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Series looking at the value of household junk. Retired publicans Peter and Carol Cooper are auctioning off their unique collection of pub memorabilia.


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This is the show that helps you uncover all the hidden treasures

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around your home and then helps you sell them at auction.

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I'm on the blustery Essex coast,

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where I've come to take a look at the spectacular Naze Tower.

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The 86 foot tower is the only one of its kind.

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It was built in 1720 as an early form of lighthouse,

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looking out across the Tendring Peninsular.

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Over the years the building has had quite a chequered history,

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serving as an 18th century tea room,

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a semaphore post and even a wartime radar tower.

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It's now fully open to the public and boasts a museum, art gallery,

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and observation tower, from where the views are stunning.

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If you look carefully you can see the village of Kirby-le-Soken,

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our destination for today.

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We're on the lookout for plenty of antiques we can sell at auction.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic,

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is a heady mix of the bizarre...

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This is quite macabre,

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but you do get collectors who go for this type of thing.

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..the unexpected...

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I'm quite surprised. I hadn't any idea how much it would be worth.

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And a whole lot of leg-pulling...

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Ooh, that's a disgrace! You were a pound under.

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But will we be toasting our success?

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Wow!

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Bang on the reserve.

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We'll only know when the hammer falls.

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I'm on my way to meet Peter and Carol Cooper.

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They've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them raise some funds

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for a rather special family gathering.

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Peter and Carol are experienced publicans, now semi-retired.

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They met, literally, across a crowded bar.

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Married in South Africa four years ago,

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they've travelled the globe, visiting family and friends,

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a trend their daughter, Claire, is set to follow.

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Despite all their travelling, they've collected items

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during their years as pub landlords.

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-Morning!

-Hi, hello. How are you?

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I'm fine. I spotted you, literally,

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from one mile off, at the top of the Mace Tower.

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Really! That was you, was it? I was waving.

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I hope the weather stays like this for the rummage, it'll be great.

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-I brought it with me, actually.

-That's kind of you,

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but I need you to go round the house and see what we can sell,

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cos we've got to raise money for a special family event.

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That sounds really exciting.

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Tell you more later. Here's a clue...

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-bells are ringing!

-Oh, really?

-Yes.

-Oh, right.

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Good morning. So you must be Carol and Peter?

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-We are, yeah.

-Hello. I see you've started already, which is great.

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What is it that you've called Cash In The Attic to do?

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We want to raise about £500 to buy my daughter a wedding dress.

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She's getting married in Brisbane next year.

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She's come over to this country at the moment,

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so that we can go out together and get the dress

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and she'll take it back with her.

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Is the whole family going out for the wedding?

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We hope so, but it's going to be very expensive,

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because it's a big family.

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That will be fantastic, won't it? What a lovely, lovely thing.

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-So, we need to raise £500 then?

-That would be nice, yes.

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OK. In terms of the items that we'll be looking at,

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some of which we can see here, I mean where have they come from?

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We've accumulated them over the years,

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some from previous marriages, but a lot has come from the pub trade

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and now we're not in the pub, we just haven't got room for it.

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We thought it would be a good time to dispose of it.

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OK. Let's go inside and see if we can find Paul, then.

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With all those collectables, there's no time to be propped up in the bar.

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Luckily our antiques expert, Paul Hayes, is the font of all knowledge.

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-Hello, Paul. There you are.

-Hello.

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It's Carol and Peter.

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You've been on the drink already, haven't you?

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Well, I was gonna say, "Cheers!"

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These are really interesting. These are only given to landlords of pubs.

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The idea is, with lots of products, basically any alcohol product,

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they give away freebies to promote their ale or beer.

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This one's from Martell and it's for brandy.

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But Martell, actually, is one of the oldest brandy firms,

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established in the 18th century.

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And the idea was, originally, they'd take wine

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and they wanted to preserve the wine to stop it going off.

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So, what they did was they distilled it and the end result was brandy.

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It was found to better than the wine, so they went into production.

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So, what sort of value could we be talking about,

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given that they're recent issues?

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Six of them together, I should imagine about £20 each.

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So, if I said £120 to £150, how does that sound?

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-Incredible to think they were something we were given.

-Yeah.

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We do like a bargain!

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-I must admit, I've been on the whisky diet recently.

-Really?

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I've lost three days already!

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Well, we don't want you losing any more time, so follow me. Come on.

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Cheers.

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The water jugs...I was surprised.

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It's something that I'd collected because they were a free gift,

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but realising that they're that sort of value is quite incredible.

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I'll be pleased to see them go to the auction.

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What a terrific start and nearly a quarter of our £500 target.

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Not bad for a few free jugs!

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Time to widen the search.

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Who knows what else we'll find in this treasure trove of a house.

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In the attic, Peter thinks he might be onto something down memory lane.

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Paul, come up here in a minute. I've found a couple of old Matchbox toys.

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Oh, right. Let's have a look.

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What a great attic!

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Let me have a quick look. So, whose were these then?

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-Were these yours as a...?

-Yeah. I've had these some time.

-All right.

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There's some more somewhere. I've just found these two.

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"Models of Yesteryear". A 1929 Bentley. These are interesting.

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-Were these things that you bought as a kid?

-I used to work for Lesney's.

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I was a toolmaker in the '70s,

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and used to make the die-cast moulds for Yesteryear models

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and also the king-size range.

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Matchbox toys, I mean, that's their branding, wasn't it?

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But Lesney was the parent company who designed them.

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This would be pocket money, but if you wanted to splash out,

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they made a king-size range as well, didn't they?

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-That's right.

-You could be looking at quite a lot of money here.

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The original box is important. You've got the accessories, which get lost,

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and you've got some horses here and those get lost, but I'd say you've got at least,

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sort of £40 or £50. If I said, sort of £50 for these two.

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-Crikey!

-If we put them in at about 50, 60 quid, how does that sound?

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-Crikey! I'm amazed!

-Is that all right?

-Yeah.

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All right. I'll let you go downstairs first.

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Let's see what else we can find.

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The Matchbox cars, I was very pleased with,

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especially being involved with the manufacture of them,

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then their value... it was very good.

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Another stroke of luck and another £50 towards the wedding dress fund.

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With no time to waste, Paul is leaving no stone,

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or chest, unturned, and stumbles across some more free gifts.

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A collectable Guinness barometer

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and a Schweppes clock, which together he values at £50 to £100.

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That should get temperatures rising, come auction day.

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So, with their £500 target in sight, I leave Paul to what he does best,

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and search out Peter and Carol

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to find out more about their family and the approaching wedding.

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I understand you two met through the pub trade, is that right?

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Yeah. We met to do with business, really.

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I had a pub and Carol had a pub and erm...

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this particular pub in the village here came up

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and we decided to take it.

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OK. So when did you realise that business had turned to pleasure, then?

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-It just sort of happened over the course of...

-A few years later.

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Then I moved out the pub I was in and then took that one over,

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and we got married four years ago.

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-So where did you get married?

-Plettenberg Bay in South Africa.

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So exotic weddings run in the family then?

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No. I mean, Claire met Matt while she was travelling.

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She enjoys travelling as well, so I'm hoping that that's a good omen

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and they'll be as happy as we are, really.

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Has she any idea of the dress that she wants,

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because it's quite an unusual request in this country, a wedding dress for a beach!

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Yes. That's going to be the problem, I think.

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I don't know. I haven't been looking for wedding dresses recently.

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Hopefully we're going to go up to Colchester,

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there's a couple of nice wedding shops there,

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so we'll go and have a look there.

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She may end up having something specially made?

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Maybe, if she doesn't see anything she likes, but until we go and look, we don't know.

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If you're going to get any money for a dress,

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we'd better find Paul and see if he's got anything else to sell!

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Come on.

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'That wedding dress, then, isn't going to buy itself

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'and we're far from happy hour, with over £300 yet to find.

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'Every penny counts and upstairs Paul thinks this delightful 1950s children's doll,

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'together with tartan-lined toggle overcoat and striking red hair

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'should turn heads at the sale with an estimate of £35 to £50.'

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But we're still a far cry from our target,

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and if we want to reach that £500 and buy Claire her dream dress,

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we're going to need to strike gold.

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'This is no teddy bears' picnic and it looks like Carol might have the answer.'

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-Lorne.

-What have you got there?

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It's a Victorian mourning ring.

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Well, it's got writing round it but I can't read it, so I think we'd better get Paul in.

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-Paul, are you there?

-Yep.

-We've found a lovely ring here.

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I must admit, I can't read what it says, so I wonder whether you could help out.

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Let's have a look. That's a mourning ring.

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It says here "in memory of".

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This was a very traditional item.

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What you'd do when somebody would die, you would wear this when you were in mourning

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and that's where the term comes from, but sometimes you get an inscription.

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You have one in the middle here. It says, "My dear uncle, James Cull",

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and it says, "14th March 1842".

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This would have been worn by a member of the family in memory of this particular person.

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Is that a problem when it comes to selling it?

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Well, it's quite macabre, but you do get collectors who go for this type of thing.

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I think having the inscription there, you know 1842, it's a long time ago

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and people look for items like that,

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but there are collectors who want to buy this type of thing.

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What sort of value will it have?

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Well, this one's 18 carat, so it's a very good one.

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It's in nice condition and it's very old, so it ticks all the boxes.

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So I would say...

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£100 to £150. How does that sound?

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I had no idea what it would be worth,

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but I'm quite happy to sell it because I haven't really got any...

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it's not sentimental to me because it wasn't my family.

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That's a nice bit of money in the pot, isn't it?

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It is. It all adds up, doesn't it.

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Let's go and see what else we can find.

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I had no idea what it would be worth.

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I wasn't sure as it was something connected with death,

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if it would be a bit morbid.

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So I was pleasantly surprised with the valuation.

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Let's hope bidders are just as taken with this remembrance ring.

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'Downstairs I unearth two Guinness prints,

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'bought in a second-hand shop and valued at £25 to £35.

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'Fingers crossed they bring the luck of the Irish come auction day.

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'Outside, not even the garage escapes a thorough going-over.

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-Is this a family heirloom?

-It was my grandmother's.

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Oh, look at that! That's quite cool, isn't it?

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-Well, this is a canteen.

-Yeah.

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More than likely this was a wedding present.

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Can you get your fingers in there?

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Can you do it? There we are.

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Wow, look at that! It's got everything, hasn't it?

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The actual canteen is EPNS, which is electro-plated nickel silver,

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and it's made by a firm called Walker & Hall,

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which are a very good make of these sets,

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but it is nice to find everything complete.

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Do you know when your grandparents were married?

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I think it was probably around about 1914, 1915.

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You are looking around that time. On the blade here,

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it says "G R", which is obviously George V,

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so he was crowned in 1911, so you are looking at about that time.

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OK, if you're happy to let that go, you should be looking...

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-£80 to £120.

-Mmm, that would be great!

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-All right?

-Yeah, lovely.

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Well, let's lock it up and keep looking.

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-OK.

-Great! There you go.

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We're edging ever closer to our target,

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but it's far from closing time for our former publicans

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and we're on a roll.

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Historically a stone associated with misfortune, Carol hopes her grandmother's opal dress ring

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will fetch Paul's £40 to £50 price tag, rather than become daughter Claire's "something old".

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Paul's taken a liking to the collection of Wade spirit decanters,

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which should hopefully roll out £50 to £60.

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And not to be outdone, Peter has found an impressive kettle,

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which should get the auction room up to boiling point.

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Paul, what do you think about this one, then?

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Let's have a look. Oh, thanks very much. Two sugars.

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That's a nice one, isn't it?

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Wow! Is that something that you've bought, or something left to you?

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No, actually it's part of Carol's family.

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Let's have a look. Lorne, Carol, are you there?

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Now look at this. What a belter!

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Crikey! That's an impressive piece, isn't it?

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Is it silver, Paul, or silver plate?

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Well, this one is solid silver, and at one point it would have belonged to a whole tea service.

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You would have your tea pot, your water jug, your sugar basin,

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cream jug, sometimes you'd have a massive tray that would all fit with it, but this was an accessory.

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It's called a spirit kettle,

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and it gets its name really from this little burner in the bottom

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where you'd actually put spirit or paraffin in there,

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which would keep your water hot, and the idea was that when the ladies all gathered for afternoon tea

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away from the gentlemen, if you were going to spend a couple of hours having tea,

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you'd need to have a source of hot water

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and the reason they used to just put the kettle into the actual fire or

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have your servants bring them in, and you could close the doors,

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you could have nice hot water, and it would be nice and private so you could enjoy your cup of tea.

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So, what's the valuation on this one, then?

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You're looking maybe £250, £300.

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Now Carol, that's quite a lot, isn't it? What do you think of that?

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I'm quite surprised. I hadn't any idea how much it would be worth.

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The question has to be how do you feel about selling it?

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Not quite as definite as I was about the ring because it is pretty

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and I do like it, but, I suppose it just sits on the shelf,

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gathering dust, so I might well decide to sell it.

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OK. Well, let's set the kettle to one side for the time being.

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The value of everything that's going to auction for sure comes to £550.

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Obviously it's almost double that potentially if we did have that,

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but, you know, you can let us know that later.

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Right, so we'll next see you at the auction house when everything

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you agree to send to auction will be on display in the auction room

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and hopefully, lots of people looking at the items ready to bid.

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Well, I think we've unearthed some real corkers to take along to auction and they include...

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The Matchbox cars from Peter's days in the toy manufacturing business, valued at £50 to £60, but will our

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one-time landlords call time on their ownership of the stunning silver kettle, valued at £250?

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Only time will tell.

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Coming up next on Cash In The Attic -

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Will Peter and Carol's glass be half full?

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-So I take it you are happy?

-Ish!

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-Or half empty...

-Aah, so it's unsold.

-Unsold!

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Will they have enough cash left over to buy us all a round?

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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Now it's been a couple of weeks since we had a good look

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through all Peter and Carol's items of pub memorabilia,

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antiques and collectables and we've gathered together a selection that

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we've brought here, to Chiswick Auction Rooms in west London.

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They're looking to raise around £500 towards the cost of Claire's wedding gown

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for her wedding in Australia, so let's just hope that today the bidders don't stand on ceremony

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but get most carried away when the items go under the hammer.

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We're in Chiswick today and if this little fellow's

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excitement is anything to go by, we should be in for a great sale.

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As always, our bidders are out in force,

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and with so many fantastic items on display,

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let's hope it turns out to be happy hour for Peter and Carol.

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One man who is convinced our couple will drive away with the big bucks today is expert, Paul.

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Now, Paul, all our yesterdays!

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-Exactly, yes.

-So you're hopeful they'll do well?

-These are very collectable.

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I've often thought how these have survived in that sort of condition.

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The cars I had as a child were thrown down the stairs in various pursuits

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and things go missing but these are sort of boxed and mint.

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What else excites you?

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I'm interested to see whether that spirit kettle arrives. That was a cracker, wasn't it?

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Now that all had matching hallmarks, which you said was quite unusual.

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-That's right.

-Do you expect that if it does appear, to be a sought-after piece?

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Yes. That's no problem at all, if it arrives!

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-Shall we go and find out?

-Let's go and find out.

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With the auction room filling up with potential buyers,

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all with a thirst for a bargain, Peter and Carol search out their items to say a fond farewell.

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-Good morning.

-Hello, how are you?

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If memory serves me right, these have doubled or something? There's more of these than I remember!

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I was actually looking for some more of the Yesteryear models that I've got somewhere,

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and I looked in one of the garages and found another five of these instead!

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That's handy, isn't it? Will that make a difference to the estimate?

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Yes, it certainly does. That's a nice collection now.

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I think you've almost got a complete set.

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What about the spirit kettle, because I know you were in two minds about that.

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Well I've brought it, but I've put a reserve of £300 on it.

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It's a while since we saw you so it'll be interesting to see if we get enough bidders

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in the room today ready to make another cup of tea.

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Anything you wanna buy!

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-A cup of tea, did you mention tea?

-I did mention tea, yes, because I

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knew that would do it for you, Paul! Come on!

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With an additional five Martell water jugs,

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and the silver spirit kettle now in the running,

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there's even more cash in the offing, and Peter and Carol

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need every penny if they're going to give daughter, Claire, her Australian white wedding.

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Remember, if you're interested in selling or buying at auction,

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you will have to pay commission and possibly other charges.

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Time to take our places now for our first lot of the day.

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It's the 18 carat gold memorial ring, which Paul valued at £100 to £150.

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Nice piece this, Paul?

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Very unusual. I'm just thinking actually that the inscription really makes this piece.

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If you went to alter it to make it bigger,

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you'll lose the inscription, so it has to stay this size.

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Start me with £50. 50, 5, 60.

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£60 for the little ring. At £60, 65, thank you I'm bid.

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70, 75, 80.

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£80 then at £80.

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Anybody else? £80 it is then... 85.

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That's not so bad, actually.

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-Is that OK, are you happy with that?

-It sold then?

-Yes.

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It's a good start towards the wedding dress fund and just shy of Paul's estimate.

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I was quite pleased with the mourning ring.

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It was a little bit below what Paul had estimated but I'm glad it's sold and I hope it's gone to a good home.

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Next up under the hammer are Peter's two colourful Guinness prints.

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With an estimate of £25 to £35,

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let's hope good things really do come to those who wait.

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A bit of fun for £24.

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Ooh, £24. Is that all right?

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That's a disgrace. You're a pound under!

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Not bad. That's another £24 towards our target.

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With two lots under our belt, things are beginning to warm up nicely here in Chiswick but we need our other

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items to hit their estimates if we're going to rack up some serious cash for our wedding dress fund.

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Maybe this little lady will catch someone's eye, with a price tag of £35 to £50.

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So our next lot is the 1950s Pedigree doll.

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-This is a sweetie, isn't it? Is this yours?

-Yeah.

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-OK. What do you want for this, then Paul?

-I'm looking for about £35.

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-OK. Here we go.

-It's worth £10.

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Anybody want this for £10? 10 I'm bid. I'm made a bid of £10.

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10, 12, 14, 16, 18.

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£18. It will be sold for £18.

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20 there, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30.

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£30 on the Chesterfield. £30. Going then for £30. 345.

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-There you go.

-£30.

-Near, isn't it?

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Another modest result, we're still coming in under Paul's estimates.

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Our bidders certainly aren't giving them anything away today.

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Fingers crossed our collection of eleven limited edition Martell water

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jugs, celebrating Grand National winners will up the bar, not fall at our £120 to £150 price tag.

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Bit of interest in them but probably not quite enough.

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Start the bidding at £70.

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75, 80, £80 for the water jugs,

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85, 90, 95, £95 in the room at £95...

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-Go on!

-We need a little bit more.

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-Sold.

-Oh, he has let them go.

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He's sold them for £95. He's let them go for £95.

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The way I always look at this actually is what you do overall,

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so if we have 12 items for which you want X number of pounds,

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as long as we get there, at some point hopefully that's how it will work out.

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Well, Paul's right and we should remember that we were over-target

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anyway and as it's early days yet, we shouldn't be too disheartened.

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Maybe the Schweppes clock and barometer and the Guinness barometer will bring fairer weather.

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They're valued at £50 to £100.

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OK, now our next lot is that lovely Guinness barometer.

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Now at one time as you must be aware, Guinness collections

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were just so hot, people were always seeking these out.

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-It is a lovely piece, though.

-Very nice.

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What am I bid for those? Start me at £20.

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20, 22, 24, 26 in the doorway, 28, 30, £30 in the doorway...

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-£30... we're near.

-At £30. It looks like they're selling...

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32 there, 34 nearer me now, 36, £36 there, at £36.

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I can sell them then for £36.

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-let them go.

-36 then.

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-204.

-There you are. £36.

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£36. It might have sold, but £36 is under estimate again and Peter and

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Carol are beginning to look worried,

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and when the opal dress ring sells for £30, £10 under estimate...

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At £30, going...

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..it doesn't bode well.

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Our bidders are driving a hard bargain today and despite some

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really unusual collectables, we're still £200 shy of our £500 target.

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Perhaps this oak cased canteen of cutlery will whet our bidders' appetites, valued at £80 to £100.

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£50 to start me for that. 50, 5, 60, £60 for the canteen, at £60.

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And 5 anybody?

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At £60. At £60 it is, at £60.

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-Sorry, it's not sold.

-That's unsold.

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That is disappointing.

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No sale means Peter and Carol will have to lug this little lot back home to Essex.

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We need the remaining lots to come in on estimate if we're going to get near our £500 target.

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Let's hope there are some car enthusiasts or toy collectors in the

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room, as the Matchbox Horse Van and 1929 Bentley go under the hammer.

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A lot is riding on these little motors, priced at £50 to £60.

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The two Matchbox toys.

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Start me for £10, £10?

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12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22.

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He'd better not sell them at that.

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I've got £22.

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Aah, so it's unsold.

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-Unsold!

-Never mind.

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It's another disappointment, but as the cars have some sentimental value

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for Peter, he won't mind taking them home too much.

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But as the spirit barrels also failed to sell...

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Nearly sold. £28.

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..we can't help our own low spirits.

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We're really struggling here today.

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Will our final lot, the George V solid silver spirit kettle,

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valued at £250 to £350 save the day?

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With a reserve of £300, it'll be make or break.

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If it gets that, then fine, I'll let it go,

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but if not, it's going home because it was the only thing that was actually on display!

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Now Multipart of Multi-hallmark, but it's from Chester, is that right?

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Yeah, and Chester silver is not so much rare,

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but collectable because they don't assay there any more

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and it is matching as well, the base matches the kettle,

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so that's good, and good condition.

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I've got a bid of £260, which would mean £260...

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£260 on it...

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270, 280, 290.

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I've got 295, I need to take more than 300.

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£300.

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In front of me at £300. That's £300.

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In front of me at £300.

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At £300 it's going then. £300 then.

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Bang on the reserve.

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So I take it you are happy?

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Ish!

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Finally our estimate is achieved and £300 towards the wedding dress fund.

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After all that excitement, a drink is definitely in order, but will

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Peter and Carol be drowning their sorrows, or toasting their success?

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-Now you wanted to raise £500, didn't you?

-Yeah.

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Towards the wedding?

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-Yeah.

-It's all very exciting.

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Now it's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride today, hasn't it, Paul?

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It's been a confusing day. I'm sure it's something to do with the heat.

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Now you wanted £500, didn't you, towards the wedding dress?

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We've actually made £600.

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Well, we've done our target, then.

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-That's all right.

-So a bit better than you thought?

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Yeah, yeah, that sounds fine, yeah.

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It's a couple of weeks later and Claire, Carol's daughter,

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and the bride-to-be, has arrived in the UK

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and today they're on a special shopping trip.

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Armed with their £600, mother and daughter have left Peter and fiance, Matt,

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entertaining the rest of the family so they can decide on the perfect wedding dress.

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I've been looking forward to this day for years.

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She's my only daughter, first one to get married.

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Can't wait to go and pick a dress.

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It's gonna be great, it is gonna be fun, actually. I'm looking forward to it.

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Where to start with such a treasure trove of beautiful dresses.

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-Four weddings and a funeral, no!

-No, maybe not!

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And for Claire, it's a chance to really shine on her big day.

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I've been dreaming of this day since I was a little girl

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walking down the aisle in a pretty dress, so it would be good to get dressed up for once.

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I feel like a princess in this one, Mum.

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-Do you like it?

-Oh, I like that! That's really nice.

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With so much to choose from, it's a hard decision, and one that will need to be kept under wraps.

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We've found the ideal dress.

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Yep, but nobody is going to see it until the big day,

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so you won't be seeing it on this programme, I'm afraid.

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Let's hope the wedding down under goes just as well.

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If you've got something you'd like to raise some money for by

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selling antiques at auction, you'll find out more details about Cash In The Attic

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online at bbc.co.uk.

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Hopefully we'll see you next time.

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Lorne Spicer and Paul Hayes meet retired publicans Peter and Carol Cooper, who are hoping to work up a thirst at auction when their unique collection of pub memorabilia goes under the hammer to pay for Carol's daughter's wedding dress.