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Hi. Welcome to the show where we want to turn your unwanted antiques into hard cash.
Bring your collectables along to one of our valuation days
where our experts will put their reputations on the line to find the treasure amongst the trash.
We then take a few lucky owners to experience selling at auction
and put those valuations to the test.
Later in the programme, we'll be back in Tattersalls' sales room to see how these owners get on.
You can put that towards the beers, mate. No doubt. Drinks are on you.
Think about where you'll put the money. When can I have it? Hang on!
950. Wow! Brilliant! You MUST be an expert! Proven.
First, we go to the Edward VII hall to find out what the good people of Newmarket have to offer.
There to help them are Kate Alcock...
Being in Newmarket, it would be nice to see sporting memorabilia. Bronzes of horses or nice pictures.
..and James Braxton.
What a voyage of discovery! Who knows what we'll find?
It could be Edwardian tea services
or it could be some fabulous bronze.
I spotted this out of the corner of my eye. It's quite unusual.
I haven't seen one exactly like this before. I see. Where is it from?
We found it in my husband's great-aunt's house, after her death.
We thought it had a Minton mark on it.
That's right. If we just take the lid off, and the interior lid,
and turn it upside down,
we've got the impressed mark for Minton, you're quite right,
but this square with the cross dates it - to 1884. Quite early.
For the design, it's quite ahead of its time. Um...
The interior lid is badly damaged, but that doesn't matter TOO much,
because, really, from the exterior, it's complete and in nice condition.
That's what interests a collector.
Just going back to the design of it,
obviously, a yellow glaze all over, and moulded in the form of an owl.
The most interesting thing is this label.
Did you notice that? I didn't, actually, no. Right.
We've actually got a retailer - John Mortlock & Co - on his label,
and we've got a hand-written date. Looking at that, it's dated 1885.
So we've got the making... the manufacturing mark for 1884
and then the retailer's label, dated 1885.
So the two fit in very well together. A lovely piece of history.
Would that fit with when your great-aunt purchased it? It was probably purchased by her mother.
She would've been very young then.
Well, do you like it? I have to say, I think it's hideous.
Well, he is quite a bright fellow. Not my taste at all.
Would you be happy to offer it at auction? Yes, I think we would.
At auction, I think it ought to make between £300 and £500.
Gosh, that's super news, I think.
Yes. Because it's a novelty item... Yes. ..and we've the Minton mark,
and we've that lovely label on the inside, it makes it desirable. I'm delighted.
I hope it makes somebody very happy. Good!
Tell me about your rather nice table lighter here. Well, um...
Me second wife's aunt, right... she died,
and I think it came out of the old house she lived in.
Have you ever used it? No. Never used it. No.
I've got this rather nice cock bird here, made of spelter, with gold-painted decoration here.
I like this. In the tree root here, we've got the match strike - a Ray Mears special(!) There we are.
I've been informed everything is OK with it.
Somebody suggested it was for cigars.
It's a fun thing that you'd have on the table.
A centrepiece to your table, as well as cigars after dinner.
Very nice. Had it been bronze...
Oh, yes. ..we would've been talking high hundreds. Yes. It would be irresistible.
But I think the fact that it's just on a mahogany plinth here, light teak plinth here,
it's not terribly old, but it's very handsome.
I'm going to say £100-£150. Let's hope I'm wrong... And I get TWO.
I get two out of it. It often happens. Oh, yeah. We watch you.
Every day. ..Yeah. Oh, yeah.
You've got a lovely set here. Where is it from? It belonged to an aunt.
She worked for Master and Lady Wordy at St John's College... Right.
..and they gave her this as a gift.
And it... I inherited it.
It came to you. Yes. What a lovely present! We've got so many pieces.
Lovely lady's dressing table set.
We've got two brushes here, mirror, button hook, shoe horn,
cut-glass powder jar, two clothes brushes, a cigarette box, over here.
With a fitted interior for cigarettes.
And, over here, this little leatherette case
and we've got a manicure set, still wrapped up. Unused.
And this is enamel decoration
on English silver.
The hallmarks do differ. Some pieces are a little older than others.
The majority date from about 1937, typical of the colour and design of the pieces.
I love the square border on here,
which is very Art Deco, really, isn't it, in design? Yes.
The silver is engine-turned, and then it's enamelled over the top.
The shade of green is classic for the period. Late '30s, '40s.
Um... In super condition, that's the really nice thing about it.
This is cut glass. We've strawberry cut-glass decoration here.
Again, a sign of quality. Quite deep-cut glass and heavy. The enamel decoration in lovely condition.
And we've got the original boxes! All the individual pieces.
Marked with Harrods. A sign of quality. She went to the best place for her dressing table set.
To have the boxes is lovely for a collector. Any idea of value?
We've two, four, six, eight, nine AND a manicure set. Nine pieces.
What d'you think? No idea.
At auction, in such nice condition, you're looking at £200-£300.
Really? Is that a nice surprise? Yes.
Very much so. I think you've got a very nice present here. Thank you.
Tell me about these advertising jugs. They were issued by sales reps
to pubs, as an incentive to sell whisky. If you sold several bottles, you got a jug.
Now, which one did you buy first? That one, because I liked it.
That was made in 1982. 1982, yeah.
Handsome-looking fellow. Yes. Looks like he's drunk a lot of whisky. Rosy-cheeked!
I went to a collector's sale and purchased those two, which made the set. Very good.
I think they're very attractive.
Where does this fellow come in? He's another of the Pickwick range,
but it's not one of that series.
These are water jugs. They were sales bonus things. Yeah.
This one was filled with liquor, and offered as a Xmas present from reps.
If you've been a good boy, selling lots of Dewar's whisky, you got one, filled with whisky.
Doulton did a lot of this advertising ware.
There was an exhibition at the V&A, in the early '80s, which they produced a catalogue for.
Doulton made their fortune from salt-glazed stoneware. They put down all the drains in London.
Then he tied up with the Lambeth School of Art and things developed.
It's always been a progressive factory.
Any idea about the value? How much did you pay for these two? Um...£25.
For the pair. You did well there. Yeah.
That one I picked up for about £5. £5?
That was about seven years ago. Pricewise, I'm not a great expert, but it's a growing field.
I went to an antiques fair and they had all this brewenalia, all to do with beer.
I think if we put an estimate of £100-£150 for the lot...
For the four? For the four. Yeah. ..see how we go from there. Sure. Sounds quite attractive.
Quite a good return!
So, there's some interesting lots to get us going.
Gillian's Minton owl is an unusual colour. It should make its £300,
despite the damage.
Leslie's match-striker may appeal to hunting, shooting and fishing types.
Plenty of those around Newmarket!
Angela's dressing table set came from Harrods - a sign of quality.
As we always say, "quality sells".
Ernest's boozy Toby jugs are Doulton which gives them a very good chance
of selling at auction.
So, we're now at Rowley Fine Art auctions, at Tattersalls'.
It's normally the scene for very expensive horse trading.
It looks quiet, but don't let that fool you. There are plenty of bids left on the book,
and some shy dealers prefer to bid on the telephone.
What does auctioneer Andrew Cheney think of our first four lots?
Are Minton owl teapots very collectable? We'll see tomorrow.
This is a real unknown commodity, I'm afraid to say, Paul.
D'you remember that owl on the Antiques Roadshow, 20 years ago
that made some unbelievable sum of money? £20,000, £30,000. Yes.
This little chap won't do that.
Um...however, down to earth, the yellow glaze that you've got there is a difficult glaze, ceramically,
to get onto a pot. Um...
This time, we're in the 19th century
and he's a novelty piece, isn't he? Yes, exactly.
Really, overall, in great condition.
The only sad thing is that if we take his head off, the inner cover has been damaged - held on by tape.
That, I'm afraid, could affect whether he sells or not tomorrow. Oh, dear!
People have been looking at him. Gillian's used it a lot.
At least he's been used. I think it probably has, Paul.
We've put a valuation on that of £300-ish. Around that. £350.
I don't have a problem with it selling at that sort of money.
It quite easily could. Let's hope so. People have been looking at it.
I'm sure they'll be back tomorrow. More Americans? No, English people.
It's got a reserve of £280, so let's hope it makes it. Let's hope so.
Angela's dressing table set. Nice to see it's not being broken up. True.
A lot of nice things in amongst the set. Um...
But I'm a little bit worried about the estimate.
Would you want to be using someone else's brush? No.
We've £200-£300 on this, reserve of £200. Yes. It slightly worries me.
The only thing that MAY save it, and don't think I'm advocating smoking too heavily here,
but this cigarette box really is terrific and has a lovely gilt interior.
Hopefully, that might be the thing that saves the day for her. Fine.
The auction is just about to start.
Our first lot is a real HOOT! TO WIT, Gillian's Minton teapot. Sold.
The moment of truth's coming up. It is, indeed. Yes. Excited?
You don't care, really, do you? We'll just wait and see.
We're hoping for at least £300. HOPING for, yes.
I hope the lid inside the owl's head lid... It's quite badly damaged.
But I think he's such a...such a striking thing... Yellow!
He's got a very nice face. Lot 127.
Here we go. Yellow-glazed Minton owl teapot, being held up for you there.
And starting the bidding on this with me at 200...220...250...
(We did it!) £320, I have.
Phew! Here on this lot, £320.
The bidding is at £320. Here at £320.
At 320, it's here with me at 320.
At 320... At 330 now.
340, I have. 340. I'll take 350 quickly.
At 350, then. 350.
At 350...360, it is now. Any advance on 360?
I'm selling, then, at £360.
Fantastic! If there was no crack in the internal lid... I was surprised.
It DID have that nice label inside, a nice thing for a collector.
Super! Well done! Thank you. I'm very pleased. That's lovely.
Ernie, how are you feeling? A little bit nervous. Not as nervous as I am.
OK, here we go. Here we go. Fingers crossed.
I've got EVERYTHING crossed.
Lot 240 now, and the Doulton character jugs.
Two being held up there for you.
And 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 100.
Yes! I'm now bid at 100.
The bidding is right here with me at 100. Any advance? Selling at £100.
At £100. Last chance for this.
Well... It was good.
It started off fantastically. Fast.
Yes. I thought, "Come on!" It's got some legs. Some legs.
Trouble is, it fell at the last fence. He'd gone over the last fence.
Good. He's got £100. What's a good investment with £100? I don't know.
Are you going to go for some more porcelain? Probably Wade or Carlton water jugs. You'd be doing well.
I think the Carlton ware scene's growing and growing,
and Wade seems to be getting more popular. Hot tip from James. Thank you.
Couple of lots away, Leslie. Yes. How are you feeling? Brilliant.
Did you use it? 18 year ago, I packed up.
You just packed up smoking. 18 year ago. Healthy man. Wise.
Yes. What're you doing after the auction today? Going to Lowestoft
for a reunion with the Normandy veterans. Brother-in-law was there.
They're there for four days. We're staying there for two nights. That'll be lovely. A few beers!
This is it.
We've a reserve of £100. Lot 44. ..match striker being held up.
80, 85, 90, 95, 100... Here we go. Yes!
At 100...110 is the next bid.
Quite happy with that? £110. And now, at 110...
Any advance on 110? At £110... Excellent.
OK. Leslie. On the telephone. We scraped through.
£110. You can put that towards the beers. No doubt.
Drinks are on you!
Your dressing table set is in superb condition and not been broken up.
Quite unique. Yes. We hope it'll do quite well. You didn't use it. No.
No, it's just kept in the boxes.
So you've had this quite a long time. Well, I've had it six years. You don't feel like passing it down?
No... You want to flog it! Flog it! Yes.
Lot 403 now. Here we go. This is it. Part of it being held up for you.
Thank you. Starting the bidding here with me at 150. 160, 170...
(Yes!) 180, 190... It's gone.
200 bid in the room. I'll take 225. At 200... Good enough.
250 now. This is great! That's good news. Yeah.
275 is now bid on my right. 300...
350, ahead of you.
I wouldn't say it was worth 350.
Blimey! There IS quite a bit of it, though, isn't there? HELL of a lot!
£400. £400? 425.
425. Left, at 425?
I bet the kids would love to see this. They would. 475 now.
At £500... I'll take...25.
525. Good, he pushed it out of them.
550's next. 550 now.
At 550, it's on my right.
550, 550. Gentleman on the stairs. Unbelievable.
At £550, are we all finished?
Sold. £550. Well done!
Go and have a look at it before you go. I'd rather have the cash.
That's great! Everything sold.
And Angela's dressing table set did especially well, selling at three times its reserve.
We'll be back to see what else turns up for valuation, but first, I look behind the scenes at horse racing.
There are 2,500 racehorses in Newmarket, and miles of gallop,
like these, on Warren Hill, and I love horses,
so it was a real treat to be invited by trainer Michael Bell
just to get a closer look behind the scenes of his historic Fitzroy House Stable.
We watched you on the gallops this morning. What's the daily routine?
The horses get fed breakfast at about 5am,
and then the lads come in at 6.30
and they muck their three horses out
and then get the first one they're going to ride tacked up.
And then first lot goes out at 7.10.
That takes about one hour 15 minutes.
Had many big race winners from the stable? Yes. Last year, a filly from the stable won the Italian Oaks.
Called Zanzibar. This filly, School Days, will hopefully follow the same path.
A nice filly for this season. Horse racing memorabilia's so collectable. Like Frankie Dettori's boots. Yes.
Anything with Dettori attached to it.
He's the the person who's most well-known in the racing industry.
Anything associated with Frankie carries a premium. Makes a lot. It can do.
I notice here you've got Orlando's hoof. This is a Derby winner. Yes.
Where did you get this from. From 1844. It was owned by General Peel,
who was some sort of great-great-uncle.
My father had it and he thought it better off in a racing yard than stuck at home, in Gloucestershire.
They don't do it nowadays. Pretty macabre, but interesting to have.
Are you starting to get a collection of mementoes? Tend to be photographs of big winners.
Every time we have a group or listed winner, I have a photograph done.
Occasionally, we get the actual racing plate, which the blacksmith puts on.
If we have a big win, we can have the plate mounted on a plaque,
with the name of the race and the plate, "as worn by such-and-such, in such a race". Tends to be photos.
You're obviously a man of passion and you love your horses. I love horses. You've got to, really.
Great animals to be around. They give their all in a battle -
the honest ones - and it's very rewarding to see a horse really stick its neck out and try for you.
Away from those gorgeous horses and back to the valuation venue to see what we can take to auction.
So who's the fisherman? Joey's more a fisherman than what I am. Right.
Have you caught anything yet? Um...
I think I caught a carp or a...few fish like that.
Who found this? I found it in the loft of the garage, when we moved, a year and a half ago.
It was with rubbish that was piled up but never actually got thrown out by the previous owners.
Have you used it yourself? No. Well...
I think we've a sea fishing reel here, because of its size.
It looks like it's simulating Bakelite. It's quite heavy.
We've the maker here, ELO,
a well-known firm, making fishing reels.
Value at auction - a fairly ordinary example - I'd say £20-£30.
You could put a reserve on it, if you like. I don't think so. Quite happy to get rid of it? Yes.
It would be interesting to follow the progress, whatever value it achieves.
It didn't cost you anything! Exactly. OK. We'll do our best and get a good price for you.
Splendid! You've actually brought on a clock. Yes.
It makes a great change from seeing silver, porcelain and glass.
It's a nice, Victorian dial clock,
with a lovely mahogany frame round it. We haven't got a maker's name, but no matter.
This was the quartz clock of its day. Yes. Victorian.
Where did this hang?
It used to hang in a church, along the road, in Newmarket. Right.
For as long as I can remember. Yeah.
And my mother... It was given to my mother and she passed it on to me.
It's very nice. These are particularly popular, at auction now.
Let's have a look at the workings.
No maker's name on the dial, but a maker might sign the back plate.
Regrettably, he hasn't.
But there we are. A nice, clean movement. It's been regularly oiled.
It's looking a little gungy here, but there's no dust, which is nice.
It's a single fusee movement. Mm-hm. Doesn't strike. No. And just keeps good time.
Any idea of its worth? Not really, no.
I mean... £50-£100?
Yeah, well...it's going to be considerably more than that.
It'll be in the region of £400. Slightly more than you anticipated. Yes, definitely. Definitely.
We'll probably put an estimate on it of £350, £450. Mm-hm.
It should do £400-500. Lovely! Super.
I'd say a sweetmeat basket, or something of that sort.
In lovely condition. We've got a vacant cartouche.
Normally, it has engraved initials. It's plain. That's good at auction.
We've got a silver hallmark here, for Sheffield.
It tells us it's 1901 in date.
And the handle should be hallmarked somewhere. Yes, there. Again, that's a good sign.
It's a lovely shape. Value at auction? No idea.
Because it's in such nice condition, and a nice, small saleable thing,
it ought to be £100. I'd like to put an estimate of £100-£150. Nice. Does that surprise you?
It does, yes. Good.
A lovely silver...what's that? A sweetmeat dish. And what did Kate say?
About £80. That's quite nice. It's been in the loft for 15 years.
Did you polish it up? No, it was clean 15 years ago and it still is.
It's been kept in acid-free tissue paper. And there's no fingerprints on it.
What'll you do with the money? We're retiring, going abroad.
Abroad? Where are you going to go? Spain. Get in the sunshine? Yes.
I don't blame you. Our winters are relentless. They are.
Have you been over to Spain frequently? Yes. Let's hope this goes towards the Spanish villa, OK?
Nice. Thank you.
Three pieces of Georgian silver. Is this the family silver? They are.
So you've had them a long time? Not really.
They're from my husband's mother's family. So, does your husband know?
Yes, I've just phoned him. So he's happy? He's quite happy.
To take this one first, a gravy spoon or basting spoon.
Hallmarked on the back here for Glasgow.
It's fiddle and thread pattern.
This fiddle shape to the handle and this thread casting.
In nice condition, not much wear.
I would think, at auction, it ought to make in the region of £70-£100.
This one is a little more desirable, more silver. A nice soup ladle.
Again, fiddle and thread. There's a crest engraved on the end.
Hallmarked this time for London, 1829.
The maker's initials - William Eley and William Fearn.
Quite a well-known set of makers.
At auction, I would say it ought to be £200, perhaps a little bit more.
This is a bit more unusual. A straining spoon. Strainer detaches.
Again, fiddle and thread pattern. Old English.
No crest this time. Hallmarked, again for London, 1929.
Initials WT... We've got a Walter Tweedie working at the end of the 18th century,
but I think this is a different maker.
Because of the straining attachment,
I would think, at auction,
an estimate of £100-£150 is fairly realistic, but it might make more.
Does that surprise you? Yes and no. I hadn't any idea of its worth.
It's just a bit unusual. It is.
Do you use the spoons at all? No, they're in a cupboard. You'd be happy to get rid of them? Yes.
We could certainly offer them at auction and I hope they'll make a good price for you. OK. Thanks.
What's your name? Michael Caine. Not a lot of people know that!
I'm so pleased you've managed to cart this oak gate-leg table down.
We don't get enough furniture on our roadshows. This is lovely.
Unfortunately, it's lost one of its leaves, probably a century ago.
It's been replaced with this. The oak's warped up. Shame. It is.
Now that's gorgeous. ..I don't know what that is!
But that's lovely, lovely. It's consistent. I checked the runners.
The runners have worn evenly with this. Unfortunately, the lock's missing. But that's very honest.
That will help its value. A lot of these tables don't have drawers. This is unique.
If the top was original, this would be about £1,200. Unfortunately, it's worth about 400. As low as that?
The only thing you can do with this is pull this leaf down...
and then you can slide that against the wall.
Or put a sofa behind here and you could have lovely candlesticks and platters of silver.
If we just slide it to the wall...
you can see it takes on a different configuration.
In a way, it's worth getting it restored before auction.
A good restorer will charge £200 for a new leaf. Then you'd get £1,200.
Right. That's something to think about.
Frances, you've been very patient, waiting a considerable time to show me this. I'm pleased,
because I love it.
It's not to everybody's taste, but tell me, how did you come by it?
Round about, I think, 1950, somewhere around there, my mother bought it at Maidstone Market,
Maidstone in Kent, for 10 bob. She was always rather pleased with it. So would I be, I think!
A number of people have said, "It's really nice. Find a signature." We can't find one.
We've ripped off the back. We have. And there's nothing there, bar a little excitement...
Follow me. On the back here...
they've done a little sketching.
Here's the ghostly-like outline of a thoroughbred horse with his attendant groom.
He was maybe tidying up the anatomy of a horse, doing a quick preparatory sketch.
And then, over the other side, it's extremely well painted.
We've got the sportsman resting. He's had a good day. Snipe, partridge here, the hare.
The black game and the grouse and his faithful attendant spaniel here with a very nice horse.
And it's all done terribly well. Nothing is neglected here.
Your mother has also added to it. Yes, I'm afraid she really liked the frame rather than the picture,
so at one point she sprayed the frame and there's quite a lot of gold spots all over the painting.
I think it needs a good clean! The more I look, the more I see.
Any idea about price? Em, none, really. 10 bob, 1949-50.
No idea. I think we should put an estimate on it of £500-£700.
It would have been lovely to have found a signature. We haven't yet.
We'll do a bit of work on it. OK. And see if possibly we can attribute it to somebody.
It's Victorian School, very well painted. It could do quite well.
The more I look at it, the more I like it. Thank you very much indeed.
And from one beautiful country scene to another as I get some tales from the riverbank.
Roger Still has been hooked on antique fishing tackle for years.
Roger, what a lovely pastime. Relaxing hobby, isn't it? Nothing quite like being by the water.
What are you fishing for? Trout. Rainbow or brown? Rainbows. I think there's one or two browns.
I'm using an antique split cane now. I noticed. And what's the reel?
A Hardy Perfect from the 1930s.
Do you prefer using the antique gear? Very much so, you know.
Fishes nicely, got a lot of charm. And a silk line? A dressed silk line, yeah, with ointment
to make it float. I hear it whistling through.
I've been watching the casting technique. Talk me through it.
Yeah. Moving 11 to 1 o'clock, line travelling in a straight line, then straight out.
Do you mind if I have a go? No, please, have a go. Thanks very much.
Oh! That wasn't too bad. It's not like a modern line. It's not, is it?
It's quite sticky, isn't it? Yeah.
Sticks to the rod, sticks to the grass, up round your shoes.
It's great fun, isn't it?
I just hope we catch one! It would be nice if there were fish moving.
We could fry it up at the hotel!
We've had a gorgeous day for it. Great.
So, Roger, a beaten-up old box like this would be your ideal find.
It would depend on the contents.
Rather than broken rod sections, we'd hope to find something like this.
That looks interesting. It's a tiny reel, isn't it? Yes.
This is one of the old spike winches probably from the early 1800s.
The first reels fixed onto the rod with this spike, through a hole in the butt and tightened with a nut.
Is that your oldest piece? One of them.
There's some wonderful things here.
Roger, what's this? It looks like a whisk. It's a line dryer.
Sold by Hardy's. I saw that.
At the end of the fishing session, you'd put the reel on here and wind your silk line onto it
to dry at the end of each outing, to stop the line from rotting.
Is that collectable? Oh, yeah. Rare? It's turn of the century... A good thing.
And this looks interesting. Like someone's left a limb here!
The weight of that! I know. Have you worn these?
I can't say!
An old canvas wader. Suitably anointed with the right dressing, very waterproof.
Just here, these vents...
That's to let the water run out of the boot, but it should remain waterproof due to the canvas.
The water goes right inside the boot and runs out.
That is SO heavy. Imagine walking around in those.
I just noticed your flask, but I don't fancy a cup of tea! Go on!
That, believe it or not, is a minnow trap!
You'd lower that down onto the bed of the stream.
You'd bait this and allow minnows and gudgeon to swim within.
Then you retrieve it and have bait.
Shall we go back to fly-fishing? Yeah. See what we can catch.
That's put paid to it!
Look at the rod! It's come off!
We need a back-up rod!
I think we'd better get back to business and see what else we've got to take to auction.
John's fishing reel won't break any records,
but, then again, it didn't break the bank either.
James and his family seem delighted by their wall clock's valuation.
Let's hope they still are later.
I'd love to take this table,
but he's decided to sell at auction. And his name is Michael Caine.
Sheila's silver basket is very neat and should make at least a ton.
That's a hundred quid to you.
Jan's silver spoons are valued at £320-£500.
But they're interesting, and I think the auctioneer will split them up.
Frances' painting is almost made for Newmarket, with its equine subject.
I expect very competitive bidding.
Back in Tattersalls', the bidding is getting serious.
Auctioneer Andrew runs the show.
He ran his expert eye over a few of our lots.
Jan's trio of silverware. George III spoons.
Incredibly nice. Um...
For my money, I actually like the cheapest one, in fact.
The strainer? No, the standard serving spoon.
It was made and hallmarked in Glasgow, so out of all them that makes it slightly more unusual.
Why is that? Regional silver. Far more desirable than the standard centres, really,
of London and Birmingham that everyone has a piece of somewhere.
It's got that extra regional pull. We've got £70 on that.
You see that making more? I would hope that's got the most potential.
The sad part is the marks were rubbed and that affects the price.
So the £70 price is in line with everything.
What about the ladle? We said £100-£150. Very nice. Lovely piece.
It should make that sort of money. Excellent. Jan will be really happy.
What do you think of James' dial clock? This one, I must say, I have slight reservations about. Why?
People are going to be wanting preferably a maker's name. We're all so label-conscious.
It would have helped so much more, so... We've got 350 on this. I'd like to see them get that.
This family are lovely. Yes. They deserve a holiday out of this.
It would be nice. Hopefully, we'll get that price.
I'm a little sceptical, but let's see.
This is excellent quality. A really superb picture
and something that, in this part of the country, equestrian...
And painted from quite a difficult angle for that artist.
It should be well received. We've got 500 on that.
I think Frances is happy with that, but I think that's really cheap.
As with a lot of things in auction, the whole key is making two people or more fall in love with an object.
It's right down to business now and our experts can prove themselves.
Let's hope our owners get the prices they deserve.
Are you nervous? Yeah.
My parents took me to an auction when I was eight. I was so scared.
You don't look scared. When was your first auction, Kate?
I first went to an auction when I was four. My father was selling.
I used to get trundled along.
OK, here we go.
Lot 32, the fishing reel.
Being held up for you there.
5, 10, £15 I have on this already. Oh, well, we've sold it...
The bid is now with the lady there at 20. The lady there...
Come on. Up, up, more! 20. I'll take 25.
At £20, are we all finished? ..At £20...sold.
There you go, chaps! Not bad for a find in the attic.
Hi, Jan. How are you feeling? Em, a bit nervous.
Who have you brought along? My daughter, Jo. Hi, Jo. Hello.
Handed down from the mother-in-law. That's right.
I think it was her aunt, my husband's great aunt.
So why not hand them down to Jo? She'd rather have the money.
The money's going to Jo? Could be! You hadn't thought about that!
Here we go. Being held up for you there, thank you.
Start bidding at 50. 60, 70...
Great. Brilliant. £80...
90. I've got 100 against you. ..110 is your bid, but I have 120.
At £120... That's a good price. We had a reserve of 70.
Yes. It went for 120.
Lot 352, a soup ladle being held up for you there, thank you.
Did you ever use these? No. The ladle is rather large.
£160... 160? Wow.
At £160... Are we all finished?
Selling at 160. Superb.
Not bad. Two down, one to go.
This is the...
Straining spoon. Being shown for you there.
A lot of interest. Starting at £100.
..170, 180, 190... That's fantastic.
At 200. 225 is the next bid. OK?
Fantastic. 200 here with me. 225.
I've got 250 against you. Oh, my God...!
At 250, it's the absentee bidder. ..Change of heart. 275.
275! 275. Any advance? 275. Commissions now finished...?
On the telephone... selling at £275.
Wow! Superb. What a hat trick!
Great. That's brilliant. Amazing.
Superb. A good result, Kate.
Yeah, that is a good result. Quality silver, quality money. You chose it.
Thank you. Thank you for coming in.
Think about spending the money. When can I have it? Hang on!
I'll just get it out... Will you?
OK, Michael, moment of truth.
I kind of voted this on. I said we don't get enough big furniture. I love that table.
I just hope there are oak dealers that see the value in it.
One leaf is wrong. With the right leaf back on,
it might take six years to find it, but it'd be worth £900.
You know that, don't you? Yes. If it doesn't go, we should find you an extra leaf for it somewhere.
You can help me carry it! Of course.
I'm more nervous than you are, I think.
Starting the bidding with me at 275. 300, 325. Here with me at 325.
The bidding is at 325... Oh, come on.
At £325, all finished? 325, then...
Ah! Ah! That was my neck on the block. We were 70 quid out.
Really, three is just too low. It is. It's worth hanging on to.
Sorry about that!
How are you feeling? Nervous. Now I'm stood here, I'm slightly nervous.
It's a lovely clock, isn't it? I think so. I love the detail.
It hasn't been fiddled around with. Lovely mahogany.
So who knows? Right, here we go.
Lot 484. As viewed and being pointed out to you there
on the screen in the centre.
Come on, come on. Start it. I'll start at £200. At £200...
At £200... 200, 210.
220, 230, 240. Slow climb.
250 is bid there. Yes. £250.
At 250. Any advance on 250, then?
Fair warning. Lady's bid at 250...
Fantastic. Fantastic. Well, it's 250 quid there.
Absolutely. Yeah, we'll make fine use of that, definitely. Good.
Treat the wife and kids. Yes. She'll be pleased. Good.
She doesn't have to dust it any more!
Hi, Sheila. Hello. Who have you brought along? Husband? Roger.
How do you do? This was in your family. That's right.
So is the money going to him? Oh, no! "No, it's going to me! My pocket!"
We'll share. Did you ever use this basket?
No, for years it was on the sideboard with a silver tray and I got fed up with cleaning it.
So it went in the loft about 13 years ago and hasn't been out since.
It's great quality, isn't it?
Yes, lovely. The handle's marked as well, which is quite important.
We've put a reserve of £80, which I think is quite cheap. Good.
Are you excited? Nervous? Excited.
Right, this is it.
Lot 383. Being held up for you there.
No use to you in Spain, is it? No!
70, 80, 90, £100. It's gone.
110's there. Keep going... Not bidding 120?
No? Yeah, go on...
At 110. At £110. Anyone else?
At £110... Selling at 110. That's good.
Sold! That's good. Pleased? Yeah.
No more cleaning!
We got through, Kate. Excellent. Someone got a bargain.
Are you nervous? You are, aren't you? I can see. I'm beginning to get really worried. Really?
People might have bid themselves out by now! Maybe nobody will bid for it.
I'm sure they will. It's quality. We've represented Tattersalls' very well with our art. Yes.
You've done well so far? Yours is the first lot up in art.
But we did provide the front cover. Which wasn't mine, but I did get a picture.
It looked brilliant on the internet. It looked so nice, I didn't want to part with it!
This was bought for 10 bob. Yes, that's right.
Was it Norris's, the auctioneers? No, in the market!
Yes, 1949. It's a long time ago. Before your time. Yes, just slightly.
Have you seen this ponytail? It is tremendous. Absolutely stunning.
The Arsenal goalkeeper is trying to copy your style, Frances.
Superb. Here we go.
Being held up for you there.
How are the legs feeling? Quite a few bids here... Oh!
500, 550, 600, 650...
Yes! 700, 750... On the telephone, is it?
£900. Any bid at 900? At £900...
Come on, telephone! 900...
At 900... 920 now.
I'll take 950, quickly... Yes!
950. He's not saying bang yet.
I'll take 980. Anyone else? What about the telephones?
Sold! Bang! Yes! 950!
Brilliant. You MUST be an expert!
It's lovely. And it's gone now.
Aww, are you sad? The nerves have gone, anyway.
Your debts are paid off. And I think you got a good price.
Yes. And I've got a picture of it in the catalogue,
so I can remember it. Thanks, Frances. It was exciting.
Well, I told you not to worry about the empty auction room.
The telephone and commission bidders have done us proud.
Gillian's Minton owl went mid-estimate at £360.
It's been super. We've enjoyed the whole exercise.
Angela's dressing table set went through the roof at £550.
I was shocked with 200 and now I just can't believe it. Over the moon!
Jan's made a total of £550, which should leave her £500 when she's paid her commission.
I'm very happy. Yes, very happy.
Sadly, Mike's table failed just to make its reserve, but it would have if they'd let me bid!
I'm sorry. We both know it's worth £400.
And Frances! What a star! She urged that bidding on with willpower alone
until her painting made £950!
I'm a bit relieved that it's over. The tension built up!
You gave us a wonderful commentary.
It goes so fast and you have to concentrate. It goes by...
And telephone bids, previous bids... It all goes at once.
I've been concentrating all morning, but I was really excited. I'll go have a cup of tea!
That's it for today's show. Hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.
And see you next time on Flog It!
Subtitles by Subtext for BBC Broadcast - 2002