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Welcome to Cash In The Attic.

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We're on the trail of hidden treasures around your home we can sell at auction.

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Today, I'm in the county where I was born and brought up...

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Hertfordshire,

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and this is St Albans, a city with a rather unusual claim to fame.

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It's said to have more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in England.

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But, it's famous for so much more than that.

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Inhabited for over 2,000 years, it was the second-largest town

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in Roman Britain, when it was known as Verulamium.

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Its namesake, St Alban, was the first man in Britain to be martyred

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by the Roman occupiers for his Christian beliefs.

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The medieval clock tower is thought to be the only one of its kind in the UK.

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Famous past residents

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include the scientist Stephen Hawking and England footballer, Les Ferdinand.

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And one of my old heroes, the singer Donovan,

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is said to have learnt the guitar sitting on the steps of the clock tower.

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What's more, with a bit of luck, there might be a few more musical treasures where we're heading next.

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Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic, John Cameron finds something to get excited about.

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Whoa! Now, that's something I haven't seen before.

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I find something to get even more excited about.

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And emotions run high on auction day.

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Poor chap!

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Is it because it was your dad's?

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Well, yes.

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So will we all be left crying?

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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Well, I've popped down the road from St Albans now

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to the village of Redbourn, and I've come here to meet

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a couple who have called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help their son realise his musical ambitions.

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This spacious four-bed semi is home to the Agate family.

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Meet Les and Sue, and their two sons, 17-year-old Stephen and 11-year-old Jack.

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Les and Sue met at catering college when they were just 17 and both are now professionally trained bakers.

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Les's other love is music and it's a passion shared by their elder son, Stephen.

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Together, they're hoping to strike a chord with our bidders at auction.

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-Oh!

-Good morning!

-Ah, Jennie! How are you?

-You look so dapper!

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-I love it! You're absolutely gorgeous. Now, are you hungry?

-I'm famished! Why?

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Because they are both bakers.

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-Fantastic! Do you think they'll have a fresh cake in the oven for us?

-Well, I'm hoping so.

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-And there's a bit of a musical thing going on today.

-So that's why we're raising money?

-Yeah.

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Are you any good on the old Joanna?

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-You remember Les Dawson?

-Yeah.

-Bit like that.

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Oh, dear! Well, let's see if we can find some cash in here.

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Good morning! How are you?

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What's this? I noticed it when I came in.

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Oh, it's a cake I made for you.

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A Cash In The Attic cake! That's very kind of you.

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Now, what are we going to be raising the money for?

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My son is in a band.

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We have a music room that needs doing up and we'd like to get a proper floor in there.

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At the moment it's an old garage which has been partly converted, to make it into a decent room.

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-What's your son's name?

-Stephen.

-Stephen. So he's a bit of a musician, is he?

-That's right, yes.

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Forget you're his mother... are they any good?

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I think they're really good, Yes.

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How much money do you think we're going to need to convert the garage?

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-To do the floor, certainly roughly about £400.

-£400?

-Yes.

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-That's a do-able target, isn't it?

-Yes.

-OK. Show me around then, girl. Come on, shall we go this way?

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-If you like.

-All right, come on, Les. You come too.

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It's time to start the search here in leafy Redbourn,

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and with ten rooms to scavenge through

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and plenty of inherited booty hidden away, it's looking promising.

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Luckily our expert John has an eagle eye when it comes to seeking out

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valuable collectables, and he's already on the hunt downstairs.

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-Whatever are you up to?

-Ah-ha! I'm spying this little wee mouse here.

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-That is cute!

-It's lovely.

-What can you tell me about this?

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I think it came from my mum. She used to be a dressmaker.

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-But what is it?

-You put pins in it, I think, like a little pincushion.

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-How many pins would go in there?

-I know!

-It's like one of those quiz questions.

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It's typical of the many accessories that were available in the 19C, and earlier than that, for sewing.

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We can see its hallmarked silver, it's been cast in two halves and it's hallmarked for Birmingham 1910.

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Value-wise, well, I think if we put an estimate of say £80 to £120 on it,

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we should get somebody taking a little nibble at that.

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-Yes, that would be lovely.

-And that's a very good start, actually.

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£80 in the pot, actually that's a brilliant start, come to think of it, if the target's £400.

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But, more to do, yeah? Come on.

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I had an inkling it might raise some money, but I didn't realise it would be as much as that.

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Yes, that's very good, impressed with that.

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Hopefully this little fellow will have our bidders jumping out of their seats come auction day,

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but we need more than one great find if we're going to reach our target

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and get Stephen's music room finished.

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Hidden away under the stairs, Sue comes across an exceptional

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ebony dressing-table set she inherited from her grandmother,

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which, together with this colourful Japanese jewellery box

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could fetch...

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And Les hopes his find will add another coal to the fire.

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John! I think I may have found something here.

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-What you got there?

-Some pipes.

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Just the one? You've got another one there, any more?

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-I think there's something here as well.

-So, who did these belong to?

-Sue's grandfather.

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They're made of meerschaum. Have you ever heard of meerschaum?

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-It's a name that sounds familiar.

-Yeah, it's a magnesium silicate, the bowl here.

-Right.

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It's found around Turkey and it's actually fairly unusual to see them so plain.

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You will most commonly see them intricately carved with faces

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and things like that

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and those novelty pipes are quite sought after.

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It is nice that these have retained their original fitted cases,

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-and that one there has its little silver mount, which is quite nice.

-Yes.

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Value-wise, we're not talking any huge sums and I would suggest an estimate of about £20.

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-Yes.

-Do you think Sue would be happy for us to sell her grandfather's pipes?

-I'm sure she would.

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Smoking's very unpopular now, so perhaps I'm not that surprised, and as John said they were a plain pipe.

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Well, we're more than a quarter of a way there, with a potential £125 towards our target.

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But there's no time to waste if we're going to kit out our wannabe rock star

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with his very own practice room.

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Determined to do my bit, I find this old stereoscopic viewer,

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complete with picture cards, old postcards and a map of London.

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These 3D viewfinders became hugely popular in the Victorian era.

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On a roll, I leave John to the search and steal Les and Sue away for a not-so-musical interlude.

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Hello! Your husband's quite a musician, isn't he?

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Tell me, Sue, when you're cross with him or with Stephen, do you come in, in secret, and have a right old...

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-No, I don't actually.

-No?

-I should try it, shouldn't I?

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You should, I would recommend it. Well, you're really good, Les. Were you in a band?

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-Yes, a three-piece band.

-Did he serenade you? Is that what attracted you to him?

-Well, not with music, no.

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-Not at the time, no.

-How did you meet?

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We actually met at catering college, when we were younger.

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Well, you're obviously very good bakers and experienced, so who make the wedding cake?

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Jennie, me and Sue, we had a bit of a partnership there and I partly did...

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The fruit cake came from the bakery I worked from and Sue did the majority of the icing, to finish it all off.

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-Was it good?

-Yeah, it was a fabulous cake.

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-You haven't lived in this house very long, have you?

-No.

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-Just under two years.

-Two years, and this was a garage, it's now sort of half converted.

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-Half converted, yeah.

-What else is it that you want to do with it?

-We want to turn it into a proper music room.

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We want to put a floor in, that's the initial thing we want to do.

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Now, Sue, you have not said those words, I haven't heard you say "More! More!" Why is that?

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Play ourselves out.

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Oh, dear! I do hope Les and Sue have sympathetic neighbours

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and Stephen and his band, Small Town Explosion, hit all the right notes for this small town's sake.

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There's no stopping me now, I've caught the music bug,

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but downstairs it looks as if John's got tea and cake on the mind.

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He's stumbled upon this pretty floral ceramic crockery set.

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And Sue has carefully unwrapped her great-auntie's china collection, hoping she can swap crests for cash.

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Is he an air traffic controller or something?

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I don't know, he looks more like a telephone operator or something.

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They've all got place names, then?

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-Yes.

-Where are they all from?

-All over the place, all over round the UK, I think.

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Well, ladies, I can't tell you how glad I am to see this china unwrapped. So, who had to do it all?

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-Me.

-Was it all in the attic then?

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-Yes.

-All wrapped up?

-Yes, in little tiny bits, yes.

-Oh!

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These are very, very typical of collectables of the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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It's collectively known as Goss Crested China.

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W H Goss were the first factory to produce them in Stoke-on-Trent, and they were cashing in on the growth

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of the tourist industry, so people would go off for the weekend

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to seaside resorts all around the country

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and they would come back with a little memento, with a crest on of where they'd been.

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Now, they are still collectable these days but you do see a lot

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of the kind of normal items, like these little jugs and vases here with the crests on.

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So, collectors these days tend to be looking for something a little different, perhaps a rare crest

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or a rare model or a nice combination,

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and I can see several here that I think will attract people,

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not least these monuments and this little telephone operator here.

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For the lot at auction today, I see it at about £40 to £60.

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Oh, lovely! That'll be nice.

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Well, I'm getting out of here quickly, before it's time to wrap this stuff up.

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-Good idea.

-I'll leave that to you, Sue.

-Thanks(!)

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'Charming(!) What a gentleman!

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'I don't know. But on the plus side, we are progressing nicely towards our target.

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'With plenty of rooms left to search, the sky's the limit and Les thinks

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'he might have just the ticket with this nine-carat gold watch chain,

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'which John values at £70 to £90.

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'Fingers crossed it will get hands twitching come auction day.

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'Back in the kitchen, Sue has found something else to throw into the mix that she hopes will appeal to John.'

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-How about these? Do you think they'd be worth selling?

-Let's have a look.

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-Now that, I like, but we'll come back to that.

-Right.

-First, let's look at this bowl.

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It's an Edwardian bowl, with decoration typical of that period, what we call the Rococo Revival.

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It's a rose bowl or sugar bowl, and if you flip it up, on the bottom, we can see

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it is hallmarked. We've got its assay mark. There's a Chester mark there and a date letter for 1904.

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I think at auction we'd be looking at about £50 to £70, something like that.

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-That'd be lovely.

-Would you be happy to sell it?

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Yeah, for that price, that'll be fine.

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There's one lot, but this, now this looks like something that I really like. So, you don't use this?

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I haven't, personally, no.

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It's silver-plated, stainless steel on the inside. It's great.

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Take the top off there.

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Whoa! Now look at that! Now, that's something I haven't seen before. A lemon squeezer. How ingenious!

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That's quite a nice fit as well. It's a nice thing.

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How much do you think that one is worth?

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I'd say probably about £30 to £40, something like that, but what I would suggest

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is putting them together as one lot for about £80 to £120, and hopefully we'll create some competition.

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-The person that wants that will have to bid against the person that wants the bowl.

-Good.

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I think it's only right that we test this before it goes to auction,

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-because we won't get another chance. How about I mix you a nice Cosmopolitan?

-Oh, yes!

-Yeah?

-Yeah!

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-Let's see if Les wants one as well.

-OK, great.

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Uh-oh! This is no time to be hitting the bottle, we've still got a long way to go

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if we're going to reach that target of £400

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and transform the Agate's garage into a music room for Stephen.

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Sue uncovers her mother's nine-carat gold brooch

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and six decorative hatpins

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that should bring in a welcome £20 to £30 at auction.

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And it looks as if John's caught the music bug too. With a bit of luck,

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these three beauties should play right into our hands at auction.

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Ah, the guitars! Yeah, and a banjo.

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I'm hoping these aren't your son's guitars that I've raided here.

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- No. - That used to belong to my Uncle Ron

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and I learned to play guitar on that when I was very young.

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Tell me about these two pieces here. Tell me about the mandolin and the banjo.

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The mandolin, that came from my brother and he's an avid car boot sale collector.

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-And the banjo?

-It came from my granddad on my dad's side.

-The mandolin is typically Italian,

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Neapolitan school, and they do turn up a fair bit at auction. And the banjo... I just love these.

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These were very popular in America at the beginning of the 20th century.

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But this one is interesting.

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On the surface of things, yes, we can see it's quite nice quality,

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it's got rosewood sides and a two-piece rosewood back.

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There's some nice mother of pearl and ivory pieces on there, but the

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most interesting part of all is the little paper label on the inside.

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On there, we can see the maker's name. It's Louis Panormo.

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Now, he was of Italian descent but was born in Paris and came

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from a family of musical instrument makers, especially stringed instruments.

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We've got his name in there, "fecit",

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"made it", and we can see "Anno 1832".

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Well, for those two there, I suggest an estimate of about £50 to £100

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for the mandolin and the banjo, but for this, even in this condition,

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I'd be hoping to get about £250 to £350 for it, and who knows what else more.

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-That's good news.

-Does that sound good?

-Absolutely.

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It helps us along, because I can give you the grand total now. That's the end of our rummaging.

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You were looking for £400, so that you can do up at least the floor of your garage.

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The target we think that you'll get at auction now, the sum you will get, is £695.

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Oh, now that would be good!

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It was great fun being with you, and we'll pack everything up now

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-and see you at the auction.

-All right then.

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Well, we've had a rocking day here in Redbourn,

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and fingers crossed our finds will have the bidders reaching into their pockets come auction day.

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We're taking the silver cocktail shaker and Edwardian bowl with us,

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which John hopes will fetch £80 to £120.

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Also, a stereoscopic viewer,

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complete with picture cards, priced at £40 to £60.

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The novelty silver pin cushion,

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priced at £80 to £120, and the mandolin, banjo

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and old Spanish guitar which,

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together as one lot, John thinks could bring in £300 to £450.

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-80!

-Still to come on Cash In The Attic, Sue and Les are pleasantly surprised!

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-That's really good.

-I'm impressed.

-And one of our lots goes missing.

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-It's behind you!

-Will all be lost when the final hammer falls?

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Well, did we have fun with Sue and Les, and today we've brought all

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their collectables here to Blyth & Co, at Ely in Cambridgeshire.

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They want to finish the conversion of that garage to make it into a lovely music room

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and they need £400 to do it, so let's hope there are some

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big bidders here today when their items go under the hammer.

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The sun's shining here in Cambridgeshire and our bidders are out in force.

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With such a fantastic selection of items on show, let's hope they're

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eager to part with their cash.

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One man who's convinced Les and Sue's items will be a hit with the bidders today is our expert, John.

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-Good morning!

-Good morning, Jennie!

-You've got one of our star items. Do you think they will do well?

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-We've got three altogether.

-I'm excited about them. We've got makers' names on them

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and that Louis Panormo guitar

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-is quite early and I think it will generate a lot of interest.

-OK,

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-fingers crossed for that. I think the family might be over there so let's say hello.

-Come on then.

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'John's not alone in his admiration for the instruments.

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'Our auctioneer, David Parker, fancies their chances too.'

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The valuation on the various musical instruments is about right.

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They are popular at the moment and achieving good prices

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in auction generally, so I have high hopes of these.

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Keen to get started, Les and Sue are already here, making sure their

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antiques get their place in the limelight.

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-Hi, Les!

-Hello!

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-Are you saying a fond farewell?

-Yes, saying farewell to my mum's silver.

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Have you put a reserve on those because they are lovely?

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-£60 for the pair, so they're in a lot together.

-Is that the only item?

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There's one on the silver mouse and the Spanish guitar.

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OK, so how much have you put on those?

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On the Spanish guitar, we did 300, and £80 on the mouse.

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-That's fair enough.

-Yes, we're right on the bottom estimate and they should get away OK.

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They are about to begin, so let's get a good spot.

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-OK.

-OK, thank you.

-Let's hope those reserves will be met, and some.

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

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bear in mind you will have to pay commission, VAT and other charges.

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There are plenty of eager enthusiasts here, and it looks as if

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our stereoscopic viewer has caught someone's eye already.

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I do hope they decide to bid for it.

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It's time to file into place for the first lot of the day -

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the poppy print ceramic plate set.

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Will it reach John's £20 to £30 estimate?

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A ceramic plate set showing... Where is it? Have you got it?

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-It's down there!

-We've lost them. They're that way!

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-Over there!

-It's behind you! £10, straight in.

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Ten I'm bid. At ten. I'll take two now, 12, 15...

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Stick with it, madam. 18, back over this side.

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At £18, I sell with the lady on my right at 18.

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20, at 20 now, don't lose it!

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22, new bidder. At 22. 25,

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25, I sell over here, in the red, at £25...

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-Hey! £25.

-Bang in the middle of your lower and higher estimates.

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-Yeah, it's OK.

-It's a good start, and £5 over John's lower estimate.

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Les and Sue will be singing all the way to the bank if this carries on.

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Let's hope our next bid doesn't burst their bubble.

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It's Sue's mother's six hatpins

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and nine-carat gold brooch, with a joint price tag of £20 to £30.

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-At 45 down here.

-Come on!

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-Very good!

-£45, that wasn't bad!

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Sold! And for £15 over John's higher estimate.

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Next up is the nine-carat gold

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watch chain, which John valued at £70 to £90,

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and our bidders are wasting no time getting their hands on it.

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At £75, I think you mean 80!

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It'll look better than that necklace! 75, 80?

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Go to 80! At 75.

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Ah, insulting the necklace didn't work then!

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What a lovely necklace you've got, madam! This would complement it!

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I sell at 75...

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-That's OK.

-Yes, that's very good.

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Another good result and within John's £70 to £90 estimate.

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Will the silver cocktail shaker and Edwardian bowl do equally well?

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Their price tag is £80 to £120.

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50, two. At 52, 55, 58, 60.

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It goes with the lady at 60...

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The shaker and silver bowl may have come in £20 under estimate

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but £60 is still a welcome addition to the pot.

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So far we've made steady progress, but it's not over yet.

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With our total standing at just over £200, we still need to double our money

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for Sue and Les to put the finishing touches to that music room.

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So, what luck will we have with the ebony dressing table set

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and Japanese jewellery box?

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Is that it? Goes at £20.

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-Not bad, hey?

-No, at least I haven't got to pack it up again.

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Yeah, quite right!

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Well, Sue may be happy but we can't afford to make too many more losses.

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Perhaps the collection of crested china that's been wrapped

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and unwrapped numerous times of late will do the trick.

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Couple of quid I'm bid, two, three, three only, done then at £3.

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Take £4 now. Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine,

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ten, 12...?

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-Unsold.

-Oh, dear!

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-I'm shocked! Only £12, the highest bid, that's ridiculous!

-Oh, no!

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It looks as if Les and Sue will have to wrap it all up yet again.

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Let's hope there are some smoking paraphernalia enthusiasts here

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because we need these two meerschaum pipes to reach John's estimate.

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12 anywhere? At £10 only, are you all done then at £10?

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Finished at £10.

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Not sold, I'm afraid.

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-He hasn't sold them.

-He didn't sell them.

-No.

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Another disappointment as the pipes go unsold,

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and with a mere £225

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towards the music room fund and only three items left to sell,

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the heat is definitely on.

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We need our next lot to raise the roof if we're going to get anywhere near our target of £400.

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Surely the stereoscopic viewer and picture cards will find a buyer.

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-We're hoping £2 turns into £40?

-Yes, hopefully.

-OK.

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Tenner! £10, I'm bid.

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10, 12, 15, 18, 20,

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22, 25, 28, 30,

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32, 35, 38, 40.

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At £40 over here. 42.

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Wow! That's really good, wow!

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55, 60, 65.

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-80, 85, 90.

-Keep going! Keep going!

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100, 110, 120,

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-130, 140.

-Good Lord!

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-With the lady at £150.

-Wahey!

-That's a good one.

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What do you think about that? Give me your reaction.

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I think that's really good, I'm really impressed.

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That's more like it and over double John's higher estimate.

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Well, it looks as if our luck might be changing.

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Let's hope the silver mouse pin cushion

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doesn't turn out to be an unlucky rat after all.

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80. Down here at 80. Take 5 now.

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Yes! £80.

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I'll sell down here at 80.

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85...90...95...100.

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I sell down here at £120.

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Yeah! Well done!

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What a terrific result and bang on John's higher estimate.

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That's certainly turned the tables.

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Perhaps our final lot will prove to be the icing on the cake

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for Les and Sue. With a joint estimate of £300,

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will the mandolin, banjo and Spanish guitar

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have us dancing in the street, or singing the blues?

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I've seen a few people milling around this and I'm hoping

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they're still in the room, tucked away in the corner.

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Let's start at a reasonable price. Let's start at £100.

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100 I'm bid, 110,

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120, 130, 140.

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Down here at 150,

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160, 170, 180, 190.

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At 190, 200,

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210, 220, 230.

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It's against the phone, 240,

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250, 260,

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270, 280,

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290, 300.

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At 300 now, with this phone, at £300.

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310...320.

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-330, 340, 350.

-350!

-360,

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370, 380.

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-Come on, come on!

-390,

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400, 410.

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410, this side at 410.

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At 410, I sell on this phone.

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You're out on the other phone and you're out seated.

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Over here at £410.

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-Yeah!

-Whoa!

-Yes!

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Brilliant, that's really well done!

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-Well done.

-Oh, you're feeling very sad! Oh!

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Oh, I'm sorry. You poor chap.

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Is it because they were your dad's?

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-Well, yes.

-Yeah, aw!

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You did want to sell them?

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-Oh, yes. No, it's just sentimental.

-Of course.

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It's clearly a wrench for Les to part with them

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but they've made a stunning £410, so it's really a case of tears of joy.

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Well, what a day! Huh?

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-How have you enjoyed your auction?

-I think that was brilliant.

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You were looking for £400

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so that you can get on with the conversion of that garage.

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You won't be surprised to know you've made that

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because the guitars made that anyway.

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I can tell you you've actually made £905!

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-Really?

-That's really good. Thank you both.

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-We've really enjoyed it and thanks.

-That's really good.

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A couple of weeks later, the floor to the new music room is going down

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and not a minute too soon.

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The floor's going in as we speak, it's primary that the floor

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be put in because it's a practice room for the group.

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They were practicing on the garage floor, which is not too good.

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With a proper floor, it will help sort the sound out.

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The garage, once full of clutter, is unrecognisable thanks to that £905.

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With the new floor in place it's time to rock this joint,

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and Stephen and his band, Small Town Explosion,

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can't wait to start jamming.

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The band are really looking forward to going in there and practicing.

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It will make a big difference to their sound and obviously

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their performance as well because they need to move around and practice

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their stage craft as well.

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Well, they're clearly enjoying their new venue.

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It's been a long time coming and there's no stopping them now.

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The floor really looks good, doesn't it?

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I'm really pleased with the way it's gone.

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It's great that we have a new place to practice as well.

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It's enabled him to do a bit of song writing

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and more time together so they can cohese together and that, yeah, so it will be really good, I think.

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So, that's a good result for Sue and Les and an even better one for the band.

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If you'd like to raise money for something special and think you might have

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some valuables around your home, then why not apply to come on the show?

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The Agate family from Hertfordshire are bakers and music enthusiasts who want to raise funds to transform their garage into a much-needed practice room for their son's band. Luckily Jennie Bond and John Cameron are on hand to search out hidden valuables to sell at auction.