Paul Martin is joined by antique experts Philip Serrell and Michael Baggott in Derby. Michael's passion for jewellery is satisfied by a dainty art deco cocktail watch.
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The sun is shining, we've got a fantastic crowd.
Welcome to "Flog It!" from Derby! Yes!
One of the few cities with a Viking name
which probably explains why some of the crowd looks like a marauding Viking horde!
Today's venue is just a stone's throw away from this,
the beautiful and tranquil River Derwent,
which flows right through the heart of Derby.
Derby's name originates from the Danish meaning "village of the deer"
and "Derwent" has a Celtic origin meaning "valley" or "the river of the oaks".
And the name of our venue today, The Grand Hall in Derby's Assembly Rooms
where the crowd are filing in, eager to get started.
We're joined by two great names in the antiques trade,
experts Mr Michael Baggott
and Philip Serrell, who's already found some interesting treasure.
Let's get things under way.
-Hadrian, isn't it?
-Are you into this antiques stuff?
-Yes, I collect bits and pieces
and have a collection.
-How did you get into it?
-Watching programmes and reading books.
-It's something I've always liked.
-Flog It's made you an antiques buff?
-It's brought things to the surface.
-You watch "Flog It!" how often?
Two or three times a week. Different programmes.
-I really do, yes.
Now then, is this something you bought a long time ago?
-A year and a half ago.
-A year and a half.
Right. Talk me through the whole thing. Where did you buy it?
-From a market in Limerick.
-In Limerick City.
-Ireland. Is that where you're from?
-That's where I'm from.
-So you're now Hadrian the Hantique, are you?
You bought this 18 months ago. Dare I ask how much for?
-How much is that in proper money?
The market varies. £14.50, 15 quid.
Now then, you're the expert cos you've been watching "Flog It!".
-So what are the good things about that?
It's got its original matchbox inside.
Take it out and show people at home.
It's still in good condition.
It's got where someone lit a candle or a chandelier or something.
You've got the romance in you! "They lit a chandelier"!
They've left a mark on it in the wood itself.
You don't see many with these original boxes.
-You've got a good sales pitch, Hadrian.
-That's what makes it special.
-Is that right?
-The missing part of the puzzle.
-Is it silver?
-How do you know it is?
You've got hallmarks. 1902. Birmingham.
I looked up the maker's name but I've forgotten.
But it's Art Nouveau period style.
He is good, isn't he? Don't you think he is? He's good.
It's got all the signs of quality in it, too.
-That's what I like about it.
You've told me everything so far.
Now tell me what'll it make at auction?
Well, I'd say 40 to £50, I'd say. I've got the matchbox as well.
That's the thing.
You don't have to sell it to me!
-It's the complete thing.
-The complete thing.
-Hadrian, you're going to go a long way!
-I hope so.
-I think you are.
I think that you need to estimate this at auction
-at 20 to £40.
I think we'll put your buying price of £15 as a reserve on it.
-And I think it'll sell.
-I think you've got a great eye.
-Cheers. Thank you.
And I love your patter! I think this should be a career for you.
-I'd like it to be.
-Don't get too good, cos I'd like to keep my job!
-And I think that you are so good, I could be out of work here!
Tell me when you hang your boots up! I'll be there.
Get out of here! Hang my boots up? What does he think he's doing?
-Hadrian, let's get it sold.
-No problem. Fine. Excellent.
Charlie, I can see this piece has been your pride and joy.
-You've polished it to blazes!
-I have, yeah.
Where did you get it? What's the story?
It was originally my son-in-law's. And he's an antique dealer.
I saw it and I said, "Sam, how much is that?" He said, "Well,
"to you, it's £450." I said, "I'll have it."
You didn't think twice. That's the secret when you buy antiques.
You go shopping for antiques.
-If you find something that touches your soul...
-..puts a smile on your face,
buy it, because it'll be gone.
-It will be gone.
-If you can afford it, buy it.
Because it's going to make you happy.
-And it has.
-I've got to ask, why are you selling this?
Well, it's feminine and I'm not!
-It's really out of place.
-It's beautiful, isn't it? Very sweet.
It's a ladies' writing desk, a "bon heure du jour",
which translates as "the good hour of the day".
And this little beauty is a copy of a late 18th-century piece by Sheraton.
It's loosely termed Sheraton revival.
I would put this as late Edwardian,
so it's not pretending to be 18th century.
I'd put this around 1910, 1920.
But it's absolutely stunning. It's beautifully made
by a cabinet maker at the top of his genre. It's just perfection.
It's got a tiny leaf here which folds over
which you can use to write on.
Now, that leather looks to me, this tawed piece of leather,
-looks very 1960s, so that's been replaced. But it doesn't really matter.
This is not meant to be a period piece.
But it's beautifully done. I love the way these legs taper down.
It's so neo-classical. It's got all the right elements about it.
Look at the grain, how beautifully that's been chosen by the cabinet maker.
This is all veneer.
I would say this is veneered onto an oak carcass
because when I looked at the drawer linings
-and looked underneath, it's all oak. Look at this.
You've polished the drawer liners, haven't you?
-You've polished everywhere!
If anybody's watching, I think it's great to polish a piece, if you want to...
-It brings it to life.
-And it makes it sing. But,
I would advise anybody not to polish the drawer linings
or the undersides.
It's really nice to see dry wood where it should be kept dry.
Well, if it was a period piece...
..really 18th-century, we'd be looking at 6,000 to £8,000
for something of this quality. Unfortunately, it's not, as you know.
It's Sheraton revival.
Um, what have you in mind?
-Bearing you paid 400 and...
I think you're right, four figures.
But I think we should put it into auction with a valuation of 800 to £1,200.
Hopefully get that middle estimate.
-And put a reserve on of 800, if that's OK.
-If we put it in
at the auction at 1,000 to 1,200, we might scare people off.
-Would you be happy with that?
-I'd be very, very happy.
Charlie, thank you very much. You've made my day.
Wendy, thank you for bringing this lovely wrist watch along today.
Where did you get it from?
It was off my mum. My mum gave it to me.
-And I've left it in the drawer.
Is it not something that you wear?
No, I don't think it's something I would wear
so I just tucked it away and...
-Just put it away safely.
It's not to everybody's taste
-cos it's a very strong Art Deco style.
I can remember from my old nan's jewellery that it's marcasite
cos all she had were marcasite brooches,
this little polished stone so you get a cut steel effect.
-It's a lot cheaper than doing diamonds!
If we turn it over, we should have some marks on the back.
And it's stamped "800", which is a low-grade continental silver.
We can't call it silver over here. We have to call it white metal.
-It's very nice.
The main thing is, you get a lot of marcasite watches and jewellery
and it's fairly commonplace.
What you don't normally get
is this expanding bracelet inset with little marcasites as well.
That's a phenomenal amount of work to do that.
-Each piece is articulated.
Then you've got this super diamond-shaped bezel to the dial
which is rather eye-catching.
I would imagine it dates to about 1930, 1935. It might be a smidge later than that.
-That's when marcasite was popular,
just before the second war and just slightly after.
But it's a lovely little thing. As I say,
it's not of great intrinsic value.
The little marcasites are probably set into silver.
Any idea of the value of it?
No, not really, no. I've never had it valued. Only coming here today.
Absolutely. Well, as a dress watch,
for some fashionable lady, I'm sure there's one out there, that will want it,
I think at auction between 30 and £50.
I think they'd be very happy to buy it for that.
So if we stick it into auction, put a reserve of £30 on it,
and hope it does really well for you.
-Yes, that's fine.
-Splendid. Thank you for bringing it along.
-Millie, how are you?
-I'm fine today, thank you.
-Today? Not yesterday?
-Not very well, no!
-You must keep well.
-Lovely day, isn't it?
-Gorgeous, isn't it?
-Are you a collector
-of fine china?
-Yes, I'd say so. Yes.
-This is absolutely lovely.
-It's very nice.
-What else do you collect?
-How long have you been collecting?
-About eight years now.
-What gave you the collecting bug?
Um, I just picked up one item in an antiques shop
and that was it. That started me off.
-It really got you.
This is a really good quality two-handled tankard or loving cup.
I haven't looked at it inside yet,
-but look at the calibre of that gilding. Really good.
If I spin that round. This yellow ground is very reminiscent
of late - I suppose about 1800, 1820.
And again it was reproduced about 1900, 1910.
But this is a good bit later than that, I fear.
Wonderful panel there, floral panel. We'd better have a look at its bottom, hadn't we?
Yes. Go on, then.
"Lynton Porcelain Company.
"Fine English bone china, Derby."
I don't know how old the Lynton Porcelain Company is,
-but I'd think that's very much 20th century.
-You think so?
It's lovely quality, but I don't think it's got a great age to it.
But it is quality. Have you had it long? Is it a family piece?
-No, just two years I've had it about.
Well, I... We're going to go to Bamfords auction room.
-And I think at auction...
-..I'd put an 80 to 120 estimate on it and a reserve of £60.
And let's hope that James Lewis at the sale room
will do a good job for us. Where did you get it from?
Bamfords auction rooms!
Right. So you bought it off James.
-And you're going to sell it through James?
I'm going to ask you how much you paid for it,
but I don't want them to know at home.
We'll tell them at the auction. What did you pay?
It's a lovely quality thing.
You'll be all right. It's going to do really well.
-And you'll have a top day at the sale.
It's time to take our first lots off to auction.
Here's a quick reminder of what's going under the hammer.
Philip and Millie are keeping its value a secret,
but her Lynton cup is a bit of class. We'll all know what it's worth very soon.
Wendy's delicate wrist watch is perfectly formed.
All we need is someone with a soft spot for Art Deco to pick it out.
It's clear to see Charlie's doted on his beautiful ladies' writing desk for years.
For his sake, I hope it goes well under the hammer.
Finally, our expert-in-training Hadrian has clearly got an eye for an antique.
I'm confident his silver matchbox will light up the auction.
From the Assembly Rooms, it's a quick hop over the Derwent
to our auction house which is Bamfords, home to our very own James Lewis
who'll be on the rostrum.
This is a good sign because the car park is jam-packed
which means the room is full of bidders,
hopefully bidding on our lots.
Before the sale gets under way, let's have a chat to James.
It was that Lynton cup I wanted to chat about.
Does James remember it?
Do you recognise this?
No! Should I?
Well, Millie owns this, and she bought it here,
-Two years ago. Lynton Pottery,
as you know. It's local.
-It is local. We sell a lot of it.
-What price would you put on this?
You've put me on the spot, there!
I would put an auction estimate
of 100 to 150,
expecting it to make 150, 170.
She paid 150 for it.
-And we've got 80 to 120 on it.
I knew you'd get an estimate lower than I'd put on, but it's about the same.
80, 120. 150. Stefan Nowacki is a great local artist.
We sell more of it here in Derby than anywhere else in the world.
He is known as the greatest living porcelain artist.
-I never knew that.
-People haven't heard of him
outside of Derby, hardly anybody apart from the Sultan of Brunei!
Stefan Nowacki painted the Sultan of Brunei's wedding service and still paints for him today.
-So this is a name to invest in?
-It really is a fantastic investment.
Lynton is a backstreet ceramics studio
but the quality of the artwork is second to none.
There are very few factories left in the UK -
you see all these major factories making people redundant, moving work overseas.
Lynton is made here in Derby and it's made to a fantastic standard.
-So it's an investment for the future.
-Definitely. I'm 100% sure this is going to sell.
At 110, 120, 130.
£85. Look at that.
28. £35. Eight, anywhere?
Hadrian's putting his knowledge to the test now.
You got this in Limerick, a little silver box.
-All his knowledge has come from...
-..watching antiques on TV.
-Fantastic. That's what it's all about.
-Remarkable, looking at us!
I'm learning from guys like you. We've got 20 to £40.
I think it'll do well. James is good on his boxes.
-He's good. I think it'll do quite well, actually.
-You've been studying well.
-It's got character.
Good for you! Going under the hammer now.
This must be a great moment. The first of your finds.
The Edwardian rectangular matchbox sleeve.
-And 15 bid. 18?
-15, 18. 18. 20. And two.
22, 25, 28.
28, new place. 28 and 30. Two?
32. 35. 38 beats it.
Do you want 38? No? 35.
It's with me. Absentee bid at £35.
Yes! Fantastic. You'll take that.
35 quid. Unbelievable.
-Very good for that price. It had plenty of character.
-You've got a good eye.
A good eye.
Charlie, your writing desk is about to go under the hammer. It's the next lot.
-Gorgeous Gillows design. The Edwardian ladies' writing desk.
I put a valuation of 800 to £1,200 on that.
It should sit around there quite comfortably.
-We discussed that a month ago.
Charlie here has upped the estimate, haven't you?
You've now put the reserve up from 800, the lower end, to 1,200 at the top end.
Why did you do that, Charlie?
Well, I contacted the antique dealer that I bought it off
and he said it's worth more than £1,200.
He said, "If it doesn't sell, give me a tinkle
"and I'll pay the £1,200 for it."
He's going to buy it for £1,200 if it doesn't sell.
It might just struggle at the top end.
We need to bring people in to think they're going to get a bargain.
That's the idea of it. But I hope it sells for you.
30 seconds, ladies and gentlemen, till we get the phone bidders.
Charlie, did you hear? James has paused the auction.
He's waiting for two people on the phones.
Which means we've got some serious bidding going on.
In fact, there's three porters
holding phones up.
The Sheraton revival satinwood desk.
Super lot. Great interior decorators' piece as well.
We've got one, two, three, four, five, six bids on it.
And 820. 890.
900 and higher. But 900 starts it. At £900.
At 900 in the room first.
900. 950 on the phones. Phone one.
Phone one. 950.
950. 1,000? 1,000 from any of you?
1,050. 1,050. 11?
Love it. I absolutely love it.
At 1,050. 11?
At 1,050. 11, do I see?
11 I'll have to go.
-Oh, come on!
One more and you'll probably get it.
No? It's with me. I'm sorry. There was a change of reserve.
It needs to be 1,200.
No? I'm sorry,
-that remains unsold.
-Just, Charlie. Just unsold.
£100 too expensive for the room.
-But your friend's going to buy it off you, is he, for 1,200?
-So I shan't lose. In fact, I shall gain, won't I?
Yes, cos you won't pay commission on the 1,200!
Charlie's worked it all out. There is commission to pay in auction rooms
and it varies from sale rooms around the country.
It's normally 15%, but can go up to 20%.
You've got to deduct those costs.
When the cheque comes in the post, they'll deduct that 15%.
I think today, Charlie is a winner.
Wendy, I hope there's some Art Deco lovers in the crowd.
We're just about to sell the wrist watch. It's going under the hammer.
-30 to £50.
-No money, really.
-It's been in a drawer for a long time?
-It's in cracking condition. It'll make a lovely present.
-Good luck. This is it.
The Art Deco cocktail watch,
set with paste, but silver.
Circa 1935. A good decorative lot.
I have one bid on it.
I can start the bidding at £30. 30 and five anywhere?
-We've sold it!
-£30 and five in?
35 the lady's bid. 40 behind.
45? No? At £40, sir. Standing at 40. And five anywhere?
At £40 and selling.
Gentleman's bid at £40.
-Mid-estimate. Doesn't get better than that!
Well, top end!
-You're happy, aren't you?
You could say this next lot is doing the rounds.
It's Millie's loving cup. The Derby porcelain cup.
You got it here, in this room, two years ago for 150 quid.
-Before the auction started, I said to James, "Can you remember this?"
And he went, "No!" But you guys sell thousands of things each year.
Things just keep coming at you, so you do forget.
-Have a few rough times, sometimes.
-Yes, you do.
And I've made a few bad buys as well!
The Lynton porcelain loving cup, painted by Stefan Nowacki.
I can start the bidding at £80. 80 and five, do I see? At 85.
I'll take it in the room first. 85. 90.
95. 100? 100 standing.
120. 130. 140?
140 do I see?
With you at 130. 140 anywhere?
140. 140 front row. 140.
150. 150 standing. 160, now?
150 standing. 160, do I see?
With you at 150.
Do I see 160? At 150, all done!
-He's done it. You've got your money back!
-You've had an awful lot of pleasure for nothing!
-More than can be said for us!
That's one way to look at it. No profit, but you've enjoyed owning it, learning about the artist.
-Lots of pleasure for nothing!
We're now back in Derby for our next valuation.
-So it's Jill and Jenny.
-No, mother and daughter!
-She's my mother. I'm the daughter!
Get out of here!
-So. You don't like this any more.
It used to belong to my ex mother-in-law.
-Ex. Sounds like a bit of history, there!
-A bit, yes!
-Did she not like you?
-I don't suppose she did, much!
I've moved house, moved husbands. I've got a modern house.
-Yes, so it doesn't fit in with anything any more.
Jenny, what do you think to it?
The only bit that I really like is the dog.
The rest I don't really like.
The face says it all, Jenny.
Absolutely says it all. That sort of...
-How old do you think it is?
-I don't think it'd be that old.
-What's "that old"?
-It's a bit older than that.
-I don't know.
You've made my day. Does that mean anything 1950s is not "that old"?
-Cos I'm 1950s! Hey! Watch it!
You could get into trouble here.
This is 19th century and it's an engraving.
It may well have been cut down.
All these engravings had titles along the bottom
and a lot of this genre was done by a man called Richard Ansdell.
I think it's interesting that we're in Derby.
Derby County Football Club - they're the Rams, aren't they?
-Is that a Derby ram? I don't know.
-I doubt it.
-But you never know!
-Looks more like a Highland ram, to me.
But what's fascinating, and a word of warning for everybody at home,
you go into a sale room, and they're big cavernous buildings,
and you see a picture like this and think it's really nice.
"I'll buy that and take it home."
-And when you get it home, it's actually a big thing, isn't it?
-And it dominates your room.
-And it's dark and austere.
If anything has changed its taste, over the last ten or 15 years,
it's this type of thing which is out of fashion.
-Exactly. Which is why I want to get rid of it!
The fact that it doesn't fit in with anything
and with having two daughters, and neither of them liking it,
we can't pass it down anyway.
So whatever we get, split it between the girls and it's pocket money.
Well, there's bad news coming.
-I know it's not worth a fortune.
-It's not even worth half a fortune!
My view is, if that came into my sale room, I'd put a 20 to £40 estimate on it.
-And if you really want to sell it,
put a reserve on it of £15.
It would cost you more than that to frame it.
What do you reckon, Jenny? Happy to see it go?
-Yeah, I think so.
-Fingers crossed. Shall we "Flog It!"?
-I think so!
Rosemary, thank you so much for bringing this wonderful box in.
Can you tell me where you acquired it?
Well, it was my parents', down my father's side.
And I think it may have come a long time ago.
My aunts had an antiques shop in Leamington Spa.
-So it may well have come from there.
But I've known it all my life, in my grandparents' house.
-It might have been something that was brought in.
-It may well have been.
-Do you know when it was made or anything about it?
Let's have a look. Hopefully it will be hallmarked in some fashion.
There's a hallmark on the lid and one on the lip.
Um... That's very interesting.
It's got on it what we call "import" marks.
-In about 1880, when a piece of silver came in to this country,
and it was hallmarked, it had a small distinguishing mark
to say it had come in and wasn't British made.
That, for a long time, was a capital "F" for "foreign".
-Before we knew any better. It was just foreign!
But in 1904, each assay office had its own symbol.
In London, that was a sun in splendour.
But they changed that after two years
to the Omega mark, which is sort of an upside-down horseshoe.
-And that bears that mark.
-It also bears
London marks for 1929.
-I think that's pretty close to when it was made on the Continent.
They made these wonderful enamel boxes. That's the joy of this.
-That tremendous Watteau-esque Arcadian scene,
the shepherd and the shepherdess
-in a somewhat indelicate pose!
The particular shape of this box with its incurved corners
and this bright-cut edge lead me to believe that it's French.
-This is a style of French box made from about 1910
right through to the 1930s.
That's absolutely right for the marks on it as well.
And the joy is that it is perfect.
This wonderful translucent enamel hasn't got a flake of damage,
not even a scratch, which is just tremendous.
-So, Rosemary, any idea of the value?
-None at all.
-As I say, these boxes are very commercial because they're just pretty,
something that people buy because they're just pretty.
I think at auction we'd have no trouble at 250 to £350.
And I think happily put a fixed reserve of £250 on it.
I wouldn't want it to be any less than that.
No, it would be madness to put any less than that on it.
-Let's hope in auction it does the top end of that.
-That would be very nice.
-Good to see you, Robert.
-Are you well?
These are brilliant! This has never been out the box!
Never been out the box. No, it's never been opened.
-Was it yours?
-It was a Christmas present when I was eight or nine.
-So you didn't think much to that, then?
-I never took to it, for some reason.
These gift sets - this is gift set number 37 - they're really, really collectible.
But I want to talk about this, first, and come back to this.
This is just a bit of fun, really.
It's a Merit car kit. And that's a D-type Jaguar.
There isn't great value attached to that
although do you know what a real one's worth?
Quite a bit more, I would imagine!
If that was real and you brought it in, we'd say two to four million!
-Depending on its history. But it's not! That's just a bit of fun
that adds to this lovely Corgi boxed set.
I could bore you to death with this for ever cos I think it's really good fun.
I love it to bits and I'd like to own it.
-Why do you want to sell it?
it's been up in the attic for 40 years or more.
So you opened this at Christmas or birthday in, let's say, 1963.
Did it go straight into the attic? Never got played with?
It probably didn't go straight in the attic, but I don't think it's ever been opened.
-No, I think I was quite disappointed.
-Just as well!
-Oh, that's very nice! What's next?
Isn't that sad?
I think at auction, we can put an estimate -
as I say, there isn't great value there -
but it's fun to attach it to this being a sports racing car.
-I think at auction we can estimate these at 150 to £250.
We'll put a reserve on them of 150.
I think, I think if you get some real car fans there,
I wouldn't be surprised to see this top the £300 mark, perhaps more.
-How's that sound?
-Sounds very good.
-You'll race away. Absolutely.
Our experts have now had their say so it's down to what happens in the auction room.
Let's have a quick look at what's going under the hammer.
Philip picked out this engraving belonging to Jill and Jenny.
Will the rural scene round up the bidders?
Michael was captivated by Rosemary's delightful French enamel box.
Will anyone at the auction be enamoured by its beauty? Finally,
Robert may have never played with this immaculate Corgi set,
so let's hope it revs up the punters.
Now back to Bamfords. In the driving seat, our very own James Lewis,
Remember the 19th-century engraving, it's about to go under the hammer.
It belongs to Jill and Jenny.
We've got the engraving, but not Jill and Jenny. They couldn't make it.
But we've got Jill's friend Lynne here.
-How long have you been friends?
-How did you meet each other?
-By an old, old, ex, ex, ex!
-Say no more! The same boyfriend!
-Say no more!
What about the engraving? Would you buy it?
-Give it wall space?
-I wouldn't give it wall space.
-Well, we've got £20, hopefully £30, Philip, on this?
£15 reserve. Lynne's got some special instructions.
-If it doesn't sell, it's going on the skip!
-To the tip!
I don't think we'll get The Silence of the Lambs, will we?
-It'll sell and do well.
-Well, it'll sell!
It's got to do £30, surely. It's a good size furnishing picture.
The English School 19th-century engraving.
£10 is bid. 10 and 12, do I see? £10. 12 anywhere?
At £10. Do I see 12? At ten. 12.
-15. 15 with the cup. 18.
And 20. At £18,
lady in the centre. At 18, and 20, do I see?
At £18. 20, new place. 20 and two. 22.
25. 25? Go on, it's worth it!
Go on, more! More!
-28 and 30? One more?
At £28. Seated at the back at 28. Are you sure?
At £28. Are we all done?
-28 quid. Right, that's a good result, Philip.
-It's a hell of a lot of print for 28 quid.
-But it's better than £15.
You've got to get on the phone and tell Jill it got £28.
There's a bit of commission to pay. Bit of lunch for you as well! You can spend the money!
Have you met Jill?
On that note...
I absolutely love this next lot.
It belongs to Rosemary. Michael, our expert, put 250 to £350 on this.
-On the day. But you did like it, didn't you?
-I loved it.
-It should do that any day of the week.
But Rosemary here, what have you done? Michael doesn't know yet.
-Only just whispered in my ear.
-Not dropped it?
Well, I upped it to 350.
There's a fixed reserve at £350.
Rosemary, how could you? No, if anything is going to do top end today,
-it's that lovely box.
-That's what I thought.
-It stands a chance.
-What would you put the money towards?
-A new fishing rod.
-Ooh, you go fly fishing, do you?
-I do, indeed.
Good for you! I love that, too.
It's now time to reel the bidders in.
It's going under the hammer. Good luck.
The early 20th-century silver and enamel cigarette case.
I've got one, two, three, four, five, six bids, seven bids...
I think it's sold!
..and one telephone as well. I can start the bidding
at 190. Start it low at 190. 200, do I see?
At 190. Two?
200, do I see?
200. 220. 240? 240.
280. 300. 320?
-310. 320 with me. 330?
-With me at 320.
-Again, I'm afraid, ladies and gentlemen,
it's a change of reserve. It's changed to 350.
Therefore, it was going to sell, but it's not now!
You changed your reserve! Sorry, unsold!
-We were close!
I'm afraid it's going to have to be packet salmon from the supermarket!
Yes, back to the string.
-You don't mind, do you?
-No, I don't mind at all.
Right, boys and their toys. Next up, the Corgi car set.
With the kit car with it. It belongs to Robert.
We've got 150 to £250. All credit to you for not playing with them.
You know what collectors are like! Fussy!
I think these will do well.
I think they'll do well.
-Could we do over the top end?
-We could race away!
They could. Foot to the pedal right now.
They're going under the hammer. This is it. Good luck.
Corgi toys. The gift set.
One, two, three, four, five bids on them.
And 130 starts it. 140 now?
130. 140 anywhere?
At £130. 140. 150. 160.
170? 170, sir.
170. 180. 190.
195 if it helps you. To be fair.
At 190 it's here. 195.
195. 200. 205?
200 to the left. Five, do you want? At 200.
To the left. Sure? At £200.
Anywhere else? 205, do I see?
At £200 and selling.
-Yes, mid-estimate. £200.
-Not a bad return on what it would have cost.
Colin Chapman would have been pleased!
There's not many Corgi sets like that one that have been left completely boxed.
-Sealed up. I think that'll go to a collector
to sit in his collection to go back to another sale room.
-It's not going to be played with!
Thanks for bringing it in. Lots of memories for you.
It's £200 less commission, which is 15% here.
That's not a bad day's work!
Well, that's it. It's all over.
Sadly, we're coming to the end of our day here in Derby.
James Lewis, on the rostrum, really worked hard for us.
It was a tough day. Some things didn't sell,
but maybe, just maybe, they weren't meant to sell.
I hope you've enjoyed the show.
Until the next time, it's cheerio!
Paul Martin is joined by antique experts Philip Serrell and Michael Baggott in Derby.
Paul falls in love with a ladies writing desk, Philip gets overexcited by a Corgi car set, and Michael's passion for jewellery is satisfied by a dainty art deco cocktail watch.
In a break from the hustle and bustle of the auction, Paul takes a trip to the country to meet a multi-prizewinning show bull and learn how one man beefed up British cattle forever.