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While your antiques have been gathering dust, they may also have been gathering in value.
What you class as rubbish somebody else may treasure.
Bring your antiques to our "Flog It!" valuation day.
Experts will assess them, and you decide if you want to sell them.
It's not much between four of them.
?50, ?60, ?70...
Still have memories of Perky the pig? Yes.
?15? At ?10. Can I say ?15?
Well done! It's what we predicted. We thought it might go above. Yeah.
We're in Derby, where people have queued outside
the Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre since morning.
Lofts have been looted, garages ransacked and their contents brought for our experts.
Everybody wants to see what their antique is worth, and they're all hoping to make money at auction.
Everything depends on what our experts think.
Nigel Smith has over 20 years of experience in antiques,
When he pulled a bucket up, Kevin saw a few pot lids falling out, so he called me across,
and he started pulling them out. They were on a building site? Yeah.
Were they loose or crated? They were in crates, originally.
It was like a soft clinker around them. It cleaned off easily.
As I say, we cleaned them and they looked attractive, so we kept them.
How many in total were there? We've got 97 here,
but a lot got broken. With the digger? A lot. Yeah. What a shame!
They're in incredible condition. Do you know what they are?
Not got that far. Victorian pot lids.
They're pot lids and they were made for selling bears' grease in.
It was Russian bears' grease we used to put on hair, to beautify it.
They had a technique by applying each colour differently.
They aligned the prints by a little pinhole device.
Do you see these little marks?
That's where the prints were overlaid.
Each colour was overlaid separately. They started producing these colour prints for the exhibition of 1851.
They date from the mid-19th century.
Very Victorian, then. Yeah.
When I started doing this evaluation job as a young youth in the '70s...
these were incredibly collectable.
They reached a peak in the late '70s, early '80s, and collectors sort of lost interest in them.
But these are fantastic.
The ones with the bears on, these little shooting-bears pattern...
You've got lovers... These are obviously from a series.
They look like Shakespearean lovers.
But what a collection! It's not bad.
Have you any idea of the value of these? No.
The black and white ones can... There are rare version of these.
It's difficult for me to say whether they are rare.
The black and white ones can make an awful lot of money.
They have made ?400, ?500, ?600 for rare editions of certain ones.
The sensible thing is to put three groups in. Those at ?150.
Those at around ?40 to ?50.
It'll test the market nicely for you.
If you do extremely well, you can put the rest in some other time. That sounds nice.
You've got a very nice pair of Austrian iridescent glass vases.
How long have you had them for? They actually came in to my possession
via a friend in 1972 - so I've had them for quite a while.
She said, "If you like them, you can have them." So this is what we did.
We took them to our chalet that we go fishing - it's a fishing chalet.
Pride of place on the mantelpiece. Yes, but high up on a shelf.
And people admired them and said, "Oh, they're too good to be in this chalet.
"Why don't you take them home?"
So they've been displayed at home ever since. They're very nice.
They're a lot earlier than your '72. They're probably about... I said they come from Austria.
funny enough... The difference. The difference, isn't there?
The iridescence on this one is terribly bright.
This one is rather buff. Yeah, it is.
I think they're hyacinth vases.
So, you put the bulb in there and its roots would extend down.
I think they look great fun when they've got a bulb in.
Somebody was a little clumsy,
obviously, in their life. But I wouldn't accuse you of this.
They actually came to us like that. They're a bit chipped.
It's always difficult when you've got a damaged item to know how to value it really.
It's far easier to have totally undamaged things with a nice name. We haven't got it.
That's a shame. But I think we'll game on slightly.
And they're nice. I think they'd be very nice. Yeah.
Let's see how we do. Yes. Fine. Yes. Lovely.
We've got a bevy of beauties. You've brought this bartender along. Yes.
What do you know about him? All I know is my mother bought him along time ago.
We used to play with it, and then, as the years went on... He's survived in incredible condition.
I don't think I've seen one in better condition. You've got another one. This is, again, a Japanese...
'60s Japanese figure of Brave Eagle. I think Charlie's the more commercial one.
He's the more jokey. Shall we set him going? Yeah.
I've sold a number of these over the years.
Are you tempted to sell this one? Want to flog him along the way?
Yes. Yeah. If he makes a reasonable...
What do you think he might be worth? Have you any inkling of value? No.
I would have thought we'd be looking at somewhere around about ?60,
maybe ?70 or ?80 on a good day. He should make ?60. Are you tempted to put him in? Yes. He might do better.
He's fun, though, isn't he? Yes, he is. Excellent. Let's see what he does. Thank you.
You've brought in this nice cased squeeze box. Tell me all about it.
What little we know - it belongs in my friend's family.
His great auntie had a farm in Denby, Derbyshire,
and during the First World War, she took in lodgers. We believe this belonged to a seafaring gentlemen
I am not a player myself, but I'm interested in the wood.
It's made out of quite good wood. This is bird's-eye maple.
It's been stained. You've got some nice marquetry here,
and nice mother-of-pearl stops and keys. It's nicely made. The bellows seem fine.
We've got a maker's label.
We all like our labels - so it's very reassuring to see that.
Have you any idea of its worth? We absolutely no idea,
which is why we brought it along.
I'm no musical instruments expert,
but I think it's great fun
for somebody to have at home.
I think it's going to make somewhere between...
round about ?100. Right.
I think it might be sensible to put an auction estimate of ?80 to ?120.
It would be interesting to know if Gregory's still trade in instruments.
We could probably find out for you.
Would you be happy to go ?50 to ?100? Or would you rather keep it? It's been in our family a while -
we're not desperate for that sort of money. We'll leave it for my sons.
Quite. There may be a sudden vogue for squeeze-box. OK.
We've had a real assortment of items so far. So let's see what's going to go on to auction.
Robert's pot lids were a great find.
He's testing the market by putting a small selection up for auction.
Just up the M1 from Derby is Rotherham - and the Wilkinson and Beighton saleroom.
The items chosen in Derby are attracting a good deal of interest.
Paul Beighton is going to look at our lots, and give his opinion, before they go under the hammer.
Have our experts been over generous in their evaluations? Or are they too thrifty?
Our first lot is Hazel's battery-operated bartender, Paul.
A little battery bartender. He should do well. I think ?40 to ?60.
Nigel said, "?60 to ?80", so that's a good ballpark figure. Can you see it running away any further?
I wouldn't think so.
We'll sell them in three lots.
The first lot of three - you'd expect them to make ?60, ?70. That's what our expert said.
The second lot are more collectable, with the bears,
so you'd expect those to do, perhaps, ?40, ?45 each.
The third lot - you would expect, probably, ?150 to ?220.
There are collectors for this sort of thing. They're really pretty.
There are a lot of people browsing the saleroom, hoping for a bargain.
Linda Lowe's hyacinth vases are receiving a lot of attention.
So, ?70 to ?80. Happy with that? Very happy. Yes.
How long have you had these vases? Since 1972.
Just got fed up with them? There's not much history to them.
We took the vases - total surprise. Are you happy with the valuation?
Yes. It was a total surprise to us. What are you going to do with the money?
I have a collection of Pendelfin rabbits, so whatever they make will go towards my collection.
Enlarge the warren! You could say that. You might even spend the ?80 here, today.
I'd sooner have that in my pocket. I don't blame you. I'd sooner have it in my pocket than yours. Fair enough.
As Paul gets the auction underway, Hazel's looking as though she could do with a few drinks herself.
How are you feeling, Hazel? A bit nervous. Are you? I am. Getting excited? Yeah.
They'll be pleased to see you on TV. They will.
How long have you had it? It was my mother's.
And she, sadly, went into a nursing home, and when we cleared the house out, I took it then.
It must have been in the early '90s when I had it, but she'd had it a while before then.
It might be more fun if the auctioneer had it on the rostrum
and made it work... Yes. It might just draw more people in. Yeah.
I don't think he'll do that, though.
No. He probably hasn't got time. Or the sense of humour. I wonder if James took the batteries out.
Yes! And nobble you! Sabotage. ..I'll have a word with him.
Lot 32 - boxed, battery-powered
toy bartender. ..There he is.
?25 in the centre - disappointing.
Push it. No, it's not going under ?60.
?40, ?45... ?50?
At ?45... ?50, ?55.
?60? At ?55 in the very centre... All finished?
Yours, madam. Oh, ?55. ?55.
It wasn't too bad.
What a disappointment. We thought we'd have some excitement. If it had been working... That's right.
Well, it went. ?55 - ?5 less. The auctioneer used his discretion. Well done, Nigel.
I thought it would've gone higher. So did I.
It depends on the saleroom. At a toy sale that would've made twice that.
?55 to spend on the kids. Yeah, between four of them, it's not much, is it? No!
so this is exciting. How are you feeling? Apprehensive.
Did you drive up from Twickenham? London. Here we go.
It's no wonder Bob's getting anxious - he's put a high reserve on his first batch of pot lids of ?100.
Three pot lids... Here we go. ..starting at ?50...
?40...? Someone's in. ?20?
?20? ..No interest? ..I'll have to pass them, then.
The bears will create more interest.
Can I say ?30? ?40,
?50, ?60, ?70,
At ?80... ?90, will you? ?80 if you're done...
Not sold. Oh, it wasn't sold. Not sold.
?80. ..?90, will you?
At ?80. ?90,
?100, ?120, ?140...
?160? At ?140...
They'll not get there. No.
They're not going. You haven't got your petrol money. No.
Bids mine at ?220.
Disappointing. I thought they'd sell a bit better.
At ?260... All finished at ?260? ..That also remains unsold.
A high estimate? Maybe. Were you greedy? I wouldn't say greedy.
I'm sure they might sell a bit better down in London. Could be.
We did see them on the Internet, and they were going for the prices I put on them. It's a shame.
Next up are Linda Lowe's hyacinth vases.
Glass buyers are fussy about condition.
Linda, are you excited? Yes. It is exciting.
It is. The atmosphere gets you going.
Have you been to many auctions? This is my first one.
You'll be addicted now. I'm just so fascinated by it.
James has put ?70-?100 on it, which is quite cheap for a pair of vases.
I think it is, but they've got those chips on top.
I wish he'd said HYACINTH vases - that'll add novelty value.
That's what we said, didn't we? They would have been for hyacinths. Yeah.
It's in good company - there's quite a nice cranberry and vaseline glass.
Mind you, you could still be taking them home if it doesn't go. I could be.
There's been no lot sticking, today. Unfortunately. Which is a good sign.
You don't want to tempt fate, Paul. No.
We know how tenuous and fragile an auction is.
I'm getting quite... Oh, are you? Have a drink afterwards. I will.
Lot 112 is a pair of Austrian... Here we go.
Lot 112. We'll say ?50.
?50? Hmm... ?40? ..?20?
?20 bid. ..?30, ?40, ?50... ?60?
Watch this guy.
We're looking for ?60. Come on. Please.
At ?50 in the centre of the room. Selling for ?50... All finished?
At least they've made. They sold.
I'm sorry if it wasn't just quite enough, but it got there.
It did. That's fine. No problem. ..And thanks very much, James. Thank you, James. Pleasure.
Back with more valuations soon.
While James and Nigel look for more treasures, I'm off to Haddon Hall, Bakewell,
where guide Jo Walker gets me going with some medieval oak.
Oh, wow! Jo, this is superb! This is superb! Look at the length of this!
It's no wonder it's called the Long Gallery. What's the length? 114ft.
It's seven times as long as it is wide, which is a nice proportion.
What was this room used for? Exercise. Skittles, bowls, tennis.
The panelling's stunning! Everywhere is just full of the most gorgeous limed oak. Look at that cornice.
That fretwork is beautiful.
The limed oak, which I don't suppose was very easy to work, took a long time to do.
It was completed about 400 years ago.
The door's overmantel is pretty. Any reference to peacocks? There's peacocks on the Manners family crest.
They have owned the house for that last 400 years. The present owner is Lord Edward Manners.
I see the crest is picked up on the wall.
The house was empty for 200 years.
The 9th Duke of Rutland came back in the 1920s and restored it.
So this is a medieval building, but with later additions. That's right.
It grew like an oak tree. Generations added bits. This was the last bit.
We try to date things by the coat of arms. It's old, isn't it? That's unbelievable!
I love these iron lock plates. Have you got the keys? No, we haven't.
It's had some worm. Not much gets to that age without a bit of woodworm.
This is lovely. This is a classic carving in all oakwork - a trefoil.
What would this have had in it? We believe it was in the chapel
and may have contained the priest's vestments. It could have been a dower chest. Full of ladies' frillies. Yes.
An awful lot of underwear! Yes.
I've just noticed what I'm kneeling on. Look at the size of these floorboards. They are stunning! Yes.
I love seeing these handmade nails.
The acid in the sap of the oak has attacked the metal -
Back in the valuation room, James is examining different wood.
Now, you've brought in a very splendid music stand.
Lovely mahogany, with the brass mounts. How did you come by it?
Well, I bought a young pig, and it wanted rearing.
So we reared it,
and then I sold it for breeding for... It fetched ?100.
So I'd seen this in the shop, and bought it for ?100. So straight swap?
Yes, for the pig. Large white to music stand.
Have you ever used it? No, because I don't play any instrument.
It's a fine piece. Lovely piece.
I've had a good look. I like these supports. It's got a very nice stem. It's been beautifully polished.
The legs are undamaged, which is nice. It's got an unusual flat top.
No. So, 15 years ago it was ?100.
No. So, 15 years ago it was ?100. Today, we should put an estimate of ?800 to ?1,200 on it.
Very good. That's lovely. I think it could do quite well. Yes.
It'll probably be bought by a musician, maybe a good furniture dealer, who'll want a curio
to draw people onto the stand.
It's a very decorative item. As it attracted you 15 years ago, I'm sure it'll attract somebody.
It's certainly better than ?100, isn't it? Certainly!
And a better investment than many other things. Yes.
Sometimes even experts need a second opinion.
Nigel, what do you think about this?
It's lovely. It's got a nice, fiddle-back, mahogany top.
It's all original, isn't it, by the looks of it?
To a musician it's a nice thing, isn't it? A stand like that.
?800 to ?1,200.
Quite. It'd be nice to have an estimate of ?800 to ?1,200, rather than a more ambitious one...
of ?1,000 to ?1,500 or more.
You've brought two interesting things. Very different, aren't they?
This one - what do you know about this? Well, it was bought in Italy 100 years ago. In Italy? Yes. Right.
My grandparents lived outside Milan,
and at that period, probably up to 1910, I think she bought quite a lot of vases.
Right. This came originally from Germany.
This is made by Villeroy Boch, in Mettlach,
Not as popular as it once was... but a nice thing.
Nice scenes with cherubs all the way round. They're all different.
This is something that caught my eye.
I've looked and looked for a mark on this.
You've got to look a little harder. I can't find it,
but I'm almost certain it's by Franz Bergman, who did this type of thing.
He's a Moorish man, with his turban,
carrying his flintlock rifle. And it's picked out in cold decoration,
which means it's got oil-based decoration.
Yes, there's different colours on it. Specially painted. Yes.
It's got a warming feel to it, but a very commercial subject.
He's very topical. He could be an Afghanistan. I don't think he is.
but that's not too serious. He's been in several fights. He's been fighting hard. Yes.
What do you think he might fetch? You'd better tell me. Any ideas?
I think he's worth quite a bit, because he could be an Afghan rebel.
I don't think he is, but I think he's worth somewhere in the region of ?250 to ?350.
I think he's worth more than that. Oh, I do. Well, you might be right. I hope I am. I'm normally proved wrong.
We tend to be a bit conservative on estimates. Yes.
We could put him in at ?300 to ?350. Would you be happy with that? Yes.
My stepfather bought it at an auction in Manchester.
Can you remember what he paid? No. How long ago?
It would be 15-20 years ago. I think it was 20 years ago. And he paid a few hundred then, did he? Oh, yes,
You've brought in these three items.
Which is the most valuable?
I'm not really sure, because that looks more attractive,
and I've been told that's a really rare piece
because of the colour and type of bottle it is. So I'm not sure.
I like this. I'm very much a wood person.
It's Indian - it's a nice tea caddy.
It's carved with fun mongooses.
I think you're right about the bottle - it's a very unusual colour.
Normally, they're clear or green. The thing that we can dismiss
is this. I think it's Czechoslovakian. It's end-of-day glass - that's bottled glass -
and it's just a rather nice thing. Oh, well.
Tell me about the bottle. Well, my uncle, who was a builder, was working in an old hospital in Birmingham,
Have you done further research on that? I've gone onto the Internet,
and this rare cods bottle, I think they call it, is quite valuable.
It's in very good condition, isn't it? Yes.
The glass ball's in there to trap the fizz. It's a ginger beer bottle.
It's interesting that blue in glass is associated with poisons.
This is definitely not a poison bottle. It's got some great marks.
And you could be right. Any idea about value?
Well, I've been told, perhaps ?500 plus, but I'm not totally sure.
Right... That's quite a bullish estimate.
HE LAUGHS That's what I've been told.
I think probably less. If we say ?150 to ?200.
So you brought this rather revolting piece of Clarice Cliff...
It's not pretty. No. How long have you had to live with it? Ten years.
Before that, my parents had it for another 20. It's an old piece. Yes.
What worries us about Clarice Cliff, particularly something as weak as this, is that is it original?
There's the mark - the famous Clarice Cliff facsimile signature.
It's strange because it's under the glaze - it's normally over the glaze.
We could get ?70 to ?100 for it. I'd be surprised if we don't sell it.
Do you want to flog it on and cash in? Flog it!
Give me the cash. Give you the cash. Yes.
What will you do with the money? Wine. Wine? Yes. Bottles of Chablis.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Now it's Nigel's turn to seek a second opinion.
James, tell me what you think about this. Is that all right?
It could be all right. It's not a commercial piece.
No, this basket weave, honey glaze... But it's got some nice, geometric patterning.
Is it from a decent source?
It was Grandma's, so it must be all right. It's not a reproduction.
I've not seen that pattern before. No. Sort of coiled pattern.
It looks like one of those linen baskets.
It does, doesn't it? ..Sort of a soiled linen basket.
I'm trying to find a hallmark. ..Here it is.
We've got an anchor, which is the assay mark for Birmingham, and the date letter is an "I" - that's 1908.
to support the watch. Here's the watch itself - nothing special.
It's Argentine. It's not silver...
It's like a German nickel silver. And a very nice, clean movement in there. ..Where did you get it from?
It belonged to my elder brother, who worked for Rotary watches and clocks.
And he...um... It must be 20 years since I've seen it.
It's been thoroughly polished over the years.
He had a home help. Probably the home help.
Unfortunately, it has been vigorously polished and has a crack,
which has sprung this border round here.
It should make... We'll put an estimate of ?50 to ?70 on it. Um...
That's a modern piece of Wedgwood.
And that is probably the holder for a lighter.
This is dated '73, and I think it's probably as late as that - 1970s,
so it's fairly modern. It's Jasperware on a black basalt ground.
It's made in exactly the same way Wedgwood was made in the 1780s.
It's probably worth a few pounds - ?3, ?4, ?5.
And then we come to the star of the lot. This is Mason's ironstone.
You've got the early Mason's mark, which was produced in the 1820s,
but you've got "England" added - and that was only used at the end of the 19th century.
But the pattern and the shape is from the early period, so that's what is confusing.
An earlier one would be worth ?200 to ?400.
Thanks for bringing those. Thanks very much. It's a pleasure.
Two nice carriage clocks here.
Both of them are what is known as...a corniche case.
And this one here...
unfortunately, has a little more dust in it.
Where did this stand? On a mantelpiece,
10, 12, 15 years. I think the person responsible for this...
There's a little chip in this lens, and, as every year has gone by, the dust has settled in the movement.
Quite a nice ring. It strikes on a gong.
The gong is still blued, so there isn't too much moisture going in there. ..It's a nice item.
It's a big job to take apart and reassemble.
It's like taking your car engine apart. ..But a nice item.
The smaller fellow - rather fun.
But our old friend the dust has got in there.
A simple movement. It doesn't strike on anything.
Now, what I would suggest to you is that they're put up together
as one lot at auction. Both would have originally been supplied
with a red morocco travelling case to have protected them.
I would recommend an estimate of sort of ?180 to ?220...
For the two? ..for the two items. That's roughly valuing this one
slightly higher. We're going for about ?100. And then this one at about ?80.
and we might do all right on that. Very good. Shall we? Have a go!
What about Peter? We can always... Put a reserve price on.
Put a reserve price on it. What I'd recommend is ?180 for those two.
Let's hope we do well. LAUGHS
Earlier, I was in the most recent part of Haddon Hall.
In the oldest hall, Mary gave me an insight into medieval entertaining.
Mary, we're in the Great Hall - the original Haddon Hall, isn't it? Yes. Where all the entertaining was done.
Well, entertaining, but people would have lived here -
eating and sleeping, but later on just eating.
This is the high table.
This is superb. It's elm. Yes. It's huge! It's about 18ft long.
Top dog and underdog. I would've been the underdog, covered in sawdust!
Well, you'd of got more beer. Exactly. That was their reward.
Look at these saw marks - all hand sawn.
Unbelievably hard work. You're looking at the good side.
The underside was worn out, so they turned it over. The legs are trestles and the top is called the board.
All the modern expressions - bed and board, board games, chairman of the board -
come from these table tops.
It's absolutely superb! I love these bases,
and I love the legs, with these shoes. The detail is superb.
This is one hell of a survivor. It is. God, it's nippy in here, Mary.
Get the fire on. We wear plenty of layers! The original fire would have been in the centre of the room,
No, we have spectacular kitchens. Come and I'll show you. For sure.
Oh, this is wonderful!
These are the kitchens. Built at the same time...
as the Great Hall. You might think it's cold in here... It's freezing!
It would have been extremely hot. I can imagine. Two fireplaces in here.
One for boiling and one for spit roasting.
Henry VIII is said to have sent a circular to all the palace kitchens
instructing the kitchen boys to wear a loin cloth for decency's sake.
I'm trying to use my imagination that it's hot in here. There's no way I'll take my clothes off!
What is this? It's like a shed from the Orkneys! It's the cook's bed.
He did better than everybody else. Warm. He had a bed -
everybody else had to sleep on the floor.
It is quite unusual because it is quite primitive,
yet this panelling has raised, linen-fold detail. That's probably come from something else.
Yes, Cook wouldn't have been so important as to have had panelling.
He obviously had trouble getting in. He has a step.
Yes. There's some beautiful pieces of wood here.
They would have sat on that. Yes. Toast their toes.
Speaking of which, are there any warm fires we can go and sit by?
Yes. Up in the dining room. Let's go!
Mrs Tregelles thinks her bronze warrior is topical...
Well, either way, it's a fine piece and should make its reserve.
Excessive polishing and dust
may have taken some of the shine off
Mr Dawkins' timepieces.
Shelagh hates Clarice Cliff, but has a taste for fine wines.
Will she be flush enough to buy a case?
At the Wilkinson and Beighton saleroom,
all our owners and antiques have arrived safely.
The music stand and the bronze warrior are coming under scrutiny.
What does auctioneer Paul Beighton think of our owner's pieces? And how accurate are our valuations?
And she did pay ?200 for this 20 years ago.
Antiques aren't always a cast-iron investment.
We've got three clocks from Mr Dawkins. The first one is a pocket table clock.
There is slight damage on the case...
It should make ?40, ?60. Probably end up halfway. James reckons up to ?70.
And these two carriage clocks?
I would think they'll make ?200 - ?100 a piece.
Our experts thought ?220 for the lot.
Mr Dawkins, with luck, could be walking home with ?300.
Shelagh's Clarice Cliff vase, which has been in the family for 30 years.
Decorative. Clarice Cliff is selling.
She wanted rid of it. She didn't like it.
as they watch their item go under the hammer. Jill's hoping her music stand will fly!
One of the most interesting stories of the day was Jill's, because it involves a pig. Tell us about that.
About ten years ago, we were invited out for Christmas Eve, and we went to look at the pigs.
Amongst them was the runt of the litter. So, as we've got a farm, my husband said that we would rear it.
We put it in a box in the garage with a heat lamp for a few days...
Was it poorly? No, it was cold and needed warmth.
Did you wrap it in hot water bottles? Well, yes, they might have had one at one time.
As it grew bigger, it went into a sty. It grew so big that we sold it.
Did the pig have a name? We called it Perky. Brilliant! And you've brought a picture. Here's Perky...
?320... BANGS GAVEL
The auction's underway. The three timepieces are first up.
We're here with Mr Dawkins, who's got the three clocks coming up.
The first one's the pocket table clock. That's right. I like that. Slightly Art-Nouveau looking. It is.
Excited? Butterflies are turning a bit. Yeah? When it got to the 150s, it started to move a little bit.
Yeah. They slowed down a bit, but it's picking up. ..A bit of a lull.
That's right. How do you feel? I'm all right. Confident? Need to phone a friend? Not yet. No.
eight-day pocket watch. We're on.
We're on. Showing over there.
Who'll give me ?20? ..?10?
We are. He should push it more.
?25...if you're done. That was REALLY disappointing.
I know. That was worth much more than ?40.
I think it was worth more. Shh! Let's see if we can salvage it now.
Two carriage clocks. Start me at ?100.
Nice little clocks. ?100? No lower.
Can I say ?120? They're low ins, aren't they?
?160? Don't miss them. ?140...
?160...new bidder. ?180?
?160. Can I say ?180? Good. Oh, go on. Bid again. Are you back in?
At ?160. If you're all finished...
This is slow. Oh, dear. Never mind. Maybe you should have cleaned them.
I enjoyed the experience. You'll come back. And it's in the catalogue.
I shall be coming back here with some more. Yeah, and you might come back to the next one and buy something.
Mr Dawkins was realistic. Damage to your item will damage its value.
Mrs Tregelles couldn't come, so we'll look after her Afghan rebel.
Were coming up to Mrs Tregelles's lot, which is the statue. Yes, the Franz Bergman bronze,
the cold-painted bronze. It's a nice thing. High reserve on it.
I think it's got enough money on it.
It's damaged, and buyers are finicky about the condition on these things.
It's a pity she can't be with us today. Yes.
Anyway...here we go. Here we go.
Interesting lot. ?100?
?280, ?300, ?320.
?340? ..At ?320 in the centre...
?340, will you? All finished?
Another winner, Nigel. Bang on. ..I'm happy with that. She paid ?200
for that 20 years ago. She paid a lot for it. Not much of a return. No, but it's a good price.
Your music stand's excellent. That's got to go today. I hope so. The only thing that's going to let it down,
is the fact that it doesn't adjust in height. Doesn't it? No.
It might stop a musician buying it for different heights.
We rather hope some sort of good furniture dealer might buy it for their shop or for their stand. Yes.
It's a rare lot.
Will you start me at ?500? ..?400?
?200? Oh, dear. It's amazing how slow it is to begin with.
?220, ?240, ?260,
?280, ?300, ?320, ?340,
?360, ?380, ?400,
?420, ?440, ?460, ?480,
?520. Looking for ?540.
At ?520... ?540, will you?
?520... Oh, come on. Push, push!
The reserve's higher. It's not sold.
Never mind. Oooh. It doesn't matter. I shall take it home
and put it back. Still have memories of Perky the pig? Yes. He's staying with you.
but it's not a bad thing to be taking back home.
The final lot is Shelagh's Clarice Cliff vase.
Shelagh is exemplary - because you don't care about this, do you? No.
You just want to flog it! Exactly! No reserve? No.
Nigel thinks you'll get ?80 for it. We'll be happy with that. Have you got any more?
I've got more Clarice Cliff at home. Hiding away in the attic?
Well, it was in a cupboard wrapped in bubble wrap. We don't use it.
If you don't like it, get it out...
Nigel will get round there in his van. Yeah, we'll move it on for you.
It's the most disgusting piece of pottery, but it'll make money.
You'll be all right on this.
There's enough people out there with bad taste. There's no accounting for that!
The unusual thing about it is - underneath it has a "Patent applied for" mark, which is very rare. Oooh!
It's ugly. Bids will be at ?60. ?70, will you? ?70, can I say?
At ?60... ?70, ?80,
?90, ?100... ?110?
At ?100... ?110, will you?
?130? ?120 bid. This is great, Nigel.
At ?120. ..All finished with it?
Well done! It's what we predicted. We thought it might go above. Yeah.
That's what we like to see. You can spend that on something you do like.
Shelagh, that's ?120. That's pretty good.
You're going home happy. Yes. I'm just relieved I got one right! Yes!
Well, it's been an interesting auction.
That's all for today. There's been highs and lows. Join us next time.
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