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Phil Serrell v Kate Bliss - Auction

Antiques experts Phil Serrell and Kate Bliss venture to the other side of the rostrum at an auction in Gloucestershire, each hoping to make money for their chosen charity.


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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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The show that pitches TV's best-loved antiques experts

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against each other in an all-out battle for profit...

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Elementary, my dear dealers.

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..and gives you the insider's view of the trade.

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Ha-ha-ha! Rarr!

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Each week, one pair of duelling dealers

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will face a different daily challenge...

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Catch me if you can!

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The axeman cometh.

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..putting their reputations on the line.

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Argh! Ready for battle.

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And giving you their top tips and savvy secrets

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on how to make the most money from buying and selling.

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Get in there!

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Today's auction room clash for cash

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pitches the leading lady of the loot, Kate "Absolute" Bliss,

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against the villain of all things vintage, Phil "The Fox" Serrell.

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Coming up, Phil does some underhand bidding to get ahead.

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Did you bid?

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Kate tries to keep things under wraps in the auction room.

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-This is great, this thing.

-Don't tell everybody.

-Sorry, sorry.

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I like it, anyways.

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And Phil feels sick after a trip to the doctor's.

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I'm going to need some medical help after this, you know?

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Yes, you might well do.

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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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The scene is set. Our two luvvies of the lots are waiting in the wings.

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Sold.

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Both are up for the starring role

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in Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Auction.

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Our first auction-ee is sophisticated...

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-I can't see a thing.

-..super talented...

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-Try it on for size.

-..and does all her own stunts.

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Comme ca.

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SHE GASPS

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That was close.

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It's Kate "Absolute" Bliss.

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May the force be with me.

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Also finding his motivation is the veteran of the piece,

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the dark lord of the deal.

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-Ha-ha!

-The stormtrooper of selling.

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Phew!

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It's Phil "The Fox" Serrell.

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Live long and prosper. Mr Spock, he's the boy.

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Our dynamic dealers need to set their phasers to stun

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and out-perform each other at warp speed,

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as only one virtuoso can be victorious.

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Isn't she lovely?

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He's really pretending to be relaxed, but he's not.

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All the profit they make will be going to charities of their choice.

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They've each got £1,000 of their own money to spend

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at this auction full of toys and movie memorabilia,

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so quiet on set!

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It's lights, camera, action!

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Kate Bliss and Phil Serrell -

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it's time to put your money where your mouth is!

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-Good morning.

-How are you? All right? Good to see you.

-Yeah, you too.

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-How much have we got in our pockets?

-£1,000.

-£1,000 to spend

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-and a lot of lots in there, aren't there?

-There's lots.

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Now, I have noticed there are a lot of little cars in there

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-which might be right up your street.

-Boys and their toys.

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Yeah, I mean, I'm hoping that, if I can get a little car

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or something like that, perhaps sell it to someone who's got an interest.

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-I mean, you've got to look, haven't you?

-Let's face it,

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you know quite a few people with an interest in cars.

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Well, we try. We try.

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Well, I have to tell you, I'll come clean, I came over last night...

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-Sneaky-poos.

-And had a little shifty.

-Sneaky-poos.

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But, I have to tell you, I don't think I'm any further forward.

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-Shall we go and have a look?

-I think we'd better.

-Come on.

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Our antiques superstars are at Stroud Auction Rooms

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in Gloucestershire and both know they'll need to search hard

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to find their profit-busters as this sale has over 700 lots.

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Right. Straight to work.

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These showroom scene-stealers have cast aside their scripts

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and are writing their own winning storylines.

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This is a bit of an eclectic sale

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with perhaps some items that aren't top quality.

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It may be that I don't go for something in perfect condition.

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Just go for something really interesting.

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Madam Bliss is primed to perform

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and, not one to rest on his theatrical laurels,

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Phil is a man with a foxy plan.

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If you go to an auction,

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you've got to react to what you see in front of you.

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You've got to try and make something into a story,

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so that's just a pine trunk, but, if we sell it to someone

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who's got a naval connection or paint it and add value,

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that's where the trick is,

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so, if there is a plan, that's it.

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So, Phil's plan is to have a plan.

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Now, this is an eclectic sale,

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so being open-minded and creative can make all the difference.

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However, Kate is still drawn to her speciality items -

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shiny silver and gold.

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Jewellery is really my thing,

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so I thought I'd have a good look at what is here

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and one lot I found is a ring and a pair of earrings set with amber.

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Now, the amber is in lovely condition.

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It's polished and set in 14 carat

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and it's rose gold which has a lovely pinky colour to it.

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The earrings are also in great condition

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and, although I don't like it personally,

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with my commercial head on, there's plenty of people who do.

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Meanwhile, Phil's got a licence to thrill

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as he spots a signed movie poster with an upper estimate of £250.

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MUSIC: From Russia With Love by Matt Monro

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Have a look at this.

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Every boy thinks he's Bond.

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Now, this is from one of the first Bond films - From Russia With Love.

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This is signed by Sean Connery, so I'm hoping I can sell this

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to someone, if I buy it, who's got that real urge to be Bond.

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Not to be outdone, Kate makes a beeline for a collection

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of '90s glasses with an estimate of £40-60.

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These glasses are made by a firm called Ritzenhoff,

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which is a German factory,

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and they wanted to raise the profile of drinking milk

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and, so, they asked famous architects, designers,

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from all over the world to design graphics for the glasses and they...

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GLASS CLINKS

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Oh!

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You almost had a smash hit there, Kate!

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They've both eyed up potential profit-makers,

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so, without further ado, it's show time.

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Please switch off your mobiles and take your seats.

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This is going to be a tense tussle for treasures.

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The competition may be tough, but Kate is ready for the opening act.

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Russian gold 14-carat ring.

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Now here's that little amber lot.

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Ah, jewellery! You can see her eyes light up.

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Let's hope the amber turns to green.

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55 at the back. 60. And 5. 70.

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And 5. At £75.

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The bid's in the room and I'm selling to the room at 75.

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-752, thank you.

-That's with me. First lot!

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Kate held her nerve and bagged a bargain.

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The jewellery is hers for £88.50 including fees.

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Now, they had estimated that at £70-90,

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so I got it almost at the bottom estimate which isn't bad.

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With Kate 1-0 up, Phil needs to catch up,

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but it's not just each other they've got to look out for,

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there's an invisible nemesis

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silently stalking the auction room...

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At £75. I'm selling to the internet now at 75.

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..quietly cleaning up all the goodies.

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Selling to the internet at 80.

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I'm selling to the internet at 35.

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This is all online, so the bidding is going up and up and up.

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Nobody is bidding in the room.

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The power of the internet at the auction these days.

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So, my battle isn't with these guys or even so much with Philip,

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it's with that computer up there.

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140. 150's with me. Is there 160?

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For me, this is just too much money for this.

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I'm selling to the net at 180.

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Gone.

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Sneaky internet!

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I think I've got to be braver.

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Fortune favours the brave, Miss Bliss,

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and, with a steely glint in her eye,

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she goes into battle for a set of Victorian weights

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with an estimate of £30-50.

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And the bid's in with me at £12. Is there 14?

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At £12. The bid's 14. 16's with me.

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18. 20's with me. 22. 25's with me.

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28. I'm out at 28 in the room.

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Hello! Phil's muscling in on Kate's act.

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35. 35. 38.

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Is Philip bidding against me on this?

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At £42. I'm selling to the room at 42.

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-Yes, that's me.

-That was really mean, just as Kate was bidding.

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That was really mean and rotten.

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Oh, you swine!

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Did you bid?

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Did you want those weights?

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I just thought they were really expensive.

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Don't be fooled by their bonhomie.

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Kate pays £49.56 including costs for the Victorian weights

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and floats further into the lead with two items to Phil's no items.

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Kitchenalia is one area of the antiques market

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which has become quite collectible

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and I think this is a really nice example.

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It's a set of brass weights, but what I particularly like about them

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is the way they all fit really neatly inside each other.

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Look at that for a piece of Victorian engineering,

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but the best thing is that this comes with them.

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I didn't even realise.

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Kate is delighted with her weights

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and bag of mysterious Victorian objects

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and there's no stopping her now, as next up

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is that set of modern German glasses she spotted,

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and almost smashed, earlier.

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A bid in at £25. Is there 8? At £25.

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The bid's with me. 28 takes me in the room.

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Is there 30? At £28. Off the book and in the room.

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30 at the front. 32.

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The bidding's in the room here which is interesting. Not online.

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At £40 seated now. Is there 2?

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At £40. 42. 45. At £42 standing...

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That's with me at the moment.

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At 42. Yes!

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With auction fees, Kate pays £49.56 for the glasses,

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and toasts her success by also purchasing a pottery bull

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for £70.80 including costs.

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And this model of a Hereford bull is by Beswick and really collectable.

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Now, the estimate in the catalogue was £60-£80.

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I snapped it up for a hammer price of 60,

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so I still think it's got great potential.

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Our leading lady is walking the red carpet of success,

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leaving Phil for dust.

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I'm quite getting into the swing of things here,

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but I keep catching glimpses of Serrell

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pottering around the saleroom, having a little look at something,

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putting it down.

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He seems to be having a day off.

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But I know Serrell quite well

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and he will have his strategy up here.

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Well, you'd hope so.

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You seem to be very relaxed.

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When you've bought nothing, it's pretty easy really.

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But it seems The Fox has been cleverly biding his time,

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waiting for the right lot to pounce on.

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A collection of pharmacy items is up next with a guide price of £30-50,

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and it's time for Serrell to take centre stage.

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And I'm bid in at £30. Is there 2? At £30.

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Oh! And he's bidding!

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At £80. The bid's in the room now. £85 at the back.

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Is there 90, sir? At £85 standing now.

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I don't quite know what I've done here, you know?

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Selling to the room at 85.

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-Will you promise not to laugh?

-What is it? What is it that you want? 125.

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I think it's an enema kit.

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Just up his street, then!

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Cheeky! That's Phil's first item in the doctor's bag

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for £100.30 including costs.

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I actually think this is great value

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because there's some really interesting lots amongst it.

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These little inhalers, the salve pots,

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I think they're really cool, funky things.

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Hopefully, I might have someone in mind for it all.

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And, with one buy down, Phil's in the mood for more.

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It's taken me a bit of time to get going but I've got a ruck

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in about six or seven lots coming up in the next 15 or 20,

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so it'll be interesting to see if I get my hand in the air.

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But it's Kate's hand that's in the air next.

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-45!

-Yes!

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As she buys an antique map for just over £53 including fees,

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and that's five lots to Phil's one.

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What a star!

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This map is actually 17th-century in date,

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and it's done by a man called John Ogilby

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and that makes it quite collectable

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because he was the first man to produce a road atlas, basically,

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of England and Wales and this is a page from that atlas.

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Now, to you and me, it doesn't look like your average map

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because it's made up of six or seven strips

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which show the route along the way.

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Having bought it, I'm going to look at it even more closely.

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Lift up the mount

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and you can see it's the genuine 17th-century article

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out of a road atlas of that date

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and this isn't stuck down.

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Very importantly, you can lift it up.

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Now, if that was stuck down,

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that would devalue the map quite significantly.

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Good to go.

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Well, Kate might have a map of the road,

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but Phil thinks a faster route to victory might be by locomotive

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and steams in with a frame of vintage train tickets

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for £33.04 with costs.

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Train stuff is really, really, really, very, very collectible

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and I just love this.

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All it is is some used railway tickets. How smart is that?

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But have a look at these here, look. I love this one here.

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This is Her Majesty's Forces on leave,

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so, clearly, some soldier who came home.

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They're lovely looking. There's history there.

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There's someone's life story of travel there.

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Who am I going to sell it to?

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Well, all I've got to do is go and find myself a train buff.

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And the action really kicks off as he scores a goal

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with an original Wembley seat back signed by Geoff Hurst,

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his for £177 including costs.

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This is half a seat from Wembley

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with a bit of black felt tip scrawl on it

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by, admittedly, Sir Geoffrey Hurst,

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hat-trick hero of the 1966 World Cup.

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It's just dawned on me

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that when they revamped Wembley and replaced all the seats,

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there's probably another 90,000 or so of these.

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Well, there's no time to ponder

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because he's due to reprise his most famous role -

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Serrell, Phil Serrell.

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He's trained his GoldenEye on the signed Bond poster

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he spotted earlier with an estimate of £150-250.

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At £100, bid to me, 110. 120 is with me.

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130, sir. 140 is with me, 150.

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I'm out at 150 in the room now, is there 160?

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At £150, the bid's in the room and I'm selling to the room, 150.

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HE BANGS GAVEL

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I think I need to go and sit down. I'm getting quite dizzy here.

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There's no sitting down when you're on

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Her Majesty's Secret Service, Phil.

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The poster is £177 including costs and brings Phil's purchases to four.

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Philip looks like he has finally woken up.

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It's all good fun this, isn't it? You've got to keep up.

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You've got to keep up.

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And that flurry of bidding brings us to the halfway mark so let's

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find out who's in the blockbuster and who's facing a flop.

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Both our dealers started the day with £1,000 of their own money.

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Kate is in the lead, bagging five lots costing £311.52,

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leaving her with just over £688 for the rest of the day.

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Phil has four purchases, spending £487.34,

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leaving him with over £512 in his kitty.

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After the interval, our dealing duo take their positions

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for the second act in our moneymaking melodrama

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and, with no time to lose, Phil grabs a collection of treen,

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including Georgian bookends for £59 with costs.

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Generically, this will fall into the category that we call treen.

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Actually, treen is a turned and small wooden object.

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These are somewhere between 1880 and about 1920.

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Now, these are fruitwood and they are now a pair of bookends

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but I think, initially, these were probably either a newel post

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or perhaps the cap off a bedpost and you've now got...

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..I think, a really cool pair of bookends.

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I think that's quite an interesting little lot.

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I just hope someone else does.

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Our battling behemoths have drawn level with five lots each.

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This is turning into a close one. Can Kate pull out in front?

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Now, the next lot is a really interesting 19th-century corkscrew.

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It's quite an interesting object so I'm just going to see what it

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goes for and if it is not too much, I might have a go.

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At £25, looking for eight. 28 bid, thank you.

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Look at that focus and determination. Go on, Kate.

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-50, I have. Looking for...

-Two?

-As it's you, 52.

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£52 then, are we done, at £52?

0:17:210:17:23

HE BANGS GAVEL Thank you.

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And Kate spins into the lead,

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paying £61.36 with costs for the antique corkscrew.

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Now, corkscrews are collectable for a number of reasons.

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Their age,

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the rarity of the mechanism or the name associated with them.

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Thomason is a good one to look out for.

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But my purchase is without any name. It has a nice winding mechanism.

0:17:420:17:49

It's also got a little brush in the handle

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and that was used to dust off your bottle from the cellars.

0:17:510:17:56

And call the emergency services, she's on fire now,

0:17:560:17:59

quickly adding a toy fire engine to her collection

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for £47.20, including fees.

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It is in super condition. We've got an extending ladder.

0:18:050:18:08

The paintwork's lovely and you've got the box. £40 paid...

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I'd put my money on a good profit.

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Yes, all fired up with money burning a hole in her pocket, she gears

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up to bid on another toy vehicle with an estimate of £40-60.

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Oh, dear. The anguish. It's £50 on the net. 55.

0:18:280:18:33

And again that pesky internet is pushing up the bids.

0:18:330:18:36

Try one more.

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-Oh...!

-Go and then, one more.

-65 and selling.

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-HE BANGS GAVEL

-65.

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And she's whooped the web,

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adding the toy car to her collection for £76.70 with costs.

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There's no doubt that these two items are quality

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and highly collectable, but I definitely bought with my heart

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rather than my head with this piece

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which is kind of reflected in the price I paid.

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But it's because I've got a full-size version of one of these.

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I've just got to find somebody who is as crazy about these as I am

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and I'm laughing.

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Well, she had her head turned there but the force is with her.

0:19:130:19:17

She's spots a Star Wars Yoda figure.

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In a saleroom far, far away, there was Kate Bliss

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about to bid on some movie memorabilia.

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-AS YODA:

-Yoda, she wants.

-This is great, this thing.

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Don't tell everybody!

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Sorry, sorry! I like it anyways.

0:19:320:19:35

£80, £80. 85, 90.

0:19:350:19:38

£90. 95, 100. 110.

0:19:380:19:41

The price has gone light speed into the stratosphere.

0:19:410:19:44

-180, 185, no.

-No.

0:19:440:19:47

-Absolutely no.

-180.

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HE BANGS GAVEL Oh, why didn't I get it?

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Will I regret it in the morning?

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Probably, yes.

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Mmm, Kate's worrying about future regrets

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but Phil is thinking about future sales.

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Peter, it's Philip Serrell.

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What's he up to?

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I'm at an auction and I was thinking of you because one of the lots is

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two Thurston scorers.

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This type of counter was also used

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as a lap counter on vintage Bentleys.

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The Fox is using all his wiles

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to set up a sale before he even bids on the item!

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Have you got one?

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Do you want one?

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Really?

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With a potential buyer in the bag,

0:20:250:20:27

Phil can devote a little time to wind up Kate.

0:20:270:20:30

Real concentration, this. Focused.

0:20:320:20:35

I think he wants the next lot.

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And he does. It's the snooker scorers/lap counters

0:20:380:20:42

that Phil has a possible buyer for.

0:20:420:20:44

They've a guide price of £50 to £80.

0:20:440:20:47

Not great condition, though, are they?

0:20:470:20:49

Touche! But nothing is putting Phil off!

0:20:490:20:52

..5. 60. 5. 70. 5. 80...

0:20:520:20:56

Just look at those subtle bidding nuances from the Fox.

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100? 100...

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-Still going.

-..110. 120...

0:21:010:21:04

It's zoomed past the estimate!

0:21:040:21:06

..180, gentleman - 190. 200. Bid. Thank you. 200. 220.

0:21:060:21:11

Have you got enough money?

0:21:110:21:13

Selling then at £240...

0:21:130:21:17

GAVEL BANGS Well done, you.

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So a hammer price of over £160 above the estimate.

0:21:200:21:24

Foxy seals the deal at a whacking £283.20, including costs.

0:21:240:21:29

-Shall I let you into a little secret?

-Go on, then.

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I phoned up a man who's got a 1930s Team Blower Bentley

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just before the auction,

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-and I sent him a picture of them.

-He wants them?

-Yeah.

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So, after Phil's final flutter,

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and with the curtain falling on today's performance, let's head

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to the box office to check out the takings.

0:21:460:21:49

They both started the day with £1,000 of their own money to spend.

0:21:490:21:52

Kate is hoping she's seen off the competition with her

0:21:520:21:55

eight lots costing £496.78.

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Phil bought less with six lots,

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but spent a massive £829.54.

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But all that matters now is profit.

0:22:050:22:08

Our duelling duo have fought hard and strived for stardom,

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but how will they review each other's performance?

0:22:100:22:14

Do you know if you stand here and look there, you've sort of got...

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-21st century lady...

-Right.

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..18th century misery here, don't you think?

0:22:210:22:24

-There's a distinct division, isn't there?

-Well, I don't know.

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If you look a bit further back,

0:22:280:22:29

I would say you're quite cool with your poster, actually.

0:22:290:22:32

-What about me half a seat?

-Maybe not quite so cool.

-No.

0:22:320:22:35

-Are you saying I'm quite cool with this, then?

-It's a funky lot.

0:22:350:22:37

I love your weights. I love your corkscrew. I love your toys.

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I don't understand your jewellery. And I'll have a large gin.

0:22:410:22:44

SHE LAUGHS

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They're not the sort of thing I would normally buy,

0:22:450:22:47

but there's something a little bit cool about them. They're German

0:22:470:22:50

and I think they're pretty funky.

0:22:500:22:52

-What's your most expensive?

-Those.

-Oh, yes, course.

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But you've got a millionaire who's going to buy those.

0:22:550:22:57

-I hope he's a multi-millionaire.

-Do you know what I like about yours?

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I like your train tickets.

0:23:010:23:03

-They're funky, aren't they?

-I think those are quite fun.

-Really cool.

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Well, nothing is certain, but may the best man or woman win.

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The auction was but a prequel

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to the blockbusting main feature of the selling!

0:23:180:23:21

As it's only now that our pair of auction-heroes can prove

0:23:210:23:24

they've got what it takes to be A-listers.

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Both now head back to their hideouts to find a path to profit.

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Way over in Worcester, Phil is working his way through his wares.

0:23:320:23:36

I found the auction really, really tough.

0:23:360:23:39

My James Bond poster signed by Sean Connery,

0:23:390:23:42

that's cost the thick end of £180.

0:23:420:23:44

I'm sort of kind of hoping I can sell that to someone

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who's got a kind of funky shop or whatever,

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and this might form part of their display.

0:23:500:23:53

At the same sort of money, at £180,

0:23:530:23:56

is my Wembley seat signed by Sir Geoff Hurst. I'm going to try

0:23:560:23:59

and sell that to someone who's got a footballing interest.

0:23:590:24:02

And my railway tickets, I'm just hoping they're not a one-way ticket

0:24:020:24:07

at £35. My bits of treen were £55.

0:24:070:24:11

I think quite a good little retail lot there.

0:24:110:24:13

And this collection of chemist's items, they were £100.

0:24:130:24:17

I hope I'm not going to need some sort of medication

0:24:170:24:19

having bought those. But for me...

0:24:190:24:21

those are my winner or my loser.

0:24:210:24:25

My billiard markers. They would have been fitted to 1930s vintage cars

0:24:250:24:29

as lap recorders.

0:24:290:24:31

You'll remember I phoned a guy on the day who might be

0:24:310:24:34

interested in those. I hope he really is interested in those

0:24:340:24:38

cos if he's not, I am snookered!

0:24:380:24:41

Old Foxy is guaranteed to have a trick shot or two up his sleeve.

0:24:410:24:46

Over in her Hereford home, Kate is also looking at her lots.

0:24:460:24:50

I think, on reflection,

0:24:500:24:53

I've had to pay pretty strong money for my pieces.

0:24:530:24:56

With the exception of my jewellery.

0:24:560:24:59

An amber specialist, a jeweller,

0:24:590:25:01

I think will take those off my hands very readily, with a decent profit.

0:25:010:25:05

The weights came with a little bag of an assortment of things

0:25:050:25:09

which I've explored, and it's nothing very exciting,

0:25:090:25:12

just some very ordinary postal weights.

0:25:120:25:15

So the value is in these lovely brass weights that form a set.

0:25:150:25:19

I think it would be really nice to sell these to somewhere where

0:25:190:25:23

they're going to be used, perhaps in an old-fashioned setting.

0:25:230:25:26

The corkscrew, equally, would be nice to sell to somebody

0:25:260:25:30

who would like to use it.

0:25:300:25:32

The tragedy has happened with my bull.

0:25:320:25:36

I unwrapped it and it's got a broken leg.

0:25:360:25:40

Which somehow happened in transit.

0:25:400:25:42

I'm going to see a restorer friend of mine, see what she says,

0:25:420:25:47

and we'll go from there.

0:25:470:25:49

Moving onto my glasses, though, these were a really speculative buy.

0:25:490:25:54

I think it might be the jugs, though, that are my best sellers.

0:25:540:25:57

They're a little bit more commercial, perhaps.

0:25:570:26:00

All in all, for these items I've got quite a bit of homework to do.

0:26:000:26:05

And Kate also has homework to do on her 17th-century map,

0:26:050:26:09

the dinky toy fire engine and the toy land rover.

0:26:090:26:12

But now, both our superstar sellers must begin the phone work,

0:26:120:26:17

leg work and web work that will help make their profits go stratospheric.

0:26:170:26:21

And don't forget, no deal is truly sealed until a hand is shaken

0:26:210:26:25

and the money is taken.

0:26:250:26:27

Kate is first to get going

0:26:270:26:29

and hits her home turf of Hereford with the amber ring and earrings.

0:26:290:26:33

She's come to see Anna and Tracy who own a jewellery shop.

0:26:330:26:37

Well, I know that you specialise in amber in silver.

0:26:370:26:40

These are a little bit different cos they're in 14 carat gold.

0:26:400:26:43

It's actually a rose gold.

0:26:430:26:45

It's got that pinky tinge to it where they mix the gold with copper.

0:26:450:26:48

The fact it's set in gold almost tells us straightaway

0:26:480:26:51

-that the amber's genuine.

-Yes.

-That's a big thing.

0:26:510:26:53

So I don't think anybody'd go to the extent of having 14 carat gold

0:26:530:26:57

with fake amber or plastic.

0:26:570:26:59

-Exactly.

-So that makes it a very interesting piece.

0:26:590:27:01

I would think they date from probably maybe the '70s, I would say.

0:27:010:27:06

-I really like them.

-Yeah.

0:27:060:27:08

-I think they wouldn't look out of place here. Definitely not.

-OK.

0:27:080:27:11

Well, let's talk price. I think the ring's worth sort of £90-£100.

0:27:110:27:17

And the earrings maybe...£75-£80.

0:27:170:27:22

I think... £180?

0:27:220:27:25

Well, I'm happy with 180. That sounds fair to me.

0:27:250:27:27

-I think that's a good deal, to be fair.

-Great. Wonderful.

0:27:270:27:31

Thank you very much.

0:27:310:27:33

Kate makes a profit of £91.50 for the jewellery.

0:27:330:27:37

She's making more money than mere pennies.

0:27:370:27:39

And talking of "Moneypenny", Phil thinks he's spied his first target.

0:27:390:27:44

Phil is the man with the golden gift of the gab but when he takes

0:27:440:27:47

the signed James Bond poster, that cost him £177, to John,

0:27:470:27:52

owner of a barbershop, will our man, Mr Serrell, have the Midas Touch?

0:27:520:27:57

-Now, there's two reasons why I've come to see you today.

-Right.

0:27:580:28:01

-Your barbershop is absolutely full of memorabilia.

-That's right.

0:28:010:28:06

-But you haven't got any James Bond memorabilia.

-I haven't, no.

0:28:060:28:08

This is a James Bond poster from one of his early films,

0:28:080:28:11

From Russia With Love. It's a reprint,

0:28:110:28:14

but it's got a signature of the great man himself, Sean Connery.

0:28:140:28:17

-What can you bid me for it?

-Well...

0:28:170:28:20

-Can you bid me 250?

-Yeah, OK, I'll meet you at 250.

0:28:200:28:23

-Really?

-Yeah.

-You are a gentleman.

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

0:28:230:28:27

That's £250 for that.

0:28:270:28:29

Right, now, totally separate deal.

0:28:290:28:32

-How much is this going to cost?

-250.

-Oh, here we go. Done here, aren't I?

0:28:320:28:36

Phil makes a killing of £73 on the Bond poster,

0:28:360:28:40

and whilst he's there gets a well-deserved haircut, too.

0:28:400:28:43

Which he pays for out of his own pocket.

0:28:430:28:46

Let's not be too drastic here.

0:28:480:28:50

That was a close shave.

0:28:540:28:56

Oh, doesn't he look smart?

0:28:560:28:58

He's also acting smart.

0:28:580:29:00

Still on his home territory, he's got another sale up his sleeve.

0:29:000:29:04

He's brought his railways tickets to a specialist vintage ephemera shop

0:29:040:29:08

in Worcester, and is meeting owner Keith. Remember, he spent £33 on it.

0:29:080:29:12

Do you remember I mentioned to you railway tickets?

0:29:120:29:15

-I certainly do.

-Someone's kept these.

0:29:150:29:18

And I think they're really interesting cos there's first,

0:29:180:29:20

second and third class.

0:29:200:29:22

But the thing I really love - look at this one here.

0:29:220:29:25

-"HM Forces on leave."

-Goodness me.

0:29:250:29:28

So, presumably, these would be war time, would they?

0:29:280:29:30

-I'd have thought so.

-Second World War? Now, these came up at auction.

0:29:300:29:34

I didn't know what they were worth but I thought it was your sort of

0:29:340:29:36

thing, cos you're very much transport-related, aren't you?

0:29:360:29:39

-Yeah, we've got all that.

-And I was thinking that I'd like to try

0:29:390:29:42

and get...70 quid-ish to the right person?

0:29:420:29:46

They probably would make 65/70, I would have thought.

0:29:460:29:50

-But you've got to earn a little crust out of it, haven't you?

-Yeah.

0:29:500:29:52

-Can we go 55?

-Yeah, I'm happy with that, I'm happy with that.

0:29:520:29:55

-Thank you very much indeed.

-Thank you.

0:29:550:29:57

Looks like we've both got a bargain.

0:29:570:29:59

-I hope so! Take care. Cheers now, bye-bye.

-Bye.

0:29:590:30:03

And Phil collects a profit of £21.96 for the tickets.

0:30:030:30:07

First class, Mr Serrell!

0:30:070:30:09

Full steam ahead for me.

0:30:090:30:10

Ah, but Kate is not one to get left behind, as she heads to Telford

0:30:120:30:16

hoping to find a home for her Victorian weights.

0:30:160:30:19

I'm in a Victorian town in Shropshire,

0:30:190:30:22

which is actually a working museum

0:30:220:30:24

and the perfect setting for my Victorian brass weights.

0:30:240:30:28

But, before I do anything,

0:30:280:30:30

I need to get into character.

0:30:300:30:34

So, bonnet on and suitably attired, Miss Bliss promenades to meet Paul,

0:30:340:30:39

who works at the museum, hoping to make a profit on the weights.

0:30:390:30:44

Ah, Paul! Kate! How do you do?

0:30:440:30:46

-How do you do? Lovely to meet you.

-What do you think of the gear?

0:30:460:30:48

-I think you look rather resplendent.

-I went for the posh outfit.

0:30:480:30:51

Yes, definitely. Definitely. Very elegant.

0:30:510:30:53

And what a fantastic setting.

0:30:530:30:55

It's beautiful, isn't it?

0:30:550:30:56

And everything as it would have been in a 1900 working-class pharmacy.

0:30:560:31:00

Well, my weights have come to exactly the right place, then.

0:31:000:31:03

So, we've got some tiny ones.

0:31:030:31:05

Now, these are relatively commonplace,

0:31:050:31:08

but the ones that I really like and, perhaps, where the value is,

0:31:080:31:11

if you like, is this little set of what's known as cupped weights.

0:31:110:31:15

-Right.

-And these are actually stamped,

0:31:150:31:18

-"Apoth", A-P-O-T-H, in the bottom, there.

-So, perfect.

0:31:180:31:22

Exactly, obviously came out of an apothecary's.

0:31:220:31:25

Mm-hmm. But what sort of date do you think they are?

0:31:250:31:27

Well, certainly the set of cupped weights, I would put at about 1880.

0:31:270:31:31

I'd be very interested in knowing your price for them.

0:31:310:31:33

I would hope for perhaps £80-£90.

0:31:330:31:36

I'd be happier in, sort of, the 60-70 mark,

0:31:360:31:39

if you could get closer to that.

0:31:390:31:41

Well, say I come down to 75, and you come up to 75,

0:31:410:31:44

does that sound a good mid-way point?

0:31:440:31:46

-I think that sounds perfect. Thank you very much, indeed.

-Lovely.

0:31:460:31:49

Miss Bliss makes £25.44 on the weights,

0:31:490:31:52

and she's evened things up with Mr Serrell,

0:31:520:31:55

each having two sales.

0:31:550:31:56

Phil will be keen to get ahead,

0:31:560:31:59

but, before he has a chance,

0:31:590:32:01

Kate pulls out another vintage profit when she sells the corkscrew

0:32:010:32:04

to Paul, a Ludlow-based wine-bar manager,

0:32:040:32:07

for a profit of £48.64.

0:32:070:32:11

Splendid!

0:32:110:32:12

-All right. Fantastic.

-Thank you.

0:32:130:32:16

So, with both our sellers doing deals left, right and centre,

0:32:160:32:20

let's see where we are at this stage in the selling.

0:32:200:32:23

Kate has sold three items

0:32:230:32:25

and earned a profit of £165.58,

0:32:250:32:28

while Phil has only sold two items,

0:32:280:32:31

and notched up £94.96

0:32:310:32:33

worth of profit.

0:32:330:32:34

Phil needs to catch up if he's going to win this leg of the race.

0:32:360:32:39

And, while we're on the subject of legs,

0:32:390:32:42

Kate has taken her broken bull model to ceramic restorer, Julie,

0:32:420:32:46

hoping to get it fixed and sale-worthy.

0:32:460:32:48

A pretty clean break.

0:32:480:32:51

Now, cunning Mr Serrell lined up a potential buyer

0:32:510:32:54

for his lap counters before he bought them.

0:32:540:32:57

He's now in Bridgnorth, where he's hoping Peter, who restores

0:32:570:33:00

and sells classic cars, will still want them

0:33:000:33:02

and bring in a profit on the £283.20

0:33:020:33:05

that he paid for them.

0:33:050:33:07

Peter, how are you?

0:33:080:33:09

-Hello, Philip. Nice to see you.

-Lovely to see you. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

0:33:090:33:12

-This is your baby?

-This is my baby.

0:33:120:33:14

What it really needs is a pair of lap counters.

0:33:140:33:16

-Do you remember I phoned you at the auction?

-You did.

0:33:160:33:18

And there was a pair of lap counters and, so, these are...it just clicks.

0:33:180:33:22

-There you are, look.

-And they work, as well.

0:33:220:33:25

-Yeah.

-"Thurston and Co",

0:33:250:33:26

-but that sounds English.

-It does, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

0:33:260:33:28

They were used in period.

0:33:280:33:30

They were, for example, on a car like this - 1935 Squire.

0:33:300:33:34

-Have you ever seen any of these for sale?

-No.

0:33:340:33:37

-No, and I have looked.

-This is the right place for these.

0:33:370:33:40

This is absolutely the right place for it.

0:33:400:33:42

They cost me the thick end of £285.

0:33:420:33:44

-Wow.

-What are they worth to you?

0:33:440:33:48

Well, I'll double your money.

0:33:480:33:50

Uh...thank you. You're a gentleman.

0:33:500:33:53

So, Phil makes £283.20 on the lap counters,

0:33:530:33:57

shifting this selling half up a gear.

0:33:570:33:59

-So, this is it. This is lovely.

-This is the beast.

0:33:590:34:02

-And where would this go?

-I would think here.

0:34:020:34:05

So, with the counter on the dashboard,

0:34:050:34:07

Phil hops in for a lift, very much hoping to lap his opponent.

0:34:070:34:10

But Kate is also selling in the fast lane.

0:34:140:34:17

Lap one, the 17th-century map helps her navigate her way to

0:34:170:34:21

a £46.90 profit from Andrew, who owns a map shop.

0:34:210:34:25

Lap two, with the dinky truck and trailer,

0:34:250:34:28

she's accelerated her profit margin by £43.30,

0:34:280:34:31

selling it to four-by-four enthusiast and collector, James.

0:34:310:34:35

Lap three, the toy fire engine brings in a profit

0:34:350:34:38

of £12.80, when she sells it to Hereford based collector, Chris.

0:34:380:34:42

Next, she's taking her collection of funky glasses

0:34:420:34:45

to Vickie, who runs a vintage coffee bar in Cheltenham.

0:34:450:34:49

So, we've got roughly, I think, 22/23-ish glasses,

0:34:490:34:53

and then these two jugs, which I particularly like.

0:34:530:34:56

And, as you can see, they've got quite an arty look to them.

0:34:560:34:59

They actually date from the early 1990s.

0:34:590:35:03

I think 1993.

0:35:030:35:04

The factory is called Ritzenhoff.

0:35:040:35:06

They used leading designers to come up with these designs, so they've got

0:35:060:35:10

a sort of retro feel about them, and obviously really arty.

0:35:100:35:13

And I thought of you because you've

0:35:130:35:15

got such a lovely retro setting, here. It looks fabulous.

0:35:150:35:19

It might be something that you may want to use or just

0:35:190:35:21

-put on display, maybe.

-I particularly like the cowboy one.

0:35:210:35:24

-Oh, do you?

-Yeah.

0:35:240:35:25

There's a few of them that I particularly like, that I could use

0:35:250:35:29

for display, and then the others, I think, could be

0:35:290:35:31

used more for events that we do.

0:35:310:35:34

So, how does around the, sort of, £200 mark sound?

0:35:340:35:38

150?

0:35:380:35:40

Could you go up just a tiny bit for me and say 160?

0:35:400:35:42

Yes, because of the cowboy.

0:35:420:35:47

-Brilliant, thank goodness I bought that one.

-Yes, definitely!

0:35:470:35:50

Kate makes a tip-top profit of £110.44

0:35:500:35:53

for the glasses, so it's Happy Days.

0:35:530:35:56

MUSIC: Happy Days Theme

0:35:560:36:00

I'm in milkshake heaven.

0:36:080:36:10

Look at that, that's what these glasses were made for.

0:36:100:36:13

However, Phil has a bad case of competitive spirit,

0:36:130:36:17

so he's off to see Dr Peter of Guarlford.

0:36:170:36:19

He's making a house call with his pharmacy items.

0:36:190:36:23

-This is the lot that I told you about...

-Yes.

0:36:230:36:25

..and, well, I suspect that you're going to know more about it

0:36:250:36:28

than I am. How does that work?

0:36:280:36:30

Well, this is a Nelson's inhaler.

0:36:300:36:34

-It's really for chest problems.

-Yeah.

0:36:340:36:36

In the olden days, they used to put hot water in here,

0:36:360:36:39

a couple of menthol crystals in there.

0:36:390:36:41

You would then breathe in and out, really deep breaths,

0:36:410:36:44

-and it cleared the lungs.

-Did it work?

0:36:440:36:46

It's the first line of approach.

0:36:460:36:48

I think, if you've got a chest - really, if you can't get

0:36:480:36:51

an appointment with your doctor for a day or so,

0:36:510:36:54

get stuck into that. Yes.

0:36:540:36:55

-Is this of any interest to you?

-I've got lots of these things, anyway.

0:36:550:36:59

These are quite modern.

0:36:590:37:00

I would think 50 or 60, I would be happy to pay.

0:37:000:37:03

Oh, please, or I'm going to lose money!

0:37:030:37:05

Oh, dear! Remember, Phil paid just over £100 for the lot.

0:37:050:37:09

What's the best you can do, Peter? Can I tweak you up a bit,

0:37:090:37:12

-because I...

-Up to 60, yes.

0:37:120:37:14

I can't get you any higher? I'm going to need some medical help

0:37:140:37:17

-after this, you know!

-Yes, you might well do. Actually, that's nice.

0:37:170:37:20

This was for making nightlights.

0:37:200:37:23

I think, probably, I'd go as far as 70.

0:37:230:37:26

Here you go.

0:37:260:37:28

Oh, dear!

0:37:280:37:30

This is a nice one, actually. Yes.

0:37:300:37:32

This is getting better. Have another look.

0:37:320:37:34

Just try and make it a bit better, please!

0:37:340:37:36

Yes, OK, I'll give you 100.

0:37:360:37:38

I'm going to shake his hand quickly.

0:37:380:37:41

Well, Phil makes a loss of 30 pence on the pharmacy equipment

0:37:410:37:45

and the poor old thing needs to have a lie down.

0:37:450:37:49

But his spirits are lifted a little

0:37:490:37:50

when he sells the fruitwood bookends

0:37:500:37:52

and treen for a profit of £6

0:37:520:37:54

to Worcester-based antiques dealer, Alyson.

0:37:540:37:57

Now, the bull is back.

0:38:010:38:04

After a bit of TLC and a bill of £45,

0:38:040:38:06

Kate's porcelain bull has been restored to its former glory,

0:38:060:38:09

and is ready to re-enter the ring.

0:38:090:38:12

Well, I'm in my element, in my wellies on a Herefordshire farm!

0:38:120:38:16

And I've come to meet a Hereford cattle breeder.

0:38:160:38:19

I'm hoping he wants another one to add to the herd,

0:38:190:38:22

that's pretty cheap to keep.

0:38:220:38:24

So, what did you think of this fella? Does he live up to the mark?

0:38:290:38:32

I know that the Cattle Movement Service wouldn't be very

0:38:320:38:34

-happy with him for two reasons - he's not tagged...

-Right.

0:38:340:38:38

-..and he hasn't got a ring in his nose.

-Ah.

0:38:380:38:40

And if a bull hasn't got a ring in his nose,

0:38:400:38:42

you can't take him out on the road.

0:38:420:38:44

Well, the good thing about this fella is the very naturalistic

0:38:440:38:47

-modelling...

-Yep.

-..that Beswick, the porcelain factory, have got here.

0:38:470:38:51

Now, this chap dates probably from the latter part of the 20th century.

0:38:510:38:55

-And he's in lovely form, as you can see.

-Yes.

0:38:550:38:58

Now, I must point out, though, he has had a little bit of restoration

0:38:580:39:01

-just to one leg, here, which has been professionally done.

-Yes.

0:39:010:39:05

Is it something you would like to add to your herd, do you think,

0:39:050:39:07

-or your collection?

-He would look nice in my house, yes.

0:39:070:39:10

-He would look nice, yes.

-All right, well,

0:39:100:39:13

I'm looking for roughly between £150 and 200.

0:39:130:39:16

Without his proper markings on and no ring,

0:39:160:39:19

-he wouldn't be worth 200.

-Oh, OK.

0:39:190:39:22

-But as he stands?

-About 160.

0:39:220:39:25

-Well, that sounds great to me.

-All right.

0:39:250:39:27

-Thank you very much, indeed.

-Thanks for that.

0:39:270:39:30

Kate makes £44.20 on the bull and she's delighted.

0:39:300:39:33

Well, despite my bull model having a little bit of a bumpy ride

0:39:340:39:38

since I bought him, he's now ended up

0:39:380:39:40

with the perfect Herefordshire herd.

0:39:400:39:43

And, so with that, Kate is all sold up.

0:39:450:39:49

Phil, however, still has one item left.

0:39:490:39:51

It's the Wembley seat-back signed by Sir Geoff Hurst.

0:39:510:39:55

This is the last of my items, and today it's a change of scarf,

0:39:550:39:58

because I'm here to watch Worcester City play football.

0:39:580:40:01

I just hope this doesn't end up as an own goal.

0:40:010:40:04

He's meeting Worcester City chairman, Anthony,

0:40:050:40:08

at the grounds they're sharing with Kidderminster FC.

0:40:080:40:11

-I've got a bit of history for you, today.

-Right.

0:40:110:40:14

A seat from Wembley Stadium,

0:40:140:40:16

-where I'm sure Worcester City will play one day...

-Exactly.

0:40:160:40:19

..signed by Sir Geoff Hurst.

0:40:190:40:22

Well, let me ask you first of all, if you buy it, and it is an if,

0:40:220:40:25

-what will you do with it?

-I shall purchase it for the club.

0:40:250:40:27

We will do a fundraising evening to raise money for the new

0:40:270:40:31

stadium that we are hoping to build in Worcester.

0:40:310:40:33

You see, now I feel bit guilty because I'm going to try

0:40:330:40:36

-and get a lot of money out of you for this!

-Right.

0:40:360:40:38

So, I was kind of thinking I should ask you...

0:40:380:40:41

-350?

-I will give you 300.

0:40:410:40:43

You're a star. Thank you very much, indeed.

0:40:430:40:47

Phil scores a profit of £123 for the seat,

0:40:470:40:51

and he's done.

0:40:510:40:53

And that's all of my items gone,

0:40:530:40:54

so in the words of the great Kenneth Wolstenholme,

0:40:540:40:57

they think it's all over - it is now!

0:40:570:40:59

Yes, and it's all over for this beautiful game, too.

0:41:020:41:04

So, before we find out who'll be taking home the victory cup,

0:41:040:41:08

let's see how much our opponents spent, today.

0:41:080:41:10

Our duelling duo each started

0:41:120:41:14

with £1,000 of their own money.

0:41:140:41:16

Kate bought a total of eight lots,

0:41:160:41:18

costing £496.78.

0:41:180:41:21

Phil bought fewer lots.

0:41:210:41:23

Six in total, but spent more.

0:41:230:41:25

A weighty £829.54.

0:41:250:41:28

But all that matters now is the bottom line.

0:41:280:41:31

All of the money that Phil and Kate have made from today's

0:41:310:41:34

challenge will go to the charities of their choice.

0:41:340:41:37

So, let's find out who is today's

0:41:370:41:39

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.

0:41:390:41:42

-Whoa, that was a good...

-Hey!

-What an auction!

0:41:430:41:45

-How did you get on?

-Well, I really, really enjoyed it.

0:41:450:41:48

Oh, new scarf? Good colour.

0:41:480:41:50

Well, I went to watch Worcester City play football,

0:41:500:41:52

and sold the chairman my Geoff Hurst seat. Do you remember that?

0:41:520:41:54

-Did you now?

-And what about you? How did you get on?

0:41:540:41:57

Well, I went back in time to sell my weights.

0:41:570:41:59

-You had those cool glasses, I loved those.

-The cool glasses went well.

0:41:590:42:02

-Did they?

-£110 profit.

-That's great.

-Thank you very much.

0:42:020:42:05

-That's what you want to hear, isn't it?

-I did love those, actually.

-Yes.

0:42:050:42:08

And what about those brass markers you stole from me at the auction?

0:42:080:42:11

Stole them - that sort of money?!

0:42:110:42:14

What was lovely was that I sold them

0:42:140:42:15

to a guy who really, really wanted them.

0:42:150:42:17

-Fantastic.

-So, are we going to...

-A good home.

0:42:170:42:20

Yeah, I have a feeling there could have been a good

0:42:200:42:22

wedge of profit in that, as well.

0:42:220:42:24

-I'm anxious about this.

-OK, one, two, three, go!

0:42:240:42:27

-Ooh!

-Oh!

0:42:270:42:29

-Wow! Very good!

-That's a chump, isn't it?

0:42:290:42:32

Very good. Crikey, was that all the markers?

0:42:320:42:35

-£283.

-Was it?

-£283.

-Well done.

0:42:350:42:39

I knew I should have bought 'em!

0:42:390:42:42

So, Phil is today's winner after having scored profits,

0:42:420:42:45

lapped his opponent and proved he's a cut above the rest.

0:42:450:42:49

Well, congratulations to Philip. I take my hat off to him.

0:42:490:42:52

He bought well and sold even better.

0:42:520:42:55

I beat Kate! I'm really pleased about that,

0:42:550:42:58

and I can't help but think it's all down to those billiard markers.

0:42:580:43:01

It's lovely to sell something to someone who really, really wants it.

0:43:010:43:05

But, never fear - tomorrow, Kate gets the chance to fight back

0:43:060:43:09

at a car-boot sale in West Sussex.

0:43:090:43:12

Old friends Phil Serrell and Kate Bliss venture to the other side of the rostrum at an auction in Gloucestershire, but there's nothing friendly about this competition. Phil does his best to bid up Kate, but will his strategy backfire when he tries to get in on the action?