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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth.
The show that combines quizzing with the best bit of any show
about antiques which is, how much is it worth?
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.
Here are today's lots for your consideration.
We have 16 different antiques and collectables.
We have a sash,
a bell box,
a medal, a fan,
a music box,
a balloon mould
and a camera.
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.
And that, of course, 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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
First up, we have Judith and Mel, a married couple from Caister-on-Sea.
A warm welcome to the both of you.
Judith, you are picking the lots today.
What sort of antiques and collectables whet your appetite?
Well, anything sparkly, Fern, especially diamonds.
And I really like antique glass and as Mel will tell you, I've got
quite a lot of various different Victorian pieces of rosewood
and mahogany furniture.
Very nice. And how would you describe your new husband?
You've only been married a few years, haven't you?
Well, crazy cos he asked me to marry him the day after I met him, ha!
We've been married for five years and we got married a month and a day
-after we met each other.
So how would you describe him? Is he everything you hoped he'd be?
Um, on a good day, he's everything more than I hoped he'd be
and on a bad day, he's a bit grumpy.
Grumpy Mel. Welcome to the show.
You're going to try and get the questions right so that
Judith can pick the best items.
So can Judith trust your general knowledge to do the job?
She does say that I'm a know-it-all, so, yes.
-Well, it's lovely to have you both, Mel and Judith.
And next up we have Steve and Barry, who are friends from Hampshire.
-Welcome to the show.
Steve, you are the picker today.
And what spurred your interest in antiques and collectables?
Well, when I was a boy, my mum used to have a bit of an antique hand.
Like, it was half actual junk, shall we say, and half antique.
And I'd go in there and pick up bits and Mum would shout at me,
"Put that down, that's worth a lot." Why?
And then I'd learn because if you look on the bottom, it's got a
back stamp and that actually tells you its age and so-and-so.
And then we'd go to auctions together and I'd pick up information
and just loved it from then on.
-Ah, very nice. And your quizzer today is Barry.
What do you and Steve get up to in your spare time together?
We used to run together. Did The Great South Run a few years ago.
-As you can see, I need to get a bit more into training but...
We also go fishing and Steve also does drag me round antiques fairs
and the shops from time to time, trying to teach me a bit more
-Welcome, both of you.
And last but not least, we have Tabitha and Anne.
Mother and daughter team from Kildary and Inverness, in Scotland.
Anne, you're picking the antiques for the team.
How would you describe your daughter?
Wherever you go, there's always something disastrous happens.
-Is that true, Tabitha?
-Yeah, probably. Yes.
What's the biggest disaster that's happened
-while you've been out with her?
-We nearly never made it.
We nearly ended up in Bristol today.
A kind lady in front of us told us
we were in the wrong queue and we were going to Manchester.
We got here eventually
and knocked over an old lady in Marks & Spencer's.
It wasn't my fault.
It's never her fault, no. It just happens.
She has this big cloud that follows her around
-and it rains on her all the time.
-The lady was fine, by the way.
-She was absolutely fine.
But can I just say, she's a very sunny person
so it doesn't matter about the rain.
Aw! I can see that you both have a very good sense of humour as well.
Very good. Lovely to have you here.
Now, earlier, our teams inspected the lots but could they separate
the guilt from the silt?
Oh, gosh, Mel! Ooh!
OK, what have we got?
Oh, my word.
I think that's probably quite expensive.
-Is it ivory?
That's mother-of-pearl. Is the top original?
You mean, is it a marriage? I wouldn't give it house room.
It's got rusty screws in it.
Can I pick it up, it's glass?
No, darling, don't touch it cos you'll break it.
No, no, no. More than that.
-This is a bit odd.
-As in a Harry Potter sash!
Could be Russian or something, I don't know.
-Oh, wow, look.
-Isn't that amazing?
Do you recognise any of the tunes?
-It's nice, isn't it?
-I can't stop it now.
Inkwell. What do you think that might be worth, sweetie?
-These can go for a lot of money now.
-It's not an inkwell though, is it?
-It's an artist's set.
-I thought they were playing cards.
Mordan and Sampson. They used to make lovely, lovely jewellery.
Not fussed with that.
Sweetie, this is made in China.
-Does it really?
-You reckon this is quite modern?
-Put it down.
-I don't think that's so valuable.
-What is it, a cigar box?
It looks cheap and nasty to me.
-It doesn't mean that the box came with it.
Just cos it's in it but...
I really like the hat. Go on, then.
No, I don't know whose head's been in it.
They look really nice but it looks like it's plastic.
I think that's the worthless one.
Gosh, it's hard to tell.
They're quite pretty, aren't they?
Now, is he Japanese?
-He's like something out of Doctor Who.
The Zenith camera - Minitar.
I think they've got a market but
I think there's still plenty of them out there.
It's a collectable rather than an antique, isn't it?
What on earth is this?
I don't know what it is but I like it. Is it a game?
Balloon mould. Ah, wow!
Oh, a medal. They're always worth a fortune.
I couldn't even tell you what date it's from or, you know, what war.
-What possesses you to paint fruit?
-£400 for the pair.
-400 to 600, yeah.
-We have to choose the robot?
-The balloon mould.
-And the hat.
Hat, fan and music box.
-And the worthless item, the bell.
I think the camera.
-It's the bracelet, yes.
-How do you think we did then?
-I don't know.
Joining me is our resident antiques expert Natasha Raskin.
Natasha, what do you make of those lots?
Our teams are really going to have to know their stuff.
Serious variety and serious age to some of these lots.
But if you go around showrooms and antiques fairs as we know you do,
these are just the sorts of things that you're likely to have seen.
You'll have seen them going under the hammer at any reputable
And how has the valuation been arrived at, Natasha?
Well, it's been a joint decision.
I've had a look at everything and placed my value on it
and that's been agreed by an independent valuer too.
And we've based that value on hammer price.
So at an auction, the price that would be paid by a bidder
when the hammer falls, not including any auction costs.
Well, as well as those little treasures, we have
our mystery lot hidden under the shroud of mystery,
poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
We will be unveiling it later but for now, it's time for Round One.
So 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.
-Fingers on buzzers.
-Go on, son.
-Question number one.
Which superhero was raised in a town called Smallville?
It was Superman, right. Anne, what would you like from the grid?
-I think I'd like the music box, please.
-Yes, the music box is yours.
And that's your collection started, well done. Question two.
What is the name of the largest lake in Africa?
Time up. It is Lake Victoria. Question three.
The name of which Mexican food
translates into English as "little donkey"?
-Time up. Burrito.
Of course it's burrito.
See if you can do this one. SHE CLEARS HER THROAT
The acorn is the nut of which tree?
-The oak tree. Anne, go for it.
I would like the fan, please.
The fan is yours.
Question five, what is the name of Postman Pat's cat?
-Oh, good one!
-OK, Steve, what would you like?
I would like the inkwell, please.
-The inkwell is yours. There it is.
-Yes. Nice one, mate.
Which boy band's second album was titled Everything Changes?
Of course it was Take That.
-Anne, what would you like?
-I'd like to take the hat, please.
The hat is yours. There we go.
Created by Roy Plomley in 1942,
which BBC radio programme introduces a new castaway every week?
-Desert Island Discs.
Hurray! OK, Judith, what would you like?
I would like the robot toy, please.
-The robot toy is yours.
Which visionary designer revolutionised modern fashion
in 1926 with her little black...
No, the full question - who modernised fashion in 1926
with her little black dress?
-It was Coco Chanel.
I'm sorry, Mel, you are frozen out of the next question.
Which 1959 film starring Charlton Heston won 11 Oscars?
-It is Ben-Hur. Steve, what would you like?
-I would like the vase.
Please, thank you.
Very good. Mel, you're now unfrozen. Question 10.
Which sport is chiefly played in Dallas' Cotton Bowl Stadium?
No, incorrect. American football. That is the end of Round One.
Mel and Judith, you have the robot toy in your collection.
Barry and Steve, you have the inkwell and the vase.
And, Tabitha and Anne, you have the music box, the hat and the fan.
You're all off the mark. Are you ready for Round Two?
Because our teams have started to build their collections
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Natasha is going to give each team a fact about a lot of their choice.
Now these snippets of information should give you vital clues about
what it's worth, so choose wisely.
You can choose one of yours in your collection or something
from an opponent's collection
or instead, something that's still up there on the grid.
So, Judith, let's start with you.
-Which lot would you like to hear about?
-The balloon mould, please.
Natasha, the balloon mould.
As you've seen, it's an all wooden antique balloon mould.
And what's lovely is that it still has remnants of all the different
colours that were used over the years.
Now a rubber balloon, as we know it, was invented by Michael Faraday
for use in his experiments with hydrogen.
But toy balloons were introduced by pioneer rubber manufacturer
Thomas Hancock in 1825.
And they were soon being mass-produced by dipping a mould
just like this one into the rubber liquid until each prong was coated.
And then simply, you peeled them off once they were dry.
It has that industrial quality that buyers are so into at the moment.
-But what's it worth?
-Steve, what would you like to know more about?
-The casket, please.
It is a William IV silver-gilt casket so perhaps older
than it first appears. Not solid silver.
That silver-gilt is a thin layer of silver that's often
painted on to another less valuable metal underneath. It is dated 1836.
On top are two inset porcelain panels,
one depicting garden tools and the other showing musical instruments.
It's very pretty.
The dimensions in the keyhole
suggest it could have been a dressing table box but there
aren't really any other dressing table boxes like it that we know.
But is does still have its box, as you see, proudly showing the name
of the London retailer Partridge Fine Arts of Bond Street.
So I wonder if you can guess what it's worth.
All right, we'll get you just having a cogitate about that while we ask
Anne, what is there that you would like to know more about?
Well, I'm quite curious about the sash because it looks kind of like
-a magician's thing, doesn't it?
Natasha, the sash.
This is a sash that belonged to Professor Norris,
the famous Victorian magician! And he was known as the Royal Wizard.
As well as magician, inventor,
craftsman and often salesman as well.
A real jack of all trades.
He performed in a little magic theatre at Crystal Palace in London
between the dates of 1868 and 1885, so we can date this piece.
And he was one the last performers in Britain to wear the traditional
flowing robes of old-time mythical wizards.
So what price, I ask you?
So, now that you all know a little bit more about some of today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them to your collections.
Please remember that at the end of this round, the team with
the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
But three more lots are now available to each pair
and this time, pickers, you target a lot and quizzers, you then try
and secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round, the lots come with their own question categories.
So for instance, if you wanted that table here,
the picker would say, "I'd like the table." The quizzer has to decide
to answer a question either about Tennis or Kings & Queens.
Judith and Mel, you're up first. So, Judith, what's your lot?
-The balloon mould, please, Fern, thank you.
-The balloon mould.
Mel, what would you like? Arnold Schwarzenegger or The Weather?
-Oh, well, I'm English so I'll choose The Weather, please.
-Here we go.
Here's your question.
What name is given to the ribbons of strong wind that move weather
systems around the globe?
It's not the trade winds, is it?
I'm sorry, I have to take that answer. It's incorrect.
The correct answer is the jet stream.
OK, the balloon mould stays on the board.
-Steve, what would you like to target?
-The casket, please.
OK, Barry, Kings & Queens or The Weather?
-I'm going to try The Weather, please.
Here's your question.
What is the scientific name for a thundercloud?
-Cumulonimbus is correct.
-The casket is yours.
-Yes. Good lad.
-Anne, what would you like to pick?
-I think I'll go for the sash, please.
The sash. All right, Tabitha, British Television Drama or Insects?
British Television Drama.
British Television Drama, here's your question.
In which 2015 period drama did Mark Rylance play Thomas Cromwell?
Incorrect, it was Wolf Hall. The sash stays on the board.
-Judith, what would you like?
-I'd like the sash.
British Television Drama or Insects, Mel?
-I'll have to try Insects, please.
-Insects, here we go.
Witchetty grubs eventually transform into what type of insect?
-It is a moth. Congratulations.
-Well done, sweetheart.
Judith, the sash is yours.
-Steve, what would you like to go for?
-The medal, please.
-Barry, Kings & Queens or Insects?
-Can I go for Kings & Queens, please, Fern?
-Of course you may.
Here's your question.
What first name did all Lancastrian kings share?
James is incorrect. It's Henry.
-So... So the medal stays on the board.
Anne, what would you like?
-I think I'll go for the balloon mould, please.
Tabitha, Arnold Schwarzenegger or the Weather?
-We'll have a bit of Arnie, please.
-OK, a bit of Arnie. Here we go.
Which 1994 film saw Schwarzenegger's character become pregnant?
I don't know... I'm going to have...
-Daddy Mum, I don't know, sorry!
-Daddy Mum, no. Good guess but it was Junior.
-Junior, that's it.
OK, the balloon mould stays on the board.
OK, teams, your collections are growing.
Now remember, at the end of this round, the pair with the least
valuable collection will be leaving us.
So, have you missed out on that one item that you desire above all else?
If so, here's your chance to secure it because there's
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.
Right, Judith, do you want to target a lot from the grid or have you got
your eye on something in another collection?
Well, I would like, please, to steal from Anne and Tabitha
-the music box, please.
Tabitha, I'd like you to choose any of the categories available now
-for Mel to answer.
-Arnold Schwarzenegger, please.
-Mel, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Are you ready?
In which 1993 film does Schwarzenegger play a character
who steps out of a blockbuster film and into the real world?
Was that True Lies?
Incorrect. It's Last Action Hero.
So well defended. You've kept the music box, Tabitha. Well done.
Steve, have you got your eye on someone else's lot
or something from the grid?
I'm afraid it's on Anne and Tabitha's collection, please.
-You're picking on me.
-I'm not! It's the game. The music box, please.
-Tabitha, choose a question for Barry, please.
-I'm going to go with...
-Classical music. Barry, here's your question.
Who composed the music for the 1816 opera The Barber Of Seville?
I'm going to be really silly and say Rigatello but I know it's wrong.
-It is wrong. It's Rossini.
Rossini. Another good defending, Tabitha. Well done!
-I knew it started with an R.
Anne, what would you like to choose?
-I'd like to steal the sash.
-From Judith and Mel's collection.
-They worked hard to get that.
-I know but it was always mine.
Mel, I would like you to defend this and pick a category for Tabitha.
-I think I'll choose Tennis, please.
Tabitha, what name is given to a legal serve that the receiving
player fails to reach?
-Correct! The sash is yours.
Here it comes.
Tabitha and Anne, you have played that round very well.
You've defended well and you've stolen well.
OK, that's it for Round Two.
And for one team, sadly it's the end of the road.
We've calculated the combined value of your items and the team
with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking your lots out of the game with you.
So, Natasha, who is leaving us first?
Sometimes quality can outweigh quantity.
But not today. And I'm afraid
the first pair leaving us is Judith and Mel. Thank you so much.
I'm afraid the robot was not enough to keep you in the game.
-Let me tell you a wee bit more about it.
Of course, it's Japanese from around the 1960s.
Now, Judy, you were frightened out of your life when this robot
snapped into action earlier.
But a few of you spotted that it was Japanese and, of course, it's really
got to do with that space race, moon landing time.
All things space and robotic just exploded
and this Japanese firm, Horikawa, just maximised on that.
which means we can date it to around the 1950s, '60s
cos the earlier ones were of course wind-up, spring and motor.
But it weighs in at £150 so, you know, an expensive toy, nonetheless.
Judith and Mel, it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection.
-So, thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
I think the top lot might be the enamelled casket.
The enamel and everything was in really good condition and I would
think for it to have survived all those years in that pristine
condition, probably, that makes it the top lot.
I think the top lot is the music box.
And I definitely disagree with that.
Well, there are eight unclaimed lots in the grid.
And Natasha is now going to tell us their worth because
they have to leave the game as well.
-So where are we starting, Natasha?
-Let's start with the middle.
There it is. It's a Primrose League medal.
And that's a league that spread the conservative values throughout
the United Kingdom from the Victorian period
until the early 21st-century.
2004 was the last meeting of the Primrose League.
So it endured for 121 years and, you know, this medal is quite
an early example and that enamelling is in lovely condition.
But it's not a medal that was awarded for valour or anything
-so 25 quid, so don't worry.
-Let's move on.
Look at this lovely Scottish silver and agate pair of bracelets.
But they're beautiful. Scottish silver can be provincial.
Beautiful agate, of course from the Volvic stones.
Traditional jewellery is on the rise.
You know, the rise of patriotism and Scotland.
Wear your Scottish jewellery.
It's £240, believe it or not.
You look amazed. You thought that was a worthless lot, I reckon.
-I did, yes.
-A bit of tat.
-I take real offence to that.
-Now the paintings.
-The paintings, yes.
These are typically Victorian still-life paintings.
And are they a bit dated to our modern eyes? Yes, a little.
But are they in good condition? Yes. Are they signed? Yes.
And, in fact, the artist, Edwin Steele,
not only do they bear his signature,
but his signature style because he was known for his fruit.
We've got a pair.
He was known for his ripe fruits and we know that a pair
in the antiques trade is better
sometimes than a single item.
But how much would it cost you at auction?
So not worthless again, you know.
-The bell box.
-Now, Steve, made yesterday, was it?
-I don't know!
-Came over in a container, did it?
-I don't know.
That's why I am not sitting there.
You know, it's Chinese. I'm sure you noticed that straightaway.
In fact, it's branded, "Made in China."
But, you know, it does have a wee bit of age to it, this.
What I think it probably is, because it has no real use,
is kind of a rich person's plaything.
But not really serious in its use.
-But quite serious money.
Steve, your mother used to drag you around these antiques fairs
and she'd be saying, "Don't pick that up, it's valuable."
It's worth £700, believe it or not.
-So you let it go.
Now, the artist's set.
This is Sampson Mordan - THE name
in one particular type of pencil
and I think, Steve, you knew this, the propelling pencil.
And that's exactly what you have here. But not one.
You've got a beautiful set specifically made for artists
on the move so it's just a lovely thing.
And to have that original leather outer case in such nice condition,
well, it's a rare thing.
And you've just let go of a £900 lot.
-Now this is a Lomo Zenith camera.
But this is an exciting camera.
Not only because all things photography have just exploded
in the younger market and it's younger people coming to auctions
looking for vintage cameras.
And a bit of a story to these cameras.
So small and compact they were,
-the Russian spies during the Cold War...
tuck these into their coats and take little cheeky pictures.
-So it's got that real provenance to it.
This one's got a broken winder so not in perfect condition.
Oh, imagine if it were in perfect condition.
-This is today's worthless item.
-You were right.
-Of course you were.
-Anne knew that. Well done, Anne.
-The balloon mould.
-Yes, very interesting.
We went through its history before but it is all wooden
and beautifully crafted.
And now a real conversation piece because what a cool thing to have.
It looks like a game perhaps at first. It looks almost torturous.
But it's got this lovely frivolous element to it, a balloon maker.
-It's worth £50. Don't worry!
-I was getting really, really worried.
-But that means we've got one left.
And it's our table. It was by a designer called Robert Gillows.
What if I told you that Robert Gillows is credited for
bringing mahogany over from Jamaica to Britain for the very first time?
And here we have an 18th-century mahogany table, finished with a
chinoiserie decoration on top and an item like this in today's market...
Anne says it's not worth very much. Is that what you just mouthed to me?
Well, Anne, it's today's top lot.
-It's worth £2,500.
-Yes, it is, this wee table here, a wee tripod table.
Well, that is extraordinary, isn't it?
So the bottom lot and the top lot have left the game.
However, there are still some very interesting items still in play.
So, just two pairs of contestants left and before we go any further,
Natasha is going to give you one more fact about a lot of your choice.
Steve, what lot do you really need to know more about?
I would like to know more, please, about the fan.
It dates to the 18th century, the 1700s, in fact. Probably French.
And the sticks are made from nacre, better known as mother-of-pearl.
You all clocked that.
The panels on this example actually show hand-painted romantic mythical
scenes, also a popular choice.
But there is some minor staining to the back so what has it done
-to its value?
-Hm, thank you.
-Anne, this is your chance.
What would you like to know more about?
I think I'd like to know more about the hat, please.
The hat, please, Natasha.
The hat proved popular on the views so let me tell you more about it.
Hat dates to the very early 20th century.
20th century, around 1900, 1910. A classic design from the period.
Think of images you know of the time and you can almost picture it
on those suffragettes' heads.
In fact, the suffragettes even published adverts giving suggestions
of charming hats to wear during certain demonstrations.
How lovely is that?
So this represents a monumental period in history and fashion.
But is this reflected in its value?
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 instance, if I say types of sandwiches, you might say BLT, Barry.
Tabitha, you might say cheese ploughman and then ham and so on, OK?
If you fail to give an answer, if you repeat an answer or give
a wrong answer, you lose that category and the opponent's picker
will be able to steal a lot from your collection.
Remember, it's the total value of your collections that matter
at the end of this round.
One high-priced lot could be more valuable than your opponent's
entire collection. There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
Natasha, who is that?
At the moment I can reveal that the team who has the more valuable
Anne and Tabitha. Our ladies are in front.
-Not for long.
-Fighting talk, absolutely.
Let's go for it.
-Tabitha, you will kick us off.
-The category is...
There are two notable exceptions where English is spoken
but not listed as an official language, therefore we will not
accept the USA or Australia.
Tabitha, give me an answer.
I don't know if it is right.
Barbados and Jamaica.
-One or the other.
I'm going to steal his answer
and go for Jamaica.
Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe
-and that is on the list.
what I was trying to think of. The name, it was just not coming.
I'm so sorry. You could have had Gibraltar, Cameroon, Kenya, Malta.
Anne's looking really quite...
Oh, well, what do you want from their collection then, Anne?
-The casket, please.
-The casket, it's yours. Well done.
-Second category of three. This is yours to start.
So that is characters mentioned by name ten times or more.
Barry, give me an answer.
Incorrect. Sam is in the Lord Of The Rings,
not The Hobbit.
You could have had Bard, Nori, William, so many.
Steve, what are you going to steal?
-The music box, please.
-The music box. And here it comes.
-Anne, does that hurt?
-Get it back in a minute.
-I like it.
All right, this is our third and final category question.
It is Tabitha to go first and here it is.
Between 1952 and 2014.
Tabitha, would you give me an answer, please?
Are you thinking of I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day?
-I was, yes.
-Unbelievably, that was released five times in five different
Christmases and it never got to number one.
You could have had The Beatles, Slade, West Life.
Steve doesn't care. LAUGHTER
What would you like, Steve?
-I'd like to have, please, back the casket.
That is it. Your collections are now fixed and will determine
which team is victorious.
It's time to find out who are today's winners.
Natasha, who has got the most valuable collection?
The team with a more valuable collection
and therefore the winners...
It's Steve and Barry.
-Well done. Commiserations, Anne and Tabitha.
Commiserations, however, to Anne and Tabitha.
But before we say goodbye to you, let's find out what items
are also leaving the game and how much they are worth.
So, Natasha, what did you make of their hat?
Oh, I love the hat, it's so stylish.
It's not just for dressing up, it's a bit of history too
so quite exciting.
And to have that suffragette association at this time,
-a century on...
£125, Steve, well done.
Yes, he knows his stuff. And then we talked about that delicious fan.
It's beautiful. It's sturdy yet alluring and fragile.
Now, who could resist the allure of a fan?
It just does wonders for a look. It does a lot to your bank balance too.
It makes a huge dent.
And the final lot in there is the magician's sash.
Yeah, the magician's sash with the paste on the front,
it really added that dazzle.
We know that all things magical have real value
if we can relate them to a specific magician and here we can.
£500. £500, that's the price.
So the total value of Tabitha and Anne's collection was...
-Well done, ladies.
-Very good. That's excellent.
Tabitha and Anne, thank you so much.
It is however time to bring the hammer down on your collection,
I'm afraid, but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
We didn't expect to get this far though, did we?
No, I'm not disappointed at all.
-I'm absolutely delighted we made it through.
It just goes to show really my mum is always right and I'm not
and I should listen to her more often. And she'll probably agree.
-Can I get that in writing?
Well done, Barry and Steve.
You did a good job there and you built the most valuable collection.
You are today's winners.
But now, all that remains is for you to pick one lot
from your collection and we will give you its value in cash.
So, you know you've got to try and find the one that is most valuable.
I like the casket after hearing all the information about it.
-I think the casket is quite lovely.
-That may be worth...
-Cos that cold painted bronze...
-Is very lovely.
-..but I don't think
it's worth as much as the casket.
There's only 12 hours on the music box and I know
that the music box is more valuable, the more hours.
Yes, it is. But the actual music box is worth between 600 and 800.
-I'm going to go with the casket.
Cos the vase is only worth £250-£300.
So your chosen lot is...the casket. And there it is.
Right, before we tell you what that's worth,
Natasha's going to tell us the value of the lots you've rejected. Natasha.
-You particularly liked this one, Steve, didn't you?
It's an inkwell and it's got that real novel factor.
It's cold painted, it's Austrian, it's late 19th-century
-but it's only worth £180.
-Is that all?
-So you weren't too far off.
-OK. The vase.
-Come on, Steve, tell us, who's the designer?
-It's Geoffrey Baxter.
This is from the Texture range of 1969
and texture is what Geoffrey Baxter added to these moulds by adding
things like nails and bark and wire,
and not knowing what the finished look would be.
But it was so popular and these were so collected.
And Geoffrey Baxter is a name that has a place in history
and you can't put a price on that.
But we did.
-I said that, didn't I? 3 to 5.
-The music box.
-Yes. And this is a lovely music box.
This is a branded one, we know who the maker was.
Swiss made around 1890. So not British Victorian but from that era.
It's got those lovely tuned steel comb teeth.
And those are what are plucked by the cylinders when they turn,
creating that lovely musical sound.
It's a Victorian diversion at its peak, really.
It's in nice condition too.
£600 is what we said, so very well done.
Steve and Barry, I want you to come and join me now
to take a closer look at your casket
and see if we can tempt you with the mystery lot which may be worth more.
-Now, is that looking even more beautiful to you now?
-It is now that I've had all the extra info, it's lovely.
But before we tell you its value, we are going to tempt you
with today's mystery lot.
-OK, gentlemen, cast your eyes on this.
OK. So, this is a 19th-century wooden beaker.
We know that because it says 1855 on
the front and it's a wooden beaker.
It's from Scutari Military Hospital.
That's in the Crimea.
And it is inscribed and dated 1855
by one of the patients of the hospital.
Now, the Scutari Hospital is famous for one nurse in the Crimean War.
The lady with the lamp, Florence Nightingale.
This did not belong to Florence Nightingale
but it was a personal beaker of a resident of the hospital at the time
when Florence Nightingale did work there.
But still, does that fact elevate this simple little beaker into
something of historical significance and therefore historical value?
See now, with this, right, they say about provenance is everything.
-But that hasn't got anything to back it up.
And who would it appeal to? Not many collectors.
Collectors of militaria.
People are into the Crimea and I know there are a lot of collectors
of Crimea artefacts and that is a very big thing.
My dad was quite into it, I seem to remember.
If it's worth a lot and I...and we pick that, not I... WE pick that.
-..give me a kick.
Well, boys, all that's left is for you to make your final decision,
whether to stick with the casket or dump it in favour of today's
-mystery lot. What would you like to do?
-We'll go for the casket. Agreed?
-Casket is done.
-Casket, it is.
-You won't hurt me?
That means you have won it's worth in cold hard cash.
-So, Natasha, please tell us what they have thrown away.
-I am amazed.
-I told you exactly where this came from.
I can't tell you exactly to whom it belonged
but I can tell you who was around when it was inscribed.
Something that may even have been topped up by Florence Nightingale.
-You're just making that bit up!
-Yeah, she is but it's good.
-Carry on, yes.
-You've given away the beaker.
-Oh, no, mate.
-And the beaker was worth...
-Sorry, mate. Sorry.
-That would have been £500 each!
-Doesn't totally surprise me.
Barry knew it and your dad was into this stuff.
Oh, maybe you should have gone with your gut.
-Should have gone with my heart.
-Uh, not yet.
We need to find out. He doesn't give you a kick up the pants
until we know what this is worth. Natasha.
Well, that kick might be coming, Fern. Deep breaths, deep breaths.
I've described it you, I've teased you with it.
You've won the cash equivalent of this casket.
And it might not be a precious metal but it weighs in at...
Congratulations. So, today,
Steve and Barry, you are going home with £1,800.
-Not a bad day's work.
-Nice one, son.
-Thank you so much for lending us your expertise, Natasha.
And we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Join us again soon when more teams will be playing For What It's Worth.
We will see you then. Bye-bye.
Congratulations. That was superb.
Yeah, I did give him, like, as in a kiss on the head at one point
but he also got a slap so it was a bit of a, like, 50-50 thing.
But, overall, I was ever so chuffed with him. He did a good job.
We both went with our guts and it completely worked out
for the pair of us and I'm really happy with that.
-Yeah, we did well, didn't we?
-A good job.
Well done, mate. Nice one.