactics if you're talking sport and cricket?

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If I was... Well, I'm not really a cricket fan, I have to be honest,

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-but I'm going to have to be quite clever because you're way out ahead of me.

-Get out of it!

-You are!

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-If you're on the ground, it's four runs, if you go over me, it's six.

-Right.

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-OK?

-OK.

-So go for a six.

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I will! I am going to go for a six! Can you do a twelve?

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Er...no.

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That didn't go well. Good job we're only talking about cricket rather than actually playing it!

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-Madam.

-Thank you very much.

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-Your driver will depart.

-See you later.

-Go for it.

-Bye.

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But when it comes to the great crease of life,

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I'm sure Christina will be straight on to the front foot.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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-I'm Christina.

-I'm Pete.

-Pete, nice to meet you, Pete.

-Nice to meet you, Christina.

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This looks very exciting.

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Lots of furniture, I see.

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More besides...

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-There's a bit more down there.

-Show me round, Pete, show me your empire.

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-Bit more furniture.

-Bit more furniture in here.

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This could be quite a task.

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I've only got £271 to spend.

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-And he's come up with something really golden.

-Oh, Lordy!

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Oh, look!

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Somebody's bear.

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Well, he used to be golden! Quite some time ago, though...

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He's certainly well loved.

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He's got very much replaced pads and paws all over the place

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which bear collectors are not going to like.

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The search goes on.

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It's amazing what you can come up with.

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Oh! There's a big spider in there!

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Ooooh! I don't like spiders.

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Maybe it's time to consult Pete.

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There's this dressing table.

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-It's got this sort of tambour...

-Yes, they're little tambour...

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Tops.

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Ooh!

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Ow!

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They're vicious!

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I don't think we're seeing it at its best.

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So what's that sort of money?

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45.

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£45.

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It's a big lump.

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That's what concerns me. It's a big bit of furniture.

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Not many people could accommodate it in their homes,

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but there's something about it that I just quite like.

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And what would that be, Christina?

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£20?

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-35.

-Come on, Pete.

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30.

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-Oh, go on, it gives me a fighting...

-25 and that's that.

-It gives me a fighting chance at £20.

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-OK, 20. It's done.

-Yeah?

-OK, yeah.

-Pete, you're a legend. Thank you.

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It's either going to be brilliant or it's going to bomb spectacularly,

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and I think it's probably going to be the latter.

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Possibly, but isn't it staggering that you can pick up a substantial piece of furniture for just £20?

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Now, here's Charles, padded up and ready for his first delivery.

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-Good morning, sir.

-Good morning.

-How are you?

-Fine.

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-I'm Charles Hanson.

-I'm John.

-Good to see you, John.

-Welcome to our emporium.

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Now, something tells me there'll be no boundaries at Swiss Cottage either,

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but in this game it's all about responding to whatever life delivers.

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Is there anything here, John, that's quite quirky, that's quite different, that's quite...radical?

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Bull's head, if you want quirky.

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Golly! It's an old one, isn't it, the bull's head. Tell me where it came from?

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A butcher's, an old-style butcher's.

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-This bull's head, I would have thought, would date to what 1910, 1920...

-Something like that.

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It's Edwardian, it's George V, that typical shield back is very Edwardian.

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He's a bit tired, isn't he? He's been a bit moth-eaten.

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-But it's got a big price, hasn't it? 350.

-It's a big price, yes.

-Yeah.

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What's the very best, John, if our horns were locked at 350?

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-At 300 we'd come down...

-Look at me.

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-300 we'd come down...

-That's the very best, is it?

-Yes.

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This bull's head could rear its ugly face and make £400,

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but it could happily make £100.

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And I would be taking too much of a gamble at £300. I'll leave it.

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Never mind! There's plenty more wildlife to be spotted around here.

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And they're nice up there.

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These red leaping deer capture the art deco, and that's really nice.

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This is a vase that goes with it.

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And there we are. They're made by Crown Devon.

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And Crown Devon were a really forward-thinking art deco manufacturer.

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They're all been priced individually. It's just a lovely ensemble.

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And probably a bit out of my price range. £175 and actually I would want the whole lot going together

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as one bundle of art deco joy.

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-Hi, John.

-Hiya.

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What would be your best price for the famous five?

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Er...

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-110.

-110.

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The only concern is if it's a general sale and it's a real bric-a-brac affair...

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-It's all there.

-They might get lost.

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I'm going to think about it. £110 is a really good offer,

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but I need to be really sure about it.

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Hang on! He's off. Charles is having his usual trouble, though, getting started, it seems.

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Christina, meanwhile, has left town with Morris.

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Whoo!

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Motoring from Leeds over to Shipley...

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..and the historic Victorian village of Saltaire.

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It's really lovely, look!

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She's not here for the World Heritage site, though...

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Hi.

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-Are you Malcolm?

-I am, yes.

-Hi, Malcolm.

-Nice to meet you.

-I'm Christina, very nice to meet you.

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-Nice to meet you too.

-This is amazing.

-Oh, yes. It's a treasure trove.

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Malcolm's establishment on the third floor of an old textile mill has a bit of everything.

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Not that that always helps!

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Mr Bond, I've been expecting you.

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Boggled and perhaps a trifle regretful about that dressing table, she's called the auctioneer.

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What about furniture?

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Ouch!

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Right, OK.

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OK.

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Well, no more furniture, then, certainly.

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I love that! Look at that! How cool is that?

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Chrome set of aeroplane cruets. That's awesome.

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Practical too.

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-You're looking at this?

-Yes, please.

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I think it's quite fun.

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I mean, I think it's terrible. It's obviously in very bad condition and not worth that at all.

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I know that ploy.

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So the ticket price is...

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-£68.

-Right.

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I'll have to ring him, but I can normally work up to 10%.

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-So that's £6.80.

-But I'd...

-That's £60-ish.

-Well, I'd say £60.

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But I can also ring and see if I can squeeze a bit more out.

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That would be amazing. Especially as a lot of the chrome is peeling on there.

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-It's an unusual thing, isn't it?

-No!

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-I see them every day!

-Do you? Oh, right. You can get me another one, then!

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-I'll go and ask.

-Thanks.

-I'll come back.

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Obviously you'd want it in good condition.

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When you're buying something you want it is as best condition as you can get.

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So to have that bubbling in sight, it would detract from the value.

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Yeah, it's a bit mottled.

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But I think it looks very art deco. It's also got a registered number

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on the back there which is a good sign.

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But it's just a bit of fun, isn't it?

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He's back.

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-Can't get hold of him.

-Oh!

-So...

-Oh?

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I will...

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I'll do it at...

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Yes?

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..56.

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Mmm.

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-56? That's your absolute maximum?

-It is.

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Because what I'm doing is taking the commission off.

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-I'm asking for blood, aren't I?

-You are.

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And I can't give you it.

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-You can ask your mother.

-Is there any leverage on about £50?

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I'm prepared to let it go at 50, but that's the best I can do.

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OK. So £50.

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I like it.

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-Why not have it? What are you whispering for?

-I don't know!

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Oh, go on, then! £50.

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-All right, lovely.

-Brilliant. Thank you very much.

-You're welcome.

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Let's go for it.

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But while Christina's been busy making her first buy, Charles has headed for the centre of Leeds,

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where, down on the waterfront, further along the River Aire,

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is a museum dedicated to arms and armour.

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-And you must be...

-I'm Karen.

-Karen. Charles Hanson.

-Lovely to meet you, Charles.

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Welcome to the Armouries.

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This impressive building displays the National Collection.

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It all started out in the Tower of London, but the huge space here can display over 8,500 objects

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and Charles is in for a behind-the-scenes treat.

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What's was this armour's serving purpose? Was it protection?

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A combination of saving your life and, at the same time, looking good.

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Is this OK for you in a more contemporary way?

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Yes, and he's got form too, having snapped up a suit earlier this trip.

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The museum has items like this lobster-tail helmet from the Civil War,

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but Charles is here to see the much fancier tournament sword.

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These were the jousts that began in the Middle Ages and soon became a highly dangerous spectator sport.

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Henry VIII was very keen, but so were other European monarchs.

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This one here is one of the jewels of our collection.

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This armour here's got a breastplate, a back plate, a neck plate

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-and full articulating arm defences. You can see how you can move.

-Yeah.

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-What age is this?

-Precisely, and you don't often get a chance to say that, 1591.

-It's not? It's not?

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Sophie, Electress of Saxony, wants to give her husband Christian

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the best Christmas present ever,

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and she orders him a suite of 12 of these.

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It was a way of showing yourself.

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I actually think that's why Henry VIII was so well-known as a physical presence

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was because he showed himself at tournaments.

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King Henry became so enthusiastic about jousting that he hired German craftsmen

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to create his own armoury in Greenwich,

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making plate of increasing thickness.

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I feel fairly underdressed, I feel quite open to damage.

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You need some extra bits.

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This is to protect your face.

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Because this is the most vulnerable area, this is the area you're going to be hit.

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I'm jousting in what year in this?

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You're jousting in about the 1580s, 1590s.

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-In England?

-In England.

-So this is an English-made jousting outfit?

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-English-made jousting outfit.

-I feel very humble to wear this.

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And for sir's tootsies?

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These are the steel feet of Henry VIII.

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-Worn by Henry VIII?

-Worn by Henry VIII.

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-I can't believe it.

-You can flex it.

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It's just amazing. So, essentially, Karen, they were worn like that, were they?

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Yeah. Absolutely.

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-So I'm actually walking...

-You're walking in Henry VIII's footsteps.

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That's just incredible.

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But these shoes are by no means the only items of armour that once belonged to Henry here.

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There's a complete suit, for example, made for the young king at a very famous joust.

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Well, here we are in the Tournament Gallery

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and I'm going to show you an armour for Henry VIII made for him when he was a young man, still in his 20s.

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It was made for him to wear at the Field of Cloth of Gold tournament...

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-Gosh!

-..A magnificent tournament that was held between himself and King Francis I of France

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in 1520. It became the byword for luxury and extravagance.

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He is almost invincible. He was Henry VIII, he was invincible.

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And I'm thinking, how can I prod him? Where can I take a hit?

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You're never going to get into this armour, I can tell you.

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Every single plate locks into every other. It does however weight 94 lbs, so it's very heavy.

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I've got to be Christina's knight in shining armour,

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and seeing Henry VIII, King Henry from 1520, what are your tips for me?

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I think you've got everything it needs, because I can see you've got a chivalrous nature.

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I think Karen's got a bit of a soft spot for our Charles!

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But I've heard that the knights of old did sing a fair bit.

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-Can you yodel?

-No.

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-It just makes you want to sing.

-It does.

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-# The hills are alive...

-..With the sound of music... #

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-SHE CONTINUES

-Quite.

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-# Those songs I shall sing...

-La-la-la...

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-# For a thousand years...

-La-la-la... #

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Anyone would think this wasn't a Road Trip competition at all!

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Nighty-night, you two!

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Next morning, Christina learns the truth about Charles.

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-So did you buy anything yesterday?

-No comment.

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-You're not allowed to tell me?

-I can't tell you.

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-But surely you can tell me whether you bought something?

-If I tell you, you'd know the truth,

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-I would feel under more pressure, so that's a clue.

-So you haven't?

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Maybe not.

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Yes...

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After not spending a penny in Yorkshire so far, Charles still has an awful lot of cash left,

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£543.80, to be precise.

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I'm going mad, but I quite like it.

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While Christina has so far bought a 1960s dressing table and a salt-and-pepper set for £70,

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leaving her with £201.94 at her disposal.

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It's either going to be brilliant or it's going to bomb spectacularly.

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Later they're making for the auction in Penrith,

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but our next stop is Skipton.

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This historic market town is famous for its castle and mills,

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although it's a lesser-known fact that Skipton was also the site of prisoner-of-war camps

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during both World Wars.

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Nowadays, one of those is a caravan park!

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-There's a parking space there.

-Wash House Antiques. It's tiny!

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It's tiny!

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-It looks packed to the rafters.

-They say small is beautiful, don't they?

-They certainly do.

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So what we can do is we can go with a hop, a skip and a jump!

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See you later.

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Now, Charles, Skipton has little to do with skipping.

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-Good morning.

-Good morning, Charles.

-How are you?

-Fine, thank you.

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-What a wonderful shop you have.

-Thank you.

-I'm Charles and you're the lady in tweed.

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-I'm Samantha.

-Hi, Samantha. Good to see you.

-Hello.

-Are you a Yorkshire lady?

-I am, yes.

-Fine.

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I think the tweed has definitely put him in the mood,

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plus of course the contents of Samantha's fine little shop.

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-That's a nice gavel, isn't it?

-Yes.

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As an auctioneer, you always want to sell objects with a gavel that's tactile,

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and this is light, has a lovely feel,

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-and it's probably what, 1920s?

-Right.

-Nice gavel, isn't it?

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-I shall think about it.

-That would do the job.

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-It could be going, going, gone if the price is right.

-All right.

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That's a nice box as well, isn't it?

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I think that's a really beautiful box.

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-It has got a little issue in that it's missing a little bit of the foot there.

-Yeah.

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I love this box because the detail is so good,

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and furthermore it has a lovely feel, has a nice mellow colour,

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and it's just a pretty box.

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-Circa 1880. How much is that?

-Have I not put a price...?

-No price.

-Oh!

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Is it a freebie?

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-Is it a freebie?

-Well, no...

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It could be very cheap!

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-Not quite free, Charles, but it could be very reasonable.

-Yeah.

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-If I were to say £15...

-£15. It's food for thought.

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He's giving the shop a thorough examination!

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In the corner over there is a really nice oil lamp, the one with the... is it a ram's horn?

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-Right. It's actually a Victorian put-together.

-A made-up.

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-And it's actually an electric lamp now.

-Oh, is it?

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-Obviously for the purpose of auction we would have to have it PAT tested.

-Yes.

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Check the leccy is in order for public sale and use.

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I just think somebody might enjoy it for what is it.

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It's a bit of a drama queen by appearance.

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What would it cost me to buy?

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If I was to say 35...

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-What I might do is come back to you with an offer for maybe two, three or even four items.

-Right.

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-Is that OK with you?

-Fine, yeah. I'll see what I can do.

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Thanks, Samantha. You could be my great redeemer!

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Come on, Charles, let's see the colour of your cash!

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Now, what about your travelling companion?

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My name's Christina.

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-I'm June.

-June. Nice to meet you, June.

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-Hi. And you are...

-Melanie.

-Melanie. And you're my ladies for today.

-We are.

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Brilliant.

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Well, it's nice to have plenty of help.

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-Brilliant. This building's phenomenal, isn't it? The old foundry.

-Yeah.

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Quite a place too.

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Oh, gosh, we're going up again...

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-Up again.

-Right, OK.

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Lots of choice, but with very few dealers around,

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so she'll need all the advice that Melanie and June can supply.

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I have dealings with this dealer.

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-I know exactly what she'll do in the end.

-OK, brilliant.

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OK, that's great.

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Ah, now, that could be handy.

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Well, I think we might go for a bit of a group lot.

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Nice picture frame.

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That's quite nice, isn't it? That's London 1984.

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£55 on that.

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Well, that's quite nice, isn't it?

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That's nice with the patterned glass.

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We've got D&F which is Deakin and Francis, and then Birmingham

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-and...is that 1919?

-Yes.

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The toilet jar is £50.

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-What about the scent bottle?

-That's rather nice.

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This is fast work!

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That's got a nice star-cut base

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which you would expect of a slightly better quality piece.

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-But it stands nice, though, doesn't it?

-Yeah it does.

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The scent bottle is £35.

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If we were to hypothetically say this group, what do you think on that?

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We'll say £90.

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I'm thinking more probably along the region of maybe £70 for the group.

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Well, go to 80. 80's my best offer.

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-80?

-Yeah.

-I will go for that 80, because I think that's very fair.

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It's very fair and thank you very much. Grand. Thank you.

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Speedy! Now, the last time we saw Charles he had quite a heap of stuff too. Any news?

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The last item I'm going to sort of remark upon are the two birds. Tell me about them.

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I've had this some time, but I seem to recollect when I bought it that the lady said it was a Russian one...

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Da!

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-It's quite sweet, isn't it?

-Whether it is... Now, this one, I'm sure, is a modern one.

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-That one, I think has some age.

-Yeah, this is quite a quirky toy.

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But who knows? He might just fly away at auction.

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There doesn't seem to be a key for the clockwork.

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Hello! What's your name?

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Though, fortunately, Charles can supply all the energy required.

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What am I worth? A fiver? A fiver?

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Silly boy! Now, any danger of a deal?

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If I bought our four items, could you work a price out for me?

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-Looking at the individual prices, it would be totting up to £90.

-Right.

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I could trim it down to 50.

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I would love to really buy the group for about £40.

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The big oil lamp would be £20, the gavel and the box, 15,

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and then the two birds would be £5.

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Well, it's not something I would usually do, but in this case I think we can end it at that, then.

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-Are you sure?

-Yes.

-Can I raise my gavel?

-Yes.

0:22:220:22:25

-Going, going...

-Gone.

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Sold! £40.

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Thank you very much.

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Just as I go and say au revoir...

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Aye-aye?

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That bookcase over there, Globe-Wernicke, early 20th century...

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-and it appears to be in good condition...

-It is, it is in good condition.

-Could it be a goer?

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Hang on! This is turning into quite an outing!

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I think it's a real popular item.

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I think it's one of those pieces of furniture that's really in at the moment.

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Globe-Wernicke, founded in the USA during the late 19th century,

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patented the expanding bookcase, whereby units of different depth and height could be fitted together.

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They're now highly collectable.

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What's your rock-bottom price?

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-I think for that I would have to stick with £100.

-£100?

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The very, very best I could do would be 95. I definitely couldn't move below that.

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I think at £95 I shall say...

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I'll take it. Thank you very much. I'm going to take it. £95.

0:23:260:23:29

I'm over the moon.

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That is impressive, Charles!

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So after yesterday's draught, now the flood.

0:23:320:23:35

Back at the Antique Centre, Christina's finally got hold of a dealer.

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What about some photographs from the Beeching era?

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-Are they railway photographs?

-Yes, they came out of a clearance I did from an ex-train driver.

-Right.

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So they were all his snaps just after Beeching which is the time a lot of the railway stations disappeared.

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So there's a good little bit of history from the mid-'60s.

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And then lots of disused stations...

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some of them actually with the track taken up as well, so a bit later.

0:24:010:24:06

-But all the lovely old signal boxes...

-All abandoned.

-..And things like that.

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Quite a few stations.

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-Gosh! It is a very specialist market, though, isn't it?

-It is.

0:24:110:24:14

-But if you found that right market.

-Yeah.

0:24:140:24:16

-What have you got on these, then?

-Asking sort of 38 for the whole lot.

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I'm just concerned that they could be the kind of thing that makes a couple of quid at auction

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-or they could make quite a lot of money.

-Yeah.

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I would be happy to get these in the sort of £15-20 region.

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I think maybe sort of, like, 35, maybe 30 would be the best, really.

0:24:360:24:41

I think they're fascinating, but I don't know how many other people will think they're fascinating.

0:24:410:24:45

Yeah. There's lots of chaps love this sort of stuff.

0:24:450:24:48

You'll be fine, honestly!

0:24:480:24:50

Seb's got a point, Christina.

0:24:500:24:52

Give me £26 and we have a deal.

0:24:520:24:54

-Shall we go 25?

-Yeah, let's go 25, then.

-Yeah?

-OK?

0:24:540:24:57

-OK, 25.

-Thank you.

-Thank you. I think those are quite interesting.

-Yeah, they're good fun.

0:24:570:25:02

-Completely not what I would usually buy, but maybe that's where I've been going wrong!

-Yes.

0:25:020:25:06

These do seem to be a bit of a bargain. Remember she's still got about £100 left.

0:25:070:25:12

Now, anything else?

0:25:120:25:13

-What are those prints over there?

-Fashion prints, yeah.

-1940s.

0:25:130:25:18

-They're rather lovely, aren't they?

-Yeah, original frames as well.

0:25:180:25:21

Original parcel tape?

0:25:210:25:23

Yeah, absolutely, yeah!

0:25:230:25:25

I think they've got a lot of style

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with these sort of slightly demure colours,

0:25:270:25:29

but that's what ladies were going for, slightly higher hemlines.

0:25:290:25:32

I mean, this art deco look is very, very trendy at the moment.

0:25:320:25:35

But this price... Is that £18 for the two or each?

0:25:350:25:38

Each at the moment.

0:25:380:25:40

What about...? You're going to hate me.

0:25:410:25:44

-How much am I going to hate you?

-Quite a lot.

0:25:450:25:47

What about £15 the pair?

0:25:470:25:50

-The pair?

-Yes.

0:25:510:25:52

-15's too low.

-OK. What's your absolute, absolute minimum?

0:25:520:25:56

I'm thinking sort of 24.

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-24 for the pair?

-For the pair. And the frames, of course, as well as the prints.

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-Well, I would hope that you'd throw the frames in!

-You know!

0:26:020:26:05

What about £20 for the pair?

0:26:050:26:07

I'm going to let you have them for 20, OK?

0:26:080:26:10

-OK, you've got a deal.

-OK. Well done.

-You're a star. Thank you.

-Thank you. £20.

0:26:100:26:14

Well done, Skipton. Quite a haul for them both,

0:26:140:26:17

that explains the very good mood in the Morris, I presume.

0:26:170:26:20

Whee!

0:26:210:26:23

They're now motoring south and west across the Lancashire border

0:26:250:26:28

from Skipton to Burnley.

0:26:280:26:30

Just...

0:26:310:26:32

It's almost like being in a Flintstone car.

0:26:320:26:35

Who was the lady in the Flintstones who had ginger hair? Was it Alma?

0:26:350:26:39

"Wilma!" actually, Charles.

0:26:390:26:42

Shall we just open the footwell and I'll pedal?

0:26:420:26:45

Yabba dabba doo!

0:26:450:26:48

Burnley, of course, bears little resemblance to the town of Bedrock,

0:26:490:26:52

certainly since it sped into the industrial age during the 18th and 19th centuries,

0:26:520:26:58

becoming one of the world's largest manufacturers of cotton cloth.

0:26:580:27:02

Looks like this establishment works on a fairly industrial scale too.

0:27:060:27:10

Off you go, then, Charles. Good luck.

0:27:100:27:12

He's still got an awful lot of cash to spend at Karlen Antiques.

0:27:140:27:18

So what will take his fancy, eh?

0:27:180:27:21

Retro pottery?

0:27:220:27:23

Come over here, Sharon.

0:27:230:27:25

This is quite nice.

0:27:250:27:26

Look at that for design.

0:27:260:27:29

-That to me...is it Midwinter?

-It is.

-It is Midwinter...

-And it's cheap.

0:27:290:27:33

Is it cheap? Oh, Sharon, you're talking my language now.

0:27:330:27:37

-Are these little soup bowls or...?

-They're soup bowls, I would say.

0:27:370:27:40

-We'll put those up there.

-They look quite sweet.

-Yeah, they do look sweet.

0:27:400:27:44

Is it the '50s or '60s?

0:27:440:27:46

I think probably more like '60s. But does it matter?

0:27:460:27:48

-You know, if you're a swinger and you like the '60s, that's fine, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:27:480:27:52

If I said to you, what's the very best on that little ensemble, what would you tell me?

0:27:520:27:57

-Only because it's you and I know you need to make money...

-Sharon! I'm in need.

0:27:570:27:59

-We're talking £10.

-Oh, my God, Sharon! Don't do that to me, Sharon!

0:27:590:28:04

-I like your little doll here. That's quite nice.

-Dream baby, that one is.

-Yeah.

0:28:040:28:08

-I used to...

-How much could she be?

0:28:080:28:11

What is she on there? 22.

0:28:110:28:14

£12.

0:28:140:28:15

She can't help herself.

0:28:150:28:17

He'll find it difficult to spend much here.

0:28:170:28:19

What about this hat, sweetheart?

0:28:190:28:21

This is '60s.

0:28:210:28:23

-It is, isn't it?

-It is, isn't it?

0:28:230:28:25

The right lady...it's very Audrey Hepburn, do you not think?

0:28:250:28:29

Can you put it on for me? I can't model it.

0:28:290:28:31

I just don't think I'll do it justice.

0:28:310:28:34

Oh, I say! No, you do.

0:28:340:28:36

-That pretty young lady!

-It's got to go. How much is it?

0:28:360:28:39

-£5.

-£5.

0:28:390:28:41

Is he buying all of it?

0:28:410:28:43

What's the best price on the whole lot?

0:28:430:28:47

20 for all the lot there. I think that's a real bargain.

0:28:470:28:50

Can you see the little glass dish there with the bull's-eye?

0:28:500:28:53

-Oh, yes, that one there.

-You can throw that in.

-I just can't say no to you!

0:28:530:28:57

I just can't say no!

0:28:570:28:58

You know, if that's OK with you, I'm going to say yes.

0:28:580:29:01

-Yes, well, I'm really happy! Let's shake on it quickly!

-Are you sure?

0:29:010:29:03

That's done. Thank you very much. Give us a kiss. Thank you.

0:29:030:29:07

So Charles is now done shopping with almost £400 still in his pocket.

0:29:080:29:13

While blissfully unaware of just how cash rich her rival is, Christina's still at the wheel,

0:29:140:29:19

slipping out of Burnley and down to Cliviger.

0:29:190:29:23

Now, do you remember the salt-and-pepper set Christina acquired yesterday?

0:29:240:29:29

Well, she's about to visit someone who's filled her home with such treasures.

0:29:290:29:33

-Hello!

-How do you do? Come in.

0:29:340:29:37

-I'm Christina.

-And I'm Christine.

-Oh, there we go.

0:29:370:29:40

Oh, my goodness! Oh, my goodness! It goes on and on and on.

0:29:410:29:45

Oh, my goodness! Christine, this is phenomenal.

0:29:460:29:49

# Shake your money maker... #

0:29:490:29:51

Over the course of 30 years, Christine has acquired 2,830 salt-and-pepper sets

0:29:510:29:58

and shows no sign of wanting to shake the habit just yet.

0:29:580:30:02

But every collection starts with just one.

0:30:020:30:05

-I was doing an antiques fair in Harrogate with a friend...

-Mmm?

0:30:050:30:08

And there was a stall of Carlton Ware which I love.

0:30:080:30:12

But the only thing I could afford on the stall was the condiment set.

0:30:120:30:16

-Oh, this is the first one?

-This is the very first one.

0:30:160:30:18

This is the first one that you bought ever?

0:30:180:30:20

-Tell me how this flourished into...

-This.

-..This.

0:30:200:30:25

I wasn't looking for something to collect, because I don't think that's what happens.

0:30:250:30:30

-They look for you!

-Right.

-They find you.

0:30:300:30:32

-Which is your favourite?

-This one.

0:30:320:30:34

# All the little pigs they grunt and howl

0:30:360:30:38

# The cats meow, the dogs bow-wow

0:30:380:30:40

# Everybody makes some row

0:30:400:30:42

# Down on Jollity Farm... #

0:30:420:30:44

Salt's been a valuable commodity throughout human history and pepper is the world's most traded spice.

0:30:440:30:50

Plus with just about all the major potteries having dabbled in cruets,

0:30:500:30:55

they're naturally attractive to collectors.

0:30:550:30:57

Is there anything like the Koh-i-Noor of the salt-and-pepper world?

0:30:570:31:02

Is there anything that you would really, really like to find?

0:31:020:31:05

-Dickens characters.

-Salt-and-peppers?

0:31:050:31:08

Oh, they've got to be salt-and-peppers, yes. I manage to keep to that now.

0:31:080:31:11

Except occasionally I buy a sugar sifter.

0:31:110:31:14

-Or a teapot...or a biscuit barrel...

-But it's similar.

0:31:150:31:18

# Well, get out in that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans... #

0:31:200:31:24

The 2,830 and counting salt-and-pepper sets are themed around Christine's home.

0:31:250:31:32

The kitchen is home to anything that might conceivably relate to eating and food.

0:31:320:31:37

Must get in the way of cooking, though!

0:31:370:31:39

Whilst her office is populated by sports, occupations and travel.

0:31:430:31:48

# ..Shake, rattle and roll... #

0:31:480:31:50

-A lot of salt-and-peppers are souvenirs.

-Right.

0:31:500:31:54

-It's one of the things I really like about them, I like souvenirs.

-Yeah.

0:31:540:31:57

I like to buy something when I've been somewhere.

0:31:570:32:00

-To take home with you to remind you of that place?

-Yes.

0:32:000:32:02

-So can you remember where you bought everything?

-Yes.

0:32:020:32:05

-You've obviously got an incredible memory!

-Not bad.

0:32:050:32:09

That's quite something!

0:32:090:32:10

Especially when your entire house is salt-and-peppered!

0:32:110:32:14

# It's the time of the season... #

0:32:140:32:18

Even Christine's bathroom has a seasonal theme,

0:32:180:32:21

with just about every watery variation thoroughly explored.

0:32:210:32:25

-Shells! Of course you can have shells in the bathroom!

-Yes.

0:32:250:32:28

-And penguins.

-Yes.

-And boats.

-Yes.

0:32:280:32:31

-And ice creams!

-Isn't that one nice?

-I love that one.

0:32:310:32:36

It's brilliant, very kitsch.

0:32:360:32:37

Christine, I love your collection. It is fantastically eccentric

0:32:370:32:41

and I think it's wonderfully British.

0:32:410:32:43

And I think it's about to get a bit bigger.

0:32:430:32:45

-Are you ready for this?

-I am.

-Not one...

0:32:450:32:48

..but two!

0:32:500:32:52

-Oh, I say!

-Antiques Road Trip salt-and-pepper!

0:32:520:32:55

-That's fabulous.

-Totally unique and yours.

-Thank you.

0:32:550:32:58

Thank you so much.

0:32:580:32:59

# Salt'n'Pepa's here... #

0:33:020:33:04

Now, let's have a look at what our two have salted away.

0:33:070:33:10

-It's really very fragile, Hanson, so be really careful.

-Oh, that's cool! Wow!

0:33:100:33:14

-Christina...

-This I love!

-Do you really?

-Yeah!

0:33:140:33:18

Shame about the shade.

0:33:180:33:20

-So you've got a Globe-Wernicke bookcase...

-Yes.

-OK, like that. What did you pay for that?

0:33:200:33:24

What's it worth?

0:33:240:33:25

-Well, they used to be £100-150, didn't they?

-Yeah.

0:33:250:33:29

It cost me £95.

0:33:290:33:32

-OK.

-So it wasn't cheap and you're spot-on low estimate.

0:33:320:33:34

And then you got some china.

0:33:340:33:35

Much more than that, Christina!

0:33:350:33:37

Yeah, that's my bundle of joy over there. An Armand Marseille bisque-head baby,

0:33:370:33:41

a hat that I thought would really suit you...

0:33:410:33:44

-Ooh!

-This is 1960s, darling.

-It looks whoo!

0:33:440:33:47

And the lady who sold it to me said... That's just gorgeous.

0:33:470:33:51

-Oh, I love it!

-You know what? You've got style.

-That is special.

-Isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:33:510:33:55

You get the 1960s retro Midwinter,

0:33:550:33:58

and Sharon the stallholder also threw me in an ashtray.

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Now, follow that, Christina!

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OK, ready...three, two, one...go!

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Oh, wow! Oh, my gosh, it's bright!

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Do you know...? I like!

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Seems a lot shinier than when we last saw it.

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Some spit and polish perhaps.

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-It was totally out of vogue, wasn't it?

-It was.

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-And now I think the market is coming for it. It's really...

-I like it.

-A 20th-century antique.

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-It's for the 21st century.

-I'm going to do one thing.

-Yeah.

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Nice.

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What I also like and what I was looking for was something of novelty.

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-I love this.

-And it's a cruet set.

-I hope it wasn't too cheap.

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-No, it cost me 50, though.

-That's cheap.

-Well, no...

-No, I like it.

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-And over there, you've got a nice collection...

-Of railway photographs.

-Nice.

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If you're that way inclined.

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-Well...

-Do you know? It could be an interesting race.

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-It'll be very interesting. Good luck.

-Good luck. Can't wait. Good luck.

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Well done, partner, well done.

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Partner? What do they really think?

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Mine were quite cheap, Christina's bought quality, but they've come at expense.

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I love the bookcase. I love the lamp. I think those are really quirky.

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Look at the ducks! I've a feeling I'm going to be out for a duck...again!

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She's really gambled hard, she's going for it, and go, girl, go, girl!

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Come and catch me if you can!

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After starting out in Yorkshire, at Leeds,

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before heading over to Lancashire,

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this leg of our trip concludes

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at an auction in the Cumbrian town of Penrith.

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Look at this. It's lovely, isn't it, Christina?

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-Really sweet.

-It's so pretty.

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Penrith is blessed with a large number of wells

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and the town's good fortune was once marked by pagan-inspired well-dressing ceremonies during May.

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-I can pop you here.

-That looks perfect.

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There we are. I can almost roll you out a red carpet on this sunny day.

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Right, good luck.

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I think that Charles is still trying to be a good knight.

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It's Christina's birthday as well, so let's hope that that is a good omen.

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Welcome to Penrith Farmers' & Kidd where at least ten delightful lots are just waiting to be snapped up.

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Let's hear what auctioneer Tom Sergeant makes of them.

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Mixed lot. It is very strange. You'd really need somebody to want everything in that lot,

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but they might see the potential in one of the items, but it is a very varied lot.

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Hardest lot to sell, probably the dressing table.

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Normally we can't sell a whole suite of that, so a dressing table on its own could be a struggle.

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Christina began with £271.94 and she's spent £195 on five auction lots.

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Whilst Charles started out with £543.80 and he has just spent £158

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also on five auction lots.

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Now, you two, attention, please.

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There's an auction underway. Charles' birds go first.

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-Clockwork toys.

-One's working. Come on!

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I've £10 on commission. £10, the bid's with me.

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10. 12. 15.

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-18. 20.

-Keep going.

-£20 bid. At 20.

-They're there, look.

-Keep going.

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20 bid. 22. 25.

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Good lad! Keep going.

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Selling at £25. 350.

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Well, those certainly grabbed the worm!

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What will Penrith make of his next very mixed lot, though?

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Absolutely a perfect lot for this market, isn't it?

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It's a general sale. You want general items.

0:37:240:37:27

-You'll do really well on this.

-Look at me.

0:37:270:37:29

No, you will.

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Armand Marseille doll and the other bits and pieces with that as well.

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Oh, it suits you.

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£10 bid. £10. 12.

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15. 18. 20.

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-22. 22 bid.

-Keep going.

-At 22.

-Cheap.

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22. At 22.

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22. Selling at £22.

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3085.

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Oh, a tiny loss after commission.

0:37:490:37:52

You've got to ride it.

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I'm disappointed. I've fallen off.

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Now for his box and gavel.

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The auctioneer's been casting admiring glances at that one!

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And £10 bid.

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Come on! Keep going!

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10. 12. 15. 15 bid.

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18. 20.

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-Good!

-Go on, you could do with a new gavel!

-Keep going!

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-One more.

-20 I've got.

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22.

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25. Still with me, 25.

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25 and the lady's got it at 25.

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That late spurt has got him a profit.

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-That's a £10 profit.

-Exactly.

-I can't grumble.

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That is properly in the money, isn't it?

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Now for Charles' curious lamp,

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£3 dearer thanks to its PAT test.

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There we are. 20 bid. £20 bid. At 20.

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25. 25 bid.

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-25. 30.

-There's more hands! There's more hands! Come on!

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At 50 bid.

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At 50 bid. At 55. 60. 60 bid.

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At 60. 60 bid for that one.

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-More, more!

-One more!

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At 60.

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-I'm over the moon.

-Well done.

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Remember all the cricket analogies earlier?

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That's a four, I'd say.

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Christina's turn now.

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You just need one item to take off, to ignite, to inspire...

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So will her little silver collection be that very lot?

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Various bids. I've £40 bid.

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£40 bid for the lot. At 40. 45. 50.

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55. 60.

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60 bid. 65.

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-Keep going!

-65. Now with 65.

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65, all done. Selling now at 65.

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621.

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Oh, dear! That's out for a duck, I'd say!

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Minus 15!

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It's my birthday!

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-# It's my party...

-And I'll cry if I want to! #

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Now for her salt-and-pepper aeroplane.

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There we are. £10 bid.

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10 for the cruets. 10 bid.

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-Some more, some more!

-Any more? 10 for that. 10 bid.

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-More, surely?

-12 for the cruet.

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-12 for the cruet, then. Selling then.

-It's iconic!

-Ah!

-Selling at 12.

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Oh, dear, never mind, Christina.

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Your fashion plates are up next.

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At £10 bid. 12. 15. 18. 20.

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-22 I'm after. 22 over on the right.

-You're in profit.

0:40:110:40:13

£22. 25. 28.

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£28 bid.

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28, all right. Selling at 28.

0:40:170:40:21

Well done, partner.

0:40:210:40:22

She'll never catch him up at this rate!

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-It's a mixed day, isn't it?

-A mixed day. Do you know...?

-It really is a mixed day.

0:40:250:40:29

Let's just hope all those railway buffs the dealer talked about

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have been poring over these.

0:40:330:40:35

I have 55 bid.

0:40:350:40:36

Brilliant!

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55. 60. 65.

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70. 75.

0:40:400:40:41

80. 85.

0:40:410:40:43

90. 95.

0:40:430:40:44

100. 105.

0:40:440:40:45

110. 115.

0:40:450:40:46

130. 140. 150.

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-160 I have.

-Obviously, they're incredibly valuable.

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170. 180.

0:40:510:40:53

190. 200.

0:40:530:40:54

-At 200.

-It's your birthday!

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£200 the bid.

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At 200 selling, at £200.

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Great stuff, Christina!

0:41:010:41:03

The comeback starts here!

0:41:030:41:05

Give us a hug, give us a hug!

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Lot 651.

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That's amazing!

0:41:090:41:11

This was the not-so-big-spending Charles' greatest investment.

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I've 50 bid.

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-Keep going.

-55. 60.

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65. 70.

0:41:190:41:21

Got to be 100, isn't it?

0:41:210:41:22

£85 bid. 90.

0:41:220:41:25

-£90 the bid.

-Cheap. One more.

-Come on, come on, come on.

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At £90. 53.

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Lost a fiver.

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Yeah, and even more after commission.

0:41:320:41:34

That's life!

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You win some, you lose some.

0:41:350:41:37

Despite the cheap price, Christina's dressing table

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looks a lot riskier.

0:41:400:41:42

-What's it going to make, really?

-A fiver.

-Oh, come on!

-A fiver.

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Why'd you but it, then? Why'd you but it?

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-Cos it was a punt.

-I've £10 bid.

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-10 for the dressing table. At 10.

-That's it!

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10 for dressing table, then. 10 bid.

0:41:540:41:58

-10 for the dressing table.

-The mirror's worth that.

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At £10.

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It doubled our expectations!

0:42:020:42:05

-Yeah.

-It doubled our expectations!

0:42:050:42:07

Someone's got quite a bargain there!

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But thanks to her photographs, Christina is the victor today.

0:42:100:42:13

-It's your day, birthday girl. I commend you. Well done.

-Thank you very much.

0:42:130:42:17

-Cup of tea?

-Yes, cup of tea!

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Christina began with...

0:42:190:42:20

And after paying auction costs, she's made a profit of £63.30,

0:42:220:42:27

leaving her with...

0:42:270:42:29

..to spend next time.

0:42:290:42:32

Charles started out with...

0:42:330:42:36

And after paying auction costs, he's made a profit of £24.04,

0:42:370:42:42

leaving him with...

0:42:420:42:44

..and a lead of almost £250.

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-I've won two. You've won two.

-Correct.

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-You have a little bit more money than I do.

-Pass me the keys!

0:42:520:42:54

No, I think...I think... it's a victory drive for me.

0:42:540:42:57

Go on, get in the passenger seat.

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Next on Antiques Road Trip...

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nothing escapes the eagle eyes of our Charles!

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-It's known as the goose boy.

-Why the goose boy?

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Because he's with the goose.

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And could Christina's charms bring her victory?

0:43:170:43:20

Oh, we've got competition! I like it!

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