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Hello and welcome to the programme that helps people find unwanted collectibles
that they can take to auction, to raise money for a favourite project or a treat.
It's always fun to meet someone who just can't resist going into junk shops or to car boot sales,
in the hope of finding a real bargain.
Is that £3 purchase going to turn into a £300 profit?
Find out on Cash in the Attic.
Coming up on Cash in the Attic... Our expert plays the joker
when he hears the purchase price of a mahogany card table...
Whoa! A massive £18!
How long ago?
About 25 years ago.
We discover something with royal connections...
See what it says round there?
"Honi soit qui mal y pense".
'And that's the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.'
'When it comes to auction James foresees a good sale for a Victorian telescope.'
I'm feeling bullish? I think we're going to guarantee you a profit.
Find out if he's right, when the hammer falls.
Today, I'm in Buckinghamshire and I'm about to meet Angela
and her daughter, Nina, who are looking forward
to putting their glad rags on, for a very special outing.
Angela Hougham has collected all sorts of things for years, even chickens,
but after a house renovation, she's decided that she needs a good clear out.
She was born in Kenya,
but her family immigrated to the UK when she was 12.
She's been married to Bob for the past 17 years and they have one daughter, Nina.
Angela and Bob are both now retired, but do voluntary work for local charities,
regularly organising dinners at their home, to raise funds.
They bought a bungalow eight years ago and have spent the last four
having it converted into a five bedroom house with a large garden.
Helping Angela today is daughter, Nina.
James Rylands is with me and he started his career at Sotheby's,
so he's just the man we need to get our search underway.
-Hi Nina, Angela.
These chickens are so cute. Have you named them all?
Yes, they've all got names.
-You can identify all of them?
-I take it none of them are going to end up on the lunch table?
So, why have you called in Cash in the Attic?
Well, this was a bungalow and we've made it into a house.
I can't believe that. It looks so amazing!
-Yes, we had to work quite hard at it.
-I bet you did.
And we have a lot of things that we don't want to keep.
We've started decorating and we don't really need these things.
-Are you changing the style of the house?
-We're going to make it more modern.
Where did all of this stuff come from?
Various places. Auctions and car boot sales and some was already in the family.
Are you an inveterate collector, who can't resist going into antique shops and car boot sales?
I can't. I come home every Saturday morning with lots and lots of things.
How much money do you think we're going to raise from all that we take to auction?
I'd like to raise about £700.
-And what are you going to spend it on?
-Nina's going to be 16 soon and I'd like to surprise her.
Nina, how do you feel about that? A special surprise for your birthday?
I'm quite scared. I don't know what she's going to do!
I tell you what, James Rylands has come with me and I know he can't wait to get started on finding
what you've bought at all those car boots and antique shops that we can take to auction.
-Shall we go and find him?
Angela's impressive house conversion has a clean, modern feel,
so I can understand why she wouldn't want to keep too many antiques about the place.
James is in the lounge and he's already found something that might be absolutely right for the auction.
-Meet the other Angela.
Nice to see you. Well, you've found me discovering the secrets of this wonderful table of yours.
-Isn't it delightful?
-It is nice.
-What is it?
-Games table, I believe.
You're absolutely right, that's exactly what it is.
Did you buy it to play games?
No, no, I just bought it as an occasional table.
-Where did you get this, Angela?
-I bought this in a junk shop.
-On one of your forays?
-can't resist, can you? I just can't.
-Can you remember what you gave for it?
-Ooh, a massive £18!
-How long ago?
About 25 years ago.
Well, that was more than a week's pocket money, then.
It is for cards. It's made around 1910 and there's some quality about it.
It's got some nice work down here, actually.
It has. All this nice blind fret and then fretwork has all been done by hand.
It's made of mahogany - expensive wood - and, actually, there's an interesting pointer here,
because if you look at the top there and you look at the colour.
Now, look at the inside. That tells you what sunlight does to mahogany.
So, you can imagine that nice Edwardian lady sitting there in her crinoline skirt playing her cards.
But, the fact of the matter is, it also doubles up as an occasional table.
So, just as you've got it. It folds up nicely, you put a lamp on it.
Bearing in mind you paid £18 for it, have we got a profit in this?
-We'll put £60 to £100 on it. So, you've tripled your money.
-There are a lot of things 25 years ago where you wouldn't have. Are you happy with that?
Well, let's hope we can do some tripling up
on some other of the items we find today.
The Hougham home has so many bedrooms and reception rooms to explore
that we have to divide our efforts, to be sure that nothing is missed.
Nina heads upstairs, to make a start in her parents' bedroom,
while James makes a careful inspection of what appears to be some delftware in the kitchen.
But everyone seems to have missed this attractive glazed cabinet, which Angela paid £200 for.
James tells me it's made of oak and while furniture like this
was once the height of fashion, sadly, that's no longer the case.
He gives it a £50 to £80 estimate.
I wonder if Nina's had any luck upstairs?
-Ah, Nina, how are you getting on?
-I'm all right, thanks.
-What have you found?
-I like this, where did it come from?
-My dad bought it about 25 years ago.
Do you like it?
-It's a bit old fashioned for me.
-It's probably 100 years old...
-..110 years old.
Interestingly it's made by a very interesting firm, Comitti of London,
and they go back quite a long way, because, originally, it was started
by an Italian, Onorato Comitti, and in the 18th and 19th centuries,
so over 200 years ago, there was a wonderful tradition of Italian craftsmen coming over to England
and making, primarily, barometers, which is what this guy did, and then they moved into clocks, as well.
This one, probably made 1900-1910, it's in a nice mahogany case,
we've got this nice inlay, this stringing, as we call it, here
and then, funnily enough, there's no winding hole on the front, which quite often you'll find.
That is because there's a French carriage clock movement inside,
which is what he used to originally make it.
He got parts from all over the place and then put his name on the dial - Comitti of London.
Value would be round about £60 to £80,
something like that. That sound all right?
-It's good, but
-wouldn't buy it.
Well, you may not like it, Nina, but someone might come auction day.
-£50... for it, £40... for it.
-42. 42. 45.
Find out later if it reaches James's estimate.
There's so much to see in the Hougham home.
Inspired by her first find, Nina delves into the rafters
alongside her parents' room and she pulls out a box that needs some investigation.
James is downstairs now, where the lounge cabinet offers a small Victorian brass pocket telescope.
Angela bought this at a boot sale, for £50, a few years ago.
Unfortunately, we won't be magnifying her investment,
as it stands to make only £20 to £30 now.
But, adding that to James's estimate so far, we stand to raise around £190 at auction.
So, we are not doing badly.
Angela, when I'm inside the house, it is extraordinary to think this was a bungalow.
You've completely rebuilt the whole thing, haven't you?
Oh, yes, when we came here eight years ago it was in a dreadful state and we've had to almost rebuild it.
You've done a wonderful job on it, I have to say.
But you weren't born here. You were born in Kenya?
Yes, I was born in Kenya, many years ago.
-And you left when you were how old?
-Was that old enough
to realise what you were leaving behind. Do you miss it?
Not really, no, because I think,
at that age, I was, sort of, really looking forward to going ahead
and going to a new country and a new place. You know, it didn't really matter.
When you got here to Britain, what were your ambitions as a young woman? What did you achieve?
I wanted to be able to do everything, so I could fit in any role that there was need for.
I had two hairdressing salons, then I gave up when I got married.
I met Bob in a social group about 17 years ago.
You also like cooking, don't you? You've managed to use the cooking to help raise money for charity.
Well, I get people to come to my dinner and I call it, my charity dinner.
When they come I then say to them, "It's going to be like a restaurant
"and you just pay me what you think it's worth." I'm able to collect money that way.
And you raised quite a lot for the tsunami?
Yes, we raised over £3,500.
Well, on this occasion, we're going to be raising money for you,
so you can do a very special birthday treat for Nina.
-So, maybe we should drink up and go and find James.
The birthday girl is oblivious to our chat, as she's so absorbed in her antiques hunt.
James, meanwhile, has turned his attention to a storage cupboard in the hall.
Nina's rummage pays off, when she finds these silver mirrors and hairbrushes in a spare room.
They belonged to her grandmother, Freda, and were assayed
in Birmingham in the late 1930s. James prices them
at £50 to £80.
Look what I found lurking in your cupboard here - this amazing collection of scent bottles.
-Where do they all come from?
-Oh, various places, car boot sales,
jumble sales and some I've bought abroad.
-This particular one came from a charity place.
-You got this at a charity shop?
Well, you did very well, because it's a nice Victorian scent bottle, in cut glass,
with this silver top and, basically, as you take the silver top off,
you've got this little stopper there to actually take off, as well.
What we tend to forget is that people tended to be a lot smellier in the old days, than we are now,
before the invention of the deodorant.
So, perfume was very important, because it masked all those horrible bodily smells.
Perfume has actually been with us for thousands of years.
The ancient Persians had it, the Egyptians had it.
In fact, the word perfume comes from the Latin "per fuma", which means, literally, through the smoke.
I guess it's supposed to describe that wonderful aura that girls have when they wear perfume.
Now, which is your favourite out of all these?
-Why is that?
-I think it's so unusual.
It's almost in the form of what we'd call a cornucopia.
In other words, full of, a cornucopia of plenty.
That is an unusual one and also, I like the fact that
it's heavily-cut glass. It's really, really good quality.
So, no regrets about seeing any of them go?
Oh, no, Not at all, I am trying to minimalise, so it will be lovely for it.
You've got quite a big collection here, so I would think probably,
conservatively, we'll probably put
£60 to £100 on the lot and that'll really get the bidders going.
-How does that sound?
-You better show me more.
Angela's roomy house is a joy to explore and I don't even feel in need of a tea break yet,
'although this one would be far too small.'
Our host has been exploring a bookcase and pulled out an old cloth-bound book
about Robin Hood, the famous outlaw of Sherwood Forest.
Angela bought this in a box of books for £2, at a garage sale.
This time, there's a good return on her investment,
because James values it at £10 to £15.
We're all making steady progress so it's time to check the garage, to make sure nothing's forgotten.
'In the office, I've come across something that I really want to show the others.'
-I certainly didn't expect to find this.
Horse brass and, blimey, a shoebox full of very, very heavy
-Those are very heavy.
Wow, let's put those down. Where did these come from, do you know?
My dad's dad was the chauffeur to Lord Hambleden.
About 60 years ago, they cleaned out all the stables
and because this is obviously Lord Hambleden's coat of arms, they decided to take them home with them.
-Obviously, Lord Hambleden's coat of arms.
See what it says round there?
"Honi soit qui mal y pense".
'Which translates as "Evil to he who thinks evil",
'the motto of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
'Membership is limited to the Sovereign, the Prince of Wales and a select group of 24 others.'
Well, it gets more and more interesting.
Now, much as I think that Lord Hambleden was a very, very important person, this is even more important,
because this is actually a Royal coat of arms.
There in the middle, we've actually got VR, which is Victoria Regina.
So, that's Queen Victoria's cipher.
What that means is that, 60 years ago, not long after cars came in, they were obviously having a bit of
a clear out and thought, "We'll get rid of all of the old tack."
This is almost certainly from a Royal carriage.
So, what do you think about that?
That is quite amazing, actually.
Royal connections are worth money, but I think we've just got to put £30 to £50 on them and let them run.
-How does that sound?
-Just as they did originally, on the horses!
What an incredible find, there.
I think Nina's a little lost for words.
Apparently, she's not usually so stuck for something to say.
She has ambitions to be on the big screen.
So, Angela you've got a budding actress in the family. Is there any theatrical blood in the family?
-No, not at all.
-So, where did this come from, do you think?
When Nina was a little kid, she was always performing and she was quite outgoing and we thought
she had a bit of a talent, there.
So, how are you helping her to achieve this ambition?
Well, we registered her with one of the dance schools, performing schools, and she's still with them.
What sort of things have you done so far?
I was on a TV programme about three or four years ago, called Ultimate Force,
and I was a kidnap victim in that, and all these army people, they came and tried to save us.
-And you were saved, I take it?
It must be really tough, though, Angela, on you and your husband,
as parents, when she gets called to an audition?
Sometimes yes, you have to drop everything and just take her there,
but it's not always myself who goes, sometimes my husband takes her,
because you're waiting in the wings, worrying.
Is it much more daunting for you, Nina?
No, I find it actually so exciting. As soon as I come home, Mum's like,
"Oh, you've got an audition." I actually scream the place down.
This special thing that you're organising for the 16th birthday.
Close up her ears, so she doesn't know what it is, but it is going to be something very special?
It is going to be special, yes. She's going to be 16,
so I'm going to actually give her a treat which will help her, hopefully.
Oh, we won't say anything more!
-That sounds really good, doesn't it?
I know that James is still looking around the house for things we can
take to auction to make that £700, so maybe we should go and join him and see what else he's found.
What's he doing? Well, he's pondering the contents of this corner cupboard.
Or maybe it's the cupboard itself that he likes the look of.
Angela is wondering about some ornaments on her mantelpiece
and, upstairs, I've spotted these two cigarette cases.
Angela bought them at a car boot sale and says
she didn't pay very much for them,
but one is silver and James has valued the lot at £20 to £40.
And it looks like our expert's rummage in the lounge has paid off.
Hello, I see you've found one of my paintings.
I have, Edwin Earp, very nice.
-And I've got another one like this.
-You've got a pair?
Oh, I see, yes, over there. Where did they come from, Angela?
An art gallery, not far from here.
Well, he's moderately well known, Edwin Earp, and he was actually an artist born down in Brighton,
on the South Coast, in the mid-19th century.
Looking at this, with these quite big mountains and stuff,
that is definitely not a scene from the South of England.
Late Victorian times was a time when a lot of English were going on tours around Europe and views like this,
if you like, idealise the sort of things they would have seen, because it's a very romantic view, isn't it?
-It is actually a water colour and one of the problems with water colours is that if they've had direct
sunlight on them, the colour, over a period of time, begins to fade.
Now, with these ones, it's just begun to go.
It's still OK, but it's not quite as fresh as when it was done.
You bought them, Angela. What did you like about them when you bought them?
I quite liked them, because I was looking for some paintings, but I had been on an open evening,
where we were all having a good old drink
and I think I bought these when I'd had one too many!
-What did you pay for them? Can you remember?
-£100, for the pair.
Credit to your eye. That's all right.
Conservatively, we'd certainly put £150-£250 on the pair. How does that sound?
That sounds really good.
That's a terrific addition to our haul, which means we should
be in pretty good shape to help pay for Nina's birthday surprise.
Angela is spurred on by that result and has gone up to the attic.
'I can't resist a peek up there myself.'
The next item to go towards our auction haul is something that our host has unearthed.
It's a canteen of silver-plated cutlery, in a mahogany case.
Made in the 1930s, it comes from Bob's family, but hasn't been used for years.
It's a good find, earning a £30 to £60 estimate from James.
And my investigation in the attic WAS fruitful.
James, Angela, Nina,
look what I found up in the attic.
James, there's a wonderfully clear hallmark on that,
you should take a look, and a great one here, too.
-Silver candlesticks. Where did you get these, Angela?
-A car boot sale.
What?! In a car boot sale?
Like this, already made into lamps?
-Yes, they were in a junk box.
-And how much did you pay for them?
-Do you have any idea how old this is?
-Well, it's hallmarked, London, 1763.
So, that is getting on for 250 years old.
That would have been part of a pair of candlesticks.
Basically, very neo-classical, with this Corinthian column,
and would have sat and graced any dining table in the country.
-This one is a lot younger, isn't it?
-It's Birmingham, 1920-something.
So, although that has value, this is the real, real find.
And I guess someone's converted it to a lamp and everyone thought it must be electric,
it must be relatively new.
Is that going to make much difference to its value,
-the fact that someone's converted it to electricity?
-No, nothing's been drilled.
You take that wooden base off, take the fitting out of that. You've still got the sconce,
-the drip tray.
-They get lost, don't they?
They get lost, so you've got everything.
What you haven't got is the pair.
To have 18th century...you imagine Robert Adam, neo-classical, very much the influence on this.
It is in good condition. I can't see any damage on it. So, what a find.
So, what sort of profit is she likely to make on her £1?
I think an estimate between £200 and £400 together would be conservative.
And you may have thought they weren't worth a light, but let me tell you, they are.
What is nice that if we add that £200 now to the lowest estimate
that James has given you on everything else he's seen...
I know you want to raise £700 for something special for Nina's 16th birthday
we should be able to make £740, but, who knows, as James says, that could be worth even more than £200.
So, keep you fingers crossed for the day of the auction.
You have got an eye for a bargain, haven't you?
I'm jealous, I'm taking notes here!
I'll have to come with you.
I think that Angela is something of an expert-in-the-making!
I can't wait to see how all her items do when she takes them to the sale room.
Remember the scent bottles she's collected over the years?
Well, there's a good collection that should make between £60 and £100.
Plus that Edwardian mahogany card table.
That should bring in another £60 to £100.
Finally, the collection of horse tack
showing Queen Victoria's emblem.
James gave it a conservative £30 to £50 estimate,
but, with its Royal connection, who knows what it will make on the day?
Still to come on Cash In The Attic, will Robin Hood come riding through the glen for us?
I'm not sure whether we did rob from the rich to give to the poor,
but it was a good try!
-We feel the angst of the bidder.
-She can't resist it.
-And the excitement of the seller.
-But who'll be the happiest when the final hammer falls?
-Are we all done?
Well, it's just been a couple of weeks since we were with Angela
and her daughter Nina at their home in Berkshire.
Angela's goal is £700
so that she can have a very special birthday treat
for her daughter Nina when she's 16.
So we've brought all her items here today to sell
at the Chiswick auction rooms in west London,
and we're just waiting now for the bidders to arrive
and hopefully, they'll buy their things when they go under the hammer.
Today, we're at a sale of fine antiques and works of art.
I hope that's good news for Angela and her items,
in particular, the Edwin Earp watercolours and, of course, the Georgian silver candlestick.
They really do look rather splendid here on all this lovely furniture, don't they, James?
I'm having one last nostalgic look at this wonderful Georgian silver candlestick.
-Yes, because that really does have age and quality to it.
Whereas this one, having taken a closer look at it, always was a silver lamp.
Absolutely and quite rightly, the auction house have chopped off the wires.
They are not guaranteeing it's safe as an electrical fitting. You've got to source out the electrics yourself.
Completely. This one, we decided, was round about what period?
I think that's 1930s. It's actually not a particularly old one.
It's a wonderful sale here today and I think the people here will recognise the quality in that piece.
The bidders have now started to arrive and there seems to be a fair amount of interest in our items.
But there's one piece they can't look at just now.
Hello Angela and Nina, taking a last look at your royal connections there!
You didn't know what that was, did you?
-No, not at all.
-But we think that might do quite well today?
I think so, with that royal connection and all the carriage fittings.
-£30 to £50, it's got to do better than that.
-It should do.
£700 is our target. Angela, have you told Nina yet
what you're going to do for her 16th birthday?
-So, she knows already.
-I have told her.
-So, what are you going to do?
We're going to actually do a makeover for her, for her bedroom.
Fantastic! Have you worked out what you want to do in the bedroom?
-What's it going to be?
-We're going to wallpaper a wall and change my bed and change everything.
-Fantastic, so that £700 target we've got today, we've got to make, haven't we?
Shall we go and take our places? Let battle commence!
Angela has a dozen interesting offerings here, so let's hope they stand out amongst the competition.
The first of her lots to come up is a lovely old book
with a price tag of...
Angela, tell me about this book,
The Historical Anecdotes of the Life of Robin Hood.
It came from a garage sale near my house.
We were going out for the afternoon to get some plants
and I saw this sign,
and I said to my husband, "Let's go and have a look,"
and I had a box full of books for two pounds.
-You can't resist it, can you?
-No, I can't.
£10, £10 for it? £5 for it? Thank you, a bid at 5.
Bidder at £5. Give me 6 for it?
£5, a starting bid of £5. Are we done? £5, you bidding 6?
-£5 and going...
I'm not sure whether we did rob from the rich to pay the poor,
but it was a good try!
It was a profit!
And it's a start,
but not much will change in Nina's bedroom
unless we make more than a fiver.
Next up is a lot that's fit for a queen.
It's the collection of horse tack that once adorned the horses
of Victoria Regina's Knights and Ladies of the Garter.
Perhaps even the Queen herself.
You're going to have people interested in horses and interested in royalty here.
Well, absolutely. I think Lord Hambleden is obviously very posh,
but not as posh as royalty, and that's what we're hoping for
is to get a paltry £30 to £50.
With that royal connection and the fantastic quality
on those tracers, I hope it canters away.
Thank you, a bid at 10.
A bid at 10, looking for 12, who'll give me 12? 15.
15? 15. 18? 18. 20?
25. At £25... 28? At £25...we're done.
Last time £25, all done. £25...
£25, you look disappointed.
-I thought it would be more than that.
-It didn't run away.
That WAS a little disheartening though,
especially given its royal connections.
Still, it did almost make
James's lowest estimate.
Next it's the turn of the small Victorian brass telescope.
The estimate here is...
Where did this come from?
-A car-boot sale.
-Surprise me, tell me what you paid for it?
-I paid about 50p for it.
-Oh, well, even though it's got a bit of damage,
I'm feeling bullish - I think we're going to guarantee a profit on this.
Here we go!
Victorian brass telescope. £20...
Take a bid at £20... £20... 22...
30... 32? 30, is that all?
at £30, all done,
£30, it goes out the door...
-£30 was the top of the estimate.
-All right, top of the estimate.
So, that was right on the nose, James.
And a good profit.
Angela certainly seems to have a talent for spotting classy items,
and her next lot is something else she picked up at a car-boot sale.
The two cigarette cases, now with a price tag of...
I think its surprising that, since smoking became one of those things you don't do in public any more,
how many times we find wonderful cigarette cases tucked away in drawers in people's homes.
People do use them for all sorts of things and, of course, these do have a hallmark on them.
They're such good quality that people just like to have them on display.
£20 apiece doesn't sound a lot to me.
£20, please, a bid at £20... 22...
25... 28... 30... 32... 35... 38...
40... 42... 45... £42...
Come on, my son.
42... £42... All finished at £42,
are we done? All finished at £42...
£42, £2 over your highest estimate, James.
-So they went really well.
And another great result.
You know, Angela could have found her forte here.
The next item is the Comitti clock that is up for £60 to £80.
It was bought about 20 years ago, not by Angela, but her husband, Bob.
-Did he like it?
-I think he did, yeah.
His he going to be happy to see it go?
I don't know about him, but I am.
-I just really want modern items in the house.
You're ganging up against your poor old dad and making him sell it!
£50 for it?
£40 for it? Bid at 40...
42... 45... 48...
That was 50 already.
£50 now, 55... 60?
Back in at 55...
£55, and going. 55, your bid.
-It wasn't bad.
You two will be pleased it's gone, your new look.
Just break the news to him gently.
Well, Bob may not have the golden touch of his wife,
but still, his clock was only £5 beneath James's lowest estimate.
Angela, something coming up that you have not bought
at a car-boot sale, and that's the canteen of silver-plated cutlery.
Remind where it did come from.
It was my husband's mother's.
It was their family cutlery, their best.
£30 to £60 about right, James?
I think it is about right, if you had for eight, or ten, or 12,
you'd be in hundreds and hundreds of pounds.
It's the fact that if you're giving a dinner party,
most people want more than six people there - it's as simple as that.
£30, start me. Thank you, £30. 32...
-They're already at £40.
-40 over there...
42... 45... 48... 50...
At 48, then, 50...
55... 60... 65... At £60, all done, your bid and gone, £60.
£60, top of the estimate!
-Top of the morning to you.
-That's a good result, isn't it?
There were quite a few bidders interested in that set
which pushed its price to the top.
Most of Angela's items have done really well today
and I think Angela and Nina are keen to know what the total is so far.
Halfway point, £700 is your total, so we'd be looking to make about £350 at this stage.
We're not quite there yet, but we do have some interesting things to come in the second half.
What's very interesting is, Angela,
you've been really cool as a cucumber watching everything go through,
and, Nina, you have been going...
-..and almost levitating, are you enjoying yourself?
-So far, we've made £217.
But we've sold everything and we've got some great things to come.
If you have a special project in mind and need to raise a little money for it at auction,
it is worth bearing in mind that there are charges to be paid,
such as commission and they do vary from one sale room to another, so it is a good idea to check in advance.
Angela and Nina have six more items left to sell, including the stunning Georgian silver candlestick.
Next up is the oak-glazed display cabinet.
The price tag in the catalogue here is...
There's a large piece of furniture coming up. It must have left a hole.
Yes, there is a hole, but it's quite nice because I can now put something else more suitable.
£50 for it. £30 for it. Take 30... 32...
35... 38... 40... 42... 45...
Working its way up to what we really wanted!
55... 60... 65... One more please, 65... 70.. £70...
70, 75... £70, are we done at £70?
-That's not too bad.
-Could have done better, but you are delighted to have got rid of it, aren't you?
Yes, I don't want to take it back.
It wouldn't have gone back in the back of the car easily!
Just £10 under the top estimate is another great result
and £70 is a good amount to put in the pot.
The mahogany card table is up next. Will it be snapped up
for £60 to £100?
According to the catalogue, the next item of yours to come up
is the Edwardian mahogany tea table with a fold-over top and under-tier.
You were pretty convinced that this was a games table.
I'm not sure why they've called it a tea table,
because you've got cubby holes for putting your chips and playing cards.
I'd much rather be playing a game at that table than taking tea, which no-one does any more!
£50 for it, please... £50 for it.
The table. £50... 55... 60...
65... 70... 75...
-Still going up.
At £70, I'm going at £70...
£70, that's a bit more than you paid for it, isn't it, Angela?
Oh, yes, I paid about £18.
There you go, got a return.
You see? Learn from your mother, Nina.
I wonder if the winning bidder is going to play cards on it,
or take tea.
Now, we've got your wonderful collection of scent bottles here.
Although these were very girlie and very feminine, I liked them.
You must be sorry to see some of these go.
I am, in a way, because some of them are very, very lovely.
-How many have you got?
-Between 15 and 20, I think.
You're getting quite a lot for your money,
because £60 to £100 for the entire collection,
it's three of four quid each, which isn't huge.
They're very collectible, scent bottles.
£50... Thank you, a bid at £50. 55... 60...
65, I'll come back to you. 65... 70...
75... 80... 85...
130... Up to you now.
130, new bidder. 140...
130... 140... At 130 in the middle, £130.
She really wants them, she's been outbid.
135, you want?
135, she's come back in.
She can't resist it, she's back in again.
£140... 145, she means it...
155... You going to roll your eyes again?
At 150, and 155...
You out? 155! Why not?
You've got 'em at 155.
-155, all done. 238, 155.
Good price, and I'm glad she got them, because...
The look of disappointment! And then she thought, "There's going to be one more bid."
It was a very feminine lot, so it's right that she gets it.
We all felt quite involved there
and really wanted the bottles to go to that lady.
They went for a terrific price too, so we're doubly delighted.
Next, another collection that belonged to Angela's mother-in-law.
These silver hairbrushes and table mirrors are valued at...
Not something that you used on your dressing table.
They've just sat in a box for ages.
-And it's not the kind of thing you would use either presumably, Nina?
-No, not really.
Is it because you didn't like them, or...?
They just weren't my style.
£30, start me.
A bid at £30. 32...
32... 35... 38... 40...
42... 45... 48... 50... 55...
It's now at £50...
Are we done at £50? Going at £50...
£50, bottom of the estimate, but that's a good result.
That's all right.
Right on the nose, and another £50 into the pot.
Angela has just two lots left, with the Edwin Earp watercolours up first. She bought them
from a local gallery, and now they're valued at...
You were a little bit tipsy when you bought these, weren't you?
I really was, yes.
I'd had a few drinks because they had an open evening
and of course it was free drink and I decided I'd have something as well.
So, I was showing off, I suppose!
Three watercolours, £100...
Thank you for the £100.
110... 120... 130... 140... 150... 160...
150, take 160.
-150, last chance, your bid...
-It wasn't bad.
It's time for somebody else to enjoy them.
£150. That's £50 over what Angela paid for them originally.
So, in spite of being a little tipsy at the time, she made a profit.
It's time for our final lot and we should be going out with a bang,
as it's the two candlesticks, one of which is Georgian.
You bought it for next to nothing, didn't you?
-What did you pay for them?
-I only paid £1 for each of them.
I'm going to come along with you. Next time you go for one of these, I want to be there!
Let's see what your return is going to be on that one.
150 to start me. 150 there.
160... 170... 180...
210... 220... 230...
260... At £250...
Going at £250 and gone...
It's a shame they didn't make more,
but Angela seems very relaxed about the sale and she doesn't know her full total yet.
I'm sure she's going to have good cause to get excited.
I did say at the halfway point that we were not halfway to your £700, but never fear,
because we were all optimistic that the second half was going to be good and it really has been.
£700 is what you wanted to spend on that makeover for Nina's room, but there's going to be a bit left over
and I think, Angela, you should decide how you want
to spend the rest of the money, because you've made £962.
So, I think your mum gets to spend £262 on something else.
-A bit of pampering.
-Clothes for me!
How about something for your mum?
Back at their house, and Angela has wasted no time in transforming Nina's bedroom.
Even her dad, Bob, has been roped in
along with a family friend to do the finishing touches.
We've gone for the glamorous style, really.
She wanted it done as a movie star because she's heading into that kind of thing.
So, what does Nina think of the makeover?
I think it's really, really amazing.
I absolutely love the light. It is so nice when you turn it on the light reflects on the ceiling.
-And now she's going to keep it nice and clean, she's promised. Hopefully.
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