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Hello and welcome to Cash In The Attic,

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the show that hunts out hidden treasures and helps you sell them at auction.

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Today, I'm in all the hubbub of east London and I'm on my way to a house that I think is full of promise.

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I'm told there are all sorts of collectables in there, including this, an ostrich egg!

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What do you reckon it's worth? Well, I couldn't possibly tell you,

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but I know a man who can and all will be revealed before the final hammer falls.

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic, one of our items is music to Jonty's ears.

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-I really do like that sound.

-That is beautiful.

-It's the ring of confidence.

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-Yes, definitely!

-There's excitement at a rare and valuable find.

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I knew that that was a loved piece, but now my heart's racing!

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And at the auction, is satisfaction ever guaranteed?

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-She says it's not enough.

-It's not enough. Come on, more!

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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I'm in Bethnal Green and I'm on my way to meet the daughters

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of a truly remarkable woman who is sadly no longer with us.

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But she's left behind a rich legacy from a lifetime of collecting.

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The question, though, is are there any real riches there?

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The Cash In The Attic team have been called in to find out.

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Until just a few weeks ago, this house in London's Bethnal Green was home to Doreen Perry.

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She was a remarkable woman whose achievements in life included the creation of a highly successful

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record label and saving a school from certain closure.

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Her passion for collecting has left this three-bedroomed home full of antiques

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and their destiny now lies in the hands of her two daughters,

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Louise, a website designer, and Nicki, who has her own restaurant in New York.

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Jonty Hearnden is our expert today and he's looking forward to finding

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an array of antique furniture and, hopefully, some quality collectables.

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-Hello, ladies.

-Hello.

-Hi.

-Hello.

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-Who's who here, then?

-Nicki.

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-Hi, Nicki.

-Louise.

-Thank you so much for inviting us here

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-because I know that your mother passed away very recently, didn't she?

-Yeah.

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-What kind of woman was she?

-Unbelievably enthusiastic about the things that she loved.

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Very black and white person.

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-So how much money do you want to raise today?

-We think £1,000.

-As much as possible.

-Yes, as much...

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-Yes, as much as possible.

-And what's it going to go towards?

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She was the chair of governors at the Sir John Cass Foundation Redcoat School here in Bethnal Green,

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-which is why she moved here.

-It's for the school that your mother helped so much?

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-Yeah.

-Brilliant. All right, so £1,000 for the school.

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-We'd better get rummaging.

-Yes.

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Doreen's antiques took pride of place in her home.

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The display is remarkable and, with any luck,

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we should be able to find enough items to raise that £1,000 at the auction.

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Jonty, of course, has spent his life immersed in the world of antiques

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and he's always the first to get started on our rummaging.

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Today, it looks as if he's going to have

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some excellent support from Nicki and Louise,

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who've already found something to show him.

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We've got three maps of old London.

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Wonderful. These are originals.

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-Really?

-We should have a date here at the bottom.

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It says 1755?

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That's very old, isn't it?

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-That's amazing.

-Yeah, that is amazing.

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And they really are a snapshot in time.

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This is obviously what the north of the old city of London looked like.

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So this is of Cripplegate.

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Cripplegate was a gate in the old wall in the City of London

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-and it's the Barbican now.

-My mother lived in the Barbican.

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-Oh, that's where she had this.

-That's why she's got that, yeah.

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That's why maps are interesting, how the world changed.

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Often you see little maps of London and then, voom, it's a whole metropolis.

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-So, can we sell these?

-Yes, absolutely. What do you think we'd get for those?

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We're looking at, what?

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For three, £100 to £150.

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That's a good valuation to kick off our day here in Bethnal Green,

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and we have our first contribution towards that target of £1,000.

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As we split up to cover all corners,

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it's becoming clear just how keen a collector Doreen was.

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There's more than enough here to keep Jonty busy.

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-Well, it's a holder to put your plant pot into.

-Right.

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But it really is very good quality.

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I don't think this is 19th century, I think it's 20th century.

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-OK.

-But the decoration is really top quality, it's very, very beautiful,

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and all of that is hand-decorated with this lovely gilded decoration round the outside.

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The mark is Copeland. Now, that's a good sign because Copeland started life in Staffordshire in the 1770s,

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And I think this jardiniere is so attractive, so decorative,

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that it's got to be worth around about £100.

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-That's great.

-Happy?

-Very happy.

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Oh, I'm happy. I really do like that sound.

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-That is beautiful.

-It's nice, isn't it?

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-It's the ring of confidence.

-Yes, definitely!

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What a great price for a modern piece with no antique value,

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but will Jonty be as confident about the next item?

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I can't imagine he's come across too many giant ornamental eggs in his time!

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Of course, they're ostrich eggs,

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but we have a pair here, but we've also got

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this lovely decorated ostrich egg here, covered in butterflies.

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But ostrich eggs, you can see just how decorative they are.

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Well, let's take a look at the pair in more detail.

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If I pick this one up here, we can see that we have a crack in the top.

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This is where the innards have been taken out, but to cover that crack up

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they have placed this decorative finial on the top,

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but the stands themselves are extraordinary.

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They are gilded bronze, very heavy, and I believe these to be stands

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for oriental vases, so the vases have been taken away

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and the stands have been almost like recycled to place the pair of eggs on the top,

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but they make just a great pair. I suspect that we're looking at

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between £80 and £120 there.

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What do you think of that valuation?

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-That's fabulous.

-OK?

-Absolutely.

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I just hope those eggs get to auction in one piece!

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While Jonty, Nicki and Louise are still hunting around the house,

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I'm reminded that Doreen's passion for collecting encompassed both old and new.

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In her old bedroom, there's more evidence of her love of the contemporary.

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These two blown glass bowls are really rather stylish

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and Jonty packs them off to auction with a £50 to £70 price tag.

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On the landing, he spots a pair of pictures of Doreen's favourite subject matter, the butterfly.

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They're Oriental silk and date from the 19th century.

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Jonty thinks they should fetch £40 to £60 at auction.

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The butterfly motif appears in almost every room of Doreen's house.

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She was clearly quite a character and I want to learn more about her.

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So this is your mother, Doreen.

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My goodness me!

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What a stylish, incredible lady. Are these quite recent, these pictures?

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-They are recent. I think they're within the last six months.

-Yeah, they are.

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And even when she was very, very ill, she still had the full face of make-up, the shoes, the outfit

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-when she could barely walk.

-She was clearly a most extraordinary woman, but what was her upbringing like?

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We didn't know who her real parents were. She wouldn't discuss it.

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In actual fact, when she was 18 months old,

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her parents separated and they dumped her in a children's home.

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-How extraordinary.

-Which is why I think

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-she's always been for the underdog.

-She was very tough.

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Passionate about the opera and classical music.

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We were not allowed to play pop music in the house.

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She loved it. It was her passion.

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And I don't know that she knew as much as my dad, but she absolutely loved it.

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And the two of them started Hyperion Records,

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which is the most prestigious small classical record label in the world

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and has won all sorts of awards, and they started that company together.

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-I tell you, you two have got something to live up to, haven't you?

-We have!

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I don't think we'll ever make it! Not even combined!

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What a lady!

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And that's not to mention the school she saved from closure.

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But we're here to raise £1,000 so we need to get back to work.

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Jonty's still hard at it, and has unearthed an Edwardian oval tray.

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With a musical design in the centre and a fluted edge,

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it wings its way to auction with an estimate of £30-£50.

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As we continue to search every inch of this property, Nicki concentrates

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her efforts in the garden room, home to her mum's favourite pieces of china.

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She picks out this porcelain cow, which is, in fact, a novelty creamer.

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It's based on a design that originated in Holland

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and was later produced in the UK from the mid-18th century.

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It's in great condition and heads off to auction

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with a very respectable £80 to £120 estimate.

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And in the dining room,

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something rather special has caught Jonty's eye.

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Take a look at this.

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-Gosh, that's beautiful.

-This fan is stunning.

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This whole scene here is hand-painted,

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so this is a paper fan suspended on mother-of-pearl.

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That's what gives it the lovely glistening effect.

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Yes, can you imagine in subdued light,

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under candlelight or under oil light, the shimmer of mother-of-pearl?

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-Is it old, then?

-Very old. Date-wise, we're looking between 210,

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maybe 240 years old and it's not English, it's French.

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Oh, my word, that's incredible!

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Yeah. It's very interesting, that, because the closer you look,

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the more restoration you see, which makes sense because this is paper, just how fragile it would be.

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-It's been restored?

-Have a look here. Can you see...

-Oh, OK.

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-..that there is extra layers of paper that have been laid upon...?

-Wow!

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And therefore hand-painted in to restore it.

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-It all makes sense.

-So it's been loved, then.

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Absolutely. And it's been worth one's while restoring this

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because you're looking not at just a fan, you're looking at a work of art.

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I was going to say that. It is a work of art.

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-It really is.

-It's very beautiful.

-Hence the reason why it's framed.

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And why people collect these - they're so beautiful.

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But with a fan like this,

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there's something else to be looked at, so let me show you.

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Now, can you notice that this has no back to it at all?

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-OK.

-That was an optical illusion. I thought there was a backing.

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So let me take this off. What can we see?

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-Oh, my goodness!

-Wow!

-What do I see?

-It's painted on the back.

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So it's totally different. It's unique.

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I don't want to put an exact figure on it because of the restoration,

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but we're looking at between £200 and £400.

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-Whoa!

-Wow, that's incredible.

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-Yes? Happy?

-That's fantastic.

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That really is an amazing object and so delicate.

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Will that count on sale day?

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At £65. I'm bid 70. 75. 80.

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Find out later whether this gilt-framed work of art reaches its top estimate at auction.

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The fan has spurred us all on to keep looking and Nicki has spotted a pair of framed prints of London.

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Jonty thinks the prints could appeal to history-lovers

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and values the pair at £80 to £120.

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Louise is upstairs, searching through her mum's old cupboards and discovers an impressive collection

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of hats, some of them by milliner, Stephen Jones.

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I've heard how particular Doreen was about her appearance and Jonty thinks

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this rather splendid collection could fetch upwards of £80.

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On a roll, she sends this elegant chair off to auction.

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Its ornate tapestry covering is in superb condition,

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but it's a modern reproduction of a French-style chair

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so Jonty values it accordingly at £60 to £80.

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We're making good progress towards our target of £1,000 that the sisters will donate to the school.

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And, lurking amongst the mass of china,

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Jonty discovers an item that could be the find we're all hoping for.

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-Guys, you HAVE to stop what you're doing here because I have found a really rare item.

-Oh, really?

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Look at this beautiful bowl. This is quite...

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-You know, I'm gobsmacked, I really am! I really am gobsmacked.

-Did you know this was special?

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-I knew that that was a loved piece, but now my heart's racing!

-Well, it is very exciting.

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This is a bowl that was made in Worcester,

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but made a long time ago in the Worcester factory. About 1770.

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-Wow!

-Really?

-And we have the mark on the underside here.

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-This under-glaze blue mark was used by the factory all the way up until 1785.

-OK.

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But it's distinctively Worcester.

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If you see the blue, particularly, that is in the style of fish scales.

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They were copying factories like Sevres and Chelsea,

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but at the time, at the time when this bowl was made,

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they were producing the finest porcelain the country was producing

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and that's why so many people collect Worcester of this period.

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But there's a little bit of a problem that we have on the other side.

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It looks perfect,

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but there's a slightly different colour.

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There's a bit of a shadow there.

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-Now, I think that that's restoration.

-Really?

-Yes.

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-If you turn it on the other side too, can you see a slightly different colour...

-Oh, yes, yes.

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..to the inside there? Now, if this was in good condition, and I don't

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believe that it is in perfect condition, at auction, this should sell for in excess of £1,000.

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But with restoration, I believe this to be more like the £500 mark.

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-That's not too bad, is it?

-No, it's fantastic.

-Yeah? You'd better tell Louise about it.

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-Louise!

-Go and tell her that we've made a very interesting find.

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Hi! I think you can stop rummaging now, my dear.

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-Ah, the bowl.

-Yeah.

-Yes. Beautiful.

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I got very, very excited, but I think I've spotted a bit of restoration,

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-so we are still, hopefully, looking around £500 at the moment.

-Wow, that's fantastic.

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It's a very positive way to end the day, actually, and what a day it's been!

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-At the start of the day, we were saying that you wanted to raise £1,000...

-Yeah.

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..to help the school that your mother did so much for and that meant so much to her.

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Well, even with the damaged bowl, we reckon that you will, in fact,

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at the auction make £1,380.

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Fantastic.

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-Brilliant.

-The school will be thrilled with that.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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We've had a fascinating day in Bethnal Green hearing all about a quite remarkable woman.

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And didn't she have an eye for collectables!

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Heading off to auction, we have the highly unusual collection

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of decorative ostrich eggs.

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Who knows what someone might pay for this quirky lot,

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but we're hoping it'll be at least £80.

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The beautiful hand-painted fan that survived intact

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for over two centuries.

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It's a work of art and deserves to reach its £200 estimate.

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And, of course, the incredible 18th-century Worcester plate.

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Jonty was rendered almost speechless by its rarity

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and there's every chance

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his estimate could be blown clean out of the water.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic, there's division in the ranks.

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I'm going to feel positive. I'm going to send out positive vibes.

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I don't know, I'm feeling sort of either way on this one.

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It's a rollercoaster ride, but all is not lost.

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-Result! Hurrah!

-And does Doreen's spirit live on?

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-She is here.

-She's definitely here.

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And she's cross!

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Find out when the final hammer falls.

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It's a couple of weeks since we were with Nicki and Louise at their mother's home

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in Bethnal Green, and I have to say it was one of the most fascinating days of rummaging I've ever had.

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Now, remember they want to raise £1,000 for the school

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that meant so much to their mother,

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so let's hope the bidders here at Chiswick Auction Rooms

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in west London really are going to do her memory proud when her items go under the hammer.

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Now, Jonty always has an eye

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for the out-of-the-ordinary and he's headed straight for our star item.

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Since the rummage, he's had time to do a bit more research about it.

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Good morning.

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-Oh, there you are.

-Oh!

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-Still admiring my lovely bowl.

-Oh, the bowl. Oh.

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This bowl is exquisite.

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-We were worried about the damage.

-I know.

-Did you get a second opinion?

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Well, I've had a second opinion, yes, and I've talked to the guys here and they think

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that my initial gut reaction of £500 might even be too high, so we're looking at more like £300 to £500.

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-Oh, well, hopefully, somebody does!

-Well, I do, too.

-Yes.

-Because we've got other items.

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-Let's go and see if the girls have arrived.

-OK.

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It's disappointing that the Worcester bowl

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hasn't turned out to be worth more,

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so let's hope Nicki and Louise aren't too deflated before we even start the day.

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-Good morning.

-Hello.

-Hi! How are you?

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-How you're you doing?

-Nice to see you again.

-And you.

-We had such fun!

-It was fun.

-Yeah, a really good day.

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And you've got the lovely egg.

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-We have.

-The auctioneer's split up the ostrich collection.

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Now, that lovely one you've got in your hand will be sold separately

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and all the others will be in a different lot.

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They'll get more money that way, so that's good news for us.

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Shall we get a place? The auction's about to start.

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-Yes.

-Put it down carefully!

-Yes, don't break the egg!

-No!

-OK.

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Go and get a spot.

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If, like Nicki and Louise, you're thinking of heading to auction, remember that commission

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and other charges may be added to your bill, so do check the details with your auction house.

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The sale is about to start and we all get into position for the opening lot of the day.

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This is my favourite of your ostrich eggs, actually.

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This lovely painted one. I think it's gorgeous, I really do.

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-So, we want 80 to 120.

-£80 to £120.

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-Come on!

-I've got to start this no less than £60. £60, start me.

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Bid me £60. No bids of 60, I'll move on.

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-Oh, no!

-No interest at £60.

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-Oh.

-Unsold.

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-That's bad news.

-That's not a good start.

-No.

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Well, there just wasn't a market for our decorated egg.

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The other eggs will be coming up later.

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Maybe the engravings of these London landmarks

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that Jonty valued at £80 to £120 will ignite some interest.

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No bids of £60. I'm forced to pass it. No interest at £60.

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-This is not on, is it?

-Not sold.

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-She's in the room.

-She's here.

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-She's in the room.

-She's here, she's mad!

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-Really?

-She's cross with you! Oh, girls, you look really shocked!

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I am! I'm a bit freaked out.

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-She IS here.

-She's definitely here.

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And she's cross!

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With such a slow start to the day, it's no surprise that the sisters

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are wondering whether they should be selling

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their mother's belongings at all,

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but Nicki and Louise are sure that it's all for a cause their mother was passionate about,

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so let's hope the Staffordshire cow creamer stirs up some interest.

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£40? I don't know if I can sell it. £40, I'm bid. 45, there. 50. Five.

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60. Five. 70.

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You know you want it.

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£70, I'm bid, to my left. At £70. That's more like it.

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I'll take five elsewhere.

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Is that the money, then? At £70 and selling.

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We got that away. Sold.

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Sold. We've started!

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Thank goodness, a sale at last! But just under Jonty's lowest estimate.

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It seems the bidders here only have eyes for our quirkier items.

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Next up is the exquisite hand-painted fan.

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It's in absolutely perfect condition and might just be the piece to get hearts racing.

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I've got a good feeling about this and Jonty thinks we can get £200

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to £400 for it, but has he got the measure of the crowd here today?

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At £65. I'm bid 70. 75. 80.

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85. 90.

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-95. 100. 110. 120? At £110.

-Come on.

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Need 120, now. At £110. Commission bidder at £110 and selling.

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Are we all done?

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-Disappointing.

-Yes.

-Oh, I was hoping for so much more than that, but it's sold.

-It's sold.

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It's a sale, but well below Jonty's lowest estimate.

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We really need to drum up some interest to get

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anywhere near our target of £1,000 and help Doreen's school.

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Luck's just not on our side, as the hand-painted jardiniere

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fails to attract any bids at all!

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No interest at £60.

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It's beginning to look

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as if Nicki and Louise will be taking more of their mum's collectables home

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than they'd thought.

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And next is the contemporary glass bowls

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that Jonty priced at £50 to £70.

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£30, to start me. £30, I'm bid. Take two.

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-At £30.

-Thank God for that.

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At 32. 35. 38. At £35, then.

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At £35. I'll take 38 now. All done at £35 and selling?

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-We got a sale.

-We have.

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Well, it's a result, but well under Jonty's lowest estimate.

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At the halfway stage of the sale, we've made £215 towards our £1,000 target.

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We've a long way to go.

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Let's hope the 18th century maps of London come up trumps!

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Jonty valued them at £100 to £150.

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I've got two bids on this. I'll start it with me at £130.

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-I'll take 140 in the room. 140 there.

-Yeah!

-150. 160.

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As £150 with me, then. I'll take 160 now.

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-Come on.

-At £150 on commissions.

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Are we all done? Last chance of selling at £150, then.

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-Yes.

-Result! Hurrah!

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Fantastic, and it seems we're on a roll, as the reproduction

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tapestry chair flies out of the room.

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At £65. 70. 75. 80.

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Are we all done? And selling them, 173, £85.

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-Yes! Well done. Yes!

-Yeah!

-How does that feel?

-Feels good!

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£5 over Jonty's top estimate.

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At last, things seem to be picking up in the saleroom.

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And next under the hammer is the item we're all counting on.

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With any luck, the distinctive 18th-century Worcester bowl

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will turn everybody's heads.

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Jonty's certain that somebody will be happy

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to part with £300 to £500 for it.

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I'm feeling nervous because we really need this to sell.

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-It's your star item. It's the bowl, the Worcester bowl.

-How are the vibes, girls?

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I'm going to feel positive. I'm going to send out positive vibes.

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I don't know, I'm feeling sort of either way on this one.

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OK. Let's see if we can sell it. Fingers crossed.

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Start me at £300, please. No interest at 300.

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No bids at £300, then.

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So, we won't be giving the school £1,000, then.

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-No.

-Silence has fallen over the room.

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-Yes, there is a silence.

-It's all gone deadly quiet. Unsold.

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Well, there are stunned faces all round.

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That really is a huge disappointment for us all.

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We're going to need a dramatic turn in Nicki and Louise's fortunes

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if they're to donate £1,000 to the school now.

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Can those ostrich eggs possibly do it for them?

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£30 to start me. £30 I'm bid.

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Take two. At £30. A maiden bid at £30, then.

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I'm selling at £30. All done.

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£30, sold.

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-Egg-cellent.

-Well, not...

-Egg-cellent!

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You don't have egg on your face.

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Not bad, but it hasn't done enough to rescue us.

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We have to make more sales, and quick!

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We still have the Edwardian inlaid tray is up next, and Jonty thinks we can get £30 to £50 for it.

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At £40, then. In front of me at £40. All done, then, at £40.

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A great result, bang in the middle of Jonty's estimate,

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but we need some even better sales if we're to get anywhere near

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supporting their mother's cherished cause.

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Maybe the silk butterfly pictures will get a bidding war going.

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£50 to start me for the butterflies. £40. £40 I'm bid.

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Take five now. 45. 50.

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-Five. 60. Five. At £60.

-That's good, that's fine.

-I'll take five now.

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Is that enough at £60? Are we all done?

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Selling at £60, then. 589.

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-She says it's not enough.

-It's not enough, come on, more!

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We have just one more lot to sell in the quest to help Doreen's school.

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Let's hope that this amazing collection of designer hats

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leave the saleroom in style.

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It's a splendid collection. We're hoping for how much?

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-£80 to £120.

-Hard to value, really.

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They are, but they've got great designer names

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-and very good quality, so...

-OK.

-Let's see what happens.

-Here we go.

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And for the ladies, dress hats. I've got four commission bids.

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-Listen to this!

-Four commission bids.

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And at for 549 here, starting with at £125. I'll take 130 in the room.

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-Whoa!

-That's great.

-I'm bid 130. 135. 140.

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145. 150. 155. 160.

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£155 with me, then. I'll take 160 now. 160 there.

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It beats commissions. I'll take 170. £160 in the room. It beats commissions by a fiver.

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£160. All done...

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170 there. 180. £170. The backroom bidder at 170, in time.

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All done and selling. 180 back in.

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-190.

-They are amazing hats.

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Says no at £200. At £190, then.

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-Are we all done and selling at 190 and done?

-Yes!

-Yes!

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-That was important to you, wasn't it?

-It was.

-Yes.

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A well-deserved outcome, way over Jonty's top estimate.

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It was a tough start and an emotional day for everyone,

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but what a great end to the auction.

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The hats really were the main attraction, but how far off our target are we?

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OK, we were hoping for £1,000 for your school.

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-You won't be surprised to know we haven't quite made £1,000 but you have made £770.

-Oh, wow!

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-That's pretty good!

-Not bad at all!

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-That's amazing.

-That is amazing, actually. It's a lot more than I thought.

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-All right?

-That's great.

-Fantastic. Thank you so much.

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Not at all.

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It's just a few weeks after the auction.

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Today, Louise has come to the Sir John Cass Red Coat School in Stepney, east London.

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Their mother devoted so much of her time and energy to ensuring its future.

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The headmaster, Haydn Evans, is very happy with the donation

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and a Doreen Perry prize for literacy is being set up.

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It will help secure Doreen's memory at the school and should inspire many pupils for years to come.

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Both me and my sister were just thrilled that my mum's stuff

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made some money and that we can give it to the school. That's what she would have wanted.

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Now, if you'd like to raise money for something special

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and you think you might have some bits and pieces, then why not come on the show?

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You can find the form on our website.

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Good luck, and maybe see you next time on Cash In The Attic.

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Series looking at whether household junk could be worth a small fortune. Jennie Bond and Jonty Hearnden meet two women at the home of their late mother in east London. They want to honour her work as a governor at a local school, by establishing a prize fund in her memory. Will they find sufficient items to sell in order to raise the target of £1000?


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