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"Flog It!" is the show where you get the chance to cash in your antiques
that are so out of date your children will never want them.
We're inviting you to search through your cellars,
clear out your sheds and bring all those unwanted objects to our evaluation day.
Our crack team of experts will then help you to decide whether to sell your item at auction.
That's absolutely in the middle of your estimate!
Today we're in Leeds - the original home of Marks and Spencer's
and now a stylish, modern city.
Valuation day comes from the town hall, where a crowd has been gathering with all manner of things.
Is it trash or is it treasure? Here to help decide are David Barby...
That really is heavy. I wouldn't like to wear one of those regularly.
..and Kate Alcock.
It's chillier here than in Herefordshire where I've come from.
It's great to see so many faces.
After our experts value an item,
the owners to decide if they want to sell it at auction.
Why do you have this in your Rockingham collection? These are called Bramelds.
The Bramelds were proprietors of the Rockingham factory.
Do you have any sort of association with the factory?
My mother's maiden name was Brameld.
Were they related? We always thought there might be a connection.
We don't know if there is or not. You haven't done a family tree?
Sometimes a family tree stops! Skeletons in the cupboard!
The one I'm interested in is this one here,
which is the Cadogan teapot. Do you know why it's called the Cadogan?
Lady Cadogan introduced them into this country from...er... It was China.
In about 1790 she came back with what originally was a Chinese wine vessel.
I like this wonderful Rockingham glaze. It's such a sensuous glaze.
Lovely. And all these details on the top. There's damage there, I note.
And it's got the impressed mark here - Brameld pottery.
What do you think it's worth?
I don't really know, to be honest.
I think if it came up to auction - allowing for this damage
and the whims of people who won't buy anything damaged -
what would have been ?300, maybe plus,
we've got to be conservative and think ?170 to ?250,
allowing for the bit of restoration that has to be done.
I've always coveted this type of object. You'd like us to sell it?
We can look at the hallmarks, and it's dated 1900,
and by the Birmingham maker whose initials, "JW", that's Wilmot.
It's a lovely quality piece, quite elaborate decoration,
what we call embossing and a gadroon collar here.
It's a porringer, a two-handled cup.
Have you considered putting it in for auction? Yes. You'd like to?
Any idea of the value? What would you think? No idea.
I would think it would be somewhere between ?80 and ?120. Very nice.
If two people liked it, it might make a bit more.
If you want to put it in, we can offer it for you. Yes. Great!
No. The wife said, "Get rid of it!" So where's it been? Under the stairs.
Unbelievable! A thing of such beauty! This is a splendid piece!
To some people! It's a French piece.
Often these clocks are in spelter. This is in gilt-coloured bronze
which is called ormolu.
The quality can be seen because of all this enamel decoration on it.
This is Champleve enamel,
where an area has been cut out of the metal and then the glass insert.
As opposed to cloisonne, which is created with wires.
Well, I think it dates between the 1851 and the 1862 exhibition -
third quarter of the 19th century. It's typical of the quality wares
It's as I bought it. I purchased it the way it is now. Right.
So we have a new bell on the back.
It's an eight-day movement striking on bell
and it has a lovely little ting to it. It really is very good.
What price are you expecting? I paid about ?250 with commission.
Yah. I'd like to double my money.
You're good because you're very astute, first of all in buying it
but also its assessment of value. In the present market
I'd advise that we put a range of ?400 to ?600 on it.
How long ago did you buy it? About six, seven months ago.
That's a remarkably good return for your capital!
Better than shares! Absolutely!
So we can flog this for you? Yes, of course. Thank you.
These. They're lovely, aren't they?
They're typically late Victorian, early Edwardian cards.
They're what we call photographic prints that are hand-tinted.
But just going back to the start I noticed
we've got a lot associated with Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar,
which would certainly appeal to military enthusiasts.
I think the whole lot in the folder ought to make around ?60 to ?80.
With the military ones I can see them making more towards ?100.
If you like, we can put them into auction. Yes, I would. Great!
I want this. I really want this! I collect these. We've got around 20 or 30.
You know the factories that made beer bottles? I do.
If they had molten glass over at the end of the day, the workforce could make anything they wanted -
they're called foreigners - and they made paperweights.
When these went up in value, they produced them commercially.
They almost took the livelihood away from the workers.
This is good. It's got a triple flower coming out of a basket.
The technique of producing these is quite remarkable.
I think it's worth about 80 to 120. Does that shock you? Not really.
The reason why, because I was going round Kirkstall Museum one time
and I saw a piece identical to that.
I thought it must be of some value if it's in the museum.
Where did you get it? My mother gave me it 30 years since. Right.
She got it off a neighbour, as far as I know.
It wasn't around when I grew up. So no great memories of it. None.
Do you like it? Yes, but it takes a lot of dusting and it's heavy.
One flick of the duster would be fine. It'd cause damage if it fell.
If it fell on your foot, it could break your foot. I like it.
We'd be happy to sell this for you.
The price range - as I indicated, about 80 to 120.
Hopefully, it'll make over ?100 but I can't promise I'll be a buyer.
It's been a really interesting valuation day so far.
Let's see what's going to be paraded at auction.
She may be happier with a profit.
John saw a paperweight in a museum. He had something similar.
David wants it, but he'll face stiff competition.
Our auction is at Tennants saleroom in the Yorkshire Dales
where dealers and collectors are viewing our owners' lots.
Our experts have given their valuations, and auctioneer Rodney Tennant will give us his opinion.
You rarely hear what the auctioneer thinks of your item before its sale.
They can differ from our experts.
David's first item was the Cadogan teapot. It's a very unusual teapot.
It is of peach shape.
The problem is it has got a bit of damage on there.
A bit of damage. Yes.
It's collectable. Rockingham's a very collectable factory
and it's collectable because it is a curiosity piece.
The valuation was...? David's put 250. 170 to 250.
I would've expected, with that damage, that it would be 140 to 180.
It's a nice example of a Rockingham Cadogan teapot.
John brought along this. It's a Yorkshire dump.
It certainly will be. We sold a big collection of these last year
from the south of England and a lot of them were marked "Kilner".
Remember the company that used to make storage jars?
This one isn't marked but it almost certainly is a Kilner weight.
We were selling pairs of them for ?300 or ?400.
If they have coloured flowers in them or portraits in the middle
they are worth even more.
This is a good example of a standard one and 80 to 120 should be quite comfortable estimate.
Kate chose this porringer from Kate Thurlbeck.
She's put ?120 on it. What do you think of that? It's 1900.
Yes. 1900 - sadly, 200 years out of date.
If you saw this in an antique shop you'd hope it'd be 1700. It's a porringer.
It's a reproduction. Yes, made in Birmingham in 1900.
But it's a very nice example. How much did you say? 120. 120.
It's got to be that sort of money. It's a rather nice object.
A lot of albums are made up and people add cards. That has a value.
But if one family collected them from the Edwardian era onwards, that's a premium price.
What's interesting in this album - and it may find a local buyer -
is here we have, for local interest, I've never seen this card before.
It's a little ray of sunshine from Leyburn - Leyburn has lots!
Here's one from 1920. That could be rare. I'll point it out to some people who might collect that.
Kate's put a value of ?60 to ?80 on the collection.
It's got interesting stuff in it. The Leyton one will help it along.
No-one will pay 60 for one card.
But there are others in here and we might have a postcard collector in here tomorrow.
It's almost certainly part of a garniture.
It's missing the side urns, which is a problem.
I think 400 to 600, I'd be happy at the lower end.
I think six is on the high side. I'd be happier at 350, 450.
Not one of life's optimists, is he, old Rodney?
I wonder what the buyers and sellers think. Expectation is brewing.
Gordon hopes to see his teapot sold.
Gordon, how are you feeling this morning? Excited.
Your Cadogan teapot has been gathering dust in a cupboard. Yes.
Are you happy to see it going? There's a lot of sentiment there
but it'll have to go, you know.
There's been some frantic bidding. John's paperweight is our first lot to go under the hammer.
I didn't know I had to get a card to buy something.
We have this very good glass dump weight.
A glass dump weight there with the flowerpot in it. ?100, please. 100.
It's unblemished. A very nice example. 50, then.
A ?50 bid. At ?50. 60. 70.
80. At ?80. Seated at the back. 90.
120. 130. 140.
At ?140. At 140, seated at the back.
You're out, madam, and out on the phone. ?140. All done at 140. Your bid, sir.
140. Not bad. "Not bad"?! That's brilliant!
That is excellent! Thank you! I'm so pleased for you!
20 quid - that's pretty good.
A good start. Can Kate keep up the good work with the postcards?
Miss Thurlbeck can't be with us and this is her lot coming up now -
the postcards, which you chose. What was your estimate?
80 to 120, on these. And it's the local stuff. Yes.
There's one for Leyburn, but it's a nice collection.
The postcard album, including one or two local cards.
One of Leyburn which I've never seen before.
An interesting group. Start me at ?100. 100, may I say? Well, 50, then.
?50. We're in at 50.
70. At 70. 80. At ?80.
On my left at ?80.
On my left now at ?80. Anyone else?
Are you all done? Looking round this side.
That's the first part of Miss Thurlbeck's double.
Her porringer could make her more money. Gordon was nervous earlier.
Now it's his turn. Is his teapot all it's cracked up to be?
Gordon, how's the heartrate? It's going fast now!
We've got plenty of seats around us if you need it.
The sale's been pretty good. How do you feel? There's good prices.
He's going that fast I hope he doesn't miss any bids. Yes!
What about you, David? I'm concerned about that damage.
The damage will affect it a bit. Yes, a little bit.
I had reservations when we saw it. We'll see how it goes.
It's not a major crack. It can be restored.
It's all there. That's the main thing. And it is unusual.
And the rest of it was good. And it's stamped. That's important.
At ?160. 180.
At 180 on the telephone. Anyone else in the room?
You're all done at ?180.
That was good! Bang on my estimate! Nice one, David!
Next, the porringer. Is there someone with a passion for silver?
One of the hazards of daytime auctions is not everyone can attend.
Our contributor can't make it. No.
It's a porringer. It's very pretty.
It's a nice piece. It's a nice genuine lot.
Nicely marked. It's a good size to put in a cabinet.
We're on already.
Lot 475. We have the silver porringer
in early 18th-century style.
Made in 1900. A very nice item. ?100?
At 95. 100. At ?100.
Not again? At ?100.
Miss Thurlbeck reserved that at 120, so that's not sold.
That's a shame! It was right in your estimate.
I thought it might've taken off, considering how the silver's been going. It's been going well.
It's a bit disappointing. Yes, I was surprised
but that's the hazard. You never can tell. No.
Does anyone have time for the clock?
We're about to sell your French clock here. Yeah.
How do you think the auction's going so far? So far everything's pretty expensive so I'm hoping.
I'll keep everything crossed!
Just go around the salerooms. Exactly. Clearance sales and that.
Just keep an eye for nice pieces of whatever.
Lot 300. We have this gilt metal and cloisonne French clock.
A very elaborate French clock. Start me at 400.
300. Well, two, then. ?200. It's struggling.
A large Victorian clock. Thank you. At ?200.
220. 250. At ?250.
280. 300. 320. 350.
It's still going. At 350. You're out now. At 350.
It's cheap enough is this. At ?380.
The doorway now at 380. And you're out and the commissions are out.
At 380 in the doorway. Selling at 380. Sure?
We did well. That's 380. Just ?20 short of your estimate.
We'll be returning to the valuation room shortly
when we'll help more people decide whether to flog their antiques.
If lavish decoration is your thing, near Leeds is Harewood House,
furnished by Thomas Chippendale.
Chippendale was commissioned to furnish the whole house
but is most famous for his chairs.
Jane is going to tell us about these six fine examples.
The one with yellow Moroccan leather and the painted frame
was made for the old library which was the earl's study. Were these parts of larger sets?
Yeah. There were eight of those.
They were made for specific rooms and are still here.
It's hard to imagine what this house looked like because everything fades.
The house was built to be absolutely showy and with masses of colour.
And so even furniture had colour.
The other thing which is very noticeable with this chair
is that, throughout the time of being here,
it's changed its appearance, according to tastes of the time.
Now it's in this rose-coloured velvet
which was Princess Mary's choice. She lived here 1930 to 1965.
but different covering.
The reason is that this chair, covered in the green silk damask,
was re-covered two years ago. It's not original but an original colour.
It's based on the original colour. It's green silk damask.
It's part of a large set made for the state dressing room.
It's the same chair but very different. Really fine tapestry.
No. That same chair and that was covered in the Victorian period,
in the 1850s. In that time the house had a big make-over,
there was lots of changes of the rooms and the furniture.
A Victorian Changing Rooms! Yes. Transformed the 18th-century style.
So this was covered in this lovely Aubusson tapestry
What about this unusual-looking chair?
It doesn't look very comfortable and it seems to be tipping forward.
What's the crest on it? That's the family crest, the bear and coronet.
You see that all around the house in fire screens and plasterwork.
From 18th-century classics to 20th-century classics.
We've got three very good examples of Whitefriars glass. Do you collect Whitefriars?
I used to. Not so much now. What attracted you to these pieces?
I liked the colours. They're a bit different
and I like that they're '60s as well. You're right, they're late '60s.
The factory started off as James Powell but when it moved to Harrow it was called Whitefriars.
They're now very collectable. What sort of money did you pay for them?
I paid about 15 for this one. ?15 just for that one.
Yes. And I think the orange ones were 20 to 25 each. I think you did very well there.
Collectively, I would think at auction - although this one has an imperfection just there -
I think, offered all together, all three pieces,
should make 100, 120 at auction.
But if two people like them, they could make more.
Would you like to put them in for sale? Yes.
What makes you want to sell them? We recently decorated
and they don't fit in with the room.
You want to get something new. I don't use them any more. Right.
We'll see what we can make. Definitely. Thanks for bringing them along. You're welcome.
It's unusual to see a picture this far down south by a Scottish artist.
It's a... It's a Patrick Downey.
Yeah. And what I like about this is the composition.
It's very bleak, with these creatures in the foreground.
I suppose they're gathering... Kelp.
It was the typical Scottish weather
and you can see the horses collecting the kelp at night or early in the morning.
They gathered it for making soap, didn't they? Uh-huh.
You're Scottish so it has interest for you. I live in Paisley
so Greenock's just next door. Right.
That's where he mainly painted. Yes. Most were round the Clyde
and different seascapes. Things like that.
We're looking at a style that is of the early part of the 20th century,
and the date, which is in pencil as opposed to being in paint or crayon.
This is quite interesting. I do believe it's by Patrick Downey.
If it went up for auction then we could expect something... What price are you expecting?
Well, I think you're very close.
I'd like to see it in the region of about 4 to 6.
Will you tell me how much you paid for it? ?200. ?200.
It was a very good buy. If I was there, I'd have bid against you!
I like it. Let's hope it does better than I quoted.
Yorkshire folk are known for their canniness where cash is concerned.
Robert Greenall is a fine example of this.
You've got a great piece here. What attracted you to it?
and took it to the charity shop.
I was the one to spot it so I got it. Right.
It's got a nice leather binding and it's marked "Almanac"
but open it up and read the title page, because it's interesting the way it's written. It is.
That's it. It's actually written phonetically in the Yorkshire dialect.
That's right. Which I think is great.
What I like is if we turn over, we've got "Tut Subscribers Like",
haven't we? "Tut Subscribers Like."
And it starts, "How you mind, I am rare and pleased that I'm alive
"that I can write..." And it goes on in dialect. Yeah.
It's such a quirky thing. I haven't seen one before. I think someone interested in that sort of thing,
It's stuck in a drawer and it's doing nothing there -
only deteriorating. I thought somebody might be interested in it.
It's a difficult thing to estimate at auction, it depends who's there.
I can see it making ?20, ?25, maybe more. You can't tell. That's right.
If you'd like, we'd be happy to offer it for you. Yeah. Super!
Eddie has more Scottish spoils to show David.
I can't believe you've got another item of considerable quality,
which is this pair of candlesticks.
I thought they were going to be early 18th century. Which I thought myself. Really?
Where did you get these from? Also at auction.
You must have a very good eye.
They're nice copies but I didn't know they were copies at the time.
Yes, as I thought.
These were made... It's stamped 1973.
1973. I thought to myself when I lifted them up,
"They're not heavy, as the early ones would be."
They'd have been cast. These are filled with bitumen and loaded down at the base.
So it's a very thin layer of silver. I do like to have loose sconces -
that shows quality. These, on a period table, would look superb!
Same quality silver as they used in the 18th century,
has been used in the manufacture of these. How much are you expecting?
Because I'm an auctioneer, I tend to put them slightly lower.
I think between ?350 and ?500. OK. They are lovely silver candlesticks
I'm so glad you came. We've been looking for some Leeds pottery.
Where did you find this? A charity shop near me mam's house.
The PDSA. A couple of years ago I got it. And you've held onto it.
Yeah. Do you like Leeds pottery?
I'm interested in local things.
I like finding out about local pottery and things like that.
What did you buy it for? I think it were ?15, ?16.
I think you've got a good buy there.
It's almost Art Nouveau in style.
End of the 19th century, early 20th century.
The Leeds pottery mark is on the base.
The two things against it are we've got bad crazing across the top, which really shows through,
and a chunk out of the foot rim. Getting it restored wouldn't really help the value of the piece.
How did you come by this one?
A couple of weeks ago in an antiques shop up Headingley.
It's just nice. I liked the pattern. It looked nice on t'wall.
It's a collectable piece. Blue and white is always popular.
It's got a lovely transfer-printed design on the front.
If we turn it over, though, the wire isn't doing it any favours.
We've already got some bad cracks.
Yes. But it looks very good from the front.
The front is all right! It's good!
What did you pay for this one? ?20.
At ?20 it's still quite good. At auction it ought to make
probably ?25, ?30. Probably a little bit more than you paid, despite the condition. Yeah.
Are you happy to put them into auction? Er...yeah.
I'm sure everybody has a wee cubbyhole at home
where they throw stuff that they want to keep but don't want out.
I'm amazed to hear that here at Harewood House they have one.
It's in the servant quarters in the attic. It's full of treasures.
Simon has the enviable task of sorting through it all.
Where do you start? That's a difficult question.
I'd say that this room, which was part of the servants' quarters,
we'd have had 10 to 15 of such rooms
just filled with, as you say, stuff.
An amazing collection - things that were surplus to requirements,
things that got slightly broken, became unfashionable
or had to be moved to accommodate structural changes
I suppose there's a lot of mystery stuff here. Lots.
These might be from some of my fellow countrymen.
We have Highland cattle currently and no doubt have had for some time.
They probably come from Harewood.
What's your most exciting find? The thing you opened and went, "Wow!"
There's so many it's hard to know.
In this room my colleague, Robin, found some wonderful photographs -
Victorian photographs, signed royal photographs, just stashed here. Lying about.
There was a chest over there
where it was obvious no-one had looked in it for at least 60 years,
and it contained wonderful costumes.
This is a painting of Princess Mary by the painter Munnings,
painted in the early '20s.
A superb painting.
It has been well preserved and in the public view for some time.
It connects with things which we've been finding, such as costume.
Here we have this riding habit
which is not the same one, it's from a later date.
It has the date 1936.
The painting's been downstairs and the costume's been in the attic.
We've got the two linking together. And even a pair of boots and a hat.
We've got a lot of her equestrian costume. On the top it says, "HRH Princess Mary".
This one is from Mary.
That's Queen Mary, her mother. Oh.
Her correspondence goes against her public persona as cold and reserved.
She's quite an affectionate mother.
Written in endearing terms. Yes - "My darling child"
and "Devoted Mother".
And this is Mary in military uniform this time.
This is the official side of being a member of the Royal Family.
She was Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Scots.
I really wish I had your job! Thanks for showing me around.
Our Leeds valuation day has thrown up some fascinating items
Redecorating prompted Geraldine to sell her Whitefriars glass.
And finally, tha don't get owt for nowt -
unless you're Robert, who picked up this Yorkshire dialect book for ?2.
In the auction room bids are being placed.
Soon our owners' lots will be going before the floor
but first auctioneer Rodney Tennant is going to look at them.
This is a little bit special glass.
This is Whitefriars. I'm particularly interested in it
because, commercially, it is now the in thing.
This piece is the Drunken Bricklayer, for obvious reasons.
It comes in different sizes and colours.
Quite modest. I'd be surprised if they don't exceed that.
My favourite from the valuation day was this terrific little almanac
which is mid-Victorian era but it's all written in pure Yorkshire.
Let's have a look at the date. There we are.
It's 1839. That's right at the beginning of Queen Victoria's era.
If you want to know about Barnsley in that period, here's your book. How much was it valued at?
Kate's put a value of ?20 to ?25 on it. I think she's too low.
It's probably too low. I'd have thought it's ?60 to ?80.
If there are people here tomorrow from Barnsley, it might make 100.
?60 to ?80 would be the book dealer's price.
Let's hope we've got someone from Barnsley. We may be lucky. Hope so.
Japanese influenced in terms of the shape and decoration.
Kate's only said ?50 for it - 30 to 50. 30, 40 would've been my valuation as well.
If it was perfect...? If it was perfect it would've made 80 to 100.
It's affected it quite a lot. Yes.
Condition's everything. Somebody else might have the pair so we'd get the money - but I doubt it.
He also brought us this lovely blue meat platter.
Yes, a blue and white meat dish. Probably a Yorkshire one.
A 19th-century blue and white meat platter. It's not a rare pattern, sadly,
and it's very badly discoloured round the back and cracks in it.
It's not a rare thing, it's cracked and discoloured. How much...?
Kate said 25 to 30. It'd be 60 to 80 in good order.
Yes. They're in an 18th-century style, mid 18th-century style.
Candlesticks are a very popular thing to buy.
To get a good pair of candlesticks in good order - I'm sure you're going to find a buyer for them.
Yeah. I think ?350, ?400. I think that's quite modest, really.
He got them at auction. I won't say where! Really! He's a fellow Scot. He'll have bought them well, then.
This is a Downey watercolour of the Clyde valued at ?400 to ?600.
What did he give for this picture?
He bought it for ?200 at an auction. 200 is more like it. At an auction.
Yes. Then that's the current auction price.
I know it was in a saleroom but 150, 200 would've been our pre-sale estimate for it.
You could be going home with ?800. Will that go into more pieces?
Yes. I'd like to buy more stuff. I saw you with a list. Are you hoping to buy today?
Yes, I'm hoping to buy today.
At ?50. 60. On the telephone now for ?60. 70.
The auction room is packed and our items have aroused interest.
Did you know it was Whitefriars glass? Yes.
And you knew it was special. I thought one vase might be special, the other, not so.
It's antiques of the future. It's 1960s. It's not that attractive.
No, it's a bit clumpy.
Yeah. But very popular. I think so, yes.
Kate, you picked it out and put 100 to 150 on it.
I think that's conservative - I hope so, anyway.
Three pieces together.
I'm glad they're all together.
200. 200, may I say? Well, 100.
I've 100 bid. Thank you.
120. 140. 160.
At ?200. Exciting!
At ?200. Another 20 where?
I have ?200 bid. Are you all done at 200?
Well above your estimate, Kate. 200 quid! That is going to make a good holiday. Yes. Definitely!
Maybe have a drink BEFORE you go on holiday out of that. Yes!
That's a good start!
Will Eddie's candlesticks make the asking price?
How do you think it's going? Very well. Good prices?
Start me at ?500.
Four, then. Surely ?400.
Three? At three bid.
Are you all done at 320? 350.
380. 400. And 20.
At ?420. At ?420 - anyone else?
Are you all done this time at ?420? Selling at 420.
420. Nice one!
David, that is absolutely in the middle of your estimate.
Well done! I'm impressed!
Thank you! You paid 200 quid for those so that's over double money.
That's excellent! I'm surprised.
Let's hope Eddie can make a few more pounds on his watercolour.
Andrew's vase is damaged but maybe there's a Leeds pottery collector.
It's nice, apart from that missing chunk. Yes, that'll affect it.
The damage will keep it low.
It's a nice decoration, though. You have an eye for a bargain.
How much did you pay for it? 15.
15 quid. Yeah. We'll make a profit on that. I hope so!
Lot 500. The Yorkshire pottery vase,
decorated in the iris in this slip decoration.
?30, then. There's a blemish on the bottom but that's all.
A nice example of Yorkshire pottery. ?30. 20. At 20 bid.
A ?20 only bid. At ?20 only bid. Are you all done? I'll take five.
25. Thank you. You've got 25. Will squeeze another five out of it?
At ?25, anyone else? Are you all done this time?
The lady's bid, seated down there at 25.
Kate, ?25 - just under your estimate. Yes, a bit below.
The damage may've put people off. It's still a great mark-up!
Yeah. You can take the extra to buy some more. I'm looking already!
Maybe we'll do better on your platter.
The Yorkshire pottery blue and white plate. ?50.
?20. I've 20 bid.
Do you reckon 25? 30. 35. Here we go!
45. 50. At ?50.
55. At ?55.
The lady's bid here. You're out here and over there.
Are you all done at 55?
It's got an unusual mark on it. That might help. It has! 55 quid!
That's not bad! You must have a good eye. It looks like it!
Weren't you telling me that Queen Mary was interested in this artist?
King George and Queen Mary went to an exhibition of watercolours,
and things like that, in Glasgow, and Queen Mary actually commented on
one of the other well-known artists and says, "I don't care for that
"but I care for this one here." She pointed to Patrick Downey.
You bought this for a couple of hundred quid in Glasgow. Yes. Same auction as the sticks?
Yes. Obviously, it all depends who's there at the time.
I recognised the name, Patrick Downey - a friend had a picture.
The Patrick Downey, watercolour with body colour, of the Clyde.
Start me at ?500 for that.
At ?420. On my right. You're out at the back and out over there.
That's not bad. I'm amazed -
buy it in Scotland, bring it to Yorkshire and make a profit!
That goes against the auctioneer's opinion. And right in your estimate.
You're doing well, David!
420 quid. That's ?840 you've just made. That's very good.
You've doubled your money. A smile on the face. That'll keep me going.
The final lot is Robert's book.
Robert, your book was my favourite item in the valuation.
It's fantastic. Thanks.
All in Yorkshire. You're not familiar with auctions, are you?
However, there are a lot of books here and Tennants have done their homework.
It's targeted at the right people.
The almanac book. A valuable book if you come from Barnsley
or Barnsley area. A most interesting book.
A 19th century one - 1839, that sort of date.
Where will you be for that? A couple of hundred pounds?
?200. I'm sure there are a lot of people in South Yorkshire...
100 bid. Thank you. At ?100 bid.
At ?100 only bid. At 100. 120.
140. At ?140.
Unbelievable! At ?140.
160. 170. At ?170.
How are you feeling about that? ?170?! Yeah! For ?2!
You paid two quid for it?! Yes!
How many thousand per cent profit is that? I've lost count.
If you spend that wisely, I wonder how many thousand per cent profit you'll make on that.
I'm still looking. It shows what a good eye you've got.
I was lucky cos I left it
and my wife said, "You'd better go and have a proper look."
So I did. And got it. Well done!
We've had some great results today.
Geraldine's glass should go a fair way towards her holiday, almost doubling Kate's estimate.
John must be chuffed to bits with ?140 for his Yorkshire dump.
Can you feel me shaking? Not yet!
He's a fellow countryman. He'll have bought them well.
"..I am rare and pleased that I am alive to write to ye..."