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Hello, and welcome to For What It's Worth,
the show that tests
the old grey matter and satisfies your curiosity for antiques.
Three pairs of contestants are ready to play.
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.
The aim of the game is to amass the most valuable collection.
They say you should never mix work with pleasure,
but this woman is simply a pleasure to work with.
Joining me now in the studio is our antiques expert, Kate Bliss.
-Lovely to have you here.
-Great to be here.
-Very nice to have you.
Right, Kate, go through what we have on offer today.
So, we have a real mixture today, teams. We have...
some sauce boats,
and a watch.
One of these items is our top lot, which is worth a whopping £2,500.
That is the lot to spot, teams,
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
a tenner or less.
That is the lot to avoid.
So, who's playing today? Let's meet our teams. Team one, who are you?
Hi, Fern, my name is Dave, and this is my friend, Jed.
We met at our local football club, Droylsden FC,
-and we're both into antiques.
-Very nice to meet you.
Welcome, team one. Team two, who are you?
Hello, Fern. I'm Heidi and this is my old friend, Richard.
We met about 30 years ago at a charity fundraising
organisation in West Yorkshire.
Lovely to have you here. And team three, who are you?
Hi, my name is Geoff and this is my lovely wife, Lucille.
And we're both from Surrey, we both like going to boot fairs
and we like going to antiques fairs and collecting.
Well, welcome all of you. And jolly good luck with today's game.
Now, earlier, our teams got to inspect our lots, watched over
by Kate, but could they separate the chipboard from the Chippendale?
Oh, wow look at this.
If there's no markings on it, it could be very rare.
It could have been printed as a mistake,
and mistakes in stamps are worth a lot of money.
-You're on the button.
-Don't know much about stamps. Let's move on.
-I reckon it's repro.
-Yeah. Oh, that bad?
-To be honest, it looks plastic from this angle.
-Probably find out it's worth a fortune.
-That's the way it goes.
This is my sort of thing.
Let's have a look underneath.
Do you think that's oak? Or is it mahogany?
Looking at the bottom a lot, but look at the top!
It actually looks like a walnut, that top one.
No, there's no markings or anything like that on it.
-Could be Italian.
-That's what I was thinking.
-Murano glass, maybe.
Could be or could not be.
I don't think it's the top lot, that's for sure.
They've got wobbly heads. They're like nodding dogs.
They are German and they're not worth anything.
Well, that was very definite.
-50 quid, max.
-All right, fine.
I'll go with that, yeah.
Oh, I love watches.
-Atelier, is that French?
Well done, Lucille.
It's got a fairly heavy chain.
Has she got a loupe?
-Good girl, Heidi.
-Does it make any difference if they're a pair?
Yes, it does.
-I wonder who wore these.
-Yeah, a good question.
They're well worn.
They're in lovely condition, though.
It might only be a toy, but it's got 007 on it.
The Man With The Golden Gun, which was 1977.
Well done, there's a Bond fan there.
So, would it be about 1600?
Now, I know it's rusty, Geoff, but hang on a minute.
That could potentially be the
'20s, '30s possibly? Or it might even be a replica.
But we're not seeing any silver marks on them.
On the purse, the purse is lovely.
-See any markings?
-No, no markings.
But have a look at the back.
Yeah, it's 750, so that indicates that they're gold.
I think the scale's the bottom lot.
The lowest value item is the weighing scales.
The dish, but that's because I don't like it.
No, I would agree with you there.
Highest value is possibly the sauce boats, but it could be the vase.
I think it's the sauce boats.
And for me, the watch is the big one.
I knew you would get drawn in by horology.
It might even be those earrings.
Kate, what fun to be spying on them.
Do you know? We had such a variety of approaches
and a huge mixture of opinions.
And how has the valuation on each of these lots been arrived at?
So, the values have been agreed between myself
and an independent valuer, and that value is based on the hammer price
that we would expect each lot to fetch at auction.
And that's, of course, not taking into account any auction costs.
And just to add an extra twist, we have our Mystery Lot.
Now, this could be worth thousands or it could be worth thruppence.
I don't know. That's for our winners to decide a little bit later.
But for now, it's time for Round One.
I'm going to ask eight General Knowledge questions
and, pickers, before each one I'll ask you to select
which lot you'd like to play for.
And then, quizzers, if you buzz in with a correct answer,
you'll get to add it to your collection.
But beware, if you buzz in incorrectly,
you will be frozen out of the next question.
So, pickers, please make your first pick.
Let's see what you want.
Jed and Dave want the stamp.
Richard and Heidi want the watch.
And Geoff and Lucille also want the watch.
OK, quizzers, fingers on buttons, first question.
The Art Deco Chrysler building is located in which US city?
New York is correct.
The watch is yours.
That's the way to do it, easy, huh?
OK, pickers, make a pick.
Jed and Dave still going for the stamp.
Richard and Heidi want the earrings.
Geoff and Lucille also want the stamp.
OK, question two.
Which member of the band Queen completed a PhD in astrophysics?
Brian May is correct. The stamp is yours.
They'll catch up. Don't you worry about that. Here we go.
Pickers, pick a lot.
Jed and Dave want the boots.
Richard and Heidi want the sauce boats. Uh-oh.
Geoff and Lucille want the sauce boats too.
Which country's parliament is known as the Knesset?
Correct, it is Israel.
The sauce boats are yours.
You didn't let them fall into Geoff and Lucille's collection.
Pickers, make a pick.
Jed and Dave want the purse.
Richard and Heidi want the boots,
but Geoff and Lucille want the boots too.
Used for riding on rough terrain,
which three-letter abbreviation refers to a type of bicycle?
-Sorry, I've gone blank.
-Out of time.
The answer is BMX. The BMX bike.
Jed and Dave, you are now frozen out of this next question.
Pickers, make a pick.
How strange, yes,
you both want the boots.
OK, quizzers, question five.
In the first film of the Back To The Future franchise,
what decade does Marty McFly travel to?
The boots go nowhere.
But you are frozen out of this next question.
Dave and Jed, you're back in, so Dave and Heidi, please pick a lot.
You both want the boots.
The battle of the boots.
What type of cheese is used in the classic Swiss dish in which
it is melted and then scraped onto the diner's plate?
Out of time. It's raclette.
Raclette. OK, Geoff and Lucille, you're back in the game.
Pickers, pick your lot.
You see, it gets infectious. If somebody else wants it,
you think, "Perhaps they're worth having."
All right, this is it, battle of the boots. Question seven.
The zodiac signs Leo and Sagittarius
are associated with which classical element?
Out of time.
Fire. So they're fire signs.
This is the final question in this round.
Pickers, pick your lot.
OK, well, here we go.
Last question, quizzers, in this round.
In the TV series, what is the name of Edmund Blackadder's manservant?
Baldrick, it is. Correct. The boots are yours!
But will they be worth the battle? I don't know.
Let's have a look at your collections.
At the end of Round One,
Jed and Dave have the boots.
Richard and Heidi have the sauce boats.
Geoff and Lucille have the watch and the stamp.
So, our teams have started to build their collections,
but have they chosen wisely?
Well, before they have the chance to add more to them,
Kate 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.
But before we do that, team one, let's know more about you.
Jed, what do you do?
I'm an engineer. I work in a factory, operate machinery.
-That's about it, really.
-So, what do you make in the factory?
I make rotors for helicopters, for pumping oil gas.
Good. And Dave, you have an eye for paperweights.
Yes, for a number of years now, about seven years,
I've been collecting Royal Crown Derby Imari Paperweights.
-How many have you got?
-I've got two so far.
I bought my first one seven years ago and one recently.
Well, yes, speed-collecting, isn't it? Yeah.
So, Jed and Dave, what would you like to know more about?
Kate, I would like to know more about the stamp, please.
Well, here we have a stamp from the
British Painters Special Edition booklet,
and this came out in 1967.
And it's one of a set of three,
and shows the work of the Master Lambton,
who's also known as the Red Boy.
And this was originally painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence in 1825.
Now, this celebration of British artistry was the
most-produced out of that set of three,
and to survive the years in very good condition,
having never been stuck on an envelope or franked in the mail.
It has, of course, no price mark on it,
and it's also missing the Queen's head.
And this does have quite a significant impact on its value.
Well, they're going to have a little think about that
-while we meet team two. Welcome, both of you.
Richard, you didn't have any trouble getting through our security
-men or anything?
-No, I have had that sort of problem in the past.
In Switzerland last year in a hotel,
inadvertently, I walked across the path of the US Secretary of State
and immediately got put to the floor by his CIA entourage. Yes.
Yes, I was waiting for a gun to be pointed at my head,
-but fortunately that didn't happen.
-Well, I'm glad you're here safely.
-And, Heidi, how did you meet Richard?
-We met about 30 years ago...
-A long time, yes.
..at a fundraising organisation.
Which one of you is the bossy one?
-Heidi, by far.
So, was it Heidi's idea to be here, Richard?
-No, no, it was mine, actually.
-Was it? Oh, good.
Well, welcome, both of you.
Now, what would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know more about the boots.
I can reveal that this is actually a pair of World War I field boots
and these simple tanned leather designs were issued to
field officers in the line of duty from 1914.
Now as you can see, they are built for practicality,
not fashion, of course.
And they were intended to last through the hardships of trench war.
But it's rare to find a pair like this in such good condition,
and especially ones which have clearly been worn.
Now, of course, with the recent centenary of World War I,
artefacts such as this have seen a general upswing in value.
But how much are these worth?
Right, team three, Geoff and Lucille. Welcome to the show.
-Geoff, you're a railway enthusiast.
I do actually put my hands up to that one.
-Tell me about your specific railway.
-I work for the Bluebell Railway
down in Sussex. Of course, it's all steam trains.
-Are you ever allowed to drive them?
-I have done in the past.
But you have to go there every weekend
and Lucille is not keen on me going there every weekend now, so...
-I can understand that, yeah.
And your thing is European porcelain?
Yes, that's my big love, European porcelain.
Can you tell me what falls into that category?
Well, we both love Copenhagen, but I like all of it, really.
Oh, hang on, I thought you were going to
say you liked Copenhagen, the city.
No, there's a porcelain called Copenhagen ware.
I like Copenhagen the city as well, though.
What item would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know a little bit about the vase, actually.
Now, this piece imitates the glass style championed by Salvador Ysart,
who, having moved to Scotland from Spain, started work as a
glass-blower and designed a range of art glasswares called Monart.
Now, many Scottish glass workers and artists became influenced
by his style, and this vase here is a prime example of this.
The designer is actually unknown,
but is its artistry worth as much as you'd like to think?
Hm. Everyone has something to think about. Thank you very much, Kate.
Right, teams, now you know some more about your items,
I hope that helps you as we 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 targeted the vase, I'll ask the quizzer
if they'd like to answer a question
on either the Human Body or UK Number Ones. OK?
At the end of this round, the team with the least valuable
collection will be eliminated, so choose wisely.
Dave, what's your lot?
I will choose the vase, please, Fern.
The vase. Human Body or UK Number Ones, Jed?
-Human Body, please.
-Human Body. Here we go.
The auditory nerve links the brain with which sensory organ?
Correct, the ear, the vase is yours.
Heidi, what's your lot?
-I'd like the earrings, please.
Human Body or Romcoms, Richard?
Human Body again, Fern, please.
What is the longest and widest nerve in the human body?
It's the sciatic.
Lucille, what's your lot?
-The table, please.
Formula 1 or Africa, Geoff?
Which African island is the fourth largest in the world?
Madagascar's correct. The table 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.
But, 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 just one rule here.
You cannot steal from a team who has only one
lot in their collection.
So, Richard and Heidi, you are safe.
Dave, pick or steal?
I'd like to go for the stamp,
The stamp in Geoff and Lucille's
Right, Geoff and Lucille,
choose a category that's going to be difficult for Jed.
Who played the British Prime Minister
in the 2003 film Love Actually?
Correct! The stamp is yours.
Sorry about that, Geoff and Lucille.
-Heidi, pick or steal?
-What would you like?
I'd like the watch.
The watch, also in
Geoff and Lucille's collection.
OK, Geoff and Lucille,
give Richard a category you think he's going to find difficult.
-UK Number Ones.
UK Number Ones.
Richard, from 1996 to 1998,
which girl group had three consecutive Christmas number ones?
-Get in! Absolutely correct.
-We've been robbed!
They were my favourite band at the time.
The watch is yours.
Geoff and Lucille.
I'm guessing what you might answer to this, but pick or steal?
I want the watch back.
Yes, so you're going to
steal from Richard and Heidi.
Richard and Heidi, what category do you want to give Geoff?
In which country is the wine-growing region of Hawke's Bay?
I'll have to take a little bit of a guess at this one.
I'm going to go for Australia.
-It's the other one.
The watch is not coming back to you this time.
Dave, pick or steal?
I'd like to pick the purse, please.
The purse, OK.
Jed, Human Body or Africa?
-I'll go for the Human Body again.
What is the common name given to the facial feature known medically
as the zygomatic bone?
Correct. It is the cheekbone.
Well done, the purse is yours.
-Heidi, pick or steal?
I'd like the stamp, please.
OK, Jed and Dave, pick a category for Richard.
I'll go for UK Number Ones.
UK Number Ones.
Richard, who had two UK number one singles in November 2015 with
Sorry and Love Yourself?
I don't know, but I'll have a guess. Rihanna.
Incorrect. Justin Bieber.
Jed and Dave, well protected.
The stamp remains with you.
Lucille, pick or steal?
I'll go for the watch again.
Richard and Heidi, what category are you going to give Geoff?
Who wrote the novel Catch-22?
-Sorry, I don't know.
It was Joseph Heller, but unfortunately,
the watch is not coming to you. It's staying with Richard and Heidi.
Well, that's the end of the round,
so let's see how the collections are looking.
Jed and Dave have the boots, the stamp, the purse and the vase.
Richard and Heidi have the sauce boats and the watch
and Geoff and Lucille have the table.
OK, for one team, it is now, sadly, the end of the road.
Kate has been keeping tabs
and the team with the least valuable collection will now be eliminated.
Kate, who's leaving us first?
Well, Fern, I can tell you that the pair leaving us first is...
Geoff and Lucille.
Well, I'm very sorry to be losing you.
And not only are we losing you, the table leaves the game
and comes back to us as well.
-But you'd like to know how much it's worth, I'm sure.
-Yes, we would.
OK, tell us about it.
Well, Geoff and Lucille, this is a Victorian table.
It's called a Lanterloo table, or more commonly,
actually, just a Loo table.
And it's named after the card game that was played on it.
Made of walnut, as you quite rightly said,
this table has a lovely inlaid top
and the legs and the feet are all elegantly carved.
It has got some surface scratches,
so that would give it a value of £150.
Wow, for a beautiful table.
Well, I'm very sorry to say, Geoff and Lucille,
we have to say goodbye to you. I hope you've enjoyed yourselves.
-We have, it's been lovely.
-And thank you 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 Kate what they are worth,
and if the top lot is still in the game.
Well, Fern, let's start with the pair of figures.
These figures are actually from the Victorian era.
Although popular pieces,
nodding figures were only manufactured
for a relatively short period.
The pieces are delicately hand-painted,
they're in immaculately-dressed costumes,
and they are also in very good condition.
Now, it's such a shame that Lucille has left the game because we heard
European ceramics were her forte and, boy,
did she know what these were.
She also had a very good idea of the value, which is £30.
On we go to the toy. Now, here we have a 007 cap gun.
You can see the 007 clearly there on the holster.
It dates from the 1960s and the decade, of course,
which Bond became a film as well as a literary franchise.
But where does that leave the value?
Well, sadly, with the original packaging missing,
that gives a value of £75.
So what else are we losing?
Let's go on to the earrings.
This pair of earrings was designed in the 1980s
and they are by the Vietnamese-born Parisian-raised Jean Dinh Van.
These earrings are made of 18-carat yellow gold.
Heidi, you noticed the stamp 750, indicating
the grade of the gold. Well done.
And they do actually have an assay mark on them as well.
18-carat gold, an iconic designer,
these earrings have a whopping auction value of £600.
And on we go to the next piece.
The scales, you all had a really good look at this.
They are, of course, a set of cast-iron weighing scales.
Aside from a little bit of rust,
this item actually is in good working order.
In the London markets, these would have been staple probably
since the 1930s, perhaps even a little bit before.
They don't date from 1600, as Geoff thought they might.
They are 20th-century but a little bit worse for wear,
a little bit scruffy
and today's worthless lot.
But then, of course, we come to the dish.
This is a Chinese dish from the Qianlong Dynasty.
It was created between 1735 and 1799.
It has an imperial mark on the base, which certifies that this
piece was categorically not made for the export market.
Let's think about the value.
Its imperial certification tells us that it
was made for the upper echelons of the Qianlong society.
More humble wares would never ever have borne
the symbol of the five-taloned dragon, let alone the imperial mark.
It hasn't had a mention in the game, has it?
Both teams had a cursory look at it and moved on.
But Chinese ware has had a resurgence
because many wealthy citizens in China are looking
to buy back their heritage.
And that has meant that the Chinese market is extremely
volatile at the moment and a piece like that,
with the symbols of good fortune, gives it a value
of a staggering £2,500, which means it is the top lot in this show.
And it's gone.
Well, it was good to get rid of the bottom lot with those scales,
but to get rid of the top lot is a setback, shall we say?
We do still have the Mystery Item, which could be worth a lot more
than £2,500 or not.
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?
Could I learn more about the sauce boats, please?
You can. Let's have a look at those gorgeous sauce boats.
These hallmarked silver pieces were made
by the well-known makers Daniel and John Welby in 1887.
They have heavily-cast masks, a real Baroque motif,
actually, in the handles and on the terminals of the feet.
And I think it's fair to say they are statement pieces.
They're in fantastic condition and will definitely have appeal for
collectors who especially appreciate the fact that they are a pair.
There are two of them.
But do they float your boat?
Hm. Heidi, what would you like to know more about?
I'd like to know more about the purse.
The purse. Well, I'm sure you will agree, Fern,
it does look very stylish, doesn't it?
It is actually hallmarked,
but it's teeny-weeny, so you'll be forgiven for not finding it.
But the hallmark tells us that it is actually very
early 20th-century in date
and it's by a renowned silversmith called William Henry Sparrow.
Hallmarked for Birmingham during the early 1900s.
The outer case is beautifully embossed silver with those
lovely leafage scrolls and then it has a beautiful interior.
If you looked inside, you would have seen the green silk, which is
still a superb colour and in lovely condition.
Well, the market in lady's purses is actually a fairly
So, what does that do to its value?
Right, 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 these answers are correct, three are not.
Each of you will then take turns to choose
an answer you think is correct.
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.
If all nine correct answers are given,
then the team who gives the final correct answer will be the winners.
We'll play three questions in total,
and the pair with the most valuable collection can choose to go
first or second. So, Kate, who is that at the moment?
At the moment, Fern, I can reveal that the team who currently
has the most valuable collection is...
..Heidi and Richard.
Ohh. Right, Richard and Heidi, the first question is this.
Animals native to Australia.
Can you find the creatures that are only native to Australia
and any of its islands? Would you like to go first or second on this?
-First? Here are the answers.
-Richard, give me an answer.
If it goes green, you're OK.
Of course. Jed, give me an answer.
Yes, correct. It's a small marsupial that lives in a burrow. Heidi.
Yes, a bird, a member of the Kingfisher family. Dave.
A Hemel Stag is someone who plays for the
Hemel Hempstead Stag rugby team.
Rugby league. OK, let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Capotain was a popular hat in the 17th century.
And an Egremont Russet is a type of apple.
Richard and Heidi, what would you like to steal from Jed and Dave?
It's coming to you.
No need to be despondent, though, Jed and Dave,
because this is your question.
Artists at the Tate Modern.
Can you find the artists who have displayed at the Tate Modern?
Would you like to go first or second?
-First. Let's have a look at the answers.
Jed, give me an answer.
Yes, the American pop artist. Richard.
Yes, the Dutch painter known for his black and white grids. Dave.
Incorrect. That was the other name of Henry I, King of England.
Let's have a look at the other wrong answers.
Charlie Hunnam is a British actor.
And Adrian Bailey is an
MP for West Bromwich West.
Oh, Richard and Heidi,
what would you like to steal from Jed and Dave?
The purse is coming to you.
All is not lost, we have one question to go.
Here's the question.
Can you spot the names of any traditional folk dances?
Richard and Heidi, do you want to go first or second on this?
Jed and Dave, here are your answers.
Jed, give me an answer.
-Strip the Willow.
-Strip the Willow.
Correct. Scottish country dance.
Correct. It alludes to a Scottish regiment.
The Eightsome Reel.
Correct! Queen Victoria, we think, really enjoyed that one.
Incorrect. It's actually another name for the stairway to heaven.
It's from the Bible.
Let's see the other wrong answers.
Double Gloucester, a cheese, of course.
And the Fourth Wall is that invisible imaginary
wall between the stage and the audience.
Well, Jed and Dave, prepare to steal. What do you want?
-Shall we go for the watch, then?
-Are you sure?
-Go for it.
Can we steal the watch, please?
You're going to steal the watch.
There we go.
Now, that is it, your collections are complete and fixed
and will determine which team is victorious.
So, Kate, who are today's winners?
Well, I can reveal that the team with the most valuable
collection and, of course, therefore, today's winners are...
-It's a close one, but it's Richard and Heidi.
Congratulations, Richard and Heidi.
But big commiserations to Jed and Dave who played so well.
You didn't create a valuable enough collection
and before we say goodbye to you, though, you would
like to know, I'm sure, the value of the pieces in your collection.
Well, Jed and Dave, what a battle.
Let's have a look and start with the vase.
Now, you quite rightly had a look on the bottom
for a manufacturer's mark, and, of course, you didn't find one.
And you wouldn't expect to see a factory mark on an art
vase of this form, but I think it spoke to you a little bit.
Its Scottish heritage certainly speaks to me.
It was a speculative move for you,
but the value in the current market would be £50.
Next we have the boots,
and that pair of First World War officer's boots.
These were the item of the contest, battled for,
it went backwards and forwards.
You've ended up with it, Jed and Dave, was it the right decision?
Well, they are unusual in that they are in super condition,
and so a collector at auction would pay around the £300 mark.
But then we had the watch. And, of course, this was stolen.
It went back and forth. You both had your eye on it.
Well, I can tell you it is a beautiful hunter, 18-carat gold
pocket watch and it's made by Longines, as some of you noticed.
This watch, in particular, is from the Victorian period
and has a lovely enamel dial.
It has a subsidiary seconds dial there and, of course, the case
is 18-carat standard,
the Albert there is nine-carat gold.
And therefore, that gives it a value of £1,000.
So, Jed and Dave, the total value of your collection is £1,350.
-Which is not bad at all.
Jed and Dave, thank you for playing For What It's Worth.
Well done, Richard and Heidi. You are today's winners.
All that remains is for you to 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? Which ones do you want to eliminate?
For me, it's between the sauce boats and the stamp.
Yes, I agree with you.
Possibly the stamp because of its rarity value, because of the
limited run it was made, the age of it,
the fact that the Queen's head isn't on it,
the fact that it hasn't been used.
I don't know, I rather like the sauce boats.
They're in a pair, which is always better than just if it's on its own.
You're here as the expert, so...
-We have to choose one or the other.
-Difficult, difficult choice.
The stamp, you have chosen, final decision, yes?
OK, well, before we tell you what the stamp is worth, Kate,
please tell us what they haven't won.
OK, well, let's look at the purse, which you
eliminated from your choices very quickly.
And in fact, Heidi, when you were inspecting this you thought,
"Actually, is it a bit of a red herring?"
It looks very shiny and sparkly, but actually, what is that value?
It's a beautiful piece of antique silver.
That silk is a gorgeous colour, isn't it? That bottle green.
But actually, from a practical point of view,
it's more a cabinet piece, which is going out of fashion.
So, value today, £150.
The other piece you turned down - just -
is, of course, the pair of sauce boats.
After long deliberation, these have been rejected.
These actually were my favourite item in the whole show.
I think they scream quality at you.
Heidi, you got your glass out, you went straight in on those hallmarks.
You looked at them, we know they're 1887. They are super quality.
They're by a very well-known silversmith.
Even though perhaps a buyer wouldn't use them,
they would be proudly on display.
And they would have to pay, as a collector,
-a price of £1,100.
Hm. Richard and Heidi, so you have won the value of the stamp.
Before we tell you if you're right, I wonder
if we can tempt you with our Mystery Lot,
which could be worth even more. APPLAUSE
There you are, Richard and Heidi. There is your lot.
Now you're looking at it very closely and next to it,
are you feeling the good vibes from it?
-Possibly, it depends what's under there.
-No, I'm mixed.
Well, as things stand, you have won its value in cash.
Now, you may be confident that you have
chosen something really valuable,
but before we tell you its value,
Kate is going to tempt you with today's Mystery Lot.
-It's so exciting. Are you ready?
There it is. Have a good look.
This beautiful little object is, as you can see, a sugar caster.
And this was made in 1916 by makers Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr.
Alwyn Carr and Omar Ramsden were only in business
between the years 1916 and 1919.
There's an inscription around the top here.
And it reads December 31, 1891 to December 31, 1916.
It was a silver wedding anniversary present,
although for whom we can't be sure.
So, does it sound like a sweet deal to you, Heidi and Richard?
All that is left for you to decide is
whether to take home the value of the stamp from your collection
or to dump it in favour of today's Mystery Lot, the sugar caster.
I'm really not sure.
The stamp, it doesn't have a Queen's head on it,
-it doesn't have a price on it.
-It doesn't have a date stamp on it.
-It doesn't have a franking mark.
-I think we should stay with the stamp.
I don't. I don't, I think we should...
-You've changed your mind, have you?
OK, I'll... I'll...
-Oh, I don't know. Stay with the stamp.
-Stay with the stamp.
Stick with the stamp. Final decision?
OK, they are sticking with the stamp.
So, you are going to go with the stamp
and that means you have won its value in cash.
But before we reveal how much that is, Kate, tell us
what they are not taking home today.
So, it's not the day for silver for you two, is it?
You rejected the sauce boats...
-We're hoping it's not.
-..we're rejecting the sugar caster.
Well, I think this is a gorgeous little piece.
This particular sugar caster has that very brief partnership of
Alwyn Carr and Omar Ramsden.
And that partnership in collecting of silver
is highly revered.
They were master craftsmen.
So, I can tell you this would still command a hammer price...
Oh, my goodness. Hey, we're not interested. No, no, no, no, no!
You chose the stamp. We love the stamp!
The stamp hasn't got stuff on it that it should have on it.
We've always been told that's good.
So, fingers crossed. Kate, please tell us how much they have won.
The stamp market is such a niche market,
and you've really got to know your stuff about stamps.
And I get the feeling you two
took a bit of a gamble on this one.
And really, when it comes to the value of stamps, there are two
major overriding factors,
its rarity and its condition.
And we can see quite clearly the condition is excellent.
But this particular stamp was the one that was produced the most
out of the set of three.
Therefore, it has an auction value
-Oh, Richard and Heidi.
-I'll blame you.
-But 350 quid is all right, isn't it?
-Not bad for a day's work.
Richard and Heidi, you've played so well today
and it's been a pleasure to have you.
Thank you very much indeed. You ARE going home with £350.
And, Kate, thank you so much for lending us all your expertise.
See you again soon.
And we look forward to seeing YOU again soon when more teams
will be trying to spot the lot to win the lot on For What It's Worth.
Goodbye for now. Wow.