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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the quiz show where it's not enough to simply know the answers,
you need a nose for antiques, too.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
So, here are today's lots for your consideration -
16 different antiques and collectibles. We have...
a stamp book,
a wool maker,
and a jug.
All very different 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.
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.
First up, we have Noran and Katie
who are partners from Slough in Berkshire.
Hello, and welcome to the show.
Noran, you are the team's picker.
I know you have a good collection of coins, don't you?
Yes, I have some...
Quite a few collection of coins.
British coins, Spanish coins and American.
How did you two meet?
We first dated about 34 years ago and we were together two years
and then we split up and we met again 34 years later
and we've been together ever since. That's eight years now.
Yeah, did a big circle and found that what I threw away
I found in the lost property box.
That's almost a headline for the show, actually.
Yeah. It's very nice to have you here, thank you very much indeed.
And next we have Joan and David who are a married couple from Devon.
Joan, you are the team's picker,
have you any specific collections of your own?
I've got some green glassware.
-Like wine bottles?
-I can collect those myself.
-I've got a few of those!
I don't know, I'm just attracted to the colour green, I think, in glass.
I've got some quite nice pieces.
David, you're answering the questions for the team
so how would you rate yourself as a quizzer?
-I would say reasonably good.
-Do you share Joan's interest in antiques?
Not to the same level but I like medals and things like that,
that interests me quite a lot.
Lovely to have you here.
And our final team is Em and Lizzy who are work colleagues from Norwich.
Welcome to the show.
-You are both doctors.
-Em, you are the team picker.
What has been your proudest purchase to date?
My proudest purchase was when I found a watch in a car-boot sale
and I had a funny feeling it was worth a bit of money
and it turned out to be a Rolex and it was valued at about five grand.
-How much did you pay for it?
Lizzy, you're the team's quizzer and you've known each other a long time
-and been through everything together, I think.
-Yes, front-line on the NHS.
We're know as the Dream Team on the wards but some people call us
the Mad Doctors.
-Do you share Em's love of antiques?
-I do, yes.
My grandparents used to take me antiquing when I was a toddler.
They used to have an antiques shop
so from the age of about four my grandma was teaching me
the difference between, "No, that's a replica, put it down,"
so she's trying to develop an expensive taste in me
-from a young age.
-Which she's done.
Well done, OK.
Earlier our teams inspected the lots
but could they separate the class from the brass?
We'll start here.
-How old do we think that is?
I don't think that's worth much.
And it's broken.
I'd say that's probably worth about 100.
I love that.
Your dad's got loads of tools - or did have.
That's probably come out of his set.
It's actually...a tap.
-And cutting threads.
"English branch of the Hammond typewriter, London."
And it's not a two-tone tape so we know it's old.
-I really have got no idea on that.
-I really like that.
-It's really nice, isn't it?
-"Goodbrand and Co."
-It's early '20s.
I'm thinking a few thousand for that.
-Battle of Trafalgar was obviously 1805.
-It'll be a catalogue.
-Catalogue of the paintings.
-And that's handwritten by the artist.
-That's going to be worth quite a lot.
-Yes, I think so.
I think it's quite a pleasant piece. Definitely silver.
You can see the old mark.
-Where do I see...?
-100 quid on that?
I'd say it's probably around the Victorian times.
-I know you like coins.
-I've seen nothing like that before, though.
Could be Roman, actually.
Is that a Caesar coin?
-It's a tile with a wooden...
-I like it.
-I do like that.
It's probably the most expensive thing in the room!
Now, you're always telling me
if you got something in a box it puts added value on it.
That may be worth more than what we think.
Well, it's a talking one so it's a bit different.
My grandma used to show me so many jugs.
400 to 500?
-No, I don't think it's worth that much.
-You're the expert.
Book of stamps, two shillings, Daily Bovril.
-It's going to be one of the most expensive.
Yeah, it's Lalique. That's worth a fortune.
-I've a suspicion this may be English.
-It's definitely up there.
-OK, Lalique bowl.
And worthless item, the statue.
-Catalogue is one of the top ones.
-The wool maker.
-The wool machine, the decanter.
And joining me today is our resident antiques expert David Harper.
David, how do you arrive at those valuations?
It's me and an independent valuer,
we look at them and agree a hammer price.
A hammer price, guys, is something that something would likely sell for
in auction on the hammer but doesn't include the auction costs.
Excellent. Well, as well as those little treasures on the grid,
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.
Now, it could be worth thousands or just pennies.
We will be unveiling it later but for now it's time for round one.
I'm going to ask ten general knowledge questions.
Quizzers, if you buzz in with a 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.
So fingers on buzzers, question number one.
Which US sport features a quarterback?
-It is right, well done.
Joan, you are first off the mark.
See if you can find a really valuable lot.
-That's into your collection right now.
Question number two. The Raven is a poem by which American...?
-Edgar Allan Poe.
Is it Edgar Allan Poe.
The full question is The Raven is a poem by which American horror writer?
And the answer is Edgar Allan Poe. Joan.
-The puppet, please.
-It's on its way to add to your collection.
A very rare find, how many leaves is a lucky clover said to have?
Em, you can have a choice now. What do you want?
-Can we have the catalogue, please?
-The catalogue, it's yours.
Starting off your collection nicely. Question four.
How is the coccyx more commonly known?
-Sorry. Tail bone.
You're correct. Em, what would you like?
Can we have the bowl, please?
The bowl, yep, that's going into your collection now.
Number five. What is the capital city of Portugal?
-It is. Noran, what do you want?
I'll have the lace, please.
That's going to start your collection.
Well done, everybody's off the mark.
The 1999 Sam Mendes film American Beauty
starred which Oscar-winning actor?
-Correct. Joan, what would you like?
-The wool maker.
It is yours.
There you go.
Question seven. The Hay Wain is a painting by which...?
The Hay Wain is a painting by which famous landscape artist? Constable.
Joan, what would you like?
-It's going to you now.
Question eight. What was pop singer Madonna's maiden name?
-Oh, Katie, you're just in.
-Correct, it is Ciccone, well done.
Noran, what would you like?
-We'd like the decanter, please.
Vishnu and Hanuman are primarily deities from which religion?
Noran, your choice.
We'd like the statue, please, Fern.
It's winging its way to you.
Final question, question ten.
Used in baking, royal, fondant and...?
-It is icing. Used in baking, royal, fondant and buttercream
are all types of what, was the full question.
So, Noran, pick again.
I'll go for the coin this time, thank you.
Oh, yes, you're the coin man. Here it comes.
That's the end of that round. Let's see what everybody's got,
starting with Katie and Noran. You have the lace, the statue,
the coin and the decanter.
David and Joan, you have the typewriter, the wool maker,
the box and the puppet.
And Lizzy and Em, you have the catalogue and the bowl.
Our teams have started to build their collections
but before they have the chance to add to them,
David is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of their choice.
These snippets of information should give you vital clues
about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
You can choose one of yours,
one of the other teams' or something that's still up on the grid.
Noran, let's start with you. Which lot would you like to hear about?
-About the bowl, please.
-David, the bowl, please.
Well, Noran, this is a Rene Lalique bowl,
one of the great names in glass design.
This bowl is a pattern called Roscoff.
It is made in blue glass,
designed in 1932
and decorated with opalescent fish and bubbles.
Lalique didn't sign all his work
but this one bears his mark right in the centre
and that's all you need to know now
to work out what it's worth.
-Mm. Noran, is it speaking to you?
Maybe it's something Lizzy and Em will have to hang on to.
-We don't know.
-Don't touch my bowl.
We can't help it, it's winking at us.
Right, David and Joan. Joan, what would you like to know more about?
-David, the statue, which is in Noran's collection.
Joan, this is brass. It's not bronze as you might have suspected.
It's hard to tell because it's been patternated, a process that requires
the underlying metal to be coated in various chemicals to create
the look of age which, actually, it does have.
It dates from the late 19th century and it shows two children playing
with a dog, an endearing, timeless image...but what's it worth?
-Has that helped you at all, Joan?
Em, what would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know more about the plaque, please.
David, Em would like to know about that plaque.
It's a Chinese porcelain plaque.
It combines two areas of iconic Chinese design
which is the prune tree on the back and calligraphy on the front.
In China calligraphy is considered
one of the highest forms of Chinese art
but, clearly, these iconic artistic devices don't have much power
here in British auctions, as they might have in a Chinese one.
So what does that do to the value of this plaque? It's over to you.
Work it out. What's it worth?
Now that you're a bit more knowledgeable about today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them to your collections.
Remember, at the end of this round
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
Three more lots are now available to each pair.
This time, pickers, you target a lot
and, quizzers, you then try and secure it by answering correctly.
But in this round the lots come with their own question categories.
So, for example, if you targeted the picture there,
I would say to the quizzer,
would you like to answer a question about the weather or Elton John?
All clear? Good. Noran and Katie, you go first. Noran, what's your lot?
Um...I'll take a chance on the jug.
OK, Katie, would you like a question on Hitchcock or the weather?
Let's try the weather.
And your question is which phenomenon is created
when refracted light forms a cone
with an angular radius of 42 degrees?
-Um, a rainbow.
Wahey! That was a guess!
That means the jug is yours and it's on its way to your collection.
-There it is.
Joan, what would you like to target?
OK, David, football or Shakespeare?
-Not great on Shakespeare, I think I'll go for football.
-Here we go.
For which club did David Beckham play immediately prior to retiring
from professional football?
That's incorrect. It's Paris Saint-Germain.
So the plaque stays on the board.
Em, what would you like?
The stamp book.
Lizzy, Elton John or Italian food?
-Italian food, please.
Here's your question.
Pesto is traditionally made with pine nuts, Parmesan and which herb?
Em, the stamp book is yours.
-Noran, what would you like?
-The plaque, please.
Football or Shakespeare, Katie?
-OK, here we go.
In the 1992-93 season
which football club became the first Premier League Champions?
Oh, uh, Manchester City.
So close - Manchester United!
-So the plaque is really stubbornly sticking up there.
-OK, Joan, what would you like?
-I'll give him another shout - the plaque.
Go for it again. Football or Shakespeare, David?
I'll have a go at football.
Wayne Rooney beat which celebrated footballer's record
to become England's all-time leading goal scorer in 2015?
-It was, correct. There you are, Joan,
the plaque is in your collection.
Em, what do you want?
-I think I'm going to go for... the picture.
-Elton John or the weather, Lizzy?
-The weather, please.
Altitude is the measurement of an object or point
in relation to which level?
-Height is incorrect.
-It is sea levels.
You're all right.
The picture stays on the grid.
OK, teams, your collections are growing nicely.
Remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us,
so have you missed out on that one item you want above all else?
If so, here's your chance to secure it.
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 can
try to steal an antique that's in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, beware - if you chose to steal from another team,
THEIR quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Right, Noran, do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
Yeah, got my eye on that bowl.
You leave my bowl alone.
I'd like to have that bowl.
Lizzy and Em, this bowl is in your collection so, Lizzy,
it means you can choose any of the categories on the board now
to give a question to Katie.
Katie, here's your question.
Which Disney animated movie did Elton work on with Tim Rice,
writing its songs?
Oh, gosh, I can't think of any.
I don't know - Frozen.
Frozen is incorrect, it's The Lion King.
Well defended. OK, Joan.
Would you like to go for something in someone else's collection
or something from the grid?
-Something in someone else's collection.
-What is it?
OK. Lizzy, find something fiendish for David.
David, here's your question.
In Porridge what is the name of the prison
in which Norman Fletcher is incarcerated?
The full answer would be HMP Prison Slade
but we will give you that, the bowl is yours.
Oh, but hang on. Em, it's your chance.
-Take the bowl back!
Would you like something from the grid or perhaps is there anything
else in anyone else's collection you'd like?
Weirdly, there is. It's the bowl, please.
-I'd like my bowl back.
-I'm not sure the bowl is actually that nice.
David, would you pick a question, please, for Lizzy?
Let's go for civil rights.
How could you do that to her?
Lizzy, here we go. In 1955 which famous civil rights activist
refused to give up her seat on a bus?
I have no idea.
It's Rosa Parks.
And your bowl stays with David and Joan. It is theirs.
So, at the end of round two, Katie and Noran have the lace,
the decanter, the statue, the coin and the jug.
David and Joan have the typewriter, that bowl...
..a puppet, wool maker,
box and plaque.
And Lizzy and Em, you have the catalogue and the stamp book.
That's it for round two and for one team it is the end of the road.
We've calculated the combined value of your items
and the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game with them.
So, David, who is leaving us first?
I can reveal, Fern, the pair leaving us first is...
..Em and Lizzy.
-It was my bowl.
OK, before you leave - and I'm very sorry to say that you are going -
shall we find out about the lots you're leaving behind
-and their value?
-Let's start with the stamp book, David.
It's an interesting little thing.
The advertising stamp books were introduced in 1909
and only a few hand-chosen companies were allowed to advertise
on these little booklets.
Of course, most of them have been lost.
They've been used and destroyed and disappeared.
So produced in probably multi-millions but not many left.
This one dates from 1936 and actually worth pretty good money -
-£140. Quite a lot of money for a little booklet of stamps.
That's really increased in value.
Now the catalogue, David.
This is the first and only edition of this publication
which is simply a catalogue of the work that the naval artist
William John Huggins painted for King William IV.
So this catalogue doesn't actually contain any of Huggins' work
but it does contain a brief memoir of the Battle of Trafalgar,
a descriptive catalogue of the two canvases that were hanging
in the Exeter Hall and an extract from the log of HMS Victory.
There is also a signed note by Huggins
which gives a wonderful flavour of the man.
It says, "On Monday, I sent up my boy with the painting to Mr Albano.
"He abused him most shameably and made him
"take the picture home again.
"In the afternoon, he sent his clerk down to find fault with the picture.
"I served him out the same way as he served my boy."
This is a powerful painter. And what's it worth?
Unfortunately, the first team that are leaving today chose the top lot,
-Oh, my goodness.
So, Em and Lizzy, I'm afraid it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection and to say thank you for playing
For What It's Worth, you've been great.
-Thank you very much.
We knew the manuscript was worth a lot of money which is why
I picked it first. But I liked the bowl and I knew the bowl
-was Lalique, I knew it was valuable.
-We'd spotted it had Lalique
written on it. I don't think anyone else did
cos nobody else picked it for a while.
As soon as he said that my heart sank cos I thought everyone's
just going to go for it now cos it's such a well-known name.
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game
so let's quickly find out from David what they were worth.
-Where would you like to start, David?
-Let's start with the spanner.
Now, Noran, I think, described this as a tap.
Noran, it's a spanner.
It's for fixing studs
on the base of a horse's foot in icy weather.
French, early 20th-century, it's worth £45.
-So not a bad one to lose.
-Good. What's next?
Let's go with the little painting, the little picture here.
Very small but we know who painted it,
a chap called Erskine Nicol, in about 1852.
He's a Scottish painter and we think, possibly,
this is depicting an Irish peasant of the time.
So it's quite emotive, an interesting picture.
We know who painted it, we know when it was drawn,
so that gives it some value.
And it's worth £165.
-OK, what's next?
-It's a marrow spoon.
-This is not for the vegetable, this is for bone marrow.
-Yes, now I've got you hungry.
This is something that we'd love to enjoy if we were rich
during the 17th and 18th century and they made these spoons
specifically for scooping out the marrow, it just came out cleanly.
But this was made about 100 years after the fashion waned for marrow,
so made in the late 19th century. But it is silver.
And, interestingly, it is worth its weight in silver,
making it our under £10 - it's worthless.
-Yes. Remarkable. Worthless.
So we know now that the bottom lot and the top lot are out of the game,
however there are still some very interesting lots in play.
We have just two pairs of contestants left and before we go any further,
David is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice,
in your collection or their collection, it's OK.
Noran, what lot do you need to know more about?
-David, the decanter, please.
-Mm, this is a crow's foot decanter,
named for the shape of the silver foot it stands on
and designed by Christopher Dresser -
remember that name - around 1879.
Dresser was a designer who is now widely regarded as one of the first
and most important independent designers in the aesthetic movement.
This decanter is not actually silver.
It's only electroplate and glass.
Joan, what would you like to know about?
The lace which is in Noran and Katie's collection.
-Right, Joan and David, this is Brussels lace.
It's well-known for its delicacy and its beauty.
Originally it was only made from the finest-spun linen thread and it was
spun in dark and damp rooms, keeping the thread from becoming brittle,
so great working conditions there(!)
This fine thread is one of the reasons this process of making
Brussels lace could not be handled by machines - key point.
It's also what made it so expensive.
But this lace dates to the late 19th century
and was originally part of a wedding shawl.
OK, those are all the facts available to you so it's now time for
our final round and at the end of it we'll have our winners.
I'm going to give the quizzers a category.
They then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say Songs by Beyonce,
you're definitely going to say, David, Crazy In Love
and Katie will say Single Ladies then Halo and so on.
If you fail to give an answer, repeat an answer or give a wrong answer,
you lose that category and the opponents' picker will be
able to steal a lot from your collection. Remember, it is
the total value of your collections that matter at the end of this round.
One high-priced lot could be more valuable than your opponents'
entire collection. There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
David, who is that?
I can reveal that the team who currently has the most
valuable collection is...
-..Joan and David.
OK, David, you'll start us off and the first category is...
These were chosen for The Independent who asked 100 best-selling authors
and respected figures in literature
which characters gave them the greatest reading pleasure.
David, would you please give me an answer?
David, that's incorrect. It is not on the list.
Noran, what would you like to steal from Joan and David's collection?
Would be that bowl, I think.
# Go darling, go darling. #
This bowl is yours, it's coming to your collection now.
Katie, it's your turn to start next. And the category is...
-Katie, please give me an answer.
Erm...oh, I don't know. Ottawa.
Katie, I'm so sorry, that is incorrect.
-You could have had Salt Lake City, Sochi, Vancouver...
..amongst that list.
Joan, what would you like from Noran and Katie's collection?
I think it's a case of come home, Rene.
The bowl is coming straight back to you
from Katie and Noran's collection.
This is now our third and final category in this round and, David,
you are to go first. The category is...
People magazine has awarded Sexiest Man
annually from 1985 up to the present day.
David, give me an answer.
He should have made that list. You could have had Matt Damon,
-Mel Gibson, George Clooney.
Joan, what would you like to steal from Katie and Noran?
-The decanter, please.
It's going into your collection now and that is it, your collections
are now fixed and will determine which team is victorious.
It's time to find out who are today's winners.
David, who has got the most valuable collection?
My goodness me, what a battle, but I can reveal that the team
with the most valuable collection
and therefore the winners of today's show are...
Joan and David!
Very well done. But huge commiserations to Katie and Noran.
You've played so well, but before we say goodbye to you
let's find out what items are also leaving the game with you.
-David, what do you make of their jug?
-I really liked it.
It's unusual because of the character there.
This is Joseph Grimaldi, one of the world's most famous clowns.
It's a mid-19th century jug of great form. Animals are always good.
There's a zebra there. Think 1850, who'd ever seen a zebra?
That was a real little rarity.
As an ordinary jug, probably worth nothing, but because of him
-and the zebra, £150.
-Well, we have the brass sculpture that looks like bronze.
We've talked about it. If it was bronze, it would have a mighty value
but you've got to remember that brass is much cheaper.
It's the poor man's bronze.
And as such - it's a good size as well - it's worth £350.
-Wow. OK. What's next?
-I think we're going to go with the Brussels lace,
aren't we? Because of its quality and its condition,
it's a rare thing and as such it has a mighty value - £550.
-I said a bit, didn't I?
-Very nice. And the final lot of their collection?
-Well, it's the coin.
This is more of a special coin.
It's ancient, it dates to about 2,500 years ago, 449BC to 415BC.
This is a direct connection with the past and it features two characters.
One, we have the goddess Athena and on the reverse we've got the owl.
The owl in Greek mythology represents wisdom, vigilance
-And what a choice that was.
A cracking value, worth £1,450.
-Wow, so the total value of Katie and Noran's collection is...
I can't believe it.
We refer to them as the losers, but the losers actually amounted
a total valuation of £2,500.
Noran and Katie, it is sadly time to bring the hammer down
on your collection, I'm afraid,
-but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
There's no way I would have believed that was worth as much as it was.
Yeah, as a coin collector, I thought the coin stood out very well.
The wise old owl, just a bit like me - a wise old owl.
Well done, Joan and David, you have built the most valuable collection
and you are today's winners. Well done.
All that remains is for you to claim your prize.
All you have to do is pick a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
So, try and find the one of high value.
Well...the typewriter's something quite unique.
-Yeah, haven't seen that one before.
-But then again, is it valuable? Who knows?
-Who knows, yeah.
-The puppet I was interested in.
-I know you were.
-Yeah. Is the bowl worth what we're thinking?
-That's the other thing.
Now, the plaque.
The Chinese are reclaiming all the stuff in this country, aren't they?
There must be a reason.
-Don't know about the wool maker.
-We originally put a high value on that.
-I'm not so sure now.
-No. So what do you want to do? Go with the bowl?
-Go with the bowl.
-We'll go with the bowl.
-Your final decision is...?
We're going with the bowl.
The bowl. Right, David and Joan have chosen the bowl.
Before we tell you what it's actually worth, David,
please can you tell us the value of the lots they've rejected?
My gosh, this is going to take all day. They've got so many things.
They're real collectors, these two. First of all we've got the puppet.
David, you were really drawn to this. This dates to the 1960s,
but an interesting firm set up in 1932 by a lady called
Hazelle Hedges Rollins and the company is called Hazelle.
-They ended up being the world's biggest maker of puppets.
This one's unusual. Got its original box,
but remember they were mass-produced
so it has a value of about £75.
-So well done for not choosing that one.
Well, that is a devastatingly pretty little box.
Arts and crafts dating to 1880, 1910.
I can tell you that box was made by an artisan by hand.
Screamingly good, made from copper,
with a lovely blue enamel centrepiece.
This is an interesting wool maker with a great name.
The manufacturers called Goodbrand and Company. What a great name.
That's confidence for you!
It's a funky thing, it's industrial art now.
These things were made really well and made to last forever
and it's been around since about the 1920s.
It would work as well today as it did then. In remarkable condition,
cracking size and worth £400.
-Wow. Slowly the numbers are going up. What's next?
-Well, look at that,
This is the Hammond typewriter, designed by James B Hammond
and first appeared on the market in 1884.
You know what? There are collectors in this business for everything
and I think this just reminds us don't throw away old computers
because one day they will end up like something like this
You would have to pay £800.
Good heavens. OK, next.
This is an iconic designer, an iconic shape.
It is so devastatingly good in its design it's painful.
This looks so modern, yet it was made in the 19th century
and designed by the iconic Christopher Dresser.
It's worth a whopping £1,000.
The Chinese market, I can tell you,
I have Chinese buyers clambering at my door for anything Chinese.
Shanghai is absolutely red-hot to buy back its Chinese pieces.
-Exactly what Joan said.
-You did say that, Joan, you know the market.
-But I can tell you that anything Chinese, particularly with
calligraphy, this is poetry, this means an awful lot to the Chinese.
This is their culture. They want to buy their culture back.
These are things that they have lost during the 19th century.
And as such we think if that Chinese plaque went into auction,
you would have to pay on the hammer £1,800.
-It's a lot of money.
Joan and David, you chose the bowl and I want you to come and take
a closer look at it and see if we can tempt you with the Mystery Lot.
You may be confident that you picked something worth a small fortune,
but before we tell you its value we are going to tempt you
with today's Mystery Lot.
And the man who knows all about it is David.
OK, this is going to send shivers up the back of my spine
and you could not get two more opposing objects. OK?
-Let me tell you all about it.
This is a unique World War I metal water bottle.
When I say unique,
the fact is, it's one of 1.25 million
water bottles that were produced
by a company for the soldiers in the trenches during the First World War.
So why on Earth is it here? Well, look at the inscription.
It confirms that this one was actually
the last of the 1.25 million to be produced.
But does that mean it represents high value?
Wow. So, all that's left for you two to decide, Joan and David,
is whether to stick with your bowl, which you fought hard for,
or callously dump it in favour of today's Mystery Lot,
this World War I water bottle, the last one ever made.
Have a little chat amongst yourselves.
What would you like to do?
Well, my first instinct...
-My instinct is to stick with the Lalique.
-That's mine as well.
There's loads of those out there and I know it might be the last one...
-There's still lots of them out there.
-My first thought...
-Might not necessarily be worth a lot of money
but it's got his signature on it. I like it and that's good enough
-Yes. Good enough for me as well.
Great, OK, so you're going to stick with the bowl
-and get rid of the water can.
David... THEY LAUGH
-David, tell us the worth of this bottle.
You two hit the nail on the head.
There are lots of these things - 1.25 million -
and you can buy them for five or ten quid.
But it is incredibly rare and because it is incredibly rare
-it's worth £300.
Are you feeling a little more uplifted?
Well, I think so!
A little more confident in your choice?
Until he says that's worth 299!
Well, I haven't a clue so, David,
what about the value of this wonderful Lalique bowl?
Well, I think we can safely say we all desperately covet this
Lalique bowl and it is signed "R Lalique"
meaning it was made during the lifetime of Rene Lalique.
He died in 1945 so we can categorically tell you this
predates 1945 - it's vital -
so its value today...
-I said 800, didn't I?
I actually said £800 so we should have gone with something else,
but nevertheless it's still worth more than that.
But this is what you liked and you went with your head and your heart -
although he tried to pull our strings with this...
-Thank you very much.
..you've played the game brilliantly.
-Today Joan and David are going home with £700.
-David, what a great game that was. Did you enjoy it?
I loved it. It really was the battle of the bowl.
And thank you so much for lending us all your expertise.
We look forward to seeing you again soon
and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon
when three more teams will battle it out to pick the lot to win the lot on
For What It's Worth. We'll see you then. Goodbye.
Congratulations, you did the right thing.
Everybody wanted the bowl mainly because, I think,
because it was Lalique.
I think if everybody's honest nobody really knew the value of it,
-we just had to have it in the collection. We won.
So there you go, that's good.