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Antiques series. Marion Hankey enlists the help of Gloria Hunniford and Jonty Hearnden to declutter and raise money to pay for a new kitchen when she moves.


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Welcome to the programme that enjoys rummaging around people's homes to find interesting items,

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then we take those items to auction and raise lots of money, so that they can do something exciting.

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Today, we've been called in by an avid furniture collector.

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Will we find fascinating items? What will they be worth? Let's find out in Cash In The Attic.

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'On today's Cash In The Attic, we discover some local Dorset treasures.'

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A-ha! We have some pottery that hasn't travelled very far.

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'And working on this programme has certainly taught me a thing or two.'

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-It's rosewood, isn't it?

-It is. Well done. I'm teaching you well.

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You're teaching me very well. I love it.

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'On auction day, no reaction is a good reaction.'

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You're speechless.

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'Find out what happens when the hammer falls.'

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Today, I'm in Poole in Dorset to meet Marion

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who has a penchant for collecting large furniture items.

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However, she has to downsize, so some things will just have to go.

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'Marion Hankey is a retired divorcee who likes nothing better than a round of golf,

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'followed by a visit to an antique fair.

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'She has one daughter Lisa and two gorgeous granddaughters.

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'She's moving into the house next door to them. Marion's mother May will be moving as well.

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'To help us identify which of her collections might be worth selling is our expert Jonty Hearnden.

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'To help Marion with her rummage is her good friend Rosemary.'

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-Hey, what a natter going on here in the kitchen!

-Oh, hi.

-Which one of you is Marion?

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-I am.

-Very nice to meet you. This is your friend...?

-Rosemary.

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I love this!

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-You're going to help out and try and raise all this money.

-I am indeed.

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-How much money are we looking for?

-About £1,000.

-A little bit of work ahead of us! How will you spend it?

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My daughter's bought a house next door to where she is.

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I'll be moving into the house they're buying.

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We're downsizing, so I've got to get rid of a lot of furniture.

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I'll ask you girls to put your coffee cups down. You've had enough of a break.

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-I think we'd better start work, don't you?

-Yes.

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-Your house is gorgeous. Shall we have a wander?

-Yes, certainly.

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'We did say that Marion had visited a few antique shops and auctions over the years.

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'The evidence is everywhere in her five-bedroom, detached Victorian house.'

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Marion, meet the famous Jonty down on his knees for you already.

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I've been admiring this amazingly large hall table,

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and it fits so perfectly in your hallway. It's extraordinary.

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It is very grand. Do you remember where you got it?

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I bought it in a garage sale.

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-Did you?

-Yeah.

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Jonty, what kind of wood is it?

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It's an unspecified tropical hardwood.

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I think this wood has probably been stained because this is not a European piece of furniture.

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-This is from the Far East.

-It's very ornate.

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It's incredibly ornate. Look at the top of this mirror here!

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It looks weighed down, almost, by these grapes

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and all these carved scrolls,

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but it's all inspired by European designs.

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In fact, a table and mirror like this is called a pier table and it's quite French.

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I believe this piece of furniture to be made no less than 20, 30 years ago.

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-So, Jonty, is it bad news?

-Well, it is, really.

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At auction, the estimate should read in the catalogue

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between £100 and £150.

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-It's a bit of a shock, really.

-You're in shock, I can see.

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'I think Marion was hoping for more, but it's onwards and upwards.

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'Rosemary has already made headway in the dining room.

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'She's found these three silver-topped claret jugs

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'Two are Italian, one was made in England

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'and all are collectable.

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'Jonty gives them a healthy £40 to £60 estimate.

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'Also winging their way to auction

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'are two dishes and vases by the well-known manufacturer Coalport.

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'Jonty values them at a modest £20 to £30.

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'I know that Jonty and Rosemary are busy searching,

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'but I find Marion taking a break to work on a project that's very dear to her heart.'

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What are you working on?

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I'm trying to do my life story, actually.

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-Really?

-Yes.

-The whole family history?

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-Yes, it goes back to 1609 so far.

-Gosh!

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And my grandparents... My grandmother, anyway,

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-was one of 17 children.

-To the same mother?

-Yes.

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Amazing, isn't it?

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-Are you surprised that you've unearthed so much information?

-Yes.

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A lot of the people that have been in touch with me are all related

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to the siblings of my grandmother.

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And they've come in all over the world

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with grandchildren like myself.

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Though we've never met, we're all in touch with emails.

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I know you've got this beautiful daughter and gorgeous grandchildren.

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Then you have your lovely mum living with you. How old is she?

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-My mum's nearly 94. She's great.

-94?

-Yes.

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-She'll be with you next door to your daughter?

-Oh, yes. I wouldn't leave her behind!

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-If we're going to get the £1,000...

-We'd better keep going.

-We do.

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Let's get back to work.

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'Our Jonty has not been slacking in the spare bedroom.

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'He's noticed a very large chest of drawers. It's from the late 19th century.

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'He thinks it could quite easily pull in £40 to £60,

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'but at the auction, how close is Jonty's estimate?'

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90. 95. 100...

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'You just have to stay to find out. All that drama is still to come, but as our rummage continues,

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'Rosemary has found something that Marion has been collecting for years.

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'It's an assortment of Toby and character jugs - 12 large and 17 miniatures.

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'and Jonty prices the whole lot at £100 to £150.

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'But Rosemary doesn't stop there.'

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-What a collection!

-Yeah. And if you look here...

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-Oh, there's more!

-Yeah.

-What an amazing set!

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-What have we got?

-12 of everything.

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-So where did this set come from?

-I think Marion got it about 1974.

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She was doing a small catering course.

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She felt she ought to have a dinner party and this is when she got all these.

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As for value, the most important thing is who made it. We don't have any maker's names on here.

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-All it says is "Sheffield, EPNS," which is electro-plated nickel silver.

-Yeah.

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-It's plated, rather than solid silver.

-Yeah.

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But that's also fine because we have such a large set.

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Let's have a look at the case itself. That's mahogany.

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It looks like it's never been used.

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The outside is as fresh as the inside.

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At auction, we're looking at £150 to £200.

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That's very good. She'd be delighted with that.

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'Jonty's sticking with furniture

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'and comes across this lovely French reproduction two-seater settee.

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'He reckons it shouldn't lounge around too long at the auction

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'with a price tag of £80 to £120.

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'That settee has brought our running total to £550,

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'so we've passed the halfway mark.'

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Jonty, have a look at this. I don't understand what all the markings are, but it looks pretty special.

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What have we got here? A-ha! We have some pottery that hasn't travelled very far.

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It's Poole Pottery, yes, made locally.

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The factory is down on Poole Quay.

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Absolutely, Poole Pottery, very, very desirable and very collectable.

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Let's have a look at this one here. The design on this hors d'oeuvres dish is very 1960s.

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Established in 1873. That was Carter & Co.

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That's how the firm first started. The stylised dolphin

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was always used in post-war markings,

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but this one, particularly, was used between 1959 and 1967.

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-It's very attractive.

-I see we've got two other hors d'oeuvres dishes and also lots of other designs.

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-Do you know where any of these designs were from?

-Those three hors d'oeuvres dishes came from auction.

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-This is quite pretty.

-Yes. You see the similar sort of design?

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This is typical of Poole Pottery.

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but if you look at this jardiniere, it's completely different.

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In the 1960s, they went very jazzy and very funky.

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You had the more traditional, but you also had this kind of design.

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But collectively, it's still worth

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-between £50 and £100.

-For all of it?

-Yes.

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It should sell for more, but you've got to entice the dealers to buy.

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-Did you think it would be worth more?

-I thought so, yes.

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We'll just have to see, won't we?

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'We certainly will.

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'Jonty is still looking at Marion's furniture

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'and comes across another chest of drawers.'

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'This time, it's French. It's a 20th century reproduction

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'and he values it at a very healthy £80 to £120.

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'Rosemary and I do a second sweep of the ground floor,

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'but Marion and Jonty have found something in her bedroom.'

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Tell me about this. It looks like a small set of drawers. We've got a large drawer in the middle.

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This is actually a writing desk, like a lady's bureau, really. I've had it about eight years.

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-So this is the...?

-That's the desk part.

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OK. So where was this from?

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This was from a friend of mine's mum. She had to get rid of the flat.

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This was in it, I said I liked it, so I bought it.

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If I just close it up while we look at the front, we've got this lovely cross-banded decoration here.

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This is flame mahogany, so all this is veneer work on the front. The main carcass is mahogany.

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-It's not particularly old.

-No.

-You were aware of that, were you?

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Yes. I don't think it was an antique,

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it was only really in the 1960s and '70s when we as a nation could afford, in this country,

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to start reproducing furniture.

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If you couldn't really afford the genuine article,

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there was a mass market in reproduction.

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That's the reason why we see a lot of Georgian-style dining tables

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and chairs and even bookcases, including small writing furniture.

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Value-wise, it's £80 to £120.

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-That's fine. Very good.

-Definitely one for the auction sale?

-Yes, it is indeed.

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'Good old Marion is certainly coming up with the goods today, but then she does need to downsize.

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'She also adds this late 19th century coal purdonium -

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'coal scuttle to you and me -

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'to the auction haul. Jonty gives it a modest

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'£20 to £50 price tag, but every pound counts.'

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I have to tell you, this is my favourite piece of furniture

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in the whole house. I love this table.

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-It's rosewood, isn't it?

-It is. Well done. I'm teaching you well.

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You're teaching me very well. I love it.

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And I notice we've got

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-a set of eight dining chairs. Is that correct?

-Yes.

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-Did you buy the set together?

-Yes.

-And how much did you pay for it?

-650, the whole lot.

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-Really?

-That is so good.

-400 for that and 250 for the chairs.

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The age that we are looking at here for this particular table

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is between 1835 and 1845.

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-Really? Gosh!

-It's either William IV or very early Queen Victoria.

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Is it classified as a pedestal table?

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It is technically a breakfast table,

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but it is also a pedestal table

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because it sits on that lovely gun-barrel support.

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It's interesting that you bought the chairs at the same time

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because the chairs never started life with this table.

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A breakfast table will be designed to have four to seat comfortably.

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-I see.

-Six at a push.

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But eight, as I'm sure you're aware, is a bit of a tight squeeze.

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-A little bit, yeah.

-But friendly.

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So the design is late 18th century.

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But these chairs would have been made maybe 100 years later than that

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in the late Victorian period.

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But, rather cleverly, if you look at the timber on the top here,

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this is rosewood as well,

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which means that we have mahogany chairs with just a hint of rosewood,

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so no wonder they work very well as a set.

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But they need to be split up as far as the auction is concerned,

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because they're not related to one another at all.

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Value? Well, the set of chairs,

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easily £400 to £600 at auction.

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-Right. That's good.

-Very easily.

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-And the table?

-Same price.

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£400 to £600, just for the table.

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-Goodness gracious!

-Amazing.

-I'm sure you're dying to know how much all your pieces will make at auction.

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Well, about my person, I do have the total.

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-You were looking for £1,000.

-Yes.

-I'm very happy to say you've got it,

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but you've actually got £1,560.

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-Oh, really?

-Wow!

-£1,560.

-What a result!

-That's good.

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-What's your reaction to that?

-It's very good. It's more than I expected.

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'We've had a fantastic day here and Marion certainly has some great items.

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'I'm definitely going to keep my eye on a few of those as they head off to auction.

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'At £50 to £100, the collection of Poole Pottery is sure to attract some interest.

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'And there's the mahogany cutlery table with 12 of absolutely everything.

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'It's a scoop at £150 to £200.

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'Not forgetting that beautiful rosewood table and eight chairs.

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'They'll be sold separately and between them, they should make £800 to £1,200.

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'Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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'a small writing desk appeals to our expert.'

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-The thing is, Jonty likes bijou, compact.

-Does he?

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-In all sorts of things.

-That's why I like Gloria.

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'Too true. And is the price too low for a large chest of drawers?'

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-And so much timber.

-And so much timber. Cheaper than buying logs for the fire!

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'Find out what happens when the final hammer falls.'

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It's been quite a number of weeks

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since we visited Marion at her home in Bournemouth.

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We discovered her great passion for furniture,

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but also that she needs to downsize because of moving house,

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so we've brought all her items and her furniture to Island Auctions on the Isle of Wight.

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She's hoping to raise her £1,000 to help her with her move,

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so let's hope that there are lots of eager bidders in the auction room when her items go under the hammer.

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'This auction house is based in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight.

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'The salerooms were purpose-built in Victorian times

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'and they've operated as such for over 150 years.'

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'There are hundreds of items for sale in this auction today and Marion's lots start halfway through,

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'so we've got time for a bit of a catch-up.'

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-Marion, I might have known I'd find you with part of your collection. And this is Ron?

-Yes.

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-Your partner Ron?

-Yes.

-We didn't see you on the day at the house.

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-Hello, Ron. Nice to see you.

-Hello, Jonty.

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And I hear, by the way, that there is a terrible saga about the Toby jugs.

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They got taken away from the shed, unfortunately. It was broken into.

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-How many do you reckon you've lost?

-17.

-17?

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-There were almost 30 when I looked at them, so half the collection has gone?

-Yes.

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Even though we're sad about the Toby jugs, you have some amazing pieces to sell off today.

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Yes, we have got quite a nice lot.

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-Your house must look rather empty.

-It certainly does, yes.

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Obviously, we'll bring the jugs in for auction later on,

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but I think we should head into our position, and we wish you well.

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'Many of the items today have commission bids on them

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'where potential buyers have left instructions with the auction house and they'll operate on their behalf.

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'The first lot of Marion's to come up is the Coalport dishes and vases,

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'estimated at £20 to £30.'

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I've got 20 beside me. I'm looking for 22 now.

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22 anywhere, please? 22. 24. 26. 28.

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And 30. 32. 34. 36?

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34 right at the back. Looking for 36... 34 I've got right at the back.

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-36. 38.

-It's creeping up.

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40. 42. 44.

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46. 48. 48. 50.

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Any advance on 50? BANGS GAVEL

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-You've got your money back.

-Jonty, 20 quid above your estimate!

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That's fantastic. I like to be wrong sometimes.

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'Only when it's in your favour, Jonty, and that sale certainly was.

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'I wonder if the late 19th century coal purdonium or coal scuttle

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'will do as well?'

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Quite a lot of interest in this. I've got 28 here. I'm looking for 30, please.

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30. 30 I have. And 32?

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32 I've got. 34 anywhere?

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32 then. 32 there.

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It's going at 32...

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-£32.

-Yes.

-That's good.

-Are you happy enough with that?

-Yes, yes.

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'Marion seems to be enjoying the whole experience so far.

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'Her first two items have done well,

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and the claret jugs follow suit.'

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I'm looking for 22. I've got it. 22. 24.

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26. 28. And 30. 32.

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34. 36. 38.

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-It's like a runaway train.

-42. 44.

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Lady in the window, 46. 48 in front.

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Gentleman, 48. 50. 55. 60?

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£55... BANGS GAVEL

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Yes! That's a good one, isn't it?

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'One very, very delighted lady. Only £5 under Jonty's top estimate.

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'Up next is the first of Marion's chest of drawers.

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Jonty, how will this fare?

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I put £40 to £60 on it, which seems cheap,

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but it's because it's so large

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that it might not fit into so many people's houses.

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Isn't it shocking that something with so much intricate work on it

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could go for such a small price?

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-And so much timber.

-And so much timber. Cheaper than buying logs for the fire!

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40 will start us. 40 I've got. I'm looking for 42.

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It's a good chest, madam. 42. 44.

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46. 48. And 50.

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55. 60. 65. 70.

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-75?

-One more.

-75.

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80. 85? You're out now.

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85. 90. 95? 95. 100. 110?

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130. 140. 150.

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160. 170. 180. 190?

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180. 180 down here. Any advance on 180, please?

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-£180.

-Wonderful.

-That's a bit above your estimate, isn't it?

-Yes.

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There was method in my madness, though.

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You have to estimate those to look so cheap that a lot of people want to buy them.

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-You don't want to be taking that home.

-No.

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'It was obviously a risk well worth taking and Marion is over the moon.

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'Her next lot is the Poole Pottery.

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'We're not too far from Poole on the Isle of Wight,

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'so let's hope the bidders like her local collection.'

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Nice Poole, always collected.

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I've got 40 here. I'm looking for 42.

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-42. 44. 46. 48...

-It's on commission.

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50. 55? 55. 60? She's grinning at me. 60. 65?

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You're out though. 60 here. 65 I'm looking for. 65 I'm looking for.

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I've got 60. Do I hear 5...?

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'Cheap, but well over Jonty's lowest estimate.

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'Marion's next lot is that walnut writing desk

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'which was on the top floor in her house. Its value is £80 to £120.'

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-It's a very sweet piece.

-Yes, tiny, bijou, compact,

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ready to be tucked into a dealer's pocket and out it goes.

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-The thing is, Jonty likes bijou, compact.

-Does he?

-In all sorts of things.

-That's why I like Gloria!

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He's in, 120. 130. 140?

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140. 150...

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-That's an amazing price.

-Near the stairs, 140.

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I'm looking for 150.

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At 150, it's sold... 140, it's sold. Thank you.

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-140.

-Well above your top estimate.

-That's really very good.

-Yes.

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-How's that?

-I'm very pleased with that now. Yeah, very pleased.

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'I should think she is.

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'Her clear-out is going down well with the bidders.

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'At the halfway point, we've made £517

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'towards our £1,000 target, so we're right on track.'

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'If you've been inspired by Marion's progress and you'd like to raise some money at auction for yourself,

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'bear in mind that there are charges to be paid, for example, commission.

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'These can vary,

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'so it's always worth checking in advance.

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'Marion's next lot is the French reproduction chest of drawers,

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'which has a price tag of £80 to £120.'

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110, top of the stairs. £110. 110...

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'Wow, £10 under Jonty's top estimate!

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'Another great result for Marion.

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'Lady Luck is still on her side.

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'The ornate table and mirror from Marion's haul

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'top Jonty's £100 to £150 estimate as well.'

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At 160, top of the stairs...

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-Excellent.

-I think you did well there.

-Do you?

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-You're speechless, aren't you?

-Smile. Say you're happy.

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I'm very happy it's gone.

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I think Marion was hoping for a bit more.

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'Will the sale of the next item bring a big smile to her face?

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'It's the reproduction, French-style, two-seater settee,

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'up for £80 to £120.'

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130. 140. 150?

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-That's amazing.

-140. I've got 140 seated.

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I'm looking for 150 now. 140 I've got. Looking for 150...

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-Well done.

-That's good.

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-That is great.

-£20 over the top estimate.

-I know.

-I'm glad about that.

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'Yes, yes, she's happy again, and we can seem to do no wrong today.

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'But now it's that incredible 12-place setting cutlery table.

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'It's in the catalogue for £150 to £200.'

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150 I've got here. 150.

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I'm looking for 160 now.

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-I've got 150. 160. 170?

-That's better.

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160 here now. 160. 170 anywhere? I've got 160...

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And it's sold, 160.

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-You're happy with that?

-Very happy.

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-Ron's happy because there's no more washing up to do.

-Or cleaning or polishing.

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'This is a very good auction house for Marion.

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'Every single item so far has sold above estimate.

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'How are her Toby and character jugs going to do? She originally had 29,

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'but because of the theft, she's left with only 12.

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'She's added a few bits of Poole Pottery to the lot

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'and Jonty has lowered the valuation to £50-£80.'

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-55. That was a yes? 55. 60?

-One more.

-60.

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65? 60 I've got here. 65, please. I've got 60 here. 65 anywhere?

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Selling at 60...

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-That's fair enough.

-Yeah.

-In the middle of the estimate, yeah.

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-It's a huge pity because originally I put £100 to £150 on your collection.

-On the whole collection.

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-We ended up with roughly half.

-It doesn't matter.

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'Such a shame, but Marion has taken it in very good spirit.

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'It's the final two lots and I'm particularly fond of this furniture.

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'The table and chairs are being sold separately. The table is up first.'

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400, he's in.

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420? 420. 440? 440.

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460. 480? 480.

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500? 550, sir? 550.

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600, phone? 600. 650, sir?

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-It's worth every penny.

-650, yes.

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700, phone...? 700.

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750...? 750.

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800, phone?

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850, sir?

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800, phone then. At the moment, 800 on the phone.

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I'm looking for 850. 800...

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-Wow!

-£800!

-Fantastic.

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-Isn't that brilliant?

-Wonderful.

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'What a result! I always knew the table would do well.

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'But I didn't think it would do that well!

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'And finally, those eight chairs that Marion had around the table.

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'They're about 100 years younger than the table, though,

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'and we're hoping for £400 to £600.'

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I've got 380 here. 400 I've got.

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-420? 420.

-420.

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440 I've got. 460?

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460 I've got here. 480 I've got. 500.

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500 here. 520 I'm looking for. 500...

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-Brilliant.

-Good result.

-Right in the middle of the estimate.

-How about that?

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'What a great end to the day! Her items have sold really well.

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'I think we're all keen to find out the final total.'

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You wanted £1,000 to help with your downsizing and presumably to decorate and plan

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-and start a bit of a new life.

-Yes, indeed.

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-Well, you have £2,447.

-I can't believe it!

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-That's brilliant.

-Gosh! Fantastic. Thanks.

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-Well done.

-Thank you.

-I think the dinner...

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-I think the dinner is on Marion tonight.

-It's got to be, hasn't it?

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You've got to give me a kiss now.

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-Well done.

-No, I don't want one, it's OK.

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It's a new kitchen on the cards for Marion,

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so she's come along with her very good friend Rosemary

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to check out some stylish designer appliances.

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Because she doubled her target,

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it's not just an oven she wants, it's a range.

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I'd like a range cooker, really. That would be nice.

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-Similar to the one you have?

-Very similar.

-I like that one.

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I do cook a lot, a lot of entertaining.

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She's moving to this house, smaller than where she's used to living,

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but it's right next door to her daughter and gorgeous grandchildren,

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so I'm sure she'll be busy.

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I'm thrilled with the cooker.

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It does look very good.

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Very interesting when you start using it, then we'll really know about it.

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If you would like to raise money for something special

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Marion Hankey is downsizing to a smaller home next door to her daughter, so she enlists the help of Gloria Hunniford and Jonty Hearnden to declutter and raise money to pay for a new kitchen when she moves.