Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert Charlie Ross assists Fern as the three teams compete for the prize.
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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that combines quizzing with a curiosity for curios.
We have three pairs of contestants who are ready to play,
and each team has a quizzer,
who has to answer a general knowledge question correctly
so that their partner, the picker,
has a chance to choose an antique or collectable and build a collection.
And the aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
Joining me today is a man so immersed in the world of antiques
we have to dust him off before every show.
It is Charlie Ross.
Very nice to see you, Charlie.
It's wonderful to be here.
-We're going to have a cracking show, aren't we?
I-I just feel it in my bones.
-Well, what kind of collectables
-do we have for our contestants...
-..to fight over?
Well, today, Fern, we have...
and a tool.
Well, one of these items is 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 their items.
But beware, because the lots do decrease in value,
right down to our worthless lot,
which is a tenner or less.
And that, of course, is the lot to avoid.
So who's playing today? Let's meet out teams.
Team One, who are you?
Hi, Fern, I'm Al, and this is my wife, Chris.
We've been married for 33 years,
and I collect boot and shoe-shaped objects.
Very nice to have you here. Welcome to Team One.
And Team Two, who are you?
Hi, I'm Di, and this is my friend, Maggie.
We've been friends for years,
and apparently I'm always getting her into trouble.
FERN LAUGHS Getting her onto this show, I think.
-Welcome, Team Two.
And Team Three, who are you?
Hi, Fern, hi, Charlie, I'm Christopher,
and this is my friend, Kerry.
We've been family friends for years, and we're neighbours.
It's lovely to have you here.
Good luck, everybody.
Now, earlier, our teams got to inspect our lots,
watched over by Charlie,
but will they separate the Chippendale
from the car-boot sale?
Right, Kerry, it's down to you - you're the expert.
-Oh, this isn't what I was expecting.
-Lots to choose from.
-This looks good.
I'm going to go it's 18th century English punchbowl.
I love it! Look at that.
It looks Arts And Crafts, doesn't it?
-It's very Arts And Craftsy, that is.
"Arts And Craftsy"?
Straight in, Chris.
I like those. I like the figurines.
I like Royal Worcester.
I think this man must be an antique dealer.
They just don't do it for me.
-I would walk past them in a car boot.
-Let's walk past them, then.
That is one of the great expressions.
Now, that's your cup of team, not mine.
-Italian, isn't it?
Why do we think it's Italian?
I think they call that, with figures and scenes, Watteau-esque.
Very nice, I like that.
-Is that a barometer?
It says "barometer".
Negretti and Zambra, they were a good makers,
as well, I think, of barometers.
They certainly were.
Don't touch it.
IV, I think.
Would you buy it?
I'd buy it for 100 quid.
I like this candlestick, Diana.
This has got a winder.
It's quite nice, but it doesn't look that old, to me.
It's...it is silver, though.
It is silver.
I was half-expecting it to be heavier than that.
But it is probably is bronze.
Stags are very collectable at the moment.
Stags are in.
"Stags are in"?
I reckon she's not that old, cos I had one like that,
and I'm not old.
I don't think people would pay a lot for 'em.
-A bit scary, isn't she?
What about the car?
-I think it's quite collectable.
-It's either in good condition, or been painted,
but I think it's probably just in good condition.
What is it, Di? I wonder what it is.
Looks like a dentist's tool, or something like that, to me.
-A very broken plate.
-Is that "Maiolica"?
I'd say that's worth nothing, considering it's got duct tape
-Well, it's been... Yeah.
Look at the bodge job they've done underneath.
"The bodge job"!
Yeah. I always get confused
-with these - Japanese? Chinese?
Blue and white is a hit and miss, isn't it?
It's either worth loads, or nothing.
Good point, Kerry -
"It's either worth loads, or nothing."
-I'll pick the jar.
-Your decision. For your top lot?
-For the top lot.
-I'm going for the Chinese vase.
I'm going to see the cabinet - the credenza -
and the dolly for the bottom lot.
And either the tool or the doll in the bottom.
What do you think's the worst lot?
-That was really good fun, wasn't it?
What do you think of our teams today?
I just can't spot who's going to win.
It's going to be a tight competition, I think.
And how has the valuation of these antiques been reached?
Well, Fern, the values for each lot
have been agreed between myself and an independent valuer.
They're based on the hammer price
we would expect them to reach at auction,
but with no auction costs added.
And just to add an extra twist, we have our mystery lot.
It could be worth thousands,
or it could be worth peanuts.
That's for our winners to decide a little bit later on.
But for now, teams, it's time for Round One.
I'm going to ask eight General Knowledge questions.
Now, pickers, before each one,
I will ask you to select which lot you would like to play for.
And then, quizzers, if you buzz in with a correct answer,
you will get to add that to your collection.
But beware, if you buzz in incorrectly,
you'll be frozen out of the next question.
OK? So, pickers, would you please make your first pick?
Let's see what you've chosen.
Chris and Al have gone for the bowl,
Maggie and Di
have gone for the credenza.
And Christopher and Kerry
have also gone for the bowl.
Quizzer, fingers on buzzers, question one -
Justin Timberlake was an original member of which boyband?
I had to ask a young person this, cos it looks like...
but it's actually NSYNC.
Right, nobody got anything for their collections yet.
That was just a warm-up.
Pickers, make a pick.
Chris and Al have gone for the bowl,
Maggie and Di the credenza,
Christopher and Kerry the bowl.
Question two, quizzers.
In the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle,
the dish runs away with...? BELL RINGS
The full question - in the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle,
the dish runs away with which item of cutlery?
You said "spoon", that is correct,
and the credenza starts off your collection.
OK. Pickers, make a pick.
Well, Chris and Al are sticking with the bowl,
Maggie and Di
have gone for the barometer,
and Christopher and Kerry
are sticking with the bowl.
So here we go - question number three.
Which United Nations agency primarily works
for the protection of children around the world?
BELL RINGS Yes, Maggie?
-It is Unicef, well done.
The barometer is yours.
Pickers, make a pick.
Chris and Al still with the bowl,
Maggie and Di, the figurines,
but Christopher and Kerry are
still wanting the bowl, as well.
Where in our solar system would you
find a dividing line called the Lunar terminator?
BELL RINGS Yes, Chris?
On the Moon?
Correct, it is the Moon.
-The bowl is yours.
Pickers, make a pick.
Chris and Al have gone for the jar,
Maggie and Di, the figurines,
but Christopher and Kerry
also want the jar.
So Team One and Team Three
are fighting it out.
Question number five, quizzers.
Jarlsberg cheese originates from which country?
BELL RINGS Yes, Chris?
Incorrect. It's Norway.
-You are frozen out of the next question.
Pickers, make a pick.
The figurines for Team Two,
and the jar for Team Three.
The question is -
created in 1937, Huey, Dewey, and Louie
are nephews of which Walt Disney character?
BELL RINGS Yes, Christopher?
The jar is yours.
Glad about that.
Chris and Al, you're now back in the game.
Pickers, make a pick.
Chris and Al
have gone for the plate.
Maggie and Di are fighting it out
with Christopher and Kerry
for the figurines.
Here's question number seven -
which author wrote the 1922 novel Ulysses?
BELL RINGS Yes, Chris?
Oh, Chris, I'm sorry, you were out of time.
I know you were trying to say "James Joyce" - which is correct -
-but I can't accept the answer...
..cos you were out of time.
So, Chris and Al, you're now frozen out of the final question.
Maggie and Di, Christopher and Kerry,
you are playing, so pickers make a pick.
Oh, Maggie and Di, Christopher and Kerry
have both gone for the figurines.
This is the last question in this round, quizzers.
The English phrase meaning the bottom of the sea
refers to a locker belonging to which person?
-BELL RINGS Maggie.
Correct. The figurines are yours.
-Oh, Christopher, I saw you!
She just pipped you on the buzzer.
Right, at the end of Round One,
let's have a look at your collections.
Chris and Al, after quite a battle, have won the bowl.
Maggie and Di - a pair of magpies, aren't you?
You have got the credenza, the figurines and the barometer.
And Christopher and Kerry, you've got the jar that you really wanted.
OK, our teams have started to build their collections,
but have they chosen wisely?
Well, before they have the chance to add more of them,
Charlie is going to give each pair a fact
about a lot of their choice, which should give them
everything they need to know to make a valuation.
Chris and Al, welcome.
-So, Chris, what do you do?
-I've just retired.
I used to work as a residential care officer in a special-needs school.
So, what do you collect, though, Chris?
I collect boot- and shoe-shaped objects and legs.
So they're all sorts of little tiny things that fit on
a very small table, unlike Alan's collections,
that take over pretty much the rest of the house.
Al, what do you collect that's huge?
Music boxes, the Victorian ones, the big ones.
But also down to little Victorian children's ones, wind-up.
-So anything clockwork, music.
-Does it drive you mad, Chris?
I like to hear them playing
but he is a little bit of an anorak about it all, really, I have to say.
-I'm a bit obsessed.
-Well, it's lovely to have you here.
Now, what lot would you like to know more about?
It could be in your collection,
someone else's collection or something still on the grid.
I'd like to know about the tool
-because I don't really know what it is.
-Yes, the tool.
This tool is a jeweller's mini blowtorch.
If you have to repair a fine chain or the intricate
workings of a watch, it's no use trying to handle a full-size one -
you'd burn the whole thing to a cinder, wouldn't you?
So you match the tool to the subject matter
and end up with this clever device.
It has the Moore & Wright Sheffield maker's mark
and is made out of brass.
Though this particular blowtorch
has been long since left without a flame,
could it still ignite a spark in your collection?
-Hmm, that's something to think about, isn't it?
Right, let's move to Team Two. Hello, Maggie and Di.
-Now, Maggie, you are great friends who laugh a lot.
-What kind of things set you off?
We just have great fun.
We were laughing all the way here on the train.
We had the train carriage laughing. We had the ticket guy laughing.
It was... Yeah, it was good fun. We just seem to giggle, don't we?
So, Maggie, what do you collect?
-I like jewellery, Fern.
-I love jewellery.
-What kind of jewellery?
Diamonds, but I can never afford all of them.
But, you know, everything, really.
And what do you collect, Di?
Mostly little things, silver type things. Pretty things.
I do have some furniture that I bought at auction that I like.
So, what would you like to ask Charlie more about?
Oh, I would like to ask Charlie about the planter, please.
This majestic item is a planter, and what foliage wouldn't
look far grander when surrounded by this elaborate stag?
The sculpture is made of bronze,
which is most popular for cast metal sculptures
as the metal expands slightly just before it sets,
so it fills the finest details of a mould.
This mould is overall in good condition,
with no visible damage to the surface.
However, there are some scratches to the wooden base
and the edges are worn.
This piece may not be to everybody's taste
and therefore this could affect its commercial value.
However, the question is,
would you be happy to plant this in your collection?
While you ponder on that, Maggie and Di,
we're going to meet Christopher and Kerry. Welcome, both of you.
Christopher, what do you do in your spare time?
I like to go car boots. I never find any rare treasures, though.
-But I do like to look.
-And how do you know Kerry?
We live next door together and in fact, in the block,
out of a block of four houses, there's three families
-that are family and friends, so it's quite nice.
-And, Kerry, what do you collect?
-A little bit of everything.
At the minute I collect vintage tins, cake tins, biscuit tins,
but I'm quite open to anything. I'm more vintage than antique.
Very interesting. What lot would you like to hear more about?
-I think the plate.
-Charlie, tell us.
This is a truly epic 19th-century maiolica istoriato plate,
or charger. It was, of course, made in Italy.
It's clearly not in the best condition, as you've seen -
it's severely fragmented and some of it is missing entirely.
But maiolica, like English Staffordshire,
is a rare breed of antique
that wears damage and age extremely well,
as it only serves to accentuate the object's character.
That said, even maiolica pieces are worth a lot more
when they are intact.
So, will you tempt the fates and gamble on this battle-weary charger?
Thank you very much, Charlie.
Well, I hope that has helped a little bit
because it's time now to play Round Two.
In this round, the pickers will select a lot to play for
and the quizzers will again try and secure it by answering correctly.
But this time around the lots come with their own question categories,
and here they are.
So, for example, if you wanted the planter, I would offer you
a choice of questions on Fruit & Veg or UK Politics.
At the end of this round, the team with the least valuable collection
will be eliminated, so choose wisely.
Team One, you are up first.
So, Al, what would you like to try to go for?
You're going to go for the toy car.
Chris, would you like a question on Fruit & Veg or Abba?
-Fruit & Veg, please.
-Fruit & Veg, OK. Here we go.
Which fruit is nicknamed the Chinese gooseberry?
Unfortunately, that's incorrect. It's the kiwi fruit.
Never mind. Di and Maggie. Di, what would you like?
-The menorah, please.
Maggie, Fruit & Veg or '80s Cinema?
-Fruit & Veg, please, Fern.
-Fruit & Veg.
Galia and Canary are types of which fruit?
The menorah is not yours. Kerry, what would you like?
-Can we have the planter, please?
Christopher, Fruit & Veg or UK Politics?
-I'll try Fruit & Veg again.
-Fruit & Veg.
Because it was worn by soldiers during an ancient victory,
which edible plant is the national emblem of Wales?
Correct. The planter is yours.
Now, teams, have you missed out
on that one item that you really wanted?
Because if so, here's your chance to get your hands on it.
From now on, you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try to steal a lot that is in a rival team's collection.
Pickers, be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
they will get to choose which category your quizzer must face.
And there's only one rule here - you can't steal from a team
who has only one lot in their collection,
so, Chris and Al, you are safe.
Team One, Chris and Al,
do you want to pick from the grid or steal from a rival?
-I'll go for the toy car again.
-The toy car again.
Chris, Fruit & Veg, Abba?
-I'll go Fruit & Veg again.
-Fruit & Veg.
Anjou, Concorde and Bartlett are all types of which fruit?
-Correct! The car is yours.
Di, would you like to pick or steal?
-I'll try the menorah again, please.
-The menorah again.
Maggie, Fruit & Veg or '80s Cinema?
-Fruit & Veg, Fern, please.
-Very popular category, this one. OK.
What British name is given to the vegetable
that Americans call zucchini?
-Correct. The menorah is yours.
Kerry, pick or steal?
-We'll go for the coin, yeah.
Christopher, Tennis or Famous Painters?
-I'll have to go Famous Painters.
The Houses Of Parliament In The Fog is a 1903 painting
by which Impressionist artist?
I'm going to have to just have a random guess of Turner.
-Incorrect, it's Monet.
Amazingly, yes, Monet, so the coin is not yours.
Gosh, this is exciting. Shall we do it again? Yes.
Team One, pick or steal?
I think we'll steal this time.
I'll go for the figurines.
The figurines in Maggie and Di's collection.
So, Maggie and Di, you can confer.
Which category do you think Chris
is going to have the most difficulty answering?
And here is your question.
Marcel Duchamp painted a moustache and beard
onto a copy of which famous image?
Oh, painting! Sorry.
We'll have to accept Andy Warhol, I'm so sorry.
It's the Mona Lisa.
Marcel Duchamp was very naughty and he painted a moustache
and a beard onto a copy of her, which is now a very famous image.
Maggie and Di, you protected your figurines very well
and, Di, now it's your turn. Pick or steal?
-I'm going to go for the plate, please.
Tennis or UK Politics, Maggie?
The first female MP in the UK, Nancy Astor,
was a member of which party?
Incorrect. Conservative Party.
OK, the plate stays on the grid.
Christopher and Kerry, do you want to pick or steal?
I think we're going to steal the bowl.
Which is in Chris and Al's collection.
Chris and Al, what category do you think Christopher
is going to have trouble with?
-Politics, UK Politics.
-UK Politics. OK, Christopher.
In September 2012,
who was elected leader of the Green Party of England and Wales?
I've no idea.
-Shall I give you the answer?
Natalie Bennett. Well protected. You've kept the bowl, Chris and Al.
Well, that is the end of the round,
so let's see how the collections are looking.
Chris and Al, you have the bowl still and the toy.
Maggie and Di, you have the credenza, the figurines,
the menorah and the barometer.
And, Christopher and Kerry, you have the jar and the planter.
OK, for one team, it's now the end of the road.
Charlie has been keeping tabs
and the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated.
So, Charlie, who is leaving us first?
Well, the pair sadly leaving us first is...
-..Chris and Al.
Chris and Al,
and you've got such interesting things in your collection.
Not only are you leaving the game,
but you're also leaving those behind with us.
But I'm quite sure you'd like to know how much they are worth,
Let's take the toy first, shall we?
This toy is a scale model of a Ford Zodiac.
Produced by Tri-ang Toys in the 1960s,
this model was part of their Spot-On range of scale model cars.
This particular model is in good condition
but has some paint chips on it.
It is in its original box but the box has a bit of damage,
including one missing inner flap and taped outer flats.
As toys go, it's reasonably-valued, but it's probably
a little bit late, the Spot-On range,
and so we've put £100 on it.
Now, the bowl. This is an Arts and Crafts silver bowl.
The Arts and Crafts movement began in Britain around 1880
and quickly spread across America and indeed Europe.
It was a reaction against the austere Industrial Revolution
and looked to put form and creativity back into design.
This is sterling silver
and the hallmarks tell us that it was made in London in 1906.
The bowl is in good condition with no visible signs of damage.
-You likes it, didn't you?
-I did, yeah.
-And that's why you chose it.
Sadly, not quite valuable enough to pull you up into the top two,
-but £800 worth.
-Very well spotted.
So, the total value of their collection...
Chris and Al, it has been a pleasure to have you here.
Thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
And also the unclaimed items in the grid are now leaving the game,
so let's quickly find out from Charlie what they are worth,
and is the top lot still in the game?
We'll start with the doll.
Now, we've got a rare doll from the 1950s.
You'll notice that this doll has unusual features for that time -
This feature wasn't common during doll production in the 1950s,
hence these dolls were given the name walker dolls.
This particular model is 22 inches tall and its original hair
and its eyes and its eyelashes are in jolly good condition.
Original packaging always has an effect on an item's worth
and this doll is not in its original box.
But is this beauty worth a bundle?
-Now, the coin.
Here we have a George IV sovereign gold coin.
This 22-carat gold sovereign was minted in 1826,
midway through the king's reign.
It is the same size as a pound coin
but as it is made of 91.66% pure gold,
it should be worth slightly more than a quid.
The coin itself has a left-facing bare head portrait of George IV
on the front with the reverse design depicting the Royal Shield.
It's rare indeed to find this coin in such great condition.
But this is actually worth £1,500.
-Oh, my gosh!
Well, we've heard what it is. It's very practical.
But it's completely worthless.
Now, the plate.
The original maiolica dates from the Renaissance period.
It is damaged but maiolica, rather like English Staffordshire,
isn't affected in the same way that perhaps a piece of Meissen
or Worcester porcelain would be by damage.
Therefore, the fact that someone has had a bit of a chew out of it
and glued it together is not as vital as it might be.
It's worth £500.
More than I thought, but I'm...
So, hang on a minute, the bottom lot has gone, which means...
The top lot is somewhere there.
And it's worth £2,500.
Teams, congratulations on getting this far.
You now have one last chance to pick our expert's brains.
The top lot is still in the game, so make it count.
Which lot do you really need to know more about?
Let's start with Di and Maggie.
We'd like to know about the jar, please.
This is a ginger jar created in China in 1620,
meaning it is genuine Ming Dynasty.
The hand-painted scenes are traditional images of good luck,
as demonstrated in the gestures of goodwill
that the figures are exchanging.
The name Ming will always cast a halo over any object,
but this jar is one of thousands of its kind.
-So what's it worth?
Christopher and Kerry, what would you like to know more about?
-The credenza, please.
-It's a lovely word, isn't it, credenza?
What exactly is it?
The word comes from the English word credence
and the Italian word for belief, which makes sense,
because the first credenzas were used as a place for food
that needed to be tasted to test for poison
before being served to a VIP.
Someone like Fern, of course.
As long as it's got ketchup, I don't care.
-This one has no ketchup on it at the moment.
It's not ebony, I'm afraid,
but it's wood which has been stained to look like ebony.
There's also these exquisite gilt metal mounts
and this interesting plaque in the middle.
But do you have belief in its true value?
Well, while you have a little think about that,
let's go for our final round.
And at the end of this, we'll have our winners.
In this round, I'll show you a category and 12 possible answers.
Now, nine are correct but three are not.
Each of you will then take turns to choose an answer
you think is correct and as it's the final round,
both quizzers and pickers will play, so there's nowhere to hide.
Pick a wrong answer and your opponents will be able to steal
a lot from your collection.
If all nine correct answers are given,
then the team who give the final correct answer will be the winners.
We will play three questions in total and the pair
with the most valuable collection can choose to go
first or second on this round.
Charlie, who is that at the moment?
Well, Fern, I can reveal
that the team with the most valuable collection is...
..Christopher and Kerry.
Christopher and Kerry have two lots in their collection,
Maggie and Di have four. It's always quality, not quality.
Right, Christopher and Kerry, the first question is this.
Would you like to go first or second?
Can we go first, please?
Of course. Let's have a look at the answers.
-Christopher, give me an answer.
-I'm going to go John.
Yeah, that's a good one to go for. Correct, it's one of the Gospels.
Correct. Traditionally attributed to James The Just.
Yes, a letter to the church at Rome.
Yes, known as the Acts of the Apostles. Christopher.
Oh, it's wrong.
It's the name of the Roman emperor at the time Jesus was born.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Augustus. Antigone is a figure from Greek mythology
and Shannara is a fantasy series by Terry Brooks. Did you know that?
Well, I might not have got it, but, yeah,
I'm a bit sad at getting it wrong!
Well, you're going to feel sadder now,
cos Maggie and Di are going to steal something from you.
-Do you want the jar or the planter?
-The jar, please.
The jar is going into your collection now.
Right, Maggie and Di, Team Two, your question is...
So, which of these are real scientific prefixes
for units of measurement?
Do you want to go first or second?
-We'll go first, please.
-OK. Here are the answers.
Maggie, give me an answer.
Correct. It is one millionth. Christopher?
Correct, that is one billionth. Di?
Correct, that is a trillion. Kerry?
Correct, one gigabyte is 120 billion bytes. Maggie?
An exasecond is about 32 billion years.
CHARLIE LAUGHS How about that?
You learn something here!
-The pressure's on here, isn't it?
Is that correct?
-Oh! That's a Mexican food.
-I thought it was "tacograph", you see.
No. Let's see the other wrong answers.
Arco is an instrument played with a bow
and Tara was the plantation house in Gone With The Wind!
OK, Maggie and Di, that means you can steal a lot from your opponents.
What would you like?
We'll have the planter, then, please.
And it's yours.
Christopher and Kerry, you came into this round as the leaders.
All is not lost, cos the third question is yours. Ready?
Here it is.
Jim Henson's Muppets.
So, you're looking for the real names
of any of Jim Henson's Muppets.
-Would you like to go first or second?
First, please - you say that with some confidence!
Let's have a look at the answers.
Christopher, give me an answer.
Correct. Purple, with that funny bent nose. Maggie?
Correct, the red and hairy drummer. Kerry?
I haven't got a clue!
I was going to say Animal, so...
Yes, he's orange, with glasses.
I don't know any more, so I don't want it to come back round!
Correct, tall and thin with a shock of orange hair,
I think he was always helping out in the science lab.
Yes, of course, my favourite - the scruffy brown dog.
Yes, one of the grumpy old men who sat up in the box of the theatre.
-Correct! He first appeared in the 2011 film.
It's like playing Russian roulette, isn't it?
I'm having a heart failure now!
Correct, Rizzo the rat!
The pressure's just totally on now!
Christopher, you're down to the last one.
If you get this and then pick the right item,
you could still win the game.
-Oh! The pressure. I couldn't get three wrong, come on!
Sweetums is a large, hairy ogre.
Right, let's have a look at the wrong answers.
Emlyn is a CBBC puppet.
Hartley is Hartley the Hare, from Pipkins.
Coco is Courteney Cox and David Arquette's daughter.
-So, there you go. Very well played, Christopher.
This is the most important pick of the show.
-We can confer?
-You can confer.
-One of those six...
-We know it's one of the two.
We also know they made thousands of them...
-But a lot got turned into lamps and stuff.
-It's entirely your choice.
-We'll go for the jar.
-We'll go for the jar.
-The jar is yours.
Is it enough to steal victory?
That's it, your collections are complete
and will determine which team is victorious.
Charlie, who are today's winners?
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection,
and the winners of today's show, are...
-..Christopher and Kerry.
So many commiserations to dear Maggie and Di, Team Two,
you did not create a valuable enough collection, so sorry.
But before we say goodbye,
-you want to know the value of your collection, don't you?
-So, Charlie, what did you make of their choices?
And lots of them, too!
The barometer - here we have
an intricately designed pocket barometer.
This piece was made by the firm Negretti & Zambra, opticians
and scientific instrument makers to Her Majesty, Queen Victoria.
This piece, from the late 19th century, is in good condition,
with minimal markings, and is designed to fit in your pocket.
A lovely object, but really only worth £80.
-I was convinced that was worth more.
Now, the planter - it's bronze,
the thing about this is, it lacks real age.
And of course, as many of you pointed out, there is no signature.
Nevertheless, it's a tidy £150.
Now, here we have a sterling silver menorah,
bearing a Birmingham hallmark for 1964-65, and by Alexander Smith.
The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish faith.
While brass menorahs can be fairly valuable items, sterling silver
ones like this can fetch a much higher price at auction.
It's in extremely good condition and it's a pretty tidy sum,
The figurines - here we have a pair of Royal Worcester figurines
by Hadley, Worcester's principal modeller, by about 1870.
This female music duet
are his most well-known of those still in circulation.
As you know, Royal Worcester is very collectable
and this particular pair is beautifully crafted,
and they are worth £400.
The credenza - well, we've talked about the credenza,
a lot of 19th-century furniture was ebonised after 1861,
because that's when Prince Albert died.
And from that date onwards, Queen Victoria, of course,
always dressed in black and it had a huge influence on furniture.
It's a cracking bit of furniture and extraordinary value,
at just £400.
-Surprising, isn't it?
So, that gave a total of five objects in your collection
of just £1,210.
When I say just, it's not a bad sum, is it, Fern?
Not bad at all but, sadly, not good enough.
You have played this game so well.
Maggie and Di, it's been a pleasure to have you here,
thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
Christopher and Kerry, you have won the value of the jar,
it is the Top Lot and it's worth £2,500.
You played so cleverly, and even at that last gasp,
were you absolutely certain that was the Top Lot?
I thought it was when we went in the room.
I thought we were going to be out then - I didn't think
it would be enough versus their five prizes to make it through.
It was a great gamble for you,
because I remember when you saw it in the room,
you came up with that wonderful comment -
this is either worth diddly squat or a fortune!
Well, here is another hoop to jump through.
Can we tempt you with our mystery lot?
Would you swap the jar for that?
The mystery lot could be worth even more.
There you go, Christopher and Kerry, that is the lot you've won,
this beautiful vase.
As things stand, we know you've won its value in cash,
we know it's the Top Lot, we know it's worth £2,500.
But the game isn't over yet,
because we want to tempt you with our mystery prize.
Charlie, what have you got for us?
-It is indeed a letter.
If I said "Crippen" to you, would it sent shivers down your spine?
It would indeed.
He was, of course, the infamous doctor
who was sentenced to spend the rest of his life
in Pentonville Prison,
after his wife, Cora, was found dead in his basement.
Their marriage was one filled with deceit.
Crippen fell head over heels in love with his mistress, Ethel Le Neve,
and the two attempted to escape to America.
His devotion to Le Neve is only too apparent in this letter,
written from prison on the 17th of November, 1910.
This is Crippen's confirmation of his last will and testament,
naming Ethel Le Neve as his sole executor.
In his words, and I quote,
"I trust her in every way,
"that she has given me the only real happiness I have ever known,
"that I love her above all else in this life,
"and that for nearly four years, she has been united with me
"in heart, soul and body as my wife."
Positively dripping in provenance. This truly is one of a kind.
To someone with an eerie interest in the macabre,
this item would be very, very valuable.
But does its sombre story appeal to your darker side?
Myself, er, I think we've done absolutely fantastically
to get the top prize, and we know its value, we know what it's worth.
Plus, I like it a lot more than the letter.
I don't even know who he is!
-So, for me, I wouldn't bother, I'd just stick with what we've got.
Final decision - is it the letter or the jar?
I'm going to stick with my first intuition,
it's up to you to make the choice, but I'm going to stick...
I'll go with the majority vote, yeah.
I'm going to stick with that. Because I don't know him!
-The jar it is, yes?
The jar it is. And that means you have won its worth in cash.
Charlie, reveal what they've thrown away.
Well, of course, there will never be another letter like this,
-This is the only one.
Anyway, you've made your decision, and I can tell you that this,
almost to use the word "priceless" manuscript, is worth...
-That wouldn't have been bad, though, but...
Well done. Today, Christopher and Kerry,
you are going home with £2,500.
-Thank you both so much.
-Thank you, yeah.
You've been amazing.
-My hands are still going!
-Thank you. You have been amazing.
Charlie, thank you so much for lending us all your expertise.
-So we'll see you next time?
And we look forward to seeing you next time, when more teams
will be trying to spot the lot to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
Goodbye for now! Bye.
-That was so good!
Charlie Ross assists Fern Britton, giving his expert insight into the wonderful world of antiques and collectibles as the three pairs of contestants answer general knowledge questions, hoping for the chance to add antiques to their collections and win the game.