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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth, the show that brings
a whole new meaning to the phrase Q&A - quiz and antiques.
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.
And here are today's lots for your consideration.
We have 16 different antiques and collectables.
We have a clock,
a gladiator prop,
bottle of wine,
a football card,
and a chair.
Mm. All very different with very different values. One is worthless.
It's worth £10 or less.
And the rest increase in value up to our top lot, which is
worth a whopping £2,500.
Now, 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, we have Peter and Nick,
who are work colleagues from Shropshire.
Welcome to the show, the pair of you.
Now, Peter, you are picking the lots today.
So when you go round the car-boot sales, Peter,
and the antique shops and things, what do you look for?
What's your technique?
Well, I'm not sure if I'm just tight, but I like a bargain,
anything under a fiver.
I go normally looking for Marvel stuff, really. I love Marvel.
I have a quick whizz round the car boots, normally.
If I can't find anything,
I'll just buy anything cheap that I think I'll make a bit of money on.
Your colleague next to you is Nick, who is the team's quizzer.
Now, why do you and Peter get on so well?
Well, there's only four of us on a shift - me, Pete, Mark and Steve.
And we all have a good laugh.
So when this goes out, I think we're really going to get some stick!
Welcome to For What It's Worth. That's Peter and Nick.
And next to you is Carolyn and Viv.
Now, they are mother and daughter, a team from Guildford in Surrey.
Welcome to the show, the both of you.
Viv, you are the team picker, so where does your interest lie
when it comes to antiques and collectables?
Well, I've been passed down some Lambeth Doulton, a tea set,
which I like. And I've also got some china of my grandmother's.
And I just love watching Antiques Roadshow.
Any of the shows on television I watch.
And sitting next to you is your daughter, Carolyn,
-the quizzer for your team. Are you competitive, the pair of you?
Yeah. We're very competitive, yeah.
I mean, I'd like to say, I'm not a bad loser
but I've got three broth... No, I'm not!
But I've got three brothers. I like to win.
Let's put it that way!
-OK. So would you play family games at Christmas?
-Oh, yes. Oh, yeah.
-It's quite brutal, it can be.
-Well, look out, opponents!
Sitting next to you is Ron and Howard. Welcome, the pair of you.
Ron and Howard are friends from Stockport. Lovely to meet you.
So, Ron, you are the picker for the team today.
And now, you have been friends for 30 years,
so you must know each other pretty well.
-Time flies, doesn't it?
-How did you meet?
That's when you're enjoying yourself! Um...
We met at our local church. Our wives were friends.
It sort of blossomed from there.
So, Howard, you are the quizzer for your team.
Do you reckon that Ron's got what it takes to make the right decisions?
Till we turned up today, I thought he had, yeah!
He has his moments. He's quite strong-minded, Ron.
Senior moments, yes. Senior moments.
If he can keep quiet for a minute, yeah!
-He's OK, really.
-You have obviously a very close friendship
-and it's lovely to have you here as well.
So, earlier, our teams inspected the lots
but could they separate the glitz from the glum?
Right. Where do you want to start?
Oh, wow! OK.
-Where are we going to start?
-Where do you want start, mate?
James Bond Aston Martin. Got a price tag on it. 6.
That's a nice car and it's got...
Oh, and it's got all the instructions.
-If it was a first edition, it's got to be...
-What's the name on it?
-The Theory Of Relativity, Einstein.
1962, Chateau Lafite-Rothschild.
-Ring any bells?
-It's not terribly old.
1916. That's got to be First World War, something that went on there.
-And with the carving, it's not bad, is it?
Well, this is Greece.
Couple of hundred pound apiece.
Gladiator prop. Something that's worth less than a tenner.
You've got to pick that one out as well.
So I would say that that's probably not going to be worth very much.
If Russell Crowe had wielded it...
Do you think that's a prop as well? Mary Poppins?
-Would you give that house room?
-I've sold one of these before. Maybe not by him.
Look. It's got farthings here. 1940.
People do collect corkscrews.
-They're quite a popular item.
-I wouldn't say that's worth anything.
I'd be thinking 1900s for that.
It's an automaton.
-I don't like it but they can actually be worth quite a lot.
Even the glass dome, they're expensive without anything in it,
to be honest, aren't they?
I'm going to say I don't think this is worth much
and then find it's probably the one.
The Blue John is local.
Although Blue John's worth good money sometimes.
-Yeah, that's silver.
-It's quite heavy, isn't it?
-300 quid, something like that.
-I think that's a couple of hundred.
-Do you know anything about clocks? Do you recognise the movement?
-It has got a maker's mark.
-But you don't know what that is?
I don't recognise it.
-Is that a crossed swords?
-Yeah, it is.
The crossed swords are Meissen.
-Very technical bit of kit.
-I don't know if it's that much.
-Newton Heath used to be the old City ground, didn't it?
No, United, Man United.
Most expensive, automaton, cup and saucer, silver cream jug.
-The bottle of wine.
-And let's try the camera, then.
OK. The camera.
-That's number one.
-We're going to go for the wine.
-Wine for number two.
-You want to go for the book?
-Yeah, I want to go for the book.
-It is. I enjoyed that.
And joining me is our resident antiques expert. It's David Harper.
-David, what do you make of today's lots?
-Oh, my gosh, Fern!
-This is me in heaven!
There is one item behind me.
I daren't turn round because I will be focused in on it
and I'll give it away.
This is an item I have coveted all my life and I want it desperately!
And how do you arrive at the valuation?
Well, I study and examine the objects with another
independent valuer, and we agree on a hammer price.
Now, guys, the hammer price is something that we would expect
something to sell for in auction on the hammer, as the hammer goes down.
-But it doesn't include auction costs.
-Thank you, David.
Well, as well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot hidden under the shroud of mystery and it's
poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
It could be priceless or it could be worth peanuts.
We'll be unveiling it later. But for now, it is time for round one.
I am going to ask ten general knowledge questions, quizzers,
so if you buzz in with the correct answer,
your picker gets to add a lot to your collection.
But, beware, if you buzz in incorrectly
you will be frozen out of the next question. OK?
Quizzers, get the questions right and your picker will have the chance
to collect the best antiques first.
And that's the aim of the game.
So, fingers on buzzers. Question one.
With which mode of transport would you associate Chris Froome
and Bradley Wiggins?
-Bicycle is right.
Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins. Well done.
Viv, this is your chance. What do you really fancy on there?
I really fancy the automaton.
-The automaton, please.
It's coming to you now.
-That starts your collection off nicely.
-I think so.
What is the scientific name for the windpipe?
Viv, pick again.
I think the camera, please.
We thought that was quite interesting.
The interesting camera is coming to you. There you go.
In your collection.
In which European city are the NATO headquarters located?
Ron, your choice.
About time I got a shot at this.
We're going for the little bottle of wine.
Yes, but what would you like from the board?
-The little bottle of wine is yours.
-Thank you very much.
That's a good way to start collection too. Cheers!
In which decade was Queen Elizabeth II born?
Unfortunately incorrect. It is the 1920s.
You're frozen out of the next question. Question five.
Which French word describes slicing vegetables into short, thin strips.
-Is it julienne?
-It is julienne.
Viv, go for it.
Well, I think I would like the cream jug, please.
-The silver cream jug is coming towards you.
Nick and Peter, you're back in play. Question six.
Ode To Joy and Fur Elise, are works by which...
You are frozen out.
The full question is Ode To Joy and Fur Elise are works
by which famous composer?
The answer is Ludwig van Beethoven.
An invincible Armada, launched by the king of which country,
was defeated in 1588 by English...
-It is Spain. Good.
-Peter, your choice.
-I think we'll go for the watercolour paintings.
The watercolour paintings. They're coming into your collection now.
Howard and Ron, you are now back in. Question eight.
In the Teletubbies, what colour is Laa-Laa?
Do you have young children? Viv, your pick.
Well, Carolyn particularly wanted the toy car,
so we'll have a toy car, please.
-The toy car?
And there it goes.
In which country of the UK is the University of St Andrews.
-Yes. Peter, your pick.
Um, we'll try something different,
we'll go for porcelain trio, I think.
-Porcelain trio, it's on its way to your collection.
Final question in this round. Question ten.
In the 1992 movie Sister Act, which actress plays...
-It is Whoopi Goldberg.
The full question was, in the 1992 movie Sister Act,
which actress plays lounge singer Dolores, and it is Whoopi Goldberg.
What would you like, Viv?
I think we'll go for the microscope.
Right. Let's have a look at your collections so far.
Nick and Peter, you have the watercolours and the porcelain trio.
Carolyn and Viv have the automaton, the camera, the cream jug,
the toy car and the microscope.
-Howard and Ron, you have...
-A bottle of wine!
-A bottle of wine.
So, our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them,
David is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of your choice.
You can choose one of yours, one of the other team's or something
that's still up for grabs on the grid.
So, Peter, let's start with you.
-Which lot would you like to hear about?
-The bracelet, please, David.
Mm, interesting. Peter, I think this would suit you very well.
OK, so what is it?
This is a bracelet made from Blue John,
a semi-precious mineral only found at the Blue John Cavern
and Treak Cliff Cavern, in Castleton in Derbyshire.
So this bracelet is 19th century,
it's set in gold
and it displays the clear veining in the stone itself,
which is everything a collector is looking for,
but is it fashionable today?
Would you buy it to wear it, Peter?
What's it worth?
Mmm. Viv. What would you like to know more about?
I think I would like to know more about the umbrella.
The umbrella, Viv, OK.
Now, the very first reference to a folding umbrella like this
date right back to ancient China,
but this one was made in 1918 to commemorate a big world event
the end of the First World War.
It is nearly 100 years old, but, Viv, who's going to buy it?
-So therefore, what's it worth?
-Ron, what would you like to know more about?
The watercolours, the artist?
The watercolours which are in Peter and Nick's collection. OK.
David, the watercolours.
Right, a pair of watercolours, chaps, showing views of Athens
painted by Herbert Hughes-Stanton.
He exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery from 1887
and at the Royal Academy from 1897,
winning all sorts of awards.
He was even knighted in 1923.
What are they worth?
Right, now that you are all a little 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.
So, three more lots are now available to each pair.
This time, pickers, you target the 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, for instance, if you went for the corkscrew here,
I would ask your quizzer to choose a question
between the categories Tennis and US Geography.
Right, Peter and Nick, you are up first.
So, Peter, what is the lot you want?
Well, thanks to David's advice, I think I'm going to try the bracelet.
The bracelet. The Blue John bracelet.
Nick, you have a choice, Animals or Children's Literature.
-Animals, here we go.
Which invasive species of rodent was first released
in Henbury Park, Cheshire in 1876?
Correct. Peter, that bracelet is coming to you.
Viv, what is your lot?
Looking at the other subjects, I think
-I'd better go for the umbrella.
Carolyn, would you like to answer a question on
British Prime Ministers or Children's Literature?
-Children's Literature, please.
-Here we go.
Roberta, Peter and Phyllis wave to the old gentleman, on a train,
in which novel by E Nesbit?
-Oh, look, Viv's bursting.
At the last moment. Well done, Carolyn.
It's a favourite film!
-Viv, the umbrella is coming to your collection.
-Ron, what's your lot?
-We'll have a go at the book, please.
So, Howard, Tennis or Art Movements?
I'll try Art Movements, please.
Art Movements. OK, here we go.
What ancient form of street art
takes its name from the Italian for "to scratch"?
The book stays on the grid and we come back to Nick and Peter.
Peter, what's your lot?
I think, sorry, Nick, I'm going to go for chair.
-We'll try the chair, yes.
Nick, British Prime Ministers or Tennis?
-It's going to have to be Tennis, I think.
-Tennis. Here we go.
What name is given to the lines on a tennis court
furthest away from the net, from which players serve?
Peter, the chair is coming to your collection.
Viv, what's your lot?
Sorry, Carolyn, book.
The book. Art Movements and Tennis, Carolyn.
-What would you like?
-I'll go for Tennis.
Which female tennis player did Bobby Riggs play
in an exhibition match dubbed The Battle Of The Sexes?
Was it Jo Durie?
No, incorrect. Billie Jean King.
The book stays on the board.
Ron, What's your lot?
-The book again, please.
-The book again.
Art Movements or Tennis, Howard?
-Oh, I'll have a go at Tennis this time.
-Tennis. Here we go.
Born in Florida, which female player won 18 Grand Slam singles titles
between 1974 and 1989?
I would think that's Billie Jean King.
-It was Chris Evert.
Oh, that book is not wanting to get out of there, is it?
OK, teams, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us,
so, if you feel you have missed out on that one item
that you covet above all else, here's your chance to secure it.
There is one last lot available to each team
and this time you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try to steal an antique that 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.
Peter, do you want to target a lot from the grid,
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
-Um, I think I'll go with the grid.
-And I think I'll go with the trend and go with the book.
Right, Nick, Art Movements and Tennis, which would you like?
-Tennis. Here we go.
Which player won three of the four women's tennis Grand Slams in 2015?
Sharapova, Maria Sharapova.
That book has a little curse on it, doesn't it?
Viv, would you like to go for something on the grid, or
have you got your eye on something in Nick and Peter's collection?
I'm afraid I've got my eye on something in
Nick and Peter's, and that would be the bracelet.
So, you want Peter and Nick's bracelet, which means that, Nick,
you choose the question category for Carolyn to answer.
Art Movements. Here we go, Carolyn.
Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso were the creators of what art style?
I want to say Revisionist,
but I don't even know if that's an art style, but Revisionist.
Revisionist is incorrect.
-It is Cubism.
-Well defended, Nick.
Very well defended.
Ron, what would you like?
I'm going to try and nick something.
We're surrounded by cameras, I'm going to try and go for one.
The camera, which is in Carolyn and Viv's collection.
OK, so Carolyn, this time you pick a category question for Howard.
I think I'm going to go for Boy Bands.
You're naughty. OK, here we go.
Howard, which boy band had a 1967 UK number one single
with I'm A Believer.
It was The Monkees. Yes!
-Oh, well done!
The camera is leaving Viv and Carolyn's collection
-and is coming to join your bottle of wine.
OK, that's it for round two.
Nick and Peter, let's see what you've got.
You've got the watercolours, the defended bracelet,
the chair and the porcelain trio.
Carolyn and Viv, you've got the automaton, the cream jug,
the toy car, microscope and umbrella.
And Howard and Ron, you have your bottle of wine...
-..and now you have the camera too.
-Worth a fortune.
OK, that's it for round two and for one team, sadly,
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.
David has been keeping tabs, so, David, who is leaving us first?
I can reveal that the first pair leaving us today is...
..surprisingly, Peter and Nick.
Well, before you leave, let's find out about the lots that are leaving
the game with you because we want to know what they are worth, don't we?
-David, what did you make of their collection?
-A good collection,
and it's a shame because you did put a good collection together.
The bracelet, it was much contended,
and, Peter, you really did like this.
Blue John, it's not mined that much, is that because
it's not that popular any more?
But it's just not bang on trend.
Worth £125. Still not bad.
Next, the chair.
Nobody really spoke about the chair but it's commemorating a date,
1916, it's a little milking chair or a spinning chair.
It's hand-carved, but it's carved by a soldier from the First World War -
a wounded soldier, so it sends shivers up the back of your spine.
A lovely little object,
-Is that all?
-Yes. It should be worth more, shouldn't it?
Now, the pictures.
Interesting things, good quality.
ten or 15 years ago they would have been worth substantially more,
so they're not as popular as they once were, but still worth £400.
Oh, wow. And the final item?
The final item, again,
not one that we spoke about but this is a real antique,
this dates back to 1795 or thereabouts,
from the famous Derby factory,
and painted by a chap called George Robertson,
a very well regarded painter.
It's not quite what collectors are searching for today.
They used to be worth a lot of money,
but I can tell you it still does have a mighty value,
So the total value of Nick and Peter's collection is how much?
Nothing to be ashamed of.
Peter and Nick, it's been fantastic to have you and
thank you so much for playing,
but now it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection
and say thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Well, I think you done what you needed to do I think it's just...
-We just picked the wrong items, didn't we, basically?
-So, yeah, shame, but what would we do different?
Pick different ones! Probably the wine or the automaton is...
Yeah, I think we just...
I went with my heart rather than my head, to be honest.
With the other two lads just having the two items,
it's either the camera or the wine that's pipped us
and I think the wine is a bit more valuable than the camera.
The unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from David what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game.
David, let's start with the clock.
I know, look at that, I'm so surprised that no team went for it.
It's a late 19th-century mahogany case,
it's got a bit of a Gothic kind of ornamental look to it.
A little bit of Art Nouveau going on there.
We've got a marquetry panel.
It's pretty lovely, but there you go,
you've missed out on £250.
-It's gone. What's next?
Next, right, well, we have the football card.
Now, chaps, I thought you might have had a go at this.
This one was produced by a company called Baines.
They started making these things in 1887.
They proved to be remarkably popular.
This one is quite interesting
and it celebrates a football team called Newton.
-Do we know who Newton converted to in 1902?
-I think we do, yes.
-Man United, that's the key.
Therefore its value, you've missed it,
Another one. I'm really surprised nobody went for this.
This is a movie prop.
It is the gladius, obviously it's not a real one,
it's rubber with a metal rod going through there,
but it's pretty authentic
and it certainly appeared in the film by Ridley Scott - Gladiator.
It wasn't used by any of the principal actors, however,
that would have given it absolutely skyrocket value,
but it's still worth £495.
-Surprising, isn't it?
What else have we got?
Well, chaps, you need this one, you really do need this one.
The corkscrew, nobody took any interest in this thing whatsoever.
It's lovely. There are corkscrew collectors all over the world,
but this is a standard kind of late 19th century plain metal one,
although it's got the thumb grips there which is quite nice.
However, you got rid of the item you needed to get rid of.
It's worthless. Well done.
-Yeah, very good.
And, now then, finally the contended book.
This is The Theory Of Relativity by Albert Einstein.
It is the first English language edition,
first print run.
Even bearing in mind it has some use and wear,
you have just thrown away
-If that had been signed by Einstein himself...
-Oh, my gosh, yes.
That would have been something, wouldn't it?
Thank you very much indeed. Well, some very interesting
and valuable lots have left the game, but as you've seen,
and much to your relief, the bottom lot has gone.
It's out of the game, and more importantly,
the top lot is still in play.
But who's got it?
So, just two pairs of contestants left, and before we go any further,
David is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Viv, what lot would you like to know a little bit more about?
-Er, could I have a fact about the bottle of wine, please?
The bottle of wine, David.
This is a bottle of Chateau Lafite Rothschild,
made in the Medoc, Bordeaux France.
Now, remember, age and vintage are the things to look out for
when considering the value of wine.
Now, Robert Parker, the influential wine critic,
who scores all wines out of 100
gave this 1962 vintage a score of 62,
so it isn't one of the vineyard's best vintages,
but I can tell you, in 1985,
a bottle of Lafite, dating to 1787,
was sold at Christie's for a staggering - get this -
-A lot of information there, Viv.
OK, Ron, what would you like to know more about?
-I'd like to know more about the automaton, please.
There was a time when automatons like this were the mystery,
mind-boggling technology of their times.
This is French.
It dates to around 1880.
One quick turn of the key and the lady begins to sew
in time with the music that plays.
It's fantastic, it's a little snapshot of time.
The work is undeniably intricate, but do people really want something
like this on their mantelpiece today?
OK, 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 say, "Name me trees that grow in the UK,"
Carolyn, you might say, "Sycamore," Howard, you might say, "Ash,"
Carolyn you might say, "Beech," and so on, backwards and forwards.
If you fail to give an answer, or if you repeat an answer,
or if you give a wrong answer, you lose that category and the
opponent's picker will be able to steal a lot from your collection.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first.
David, who is that?
I can reveal that the team who currently has
the most valuable collection is...
-Viv and Carolyn.
Carolyn, you will start us off, and the first category is...
So, that is based on numbers of people arriving in these cities
Carolyn, can I have an answer?
You could have had Amsterdam, Hong Kong,
Los Angeles, Tokyo or Prague.
Ron, what you want from Viv and Carolyn's collection.
-I'm going to make a move on the automaton.
-The automaton is yours.
-Well done, pal.
Howard, your turn to start, and this is the category...
We are looking for any of the 38 colleges
at the University of Oxford.
Howard, can I have an answer, please?
Christ's College, Oxford.
Howard, that's incorrect. I cannot accept it.
-It's Christ Church College.
You could've had Jesus College, Brasenose, Merton.
-Oriel and Trinity, amongst others.
-I should have known Trinity.
This is a hard round, isn't it? OK.
Viv, got your eye on anything over there
in Howard and Ron's collection?
Yes, I'd like my automaton back, please.
-The automaton is coming back to you.
Right, we're back to square one,
and, Carolyn, this is the final question.
Carolyn, can I have an answer?
I Have A Dream.
Does Your Momma Know?
Carolyn, I am so sorry, we cannot accept that.
We have to be strict.
It is actually called Does Your MOTHER Know?
You could have had Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money,
Super Trouper, Waterloo, The Winner Takes It All.
-There we go.
Ron, ready to steal?
-What would you like?
Can I take my dolly back?
-You want the...
-She's going to be dizzy, that poor woman.
Right, that's it, your collections are now fixed.
Let's have a look at what Viv and Carolyn have.
You have the cream jug, the microscope,
the umbrella and the toy car.
Howard and Ron have that bottle of wine,
the automaton and the camera.
David, who's got the most valuable collection and is today's winners?
Fern, teams, I can reveal that the team
with the most valuable collection,
and the winners of today's show are...
Ron and Howard.
Congratulations, but many commiserations
to Viv and Carolyn because you were building a fantastic collection
until some pirates came and raided it.
In the end your collection was not valuable enough.
But, before we say goodbye, let's find out what the items
also leaving the game are, and their worth. David.
OK, first up, it's the microscope.
This is a 19th century Henry Crouch microscope,
particularly designed for medical students.
This is just a basic model, yeah,
and, as such, was never worth a fortune in its day.
Collectable but only at £40.
Next, Viv, you really loved this. This is the umbrella.
I love the colours, it's a real snapshot to 1918,
a time of celebration, of hope, at the end of the First World War,
and it commemorates all of that.
-Because of that connection it's worth £70.
And then next, this is a George III, Dublin, really rare,
being an Irish piece of silver, dated 1769. It's a cream jug.
Now, of course, it would have been part of a much bigger set.
It's drop-dead gorgeous and,
-as such, it's worth £200.
And then, finally, I can't believe nobody talked about this.
This is the object that I covet above everything else in this room.
This is an Aston Martin DB5, mid-60s James Bond car. In the right colour.
This is fantastic and whoever owned this when new was a very good child
because they kept all the box, all the paperwork.
They obviously had no fun with it whatsoever,
which means someone like me, if he could afford it would have
endless amounts of fun just admiring that.
-£900, so a great find.
-A great find.
A total - you've amassed £1,210.
Viv and Carolyn, we salute you. You DID have a valuable collection.
-We did, yes.
But it is time now, sadly, to bring the hammer down
and say thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Viv and Carolyn.
Yes, I thought, "We've got Mamma Mia. Great, she knows all those!"
It's just one of those things.
It was very tense, wasn't it, at the end? Yes, it's a very tense show.
I think the automaton is the top lot.
Yes, I mean, I agree that's... Now I think that is the top lot,
given that we had the highest collection and then they managed
to get it off us. I think it must be the top lot.
Well done, Ron and Howard.
You did build the most valuable collection
and now all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
All you've got to do now is pick a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
As you will have no doubt deduced, that top lot
is hiding somewhere in your collection, but can you spot it?
Have a chat amongst yourselves
and decide which one you would like to choose?
All right, from the word go you've had your eyes on
-that bottle of wine.
-I have had my eyes on the bottle of wine.
-And I fancied the automaton.
So we had quite a debate about which we thought was...
And in the spanner in the works was the camera, obviously
Even though we think it's an old camera -
'50s, or something like that. But little bottle of wine, why not?
-Yes. You're going for the wine?
-We're going for the wine.
Right, it is the bottle of wine.
It was your first lot, and you've stuck with it, and no-one tried
to nick it from you, but before we tell you what it is worth, David,
please can you tell us the value of the lots they've rejected?
Right, OK, chaps.
First of all we are going to start with the vintage camera.
It is a Hasselblad camera. The company is best known for the
medium format cameras it produced during the Second World War.
Perhaps the most famous use of the Hasselblad, though,
was during the Apollo programme missions
when humans first landed on the moon.
I have got to tell you this particular camera
has never left Earth. It didn't go to the moon.
But you are going to be surprised anyway.
That camera, chaps, is worth
-Is that right?
And the final item.
The final item, everybody loves the automaton.
It was going backwards and forwards, and she is really quite stunning
and a big size, so in 1880 this was a lot of money.
It's possibly even gone up in value, relatively speaking,
because you gave away
today's star lot.
-What can you say?
Oh, my gosh.
Well, never mind.
Let's just put all our hopes now on the bottle of wine.
Ron and Howard, come with me now,
take a closer look at your bottle of wine, and see
if we can tempt you with our mystery lot, which may be worth more.
Now, you may be confident that your lot is worth,
you know, a pretty penny, but before we tell you its value,
we are going to tempt you with today's mystery lot,
and the man who knows all about that is, of course, David Harper.
-I will reveal. Are you ready, chaps?
-We have a collection of six pewter tankards
that were presented by the Oxford University Yacht Club in 1898.
They're all hand engraved with the club flag
and with the winner's details, which tells us that they were all
won by the same yacht, Audrey.
And not much is known about the Audrey,
although it was clearly dominant in 1898.
But names don't get much bigger than the Oxford University Yacht Club.
So, how much is this pewter set of trophy tankards worth?
All that is left for you to decide now is
whether to stick with your bottle of wine that you loved
from the first moment, or dump it in favour of six historic tankards.
Have a little chat amongst yourselves?
It's obviously worth more as a set than it is individually,
but, on the other hand, even if that was worth, say, 2,000,
we're figuring this is anything between a grand and 1,500.
-I think so, yeah.
-And we know that that's that.
-And we like a drink, don't we?
So we're going to stick with that one. We're sorted.
We're going to stick with the wine.
Oh, that was very good thinking.
"They're all right, but we like a drink."
-So, your heart is telling you this is the one.
The bottle of wine.
That means you have won its worth in cold, hard cash.
But, David, please first of all tell us, what were the tankards worth?
Right, guys, do we need some chairs here?
What you've got to take into account is the fact
you've got this connection to Oxford
and inscribed with the boat,
so you've got that historical connection
which is absolutely fascinating and collectors love.
Then you've got to look at the material and the tankards themselves.
They're made from pewter which is no special precious metal.
They are mass-produced tankards that somebody has bought
and then had engraved.
They're not high, precious individual items.
You're buying into the Oxford connection, and for that
you would have to pay...
-£140. Well done.
-Oh, well done! Very good.
So, David, it's a 1962 bottle of Chateau Lafite.
Rothschild. Very interesting thing.
And you guys were drawn to it all the way, and you stuck with it,
and this is the amount of money you stuck with.
The bottle of wine is worth...
Well, you've done really well.
David, did you enjoy this game?
Absolutely marvellous, and I'm so surprised to see them standing here.
-I thought they were going first!
That's what made it so exciting.
Well, thank you for lending us your expertise, of course, David,
and we look forward to seeing you soon.
And I hope that you enjoyed it, and that we will see you next time
as well, when three more teams will be playing For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then. Bye-bye.
Well done. £800.
We were never tempted by the mystery lot.
Pewter, it's not terribly valuable,
-and that's really what swayed our decision-making.
And the fact that we like a drink, wasn't it?
-Not cracking that wine though, are we?