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Series looking at the value of household junk. Angela Rippon is in Kent to meet the Hart Dyke family. Oldest daughter Laura is a far-sighted teenager with plans to travel to Japan.


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Welcome to Cash In The Attic, the programme that helps you hunt

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for valuables in your home and then sells them with you at auction.

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Today I'm in Kent and to get a feel for the history of this part of the county, I've come to visit

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this magnificent Georgian manor house, which is also a renowned music museum - Finchcocks.

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Built in 1725, the house was converted into a piano museum

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as recently as 1970 by the international concert pianist, Richard Burnett.

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An avid collector of antique pianos, he felt that the large rooms

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with their high ceilings would make a perfect backdrop for his impressive collection.

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Today, Finchcocks is home to over a hundred keyboard instruments

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which are on display in the summer months.

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Well, let's hope we uncover more valuable collections today as we now go in search of a whole clutch

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of antiques that will hopefully perform really well at auction.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic, we're speaking Japanese.

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SHE SPEAKS JAPANESE

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But there's one language that needs no translation.

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-This would have belonged to somebody of considerable wealth, I would have thought.

-Gosh!

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But the question is, will we be fluent when it comes to auction?

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-Excellent!

-Or absolutely tongue-tied?

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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I've left the Georgian splendour

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of Finchcocks and travelled to the historic village of Horsmonden

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to visit a family who called in the Cash In The Attic team to help them fund a trip to the Far East.

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The Hart-Dyke family have lived in this substantial home for many years.

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Tim and Kate Hart-Dyke lead hectic lives and are really active in the local community.

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Tim teaches English at the local secondary school and Kate is a supervisor at a preschool.

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The couple have three children -

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Laura who is 14 years, Anna who is 12 and 10-year-old James.

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Like all young people, they're full of schemes and dreams

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and Laura especially has some far-reaching aspirations.

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But before we meet them, where's our expert John Cameron?

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-Good morning, John.

-Good morning. Fabulous house. What have you got in store for me today?

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Well, it's appropriate that the sun is shinning

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because we're going to meet a delightful family that hope to send their daughter on a trip to Japan.

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The Land of the Rising Sun. Apart from today, it's been a while since I saw the sun rise!

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Well, it's been up for a few hours!

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So why don't you make a start in the house? I'm going to meet the family.

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-Hi, guys!

-Hi!

-Morning.

-Morning.

-Hello.

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The Hart-Dykes en masse! Now you must be Kate.

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-I'm Kate.

-You must be Tim.

-I am Tim.

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So you're the guilty party that's responsible for getting us here.

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So why have you called in Cash In the Attic?

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Well, I want to raise some money to go to Japan next year on an exchange.

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-To Japan?!

-Yeah!

-Why Japan?

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Oh, I had an exchange student over from last year and it really inspired me to go there.

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So how are you going to raise the money?

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Hopefully by selling my parents' antiques!

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Do you really mind, Mum, parting with the family heirlooms?

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No, I don't mind. I think it's a good way of raising the money.

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And I think she's worth it.

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That was the word she wanted to hear.

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So how much is this trip going to cost you, do you think?

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-Hopefully, 500.

-Will that cover the entire cost of the trip?

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No, but we're doing lots of fundraising at school.

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But the rest of it is coming from Mum and Dad!

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-Yes.

-No! Where did you get that idea from?

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Well, why don't Mum and Dad go and see what they're really prepared to part with,

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and you and I go and look for John, because I think he's already started. Come on.

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This busy family haven't had much time for their own collecting,

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but they have inherited a number of antiques over the years.

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They have no idea of their value, so we'll be relying on our man John

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to give them a view "through the looking glass".

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-John, I want you to meet Laura.

-Hello, Laura.

-Hello.

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This is the very enterprising young lady who's got us here today to raise the money.

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-What have you found?

-Well, I have a very charming figure of Alice In Wonderland modelled by Royal Doulton.

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Laura, what can you tell me about this?

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Well, it was my mum's mum's and apparently her husband gave it to her.

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Now she was modelled for Royal Doulton by Peggy Davies who,

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in her career with Doulton, made over 250 models,

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so she's one of their most famous and prolific modellers.

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Issued in about 1960, she continued in production until 1981.

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1960 is probably significant because Disney released

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their version of Alice In Wonderland in the 1950s, so the momentum, the popularity, would have grown again

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and Doulton would have been quick to cash in on that.

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I've never seen that Royal Doulton figurine before.

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Does that mean it's particularly rare?

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Well, 20, 21 years as a production run is not a long time, so it would be in the kind of scarcer models

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than some of those that would have been issued and stayed in production for 50, 60 years.

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I'm going to put an estimate of £40 to £60 on her and hopefully a bit more.

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-So that's what I'm going to say.

-£40 to £60, do you think your mum would be happy to part with her for that?

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-Yes, I think she would be.

-And it's a start to the £500, isn't it?

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-Definitely is.

-But I know you're doing maths at school as well,

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so that means we've still got at least 450 quid to go, if not a bit more,

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so I think we'd better go and do a bit more hunting, don't you?

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What a magic first find.

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And while we've been talking, Tim has conjured up another Royal Doulton figurine.

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Fair Lady was first produced in 1962.

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She might bring us luck at £30 to £40 in the auction.

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And Kate has been rifling through the family jewels.

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-John? John?

-Hello, what have you got there, Kate?

-This is my mother's brooch.

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-Do you remember her wearing it?

-She used to wear it on ball dresses

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-when she went out to posh do's, yeah.

-So it's not something you wear?

-No.

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Well, it's a bar brooch, you can see that centrally it's set with

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an old mine-cut sapphire there, quite a nice coloured sapphire, if I say so.

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It's very typically Edwardian, it's quite light and delicate.

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We do see a lot of very delicate but very well made Edwardian jewellery turning up at auction,

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which I think, considering its delicacy, is a testament to the silversmiths and goldsmiths.

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Now I would suggest at auction, an estimate for this of about £70 to £100. So you'd be happy to sell it?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah?

-It'd be lovely, yeah.

-Do you think Mum would approve?

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My mum would have approved because she loved the grandchildren

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and she'd have loved the money to have gone to something for Laura.

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£70 to £100 would be a great contribution towards our total.

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-Let's see what else we can find.

-OK, let's.

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Well, the brooch is lovely, a lovely delicate bit of jewellery, but I'll never wear it and Laura,

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she'll never wear it either, so it must go to auction and help Laura get to Japan.

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So the brooch is off to auction and it'll be accompanied by some more sparklies.

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These gold-link bracelets and Omega watch were also Kate's mother's.

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John thinks they could fetch as much as £250 to £350

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as a dealer's lot in the sale.

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That's a stunning amount towards Laura's Japanese exchange fund.

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I suppose with two teachers in the house I shouldn't be surprised

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that there are so many books, but no books on Japan that I can see, Laura.

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Tell me about this Japanese trip. How did this happen?

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A few months back I had a Japanese exchange student come along called Saikam

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and she was really lovely and she taught me some stuff about the culture and it really fascinated me.

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And I think it would be such a lovely opportunity to go to Japan.

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And how do you feel about going on her own, virtually?

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Well, it was a bit scary, but she's quite a mature 14-year-old, so I think she'll be all right.

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She's certainly a lot braver than me at that age!

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So what can you say in Japanese?

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I can say hello - konichiwa, and goodbye - sayonora.

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-And "my name is Laura", which is...

-SHE SPEAKS JAPANESE

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That is very impressive.

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So how do you feel, Mum, really about parting with things which are very important to your family?

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I think it's worth it. I think a lot of the stuff that we're giving away came from my mother and she would

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have wanted the money to be spent on them because they meant so much to her.

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So I'm hoping that it's going to be, that'll be all right.

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So quite a lot of money still to make, so I think we'd better keep searching, don't you?

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-Yes.

-I think we better had, yes.

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The fact that Kate's mother's things

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will be responsible for Laura's school trip to Japan has a wonderful poignancy.

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And inspired by our chat, I come across another item that might ring true in the sale.

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This grandmother clock just might bring in £80 to £150.

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And this carriage clock might also do well.

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We're certainly clocking up the antiques, but auctions are notoriously unpredictable.

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So if we're to raise that £500 for Laura's trip to Japan, we need to keep up the pressure.

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-Tim?

-Yes?

-This is a very handsome barometer, what can you tell me about it? Where did it come from?

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It's been in my father's family for a number of years, about 30 years,

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-but beyond that, I couldn't tell you very much about it.

-John, have you got a minute?

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-Yes, sure.

-Take a look at this barometer.

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It's a nice case, beautiful case, mahogany with boxwood stringing around there.

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Down here at the bottom, we see we have this little receptacle

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where we have a spirit level inside, for levelling it up.

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You have the maker's name, J Reynolds of Wimborne, down in Dorset.

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Makers started to put their names in that place around the last quarter of the 19th century,

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putting it around the 1880s, 1890s, something like that.

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We have the thermometer up there and in the top, a little feature you don't always see -

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the hygrometer for measuring changes in humidity.

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Now that won't work any more, it'll be purely aesthetic because in order to use that, they used to put

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a head of oat, an oat head in there which would absorb and change as moisture changed.

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But that quickly disintegrates so that would be non-functional, but very aesthetic.

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So if it went to auction, what sort of a price would it get?

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Well, in today's market, I would suggest an estimate of about £150 at the lower end, up to about £250,

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somewhere in between that sort of figure.

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What do you reckon, Tim, £150 - is that something that can go in the pot for Laura's trip to Japan?

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It could do but I think I'd have to think very carefully about it before I made a decision.

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-It's got rather special value to you.

-It has.

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Yes. It was one of these pieces, my father was attached to it,

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so I think that I'll have to think carefully about that one.

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So shall we put that on the back burner and see what else we can find that might go towards the fund?

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And so the search continues, with Laura finding a reminder of times gone by.

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John puts an estimate of £40 to £60

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on these cigarette cases. And in the garage,

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Tim has found another relic of a bygone era.

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-Oh, hi, Tim.

-Hi. John, what about this one?

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Surely you've got a computer in the house for word processing!

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We have and that's why this was underneath the table and has been there for the last five years.

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The Imperial Typewriting Company, household name, had their Royal Warrant,

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and this particular model would probably date to about the 1930s.

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Sadly, nobody uses them today and I'm not sure that anybody still manufactures typewriters

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with word processors and computers so affordable these days, but they do turn up at auction.

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But in my experience, collectors are looking for something a bit rare, something that perhaps was innovative

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but perhaps didn't work in practice, so it had a short production run.

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So this is a pretty successful typewriter so it'll be low value.

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-I'd be looking at about £20 to £30 for it, something like that.

-Excellent, I'm very happy with that.

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-You don't mind it going into auction?

-Not at all.

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Well, it's a welcome contribution towards our target today, but it's not enough.

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-So I think we'd better keep on rummaging, don't you? Come on.

-OK.

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So it looks like we're beginning to build up quite a collection of items here.

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But before we finish the search, Laura's found one last antique that could hold some interest.

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John, Dad?

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-Look at this bowl.

-Wow.

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That's a super-size punchbowl! Tim, has this ever had any family use or has it been purely decorative?

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Certainly not for drinking punch!

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But I remember it being in my grandmother's house with a spider plant, a huge spider plant, in it.

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And I particularly liked the bowl because of the engravings on the outside.

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It's quite an interesting piece.

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-Any idea about its age, date, where it came from?

-None whatsoever.

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Well, it actually dates to the 18th century, so it's well over 200 years old.

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It's Chinese, it's hard-paste porcelain.

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We have this wonderfully colourful scene

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of this Chinese harbour filled with these junk ships here.

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But if we move around to this second reserve here,

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we have these two very continental figures and these continental buildings.

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In terms of the work that's gone into it, there is a lot.

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First of all, the piece had to be thrown by the potter then fired.

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It's then decorated with this cobalt blue,

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then they have to apply the enamels on top, these overglazed coloured enamels.

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And then last but not least, the piece has to be gilded over the top again.

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So there's a lot of work that's gone into this piece.

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You can imagine in the day this would have belonged to somebody

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of considerable wealth, I would have thought.

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Looking at this piece, it does have some damage. I've noticed several hairline cracks.

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You've got a couple of rim chips to the edge. Any idea what it might be worth?

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Absolutely none whatsoever, but if I had to hazard a guess, £100, £150?

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-I would put an estimate on this of about £200 to £300, something like that.

-Gosh.

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-So it's a nice thing.

-Yes.

-Yeah.

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And that should go some way to exporting you back the other way!

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Somebody sounds very excited at the price there, £200 to £300, John?

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-Absolutely.

-Fantastic!

-That's amazing.

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We've had some wonderful things that we've seen with the family today.

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-How much was it you were wanting to raise, Laura?

-£500.

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Well, I can tell you the good news is that if your dad lets the barometer go as well,

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you could potentially, on John's lowest estimates, make...

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wait for the whoop of joy... £950!

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-Wow!

-Wow! That's really good.

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However, Daddy wants to think about that barometer.

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Take that out of the equation and we've still got £800 on John's lowest estimates.

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So I think you should start brushing up on the Japanese, madam.

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And for the time being, because we've now got to take all of these wonderful things to auction,

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should we all say sayonara?

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ALL: Sayonara!

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Well, that's a splendid total towards Laura's school exchange trip to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Let's hope our items eclipse the rest when it comes to auction.

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And they include...

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the floral style Edwardian brooch that belonged to Kate's mother.

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With delicate filigree metalwork,

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we're hoping the buyers will be charmed.

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The Chinese porcelain bowl with its rich and detailed decorations.

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Despite several hairline cracks and a chip or two, it could bring in...

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Still to come on Cash In the Attic, will it be sayonara to our antiques?

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-Was it a big wrench to say it could come to auction today?

-It was.

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-And konichiwa to realising the dream of a trip to Japan?

-Wow!

-Ahh!

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We'll find out when the final hammer falls.

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That was such a fun day that we had with Laura and her family

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searching through Mum and Dad's antiques and collectibles

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to sell here today at Sworders Auction House at Stansted in Essex.

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And indeed the whole family is involved in raising money to pay for Laura's exchange trip to Japan.

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So hopefully today it will be the bidders who are happy

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to exchange their cash for the Hart-Dyke treasures.

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These are brand-new salerooms and along with the new premises,

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there's a wealth of exciting items on today's catalogue.

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Our expert, John Cameron, is hoping that the bidders will be following his estimates to the letter.

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My Life In Antiques, by John Cameron!

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I don't think I'd use one of these, Angela!

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I'm totally used to word correction and grammar checks these days.

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So God knows how I would fare with one of these.

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The first newspaper office I worked in was full of typewriters like this

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and now they're collector's pieces!

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It's lacking the top cover, but we've only put a very modest estimate, £20 to £25.

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But we've put rather more on that beautiful Chinese bowl, haven't we?

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Yes, well, no pun intended, it is a cracking bowl, but it does have a few cracks and chips.

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Good export piece, wondering how the market's holding up without the Americans being the strongest buyers.

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I tell you what I haven't seen is the banjo barometer, but Dad was very attached to it.

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He did seem to be rather loath to give it away, didn't he?

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-But I have seen the family, so shall we go and talk to them?

-Come on.

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Having made their way through the crowds at the entrance,

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the Hart-Dykes found a quiet spot where they're casting an eye over their Chinese bowl.

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-Morning, family.

-Hi, guys.

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-Hi.

-I have to tell you, and I hope that this keeps those

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big smiles on your faces, there's been a lot of interest in this bowl.

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-Excellent.

-Ooh.

-Which is really good news.

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-Very good.

-It's great, yeah.

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But what we haven't seen is the barometer.

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I'm afraid I haven't brought it, but John's very much to blame for that,

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because he asked me whether I ever tapped it,

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and ever since he left the house, I've gone round tapping that barometer.

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So it's become part of the family. I couldn't bring it today.

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Never mind, we've got lots of other lovely things, so that trip to Japan is one step closer, Laura.

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-Shall we go and take our places for the auction?

-Yeah.

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If you're planning on buying or selling goods at auction,

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do be aware that you have to pay commission and possible other charges too,

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so be sure to check with your local auction house first.

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There's a good turnout here today. Let's hope that the buyers are ready to spend.

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We take our position at the back of the room.

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With £500 to raise, we're pinning our hopes on the first item,

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the sapphire cluster brooch that belonged to Kate's mother.

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Was it a big wrench to say it could come to auction today?

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It was, it was. It was a big wrench,

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-but my mum would have really wanted that because the money would be going to Laura, so yes.

-Exactly.

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Ain't your mum great?

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£40 is bid, I'll take 5, 45, 50...

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5, 60... 5, 70...

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5, 80, £80... 5, 90...

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5, 100... 105 and 10, £110 is bid I'll take 15, 115.

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-115!

-Commission's lost at £115, 20 where now, 120... 5, 130...

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-140,

-Wow, £140!

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140 on my left, selling at £140, are we all done at 140?

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-Yes!

-Very good.

-Well, done.

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Well, that was a glittering start to our sale,

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but will our next item make the headlines?

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I've £10 bid, I'll take 12 now, at £10 bid,

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I'm going to sell at £10, all done at 10?

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Not bad for something that was left in the house.

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£10 is a good return

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when you consider that this typewriter was destined for the tip.

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And when the Royal Doulton figure Fair Lady sells...

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£35 gentleman's bid.

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Another decent price.

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-Yeah.

-Yes.

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For £5 over its lower estimate, we're feeling chuffed.

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And these three cigarette cases continue the slow burn...

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38...

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It's a good price - £38.

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..by coming in just under the estimate at £38.

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We've been cruising at a steady speed so far and have already found ourselves with a total of £223,

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just under half our target of £500 for Laura's exchange trip to Japan.

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Our next item is the Royal Doulton Alice in Wonderland.

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At £30 to start, I'll take 2, Royal Doulton figure Alice here, 32...

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35, 38... £38 is bid I'll take 40, 40 where now? At £38 bid...

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-selling at £38, 40... 42.

-Two people want it, that's always good.

-45...

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48, selling at £48. All done at 48.

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-Excellent.

-Nice price for a Royal Doulton figurine, John.

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I think so, at the moment, yes.

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Alice certainly brought some magic to our total

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and our luck just keeps on going

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when this early 20th century carriage clock

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sells for double its estimate.

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Selling at 140...

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Wow!

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£140 is a good sale,

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and Laura's trip to Japan looks like a very real possibility.

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And while we're on the subject of eastern promise...

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We've got a pretty hefty price tag on this, John.

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I think £200 to £300 should see it get away.

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It would have made more a few years ago,

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so let's just hope we get to where we are today.

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-Be happy with that.

-Here it goes.

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Lots of interest in this. We start away at £200.

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-He's starting it at 200!

-At £200 is bid, 220...

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-240, 260... 280, 300... 320.

-Wheeee!

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-340... 360.

-Wow!

-£360 is bid... eW're out now.

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Selling at £360, lot number 80 goes at £360.

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Hey!

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-Brilliant. What did we say?

-It seems my caution was unnecessary, ladies.

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There's still demand in the market.

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With so many cracks on the bowl,

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John was right to keep the estimate low,

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but the good news is that the sale surpassed all expectations.

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Our next antique is another dark horse.

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Classified as brown furniture,

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the current market for grandmother clocks like this is slow.

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Let's hope we don't wind up with a disappointment here.

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There we go, start us away, £40 for it.

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£40 is bid, £40 is bid...

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I'll take 5, 50... 5, 60... 5, 70...

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5, 80...

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£80 is bid looking at 85, 90...

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-95.

-He's still nodding.

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-That 100? 100... 110, 120... 130.

-He's still nodding.

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140... 150, 160...

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-170, 180... 190, 200...

-Ohhh!

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£200 is bid, leaning against the table there, 200... 10 anywhere else?

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Selling at £200. All done?

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Yes, brilliant!

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A super price for a clock of that period.

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Unbelievable and fantastic all at the same time.

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The buyers are bucking the trends here today and to our benefit.

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With the success of the last few sales, we're in full flight to the Land of the Rising Sun.

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Our last lot is a bit of a mixed bag though.

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-Now John put them all together, as indeed you did, as one lot.

-Yeah.

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But the auction house says we think we're going to do much better if we put them as four separate lots.

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-And I tell you, if we make the money that they think they're going to...

-Yeah.

-You'll be flying.

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-No trouble.

-£180, I'll take 190 where now?

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Starting at £180!

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And there's three more to go.

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Maiden bid here of £100, all done.

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-Well, that was quick, next bracelet coming up.

-Bracelet, £200 is bid...

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I'll take 10 where now?

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At £200... 210, 220... 230, 240...

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Selling at £250, all done?

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At the back at 250...

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80... 5, 90... 5, 100...

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£100 the gentleman's bid, selling £100... All done at £100?

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That was amazing.

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But I'm not going to tell you how much it has made just yet.

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Well, Kate was sure that her mother would have loved the idea

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that her jewellery would help to fund Laura's trip to Japan,

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and from that series of sales, it seems that her wish has been more than realised.

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But just how much have we raised?

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How much is the whole trip going to cost, Tim?

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Probably about £2,000.

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Well, you thought you were going to have to raise another £1,500.

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-Yes, yeah.

-Well, I think I'm going to hold you down, all of you,

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because I wasn't kidding when I said that I think you might be able to fly there under your own steam.

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You have made £1,601!

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-Ohhhhhh!

-Excellent.

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-Oh, it's wonderful.

-It is wonderful.

-Oh, I can't believe that.

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It's two weeks later and Kate and the family have had plenty of time to start making their plans.

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The auction was fantastic.

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We were so excited we got almost...

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well, three times the money as we thought we were gonna get so that's just brilliant.

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Really good and so exciting.

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And as a rehearsal for the big trip, Laura has volunteered to take two Japanese students

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on a tour of Penshurst Place, a local stately manor.

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They're both on exchange at Laura's school and she's eager to show them around.

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You have a fire in the middle of the hall

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and the smoke could then just go up through the roof, which is 60 feet high.

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Now that Laura has introduced her new friends

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to the idiosyncratic nature of historical English country life,

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she's looking forward to her own experiences in Japan.

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It was really good to talk to the Japanese students

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and it gives me an idea of what I'm going to expect out there.

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It's just gonna be amazing to go out to a place where the culture is so different.

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I'm so looking forward to it and I'm so grateful to my mum and dad for donating all the items

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cos it's going towards my dream trip and I just can't wait.

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It's just great to know we've been able to send Laura to Japan

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because we wanted her to do something with the money that was cultural,

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that would help educate her and would give her a wider experience of the world.

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What worries me is what she's going to go for next!

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That was a sensational result and of course Laura is now lined up for the trip of a lifetime.

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Angela Rippon is in Kent to meet the Hart Dyke family. Oldest daughter Laura is a far-sighted teenager with plans to travel to Japan and the Cash in the Attic team raid the family treasures to help her on her way.