Browse content similar to Episode 18. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth -
the show that brings new meaning to Q and A -
quiz and antiques.
We have three pairs of contestants and they're ready to play.
In each team, there's a quizzer,
responsible for answering general knowledge questions,
so that their partner, the picker, can choose an antique item
to add to their collection.
We have 16 different antiques and collectables,
and here they are.
a sauce boat...
a stamped envelope...
a pocket watch...
and a bat.
They're all very different things
with very different values.
One is worthless, it's worth less than £10, or so.
And the rest increase in value up to our top lot,
which is worth a whopping £2,500.
And that is a 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 today, we meet Patsy and Mandy,
stepmum and stepdaughter from Stockport.
Welcome to the show, Patsy and Mandy.
Patsy, you will be doing the antiques picking on behalf of your team today.
Do you have any particular areas of expertise?
I do like Art Deco and I particularly like
the perfume bottles from that period, the glass ones.
I tend to drift to that period, yeah.
Well, you're next to your stepdaughter, Mandy. Hello, Mandy.
-So, what's your best find?
Quite an interesting find. It was a coin that I came across.
I can't remember the date of it.
1897 or 1907, but it was a certificate of an examination board
for cotton-spinning and it was awarded to a particular gentleman
and it's engraved around the coin.
I've never got it valued.
It's probably nothing, but it's quite an interesting little find.
Well, I think you should get that valued. It does sound good.
-Well, welcome to the show, ladies.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Now, next to you we have team number two, Nina and Jeremy,
husband and wife from Kent. Lovely to have you here.
Now, Nina, you are the picker.
What has been your proudest antique purchase to date?
A black leather handbag.
We went to Bromley Antiques Market and it just caught my eye
and when we asked the lady how old it was,
-she said, 20 years...then.
Oh, right. So, is it a sort of 1970s bag?
-But I've kept it.
And next to you is your husband Jeremy.
Jeremy, you're going to be the quizzer on your team.
So, have you got faith in Nina's ability to make
some very good decisions? SHE LAUGHS
Oh, yes, yes. Most definitely, most definitely.
I always bow to her superior knowledge.
No, you don't.
OK, and last but not least, we have brothers, Jonathan and Adam.
Welcome to the show, gentlemen.
Jonathan, you're the picker, and I hear you have a bit of a thing
for the 1940s.
Yes, that's correct, Fern.
Me and my wife like to go to 1940s dances with the big bands.
Do you jitterbug and all that?
I've got two left feet, so I need to go to dancing lessons really.
Wow, how lovely. Well, next to you is your brother who thinks he's
a bit of a Justin Bieber lookalike, I think.
This is Adam. Adam will be doing the quizzing for your team today.
So, has your big brother given you a team talk?
We're often really competitive at home
and we like to test each other's knowledge,
give each other little facts and stuff, so we've imparted quite a lot
of knowledge on each other over the years.
He's also just said, "Trust my knowledge,
I've got a degree behind me, so I should be all right."
Very good. Well, welcome, all three teams.
We're looking forward to playing the game, so...
Earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the gems from the junk?
Oh, look at it!
-Right, shall we start over here?
-Yep, that's fine.
Looks really delicate, doesn't it?
It's a beautiful picture that.
Is that Mother of Pearl?
18th or 19th century?
No, I hate that sort of thing.
-This we don't think's worth a lot at all, do we?
-I think the coin... Potentially top five.
I think Newark was part of the civil war.
What a strange thing.
It's hard to gauge, isn't it, the bat?
It says a bat. What sort of bat would that have been?
Probably a shuttlecock.
It looks like something that may have been done
as a comical postcard.
I like the subject.
-It's not heavy.
-No, it's not heavy, is it?
-It's going to be silver, isn't it?
Bet it's heavy as well.
He's nice, but I don't think he's worth loads of money.
I mean, that kind of thing, they were using 100... 150 years ago.
People probably would like one of these in their office these days.
It looks like it might have been produced to show what
the sacks look like.
So, more of an ornament than it would have been used.
It would have been on a wall hanging.
If it was really, really valuable,
I would've thought it would've had a safety chain.
-This is the tricky one.
-Yeah. It's hard to value, isn't it?
I think it's gold-plated.
You put your coins in there.
Oh, I know nothing about watches!
They're quite collectable now as well, aren't they?
It's inscribed... Latin.
-I thought you knew Latin?
-Yes, yes, but I failed my O-level.
And is it teeth or nails?
-Oh, look at those!
I'm just wondering if it was a real stamp or just a stamp.
It's a one penny stamp, so it's going to be, you know, old.
My dad would like these. He collects his little toys, doesn't he?
It's not in bad condition.
I wouldn't have thought that was worth a lot of money.
It's all engraved here, so it's nice.
I think, again, that's probably your everyday, sort of, generic item.
It's almost like a child's chair, isn't it?
This is quite good condition considering it could be
potentially quite old.
I'll try the stamp.
The Penny Black.
Silver sovereign box.
Civil war coin.
-Probably the fan.
The money case.
And the case.
-Very interesting stuff.
Nina, that was quite a reaction when you pulled out that drawer
and saw the false teeth.
Have you got a thing about false teeth?
I was thinking to myself, "What on earth is that?"
Oh, we're going to have fun today, aren't we?
Well, joining us is our resident antiques expert Charles.
Charles, a lot of people want to know how we arrive
at the value of these lots. So, how do you work that out?
The values, Fern, have been agreed by me
and an independent valuer based on their hammer auction price.
Excellent, OK. That sounds fair enough.
Well, as well as those little treasures, we have our
mystery lot which is hidden under
the shroud of mystery.
That mystery lot could be worth thousands or it could be worth...
-Well, just a few pence really.
But we will unveil it later, but for now it is time for Round One.
I'm going to ask you ten general knowledge questions.
Quizzers, if you buzz in with a correct answer,
your picker will get to add a lot to your collection.
But beware, because if you buzz in incorrectly,
you'll be frozen out of the next question.
Quizzers, it's up to you to give your team a chance to pick
the good stuff first.
So, fingers on buzzers and question number one.
Which presenting duo first appeared on screen together
in Byker Grove?
Ant and Dec?
It was Ant and Dec. Correct.
Patsy, what would you like from the board?
I'd like the stamped envelope, please.
The stamped envelope.
That is whizzing over to your collection.
Question number two.
Who won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance
in Roman Holiday?
It was Audrey Hepburn. Excellent. Nina, your chance to pick something.
OK, it's coming over to your collection.
Question number three.
Which US mountain famously features carvings
of four US presidents?
Correct, it is Mount Rushmore.
Jonathan, what are you going to choose?
-Could we have the fan, please?
Question number four.
In 2013, which singer had a UK number one with Happy?
It was Pharrell Williams. Good.
-Jonathan, what are you going to pick?
-Could we have the case, please?
The case. It's yours.
Question number five.
In the 1980s, which player won six consecutive Wimbledon singles titles?
No! You're frozen out of the next question.
It is Martina Navratilova.
In fact, she won nine titles altogether, I think,
but six consecutively.
Question number six.
First appearing in
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea,
who captained the fictional submarine, the Nautilus?
Ooh, they're looking puzzled.
I need to press for an answer.
Nope? It's Captain Nemo.
You are now back in play, Jonathan and Adam.
Question number seven.
Which meat is usually used to make a cottage pie?
-It is beef, well done.
Right, Patsy, your go.
The pocket watch, please.
The pocket watch, it's yours.
The Water Lily Pond is a famous work by...
Correct, well done.
Yes, the full question is -
The Water Lily Pond is a famous work by which artist?
You said Claude Monet. Absolutely correct.
-Jonathan, what would you like?
-Could we have the bat, please?
Question number nine.
Who was elected as the first president of the Soviet Union
in March 1990?
-Can you give me his full name?
-Correct! I would have accepted Gorbachev,
but I was just testing you.
It is Mikhail Gorbachev.
OK, Nina. Pick, please.
The cabinet of teeth.
Look out, Jeremy...
OK. SHE LAUGHS
And the final question, question ten.
".ie" is the internet domain code for...
".ie" is the internet domain code for which country? And the answer is
-Can we have the sauce boat, please, Fern?
The sauce boat is on its way.
Let's take a look at how our teams' collections are looking
at the end of that round.
Well, Mandy and Patsy, you have the stamped envelope
and the pocket watch.
Jeremy and Nina, you have claimed the coin and the cabinet.
And finally, Adam and Jonathan, you've got the fan, the case,
the bat and the sauce boat.
Well, our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them,
Charles is going to give you each a fact about a lot of your choice.
Now, these snippets of information should give you vital clues
about what it's worth.
So, choose wisely.
You could choose one of your own,
one of your opponent's or something that's still up for grabs.
Patsy, let's start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear more about?
-The letter in your own collection.
This is an envelope, Patsy,
which contained a letter sent from Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.
It goes all the way back to London, sent on 23 September, 1840, Fern.
Interesting in itself, but made more so by the stamp.
It's a Penny Black - the first stamp every seen in postal history.
And stamps, they tend to, Patsy, fall into three categories.
The most valuable, being unused examples.
Next, then come the used ones that may still
be attached to an envelope.
And, lastly, those used stamps which are just floating
and not on that envelope.
For stamps still on envelopes,
it can matter who the sender or the recipient was.
This one wasn't sent to or by anyone notable.
Nina, what lot would you like to know more about?
-The silver case that is in Jonathan and Adam's collection.
This, I suppose, is the evergreen antique.
It's a late Victorian silver sovereign
and half-sovereign holder case.
Made in Birmingham at the turn of the century,
they were incredibly common items.
Although you, of course, needed to be a little wealthy to own one
and, I suppose, back then, it was the modern day wallet or purse.
And they do vary greatly in quality.
This one bears no maker's mark, but it is solid silver,
very neat and compact.
OK, Jonathan, your chance to pick something you would like to
hear more about.
Could we select the coin in Nina and Jeremy's collection, please?
This is almost my namesake.
I wish I was.
He was beheaded, of course, 1649.
Ruled from 1625.
And this is a ninepence piece from that very reign.
It goes back to that turbulent time, the English Civil War.
Parliament was in control of the Tower Mint
and Charles's forces had to set up a number of emergency Mints.
This comes from one that was set up in that besieged town
of Newark, Nottinghamshire, which surrendered just a year
after this very coin was produced.
The quality isn't great and this one does have flaws, but does the
fact it's unofficial, or indeed its condition,
decrease the value of it?
Now that you are a bit more clued up on your lots,
let's give you the chance to add 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.
So, three more lots are now available to each pair and, this time,
pickers, you must 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.
And here they are.
So, if you targeted the tool there in the middle, I would say to you,
"You can choose a question about Marilyn Monroe or the Olympics.
Mandy and Patsy, you are up first.
So, Patsy, what is your lot?
The flour sack.
The flour sack.
Right, that means that, Mandy, you have to answer questions
on either Astronomy or Oceans And Seas.
Which would you like?
-Astronomy, OK. Here you go.
In astronomy, "dwarf", "red" and "giant",
are all types of what?
It's a star. I'm so sorry.
The sack stays on the grid.
OK, Jeremy and Nina. Nina, what lot would you like to choose?
I'll choose the postcard.
Jeremy, how strong are you on cheeses and poetry?
-Yes, of course.
Cheeses, and your question -
which high-fat Italian cheese is an essential ingredient
in a traditional tiramisu?
No! Actually, that would be a little bit too strong.
This is the soft cheese mascarpone.
-That's the answer.
So, the postcard stays on the grid as well.
Right, Adam and Jonathan.
Jonathan, what lot would you like to choose?
Could I also select the sack, please, Fern?
The sack, OK -
which means Oceans and Seas or Astronomy for you, Adam.
Could I have Oceans and Seas, please?
Oceans and Seas, you certainly can.
Which country is bordered by both the Atlantic and Indian oceans?
Correct, well done, Adam.
OK, the sack is yours. It's on its way.
And now it's Mandy and Patsy's go.
Patsy, what do you fancy from the grid there?
Mandy, you must answer questions on Cheeses or Poetry.
Which cheese shares its name with a Welsh town
famous for the largest castle in Wales?
I'm guessing Caerphilly.
You are right!
Congratulations, the postcard is coming straight to you.
Jeremy and Nina. Nina, what would you like to choose?
Olympics or Oceans and Seas, please, Jeremy.
-Oceans and Seas, please.
-Oceans and Seas.
Here comes your question.
What is the principal river that flows into the Dead Sea?
It is the Jordan! The chair is yours.
Adam and Jonathan, your turn. Jonathan, what do you want?
Could I have the tool, please?
The tool, yes.
Marilyn Monroe or the Olympics, Adam?
-The Olympics please.
Before the 2012 games,
in which year were the modern Olympics last held in London?
Ooh, so close.
So, the tool stays on the board.
OK, teams, your collections are growing,
but now remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
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 steal from your opponents.
But pickers, be warned - if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Patsy, do you want to target a lot from the grid,
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
I'll take the coin, please.
The coin from Jeremy and Nina's collection.
Jeremy, you've got to defend the coin. Pick her a stinker.
Defend the coin.
-Here's your question, ready?
Which boy band came third in the 2010 series of the X Factor?
Correct, well done!
You've stolen the coin from Nina.
Nina's not looking happy about that.
Nina, would you like to steal the coin back,
would you like to steal something else from the opponents,
or would you like to pick something new from the grid?
I'll have the coin back.
All right, you want the coin back.
Mandy, you can now pick a category for Jeremy to answer.
All right, Jeremy.
Marilyn sang Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
in which movie musical?
The only one I can think of is Some Like It Hot.
It was Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
I'm sorry you don't get the coin back.
Mandy, well defended.
Adam and Jonathan, what would you like to do?
Nick something, or have something new from the grid?
I think we'll steal the coin.
OK, Mandy, you must choose a category for Adam to answer.
Oh, Adam's face fell a little bit there, or was it glee?
I'm not sure.
This is your question, Adam.
"Tyger, tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night"?
Edgar Allan Poe?
No, it was William Blake. Again, well defended, Mandy.
Very well defended.
OK, let's have a look at how we stand at the end of that round.
Mandy and Patsy, you have the stamped envelope,
the pocket watch, the postcard and the coin.
Jeremy and Nina, the cabinet and the chair.
Adam and Jonathan, you still have the fan, the case, the bat,
the sauce boat and the sack.
OK, that is it for Round Two and for one team,
it's going to be 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.
Well, Charles has been keeping tabs.
So, Charles, who is leaving us first?
Fern, the pair leaving us first...
It's Jeremy and Nina.
I'm so sorry!
Bless you, Nina, you're so lovely.
Thank you very much.
It's been fantastic to have you.
So, Charles, please tell us what each of their lots was worth.
You were inspiring the way you take your time in choosing
and you were quite right.
The Liberty Anglo oak-framed Morris armchair is a delight.
It's full of Eastern promise with those wonderful, old
A sort of oriental inspired material that found its way into London
in the late 19th century.
So, we know it's around 1895.
Patsy, you thought it was oak.
Jeremy, you thought it was a child's chair.
It's just a really inspiring eastern delight
from that period.
And a hammer price of this item would be £400.
OK, the cabinet of teeth.
I just loved this 1920s Bakelite bioform
dentist teeth display cabinet.
With nine drawers, it's complete with hundreds of original
porcelain teeth. Just amazing.
Made by the Dental Supply Company of New York.
But of course, is it more academic, or is it a valuable antique?
The hammer price of this item...
Well, you haven't chosen badly, there, Nina. You did very well.
But sadly, Jeremy and Nina, it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection.
-But thank you very much for playing...
..For What It's Worth. Nina and Jeremy, thank you.
I was dreading being asked a question on boy bands
-and I thought, "Marilyn Monroe - great!"
-That will be easy!
"That'd be easy!" And I got it wrong.
He knows Marilyn Monroe!
His brain went dead!
I knew it'd be my fault.
It always is.
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game.
So, let's quickly find out from Charles what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game.
OK, Charles, where are you going to start?
I'm quite surprised, Fern.
You left what, to me, is the epitome of a classic antique
and there she is, Fern.
-Isn't she lovely?
This depicts Ariadne And The Panther.
Base on a wonderful marble original of 1816.
This is a piece of classical revived Parian ware.
Unglazed bisque porcelain made to imitate
those wonderful Grand Tour finds in the mid-Victorian times
by a chap called John Bell in Staffordshire.
And Patsy, I quote you and I can't believe it,
"I hate this sort of thing."
-Well, that's reasonable.
I like it a lot, but, again, the market's gone off the boil.
For what it's worth, it's £150.
Well left, Patsy. Right, what's next?
The other item...
It's got a great look about it.
It's Christian Dior.
Marked on the back, it is 1960s.
At the time, they were using rhinestones to simulate diamonds
to create that wealthy, glamorous look.
It looks the part, but it's costume.
Patsy, I note, "If it was valuable, it should've had a safety chain."
You could buy this today at auction...
-All it's worth.
The next item, again, we're talking about novelty value.
One of my more favourite items which, again, you all left,
despite the fact that you all liked it.
It's a coal-painted penwipe modelled as a parrot.
And the key fact here is it is a base metal spelter
rather than being bronze.
It will date to around 1900 and, being spelter, it's less desirable.
But parrots are exotic
and they were fashionable in the late Victorian times.
Is it fanciful?
Is it tropical in value?
Let me tell you.
Good, OK, 80 quid.
Again, well left.
And the last item which doesn't perhaps look a lot.
It's a small bench vice.
As an object, intrinsically, it's not overly exciting.
Importantly, it's inscribed with a name and this is no short name.
It belonged to
Joseph Francois Felix de Brion de Laizer de Siougeat.
He was the priest of Siougeat, born in the year 1722
and he came from a very noble family.
He was also chaplain to Madame la Dauphine -
better known as Marie Antoinette.
It has provenance, it has pedigree
and that's one of the most important factors.
Its auction value is £600.
Wow. Did any of you think that was worth that much?
And the final lot, which did surprise me.
This is a Matchbox Lesney number 23 Barclay Cavalier caravan
in metallic green. Importantly, that's a rare colour.
-Mostly produced in pale blue. Also, Fern...
..it was only produced by 1957 and 1960.
It's an original box. It does have some damage, but the box
is only play-worn.
That's its worth.
Well, the interesting thing about this is
I didn't see the worthless lot come up
and I did not see the top lot come up
which means they are here in someone's collection.
OK, so just two pairs of contestants left.
Before we go any further,
Charles is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
It can be yours, it can be theirs, OK?
Picker Patsy, what lot do you really need to know more about?
I just think I'd like to know about the fan, please.
The fan in Jonathan and Adam's collection.
This is a nineteenth-century Mother of Pearl fan.
Very visible to the eye, this one's hand-painted
with a romantic country scene
by a well-known colourist.
And the Mother of Pearl sticks on this one, Fern,
are hand-carved as well.
But there is, of course, some damage.
It happens over time.
It's clearly a gorgeous thing,
but how much does that add to value and how is the market for this fan?
Right, Adam and Jonathan.
What would you like to know more about, Jonathan?
Could you please tell us a bit more about the pocket watch, please?
The gold pocket watch
which is in Mandy and Patsy's collection.
This is a gent's gold pocket watch
with a mechanism made by JG Graves.
Interestingly, the manufacturers Edmund Johnson Limited,
established in Dublin way back in 1826...
They were the makers of the king and jeweller to the Irish court.
The watch is also back engraved with the Filgate family crest
who were important Irish landowners.
But of course, engravings can, however, increase or decrease
the value of an object depending on the notability of the family.
Those are all the facts available to you,
so it's now time for our final round
and at the end of this one, we will have our winners.
Now, I'm going to give the quizzers a category.
They then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I said,
"Countries beginning with the letter C,"
you might say China,
and you might say Chile, and then Canada and so on.
Now, if you fail to give an answer or 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 you.
OK, remember, it is the total value of your collections
that matter at the end of this round.
One high-priced lot could be worth much more than your opponents'
There are three categories. The pair with the most valuable collection
at this point go first.
And, Charles, who is the pair with the most valuable collection
at this point?
I can reveal the team who currently has
the most valuable collection are...
Mandy and Patsy.
OK, quizzer Mandy, this means you will start us off.
And the first category is...
Mandy, please give me an answer.
Tower Bridge, London.
I'm sorry, I must press you.
Sadly not. That is not on the list.
OK, Mandy, unfortunately you and Patsy are going to lose
one of your lots.
Jonathan, what do you want to steal?
Could we take the coin, please?
The coin, it's in your collection.
The second category of question is for Adam and Jonathan and it is...
And we will start with Adam, give me an answer.
OK, the first team I'm going for is the team that me and John support.
We're going for Liverpool FC.
Oh, that's not correct!
A spirited fight, Mandy. Well done.
Jonathan, you can steal.
Could we have the pocket watch, please, Fern?
They're without mercy, these boys. The pocket watch is yours.
This is the third and final category. Mandy, you will go first.
Let's have a look at what it is.
Mandy, you're first.
I'm so sorry. There is no Mr Sneezy.
There is Mr Sneeze.
And at this point, I have to be very strict.
I'm so sorry. Adam and Jonathan, well done.
Jonathan, what are you going to steal?
I'll steal the stamped envelope, please.
The stamped envelope...
is coming to you.
Patsy's looking in pain. That really hurt you, didn't it?
Yeah! I'm crying!
Well, you have lost quite a few items there.
Let's take one last look at our team's collections.
Mandy and Patsy, you have kindly been left with the postcard,
whilst Adam and Jonathan, you have managed to get your hands on
the coin, the pocket watch, the stamped envelope,
as well as holding on to the fan, the case, the bat, the sauce boat
and the sack.
But that is it. That is your collections now fixed
and they will determine which team is victorious.
It is time to find out who are today's winners. Charles...
It's interesting that Mandy and Patsy came into this round leading
and now they have one lot left.
But one treasure can be all the difference.
Charles, who has got the most valuable collection?
Well, I can reveal
that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show are...
Adam and Jonathan. Well done.
Oh! Congratulations, boys!
That was very well played. The brothers did it.
-They did indeed.
-Oh, but Mandy and Patsy.
It's been wonderful to have you here, but before we say goodbye to you,
we're going to find out how much that postcard is worth.
It is an original postcard image from the Bramber Museum,
showing that very famous taxidermy scene,
"It's The Rat's Den When The Police Arrive."
And the photo was taken by the founder, Walter Potter,
who was one of the fathers of English taxidermy
in the late 19th century.
He staged various scenes like this, always using stuffed animals.
In fact, even as a young boy, he stuffed his only yellow canary
when it died.
The market for taxidermy has surged in popularity.
That sort of Victorian curio.
However, what's its value?
Dare I say, it's almost absolutely...
Well, Mandy and Patsy, you've been wonderful to have
and thank you very much for playing For What It's Worth.
We don't have any regrets, I think it's just the luck of the draw.
We think the top lot might be the fan.
Everyone seems to be going for the coin,
but at the back of my mind,
I've got an inkling thinking the fan.
Well done, boys, you played extremely well.
You've built the most valuable collection, you are today's winners
and now all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
So, all you have to do is pick one of your lots from your collection
and we will give you the value in cash.
So, obviously, try and pick the top lot
which, now we must assume, is in your collection somewhere.
What are you going to choose?
It's a bit of a tricky one, really, because we thought
-the fan was possibly the top lot.
But being as we weren't winning going into the final round,
we think that they possibly had the top lot.
We think the coin's devalued a bit.
It wasn't the actual official Mint
and I think there may be a lot of them.
I think that kind of devalues the coin and it's damaged.
And the letter, it's not anyone really famous that's wrote
the letter to or from necessarily.
The Trotter Brothers became rich through a pocket watch.
This time next year, boys, we could all be millionaires!
Where is your heart leading you?
What do you think - the pocket watch?
I think the pocket watch.
Yep. I think we're going to go for the pocket watch.
-The pocket watch, it's now locked in.
That is your prize.
But before we tell you what it's worth...
Charles, please can you tell us the value of the lots
-that the boys have rejected?
I think we'll start with your sporting interest in soccer,
but of course, this isn't soccer, Fern.
This is table tennis.
-This is late Victorian.
Importantly, condition is so good
and it's quite interesting, those light, celluloid balls.
They came in a bit later in around 1901, so this is
What's it worth?
The next lot, we see very frequently on the auction market.
This lovely, but fairly standard silver sovereign case.
Birmingham, 1900, quite late, nothing overly spectacular,
-So, well done.
Then we went on to a bit of a, I suppose,
mysterious object which could go either way.
It has that World War I memorabilia interest.
It supported the troops with flour in the early 20th century
and look at the colours.
They're so vibrant from 101, 102 years ago.
And it's rare.
You were right to leave it.
OK, the fan is next.
The boys fancied this fan.
Oh, fine. It's French, it's Parisian, it's sexy.
But their fashion and their value
and their importance rose in the 18th century.
This one's slightly over the hill in being 19th century.
Often women, they blushed behind their large fans.
It's so good because it's by a great name in artistic merit.
Hold tight, guys. Its value...
Aah! You had a good nose for that, though.
You thought that was a lot of money, but it's not the top lot!
Then we go onto this very elegant sauce boat.
This is silver! It's heavy.
It's made by James Dixon who's a really important maker.
It's twentieth-century and the value...
-So, again, you were right to leave it.
We then, obviously, came to what is an iconic stamp.
It's a stamp which really represents the birth of the postage stamp
in that great man Sir Rowland Hill
which came in on the 1st May 1840.
It's complete on its envelope.
-What have we got left?
This is an exceedingly rare coin.
And this object breathes a very important period of history.
It has rarity.
Although condition's tired, it's extremely good
for what was being produced in that underground currency development.
Hold tight, because today...
there is no change, Fern.
-I'm sorry, gents.
Well, you've missed the top lot.
Jonathan and Adam, come and join me to take a closer look
at your pocket watch and see if we can tempt you
with our mystery lot, which may be worth even more.
So, you have the pocket watch.
But before we tell you its value, we're going to tempt you
with today's mystery lot.
Now, what's that?
What we have here is something which
would have been made for a marriage.
It's a delightful lot - a wedding present given to a happy couple.
It's dated with contemporary inscriptions
and a date of 1644.
It comes from Sweden and it dates from a time, really,
when hallmarking was far from widespread.
Of course, we know that the best silver in purity
comes from England.
Look at the etchings and engravings. It's beautifully chaste
with various things in happy unison.
So, a Charles I spoon, which is similar period to the coin
that you rejected - our top lot today.
Or, the gold pocket watch you stole and has been sitting quietly
in your collection.
Jonathan, Adam - what would you like to do?
It's a nice piece and, you know, for the right person it would be
collectable, but I think, it's not hallmarked because hallmarking wasn't done.
And not the top quality silver at the time.
-Yeah, we don't know the quality of the silver.
-The pocket watch...
-Yeah, I'm happy.
..would fetch more than that at auction,
so I think that'd be the more valuable item.
-You're sticking with the pocket watch.
It's absolutely gorgeous. You know that you are going home
with whatever that's worth in cold hard cash.
But, Charles, please tell us what they've rejected.
It's a typical, I suppose in English terms,
it's almost like an apostle spoon. It's in great condition.
The gilding is original still. We look at the wear around the bowl...
It's all so clean.
The gauge is good throughout, the thickness...
There's no alterations, no losses, no re-soldering,
it's completely original and I think the great passage of time...
We wonder who's held it over those years.
at auction, we would estimate this to fetch...
Oh, my, goodness. I thought you were going to say £250,000!
All right, so, Charles, here we go, then.
Deep breath. Are you both all right?
What is the value of the lot that they have chosen?
We must remember, Fern, you know, gold need not mean
just gold and, I'm hoping, gents, you picked up
that all-important carat of the gold.
I'm looking for nods now because if you did,
you will have noted...
So, 18 parts of 24 has a really high purity.
We know it's a half-hunter. You've got the visible dial.
The full-hunter's more valuable for the gold content.
It's a lovely object. Of course, these have great sentiment.
-Oh, well done!
So, £1,000. Very well played. You have done so well!
Charles, thank you very much indeed.
And thank you for watching. Join us again next time
when more teams will be playing
For What It's Worth. See you then!
Well done. That was absolutely brilliant.
We're brothers and I think we've worked well as a team.
When we were behind, we knew that we were going to have to have
-a big final round.
-We kept just thinking what we needed to
take next, what we needed to do and executed it quite well.