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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,
the show that pitches TVs best-loved antique experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profits.
Let's make hay while that sun shines.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different
I've got an heavy profit here.
..putting their reputations on the line.
They'll give you the insider's view of the trade...
..along with their top tips and savvy secrets...
That could present a problem for me.
..showing you how to make the most money...
Ready for battle.
..from buying and selling.
Get in there!
Coming up, Phil tells us what's hot right now...
This is bang on trend at the moment and that's most unusual for me.
But Indian and Eastern silver is really, really very,
..David is jumping for joy...
We're going partying, Richard. We're going partying.
..and it is full steam ahead when it comes to selling.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome one and all to cherry Chesterfield
where the bells of the famous crooked spire of St Mary's have been
tolling the arrival of two saints of the sellables
and angels of artefacts.
Today, they are descending into the misty morning
of Twin Oaks Car Boot ready to anoint the masses with money
and lead themselves to the holy land of profits.
First up, it's the wandering wiccan of Worcestershire
whose knowledge is as ancient as the cobwebs on his wallet.
It's St Philip 'The Fox' Serrell.
As a rule, I don't like buying these.
And vying for a seat at the table is the charmed cherub of choosing,
the seraphim of sales,
a man whose trousers are brighter than a Technicolor dream coat.
Yes, he is devilish, but sometimes
a saint. It is David Harper.
Check out the colour of that one! That is bang on trend.
They will be hitting this car boot with £250 of their own money
to spend on whatever they think will turn them a profit
when it comes to selling. And all the money will go to charity.
But who will be victorious in this battle for Heaven,
Earth and, of course, the car boot?
But for now, David Harper and Philip Serrell,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
-Good morning, Philip.
-How are you, my friend?
-Very good, very good.
-We might be a bit early.
Well, I thought these car boots started at the crack of dawn.
-It is now nearly 10.00...
-..and there's nothing here
except there's a burger van down there and you can get a 99 up there.
-That sounds all right to me.
-You been to Chesterfield before?
-Several times. I like it.
-Seen the old curly-wurly spire?
-I've seen it.
-You can't see very much today.
-We've got the M1 tearing by there...
Yeah, I know, I know.
-So, 250 to spend.
-Yeah, what are you going to buy?
-Well, I don't know.
-You know, car boots, I mean...
-Pff, get a hat, mate.
You are just jealous of the scarf, aren't you?
-That's not a scarf, that's a curtain.
-I copied you.
-It's identical to yours. It's better than yours.
-Get in there.
So, having discussed their fashion faux pas
and with the gates wide-open and the crowds descending,
exactly how will Devilish be tackling this car boot?
It used to be that I would get a great thrill
and a buzz out of buying antiques from a car boot,
but the market has changed so dramatically
that now the look is all about vintage - '60s, '70s, '80s.
So, that's more of the look and the buying that I will be going for.
Yes, like a chameleon of the collectibles,
David is ready to blend in with his car boot crowd.
Phil, however, is feeling like a fish out of water.
I'm under the cosh a bit here because this is not the
natural habitat of P Serrell and I fear it might be for D Harper.
He is going to be in there buying stuff everywhere
and I'm just sort of going to be quietly looking, I think.
A bit daunted.
Ooh, not the most confident of first steps.
Meanwhile, Devilish isn't just meandering the stalls,
he's downright strutting.
Morning. Hey, great to see you.
# I'm walkin' on sunshine... #
You know, I absolutely love this place.
Not because of the goods,
purely because I know Philip Serrell hates car boots. Ha!
Well, you may be right there.
As across the boot sale, the Fox seems off form.
How much is the table and chairs, please?
I've got 250 on them, but I'm very much open to negotiation.
Yeah, I wouldn't get even close to that, my friend.
You can take a two off, is where I am with them.
This really is a totally alien culture to me.
If you want to buy blue sheets, there's tonnes of them here.
Mm, with our wily wanderer feeling a little out of sorts
and needing to find his merchandise mojo,
across the field, David is in high spirits.
In fact, he is in high fidelity.
-This is a great way to start a car boot fair!
-I mean, it's just fantastic. It's 1920s or '30s, isn't it?
I mean, that is for fun days out.
You go on a picnic with your friends and family
and you just play it by the river, wouldn't you?
-Have a singsong.
-Have a singsong.
If I break it, I suppose I've got to buy it.
Well, funny you should say that, David, as the Laughing Policeman
is laughing no more.
It's rubbish. Richard, it's rubbish.
Come on, Richard, you can do it!
What sort of money is it to me, if we can get it to actually work?
It's all the money, isn't it, as we say?
80 and we are there.
-If you can get it to play, I'll have it for 80. How's that?
RECORD PLAYS OUT OF TIME
Well, that doesn't sound so good.
-It's the needle, I think. I have to change the needle.
Always make sure your needle is in good order.
RECORD PLAYS SLIGHTLY OUT OF TIME
RECORD SLOWLY PLAYS IN TIME
I'm not ready yet.
RECORD PLAYS CORRECTLY
We are going partying, Richard. We are going partying. I love it.
80 quid. Thank you very much.
And David secures the party piece along with a small
collection of records for a chart-topping £80,
but will it spin him a profit?
Quite a remarkable find, I think,
and quite a big spend also for a car boot.
It's actually called a grafonola, which is not a gramophone.
Gramophone is the big fixed ones with the huge speakers.
This grafonola has the speaker built in and of course,
made to transport.
So well put together and screaming Art Deco
and so well engineered. This little dish here holds your needles.
But when you close the lid, this rubber stopper
pushes down into the needles and keeps them in position.
And then the mark at the back, "A Hindley, Nottingham,"
which is quite close to here. I'm kind of thinking in my head here,
"Do I go vintage, go and try to sell it to a tea room?
"Or do I take it to someone who really know knows music?"
So, delightful purchase and we are going to have some fun with it,
that's for sure.
So, David's record player has him
dancing away with one purchase to his opponent's nil.
Because it seems Phil is grooving to a different beat today -
the solitary samba.
Absolute feeding frenzy, there is here.
After a little rummaging, he finally spots something
he likes the look of, but probably couldn't use himself.
-Is that right?
-Yeah. It's gorgeous.
No-one has ever said to me, "You want to buy this. It's awful."
No, but you know the value of that anyway.
-I'm not making any money at ten.
-You want a tenner for it?
-Is that the best?
-That is definitely the best.
-Oh, God, I'll give you a tenner.
-You know that.
I'll give you a tenner for it. Thank you very much indeed.
So, the sun isn't shining, I've got a deck chair that
I wouldn't even get my foot in, let alone my behind.
Why would I buy that?
Well, for £10, I think it's a real good bit of fun.
And it's the sort of thing that you are either going to sell
to someone with a young child or a great thing for a doll
or a teddy bear collector.
Well, that's what I'm hoping.
Well, with at least a modicum of...
let's say optimism, Phil wanders warily away
while David pounces in on the same stall,
spots a vintage Harrods hamper basket
and quickly spends £10 on it.
So, this is probably the closest I will ever get to receiving
a Harrods hamper.
But what a lovely thing to receive at Christmas time, something,
a gift like that would be just dreamy.
I mean, it's a very basic basket, but I love the shape of it.
That kind of D-end shape and the combination of the wicker as well.
So it's really good quality.
Date wise, almost impossible to sort of pinpoint,
so let's just call it vintage.
At ten quid, there's got to be a bit of a profit on there.
Maybe a double bubble, meaning 20 quid. Thank you very much.
So, David is sailing ahead with two buys to Phil's one.
It seems our Fox needs to get back on course and quickly.
Perhaps this compass will help.
-It looks to be off a small boat.
It looks like it's somewhere between the '50s and '60s.
Yeah, I would say so myself.
And it looks like it's got a retail value of something
between 50 and 80 quid, I would think.
Well, that's rather sporting of Phil,
letting the vendor know the market value before making an offer.
Which means I've got to try and buy it for 20, 30 quid, really.
If that's any good to you.
Hm, maybe not so sporting.
-£25 that's all I've got, really.
-I think it's worth a little bit more.
-What's the best you will do?
-I'll do 30 quid.
Go on, I'll have a deal with you. At least I'll be able
to find my way home. There we are. Thank you very much indeed.
Yes, Phil proving there that he is not a complete
fish out of water as he picks up a nautical knick-knack.
This is a ship's compass and what I love about it,
this would have been bolted to the deck of the ship or a small boat
and however stormy the seas were, you always knew that you were
heading on course.
It's an English one, there's a London maker's mark just there.
And then there is the model number there.
I've just got to hope that it is going to keep me on the
straight and narrow for a profit.
With two buys in the bag,
the Fox is working hard to navigate his way back into this competition.
Meanwhile, David is sticking to his strategy of buying vintage
and has spotted the chance to refuel with a well-used petrol can.
So, tell me about it. What do you know?
Well, this one's quite rare cos it's got an eight on it.
That was basically the price, eight shillings,
so that one was later, but the later ones never really survived.
-So, the eight means it's what?
-A gallon? Is that right?
-Yeah, I think so.
I didn't know that. OK. So, date wise, what are we thinking?
-I'd say it's about
-Are you big into this stuff, are you?
-Yeah, yeah, yeah, I like it.
I love the cap as well.
-That's a very different cap as well, actually.
It hasn't got Esso on it whereas usually they have Esso on it.
This is really good information.
-I'm going to have to try and buy this off of you, aren't I?
-It's not going to come to me at ten, is it?
-What's it going to come to me at?
-15 will be my best.
-15, I'm going to have it. Good man.
-Lots of luck to you.
# On the road again... #
You know, I do love this business
because you do genuinely learn something new every day.
And such a delight also to learn from such a young dealer
who is really passionate and knowledgeable.
Knowledge is power and power is money.
Yes, Devilish there proving that old dogs can learn new tricks,
while Phil is trying some old tricks on a new dog.
How are you?
Oh, look at you.
No, he is not for sale, Phil.
And with that, we are already at the midway point of this buying
bonanza, so let's see which one of our angels of antiques is
trumpeting their treasures and which is praying for purchases.
From a £250 budget, David has three purchases and has
spent £105, which leaves him with £145 for the rest of the day.
Phil has had a slow start
and spent just £40 on two items,
leaving him £210 in the kitty.
-David, how are you, my friend?
-All right, all right.
-Are you struggling?
-It's car boot.
Yeah, there's a lot of cars.
-Yeah, a lot of boots.
-Yeah, a lot of boots.
No, I'm finding it tough and I don't mind admitting it.
-I'm not a regular car boot goer.
And it's like a totally different society for me. I just...
-It's tough, isn't it?
-Yeah, but look around you.
At least there are people.
When we first arrived, we were the only people in the field.
-But you can't buy people.
-Yeah, but people have things to sell.
-Are we on the same programme?
-I'll go and have a look, then.
So, as our pair disappear back into the car boot chaos,
it is clear that the Fox has only one thing on his mind.
I know that David Harper is really, really good at this,
so I'm going to have to be on his case here.
What I've really got to do is focus my mind and try to find a bargain.
So, with boilers suddenly fired up, Phil goes full steam ahead
and tracks down three mounted locomotives.
These are quite fun, these, aren't they?
How much are these, please?
-I will do 15 on the lot.
-I don't actually know what they are.
Well, they are trains. I'll give you a tenner for the lot.
-Go on, then.
-There we are. You are a gentleman, thank you.
Yeah, so a £5 discount
and Phil rolls off with an arm full of nostalgia.
And if he wanted to know what a train sounds like...
Diddly-dum, diddly-dum, diddly-dum, diddly-dum.
These are just fun things.
No great age to them, probably made out of resin,
but they are just models of different trains
and there are so many train and railway memorabilia enthusiasts out
there that I'm sure there's a profit in these at £10.
I've just got to hope, really, that I don't get derailed.
Yes, let's hope so, old chap.
Now, with Phil in full stride,
it's not long before he spots his next potential purchase.
Isn't that lovely quality? How much is that?
Now, while Phil has taken to telling the car booter
the value of their items, some do come prepared.
-And how much are these?
-You know the value of the stuff, don't you? You are good.
Too good, you are. Too good.
Now, what about this ropey old thing, then?
This one is 70.
I like that.
Quite malleable, which is a good indication that it is silver.
The thing that just really doesn't help this
is this inscription just here.
"Miss Rich, in deep appreciation, Dr and Mrs FR Parrikar."
-Be lovely if that wasn't on there.
It's a nice thing that, but I can't give you 70 quid for it.
For me to get a profit out of it, it's like £45.
-OK, I will do for you 50 for that.
Thank you very much indeed.
Blimey, that £50 purchase doubles Phil's outlay so far.
So, why was he seduced by the silver?
This is bang on trend at the moment.
That's most unusual for me, but Indian and Eastern silver,
it's really, really, very, very collectible.
Now, this is silver, doesn't have a hallmark on it, so the correct
way to sell it is as Indian white metal,
but I love these designs here.
We've got all these fantastic landscapes all around.
The only thing that in a way I'm disappointed with is this cartouche,
or this shield, that is engraved.
Now, I've got a number of options here.
One is to try and find someone who's associated with
the people in here or I get it polished out.
I'm inclined just to leave it and just sell it just as it is.
I think it's a really, really lovely thing.
And with that fourth buy in the bag,
the Fox has surprised even himself.
This is really uncommon ground for me
because I've bought the things that I wanted to and I'm...
feeling quite confident about it.
This could all go horribly wrong.
Optimistic as ever.
Meanwhile, Devilish is again following in Phil's
footsteps and has been sucked in by the silver stall.
You have quite a collection of watches here.
-That one, how much would that one be?
-It is silver.
So, made in Birmingham, there's your Birmingham mark.
Date wise, it's been rubbed off.
-Can it be any cheaper for me?
-30, is that the best?
-That's the best.
Well, you can't go wrong, 30 quid for a silver pocket watch, can you?
Thank you very much indeed. I'll have that. Thank you.
I'm not a great lover of pocket watches, I've got to tell you.
Wristwatches, I absolutely adore, but pocket watches
are becoming quite fashionable with the hipsters in certain areas.
You can see, can't you, a tweed suit wearing it?
It would look pretty smart.
So, we have the Roman numerals around the face
and then the Arabic on the second-hand, solid silver.
So, at 30 quid, it's not a bad buy.
The kind of money it would make in auction, just for scrap value.
So, all right for me.
And all right for us.
Meanwhile, the Fox has been lured in by an Edwardian napkin ring.
-I will let you have it for a pound.
-A pound? Are you sure? Pound?
-If you think it's worth more, you must give me more.
I will leave it to you.
I think it's worth more, but I don't want to give you more.
Yes, that's the Phil we all know,
but the lady hasn't quite finished with the Fox.
With conditions attached.
-Go on, then. What's that?
-I want a kiss.
ROMANTIC MUSIC PLAYS
Well, a pound and a kiss, but has Phil really got a bargain?
What a really, really lovely lady. And she sold me a pure profit here.
The real sad thing for me is if you see that number five there,
this would have originally been a case set of six silver rings
and now there's only one left.
So where the other five are, Lord knows.
But I think this is lovely and this is typical of the period.
The way it's got these scrolls and flower heads on it.
No great weight there. In terms of scrap silver...
there's probably less than an ounce. So in today's market,
that's about £8, but that's far too good to go in the melting pot.
Mm...that lip-smacking deal puts Phil up five items to David's four
and he soon adds a sixth to his selection
when he trades a £5 note for a somewhat tired-looking chair.
And as we reach the final throes of today's forage for the finest,
the race is on to find the best this car boot has left to offer.
-Please tell me that's an Elvis onesie.
-Have you ever worn it?
-Once and once only.
-Once, everybody laughed at me.
-Did they? No, I'm so surprised(!)
I mean, it looks quite big. Can I have a closer look at it?
I mean, I will let you handle it
-cos it's quite a valuable object, I'm sure.
-There you go.
You know, I think that's quite stylish, don't you? Seriously.
-It is very stylish.
-How much is it?
You know, where else in the world would you buy a second-hand
Elvis onesie than a car boot?
Ugh, nowhere, David, nowhere.
I think I've just got to have it. There's no negotiating here.
Thank you very much indeed.
So, a cheeky £2 deal and Devilish gets to live out a lifelong dream.
I really just don't know what to say apart from...
Yeah, viva Las Vegas, David.
It's amazing, I've bought all my objects and people are still here!
That's really quite rare because car boots seem to just,
from nowhere, close up and everybody disappears.
I've bought some good things, but my favourite is the music system,
the grafonola, or as we like to call it in the trade,
Well, Harper may have crossed the finish line first,
but it seems the Fox hasn't given up on the race
as he pulls over for a pit stop, spends £8
and pulls away with a modern Scalextric set.
This really does throw me back to my childhood -
and yes, I can remember that long ago -
when my dad bought me one of these model racing sets.
I think they're really cool, really wicked.
Now, there's no age to this at all.
At £8, I think this is really, really cheap
and you know, I'm a real car man.
I know enough car people
and I reckon I could sell that to one of them.
Then I can get to have a go on it as well. Ha-ha!
Yeah, you big kid, you.
And with that, our pilgrimage of purchasing is at an end,
so let's see what they spent at the car boot.
From £250, David bought five items
and spent over half his budget, £137.
Phil wanted some bargains today and he got more for less.
Seven items cost him £114.
But before they part ways, there's time for a little show and tell.
Wow, gosh, Phil. I mean, we could set up our own car boot stall here.
So what's your best buy?
Oh, without a doubt, this baby here. I love it to bits.
You know, think of a picnic, sunshine, wonderful,
-great atmospheric sort of thing.
-How much was it?
-It's not car boot money, is it?
-Well, I love this.
-This is my dearest buy. A little piece of Indian silver.
£50. Which was your cheapest lot?
-Oh, I bought a proper car boot purchase...
-..and I think you are going to love it.
-What was that?
Elvis Presley onesie for £2.
I would rather have my little hallmarked, silver
napkin ring for a pound.
That's a car boot buy.
I'll tell you one thing, I think
your onesie that you paid a twosie for that could be a 50 p-sie, mate.
I would be very pleased with a 50 p-sie, to be honest.
-Good luck, mate.
-And we are going to need some luck with this one.
-We really are.
They may be concerned about selling their booty, but sell it they must.
And so, our rummaging rascals hoof it home
to plan their attack.
They need to line up deep-pocketed buyers
and then haggle their way to victorious profit.
Back at his Worcestershire lair,
Phil is assessing his arsenal.
My best lot was undoubtedly this little Indian silver trophy.
That's a really, really good quality thing.
It's flavour of the month at the moment and I'm hoping that
someone is going to show me a profit on my outlay.
The trains, I think lots and lots of people collect train
memorabilia, so I'm hoping there's a profit in those.
The deck chair is clearly way, way too small for me,
so I'm going to have to try and find someone that will fit into it.
The chair, it was a weaker moment.
£5 and you can't even sit in it.
Might be in trouble with that.
Yes, that could be tricky.
And Phil also has to find buyers for his ship's compass,
his Edwardian napkin ring and his racing set.
Over at Harper Hall, David seems happier with his purchases.
Wow, I'll tell you what, what an odd collection.
The petrol tin, I love it.
Great pal of mine has two wonderfully exotic cars.
He wants to build a collection of motorbilia,
so that will find a home.
And then the grafonola, it is just magic
and on rooting around inside the box,
I found spare needles.
There must be about 100 in there, which is fantastic.
Finally, the silver pocket watch.
I would love sell to this to somebody who is going to use it.
In some quarters, it's quite fashionable now to wear
kind of Edwardian-type clothing.
So, quite an interesting bunch of stuff.
So, David also needs to line up buyers for his vintage hamper
and not forgetting his Elvis onesie.
Both our experts are raring to go, hitting the phones,
the internet and the road in a bid to turn their purchases
into profit and accumulate the most money for their chosen charities.
But no deal is sealed until they have shaken on it
and the money has changed hands.
Phil is starting his selling spree on his home turf of Worcestershire.
And not only is he taking a trip down memory lane,
but he is also going back to school.
# Hey, teacher!
# Leave those kids alone. #
Now, I know you might find it hard to believe that I was educated,
but I did go RGS Worcester and I am at their prep department to see
if I can find someone who is going to fit in my little deck chair.
Now, please bear with Phil,
he may be slightly disorientated as the chalk and slate of his youth
has been replaced by modern pens and paper.
And look, Phil, it's all in colour!
The child's deck chair cost Phil a tenner.
And he is hoping headmistress Laura Brown can find a home for it.
-Hello, pleased to see you.
-Good to see you. How are you?
-Lovely to see you. How are you today?
-I'm back at school.
-I know. Welcome.
-Who have they got for lesson?
with our lovely Dragonflies, our reception class.
I've got to tell you, I was never ever this well-behaved.
-I bet you were.
-No, no. I know I wasn't.
Look what I've brought.
I was kind of thinking you could use it in a school play or, you know,
some sort of creative role, like that, really.
For this age group children, we do a lot of role-plays
and this summer, this classroom will set up a beach.
What we are trying to do is really make the learning fun
and really bring the learning to life for them.
And this deck chair would be just brilliant.
Well, I was hoping I might get, well, I don't know, £30, £35 for it?
What's your best price?
I'm going to give you my very best, one-off price.
-Go on, you're very, very best.
-Just for you. 20 quid.
-Done. Thank you very much.
Phil has doubled his money making a studious £10 profit.
Now, are you sitting comfortably?
An antique is a really, really old thing.
How old do you think I am?
-Well, I think you are all being rotten to me.
I like you.
I'm nice Phil and I am in competition with a man called
That's the very one.
And I've got to sell my antiques for more money than him.
-So, who do we want to win?
And they all lived happily ever after.
Yes, and while Jackanory Phil is in a moneymaking mood,
he makes it two-in-a-row when he sells his broken 19th-century
chair to antiques dealer David in Ledbury.
-So, a tenner?
A gentleman. Thank you so much.
Making a fiver profit and doubling his money again.
So, wily Phil is in the lead.
But revving his engine and ready to fight back, it's our David.
He has brought the vintage petrol can to show car enthusiast Indy
and hopes he can motor away with more than the £15 he paid for it.
-This is one of the best man caves I've ever seen.
-It is great.
-You clearly love your cars, Indy.
I do. I like my classic cars.
I think classic cars have a lot more character.
Now, Indy, this is a fantastic man cave, but it could be perfect.
What you need is a collection of man-tiques.
This is a prime example of the kind of thing that you want.
I have been interested in some vintage memorabilia
and this looks quite good.
So, tell me a little bit about it.
Well, it's probably '40s or 1950s, something like that.
It's been repainted, but I think you can see
evidence of its earlier, original paint underneath.
It has definitely seen better days, though, David.
You're not going to put petrol in it, are you?
Absolutely not because it's probably going to come out of the bottom
-with all the holes.
-Oh, I didn't spot that.
It's a nice piece of memorabilia, isn't it?
-I guess you have a price in mind.
-Well, I was thinking 35.
-I was thinking more of a tenner, really, David.
-Ten?! Oh, my gosh.
-Let's do it for 30.
I'll tell you what I'll do. £20 and a blast in the Cobra.
We will make it 25, plus a blast on a nice summer's day.
£22 and a blast in the Cobra.
-And is lunch on you?
-I'll do lunch as well.
-Why don't I give you a taste and start the car up now?
-Fire the baby up.
-Let's do it.
-ENGINE REVS LOUDLY
Goodness me, that's a noisy £7 profit
and the promise of a summer joyride.
He revs up his coffers even more when he sells his vintage basket
to gift hamper businesswoman Emma.
Goodness' sake. Are you going to throw in a pie?
-I'll give you a pie.
Selling it for £22.50,
which makes just over £12 profit and two sales all.
Staying on the home turf and under the cover of darkness,
Phil has hatched a plan for his unusual piece of Indian silverware.
Worcester isn't only famous for its sauce,
but also its curry houses. And I'm here to see a man here
and I hope that not only is he going to buy this off me,
he's also going to tell me what it is.
Wow, this is very nice.
All this decoration is Indian, Asiatic in design?
It is very traditional Indian design.
-An overlapping relief, isn't it?
-This is 19th century, isn't it?
So, this possibly would have been made of silver rupees or
-something like that.
-Yes. This is silver rupees.
There's no hallmark on it. Is that meant to look like an Indian village
-with these trees and these fronds here?
-Yes, all this...
The houses, this is India.
-This is the Middle East.
-So, what would it have been used for?
Back in the days, there was no aftershave, no perfumes.
-So, what did they do with that?
-So, they used to burn a tree,
-a tree called oud.
-An oud tree.
Very, very scented, very expensive.
It used to be used only in the king families, royal families.
No-one else could afford this kind of thing.
-So, is that something that would interest you?
-I do collect these.
It's getting better by the minute, this does.
Well, lucky old Foxy, without even knowing what it was,
he has stumbled across a collector.
I was hoping I might sell it for something around like £120,
something like that.
I'll give you 80 quid.
What about if I split the difference with you?
-You done? You are a good man. Thank you very much indeed.
That £100 deal gives Phil a £50 profit
and he doubles his money again!
That is not to be sniffed at.
Feel like I could do with a bit of oud myself at the minute, actually.
I have got some, actually. I use that quite a lot.
-And you use this now at home?
-Yeah, I use it instead of perfume.
-Oh, that's lovely.
And with the sweet smell of success tantalizing his nostrils,
Phil moves onto his Edwardian napkin ring,
selling it to silver collector Roddy.
Why don't we say 21?
Do you know what? I like the profit margin in that.
-It's good, isn't it?
That's a cracking return on Phil's £1 investment,
making him a profit of £20 and
pushing him further into the lead
with four sales to David's one.
Well, that's a really good mark-up.
Who knows, I might even win.
The Fox is hoping for victory,
but as we've reached the halfway mark, how are the figures looking?
Trailing slightly, David has done two deals
and has a profit of £19.50 in his pocket,
but in the lead, Phil has sold four of the seven items,
racking up a solid starting profit of £85.
So, ever-cunning Phil has sweet-talked his way into an early
lead, but David is not going down without a fight. Oh, no.
He is headed to Kent and he is ready turn the tables with his turntable.
Right, well, I've come to see my friend Paul Rudd.
Now Paul is a music producer and he lives and breathes music.
So, of all people I know, this thing should be right up his street.
The grafonola cost him £80,
but can spin doctor David groove off with a profit?
Now, you are big into music. You're passionate about music.
I am indeed.
This is state-of-the-art, transportable music,
-circa 1920s, 1930s.
-In remarkable condition.
-It's surprising, isn't it?
-Yeah. Something like this I'd expect it
-to be a lot bigger.
-Are you ready?
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This definitely would create a talking point.
-The condition of it is brilliant.
-It's actually remarkable.
But I do actually like collecting old sort of music memorabilia
things and something like this would just be great.
These discs are actually thrown in.
David Harper's best hits?
Can I tempt you?
What would something like this sort of be worth?
If I said to you 160, I don't think you would go far wrong.
I'd be happy, I'll say, 130.
I'll meet you at 145.
-140 and you got a deal.
-Thank you very much.
Thank you, Paul.
David is back in the race with that £60 profit
and that is music to his ears.
Phil is back in Gloucestershire, still in the lead
and hoping his next sale will keep him on track.
When I bought these, I knew I had got to find a train buff
and here I have and here I am
at Norchard Station on the Dean Forest Railway.
The Fox is hoping train buff Chris will give him
a profitable return on his £10 stake,
but we'll need to steam in with a charming sales pitch.
Now, you must be Chris. Good to see you, my friend.
Let me just put it down.
Now, that engine looks absolutely fantastic.
-Are you a volunteer here?
Yes, I'm a fireman here at the Dean Forest Railway.
-Fireman, don't put out fires.
-Yeah, so you are the shoveller.
-That sounds like hard work to me.
-It is hard work at times.
-My interest in this, really,
is that as a child, I used to travel on a steam railway.
It was fantastic, you know?
And that probably just shows how old I am, really.
Well, I bought these in a car boot, I know nothing about them.
Go on, tell me what you think.
My guess is they might be ten years old. Is that a fair comment?
Yeah, that would be about right, I think.
And now, here's a loaded question, what would they have cost?
-£10, £15 each at the time.
-Well, that's not too bad.
-I was kind of hoping I might get ten quid apiece for them.
I'd be thinking more 20, 25.
-£25 is your best offer?
-I'm going to take that. There is a proviso.
-And what's that?
-Can I have a go on the train?
-You are more than welcome.
Oh, come on, then!
Phil chugs further into the lead with that £15 profit
and transforms from antiques ace dealer
to locomotive fab controller.
Yeah, FAB controller.
And determined to continue on his route to victory, he sets sail for
Malvern to show his vintage ship's compass to antiques dealer Jeremy.
-Is 55 any use to you?
-I'm going to shake your hand, sir.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
Navigating his way to a £25 profit,
that's six items sold to David's three.
But now Devilish is taking his silver pocket watch
to fashionable Savile Row.
It cost him £30, but will tailor William Hunt think
it's the next big thing?
-Now, you've got to be William Hunt.
-William, very nice to meet you.
-Very good to meet you.
I see you are just dressing up a suit here.
-Nice to see the chain.
-What's this all about?
It started out as a piece of jewellery, we brought the chains at
first and the guys wanted the watches to go with it.
-So we brought them in and it just adorns the suit beautifully.
These are sort of jewellery pieces.
-I'd like something a bit more...
-Something with a bit more pedigree?
-As opposed to a brand-new one.
-Something that's been around a bit.
-OK. I can give you something
-with pedigree. Does it matter if it works?
-Would be nice.
Right, it would be. That's a bit of a problem, then. Isn't it lovely?
-Oh, it's got some weight on it.
-It's solid silver, made in 1918.
At the end of the period where pocket watches
were made in big numbers.
It's a connection to the past and if that could tell a story,
by Gosh, could it tell one.
The war ended in '18, it was made in '18, it could have been there.
So, what are we talking?
I've got to haggle. I think 50 is about right.
-I'll do 70.
-Let's do what gentlemen do and meet in the middle.
You know what we do. 60 quid. It is a pleasure.
David has doubled his money,
making £30 profit and he is delighted.
Doesn't get much better than that.
Back in Malvern, Phil is hoping to get into
pole position with his final sale, the racing set.
He found out it wasn't a collector's item
and would be best sold as a starter kit, so he is taking it to show
dealer friend Lee and his nine-year-old son, AJ.
-So, you are not a train man. You are a car man.
That's the good stuff. Now, I've bought this at a car boot
and I'll you what it cost me. It was £8
and I've paid a pound and I've had it PAT tested.
-There are the cars. What do you think of those?
Wow, they look good, don't they? Very sporty.
Go on, then. You're the man.
So far, so good.
AJ might think it looks cool, but as everyone knows when buying
your first car, you really ought to take it out for a test drive.
-Does he let you win?
-What do you reckon, AJ?
-Do you like it?
-We'll have some fun with this, won't we?
As long as he lets his dad win on the odd occasion.
And it will get him away from his video games.
What do you think it's worth?
It's probably worth as much as AJ has got in his pocket.
-Or in his piggy bank. What do you reckon?
-Oh, he's got to pay for it?
If I ask you £19, is that going to be fair?
I think that's fair, don't you?
-I'm going to shake your hand, AJ. You are a gentleman.
And Lee, thank you very much cos I've got a sneaky feeling
-you might be paying for this.
Well, at least Phil kept on track,
he is £10 up and he is first past the chequered flag.
But has he hung onto his lead in terms of profit?
Now, with just his two-quid Elvis onesie left to sell,
it is up to David to get this competition all shook up.
He is back in London searching for the perfect buyer
and my goodness me, this chap looks familiar.
-Oh, you've got to be Jim.
Now, how did I pick you out of a busy cafe like this?
-It's the shirt, isn't it?
There is a remarkable resemblance.
So how long have you been an Elvis impersonator?
Discovered Elvis when I was a little kid, first music I ever heard.
And when I came out of school, didn't know what to do with myself,
-I just thought, "Why not do Elvis?"
So, I'm still doing it now 13 years later.
What kind of value would an original jumpsuit have?
-Anywhere between £50, maybe even up to £150,000.
-So you know your stuff when it comes to jumpsuits.
-I do, I do.
-I want a competition here. Your jumpsuit versus my jumpsuit.
And it is time to say goodbye to Jim because tonight viewers,
he is going to be Elvis.
-Hello, there. Sir, you wanted to speak to me.
Wow. That is one cracking jumpsuit, I've got to say.
-Thank you very much. Thank you.
-Please sit down, please sit down.
Is it worth a lot of money?
Yeah, I'd say it's about 3,500.
-OK, close your eyes. I'm going to roll the baby out.
Feast your eyes on that!
You know, I wear this on stage,
-but I don't have anything to wear in bed.
-So, a bed suit.
-Now you are talking.
-I like it for what it is. I can see it.
-I can see the vision.
Are you happy to give me £4 to take this baby away?
-Yeah. Let's do that.
Thank you. Thank you very much.
Well, David avoided heartbreak hotel,
making a final profit of £2.
AS ELVIS: That's all right.
Well, that is it. I am all sold up
and what a way to end my final object sold to the king, baby!
You old hound dog.
Remember, Phil was in the lead at the halfway point,
but has David overtaken?
Before we reveal the winner,
let's have a quick reminder of how much they spent at the car boot.
From their £250 budget,
David bought five items costing £137.
Phil made seven purchases and spent a total of £115,
including PAT testing, but who has made the most profit?
All the money that David and Phil made will go to
charities of their choice.
So without further ado, let's find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-David, how are you?
-This reminds me of the car boot.
-Well, it's not quite as misty.
-Well, it's wet, isn't it?
-Tell me, that Elvis thingy...
-Oh, the onesie.
You loved that, didn't you, Phil? Tell the truth.
-No. It was absolutely dreadful.
-It got two quid profit.
-But I sold it to the King.
-I thought he was dead.
-He is alive and kicking.
-And what about that music thingamajig job?
-I sold it to a music producer, a friend of mine.
-A big profits?
Good profit. Let's get back you. We are car men.
I love my car sets, but I think I've turned.
It is time to come out, really, for me.
Oh, well, please.
I've always been a car man,
-I'm into trains as well. I like them.
-Oh, I'm sorry.
I'm really sorry. No, no. I was thinking something else.
-Come on, let's do this.
-Profit wise, have we made lots of money?
-I doubt it. One.
-Oh, you got me, you double rat.
-How has that happened?
-I have no idea. Tell me about trains, then.
Really, so what you do is you get on there,
and it you get coal and you just keep chucking it in...
Yes, Phil 'The Fox' Serrell is the today's winner
and it was the trophy that sealed his victory.
Well, what a double surprise that was
because I won by £20 and I don't know how on earth I did that
cos I really thought David would win.
And I've turned from cars to trains.
He has pipped me by about £24, which doesn't sound much,
but in the world of car boot, that's a lot of money,
even though I bought some cracking items.
The Elvis onesie, how could I have lost?!
Yes, never fear, David will have the chance to fight back tomorrow
when he takes on Phil at auction.