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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
where a cash prize waits for the smartest quizzers
and the sharpest antique shoppers.
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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
So, here are today's lots for your consideration.
16 different antiques and collectables.
an ink stand,
a jade squirrel,
a whiskey noggin,
and a stamp.
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.
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.
First up, we have Janet and Stewart, who are a husband and wife team
from Hornsea in East Yorkshire.
Janet, you are the picker for the team.
Why are you interested in antiques and collectables?
Well, Fern, apart from being an antique myself,
or almost, I'm really into collecting porcelain Dalmatians.
I need 101
and I'm at 79 at the moment
and I try never to pay more than £2 for one of them.
And, Stewart, when you first met I know there was something
about Janet that really impressed you, that she had in her handbag.
Most women, I think, have a lipstick, a compact...
I'm showing my age again,
but this was a bed spanner
that you dismantled an old iron bed with
and there was a little hacksaw, so...
-..I was a bit like that.
Why did you have a bed spanner and a hacksaw?
One never knows when one might need one.
No, well, you are quite right. Have you ever actually needed them?
-Oh. I won't even ask why.
Anyway, Stewart and Janet, you are our first team
-and you are very welcome to the show.
-Thank you, Fern.
Let's welcome team two, Colin and Geoff, who are friends from Devon.
Welcome to the both of you.
Colin, you're picking the antiques today
and I believe you haven't actually known each other for very long.
Geoff is a husband of my wife's friend.
So why did you come together as a team today?
Actually, Colin, do you know anything about antiques?
I know a little bit. I'm more a film memorabilia person.
Star Wars or James Bond, they are my passions, really.
-Now, Geoff, I understand you are not much of an antiques hunter...
..but you are hoping to unearth that rare gem
that means that you can retire.
-Well, that would be a good idea.
What are you actually looking for, The Holy Grail?
If at all possible. Anything. I'm not fussed.
But you are a good quizzer.
That remains to be seen.
So, they hardly know each other, he's not sure he's a good quizzer
and anything to do with Star Wars, I don't think we have got today.
OK, this is a looking good for...
Everyone loves an underdog, don't they?
We love you already. Thank you very much for being here.
And last but not least we have Tammy and Peter,
who are work colleagues from Torquay. Hello to you both.
-Can I ask you, have you been on any dates together?
Yes. We went to the Sparkle Ball in Torquay.
The Sparkle Ball in Torquay?
So, is there romance brewing?
I don't know, Fern. Have to wait and see.
I think it's quite fun. I'm quite sure there is or should be.
Anyway, maybe by the end of the show.
Thank you both indeed, Tammy and Peter.
Earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the wonderful from the woeful?
Let's have a look.
-Let's see what we've got.
I'm going to put on my magic spectacles.
-It doesn't mean anything to me.
There's a lot of these about.
Now this, this is by Asprey as well.
It's got nothing on the bottom and it's tat. Let's move on.
See, I look at that and straight away I would think, "tat".
Ooh, glass. I love glass.
I wish I'd have brought my glass.
I like that. That, I like.
It's nice. It's neat. It's complete.
It's got to be Victorian, hasn't it? It's got to be.
Let me look around it. Sorry.
Hachoir. A hatchet. A French hatchet.
I don't know if it was something else
and then they made it into that.
An old radio.
So this is one of the first phones.
It says it there. Revophone. OK.
What does this remind you of? If I found it in a cooker.
Oh, Del Boy.
I'd put that about 50, 60.
Oh, that's luscious, isn't it?
I like that. I'd say that was Art Deco.
They made similar things to these in the '60s,
trying to look like an old piece.
Look at the detail. Would it have ever been a functioning toy?
Cos I could see my six-year-old smashing that up in about five minutes.
Is that soapstone?
I don't know, actually.
Jade used to be worth a fortune.
That's one of the things that's probably middle range.
It's just pieces of mother-of-pearl and gilt.
No, it's not got anything on it. Actually, that looks well tacky.
-Yeah, a very good camera.
Oh, who's it by?
Unless a camera is very special,
I don't think they are very collectable.
A Penny Black, which is quite a rare stamp.
Yeah, so it's been used, so I'm going to put that down
because if it's used it's probably not valuable.
Turn-of-the-century, do we think on that?
A calling card or is it playing cards?
Here's my hand.
-The one I was born with in my mouth.
-Are you any good at silver markings or hallmarks?
Number three, silver.
-Number two, painting.
Number one, the seal.
-Yeah, definitely the camera.
And you like the pocket watch, don't you?
Ink stand, the toy and the fan.
And the worthless item?
-The cream jug.
Joining me is our resident antiques expert, David Harper.
How has the valuation been arrived at, David?
It is me and an independent valuer.
We examine the objects and we agree, teams, the hammer price.
This is the price that we would expect something to make
in an auction environment on the hammer.
-But it doesn't include the auction costs.
As well as those little treasures,
we have our mystery lot hidden under the shroud of mystery.
It's poised to be uncovered at the end of the show
to tempt our winners.
It could be priceless or worth peanuts.
We will be unveiling it later, but for now,
it is time for Round 1.
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.
But beware, buzz in incorrectly
and you'll be frozen out of the next question. So, fingers on buzzers.
Question number one.
Which of Disney's seven dwarfs wears glasses?
It is Doc. Correct.
Colin, you get first pick.
I'm going to go for the seal, I think, please.
That is coming into your collection right now.
It starts you off very nicely.
In which cue sport might a Long Jenny be played?
Well done. Tammy, your pick.
The ink stand, please, Fern.
-The ink stand. It's yours.
There we go. Starting off your collection.
What name is given to a large, slow-moving river of ice?
-It is glacier. Colin, your pick.
I think we're going to go for the jade squirrel, please.
The jade squirrel.
And that goes into your collection.
Which historic American document
was signed in 1776 by Benjamin Franklin?
-Declaration of Independence.
Correct. The whole question is,
which historic American document was signed in 1776 by Benjamin Franklin?
-I think we'll go with the painting.
-The painting is yours.
Your collection is building up now.
Who beat Brazil 7-1 in...
Yes. Who beat Brazil 7-1 in the semifinal of the 2014 Fifa World Cup?
The answer is Germany. Well done.
-The stamp, please.
-The stamp is yours.
I think Geoff is a bit of a ringer.
He said he wasn't quite sure about being a quizzer.
-Yeah, he's got me confused, that's for sure.
OK, question six.
Which female singer joined Mel Gibson
in the film Mad Max Beyond...?
It was Tina Turner.
Mel Gibson in the film Mad Max Beyond The Thunderdome.
The answer is, indeed, Tina Turner.
Tammy, have a choice.
-Can I please take the pocket watch, Fern?
The pocket watch is coming to you now.
Good. Question seven.
Charles Dickens is buried in which section of Westminster Abbey?
Poets' Corner. Colin, what would you like?
Here we go again. I'll have the camera, please.
The camera is coming to you right now. There you go.
What is our primary natural source of UV radiation?
It is the sun. Tammy.
It's yours. There it is in your collection.
With the release of a new album in 2015,
which artist broke the USA's one-week sales record...?
He got it, he got it, he got it, he got it.
OK. With the release of a new album in 2015,
which artist broke the USA's one-week sales record,
selling 3.38 million copies?
You are quite right, it is Adele.
Janet, what would you like?
Could I have the fan, please?
You certainly can have the fan.
There it goes into your collection.
Who was elected UK Labour Party leader on 21 July...?
Geoff, I'm sorry, that's incorrect.
The question is, who was elected UK Labour Party leader on 21 July 1994?
The answer is Tony Blair.
So let's have a little round-up of what we've got.
Stewart and Janet, you have the fan.
Geoff and Colin, you have the seal, the jade squirrel, the painting,
the stamp and the camera.
Peter and Tammy, you have the ink stand,
the bowl and the pocket watch. All very interesting.
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 their choice.
These snippets of information should give you vital clues
about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
You can choose one of yours,
one of theirs or something that is still up on the grid.
Janet, let's start with you. Which lot would you like to hear about?
-Could I hear about the toy, please, David?
-David, the toy.
This is a German toy stagecoach and horses
from the 1940s made by Elastolin,
who began by making toy military figures including
a range of well-known German figures, Kaiser Wilhelm
and Hitler amongst many others.
But non-military items are rarer.
The stagecoach is a composite toy need from sawdust,
glue and clay, all mixed together and then moulded over wire,
finished by hand with the painting.
This little stagecoach has obviously been very well played with,
but it's still pretty rare.
So, what does that all mean for its value?
-Colin, what would you like to know more about?
-The seal, please.
-The seal, which is in your collection?
-David, the seal.
So, this seal is made of brass and mother-of-pearl
and dates to the late 19th century.
A seal is a device for making an impression in wax, clay or paper
with the original purpose being to authenticate documents.
So there you have it,
it's in your collection. Does that help you value it?
-Tammy, what would you like to know more about?
-The pocket watch.
Which is in your collection. The pocket watch, David.
So this pocket watch was made by Charles Stone of Liverpool in 1821.
It features a Bilston enamel face
showing Dudley Castle and what a mix!
Three good old English manufacturing cities coming together
to create one beautiful thing.
If you open the watch up, you will notice that it comes with some
of the fragile watch repair papers, giving its full service history.
You've got the info, what's it worth?
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.
Three more lots are now available to each pair and this time,
pickers, you target a lot, and quizzers, you then try
and secure it by answering a question correctly.
But in this round, the lots come with their own question categories.
Let's have a look at them.
So, for example, if you targeted the toy, your quizzer would have to
answer a question either on landmarks or Oscar winners.
Janet and Stewart, you are up first, so Janet, what's your lot?
-Could I have the toy, please, Fern?
OK, Stewart, do you want a question on Oscar winners or landmarks?
-I'll go with landmarks, please, Fern.
-OK, here's your question.
Arthur's Seat is the tallest peak of a dormant volcano
which overlooks which UK city?
-Cornwall. I'm so sorry, that's incorrect.
It is Edinburgh.
Colin and Geoff. Colin, take your pick.
-I'd like the spoon.
-Geoff, the periodic table or French painters?
OK, Geoff, here you go.
Impression Sunrise is an 1872 painting by which famous artist?
-It is Claude Monet. Congratulations. Very good.
Colin, the spoon is on its way into your collection.
Now, Tammy, what would you like?
-The radio. So, Peter, how are you on soap operas or cocktails?
-I'll take soap operas please.
-Soap operas. Here's your question.
Hugely popular in the 1980s,
which American soap opera had a spin-off called Knots Landing?
I think that's Dynasty.
Oh, it's the other one. Dallas.
So, the radio stays on the grid. Janet, back to you.
-What would you like?
-Could I go for the radio, please, Fern?
Yes, you can.
Stewart, soap operas or cocktails?
-I'll take soap operas this time, Fern, please.
Here's your question.
Which British soap opera is set in the postcode area E20?
The only one I can think of, and I might as well say it, is EastEnders?
Correct. Well done. Janet, the radio is yours. There it goes.
Colin, what would you like?
-I think we'll go for the toy, please.
-Geoff, Oscar winners or landmarks?
-I'll go for landmarks, please.
Landmarks, here we go. In which city is the CN Tower?
Toronto. The toy is staying on the grid.
Tammy, what would you like?
-Peter, is it poetry or cocktails for you?
I'll try cocktails.
Here we go.
A Kir Royale cocktail is made by combining champagne
with what flavoured liqueur?
The hachoir stays on the grid.
OK, teams, your collections are growing.
There is one last lot available to each team.
This time, you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try and steal an antique
that is in a rival team's collection.
Pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category.
Do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something else?
-I would like the ink stand, please.
-The ink stand.
It belongs to Peter and Tammy.
Peter, you get to choose a category of question for Stewart.
Any category that you now see on the board.
-I'll go for the periodic table, please, Fern.
-Here we go, Stewart.
Your question is this.
Which Russian scientist is widely credited with formulating
the periodic table?
Well, he was a friend of this guy, I'm sure(!)
-He lived next door from him.
-That is incorrect.
The man who is credited with it is Dmitri Mendeleev.
Peter, very well defended.
Sadly, Janet, you did not get the ink stand.
Colin, what are going to do, something on the grid or steal?
-No, I'm going to pinch the pocket watch.
Tammy and Peter, you've got a lot of defending going on.
-Peter, choose a category of question for Geoff, please.
-I'll try poetry.
Which Greek poet is credited with penning the Iliad and the Odyssey?
-It is Homer. Congratulations.
Oh, the pocket watch is leaving you, Tammy and Peter.
There it goes, it's going into Geoff and Colin's collection.
Tammy, would you like to steal something from someone else
or would you like to take something from the grid?
I would like my pocket watch back, please, thank you.
-Easy come, easy go.
-Geoff, pick a question category please for Peter.
-Oh, periodic table.
-Oh, this is getting ugly now.
By what name is the group containing fluorine, chlorine and iodine known?
-Ah, incorrect, I'm sorry. It's halogens.
Very well defended, though, Geoff. You still keep that pocket watch.
So let's now see where we stand.
Stewart and Janet, you have the fan and the radio.
Geoff and Colin, you have the seal, the spoon, the jade squirrel,
the painting, the stamp, the pocket watch and the camera.
Peter and Tammy, you have the ink stand and the bowl.
That is it for Round 2 and for one team, it is the end of the road.
We have calculated the combined value of your items
and the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game, too.
David has been keeping tabs, so David, who is leaving us first?
Oh, my gosh!
Fern, I can reveal that the pair leaving us first today is...
-It's Janet and Stewart.
-I think we guessed.
-Stewart and Janet, we've had a fantastic day with you.
But before you leave,
-we want to find out what your lot are worth, don't we?
-Here we go. Shall we start with the radio, David?
-Let's do that.
This is a crystal radio receiver, chaps.
It dates to the very early days of radio.
It's also referred to as a crystal set or a cat's whiskers receiver.
A fascinating thing. No power source at all.
Amazingly, it feeds off the radio waves themselves.
So, very early 20th century, worth only £40.
OK, moving on.
19th-century fans are very collected and they were incredibly popular
right up to the early part of the 20th century.
This is a really good example, because of its quality
-and its condition, well chosen, £600.
So, the full value of Stewart and Janet's collection is?
You know what? Not bad at all. Full value, well done, £640.
So, Janet and Stewart, sorry to see you go
but it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection.
Thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Thank you very much, Fern.
Thank you, Fern.
-He needs to exercise his buzzer finger!
-And my knowledge.
Your knowledge is all right, but he wasn't quick enough on the buzzer.
After a bit of discussion, we think the top lot is the ink stand.
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?
Oh, my gosh, let's just have a look at that.
Why didn't anyone choose it?
It's a whisky noggin, but can you see how we've spelt whiskey with an E?
That refers to an Irish whiskey noggin.
That is a really pretty thing.
Silver hallmarked on the top, 1908,
so it's Edwardian, so it's got some age.
Collectors all over the world go crazy for these things,
particularly with an Irish connection.
But it's not the top lot, it's not the bottom lot, it's worth £100.
-What's the next lot?
-The next one is our very pretty toy.
Germany was known for making the very best in children's toys.
This is a really good example from the 1940s.
Don't you love the horses on wheels? It's a lovely, lovely object.
In well-worn condition, but even in that condition, it's worth £150.
Next is the silver card case.
In its original case as well, made by a very good maker, Samuel Morden,
dated about 1881.
In absolutely pristine condition
and in the antiques business, that is
a really good piece of stock because you've got the quality,
you've got the aesthetic design. It's very fashionable now
and its original carrying box is amazing.
What's that worth?
-OK. Next please?
Tammy, you like this, this is the hachoir.
It's French, it is late 19th century.
It is exquisite, bearing in mind it's just for preparing food.
-Still, decent value, £500.
Tammy, I would imagine that you are a lady of style and sophistication?
-But didn't you like this?
I flippantly dismissed it at the beginning and went, tat!
Well, that early 19th-century black cream jug is worthless. Well done!
Oh, well done!
A number of interesting lots have left us there
but as you have seen, the bottom lot has gone and more importantly,
the top lot is still in play, but who's got it?
So, just two pairs of contestants are left.
Before we go any further,
David is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Colin, what lot would you like to know about?
Just because I like the look of it, the jade item please.
-The jade squirrel, David?
-OK, Colin, here we go.
This tiny creature is indeed a squirrel.
It is carved from Chinese jade.
It is a hard stone found throughout China
and dates to the Qing Dynasty who ruled from 1644 to 1912.
So this little fellow is really difficult to date.
It's always been seen as a status symbol so quite often,
it's a case of the bigger, Colin, the better.
What's it worth?
Tammy, your choice now.
I think I would like for you to tell me about the camera, please.
The camera from Geoff and Colin's collection, David.
Tell us something about that.
So, 90 years ago, a camera was launched that was destined
to change the face of photography.
The camera was a Leica 1 model A
and was the brainchild of Oscar Barnack.
He soon began work on a movie camera for use with 35mm film,
the standard movie gauge at the time.
It became apparent, however, that what he had actually created
was a miniature still camera,
known today as the Er Leica.
He realised the potential and soon
the Leica 1 was being mass produced and it sold in its thousands.
Tammy, this is one of them.
A Leica 1 Model A dating to around 1926.
Well, those are all the facts that are available to you,
so it is 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.
So, for example, if I say name me some pizzas,
Peter might say, "Margarita", Geoff might say, "Hawaiian"
and then Peter would say, "Pepperoni" and so on.
If you fail to give an answer or if you repeat
an answer or give a wrong answer, you lose that category and
the opponents' picker will be able to steal a lot from your collection.
So this round is all about defending what you've got
as well as pilfering your opponents' lots.
Remember, one high-priced lot could be more valuable than
your opponents' entire collection.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point go first,
so, David, who is that?
I can reveal the team who currently has the most valuable collection is
Colin and Geoff.
Geoff, you'll start us off and the first category is
the 50 Highest Grossing Films.
This list has been adjusted for inflation.
This means that we are not just looking for modern films.
A million-dollar film made in the 1950s was a much higher
achievement than it is today.
Geoff, could you give me an answer?
Return of the Jedi.
Gone With The Wind.
ET The Extra-Terrestrial.
Saturday Night Fever.
Geoff, that is incorrect. It is not on the list.
You could have had
Bambi, Home Alone,
The Dark Knight, The Sound Of Music, amongst others.
you get to steal from Colin and Geoff's collection.
What are you going for?
I'd like my pocket watch back.
The pocket watch is coming back to you right now.
Peter, here is your category.
Best In Show Winners At Crufts.
We are looking for dog breeds that have won
the Best In Show prize at Crufts
since the award was first given in 1928.
Peter, give me an answer.
Peter, that is incorrect.
A golden retriever is not on the list
but you could have had Labrador retriever,
a German Shepherd,
a pointer, a bulldog, and an English cocker spaniel, amongst others.
Which means, Colin, what do you want from Tammy and Peter's collection?
-You know what's coming now.
I would like our watch back, thank you very much.
Your watch is coming back to you. Here it goes.
-The most fought over watch in British history.
This is the final category question and, Geoff, you are to start first.
Here it is.
Countries of the world beginning with S.
Out of time.
Oh, that was a hard one.
You could have had
Well, now, Tammy,
is there anything at all that's caught your eye
in Geoff and Colin's collection?
Hm? Let me see.
Yes, I think I might as well keep up the game
and I'll take the pocket watch.
I just want to know now.
The pocket watch is yours.
Geoff and Colin, let's just remind ourselves what you have.
The seal, the spoon, the jade squirrel,
the painting, the stamp
and the camera.
Peter and Tammy, you have got the ink stand, the pocket watch
and the bowl.
So who has the most valuable collection?
Well, we will soon determine which team is victorious.
It is time now to find out who they are.
Who are today's winners, David?
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show are...
It's Colin and Geoff.
Congratulations and well played,
but huge commiserations to Tammy and Peter.
You did so well and that blooming pocket watch
going backwards and forwards.
But you didn't create a valuable enough collection.
However, before we say goodbye,
we must find out what each of your lots is valued at.
Let's start with the bowl, David.
Yeah, it's Art Deco.
It's bang on there. Your 1920s, 1930s.
It's very glamorous.
It's got the right shape. It's got the right look.
20th-century pieces are really on fire.
That's a really pretty example.
It was worth £80.
Now then. The ink well.
It's a Georgian-designed ink stand,
made and hallmarked for 1909.
But the big thing, it has the company name of Asprey.
This is delicious quality.
It's terribly upmarket
and it has a terribly upmarket value.
-£1,250. Well done.
-Then, Fern, we move on...
-The pocket watch.
-..to the pocket watch.
Everybody wants the pocket watch. What a scrap.
It's a lovely thing.
It's earlier on in the 19th century.
This thing, interestingly, was made in Liverpool.
Liverpool was a massive area of watch production
before the Americans came in and literally flattened it
with bringing in cheap watches.
This was never a cheap watch.
It's a very good pocket watch
and it's got lots of things going for it.
And you all spotted it, so well done.
Tammy, you got it back in the end, so I think that's a result.
And you know what?
-It's worth £300.
So, you've collected
-£1,630 worth. Well done.
-Very well done.
Tammy and Peter, it is time, though, to bring the hammer down
on your collection, but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
I didn't get enough questions right
and you can't really do a lot if you don't get to pick your items.
No, I did really good at my picking, so that's what went wrong. Peter.
Well done, Colin and Geoff.
You have 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 pick a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
And, as you will surely have worked out,
the top lot is hiding somewhere in your collection.
But can you spot it?
I still think the camera.
You see, I don't like the camera. We're never going to agree on it.
-You think the seal?
Even though it's brass and mother-of-pearl, who's it belong to?
-Yes, who is the seal for?
-That's the thing.
I'm more inclined to go for the jade than the silver.
-Right, we'll go with the jade purely because it's simplistic.
Your final decision is?
-The jade. Well done.
So, you have chosen the jade squirrel,
but before we tell you what it's worth,
David is going to tell us the value of the lots you have rejected.
Right, boys, let's start with the little black stamp.
This is an example of the famous Penny Black.
The first mass-produced stamp in history.
Introduced in 1840.
They produced multimillions,
so condition is everything.
-Good. We're glad he's gone.
-Feeling a bit of relief?
OK, moving on. Now, then, this is by a very well-known painter
called Ernest Crofts, who was born in 1847
and exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1875.
More known for his military pictures, so this is a bit rarer.
It is original. It is utterly delicious
and it is worth a whopping
-Now then, the camera.
It is very rare. Not very many of them really have survived
in that condition,
so it's got everything going for it.
It has a mighty value.
So, Colin, if you were on your own, would you have chosen the seal?
-Yes, I probably might have gone for that.
Geoff, if Colin was responsible for making the choice
and he went with the seal,
I can tell you, Colin,
you would have chosen something worth
-So far, so good again.
-We're doing all right, aren't we? Next.
Let's move on to something that nobody spoke about again.
It's a spoon. It's silver.
It's quite a sweet thing. It's got that fig-shaped bowl
and the hexagonal stem.
It's very plain but it is hallmarked. You mentioned that.
It's marked on the back IB.
That's an Elizabethan spoon.
But it's not Elizabeth II.
It's Elizabeth I.
Made by a chap called William Cordell.
It's hallmarked for 1589.
That spoon, chaps,
the spoon that you took no notice of
is worth, Fern,
-I hate that spoon.
I've gone off it, I must say, but, Colin and Geoff,
come and join me to take a closer look at your jade squirrel
and see as well, if we can tempt you with our mystery lot,
which may be worth more.
There is your little squirrel made of jade.
It is rather beautiful.
-Small and beautifully formed.
-It is that.
So, you may be confident that your choice is worth a tidy sum
but before we tell you its value,
we're going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
-David, would you reveal?
-I certainly will.
I bet you can't guess what this is.
This is an Elizabeth II 1953 Coronation ceremony chair.
It has an oak frame and the seat and back are upholstered in velvet
with gold brocade border and the Queen's ER monogram.
Tellingly, it has a number 16 metal plaque at the top rail
and, together with accompanying invite certificate,
proves that this chair was one of those used at the actual
coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
on 2 June 1953. That chair.
Now, after the ceremony, chaps,
the dignitaries were able to purchase the chair with
the profits going towards the cost of the ceremony,
which is brilliant.
The owner of this chair did exactly that.
He was the Honourable Mr Justice Finnemore, High Court judge
and he became famous for presiding over the notorious Christie
murder trial in 1953
for which the defendant hanged.
That's a lot of information for you guys, now,
to calculate, is it worth more than your little piece of jade?
Well, instinct told me that that coronation chair is numbered
and there might have been a couple of hundred of them there,
but were they all like that or did they get progressively less
ornate as it went further back and, as pretty as that is, I don't know.
I am moving towards the chair.
Where are you going, Geoff?
I quite like the jade in comparison to the chair.
He fought so hard for the jade.
-Never once have you actually agreed on something.
-True married couple.
-And again, that's prettier.
-It doesn't mean it is worth more.
-I want to go with the chair.
-Yeah, we'll go with the chair.
So, Colin and Geoff, you've gone with our mystery lot, the chair.
That means you have won its value in cold, hard cash.
David, please can you tell us
what they have rejected in this lovely jade squirrel?
It's sweet. It's small.
It's Chinese. It's jade.
Chinese and jade are magical words.
The Chinese market is booming.
This thing is not a soft stone.
It's not soapstone. It takes a real artist
to create that, whenever it was created.
It's a thing of amazing beauty
and the Chinese are crazy to buy them back.
That in auction, chaps,
I would predict would sell
-A lot of money.
-Colin, are you feeling a bit wobbly?
I need a seat.
Luckily for you, you've got one.
So, David, put us out of our misery.
Only I know here. Only I know.
-What is the value of this chair?
The value of that chair, because of its importance,
the connection to the Queen,
the coronation, the value is...
-But can I just explain why it's worth £600?
Because I can tell you, as a chair made in 1953,
as nice as it is with the chamfered corners made out of oak,
it's worth not much more than £20 or £40 as a chair.
But we've touched on all this provenance and connections and
historical facts. That's what you're buying with
a chair like that, the provenance.
In this business, it is all about provenance.
I'd still like it at home, though, wouldn't you? Wouldn't you, Colin?
-I think I'd prefer that.
-Oh, really? Yes, that's the problem, isn't it?
Well, well done. It's been fantastic to have you, Colin and Geoff.
Thank you very much indeed. David, have you enjoyed this game?
I've loved it. Two really good players there.
And we look forward to seeing you next time
and we so look forward to seeing you again next time
when three more teams will battle to pick the lot to win the lot
on For What It's Worth.
We will see you then. Goodbye. Fantastic.
I think we have some regrets taking the squirrel, really. Definitely.
We should have fought for that, shouldn't we?
I should've fought for that.
Maybe I should've shouted louder, but I'm no expert.