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An antiques auction is full of expectation and this saleroom is very busy.
We'll meet people who have decided to sell antiques after consulting our experts.
Is their trust well placed or will their hopes of an auction windfall be dashed when the hammer falls?
One to wave goodbye to! Yes!
I'm staggered! Call your mother! That is fantastic!
Fingers crossed for next time. I'm sorry. That's all right.
Result! Somebody pick me off the floor!
We're at a hotel in Coventry. People want a valuation before deciding if they want to sell at auction.
On hand with their expert knowledge are the two Flog It experts.
David Barby particularly likes decorative objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Birmingham-based Kevin Jackson can turn his eye to just about anything.
Today, they have to put their own preferences aside and give sound advice to everybody they meet.
This picture has good light detail.
It reminds me of an artist called De Breanski,
who painted Highland scenes in the middle to the latter part of the 19C.
He had this light detail, invariably with cattle in the foreground.
We haven't got the cattle. We've got a pair of figures.
The balance of it holds together well.
The artist, Jamesone, painted Highland scenes,
so popular during Victoria's reign.
She loved Balmoral, and anything Scottish was in favour at that time.
Where did you get this? My father bought it from a shop in Wales, but I don't know any history to it.
Was he an art connoisseur? No, not really. He was a great photographer.
Right. But not art, as such. So he had an eye for balance? Oh, yes. This is why he chose this picture? Yes.
You don't like this? I like it, but it doesn't fit in my house and it's rather over...
Overpowering. Yes. I understand. What about your son? Would you pass it on?
No, my flat's a bit more modern than this. You're more minimalistic? I think so, yes.
Modern prints? Yes. I understand that, but I think it's good.
If this goes up for auction, I think we'd get something around ?350, ?450,
but I'd put your reserve lower than that, so we can attract a greater interest. Fine.
I'll be led by you. More people will come along. Thank you.
Right, sir. We've got a clock, I take it. Yeah.
Probably French. Can you tell me its history? It was passed down through the family.
When the father-in-law died, he passed it on to the wife. That's as much as I know.
It's a family member? Yes. Been in the family a long time? Yes. Do you use it? Does it keep good time?
As a rule. Yes. If we keep it wound up. I'll take your word for that.
I would say it's probably Victorian.
A rosewood case, inlaid in marquetry,
with probably a satin walnut or a boxwood inlay.
Um, looking at the dial, we can see there the enamelling and the name.
That's interesting - J Sewell Co of Paris, so it is French.
White enamel dial. It has got a bit of a crack, which is a shame. Yeah.
Enamel dials tend to distort, then crack, so that's what's happened.
Otherwise, it's in good condition.
I'll have a look at the movement, if I may. Yeah.
Oh, right. We've got a silk suspended pendulum.
That's an interesting feature of the clock. It doesn't make it rarer, but it's nice it's still there.
Mantel clocks, as a rule, we do see a lot of. They were so well made, there are still a lot of them about,
but it's a good example. I would've thought getting on for about ?200.
Would that be the price you were expecting or a pleasant surprise? A pleasant surprise, yeah.
That's good. Would you be interested in selling it? Yeah.
We can put it in the auction? Yeah. Marvellous.
I've also spotted some rather nice spoons. Yeah.
Quite a bit of weight in those.
I believe you've had a look at the hallmarks? Yeah. What date are they? 1808. 1808. Good early ones.
Only thing I will say, with the flatware, it's something you do see a lot of - the odd spoon and fork,
so there are still quite a few of them about. The real value lies in the complete canteens.
Value-wise, I would've thought, for a good pair of spoons, probably getting on for about ?100. Yeah.
Have these been tucked away at home in a drawer? Yes. Are they family heirlooms or...
Passed on from my father-in-law. They belong to me daughter and she's strapped for a bit of cash -
she could do with some conversion. So the funds they raise will be well spent? Yeah.
We could auction those and raise your daughter some cash. Thank you.
Tell me - where did the clock come from? It was passed down to my wife when my father-in-law died.
So it's been in the family a long time? As far as I know, yes.
Is that going to be a wrench to sell? Well, I like it. You like it? Yeah. Who doesn't, though? The wife.
The wife? Yeah. And she wears the trousers, does she? Anything for an easy life! Her indoors. Her indoors!
She's watching this probably right now. Yeah. What did our experts value that at? Roughly, ?200. Right.
It's not a lot for a nice walnut mantel clock, but then it's a foreign one, so...
What'll you put the money towards? That'll be the wife's decision.
You've brought two things. Yes. They seem unconnected. Yes. But they're both continental origin. Oh.
Where do they come from? My husband's family.
Right. Any more history than that? No. I know nothing about them.
This dates from the beginning of the 20th century. Would that sort of shed a light on its origin? Yes, it would.
They moved into their cottage at Wolverton. What date? 1902. Interesting. Were they newly-weds?
It was his second marriage. Oh. This could've been a wedding present? Yes.
It dates from around that period. Do you like this? No. Why not?
I think it's ugly. Ah. When my wife and myself first met, we collected Art Nouveau.
Right. This is an Art Nouveau piece.
First, it has this lovely iridescent bowl. Very much in the manner of Loetz, but I don't think it is.
It has this wonderful fretwork in a base metal which, at some time, has either been silvered or gilded.
We've got this lovely organic form, typical of continental Art Nouveau.
The whole thing is balanced on these tendrils.
You look at this and think, "It's French, Austrian - that sort of development of Art Nouveau." Right.
The English were more restrained, hence you'd say, "It's continental."
But it has an excitement - it has a vibrancy, which I like.
If this goes up for sale, there'll be a lot of interest. Right.
We want to pitch the market right -
I'd say ?280 to ?350 with the hope that it will do more. Oh, excellent. You'll be happy? Definitely.
What are you going to do with the money? Probably buy more antiques.
What do you collect? All sorts of things. Very eclectic. I like Chinese things. But not Art Nouveau?
No. Right. No!
You've also brought this toy. Who did this belong to?
My husband. He's agreed to sell, has he? Yes.
This is quite an interesting piece.
What is fascinating is, first of all, it's German.
You always associate with German toys, quality. Yes.
You've only got to look at this to see you can start it working.
That is wonderful! Wonderful! That, I think, is an executive toy, don't you think? Oh, yes. Could be.
The date of this has to be postwar.
It has to date for 1950s, 1960s.
Oh. I thought it was older than the '60s. Right.
'50s, '60s, because here it has "Made in Western Germany". Right.
That has to be after World War II.
I see. The other giveaway as regards its date is on the box. Right.
We could have a landscape of Coventry. Yes.
They were rebuilding at the same time and probably with the same equipment,
so '50s, '60s - that's the date. OK.
What is good, you've got the original box. Yes, it's very tatty, though.
But you haven't stuck it together with Sellotape. No.
But here - the quality. We've got four languages, so this was intended to be sold all over the world. OK.
It's a quality toy - a collector's item - and in this condition,
at auction, I think this will go for, let's say, ?50 to ?80. Ooh!
Excellent. It may do more, but we have to set the reserve slightly lower to encourage the market.
Do you want us to sell that? Yes.
Beryl, thank you. Thank you. Not at all. You've made my day. Good.
Our valuations are well and truly under way, so let's see how these first objects do in the saleroom.
Ian likes the painting bought by his father, but it doesn't fit his house and his son doesn't want it either.
David thinks it has some special appeal.
It's in the manner of De Breanski, who painted Highland scenes. It's got a good lighting effect.
At that price, very good.
John's French clock has been handed down through the family,
but it has some damage to the enamel dial.
Clocks can be hit and miss. If you've got the right man, that'll do well, but if not, it could be hit and miss.
John brought the spoons on behalf of his daughter, who'd prefer the cash.
Kevin is sure they'll do well.
The spoons should do really well. We said ?100. I think they'll do more.
Beryl's glass bowl might have been a wedding present for the in-laws in 1902, but she wants to sell.
It's not by a famous maker, but David has hopes for it.
It's the epitome of continental Art Nouveau - a combination of the Loetz-style glass
encased in wonderful sort of plant organic forms.
At ?280 to ?350, I like it, and I trust someone else will like it, too.
David was intrigued by Beryl's toy crane, made when Britain and Germany were rebuilding after the war.
This is a wonderful toy. It's the sort of toy I never had as a child -
we couldn't afford it. That is a brilliant, craftsman-made toy.
At ?50 to ?80, somebody will get great pleasure, but not a child.
Our auction today comes from a village hall near Kidderminster.
Auctioneer John Carter and his staff have been unpacking for hours, ready for buyers to browse
through hundreds of items up for sale, but what does he think of our first few lots?
Isn't this a bit of fun? It's got to be the ultimate in executive toys.
David's hoping for ?50 to ?80. Do you reckon we'll have any German toy collectors? Yes.
I think we'll get within that price bracket. Beryl will be pleased.
She got it from her husband's side of the family. This is French - she obviously likes foreign stuff. Um...
At a distance, it looks like a really super piece.
You have this wonderful iridescent bowl, which is like Loetz glass,
but I do feel that the stand it's in lets it down.
It's cheap. It is. Cheap casting. It's not bronze - it's a base metal and it's not particularly well-cast.
What are you going to say to that?
I... What sort of figure? I'd say ?150 to ?200.
David's looking for ?280 to ?350 for that. Is he, indeed? Yes. Well, there's an optimist for you.
OK, next, we've got some Georgian spoons. These are very nice. Mmm.
A pair of Georgian serving spoons.
George III? George III. Yeah.
1808. I can't make out the maker's mark, but what a lovely pair of serving spoons. They are.
Kevin's valued them at ?100. That's maybe half what we'll get for them.
Brilliant. I see them going for double that. Excellent.
Well, everybody's having a good look just before the sale starts. It's so important to look everywhere.
Check the whole auction room - you never know what you'll find. Look what I found in the reception!
It's a wonderful carpenter's chest.
It's full of old moulding planes,
side rebate planes, big jack planes,
marking gauges - all sorts of tools and gouges. A spokeshave.
Some guy has made his living from this chest, and I think it's wonderful, such a comprehensive set.
The sale's under way. All we need now are a few keen buyers to raise their hands and bid on our lots.
Beryl, we've got both your lots running consecutively. Right. First up is the iridescent bowl.
Yes. Now, I know YOU don't like it. No, I don't.
And you'll be glad to see that go. I will, I will.
It's been in the loft for 11 years, so I'll be glad to see it go. It's a bit too pretty to put in the loft.
It catches the light well. True.
At this particular saleroom, there's a lot of Art Nouveau pieces,
so it's got a good home. Mmm. Fingers crossed. Isn't it packed? It is.
Very, very warm in here.
The Art Nouveau lustre bowl.
Very pretty bowl, this.
?180 bid. Do I see ?190? That's very good. Good.
?180. Do I see ?190 anywhere? ?190. Come on!
?200? Brilliant - he's got a big lift. Good. 210? 220?
?230. The bid's in the room at ?230. Do I see ?240?
Ooh! All done at ?230.
That's not too bad. That's one to wave goodbye to. Yes, yes!
A couple of pounds for this! I do like the crane - it's wonderful.
Bid for it. I haven't got a desk - you need to work in an office.
Rubbish. I'm on the road all the time. I'm sure you've got somewhere you could keep it.
The toy crane! Fingers crossed.
Great engineering. Yes. Beautiful!
I could never afford a toy like this!
?30 I'm bid. The bid's with me at ?30.
Do I see ?35? We need another ?10. Yes. This is...
No interest in this lot? All done! Not sold. Never mind!
It's one of those things. Sorry about that.
I'd put that back in the box and keep it. Will do. For another ten years! Yeah.
You could try another auction house. Yes. They do vary. Or a specialist toy one? Yes, yes.
Oh, well, fingers crossed. Next time. Oh, sorry. That's all right.
The bowl did well, and the crane is worth keeping until it's worth more.
All we need now are some picture dealers to fight over Ian's picture.
Not long now. Right. Any reservations about getting rid of the painting? No.
It won't make the reserve. Don't be pessimistic. Bring confidence. Yes.
David, tell us about the artist. He's a follower of De Breanski,
a late-19th-century artist, liked to paint sunsets behind mountains with cattle in the foreground.
This is in the same tradition. It's good quality, decorative - a good furnishing picture.
We'll sell it - don't be so pessimistic! I think it'll go. Yeah?
We've come onto this landscape by Jamesone,
recorded artist, Scottish landscape.
There we are. Ready to hang.
?250 bid. Do I see ?260?
The bid's with me at ?250 - do I see ?260? ?270?
He's got something... Quite.
?300. The bid is now in the room at ?300.
Do I see ?310 anywhere? Being sold for ?300.
It's done ?300. Bang on. That's what I wanted. Yes.
Bang on the lowest. Not too bad. I didn't think it'd make it, so... You weren't confident enough.
Are you going to split the money with your son? He's going to have his commission!
We could do with a couple of strong sales. I like John's spoons - I'm hoping they're going to do well.
John, silver spoons are coming up soon. How are you feeling? Bit nervous? A bit. Who drove you in?
I came with the wife. She's here? Yeah. Rooting for you? Down there.
The spoons are excellent. Lovely George III spoons. You've got no reserve on there -
did you have any idea of their value before you spoke to Kevin? No. So ?100 was a surprise? Yeah.
Are they your spoons? No, they belong to my daughter. Right. Her grandfather left them to her.
She's inherited them. Yes. Does she know the value? No. So we can give her a big surprise. Yeah.
What is she going to spend the money on? A Welsh dresser. Oh, good girl!
You should invest in oak furniture, especially 18th or 17th century.
?6, ?8, ?10, ?12. This is the first of two lots.
Yes. We got a clock to follow. Yeah. Were you happy with the valuation on that? Yes. Yeah.
Happy with that, Kevin? Reappraising your thoughts?
Looking at what some of the clocks have been making today, they're not at the higher end of the premiums.
I would've thought, taking into account not all the clock buyers are here today, more like ?100 to ?150.
Lower than you thought? Yeah. Hopefully, these spoons do well.
I want to see these double their estimate. Starting bid of ?210.
What do you think? Straight in at ?220. ?230. ?240. Brilliant!
In the room at ?240. ?250. ?260.
?270. ?280. ?290.
?300. And ?10.
?310. Do I see ?320?
Being sold for ?310. All done.
That's excellent. You've got to give her a call - ?310.
Yeah. You were scared because your missus is trying to buy something -
she's going to give your credit card a bashing. Yeah.
What do you do for a living? I'm retired. I used to work at Jaguar Cars, Coventry. All your life?
The last 25 years. Mind you, that's a lifetime you were working! Yeah. Nowadays! Nowadays, yeah.
Do you drive a Jag? I wish.
Lot 240 now.
We come on to this very nice little French inlaid mantel clock.
It's very decorative. Lovely. I just don't think the clock buyers are in.
No. That's a great size clock for anybody.
I have a bid of ?160. Oh, there we go - it's sold!
That's short and sweet, really. ?190. ?200.
?230. In the room at ?230.
?240. ?250. ?260.
You told me lies!
?280. ?290? ?290.
?350 on my right. Gobsmacked!
So am I!
Congratulations! You have to phone your daughter
and tell her what's gone on today.
People are still waiting to see our experts
to hear if they have a small fortune packed away in their boxes and carrier bags.
My favourite potter is William Moorcroft.
I love the story that he started with the company that made insulators for early telegraph poles.
Because the kilns had to be at such a high temperature, he employed glazes that wouldn't change pigment.
He developed a range of glazes that ran into one another without disappearing,
so we have these lovely glazes.
Now, this is an unusual piece because it's the Coronation of George VI in 1937.
So where did you get this from?
I picked it up in an antique shop on my travels, a few years ago. I felt it was of interest due to the date.
Right. The Coronation of George VI. How much did you pay for this? Is it rude to ask? Not at all.
About ?6. ?6? Goodness me! That was an astute investment. How long ago was that? About three years ago.
Only three years ago? Yes, yes! Goodness me! I would rate this now as a choice collector's item.
Not due to its Royal commemorative value - and there are collectors who do purchase pieces like this -
but the fact it is Moorcroft, and I would put this somewhere in the region of ?100. Yes.
So, if we sold this, I would give an estimate, let's say, ?80 to ?120,
and price the reserve just slightly lower than the ?80. Uh-huh, yes.
Would you be happy at that? Indeed.
It's a good investment. You won't lose anything. No. I could give you ?6 and you still wouldn't lose!
I think it's absolutely super.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
Good morning. Morning. I saw you in the queue and I couldn't help but notice this lovely bronze figure.
Could you tell me about it? I don't really know much.
It was brought to me by my husband for a birthday present and I liked it because we had a large house
and it looked very nice in the hallway.
He's a heavy chap - I bet you've struggled to get him down here. Yes.
He's a cast bronze figure - probably a Greek mythological character.
There's good things and bad things.
Good thing is he's a lovely, decorative item and would appeal to many prospective purchasers.
Worst thing is I can't see a sculptor's mark or foundry mark. Yes.
That always adds to the value. Yeah.
With those marks, I would've thought an estimate of ?1,000 to ?1,500.
Without the foundry or sculptor's marks,
at an auction you'd put it in with an estimate of about ?500 to ?800.
If you get a couple of people that like it, it could make a bit more.
It's a nice thing. Is that about what you thought it was worth? Mmm.
I was hoping a bit more. A little bit more. Yeah.
I think that's a wise estimate. Yeah. It's a tempting estimate. It could make a bit more -
I think it's a wise and safe estimate.
I'd like to consider. Think about it? Yes. Maybe come back later? Yes.
OK. Thank you. Thank you.
This is a lovely bowl. I think so.
Do you forage around antique shops a lot? A lot. Is Moorcroft something you collect?
I don't particularly collect it. If there was a nice piece, I'd like it.
Table dressing. Yes. What is your main bag? What do you look for?
Anything that attracts the eye. Best way. Indeed. That's an example.
You don't get disappointed. That's lovely. I suppose you'll invest the money in more antique shops?
Looking at this Shelley tea service, it doesn't look like it's been used.
I don't believe it has - not in my lifetime. Does it belong to you? No, it belonged to my mother.
She was given it by her mother when she was in her early teens. Right.
She put it away for when she got married.
She may have used it once or twice, but she put it away for best.
It's not been used, apart from the condiment set, with any regularity. Your mother must be - what - 85?
She's 85. Same generation as my mother. We have a Sunday best room. I didn't dare go in that room.
This is all Sunday best china? Yes.
You know how I can tell? No. This unusual piece here with the pierced bottom. Yes.
This was made for cress. You have the little shallow bowl there, which would catch the drips of water.
You don't get them together often, so that's a nice part of the service.
Right. Also, you've got not only a Sunday best, you've got a breakfast service, too.
We have these large cup and saucers. Yes. This is an attractive service.
The pattern is called "Melody". It dates from about 1932, 1934.
It's not an extreme Shelley design, which is a cubist pattern. I see.
This is a very middle-class pattern. Right.
The beauty is you've got so many components.
The only thing I can see is there's a bit of damage on the condiment set.
Yes. Was this used? That was used regularly during my childhood.
That was the one piece she did use for some reason. Well, it's very nice to handle.
If this came up for auction, we should get between ?300 and ?400, if not more,
but I'd want to accommodate with a reserve in the region of about ?280.
Fine. Would you be happy with that? Yes.
I'm sure the auctioneers would be happy to sell it. I look forward to it. Good.
She's only used it once or twice.
The condiment set was used on a regular basis, but the rest is unused.
It is your mother's? It is. And now are you going to sell it?
She asked me to get it sold if it would fetch something worth having.
She'd be pleased with the price that's been put on it. She can't make the auction?
No, she's a little infirm, shall we say, and she couldn't cope with the waiting around.
At least she'll get to watch it on TV. She will. Great story. Thanks.
You have some lovely Victorian glass here. Can you tell me about them?
I know they came from Hungary with my mother-in-law. Do you have them displayed in a cabinet at home?
I did, I did, and I recently swapped the cabinet for a bookcase, which was much more necessary,
so the beakers then had nowhere to live.
The pink one doesn't go anywhere in my house. They're looking for a good home? They are, yes.
They're very nice things. This one is my favourite. Cranberry, you could probably just about classify it as.
The way this would've been produced - blown in the cranberry first, then overlaid with the opaque glass,
then sent back to the cutter, who would've cut these window panels,
then on to another chap, who would've applied all this enamel decoration and painted these sprays on it.
At the auction, I would've thought ?150, ?200 - the sort of thing that should sell well.
Is it quite collected? It's very collectable. They produced it in a range of styles and designs.
The ones to look for are the vases.
If you can get those, especially with a portrait on them,
those can be four figures. Yes. Very fashionable.
This one, again, probably Bohemian, same sort of thing,
overlaid with a white glass, then cut back to reveal the green. Not as attractive as that one, I'm afraid.
That's not just because it's pink.
Probably on this one somewhere around about ?100.
They're very sweet and I would think would sell very well. Good.
Would you think of selling them? Yes.
They can certainly go forward for auction - they're lovely.
Yes, they're pretty, but I'm just not a pink person!
Our valuation session is over and we have another group of people eager to see how much money they'll make.
Maureen bought the Moorcroft bowl for ?6. David says its value today is not due to the Royal connection,
but because Moorcroft is so collectable.
I wanted my share of Moorcroft and got something two inches across!
It's super - it's Jubilee year, this is a Coronation piece from 1937, her father.
It's saleable. It's Moorcroft AND it's Royal commemorative ware.
Mrs Rushton HAS decided to sell the bronze,
despite disappointment with Kevin's valuation,
and put a reserve of ?800 on it.
Wonderful! Big, impressive piece.
We told the lady ?500 to ?800, but I think that's going to romp home.
Alistair had his mother's china.
He's to sell, if the price is right.
David said it looks as if it's never been used.
The Shelley tea service, you can't consider as inanimate objects.
Think of the period - 1930s, Gracie Fields drinking tea out of something like that.
It encapsulates that period.
Kate wants to sell the beakers.
She sold the display cabinet they inhabited.
She doesn't mind the green one. Pink is not to her taste!
They're pretty, but I'm just not a pink person!
They should go OK - they're quality, they're attractive, but could go either way.
The auction room's buzzing with potential buyers,
but before that, let's find out if auctioneer John Carter thinks our owners are going to be in the money.
Do you consider someone's head being chopped off as decorative? It's a matter of taste, but, yes,
in the right hallway, it's a startling piece.
The problem is, it's a decorative piece, but the weight of bronze isn't there. It's very lightweight.
Yeah. No signature, which does affect the value,
and the patina, it's more silvery than the usual bronze patina.
The colour's wrong. Yes, and it's been subject to some rubbing here.
Here, the bronze is showing through clearly.
Kevin's hoping for ?500 to ?800.
Mrs Rushton was disappointed with that, and set the reserve at ?800.
I think we'll have difficulty selling that.
My own feeling is ?300 to ?400. Really? That low?
I think so, yes. I personally don't like it. I wouldn't have it in the house or the garden, would you? No!
Do you like those? I do. Which one? I have to go for the pink one.
You know that's because it's worth a lot more money? I think so, yes.
Tell us about them. I like... Well, Bohemian glass, late 19th century.
Nice white overlay on the ruby glass
and you have those wonderful flowers and decoration
right the way round the centre of the tumbler.
The pink one is worth more. ?100 to ?150, as opposed to ?100 for the green one. I'd go along with that.
The ruby glass is what makes it.
There are collectors of ruby glass and that does help.
Lovely cabinet piece. Absolutely.
I like the green one, but we'll see which does best.
First up, the little Moorcroft bowl.
Maureen, we're one lot away. How are you feeling? Fine.
Hopefully, we're going to watch ?6 turn into ?100. We'll wait and see. That'll be a happy result. Lovely.
An interesting lot. Little Moorcroft bowl.
Quite a rare piece.
A commemorative piece, dated 1937.
You've all seen it. I have a bid of ?50. Do I see ?55?
Bid's with me at ?50.
The bid's in the room at ?75. ?80.
Excellent, excellent! ?105.
On my left at ?105. I'd have liked that. ?110. It's still climbing.
?125. Behind you, sir. ?125. Being sold for ?125. All done.
Congratulations. Yes. Thank you very much. Well done, thank you.
The Moorcroft did well, but I have my doubts about the bronze figure.
At ?800, even the auctioneer thinks the reserve's a bit too high, but you never know!
Nervous? A bit. Is this your first auction? No, I've been to many. We have bought quite a few pieces.
We had to sell them prior to moving house. It's good fun, buying and selling. It's exciting.
Hopefully, you made a little profit. Did you? Yes, I did. There you go!
Lot 90 is the fine bronze at the back of the room. There we are.
A good decorative bronze there, ladies and gentlemen. ?700 bid.
Do I see ?710?
The bid's with me at ?700. Do I see ?710?
No interest in this lot? Oh, no! It's struggling. It's struggling.
Not sold. Not sold.
?700 - all for the sake of ?100.
Mmm. Well... Close, but not quite there. Do you wish you'd lowered the reserve now?
I do, but I feel, you know... You want to stick it out for your ?800.
Looking round here, I don't think anybody would have...
Aw! It's OK.
?24. ?26. ?28. ?30. ?32.
?34. ?36. ?38. ?40.
Kate, I know your glasses, you don't like the pink one. No. I didn't either, yet you're dressed in pink.
It was a bit of defiance. Bit of a rebel? I said I don't like pink, then wear it, just to be naughty.
The pink one's worth more. The pink one was a nicer quality.
Yes. What will you spend the money on? I don't know - I could do with a break.
What do you do for a living? I take people to the theatre. Really? To the West End and Stratford?
Yes, yes. Wow! Bristol, Bath - all over the country. That's enjoyable. Wherever there's anything decent.
Are you an ex-actress? Amateur. An amateur. Amateur.
First up is the pink one. Mmm-hmm. We're hoping for ?150 to ?200. Yes.
Were you happy with that? Yes. Did you think it would be worth that?
I knew they were nice, but... You had no idea until Kevin told you. Not really.
I'm sure Kevin's right. I'm sure he is.
He'd better be. He'd better be!
I've got some band-aids outside, so... And he's a fast runner. Yes.
Lot 210. Here we are. First of the tumblers here.
A Bohemian ruby glass and white overlay tumbler.
It's exciting, isn't it? ?120 bid. Do I see ?130?
The bid is with me at ?120. ?130. ?140.
?150. The bid is now in the room at ?150.
Do I see ?160 anywhere?
Being sold for ?150.
It reached the reserve. Never mind. That's the main thing.
It didn't fly away. No. Must've been the colour.
Sold for ?125. All done.
?150 for the best one. Let's hope... Somebody wants the green one.
Or it doesn't go as low as the pink one or you'll chase Kevin. I will.
I've got my fast shoes on, so...
White overlaying gilding.
I have a bid of ?75. Do I see ?80 anywhere?
?80 I'm bid.
?85. That's good. ?90.
That's excellent. ?110. The bid's with you, sir, at ?110.
?115. On my left at ?115.
All done at ?115.
That's good. Are you pleased? Yes, that's better.
I won't chase him now. I've saved myself a sprint to the car park!
?80 anywhere? ?80 I'm bid.
?85. Alistair, you look smart today. Oh, thank you. You turned up well. Well, I've never been on TV before.
The set is now complete, because you found the toastrack. Yes. Ah! Isn't that brilliant? That's brilliant!
My mother asked about the toastrack in the condiment set.
I'd put the condiment set in, but I'd not found the toastrack, so I went to a cupboard and found it.
Let's hope it ups the value. Yes. You can have breakfast now. There's one chip on one of the condiments.
Yes. Because they'd been using it. I know. That was my fault. Antiques are supposed to be used. They are.
Luckily, we kept the rest perfect. Was it in a cabinet or put away? It was in a cabinet for a while,
but, latterly, as my mother's age increased, it was put away,
so it was harder to find that one toastrack. It was really an astute move. It was, wasn't it?
What will she spend the money on? To be truthful, I don't know, but I'd imagine one or two little comforts.
Yeah. I'll have to see. She hasn't decided yet. She'll wait and see.
You'll take her out for a nice lunch somewhere. I'll sort something out.
How old is your mother? 85, but don't tell anyone.
That goes on TV now! Oh, dear. OK, I think we're coming up now - this is our lot. Is it? Yeah.
Lot 60. Very nice Shelley breakfast set here.
There we go. Super set.
Will you be sad to see it go?
Yes, I will - having seen it out in all its glory. OK, here we go.
In the room at ?280. ?290. ?300. ?310.
?320. ?330. ?340.
Excellent! This is good. ?350. ?360. ?370.
?400. And ?20, sir? ?420.
Gentleman at ?420. ?440. ?460.
That's top money for this auction. It's very good.
?580. ?600. And ?20.
?620. ?620! Sugarsville!
?660. ?680. Unbelievable! ?700.
There's two keen buyers. It IS the toastrack. This is what they want.
?800. There's two people fighting for it. ?800!
?860. That went bonkers!
All done at ?860. ?860!
Wow! I know!
My! It's still going! All done at ?900. ?900!
Oh, that's brilliant! Congratulations!
I'm staggered! Phone your mother! Fantastic! It is good. Amazing! That's a world record for Shelley!
Would you have sold it, had it not been for Flog It? Possibly not. Brilliant! There you go.
'Well, what a mixed day. One or two disappointments.
'Mrs Rushton's bronze figure didn't excite anybody here, and Beryl's toy crane didn't reach its reserve,
'but altogether we've made nearly ?3,000!
'John's clock and spoons did very well, sending him home with ?670.
'And who would've thought you'd get ?900 for a flowery tea set?
'Alistair's mum thought she'd get ?200 for it, so she'll be pleased!'
What a lot of highs and lows! We've had two no sales, but most owners went home happy.
What about the Shelley tea service? ?900! It shows the toastrack DID make a difference.
See you next time on Flog It!