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Peace and quiet is on the agenda today.
We've come to scenic Fife in Scotland.
With over 400 acres of country estate here at Balbirnie House,
there's plenty of space to gather your thoughts and marvel at our spectacular backdrop.
Welcome to Flog It!
'It's a glorious day in Scotland.
'The sun is shining and the anticipation is building.'
Waiting to have their items valued
are our wonderful fans who have come to this magnificent setting
to meet our team of experts,
led today by the gorgeous Anita Manning
and the very dapper, in his new Panama hat, James Lewis.
I'm keen to find out what's in all these bags and boxes.
Let's get started.
'A handsome barometer's caught my eye.'
We don't need to read it. There's not a cloud in the sky.
'Anita and James have got stuck in, and there's plenty to look at.
'Anita's an auctioneer in Glasgow.
'She'll be looking out for local treasures with a bit of Scottish history.'
It's an awful wee shield. It must be for Pygmies!
'Or maybe not!
'Derby auctioneer James is also on the lookout for something interesting.'
-Isn't that a nipple sucker?
-Do I have a volunteer? Something like that.
-Or an abscess.
It could be for an abscess. God! I shouldn't have mentioned nipples!
'Hm. Best move on.
'And coming up on today's show,
'prepare to see shocked faces as our clever owners show our experts some remarkable finds.'
-I found it in a market in London for £1.
-No! That is ridiculous!
-How much did you pay for them.
-I think so.
I picked it up in a charity shop for next to nothing.
I've never found one in a charity shop. I've been looking for years!
It looks like the whole of Scotland has turned up.
That's an awful lot of antiques to value.
Our experts have their work cut out, and it's not an exact science.
James is our first expert to the tables.
Let's look at what he spotted.
'Fiona has brought in something that can only thrill snuffbox collector James Lewis.'
Fiona, thank you SO much for bringing
what anybody who watches Flog It!
will know is my favourite subject.
I love my snuffboxes.
I've collected them for ten years and I'm an absolute addict.
Is this something that you're passionate about?
I'm afraid not. I know nothing about it.
I must have picked it up in a charity shop
..for next to nothing.
-I can't have paid much for it.
I've never found one in a charity shop. I've been looking for years!
Well done, you! What did you think it was?
I don't know. I just thought it was a little box.
What did you think it was made from? What period did you think it was?
-I'm afraid I thought it was plastic.
I wondered, because of the picture, whether it might have some age.
Well, it certainly does.
It really is just the most beautiful quality.
This is a snuffbox made...around 1800,
The lady or the gentleman who was taking snuff from this box
would have been around during the Napoleonic Wars.
Nelson had just been killed at Trafalgar.
Wellington might be around the Battle of Waterloo.
This little box could be English or it could be French.
-What's this over it? Glass?
-Yes. This is a very fine piece of glass.
The socle that's holding it in place is probably made from gold.
The ivory border and, if we hold that up to the light,
-you see that's lined in tortoiseshell.
But the miniature in the centre is beautiful!
Hand-painted, a beautiful young girl.
The miniature alone is saleable. Forget the box.
The miniature is a piece of art.
-I can't believe all this!
But snuff is a form of tobacco taking. It's always been controversial.
In 1600, 1603, King James would say that if anybody was caught
-taking snuff in his presence, they would go to the Tower.
100 years later, Queen Anne was patron of the British Snuff Taking Association.
Where has it been for the last few years?
-It just sits on my dressing table.
-You use it for earrings?
No. Until today, I'd never opened it because it was very stiff.
-What do you think it's worth?
-Would it be about 40?
Would you sell it to me for 40?
-I would, yes.
-How about 80?
-That would be even better.
-How about 100?
-My goodness! It can't be worth all that!
-I think 100 is a minimum.
-I really do.
I think that's 120-180, something like that.
-I think it's a really lovely pretty little box.
-I'm just gob-smacked!
-Thank you for bringing it.
It's a lovely thing to see.
'Fiona thought it wasn't worth anything!
'It's always worth getting a valuation.
'Moving on, Brenda's with Anita and something more recognisable.'
Brenda, you have brought along the Rolls-Royce of wristwatches.
I'm always delighted to see little wristwatches from the '30s and '40s.
I've found that they're becoming very collectable and very popular.
But these are different, something special.
-Tell me, where did you get them?
-I'm afraid I can't remember, Anita!
I've had them a long time.
I go around various fairs or auctions
-and just, er...
-Was there any reason why you bought watches?
My father, when his mother died, there was a grandmother clock that somebody had taken to bits.
My dad put it back together again, and then had an interest in watches and clocks.
I would imagine that when you were collecting your own stuff,
-if you saw a watch or clock you would go for it.
-I would. Yes.
Both of these are still working!
What we have here are two Rolex watches.
Rolex is the most wonderful and prestigious company,
still making the best watches in the world, a Swiss company.
We have two separate periods here.
I would say that this one comes from the 1930s.
This one, a little bit later.
I haven't opened up the back of these watches. I need a wee knife.
But they are 9-carat gold.
This one has a bracelet which is also 9-carat gold.
This one here has a bracelet which is rolled gold.
I don't think that was the original bracelet. Did you wear these?
I wore this one.
Price-wise, I think I'll give a wide estimate, Brenda.
An estimate of £200 to £400. How would you feel about that estimate?
-All right. Yes.
-Would you be happy?
We'll put a reserve price of £200, but I think that is a bare minimum,
which will only protect it.
-I think that these will sail away.
-Are you happy with that?
They're both in working order. They come from a prestigious company.
They are made of gold. Gold is high just now.
We cannot lose!
'You don't hear conviction like THAT very often! Anita knows her market.
'Talking of familiar subjects, I found a bit of wood brought in by Steve.'
Steve, you've struggled in with a piece of furniture,
and we always need furniture.
If you come to a valuation day, please bring some furniture.
How did you come across this tilt-top table?
It was a donation to the British Heart Foundation.
When it came in and we looked at it, we just said that it looked old,
it didn't look like a put-together piece, modern.
Do you know, that house dates back to 1777, doesn't it?
-I believe so.
-Yeah. That's the date, within...
20 years, I'd put on this table - late 18th century.
It's a piece of country furniture and, of course, made in oak.
Many were made in oak or elm or fruit woods.
City pieces were tended to be made in mahogany.
If I tilt that up...
They were like that because they were an occasional table.
You brought them out, used them,
put your wine on them, then put them to the side.
And if you turn them round that way against the wall,
they look quite decorative
and don't take up a lot of space.
The grain is very good.
It's a nice broad decorative grain.
The colour is still there. That's the most important thing about oak.
The older it gets, the tighter the grain and the better the patina.
There's so many decades of dirt and polish gone onto that surface.
If I turn it around this way, you see it started life together.
In many of these,
-tops don't belong to the bases, but can you see this mark?
Can you see the end grain? That's rubbed on the under side.
That's been there for a long time.
There's no extra holes here.
These cleats that hold the planks together have never been moved.
The bad thing is that it has been reduced in height by eight inches.
It would have been a supper or wine table and, now, it's a coffee table.
-Can you see the central column?
Architecturally, it doesn't finish right.
There should be ring turnings at the top to mirror those at the bottom.
I think we've got to put a sensible price on it of £60 to £90.
-I think that's a good valuation.
-Is that OK?
-It's going to charity.
That's great. Let's hope we can get £90, the top end of the estimate.
It's a nice piece of country furniture.
We know now that we've got some history of the table. Very good.
-I think we'll set a reserve at £50, don't you?
So a valuation of 60 to 90 with a reserve at 50.
Hopefully, it'll tempt a dealer or a DIY enthusiast,
-or somebody that wants a nice coffee table with a lot of history.
I think that's a lovely piece for anyone to have at home.
You've just seen our first items ready to go off to auction.
There's a few corkers! We might be in for one or two big surprises!
So, we'll leave you with a reminder of the items we're taking with us.
'James was a fan of Fiona's snuffbox but she didn't know much about it.
'Now she knows it's worth something, will Fiona be tempted to keep it?
'Brenda's gold ladies' wristwatches are a classy lot.
'The gold value alone is a big plus, but they're also a lovely design.
'And Steve's wooden tilt-top table is a great find.
'It's been reduced in height,
'but that doesn't detract from its usefulness.
'We're at Thomson Roddick Scottish Auctions, south of Edinburgh.
'It's a busy sale with two auctioneers - Sybelle Thomson
'and Gavin Tavendale.'
I'm feeling nervous cos this is where we up the tempo.
It's time to put our first valuations to the test.
I had a quick chat with auctioneer Sybelle Thomson to see what she had to say about one of our items.
Time is definitely up for Brenda's watches.
Not one gold Rolex here - two!
We have a valuation of £200 to £400, with a fixed reserve of £200.
-I think these will fly away.
-It's quite cheap for Rolex. There's always a lot of demand for them.
But the main demand for Rolex is for the gentlemen's watches. Like yours!
The ladies' watches aren't as collectable,
but I think they'll do well and hopefully get the top estimate.
-Brilliant! The £400 mark.
-Live in hope.
-That's what we like to see.
'Fingers crossed for the watches, coming up later.
'First, Fiona's snuffbox.
'Putting it under the hammer is auctioneer Gavin.'
Next, one of my favourite lots.
-A tiny snuffbox that belongs to Fiona and not for much longer.
Pretty little watercolour. Tortoiseshell interior.
It's got everything going for it. And the price, £100 to £180.
-You picked it up for nothing. How much?
-I can't remember.
It was so insignificant.
We need a few gents that can splash out on a lovely snuffbox.
-Wish I could buy it.
-We're not allowed to.
A 19th-century circular patch box in ebony mount.
200? 100? £50? 50's bid. 50.
In the room at 50.
Five. 60. Five.
70. Five. 80...
-This is good, Fiona. Really good.
-Not yet it's not.
No. It's not, is it? We need a lot more!
..all done at 100?
130. 140. 150...
-Now it's good.
..All done at 150?
-Thank you very much.
-What are you going to do with that?
-I'm giving it to the Pakistani flood victims.
-That's really sweet of you.
'I think James would have snapped up the snuffbox, given the chance.
'Next is the wooden table I liked.'
Now I'm hoping for top dollar here because the money's going to to the British Heart Foundation.
Steve brought this table to our valuation day, a lovely sunny day.
-The one day of the year.
Oh, wasn't it? We've had plenty down south, but it's sunny today and everyone's smiling.
The 19th-century oak tripod snap-top table.
£100 for a nice snap-top table? 100?
30 bid. With the gentleman at 30.
35. 40. Five. 50. £50.
Gentleman seated at 50. Anyone going on for a nice table?
55. You're out seated.
At 55. Anyone else? Can I tempt anybody else? At £55...
That's OK! It's obviously gone to the trade. Thank you so much.
'That was worth Steve bringing it in and getting some many for charity.
'Now it's the Rolexes being put to the test,
'and auctioneer Gavin's back on the rostrum.'
-Did you ever wear one?
I wore the one with the full bracelet.
They're gold. And they work. And they're a great name.
-So it doesn't get much better.
We just need a couple of people to bid against each other.
We're going to find out now. Good luck, Brenda.
Two ladies' 9-carat gold Rolex wristwatches.
£100. 100 bid. At 100.
100. 110. 120.
130. 140. 140. 140 in the room.
150. 150. 160. 170.
180. 190. 200. 210.
Standing at the back at 210.
210. Standing at 210.
-Someone's on the phone.
380 on the telephone. 380. 380.
All done at 380? At £380...
You can always rely on a phone bidder sitting at home thinking,
"Yes, I do really want it!"
-They pushed it to the top. £380. Brilliant.
-Yes, I am. Thank you.
-There is commission to pay, 15% plus VAT.
-Yes. I know.
-Are you going to buy more antiques or treat yourself?
-Buy more antiques!
'Fantastic result for Brenda and her elegant timepieces.
'That's it for the auction for now,
'but we're coming back later in the show.'
I'm ready for today's performance.
And the venue for the bright lights and showbiz
is the Carnegie Hall, world famous for its musical events.
You're thinking, "He's gone to New York!"
No, I haven't. This is the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline.
It's the same benefactor and founder behind both Halls,
Mr Andrew Carnegie, Scotland's most generous multimillionaire.
I'm here to tell you all about him.
'Before I explore Carnegie's Scottish background
'let me introduce you to his story.
'Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline to kind and hard-working parents.
'Through his family, he learned morals, respect
'and what can be achieved through sheer hard work.
'When he was 12, work dried up for his weaver father.
'The family sold up, and borrowed enough to emigrate to America.
'From the moment they arrived, Andrew worked hard.
'He started as a bobbin boy in a factory, but quickly got promoted.
'His quick thinking and ambition meant he was a natural entrepreneur.
'Through investments and businesses he became a multimillionaire.'
Andrew's generosity with his hard-earned cash spread worldwide.
It was the donations to his beloved Scotland that has brought me to his boyhood town of Dunfermline.
Carnegie's story of wealth and success starts here from humble beginnings, Moodie Street.
This is the house Andrew was born in.
His father worked downstairs all day while his family lived upstairs.
They ate and slept up there. They educated themselves up there.
Andrew's parents led by example so he could succeed in a dignified manner.
Andrew's father was a damask weaver, a very skilled trade.
His wife wound bobbins upstairs, singing to a young Andrew.
Perhaps that's where he got his love of music.
When work dried up, Andrew's mother, Margaret,
set up a shop repairing shoes and doing odd jobs.
Whatever sacrifices they had to make, Andrew never went without.
He was always smartly turned out in a white starched collar.
It was his parents' work ethic that inspired Andrew to improve himself.
After moving to the States, his mother showed her resourcefulness
and did whatever she could to keep her family going.
It was Margaret Carnegie who lent her son the huge sum of 600,
by mortgaging their house, so he could buy shares in Adams Express.
It was a bold move, which led him on the path to success,
becoming a steel tycoon.
That savvy mind and family support
meant that, by the time Andrew was 33,
he had assets worth 400,000.
By the time he retired at the age of 65,
he was worth a staggering 400 million, a great deal of money!
He wanted to distribute his wealth to deserving causes.
He devoted a lot of time to philanthropy as well as business.
What do you buy somebody for their birthday who has everything?
His wife, Louise, for his 60th birthday bought him this house, his birthplace.
Today, it's run as a tribute to him and the worthy causes he funded.
'I met Lorna Owers, the curator at the Carnegie Birthplace Museum,
'so I could find out more about Carnegie, the man.'
I gather he didn't have much education. He started school at eight. What happened before?
School was optional, you could choose, and you paid a penny a week.
It was quite an outlay for a family at that time.
Before that, anything he learned was from his family.
-In America, he came across a makeshift library?
Colonel Anderson had his own private library.
Andrew gained access, as a working boy.
He allowed them to borrow books on a Saturday.
-Hundreds of books, he had.
-Yes. He had 400.
-Do you think that's what inspired him to donate libraries around the world?
He wanted everyone to benefit from education,
to have access to books, the way he had.
'He was inspired by all things new and inventive.
'He regarded knowledge as a treasure.
'Imagine what it was like for a teenage boy from Dunfermline
'to end up in a developing city like Pittsburgh,
'with the railroad and the theatre, things that he'd never seen before.'
-There's the great man himself.
-What age was he when that was painted?
-He lived till he was what, 83?
-83. That's right. Yes.
He's got a twinkle in his eye.
He definitely has. He was quite a character.
-Did he miss Scotland much?
-I think he did. He came back several times.
He owned Skibo Castle as a holiday home.
Otherwise, he gave buildings.
He gave the town the Carnegie Hall, the library, the swimming baths
and, of course, Pittencrief Park.
Carnegie vowed that if he had the opportunity, he would buy the park and give it to the town.
-It gave him great satisfaction.
-I bet it did.
Lorna, thank you for talking to us. It's been fascinating.
What a wonderful story. Such an inspiration to everybody.
The city's very lucky to have so many fabulous buildings
donated to it by such a famous resident.
For me, Dunfermline gave something to Carnegie in his formative years.
It forged the tenacity and the pride to succeed later in life
as a phenomenal businessman.
It's a true tale of triumph against all odds.
'We're in Balbirnie House in Fife.
'There are plenty of people to see and treasures to be unearthed.
'Still to come, Anita spots some familiar Moorcroft.
'But are they valuable?
'And will Andrew's beaded snake prove to be a wise buy?
'First, Anita's over at the tables
'with Betty and Jim, who have an eye for a famous maker.'
Thank you for bringing this wonderful pair of vases.
They are, of course, Moorcroft, one of my favourites.
Tell me where you got them.
-Betty purchased them.
-I bought them at a car boot sale.
Aye. Quite near here, yes.
-Was it Cairngorm?
-A car boot sale?!
A pair of Moorcroft vases! How much did you pay?
-I think they were £2 each. GASPS:
We splashed out!
Did you beat the trader down?
-This was ten, 12 years ago.
-I wasn't aware that these colours would be Moorcroft
when I first bought them.
-Do you go to car boot sales a lot?
-Are you avid collectors?
-Are you mad collectors?
I'm always delighted to see Moorcroft on Flog It!
It's one of my favourite potteries.
I love the colours and the vibrance of the patterns.
Moorcroft, of course, started in the late 1880s.
William Moorcroft started with his friend Macintyre.
In 1924, he started his own factory.
That was really the birth of Moorcroft.
It was what we call an art pottery.
Everything was handmade, nothing mass produced.
Every single pot was different.
These little ones here are from a later date, about the 1930s.
They're called the wheat sheaf pattern.
They're in beautiful condition.
We do have a little trace of tube-lining,
the running slip that we see often on the Moorcroft pieces.
If we look, we can see the blue stamp here and "made in England".
So not the earliest stuff, but still very, very charming.
Why do you want to sell them?
We have to sell at some time because we're swamped under.
-Is your collection moving in on you?
-It eventually moves to a box.
-It's on display then we buy something else...
-And it goes up in the loft.
Yeah. Auction estimate. If they were coming into auction,
I would put a conservative estimate of 150 to 250 on them.
-Would you be happy to sell them at that?
Well, it's a good profit on a couple of quid.
You obviously have a very good eye. So we'll put them in at 150 to 250.
We'll put a reserve of say, 150,
but we'll give the auctioneer discretion, 10%.
Thank you for bringing them along. They're a delight.
-And keep on car booting.
I was going to ask what you'd do with the money. Straight to the car boot sale!
On the plane to Benidorm!
'There have to be some rewards for getting up early for those car boot sales.'
Let's get YOU in the frame.
If you'd like to take part in Flog It! come to one of our valuation days.
You can get details of venues from our BBC website. Log on to...
If you don't have a computer, check the details in your local press.
We'll be coming to an area very near you soon and we'd love to see you.
'James has found a bit of wildlife at Balbirnie.
'Let's join him at the tables with Andrew.'
Of all the things I was expecting in Fife,
a Turkish prisoner of war snake dated 1919 is not one of them!
What's it doing here and where did you find it?
I found it in a market in London when I was about eight, for £1.
No. That is ridiculous! That is a really good bargain.
It's an interesting thing.
I don't know why Turkish prisoners of war decided
it would be a good thing to make snakes.
You're sitting there in your prisoner of war camp
thinking, "What can I do? I'm going to make a beadwork snake!"
They made them in their hundreds and thousands.
Obviously, they sold them well.
They were very kind. It doesn't take a genius to work out what it is!
It says "Turkish Prisoners 1919" along the side.
When I saw this, I have to be honest,
I thought, "First World War, 1914-1918." That's what I learnt!
That's what I've thought since.
But I phoned a friend and they said, "No, you're wrong."
The peace treaty was signed between Britain and Germany
in 1918, so the war between the major parts finished in 1918.
There was fighting on various fronts including Russia until 1919.
-So the prisoners weren't released.
I've seen these snakes all over the place, at antiques fairs.
They always sell well so how you found it for £1, I don't know.
-Aged eight, what attracted you to that?
-The looks, generally.
-The mad colours and beautiful green.
-It is completely bonkers!
-It doesn't look slightly realistic.
-Did you have sisters to taunt with it?
-I did. I have two.
-Stick it in their bed?
-Definitely. Got played with.
-Oh, great fun.
Value? I don't know.
-£40 to £60?
-Something like that.
Your £1 investment's done all right. They come in various sizes.
This is a particularly long one, so that's in its favour.
-Shall we put £40 reserve on it?
-That sounds good to me.
-What will you spend the money on?
-Where are you going?
-All right for some!
-When are you going?
-In a few weeks.
-Are you around for the auction?
Fingers crossed it will do well.
'A beaded snake must rank high on a list of intriguing items we've seen on a valuation day.
'Let's see what mystic magic Wilma and Kendal have to show Anita.'
What a great wee object!
It's a chap on a flying carpet made of bronze.
-Where did you get him?
-He actually belongs to my mother.
She got him from her mother, who was a housekeeper
to a big house just outside Cupar.
It belonged to a Mrs Wilson from the Pilkington family,
and she used to change all the stuff in her house
and would offer my gran anything
cos it was going to charity or in the bin.
That was very generous. I'm glad this didn't go in the bin.
-Kendal, tell me, do you like it?
-Do you have it on display?
He sat on the hall table at my mum's. We used him to keep a bit of paper down.
He's been used as a paper weight now and again.
-He disappeared months ago when she was changing her rooms.
-Maybe he flew out the window!
When I went to look for him today, he seemed to have appeared by magic.
-Flew back in!
-Yeah. Just sitting there with his back to us!
Let's look at him. He is a charming little bronze. He's made of bronze.
Probably made in Austria.
I haven't been able to find any maker's name or cast mark
on this little creature.
But it looks very much in the style of Lorenzl, who came from Austria.
The colour would have been painted while the bronze was cold.
It has a particular look.
We call it an Austrian cold-painted bronze.
Lorenzl often did animal figures,
but he was also interested in eastern subjects.
We're seeing this reflected in this character here.
He's an eastern gentleman.
He's sitting on a magic carpet
and he's counting his money.
One of the charming things, the thing I most like about this,
is the rumple in the edge of that carpet!
Isn't that an intriguing and charming detail?
I like this very much.
I would like to put him into auction with an estimate of £100 to £200.
-Uh-huh. I think that he's a smashing wee figure.
I would love to have found a maker's name. That would make a difference.
We can put him in at £100 to £200 with a reserve of, say, £80.
-Would you be happy with that, Kendal?
It is a matter of going to auction. I know you'll be back at school then, but your mum will be there.
If it's OK, I'd like to bring my mum along, the owner of the little man.
That would be marvellous, and I hope this little guy takes a flier.
We've found our final lots for the day so it's time to say farewell to Balbirnie House.
There's more action to come in the auction.
'We're selling Wilma's magic carpet cold-painted bronze figure.
'It hasn't got a maker's mark but Anita has high hopes for it.
'The Turkish beaded snake was bought by Andrew when he was just eight.
'Let's hope he's got a beady eye for a profit.
'Betty and Jim's Moorcroft vases were a bargain at £4.
'Will they fetch their true value at auction?
'Before the sale, I caught up with auctioneer Sybelle Thomson
'to find out what she thinks.'
I keep saying Moorcroft never lets us down, but you never know.
Hopefully, these will fly away. They belong to Jim and Betty.
-They got them for £2 each at a car boot sale!
-That's a bargain!
I think they will fly away. They're the waving corn pattern.
It's an interesting colour and the vendor might get a nice surprise.
I hope they'll go the top estimate.
'More on Moorcroft later.
'First, let's see how Wilma and her mother Mary's bronze gets on.'
-I think we're going to be in for a little surprise here. We're looking at £100 to £200.
-It's a little rug seller.
-Selling Persian rugs.
It's absolutely delightful. I love the nicks in the rug.
And he's counting his money!
-Lots of it! I think you're going to go home with lots of it!
-We could easily double the top end.
-I'd love to see that.
We could triple it. You never know at an auction! This is so exciting.
I think this is a classic lot. Let's see it go.
The Vienna cold-painted bronze of the rug seller.
£50 for this. 30?
30 bid. 35. 40. Five...
70. Five. 80. Five. 90...
-There is a phone.
..110. 120. 130.
< 140. 140.
Right at the back. 150.
160. Do you want in now, sir? 170.
180. 190. 190.
-Any advance on £190...?
-There's another line.
200 on the phone. It's against you at 200.
On the telephone at £220...
-Brilliant! I'm ever so pleased.
-Much more than I expected.
-She still can't believe it.
-The wee man has gone.
-The wee man has gone.
-He has gone!
'What a result for a bronze masquerading as a paperweight!
'Now it's Andrew's bargain snake.'
-You bought this in a flea market when you were eight?
-Yes. For £1.
You've really looked after your investment.
-Are you like that with everything?
-If I know it's got some sort of worth, I'll keep it safe.
This man's going to be very rich!
Let's hope we make James's top end. It's going under the hammer now.
The Turkish prisoner of war beadwork snake.
I must start this at £25. 25.
40. Five. 50. Five.
I'll come to you. 60. Five. 65.
70. Five. 80. £80 on my left.
110. 120. 120. Standing at 120.
Anyone else want in?
-A good result.
-The condition was very good.
-And a good big size.
We've seen prisoner of war beadwork on the show before, by Italians and Turkish prisoners of war.
-They've struggled because beads are missing.
-Very good condition.
-Excellent condition. Well done you!
-Well done you!
'That's double top estimate for the sneaky snake.
'I hope Betty and Jim do that well with their Moorcroft vases.'
Why are you selling them?
-It's a good time to sell, I suppose.
-We don't have them on show.
-Are you decluttering?
-Have you got lots?
-Lots and lots?
This couple are a pair of mad collectors.
Boot sales, charity shops, so they've got a big collection and they've got a great eye.
Let's find out what this lot think, the bidders. Ready? It's going under the hammer now.
The very nice pair of Moorcroft blue ground posy vases.
I've three closed bids on them.
I must start them at £330...
330 straight in! Oh, Betty!
..400. 400. 420.
-Was this a "come and buy me"?
-You know me, Paul!
-I'm wobbling. This is fantastic.
-Phone beside me at £500.
Would anyone else like in at £500?
-How about that?
-Did you enjoy that?
-We got our £2 worth!
-If you'd turned up and settled for £200,
you'd have said, "That's OK."
But no, a bit more and a bit more.
It goes to show, quality always sells.
Great name. Great condition. Thank you for coming in.
What a wonderful end to a fantastic day here just south of Edinburgh.
I can't wait to come back to Scotland.
Many more surprises to come, but from all of us, it's goodbye.
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