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It's been well over ten years

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since you first started coming to our Flog It valuation days

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and since then we've seen,

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valued and sold thousands of your unwanted antiques and collectables.

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Jennifer, have you raided the silver box at home?

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What can you tell me about it?

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-She is very ugly.

-She is phenomenally ugly.

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And I've discovered there's always more to

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find about the world of fine art and antiques which we all love.

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So, if you want to know more, you've come to the right place.

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Welcome to Trade Secrets.

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I've learned over the years that you have to keep your eyes peeled at all times.

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There are incredible treasures just waiting to be discovered

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for as little as a few pounds in jumble sales or car boot fairs.

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So, today, we're celebrating all you lucky ones

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with a nose for a bargain.

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Still to come, we reveal the art of the true bargain hunter.

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You're a self-confessed, get ready for this, Michael, moocher.

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-That's a new one to me.

-Mooching about at the car boot sales and jumbles.

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-Mooching.

-It's paid off.

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We discover there are still treasures to be found

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if you know what to look for.

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It's not going to make £300.

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-You think it might by the sound of it.

-I definitely think it might.

-OK.

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Carl had done his homework. He knew it was rare.

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And one valuation day discovery proves to be worth a great

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deal more than David Barby first thought.

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On a good day it could do a couple of thousand pounds.

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Joan, we're going to be in the money. I think you are.

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It seems perfectly clear to me

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that you have got to keep your eyes peeled at all times

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if you want to pick up a bargain for just a few pounds.

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But there's more to bargain hunting than just luck.

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There's a lot you can do to increase your chances of finding

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something special for very little.

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In car boot sales or fairs, get up very, very early in the morning.

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Because everything that can be bought cheaply is probably

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bought before most people get up.

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-Where on earth did you get it from?

-From a car boot sale.

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-For 50p or something?

-No, £5.

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-At £110, we're away.

-Do your homework.

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If you want to spot a bargain you need to know more than

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the person that's selling the object.

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Where did you get it from?

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I bought it from a table top for 20 pence.

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-£230.

-And of course, train your eye.

-Can I ask how much you paid for it?

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£4. I can't believe it.

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-1,500.

-Yes!

-Just have a rummage. Get down there, get under the tables.

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Get in through the boxes and have a really good rummage.

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If you think that something looks like it's really well made

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and it's a nice piece and perhaps got a name to it,

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then it's got to be worth researching.

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Have you ever found anything like that in a charity shop for 40p?

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All done at 1,800.

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Wow!

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Yes! Well done.

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You know, the joy of finding a bargain or hunting

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generally for antiques is you never know where they're going to crop up.

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For some, rummaging for bargains is an obsession.

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And for Flog It viewer Derek, it paid off.

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Michael was blown away by his incredible find.

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-Parcels and packaging.

-A bit of tissue.

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Good grief.

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It was a wonderful 18th century silver gilt snuff box

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and it's very rare and something I would struggle to find

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in the normal course of business going around lots of auction houses.

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So to have it brought in on Flog It was quite extraordinary.

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-Are you a box collector, Derek?

-No, I'm not a box collector at all.

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It's things I like and I see it and buy it.

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I got it from a jumble sale so it didn't cost enough.

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-Let me stop you there. Where did you get it from?

-From a jumble sale.

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Where was this jumble sale?

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I can't remember where the sale is

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because I go to loads of jumble sales.

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Crikey, we have people coming in saying

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they bought this in a jumble sale.

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What they don't tell you is they have been going to jumble sales

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for ten years and getting up at 6:00 in the morning.

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I always have a look under the table

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because you never know what's under the table. And I see a box under the table.

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And I see all these little bits of brass items in the box.

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I mooched through the box and I found this little box in there.

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You haven't got time to think really

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because there's all the people around you.

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I thought that's nice so I got up and said, "How much is that?"

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She said 10p and I said, "I'll have that then."

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And I paid my 10p and went off looking for other things.

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I think I might have broken the sound barrier getting

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the 10p out of my pocket and into her hand.

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That's because you know what you're doing. You know what you're doing.

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-Was this a long time ago?

-Couple of years ago, yeah.

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That's not a long time ago, Derek.

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It shows it's worthwhile persevering with jumble sales and car boots.

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If we open it up we would hope to find marks in the cover,

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in the base but it's German, unmarked and dates to about 1760.

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You can tell something is silver if it isn't hallmarked

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by giving it to me and asking me if it's silver or not.

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No, it's the feel of the metal, the weight,

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the colour and with a box like that it's evident it is a wonderful thing.

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If we look underneath there's no marks but there's a little

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bit of white showing through and we can see it's silver.

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Value.

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Return on 10 pence. What do we reckon?

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-I wouldn't have said 20, 30 quid personally.

-Give you 40 now.

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-I expect you would!

-Thank you very much.

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-Let's put £300-500 on it.

-Really?

-A fixed reserve of £300.

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If it didn't look so nice I probably would have taken

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it down the car boot and sold it for a few quid.

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-It was meant to be.

-It was. Thank you very much.

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-You're a confessed, get ready for this, Michael. Moocher.

-Moocher?

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-That's a new one on me.

-Mooching about at the car boot sales.

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-It's paid off.

-It has. And you do it every Saturday? Mooch about.

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That's right.

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-How many jumbles did you do this weekend?

-Saturday went to three.

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-My Saturday is jumble sale day.

-And is your house full of...

-Rubbish?

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-I was going to.

-You're allowed to. You're allowed to.

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I was going to say tat. Let's put your mooching to the test.

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It's going under the hammer right now.

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Who will start me at £400? £400? Try 300?

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300 we have, and 20. At £300 and selling, is there 20?

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At £300 and to the telephone, is there any more? Last time at £300.

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-It's gone.

-Good return on 10 pence.

-That's fantastic. That's fantastic.

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-I'm happy with that.

-You've got to be over the moon with that.

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Fancy mooching about for boxes yourself?

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Michael has some sound advice.

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If you find silver boxes attractive and want to collect them,

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start with something fairly easily available.

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Something like vesta cases.

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The first bit of silver I ever bought was a vesta case. It was £20.

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They are still £20, £30, £40 for simple ones.

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And then you can go on from there to collect snuff boxes.

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But start off small.

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Small items can easily be overlooked

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but if you do your homework you could find a real little gem

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as David Fletcher heard when he met seasoned bargain hunter Carl.

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-No, I bought it at a table top sale.

-Let me tell you a bit about him.

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And then you can tell me what you paid for him.

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He's Royal Doulton, as you know. because he's marked Royal Doulton.

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And it also says, which is good, Flambe.

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Which refers to the type of glaze.

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-I suspect it was made at some stage, probably in the 1920s.

-I think so.

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And I'll be honest I've never seen,

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although I've seen quite a few of these,

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a mouse sitting on a cube like this.

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Tell me what you paid for it now.

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They were asking £3 but as with most of the things I buy

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I knock the price slightly and I paid £2.

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You must be an antique dealer's nightmare.

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That's a little bit mean and cheeky too

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and he knew what he was buying which I think made it slightly more

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ironic really because he could have paid £20 for it

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and still have known that there was a jolly good profit in it for him.

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Let's talk money and I'll tell you what I think it's going to make.

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You're going to make a profit.

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But I don't want you telling me you want £300 for it.

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It's not going to make £300.

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-You think it might by the sounds of it.

-I definitely think it might.

-OK.

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I'm here to be proved wrong.

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Carl had done his homework. He knew it was rare.

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He didn't jolly well tell me.

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No, good for him, but it was much rarer than I thought.

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I had a chat with the auctioneer and he says it could fly away.

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I think it probably might. I hope it does.

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I might be a little bit embarrassed but...

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Even if it's within estimate it's still a great bargain.

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Let's find out what the bidders think.

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It's going under the hammer right now. Here we go.

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480 then is the Royal Doulton Flambe figure of the mouse.

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Bids there start at 220, 240, 260, 280, 300.

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-300 straightaway.

-With me at 320, looking for 340.

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-340, I've got 360.

-Two phone lines.

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400 and 20.

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440.

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460.

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480.

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500.

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And 20. Selling now at £500.

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Done with it at 500. And 20. 540.

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560.

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At 540, are we sure we're done at 540?

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At 540 left handed. All done at 540, going to sell at 540.

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Well done, you. Well done, you.

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I hope you feel guilty for knocking them down that extra pound.

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I might not have made anything. You don't know until you sell it.

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The mouse sold so well because it was rare.

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As simple as that.

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I was caught out a bit but, you know, what a nice way to be caught out.

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If you're looking for a bargain, Doulton could be a good bet

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as there is so much of it out there.

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You brought in a nice piece of Doulton there.

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Made for Dewar's Whiskey.

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Very stunning piece of Royal Doulton.

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Your wife told me you keep this under the bed.

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At times.

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The history of Royal Doulton goes back almost two centuries.

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Over the years the factory produced everything from stoneware

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jardinieres to flamboyant figurines.

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Miniatures to biscuit barrels.

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That's quite nice. Do you want to sell that?

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-I bought it from a car boot sale.

-How much?

-£1.

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Selling in the doorway at £1,100.

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One of the things Doulton is best known for is its figurines.

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If you're buying Doulton figures,

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the earlier ones nearly always do better than the later ones

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but the key is making sure you're looking for figures that were

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produced in limited production ranges.

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I would recommend you look for the pre-war Art Deco figures.

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Still very popular, and hold strong prices in the sale room.

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We had one recently that made in excess of £3,000.

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But what else is worth collecting?

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They also made character jugs.

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Thousands of different character jugs.

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Some people call them toby jugs.

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Tell me, where did you get it?

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I pick up all my bits at boot sales and charity shops.

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-How much did you pay for him?

-£2.

-That's a bargain.

-I know.

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At 35...

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Your bid, sir.

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And another unusual area of Doulton which I see not that often...

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They produced suffragette figures in stoneware rather than bone china.

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Quite rare, quite collectible. So, there's my tip.

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Jump on the Doulton suffragette figures.

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It's hard to go wrong when hunting for Doulton,

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as all true pieces are marked.

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If we look under the pot, we will see the Doulton back stamp.

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Some are also signed by the artists,

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and there are specific names to keep in mind when buying.

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You've got the artist's monogram.

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-ED for Edward Dunn.

-That's right, yeah.

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At £230...

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Yes!

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The important thing about it is that it was designed by Noke,

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who was a very prolific designer in the 1920s.

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All done?

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Yes! Hammer's down. £420.

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If I was going for Doulton, I'd be going for the stonewares,

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which were made end of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century.

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Stonewares decorated by famous artists

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like Mark Marshall, George Tinworth,

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Hannah and Florence Barlow,

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and those major decorators of the period.

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Of course, anybody in the know about Doulton would recognise these

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patinas immediately as being one of the Barlow clans'.

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-In this case...

-Florence.

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Who specialised in these nice slipware birds.

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£720? All done? Finished.

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It's a no sale.

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Oh, dear.

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-I've got to take the damn thing home.

-And it's quite big.

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But with such a variety of things to collect and values ranging

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from tens of pounds up into the thousands, when it comes to

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spotting a Doulton bargain, you need to be one step ahead of the game.

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If you're looking to collect Doulton, do your homework.

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Get to know your artists, get to know your decorators,

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get to know when particular designs were made, recognise the

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difference between something made in 1890 and something made in 1930.

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And at any one time,

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Doulton is not all doing really well or all doing really badly.

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There are different trends within all those items that they made.

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Look for good examples of each category,

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depending on what appeals to you. Be wary of restoration.

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Doulton is renowned for being very cleverly restored.

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Monitor the market. There are opportunities to buy reasonably.

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At the moment,

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Royal Doulton ladies are somewhat depressed in their value at auction,

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so if you're wanting to build up a collection, now is the time to buy.

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They will pick up again, I'm sure, in the future

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and then you'll have done quite well, I'm sure, in future years.

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Doulton is one of the most recognisable names,

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but there are other makers' marks that also signify a potential

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bargain, and Christina came across a fine example in Exmouth.

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Chris, you brought this lighter in today.

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Tell me where you got it from.

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I actually bought it in a jumble sale over 30 years ago. I paid 50p for it.

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You bought it from a jumble sale for 50p?

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-Yeah.

-Brilliant.

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Took it home, cleaned it up and then realised it was nine carat gold.

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-Did you recognise the name at the time, Dunhill?

-I did, yes.

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I was very surprised. I couldn't believe it.

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I wish I had been at that jumble sale. It had that magic name.

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Dunhill were the very first people to start producing lighters.

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They produced automobilia accessories.

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It was a driving accessory, so that you could light your cigarette

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with one hand and drive with the other. Not very safe.

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There was a pin broken on it.

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I sent it away to Dunhill Cigarette Manufacturers in London

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and they refurbished it fully and sent it back to me with no charge.

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Oh, gosh, that was very generous, wasn't it?

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Also, they offered me £100 to buy it for their museum.

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-How long ago was that?

-It's got to have been about 30 years ago.

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Well, they've obviously done a very good job of refurbishing it.

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You haven't used it, because we've got this very clean...

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It's never been used.

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So often you find with lighters that they were used,

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they've been dented, dropped and trodden on,

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and I think, really, to maintain their value, or have any value,

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they need to be in excellent condition, which, of course,

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the one that we saw was in mint condition.

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On the bottom, nice nine carat gold hallmark there, which is also

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hallmarked for Dunhill, so we know the case was also made by Dunhill.

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From the hallmark, actually, it's dated 1929,

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so it's from the late '20s.

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Value-wise, we might be looking somewhere in the region

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of £250-350

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and a firm reserve of 250. How would you feel about that?

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-I was thinking more a 300 reserve.

-300 reserve, OK.

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So we'll say 300-400, with a reserve of 300.

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I hope that's not just a little bit too high.

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It might just be, but let's keep our fingers crossed.

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Dunhill. The George V nine carat gold

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petrol-operated cigarette lighter.

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£200...

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200, thank you. At £200...

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-At 220...

-Come on, come on.

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240. 60... 280... 300.

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At £300...

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-Where's 20? At £300.

-It's sold.

-It's sold on the reserve.

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All done, then. Selling at £300...

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We did it. That's not a bad return on 50 pence. Put it there.

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-Pleased with that.

-Good spotting, sir.

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-That was a bit tight, wasn't it?

-It was!

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That's auctions for you!

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Dunhill really are the name that most collectors want.

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There are others, like Ronson, Zippo lighters, of course,

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but Dunhill were really the first pioneers

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when it came to lighters, so all the collectors want that magic name.

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So, a famous name can certainly add to an item's potential value,

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but not all the signs are so obvious.

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As Caroline Hawley knows, part of the art of sniffing out a bargain

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is to look beyond your first impressions.

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I bought this in a little antique shop in France.

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One of my favourite shops.

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And right at the back of the shop I found this

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completely covered in dust, dirty, and I fell in love with it.

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I asked the price and he said I could have it for 40 euros.

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I bought it immediately,

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took it home and started cleaning it.

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As I cleaned it, all this beautiful inlay came to light.

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And now I have it at home and love it.

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It looks, to all intents and purposes,

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like an ordinary table, with a drawer in the front.

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It's ormolu mounted.

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Ormolu means "or", which is "gold" in French,

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"moulu" - "ground",

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and it would be ground gold mixed with mercury into a paste,

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applied to metal mounts, and then the metal mounts were heated

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and the mercury vaporised, leaving the gold on the metal,

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and then it was applied to the furniture.

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So this is ormolu mounted and it's actually known as a coiffeuse,

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which is a hairdressing table.

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"Coiffure" meaning "hairdressing".

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Open it up and there's a mirror inside

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and the compartments for putting your various accoutrements.

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And it dates, I would say, from about 1890, 1900.

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And I think this was such a bargain, because today, I think,

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in its restored condition, it is probably worth £400-500.

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A slice of luck for Caroline and a lesson for all of us.

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Despite the competition for bargains,

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it's still possible to unearth them.

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Seek and ye shall find.

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..a quick look at it. It was a bit dirty and whatnot. £5.

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I thought, "I've got to buy it." I like things that are pretty.

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-How much?

-£5.

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-£100.

-Great!

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I bought it at a car boot sale ten years ago.

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£10, believe it or not.

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-The bottle at £420. All finished.

-£420! That is a sold sound!

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-And how much did you pay for this?

-£4.50.

-£4.50!

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-At 170.

-£170.

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-I'm glad I didn't chuck it now!

-I bet you are!

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-Crumbs, you must have gone into a jolly nice shop to buy that.

-No.

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-Charity shop.

-Go on, tell me what you paid for it.

-£15.

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£400. There you go!

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Inspired to sniff out a bargain yourself?

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Here are a few things to consider.

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Get to the boot sales and jumbles before anyone else.

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The early bird really DOES catch the worm!

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And rummage! Get on your knees under the table and turn out those boxes.

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A little gem might well be hidden.

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Look for names and marks.

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They might just be the sign of something special.

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And, most importantly of all, do your research. A bit of knowledge

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can pay dividends.

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Well done, you!

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But, remember, it's not all about making money.

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I suppose that, whether you consider something a bargain

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depends on how much you really want it.

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If you've not had much luck at a car boot sale,

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then console yourself with the thought that,

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if you bought something you love, it doesn't really matter

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how much you paid for it.

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It's one thing picking up a bargain for a handful of loose change,

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but when something unexpectedly lands on your lap,

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you know your luck's definitely in.

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That is certainly true of the case of Ken, who met up with David Barby

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and set his heart all a-flutter at a valuation day

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in Barrow-in-Furness.

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I find it extraordinary that we have come on a programme

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called Flog It. I think it should be renamed Attic Treasures.

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-Yeah, probably!

-Because these have come out of your attic.

-They have.

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-How long have they been stuck up there?

-Over 30 years, I think.

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Since the '70s, anyway.

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'I honestly didn't think the posters were worth anything.'

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But we were getting new insulation put in the loft of the house

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and we found them again. They were brought out and Joan, me wife,

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thought they might be just... worth taking to Flog It.

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She was obviously interested in going to Flog It.

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Have you tried to sell these before or give them away?

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I once offered them to a model railway club,

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-and they said, "They're just worthless..."

-Uh!

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"..but we'll take them off your hands.

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"We might use one or two." But I thought, "No, I'll not bother."

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It's only probably recently that these are now appreciated

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for what they are -

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railwayana art - which is very popular at the moment.

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-And these all date from the 1950s and the '60s, I'd imagine?

-They do.

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How did you acquire them?

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It was a friend that had asked me to be the executor under his will...

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-Yes.

-..and he'd meticulously

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left all his possessions to different people

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and I got the leftovers, as you call it.

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'He'd worked on the railway'

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and I'm assuming that's how he'd got the posters.

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They'd obviously been used, they'd obviously been on the wall somewhere

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of a station, advertising these trips,

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'and he must have just collected them,

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'because, from what we could make out, they're just bits of paper that,

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'after they were done, they were just thrown away. So, I suppose,'

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in one sense, they were lucky they survived so long.

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These are very evocative of period and the excitement

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of travel by train in England

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-that has gone.

-All gone.

-Yeah. But the one,

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the one that is absolutely knockout, really, is this one here.

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If you wanted a winter holiday, you would go to Southport.

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This is the best and you've got, probably, about, what, 25 others?

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Roughly, yes.

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Now, I'm going to suggest that we leave it up to the auctioneer

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-to put these posters into various groups.

-Whatever he thinks.

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I think we can look favourably to getting -

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I'll not get you too excited - but probably about £600-£800.

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Oh, blimey! Yeah, well... I'd be more than happy with that!

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I hope it's going to make more!

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BOTH LAUGH

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So do I!

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When David Barby said maybe up to £600 and odd,

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we were quite surprised. Then, when the auctioneer started

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looking at them, he thought

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maybe one or two of them might be quite a bit valuable.

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We've just been joined by Kenneth. He's brought his wife along. Hello!

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-What's your name?

-Joan.

-What do you think of all the posters?

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-Oh, wonderful.

-The auctioneer's done us proud. They're all displayed.

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He's decided to sell them individually.

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I had a chat to him before the sale. He is rather excited.

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On a good day, could do a couple of thousand pounds.

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And there's a few stars. There's a few stars.

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-Joan, we're going to be in the money.

-Yeah, I hope so!

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We come on to the first of the railway posters now.

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I have 80, on commission.

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-85, on the phone. 90.

-It's a good start.

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95, 100. With me, now.

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Any advance? And selling...

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No further bid...

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£100. That's the first one down. That's a good start. Great start.

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-We've got how many?

-29!

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The West Highland Line...

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With so many separate posters to sell,

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the money started totting up,

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smashing through David's estimate.

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£1,140.

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Well, I was stunned.

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I even offered to buy me wife fish and chips on the way home!

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Oh, you'll get that fish and chips now.

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(I can't believe this.)

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"Bristol - romantic centre for a delightful holiday."

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I've never seen anything like this on Flog It. I really haven't.

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'Last was David's favourite. Did the bidders share his enthusiasm?'

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The Southport one, an earlier one. This is rather attractive.

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2,3 on the phone.

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-2,4 on the internet.

-2,4 on the internet. 2,500 I'll take.

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-2,6.

-2,6.

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-2,7? No.

-Gosh!

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£2,600 on the internet now and selling...

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£2,600.

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£8,000 for all the posters put together. Fantastic!

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-I feel like applauding!

-I know.

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APPLAUSE

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-Joan, give us a hug! Oh!

-Thank you very much. You've been wonderful.

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Don't spend it all at once, will you?!

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ALL LAUGH

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£8,000 - incredible!

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It allowed Ken to buy something that was a necessity

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for a private passion.

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The funny thing was that, on the day of the auction,

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when we were driving to Kendal, the clutch went on me car.

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We barely managed to get there and back home again.

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So, I bought myself an old car, a little estate, which I could use

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for fishing. It gets me out of the house, fishing.

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It's just being out in the fresh air and it's just peaceful

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and, in a place like this, it's just nice to be out.

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Those railway posters will always be a Flog It highlight for me.

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It's great to know that Ken put the proceeds of the sale

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to such relaxing use. Well, that's it for today's show.

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I hope you've enjoyed watching.

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So, please, go out there and have some fun.

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Start buying antiques and we'll be back soon with more Trade Secrets.

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The Flog It! team tells everything you need to know about picking up bargain antiques and collectables in Trade Secrets.