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Welcome to Cash In The Attic. The show that finds the treasures in your home
and then helps you sell them at auction.
I'm in Essex and you may wonder what I'm doing in the middle of woodland.
I've come to see this bungalow which
may look insignificant, but hides a very big secret.
Kelvedon Bunker stretches deep underground and is encased in ten feet of reinforced concrete.
It was built in 1952 and at the height of the Cold War
in the 1960s, it became a regional government bunker.
600 people could have survived three months behind the blast-proof doors to organise
the survival of the population in the aftermath of our worst nightmare - a nuclear war.
Let's just hope as we dig deep today we find plenty of treasures
that will make us lots of cash when they go under the hammer at auction.
Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic...
an unusual challenge for our expert.
The question is what price for love?
Oh, priceless. They're priceless...exactly.
And although some of his valuations go down well...
Not bad for a jumble sale!
No, not bad at all! Wonderful!
Others are more of a shock!
No! No! Yeah!
But it's not all bad news at auction... Fifty pounds!
That's really good!
So, will we be dancing for joy when the final hammer falls?
I'm on my way to meet a lady who has called Cash In The Attic
to help her raise some funds for a day of family fun.
This cosy semi in Stanford-le-Hope in Essex
is home to trainee Reiki master, Angie Joughin-Coppin.
Angie has inherited a real mixture of items from her family and having lived, and hoarded,
in this house for eight years, the clutter is beginning to take over.
Now, she's decided it's time for a clear-out
and has big ideas on how to spend the cash.
So with help from her only daughter, Melissa, it's time to get to work.
Hey, you'll never guess where I've been?
Where? I've been to a nuclear bunker underground. What have you been doing there?
Just having a look round, like you do.
It sounds like it's out of a James Bond movie!
Not quite that glamorous, I'm afraid.
You've always been my favourite James Bond girl! That's very kind of you.
The lady that we're seeing today does Reiki and massage, all that kind of thing.
I've got a bit of a bad back coming on.
I'll get her to have a look at you after you've rummaged around.
Rummage away. Ooh!
You must be Angie, and Melissa? Yes.
Well you've called us in so what do you want us here for, Angie?
To try and get as many pennies as I can to help towards my travelling.
I want to go around the world. It's something I've wanted to do since I was a teenager.
So what countries do you want to go to? Is there anywhere in particular?
Yes. I'd like to end up in Australia, having gone to India.
It's very holistic there and I'm into holistic medicine and theories and therapies.
Isn't it slightly the wrong way round?
Isn't it the kids that go back-packing
and you look after the grandkids?
Well, it's not something I would do myself.
I like the comforts of home and the comforts of hotels
whereas mum would be quite happy going backpacking
and staying in hostels, where it's not a thing that I'd like to do...
No... I'm a hotel sort of person.
I'm more a power shower person, I have to say. All my comforts.
What do you think about her therapies?
Has she tried them out on you?
Yes, she has and I've had the Indian head massage and back massage.
Oh lovely, no wonder you're looking so smiley and relaxed, hey?
What money are we looking for?
?300 to ?400 I think I'll get with the stuff I've got.
It would pay towards perhaps the plane trip,
but also I'd like to take the grandchildren to Ceroc which is French rock 'n' roll.
OK, right OK, well that sounds fun.
OK, so we're looking to raise around ?300 to get you off on your trip
and also for everyone to have a good dance.
That sounds like a great idea.
Shall we go and meet our expert?
Yeah. So do you want to follow me?
Getting money for a round the world ticket and dancing lessons for the grandkids
sounds fantastic and I have the feeling we're in for a fun day with this mother and daughter team.
With so many items to choose from, I'm glad we have our antiques
expert, James Rylands, on hand, to steer us in the right direction.
It looks like he's already got one eye on Angie's family heirlooms.
Hello, James. Hi, Angie, hi, Mel. Now, where did this come from?
As far as I know, it's my granddad and he probably got it
down the docks because he was a docker in the late 1800s.
OK. Do you know what it is? No, no.
It's just a box we use to put the cigarette cards in.
Well, what it started life as is a tea caddy.
And it dates probably to round about 1850s, 1860s.
The reason I know that is because of the size of the caddy,
the point being that the earlier ones tend to be a lot smaller because tea was much more expensive.
When it first came in in the 17th century, it was hugely, hugely expensive and valuable so it
was kept in much smaller tea caddies which had a lock on them
so the servants couldn't steal the tea.
We couldn't have that, could we?
And as time went on through the 18th century and the 19th century,
the caddies tended to get bigger and bigger as the tea became less expensive and with this one,
inside you can see two lines on the inside there. That's it, yeah.
Is there compartments for different...?
That's right, so this would have been lined and then there would have been a compartment on either side.
One side would have had green tea,
the other side would have had black tea, so Indian or China,
and then the middle bit would actually have had
a little glass silver mixing bowl if you wanted to mix your teas,
but like so many tea caddies, it's been through the wars a bit, someone has taken
the lock out and I notice someone's dropped it at some stage
because the top doesn't quite shut, so let's see.
What do we think this is worth?
Because it's had the guts taken out of it
I'm probably thinking about something like ?25 to ?40. Ah.
But that's still...it's not bad. Yes, it's a step on the runway.
Yep, yep. Well, that's the good news.
The bad news is, we haven't got time to stop for tea...
we've got to find some more things!
Come on, this way.
It may have been through the wars,
but ?25 for the tea caddy is still a good start to our search.
We need to rack up a lot more finds if we're going to reach out ?300 target, though.
Angie has got that plane ticket in her sights
and gets stuck in straightaway in the search, digging out this collection of costume jewellery.
James thinks it could be worth a very sparkly ?15 to ?30 at auction.
In the living room, Melissa comes up trumps
when she finds this collection of card games
which used to belong to her great-grandfather.
They get packed off to auction with a ?10 to ?15 price tag.
Our search has got off to a cracking start and in the kitchen,
Angie has dug out a rather tasty-looking find.
Ooh, Angie, what have you got there?
Well, this belongs to a dinner set, given by a friend, many moons ago,
because I used to do a lot of dinner parties
and quite often there's a dozen of us at dinner each night.
Well, look, I can see here we've got the actual maker.
Oh, isn't this wonderful. Look at this.
W Holme, North Road, Burslem, England, and more specifically
it's potteries country, so the nearest big city is going to be Stoke-on-Trent.
That's where huge quantities of china have been made
from the 18th century right the way through to today.
We've got the mark on the back, picture of a kiln, so you've got "Reliable",
that tells you how hard-wearing it is and then "England"
and then "Princess" that's the name of the pattern
and then we've got "Made in England"
and a registration stamp. "Made in England" tells me it was made probably about 1900,
because if it had been pre-that, it would just have had "England"
written on it.
The registration number, that will actually tell us what date
the pattern was first registered.
Oh, gosh, what's wonderful. So a lot of information there.
OK, so how many bits have you got?
I think I've got five or six plates,
yes, five or six dinner plates, side plates, two serving plates, two tureens and a gravy bowl.
You've broken some, haven't you?
Well, I'll tell you what, you've contributed to the value
because with maybe five or six plates and other bits and pieces,
I'm going to disappoint you with the valuation.
It's probably going to be ?20 to ?30 worth. No!
Yeah! Goodness! But listen, look on the bright side.
It's money in the kitty towards making sure that you have a nice time. Excellent.
Let's find some more. Lead the way.
Angie's dinner parties may have to go on hold for a while, but ?20 to ?30
is another addition to our globetrotting fund.
Whilst James and Melissa carry on the search indoors,
I take a few minutes to catch up with our holistic therapist.
So how long have you been into the Reiki?
I started about 1999 - 2000
and I'm learning to be a master now and then hopefully a teacher afterwards.
What is the significance of becoming a master?
You're more powerful, so you can heal better and more quickly
and also from being a master you can help and teach others.
So how exactly does it work?
It actually speeds up recovery
by initiating the energy within you to self-heal itself,
so there's no drugs, there's no unclothing,
it's just touch.
And it complements medical healing as well and it speeds that up.
Now apart from that, you also want to go on this fantastic trip
so where do you think that has come from in your family background?
I really, really don't know.
I like the excitement of different places,
different areas and I want to see it and hear it, feel it and touch it.
Now, you're also into your dancing, too.
It's a very unusual form of dancing. How did you get involved in that?
I've always, always loved dancing, from a little one.
My feet are all weird from dancing as a child and trying to tippy-toes.
I danced as a teenager, but I love the freedom of dancing.
I don't like the technical side of...
you have to do this and you have to do that, but when you can
just let the music come in your body and just flow it out through your body,
it's, oh...it's lovely!
And what about the grandchildren? Have they been to a class?
I've been doing Ceroc for over a year, so they know I do it, but they haven't seen it...
they haven't seen it or seen me do it,
but I'd love to drag them along as well
cos I know they'll just roll over on the floor, laughing!
Hopefully we'll be able to drag them along to a class, but not unless we
get enough stuff to sell,
shall we see what Mr Rylands has found for us?
Angie is a colourful character and the dancing sounds like a lot of fun.
We need to crack on with the search and raise ?300 for her travels,
so I hope the others have been busy indoors.
Mel. Yes, James.
Where did all these come from?
They were my great uncle Albert's and they were passed down to my mum.
Was she a very keen smoker? I believe so.
Do you know how they came about?
No, I've got no idea at all.
Well, what happened was in the early cigarette packets,
and I'm talking in the sort of late 1800s here,
they needed card to stiffen up the packet so that the cigarettes wouldn't get crushed
and then after a while they thought
why don't we actually put a picture on them,
and that's actually how the cigarette cards evolved.
Some of it was advertising and then they thought
well let's have a bit of fun with this and funnily enough,
these ones were all produced by WD and HO Wills
who were one of the leading tobacco companies and they
were also the first ones to produce cigarette cards in, I think, about 1888.
Oh. And they produced lots and lots of different sets.
This one is Association Footballers for 1935 -1936.
That was the heyday of cigarette cards.
It was also the heyday of when lots and lots of people smoked.
Some of them were just produced as blank books to put them in.
Some of them, like this one, it actually says
you've got a place for each card and then you stick them in.
Could you buy these separately?
You bought them separately. "Price one penny". Not bad.
The fags cost a lot more than that,
but the actual book you put them in cost a penny
and funnily enough, some of the ones that aren't stuck in,
because it damages the card, can be worth more
because people quite like to have the loose ones that she could frame up
and then put in sets on the wall.
They're probably not worth quite as much as they were.
They were more fashionable at one point.
I think a lot of it is the whole smoking thing
being less and less fashionable. Quite a nice collection here.
From what I can see there, it's probably ?20 or ?30, something like that.
I'm probably being a bit mean, but that's great.
Although we don't want all of our profits to go up in smoke,
I want you to find me some things to look at.
Thank you. Let's go.
?20 may not seem a lot for the cards, but every pound counts towards our target today.
Angie has been busy, too and has found this Yves Saint Laurent dress,
which her mum bought from a charity shop for the sum of two shillings and ten pence.
Having worn it many times, she's decided it's
time to let it go to a new home, and James values it at ?25 to ?50.
Downstairs in the living room, I'm pitching in with the search,
and find this pair of glass vases.
They belonged to Angie's parents and we're hoping they'll put a sparkle
in the bidder's eye at auction, with a ?10 to ?20 price tag.
Our search is going well so far today, but we've still got to
bag a few more collectables if we're going to get Angie that round the world ticket.
Whilst Melissa carries on the hunt downstairs,
in the bedroom, I think I might have struck gold.
Angie, this is lovely, I like this.
Where did that come from?
I know. I found that, actually.
That was at a jumble, years and years and years ago.
That was a good find.
So can it now be sold? Oh, gosh, yes.
We need to get James in. James.
I've found a nice vase which came from a jumble sale.
Really?! You did well with this.
Well, I'll tell you what's unusual about it is this bit at the bottom here... The bellow?
Yeah. What that is, is usually on the French ones it's quite rough,
it's what we call a pontil mark
and that's where when the glass is blown,
they snap it off on the end of the rod and you get a rough bit,
but on the French ones they usually left it quite rough,
but on the English ones, they finished it off.
That actually reminds me far more of an English maker
and I'll stick my neck out slightly on this one and say that I think it
could be by a firm called Whitefriars, but they weren't called that when this was made.
When this was made, it was made by a firm called James Powell Sons.
The factory actually goes back to, I think, about 1834
and I would think this dates to 1910, something like that, 1900 to 1910.
In the 1960s, I think it was, they actually renamed themselves
the Whitefriars Glass Company.
From then onwards that their most collectable designs have been,
but we'll have to see at the auction if anybody agrees,
but I'm going to stick my neck out and put a value of ?60 to ?80 on it.
I'm happy with that. Not bad for a jumble sale!
No, not bad at all! Wonderful!
That would top up the coffers, wouldn't it?
The proof of the pudding will be see what's on...
The proof of the pudding will be getting it to auction in one piece, so, wrapping I think!
Come on! Yes, exactly! Well done.
I hope he doesn't drop it!
?60 to ?80 for the vase is a fantastic addition to our kitty.
Angie's house really is proving to be full of surprises.
I'll leave Mr Rylands to do the rummaging
and take a few minutes to find out more about this mother and daughter duo.
You two seem very close.
Has it always been like that?
Yes. Yes, we are very close.
Yes, we talk to each other all the time and go out on days and...
Mainly out with the children, really.
Zoos and days out in the park, theme parks..
How easy is that for you, you've got some problems with your foot, haven't you?
Yes, but when we go out I have a wheelchair that I can use
or my crutches, I can always find a way to get around.
I was born with extra bones in my feet and then throughout the years,
they're rubbing together and rubbing on the ligaments made them in-turn,
so I have had to have lots of operations to bring them back to normal
which they are looking normal now, but pain-wise, not getting any better.
So do any of your mum's therapies help?
She has done Reiki on my feet.
Because it's a condition with the bones of my feet, she does help,
obviously, pain-wise she can help and it does help
on the day when she does it, but long-term, there's nothing she can do.
It's still nice to have a massage, or a facial or something...
She'll give me a nice massage, makes me feel better, so that's always good.
I'd have to do it every day with Mel because it's such a long-term thing.
Usually, the healing amounts to how long you've had it
and because Mel's has been long-term, I would have to give
long-term continual healing every day and it isn't practical.
Now, this is quite a bit adventure that she's going on, isn't she?
Have you got any concerns about it?
It is, but Mum wouldn't want it any other way, she loves travelling.
She'll make friends at the drop of a hat,
she'll be fine, she'll really enjoy it.
We won't to be able to do those things, unless we find something to sell.
We're nearly at the end of today's search and still need to rack up a few more finds,
but we're in safe hands, as James is leaving no stone unturned in his quest for collectables.
He's been searching in the garage and finds this pair of coffee tables.
One came from a jumble sale and the other was given to Angie by a friend
and although they've been well-used over the years,
James thinks they could still bag us ?20 to ?30 at auction.
Back inside the house two of Angie's grandkids are back from school and hard at work,
but no piece of furniture is safe from our expert's eagle eye.
I can see there's a lot of industry going on here, Megan and Harry.
So, do you use this table much?
Yeah. Harry, what do you use it for?
Homework and having dinner on it and everything.
But do you know what the really sad thing is? Yeah, go on.
The last few years, millions of dining rooms across this country
have just been turned into entertainment rooms or cinema rooms
and what that means is that something like this,
really nice mahogany dining room table,
you've got a set of six chairs as well, it's not antique,
it was made very much in the 20th century, but in an 18th century style,
and having a look underneath I can actually see that
it's got what we call concertina action which means that you've got the leaf and you wind it up.
It's probably got a big windy handle that goes with it.
What is it worth?
Angie, I know I'm going to disappoint you when I say this,
but I could see on a not very good auction day
a set of six chairs like this and the table, a hundred quid.
No! I might be erring on the mean side, but that is where the market has gone.
We haven't done very well with this so, guys,
what do you think about my valuation on the table?
It's not very good. We do everything on this table.
Well, that means that we've got to go off round the house
and see if we can find something valuable.
Come on, let's go.
?100 obviously isn't as much as Angie or the kids hoped for, for the table,
and as family meals are important in this house,
I wonder if she can bear to part with it.
Something Angie is happy to let go, is this landscape painting
by Frank Wyams, that I find in the living room.
It was bought on her 21st birthday from an art show on Hampstead Heath
and we're hoping it could raise ?20 to ?50 at auction.
Time has almost run out on today's rummage,
but our expert has been busy and has one last item up his sleeve.
Ladies, look what I've found!
Fun and games! Now, I have to say, this really does take me back.
I had one of these with the bricks in.
Er, yeah, great fun. Where do they come from?
Passed down through the family, basically.
What's interesting about these is that they're all made by the same company.
Really! I thought that was Pedigree and these were Tri-ang?
Well, basically, Angie, the whole story started with G J Lines -
George and Joseph Lines -
and they established their first toy-making business
in London in the 1850s and it was Joseph's three sons who came back
from the First World War and decided that they wanted to form their own company -
William, Arthur and Walter - and in 1924 they set up their own company
and they thought, "Well, we're the Lines brothers,
"there are three of us. What shall we call the company?"
and in the end they thought, "Three lines make a triangle"
so they called the company Tri-ang.
I'm not sure why it wasn't Triangle, but it was Tri-ang
and that was the basis of the company.
After that, the company really expanded. They were in toy-making,
in 1931 they bought Hamleys, the toy store. Oh, gosh!
And here's the other thing. They set up another company called Pedigree
making dolls and soft toys and that's where this chap comes in,
because you'll see he's got actually a thing saying "Pedigree"
and then "Made in Northern Ireland."
That was another one of their things. So huge expansion,
but generations of children grew up with these and both of these here,
I think the little dog and the cart with the building blocks dates to the 1950s.
The rocking horse, I think, is probably slightly later in date
and it goes without saying that the ones that are really rare
are the ones that are still in really good condition.
How much would you say...this is a job lot or individually, what would you suggest?
We'll leave it to the auctioneers, so the question is, what price for love?
Ooh, priceless! They're priceless, exactly!
I would think collectively, if they did put them all in the same lot
we might make 100 quid or something,
but I'd probably put something like 50 to 80. Gosh!
How do you feel about that? Is that good enough?
That's good. You've had your time from them, haven't you?
Yeah. It will be sad to give them...
It will be sad to see them go, but... But it's practicality.
Yeah...and they're big things to store, really, aren't they?
OK, well, look, we've got no more time for rummaging, I'm afraid,
cos we're completely out there, but you did want to raise ?300,
for a bit towards the trip and also towards the dancing. How do you think you've done?
Hopefully...it seems like it.
Yeah. We've found lots of nice stuff, so hopefully we've made our ?300.
Well, actually you've made ?375!
Wow, that's good, yes. That would be lovely.
All we need to do now is make sure that everything sells
for at least the lowest estimate on the day and there's your money.
So the next time we'll see you, and all of this lot, is at auction.
We've really had a fun day here with Angie and Melissa
and our hard work has earned us a great haul of items for the auction.
We've got the rosewood tea caddy valued at ?25 to ?40.
The colourful piece of Whitefriars-style glass,
valued at ?60 to ?80.
And the toys, with a combined estimate of ?50 to ?80.
But only time will tell whether our dinner party lover
will be able to part with her mahogany table and chairs
with their ?100 estimate.
Still to come on Cash In The Attic - Some testing times at auction...
And our ladies get rather feisty!
You're sacked! Out!
I think you'll find you can't fire the auctioneer!
But the highs are as big as the lows...
So, will we have reached our target when the final hammer falls?
It's been a couple of weeks since we had a good look around
Angie's home in Essex, and with her daughter, Melissa,
we've found lots of lovely items to bring here
to Hampshire Auction House in Andover.
Now remember Angie is looking to raise ?300,
part of that as a contribution to her back-packing around the world
later on next year and another part towards a trip with the grandchildren
to a dancing class. So let's just hope that she makes the money today
and the bidders are feeling generous when our items go under the hammer.
There are plenty of bidders in the sale room this morning
and whilst they get into position, our expert, James Rylands,
has been drawn to one of our more colourful lots.
Hi, James. Morning, Lorne.
Quite a tight squeeze here today, isn't it?
It is. Lots of things. Well if the stress continues,
we'll both need Reiki sessions after this.
Ooh, I could do with one of those, I tell you!
We'd better get a session in before she's off round the world.
She's a very brave lady doing that.
I don't think I'd do it!
And you're hoping this is going to help towards the travel fund?
I think so. ?60 to ?80 and they've got it down as possibly by Powell,
so in other words Whitefriars, which is where we want to be - fingers crossed. Nice thing.
It is. What about furniture? Because we've got a few bits of furniture,
but it's not top end and that's proving difficult to sell at the moment.
It is. I mean I wish I was furnishing a house now because in real terms,
all furniture, Georgian, Victorian, is so cheap, really.
Let's hope it doesn't go too cheaply, cos we've got to make the money.
Shall we go and find them? Absolutely.
It may be bargain time for people buying at auction,
but I certainly hope our two sellers will have a successful day as well.
Having finally decided to part with some of her beloved possessions,
how will Angie and Melissa feel about seeing them here?
Oh, hello! Hello. You're looking very relaxed, ahead of the auction?
Yeah. How does it feel to see your items here now?
Excited, yes...sad and excited.
And we've got those lovely toys?
Yes. That nice little ride-on dog and the little carts, so let's just hope they find good homes.
So is there anything that hasn't come today?
Yes. We haven't brought the table and chairs because it didn't make sense.
It cost like two, three, four times as much to replace it.
I think you're being sensible.
It doesn't make economic sense, does it? Absolutely not.
Well, we're all ready to go. Shall we get in position?
We'll follow you.
Remember that if you're planning on heading to your local auction house,
be aware that commission and other charges will be added to your bill,
so always check the details with the sale room first.
The bidders are ready and waiting for the sale to begin,
and we take our places in the corner of the room,
just in time for our first lot to come under the hammer.
Part 1920s green band dinner service with a Princess design.
Well, let's hope the Princess bit will help it...
sort of Royal association!
I think the thing with this is because it's part of a service
and it's very difficult to replace the bits,
that's why we've just got an estimate of ?20 to ?30.
Lot 135A. Got ten, 12, 14 I'll take.
At ?12 only and 14 I have and 16 here and 18.
At ?16 only. Do I hear 18?
18 I have. 20, 22.
No? ?20 only, at ?20 only.
I'll take one if it will help.
No? At ?20 only then.
I take it that's a disappointment!
Yeah! A sign of the times!
Angie may have wanted it to fetch a bit more,
but at least the dinner set has made its bottom end estimate.
There's a lot of pressure on our lots to perform well today
if we're going to have a chance of making the ?300 towards Angie's trip
and the dance classes.
Our next lot is the large rectangular coffee table
and another one as well.
Bearing in mind that we found them lurking in your garage,
buried under tonnes of things. I don't think you'll miss these much.
I've only got ?14 on this.
I'll take 16.
16 I have. 18 here, 20 it's yours.
20, I'm out at ?20. Do I hear 22?
At ?20 only.
Well, they were lurking in the garage...
And you've now got a big space in your garage.
You might even want to put the car in it!
That's right, James, focus on the positives,
although it doesn't seem much for two coffee tables.
?20 was another sale bang on estimate.
Maybe our rosewood tea caddy, which Angie inherited from her grandpa
will heat things up in the sale room a bit.
We've got ?25 to ?40 on this, so Angie...
shall we make your grandpa proud! Absolutely!
I've got ten, 12, 14, 16 I'll take.
?14 only. 16 I have and 18 here. 20.
Finally 22. 25 it's yours.
Go on, I'll take four.
24 I have, at ?24. Do I hear six?
At ?24 only. I'll take six on the lot.
?24. Not bad considering the condition of it. Just ?1 below.
Angie and Melissa seem pleased with that result
and another family heirloom comes up trumps
as the box card games double their ?10 to ?15 estimate.
At ?20 then I'm selling.
?20. Not bad for a couple of old board games, is it?
The sale room seems to be getting going
and if we can get more sales like that,
then we should be back on track for our ?300 target.
Let's hope there are somme magpie-eyed bidders in the room,
as Angie's sparkly costume jewellery comes under the hammer.
Remember we're hoping it will make ?15 to ?30.
I'll start the bidding at ?10.
12 I have and 14, 16, and 18 and 20...
28, 30. At ?28 only.
I'll take 30. 30 I have. 32. No?
At ?30 only at ?30 then I'm selling.
?30 is a great price for the jewellery
and I think Angie was almost bursting for joy!
It's nearly half-time,
but not before our final lot goes under the hammer.
Now the next lot are those two enormous vases.
They're really weighty ones. They've got that lovely fleur-de-lis design.
Let's hope somebody fancies them because if you went into Harrods to buy those,
you would have to reach pretty deep into your pocket.
Quite nice, these. What shall we say? I've got ten, 12,
14, I'll take 16.
At ?14 only and 16 I have. 16 here...
18 I have, 20?
At ?20 only, it's worth that.
22 I have, at 22. 24 I have. 26, 28.
At ?26 only, at 26 then, I'm selling at 26.
?26 is well over James' somewhat cautious original estimate
and is another good addition to our coffers.
And talking of money, it's time to tot up how we've done so far.
We're halfway through the auction, so we've got a bit of a break.
Before we get onto that, you wanted ?300. How do you think it's gone, Angie?
It's not gone as nice as I... Most things have reached their estimates,
so lower end... The lower end... unfortunately,
but that's how it's been going in the auction as general.
To be quite honest, you haven't done that badly. You've made ?140. That's not bad, is it?
That's good, that's lovely. That's brilliant.
Bearing in mind you've got more to sell, that's not bad going at all!
Right James has got things he wants to look at,
so we've got a break before we come back this afternoon,
so shall we? Yes! Follow me, then.
Well, it's been a mixed sale this morning,
but most of our items have sold for not far off their estimate, so our expert can stand easy for now.
Never one to rest on his laurels, though, he's on the lookout
for other interesting lots that are up for sale today.
Something that's caught my eye - the auctioneers have got these down
as a pair of contemporary polished and carved stone ornaments.
They may look contemporary and funky, but in reality they're probably the oldest thing
in this whole auction room because they're fossils, and these chaps
originally were from Morocco and if you look down the front here
you can see what looks like a little...cone shape.
This is what we call an orthoceros
and that would have been swimming along in the ocean
about 400 million years ago,
and then recently someone would have excavated these, dug them up
and then carved them into a contemporary sculpture.
For me, I like these because it's Mother Nature at its very, very best
and someone's given it a helping hand by carving them out.
Now the auctioneers have got an estimate
of between ?100 and ?200 on these which I think is quite a lot,
because they're not that rare. But the reason I like fossils so much
is because it doesn't matter how old you are, these make you feel young.
I like your logic, Mr Rylands! There's no time for archaeology now though,
as the second half of the sale is under way.
The bidders are raring to go and we get back into position
just in time as our cigarette cards go under the hammer.
James valued them at ?20 to ?30
and it looks like they're off to a flying start.
..at five, at ?22, I'll take five, five I have and eight
and 30 and two and five and eight and 40 and two and five and eight?
No? ?45 then. I'll take eight.
Is that a bid? No!
?45 then, at 45 I'm selling.
?45! That's good, isn't it! Yes, yes! Above estimate.
Yes, very nice.
?45 is a cracking result.
The cigarette cards really set the sale room alight.
Will our next lot have the same effect?
It's our most highly valued item today,
so there's a lot riding on it.
Our next lot is one of our favourites,
that lovely, lovely vase which might be Whitefriars and Powell.
We're still not sure and nor are the auctioneers, by the look of it.
They've hedged their own bets with the word "possibly."
Anyway, Angie, the market will decide. Here we go.
What shall we say?
I've got ?40, I'll take two.
At ?40 only, do I hear 42 on the lot? ?40... Oh, no!
42, 45, 48 and 50. ?50 only.
I'll take five on the lot; two if it will help you, 52, 55, 58 and 60...
At ?60 then, at ?60. Do I hear two?
Come on! No? At ?60 then.
Well, we got the 60. Yes!
Rhat's good, isn't it, hey?
Fantastic! It looks like James was on the right track
with his hunch about it being Whitefriars
and Angie thinks she's made a rather good investment.
I wouldn't have paid more than 20p,
or something like that, at a jumble sale
and I was so, so surprised when it was even worth money.
I thought James and Lorne might be mistaken, but no, they weren't, they was wonderful.
We've had a great start to this afternoon's sale
and I hope our winning streak continues as it's one of Melissa's favourite lots up next.
Next up we've got the collection of toys. So we've got the Tri-ang rocking horse,
the baby walker and the push-along dog.
Melissa, you remember these? I do, I played with them all the time
when I was younger.
?50 to ?80... Fond memories.
Let's hope we alleviate some of that nostalgic pain of them going
by them making a really good price.
What shall we say on this one? I've got ?30, I'll take two.
At ?30 only. At 32, do I hear?
At ?30 only.
At ?30, then?
Come on, it's got to be worth 32.
At ?30 then.
I don't like you any more!
You're sacked! Out!
I think you'll find you can't fire the auctioneer!
They may be laughing, but ?30 is a tenner
for each of the Tri-ang toys, our ladies were hoping
for considerably more.
We're quite a long way off our target and with only two items left
to go under the hammer, we need the bidders to dig a bit deeper than they did for the toys.
It's the landscape painting up next which James valued at ?20 to ?50.
And what shall we say on this?
I've got 32, 34 I'll take. At ?32 only.
At 32, 34, 36, 38, and 40.
?38 only, 40 I'll take, 40 I have, 42, 45... Yes.
48 and 50,
and ?50 I have, 55.
I'm at ?50 only. Do I hear 55 at all?
At ?50 then.
?50, are you pleased with that?
You'll knock me off my feet at this rate! Sorry!
?50 is an unexpected result
for the painting and a much needed addition to our kitty.
Angie has her dancing shoes on already
and with sales like that, her grandchildren
may be following in her dance class footsteps soon.
We're almost at the end of the sale and there's one last lot to go.
It's the Yves St Laurent dress that Angie's mother bought her
and we're hoping it will make ?25 to ?50.
My mum bought it for 10p in a second-hand shop.
Well, listen, at least we know we're going to make a profit on this one.
I can start straight in at ?25, ?26.
I'll take 28.
28 I have... Lady bidder.
..and 30, 32, 34 here, 36 it's yours, ma'am,
36 only, 38 I have and 40, 42, 45, 48 and 50 and five.
Go on, one more! At 50 only.
I'll take two? At ?50 then, at ?50.
Do I hear 52?
That's really good for 10p!
Not a bad return! I wish it was me, I'd have bought it?
My maths is too rubbish to work out what a percentage profit that is, but that's not bad, is it?
Well, whatever the maths, it's clearly another fantastic result
for our traveller to be and a whopping ?50 into today's kitty.
After that spectacular final sale, it's time to get my maths head on and add up our final total.
So you wanted ?300 to take the grandchildren to this dancing class
and as a contribution towards your world tour, which will be great fun.
Oh, yes, very much.
So, how do you think it went?
I think we got the bottom end of the market,
but obviously you always want double!
What about you, Melissa?
We did all right. I think we've reached our ?300, hopefully.
Well, actually you made more. You made ?375! Oh, excellent!
Wow, brilliant! Excellent. A lot better!
That is good, thank you.
It's been a couple of weeks since Angie raised ?375 at auction
and while she carries on saving for her round the world ticket,
it's time to take the grandchildren dancing.
First, Angie and the adult class show them how it's done.
Then it's time for the kids to have a special lesson of their own,
and our rock 'n' roll grandma has high hopes.
I'm really looking forward to the grandkids getting involved.
They love dancing and showing off and doing lots of silly things,
they're like me, really, so, yeah, they'll love it!
Did you think what your grandma was doing tonight was easy, kids? Yeah!
Do you think you can do better?
Let's pair up. The first thing we've got to do is step back, everybody.
I'm going to be teaching you the arm jive, and to do that...
'Oh, it's been a lovely, lovely experience'
bringing the grandchildren here today.
Their little faces!
First, they were really hesitant and now they're buzzing,
they're as high as kites they're so excited and they're so, so enjoying it.
Pull on the right...
Up to the shoulder. Now turn and...
The kids are picking up the moves quickly
and it looks like this family have rhythm in their genes! And step back.