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Series looking at the value of household junk. Lorne Spicer is on the Essex coast visiting two lifelong football fanatics who want to fund a season ticket to their favourite club.


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Welcome to Cash In The Attic. This is the show that hunts down

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all the antiques and collectibles in your home and then helps you sell them at auction.

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I'm in Essex and I've stopped off to take a walk

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on the beach at Canvey Island.

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'But I don't think I'll be swimming today.'

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This is where the River Thames meets the North Sea

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so it's chilly even in the summer

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and anyway, I've found the perfect retreat -

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the stunning Labworth Restaurant is a fantastic example

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of 1930s architecture, built to cater for the growing tourist trade.

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It's a beautiful day and I'd love to stop for ice cream

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but I don't have time because I'm about to meet a couple

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who live not far from here, and they've called

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because they're hoping we can find buried treasure

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that will do well at auction.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic,

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some rather unloved antiques...

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-You don't really like it, do you?

-I don't like it at all!

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..A somewhat preoccupied expert...

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This one seems to be pointing at the kettle. Come on.

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-At the kettle, yeah?

-Let's follow it.

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..And a family with their mind on the goal at auction...

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The season ticket's gonna be OK!

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That's all she's worried about!

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Let's hope we'll still be smiling when the final hammer falls.

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I'm on my way to meet a couple of football fanatics

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who've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them score at auction.

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This detached house in Canvey Island in Essex

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is home to local business owners, Ian and Paula Holt.

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The couple are avid antique enthusiasts

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and the house is full

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with their collectibles and things they've inherited over the years.

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But their three daughters have finally convinced them

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to declutter and this football-crazy couple know just what to spend the money on.

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-Morning, Paul.

-Good morning. You're here before me!

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I cheated a little bit because I only live 15 minutes down the road at Leigh-on-Sea.

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-Right, and I don't.

-No, but obviously in Morecambe, it's famous for its cockles.

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-Yes.

-The boats hadn't come when I left but I promise

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-I'll get you cockles from Leigh-on-Sea for lunch.

-Really?

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-They do that here?

-Yes, of course! Anything you want, we'll provide.

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Are you going to provide some good valuations today?

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Hopefully. It's got a lot of potential, doesn't it?

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-It's a nice area...

-I don't want any own goals

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-because they're football fanatics in there. What team do you support?

-Morecambe FC.

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-Oh, dear.

-Of course. They're doing well at the moment.

-Really?

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Yeah, yeah. We're in the league.

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-Hello, here you are!

-Hello.

-How are you?

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-Fine. I heard you are football fanatics. Arsenal over here?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, unfortunately.

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Is it football memorabilia we'll see today?

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No, I think I'll hold on to the football memorabilia.

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That's still something I want to keep.

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We've got some items that Ian and I have bought over the years

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from auctions, car boot sales, jumble sales.

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We've been everywhere buying antiques over the years.

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What's made you decide now's the time to get rid of some?

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Well, our daughters have been driving us mad about cluttering the house up.

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It is getting quite bad now. I mean, everywhere has got too much junk, it seems.

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If we do find plenty to take to auction,

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how much money would you like to raise, Paula

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-and what do you want to spend it on?

-£1,200 is a season ticket now for Arsenal, so if we could

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manage to raise some money to pay for that, that'd be wonderful.

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So who, if we're raising £1,200 for a season ticket,

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whose season ticket is that?

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I suppose your one.

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-My one.

-I'll have to go and work a bit harder for my one.

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I've got good news and bad news. The good news is Paul Hayes

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is here to do valuations. The bad news is he supports Morecambe.

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-Oh...

-But we can get him round. Follow me, let's go and see him.

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I can see how passionate this family are about their beloved Arsenal,

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so with a £1,200 target, we'll have to be at the top of our game.

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Paul Hayes' home team may not quite be FA Cup winners

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but I'm sure he'll put in a Premier League performance for us today.

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-Ah, Paul.

-Hello. How are you?

-Fine. What's that?

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It's a bronze sculpture, I mean, it's fantastic.

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It's got a weeping gentleman and a child.

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Where did this come from, Ian?

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That was from Wales actually. It was my Dad's.

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He originally was in London and I think he had friends

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in Portobello Road and he used to go to places like that.

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He probably he picked it up from somewhere like there on his travels.

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Right. This is a very good sculpture.

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-It's by a guy called Dalou, have you heard of that?

-Never heard of it.

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Jules Dalou was one of France's best-known sculptors in bronze

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and he was very much a rebel and went for this naturalistic look.

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-I've got to ask you, have you had it a while?

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I must have had it 30 years, I should think.

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Right, OK. Well, chances are, this is a right one.

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The reason I ask that is

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that lots of these bronzes in the 1990s were bought up,

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sent to the Far East,

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and then re-cast and new bronzes were made from them.

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It's very difficult to tell but this one does have a natural patina.

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You can see where my fingers are sort of handling here,

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you've got a very brassy effect.

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That's the oil and grease of the last 100 years. This is dead right.

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So, Paul, what sort of value are we talking?

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-Well, if I was being conservative, it's at least 150 upwards.

-Yeah, yeah.

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If you get a bronze specialist, you might do all right.

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-Yeah. I'd be over the moon.

-Yeah?

-Be well pleased with that.

-Don't really like it, do you?

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No, I don't like it at all to be honest!

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-I can't make out what it is.

-Yeah, OK.

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£150 sounds like a good start. Shall we see if we can find anything else?

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-Let's see if we can find something you do like.

-OK.

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It may not be Ian's favourite but £150 for the bronze is a great start.

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We need to keep up the pace if we're going to reach our target.

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Paula's already hard at work and upstairs in the bedroom

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she finds this lovely Art Nouveau figure,

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which adds £150 to £250 to our football fund.

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Ian isn't playing around when he finds

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this Victorian walnut games table, which Paul values at £100 to £200.

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We've made a cracking start and upstairs, the search continues.

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-Paul?

-Yeah?

-Is this anything worth looking at?

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-Surrounded by boxes, aren't you? Lots of boxes.

-I know.

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Has that been a collecting passion of yours?

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Yes. Yes, it was but I'm not any more really.

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I never got round to restoring them, so...

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-Te truth there it's a lot harder than it looks...

-Mmm, it is, yes.

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..to restore these items.

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-So that started off your collection then?

-Yes.

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These are actually referred to as writing slopes, a writing box is something different.

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If you have a look at the corner here, you can see it's like a wedge.

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The idea is it's at a slight angle because you've a perfect surface

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-so you'll be able to write a beautiful letter on this leather top.

-Like a mini desk.

-Exactly.

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And that's what it was, a travelling desk or the very first laptop, if you like.

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Doesn't need any wires, though, in here.

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But in here would be your ink, which would have had a lid on at some point.

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You keep all your pen nibs and things in there.

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-Is there still a market for them?

-Definitely.

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-They still make these.

-Do they?

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But they're very expensive, yeah. So how many did you end up with?

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-Three.

-Are they all pretty much in this condition?

-Yes, yes.

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What makes a difference is if you get them absolutely mint

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-and totally restored and you can get quite a lot for them.

-Yes, I have seen them.

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Well, if we said at least...

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80 to 120, how does that sound?

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-For the three? Yeah, that's fine, yeah.

-All right.

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-Well, let's keep looking, eh?

-Yep.

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£80 to £120 takes us further towards our football fund.

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After a successful morning, I leave Paul to carry on rummaging, supposedly,

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while I find out a bit more about our football-loving couple.

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So how did you two meet then?

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We met in Benidorm on holiday.

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I was there with my friends, like, when I lived in London

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and Paula was with her sister and we met and got together and been together ever since, really.

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So tell me about your children then.

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I've got three girls, 25, 23 and 19.

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They all work in London now and the eldest one has moved out and the other two still live at home.

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Do they share your love of football?

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No, they're not, I'm afraid.

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I can't get them into football at all.

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We did take them once to a match

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and my oldest one sat there with her hands on her ears and said, "Please stop shouting, Mum."

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So I get the impression Arsenal's fairly important.

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I mean, how vital is this season ticket?

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Well, every year the price of the season tickets is going up and up

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and it is important that we keep going.

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We've been going to football for a long while.

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My Dad's from North London originally

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and he started taking me when I was 10 years old and I've just got the bug now.

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In that case, shall we go and have a look and see what Paul's found?

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-See if he's got anything else?

-Yes, yeah. Let's go and look.

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With Arsenal such a lifelong passion,

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we need to keep our minds firmly on the goal for the rest of the search.

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Our expert proves he's doing just that when he finds this silver cruet set.

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We're searching every cupboard and cranny today, and the gents decide to tackle the dusty shed.

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Ah, now then, Ian. Look at that!

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That's a compass. Where did that come from?

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That was someone in the pub cleared a house or something

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and they asked me, "Would you be interested in that?"

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For some silly reason I give him £10 for it and when I brought it home,

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Paula went, "Get that thing out of the house.

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"I don't want that in there."

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Well, it's been in that cupboard in that shed, generally, for the last 10 years.

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Well, I don't know what it is even.

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Well, it's basically a marine or it could be an army compass.

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Actually it could be for the water or for the land, but it's definitely military issue.

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Here, you've got the military arrow there, that's the MOD.

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And the original ones of these used to have four points on it, north, west, east, south,

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but this one has 32. Can you see that?

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North-north-west and so on, all the way round here.

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-Yeah.

-But nowadays, the more sophisticated they are, they have something like 6,000.

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What it does, if you get it a millimetre out,

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it can be a difference of a metre over a kilometre.

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So if you're aiming at something, you need to get it right, so it's a very important bit of kit.

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Some of these can fetch a fortune if you can work out which ship it came off,

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or if you had an early 18th-century example,

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you're talking a lot of money.

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This one looks like 1940s, 1950s.

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It's quite simply made, but you're still looking 45 to about 75 quid.

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That'd be great, yeah. Well, been in the cupboard for that amount of time so I think that money'd be handy.

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I tell you, though, this one's unique, it seems to be pointing at the kettle.

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At the kettle, let's follow it.

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Well, kettle or not, the compass certainly pointed

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our target in the right direction.

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Meanwhile inside, Paula spots this pretty miniature portrait.

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She paid £10 for it 20 years ago and what a great investment as Paul

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values it at £80 to £100 today.

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We're well into the second half of today's rummage but we need to

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rack up a few more finds before we can blow the final whistle.

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Guys?

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-I found a band of monkeys.

-Right.

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And there's more than the three wise ones, as they say.

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Now this one's got a mark on it, Paul, but the others haven't.

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Yeah, these are a very well-known type of figure.

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-They're Meissen figurines. Have you heard of Meissen factory?

-I have, yes.

-Right.

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Well, they're obviously Germany's most famous factory

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but they did do a range of these monkey bands in the 18th century.

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They're extremely rare and in museums now.

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But like anything else, they were reproduced late 19th, early 20th century,

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which is when these ones date from.

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This one's obviously the conductor.

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But the crossed swords there tells me they're definitely Meissen porcelain.

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This one has a little bit of damage to it,

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but these figures are getting quite rare.

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So you've got six, we've only got six.

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-Were there any more when you bought them?

-No.

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-That's the lot.

-Just the six.

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I think nowadays you're looking probably £30 to £50...

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each. So if I said £200, the lot.

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Yes, that's really good.

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-All right?

-Yeah, that's a good investment, isn't it?

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-A six-piece band, is that enough for you?

-That's enough.

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All right there, Mr Wise Monkey.

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-I'm gonna pretend I see no evil, hear no evil, and let's move on and find something else.

-OK.

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Well, that valuation was music to all our ears.

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And our coffers get another boost when I spot this carriage clock.

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They were developed as travelling clocks in 19th-century Austria

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and we send this example on the long journey to auction,

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with an estimate of £100 to £200.

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It's almost the end of our search but Ian's determined to find one last item, come rain or shine.

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-Paul?

-Yep?

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-I've seen this barometer here that my Mum give me and I wonder if that's of any interest.

-Oh, right.

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Just be really careful if you want to take it off the wall.

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That's a cracker, isn't it? That's a genuine antique, that.

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So who collected all these antiques?

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My mum had this and she weren't that keen on it and she asked me if I wanted it a couple of years ago.

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Well, this is a great item.

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This is a stick barometer and it measure atmospheric pressure,

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and of course the pressure is measured in bars,

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that's where the term comes...barometer.

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What they were used for was to forecast the weather.

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So if you had a sudden change in pressure,

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especially a low pressure, you'd get a stormy weather approaching.

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So what you would find, anybody that had a business in the country or near the sea,

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you would need to know really, or have a good idea what the weather was going to be like.

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And I said to keep it upright

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because if people lay these down flat, all the mercury runs out

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and you end up with air bubbles and I see someone's already done that. Can you see?

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Yeah. So it needs some repair done to it.

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It needs a bit of restoration, but these stick barometers were made

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late 18th century into the 19th century, so a long time ago now.

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These can bring very large amounts of money

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and I think even in this condition, it's potentially a great item.

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If I said £250?

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Oh, yeah, that would be great. Yeah, we'd be over the moon with that.

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-You said £250?

-Yes!

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-OK, we can definitely sell this?

-Yes, I think so.

-Yeah?

-Go head.

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Good, because I think that might have saved the day

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because we've run out of time for rummaging.

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But we did have quite a big target figure really, didn't we? £1,200 for a season ticket.

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Well, the value of all those items going to auction comes to £1,255.

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-That's brilliant.

-Great, isn't it?

-So really good, isn't it?

-Yeah, we'll be happy to get that.

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That'd pay for one season ticket.

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Well, we've certainly proved to be a successful team when it comes to rummaging,

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and we've got a great collection of items for auction.

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The three writing slopes.

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The contemporary bronze.

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The quirky monkey band.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic...

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-Some of our items fail to make the grade.

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I'm glad you didn't because they were worth more than that.

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But others fight their way to success.

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-Really a struggle but we got there.

-We got there in the end.

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So will we have reached our target when the final hammer falls?

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Now it's been a few weeks

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since we had a good look through Ian and Paula Holt's home in Canvey Island in Essex.

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After years of collecting, it's no surprise we found plenty of antiques and collectibles

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to bring here to Sworders Olivers Auction House in Sudbury in Suffolk.

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Now they're mad keen football fanatics and want to raise a massive £1,200,

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so let's hope we don't hit any own goals today

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and come out top of the League when our items go under the hammer.

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The saleroom is already filling up with professional dealers and avid collectors.

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I just hope they've all come armed with wads of cash to spend.

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I spot our Paul Hayes in the midst of all the activity.

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Ah, you've found your way!

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I've worked out that north is that way, so we're OK,

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-early Sat Nav system!

-What else has taken your fancy?

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The monkey band, we'll have to see how they get on today, I think,

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cos they can be a bit hit and miss, as the music industry is.

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And, of course, we have got that fantastic bronze.

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The Dalou bronze, I think it's very attractive.

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I think it's a very well executed bronze, so £150 upwards.

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Let's go and meet them.

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The bidders are taking their seats around the saleroom and we find

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our couple giving those monkey figurines a final look over.

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-Do you think you're going to miss these?

-Yeah, I will.

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Yeah. They had pride of place in my lounge, the little monkeys.

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-How does it feel when you see your personal items here?

-Nah, it's good.

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I'm quite looking forward to it, it should be interesting. It's good to see our items.

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Yeah, I'm really excited about it.

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I'm nervous as well, I'm worried we're not going to get there but...

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We've got ten items that we're selling here today.

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Hopefully, if we hit our estimate on them, then we'll go past our target.

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-Ready to get in position for the auction?

-Yeah.

-Yeah. We're ready.

-Come on.

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'If you decide to buy or sell antiques at an auction house,

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'remember that commission and possibly other charges will be added to your bill.

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'So check the details with the saleroom first.

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'With the bidders ready and waiting, we take our places just in time

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'as our first lot comes under the hammer.

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'And it's got at least one fan in the room.'

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These carriage clocks, they're top quality.

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They made so many of them, these were the must have at the time.

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-Look, the quality is super.

-Is it?

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Yeah. So I think £100 is a good buy.

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It's all pretty much intact.

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And 50 to start. 55, 60.

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65. 70, 75, 80.

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85, 85, near the doorway at 85.

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I'm gonna let it go at £85.

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That all right?

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Yes. Fine, yes.

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Selling only just under estimate, the carriage clock has got us off

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to a solid start.

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Our trio of writing slopes are up next.

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We're hoping they'll make £80 to £120.

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They all need a little bit of work

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but I have seen a couple of gentlemen looking at them.

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They tend to enjoy doing them up, I think. So £80 is minimum.

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-Let's see if we can get that then.

-50, I'm bid. At 50.

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At £50. 55, 60.

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65, at £65. At 65.

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You all finished and done with at 65?

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Considering the restoration needed,

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we're all satisfied with that result. With a £1,200 target,

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we need the rest of our lots at the top of their game though.

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Will our silver cruet set put a sparkle in the bidder's eyes?

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Paul valued it at £100 to £200.

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At £50. 55, 60.

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£60, all finished and done with then at £60?

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Pass that one.

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I'm glad he didn't. They were worth a lot more than that.

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'It's our first unsold lot of the day, but we're all glad it didn't sell

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'for such a small amount.

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'We've had two items selling under estimate and one no sale so far

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'but maybe the boxed compass,

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'or as Paul put it, early Sat Nav, will point us

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'back in the right direction.'

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Starting at 25.

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30. 35, at 35. At £35.

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You all finished and done with then at £35?

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Pass that over.

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-OK, that's finished.

-No sale.

-He's passing it over.

-Yeah.

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'It's a disappointing result and there's yet another item

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'heading back home to Canvey Island when the pretty games table fails

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'to meet its £100 to £200 estimate.'

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The main bid of £50...

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Right, we leave that one.

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'After a promising start, the saleroom seems to have shifted

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'down a gear but maybe there'll be some art lovers in the room.'

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Our next lot is the 19th century miniature on ivory.

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-So what do you want for this?

-About £80 to £100.

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-If we knew who the sitter was...

-Mmm.

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-..that could increase the value.

-If it was Napoleon!

-Oh, gosh!

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At £50, on the books with me at 50. 55.

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60. 65, I'm out...

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65 on my right, 70 at the back...

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-75, 80. 85...

-That's what we wanted, 80.

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85 on my right, I'm selling at 85.

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-Sold.

-£85, a bit of a struggle, but we got there.

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'Phew, our first item to sell over estimate.

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'It may not have been Napoleon,

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'but the portrait has made a big contribution to our football fund.

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'But we've still got a long way to go. One of our more highly

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'valued lots is coming up next and we're keeping everything crossed.'

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Our next lot is the bronze bust of a young woman, which I think is French?

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This looks French and they've researched the artist on this one.

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I don't think it's as old as the Dalou bronze that we've got later

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but we're looking for a similar sort of price. I want £150.

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120, I am bid on the books.

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30, 140. 50,

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160. 70, 180.

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90, 200.

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and 10, 210 on the phone. I'm out.

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220 in the room. 230,

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240. 250,

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260 again.

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270, all finished and done with then at £270.

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-Brilliant.

-Yes.

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That's excellent isn't it, hey? That's really good.

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'What a brilliant price for the bronze bust,

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'selling for £20 over Paul's top end estimate.

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'Let's hope that excitement continues

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'as Paula's beloved monkey figurines take centre stage.'

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-What do we want for those, Paul?

-I was hoping for about 200.

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Being honest, they don't look as attractive here as in your house.

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-No, no.

-So let's see how it goes.

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And I'm starting this at 120.

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30, 130.

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At 130, all finished at 130?

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-No.

-Have to pass that, I'm afraid.

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'Unsold.

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'That's a massive blow to our target but Paula seems secretly pleased!

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Never mind, I shall find them a nice spot in the lounge

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and they can play their music and live with us for a bit longer.

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'We've only two items left to go under the hammer today and we're

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'still a long way from the £1,200 we need for Paula and Ian's

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'football season ticket. So the pressure is really on our next lot.'

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Now, guys, this is one of our important pieces - the Dalou bronze.

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We've got a reserve on that?

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Yeah, I put them in with a reserve of £150 on them, so let's hope so.

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And I'm starting this at 130.

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35, 40. 45, 50.

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I'm out. 60. 65.

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This is getting interesting.

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170. 175, 180.

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At the back of the room, 185, 190.

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5, 200.

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20, 40.

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60, 280.

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300, 320.

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340, 360.

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380, 400.

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420, on the phone at 420.

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You're all finished at 420 then, selling at 420 on the phone.

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HAMMER FALLS

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-Hey!

-That's brilliant.

-£120.

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'What an amazing result. We've no time for celebrations though

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'as our final item is about to go under.

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'It's the stick barometer that Paul valued at £250.'

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And I'm starting this at 200. 200.

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10, 20.

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30, 230 at the back.

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230, 240 on the phone.

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250, 260 on the phone.

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270, 280.

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-290, 300. 310.

-And that's damaged as well.

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320, 330. 340.

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350, 360, 370.

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-Oh, my goodness!

-380, 390, 400.

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410, 420. 430.

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430 right at the back, is that a bid?

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440, 450.

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460, 470, 480.

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490, at £490.

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You're all finished and done at £490.

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500.

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500, you're all finished and done with, then, at £500?

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-Aye!

-£500.

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The season ticket's going to be OK.

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-A box!

-That's all she's worried about!

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The number of games she'll go to!

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'What an end to our day, the bids just kept coming in for that lot.

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'After those spectacular

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'final two sales, it's time to blow the whistle and tot up our total.'

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-You're taking a few pieces back home.

-Yeah.

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-But you're quite happy about that too?

-Yeah, yeah, that's fine.

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OK. Right, you wanted £1,200. Well, you've actually raised £1,425!

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-That's good!

-Are you pleased with that?

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-Really pleased. That's excellent.

-Is that going to be enough?

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It'll buy one season ticket, yes!

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So you're sorted, you know what you're going to do?

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Still have to carry on working, I suppose!

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'A few weeks after their resounding auction success,

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'our football-mad couple can start enjoying their new season ticket

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'and they're making the most of their visit to London with

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'a meal at their favourite restaurant.'

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-Nice to see you.

-Thank you.

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Bit of a ritual now - we've been coming here for quite a few years.

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'It makes more of a day of it, and then go on to the match.'

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And it's... We enjoy doing that now.

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Some of this. That is hot...

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'The extra cash from the auction means Ian and Paula can splash out on a pre-match meal together.

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'But before long, it's time to swap the fajitas for football

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'and head to the stadium.'

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We've got our season tickets and we're chuffed we've got 'em.

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Oh, I love it. Umph, I got it! Thanks to Cash In The Attic.

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Well, I don't think you can meet two more fanatical football fans than Ian and Paula.

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Thank goodness they did so well at auction

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and can support Arsenal all the way.

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If you'd like to raise some money because you've got a special project

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in mind, or you just fancy treating yourself, why not get in touch?

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You'll find more details at the BBC website -

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We'll see you again next time.

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Lorne Spicer is on the Essex coast visiting the home of two lifelong football fanatics who want to turn their collectibles into a season ticket to their favourite club.