Antiques experts Anita Manning and James Braxton begin the final day of their road trip in the town of Needham Market in Suffolk, ending with a crowning auction in Greenwich.
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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.
-It's a bit like fishing.
The aim - to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
-There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.
-What have I done?!
So, will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
I'd better look out!
This is the Antiques Road Trip.
It's the final leg of the road trip
for treasure hunters Anita Manning and James Braxton.
Glasgow auctioneer Anita has a passion for the strangest things...
You're coming home with Mummy.
..whilst James isn't afraid to take a punt in the hope to win big.
I think I'll have it.
I'm a gambling man.
So far on this road trip, Anita has seen her profits take off.
Last chance then, please, at £130.
But a certain mahogany case made over £100 profit at auction,
putting James out in the lead.
-Are you pleased?
Both our esteemed experts started this road trip with £200.
Anita got off to a gallop, more than doubling her money to £452.86.
However, James quickly raced ahead and now has £525.44.
That means there's just £72.58 between them,
so a single shrewd buy on this road trip
could decide the overall winner.
They're cruising through Suffolk in a lovely Parisian princess.
The 1986 Citroen 2CV6 Special, yeah.
How's the car today?
The car's lovely, she's behaving absolutely beautifully, as usual.
-She has served us very well.
-I've loved this wee car.
I've nicknamed her Tintin.
-Tintin or Tin Can?
I'll let you decide.
James and Anita started this 700-mile road trip
in Stamford in East Midlands, snaking their way through
the glorious heartlands of East Anglia and Essex,
en route to London's maritime borough of Greenwich.
On today's final leg, they begin in the town of Needham Market
in Suffolk, ending with a crowning auction in Greenwich.
James currently has a narrow lead, but Anita isn't too far behind.
-It's been stressful.
Hasn't been easy, you've been there. You've been there, miffing away.
Whether I can hold you back, I don't know.
The lovely town of Needham Market
is set in the Gipping Valley of Suffolk.
The town grew around the wool-combing industry,
which was a method of preparing wool for the weavers.
Our dyed-in-the-wool experts are just about ready
to start "combing" the area - ha! -
to seek out a bargain.
-Very last leg.
Are you going to spend a lot of money?
You've been urging me to buy big all this time.
-And you haven't paid a blind bit of notice!
Whilst James thinks about whether to buy big for the bigger finish,
Anita is off to her first shop,
Bygones of Needham Market, where she's meeting owner Paul.
-Hello, Anita. How are you?
-Hello, I'm Anita.
-Nice to see you.
Gosh, he's a bit forward!
And looking rather dapper too.
-What a colourful and fascinating shop.
I love this.
I hope that peck on the cheek
means he's going to give you a discount
rather than a tongue sandwich.
This could be James when I make my next big profit!
It's a big of an Aladdin's Cave of antiques
and Anita's starting in the basement.
That silk gown seems rather nice.
It might be just your size, Anita.
It's labelled as 1930s, but it could even be pre-First World War.
It looks a bit moth-eaten but it's still in reasonable condition.
It's got a ticket price of £55. Go on, try it on.
I quite like that.
Might have a go at it, but I'm going to keep on looking.
Please do, and straightaway she's distracted by a big, cuddly deer.
-It's been hanging around this corner for far too long.
Somebody needs to buy it.
Oh, crikey, she's surely not thinking about buying that!
Let's look at the price.
-That's too "deer".
-That's my line. You're not kidding.
Looks like the moths have been at it too.
Poor little deer.
Nevertheless, Anita has her eye on it,
along with that vintage gown with a ticket price of £55.
I'm looking at two things that are not in great condition.
But they amuse me. That poor wee Bambi over there needs a new home.
It needs to get away from that big fox there
before it's nibbled completely away!
I think we may be a tad too late to rescue this particular animal,
but Anita still hopes to save him.
But is it really worth £38?
I'd like to be buying him in the region of £12-15.
-If he was in good condition,
I would have no problem at all and I would pay a lot more than that,
-so could he be bought within, say...
-Would buy him.
-Would buy him?
It's a deal.
I think Paul might have been glad just to get rid of it, frankly.
£15 for an old deer fawn?
Let's hope at auction it proves to have been a good i-"deer".
You're coming home with Mummy.
Anita's back at that gown
and is hoping that by pointing out the flaws,
she can negotiate a good deal.
-We've got some little holes here.
We've got some staining on the front,
but all these folds are in good condition.
Anita really needs a reduction on the £55 ticket price.
Is there movement to the 20s on that?
-Will we go with that?
I'd take 25.
-How much is the mannequin to go with it?
And if I bought this as an ensemble...
I tell you what, if you buy the whole lot, what would you say?
-50 quid and I'll give you this.
That's a good little lot for just £50.
65 if you include our fluffy four-legged friend.
Now, steady, Anita. You've certainly got your hands full here.
Meanwhile, James is across town at Station Yard Emporium.
It has a range of antiques from a number of different dealers.
-Hello, James, glad to meet you.
-Hello, and your name is?
Today, he's only looking for fresh goods.
Come on, John, show me your fresh meat.
-That's fresh, is it?
-Just this week, yesterday.
-Just this week?
A nice piece of silverware in the form of a jewellery box
from around the turn of the century.
Anything that age could be expected to have a bit of damage,
but this seems to have aged rather well. Ha!
It's ticketed at £95.
-Was it bought well, John?
-It was bought well.
Could this be a special price?
I'd have to talk to the dealer who owns it.
Let me keep looking, but I like that.
It really is a dog's life
when you're trying to sniff out a bargain.
Let's hope John has some good news.
-What did they say, John?
-Well, at this stage, they're saying 85.
-It's jolly nice, isn't it?
-I'll give them £85. It's very nice.
Cor, he's off to a flying start with a confident purchase
that could put him straight into the fast lane
and ahead of Anita if it does well.
James is eyeing up this medal,
but with a ticket price of £5, is that too low?
I think it'd be silly for me
to fiddle around with £5-10 goods at this stage.
I think I need to buy bigger chunks.
It's not cat food, James!
But we like what you're saying.
Beautifully polished, but it's got quite a dusty bottom.
We've had a few dusty bottoms on this show already.
Here's something that will blow the cobwebs away.
It's a gold-plated, silken, mother-of-pearl fan.
Nice, but it's got a big ticket price.
135? The chancers! It's quite a nice one.
You do get bigger ones and very often you see them now in cases,
these nice-shaped cases,
but saying all that, it's in quite good condition, this.
It looks 19th-century,
but, actually, it could be earlier.
The condition will stand it in good stead,
but can John take a few pounds off the asking price?
If it were 60-65, I'd buy it.
-It depends how well people buy these things.
Mmm, at least if it doesn't sell,
it could help cool you down after the heat of the auction, James.
Here comes John with news from the dealer.
-Christine can't possibly take 65.
If you twist her arm, and her leg,
she'll do it for 85.
-Her very best, John, is it?
-Very best, 85.
85? I think I'll have it.
I'm a gambling man.
A decisive James has confidently staked £170
on his first two items.
Let's hope it pays off.
Anita, on the other hand,
has headed through the glorious heartlands of Essex
to Coggeshall, near Colchester, to find out about local cloth making.
It's where we find the rather splendid Paycocke's House.
Watch her go.
Today she's meeting Ros Gurling from the National Trust.
-Hello! I'm Anita.
-I'm Ros. Welcome to Paycocke's.
Come and see our lovely house.
The exterior of this building is absolutely amazing.
And we've got some even better things to show you inside the house.
Paycocke's House was built around 1500
for wealthy cloth tradesman Thomas Paycocke.
It was his main business premises,
where he could showcase the many fine examples of his cloth making.
He only had an old-fashioned, open medieval hall
and he wanted to build this brand-new range
to impress people. He wanted the best to come here,
buy his good-quality cloth,
and so he threw everything he knew and the architects knew
into this European-design house.
The house was completely different
to anything the locals had seen before
and was designed to impress his clients
and make Paycocke stand out from his competitors.
What would this room have been used for, Ros?
Following on from the fact that it was a showroom,
his clients would have come in here
and that was the first impression they would have had.
There would have been samples here,
there would have been a pretend painted fireplace on the wall
and then, of course, these amazing beams.
The unusually intricate linenfold panelling and wood carving
reveals the wealth generated locally by the wool trade.
You can see the initials of Thomas and wife, Margaret,
within the intricate design.
There is another little secret that's very hard to find
in the ceiling again.
Carpenters often left a unique symbol or mark
to identify their work.
In this instance, a smiling face looking down on all who look up. Ha!
-Can you see it?
-I can see it. It's like a little mask.
After Paycocke died,
the house was converted into a terrace of three separate cottages.
Coggeshall continued its thriving cloth-making industry
and, over time,
it developed a reputation for producing exquisite lace.
We have an example here of some Tambour lace.
Local lace-makers would use a lace-maker's lamp like this one
to shine a light on their intricate designs.
What would have happened would have been each of these flasks
would have been taken out,
filled with water, and then inserted.
A good-quality candle at the centre would have been lit
and, therefore, you've got magnification of your light
-and people could sit round.
-So would the women sit round?
And, of course, it would enable people, women,
to work and get more money.
For over 500 years, Paycocke's House has stood as a constant reminder
of the wealth created in Coggeshall
by the 15th-century textile industries.
After many years of restoration,
it shines once more in its former glory.
Ros, thank you so much for telling me all about it.
I have really enjoyed this visit, so...
It's been lovely to have you and I'm glad you've enjoyed,
and do come back again.
Thank you again. BOTH: Bye-bye!
James hasn't the time to engage in such indulgences, however.
He's off to the coastal town of Woodbridge
to do some bold buying.
Woodbridge is an ancient market town which has been
a centre for boat building since the Middle Ages.
Our James has set sail for Woodbridge Antique Centre
to see if owner Natalie has any bargains for him.
-Nice to meet you.
There are loads of antiques here, but with so much choice,
will James find something to complement
his jewellery box and fan?
He may be on his knees, but he's not down on his luck quite yet.
Quickly spotting round... This mirror.
And it looks like he may have browsed upon something interesting.
It's a gilded convex wall mirror,
possibly early 1900s,
but tricky to date.
Natalie, what price could that be? Could that be 40-45?
Unfortunately, I wouldn't be able to do that on that particular piece.
I'd have to speak to the person it belongs to.
If I carry on looking round, do you want to try and propose that?
Yeah, I can give them a call.
I don't want to be too cheeky, but I quite like that.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the cheekiest of them all?
Surely not our James?
Thank you, that's great. Bye-bye.
He's kindly said he'll go down to 45.
45? Natalie, I'll take it.
-I'll take that, 45.
Now I'm going to keep looking.
His cheeky low offer seems to have worked a treat.
Pleased with my mirror. The gilding's very nice and bright on it
and everyone needs a mirror.
Mirrors are very popular at auction.
That should do all right. £45, it's a good price.
Leaves me the opportunity of profit, there.
I certainly hope so, if you want to stay in the lead, that is.
Three good items. I need another two.
I wouldn't mind, I could probably settle at four.
This is just as well, as he seems to be struggling to find anything else.
All is not lost. It's only day one and there are more shops ahead.
It's been a busy day for treasure hunting,
but as the shops close, it's now time to retire.
Night-night, you two.
It's the final day of James and Anita's road trip
and our dynamic duo are up with the larks in the old 2CV.
-Yesterday, I'm not sure how sensible I was.
-Did you buy...
I think I had a mad half-hour.
You bought humorous items.
Oh, they made me laugh at the time.
Whether they will make me laugh in the auction is another thing.
So far, Anita has spent £65 on a one-eyed deer,
and a Victorian silk gown with boa and a mannequin, as you do.
Look at that mighty beastie.
James, on the other hand, decided to think big,
splashing out £215 on three lots -
a silver jewellery box,
a silk fan,
and the convex wall mirror.
They're looking forward to a busy day of shopping,
but Anita isn't coping too well with the Essex traffic.
Oh, James, I'm not sure if I'm very good at traffic jams.
We don't have traffic jams in Glasgow.
-We don't have traffic jams in Glasgow.
-You do, I have...
No traffic jams.
What is she talking about?
Of course there are traffic jams in Glasgow!
But after battling through all those traffic jams,
they finally made it to their first destination,
Camden Passage in Islington.
Most incredible of all,
they've managed to find a car parking space in London.
This could be a sign of good things to come.
-That was a bit nerve-racking, James.
-It was very hairy, wasn't it?
-Last blast, James?
-Oh, let's go and spend some money!
Come on! Come on, girl.
-Hang on, are they holding hands?
-One, two, three...
-Don't tell his wife.
Camden Passage is a backstreet of curiosity shops and market stalls.
That's a terrific big bit of bling.
They've been selling antiques here for over 40 years,
so surely the perfect place to pick up something unique.
Anita hasn't found anything in the stalls,
but she has found a little shop she likes the look of.
Hello, I'm Anita. Is it all right to have a look around?
-It looks lovely.
This place has a lot of Oriental-inspired goods,
but Anita has spotted another animal figure
that could join her deer from yesterday.
It's a figure of a Black Forest-carved cockatoo.
It could easily have come from the end of an umbrella or a cane
and has a ticket price of £35,
but our Anita will be wanting something off from dealer Suki.
I quite like that.
It's a wee bit dear for me, but I'll ask the trader
if we can come down a wee bit on that.
Would it be possible to buy that for in the region of round about £20?
No? No? OK.
What is the very, very best that you can do on it?
Well, I'd like to say 30,
but I'll come down to 28.
To 28? 28...
I like it. It's nice. It's smiling at me.
Yeah, but will he smile on your profits?
Could you come to 25?
TRADER LAUGHS No, definitely not?
-28? Yeah, uh-huh? OK.
We'll go for that. Thank you very, very much.
It's lovely. I'll call it Polly.
Oh, yeah? So, joining Bambi now is Polly.
Ha! Anita is building a Noah's Ark of treasures.
James, however, isn't bothering with the shops.
He's nearby and he's going straight to the market stalls
to hunt out a bargain.
That is a mighty fellow, isn't it?
Just like yourself, James.
But he has found a needle wallet and combo tape measure.
It looks like it's from the 1890s and has a ticket price of £25.
I quite like that.
And so you should, but what about this jazzy pinwheel cushion,
ticketed at £25?
It you want it,
you might need a better price than that from dealer Howard.
-Would you do the two at 40?
-Yes, I can do.
-Shake on that.
-OK, thank you.
Hey, I thought you were going to try
and buy big on this last leg of the trip.
Both go in the same lot
and they'll make a nice little lot in an auction room.
I should bag 10-20 quid with those.
With only £72.58 between them,
and the clock ticking, James might want to buy something weighty
that will help him maintain his lead.
-What's that, then?
-That's a nice Arts and Crafts thing.
Yeah, not quite what I had in mind.
It's a kettle stand with engraved copper skin.
There isn't a price attached so, potentially,
room to haggle with dealer Danny.
-It's very inexpensive.
-What, a fiver?
It is a fiver, exactly, spot-on.
I like that.
-Yeah, I'll buy that, fiver.
-Come on, put it there, man.
-Thanks a lot, you've been really good.
-See you again.
If it sells well, he could make a decent profit on that fiver.
-There you go, young man.
-Would you like some change?
I'd love some change.
It's a good little thing.
The sort of thing Anita loves.
She'll love it even more if you make a loss on it, ha-ha!
As James brings his shopping to a close,
he's left a fashionable market for a place in Highgate
that became fashionable in the mid-19th century
for a completely different reason.
Highgate Cemetery became the final resting place
for many of London's important figures.
James is meeting Ian Dungavell from the Friends Of Highgate Cemetery.
Let's hope he doesn't "corpse."
-Hello, James, I'm Ian.
-Very good, nice to meet you.
-Welcome to Highgate Cemetery.
In the mid-19th century, Parliament passed a series of statutes
creating new private cemeteries around London.
Their aim was to ease the chronic lack of burial sites in the capital
and to offer a safe resting place away from grave robbers.
With its stunning architecture and impressive landscape,
Highgate quickly became the final resting place
of many famous scientists, politicians and entertainers.
Over here we've got the tomb of George Wombwell
who was a menagerist,
and he's got his very docile Lion, Nero, sitting on top of his tomb.
The lion was so tame that children could come up and stroke him.
-It's a beautiful memorial.
-That is fabulous.
Yeah, or "wild animal proprietor".
There are over 50,000 graves at Highgate,
including that of chemist Michael Faraday,
author Douglas Adams and painter Lucian Freud.
Over 70 different monuments and structures pepper the cemetery,
such as the Terrace Catacombs,
an impressive Gothic structure with room for 825 people,
safe from pilferers, body snatchers and anatomists.
Here you are in a massive, vaulted, top-lit space.
This would have all been lime-washed,
so it's quite light and bright.
You could see more than you can nowadays.
-These are glass-topped skylights.
And then you would come in and visit the vault of your loved ones.
Like all aspects of the Victorian funeral,
they could be very expensive.
Inside, the coffin itself would be lined in lead
and then the outer coffin would be wood
and often covered with a fabric with upholstery nails,
very heavily decorated.
The coffins were placed into one of these vaults
where they've lain undisturbed for over 150 years.
In the 1850s, the cemetery expanded eastward on a more modest scale.
Nevertheless it's still attracted the attention of the noteworthy.
This is the monument in Highgate Cemetery
that everyone comes to see, that we're famous for internationally,
which is the monument to Karl Marx, was put up here in the 1950s
although he died in 1881.
This monument was paid for by the Communist Party
and this wonderful bust by Laurence Bradshaw
with Marx brooding down at us
is a real focal point of the cemetery.
Highgate is also the final resting place
of punk impresario Malcolm McLaren.
You've never seen anything like this in a cemetery.
He holds his own in the cemetery.
It's a catalogue memorial, it's not the same old, same old
sort of way of commemorating him,
it's something personal and individual,
and for that reason I think it's a fantastic addition
to our historic cemetery.
Yeah, it is, the new with the old.
Today Highgate is managed by the Friends Of Highgate Cemetery
who've been restoring and conserving the site for future generations.
Ian, thank you very much indeed, it's been absolutely fascinating.
Amongst the living dead, really.
-Yes. Come back again. There's lots more to see.
Meanwhile, Anita has left Islington
and made her way up to Watford.
She's visiting Croxley Antiques
and is hoping to find something that will give her the edge over James.
-Good afternoon, madam.
-I'm Anita, and it's lovely to be here.
You've got a bit of everything in here.
-You can have anything from £2 to £2,000.
What would you like to spend?
What's selling well just now?
Silver. Top-end ceramics.
Yeah, a bit of local knowledge from dealer David
could really make a difference in buying right for the auction.
I'd like to buy a bit of silver
and hope that will do well down in Green-ich.
That sounds like a medical condition.
I think you mean Greenwich -
or get some cream.
Anita is looking for something impressive
and it looks like she may have found it.
It is a rather interesting set of silver condiments dated 1889.
Now, silver can be a good buy, but it does depend on the price.
What I'd like to be paying in that
is probably around about 100.
That's too low. Can't do it.
-Is it too low?
-Yeah, can't do it.
Bottom price, it's got to be 125.
-I can't do it any cheaper than that.
-Could you bring that to 110?
I'll tell you what, cos it's you, I'll knock another fiver off.
But that's maximum. 120.
It can't be any lower.
It's make-your-mind-up time, Anita.
-That's lovely, thank you very much.
That's a nice set of condiments
that could shine the light on Anita's profits.
But she isn't stopping there.
Oh, yeah, that's lovely.
I like this little jug.
I'm not even going to look at the price.
Don't tell me. Can I buy that for 20 quid?
No, you certainly can't.
Nice try. It's ticketed at £90.
So, you better look for something else, girl.
You do have considerably more than £20 left you know -
£359.86 to be precise.
But you might not want to spend all of that.
These look quite interesting - at the right figure!
Cos we've got a pair and because they're sweet,
I think I'll have a go at them.
These lovely rustic fellows
are being sold together at £55.
However, they've been badly restored and that will affect their value.
David, I had a look at these figures and I think they're quite sweet.
Could I buy them for £20?
There she goes with those £20 again.
In a word, no.
But considering the damage on both of them.
Could you take it to £25?
Meet me in the middle.
They're damaged, so I'll do it for 25.
-Thank you very much.
-It's my pleasure.
What a guy, eh?
£30 off, could they be the item that put Anita in front?
As the shops close and our road trip nears the end,
it's time for Anita to hightail it and meet James,
as we reveal who bought what.
Oh, looks like two coffins.
This is my favourite bit and I cannot wait to see what you've bought.
-You go first this time.
-This is my final batch.
-I love that!
-Do you like that box?
-I love it!
-Pick it up, go on.
-It's just my type of thing.
-I hate you.
-Eh, steady on!
-How much was it?
-I'm going home.
That's the sort of endorsement I like from you.
Is someone regretting the purchase of a cuddly deer?
I'd like you to meet a couple of pals of mine.
This is wee Bambi.
Wee? There's nothing wee about that.
I had to rescue Bambi, who's only got one eye.
-And much did you have to pay for that?
I think that's a winner.
I don't think I could live with it, but I'm sure somebody else can.
The only problem is it's got mange.
My second lot is Miss Havisham.
Anita sure has some Great Expectations for this one.
It's a beautiful Victorian frock.
-She's not really filling that yet, is she?
-I hadn't noticed.
My next lot, quite a traditional piece,
-condiment set, silver.
-How much did you pay for that?
-That's not bad. You've got a lot of kit with that.
So, James, he very last reveal.
I think we deserve a wee treat, are you paying?
Um, no, you're paying. No, I'll pay.
Always haggling, you two,
but before you head off for some light refreshments,
it's time to take the gloves off
and tell us what you really think of each others items.
Go on, be honest.
How did James Braxton do it again?
That box was to die for.
It should have been waiting there for me,
it was so beautiful and just the type of thing that I love.
But not only did he buy it, he bought it for £85.
That's a bargain and that thing is going to sail.
Anita - some fun lots, the fawn, the fawn with mange.
That will do well, so will the dress.
Her case lot, now that is a grand silver cruet
has many items, all the original spoons, it's all there.
It's been an eventful concluding leg for our two excitable experts.
After a mammoth journey,
they're making a B-line for the Meridian Line of Greenwich
and a deciding auction showdown.
Greenwich has played a key role in the story of Britain's sea power
for over 400 years.
The royal borough is home to the Cutty Sark,
the National Maritime Museum and, famously, time as we know it.
The final one.
Getting out of this car doesn't get any easier, does it?
Come on, slow coach.
Greenwich Auctions, one of the largest in the southeast,
and it's the place our winner will be anointed.
Auctioneer Robert Dodd will be on the podium today.
Last time at £18.
But what does he make of James and Anita's choices?
Probably the items that will create the most interest
will be the silver.
The Art Nouveau box, the jewellery box is lovely.
The fawn...now that's interesting.
Really, really interesting.
I hope they didn't pay any money for it
and I hope whoever bought it...got that thrown in with something else.
Hey, he doesn't mince his words.
Anita started this leg with a respectable £452.86
and has gone on to spend £238 on five auction lots.
-There it is.
James meanwhile kicked off with an impressive £525.44
and has parted with £260,
also for five auction lots.
There's just £72.58 between them.
So, without further ado, let the final auction begin.
First out of the trap is James' gilt convex wall mirror.
Bid remains on this at £22.
£30. Two with me. Five. I'm out.
45. 42 with you, sir. Last time. At £42.
After costs, it works out as a loss for James.
Let's hope it doesn't reflect too badly on the other items.
That was my charity buy.
They say charity begins at home,
so can we find a home for Anita's carved Black Forest cane handle.
The bid's with me at £22 on that.
25. It's worth more than that.
25. 28. 30. 32. 35. I'm out.
35. Looking for 38.
38 on the telephone.
£40. Looking for 42.
42 I've got on the phone. 45. Looking for 48.
48. Looking for 50. £50. I'll take 52.
52 on the telephone. 55 in the room. 58 I've got. 60 I'll take.
Are we all done? Last time. £58.
Yes, she did well there.
More than doubling her money and narrowing James' lead.
-58 quid. Ah!
-Happy with that.
-I would be.
Things are hotting up. Let's see what James makes on the silk fan.
Start with 55. 60. 65. 70. 75. 85.
90. Looking for 95 anywhere.
95. 100. And five I'll take. 105. 110.
115. 120. 125.
130. 135. 140. Last time at 140.
James gets right back in front with an impressive £55 profit.
-You happy with that?
Next up, could the damage spell disaster for Anita's ornaments?
£18 on these. 22. Five.
£30, I'm out. Looking for 32 on these.
They're worth that. £30 on these figures.
After costs, she's just about broken even.
James started with a lead over Anita of just £72.58.
She's got to do better if she wants to win.
-That's the game.
Next under the hammer are James' two Victorian gems.
£32. And that is cheap! Looking for 35 on these.
35. 38. 40.
You were getting there.
-42. 45 I want. 45. 48 I need. That's it.
You've got another chance.
55 I've got. 58 I want. You sure? At £55.
£55 makes a small profit for James. He's still ahead.
-I got away with that.
We're on to Anita's Victorian silk gown with mannequin and boa.
Let's see how popular it is with Greenwich's fashionistas.
£50 on this. Looking for 55.
Hello, is there anyone out there?
55. 60. 65. 70. 75 I need. 75. 80 with me.
Looking for 85. Are we all done? £80.
That's a good result for Anita.
It was a bit of a gamble, but it paid off.
-Well done. 80.
Can James make a similar impact with his kettle stand?
Bid is straight in at £10.
Looking for 12.
12. 15. 18. I'm out. £20 I want.
It's worth that. £20 there, I'll be back.
22. Five I need.
£30. Are we all done?
A spur-of-the-moment decision to spend a fiver
has paid off handsomely for James.
-There you are.
-Steady work, isn't it?
Speaking of handsome, here comes Anita's cyclopic cuddly dear.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I know what I see,
but what do they buyers see?
Bid with me at £10 only on that.
Looking for 12.
12. 15. 18 I need anywhere. 18.
20 there. Looking for 22.
22. 25. 28.
-It's racing up.
-If you don't like it, sir, you can make it into a pig.
Looking for 32.
35 in the back of the room.
38 there. 40 I've got in the back of the room. Looking for 42.
42. Take 45. Are we all done? Last time.
At £42 on a fawn...
..with one eye.
A remarkable result for Anita.
She was confident it would sell and she was right.
Had it had two eyes it would have been a tenner.
Anita is definitely just closing in on James
and it all comes down to a battle of the silverware.
Looking for 90. 90. Five.
100 I need. 105.
120. 125. 130. I'm out. 140 there.
Looking for 150. 150. 160.
175 I've got. Looking for 180.
180. 185 on the phone. 190 in the room.
Over £100 profit. James is stretching out in front.
-Yes, well done.
Anita needs to make a big profit on the silver condiments to win.
£100 on that. 110.
140. 150. 155 there.
160 I've got.
£55 profit is a good result, but is it good enough?
Will we get a cup of tea and do the sums?
Cup of tea, sums, and it's all over.
Anita started this leg with £452.86.
After auction costs she made a profit of £77.70,
ending the week with an outstanding total of £530.56.
I think she's happy.
James started with £525.44,
but after costs made a profit of £113.10,
winning today's auction with a meritorious £638.54
and also winning this week's road trip.
Well done, Jimmy!
Remember, all these profits go to Children In Need.
James, congratulations. You were wonderful.
-But I want you to take me for a typical London lunch.
Is that these jellied things...
Eels, love. Whelks and eels. Come on, get in there, love.
Ah, they deserve a celebratory lunch -
after all, it's been an eventful week for our talented duo.
It started out rather heavy-going.
And for James things got even harder.
I'm concentrating and trying not to stick my tongue out
which I normally do when concentrating.
They picked up bargains, going for a song.
And empires rose and fell at the drop of a gavel.
I'm awful tempted with Napoleon.
I think a lot of women were.
But most of all they had some unforgettable memories.
-Oh, mind your head.
-You're coming home with Mummy.
Next on Antiques Road Trip...
Oh, good lord. That's reverse by the way.
Charlie Ross and Margie Cooper,
a Highland caper... in a Sunbeam Rapier.