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Welcome to the program that takes treasure hunting out of the world of fiction and makes it a reality
as we hunt for gems in the homes of people that we can take to auction
and hopefully make a tidy sum for their owners,
because you just never know what you're going to find
when you start to rummage on Cash In The Attic.
Coming up on Cash In The Attic,
we go large with a stunning piece of Carlton Ware.
Flipping 'eck, Jack!
That's a bit big for your cornflakes in the morning, isn't it?
And we downsize with some Royal Doulton Toby jugs.
Unless my eyes deceive me, I have to say that what I'm looking at here
has to be the smallest Toby jug I've ever, ever seen!
I have to agree with you, he certainly is!
But will the bidders have a healthy appetite for our collectables come auction day?
£420. 450, new man.
Find out as the hammer falls.
Today I'm in the Yorkshire Dales at the village of Colburn
and I'm about to meet a man
who has a talent for building,
a passion for his local football team, and a really big heart.
80-year-old football fanatic Jack Elliott
began an apprenticeship in carpentry when he was just 14
and over the years he added building, architecture and teaching to his list of qualifications.
He met the love of his life, Joyce, when he was 17,
they enjoyed the next 60 years together, and have four children.
In 1984 Jack put all his handiwork skills to the test
when he single-handedly built their dream home in North Yorkshire.
He even landscaped the garden himself.
Sadly, Joyce passed away three years ago
and Jack has decided that the time has come for a bit of a clear out.
His daughters Ruth and Lynne are in to help,
as is the Cash In The Attic team.
Jack and your two daughters, Lynne and Ruth,
are you thinking of going fishing?
-We could do that here!
-You made this pond, didn't you, Jack?
-And behind you, the house that Jack built.
It is indeed.
I'll talk to you about that later,
because you're something of a master craftsman, I'm told.
Some people think so.
Now, why did you call in Cash In The Attic, Jack?
Because I thought it was a good idea to put something back
into all the different groups that brought my wife and I happiness.
-And how much do you think that's going to take?
-So you're something of a collector then, Jack?
-Well, I have been.
-Ah, yes, I think...
-I would say so!
-I would say so, yeah!
A lot of dusting to do.
Well, it sounds as if you've got a house full of stuff in there,
and I tell you who else is there at the moment, I didn't just come myself,
I brought Jonty Hearnden with me, who knows a thing or two about collectables.
-So, shall we go into the house and find him and see what he's come across?
I'm really looking forward to hearing
more about the different groups that Jack is hoping to raise money for.
I know his beloved football team is going to be one of them.
Now, his daughters did say there are plenty of items in the house
that need dusting, and they're not wrong!
Every shelf is crammed full of them.
Now, this is good news for us and I know that our expert
is going to be delighted to see such a wealth of goodies.
And it hasn't taken long for something to catch his eye.
Well, you could hardly miss it!
-There you go. Hi, Jonty!
-Look at this.
-Flipping 'eck, Jack!
That's a bit big for your cornflakes in the morning!
-Whatever made you buy that?
-Well, I thought my wife would like it
and I bought it specially for a special present for her.
-Why did you think she might like it?
Because she's actually steeped in history and I'd already bought
Toby jugs with King Henry and his six wives
and I thought this would match that quite nicely.
You're absolutely right. It's absolutely stunning,
but the great thing about this punchbowl, is the fact that it's
a limited edition bowl and if we look at the information on the underside,
because all the information is here,
is that this bowl is one of 250, and this is number 18,
but the great news is that this bowl was made by Carlton Ware,
and Carlton Ware are highly desirable, very collectable,
so that's incredibly good news for us.
The most important thing to really appreciate about this
is that all the decoration,
all the coloured decoration on this bowl would all be hand done,
so there's an awful lot of detail.
I mean, just look at the great man himself.
Look at all the detailing there.
You bought this at auction, didn't you, Jack? How much did you pay?
I paid £500 and I thought that it was worth every penny
because my wife would really adore it.
Well, I think you paid a lot of money for it and it's such a lovely thing
that you've said that,
but at auction I would say something like £300 to £400.
-Would you be happy with that?
I'm sure my wife would be happy being as we're contributing something to the church.
Let's go and see what we can add to it to take to auction.
Come on, Jack.
A terrific start to our day here in North Yorkshire.
However, the church is going to be just one of many recipients
of Jack's auction earnings, so we'll need to find lots more collectables.
Ruth has started her search in the kitchen and she digs out a reallypretty porcelain bowl
that she remembers once belonging to Jack's Aunt Nellie.
It was made in France by Sampson of Paris
and is in the Chinese famille rose style.
Jonty thinks the bidders will be happy to pay upwards of £60
for this quite charming piece.
-Ah, there you are, Lynne.
Ah, now is this obviously Dad's character jug collection?
-It is, yeah.
An amazing collection we've got here.
-It is, yeah.
-So how was this collection accumulated?
My mum took a liking to Toby jugs quite a long, long time ago
and whenever they were shopping
or out for the day, or on holiday,
any time they saw a Toby jug my dad would buy it for her.
Some people get diamond and jewels...
My mum got Toby jugs, yeah!
But I think it's charming. It sounds like your dad all over.
-It does, yeah. Indeed.
-Now, Lynne, unless my eyes deceive me,
what I'm looking at here has to be
the smallest Toby jug I've ever, ever seen!
I think he certainly is!
To be truthful, my dad would probably like to keep hold of that
because it is pretty special.
So, as far as value is concerned
I think the star items have to be Henry VIII and his six wives.
-Oh, I think so, I think so.
You know, somebody will really want those,
so, be it a collector or a dealer, that's a definite.
-But as a collection we're looking roughly, and I say roughly...
..between £250 and £350.
-And hopefully a lot more than that.
Oh, well, that would be good.
But will the bidders be fighting over those Toby jugs at auction?
We've got a really determined bidder at the back of the room here, Jack.
90. Five. 100.
Only time will tell.
Jack continues our rummage in the bedroom.
He pulls four framed landscapes
by the artist B Ward from the back of a wardrobe.
To Jack's surprise they turn out to be copies of originals,
but Jonty still values them at a healthy £50 to £70
so it's not all bad news.
We're off to a really good start here
in Jack's delightful home,
and there's lots of evidence around to show just how football mad he is.
Well, that's a nice thing to have, Jack,
"Colburn Town Football Club 2008-2009, Club Man, Jack Elliott."
-And another three to go with it.
-So this is THE football team, is it?
-This is the football team, yes.
You are passionate about football, aren't you?
I certainly am. I've had many, many happy hours watching both teams.
-So how did that start?
-I've always had an interest in football
and I think now I've been watching or playing football for 69 years.
Good heavens above! You met your wife playing footie, didn't you?
I certainly did. When I was about 18 I was selected to play
for the Under 18s in the district.
The first game, and I was playing on the wing when this girl was on
the touchline, and at the end of the match she asked me
-if I wanted to go to the cinema.
-She dated you, then?
She certainly did. It carried on for about three years and then we
got married and we were married for 55 years before I lost her.
And we travelled all over the world and enjoyed it.
So you lost your life companion and your travelling companion.
I certainly did. Yeah.
I'm sure Joyce will be with us on the day we go to auction, making sure we get really good prices
for everything that goes under the hammer.
-Shall we find Jonty and see what else he's found for us?
You know, I think Joyce would be really proud of Jack
and I do hope we can raise as much money as possible
for all his chosen charities.
Whilst we've been chatting, Jonty continued his search.
He spots a bookshelf
filled with a complete set of The Encyclopaedia Britannica.
They date from the 1880s and they were bought by Jack many years ago
as a present for Joyce.
Jonty thinks that this set of 35 volumes, complete with original bookshelf,
deserves to make upwards of £40 to £60 at auction.
Let's hope it makes a lot more.
-I think I've found some buried treasure.
-How about this?
-What's that, then?
-Have you seen this?
I do actually, I remember that.
My father bought it about 30 years or more ago at the local market.
It's a fob chain, although at the end of it,
rather than having a pocket watch...
-..we have a beautiful little sovereign holder.
So, inside we have this lovely gold sovereign, Queen Victoria's head on it. There we go.
And we should have a date on there.
There we go, 1889. There we go.
Oh, wow! I didn't realise it was that old.
-Are there any more in there?
-I'm afraid not, I'm afraid not!
But not only have we got a gold plated sovereign holder,
-but this is a lovely, solid, nine carat gold fob chain.
And every single link is marked to prove that it's gold.
-Now, as far as value is concerned
I think if we aimed at a low figure
we're going to get everyone frothing at the mouth
wanting to buy the gold, so it's a question of pitching it right.
-So I think if we go in as low as £120 to £150...
..then we should maybe even get up to £200 quite easily.
-Oh, OK. That'd be good.
-You happy about that?
Yeah. Might not put a smile on Queen Victoria's face,
but it will on mine.
Well, that's the most important thing,
and even more importantly, put a smile on Dad's face as well.
-Excellent. OK, let's carry on.
We're uncovering some fabulous items today in the house that Jack built.
It's a real testament to his construction skills.
He put in plenty of storage space
which he's certainly made the most of.
The cupboards are filled with items that he no longer uses,
like this old camera.
In fact, it's just one of many that he bought when he was planning to take up photography.
Then he became more interested in buying cameras
than taking photographs,
so they're off to auction with a very affordable £20 to £30 price tag.
In the dining room Jack's come across something that he hopes Jonty
-is going to find of interest.
-Jack, what have you got there?
Well, it's an old army belt from what I can believe.
-That's really interesting, isn't it?
-I've received it off my Uncle Christopher
who was in the First World War.
-It does look like a First World War belt, doesn't it?
We've got a belt here with this lovely leather pouch, but clipped
into the belt we've got all these cap badges. Did you collect these?
No, I didn't collect them. They were on the belt when I acquired it.
-Except that one which I did have added
from one of my relatives who was in the Black Watch.
Now, the interesting part about cap badges, the reason why we probably
still have cap badges today is when armies were being formed,
when they were developing, when they got larger
people needed to identify who was who,
so various groups had different metal in their caps or in their hats.
They may be numbered, they maybe have some kind of symbol,
but at least they could be identified on the battlefield.
The belt has seen slightly better days,
so it's the cap badges themselves that are desirable.
And, at auction we're looking, what? Between £30 and £40? Is that OK?
Oh, fine, fine, Jonty.
Excellent. Let's carry on searching.
So, it's off to auction for the First World War belt and cap badges.
Hopefully they'll be victorious there in a battle of the bidders.
As we continue to search Jack's home, Ruth has discovered
a very fine gold pocket watch that was made by Thomas Russell and son.
It's a fine example of a full huntsman
and it's not the only one that Ruth finds.
There are four more that Jack's collected over the years.
Jonty's very impressed
and thinks we'll easily reach his £250 to £350 estimate.
Having seen the amount of treasure that we found inside this extensive property,
I'm beginning to wonder if what Jack's built is a Tardis!
Jack, when I said right at the beginning
this is the house that Jack built, you literally did build it
from the foundations up, didn't you?
-Because you bought the land...
-You designed it yourself?
-So, tell me about all the doors and the windows,
because you made them, didn't you?
I made the doors and the windows,
put the roof on, central heating, gas, everything.
Marry me, Jack!
I need somebody like you round the house.
I've been waiting for an offer like that!
Ruth, what did you think when your dad said he was going to do this?
Well, to be honest, Angela, I don't think any of us were surprised
because my father's always got to have a project.
He just can't keep still.
From the moment he gets up until he goes to bed he's busy all day long.
We've now got two houses to choose from. Now, eenie meanee minee mo!
Which one shall we go and look at
for some more things to take to auction? Ruth, it's your turn.
Well, Jack really is a hugely talented family man and I know
that he's been Fan Of The Year at his football club four times!
I wonder how many times he's been Father Of The Year?
He certainly deserves it, his generosity knows no bounds.
In the hallway Lynne spots two landscape pictures
that she remembers hanging in her Great Aunt Nelly's house.
They're prints of originals by the artist David Bates
who had a successful career as a porcelain painter
for Royal Worcester
before making his name as a landscape artist.
Jonty's view is that, sadly, prints aren't that fashionable any more,
so his estimate is just £20 to £30.
Fortunately though, some things never go out of fashion.
So, what have we got in here, Jack?
Oh, hello, what's this?
Now, see, every small boy should have a train set.
Oh, and you've got more.
Crikey! A whole box of it here, look!
Is this all of yours, Jack?
No, it was my son in law's and he actually passed it down to his son
and now I think his son wants rid of it.
But I don't recognise that name at all. We should get Jonty to take a look at these.
Jonty, are you busy for a minute? Can you take a look at this?
-Oh, look at that.
Now, let's have a look. Can I have a look at this first of all?
Because this looks very interesting, here.
This is a German engine, which is very unusual.
And Lima were known for making very unusual train sets.
If you think about it, how commercial is a German diesel engine in Britain?
-I don't think very commercial at all.
-I mean, we all know about Hornby.
-Because Hornby of course made famous train sets, didn't they?
Well, where market leaders go of course other people follow
and Lima was a follower.
They were in business for about 50 years.
They started in 1950, but they've now gone out of business.
The boxes have seen better days.
So how much do you think we might get at auction?
We're looking at between £80 and £120, how about that?
Oh, I think that'll be fine.
We're on the right tracks, shall we see what else we can find?
-Full steam ahead.
We've found such a variety of items to take to auction, but with the day
drawing to a close there's just time for the one last sweep of the house.
-We've got these.
-This lovely little clock.
-And we've got also another couple.
-What do you know about the collection?
Not very much, except for my father bought them at a boot sale.
-And why did he buy them?
-Because of the name, because they're made by Elliott & Son.
So the family name and that's the connection.
-Is that a family member who made the clocks?
Well, what we're looking at here
is a little clock known as a carriage clock and all carriage clocks have a handle on the top.
And as the name suggests, carriage clocks were designed to be transported around.
It was your own personal timepiece.
Now, carriage clocks were so versatile, or so robust, that not only could you carry it this way,
-but you could also turn your clock upside down and it would still not miss a beat.
-And it would still go?
They were very fashionable in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
-But these, I think they're a little later...
Because most carriage clocks were a lot larger than this.
So, if you can see, we've got our three here,
you can see how similar they are in size,
but a regular carriage clock, a period carriage clock,
would be almost twice the size.
Now, the vast majority of them were made in France.
-So the movements more often than not were made in Paris.
And also made in France as well, but they were incredibly popular in the UK so a lot were exported to Britain.
-You're sure we can sell this collection?
-Well, let's tell the others the good news.
-Guys, come over here. Have a look at this.
-What is it, Jonty?
-It had better be something special because you've just interrupted us.
-It's very important.
We've got a collection of clocks to sell,
estimate at auction between £140 and £180.
I think we've had a pretty good day today.
-We've seen some lovely things and if we add that money
to everything else that Jonty's looked at
and we can conservatively take his lowest estimate on everything...
Now, £800 was the amount you wanted to raise for the three organisations within the village.
Well, I can tell you that we should be able to make £1,360!
That's not bad, is it?
-Not bad? Great!
-Great, well done.
We've had a delightful day in North Yorkshire with lifetime
football fanatic Jack Elliott and his two daughters Ruth and Lynne.
What an array of items we've amassed for auction.
There's the magnificent gold and silver pocket watches.
If the right buyers are in the room
these could soar through their £250 to £350 estimate.
The vast collection of character and Toby jugs.
Jack's wife loved them, we hope the bidders will.
We're looking for upwards of their £250 pricetag.
And who could forget the limited edition Carlton Ware punchbowl?
The workmanship is truly stunning,
but Jack paid more than Jonty's £300 estimate.
Will he make his money back on sale day?
Still to come on Cash In The Attic,
there's delight as some of our items prove highly popular in the saleroom.
-That's what you call a belter of a result!
And concern as to the desirability of others.
Did... Did you like them, girls?
I thought they were a bit, like, painting by numbers, personally.
But if they do well today I might like them more.
Will we make our target?
Be there when the hammer falls.
Well, it's been quite a while since we met Jack and his lovely daughters
in North Yorkshire and learnt of
the sad death of his beloved wife, but also of his plan to be able to
make a donation in her memory to some of the organisations with which she was involved.
So, we've brought all of his things here today
to Silverwoods in Clitheroe
and we should be able to make that £800 target of his - and some, perhaps.
This popular Lancashire auction house holds a sale of antiques,
collectables and furniture once a month and it's usually very well attended.
There seems to be an abundance of fine porcelain here today, which
means that our fabulous Carlton Ware punchbowl will be in good company.
-Henry and his wives!
-He looks a happy little soul there, Angela.
Well, so he should with all those women around him.
A nice piece for Jack to sell today.
Oh, yes. Really very good quality.
Estimate £300 to £400 in the catalogue, so I'm
hoping because it's rare and unusual that it will do well for Jack today.
-Jack and his daughters have just arrived, shall we go and meet him?
Tell him the good news about the bowl.
So, Jonty has high expectations for both the punchbowl and the Toby jugs,
and I hope he's right, because I'd love Jack to make as much money as he can.
There are so many causes that have meant so much to him and, of course, his dear late wife.
Hi, Jack, Lynne and Ruth.
Well, you've just got minutes to go and that'll be the last time you'll see that.
-How are you feeling about today?
-Oh, I'll be sorry to lose it, actually.
But you have got some terrific things coming up today and you
don't want to have to take any of them home with you, do you?
Not really, no.
-Especially the books!
Well, the saleroom is beginning to fill up, so shall we go and take our
places and keep fingers crossed for that £800 and some? Come on.
It looks like we've got a full house today, which is great news.
Already I've seen lots of people taking a close look at some of Jack's items, so let's hope that
they put their hands in the air when they come up for sale.
With resident auctioneer Wilf Mould in position and the sale underway
we take up our positions in time for our first lot.
It's the very elegant famille rose bowl made by Sampson Of Paris.
£60 to £80 on it, Jonty.
That's right. It's a very well travelled bowl. It was made in Paris, it's Chinese in style, rested its
lovely self in Yorkshire and now we're selling it in Lancashire, so it's just very well travelled indeed.
And who knows where it's going to go from here?
30, then? 20 quickly. £20.
£20 and two.
Oh, started at 20. Pretty low.
Anybody else then, now? At £20. And 22. Be quick then, now.
All quite sure this time at £20?
-That was a disappointment, wasn't it?
-Well, it's all right.
-You win some, you lose some.
Not the start we were hoping for,
but Jack and the girls don't seem to upset.
I think we'll just bank the money and move on.
I can only assume that the porcelain buyers were saving their
money for our next item, and what an item it is!
Well, it's Henry coming up now, Henry VIII and his six wives,
The auction room were hoping for good things from this.
Carlton Ware is a very collectable name
and it's very rare to see this bowl come up.
I've seen it once or twice, but only once or twice, so it's great to see it coming up again.
Right, a bit of a rarity.
Who will start me at what for this one? £100 and straight in.
100, any of you?
-Straight in at 100, Jack.
-110. 110. 120. 130? 130. 140 now.
-130 in the room.
We're looking for 140. At 130.
And 140 this time. 140. 150. 150.
160. At 150 away at the very back.
At 150. Where's 160 for this one?
-At £150. 160. 170.
-In the middle of the room, new bidder.
180. At £170 again at the back of the room.
We're nearly up to 200.
Plenty of room in this yet. At 170.
We're looking at 180 now. All quite sure at £170?
I'm disappointed by that.
You thought it was going to make a lot more than that.
Yes, yes, absolutely. Very disappointed.
It's fair to say that we had really high hopes for
the magnificent punchbowl, but sadly it wasn't to be.
I thought with all the porcelain here the collectors would be out in force.
If not, then we could be in trouble with our next lot,
the massive horde of Toby and character jugs.
Jack, your wife loved collecting Toby jugs, didn't she?
-She certainly did.
-And you had an amazing collection of them.
We've got 32 of them here today.
The auction house has actually split them up into three lots.
-But, Jonty, we're looking in total for at least £250, aren't we, for all of them?
That's the bare minimum we're hoping for, as well, so 250, 350.
350 sounds better.
-Doesn't it, yeah?
-In three lots we might manage to get that.
-That'd be good.
-But keep your eye on it.
Once the hammer comes down on the first one, the rest will come pretty quickly afterwards.
There are 14 of these. Right, £30 for all the lot. 30 and straight in.
30 bid, thank you. 30 and two.
At £30. And 32 now for all the 14 together.
-£30 for the jugs.
32. 35. 38? 38.
And 40 now? I've 38 up here. We're looking for 40 from anybody else.
All done at £38.
Start me at what for these? £80.
-£80 he's starting at.
Straight in at £50 this time, anywhere?
£50 here. 50 bid. 50 and five. 60.
Five. 65. 70 now. £70. 75.
80? At 75 at the back.
We've got a determined bidder at the back of the room.
-90. Five. 100.
-He's still nodding.
And ten. 120?
Now I've £110 at the back then.
At £110 anybody else quickly now?
All done at £110.
-110, that's good.
110 for the second lot. The next lot coming up now.
Right, lot 43 and you have Henry VIII and six wives.
There you go, all of the Royal Doulton character jugs in lot 43.
Start me at £100 again for this set.
100, any of you?
-100. 100 bid.
-100 we bid already.
At £100. 110. 120. 130. 140.
150. 160. 170? At 160 up here.
We're looking for 170. At £160.
Where is 170 this time then, now?
Are you all quite sure? All done at £160. 7162.
What a rollercoaster that was,
but we hit the middle of Jonty's estimate in the end.
There are sighs of relief all round as we have our first above estimate sale of the day.
Well, let's see if we can keep the momentum going with our next lot, Jack's cameras.
Did he ever actually take any pictures with them?
Well, the thing is I never remember my father taking a single photograph
and any photographs that were taken were never developed!
I think he's got masses of rolls of undeveloped film.
Perhaps we should get them developed one day and put them in auction!
Right, start me at what? £20 for this little lot?
Straight in at 20. 15. 18. 18. £20.
£20 and two. 22. 25. 25.
28. Quick as a flash, come on.
At £25. 28. Anybody else?
At 25. And 28 this time. 28.
£30. And two. At 30 with me.
-On the internet, they're bidding.
-At £30. And 32 online.
32. 35 now. At £32 on the screen.
It's going, all done.
£32. £2 over the top estimate, sold to a buyer online.
It feels like we've hit our stride, but I'll be interesting to see
how our next item fares because it's one of our more unusual lots.
The military belt is coming up now, Jack.
Just remind who this belonged to.
I think it was the great uncle's and he served in the First World War.
And it's decorated with all sorts of sort of army and RAF badges.
Did you never try and kid the daughters that they were yours?
Sometimes. I'd do anything for a laugh!
Straight in at 30. Or 20, then? 20 bid. 22. 25. 28. £30. 32.
Lots of bidders, lots of bidders.
Two. Five. Eight. 50. Five. 60.
-At 55 here. At 55.
-Listen to this!
Looking for 60 quickly. At 55. £60.
65. £70? At 65.
Where's 70 now for this little lot?
All done at £65, make no mistake.
That's what you call a belter of a result!
Yeah. How about that?
The belt belonging to Jack's great uncle
sells for over twice its lower estimate.
There must be plenty of militaria collectors in the room.
After a disappointing start, perhaps fortunes are about to change.
Let's hope that the upward trend continues with our next lot,
and it's one that has Jack's name written all over it.
Now, Jack this is the collection of your tiny little carriage clocks.
When did you first start collecting these?
I started collecting them when I first saw one at an auction sale...
I collected it because it is made by Elliott Brothers.
Because Eliot is your family name.
It would be nice to know if they were part of the same family.
I have no way of knowing.
It would be nice if he was.
£200 for the three.
200 quickly any of you? 150 then?
£50 apiece, can't be bad.
-50... 150, rather. 150 bid.
-We've got 150 already, Jack.
At 150 in the corner. 160 here. 170.
-200. 210. At 220, rather.
220. 250. 280.
-280. 300. And 20. 320. 350.
380. 400, sir. 400. And 20. 450.
No, at 420 away in the corner.
At £420. 450, new man. 480. 500.
-And 50. At £500.
Have another 50, your dad would.
At 550 now. All done at £500.
600. At £550, are you all done?
-They paid for the name!
An astonishing result!
Three times Jonty's top estimate!
If that doesn't make up for our earlier disappointments, then I don't know what will.
Well, you wanted £800 and we are only halfway through.
I think you're going to be able to give a few people quite a few
nice surprises, because so far you've made £1,145.
-Thank you very much.
Is that like scoring a hat trick?
-But we haven't finished, we're only halfway through,
so we've got more to go. If you've been inspired by Jack's progress and you're thinking of heading to
auction, then do remember that fees like commission
may be added to your bill, so please do check the details with your local auction house
first, to avoid any unwelcome surprises.
Auction houses will sometimes give items low estimate as a means of enticing buyers and Jonty's found
something in the catalogue that could be a good example of this.
What's got your rapt attention there, Jonty?
I'm just admiring this little screen.
I would suggest that this is an object that they would call
traditionally in an auction room like this a little sleeper.
In the catalogue it's estimated between £80 and £120,
but the more you look at this object the more you get out of it.
This relief work here is soapstone, which was very typical of oriental works like this.
The craftsmanship, the attention to detail, is exquisite, isn't it?
It's quite extraordinary. If you look closely, have a look at this prunus tree here and it twists and it turns
and here we see that we've got one bird suspended on the tree or sitting on the tree and one in flight.
You say you think it's going to be a sleeper, what do you reckon it might make?
Well, it's 80 to 120 in the catalogue.
I think that you could put a nought on the end of that.
More like 800 to 1,200.
-But watch this space.
We will. Well, Jonty wasn't wrong because that decorative screen sold for an incredible...
As the auction here in Lancashire continues, we retake our places just in time for the next lot.
It's the model trains and track which Jonty valued at £80 to £120.
Something of a family affair, Lynne,
because the train set that's coming up, this collection of
OO gauge model railways, the Hornby and everything else, actually belongs to your son?
-Yes, it does, yes.
-But you put a reserve on this.
We have, yes, because it was his grandmother that bought it for him,
so he doesn't want it to go for sort of less than she paid for it, really.
-And the reserve is?
OK, do we think we're going to make that, Jonty?
That should be fine. I'm pleased that's all been sorted out because I thought
the reserve was placed on there because Jack wanted to take them back home
and play with them, but...
And I'll start it straightaway at £80. £80. And 90. 85, rather.
90. Five. 95 in the room. 95.
And 100. At 95.
Where's 100 for this little lot?
At 95 we're looking... 100. 110.
-At 120 if you want.
120. 130, now?
At 120 back of the room.
At £120. And 130 this time.
-All done. 130. 140.
-Still going up!
140. 150 now? At £140. We're looking for 150 this time.
-All done at 140.
That was full steam ahead on that, wasn't it?
Well done. That is such a great start to the second half.
We know that Jack's already exceeded his target,
but each sale will be adding more money to his great causes.
So, how will this next lot do?
It's the set of Victorian Encyclopaedia Britannicas
with their original bookshelf.
-Who will start me at what for it? £100 for the outfit.
-Oh, it's 100 for it!
-100 any of you?
100? 80, then?
Well, go on, I'll take 50.
50 bid. Five. 60. Five.
90. 95. 100. And ten. 120. 130.
I'm not taking them home!
-140. 150 again.
It'll do you good. 150.
160. At 150 up here.
At £150. All done at 150 this time.
Well, we had 40 to 60 on it so we've made more than double that, Jonty.
I'm really pleased about that.
I think Jack is, too.
His lot are certainly popular here at the moment.
Next we've got the quartet of landscapes by the artist B Ward.
When you stand them together side by side they make a panorama, so will the bidders like the view?
Did... Did you like them, girls?
I thought they were a bit like painting by numbers, personally.
But if they do well today, I might like them more.
Exactly. Well, what have you put on these, Jonty?
-Around £50. The lower end of the estimate is £50, so £50 to £70, that sort of area, hopefully.
Start me at £60 for the four. £60.
That's still cheap at £60, isn't it?
50, quickly? 30?
-Oh, come on!
Two pairs of prints.
Go on, I'll take 20.
20, any of you?
£20, come on. What can you buy for £20?
-Our luck's running out, Jack.
Any of you? ten I'm bid. ten and 12 if you like.
At £10 bid. And 12 for these.
At £12 bid. And £12 anybody else then, now? All quite sure?
And a maiden bid of a tenner.
At least we're not taking them home.
But you don't have to take them home.
That was a bit disappointing,
but hopefully we'll be back on track with the next lot.
We have some more prints now.
This time a pair by the artist David Bates.
The estimate £20 to £30.
Now, Jack, what we're selling now are the prints, which I think
at one point you thought that they were original watercolours?
I did, yes, but I've been told since that they're prints,
but they're quite old prints, actually.
Well, therefore, you're reluctant to let them go now?
If the price was right I think I'd
let them go all right.
Two nice prints for you there. £50 for the pair.
-50 any of you? 30, then?
-They're definitely worth that.
-20 for the pair of Bates prints.
20 bid. 20 and two.
At £20. Where is 22 for these?
Oh, they're worth more than that.
At £20 sat down. At £20. 22. 25. 28.
At £25. And 28 now.
At 25. And 28 be quick.
All done at 25. And his number is...
Right in the middle, you said £20 to £30.
But I would have loved to have more for you.
-But that's what they were worth, really, Jack, sorry.
And it was bang in the middle of Jonty's estimate.
To complete our day we have three lots in quick succession consisting of our gold and silver items.
Now the auction house has decided to divide up our pocket watches into two separate lots, so we've got one
for the silver watches, a second for the gold watches, plus our gold sovereign in case,
and to finish off we have that magnificent nine carat gold chain now as a standalone piece.
So, what's going to happen this time again is that it's going to be fast and furious,
but hopefully what we're going to get is, what,
something in the region of £350 in total for them?
-We should do, we should do.
-Nice little package is this.
Start me at £120. 120, any of you? £100, then?
Come on, come on, come on, come on!
70 bid. 70. And five.
At £70. And 75. 75. £80. 85.
-And 90. 95. 100. 110.
120. 130. At 130. 140. 150.
At 140 away right. At £140.
-We're looking for 150 this time for this little lot. 150.
170 now. At £160 on the side.
We're looking for 170, quickly. All done at 160.
Here we go, here comes the next one.
130 with me. 130. 140 now.
I've a... 140. 150. 160.
160 at the back of the room. 170.
180. At 170.
And 180 where else, then? At £170.
And 180. 180 on the screen. 190.
200 again. At £190.
We're looking for 200 quickly.
All done at 190. 200. 220.
-It's heart in the mouth stuff, isn't it?
-It certainly is!
250 it'll have to be.
All done at £220.
-The Albert chain now coming up.
-And I'll start this straightaway at £100.
-He's in at 100.
110. 120? 120. 130. 140. And 50.
It's like being on a seesaw, isn't it?
170. 180? 180. 190. 200.
-I never expected this!
-200. And 20.
-250? 250. 280. 300.
-I'll need security to take me home!
350? 350. 380 now.
At £350 now. All done at 350.
That made you £730!
What a terrific way to finish off!
I think we're all very keen to know what the final figure is.
You wanted to raise £800 in total.
You have made almost three times that.
You've made £2,200, Jack!
-You'll definitely get Supporter Of The Year this year!
-You always do!
I think you've done so well that you can definitely sign Wayne Rooney and
-possibly build the new stadium, as well.
-Thank you, Jonty.
-Not at all!
-Thank you, Angela.
Thank you, love.
Well done, well done.
Three weeks after that terrific day Ruth is accompanying Jack to the
home ground of his beloved Colburn Town Football Club.
They're donating the proceeds from the sale to the three charities
-that meant so much to both Jack and Joyce.
-His dream has come true.
This is what he really wanted.
And also my mum passed away four years ago and part of this was in her memory.
Having raised over £2,000, Jack is delighted to be handing over three separate cheques
-to huge three hugely grateful beneficiaries, his local church...
-Right, Ken and Doreen,
I'm very pleased to be able to present you with this cheque on behalf of myself and my wife.
-Well done, Jack!
-The village drama group...
-There you are, all the best.
And, of course, Jack's team, Colburn Town Football Club.
Well done, Jackie, lad!
I've always been told by my mother that it's better to give than to receive.
Just makes me feel so proud.
I've got a fantastic father who would do anything for anybody.
All the boys in the football team absolutely worship him.
Well, Jack certainly had a grin that spread from ear to ear
throughout that auction, and well he might have, because it was such a
terrific result for him and the family. Nearly three times what he originally intended to raise.
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