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Series looking at the value of household junk. A mother and daughter seek to clear out their clutter and raise money to buy stylish new outfits for a family wedding.


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Hello, and welcome to Cash In The Attic.

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You know, it's always a problem when you downsize into a smaller house.

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What do you do with all the stuff that you've got from the big house?

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Well, the family that we're about to meet have got a house absolutely full of furniture and collectables.

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Are they going to be able to turn it into much-needed cash?

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We're about to find out.

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Coming up on Cash in the Attic, our family hits the jackpot with an Edwardian watch fob.

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This one looks like it's solid gold!

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'Paul proves that the nicest things can come in small packages.'

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Does that come as a surprise?

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-Yes.

-A tiny little thing.

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Don't faint now, here we are.

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'And we take a few knocks at auction.'

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-Oh, no.

-45!

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-For all three!

-Dear me!

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'Find out what happens when the hammer falls.'

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Today, I'm in South Yorkshire, near Barnsley,

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and I'm about to meet a mother and daughter who need some help

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with a really big clear-out.

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'Meet three generations of the Bottomley family.

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'There's Marilyn, Madeleine, and the latest, Madeleine's daughter Lily.

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'Marilyn's lived in Barnsley all her life,

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'and she thinks there's no better place to raise a family.

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'And it's clear family is a top priority for everyone here.

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'Marilyn and her partner Paul have recently started caring for his mother, Margaret.

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'As a result, they've acquired a lot of extra belongings.

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'Today, I'm joined by antique expert Paul Hayes,

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'who is all set to start looking for some good collectables and other objects to take to auction.'

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Room for me in here?

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-Hi.

-We've got granny, daughter and granddaughter.

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Well, I'm guessing you must be Lily.

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-That's right.

-You must be Madeleine.

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And Marilyn.

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How are we going to help you? Where's all this stuff come from?

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Paul's mum and dad's house.

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Unfortunately, Paul lost his dad, and so we had to empty it.

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So we've ended up with our garage full of items, and Madeleine's garage full of items.

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-We're really overcrowded at the moment.

-You're going to get rid of them all?

-Yeah.

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What are you going to spend the money on when you get it?

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Madeleine and Spencer have decided to get married on a cruise,

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and we'd like to go along and see them get married at sea.

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How much are we going to try and raise today?

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We thought about £400, or something like that, yeah?

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I brought Paul Hayes with me, and I know he's already started looking at some of the things.

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I don't think he's going to tackle the garage just yet, that's going to be quite a major job.

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Let's go and find him, and hope we can make that money for you.

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-What do you reckon to that, then, Lily?

-Yeah, shall we go?

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'I think Lily's more interested in a drink.

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'But it's good to hear that the Bottomleys have plenty of stuff that they want to clear out of the house.

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'And Paul starts his search in the living room.'

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There we go, Paul, you're clock watching already, aren't you?

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-Of course, yes.

-What a very handsome-looking clock. Where did it come from?

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This clock was in Paul's mum and dad's house.

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Well, it's only got one hand on it.

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Lots of early grandfather clocks would only have one finger,

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and that would tell you to the nearest 15 minutes what the time was,

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I think here, the fingers are missing.

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But what a beautiful example. It's a bracket clock.

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And these used to be on a wall bracket.

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A specific place to put this clock. It's very accurate,

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and the idea was, you'd take the time from that clock and set the time on all the others.

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So, it's very important to be very accurate, very good quality.

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What's nice, if I turn it round,

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this one plays almost a Westminster chime.

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It's actually called a going orchestra.

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It works off hammers and rods,

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and it plays a tune on the hour and the quarter hour.

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People like that. That's a more modern invention. But I've noticed in the bottom,

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the pendulum sat in the bottom,

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and there are some cogs and wheels lying on the bottom, which is a big problem, I think.

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So I think what we've got here is a decorative clock.

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As a decorative piece, if I said £50 to £80, how does that sound?

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-Yeah, fine.

-All right to you?

-Yeah, brill.

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Well, £50 is a great start to our budget for the day.

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Let's go and try and make the other £350 on some of the other things you've got in the house.

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Come on, then.

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'Later on in the rummage, two more mantle clocks are found.

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'Paul suggests that the three of them are packaged together.

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'This means that our estimate increases to £80 to £120.

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'Well, it's time for the rest of us to get to work now,

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'and Marilyn stumbles across a Victorian jug and bowl.

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'In the late-19th and early-20th century,

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'these washing sets were essential before the modern-day bathroom was commonplace.

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'They're not as popular as they once were, so Paul reckons they'll only get about £15 to £25 at auction.

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'In the conservatory, Madeleine has found a piece of furniture that might have some hidden value.'

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You're out here, are you? Oh, right, is this something we can sell, do you think?

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Definitely, yeah.

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-This is a corner cupboard. It should be mounted on the wall.

-OK.

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But it's been ebonised. This is very Victorian.

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They were obsessed with bringing the outside in.

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So you have these wonderful organic forms.

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There are lots of plants, and they studied a lot. They had rooms

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full of books and specimens, and that sort of thing.

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The dark look really went with that.

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But this is called astragal glazing.

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There should be 13 panels, which there are.

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That's a typical design that you'll find from this time.

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If I said sort of £30 to £50, how does that sound?

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-Brilliant.

-All right.

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-Really good.

-Excellent. Let's keep looking.

-Brilliant.

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'We've started a steady climb to reach our £400 target,

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'and I think I've stumbled upon another promising piece.

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'In the bedroom, I've found this impressive chain and pendant.

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'It's made of 12-carat gold,

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'and it's sure to catch someone's eye at auction.

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'Paul estimates this modern design is worth £200 to £300,

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'which is definitely a significant amount to add to the kitty.

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'Time, now, to tackle the garage,

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'which is crammed full of items that Marilyn's partner, Paul, has got from his mum.'

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-Hello, you two.

-What have you found, then?

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Two barometers, really interesting. I love barometers.

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Nowadays, we take for granted that we know the weather.

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These help you to forecast how the weather's going to react.

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When you go back to Victorian times,

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it was extremely important to know what the weather was like,

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if you were going sailing, or into the fields.

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You need to know. The way it works,

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the older system used a mercury tube, which would be in the back here.

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This sort of design, and in the back would be a mercury tube.

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And the slightest changes in atmospheric pressure,

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low pressure or high pressure,

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would cause the mercury to rise or to drop, and that could be recorded onto the front.

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But this is very clever. This is called an aneroid barometer.

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It's exactly the same principle, but it uses a vacuum flask.

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So, in this little circular item here, two pieces of metal, very thinly apart, there's a vacuum.

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And the pressure on that vacuum moves up and down, and that makes this needle turn left or right,

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and that tells you... Low pressure - it's going to be bad weather. High - it's going to be nice.

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I love them, they're fantastic, and very interesting items.

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Have they got much age to them, Paul?

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I think this one's a bit older. This is maybe 1890, 1910, that sort of time.

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And this beautiful Sheraton style inlaid, maybe 1920, 1930.

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How much do you think they might make, Paul?

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They're lovely. They do need a bit of restoration, but they're very popular items,

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and if I said sort of £50 to £80...

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-Yeah, that's fine.

-That sound all right?

-Yeah.

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I think we ought to go back inside again, because it's getting a bit nippy out here!

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I think we should, yes. Whoops. There you go.

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'Wouldn't it be nice if they could forecast how we'll do at auction?'

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-55.

-55!

-60,

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-65. 70.

-Oh!

-Oh!

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'Looks like that's something for mum and daughter to be happy about. We'll find out more later.

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'As we continue our rummage at the Bottomley house,

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'Madeleine's found two war medals that belonged to Paul's grandfather.

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'He earned these for his brave service in a tank regiment during the Great War.

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'One is the British War Medal, and the other a victory medal.

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'Our Paul thinks the pair will fetch £20 to £30.

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'The items we've found so far are steeped in history,

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'and I'm keen to know more about the family who bequeathed them.'

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Marilyn, your partner Paul seems to have inherited quite a lot of stuff.

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-How did you two meet?

-We met through work.

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We both work for the NHS.

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And we've been together for about ten years.

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The house that this stuff that you're talking about came from sounds rather grand.

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What was it like?

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The family actually built it. It was originally two houses,

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and they eventually merged it into one, which gave it two staircases, which made it quite interesting.

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But Paul's mum came there as a bride, and she actually moved in,

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and Paul's grandparents were still living there.

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So she actually moved into a ready-made home.

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That's why we don't know a lot of the history of some of the items,

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because they were already there.

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Tell me a bit more about this wedding that you're going to have.

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Madeleine and Spencer have decided to get married on a cruise, that's booked for June.

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And obviously, we're going to go, and so are all the family,

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or as much of the family as we can get there.

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-I think there's about 30 of us all together.

-It sounds like it'll be a real family affair.

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We're really looking forward to it, because you get a holiday out of it as well.

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We hope to raise £400 towards it.

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-So, shall we go and see what Madeleine and Paul have found that we can auction?

-Yeah.

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'What a splendid reason for raising money.

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'Well, I certainly hope that we can meet our target,

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'and make Madeleine's wedding day even more special.

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'Marilyn's decided also to let go of this 20th-century nest of tables.

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'Paul thinks that they could sell for £30 to £50 at auction.

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'Well, not content with finding

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'one very valuable piece of jewellery today,

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'Paul and Marilyn are rooting around to see if there could be more

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'tucked away inside these cupboards.'

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-Ah, now, then.

-Paul, I've found this, what do you think?

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-I love these. Do you like pocket watches?

-Yeah, they're interesting.

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-Do you know who this belonged to?

-I think it belonged to Paul's granddad.

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This one's American. Do you have any American connection?

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There is a connection. Apparently, some of Paul's family went to Orange County in America and settled there.

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But then they came back. So whether it came back and then passed down...

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Waltham were a big company from Boston in Massachusetts, and they developed the railroad watches,

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very accurate watches that all the station masters would have had all the way across America.

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And they were a major, major company.

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But it's got a chain with it, which is nice. And it has a fob.

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This is a watch fob. It would have gone on a gentleman's waistcoat.

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It would look very attractive on the front there.

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-But this one looks like it's solid gold.

-Ooh!

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Wow. So what you've got, really, is two items that shouldn't really go together.

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Normally, these fobs hang on a gold chain with a gold watch.

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But the watch itself, it's solid silver,

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it's round about the turn of the century, it's a good manufacturer, needs a bit of attention.

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So if we said maybe £25 to £30 for that, and about the same for your fob.

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-So if I said £50 to £80, how does that sound?

-Yeah, that's fine.

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-OK. Well, it all adds up, doesn't it?

-It does.

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One to watch at the auction. Let's keep looking.

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'We've put in a good day's work to find items that will help us give Madeleine a beautiful wedding.

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'But before we draw it to a close, we find a couple more things that are worth taking.

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'In the conservatory, there's a handsome wooden trunk.

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'Paul's mum used it to transport all her belongings from Sussex to Yorkshire,

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'when she married his father in 1952.

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'It should fetch anything between £30 to £50.

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'And Madeleine is still hard at it, when she spots something that takes her fancy.'

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Just found this. It's really pretty.

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Isn't that cute? It's tiny, tiny, tiny, but isn't it lovely?

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A little silver box. Where did this one come from, Marilyn?

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That came from Paul's mum's house. We found it in a little box inside the china cabinet.

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-She didn't even have it out on display?

-No, nobody knew it were there.

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-Do you know what it is?

-No idea. I thought it was a pill box at first.

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-But from inside, you couldn't fit any in.

-I know a man who WILL know what it is.

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Paul, come and look at this, because I think you're going to like this.

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I love little boxes. Isn't that beautiful?

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They do say nice things come in small packages. Isn't that fantastic?

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These silver boxes were very, very popular, very collectable items.

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And there are three main uses for a box like this.

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One would be for a pill, taking a medicine.

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The other one would be for a patch. They used to wear white make-up, and they put a little beauty spot on.

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And the third type is a vinaigrette, or a vignette. Have you heard of that?

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-I haven't.

-I've heard of it, but I didn't know that was one.

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Cast your mind back into the late-18th century.

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Lots of ladies wore very tight clothing, tight corsets, and so on. What you would do...

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In here would be a sponge, which was soaked in a sort of smelling salt,

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and because the corsets were very tight, the ladies often used to faint.

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And this is how you'd bring yourself round.

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That would actually sit underneath that grille there. Isn't that fantastic?

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It isn't just you who likes small silver boxes. There are lots of collectors of these.

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If we took this to auction, what do you think it might make?

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This is absolutely beautiful. The hinge is in great condition.

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This piercing often gets damaged. So, that's all nice.

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-I'd say at least £100, maybe £150.

-Wow!

-How does that sound?

-Excellent.

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Does that come as a surprise?

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-A tiny little thing.

-Don't faint now!

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THEY ALL LAUGH

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Well, I hope you won't faint when I tell you what we hope we might make,

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because £400 was your target,

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but if we take the lowest estimate that Paul has put on everything he's seen today,

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and add that £100 to it, then we could make as much as £605.

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-Wow.

-That's a result.

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I think I need a bit now!

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Hey, we need that.

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'What a productive day,

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'and I think mum and daughter are very pleased

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'that so many things will no longer be cluttering up their home.

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'Instead, they're heading off to auction. Including,

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'the three mantle clocks,

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'which could be a timely buy for someone at £80 to £120.

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'Still with horology, we hope that

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'the silver pocket watch and gold fob will raise £50 to £80.

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'And finally, the delicate vinaigrette.

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'At £100 to £150, its sale is vital

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'to making Madeleine's wedding day dream come true.

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'Find out how much these and Marilyn's other items will raise

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'on auction day.

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'Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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'will our smallest item generate the biggest amount of cash?'

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80. 90.

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It's going up quite quickly.

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'One item arouses mixed emotions.'

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-70.

-Oh!

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No, 65, seated bid.

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'Find out what happens when the hammer falls.'

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It's been two weeks now since Paul and I joined Madeleine and Marilyn at their home,

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helping them to clear out things,

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so they could bring them here to sell at Thompsons auction room in Harrogate.

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Their goal is £400 towards the cost of Madeleine's wedding,

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which she's hoping to have on board a cruise ship, with the whole family in tow.

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So, let's hope we get some really enthusiastic bidding when their items go under the hammer today.

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'Thompsons pack the house every Friday for its weekly sale,

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'and today's auction features the usual wonderful array of antiques and collectables.

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'Our expert Paul has already been poring over the selection,

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'and tucked away amongst all those large items of furniture,

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'he finds our family's tiny vinaigrette.'

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Small, but beautifully marked, is the perfect description for that, isn't it?

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I think you're about right. I think it's absolutely fantastic.

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It's a real piece of Georgian silver, and just its use,

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you can imagine somebody reviving themselves, masking the smells.

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It's a great thing. I love it.

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It's lovely, and there's been interest in it from the people who have turned up.

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Great, I'm not surprised at all. It's a wonderful thing to have, and a wonderful collector's item.

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They've both arrived,

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so let's see how they feel about their very first auction.

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Wow! OK, let's have a look.

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'As we discovered on the rummage day, mother and daughter are keen to get rid of some unwanted items,

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'and I'm sure that Marilyn and our bride-to-be

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'are pleased the see them here waiting to go to someone else's home.'

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-Hello.

-Hi.

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-The barometers look a lot more impressive here than they did in your rather overcrowded garage.

-Yes.

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What about preparations for the wedding? Are you excited?

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Yes, time's ticking by really fast now.

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We're getting organised. I'm looking forward to it.

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Hopefully, by the end of today, we'll be £400 closer

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-to how much it's going to cost.

-Yeah.

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-The place is filling up, so shall we take our places?

-Yes.

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'The auction room is filled with shrewd bidders, who will no doubt want a bargain.

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'So, let's hope our items have enough appeal to keep those sale prices high.

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'The auction gets under way, and here's our first lot,

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'a very practical piece of furniture.'

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OK, it's the corner cabinet now. The Victorian one, the dark oak.

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Your house is very modern, very stylish, this didn't really match it, did it?

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-No, I don't mind selling this at all.

-We're looking for £30 to £50.

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Let's start the bidding here at £30.

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-35 now.

-30?

-35, there you go.

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45, sir? 45, now in the room.

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50, anywhere else? 50.

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-No, 50, on my left. 55.

-Great.

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60. Still on my left here at £60.

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Do I see 65? On my left at £60.

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Selling now at £60.

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GAVEL BANGS

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There you go.

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-£10 over Paul's highest estimate.

-Brilliant.

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-It didn't matter that it was a bit bashed around a bit, did it?

-No, not at all.

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'There were plenty of bidders in the room

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'who saw potential in that piece.

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'Now, our next item is a very personal and historic lot.

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'It's those World War I medals, won by Marilyn's partner's grandfather.'

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The only people who'd collect these

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is someone who collects the regiment.

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The way medals are valued, anyone involved in the First World War

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would have been entitled to these two medals you've got.

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The added value is of bravery in the field, or if he was mentioned in dispatches.

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Something you can have documented proof of what happened, and what he was involved in.

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But it's great at £20 or £30,

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and I'm sure someone who collects

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the regiment would like these.

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I'll start the bidding here at £55. 60, now.

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-With me here at 55. 60, anywhere?

-How fantastic is that?

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65. Still on commission at 65.

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Do I see 70? With me now at 65.

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Are we finished? Selling now at £65.

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-That's amazing.

-Terrific. £65, medal collectors in the room.

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Obviously, they wanted that particular set of World War I medals.

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'£65 is more than double Paul's top estimate.

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'If that doesn't make our bride smile from ear to ear,

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'I don't know what will.

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'The next item is the Victorian wash bowl and jug.

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'It's a decorative, yet relatively common set.'

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Selling at 15.

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'£15, spot-on Paul's estimate.

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'The silver pocket watch with gold fob

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'goes for £55.

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'The next lot on the auction block is the two barometers.

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'Some may see these as antiquated weather tools,

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'but I think everyone would agree that they can still do the job.'

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They do look rather handsome, and people do still want to use them.

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In spite of having the Met Office on the telly every day!

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Definitely. I remember one of them being stuck on the weather for Barnsley,

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it was struck on rain, wasn't it?

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But they're great fun items, a bit of social history, and £50, I forecast!

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Start the bidding here at £30.

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Do I see 35, in the room? 40, anywhere?

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Lady's bid here at 35, do I see 40?

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40. 45.

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-50, madam?

-Come on, we could just do with one more.

-Two of them. Come on!

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50. 55.

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-55!

-60.

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65. 70.

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-Oh!

-No, 65, seated bid.

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Do I see 70 anywhere else? Seated bid here, at 65. Are we finished?

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Selling now, lady's bid at...

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New bidder at 70.

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75. 80. 85.

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Ooh! Excellent!

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-90.

-Keep going!

-She really wants them.

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Anywhere else? The lady's bid here at 85.

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Selling now at 85...

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-There you go!

-Yes. A last-minute flurry of white,

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you could see over in the corner,

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and she got them for £85.

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-Excellent.

-That's terrific.

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Well, I think we've had a pretty good first half of our auction day.

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Everything that's come up under the hammer has been sold.

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And everything has got either on the nose what Paul recommended, or you've made more money.

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So you've been doing really well.

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I can hear the bells ringing already for the wedding.

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£400 is what you want to raise, and we've passed the halfway point.

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-Very good.

-We're at £280 already.

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Woo-hoo!

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'If you'd like to raise money at auction, do take note that houses usually charge a commission fee.

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'Fees vary from saleroom to saleroom,

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'So it's best to inquire in advance.

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'So far, we're on a winning streak. The 19th-century clocks are up next.

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'We already know they need a bit of TLC,

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'so let's hope their condition won't burst our bubble.'

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So, let's see if it's going to be a clock collector or clock mender

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-who's prepared to pay £80 to £120 for it.

-Hopefully, yes.

-Fingers crossed.

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45, in the room. 50, anywhere else?

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In the room here at 45. Do I see 50?

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Gentleman's bid now at 45.

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Selling now at £45...

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-For all three?

-Dear me.

-Good heavens!

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'I should know better, shouldn't I?

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'The words "winning streak" were bound to tempt fate.

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'There was a bit of an accident when mum and daughter

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'brought the nest of tables to the auction.

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'Two of the glass tops got broken.

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'So, again, they struggled in the room,

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'because of the damage, and only sold for £18.

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'But the 19th-century wooden trunk did much better at £35,

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'£5 over Paul's lowest estimate.

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'Now, the silver vinaigrette.

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Now that you know a little bit more about it, are you sad that it's going?

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No, not really. It's my favourite of all the items we've put in, and it's really pretty,

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but I don't regret selling it, because we never bothered with it,

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and it's better going to somebody that'll really appreciate it.

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And it is a very special piece, isn't it, Paul?

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Yes, I think it's fantastic. It's 200 years old, solid silver, would have belonged to a lady of the day.

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And just for what it was used for, you imagine them all fainting there,

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and Mr Darcy coming running in. What a wonderful thing, and I hope it does very well.

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But we've put a £100 reserve on it.

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Start the bidding here at £70.

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-80, anywhere?

-70, to start.

-80. 90.

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100. Your bid, sir, here at 100. 110.

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Lady's bid now at 110.

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120. 130. 140.

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150. 160. 170.

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170, with the lady. 180, anywhere else?

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Lady's bid here at 170.

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Are we finished now? Selling at £170...

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-There you go.

-That is so much for something so tiny!

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I'm glad that did well, though.

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It would have been disappointing if it hadn't done well.

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£170, a good price for a really beautiful piece of silver.

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'What an outstanding result.

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'If that price had climbed any higher,

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'I think we might have had to use the vinaigrette

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'before handing it over.

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'So, to our last lot of the day.'

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Another item that you put a reserve on, and quite rightly so.

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It's the nine-carat gold chain.

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This is in good original condition, and we're looking for £150-plus.

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That's your reserve on there.

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Start the bidding here at 100. Do I see 110?

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With me here at 100.

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Do I see 110? 110. 120.

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130. 140.

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Still with me here at 140.

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-Do I see 150?

-We need a bit more than that.

-That's really cheap.

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150 now, in the room. 160, anywhere else?

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In the room now at 150.

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Lady's bid, selling now at £150.

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-There you go.

-On the nose of your reserve. Right to have done it.

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It was a bit of a struggle, though, Paul.

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It was, I expected it to go for a bit more. But that's auctions.

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That's the minimum you wanted, so that's great.

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'All in all, I think it's safe to say

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'that we've got a happy Bottomley family.

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'Now, let's see how much we actually raised.'

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Virtually everything that has gone through has gone at a really good price.

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One or two things that didn't quite make what we thought, the clocks, for instance.

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But everything else, I think, has done really, really well.

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And you came with a fairly modest total in mind, £400 towards your wedding.

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Well, you'll be able to afford a few more bottles of Champagne, I think,

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because what you've actually made is £698.

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-Wow.

-Excellent.

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Cocktails!

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So, with a grand total of £698, the Bottomleys head to the shops,

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with a special purchase in mind for Madeleine's mum, Marilyn.

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The wedding's soon, and it's on a cruise ship,

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so we need to get an outfit for my mum today.

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'I'm really happy that we managed to raise so much at auction.

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'So it gives us a bit more free rein'

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to pick a really nice outfit. So that's good.

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After trying on a number of frocks,

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Marilyn kits herself out with the perfect dress for her daughter's wedding,

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as well as some extra outfits for the cruise.

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'I've had a really good day, and we've tried on lots of different outfits,

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'but I think we've found a few that we want to take.'

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Now my mum's kitted out, so we're ready to go.

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Mother and daughter Marilyn and Madelaine Bottomley are looking to clear out their clutter, and raise money to buy stylish new outfits for a family wedding. Angela Rippon and Paul Hayes do all they can to help her find something old, something new and perhaps even something blue.