Antiques challenge. David Harper and Caroline Hawley head to Paris, where Caroline hits the ground running with fluent French, and they challenge each other to a fashion face-off.
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Today, the dealing dandy David Harper goes into battle with
princess of profit Caroline Hawley, in a Parisian antiques market.
Coming up, Caroline finds her inner supermodel.
How cool is this? I just love it!
But David wants his turn on the catwalk too.
Fashion... I AM fashion.
And our experts face some hard haggles.
You've shown me something lovely,
and it is something I would like to own. £85.
Oh, my goodness gracious!
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
Bienvenue, Mesdames et messieurs,
and welcome to a Parisian profit adventure.
We've crossed the Channel to unleash two duelling dealers
on a French antiques market,
and it promises to be a battle of Napoleonic proportions!
But who will leave the battlefield in a blaze of glory
and who will be bidding a hasty retreat to Blighty?
In one corner, it's a profit-hungry powerhouse.
A man whose colourful clobber hides a black-and-white approach
to bargain hunting.
From the north-east of England, it's...
Do you find that price horrifying?
His mighty challenger is a sharp-eyed
She circles the sales for bargains before swooping in to make the kill.
It's Hull's own profit-hunting bird of prey...
I'm on the case, you might as well just pack it in.
Today's treasure tussle takes place in an
antiques market in Saint-Ouen, in northern Paris.
One of the city's largest and most famous markets,
there are thousands of stalls to plunder, but thousands of other
buyers to beat as well, so our twosome will need to move quickly!
They've each got £750 worth of their own euros to spend.
And of course any profits they make will go to their chosen charities.
So, without further delay, David Harper and Caroline Hawley,
it's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
Good 'moaning', David.
Good 'moaning' to you. And crikey, are you going for the bright look!
I could say the same about you, David.
This is normal attire! Is that the Parisian hat?
-It is. Mon chapeau Francais.
-Oooh! Have you been to Paris before?
Not to this particular market, but I've shopped a lot in France.
I love it. And I find my French is a great help, David.
-Do you speak French?
-Do you indeed?
-Yeah, yeah, baby.
Yeah, they understand me. I'm just like a native.
Basically, I dress like them and I sound like them.
Now, Caroline, you are a big buyer of vintage clothing but why,
on all of our journeys, have you not bought any vintage items?
I haven't come across anything really that I want so far.
But I think today is the day I'm going to find something.
And I challenge you to do the same, David.
I think I could do that very well, if that's the case.
I'm going to challenge you to buy something Oriental.
OK, bon chance, David.
-What does that mean?
-Come on, let's go.
-I understand that.
-On y va.
So it's a clash of the colours today with the green-trousered
titan going head-to-head with the Pink Panther of Profit.
And as if their Put Your Money battle wasn't enough,
they've upped the stakes by setting each other an extra challenge.
Caroline has set me a challenge to buy some vintage fashion.
She thinks I'm going to struggle with that, does she?
She doesn't know fashion. I AM fashion!
-Turn to the left... #
If you say so, Devilish! The market is under way
and our colourful collectors are poised to pounce.
The Hawk is hoping her language skills will give her
the edge on her rival.
Er, yes. And maybe once again for those of us
that aren't quite up to scratch with the lingo!
Today I've got a plan.
I'm going to use my French and it's going to give me
a major advantage over David.
Good luck, David. Today, I'm going to win.
Ooh. Merci 'beaucoop'! But Devilish has a plan of his own.
My tactic is to search out English speakers.
And then to look for really interesting, wacky,
eccentric, distinctly Continental pieces that
when I get back home to old Blighty, they are going to look really
different and really, really special.
So, our Durham dealer isn't letting his lack of French hold him back,
and he's the first to spot a potential profit.
-Hi, do you speak English?
-Hello, I'm David.
-Pierre, lovely to meet you.
That's very eccentric. It's very interesting.
Very interesting and very rare.
-It's a shop sign.
-OK, that's what I'm thinking. Yes. Yes.
-The written price...
-Oh, it's got a price on it?
-Oh, wow. OK.
For you, 400.
That's a lot. It's a lot. But it's very nice. It couldn't be 200 euros?
Can we make it 225 euros?
How's that? Good man! Marvellous. Marvellous.
Thank you very much, Pierre.
So, at just over £184,
Devilish has spent a quarter of his budget on his very first purchase.
Well, it is obviously a clock face.
Dating to 1948, just after the Second World War.
And very reminiscent, of course, of the Art Deco style.
If you look at the number three and the four, so Deco.
Needs restoring, of course.
But I don't know where I'm going to go with it.
But one day it will end up, no doubt, in front of a posh classic
car dealership or a furniture store or something like that.
Interestingly, it was priced at 680. I got it at 225.
You think that might be a bit shocking, not really.
How do you value something like this?
You can't value it.
I think he's just pitched it at a high price thinking someone
would walk in one day and take it. Obviously they haven't.
I walk in today, I give him cash, probably owes him nothing,
he's done well, and I'm very pleased.
Well, we should hope so for that amount of money!
MUSIC: Pink Panther Theme Tune
Across the market, the Pink Panther has been on the prowl.
She's spotted an antique umbrella stand and quickly seals the deal.
I've just bought this 19th-century French stick stand,
or umbrella stand, for 60 euros.
A very, very good price. It's in great condition.
Always look with your hands as well as your eyes.
You can feel any damage.
There's no breaks. Cast iron is a very, very brittle material.
And very prone to breaking. It's a great thing. Very pretty.
Great original condition. I'm thrilled to bits with this.
So the stick and umbrella stand cost her just
over £49 in sterling.
And she's straight onto her second deal
when she spots a drinks bar in the shape of a ship.
Time to put her French to the test.
So how good is The Hawk's haggling en Francais?
Super, madame. Merci beaucoup.
The smooth talking Hawk seals the deal for £122.95.
This is fantastic. It's English. It's 1950s.
It's so kitsch, it's so ghastly, it's wonderful.
It's all complete, all original. Look at this, there is no damage in it.
Complete with the anchor, can you see?
It really is fantastic. I love it.
I could sell this all day long.
Caroline's sweet-talking her way round this market like a true local!
But what of her devilish opponent?
He's eyeing up a light fitting,
but will his lack of lingo hold him back?
Bonjour. Hi, sorry, do you speak English?
-A little, good.
Wall lights, very interesting.
What date do think these are?
-100 years old.
-Yeah, it's heading that way. Early 20th century.
It falls into the Nouveau kind of period. What kind of price?
-Here we are.
Right, OK. I give it the big build-up, you see?
And then I get hit with a horrific price.
Do you find that price horrifying?
-Best price, 80.
-80, that's a bit better.
Sir, I think I'm going to have to purchase them. 80.
-Thank you very much indeed.
It's great this, isn't it, speaking fluent French.
Er, yes! That's deal deux for Devilish Harper, at £65.57.
I'm happy to take them at 80 euros. And the reason why is the colour.
The blue and the stylised flame, which gives it more of an
Art Nouveau feel, as opposed to the standard, traditional wall lights.
They are a bit unusual. They are a bit special. They are very French.
They are very stylish.
-IN A FRENCH ACCENT:
-And I am very happy.
Just using the accent doesn't make it French, you know.
But the light fittings are bang on his Continental strategy, tres bon!
Across the market, Caroline has spotted an unusual-looking item.
It's to make the brim of a hat.
And if you look at it, you can see
these little nail holes where the fabric has been put on.
I think that's quite interesting.
A little bit of damage, but it's been used.
S'il vous plait?
Votre meilleur dernier prix pour marchand?
I've asked for her best, best dealer's price. Dernier prix.
That means the last price. Let's hope it is.
20 euros. I think I've got to have that.
Merci, madame. Je vais bien. Merci beaucoup, madame.
That's just over £16 and Caroline's third buy in the bag.
Our British bargain bloodhounds are taking this market by storm.
And it's Devilish Harper who's lining up the next deal.
OK, I've never seen this before so I assume this is an implement
to help you remove your boot.
There we go. "France. Creation." I don't know what that says.
I need Caroline.
Interesting little object, actually. Um...
It's on the table where it says everything is 10 euros
but it's priced at 28.
Let me just find out if that indeed is 10 euros.
-Bernhard, nice to meet you.
I was looking at this object here.
-Is it 10 euros?
-It's all 10? OK.
It's a bit odd, it's a bit eccentric.
I think it falls right into the category of my preferred purchases.
So, Bernhard, I think we have a deal. 10 euros.
-Thank you very much indeed.
-It's for you.
Yes, right on his eccentric Continental strategy, and at £8.20,
that's a pocket-friendly purchase for the Baron of Buying.
It's neck and neck so far for our profit-hunting Brits.
But The Hawk's sharp eyes soon spot a little chair
and before you can say "bargain", she's done the deal.
Aren't I a sucker for children's dolly's furniture?
This is a steal. 45 euros. It's fantastic. Original condition.
Late 19th, early 20th century.
Tiny little bit of damage here, but you'd expect that.
And this will sell all day long to the legions of doll,
teddy collectors all over the place.
Thrilled to bits with this. Cheap at half the price.
So that's £36.89 for the little chair,
another quick fire purchase by The Hawk!
Her archrival has been keeping an eye out for some vintage fashion,
as challenged by his competitor.
I know, I know, I'm looking good.
But despite his little fashion show, he doesn't buy the jacket,
and instead nets himself a fish dish at a nearby stall
for a little under £33.
It screams fish, lobster, fun, food.
It's got a good look. It's in good condition.
Date wise, well, I'm going to have to guess.
There's no marks on there. What is it? Probably '70s.
It's got a bit of a '70s colour and theme to it which, again,
is kind of trendy. So that's OK. 40 euros.
But you know, in this game, you've got to take chances.
Yes, he's a daring dealer! So our duo have been bagging bargains
left, right and centre so far, but who's spent what?
They each arrived in France with £750 worth of euros.
David has made four deals so far, costing a penny under £291,
leaving just over £459 still to spend.
Caroline also has four buys in the bag,
but she's spent just over £225 so has nearly £525 left in her kitty.
It's been a busy morning but our duo are unflustered.
-Look at you looking all Parisian.
-Are you loving it?
-Loving it. How are you managing?
-I'm doing all right, actually.
I'm having a jolly good time. I've got a couple of things.
-One I got a massive discount on.
-Does that make you worried?
No, not really, because I did just the same.
-I got a fabulous item for half the ticket price.
-Did you really?
-It makes me a little bit smug.
-It makes you a bit special.
-What about the challenge?
-The challenge has been challenging.
I'm quietly content with how it's gone so far, David.
I'm so pleased for you.
So why don't you go and be quietly content elsewhere
and I'm going to go and buy something else.
-Bon chance encore.
Yeah, whatever that was.
So with their French foraging fires reignited,
our daring dealers throw themselves back into the race.
They've both got plenty of cash to spend,
and Devilish is quick to spot a set of oyster dishes.
Bonjour, I'm David.
-Nice to meet you.
Do you speak English?
-Oh, good. Good.
Does that mean a little? Excellent! OK, I speak no French.
-Can we do English?
-Let's do English. OK.
-50 euros. Tout le ensemble.
-50 euros all in.
I'm just going to be reasonably impressive here.
Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six.
How about, get this, this is going to be
so good you are going to be blown away.
You are going to be amazed. 30 euros.
Eh? What's gone wrong? What's happening?
-You know, you don't need to speak any lingo, do you?
So the oyster dishes cost David £28.69.
Though he's a bit baffled at the preceding events.
You know, I can safely say
I have absolutely no idea what just happened.
Somehow I now own this really interesting set.
It's bright, it's breezy, it's cheerful,
it's really out there and wild and wacky. Majolica. I love majolica.
Designed for scoffing oysters.
And you know what? At 35 euros, that is fabulous.
Or as we say in France - wunderbar!
Oh, dear! He's not quite fluent yet, is he?!
Across the market, his hawk-eyed opponent has been
prowling for profits, and she's spotted a leather suitcase.
I think even I could get all my clothes for holiday in here.
I'll see if I can talk to the guy that owns it.
Excusez-moi, monsieur. Votre dernier prix, monsieur?
Soixante quinze, that's 75.
That's just over £49 for the suitcase,
and a fifth buy for The Hawk.
This is a beautiful, quality object. But it has lots of uses.
If you don't want to fill it with clothes and go on your holiday,
you could use it as a small coffee table. It's just a decorating piece.
It needs a little bit of repair and lots of what they call in France
cire. Or polish, wax.
Well, David, as you can see, I'm on the case.
You might as well just pack it in.
Ooh. Fighting talk from The Hawk!
So our daring duo are even-stevens now with five buys each,
but as the end of the market approaches,
they're both looking for one final item.
Something that will not only net them a prodigious profit,
but also fits the bill for their inter-dealer challenge.
Caroline's on the hunt for something with an Asian flair,
and she's spotted a likely contender.
Excusez moi, monsieur.
The Hawk sweet talks her way to another discount
and seals the deal at £65.57.
How cool is this? I just love it.
1980s. I'm going to do a bit of research on the designer.
But it has been sold in Paris and it's great.
A little tip for those of you that are looking to buy vintage stuff.
Look where you would expect damage - under the arms, sometimes staining
under the arms with deodorant or perspiration, it's not a good thing.
This is just about mint condition.
MUSIC: Groove Is In The Heart by Deee-Lite
And of course our fashionista of the fine arts
can't resist a few model moves.
# Groove is in the heart... #
So The Hawk completes her challenge with an Oriental pattern jacket.
But her archrival is still on the hunt for his own
piece of collectible couture!
I still haven't bought any vintage clothing.
So I've now got to focus and find myself a little bit of vintage chic.
MUSIC: Dedicated Follower of Fashion by The Kinks
Looking good! And it's your colour. Mmm!
But David decides the jacket isn't for him
and with time running out to make his final purchase,
he decides to give the designer handbags a once over.
Well, Louis Vuitton. I mean, such a designer make.
-It's a copy.
-That's a copy?
-This is original.
-Original? Oh, my gosh!
If I was to buy that, how much would that be for me?
-It would be 100 euros.
-100 euros? OK.
I've got to tell you, if I buy this and it turns out to be a fake,
I'll just have to destroy it. So that's a risk.
I'd take a chance on that. Can it be 70 euros?
Shall we say oui?
-Just for you.
So Devilish seals the deal at 80 euros,
which converts to £65.58.
Well, I think I've risen to the challenge.
And the challenge was - buy some vintage clothing.
Well, it's not quite clothing but it's vintage and it's high-end.
A Louis Vuitton handbag.
Now, although I'm mega confident that this really is an original,
of course I will delve deeper.
And if it turns out that I'm wrong, and I could be, then that
object suddenly becomes not worth 80 euros, it's literally worth nothing
and should be thrown away.
That's a bit of a gamble from Devilish,
and with that, both our expat experts decide to call it a day.
Let's tot up their totals.
David and Caroline each arrived in Paris with a budget of £750.
David leaves with six purchases costing £385.26.
Caroline also did six deals, but she's spent a bit less,
at just £340.16.
Before our duo head back to Blighty,
they grab the chance to check out each other's wares.
Well, David, the spoils of war, here they are.
Doesn't that look joyous!
It does. It looks
an extraordinary, eclectic mix of everything.
Madness, I would suggest to you. It looks brilliant.
-I tell you what, I'm in love with your boat.
I think that is so naff and dreadful, it's fantastic.
-And I love these.
-Oysters. Do you like oysters?
No, I've had some terrible experiences with oysters.
-Oh, have you, David?
You'll have to tell me some other time.
You don't want to know.
-So, the challenge.
-You've risen to it.
I certainly have. There you go. It's not clothing but it's vintage.
I have achieved the challenge.
I can see that you have failed miserably.
Well, David, no. You need to look closer, don't you.
There ain't anything Japanese or Chinese there, baby.
-There was a bit of Oriental and a bit of vintage.
-Look at the motif.
-Clever or what?
Too clever for your own good. Too clever.
-I was chuffed to bits with that.
-All right, you've done it as well.
-And it looks great on.
-Shall we get back to old Blighty?
Are we going to do the train or shall we do the boat?
Oh, let's take the boat.
-I tell you what, you take the boat and I'll do the train. Bye!
Now our dealers need to steady their nerves and head home
to plan the next phase of their profit quest.
They must find buyers for all their Parisian treasures,
and call on all their expertise to secure top drawer prices,
and make as much profit as possible for their chosen charities.
David's back at Devilish HQ near Durham,
but he's left his heart in France.
I can honestly tell you that was the most fun I've had on
a buying trip abroad ever.
It was just a perfect trip. This clock blows my mind.
It's just amazing.
Not quite sure where I'm going to go with it yet,
so my brain is whirring overtime.
A couple of objects I know exactly where I'm going to.
Well, we've got the oyster dishes and the fish pot here.
So I'm heading to a fish restaurant to offer them
both objects. Now what about that brass boot pull?
I'm thinking of top-end cobblers.
People that make really expensive shoes
would love that as a shop display.
Onto the bag. Well, this is always going to split opinions, isn't it?
I've been up almost all night and I've done all my own checks
and I'm pretty confident that this really is the real McCoy.
We'll double-check but so far, I'm pretty happy
and very excited.
He also needs to find a buyer for his light fittings.
Over in East Yorkshire, The Hawk is assessing her treasures.
Now I'm back home, the things I bought in Paris
have not disappointed me.
This little chair is great.
And I'm thinking along the lines of doll, teddy dealers for this.
Or even collectors.
Now, the boat is a very different kettle of fish.
The person that buys this is not going to be an ordinary Joe Bloggs.
This stick stand is great. I want to find a smart cane, umbrella dealer.
This would look great on their stand in a very smart antiques fair.
And what else did I...? Uh, yeah. This. This wonderful jacket.
If I can get it off my back, this will sell easily.
It epitomises all that is 1980s - chic, colourful, Parisian.
I can't wait to mix with the fashionistas
that are going to buy this.
Caroline also needs to sell her leather suitcase
and wooden hat brim mould.
Our two brave profiteers need all their strength
and ingenuity as they get their selling sprees under way.
Every last penny of profit counts, and remember,
until they've shaken on it, no deal is ever sealed.
In Barnard Castle, David gets straight down to business,
and takes that designer handbag to show Clare,
owner of a local fashion boutique.
It's nice to get the opportunity to handle something like this.
-This is just nice.
-You just see that. It says, "AR1000."
AR stands for France. And 1000 is the date code.
The first two numbers, 10, is the month.
And the last two is the year. So that was made in October 2000.
This is just nice. I mean, how do you define it?
It's the quality and width of the strap. It's the stitching.
-It's the wear. It's the smell. It's the touch.
I think I can tempt you. I think you are going to really like it. 125.
-£125?! I genuinely do believe it's the real thing.
-But I have a figure in my mind.
-What is it?
-I will be pushed to 80 and consider ownership.
£100. That will give me 20-odd pounds profit.
You've shown me something lovely and it is something I would like to own.
-Oh, my goodness gracious!
I can't leave with the bag.
We're just going to play games now and just call it 90, aren't we?
Go on. Clare, you are an absolute...
Yes, David has certainly earned his dealing dues there,
and kicks off his profits by £24.42.
Over in Harrogate,
Caroline is about to undertake a fashion challenge of her own.
I'm here seeing if my wonderful piece of Parisian chic
is going to go down well in uber cool Montpellier Street, Harrogate.
Wish me luck.
MUSIC: Clothes Show Theme
Oh, this is turning into the Clothes Show!
Our fashionista spent nearly £65 on the jacket,
time to unveil it to vintage clothing dealer Linda.
Hi. How are you?
-I'm fine, thank you.
-I've brought a little something to show you.
-All the way from Paris.
-Oh, that's nice!
Isn't that lovely! 1980s. Beautiful.
Marina Sithon pour Kamosho, which is a Japanese make.
From Paris. I think it's hardly been worn, you know.
-It's in really good condition.
-You can always tell with the cuffs.
And the neck and things. Yeah. No.
There's no crease in there so it's been hung very well.
I'm going to show you it at its best. Wait there.
-So, Linda, what do you think?
-I think it's fantastic.
Would you be able to pay 130 for it?
Um, I'd go 110.
-Cos I have to resell it.
Could you go 120 and split the difference?
Um, yes, I think so, because I think that will sell.
Thank you very much, Linda. Thank you.
Do I have to take it off now?
Yes, you do!
So The Hawk says a sad goodbye to the jacket
but secures a very colourful £54.43 profit.
She also finds a buyer for her leather suitcase,
selling it to an antiques dealer in Harrogate for £90.
Fantastic, thank you very much.
Packing herself a £40.82 profit.
Now, Devilish is a big fan of keeping things local,
but now he's leaving the safe confines of Barnard Castle behind.
MUSIC: Thomas The Tank Engine Theme
Well, I've sold the designer handbag.
But all of my other Parisian purchases have got London
written all over them. So here I am.
I'm jumping on the train and heading south to maximise those profits.
Well, David's thinking bright lights, big city, big profits!
While he gets on the train, Caroline's got her glad rags on.
All in the pursuit of a deal!
Here we go.
She's brought her nautical bar to a party thrown
by her friends Pip and Barry.
Welcome aboard. Can I offer you a drink?
And having spent £55 getting it rewired and another
£10 on cocktail supplies, her spend stands at nearly £188.
Here's hoping it's smooth sailing.
MUSIC: Club Tropicana by Wham
1950s. Absolutely fantastic. I bought it in Paris. Saint-Ouen.
A little quartier of Paris that specialises in rather retro things.
-Yeah, I like it. I like it.
How much is it?
Well, I was hoping for 325.
-You wound me.
-It's half a boat.
-You wound me, Barry.
Half a boat is better than none. I like the look of it.
I'll offer you £200.
Just because I'm a kind-hearted Yorkshire lass, I'm going
to let you have it at 295.
-We will do a deal. We will do a deal.
Barry. Come on, let's party on.
Yes. She's done it!
Caroline walks away with a fizzing profit of over £107!
While she heads home to sleep off her success, David's preparing
to take London by storm, and where better to start than the West End.
This is Mayfair.
My gosh, one of the poshest areas
and one of the finest restaurants in the city.
This is where the lords and the ladies of London come to dine.
Perfect for me.
MUSIC: West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys
So, 'Lord David' has sent his two seafood themed buys
ahead to the restaurant. The fish pot, which cost nearly £33,
and those oyster dishes, which were nearly 29.
Will they tingle the taste buds of owner, Gavin, and head chef, Stefan?
Are you delighted to see my wares, Gavin?
-Yes, well, they are different. Unusual.
-This is very much...
-Oyster dishes are normally plain.
But I don't think you've ever been described as a plain person, Gavin.
-This is majolica.
So it's that typical, very bright, colourful pottery.
No fantastic age to it but very lovely. Hand decorated. Hand potted.
Are they the kind of things that you might use,
obviously for special occasions?
It's a bit of a pass on these, I'm afraid.
-It doesn't really fit with what we do.
-To be absolutely honest.
It's OK. What about the fish pot?
-The fish pot.
-That's more interesting.
-That's much more interesting.
-Tell me a bit about this.
-Bought from the same fair.
From the same stall.
In sunny Paris.
-I love the decoration. Love the fish.
-I do too.
I'm just sort of interested where it might have come from.
It's certainly Continental.
Stefan, this is from your part of the world here.
This is taking you down memory lane, isn't it?
Yes, a bit further south than where I live, I guess.
But, yeah, it's good. It's good for Gavin's place.
I think we can find a use for it, you know.
What do you think?
-For £50 is nice.
-He likes the sound of 50.
We'll give the man 55. He is upset enough about the...
-We'll give him 55.
-Are you happy?
Is that a deal? Fantastic.
-Thank you, chaps.
Well, he may have only shifted one of his items,
but that's a profit of just over £22 on the fish dish.
So at the halfway stage, let's take a look at the numbers.
David has so far struck two deals, and made a modest profit of £46.63.
But Caroline has snatched an early lead, with three sales made
and a profit of £202.30.
It may be far from level pegging but with four items
still to sell, David isn't rolling over any time soon!
he's making the most of his trip to the capital.
MUSIC: London Calling by The Clash
But it's not all sightseeing and selfies,
David is here on the hunt for some top London-size profits.
Next stop - Soho.
You're just not going to believe this place.
I've only recently discovered it. Right in the middle of Soho.
And they sell items, as you can see, just like mine.
But by the thousands.
I've come to see the owner, Ronald. He's upstairs in the workshop.
Let's go and find him.
Crikey, this is a tight fit, but full of treasure.
David's Parisian lights cost him over £65. Time to turn on the charm.
I knew I'd find you in here, Ronald.
-Hello, David. Nice to see you again.
-Good to see you as well.
-Are you busy?
-Yes, we are fairly busy at the moment.
Just doing a lot of restoration for one or two important buildings.
-They are quite interesting.
-I knew I would grab his attention.
Now, I bought these in Paris. I'm dating them circa 1900.
I want to try and sell these to you, Ronald, obviously.
The only question is, what are you asking for them?
I was thinking 250. Is that too much?
Well, in the condition, I...
We would have thought we could compromise and said,
provisionally, a couple of hundred. I would be perfectly happy.
Cos I've got a lot of renovation to do.
If we agreed 200, I'm happy with that.
-We've got a deal.
-And I suppose you want a cheque now.
I want a cheque before you change your mind.
Devilish nearly doubles his money,
and walks away with a glowing profit of £134.43.
Next on his profit quest is that clock sign,
and he's brought it to the boutiques of West London.
Well, what a lovely day to try and sell a clock face.
Here I am on Church Street in Marylebone, London.
The perfect place to sell something like this. It's very industrial.
It's architectural. It's very designer-y.
There are humongous amounts of shops down the street
and I'm going to go and see them all.
Until I find someone to give me some money.
David pounds the West London pavements for the next few hours
but it seems no-one's buying!
I can't believe it. No, no, no, no, no.
All the way up and down the street. Now the clouds are coming in.
I'm going to get drenched. What an ending to a horrific time.
MUSIC: Why Does It Always Rain On Me by Travis
The heavens open on poor Harper and he bids a hasty retreat.
Having paid over £184 for the sign, if he doesn't find a buyer
it could lose him today's Put Your Money crown.
Caroline has also been braving the elements up north.
She's on the rainy Yorkshire coast
and has sold her petit Parisian chair to doll collector Judy.
-Brilliant, thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
Pocketing herself another £18.11 profit.
And now she's come south to Reading with her hat brim mould.
She's hoping milliner Jane will give her a good return
on the £16 purchase price.
Hello, Jane, how are you?
-Very well, thank you.
-Do you want to see this hat brim mould?
Gosh, yes, I do. Cos you know what I've been using, don't you?
-What is that?
-A bit of polystyrene.
It's like a picture frame.
This is a rimmed hat I made from it.
That's how I moulded the brim for that.
-But then I had to wire it and twist it because it isn't oval.
-It's not a head shape.
-No. I've got something that is.
That is absolutely just what I wanted!
-Isn't it gorgeous?!
And it's a nice shape. I like that.
You stretch your material, whatever you are using, over the hat wet.
You stretch it over and you pin it, you stretch it
and you pin it till you get the shape you want.
Then you iron it and dry it on the mould.
Then let it set.
I think this dates from probably 1910-1920. Would you agree?
I would say this is coming out of the Victorian period.
-Not quite into the full-blown Edwardian.
-It's on that cusp.
-This, I don't know what you paid for this...
-Nothing, I was given it.
Gosh! This is a bit more expensive than nothing.
What about 75?
Well, that was easy, and The Hawk makes a profit of £58.61.
More than quadrupling her money!
And she crosses the finish line when she sells her 19th-century
umbrella stand to a smart gentleman's outfitters in London.
105 and you've got yourself a deal.
Adding a final £55.82 to her balance sheet.
Devilish needs to pull his selling socks up
if he's going to catch his rival!
So I've brought my boot pull right to the heart of Mayfair.
To buy a pair of boots or a pair of shoes to fit your feet
absolutely perfectly here will cost you
about 500 times the price I paid for my boot pull.
And as that was just over £8, we're talking upwards of £4,000.
Jonathan, very, very good to meet you.
How long would it take to make a pair of shoes?
If someone was to walk in the door we quote about six to eight months.
We have to make a pair of lasts...
What is a pair of lasts? Is it like a mould?
-This is a pair of lasts.
This is made from the measurements we take from each individual
-customer's foot. David Niven.
-I didn't meet him myself but Frank Sinatra.
By the look of those, Jonathan,
it looks like he's had several pairs of shoes made.
I think they were fairly well used.
I'm hoping to interest you,
to impress you maybe with...I've called it a boot pull.
-It's a boot jack.
-Boot jack, OK.
It's designed obviously to get the heel of your boot in.
OK, so you step on it. That's right.
You step on it.
You stick your heel in there.
It helps you to pull it off.
It's quite smooth. It doesn't damage the shoe.
So it's a useful thing to keep in the hallway?
-Yeah. And it's attractive, isn't it?
Age wise, I mean, I'm guessing it's probably 50 years old.
-It's a good quality thing. There is no doubt about it.
-Give me a price.
That is not unreasonable. I think you've got yourself your £70.
So our Durham dandy netted himself a well-heeled profit of £61.80.
That ends David's London jaunt on a high, and he finally finds
a buyer for those oyster dishes too, selling them to a private collector
back in Barnard Castle for £40, making him £11.31 profit.
So now the end is finally in sight.
Caroline was out in the lead but did David manage to find
a buyer for his clock sign
and snatch the trophy at the last minute?
All will soon be revealed!
Both our experts took £750 worth of euros over to Paris.
David bought six items and spent £385.26.
Caroline also bought six items, and including the restoration costs
for the bar, she spent £405.16.
But what about the profits?
All the money that Caroline and David have made
from today's challenge will go to charities of their choice.
So the wait is over, it's finally time to reveal who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Champion.
-Never mind hello. Bonjour.
-Bonjour. Mais oui!
Oh, hello! How was it for you?
It was great. It would be, wouldn't it? I'm such a Francophile.
You are. You just blend in like a native, don't you?
My favourite item was a ship bar. A bar in the shape of a ship.
-It was brilliant.
-And I did well with it.
-I'm really pleased with that.
-What about you?
My Parisian trip took me to London with that funny little brass
-Exactly. That took me on a journey.
A memorable journey.
It's been a brill-o! Have you made loads of money?
I think, with my added advantage of a little bit of parlez-vous Francais...
-Yeah. I think I'm quietly confident of this one.
Are you really? Do you think you've got me?
-I think I have got you.
-Is that your prediction?
-Yeah, be afraid. Be very afraid.
-I'm not afraid at all.
-OK, are you ready?
-Oh, no, you've done it!
You cheeky little monkey, madam.
-How do you say congratulations in French?
So just £65 in it!
David did sell his clock sign to an antiques enthusiast
in Barnard Castle, but at £200 it only made him
just £15.57 profit. Not quite enough to catch his rival.
My French is absolutely diabolical and you know what,
I really should have tried harder at school.
No surprises here. I really did expect to win this one.
Speaking the lingo really does help.
David gets another chance to take The Hawk down tomorrow,
when they go into battle again at an antiques fair in Kent.
Wow, what a good-looking fellow, don't you think?
David Harper and Caroline Hawley head to Paris, where Caroline hits the ground running with fluent French, and they challenge each other to a fashion face-off.