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We're in Scotland, land of the brave, magnificent scenery and whisky galore!
For three-quarters of an hour, it's antiques galore. Welcome to Flog It!
This is Balbirnie House, home to the Balfour family for over 200 years.
They built this architectural delight in the popular Grecian style of the day.
We're braving the elements. We're not holding our valuation day inside but in the magnificent grounds.
A queue is already gathering.
It's about time we got on with the show.
'Heading our team of experts enjoying the sunshine
'are Anita Manning and James Lewis.
'Anita is a wee Scottish lassie with a great eye
'when it comes to spotting what's hot.'
Tell me the truth.
-When I want to see what the weather's like I look out the window.
-So do I!
'James may be another old hand, but he's safe hands
'when it comes to valuing antiques.'
It's great. I like it.
Have a good day!
'Coming up, Anita's flushed out something which could have value.'
-Did you think it was a lot of junk?
-A lavatory chain!
'There's plenty of excitement at the auction.'
Wow! Give us a handshake.
-She's flapping. She's going to take off.
It's flying away.
'And I get to experience a fantasy of mine.'
Wouldn't you love to live in a castle?
It's the stuff dreams are made of, to afford your own fairy-tale home.
'First, Anita's talking to Terry about Clarice Cliff, a designer
'who I covet as much as Anita.'
Terry, welcome to Flog It!
Thank you for bringing along one of our favourite girls.
We have two pieces. Can you tell me, where did you get them?
These were bought a long while ago in a jumble sale. 5 pence old money.
-This was from a boot fair or a charity shop.
-What drew you to them?
They're so bright and colourful, and I also knew what they were.
Most people find them attractive, the colour.
Let's look at both of these little items.
If we look at the little jardiniere first, it's the crocus pattern,
one of Clarice's first patterns.
But because it was so popular it was made over a long period of time.
Because of that there are many examples of it
and the prices are not as high as some of the other patterns.
I can just imagine that little pot with a little gathering
of gorgeous live crocuses in that.
Did you use it as a plant pot?
-Never. That's what it's obviously meant for.
-It would be nice.
-Beautiful. And it's in perfect condition.
-It's as good as new.
Which takes us on to the little salt and pepper.
This is more...what we think of as Clarice Cliff work.
These bold, vibrant colours.
If we look at the base, we find that...
it is one of the Fantasque Bizarre ranges.
That would have been 1930s as well.
The pattern is Nuage.
We see these wonderful blocks of circles of rust red and orange
against a blue, white and lilac background.
-I should put my sunglasses on.
-This wonderful array of colours!
Why are you wanting to sell them, Terry?
They're not any use to me at all. They're just in a cupboard.
They're just lying there?
Was the little condiment set damaged when you bought it?
-Uh-huh. It was.
-And you didn't mind?
-No. Not for five pence old money.
Not for five pence? That's a very good buy.
My suggestion would be that we would put these into auction together.
-And sell them as one lot, estimate 80 to 120.
-Are you happy at that?
-We'll put a reserve price on them?
-I'm sure they will do much better than that.
-I hope so. Thank you.
'That's our first item found.
'I can have a scout around now to find something else of interest.'
-What are you holding there?
-Are these yours?
-Are you a local lass?
-You've been here many times?
-What a magnificent backdrop!
Aren't we lucky? The sun is shining!
Everybody has their fingers crossed that they're going home with a lot of money. Who could it be?
Stay tuned and you'll find out.
-Right now, I've got a deck of cards, tarot cards, aren't they?
-Do you read them?
Maybe I should cut them and you can read my card.
-I tell you what, let's pick on a stranger. What's your name?
-Shake my hand.
Shuffle the cards.
-You don't know each other?
-We've not rehearsed this!
Give the cards back.
I want you to pick any card that you want. Any one at all.
-This is exciting.
-Can you let me see it now?
-Steve it is, isn't it?
-The Ace of Cups.
-What does that mean?
It means that there's going to be a lot of changes in your near future.
It's all to do with emotional stuff, relationships.
Your relationship has maybe been a wee bit boring in the past.
-Is your wife here?
In all honesty, I've got to tell you, the "oomph" is coming.
-OK, let's stick to antiques!
Let's find out what James Lewis is up to over there.
James, welcome. I don't think it's just the name we've got in common!
You obviously love tribal art. It's a passion of mine.
This one I picked up at auction for £15.
-15? Gosh! That's not expensive.
-How about the little ladle?
I got that from a friend. She knew I collected tribal art.
Now's the time to get rid of it. I've got more into masks.
-Purely masks now?
Why the interest in tribal art?
It started 25 years ago when I picked up a mask in a skip.
-Where was that?
-Outside a house?
-Yeah. 25 years I've been collecting them.
Let's start by having a look at this one.
Looking at the colour and the carving
and the overall feel of it,
-it doesn't have the feel of a panel with a great deal of age.
The first thing is this little brass loop handle.
It's a screw-in loop that you would find from about 1820 to about 1900.
It doesn't mean that the panel is that age. If we look on the back.
There's an oval label, Pickfords label, and that is certainly pre-1950s,
pre-Second World War.
So this panel has been in store before the Second World War.
And if it's been in store, it hasn't been handled, it hasn't been rubbed.
So I think we need to be fairly open-minded when it comes to age.
there are various indications as to what part of Africa it's from.
If we look at the head with these necklaces.
This is typical Benin style carving, Nigeria,
that sort of area of Africa.
They were the countries that would go and find
Africans from other tribes and sell them to the West as slaves.
-Would these be children?
-I think these are kids.
These are young boys who are being captured by the Benin.
Here we've got the ropes. This chap has got two machetes.
Look, holding this child up.
He's even sucking his thumb. All symbolisms of childhood.
Arms tied behind the back here.
I think we've got an interesting panel here.
It's...in my opinion, 1900, 1920.
-Probably an early tourist panel.
Wilberforce, back in the early 19th century, abolished slavery in the UK
so it wasn't something we were very - rightly so - very proud of.
Throughout the 19th century, you didn't see any symbolism
in this country, relating to slavery.
I don't see why you would have done by the Benin people either.
This could even be 100 years later.
Interesting. Now, THAT is wonderful!
I absolutely love it.
If you ask me where it's from, the honest answer is I don't know.
It's definitely tribal, a very basic ladle.
Formed as an open-mouthed head.
The interesting thing is the symbols around it,
which are symbols of water.
We've got a turtle and these are symbols found throughout Africa
but also Central and South America.
Facially, it looks more African to me.
-I thought African.
-When it comes to value, I feel that's earliest.
But that's, possibly, the more commercial one.
-I think £15 was an absolute steal.
I think that's worth £60 or £70.
I think that's worth...another 50.
-If we said 80 to 120, how would you feel?
-Are you happy with that or were you hoping for more?
-I was hoping for more.
-What were you hoping for?
-I was hoping for...the top end.
These things belong to you. When they've gone, they've gone.
Why don't you stick 120 on them as a reserve?
-We'll put 120 to 150 as an estimate.
-Right. Fine with that.
-Let's do that and see how we do.
-Thanks very much.
'Fascinating items, even though the panel's subject matter
'is uncomfortable to look at.
'Anita's talking to Lorraine and Matt about a piece of jewellery.'
-Thank you for bringing this. Do you know what it is?
-An albert chain.
Yeah. An albert chain was used to attach your watch,
your gold pocket watch, to your waistcoat,
and you were a fine gentleman in Victorian times.
This is a nice albert.
It's hallmarked on every link. It's 9-carat gold.
Stamped 9-carat on the T-bar and on these little hooks here.
This is a good time to sell gold. Gold is high just now.
As well as the albert, we have this lovely fob
which has a citrine inset.
It's very nicely faceted, so you've got a nice lot there.
-Where did it come from?
-From the attic in Lorraine's mother's house, when it was being given up.
-You were rummaging through?
-What did you think at the time?
-I didn't think it was gold.
-I didn't know what it was. No.
-Did you think it was a lot of junk?
-Thought it was a bit of copper.
-A bit of copper!
A lavatory chain!
OK, is it worn at all?
-Do you wear it?
Very often alberts, if they are the correct length, will be worn by a lady as a chain.
You're looking for about 16 inches so they're often used for that.
Or they were used as bracelets.
If it was a long albert, it would be halved, given to two sisters.
Each one would have a bracelet. They're often used for that purpose.
Price-wise, I would put it into auction with an estimate
of 150 to 250.
This estimate is low and wide.
If that was coming into my auction, it would be weighed accurately
and I would give you a more accurate estimate.
-Will you miss it?
-Thank you for bringing it along.
What will you do with the money?
Well, it's actually my brother's.
He'll probably put it towards his golf fees.
-Will he not give you a wee cut?
-Well, he might.
-I hope so!
-Thanks again for bringing it along.
We are now halfway through our day.
We've found some wonderful items.
This is exactly what you want to find next to St Andrew's.
A set of golf clubs, but I'm not off to play golf.
I'm off to our first visit to the auction. We've found some gems.
I think there's some surprises.
Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks and the bidders think!
'Here's a quick reminder of what we're taking.
'Terry's ever popular Clarice Cliff items,
'which he paid next to nothing for.
'James's African wood panel and ladle.
'And Lorraine and Matt's gold albert chain with the citrine stone.
'We're taking our items to Rosewell, south of Edinburgh.
'Today, we have three auctioneers selling our items -
'Sybelle Thomson, Gavin Tavendale and William Smith.
'I have the chance to talk to Sybelle about one of our lots.'
It wouldn't be Flog It without Clarice Cliff, would it?
-Is this your kind of thing?
-Not my taste, but she is well thought of.
Everybody knows Clarice Cliff, which is why there's a good demand for it.
I bet you'll select, like me and everybody who knows a little bit, the Bizarre patterns.
This is not a popular range.
No. People prefer pieces that are more Art Deco and more decorative.
I like the salt and pepper pots.
They've come in as one lot. Terry got them from a car boot sale.
Hopefully, he'll be pleased. We've got £80 to £120.
I think he will be. People like the crocus design.
People collect it. He should be quite happy.
-Will it do any more?
-I suspect not. There is a bit of damage,
particularly the salt, which does deter the collectors.
-The name will get it away.
-The name will sell it.
'We'll see how the Clarice Cliff does later but first,
'we have James's African artefacts.'
Going under the hammer now, some tribal art
and it belongs to Mr James Brown.
-You must have been teased with that name.
-Have you gone into that?
-No. I let him off.
Thanks for bringing this tribal art. It is a stand-alone piece today.
-Will it do the top end?
-It would be nice.
-There isn't a lot of tribal art here today.
-It's the only piece.
I'm slightly nervous about that.
-It's going under the hammer right now. Let's give it up for Mr James Brown.
The Nigerian, Ghanaian decorated wood tribal panel, a very nice one.
And the painted wood ladle, which is symbolising water.
£100 for the two? £50 to start them, surely?
50 I'm bid. 60 with me. 70. 80.
90 there. Any advance on £90?
-I think there's a telephone bid.
..110? 120 beside me.
-Any advance on £120...?
-We've sold it, haven't we?
-They like it.
..170. 170. Are you finished now at 170?
All done at 170 on the telephone.
-Hammer's gone down!
-I can buy another mask.
-Tribal art is really on the up.
-Tribal mask, it is?
-How many have you got right now?
-Wow! Are they all on the wall in a big room?
-My sitting room is full.
'Great! More money for masks for James.
'Let's hope we do as well with Terry's Clarice Cliff,
'being sold as a single lot.'
OK, listen to this. The cruets cost 5p.
The jardiniere cost £10. And they belong to Terry.
-Pretty good going. This man's going to make a lot of money on your investment.
-I don't believe this.
£80, £90, £100. That's a lot of money on that kind of investment.
I had a chat to Sybelle, the auctioneer.
She said they're the right money. A little damage on the pepper pot.
-Together in the same lot and it should do that £80.
-Good on you, Terry. You've got a good eye.
Let's find out what the bidders think.
The Clarice Cliff condiments and the Clarice Cliff planter.
A few bids on this and I must start it at £55 for Clarice Cliff.
Who's going on? At 55.
60. Five. 70.
Five. 80. £80. Still on commission at £80.
Any advance on £80...?
-Yes! Hammer's gone down.
-You've got to be happy with that.
-Yes, I am. That's fine.
-Very good, that was.
There's always a buyer for Clarice Cliff.
'Not bad, considering Terry paid almost nothing for them.
'Next up, it's the albert chain.'
Going under the hammer now, a proper gent's toy, a dandy's toy.
A 9-carat gold fob with bar and swivel.
It belongs to Matt and Lorraine.
-Who went up into your mum's attic?
-It wouldn't be you getting up the steps.
Some of those ladders are really dangerous.
So, we're looking for around £150.
Gold is great to sell right now. We've just seen some, haven't we?
This is a nice estimate.
I think this is one where I've been a wee bit conservative, Paul.
Is it a come-and-buy-me? That's good. We've got a surprise to come.
We're not going to be looking down when it doesn't sell.
-Are you ready for it?
-Here we go.
9-carat gold oval linked double albert with bar and swivel fob.
100 bid. 100. 100. 110.
120. 130. 140.
150. 160. 170.
180. 190. 200.
220. 240. 260.
280. 300. 320...
They love it.
-Hey! They're not stopping at all!
..480. Gentleman standing at 480.
500. Lady's bid at 500.
All done at 500...?
A nice round figure! Hey, you cheeky thing!
I'm ever so pleased for you, well, for your brother.
There is commission to pay, 15% plus VAT, but enjoy the money.
-Give your mum congratulations.
'What a brilliant result!
'We've seen gold do really well recently, but that was special.
'Rather like a magnificent castle I had chance to visit while I was in Scotland.'
Wouldn't you love to live in a castle?
It's the stuff dreams are made of, to afford your own fairy-tale home.
I've come across a story of a family who live in this castle,
transforming it from neglect into an artistic inspiration.
Welcome to Kellie Castle.
'The history of this remarkable building goes back a long way.
'There are records referring to this site in the 12th century.
'It passed through families, ending up with the Earls of Kellie.'
It's the more recent past that I'm interested in.
In 1876, Professor James Lorimer rented the castle for a summer residence.
The professor was an asthmatic and he was advised by his doctors
that time here in the fresh air would do him good.
But the castle was in a bad state of disrepair.
It needed more than tender loving care to bring it back to life.
'Thankfully, Professor Lorimer and his family had very good taste
'and restored the castle using the skills of the local craftsmen.
'Some of the castle's older features remain,
'like the plasterwork ceiling in the library, which dates from 1617.
'They sit alongside the more recent touches added by the Lorimers.'
Inspired by what they'd seen during the restoration stages,
the professor's sons were bursting with creativity.
Robert Lorimer became a respected architect
and later received a knighthood.
His mother commissioned him
to do many design features in the castle, like this little cartouche.
Robert's brother, John Henry Lorimer, was an artist.
Many of his paintings illustrate how the rooms looked
when he lived here, albeit with a bit of artistic licence.
No wonder Robert Lorimer was destined to become an architect,
having lived in this wonderful historic building.
He designed the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle.
He also designed furniture using trusted local craftsmen.
He was in control of the design,
after being commissioned as architect.
In the Vine Room, there's a lovely example of its work.
It's a walnut chest of drawers,
a nod to the Arts and Crafts movement
which he was associated with.
Stylistically, it draws from the Queen Anne period,
using cross-veneered sections like here,
which you'd see on a Queen Anne chest of drawers with button feet.
But rather than use the burr inlays of the Queen Anne period,
because it's got that Arts and Crafts approach, it's more severe.
He's used his own stylistic inlay in the shape of a stag hunt,
but using, cleverly, burr walnut.
Isn't that lovely?
Like all good architects, he's left his stamp on the building.
The artistic theme continues
with this magnificent panel, painted in 1897 by Phoebe Anna Traquair,
an Irish artist and a key name in the Arts and Crafts movement.
Both Lorimer brothers moved in artistic circles.
We can presume they knew her.
John Henry asked Phoebe to paint this.
It's described as "a procession of girls following a wee Cupid".
In the 1930s, Robert Lorimer's son, Hew, moved into the place
and wanted it covered up.
I'm pleased to tell you it was uncovered again in 1996.
Isn't that marvellous?
I just LOVE that.
'The creative genes were passed on to the next generation.
'Robert's son Hew was a renowned sculptor.'
Hew worked in this studio.
It's been recreated as it would have been when he was chipping away.
He chose only to work in stone, which is quite unusual - and risky.
You only get one chance.
Just being here gives you a sense of inspiration.
It was a nice place to work.
You can see how prolific he was.
His work is influenced by Eric Gill, a combination
of religious artefacts and real life glued together.
'After many decades as tenants,
'the Lorimer family bought the castle in 1948, and owned it
'until it was sold to the National Trust for Scotland in 1970.
'They also loaned or sold back antiques and furniture
'to remain at the castle.'
I absolutely love Kellie Castle.
Not only is it a great historical building, it's also got character and charm.
That's down to the family that lived here.
They took a blank canvas and, with the help of local craftsmen, left their mark.
For me, it's an architectural gem that embraces you.
'Our valuation day is at the stately Balbirnie House.
'Anita's talking to Brenda. There's definitely a buzz in the air.'
Brenda, thank you very much for bringing this wee bug brooch along.
Tell me, where did you get him?
I can't remember where I got him.
-Maybe he just came flying through the window on a summer's day.
He's very, very charming and very, very sweet.
I think what we've got is a bee.
We've got these wonderful moonstone insets
and turquoise and moonstone stripes,
and a little bit of coral for the eyes.
We've got the Flog It! colours. Let's hope that brings us luck.
Brooches are perhaps not as popular now as they used to be.
But I'm finding in auction
that anything that's a wee bit unusual is appealing.
I think this wee cheeky chappie might be one of those.
If we look at the back, we can see that he is very well constructed.
There is quality here.
When I looked at him at the beginning, I wanted him to be gold.
He wasn't. On closer examination, what we saw was the mark of 925,
which is a silver mark, a Continental silver mark.
But it has this gold effect, so there is some gilding on later.
I also like the fact that his wings are articulated.
We have some movement there.
-That's not just that it's loose.
-It was meant to be.
Date on this, early 20th century, as early as 1900 up to about 1920.
It has some quality. It's very, very sweet.
It's very, very charming.
If I was putting it into auction,
I would like to put the estimate in the region of 30 to 50.
The people who are interested in brooches, who are interested in bug brooches,
will love this wee guy.
Would you be happy with that estimate?
It's not a lot of dosh. What would you spend the money on?
A butterfly. I collect butterfly brooches.
I love butterfly brooches! Those marvellous enamel ones.
-Do you wear them or do you have them on display in a cabinet?
Some I do wear.
Others, I actually framed so that I can get them out of the frame.
-I've put them on the wall.
-That's a lovely idea.
Let's hope we find a butterfly at the auction.
'To balance things up, we have some boys with toys.
'James has moved from the hurly burly to talk model cars with Iain.'
-Are these from your childhood?
-They're from my childhood.
You were a really good boy that put them back in their boxes.
All mine ended up in the sand pit. I lost them all.
Did you have to save your pocket money or were you spoiled?
I remember getting them for Christmases and birthdays.
Whoever bought them for you
bought them very well because you've got two of the best names -
Dinky and Corgi.
Dinky is the first. The factory started around 1908.
50 years later, 1956, the Corgi Toy was launched.
Dinky were very interested in copying
models of actual vehicles,
and they copied them very well, in great detail.
Corgi got the contract to copy things like the Man From UNCLE's car,
the Batmobile, the James Bond Aston Martin.
All of those very collectable ones, the movie ones.
That's what Corgi specialised in.
You've got a total cross-section.
I reckon the best one of all
is this, the large Dinky Leyland 8-weeled chassis.
That's great, with these three blocks.
Each one is detachable and very easy to lose. I think that's the best.
I think that's a pretty good one.
Still in its original packaging without any dents to this plastic.
Again, we've got the Police fast response car.
As a whole, I think we should put them in as one group lot.
-Are you sure you want to sell these?
-I have small doubts.
No thoughts about passing them on to kids?
No, cos to me, they were MY childhood.
If I'd allowed my children to use them they'd have been destroyed.
-It's not good to see.
-They're more like me than you.
-In the sand pit!
So, I reckon an auction estimate of £150 to £250.
That one's worth 80-120.
That one's worth 30. That one's worth 30.
I think it should make the top end. Were you hoping for more?
-No. I was just hoping for as much as possible.
-Happy with that?
-I think they'll do very, very well.
'What super cars and fantastic condition! They should do well.
'Next, William has brought in something intriguing to show Anita.'
William, I know what this is.
I don't know how it works. I'm hoping that you will show me.
If we look at it from the outside,
we can see that it is a pigeon timing clock.
This is encompassed in this quite simple oak case.
It's made... I think it's a Belgian case.
It's a big thing in Belgium. It's meant to be the national sport.
-Are you a pigeon fancier? Do you have pigeons?
-I have pigeons.
-I have done for 30 years.
-You race them?
-Is is very exciting?
It is when you see them coming back.
When you've trained them and you see one dropping to you, your heart misses a beat.
-"Welcome home, darling!"
-"In you come."
-Did you ever use this?
That was used to time many winners
for an old guy in pigeon racing and for ourselves.
I would say first half of the 20th century.
Could you show me how it works?
When your pigeon's come home it has a rubber ring on its leg.
Take it off and put it in a wee thimble and it goes in there.
You turn the handle, the chamber moves and it registers your time.
Paper in here goes under and over an ink pad.
The printing station here registers what time your bird was in
-right to the very second.
-That's absolutely amazing.
So, it really is a piece of industrial design.
-And pigeon history.
-And pigeon history!
Do they still use this?
They still use it with some federations and clubs,
but mostly now it's electronic timing systems.
The birds walk over a scanner and scans theirself in.
Everything's changed. Did you keep this as a wee memento?
It was handed down to me. I would never think it was worth anything.
I thought when I'd see it advertised I'd come along and just see.
-There's not many of them going about.
-They do occasionally come into the saleroom.
We could put it into auction.
-I think it's probably putting it in with maybe a conservative estimate of between £30 and £50.
-If we have a firm reserve of £30, would you be happy?
Let it go. If it's a museum, that's fine. It's only in a cupboard.
It's fascinating. Thank you for showing me how it works.
-No problem. Thank you very much.
-We'll put it to auction.
'That's our final item for auction.
'Here's what we're putting under the hammer.
'All the Bs - Brenda's Bee Brooch. It's not gold but it IS pretty.
'We're also selling Iain's collection of Corgi and Dinky cars.
'And William's pigeon clocking-in device
'should appeal to bird racers and collectors of timing instruments.
'First, Brenda's brooch.
'She's brought along Irene for moral support.'
From a busy valuation to a buzzing saleroom, this bee has travelled.
Did you like that link?
-That was a good link, wasn't it? Busy bee?
-Very good, Paul.
I worked on that. Anyway, it's a lovely little brooch.
I can see you love your insects. Butterflies everywhere.
-Why are you selling this?
-To buy another butterfly.
Get rid of the bee. Get some more butterflies.
It was my favourite item of the day.
It may not have been the most expensive, but it was so sweet.
-I find these little bug brooches very interesting.
-Well, good luck.
It's quality, semi-precious stones and it's Edwardian.
It's unusual. You won't see another. Let's find out what the bidders think.
Bee brooch. Silver gilt body. 50?
£30? 30's bid. 35. 40. Five.
50. Five. 60. Five.
£70 in the back. At 70.
Standing at 70. 75, the lady's bid. 80 on the telephone.
85. 85's against you.
-This is great. It's flying away!
..100. 110. 120.
130. 140. 140 on the telephone. At 140.
All done at 140? At £140...
Brilliant result. It had everything going for it. It was quality.
Semi-precious stones, Edwardian and it's unique. That's hard to price.
Something finite. You don't see an example to do a price comparison.
The market loves that wee bit of quirky.
'No sting in the tail with that one. A great result.
'Now for something completely different.'
Next up, something I have never seen in nine years of doing Flog It!
A pigeon racing clock. It belongs to William.
He can't be here today, but we do have Anita who spotted it.
You zoomed in on that. "Homed" in!
Took a valuation. £30 to £50.
Yeah. I love these quirky items. Who knows the correct value of it?
I hope that there's a pigeon fancier here!
-I could be completely wrong!
-It sounds about right, though.
-It does sound about right.
-It's a bit of fun, in working order.
I think that it has timed very good birds.
-Very good birds!
-Or "doos", as we call them in Scotland, in the west.
-Doos? Why doos?
-I don't know.
You do and you don't. We're going to find out what the bidders think of this pigeon racing clock.
There's always a first, isn't there? Trust our Anita! Let's enjoy this.
The pigeon racing time clock.
£30 for this? 30?
20? 20 bid. 25. 30. Five. 40. £40.
In the distance at 40...
She's flapping. She's going to take off.
..Any advance on £40...?
That was a good result.
-We must get on the phone and tell him.
Maybe we should send a message by pigeon.
'Absolutely, Anita! Pigeon Post to spread the good news!
'Next is a lot which brings out the very excited child in me.'
Good luck. You deserve it cos you've looked after these. It's time to wave them goodbye.
We've got Corgis and Dinkys, boxed as well.
That's where the value is. £150 to £250.
-It's nice to see, isn't it?
-It's all about condition.
-Most kids just...
-Throw the box away!
I used to get them on the floor
and throw them into the wall.
Let's see what the bidders think.
A very interesting collection of model vehicles.
I have various commissions on them.
We'll start them at £150.
150. 150. Who's going on?
-..180. 200. 220.
280. 280. 300. 320.
Are you bidding? 600.
-600. In the room at £600...
-James, this was come-and-buy-me.
..At 600. Selling at £600...
-Knew it all the time(!)
Give us a handshake. Oh, dear! I just wish I had my cars!
What a fabulous day we've had. You've topped it off for us, Iain.
Look after your toys. They are an investment for the future.
What a big surprise to end on.
We've had a fabulous day. We've sold everything.
I can't wait to come back to bonnie Scotland.
Until next time, goodbye.
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