Higgs Cash in the Attic


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Lorne Spicer and Jonty Hearnden help Josie and Len Higgs sort through a lifetime of collectibles to be auctioned so they can buy a plasma screen and have family movie nights.


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Hello, and welcome to the show that searches for hidden treasures to sell at auction.

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You know what it's like, you go on holiday, you get carried away and bring back those typical souvenirs.

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Well, the couple we're meeting today have been doing that for 40 years.

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What they really want to know is, is there any cash in their attic?

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic, a pair of Staffordshire pugs that prove pedigree costs.

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-£40, 40 years ago?

-Yes.

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-Wow.

-It was a lot of money.

-LAUGHTER

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I think she was mugged.

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And some amateur craftsmanship dazzles our expert.

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-This is actually made by Len?

-Yeah.

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And it's solid silver? I can actually see a hallmark there, too.

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At auction, we hit the jackpot with some antique dice.

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I reckon you've thrown three sixes there.

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That's amazing.

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Find out what happens later on Cash In The Attic.

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Well, today, I've come to the picturesque Findon in West Sussex

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to meet a really adventurous couple

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who've called in the Cash In The Attic team

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to help them sell souvenirs of both their travels and their hobbies

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so they can finance a rather nice stay-at-home treat.

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Josie loves her pet pug and husband Len loves his hobbies.

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Together, they have three daughters,

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seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Josie and Len were childhood sweethearts

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and met when they were both working at WH Smith's in the 1950s.

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Len later went to work for the Daily Mirror

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in London's famous Fleet Street.

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When he retired in 1989, they moved to their holiday home in Spain

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and they lived there for six years before deciding to move back

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to be with their family, who they missed very much.

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With a hoard of souvenirs and collectibles purchased over the years,

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they now want to clear out the clutter and raise enough money

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to buy something the whole family can gather around and enjoy.

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Jonty Hearnden is with me today

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and, with his lifelong experience of antiques,

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he knows just what to look for.

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-I can hear a noise that sounds like... Pug dog!

-Hello, how are you?

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Hello, lovely! I recognise that noise

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because I've got a pug dog and they always sound like they're snoring.

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You're lovely! Great to meet her, but I guess that's not why you've called us in!

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So, why did you call us?

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Er, we'd like to get some money to buy a plasma - I believe it's plasma - television.

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And I've got a few odd bits and I'm hoping Jonty and yourself

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will look at them and be able to get me to the target - £300.

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-That's a very cheap plasma TV.

-Oh, no, we've got some money to add to it.

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-Right.

-Just to top it up and get what we want, we need about £300.

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OK, and the items that we'll be looking at, you say you've got quite a lot.

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-Is that stuff you've collected or inherited?

-Collected, mainly.

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-Um, yeah, over the years...

-I've collected something over the years as well called Jonty Hearnden!

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-I'm hoping he'll have found something to help us reach that £300 target. Shall we?

-Yes, certainly.

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Sniff him out! Where is he?

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Well, they certainly have a house filled with all sorts of bits and bobs,

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and it looks like Jonty's made the first discovery.

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-Ah, Jonty!

-Ah!

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-Look what I've found.

-Have you found something already?

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Something amazing. I've got this treasure chest.

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Inside, all that glistens IS gold!

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It's wonderful. We've got this lovely, chunky 9-carat gold necklace here.

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-9-carat?

-Yes.

-Oh, good.

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And we've got one, two other, smaller necklaces,

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and a lovely pair of fish earrings.

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-Those are 9-carat gold as well...

-Good.

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-A lovely little collection of gold. Can we sell this?

-Definitely.

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Is this stuff that you've bought yourself over the years?

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No, my father, he used to work at Covent Garden.

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And when he finished work, he used to go to Hatton Garden

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and buy little bits of gold and he got quite friendly with a jeweller,

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and he used to sell bits for him.

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And anything really nice, he used to show Len and Len used to buy them

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and he'd say it would do good in a rainy day.

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-And how long ago was that?

-Ooh, 40 years.

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He was ahead of his time, then, because there's lots of people

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buying and selling gold at the moment, aren't there?

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It's so exciting at the moment

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because everyone's trading with gold and, as a consequence,

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the market, the price, is just going up and up and up.

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-Ooh, good.

-Right now, if you're thinking of selling gold...

-Yes.

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..you're hitting it just at the right moment.

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When it comes to valuing these items,

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we have to be unemotional about them - detached -

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because they are sold for their scrap value only.

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But just this small amount here, we're now looking at...

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-Really?!

-Just for this.

-Good God!

-It's a small amount.

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I'd have melted it down a long time ago!

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LAUGHTER

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-Really?!

-That's a great find.

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It is, isn't it?

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This collection has certainly been a great investment for them,

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and I'm hoping that I have the Midas touch,

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spotting this large, oval-frame mirror in the bedroom.

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It's not quite as valuable as Jonty's earlier find...

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Josie also wants to sell this white leather chair,

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which she bought for £5 in Spain.

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With turned legs and a serpentine front, it has a 19th century feel,

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but Jonty assures us it's a modern piece.

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So, will Josie be happy to say adios to that distinctive chair

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when it goes before the bidders?

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What do we say for this one? £50, what do we say?

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30, then?

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20? 10 for it. What's that, five? Good heavens!

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Oh, dear, does it climb back up?

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Five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten...

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Well, it does, but by how much? Find out later.

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As our search of Len and Josie's house continues,

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Jonty has a good look at the sideboard in the lounge

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and decides to check out this collection of plates.

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They were all bought by Josie when they lived in Spain

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and the images are transfer printed rather than hand-painted,

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so Jonty values them at:

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He also spots a pair of 1960s reproduction

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Edwardian glass ceiling lights in the bedroom.

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Excuse me, Jonty, I've just seen these two pugs...

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-A pair of pugs we have!

-Yes.

-OK.

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So, let's have a look at these. These are Staffordshire.

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-Really?

-Generically called Staffordshire

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because that's where they would have been made.

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Certainly, in the 19th century, there were many factories in the Stoke-on-Trent area

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that produced ceramics not necessarily for the rich,

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but for the masses.

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-Right.

-That's the reason why a lot of what they produced was, I suppose, very, very simple,

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and that's the reason why people started collecting Staffordshire,

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because they loved the simplicity.

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If you look at the simplicity of our pair of dogs here,

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they don't have great detail,

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but they somehow have character.

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-How much did you pay for these?

-£40.

-£40, 40 years ago?!

-Yes.

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JONTY LAUGHS

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I think she was mugged.

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LAUGHTER

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-Are you sure you're happy to sell them?

-Yes.

-I'm going to shock you.

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-Are you?

-They're worth...

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I don't think that they're worth the £40.

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I would put £30 to £50 for them at auction. How do you feel about that?

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-All right!

-They're going!

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Josie's next find is an interesting one. It's a carved nut

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and, inside, there's three dice,

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so it's worth a gamble as it's odds on winning £10 to £30 at auction.

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Jonty...

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What about this?

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-Another fish!

-Yep.

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-Wow, that's a much bigger... It's not really an earring, is it?

-No!

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So, tell me about this one.

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Len made that. We used to go to silver classes,

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and I have a small...

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-So this is actually made by Len?

-Yeah.

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-And it's solid silver?

-Yep.

-I can actually see a hallmark there, too.

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So he had it hallmarked, which is wonderful.

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The school we went to,

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they had the...Queen's jubilee for one year, the stamp.

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So whatever we made that year,

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it was all stamped with the jubilee stamp.

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Right, yes. That was quite a fashion at the time,

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-stamping those ingots, wasn't it?

-Yep.

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What else have we got...? Oh, talking of which!

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We've got loads of ingots. How many there?

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-One, two, three...

-Four.

-Four, yes.

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Well, all our little items in there

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we will sell, probably, as one lot.

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-Oh, right.

-Again, we need to assess

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the sort of weight that we've got here.

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-Right.

-And a bit like the gold - we had less gold.

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-We have more silver here but the same value at auction.

-Oh, great.

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-Great. I'm happy with that.

-Yeah?

-Mmm. Definitely.

-Excellent.

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A great find, and well done to Len and Josie

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for making all that jewellery.

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They clearly have the ability to craft out their own careers

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wherever they are.

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You must have been amongst the first of the Brits to sort of buy into Spain at that time?

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We bought a bit of land in Spain many years ago and just sat on it.

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We always knew we were going to end up there.

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The disaster for us was I couldn't get to my retirement age

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to get the government pension

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to support what was deteriorating in that field of money at the time.

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So, we decided to come back. We missed the family.

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-So how many children have you got?

-Three. Three girls.

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And what are their ages?

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Er, Tracey, she's 46.

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-Yeah, I think so, about that.

-And Zena's 44...

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-..and Liz will be about 41.

-42.

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-So you've been surrounded by girls, then.

-Yes. Dominated by girls!

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I grumble a bit, they say,

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but I think that's only natural.

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-When you get older, you don't want to be pushed and, "Get this," and...

-They say that about Jonty!

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LAUGHTER

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Yeah, leave him alone, like, you know!

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I hope he's not grumbling too much in there because we need to find some stuff to sell, don't we?

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Len is a keen fisherman and goes carp fishing three times a week.

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His parents were also enthusiasts

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and gave him his own fishing rod and reel.

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Unfortunately, though, there's no manufacturer's mark,

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and that makes it difficult to date and value.

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Let's hope we reel in the bidders at...

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So, Len, here we are in your dusty garage,

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but we're surrounded by movie-making equipment.

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-Yep.

-Is this you?

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This was, years ago, me

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but, as movie equipment advanced

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and the family grew up, I lost interest.

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We've got a lot of equipment here - two projectors.

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One projector here is by Bell & Howell,

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which is a great American name.

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This is a Super 8. Does that do 16mm as well?

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-That does both.

-And we've got this lovely little cine camera here.

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That's wonderful.

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Well, it was at the time but, when you look at it now,

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you think it's a bit cheap, you know what I mean?

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Not really because Bell & Howell, again - the same as the projector.

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I don't think you'll get a vast amount for it at auction

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but I think you're looking at possibly £50 to £100 for it.

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-You happy about that?

-Definitely.

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Now, the girls are busy in the house.

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I've brought the ice creams.

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Let's roll this cine film and see what happens.

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PROJECTOR WHIRS Is that you?

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That's me - it was. That's back in England.

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As the boys reminisce, we're coming to the end of our rummage,

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searching for items that will help them replace this old technology

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with something more up-to-date.

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I find this Beswick owl.

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This was a gift from Josie's father and dates back to the 1980s.

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It's still collectable today. It's valued at £20-£30.

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And collecting is one of Josie's big hobbies.

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She didn't stop, even when they moved to Spain.

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Now, of course, you know, but a lot of people might be looking at this

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and thinking, "They're all Lladro figures."

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-Yes.

-But they're not, are they?

-No.

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Because, if you look on the underside here,

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-we have a Tengra stamp.

-That's right.

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Now, Lladro, and many other factories,

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were based in the region of Valencia.

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They have about 70% of the market share...

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-Really?

-..of this style of figurine work.

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But there are smaller factories that are in the style of,

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and Tengra is one of them.

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If they had been Lladro,

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we would have been talking about an appreciably larger sum of money.

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They have to be, at least, worth...

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It's only that sort of ballpark that I think we are playing with

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-which, of course, is not necessarily even getting your money back.

-No.

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So, how do you feel about that?

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Um...I think we can take a chance and see

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or I might keep one or two pieces back. Depends.

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I have got a couple of pieces that are favourite

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and I might keep a few bits back.

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-OK.

-I might not.

-We'll watch this space.

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Yes, yes.

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Right, well. I have to say, these might have not returned a huge investment for you

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which, as you say, wasn't the point, but lots of other things have.

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You wanted £300, didn't you?

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-Yes.

-So that we can remove all of these and put the television up here.

-Yes.

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Right, well, the value of everything that's going to auction comes to £540!

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-Oh, that's great news!

-Lovely. Yeah, brilliant.

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-Yeah, I'm well pleased with that.

-Well pleased.

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That's fantastic. We smashed through the £300 target today

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and I can see Cash In The Attic in widescreen up on their wall already.

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And to get us to that target

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are some great finds, including...

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the collection of gold jewellery they bought as an investment

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on the advice of Josie's father 40 years ago.

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That should set the bidders' eyes alight.

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And the silver jewellery, too.

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Many of the pieces were made by Len and Josie.

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And there's the two Staffordshire ceramic pugs,

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which Josie bought for £40 40 years ago.

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Let's hope they break through the estimate

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when they go under the hammer.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic...

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A mirror given as a payment for a DIY job attracts a lot of attention.

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Len, your job was worth £40!

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-Crikey!

-I hope that lady's watching.

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And Jonty thinks Josie's plates still have a place at auction.

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I eat off a plate every day!

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But will we get our just desserts?

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Now, it's been a few weeks since we met Len, Josie and the pug dog, Sol.

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We had a great day at their home.

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We found plenty of antiques and collectibles to bring here

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to Denham's auction house in Sussex.

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Now, remember, they want to raise £300 towards that new plasma TV.

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Let's just hope the bidders are tuned in to our items when they go under the hammer today.

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These fortnightly auctions take place in rural Sussex

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and they sell everything from antiques and fine quality furniture

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to curios, costume jewellery and house clearance goods.

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Len and Josie brought their collection here a few days ago.

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So, did everything arrive?

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-That one's got the label on it...

-Good morning!

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Hello, very nice to see you.

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There's two here, and I've seen a few others.

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I've only spotted six.

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-Yes.

-What happened with the other three?

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-I couldn't bring them all!

-Couldn't part with them.

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Once I took them all down from the wall,

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it just looked so bare.

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And I had a chap come in

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to see about putting the telly - when we buy it - on the wall,

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and he said it wasn't a safe wall.

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So it was an excuse to keep three of them to put back on the wall

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-and get a stand when we get the television.

-Oh, right.

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Everything else is here, I take it?

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And our first lot of Len and Josie's to come up

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is the ornate, carved wooden nut,

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shaped like an egg, and containing three bone dice.

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What do we say for it? £30 for it? 20, then. I'm bid 20.

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And two. 24, 26, 28, 30.

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And two. 34, 36, 38...

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With me now at £38, then.

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40, then, and two.

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With me, now, at 42, then. Are we done, now?

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At 42, and selling at £42, you're all done at 42, are you?

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-£42! That's really good, isn't it?

-That's ridiculous!

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I think you've thrown three sixes there! That's amazing.

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Well, that's a great start to our day here,

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and Josie's delighted.

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Next up, the white chair. It's in the catalogue for:

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What do we say for this one? £50 for it, do we say?

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30, then? Come on, now.

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20? 10 for it. I'm bid five...

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What's that, five?! Good heavens.

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Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

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12, 14... At £14.

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Can't sell this at £14.

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Do I see any more than 14? Can't sell it at 14, then.

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-It's unsold.

-It doesn't matter.

-£14!

-I'm glad.

-Are you?

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Well, Josie's obviously not too disappointed with that non-sale

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but we are here to try and make them some money.

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Next up is a bevelled wall mirror in a decorative gilt frame,

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which Len was given in payment for doing some decorating.

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£20 for it, do we say?

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10, then? Come on. I'm bid 10.

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12, 14, 16, 18, 20.

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And two. 24. 26?

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24 with you. Yours at... Ah, 26.

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28 now. 30. And two. 34, 36.

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38, 40. And two?

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Gentleman's bid at £40, then.

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Are we all done at 40, are we? Away we go at 40.

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Len! Your job was worth £40!

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Crikey!

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I hope that lady's watching.

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That's brilliant - double Jonty's estimate. Well done, Len.

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There's more money in the kitty when the fishing rod and reel

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and Beswick owl go under the hammer -

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adding £44 to the pot between them.

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Now, will the Staffordshire pug dogs prove just as popular?

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-We want £30 to £50, Jonty.

-Absolutely. I'm sure somebody will love them.

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A pair of Staffordshire style figures of pugs.

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Handsome little dogs.

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My grandmother was a champion breeder of these beasts.

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What do we say for them?

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What do we say for them? £30 for them?

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20, then. They don't eat much. 12, 14, 16.

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Come along. With me at £16. That's bought one of them.

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With me at 16. 18. At £18, then.

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Are we all done and selling? Can't sell this at 18.

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At £18, then. Everyone wants to see me afterwards.

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How do you feel? Disappointed?

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-Well, yeah, it did seem a little bit...

-Yes.

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Maybe it's not everybody's dog, though, a pug.

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No, that's very true. We have to consider that, but that's a pair like that.

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You know, I still think that would have been very, very cheap, had it sold at that price.

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Yeah, the auctioneer was wise. He took them up to that figure,

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-but they weren't biting any further, so he brought them in.

-Yes.

-So, unsold.

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That's fine, I'm quite happy with that.

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The ceramic pugs are unsold

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but Josie's not bothered as she's the real thing at home.

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With half our lots sold, we've made £126 towards our £300 target -

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and, with two lots unsold, that's not bad going.

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If you have a special project that you'd like to try and raise money for at auction,

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do bear in mind there are charges to be paid, such as commission.

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These vary from one sale room to another,

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so it's always worth enquiring in advance.

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Len and Josie's next lot

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is the collection of Spanish porcelain plates.

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-Now, for the plates, we want £30-£50.

-Yes.

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I bet they cost you a lot more.

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They did, but it's fashion, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-Probably just not everybody is into plates now.

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The fashion changes.

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-Well, let's see what we can get for them.

-OK.

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What do we say for those? Classical plates there.

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£30 for them, do we say?

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20, then. 10 to get us going. Come on, now.

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I'm bid £5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...

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At £10, then. Are we done? 12, 14,

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16, 18, 20

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and two, 24, 26, 28. 28 at the back.

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Going to sell now at £28.

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£28, are you happy with that?

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-Yes.

-Yes.

-Good, OK. More money in the bank.

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I was a little bit concerned when you said plates are out of fashion. I eat off a plate every day.

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Yes, Jonty. Don't pack in your day job.

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Your estimate was almost spot-on there.

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Next up is the Bell & Howell Super 8 movie projector,

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edit machine and photographic equipment.

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All for:

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What do we say for it? £50 for it?

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30, then?

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20, have we, then?

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I'm bid £10. 12, 14,

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16, 18. At £18, do I see 20 anywhere?

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At £18 - a cheap lot at £18, then. Are we done at £18, then?

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-No.

-Not sold.

-No.

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Oh, what a shame. But still, Len's going to hold on to it

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and may yet put it to use.

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Fortunately, the pair of glass fittings have better luck.

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At 26, do I see 28?

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At 26 with you, sir. Looking for 28. At 26, are we all done at 26?

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Going to sell at 26, then.

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So £26, and Len and Josie are happy with that.

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Their next lot is the silver jewellery that they both made.

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Given the sentimentality attached to this lot,

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Josie has put on a £150 reserve.

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What do say for that collection? Do we say £100 for it, then?

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75. I'm bid 50.

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And five, 60,

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and five, 70, and five, 80,

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and five, 90,

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and five, 100.

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-And 10, 120, 130, 140...

-Go on!

-150 now?

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-150 with you, then...

-Yes!

-Yes!

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Selling now at £150, then.

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-How about that?

-Yes, well pleased.

-Are you happy with that?

-Yes.

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-You cracked it.

-Well, not personally.

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I think that's great. Testament to your own craftsmanship as well. Handmade pieces, a lot of those.

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-Yes. And they were solid.

-There was only one bidder in the room

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and, because you had that reserve, it went all the way up to £150.

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-Ah!

-So that's thanks to you.

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Sold for Josie's reserve, they're obviously delighted

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that the winning bidder appreciated their talents

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for making beautiful silver objects.

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The next lot is the Tengra figures.

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Josie couldn't bear to part with some of them,

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so not all of them are here.

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Can we still make the £100 estimate?

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So, what do we say for those?

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Six instead of nine, do we say £100 for them?

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Do we say 50 for them?

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-Oh!

-Decorative figures. 30, then?

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20. Thank you, I'm bid £20, and two.

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24, 26, 28, 30, and two, 34, 36, 38.

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At £38, then.

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Are we done now at £38, then? Can't sell them at 38, then. At £38...

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-Back on the wall.

-Oh, no they're not.

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What are you going to do with them?

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Um...

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-Wrap them up and put them away.

-Put them in the loft with the camera.

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Oh, no! Josie and Len are going to be taking

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a fair bit of stuff back with them today

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but I don't think Josie really minds.

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Now, our next lot is a collection of gold,

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although I notice in the catalogue it's described as "gilt metal".

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Gilt metal, yeah. I had a word with the auctioneer,

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and he said, because they're not hallmarked,

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they had to put them down as gilt.

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So that's fine, I'm quite happy with that.

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Gilt metal necklace. Other items of gilt metal etc, etc, etc.

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As you see them there.

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Quite a collection. What do we say for them? £100 for them? I'm bid 100 straight in.

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Do I see the 10? At £100,

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and 10, 120, 130,

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140, 150, 160, 170,

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180,

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190, 200, and 20.

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240, 260? 240 with you.

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-I told you you were valuable.

-Are we done now at 240, and selling?

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-240 quid!

-Are you pleased with that?

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It's crazy!

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It's amazing, isn't it?

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Well, we've certainly ended on a high.

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Len and Josie made almost their target figure

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with just that last lot.

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Josie's dad certainly knew what he was doing all those years ago.

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OK, well, you're taking a few bits home, but nothing too substantial.

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You wanted £300 for the plasma television.

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Do you think we've made that?

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Not sure, maybe a little bit near it.

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-Yes?

-You've done better than that. You've made £570.

-You're joking?!

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I can't believe it!

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You've paid for the telly!

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Well, not personally. I have to say, I think most of that is down to your dad,

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his very shrewd gold investment, to be honest.

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-That really boosted our prices.

-Yes.

-Great.

-Are you pleased?

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-Oh, yes.

-Wonderful.

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So what are you going to do with the extra money?

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Erm...I might take him to lunch!

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Len and Josie are very keen to spend their auction earnings

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and head straight to their local electrical store

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to try out the latest in plasma television technology.

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And guess what's on?

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Oh, look. Cash In The Attic.

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Oh, no!

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The television's packing up, it's a very bad picture.

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Hoping to get something much larger, much clearer.

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Their hi-tech purchase doesn't fill the whole wall

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but fits in very nicely with Josie's Tengra ladies.

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-Are you happy now?

-Definitely.

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-I think you'll spend many hours watching that thing.

-I think so.

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-You will go to bed now and again, won't you?

-Definitely, yes.

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Josie and Len Higgs want to buy a plasma screen to treat their family to movie nights. Lorne Spicer and Jonty Hearnden help them sort through a lifetime of collectibles that can be sold at auction.


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