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antiques to the highest bidder. Ten people will discover the excitement
of selling at auction. Our experts value their antiques, they decide if
they'll sell them. You can never tell what'll happen.
You'll be feeling vulnerable, being nervous about selling this... Yes.
And you're admitting to owning THAT. ..Well, it's gone, Bob. That's
excellent! That's excellent! Well done, James!
(Arriba! Arriba!). ..Oh, dear. Brilliant. How d'you
feel? Great. Good man! What'll you spend it on? I WAS gonna spend it on
the Meissen. It's a lovely day in the
the Meissen. eager to delve into people's boxes
and bags. I love Bournemouth. I used to live
down here. Russell-Coates Museum is nearby -predominantly 19C in
concept. I hope we'll emulate some of the pieces from that museum.
Lovely objets d'art. I've realised my weakness is 20th-century
ceramics, so I'll be steering away from the Carlton ware today.
Judging by the number of people here, there's going to be plenty to
choose from. How long have you had these? About
ten years. Did you buy them as a complete
ten years. Did you buy them as a of great value. Probably about ?20,
?30 each. This is Wade? Yes, it is. That's
quite nice. Very sort of late-1930s, '40s, with this tapering rib shape.
Very typical of that period. Not of tremendous value. Wade now
collectable for the Wade Whimsies, not this type of pottery. BUT...the
prize piece today is this Dunhill lighter. I think this is superb!
What can you tell me about this? It belonged to my grandparents. My
grandmother gave it to me before she died. Remember it being used? Yes.
Were they great smokers? Yes. Really? Definitely. This is good.
Dunhill do collect their Really? Definitely. This is good.
eight years ago and they said ?250-?300. Take into account
inflation. Right. This is good and this is in better condition than the
one we had. This is a moulded plastic and they had to paint from
the inside. So all this design is painted from inside. And then they
would put this component in, secured by the screws underneath. I'd like
to see it with a reserve in the region of about ?480. Would you be
happy if we put it up for sale? Yes, I would. Excellent!
This is one of our busiest valuation days, with nearly 1,,000 people
waiting to see the experts. All sorts of things are revealed.
What have you got here? A carpet. sorts of things are revealed.
Something like that. See David Barby(!) Pretty, though. Yeah. Oh,
well, good luck. Thank you. This lovely mahogany table, which
uses the very best materials, with the best design, is often a hallmark
of Gillow of Lancaster. Started by Robert Gillow, in the late 17th
century, they moved their premises to London, in 1761. It's a very
well-designed piece -sort of Regency period. Sort of 1820, 1830. It
would've been lovely to have seen a stamp "Gillow" somewhere, with a
design number. Regrettably, we haven't found one. How did you come
by this? I bought it, two years ago, from an auction.
by this? I bought it, two years ago, We've got these mouldings here.
Cock-beading, with flame-figured capitals at the top of the legs.
Moving down, we've got this nice reeded column here, going down to
the brass cappings and casters. They're gilded. All I can see going
against it is it's slightly bruised. There's a couple of bashes here. But
I'm a gambling man. I think if we put ?1,500-?2,000 on it, would that
be acceptable? It's about what you paid for it last time. ..Yes. Yes.
I'd be delighted if it made ?2,000, but I think we've... Two years is
not a long time since it was sold. What's prompting you to sell it? I
live in an old cottage. It's a little too big for the space I have.
It's funny, that, because it's quite a small Pembroke. So you'll
a table of this quality. OK. We don't get much furniture, so it's
a privilege to handle such a quality item. Shame there's no Gillow stamp.
Were you happy with the valuation? Yes. About what you paid. We hope to
get it back. You paid ?1,500. Yes, I did. How long ago? About two years.
Yeah. Not a lot of time for it to appreciate. Let's hope it makes
?1,800. It's quality. Gonna buy a smaller table with the money?
Definitely, yes. A bit more narrow would be better.
Did you use this, as a child? No. It was given to my wife when we
married. I was away at sea, and the lady opposite had it in a little
box. She said it was so ugly she didn't want it, did we like it?
Melba ware. It was produced, oh, from about 1925 to 1952.
Melba ware. It was produced, oh, carousel. For a nursery. I like the
cockerel. I can understand why people think it's ugly. Almost
frightening. Would they use this in the nursery? They would, yes. It was
a separate institution. The nursery was separate from the main
accommodation. Nanny served tea then brought the children to see the
adults, before bedtime. And what's so attractive -these sort of
tarpaulin-type covers, with all the designs on the top there. That's
very nice. Now, if it goes up to auction, we're not thinking in terms
of hundreds of pounds. Almost novelty. We're at a stage where this
type of pottery is just coming into the collector's field. I think we're
only looking at the lower end of the market. ?100, ?120. I think we must
tuck What a memory. The picture is
without the lid to the... That's the picture in there. The price
underneath it is ?320-?350. The retail figure. Retail. Well, I think
we're on board, then, if you consider the auction price is
normally a third of retail. So around ?100. I'd like to see the
reserve about ?90. Excellent. Thank you for bringing it. Thank you.
Good morning, sir! Good morning. What do we call you? I'm the Charlie
Chaplin of Bournemouth. Oh. I'm a fundraiser for children's charities.
Do a lot of fundraising. This is a part collection of my father's royal
collection. You brought all this in. My father was a royal artist. He
also was the one that painted Margaret Thatcher three times... Why
did she need painting three times? Didn't she sit down
did she need painting three times? We'll catch up with you later. God
bless you. Give us a funny walk. LAUGHTER.
APPLAUSE. HE STRUGGLES TO SPEAK.
Thanks very much, Charlie Chaplin! What can you tell me about this
Thanks very much, Charlie Chaplin! Very little. It was handed down by
an aunt, about eight years ago. We've had it around the House. We're
in the process of moving, so... It's not something you want to hang onto?
No. This brown, salt-glazed stoneware isn't one of the most
colourful things around, is it? No. It's an exercise in brown. But the
thing I love about it is it's a political memento.
thing I love about it is it's a Disraeli. And I love this quote
here. This is a quote when he was 33. "I will sit down now, but the
time will come when you will hear me." They heard him. He and
Gladstone, two of the leading politicians of the 19th century. The
sad thing I notice is there's a bit of restoration. D'you know when this
had the calamity? No. Haven't got a clue. Not since we've had it. No.
Unfortunately, the handle's come off and some damage to the lip here.
Um... It's terribly well done. The only reason you can tell -it's very
matt here, whereas, this orange peel salt glaze, here, gives off a
reflection. salt glaze, here, gives off a
would put ?70-?100 on it. We're much in politics at the moment, so who
knows? Well, the experts are working hard
and people seem very keen to sell. Let's see what we have for the sale.
Laura's Dunhill lighter is amazing. What have fish to do with smoking?
..Unless you're a kipper. Bob's nursery tea set is not his cup
of tea, and it isn't mine. Let's hope someone likes it.
Sharon's table cost ?1,500, two years ago. It'll be tough to make a
profit. But she hasn't got room for it.
Jim's Doulton jug has been mended so the collectors might be put off.
It's still a good character piece. Is there a market for this sort of
novelty tea set? There certainly is. Anything a bit unusual, and
particularly the teapot -that's the key thing. If we had an entire set,
but no teapot, we'd be struggling. There are teapot collectors. Big
ones. Yes, and anything unusual... I haven't seen this pattern before.
It's called Merry-Go-Round and it looks like a merry-go-round. A
carousel. And it's a raised pattern, a moulded pattern. Hand-painted.
Hand-painted. All the decoration on the lid here is hand-painted as
well. Does this do something to you? I wouldn't actually collect this
myself... Nor would I! ..but, of its sort, it's very good. When we first
saw it, we thought, "What on earth is this?"
saw it, we thought, "What on earth little Dunhill lighter. We have sold
an early lighter before, not a fish-tank-type one. Gorgeous. Real
Deco piece. With a faded quality, which is nice. Don't know whether
people will use them, I imagine not. Paperweight. Our experts have valued
this at ?500-?600. I think this will sell. It's an unusual example, and,
more to the point, in good condition. It's lost its silver
plate. We can see, more particularly underneath there, that is was
silver-plated right the way across. But it's honest. It would devalue
it, if anyone plated it again. Yes. And it looks fine, as it is. I'm
pretty happy that it will sell. Collectors come from a very long way
away to find things of this sort. So Collectors come from a very long way
your table. We can't buy them, otherwise, we would. But there's a
chap over my shoulder from the Cotswolds -he's a dealer. I know
he's here to buy. If it's the right price, he'll have it. Oh.
Lot 80, a Regency mahogany Pembroke table. And ?1,200 is bid. ?1,200.
(He's bid!). ?1,300...
?1,400. ?1,500. ?1,600.
?1,700. ?1,700. Beyond the arch, at ?1,700.
At ?1,700. Are