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Will Axon v Paul Hayes - Car Boot

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.


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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...

-Elementary, my dear dealers.

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

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Rrrar.

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

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-daily challenge...

-Catch me if you can!

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-The Axeman cometh.

-..putting their reputations on the line...

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Grr! 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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Today, dare devil dealer Paul Hayes takes on auctioneer extraordinaire

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Will Axon at a car boot sale in Essex. Coming up...

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Things get WOOF for Will...

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Excuse me, mate, how much is your plate?

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..Paul hopes for a large profit from Sid Little...

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-Oh, yeah, yeah.

-That all right?

-That'll do, that'll do.

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..and Will gets on the right tracks.

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Wa-hey!

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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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Welcome, one and all, to another epic journey through

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the realm of real antiques as two brave heroes of know-how

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clash swords in a battle to buy, sell and ride off with a profit.

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Up today... He hails from Morecambe and he's oh so wise.

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It's the wonderful wizard of the north west,

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ready to gaze into his magic mirror and mix a profit-making potion

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that packs a punch...

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It's Paul 'Mr Morecambe' Hayes.

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I'm coming to get you now, Axeman.

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And the Axeman cometh... He's the first knight of Newmarket.

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He's dogged, determined, and straining at the leash...

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It's Will "The Axeman" Axon,

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and he's hoping to swing a victory.

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Only time will tell.

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Today's tournament takes place at Marks Tey car boot sale in Essex

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and our crusaders of the curio have come laden

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with £250 of their own money.

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So, Paul Hayes and Will Axon,

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It's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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-Good morning.

-Good morning, how are you?

-All right, thank you very much.

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Bright and breezy and early, yeah?

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I do like the old car boot,

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so I'm fairly comfortable in dealing with the old booters. What about you?

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Man and boy, man and boy. I used to sell things for ten pence.

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I can remember those days, you know, but you can buy everything

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and anything here, from a thimble to an elephant sometimes.

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Don't show me your hand quite yet! An elephant?

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I'm going to look out for one of them!

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One tip I can give you is it makes a difference who gets there first.

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Oh, man...

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He's good, isn't he?

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Yes, both of our antiques experts know that

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when it comes to collecting car boot booty,

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it's the early bird that catches the worm...or elephant, apparently.

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ELEPHANT TRUMPETS

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These heavy-weight hard hitters

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will be trying to trump-trump-trump each other today,

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so what schemes does young Will have up his sleeve?

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My tactic today, bearing in mind this is a busy car boot,

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is literally to scan the rows.

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I'm walking past stalls, I'm just scanning what's on offer

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and I'm trying to focus in on the pieces that shine out at me.

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Well, I've got to, really, to try and get the upper hand on Mr Morecambe.

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He's been doing this since he was in short trousers!

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With Will scanning the scene for success,

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what's Paul's plan of attack?

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There's one thing that's really important for me when I come

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to these car boot sales, is not to knock the stallholder too much.

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It's very difficult to make a living here,

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so I don't want to hammer them -

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I want to go away all friends, all smiles and enjoy myself.

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So Paul's plan is to make some friends and enjoy himself.

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Well, you know what they say about mixing business

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and pleasure, Paul, and it seems Will is heeding this advice.

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A pair of signed racing photographs have caught his eye

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and he's wasting no time on pleasantries.

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How much do you want for those two?

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Jumps racing.

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I'm from Newmarket, you see, we're more on the flat.

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-What's your very best on those?

-Eight quid.

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£8.

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Go on, I'll have them for eight quid.

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Well done, sir, £8.

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That's my first purchase done.

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The Axeman picks up the pair of pictures for £8,

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but does he think he'll be able to ride them to victory?

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Well, I was attracted to these for the obvious reasons that

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it's horseracing from my hometown, Newmarket.

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This looks like probably an official photograph at the end

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of the Grand National, so it's a nice quality image

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and what's great is it's been signed by the jockey as well.

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And also the picture of Bob Champion.

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Again, that doesn't look like an amateur photograph, does it?

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It looks like probably someone who was there looking at the jockeys,

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taking photos of them on their mounts and again

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it's been signed by Bob, so it's a nice touch.

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But both good images signed by the jockeys

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and hopefully commercial back home.

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Newmarket man Will is off to a confident start,

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but rockabilly Paul is also sticking with what

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he knows as he spies some reproduction 1950s enamel signs.

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These are new versions.

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They're reproductions, but they're all metal enamelled signs.

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I love that one, look at that.

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"My Garage, what happens in my garage stays in my garage."

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-How much are your enamel signs?

-They're 10, £10 each.

-£10 each?

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You couldn't do those two for 15, could you, if I smiled nicely?

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-17.

-17.

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17, all right... Do you know what? I think I'll have them.

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I quite like them. They're a bit of fun, aren't they?

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When these were made in the 1930s and '40s, they were made from

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cast iron and then tin plated.

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That's why they're called tin enamel signs.

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The original ones would have cost me a fortune, these were less

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than £10 each so I definitely think there's a profit in them.

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It reminds me of life back home, really,

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when it is not early in the morning, I'm not at a car boot sale.

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Ah, the good old times, eh, Paul, when you could have a lie in?

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And with that sale, both Will and Paul are off the starter's blocks.

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But it's Paul who takes the early lead, spotting some old postcards.

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Now do you know what? I love old postcards.

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-They are little capsules of time, aren't they?

-They are, yes.

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They're quite nice, those. The album itself has seen better days,

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but this is very Art Nouveau.

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You've got this wonderful 1900-1910 on the front there,

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-I quite like that.

-It's been well loved.

-Yeah, it has.

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A bit like myself. A bit worn round the edges.

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-40 is the best offer.

-Can you make it 35?

-Yes.

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All right, I'll do that for 35.

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-That's lovely, thank you very much.

-Thank you very much.

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Ah, such a charmer! But Paul's ploy works and the postcards are his

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for £35, but can he stamp out a profit?

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Well, I've bought a cracking postcard album here.

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These date from about 1900,

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1910 and it's the golden age of travel around the UK.

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What would happen is people would go on the steam trains and go out

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for a day and buy a postcard and bring them back,

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and I just love them. Little capsules of time.

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Now, there's over 200 in this album here.

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The album itself is a little bit rough

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but the postcards are in great condition.

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There's even one here of Croydon.

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There we are, have a lovely day out in Croydon.

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Paul there, doing his bit for the Croydon tourist trade.

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Will is obviously feeling the pressure, though.

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He's spotted some Homemaker plates,

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but he appears to be negotiating with a dog.

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Excuse me, mate, how much is your plate?

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-SCOTTISH ACCENT:

-For you, laddie, £25.

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I'll tell you what, I'll have them.

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Yes, well... Will buys the five Homemaker plates off the,

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er, dog, but will they help him serve up a profit?

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Well, the striking design of these Homemaker plates caught my eye.

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£25 for five? Well, I think they are a bargain.

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These are becoming more and more collectable.

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Designed in the late 1950s by Enid Seeney for Ridgway Potteries,

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and how more retro, vintage, funky can you get?

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Retro, vintage, funky?

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All words that equally apply to our pair of dapper battlers.

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Yes, these chaps really put the FUN into funky,

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the O into retro

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and the AGE into vintage.

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So, what funky item has Paul got his sights on next?

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Oh, it's a creepy old doll's head.

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I spotted this earlier on when I was looking at the postcards

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and it's a great old Victorian doll's head,

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it's just missing the rest of its body.

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But to a collector, it's quite a sought-after item.

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-How much did you say this one was?

-I'll do it for about 35.

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I can do you a deal if you're interested.

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It couldn't be, like, 25 by any chance, could it?

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-25, yes.

-£25, how is that?

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You might think I'm a bit daft buying a head,

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but this actually is a really good one.

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Victorian dolls are very, very desirable.

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Bisque-head porcelain - very delicate, very collectable,

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especially if you've got the Oriental features,

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it was a rarer model that they used to do.

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It's a great maker, Armand Marseille, I'm looking forward

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to see where it ends up, see if we can reunite it with a body.

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Paul's bodiless wonder brings the purchasing total to 2-2.

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It's neck and neck when Will finds a window of opportunity...

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or rather, an actual window.

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You got some nice glass here. How much is it?

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-That's £100 and that's 60.

-100 is a bit steep for me on that.

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-I've only got...

-Is it? Only got what?

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-I've got, like, nearer 50 quid to spend.

-Yeah, no, I'd let go for 80.

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-£80?

-Yeah.

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There's no damage in it at all.

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-Shake my hand at 70 quid and take it off your hands.

-What about 75?

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Go on, then, 75. Sold. Well done.

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So Will buys the stained glass for £75

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and his delight is transparent.

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Well, I love this window.

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It really caught my eye with the sun shining through it and why not?

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Look at the colours, look at the design...

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it's got something of the Art Nouveau, it's got something

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of the Arts and Crafts, something of the Glasgow School about it.

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I have no idea if it's by a particular designer,

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but I like it and you've got to buy what you like.

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A top tip there from Will, which brings us

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to the halfway point of this car boot buying bonanza,

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so let's see how our experts are getting on.

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Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.

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Paul has picked up three purchases and has spent £77, leaving him

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with £173 to spend.

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Will has also bought three items totalling £108,

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meaning he has £142 still burning a hole in his pocket.

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-Hello.

-There you are!

-Yeah, how are you?

-What have got in there?

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That's a whole new car boot in there.

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-Well, I was wondering if it was greener your side.

-Oh, well...

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-Aren't they friendly?

-They've made us feel really welcome here today.

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I'm not surprised, but isn't it lovely to feel that?

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They're all doing well, they're all having a great day and enjoying the whole thing.

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Yeah, and it helps that the sun's got his hat on.

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Definitely. And what about the buying, going all right?

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Yeah, I think so. You know, a few items under my belt. What about you?

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It's nice here, actually, there are a few antique items here.

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-It's almost like an antiques fair.

-You're right.

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It's just trying to spot them, isn't it?

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-Getting the wheat from the chaff, shall we say.

-That's one way to put it!

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I wouldn't have been quite as polite as that,

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but it is one way to put it. Variety is the spice of life.

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Well, exactly, and whatever catches your eye, you know, go for it.

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Have you seen the lingerie stall that's over there?

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I wasn't going to mention it,

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-but I've reserved something for you.

-Thank you very much.

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-Go and try it on.

-These are are chaffing a bit over here.

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-Well, there's an extra large there for you!

-Thank you.

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Our two tireless troopers now head back to the battlefield

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to continue hacking through the chaff and slicing off the wheat

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as they try to uncover the hidden gems.

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Paul is behind in the spending stakes but it's Will who

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is next to see a potential purchase as he spots a railway lantern.

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What sort of money are you asking for that?

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40.

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£40.

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I mean, I'm interested, but...

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How about we say something nearer 20?

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How about 35.50?

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Come on!

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How about 30 quid? Shake my hand at 30 quid.

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-35.

-No, you shook my hand! 30 quid and we've got a deal.

-30 quid.

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Well done, sir. Good. Yeah, I like that, I do like that.

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I could see myself as a railwayman.

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Will's back on the right tracks with his lantern

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and he's hoping it'll guide him to a great profit.

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Well, I love this lantern I've found.

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I'm pretty sure it's a railway lantern.

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Looks like it's got its original paint.

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There's also a little plaque here which will tell me who the maker is

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but I need to do a bit of detective work at home, I think, on that.

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Date-wise... Well, hard thing to date, I suppose.

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Mid 20th, maybe a little bit earlier.

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Pretty much a smart thing all round. Yeah, I'm pleased with that.

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Paul Hayes is chugging along nicely too as he picks up

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a pair of bench ends for £10.

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Well, you never know what you're going to find

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and what you're going to buy at a car boot sale.

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I bought these modern bench ends.

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They need a bit of restoration, but the end results are fantastic.

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These are so expensive to buy in the shops and for ten quid,

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they are an absolute bargain.

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It depends on how much it's going to cost me to get them put right,

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but I still think they're suitable even for your garden, Will.

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Meanwhile, Will is so confident that he's started shopping for Paul.

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I'm just having a flick through this book

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because I think it's something that Paul should buy.

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Laughs In The Smallest Room.

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Yes, Paul certainly likes a laugh.

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I'll keep ahead of the game, there, Will.

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Isn't that an opera singer? A TENNER?

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Come on, keep moving, please. Thank you very much.

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Nothing to see, nothing to see. Do you know what?

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If you had a pair of them, you'd have a pair of trunks.

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Do you know what? There's one every minute, isn't there?

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Yes, in the antiques world, Paul truly is the king of comedy.

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And talking of kings...

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That's Elvis' house, that's Graceland. I've been there.

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There's his Cadillac there at the front. Can I make you an offer?

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-I don't want to be mean.

-I'll do 30 for the two.

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-You can't do 20 for the two?

-No.

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Fancy in the middle somewhere? 25.

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-25.

-You'll do 25. All right, I'll have them for 25.

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I'll have them, thank you very much.

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Paul pays £25 for the pair of Graceland ornaments

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but will they lead him to rock and roll glory or to Heartbreak Hotel?

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Now, then, you may think I've gone mad,

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but there is method in my madness.

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This is the home of Elvis Presley, Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee -

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a fantastic place. But it's a beautiful scale model.

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It's in the manner of Lilliput Lane who did these

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wonderful scale designs in the 1970s and '80s

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and there are lots of people who collect that type of thing.

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I think because of what it is

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and where it is, I think it's a very saleable item

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and I'm looking forward to seeing it light up and in its full glory.

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Yes, Paul is all shook up with his Elvis memorabilia,

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but Will has spotted an item harking back to

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the golden age of steam-power - a plaque from a traction engine.

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Harewood Rally...

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Tell me.

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It's a steam rally.

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Oh, is it?

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I see that hasn't got a price on it.

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Well, I'm sure I could give you a price. 25 quid.

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No, he's got to win.>

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50 quid.

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Oh, you're all heart, you are.

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Do me that for a tenner and you're going out that much lighter.

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-Make it 20.

-15 and shake my hand. Go on.

-£18, 18.

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Go on, then.

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What was that, 15? She's giving your permission.

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-Come on, sir, shake my hand.

-Go on, then.

-Ha-hey! Well done.

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After some no-nonsense haggling,

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Will wins his trophy, but why has he bought it?

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Well, a bit of a speculative buy, to be honest,

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but I love the fact that I've got Harewood

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and the Traction Engine Rally 1964 to go on as far as research goes.

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I've been involved with vintage machinery sales in the past

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and where there's a steam engine, there tends to be plenty of money.

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Hopefully some of it coming my way to help me steam ahead of Paul.

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Will is forging ahead,

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but it appears that Mr Hayes is finally beginning to flounder.

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What I'm trying to do is to find stalls that have interesting items

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that have a bit of history about them, really.

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There are lots of things that are very generic,

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but I quite like things that tell me a story.

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There's nothing that's shouting out to me just yet.

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Looking for talking objects to tell you stories seems like a tall order,

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but hold on a minute, Paul has spotted one item that may not

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be talking, but it is making him sing.

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# Oh, I'm down in Marks Tey

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# And it's not me birthday

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# And I'm here buying antiques

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# And I'm not doing very well. #

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Yes, well, sort of sing.

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This may look like a washboard, which it is, but of course,

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these can be a musical instrument. They can actually make a noise.

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HE SCRATCHES THE WASHBOARD

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See that? Do you want to do that? How much is it?

0:16:230:16:25

-12 quid.

-12 quid. Can you do any better than that?

0:16:250:16:27

I'll give you a tune on it, can you do any better than that?

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-10.

-£10, I'll have that. Thank you very much.

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So Paul buys the washboard for £10,

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but will it help him scrub up when he comes to sell?

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I've bought a bit of social history here, actually.

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This is an 19th-century washboard and before we had inside plumbing

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and washing machines

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and all sorts of cool ways now to do your laundry,

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this is all we had and this would sit in your tub

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and you would actually wash your clothes against it.

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But of course, that rhythmic action turned into skiffle

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and skiffle became a very popular music sound in the 1950s.

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So this really has a dual purpose - it can be used

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as a bit of social history or a musical instrument.

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But in my hands, it's neither.

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HE SCRATCHES THE WASHBOARD

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And with that, Paul thinks he's completely cleaned up.

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I think I've seen all I need to see.

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Elephants, thimbles, washboards, whatever...

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and I think I'm spent up, so it's time now for a cup of tea.

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Will, however, is still looking

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and as the day goes on, it's only going to get tougher.

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Well, I'm nearly done here today. I've just got...

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Well, maybe one or two more items to buy

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but it's getting towards the end of the day,

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a few people are already packing up, so an element of panic setting in.

0:17:340:17:38

Oh, dear, don't do anything too hasty now.

0:17:380:17:41

Well, I've just spotted these...

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Well, I suppose they're library card drawers

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but they've got something about them, that sort of industrial look,

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and I think there is potential there for a bit of up-cycling.

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Now I just need to find out how much they are.

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What sort of money and you looking for for them?

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-I can do them for 35.

-I like a nice round number.

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-I'll give you 30 quid for them and I'll take them for you now.

-OK.

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Oh, it's a deal. Well done.

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I think I've given myself a bit of a challenge here because I've entered

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what I would call the up-cycling market and it's not really my field.

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But I just love the industrial look, I love the finish,

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and I'm thinking out loud here that with legs on,

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these would make rather nice bedside tables.

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But is it something I'm going to do myself or do

0:18:230:18:25

I need to find someone who really knows what they're doing?

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Yes, Will seems to have stepped outside his comfort zone there.

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But his drawers draw a line under the buying half, so as the shadows

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grow longer and the dust settles, let's find out how they got on.

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Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.

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Paul has picked up six items and spent £122.

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Will has also made six purchases, costing £183.

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So before they both hang up their buying boots,

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our pair of clashing colossuses come together to compare their wares.

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Well, the thing I like about a boot fare is an early start

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means an early finish. How did you get on, Paul?

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I did really well, actually. Wasn't it a friendly fare?

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It was great. Everyone made us feel really welcome, they were smiling...

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I love your horseracing pictures. They're great, aren't they?

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-Well, I had to buy them, didn't I, really?

-Newmarket, horses, fantastic.

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But, I mean, what about these? I don't know if I... Do I love them?

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Do I hate them? All I know is that they are kitsch-tastic.

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When I saw them, I liked them and I think

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there's collectors out there who want them, so that's a good thing.

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I'm a bit out of my comfort zone with these library card drawers.

0:19:340:19:38

I don't get that. Have you got a library in your house?

0:19:380:19:40

Oh, yeah, nice leather lined and all that, big partner's desk...

0:19:400:19:43

I think they'll look the business in there.

0:19:430:19:45

Well, you might surprise me on those, I think.

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And are you on the old stand-up circuit, Where Is My Washboard?

0:19:470:19:51

Yeah, that's it. Golden age of skiffle, that's the idea.

0:19:510:19:54

But it's also if you have a power cut, I can wash my laundry.

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You don't want to see my smalls after a long day at the car boot!

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-I don't want to see any of your smalls.

-No, you don't...

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Now our wondrous warriors

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must withdraw from the battlefield of buying

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and ride back home to sharpen their swords of selling.

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And they'll have to exploit every resource in their arsenal

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to secure the biggest profit

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that will go to the charity of their choice.

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But, before they head out,

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Paul and Will step back to consider their battle plans...

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Back in Morecambe, Paul is in fine fettle.

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OK, well, I'm back from the car boot sale.

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I've got quite an eclectic mix of items.

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I bought these two bench ends, which need a bit of restoration.

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So, I'm going to replace the wood on those.

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I've managed to bring these two Graceland ornaments to life.

0:20:380:20:42

I've taken all the batteries out of the remote controls in the house.

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So, it's cost me nothing and I've told my kids

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they can't play with the computers for a few weeks,

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because Elvis is more important.

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It's always been that way.

0:20:510:20:52

I've got this doll's head.

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Now, believe it or not, I know a dolls' hospital,

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who actually wants to reunite this with a body.

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So, that would be great to bring that back to life.

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Some old enamel signs.

0:21:010:21:02

I found a gentleman who has one of these tractors.

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So, hopefully, he's interested in this sign.

0:21:050:21:07

You know, hopefully, we can do a deal on those,

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because he actually restores the Ferguson tractors.

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And some postcards. I wish they were all of Morecambe.

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These ones are of Petersfield and down south.

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But, I know a gentleman who is a general dealer in postcards.

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And, of course, the washboard.

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The washboard is a bit out there.

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But you wait to see what I do with that one.

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It'll be music to your ears.

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So, Paul's plans are coming together,

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whilst Will looks like he's having a picnic...

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Oh, hello there. I didn't see you.

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Welcome to my orchard, where you find me relaxing amongst my treasure.

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Now, as you know, I feel at home at the car boot.

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So, hopefully, that's reflected in my purchases.

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First off, this rather handsome red-painted lantern.

0:21:430:21:46

I'm thinking railway lantern.

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It could, possibly, be used for the road.

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But I'm going to try and find a steam enthusiast

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who could, perhaps, add to his collection with that.

0:21:520:21:56

And at the front there, again, my Newmarket roots came out.

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I had to buy the signed racing photos.

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We've got Bob Champion there. A legend in his own right.

0:22:020:22:05

As well as Mr Frisk winning the Derby.

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They weren't a lot of money,

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so I'm sure a pub in Newmarket's going to have those,

0:22:090:22:12

even if it's just as a wall filler.

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Behind those, iconic Homemaker plates.

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I love the retro design on those.

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Then, the steam or traction engine plaque for Harewood House,

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that Grade I listed stately home,

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where they hold traction engine rallies.

0:22:250:22:27

The stack of four library card drawers.

0:22:270:22:30

I was drawn to them by their industrial look.

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At first, I imagined them with, perhaps, bent steel legs on them,

0:22:330:22:36

something that I was thinking of trying to do myself.

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But I think, to be honest, I'd be biting off more than I can chew.

0:22:390:22:43

Someone who's going to be used to upcycling that type of furniture

0:22:430:22:46

is going to do the work a whole lot better than I could.

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So, I'll leave it to them.

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And behind me, the stained-glass window.

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What I loved about it was the Art Nouveau design, the stylised tulip,

0:22:530:22:57

very much in that sort of Mackintosh tradition.

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Well, all in all, the car boot, not a lot of money spent.

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So, I'm hoping to at least double my money

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on most of the lots that I've bought.

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So, plans drawn up,

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it's time to delve into their contact books and bag the buyers.

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Paul and Will now have one word in mind...

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Profit!

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But, don't forget, no deal is done until they shake a hand.

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It's ready, set, sell!

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And Paul is the first off the starter's marks.

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He's in Manchester,

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where he's tracked down what he hopes will be the perfect home

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for the Graceland models that cost him £25.

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Now, who'd have thought that these two Graceland models

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would take me to a suburban street in the heart of Manchester?

0:23:350:23:39

It looks like an everyday house.

0:23:390:23:40

But, believe me, you've seen nothing like this...

0:23:400:23:43

Paul wiggles his way to his first potential sale,

0:23:430:23:46

having targeted Vilma and Terry.

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And it's not hard to see why.

0:23:480:23:50

How many artefacts do you think you've got relating to Elvis?

0:23:530:23:56

I honestly couldn't say.

0:23:560:23:58

-It's hard to say, isn't it?

-I couldn't say. I mean, upstairs...

0:23:580:24:01

They're hidden away all over the place. There is so much stuff!

0:24:010:24:04

So, have you ever seen anything like this before, then?

0:24:040:24:07

Well, yes. I've got one, haven't I? Snap!

0:24:070:24:09

Fantastic! So, you've already bought that one.

0:24:090:24:11

So, why didn't you buy the Christmas one?

0:24:110:24:13

-We just couldn't afford it.

-Just couldn't afford it at the time.

0:24:130:24:16

Right. OK. So, are they quite expensive?

0:24:160:24:18

-Yeah. Getting on for about £100.

-Were they really?

0:24:180:24:20

Right. Are they definitely something you'd be interested in?

0:24:200:24:23

Well, certainly this one. I mean, we've already got this one.

0:24:230:24:26

-But certainly this one.

-OK.

0:24:260:24:28

I mean, if I was to ask you sort of half the price, say £50?

0:24:280:24:32

Would that be...? With the batteries in fully working order?

0:24:320:24:35

Don't be cruel now. Don't be cruel.

0:24:360:24:39

Otherwise, I've got to return them to sender.

0:24:390:24:41

Oh, dear...

0:24:410:24:42

-I will take them both.

-Right. OK.

0:24:440:24:46

Right. For 75.

0:24:460:24:49

Shall we shake on that, then? £75.

0:24:490:24:51

-Thank you very much.

-OK.

0:24:510:24:53

With a shake of the hand,

0:24:530:24:54

Paul rattles and rolls out a profit of £50 for the Graceland models.

0:24:540:24:58

Viva, Las Hayes!

0:24:580:25:00

Will hasn't travelled quite so far for his first sale.

0:25:000:25:03

He's headed to his local,

0:25:030:25:05

which overlooks the racecourse at Newmarket.

0:25:050:25:08

Well, here I am at the Shoes Pub, at the foot of the gallops.

0:25:080:25:11

And I'm here to see a man about a horse.

0:25:110:25:12

Well, not one horse, but two.

0:25:120:25:14

Let's see if I can't back a winner.

0:25:140:25:16

So, will landlord Ken be able to help Will make a profit

0:25:160:25:20

on the £8 he paid for them?

0:25:200:25:21

I know that the Shoes is what we would call a traditional racing pub.

0:25:210:25:26

We are at the bottom of the gallops.

0:25:260:25:28

You get all the boys in here, don't you? All the stable lads are in here.

0:25:280:25:31

How do you see these fitting in with your horse racing theme?

0:25:310:25:34

Newmarket's flat.

0:25:350:25:36

They're jumps. Where are they going to go?

0:25:360:25:39

What do you mean, where are they going to go?

0:25:390:25:41

I could probably have room under the bar for them.

0:25:410:25:43

Oh, that's outrageous! They deserve more than that.

0:25:430:25:45

Let's have a look. I can spot a nice couple of hooks here.

0:25:450:25:49

What have we got? One up there.

0:25:490:25:51

There. Now, this one, on the other side of that.

0:25:510:25:55

Now, Ken, look at that.

0:25:560:25:57

Sit back and admire my handiwork.

0:25:570:25:59

Anybody'd think that wall was made for that.

0:25:590:26:01

I think they have been. I mean, I see them at...

0:26:010:26:03

I'm going to say 50 quid for the two. How does that sound?

0:26:030:26:06

50 quid?!

0:26:060:26:07

For two?!

0:26:070:26:08

Well, I'll tell you what, I'll come down a tenner and say a score each.

0:26:080:26:12

40 quid.

0:26:120:26:13

I'll come up with 25 quid. How's that?

0:26:130:26:16

30 quid. We'll meet in the middle and we've got a deal.

0:26:160:26:18

Will gallops off with a profit of £22 on the sale of the pictures

0:26:180:26:23

and he's out of the starting box.

0:26:230:26:25

Job done and I've shortened my odds to win this, I'm pretty sure

0:26:250:26:29

So, watch out, Mr Morecambe!

0:26:290:26:31

A good start from Will.

0:26:310:26:32

But Paul's in Cheshire, where his next sale has led him

0:26:320:26:36

to a strange place of unspeakable horror

0:26:360:26:38

in which power-crazed scientists play God

0:26:380:26:42

and dabble in unnatural work.

0:26:420:26:44

You've done it, you fools!

0:26:450:26:47

It's alive! It's alive!

0:26:470:26:49

I don't want to go in there just yet.

0:26:510:26:53

Of course, this is the doll and teddy shop in Winsford

0:26:530:26:56

and Paul is hoping that Gloria, the owner,

0:26:560:26:59

might want to find a home for the doll's head that cost him £25.

0:26:590:27:02

Do people become very attached to their teddy bears?

0:27:040:27:06

-Extremely attached, yes.

-Sort of like one of the family.

0:27:060:27:08

-We get "get well soon" cards.

-Never?!

0:27:080:27:11

We do. Yes, we do.

0:27:110:27:12

I mentioned that I've got this one.

0:27:120:27:14

It's just a head but you're not squeamish, are you?

0:27:140:27:16

You're all right. You can do this. But it has no body.

0:27:160:27:19

But this is the one here.

0:27:190:27:20

Now, I recognise the name, which is Armand Marseille.

0:27:200:27:24

Armand Marseille, yes.

0:27:240:27:25

You just think, he's got to put those eyes

0:27:250:27:28

and all the fixtures in there through this little hole here.

0:27:280:27:32

Gosh, you are making me a bit queasy now.

0:27:320:27:34

And would the eyes be glass or...?

0:27:340:27:36

-Yes. Glass, yes.

-OK.

0:27:360:27:38

And this is called a socket head.

0:27:380:27:40

Most of the babies have socket heads,

0:27:400:27:43

because they fit into a body or a shoulder plate.

0:27:430:27:47

-Right. So, the body comes up above the...

-That's correct.

0:27:470:27:50

-Well, he is a nice little boy.

-Right.

-They're usually boys.

0:27:500:27:53

If anyone's going to find a body or repair it, it's going to be you, isn't it?

0:27:530:27:56

-I'm not going to be able to find that, I don't think.

-Yes.

0:27:560:27:59

What were you thinking of?

0:27:590:28:01

I was hoping, what, £60, something like that? Does that sound...?

0:28:010:28:04

Well, I was going to offer you 45.

0:28:050:28:06

You can't make it around 50?

0:28:060:28:09

I think I could make it around 50.

0:28:090:28:11

That's lovely. We'll shake on that. I'll send him a get well card.

0:28:110:28:14

Paul makes a profit of £25 for the oriental doll's head

0:28:140:28:17

and gets ahead with two sales to Will's one.

0:28:170:28:21

The Axeman does need to get his skates on,

0:28:210:28:23

because Paul is in Preston,

0:28:230:28:25

where he's hoping to get some traction on his third item.

0:28:250:28:28

Do you remember these two enamel signs

0:28:280:28:30

that I found at the car boot sale?

0:28:300:28:32

One of them depicted a Ford Ferguson tractor in gunmetal grey.

0:28:320:28:36

Ta-da! How fantastic is that?

0:28:360:28:38

There she is. Now she's gone.

0:28:380:28:40

There she is. Now she's gone.

0:28:400:28:41

Yeah, very good, Paul.

0:28:410:28:42

But, will Jim, a repairer and collector of vintage tractors,

0:28:420:28:46

be interested in buying the signs?

0:28:460:28:48

I came across this. It's the Ford Ferguson N Series

0:28:480:28:52

and I take it that's one of those.

0:28:520:28:53

-Is that right?

-That's right, yeah.

0:28:530:28:55

What does the 9 represent, then?

0:28:550:28:56

Well, the 9 represents that particular model.

0:28:560:28:59

This model is actually a 2N.

0:28:590:29:02

-A 2N. Right. OK. Well, it's very, very similar.

-Very, very similar.

0:29:020:29:05

I've got two posters here.

0:29:050:29:06

I don't know whether you're interested in them.

0:29:060:29:08

Now, I do notice that, when we had a cup of tea in the office there,

0:29:080:29:11

that you do actually have signs very similar to this one.

0:29:110:29:14

Have you got this particular one yourself?

0:29:140:29:16

-Not that particular one, no.

-Right.

0:29:160:29:18

Well, that's why I'm here today.

0:29:180:29:19

Is it the sort of thing that you might find an interest to?

0:29:190:29:22

Yes, it would be very nice to hang with the others, wouldn't it?

0:29:220:29:25

Excellent. And what about this one here?

0:29:250:29:27

Does that one sort of float your boat?

0:29:270:29:29

-Er...no.

-No. Just the tractor. All right. OK.

0:29:300:29:33

Well, if I was to ask you £20 for that one,

0:29:330:29:35

does that sound like a good sort of price or...?

0:29:350:29:38

Well, would you take any less, Paul?

0:29:390:29:41

Would I take any less?

0:29:410:29:43

I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll tell you what I'll do.

0:29:430:29:45

I'll take £15 and a little ride on one of your tractors.

0:29:450:29:48

-Well, that will do.

-So, that'll do you. Shall we shake on that?

0:29:480:29:51

Paul's used to driving hard bargains,

0:29:510:29:53

so he shouldn't have any trouble with this one...

0:29:530:29:56

Waaah!

0:29:560:29:57

Steady on now, Paul.

0:29:570:29:58

Hey-hey-hey!

0:29:580:30:00

There you are, how fantastic is that?

0:30:000:30:02

I've spreaded muck all around that field!

0:30:020:30:04

Paul is busy tractoring away

0:30:040:30:06

and after selling the other sign to Graham,

0:30:060:30:08

a collector of car memorabilia from Preston,

0:30:080:30:11

he trundles off with a profit of £6 for the signs.

0:30:110:30:14

Ah, boys and their toys, eh?

0:30:150:30:16

Talking of which, Will is back on the right tracks

0:30:180:30:21

and in Essex for his next sale.

0:30:210:30:24

Well, I'm on the platform at Audley End miniature railway station.

0:30:240:30:27

And I'm here to meet Amanda.

0:30:270:30:29

She runs the railway,

0:30:290:30:30

which was actually established by her father, Lord Braybrooke.

0:30:300:30:33

She told me to be here at 12.07, so...

0:30:330:30:36

Oh, hang on a minute, this looks good.

0:30:360:30:38

She's only driving the engine!

0:30:410:30:43

Way-hey!

0:30:430:30:45

Look at this!

0:30:450:30:46

Well, there's an entrance

0:30:500:30:52

and there is an entrance.

0:30:520:30:54

You must be Amanda.

0:30:540:30:55

How do you do?

0:30:560:30:57

Will hops on board the miniature railway,

0:30:570:31:00

hoping it will lead to a massive profit.

0:31:000:31:03

Well, we're off, Amanda. I'm slightly worried.

0:31:030:31:06

You arrived on the engine and now you're here.

0:31:060:31:08

Is there someone driving?

0:31:080:31:09

This is my manager driving, Nick Emberson.

0:31:090:31:11

So, he looks after all the trains for me and he is very knowledgeable.

0:31:110:31:15

Yes. What a great job.

0:31:150:31:17

He actually gets paid?

0:31:170:31:18

And he gets paid to play with trains.

0:31:180:31:20

So, I mean, your first impression of my railway lamp.

0:31:200:31:25

Is it something that you are sort of attracted to?

0:31:250:31:27

So, it's a danger lamp for people to carry?

0:31:270:31:30

Well, I think it could be carried.

0:31:300:31:33

It could also be hung, suspended from somewhere.

0:31:330:31:36

It's by a firm called Kenyon, who were based in Manchester.

0:31:360:31:39

And from the research I've done,

0:31:390:31:41

they basically made pieces for the roads, the railways,

0:31:410:31:46

anywhere where there was work being done,

0:31:460:31:49

workmen had to be looked after,

0:31:490:31:50

the signs, reflectors

0:31:500:31:53

and the lamps themselves.

0:31:530:31:55

What's also nice, if I open it up...

0:31:550:31:57

..is that you've got a red lens here, which is original.

0:32:000:32:04

Yeah.

0:32:040:32:05

And then you've also got the little paraffin base,

0:32:050:32:08

which would have had a wick.

0:32:080:32:09

But, again, I thought I'd leave that.

0:32:090:32:11

Because you've probably got people

0:32:110:32:13

who are very capable with their hands in the workshops here

0:32:130:32:16

and I'm sure they would be able to get that up and running beautifully.

0:32:160:32:19

I was hoping to sell that for around the sort of £50-£60 mark.

0:32:200:32:25

I don't know how that sort of sounds to your budget.

0:32:250:32:28

I think that's...

0:32:280:32:30

-So, 50 or 60?

-50 or 60.

0:32:310:32:33

-I mean, we could meet in the middle and say 55.

-OK.

0:32:330:32:36

So, with that £55 deal,

0:32:360:32:38

Will pulls into the station with a £25 profit

0:32:380:32:42

and takes the opportunity to sell his steam rally plaque

0:32:420:32:45

to engine enthusiast and driver of the train, Nick,

0:32:450:32:48

for a modest £5 profit.

0:32:480:32:51

So, with both our experts running on full steam,

0:32:510:32:55

let's see the scores at the halfway point.

0:32:550:32:57

Paul Hayes has had a solid start so far

0:32:580:33:00

with three purchases sold for a profit of £81.

0:33:000:33:04

Will Axon is keeping up with Paul in sales but behind with profit,

0:33:050:33:09

currently having £52 to his name.

0:33:090:33:11

Will is going to need to keep the pace up

0:33:130:33:15

if he's going to win this one.

0:33:150:33:16

But it's Paul who's next up.

0:33:160:33:18

He's visiting a little restaurant in Lancashire for his next sale...

0:33:180:33:22

It's amazing how life turns out actually,

0:33:220:33:24

I bought this washboard at a car boot sale

0:33:240:33:27

and it's brought me to here in Fleetwood to see Syd Little,

0:33:270:33:30

part of Little and Large, and how fantastic is that?

0:33:300:33:33

And do you know what, Syd's got a hidden talent

0:33:330:33:35

but I won't reveal it just yet.

0:33:350:33:37

But will Little help Paul get a large profit from the washboard?

0:33:370:33:42

Now people know you obviously as part of Little and Large

0:33:420:33:44

but you have a secret passion, don't you?

0:33:440:33:47

Yes, well, it goes back to my roots

0:33:470:33:50

and me and Ed sort of met in the early '60s,

0:33:500:33:54

1963 we turned professional so that's over 50 years

0:33:540:33:57

but before that I used to have what's known as a skiffle group.

0:33:570:34:00

All you needed for a skiffle group was a tea-chest bass,

0:34:000:34:04

-a washboard and a guitar.

-Right...

0:34:040:34:06

And that's... That was it,

0:34:060:34:08

that was sort of Britain's answer to rock and roll.

0:34:080:34:11

-Well, the reason I...

-Oh, no.

0:34:110:34:13

The reason I came along, I came across this washboard

0:34:130:34:16

or this instrument as we now like to call them,

0:34:160:34:18

this fantastic instrument here, and I was wondering if this

0:34:180:34:21

would make part of your band, if this could actually feature.

0:34:210:34:23

-Could you make good use of it?

-It's a glass one, isn't it?

-Right.

0:34:230:34:27

So that's quite modern really cos they were tin, weren't they?

0:34:270:34:30

Right, does that affect the overall sound? The glass...

0:34:300:34:32

I don't know, I've never played a glass one before.

0:34:320:34:34

-I've never heard of one...

-Right.

-..but you've got a chance to try it.

0:34:340:34:38

-So what do I do with these?

-You put those on.

-So these are thimbles.

0:34:380:34:41

-Thimbles, that's all they are.

-Right, OK.

0:34:410:34:43

-Oh, yeah, yeah.

-That all right?

-That'll do, that'll do, yeah.

0:34:430:34:46

-Just one night only.

-One night only, yeah.

0:34:460:34:49

But no, I'm surprised, I didn't think it would be like that.

0:34:490:34:51

-You're not wanting me to buy it, are you?

-I would love you to buy it.

0:34:510:34:54

-I was going to ask you £20 for it but I feel quite...

-20 quid?!

0:34:540:34:58

-Is that too much, do you think?

-Seeing as you're a friend...

0:34:580:35:01

-Would you really give us 20 quid? Fantastic.

-On one condition.

-Go on.

0:35:010:35:04

That you join my little trio and we have a...

0:35:040:35:08

Cos we're all at work now so I'm a bit short.

0:35:080:35:11

Just to give a test.

0:35:110:35:13

Paul doubles his money on the washboard and makes £10 profit,

0:35:130:35:16

which means he gets to show off his musical talents.

0:35:160:35:19

One, two, three, four!

0:35:190:35:21

-That's all right!

-Hey!

0:35:230:35:25

# The Rock Island line is a mighty good road

0:35:250:35:27

# The Rock Island line is a road to ride

0:35:270:35:28

# The Rock Island line, she's a mighty good road

0:35:280:35:30

# If you want to ride, you gotta ride it like you find it

0:35:300:35:33

# Get your ticket at the station on the Rock Island line! #

0:35:330:35:39

And Paul's celebratory mood continues

0:35:390:35:42

after piquing the interest of Wayne, a Morecambe-based dealer

0:35:420:35:45

in his postcards.

0:35:450:35:47

I didn't see much potential

0:35:470:35:48

-but having seen this one, look at the quality of that.

-Right.

0:35:480:35:51

What makes that the quality? Is it the embossed work?

0:35:510:35:53

It's the embossed work, it's the printing, it's everything.

0:35:530:35:56

Unfortunately it's slightly creased in the corner but...

0:35:560:35:59

But nice.

0:35:590:36:01

-That one is Alresford.

-Yeah, that's the one you want.

0:36:010:36:03

That's in Hampshire, that's just outside of Alton.

0:36:030:36:05

So that's the sort of thing you're looking for.

0:36:050:36:07

Why have you pulled that one out in particular?

0:36:070:36:09

It is printed by the photographic process,

0:36:090:36:11

-in other words it's done in the dark room.

-OK.

-OK.

0:36:110:36:15

-These are printed.

-Oh, like, print, print, print.

0:36:150:36:17

-So these are produced in massive quantities.

-Right.

0:36:170:36:20

Those had to be done one at a time.

0:36:200:36:23

If I asked you £60 for it, is that asking you too much?

0:36:230:36:26

Well, I'd be looking to pay probably £50 for it.

0:36:260:36:28

All right, well, let's shake on that then.

0:36:280:36:31

Paul makes a profit of £15 for the postcards

0:36:310:36:33

and he's the picture of happiness.

0:36:330:36:36

Will's hoping to pull out a few pounds

0:36:360:36:38

from his library card drawers.

0:36:380:36:40

With a mind to upcycling them,

0:36:400:36:41

he's brought them to Marylebone in London to see antiques dealer Simon.

0:36:410:36:46

-I see my drawers have arrived.

-They have indeed.

0:36:460:36:48

Yeah, I hope you weren't taking too close attention when you were looking

0:36:480:36:51

at them there cos I know they're a little bit distressed, aren't they?

0:36:510:36:55

-They are a wee bit tired.

-I thought I'd leave them

0:36:550:36:57

in their original condition as I found them

0:36:570:37:00

rather than messing around with them and perhaps doing something

0:37:000:37:03

that someone didn't like or wasn't happy with.

0:37:030:37:05

-Possibly I would bolt them together...

-Yes.

0:37:050:37:07

..and have a square frame with legs on them.

0:37:070:37:09

I mean, what are they worth to you?

0:37:090:37:11

I was thinking maybe trying to get around £20 each for them,

0:37:110:37:14

that sort of...

0:37:140:37:15

-To tell the truth, with the amount of work...

-Yeah.

0:37:150:37:19

..the expenditure which is far more than what you're asking.

0:37:190:37:22

I mean, I'll have to spend a couple of hundred pounds to get them...

0:37:220:37:25

-Is it that much?

-With the base, yeah. Well worth doing.

-Yeah.

0:37:250:37:28

But I would really see them more at £40.

0:37:280:37:32

Would you come up to 60, something like that? £60 perhaps?

0:37:320:37:35

I'll give you £50 right here, right now, cash.

0:37:350:37:40

You know what? I'm going to grab your hand and shake your hand on that.

0:37:400:37:43

Will files a profit of £20 on his drawers,

0:37:430:37:45

leaving him with two items left to sell.

0:37:450:37:48

His luck doesn't last for long though as he loses £25

0:37:480:37:52

on his stained glass window.

0:37:520:37:53

He struggles to find a private buyer and ends up selling it to Peter,

0:37:530:37:57

a dealer from Exning as stock for his new shop.

0:37:570:38:01

For Paul's final sale, he's back on home turf

0:38:010:38:03

and Mr Morecambe thinks he's found the perfect home for his bench ends.

0:38:030:38:07

Well, last time you saw them, they were just a pair of ends

0:38:070:38:10

but they've actually been transformed into a loveseat

0:38:100:38:12

or a bench for two people. And I was thinking to myself where can I go

0:38:120:38:16

that has a great backyard and a fantastic view?

0:38:160:38:19

And you'll not get a better one than Morecambe Bay. Look at that!

0:38:190:38:23

The bench ends cost £10, with another £35.44 spent on restoration.

0:38:230:38:29

Paul brings the complete seat to cafe owner Tony.

0:38:290:38:32

I had to find somebody with the best view I could imagine

0:38:320:38:35

and that has to be the best view. What a fantastic view.

0:38:350:38:38

-I think it is.

-Yeah, how long have you been here with the cafe?

0:38:380:38:41

-About six years now.

-It's a fantastic place

0:38:410:38:43

but I always thought there was something lacking here.

0:38:430:38:46

-We wouldn't be sat on it, would we?

-No, we wouldn't!

0:38:460:38:49

But no, I designed it.

0:38:490:38:50

It's a two-seater bench and I thought for somebody to sit here

0:38:500:38:52

with a mug of tea, what a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

0:38:520:38:55

Yeah, and there's always room for more seating here.

0:38:550:38:57

Well, with all the restoration on its own, it stands me at about £45.

0:38:570:39:01

Is there a profit...?

0:39:010:39:02

If I asked you £75, would that be all right with you?

0:39:020:39:05

-Call it 70, I've got to haggle a bit, haven't I?

-Yeah, that's a deal.

0:39:050:39:08

That is a deal.

0:39:080:39:09

Paul makes a profit of £24.56 for the restored bench ends

0:39:090:39:13

and he's all sold up.

0:39:130:39:15

Now, what with the trundling tractors,

0:39:150:39:18

the chuffing trains,

0:39:180:39:20

the wiggling hips and the skiffle-banding,

0:39:200:39:23

this selling spree is turning into a right old carry on.

0:39:230:39:26

Which may explain this final sale,

0:39:260:39:28

as Will takes his retro tableware to Nancy, owner of a Newmarket tearoom.

0:39:280:39:33

Now would you like a naughty or would you like a flirty?

0:39:330:39:36

I beg your pardon.

0:39:360:39:38

-Oh, naughty or flirty.

-Yeah.

-Any chance of mixing them?

0:39:380:39:40

Cheeky!

0:39:400:39:42

What's that, a secret blend?

0:39:420:39:44

That's for you to find out.

0:39:440:39:46

Ooh, Matron!

0:39:460:39:47

-Naughty.

-Mm!

-Bit of chocolate.

0:39:470:39:49

Ha-ha-ha!

0:39:490:39:51

-Well, listen, the reason I'm here...

-Yeah, why are you here?

0:39:510:39:53

-To try and sell you my Homemaker plates.

-Wow, OK.

0:39:530:39:58

-I mean, when you're talking kitsch-tastic...

-Yep.

0:39:580:40:00

..these just tick every box, don't they?

0:40:000:40:02

Really stylish and I'm thinking, are they the sort of thing

0:40:020:40:06

that you might be able to use in the tearoom?

0:40:060:40:08

We could use them but what's the price?

0:40:080:40:11

You know, what am I looking at here?

0:40:110:40:12

Well, that's what I like about you, Nancy. Straight to the point.

0:40:120:40:15

-No mucking about. Well, listen, there's five there altogether.

-Yeah.

0:40:150:40:19

-I was looking to maybe get a tenner a plate for them.

-Mm-hm.

-Who knows?

0:40:190:40:24

I'm looking at around sort of £50ish, something like that.

0:40:240:40:27

-How does that sound?

-Would you go 40?

-Do you know what?

0:40:270:40:30

I've had the tea...

0:40:310:40:33

just feels like I'm missing something

0:40:330:40:35

so shall we say £40 and a sticky doughnut?

0:40:350:40:38

-And a sticky doughnut, why not?

-It's a deal.

-It's a deal.

0:40:380:40:41

-Oh, yes!

-You're a one, aren't you?

0:40:410:40:42

And I'm going to celebrate with another sip

0:40:420:40:45

of, I think, what is now my favourite tea.

0:40:450:40:48

-Mm, chocolate.

-Naughty!

0:40:480:40:51

Naughty Will makes a nice profit of £15 on the Homemaker plates

0:40:510:40:56

and he's all sold up, so he celebrates with an iced doughnut.

0:40:560:40:59

Small profit...

0:40:590:41:01

Do you know what? Get out of here, get out of here.

0:41:010:41:04

Charming! Has no-one told you not to speak with your mouth full, Will?

0:41:040:41:08

Both our experts have stuffed their pockets with precision profits,

0:41:080:41:11

but only one can come out on top of this bun fight.

0:41:110:41:14

So before we find out who's the winner,

0:41:140:41:16

let's remind ourselves of what they spent.

0:41:160:41:20

Both Paul and Will started the day with £250 to spend.

0:41:200:41:24

Paul has picked up six items and spent £122.

0:41:240:41:27

Will has also made six purchases costing £183.

0:41:300:41:35

But now it all comes down to profit.

0:41:350:41:37

All the money that Will and Paul have made

0:41:370:41:39

will go to charities of their choice.

0:41:390:41:41

So let's find out who is today's

0:41:410:41:43

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.

0:41:430:41:46

-Hey, how are you?

-Yeah, good, thank you.

0:41:460:41:48

Car boot sale, I was in my element on the car boot sale.

0:41:480:41:51

That's me, that's man and boy.

0:41:510:41:52

You got a run on me on that day, I remember.

0:41:520:41:54

You nipped off like a whippet!

0:41:540:41:55

I know. Do you know what, I had such fun with those...

0:41:550:41:58

You know those two Graceland models?

0:41:580:42:00

Oh, God, yeah. They were nice but horrible at the same time.

0:42:000:42:03

I really liked them and do you know what?

0:42:030:42:05

I found a like-minded individual,

0:42:050:42:06

I found somebody who actually had one of them. Isn't that amazing?

0:42:060:42:09

-What was the chances?

-Now they've got a matching pair.

-Exactly.

0:42:090:42:12

-What about you?

-Well, I had great fun.

0:42:120:42:14

I didn't make any huge profits I must admit but my railway lantern...

0:42:140:42:19

-Yes.

-..do you remember the warning lantern

0:42:190:42:21

-and also my traction engine rally plaque?

-Oh, right.

0:42:210:42:24

Double hit on those at this wonderful miniature railway.

0:42:240:42:27

Well, I had a great time. I got to ride a tractor as well. Fantastic.

0:42:270:42:30

-Did you?

-Yeah, it was great.

-You know how to live.

-Let's see how we get on.

0:42:300:42:33

Right. One, two, three...

0:42:330:42:35

-Ooh!

-It's close.

0:42:350:42:37

-It's close?

-Yeah.

-Double my...

0:42:370:42:40

You've whooped me, Paul, you've whooped me.

0:42:400:42:42

-I've had a good time though.

-Well, I'm happy with a profit.

-Yeah!

0:42:420:42:45

I used to like tractors but I'm an ex-tractor fan now.

0:42:450:42:48

Oh, it's shocking.

0:42:480:42:49

So Paul is today's winner after consistently turning good profits.

0:42:490:42:54

Well, there we are,

0:42:540:42:55

all those years hanging around car boot sales finally paid off.

0:42:550:42:58

Result!

0:42:580:42:59

Well, as Paul admitted himself, he's at home at a car boot.

0:42:590:43:03

I tried to keep up with him but that man's as fast as a whippet.

0:43:030:43:06

Whatever the result, we had a nice day out

0:43:060:43:08

and I had fun on my steam train.

0:43:080:43:10

It's my excuse anyway.

0:43:100:43:12

But Will has the chance to redeem himself tomorrow

0:43:120:43:15

when our daredevil dealers cross the Channel

0:43:150:43:18

and clash once more at a foreign antiques market in Paris.

0:43:180:43:21

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.