Humphreys Cash in the Attic


Humphreys

Antiques series. Anna Marie Humphreys wants to raise money to buy a present for her sister Amanda. Lorne Spicer and Paul Hayes help search her beautiful home for valuables.


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Welcome to the show that searches out your hidden treasures and sells them at auction.

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Now, most people at some time in their lives have collected something,

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whether it's stamps or marbles or maybe porcelain or toys,

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but to find out that those collections are now quite valuable

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is always a pleasant surprise, so we're going to hope we find plenty of collections

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worth a lot of money later on in Cash In The Attic.

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On today's Cash In The Attic, our expert, Paul Hayes, gets all flowery

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over some 20th century Burmese silverware.

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It's like the garden of paradise, all these profuse roses and decoration and this floral display.

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And our host is determined to get rid of her husband's racing print.

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-How are you going to explain this to James?

-I'll tell him I've dropped it!

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At auction, Paul shows off his knowledge of Beatrix Potter characters.

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Well, there's nine items here, isn't there?

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There's Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. There we go!

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Find out what happens when that hammer falls.

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Today I've come to Wrexham in North Wales to meet a mother and daughter

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who've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them to raise the money they're looking for to surprise one member of their family.

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Anne-Marie Humphreys has lived in this beautiful barn conversion for 17 years,

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along with her husband, James, and their four children.

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Two years ago, her mum and dad, Theresa and Michael, moved in too.

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With such a large family under one roof, it's probably a good job this place is so huge.

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It has 18 rooms, plus over two acres of garden.

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Anne-Marie and her mum, Theresa, are ready to rummage and our expert, Paul Hayes, has beaten me to it.

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His knowledge of antiques goes back for more than 20 years

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so while he makes a start, I track down our hosts.

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-Good morning.

-Oh, hi, Lorne.

-You're a bit off the beaten track here, aren't you?

-Yes, we are indeed, yes.

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-What a wonderful building! What was this originally?

-It is beautiful. We are very lucky.

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We've got a nice open aspect there and nice views.

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It belonged to the hall next door to us here and the barns were renovated in the late-'80s, early-'90s

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-and we moved in in 1993, the beginning of '93.

-What about you, Theresa?

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-I moved in two years ago having sold my house...

-Right.

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..downsizing, so I'm now looking... eventually I'm intending to get a small bungalow for my husband and I.

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-So what sort of money are you looking at raising?

-Anything up to £1,000 would be marvellous.

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If you can get £1,000 between you and Paul, I'll be delighted.

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-Yeah?

-But it's all down to you.

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-Oh, dear!

-No pressure!

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Fortunately, the pressure isn't all on me.

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These impressive rooms look as if they'll offer up plenty of collectables

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for Paul to assess in the hope of making the £1,000 target.

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The money is for a special treat for a family member. We'll find out more later.

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And it seems something belonging to Anne-Marie's husband, James, is the first thing to catch Paul's eye.

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So any sign of Paul?

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-Mr Hayes?

-Oh, here he is.

-Ah.

-Sorry, I was miles away there for a minute.

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I'm just reminiscing...enjoying the whole scene here.

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Stirling Moss, 1957, the winner of the Pescara Grand Prix, isn't it amazing?

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How fantastic! I mean, how have you got hold of this?

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James bought the picture originally 20 years ago.

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Stirling Moss was staying in the hotel in Chester that James worked at

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and Sir Stirling Moss needed directions to Chester train station one day,

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and he said, "I'll give you directions to Chester train station providing you sign my picture."

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-And he did?

-And that's what he did.

-Do you know what he paid for it?

-I'm not sure, no, I don't know.

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Paul, what do you think it might be worth?

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You've certainly added value by having his signature there, fantastic story,

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but without the signature, it's a limited edition print by Tony Smith - there's only 600 -

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this is number 497,

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but unscrupulous people can take photographs and reproduce them

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so what you look for is the watermark there,

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that embossed mark, that's only on the originals.

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Tony Smith is very famous, actually, in the contemporary art market.

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He did lots of railway pictures, militaria, sporting prints like this one.

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They tended to be in limited numbers and what I like about him is he signs his work at the bottom here

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but also there's a freehand sketch in the other corner,

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but above there is the words "Sir Stirling Moss".

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He signed it. Fantastic!

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That really has, to me, added value tremendously to the picture.

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How much is it worth, a rough estimate?

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If I put this in at between

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£80 to maybe £120 and I think if you get two racing fans

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who really take a shine to it, I think it could take off. It could be pole position!

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-OK, so are you pleased with that?

-I am, yes.

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And how are you going to explain this to James?

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-I'll tell him I've dropped it!

-Excellent!

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Well, let's just make sure we don't drop it before it gets to auction

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-and see if we can find anything else before the young man comes home from work. Come on.

-Dear me!

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Of course, Anne-Marie is just pulling our leg.

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Husband James has obviously agreed to let this picture go.

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Mum Theresa has been busy with her search

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and unearths this set of cufflinks which belong to Anne-Marie's father-in-law.

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They're nine carat gold and probably date from the 1930s.

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Paul values them at a glistening £30 to £50.

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-Look at this, Paul.

-Ah?

-Look what I've got here.

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There we are, let's take the weight off our feet for a minute.

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That looks like a nice interesting box.

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-Are these things you've inherited, then, bits and pieces?

-Yes, bits and pieces.

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I'll tell you what has taken my eye - this little locket.

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This is a beautiful locket, what you'll find in the Victorian times.

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The bird symbol, can you see the little engraving of the bird?

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That represents the soul, and they were often given to people who were parted,

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You'd give that to your loved one,

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with a photograph of yourself inside it, and it would be kept

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until you got back together again. Is this gold?

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-Let's have a look.

-I think it's gold.

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Right, actually it says that it's nine carat back and front, can you see that. Back and front?

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-Yes, I can.

-That's rolled gold. Have you heard that expression?

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-Rolled gold.

-It's metal in the middle, but just like a gold flash on it, but very nice, very attractive.

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It's a nice little lot, this. You've got some coins here.

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This one's from John F Kennedy, it's a celebration coin, this is solid silver, this one.

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This was un-circulated, this coin, and it's 1965 and it's the half dollar.

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That's solid silver, quite collectable and you've got some enamel badges.

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You've got something here for everybody.

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If you said £20 to £30 for your locket,

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a fiver each for your lighters,

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£5 or £10 for your coin, you've got your bracelet.

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I think you've got a parcel here £70 to £100. How does that sound?

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Excellent, that's fine.

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Anne-Marie digs out a selection of character jugs

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which were collected by her father-in-law.

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Some of them are by Royal Doulton, but Paul says

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they're not as fashionable as they once were, and gives the lot

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a £100 to £150 price tag.

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Well, we still have a long way to go if we're to reach our £1,000 target,

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but while Paul gets his hands on some more collectibles,

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I've popped outside with the ladies of the house.

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Now, this is wonderful. You've got a fantastic view,

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loads of land and this pagoda for having parties.

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Many a party. Many a party, yes, indeed.

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Tell me a little bit about your 60th birthday party.

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My daughter, Amanda, unfortunately, at the beginning of the evening,

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fell over and broke her arm in three places.

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Gosh, that was really unfortunate for her, so what happened next?

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We were going to Jamaica, 16 of us going to Jamaica the week after

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and she had to go into hospital to have an operation,

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she couldn't come with us to Jamaica because she was just so ill and in such a lot of pain

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so we had to set off, all of us, leave her behind, and James's sister was wonderful.

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She looked after Amanda and we took her children amongst us and it was really sad.

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It sort of spoilt the holiday a bit that she wasn't there.

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-So what is it that you'd like to do for her?

-Just to do a surprise for her.

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Well, we definitely need to raise that money,

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so shall we go back indoors and see what else we can find to sell? Come on.

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Whilst we've been busy chatting, Paul has been busy rooting through a chest of drawers

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where he finds this wristwatch by the Swiss maker, Tissot.

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Theresa bought this one as a present for her husband, Michael,

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back in 1970,

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and Paul values it at £50 to £80.

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Hi, Paul, I've come across a handbag here. It doesn't really hold that much.

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It holds quite a lot, actually! That's quite decorative, where's that from?

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We were on holiday, my husband and I, in Burma,

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we were on the cruise ship The Road to Mandalay,

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part of Orient-Express, which my husband works for,

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-and we were travelling along the Irrawaddy River.

-I know it well!

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However, one of the excursions that we did was to go inland

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and we watched numerous craftsmen

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creating various pieces of jewellery, handbags,

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various other artefacts, for the tourists and for export.

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-Craftsmanship is so underrated when you get out to the Orient.

-It is.

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Fantastic. Just look at the detail of that, isn't it wonderful?

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It's like the garden of paradise, all these profuse roses and decoration and this floral display

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and that's been done by hand, someone's actually traced that.

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It was done by hand, they traced it out.

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Can you imagine even doing one of these floral decorations here?

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It must take hours just to make one piece.

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This is quite a 20th century design, this handbag, it's quite large.

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Most purses, as they started out, of course,

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they were very small indeed and they were often cloth and they would be hidden underneath a lady's garments

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but when thinner dresses came out, the days of the flappers in the 1920s,

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they started to wear these decorative purses and they became larger

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and became the handbags that we know today.

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You've got two people who potentially would buy this.

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Anybody that's interested in fashion, handbags, collecting.

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It's a great talking point. You'd look the bee's knees, out with that.

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-I don't think anybody would use it.

-It needs cleaning.

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It needs a bit of cleaning, but not too often, because it's nice condition,

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nice patina on it, but the workmanship on this is fantastic.

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So, if I said £60 to £100, does that sound reasonable to you?

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Yes, that's reasonable.

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Well, as a bit of a handbag collector myself,

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I can't wait to see how well this performs on auction day.

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And I can start the bidding at 65. Any advance on £65?

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Take 70 now. Bidding or not?

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How high does it go?

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80. 5. 90.

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Find out what it sells for later.

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Our rummage in North Wales continues and there's more evidence

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of Anne-Marie's husband James's interest in motor racing

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when Theresa spies this framed print of racing driver Ayrton Senna in the 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix.

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Sadly, a year after this, he was killed in a crash

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but is regarded as one of the best drivers of all time.

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Paul values it

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at £80 to £120.

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Meanwhile, I'm in the sitting room, where I find this pair of Royal Doulton jugs

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which belong to James's grandfather and have been passed down through the family.

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Paul thinks they should fetch between £30 and £40.

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Paul, I've got some Beatrix Potter items here.

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Ah, now, then. So are you a Beatrix Potter fan, then?

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I can appreciate they are pretty and I like Beatrix Potter but no,

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they were christening presents that the children received.

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Isn't that amazing? Every child in the 20th century

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has been associated with Beatrix Potter at some point.

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She was an amazing author. What I love about her, actually,

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at the time there were very few female authors and legend has it,

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I don't know whether she was the very first or certainly one of the first

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to have animals in a human-like role. So the Tale Of Peter Rabbit,

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you know, the rabbit dressed in a coat and trousers, that was different at the time

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but apparently what happened, she wrote some letters to her niece or her nephew

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and those letters were picked up upon and of course they got printed and the rest is history.

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It's one of the biggest-selling books of all time and it's a fantastic success story.

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These were originally made by Beswick and they came out in the 1950s

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and the rarer example has a gold back stamp.

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They were the very first ones. So if this brown writing, if that was to shine like a gold back stamp,

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they're the ones that people go for. But you're looking maybe £8 to £12 apiece, sort of thing.

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-I like this one, because it's musical, isn't it?

-We've a number of musical figurines.

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That adds a little extra value.

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I can imagine that being fairly expensive when it was bought, so that adds to the value.

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Could this little parcel go here?

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Yes. There are many more items as well, which I can find.

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That's a nice little collection.

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-If I said £30 to £50?

-Mm-hm.

-Great.

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OK, if you do find any more, let me know and we'll adjust the total.

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-Add to it, yeah. Great, thank you.

-Let's keep looking.

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I've spotted this collection of tables, bought in Hong Kong

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by Anne-Marie's father-in-law back in the 1950s.

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Furniture like this is usually quite popular at auctions

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so Paul's given the set a price tag of £50 to £80.

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We're coming to the end of our time here with Anne-Marie and mum, Theresa,

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but not before they turn up this mixed box of items,

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including coins, cigarette lighters, necklaces and cameo bracelets.

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Once we've managed to sort this lot out, they should fetch around £50 to £80 at auction.

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We're pulling out all the stops before time runs out

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and it looks like Anne-Marie and Theresa may have just unearthed something rather special.

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Paul... Lorne, Paul, come and see what we have here.

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-Let's have a look.

-Oh, my goodness!

-Gosh!

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Oh! Good grief!

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-Who's is that lot?

-Is this James's?

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No, no, no, this is my father's.

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My word! Well, this has got to be worth something surely, Paul?

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Oh, definitely. These small cars are always collectable.

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-Do you know how many there are altogether?

-There's 48 in each box.

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These are really collectable. Originally they would have been issued in a matchbox,

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and people look for boxed in mint condition, that's the highly collectable area

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that you can find with these cars, but these are nicely presented.

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These carrying cases are very unusual and to have so many in a collection,

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this would create quite a lot of interest.

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When you mention sort of 48, if it's 480, but if I said

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£300 to £500 as a lot to give them a chance, how does that sound?

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I think he would like to get at least £500.

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OK, so if we put a reserve of £500 on them and see how they go.

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Does that sound all right to you?

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Gosh, I would have thought so. There's so many, aren't there?

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-But we have run out of time for rummaging in your lovely, lovely house.

-Oh.

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Now, you wanted £1,000, didn't you?

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The value of everything that's going to auction comes to £930.

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-Wow.

-Fantastic for just stuff that's lying around!

-Yes, wonderful!

-That's great!

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Although he was trying to contain himself,

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I've rarely seen Paul get quite so excited about a find

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on Cash In The Attic as he did when he saw those vintage toy cars.

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This must surely bode well for the auction.

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And here's a reminder of some of the other things

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that will be going along too.

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At £80 to £120 that print signed by motor racing legend, Stirling Moss,

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should prove a real winner on the day.

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I love that beautiful vintage Burmese handbag.

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At £60 to £100, let's hope someone in the sale room does too.

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And at £100 to £150, I think we'll be toasting that quirky collection

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of Toby and character jugs when they go under the hammer.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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Paul reveals his level of bedtime reading when some Beatrix Potter figures go up for sale.

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I felt like I was in Mr McGregor's garden!

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And why are we all so excited when the Matchbox box cars sell for way under their estimate?

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-Yes, there you go.

-£70.

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Ha, that's excellent.

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All will be revealed when the final hammer falls.

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We had a great day when we visited Anne-Maria and her mum, Theresa.

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They have a fantastic house, we found lots of lovely items

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to bring here, to Frank Marshall Auction Rooms in Knutsford.

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They're looking to raise around £1,000

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so that Anne-Marie's sister, Amanda, can have a special treat

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as she missed out on the Jamaican holiday for her mum's 60th birthday.

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Let's just hope the bidders are feeling very enthusiastic when our items go under the hammer today.

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This auction takes place twice a month in the distinguished setting of a former schoolhouse.

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It looks set to be a busy day and the bidders are already taking their seats

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as we find Anne-Marie and Theresa.

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-Good morning, ladies.

-Hi.

-You got here OK?

-Yes, thank you very much, yes.

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Seen anything you want to buy?

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A couple of things. We'll have to sit on our hands, I think.

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Paul's got some news about some of the things you're selling.

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The auctioneer has a specialist that comes in to look at all the toys that they have

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-and he's picked out 200 rare examples.

-Wow, that's huge!

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Those 200 have gone off to the specialist, they'll get appraised separately,

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and what he suggested we do is what's left, we'll try and get to £300 and he'll split them up into four lots,

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so it's quite confusing, but all the best ones are somewhere else, not to be sold here today.

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-So are you ready for today?

-Certainly am!

-Looking forward to it.

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The auction has started, it's very frantic. Shall we go and get in position?

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-Yes.

-Come on.

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There's one lot that is not being sold today,

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the nine-carat gold cufflinks, which belong to Anne-Marie's father in law.

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Fortunately they aren't too valuable,

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but it does mean we're £30 to £40 down already.

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The first lot of Anne-Marie's to be sold is that splendid painting

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by Tony Smith of a vintage racing car

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and it comes with two equally splendid signatures.

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What do we want for this one?

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We're looking at £80 to £120. I've put that estimate because it's signed by Stirling Moss.

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It actually says in the description, "The greatest driver never to win the World Championship"

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-and I agree there!

-What an accolade!

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Where are we going to be for this?

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40 I've seen, at 40, the lady's bid at 40.

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Come on, it's cheap at that, at £40? If we keep shouting and keep moaning, they bid in the end!

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At £40. Anybody else? I'll take another five, quickly, come on.

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At £40, the bid's in the room. Any advance on 40?

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-HE BANGS GAVEL

-So that sold for £40, which is quite a disappointment, really, isn't it!

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It is, but then so was losing his race!

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That's not a great start.

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There can't be any motor racing enthusiasts here

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as the Ayrton Senna print suffers the same fate.

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At £30, any advance, now?

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Maiden bid will take it, then. At £30.

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HE BANGS GAVEL

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Let's hope for a better result with the next item.

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Anne-Marie's solid silver handbag,

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which she bought on holiday in Burma.

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Paul has estimated £60 to £100 for it.

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OK, do you have your handbags ready?

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We're not going to dance around them today, if that's what you're waiting for!

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We're not, but this is such an unusual handbag.

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Solid silver, it's almost like a box, isn't it?

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-Like a picnic hamper.

-Start the bidding at 65. Any advance on £65?

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Take 70 now. Bidding or not?

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70. 5.

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-Come on!

-80. 5.

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90. 90 is the lady's bid, at £90.

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Anybody got 5? At £90.

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Any more quickly? Lady's bid on my left, then, at 90, any advance. Here to sell, nice little bag for £90.

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I sell it, then.

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HE BANGS GAVEL

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-Yay!

-Now, there's someone with exquisite taste.

-Take her lipstick.

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£90 - that's very respectable, isn't it?

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Very good lipstick!

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-Yes, quite.

-You didn't leave your lipstick in there, did you?

-No!

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That's more like it. £30 over Paul's lowest estimate.

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Next is a mixed lot, containing brooches, coins and lighters

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and are estimated at £70 to £100.

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30.

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-Anybody got 20 for me?

-Come on!

-Come on!

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-Here we go, 20's here.

-20, take 2.

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At £20. Seated bid at 20.

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Come on, worth a little more, surely! At £20.

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Is there a 2? 2.

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25... 25, shakes his head. 25 the seated bid.

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Any advance, come on! Anybody else? At £25.

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I'm selling, though, at 25.

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That's such a shame, and our second mixed lot,

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including that gold locket, also failed to attract the bidders...

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Seated bid, then,

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at £28.

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-Here to go at 28.

-HE BANGS GAVEL

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..selling for just over half its lower estimate.

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With half our lots sold,

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we've made just £213.

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With a sizeable £1,00 target,

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we'll need our luck to improve, and fast.

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If you'd like to try raising money by selling at auction,

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bear in mind you will be charged various fees, including commission.

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Now, these vary from one sale to another so it's always best to check with the sale room in advance.

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Next to try its luck is the Tissot wristwatch,

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valued at £50 to £80.

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-Whose was this?

-This was my husband's.

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Right, OK.

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I bought this for him. We've been married 40 years, so I bought this for him about 35 years ago.

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Oh, how wonderful.

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He doesn't wear a lot of jewellery, he's not one for jewellery, so he didn't wear it very much.

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So he decided that it was fine for it to come here?

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That, again, has been lying in a drawer for 25 years.

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Start the bidding at 50, somebody.

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50.

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We have 50. 55. 60.

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65 here.

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65 in the room. At 65.

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Anybody got 70 now?

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At 65. On my left at 65. Anybody got 70?

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At 65.

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Last chances at 65.

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-There we go.

-That's all right.

-£65, are you happy with that?

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-That's all right, that's very good.

-Good, good.

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That's more like it.

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Will our luck continue with the 12 character jugs?

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We're looking for £100.

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12 of them. £100, surely.

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100?

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80, let's go.

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60, then? 60, thank you. £60 I'm bid.

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Take 5. At £60, are we all done?

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You're bidding 5. 65.

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Are you bidding, sir? 70. £70.

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Any more, then, at 70? Take another 5, they're still cheap. 75. £80.

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Come on! 85. 90.

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£90, she shakes her head at 90. Gentleman's bid standing at 90.

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Another five surely won't do any harm.

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Selling at 90.

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That was slow to start, but we got £90, didn't we?

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So close - just £10 under Paul's estimate,

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but at least they've gone at a relatively good price.

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Next up is the Beatrix Potter collection

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that were christening presents for Anne-Marie's four children.

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-What do we want for this lot?

-Looking for about £30, but there's nine items here, isn't there.

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There's Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter. There we go, OK!

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-That's almost us.

-Say no more. Yes!

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Start me at 30. 30. 20.

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Come on, £20. Anybody got it?

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15, then.

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15 I've seen. 15. 18 where? 18.

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20. 22.

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22 only. Any advance? I'll take 5. 25.

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Come on, 25. 8, 28. 30 now?

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30. £30, take 2?

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32. Try 5. 35.

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Come on, it's only money! At £35 in the middle there. Any more?

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At £35 in the centre of the room.

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-Yay, there you go!

-Hey, well done!

-That's good.

-35. Phwoar!

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-That was hard work!

-It was hard work, wasn't it, yes!

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-It was like extracting teeth!

-Yeah.

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I felt like I was in Mr McGregor's garden!

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Don't worry, Paul, you can have your afternoon nap fairly soon.

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There's another few pounds in the pot

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when the pair of Royal Doulton jugs go under the hammer.

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At 40 I sell, then.

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-That's good, really.

-That's really good.

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That's great, and there was more than one person bidding for those.

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Well, you can't say fairer than that.

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Spot on the top estimate of £40.

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And finally, it's the big one.

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The Matchbox cars.

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Remember, 200 rare models have been taken away by a dealer

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for a specialist auction

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but this still leaves over 1,000 cars to sell now.

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Our next lot is really important for us.

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It's all the Matchbox toys, many of which are in their cases. The auctioneer has broken down.

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I don't mean the auctioneer has broken down in a corner somewhere or that the cars have.

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But of course, he's broken them down to four big lots.

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All done, then, at £70. Selling, then, at 70.

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-£70.

-That's what we wanted.

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That's a good result. If we keep this up,

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we should almost hit Paul's lowest estimate for the whole lot.

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At £90. The bid's on the left at £90.

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-Excellent!

-55, 60, 5, 70.

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70 bid. At 70. On my left now at £70.

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You're out at the back. 70 on the left here. Any advance on 70?

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-At £50, then. I'm selling them at 50.

-There you go!

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That's a little bit less than what we were looking for.

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Well, we had four lots there, and together,

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those four lots made £280.

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-There you go.

-There you go.

-So that's not bad, is it?

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My husband will be very pleased with that,

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I'm sure he will.

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But let's not forget that we still have to wait for the sale

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of the really collectable Matchbox toys from the specialist dealer.

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He's taken them away and they won't know the full price yet

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for a few weeks, but how have we done without those cars?

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I hope I have news that Anne-Marie and Theresa will be pleased to hear.

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I've just taken the figures from today and you've made £723!

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-Oh, wow!

-Fantastic.

-I'm really surprised.

-I'm surprised how that's added up.

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-Very, very surprised.

-It's more than I thought.

-That's marvellous.

-It is.

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Well, that specialist sale brought in another £1,100,

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which brings their final total to a whopping £1,823!

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So what will they buy Amanda with the proceeds?

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She hurt her arm and has had three operations on it

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and she can't use a manual car, so we're looking for an automatic car for her,

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so we can get her mobile again, because we're really fed up transporting her everywhere!

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She's driving us mad in more ways than one!

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Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune.

Anna Marie Humphreys and her mother, Theresa, want to raise money to buy a special present for Anna Marie's sister Amanda. Lorne Spicer and Paul Hayes help search their beautiful home in north Wales to find valuables to sell at auction.


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