Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert Anita Manning 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 tests
your general knowledge and your antiques know-how.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play and each team has a quizzer,
who has to answer a general knowledge question correctly
so their partner, the picker, has the chance to choose
an antique or a collectable and build a collection.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
Joining me today is a woman who is herself a very rare find.
She is the lovely Anita Manning.
Lovely to have you here, Anita.
It's lovely to be here, Fern.
And what have you brought for us to have a look at today?
Today, Fern, we have a bracelet.
A washing dolly.
A cigar case.
A watch chain.
And a banknote.
Now 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 decrease in value,
right down to our worthless lot, which is worth a tenner or less.
That, obviously, is the lot to avoid.
So, who's playing today?
Let's meet our teams.
Team one, who are you?
Hi, Fern. I'm Gavin, and this is my best buddy, Stephen.
We've known each other for about 40 years and we go around visiting
car-boot sales and fairs.
Well, good luck with the game today.
And team two, who are you?
-I'm Mark and this is my stepmother, Marilyn.
And I collect salt and pepper sets.
Very nice to see you.
We'll have more of a chat a bit later.
Team three, who are you?
Hello, Fern. I'm John and this is my long-suffering wife, Diane.
We're both from Bridgend and been married for 34 years.
Very nice to have you here.
Now, earlier, our teams got to inspect our lots,
watched over by Anita.
But will they find a one of a kind?
-There's a few options there.
Let's have a look.
-It's an Airfix model.
-I wouldn't pay more than 50 for it.
-There's no instructions, so that will devalue it.
That is a point.
Not quite sure what type of wood it is.
-Certainly well done.
Cutting a fine figure there, isn't he?
-He's nice, isn't it?
Oh, she fancies him!
-I would say that's probably Chinese or Japanese.
It's got a gilded edge.
This is lovely.
That's a watch chain.
But it's very light.
-There's no weight to it.
That is gold, late Victorian, early 20th century.
Bible. And it is in...
-It's a Welsh one. Yeah.
-It's a Welsh Bible.
-That's from the 17th century, I would say.
-I like that.
Lovely decorative hinges.
He's catching the detail. That's good.
There's no perforations around the edge,
so that's going to make them rare.
I don't think that's worth very much, to be honest with you.
I don't think it's silver.
I don't know, it doesn't seem to be marked. It does look old.
The enamelling is nice.
He's looking at the detail, she's looking at the beauty.
I tell you what, it's been sun-bleached quite a lot,
so it's a Victorian.
Doll collectors and teddy bear collectors love these,
because they display their collection on them.
Good point, Marilyn.
A washing dolly, good gracious!
Heavens to Betsy.
It's probably 20th century, isn't it?
It definitely is.
I don't know. Something about that banknote.
I think that's something.
It might actually just be a souvenir.
Oh, he's lovely. I like him.
Beautifully carved. Yeah, he's nice.
Is there any markings on it at all?
Not that I can see.
She's looking in the right place.
Gilding's really good inside.
Yeah, there's your markings.
-Yeah. Oh, there's two cigars in there.
-Ooh! Extra value.
Cigars are not the important part of this lot.
Probably the Bible is the top item.
We think the cigar case...
-Possibly go for the Bible.
-Because it's a Welsh Bible, I think it'll be quite rare.
So we're saying the bottom lot is the washing dolly.
-The bottom one is the James Bond.
-Dolly is, I think, the bottom one.
-The bottom lot.
We'll have a think about it, we'll have a chat.
-And then you can decide.
-And then I'll decide!
What do you think of their knowledge then, Anita?
It was marvellous to watch them looking at everything
and I think we're going to have a few surprises here.
Excellent. How is the valuation being reached on all these objects?
The values for each lot have been agreed between myself
and an independent valuer.
They are 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.
But that is for our winners to decide later.
But for now, it's time for round one.
I'm going to ask eight general knowledge questions.
Pickers, before each one,
I will ask you to select which one you would like to play for,
and quizzers, if you buzz in with a correct answer,
you will get to add it to your collection.
But beware, because if you buzz in incorrectly,
you'll be frozen out of the next question.
So, pickers, please make your first pick.
Let's see what you've chosen.
Stephen and Gavin have gone for the Bible,
Mark and Marilyn for the stamps and John and Diane for the cigar case.
Here's question one, quizzers.
On which date of the year is Hogmanay celebrated?
Oh, er, 31st of October?
-No, I'm so sorry.
That's Halloween. Hogmanay is celebrated on the 31st December.
You are frozen out of the next question.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Stephen and Gavin have gone for the cigar case,
Mark and Marilyn for the banknote.
Here's the question. In 2016,
Leonardo DiCaprio collected the best actor Oscar for his performance
in which film? Yes, Stephen?
-The Revenant is correct, the cigar case is yours.
John and Diane, you are now back in the game.
Pickers, make a pick.
Stephen and Gavin have gone for the stamps,
Mark and Marilyn for the watch chain, John and Diane for the Bible.
Question three, quizzers.
Solutions with a pH lower than seven have what specific chemical property?
Oh, it was one or the other!
Incorrect. It's acid.
You are now frozen out of the next question.
Pickers, make a pick.
Mark and Marilyn have gone for the Bible,
John and Diane for the decanter.
Question four. Which US band had a 1983 UK hit single with the song
It is Toto, yes, correct.
The decanter is yours.
Stephen and Gavin, you're back in the game.
Pickers, make a pick.
Stephen and Gavin, Mark and Marilyn, John and Diane,
you've all gone for the Bible.
Question five. In the UK,
road signs that are delivering a warning to drivers
are usually which shape? Yes, John?
The Bible is yours.
Pickers, make a pick.
Stephen and Gavin, the stamps, Mark and Marilyn, the carving,
John and Diane, the plate.
Which stringed toy is used to perform a trick
known as Walk the Dog?
Yes, can you do it?
No. No, thank you.
I spent hours practising.
Yes, no good at all. It is the yo-yo.
Well done, the plate is in your collection.
Pickers, make a pick.
Stephen and Gavin have gone for the carving,
Mark and Marilyn the stamps and John and Diane have chosen the carving
as well. Quizzers, here's your question.
In the EU farming policy known as the CAP,
what does the letter "A" stand for?
Correct. Yes, the full thing is the Common Agricultural Policy.
Well done, the carving is joining your collection.
This is the final pick of this round, so, pickers, please make a pick.
Stephen and Gavin, the stamps.
Mark and Marilyn, the watch chain.
John and Diane, the banknote.
Which Looney Tunes character is famous for asking "What's up, Doc?"
It is Bugs Bunny, the stamps are yours.
And at the end of round one, let's see how they're doing.
Stephen and Gavin have the cigar case and the stamps.
Mark and Marilyn are making their minds up.
John and Diane, you have the decanter, the plate,
the carving and the Bible.
Right, our teams have started to build their collections,
but have they chosen wisely?
Well, before they have the chance to add more of them,
Anita is going to give each player a fact about a lot of their choice,
which should be everything they need to know to make a valuation.
So let's meet our teams, shall we?
Stephen and Gavin, I want to hear more about you.
Stephen, you say you are the quizzer by default?
Yes, yes. I normally follow him around to the car-boot sales,
because he's the antique expert, really.
What was your best buy?
I found a lovely little brooch
and my wife's called Sophie, so it was the shape of an "S"
and I paid a couple of quid for it, and as it turned out,
it was actually a little snake and it was gold and two little diamonds
were the eyes and a ruby was the nose and it had
little emeralds down its back.
-Did you have it valued?
-We did, and it was worth about £1,200.
For a £2 investment?
Yes. And my wife still has it, so, yeah.
How wonderful. OK, which lot would you like to hear more about?
The cigar case, please.
This is a sterling silver cigar case.
The hallmarks tell us that it was made by the silversmith
Nathaniel Mills and Sons of Birmingham
between 1847 and 1848.
On the front, it reads, "Presented to WM McKenzie Esq,
"by those friends whose esteem he won while stationed
"at Dromore West as a token of their sincere regard."
This is a wonderful object.
But the personalisation may dissuade silver collectors.
But do you think Mr MacKenzie's friends had good taste?
I think they definitely did. That's not bad, is it?
Stephen and Gavin, I'll leave you to think about that while we meet
Mark and Marilyn. Very nice to have you here.
Mark, what do you do?
Well, I work for a Lloyd's broker in London.
And why did you apply for the show?
I got a phone call to say we're applying for a show.
-From Marilyn, yes.
-Is she always getting into stuff like this?
And Marilyn, you have been on television before?
Yes, I was on the Generation Game in 1975.
And I got my first collectable.
Actually, Anita, would you give a valuation on something like that?
Well, I wouldn't like to put money on it,
because I think that in this case, it's beyond price.
Yes, yes. Priceless for you, isn't it?
Absolutely. OK, which lot would you like to hear more about?
I'd like to hear about the bracelet, please.
This is an Art Deco Persian enamel bracelet.
If you take a closer look, you'll see how delicate the workmanship is.
You will have noticed that it is predominantly painted
in lapis lazuli, a stone of great worth,
crushed to create the deepest of blues.
Used to dye cloth in India for the upper echelons,
this colour is steeped in a history of wealth,
so could this be the jewel in your crown?
I'll let you two think about that while we meet team three.
Welcome, John and Diane.
-John, what do you do?
I work as a courier with South Wales police.
And you're taking guitar lessons?
The guitar lessons are coming OK,
but the singing is not coming on very well, I'm afraid.
-Oh, you're singing with it?
-I try sometimes,
but that's when people shut doors and...
You say "people". Diane, which doors do you shut?
As many as possible, Fern.
Where do you let him practise?
Well, at the moment, he's in the spare bedroom,
but we're moving shortly and there's a lovely little annexe
off the garage, which I think might be perfect.
You poor thing!
So, what have you got your eye on today
that you'd like Anita to tell you more about?
Um, I think the plate, please.
This is a Chinese export porcelain famille rose plate,
created during the Qing Dynasty, between 1736 and 1795.
And it's in remarkably good condition.
The market for porcelain of this kind is extremely buoyant right now,
with the rich Chinese collectors keen to buy back their country's
heritage. So what might that mean for the value
of an already rather desirable plate?
Whetting your appetite there.
Thank you very much, Anita.
OK, teams, it's time for round two.
Now, 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 bracelet,
I would ask your quizzer to choose
between Indian food and animated films.
At the end of this round,
the team with the least valuable collection will be eliminated,
so do choose wisely.
Steven and Gavin, you are up first.
Gavin, what would you like to pick?
We'll go for the bracelet, please.
The bracelet. Right, Steven, Indian food or animated films?
-I think it will be Indian food, please.
On Indian restaurant menus,
the words "saag" and "palak" usually refer to which leafy vegetable?
It is spinach, correct, the bracelet is yours.
And there it is in your collection.
Well done. Marilyn, would you like to pick something?
I'll pick the watch chain.
The watch chain. Mark, Poetry or UK Geography?
In which British seaside city is the Palace Pier?
-Brighton is correct.
The watch chain is yours and starts off your collection very nicely.
Diane, what would you like to pick?
The banknote, please.
John, Poetry or Explorers?
I think I'll go for Explorers, please.
In 1492, which explorer was famously sponsored
by King Ferdinand of Spain to go on a voyage of discovery?
Well done, the banknote is yours.
Now we are going to have another round of this one.
But, teams, have you missed out on that one item you really wanted?
Because if so, here's your chance to get your hands on it.
From now on, you can either pick from something
that is left on the grid or you can steal a lot
that is in a rival team's collection.
Pickers, though, be warned,
if you choose to steal a lot from another team,
they will get to choose which category your quizzer must face.
So just one rule here.
You cannot steal from the team who has only one lot in their collection.
Mark and Marilyn at the moment.
Steven and Gavin, do you want to pick from the grid
-or do you want to steal?
-We'll steal, please.
-What would you like?
-We'll go for the decanter, please.
The decanter from John and Diane.
Right, John and Diane, you can confer.
Which category would you like to give Steven?
Poetry. Steven, here we go.
What name is given to the Japanese poetic form consisting of 17 syllables
arranged in three lines?
I've no idea, I'm sorry.
It is haiku.
OK. So, you did not win the decanter.
John and Diane, that was well defended.
Mark and Marilyn, pick or steal?
Steal, please, and we'd like the cigar case.
Steven and Gavin, the cigar case is in your collection,
so which category would you like to give Mark?
Classical Music, please.
Classical Music. Why are you smiling?
Because I know nothing.
Here we go. In The Mood and Moonlight Serenade
were hits for which big-band musician and his orchestra?
Marilyn knows this.
Yes, and I can see him.
Incorrect. Glenn Miller.
Glenn Miller. OK, the cigar case was well defended there,
Gavin and Steven.
John and Diane, pick or steal?
-What would you like?
The bracelet, please.
The bracelet. Steven and Gavin, what category do you want to give John?
Which poet wrote the famous lines,
"The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat?"
The bracelet is yours.
Oh, Steven and Gavin, I'm sorry.
There you go, sitting in your collection nicely.
Let's do it again, let's have another round.
OK, Steven and Gavin, pick or steal?
Yes, we'll have to steal.
And we'll go for the bracelet again, please.
For the bracelet. John and Diane, you need to defend this now.
What category would you like to offer Steven?
Go for Classical Music or Poetry.
The song Land Of Hope And Glory is adapted from which set of marches
-The Floral Marches.
-Just a guess.
-It's a nice guess,
but it's the Pomp and Circumstance military marches.
Well defended, John and Diane.
The bracelet stays with you.
Mark and Marilyn, pick or steal?
I think we'll try for the cigar case again.
OK, the cigar case.
Right, Steven and Gavin, defend your cigar case.
We'll try Poetry, please.
Poetry. Mark's thrilled!
Here we go. In 2009,
who succeeded Andrew Motion as the British Poet Laureate?
Sorry, I have no idea.
It's Carol Ann Duffy.
Well defended, boys over there.
Cigar case stays with you.
John and Diana, pick or steal?
It will have to be the cigar case, I'm sorry.
The cigar case.
Steven, Gavin, what are you going to give John?
Classical. Classical Music.
OK, my trusted friend tells me Classical Music.
A raised eyebrow and a wrinkled nose.
A famous quartet of violin concertos by Vivaldi
shares its name with which pizza topping?
Ooh, get in! That was a good question, wasn't it?
Yes, correct, the cigar case is yours.
You'll be glad to hear that's the end of that round,
so let's see how the collections are looking.
Well, Steven and Gavin started that round with two items -
you are left with the stamps.
Mark and Marilyn, you have got the watch chain, and John and Diane,
you have the decanter, the bracelet, the Bible, the plate, the carving,
the cigar case and the banknote.
Greedy, aren't they?
So, the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated,
so, Anita, who is leaving us first?
The pair leaving us first today is...
Mark and Marilyn.
I'm so sorry you're leaving the game,
and so is the watch chain - that comes back to us.
But of course you want to find out how much it is, don't you?
Anita will tell us.
This is a gold Double Albert watch chain,
dating from the late 19th century.
An Albert chain is used to secure a watch or other item,
which prevents it from being dropped.
Without a watch to go with it, it may be less desirable to collectors.
However, this is a fine example, it's nine-carat rose gold.
The value - £340.
Wow. Well, that was a very good pick indeed.
£340 for one item is very good, but Mark and Marilyn,
it's time to say goodbye.
And 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 Anita what they are worth,
and if the top lot is still in the game.
First lot up is the James Bond Special Agent 007 Aston Martin
DB5 model kit.
It is contained within its original box, which is in good condition.
The beautifully hand drawn scenes printed on to these 1960s
007 series boxes are extra special.
But the less good news is that someone has opened the plastic bags,
and the pieces are loose.
Value - £150.
Next up is this rather lovely child's lambing chair.
A lambing chair is one of the few examples of regional furniture
becoming increasingly popular from 1750 to 1850.
Many are one of a kind.
To find a lambing chair made for a child is rare.
The value - £350.
Last item, here we have a traditional washing dolly.
The washing dolly was invented as an early tool
for making washing your delicates easier.
This simplistic design with a wooden handle and sculpted copper base
would have only been used to hand wash the very best of clothes.
Now, the recent surge in the popularity of kitchenalia
such as this means that the right item
can fetch sums that would, to the untrained eye,
seem to be unwarranted.
Value on the washing dolly - worthless.
Which means below £10.
So the bottom lot has gone.
The bottom lot has gone.
So that means the top lot, worth £2,500,
is with you somewhere in your collections.
Teams, congratulations on getting this far.
You now have one last chance to pick our expert's brains,
so which lot do you need to know more about?
-We'll go with the Bible, please.
The Bible is a compilation of Old and New Testament.
An estimated 5 billion copies have been bought worldwide,
which makes it the bestselling book of all time.
Eat your heart out, JK Rowling.
And this edition is the wonderful, exotic language of Welsh.
It is rare to find one in such fantastic condition,
with its leather-bound cover and wholly impressive look.
But are you finding it inspirational?
You have a think about that, and while I ask John and Diane,
what would you like to know more about?
I think the banknote, please.
Now, what we have here is a 100 rupee note from Bombay, India,
which has been in continuous production since 1923
and is still in circulation today.
This particular note was printed in 1927.
This is in decent condition.
However, there is a small hole in it, so it isn't perfect.
It's now time for our final round,
and at the end of this, we will have our winners.
In this round, I'm going to show you a category and 12 possible answers.
Nine of the answers are correct, three are not,
and as it's the final round, both quizzers and pickers will play.
Pick a wrong answer and your opponents will be able to steal
a lot from your collection.
We'll play three questions in total.
The pair with the most valuable collections can choose to go first
or second on this one, so, Anita, who is that at the moment?
I can reveal that the team with the most valuable collection
so far is...
John and Diane.
OK. Here is the first question.
Shades of blue.
Can you spot the words that are used to describe shades
of the colour blue? Would you like to go first or second?
-I think we'll go first.
Here are the answers.
Nine of those are correct, three are not.
John, give me an answer.
Navy. If this goes green, it's correct.
Of course it's correct.
Correct. A bright clear blue.
Correct. Another beautiful bright blue.
Correct. Anyone who's done some painting knows Prussian blue.
Correct, of course. The brilliant deep blue.
Alice is correct.
I think it was named after her hair band, that pale blue,
wasn't it? Diane.
Correct. That's purpley blue.
It's beautiful. Gavin.
I'm going to go with vermillion.
Incorrect. That's a type of red.
Oh. Actually, your collection might be in the red for a moment.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Persimmon is an orange.
Aureolin is a yellow.
John and Diane, you may like to steal from Steven and Gavin.
It's a difficult choice.
It would have to be the stamps, I think.
The stamps. Steven and Gavin, the stamps are leaving you.
Maybe only a temporary measure.
Because it's your turn next.
Here's question two.
And the question is about breeds of horse.
Can you find the real names of horse breeds from around the world?
Would you like to go first or second?
-We'll go first this time.
Have a look at the answers.
Steven, give me an answer.
Correct. Of course, those beautiful giant shire horses.
Correct, another breed of draught horse.
Correct. A miniature breed.
Correct. Originated in the Arabian Peninsula.
Correct. One of those beautiful Spanish horses.
It's a sieve used in cooking.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
And there's Kumatoo, which is apparently a type of tomato.
And bhangra, which is an Indian dance.
So, Steven and Gavin, what would you like to choose?
Take your pick from John and Diane's collection.
Plate or the case, I think.
OK. Can we go for the plate, please?
The plate, you certainly may.
Here we go. Third and final question.
John and Diane, this is for you.
And it is Greek Gods and Goddesses.
You're looking for the names of gods and goddesses from Greek mythology.
Would you like to go first or second, John and Diane?
Yes, we'll go first, please.
OK, let's have a look at the answers.
John, give me an answer.
Correct. Also known as Bacchus, the god of enjoying himself.
Correct. Goddess of love and beauty.
Correct. God of war.
Correct, god of the sea.
Correct, he is the messenger of the gods.
Correct - patron of marriage and childbirth.
Diane, give me an answer.
Correct. God of fire.
Only two of these are right, three of these are wrong.
Gavin, give me an answer.
Goodness. I'm going to go with Hestia, please.
Yes, goddess of the hearth.
One right answer left on the board, and it's down to you, John.
This could make or break the game for you.
I'm torn at the minute, I'm just...
I think I will go for Demeter.
Demter is the goddess of the harvest.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Charmander is a Pokemon character.
Tatooine, a Star Wars planet.
And Chromia is a Transformers character.
Wow. We know what's going to happen now.
John and Diane, you're going to steal from Steven and Gavin.
-Got to be the plate.
-Plate is coming back.
Leaving Steven and Gavin nothing left in their collection.
But, Anita, haven't they played well?
Wonderfully well, it was absolutely terrific.
And you chose some lovely things.
-So lovely that they were pinched!
But thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth.
Well done, John and Diane.
You are today's winners,
and now all that remains is for you to claim your prize.
All you have to do is pick one of the lots in your collection
and we will give you its value in cash.
So, which one do you want to choose?
I don't know. I liked the decanter from the start.
But I'm not sure.
The Bible I'm drawn to because of the Welsh language as well.
-It's an omen, the Bible.
-Should we go for it?
-Yes, the Bible.
-Let's just go for it.
-We will go for the Bible.
-So you've chosen the Bible.
Well, before we tell you what it's worth, Anita,
please can you tell us what they haven't won?
First we have the bracelet.
Now, you liked the bracelet, but you did notice there were no markings.
But this is made of lapis lazuli, and it's a charming thing.
But it's only worth £50.
Next, we have the carving.
This is a carving of Charles I, dating from the early 1800s.
It is only three-quarters carved,
as it is designed to be mounted on the wall.
Despite the fact its origins are unknown,
this is a fascinating object.
Next, the decanter.
This is a novelty decanter in the form of a French bulldog.
It has a glass body and a silver-plated head
and there are no markings of any description
that would identify the maker,
but we can tell you that it was made in France circa 1900.
There are many novelty animal decanters out there,
and no two ever look the same.
For this reason,
they rarely command the same prices because they are so unique.
The value of the decanter is...
It is nice.
Next, we have the cigar case.
You loved the cigar case.
You could see its quality and it was one of your choices.
Next item, the stamps.
This is a pair of 23p stamps dating from 1983.
These stamps are unmounted and unused and, therefore,
are classified as being in mint condition.
However, this pair haven't got any perforations
around the edge of them,
making them rarer than their counterparts,
and there are only 22 others like these out there.
-Wow. Phew, £2,000.
-I would never have got that.
Next, the plate.
Now, this was one of your favourites, and no wonder.
This is an 18th-century plate of great quality.
The value, £400.
The banknote is the last item,
and we know that it's either the banknote or your Bible
which is the highest-value item.
Now, the banknote is only worth 100 rupees,
which is the equivalent of a pound.
That 100 rupee note is nearly 100 years old.
Diane, I heard you saying, "I've got a wee feeling about that."
You had an intuition about it.
Its value in today's market...
So, it's today's top lot.
Oh, my goodness.
Hey, never mind.
Let's go with this.
John and Diane, you have won the value of the Bible written in Welsh.
Just out of interest, what do you think that is worth?
I don't know. Maybe, six, 600?
-Something like that, perhaps?
Well, before we tell you what it's worth,
I wonder if we can tempt you with our mystery lot.
It may be worth more than our top lot.
Would you come and join me?
Here you are, John and Diane.
The Bible, and as things stand, you have won its value in cash.
You've chosen the Bible, but before we tell you its value,
Anita is going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
Now, this is a beautifully and very intricately carved conch shell.
It is an unusual ornament, dating from between 1860 and 1880,
and is a typical example of an extravagant, high Victorian taste.
The carving depicts an episode from Greek mythology,
the abduction of Europa.
Highly decorative conch shells like this are rare,
especially ones of this size and with this quality of carving.
How much would you shell out for it?
What's it worth?
So, all that's left to you to decide is whether to take home the value
of the Bible from your collection,
or dump it in favour of the mystery lot.
What are your initial thoughts?
There's an awful lot of work in that shell, isn't there?
-I've never seen anything like it before.
Isn't it incredible?
I mean, somebody could actually do that without breaking it?
You're the expert. I'm just going to stand aside and let you do your thing.
Oh, thank you so much for that!
Where is your heart going?
Yeah, we'll take a gamble and go for the shell.
-Would you agree?
-I'm happy with that, yeah.
The shell it is. So, they're going with the mystery lot,
this lovely shell, which means you have won its worth in cash.
Now, Anita, before we reveal how much that shell is worth,
please would you tell us what they've thrown away with the Bible?
That wonderful edition with the tooled leather cover,
the marvellous brass locks,
the fact that the Bible is in Welsh...
..all make it
A wonderful Bible.
Victorian. It has age.
It has condition.
But I'm afraid it's only worth £40.
Amazing. All right, settle down then,
because Anita is now going to tell you how much you have won.
What are they taking home?
Well, they have chosen this beautiful carved shell.
It's a Victorian lot.
Now, the shell is a natural object, but it is not a rare object.
There were a lot of them made.
This shell is divine.
The carving is of the highest quality...
..but still quite common.
This beautiful shell is worth...
That's fantastic, congratulations. Oh, my goodness.
You had 600 in your head
-and it was the shell.
-It was for the shell.
Very well done. Isn't that marvellous?
So, today, John and Diane are going home with £600.
Anita, thank you so much for lending us all your expertise
and all your brilliance and you're very naughty,
because you had us going up and down like maniacs there.
Brilliant, though. We hope to see you again soon.
And we'll see you again 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. Well done!
Anita Manning assists Fern Britton, giving her 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.