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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth
where winning means knowing a lot and knowing your lots.
Get the right answers and pick the best antiques
and you could be going home with a top cash prize.
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.
So, here are today's lots for your consideration.
16 different antiques and collectables.
We have some medicine bottles,
a jelly mould,
The Goonies prop,
a sugar castor,
a writing slope,
some boot formers,
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.
That is the lot to spot because at the end of the show,
the winning pair walk away with the cash equivalent
of one of these items.
First up, we have Anne and Brian from Barnoldswick in Lancashire,
who are siblings.
Welcome to you both.
Anne, you are the Picker, do you think Brian has the knowledge
and expertise to be on the winning team?
He's my hero big brother
and he never lets me down.
That's quite an endorsement from a little sister, Brian.
-Isn't that wonderful?
-No pressure, then!
You are the Quizzer, Brian.
Do you have any interest in antiques yourself?
I like anything that is well made and functional.
Something that has its own beauty because it works well.
Well, welcome. Very nice to see you, Brian and Anne.
And next are Michel and Harry, who are great friends from London.
Lovely to have you both here.
Michel, you'll be picking the antiques today.
What has been your proudest purchase to date?
I like bargain hunts, car-boot sales,
and I try to find something very rare, very precious.
So far, the best I could find was three Greek plates for £10
and I think they are worth £100 each.
Ah, so you've got a good eye, have you?
Yeah, my father was an architect and he then became an antique dealer.
When I was a child, he used to take me to car-boot sales
and things, so for me it's quite sentimental as well.
And your friend is Harry, who is next to you.
-You're the team's Quizzer, Harry.
How would you describe your friendship with Michel?
Well, we're colleagues. We're scientists.
We're looking at the frozen oceans, the Arctic and Antarctic seas,
looking how the sea freezes.
I'm not sure we have a category on sea ice today, unfortunately.
-I know. I'm sorry!
But anyway, it's lovely to have you here, Harry and Michel.
Finally, let's meet Rita and Jenny, who are also great friends
from Stockport and Northern Ireland.
-Hello to you both.
Now, Rita, you are your team's Picker
so what sort of interests do you share in your friendship with Jenny?
Well, Jenny and I go to the same quiz.
We go to a local quiz at a tennis evening but we do have a lot
in common and we always confer and come to an agreement on the answers.
Are you generally right when you confer?
I would say Jenny might have the edge.
So, Jenny, thank goodness you are the Quizzer today
-and I understand you are a retired headteacher?
-Yes, that's right.
So I'm presuming you will be getting all the answers right.
If it was on phonics and early reading, then, yes, I would.
Phonics and early reading...
No. No sea ice either, so that's not so good.
But that's looking good for Brian and Anne. Well done!
Welcome, all of you.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
Earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the chipboard from the Chippendale?
-Quite a lot, yeah.
-What have we got? Ooh, lovely space!
-I think it's Indian and I think it's a tourist piece.
Oriental Islamic stuff, so I like that.
The carriage clock... Paris. Paris, Paris. French.
-Do you think that's a modern face or not?
-It could be.
-I quite like that. What do you think?
-I quite like that.
Why have you just done that?
I think easily 500.
It should have holes in the top like a salt pot.
I think that's silver plate, if it's silver at all.
This one is marked.
If we could get that, great!
Writing slope. I mean, it's been used. This velvet's worn.
It's quite bling-bling!
I don't think it's St Michael's Mount.
I would say it's Mont Saint-Michel, then.
-And the jelly mould?
-Not sure about that.
People love to collect these.
It's got an interesting letter L, W.
Out of all the pieces here, I like that the most.
Yes. It's Doulton. It's Lambeth.
-It was 80 years old?
It's the first edition of something.
People are very sentimental about these things.
-It's in very poor condition.
Would it matter if it's a first edition?
Mechanical toys can bring a lot these days.
The box is about a third of the value.
I would guess it's a copy of an Italian with a name like that.
-That's quite old.
I don't know if it's a flintlock or what.
I like these. I do like them.
These things, you see them hanging round in pubs, in the corner.
-So it must be metal.
I definitely don't like the bottles.
Are these not usually blue in colour?
They're moulded. They've got joins on them.
They actually look quite new.
His Grace, the Duke of Sutherland.
Industrial scissors. You go...zzzsh! Cut the lock.
Wear chainmail when you're operating it.
-I like this.
-Yes, I like this piece of machinery.
The Goonies prop? What's The Goonies prop?
Weighty, though, isn't it? Surprising for a prop.
It's always lead washers.
The best three are the jug, the pistol, and the sugar caster.
The cloth cutter, the bust, and the documents.
The cloth cutter, that's one. The jug. The sugar shaker over there?
And we're both agreed that the bottles are the worthless item.
The chemical bottles.
And joining me is our resident antiques expert, Natasha Raskin.
Natasha, what do you make of today's lots?
As per usual, Fern, they are varied, they are from all different periods.
And, do you know what? It's just like the current market.
You walk into an antiques shop today, into any auction house,
and you'll see all the different eras represented.
But how is the valuation arrived at?
Well, I placed my professional opinion on them.
And then, of course, that was verified by an independent valuer.
Together, we've come up with what we call the hammer price.
So, that's the price that a bidder would pay
when the hammer would drop at auction
-before any buyer's premium would be added.
So, as well as those lovely little treasures up there,
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 valuable, or valueless.
We will be unveiling it later, but, for now, it's time for round one.
I'm going to ask ten general knowledge questions.
Quizzers, if you buzz in with a correct answer,
your Picker gets to add a lot to your collection.
Buzz in incorrectly and you'll be frozen out of the next question.
Quizzers, your task is to get the questions right,
so your Picker can select the most valuable items first.
Fingers on buzzers, question number one.
On a European vehicle licence plate,
which country is represented by the letter E?
-No. Incorrect. It is Spain.
You are frozen out of the next question.
Here comes question two.
The song Luck Be A Lady features in which musical?
-Is it Guys And Dolls?
-It is Guys And Dolls.
The full question is, the song Luck Be A Lady
features in which musical that made its Broadway debut in 1950?
Michel, you can select your first lot.
I will go for the table.
The table is yours
and it's winging its way into your collection.
Brian and Anne, you are now unfrozen.
In Western astrology, which is the only star sign
not represented by either a human or an animal?
It is Libra, well done.
Anne, your chance to pick something really good from the grid.
The jug, please.
The jug is yours. There we go.
It's in your collection.
What was the name of the record company founded by the Beatles?
It is Apple Records.
-I think, the sugar caster.
The sugar caster is yours. Question five.
In French, which room is the salle de bain?
Well done, Jenny. Rita, what do you want?
I think I want to go for the bust. I really liked it.
There we go. Good.
What is the name of the convenience store that Apu runs in The Simpsons?
-It is the Kwik-E-Mart.
-I'm going to go for the candlestick.
OK. The candlestick is yours.
Which author created Sherlock Holmes?
-Arthur Conan Doyle.
-It is Arthur Conan Doyle.
Rita, what would you like?
I think I'm going to go for the cloth cutter.
OK. The cloth cutter is yours.
Very good. Question eight.
In which month does the US celebrate Thanksgiving?
-That's in November.
It is November. Rita, have another pick.
I am going to go for the writing slope.
Question nine. A leveret is the young of...
Correct. A leveret is the young of which animal? The answer is hare.
Rita, pick again.
-I'm going to go for the pistol.
Pop it in your collection.
In bowls, what name is given to the ball that players...
In bowls, what name is given to the ball
that players are trying to get close to with their woods?
The jack, of course.
Anne, what would you like?
I'd like the book, please.
Oh, interesting. All right. The book is yours.
Well done, everybody. That's the end of round one.
Let's see how the team's collections are progressing.
Anne and Brian have collected the jug and the book.
Michel and Harry have the table,
the sugar caster, and the candlestick.
Whilst Rita and Jenny have acquired the bust,
the cloth cutter, the writing slope, and the pistol for their collection.
So, our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have a chance to add to them,
Natasha is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of your choice.
So, these snippets of information should give you
vital clues about what it's worth.
So, choose wisely.
It could be something in your collection.
It could be in an opponent's collection,
or it could be something that's still up for grabs on the grid.
So, Anne, let's start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear about?
Please could you tell me a bit more about the book?
Natasha, the book.
Enid Blyton was one of the 20th century's most prolific
and successful children's authors
and the creator of The Famous Five series.
And interestingly, this is a first edition
of the very first adventure that The Five enjoyed together.
Five On A Treasure Island.
Now, the Famous Five would star in an additional 20 books,
believe it or not, that were adapted for radio, theatre,
television and, of course, translated into numerous languages.
Michel, what would you like to know more about?
-I'm curious to know a bit more about the candlestick.
It's a single silver candlestick.
It's in a lily pattern by William Cafe of London
and, believe it or not, it's from 1763.
William was the brother of John Cafe,
a silversmith who specialised in these candlesticks.
He died in 1757, and so William took on the business.
This example is cast silver
and, aside from a very few exceptions,
cast silver is recognised as the best investment.
It means they've been turned on a lathe.
Obviously, it's better to have a pair.
They can make up to three times as much at auction, if they are a pair.
It doesn't double the price, it triples it.
So, bear that in mind as you sit and reflect upon its value.
Jenny and Rita. Rita, what would you like to know more about?
I would like to know more about the bust.
Natasha, the bust. It is very handsome.
Mmm. He cuts quite a shape, doesn't he?
Now, the bust hails from the Art Deco period.
So, a design style, first appeared in France just before World War I.
Began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, continued into the '40s.
Influential pieces by well-established designers,
artists, sculptors, can change hands for millions, sometimes.
So, where does that leave our young man? Unsigned. Unknown.
Ooh. Now, that you're a bit more clued up
and knowledgeable about today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them to your collections.
Bear in mind that, at the end of this round,
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
Three more lots are now available to our each pair.
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.
And here they are.
If, for instance, you were going to go for that carriage clock,
I would ask the Quizzers
if they wanted a question from the Queen category
or the Periodic Table category.
And, by the way, we mean Queen the band, not Her Majesty The Queen.
-Anne and Brian, you're up first.
-What's your lot?
-The boot former, please.
The boot former.
Now, Brian, you must answer something about Dickens,
or the Periodic Table.
-It's a pleasure.
-Dickens. Dickens it is.
The Muppets appear in a 1992 movie adaptation of which Dickens novel?
-A Christmas Carol.
-It is a Christmas Carol, well done.
-Anne, the boot formers are yours.
Michel, what would you like?
You took my boot formers. How dare you?
I'll try the jelly mould. It's, maybe, a very rare jelly mould.
Harry, would you like a question on The Periodic Table or Famous Dates?
I would like The Periodic Table.
Which chemical element has the symbol Fe?
-Iron it is.
Michel, the jelly mould is yours.
If the scientists hadn't got that, that would be trouble.
Rita, what would you Like to target?
I'm going to target the toy.
Would you like to answer a question on Dickens or Fashion, Jenny?
-I think I'll go for Fashion.
-Fashion. Here we go.
Named after a Spanish city,
a cordwainer makes what item of clothing?
-Correct. I could accept footwear, or shoes, or boots.
Well done. The toy car is yours and it's on its way.
-Anne, what would you like to go for next?
-The documents, please.
Brian, Dickens or Action Films.
and Sydney Carton are characters in which Dickens novel?
-A Tale Of Two Cities.
Anne, the documents are yours.
Michel, what would you like to go for?
The clock is French, so I'll have to get the clock, I think.
The clock it is.
Queen, the band, or The Periodic Table, Harry?
I think I might stay safe and go back to The Periodic Table.
Which element on the periodic table has the atomic number one?
-It is hydrogen. Good. The clock is yours.
We've almost got a clean sweep of the board here.
There won't be anything left in the grid.
Rita, what would you like to choose between The Goonies prop
and the medicine bottles?
-I'm going to go for The Goonies prop.
UK Geography or The Periodic Table?
-I will try UK Geography, please.
Here's your question.
Coton in the Elms,
the furthest point from the sea in Britain, is in which county?
Incorrect. It's Derbyshire.
Oh, that was a tough one.
So, The Goonies prop 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.
So, 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.
Anne, do you want to target a lot from the grid,
or have you got your eye on something in another collection?
-I have my eye on the pistol, please.
And that is in Rita and Jenny's collection.
You can now pick any category you see on the board
for Brian to answer.
Remember, you're defending your pistol.
-I'd like Brian to answer a question on The Periodic Table.
OK, here we go. The chemical symbol K refers to which element?
Oh! The pistol is yours.
Michel, what would you like?
Something on the grid, or pinching something from someone else?
Pinching something. Definitely. So, I think I will go for the book.
That's in Anne and Brian's collection.
Brian, would you like to pick a category
you think that Harry would have difficulty in answering?
It's not looking good. It's not looking good.
Harry, here's your question.
In Oliver Twist, what is the name of Bill Sykes's dog?
Michel has his head in his hands.
I might put mine in my hands, too.
I'm going to go completely out of the blue and say,
I don't know, Badger.
-It starts with a B. Bullseye.
OK. Well done, Brian.
Very well defended and the book stays in your collection.
Rita, what would you like?
I think I would like to pinch the silver candlestick.
Which is in Harry and Michel's collection, I believe.
OK. Go for it, Harry.
What would you think Jenny is going to find hard in those categories?
-Maybe Action Films.
Jenny, here's your question.
Matt Damon plays a secret agent suffering from amnesia
in which 2002 action film?
The Bourne Ultimatum.
-The Bourne Identity!
Wow! Well defended, Harry. Excellent.
The candlestick stays with you.
OK. That is it for round two.
Anne and Brian, you successfully stole the pistol
and this has been added to your collection, alongside the jug,
the book, the boot formers, and the documents.
Michel and Harry, you've not collected any other new items
but you do still have the table, the sugar caster, the candlestick,
the jelly mould and the clock.
Rita and Jenny, you said goodbye to your pistol but you have managed
to keep the bust, the cloth cutter, the writing slope, and the toy.
And for one team, 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.
Natasha has been keeping tabs.
So, Natasha, who's leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first today is, Fern...
..Jenny and Rita. Ladies, I'm so sorry.
-We thought so.
-Well, I am so sorry, Jenny and Rita.
You have four very good lots in your collection
but, before we let you go, we've got to find out
about those lots that are leaving the game with you.
So, Natasha, what do you make of their collection?
Let's go through the bust first.
Yeah, well, I loved this lot, as well.
And you just were taken by him, as soon as you saw him, weren't you?
-He's got that real Art Deco angular appeal.
Brian, you spotted that the material was likely plaster.
So, it's not really a bronze, or a precious metal, or anything.
-What it's got going for it is style.
But its value is only £150.
-So not hugely valuable.
-OK, he's gone, what's next?
-Next up is a writing slope.
Michel, you described it as bling, didn't you?
You know, it's really high Victorian.
It's gilded, it's illustrated and signed.
We have the original bottles for the ink, which is lovely.
And there was a bit of a toss-up between you
because none of you could decide if it was Mont Saint-Michel,
or St Michael's Mount.
So, let me tell you, it's St Michael's Mount.
So, it's a Cornish scene but all this,
does it add up to a highly valued lot?
-£300 it would cost you at auction today.
Next up, look at this toy.
It's interesting, this one, because just like the actual car itself,
this model is powered by a rear mounted engine. So it's quite fun.
So it zips along, just like the real car.
Now, one third of the value, really, is the box.
I think, Jenny, you said you thought it was very valuable
because of the box.
It's more than you would imagine.
Rita, you've done very well, so far, picking these lots.
The last one is the cloth cutter.
Yes, and this had everyone going when you all looked at it.
This really revolutionised cloth making, tailoring,
suit making, in particular.
Because this machine
could really get through 20 layers, or so, of material.
You can see this in a dressmaker's shop window.
You can see it in a photo shoot, something like that.
It's now a fancy prop but does it have a fancy price?
-Not much more than the car. £450.
Well, the total value of Jenny and Rita's collection was what?
The losing value today was £1,300.
You were spotting good things but, Rita and Jenny,
it is time to say goodbye to you
and bring the hammer down on your time here.
But thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
I think the top lot might be the candlestick.
It's quite early but there is only one of it.
Yeah, I'd go for the candlestick.
The two unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game.
So let's quickly find out from Natasha what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game?
Well, here we go.
Medicine bottles. Here they are.
Now, these were widely disregarded
but they are genuine 1930s chemist's bottles.
It's not the condition of the bottle,
it's not the colour of the bottle, but it's what's on the label
because, here, we've got soothing ointments
and what you really want on valuable bottles is poison!
You want the real dastardly stuff.
£80. Still not the bottom lot, though.
No. Far from it.
And the final lot on the grid is The Goonies prop.
Movie memorabilia is pretty big at auction.
We can tell you exactly when it was made,
for what it was made, by whom it was, you know, felt.
And, of course, The Goonies is all about finding treasure on a ship
and here you've got something that's made to look like a doubloon,
which is, of course, a bit of treasure.
-Now, it's just a bit of gilded metal but with that provenance...
-It's getting towards four figures.
It's worth £750.
We now know that the bottom lot and the top lot are still in the game.
Just two pairs of contestants left before we go any further.
So Natasha is going to give you another fact
about a lot of your choice.
Anne, what lot do you need to know about?
Well, I do like the look of the sugar caster
and I would love to know a bit more about its history.
The sugar caster, Natasha.
Now, the hallmarks on this are a little rubbed,
so, although it is hard to tell exactly,
this unusually large sugar caster seems to date from 1930.
The city marks are for London
and it's actually a copy of an 18th-century design.
So, although it is 20th century,
that large size is an 18th-century model.
And large it is, and also solid silver.
We all know that when it comes to precious metal, size matters.
Michel, what would you like to know more about?
I'm going to ask about the jug with the cyclist.
Yes, Michel, Harry, where sport meets art.
It's an Art Nouveau Royal Doulton Lambeth stoneware lemonade jug.
It's decorated in relief with three different cycling scenes.
That's what makes it special.
Road, military, and path cycling.
It's made around 1900. So, Art Nouveau period.
It's also got borders of classic tube-lined Art Nouveau flowers
A combination of two very collectable things,
Doulton and sport.
And, more specifically, it's that cycling that has really
surged in popularity in recent years.
So, cycling, lemonade, Doulton,
what could that do to the value? You decide.
Very good. Well, those are all the facts available to you.
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, "Films starring Jennifer Lawrence"
you might say, Brian, Winter's Bone.
You might say, Harry, American Hustle,
and then Hunger Games and so on.
Now, if you fail to give an answer
or if you repeat an answer, or you give a wrong answer,
you lose that category and the opponent's Picker
will be able to steal a lot from 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 has the most valuable collection at the moment?
I can reveal to you that the team that currently has
the more valuable collection is...
-..Anne and Brian. Well done!
OK, Brian, you will start us off and the first category is...
Brian, can I have an answer, please?
Brian, that's incorrect.
Man City were at Maine Road, now they are at the Etihad.
So, you could have had Carrow Road,
Liberty Stadium, Vicarage Road,
Stadium Of Light, etc, etc.
Michel, your chance to steal.
I'm going to go for the book.
Michel, the book is yours. Stolen from Anne and Brian's collection.
Harry, here's your category.
Harry, can I have an answer?
It's an alternative name for Belarus. Well done.
Brian, I'm so sorry. Incorrect. We can't except that.
Did you mean Turkmenistan?
-I'm so sorry.
You could have had Estonia, Latvia, Moldova!
So, Michel, you can steal from Anne and Brian again.
OK. I like the jug.
The jug is yours.
Anne, that's painful, isn't it?
You liked the jug, didn't you?
I liked that jug!
One last category to answer and, Brian, you go first.
Play this well and you could snatch something back, OK?
The category is...
Are you a Downton fan, Brian?
-Harry, are you?
-This is going to be great!
-This is going to be good!
All right, Brian, you go first.
Can you give me an answer?
Mrs Bates? That's the best thing I've got to go for.
I'm so sorry, I can't accept that.
There is an Anna but she is Mrs Bates.
She's Anna Bates, so actually you have repeated an answer.
You could have had Baxter, Daisy, Mr Carson!
We're going to go with the boot formers.
The boot formers, they are yours.
That's 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's got the most valuable collection?
I can reveal now the team with the more valuable collection,
and therefore the winners of today's show...
Michel and Harry, you are today's winners.
-You're in front.
Well done, with a whopping eight lots in your collection,
congratulations, but commiserations to Anne and Brian.
You didn't create the more valuable collection, but before we say
goodbye to you, shall we find out what the lots you have are worth?
Starting with the documents,
I'm rather hoping this is Cold War spy stuff.
Earlier than that, actually.
First of all, there's a sort of noble connection
that I'm sure most of you spotted.
These are all filled with bank documents relating
to the first Duke of Sutherland,
so we're in the late Victorian period, around the 1880s or so.
It's not very exciting ephemera -
bank receipts, lists, all things like that.
Now, the state of the briefcase really belies the fact
that the first Duke of Sutherland and his family in the 1880s
were one of the richest landowners in the whole of the United Kingdom.
Was this one of today's richest lots?
Let me tell you, it was almost the richest lot.
It is worth £1,500,
this attache of documents, so well done for choosing that,
you knew it had a good value, I guess.
And the second lot is the pistol?
You did spot that it's a flintlock pistol
and you thought, Anne, probably about the 1850s or so.
Well, you're right that it's 19th century.
Of course, the flintlock pistol's from the 17th century,
it was designed in the 1600s by Marin le Bourgeoys,
probably terrible pronunciation, Michel, I hope that's OK.
-But, you know, all sorts of armoury and weaponry
is very saleable at auction.
-Again, we are in four figures.
This pistol is worth £2,000.
£2,000, so a grand total of 3,500 for a losing lot.
It's not so bad, is it, Fern?
That is incredible but it is time to bring the hammer down
on your collection, I'm afraid,
but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Downton Abbey I know, from my sister-in-law's point of view,
it's one of her favourite programmes,
but I think Brian takes the opportunity to go out when it's on.
But never mind!
Well done, Michel and Harry.
You built the most valuable collection
and you are today's winners.
And now all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
All you have to do is choose one of your items
and we'll give you its value in cash.
You may have gathered that in your collection you have the top lot
and the bottom lot, so pick carefully.
I think the jelly mould could be worthless, what do you think?
Yeah, I'm happy with that, I think we should not pick the clock either.
The book is a first edition, it's high on my list.
-The table I know is nice, it's decorative,
but I don't think it's top notch Ottoman stuff.
The sugar caster is too recent,
the candlestick is 1700s and it's the best kind of silver.
The boot formers, I think I will leave them.
The jug is very nice
but it's not nice enough to put in your living room.
So top three are for me the middle column.
What does your gut say, Michel?
-I'm going to say candlestick.
OK, before we tell you what it's worth, Natasha,
please can you tell us the value of the lots they have rejected?
We'll start with our boot formers.
They're late Victorian, of course, they're wooden, as we can see.
They kept your riding boots shapely
and the reason why you wanted to do that is
because leather was so expensive in the Victorian era,
but leather boots, boot formers, which has the higher value?
Probably the leather boots because these were only worth 40 quid.
And next up we have our table.
Michel, you were quite insistent this was an Ottoman item
but in fact it's 19th-century Indian.
It's a folding table, of course,
and wood is a bit of a perishable material
but this is an Indian hardwood,
so its durability is really tied up with its appeal here,
but the prices go up and down with these things
and at the moment it's on a bit of a downer,
And next we have the sugar caster.
Now, Fern, this caught everyone's eye.
The size does help it because it's a precious metal
but it doesn't really elevate it to that 18th-century echelon.
So, a nice big lump of silver,
-Next up is this jug.
Poor Anne, you broke her heart when you stole this jug from her.
Do you know what? I love Lambeth.
Those cycling motifs, how unusual!
It's for lemonade, but believe me, it's a pretty valuable lot,
OK, the next lot is the clock.
How can a Frenchman turn down a French carriage clock?
It's a 19th-century brass carriage clock.
It's got that typical handle on the top, the swan-shaped handle.
It's a striking carriage clock but not a repeater
and it's the repeaters that tend to make a little bit more money.
But, boys, this is still a four-figure lot.
-It's actually worth £1,000.
Still not the top lot.
OK, the jelly mould.
Kitchenalia has had a bit of a boom,
but if you wanted a really valuable one, you'd be looking for a maker,
and that maker would be Benham and Froud,
and thankfully, this was not by that maker
and well spotted.
-Today's worthless lot.
Well done! The bottom lot has gone.
This is the last lot.
The Enid Blyton first edition.
And you really thought over this one.
However, the condition is not great
and when you want a first edition book, you want perfect condition,
but these are rare beasts
and people love Enid Blyton.
There is a huge surge in the nostalgia market.
Just look at that picture on the front, it could not be
more nostalgic, it could not be more idyllic, and it conjures up
a time when everything was just picture perfect.
And even in this imperfect condition...
It's our top lot.
£2,500, and you dismissed it,
as a tatty old reed, but you did have an inkling, didn't you?
You thought it might be.
-I didn't want it as the top lot, my choice.
-You did, you chose.
-I didn't want it.
-You'll roll with the punches, will you?
Michel and Harry, you picked the candlestick
and it's time for you both to join me
to take a closer look at your candlestick and see
if we can tempt you with our mystery lot,
which may be worth a lot of money.
So, you may be confident that you have chosen a good lot,
a lot of great worth, but before we tell you its value
we are going to tempt you with the mystery lot.
Would you please reveal?
Let me show you.
-Lovely needlework, wouldn't you say?
But what exactly was it used for?
Is it an oversized pincushion?
Is it a kneeler, for saying your prayers in church?
And more importantly, does it even matter?
It's beautifully inlaid in the wood there.
Most likely, although we can't say 100% for sure,
it's most likely designed by the great avant-garde Georgian
furniture designer, George Bullock,
who frustratingly never signed his work,
but just having the association with that name
is what gives it its value.
1804, George went into business with a looking-glass maker
by the name of William Stokes.
The success of the business meant that he could move to London
and he even exhibited at the Royal Academy at Somerset House,
and he even undertook furniture commissions from Sir Walter Scott
and for the Government,
interestingly, perhaps for you, Michel,
to provide furnishings for Napoleon's exile to St Helena.
But let's come back to our little mystery right here.
What is it and therefore what is it worth?
You must decide.
They are of similar age.
-This one's precious metal.
-Can I touch?
By all means you can touch.
I now regret not listening to you a bit more.
I never listen. You said one of a pair.
I think you said three times, "Cheaper than the pair."
-That's a shame.
-It's not in perfect condition.
There's this moulding here that doesn't go all the way round.
-We don't know what for.
Marquetry looks reasonably nice but too much damage.
So all that's left is for you to decide whether to stick with
the candlestick or dump it in favour of the mystery lot.
What would you like to do?
I'll stick with the candlestick.
Harry, do you agree?
-I'm happy to listen to Michel.
You're going with the candlestick
but how much have you rejected in the mystery lot?
-All the mystery that shrouds this,
I can't believe you didn't walk dangerously.
Take a little walk on the wild side
and think this could be special.
I couldn't convince you.
The Royal Academy connection,
it's got real history.
I love it! We just don't know what it is
but I do know what it's worth.
The mystery lot is worth...
So, Natasha, what about the value of the lot they have chosen,
this beautiful candlestick?
Beautiful indeed, designed by Cafe,
but I've really got to emphasise the fact that of all those lots
you had in your collection, you chose one single candlestick.
Let me put you out of your misery.
You're rubbing this in, come on, let's do it!
You threw away £600...
..but, gents, you're taking home...
£500, not too bad.
Enid Blyton is laughing, isn't she?
She is! Congratulations, the pair of you.
You've been fantastic contestants,
so, today, Michel and Harry are going home with £500,
which I hope you'll enjoy.
Natasha, wonderful as ever and I look forward very much
to seeing you again next time
when three more teams will be playing For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then. Goodbye.
The book. I'm afraid I will never read this author!
But it was nice.
We had it in our top two, but...
-I owe you two grand!