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Series looking at the value of household junk. Fred and Cilia Rodford have a beautiful collection of art and antiques. Now they want to sell some to pay for a new eco-friendly car.


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Welcome to Cash In The Attic.

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This is the show that hunts down the hidden treasures around your home

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and then helps you sell them at auction.

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Today I'm in Witham, near Chelmsford, in Essex.

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This is Braxted Park, and behind me is this impressive Georgian manor house

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that has been the ancestral home to the Clark family for more than 250 years.

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There is an immense four-and-a-half- mile wall surrounding the park, which itself spans 2,000 acres

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and is used for game shooting and weddings.

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Well, not far from here is the picturesque Essex village of Wickham Bishops,

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and that's where I'm heading next.

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Well, we've come to this pretty part of Essex to meet a retired couple

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who've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them downsize in more ways than one.

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'Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic, our expert James does his best to roll back the years.'

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-What are you up to, James?

-Oh, you've caught me.

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-'And to charm the ladies.'

-Are you admiring the orchids?

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Well, I'm afraid my interests lie in something a little bit older.

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'And when it comes to auction, things really start to get passionate.'

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And they're called mignonettes, which is French for "little darling".

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So let's hope this little darling fetches lots.

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'But will everyone be smiling at the end of the day? Find out when the final hammer falls.'

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This detached, four-bedroomed house is home to retired couple Fred and Cilla.

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Cilla, or Cid to her friends, is not only a keen gardener,

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but has a passion for golf, horse riding and other country pursuits,

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which she shares with her husband, Fred.

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Together, they've decided to call in Cash In The Attic to help reduce their carbon footprint.

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-A-ha, good morning, James.

-Hi, Lorne.

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Well, it's sport, sport and more sport today. Golf, fishing, all sorts.

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You know, real country pursuits.

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Great. Listen, they don't call me Mr Hole In One on the golf course for nothing.

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-Oh, really? Are you good at golf, then?

-Shh! Don't tell anybody.

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I bet you're good at the 19th hole.

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Well, let's go and see what antiques they've got.

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-I can imagine you sinking them down there!

-You are so right!

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Never mind the course, let's just get to the 19th.

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Ah, good morning. There you are then.

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-Hello.

-Enjoying the good weather?

-Yes, it's lovely!

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Now, you've obviously called us in, so we're here and ready for action.

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I understand you've got some lovely antiques for us to have a look at, is that right?

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Er, yes. We've just downsized and we want to get rid of...

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We've got so many pieces that we just want to get rid of it.

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So, Fred, what are you looking to spend the money on and how much would you like to raise?

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We want to change the wife's car for a Mini, really.

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We're looking to raise about £2,000 if we can, which would be nice.

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OK, so we need to raise £2,000 so that you can downgrade your car to something a bit more economical,

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in which case we may have to leave the gardening for a while and do a bit more hunting for antiques.

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-Do you fancy that?

-Yeah, very good.

-Shall we start in the house?

-Good idea.

-Come on then.

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'Fred and Cid own lots of fabulous antiques,

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'but this house isn't as big as some of their previous properties,

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'and they haven't got room for them any more, which is why they called us in.

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'Already our expert, James Rylands, who's been in the antiques trade for nearly 30 years,

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'thinks he might have uncovered a country classic.'

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Ah, morning, James. I told you you'd be spoilt for choice, didn't I?

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-Hi, morning.

-Hello.

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Just been admiring your picture.

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Isn't it fantastic? Where did it come from?

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It was my cousin Imelda's, my dad's cousin.

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And she had it.

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She put it into auction, and I said I would like it.

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And she got it for me back from the auction, cos I liked it.

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So she put it in, you said you liked it and she got it out again for you?

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-Yes.

-How lovely.

-Cos it's local, isn't it? Ipswich.

-Absolutely, yup.

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Well, you're absolutely right, Cid. It is a local artist.

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It's Edward Robert Smythe, who was very much based up in that part of the world, round Ipswich.

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But what I love about him is that he actually lived to be the ripe old age of 89.

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And he encompassed the entire 19th century. Born in 1810, died in 1899.

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And during the 1840s, he was very much associated with what we call the Norwich School.

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I just think it's lovely. It could only be England, couldn't it?

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You are so right. Completely brilliant. He's observed it beautifully. It's got everything.

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We've got the nice horses.

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Wonderful sky, and that is such an English sky.

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It's rather like one of our weather forecasts at the moment.

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Sunny periods. You can see the sun on the clouds and then do you see the storm coming along just up there?

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So really, really typical of its time.

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Fred, do you like this picture?

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I like all his paintings.

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I learnt to ride when I was four, and when I first did all right,

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I bought a horse,

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so we ended up with a lot of horse paintings, really.

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I think it's probably fair to say that this sort of subject matter

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is probably not quite as popular as it was,

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but, nevertheless, it's just such a great image, it's a good size, it's got everything going for it.

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Painted on canvas, as well, and I would think we're probably looking between £800 and £1,200.

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-Mm-hm.

-So, Cid, are you happy for it to go to auction?

-Oh, yes.

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Come on, let's see what else we can find. This way.

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'Well, that's a fantastic start, but we've still got a long way to go

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'towards our £2,000 target, and so we need to search the house from top to bottom.

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'But who's going to stumble across the next item to help our new car fund blossom?'

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Are you admiring the orchids?

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Well, I'm sure your orchids are very rare and very beautiful, Cid,

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but I'm afraid my interests lie in something a little bit older,

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and that's your table underneath! So where did it come from?

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I really do not know, James.

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I can't remember. It could have been Burford when we were down there

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and we bought a few bits of stuff, but I really can't remember.

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Well, I think it's wonderful. It's also very useful, and I'm just going to show you why.

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Get rid of that. Nice, circular, mahogany top.

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But what does it for me is, if I just have a gentle feel underneath here...

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-Whey-hey!

-Yes, it's lovely, isn't it?

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Isn't that? That's very practical.

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Basically, what it is, it's what we call a tilt-top table.

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It's George III in date, so it's probably made early in the 19th century,

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-so let's say 1800-ish, and it's called a birdcage tilt-top table.

-Is it? Oh, because of the...?

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That's right. Because you've got these nice, turned columns on here,

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and that's what gives it the name.

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And...very useful bit of furniture because you can imagine a couple of bachelors having supper round it,

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something like that, or even one person,

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and then going off and maybe playing a few hands of cards.

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-But I think people now use them as occasional tables.

-Yes.

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I love it because it's such a nice, solid, solid mahogany.

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And you have to remember that mahogany was a very expensive wood in Georgian times.

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Only the wealthiest could afford it.

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This actually had to be imported from a long, long way away,

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and that made it expensive.

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Now, having said all of that, in terms of value, I would think we're probably looking at...

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£150, £250.

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Mm, yes. No, I would have thought it would be worth more than that.

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A few years ago, it would have been worth a lot more, but fingers crossed, as I say, £150, £250.

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Let's hope for the best.

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'So that's another useful addition towards our target.

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'But the hunt must continue if Cid's going to get her new car.

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'James thinks this painting of a Porsche rally car

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'by sporting artist Dion Pears could be worth £300-£500.

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'Fred used to be a sports car enthusiast, and bought it from a car dealer.

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'But now he's happy to trade it in for their new motor.

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'Fred and Cid only moved into this house six months ago.

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'When their children were growing up they had a much larger property,

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'but as the kids flew the nest, they downsized and bought and sold a business.

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'So I'm keen to find out how they eventually ended up here.'

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Hello. You're taking a bit of a rest? Leaving James to do the work.

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-Yes.

-Don't blame you. I wanted to ask you...

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-I understand you've been married for over 40 years, is that right?

-38.

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-38 years.

-Seems like 40, 40-odd.

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So was it love at first sight, Cid?

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Yeah, I quite fancied him then. I dunno about now, but I did then.

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So how many children have you got, then?

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-Two. Boy and a girl.

-What are their ages?

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Natasha's 35. And Freddy's 31.

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So, Fred, I understand you've had quite an interesting career.

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-So tell me about that.

-I was a Lloyd's broker.

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I was a member of Lloyd's from 1972 to '94,

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and it was quite exciting at the time.

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So when you came out of Lloyd's what did you decide to do then?

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One of the children was starting school locally,

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and this wonderful little cottage on the lake in Braxted Park was up for rent,

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so we moved there and we loved it.

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Just a little while later,

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the pub came up for sale, so we ended up running it ourselves.

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-That's quite hard work, isn't it?

-Seriously hard work.

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-So what did you decide to do?

-We decided to sell it.

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-And here we are.

-So how did you find it being a pub landlady, then, Cid?

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I enjoyed it. I loved the social bit. I love meeting people.

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Erm, but it was 24/7.

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It was very... Even on my day off I was cleaning the kitchen and doing different things. But I loved...

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I miss the people. I do.

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But it's nice to be free again.

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It's lovely. And getting the house sorted out.

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OK. Well, I think we'd better get back in and see whether Mr Rylands

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can get his head out of the antiques and give us some valuations.

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'Well, while we've been chatting, James has been hard at work.

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'But it's Fred who hunts down these two handsome oil paintings,

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'which are part of their collection of country sports memorabilia,

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'and are valued at £150-£250 the pair.'

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James, what do you think about this desk?

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Well, it's a nice little desk.

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So, Cid, where did it come from?

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We bought it in an antiques shop in Leigh-on-Sea in the '80s.

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1980, I think.

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Do you know what sort of desk it is?

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It's called a pedestal desk, isn't it?

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That's right. It's a pedestal desk.

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Just as Fred puts you on a pedestal, so this is a pedestal desk.

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It's Victorian, it's mahogany.

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But I tell you what I really like about it, Cid, is the actual size of it.

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Because it's actually nice and small, and much more suitable for modern houses.

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And I tell you what, if you look at the drawers,

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the linings are made of mahogany as well, which is always a really, really good sign.

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And on the side here, you can see the dovetails, which is where the cabinetmakers made them.

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-But also, do you see that?

-Mm.

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That tells me that the handles have been changed.

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Originally, this would almost certainly have had

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little, turned, wooden handles, which sort of went out of fashion at the end of the 19th century.

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And then someone has put these brass handles on instead.

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But it sort of works as a whole.

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I think the important thing with a desk like this is it's incredibly useful.

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And it's just right for a modern-day laptop.

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The other thing with it, of course, is that it's got this wonderful, tooled, leather top,

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which is a replacement. It's not the original.

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But the quality of it is good. You've got this nice sort of silver,

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gilt decoration on the top here.

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Now, what is something like this worth?

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I would think for a pedestal desk like this, I would think we're

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probably going to be looking about £300-£500, something like that.

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Well, that's fine. That will go in the kitty, won't it?

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Well, Cid, sadly we haven't got time to sit and write a few letters on this,

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-because we've got lots more to find.

-Yes.

-So lead on!

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It's a nice piece, but got nowhere to put it, so it's got to go.

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'This charming miniature French carriage clock, valued at £120-£180, has to go, too.

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'The house is yielding up some fantastic collectables,

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'but James and I have got a hunch there could be some hidden treasures at the bottom of the garden.'

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Oh, tally-ho!

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Fred, this is amazing. Hang on, let's get it outside where we can have a good look at it.

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Wonderful.

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Well, Fred, you'd better talk me through this one.

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Well, we had a beautiful pony, my daughter did,

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and I thought it would be nice for her to show side-saddle.

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And she found this saddle.

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In fact, it was the Queen's saddler who actually restored it.

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It looks to be in pretty amazing condition, I must say.

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I have to say, James, it looks very uncomfortable.

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Historically, the idea of a girl or a lady astride a horse, sort of legs like that...

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I'm afraid, not very nice. Not polite.

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And certainly, if you were a well-born lady, you rode side-saddle.

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But if you actually look at this, it's amazing,

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because you've got these two pommels here

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and when you get on it,

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your right leg hooks over this and then tucks underneath the second pommel.

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And that's the only means you've got of actually staying on the horse.

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So it actually required real skill to sit on one of these.

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Thank goodness nowadays ladies are allowed to ride astride a horse, as you said.

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It basically seems to be all here, and actually in very good condition.

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We also had an outfit made by Weatheralls at the same time,

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but we haven't found that yet. It's somewhere.

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Oh, with the side-saddle skirt?

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-Yeah.

-Oh, wow. How interesting.

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Well, I think the other thing is, when trying to think about value on something like this,

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it's not like it's an antique, because whoever buys this will actually buy it to use it.

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They cost thousands new.

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-I would think something like this is probably £500 or thereabouts.

-Wow.

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But if you outweigh that against the cost of buying one new...

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And this is perfectly serviceable.

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So what do you think about James' valuation?

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It would be nicer if I could sell the habit and the side-saddle together, really.

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Do you think you've got much chance of finding it before the auction?

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I'll certainly have a thorough search and see what I can do.

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We'll wait and see on the day of the auction then whether

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you do bring this with the riding outfit, which will be great to see.

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The hunt is on, as they say in your riding circles.

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Yeah, but the hunt needs to move back into the house. Come on.

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'So we'll have to wait till auction day to see if Fred decides to put this Victorian saddle into the sale.

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'But this brass standard lamp and shade is definitely going under the hammer,

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'and we've got another £80 closer to the £2,000 Fred and Cid need for their new car.

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'While Fred and James carry on looking for ways to declutter the inside of the house,

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'I want to find out what keen gardener Cid is hoping to do with the outside.'

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Ah, it's just glorious, isn't it?

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-Gorgeous.

-Glorious out here.

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I can see what attracted you to it, I must say.

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This garden is lovely. What other plans have you got for it?

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I want to finish off down the back and put a bog garden in,

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because we get so much rain and so much water here.

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But I mean, you are used to managing a lot larger places than this, aren't you?

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One of your places had 25 acres.

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We don't want anything big any more. We're getting old, aren't we?

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We're sort of coming down. This is perfect now.

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We can stay here for a few years, it'll be ideal.

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Well, 25 acres, it can't all be garden.

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That's just impossible, isn't it?

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There were fields and there were paddocks. The gardens were big,

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but I loved it. I spent my time in the garden. I loved it.

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So what do you think you might do in the future?

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I want to play more golf, and, yes, enjoy myself, really.

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I might get a job later on, but at the moment I'm just trying to get the house sorted out.

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Now you're pretty good at golf. So how did you get started on that?

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It was Fred that wanted me to play. I played tennis and I loved that.

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And I said, "I don't want to walk round the golf course."

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And then he bought me some lessons and said, "We're going to La Manga."

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And that was double-booked, so we ended up at Hanbury Manor

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and played for two days there, and got a bug, like it always does, and I love it.

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So what about the new car then?

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Are you excited about that?

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Erm, yes, it will be a lot better economically, won't it?

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Yes, it will be a lot easier.

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OK. Well, we're not going to get you a new car if we carry on sitting out here, are we?

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Shall we go and see if the young lads have done anything yet?

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Yes, let's go and have a look.

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'Well, they've been busying themselves rooting through

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'the mementoes Fred and Cid have acquired over the years.

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'And the search has thrown up this beautifully bound book

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'of hunting and horse racing prints by the artist Charles Johnson Payne,

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'better known as Snaffles.

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'Cid brought it back in the '80s,

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'when she saw it advertised in Country Life magazine.

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'It could fetch £80-£150,

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'which will be music to Fred's ears.'

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What are you up to, James?

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Oh, you've caught me! I was actually just having a 1970s moment, pretending that this was a guitar.

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I thought it might be worth a few bob.

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Well, after I've played it and signed it, maybe it will be, Fred, you just don't know.

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Anyway, let me put that back down there, safe and sound.

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James, I wonder if you could have a look at this for us.

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Oh, that's a monster, Fred, it really is. Where did it come from?

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Erm, another thing from Lloyd's, really.

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There was a broker and it was one of his hobbies,

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carriage clocks, and he used to sell them sometimes.

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OK. You know what sort of clock it is?

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Yeah. French, about 18...

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-Late 1800s.

-That's it. But I'll tell you what's unusual about this one is it's an oversized carriage clock.

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Usually they're about six-and-a-half, seven inches high.

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This one's probably, with the handle up, about ten inches high.

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And on the front, on this nice, silver dial,

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I can just see the remains of a retailer's stamp,

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but the maker is actually on the back.

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If we look on the inside, there's a nice circular movement, which,

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again, is unusual for a carriage clock to have a circular movement.

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Usually they've got rectangular plates.

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And the proper maker's name, EM & Co.

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And that stands for Eugene Maurice & Co.

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And they were probably one of the top four or five carriage clock makers

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in France in the 19th century.

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So it's by a good maker. And it's in what we would call a corniche case.

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And that describes these columns on either side.

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It's a one-piece brass case with the handle.

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Originally, it would actually have had a carrying box to go with it.

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Actually, somewhere we've got some cases.

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Whether I've got one for that one or not I can't remember.

0:19:330:19:36

-Well, you go and have a look for it.

-I'll try and find them. Cid might know where they are.

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Well, in a way, this ticks every box.

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It's quality. Everything shouts quality about it.

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What it doesn't tick, sadly, now is demand.

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They have actually come down in value.

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So I think on this now, the value on this would be, conservatively, probably £250-£400.

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Yeah, that's good. That's good.

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Anyway, time is ticking away and we've got to find some more things.

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-Yeah.

-So lead on.

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'So the oversized carriage clock can join the miniature version in the auction.

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'Putting this oak occasional table into the sale

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'should bolster the car fund coffers by another £30-£50,

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'whilst also freeing up a bit more space in the house.

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'We're nearly running out of time and we've managed to sniff out some fantastic items.

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'But there's one more set of pictures that, up till now, Cid's been keeping under wraps.'

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James, what do you think of these?

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Oh, fantastic.

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We've got a set of four.

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You've got four of them! God, they certainly fill a space, don't they?

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-Amazing.

-What have you found, guys?

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Well, look at this. Set of four of these hunting prints.

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Where do they come from?

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I went for a nice lunch in a lovely restaurant and there was a picture gallery round the corner,

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and I saw them.

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And we had a huge hall and landing and that's where we put them.

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Fantastic! Let's just have a look.

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Yeah, here we go.

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Painted by John Sturgess.

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And then over here, we've got, "London, published July 23rd, 1878,

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"by GF McQueen, Marlborough Street, London".

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So, fantastic to have a set of four of them.

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I mean, John Sturgess is quite a well-known artist, Victorian artist,

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and he specialised in hunting scenes and animals.

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And the thing with him was, he spent a lot of time and effort actually studying how the animals moved.

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How horses moved. Studying their anatomy.

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Because I'm sure some of the other horse pictures that you will have seen, early ones,

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they've got the horses galloping with all four feet off the ground,

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which, of course, isn't actually how they do it.

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They've always got one foot on the ground at least.

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But he got it absolutely right.

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They really are very naturalistic.

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OK, hunting's banned but it's still...a popular subject.

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Maybe not as popular as say ten or twenty years ago.

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That's for sure. They were very much in-vogue then.

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As far as value is concerned,

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I would think that we'd be looking at round about between £400-£600.

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So about 100 quid each which, for the space that they actually cover

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-on the wall, it's actually not a lot of money really, is it?

-No.

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So how do you feel about them going to auction for around £500?

0:22:230:22:26

Well, I thought they might go for a little bit more,

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-but we haven't got the room to put them up, have we, Cid?

-Yeah, yeah.

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So they'll have to go.

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Now, you wanted £2,000, didn't you?

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So that you could hopefully downscale your car

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from a gas guzzler to a smaller version.

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-Well, the value of everything going to auction comes to £2,660.

-Oh, really?

-That's very good.

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Bu, of course, if you do decide to bring the saddle,

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that will boost the value up to £3,160.

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So let's just hope you can find that outfit that goes with it

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and the saddle and the outfit comes along too.

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-Looking forward to seeing your items there?

-Yeah.

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OK. Well, we'll see you at the auction house, then.

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Fred and Cid's desire to declutter has thrown up some fantastic items.

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Packed up and ready for auction are...

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this mahogany tilt-top table, which should go for £150-£250.

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A stunning oversized French carriage clock, which although

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not quite as fashionable as it was, should still sell for in excess of £250.

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The ER Smythe country scene on canvas, valued at £800-£1,200.

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And finally, the high-quality, Victorian, leather side-saddle,

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which should fetch between £500 and £700,

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if Fred decides to bring it along on the day of the sale.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic...

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things are hotting up in the saleroom.

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I can start straight in at £420.

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-Oh!

-£420.

-Brilliant! Fantastic.

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But Fred and Cid are proving hard to please.

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-I think that's quite a good price, but you don't look very happy, Cid.

-Yes... No, I am.

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And I do my best to calm their auction nerves.

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So you didn't need to worry about the reserve

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-or the estimate at all, did you?

-No.

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Will they be satisfied with their sales when the final hammer falls?

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Now, it's been a few weeks since we visited Fred and Cid at their

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lovely Essex home, where we found some really high-class antiques

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and some lovely paintings,

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which we've brought here to Hampshire auction house in Andover.

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Now, remember, they're looking to raise around £2,000 so Cid can get a more economical car.

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Let's hope that today, the bidders are feeling enthusiastic and help us reach our target figure.

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There are some serious-looking bidders in the saleroom

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and our expert, James Rylands, is normally pretty spot-on with his valuations.

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So with a bit of luck, we'll soon be well on our way to a good result.

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-Ah, James, hello.

-Morning.

-This is a beautiful carriage clock, isn't it?

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It's my favourite, and do you know what?

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-They've put it on the front cover of the catalogue.

-Have they?!

0:25:050:25:08

That's marvellous! As you can hear, it's still working.

0:25:080:25:11

Even if the time's slightly wrong!

0:25:110:25:13

Now, they did have some lovely items, Fred and Cid.

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Carriages clocks, the paintings, all these really traditional and high-quality antiques.

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But the market's changed quite a lot in recent years, hasn't it?

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The way the market is now, you're right. Because it's the best and the rest.

0:25:250:25:29

With this clock, I don't think we're going to have any problems, because it's a good example.

0:25:290:25:34

OK, well, we need to raise £2,000, so the pressure's on, isn't it?

0:25:340:25:37

Yeah, £2,000 - it's more than a week's pocket money

0:25:370:25:41

but we have got to get Cid her new car.

0:25:410:25:43

Yes, absolutely. Come on.

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With the saleroom filling up, it's time to catch up with Fred and Cid, who are taking one last look

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at the pieces they're selling, before they go under the hammer and off to new homes.

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-Morning, Cid.

-Hello, Lorne.

-Hi, how are you?

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This is a lovely item, isn't it?

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-How do you feel about it going today?

-Yes.

0:26:020:26:05

I love this table, I really do, but... Yes, it's lovely.

0:26:050:26:08

Cid's a bit sad, I think.

0:26:080:26:10

-We want a tip-top price for it.

-Yes, we do.

-Let's hope so.

0:26:100:26:14

I'll tell you one thing I haven't been able to spot so far

0:26:140:26:17

and that's the side-saddle. Is that here?

0:26:170:26:20

I haven't managed to find the habit yet, so I thought

0:26:200:26:22

we'd pull it out and wait until I find it and then have a go.

0:26:220:26:26

Cos I think the two will sell better.

0:26:260:26:27

-What do you think, James?

-I think that's actually the right decision because, let's face it,

0:26:270:26:33

whoever bought it, I think, would want the riding habit to go with it, so your call, but the right decision.

0:26:330:26:40

-Are there any that you've had second thoughts about at all, Cid?

-This table, I love. Erm...

0:26:400:26:45

-And the Snaffles book, really.

-Right.

0:26:450:26:47

-Have we got a reserve on the Snaffles?

-We have. We've got £150.

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At the end of the day, Cid, I think that's a reflection

0:26:510:26:54

of just how much you like it, so if it goes, great. If it doesn't, back home.

0:26:540:26:58

OK. You've got a lovely home to put them back into!

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Let's see what we can make, anyway, in the meantime.

0:27:020:27:04

-The auction's about to start. Shall we get in position?

-Yep.

-Follow me round, then.

0:27:040:27:09

So Fred's decided to leave the side-saddle at home, but that

0:27:100:27:13

could make the £2,000 target a bit more difficult to reach.

0:27:130:27:16

Remember, if you'd like to buy or sell at auction,

0:27:160:27:19

you will have to pay commission and possibly other charges,

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so do check with your local auction house for more details.

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Let's hope Fred and Cid's first lot makes its estimate.

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Lot 25A. 19th-century, circular,

0:27:310:27:34

one-piece top mahogany, tip-top table.

0:27:340:27:37

-Have you been tempted to put a reserve on this one?

-Yes, I have.

0:27:370:27:40

150, I think they've put on it.

0:27:400:27:42

£150, so the bottom end of the estimate.

0:27:420:27:45

That's sensible because, let's face it,

0:27:450:27:47

it's a nice Georgian piece of furniture and it's useful.

0:27:470:27:50

Let's hope someone else thinks so.

0:27:500:27:53

I can start straight in at 100. I'll take 110.

0:27:530:27:55

-So the opening bid is £100.

-120.

0:27:550:27:58

130. 140. 150.

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160. 160. 170. 170...

0:28:010:28:05

At 180. 180. 190.

0:28:050:28:07

No? At £180. Do I hear 190?

0:28:070:28:10

190 I have.

0:28:100:28:12

At 190. 200?

0:28:120:28:15

I can see someone bidding in the room as well.

0:28:160:28:19

190. I'll take 200. £190, then.

0:28:190:28:22

It's with you at 190, sir.

0:28:220:28:24

190, then, I'm taking.

0:28:240:28:26

£190! I think that's quite a good price

0:28:260:28:30

but you don't look very happy, Cid.

0:28:300:28:32

Erm, yes. No, I am.

0:28:320:28:33

At £40 over the reserve, that's a great start to the auction.

0:28:330:28:40

But with £2,000 needed to get Cid that new car,

0:28:400:28:43

we're going to have to hope that all our items reach their valuations.

0:28:430:28:48

Next up is the smaller of Fred's two brass carriage clocks.

0:28:480:28:51

And they're called mignonettes, which is French for "little darling".

0:28:510:28:56

So let's hope this little darling fetches lots.

0:28:560:28:58

120-180 and quite rightly.

0:28:580:29:01

We've got a reserve of 120 on this, haven't we?

0:29:010:29:04

Yeah, I think it needs that protection.

0:29:040:29:06

OK. Hopefully somebody'll be interested.

0:29:060:29:08

Time's ticking away. Here it comes.

0:29:080:29:10

And what shall we start on this?

0:29:100:29:13

I'm straight in at £140. I'll take 150.

0:29:130:29:15

-That's good. Good.

-Do I hear 150 on the lot?

0:29:150:29:19

At 140. 150 I have.

0:29:190:29:21

-Good, he's got some competition.

-160. 170.

0:29:210:29:24

At £160 with me. I'll take 170 on the lot.

0:29:240:29:28

At 160, then. It's worth 170. It's got to be worth that easily.

0:29:280:29:31

At £160, then.

0:29:310:29:34

£160.

0:29:370:29:38

What do you think of that, Fred? Has it come through your hands?

0:29:380:29:42

Yeah. No. Yeah, not bad. Not bad. Not bad.

0:29:420:29:45

Once again, James' valuation is spot-on.

0:29:470:29:50

The bidding isn't quite as aggressive as we'd like.

0:29:500:29:53

Let's hope the saleroom livens up for our next lot.

0:29:530:29:57

Lot 45A. Lot 45A.

0:29:570:30:00

Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with tooled leather insert,

0:30:000:30:03

-above nine drawers, on casters...

-Ideal for a laptop.

0:30:030:30:06

Well, I have to say, I think it reminds me of myself.

0:30:060:30:09

It's just small and petite.

0:30:090:30:11

What we don't want is a small, petite price, because estimate, 300-500.

0:30:110:30:15

Now, I think we've got a reserve of £200 on this, I think.

0:30:150:30:19

That's sensible. We certainly don't want it to drop below that,

0:30:190:30:23

so let's see where we get it to.

0:30:230:30:25

It's a very nice item, this.

0:30:250:30:26

We've got quite a bit of interest and I'm straight in at £200.

0:30:260:30:29

-I'll take 220.

-Well, we start at the reserve.

0:30:290:30:32

At £200 only. Do I hear 220 on the lot?

0:30:320:30:34

At 200 only. I'll take ten, if it will help anyone.

0:30:340:30:38

At £200, then.

0:30:380:30:41

-What do you think about that?

-Well, yes, it's...

0:30:410:30:44

-Got to go, hasn't it?

-Got to go, yes.

0:30:440:30:47

You know what, Cid? I think it's actually a sign of the times.

0:30:470:30:50

So, the desk hasn't reached its estimate

0:30:520:30:55

and has only just achieved its reserve of £200.

0:30:550:30:58

Let's hope our next lot lights up the saleroom.

0:30:580:31:01

Nice item, this.

0:31:010:31:02

Again, I can start straight in at 60 and I'll take five. At £60 only.

0:31:020:31:06

Do I hear five? Five I have, and 70. And five, sir?

0:31:060:31:11

80 here. Five, it's yours.

0:31:110:31:13

85, I'm out. Do I hear 90?

0:31:130:31:15

At £85 only. Do I hear 90 on the lot?

0:31:150:31:19

£85, then, sir.

0:31:190:31:20

-Are you happy with that price that we've got?

-Yes, it's got to go.

-OK, right.

0:31:200:31:25

The brass standard lamp and shade has reached its estimate.

0:31:250:31:29

So we're back on track towards our £2,000 and that new car.

0:31:290:31:35

Circular, pie-crust edged, walnut, two-tier occasional table.

0:31:350:31:39

That was from your relations, is that right?

0:31:390:31:41

Yeah, my grandma and my mother and father afterwards. Yeah.

0:31:410:31:44

Are you looking forward to it going today or is it a bit of a problem?

0:31:440:31:48

-No, not at all.

-No?

-No, cos it helps empty out me mother's house as well.

0:31:480:31:52

We've got an estimate of £30-£40, so let's just see how we get on.

0:31:520:31:57

Nice lot, this. What shall we say?

0:31:570:31:59

I can start the bidding at 20. I'll take two. At £20 only.

0:31:590:32:02

-£20.

-Do I hear two on the lot?

0:32:020:32:05

Two I have. And four. And six.

0:32:050:32:08

Now at £24. I'll take five, if it will help.

0:32:080:32:11

25 I have. At £25. Do I hear six?

0:32:110:32:13

-25.

-At £25 only.

0:32:130:32:15

I'll take six on the lot. It's worth that any day of the week. £25, then...

0:32:150:32:21

-25. Well...

-£25?

-It's OK.

0:32:210:32:25

It's not brilliant, but it's OK.

0:32:250:32:28

We know it's a lot less than it would've been worth

0:32:280:32:30

a few years ago, but it's sold and that's the important thing, isn't it?

0:32:300:32:34

It seems that Fred and Cid's antiques

0:32:340:32:37

aren't exciting the bidders.

0:32:370:32:40

That total of £2,000 is suddenly looking a long way off,

0:32:400:32:44

which means there's a lot riding on the set of four horse-racing prints,

0:32:440:32:48

about to go under the hammer.

0:32:480:32:50

-Now, unfortunately, both the subject and the size may go against them, James.

-It's true.

0:32:520:32:57

I mean, smaller houses, subject not as popular as it was,

0:32:570:33:00

but what we really want, Fred, is for someone to be a bit tipsy in the audience.

0:33:000:33:05

Do what you did!

0:33:050:33:07

I don't think we've got a reserve on these, because you can't really have them back.

0:33:070:33:11

-They are huge. Let's hope they fetch the estimate.

-OK.

0:33:110:33:15

What shall we start? Straight in at 300?

0:33:150:33:17

I'll take 320. 320 I have. 340. 360.

0:33:170:33:23

At £360. then. At 360. Do I hear 380?

0:33:230:33:26

380 I have. At 380...

0:33:260:33:27

-There's a bit of bidding in the air.

-That's good.

-400?

0:33:270:33:31

At £380, then. On my right at 380.

0:33:310:33:34

-Are you pleased with the 380?

-Yeah, that's fine.

0:33:340:33:37

-Yes? Cid?

-Yes.

-Yeah?

-That's good. Yes.

0:33:370:33:39

So that's another lot that's sold for just under its estimate,

0:33:410:33:44

which means we're still a long way off our target.

0:33:440:33:48

Since we're already at the halfway stage,

0:33:480:33:50

it's time to tot up our total so far.

0:33:500:33:54

We're only halfway through the sale, but adding up what we've made so far,

0:33:540:33:58

given the fact that you want £2,000.

0:33:580:34:02

Just, at this point in time, we've made £1,040.

0:34:020:34:06

-There we go.

-That's good.

-We've still got a few things to go, Cid.

0:34:060:34:09

-Yeah.

-We're halfway there. Yeah.

0:34:090:34:11

I think what's strange sometimes at auction is, individual items selling can be a disappointment

0:34:110:34:16

but when you look at the overall figure, generally,

0:34:160:34:20

it's always more or less within the price you're expecting.

0:34:200:34:23

But it's always nice to make a bit over estimate

0:34:230:34:26

and if we're going to top £2,000, we really want our lots to start flying out of the saleroom.

0:34:260:34:32

But as our experts always say, quality sells,

0:34:320:34:36

so everyone's got high hopes for our next item.

0:34:360:34:40

OK. Lot 240A. Lot 240A.

0:34:400:34:44

A large, brass-cage, French carriage clock supported by classical columns

0:34:440:34:47

with bevelled plates and silver chaptering.

0:34:470:34:50

Next up is my favourite.

0:34:500:34:51

And also the front cover of the catalogue.

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And it's your oversize French carriage clock.

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I love this. It just oozes quality.

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I have to say, we've got an estimate of £250-£400

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and I think we have got a reserve of 250 on it.

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So I really hope this goes on and makes a lot.

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A lot of interest here. Phone bid.

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I can start straight in at £420.

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-Whoa!

-£420 is the starting bid.

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440, I'll take.

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INAUDIBLE

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440 I have. That's me out at 440. Do I hear 460?

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It's gone a bit quiet, hasn't it? 440 it is. At £440.

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£440.

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That was good. That was nice.

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As James predicted, the carriage clock has been the star

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of the show so far.

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The auction room is hotting up. Let's hope we can carry on

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getting top dollar for the remaining items.

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These oil paintings of hunting scenes

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will hopefully have our bidders chomping at the bit.

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We've got 150-250 for the two.

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They're about two foot six by two foot,

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so they're good, and they're hand-painted and things like that.

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Let's see how we get on with these.

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Nice items, these. I'm straight in at £100. I'll take 110. At £100 I have.

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At £100. And 110 I have. 120. 130.

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At £120 with me. 130 I'll take.

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130. Finally, 140 here.

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150, it's yours. 150.

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I'm out on commission at 150.

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Do I hear 160? At £150, then.

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It's very cheap for that.

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At 150, then.

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£150. Now, that's just bang-on the bottom estimate.

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How do you feel about that price?

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-Er, disappointing, in a way, I should think.

-Mmm...

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-There you go. It's all space, isn't it?

-Mmm.

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So that's another lot that's sold for its estimate, but no more,

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which means we're still a long way off our target.

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Behind the auctioneer, the Porsche rally car painting

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has pride of place, but will it get the bidders' pulses racing?

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At 250 only.

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-Well, it was cheaper than a Porsche, wasn't it?

-It certainly is! Absolutely.

-Yes.

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So that's another lot gone.

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But it sold for £50 under estimate.

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But that will all be forgotten about

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if the country scene by ER Smythe does the business.

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Lot 250A. 250A.

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19th-century oil on canvas country scene attributed to ER Symthe.

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This is a beautiful painting. It's traditional,

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very English, but it's stunning, isn't it?

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It is, and by a good Norwich School painter of the time - Symthe -

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and estimate, £800-£1,200. I think we've got a reserve on this, haven't we?

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700, I think.

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Well, here we go. Let's see what it makes.

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It's quite a nice item, this. Lots of interest.

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I'm straight in at £500, £600, £700.

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I'll take 750. At £700 I have.

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On commission at 700. No interest?

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At £700, then, I'm selling.

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£700, so it's bang-on your reserve.

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-Yes, I think that's gone quite cheaply, really, for Symthe, don't you?

-Yeah, I do.

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But they say "attributed to Smythe", what's the difference?

0:38:150:38:19

They can't say it's definitely him?

0:38:190:38:20

Yeah, I think when it says, "attributed to"...

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You have to bear in mind this one was not signed.

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It just had the title plaque on the front of the frame.

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So it means they think it's by him, but can't definitely say so.

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So the fact it's difficult to be 100% confident

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that it's a genuine Symthe has kept the price down.

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Still £700 is not to be sniffed at.

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So far, Fred and Cid's hunting memorabilia has all sold,

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but hasn't gone above estimate, so I can't help wondering

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how much interest our final lot will generate.

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Limited edition folio of illustrations by Snaffles.

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Published 1983, with foreword by HRH Princess Anne.

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-Snaffles prints are very popular.

-They are. He's well-known.

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Not as popular as they were because of the hunting subject matter.

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But this is a limited edition one with a foreword by Princess Anne,

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who's a very keen horse lady.

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I am straight in at 160. I'll take 170.

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-180 here. 190.

-190.

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At 190, I'm out on commission.

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-200 in the room. 220.

-220.

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-240. 260.

-260.

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280. 300.

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-£300.

-320. 340.

-340.

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-360. 380.

-380.

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400.

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-420.

-420.

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Doesn't he look happy on the phone? 440.

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No? At 420. I'll take 440.

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At £420, then.

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£420. That is...

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-So you didn't need to worry about the reserve or the estimate at all, did you?

-No. That was good.

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Selling for an incredible £340 over estimate,

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it looks like we've saved the best till last.

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Maybe the royal connection made the difference.

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It's time to find out exactly how much money we've made.

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Right, now you wanted £2,000 so you could get a more economical car, didn't you, Cid?

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-Any idea what you might have made, Fred?

-I haven't got a clue.

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-I haven't added it up yet. It's too quick.

-What about you, Cid?

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I don't know. Erm, we did, what, 1,000 in the first?

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I don't know if we have done...

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You've done a bit better - you've made £3,000.

0:40:400:40:43

-Really? That's brilliant.

-That's jolly good.

0:40:430:40:46

-That is good. That is good, hmm.

-There you are. On our way!

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And we haven't got to take anything back.

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-No, that's the good news as well, isn't it, hey?

-That is good.

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With the proceeds of the sale in the bank,

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today, Fred and Cid are off to test-drive a new car.

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Although some of the items didn't go for what we really wanted,

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we did get quite a bit towards our new eco-friendly car.

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Hello, Matt.

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-Good afternoon.

-Hello, Matt.

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-Good afternoon. You OK?

-Fine.

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-Got your car ready. Do you want to come outside and have a look?

-Lovely.

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It does look nice, doesn't it?

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-It does look very smart.

-There we go.

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Cid seems to have made her mind up that this is the car for her.

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Lovely. Lovely to drive.

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Now they've settled on their new motor, Fred and Cid have decided

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to treat themselves to a day out with the extra cash they made.

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-All right.

-Hello.

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What better place for a keen gardener to head off to

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on a summer's day than London's world famous Kew Gardens?

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With hundreds of species of rare plants to discover

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and over 200 acres to explore, Fred and Cid can really stretch their legs

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before heading back home to Essex.

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We've had a great day. This place is just stunning.

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Beautiful. The views are wonderful up here.

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Had a great day.

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