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Hello, welcome to Cash In The Attic.

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Often someone in the family is mad-keen on collecting, but there comes a time when enough is enough.

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That's the case with the lady I'm about to meet.

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She's hoping that amongst her items, and there are plenty, there'll be some treasure. Let's find out.

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic,

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a rare collection of 17th-century porcelain that tickles our expert's fancy.

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-This is the genuine article.

-Oh, it is.

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Wonderful.

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And a modern copy of the Little Domesday Book,

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that divides opinion when valued.

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-How about that?

-I'd never tell you your business, but I don't think we'll get that.

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I love a lady that puts Jonty in his place.

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It should happen more often, it really should.

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So whose prediction will prove right on auction day?

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-Got there.

-Well done.

-We can all relax.

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We got there.

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Find out with the final crack of the gavel.

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Today I'm in Lowestoft on my way to meet a family

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who are hoping their big clearout

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will raise enough money for a dream holiday to a musical state. Ah-ha-ha.

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Meet music fanatic Eileen White, originally from Ireland.

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She moved to England at 18 before marrying Roger, a sergeant-major in the Army.

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When he retired, the couple settled here in Lowestoft,

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and Eileen set up a cleaning business

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which is now run by their grown-up children David and Cathy.

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After a lifetime of collecting,

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Eileen's decided to part with some of her treasures

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to fund a trip she's been longing to make.

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With help from her son David,

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and our very own all-singing, all-dancing antiques expert Jonty Hearnden,

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we're hoping to make Eileen's dream a reality.

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-You must be Eileen.

-Oh, I am, yes.

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-Nice to meet you.

-Who's this fellow?

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-This is my son, David.

-How are you?

-Nice to meet you.

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So why have you called in the Cash In The Attic team?

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Well, I'd like to visit Graceland and see Elvis's grave,

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and I'd like to go to Nashville for some good country music.

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So I'd like to raise some money to do that.

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I've got so much stuff cluttering up the place. What can I do?

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-Cash In The Attic.

-You're a wise lady. We're always the best bet.

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How do you feel about Mum wanting to go to Elvis's home?

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Er, I can think of better things to do with the money.

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I knew you were going to say that! How much do you need?

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Well, £1,000 would be brilliant.

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Eileen's been planning her pilgrimage to Graceland for years.

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But for now, the King and his palace will have to wait.

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There's someone a lot closer to home for us to look up to.

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-Eileen, meet the tallest man in the antique world.

-Eileen, hi.

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-Oh dear, yeah, somebody get me a chair.

-You need one with him.

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I've found these three baskets,

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but I suspect you know exactly where they're from.

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Oh, I do, yes, I do.

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Go on then, tell us.

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They're from County Fermanagh, from the Belleek factory in Ireland.

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Am I right in assuming you're a collector of Belleek?

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Yes, I am, to a certain extent now. I did collect an awful lot more

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and I've got boxes of it, but it's time to move some of them on.

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Belleek is very popular.

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It was very, very desirable 15 years ago,

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but the market has somewhat waned on some Belleek,

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and that's simply because it's very, very delicate, very fussy.

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Now, a little basket like this really does look like a basket.

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It doesn't look like porcelain at all, it's so fine.

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And this will have been made, because it's first-mark,

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the mark we've got on the underside here, between 1863 and 1890,

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Whereas this one here is a lot later, a lot later mark on the back.

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These are relatively contemporary. This one's the star of the show.

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-The real deal.

-For all three, we're looking between £150 and £200.

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Are you happy about that?

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Oh, yes, I've known for some time

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that Belleek will not realise the prices it did, even five or seven years ago.

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I don't want it sitting around, hoping the prices are coming back.

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I would just rather shift it now.

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This is a lady who knows exactly what she wants, and she wants it now.

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£150 is a good start, isn't it?

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-Yes, if I could have it yesterday, I'd be delighted.

-She's trouble.

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Come on, let's carry on rummaging. We need to get you to Nashville.

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I don't think we're going to have any trouble persuading Eileen to part with her collectibles.

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She heads for the bedroom and digs out three ladies' wrist-watches,

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all by the Swiss watchmaker Roamer.

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She bought them at a charity auction.

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and Jonty thinks they could add another £80 to £120 to the kitty.

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You might want to take a look at this.

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A tantalus. Where was this from?

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Um, I think Eileen bought it in an antiques fair in about 1998.

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She wanted things that reminded her of growing up, and I think my nan had one.

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Do you know how old this is?

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By the looks of it, around about the '20s, maybe?

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I would suggest this is just pre the First World War.

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The quality is there to be Edwardian.

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After the 1920s, people really,

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I suppose, put their drinks in cocktail cabinets,

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so fashions for tantalus like this had waned.

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Whereas in the late 19th century and early 20th century,

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um, often alcohol was served and displayed

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in tantaluses just like this. They're always under lock and key.

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I noticed that. I'm assuming it's because, well,

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that maybe the servants or something couldn't get to it.

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You're absolutely right.

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It's a really good thing to put in the sale

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because they're always good sellers.

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We're looking at £80 to £120 here.

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-She'll be pleased with that.

-I'll drink to that, too.

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Oh, no, I can't, on second thoughts. Excellent, let's find some more.

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As the search continues, Eileen's busy making finds,

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and I head out to the garage,

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where I find a collection of books, including an encyclopaedia,

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and a set of bound copies of the Strand Magazine.

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Jonty thinks they could fetch £50 to £75.

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In the kitchen, David digs out another piece of Belleek.

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This time, a 19th-century kettle in the shape of a sea urchin.

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Jonty hopes it'll make £100 to £150 when it goes under the hammer.

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Oh, there you are, Eileen.

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-Here I am.

-Looking at your jewellery.

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The jewellery I no longer want,

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and I've hardly ever worn, and I think it's time for it to go.

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We've got these two pieces. One's a brooch, one's a bracelet.

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I bought these in Harrods.

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Apart from the fact I love teddy bears,

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I play accordion occasionally.

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But when you put it on there, it bangs against the keys,

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and they can damage the keys, so, sadly, the teddy bear's got to go.

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This is a lovely piece, as well. It's to be worn up on a shoulder.

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-Looks better against black.

-Look at that.

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-Lovely diamante stones.

-Pretty, isn't it?

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They are costume jewellery.

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-Can we put this into the auction?

-Oh, yes.

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It's not going to be worn so it's a shame to leave it around.

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We'll put Mr Lion back in the box.

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This has caught my eye. Tell me about this bracelet.

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I bought that at an auction in Acle, oh, about four or five years ago.

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Let me just pick this up and have a look.

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I think it's nine-carat gold, or 18 carat. I'm not sure.

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-But it's white and blue sapphires.

-That really is very charming.

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If this is all to go to the auction,

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I think, conservatively we're looking at £250, £350.

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And hopefully, we'll get a lot more than that.

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A promising valuation, Jonty,

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but will his hopes for the jewellery become a reality?

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180. 190.

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200. 220.

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-I can't believe that.

-I have 240.

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We'll find out soon if this bidding frenzy continues.

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GAVEL BANGS

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We're making really good progress today,

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and have already discovered collectibles with a potential auction value of £610.

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So as we're more than halfway towards our target,

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I think it's a good opportunity to learn a bit more about the lady of the house.

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-Music means everything to you, doesn't it?

-Yes, I couldn't live without it.

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I couldn't get through the day without music,

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even if it's only listening to music or singing along.

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Where does that love come from?

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My grandmother played harmonium,

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my grandfather played clarinet in the Dorsetshire Regiment.

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And their daughter, my mum, was a fabulous classical pianist.

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My father was a wonderful, wonderful tenor.

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So that was their love of music brought them together.

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When I was 18 and I didn't have a boyfriend,

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he would take me out with him on a Saturday night

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to the various pubs in Dundalk,

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and say, "The daughter's going to play and I'll sing."

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I used to play sing-along stuff and big-band sound

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from the '40s and '30s and '50s.

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Then I got into rock and roll,

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Johnny B Goode, Frankie And Johnny, Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock.

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So what would it mean to you to get to Graceland?

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Well, Cathy went to Graceland a few years ago

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and brought me back the book about it.

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She said, "Mum, you've got to go. You loved Elvis."

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I was the right age when Elvis came along. He was my pop idol.

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There's no doubting Eileen's passion for music,

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but it's enthusiasm for rummaging we need today.

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We throw ourselves straight back into the search

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and dig out an album of photos,

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which Eileen picked up from a car-boot sale for just £2!

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Jonty thinks it was a canny investment,

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and gives them a £20 to £40 price tag.

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David continues his search upstairs,

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finding a Worcester tea bowl and saucer,

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and a transfer-printed saucer from the late 18th century.

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Jonty thinks they could make upwards of £180.

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Tell you what, the goodies are just pouring in.

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Jonty, I'd like you to have a look at these.

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Got a bit of washing up?

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Yes, but it's not for a dishwasher. It's Lowestoft porcelain.

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Wonderful.

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How exciting to find Lowestoft porcelain in Lowestoft.

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-That is perfect 18th-century stuff.

-Yeah.

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Where's this from?

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I bought the three items at an auction in the town,

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about, ooh, eight or nine years ago.

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Now, by definition, Lowestoft porcelain is over 200 years old

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because the factory closed at the end of the 18th century.

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So in the late 18th century or in the 18th century,

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British ceramics were really inspired by the Orient.

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That's why the decoration on the outside looks like it's Chinese.

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Because that's where all ceramics came from.

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It was only at the beginning of the 18th century

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that we in this part of the world understand how to make porcelain.

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These are very, very desirable objects.

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Because they're so rare.

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Let's assess their value.

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I notice we've got a little hairline fracture.

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-There is. I bought it like that.

-Which will affect its value.

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For the smaller bowl, we're looking at £150, £200 at auction.

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For our damaged jug, the same sort of price, £150, £200.

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But for our larger, six-inch bowl here,

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what, £200 to £300.

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So if you add all that up, that's a bare minimum,

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£500, possibly even on a good day, £700.

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Has that put a smile on your face?

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Big smile. That gets me a couple of steps nearer to Graceland.

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Couldn't have said it better myself, Eileen.

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This bodes well, and haven't we entered a real Aladdin's cave today?

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Upstairs, David's looking through an impressive collection of rings,

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and picks out two to add to our auction haul.

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One is an 18-carat gold diamond crossover,

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while the other is a nine-carat gold with a claw-set centre.

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They'll be heading off to auction with a price tag of £180 to £220.

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Jonty's having a final look upstairs

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and decides to add this old teddy to our growing list of items for sale.

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Manufactured in Germany, it's known as a Growler

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because it's supposed to talk when shaken.

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Well, er, this one doesn't. It's obviously tongue-tied.

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It should still make £40 to £60.

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Jonty Hearnden, this is your life.

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-Have you ever seen anything so big? Check this out.

-My life story's not that big.

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Eileen, why have you got the Domesday Book?

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That's a good question.

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Well, because my mother's people came from Clare in Suffolk,

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and I live in Suffolk, I'm researching the family.

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I thought I'd get the Domesday Book to see if we went that far back.

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So I scouted through it, found nothing, put it away,

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and forgot about it.

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Well, it's interesting that here, we've got a copy of Little Domesday.

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When this was commissioned by William the Conqueror, in 1086,

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20 years after that very famous invasion,

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there were in fact two books written at the same time.

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One was called Little Domesday,

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and that's of modern-day East Anglia.

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The rest is of England.

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So if we look on the inside here,

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this is a replica of the actual document itself.

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So are you now willing to part with this?

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I have to part with it. I've got a computer instead.

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Oh, how modern you are, Eileen.

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It is in very good condition.

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I think if we were to put something like £150, £250 as an estimate,

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I wouldn't be surprised if we made more than that.

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I would never tell you your business but I don't think we'll get that.

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-Really?

-I love a lady that puts Jonty in his place.

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It should happen more often, it really should.

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Our rummage has come to an end. Is it all doom and gloom?

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You wanted to raise £1,000 to get you to the States.

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I can tell you, if we take Jonty's lowest estimate

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on all the items that we found today,

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we're hopefully going to raise something in the region of £1,780.

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-So almost double.

-Very nice.

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That'll get me more than one night in the Heartbreak Hotel.

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It will, won't it? Oh, yes, it will.

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Now, that's what I call one satisfied customer.

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We've seen quite a performance, and not just in terms of antiques.

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Hoping to rock the crowd at auction,

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we have three highly decorative, yet incredibly fragile porcelain baskets.

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valued at £150 to £200.

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The rich assortment of jewellery

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that includes the stunning diamond and blue sapphire bracelet.

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So let's hope they'll dazzle the bidders,

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and we exceed their £250 to £350 estimate.

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And the amazing collection of 18th century Lowestoft porcelain.

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With an estimate of £500 to £700,

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they could guarantee that Eileen will be singing all the way to Memphis.

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Still to come on Cash In The Attic,

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we see another side to Jonty Hearnden.

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Isn't he masterful when he uses his voice like that?

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Yeah, can you move?

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But not even our experts can thaw the frosty reception

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that some of our items receive.

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I think a few people are just here to keep warm.

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They're not doing anything.

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Will Eileen get through the sale without being all shook up?

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Find out when the hammer finally falls.

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GAVEL BANGS

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That was a fantastic rummage. Let's hope for an equally good auction.

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We've brought Eileen's items to TW Gaze in Norfolk.

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She's hoping to raise £1,000 for that dream trip to Graceland, Elvis's home.

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Let's hope the eager bidders are here.

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This popular auction house close to the centre of Diss

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has been holding regular sales for over 150 years.

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There's a strong turn-out today. Hopefully, that's a good sign.

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Eileen and David have arrived,

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and they've already found their highest-valued lot in the sale room.

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Eileen, don't drop that. It will break Jonty's heart.

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All he's gone on about is this bowl. Steady on.

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-Are you looking forward to selling it?

-Yes.

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I've enjoyed it and it's time to let go. I've got other pieces.

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We don't have to wait long for our first lot of the day.

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It's a collection of photographs, if you remember,

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which Eileen bought for £2.

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We're hoping for at least £20.

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Ten is bid. 12. 15.

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18. 20, I have.

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Two, 25. Eight, 30.

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35, new bidder.

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35's downstairs. Eight, anyone else?

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Lift the hammer at £35 a bid. Eight, is there now anyone else?

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Sell away at £35.

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GAVEL BANGS

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-That's a steal!

-That's good.

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But how much did you pay for that?

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£2.

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"It's a steal", she says.

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Eileen may think that's cheap,

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but it's still a mighty return on her initial investment.

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All in all, a pretty good result.

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Now, I wonder what the room will make of her teddy. He's called Growler.

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Jonty, I look around and don't see many children, so who's going to buy the teddy bear?

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But it's not children, it's adults that buy them to collect.

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What did you pay for it?

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About 10p in our money.

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10p. Well, we should make a profit on this one. Let's find out.

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25, eight, 30.

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32, 35, eight's away from me at £38 on my left.

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40, new bidder.

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42, 45, 48.

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50.

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50. Five, anyone else?

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We're doing quite well on that 10p investment.

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At £50.

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GAVEL BANGS

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-£50.

-Well done, that's fabulous.

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-He's going to a happy home.

-You're not growling now, are you?

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No, I'm not growling now.

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Nor should you be, as he sells bang in the middle of Jonty's estimate.

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Next up is the collection of books. We're looking for £50 to £75.

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All the volumes, there you see it. Is there 22, anyone?

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22, 25, 28, 30.

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At £30 it is. Two, anyone else?

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At just the £30. 32, 35.

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Any advance anywhere?

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-GAVEL BANGS

-No, can't quite sell those.

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Casualty. Unsold.

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-Oh dear.

-Didn't sell.

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Despite some interest in the room,

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the auctioneer felt they were worth more than the bidders were offering.

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And it's the same story with the tantalus, which also falls short.

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At just £40, I'll take two on the tantalus at £40 a bid.

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Now two, is there?

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45, 48, 50. Five.

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60 here. Take five, is there? £60 a bid with me now.

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Five, is there anyone else? Tantalus. Surely more. At £60.

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GAVEL BANGS

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-Can't quite sell that one.

-It's unsold. It's unsold.

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Two no-sales in a row means we need a good result.

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Could the three ladies' watches by Swiss manufacturer Roamer

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trigger a change in our fortunes that we so desperately need?

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I do have interest on my sheets.

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It is low, though, and it starts me at £50.

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I'll take five. 50 is bid. Five anywhere?

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Five, I've got. 60? 65. 70.

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Five is yours.

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£75, selling away. Any advance?

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GAVEL BANGS

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We have a sale.

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That's the thing is getting the sale.

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Thank goodness for that.

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a much-needed addition to the Memphis holiday fund.

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The bidders do seem to be acting very cautiously with their cash today

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but maybe they're saving it for something really special.

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How about this highly decorative kettle from the Emerald Isle?

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Five, 60, five, 70.

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Five, 80, five, 90.

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Five, 100.

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-It's gone.

-10, 120.

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30 is yours. 130 bid, gallery.

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-40 anywhere?

-That's good.

-Yes.

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140? 150. 160.

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-That's really good news.

-170.

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Do you want 180 in purple?

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180, new bidder downstairs.

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It's 180 down here. Take 90, are you sure?

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We will sell away at £180.

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GAVEL BANGS

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I knew if the right people were here, Belleek would fly.

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And fly it did, selling for £30 over the higher estimate.

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We're halfway through the sale, but with just £340 in the kitty,

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we're a long way off our £1,000 target for Eileen's stateside trip

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So let's hope our luck improves.

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If you're thinking of trying your hand at buying or selling at auction,

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bear in mind that commission will be added to your bill.

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Your local auction house will be able to advise you on the details hidden in the small print.

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Our sale continues with the not-so-Little Domesday Book.

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65 bid. 70 anywhere?

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70, five, 80, five,

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90, five, 100, 110. 20, 130?

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One more, surely, at 130? I'll take 40.

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-£130 a bid, 40, I'll take.

-Come on.

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£130 now, is there 40, anyone else?

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At £130, can't quite sell that one.

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The top bid was £120. Shall we sell?

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-Yes.

-Mr Auctioneer, can we sell at £120, please?

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Certainly, if you're happy to do so.

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£120, sir?

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-£120.

-Thank you for doing that.

-Saved the day.

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Isn't he masterful when he uses his voice like that?

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-Yeah, I'm standing over there. Can you move?

-Very powerful.

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Well done, Jonty. That saves Eileen from having to carry that enormous book home.

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Plus the sale gives our Memphis holiday fund a much-needed boost.

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From the bulkiest of our lots to the daintiest.

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And we're hoping the Belleek buyers from earlier are still in the room.

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We're looking for upwards of £150 for the three baskets.

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Next up, the three Balleek baskets. Very delicate, Jonty.

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That's Belleek for you.

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As you see, we're at 60, I'll take five.

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60 is bid. Five anywhere? Belleek at £60 a bid.

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Five, I'll take. £60. £65, £70,

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five, £80,

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five, £90,

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five, £100?

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-Oh, here we go.

-120.

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Take five if it helps. 125, it is. At 125.

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130? 130 it is. I'll take 40. Away from me, then at 130.

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Is there 40 now?

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GAVEL BANGS

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-Got there in the end. Happy?

-Yeah, I'm happy, yeah, I am.

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-They're gone.

-That's not bad, is it?

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You know, I had such high hopes for those baskets.

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Still, Eileen is happy with £130,

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and that's what counts the most. It's more porcelain up next,

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this time by the ever-collectable manufacturer Worcester.

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Jonty valued the collection at an impressive £180 to £220,

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and Eileen has decided to protect it with a £180 reserve.

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The ceramics are there at £90 now. Five, is there?

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Surely at five. £100?

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That's £100. All quiet at £100? Surely more. £100.

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-GAVEL BANGS

-That's ridiculous. It hasn't sold.

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Ouch. We weren't expecting that.

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Today's sale is proving to be anything but predictable,

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so it's anyone's guess how the bidders will take to our collection of jewellery.

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The auction house has chosen

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to sell Eileen's sapphire and diamond bracelet as a stand-alone piece,

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so this lot now contains just her costume jewellery,

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with a revised estimate of £80 to £120.

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It's on my left standing at £95. Any advance anywhere?

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-GAVEL BANGS

-£95, it is.

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That's within estimate,

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and a good sign that the jewellery collectors are in attendance.

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What will they make of Eileen's gold rings?

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We're hoping they'll at least reach their lower estimate of £180.

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And it's also the reserve.

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At just £90, at five, £100, take ten.

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Surely more, at just £100.

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-GAVEL BANGS

-We can't quite let that go.

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There are quite a few people just here to keep warm, to be honest.

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For someone with four unsold lots to take home,

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Eileen is still smiling, bless her.

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She has just two lots left to sell,

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and our Graceland travel fund is a long way from being met.

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So the pressure is now on

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for us to make this crowd sit up and pay attention.

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It's time to unveil the name of Lowestoft.

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At just £300 on the Lowestoft there.

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We start at £300, I'll take £20 anywhere.

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£340, £360, £380.

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380 is with me. 400, I'll take at 380 bid.

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400 now is there? Surely more?

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440. 460.

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-480.

-It's going.

-I have 500.

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I'll take 20 if it helps. At £500.

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-520.

-They're on the telephone.

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560 is on the phone. My bids are out. At 560, is there 80, anyone else?

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At £560 a bid. Any advance anywhere?

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At £560 we'll sell away to the phone. Any advance, anyone?

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GAVEL BANGS

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-Got there.

-Well done!

-We can all relax.

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We got there.

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We can relax for him. It's you we were worried about.

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-Thank you, darling.

-Don't worry about him. He knows what he's doing.

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That's debatable.

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I'm not sure about Eileen, but I had my heart in my mouth for that sale.

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But it's a great result,

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and we take a massive step forward towards our target.

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There's just one lot left to sell before we can relax.

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It's the stunning diamond and sapphire bracelet,

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now offered as a stand-alone piece.

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Jonty thinks very highly of it,

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and we're looking for upwards of £170.

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There we are, super piece this, as you see it.

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And bids are in.

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140, 150, 160.

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170, 180

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190, 200, 220.

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-I can't believe that.

-220 bid, I have 240.

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250. 260? 260 is bid.

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270, 280.

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-I want it back now.

-No!

-280 is here with me.

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At 90, anyone else? 280 I have.

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90, I'll take, as you see them. All done?

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GAVEL BANGS

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-I'm speechless.

-Amazing, isn't it?

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-Tell me again what that was.

-£280.

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Talk about finishing off our sale on a high.

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What an incredible result.

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I never thought I'd see the day, but yes, Eileen is speechless.

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But not for much longer,

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as it's time to reveal just how well we've done

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at the end of a memorable sale.

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-It's been a roller-coaster.

-Real highs and lows as well.

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Absolutely.

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You wanted £1,000 to go to Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.

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Um, I can tell you that you can go, and come back, and maybe go again.

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You've raised £1,525.

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-WAHEY!

-Isn't that brilliant?

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-Well done.

-Thank you so much.

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You see, you can go now, whether you want to or not.

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Having recovered from the thrills of her day at auction,

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Eileen is at home in Lowestoft

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putting the finishing touches to her travel plans

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and the pilgrimage to Graceland in Memphis USA.

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We plan to visit Elvis's grave. That's the big thing for me.

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I was a huge Elvis fan,

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and never had the opportunity, like so many people, to see him.

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And have some great memories.

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If you want to raise money and you've got antiques at home,

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why not apply to be on our programme?

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Just fill out a form on our website.

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Good luck. We'll see you next time on Cash In The Attic.

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Music-lover Eileen White is of Irish origin, but now lives in Suffolk. With help from her son David, plus Aled Jones and Jonty Hearnden, she's keen to make a pilgrimage to Graceland and needs £1,000. Will her modern-day reprint of The Domesday Book help to shake up a little cash?


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