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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show where a top cash prize waits for the cleverest quizzers
and the sassiest shoppers.
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.
So here are today's lots for your consideration.
16 different antiques and collectables,
and we have...
a cigarette case,
a glass bird,
a carved figure,
a fire screen,
and a tea caddy.
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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
First up, we have Elaine and Elaine.
That's Elaine Barrett and Elaine Berry,
who are sisters-in-law from West Yorkshire and Sutton Coldfield.
A warm welcome to you, ladies.
So who married whose twin brother?
-I married Elaine's twin brother.
-How long ago was that?
-27 years ago.
Elaine left, you are the team picker.
-Have you got confidence in your sister-in-law
to get the questions right?
Absolutely. Every time we ring Elaine up, she's off to a quiz.
Every time we go on holiday, we have to go to a quiz,
all organised by Elaine. And she does well, and we just follow along.
Excellent. And what sort of collectables do you like, Elaine?
We tend to collect ceramics or glass.
I've got quite a good collection of Whitefriars glass now.
Everyone likes the '60s stuff at the moment,
but I like the earlier stuff.
-It's a bit finer and a bit nicer, in my opinion.
And Elaine on the right,
how confident are you that Elaine left will make the right choices?
-Because whenever I phone Elaine up, she's going to an antiques fair.
Well, this sounds like the ideal partnership.
Elaine and Elaine, thank you very much indeed.
And next to you, we have Graham and Mike
from Stockport, who are father and son.
Lovely to have you here, chaps, as well.
Graham, you are the picker for your team.
What started your interest in antiques?
When we first moved up to the north in the '70s,
my wife wanted a jewel box.
We didn't have much money, so I went to the local junk shop
and picked a box out, which was filthy,
and got it home and found it was a brass band writing box,
which was in walnut.
A really nice box - when it was cleaned up, it looked lovely.
And that started me off collecting boxes,
and then into antiques and so on.
So, Mike, you're going to be answering the questions.
Has Dad leant on you, given you a pep talk?
Yeah. He said something along the lines of, "Don't fail."
You know, that was pretty much... It was quite short.
-Are you a good quizzer, though?
-Yeah, on my day.
-It's all about the questions, isn't it, Fern?
-But your general knowledge is broad?
OK, moving on to the couple next to you - Yvonne and Andy.
-Welcome, both of you.
Now, Yvonne and Andy are a married couple from London.
Welcome to the show.
Andy, you're picking the antiques for your team today,
so do you have any specific areas of interest?
I quite like the Art Deco period,
and I've honed in recently on Hagenauer Austrian bronzes,
which I find rather nice for the period
and small and quite desirable
to build up a few of them.
There's a sophisticated collector here, chaps.
Yvonne, you're the team quizzer.
Just tell me how you and Andy met - the first time.
Well, we met 35 years ago in Israel.
Andy was my boss. We became very close friends.
But unfortunately, Andy broke my heart
when he dumped me for a tall, leggy blonde.
35 years later,
we bumped into each other in a bagel shop in north London,
and we've been together ever since,
-and now married for four years.
What happened to the leggy blonde?
I can't even remember her name.
It's very nice to have you here, and good luck in the game.
Earlier our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the show stoppers from the doorstoppers?
-Blimey. Looks like a museum.
-It does, yeah.
We'll start here, I think.
That's rather nice, isn't it?
It's got big feet!
-It's not resin.
A copper fire screen.
This is an arts and crafts movement type piece.
A bit arts and crafts, yeah.
Might be a good sign. People like signs, don't they?
It's the kind of thing people collect nowadays,
-not worth an awful lot.
-Is that a brand name?
-Never heard of it.
Tea caddies always have a value.
Tins became quite popular, didn't they? Late Victorian?
It's painted tin, late 18th century.
Oh, don't like that very much.
-Do you think she looks English?
She's got beautiful eyes.
The tureen, you can look at, it's nice, but it's broken.
We didn't do it.
Mid 19th century, do you think?
Can't see any signature on it, though.
That's absolutely foul.
This is the kind of thing you'd have to put your curios in.
This could be beginning of last century.
Just trying to work out what it's made of.
These are whist markers for playing whist.
No-one plays the game any more.
I know how you play whist, but I can't work out how the markers work!
-What's it for?
-I don't know.
-I hope so.
-Show you who the winner is.
-Do you think it was used on the stage?
-It could have been.
I think they're pretty ugly.
It's mirrored, isn't it? Is it only painted on the mirror?
Victorian, I would think.
Looks like Lalique.
-It looks like Lalique.
-Lalique was an art glass maker
throughout the early part of the 20th century.
That's a silver-plated teapot, Victorian.
Over polished and it's over here.
-A bit like you, really.
It's an oriental bowl.
What the heck is that?
-I think it means long life and happiness.
-Are you sure?
I think this enamel case is beautiful.
That's what they call cloisonne.
-Quite like that.
Central motif, that little rose in the centre there
tends to suggest it's Clichy.
Only thing about this is it's not Whitefriars.
That's like one of my auntie's brooches.
There's a nice big diamond in the middle, so that would make it quite valuable.
-I'd like it, it would match my...
-If nothing else.
It's the cigarette case, the brooch...
And the tea caddy.
Wooden lady, cigarette case, and the wand.
-Tureen, the Clichy paperweight...
-..and the Worcester bowl.
Just having a modest look at the jewellery.
Joining me is our resident antiques expert, Natasha Raskin.
Natasha, what do you make of these lots?
I think that today's selection is fantastic.
Some genuine antiques in there.
Not a lot of vintage, genuine antiques with history
and provenance, and that's all provenance is, really, isn't it?
Just a fancy word for history. Where have they come from?
Well, we'll find out later on.
And how has the valuation been arrived at?
Well, I had a good look at today's item and came up with my values,
and of course they were verified by an independent valuer too,
so together we've come up with a hammer price and that is the price
when the hammer falls before any auction commission is added.
Perfect. 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.
It could be pricey or it could be priceless.
We'll be unveiling it later. But for now, it is time for Round 1.
I'm going to ask you 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.
Quizzers, get the questions right and your picker can collect
the best lots first, so fingers on buzzers, question number one.
Which word represents the letter F in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
Correct. Well done.
Elaine, you get a chance for first pick. What are you going for?
-Can I have the cigarette case, please?
-The cigarette case is yours.
Here it comes. And there it is.
Well done. Question number two.
What famous historical document was sealed by King John...
-The Magna Carta.
-..was sealed by King John in 1215?
It was the Magna Carta.
OK, Elaine, go for another.
I'll go with the carved figure.
The carved figure? It's yours.
And there it is in your collection.
Who played the title role in the US TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?
BELL Yes, Mike.
I'm sorry, I'm going to have to say it for you.
-It was Will Smith.
-Of course it was Will Smith.
-It was there, wasn't it?
-Just couldn't connect. OK.
You are now frozen out of the next question.
In Hindu mythology, Ganesha, the god of wisdom,
has the head of which animal?
-BELL Yes, Yvonne.
It is an elephant. Well done.
Andy, what do you fancy?
I want to continue the magic. I'll take that wand.
The wand. It is yours.
Well, let's hope that adds some more magic to your collection.
Mike and Graham, you're now back in the game.
Question five. Blue Mountain coffee beans originate from which country?
No. You're frozen out. It's Jamaica.
Question six. Which Hitchcock film character stated,
"A boy's best friend is his mother"?
The man from Psycho.
I've forgotten his name.
I'm going to have to say incorrect. I'm so sorry. You are right.
-The man from Psycho is called Norman Bates.
You're frozen out, but Mike and Graham, you're back in.
The mandible bone forms what part of the human body?
It is the jaw. Graham, you're off the mark. What would you like?
We'll take the paperweight, please.
The paperweight? It's yours.
And it's in your collection.
Yvonne and Andy, you're back in the game. Question eight.
El Pais is a national daily newspaper published in which European country?
It is Spain. Good.
Andy, what do you fancy?
I'm going to go for the brooch.
The brooch? It's going to your collection right now.
Question nine. Which Swedish act won the 1974...
It was ABBA. ..1974 Eurovision Song Contest? ABBA is correct.
Elaine, what would you like?
I've taken a shine to the tea caddy, so I'll go with the tea caddy.
The tea caddy is yours. There you go.
In chess, what is the name of the smallest playing peace?
-It is the pawn.
Andy, what do you want?
The tureen, please.
The tureen? It's coming your way.
All right, let's have a look.
Elaine and Elaine, you have the cigarette case,
the carved figure and the tea caddy.
Graham and Mike, you have the paperweight,
whilst Andy and Yvonne, you have collected the wand,
the brooch and the tureen.
So our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Natasha is going to give each of you a fact about a lot of your choice.
Now, you can choose from one of your collection,
one of your opponents' collections
or something that's still up on the grid.
Elaine, let's start with you. Which lot would you like to hear about?
I think I'd quite like to hear a bit more about that tureen.
The tureen that Andy has just added to his collection.
-Natasha, the tureen.
-Intriguing, isn't it?
Well, it's a Meissen tureen,
modelled as a recumbent white stag,
designed by a chap called J Kandler.
Now, Meissen's a German manufacturer, as you'll all know,
who started making this stuff in 1710.
But this one was created in the 19th century
and it's very handily numbered, like all things Meissen.
On the base it's numbered "E50" -
now, that's German efficiency for you, is it not?
Meissen pottery can sell for wildly different sums,
all over the spectrum,
and all are marked with their distinctive crossed blue swords,
but with its broken leg,
as I'm sure you all noticed,
where does our tureen rank? I'm not going to tell you.
I'm going to leave it to you ladies to figure it out for yourself.
Mike and Graham, your chance to have a pick. Graham, what would you like?
I think I'd like the diamond brooch.
Which is also in Andy and Yvonne's collection.
The diamond brooch, Natasha.
It's a French Art Deco diamond-set bar brooch.
The diamonds are a combination of brilliant cut, meaning
the stone was cut several times in order to maximise its appearance
and shine, which we all love,
and rose cut, which is a cut
that tries to mirror the tapering of rose petals, very feminine.
They're all set in white gold, which is 18-carat,
and the diamonds themselves weigh in it 1.5 carats overall.
So, are diamonds always a girl's or a man's best friend?
-I'll leave you to decide what it's worth.
Yvonne and Andy? Andy, this is your chance to pick something.
The cigarette case, please.
The cigarette case, which is in the Elaines' collection.
Yes, indeed, a very beautiful cigarette case indeed.
A little cigarette case, as you noticed,
made in Russia by - let's get this right - Pavel Ovchinnikov.
This case is classic Russian design, as I'm sure you've noticed.
Silver and enamel in bright colours, polychroming, as it's called.
So, what does that mean for the value of the cigarette case?
Well, you decide.
Now that you are all a little 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.
So, three more lots are now available to each pair.
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.
Let's have a look at those.
So for example, if you targeted the pictures,
your quizzer would have to answer
questions in the categories Oscar Winners or Astronomy,
so, Elaine and Elaine,
you are up first, so, Elaine picker, what is your lot?
I think we'll go with the statue.
OK, Elaine quizzer, The Olympics or Musicals?
-Musicals? Here we go.
If which musical has it become traditional for a male actor to play Tracy Turnblad's mother?
-It is Hairspray.
Congratulations. Elaine, the statue is yours.
Graham, your chance to pick now, what would you like?
The teapot. So, Mike, US Geography or Cartoon Characters?
Go on. US Geography.
OK, here we go. What is the state capital of Florida?
Tallahassee. I'm so sorry, Miami is incorrect.
Teapot stays on the grid. So, Andy, what would you like to choose?
-Let's go for the cabinet.
Yvonne, The Olympics or Cocktails?
OK, what is the primary alcoholic ingredient in a Tom Collins?
Is that gin?
-It is gin. The cabinet is yours.
-If you've never had them, you know...
-You guessed well.
Elaine picker, what would you like?
We'll try the bowl.
Elaine quizzer, US Geography or Musicals?
-Yes! Musicals. Here's your question.
Which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is based on a book by TS Eliot?
-It is Cats.
Good, the bowl is yours.
Graham, what would you like?
-The glass bird.
-The glass bird.
So, Mike, The Olympics or Oscar Winners?
-OK, here's your question.
At the 1982 Academy Awards,
which actress received her fourth Oscar for her role in On Golden Pond?
Oh, it was the daughter of Henry Fonda. Jane Fonda.
No, Henry Fonda was in it but he was starring opposite Katharine Hepburn.
OK, the glass bird stays there. Andy, what would you like?
We'll go for the teapot.
Teapot. US Geography or Cartoon Characters, Yvonne?
I will try Cartoon Characters.
In the classic animated TV series The Magic Roundabout,
what type of animal was Ermintrude?
Ermintrude was a cow.
She was! With a little hat on and a daisy, didn't she?
So the teapot is yours.
OK, teams, your collections are growing.
Remember, at the end of this round
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
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, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Just one rule here -
you cannot steal from a team who has just one lot in their collection.
So, Mike and Graham, you are secure at the moment.
Right, Elaine, do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
I think I'm going to go with the Nectar Tea sign,
because I just really liked that all the way through.
Elaine quizzer, do you want Shakespeare or Cocktails?
-Shakespeare it is.
In Romeo And Juliet, what is Juliet's family name?
It is Capulet. The Nectar Tea sign is yours.
I'll take that home with me!
Mike and Graham - Graham, what did you like?
Well, I'll go for someone else's collection. I'd like the...
-You want to steal from the Elaines,
which means that Elaine quizzer is now going to pick the category
for Mike to answer.
You can go for any category on the board now, Elaine.
-That was nasty, but...
Elliott Kennedy and Gary Barlow wrote the score for which stage musical about Peter Pan?
Incorrect. Finding Neverland.
Well defended, Elaine. The bowl stays with you.
Andy, would you like to steal or go for something on the grid?
I'm sorry, dear, I know you've given up smoking
but I'd like that cigarette case!
So the cigarette case, please.
From Elaine and Elaine.
OK, Elaine quizzer, you choose a category for Yvonne to answer.
-The question is Astronomy.
Lasting approximately 9.9 Earth hours,
which planet in our solar system has the shortest day?
Incorrect. It is Jupiter.
Elaine, you have defended two of your lots. Congratulations. Well done.
Now, let's take a look at our team's collections at the end of that round.
The Nectar sign has been added to Elaine and Elaine's growing collection,
joining the statue, the bowl,
the cigarette case, the carved figure and the tea caddy.
Graham and Mike, you still have the paperweight
and Andy and Yvonne, the wand,
the brooch and the tureen are still sitting in your collection
with the cabinet and the teapot.
So we have 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, Natasha, who is leaving us first?
I can tell you, Fern, that the pair leaving us first is...
Slap bang in the middle, it's Graham and Mike.
I'm so sorry. My goodness.
I'm so sorry, but it's been wonderful to have you play the game.
Shall we find out how much that paperweight is worth?
Well, before I reveal its value, let me just say, well done, Graham,
because you seemed to know a lot about it.
You recognised instantly that it was French, did you not?
You knew it was Clichy, which it is,
and you knew all about those floral motifs,
and it's such a beautiful thing.
In the 19th century, the French glass industry exploded
and they really used these paperweights
to show off their techniques.
It really is a cracking thing, in beautiful condition,
and because of its condition
and because of its quality, you picked a good lot.
It is worth £850, believe it or not,
so I think you knew quality straightaway, Graham,
so very well done. Unfortunately, not enough to keep you in the game.
Graham and Mike, it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection,
I'm afraid, but thank you both very much for playing For What It's Worth.
I think what's most disappointing for me is that I'm going to get
a lot of stick from the rest of my family for this,
that my dad chose the wrong kid to bring.
The questions didn't come our way. They weren't to our tastes,
so that's the way it goes.
So the unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game.
Let's quickly find out from Natasha what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game. Natasha.
Let's start with the whist markers.
They're likely made out of rosewood and satinwood,
and they're actually really nicely done.
Simple, unassuming things can often have a little value, can't they?
But maybe they are a wee bit simple
cos they're not inlaid and mother-of-pearl,
they don't have a fancy ivory design or anything like that.
The combination of woods makes them decorative
but does it make them valuable?
Well, they come in at £20,
so you've done well to leave it on the board.
Natasha, the pictures.
These are quite interesting, always nice to have a pair of anything,
and here we have a pair of tinselled pictures.
These are pictures made up generally by people in the home,
it was a very popular pastime,
and they were made up of fabric and foils and very highly detailed
to make up these scenes.
I love them, but in today's market
they're really only worth £35,
so another one you were really right to leave on the board.
Well, that's gone, still two lots, very low value. How interesting.
-What's the next lot? The glass bird.
-Yes, now, I think that
everybody recognised straightaway this is Lalique,
so the design of Rene Lalique, and Lalique is always moulded glass,
so it's not hand-blown, but it's beautifully formed, is it not?
And birds are a signature style.
Now, it's not signed. We know it's Lalique but it's not signed.
If it had been signed by Rene Lalique, it would have been worth
-a lot more than a mere £80.
Yes, £80 for a beautiful bit of genuine Lalique.
And our final lot?
This is Newlyn School copper
and it's repousse copper, but who was making it?
Well, in the early 19th century in Cornwall,
the fishing industry took a bit of a dip
and the fisherman didn't really know what to do with themselves,
and so they were taught these new skills,
and specifically they were taught to work with metal.
This one has a galleon as its motif
and of course that's because they were all fishermen,
they all loved it. When did this come into fashion?
Early 20th century around the 1900s,
but these have become quite sought after because they were only
making these items in the Newlyn School for about 30 years.
So what does that mean it's worth?
It's worth £160.
-So you've done well again.
Some pretty low-value items leaving the game there,
but the bad news is that the bottom lot is still in play.
However, the good news is that the top lot is still in the game.
Before we go any further,
Natasha is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice,
so, Elaine, what lot do you need to know more about?
Can I know a bit more about the statue, please?
This is a large bronze statue, modelled as Dionysus,
who I'm sure you'll all know
was the Roman god of the harvest and grapes, and there he is,
staggering around in a drunken stupor.
Now, bronze can get huge sums at auction, it really can,
normally dependent on who the maker or sculptor is,
and this one, I'm afraid, is unmarked.
We don't know who the maker is,
but it's size that really counts in this instance,
so what does that do to its value? I'll leave you to decide, ladies.
Andy, what would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know a bit more about that carved figure.
Natasha, the carved figure of this woman.
It's one of those antiques that comes along every now and again,
no particular use, really,
probably once attached to a stonking great wooden chandelier
somewhere in the Black Forest. It's Continental anyway, mid-European.
It's up to 300 years old and it looks like it was painted yesterday.
It's clearly charmed a lot of people over the years.
Well, she has, but would it charm bidders at auction?
That's what you need to consider, Andy and Yvonne.
I'll leave you to think about what it's worth.
Right, those are all the facts that are available to you, so it is now
time for our final round, and at the end of it we will have our winners.
I am going to give the quizzers a category.
They then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say, "Name me cities of the UK,"
Elaine, you might say Glasgow, Yvonne, you might say London
and then Manchester and so on.
If you fail to give me an answer, or if you repeat an answer,
or if you give a wrong answer, you lose that category
and the opponent's picker will be able to steal a lot from your collection.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
Natasha, who is that?
I can reveal that the team who has
the most valuable collection, Fern, is...
Quality not quantity. It's Andy and Yvonne
-with their five versus your six, Elaine and Elaine.
OK, Yvonne, you're going to start us off, and the first category is...
Yvonne, would you please give me an answer?
I can't think of anybody!
I was going to say Jack Straw but that's wrong.
You could have had Boris Johnson, Harriet Harman or Diane Abbott,
so many of them. So, Elaine picker, get ready to steal.
What would you like?
Oh, I'll have to go with the diamonds, I think.
The diamond bar brooch is coming to your collection right now.
Elaine quizzer, this is your category and you'll be going first.
Elaine, please may I have an answer?
You could have had tiger, ox,
rabbit, rooster or snake.
Elaine picker, what are you going to steal from Yvonne and Andy?
Because it's a Meissen, I'll go with the Meissen.
That is heading towards your collection.
It may limp a little with its broken leg but it's coming. There you go.
Final category, the question is...
Yvonne, please give me an answer.
-Papa Don't Preach.
-Into The Groove.
that was the name of her book, but it has not been a name of her single.
You could've had Fever, Express Yourself, Crazy For You.
Yvonne, you played very well there, so, Andy,
what would you like to steal from the Elaines?
As much as diamonds are a girl's best friend,
I'm going to... You have enough.
-We'll get the cigarette case...
-Oh, you never have enough diamonds!
-Sorry, there are never enough diamonds.
-So you are picking the...?
-Cigarette case, please.
-The cigarette case.
It's yours! And here it comes.
-Ooh! And it fits in nicely in your collection.
That's it - your collections are now fixed
and will determine which team is victorious.
Oh, so now, it's time to find out who are today's winners. Natasha?
Let me reveal to you that the team with the less valuable collection,
and leaving the show at this point, is...
-It's double trouble - it's Elaine and Elaine!
-I'm so sorry!
-Extraordinary! With seven lots in your collection.
Commiserations to Elaine and Elaine.
-You didn't create a valuable enough collection,
but before we say goodbye to you,
let's find out what the items also leaving the game are worth.
-Tell me about the bowl, Natasha.
-The bowl is first-period Worcester,
so it's from the 18th century, early 1700s.
We know so much about Worcester
and how it can vary in value dramatically.
This is not one of those lustrous fruity bowls and, as a result,
despite its age, it's only worth
-For a piece of first-period Worcester.
Well, there we go. The bowl is gone. What's next?
Next up, well, you said this appealed.
-You liked it all the way through, Elaine.
Yes, but it's one of these things, like you said, you spotted...
-When you had a look, you didn't recognise the name of the tea...
..so perhaps it's not as ubiquitous as others.
Now, when it comes to enamelled signs,
you did know there's a good market for enamelled signs,
and you're quite right, cos memorabilia is hot right now,
but it's got to be the car signs, really, doesn't it...
-..to get the bidders really going.
So a tea sign is a bit of kitsch, maybe, and this one weighs in...
-Not too bad. ..at £300.
-Goodness! OK, next?
-Yeah, here he is, staggering around.
Now, Andy, bronze is your thing, but he was not for you.
As I revealed, it's bronze and marble, so great material worth.
We already discussed we don't know who it's by, but you know,
for a big bronze figure, you don't have to dish out a lot of money.
£450 is what he'd knock you back.
-Andy's saying, "I knew that."
Ah, the tea caddy.
Now, you loved this, didn't you, Elaine, from the start?
Tell us about the tea caddy.
Well, this is actually 18th century.
-We're in the Regency period here.
Now, toleware is the description of this tea caddy.
It is painted on tin,
so, perhaps the material itself doesn't cost a lot,
but the fact it has survived in this condition,
with such a pretty, pretty design -
and it was Yvonne who said that tea caddies are always worth something -
and you're right, because - believe it or not, ladies -
this is worth £500!
Wow. What's next?
Next up, now, brooches are coming back into fashion, ladies,
believe it or not, and this one is particularly swish.
It's got the precious metal, 18-carat white gold, got the look,
it's got the carat weight, as we discussed - 1.5 carats -
although it's a lot of money, doesn't seem a lot, does it?
-What else have we got?
-Here she is again. This card figure.
She just keeps cropping up. Now, we discussed that she had age,
we discussed that she was broken, but someone keeping it
in such good nick means that, today, it's worth...
And the final lot from the Elaines' collection?
Well, here is this Meissen tureen, and could it be more exquisite?
It's got good age to it, it's hand-painted,
it's beautifully modelled, it's after a very well-known design
and, ladies, its value is £2,000!
It was the highest-valued lot in your collection
-and you did well to get it.
-Even with a broken foot?!
Even with a broken foot!
And can you imagine what it would be worth with a clean foot?
So what was the total value of their collection?
-Well, the total value - believe it or not - was £4,900.
That is incredible! I mean, that would normally win the game!
-Don't tell us that!
It is time to bring the hammer down on your collection, I'm afraid,
but thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth!
I thought we did brilliantly. I mean, I couldn't have expected
-to do that well.
-I'm never going to watch Madonna
-or listen to Madonna ever again!
I think the worthless lot will be the wand.
-I think somebody's made that.
-Yeah, it looks made.
-And I did say
-I thought it looked like a drumstick.
-Yeah, so the wand.
So, well done, Andy and Yvonne.
-Thank you very much.
You built the most valuable collection and are today's winners.
-And now, all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
We know that, in your collection, there is the top lot,
-but there is also the bottom lot.
Which one are you going to go for?
-I know which one's the bottom lot.
-Do you now?
I would suggest the teapot.
No, it's worth more than that, I would think.
I'm wondering if the wand is the bottom lot. No-one talked about it.
-It's different, well used...
-We like it.
-We do like it.
The cabinet has age, has repair, has stain...
See, you use the word "repair" and I say it's broken.
I think we're agreed on what we think is the top lot.
-It is really a nice piece.
-I'd love it going into my collection.
-Yeah. We can't take it home.
We can only select it.
-Yes, I would agree.
-The cigarette case, we think, is the top lot.
So you've chosen the cigarette case. Oh!
But before we tell you what it's worth,
Natasha's going to tell you the value of the lots you rejected!
Well, let's start with the teapot.
-Yvonne said... And you must always listen to your wife, Andy.
She said it's the worthless lot.
It's pewter. Pewter's been used since the Egyptian times.
But this, of course, is a more early 20th-century English pewter teapot.
As per always, your wife was right. This is today's worthless lot.
Less than a tenner. Probably two or three quid!
-Well done, dear!
-Well spotted, Yvonne.
OK, and the next lot is the wand.
Yes! Now, let me tell you that magic memorabilia is hot right now!
It's good! And what people like to see is a magical proper item -
a wand like this - that they can connect to a famous magician
and this wand belonged to none other than Chung Ling Soo!
Believe it or not! A very famous American magician.
Also known as William Ellsworth Robinson -
not such an exciting name! - but he took on Chung Ling Soo.
Now, it wasn't particularly magical for Chung Ling Soo,
because, in 1918, he was shot by a flying bullet
that he was meant to catch during a show in London!
So a bit of a sticky end, but what did we say at the top of the show?
Provenance! And the provenance and history behind this wand
is an exciting one, and the value's big!
This wand, Fern, Andy, Yvonne...
It's worth £1,000! Ha-ha!
-OK. So, still not the top lot. Well done!
Now, the cabinet is next.
Yvonne, you thought this was from the turn of the last century,
but you didn't clock that it was 18th century, in fact, not 19th.
-And, unusually, it's ebony, and the reason why I say that's unusual
is cos it was so popular in that Victorian era,
but less so in the 18th century,
so quite rare material at that point.
And unusual again, because this is Portuguese and it is very rare
to see fine Portuguese furniture coming up to auction.
Now, as you noted, the hinges on the door are a wee bit slack,
so, some say damage, some say a sign of a really old antique...
-..that no-one has repaired, cos they didn't want to tinker with it
and, because it is in its original state,
it's worth £1,500! Ha-ha!
-Four figures, but not our top lot!
-The cigarette case is your top lot! Wow!
So come and join me to take a closer look at your chosen lot
and also see if we can tempt you with our mystery lot,
which may be worth even more.
And there it is in all its glory.
-Isn't it beautiful?
-I love that.
But can we tempt you with our mystery lot, which might be
-of an even higher value? Natasha, do some tempting.
We are just about to travel, Andy and Yvonne,
from the elegance of enamel to the brutality of the battlefield.
-It's been a real theme running through the show today -
provenance, history - and this item is steeped in it.
It's a large military shell,
of course, but apparently, it had a second life,
being used as none other than a dinner gong, so quite a bit of fun.
-You can see from the inscription that it was presented by
-Wing Commander AT Harris in October 1927...
-That's "Bomber" Harris!
-Yes, it is.
..to EW Norton and officers of the 58 Bombing Squadron!
I was just about to ask you, is it becoming a little clearer?
AT Harris was none other than Sir Arthur Travers Harris!
-Of course, "Bomber" Harris, as you said, Yvonne.
The commander-in-chief of the RAF Bombing Squadron
during the latter part of the Second World War.
So what does provenance lend to an otherwise low-value lot?
-It's got great provenance, but this is money in the bank.
That is history, it's significant,
but actually, even with the provenance,
I don't know how many presentations the man had.
-He was rather famous. He could've had 100 of those.
-He could've had, and I...
-And he didn't make 1,000 of these
and there must've been 1,000 of those made.
And the interesting thing is, it's the last lot that you collected
-when you stole it...
-..from the two Elaines!
It was the first on our list.
So, let's make this very clear - you are choosing...?
-The cigarette case.
-The cigarette case it is!
Which means you have won its worth in cold, hard cash,
-which you know is £2,500.
But, Natasha, now would you break their hearts, or not,
-by telling them what the shell case is worth?
-Yeah, the shell case...
You've gone with your hearts, I think,
because you've gone for the Russian glamour
and the exquisite work on the cigarette case.
-Exquisite work, as it may be...
..it's the "Bomber" Harris who has that real provenance!
But does the glamour of this brass
outweigh the glamour of the cigarette case? Let me tell you.
-THEY LAUGH Woo-hoo!
-It's worth £500!
-Which still is a lot of money for what it is.
-Yes, it is.
-But not as valuable...
-..as the cigarette case you loved.
-Well done, congratulations!
-Instinct all the way...
..took you right through to this terrific finale!
Fantastic! So today, Andy and Yvonne, you are going home with £2,500!
-Natasha, thank you for lending us your expertise.
-You're a terrible tease! Expert-tease(!)
Um, that's it for today, but join us again, when three new teams try
to spot the lot to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then. Bye-bye.
-That was absolutely amazing!
We had both picked the top lot from...
really from when we walked into the room.
It shone out amongst everything else.
Beautiful workmanship. Couldn't quite read all that...
I guess it was Cyrillic.
Maybe that's why one couldn't read the markings on it, but, er...
-But it didn't really matter in the long run.
-We did it!
-We chose it anyway.