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Welcome to Flog It! Trade Secrets.

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In this series, we share with you information honed over 11 years

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of valuing your antiques and collectables.

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-I reckon three to 500.

-Brilliant.

-I reckon it'll do really well.

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With nearly 1,000 shows under our belt,

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that's a great deal of knowledge to share.

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I'm always saying that collecting antiques is the ultimate recycling.

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They are, by definition, second-hand, third-hand and fourth-hand

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and many are past their best.

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Then they end up getting thrown away.

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So today's show is all about those items and the lucky people who have found them

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and brought them to one of our valuation days to discover their true worth.

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On today's show, we've got some amazing stories

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of the crazy money to be made out of the things you've found.

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Yes!

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Bond Street, here you go!

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Our experts tell us when to let go

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and when to hang on to things we find.

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Throwing away a George III chair on a tip?!

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What are people like?

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And Anita shows us feminine charm can go a long way.

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Occasionally, I have a wee flirt with the guys!

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So keep watching to learn whether you have a valuable find.

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So what are our experts' tips on buying things that other people may have overlooked?

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Occasionally, you just have a feeling.

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You open a box

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or sometimes you go into a room,

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and you just have a feeling that there's something somewhere.

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You may see something about it,

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the quality, the style, the shape.

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I think if you get that tingle

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and you pick an object up,

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and the hairs on the back of your neck go up.

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And you get excited.

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I think that's when you know you've got something good.

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You come along to our valuation days

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with items that have made their way into your possession

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by all manner of means.

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You may have picked things up in an auction room, antiques shop, charity shop.

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You've been given things or you've inherited things.

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But it never ceases to amaze me

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how many of you bring in things that you've found!

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Here are some of the surprise pieces our experts have come across over the years,

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including an item found in the most unlikely of places,

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to Adam Partridge's astonishment.

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"One man's rubbish is another man's treasure", still very much the case.

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People are more informed nowadays because of programmes like Flog It,

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but it's still possible to find things that have been discarded by some

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and are hugely sought-after by others.

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This is a wonderful oil painting you've brought in today, Ian.

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Really very nice. Can you tell me where you found it?

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I found it out dog-walking,

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in the midst of a dump in an old wooden chest.

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He found a trunk in a rubbish dump in Cornwall, I seem to remember.

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I remember it being Cornwall, because Paul got excited, being a Cornishman.

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And the chest, what's happened to that?

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I renovated it and sold it.

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-What did you get for it?

-About 90 quid, I think it was.

-Not bad.

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Who would discard a trunk full of stuff at a rubbish dump?

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I just don't understand that.

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-This is as you found it? No frame or anything?

-Exactly. No frame.

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-It's not been cleaned or anything.

-That's a good thing.

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-We don't like things being overly cleaned.

-I see.

-It can ruin them.

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Really.

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The potential buyer of this would prefer the fact it's in relatively original condition

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than the fact someone's had a go at stripping it off and cleaning it.

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It's lovely. There's plenty going on here.

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A good use of light. A boat here

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and some figures on the beach.

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-What looks like a shipwreck there, isn't there.

-Yeah.

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Perhaps some fishermen here. There's plenty going on.

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-It's very nicely executed.

-Good.

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It looks to me like a Hulk, H-U-L-K.

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-He's quite a well-known artist of this type of thing.

-Right.

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Abraham Hulk. A Dutch artist.

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There was a Hulk Senior and a Hulk Junior.

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I think this is the Senior one

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because this looks like a mid-19th-century oil on panel,

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on a board.

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-1813 to 1897 was the dates of Abraham Hulk.

-Really.

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-They can sell quite well.

-Really?

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-I would suggest an estimate of three to 500.

-Really?

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Which is a conservative guide.

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If it is by Hulk, it should make 500-plus.

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-Maybe five to 800.

-Not bad for something off the dump, then?

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I take my dogs out quite often, but I've never found anything!

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So, did the buyers believe this was an "incredible Hulk"?

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Lot 180. A 19th-century oil on panel

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depicting a sailing vessel.

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Start me at 500. 550. 600.

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650. 700.

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750.

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-800. 850.

-This is brilliant.

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900? 850. Selling at 850, now.

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Yes!

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-How about that? Are you happy?

-Very much so!

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It was a good price at 850.

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Part of the reason it sold so well, I'm convinced,

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is because it was completely unseen before.

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It was without a frame, it needed a clean.

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All these things. Don't get your stuff cleaned and tarted up for sale.

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Leave them in their original condition.

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So the buyers say, "It's never been in a gallery, or at an antique fair.

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"It's never been seen by anyone and it's fresh goods to the market."

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Great advice, Adam.

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If you come across an unwanted painting that's signed,

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you've got a great clue that's worth exploring.

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Do some research, and you might find you've found something for nothing.

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Now, would you walk down the street

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and expect to find more than a lost coin?

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Well, as Mark Stacey discovered a few years ago, some people ARE that lucky.

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My father was walking down Bond Street in London

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about 30 years ago,

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and found it on the floor, on the pavement.

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He took it to the police station, and after a period of time,

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they let him have it.

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-So nobody came forward to claim it?

-No.

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-And therefore it rightly went back to him as the person who found it.

-Correct.

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-Have you ever done any research on it?

-None at all.

-Done anything with it?

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No, just put it in the safe and it's just stayed there.

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It's quite a nice little item.

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It's a regimental brooch.

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We haven't, with our limited time here, been able to find out which regiment it is at the moment.

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But it has got a Latin inscription on it.

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It's obviously got the harp for Ireland.

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And what looks like the English crown above.

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So maybe we've got a link there with a Northern Irish regiment,

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rather than a southern Irish regiment.

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The military have played a great part in British history

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and I suspect that's where the collective habit formed.

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There's such a wide variety. You can collect medals,

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uniforms, ceremonial flag tips,

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whatever you want to collect, there's something there in the militaria field.

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If we have a look at the piece,

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we can see it's enamelled there with the blue enamel.

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It's 15-carat gold and platinum where the diamonds are set in.

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Platinum or white gold is often used with diamonds

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to show the light better.

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It reflects better off a silver surface than it does from a yellow gold surface.

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Often these types of brooches were made for wives of senior ranking officers.

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All regiments have their crests and their mottos.

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A good thing to do if you've just suddenly been made a major general

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is to buy your wife a nice piece of jewellery with the crest

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so that she can wear something blingy too.

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Have you ever thought about the value before?

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Never given it a thought at all.

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We've had a little conflab, some of the other experts and myself today,

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and we think it should go to auction with an estimate of £200 to £300.

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With a 200 reserve.

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I think it is worth reserving it at £200.

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Obviously if we find it's an interesting regiment,

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then that might encourage further bidding.

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But at least it'll add to the interest of it.

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Were the bidders also taken by the sparkling pin dropped in the street?

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Now, ladies and gentlemen, lot three.

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The Irish Guards brooch.

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There are four commissioning bids on the book.

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I'll save an awful lot of trouble - I'm bid £800...

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At 825, now.

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-At 825.

-I'm shaking!

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At 825. At £825.

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At 825.

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Hammer's gone down at £825.

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I know I put a cheeky estimate on it,

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and I thought it might make £400 or 500,

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but 850, I think, really blew us all away.

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Yes, it did, for something that might have had no more than a passing glance in the street.

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So what do you do if something seems to drop into your lap?

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The law says you need to take reasonable steps

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to find the owner if something is lost.

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But this varies from case to case.

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So check with the police, as David did,

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that no-one had lost an item.

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If the rightful owner hasn't claimed it within 28 days,

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it's yours, and you might have your hands on something valuable.

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You've brought us unusual items from all around the country

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and some that caught our expert Anita Manning's eye

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were really a little bit different.

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In Alnwick, I had two marvellous guys, a wonderful double act, Eric and Jimmy.

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-I'm Eric from Berwick.

-And I'm Jimmy, also from Berwick.

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It's a pleasure to meet you, Anita.

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It's a pleasure to meet you, too. You guys are Borderers.

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I believe the men from the Borders are wild men!

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-Do you think so? Get away!

-He's a wild man!

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Where did you get them?

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In amongst the rubbish in a house we were working in.

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Were these being thrown out?

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Yes.

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It's amazing what people discard.

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These were in beautiful condition,

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so it wasn't as if they, you know, they were like rubbish.

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They're what are called Stevengraphs,

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and they're little woven pictures.

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They're not hand done, they're made by a machine.

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And they were made by Thomas Stevens.

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He was an inventor who invented this process

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of woven pictures.

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He lived in Coventry, and this was a centre of this type of thing.

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These things were made late 19th, early 20th century.

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People were putting visual images on their wall in Victorian times.

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This was something that was a wee bit different.

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So they were very... It was trendy to have a Stevengraph on your wall.

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Eric from Berwick,

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do you have a favourite?

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Well, I quite like the one with the rescue.

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The lifeboat. That's a lovely one.

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-Jimmy, what about you? Is Lady Godiva your favourite?

-Yes, indeed!

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Lady Godiva.

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-You look like a bit of a ladies' man!

-Thank you so much!

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I just love the people that bring their stuff in to Flog It.

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And occasionally,

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I have a wee flirt with the guys!

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I hope that's allowed!

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If we put a conservative estimate

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of ten to 15,

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so that will be... Say we put 120 to £180.

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Yep.

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What do you think, Jimmy?

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Well, I just suggested before we sat here

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that we should be looking for £10-plus.

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-Yep. He's not bad.

-No, he's...

-Are you looking for a job!

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'We'll have to see if we have room on our experts panel!

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'So, did Anita, assisted by Jimmy,

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'get their valuation of these unique Victorian curiosities right?'

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Good luck, guys!

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The pure silk woven by Thomas Stevens.

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A variety of them. There's sporting ones.

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I've got two commission bids.

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And 400 starts me.

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-At 400.

-That's good.

-450.

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500. 550.

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600. 650.

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I loved the expression on Eric's face

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when the price went up

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and up and up!

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And I could see his pal

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trying to divide the sum in two!

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I think they were going to divide it.

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1,150. 1,200.

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1,250.

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In the room at 1,250. 1,300 now.

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At 1,250. 1,300, anybody?

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1,250.

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-I didn't suspect that.

-Absolutely delighted.

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Those rare ones made the difference.

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-Quality...

-The rare ones made the difference.

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Quality always sells. That's the main thing.

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That had it in abundance.

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Not bad for something discovered in a rubbish pile!

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It shows how fashion has come full circle

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since Victorian times.

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After a certain amount of time, they would go out of fashion.

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They would be taken off the wall, and perhaps, not thrown out, as these were,

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but stuck up in the attic and forgotten about, really.

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So there will be... There will be these items about.

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And they might be up in your attic!

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So here's what we've learned so far.

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Don't throw away anything until you know it's worthless.

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Look for tell-tale signs, like hallmarks or signatures

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which show you something could need more research

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and you ought to hang on to it.

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Fashions change, so what went out of fashion a few years ago,

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could be smack bang on trend today.

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Look for craftsmanship that stands the test of time.

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Chances are, your instinct for quality could be spot-on!

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And, like Eric from Berwick, keep your eyes peeled.

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You never know what you'll find in the most unusual of places!

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It's not just you who can stumble across amazingly interesting items.

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Our experts have also found things

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that have got their hearts racing!

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We came across a penny farthing.

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Bicycle.

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In an outhouse at my grandfather's house after he died.

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It was made by a blacksmith.

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I remember in 1971, I think it made £750.

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I've done a bit of homework on that,

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and I think £750 in 1971,

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would be worth about 19 or £20,000 today.

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So that was quite exciting, really.

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And we didn't know it was there.

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I found the most wonderful quirky metal base on a beach once,

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which I dragged up to our holiday cottage.

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It's now sitting on our patio as a patio table!

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I did go to my tidy tip after Christmas, a couple of years ago,

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and whilst I was chucking out my old Christmas tree

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and decorations that I didn't want any more,

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what did I find?

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A George III mahogany dining chair.

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It's not worth more than 30 or £40,

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but throwing away a George III chair on a tip?!

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What are people like?

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On Flog It, you love to bring us items you've found in strange places.

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But what about discoveries you've dug out of the ground?

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Could they be treasure?

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There is a whole legal definition of what constitutes treasure.

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So we'll show you how you can tell if you have a real treasure trove.

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Take this very old coin Ernie brought in to show Michael Baggott.

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This is a fantastic condition gold coin. Where on earth did you get this from?

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Me and two mates were working in Chesterfield,

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putting a new water main in.

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We took some muck out of the ground and it dropped in the trench we were in.

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-Good grief.

-I thought it was a bottle top

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until I rubbed it and saw the head on it.

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What a fantastic find.

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As a single coin, it isn't treasure trove,

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but you did take it to the museum?

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-Chesterfield Museum.

-What did they tell you about it?

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1603 to 1619 and it's 22-carat gold.

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It's 400 years old.

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We've got the head there of King James I.

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He was the son of Mary, Queen of Scots.

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He reigned from 1603 to 1625.

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The denomination of this is actually a laurel.

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It's a wonderful name for a coin.

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We're used to guineas and sovereigns,

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but go back a bit and you get angels, half angels

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and laurels.

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We've got the denomination struck here, which is XX.

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That's the number of shillings that it represents.

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So it's a 20-shilling piece.

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We've got the figure of James in profile,

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looking terribly imperial and powerful

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with that Roman style wreath through his head.

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If we read the inscription,

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we've got "Jacobus" - James -

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"DG" - by the grace of God.

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"Majesty of Britain, France and Ireland."

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And if we flip it over, we've got the royal coat of arms

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surmounted by a crown.

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It's in absolutely wonderful condition.

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This represented an awful lot of money at the time to someone who lost it.

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If you lost a coin like this,

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you spent some time looking for it, if you'd known you'd lost it.

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I think this was lost probably within a few years of it being struck.

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It's just lain there undiscovered until, 400 years later,

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down comes the bucket of the digger,

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up and we see it.

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It's a fantastic thing.

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Value. Now, most of these coins

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are about £400 to £600.

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When you get something that's in lovely condition,

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that's the one everybody wants to buy.

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So I think we would be safe

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in putting £800 to £1,200 on it.

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-Yeah.

-And a fixed reserve of £800.

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It's just as well that you found it now.

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In the 18th century, if they found anything like this,

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and it was between a group of workmen,

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they would cut it up to however many people there were!

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-Wouldn't be worth anything cut up.

-No. Not any more.

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So, did the coin fetch top dollar?

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At 700. And 50.

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At 750. At £800.

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£800 bid.

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At £800. And behind you at 850.

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That's good.

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£900.

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950, the gentleman behind you.

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-950.

-Ernie's "Come on!"

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1,050.

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1,100.

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And 50.

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No. Shake of the head. It's 1,150 for the gentleman behind you.

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At 1,150. Any further bidders?

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Condition, condition.

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1,150, then.

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Good price. £1,150.

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-Spot on, Michael.

-When are you next putting a water main down?

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Yeah, we'd like to come along. We'll be your spotters!

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I wish I'd found that coin.

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Yet this wasn't officially treasure.

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So what does make a bona fide treasure trove?

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In 2009, Terry Herbert was scouring the fields near Lichfield

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with his metal detector

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when he literally struck gold.

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One expert who came on the scene couldn't believe his eyes.

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We'd seen the odd piece like this in some of the books,

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but to have row upon row of these things was incredible.

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The final tally was over 3,500 gold and silver items

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dating to the time of the kingdom of Mercia in the seventh or eighth centuries.

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Mainly the paraphernalia of warfare,

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it became known as The Staffordshire Hoard.

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It's an amazing collection

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you can now see at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

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So Terry was a happy man.

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But would he be a rich one, too?

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And was it real treasure?

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That all came down to the law on treasure established in the Treasure Act of 1996.

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So here are some of the things to keep in mind

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in an area where finders doesn't necessarily mean keepers.

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First, always get permission from the landowner

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before you start searching on any land

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because, along with you,

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they could have the rights over any treasure found.

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What defines treasure is quite complicated.

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But simply put, treasure means an object or group of objects

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more than 300 years old

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with more than 10% gold or silver in it.

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The law says that if you find treasure and are in possession of it,

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you must report it to the coroner in the area where the finds were made.

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He or she will then decide if it constitutes treasure.

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If it is the real thing, it's offered to museums

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and you and the landowner get the reward, the value of the treasure.

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So what was the Staffordshire Hoard?

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Of course, it was deemed to be treasure.

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But if one coin was worth over £1,000

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what did Terry Herbert make from his astonishing hoard?

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-How much did you get altogether?

-£1,642,500.

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So if you go treasure hunting and find gold or silver,

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err on the side of caution.

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Report it and you may just hit the jackpot!

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At most auctions, there's often one sale which takes everybody's breath away.

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Like you, I want to find out more about how one object can change life for its owner.

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Meet Katherine Hurcombe,

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a woman who knows all about buried treasure.

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Nice to see you coming along with this great big plate in several pieces!

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-I know.

-You're spoiling us here!

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I am!

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It turned out to be a 19th-century Italian charger.

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I didn't know that before I went there.

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But Adam informed me of that.

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A type of Majolica, tin-glazed earthenware

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or Delftware to some.

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We've got a signature. M. Rodriguez.

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And we've got this baroque style of an earlier period.

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It would have been amazing, I should think, when it was new.

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But it was broken into eight pieces and all stuck up with animal glue.

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-Where did you get it from?

-It was given to my husband.

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There was a pub opposite us that was being demolished.

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-Where's that?

-This was in Gloucester.

-Yep.

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This was actually going to go in the skip.

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So my husband said, "I'll take that."

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He just liked the look of it. So it's been on top of our wardrobe ever since.

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-It is in a bit of a state!

-I know. Yes.

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Was it like that when your husband got it?

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-It was.

-Which is why I guess he was heading for the skip with it.

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-I think so.

-So your husband decided to keep it?

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-He did.

-What attracted him to it?

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I don't know. He just thought it was old, that's why.

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-Would anyone be able to do anything with it?

-Yes.

-They would? OK.

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There are a few restorers, wonderful restorers,

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who could turn that into something and you'd never know.

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That could be made good again.

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-Right. Down to the value.

-Right.

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It's a tricky thing to value. Most people would say if it's damaged, it's worth nothing.

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I would say.

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-Estimate wise, I would put 100 to 200 on it.

-Oh, that's surprising.

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-Well, it's a wide guide, isn't it?

-Yeah, it is really.

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Do you want to put a reserve on it?

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-Would you rather have it back if it didn't make...

-I don't want it back.

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I was going to say let's have a gamble here and put it in, no reserve.

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-That's right.

-What would you put that money towards?

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I'm a metal detectorist and I really need a new probe,

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which is like a mini detector

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which you can get in the hole with if you can't find the article.

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They're about £80.

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-Well, this might just get you your new probe.

-It might do.

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So, did the charger fetch her the sum she was looking for

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to put towards a new metal detector?

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This north Italian charger.

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19th century.

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There we go. Bid me for that lot.

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Start me off. £100 to start me.

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Bid me 100.

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Bid me 50.

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My instructions are to sell.

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I've got £50 bid. At 50.

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Who's got five? At £50 only.

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-At 50. Bids, I want.

-Come on.

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At £50 and it's done and sold, then.

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At £50 and away.

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-No reserve.

-No reserve. That's fine.

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-50 quid from nowhere, though.

-£50 from nowhere.

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That's classic recycling.

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-Someone's going to enjoy that.

-They are.

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And you've done well, as well. Let's not take the credit away.

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Something for nothing.

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-And, as everybody says, the fun of the day.

-Yes.

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Not a huge sum, but this didn't perturb Katherine

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because she had a plan of how to transform her £50 into much, much more.

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I've been detecting now for about ten years.

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I really love it.

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I can't wait to get out. This weather is not very good,

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but I went out last Saturday and found six Roman coins.

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This is just a selection of things you might find if you went metal detecting.

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Just ordinary things.

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We've got Roman brooches,

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thimbles,

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buckles,

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Roman coins.

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This here is a Japanese coin.

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Would you think you would find that in an English field?

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Just a selection of things.

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So what does this special piece of metal detecting equipment

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she so wanted, actually do?

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PROBE BLEEPS

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It's called a probe and it's for finding things

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that you wouldn't normally find with the ordinary detector

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if the ground's a bit muddy and it gets stuck in a clod of earth,

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this will detect it.

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The metal detecting probe is really, really handy.

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It's really ideal to have one of those.

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It pinpoints it straightaway.

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It's a coin!

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It will help her with her ever expanding collection of finds,

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some of which have been very special.

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I think the most special thing I've found

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is a Georgian seal

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which had a pelican on the bottom

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and was called "The pelican in her piety".

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She was pecking her breast to feed her young.

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That was deemed treasure

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and that is now in Gloucester Museum.

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And that made her £150.

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Quite a coup.

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But is it all about hitting gold for Katherine?

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This one here is Hadrian,

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who, you all know, built the wall.

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That's a very fine coin, that.

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That's the best one I've got.

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Very clear and sharp.

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All these coins are really special to me.

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I wouldn't sell any of them on Flog It.

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I don't know how much they're worth, but I'm not really interested.

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The monetary value doesn't count.

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They're special to me.

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If you went out detecting a found a coin on your first visit,

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you'd be hooked for life. It's absolutely amazing.

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We go for miles, and go to rallies

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and we don't find anything and yet we still go

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because there's always that chance that you'll find something special.

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Which just goes to show,

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where there's muck, there's brass.

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With a bit of nous and an adventurous spirit like Katherine,

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you could discover a Staffordshire hoard of your own!

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Sadly, we're running out of time.

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But the real secret on today's show is stay alert

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and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty.

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And don't assume if something's been thrown away that it's rubbish.

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See you next time!

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