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Welcome to Cash In The Attic. This is the show that unearths all those

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hidden treasures around your and then helps you sell them at auction.

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Before I meet today's family in Carshalton in Surrey,

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I've stopped off to take a look at the Honeywood Museum.

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This 17th century building once belonged to a wealthy merchant

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but is now the museum of the borough of Sutton.

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The house contains numerous displays on local history

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and is rich in period detail, including a billiard room with an original Edwardian table.

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The museum is built on Carshalton ponds, and in the 11th-century Domesday Book,

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the historic town of Carshalton was valued at just 15 pounds and ten shillings.

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Not far from this historic spot is a lady who's hoping that we can help her unearth more treasures.

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'Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic, I think I may have hit the jackpot.'

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If these are solid silver, we've just got our target figure.

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'And Paul's putting a positive spin on things at auction.'

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Let's hope we're all doing the loop-the-loop on the way out.

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'But will we be smiling when the final hammer falls?'

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I'm on my way to meet two sisters

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who've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them raise funds

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so that they can get a bit of beach bar glamour

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in their every-day urban garden.

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This cosy semi in Carshalton is home to retired shop worker and mother of three, Iris Timmins.

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Iris used to live here with her late husband, who had a passion for collecting anything and everything.

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The house is still overflowing with his finds.

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But Iris has decided it's time to de-clutter, and, with her sister Rhonda on hand to help,

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the ladies have got big ideas on how to spend the cash.

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Morning, Paul.

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-Good morning, how are you?

-Fine.

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Our ladies today are into exotic holidays, collectibles and cocktails.

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What a combination. They don't need a driver, do they?

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No. But if you're really good, I might get you a Long Island Iced Tea!

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-I'd love that, but just an ordinary builder's tea is fine for me!

-OK.

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-I have a joke about bars.

-Really?

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Yes. I've worked hard on this one.

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-Ready?

-Go on.

-A man goes into a bar.

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-Yes?

-Ouch.

-Hey, hey.

-Maybe I should stick to the day job?

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-Yeah. I think it's "walks into a bar".

-Oh, is it?

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Yes. Don't worry, we'll get there in the end.

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-Morning, ladies.

-Hello.

-Hello.

-So, you're Rhonda.

-Yes.

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-And you're Iris. This is your home.

-It is, yes.

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-And you don't live too far away?

-No. 10 minutes in the car.

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-So you like going on holidays and everything together as sisters?

-Yes.

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We're like twins. Joined at the hip.

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-OK. So who out of you two called in Cash In The Attic?

-Me.

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How did that come about?

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I went up into the attic and I saw so much stuff up there

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that we've collected over the years so I thought, let's get it sorted out and get it emptied out.

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What do you want to spend the money on?

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Actually we want to spend it on this creation here. It's a...

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-Garden shed?

-No! it's going to be Harry's Bar.

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It's in memory of my dad. He was a real old cockney, a lovely old man.

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He lived with me for a while, and it was his idea to have a bar in the garden.

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When the family come round, we all sit out here.

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And then he said let's have a Caribbean bar! So that is why we're gonna have this.

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OK. So, basically, to turn the shed into a bar?

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-Yes.

-Yeah.

-How much money are you gonna need?

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I should think about £500.

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The neon sign is the most expensive, I think. So...

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about £500 should do it.

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I don't know about a Harry but we've got a Paul inside.

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-Shall we see if he's got anything to sell?

-Yes.

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-Yes.

-Come on then.

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'Converting the garden shed into a Caribbean beach bar

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'in Harry's memory sounds like a wonderful tribute.

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'I have a feeling we're in for a fun day with these ladies.

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'With so many items to choose from I'm glad we have our expert, Paul Hayes, on hand to help.'

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Good morning, Paul.

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Hello, how are you? You all right?

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-Good, yep.

-I've made a start already. I've found what I think is quite a rare item.

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It's an invitation to a dinner called The Upside-Down Dinner.

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It's held by the Hendon Aviators which were some of the first pilots here in the British Isles.

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How has this ended up in your possession?

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It was my late husband's item. He went to a boot sale years and years

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ago, when they first started, and he paid about 10, 20 pence for it.

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It's quite clever, it looks like everything is actually written

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in a loop-the-loop, isn't it?

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-It is.

-It's written backwards...

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Upside-down and backwards.

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-It's really clever.

-So you'd have to have a mirror to see it.

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-I've got one actually.

-Let's have a look.

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-I was hopping you'd have something like that.

-Here you go.

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If you put that upside-down...

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Just tilt it this way a second.

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-There you go.

-Oh, yeah.

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You can read all what it says, and who was at the dinner.

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"The Hendon Aviators request the pleasure of the company

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"of the London Royal Automobile Club at this dinner to be held

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"on Friday January the 16th, 1914 at 8pm."

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Look at that...

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even the seating in the restaurant was done in a loop-the-loop.

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It was held in honour of Mr BC Hucks,

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the first British Aviator to loop-the-loop,

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and the first aviator to loop-the-loop with a passenger.

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They are both signed there.

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As a bit of aviation history, what a fantastic thing to have.

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This really is the magnificent men and their flying machines.

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-It's exciting.

-Really exciting.

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I think what we'd have to do is be a bit conservative with it.

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-And if I said £70 to £120, how does that sound?

-Very good.

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-That's a very good start.

-Great!

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Let's see if we can get a good price for it at auction. Hopefully we will.

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In the meantime, let's keep our feet on the ground

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and finding some more items. Come on.

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'The memorabilia gets us off to a flying start.

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'We need to keep up the pace if we're going to make the £500 for Harry's Bar though.

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'Rhonda comes up trumps straight away, when she spots this set of cigarette cards.

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'Paul hopes they'll set the sale room alight

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'with an estimate of £30 to £50.

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'Paul and Iris continue their search is one of the bedrooms.

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'And something sparkly has caught Iris's eye.'

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Now then, Iris. Anything in particular?

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Yes. I've found this lovely little brooch.

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I don't know if you'll be interested in that or anything?

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-That's really pretty, isn't it?

-I believe it's a Victorian brooch.

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I'm not sure. I think it is.

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It's in nice condition. Let me check with my little eyeglass here.

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Oh, you've come prepared.

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Yes. Like any good boy scout does.

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Let's have a look. These are nice.

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These are called fire opals and they give a beautiful, rich colour.

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If you have a look, they're very deep.

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Sometimes when you move it the light catches,

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and you can see all the different colours then.

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This is 15 carat. There you go.

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-So it is definitely an old one.

-There you go.

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Because now they've stopped making 15 carat.

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I would say you're right, a Victorian piece.

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You can see the quality of the gold.

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Yeah. It is very well made, I think.

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They way the little rings go along each other.

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-Are you likely to wear it again?

-No.

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-No.

-OK.

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Let's put it to Harry's Bar, shall we?

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I think we could put it to Harry's Bar, actually.

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I think that's quite an attractive piece. How much did you say it was originally?

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I paid about £40 or £50 for it.

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-Right. Do you know I think you'll see a profit in that. I think you're looking at £60 to £100.

-Ooh, yeah.

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-That's nice.

-Sound all right?

-Yeah. Lovely.

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I think you've done well there.

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Another great find.

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'This house is looking like it could be a real treasure trove today.

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'My eye for quality has also spotted this gold bracelet.

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'It was Swarovski crystals set in the metal,

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'and Paul hopes it will catch the bidders' eyes at auction,

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'valuing it at £30 to £50.

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'Next door, Rhonda has found another piece of crystal.'

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Paul, can we make anything on these?

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Let's have a look. What have you found, anything good?

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Right, they're pretty, aren't they? They look like Swarovski crystal.

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-I think they are, actually.

-Right. You've heard of that before?

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Yes. I collect it myself.

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-Really?

-Yes, yes.

-I think what's beautiful about their work is that

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Daniel Swarovski originally developed a machine that cuts the crystal

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to a very high standard and high quality.

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What that does, it gives that wonderful iridescence.

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It's almost like a rainbow effect when you look at it through the light.

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It's an amazing substance really.

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People look for rarities and this one has York Minster in it.

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-Can you see that?

-Right, yes. I didn't realise it was that.

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Isn't that pretty? But this actually does go with it.

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It's a tie pin and it says SCS...

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the Swarovski Crystal Society.

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That was one of the biggest collecting clubs

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of the late '80s, early '90s.

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Swarovski crystal at that time was everywhere,

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I remember going into jewellers, every jewellers seemed to stock it at the time.

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It's not lost collectability today,

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but it's not quite as collected as it used to be.

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If I said £30 to £50, how does that sound?

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-No, I think she'd be very happy with that.

-Really?

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-Yeah. Yes.

-That's great.

-Very good.

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I'm going to have another look in that box, make sure there's no more!

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Let's keep looking.

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'£30 to £50 is a great price for the paperweight and tie pin.

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'And I've found yet more Swarovski next door.

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'Paul hopes this pretty gold-stemmed rose

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'will make us another £30 to £50 at auction.

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'We're making fantastic progress towards our £500 target.

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'So I leave Paul and Rhonda to search while I catch up with our bar owner and bar-lady-to-be.'

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Tell me a bit about your family, then.

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How many children have you got?

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I have three. A girl and two boys.

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My first husband, John, had an aneurysm and unfortunately he died.

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He died at the age of 52 which was very sad at the time.

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He always used to say if ever anything happened to me,

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my worst fear is that you will be on your own.

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I then had that in mind when I was introduced to Vince on a blind date,

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and then I knew that I had John's blessing to go ahead with that.

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Hence I'm with Vince now and we've been together eight years.

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-Tell me your plans for the bar then. I understand there's a bit of spending to be done.

-Right.

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The first thing is a neon sign. We need the neon sign for Harry's Bar.

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I've been in touch with the company and they said they're between £250 and £300.

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Then we need a nice little fridge in there, obviously we've got to keep the wine and the beer cold.

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Then we want some boarding to board it out.

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So I think all together we're gonna need about £500 onwards to do this.

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We've got the optics and we've got all the bits and pieces,

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we just need the boards to put them on to make it safe.

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In that case we just need to make sure we raise the money you need, don't we? Come on.

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'I can't wait to see the finished bar.

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'We've still got a long way to go to reach that £500 though,

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'so it's not quite happy hour yet.

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'Paul has been busy inside and his artistic eye spots this rural landscape painting.

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'Iris's late husband John bought it almost 20 years ago

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'and Paul thinks it could bag us £40 to £80 at auction.

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'It's all hands on deck as our search progresses,

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'and in the dining room I've spotted something with a Royal connection.'

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Iris, Paul?

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I tell you what, if these are solid silver, we've just got our target figure.

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-I'm not sure they are.

-They look like silver crowns.

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No, you're unlucky there.

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-These are actually made of nickel.

-Oh, right.

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But they're all made in 1977.

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Any idea why they made these in 1977?

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It was the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

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Dead right. Yes, it was the Silver Jubilee.

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25 years that the Queen had been on the throne. She was crowned in '52.

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They have a good picture of the Queen on horseback.

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Queen Elizabeth II, 1977.

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The more collectable ones nowadays, because it's nearly 30 years on,

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have a little plastic wallet that they were issued in.

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-Collectors go for that type of thing.

-So what are they worth then?

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I would say £1, maybe £2 each. So £20, £30. How does that sound?

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Yes, that's all towards our bar.

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It's another bit.

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It's not our target figure in one big hit, is it?

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I'm afraid not. If they were all silver, yes, we would be at the target but these are just nickel.

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Another £20 is still a good find though.

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Iris carries on the search in the dining room and comes across this gold locket.

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It's another case of late husband John's eye for a bargain doing us proud,

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as Paul values it at £40 to £80.

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It's almost the end of the day, but there's one more item of jewellery to add to the kitty.

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Iris?

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Now then. Whose is this bracelet?

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It's mine actually. It's one that John bought me years ago.

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He bought me the actual chain, and then through the years, people have bought me the charms.

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This one in particular my brother, my late brother and his wife, bought me that. That does work.

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Then we've got one here from Australia.

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My son and his girlfriend bought me the koala bear back from Australia.

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The others are birthday gifts and things.

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The original idea of wearing charms actually was to ward off evil spirits. That's where it comes from.

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-Right, yeah.

-So you have charms with you that bring you luck.

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That's probably where the Fatima Hand comes in.

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Yeah. It's all legend and folklore, isn't it?

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But these are very saleable things.

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At the end of the day they're solid gold items. Of course, very useful as well.

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People still believe that gold is ready-made currency.

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You can always sell it.

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So if you're in a tight corner, you need some money you can always weigh it in and it will bring some value.

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That's why pirates always had one ear pierced with a gold earring.

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-Was it really?

-It was to pay for their funeral. Did you know that?

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I didn't. You learn something every day.

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I think these are good-selling items now.

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I wish that footballers' wives would start to wear these

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cos they'd become very trendy then.

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They're a bit out of fashion at the moment,

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but you could sell the bracelet as a separate entity

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and these could be sold as pendants or something like that.

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All right, if I said at least £150, maybe £200.

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That sounds marvellous. That's really good.

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Yeah, I'm really surprised at that.

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Does that sound like something to celebrate, £150?

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-This beautiful charm bracelet.

-Wow. I love the ladybird.

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That's fantastic. So that's built up our total quite nicely.

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We've run out of time for rummaging. I think we've got most things covered.

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How d'you think we've done?

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-I've lost track.

-Yes. 400?

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You wanted 500?

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We do want 500, yes.

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Thank goodness for that because we've come in bang on £500.

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-Wow! Excellent!

-That's really good.

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Our hard work searching through Iris's treasure-filled home has really paid off,

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and we've got a fantastic haul of items to send off to auction.

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We've got jewellery of all shapes and sizes,

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with the piece de resistance being this gold charm bracelet,

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valued at £150 to £250.

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We're hoping that the Silver Jubilee coins

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will turn into £20 to £30 worth of cold, hard cash.

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And who could forget the fascinating collection

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of loop-the-loop memorabilia?

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Paul valued it at £70 to £120,

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but we're hoping that when it comes to bidding for this lot,

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the sky's the limit!

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic... the pressure's getting to Paul.

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It's quite stressful, isn't it? You just don't know how it's gonna go.

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But the sales begin to rack up.

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It's just over a £1 a coin, I suppose. Are you happy with that?

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-It's good.

-Yes.

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

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It's been a few weeks since we visited Iris and her sister Rhonda

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at Iris's Surrey home.

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They explained plans to turn the garden Iris has from a suburban wasteland into a beach bar paradise.

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In order to do that, they needed to raise £500.

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So, we found plenty of antiques and collectibles that we brought here to this auction house in Suffolk.

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Now all we've got to do is hope that after all the items go under the hammer,

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we'll be raising a glass and toasting their success.

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It looks like a good crowd are turning out for today's sale.

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I hope our ladies' items attract their attention.

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One man who never overlooks a quality antique is our expert, Paul Hayes,

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and I find him with one of our star items.

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-It suits you, Paul.

-Ah! Hello. Happy Christmas!

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Thank you! Do you think that'll bring us luck today?

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I'd like to think so. They're popular items.

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Someone could split each individual charm and sell the bracelet. A good selling piece.

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My favourite piece is definitely that loop-the-loop. I mean, what a fantastic bit of history.

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That is amazing. That's a one-off item.

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A good piece of aviation history so I think that's got no problems at all.

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I love the fact that in the whole menu and all the other bits and pieces,

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they've even laid the table for the dinner out in a loop-the-loop! That's amazing.

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I read that they bought in a tray of lobsters that were doing the loop-the-loop as well.

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Really? How fantastic. I'd love to have been there, wouldn't you?

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-Yes.

-I'll take you for a treat and buy you a lobster if we do well today.

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-Sounds wonderful.

-In the meantime, shall we meet the family?

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Yes, I'll just pop this back.

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The seats are filling up as the bidders get ready for the sale.

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And we find our ladies giving the loop-the-loop memorabilia a final look over.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Hi.

-How are you?

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This is one of the most interesting pieces, I think, that we've ever come across. Don't you?

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It's an amazing book. I do like the way that the auctioneer has placed all the items

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in a loop-the-loop just for you.

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Are you going to be sad to see it go?

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A little bit sad. But, you know, it's going to a good cause,

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so let's hope it makes good money.

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-So are you looking forward to the auction?

-Yes.

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-Very much so.

-We're quite excited.

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-OK.

-A bit nervous earlier on but getting excited now.

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Let's hope we're all doing the loop-the-loop on the way out.

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Well, on that note shall we al go and get in position for the sale?

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-Come on then.

-Put it down.

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'If you decide to buy or sell at auction,

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

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'So make sure you check the details with the sale room first.'

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'We find a spot in the corner with a great view of the auction,

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'and it seems we're just in time,

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'as the opal brooch is first to go under the hammer.

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Paul valued it at £60 to £100.

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And I'm starting this at 80.

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-80, we're in.

-I'm bid 80.

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On the books at £80.

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Are you all finished and done with that at £80?

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-That's good.

-Bang on the nose, that's what we wanted.

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That is good.

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£80 in the fund for Harry's Bar already.

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A great way to start the day.

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Will our next lot bank us yet more cold, hard cash?

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It's the collection of Silver Jubilee coins

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that Paul valued at £20 to £30.

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12, at £12 I'm starting. At £12.

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At £12.

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15 over there in the doorway.

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At £15. Are you all finished and done at £15? I'm selling at £15.

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-There you go.

-It's just over £1 a coin.

-I suppose.

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-Are you happy with that?

-Yes.

-OK.

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£15 isn't a bad price for the coins, but with a £500 target to reach,

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we really need our items to come in on estimate, and hopefully above.

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It's the first of our Swarovski lots up next.

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So will there be any collectors in the room?

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The next lot is the paperweight with York Minster on it and also a tie pin.

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A weird combination, Paul.

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It's an unusual item and it's very modern, really.

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We are at an antique auction here.

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But, people tend to buy these items to put away for investment purposes

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or for just something a bit quirky, really.

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So I put this in at £30 but it's in the lap of the gods. Let's hope we get something near that.

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20, start me at 20. At £20. At £20.

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At £20.

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You all finished and done with then?

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< Pass that one.

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-He's passed that one.

-Passed, yeah.

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He's done you a favour there, I think.

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It's a disappointing result for the crystal,

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and doesn't bode well for our next two lots.

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The crystal rose is next to try its luck.

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As catalogued.

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20, at £20.

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All finished at £20?

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I'm afraid we pass that one.

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Followed closely by the gold bracelet.

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All finished and done with that at 20?

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< We'll pass that one.

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I think it might just be a bit too modern for the market that we've got here today.

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-Yeah.

-Not quite antique yet.

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A trio of unsold lots.

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Well, they say bad things happen in threes, so hopefully that's our unlucky spell over.

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We're still a long way from our £500 target

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so there's still a lot riding on our remaining items.

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Right, the next lot is the rural landscape.

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-What do we want for this, Paul?

-We're looking for about £40.

-OK.

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At £20.

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25. 30.

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35. 35 sitting down.

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At £35.

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At £35.

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Are you all finished and done with that at £35? Selling at £35.

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-There you go.

-That's good, isn't it?

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That's the one you thought you was taking home!

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Yeah, I did!

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-It's quite stressful though, isn't it? You just don't know how it's going to go.

-I know.

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Phew. A sale at last, and we're all pretty relieved.

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After a turbulent morning,

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will our next lot prove to be a high-flyer?

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Our next lot is that fantastic looping-the-loop booklet.

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I mean, this is really historic, isn't it?

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It certainly is, but don't forget its signed by the pilots as well. It's a great thing to have.

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Anybody that's into aviation, the whole history of the biplanes, it's a great thing.

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Hopefully we'll get enough people here that want to buy it.

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And I'm going to start this at 50.

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At £50.

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At £50.

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£50. 55. 60. 65. 70. 75. 80.

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£80. 85. At 85.

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At £85.

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At £85.

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Are you all finished and done with that at £85?

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-Yeah, good.

-That was a good one, wasn'tit?

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And that was non-commission, so you've got your £85.

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-Are you pleased with that?

-Yeah.

-Ooh, yeah.

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What a great result for our unusual memorabilia,

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and a long overdue addition into our Harry's Bar fund.

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Let's hope our luck continues

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as our collection of cigarette cards go under the hammer.

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We're hoping they'll make £30 to £50.

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20 I'm bid. At 20. £20. At £20.

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You all finished and done at £20?

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-We'll leave that.

-Oh.

-He's passed those.

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He could have sold them.

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I think Iris would've been happy to see them

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go for £20 but the auctioneer thought they were worth more.

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Our next lot is the 1930s gold-coloured metal locket.

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What does that mean, it's not gold?

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Well, I suspect this is gold.

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I think we all agree there, but there's no hallmark on it.

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What the auctioneer has to do,

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unless it has an official hallmark,

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is to describe it as gold-coloured metal.

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And at 20 I'm bid. 20 to start. 20.

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At £20.

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You all finished and done with that at £20?

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Right, we'll pass that one.

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Et another item out ladies will be taking back to Sutton.

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We're still a long way short of our £500 target.

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But, will our final lot of the day charm the bidders into opening their wallets at last?

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It's the gold bracelet that Paul valued at a sizeable £150 to £250.

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I'm starting this at... 140.

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-Here we go.

-150, 160, 170, 180.

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190, 200. And ten. 220.

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-Yes.

-230. 240.

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250. 260. 270, I'm out.

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270 on my right. 280. 290. 300.

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No. £300 on my left then.

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At £300 on my left.

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You all finished and done with that at £300?

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-£300. Are you pleased with that?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-Very.

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Excellent, isn't it?

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-That's nearly your target figure in one piece, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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Well done.

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That's great, isn't it?

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-What a charmer!

-That's good. That's good.

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An amazing result, selling for double Paul's low-end estimate,

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Iris's charm bracelet has saved the day.

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After a roller coaster sale,

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it's time for me to get my maths head on and tot up our final total.

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-A few disappointments there. A few of the modern collectibles didn't get away, did they?

-No, no.

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A bit disappointing. Never mind.

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Now you wanted £500.

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Do you think you've got anywhere near that amount?

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I haven't really been keeping tabs.

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Well, fortunately we have.

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And you've actually made £515.

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-That's good.

-Are you pleased with that?

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-Yes. That'll do quite a bit.

-So, bottoms-up now?

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-Yes.

-Very much so.

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-Mission accomplished then.

-Yes, yes.

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A couple of weeks after their £515 auction success,

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it's time for Harry's Bar to take delivery of its shiny new sign,

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and for our ladies to re-live their day in the saleroom.

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We did quite well. We bought a couple of bits back with us which was a bit sad, wasn't it?

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-The surprise the was bracelet.

-That was the surprise. And the brooch.

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-The brooch was quite good.

-That went very well.

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-But it was a good day. We had a good day.

-Yeah, it was lovely.

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Plenty of friends and relatives have come along

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to enjoy the grand opening, and it's an extra-special day for Iris and Rhonda.

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It's a bit poignant today because it would've been our mum's birthday today.

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So it's a special day as well for that.

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So, we just like getting together, and this is what Dad would've liked.

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He would've loved this. And he would've loved the bar.

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With the drinks fully stocked and the crowd ready and waiting,

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it's finally time to declare the bar open.

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I'm now going to officially open Harry's Bar.

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GUESTS CHEER

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It's a lovely tribute to Dad because if he'd have been here tonight,

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he'd have been sitting behind that bar giving everybody his orders.

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So to me, and to the rest of the family, this is like a little monument to Dad.

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He would have really been proud of us.

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So Iris and Rhonda topped up their auction total and got the beach bar paradise they were looking for.

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Now, if you want to raise some funds for a project that you have in mind,

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and you've got plenty of antiques and collectibles that you'd like to sell at auction,

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why not apply to come on Cash In The Attic?

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You can find more details on the BBC website.

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We'll see you again next time.

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Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune. Iris Timmins wants to clear her Surrey home of a lifetime of collectables and build a garden bar in memory of her late dad Harry. The team is on hand to help, and in the process unearths a very rare piece of early aviation history.