Antiques quiz show hosted by Fern Britton. Antiques expert Natasha Raskin assists Fern as the three teams compete for the prize.
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Hello and welcome to For What It's Worth,
a show brimming with quiz questions and tantalising antiques.
Three pairs of contestants 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.
Our expert today has a cracking pair of legs,
but nothing that a good French polisher couldn't sort out.
Lovely to see you, Natasha.
Please tell us what lots we're playing for today.
We've got some fantastic lots today,
and teams, for your consideration, we have...
a funny fish,
a Champagne bath,
a horse pedometer,
and some stamps.
Mm-hm. Now, one of those items is our top lot, which is
worth a whopping £2,500.
And 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 will they pick the top one?
Beware, because the lots decrease in value, right down
to our worthless lot, which is worth £10 or less.
That is obviously the lot to avoid. So who's playing today?
Let's meet our teams. Team one, who are you?
Hi, I'm Andy, and this is my partner, Steve.
We're from Southampton and we have a house full of antiques.
Oh! Welcome, team one. Team two, who are you?
Hello, I'm Alan, and this is my wife, Katie.
And we're from Neath in South Wales,
-and we've got four lovely children.
-Wow, very nice to meet you, too.
And welcome, team three. Who are you?
Hi, Fern, my name is Philip, I'm from London,
and this is my very good friend, Deborah.
Yes, and we met at a party
and we've been friends ever since.
Now, earlier, our teams got to inspect our lots, watched over by
our expert, Natasha, but could they separate upmarket from flea market?
Wow, look at this.
-Oh! Well, this looks good.
-I like the colour.
-Moorcroft. Do you know anything about Moorcroft?
-No, but that's just a lovely piece.
-I'd have that in the house.
I don't think it's that old.
-This I love.
-Oh, dear, don't. It's just creepy.
-Don't think about your personal taste.
-The kids would love that.
-What if they were rubies?
-Do you think they are?
-Oh, I don't know.
-I see an awful lot of this in charity shops.
-Is this ivory?
-No, I think it's wood.
-No, it's wood.
It's quite damaged, again, but it does look like it's got a bit of age to it.
I think Katie is the more inquisitive contestant.
If that's real, that's worth a lot.
Has it got any markings on the bottom?
-I would say it's probably plate.
-No mention of what it might be worth.
-These are nice.
-Pretty, but I've got quite a lot of glass at home.
Could be reproduction, you just don't know.
No, I don't think they're repro, but I think they're Victorian.
It looks like it's manufactured in a large factory, to me.
-That's unusual, isn't it?
-I mean, why would it have that?
I don't think that is gold, and I don't think they're real gems.
-There's some big blingy stones.
-Might be amethyst.
-Look, it goes with what I'm wearing.
-Put it down, put it down.
-One of my favourite objects, a mirror.
-Me and mirrors.
-Yes, you and mirrors. You love mirrors, don't you?
But I'm not so sure
whether this sort of furniture is very popular any more.
Worried about brown furniture. And he's not the only one.
-That's a hallmark, isn't it?
-Bet lots of people would love that.
-People that love cats.
-Oh, look, look, they've put a date in the future.
2066. I don't think that's right.
One of my boys is particularly interested in comics,
-so I wish he was here with me. Tri-ang.
-Made in England.
It looks quite old, it's got quite a bit of age.
It doesn't come with any of the original packaging, does it?
Oh, I like those. Oh, I like stamps.
-Whole set. And they're not used.
-That's a good thing.
-Who's on there?
-Is that Elizabeth?
They're a bit stumped.
-I like the pedometer.
-I think the top lot is probably the vase.
The one I like most is this one.
I definitely think we should go for the comic book.
Comic, yeah, I love the comic.
I think that the bottom lot is probably the cat box.
But you thought you saw a hallmark on it!
I don't think the Champagne bucket is worth a lot.
I mean, I'm going to go for the elephant table,
BECAUSE I don't like it.
-I still like the fish, though.
-Everyone likes fish.
Natasha, what did you think of their valuing there?
Well, there wasn't a lot of valuing going on, Fern, actually.
You all concentrated on what you liked,
what you would and wouldn't have in your house.
And Philip especially, you said, "I only buy what I like."
-I don't think you liked very much.
But we didn't really talk values,
so it'll be interesting to see how that goes.
It's also interesting to know how you arrive at the valuation of these antiques.
-Do you just pluck it out of the air, how do you make that happen?
-Just like that.
No, these are agreed valuations between myself
and an independent valuer.
And they're based on the hammer price that we would expect
the items to achieve at auction, but without any auction costs added.
Just to add an extra twist, we have our mystery lot.
Now, the mystery lot could be worth a small fortune, thousands of pounds,
or it could be worth just peanuts.
But that is for our winners to decide a little bit later.
But for now, it is time for round one.
I'm going to ask eight general knowledge questions.
Pickers, before each one, I'll 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 lot to your collection.
But beware, because if you buzz in incorrectly,
you'll be frozen out of the next question.
So, pickers, would you please make your first pick?
Let's see what you've chosen.
OK. Steve and Andy have gone for the funny fish.
Katie and Alan for the vase.
Debra and Philip for the stamps.
Quizzers, fingers on buzzers, please. Question number one.
Which artist is famously quoted as saying, "In the future,
"everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes"? Yes, Deborah.
-Correct. The stamps are yours. Well done.
Pickers, would you please pick again?
Steve and Andy have again gone for the fish.
Katie and Alan again for the vase.
Oh, but Deborah and Philip have gone for the vase as well.
OK, quizzers, fingers on buzzers, here comes question two.
In 1971, Paul McCartney formed which band?
Correct. The vase is yours. Pickers, please pick again.
Steve and Andy have gone for the horse pedometer.
Katie and Alan, you've gone for the comic,
and Deborah and Philip have gone for the jewellery.
OK, question three.
On a clothing label, the symbol that indicates
whether an item may be tumble dried is a square with which shape...
-I have absolutely no idea.
The full question actually is, on a clothing label,
the symbol that indicates whether an item may be tumble dried is a square
with which shape inside it?
And of course the answer is a circle.
I'm sorry, you are frozen out of the next question, Deborah. OK.
Steve and Andy have still gone for the fish,
Katie and Alan still with the comic.
Here we go, question four.
The national flag of Japan features a large circle of which colour?
-The comic is yours.
Philip, you're back in the game.
So all three pickers, please make a pick.
Steve and Andy, the horse pedometer.
Katie and Alan have gone for the fish.
Deborah and Philip are sticking with the jewellery. Question five.
Which Tom Hanks character was friends with Bubba in a 1994 film?
Pickers, make a pick.
Steve and Andy are sticking with the horse pedometer.
Katie and Alan are going for the jewellery now.
And so are Deborah and Philip. Here we go, question six.
In 1999, which ex-footballer became the regular presenter of Match Of The...
-Gary Lineker is correct.
He became the regular presenter of Match Of The Day in 1999.
-Well done, Steve.
-And the horse pedometer is yours.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Oh, Steve and Andy have gone for the jewellery.
Katie and Alan have gone for the jewellery,
and Deborah and Philip have gone for the jewellery.
OK, here we go, question seven.
Meg Goes To Vanity Fair and Jo's Journal are chapters
in which Louisa May Alcott novel?
All looking baffled. No?
-Ah. OK, pickers, make a pick.
OK, all of you still going for the jewellery. Final question.
Question eight. Hatha and ashtanga
are forms of which exercise?
Yoga it is. Congratulations. You've got the jewellery. Very good.
OK, let's have a look at your collections.
At the end of round one, team one have the horse pedometer
and the jewellery.
Team two, Katie and Alan, have the comic and the fish.
And Deborah and Philip in team three have the stamps and the vase.
Well, our teams have started to build their collections,
but have they chosen wisely?
Well, before they have the chance to add more of them,
Natasha is going to give each pair a fact about a lot of their choice,
which should be everything they need to know to make a valuation.
Team one, we're going to start with you.
But first I want to know a bit more about you.
Steve, I understand you're obsessed with Olympics memorabilia.
Yeah, yeah. I collect a lot of things for it.
-And are you a sportsman yourself?
-Not now, no.
-What were you?
-I used to do diving, sort of aqua diving.
Who arranged the date in Venice,
-the surprise trip to Venice.
-Oh, no, that was me.
You take Steve to Venice, but there's only one small problem.
He's got a phobia about boats.
Which I didn't know about.
Well, welcome, and it's lovely to have you here.
So, what would you like to know more about? It could be something in your collection,
someone else's collection, or something still on the grid.
Well, I've got a bit of a fixation about this fish, Natasha.
Absolutely. It's a funny old fish, isn't it? Well, let me tell you.
As you spotted, it's a brass fish,
and it also known as a Medina fish.
That's because the first examples of these were
found in the wreck of the SS Medina, which makes sense.
That was a ship that sank while returning from India with
articles on board collected by the commander of the Indian Empire.
And this one is in quite good condition, too.
It has its original red paste eyes, not rubies, as you thought, Andy.
But although they're not uncommon, the eyes, not every piece has
those intact, so a funny little fish and an interesting one, too.
-Katie and Alan, welcome to both of you.
Katie, tell me about these four small children under five.
We've got four children. Bradley, Amelia, Harrison and Jackson.
And they keep us both very busy.
-So busy, I think, Alan, you've decided to stay at home with them.
They keep me busy. Nonstop in the house with the four of them.
Yeah. And so, Katie, what do you collect at home?
Anything pretty I'm quite drawn to, really.
Anything pretty, which is why you've gone for the fish and the comic in your collection.
I do like the fish.
-What would you like to know more about?
-The jewellery, please.
-The jewellery, OK.
-Certainly is a striking set, isn't it?
And, as most of you spotted, it's an amethyst suite.
Amethyst are a semiprecious stone, or more specifically,
a violet variety of quartz.
These amethysts here are set in gold, but the carat is unknown.
The maker is also unknown
and the year in which they were created - also unknown.
-But we can say turn of the century.
-Thank you, Natasha, very good.
Right, Deborah and Philip, very nice to see you too,
let's find out a bit more about you.
Deborah, what sort of things do you like to collect?
Well, in the attic of my parent's house, they kept all of these
old China horses that they've bought for me over the years.
They were like old friends. But unfortunately I can't actually put them anywhere,
because they don't go with anything I've got.
But, yeah, I suppose that was the largest collection.
Philip, your ambition is to be a houseboat owner, I hear.
It's one of my ambitions, yes.
When I first came down to London I lived in Little Venice,
and Richard Branson had a boat there.
But as I was a poor student, I wasn't able to do that.
OK, Deborah and Philip, what would you like to know more about?
Deborah and I had a slight heated debate about the wine glasses.
-You sure did.
In fact, Philip, you went so far as to say these were probably mass produced in a factory,
but in fact, dun-dun-dun,
these are a pair of mid-18th-century wine glasses
with beautiful facet-cut stems.
Also, it has a simple and elegant heron and reed engraving on the bowl there
itself, so adding to this glamour of these glasses.
But do they make the grade in terms of value today?
And Deborah, importantly, would you drink your wine out of these?
Not big enough, sorry.
Thank you very much indeed, Natasha.
Well, I hope that's helped all of you a little bit,
because it's time now to play round two.
Now, in this round, the pickers will select a lot to play for, as before,
and the quizzers will again try and secure it by answering correctly.
However, this time around, the lots come with their own question categories.
And here they are.
So if, for instance, you wanted the mirror, you would be offered
a choice of capital cities or the Olympics to answer a question on.
At the end of this round, the team with the least valuable
collection will be sadly eliminated, so choose wisely.
Team one, you're up first. So, Andy, what's your pick?
I would like to go for the wine glasses, Fern.
Oh, suddenly they've become interesting, yes.
-OK, Steve, sci-fi films or famous dates?
OK, here we go, this is your question.
Which year appears in the title of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film
A Space Odyssey?
-Correct. The wine glasses are yours.
There they go.
Katie and Alan. Alan, what would you like?
Try for the Champagne bath, please.
-OK. Katie, Elvis Presley or fruit and veg?
-Fruit and veg, I think.
Fruit and veg.
Eggs a la Florentine comprises eggs, Hollandaise sauce
and which vegetable?
-Yes, it is spinach.
Champagne bath is yours.
Team three. Philip, make a pick.
The box, please, Fern.
Capital cities or fruit and veg, Deborah?
I'll go for fruit and veg.
OK, here we go.
What name is commonly given in the UK
to what Americans call fava beans?
Fava beans in America are broad beans.
I'm sorry, you don't get the box this time.
Now, teams, you may have thought you've missed out on a lot that you
really, really want but here is your chance to get your hands on it,
because from now on you can either go for what's left on the grid
or you can try and steal a lot that is in a rival team's collection.
We've got to play some strategy here.
Pickers be warned, if you choose to steal from another team,
they get to choose which question your quizzer must face.
There's only one rule here,
you can't steal from a team who has only one lot in their collection.
Team one, do you want to pick from the grid
or from someone else's collection?
I'd like to go for the stamps.
The stamps in Deborah and Philip's collection?
OK, Deborah and Philip,
pick a category that you think will protect your stamps.
-Insects, please, Fern.
OK, Steve, how many legs must a creature ordinarily have
to be classed as an insect?
-You've won the stamps.
Well, you did try hard to protect that but they've gone.
-That was awesome, well done!
-Alan, what would you like?
I think I'll keep with the grid and I'll go for the...mirror, please.
The mirror. Capital cities or the Olympics, Katie?
-Capital cities, please.
-OK, here you go.
Kathmandu is the capital city of which Asian country?
I don't know. Sri Lanka.
It's Nepal, or "Ne-pahl",
whichever way you want to pronounce it.
So, the mirror stays on the grid. Philip, pick or steal?
-The box again.
Capital cities, fruit and veg, Deborah?
-I'll go for fruit and vegetables again.
Cavendish and lady finger are varieties of which fruit?
I'm so sorry, the box stays on the grid.
We've got one last chance. Here we go.
Team one, Andy, pick or steal?
I will go for the mirror.
-OK, Steve, capital cities or the Olympics?
Here's your question.
An Olympic biathlon combines skiing with which other discipline?
-It is shooting, correct.
The mirror is yours.
-Team two, Alan, pick or steal?
-I'll pick again.
-I'll go for the table, please.
Elvis Presley or famous dates, Katie?
We'll try famous dates, please.
The Titanic sank on 15 April in what year?
Yes, it was 1912. The table is yours.
That's fattening up your collection nicely. Philip, pick or steal?
I'll steal, please, Fern. The stamps.
Oh, you want those stamps back from Steve and Andy.
Steve and Andy,
what do you think Deborah is going to find most difficult up there?
-Here we go, Deborah. LAUGHTER
The Olympics for those stamps.
In each round,
high jumpers are allowed how many attempts to clear the bar?
-Yes! The stamps are yours.
-Very good indeed.
Well, that is the end of the round,
so let's see how the collections are looking.
Steve and Andy have the horse pedometer, wine glasses,
the mirror and the jewellery.
Katie and Alan have the comic, the Champagne bath,
the table and the fish.
Deborah and Philip have the vase and the stamps.
OK, for one team it is now the end of the road.
Natasha has been keeping tabs
and the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated.
Natasha, who are we having to say goodbye to?
Fern, I can reveal to you now that the team leaving us first
and therefore with the least valuable collection is...
-It's Katie and Alan.
Oh, I'm so sorry. Yes.
I'm so sorry.
You've been so lovely but not only you are going
but your collection is going with you.
I've got to stick it back under the bed or something
but let's find out what each of your lots are worth. Natasha?
Yes, because you built up quite a good collection.
Four pieces, it's very respectable.
Let's start off with that table.
Now, this table dates from the 1920s.
It's a wonderful example of carved ebony
and those tusks by the way are also made of wood, which you spotted.
It's in decent condition. I think, Katie,
you were looking for damage but you didn't spot too much.
But, how much was it worth?
Well, Katie and Alan, the table was worth £250.
Now, here we have a large - and, as you all spotted, silver-plated -
stag-head wine cooler.
If that had been sterling silver, I think
we would have all known it would have been the Top Lot.
It was manufactured in the 1950s and this would have been
a centrepiece of many a social gathering.
You can see from the inside it has been well loved and used.
Now, worth noting, as we said, that it's silver plate
and not sterling silver.
You were all looking for hallmarks,
I was very impressed as I was watching.
It's in good condition and it's worth £400.
-So, another good pick by you, Alan.
And then we move on to our funny little fish, about which
we have talked a lot.
We know those eyes aren't rubies.
We know they're paste. I love the fact, Katie,
that you thought that your kids would just love this!
But would this be a really elaborate and rather expensive toy?
How much is it worth?
I think you were going to fight over that fish, so £100 only.
But here's one that you all talked about.
This comic. Let me tell you more about it.
It's a TV Century 21 comic.
It's from June 11, 2066! You all loved that.
You couldn't date it exactly.
All of you said the '60s, and turn that 20 into a 19,
it's from 1966. So, well done, all of you.
This comic is unique, as although it was written for children,
it contained much political satire.
Philip, you said, "I wish my son were here because he knows a lot about this."
It would have been handy to have him around.
today's worthless lot.
Which means in the end that the grand total of your collection
Ladies and gentlemen, Katie and Alan!
So, not only have we lost Katie and Alan, but we are also going to lose
the unclaimed items in the grid, so let's find out
from Natasha what they're worth and if the Top Lot is still in the game.
Thank goodness we've lost the bottom lot.
I know, thank goodness, but just two left on the grid,
quite burgeoning collections here, so let's start off with the toy.
It's a Tri-ang tipper-truck toy. Try saying that quickly!
Lines Bros Ltd were a British toy manufacturer
in the early 20th century.
They produced a wide range of toys
but specialised in these motor vehicles.
This toy is in good condition but has clearly been played with
and unfortunately the original box is not present.
You can see there's some rust along the base of the vehicle
although that's to be expected, given its age.
So, what was its value?
Worry not, only £80.
And we'll move on to this box.
Now, Philip, you really wanted it
but you couldn't get it into your collection.
What a beautiful object.
Sterling silver, circa 1910.
It's a pillbox or a snuffbox.
It's got those compartments inside.
This is likely to have been made in Austria.
A vast amount of what we would call animalia
were produced there throughout the 1900s.
The interesting detail of the overlapping tail
coming off of the box, oh, I love it, it's so charming.
-It's such a sweet wee object and it's worth £500.
So, it could have added quite a lot to your collection,
but you know what that means,
it means that somewhere in there the Top Lot is still in play.
Teams, congratulations on getting this far.
You now have one last chance to pick our expert's brains.
Which lot do you need to know more about?
Let's start with team one, Steve and Andy.
Erm, I would like to know about the horse pedometer.
I wanted to know more about it when I saw it. It's such an unusual item.
I think we could even say curious in its description.
It's a late-18th-century horse pedometer. How strange.
The dial is enamel. You spotted that straight away, Andy.
The hands are steel.
It has a leather-and-gilt case and that also is in good condition.
But what value can be attached to a pedometer used for horses?
Mmm. Well, I'll leave you both to think about that
and ask Philip and Deborah, what would you like to know more about?
The mirror, please.
-The mirror. Mirror, mirror, on the wall.
I'm laughing when I'm watching you because both Andy
and Philip said, "Ah, my favourite thing, a mirror!"
So you two must love looking in the mirror!
Yes, you didn't know I was watching but I was.
So this is an aptly named vanity mirror from the Victorian period.
You all clocked that it was Victorian in style
and, interestingly, the mirror is made from mahogany and,
as you noticed, is in very good condition.
Victorian mirrors are always popular.
This one is simple yet decorative
and it gives a decadent look to any room.
And what do you make of those glorious barley twists?
Well, it is now time for our final round
and at the end of it we will have our winners, so good luck, teams.
In this round, I'll show you a category and 12 possible answers.
Nine of which are correct, three which 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, the team who gives
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.
Natasha, who is that at the moment?
Well, you've got a collection with four items in it
and you've got a collection with half that number.
Sometimes size matters.
And in this case, the team with the more valuable collection
is Deborah and Philip.
Right, Deborah and Philip, here is your question.
What you're looking for is the names of abbeys around the UK
and we are including ruined abbeys in this list,
so we will accept those too.
-Would you like to go first or second?
Steve and Andy, here are the answers.
And to remind you again, nine of those are correct.
Three of them are wrong. Steve, give me an answer.
If this goes green, it's yours.
Correct. It's just outside Glasgow.
-Deborah, give me an answer.
Correct. In Devon. Steve?
Correct. In South Wales, of course. Deborah?
-Difficult, isn't it?
-I'm so sorry.
There is no abbey in Cardiff.
Let's look where the other answers are.
Northanger Abbey of course is a book by Jane Austen.
And Clancy Abbey is Abbey Clancy, the model.
What would you like from Steve and Andy's collection?
-Let's go for it.
Steve and Andy, you are losing those wine glasses.
-They're flying to Deborah and Philip.
OK, Steve and Andy, the next question is yours.
Phrases coined by Shakespeare.
So, you're looking for phrases which have become popular
in the English language after appearing in Shakespeare's plays.
Steve and Andy, would you like to go first or second?
-We'll go first, please.
-First? OK. Here are the answers.
-Steve, give me an answer.
-From King Lear.
Deborah, give me an answer.
Pound of flesh.
Merchant of Venice, yes, that's correct. Andy?
This mortal coil.
Yes, from Hamlet. Philip?
Yes, correct, and that's from Henry IV Part One. Steve?
-Brave new world.
-Brave new world.
Correct, that's from the Tempest.
-Oh, gosh, I'm going to say thick and thin.
Oh! That's Chaucer. But that's a very difficult board.
Let's see what else was incorrect.
Oh, bunny boiler, who would have guessed? And butter-fingers.
The rest of those are correct.
Bunny boiler is from Fatal Attraction of course.
Butter-fingers is Charles Dickens.
Steve and Andy, you can steal from Deborah and Philip.
-Shall we go for the stamps?
-I think the stamps, yes.
OK, we're going to go with the stamps please, Fern.
Oh, I think that's quite painful for Deborah and Philip.
They're playing a very poker-face.
The stamps are going over to your collection.
Here we go, this is the third question
and this will be Deborah and Philip's.
It is Brownie badge names.
So, can you spot the real names of badges that can be
earned by Brownies in the UK?
First or second, Deborah and Philip?
-Can we go first, please?
-Let's go first. Let's see the answers.
OK. Deborah, give me an answer.
No! I'd be sure there was one.
OK, let's see where the other wrong answers are.
There is no Friend to the Elderly and there is no Beachcomber.
-Everything else was correct.
-Oh, my goodness.
Steve and Andy, what would you like to steal?
Yeah, we will have the wine glasses back please, Fern.
The wine glasses are yours.
Deborah and Philip are now left with the vase
but I will remind you, it's not impossible that only one item
in a lot can be worth more than someone else's entire collection.
That's it, your collections are complete
and they will determine which team is victorious.
So, Natasha, who are today's winners?
Well, after all that,
I can reveal that the pair with the more valuable collection is...
It's Steve and Andy.
-Well done! Very well done.
-Congratulations! Oh, wow!
There was some very judicious stealing going on there.
You really wounded Deborah and Philip.
Commiserations to team three, Deborah and Philip, you have been
fantastic but you did not clearly create the most valuable collection.
-Now then, shall we find out how much that vase is worth?
You knew it was Moorcroft, you knew it was valuable
and you liked the style, which is so important.
-These guys, not interested.
-Let me tell you about it.
The vase, of course, was made by Moorcroft
and it actually dates from 1925 so not modern, as you thought.
The pattern on this particular piece is a famous one.
It's called Moonlit Blue.
There is an M46 inscribed on the base of this piece
plus a Made in England stamp,
which identifies this piece as genuine Moorcroft.
The vase is in overall good condition.
However, with so many patterns available,
prices do vary widely so how much is this design worth?
The first thing you liked and I'll tell you why
because it was today's Top Lot.
-So, good spot. Good spot.
-That was amazing.
That is absolutely amazing and what a game.
You see how these things pan out.
-You stole everything except the vase.
Well, Deborah and Philip, that is truly astonishing,
to win the Top lot but not win the game.
You have played magnificently and it has been lovely having you here.
Thank you so much for playing For What It's Worth!
Well done, Steve and Andy.
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?
-Well, we don't want the mirror, do we?
-Let's go with what we don't want.
-I don't think the jewellery. No.
-The stamps or wine glasses?
-Do you think?
-You're the expert.
I'm not really!
She said the wine glasses were very good quality, they were rare.
-I think the stamps because they stole them from us.
-We'll go with the wine glasses.
-Yes, we'll go with the wine glasses.
-Both happy with wine glasses?
-Are you sure?
-Yes, it's what he says.
You've chosen the glasses.
Before we tell you what they're worth,
Natasha, please can you tell us what they have rejected?
We will start with the mirror, which we've already discussed
and actually, you two really questioned the popularity
of Victorian furnishings when you were viewing it in the room.
You were right to do so because its value is only £150.
So, don't worry about that mirror. Let it be gone.
But then we come to something that Andy described as big and blingy
and that is our suite of jewellery.
We know they are set in a high carat gold.
We don't know which carat but gold nonetheless.
We know it's rare to have a full suite of jewellery like this,
and look at it.
In its fitted box, it screams class and elegance and value,
doesn't it scream? £500 worth of jewellery right there, gentlemen.
So, another good decision.
And then we come onto the weird and wonderful.
We already discussed this horse pedometer with its fine enamel,
its unusual mechanism.
Its unusual purpose has a value...
Oh, I knew we should have gone with that.
-Oh, I knew it!
-Then we're onto the stumps.
Now, you amazed me when you said the wine glasses
because all I heard was stamps coming out of Steve's mouth.
So, let's talk about them
because we haven't yet heard any details.
This is a set of 10d, or ten-pence, stamps.
Postage stamps in the UK that were used in 1887 are known
as the Jubilee issue because they were issued during the year of,
you guessed it, the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
However, these stamps are a later issue
and weren't in circulation until 1890.
They're unmounted and unused
so they are classed as being in mint condition.
Now, this can increase the value as they are less common than
stamps that have been franked and used.
However, they are not absolutely perfect because there's an error.
There's a diagonal crease along the second column,
but what does that do to the value?
Unloved by you...
and worth £1,500.
-Oh, no! £1,500.
Never mind, you have won the value of the wine glasses.
Just out of interest, what do you think they're worth?
I think they're probably worth about £500.
-I'm hoping 750 but I might be wrong.
-Between 500 and 750.
OK, before we tell you, I wonder if can we tempt you to swap it
for the mystery lot which could be worth even more.
There you go.
Now, have another good close look at those beautiful glasses.
Andy and Steve, as things stand,
you have won the value of these glasses in cash.
Now, you know they are not the Top Lot
but they still could be worth a great deal of money.
However, before we tell you their value,
Natasha is going to tempt you with today's mystery lot.
Natasha, what have we got?
-Well, we know it's small but what is it? Let me show you.
It's a coin and before you take a closer look,
let me describe it to you.
This is, to be specific,
an Edward I silver long cross penny from the 1200s.
So, we're talking 13th century.
One side depicts a crowned-facing bust of the King
and the reverse shows a cross, which is a really interesting
feature, as it reaches all the way to the edge of the coin.
Now these were the first coins to be made in this way
because this stopped people clipping off the silver from the edges
and therefore helped curb fraud at the time.
Now, this coin, as you will see when you have a look,
is in very fine condition.
But does this coin's unique history and age mean it is of real value?
That has really knocked me for six, that has.
Quite a lot of them made, weren't there?
If you would like to pick it up and have a look? Can we pick it up?
-Yes, you can.
-There would have been a lot of them at the time.
At the time but it's a long time ago.
-I know nothing about coins really and about their rarity.
-That's my thinking anyway.
-So, what's your answer?
Glasses or coin?
I think we should just stick with the glasses.
-I want to go with the coin.
-Oh, gosh! Here we go again.
You say glasses.
Yeah, we made that decision.
If it wasn't the right decision, that's it. All right?
-OK, you're going home with the worth of the wine glasses in cash.
But Natasha, would you like to tell us what the coin is worth?
I would love to tell you more because not only is it a coin,
it's actually an ingenious bit of design and just like you said,
could there have been thousands of these made?
Well, yes, but just like Steve said, a very long time ago.
-Steve wanted to go with the coin.
-I know! Go on!
-It's only worth £50.
My goodness! Oh! What a result!
I'm so glad that deduction was right.
-Well done. A relief.
OK, so now we have the glasses.
-Let's hope they're worth a bit more than 50 quid though.
-They will be.
Tell us about the glasses.
Well, we've already discussed the detail.
We know they're 18th century,
beautifully facet cut and everything,
but again, there's a little bit of a rarity issue here
-because quite a few of these exist.
-So they are worth slightly more than 50 quid.
-But how much more?
-I have no idea.
It was Steve who was closer to the value of the glasses.
You said 750 and they're worth £800.
-Oh, my gosh!
She's so naughty, isn't she?
-Can't believe we stuck to our guns.
-And you, you take us on this awful rollercoaster.
-I loved it.
Steve and Andy, you are going home with £800.
Very, very well played, boys. Lovely to have you here.
Thank you, Natasha, of course for all your expertise
and heart wringing stuff.
We'll see you next time, Natasha.
And see you too when more teams will be trying to spot the lot
to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
I'll see you next time, goodbye for now. Bye!
Natasha Raskin 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.