On the last day of their Scottish road trip, Charlie Ross and Margie Cooper begin at Nairnshire at Auldearn before travelling through Aberdeenshire and heading to auction.
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It's the nation's favourite antiques experts...
All right, viewers?
..with ?200 each, a classic car and a goal to scour Britain for antiques.
On fire! Yes!
Sold, going, going, gone!
The aim, to make the biggest profit at auction, but it's no mean feat.
There'll be worthy winners and valiant losers.
Are they papier-mache buttocks?
So, will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to disaster?
Here we go.
This is the Antiques Road Trip!
It's the final day of our Highland fling, featuring Charlie Ross
and Margie Cooper.
With the result still very much up in the air.
Well, where are we going now? Round the bend.
Dealer Margie wasn't always an antiques doyenne, though.
I remember as a secretary in the old days getting my fingers like this.
Before that, she sold ices at the local theatre.
Freddy "Parrot-face" Davies.
Whilst auctioneer Charlie's first ever job was flogging chickens
down at the market.
Now, Miss Cooper.
And he's not looked back since.
I've almost The Last Post.
In fact, he's a natural performer.
You've got a loud voice.
I know. Amateur dramatics!
# What's your best on this?
# How much is it?
# That's too much! #
Charlie began with ?200 and after four trips to auction,
he's managed to increase that to ?305.84.
Whilst Margie, who also started out with ?200, has made
over ?100 more with ?429.32.
So, will she play safe?
I'll bet you ten quid that you don't buy something for ?100.
I won't do it!
I'm not playing, I just want to beat you, Roscoe.
Charlie and Margie set out in their Sunbeam Rapier from Jedburgh
in the Borders before travelling the high roads and the low roads of
bonnie Scotland to reach journey's end at Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
Today, they begin in Nairnshire, at Auldearn
and then head back south again for that climactic auction in Hamilton.
The village was once the site of a battle
back in 1645 but in more recent Road Trip history, the key date is 2011.
Do you ever remember...you probably don't know anything about it,
there's an old story...
Yes, Margie's first shop of the day is the very same one that Charlie
bought his famous Staffordshire elephant in, for just ?8.
It later sold at auction for ?2,700.
Still a Road Trip record.
If you go in there, you will find an elephant.
Go forth and multiply!
See you. Buy something for eight quid and sell it for three grand!
I'm not sure what the chances are of lightning striking twice.
About on a par with pigs flying, probably,
but she seems to have this very nice place to herself.
Oh, that's a nice thing, isn't it?
which is called Toleware, T-O-L-E, Toleware.
That's been for logs, a nice bit of decoration, brass bound.
Probably 1870s, 1880s,
it's been kicking around for about that length of time.
But it's ?140!
Not eight, then?
No, I don't want to be foolhardy...
but I really like that.
Good find, Margie. Now, coat off and get your head around it.
They're interesting, aren't they?
I like these... this is a hat sizer.
Oh, look at that!
I wouldn't imagine that that was much of a rare find, though.
Rank is but the guinea's stamp, the man's...the gowd... for a' that.
Oh, dear, it's quite hard to understand.
Really brings it to life, doesn't she(?)
Anything a bit more prosaic?
Looks like a lady's desk.
Isn't that pretty?
So, you pull that out to shield you from the sun or the fire
and then the screen drops into the bottom.
Isn't that interesting?
Mahogany, probably Edwardian, 1910.
A lovely little drop handle, ?110.
Yeah, it's looking good here, looking good.
Margie's definitely about to loosen the purse strings,
but what of her travelling companion?
Motoring over to the Moray Firth at Nairn.
This former fishing port has, since Victorian times,
been a seaside holiday destination,
famed for its many hours of sunshine.
Nairn was very popular with the great Charlie Chaplin,
who holidayed here on several occasions.
I wonder how it'll go down with our Charlie?
Good morning! Good morning, Mr Ross. Oh, how very formal. Call me Charlie.
And you are? Steve. Steve, lovely to see you.
Instant antiques will quickly make Charlie forget the shop up the road.
Especially with Midland man Steve at his side,
keen to offer up a good catch.
What about a silver fish?
I thought it might appeal to a fisherman.
A bit of jewellery? Looks a bit like a salmon.
Oh, isn't that beautifully modelled?
I'll tell you what, I'd be really taking a gamble.
Margie, my oppo, is a jewellery lady.
So, it would be quite fun to buy a bit of jewellery and she'd say,
"What have you bought that for!?"
It's sort of like a tiepin or...
Oh, isn't that glorious, it's got a little Cabochon in there.
What is that?
Is it a little sapphire? Yes, I think so.
It's showing a little bit of blue, isn't it?
What a pretty thing!
Look at that! We might be able to put a little parcel together. Yes!
I love a parcel.
I get the impression
those two will have themselves a deal in an instant.
You've got a Monet up there!
Yes. Original, no doubt? Oh, yes, a genuine one, genuine fake.
A genuine fake!
But nearby, there's a much more original,
if slightly tattier, work of art.
Is that a William Langley?
I think it's William Langley.
Prolific painter of coastal scenes,
William Langley was very fond of the Highlands too,
so perhaps that canvas is of somewhere on the Moray Firth.
There's a bit of a drawback, though.
I think that painting came from someone who was a darts player.
And the dart board was next to it
and unfortunately went through here.
Oh, yes, it's gone straight through.
Oh, dear, yeah. So, this is the price...?20.
No, before negotiation.
But while he ponders that oil,
there's something in ink to consider.
Steve, there's a glass inkwell and it has a very deco,
angular top to it.
Do you know what I like about inkwells like that?
I like putting ink in them
and just seeing the colour, the blue colour come through.
That's absolutely beautiful....what date is that? It is Victorian!
The price, however, is ?240.
I don't know whether you're able to
take a derisory offer from an old Englishman.
If I could buy it for ?100, it would be fab!
We'll check on it and see what we can do and if we bought it well,
we may be able to do a very good price for you.
I'll stay here with my fingers crossed. OK, leave me a minute.
Thank you. Cue anxious wait, while he consults his ledger.
What's the answer, Steve? It's probably cost a fortune, has it?
Erm, well, what is your offer, Charlie?
If you would sell me that inkwell for ?100, I would say you're
the most generous man that ever came from Leicestershire to Scotland.
I'm very generous. Are you happy with that? Yes, I am, that's good.
That's a great inkwell!
First deal to Charlie and I think that more could soon follow.
Back in Auldearn, Margie, having collared proprietor Roger,
seems to be leading him up the garden path.
Right, I've seen a couple of things in here.
First port of call is the practical toleware.
That's a log bucket, isn't it? Yes, exactly.
Sort of, what, 1880s? Yes, exactly.
I think even perhaps slightly earlier.
Yeah, I like this sort of stuff. Yeah.
I'm just wondering...
Well, it's all a worry, isn't it?
It's all a worry!
I think that's fast becoming Margie's catchphrase.
How about a look at the screen?
I think I could help you slightly on that.
Probably to 90.
I just thought it was cute, but it's got to fetch a little... Mm-hmm.
How about 80?
Then you've got a little bit more... Yeah, I like it.
With Roger keen to help, it's time to get back to the coal hod.
I could take it under ?100 to 90.
There's got to be money in it.
Could we do a deal for the two at 150?
160 to try and help you along your way.
Well, I think... I think I've got to make a profit.
Well, both interesting pieces. They are.
This is it - interesting, quirky. Yep.
OK. Thank you so much. Thank YOU very much.
A good price, but still big bucks.
Maybe she's keeping her word to Charlie.
Meanwhile, in Nairn, Charlie's as keen on spending as ever,
with some glass in his sights.
Is that ever so cheap?
What have we got on it? Let's have a look. 50-odd quid.
It's not massively expensive but you can always make me an offer.
That's going to make 35 quid at auction.
Again, it's a similar sort of thing. So your offer?
You probably don't want to take 20 quid. How about 25?
I thought 25, you could do... You can't go wrong with it, can you?
I mean, there is no doubt... 25 quid. 25.
Running total, ?125.
And he's still hankering after that little silver salmon
he threw back earlier.
If 20 quid would buy me the little fish,
I would buy it and I would make myself... ?20 is fine with me. Is it?
Do you ever turn down an offer? You're a most wonderful man!
Oh, yes, I do turn down offers.
Can I give you 30 quid for the rest of your shop?
Worth a try, I suppose.
But remember that daub with the dart holes? Is it by a known artist?
I'm absolutely certain that's William Langley's signature.
The more I look at it - see the "l"? Yes.
And the "y" that comes sweeping across. Mhm.
The thing that's particularly unusual about it is the hole in the middle. Yes.
There might have been a flying saucer over there!
Well, it's a fiver's worth, really. Go on, have it for a fiver.
I can't say no. I just don't know what will happen with this. No.
It's my gamble. Yes. Loving that for a fiver.
This is turning into quite a day.
Four items for Charlie and Margie's not far behind.
But she's now moved on from Auldearn,
making her way south and west to the tiny hamlet of Daviot, where the
main attraction is Torguish House - bed, breakfast and antiques.
This is rather smart, isn't it?
Royal Enfield Bullet. This is a Phillip Serrell call.
He would love it here.
He certainly would but I'm sure there's a little something with Margie appeal, too.
Here, quick! Put the fire out!
I think this is for racing pigeons.
A clock. ?25.
Cor, it weighs a tonne.
There's obviously a big mechanism in there.
Nobody is going to want a pigeon clock, are they?
Who's going to want a pigeon clock?
Well, there are a lot of pigeon fanciers out there
for a kick-off, Margie.
Although these devices,
which record when a ring from the returning pigeon's leg is inserted,
are fast becoming replaced by a simpler electronic timer
but then, this is an antiques shop, I suppose.
Meet the proprietor, Mike.
Hi. My word, there's some stuff here. Yeah, yeah.
I'm just trying to figure out what's going to make me a small profit.
Well, I'll try and help you.
I'm sure Mike and Margie will be on the same wavelength.
Are you a whatsit man? A what? Are you good at dropping the price? No!
I'm a Yorkshireman in Scotland.
You can't get tighter than that, can you? Blimey!
And Margie's a Lancashire lass, too. Stand by.
A little bit of carved bone. What is it? I don't know what it is.
By the shape of it, it looks like a tusk. Yeah. From a wild boar, or...
Yeah, it could be something like that, couldn't it? Yeah. Yeah. Exactly, yeah.
Price - ?35.
Quite naively carved. It is naive. Yeah. Interesting, though, isn't it?
Yeah. How much is that? I'll take your ?15. This is getting better.
Yeah. Mike, it's getting better.
Right, well, look, can I just think about that? Yeah, course you can.
These two are getting on fine. Time to talk clocks.
I'd be off my trolley to buy that, wouldn't I? Well, I did.
Fancy thinking of buying something that you don't know anything about and that you don't understand.
I love buying stuff like that. I love buying stuff like that!
But the question is, is there a market for pigeon clocks?
There is, surely, at ?15!
Last of the big spenders! Quite.
But they've grabbed the clock for a showdown by the crocodile.
I like that very much. Yes? Yeah. And that's 15? ?15, yeah. Yeah.
Same as the clock. Yeah. So, two together? A bit cheeky to... Oh!
I can add 15 to 15 and I get 30.
You don't get 28? No. It's ?30.
OK, Mike. Thank you very much. Cheers.
He is from Yorkshire, Margie. And now they've both bought four items.
Meanwhile, Charlie is taking a well-earned break
guiding the trusty Rapier to the outskirts of Inverness
to see where aviation history was made.
Richard, is it? Yes. Hello, Charlie. How very nice to meet you. Richard Fresson.
Opened in 2005, the Highland Aviation Museum is tucked away
within the grounds of Inverness Airport.
Staffed by volunteers, it boasts assorted aircraft
and displays of Scotland's famous RAF stations
and a section dedicated to captain EE Fresson, a real local hero.
Now, your father was hugely significant in this area.
Yes, because he started the Highland Airways
and they ran from Inverness to Kirkwall and that air route is
the longest continuous running air route in the world,
because it ran during World War II, every day. What?
Where most airlines during the war, they just shut down.
Well, I should think they did! Kirkwall - where is that?
In the Orkney Islands.
Ernest Edmund Fresson joined the Royal Flying Corps
during World War I and in the '20s offered aeroplane
joyrides before convincing the Inverness authorities to build
a runway across a golf course so that Highland Airways could
run scheduled services to the Northern Isles.
He had the airmail contract
and, in 1934, he got the postal contract
and those two contracts in themselves absorbed the overheads,
as it were, so that the airfares were not too exorbitant.
Did he fly it? Oh, he flew...yes, very much.
He was managing director and chief pilot.
Inverness Airport was known as RAF Dalcross during World War II
and the planes in the museum's slightly eccentric collection
reflect a lot about what's happened since.
Hello. Hello, Charlie. John, is it? Yes. And this is your baby?
Yes, I'm the secretary of the museum. You are?
One of the treasures of the museum is the Lightning,
a supersonic jet fighter from the Cold War era which pilots
described as like being saddled to a skyrocket.
Now is it true that they were quite a dangerous aircraft?
Fuel leaks? There was a very high loss rate. Was there?
It was a flying fuel leak. Flying fuel leak!
And when it landed and it was put in a hangar,
they always had to put dustbins underneath to catch fuel,
because if the aircraft cooled down, it contracted
and it had leaks all over the place. John, may I get in? Yes, certainly.
It's a bit of a tight fit, so good luck to you. You might lose your dignity getting in here.
I'm not sure I ever had any dignity. You've got to be a small person to fly one of these.
Very small. They didn't call them jockeys for nothing.
The Lightning, which could travel at 1,200 mph or a mile every three seconds -
just imagine how brave you'd have to be to do that - was
used by the RAF to intercept enemy aircraft.
And this is the old joystick. That's the joystick.
Different switches on there for trimming the aircraft
and for firing the cannon or the missiles, so you've got them there.
Just firing the cannon. Yes. I've got him! Yes.
Another gem is the front 54 feet of the Nimrod MR2,
a maritime patrol aircraft designed to operate for long durations
on the lookout for ships and submarines.
This is the most complicated thing I've ever seen in my life.
The Nimrods flew for over 40 years and were only retired in 2011,
although this one feels a bit like something out of Dr Strangelove.
These two little buttons here, C and N -
pilots will tell you that stands for "coffee, no sugar"!
But in actual fact, it stands for Conventional and Nuclear weapons.
That's in red. I'm not surprised, really. Yes.
Ready, captain? OK, so let's start the engines. Vroom! Vroom! Vroom!
And now as we accelerate - broom! Dagga-dagga-dagga-dagga!
Nah, I can't keep a straight face doing that!
I know the feeling, John. Well, night-night, then.
Next morning, Charlie attempts his very own spying mission.
You'll have to wait and see, won't you? Terracotta?
Well, there's plenty for them both to keep quiet about after
what can best be described as an orgy of spending on day one.
Can I give you 30 quid for the rest of your shop?
Charlie splashed out ?150 on four auction lots,
leaving him with just over ?155 in his poche.
Whilst Margie spent even more,
forking out ?190, also on four lots...
I'd be off my trolley to buy that, wouldn't I?
..leaving her with almost ?240 to spend today.
Thank you so much. Thank you very much.
Later, they'll be making for the final auction in Hamilton,
but their next stop is in Aberdeenshire at Inverurie.
This market town once had a serious postage problem,
with letters being mistakenly delivered to Inveraray in Argyll.
They solved it in 1866 by putting an "ie" on the end instead of a "y".
Got it? Rich pickings!
Charlie is here for the car-boot sale. Goodbye, my darling!
Parting is such sweet sorrow.
Can't wait to get out, frankly!
On closer inspection, it seems just as well
that Charlie did plenty of shopping yesterday.
Cuddly toys. Records.
Bars of soap. Ladies' underwear.
There's nothing here for me to buy.
Now, now, Charlie.
There must be something here that will appeal
to the auction goers of Hamilton.
Mr and Mrs Dactyl and their son Terry.
No. Some early Doulton figures, for example - or some glass.
That's a nice piece of... Vasart. Yes, that is Scottish glass.
A good Scottish glass.
A good Scottish glass in a really nice pink.
How much is your vase? ?100.
Come and go, as they say.
Come and go means if you're really good at haggling,
you might get it a little bit cheaper.
If you're not good, then it will be 90.
I'm such a good haggler, I'm rude.
I'm actually ruder myself, I'll let you have it for 90.
And if you really, really push me, it'll be 80.
That dropped quickly. I think Charlie's on to something here.
I like the way you're coming down at such speed.
If I go and have a bacon butty, it might be about 30 quid.
Oh, no, it won't be 30 quid. How about 60? Can you make 60?
No, it will make 45 quid at auction, wouldn't it? 50 quid.
There he goes again.
Hello, madam. How much is that worth?
Is it worth ?45? To buy? Yeah.
Then sell on? Yes. No.
I only paid her five quid to turn up and say that.
Lordy, Phil doesn't stand a chance.
Look me in the eye. Did it cost more than 30 quid?
Did it cost? No, it didn't.
What did you pay for it?
I think I bought it for ?6.
Not sure that was wise either, Phil.
Please take 30 quid from an old man. It would be lovely.
Cos I think I will make a profit on it. 40 quid.
I'm going to say, thank you very much, sir. OK.
We got within the tenner of each other, that was pretty good.
It was pretty cool work.
What about 35? Just ?5 adrift now.
If I buy it for 30 quid, I think
it will make ?45, I'm going to make four quid profit on that.
Go on, then, ?30. Phew. Finally.
For you...a dirty 30.
Now, after that tortuous tussle, let's see what Margie's been up to.
Located in a fine old steading - that's Scottish for barn -
Glass Antiques has plenty of choice.
My word. Hi! Hello. This looks nice.
But leader Margie is tending towards the cautious.
I've got four pieces, haven't I?
I needn't actually buy anything else now.
I'm a bit worried that he might have bought something a bit special.
He's looking a bit smug.
Now, don't get wound up, Margie, get even.
That's Charlie Ross. He's gone to a boot sale, I reckon.
I reckon that that's what he's up to at the moment.
There we go. Bye, Charlie.
Waving his stick. He's so much like him.
Meanwhile back at the car-boot sale,
real Charlie's got his eye on a nautical item.
It's a pond yacht. A yacht, in other words, for sailing on a pond.
Sadly, it's got a broken rudder bow.
Oh, that's a shame.
That's 30 quid. I'm open to offers.
Watch out, Michael, our Charlie's a hard bargainer today.
You're open to offers? Yeah. Is that because she's run aground?
No. She hit an iceberg, I think, hasn't she?
She's no' the Titanic, but she's got a broken rudder.
Nothing a bit of glue won't put right.
I don't suppose you'd be tempted by a fiver, would you? No.
I'll take 15.
I'd go up to ten.
It's got to be ten.
At 11, I think I'll walk down the street.
At ten, I'll get on me pond. Oh, you're breaking my heart.
Being a Scotsman, a tenner, it's a deal.
I've broken a Scotsman's heart. That's very kind of you, sir.
Thank you very much indeed. Thank you.
Oh, I'm going to call her Marjorie.
HMS Marjorie, and we'll sail away.
While Charlie weighs anchor, for his somewhat indecisive opponent,
the end is in sight - well, two ends actually.
These are quite nice. Bookends. Very nice.
Nice having that on the bottom.
I could do those for 30.
Art Deco, it's very in, isn't it?
They're not damaged at all, are they? No.
They'd look good in a Deco house.
I just thought those were rather nice.
Small, but nice.
30's the best on that. You couldn't drop them at all? No. You like them.
25 wouldn't buy them? No, they are literally just in stock as well.
Lynne's firmly holding her ground.
I would like to buy them, but I don't think I can stretch to 30.
Unfortunately. Can we not part friends and go half between? 28?
Oh, we've done it. I don't want to be a bully, but I also want to win.
I don't blame you.
And as a parting gift, a little Charlie.
Hey! That's perfect.
Oh, what a nice thing. That's very kind.
Hey, he's round his car boot and he'll be looking for me
turning up with the car.
"Margie, I'm here."
But titter ye not, Margie,
because just outside Inverurie, in his spare time
the only toy quick shopper Charlie resembles is Action Man.
I'm going to have such fun.
MUSIC: "Slow Ride" by Foghat
Brake on the left. I won't need the brake.
I've got the hang of this!
But while Charlie's been establishing his very own
league of obscure sports, Margie's motored south from Huntly
to the foothills of the Grampians to explore a fairy-tale castle.
Look at that.
Hello. Bill. Hiya, how do you do? Margie Cooper.
Are you going to show me around? Yes, I'll show you around the castle.
Craigievar is one of Scotland's best preserved tower houses,
a magnificent seven-storey structure that
was completed in 1626 and has changed very little since.
They haven't gone that way, have they? Well, they haven't.
They've just gone that way. Yes.
It's one of the very few and I think that's why it's so prized
because they never added bits on to the side, but they went up the way.
The castle was built by one William Forbes,
an Aberdonian merchant who, after acquiring
a fortune in the Baltic, returned to create this confection
on top of an older medieval tower.
Craigievar then remained in the Forbes family
until the Scottish National Trust took it over in 1963.
We've had it 50 years.
But when we got it, we basically got it as is,
so nothing was taken up, nothing was put in.
They just walked out? Yes.
There's still much in the great hall that
dates from the early 17th century,
including this magnificent oak table and the fine plaster work ceilings.
In the ladies' withdrawing room,
there's yet another beautiful ceiling
as well as a trademark piece of furniture, the Craigievar table.
Baroque, curvaceous gaming table with folding legs.
The reason we've got this is
when the laird was sitting out, he may have had a bit of a gut going on.
So there's a utility to the design.
The castle was becoming recognised as an architectural gem
by the early 19th century,
with prestigious visitors like Sir Walter Scott
and even Queen Victoria herself beating a path to Craigievar.
William, the 8th Baronet, with his bonnet
and badger sporran, certainly helped to put the old place
on the tourist trail,
but an earlier laird had already acquired a fair bit of notoriety.
This is Red Sir John, he's the second baronet.
He looks a bit...dodgy.
He will follow you around the room. His eyes are following me.
Sometimes in the morning when you open the blinds,
and he's watching you, you know?
You rush about this room a bit and get back out.
Up on the fourth floor is the Blue Room, which is reckoned to be
haunted by the fearsome ghost of Red Sir John.
But anyone looking for an encounter with ghosts would be
better off visiting the nursery just around the corner.
One of our guides, someone's tugging away at his sleeve,
and he turns... Watch your sleeves.
And he turns and there's no-one there.
But one of the people on the tour actually seen the sleeve
getting tugged as well. Oh, my goodness.
So, one of our new guides, they were in here and he had
six in the party, took four upstairs, came back, they had lagged behind.
But when he asked them at the end of the tour, they said, "We heard
"a noise in the nursery," and they seen a child running across the floor.
And they were pale and shaken.
I'm sure the chill at the top of the house probably doesn't help.
Craigievar has never had electric light.
And what heating there is looks after the building
instead of humans.
Still, all that climbing must keep you hale and hearty.
We're actually up here now. That's the Long Gallery there.
So that just goes right along the length of the building. Fabulous.
Has that been used for films or anything?
Allegedly, Walt Disney based his motif on Craigievar.
The Disney castle.
This one's far better, I've got to say.
Now, let's have a look at what they've bought.
Fantasia or Mickey Mouse?
Have you had a good time...? Oh, my goodness! An early reveal!
Well, that's gorgeous. Isn't it? I love it.
That is absolutely wonderful, and rather early.
That was 80 quid.
It was 104. I just really like toleware. Yeah, I love that.
Very nice thing. Distressed, but I can live with that.
Well, it is an antique, Charlie.
I don't know what the heck this is.
What is this? It's a pigeon clock.
Oh, a pigeon clock!
What an earth is a pigeon clock worth?
Well, that's it. 35 quid. 15.
?15? Yes. Do you get a free pigeon?
I just thought it was a bit of fun.
Easy-peasy. Art Deco bookends.
Why is one taller than the other?
I didn't notice that.
No, no, don't panic. I can tell you. No, stop!
Because one's on its side!
That's rather nice. That talks to me.
We needn't do it now, but we pull the sides out, down it goes.
Only thing about that, I love it, is anybody going to buy it
because it's useless? Steady on.
What did you pay for it? ?80.
I think that's borderline.
Time for Charlie's little car boot.
Prepare to be thrilled.
Oh, my goodness me.
What have you bought?
Just go around the front and feast your eyes to begin with.
Is there something else? My final purchase.
A pond yacht. Do you like it? I can't see it.
Do you like it? Oh, they do really well.
What's it worth? Oh, gosh. What's it worth?
60, 70 quid. What did it cost? 30 quid. A tenner.
Plus ?1.50 for the glue to repair it.
I got rather dumb with this.
How much was that?
Oh, what did you pay? He was asking 240 and I bought it for 100 quid.
You've gone a bit daft with that. I'm old.
Now, look at the signature on that.
William Langley. do you know William Langley? You obviously do.
I do, I've sold pictures by William Langley.
But I bought it purely because we're online at the saleroom
and someone might look up William Langley
and pay more than the fiver that I paid for it.
Well done. A fiver? Fiver.
And I like to think it's going down to the wire,
but I think you're going to do me.
Well done. Now, what did they really think?
Not that thrilled with the rest of it. But his painting, oh, dear.
It's been a fab trip. We've had huge fun.
No, he's a great guy and I had a great time.
Aw, what a lovely couple.
After starting out in the Highlands at Auldearn,
the final episode of our road trip will conclude at a deciding
auction in the Lowlands at Hamilton.
Couldn't we just keep going?
Couldn't we just pretend isn't not got to end?
It's over. I've had such a wonderful...
What do you mean it's over?!
It's been a long time since a girl said to me,
"I'm sorry, Charlie, it's over."
Welcome to Hamilton, where Harry Lauder used to sing in
the coal mines and the local football team are the only
professional British club to have originated from a school side.
There we go. Gladys Cooper, this is your denouement.
Courtesy of the Smellie family, who established
the Hamilton Auction Market in 1874.
Don't you get smart with me, young girl.
You do look a bit like Queen Victoria.
Charlie began with ?305.84 and he spent ?191.50 on five auction lots.
Whilst Margie started out with ?429.32
and she's parted with ?218, also on five lots.
Time for auctioneer Andrew Smellie.
And stand by.
I wonder what the last William Langley made here?
Charlie's artistic ex-dart board.
50 for this. 20 then.
Ten to get started. Ten about. Ten. 12.
14. 16. 18. 20. Two.
24. 26. 28. 30.
30. A bit more.
Five. 40. Five. William Langley. 50. Five. 60.
70. Five. 80.
Five. 90. Five.
95. 100. Five. 105. Are we all finished here?
105. Well done, my friend.
Put it there.
Carry on like that, Charlie, and you could win this.
You've caught me up already.
Margie's clock next, and it seems there are pigeon fanciers about.
Five minutes they've been here.
A pigeon club.
Eh, a pigeon club!
Nice lot there now. Don't let it go cheap-cheap.
50 for it.
30, I'm bid.
30 quid straight in.
Five. 40. Five. 50. 50 quid!
Are we all finished? Five, on my right. 60. Five.
70, on my right. Are we all finished? ?70.
I fancy Margie's back in the lead again...just.
I'm glad it's the last day, I can't cope any more.
Not sure this lot will calm your nerves then, Margie.
100 for this.
50 for it.
30 then. 40 bid. Five.
50. It's an old-fashioned antique, that.
Five. 60. Five. 70.
Look at this. ?70.
I'll get my money back.
Two. 72, I'll take it. 74.
76. 78. He's doing his best for you. 80.
82. 82. ?82.
Got out of trouble. Yeah.
A loss after commission, though.
The toleware, Margie's other big buy.
50 for this.
30 to get started.
30 I'm bid.
30. Two. 34. 36. He's a worker. I can't look.
38. I can't look. How much? 38.
?38. Oh. A big hit.
So these two now are neck and neck.
Excuse me, that should have done better.
Of course it should.
Do you want me to ask the auctioneer to put it up again?
Enter Charlie's car boot craft.
Pond sailors ahoy. 50 for this.
30 for a start. ?30 for the yacht.
20 then. Two. 22 in front. 22. 24.
Six. 28. 30. Two. 34. 36. 38.
40. Five. 50. Five. 60. Five. 70.
70 I'm bid. Oh, you're sneaking ahead.
?70. All finished? Telephone!
Five. On the phone.
75 on the phone. 80. 80 I'm at. ?80 I'm at.
Telephone bid for a pond yacht!
All finished? ?80.
Well done, my friend. I'm loving that auctioneer.
That profit's put Charlie out ahead, but here comes his riskiest buy.
James Henderson in charge.
Look at that. ?200. 150. ?100 inkwell.
50, then. ?50. 50 for it, well worth that. 50 I'm bid, thank you. At 50.
Five. At 55.
60. And five. At 65. 70. At 75. At 80 now.
At 85. At 90.
At 90 I'm bid with the lady. At 90, bid five.
At 95. 100. At 105. At 110. At 120. At 130.
At 130 I'm bid.
At five if you like. At 135. At 135.
At 135. At 135 at five. All done? At ?135.
You've got out of jail with that.
Yes, he has.
It's looking good for Charlie now.
He could be further ahead with this little silver salmon.
?40 for this silver brooch. 40. 30 then.
Surely ?20. Ten. Thank you. Ten I'm bid. At 12.
14. At 14. 16. 18.
On the rail at 18. Fresh bid at 20. Bid of two. At 22. Five. At 25.
At eight. At 28. At 30. At 32.
At 32 I'm bid. At 32.
Fresh bid. 35. At 38. At 40.
On my left here at 40.
It'll go for 40 quid.
Are we all done at ?40?
Doubled its money.
Now, will they snap up Margie's curious crocodile?
?30. 30 for it now. 20. He's obviously quite keen.
It's not going well.
Ten then. Ten I'm bid. At ten, I'm bid.
12. 14. 16. And 18.
At 18. It's a profit, isn't it?
At 22. You're making a profit on this bit of rubbish.
At 28. At ?28.
Crawled out of that one.
A good profit, but it hasn't got her much closer to Charlie.
We've only had one loss today,
the toleware was the only thing that's lost money.
Have you lost anything? No. Is that why you brought it up?
It wasn't, no.
Can her bookends hold their own?
What are they worth, folks? ?50. 50 for them.
He's started on 50.
?30. 20 then, the bookends.
Ten then, surely. Oh, no.
Come on. 14. 16. At 18 now.
We need more money.
At 18 for them. 18 bid. 20 now. At 20. On the railings here at 20.
Two. At 22. At five. He's doing what he's doing well.
At 28. 30 now.
At 30. This is more than you paid for them.
This is a result.
At 30 bid. They're going to go.
Oh, dear, Margie, it's now Charlie's to lose.
If my vases...
Do well. ..40, 50 quid, something like that, I think I'll have won.
If they bomb... They're not going to bomb.
Here we go.
After a great week, the result is riding on these last two
pieces of glass.
What shall we say for the two vases? What are they worth?
?100. He's asked for 100.
100 for them. And nobody is bidding.
At 50. ?50 for them. 30 then, surely.
?30 for the vases now. 30 I'm bid. Five. 40. Here it goes.
At five. At 45.
50. At 55. And 60. Five. 70. I think I'm all right.
At 75. 80. And five. 85. 90.
At 90 bid. And five. At 95 now.
At 95 for the vases.
Are we all done now?
At 95. I think that's done it.
All done. At ?95.
Yet another profit and Charlie wins on the final whistle.
I'm mentally and physically drained.
I'm so pleased for you.
With those heartfelt words ringing in his ears,
Charlie the victor takes his bow.
Margie started out with ?429.32 and after paying auction costs,
she made a loss of ?14.64, leaving her with a final total of ?414.68.
While Charlie began with ?305.84 and after paying auction costs,
he made a profit of ?181.60,
which means Charlie, with ?487.44,
is this week's winner. All profits go to Children In Need.
There have been two highlights for this trip. Yes.
One has been the scenery. Absolutely. And the other...
has been you.
Oh, my goodness me.
Oh! Wow! Oh!
All right, viewers.
CLUTCH SCREECHES Oh, good Lord!
Oh! Who said romance is dead?
Next time on Antiques Road Trip, Paul Laidlaw
and Thomas Plant embark on the trip of a lifetime.
I'm in love.
Oorah. And they've both got their eyes on a prize.
Don't occupy me, I'm busy. Can't you see I'm working?
Have that, Laidlaw.
THEY LAUGH Come on.
# I put a spell on you
# Cos you're mine
On the last day of their Scottish road trip, Charlie Ross and Margie Cooper begin at Nairnshire at Auldearn before travelling through Aberdeenshire and heading to auction at Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.