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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth
three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
In each team is a quizzer,
responsible for answering general knowledge questions,
so that their partner, the picker,
can choose an antique item to add to their collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
So, what are the lots? Let's have a look.
For your consideration we have 16 different antiques and collectables.
the Da Vinci Code suit,
a decorative mask,
a medal and a clock...
an ink well,
a shoe brush,
and a caddie.
Very nice. All very different and 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 will walk away with the
cash equivalent of one of these items,
so you want to go for the top lot.
First up are Jez and Kath, who are a married couple from Lincolnshire.
Welcome to the show, both of you, lovely to have you here.
Kath, you are the picker on your team.
Do you have any particular areas of interest in the world of antiques?
I like antiques in general but I do actually like the Art Deco
and also the Art Nouveau period.
-She's sounding like an expert, Charles.
And sitting next to you is Jez, your husband. Jez, you're the quizzer.
And I understand that you would like to start collecting one particular
type of item, but Kath won't let you?
Yes, the moulds, the jelly moulds or blancmange moulds.
I do like to collect those.
I've got one which is a crock one which I think, that's probably...
I'm not sure, roundabout the 17, 1800s maybe.
-Have you made a jelly in it?
-I have actually, yes.
-And does it come out well?
Well, look, Kath's nodding her agreement there.
Sitting next to you,
we have Scott and Rob who are a married couple from Leicestershire.
It's lovely to have you here, chaps.
Scott, you are the team picker and I gather you are very passionate
about your collections, so what are they?
I collect anything from silver trays,
anything that catches my eyes, paintings, pottery, china...
-You're a magpie?
-Yes, you are.
-Well, sitting next to you is Rob, the quizzer.
You are confident that Scott will spot the winning lot?
Yes, I am, because every time I come home from work,
there is always something waiting for me in a plastic bag
cos he's been out to either an antiques shop or a charity shop
-or something, so, yeah, I have that pleasure every night.
And finally today,
we have Susie and Jane who are friends from East Yorkshire.
Welcome to the show, Susie and Jane.
Jane, you're the picker and what do you collect?
-I've got a collection of chairs.
-Really? That takes up a lot of space.
Some are very small. Some are bigger.
-Collected from very unusual places.
-What's your favourite one?
From a skip.
What is it?
It's just a little brown chair
but I have a, a really nice cushion made from it.
And with you, as the quizzer,
is Susie and you have an interest in old things.
-I've a couple of pews.
Yeah, pews. And a nice monks bench...full of shoes.
-It's a lot of sort of churchy stuff there.
Earlier, our teams did inspect the lots
but could they separate a valuable from the value less?
Oh, this is interesting.
I didn't expect it to be like this. Where do you want to go first?
-Painting, some glassware.
-Don't like him, do you?
-I don't think I'd like that in my lounge.
-It looks almost like a reproduction to me.
-It does, yeah.
-I would say, you know, 80 quid?
-I'd have nowhere to hang that.
Spoon warmer, where would you use a spoon warmer?
-It's well hallmarked.
-It reminds me of a cheap christening gift.
I think that would be valuable enough because of the silver.
Tea caddy, lead lining.
1770 Chippendale. Quite like that.
-I think that's quite Victoriany.
-Boxed in 1881.
-That's what I was going to say.
I was thinking because it's really heavy, isn't it?
-I don't like that at all.
-It's not wood, is it?
-It's been used as a pencil case, whatever it is.
But then is it ivory?
Indian, maybe Moroccan.
The da Vinci code suit with Tom Hanks.
He was in that, wasn't he?
-I don't know.
-It's just a suit, isn't it?
-The film was awful.
I don't know anything about cameras. I'm totally lost.
There's a lot of collectors for cameras.
You'd love that.
-I love the bird, actually.
-I don't know what he is.
-That's too big for a scent bottle, isn't it?
-Oh, there's a thought.
A couple of hundred quid?
These are when you join a golf club and they blackball you, don't they?
There's probably loads of those floating around.
-Let's have a look at the medal.
-No date. Queen Victoria.
-The Boer War.
And that's the defence of Ladysmith.
-Presume it's a Staffordshire Flatback.
-Why do people collect these?
I mean it's ugly, isn't it, it's really ugly but how rare is it?
-No, it's ugly. I don't like...
-I like that.
I'd be very surprised if that's more than a tenner.
-Has that been glued?
-I don't think there's a lot of worth in that.
How much could you get in there?
To me, that just seems modern.
I like that, is that a troika?
-Yeah, it's quite delicate.
-5 to 600 on that one.
-What are our top three?
-And the caddy.
The silver, the tea caddy and that little scent bottle.
The camera, the silver and the troika.
And joining us is our resident antiques expert, the lovely,
Charles Hanson. Charles, what do you make of our pickers here?
I feel a real vibe for having watched you all in that
delightful viewing room. I can see you're all very discerning.
You're quite meticulous so, very good luck to you all.
Now, the art of valuation is interesting.
How did we get to the value that you've put on these?
All the values for each lot have been agreed by myself
and also an independent valuer, based on their hammer price
-which essentially means mid-auction estimate.
As well as those little treasures, we have our mystery lot,
hidden under the shroud of mystery and poised to be uncovered
at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
It could be worthwhile or it could be worthless.
We'll be unveiling it a little bit 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,
if you buzz in incorrectly,
you will be frozen out of the next question, OK?
Quizzers, get the questions right
and your pickers will have the chance to collect the best antiques first.
So, fingers on buzzers, please. Question number one...
The airline Qantas has which animal on its logo?
No, you are frozen out, I'm sorry. It is actually the kangaroo.
Question two. Sugarloaf Mountain overlooks which South American...?
Sugarloaf Mountain overlooks which South American city?
The answer is, Rio de Janeiro.
I'm sorry, Jez and Kath, you're frozen out of this round,
Susie and Jane, you're back in.
In Star Trek, which character was known for saying, "Live long and...?"
Yes. The full question is, "In Star Trek which character was known for
"saying, 'Live long and prosper'?" And the answer is, Mr Spock.
Well done, Rob, and Scott,
you are the first person to pick a lot from the grid.
OK, I think I'm going to go with the decorative mask first of all.
Really? The decorative mask?
It's going to start your collection nicely. There it is.
Jez and Kath, you are back in the game.
Question four. Which Russian playwright wrote The Seagull,
Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard?
No, I'm sorry, you're frozen out.
The answer is Anton Chekhov.
What model of car is used to make a time machine in the 1985 film
Back To The Future?
It is a DeLorean, good.
-Ooh, Kath! Come on, Kath.
What would you like to take from the grid?
-I'll take the spoon warmer, please.
-The spoon warmer? There you go.
And there it is. Rob and Scott, you're back in the game.
What type of mammal is a macaque?
-It's a monkey.
-It is a monkey, well done.
-Yes! Get in there! Get in there!
Do I sense some competition over there?
Can I have the budgerigar, please?
-You'd like the budgerigar, it is yours.
-Keep 'em coming.
Question number seven. Which British athlete won gold
in the women's 400 metre hurdles at the 1992 Barcelona...?
It was Sally Gunnell, correct.
I was going to say,
the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Sally Gunnell is the correct answer.
Rob, well done. Scott, pick a lot.
-I'm going to go for the camera this time.
-The camera? It's yours.
In which country would you find the ski resort of St Moritz?
No, I'm sorry, you're frozen out.
Question nine. in Scrabble, how many points is the J tile worth?
No. It is eight.
You're frozen out of the last question but Susie and Jane, you are in.
What were the last names of dancing duo Fred and Ginger?
-Rogers and Astaire?
-Wow! Good. Jane...
-what would you like to take from the grid?
-Erm...the caddie please.
The caddie, it's yours.
Let's take a quick look at our teams' collections after that round.
Well, Kath and Jez, you have the spoon warmer and the budgie.
Scott and Rob you've got the decorative mask and camera
whilst the tea caddy has gone to Jane and Susie.
Our teams have started to build their collections
but before they have the chance to add to them, Charles is going
to give each of you a fact about a lot of your choice,
now, these snippets of information
should give you vital clues about what it's worth, so choose wisely.
I'm going to start with you, Kath.
Which lot would you like to hear about?
The Da Vinci Code suit, please.
Charles, the Da Vinci Code suit.
Kath, I like to think I'm a man of style a bit
and this costume was worn in the production
of Ron Howard's Dan Brown novel adaptation of The Da Vinci Code.
The costume is pretty good.
It's comprised of a tailored grey suit, a dark blue
Hugo Boss shirt, a shirt actually intended for stunt performing.
It's all there. It's a great outfit.
Dressed to very much hopefully impress you.
-Kath has that given you some interesting...?
-It has, thank you.
Very good. OK, Rob and Scott, Scott, what would you like to hear about?
-Scott, do you like it?
-I do, actually, yeah.
This is an oil on canvas by a pretty well-known artist, British artist,
Munro Scott Orr.
His work spanned that wonderful creative period
of the late-Victorian and Art Nouveau times.
This appears, though, in its formality of costume to be
an earlier work of this very handsome couple walking out.
Are they walking out to you though
and again have they got that key value?
Ah, OK. Now, Susie and Jane, Jane, this is your turn.
What would you like to know something about?
Can you tell me more about the box?
Jane, I feel like saying from Persia with love. OK?
This is 19th century. It's quite interesting. Also the shape of it.
It's quite long and flat, and it's a calligrapher's box.
It's beautifully made and it's almost that Persian version
of marquetry where you've got
wonderful different timbers of,
of wood, bone and metal, precisely cut to create this amazing inlay.
So, we talk about the market today,
many objects are full of Eastern promise, is this?
OK, so now that you are a little bit more clued up on today's lots,
let's give you the chance to add more of them
to your collection, bearing in mind that, at the end of this round,
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
So, three more lots are now available to each pair
and, this time, pickers, you target a lot
and, quizzers, you then try and secure it
by answering a question correctly,
but, in this round, the lots come with their own question categories.
And here they are.
So for instance, if the picker said, I'd like to go for the box,
your quizzer has the choice of answering a question
for fashion or animated films. OK?
Jez and Kath, you are up first.
So, Kath, what's the lot you would like Jez to get you?
The da Vinci suit.
-The da Vinci suit?
Right, how are you on Italian food and British art there, Jez?
I like eating Italian food and that's about it!
-Would you like to pick that category?
-OK, here we go.
Your question on Italian food is this.
The name of which pudding literally means cooked cream in Italian?
Rice pudding? I haven't got a clue. Rice pudding.
He hasn't eaten much Italian food, has he?
No, it's panna cotta.
Of course it's panna cotta.
-So, the suit stays on the grid.
Rob and Scott. Scott, this is your chance.
Pick something that you think you want and maybe Rob can answer.
-I'm wanting to go for the painting.
-The painting it is.
-Rob, British art or tennis?
-I think I'll go for British Art, yeah.
Here we go.
Which English painter, born in 1775, has a prestigious art prize
named after him?
Is it Turner?
-It is Turner. So, the painting is yours.
Susie and Jane. Jane, this is your chance. What would you like?
Susie would know a bit about fashion maybe.
-So let's have a go for the box.
What would you like to answer the question on?
-Are you going to go for fashion?
I think I'd rather have animated films.
OK, and your animated film question is...
what type of kung fu fighting animal does Jack Black voice
in the films of the same name?
So the box is coming to you.
Jez and Kath? This is your second chance of getting something here.
Kath, what would you like?
Let's stay with the da Vinci suit. Sorry.
You've got to get one right!
British art, Italian food, which one do you want to go for, Jez?
British art, of course.
-Yes, of course, you'll be much stronger on that!
Here we go, your British art question is this.
Which noted Yorkshire-born sculptor
is best remembered for his reclining figures?
-I know the answer as well.
-Have you got a name in your mind?
Have you got anything in your mind?
-I will have to press you.
-Let's go for John Davidson.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
-Oh, no. Kath?
It is indeed Henry Moore. Oh, my goodness.
Rob and Scott, your go. Scott, what are you going to pick?
I'm going to go for the medal.
The medal. So, Italian food or animals, Rob?
I think I'll go for animals.
Here we go, this is your question for animals.
What name is given to the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse?
Yes, there you go, the medal is yours. Well done.
Building up a nice collection over there.
And Susie and Jane? Jane, what do you want to have a go at there?
The inkwell. Animated films or British art, Susie?
-I'll go with animated films again.
-Animated films again.
Gru, Vector and Dr Nefario are all characters
from which 2010 family film?
-It is Despicable Me.
Well done, the inkwell is yours.
OK, teams, your collections really are growing.
Now remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
There's one last lot available to each team
and this time you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can steal 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.
Right? Kath, we're going to start with you.
Do you want to target a lot from the grid
or have you got your eye on something in someone else's collection?
Let's go for the figures.
The question categories on the grid there are animated films or animals.
Which are you going to choose, Jess?
-Animals. Here we go.
What type of creatures are loons, ibises and boobies?
The loons and the ibises and boobies are birds.
-The booby bird.
Rob and Scott, what are you going to do?
Go for something on the grid or nick it from another team?
I'm going to go for the glasses on there.
-The blue glasses.
OK, the questions here to choose from, Rob, are...
Who is not looking happy about this.
The weather or fashion.
-I think I'll go for weather, please, Fern.
What common term refers to the amount of water vapour
that is held in the air?
It is humidity. Well done.
The glasses are yours.
Susie and Jane, are you going to go for the grid or steal something?
Oh, we really like the budgie.
-All right. Are you going for the budgie?
OK, which means that, Jez, you have to decide
which category Susie's going to answer
and now all the categories come into play.
What would you like to give Susie?
Thinking Susie might not like tennis too much.
OK, she did go...
What does it mean?
OK, tennis is your question, Susie, and here it is.
In 2015, which country did Great Britain beat in the Davis Cup final?
-Does that mean we've saved him?
-Well defended, Jez.
You keep that little budgie. Hooray!
Boo-boo the budgie stays in.
Let's take one final look at our teams' lots.
Kath and Jez, no budging from the budgerigar and your spoon warmer.
Scott and Rob, you've managed to put together an ample collection
with the decorative mask, the camera, the painting, the medal
and, last but not least, the glasses.
Jane and Susie still with the box, the inkwell and the caddy.
OK, that's it for round two
and, for one team, though, 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 as well.
Well, Charles has been keeping tabs
so, Charles, who is leaving us first?
The pair sadly leaving us first is...
-..Susie and Jane.
-No! Oh, no.
But, before you leave, of course you want to know
what those lots were worth. Charles.
This delightful Ashford marble and inlaid inkstand or standish.
Huge market, really collectable
but it's worth £125.
-The next item...
-It was very funny.
One couple I won't mention thought it was a pencil case, OK?
There we are. Look at me. I can see you.
Rob, you said, "This is awful." Scott, you liked it.
You thought maybe it was Indian or Morocco
but there wasn't much of an impression made on this.
I love it for what it represents in handicraft and skills
and it has a value. Fern, what's it worth? Have a guess, on the spot.
OK, 450 quid.
-Take 50 off, it was £400.
-Well, well, well.
-So the last lot, the caddy.
Jane and Susie, this tea caddy is actually made from tortoiseshell
which, of course, isn't to everybody's taste,
although this particular caddy was certainly made
prior to that important year 1947
when controls were imposed by the CITES Agreement
which governs the trade of items
like ivory and tortoiseshell products.
Of course, tea was a very precious commodity
during the early 18th century
and only the wealthier could afford a cuppa.
And so small.
It's worth £800. So well done. Unlucky.
You did build a very nice collection of lots there
but, sadly, Susie and Jane,
it's time to bring the hammer down on your collection, I'm afraid,
but thank you for playing For What It's Worth. You've been wonderful.
She was greedy and wanted to pinch.
I was trying to play tactical.
No, I just... Well, it was just not our day, really.
Well, the unclaimed lots in the grid are now also leaving the game,
but let's quickly find out from Charles what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game.
So, Charles, shall we start with the figures?
Made by Howard & Co of Staffordshire,
they were made for middle market in mass quantities
during the Industrial Revolution.
Value - no more than £20.
The next object is the shoe brush.
It's a bellboy shoe brush. 1930s. It's just so striking.
Made of celluloid and actually went out of fashion
because they really were a fire hazard.
Value... What's it worth?
Yeah, drop £10. It's worth £50.
And the next lot is the torcheres.
I think the big question was here - are they Baroque in period
or are they 19th-century and Florentine?
The answer was they are Italian
and quite late,
but they are giltwood torcheres, probably lime wood.
They are very tired but they are original,
they are genuine and they are a pair.
OK, let's have a look at what else is left.
Well, these balls, they've rolled over many years.
We've got to be quite precise here.
A number of these very-early/late-Victorian balls,
the Silvertown-style Gutta ball is a rare one
and also the Haskell patent Bramble Four is exceedingly rare.
Hold tight, these would roll out at auction
and career up to £1,000.
-Oh, my life!
-So they were left there sitting pretty.
OK. The da Vinci suit which Kath was so keen on
and it was not going to come to you.
Tell me about it.
Kath, you were clawing your way towards that suit.
It's got that provenance,
so important when we assess these iconic objects of the 20th century.
Great object in the right specialist sale.
Hold tight, you were so near, Kath.
-£1,500 is its value.
And the final lot that has been rejected is this very handsome clock.
Yeah, this is almost a bit deceiving
because this is 1880s, 130 years old.
Importantly...when it comes to clock enthusiasts...
it's got a really good movement.
Unusual three train grande sonniere striking movement
which means it would strike a chord at auction.
It's worth £2,000.
It is still not the top lot
which means the top lot is somewhere amongst these collections,
but also the booby is out there too.
So just two pairs of contestants left
and, before we go any further, Charles is going to give you
another fact about a lot of your choice.
Kath, you're first, what lot do you really need to know more about?
Let's have the medal, please.
The medal, please, Charles.
This medal is a Boer War defence medal of Ladysmith.
The Siege of Ladysmith, a city in South Africa,
took place between November 1899 and February 1900.
It's unique to one man and his reward for his valour.
-Does that help you, Kath?
Rob and Scott.
What would you like to pick, Scott?
I would like to pick the spoon warmer.
Yes, the spoon warmer, Charles.
This is a solid silver spoon warmer
made by William Hutton & Sons
in London in the year 1896.
Ordinarily, we see lots which are silver plate.
To find them in solid silver is pretty unusual.
The Victorians liked a warm spoon, I do as well,
but is this lukewarm in value? I'll leave that to you.
Scott, did any of that information help you?
Yes. It has. It's made my mind a little bit more clear on it.
Oh. OK, well, 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.
Now, I'm going to give the quizzers a category.
They then take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I said actors who played Doctor Who,
you might say David Tennant, you might say Jon Pertwee
and then you might say Tom Baker and so on and so on.
Now, if you fail to give an answer, if you repeat an answer
or if you give a wrong answer, you lose that category
and the opponents' picker will be able to steal a lot
from your collection.
Remember, it is the total value of your collection that matters
at the end of all of this and a high-priced lot
could be more valuable than your opponents' entire collection.
Now, you can steal the last item in your opponents' collection
if you want to, so this round is all about defending what you've got
as well as pilfering from your opponents.
There are three categories
and the pair with the most valuable collection at this point goes first
so, Charles, who is that?
I can reveal the team
who currently have the most valuable collection
..Kath and Jez.
-How did that happen?
I have a feeling you're going to be defending hard
because Rob and Scott have five items and you have only two.
But congratulations. OK, here we go.
Quizzer, Jez, you will start us off and the first category is this.
-Jez, give me an answer.
Incorrect. Hozier is not a Brit Award winner.
Jez, I'm sorry about that.
But you know what's going to happen now.
Rob and Scott, you get a chance to steal.
What lot would you like?
I have a feeling I'm going to go for the budgie.
And the budgie is yours, Rob and Scott.
Let's have a look at the next category.
Rob, I'm going to start with you. Please give me an answer.
Jez, that's incorrect.
-I am so sorry. Uh-oh.
Scott, you can steal.
Well, I have a feeling I might go for the spoon warmer.
-Since it's the last one in their collection.
Oh, you're killers, boys.
It is now going to your collection.
Knife in the heart.
Oh, and Jez and Kath...
We have one category left.
Are we ready?
The next category, please.
Oh, Jez looks so happy about this.
How about you, Rob?
Jez, please give me an answer.
A repeat! That is a repeat!
Well done. OK, Jez, you're in.
Think very, very carefully. Think very, very carefully.
We know that, in that collection of lots that Rob and Scott have,
there is the worthless lot,
there is the top lot.
Pick very carefully, please, Kath.
I want my budgie back.
Budgie. Budgie, would you please fly away from Rob and Scott
and land in Kath and Jez's collection.
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.
Charles, who's got the most valuable collection?
I can reveal
that the team...
..with the most valuable collection...
..and the winners
of today's show...
-..Kath and Jez.
-Oh, my goodness!
-High five, then!
Wow. That is amazing. Can you believe that one lot will beat six lots?
That is extraordinary. Rob and Scott, you've been amazing,
but you were beaten by one little budgie.
Our huge commiserations to you.
You didn't create a valuable enough collection.
But before we say goodbye, we want to find out...
-..what items are also leaving the game
and what they are worth.
Charles, let's value the first item, the medal.
Absolutely. It had that sentiment, it was a good object.
-It was worth £200.
-Thought it'd be more than that.
Next was the painting.
That picture, Scott,
you loved and it's great to see that passion for the aesthetic
and that's a real aesthetic picture - just gorgeous,
in a book illustration, good value.
OK, what's next?
Oh, the spoon warmer!
A great object, a real bygone, so sophisticated for you guys
and I'm pleased it was in your horde. It's lovely.
It warmed me in value, a cracking object.
£500, so well done.
And the next lot is...
Right, how much is this hideous decorative mask?
This was the first thing you bought and I knew straight away
you had that interest in the Troika mask of the 1970s.
Importantly, when you viewed it, guys,
you saw it was in lovely condition.
There were no chips, no issues
and that makes a modern-day collectible importantly valuable.
-..was its value, so well done.
-The next object - again, Jez, you liked this.
A really nice object. This was your Shew Eclipse wet plate camera.
All there, all complete, so vintage, late Victorian.
Lovely colour as well. It was worth £750.
You have a good eye in there, Rob and Scott, you really do.
-And the next one?
-And it kept on going.
You had more and I love the blue, Fern, by the way.
These goblets are very much that kitsch 1950s... Great objects.
They were kitsch of a time, but today their value is just about...
You did accrue a wonderful collection, which had a value...
-Oh, my God!
-Well, thank you, Charles.
-And thank you so much, Rob and Scott,
for playing For What It's Worth, brilliant.
If we'd have picked some of those items,
we probably would have been able to beat the budgie, you know.
-He's blaming me now.
-No, I'm not, no!
Well done, Cath and Jez. You were incredible.
You built the most valuable collection with just one item,
the crucial top lot.
Tell me, is it because you loved it,
or because you really thought it was worth the money?
I did genuinely love it.
So you obviously know that this is worth £2,500.
But I tell you what -
can we tempt you with something which might be worth even more?
-There's little budgie. Tell us about him, Charles.
-He's just a...
As you say, he flew a flight of fancy.
He is so wonderful in that he will date to 1882.
What's remarkable is that these budgies had glass bodies
in that period - he's got a silver,
solid body that has also unusually been enamelled as well.
Made by a great man at first, Alexander Crichton,
-who was so luxurious, he went bust.
And Sampson Mordan, another very important name,
overstamped his mark and, of course, you can lift the lid, Fern.
-Cos it's hinged at the back.
-If you lift his beak up, watch this.
-Can you see?
There's the glass stopper - I won't take it out -
-that's the chamber for the perfume.
That is life-sized, that is the real size of a budgie, isn't it?
It is, and look at the feathery chased detail on the bird.
Look at those glass eyes and clearly he was in your nest at the very end.
But we don't want you just to have that to decide on.
-We want to tempt you with the mystery item.
This is some mystery item.
-There we go.
-Doesn't look quite as beautiful as budgie, does he?
But we've learned beauty need not be in the eye of the beholder.
This was made a short time after a man called Thomas Chippendale.
It would date to around 1770 and behind its, I suppose,
neat facade and tapering legs and shaped apron,
the slim lid reveals a secret.
Do you fancy, Fern, taking the lid off for me?
And if you were a Georgian dandy at your dining table,
drinking port and maybe enjoying the successes of life,
you would have your commode not too far away from you in around 1770.
So the chamber pot would have been
just something else that was portable in there?
The ceramic pot would have been taken away by the maid.
What's lovely is this dished oak lid
over this gorgeous mahogany timber.
Mahogany was expensive, luxurious and it came in the mid-18th century.
I love the colour.
Colour, patination, condition,
originality is what exists in this...
So all that's left for you to decide is stick with Boo-Boo the budgie
or dump him in favour of...
-..today's mystery lot?
I think we've been superseded by flushing toilets now,
so how useful would it be to have?
Would you like to have that sat in your living room as a talking piece?
I'd rather have the budgie.
-I want my budgie.
-Jez, do you agree?
-I absolutely agree.
-You're going with this beautiful little budgie.
-I love him.
I think he's won everybody's hearts and everybody at home too.
So this has now been rejected.
Charles, what is it worth?
You've left something that was made 150 years before the budgie.
The budgie gave you luck, but you stayed with it.
my passion is if only it could talk.
Who has sat on it, what homes has it been in across our great country?
It is high and mighty, from a noble household.
The market for furniture of these small types is buoyant
for originality, but despite all I can tell you,
this commode today on the open auction market...
..is worth £160.
-Oh, well done, Cath!
-That was great, well done, Jez.
-Oh, my goodness, what a game!
-What a game.
I'm almost lost for words, because you stuck with that budgie
-and he brought back the rewards, well done.
-Charles, thank you so much for lending us your expertise.
As always, it's been wonderful.
Kath and Jez, we're full of admiration for you.
Congratulations, you are today's winner and they go home with £2,500.
Phew! Are you exhausted? Did you pick the budgie?
We'd love to see you again next time when three new teams join me
to play For What It's Worth.
We'll see you then, bye-bye.
Uh, ecstatic, I'm shocked. I'm shaking, I can't believe it.
Elated! I feel like a thief in the night, but I'm still elated.
I'll have it, I'll take it.