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Welcome to Cash In The Attic, the programme that searches out all those treasures around your home

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and then sells them for you at auction.

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Today, I'm surrounded by history, because I'm in Stratford-upon-Avon,

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which is right in the heart of England.

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Of course, Stratford has many connections

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with the playwright William Shakespeare.

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This house behind me is said to be his birthplace.

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'Given its previous tenant,

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'it's little wonder that this house

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'is one of the most visited literary landmarks in Britain.

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'The playwright was born, married and eventually buried in Stratford.

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'The original features go a long way towards evoking the great Bard's past.'

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So let's hope we can raise the curtain on some fantastic collectables

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when we go searching for treasures to take to auction.

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'Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic, love is in the air.'

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I think I've just fallen in love, for the first time in my life.

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'And let's hope it stays that way.'

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For goodness sake, don't call her a cheapskate.

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That'd be the worst thing.

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'Our expert John has faith in our items.'

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I'm a big fan of it.

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I've never had any trouble in the past, but it's another day, another auction house.

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'But will it be love's labours lost at auction?'

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-It's going home.

-We're not doing very well.

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'Find out, when the final hammer falls.'

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I'm on my way to meet a couple who called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them raise funds for a vital piece of equipment

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for their favourite hobby.

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'Crwd and David's tale could be that of a Shakespearean sonnet,

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'with very modern overtones, because this couple met after an internet encounter

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'and have been together now for five years.

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'Not only are they mad for each other but they also share

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'a mutual passion for sailing. They've called in Cash In The Attic because they have plans

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'for their very own Love Boat.'

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John, John, where for art thou, John? Am I glad to see you?!

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Isn't it marvellous to be in such a beautiful place?

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It's great, isn't it? Do you think we're gonna find some items worthy of such a literary note?

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Well, I don't know. But I tell you what,

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this lovely couple, they're engaged, they've been together five years

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and due to get married next year, so at least we've got our...

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Romeo and Juliet.

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It sounds great, but to be or not to be, that is the question.

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-Are you ever gonna run out of quotes?

-Possibly.

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As long as this is not a tragedy, we're OK.

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-I'll go find the family and you'd better start looking.

-OK.

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-Crwd and David.

-Hey!

-Hiya!

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These have got to be the best fed, best watered plants I've come across in a long time.

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We do our best.

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You've called in the Cash In The Attic team,

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and we're thrilled, but why have you called us in?

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We've got a sailing boat and we need a new electronic navigation system,

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which is GPS, the chart plotter

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-and the fish finder.

-You're losing me a bit here.

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What does that actually do?

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Instead of paper charts, you're working on electronic charts

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so you can find out where you're gonna go...

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-Where you're coming from...

-And, more importantly, where you are.

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-That kind of helps, doesn't it?

-It does. If you get in trouble,

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you've got to be able to tell somebody where you are.

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So obviously this is a vital piece of equipment, but how much is it going to cost?

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We're hoping to raise around £1,000. It'll cost a little more than that,

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but if we can get close that would be great.

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If we're going to raise £1,000 for this equipment, we've got to go to work really quickly,

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so I'm going to follow you, David.

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It's lovely.

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It's a great house, actually...

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'Crwd and David are self-confessed hoarders and their taste runs from the funky to the functional.

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'When they combined their houses, they were bursting with collectables,

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'good news for us, and our expert, John Cameron,

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'already has his beady eye on something that could see us cast off.'

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I knew I'd find you in the bedroom, rooting through people's drawers!

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You've found a nice piece of jewellery.

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I've found an interesting ring. I wonder if you could shed some light on it for us.

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What's the story behind this ring?

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Soon after Crwd and I got together, she bought me a ring.

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This was a few months after I bought her the engagement ring.

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I tried it on, she said, "Do you like it?" I said, "It's nice...

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-"but, quite frankly, it's not really my style."

-It's a black diamond.

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People associate diamonds with being white,

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but they come in various colours.

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Interestingly, black diamonds like this, not hugely popular in jewellery

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and most of them are used in industry.

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Diamonds are valued for the four Cs - the cut, the colour, the clarity and the carat.

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Well, the cut we know is a cushion cut.

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The carat I'd estimate at about one carat in weight. The clarity we can't see,

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because it's black. And diamonds being prized for their clarity,

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the whiter the diamond, the more value per carat.

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So, if we're gonna have this piece of navigational equipment, how much is the ring gonna fetch?

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-I would suggest an auction estimate of about £150 to £180.

-Did you think it'd be worth more?

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I think Crwd paid a little bit more than that. We were hoping for a little bit more, but that's fine.

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For goodness sake, don't call her a cheapskate!

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That'd be the worst thing that could happen.

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So we're gonna put it into auction. Hopefully it'll get £150.

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Now we have to go and face Crwd.

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That's going to be the worst part.

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You first, David.

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'Downstairs, Crwd is busy taking a journey down memory lane.

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'This box is chock-full of family memorabilia, and one item in particular catches her eye.

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'This Lady Elgin wristwatch was her mother's.'

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'In the living room, Crwd thinks she's found something else to add fuel to the fire.'

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It's a very decorative fire screen. Where did it come from?

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I bought it at an auction saleroom outside Stratford 30 years ago.

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-I bought it cos I thought it was very pretty.

-Date-wise, it's Victorian.

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We can tell it's Victorian because of

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the amount of different decorative elements

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going on on the piece. If we look at the top, you have this pierced fretwork carved crest here,

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echoed on the bottom there.

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On the sides, in these stars,

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we've got barley twist going on,

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as we have on the stretcher,

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something we first started to see on Jacobean furniture in the 17th century.

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And again the use of walnut, very much a favoured timber

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-in the Victorian period.

-So it's walnut?

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-Stained walnut, yeah - very much a favoured timber.

-I didn't realise.

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It went out - not to do with fashion, more with availability - it went out in the 1720s,

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but new stocks came back in so you see the Victorians reviving the use of walnut in furniture.

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In between those periods, we predominantly see mahogany.

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Sadly, Victorian furniture isn't as popular as it once was,

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but it's in great condition and I'd have no problem putting an estimate on this of about £120 to £180.

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-OK.

-Are you happy to go?

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-Yes, absolutely.

-Jolly good.

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It's a welcome contribution towards our total today,

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but we're not there yet, so we need to carry on rummaging.

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OK, great. Let's go and rummage.

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I was quite interested as to what John was saying about the fire screen.

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It's lots of detail that I didn't know about it.

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I'm quite pleased with the valuation and I shall be quite pleased to see it go.

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It takes up quite a lot of space.

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'We're off to a fantastic start, but there's a long way to go

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'if we're going to navigate our way to that £1,000.

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'I quite fancy this padded wooden armchair,

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'and this useful occasional table might be really good company for the chair.

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'In the dining room, David's found something that,

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'despite its appearance, is no laughing matter.'

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-What have you got there?

-Looks like a jester to me, John.

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You're not mistaken there. It's more than that - it's a Doulton jester.

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You've also got a number on the bottom, the H-N number.

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Can you see that?

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-Yeah.

-That refers to the artistic director, a chap called Harry Nixon,

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which is great, because collectors can go to a reference book and cross-reference

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the number, when was it made, the different colourways, who made it,

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how long it was issued for. These are important pieces of information when looking at value.

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Who does this belong to - you or Crwd?

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Crwd bought it many years ago just to remind her of the times she enjoyed at the theatre.

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It's a very nice piece. We quite enjoy having it on the mantelpiece.

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It's made of pottery. It would've been made up in Stoke-on-Trent.

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This particular figure, I know,

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was introduced in about 1949 and remained in production until 1997,

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when various other figures were discontinued.

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It's nice to see this hasn't been damaged in those years.

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It does have some extremities, certainly on the hat.

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It doesn't take much to knock those off, does it? It is a popular figure

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and, in this mauve colourway, we'd probably be looking at about

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-£90 to £120, something like that.

-OK, that's better than I expected.

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-Let's go and see what she has to say.

-Let's go.

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'£90 is certainly no joke and a welcome addition

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'to our satellite navigation fund for our seafaring couple.

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'As is this Royal Doulton Falstaff figurine.

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'It all seems to have been plain sailing so far,

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'but we've still got a long way to go

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'to our £1,000 target.

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'Luckily, John has got plenty of wind in his sails,

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'I leave him to the search while I find out how Crwd and David became shipmates.'

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You're our Romeo and Juliet for the day, where did you meet?

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We actually met on the internet.

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When we first met each other,

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we were in Poole for a good five or six hours.

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-Which is where my boat was moored at the time.

-When she went off,

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I was actually a bit lost for what to do at 6.00pm.

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I was sort of staring out into the bay at Poole and this lady on a bike with her partner said, "Are you OK?"

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I said, "Yes... I think I've just fallen in love for the first time in my life."

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It's not often you say that. It was quite a revelation. I'm very happy about the whole thing.

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So how long was it before you proposed?

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It was a couple of years.

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We organised a trip to Venice. On one of the last days we were there, I organised a trip on a gondola.

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The gondolier said all the couples have to kiss when they go underneath the Rialto Bridge.

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So I kissed and then I proposed and presented the ring.

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How romantic! Where do you normally sail to in your own spare time?

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We sail around the Solent.

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Weekends, holidays we tend to just stick to that area, although we have been across to France.

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With this new piece of equipment, will you be able to go further afield?

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We'd like to go down to south Brittany at some stage,

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perhaps down through the French canals and down into the Med.

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It is fascinating hearing about all of this.

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I love your garden. I've had a lovely time out here, but I'm gonna put you to work again.

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We've got to get inside the house and find some stuff we can sell.

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'While we've been chatting,

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'John's been raiding under the eaves. He's discovered this gorgeous,

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'Art Deco silver-plated tea set from Walker and Hall.'

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'In the kitchen, I've found something that might raise the temperature at auction.'

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-Crwd, are you there with John? I've found a lovely barometer.

-Oh, yes.

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-Where did this one come from?

-It was my parents' barometer.

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It was always in their hall.

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Every time Dad used to go past it,

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he used to tap it and move the little handle in the middle

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to see what the pressure was doing,

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if it was going to rain, or be sunny.

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This would date to the turn of the last century,

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though the mercurial barometers have been around since the 17th century.

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This particular type,

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known as the banjo barometer, was introduced into England in the 1820s by Italian immigrants.

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The style remained unchanged well into this century.

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It's a very distinctive whiplash motif, a flower there,

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very much in the Art Nouveau taste,

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-which would put it bang on in about 1900.

-Is it oak?

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The case is oak, and we can see we have a maker here of Howden.

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The London makers tend to be the most favoured and most desirable.

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Are you going to find it very emotional parting with this?

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It is part of my family

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and, as a sailor, whenever I go past it,

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I move it and I can see what's going to happen within the next few hours, really.

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So the question is whether you bring it to auction or not.

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-Well, I think yes.

-Maybe the price will determine it.

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At auction, I would suggest an estimate of about £80 to £120

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but because of that nice Art Nouveau decorative motif on the top

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it wouldn't surprise me if it made more.

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When I meet you at the auction, I'll be looking to see whether you've got your banjo barometer under your arm.

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-I don't know.

-One to think about, but we have lots more things to look at. Shall we go to another room?

-OK.

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'With the barometer hanging in the balance, we need to find more treasures.

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'You never know which way the wind will blow at auction, so we need a special item

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'to boost our total.'

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-Gloria, John? I was just thinking about this. What do you think?

-Well,

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-it's a very striking clock. What can you tell me about it?

-This was a present from an ex-boyfriend so,

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although it's a nice clock, I'm quite happy to see that go, really.

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It's called an atmos clock. Is that purely because of the atmosphere? Is that how it works?

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It is run by changes in atmospheric pressure. It was invented

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in the 1920s by a man called Jean-Leon Reutter.

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He wanted to produce a clock that you wouldn't have to wind,

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a perpetual clock that truly would run for ever.

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Eventually, he came across the idea of using

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a coiled, hollow spring, which contained mercury.

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Any changes in pressure,

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the mercury would expand or contract, as would the spring. That would power up the clock.

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They don't use mercury in them any more,

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but that was how the clock was developed.

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They're very popular, very accurate. They do take a bit of messing around to set them up.

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-So what do you think? How much?

-I would suggest an estimate of about £300 to £400.

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-That's good. Excellent!

-Are you happy with that?

-Absolutely.

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On that note, I think we should call David into the room. David?

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-Hi there.

-At this stage, I want to give you your potential totals.

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I can tell you that, if everything goes to plan and you bring the barometer, you should reach £1,000.

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-Really?

-Excellent.

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-That's fantastic.

-However, if you don't bring the barometer, you'll have £920, so not quite your mark.

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-OK.

-We shall see whether you bring the barometer to auction.

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-We've had a lovely day, John, haven't we?

-Fantastic.

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'We've dug out some truly unusual antiques here in Stratford today.

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'Let's hope they set our bidders' hearts aflutter.'

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'We've got this handsome black diamond ring,'

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'and this Jaeger atmosphere clock.'

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'But the barometer's fate is undecided.

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'Will Crwd be swung by John's £80 to £120 estimate

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'and bring it to auction? Only time will tell.'

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'Still to come on Cash In The Attic, our hopes for the sailing satellite system hit rocky waters.'

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-Maybe a little compass or something.

-A little handheld compass!

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'And John's forecasts come to fruition.'

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So you were good on that one.

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Lucky, you might say!

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'But will they sail away with the cash?

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'Find out when the final hammer falls.

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It's a couple of weeks now since we visited Crwd Ponzi and her fiance David at their lovely home

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in Stratford-upon-Avon to search for antiques and collectables

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to bring here to the Chiswick Auction Rooms in west London.

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They are both really keen sailors so they're hoping to raise £1,000 for a piece of navigational equipment

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which will take them further afield, all around the coastline of France.

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I do hope there are lots of eager bidders today when their items go under the hammer.

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'Happily, the saleroom is fit to bursting with interesting items to tug at our bidders' heart-strings.

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'Let's hope they're ready to part with their cash.

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'Our expert, John Cameron, is wasting no time in searching out treasures.

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'He's betting the atmosphere clock will get hands twitching.'

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-Good morning.

-Good morning.

-Nice hairdo!

-What are you talking about? I fell out of bed like this!

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-Your favourite clock is here.

-It is. And, no pun intended, it really is a striking timepiece.

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It's lovely and we've got big hopes for this today. We need £300

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-to £400 for it.

-Do you think it'll do well?

-It ought to.

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They don't turn up frequently and, when they do, I've had no trouble selling them.

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I liked the barometer. Did you?

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I did, but I think Crwd was a bit attached to that,

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it came from her father's house, so I'm not sure she'll have brought it.

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-I want to see if they have a Shakespearean phrase lined up. Shall we go meet them?

-Let's go.

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'As the bidders take their seats,

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'we spot our couple saying goodbye to an item that John and I didn't think we'd be seeing again.

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'Crwd has decided to add her beloved barometer to the sale list after all.'

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-Crwd and David, good morning.

-Hello! How are you?

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Looking at your treasured barometer. Doesn't that look splendid there?

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It looks better than it does in our place.

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-So will it do well, John?

-It ought to.

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It's very nice. You do see them at auction, but I like the Art Nouveau motif to the top and bottom.

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That should separate it from the rest.

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To paraphrase Lady Macbeth, is this a barometer I see before me?

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Oh! And what else are you excited about today?

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It's exciting to see how the ring goes, which caused a little bit of fuss in the house.

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Is she still speaking to you about that?

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The ring, unfortunately, we've left behind because we thought,

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just to keep the peace, we might keep it for at least another week or two.

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So you've kept the ring?

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-Yes.

-You didn't want to upset her?

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-No.

-Is that an auctioneer I see before me?

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-Excellent.

-In position, so I think we'd better get in position as well.

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'If you're planning on buying or selling at auction, you'll have to pay commission

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'and possible other charges, so be sure you check with your local auction house first.

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'It's a full house here in Chiswick today,

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'and we take our places just in time for curtain up on our first item.'

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'Lot number five...'

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a Walker and Hall silver-plated three-piece tea set with a tray.

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How do you think it'll do, John?

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It does have the name on it of Walker and Hall,

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a well-respected firm of silversmiths, so we should be somewhere around our estimate.

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Who'll start me at £30? £20 for it?

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I'm bid £20. 22, 25, 28, 30, 32, 35.

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35, 38. £35. I'm selling at £35. For the last time at £35...

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£35.

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-£35.

-Well done.

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'It's a great start and bang in the middle of John's estimate.

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'Next up under the hammer is the Royal Doulton jester.

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'Fingers crossed he'll have us laughing all the way to the bank.'

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So, John, the jester,

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which I think you're partial to, but so were the guys.

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-They put a reserve on this.

-He was nice. We've got a reserve of £120. My estimate was £90 to £120.

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You've gone on the top estimate, but it should do that.

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Number 10, the jester figure. Who'll start me at £50? £50 for it? It's Doulton.

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£50 for the jester? Who's to start me at £50? Bid at £50. 55.

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55 there. 60.

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60 there. 65, 70, 75.

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That's £70 bid. Take five at £70.

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£70, all done. At £70, then.

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Not enough. Not sold.

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Bidding got up to £75, which was shy of my bottom estimate.

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'I don't like that - not in the least bit funny.

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'When the wooden armchair goes unsold as well...'

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£30. Two I'll take. At £30. Are we done?

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Only bid so far at £30. Not enough for that one. We want a bit more.

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'This comedy looks to be taking a tragic turn.

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'Let's hope our next item, Crwd's father's much-loved barometer,

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'gets temperatures rising again.'

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Now, even I am a bit sad

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to see the barometer up.

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-I think it'll go well, don't you?

-Yeah, it should do. It's got some nice decorative features.

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Art Nouveau barometer there. What's that worth? £100 for it? Should make that. £50 for it?

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I'm bid £50. 55, 60, 65,

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70, 75, 80, 85.

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80 is bid. £85, new bidder.

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I'll take 90. The bid is in front of me at £85.

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Are we done?

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Just over the bottom estimate.

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-How do you react to that?

-Fine.

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She's happy. A happy girl!

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'It's a welcome addition to the boat navigation fund. But, with just over a tenth of our target in our sights,

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'we need a lot more where that came from if we're going to get anywhere near £1,000.

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'Maybe our Royal Doulton figure, the Shakespearean Falstaff,

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'will put some wind in our sails and reach £60.'

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The Royal Doulton figure. Start me at £50 for it? £50 for it? £40 for it?

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I'm bid there at £40. 42 there, 45.

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45, 48.

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£45 then. Again, not sold. We want more than that for it.

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-Oh, no. What's going on?

-We're not doing very well, are we?

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'Oh, tragedy! We really need our fortune to do an about turn if we're going to stay on course.

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'Will our elaborate Victorian fire screen

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'result in a much-needed sale?'

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Victorian fire screen with tapestry panel.

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Start me at £100 for it?

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£80 for it? £50? I'm bid at £50.

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55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100.

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100, new bidder. 110, 120, 130.

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120 is bid. Take 130. Are you out?

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£120. Last chance.

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Going for 120, your bid.

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That is very good. You were pretty spot on.

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£120, bang on our lower estimate.

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So you were good on that one.

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Lucky, you might say.

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'Very good, a great result and not before time.

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'Over halfway through the sale and, with merely a quarter of our target accounted for,

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'could the tide finally be turning for Crwd and David?

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'John had high hopes for our next lot - the gold ladies' wristwatch.'

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Is that worth £50? Start me for it. The Elgin watch, £50 for it?

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Can't get a bid at £50 to start me, I'll pass along. No bids at £50 then.

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No-one likes this one. No offers.

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-None at all.

-Are you disappointed at that?

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I am a bit, yes.

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'And so am I. Another of our items

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'is cast adrift, which is another blow to Crwd and David's hopes for a new GPS system for their sail boat.

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'Fingers crossed our next item proves to be the trump card that John hopes it is.'

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This is the big moment.

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We've had a look at this atmos clock again this morning.

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I know John is very partial to it.

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I'm a big fan. I've never had any trouble selling them but it's another day, another auction house.

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What's that worth? Start me at £300 for it. £200 for it?

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Again, no bidders. I'm bid at £200. Give me £210 for it.

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£200. Give me 210 for it. £200 is the bid so far.

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£200, whoever wants it. That's the bid, £200.

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Going at £200, your last chance.

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Sorry, not sold.

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You know what? Maybe a little compass or something.

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-A hand-held compass.

-At least it'll get you to France.

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-Yes.

-Point the boat in the right direction.

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'It's a major disappointment and, with the sale nearly over,

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'our love birds Crwd and David are putting on a very brave face.

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'So, with one final lot to go, will the elegant occasional table sink or swim?'

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My observation is at these auctions

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little occasional tables do well.

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This one's at the bottom end, the type that turns up a lot.

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But I'm not scorning you. We're looking for £50 to £80.

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It's a good, honest piece of antique furniture.

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£50 for it. £30 for it. I'm bid at £30.

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32, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 48,

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50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75. 80?

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It's bid, 85. 90, 95.

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No other bidder at £90. 95, back in.

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100? £95 bid, at £95. For £95.

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Your bid, sir. £95.

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-£95!

-Who said it was lower end of the market?

-Yeah!

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'It's been a really rocky ride today,

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'but the table John described as bottom end

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'has given us a lifeline. But will it be enough?'

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Crwd and David, I am really disappointed myself.

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-That's the thing about auctions though, it's very unpredictable, isn't it, John?

-It is.

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This perhaps wasn't our day.

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I know you wanted £1,000 for this very sophisticated form of navigation system.

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Well, you have at this point £335.

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Right. I think that may just pay for some wind instruments.

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So what will you do in this case?

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We could always raid our piggy bank, just to get the sum up a little bit.

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We've had tremendous fun. We've really, really enjoyed it.

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-We've enjoyed meeting you so much. We've had a few laughs along the way, haven't we?

-More than a few!

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'So, it's been two weeks since David and Crwd raised £335 at auction.

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'Despite not reaching their target,

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'they're looking into the global positioning system they'd set their hearts on.'

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Brochure, card, there's a price list in the back as well.

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'We've got a good fund to start with.'

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Every Christmas and birthday, we'll add a little bit more and hopefully by the beginning of next year

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we're going to be in a position where we can actually buy one.

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'Let's hope Crwd and David don't have to wait long before they splash out on their new piece of kit.

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'In the meantime, there's no stopping them enjoying the life of Riley out on the open seas.'

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It's one of the greatest experiences in the world, to have a good sailing boat

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and a really decent sailing partner that you get on well with and sailing to far-off, exotic places.

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If you'd like to join us on Cash In The Attic and you feel

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you've got some collectables hidden around your home, it's very easy.

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All you have to do is go to our website:

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Let's hope I meet you here on Cash In The Attic.

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In the meantime, thanks for your company.

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Gloria Hunniford meets a pair of newly married sailing enthusiasts whose passion for the high seas is only surpassed by their love for each other. They hope their antiques will help fund a new piece of navigational equipment for their boat, and have called in the team to help.