Will Axon v Paul Hayes - Showdown Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is


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Will Axon v Paul Hayes - Showdown

It is the final showdown battle between Paul Hayes and Will Axon, as they buy and sell across the UK and Europe in an attempt to be crowned champion.


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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - the show that pitches

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TV's best-loved antiques experts against each other in an all-out

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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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HE GROWLS

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Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different

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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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Aargh!

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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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THUNDER ROARS AND HE CACKLES

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Today, the going gets tough as the tough get going.

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The grandmaster from Morecambe, Paul Hayes, takes on the

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young pretender from Newmarket, Will Axon, in the climax of the week.

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Hold on to your hats. It's the Showdown!

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Coming up... Paul dares to dream big.

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Wouldn't it be wonderful if I had a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci

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or a Michelangelo.

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Will moves in a mysterious way.

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And there's shenanigans at the showdown auction...

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Still cheap these vases...

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LAUGHTER

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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

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Yours, madam.

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Ladies and gentlemen, thrill-seekers and antiques lovers,

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prepare yourselves for the big one.

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Two of the country's finest dealers are preparing for a mega match

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of memorabilia in which there can be only one winner.

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Today, it's a North/South War of the Roses.

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And this rose has more than one thorn.

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First up, we have a man with more style than a fashion boutique,

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and more cunning than a den of foxes.

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He's neat, he's nice,

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and he's Northern... It's Paul "Mr Morecambe" Hayes.

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Music to my ears...hey, hey!

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And representing the South - a tactical tank of talent,

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who likes a bargain and will pull out all the stops to win.

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It's Newmarket's own thoroughbred... Will "The Axeman" Axon.

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Bring it on, Mr Morecambe.

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Today's challenge takes place across four

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very different arenas - an auction, a car boot sale, an antiques fair

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and a foreign market...

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Our experts have £1,000 of their own money

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at hand and eight objects to obtain.

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But this is the Showdown, which

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means they'll have to put half their purchases into a public auction!

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Yes, that's right...they'll lose control to the bidding public...

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they could soar like golden eagles or drop like lead balloons.

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So, Paul Hayes and Will Axon,

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this is it... Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!

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-Ah, here we are again.

-Ah, the mighty Showdown.

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Yeah, I know, this is quite nerve-racking this one, isn't it?

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This is where careers are made or broken, you know, this is the big one!

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"You must each buy two items at every one of your regular

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-"Put Your Money challenges..."

-So, eight items, yeah.

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"You have £1,000 to spend."

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-I don't even know what £1,000 looks like.

-Lend us a tenner!

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"You can sell up to four items wherever you want.

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"The rest will be sold at the Showdown auction in direct

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"competition with your opponent."

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"So, the winner is the expert who stands on the right, wearing a blue coat."

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LAUGHTER

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-Good luck!

-I think I'm the underdog on this one!

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Our experts are putting on brave faces,

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but peel away those smiles and you'll see a look of sheer terror.

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The battleground for Round One is the auction.

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Paul and Will are at Stacey's Auction house in Essex -

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and Paul is already a bag of nerves...

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The Showdown is the hardest part of this challenge...

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because the personality has been taken away from me.

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The item has to sell under its own right,

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I can't influence the sale at all, when it goes through auction,

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so I'm in the hands of the auctioneer, and do you know what?

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It feels a bit naked.

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Hm, Paul Hayes naked?!

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A thought sure to send hearts racing all over Britain.

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Hm. Will, thankfully, is fully clothed and has a plan of his own.

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Now, what I'm looking for

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is maybe to buy something that will sell better in another saleroom -

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not always recommended because you can come unstuck.

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Or I'm looking for something that I can sell privately,

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for a huge profit!

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And his profit sights are on a jazz festival poster

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with an estimate of £80 to £120 - listed as original.

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Now, the important thing to look for

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with things like this is the billing

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who's playing? You've got the Small Faces - big name.

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Who else is down here? The Pink Floyd.

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I mean, you can't get bigger than that, can you?

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That's got to be worth something to someone, hasn't it?

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Indeed it might... And as the auction gets underway...

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there's a lot of interest in the poster - with telephone

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and internet bidders logging in as the sale comes up.

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It turns out that was the predecessor to the Reading Festival,

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so perhaps that's why it's getting so much attention.

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1967 National Jazz and Blues Festival poster.

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Give me an 85, 95 is bid.

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100 against you.

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150, 160.

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170 online.

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I took it up to 150, let's see what happens...

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Bidding 190 against you.

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-One more, sir.

-200.

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200 is bid. At £200.

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-Has he got it?

-200.

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Coming back in again at 210 against you. 220.

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Look at me, sir, not him.

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230. Fancy it for a tenner?!

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LAUGHTER

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-One more might do it.

-One more.

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-£240.

-He's got it, I think, good for him.

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All done, last chance at 2...

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Sounds like a lot of money!

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So, Will wins the poster for over a quarter of

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his budget...

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paying £288 with auction costs... A brave first move.

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Well, I fell for that old... What is it...? You want it,

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you got to have it, and, er, it's nice that there was

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an under bidder at that sort of money...

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from the States, perhaps a specialist dealer,

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or someone who was there, you never know. But, er...

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HE EXHALES

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..now it's down to me to try and flog it!! Oh, dear!

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Well, while Will's got his head in his hands over his poster purchase...

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it seems Paul is following suit... bidding for an old carnival advert...

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£30 now...32... 35, 38...

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40 is bid.

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42, 45. New bidder...

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Go on, Mr Morecambe.

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At 50. At £50 now, and 5...

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60. At £60 now. Last opportunity at 60.

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Fair warning, please, at £60...

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Paul takes the carnival poster for £72.

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So, is he still celebrating it when he sees it up close?

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Do you know what? Now and again it's time to get that carnival smile!

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Isn't this wonderful.

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It's an old poster advertising the travelling carnival at Southend...

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in 1932. It's in good condition, it's a bit of local history here.

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And I think, a good museum or somebody that's

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interested in carnivals, and old fairground machines - exactly down their alley.

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You know, it could be a trip on the waltzers... and I'll take you on the big dipper,

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if you're lucky!

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And on this roller-coaster ride of buying, Will is sticking

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with his musical bent as he goes for a pair of conga drums.

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Lovely drums there...

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Where are we going to be? 20 is bid...

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But there's a lot of interest and it soon hits £120.

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Coming in again, 120...

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130, 140, 150...

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Going to be expensive now.

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-160.

-There we go. Always go one more.

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Are we all done online, are we all done on the phones?

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£160, fair warning, please,

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at 160...

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Bosh!

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Yes, Will holds his nerve

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and takes the congas for £192, after commission.

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He's all bought up and has time to gloat...

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What was that in aid of, then?

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I don't know, bit of an impulse buy, really.

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No use in Morecambe you're going to get rain every day.

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-LAUGHTER

-I'm going to have to learn how to play.

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I do apologise, but I have got another lot coming up, some of us are still buying here!

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Yes, Paul does need to get on with it... And follows in Will's

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musical footsteps, bidding on a job lot of harmonicas.

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At 30, 32, 35,

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38, 40.

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42, 45, 48. Commission bids are out.

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Are we all done, are we all finished?

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-That'll be me.

-At £48...

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Paul pays... for the lot, and his auction buying is done.

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Well, I've come backstage to have a look at these wonderful harmonicas.

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They were extremely popular in the folk movement

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and the blues movement in the late 1960s.

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Chromatica, this one is called, I think that means it has two settings.

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I know lots of people who play this instrument,

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I play it badly, unfortunately,

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but played well they are absolutely beautiful.

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But do you know what? I've got the Put Your Money blues!

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# I woke up this mornin'

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# Went back to bed.. #

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That's about all I can do, I think!

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Paul's buying blues takes us to the bridge, and brings us to the

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end of round one.

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So, let's take a glance at the score sheet.

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Both our experts started out with £1,000 of their own money.

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Paul has played it safe and taken a small bite from his budget...

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Will, however, has spent almost half his booty...

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And so, it's straight on to Round Two: The Car Boot Sale.

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Our supersonic spenders speed on over to Marks Tey in Essex,

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and Will already has a plan...

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Now, I've spent half my budget, so my tactic here today

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is maybe to try and pick up some cheap items that I can put in to auction.

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For two reasons - there's a potential there to make a lot of profit and, also,

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I won't lose too much if they bomb.

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A great fighting plan there from Will. Speaking of which...

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BELL RINGS

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..Paul lands the first blow, he's already bought a 1970s

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toy boxer for £5.

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Well, here we are, a real bit of '70s memorabilia here.

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And a bit of sporting memorabilia -

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Ken Buchanan, British boxer.

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I'm looking forward to finding out all about him, but I just think it's fantastic,

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what an honour it must be to have a doll made in your likeness...

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PUNCHES LANDING

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Yes, it's a nice thought, but no sculptor in the world could perfect your smile, Mr Hayes...

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Mmm. Annnnyyywayyy...

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Meanwhile, Will has spotted an interesting item...

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-That's rather nice!

-Yep, it is, isn't it?

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Shame it's a bit...

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shame it doesn't close true.

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I see you've got a price on it, what would be your very best on that?

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You can have that for...20.

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I'll tell you what, sir, I'm going to shake your hand...

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-I bet you are...

-..and have a deal.

-..it's a bargain.

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Oh, you're my kind of man. Yes, I do like that!

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Wow, have you ever seen Will's hand move so quickly?

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Could it be that our lad knows something that we don't?

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What we have here is a little early 20th century

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horn snuff box. It's got a solid silver shield-shaped plaque,

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and it's inscribed, Ballater, August 1923.

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It's hallmarked with the 925 mark which would suggest, maybe,

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Continental, but I think it's got a bit of a Scottish feel about it,

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certainly with the horn and the name Ballater.

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And before you know it, Will is at it again,

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this time showing interest in a leather holster.

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-I just quite like it cos it's...

-It's very tactile.

-Yeah, it is.

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-What sort of money is that?

-Well, I was asking 30 but...

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WILL WHISTLES

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..don't you start all that.

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But because I like you, and you've got to earn money...

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-Yeah.

-..I'll do it for 20 for you.

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That is dead cheap.

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I tell you what, sir, I think I might say yes to that at 20

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because you've made me such a generous offer.

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-I hope you win.

-Oh, that's kind of you!

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Well, I do like this leather holster, for want of a better word.

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I was attracted to it by its colour, its tactile, sort of,

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feel, and I'm not entirely sure what it was used for.

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The chap I bought it from used the word Smith & Wesson,

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Home Guard, World War I - date-wise that about fits in but I'm

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going to have to do a little bit of research on this.

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So, Will is buying blind...

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while Paul is homing in on something he knows all about.

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When I started out as a young boy...

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these kettles used to bring a fortune.

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And everyone used to have them hanging on the oak beams in the cottages and so on.

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But the fashion's changed slightly, but it's also reflected in the price.

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What did you say that was, mate, a tenner? A tenner. That will do me, I think.

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I quite like that, I'm not going to argue over that.

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-All right.

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you very much. All right.

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There you are, you see...it's just my cup of tea.

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Paul's copper kettle brings us to the halfway point in our

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big-buying bonanza, so let's see the scores on the doors.

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With two rounds down and a £1,000 budget,

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Paul has so far been frugal, and only spent...

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Will's four items have cost him...

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Next up, Round Three takes us to the Antiques Fair.

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Our clashing titans descend upon

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Goodwood Antique and Collectors Fair in West Sussex...

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Here we are, the halfway stage!

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-I know. And you're spent up.

-Yeah, you're right,

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I did spend most of my budget at the auction,

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but luckily, Paul, I found a couple of bargains at the boot fair,

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which I think are going to do well at the auction.

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I'm hoping today there will be things that will jump out at me and say,

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-"Auction material."

-I like to look for a stall, say it's all ceramics,

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and then they've got a bit of metalware at the end. Might not be their comfort zone,

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they might not know what they've got.

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That's clever, you're not just a pretty face.

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And I'm not as green as I am cabbage looking!

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-Well, good luck.

-Go on, son! Good luck, mate!

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Ah, but Paul Hayes doesn't need luck... He's been foraging

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through antiques fairs since he was very, very small.

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Talking of which, he's found a very, very small mosaic ring...

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You can't make it 40, by any chance, can you?

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-I'll do 45. Go halfway!

-Can you take £40 for it?

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-42 and that's it.

-42!

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SHE LAUGHS

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All right, OK, I'll tell you what. I'll have that for 42.

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Seeing as the box is there too, that's lovely. All right, and thank you very much, thank you.

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Well, I've found something fantastic here, it's a piece of neoclassical art.

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What would happen - since the 18th century, members of the gentry

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would go out to Rome and to Venice and they would see all

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the ancient palaces, and almost as a tourism industry

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they were making these micro mosaic pictures.

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But it's made exactly the same way as the big mosaic tiles that you'll find

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at these wonderful palaces. Very, very difficult to produce,

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very delicate. This one has been set in 9 carat gold

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and just a beautiful thing to have. £40, it's a bargain,

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and I'm thinking, maybe, it's a good auction thing -

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"Come and get me at the auction!"

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Will is also making headway, as he spies a trinket box.

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I mean, what's your very best price on that?

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-20?

-I was thinking more 15.

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That is too low. 18.

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18...you've played this game before, haven't you?

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SHE LAUGHS

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I tell you what, at £18 I'm going to say, "I'll have it."

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How's that?

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Now, when I initially saw this I thought it was made of papier mache,

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and I bought it as such. But on closer inspection, in daylight...

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HE WHISTLES

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..I think it may be resin. But it's not the end of the world.

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At the sort of money I paid for it,

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I think it's worth it as a decorative item.

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Yes, this is the danger of an indoor fair,

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when you're really are reliant on good lighting to evaluate your wares.

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Maybe that is why Will is drawn to a stall selling...well, lamps.

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-Are you the electrician?

-Yes, I make them up out of...

-Do you?

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..bits and pieces, yeah. These are old Art Deco hanging...

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-Yeah, hanging shades.

-Yeah.

-How very creative of you.

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I'm loving this one here, the cocktail shaker.

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Yes, that's an Art Deco cocktail shaker.

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Let's cut to the nitty-gritty.

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What would be your very best price?

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Have to be 75, I can't do better than that.

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Could we shake on £70 and I'll take it off you now.

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Come on, that gives me a fiver luck money...

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-Go on, then!

-Oh, you're a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you very much.

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So, Will's done with the fair but Paul still has one more to go,

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and this might be it, as he spots a silver nurse's buckle.

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I thought these were two separate pieces...

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but they're not, they're a nurse's buckle, aren't they?

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-That's right.

-So that goes on to that one there,

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and that goes on to that one there, very decorative, isn't that lovely?

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Yeah, they're bonnie, and what's your best price on those, then, John?

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-The best would really have to be 40.

-40.

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-Can they be £30?

-Let's see. If you said 35, that would be

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-the kiss of death, as they say.

-Well, do you know what?

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I think that's fair enough. Is that all right with you?

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Shall we shake on that? All right, I'll have that, thank you very much.

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OK, well, I've bought a nurse's buckle.

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These date back to a time of...

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before the NHS, really, where people were self-funded.

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And the nurse would actually buy a buckle to become individual.

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But it was displayed as two pieces of silver.

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It's only, really, when you put them together...

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it forms this belt buckle. Well, these can be made from anything

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from copper up to brass... Right the way at the top would be silver,

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this is a solid silver example. It's hallmarked 1898.

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It's in beautiful condition, and it

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would have belonged to someone quite wealthy at the time.

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And with that, we reach the end of Round Three.

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Let's check on the money.

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Both our experts started the Showdown

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with £1,000 of their own cash.

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Paul has still spent under a quarter of his budget...

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Will is still spending well...

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Going into Round Four with...

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And in this case, Round Four is the Foreign Antiques Market.

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Yes, Paul and Will are in the Porte de Vanves flea market, Paris,

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both hoping to convert some foreign goods into Put Your Money profit.

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This is the last opportunity to buy things for the Showdown.

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And do you know what? I think I've got the upper hand.

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Will's spent most of his money, I've got a big chunk left.

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Well, I've still got two items to buy.

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I've spent a fair whack of my budget but I've still got

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about £400-worth of euros left. I want to try and buy one piece

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that I can put into an auction, hopefully make a profit -

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and one piece that I'm going to try and sell privately.

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If I can't find two items for that sort of money in a fair like this,

0:17:370:17:41

well, the world's gone mad.

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Indeed! This market has everything under the sun on offer...

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and it would be crazy not to find something special...

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and it's Paul who thinks he's found it - an old oil painting.

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..yeah, 100. Is that OK?

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You want that? OK

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Paul pays 81.97 for the oil painting.

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So, how confident is he that there's a profit in it?

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This looks like a genuine antique. It's part of an Old Master painting.

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This painting could have been, six, maybe eight-foot wide,

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and what's happened over the years...

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it's been cut down.

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And that can be just to go into a smaller house

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or perhaps part of the painting being damaged in some way.

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I think with a bit of a clean, this could really show some great detail.

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You might have a master at work here.

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Wouldn't it be wonderful if we find

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a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo?

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But I might be getting carried away.

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A profit of 100 euros will do me, I think.

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So Paul thinks he's stumbled on a sleeper, and an Old Master, at that.

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But Will has also found a hidden masterpiece -

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for cider drinkers, at least.

0:18:410:18:43

I've used one of these before.

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Great little thing. Put the apples in, obviously,

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wind it down, crush the apples,

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the juice comes out, the mush stays inside,

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trickles out of there,

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straight into the glass.

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Cloudy apple juice. You can't beat it.

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Combien?

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-Cinquante euros.

-50 euros.

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I don't think that's too dear at all, actually.

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Bon, Monsieur, cinquante euros.

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-Cinquante euros?

-Oui. Je le prends.

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Merci.

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Will buys the cider press for £14.98 and hopes to extract a profit.

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I don't think I'm going to put this item into auction.

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I think I'm going to have to find a cider drinker somewhere

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or perhaps someone with an orchard. I'm just going to have

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to find someone and give them a bit of a squeeze.

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Yes, see what he did there?

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Will rounds up his foreign foray with a bit of treen,

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a naive wooden pot in the shape of a castle, paying £20.49,

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and then calls it a day.

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However, Paul still has big bucks to spend,

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and spots a pair of Chinese vases converted into lamps.

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Time to put his best French skills to the test.

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Le best price? Le meilleur prix?

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Le meilleur prix, c'est trois cents.

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-300.

-300, yeah.

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-One is damaged.

-Yeah. Do you have the piece?

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-No.

-No, no.

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Vous acceptez, uh, deux cents...

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..quarante? 250?

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-250. All right.

-Yeah?

-Yes.

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OK, I shall buy those. Merci, Monsieur, merci.

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Paul takes the vases for £204.92,

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so will the pair help him grow a good profit?

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It's not often you get really excited about finding something

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but I found these two beautiful Chinese vases.

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They date from the late 18th century, early 19th century,

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and they were sold en masse, really, through Europe,

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and the name in the trade for these is famille verte,

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coming from the French translation of green family of colours.

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One of them is slightly damaged, but you know what?

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With a bit of restoration, they're a cracking pair of lamps.

0:20:380:20:41

C'est formidable, n'est-ce pas? As they say in China!

0:20:410:20:44

Our formidable foragers have now explored and conquered

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all four epic locations, with eight superb items each.

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So, before we catch up with our haggling heroes,

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let's see the final spending figures.

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Both our experts started the challenge

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with £1,000 of their own money.

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Paul Hayes had a slow start but caught up

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and ended up spending £508.49.

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A couple of big purchases

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gave Will a head start

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and he ended up paying £669.47.

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So, before they get back home and get back selling,

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our pair meet up and catch their breaths.

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-That's all the buying done.

-Yeah!

-Have you enjoyed yourself?

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-I think so. It's always a bit stressful, isn't it?

-Yeah, it is.

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Having to buy, you're working against time and budget...

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I must admit, my favourite items have come from today.

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I've bought a fantastic pair of famille verte vases.

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Absolutely beautiful quality and I might have bought an Old Master.

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Oh, man! You're talking about period Chinese porcelain,

0:21:430:21:46

-Old Master pictures.

-Yeah.

-I might as well throw in the towel, Paul.

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I think my best buying day, I think profit-wise potential,

0:21:490:21:53

probably the car boot, but then that is sort of my arena, the car boot.

0:21:530:21:57

-Well, it's a really great experience.

-Yeah, it's been great fun.

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-Emotional.

-I think it's emotional. I've got a great French joke for you.

0:22:000:22:03

-Go on.

-But we can't tell it around here.

-Is it dirty?

-Yeah.

0:22:030:22:06

Now, with their trunks packed with potential profit-making goodies,

0:22:080:22:11

our unstoppable forces have some almighty decisions to make.

0:22:110:22:15

Which of their items will they sell privately and which will they send

0:22:150:22:19

to auction? In Morecambe, Mr Hayes is facing up to the challenge.

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Now, I know what you're thinking - what a cracking pair of vases

0:22:230:22:26

I've got here. They are fantastic.

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They date from the early 19th century.

0:22:280:22:30

I've contacted one gentleman who really likes this type of porcelain

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and he thinks these are worth between £600 and £800.

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So what I've decided to do is pop them through the auction

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and hopefully the auction will agree with that.

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And I've decided to put the micro-mosaic through the auction

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because I think that's got a good chance of getting some classical buyers.

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It'll look great in the catalogue with a nice big photograph.

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And the nurse's buckle,

0:22:500:22:51

I haven't been able to find a nurse who needs a buckle,

0:22:510:22:54

but you never know, so that one will go through the auction as well,

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but there's one item missing, I can hear you say.

0:22:570:22:59

Can you remember that wonderful Old Master painting

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that I bought out in France?

0:23:020:23:03

Well, unfortunately, it's had a bit of a disaster since,

0:23:030:23:07

and I'm absolutely gutted about this.

0:23:070:23:09

I left this lying around on the table, and believe it or not,

0:23:090:23:13

my little dog, I have a little shih tzu, and he's sat on this painting

0:23:130:23:17

and unfortunately he's damaged it.

0:23:170:23:18

Which means Paul will need to get the painting restored

0:23:180:23:21

before he puts it up for auction.

0:23:210:23:23

And he also has to find buyers for his copper kettle,

0:23:230:23:25

boxing doll, harmonicas

0:23:250:23:27

and carnival poster.

0:23:270:23:29

Over in Newmarket, Will is dividing up his bounty too.

0:23:290:23:33

Well, I've already decided which items I'm going to put into auction.

0:23:330:23:37

They are the leather holster that I bought at the car boot.

0:23:370:23:40

Now, I'm still not entirely sure what it's for, but

0:23:400:23:43

a little bit of research, hopefully, or let the bidders decide.

0:23:430:23:47

My little naive pen holder or spill vase, loving that,

0:23:470:23:52

nice piece of genuine treen, signed and dated.

0:23:520:23:55

My trinket box - oh, dear, my trinket box. That was a bad buy.

0:23:550:23:59

I'm hoping to cut my losses on that.

0:23:590:24:02

My favourite piece from my auction lots is definitely

0:24:020:24:06

the horn snuff box with this nice silver mounted shield,

0:24:060:24:10

while my most expensive lot is the poster,

0:24:100:24:12

and to be honest, you'll be surprised how much these can make.

0:24:120:24:15

I bought that with someone in mind.

0:24:150:24:17

Hopefully he's going to go for that and it'll add to his collection.

0:24:170:24:21

And he'll also need to find buyers for his cocktail shaker lamp,

0:24:210:24:24

conga drums and cider press.

0:24:240:24:27

But remember, no deal is sealed until the shake of a hand.

0:24:270:24:29

And talking of shaking,

0:24:290:24:31

Will is hoping to launch his selling campaign in Cambridge

0:24:310:24:35

by shaking out a profit from that cocktail shaker lamp.

0:24:350:24:38

Well, I'm in the basement of the historic Pitt Club in Cambridge,

0:24:390:24:43

and I'm here to meet Marcus, owner of Hidden Rooms cocktail lounge.

0:24:430:24:46

And it looks like he's expecting me.

0:24:460:24:48

What a first-class welcome.

0:24:480:24:50

-How cool is that?

-It's different, isn't it? Yeah.

0:24:520:24:55

That is a genuine, I think probably French,

0:24:550:24:58

-silver-plated cocktail shaker.

-Wow.

0:24:580:25:01

And the chap I bought it from,

0:25:010:25:03

what he does, he basically converts these into lamps.

0:25:030:25:06

-Yeah, it's a good-looking bit of kit.

-Do you like it?

0:25:060:25:09

-I do like it.

-That's the main thing.

-It's different enough.

0:25:090:25:12

What's your best offer?

0:25:120:25:14

I'd say...

0:25:140:25:15

..100?

0:25:160:25:17

Why don't we say it's 100 quid on the one proviso -

0:25:170:25:20

as we're in the cocktail lounge,

0:25:200:25:22

why don't you show me your signature cocktail?

0:25:220:25:24

100 quid and you make the signature cocktail, Cocoa Crisis.

0:25:240:25:27

Cocoa Crisis! Let's hope I don't have a crisis of my own.

0:25:270:25:30

Will makes a profit of £30 on the lamp

0:25:300:25:33

and having poured out a profit,

0:25:330:25:34

pours in the cocktail ingredients.

0:25:340:25:36

You can do a Will measure if you like.

0:25:360:25:38

Marcus checks the quality of the cocoa...

0:25:390:25:42

-And it explodes!

-Hey! Look at that!

0:25:420:25:45

And Will shakes his money-maker.

0:25:450:25:47

And that just sits on top of the caramel.

0:25:490:25:51

-To the lamp.

-Pleasure. Yeah, to the lamp.

-Thank you very much.

0:25:540:25:57

So, Will toasts his early lead

0:25:570:25:59

but his contender for today's title is about to step back into the ring.

0:25:590:26:04

Paul has taken his doll of boxing legend Ken Buchanan to Carnforth,

0:26:040:26:07

where he's hoping comedian and boxing enthusiast Lester

0:26:070:26:11

will show him a knockout profit

0:26:110:26:13

on the £5 he paid for it.

0:26:130:26:15

How often do you get things like this, where you get actual toys

0:26:150:26:18

and memorabilia to do with a boxer?

0:26:180:26:20

-Have you come across this sort of memorabilia before?

-No, never.

0:26:200:26:23

It's really strange, I've never ever... It's a wicked thing.

0:26:230:26:26

PAUL LAUGHS

0:26:260:26:27

It's pretty cool, you know. Looks like it can punch and all.

0:26:270:26:29

If I was to ask you, say, £40 for that, does that sound about right?

0:26:290:26:32

Am I boxing clever?

0:26:320:26:33

LESTER GROANS

0:26:330:26:35

-Was that below the belt?

-That was a bit below the belt, that. Come on.

0:26:350:26:39

You couldn't say £30?

0:26:390:26:40

Or we'll go 15 rounds.

0:26:400:26:42

THEY LAUGH

0:26:420:26:43

-Let's do the 15 rounds!

-No, no, you're all right.

0:26:430:26:46

-All right.

-25.

0:26:460:26:48

25 quid, do you want to sell him for £25?

0:26:480:26:50

Well, do you know what, I think that's reasonable

0:26:500:26:52

and I'd like to see him rehomed and on display, so yeah, we'll do that.

0:26:520:26:55

-Is that a deal?

-Absolute deal, Lester. Thank you very much.

0:26:550:26:58

Yes! Paul punches above his weight

0:26:580:27:01

and wins a profit of £20

0:27:010:27:03

for the boxing doll.

0:27:030:27:04

BELL RINGS

0:27:040:27:05

And for Will's next bout, he's taken his jazz poster to Alan,

0:27:050:27:08

a legendary music promoter and memorabilia collector.

0:27:080:27:12

Will spent £288 on it but it could have been in vain.

0:27:120:27:16

My first impression is that it's a Mickey Mouse one.

0:27:160:27:20

-Really?

-It's too clean.

0:27:200:27:22

There's the odd stain. It's not faded.

0:27:220:27:25

-Where it would have been put up, it would have been faded.

-Yeah.

0:27:250:27:28

But I can only really tell if I take it to bits by feeling the paper.

0:27:280:27:33

I'll tell you what, I've taken a couple of clips off the bottom.

0:27:330:27:36

-Right.

-And I can slide that out,

0:27:360:27:38

and I'm already thinking to myself, after having felt that one...

0:27:380:27:41

Oops.

0:27:410:27:42

There's something on the back, look.

0:27:420:27:45

-Oh, that's definitely a wrong'un, Alan.

-I'm afraid so.

0:27:450:27:47

That's a deffo wrong'un. Who have we got on the back?

0:27:470:27:50

Mel Bush from Ziggy Stardust.

0:27:500:27:51

Do you want to buy a David Bowie poster?

0:27:510:27:54

ALAN CHUCKLES

0:27:540:27:55

-That's a wrong'un, isn't it?

-I'm afraid so.

0:27:550:27:57

What a catastrophe!

0:27:570:27:59

With the poster proving not to be an original,

0:27:590:28:01

the Axeman has to carefully consider his game plan.

0:28:010:28:04

So, after much deliberation,

0:28:040:28:06

experienced auctioneer Will decides that his best course of action

0:28:060:28:10

is to return to the auction house to find out how it came to be mis-sold.

0:28:100:28:14

The vendor basically came to us and said, "Yes, it's an original poster"

0:28:150:28:19

-so we went on his word and we catalogued it.

-Yeah.

0:28:190:28:21

And obviously, you had a punt on it.

0:28:210:28:23

Because I'm an auctioneer as well, you know, it's happened to me.

0:28:230:28:26

We've catalogued it as something it turns out not to be.

0:28:260:28:28

-Well...

-You've got to stand on your inscription.

-Exactly.

0:28:280:28:31

No, if we described it as "a poster" and you had a punt on it,

0:28:310:28:34

then it might have been a different matter, but the fact that

0:28:340:28:37

it's been catalogued in our catalogue as an original poster,

0:28:370:28:40

it goes without saying, we'll give you a refund.

0:28:400:28:42

Well, I can't complain about that.

0:28:420:28:43

Mark, the auctioneer, has stood by his catalogue description

0:28:430:28:47

and very decently given me a full refund.

0:28:470:28:50

Trouble is, no poster - no potential profit,

0:28:500:28:53

but no poster means no big loss. Phew-ee!

0:28:530:28:56

Yes, with the money refunded,

0:28:560:28:58

Will gets off lightly, making no profit on the poster.

0:28:580:29:02

Paul is also having mixed successes

0:29:020:29:04

as he sells his copper kettle for the same amount that he paid for it,

0:29:040:29:08

meaning he too makes no profit on the sale.

0:29:080:29:11

So he's hoping to change his tune as he takes his collection

0:29:110:29:14

of harmonicas to Sam, a Morecambe-based blues musician.

0:29:140:29:18

What would be different to a blues harmonica than this one?

0:29:180:29:21

One of the main differences is that they are in certain keys.

0:29:210:29:24

-Right.

-And they usually only have ten holes.

-Right.

0:29:240:29:27

-And this one, you can see there's many more.

-OK.

0:29:270:29:30

And you can switch what you do by pressing this.

0:29:300:29:32

So these are a bit different, then, to what you're used to playing with?

0:29:320:29:36

Are they going to be something that you would be interested in buying?

0:29:360:29:39

I really do play blues harp.

0:29:390:29:40

Sadly, Sam doesn't want the harmonicas

0:29:400:29:43

but Mr Morecambe isn't down for long.

0:29:430:29:45

SAM PLAYS, THEY SING: # In your smile

0:29:450:29:48

# Bring me laughter

0:29:480:29:52

# All the while... #

0:29:520:29:54

Paul brings more sunshine when he finally sells the harmonicas

0:29:560:29:59

to Matthew, a Clitheroe-based shop owner.

0:29:590:30:02

Although, unfortunately,

0:30:020:30:03

he makes a loss of £7.60

0:30:030:30:05

in total on the lot.

0:30:050:30:07

Will is also on a musical journey of discovery.

0:30:070:30:10

Having squeezed out a profit of £9.02

0:30:100:30:12

selling the cider press to Peter from Exning,

0:30:120:30:15

he's taken the conga drums that cost him £192 to Darren,

0:30:150:30:19

who runs drumming workshops to encourage team building.

0:30:190:30:24

What would you have to pay for a pair of these if you went out

0:30:240:30:26

and bought them brand-new?

0:30:260:30:28

-Well...

-They're not cheap, are they?

-Brand-new, they're not cheap, no.

0:30:280:30:31

-Second-hand, they do lose quite a bit of value.

-Do they?

-They do.

0:30:310:30:34

I would say, second-hand, I would probably...

0:30:340:30:37

I'm looking at 150 for those, I think.

0:30:370:30:39

So you've gone...150.

0:30:390:30:42

I'm going to come in...250.

0:30:420:30:45

-I'm willing to take these to my people...

-So to speak.

-..to York.

0:30:450:30:50

Er, for 200.

0:30:500:30:52

-200. 250.

-Right.

0:30:520:30:55

-Somewhere in the middle?

-I landed in that one, didn't I?

0:30:550:30:57

We have, haven't we?

0:30:570:30:59

-Let's say 225. It's a nice round number.

-OK.

-Or is it?

0:30:590:31:04

Well, not particularly,

0:31:040:31:05

but nevertheless he makes £33 for the conga drums,

0:31:050:31:09

meaning he's done with his private selling and dancing with joy.

0:31:090:31:12

THEY PLAY

0:31:130:31:16

-I might play and dance.

-Let's see those shoulders!

0:31:160:31:18

Yes, well... Paul is down to his final sale before the auction

0:31:180:31:22

as he takes his 1930s Southend Carnival Poster to Garry,

0:31:220:31:26

the president of the Southend Carnival Trust.

0:31:260:31:29

What's really the connection with the hospitals? I didn't quite get that.

0:31:290:31:32

Well, Southend didn't have a hospital, so all the people

0:31:320:31:34

in Southend came together as a big charity organisation to raise funds,

0:31:340:31:39

having fun through carnival to raise funds to build

0:31:390:31:42

the first hospital in Southend.

0:31:420:31:44

So have you seen that particular one before?

0:31:440:31:46

-Never seen it at all.

-There you are. Isn't that a great thing?

0:31:460:31:49

-Never seen it.

-So it says, "Get that Carnival smile."

0:31:490:31:51

-I can see you've already got that.

-Indeed.

0:31:510:31:53

Believe it or not, I've come across this...

0:31:530:31:55

I bought it from auction, locally.

0:31:550:31:57

I thought there must be a local interest.

0:31:570:31:58

Erm, and I was wondering if you wanted this for your collection.

0:31:580:32:01

-Would that be something you're interested in?

-Yes.

0:32:010:32:03

-I would, actually.

-If I was to ask for, say,

0:32:030:32:05

-£100 for it, would that be...

-I'd give you 75 for it.

0:32:050:32:07

Well, it started at about £70 for it, about 75.

0:32:070:32:10

-Make it 85 and we'll have a deal on that.

-All right. We'll go 85.

0:32:100:32:14

All right. Thank you very much. You're a hard man, Garry!

0:32:140:32:16

So Paul makes a profit of £13 for the poster

0:32:160:32:20

and brings the private selling to an end.

0:32:200:32:23

Now our boys must gear up

0:32:230:32:25

and knuckle down for the mighty Showdown Auction.

0:32:250:32:28

Before the excitement gets too much, though,

0:32:280:32:30

let's see how our boys are doing so far.

0:32:300:32:32

Paul Hayes has sold four of his items

0:32:340:32:36

and made £25.40.

0:32:360:32:38

Will has sold three and returned one

0:32:400:32:43

but is in the lead at this stage, with a profit of £72.02.

0:32:430:32:48

And so we reach the point of no return, the Showdown Auction.

0:32:480:32:52

Here, sales pitches are of no use.

0:32:520:32:55

There is no more haggling and no negotiating.

0:32:550:32:58

They're now at the mercy of the bidders

0:32:580:32:59

at Pump House Auctions in Winchester.

0:32:590:33:02

But before they begin,

0:33:020:33:03

Paul has some news for Will about one of his items.

0:33:030:33:06

Ooh. Exciting!

0:33:060:33:08

-Ah, the Axeman.

-How are you, Mr Morecambe?

0:33:080:33:10

Yeah, all right. How's things?

0:33:100:33:11

-Yeah, good, good.

-You know, it's great, Winchester.

0:33:110:33:13

-Yeah.

-Nice round here.

-Lovely part of the world.

0:33:130:33:15

-Have you got some nice things in?

-I think so, yeah.

0:33:150:33:17

I think most of what I've bought and put into auction is probably

0:33:170:33:20

something that I would buy anyway for myself.

0:33:200:33:22

I've one big thing to reveal to you.

0:33:220:33:25

That lovely painting that I bought out in Paris?

0:33:250:33:28

The speculative Old Master, possibly? Tell me.

0:33:280:33:32

I haven't really had a chance to research it enough.

0:33:320:33:34

I've had a word with the auctioneer. I've withdrawn it.

0:33:340:33:36

-What?!

-I want to do some more research on it.

0:33:360:33:38

So that won't be sold today, all right?

0:33:380:33:40

Now you're going to go and show it to a specialist.

0:33:400:33:42

-It could be worth millions!

-Who knows?

0:33:420:33:44

Or nothing and I come out with egg on my face.

0:33:440:33:46

Yes, in a shock move,

0:33:460:33:47

Paul has been allowed by the Put Your Money games masters

0:33:470:33:49

to remove his recently restored painting from the auction,

0:33:490:33:52

but to what end?

0:33:520:33:54

This could be an old master by van Dyck.

0:33:540:33:58

Worth fortunes.

0:33:580:33:59

But what I'm going to do is to try to find out more information about it.

0:33:590:34:02

And hopefully, at the end of the day, there's more profit.

0:34:020:34:05

Now, the items that are still in the auction will all be sold

0:34:050:34:08

with the saleroom's standard commission.

0:34:080:34:10

But before the selling kicks off,

0:34:100:34:12

there's just time to check out each other's wares.

0:34:120:34:15

Well, I know Paul likes to dress up of a weekend, but a nurse's outfit?

0:34:150:34:18

Really? Well, to be honest, I think

0:34:180:34:20

he's paid just on the money for this buckle.

0:34:200:34:22

So if there a profit left in it for him? Hmm, touch and go.

0:34:220:34:25

Will's bought quite a good, attractive piece of leather here

0:34:250:34:29

and it's beautifully made and I think that's worth every penny of £40-50.

0:34:290:34:33

I think that's more than what Will's paid for it.

0:34:330:34:35

So, yes, I think you've got a profit there, Will. Well done. (Swine!)

0:34:350:34:39

Well, respect where respect is due because Paul has gone out on a limb

0:34:390:34:42

and put a lot of money into these vase lamps.

0:34:420:34:45

If these came through the door in my saleroom,

0:34:450:34:47

I could see them at £300-500, £400-600 all day long.

0:34:470:34:51

So, Paul, there should be a profit in it,

0:34:510:34:53

but all down to where you're selling and when.

0:34:530:34:56

Every Englishman's home is his castle.

0:34:560:34:58

But in this case, it's a French one.

0:34:580:34:59

I was wondering what it was, but it says on the bottom. It's "Le Jar."

0:34:590:35:03

It's a jar.

0:35:030:35:05

Hmm. And that is one of Paul's Le Jokes.

0:35:050:35:08

So the auctioneer takes to the stand like an almighty judge,

0:35:080:35:12

presiding over a trial that will either

0:35:120:35:14

absolve our dealing defendants

0:35:140:35:16

or imprison their hopes of victory.

0:35:160:35:19

And first up, are Paul's porcelain vase lamps.

0:35:190:35:22

Cost me around £200. But I had them rewired and PAT tested.

0:35:220:35:26

I thought I'd make them usable.

0:35:260:35:28

-For this market.

-Ready to go.

-Ready to go.

0:35:280:35:30

So they're standing about £250.

0:35:300:35:32

And don't forget when I sell these, there will be a bit of commission.

0:35:320:35:35

-Oh, yes. Of course.

-So I'm going to need about the £300 mark.

-How much?

0:35:350:35:39

170 is there.

0:35:400:35:41

180, 190.

0:35:410:35:44

-200 and ten, sir?

-300 quid's worth, easily.

0:35:440:35:46

210. 220. 230.

0:35:460:35:48

240, 250.

0:35:480:35:50

-Still going.

-260. 270.

-Cheap.

-280, anywhere?

0:35:500:35:54

They're still cheap, these vases! THEY LAUGH

0:35:540:35:57

Selling then at £270 then.

0:35:570:35:59

There you go. All right, well done.

0:36:020:36:04

Listen, mate, that could have been a lot worse.

0:36:040:36:06

It could have been a lot worse.

0:36:060:36:07

Yes, even though they sold for more than he paid,

0:36:070:36:09

after auction costs are added, Paul ends up with a loss

0:36:090:36:12

of £39.76 for the vases.

0:36:120:36:15

But there's no time to lick his wounds,

0:36:150:36:18

his £42 mosaic ring is up next.

0:36:180:36:20

-£80?

-Come on.

-Five anywhere?

0:36:200:36:24

85 there is. 90 with me, and two anywhere?

0:36:240:36:27

At £90 then.

0:36:270:36:30

A quick sale and a tidy profit of £27.72 for the mosaic ring,

0:36:310:36:36

meaning Paul's balance sheet is heading back in the right direction.

0:36:360:36:40

Will is looking anxious as none of his items have gone up yet,

0:36:400:36:43

but Paul's up again with his nurse's buckle which he paid £35 for.

0:36:430:36:48

-I've got 45. 48 anywhere?

-That's what we want, isn't it?

-Come on.

0:36:480:36:52

48 there is. I've got 50, sir. And five is there? 55. 58 anywhere?

0:36:520:36:59

Selling then at £55.

0:36:590:37:01

-There you go.

-Hey!

0:37:020:37:04

The winner is...!

0:37:040:37:07

Calm down, calm down. We're at an auction.

0:37:070:37:09

Paul makes a profit of £6.44 on the buckle

0:37:090:37:11

and since he's withdrawn his painting, he's done,

0:37:110:37:14

for the time being at least.

0:37:140:37:16

Well, finally one of my first lots coming up.

0:37:160:37:18

-OK.

-It's that really nice, naive treen spill vase.

0:37:180:37:22

I've got to make 27 quid to break even.

0:37:220:37:24

Bids on that again.

0:37:240:37:26

55, 65. I've got £75.

0:37:260:37:30

80 anywhere?

0:37:300:37:32

-80 there is. Five, madam? 85, 90?

-Come on.

-Go on.

0:37:320:37:36

Five?

0:37:360:37:38

100 there is.

0:37:380:37:39

Sell it, then, at £100 on the phone.

0:37:390:37:41

Ooh! Thank you, mate.

0:37:430:37:46

Will makes a tremendous profit of £57.31 on the treen.

0:37:460:37:50

Next is the horn snuff box, which Will paid £20 for.

0:37:500:37:53

-65. 70 anywhere?

-That's brilliant.

-Go on.

0:37:550:37:58

70 there is, and five I've got.

0:37:580:38:00

80. And five I've got. 90 anywhere?

0:38:000:38:03

-£85 then.

-Ooh!

0:38:030:38:04

91.

0:38:060:38:07

Cheers, mate. It's your good karma brushing off on me.

0:38:080:38:11

I hope there's not any more to come. I'm getting trounced here.

0:38:110:38:14

Yes, a profit of £45.68 for the snuff box is nothing to sniff at.

0:38:140:38:18

But it's the trinket box next and Will is nervous about this one.

0:38:180:38:22

Not my proudest moment, I must say.

0:38:230:38:25

Bought it a little bit under pressure,

0:38:250:38:27

just to get that first thing out of the way.

0:38:270:38:29

What does it stand you at?

0:38:290:38:30

Well, I've got to make £24, so £25 to break even.

0:38:300:38:33

-14. 16 anywhere?

-Go on, keep going.

-Oh, no!

0:38:330:38:37

At £14 then.

0:38:370:38:39

-Yours, madam.

-Oh, I felt it.

0:38:400:38:42

That was to be expected, to be fair.

0:38:430:38:45

Will makes a loss of £9.69 on the trinket box

0:38:450:38:48

and he's down to his final item, his leather holster.

0:38:480:38:52

-25.

-Oh, come on!

0:38:520:38:54

-I just need one more bid. One more bid.

-28.

-Yeah!

0:38:540:38:57

-Profit.

-30 anywhere?

0:38:570:38:58

-Keep going.

-It's a good thing, you know.

-And two?

0:38:580:39:00

-See here we go. Look at you.

-It's a rare and unusual item.

0:39:000:39:04

-Selling then at £32.

-Excellent.

0:39:040:39:06

-Hey, a profit's a profit.

-Well done, mate.

-It's been a pleasure.

0:39:070:39:10

-It really has!

-And emotional.

0:39:100:39:11

Will makes a profit of £2.86 for the holster

0:39:110:39:14

and he's all sold up. But this is a showdown with a difference

0:39:140:39:18

and things aren't over just yet.

0:39:180:39:20

Paul's been given a reprieve with his painting

0:39:200:39:22

and has set up a meeting in Tetbury with specialist John Malcolm

0:39:220:39:26

to find out whether his portrait could be

0:39:260:39:28

by 17th-century artist Anthony van Dyck.

0:39:280:39:32

Well, the first impression is that the picture is in, erm,

0:39:320:39:35

a pretty poor state of repair.

0:39:350:39:39

From what I can see from the fibres down here,

0:39:390:39:42

it suggests an 18th-century canvas rather than a 17th-century canvas.

0:39:420:39:47

-Right.

-The other sad part about it is that having been cut down,

0:39:470:39:51

it may have lost its signature at some point.

0:39:510:39:53

So I'm at the crossroads now.

0:39:530:39:54

Do I sell this work as it is and dismiss it as an unknown artist,

0:39:540:39:58

or do I pursue it further?

0:39:580:40:01

It's... It's a long shot.

0:40:010:40:03

You need to go a long way before you can call it van Dyck, I think.

0:40:030:40:06

So the answer isn't clear cut and Paul's got a big decision.

0:40:060:40:10

Further research, which could take years and cost thousands,

0:40:100:40:12

or try and sell the painting now.

0:40:120:40:15

Decided to let it go, because I haven't got the time

0:40:150:40:18

to create its provenance, to research the artist.

0:40:180:40:21

So hopefully, I can find a buyer who is prepared to do that

0:40:210:40:23

and there's a little bit of profit in it for me with a bit of luck.

0:40:230:40:26

Paul decides to put the painting

0:40:260:40:28

into Eighteen Eighteen's fine art auction in Cumbria

0:40:280:40:30

and spends the next few weeks promoting it,

0:40:300:40:33

hoping to get a prospective buyer.

0:40:330:40:35

So will his Old Master help him make a masterly profit

0:40:350:40:38

and win this showdown?

0:40:380:40:40

All will be revealed in just a moment.

0:40:400:40:42

First, let's remind ourselves of what they spent in total.

0:40:420:40:46

Both our experts started the challenge

0:40:460:40:47

with £1,000 of their own money.

0:40:470:40:50

Paul Hayes spent £658.49, along with his restoration costs.

0:40:500:40:54

With the refund of his jazz poster,

0:40:550:40:57

Will's total spend is reduced to £381.47.

0:40:570:41:02

But now it all comes down to profit.

0:41:020:41:03

All of the money that Paul and Will have made from today's challenge

0:41:030:41:06

will go to charities of their choice.

0:41:060:41:08

So, let's find out who is

0:41:080:41:09

today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Showdown Champion.

0:41:090:41:12

-Ah, here we are.

-How are you?

-Great. Thank you very much. How are you?

0:41:130:41:16

Yeah, good. What about you? You were brave with those lamps.

0:41:160:41:19

I was very brave. And you know what? I'd do it again.

0:41:190:41:21

They were a cracking pair of lamps.

0:41:210:41:23

Slightly disappointed they didn't go for more money,

0:41:230:41:25

but it could have been a lot worse.

0:41:250:41:27

Remember my jazz festival poster that

0:41:270:41:28

-I got really excited about, buyer lined up and everything?

-Yes.

0:41:280:41:31

Turned out, I was showing it to him, it was a repro.

0:41:310:41:34

But luckily the saleroom stood by their word

0:41:340:41:36

and gave me a full refund.

0:41:360:41:38

-Fantastic.

-Trouble is, one less item to sell.

0:41:380:41:40

-Talking of one less item, that painting?

-Oh!

0:41:400:41:43

The suspense.

0:41:430:41:45

I've been reading the newspapers,

0:41:450:41:47

waiting for that front page headline. You're making me worried.

0:41:470:41:49

-How many millions did it make?

-You ready?

0:41:490:41:51

Yeah, go on, then. One, two, three.

0:41:510:41:54

-BOTH:

-Ooh!

-There we are, yes.

0:41:550:41:57

So Will is today's winner after Paul's painting sold for just £85.

0:41:570:42:02

With restoration and auction fees, he lost £121.27.

0:42:020:42:08

Make no mistake, it is selling now at £85.

0:42:080:42:12

Yes, Paul's high hopes for his painting didn't pay off,

0:42:140:42:17

but as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

0:42:170:42:20

Of course, there's one more thing to reveal

0:42:200:42:22

and that is the winner across the whole week.

0:42:220:42:25

One, two, three.

0:42:250:42:27

-Oh, well done, buddy.

-Look at that.

0:42:270:42:29

Well, listen, mate, I must say,

0:42:290:42:31

-it's been a pleasure working with you.

-Yeah, and you.

0:42:310:42:33

-You're the nicest bloke I know from Morecambe.

-That's all a rumour.

0:42:330:42:36

-I'm not from Morecambe really.

-Aren't you?

-No, no. I just play on that.

0:42:360:42:39

Yes, Will is the overall winner, but together they've worked hard

0:42:390:42:43

and made money that will go straight to their chosen charities.

0:42:430:42:46

My charity is a new roof at St Peter's Church in Heysham.

0:42:480:42:52

It's in need of repair, it's a massive project,

0:42:520:42:54

and I'm glad to donate towards that.

0:42:540:42:56

My chosen charity is CLIC Sargent, set up to provide a wide range

0:42:560:43:00

of services for children with cancer and their families,

0:43:000:43:03

including practical, clinical, emotional and financial support.

0:43:030:43:07

It's been a week of thrills and spills.

0:43:070:43:09

Our excellent experts have really put their money

0:43:090:43:12

where their mouths are and showed they can make a convincing profit

0:43:120:43:15

from buying and selling antiques when their own money is on the line.

0:43:150:43:20

It is the final showdown battle between Paul Hayes and Will Axon, as they buy and sell across the UK and Europe in an attempt to be crowned champion.

In a nail-biting finale, Paul spots a painting with potential to be priceless in Paris, and Will gets his fingers burnt in Essex.