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Beryl Bush is a passionate charity fundraiser, and is hoping to turn some of her much-loved antiques into cash for an important donation to her local Scout group in Kent.


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Welcome to a very blustery Cash In The Attic.

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This is the show that searches out all those hidden treasures

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in your home and then we sell them at auction.

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Today, I've come to Kent and I'm near Maidstone,

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so I couldn't pass through without checking out the wonderful Leeds Castle.

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Originally built as the Norman stronghold in 1119,

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this is arguably one of the prettiest castles in England,

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even on a windy day!

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It caught the eye of Henry the VIII who made it the Royal Palace for his wife, Catherine of Aragon in 1278.

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Over the next 150 years, the castle and its 500 acres of parkland was home

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to no less than six queens.

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Fortunately for us, Leeds Castle has been open to the public since 1976

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and now, of course, is famous for its open-air concerts and falconry shows.

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And one thing I bet you didn't know is it's actually home

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to the world's only antique dog collar museum,

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so let's hope we find plenty of quirky items when we go on the hunt for antiques today.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic,

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Paul's doing financial calculations...

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-12 and a half pence.

-Yes.

-There we go.

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-I think you'll definitely get a profit!

-Yeah!

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..and he's rather taken a shine to one of the lots.

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It's wonderful stuff. I wouldn't mind that myself, actually!

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Right, there you are. You've got a bidder already!

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And some of the results at auction have us grinning from ear to ear!

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That's superb!

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

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I've come to Maidstone

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to meet a lady who's always putting others ahead of herself,

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but today, she's called in the Cash In The Attic team

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and it's about time she went first!

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This tidy semi in the heart of Kent is home to charity fundraiser

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and talented amateur artist, Beryl Bush.

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Beryl and her late husband, Leslie, shared a passion for

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collecting ceramics and Victoriana and the evidence is clear to see all around her lovely home.

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When she heard about a local cause close to her heart, Beryl decided to turn

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some of her collectables into cash, and her daughter Alison is on-hand to help.

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-Good morning, Paul.

-Good morning!

-How are you?

-Well, thank you.

-Good.

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We've got a lovely lady today.

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She's 72 years old and life has never been busier,

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so she works in the local community, she loves painting, all sorts of things.

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-How does she find time for all that?

-I don't know. She's full of good deeds.

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I hope she's got some good antiques for us to look at!

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-Let's see if we can find some, shall we?

-OK.

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-Good morning!

-Hello, Lorne.

-This is lovely!

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-What a lovely feature in your garden, isn't it?

-Nice to see you.

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-And you. How are you, all right?

-Very well, thank you.

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I understand you're a lady who does good deeds for others.

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What did you have in mind?

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Well, this is for the local Scout group,

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and they're hoping to build or renovate a new headquarters.

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So what sort of figure do you have in mind?

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It would be great if we could manage £500.

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-OK.

-But really...whatever.

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-So have you ever been to auction before?

-Oh, forever!

-Really?

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They all grew up in auction rooms!

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-Oh, did you? How fantastic!

-They're still blowing off the dust!

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I think we'd better leave the garden and the very tranquil pond and go and hit the rummage.

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Come on and find out!

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It certainly sounds like a very worthwhile cause

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and I have a feeling this auction addict will have a wealth of items for us to choose from.

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Luckily, we've got Paul Hayes on hand to steer us in the right direction.

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He's got a passion for collectables of all shapes and sizes, but we find him with food on his mind.

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Aah, Mr Hayes, there you are!

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There we are! How are you? Nice to meet you.

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-Oh, these are lovely!

-Yeah, they are!

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-Are these items you picked up at auction?

-No.

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These actually came from friends of ours who have an antique business,

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or had - I think they've retired now.

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-They are lovely, aren't they?

-Certainly. This goes back to a different time.

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These are cheese bells. I don't know whether you've heard that expression.

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-They get the name because the tops... actually sound like a bell.

-Ooh, yes!

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Underneath would be a huge piece of Stilton or rare cheese,

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and that would allow it to sit on the sideboard and breathe.

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It's quite an important part of the Victorian culture -

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these are different factories. The main one, when you look at these, you think of Wedgwood.

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And Wedgwood was the big inspiration, really, for these items,

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but 100% of all Wedgwood items are marked, and there isn't markings on these -

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potentially, they could be one of a number of factories.

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Different styles - the neo-classical, inspired from the Wedgwood -

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it's an unglazed form called Jasperware,

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and it gives a great surface to apply these mouldings to it.

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But then in the 19th century, the Victorians were obsessed with nature.

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-Everything was very much the celebration of the plough...

-Hunting.

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Yeah, a hunting scene on that one, so everything, really, tells a story.

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But if I was to say at least £250, up to about £400 for those -

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-how does that sound?

-Yes, yes.

-OK, so are you happy with that?

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I like them, but they've gotta go, so let somebody else enjoy them.

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That's the attitude. Nearly half our target in the first item!

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This house could prove to be a real Aladdin's cave,

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which should stand us in good stead for that £500.

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Alison has started her search upstairs -

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it looks like she's inherited her mum's knack for antiques

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when she finds this collection of silver spoons and salt servers.

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Paul values them to a very tidy £70 to £100.

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Meanwhile, back downstairs our expert has found something that's got him rather excited.

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That's beautiful, isn't it?

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Well, this is actually inlaid marble. It's called Pietre Dura.

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-Have you heard of that before?

-Yes.

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Right, so did you actually buy this out in Italy, or...?

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-No. It belonged to my sister, my sister Iris...

-Right.

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-..and she found it on a junk stall in Brixton Market.

-Never!

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There was a time when you could pick up items like this fairly reasonably,

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but what used to happen is they would go out to Florence and Venice and Rome

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and you would see these wonderful sites. It's part of the grand tour.

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They used to make these like a tourism piece.

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You would buy examples of that work.

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Now if you can imagine they started with a slice of black marble, and then very delicately,

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they carved out the shape, in this case, the flower,

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and then replaced the surface with a contrasting marble.

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This one looks like it's mounted in silver, perhaps platinum, but I suggest silver

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and the top here is overlaid with gold, so it gives a wonderful quality to it.

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-How old do you think that is?

-I think this is quite old.

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I'd say at least 1900, if not sort of 1880, that sort of time.

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-Yeah.

-She didn't buy it new, she bought it in a second-hand market?

-Yeah, two and sixpence.

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-So how does that translate in modern money?

-12 and a half pence.

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12 and a half pence? There we go!

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-I think you'll definitely get a profit!

-Yeah!

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That's been a sound investment and I think you could be looking...

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at least £70 to £100, that sort of price.

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That's brilliant, absolutely brilliant!

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-That sound all right?

-It does, absolutely!

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The brooch adds another tidy sum towards the Scout hut fund.

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There's another welcome addition when Alison

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finds this art glass candlestick holder,

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originally made in Sweden, and Paul thinks it could make us £15 to £25.

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We're flying towards that £500 target,

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so I take our busy fundraiser aside for a quick chat.

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So tell me how you got involved in charity work?

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Well, to celebrate the Millennium, I went on a cruise.

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On the cruise, I saw a whole lot of poverty around the world...

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Mexico, shanty towns in South Africa, just generally...

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and came back thinking that I had far too much, and that I should do something,

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and that because I had been told my artwork was good enough to sell,

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that maybe I could do something in that way,

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you know, among other things,

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and I'm very pleased to say that, thanks to my wonderful family and my church family

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and the people of Maidstone, and my friends, to date,

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-we have sent over £41,000 abroad.

-That's amazing, isn't it!

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Not just from the artwork, but that's part of it.

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The charity we're talking about is closer to home because it involves the Scouts,

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so how did you get involved in that one?

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One of my neighbours, her husband Ray was the leader of our local Scout troop

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and he recently... he tragically died,

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and he was much loved and very much missed - a very, very popular leader.

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And they were in need of a new Scout hut

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and I thought it would be a good thing to do to put some towards that,

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because I know it's a lot of money and keeps me out of mischief!

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I hope it hasn't kept Paul out of mischief -

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we could do with him getting up to mischief and finding lots of stuff, couldn't we?

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-We could, yes.

-Shall we see how he's getting on?

-Yes.

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Well, luckily, Paul is still hard at work,

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and in the living room, he spots these colourful pink glass vases,

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which get packed off to auction with an equally colourful

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£50 to £80 price tag.

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Meanwhile, Alison has found a rather exciting-looking lot.

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That's absolutely beautiful! So is this your mum's?

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Yes, yes. I think my father gave it to her at some point in time for an anniversary present.

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-I think the quality... It's definitely one Paul should look at. Paul, are you there?

-Yeah.

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-We've found a lovely pendant, really lovely!

-All right.

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Look at that bejewelled acorn!

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Oh, that's fabulous! Look at that! This is rose gold.

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Now it's instantly recognisable by this wonderful pink rose colour.

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It's obtained by mixing the gold with copper -

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the redness of the copper and the gold together gives it this distinctive colour.

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The reason they do that is that if you use this in its pure state -

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gold is very, very soft - so to make this little acorn here,

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the whole thing would just collapse if you grabbed hold of it,

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so it's more durable by adding materials.

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And that's classed as nine-carat gold,

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so these here are semi-precious stones.

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If this would have been in 18-carat gold,

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you would have diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires -

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it would be extremely, extremely expensive, but what we've got here are seed pearls.

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You've got turquoise, you've got garnets and you've got peridots.

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OK, so that's a nice example. I'd say at least...

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Well, you've got two values. You've got somebody that would buy it for the gold content

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but also the intrinsic value is beautiful - it's a nice example, isn't it?

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So if I said at least the £200 mark upwards,

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you could be looking at as much as £300 or £400 for that little lot.

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If she decides to put it in, that is a very generous donation towards the Scout hut.

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-Absolutely, yes.

-It's lovely, really nice piece.

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-You look after that, and let's see if we can find something else.

-I'll take it.

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Wow! Another massive addition towards our £500 target.

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Beryl really does have an eye for antiques.

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I carry on the search and find another piece of jewellery to auction.

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It might not be as weighty as the necklace, but this pretty silver spaniel-shaped brooch

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adds £10 to £15 to our kitty.

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And downstairs, Paul has spotted one of Beryl's favourite collections.

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So, I've got to ask you, where have all these jugs come from?

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Well, everywhere. Presents from friends, from junk shops,

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from market stalls, from antiques shops.

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-How long have you been collecting them?

-More than 30 years.

-Really?!

-Yes, yes.

-Wow!

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What was the fascination with these types of jugs?

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I just loved the shapes of them,

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and the very fact that so much workmanship went into what is an everyday article,

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which was used by all sorts of households, not just wealthy people.

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The basic idea was, we're so used to, these days, buying beer in cans and bottles,

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buying wine in bottles, buying milk in bottles...

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Well, nothing came packaged or bottled, or very rarely.

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You would have had hand carts with churns on,

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people taking their jugs out to them and buying in situ.

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Exactly right. Were they expensive when you bought them originally?

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-No. I've never paid more than £18 for a single jug.

-Really?

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You bought quite well then, actually.

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I mean, I've paid sort of £30, £40, at least, for jugs like this.

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I think what you've got is a great collection of 19th-century useful items.

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Obviously, we don't want to sell all of them?

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-No.

-What if we were to get a selection together to the value of, say,

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-£200 worth? I mean, how does that sound?

-Possibly, yes.

-OK.

-Yes.

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-So have a think on that, then?

-Yes, I would think about it.

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It will tug at Beryl's heartstrings to part with any of those jugs,

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but what a fantastic addition to our target if she does decide to send any to auction.

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Beryl also decides to let these bird figurines fly the nest.

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Made in Germany by the famous Goebel Porcelain Company,

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they're based on the artwork of a nun called Berta Hummel.

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They head off to auction with a £20 to £30 price tag.

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It's almost the end of our day with Beryl and Alison,

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but not before Paul's made one final find.

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What a fantastic book! Look at that,

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the Great Exhibition 1851. Was this something that your mum bought?

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That's not something she bought, that's something her sister gave her.

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-My aunt had that, I think, from her mother-in-law.

-Right.

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This was founded by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband,

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and he was a great patron of the arts and the sciences,

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and what he decided to do was to get all the world's businesses and inventors together under one roof

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and that become known as the Crystal Palace,

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this huge conservatory that they built which was re-housed.

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They dismantled it and re-housed it in Sydenham - that became Crystal Palace.

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-That's where they get the name from.

-Oh, wow.

-But what's lovely about this,

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it has all the names of the people who did the exhibitions,

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all the designs and fashions of the day,

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and it was the best of the best. It is absolutely incredible.

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But with books, it's all about condition. If I just fold this up -

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these illustrations could be used, people could frame those I suppose,

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or do something with them, but the binding, unfortunately, has gone completely, hasn't it?

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-We've got a cover missing.

-Yeah. Do you think this is sentimental to your mum?

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I don't think she would be unwilling to part with it, that's the thing.

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-All right. Well, I think it's quite a sellable item, actually. Let's go and ask her. Beryl?

-Hello!

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-Just in time. I've found an interesting old book.

-Oh, yes, the 1851 Exhibition.

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-There you go!

-Crikey! It's seen better days,

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if you don't mind me saying. Will it help towards our target?

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-It certainly will. If it's OK with you...

-Yes.

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..I would like to put this into auction with an estimate of at least £30.

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-Good gracious!

-Up to about £50. Does that sound all right?

-Sounds very good.

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Quite a fascinating read, I would imagine!

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-Wonderful stuff. I wouldn't mind that myself!

-There, a bidder already!

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OK, well, you wanted £500, didn't you? To go towards the Scouts.

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The value of everything going to auction comes to £715.

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-Oh, wow!

-That's amazing, that's really good!

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That doesn't include your jugs,

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but if you DID decide to send those to auction, that's another £200,

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so it would top it right up to £915.

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-Oh, aah, well, that's another story!

-So, let's hope on auction day

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we can do our very best and get top prices for everything.

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Thanks very much indeed. I look forward to that.

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We've been really spoilt for choice here today.

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Beryl's life of collecting has resulted in a wonderful selection of items for auction.

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We're hoping the bidders will take a shine

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to the rose gold necklace which Paul valued at £200.

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We've all got high hopes for the Wedgwood-style cheese bells,

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which are our highest-valued lot at £250 to £400.

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Will Beryl be able to part with some of her beloved jug collection?

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Paul thinks they could make us another £200

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IF they get to the sale room.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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Beryl knows precisely the type of bidder she's hoping for in the sale room.

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Yes, well, what we need is a cheesemonger!

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-Exactly!

-Good point, Beryl!

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But she's keeping her eye firmly on the goal.

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It would buy a Boy Scout's toggle!

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

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Now it's a couple of weeks since we met the energetic Beryl Bush at her home in Maidstone

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and we found lots of lovely items to bring here to Chiswick Auction House in West London.

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Remember, she's looking to raise around £500

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as a contribution to the building of a new Scout hut,

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so let's just hope that when the items go under the hammer today, the bidders are feeling very generous.

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There's a wonderful selection of items for sale. The bidders are eagerly giving them the once-over.

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Paul Hayes is here too, of course, and I find him with his nose buried in a book.

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-Morning.

-Hello, how are you?

-Fine, thanks. That's lovely!

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Would you like to buy the latest Emperor's vase?

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It's for sale in 1851! What a great book!

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-It is. So we're happy that that's going in?

-Yes.

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I'll be interested to see what money the lovely necklace makes. You know, the acorn?

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-Top quality.

-It's so unusual.

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Jewellery is doing very, very well at the moment.

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The struggling point we might have today are the Stilton cheese bells.

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-Right.

-They're slightly old-fashioned, but we'll see how they get on.

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I'll be intrigued to see if she's brought the jugs.

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I think she's going to think about those.

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Let's meet her and see if she has brought them.

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Well, there's only one way to find out.

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The sale room is really filling up now but it doesn't take us long

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to find Beryl and Alison in the midst of all the activity.

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-Good morning!

-Ah!

-Morning.

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-Now, we love these. I think they're absolutely fantastic, great...

-So do we!

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I just hope somebody spots the quality that's there.

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Hmm, hmm. Yes, well, what we need is a cheesemonger...

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-Exactly!

-Good point, Beryl!

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-..who has a speciality cheese shop.

-There we are.

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Of course, what we don't know is

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-whether or not you decided to bring any or all of the jugs?

-No, no jugs.

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Oh, OK, and what's the reasoning behind that?

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They're not in fashion, and I still like them!

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Let's hope there's plenty of people that can see the quality we've brought along.

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-Hopefully!

-And give us some good bids.

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-Come on, let's get in position, ready for the auction.

-OK.

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Remember auction houses charge commission and other fees when you buy and sell with them

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so always check the details when you visit.

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The auction is about to start so we find a spot

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in the corner of the room and get ready for the excitement to begin.

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Luckily, we don't have to wait long for our first lot.

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We've got small white metal salts,

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-a set of Art Nouveau teaspoons and two other items?

-Yes.

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It sounds like a great lot, actually, for a speculative buyer

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-so I'm looking for about £70 to give them a chance, really.

-Yes, yes.

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Right, so they're on.

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Are they worth £30?

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Start me with 30, 35, 40,

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£40 to those, at £40...

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for the silver items, 45 there, £45, £50.

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55. In the room, then, at £55.

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I'm gonna sell them at 55.

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At £55, they're going, then. 55.

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Oh. Well, that's 55, OK. All right, OK, at least 55.

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Yeah.

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It's a bit of a disappointing start.

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We need the sale room to dig deeper for the rest of our lots

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if we're going to get Beryl £500.

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Maybe the continental silver Spaniel brooch

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will have a bit more luck finding a new owner.

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Paul valued it at £10 to £15.

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Lot 28, the little silver brooch. £10, please. £10 for the brooch,

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£10 anywhere.

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£5. £5 I'm bid. £5, selling for £5.

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-At £5.

-There we go.

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It would buy a Boy Scout's toggle!

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That's the spirit, Beryl.

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It may be under-estimate, but every pound counts.

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Hopefully, the glass candlestick holder

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will light our way back towards the target.

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-We've got 15 to 25 on this, Paul?

-Yeah, and that's really cheap,

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but the auctioneer has to be dead straight

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and say there's a bit of damage on this,

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-so 15 to 25 is a fair estimate.

-OK.

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That little item there. Is it worth £10? £10, can't go lower than £10.

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-Nobody want them?

-Come on!

-Passing the lot for £10.

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-No, it's unsold.

-That's unsold, I'm afraid!

-Oh, my.

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-It just goes to show the tiniest of damage on things...

-Yeah.

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That's definitely not the result we were looking for.

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The bidders are proving to be a very cautious crowd today, but surely,

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the lovely 1850s book won't suffer a similar fate?

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36A is the illustrated exhibitor, a bound volume of magazines.

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Lot 36A, there we go. What's it worth?

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Start me for a ten pound note, somebody for £10?

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Anybody want this lot for £10? Can't really sell it for less, I'm afraid.

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I know it's slightly distressed. Anybody want it for £10?

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No? Passing it, I'm afraid, then, for ten.

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I've a feeling nobody's viewed it.

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-Look at the cover, it doesn't look like anything.

-No.

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What a shame the bidders didn't give Beryl's book

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a closer inspection, but we're glad it didn't sell

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for such a small amount.

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Things aren't going as well as we hoped so far,

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and after four lots, we've only managed to raise £60 towards our £500

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for Beryl's Scout hut donation.

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Next to try its luck on the rostrum is the pretty mosaic brooch

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which Paul valued at £70 to £100.

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What am I bid for that? £30 to go?

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30, 35, 40, 5, 50. £50 I'm bid, over there at £50.

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At £50 then.

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-Oh, well, never mind, on the day...

-Yeah...

-Swings and roundabouts.

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Still a profit on 2s 6d, I'm sure!

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It's a bit under-estimate but we're glad to bank a few pounds at last,

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especially after two unsold lots.

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We hope it's a sign the bidders are finally waking up as our bird figurines look

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like they might find new homes.

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A little bit of interest in these already,

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so I'm starting at £25, we're in at £25.

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25, 30, 35, do you want 40?

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£35 still with me.

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At £35, I've a bid of £35.

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On the book at £35 and selling for 35.

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Now that's more like it. The birds are followed swiftly

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by the pair of pink vases

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which don't quite make their £50 to £80 estimate...

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£28 seated there, at £28.

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I'm going to sell them at 28.

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At £28, they're going then. £28.

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..but still add another few pounds towards our target.

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With the sale room seemingly picking up a gear,

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it's time for our most highly-valued lots to take centre stage.

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I love these cheese domes.

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-How has the auctioneer worked these lots?

-Well, what he's done is

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he's put the two blue and white ones in together

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-and the two stoneware ones in together.

-Yeah, yeah.

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-Now we wanted about 250 for all four.

-Right.

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It'll be interesting to see what the effect is overall. First lot coming up.

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Lovely quality, these. A bit of interest in them, nevertheless.

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-I'm already bid £130, with me at £130...

-£130!

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..for the cheese domes. £130.

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140, 150 with me.

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At £150. It's still with me at £150.

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£160 there, £170 with me, 180. It's still on the book then at £170.

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It's a left bid at £170.

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At £170, those two cheese domes.

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£170, then.

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-Yes!

-£170, and that's just for the two blue ones.

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It's a fantastic start, and as the second pair

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comes under the hammer, it looks

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like the collectors aren't done yet.

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Like the last, but a different colour, 299A. Nice quality.

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What are they worth? Are they worth £100?

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-Start me for £80. £80, £85, £90, £95...

-Come on, come on!

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110? £120, £120 there, and £120,

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anybody else? £120. 120.

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That takes our total for the four cheese covers to a brilliant £290.

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The room finally seems up to speed

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and we're hoping it bodes well for our final lot, which I have to say

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is one of my favourites. I think this is gorgeous.

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I just love the acorn in it. I think it's fantastic.

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-I do know she had a reserve on this...

-What's the reserve for that?

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-£200.

-OK.

-Fine. Let's see what happens.

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310A is the necklace with the acorn pendant

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and there's, predictably, a lot of interest.

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-There you are!

-I'm bid already £200 for it.

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-We need to start off at £200.

-At least £200!

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£200, £210, £220, £230,

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£240, £250, £260, £270,

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£280, £290, £300, £320,

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£340, £360, £380, £400.

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£400 for it, at £400 - 20 I'll take. £420,

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£440, £460,

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£480, £500 with me. Do you want £520?

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With me at £500, there's a left bid of 500 on the book.

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£500, at £500, then, left bid £500.

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-Hee-hee, wow!

-That's not bad, and you were worried about it selling for £200!

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-Oh, yeah, that's a relief!

-Absolutely brilliant!

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Beryl was a little lost for words after that sale,

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giving us the entire target amount in just one lot.

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After this rollercoaster day, it's time for the moment of truth.

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Now, you wanted to raise £500, didn't you? As a contribution towards the new Scout hut.

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-Yeah.

-How do you think it went?

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Some of the other things didn't do so well, but I've been so interested,

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-I've lost track of what they made. I can't tell you, no idea!

-I can tell you.

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You've actually made...

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-£963!

-Ah!

-Oh, brilliant!

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That's really good, isn't it? I'm really pleased for you.

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That's a lot more than you wanted - I hope you're gonna have some of that money,

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hold it back and treat yourself.

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-No?

-No, none of it back. It's all going to the Scouts.

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Two weeks after she raised that fantastic £963,

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Beryl has come to visit the local Scout Group in their old hut

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and reflect on her auction success.

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I am really happy with the auction result

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and I'm so pleased to say that it will be going towards the activities for the children.

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You can see how happy they are in here,

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and I'm sure that they're gonna be

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even more happy in their big new quarters when it's finished.

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They'll be able to store their cycles in there,

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storage...

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Seeing the plans for the building,

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Beryl can see how her contribution will really help the group.

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I've just been very privileged

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to be able to help out in whatever way I can.

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Guys, how excited are you about having a new Scout hut?

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ALL CHEER

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Well, what a fantastic inspiration Beryl is.

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All that money she raised from the auction going to benefit the Scouts.

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If you've got a project in mind that you'd like to raise some funds for

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by selling your antiques and collectables at auction,

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then why not get in touch with Cash In The Attic?

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You'll find more details online.

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