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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
where a cash prize awaits for the smartest quizzers
and the sharpest antiques shoppers.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play
and in each team is a quizzer,
responsible for answering general knowledge questions,
so that their partner, the picker, can choose an antique item
to add to their collection.
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 sphinx,
and a kettle.
All very different, with very different values.
One of them is worthless, worth less than £10,
and the rest increase in value up to our top lot
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
Obviously, 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.
So, first up today, we have Rosamund and Sophia,
who are mother and daughter from Royal Leamington Spa and Cheshire.
-Welcome to you both.
-Rosamund, you're the picker
and I understand that you have some passions for collecting handbags.
Amongst a lot of passions. Yes, handbags I love.
Can't give them away. I just keep them. I'm quite greedy with them.
The pair of you look so incredible,
I'm sure you're both mistaken as sisters, aren't you?
Yes, we do get that quite a lot, don't we?
-Lots of people have said that to us.
-And I love it!
-I would love it too!
-Sophia, it's very nice to meet you as well.
-You are the quizzer.
-And are you very good at general knowledge in general?
No, not really, I don't think,
but I'll try my best cos my mum told me I had to.
She's the boss, so see what I can do.
Thank you very much indeed, Sophia and Rosamund.
And sitting next to you, Aladdin and Cathy are great friends from Glasgow
and you are very welcome indeed, ladies.
Aladdin, you will be choosing the antiques and collectibles today.
Are there any particular items that you are passionate about?
I quite like jewellery.
I remember, when I was 16, my father took me to an antique warehouse.
I found a lovely piece of jewellery
and I just fell in love with it and actually bought the piece myself.
-What was it?
-It was a lovely necklace.
It had lovely different colours and I was just drawn to this piece
and I thought, "Wow." I loved the history of it.
I thought, "I wonder what's the history behind this jewellery."
-And since then, I started to love jewellery.
And, Cathy, you are sitting next to Aladdin, you are her friend
and you're going to answer the questions for the team.
So, how would you describe your friendship?
The only way I could describe our relationship is magnetic.
I think we were drawn together.
We met about six years ago,
when I moved back to Glasgow from the Highlands,
and we were both setting up business
and we were given a bit of business space together.
We eat together, we socialise together and we train together
and we just have a great time.
Wow, so I'm expecting no discord in the team,
-if things start going wrong.
-Perfect harmony, Fern, perfect harmony.
Perfect harmony, OK.
And finally, next to you, we have David and Tony,
who are firm friends from Great Yarmouth. Welcome, gentlemen.
Now, Tony, you are the quizzer.
How long have you been friends and how did you meet?
We've been friends for 30 years or more.
I was on the social club committee and we had a bar
and to increase trade I started to run quizzes in the bar
and one of Dave's friends took part in the quiz,
mentioned it to Dave and I organised a quiz in Dave's pub.
-Ever since then, we've been firm friends.
So, David, you are the team's picker.
Would you describe yourself as having a good eye for a valuable antique?
My late father had two antique shops in Great Yarmouth
and one in Beccles and as a small child,
I was treated to stamp collections, coin collections.
Sadly, they only lasted two or three weeks
until they were sold in the shop.
But I learnt a lot of things from them, so hopefully,
a lot of that gold dust, star dust, rubbed off on me,
so 50 years of collecting has given me, hopefully, a little edge.
Very exciting. Three very good teams we have here today.
Earlier, our teams inspected the lots
but could they separate the gems from the junk?
-Look at this!
-Ooh, it IS well laid out, isn't it?
Oh, wow, it looks like an art gallery. I love stained glass.
-"Collected from the ruins of Ypres, 1914."
-Somebody's put a back on the side of this one.
Do you think there's a name for these corner chairs?
-Markings on the bottom look a bit like Roman numerals.
It's the wrong way.
2, 5, something underneath. There's a rabbit there, running.
-They look horrible, they look damaged,
but I think there's a lot of value there.
Can I really say, "Rubbish"?
-ROSAUMUND AND SOPHIA:
Not a great lover of Egyptology, but it says "Made in Hong Kong".
-"Made in England".
-I think it's a tourist thing, yeah.
-Oh, they're nice.
That is awesome.
-If you flicker them, you'll see...
-A tennis player.
-No, he's playing cricket.
No, that is tennis, that one.
-Now, my least favourite thing is silver.
An award at a flower show or something like that.
-That looks nice!
-To you, yeah.
-Who is it? Do we know?
-I think it's just a generic figure.
-That's an unusual kettle, a square one.
-Where do you think that would be used?
Is it a fish kettle or just a kettle?
-Maybe used on an old grate.
-You need good eyesight for some of these little hallmarks.
-They're very well done.
-They're not signed.
-Chung Ling Soo.
-He's that famous magician, isn't he?
-I'm warming to the poster for value.
-Are you? Why?
This is delicate and I like the lace.
Look how intricate the lace is. It's beautiful.
-I don't know what it's worth, but I like it.
It's so detailed, that's the thing. It's a really nice piece.
-Now that's horrible.
-I really don't like that.
-Early Corgis normally have numbers.
I've just bought a car like that for my grandson.
A low-value item there.
-What kind of face is on it?
-It's an unusually different coin.
-Do they date them when they're really old?
They should have dates on, yeah.
-"St Peter, St Paul".
-They could have dug that up with Richard II.
And those window opener holders.
The fan, the poster, stained glass,
rubbish... I'm actually going to say the chair.
I think my top one would be the glass.
-OK. I'll go for the fan.
-And I love the warrior.
And I think this is the one we need to discount altogether.
If only you'd bought your glasses for reading!
Joining me is our resident antiques expert, the lovely Charlie Ross.
Charlie, what do you make of these lots?
Oh, Fern, we've got a fantastic, eclectic mix of goodies
and, you might say, baddies.
All interesting antiques and collectibles
and a lot of those things I would love to have in one of my auctions.
But how has this valuation been done for these lots
because you could have just plucked a number out of the air?
All the values for each lot have been agreed by myself
and an independent valuer, based on hammer price,
and that means the price that a bidder would pay
after the hammer falls, not including any costs.
OK, as well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot, hidden under the Shroud of Mystery.
It is poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
-Charlie, it looks very pointy today.
-Mmm, it does a bit, doesn't it?
I really can't reveal anything about this, other than choosing it,
you might get in a bit of a pickle, I suppose.
It could be priceless or it could be worth peanuts
but we will be unveiling it later.
But for now, it is time for Round 1, teams.
I am 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.
Quizzers, it is up to you to give your team
the chance to bag the good stuff first.
Fingers on buzzers. Question number one.
Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy was centred
on which fictional...? BELL
-..Which fictional superhero?
Batman is the answer. David, you get to take the first choice.
-I will go with the figure.
-The figure. The person on the horse.
That is winging its way now to start off your collection. There it is.
OK, question number two.
Cuba is the largest island in which sea?
BELL Yes, Tony.
-It is the Caribbean.
Whoa, David, what are you going to go for?
-The vase, please.
-The vase. That's coming to you as well.
Right, you've got two things in your collection already. Come on, ladies!
What is the name of Prince Harry's
Paralympic-style sporting championships
for wounded armed services personnel?
BELL Yes, Sophia.
-The Vi... Vitas Games?
I'm afraid that's incorrect but it is the Invictus Games.
You're frozen out for the next question. Question four.
A top hat, a thimble, a shoe... BELL
..A shoe and a battleship are all tokens in which board game?
The answer is Monopoly.
Aladdin, your chance to fill your little treasure cave with something.
-I think I'll go for the fan.
Your collection is off the mark with the fan.
Sophia and Rosamund, you are now back into play. Question five.
Hinge, saddle, pivot and gliding are all types of what in the human body?
BELL Yes, Sophia?
-It IS joints. Correct. Well done.
-Rosamund, your chance to choose.
-I would like the glass, please.
The glass...is coming to you.
Question six. Who wrote the 1898 book The War Of The Worlds?
BELL Yes, Sophia.
-No, unfortunately not. You're incorrect.
It's HG Wells. Frozen out of the next question. Question seven.
In 1976, technology giant Apple was launched
by Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne and which other entrepreneur?
No? I'm sorry. It's Steve Jobs.
-Did you think that?
-I said it under my breath.
-I should have said it, I should have said it.
Mr Spoon and his family live on Junk Planet in which 1980s children's...?
BELL Yes, Cathy.
-It is Button Moon and the rest of the question is
..In which 1980s children's television show? Answer, Button Moon.
Aladdin, please pick a lot.
Um...I'm going for the bust.
You're going for the bust? OK, and it's now with your fan.
Question number nine.
From the unpasteurised milk of which animal
is the blue cheese Roquefort made?
BELL Yes, Cathy.
-No, it is sheep.
You are frozen out from the final question. Question ten.
What was Kylie Minogue's first UK number one...?
BELL Yes, Sophia?
I Should Be So Lucky.
Her first UK number one single was I Should Be So Lucky.
Well done, Sophia. Rosamund, you get to choose.
-The poster, please.
-The poster. It's coming towards you right now.
Very good. You all are equal with two pieces each.
Remember, though, it's quality not quantity that matters in this game.
Our teams have started to build their collections
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Charlie is going to give each of you a fact about a lot of your choice.
These snippets of information should give you vital clues
about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
It could be one of your lots,
it could be one of your opponents' lots
or it could be something that's still up for grabs on the grid.
Rosamund, we're going to start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear more about?
-I'd like to know more about the poster, Charlie, please.
An original poster from the 19th century,
advertising a magic show by the famous magician Chung Ling Soo.
He was American and probably more famous for the manner of his death
than any trick he performed during his life.
He was killed during an attempt to try to catch a speeding bullet.
There are posters out there
that advertise the very trick that killed Chung Ling Soo.
They would be the most sought-after.
So where does this one rank, in terms of value?
Mmm. Team two. Aladdin?
-The kettle, Charlie.
-Hmm, the square kettle.
It's an unusual item to find, although it's not impossibly rare.
The few that have appeared on the open antiques market
were all very likely to have been specifically commissioned
to provide quantity above and beyond the average family's needs.
Therefore, most examples were made for large country houses.
So, how does that affect its value?
Ooh. Was that all you needed to know, Aladdin, to make out what it's worth?
-David, it's your turn.
What would you like to find out more about?
I would like to know a bit more about the menu holders, please.
-These are Sampson Mordan designed menu holders.
Original ones because they're sprung-loaded, a sure-fire sign.
Mordan was an inventor, as well as a silversmith,
so if you find one sprung-loaded, you know it's Mordan.
Now that you are a bit more clued up on 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.
Three more lots are now available to each pair
and this time, pickers, you target a lot
and quizzers, you then try to secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round, the lots come with their own question categories
and here they are.
So, for instance, if you wanted this chair,
I would say, "OK, you can choose a question
"that is either French Painters or Cocktails."
OK. Rosamund and Sophia, you are up first. Rosamund, what's your lot?
-I am going with the menu holders, please.
-The menu holders.
Sophia, you can answer a question on Cocktails or The Tudors.
-Um...I will go for The Tudors, please, Fern.
And your question is...
Who was the last Tudor monarch?
The last Tudor monarch... Let me think.
..would be...Henry VIII.
It was his daughter, Elizabeth I. Incorrect.
The menu holders stay on the grid.
Aladdin, would you like to pick a lot, please?
-Um...I'll go with the coin.
Cathy, your choice of questions is Languages or Autobiographies.
-Oh, wow. Let's go for Languages.
What is the official language of the Ivory Coast?
-It is French. Congratulations.
-Yes, well done.
The coin is coming to your collection.
-David, please choose a lot.
-I, too, will go for the menu holders.
Oh, the menu holders.
Right, would you like to answer a question
on Cocktails or The Tudors, Tony?
-I'll try Tudors.
Tony, which famous Tudor Englishman
circumnavigated the globe in the Golden Hind?
-It was Francis Drake.
The menu holders are yours.
They join your collection and there they are.
Rosamund and Sophia, your turn now. Rosamund, please pick a lot.
-I will choose the sphinx, please.
OK, Sophia, Football or The Tudors?
Well, seeing as I did so badly on The Tudors,
-I'm going to try Football, please.
-Are you good at football?
-Um, I like football, yes.
What is the nickname of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club?
Um, Sheffield... Um...
-Oh! It's the Owls.
-This is Sheffield Wednesday. The sphinx stays on the board.
Aladdin, what catches your eye up there?
-I think I'll go with the books.
-The books. All right.
Cathy, what would you like to answer questions on - Romcoms or Physics?
-I'm going to go for Romcoms.
-Romcoms, OK. Here's your question.
Which actress stars in Just Go With It, Love Happens
and He's Just Not That Into You?
He's Just Not That Into You...
-Oh, my gosh.
-The books are coming to your collection.
-That was a total guess.
-Well, it was a good guess.
You now have four lots in your collection. Tony and David.
-David, what catches your eye?
-The window rests, I think, please.
The window rests. OK, Tony, choose Languages or The Tudors, please.
-Um, I'll try Tudors again.
-Tudors again. Here we go.
The Tudor rose contains the red rose of the House of Lancaster
and the white rose of which other house?
-Tony, I am so sorry, we can't accept Yorkshire.
The actual answer is quite specifically York.
The rose has since become an emblem of the county
but in Tudor times, it was just for the House of York. I am so sorry.
The window rests remain on the grid.
Remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us,
so if you have missed out on that one item
that you desire above all else, here is your chance to secure it.
This time, you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try to steal an antique that is in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Right, Rosamund, do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
I'm sticking with the grid and I'm still staying with the sphinx
because I think it belongs to me.
Fair enough! Here we go, Sophia.
Would you like to answer a question on Football or The Tudors?
-I will try Football again, please, Fern.
In 1967, which was the first British team to win the European Cup?
Right, I'll have to have a guess.
Obviously, that's way before my time.
I will say Liverpool.
-Incorrect. I'm so sorry.
-It was Glasgow Celtic.
-Was it? Oh.
-Aladdin, what would you like?
-I'll go from the grid.
I'll go for the window rests.
The window rests. Would you like Languages or The Tudors?
-I'll go back with Languages again.
-And here we go.
In 2003, which language was made an official minority language of the UK?
-Incorrect, I'm afraid.
-It's British Sign Language.
-It's a very tricky question, but what an interesting answer.
-OK, thank you.
David, your chance.
Do you want to steal from someone else or pick something from the grid?
No, I'll pick something from the grid.
-I will pick the tankard, please.
OK, Tony, what would you prefer - Football or French Painters?
-I think this is a no-brainer. We'll try Football.
Tony, here is your question.
Which country did FIFA choose to host the 2018 World Cup?
-It is Russia. Congratulations.
The tankard is going into your collection.
OK, that's it for Round 2. For one team, it is the end of the road.
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.
Charlie has been keeping tabs so, Charlie, who is leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first is...
-..Aladdin and Cathy.
Before you leave, Aladdin and Cathy,
let's find out about the lots leaving the game with you.
-Charlie, the books?
-Well, I love them! Flick and learn.
And you can see these wonderful tennis lessons
by just flicking them.
The extraordinary thing is the condition.
How many people have flicked them?
I don't think they've been flicked very often over the years
because, otherwise, they would have fallen to pieces.
-That's all right.
-What else did we have in the lots?
-We had that Parian ware bust.
-It's a fantastic image. I just wish it had been marble.
And had it been a famous person, wouldn't it have been wonderful?
It's pretty valuable. It's not marble value but it's £500 worth.
-That's OK. That's a good choice.
The fan. This is fabulous because it's Brussels needlelace.
It's the best quality
and the decoration on it is absolutely superb.
Another good lot. Right, the last one?
The coin. It is a William I penny.
But it's a very specialist market because you can dig up
thousands of Roman coins and they aren't worth a diddly-squat.
This, however, the William I penny, is worth £850.
-So, there's your money.
You did extremely well, Aladdin and Cathy,
but I'm so sorry, it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection.
But thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
-Aladdin and Cathy.
I think we both did really well.
I was really impressed by the choices that Aladdin made,
so I thought it was fabulous and we've had great fun today as well.
It's been fantastic meeting the other contestants
and I hope they do really well.
I hope they get the top lots.
Now, the unclaimed lots in the grid are also leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from Charlie what they were worth
-and if the top lot is still in the game.
Here's the sphinx. It's black basalt.
Very popular, of course, black, in the late 19th century.
Black is not so in now, in terms of furnishings.
We're looking at £50.
-Well done for leaving it there.
-Good heavens. Next.
Next we have the kettle. Square. It's unusual.
I suppose it would boil quicker
because it's got such a large area to its bottom.
-Some of us do.
The sort of things that used to be very popular in old pubs, you know,
but frankly, they just take too long to polish and clean, don't they?
So, just cutting to the chase here,
-it's £60 worth.
-The window rests.
-I quite like these
but they're a bit brown, aren't they?
Sash window rests. If you've got a large house
and your sash windows doesn't work, these are quite good.
You can see they've been used cos they're a bit damaged.
-Wow. That's surprising. OK.
And now, we've got the chair.
I think the interesting thing, it is ebonised
but it's after a design by Ford Madox Brown,
who designed for William Morris.
So that gives it the value
because without that provenance and pedigree,
it would, frankly, be £50 worth.
-But it's £350 worth you've left up there.
So, two more objects up there.
And this is, arguably, my favourite.
This rather gives away my age because this is a Corgi Toy.
Very interestingly, this is a prototype.
That's why it hasn't got a number on it, you see.
Where's its box? Never had a box.
This was the first one of its type, from which they made the model.
But the reason I like it, most of all, is cos my dad had one
and I used to sit in the back, arguing with my brother.
-What is the model of the car?
-It's a Ford Consort.
-I said Ford.
But this model is worth considerably more than my father's real one.
-I think my father's one was probably worth £100 in those days.
-This is £800 worth.
-And their final lot.
You left this relic on the screen!
-Why? Rosamund said it was tat!
Well, it's a relic, dated, according to that, 1790,
containing St Peter and Paul's clothing.
But of course, there's no provenance,
so therefore, you did brilliantly because it's worthless!
Well done. Brilliant.
Well, quite a number of the lower-value items have left the game
but, most importantly, the top lot is still in play.
So, just two pairs of contestants left.
Before we go any further,
Charlie is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Rosamund, what lot do you need to know more about?
-I'd like to know about the stained glass, please.
-The stained glass.
This is a large panel, made from fragments of stained glass
and marked, as you read,
"Collected from the ruins of Ypres, 1914."
Ypres occupied a strategic position during World War I.
The cathedral was significantly damaged and, over the years,
various fragments of stained glass have hit the market.
To find pieces crafted into a new panel of this size
-is, however, more unusual.
David and Tony, your turn to choose a lot to find out some more about.
What would you like?
Right, I think it will be one of our lots and possibly the tankard.
It's a large Georgian tankard,
solid silver, dated to 1748, made by Humphrey Payne,
a silversmith known for making simple domestic pieces.
It has a later inscription, though, dating to 1840
and referring to a horticultural prize for the best flowers.
So, the question is, when does an inscription add value...
..when does it take away?
Those are all the facts available to you, so it's now time
for our final round and at the end of it, we will have our winners.
I'm going to give the quizzers a category.
They then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I said, "Name fictional captains,"
you might say Captain Kirk, you might say Captain Hook
and then Captain Jack Sparrow and so on.
Now, if you fail to give an answer, if you repeat an answer
or if you give a wrong answer, you lose that category
and the opponents' 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
will go first. Charlie, who is that?
Well, Fern, I can reveal that the team
who currently has the most valuable collection is...
-..David and Tony.
OK, Tony, you're going to start us off and the first category is...
Tony, give me your answer.
-Illinois. Correct. Tony.
Just ones we've already said. Um...
-We've already said it.
I'm so sorry. Oh, that was good.
That was a great game. OK, Tony, well done. You got that one.
David, you may now steal something
from Rosamund and Sophia's collection. What do you fancy?
-I think the glass, please.
I'm so sorry, Sophia and Rosamund, but you never know.
We've got another two categories.
You might steal it back - if you want it.
Here we are, next category.
We will accept drivers who have won the Formula One World Championship
-in the 65 seasons since the modern era began in 1950.
-Sophia, you're going first.
-This will be quick!
Just settle. You'll be fine.
You were very good with the States. Are you ready? Give me an answer.
-What a shame. OK. Never mind.
Sophia, I'm so sorry. OK, Tony and David.
David, would you like to steal something
from Rosamund and Sophia's collection?
Oh...that's a difficult one.
But, as Chung Ling Soo died, his poster can come across to MY side.
Right, the Chung Ling Soo goes over to David and Tony.
Sophia and Rosamund, don't worry.
Although your collection is currently empty, we have one last question.
-You could steal something back.
-And it could be the top lot.
All is not lost. David and Tony, you must defend now. So, here you go.
This is the third category, the final question.
So, these TV shows were chosen by a poll of industry professionals,
given to determine what were the greatest television programmes
of any genre ever to have been screened.
And Tony, I'm going to ask you for an answer first.
-Only Fools And Horses.
-The Good Life.
The Good Life is incorrect. It is not on the list.
-I am so sorry.
-There's so many more I could have said.
-Morecambe and Wise.
-Yes, I know! Sorry, Mum.
At this point, I'd normally say to Charlie,
"Could we value Rosamund and Sophia's collection?"
But, actually, it's priceless!
So many commiserations to you. Did you enjoy playing anyway?
We've had a lovely time, a great day, thank you, Fern.
Thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
I think, if we had to do it again, I think we would...
You would bring somebody else instead of me.
Yeah, I would have brought somebody else.
I think the poster is the valuable thing, personally,
and I don't know, as we speak.
But then the glass is also... 100 years after the First World War,
-Anyway, they were two good picks.
Well done, David and Tony. You are today's winners
and now 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 pick a good one because we know the top lot is in there,
but can you find it?
What are you going to choose?
I've thought, all along, that a signed bronze,
especially a heavy one, has got to be quite pricey.
Chung Ling Soo, I would put roundabout £500.
I didn't have my glasses to look at the vase,
so I'm disappointed with that.
The menu holders, I know Charles explained very succinctly
what they were worth. The glass, I'm very tempted with.
The tankard has got a plus and a minus.
I, personally, would go for the bronze
because I think that's a super object and it's signed.
-All right, you're the expert. I'll go with you.
-I try to be.
-I'm the guess-pert!
-Right. We will go with David's choice.
Excellent. So, you've chosen the figure
but before we tell you what it's worth,
Charlie, please can you tell us
what the value of the lots they have rejected is.
-This is going to hurt.
-Is it going to hurt?
I don't think it's going to hurt. The tankard's not going to hurt.
You've been knocking that tankard ever since we started,
but this is 1748 and we talked about the inscription.
Now, the inscription really doesn't help it at all
because it was something to do with horticulture
and you did well to avoid it.
-It was £250.
The Pilkington Lancastrian vase by William Mycock.
This is super.
The most famous designer of Pilkington was Charles Voysey.
This isn't Voysey but it's pretty good and 750 smackers.
-That was our second most-liked item from the collection.
Now, this is extremely rare and poignant
because, of course, all these bits of glass have been put together
and formed into a new stained glass window.
It's wonderful that they've annotated it along the bottom
so, as we go through history, we will always know where it came from.
If they'd missed that bit off the bottom, £20,
but as it was, £1,000!
-Oh, I say!
The menu holders. Aren't they spectacular?!
Sampson Mordan, one of the great silversmiths.
They're really popular, you know, these things. They're enamelled.
The quality is brilliant.
As there are only four of them,
we can't really put more than £1,500 on them.
I think the last item, before we come to your chosen item,
is the Chung Ling Soo.
Posters are very, very collectible.
-Probably the most famous posters are by Toulouse-Lautrec.
They are gorgeous, aren't they?
Sadly, this isn't by Toulouse-Lautrec but...
And you may draw some conclusions here, chaps.
We have a value on this poster
-That might tell you something.
-It's sinking in.
-If there's a £2,500 item...
-Well done, team!
HE SINGS THE TUNE OF OSSIE'S DREAM BY CHAS AND DAVE
Well done, gentlemen! David and Tony, well done!
We know you have the top lot but I want you to come and join me now
with the mystery lot, which may be worth more than your top lot.
Now, we know you have the top lot and you have played an absolute blinder.
However, let's see if we can tempt you with today's mystery lot.
-Show us the mystery lot, Charlie.
The pickelhaube was a German spiked helmet
worn in the 19th and 20th centuries
by German military, firefighters and police.
The name comes from the German "pickel"
meaning "point" or "pickaxe"
and "haube" which means "bonnet".
The helmet was originally designed in 1842
by King Frederick William IV of Prussia.
-The basic pickelhaube was made of hardened boiled leather.
Militaria is a big market.
So, what's it worth?
Over to you, David.
It looks to be in super condition but I don't think it's as valuable
-as our little, our dear little friend here.
-Do you not?
Our recently adopted friend.
Well, I'm going to ask you, gentlemen,
to decide which you're going to go for -
your beautiful man in the desert with his sword and his horse
or the delightful helmet.
What would you like to do?
If I was going to own them, I'd own that one.
I think Tony and I have agreed, as champions, we're going to have...
-My kingdom for a horse.
So you're going to go with the figure.
-That means you have won its worth in cold, hard cash.
Charlie, we know it's worth £2,500,
but please tell us what they have thrown away.
This is a good pickelhaube. The condition is good.
I have to say, it's not the most practical thing.
-And you want to know its value, don't you?
Just this once.
But, of course, it could be worth considerably more
-than that chap on a horse, couldn't it?
But I have to agree with you. It's not.
-It's £800 worth.
So, Charlie, please now, would you tell us
a little bit more about this figure?
-The boys are desperate know who made it.
Well, you went for quality, didn't you?
And, by goodness, you recognised quality!
It is superbly modelled. Where does it come from?
-No. One more guess.
-Yes. And it's signed Lanceray.
Not that you could read Lanceray from the signature, of course,
unless you are fluent in Russian.
He was very, very prolific and we've put £2,500 on this,
as you know, and it's worth every penny of that
and congratulations for choosing such a splendid object.
I'm so sorry that you can't take it home,
but you CAN take home the £2,500 that it's worth
-and split it between you.
-Thank you very much!
Many congratulations, David and Tony.
-You played this game beautifully and with enormous style.
Charlie, thank you so much for your wonderful insight
-into the antiques world and I'll see you next time, please.
We have ended on such a high note today
but will one of the teams be playing the same tune next time?
Find out on For What It's Worth. We'll see you then. Goodbye.
-Thank you very much.
-That was fantastic.
-The two items we liked most...
..we went for from the first questions
and we hung onto the one we liked most.
We looked at the other items at the beginning
but the bronze, signed bronze,
I had little alarm bells ringing, saying that's the baby for us.