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Antiques series. Aled Jones and expert Paul Hayes help Eileen Whitehead to raise the cash for a new TV. A Byzantine gold chain is amongst the mementoes destined for auction.


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Welcome to Cash in the Attic, the show that helps you turn those unwanted antiques

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and collectables into something a lot more useful.

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Today, I'm meeting a lady who wants to clear one space and fill another.

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Coming up on Cash in the Attic.

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I dream up a scenario we'd all like to see.

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What about if there were two vicars in the auction, outbidding one another.

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Absolutely desperate for that on Foot In The Wall.

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I rescue the lady of the house from our expert Paul

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and his rotten old jokes.

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Well, it's not all plain sailing at auction, as you know.

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Come on, I'm taking you away from this man. Come on, let's go.

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Lest we ever forget I was once a choirboy.

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So next up is a self-portrait of me in the old days.

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I'm saying it before you guys do.

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Get in quick before the final hammer falls.

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We're near Reading, with someone who's hoping that her collecting

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will help her with a fresh start.

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Eileen Whitehead grew up in Suffolk, and managed restaurants and hotels

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before joining the care industry.

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Where she met her good friend Barbara, or Babs.

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Eileen is a mother and grandmother.

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For seven years she's been married to Mike, who has two children of his own,

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making for some big family get-togethers.

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Eileen loves to collect, especially wooden objects,

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and I've heard that her new home will be a log cabin,

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so there's quite a theme going on here.

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Before she moves, she want us to help her declutter

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and raise cash for some hi-tech gadgets.

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For guidance, we'll all look to our expert Paul Hayes,

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who has almost 30 years experience in antiques.

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Aha! Look at you two.

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The perfect ladies, flower-arranging.

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Is this what you do in your spare time then?

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-Are you Eileen?

-I am.

-Nice to meet you.

-You too.

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-You must be Babs.

-I'm Babs.

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Good to see you.

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So how come you two know each other?

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Mainly through our jobs, when we started, about 19, 20 years ago.

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We used to meet each other, then after work go for a drink. You know, sort of seal our friendship.

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That often seals a friendship. It can ruin some as well,

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but there we go. Let's not get into that.

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Why have you called us in here?

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My husband's asked me to declutter a little bit,

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because I collect quite a few things, and also, in a couple of years,

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we're going to move into a log cabin which we've had built,

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and a lot of the stuff we just can't take with us.

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So this money's going towards the log cabin.

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Well, for the log cabin there's a 3D TV that I'd would like.

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Wow! She's a bit modern, isn't she.

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-Isn't she just!

-Gosh!

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How much are you hoping to raise?

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About £1,000.

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Has she got a load of stuff then?

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Oh, definitely.

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-You didn't have think about that. Straight in there.

-No, I didn't.

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She's always had the odd bits, collectables, haven't you.

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Oh, yes.

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Oh, yes, got loads of stuff.

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We're very lucky because we've got expert Paul Hayes here.

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He's arrived with me, he's already having a good look around.

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-So you concentrate downstairs.

-OK.

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And you follow me. Come on, Eileen.

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-You've heard that before, haven't you.

-I have.

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Well, it seems only fair to start as we mean to go on.

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We've got our work cut out today, so what's our first pick of the pops?

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There's our resident expert.

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-Hello, how are you?

-Very well thank you.

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-Nice to see you.

-And you.

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What have you found?

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Well, I must admit I'm all at sea here, actually.

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-See what I did there?

-He's only been in the house a quarter of an hour.

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I found a really nice watercolour. A nice marine subject.

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Do you know where this came from?

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I actually found it in an attic of an old hotel.

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I asked everybody if they wanted it, they said "no", so I said "thanks".

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Right. It's amazing what you find in attics.

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Do we know where that is?

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I always thought it was Cornwall or somewhere.

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-Is it a respected painter?

-This looks like an Earp.

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Can you see that? E-A-R-P.

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Now Henry Earp was a prolific painter, but they were a family of painters,

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and they painted down the Devon and Cornwall coast.

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-It's recognisable by this mountain that juts out into the sea.

-Well done.

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But they also have that in Kent as well. I've seen that in Broadstairs.

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And the family painted the North East as well.

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But very much a prolific painter.

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The idea was if you visited these seaside towns,

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or you were interested in boats, like yourself,

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you could buy these wonderful marine watercolours.

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And the only reason I knew it was an Earp,

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it's very recognisable by the light blue skyline.

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Is it original?

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This is an original watercolour.

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They're very enjoyable items to have. This for me sums up the mid-19th century.

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You have a marinescape here which are always popular,

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but we have a transitional ship here.

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Can you see that?

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That's half-steam, half-sail, so that dates it maybe 1850,

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just at the time when they were transferring over to steam engines.

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So, go on then, how much is it worth?

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His work can range from £100-£300, that sort of price range,

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so I think for an auction estimate,

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if I said £100-£150, to give it a chance.

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I'm sure if someone picks up on the artist,

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there's a good chance of getting a good price for it.

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Good.

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But it's not all plain sailing at auction, as you know.

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Come on, I'm taking you away from this man. Come on, let's go.

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£100-£150 is a chunky start, so we'll forgive Paul - for now.

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Babs is upstairs in the master bedroom,

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where she selected this locket on a chain.

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The locket is set with moss agate and poppy jasper plaques,

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but the belcher chain is Victorian gold.

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Paul values the item at £100-£150,

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before picking up an Italian lady he's been admiring in the lounge.

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Eileen. Where have these figures come from?

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These came from a shop we nicknamed the House of Horrors.

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Right.

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It was outside a restaurant of mine.

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They sold awful things, like blue ducks with gold beaks.

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The girl came in one day and said "I don't have a job any more, he's going to close it."

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I said "Oh dear, what's he going to do with everything?"

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She said I'm going to get what I can for it."

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I said "OK, I'll give you a pound for that" and she said "Fine."

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I said "This one, I'll give you 99p" and I got it for 1.99.

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-So that was a complete bargain. 1.99 for the pair.

-1.99 for the pair.

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You know, you hit the nail on the head there when you said restaurant.

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This is exactly the sort of thing you'd find in a restaurant or a hotel.

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Anywhere that has a large area.

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And the idea was really they'd just fill a space.

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But they're Italian, and they're copied from the original Meissen, which is German porcelain.

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These figures would have been identical to ones made 1750s, 1800s, that sort of time.

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But you can tell by the casting these are very modern.

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On the originals you see every eyelash, every fingernail, that sort of thing.

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These are very norm, as they call them in the trade.

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So I'd say maybe 1950s or even later. Capodimonte Italian pottery.

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I noticed this one has been a little bit damaged.

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She's been broken twice actually. I think she broke an arm or something,

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-but I had her restored and she got nudged again.

-OK.

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Well, these are only ever really bought for decorative value,

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and I can see a nice pair of vases,

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somebody that just wants them to fill a wall, really, or fill a gap.

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I think you could be approaching £30 to £50.

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-So I made a profit.

-You made a massive profit.

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If you did that every day you'd be laughing.

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-Good profit!

-See they don't get damaged any more -

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-leave them somewhere safe, and let's keep looking.

-OK.

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The Capodimonte-style figurines could make a very nice profit for Eileen.

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But we'll need something more substantial

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if we're to make the £1,000 target.

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While Paul cracks on with the search,

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I want to hear more about these two friends, and their work together.

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Well, we both belonged to an agency, and we were taught care

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and you have quite a lot of training to do in it, and things.

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Babs primarily stayed in the office environment, and I went

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out into the field, to deal with clients and staff out in the field.

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-Is it a fulfilling job?

-Oh, yes, it is very fulfilling.

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You sometimes see people right through to the end of their lives,

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and you try and give them some sort of comfort.

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Other people, you see them get better and sort of progress. So yes, it is.

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-How about you, Babs? Do you like your job?

-I do.

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It's just the sense of achievement that you've done what is necessary.

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We work with Social Services as well, so it's quite intense.

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Well, it's obvious that you enjoy working together -

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I presume you play together as well?

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Oh, Babs and I like to play!

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Some serious playing, then. What sort of things do you get up to?

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We have a little drink now and then, and we like to go out.

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And we've been on a couple of holidays together, little tiny ones.

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So where have you been on holiday so far?

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We went to Bruges with my mother, step-daughter and myself

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and then we went to Sweden when my husband was over there, didn't we?

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-That was good.

-We have, we go here and there.

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We have a get-together with four of us.

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-Sit here, have a laugh and a drink.

-A couple of others join us.

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I couldn't cope with four of you!

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Two of you is bad enough! All this is going to change when you move.

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Only to a degree because where we're going to, it's not that far away.

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It's only about an hour and-a-half to two hours.

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There's plenty of room for Babs and Ken, her husband, to come and stay

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and then we'll come down here anyway so it's just a road, isn't it?

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How about you, Babs? Are you willing to drive an hour and-a-half?

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-Don't worry, I'll be going.

-Are you going to miss her?

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Yes, I will miss her. Yes.

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But we'll see each other quite a lot and it will be quality time.

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She can come and stay with me and I can come up here.

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Did you not consider putting the log cabin here?

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LAUGHTER

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Well, listen, you want £1,000 to put towards that log cabin

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and hopefully a 3D TV.

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So I think we should get on with it.

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Also, Paul's probably wondering where we are so come on. Let's go.

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Eileen inherited her father's passion for boats and looking around

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her collectables, there's often a maritime theme.

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Paul's just found a good example of that.

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20th-century wooden sailing ships, trawlers and accompanying figures.

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He prices the assortment at £100-£200

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before joining Babs up in the spare room.

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I tell you something, there's lots of dolls, teddy bears and things.

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-She likes her dolls.

-She does.

-What do you think of this?

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Let's have a closer look.

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Is that something she made, or had made for her?

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It was a friend of hers had a large one and had a miniature made for her because she liked it so much.

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It's a miniature chaise longue, that translates as a long chair.

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Has it been bought for a window display or something about?

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No. I think she just liked it and wanted one.

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This has a multitude of uses. I've seen these in jeweller's windows,

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covered in velvet with some nice gold items.

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It's a very visual prop

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but of course you can use it for your teddy bear or doll as well.

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So this was made for her. Was it deliberately for that teddy bear? Or just for display?

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I think it was for display, she just keeps the teddy bear on there now.

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-How long ago was that, do you think?

-Quite a few years ago.

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I can't remember exactly but she's had it a very long time.

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-So it's 20th century?

-At least.

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But it would be part of a salon suite. You'd have a chaise longue,

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a stool, two side chairs, a settee,

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and this would all be in your parlour, your best room in a Victorian house.

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If I said around £50 mark, 40-60, how does that sound?

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-It sounds good.

-I think it's the only chaise longue

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I've managed to carry on my own.

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We'll soon discover if the only chaise longue you can carry

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single-handed will tempt these bidders at the auction.

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Being modelled there by Amy on our right. Lot 44.

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At 55, 60, 70.

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Shame to unseat the teddy, but it could do very well.

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It looks as if Eileen's Berkshire home

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has many more collectibles still to show up.

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We're only a third of the way to our target

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so perhaps we need to get more aggressive with our hunt.

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Scary, aren't I?

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The next item is closer to home,

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an oil on-board portrait of a sweet little chorister.

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I know what you're thinking, but this was painted in the 1950s

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and I'm not sweet. Paul reckons it may be worth between 60 and £80.

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Heading out to the Conservatory he goes on to find more evidence

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of Eileen's collecting streak.

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Or should I say competitive streak?

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-Hi, Paul, I see you found my games then.

-These are great.

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-Who collected all these?

-Me.

-You've got quite a collection of lovely toys. Are you a chess fan?

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-No.

-You don't play at all?

-I don't play, my father used to play.

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I just got little figurines and the little men.

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Where would you have got these from?

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Car boot sales, charity shops, sometimes antique places.

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-So these you bought for ornamentation?

-Yes.

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These are a nice set, you've got four similar sets of chess pieces.

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These represent ivory, ebony, sandalwood and boxwood.

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These are like a plastic resin. You can see the seam up the side.

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They're decorative value only, not like a precious material.

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Chess is one of the oldest games, it goes back to ancient India.

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They used to represent their armies using elephants and so on.

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-Have any of these got the boards with them?

-I have some of them.

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That's important when you come to sell. We also have some skittles here. They are great.

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-Do you ever play with these?

-I have.

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These ones I used to play with the children when they were young.

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They are great fun.

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They are the only games you can play that don't involve batteries

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and computers these days.

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It is nice to see that. You have quite a collection here.

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I love the skittles, these chess sets.

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If we say £20 a set for those. It's quite a lot of money.

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-I could easily see 100-250 on this shelf.

-That doesn't sound too bad.

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-I think we could do quite well actually.

-Oh, good.

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Great! Let's hope those pack a whopper. Let's keep looking.

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The skittles and chess pieces could play out very nicely in the auction.

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100 to £150 would be a real boost.

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Eileen has what you might call "eclectic" tastes

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and here's another example of just that.

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An antique glass perfume bottle.

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It has a silver collar which is a plus but there is slight damage which affects the price.

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Paul values it at 20 to £30.

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-So I you a hoarder, or collector?

-Definitely a collector.

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Since when have you been collecting?

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-About 30 years. Really?

-Did you start with one particular object?

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No, I just like unusual bits and pieces.

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I put them in the loft, in the shed, everywhere.

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But, I change them around a bit. I don't like getting to bored.

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Lots of books and ships.

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Because my father liked the sea, the river, he was always sailing,

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always had a boat of some sort.

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I grew up with them and just came to like them.

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-It seems family is very important to you.

-They are.

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-What about this new property? A log cabin. It sounds unusual.

-It is.

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My husband lived in one for a year and liked it so much

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that he convinced me that I would like to, which I do.

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It has a little country club next door to it so we belong to that.

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So, I agreed to go up there.

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The problem came when I have all these things in this house that I've got to get rid of.

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-Are you nervous, or excited?

-Excited, not nervous at all.

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Have you explored the new area?

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I know the area quite well because I come from Suffolk.

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I used to work in Cambridge and I know the Fens, Norfolk,

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my husband got to know it and he likes it.

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-It's very flat.

-It's very flat. They grow a lot of vegetables.

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What about this TV? Where did that come from? 3D, as well!

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The television we have, to me, is quite an old television.

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And I see all these flat-screen ones, and my husband says, "No, that TV works perfectly fine."

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So when we move,

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we've got to have a flat-screen one. I want this 3D one.

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You'll have to put 3D glasses on, aren't you?

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-I don't mind.

-It will ruin your hair.

-I don't care.

-I love watching films!

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-What sort of films?

-Crime films and documentaries, things like that.

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If you need that flat-screen TV we need to raise at least £1,000.

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We also need the money so you can get a few more collectibles to put in to your log cabin!

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Let's go. Wonder where Babs is?

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Babs is actually is at the foot of the stairs where she's found some continental porcelain figures.

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The bust of a little lady has no identifying markings,

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but there's an anchor symbol from the Chelsea Porcelain Factory on the figurines.

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There is damage to the boy, so taking that into account

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the estimate is a surprisingly optimistic 80 to £120.

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Now for some holy icons but with a real sentimental value.

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This is quite unusual. What have we got here?

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These are two Stations Of The Cross, there are 14 Stations Of The Cross.

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They are in my family, members of mine who were a count and countess.

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When the count died, his wife commissioned 14 of these to go in his chapel in Ireland

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and the chapel was burnt and these are the two remaining ones which are from my father's bedroom.

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-Amazing detail.

-It is quite fascinating.

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So this is Christ on the cross and this...coming down off the cross?

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Going down, or going up, I'm not sure which way they go round.

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I know a man who will. Paul? Come and have a look at this.

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-They are nice. Look at that.

-Amazing, isn't it?

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-How many have you got?

-Two.

-They are very ecclesiastical.

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They have obviously been in a church at some point.

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-I take it, these are the Stations Of The Cross?

-It is, yes.

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There should be 14 in the series.

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They start with Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane,

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then they finish with him being entombed.

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-Most of these tend to be French, or Italian?

-They are Italian.

-OK. They are either one of the two.

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What would happen, is that the original would be perhaps made from bronze in this case,

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very high in detail,

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and they would take a cast from that bronze

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and artist then would hand-finish them

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-which is why every one is signed there. Can you see that?

-Oh, yeah.

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-I didn't notice that, did you?

-No.

-"J Rosillen".

-What you reckon it's worth?

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Without knowing the artist, I would say at least 100 to 150.

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If the artist turned out be good, they could be worth quite a lot of money.

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Are you willing to sell it?

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No, they belong to my father and I'm quite fond of them.

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What if there were two vicars in the auction outbidding one another?

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-I am desperate for that on my wall!

-They'd probably put them in.

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-We haven't got a wing or a prayer for you to sell them?

-No, No.

-Fair enough, they're staying.

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Interesting though. Very nice. Let's carry on, let me put that down. We'll carry on with the rubbish.

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Go on then, follow the man.

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I did toy with selling them but I really like them.

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They came from my father and they are very sentimental to me,

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so I'll probably hang on to them for a lot of years.

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Since those plaques aren't going into the auction

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we really do need to get a move on.

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More on the maritime theme now

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as Paul finds these reproduction brass instruments.

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Made in the Far East, they remain quite popular.

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Paul values this collection at 100 to £200.

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We are rapidly approaching the end of our rummage here today.

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We are leaving no stone unturned for that juicy final object to put in the auction.

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And typical - I think Paul's just found it.

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Now then, Eileen. Look at that. That's the beauty, isn't it?

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You can tell straight away that that's a gold item.

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Is that something you've bought for yourself, or had given to you?

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-A friend bought it for me, actually.

-Special occasion?

-It was Christmas.

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It's lovely quality. Would it be fair to say maybe 20-years-old?

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Yes. It was about the '80s, yes.

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Is it something you still wear today?

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-No, I don't, actually. I very rarely wear it.

-Right.

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-I forgot it was in there.

-Do you know if...

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I'm assuming it's all legal, I can see a little hallmark here.

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Let's have a look.

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Yeah, 375. This is 9-carat.

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But they can't make this from pure gold.

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If this was 24-carat gold, it would collapse and bend in your fingers,

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so they have to mix it with other metals,

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and that gives us our 9-carat, our 14-carat, our 18-carat.

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-In this country we tend to use 9-carat.

-Oh, good.

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Gold's recently done tremendously well. Because of the banking crisis

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and the world economic climate,

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people are looking to put their money into something tangible

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and gold has always been a great investment,

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it's always had a resale value of at least what you paid for it.

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But at the moment, it's at an all-time high, so an item like this

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-that's very heavy automatically has a bullion value.

-Really?

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-Ah, guys.

-Look at you. You look like the cat that got the cream.

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I think I found a showstopper.

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I think this will make a massive difference to our target. At auction, if I said...

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Between £700 and £1,000 for that, how does that sound?

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Very good, thank you.

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-Whoa! That's amazing.

-There you are, TV.

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-That's your TV.

-And a few more collectables?

-Yes, that's true.

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And where was that, in a drawer?

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Uh, yes it was, actually.

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That's amazing. You wanted £1,000

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so you've probably guessed, we're looking at a bit more than £1,000.

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Taking Paul's lowest estimate,

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We're looking at something in the region of...

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£1,530.

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-That's brilliant, isn't it?

-Oh, my God.

-That'd be good, wouldn't it?

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-What can I spend the other 530 on?

-Me.

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Get in line, Babs.

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-It's been great seeing you guys.

-And you.

-Nice spending time with you.

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-See you in the auction.

-OK.

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Now, that figure included the Stations Of The Cross

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and of course, Eileen doesn't want to sell them,

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so our day of searching brings us a total that's much closer to £1,430.

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Still good. Among the fascinating items headed for the sale room

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are her 19th-century watercolour of a steamship on the coast

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painted by Henry Earp.

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It could make around £100-£150.

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There's a delightful mini chaise longue

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which used to be the home of Eileen's teddy bears,

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a neat little piece of furniture. It could go for between £40 and £60.

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And there's the collection of wooden games.

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The fabulous estimate for these - £100-£150.

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I think some of them may sell,

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some of them might not reach the price that we want them to,

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but they're only worth what somebody's going to pay for them.

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That's my attitude towards things,

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so I'm quite relaxed about it.

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Still to come on Cash in the Attic,

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we must play down the facts when we've got a bargain to sell.

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Porcelain figures up next. Remind us about these.

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Oh, these are the ones I bought for £1.99 out of a funny shop.

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Keep your voice down!

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She didn't really.

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We try to remain philosophical when things don't go our way.

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-That's a bit disappointing.

-Oh, well. There we go.

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I'm liking your attitude. "Ah, there we go. Who cares?"

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And we care, obviously.

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Find out just how much when the final hammer falls.

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Well, it's just been over a week

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since we rummaged our way around Eileen's house

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and uncovered some wonderful items that we've brought here

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to Sworders auctions in Stansted.

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She's hoping to raise something like £1,000

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for a snazzy new television set to put in her brand-new log cabin.

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Wouldn't it be nice if she hit her target?

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Don't all shout at once.

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I always think it must be odd

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for people to see their belongings spread about the sale room.

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Eileen and Babs are taking a final look as the sale gets under way.

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-Hey, morning, ladies.

-All right?

-Hiya.

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Saying a final goodbye to your toys?

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Are you going to be sad to see this go?

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Some of it, yes. This one, someone actually made that for me.

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A patient I was looking after, he carved it all out and made it.

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-So, yeah.

-You've got a lot of stuff here today.

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-Yeah, I know.

-A lot of collectables.

-I can't take it back.

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Well, that's what you're hoping.

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-Have you got high hopes for this?

-We've three really good collections.

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You've got toys and games, got all your nautical instruments,

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your compasses and so on, then all those boats and trawlers and things,

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so yeah, it's a real collectors' day today.

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Have you got a reserve on anything?

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-No.

-It's all got to go?

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-It's all got to go.

-OK, I think it's filling up here,

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-so we should get into a good position.

-OK.

-Good luck. Follow me.

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Itching to get started, we take our places for Eileen's first lot.

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It's the mini chaise longue,

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made when she was 25 by her furniture dealer friend.

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We're hoping for £40-£60.

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-You two found this?

-That's right, me and Babs found it upstairs.

-We did.

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Make a fantastic jeweller's display

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or perhaps a haberdasher. What did you use it for?

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Sitting my teddies on, actually.

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What do the teddies sit on now, then?

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Being modelled there by Amy on our right, Lot 44.

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50, I'm bid.

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50 already!

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A miniature chaise, at 50.

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Can I say five anywhere?

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At 55. 60-5, 70-5. 80.

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Selling, at £80,...

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-That's great.

-Brilliant.

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-Look at that.

-That's amazing.

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A good first result,

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and at £80, I'm happy to tell the teddies

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to...go sit elsewhere. Steady.

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Onwards now, and the locket with semi-precious stones is next.

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Although I suspect the gold belcher chain

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will be the real attraction for the bidders.

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-Tell us about this.

-That was left to me by somebody.

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It's something I've had for a long time and I don't wear any more

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because it's not in fashion any more, so I'm happy to let it go.

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A belcher chain, Aled, is a long Victorian chain.

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That's where the word comes from.

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The locket has some Cairngorm stones, which is very Victorian,

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so quite a nice item.

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I put this in at £100-£150.

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Let's see how we get on.

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-I tell you what, it would look lovely on Babs.

-There you go!

0:26:020:26:05

20, I'm bid.

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At £20, 25,

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30-5, 40-5,

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50. Selling then, at £50...

0:26:120:26:15

55, fresh bid, altogether.

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Selling at £55...

0:26:170:26:21

Oh. 60.

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60, new bidder, there we go.

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At 60, don't be put off by him. At £60, 65?

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-No, he's going to sulk instead.

-(MOUTHS)

-Come on!

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At £60...

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-There we go, that's gone.

-60 quid.

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-Bargain.

-Yeah, someone did get a bargain.

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-They did get a bargain there.

-We had a few bidders. You can't help it.

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-They start slowly!

-They do, don't they?

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Certainly do, came in at the last minute.

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Better late than never, I say.

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But £60 is rather below our estimate.

0:26:460:26:49

Let's hope we do better with our third lot.

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We've got three porcelain items now, three small traditional figurines.

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Two have a gold anchor mark, which is a Chelsea mark,

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they're actually copies of that particular factory.

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The one I liked is the little bust of the lady.

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-Did they come in together?

-I can't remember where I got them.

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I just know I've had them for a while

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and as you say, I like the little bust too.

0:27:100:27:13

I thought that was real top quality,

0:27:130:27:15

-but I noticed a bit of damage...

-On one, the little boy, yeah.

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So I put these in at £80-£100.

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Some nice traditional antique items.

0:27:200:27:23

At £50, can I say five now?

0:27:230:27:25

55, 60-5.

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One more, sir?

0:27:270:27:29

At £65.

0:27:290:27:31

70 anywhere?

0:27:310:27:33

It's with me at £65...

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No sale.

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-Why didn't that sell?

-The auctioneer is trying to get near to our £80.

0:27:380:27:42

He hasn't quite got there, so he decided to pull them.

0:27:420:27:44

I think he thinks they're worth more than to sell them today.

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But there's nothing to stop you selling them at a later date.

0:27:480:27:51

Not at all. You can leave these for a couple of weeks,

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-give them another airing, and they should sell fine then.

-Right.

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Eileen seems a bit underwhelmed.

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She must have been hoping to get shot of them.

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Oh well. Next we have that glass perfume bottle with a silver collar.

0:28:020:28:06

The hallmarks date it to 1911,

0:28:060:28:08

and we're hoping for around £20-£30.

0:28:080:28:10

So, what we're after here is the sweet smell of success, aren't we?

0:28:130:28:16

It's the scent bottle.

0:28:160:28:17

-Is this yours?

-Yes, it is.

0:28:170:28:19

-Something you haven't collected?

-No.

-Wow.

0:28:190:28:22

Is there a lot of interest in this sort of thing?

0:28:220:28:24

The combination of glass and silver is always good.

0:28:240:28:27

They make nice presents for people, something for the dressing table,

0:28:270:28:31

a very attractive looking item. This one's a bit damaged,

0:28:310:28:34

but for £20, £30,

0:28:340:28:35

it's a bargain, really, I think.

0:28:350:28:37

I start the bidding at £10 only.

0:28:370:28:39

-Take 12 anywhere?

-We want about 20 for this.

-Yeah.

0:28:390:28:42

Scent bottle with a silver collar.

0:28:420:28:44

12, 15, 18,

0:28:440:28:46

20. £20. 22 anywhere?

0:28:460:28:49

22 in the room.

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25 now? Gentleman's bid at 22.

0:28:510:28:55

At 22...

0:28:550:28:56

-That's gone. 22, that was all right, that was on estimate.

-Not bad.

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Still stinks a bit.

0:29:020:29:04

Although that could be Paul's new aftershave.

0:29:040:29:07

We hoped for a more, but it's a further addition

0:29:070:29:09

to fund Eileen's dream TV set.

0:29:090:29:11

Now, our fifth item really has great potential to alter our fortunes.

0:29:110:29:16

Your link chain, remind us about this.

0:29:180:29:21

My friend gave it to me many years ago.

0:29:210:29:23

and it's something I don't wear any more,

0:29:230:29:25

I forgot I had it until it came out, so I don't mind that going.

0:29:250:29:29

And if the friend's watching the programme?

0:29:290:29:32

-Probably thinking, "I paid more than that!"

-Gold's doing really well

0:29:330:29:37

at the moment. It's a difficult item to value and weigh.

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The auctioneers weighed it, and he's put it in at £500-600.

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I estimated it between £700-£1000, but that's the going rate of it.

0:29:430:29:47

-Yes.

-That's no problem.

-Let's hope we get there.

0:29:470:29:49

And I start the bidding at £200.

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At 200, 220.

0:29:520:29:54

240 anywhere?

0:29:540:29:55

At £220.

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240.

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260. 280.

0:30:000:30:02

300. 320.

0:30:020:30:05

340. 360.

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380. 400.

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420. 440.

0:30:110:30:13

460. 480.

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500. I'll take 20 anywhere?

0:30:150:30:18

-Come on.

-Or I will sell at £500.

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At 500.

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-500 quid.

-Is that all right?

0:30:240:30:26

Not quite as much as I wanted.

0:30:260:30:29

-Not quite.

-It's gone.

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We were looking from between 700 and 1,000 so it is a bit less

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than what we were expecting but...

0:30:330:30:35

£700 was our expert's opinion

0:30:350:30:38

but considering the unpredictable nature of general sales,

0:30:380:30:42

you have to forgive the occasional blip. That's Paul.

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But at the midpoint of our sale, I've got a good feeling we're in good shape, team.

0:30:450:30:50

It's been up and down a little bit.

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It certainly has.

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My heart is going hell for leather. I can tell you - all's not lost.

0:30:530:30:57

You wanted £1,000 for that flash television.

0:30:570:31:00

662 you've got so far.

0:31:000:31:02

-Not bad.

-Not bad.

0:31:020:31:04

That's not bad at all actually.

0:31:040:31:06

It might not get you 3D, it might get you 2D. Start collecting again.

0:31:060:31:09

I think we should go for a cup of tea and cake and come back.

0:31:090:31:12

Follow me.

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A spot of refreshments,

0:31:140:31:16

then it's time to see what other items of interest Paul has noticed

0:31:160:31:19

around the saleroom but all I can see is Eileen's model boat collection

0:31:190:31:24

arranged on that old desk.

0:31:240:31:25

-Paul.

-Hey!

-You look all at sea. What's the matter?

0:31:250:31:28

I told you, I do the jokes!

0:31:280:31:30

I try so hard, I really do!

0:31:300:31:31

These are Eileen's but that's not why I brought you here.

0:31:310:31:34

This desk is what I wanted to show you.

0:31:340:31:36

It looks at first glance to be an ordinary knee-hole desk

0:31:360:31:39

from the late 19th-century, blonde oak,

0:31:390:31:42

but this is almost identical on the other side as well.

0:31:420:31:45

Really?

0:31:450:31:47

If you go round, there's two cupboards and a drawer in the middle. Can you see?

0:31:470:31:52

-That's amazing.

-Most desks are designed to go against the wall.

0:31:520:31:55

This goes in the middle of an office and it's called a partners desk

0:31:550:31:59

so you'd sit here on one side of the desk,

0:31:590:32:01

somebody else would sit on the other side of the desk.

0:32:010:32:04

-Brilliant.

-Ingenuity.

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Recycling at an early age.

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It's a big item. How much?

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It's in the catalogue at between £300 and £500.

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It needs a bit of restoration

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but this is big enough for all your paraphernalia,

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you could run a business from this desk.

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-I think it'll do well today.

-Great tip.

-Shall we carry on?

-Yes.

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I tell you what, Paul knows a good thing when he sees one,

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as that partners desk later sells for £300.

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If we've inspired you to think about selling some of your own items

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it's worth bearing in mind that auction houses charge various fees,

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such as commission.

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Your local saleroom will advise you on these extra costs.

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There's plenty still to come in Eileen's sale

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and it's our old friends, the Capodimonte porcelain figures, up next.

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Remind us about these.

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These are the ones I bought for £1.99 at a funny shop.

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Keep your voice down! She didn't really!

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She bought them for a lot of money!

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They look fantastic, they did a good job of displaying them.

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But one of them is damaged.

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30 to 50, I think.

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Let's see how we get on.

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£50. 20.

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-20 I'm bid.

-20, we're in. Here we go.

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At £20.

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No sale. I blame you, Amy.

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So nobody liked those at all.

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I liked them.

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They're going home with you.

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Back on the shelf!

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You don't look too sad about it.

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I expect they'll brighten up her log cabin no end.

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Eileen can barely disguise her delight

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at those cheerful figurines coming back home.

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Next we have a framed picture from landscape artist Henry Earp,

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born in Westminster in 1831 to a great family of painters.

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I must admit, out of all your items, this is probably my favourite lot.

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It's that lovely 19th-century watercolour,

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with the paddle steamer and the beautiful blue landscape,

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by Henry Earp, a great artist.

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I am looking for around the £100 mark.

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Remind me where this came from?

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I found it when I was clearing out the hotel.

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-And you've had good use of it?

-Yes, I have. I like it.

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She likes it so much she's giving it away. Hopefully not giving it.

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It's full steam ahead for this one.

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At £40. Five anywhere?

0:34:130:34:15

At 40.

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Five? 50. Good watercolour. Five.

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60. Five anywhere?

0:34:190:34:21

At £60. I will say five.

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At £60 only?

0:34:230:34:26

-No.

-No sale.

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He hasn't let it go, so that's good. He hasn't sold that.

0:34:280:34:31

-Is that good?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, because we didn't get near the £100 we wanted for it, he's withdrawn it.

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What a shame. I thought that was one of your better lots.

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-40 quid under your lowest estimate.

-Exactly, yeah.

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That's sometimes what happens.

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If the auctioneer can't get near what our estimate is.

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Sorry about that.

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That's a bit disappointing.

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Oh, well. There we go.

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I'm liking your attitude.

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I think those crashing waves sum up the atmosphere

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better than Eileen's easy come easy go attitude

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as yet another of our items disappoints.

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For a more positive outcome perhaps we need some divine intervention!

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Next up is a self-portrait of me in the old days.

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I'm saying it before you do.

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What's the story behind the little chorister?

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Somebody gave it to me and I quite liked it so I put it on the wall.

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My stepson hates it.

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So you're getting rid? OK!

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It's quite unusual in a way.

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But it's a very pleasing subject.

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Children are always good in paintings

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and I think for that reason, it's very pleasing

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someone would like to put it on the wall.

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It's not an antique painting as such.

0:35:350:35:37

It is probably 1950s but a nice oil painting, an original work of art.

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Seeing as he has been singing hymns all his life,

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let's hope the big fella gives us some help.

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20 I'm bid. At £20. Two anywhere?

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22. 25.

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28. Selling at £28.

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He's going to let it go.

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Gone.

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You've been overpaid then.

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Just to remind you, I'm not a chorister any more!

0:36:010:36:04

LAUGHTER

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But we are singing from the same song sheet.

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Of course we are. We always do.

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It's a cheap one at the moment unfortunately(!)

0:36:090:36:12

That's it. The painting's gone and I'm done with all the chorister jokes - promise.

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Time for some heavy metal, I think.

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Nautical themed collections abound in Eileen's home

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and here we have just a sample.

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It's a collection of brass instruments - compasses, sextons, telescopes.

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They're quite modern. Where did they come from?

0:36:290:36:31

They're just things I collected over time.

0:36:310:36:34

One I had made for me, the compass, my husband had made

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cos he was at a factory in Thailand, I think.

0:36:370:36:39

-Wow.

-So that's a nice one.

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If in doubt, she says, "It's just something I collected."

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LAUGHTER

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-I like collecting!

-Why not?

0:36:450:36:48

There are more people like you, Eileen, don't listen to him.

0:36:480:36:51

Don't listen to me - ever!

0:36:510:36:53

What do you think of these items, Babs?

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I leave it all to Eileen.

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We're looking for about £100 for a whole DIY sailing kit.

0:36:570:37:01

There's nothing left in the county, she's collected everything!

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50, I'm bid. At £50.

0:37:040:37:07

Five anywhere? At 55.

0:37:070:37:09

60. Five. 70. Five.

0:37:090:37:12

80 anywhere? At 75.

0:37:120:37:15

No sale.

0:37:160:37:17

That's a disaster for our total, and a very tough crowd to please.

0:37:170:37:22

All those brass instruments can go back in their boxes for the time being.

0:37:220:37:27

Maybe the ships, trawlers and other wooden maritime models will prove a better catch.

0:37:270:37:31

Hey, I'm trying to be positive!

0:37:310:37:33

They're something I like to collect but I also collect

0:37:330:37:36

the boxes as well because I like the sea and the boats and things.

0:37:360:37:39

-It comes together.

-Exactly.

0:37:390:37:41

This is the sort of thing that people look for.

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A collection of themed items, this is a nautical theme,

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and it's the first thing you see as you come into the auction house.

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Will you be sad to see these go?

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I will in a way but I cannot take them where I'm going,

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so I won't have room for them.

0:37:550:37:58

100 to 200 quid. A lot of money.

0:37:580:38:00

It is. It works out maybe a tenner a lot,

0:38:000:38:02

so I think it's quite reasonable actually. Let's see how we get on.

0:38:020:38:05

-Where shall I start the bidding, Amy?

-£50.

-£50, the lady says.

0:38:050:38:09

She did wonders with the chaise longue.

0:38:090:38:12

-We'll start the bidding at £50 for all those items. Add £50.

-Come on.

0:38:120:38:16

55. 60. Five. 70.

0:38:160:38:18

It's with me at £70,

0:38:180:38:21

five to bid at 70.

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No sale.

0:38:240:38:25

I don't understand. There was somebody in the room willing to pay £70 and it didn't sell.

0:38:250:38:29

What he's done is used his discretion

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and because the estimate was £100-£200,

0:38:310:38:33

£70 he didn't accept as an offer, but he'll withdraw it.

0:38:330:38:36

He may have made a note of the gentleman

0:38:360:38:38

who actually offered the £70 and you may be able

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to discuss it afterwards if you want to get rid of it.

0:38:400:38:43

Do you want to get rid of them for 70?

0:38:430:38:44

Yes, I don't mind, actually. No, I don't mind at all.

0:38:440:38:47

OK, but, yeah, he's just trying to look after you.

0:38:470:38:49

Yeah, that's good of him.

0:38:490:38:51

Eileen would rather the auctioneer had let them go,

0:38:510:38:54

but hopefully she'll fix up a private deal later.

0:38:540:38:57

But I fear our total has definitely suffered,

0:38:570:39:00

and, sadly, we only have one more item to go.

0:39:000:39:02

It's the assortment of modern games

0:39:020:39:04

we saw on display in Eileen's conservatory.

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They're valued at £100-£150.

0:39:080:39:10

The boats didn't go for what we hoped.

0:39:100:39:12

What do you reckon about the modern games and toys,

0:39:120:39:14

the skittles and everything? I loved them.

0:39:140:39:16

Yeah, these are very traditional items and they're good quality.

0:39:160:39:20

Toys and games are always popular. You've got chess,

0:39:200:39:22

you've got the skittle sets, you know, you got a lot of variety,

0:39:220:39:26

a complete shelf in your house, if I remember rightly.

0:39:260:39:29

So, we're looking for around the 100 mark for these.

0:39:290:39:31

-Where do these come from?

-All over the place.

0:39:310:39:33

I've kept them for a long time.

0:39:330:39:35

I started with the big ones, I've gone down to the small ones

0:39:350:39:38

which I've collected all over the world, actually.

0:39:380:39:40

These skittles, are they something you've collected

0:39:400:39:43

-all through your life?

-Yes.

-Interesting that. Amazing.

0:39:430:39:47

All right, well, let's hope for around the £100 mark

0:39:470:39:50

for this lot, all right?

0:39:500:39:51

50 I'm bid. Out £50. Five anywhere?

0:39:510:39:54

55. 60. Five. 70. Five. 80, now.

0:39:540:39:59

At £75...

0:39:590:40:02

No sale.

0:40:020:40:03

-No sale.

-No sale again? What's that...?

0:40:030:40:06

Have you put reserves on all of these?

0:40:060:40:08

-No, I haven't done anything.

-OK.

-I haven't done anything.

-OK.

0:40:080:40:12

Oh, dear. The auctioneer has once again used his discretion

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to reject the low bids, rather too readily, I fear.

0:40:160:40:18

Looks like Eileen's grand total is going to be, uh...

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Not quite that grand.

0:40:210:40:23

Well, that was hard work, wasn't it?

0:40:230:40:25

The second half of that sale, I must say, but all is not lost,

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because I can tell you that...

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You know the watercolour we thought we hadn't sold?

0:40:300:40:32

-Well, somebody's willing to pay £80 for it.

-Oh, that's OK.

0:40:320:40:35

-You're happy to sell?

-That's OK, yes.

0:40:350:40:37

OK. Your grand total, then, is...

0:40:370:40:39

Are you ready for this? You're going to be so excited!

0:40:390:40:42

-It's £770.

-Ooh.

0:40:420:40:44

Well, it's getting there, isn't it?

0:40:440:40:46

-It is getting there.

-It's getting there.

0:40:460:40:48

It's been a strange day, actually. It's very quiet.

0:40:480:40:50

But don't lose heart. Those items that haven't sold,

0:40:500:40:53

you can have a word with the auctioneer,

0:40:530:40:55

he'll leave them for another day and I'm sure they'll sell fine.

0:40:550:40:58

770 quid is, well, more than you had before you walked into the room.

0:40:580:41:01

That's true, that is very true. Halfway towards my television.

0:41:010:41:04

Exactly, and it's been lovely meeting you

0:41:040:41:06

and I hope you're going to be happy in your log cabin.

0:41:060:41:09

-I will be.

-All the best to you.

0:41:090:41:10

Well, it wasn't quite the final result she wanted

0:41:100:41:13

but today has had a lasting effect on Eileen and she's making plans.

0:41:130:41:17

I haven't raised quite enough money for the TV I wanted,

0:41:170:41:20

which was a 3D plasma screen, to go in my new log cabin.

0:41:200:41:23

But I shall just keep plodding on and I've got some other things

0:41:230:41:27

that will go up for auction, now I've got the auction bug

0:41:270:41:29

and I shall put them up and raise the rest of it.

0:41:290:41:32

Eileen and Babs are soon out sampling

0:41:360:41:39

the latest 3D technology destined for the new log cabin.

0:41:390:41:42

Because the auction went well, when we got quite a bit of money,

0:41:420:41:45

and I've also got some to put with it

0:41:450:41:46

we went having a look for a 3D television. And we found one.

0:41:460:41:50

And it was really, really good. So I was very pleased about that.

0:41:500:41:53

So I've got my eye on exactly what I want.

0:41:530:41:55

And when I get the TV, I'm actually going to put it in the lounge

0:41:550:41:59

and then I will probably have a smaller one in the kitchen as well.

0:41:590:42:03

there's quite a lot of work to be done on the cabin in Cambridgeshire.

0:42:030:42:06

They've just put the footings down on the first floor.

0:42:060:42:09

My husband's not very good at DIY, so it's called PSE, Pay Somebody Else.

0:42:090:42:13

When Eileen does go, I'm going to find it very hard.

0:42:130:42:16

We see each other every week without fail for a glass of wine,

0:42:160:42:20

you know, a good laugh. But we'll also enjoy it when we go and stay.

0:42:200:42:23

When she does come, at least we'll get good quality time

0:42:230:42:26

and we'll be able to go and explore new places together,

0:42:260:42:29

which I'm looking forward to.

0:42:290:42:30

I'm very glad I raised some cash towards the TV

0:42:300:42:33

and my husband's even more pleased

0:42:330:42:36

that I got rid of some stuff out the house as well.

0:42:360:42:38

Now, if you want to raise money for something nice

0:42:420:42:44

and you've got the antiques and collectables

0:42:440:42:46

scattered around your home, then why not apply to be on our show?

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All the details you need are at...

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

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Eileen Whitehead has a penchant for wooden objects - she is even moving into a log cabin! She wants to buy a fancy new TV and calls in her best friend Babs, plus Aled Jones and expert Paul Hayes to help her raise the cash. A mini-chaise longue and a Byzantine gold chain are among the mementoes destined for auction.