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Series looking at the value of household junk. Nichola Johnson hopes to raise funds for a sailing trip. Could the sale of a ukulele transform her plans into a world cruise?


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Welcome to the show that finds the hidden treasures in people's homes

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then sells them, raising money so the family can do something special.

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What's interesting when we come to people's homes

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is seeing their reaction to the valuations they're given by the experts,

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especially if they consider themselves to be collectors,

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so will it be boom or bust?

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Find out on today's Cash In The Attic.

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic,

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a neglected ukulele gets a surprise valuation.

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-Happy?

-Very.

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-Music to your ears?

-Very much so.

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We unearth some 19th-century maps in remarkable condition.

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It's 1881!

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How extraordinary! How old!

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And on sale day, some of the results leave us speechless.

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THEY GASP

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Gosh!

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But will our luck hold out until the final hammer falls?

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Stay tuned to find out.

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Today, I've come to Hampshire and I'm on the edge of the New Forest

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where I'm going to be meeting Nicki and Karen.

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They've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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so they can raise some funds and take to the water.

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Meet Nicki Johnson whose passions in life include sailing,

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running and her two beloved dogs.

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She's always lived in Bournemouth

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and now shares a home with lifelong friend Karen Rayner.

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Nicki calls herself a jack of all trades, having had a variety of jobs

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in hotels and nursing homes before becoming a bus driver.

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Hopefully, she's back from her run now as Nicki's called in

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the Cash In The Attic team to help raise money for a nautical adventure.

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So, we've press-ganged expert Jonty Hearnden

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to give us the low-down on any treasure we find.

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A ha! Well, the stairs and the upstairs

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-are beckoning for you, young man.

-I'll see you in a minute.

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We'll catch up with you in a bit. Ladies! Oh, hello.

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-Hello!

-So you must be Nicki.

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-I am.

-And you're her friend Karen, is that right?

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-Yes.

-OK, all right.

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-So who called in Cash In The Attic?

-I did.

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-I'm so naughty, aren't I?

-Right, what made you decide to do that now?

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At the end of the day, I've just got so much stuff over the years

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I've collected, that it's about time that I let some items go.

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Karen, what do you think about Nicki's plans to have a de-clutter?

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Very, very good idea.

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OK. Well, if we're going to find some items of interest

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and sell them, what would you like to spend the money on?

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A sailing holiday or just a short break somewhere.

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And is that for you and Karen?

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-Yes.

-Have you any idea how much money you'd like to make?

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About £300.

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All right. If you want to carry on having a look down here, Karen,

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-Jonty's upstairs, so let's go and find him and see if he's got anything to show us.

-OK.

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£300 sounds like a realistic target, and at first glance,

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there looks as though there will be plenty to check out.

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The spare bedroom alone could be hiding any number of hidden gems.

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Jonty Hearnden's been involved in the antiques business for nearly 30 years now,

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but despite this, he's still very much a boy at heart.

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-Ah, Jonty!

-Hello.

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Have you found something already?

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Well, I've found this wonderful collection

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of mint-condition boxed toys.

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Where did you get these from?

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Ringwood Market. I was a bit of a bidder in my time,

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and some of them come from an antique shop.

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Why did you buy them?

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Well, I thought they'd make some money a bit later on in life,

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so I collected them for my son as well.

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-So has he played with them?

-No, I just bought them,

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put them away, and that's where they've been ever since.

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We've got one small collection here. How many in total, do you think?

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Probably about 40. It might be slightly more.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

-That's very good news indeed.

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So, the models that we're looking at here, these were produced by Matchbox

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originally in the 1970s, that's their Yesteryear range, and the reason

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why they produced these was for the collecting market,

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not necessarily for them to be played with.

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There are many growth areas within the business of collecting, and toys is one of them.

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Definitely worth selling. You've got a great collection.

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I have a hunch that we're looking

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-between £100 and £150 there.

-Oh, that's lovely.

-Excellent!

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That can go off to auction. That will help towards our target figure, £100 to £150.

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Let's see what else we can find. Come on.

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Well, that's a terrific start to our day here in the New Forest,

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and potentially a third of our target in one hit.

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Nicki's search continues in the kitchen

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and in a dresser, she finds a rather neglected cream jug and wash basin.

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It was produced in the early 20th century

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and belonged to Karen's great aunt.

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Sadly, it has some damage and that rim's in need of a clean,

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so Jonty values it at just £10 to £20.

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-Jonty, look, I've got this ukulele.

-Oh, isn't that lovely?

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-Can I take it out of the box?

-Yes.

-It's in very good condition.

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-Do you play?

-No.

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-So where's this from?

-A great uncle.

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Oh, yes? Did he play it?

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Yes, he did, and the guitar.

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Now, ukuleles originally came from Hawaii.

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It was a 19th-century version of a guitar, a small guitar.

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If you look closely on the top here,

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can you see that it says "CJ Martin & Co. Est. 1833"?

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There should be something on the reverse which tells us...

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-Yes, there you go, made in the USA.

-Oh, right.

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It's an American instrument, and it's a company that's still going strong.

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Because it is in such good order, we're going to get

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between £100 and £150 for this at auction.

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-Really?

-Yeah. There's no reason why not.

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On a good day, that's what it should sell for.

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-Happy?

-Very.

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-Music to your ears?

-Very much so!

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But will it be music to the bidders' ears at auction?

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Hold on, hold on!

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What didn't you tell us about this ukulele?

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'Stay tuned to find out.'

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As we continue to search through Nicki and Karen's Hampshire home,

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it becomes clear just how much these two great friends

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have collected in the 20 years they've lived together.

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From the back of a packed display cabinet,

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I spot this lovely silver pincushion that's in the shape of a heart.

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Pincushions became popular in the 19th century and are avidly

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collected today, especially when they're novel designs like this one.

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Sadly, it does have some damage

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and as a result, Jonty gives it a rather mean £10 to £20 estimate.

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Not to worry, though, as I may have just found something else

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that could lead us to more fortune come auction day.

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-Nicki, are you there? It's a map of the local area, but...

-Oh, wow!

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-It's 1881!

-How extraordinary! How old!

-So where's this from?

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There's a whole collection here, but this looks to be the oldest.

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-I think it's one of the many heirlooms.

-Right, OK.

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Is this an Ordnance Survey? Let's have a look at the front.

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Yeah, isn't that wonderful?

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So that's very good news, because Ordnance Surveys historically were the most accurate,

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they were the ones that everyone really aspired to own and collect.

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We've got all these other maps here, as well.

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-There's so many and they're all Ordnance Survey maps, are they?

-I think so.

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Now, Ordnance Survey, or the survey of this nation,

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started in the late 18th century when the army generals

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really wanted to know the topography of our own land

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for defensive purposes, so they had it surveyed.

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OK. What's the value, then?

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Well, sadly, they're not really worth a great deal of money.

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The price, we're looking at £15 to £20.

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I think that's ample.

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-Yeah?

-Yes, I do.

-So you're happy to let them go?

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-I'm happy to let them go.

-It is really interesting.

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It's a shame it's only sort of £15 to £20, but there you go,

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that's the way things are. Let's see if we can find something of more value.

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So, not quite the golden treasure maps we'd hoped for,

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but on the plus side, we've already managed to raise £235 for that sailing holiday.

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Karen's working hard and finds two boxes of geometry instruments

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and a pair of opera glasses.

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Jonty thinks these will make an interesting dealer's lot,

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which could add another £15 to £25 to the fund.

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In the lounge, Jonty has found a set

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of Myth & Magic figurines by Tudor Mint.

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They were produced in the 1990s

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and come complete with boxes and collectors' certificates.

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Jonty's confident they could fetch £70 to £100 at auction.

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Well, we've had a highly productive day so far here in Hampshire,

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so time, I think, to learn more about Nicki's passion for the high seas.

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Tell me a little bit about how you got involved in the sailing, then.

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Well, my son used to belong to the Sea Scouts, and I was a helper,

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so I took some qualifications for that,

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and after that, I loved it so much I decided to continue in that field.

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-And how often do you sail?

-About twice a week.

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Are there any trips you haven't done that you'd like to do?

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I'd like to go round the Caribbean. It would be wonderful.

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-When was the last time you went to auction?

-About a year ago.

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-Have you weaned yourself off them?

-I'm trying to.

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So we could have a bit of trouble when we go to the auction -

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-we might come back with more than we go with!

-Yes, definitely!

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Presumably we may have to hold your hands down.

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Yes, I think you ought to tie them down, really!

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All right, well, I'll go and tell Jonty that. Come on.

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I'm not sure we'll be able to fund Nicki's dream cruise around the Caribbean,

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but hopefully, our hard work will pay for a fantastic weekend at sea.

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Jonty's been hard at it upstairs

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and it looks like our antique hunter's efforts have paid off.

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Nicki, are you there?

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I've got a little collection of commemorative plates, is that right?

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-Yes, that's right.

-How many have we got here?

-Got six.

-Six in total?

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So, tell me about this collection. Why's it still in the box?

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Well, I just buy things and put them up in the loft, and that's where they stay.

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Why did you buy them in the first place?

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-As an investment.

-How long ago?

-19 years ago.

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We've got a great name. We've got Royal Doulton in association

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with the Franklin Mint, who were the specialists in collecting

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limited editions just like this.

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If you look at the work on this set, it's really very, very good indeed.

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This here is the New York Central, so we've got an American set,

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but we've also got the Flying Scotsman,

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so it's obviously looking at great trains from the world,

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but the problem that a lot of people have had over the past

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is that they've bought sets similar to this for investment

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and the price has not necessarily risen.

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If anything, it's probably fallen, but that's not too much of a worry.

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We CAN sell this set. We won't get the money you probably invested. Do you remember what you paid?

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I think about £23 something a plate.

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-That was a lot of money 19 years ago.

-Yes.

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-We're looking at, what, £40 to £60?

-That's fine.

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-You happy about that?

-I am happy about that.

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That's a good find, but it does mean we've got to carry on searching.

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-This way?

-Yeah, this way.

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Well, Jonty's estimate for the six plates

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is a lot less than the price Nicki originally paid,

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and it would appear the train plates

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aren't the only limited-edition china Nicki has.

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In the spare room, Jonty has found a set of Wedgwood plates

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carrying the Flower Fairy design.

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Like the Royal Doulton examples, these two are boxed

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and complete with certificates, but again, Jonty thinks £40 to £60

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is all we can expect for this lot.

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As our day here in the south of England draws to a close,

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there's just time for one last find, which has a long family history.

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-It's a telescope! Where's this from?

-It belongs to Karen.

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Right, Karen, so tell me the connection, then.

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It belonged to my great uncle.

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-Does it work properly?

-It does work properly, yes.

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These are such wonderful instruments to hold. They're very tactile.

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The quality of the craftsmanship to make them is all there to see.

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These were very popular in the 19th century and the 18th century,

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and many gentleman would have had one of these,

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because not only were they interested in the stars,

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but they wanted them for various purposes,

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for military purposes as well, so there were many reasons

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why people needed to have them in their possession,

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but it's nice to see at the top a maker's name - Cary, London.

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That's good news for us.

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So what value do you think it might have, Jonty?

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£30 to £50.

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You wanted to raise £300 so that you can take to the waters for the day

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or maybe have a bit of a break.

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Well, the good news is that the value of everything going to auction

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-comes to £430.

-Oh, how brilliant.

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When we get to the auction, no bidding, just selling.

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I'll try, I'll try.

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Well, what a successful day we've had in Hampshire

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with great friends Nicki and Karen,

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and what a variety of items we've unearthed for auction.

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There's the large collection of Matchbox cars.

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Jonty struggled to put them down!

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We're hoping the bidders will pick them up and pay above and beyond

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their £100 to £150 estimate.

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The two sets of limited-edition collector's plates.

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These were once all the rage, will they be again at auction?

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We'll soon find out. We're looking for £40 per set.

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And who could forget Karen's great uncle's ukulele?

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Jonty valued it at £100,

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but will the music lovers be in the room or will it go for a song?

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic -

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there's so much interest in one of our lots, we wonder if we've missed something.

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-120!

-Well done!

-120!

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You hadn't hidden a stash of diamonds in there, had you?

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So, will the girls be setting sail

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for fun on the high seas or heading home for an early bath?

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Find out when the hammer falls.

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Now, it's been a few weeks since we met Nichola and Karen

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at their home in the New Forest.

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Now, remember, they wanted to raise £300 for a sailing holiday.

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We found plenty of items to bring here to Andrew Smith & Son Auctioneers in Hampshire,

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so we're hoping that the bidders, who are already arriving in force,

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are ready to part with their cash.

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This popular saleroom on the outskirts of Winchester

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holds its fine art sales once a month,

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and with just shy of 900 lots on offer,

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we're expecting a full house for today's sale.

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I can't wait to see what the bidders make of the valuations

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on our eclectic mix of items.

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-Ah, good morning.

-How are you doing?

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She has got a lot of these. How many altogether, can you remember?

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Far too many to count.

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They're all in their original boxes, which is very, very good news indeed.

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The only thing I'm worried about

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is that here we are in the real country heartland,

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beautiful antiques around us, this fantastic barn.

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Is it the place for modern collectables to really sell?

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Well, the great thing about auctions is we never really know,

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but because they are all in perfect condition,

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I'm sure we have a good chance. Time to create some magic.

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Oh, yes, I like that!

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So Jonty's confident about the day ahead.

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Let's hope there are also plenty of wannabe ukulele players at the auction.

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-Good morning.

-Good morning.

-How are you doing?

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What does it feel like seeing your items here in the auction house?

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-Fantastic.

-You've brought everything?

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I've brought everything. I haven't had second thoughts.

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I saw you having a good look round - have you got your eye on anything?

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-I have, actually.

-We're here to sell, not to buy.

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I know, but I just can't help the urge.

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We're going to have to keep her busy, I think.

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I'm going to have to keep my eye on you.

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The auction is under way, so shall we get ready to sell our items?

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-I might go and get myself a number, yet!

-No, no, no!

-Come on, this way.

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Follow me, follow me.

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I think if we're not careful today,

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Nicki will have spent the holiday money before we've even earned it.

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Now, if like Nicki and Karen, you're thinking of heading to auction

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to raise money for something special, please remember that fees

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such as commission and VAT may be added to your bill,

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so do check the details with your local auction house first

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to avoid any unwelcome surprises.

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Well, the auction's in full flow, as they say,

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but for you, it's your first lot coming up,

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and it's the early 20th century cream ground jug and wash basin.

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-£10 to £20 for that?

-That's right, because there was a bit of damage.

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It also needed a bit of a cleaning. Did you manage to do the cleaning?

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-Yes, we did.

-Very good.

-Let's see if we can sell it.

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£5 I have. 6, can I say? A £5 note. All done at £5.

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6 upstairs. 7, is it? £7. 8? 9? At £8, then.

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9, can I say? At £8, all done.

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GAVEL BANGS

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£8. We're going to have to start printing some £8 notes at this rate

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-if that's the best we can do!

-An interesting one.

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So, despite polishing them up for auction,

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it looks like the bidders were still put off by that damage.

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It's our first contribution to the sailing holiday

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and they will need a fair wind behind them

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on only £8.

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Let's hope we have more luck with our next item.

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Now, these are the Flower Fairy plates, two very good things.

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Lots of followers of Flower Fairies,

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and Wedgewood is a very good name, Jonty.

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Yes. The other plus is they're in perfect condition.

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-What do we want for these?

-£40 to £60 is what we're looking for.

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At £20, 22. 24. 26.

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28. £30. And 2.

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35. 38. £40. And 2.

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45. 48.

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£50. And 5. 60.

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Yes? And 5. 70?

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£65, then. Don't listen to her!

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At £65. 70, can I say? 70 upstairs. And 5?

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Another bidder, great!

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80. And 5?

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Oh, excellent!

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80, then, upstairs. 85, is it? At £80 upstairs, all done.

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-£80.

-At £80. 85. 90? Yes? And 5.

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£90 upstairs. Are you going on?

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At £90. Last chance at £90, then.

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GAVEL BANGS

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They ended up going for more than I thought.

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Yes, I agree, and lots of interest in the room,

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and we also had an internet bidder as well.

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Well, that's more like it! Selling for £30 over Jonty's top estimate.

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Now it's an item that I discovered, the old Ordnance Survey maps.

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-There are a lot of these. Is this a collection you put together?

-No, they belonged to my great uncles.

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-So your great aunts contributed and your great uncle!

-Oh, yes.

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So what we want for these, Jonty?

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These are great curios. £15 to £20.

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OK, let's see what we can get, then.

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-Tenner? Oh, got a tenner on the net. £10. 12, is it?

-£10!

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£10. 12 anywhere? At £10. Anybody at... 12 now.

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14. 15, then. 15, I have. 18?

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-At £15, then.

-That's fine.

-On the interweb at £15.

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Anybody else in at £15? All done at £15.

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-When was the last time you used them?

-I don't think you ever did!

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Never! There you go, we got £15 for you. All right

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Well, we shouldn't be too disheartened with that, selling for bang on Jonty's lowest estimate.

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And when the heart-shaped silver pincushion sells

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for over twice its highest estimate at £45,

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we begin to feel that we're really on a roll.

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OK, our next lot is the 19th-century brass telescope

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which we found and had a good look through.

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We did find a maker's mark on that.

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Yeah, we found Cary, which is a great mark to have

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on any telescope.

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Stamped by Cary, best of makers. Now, where are you going to start?

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That's a nice talk-up from the auctioneer, saying it's the best of makers.

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Come below that, £100.

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No? 50, then. I have 50. I'll take a fiver.

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Somebody's gone straight in at 50.

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60, do you mean? Anybody else in at £55?

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-GAVEL BANGS Pleased?

-Very pleased.

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-Yes?

-£55.

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Karen thought we'd do well to get a fiver for the telescope

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and we managed a lot more than that.

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We've been doing well so far, but I'll be interested to see what the bidders make of our next offering.

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This is a bit of a strange lot, Jonty, what's going on here?

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It's a question of putting items together that are going to attract dealers.

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-Right, now, what do we want for this, then?

-£15 to £25.

-OK.

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At £10, my colleague. 12.

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They're going on now. It's kicking off at £12.

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Come on, come on, come on.

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15 now. 17, can I say? At £15. 17, is it?

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-All done at £15?

-It's the lower-end estimate.

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Well, Jonty thought they were worth around £15,

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and that's exactly what someone else was willing to pay.

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It's back to a more conventional auction lot next

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with Nicki's commemorative plates.

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This time it's steam trains of the world by Royal Doulton.

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We did well on our first set of plates, so let's see what happens.

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I put the same estimate as the fairy plates, £40 to £60.

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I have 30. Take two on these.

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At £30. 32?

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-Come on.

-32. 35. 38.

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40. 42.

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There's somebody on the internet again.

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45. 47.

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£50?

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47, then, here. Anybody else in at 47? 50, is it?

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Are you finished at £47, all done?

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-GAVEL BANGS Good news.

-£47. Is that OK?

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-Yes, that's OK.

-Yeah?

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Well, £47 is over Jonty's lower estimate,

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but there's no disguising Nicki's disappointment with that sale.

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She would have paid a lot more than that when she bought them new.

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I'd really like to think we could put a smile

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back on the girls' faces with the sale of our next lot,

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but I'm slightly concerned that Nicki will have

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once again paid good money for her Tudor Mint figurines.

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Can you remember what you paid for these?

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I should think about £40, something like that, for the big ones.

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OK, because we've got quite a low estimate on these, 70 to 100,

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but it'll be interesting to see,

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because these are quite popular in some quarters.

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Because they're such good quality, and again, you've got the box

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and the certificates, it's really going to help the price.

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Now, I'm going to start you clear, all bids here at £85. 90, can I say?

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£90. 95. 100. And 10.

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120. 130.

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-140.

-We are creating a bit of magic.

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130 with me, then.

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£130. Done at 130?

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GAVEL BANGS

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-£130.

-That's good.

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Are you pleased? I know it doesn't equate to what you spent on them.

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Yes, but it's very good.

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I have to say I think that's actually a pretty good result

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for the figurines, as they sell over Jonty's estimate.

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It's more of our modern-day collectables up next,

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but this time in the form of vintage cars and vans.

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Let's hope the magic from our last success rubs off on these too.

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-You bought these at auction?

-Yes, I did. Ringwood auction and antique dealer as well.

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What are we expecting for these?

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The estimate - £100 to £150.

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Now, I've got to start you here at 85.

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-90 somewhere? At 85 with me.

-That's more like it.

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90, is it, in the room? At £85.

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Anybody going on?

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No? £85, surely?

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-90.

-Oh, come on.

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At 85, all done.

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-They're unsold.

-Unsold.

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How would you feel about that? Would you rather they'd sold for 85 or...

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I don't mind sticking them up in the loft for another few years!

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I knew you were going to say that!

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Well, that is a surprise, and with no bids above £85,

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the cars head back to the New Forest

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with the girls, and that doesn't help our sailing fund.

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Fortunately, there is one item left to sell, and it's by far

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our most unusual lot of the day.

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It's Karen's great uncle's ukulele.

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What do we want for this?

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Well, I put £100 to £150 on it.

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It's a very good, good quality instrument, this.

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Now, clear bids, I'm starting you at 240.

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-£240!

-THEY GASP

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260, can I say? 260. 280. 300.

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Good grief! It's not lined in gold, is it?

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360. 380.

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Hold on, hold on.

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What didn't you tell us about this ukulele?

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-400. And 20.

-It's made of gold!

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At £400, then.

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420. 440?

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420, then. On the phone at 420.

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-Anybody else in?

-On the phone!

-At £420, are you done at 420?

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All done at 420, then.

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-420!

-£420!

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You hadn't hidden a stash of diamonds in there or something, had you?!

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What an amazing result!

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Talk about saving the best till last!

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What a day it's turned out to be,

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so after that fabulous result, how much money have we raised?

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OK, you wanted £300, didn't you?

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-Yes.

-And you have actually made £825.

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-Wow!

-Wow!

-That's good, isn't it?

-Congratulations.

-That's fantastic.

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What are you going to do with all that money?

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I don't know. There's a few items here that I would really like!

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Are you going to carry on buying things in boxes

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-and putting them in the loft?

-Um...I'll try not to.

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Right, I think we can take that as a yes.

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After that roller coaster day at auction, Nicki's headed down

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to her local sailing club and she can't wait to get out onto the water

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in preparation for the girls' up-and-coming sailing holiday,

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and Nicki has devised quite a trip!

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The money I've raised, I've decided to spend it on sailing,

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and I'm going over to Cherbourg and then we're going to go

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to Guernsey and back, just to make it a sailing trip.

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It's my hobby, and I love it.

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I love getting out there in the sea and just relaxing

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and having the engine cut and just let the wind take you.

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Crossing the Channel will be some experience,

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because there's so many boats in the Channel

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and you have to keep a good lookout,

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so it'll be really, really exciting, very exhilarating.

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Lorne Spicer and Jonty Hearnden are in Hampshire to meet Nichola Johnson and her friend Karen, who are hoping to raise funds for a sailing trip. Could the sale of a dusty old ukulele transform their modest plans into a world cruise?