Episode 6 Antiques Road Trip


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Episode 6

Antiques experts travel the breadth and width of the country in search of rare curiosities and antiquities. Anita Manning and James Braxton head out to Stamford and Boston.


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It is the nation's favourite antiques experts with ?200 each and

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a goal, to scour Britain for antiques. It is a bit like fishing.

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The aim is to make the biggest profit at auction. There will be

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worthy winners. Will it be the high road to glory or the slow road to

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disaster? Look out. This is the Antiques Road Trip. Today we begin a

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brand-new week with a brand-new coupling of antiques officially in

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our donors. Anita Manning is a Glaswegian auction expert who knows

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what she likes. James Braxon is an auctioneer hailing from Sussex whose

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charm is matched only by his sunny optimism. Might be the opportunity

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of a bargain. Today they are driving a sophisticated French starlet and

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she is already proving a bit of a handful. Look out. I cannot be in

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first gear, I am in third, but I am in the wrong speed. It is taking me

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a while to get used to this. You are doing very well. I am not sure that

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car is used to the inclement weather. This week they travelled

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through the East Midlands, East Anglia and East Essex to find out --

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end up in Greenwich. On this first road trip, they are in Lincolnshire

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heading for the auction in Boston in the same county. Both are experts

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begin with a budget of ?200 each. Sadly, this has also brought some

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unseasonable weather. Lovely weather, isn't it? Snowing on our

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first day, James. I am not used to snow. It is always good weather in

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Glasgow. Anita, that is a lie. They are approaching Stamford, a pretty

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town with more than its fair share of antique beauty. Well, James. Well

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done. Good luck. Good luck, darling. James is kicking off this shopping

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extravaganza in Saint Martins antiques centre where he is meeting

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dealer, Lucinda. Nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. Get comfortable,

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there is a lot to see here. He seems to be heading back for the door.

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Lucinda? I prefer the personal shopping touch. Don't we all, James.

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Where will I find the bargains? We are selling in Boston and I want

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small things, 15 to ?20. We have the pesto and mortar, they seem to be a

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favourite. This is a fun bell. First impressions is an amazing choice.

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Lovely variety. It is funny how some standout, they are flowing with

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goodies. I would look at the price tags and then take a look to see if

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the price tags match the items. If they do, I will concentrate on the

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stand, because that is where I will find the bargains. He sounds like a

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man with a plan. Chinese ceramics, a porcelain plate. Very pretty. Late

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18th century, early 19th century. It is ?8, and it is old. That is over

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200 years old. Right, you have sussed out the shop, how do you feel

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about your first bite of the day? No problems or fears, it is just

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challenges. Before long, James is going nuts for an unusual pair of

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items. That is rather attractive. Brazil nuts, they are the colonels,

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the raw state. They are, the pods of the Amazonian Brazil nut tree.

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Inside these pods, up to 30 Brazil nuts would grow. They are the seeds

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of the tree. You learn something everyday. It drives you, this! They

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have been mounted on turned, wooden bases. Somebody has scratched 1910

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on them, they are very unusual. They are natural history specimens. Not

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sure they have many uses, ticket price is ?38 50. If I can get them

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at 25, something like that they will be a candidate. He is rousing on.

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And something on the other side of the shop has caught his eye. Nice

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quality, but no prices on them. It might be the opportunity of a

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bargain. Let's hope so. He is interested in a 1970s letter opener.

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I want to feel the weight of it. It is substantial. Sheffield maker,

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modern. But it is a nice letter opener, modelled as an old meat

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skewer. Offering 30. OK. If she said 30, 35, I would consider it. What

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did he say? He said yes, he will take 30. ?30. I will have it. One

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item scored, but James cannot keep his hands off those nuts. These are

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fun, I wouldn't mind by them for 25. Why don't we go for 30? Two items at

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30? What about 28? Go on then, 28. The nuts are in the bag and he has

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entered the game. The shopping machine is away. You have forgotten

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your coat, James. I has also had a busy morning in another local shop.

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But due to ongoing legal issues we cannot identify the shop or any

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items and did not buy. But we can show you what she did pick up,

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starting with this Victorian combination pen and pencil made with

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metal and an insert gemstone. The propelling pencil would be hidden

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within the hollow part of the pen, which also has a Fountain neighbour.

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With no ticket price, and need to agree ?20 with the dealer to secure

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her first by. Nice nails. I like that. Next, to catch her I was a

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matching set of four silver salted dishes dating from the late Vic

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Taurean or Edwardian period. -- Victorian. End of the 19th,

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beginning of the 20th century. What is nice about them is they have the

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liners, that is important. They also have a silver hallmark, showing they

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hail from Birmingham. Birmingham was a famous centre for the manufacture

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of small, silver pieces. These ones are hers for the bargain price of

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?40. Anita's I is often caught by striking pieces of 20th-century

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design, so her next purchase is possibly no surprise. It is a set of

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1960s plates and platter produced by a Norwegian company. The charming

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pattern known as Corsica was created by a designer, Mr Oliver. Today's

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market loves this type of Scandinavian stuff. And I love it.

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She bought the lot for a very reasonable ?60. That is an

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impressive three lots at a total cost of ?120. Woodwork, Anita.

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Normal service will now resume. -- good work. Having scored two items

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he is very happy with, James is driving the 13 miles onwards to

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Peter borough in Cambridgeshire. He seems to be enjoying the car. Bit of

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a beast this. As much as I do hate it, I do love it. This gear shift

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exercises your brain every time you come to change gear.

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Here we are, approaching a dual carriageway and we are doing very

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well. Now in third gear. That engine is sinking. Nice little canvas top.

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He is having such fun! The imposing cathedral dates from the 12th

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century and is far from the only beautiful piece of history the city

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boasts. James is going towards the museum where he will spend the

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afternoon visiting a unique local collection. He is meeting

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interpretation manager, Stuart. Loving the doors. Hello, James

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Braxton. I am Stuart, pleased to meet you. We have some real

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treasures to show you. If you would like to come this way. Stewart is

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taking James to a room in the museum which tells the story of Norman

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Cross prisoner of war camp which operated during the Napoleonic wars.

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These awards, which pitted France and its allies against a coalition

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of powers, including Britain raged through the 18th and 19th centuries.

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The prisoners of war were enemy combatants, mainly French soldiers

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and sailors who had been captured by British forces. The camp operated

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between 1796 and 1814, and held 7000 prisoners at any one time in its

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location near Peter borough. The museum houses a vast collection of

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Kraftwerk, made at the prisoners at the camp. We have a remarkable

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collection of items, collected over the last century that were made by

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the prisoners at Norman Cross. Why did they started making these

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things? They were encouraged to make these things, it was a tradition.

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The prisoners were allowed to sell the items they made to local people

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or trade them for items like tobacco. There was a market held up

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the east gate of the camp once a month and local people and traders

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would come along and buy these items. The sculptures are made from

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discarded beef and pork bones, polished until they look almost like

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ivory. The prisoners were not allowed to keep knives so carved

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them using crude tools they often fashioned themselves. The rigging on

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this model of a Napoleonic era warship is made of plaited human

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hair. Amazing! What an item. It is beautiful, many of them were sailors

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so they would have intimately known ships like this. About a third of

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the prisoners at the Battle of Trafalgar ended up at Norman Cross.

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The flags on the top British and that would seem strange for a French

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sailor making these. They are not daft, they are selling to the

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British market. So they try to make everything look as British as

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possible. It is an enlightened way of keeping prisoners fully occupied

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so they have a good mental well-being and allowing them to

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produce fabulous works of art. And whilst you're doing this, if you are

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keeping the prisoners happy they have less reason to try and escape.

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If you have ever seen the film, The Great Escape, everything they try to

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escape in there, was tried by French prisoners at Norman Cross first.

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Apart from the motorbikes. The Industrial Revolution was

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transforming society and brought a new passion for ingenious machines.

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That was reflected in the objects made by the prisoners. Here we we

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have an iconic item. This is the Palace, as we referred to it. It

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might look like a glorified dolls house, it was a working machine. It

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is now too fragile to operate but would have been fully automated when

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it was made. You turn the handle and it would have given water inside

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over the water wheel. All the other characters in here would almost come

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to life, if you like. They would start moving, dancers turning

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around, soldiers going over the top. All of the mechanisms were powered

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by one mechanism. They were working in a wooden hut by candlelight with

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tools they could either be, borrow or steal. It is a triumph for the

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human spirit. Thank you very much, it has been very enlightening. With

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that, James needs to be off. He still has a bone to pick with Anita.

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And speaking of Anita, she has now gone to St Ives, a market town which

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was once home to Oliver Cromwell. She is aiming for this antiques

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centre, and she is meeting the dealer there. Hello! Nice to meet

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you. How are you? This is a lovely place, it is a bit chilly out there

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but it is lovely and warm in here. What I a city you have got, there is

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a bit of everything. I am sure there is something for you. You can spend

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some of your money! I will do my best. I have got to pick up the

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bagpipes! How do you hold these? Well, don't ask me, Lassie. Now,

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that goes around there. Oh, yes. Now, that, I blow through there. Be

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honest, you really have no idea what you are doing. Blow through there.

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Oh, dear. But on the other side of the shop, Rod has got something

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which might be more than just hot air. I have left this one out for

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you. This is genuine World War II, in its box. It has got 28 quid on

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it, that has got to be a good price. Every house should have one. Every

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house? This is a conversation piece at dinner? That is it. Look at that

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one there! Oh, my god. It looks like a big fly. Steady on. That is also

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World War II, and again, it is ?38. Well, the market loves strange and

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quirky items. That's right. This dealer, who specialises in this, she

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will sail three or four gas marks a month. -- she will sell three or

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four gas masks a month. Well, I knew there was a lot of pollution in the

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air! I will tell you, that is such a mad thing, it has got a chance. I

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can find out the best price for you. See if they will do it for 20

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quid? Which one, this one? That one there. Let me give the dealer a

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call. I am thinking that it is so mad that it might be a bit of fun to

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buy that. Will you do 20 thanks. What have I done?! You have bought a

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gas mask, Anita. Pay attention! Thank you so much. It has been

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terrific. That is yours. That is three kisses in this shop, Anita. I

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think you have got a fan. Anyway, that brings the first day to a

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satisfying close. An absolutely freezing morning

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greets them back in the 2CV and raring to go. James, it is freezing,

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it is snowing. That is not nearly enough to stop them, though. So far,

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Anita has spent ?140 on four lots. The Victorian pen or pencil. The set

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of silver salts, the Norwegian plate and platter, and a World War II gas

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mask. James, meanwhile, has been quite miserly by comparison,

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spending only ?58 on two lots are the ornamental Brazil not pods, and

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the silver paper knife. Unusually for the Road Trip, James actually

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seems to know where he is. This area, Lincolnshire, is very famous

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for things like potatoes. All of this, it is a great agricultural

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food basin, isn't it? Pay attention, Anita. I would not want to be a

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sheep today. Implying there are some days you would want to be a sheep,

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James? Anyway, they are driving towards Spalding in Lincolnshire.

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Amongst other things, Spalding has the proud boast of being the place

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where the first bar code used in Britain was used. This is their

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first stop, in the snow. Here we go, graceful as ever, James! Since

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Anita had a good day of buying yesterday, she is going to be

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spending this morning putting the spring back in her step at the

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Flower Bulb Museum, where she is meeting the curator. Hello. As James

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was trying to tell Anita earlier, Spalding sits in an area known for

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its agriculture, and in particular for the cultivation of flowers and

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bulbs. It is this industry which the museum celebrates. Of course today,

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it is hardly the weather for growing flowers, but Anita is keen to find

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out what makes this area so blooming ideal for the job just like anything

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in farming, it all comes back to the fertile soil. That is how it started

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off, you had good soil. We did, about 18 inches of the finest land

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in the world. I think I can hear the pride of a Lincolnshire man! Flower

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bulbs have been cultivated in this area since the late 1800s. The

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industry boomed in the 20th century, when up to 10,000 acres of local

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land was given over to flowering beauty. For much of the century,

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Spalding was particularly famous for its wide fields of colourful tulips.

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In order to cultivated tulip bulbs, the farmer must turn one bulb into

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several. First you have to plant your bulbs and grow a flower. Once

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the flower head is mature, the real work begins. They take the heads off

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and leave the bulbs in and let them die down. Then they develop. When

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you lift this bold, you have got the old bulb, the mother bulb, which has

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died. That is the part that is left. And it has created three more bulbs.

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So, with each bulb, you are getting three, it is propagating itself as

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Chew Magna that's right. If only we could do that with you, Anita. Once

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the bulbs are separated, they must be cleaned and graded for size. This

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was an invention by a Mr Tennant, who came from a village up the road.

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He created this thing. There are three different sizes. The

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medium-sized ones would be next, and the big ones would be left at the

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top? That's right. I suppose you could be stirring the pots, lighting

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the fire, doing the washing up the same time. Simple but effective.

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Tulip bulbs grown in this area must be cleaned by hand, which is a

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labour-intensive business, and this contributed to the eventual decline

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of the British tulip industry. Daffodils, however, are still grown

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in quantity in Lincolnshire, and George is taking Anita to an area of

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the museum which shows how different daffodil bulbs were produced from

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the nineteen twenties. We have got a box of bulbs there. What do we do

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with these ones? These are daffodil bulbs, and they have been lifted.

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Now, they are going to be put through a machine which cleans them.

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The original use was for cleaning potatoes. And then, they realised

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that by changing the workings on the top, they could actually put

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daffodils through it as well. Then, when the bag is full, they take it

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over to these scales here. This is used for weighing it. There is a 100

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weight at the back, they way it and then they go off to market. Now, it

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is time for Anita to get onto her it has been a most interesting visit.

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Absolutely fascinating. So, thank you so much. Meanwhile, James has

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driven about 13 miles to Long Sutton in Lincolnshire. Through just about

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the worst weather the Road Trip has ever seen.

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The market town of Long Sutton can trace its history back to the Norman

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period and further, making it the ideal location for James to seek out

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his next item. He is striding off into Long Sutton

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Antiques Centre, where hopefully it is a little bit warmer. He

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immediately heads upstairs to the area run by his namesake James.

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James! I am James. That makes it very easy. Dealer James 's an Xbox.

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Best not to make any cheeky offers here. -- an ex-boxer. This one is

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slightly lopsided, isn't it? James the Younger has a collection of

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items to show old Brackers downstairs. This is a little

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collection. Founded in 1894, John Beswick is a London company which

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has produced collectables are ramming figures for more than 100

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years. I think your best bet if you were to buy them, not to teach your

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granny to suck eggs, but I could do them cheaper as a little bundle. The

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whole lot? The whole lot. You have got little birds, various states,

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and then you have got this fellow, God bless her, with Sandringham not

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far away. You're right Thomert just down the road. The Queen might be at

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the sale, you never know. Unlikely, James. I have heard she visits

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Boston auctions quite a lot, to be honest injection I doubt it. Anyway,

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you have got some good doggies there. And I suppose you have got

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people doing racing pigeons around here. If you check the book prices

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on Beswick, I know that is cheap, but you are going to buy the lot for

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less than a pigeon. How much could I have the lot for? ?80, the whole

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lot. Ten items. James, I am not going to fiddle around with you. I

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am glad you're not. That's lovely. He who dares wins. So, James

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acquires the ten pieces for a bargain ?80. He can now flicked off

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to his next shot. Still snowing! Anita is about 27 miles away, and

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she is taking refuge from the weather in this antiques shop. It is

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cold out there! Nice to see you. Can I have a look around? You certainly

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can. Very kind, Alan. I really like this stuff. It is 20th century,

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latter half of the 20th century, but look at the colours. Look at these

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wonderful greens and blues. Made in Malta. The colours that they used

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reflected the blue of the sky, the green of the sea. And also, the gold

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of the sand. I think it is just lovely. Very nice. Clearly, not nice

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enough. Upstairs, Anita has found a plate

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that she might just checked out. Alan, I quite like this plate. This

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is Czechoslovakian, and I would say that it is fairly new, am I right?

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You are probably right, I do not think it has got any age to it.

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Quite. It is a cabinet plate, transfer printed with a cobalt and

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guilt ridden. The ticket price is ?12. Am I able to buy that for in

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the region of five or ?6? I would rather ?6 and ?5. ?6, I will go for

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it. Thank you very much. Smashing. In terribly efficient fashion,

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Anita's last buy is in hand. So, James had better get a move on.

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James is visiting Jack. Hello, James. Hello, Jack. One of the more

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unusual antique shops I have been into. This is a huge treasure trove.

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It is a vast collection of mad stuff. Lovely. Whether I can find a

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bargain here is another matter. Most items in here don't have prices, Sir

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James will have to check them as he goes around and Jack is no pushover.

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He could be tough. He could eat off. I don't think I will be walking

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away with anything too cheap. I hope not. That seems quite priceless.

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James remains optimistic. This is where the cheap stuff is, is it? I

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don't have any cheap stuff. You do now! Be careful, that bottle

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survived, but you might be able to milk a profit. It still has the

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stopper in. There is one mineral bottle hailing from Boston along

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with other vintage glass bottles. Slight crack in that. How much for

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that one? ?5 for the lot. All of those? Yes. I will take them. I

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quite like this. It is a brass name plaque which would have hung out a

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solicitor's offers. What sort of data do you think they are? 1950s, I

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would have thought. I think you are right, I think they are more likely

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to be 1930s. What could Jack let it go for? ?10. I was hoping for ?5.

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You hoped wrong. ?10? Go on, I will give you ?10. I want you to eat

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tonight. So, James spends a total of ?15 on his collection of bottles and

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a brass plaque. There you go. And now he has all of his lot for

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auction. So, it is time for experts to reveal that purchases to each

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other. Here we go. I like it. It is quite a variety isn't it. Some of

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them from Austen. What are they? Nuts. Just like me and you. And you

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have a zoo of creatures. Did you pay a lot of money for them? ?80. Ten,

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that was a good buy. She is impressed, now for Anita's lots.

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Shall I reveal mine? That is a mixed bag. Covering all fronts here,

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especially the home front. Very good, James. How much did you pay

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for that? I paid ?20. That seems cheap to me. Just a bit of daftness.

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I like your plates? They are Norwegian plates. And the propelling

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pencil and pen. Is it silver? I would say 22? ?20. I nearly had it.

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Maybe best auctioneer win. It is all smiles face-to-face but what is

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their appraisal behind closed doors? I think I have the edge. The salt

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holders might do well, the pen might do well. The letter opener in silver

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for ?30. And all of that Beswick and ?80, he has done very well. Anita

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and James had travelled through eastern England to Boston in

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Lincolnshire. The historic town of Boston gave its name to its larger

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relative, the city of Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. They have

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seen rain, hail stones and snow on this leg, and now, glorious

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sunshine. God bless the English weather! Look at it now, it is

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beautiful. It is isn't it. It is still a bit cold. They are aiming

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for Boston auctions. Here we are, James. Glorious sunshine. Our very

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first auction. How exciting. Good luck. They are sweet. Graham

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Somerfield is the auctioneer, so what does he make of their lots? I

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think the collection of Beswick will do well. The 60s Scandinavian

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plates, 40 to ?50 I think we'll fetch on those. Both Anita and James

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started with ?200. James spend ?153 and has five lots to show for it.

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While Anita spends ?146 and also has five lots in this sale. The auction

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is about to commence. Here we go. First up is James's solicitor's

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sign. I will start at 20 on a commission, have I got 22? 22 on the

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Internet. 25, off 28 on the Internet. ?30 anywhere? A profit the

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James? Very pleased with that. 28. ?18, I wasn't expecting that. Now,

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I's Victorian combined pen and pencil? I can start the bidding at

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?35. ?38 on the phone. 40 on the Internet. 402I have got on the

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phone. 45 on the Internet. 48 anywhere? I have got 50. 55, 55

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anywhere? Write on! There is a lot of smooching going on today. Now,

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James's silver paper knife. Will it cut the mustard? I will start at 32,

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have I got 35? 35 on the Internet. I will let it go. It manages to carve

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out a small profit. We are heading in the right direction. It is the

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Brazil nut pods up next, will the audience go crazy for them? I will

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start at ?30? 32 on the phone, have I got 35? 35 on the Internet, have I

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got 38? 40 in the room, I have got. NUT fanciers everywhere. Last and

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final, 42. A cracking profit per James. My nuts came home. Now it is

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Anita's turn with hope ass Maskell. ?30? Surely? 15 on a commission. 18

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on the Internet. ?20, anybody anywhere. Yes, we have ?20. 25? 25,

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yet we have 25, is it 28? 208I have got, is their 30? It has got to go.

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Some determined work from the auctioneer get Anita a neat little

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profit. You got out of that one, Anita. Next it is Anita's check is a

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vacuum plate. ?5. ?6 anywhere? Seven I have got, is it eight? Eight I

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have got, is it ten? ?10 I have got with the lady at the front. ?12

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anywhere? Let it go. Check it out. A profit all the way. It is all

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happening or you. Another four Anita as her set of four silver salts go

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up. Start at ?28. Have I got 30? 35 on a commission. 38 pounds, 38 on

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the Internet. 45 is it 48? 48 anywhere? Anita earns a small trough

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it. Now James's collection of vintage glass bottles and one marked

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with the name of this town. 20 I have got in the room, is their 22?

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Abhay got 28? 28 at the back, standing. 30, is their 32? ?30.

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Local pride wins and sees him clear to a very smart profit. ?30, it is a

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good turn. I wasn't expecting that. From the frozen land of Norway,

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Anita's 1960s plates and platter will stop will they serve up a

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profit? 30? I have 30 on the phone. 35, is their 38? 40 on the phone, is

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their 42? 42 in the room, is their 45? Last and final. Bad lot, and

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that obliterates her profit. Was that 45 or 42? I think it was 42. To

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conclude, James's collection of Beswick figures. A lovely one this

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one. We have had a lot of interest. ?150. Crikey! 170 on the phone. 180

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anywhere? It absolutely flew. Wonderful, wonderful. Happy with

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that. I should think so. James's zoo of Beswick figures cements his wing

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and he is now the expert to beat. Anita started with ?200 and after

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paying costs she made an unfortunate loss of ?2 50, giving her ?197 to

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carry forward. James also started with 200 pounds, but managed to make

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an impressive profit of ?97 giving him ?297 to be going along with.

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James, you are absolutely wonderful. Lucky. Modest. A new strategy, wide

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Beswick animals? It worked for me. We are off again. Goodbye, see you

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on the next leg, you two. Next time on the Antiques Road Trip, Anita has

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got a one track mind. Is he married? James is trying to multitask.

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Concentrating and not trying to stick my tongue out, which is what I

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do when I am concentrating.

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It is the start of a new week for antiques experts Anita Manning and James Braxton. Braving the inclement weather, they head out on the road through Stamford, Lincolnshire and Boston.