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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that combines quizzing with the very best bit of any show
about antiques, which is, "How much is it worth?"
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play
and in each team is a quizzer,
who is 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.
Here are today's lots for your consideration.
We have 16 different antiques and collectables
and we have medals,
a carved bird,
a ball gown
and a Roman die.
All very different with very different values.
One is virtually worthless, less than £10.
The rest increase in value up to our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is the lot to spot, teams,
because, at the end of the show,
the winning pair will walk away with the cash equivalent
of one of those items.
First up are Ken and Julie.
Welcome, both of you.
Julie, what area of antiques interests you the most?
I like silver and jewellery.
-The bigger the diamonds, the better.
And what about you, Ken? What do you like to collect?
I have a collection of wartime brass aeroplanes
that started with one that my father made during World War II
and that started my collection off.
Well, Julie and Ken, you are very welcome to the show.
Thank you very much indeed.
Now, team two are Hems and Gerry.
Very nice to meet you, gentlemen.
Now, you call yourselves polar opposites
and yet you are best friends.
So why are you so opposite?
I used to own a coffee shop in Leicester.
Gerry had a picture framing shop down the road
and he had this globe, which turned into a decanter holder.
I said, how much is it worth?
It said 75 and he said, "Well, that's what it's worth then, isn't it?"
And I said, "Well, I'm offering you 25" and he goes,
"If I wanted 25, I would have put 25 on it."
So, a few days later I went into his shop, ordered a bacon sandwich
and I think it was £2.90
and I offered him a pound coin. I said, "There you are."
And it just developed from that.
It's lovely to have you here, Gerry and Hems.
Thank you both very much indeed. And our final couple are Ian and Zia.
Now, you have a family relationship - brother and sister.
Yep, this is my brother.
And Zia, you are very good at car-booting, aren't you?
-I've got a bit of a car boot habit.
I do enjoy going and sniffing out a bargain.
Have you got some good treasures?
I bought a hamper, and I got a knock-down price,
it was £3.
-One sold recently for about £90.
-Wow. Well, that's pretty good.
-£3 hamper worth 90 quid.
OK, so will your instincts, all three of you, all three teams,
get you through the game?
Well, earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the treasure from the trash?
My giddy aunt. Where do we start?
It's got a signature on the back of there.
I think he founded the Newlyn School.
This ball gown - Victorian? Older?
That's probably 1920s.
-There is no zip, is there?
-Can you see what is written on there? Should have had my glasses.
"The Great Lafayette.
"To Walter E Scott. 5th of August, 1909."
-What date is it?
-1937 on that.
Royal Doulton is ten a penny.
It will hold a lot of flowers!
-I really just don't know what to make of this.
-Ooh, apothecary, isn't it?
-That is one to keep in mind.
This is absolutely super, I would have this at home.
In my opinion, it is just a decorative object.
Just be a keepsake, wouldn't it?
-Handy to stick on the fridge!
Not being the sporting type, it is obviously a rugby or rowing cap.
That'll be football.
-Can you think back that far?
Roman dice, that is just a few thousand years old, isn't it?
Yeah. But it might not be worth very much.
-See the face.
-Oh, yes, you can see the face in it.
She looks Japanese.
I tell you what, that has seen some action in its time,
look at the blade.
So what is it, some sort of weapon?
No weight to that at all. I don't think it's even silver.
It is all the signs of the Zodiac.
-Is that what they call electroplated?
I think that's probably up the top for me.
It's 1830, 1840.
KEN READS ALOUD
Roger Moore, Christopher Lee.
That's the one with the little...
-MIMICS HERVE VILLECHAIZE:
-"Plane, boss, plane!"
Nice little glass bowl, but nothing extraordinary.
Blue John, mined in Derbyshire, very, very expensive.
That's a Crimean War medal.
That and the basket...
This could actually be folk art built in trenches.
-This is nothing.
-I don't like that.
I think the sovereign case, the chair...
-..Blue John, medals.
The painting, the chair and the boxes.
I think that is what we will go for.
-Have we seen everything?
-Yeah, that is it.
Interesting. Well, joining me
is our resident antiques expert Charles Hanson.
-Charles, lovely to see you.
-Fern, delighted to be here.
How do you think they did as they were going around?
I think it is really invigorating,
there are some great things behind me,
there is also some not so great things,
but I think, having watched you on your journey in that gallery,
certainly from your time, I was impressed by your passion,
your dedication to try to unravel
the antiques journey we are about to be on.
How do we know that what they are valued at is the right amount?
All the values for each lot have been agreed by myself
and an independent valuer, based on their hammer auction price.
As well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot, which is hidden under the shroud of mystery.
Poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners,
but for now, it is time for Round 1.
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 from the board to your collection.
But beware, because, if you buzz in incorrectly,
you will be frozen out of the next question.
Quizzers, your picker is relying on you to give them
the chance to grab the good stuff first - whatever the good stuff is.
Fingers on buzzers. Question number one.
From what source do solar panels generate electricity?
OK, Gerry, you can make the first pick.
Could I have the watercolour, please?
OK, the picture framer has the watercolour. Very good.
Question number two.
Ice cream, sponge cake
and what other ingredient are the main components of a baked...?
That is incorrect, which means you are frozen out of this next question.
The answer was...
meringue. You anticipated the baked Alaska.
In the film The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne plays which...?
-Correct, it's Hawking, but I'm going to give you that.
So, Gerry, you get to pick again.
I think we are going to go for the script.
It's on its way to you.
Ken and Julie, you are back in for this question.
-You are no longer frozen out.
From what country does Pope Francis I...?
-Let me finish the question.
I was going to say "originate",
you said Mexico...
incorrect, I am afraid it is Argentina.
You are frozen out for the next question, which gives
Ken and Ian a good chance. OK, are you ready?
Which Briton won the Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship in 1936?
Correct, well done.
Zia, what are you going to take from the board?
I think I am going to take
the Roman dice.
The Roman dice.
That is the first thing in your collection,
Zia and Ian, well done.
Hems and Gerry, you are now unfrozen,
you are back in for the next question.
On which continent is the South Pole located?
-OK, Julie, what have you got your eye on there?
-The chair, please.
-That is starting your collection.
-Good. Next question.
Which iconic performing arts centre is located on Bennelong Point
in Port Jackson, Australia?
-It's the Sydney Opera House.
It is the Sydney Opera House.
Ooh, and there's no stopping you now. Julie, what would you like to choose?
-Can I have the cabinet, please?
Fingers on buzzers.
Robert Galbraith is the pen name of which well-known author?
No, good call, but it's not. It is JK Rowling. You are frozen out.
Question nine. In which martial art can you score
a waza-ari, an ippon...?
I'm going to finish the question.
..ippon and yuko. You said judo.
The answer is...
OK, Zia, would you like to choose something?
Yes, I would like to take
the sovereign case, please.
The sovereign case.
OK. Hems and Gerry, you are back in. This is the final question.
In the Noddy stories, what is the name of the policeman?
It IS Mr Plod.
Oh, Julie, what are you going to choose now?
I think I will have
-the medals, please.
-They are yours.
Right on, sister.
She's not your sister, you are married to her!
These two are brother and sister.
And at the end of that round, Ken and Julie, you have the chair,
the cabinet and the medals.
Hems and Gerry,
you have managed to get your hands on the watercolour and the script.
Ian and Zia, you have opted for the Roman dice
and the sovereign case.
So, our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them, Charles is going to give
each pair a fact about a lot of their choice.
These little snippets of information should just give you
a vital feel, a clue, about what it might be worth.
So listen carefully and choose wisely.
It could be one of yours or one of theirs, or something
still up for grabs on the grid that you can ask Charles about.
Julie, let's start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear more about?
I would like to go for the basket, please, first.
The basket? No-one has chosen the basket yet.
Charles, what do you think?
A Kuba basket, Julie, is from the Kuba people of the Congo.
Made during the first half of the 20th century.
Although this example is relatively modern, the techniques used
span centuries, and even appear in their own creative stories, Fern.
The mark of how important they are in everyday Kuba life,
they are used for all sorts of practical purposes.
Storing precious things, carrying food, eating from,
so this one has done well to survive.
Julie, has that given you any kind of information that is useful?
I kind of think that it's worthless, really.
-Do you?! That's your instinct, is it?
Right, let's come to couple number two. Hems and Gerry.
Gerry, you are the picker.
Which one would you like to know more about?
I'm intrigued to know something about the cap.
Let's ask Charles what he can tell you.
Gerry, I can tell you this is an English international cap,
but not one that was awarded for
playing in an actual international game.
Until the 1920s, potential England players had to
earn their place in the national team by playing each other
in special trial games.
They were awarded a special cap like this one for doing so.
So they are very different to the ones received
when selected for the full team.
This one belonged to Sam Chedgzoy.
He played for Everton, the Toffees,
from 1910 and represented England on eight occasions.
-It's a long time ago, isn't it? Just after the First World War.
So a very interesting piece of history,
but we don't know how much it is worth.
Ian and Zia.
Zia, you are the person who can decide
what you would like to hear more about.
I would really like to hear a little bit more about
the carved bird, please.
The carved bird.
It's late 19th century, it's unmarked,
although it has this polychrome hand-carved finish
to its parrot features.
The trend for polychroming objects, or basically,
colouring them in, it stemmed from the 19th-century Gothic Revival,
and led to the colourful trends of the Art Nouveau period.
The style of this particular wooden parrot is very much in keeping
with the array of quaint
and colourful objects of art produced at this time.
Now that you are a little bit more clued up on today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add some more of them to your collections,
bearing in mind that, 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 the lot, and quizzers,
you then try to secure it by answering the question correctly.
But in this round, the lots come with their own question categories.
And here they are.
OK, for instance, if you are going to
go for paperclip...
the question categories
you can choose between are,
to the left, football...
and above, fruit and veg.
Right, Ken and Julie, you are first. So, Julie, what's your lot?
I think I might go for the hachoir, please.
The hachoir. OK.
Which means, Ken, you have
to pick the category between
fruit and veg or the human body.
I will go for the human body,
because there is a 50% chance I know what it is, because I am one.
OK, the human body. Here is your question.
What name is given to the part of the eye through which
light passes to the pupil?
Correct, well done, and the hachoir is yours.
You now have four things in your collection.
Couple number two, Hems and Gerry.
Gerry, this is your chance, have a look at the board,
what would you like?
I think I will go for the bowl, please.
Hems, what are you going to go for? The EU or the human body?
-OK, here we go,
here is your question.
What fluid does a phlebotomist extract from the human body?
Hems, it is indeed blood!
-Well done, and the bowl is yours.
You now have three in your collection.
Ian and Zia, have a little look.
I would like to go for the cap, please.
The cap? Mmm, OK.
Ian, you are going now for Dickens or the Romans.
-Does that sound good to you?
-I see you're laughing as well.
-How many Dickens novels have you read?
No, me neither.
-So, Dickens or the Romans, I guess you're going Romans.
What was the name of the Roman god of war?
Well done, that is correct. The cap is now in your collection.
Ken and Julie. Julie, you can pick whatever you like from the board.
I think I will go for the urn, please.
OK, how is your knowledge on
horror films, Ken, and the Romans?
Oh, that is a good question.
I was always banned from going to the horror films, because they
were in the naughty cinema in Waterloo and I wasn't allowed there.
-So I think I will go for the Romans again, please.
OK, here we go.
Leodis is the Roman name for which British city?
It is Leeds. Correct.
The urn is yours.
Hems and Gerry, your chance to pick now,
so Gerry, what are you going to go for?
I will go for the tea set, please.
So, your question categories are football or the Romans.
What would you like, Hems?
-Go with football.
Who won the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup?
Was it Germany?
Hems, I'm sorry, that is incorrect, it was actually Team USA.
-So it means the tea set that you wanted stays on the board.
SIGHING: I wonder who else wants that one.
OK, we will find out. Ian and Zia. Zia, your choice.
-What do you want?
-I would like to take the tea set, please.
Would you? Interesting.
What do you think you know that we don't, eh?
OK, the question categories, as you know, football or the Romans.
-Ian, what do you want?
-Done the Romans.
COCKNEY ACCENT: "Done the Romans, love."
-Let's have a go at football.
-"Let's do football."
-Let's have a go.
-ACCENT CONTINUES: OK.
I don't know why I'm speaking like that, I am so sorry.
Which midfielder scored over 200 goals for Southampton
between 1986 and 2002?
Matthew Le Tissier.
OK, Ian and Zia, the tea set is yours.
OK, 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, there is one last lot available to each team,
and, this time, you can either go for what is left on the grid,
or you can try to steal an antique
that is in your rival team's collection.
Pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
it will be THEIR quizzer who will get to decide YOUR quizzer's category.
Right, Julie, do you want to target a lot from the grid or have
you got your eye on something in another person's collection?
I think I will go for the ball gown.
The ball gown on the grid?
Ken, you have to answer questions
on horror films or fruit and veg.
I know that you don't see horror films, do you eat fruit and veg?
-Good. What will you be going for?
-Get in there! OK, are you ready?
Which iconic horror actor starred in the Theatre of Blood
and the House of Wax?
-I'm going to have to hurry you.
-Oh, yeah, Christopher...
It is not Christopher Lee, I knew that you were
thinking that, it is not.
-It is Vincent Price.
Hems and Gerry...
Gerry, what would you like to do -
take something from the grid or nick something from someone else?
I would like to nick the medals, please.
Nick the medals in the collection belonging to Ken and Julie.
Ken, you now have to decide any of the categories on the board
that you would like Hems to answer.
Hems, here is your question.
Uriah Heep is a character in which Dickens novel?
Ohh, David Copperfield.
-OK, well done.
-Sock it to them.
-Ken, you defended that.
Well done, you have kept your medals.
Now we are going to move on to team three, Ian and Zia.
Zia, something from the board or something from the other teams?
I would like to attempt to steal the watercolour
-from Hems and Gerry.
Gerry and Hems, your lovely watercolour looks pretty,
is it worth anything at all?
Hems, it's your chance, though, to pick a category for Ian.
-Modern art, excellent.
-OK, Ian, here you go.
What was the name of Banksy's 2015
temporary theme park in Weston-super-Mare?
No, the opposite - Dismaland.
Phew! Well done, Hems, you have defended your watercolour.
OK, teams, well done. That is it for Round 2.
Ken and Julie, you now have the hachoir and the urn,
as well as the chair, cabinet and the medal.
Hems and Gerry, you have now got the bowl,
along with the watercolour and the script.
Ian and Zia, your collection is now made up of the Roman dice,
the sovereign case, the cap and the tea set.
Now, we have calculated the combined value of all of your items,
and the team with the least valuable collection will have to be
eliminated, taking their lots out of the game as well.
Charles, who is leaving us first?
Leaving us first, but please take a bow...
..it's Ken and Julie.
-My goodness, you played so brilliantly.
It is all to do with what you have chosen and the price of what it is.
Well, we bought with our hearts.
Perhaps not with our brains. What the heck, it has been great fun.
Well, it has been fantastic to have you,
and you obviously want to know before you go
the value of each of those lots, so, Charles, can you tell us?
Let me start from the beginning. The Royal Doulton coronation urn.
A loving cup, lovely object, not really touched by royalty,
limited edition, one or two thousand.
Made in 1937 for the coronation of George VI and Elizabeth.
Then we have that lovely William IV mahogany library armchair
right behind me.
Great object, made in a certain period, it is 1830s,
so it is from a really desirable period, it is worth...
-Then we talk about colour and patination,
that doctor and that cabinet.
Of course, it is a wonderful travelling medicinal cabinet.
If you look at the brass corners,
they would suggest not only is it Anglo-Chinese,
it has that great exotic, Oriental value, it is almost 300 years old.
So, to survive, it is quite remarkable. But its value...
Wow. The next one, Charles?
Sentimentality you can't buy,
but you did with your Crimean War medals,
which belonged to one person.
They are unique for what they represent in history.
Of course, there was a Crimea Medal, 1854-56,
the Turkish Crimea Medal
and the army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
OK, the metalware is a bit bent, but generally,
they are in good condition bearing in mind their age.
It is a great lot.
Then we have that lovely hachoir as well, which I love,
because it is novelty,
and anything novel in the auction market today is always so buoyant.
This is a 19th-century French example,
more commonly known by the Italian name,
mezzaluna, meaning "half moon",
and the curved blade has been used for chopping herbs for centuries.
I love this, because it was made in Brittany, and the stripes,
female stockings. High value, because it's novel.
-So the final value of the collection is?
You've been a fantastic picker, Julie.
Julie and Ken, you've been amazing.
-Thank you very much for playing For What It's Worth.
It went well, we got five items, more than anybody else,
but it just shows, it's not quantity, it's quality in antiques.
Now, the unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game.
There they are, let's quickly find out from Charles what
they were worth and if the top lot
is still in the game.
Is it on the board?
Well, this bird clearly ruffled no feathers.
If it had been medieval, coloured in Europe in the 16th century,
it would have flown away, but in fact,
this is more of a tourist market Germanic or French thing,
and it's worth...
-Well avoided, teams.
And of course, a really booming market at the moment is
the tribal market, and what was left without a home was that
quite interesting basket, which is tiny to the eye.
Made from raffia palms, a really powerful material made to last,
and in fact, they began making these way back in the early 17th century.
Good. Another one well left. What else have we got?
Then we have that very elaborate paperclip I thought
you may have taken on board.
Uniquely Victorian, it's a lovely object, it would
date to around 1910, but it's of no precious material.
Its auction value?
Wow. And the last thing is the ball gown.
Ian, you thought it was Victorian. Gerry, you thought 1920s.
Well, let's go down the middle,
it is 1906, thereabouts.
It's made from embossed brocade, it's gorgeous, the bodice is bones,
so it keeps its shape.
It's a top-notch example, but not made by any great designer.
And vintage is the word,
it's all the rage in the vintage costume market today.
Made around the time of the suffragettes, girl power, worth...
This still means the top lot
and the worthless lot are still here somewhere.
They are in play.
So, just two pairs of contestants left and, before we go any further,
Charles is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
So, picker Gerry, your turn. What lot do you want to know more about?
I would like to know a little bit more about the script.
Charles, the script.
-Gerry, are you feeling shaken and stirred yet?
It's a script used, of course, in the production of James Bond.
That classic The Man With The Golden Gun.
It is bound by a script clip at the top,
with a pink card cover on the front and rear.
It is a production scripts, it is not Roger Moore's,
it is not one used by an actor,
in fact, it does show credits to producers,
including Harry Saltzman and Albert R Broccoli.
Interesting, because the latter is misspelt.
-Oh, so Cubby Broccoli is misspelt "Cubby Boccoli."
Ohh. All right, Ian and Zia, what would you like to know more about?
I think I'm going to ask a little bit more...
..about the watercolour, please.
The watercolour that belongs to Gerry and Hems. Charles?
Dare I say, Zia, you're a realist,
because this is The Stonebreaker by Walter Langley, and he is
regarded as a pioneer of a group of artists called the Newlyn School.
This picture he painted whilst travelling through Holland in 1906.
He would have likely drawn and coloured it as a reference
for a larger work he would have completed on his return.
And of course, the Newlyn School remains a hugely popular
group of artists, but this is Langley working in the rough.
OK, those are all the facts available to you,
so it is now time for our final round.
At the end of it, we will have our winners.
So, I am going to give the quizzers a category that they then
take turns to say the answers to in that category.
For example, if I say, "colours of the rainbow", you might say, Hems,
"red", you might say, Ian, "orange",
you might say, "yellow", and so on.
Now, if you fail to get 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 you and 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 opponent's entire collection.
So, there are three categories and the pair
with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
Charles, who is that?
I can reveal, Fern,
the team who currently has the most valuable collection is...
..Ian and Zia.
Quizzer Ian, you are going to start us off, and the first category is...
Ian, you are first.
Old Kent Road.
-I need a bit more.
-Don't look at me.
No. It's Whitechapel Road.
Oh, you see, it is so easy to fall at these ones, isn't it?
OK, Gerry, you can steal something from their collection.
What do you want?
The tea set, please.
The silver tea set is yours.
You now have four lots as opposed to Ian and Zia's three.
Are you ready?
I am so sorry, I can't accept it.
It is Jessica Ennis.
Zia, you can steal either the tea set back or whatever
you want from their collection.
-I would like to steal the watercolour, please.
-It is yours.
Thank you very much.
Here it is, the final category is...
Ian to start.
There are no elephants on that list.
I am sorry, that is incorrect, Ian.
You could have had giraffe, rabbit, tiger, wallaby, zebra...
I could go on. Gerry...
are you thrilled to hear that you can steal something from Zia and Ian?
I will definitely have the watercolour back, thank you.
Watercolour is flying its way back to where it belongs with
-the picture framer Gerry.
OK, that's it, well done.
Your collections are now fixed
and will determine which team is victorious.
Hems and Gerry, your final collection is made up of the script,
the bowl, the tea set and the watercolour.
Ian and Zia, you have the Roman dice, the sovereign case and the cap.
Right, Charles, who has got the most valuable collection?
I can reveal the team who has the most valuable collection...
..is Ian and Zia.
-Oh, my goodness.
Gerry and Hems, you kept stealing, you did very well,
you have four lots in your collection.
You obviously want to know before you go home what the collection
was worth, what those lots were worth.
Well, I think one of my favourite objects was that
tiny decorative bowl, and that Blue John bowl is unique to Derbyshire,
to the Castleton mines, and I love it.
Most Blue John was mined and carved into ornamental shapes
and objects in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Your bowl dates to around 1800. What's it worth?
Wow. What's next?
And then they moved on to that script.
That was shaken and stirred, slightly.
That 1974 favourite starring Roger Moore.
It had a budget of 7 million,
it hit the box office finally at 100 million.
It is a great lot, it is worth...
Wow. The next one, Charles.
Then we sort of rounded off with all things shiny.
It is Scottish, it's got that great weight, 1874,
that colonial style made popular in the late 19th century.
The silver market is good, but not that good, and it is worth...
Charles, the final lot?
And finally, it was that infamous watercolour.
Gerry, you noted in the gallery, founder of the Newlyn School -
quite right - was that man Walter Langley.
He is a wonderful artist,
he hung in his lifetime in the Uffizi in Italy alongside
those Renaissance greats Raphael and Rembrandt,
and that social realist portrayal really is so obvious in this
delightful working-class fisherman, plein-air, really painted from life.
What's it worth? Well...
Wow. So the final value of the collection is?
It was a whopping £3,475.
Gerry and Hems, you can go home with your heads held high,
because you did some very good picking
and some very good quizzing to get those lots.
-Thank you so much for playing!
I had my money on either that script or the watercolour,
-and I thought we had it!
-We had both, didn't we?
And then when Charles Hanson just announced the final result,
-it blew me away.
-It did. I was in shock.
It was a like a 91st-minute goal for the opposite team.
Well done, Ian and Zia, you have built the most valuable collection.
All you have do is pick a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
So, try and pick a good one and, remember,
you have got the top lot in your collection
and you have got the most worthless lot in your collection.
So, which are you going to choose? You can discuss.
You won't have as many Roman dice as a cap, but then again,
you won't have a silver sovereign case that has got Lafayette
mentioned on there, Walter Scott and 1909.
-I think it would be the sovereign case.
My instinct, I'd go with the Roman dice.
But my brother is the boss, so we're going to go with the sovereign case.
So your final decision is that you're going to take
-the sovereign silver case? BOTH:
Charles, can you please tell me the value of the lots they have rejected?
Which one will you start with?
I shall start off with the cap.
Ian and Zia, you both spotted its association to the FA,
going back to the very early days.
Anything pre-World War II is very important
when it comes to the footballing world, amongst collectors.
But we know that is not the top lot.
It is not the worthless item either.
Zia was feeling her gut instinct was going for the Roman dice.
This dice is almost 2,000 years old.
It is Roman, and playing dice was a very popular pastime with
the Romans, based around betting on numbers that would come up.
It was played all over the Empire.
They're often made of wood or bone, but quite unusually,
this one is marble.
But they are regularly found in archaeological digs,
it is frightening to say...
it is almost worthless.
FERN GASPS DRAMATICALLY
That is the bottom lot that you have eliminated, well done, well played!
It means that you have got the top lot in your collection.
Ian and Zia, you must come and join me now
with your chosen lots,
because we have a further twist of the screw.
There it is, that beautiful silver sovereign case.
You have chosen the top lot, you know already that that is worth
we can't do that without giving him an extra thing, can we?
We're going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
-Charles, would you like to reveal it?
-Look at that.
-What is it?
-Let me tell you about this.
This is an original foldout pocket Tube guide.
And it goes back to 1933,
when a fairly humble London Underground employee,
called Harry Beck,
he revolutionised travel in London by redesigning the Tube map.
His stroke of genius came after he realised that,
because travel on the tube was underground, relative time
and distance can be played with to create a far clearer map.
This is for 1933, at a time
when London's population had exploded to about eight million
by the mid-1930s.
These maps were printed so every Londoner could have one,
this is numbered...one.
-It is a huge temptation, isn't it?
You know you have got £2,500 there.
I think I'm going to go safe.
Because, although it is a really nice,
and it is a first, it's the first...
It's the first!
It's the first.
Are you prepared to gamble a guaranteed £2,500
for this mystery lot?
Because, I don't know if you've mentioned, this is number one(!)
I believe it's number one, isn't it(?)
-What's your instinct?
-My instinct is, I think that is actually worth more.
So Ian's instinct is map, your instinct is...silver.
I will go with... If you... Yeah, OK.
-We have to take that.
-Let's go for that.
The silver sovereign case... is your choice.
No surprises, we know it is worth £2,500.
And you have won that in cold, hard cash.
Now, the big question to be answered is - what is that worth?!
-I like your style, because it has great style.
Probably the most important, influential
graphic designer of the 20th century for what this represents.
It set the standard.
Paris followed suit, maps all over the world followed that line.
You will see the slight difference of yesterday
in the triangular Tube stops. Now they're circular.
-It's so iconic of that Deco age.
-How much is it?!
Oh, you... It's worth, today,
-That's good. OK.
-That's all right.
-It's a beautiful thing.
-It is an amazing thing.
But this is what you are going to take home, for £2,500,
this beautiful silver sovereign case
is worth, can you tell us the history?
It's really wonderful.
Silver sovereign holder without the inscription is worth maybe £100.
But of course, this has an engraving going back to
the 5th of August, 1909.
It was given by The Great Lafayette
to the musical director Walter E Scott.
To magic collectors, The Great Lafayette is up there.
He was one of the highest-paid magicians of his time,
he died on stage doing what he loved,
and, of course, we know it is worth, quite wonderfully, £2,500.
-So well done.
Many congratulations, you got the top lot, you stuck with it,
and you did the right thing.
Join us again next time
when more teams will be playing For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then. Bye-bye!
That was really very good...
I can't believe we ended up with the most expensive lot
and the worthless lot,
in the same choice, that was a bit too close to call.
-It was, yeah, tight.