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Angela Rippon and expert Paul Hayes visit Fiona Martin and her daughter in Scotland. Fiona is looking to carry out some improvements to the back garden.


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Welcome to the programme that loves to rumage around your home looking

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auction to sell so that you can raise funds for a special project

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or treat. It's not often I find myself in

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such remote and spectacular scenery as this. So it's going to be

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interesting to see what turns up when we begin our search for Cash

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Coming up on Cash In The Attic, a magnificent 18th Century Portrait

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sets its sights on a trip to auction. I've known it all my life

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but I used to dislike him because his eyes followed me in all

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directions. Persian pottery gets a weighty valuation. Put that down,

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it looks ever so heavy! Dear me! A night on the tiles!

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And, might there be a reason to celebrate following a day in the

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sale room? Incredible! And, that's just a taster. There's

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plenty more excitement ahead before the final fall of the hammer. Today,

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I'm Suhr surrounded by the mountains of Perthshire in Scotland

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artist Fiona Martin was born in Dundee. After a long career

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teaching French, she met and married Daily Mail, a vicar with a

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real passion for music. -- Dale. They set about building their dream

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home in the heart of Scotland. Dale passed away before the house was

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completed but Fiona is still here, keeping herself busy with her

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painting and gardening. Fiona has three children from a previous

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marriage, plus five grandchildren, including Charity, who'll be

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helping us with the rumage today. Hi-fi owe that and Charity.Ic see

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why you like to spend time in the kitchen, you have stunning views.

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Lovely place to come and spend time with granny isn't it? Yes. Do you

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use the lake a lot? We visit every year, yes. Tell me why you have

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called in cash in the attic? have seen the garden, it's on a

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slope and I want to be able to mow it as long as possible so I want to

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get rid of the steepest part of the lawn and plant it up with some

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really nice shrubs and flowers. want to make it manageable? Yes.

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you can sit out and enjoy the view? Absolutely. How much do you think

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this will cost? Well, I would like to think I could make �1,000, but

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if I could make a bit more, I would be delighted. Paul Hayes has a

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great eye for antiques. I think he's going to have fun today

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helping us find things that we are going to take to action. Shall we

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go and find him? Not only is this a lovely house in an amazing location,

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it also seems to be full of antiques and collectibles. Our

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expert Paul is already a picture of activity.

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Hi, Paul. How are you? All right? This is fi you that and who are you

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gazing at? -- Fiona. Who is he? have always referred to him as

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Bonny prince Charlie but I'm not sure. It came from my mother's side,

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probably from my grandfather. It was hung on the stairs in the house

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when I was a child. I've known it all my life, it used to frighten me

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because his eyes used to follow me in all directions. He looks a young

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Bonnie prince Charlie. It could be him. It looks amazing. When you

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look at the late 1600-1800s, it could be. Do you know anything

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about it or who painted it? There is a catalogue which exists and

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it's in that cupboard there. It dates from 19 22. This one? Yes.

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Look at that! When it was sold off. As far as I know, this was in the

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family before 19 22. A lot of the stuff my grandfather had was sold

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off and various members of the family bought it back.

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It says oil painting in gilt frame by Godfrey Kneller. Who do we know

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about him? He's one of Britain's best known paintings. He painted

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all the Royal Family and the parent people of the day. So earlier than

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this, he was doing people like Sir Isaac Newton, the Hampton Court

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beauties, all the ladies in waiting at Hampton court and all the

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Monarchs. Bonnie Prince Charlie would have been one of the ones he

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did. He's tremendously famous, absolutely first class. So if it's

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genuine, what period are we looking at? Late 1700-1720, that sort of

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time. Are you able to put a value on it? Unfortunately, I'm not. What

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I would like to do is to get someone who specialises in that

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period to authenticate it. If it's right, it's a masterpiece, a very

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good picture indeed! Which we would then be able to take to action?

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You don't want him in the house any more following you around? I can

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live without it. Well, what an intriguing start!

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We'll get to work finding out more about that enigmatic 18th Century

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Portrait, but for now, we still have to find �1,000.

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This is a very orderly but characterful home which almost

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invites us to rumage through its many rooms and countless nooks and

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crannies. It's not long before granddaughter Charity unearths her

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first item. Paul, look at this. Where are you?

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Ah. Now then, here we go. That's nice isn't it. Does it belong to

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your granny? Probably my great, great grandfather, Thomas McKenzie

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and I think it's been passed down the family to my great granny, then

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grandma. A family heirloom? I think so. Chances are he was out in Japan

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or the Far East about 100 years ago I think. This is maybe 1870, 1900,

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that time. The Chinese had the secret of making blue and white

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porcelain earlier than we had, something like 2,000 years and

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Japan were a may skpwror manufacturer of this vase about the

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turn of the century -- major. It has an off white almost blue colour

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to it. When the ash tist would paint this, it goes on black --

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artist. When it gets fired, it turns blue in the kiln, but it's

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very difficult to get the correct shading. It ranges from an almost

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black to very light blue. It's instantly recognisable but its

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orange peel effect, it has a bluish tinge to the porcelain and can you

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see the pit marks? Yes. That tells me it's a genuine typical vase of

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the 19th century. Do you recognise that flower? No. It's a

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chrysanthemum and that's the national flower of Japan,

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representing peace and harmony, so it's often depicted on porcelain of

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that period. It's a nice item. If I said around �100, how is that or

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�150, sound all right to you? Shall we send that one to auction?

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Yes. Do you know any Japanese? Thank you very much. Thank you Paul,

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that's �100 into our pot. But we still have a long way to go if we

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are to reach �1,000 for Fiona's garden make-over. I spy this rather

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grand pair of Victorian Bali twist walnut candle sticks. Belonging to

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Fiona's late husband, they were made in 1851 for the great

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exhibition held in Crystal Palace. These have Ivory embellishment

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September into the mounts and Paul thinks they should get more of a

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fliblger of interest at auction -- flicker of interest. Now then,

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Fiona, he is nice. Isn't he? Where has he come from? Grandfather was

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an avid collector and these were the things he seemed to like to

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collect. He had a really good eye actually. Did he buy from auction

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houses or country sales? I honestly don't know where he got them from.

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I imagine, it's a French name... You are right. A famous French

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manufacturer made this, but this could have been bought in this

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country when it was imported and exported all the time. What he was

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famous for were animal studies, equestrian and those sorts of

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things. This is a sporting Dane. I love the fact that he created and

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captured good movement. Whereas stoic and posed animals were made,

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he captured them mid flight, if you like. This one looks as though the

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dog is about to catch something on a hunt. This is a bronze item, it's

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beautifully done. Bronze is distinctive. Shows through almost

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like a brass colour. Is that the original base? Should it sit on

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something else? It had a wood base and over the years that's

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disappeared. The bronze itself is still in remarkable condition, it's

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lovely. It's not sentimental to you? I do like it very much but I

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can let him go because I've got his big brother. Really? Yes. A

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slightly larger one. A lovely 19th century example here. It could be

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used as a desk ornament or paper weight, but if I said a couple of

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hundred? What, never! For that little thing? Yes. Good grief!

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Will Paul's high hopes for the bronze dog lead to an exciting

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result on auction day? 80 - 5, 100, 130. A thrilling day still to come

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in the sale room. With all that snow outside, it's

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feeling cosy in here, but let's not get too comfortable, still lots to

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do. I have a feeling we have a pretty fair chance of finding more

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treasures and, sure enough, Charity's rumaged through the side

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board and turned up this 18th century brass snuff box which is

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ingraved with what looks like tavern scenes. Snuff boxes are now

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largely a relic of a once popular practice which was fashionable for

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gentlemen to have in the 199 centuries. Fiona bought this a few

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years ago and there is a keen collector's market for examples in

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good condition. This one has a faur bit of wear and

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tear but Paul's estimate of �60-�80 is not to be sneezed at. -- fair

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bit of wear and tear. Wonderful to be here in your sitting room

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getting the benefit of the amazing view. How did you come to build

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this house? My husband was taking services in the little church up

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here and we just fell in love with this area and saw a plot for sale

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and bought it. We sold our house, moved into a

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rented house and oversaw the building. Sadly, he didn't live to

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see it? No, he died in the August. I moved in the November and he had

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died in the August, so yes, that was sad. But he saw it growing so

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knew what it was going to be like? He was very enthusiastic about it,

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very much looking forward to having a grand piano with the good

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acoustics in the hall, but it didn't happen unfortunately.

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did you meet? Through a match- making friend. A second marriage

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for me. I'd been on my own with the children for three years and this

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friend was determined I was going to meet this vicar in the dales and

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I kept ducking the issue and trying to avoid it. Several dinner parties

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were set up and I found excuses not to be there. Eventually I gave in,

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met him and we just hit it off. was whirlwind, wasn't it? I suppose

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it was, we met in February and married in November so we didn't

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hang around. I think neither of us could face travelling another

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winter. The road up from where I was living near Darlington was

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horrendous so we decided we'd stop the travelling and just live

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together. Officially. Legally! Well, I'm sure that Dale would have

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been proud to see how things turned out for Fiona and this lovely home

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he helped her design. Time moves on and there are still plenty of

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special pieces to discover. Fiona's browse through her book shelves

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result in this 1910 edition of the Rubait, written by an 11th century

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poet, Omar Khayam. They've proven consistently popular since they

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were rewritten. This edisis in good condition and could make up to �100.

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Paul, have you got Charity with you? I have. Come and take a look

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at this. You know what that is? Straightaway, yes. Do you know?

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tea caddie. Bet your granny never made you tea out of that, did she?

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No. Where did it come from? It was my great grannies and they used it

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for tea in the house when they were using gas lamps. I think it's been

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passed down to my grandma. This is beautiful. Made from rosewood and

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it's distinctive and popular at this time with its black band that

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runs through it. Can you see that? Very distinctive grain and

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beautifully done. This was made about 1800-1820 and it's a Regency.

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The whole shake is a sarcophagus shape, popular at that time and

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it's been inlaid with mother of pearl and someone would carve out

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the shape and reinsert the same shape in morbt of pearl to get that

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wonderful design -- mother of pearl. Tea was expensive so they kept it

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locked away. That would stop any butlers or maids in the house

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helping themselvess to your tea. In the compartments, you would have

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the black tea and the green tea and they could be blended. Sometimes

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you would find these larger with a mixing bowl to blend the tea

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together. How much do you think we might make for it in action? It's

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in remarkable condition -- action. They split at the back sometimes,

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but this is in lovely condition and it's 200 years old and almost as

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new. I think that would go for �150, maybe �200. Sounds good. When you

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think that nowadays we probably keep tea in a tin tea caddie, but

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they put such care and love to produce such a beautiful thing.

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Exactly. Wonderful. That will buy a few plants for the garden, won't

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it? Shall we continue looking. That gives us an impressive estimate,

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but still plenty of work to do. Fiona's search through her dresser

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unearths this eye-catching set of six hand printed comport plates.

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Paul thinks they could be Minton who were the most popular suppliers

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of dinner wear for Embassies and heads of state. These always prove

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popular at auction and with this floral pattern set from 1890, we

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think it could serve us well at �50-100. Meanwhile, Paul's quest

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for collectibles draws him to this pair of miniatures which belonged

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to Fiona's grandfather. They're dated 1780 and are an early example

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of fine Jas ter wear, a type of unglazed stone ware first

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introduced by Wedgwood -- Jasperwear. Miniatures like these

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were popular in the 18th and 19th centuries and still command high

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prices. Paul puts a �100-�150 estimate on them.

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Fiona, you have wonderful paintings all over if house the house, but

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there's no mistaking the artist here, because it's you, isn't it?

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Yes. How long have you been painting The last ten years on and

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off. A very talented family. You sing in a choir, don't you? In the

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local community choir, yes, which is just for fun. I'm strictly a

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back row singer. Charity's the soloist. Yeah. I was in a cathedral

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choir and then I'm in a chamber choir and girls' choir. Tell me

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more about your gardening background? Your father was a

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horticulturalist? Yes. So when you do it, what exactly are you hoping

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to put in it? You have said you want to make it more manageable. In

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what way? My problem is that it's on a steep slope and the lawn is

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very difficult to mow in places so if I could get rid of the steepest

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parts of the lawn, plant it with some interesting shrubs, perhaps a

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weeping willow, and make it generally more manageable. So the

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whole plan is to make this low maintenance but lovely to look at?

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So I can stay here as long as possible. What a great idea! Yes.

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We'll do our very best to ensure that Fiona achieves her glorious

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garden. But there's no time to warm ourselves by the roaring fire if we

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are going to reach that �1,000 target.

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I'm fascinated by this collection of gold jewellery. There's

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Victorian lockets containing a picture of Fiona's father. They

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were popular keep sakes in the 19th century and although mostly worn

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around the neck, they could form part of a charm bracelet. Two gold

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rings too, one of which is of Irish prove innocence, plus a pair of

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cuff links which belonged to her late husband. Fiona, a lovely old

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clock. Where's this come from? don't know a lot about it. It

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belonged to my cousin who I think inherited it from our mutual

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grandmother. But I can't tell you more than that at all. I never saw

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it working until I got it and I got someone to look at it and got it

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started. They are quite temperamental, they have to be on a

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dead flat surface, otherwise there's a problem. Yes, I noticed

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that. It runs off a pendulum. You have two winding holes, one winds

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up the clock mechanism, one winds up the strike which will strike on

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the hour and the quarter hour-and- a-half hour. What happens, I'll

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show you on this, you have two compartments, one there, and one

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there with the ratchets on. There is a coiled spring. As you wind

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from the front, the springs get tighter and then the pressure then

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is allowed to release very slowly and that's done by this anchor

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escape there which rocks back-and- forth and lets one cog go at a time,

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driving the whole motor. A complex movement, but by the time this

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clock appeared, it was everywhere, the standard system. It has to be

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dead, dead flat. Made by a firm called ElKingtons. Heard of them?

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In connection with silver plate? Yes. Solid silver items, they came

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up with cheaper methods. They were based in Birmingham and moved into

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clocks. You've got an 100-year-old clock, this is a collectible maker.

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If I said around the �500 mark? really?! Yes. I am amazed. Goodness.

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How does that sound? Amazings. think it will do well. Gosh, far

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more than I thought. Great. What a terrific amount and timely too as

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we approach the end of our rumage here today. We'll need one last

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push as I'm determined to find as much as possible. Fittingly, it's

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the lady of the house who's really on the ball today. Paul, come and

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tell me what you think of this? Let's have a look. Is it heavy?

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is. Wow ck, look at that. wonderful. Lord above, where have

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you been keeping this? It's been anywhere and everywhere. In

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wardrobes, under beds and it's not the sort of thing you just put in a

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drawer. Where did it come from? of a fire place actually. There

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were seven tiles all together, that was the central one, three up each

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side and features in the same catalogue as the picture we looked

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at. I inherited this one plus another one and a procken one which

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I sold -- broken one which I sold probably 20 years ago. An amazing

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piece of work isn't it, Paul? Tell us about it? That was done in Iran,

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hence the Persian connection and you are looking at well over 1000

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years now. One thing I can gather from the colour from this is that

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they only ever used seven primary colours and yellow was one of the

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last colours introduced so this could be 18th century, probably not

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earlier. It's not a strong yellow is it? No, but what a wonderful

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thing to have, part of a structure. It could be an entrance to a

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different room, sometimes they had grand appearance entrances. This

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type of pottery you will find from this area very much in transcript

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or in a wonderful gee metric design, rather than depicting people or

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animals. Any idea where it could have been made? Iranian, Turkish,

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it's not Muslim or Islamic because they don't depict the human form or

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animal form, they only use the geometric designs. What do you

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think we might get at auction? Never handled anything of this size

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at all or this style of pottery and it needs a bit of further research,

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but to get it into the action, if I said between �300 and �500 and if

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we can get someone to have a good look at it, that sounds fine.

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a starting figure... Do you want to put that down Paul because it's

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ever so heavy. Yes, please. Dear me! Feel like I've had a night on

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the tiles. Starting figure, �300 the lowest? Yes, the lowest at

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least. If we take the lowest estimate of everything Paul has

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looked at today, you want to raise �1,000, but I think we could make

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as much as �1,690. Wow! That's all right. Hey! And because we've still

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got a question mark over Bonni Prince Charlie and the tile, it

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could be considerably more than that and you may end up with a

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hanging garden of Babylon out there!

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That would be super. Well, we've had a great time here

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in chilly but beautiful Perthshire and managed to find some quality

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items to take to auck147. -- action. That bronze dog was passed on to

:24:23.:24:33.
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Fiona by her grandfather. Then the Regency rose tea caddie

:24:34.:24:40.

shouldn't prove too much of a strain for the bidders. I'll bet

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the Victorian mantle clock will strike the right note in the sale

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room and take us to our target. Still to come:

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Some of the heirlooms prove rather more difficult to part with than

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she anticipated. Do I suspect second thoughts? Just a bit. It was

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my mother's and I'm fond of it. While some prove to be more

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valuable than she ever imagined. should have treated them with more

:25:10.:25:14.

respect! Will she be able to achieve her horticultural dreams?

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Find out with the final fall of the Scholl... I mean gavel. -- shovel.

:25:23.:25:27.

We really had a wonderful day at Fiona's home in the beautiful

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setting right on the edge of a loch and found some fascinating items

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which we brought just a little bit further south to sell here at the

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auctions in Edinburgh. She wants to raise �1,000 so she can make her

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garden that little bit easier to handle. So, as you can see, the

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weather has certainly warmed up a bit, so we are hoping that the

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bidders are going to be on fire when her items go under the hammer.

:25:55.:25:59.

One man whose presence I can always count on, come snow rain or shine,

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is Paul Hayes. But should I be concerned that he's reaching for

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the bottle already? I know he's been consulting with the fine arts

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specialists about the portrait so I hole he'll be able to give us some

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good news. Hello Fiona. Where is Charity? She couldn't get away from

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school, I'm afraid. This is my friend and neighbour maifrplt

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presumably you are very familiar with this? Oh, yes, and I missed it

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on the wall when I was at Fiona's house yesterday. I don't think he

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looks frightening now he's done here. Looks a bit more human. What

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did the experts say, Paul? It turns out that it's not a Godfrey Kneller.

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They could print whatever they liked in the 1920s, so that is not

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genuine. The auctioneer's done their homeworks and had two experts

:26:54.:27:00.

look at it and it's 18th century Italian school, an Italian

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aristocrat. One thing they told me which was amazing is, the canvas

:27:05.:27:11.

has been cut down. Where's hiez right hand gone, unless it's behind

:27:11.:27:18.

you, Angela, watch him! -- where's his hand gone. It was a larger

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canvas. As an 18th century, they put an estimate of between �800 and

:27:26.:27:32.

�1200. Would you let it go at that? A reserve of �500, I wouldn't want

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to portray an aristocrat for anything else. But you don't want

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to take him home? He'd come home at less than �500. Who knows he might

:27:41.:27:45.

be going back to Italy, you never know. We don't have to go that far

:27:45.:27:50.

right now, just over there to take our places to get ready for the

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start of the action. As the auction gets under way, firsts is that set

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of six hand painted comport plates dating from around 1890. Paul

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thoughts they could be Minton so fingers crossed for a decent result.

:28:11.:28:21.
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30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 42, 50... Anyone else want in at 55? Five

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over the lowest estimate. That's fine. That is a tasty start to the

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auction. Lit's hope we can continue in that vain with this elegant

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Oriental object about to go under the hammer now. Paul valued this at

:28:43.:28:49.

�100 to �150, you have put �150 reserve on it. Are there second

:28:49.:28:54.

thoughts here? Just a bit, it was my mother's and I'm fond of it.

:28:54.:29:04.
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Start me at �100, 50, 50 bid, 55, 60, 65, 75, 85, 90...

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That's the bottom of my estimate there. 95. All out on the right at

:29:14.:29:23.

95. Any advance? Not sold. Let's not be too downhearted because it's

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still early in the sale but it just goes to show that no matter how

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attractive the piece, sometimes the right bidder isn't in the room.

:29:32.:29:38.

Next up, the lovely pair of Victorian walnut candle sticks.

:29:38.:29:46.

Great exhibition piece there? bids on them. Gieming to start them

:29:46.:29:56.
:29:56.:30:00.

at �120! -- going to start. Wow, amazing. 170, 180, 200, 220240,

:30:00.:30:08.

260,... 280, 300... And they haven't finished yet. Away in the

:30:09.:30:16.

distance at �3 20 any advance on this lovely pair of candles. �32 0.

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Amazing! Terrific. Pedigree you see, beautiful craftsmanship and the

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great exhibition. That's it. should have treated them with more

:30:26.:30:34.

respect. Amazing! �2 20 over Paul's upper

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estimate. I wonder if this item will do as well. The tea caddie

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handed down to Fiona from her grandfather. Tea was expensive in

:30:42.:30:49.

the 18th century. Let's hope this piece is as highly regard today.

:30:49.:30:58.

�100, �80. A bit cheap this. �100, 110, 120, 130, selling all the time

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at 130. Selling all the time at 130... A lit t bit more. Selling at

:31:06.:31:13.

�130. There we go. That's OK. God to see Fiona staying positive and

:31:13.:31:18.

that is a respectable amount. After a 129 stuttering start, thingss are

:31:18.:31:22.

beginning to look up. It's an old book and nobody knows when it dates

:31:22.:31:29.

from, but it was very popular in the late 19th century. 30 bid, 30

:31:29.:31:38.

bid, A couple of people here wanting it. 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 with

:31:38.:31:44.

the lady at �80. Anyone else want in? Very good.

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Terrific. And �5 over the lowest estimate. I do enjoy seeing bidders

:31:49.:31:55.

battling over one item. Let's hope there's more of that to kofplt

:31:55.:32:01.

Kshksh come. The highest price ever paid for a snuff box at auction was

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almost �800,000. This brass example might not have quite the same

:32:04.:32:08.

pedigree, but you never know. The snuff box that's about to go under

:32:08.:32:12.

the hammer is one that you bought under the hammer isn't it? Yes, I

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did. I had one and sold it and missed it so when this one came up,

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I couldn't eresist. �60... All out in the room at �60. That's great.

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Bang on Paul's lowest estimate and a �10 profit for Fiona to boot.

:32:32.:32:37.

I'll tell you how much you have made at the half way stage because

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you want to raise �1,000, don't you? I reckon that you have made so

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far... �6 45. Gosh, that's good. Amazing. Not bad considering we've

:32:50.:32:55.

got... We didn't sell the vashes. Which you are taking home with you

:32:55.:32:59.

and you have the wonderful Persian tile still to come and the painting

:32:59.:33:03.

-- the vases. We are going to take a half time break and we'll come

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back for the second half of the auction.

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If like Fiona you are keen to raise money by selling at auction, bear

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in mind that there are charges to be paid, check in advance how much

:33:19.:33:22.

commission you have to pay. Before we know it, our next lot is about

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to go under the hammer and it's that varied collection of gold

:33:26.:33:32.

jewellery, including the Victorian locket and cuff links which

:33:32.:33:37.

belonged to Fiona's late husband. She'll also thrown in a 1960s watch

:33:37.:33:45.

for good measure, so she must be feeling generous. �35..., 40, who

:33:45.:33:55.
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is going on, 45, 50, 55, 65, 70, 75, 8, 80 on the left. Great. �80. At

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�80, 527... That's all right? were on the button there, Paul.

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Another good result putting us closer to the target. Fingers

:34:08.:34:11.

crossed there will be animal attraction for the next impressive

:34:11.:34:16.

piece. The 19th century bronze sculpture of a dog that's been

:34:16.:34:21.

valued at �200 to �250. I chatted to the auction eesh and I might

:34:21.:34:25.

have a bit of news, she might have been thinking that I overegged this

:34:25.:34:35.
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one. It's showing my love of dogs! �290 the bronze model... She likes

:34:36.:34:46.
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it. �100 for it. 50 bid. 50! 55, 65, 75, 85, 95, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140,

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150, selling all the time at 150 on my left at 150... Happy with that?

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Anyone else want in at �150? think that's fair. I'm not

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disappointed. That's great to hear and hopefully

:35:08.:35:12.

we'll be able to make up that �50 before the end of the sale.

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I wonder if our next lot would be the one to do it.

:35:16.:35:20.

The auction house have had a lot of interest in this next item coming

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up, the huge and very heavy Persian tile that we looked at. Very nice

:35:26.:35:31.

indeed this. Likes this one. A lot of interest in it and I'll start it

:35:31.:35:41.
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straightaway at �500. Start at �500! 550, 600, 700, 800, 900, 950,

:35:52.:36:02.
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1,000... What?! �1,100.: they love it. � 1,200, 1,300, 1350, 1,400,

:36:08.:36:18.
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anybody else want in at �1,400? �1,500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1800, on

:36:23.:36:32.

the telephone at 1800. Selling on the telephone at 1800. That's just

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incredible. I wouldn't have believed that. I've been tripping

:36:36.:36:40.

over that because it was sat on the floor and I didn't know where to

:36:40.:36:47.

put it. Wow! Never said it before but that's a whopping �1,300 over

:36:47.:36:51.

Paul's upper estimate. There seems to be a real bidding war over that

:36:51.:36:55.

Persian tile which is wonderful for us and takes Fiona well over her

:36:55.:36:59.

original �1,000 target. But there is still more potentially valuable

:36:59.:37:04.

items to come, such as this late 19th century mahogany mantle clock

:37:04.:37:14.
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with 2 silver dial by makers Elkington & Son. 100, 120, 130, 140,

:37:21.:37:30.

150, 160, 200, can I tempt anybody else at �300 now? Fiona is keeping

:37:30.:37:34.

positive and so she should be because �300 is a decent amount and

:37:34.:37:40.

I'm sure it will go a long way in the garden of hers. Two items that

:37:40.:37:43.

the auction eesh is quite excited about. The two silhouettes

:37:43.:37:51.

portraits, the cast ones made by a company in 1795. Do you know

:37:51.:37:57.

anything about the makers? I only know that he invented paste that

:37:57.:38:07.

looked like marble. One of them is his wife so it's the wife of the

:38:07.:38:17.
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maker. �200. �100 bid. 140, 160, 180, 200, 220, 240, 260, 280, 300,

:38:19.:38:29.
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320, 340, 360, 380... Gosh. Went up very quickly. 700, 750, 800, 850,

:38:32.:38:40.

850 would you like in on the telephone at 850, selling on my

:38:40.:38:47.

right at �8 50. Incredible! Just when we thought it couldn't get any

:38:47.:38:51.

better... That pair of miniatures performed brilliantly in the sale

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room. This roller coaster of an auction

:38:57.:39:01.

is approaching the end, but not before the sale of the fabulous

:39:01.:39:08.

portrait which, until today, Fiona thought might have been of Bonni

:39:08.:39:13.

Prince Charlely. A lot of people have had interest in it and now

:39:13.:39:18.

that we have realised it's not the original, �500 is the reserve on

:39:18.:39:24.

it? Yes, I put �500 reserve on him because I wouldn't want him to go

:39:24.:39:33.

for less because I would feel like I betrayed him. We start at �500,

:39:33.:39:43.
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�5 50, 600, 650, 700, 720 780... 800 is what we said. The top

:39:45.:39:54.

estimate. 880 in the room. On the phone? 880. Gentleman seated. 900,

:39:54.:40:04.
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900. 920, 950, 980, 1,000, 1,100, anyone else going on? The gentleman

:40:06.:40:14.

seated in the room at 1100, 1200, 1300, 1500, all out on the right,

:40:14.:40:22.

make no mistake at 1500. Any advance? Seated at 1500. There you

:40:22.:40:32.
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go! Amazing. Well done. �1,500 which was even more than Paul

:40:34.:40:42.

thought even when we all thought he might be Bonni Prince Charlie. He

:40:42.:40:46.

turned out to be Bonnie in tend anyway. That fabulous result brings

:40:46.:40:50.

an incredible sale to an end. The question is, how much has Fiona's

:40:50.:40:57.

remarkable haul of heirlooms managed to make? We have had such

:40:57.:41:05.

an exciting auction. I know. I feel like a wrung out rag. Well, you

:41:05.:41:08.

wanted �1,000, you know you've done incredibly well because of the

:41:08.:41:13.

wonderful prices we got. I wonder what on earth you are going to do

:41:13.:41:23.
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with... �5,325... Wow. Have a ball! I'm going to enjoy it. A holiday.

:41:24.:41:29.

Some towards a car and a super garden. Couldn't ask for more.

:41:29.:41:34.

you come back, there will be so many weeds, you'll never get

:41:34.:41:40.

started on the garden! It's a number of week since Fiona's

:41:40.:41:43.

remarkable day at auction and having raised well over five times

:41:43.:41:49.

her target, she's wasted no time developing the horticultural plans

:41:49.:41:56.

with her gardener. The plans is to make it easier to manage. I thought

:41:56.:42:01.

I would put in a big island bed, plant it with roses and in memory

:42:01.:42:06.

of a dear friend who tied at the end of last year, I want to plant a

:42:06.:42:12.

tree in memory of him and I think perhaps a magnolia would go well.

:42:12.:42:15.

Having banked considerably more than she hoped for, what does she

:42:15.:42:20.

plan to do with the rest of her wind fall? Well, my car is not

:42:20.:42:24.

going to last forever and that was worrying me a little bit so I think

:42:24.:42:33.

it will have to go into the pot for a new car or a new second hand car.

:42:33.:42:37.

I think Fiona must be chuffed to bits with that result and what a

:42:37.:42:41.

fabulous garden she's going to have now right there on the banks of the

:42:41.:42:44.

loch. You know, if there's something you would like to raise

:42:44.:42:48.

Angela Rippon and expert Paul Hayes visit Fiona Martin and her daughter Charity at home in Scotland. Fiona is looking to carry out some improvements to the back garden, and is hoping to raise £1,000 at auction.