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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, the show that pitches
TV's best-loved antiques experts against each other in an all-out
-battle for profit...
-Elementary, my dear dealers.
..and gives you the insider's view of the trade.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different
-Catch me if you can!
-The Axeman cometh.
-..putting their reputations on the line...
Grr! Ready for battle.
..and giving you their top tips and savvy secrets
on how to make the most money from buying and selling.
Today, dare devil dealer Paul Hayes takes on auctioneer extraordinaire
Will Axon at a car boot sale in Essex. Coming up...
Things get WOOF for Will...
Excuse me, mate, how much is your plate?
..Paul hopes for a large profit from Sid Little...
-Oh, yeah, yeah.
-That all right?
-That'll do, that'll do.
..and Will gets on the right tracks.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome, one and all, to another epic journey through
the realm of real antiques as two brave heroes of know-how
clash swords in a battle to buy, sell and ride off with a profit.
Up today... He hails from Morecambe and he's oh so wise.
It's the wonderful wizard of the north west,
ready to gaze into his magic mirror and mix a profit-making potion
that packs a punch...
It's Paul 'Mr Morecambe' Hayes.
I'm coming to get you now, Axeman.
And the Axeman cometh... He's the first knight of Newmarket.
He's dogged, determined, and straining at the leash...
It's Will "The Axeman" Axon,
and he's hoping to swing a victory.
Only time will tell.
Today's tournament takes place at Marks Tey car boot sale in Essex
and our crusaders of the curio have come laden
with £250 of their own money.
So, Paul Hayes and Will Axon,
It's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
-Good morning, how are you?
-All right, thank you very much.
Bright and breezy and early, yeah?
I do like the old car boot,
so I'm fairly comfortable in dealing with the old booters. What about you?
Man and boy, man and boy. I used to sell things for ten pence.
I can remember those days, you know, but you can buy everything
and anything here, from a thimble to an elephant sometimes.
Don't show me your hand quite yet! An elephant?
I'm going to look out for one of them!
One tip I can give you is it makes a difference who gets there first.
He's good, isn't he?
Yes, both of our antiques experts know that
when it comes to collecting car boot booty,
it's the early bird that catches the worm...or elephant, apparently.
These heavy-weight hard hitters
will be trying to trump-trump-trump each other today,
so what schemes does young Will have up his sleeve?
My tactic today, bearing in mind this is a busy car boot,
is literally to scan the rows.
I'm walking past stalls, I'm just scanning what's on offer
and I'm trying to focus in on the pieces that shine out at me.
Well, I've got to, really, to try and get the upper hand on Mr Morecambe.
He's been doing this since he was in short trousers!
With Will scanning the scene for success,
what's Paul's plan of attack?
There's one thing that's really important for me when I come
to these car boot sales, is not to knock the stallholder too much.
It's very difficult to make a living here,
so I don't want to hammer them -
I want to go away all friends, all smiles and enjoy myself.
So Paul's plan is to make some friends and enjoy himself.
Well, you know what they say about mixing business
and pleasure, Paul, and it seems Will is heeding this advice.
A pair of signed racing photographs have caught his eye
and he's wasting no time on pleasantries.
How much do you want for those two?
I'm from Newmarket, you see, we're more on the flat.
-What's your very best on those?
Go on, I'll have them for eight quid.
Well done, sir, £8.
That's my first purchase done.
The Axeman picks up the pair of pictures for £8,
but does he think he'll be able to ride them to victory?
Well, I was attracted to these for the obvious reasons that
it's horseracing from my hometown, Newmarket.
This looks like probably an official photograph at the end
of the Grand National, so it's a nice quality image
and what's great is it's been signed by the jockey as well.
And also the picture of Bob Champion.
Again, that doesn't look like an amateur photograph, does it?
It looks like probably someone who was there looking at the jockeys,
taking photos of them on their mounts and again
it's been signed by Bob, so it's a nice touch.
But both good images signed by the jockeys
and hopefully commercial back home.
Newmarket man Will is off to a confident start,
but rockabilly Paul is also sticking with what
he knows as he spies some reproduction 1950s enamel signs.
These are new versions.
They're reproductions, but they're all metal enamelled signs.
I love that one, look at that.
"My Garage, what happens in my garage stays in my garage."
-How much are your enamel signs?
-They're 10, £10 each.
You couldn't do those two for 15, could you, if I smiled nicely?
17, all right... Do you know what? I think I'll have them.
I quite like them. They're a bit of fun, aren't they?
When these were made in the 1930s and '40s, they were made from
cast iron and then tin plated.
That's why they're called tin enamel signs.
The original ones would have cost me a fortune, these were less
than £10 each so I definitely think there's a profit in them.
It reminds me of life back home, really,
when it is not early in the morning, I'm not at a car boot sale.
Ah, the good old times, eh, Paul, when you could have a lie in?
And with that sale, both Will and Paul are off the starter's blocks.
But it's Paul who takes the early lead, spotting some old postcards.
Now do you know what? I love old postcards.
-They are little capsules of time, aren't they?
-They are, yes.
They're quite nice, those. The album itself has seen better days,
but this is very Art Nouveau.
You've got this wonderful 1900-1910 on the front there,
-I quite like that.
-It's been well loved.
-Yeah, it has.
A bit like myself. A bit worn round the edges.
-40 is the best offer.
-Can you make it 35?
All right, I'll do that for 35.
-That's lovely, thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
Ah, such a charmer! But Paul's ploy works and the postcards are his
for £35, but can he stamp out a profit?
Well, I've bought a cracking postcard album here.
These date from about 1900,
1910 and it's the golden age of travel around the UK.
What would happen is people would go on the steam trains and go out
for a day and buy a postcard and bring them back,
and I just love them. Little capsules of time.
Now, there's over 200 in this album here.
The album itself is a little bit rough
but the postcards are in great condition.
There's even one here of Croydon.
There we are, have a lovely day out in Croydon.
Paul there, doing his bit for the Croydon tourist trade.
Will is obviously feeling the pressure, though.
He's spotted some Homemaker plates,
but he appears to be negotiating with a dog.
Excuse me, mate, how much is your plate?
-For you, laddie, £25.
I'll tell you what, I'll have them.
Yes, well... Will buys the five Homemaker plates off the,
er, dog, but will they help him serve up a profit?
Well, the striking design of these Homemaker plates caught my eye.
£25 for five? Well, I think they are a bargain.
These are becoming more and more collectable.
Designed in the late 1950s by Enid Seeney for Ridgway Potteries,
and how more retro, vintage, funky can you get?
Retro, vintage, funky?
All words that equally apply to our pair of dapper battlers.
Yes, these chaps really put the FUN into funky,
the O into retro
and the AGE into vintage.
So, what funky item has Paul got his sights on next?
Oh, it's a creepy old doll's head.
I spotted this earlier on when I was looking at the postcards
and it's a great old Victorian doll's head,
it's just missing the rest of its body.
But to a collector, it's quite a sought-after item.
-How much did you say this one was?
-I'll do it for about 35.
I can do you a deal if you're interested.
It couldn't be, like, 25 by any chance, could it?
-£25, how is that?
You might think I'm a bit daft buying a head,
but this actually is a really good one.
Victorian dolls are very, very desirable.
Bisque-head porcelain - very delicate, very collectable,
especially if you've got the Oriental features,
it was a rarer model that they used to do.
It's a great maker, Armand Marseille, I'm looking forward
to see where it ends up, see if we can reunite it with a body.
Paul's bodiless wonder brings the purchasing total to 2-2.
It's neck and neck when Will finds a window of opportunity...
or rather, an actual window.
You got some nice glass here. How much is it?
-That's £100 and that's 60.
-100 is a bit steep for me on that.
-I've only got...
-Is it? Only got what?
-I've got, like, nearer 50 quid to spend.
-Yeah, no, I'd let go for 80.
There's no damage in it at all.
-Shake my hand at 70 quid and take it off your hands.
-What about 75?
Go on, then, 75. Sold. Well done.
So Will buys the stained glass for £75
and his delight is transparent.
Well, I love this window.
It really caught my eye with the sun shining through it and why not?
Look at the colours, look at the design...
it's got something of the Art Nouveau, it's got something
of the Arts and Crafts, something of the Glasgow School about it.
I have no idea if it's by a particular designer,
but I like it and you've got to buy what you like.
A top tip there from Will, which brings us
to the halfway point of this car boot buying bonanza,
so let's see how our experts are getting on.
Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.
Paul has picked up three purchases and has spent £77, leaving him
with £173 to spend.
Will has also bought three items totalling £108,
meaning he has £142 still burning a hole in his pocket.
-There you are!
-Yeah, how are you?
-What have got in there?
That's a whole new car boot in there.
-Well, I was wondering if it was greener your side.
-Aren't they friendly?
-They've made us feel really welcome here today.
I'm not surprised, but isn't it lovely to feel that?
They're all doing well, they're all having a great day and enjoying the whole thing.
Yeah, and it helps that the sun's got his hat on.
Definitely. And what about the buying, going all right?
Yeah, I think so. You know, a few items under my belt. What about you?
It's nice here, actually, there are a few antique items here.
-It's almost like an antiques fair.
It's just trying to spot them, isn't it?
-Getting the wheat from the chaff, shall we say.
-That's one way to put it!
I wouldn't have been quite as polite as that,
but it is one way to put it. Variety is the spice of life.
Well, exactly, and whatever catches your eye, you know, go for it.
Have you seen the lingerie stall that's over there?
I wasn't going to mention it,
-but I've reserved something for you.
-Thank you very much.
-Go and try it on.
-These are are chaffing a bit over here.
-Well, there's an extra large there for you!
Our two tireless troopers now head back to the battlefield
to continue hacking through the chaff and slicing off the wheat
as they try to uncover the hidden gems.
Paul is behind in the spending stakes but it's Will who
is next to see a potential purchase as he spots a railway lantern.
What sort of money are you asking for that?
I mean, I'm interested, but...
How about we say something nearer 20?
How about 35.50?
How about 30 quid? Shake my hand at 30 quid.
-No, you shook my hand! 30 quid and we've got a deal.
Well done, sir. Good. Yeah, I like that, I do like that.
I could see myself as a railwayman.
Will's back on the right tracks with his lantern
and he's hoping it'll guide him to a great profit.
Well, I love this lantern I've found.
I'm pretty sure it's a railway lantern.
Looks like it's got its original paint.
There's also a little plaque here which will tell me who the maker is
but I need to do a bit of detective work at home, I think, on that.
Date-wise... Well, hard thing to date, I suppose.
Mid 20th, maybe a little bit earlier.
Pretty much a smart thing all round. Yeah, I'm pleased with that.
Paul Hayes is chugging along nicely too as he picks up
a pair of bench ends for £10.
Well, you never know what you're going to find
and what you're going to buy at a car boot sale.
I bought these modern bench ends.
They need a bit of restoration, but the end results are fantastic.
These are so expensive to buy in the shops and for ten quid,
they are an absolute bargain.
It depends on how much it's going to cost me to get them put right,
but I still think they're suitable even for your garden, Will.
Meanwhile, Will is so confident that he's started shopping for Paul.
I'm just having a flick through this book
because I think it's something that Paul should buy.
Laughs In The Smallest Room.
Yes, Paul certainly likes a laugh.
I'll keep ahead of the game, there, Will.
Isn't that an opera singer? A TENNER?
Come on, keep moving, please. Thank you very much.
Nothing to see, nothing to see. Do you know what?
If you had a pair of them, you'd have a pair of trunks.
Do you know what? There's one every minute, isn't there?
Yes, in the antiques world, Paul truly is the king of comedy.
And talking of kings...
That's Elvis' house, that's Graceland. I've been there.
There's his Cadillac there at the front. Can I make you an offer?
-I don't want to be mean.
-I'll do 30 for the two.
-You can't do 20 for the two?
Fancy in the middle somewhere? 25.
-You'll do 25. All right, I'll have them for 25.
I'll have them, thank you very much.
Paul pays £25 for the pair of Graceland ornaments
but will they lead him to rock and roll glory or to Heartbreak Hotel?
Now, then, you may think I've gone mad,
but there is method in my madness.
This is the home of Elvis Presley, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee -
a fantastic place. But it's a beautiful scale model.
It's in the manner of Lilliput Lane who did these
wonderful scale designs in the 1970s and '80s
and there are lots of people who collect that type of thing.
I think because of what it is
and where it is, I think it's a very saleable item
and I'm looking forward to seeing it light up and in its full glory.
Yes, Paul is all shook up with his Elvis memorabilia,
but Will has spotted an item harking back to
the golden age of steam-power - a plaque from a traction engine.
It's a steam rally.
Oh, is it?
I see that hasn't got a price on it.
Well, I'm sure I could give you a price. 25 quid.
No, he's got to win.>
Oh, you're all heart, you are.
Do me that for a tenner and you're going out that much lighter.
-Make it 20.
-15 and shake my hand. Go on.
Go on, then.
What was that, 15? She's giving your permission.
-Come on, sir, shake my hand.
-Go on, then.
-Ha-hey! Well done.
After some no-nonsense haggling,
Will wins his trophy, but why has he bought it?
Well, a bit of a speculative buy, to be honest,
but I love the fact that I've got Harewood
and the Traction Engine Rally 1964 to go on as far as research goes.
I've been involved with vintage machinery sales in the past
and where there's a steam engine, there tends to be plenty of money.
Hopefully some of it coming my way to help me steam ahead of Paul.
Will is forging ahead,
but it appears that Mr Hayes is finally beginning to flounder.
What I'm trying to do is to find stalls that have interesting items
that have a bit of history about them, really.
There are lots of things that are very generic,
but I quite like things that tell me a story.
There's nothing that's shouting out to me just yet.
Looking for talking objects to tell you stories seems like a tall order,
but hold on a minute, Paul has spotted one item that may not
be talking, but it is making him sing.
# Oh, I'm down in Marks Tey
# And it's not me birthday
# And I'm here buying antiques
# And I'm not doing very well. #
Yes, well, sort of sing.
This may look like a washboard, which it is, but of course,
these can be a musical instrument. They can actually make a noise.
HE SCRATCHES THE WASHBOARD
See that? Do you want to do that? How much is it?
-12 quid. Can you do any better than that?
I'll give you a tune on it, can you do any better than that?
-£10, I'll have that. Thank you very much.
So Paul buys the washboard for £10,
but will it help him scrub up when he comes to sell?
I've bought a bit of social history here, actually.
This is an 19th-century washboard and before we had inside plumbing
and washing machines
and all sorts of cool ways now to do your laundry,
this is all we had and this would sit in your tub
and you would actually wash your clothes against it.
But of course, that rhythmic action turned into skiffle
and skiffle became a very popular music sound in the 1950s.
So this really has a dual purpose - it can be used
as a bit of social history or a musical instrument.
But in my hands, it's neither.
HE SCRATCHES THE WASHBOARD
And with that, Paul thinks he's completely cleaned up.
I think I've seen all I need to see.
Elephants, thimbles, washboards, whatever...
and I think I'm spent up, so it's time now for a cup of tea.
Will, however, is still looking
and as the day goes on, it's only going to get tougher.
Well, I'm nearly done here today. I've just got...
Well, maybe one or two more items to buy
but it's getting towards the end of the day,
a few people are already packing up, so an element of panic setting in.
Oh, dear, don't do anything too hasty now.
Well, I've just spotted these...
Well, I suppose they're library card drawers
but they've got something about them, that sort of industrial look,
and I think there is potential there for a bit of up-cycling.
Now I just need to find out how much they are.
What sort of money and you looking for for them?
-I can do them for 35.
-I like a nice round number.
-I'll give you 30 quid for them and I'll take them for you now.
Oh, it's a deal. Well done.
I think I've given myself a bit of a challenge here because I've entered
what I would call the up-cycling market and it's not really my field.
But I just love the industrial look, I love the finish,
and I'm thinking out loud here that with legs on,
these would make rather nice bedside tables.
But is it something I'm going to do myself or do
I need to find someone who really knows what they're doing?
Yes, Will seems to have stepped outside his comfort zone there.
But his drawers draw a line under the buying half, so as the shadows
grow longer and the dust settles, let's find out how they got on.
Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.
Paul has picked up six items and spent £122.
Will has also made six purchases, costing £183.
So before they both hang up their buying boots,
our pair of clashing colossuses come together to compare their wares.
Well, the thing I like about a boot fare is an early start
means an early finish. How did you get on, Paul?
I did really well, actually. Wasn't it a friendly fare?
It was great. Everyone made us feel really welcome, they were smiling...
I love your horseracing pictures. They're great, aren't they?
-Well, I had to buy them, didn't I, really?
-Newmarket, horses, fantastic.
But, I mean, what about these? I don't know if I... Do I love them?
Do I hate them? All I know is that they are kitsch-tastic.
When I saw them, I liked them and I think
there's collectors out there who want them, so that's a good thing.
I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with these library card drawers.
I don't get that. Have you got a library in your house?
Oh, yeah, nice leather lined and all that, big partner's desk...
I think they'll look the business in there.
Well, you might surprise me on those, I think.
And are you on the old stand-up circuit, Where Is My Washboard?
Yeah, that's it. Golden age of skiffle, that's the idea.
But it's also if you have a power cut, I can wash my laundry.
You don't want to see my smalls after a long day at the car boot!
-I don't want to see any of your smalls.
-No, you don't...
Now our wondrous warriors
must withdraw from the battlefield of buying
and ride back home to sharpen their swords of selling.
And they'll have to exploit every resource in their arsenal
to secure the biggest profit
that will go to the charity of their choice.
But, before they head out,
Paul and Will step back to consider their battle plans...
Back in Morecambe, Paul is in fine fettle.
OK, well, I'm back from the car boot sale.
I've got quite an eclectic mix of items.
I bought these two bench ends, which need a bit of restoration.
So, I'm going to replace the wood on those.
I've managed to bring these two Graceland ornaments to life.
I've taken all the batteries out of the remote controls in the house.
So, it's cost me nothing and I've told my kids
they can't play with the computers for a few weeks,
because Elvis is more important.
It's always been that way.
I've got this doll's head.
Now, believe it or not, I know a dolls' hospital,
who actually wants to reunite this with a body.
So, that would be great to bring that back to life.
Some old enamel signs.
I found a gentleman who has one of these tractors.
So, hopefully, he's interested in this sign.
You know, hopefully, we can do a deal on those,
because he actually restores the Ferguson tractors.
And some postcards. I wish they were all of Morecambe.
These ones are of Petersfield and down south.
But, I know a gentleman who is a general dealer in postcards.
And, of course, the washboard.
The washboard is a bit out there.
But you wait to see what I do with that one.
It'll be music to your ears.
So, Paul's plans are coming together,
whilst Will looks like he's having a picnic...
Oh, hello there. I didn't see you.
Welcome to my orchard, where you find me relaxing amongst my treasure.
Now, as you know, I feel at home at the car boot.
So, hopefully, that's reflected in my purchases.
First off, this rather handsome red-painted lantern.
I'm thinking railway lantern.
It could, possibly, be used for the road.
But I'm going to try and find a steam enthusiast
who could, perhaps, add to his collection with that.
And at the front there, again, my Newmarket roots came out.
I had to buy the signed racing photos.
We've got Bob Champion there. A legend in his own right.
As well as Mr Frisk winning the Derby.
They weren't a lot of money,
so I'm sure a pub in Newmarket's going to have those,
even if it's just as a wall filler.
Behind those, iconic Homemaker plates.
I love the retro design on those.
Then, the steam or traction engine plaque for Harewood House,
that Grade I listed stately home,
where they hold traction engine rallies.
The stack of four library card drawers.
I was drawn to them by their industrial look.
At first, I imagined them with, perhaps, bent steel legs on them,
something that I was thinking of trying to do myself.
But I think, to be honest, I'd be biting off more than I can chew.
Someone who's going to be used to upcycling that type of furniture
is going to do the work a whole lot better than I could.
So, I'll leave it to them.
And behind me, the stained-glass window.
What I loved about it was the Art Nouveau design, the stylised tulip,
very much in that sort of Mackintosh tradition.
Well, all in all, the car boot, not a lot of money spent.
So, I'm hoping to at least double my money
on most of the lots that I've bought.
So, plans drawn up,
it's time to delve into their contact books and bag the buyers.
Paul and Will now have one word in mind...
But, don't forget, no deal is done until they shake a hand.
It's ready, set, sell!
And Paul is the first off the starter's marks.
He's in Manchester,
where he's tracked down what he hopes will be the perfect home
for the Graceland models that cost him £25.
Now, who'd have thought that these two Graceland models
would take me to a suburban street in the heart of Manchester?
It looks like an everyday house.
But, believe me, you've seen nothing like this...
Paul wiggles his way to his first potential sale,
having targeted Vilma and Terry.
And it's not hard to see why.
How many artefacts do you think you've got relating to Elvis?
I honestly couldn't say.
-It's hard to say, isn't it?
-I couldn't say. I mean, upstairs...
They're hidden away all over the place. There is so much stuff!
So, have you ever seen anything like this before, then?
Well, yes. I've got one, haven't I? Snap!
Fantastic! So, you've already bought that one.
So, why didn't you buy the Christmas one?
-We just couldn't afford it.
-Just couldn't afford it at the time.
Right. OK. So, are they quite expensive?
-Yeah. Getting on for about £100.
-Were they really?
Right. Are they definitely something you'd be interested in?
Well, certainly this one. I mean, we've already got this one.
-But certainly this one.
I mean, if I was to ask you sort of half the price, say £50?
Would that be...? With the batteries in fully working order?
Don't be cruel now. Don't be cruel.
Otherwise, I've got to return them to sender.
-I will take them both.
Right. For 75.
Shall we shake on that, then? £75.
-Thank you very much.
With a shake of the hand,
Paul rattles and rolls out a profit of £50 for the Graceland models.
Viva, Las Hayes!
Will hasn't travelled quite so far for his first sale.
He's headed to his local,
which overlooks the racecourse at Newmarket.
Well, here I am at the Shoes Pub, at the foot of the gallops.
And I'm here to see a man about a horse.
Well, not one horse, but two.
Let's see if I can't back a winner.
So, will landlord Ken be able to help Will make a profit
on the £8 he paid for them?
I know that the Shoes is what we would call a traditional racing pub.
We are at the bottom of the gallops.
You get all the boys in here, don't you? All the stable lads are in here.
How do you see these fitting in with your horse racing theme?
They're jumps. Where are they going to go?
What do you mean, where are they going to go?
I could probably have room under the bar for them.
Oh, that's outrageous! They deserve more than that.
Let's have a look. I can spot a nice couple of hooks here.
What have we got? One up there.
There. Now, this one, on the other side of that.
Now, Ken, look at that.
Sit back and admire my handiwork.
Anybody'd think that wall was made for that.
I think they have been. I mean, I see them at...
I'm going to say 50 quid for the two. How does that sound?
Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come down a tenner and say a score each.
I'll come up with 25 quid. How's that?
30 quid. We'll meet in the middle and we've got a deal.
Will gallops off with a profit of £22 on the sale of the pictures
and he's out of the starting box.
Job done and I've shortened my odds to win this, I'm pretty sure
So, watch out, Mr Morecambe!
A good start from Will.
But Paul's in Cheshire, where his next sale has led him
to a strange place of unspeakable horror
in which power-crazed scientists play God
and dabble in unnatural work.
You've done it, you fools!
It's alive! It's alive!
I don't want to go in there just yet.
Of course, this is the doll and teddy shop in Winsford
and Paul is hoping that Gloria, the owner,
might want to find a home for the doll's head that cost him £25.
Do people become very attached to their teddy bears?
-Extremely attached, yes.
-Sort of like one of the family.
-We get "get well soon" cards.
We do. Yes, we do.
I mentioned that I've got this one.
It's just a head but you're not squeamish, are you?
You're all right. You can do this. But it has no body.
But this is the one here.
Now, I recognise the name, which is Armand Marseille.
Armand Marseille, yes.
You just think, he's got to put those eyes
and all the fixtures in there through this little hole here.
Gosh, you are making me a bit queasy now.
And would the eyes be glass or...?
-Yes. Glass, yes.
And this is called a socket head.
Most of the babies have socket heads,
because they fit into a body or a shoulder plate.
-Right. So, the body comes up above the...
-Well, he is a nice little boy.
-They're usually boys.
If anyone's going to find a body or repair it, it's going to be you, isn't it?
-I'm not going to be able to find that, I don't think.
What were you thinking of?
I was hoping, what, £60, something like that? Does that sound...?
Well, I was going to offer you 45.
You can't make it around 50?
I think I could make it around 50.
That's lovely. We'll shake on that. I'll send him a get well card.
Paul makes a profit of £25 for the oriental doll's head
and gets ahead with two sales to Will's one.
The Axeman does need to get his skates on,
because Paul is in Preston,
where he's hoping to get some traction on his third item.
Do you remember these two enamel signs
that I found at the car boot sale?
One of them depicted a Ford Ferguson tractor in gunmetal grey.
Ta-da! How fantastic is that?
There she is. Now she's gone.
There she is. Now she's gone.
Yeah, very good, Paul.
But, will Jim, a repairer and collector of vintage tractors,
be interested in buying the signs?
I came across this. It's the Ford Ferguson N Series
and I take it that's one of those.
-Is that right?
-That's right, yeah.
What does the 9 represent, then?
Well, the 9 represents that particular model.
This model is actually a 2N.
-A 2N. Right. OK. Well, it's very, very similar.
-Very, very similar.
I've got two posters here.
I don't know whether you're interested in them.
Now, I do notice that, when we had a cup of tea in the office there,
that you do actually have signs very similar to this one.
Have you got this particular one yourself?
-Not that particular one, no.
Well, that's why I'm here today.
Is it the sort of thing that you might find an interest to?
Yes, it would be very nice to hang with the others, wouldn't it?
Excellent. And what about this one here?
Does that one sort of float your boat?
-No. Just the tractor. All right. OK.
Well, if I was to ask you £20 for that one,
does that sound like a good sort of price or...?
Well, would you take any less, Paul?
Would I take any less?
I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll tell you what I'll do.
I'll take £15 and a little ride on one of your tractors.
-Well, that will do.
-So, that'll do you. Shall we shake on that?
Paul's used to driving hard bargains,
so he shouldn't have any trouble with this one...
Steady on now, Paul.
There you are, how fantastic is that?
I've spreaded muck all around that field!
Paul is busy tractoring away
and after selling the other sign to Graham,
a collector of car memorabilia from Preston,
he trundles off with a profit of £6 for the signs.
Ah, boys and their toys, eh?
Talking of which, Will is back on the right tracks
and in Essex for his next sale.
Well, I'm on the platform at Audley End miniature railway station.
And I'm here to meet Amanda.
She runs the railway,
which was actually established by her father, Lord Braybrooke.
She told me to be here at 12.07, so...
Oh, hang on a minute, this looks good.
She's only driving the engine!
Look at this!
Well, there's an entrance
and there is an entrance.
You must be Amanda.
How do you do?
Will hops on board the miniature railway,
hoping it will lead to a massive profit.
Well, we're off, Amanda. I'm slightly worried.
You arrived on the engine and now you're here.
Is there someone driving?
This is my manager driving, Nick Emberson.
So, he looks after all the trains for me and he is very knowledgeable.
Yes. What a great job.
He actually gets paid?
And he gets paid to play with trains.
So, I mean, your first impression of my railway lamp.
Is it something that you are sort of attracted to?
So, it's a danger lamp for people to carry?
Well, I think it could be carried.
It could also be hung, suspended from somewhere.
It's by a firm called Kenyon, who were based in Manchester.
And from the research I've done,
they basically made pieces for the roads, the railways,
anywhere where there was work being done,
workmen had to be looked after,
the signs, reflectors
and the lamps themselves.
What's also nice, if I open it up...
..is that you've got a red lens here, which is original.
And then you've also got the little paraffin base,
which would have had a wick.
But, again, I thought I'd leave that.
Because you've probably got people
who are very capable with their hands in the workshops here
and I'm sure they would be able to get that up and running beautifully.
I was hoping to sell that for around the sort of £50-£60 mark.
I don't know how that sort of sounds to your budget.
I think that's...
-So, 50 or 60?
-50 or 60.
-I mean, we could meet in the middle and say 55.
So, with that £55 deal,
Will pulls into the station with a £25 profit
and takes the opportunity to sell his steam rally plaque
to engine enthusiast and driver of the train, Nick,
for a modest £5 profit.
So, with both our experts running on full steam,
let's see the scores at the halfway point.
Paul Hayes has had a solid start so far
with three purchases sold for a profit of £81.
Will Axon is keeping up with Paul in sales but behind with profit,
currently having £52 to his name.
Will is going to need to keep the pace up
if he's going to win this one.
But it's Paul who's next up.
He's visiting a little restaurant in Lancashire for his next sale...
It's amazing how life turns out actually,
I bought this washboard at a car boot sale
and it's brought me to here in Fleetwood to see Syd Little,
part of Little and Large, and how fantastic is that?
And do you know what, Syd's got a hidden talent
but I won't reveal it just yet.
But will Little help Paul get a large profit from the washboard?
Now people know you obviously as part of Little and Large
but you have a secret passion, don't you?
Yes, well, it goes back to my roots
and me and Ed sort of met in the early '60s,
1963 we turned professional so that's over 50 years
but before that I used to have what's known as a skiffle group.
All you needed for a skiffle group was a tea-chest bass,
-a washboard and a guitar.
And that's... That was it,
that was sort of Britain's answer to rock and roll.
-Well, the reason I...
The reason I came along, I came across this washboard
or this instrument as we now like to call them,
this fantastic instrument here, and I was wondering if this
would make part of your band, if this could actually feature.
-Could you make good use of it?
-It's a glass one, isn't it?
So that's quite modern really cos they were tin, weren't they?
Right, does that affect the overall sound? The glass...
I don't know, I've never played a glass one before.
-I've never heard of one...
-..but you've got a chance to try it.
-So what do I do with these?
-You put those on.
-So these are thimbles.
-Thimbles, that's all they are.
-Oh, yeah, yeah.
-That all right?
-That'll do, that'll do, yeah.
-Just one night only.
-One night only, yeah.
But no, I'm surprised, I didn't think it would be like that.
-You're not wanting me to buy it, are you?
-I would love you to buy it.
-I was going to ask you £20 for it but I feel quite...
-Is that too much, do you think?
-Seeing as you're a friend...
-Would you really give us 20 quid? Fantastic.
-On one condition.
That you join my little trio and we have a...
Cos we're all at work now so I'm a bit short.
Just to give a test.
Paul doubles his money on the washboard and makes £10 profit,
which means he gets to show off his musical talents.
One, two, three, four!
-That's all right!
# The Rock Island line is a mighty good road
# The Rock Island line is a road to ride
# The Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road
# If you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it
# Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line! #
And Paul's celebratory mood continues
after piquing the interest of Wayne, a Morecambe-based dealer
in his postcards.
I didn't see much potential
-but having seen this one, look at the quality of that.
What makes that the quality? Is it the embossed work?
It's the embossed work, it's the printing, it's everything.
Unfortunately it's slightly creased in the corner but...
-That one is Alresford.
-Yeah, that's the one you want.
That's in Hampshire, that's just outside of Alton.
So that's the sort of thing you're looking for.
Why have you pulled that one out in particular?
It is printed by the photographic process,
-in other words it's done in the dark room.
-These are printed.
-Oh, like, print, print, print.
-So these are produced in massive quantities.
Those had to be done one at a time.
If I asked you £60 for it, is that asking you too much?
Well, I'd be looking to pay probably £50 for it.
All right, well, let's shake on that then.
Paul makes a profit of £15 for the postcards
and he's the picture of happiness.
Will's hoping to pull out a few pounds
from his library card drawers.
With a mind to upcycling them,
he's brought them to Marylebone in London to see antiques dealer Simon.
-I see my drawers have arrived.
-They have indeed.
Yeah, I hope you weren't taking too close attention when you were looking
at them there cos I know they're a little bit distressed, aren't they?
-They are a wee bit tired.
-I thought I'd leave them
in their original condition as I found them
rather than messing around with them and perhaps doing something
that someone didn't like or wasn't happy with.
-Possibly I would bolt them together...
..and have a square frame with legs on them.
I mean, what are they worth to you?
I was thinking maybe trying to get around £20 each for them,
that sort of...
-To tell the truth, with the amount of work...
..the expenditure which is far more than what you're asking.
I mean, I'll have to spend a couple of hundred pounds to get them...
-Is it that much?
-With the base, yeah. Well worth doing.
But I would really see them more at £40.
Would you come up to 60, something like that? £60 perhaps?
I'll give you £50 right here, right now, cash.
You know what? I'm going to grab your hand and shake your hand on that.
Will files a profit of £20 on his drawers,
leaving him with two items left to sell.
His luck doesn't last for long though as he loses £25
on his stained glass window.
He struggles to find a private buyer and ends up selling it to Peter,
a dealer from Exning as stock for his new shop.
For Paul's final sale, he's back on home turf
and Mr Morecambe thinks he's found the perfect home for his bench ends.
Well, last time you saw them, they were just a pair of ends
but they've actually been transformed into a loveseat
or a bench for two people. And I was thinking to myself where can I go
that has a great backyard and a fantastic view?
And you'll not get a better one than Morecambe Bay. Look at that!
The bench ends cost £10, with another £35.44 spent on restoration.
Paul brings the complete seat to cafe owner Tony.
I had to find somebody with the best view I could imagine
and that has to be the best view. What a fantastic view.
-I think it is.
-Yeah, how long have you been here with the cafe?
-About six years now.
-It's a fantastic place
but I always thought there was something lacking here.
-We wouldn't be sat on it, would we?
-No, we wouldn't!
But no, I designed it.
It's a two-seater bench and I thought for somebody to sit here
with a mug of tea, what a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
Yeah, and there's always room for more seating here.
Well, with all the restoration on its own, it stands me at about £45.
Is there a profit...?
If I asked you £75, would that be all right with you?
-Call it 70, I've got to haggle a bit, haven't I?
-Yeah, that's a deal.
That is a deal.
Paul makes a profit of £24.56 for the restored bench ends
and he's all sold up.
Now, what with the trundling tractors,
the chuffing trains,
the wiggling hips and the skiffle-banding,
this selling spree is turning into a right old carry on.
Which may explain this final sale,
as Will takes his retro tableware to Nancy, owner of a Newmarket tearoom.
Now would you like a naughty or would you like a flirty?
I beg your pardon.
-Oh, naughty or flirty.
-Any chance of mixing them?
What's that, a secret blend?
That's for you to find out.
-Bit of chocolate.
-Well, listen, the reason I'm here...
-Yeah, why are you here?
-To try and sell you my Homemaker plates.
-I mean, when you're talking kitsch-tastic...
..these just tick every box, don't they?
Really stylish and I'm thinking, are they the sort of thing
that you might be able to use in the tearoom?
We could use them but what's the price?
You know, what am I looking at here?
Well, that's what I like about you, Nancy. Straight to the point.
-No mucking about. Well, listen, there's five there altogether.
-I was looking to maybe get a tenner a plate for them.
I'm looking at around sort of £50ish, something like that.
-How does that sound?
-Would you go 40?
-Do you know what?
I've had the tea...
just feels like I'm missing something
so shall we say £40 and a sticky doughnut?
-And a sticky doughnut, why not?
-It's a deal.
-It's a deal.
-You're a one, aren't you?
And I'm going to celebrate with another sip
of, I think, what is now my favourite tea.
Naughty Will makes a nice profit of £15 on the Homemaker plates
and he's all sold up, so he celebrates with an iced doughnut.
Do you know what? Get out of here, get out of here.
Charming! Has no-one told you not to speak with your mouth full, Will?
Both our experts have stuffed their pockets with precision profits,
but only one can come out on top of this bun fight.
So before we find out who's the winner,
let's remind ourselves of what they spent.
Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.
Paul has picked up six items and spent £122.
Will has also made six purchases costing £183.
But now it all comes down to profit.
All the money that Will and Paul have made
will go to charities of their choice.
So let's find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-Hey, how are you?
-Yeah, good, thank you.
Car boot sale, I was in my element on the car boot sale.
That's me, that's man and boy.
You got a run on me on that day, I remember.
You nipped off like a whippet!
I know. Do you know what, I had such fun with those...
You know those two Graceland models?
Oh, God, yeah. They were nice but horrible at the same time.
I really liked them and do you know what?
I found a like-minded individual,
I found somebody who actually had one of them. Isn't that amazing?
-What was the chances?
-Now they've got a matching pair.
-What about you?
-Well, I had great fun.
I didn't make any huge profits I must admit but my railway lantern...
-..do you remember the warning lantern
-and also my traction engine rally plaque?
Double hit on those at this wonderful miniature railway.
Well, I had a great time. I got to ride a tractor as well. Fantastic.
-Yeah, it was great.
-You know how to live.
-Let's see how we get on.
Right. One, two, three...
You've whooped me, Paul, you've whooped me.
-I've had a good time though.
-Well, I'm happy with a profit.
I used to like tractors but I'm an ex-tractor fan now.
Oh, it's shocking.
So Paul is today's winner after consistently turning good profits.
Well, there we are,
all those years hanging around car boot sales finally paid off.
Well, as Paul admitted himself, he's at home at a car boot.
I tried to keep up with him but that man's as fast as a whippet.
Whatever the result, we had a nice day out
and I had fun on my steam train.
It's my excuse anyway.
But Will has the chance to redeem himself tomorrow
when our daredevil dealers cross the Channel
and clash once more at a foreign antiques market in Paris.
Paul Hayes takes on Will Axon in a car-boot challenge in sunny Essex.
Paul shows his musical side when he tries to make a large profit from Sid Little, and Will rides on a miniature railway in the hope of a gigantic profit.