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Antiques series. Angela Rippon visits South Yorkshire to meet Annette Norton, who wants to fund a world cruise by selling some of the antiques she has collected over the years.


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Welcome to the programme that helps you hunt for treasures

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and then sells them at auction.

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It's really sad when a life partner dies and leaves you on your own.

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It's tough, especially when it comes to making decisions by yourself.

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What happens if you decide you're going to downsize?

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There are things you're going to have to keep

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and others you're going to have to part with.

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And it's difficult deciding which ones should go,

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especially when many of them have sentimental associations.

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But those are the problems facing a lady

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I'm about to meet on Cash In The Attic.

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic...

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some rather cheeky 20th-century cartoons.

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You've quite a few risque ones here!

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We'll have to put some sticky tape on at the auction. Censored!

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Our expert shows off his knowledge of 18th-century sculpture.

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I can tell you what it is, it's a statue!

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And unexpected interest in '70s silver at auction.

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I have got 11 bids.

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But will we still be smiling at the end of the day?

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You'll see when we crack that gavel.

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Today I'm on the outskirts of Doncaster, where I'm about to

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meet a lady called Annette who has called in the team to help her

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raise money for two special trips.

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Annette Norton left school at 15 to join her parents, who worked for Sheffield steel.

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And in 1980 she married Derek Norton,

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a notable figure in the British steel industry,

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who sadly died in 2008.

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Joining Annette today at her Doncaster home is her youngest sister, Andrena.

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The two share fond memories of childhood holidays caravanning in Bridlington.

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But Annette is planning a trip that's somewhat more adventurous.

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She's called in the Cash team to help.

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-Hi, Annette! And this is one of your sisters.

-This is Andrena.

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-You've another sister as well.

-Yes, Arlene.

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Your mum must have had a sense of humour calling the three of you with As.

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All ADs, actually. Andrena Diane, Annette Delicia and Arlene Denise!

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-That must have led to complications!

-It did a little.

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It did when I was younger.

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I was the first one in from school so the post arrived

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and anything address to Miss AD Clark, I opened them!

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-So, I knew what the boyfriends were saying before they did.

-She did.

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-And you still stayed friends.

-We did.

-Amazing.

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-You're going to help us today.

-I'll try.

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So why, Annette have you called in Cash In The Attic?

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We're hoping a world cruise with the family

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and visit my pen friend of 58 years.

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-I've never been over to see her.

-Where is she?

-She's in Texas.

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-How much you think that's going to cost? Quite a lot.

-A lot.

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How much do we hope to raise today?

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-Hopefully about £1,000.

-Well, I've brought just the man for the job.

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It's Paul Hayes and I know he's already started

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looking for things we can take to auction.

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Why don't you go and see what you can find and we'll meet Paul?

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Great!

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With two rather expensive holidays on the cards,

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£1,000 should be just the ticket.

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Our expert, Paul Hayes, is a bit of a bloodhound with

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a good nose for antiques. Nearly 30 years in the business

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has taught him to follow a lead, to canine-themed etchings like these.

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There we are, here's Paul. I told you he'd be hard at work already.

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-What have you found?

-Some risque pictures. Cover your eyes, ladies.

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Where did these come from?

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My husband, Derek, was chairman of a company in Sheffield

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and a member of the board bought these for him.

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He thought they resembled the board members.

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-Which one is Derek?

-The bulldog!

-Who else could it possibly be?

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But these are quite famous cartoons, aren't they?

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Yeah, these were popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

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There were two artists, one called Hubert and one called O'Klein.

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You've got the O'Klein version.

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But they all capture this French Parisian scene.

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They're always doing toilet humour. There's all sorts of humour. Could you translate that for me?

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It's colloquial French but what he's saying is, "Oh, to be a free dog!"

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You've got all these little dogs that aren't on leads

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chasing this rather attractive little bitch here.

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-Unfortunately, he's got the lead on and can't join them.

-Right.

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That's the tamest of the ones I've seen.

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They are quite valuable, aren't they?

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Yes, they're very collectible.

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The more risque they are, the more desirable they tend to be.

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And you've got quite a few risque ones here!

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I'll put some sticky tape on at the auction. Censored!

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But joking apart, I'd say around the £100 mark.

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70-100 will give them a chance.

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-Hopefully somebody will want to spend a penny!

-Oh, Paul!

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-And it's so early in the day.

-I know! Sorry about that!

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Andrena has been hard at work and thinks this 19th-century

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mahogany side table might be worth our consideration.

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It used to belong to Annette's mother-in-law and Paul reckons

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it could fetch in the region of £100 to £150 at auction.

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Also winging its way to the saleroom

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is this African carved wooden chess set, which was a present from a friend.

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Annette has never played, so she's happy to let it go

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for £25 to £45.

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-Paul?

-A-ha?

-Can you have a look at this?

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What have you got? Oh, I wasn't expecting that!

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Look at that! So, who plays the saxophone?

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Well, Derek was trying to learn to play.

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Well, this is a very versatile instrument.

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It was designed for military brass bands.

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Of course, you'd have to be heard over the noise of the drums.

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-Is it something you wanted to take up yourself?

-No, I don't think so.

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It's boxed, in mint condition

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and I imagine it's been quite expensive when bought.

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To give it a chance at auction I'd like to put it in with

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an estimate of less than £100.

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If I said £60 to £100 as an estimate and go from there.

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-How does that sound?

-Yes, fine.

-Is that music to your ears?

-Yes!

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I hope that Paul's right

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and the saxophone hits all the right notes on sale day.

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We've got three bids on it now.

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He started at 70!

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As our rummage continues, I notice more of the wonderful things Annette has collected.

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I'd like to know more about her -

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the distant pen pal she mentioned and those childhood holidays with her sisters.

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We can take the weight off our feet for five minutes.

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The thing I love about you is you're going on this cruise together

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but you've grown up being really close.

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Yes, we have.

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All our younger lives especially.

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And you always went on holiday together?

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We did, we had some great times.

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We went to Bridlington for the same two weeks every year.

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-It was great.

-It was wonderful.

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Annette, tell me about this pen pal of yours,

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because you've been writing to each other since you were seven.

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We started writing to each other because a girl from America

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came into my class at school and she was a friend of hers.

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I joined in and wrote to her.

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And over the years she's been to visit me twice

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but I've never felt able to go over there.

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I'm making the effort this year and I'll visit.

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Tell me about this holiday. Whose idea was it that you were going to go together?

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It was mine, I'm afraid!

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We were talking about the fact

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we'd follow it through and I'd do this world cruise

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so they decided they would come along and spoil it for me!

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-So, we need that £1,000 to get you on your way.

-We certainly do.

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Well, I think Paul has been quite busy finding things to take to auction.

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-Shall we see how he's doing?

-Yes.

-Good idea.

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It looks a bit drizzly outside.

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Here in the lounge, Paul can't resist finding Annette's favourite

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creatures of the deep.

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Presents from colleagues of her husband who knew of her love

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for dolphins - this pair of decorative tables will

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hopefully entertain the bidders for £100 to £140

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without the auctioneer jumping through too many hoops!

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Don't blink! I think she just moved.

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Perhaps she wants a brolly.

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Angela, we've had this statue in the garden for quite some time.

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It's rather splendid. Shall we have a look?

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-Yes.

-Oh, hang on! It's pouring with rain out there. Paul!

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-Uh-huh!

-Can you come and join us?

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-Hello.

-Paul, you see out there in the garden?

-I do.

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There's this lovely statue. Would you like to go and take a look at it?

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I shall. Thank you very much.

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-Bleurgh!

-While he's having a look at it, where does it come from?

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She was actually in an apartment that Derek was living in,

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in Sheffield, when I first knew him.

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-And...

-Where, in an apartment, would you keep that?

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She was actually in the entrance hall.

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The first time we moved into our own house,

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she moved into the garden. And there's she's been ever since.

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Each time we move, she's moved with us.

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Why have you kept her, though? What was the sentimental value?

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We thought she was lucky. And so, wherever we went, she came with us.

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And we called her Moliath. We gave her a name.

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-Moliath!

-So, Moliath moved everywhere.

-Instead of Goliath?

-Correct.

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Paul! Do you want to come and tell us about the statue then?

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I'll tell you what it is. It's a statue. It's quite a nice one.

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-So, how long have you had it yourself?

-30 years.

-OK.

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-Was it new then...?

-No, no!

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-No.

-Right.

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-If I said, sort of 300 to 500, how does that sound?

-Great.

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Here's hoping lucky Moliath's patina

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is pretty enough for bidders at the auction.

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Time to find Andrena again.

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Scouring the kitchen, she's found these shop scales -

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inherited from Derek's mother.

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They were made by Avery, an old West Midlands company.

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They're in imperial measurements.

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The weighty reading of £40 to £60 takes us

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closer to our target.

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In this display cabinet, I spy a delicate Japanese tea set,

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which Annette bought for £30 in 1982.

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Paul values it still at around £30 to £40.

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No time for slacking. Come on! This is nice, isn't it?

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-It is. It's beautiful.

-Look at that!

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It's a type of captain's chair.

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-Have you heard of that expression before?

-I haven't.

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Oddly enough, that was Derek's nickname.

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-Was it really?

-The Captain!

-The Captain!

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-Right, it's really suitable, isn't it?

-Absolutely!

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They swivel around. You can imagine a sea captain who is able to get at all his controls

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and his wheel and so on. That's where the inspiration comes from.

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And in about 1840/1850, they started to produce this wonderful, quilted leather.

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Everything was stuffed and comfortable.

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They had these shorter arms for the simple reason,

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if you're a Victorian lady and you had crinoline dresses,

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all your dress would be able to wrap around the sides here.

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But, it's in remarkable condition. It's hardly been used.

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It is - it's beautiful.

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If I said, at auction, maybe £150 to £200, how does that sound?

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-That sounds OK to me.

-OK. Let's keep looking.

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I'm sure The Captain won't mind if we send his old chair to auction.

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This landscape was found in a box of odds and ends 40 years ago.

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The signature is unclear but Paul still thinks that,

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due to the quality, condition and the scene, it could do well.

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He values it at a very promising £120 to £160.

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This silver salver was made by the prestigious Sheffield silversmiths Walker and Hall

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and is hallmarked 1977.

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Paul is impressed

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and values it at a very pleasing £70 to £120.

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-Now then, Annette, I wanted to ask you about this clock.

-Yes.

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Is this really sentimental or can this go?

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-Um, it is sentimental, but it can go.

-Right, I see.

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-So, is it a family heirloom?

-Er, no.

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I bought it from an antique shop for Derek one Christmas.

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Well, this is a very old clock.

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Have you got any idea how old this is?

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-I was told it was around 1700 and something?

-Well, you're dead right there.

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This dates from the middle to the late 18th century.

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We can tell that because of the square dial. By the year 1800,

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all the grandfather clocks tended to have this arch dial.

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Sometimes you'll see a sun and moon or a different effect on the top.

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And it is in good condition. There's no sort of cracks or splits or anything.

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It's a nice, solid oak. It's a Georgian piece.

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Are you sure you want to part with it?

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Um, I think so, yes.

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-OK. Well, if I said between 400 and £600, how does that sound?

-Mmm.

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I wouldn't like to take less than 500.

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-So we'll put a reserve of 500?

-Yes.

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-OK, we'll give that a go.

-Do I hear £500?

-You certainly do.

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-Well, for the clock?

-For the clock, yes.

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That's a splendid-looking... Were you with your sister when she bought this?

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-I was.

-So how do you feel about it leaving the house?

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I won't to be sorry to see it go.

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-I take it it's not your taste then?

-No!

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Someone who'll be happy to see the bidding go up,

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-but £500 you're going to put on as a reserve?

-I think so, yes.

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OK, if we add that to all of the other things that he's looked at today

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and again take the lowest estimate...

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You want to raise £1,000, but if all goes well at auction,

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we should be able to make at least £1,565.

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-Oh, wow!

-That's great.

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And that is only his lowest estimate,

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so if we get more than that for any of the items, then,

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going to Las Vegas will be a treat, darling.

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-Marvellous.

-Fantastic.

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We've had great fun here in Doncaster with sisters Annette and Andrena,

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finding a splendid variety of items to go to auction.

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There's the rather cheeky set of dog prints

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that might tickle the bidders' fancy at 70 to £100.

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The splendid captain's chair, which Annette's husband adored.

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We're hoping the bidders will love it too and pay upwards of £150.

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And my particular favourite, Moliath, that enigmatic statue.

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She's been a firm fixture in Annette's life,

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but she's leaving the garden for good

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with an estimate of 300 to £500.

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I've got no doubt she's going to be the centre of attention again.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic...

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the bidders are queuing up to get their hands on our items.

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260. 270. 280. Up 270, on commission, 280 now.

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-As for others, we'd struggle to give them away.

-£40?

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-I'll take it home.

-A little bit too much, I think.

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So, will we make that all-important target? Be there when the hammer falls.

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You join me now at Bamford's Auctioneers in Derby, where

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I'm waiting to meet up with Annette and her sister, Andrena.

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It's almost two weeks since we joined them

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at Annette's home just outside Doncaster.

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And I have to say, I was fascinated

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to hear about the career of her late husband in the steel industry

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and to join with her in the excitement of the world cruise

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she's planning with the whole family. So let's hope that her items

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really appeal to the bidders today and that they'll help us

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to make that £1,000 target.

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Bamford's Auctioneers hold a general sale in Derby several times a month

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and there's always a rich variety of items on offer.

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And while Annette and Andrena have been saying goodbye to Moliath,

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Paul and I have received some unexpected news from the auctioneer.

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I think the girls are going to want to hear this.

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I have some good news. I've had a chat to the auctioneer,

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he's had a bit of time to study this statue and he thinks it's fairly old.

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It could be a genuine item of antiquity.

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It could be a couple of hundred years old, all right?

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-And that makes a big difference to the value.

-Really?

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Now, we said 300 to 500, but he thinks it could do very well

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and he thinks rather than sell it here today, put it into a fine art sale.

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-Fantastic.

-Well, he's talking in the thousands.

-No!

-Straight up, yes.

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Quick, book another cruise!

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Moliath, well, she's going to be here for a few weeks yet,

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but that is going to be such an exciting sale,

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-as I hope this one will be, so let's take our places.

-Thank you.

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So, exciting developments regarding Moliath.

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But whilst we were carried away with that news,

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Annette forgot to mention that she's decided

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not to bring her long case clock

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or one of the two dolphin tables.

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That means we're three lots down,

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so we're going to need luck on our side

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if we're still to reach that £1,000 target.

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With the auctioneer in position and the sale under way,

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we take our places.

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Eyes down, everyone for the stylish African chess set.

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Lot number 50, 20th-century...

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African chess set.

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-And I have got four bids on it.

-Ooh!

-I can start at £35. 38, I'm bid.

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At £35, and eight now. At £35, 38. 40. 2. At 42.

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At £40, on commission and two now.

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At £40, a very pretty lot indeed.

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45. 48.

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Selling at £45, eight do I see?

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At 45, on commission and selling. At 45. 48 bid.

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At 48 to the right. 50 now.

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At £48, all done and selling? At 48.

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-48.

-Yes!

-Fantastic.

-Well done.

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Well, that's certainly how we like to kick off a day at auction,

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£3 above top estimate

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and our first contribution towards the holiday fund.

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Let's hope our good fortune continues

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with the sale of our second lot. It's the Japanese eggshell tea set.

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I think this is a cracker. Was this like a family heirloom?

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Um, I bought it myself in Scarborough.

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From Scarborough. Not very exotic, was it?

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Early 20th-century Japanese eggshell tea service.

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And £30, please. £30. 20 then. £20?

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15 then, let's start it. 15 bid. 18 now. 18. 20. 20? Two.

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25? At 22 in centre. Five now. £22 and five, do I see? 25. 28.

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At £25 now. All done at 25?

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I could see people rubbing their noses, but they weren't bidding, I'm afraid,

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they were just rubbing their noses!

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So lots of fidgeting going on in the crowd.

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But not a lot of buying.

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The bidders soon perk up for the set of scales.

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45, 48.

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48. And 50?

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-Go on.

-At 48. Shake of the head at £48. 50 now.

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At £48, all done and selling?

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-I think you can afford a new pair of scales.

-Absolutely. Good idea.

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And they sell for £8 over Paul's lower estimate.

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Next it's the turn of Derek's saxophone,

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which is in such good condition,

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it looks as if it's never been played.

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Lot number 80.

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It's a Stagg brass saxophone with a strap fitted with a hard case.

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It's a good saxophone, this one.

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We've got three bids...

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-There you go.

-Start at 70...

-He started at 70!

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At £70. And five, five in two places.

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80. Five, either of you?

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At £80 on commission. And five now, at £80 and five do I see?

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In its case, at £80, five now?

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All done at £80.

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-Bang in the middle of your estimate, Paul.

-Fantastic.

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Paul's valuations have been right on the money so far today.

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The cartoon characters in our next lot

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have raised plenty of smiles whilst on display.

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It's the set of five rather cheeky comic dog prints.

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A set of five 20th-century comical prints.

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I have got seven bids.

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THEY GASP Oh, my God.

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£140.

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EXCITED CHATTER

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At £140, 150 do I see?

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150. And five?

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At 150 on commission, five do I see?

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On commission at £150.

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-That's a real collector who went for those.

-Exactly.

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-Someone with a great sense of humour.

-Absolutely.

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What a terrific result,

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selling for over twice the lower estimate.

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We've had a super first half to our auction

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and I can't wait to tell Annette and Andrena

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just how much we've raised so far.

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-So how much do you think you've made?

-I don't know.

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Well, I'll tell you.

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So far we're up to £351!

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Wow, well done.

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And we've still got stuff to go.

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If you're thinking of heading off to auction,

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then do remember that fees like commission will be added to your bill.

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So it's worth checking the small print with your local auction house to avoid any surprises later.

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Our next lot is the silver salver,

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which Paul valued at £70 to £120.

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What a quality item. Have you ever used it?

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Occasionally, yes, we did. When we had drinks parties we'd carry them in.

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These were used by butlers.

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When people came to the house you would leave your business card in them.

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-He used to dress up as a butler.

-Did he really?

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Lot number 100.

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A good lot. Elizabeth II salver.

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At £180, 190 do I see?

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At 180, 190, 200.

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At £200, a great lot and selling.

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At 200.

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That's fantastic!

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It was worth getting dressed up as the butler for that!

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A fabulous start to our second half of the sale.

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The Derbyshire bidders do seem very appreciative of Annette's items

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and long may it continue.

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I know the sale of our next item

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is really going to tug at the heartstrings.

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All aboard for the captain's chair

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that Annette's late husband, Derek, so adored.

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Lot number 110 is the leather swivel armchair.

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Buttoned and studded green leather, a very, very handsome chair indeed.

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We have four bids on commission. I can start at £150, 160 do I see?

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At £150, 160 now.

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At 160, 170, 180,

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190, 200,

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210, 220. 230...

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-Wow, terrific!

-It's amazing.

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Commission 240 now.

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240 new place.

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250, 260, 270.

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At 270 on commission, 280 now.

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At 270. All done at 270.

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-Amazing!

-Worth every penny.

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I think Derek would have been pleased with that impressive result.

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Next up, it's time for Annette's much-loved dolphin table

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to go before the room.

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Lot 120 is the modern circular mahogany tripod table.

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Leather top with jumping dolphins in waves.

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At £100, please.

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50, then, £50?

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£50 for it. 40? £40?

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-No.

-I'll take it home.

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-A little bit too much, I think.

-Didn't want to part with it?

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Not really, no.

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Annette may be happy taking that home,

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but the no-sale isn't helping our total.

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We could do with our next item grabbing the bidders' attention.

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Fortunately, it's the lovely mahogany side table

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and Paul is quite a fan.

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OK, now it's the turn of the proper antique.

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It's a 19th-century mahogany side table.

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It should be in a living room in pride of place on show.

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We're looking for about 100 to 150 for this, a real antique.

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Lot 130 is a 19th-century mahogany side table.

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-We've got three bids on commission...

-Three bids already!

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Start at £130, 140 do I see?

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At 140, 150, 160, 170, 180.

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170 on commission, 180 now.

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At £170, 180? A very popular lot throughout the view.

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At 170, 180 do I see?

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170 on commission, and selling at 170.

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-I can't believe it.

-I can't.

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Who said antiques were out of fashion? Fantastic.

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-That means we're still in fashion, then!

-Exactly.

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-"Exactly"?!

-Sorry.

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You just watch what you say, Paul. Cheeky blighter.

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But that last sale has put us right back on track

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and the target is well within our sights,

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which is just as well, as we only have one lot to go.

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It's that landscape by an unknown artist.

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Paul stuck his neck out with his estimate on this one of £120,

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so this could be interesting.

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At £30.

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40, 50, 60, 70, 80.

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80, 90, 90, 100.

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At £100 near the dresser. 110, 110 new place.

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120, 130, 140,

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150, 160.

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150 in the centre of the room, 160 now.

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In the centre of the room, we're selling. All done at £150.

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-£150!

-There you go!

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That's a fantastic end to our sale.

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So, now it's time to reveal the final total.

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Well, £1,000 was what you wanted.

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With all those things missing...

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what you've made is...

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£1,141.

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I can't believe it!

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How are you going to celebrate?

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I'm going to crack the champagne when we get home.

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It's been a few weeks since the girls' big day at auction

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and Annette has been enjoying the fruits of their labour.

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She's just returned from a trip to the States

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where she was reunited with her old pen pal.

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It was marvellous to see Leah again.

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It was so exciting, because that's the first time I've been over there.

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We also had three nights in Las Vegas, which was a bit expensive

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because we couldn't keep off the slot-machines.

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Plus, there's more good news for Annette.

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Her enigmatic statute, Moliath, was entered into a fine art sale.

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She totally stole the show, selling for an incredible £4,400.

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As a result, Annette is now busy planning a world tour

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with her two sisters and brother-in-law Peter.

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Well, someone needs to keep an eye on them.

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I am excited.

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I can't believe how quick it's coming round.

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Visiting some fantastic places, it's going to be absolutely superb.

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Angela Rippon visits South Yorkshire to meet Annette Norton who has collected some truly fascinating antiques over the years, including a spooky stone statue called Moliath. The sale of the items will help to fund a world cruise for Annette and her sisters.