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Hello. Welcome to Cash In The Attic, the show that finds hidden treasures
in your home and then helps you sell them at auction.
Today, we are in Streatham in South London, and this is the very famous common.
It's a great place to come and have a picnic in the summer and play a bit of sport.
Did you know they first played cricket here nearly 300 years ago?
OK, playtime in the park is over.
It's time to go to our next location,
where hopefully, we'll find some interesting items
to take to auction.
Coming up on today's Cash In The Attic,
could a valuable bottle of wine prove too tempting for Paul?
If it doesn't sell, we can always open the bottle and throw away the cork.
We manage to salvage a surprising haul of silver.
If you were just about to throw those away, should we be looking in your bins?
And at the auction, do the boys need to let off a bit of steam?
Find out when the hammer falls.
I'm on my way now to meet a couple of guys
who called the Cash In The Attic team
because they really want to cook up a storm in their home.
This compact and comfortable flat
is home to Eddie Garthwaite and his partner Bob,
with their two rather playful dogs, Trixie and Arnie. Ahhh!
Now, Eddie spent much of his working life in hospitality
and currently runs a pub in South London.
As for Bob, well, he's had a rather colourful career,
including time in the Royal Air Force,
with a stint chauffeuring VIPs.
In fact, they've both rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous
in all sort of places.
There's more of that later.
-Ah, Paul, nice to see you.
I am so relaxed. I've just had a lovely walk round the park.
I've been waiting ages for you. We've got work to do here!
Yeah, sorry about that. Yes, time to focus now. I've got some good news.
They're going to have a massive clear-out,
there'll be plenty of things for you to look at, cos they're renovating.
Sounds fantastic. I've got paintbrush and ladders. Where do I start?
No, you've got to concentrate on the antiques.
-OK. Come on.
-Ah! Look at those two!
And I'm not talking about you two. I was talking about the dogs.
-Hello. You must be Ed.
-And that makes you Bob.
That's a good start. I've got the right names.
Come on, own up. Who called in the Cash In The Attic team?
I need to clear out, de-clutter.
Bob, has he got much stuff in this house? A lot of clutter?
You better believe it!
-Is he a bit of a hoarder?
-He is, indeed.
Now, I'm not pointing any fingers,
but Bob's suggesting that you collect a lot of rubbish here, Ed.
Yeah, sort of. I collect anything.
-Anything I see that attracts me.
Anything that's in a box, I'll buy.
So, it's time for a clear-out. What's it all for?
-It's to finish the kitchen off.
-Ah, so you're renovating a little bit.
-Yes, more or less, yeah.
-So how much money do we need?
-About £400, £500.
To do the whole thing? So we'd better get our hands dirty.
-Come on, then.
'Well, whilst the boys have grand plans for overhauling the kitchen,
'they'll be doing it little by little.'
They want the money they raise at auction today
to go towards a brand-new extractor hood for their cooker.
We know Eddie is a bit of a hoarder
and hope it means the flat is packed with interesting items.
There's an extensive CD collection and a wide variety of art around the walls.
I think this is quite a stylish pad.
Talking of good taste, with 20 years' experience,
it looks like our antiques expert, Paul Hayes,
is poised for another polished performance in the rummage.
-Ah, now then!
I've found quite a collection of items here, actually.
This is a little job lot. Do you know where these come from?
-A little junk shop just off one of the lanes in Brighton.
And I bought them about 15 years ago,
roughly about 15 quid with a mix of goodies.
Well, the tankard itself is actually silver-plated.
If I breathe on the surface here...
Can you see that's the nickel coming through,
that sort of yellowish tinge?
But at one stage, this has actually been used in a pub,
and it has a touch mark here.
And what would happen, in the late-19th century,
you get a visit from the Customs and Excise people,
and he would test to see whether it was a full measure,
and that's the actual customs mark there, the VR.
-That means that was tested in the reign of Queen Victoria
sometime to say that this is definitely a pint, or a quart,
and it could be legally sold under the rail, how fantastic is that?
Right, well, the tankard itself, you're looking probably 30, 40 quid.
The winner here, actually, are these spoons. These...
I'll take that off you to help you out.
Of course. People look for the hallmarks, really.
If you look very carefully, you've got the lion passant.
I can see the lion clear enough.
That tells us it's solid silver, so that comes up to standard.
But then, more importantly, what I look for here is the portrait of George III.
So that tells me that these were made sometime late-18th century.
-Fantastic, 200 years old.
-Isn't that amazing? And these were just lying around!
So how much are they worth, then, Paul?
Well, these, you're looking at least £10 or £15 a spoon - at least.
I mean, if we said around 100 for this lot, 120.
I was going to throw them away. I didn't think they were any good,
I didn't like the colour of them. I didn't think they were silver.
I thought they were cheap metal and that's why they went dark.
If you were about to throw those away, should we look in your bins?
-Too late now. The bin men have been.
-Well, what a great start!
I'm really excited now. Let's get back to work. Come on.
Well, it's good to see Paul's reputation as the font of knowledge remains untarnished,
and that collection of silver is a good start.
Whilst I have a peek under the stairs for any items,
I think Eddie might be right on the money
with this framed white £5 note.
Banknotes like these first appeared in the late-18th century
and were in circulation right up to 1957.
There are plenty of banknote collectors,
with some earlier examples fetching thousands of pounds.
This one, dated 1951, is rather less valuable,
but we're still hoping to cash in
to the tune of £40 to £60 at auction.
Now, I've found a bottle of vintage wine in your airing cupboard there.
-This is quite posh, isn't it?
-Is this your secret stash?
Now, you pronounce it, cos I can't.
Chateau Villemaurine. There we are. St Emilion Grand Cru Classe.
There we go, 1981. Does that celebrate a particular year, then?
Er, no, not particularly.
It was given to us as a present, and...
it's just been there and we never got round to opening it!
Well, St Emilion - it's named after St Emilius, and he was a monk.
-But the Grand Cru Classe, do you know what that stands for?
It means "great growth class".
It's the best grape.
That only gets awarded to a certain number of chateaux in the Bordeaux region. Isn't that fantastic?
-Would it still be drinkable?
-I think so, yeah. I think it's definitely saleable, which is more important.
-That's what we'rem looking for.
-What would it go for?
You could be looking around the £100 mark,
sort of 80 to 100, something like that. How does that sound?
Wow! I would never have believed £100 for a bottle of wine.
Maybe a case, but for a bottle?
Well, let's hope so. If it doesn't sell, we can always open the bottle and throw away the cork.
-That sounds like a good idea.
-That sound all right to you?
-I will go with that.
-Great. Let's put it somewhere safe.
-Yes, we will do, indeed.
Now, steady on, boys. Let's hope we'll be raising a glass with impressive bidding on auction day.
Wine can be a canny investment,
with some bottles fetching many thousands of pounds.
Our bottle of 1981 Bordeaux isn't massively valuable,
but it'll be interesting to see how it does on the day.
Now back to the rummage, and Eddie's been busy with some pretty porcelain.
Staying on the drinking theme, meanwhile,
Paul spies these handmade miniature character jugs
by the American company Franklin Mint.
Now, Eddie collected these in the mid-1980s, paying £500 for the lot.
Sadly, since then, they've depreciated in value,
but Paul still reckons we should get £40 to £50.
Well, we're having a well-earned rest here
and a cup of coffee, leaving poor old Paul to do all the hard work.
Tell me, guys, how did you two meet?
In a pub in Central London, 25 years on the 8th of August.
So, come on, let's be honest.
How does the relationship work?
We're quite good together, because we're quite compatible.
He has a different taste in music, and I have a different taste.
He's the loud person, I'm the quieter person, but I'm a ruder person.
-A ruder person?
-Yes. I'm straightforward.
-You're a little bit more gentle, are you, Bob?
Take me, then, back to the RAF.
16 glorious years.
I met an awful lot of nice people,
not just in the forces, but people I used to drive.
Now, a little bird tells me you met some very famous people. How famous?
Two of the most notable, I suppose, on the minister side,
was the Prime Minister when she came down to meet
Sir John Nott in Cornwall.
-And the Prime Minister was...?
And then before that, the Labour government, Mr Healey.
-Oh, he is a bit of a name-dropper, isn't he, Ed?
-Name some of the showbiz people you drove.
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton.
I'd forgotten about that. That was in Hong Kong, and I was out there on detachment from Brize Norton.
And I went to this Chinese millionaire's house,
and all of a sudden, this star came down the stairs,
and I spent the whole day with her.
And at the end of it, she gave me four free tickets
to go and see her one-lady show at one of the big hotels on the island.
-What were you doing in the meantime?
-Well, when he was in the forces, I was at school, still!
Ouch. 15-love, as they say, Bob.
And then what did you do?
I moved down South and I opened a shop in Wallington,
let that go for a few years,
and then I changed from that and I got a job in the West End.
I worked for a shop in Regent Street called Bianco's,
and we used to serve all the Page Three girls, and also Joan Collins,
and Cilla Black was one of my regular customers.
So as far as famous people are concerned, you either looked after them or you drove them.
So what are you up to now?
I'm actually running a pub in Streatham.
And is that a big change for you?
Because it's still looking after people, socialising.
More or less, it's still on the retail side of things. I'm still selling.
Well, talking of looking after people, should we go back to Paul?
Because he's been on his own.
But make sure you drop a name or two. Come on.
Well, there are no chauffeurs for our Paul,
although he's not averse to a bit of glamour.
I wonder if this figurine of a ballerina
will bring some star quality to the saleroom.
It's a special edition by the Spanish porcelain makers Lladro.
Although a modern piece,
we're hoping for between £40 and £50 at auction.
There could be a theme emerging here,
because it's not long before I unearth another elegant ballet-related item.
I think I feel a pas de deux coming on...
-Come and have a look at this.
Mr Hoarder there, I've just found this in the bottom of the cupboard.
What's this? Hello, doggie!
Come and have a look as well.
Look at that. That's quite nice, isn't it? 1989.
D Thompson. Do you know who that is?
She's had a couple of exhibitions.
One in....I think it was the Royal Festival Hall, and she had one in Croydon, the Fairfield Halls.
She used to do posters for Benetton.
-Ah! Now she's getting more interesting, actually.
The more prominence you can find with an artist, the more things that they've done - exhibitions,
if they've worked for any financial companies or advertising companies -
it makes a massive difference to the value, really.
-Talking of value, is it practically impossible to put a value on it?
-Pretty much so, yes.
But it's nicely framed. Have you got just the one, or is there a couple of them, or...?
We've got two. We've got that one and one of a nude.
-Right. OK. Well...
-In black and white.
If we said sort of, erm,
£50 the pair, how does that sound, just as a speculative bid?
-Are you disappointed with that?
No, not at all.
-I'd be quite happy if it doesn't get sold.
-Well, that's fine, then.
That's one that you would always say, "We'll take and see."
We'll put a reserve on it!
You have watched this programme before!
-Come on, let's get back to work.
Come on, dog.
'Well, time is moving on, and there's still plenty to do
'if we're to reach our £400 target.'
Paul's lifting the lid, we hope, on some more quality collectables.
And Bob's still busy, as he spies this collection of prints
showing various country pursuits.
Eddie bought these in the late-1970s at the famous London store Liberty.
Prints are always popular at auction,
so Paul's valued them at a pleasing £60 to £80.
Whilst our expert makes a new friend,
it looks like Eddie's building up a head of steam with his rummage.
-Ah, Paul, what about these?
-Ah, let's have a look. Oh!
Look at those Pullman badges! So, these came off the railways?
Yes. I went one day on the Flying Scotsman.
-Yes! Me and Bob, and worked as a chief steward.
-How did you manage that?
-I've a friend who was chief steward,
and he asked if I'd be interested to help them out, and I said yes.
So me and Bob worked for the day.
There is something fantastic about the golden age of steam, isn't there?
It's just a totally different time.
It was a real ceremony to travel on these wonderful trains, wasn't it?
But the Flying Scotsman, in particular, has two world records.
-It was the first steam engine to go over 100 miles an hour...
..and they all thought they'd pass out after 30. Do you remember all that?
And it's also the first one to do London to Edinburgh nonstop.
Well, I think these are great items.
Do you know who Pullman was?
-No, I don't, no.
-He was the coach designer.
He used to actually expand the coaches, make them into sleepers,
put corridors in them and make them more luxurious.
That's why his name's associated with the great train era.
Are they a souvenir from a great day, really?
Not really. They're just chucked in the drawer, so...
Right. I think you've got two people who would buy these.
You've got anybody that's interested in enamel badges,
so things like Masonic, militaria, Butlins, travel, anything like that,
and, of course, anybody interested in trains. It's great.
So, if I said 20, 30 each, if we said 40 to 60 quid?
That'd be fine with me, yes, yes.
-Is it full steam ahead?
-Full steam ahead!
See if you can break some records. All right, what's over here?
'I should have known Paul couldn't resist getting a pun in there.
'If only we had a pound for every one.
'Now, I've located another piece of modern porcelain, this time bought by Bob as a gift for Eddie.
'It's Nejo, a brand of Lladro which uses the same process but isn't quite as intricate.
'However, like Lladro, they are very collectable.
'Paul estimates this young lady at an elegant £40 to £50.'
Now, this is what I like to see, the full family photo here.
Now, come on, tell me, Ed, about your hoarding instincts, because
Paul has been fascinated, because there's just so much there of different types of stuff.
I know, I'm terrible. I like anything that's old-fashioned. That's why I've got him.
Yeah, I was just about to say, does that drive you mad, Bob?
The problem is, I can't sell him.
-Oh, no, not that!
-They don't buy rejects.
The fact that there is so much stuff in here, Bob.
He used to take the mickey out of me because I love my aeroplanes,
and if I don't see an aeroplane, within 15 minutes,
he'll take the mickey and say, "Oh, you haven't seen an aeroplane!
"We'll have to go to an airport!"
If he doesn't buy
within half an hour, he goes into...
You know? He's a spendaholic.
I'm glad you mentioned the planes. Looking around your place here, lots of photographs of being abroad.
You love to travel, by the looks of it.
At the moment, my favourite place, where I want to go to, is Petra in Jordan.
What about you, Bob? Where would you like to go?
Japan has always fascinated me.
I don't know why. But I lived in the Far East for...
four, five years and did quite a lot of travelling there,
but there's lots of nice places. I'd like to go to Russia, as well.
So you obviously have plans to travel, but back to rather more mundane things - renovation.
Not so romantic, but essential stuff to do, Ed?
Yes. It's to actually finish off the kitchen.
I've got a new range cooker in there, so I just need to finish the touches.
Everywhere else has been done.
It's just the kitchen to finish off, and I'll be happy with that.
Well, I do like the idea of a bit of break after some hard work, but your hard work isn't done just yet.
There's more rummaging to be done.
And the dogs, go and sniff out some prizes. Come on.
Well, it sounds like Eddie and Bob have certainly led busy and eventful lives.
We'll be doing all we can to raise some money for their renovations when we get to the auction.
But we'll need to get busy.
Bob soon uncovers yet more collectables in the shape of this Edwardian Chinese blue jug,
sandblasted to give it an opaque look.
It belonged to Eddie's grandmother
and was one of the few things that survived
when their house was destroyed by a bomb
during the London Blitz of the 1940s.
At some point in the last 60 years,
it has been restored, but Paul still values it at £30 to £50.
And Bob is really on a roll,
because he unearths yet another possible item for our auction.
Paul, what do you think to this?
Let's have a look. Ah, it's a nice watch. Is this one of yours?
No, no, no, no, no.
No, it's Eddie's. It was a gift.
-I think at the time, he had about 130, or something like that.
From all over. And a friend of ours said, "I've got one sitting indoors, you can have it, if you want it."
This is a Burberry watch.
Now, they're more famous for their clothing range.
Thomas Burberry was the son of a tailor, and he developed what we now know as the trench coat.
And the idea was, he was quite a sporting gentleman and the coats at the time were very thick and
very heavy, and he came up with a lightweight but waterproof version. So that became the trench coat.
And it got its name from people in the First World War using them in the trenches.
So he was famous for inventing that.
So it's not going to be keenly collected for a watch collector, really, because
it's not a Rolex or a Longines or Omega, these very expensive makers. It's like a fashion brand.
-Has Eddie ever worn it recently?
-Not as far as I'm aware.
-I don't think so.
Because it was Burberry, I think it was a case of, "We'll put this one with the collection in the drawer."
Names come in and out of fashion, don't they?
-I think regardless of whether it's fashionable, it's quite a stylish watch, isn't it?
But this is quite nice. I do like the symbol,
like a knight in shining armour, and that's very representative.
The armour goes back to the waterproof clothing, the chivalry
associated with the knights, that's their business ethic.
And the fact that the knight is charging, going forward,
that's the forward-thinking, always coming up with new inventions.
So if I said 50 to 100, how does that sound?
-Oh, I think he'd be jumping for joy.
-Let's get that to the auction and see if there's anything else.
Well, time is running out for us,
and with the afternoon nearly over, it's all systems go.
A rummage through the drawers unearths some old sheet music.
Could we be ending on a song?
-Ah, now then, Bob, what have you found here?
Wow! Now then, remind me - who was Alice Faye?
Married to the bandleader Phil Harris.
-..Baloo, the bear from The Jungle Book...
-..Thomas O'Malley from The Aristocats...
-Aristocats, that's right.
Fantastic, eh? So, how did you get hold of these?
I know the guy who runs the Alice Faye Appreciation Society in England.
-And I've actually met Alice.
-We both have, actually.
-She's taken us to afternoon tea in the Savoy.
And she made movies like Hello Frisco, Hello,
That Night In Havana, with Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.
-This really is the golden age of cinema, isn't it?
Autographs are getting really collectable, especially this period,
the silver screen, if you like.
And, of course, you've got to have them authentic, as well.
You've got, "To Eddie and Bob" here,
so we know that you met the person,
so this is a real signature, it's not a copy in any way.
And so, how do you feel about selling these?
-Are they sentimental at all to you?
-No, not really, no.
Well, what I suggest we do is we contact the collectors' club and as many fans of Alice as we can find,
and when it goes under the hammer at the auction, that gives it its best chance.
Somebody would love to have these.
Right, well, if I said £50 to £80, how does that sound?
-Sound all right to you?
Yeah, that's wonderful. Yeah.
I heard "pounds", but I didn't hear how much.
-Yeah! She looks so glamorous, doesn't she?
-What did you say it was?
-Another 50 quid.
Well, I've got to say, I've had so much fun - I know you have - with Captain Hoarder here...
and super clearer-upper.
We've had a great time. But that's it.
That's all the rummaging.
-Now, you wanted to raise £400 to £500, didn't you, for this new kitchen?
-It would be good.
We reckon, conservatively, with all the stuff that we've found,
at auction, we reckon we can make £620.
-Thank you very much!
I think we've had a great day, actually.
-I've enjoyed it myself, as well.
-But it's off to the auction rooms and fingers crossed.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-Well done, Paul.
-And nice to meet you, Chris.
-And you, yeah.
Well, that little piece of Hollywood history brings our day here to a close.
And what a day it's been, with a real variety of items.
At £100 to £120, we're hoping for a sterling performance from that
silver Victorian tankard and Georgian spoons.
I wonder whether we'll be toasting the bidders
when that vintage wine goes under the hammer at £80 to 100.
And at a modest £40 to £60, we hope those Flying Scotsman Pullman badges
won't hit the buffers on the day.
Still to come on Cash in the Attic, an unpredictable auction produces a few bombshells.
-We're in shock over here, aren't we?
-I am! Really quite surprised at that.
And Bob looks for a bit of divine intervention.
Your prayers have been answered, I think.
Be there when the hammer falls.
It's been a couple of weeks since we had a good old-fashioned rummage around Eddie and Bob's house.
You know who I mean - those name-droppers.
We found some great stuff, real collectables and antiques,
and the odd surprise. We've brought them to Chiswick Auctions.
If you remember, they were giving their house a real bit of a facelift, and they've only got
the kitchen to complete now, so they're hoping to raise £500 today.
So keep your fingers crossed, as those items go under the hammer.
There seem to be a fair number of bidders here today hoping, I'm sure, to get their hands on a bargain.
Our Paul, meanwhile, has his hands on those Georgian and Victorian silver items.
I wonder if they'll shine in the saleroom.
-Ah! Good morning.
-You're not playing those spoons, are you?
I'm not playing the spoons, no. It's amazing what you find lying around, isn't it?
Bob and Eddie fancied this tankard, but the value is in these spoons.
-They were going to throw them away, weren't they?
But they could have given them a bit of a polish before they came.
-I know, they're a bit dirty.
-But people love that.
-It's an unfound treasure. Undiscovered.
-Do you know what my favourite was, the real treasure?
The wine. I do love a drop of wine. I think that'll go today!
Yes! Those are kept for special occasions.
It's a presentation piece. It's the best of that vintage, 1981.
It's a good year, as well. But there's a lot of wine
here today. But, hopefully, it could do all right.
So we need a connoisseur or two,
-otherwise, we might be drowning our sorrows.
-I do the jokes!
I know. Let's go and see if we can find them.
Well, fingers crossed we'll be celebrating with Eddie and Bob and not commiserating.
With such a variety of items, we'll need a real mix of bidders in the room.
Meanwhile, the boys are having a last look at the Pullman badges.
Hello, gang. Nice to see you. You're all looking fit and well.
-Good to see you.
-Now, tell me, first question - have you brought the dogs?
-We've left them at home.
We thought it would be too much for them and there's not enough room, looking round.
-No offence, they were the stars of the show!
Is it going to be difficult for both of you to let things go today?
-No, not really.
-No? You're ready?
-That is good news, isn't it, Paul?
Fantastic news. You have some unusual items - the sketch of the ballerina.
I know you were very attached to that.
As long as it goes to a good home, I'll be happy.
-And a bottle of wine. You've got something for everybody.
-I think so.
-And the other thing are the autographs.
We had a real collection there.
-Yes, Bette Davis has finally arrived, I believe.
So where was she hiding all this time?
Actually, underneath the stairs in the cupboard.
-There you go.
-So she's now in with Alice Faye and that's all now one lot.
-Are you worried about anything?
-You keep your eye on him, because he's got his eye on a few things in here.
We've got one of those today, Paul, one of those that wants to buy and not sell.
Keep your hands in your pockets.
-I'll try my best.
-And let's get in position. Come on.
'Well, we'll do our best to keep Eddie focused on selling rather than buying, but it might not be easy.
'Now, if you're interested in going to an auction, do remember that there will be charges such as tax
'and commission, so always check with the saleroom first.
'As the auction begins, the first items under the hammer
'are a real piece of British railway history.'
I really like these, actually.
Only people who got chance to work on the Pullman coaches
had a chance to buy items like this.
I think there's quite a uniqueness there with them.
I have overheard a conversation, there was a lady looking at them and she seemed quite interested.
So, £40, let's see how they get on.
All right? We're on the right track.
From the Flying Scotsman train, what's it worth? Start me £20 for the lot?
£20, £10 for the lot. Nobody want it for £10?
10, I'm bid there. 12, 14...
16, 18... 20, 22...
22 here, at £22. Anybody else?
£22, they're not very much money.
They're going to go for 22, then.
It was the lady that bought them.
I think she's got a bargain there, £22.
They're not antique items, are they?
There is a bit of a bargain there, I think.
'Well, Eddie and Bob are being philosophical,
'but it seems the right bidder just wasn't in the room.
'However, there are plenty of good items yet to come.'
It's the Chinese porcelain jug now,
-with the crane flying through the flowers.
The crane is a symbol of the soul of...
almost of the afterlife, you life forever.
-I didn't know that.
-There we go. We're looking for £30 for this one.
We'll see how we go.
£20 for it, surely. £10 for it, for the ewer, anybody want the lot for £10? Nobody want it for £10?
I'll pass the lot for £10. No bids, I'm afraid.
-I don't mind.
Do you know, he's actually done you a favour there because rather than get £10 for it, he's withdrawn it.
No, I don't mind. It was my nanna's, so I don't mind.
'It's good to see Eddie's feeling positive,
'but this really is a slow start.
'I wonder if this next item, that modern Burberry fashion watch,
'will also wind up going home with the boys!'
It is time for it to go?
-It could be.
-What are we expecting, mate?
We're looking for about £50, but this is a fashion watch,
it's not like having a beautiful Swiss watch made in Switzerland, or a Rolex.
£50, we're looking for, and here it goes now.
-Chris...I do the jokes!
I've got a little bit of interest in this. I'm starting at £40.
With me at 40. 45, 50... 55, 60...
Still with me at £60.
At £60, 65 I'll take from somebody else. At £60, on a left bid at £60.
-At £60, it goes, then. £60...
That's great, isn't it?
I don't mind admitting it now, but I didn't think that was going to go at all.
-Neither did I.
-That surprised you?
'Well, there's no predicting how the bidders will behave on the day,
'but £10 over Paul's estimate is still good news for us.
'I get the impression Paul's rather keen on this next lot.'
They're beautifully presented,
hunting scenes, sporting scenes. They're very nice, actually.
-Let's see how we get on.
And I've got interest in this lot as well.
I'm bid straight off £40 for these.
-Five, I'll take.
At £40 with me, at £40 anybody else?
50, 55, 60, 65, 70,
75, 80, 85, 90,
95, 100, 110 in the room against commissions, at £110.
In the room at 110, anybody else?
-110 is the bid. I'm selling them then for 110.
-You're the man.
-That was a good buy, wasn't it?
-What did you estimate?
-£40, really, so that's tripled the estimate.
-I've got goosebumps, I enjoyed that one.
'That's more like it -
'£110 is way over Paul's original estimate,
'and a great amount for the kitty.
'The boys might get their new kitchen yet.
'Up next is one of those contemporary porcelain figurines
'in the shape of a ballet dancer,
'by the Spanish maker Lladro.'
You can enjoy Lladro for a long period of time and then sell it,
and sometimes make a bit of money.
Depends on how rare they are. This is a great subject, a ballet dancer.
-I've put this in at £40 to £60. Sounds great.
Again, I've got interest in this lot. Straight off, I'm bid £35.
Still with me at £55.
For the Lladro, £55. Anybody else?
£55 then, it's going for 55...
You said ballet dancers were popular.
Funnily enough, I didn't think it was going to go...
Did you say you didn't think, or you didn't WANT it to go?
I wanted it to go!
'Well, Bob's got HIS wish.
'That pretty ballet dancer pirouettes her way
'out of the saleroom with a new owner,
'but not before leaving us with a respectable £55.
'We're nearly at the halfway point, but I'm hoping we can
'sprinkle a little bit of stardust on the saleroom now
'with that Alice Faye memorabilia.
'There's also now a piece of sheet music
'signed by another Hollywood legend, Bette Davis.'
-Did you actually meet Bette Davis?
-I've met Bette Davis, yes.
-How fantastic is that?
-It was fabulous.
A lovely lady. Very small.
-Not many people can say that.
-And did she have those eyes?
-Yes, she did.
-Enough of the name-dropping. What do you reckon, Paul?
What's it worth? Start me £30 for the lot. Surely for 30.
20, I'm bid. 22, 24...
£24 is all I'm bid for this lot.
26, I need.
At £24. Not quite enough. £24 it is, then. 24...
I think because Bette arrived late, it didn't have the coverage that we wanted.
-So he's withdrawn it.
-I don't mind.
-That hasn't gone.
'Mmm... A disappointing result for our movie star memorabilia.
'There are still some good items to come, though.
'I just hope Eddie and Bob aren't feeling too downbeat.'
This has been a topsy-turvy sort of thing, how do you feel?
Yeah? Not too emotional about it all?
Not really. I think some have been a bit of a letdown,
but it's gone pretty well so far.
OK. Well, you want to raise about £400 to £500.
I think we're doing all right, because we've raised £247!
-That's all right.
That's better than expected.
-With a couple of disappointments, that's really good.
And we've got some items to come. We've got the wine, which I know you're looking forward to,
and the surprise find of the whole programme, the spoons!
-All still to come, so I think we're in pretty good shape.
But this bit, I'm a little bit worried about, because we've got a bit of a break now. No buying...
-I'll try not to.
-..until we see you again.
-And Paul's got something interesting.
-You would not believe this...
'Well, it's certainly been a varied first half, but I think we've made a respectable amount.
'Let's hope the bidding really hots up later on though.
'So whilst Eddie and Bob take a well-earned break, and try to avoid spending today's proceeds,
'Paul leads me to some more fruity booty.'
Hello, Paul. I wish I'd brought a glass now.
Or several glasses, I think.
-This could last us a long time.
I brought you up here really to show you...
Bob and Eddie have put that bottle of wine in.
It's a very good vintage, 1981.
You can buy any amount of wine here today, there's a whole collection.
Prices vary from about £50 a bottle up to £300 or £400 a case.
So I think we might struggle here today with our bottle.
But I think a lot of these bottles tend to be kept in cellars -
like an antique collection - and they pass down.
But what a great investment, it can only get better.
It just seems a crime not to drink it.
Yeah, but look at them as antiques and collectibles.
They're not wine, they're ornaments.
That's how our minds are different. I think drink, you think antiques.
-I wonder how Bob and Eddie are going to get on.
-Let's find out!
'That case of wine didn't actually sell today.
'Let's hope there's a better outcome for our vintage bottle
'when it goes under the hammer.
'Luckily, Eddie and Bob still have some decent items left,
'and as the second half gets under way,
'we're hoping that white £5 note dated 1951
'will pay off with the bidders.'
There we go. There's always collectors for these.
Surely for £20?
£20 for the lot, for the framed fiver...?
Surely it's got to be worth £20.
Nobody want it? Can't really sell it for less than 20, I'm afraid.
I'll have to pass it, if nobody wants it. Nobody want it for £20?
We can't even sell money here today, Chris.
-We're in shock over here.
-I am. I'm really quite surprised at that.
-I am, too.
-I don't mind. It can go back to the coin collection.
'Oh, dear. That white fiver didn't appeal to anyone in the saleroom.
'The way things are going today, every penny will really count.
'But there's still the wine and the silverware,
'so we're keeping our fingers very tightly crossed for those.
'Next up are those miniature character jugs.
'Eddie got rather carried away collecting these back in the 1980s,
'paying around £500 for the lot.
'Paul's valued them at a more modest £40 to £50.'
-What was it about toby jugs that you liked?
-I just liked the faces.
I used to collect one each month from Franklin Mint.
They're real characters, and people love that sort of thing.
Whether you like them or not, they're interesting.
I'll put these in at £40. That's just over two quid each.
Let's see how we get on.
Start me £20 for the lot, surely?
£20 for it. £10 for the lot?
Nobody want the lot for £10?
-I can't believe that.
-10, I'm bid. 12, there.
No? 14, there.
Not quite enough at £18...
£18, then. Nobody want them? 18.
-He might let them go for 20.
-I'm going to sell them for £20, then.
At £20, then. Nobody else? £20...
Some things just go out of fashion, don't they?
-Are you upset about that?
-Not really. They were only collecting dust.
-Make way for more clutter.
'Well, it's great to see Eddie being so positive -
'and it's a good job, too,
'because today's bidders aren't playing ball.
'Let's hope they don't lead us a merry dance with this next item.'
I'm holding him back here. There's tears here.
Please give us some good news. What are you expecting?
I think these are actually very nice.
The ballet dancing sketch is very, very good indeed,
and an artist like Diana Thompson,
we're looking £50 to £100 for this pair of sketches.
Let's see how we get on.
I'll hold him up, and see how we get on.
Good subject, there we go. Start me £30 for the lot.
£20 for the lot, surely? For 20.
I need a bit more than this.
At £20, surely? Nobody want it for £20? No bids? £20.
I'm going to have to pass it for 20.
Nobody want it for 20? Sorry.
-Oh, he's happy.
-Your prayers have been answered, I think!
It's good news and bad news, isn't it?
The bad news is - no cash. The good news is - the smile's back.
If only we could auction off one of Bob's smiles.
Sadly, it's another no-sale for those elegant sketches.
Will this figurine of the girl do any better?
It's a modern piece made by Nejo, a brand owned by
the Spanish Lladro company.
A Lladro ballet figurine sold earlier for £55,
so will this one appeal to the bidders, too?
What's it worth? Start me £30 for the lot.
£20 for the lot, surely? £20 for this lot. Anybody?
Nobody want it for £20? No?
I'm going to have to pass the lot for 20.
No bids, I'm afraid.
Oh, no! Another disappointing result. This run of no sales
isn't helping our chances of reaching that £500 target.
So far, we've made just £267,
so our final two lots need to make £233 between them.
Will that vintage bottle of wine have us toasting the bidders?
The full description, Chateau Villemaurine,
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe, there you go.
Didn't know he could speak French, did you?
After you drank that bottle, you probably couldn't even pronounce that.
But hopefully, we're looking £80 to £120. Let's hope it's a good year.
Keep our fingers crossed.
Start me £50 for the lot.
Not a wine expert. 50, I'm bid. 55.
£55 for the bottle of wine, at £55.
It's a good bottle of wine.
55 not quite enough, there.
£55. £60, I need.
For £55, nobody want it? £55, then.
With me at 55.
No bids, sorry.
I'd hang on to that for a bit longer.
The longer you hang on to it, the better it's going to get.
And then you can use it for another auction at some other point. I'd agree.
It's a strange thing, auctions.
Well worth double that, wasn't it? Oh, dear.
Well, it might not have sold today,
but I think Paul is right about hanging on to that vintage wine.
And we're not going to bottle it yet either,
because I have high hopes for our final lot.
Up next, we've got the tankard
and something I think the programme is all about.
Something that you were going to throw away.
And something that is worth value.
The spoons. If they could tell a story...
Who's had them all this time? It's wonderful, isn't it?
I'm glad you didn't throw them away. You could have polished them!
What's the lot worth? Start me. £60, surely? 50, then, to go.
50, I'm bid, thank you. 55. 60. 5.
70. Not quite enough, then, at 70. Need one more. £70. At £70.
Anybody else? £70, I'm bid, then.
-No, not quite, I'm afraid.
-I'm a bit confused, there.
£70. Did we sell them or not?
No, what's happened there, he's used his discretion.
Because we had 100 to 120, it didn't quite reach...
What the auctioneer has done is withdrawn them, but on this occasion, would you be happy with the 70 quid?
-I was going to bin them anyway.
Right, what the auctioneer will do, they'll make a note of who bid that and we'll agree it afterwards.
-You're going to pass on the information?
-Yes, I think that's fair enough.
-If you'd polished them, we'd have been all right!
-Probably would have gone for 120.
Well, thankfully, we were able to agree that sale,
so we can include £70 for the silver tankard and spoons
in our final total.
And at least we can end the auction on a positive note.
-How do you feel?
-It's all right. I enjoyed it.
It was good. An experience.
I couldn't go through this every day of the week!
-We were doing all right at the halfway stage,
because you wanted to raise around £400. I think we were 247.
The grand total is £337.
Nearly made 400, so it's not bad.
Your face sums it up.
Well, we've had a great time.
I've had a wonderful time. You two are a couple of characters.
And send our love to your little dogs.
-We will, indeed.
-Give them a little pat on the head.
Well, a few weeks after that rather tricky auction,
work began on the kitchen.
Eddie headed down to his local showroom
to pick out some shiny new appliances.
The sort of thing I'm looking for is an extractor hood for the cooker.
It's got to be something special, something quite modern to go with the cooker and
I've just seen one now and it's the one I'm going to go for.
And go for it, he did. Just look at it now.
Transformation complete, the boys can finally get down to some serious cooking in style.
Good luck and I'll see you next time on Cash In The Attic.
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Eddie Garthwaite and his partner Bob want to raise 400 pounds to help pay for a dream kitchen in their south London home. Chris Hollins and the Cash team try to unearth some quality collectibles to take to auction.