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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the quiz show where it's not enough simply to know the answers,
no, you need a nose for antiques too.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
And in each team is a quizzer,
responsible for answering general knowledge questions,
so that their partner, the picker, can choose an antique item
to add to their collection.
Now, the aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
First up, we have great friends Nicole and Greg
from London and Manchester.
-You'll be picking the lots today.
So what particularly spikes your interest
in the world of antiques and collectables?
I'm particularly interested in jewellery.
I love any type of antique jewellery with diamonds or rhinestones,
-anything that glitters. I'm a bit of a magpie.
I also love watches and clocks.
-Yes, I do.
-OK. And sitting next to you is your friend, Greg. Hello, Greg.
You are answering the questions today.
So how would you describe your friendship with Nicole?
-You've known each other a long time.
-We have. We met on the bus on the first day of high school,
so we've been friends for a long time.
You've known each other a long time, but do you agree on things?
-On the whole, I'd say, yeah.
We've got an eye for a bargain. We know what we want.
-Right, so you're trusting each other's judgment?
-Yes, we are.
Excellent. Good luck. Good luck.
Sitting next to you are Graham and Chris.
Welcome, Graham and Chris. They are a married couple from Sheffield.
Now, Graham, you are the quizzer on the team, so how did you both meet?
We met in a discotheque back in 1968 in Sheffield.
And do you remember that moment as well, Chris?
-Not quite as well as Graham.
Erm, now, Chris, you are the team's picker today,
-so what sort of antiques and collectables do you love rooting out?
-I like glass.
The interest was sparked because I bought some glasses not knowing they were as old as they were.
And they were 1750, which I still have.
-Wow! Did you pay just thruppence for them?
-A pound...for five.
And I thought they were sold cheap because there wasn't a set of six.
-Well, welcome to the show.
-Lovely to have you here.
And our third team today is John and Mike from Hertfordshire in Kent,
-who are uncle and nephew. Welcome to you both, lovely to have you here.
Mike, you're the picker, how did your interest in collectables start?
My grandma gave me my great-great-grandfather's
-World War I medals.
And along with that trench letters and pictures.
And I started getting into that a bit,
cos there's a lot of history attached to the item.
-So that really lit your fire, the story of something?
-That's right, yeah.
Yeah. Well, with you is Uncle John,
who will be answering all the questions for the team.
So how would you describe your relationship with Mike, John?
Mike's always looked up to me for some reason
and I've always looked down on him, so we get on.
-We know where we stand in the relationship.
He's my elder brother's eldest boy.
We've just clicked and we do a lot of stuff together
and have the same sense of humour and just really get on.
-We enjoy ourselves when we get together.
Well, it's lovely to have you here. I really hope that you do enjoy today as well because it is fun right here.
So, here are today's lots for your consideration.
We have 16 different antiques and collectables and here they are.
Starting left to right we have...
A chocolate box.
A top hat.
A Bond prop.
A scent bottle.
A card ladle.
A painting. And a vase.
Eclectic collection, very different, but with very different values.
One is worthless, worth £10 or less,
and the rest increase in value up to our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
And that is the lot to spot,
because at the end of the show the winning pair will walk away
with the cash equivalent of one of these items.
Now, earlier our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the top whack from the bric-a-brac?
-Oh, there are some lovely items in here, isn't there?
-Let's have a quick peruse of everything.
It's obviously fairly old cos it's losing its whiteness, in't it?
-Do you think this is probably the pricey one, then?
-I'm not sure.
I don't really know anything about plaques.
It just strike me as being a print.
-Oh, I like that.
-In the original box.
It does look old.
Are these for wine? Do you think, wine coolers?
-Made to look older than it is, I think.
That's plated as well. A card ladle.
So that's the old croupier thing, I think, isn't it?
-I don't think it's real silver, you know.
Top hat. Probably Victorian, do you reckon?
Ah, so is that the royal...seal?
That's just like something you'd have in your nana's living room, in't it?
-It's one of those standard Persian eastern patterns, in't it?
-Yeah, this is very nice.
-It's very you this, isn't it?
-It looks Victorian, dun't it? Very over the top.
-Yeah, I think it's the Virgin Mary.
-Let's have a look.
-It's hollow that, isn't it?
-I bet it's spelter.
I think that's probably worth more than £10.
-Yeah, it's got the box.
-And it's in a good state.
Actually, that's quite good.
Paperweights can cost...
-There can usually be a lot more colours in there though, aren't there?
This is definitely cheap.
Well, you're the expert, do you know what I mean?
I could be picking up a Faberge egg and saying it cost the same as a creme egg.
Well, is got James Bond kudos, hasn't it?
But what is it? Film memorabilia.
You'd pay money for that. Like, £80?
I think it's lustrewear this.
Limited edition, cos it's got a Z5125. Definitely Wedgwood.
-Wedgwood as well.
-I like the style of it, don't you?
I'd have that in my house, that.
Bernard Moore. Can't say he's my...cup of tea,
-I'm more a Clarice Cliff.
-Don't know that person.
We're going to go for scent, painting, plaque.
I think the top hat, the bowl and the clock.
If we'd chucked out one piece, it would be the prop.
-The James Bond prop would have to go.
-I wouldn't chuck it, I'd recycle it cos it's paper.
Joining me, of course,
is our resident antiques expert, Charlie Ross.
Charlie, what do you make of these lots?
-I think they are really, really exciting.
Talk about an eclectic mix, but there are some goodies in there.
-There might be a little bit of dross as well, mightn't there?
So how has the valuation been worked?
Well, all the values have been agreed by...myself.
-And an independent valuer based on hammer price.
That is the price that you would pay
when the auctioneer's gavel hits the rostrum
-without any of the added costs.
Well, as well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot hidden under the shroud of mystery
poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
-Charlie - oh, it's a tiddler.
but, of course, it might have a whopping value.
Mmm! You tease!
Well, it could be worth thousands or just a fiver,
we will be unveiling it a bit later.
But for now, are you ready?
It's time for round one.
I am going to ask ten general knowledge questions.
Quizzers, if you buzz in with the correct answer,
your picker gets to add a lot to your collection.
But, beware, buzz in incorrectly
and you'll be frozen out of the next question.
All clear? Quizzers, your job is to give your picker
the best chance to bag the top lots first.
So, fingers on buzzers, here is question one.
Which Egyptian pharaoh is often referred to as "the boy king"?
It is Tutankhamen. Well done.
-Mike, you get the first pick of the grid.
-Thank you, Fern.
Can I get the top hat, please?
The top hat, you certainly can.
That is the first lot in your collection. Question two.
What is the first name of Hillary and Bill Clinton daughter?
It is Chelsea. Mike?
-Can I go for the painting, please, Fern?
Mike, it's yours. Question three.
Which planet is fifth from the sun?
Oh, it's incorrect. You're frozen out of the next question.
-It's actually Jupiter.
-Did you know that?
-OK, question four.
Which character did Jason Donovan play
in the Australian soap Neighbours?
No... Yes, John?
Well, yes, but what did she call him?
-No, Scott Robinson.
You're frozen out. Greg and Nicole, you're OK, you're back in.
Da Nang International Airport is located in which Asian country?
Ah, Vietnam. I'm so sorry, you're frozen out.
John and Mike, you are back. You can answer this question.
Romaine, lollo rosso and butterhead
are all varieties of which vegetable?
-Lettuce, that is correct. Well done.
Nicole, what's shiny and sparkly that's catching your magpie eyes?
-I'll say the bowl.
-It's on its way to you.
Graham and Chris, you are now back in play as well. Question seven.
Anastasia Steele is a character in which 2011 novel?
I'm going to guess at Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Yes, it is. That's correct, it is Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Mike, would you like to choose something?
-Can I get the vase, please, Fern?
-The vase. It's yours.
There we go. Question eight.
In which film based on true events
does Hanks played FBI agent Carl Hanratty?
I'm sorry, we've lost that question, but the answer is Catch Me If You Can.
GRAHAM MUMBLES Question number nine.
In 2012, in which sport did Alistair Brownlee win Olympic gold?
-Oh, well done.
-Right, Chris, what catches your eye on the grid?
I'd like the scent bottle. I really...like that.
The scent bottle is yours. It's on its way to your collection.
Final question. Question ten.
The statue of Eros is located at which London circus?
-It is Piccadilly Circus. Well done. Mike, what you want?
A bit upset that the scent bottle just got stolen,
cos I'd have liked that next, but...
-I'll go for the bust, please, Fern.
-The bust. It's on its way.
Very good. Right, let's have a look at how well the teams have done.
Greg and Nicole, you have your beautiful bowl there.
Graham and Chris, you've got the scent bottle.
And, finally, Mike and John,
you have managed to get hold of the top hat, the painting, the vase and the bust.
Well, our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Charlie is going to give each of you a fact about a lot of your choice.
Now, these snippets of information
should give you vital clues about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
It could be one of yours, it could be one of your opponents',
or it could be something that's still up for grabs on the grid.
Nicole, let's start with you.
-Which lot would you like to hear more about?
-Erm, the clock.
-The clock. You're keen on clocks and watches, aren't you?
-I love clocks, yeah.
So, Charlie, what can you tell us about the clock?
This is a French ornate table clock
in polished brass with Rococo-style appendices...
dating to around 1860...
with the all-important fusee movement.
It keeps time perfectly, but what about its value?
-It's very pretty, though.
-It matches my jacket.
-It does match your jacket.
-Yeah, it's shiny.
Don't say too much, don't look too keen,
cos they'll want it, you see. LAUGHTER
OK, Graham and Chris. Chris, what would you like to know about?
-I'd like to know about the plaque.
-Well, Chris, this is a printed enamel plaque
signed C Faure from Limoges.
Camille Faure was working out of Limoges, France,
during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Some of his pieces can fetch eye-watering sums.
This is a printed image, though, produced for the mass market.
Even the greatest artists need to pay their bills.
-Yes, has it helped?
-It has, yes.
I thought it was a print.
-So that's what I wanted confirming, really.
-OK. John and Mike.
Right, Mike, what you fancy?
Remember, it could be on the grid or the other teams'.
Could you please tell me about the lace?
Mike, this is a late-17th century length of lace or flounce.
This lace is a style called point de France,
a school of French lace
set up by Louis XIV's minister, Jean Baptiste Colbert.
This strip is almost three metres long.
Now that you're all a bit more knowledgeable about today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them to your collections.
Bear in mind that at the end of this round
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
There are three more lots now available to each pair.
And this time, pickers, you target a lot
and, quizzers, you then try to secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round the lots come with their own question categories.
And the categories today are... along the top.
And down the side.
So you will see that perhaps you will ask for the Bond prop,
the quizzer can then ask for a question
either on girl bands up at the top or boxing along the side.
-Good. Excellent. Here we go.
Nicole and Greg, you are up first. So, Nicole, what's your lot?
Greg, I know you've just qualified as a doctor,
so you'll be very, very well versed in landmarks or boxing.
-I'll go with landmarks, then.
Here's your question on landmarks.
Bankside Power Station became which London gallery?
-The Tate Modern.
-The clock is yours.
-There it goes off into your collection.
It's as easy as that, Graham and Chris, OK?
-Chris, what is your lot?
-I'll go for the lace.
-The lace. OK.
Graham, what do you fancy then? Landmarks?
It'll be the landmarks as picked for me by Christine, please.
Landmarks for you, Graham.
Which building claimed the title as the world's tallest in 2010?
It's yours and the lace is yours.
-Very well done, Graham.
-Yeah, lovely that.
-Mike, what's your lot?
-Erm, can I go for the planters, please?
The planters. OK.
John, what would you like, celebrity gossip or animals?
-It'll have to be animals, please, Fern.
-Animals. Here we go.
What girl's name is also used to describe a female donkey?
Julie. Mary. Holly. Anne.
-Struggling with this one, Fern.
-No, sorry, can't...
-Oh, did anyone else know?
-Jenny it is. Yes, a Jenny.
OK, well, the planters stay on the grid.
Back to Greg and Nicole. Nicole, what's your lot?
Erm, we'll go for the planters.
-Oh, the planters?
Greg, celebrity gossip or animals?
-We'll go with celebrity gossip.
And your question is...
which country music star is the godmother of Miley Cyrus?
-It is Dolly Parton.
She is THE country music star, isn't she?
The planters are on their way to your collection.
Graham and Chris. Chris, what's your lot?
Erm, I will go for the rug, please.
The rug. Desserts or Oscar winners, Graham?
Oh, now if it was Christine answering, it would be desserts,
-but for me it'll have to be Oscar winners, please.
OK, here we go.
Which 1939 film was the first in colour
to win the Oscar for Best Picture?
I'm going to have to say Gone With The Wind.
And you are going to be right. That's perfect. Well done.
-I didn't know you'd know that one.
-Oh, yeah, he's cleverer than you thought, you see.
-Yeah. I usually know that one.
-Did you know that one?
-Yes, I did.
-That's the rug in your collection.
And the last pick here goes to you, Mike. What's your lot?
-I'm going to have to go for the chocolate box, please.
-The chocolate box.
Animals or landmarks, John?
-I'm going to go for animals again, Fern.
Here's your question, John.
Aardvarks are natives to which continent?
Aardvarks are native to...
South America, I believe.
You believe incorrectly, it's Africa.
John, that means that the chocolate box is safe and still on the grid.
Right, let's sum up here.
Well, Nicole and Greg, to the bowl
you have now added the planters and the clock.
Chris and Graham, you have the scent bottle, the lace and the rug.
Mike and John, your collection is unchanged with the top hat,
the painting, the vase and the bust.
And I wonder where the top lot is?
Is it still on the grid or is it somewhere in your collections?
And where's the worthless lot as well?
Teams, your collections are growing,
but remember at the end of this round the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
So, have you missed out?
There is one last lot available to each team
and this time you can either go for what's left on the grid,
or you could try to steal an antique that is in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, be warned,
if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Right, Nicole, do you want to target a lot from the grid,
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
Erm, I really like the top hat.
-Which is in John and Mike's collection.
Which means that John chooses a category for Greg to answer.
This time you can choose any one of those categories.
-Well, Fern, I think boxing would be a suitable one.
This is your question on boxing, Greg.
What name is commonly given to a fighter who favours their left hand?
-Left hook. I don't know.
-Ah, it's southpaw.
-Well defended, John. Very, very good.
So the top hat stays in your collection. Graham and Chris.
Chris, what have you got your eye on,
something on the grid or something somewhere else?
I'd like the vase, please.
John, you've got to defend again, so you must pick a question for Graham.
I'm going to go with...girl bands.
If he does know, he shouldn't.
He's done a PhD in them. He's got it.
OK, girl bands question for you, Graham.
Which all-girl group had a 1989 UK number one hit with Eternal Flame?
-A good subject you picked there.
-The vase is on its way to you. Oh, John!
You see, you just can't... Would you know the answer was Bangles?
-Yeah, I did know that.
-OK, Mike, this is your chance.
Do you want to take something from the grid
-or do you want to steal that vase back?
-Payback time, I think.
-And, do you know what, you can have my vase, I want your scent bottle.
-Right, Graham, your chance to defend.
What do you think John should answer a question on?
Let's try famous dates.
All right, John, here's the question.
Who became Lord Protector on 16th December, 1653?
-High five, cowboy.
-The scent bottle is on its way.
-I were hoping you'd do animals.
-Thank you very much.
Very well played, teams. Excellent.
OK, that is it for round two.
And for one team, sadly, it's the end of the road.
Now, we have calculated the combined value of all of your items
and the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game.
Charlie's been keeping tabs. So, Charlie, who is leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first is...
-..Mike and John.
It just goes to prove that even though you have
one more lot in your collection than the other teams, it wasn't enough.
-We did our best.
-It is always quality, not quantity, we're looking for.
-It got a bit personal, I think.
John and Mike, you have been absolutely fantastic.
We're very, very sorry, honestly, to see you go.
But before you leave, of course, you want to find out
the value of the lots that are leaving the game with you.
So, Charlie, what do you make of their collection?
I thought it was a great collection, it just wasn't quite great enough, really.
There were some interesting comments about the hat in the room.
It looked very smart apparently, it looked rather Victorian.
The great thing about this hat is it fits,
and if you were to go and buy a new silk top hat today,
you would have to spend £750 certainly.
I would prefer if it had got a leather box rather than a cardboard one, but there we are.
£120 worth was the hat.
Amazing! OK, that's gone. What else?
Well, we've got the bust, haven't we? It's bronze.
I think Chris mentioned that it was spelter, worthless.
-But it's not spelter, which of course is zinc with impurities.
Who's the subject? Well, I think
it's not named but it looks like the Virgin Mary to me.
And I think some of you came up with that.
It's well patinated, there is no signature on it, but it is bronze.
-So we've gone with £300 on that.
We've got the painting.
Painted by HB Roberts. A good artist and it's of Barnaby Rudge,
which was written and set against the Gordon riots of 1780.
So there's a lot of history there. A good name.
Perhaps it might have been more valuable
had it been a more well-known character, Fagin, Oliver.
You know, Barnaby Rudge isn't necessarily the most famous.
I think John questioned rather glibly, "Is it a Constable?"
-Well, no, it isn't a Constable.
And it's worth £400.
Very nice. And now the final... The scent bottle.
-Oh, that's my favourite.
-Chris' favourite and it's gone.
Everybody was trying to get this scent bottle.
Ping-pong, ping-pong, we went with the scent bottle.
And I have to agree with you, it's a fabulous thing, isn't it?
It's... It's got its original case
and it's so unusual to have the two ends.
It's really a statement of the Victorian era, isn't it?
It's about 1890. I love the colour.
And it is the best, it is the best of its sort, and therefore...
£600 for this object.
So that gives you a total of £1,420.
Well, gentlemen, John and Mike,
you did pick some really lovely things there, so I hope that you are pleased that you had your eye in.
Yeah, yeah. It's Mike's fault that we lost, cos he picked the wrong items, actually.
I got most questions right than anyone else,
-so I can go home with head held high, he's a disaster.
-But I'm not bitter, you know.
LAUGHTER Mike and John, it really has been a pleasure to have you here,
but it's now time to bring the hammer down on your lot.
-Thank you for playing For What It's Worth. BOTH:
Yeah, it was unlucky, you never know what these things are worth.
I'd probably just put for the record
that I personally think the clock is going to be the most expensive item,
which I wanted to choose and I was dismissed against.
But, hey-ho, you win some, you lose some,
-and you get three questions wrong and lose the match.
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game.
So let's quickly find there from Charlie what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game? Charlie.
-Bit of a problem with this,
-no chockies inside it.
-I had them earlier.
-You like... Yes, you ate the lot, didn't you?
-It's rather a charming object,
it's really not worth anything unless, of course, it came off the Titanic.
-And it didn't come off the Titanic.
-And it's worth 25 quid.
-Ah, so it's not the worthless lot?
-It's not worthless, no.
I don't think anybody was really taken in by the plaque.
This, of course, had it been an original painting by Camille Faure,
would have been way over the top lot.
He did some fantastic enamelling on vases.
He enamelled onto copper and his copper vases enamelled,
they're worth thousands and thousands.
This, however, is £80 worth.
-So, pleased it's going out of the show, really.
-Yeah, very pleased.
-Well, the toy. Nobody really liked the toy.
Well, I think everybody was absolutely terrified!
The great thing about it is that it does work.
A, it's got its box, we like toys to have boxes,
and, B, it works.
This is worth £450.
A magician's card ladle.
This is a really unusual object,
it's for the magician to gather the cards back from the contestants
without getting too close and giving the game away.
It's actually silver plate, but it's super quality.
It's about 1840.
A member of the Magic Circle who's a collector
-would pay £1,000 for this.
Very good. £1,000, but that's the end of that.
"Oh, here comes that piece of old rubbish." I think that's what most of you said.
Nicole, I think you said, "Ah, this is valuable."
-So what is this precisely?
-This is a manual
that was used and it exploded, as you can imagine with John Cleese,
when it was used in one of the comedy moments of the Pierce Brosnan film.
And this is pricelessly collectable.
This was only discarded at the end of the film,
but, of course, some clever clogs picked it up and thought, "That might be worth something one day."
And it jolly well is.
And you all missed a trick here.
I have to say that I would probably be in the same boat,
-but it's worth £2,000!
-2,000! For a moment, I thought that was the top lot.
-We've got one more lot, haven't we?
-Nicole, I think you said it was ordinary.
OK, it's not Clichy, it's not Baccarat, it's not one of the great ones,
but it's a stylish object, isn't it?
And wouldn't you like to have it on your desk?
-Well, not a lot, because it's worthless.
-Phew, Fern! That was a close one.
-It actually was.
I was beginning to think, "Are you tricking us? No? Oh, my goodness!"
Well, well done for avoiding that one.
And now we know that the top lot is out there.
Someone has got it in their collection.
So, a couple of high-value items have left the game,
but the bottom lot has gone.
And most importantly the top lot is still in play. Congratulations.
So, just two pairs of contestants left. Before we go any further,
Charlie is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Nicole, what lot do you need to know more about?
The rug. It's a Heriz rug.
A Persian rug from the area of Heriz, East Azerbaijan.
Now, they're famed for being durable, hard-wearing,
and they can last for generations.
-This one dates to the first half of the 20th century.
Graham and Chris, what would you like to know more about?
I think I might stay with mine and I'll say the vase.
The vase, please, Charlie.
A vase designed by Bernard Moore,
who was working during the later part of the 19th century
into the early 20th century.
Attempting to capture the lustre, designs
and glazes of the Ming Dynasty.
He is a master of all the resources of the potter's craft.
Those are all the facts available to you.
So it's now time for our final round,
and at the end of it, we will have our winners!
So I'm going to give the quizzers a category
and they then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say name types of apples,
you might see Granny Smith, you might say Pink Lady,
and then Gala and so on. OK?
If you fail to give an answer, if you repeat an answer,
or you give a wrong answer, you lose that category
and the opponent's picker will be able to steal
a lot from your collection.
Remember, it's the total value of your collections that matter the end of this.
And one high-priced lot could be more valuable
than your opponents' entire collection.
There are three categories
and the pair were the most valuable collection at this point go first.
-Charlie, who is that?
-I can reveal that the team
who currently has the most valuable collection is...
-..Chris and Graham.
Graham, you will start us off.
And the first category is...
We are only looking for the names of current member countries.
John, if you're ready, please give me an answer.
I'm so sorry, Graham. You could've had...India,
But well done, it's a very difficult round this one.
But it means, Nicole, you can steal
something from Graham and Chris' collection. What do you want?
-Please, may I have the lace.
-I knew she'd have that.
-The lace. It is yours.
Greg, you can start next. Here is your category.
We are looking only for works of fiction
and will not accept short stories.
Greg, please, give me an answer.
It's incorrect. Greg, I'm so sorry.
You could have had The Client, The Last Juror, The Firm.
Very, very hard category. You would either know them or you don't.
I didn't know them either.
OK, Chris, you can steal from Greg and Nicole's collection.
-I'm going to take my lace back.
The lace is winging its way back.
-OK, Graham, this is our third and final category. Ready?
We will only accept characters' first AND last names. Are you ready?
Graham, would you please give me an answer.
Erm, I know the real names, not the character names.
You could have had...
Ian Beale, Roxy Mitchell.
There are loads of them, but isn't this a difficult round?
You've done very well.
It means, Nicole, you can steal from Graham and Chris's collection. LAUGHTER
I'm going to take the lace back, please.
-Are you? The lace?
-Well, there's a shock.
-And the lace comes back to you.
Oh, Chris is really annoyed by that, aren't you?
Right, that's it, your collections are now fixed and will determine which team is victorious.
It's time to find out who are today's winners. Charlie?
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show are...
..Nicole and Greg.
-Very well done.
Commiserations, however, to Chris and Graham.
You played so well, but you didn't create a valuable enough collection.
But before we say goodbye,
let's find out what items are also leaving the game
and if the top lot is in your collection.
-The Heriz rug, I like.
It's about 1920, 1930, I think in terms of date.
And, as a very general rule,
you can value a rug by the number of knots per square inch or per centimetre.
It's nice quality, good, bold colours,
but not particularly valuable.
-It is nice.
-Now, the vase?
The Bernard Moore vase.
I love it, actually. I really, really do.
I don't think anybody quite understood the rarity,
the complexity of it, when you were all looking at it.
It's quite clever, because if you look at it from a distance,
you might think it was bronze, it's so cleverly glazed.
It's not that valuable, although it's such a charming object.
-It's £350 worth.
Which of course gives you a total value of your collection of £500.
Oh, my goodness! Chris and Graham,
it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection, I'm afraid,
but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Quite shocked to get through to the second round, so quite happy about that. Very good.
I didn't like the lace,
it was just the category I needed and the lace was on it.
But now that's gone and knowing that the other two items are very low value,
-I now think it's the lace that's most valuable.
-That's most valuable.
Well done, Nicole and Greg, you built the most valuable collection
and you are today's winners.
So all you have to do is choose a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
So try and pick a good one.
Remember, of course, that top lot is in there somewhere.
So, what are you going to choose?
-I think it's going to be the lace, isn't it?
-I think it is, yeah.
My personal favourite is the clock.
-But you don't get the object, Nicole.
-I know. I know, we don't get it.
But we think possibly...
We think the lace is definitely the most valuable item we have up there.
-We've done the maths, we're going to go with the lace.
So your chosen lot is the lace?
But before we tell you what it's worth,
Charlie is the person who can give you the value
on the lots that you've rejected.
The planters. I like the planters, of course. They're Edwardian.
These are really rather elegant,
but they're good interior-decorator lots.
I think these would have been worth 750-plus 20 years ago.
-And what next?
-Well, next we've got the clock.
Nicole, you like clocks, don't you?
-Yeah, I do, and that's my favourite thing, yeah.
Was it the central part
of a three-piece clock set once upon a time?
Could have been, but I don't think that it matters too much
and we put £800 on that clock.
-Whoa! Not bad.
-And the last item?
The fabulous Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre bowl by Daisy Makeig-Jones.
Wonderful! She was very much influenced by a couple of illustrators,
Edmund Dulac and Arthur Rackham.
but if it were larger, it would be worth...
-£6,000-8000, I think.
But it's smaller, it's worth £1,500.
From that I think you can make a deduction.
Congratulations! That piece of lace is now, as we know, the top lot.
It is worth £2,500. BOTH LAUGH
-Greg, are you proud of Nicole?
-I didn't let you down, did I?
-You didn't, no.
He said to me, "If I'm bringing it on the questions, don't let me down."
Would you believe a piece of lace is worth that much, Greg?
-Not really my taste, but I can see that it would be.
-Well, you can now. Funny that, isn't it?
Nicole and Greg, congratulations.
Come and join me to take a closer look at that piece of lace
and to see if we can tempt you with our mystery lot.
Well, we know you have the top lot.
You have worked very hard to get it.
However, let's see if we can tempt you with today's mystery lot,
which could be worth even more.
Charlie, would you like to reveal the mystery lot?
-It is a very heavy bronze rum tot.
Half a gill in measure, inscribed Jamaica, Hanover, 1834.
Hanover is a parish in Jamaica.
And you can just imagine a gnarly old sailor
knocking back Jamaican rum from this.
And from that you can form your valuation.
-So, all that's left is for you to decide
whether you stick with your lace which you know is worth £2,500,
or just dump it in favour of today's mystery lot. CHARLIE LAUGHS
-I don't like it.
-I think we're quids in with the lace.
-I do. I like the lace.
-We don't want to be greedy.
-I mean, it is engraved, but it's a rum pot, really.
I like the lace more and, do you know what, the lace is worth a lot of money.
-So I'm happy with how much the lace is worth, yeah.
-Let's stick with the lace.
-Yeah, I think we'll stick with the lace.
-You're going to keep the bird in the hand rather than the two in the bush?
-Yes, we will.
Right, they're still going with the lace.
That means you have won its worth in cold, hard cash.
Charlie, would you please tell us what they've thrown away?
Oh! This could be a heartbreaking moment, couldn't it?
Oh, don't! I hate this bit.
-I'm going to hang onto you.
-You hang onto each other.
Because it's history.
# 15 men on a dead man's chest
# Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum. #
What about that?
Well...it's a pretty exciting object, this.
-I like it.
I really like it.
I may have even gone for it.
-But it's worth £120.
-How fantastic! Oh, congratulations!
-Dear, dear, dear!
-I'm so pleased for you both.
-You've been absolutely wonderful. Mwah!
-What a great game we've had today.
Congratulations to you, Nicole, to you, Greg.
You are going home with £2,500 to enjoy.
Really enjoy it. And thank you.
Thank you, Charlie, for lending us, as always, your wonderful expertise.
-It's been such a treat!
-I'll see you again soon.
And so look forward to seeing you again soon. Join us again next time
when three more teams will battle to pick the lot to win the lot
on For What It's Worth. We'll see you then. Goodbye. Well done!
We thought the lace was quite valuable just because it was so old
and how much of it there was, cos that was a huge piece of lace,
but then when Chris wanted it back,
I was like, "Oh, OK, she knows something."