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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that combines quizzing
with the best bit of any show about antiques -
how much is it worth?
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play
and in each team is a quizzer responsible for answering
general knowledge questions so that their partner, the picker,
can choose an antique item to add to their collection.
So, here are today's lots for your consideration.
16 different antiques and collectables.
And here they are.
We have a fan,
a microscope, a snuffer, a sewing machine, a stamped letter,
a hash spoon.
Some dishes, a ring, a box, a leg!
A match striker, a teapot, a case,
candlesticks, football boots and a sucrier.
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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
First up, we have Doreen and Lisa, who are great friends from Essex.
Welcome to the show, ladies.
BOTH: Thank you.
You're both actually very new friends, aren't you?
You've only known each other for a few months, is that right, Doreen?
-Because you've moved into a residential home?
And Lisa is the co-manager.
And I look after her, yes.
-And she causes me no end of trouble!
-I bet she does.
-Doreen, you are also, I understand, an antique snob?
I really like the best of antiques.
Well made. A beautiful piece to stand in your home. She doesn't.
No, no, no, I don't. I don't agree.
No, she don't agree with me but, you see, I like the best.
Will you be able to spot the best?
-I'm hoping so.
-I think she will.
Lisa, you're not so keen on the antique collecting,
-but are you a good quizzer?
-Yes, I am.
Good gen... Good all-rounder, I'll say.
I'll just throw that out and say, "Yes, I am".
-Play very well and enjoy the game.
Thank you for joining us.
-Now, we have another Lisa...
Very nice to meet you two as well. You're colleagues from Liverpool.
-How long have you been working together?
-About two years now, isn't it, Sean?
-About that, yes.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Lisa, you have a love of antiques.
-You like collecting things.
Anything that sort of catches my eye. I like sparkly things.
I bought this at an antiques fair in Ludlow when I went to Ludlow.
I've been to antique markets in Brussels and I go
up and down the country going to the antique centres.
Sean, although you don't have a particular interest in antiques...
-..you are a very good pub quizzer.
Er... That's the rumour.
We'll find out, I suppose.
He is, Fern. I can vouch for him. He is.
OK. You are all laying your cards on the table.
And sitting next to you is Mike and Liz, who are a married couple
and they are from Brecon in Wales.
Lovely to meet you as well.
BOTH: Thank you.
Liz, tell me about your collecting.
I love glass.
I love the way light comes through it and catches your eye.
So, anything sparkling, really, which you'd never guess!
-Oh, you've got your sparkly slippers on.
And not one necklace, but two. Hey! Why not?
-There you are.
-And, Mike, you are an ex-teacher.
-Yes, I am.
So, presumably, you'll get all the questions right?
Yeah, that's setting myself up for a big fall!
But your general knowledge is a good all-rounder?
Yes. Liz and I actually do local pub quizzes, which we enjoy.
-So that's where it's come from.
I can spot a good competition brewing here. So, good luck, everybody.
Earlier, our teams inspected the lots,
but could they separate the treasure from the trash?
Oh, wow! It's like Aladdin's cave, isn't it?
So, shall we start from...
Do you want to start of this side?
They used these, Lis, to snuff out candles.
So, it's English silver.
-A rather large cup of tea, that one, isn't it?
-It would be!
-It's a beast, isn't it?
-These were quite fashionable on the barges.
What a fantastic affair!
I like this, but that's just my scientific background.
Do you reckon it's, like, Victorian?
Oh, wow! Are these...?
Can you read any of that?
I think it's mother-of-pearl. 1850s?
-It's absolutely unique because it's in wonderful condition.
If my great aunt left me them, they'd be at the back of the cupboard!
-Can you read any of it?
-Er, no, not at all.
Probably someone's name.
I think it's cheap and nasty, but I'm probably completely wrong.
Oh, look at that! That's beautiful.
-I think that's Russian.
-Oh, what's this?
-It is a match striker. It's a bit chipped.
-Oh, it is, isn't it?
-Yeah, it's a shame.
Is it just glass?
It's nothing special.
It says "Hash". Would that mean stew of some sort?
A lovely spoon.
That is Georgian.
I think that's handmade.
It says here, HM Emanuel & Sons.
Would it be something to do with a ship?
This was a decanter box in an army regiment.
Sugar? Sugar bowl.
Aren't you clever?!
I don't think that English. Is that why it's not got a mark on it?
See if you can see what that says.
Marber or Barber?
Very interesting. 1870.
That will be to do with the emancipation, won't it, of women?
A little sweetie! Isn't that nice?!
What do you think? '30s, '40s, something like that?
That's quite '60s.
Tell you what, though, it could hold your door open!
Cup final shoes.
Yeah, but that could just be the brand name.
-Top three are the teapot, the microscope and the spoon?
-Yeah, I would agree with the fan.
The silver snuffer.
The snuffer and...the case.
The case, the dishes...
Um, then the microscope
and I think the worthless item is the match striker.
Oh, we forgot about that!
Joining me is our resident antiques expert, Kate Bliss.
-Kate, what do you make of our lots today?
Well, we definitely have a varied collection for you behind me, teams.
But I'll tell you one thing,
every antiques expert has a moment in their early career
when they see an object that really lights the fire of their passion,
that really starts their connection with the business.
And behind me, there is an object amongst this collection
which did exactly that for me.
But I will tell you a little bit more about that later on.
And, how have valuations been arrived at?
Well, all the values have been agreed by an independent valuer
and myself and they're based on a hammer price in a current auction.
That means a price that a bidder would pay after the hammer falls,
-not including any costs.
So, as well as those little treasures we have here,
we also have our mystery lot hidden under the Shroud of Mystery and
it's poised to be uncovered at the end of the show to tempt our winners.
It could be priceless or it could be worth peanuts.
We'll be unveiling it later, but, for now, it's time for round one.
I am 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.
Fingers on buzzers. Question number one.
Which stage musical features Rydell High School? Mike.
-It is Grease. Well done. Liz, you get first pick.
-I'll have the case, please, Fern.
It's going to start your collection and it is on its way right now.
What is the scientific name of the mammal
frequently called the killer whale?
It is orca. Liz, again.
-I'll have the dishes, please, Fern.
-The dishes. They are yours, too.
Come on, everybody, she's going to get all the shiny stuff!
From which country does the dessert "gelato" originate?
-Italy it is. Ice cream.
-OK, Lisa, what do you want?
-The microscope, please, Fern.
-All right, it's yours and your collection has started.
Which word, meaning take a picture of oneself and then...? Lisa.
-It is selfie.
The full question is, which word, meaning take a picture of oneself
and then upload it to a social media website,
was Oxford English Dictionary's word of the year in 2013?
-You knew it. OK, Doreen, your choice.
What would you like to pick from the antiques on the board?
-I'll have the fan.
OK, it is yours and you are also off the mark.
By population, what is the largest city in Scotland?
-Correct. Lisa, you pick something.
-The teapot, Fern, please.
-The teapot. It's yours.
And there it goes. Question six.
Steve Carell took the lead role in a US version...? Mike?
-The Office is correct.
..the lead role in the US version of which British sitcom?
The answer, of course, was The Office. Liz?
-Fern, may I please have the snuffer?
-You may have the snuffer. It's yours.
Which girl group had a UK number one with Baby Love?
It was The Supremes.
You're frozen out of the next question.
What is the name of the iconic Art Deco statue
that overlooks Rio de Janeiro?
-Christ the Redeemer.
Liz, what extra shiny things can you find?
There's not so many sparkles left.
Actually, can I have the football boots, please, Fern.
Of course, the football boots are yours.
-Lisa and Doreen, you're back in play.
In the children's story Peter Pan,
what is the name of Captain Hook's ship?
-Time up. It is the Jolly Roger.
-Of course it was!
Final question, question ten.
Who is the first woman to hold the office
of Federal Chancellor of Germany?
-It is Angela Merkel.
Liz, your last chance at this round to take your pick.
-Oh, I'll go for the sucrier, please.
-The sucrier. There you go.
At the end of that round, let's see where we stand.
Lisa and Doreen, you have the fan.
Sean and Lisa, you have the microscope and the teapot.
And Mike and Liz, you have the case, the dishes, the snuffer,
the football boots and the sucrier.
Our teams have started to build their collections,
but before they have the chance to add to them, Kate is going to give
each team a fact about a lot of your choice, so choose wisely.
You can choose one from your own collection, one from another
team's collection or something that is still up for grabs on the grid.
So, Doreen, we'll start with you.
Which lot would you like to hear more about?
That is in Mike and Liz's collection.
So, Kate, please tell us something about the case.
Who spotted the mark on this little case?
It's the mark of Faberge.
It was made sometime between 1899 and 1908,
but before you get carried away,
let's just think about what's in front of us here.
Faberge - most famous for his colourful enamel work -
but that's not what we've got here, is it?
This is actually quite plain
and the inventory number is roughly scratched on the back
along with what looks like a rough graving of the name, Zosia.
There's a diamond monogram to the front,
but it didn't belong to anybody of note.
So, is the name Faberge enough to command high sums at auction?
OK. Lisa, what would you like to know more about?
I think I would like to know more about the stamped letter.
The stamped letter, Kate?
The stamp itself is not that valuable.
It dates to 1870 and is a halfpenny rose red. Very common.
But it's a first-day cover, which is an envelope bearing a stamp
postmarked on the date of issue, which makes it slightly rarer.
It's also attached to a pre-printed voting form for the British Asylum
for Deaf and Dumb Females, which gives it a touch more uniqueness.
-Oh, I'm sure you've worked it out, Lisa, from that!
-To the penny.
To the penny!
Liz, this is your chance. What would you like to know about?
Could you give me a fact about the football boots, please?
Yes, which are already in your collection. Kate, the football boots.
During the 19th century, football became extremely popular in Britain.
People who played would wear their heavy and hard work boots to play.
They weren't so good during a game of footie, so in the later part
of the 19th century, the first-ever football-specific boot was designed.
It weighed 500g and would double in weight when wet.
And so the next task was to reduce the weight
but retain the protection.
That was achieved during the first part of the 20th century,
which is when these boots were made.
-Was that helpful, Liz?
-Not really, no.
Thank you. Well done, everybody.
Now that you are a bit more clued up on today's lots,
let's give you a chance to add more of them to your collections.
Bearing in mind that at the end of this round the team with
the least valuable collection will be eliminated.
Three more lots are now available to each pair and, this time,
pickers, you target a lot and, quizzers,
you 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.
For instance, if you wanted the match striker,
I would ask if you wanted to answer a question on either the Olympics
or celebrity chefs.
Doreen and Lisa, you are at first so, Doreen, what is your lot?
-The hash spoon.
-The hash spoon.
OK, Lisa, would you like a question on bestselling books or game shows?
-Fern, I'll have game shows, please.
-Game shows. Here we go.
Which cult game show had Aztec, Futuristic, Medieval
and Industrial Zones?
Doreen, you have won the hash spoon
and it is coming over to your collection now.
Lisa, what do you fancy?
I will go for the...box.
-Sean, the Olympics or plays?
-I'll go for the Olympics, please.
The Olympics. Here we go.
Which British male rower won gold medals at five consecutive
-Sir Steve Redgrave.
-It is correct.
-Lisa, the box is coming to your collection.
Liz, what would you like?
I'll have to go for the stamped letter, please, Fern.
The stamped letter. Mike, bestselling books or plays?
The devil and the deep blue sea! Er...
-That is a play!
-Yes, true. I'll go for plays then!
OK, plays it is.
Which 1949 play about Willie Loman won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama?
-Is it Death Of A Salesman?
-Correct. Death Of A Salesman it is.
Liz, the stamped letter is yours. Doreen, your go again.
What would you like?
I'll have the sewing machine.
Right, Lisa, plant life or pop divas?
Fern, I'm going to try pop divas, please?
Pop divas. Here we go.
Cherilyn Sarkisian seeing was the birth name of which US singer?
Doreen, the sewing machine is yours.
Lisa, what would you like?
I'm going to go out on one here and I'm going to go for the leg.
-Ooh! The leg!
-Out on a leg. Right.
-Sean, the Olympics or game shows?
-I'll go for game shows, please.
-Game shows. Here we go.
In which long-running US quiz show are the answers given
in the form of a question?
-Lisa, the leg is yours.
-Liz, what would you like?
-May I please have the match striker?
-You may. Mike, the Olympics or celebrity chefs?
The Olympics it is.
In which decade were the Olympic Games televised for the first time?
We are halfway through round two now so, teams,
your collections are growing.
Remember, at the end of this round,
the pair with the least valuable collection will be leaving us.
So, there is one last lot available to each team
and this time you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try to steal an antique that is in a rival team's collection.
But, pickers, be warned.
If you choose to steal from another team,
their quizzer will get to decide your quizzer's category of question.
Right, Doreen, do you want to target a lot from the grid or have you got
your eye on something in someone else's collection?
-Yes, I have.
-What is it.
INTAKE OF BREATH
Mike, you decide a category of question for Lisa to answer.
Dinosaurs. Lisa, here's your question.
During the Triassic period, all dinosaurs lived on a single,
large landmass known by what name?
I'm going to say, and I don't know the answer,
but I'm going to say North Pole.
Oh, incorrect. It is Pangaea.
Yeah, you see, I wouldn't have known that.
No, nor me. Well defended, Mike! The case stays where it is.
I wouldn't have known that.
Lisa, would you like something from the grid or are you wanting to steal?
-I have my eye upon the lovely little ring in its little box.
Sean, bestselling books or pop divas?
-Oh, I think I'll go for pop divas, please.
-Here we go.
Which singer had a UK number one in 1980 with Woman In Love?
-Incorrect. It's Barbra Streisand.
The ring stays on the grid.
Liz, do you want to steal or would you like something from the grid?
I think I'll have a go at the ring, please.
-Oh! Suddenly it's become attractive.
Bestselling books or pop divas, Mike?
-I think I'll match Sean with pop divas.
Here's your question.
Falling Into You was a UK number one album for which singer?
Celine Dion, I'm afraid.
Well, at the end of that round, which was an absolute triumph,
nobody got anything!
Lisa and Doreen, you have the fan, the sewing machine
and the hash spoon.
Sean and Lisa, you have the microscope, the box,
the teapot and the leg.
And Mike and Liz, you have the case, the stamped letter,
the dishes, the snuffer, football boots and the sucrier.
That's it for round two, and for one team, it's the end of the road.
We have calculated the combined value of your items
and the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
taking their lots out of the game with them.
So, Kate has been keeping tabs. Kate, who is leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first is...
..Lisa and Sean.
Oh, my goodness!
Well, we are very sorry to see you go, but before you leave,
shall we find out about the lots leaving the game with you
and, of course, the value of them?
Kate, what do you make of their collection?
Well, you have got a little bit of a mixed bag there,
and let's start with the teapot. This is a relatively modern teapot.
It is by Spode, which is one of the big names in the potteries,
A very good English pottery factory,
but because it's late, because it's printed decoration
rather than hand-painted, the value is relatively small, £40.
-Ohh! OK, that's gone. What else have we got?
-We have the box.
It's a decanter box.
It's made of exotic rosewood, a very expensive wood,
and the box itself is in gorgeous condition.
However, it's missing its inners
which, sadly, has quite a dramatic effect on the value of it.
The value is £100.
-We have the microscope.
And it's a beautiful piece of engineering
which fits in its box perfectly.
Dixey, the name associated with it, had a royal warrant,
so it's a really nice quality thing, highly desirable to collectors.
-A hefty price tag. The value is £900.
-And, finally, the leg.
Well, provenance is always important with an antique,
but does this have provenance? You all had a good look at it.
-Lisa, you thought it would make a good doorstop.
-I did, yes. Quirky!
And it is very interesting from a medical and scientific point of view.
But you will have seen quite a lot of those post-First World War.
So, this has quite an emotive value, if you like,
but financially it's our worthless lot.
-We picked some rubbish!
-I'm so sorry.
So, what is the total value of their collection?
Your four pieces...
So, Lisa and Sean, I'm so sorry.
It is time to bring the hammer down on your collection,
but thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
-Thank you, Fern.
-Thank you, Kate.
What went wrong was I chose the absolutely worthless item
which I thought was worth some sort of money, but I'm absolutely gutted.
I was a bit too slow on the buzzer at times as well.
Could have had a few more today which might have saved us, but...
C'est la vie!
Now the unclaimed lots in the grid are also leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from Kate what they were worth
and if the top lot is still in the game. Kate, where are we starting?
So, let's start with the little match striker.
For me, it's the combination of design and function
which is really interesting in this little piece.
But, of course, the ribbed glass is the striker for the match.
It's got a lovely little silver mount which is slightly dented,
but these crop up all the time in the sale rooms.
It is very common and no great value. £20.
Now, I think these are gorgeous.
The casting of them is good quality,
but they're not signed so they're not attributed to a big name
in the Arts and Crafts movement.
-They have a decorative value only, which is £120.
We have one lot left on the grid. Could it possibly be the top lot?
Let's have a look.
This little hoop of gold dates from the late 16th century
or the very early 17th century.
It's known as a posy ring.
Posy from the word for poetry.
So it's a beautifully romantic piece,
so powerful in its simplicity.
-And incredibly rare at auction.
But is it the top lot?
This one is worth £1,200.
SIGHS OF RELIEF
What a relief it is not the top lot. Thank you very much, Kate.
So, the bottom lot is now out of the game.
More importantly, the top lot is still in play.
Before we go any further,
Kate is going to give you another fact about a lot of your choice.
Doreen, what lot would you like to know more about?
The snuffer in Mike and Liz's collection, please.
A George III sterling silver candle snuffer.
On a stand.
The hallmarks that are struck on the tray show a date
for London 1818
and a maker's mark for one of the only
female silversmiths of the 19th century,
Over the course of 400 years from the 16th, 17th, 18th
and 19th centuries,
only around 65 women
were registered as having marks.
Liz, what would you like to know more about?
Please could I have some information on the fan?
The fan is a fine 18th-century
mother-of-pearl French example.
The painted paper leaf shows a scene of a fete champetre,
a popular form of entertainment in the 18th century
taking the form of a garden party.
But what about the fan in today's market?
Popular? Or over the hill?
Well, it is now time for our final round.
I'm going to give the quizzers a category
and then they take turns to say answers in that category.
For example, if I say Brian De Palma films, you might say,
The Untouchables and you might say Scarface and Carlito's Way and so on.
But if you fail to give an answer
or if you repeat an answer or give a wrong answer,
you lose that category and the opponent's picker
will be able to steal a lot from your collection.
There are three categories.
The pair with the most valuable collection at this point will go first.
Kate, who is that?
I can reveal, Fern,
that the team who currently has the most valuable collection is...
-..Liz and Mike.
OK, Mike, you will start us off on this first category and it is this...
We are looking for the papal names and numbers of all the Popes
there have ever been, according to the original Catholic Encyclopaedia.
Mike, can I have an answer?
John Paul I.
I think there was a John Paul II.
It is not Perpius. Incorrect.
You could have had Pius,
-which I think probably is what you wanted to say. I'm so sorry.
Terrible for Mike, wonderful for you. Steal something from him.
I'll have the case.
-Ooh, Liz isn't happy.
The case is yours, Doreen.
OK. Lisa, here comes your question category.
And the question is...
So, think well-known food and where it is from,
and with a bit of luck, you will be bang on.
All right. Lisa, give me an answer.
Kendal Mint Cake.
You could have had
Melton Mowbray pork pie...
-But I didn't.
-..Jersey Royal potatoes. I know.
-Why Kendal Mint Cake isn't on there, I don't know, but it isn't.
-..if you were in a sort of thieving mood...
..what would you have from Doreen and Lisa?
I'm so sorry, but I want to have my case back again, please.
-..the case is coming back to you.
-There you go.
One more category question and it is Mike's turn.
Here we go - Countries Of The World Beginning With M.
Mike, can I have an answer?
Lisa, that is incorrect.
Madeira is an island of Portugal so it is not a country on its own.
However, you could have had Monaco, Morocco, Mali, many others.
Do you want to steal something from Doreen and Lisa's collection?
Please may I have the fan?
OK, Doreen and Lisa, the fan was in your collection,
it is now going over to Mike and Liz.
Let's see where we stand.
Lisa and Doreen, you have
the hash spoon and the sewing machine.
Mike and Liz, you have the dishes, the case, the snuffer,
the football boots, the fan, the stamped envelope and the sucrier.
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. Kate.
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
and the winners of today's show are...
..Liz and Mike.
-Congratulations, Mike and Liz...
-I'm so sorry!
..but Doreen and Lisa, you have played this game magnificently.
And if it wasn't for a couple of burglars sitting to your left,
you would have done a lot better.
But before we say goodbye,
let's find out what items are also leaving the game and their value.
Let's look at the sewing machine.
It is actually a mechanical marvel, I think.
Pocket-sized. They are not quite rare enough to push the value up
to the high hundreds,
this one has a value of £200.
It's a lovely thing.
And, of course, you had the hash spoon.
This has got what is known as a dognose at the end of the...
It looks like a dog's nose, if you see the shape of the finial there.
That dates it absolutely to between 1700 and 1710.
So, actually, it is quite early as spoons go.
It is highly desirable amongst flatware collectors.
-A hefty price tag. £500.
So the total amount is £700. Well done.
Doreen and Lisa, it is time to bring the hammer down on your collection
-and say thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
All I can say is Doreen knows her stuff. She absolutely does.
She nailed it with the pieces that she thought were good,
the pieces that we knew, or she thought was...
Oh, no, we'll just pass that one by.
Years of experience and you know it.
-Congratulations, Mike and Liz.
You built the most valuable collection
and now all you have to do is pick a lot from your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
As you have probably deduced,
that top lot is hiding somewhere in your collection, but can you spot it?
Have a chat and decide on which one you'd like to choose.
This is really, really hard because I really like the Faberge case...
I must admit, the Faberge case, I think I love.
-..because I would like to own that.
-Yeah, and Doreen liked it as well...
-And she was really good.
-Yeah, and she was very good.
Your dishes, I think, Tiffany dishes,
they are nice but there's not much weight to them.
-But you've got a pair of them.
-And the snuffer...
-That was quite good.
-..cos of its provenance...
The boots, I don't think a pair of football boots could be worth...
I don't like the football boots anyway.
The sucrier has got a damaged handle, but on the bottom,
it looks like it has been in a collection.
We then turn to the fan, which again I think is lovely.
Not so sure.
The stamped letter, I don't think...
If it was the stamp was better, I think it would be worth
-a lot of money.
-We are going to press you now for your choice.
Which lot are you going to claim as your prize?
I like the case.
-The Faberge silver case...
Before we tell you what it's worth,
Kate is going to tell you the value of the lots you have rejected. Kate.
Let's kick off with this pair of dishes. 1950s, they are, in date.
Without the Tiffany name, we are talking £50, £70.
But we have the Tiffany name.
And what is the next one, Kate?
Let's look at the snuffers.
And these are hallmarked.
They date from 1818 and of course,
they have got that female maker's mark, Rebecca Emes,
which is quite sought-after.
It also brings the hefty price tag of £300.
And what is the next item?
The football boots.
It's provenance here that is really needed to get
the whacking big bucks.
No known provenance for these, but still, early 20th century,
-in good condition. £400.
They're gone. Ah, the fan.
The fan, the beautiful fan.
It's 18th-century, it's French, it's mother-of-pearl,
-it's in gorgeous condition...
..and that at auction would command a price
-Good heavens. OK, the sucrier.
It's English porcelain
but it's also by a very rare factory known as Pinxton,
based in Derbyshire,
only produced English porcelain wares for 17 years.
Very limited run of production
and that makes it highly desirable.
And the last lot we have is the stamped letter, and actually,
this is a really interesting piece of social history.
And that, combined with the fact that it is a first day cover...
-That was a close-run thing.
So, Liz and Mike, you will have deduced by now
that Faberge case is today's top lot,
Come and join me to take a closer look at your case
and to see if we can tempt you with our mystery lot,
which may be worth even more.
Kate, can you tell us some more about this beautiful case?
There is something I think - and a lot of collectors agree with me -
very special about Carl Faberge and his pieces.
He is perhaps the most famous jeweller of all time.
He was very innovative in mixing gold with different metals
to produce different colours of gold.
None of that is seen in this piece.
It is silver.
It's really quite plain.
It has the little diamond monogram
but that doesn't mean that it belonged to anybody important.
And the silver here is worth nothing like £2,500,
but it is that mark and the way it is so beautifully put together
which commands that price.
Well, you know you have the top lot.
-Well done. Well worked for.
But we are going to tempt you, however, with today's mystery lot.
Kate, would you like to reveal today's mystery lot?
-There it is. MIKE AND LIZ LAUGH
Tell us about it, Kate.
A helmet used in the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film,
Saving Private Ryan.
It and several others like it were worn by the landing craft crewmen
as they drove their boats into Omaha Beach
in the famous opening scene of the film.
It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards,
Spielberg's direction won him a second Academy Award for Best Director.
With that, you should have all the information
to make a judgment on its value.
What is your initial reaction to that?
Yeah, a lot of people pay a lot of money for things like that,
but do you know what,
if it is any more than that, then it is a strange old world
and this is just a quality item
and I'd much rather say I've gone for the quality item.
And if you would like to go for that, I would say we stay with that.
No, I'm with you all the way on that.
-Even if that's more, I don't mind.
-So, you are going with the case.
please tell us what they have rejected.
Film memorabilia is a very buoyant market,
and the more successful the film,
perhaps the more desirable the memorabilia.
The film was considered historically, culturally,
and it was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
But there were quite a few helmets used...
..and it has a value
Whoa, well done! MIKE AND LIZ LAUGH
That is fantastic!
-Congratulations, Liz and Mike...
..you are going home with the price of this top lot,
which is £2,500.
Well, I said to you that every expert has a piece that they see
which really sparks that passion for antiques or for what
they love in the business.
And, for me, it was seeing
a piece of Faberge in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
And, for me, he has a certain je ne sais quoi and it was actually looking
at Faberge that meant that I wanted to go into the antiques business.
Kate, thank you so much for lending us your brilliant expertise.
-Looking forward to seeing you next time.
And thank you for watching.
We 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.
Congratulations, what a fantastic way to end the show!
I thought we were out after the first one.
-I knew we had got a lot of things in our box but...
-You were concerned.
I thought I might have chosen all the cheap ones, so, yeah,
I was very surprised.