Christina Trevanion v Mark Stacey - UK Antiques Fair Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is


Christina Trevanion v Mark Stacey - UK Antiques Fair

Antiques challenge. Christina Trevanion and Mark Stacey make the trip to Newark as they are challenged to spend £750 of their own money on antiques and make a profit.


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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,

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the show that pitches TV's best-loved antique experts

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against each other in an all-out battle for profit.

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Let's make hay while that sun shines.

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

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daily challenge...

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I've got a heavy profit here.

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..putting their reputations on the line.

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Who's there?

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They'll give you the insider's view of the trade...

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HE GROWLS

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..along with their top tips and savvy secrets...

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That could present a problem.

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..showing you how to make the most money...

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Ready for battle.

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..from buying and selling.

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Get in there!

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Coming up, Christina Trevanion meets her match...

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I ain't dropping it no more,

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no matter how much you stand there batting your eyes.

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..Mark Stacey hits the big time.

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And who knows, I might have found something by Faberge.

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And will this little piggy ever find a home?

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I was hoping to get about £150 for him.

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Oh, 150? Deary me.

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Oh, really...!

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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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Welcome, antiques aficionados and foraging fans,

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to a mighty contest of the collectables.

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Where a pair of trade experts take up

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arms against each other, in a scrap for the biggest profit.

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And today, we have two of telly's most terrific tusslers.

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For your delectation and delight,

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in the blue corner is a welterweight of the wares,

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it's Mark "The Maverick" Stacey!

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Who's a pretty boy, then?

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And in the red corner is an auctioneer with all the right moves.

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She's Shropshire's own, Christina "The Magpie" Trevanion!

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Who dares, wins.

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This pair of shooting stars will be colliding in Lincoln antiques fair,

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where they'll be putting £750 worth of their own money on the line,

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with all the profits destined for their chosen charities.

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So, Mark Stacey and Christina Trevanion, take to your corners,

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it's time to put your money where your mouth is.

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Good morning, Christina. What are we doing here?

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-Look at this.

-You look frozen, but you're all wrapped up, looking gorgeous.

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-Well, I've got my thermals on.

-Have you? So have I.

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Long johns, vest, everything.

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Oh, my goodness, £750 to spend.

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-I mean, look, it looks huge.

-Are you going to spend it all?

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-Oh, I don't know.

-I feel in a spending mood.

-Oh, you tease.

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-Yes, I feel there's going to be something big in this fair.

-Really?

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-Something big to suit Mark Stacey.

-I hope so.

-Do you think it'll be pink?

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-Well, I'd hope so. Shall we go and find out?

-Let's.

-Come on.

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So, Mark wants to shell out on something big and pink - fabulous.

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And Christina wearing long johns - not so fabulous.

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But she may have made the right decision,

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as the weather today is downright drab.

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Even though the weather is not quite what you'd expect in the Bahamas,

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it is what you expect in Lincoln.

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And I hope they'll be in a mood to sell, and sell at a right price.

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Yes, ever optimistic,

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Mark is bravely battling the great British downpour.

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And Christina also seems undeterred by the elements.

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It may be cold and wet and, frankly, horrible out there,

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but it hasn't dampened my spirits.

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I'm feeling super-competitive today, so let's go shopping.

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So, both our buyers are keeping calm and carrying on.

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And it's Mark who's first to pick up the scent of a potential

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profit packer, in the form of some porcelain poodles.

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Oh, these are rather kitsch, aren't they?

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Well, that's one word for them.

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I mean, I love this. I mean, look at him.

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Look at that face, how could you not fall in love with it?

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And he's smoking his pipe and he's got his umbrella here.

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They're made in Italy, they're probably 1950s or '70s.

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They do look in fairly good condition.

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The problem with these sort of things is, there's so much

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complication in the design, you're bound to find the odd little chip.

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Darling, can I have a quick word with you? I love these poodles.

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-They're very kitsch, aren't they?

-They are so kitsch, aren't they? I think they're rather fun.

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I was thinking of trying to sell them to the poodle parlour.

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-That would be rather fun, wouldn't it?

-Good thinking.

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-What could you do for the three, do you think?

-Is 30 any good?

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I think we're getting close, because I was thinking more of 20.

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-It is wet and miserable.

-How about 25?

-25 quid for the three.

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-I think we'll call that the first deal. Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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And with that, Mark is off the starter's marks,

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£25 lighter and three porcelain poodles heavier.

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I think that's a bargain, don't you?

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Where can you buy three pedigree dogs for 25 quid?

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Perhaps the question should be, where could you sell three

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pedigree dogs for more than £25?

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Well, meanwhile, out in the rain,

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Christina has found a way to brighten up her day.

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Look at these!

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I mean, you couldn't get further away from thinking about a margarita on a beach today, could you?

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But that looks fantastic, doesn't it?

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Look at all those colours in there.

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They haven't got a huge amount of age to them,

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but I'm thinking if I sold them to a bar or a nightclub,

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they would look pretty cool as a bit of an interior design piece.

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How much have you got on the signs?

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-£120 each.

-£120 each.

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And where are they from?

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-Because they haven't got a huge amount of age to them, have they?

-No. Not at all.

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-They're just nice, interior bits.

-They're made by Mexican artisan families,

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who grabbed what metal they can and...

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-So, it's premium upcycling, if you like?

-Definitely, definitely.

-Oh, cool.

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So would there be any flexibility on that price, Peter?

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-I could do £100 each.

-£100 each?

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OK, well, I like the margarita one. Would you be open to 80?

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I'm afraid not. No.

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-I'd like to nudge it under 100, if I can.

-99?

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-That is...

-99.99, I could do.

-Peter.

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-97?

-97, 97.

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-97, it's a deal. Thank you very much.

-Margarita.

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Margarita! Please!

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So, with £23 off the ticket price, Christina thinks she's bagged a bargain.

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And across the fair, that's exactly what Mark is after as well.

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Lots of bits and pieces here. I just feel there may be something.

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Nothing is grabbing my attention.

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You've got to look at everything at fairs like this, because lurking in amongst all the

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bits and pieces, there may just be something important.

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Not on this occasion.

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They're Worcester.

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-80 quid, the pair.

-Gosh, really?

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-And what about this?

-160, the pair. They're unusual.

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-I thought they were going to be a bargain.

-Well, they are.

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It was going so well, wasn't it?

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Back to the drawing board, I think.

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Poor old Mark, he can't seem to catch a break.

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Oh, gosh.

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Christina, however, has a mischievous glint in her eye.

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So, I think I might have a little bit of a sneaky advantage

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over Mark here, but sssh! Don't tell him.

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There's store holders here that I've met recently

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and they specialise in beautiful leather boxes.

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There's one in particular that I'm quite interested in.

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Look at this.

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Shabby, tatty,

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needs a lot of work.

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Old box, right?

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Wrong. Look at this.

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This is a beautiful, leather covered cartridge case.

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And if we look inside, we can see that it would've had divisions originally.

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It would've held shotgun cartridges.

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So, leather covered example, but the magic for me

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is this lettering on the front here.

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It says, "F Mainwaring, Oteley, Ellesmere."

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Ellesmere is about five minutes away from where I live in Shropshire.

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And if I can't find a new home for this in Shropshire, nobody can.

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-Can I talk to you about this box?

-You can, my love.

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-Now, it's a bit tatty.

-It's scruffy.

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I quite like that it's a bit scruffy.

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You've got £85 on it, what could be your very best?

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A tenner off it, 75 quid.

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All right, that's a fair price and I'm prepared to pay it.

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-Thank you so much. You're an angel.

-Thank you.

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So, Christina gets the price, pays the dealer

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and she's away with her second purchase under her belt.

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Mark has finally stopped flapping

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and has picked up a few pieces of silver.

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I like this little pair of beakers, I suppose you'd call them.

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They are silver gilt.

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And they do have Russian hallmarks on them.

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84 standard.

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You do have to be careful with Russian silver these days,

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because there is a lot of reproduction pieces.

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Particularly with the enamel work on them,

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after such famous designers as Carl Faberge.

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These, to me, look quite interesting.

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I mean, they're very nicely chased.

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This decoration we call chasing on here, with the scales.

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And they've been gilded as well.

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And they're gilded inside.

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So they would have taken some sort of alcoholic liquid, I suppose.

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Not that I'd know anything about alcoholic liquids, you understand.

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No, of course you don't(!)

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So, the dealer says they are £75 each.

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But he said if I buy the two, that I can have them for 120.

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I think I'm going to have a go at those, I rather like them.

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I think they're quite interesting.

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And who knows? I might have found something by Faberge.

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Let's hope it's Carl and not Beryl.

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Oh, yes.

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Beryl Faberge, Carl Faberge's aunt, no doubt.

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Not so good with silver, but she did make a lovely cup of tea.

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Now, Christina isn't known as "The Magpie" for nothing.

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Oh, I just can't help myself.

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Our jewellery expert is unable to resist the call of the small,

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-shiny items.

-Look at him!

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Is there any chance I could just have a little look at that

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-little silver pincushion there?

-The piggy?

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Yeah. Very sweet. So we've got a little silver pincushion.

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Usually early 20th century.

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Is this one hallmarked? He's not...

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-I think he's marked "Sterling".

-Oh, he is, isn't he?

-Yes.

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-So not British hallmarked.

-It would be wonderful if he was hallmarked.

-Wouldn't it just?

-Yeah.

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-The icing on the cake that would be, wouldn't it?

-Everybody wants the hallmark.

-Exactly.

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-So, we've got £98 on him.

-Yeah.

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-Hallmarked, it would be 150.

-Yeah, exactly.

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What could be your best price on him?

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-70?

-Is there any chance you could nudge...

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nudge any more? Nudge, nudge, nudge.

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-OK, we'll do it for 60 and that's it.

-SHE SNORTS

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-£60?

-£60.

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-I'm a happy girl at £60. Thank you.

-Wonderful.

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That's very kind.

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With three purchases to Mark's two,

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Christina is as happy as a pig in Shropshire with her porky purchase.

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Mark is also on a farming bint, as he finds a piece of kitsch glassware.

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Look what I've just found.

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Isn't that rather fun?

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It's press moulded glass.

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Can you guess what you might use it for?

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Hmm, is it some kind of glass chicken hat?

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It's to put eggs in, on the side in the kitchen. You keep your eggs there.

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And it's rather fun. It's quite nicely modelled.

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I can't feel any chips or cracks.

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I've just noticed that says, "Any items on this table, £10."

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Which I still think is too much for this.

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-That's rather kitsch, isn't it?

-Yes.

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-You put your eggs in it, I think, on the side, don't you?

-Yeah.

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I rather like that. I don't think it's terribly old.

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-Can it be a fiver?

-Yeah.

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Oh, we're on a roll. £5.

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-I'll have it for a fiver, I think it's rather fun.

-Yeah.

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-And I'm sure I can find a buyer for that.

-Thank you very much.

-That's great.

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-If you could gift-wrap it, it would be lovely.

-I will gift-wrap it for you.

-See you later. I love that.

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It's a really quirky item and I think, hopefully,

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I could get maybe 20, 25 quid for it.

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So, for a fiver investment, it's not bad, is it?

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HE LAUGHS

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Well, with both dealers scrambling to find the bargains,

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we've come to the midway point of buying.

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So, let's take a look at what they've spent so far.

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From a £750 budget, Mark has picked up three purchases and has

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spent £150, leaving him with £600

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still burning a hole in his pocket.

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Christina has also bought three items, totalling £232.

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Meaning she has £518 to spend.

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-Christina, what have you done? You've stopped the rain. Well done.

-Have I?

-Yes, it's gone.

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-I thought that when you arrived, the sunshine would come out.

-It only shines on the righteous.

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That's true, that's why it's cloudy.

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-Yeah, exactly.

-I do lots of jumping around.

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-We've been buying.

-I've been spending like water.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

-Are you regretting any of it?

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-Not yet, but I might do tonight.

-THEY LAUGH

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-How about you, are you spending up?

-I haven't spent a huge amount.

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I spent one decent amount on something that I think is

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-quite interesting.

-Oh.

-I hope.

-Oh, I like it.

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-How intriguing.

-But I still need to spend more.

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-OK. Go on, you get spending. I look forward to seeing that thing when we get back.

-And you.

-Bye.

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Both our experts are putting on friendly faces

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and keen to get back to the job in hand.

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But competitive Mark still has his eye on the ultimate

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goal of winning the competition.

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I want to try and find something a little bit more substantial.

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I've got a few cheap lots that should give me,

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percentage-wise, quite a lot of profit.

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But in order to try and win, you have to find that

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item that is going to make you a couple of hundred pound profit.

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Will I do it?

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And while Mark's worried he may not have flashed enough cash

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to win the competition, Christina is feeling the complete opposite.

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I'm a little bit anxious, because Mark tells me he's not spending a huge amount of money.

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Whereas, I, on the other hand, seem to be spending money like it's going out of fashion.

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However, as far as I'm concerned, who dares, wins.

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And on that plucky note,

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Christina homes in on an item completely out of her comfort zone.

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-What about your MG grille?

-150. It's off a 1950s MG Magnette, I think.

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Or MG TF, I'm not quite sure.

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We could be talking German,

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I don't know what that means.

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-It's like a sporty old car.

-Ah, OK, I know that. OK.

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That is quite fun.

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I mean, it's got that iconic logo on the front of it, hasn't it?

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-Yeah.

-It's quite fun, isn't it?

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-I mean, it's a bit of a boy's toy.

-Yeah.

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It's got your name all over it.

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SHE LAUGHS

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-What could be your very best on that?

-125.

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-Your very best.

-115.

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-Cold hard cash.

-115.

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-95 and you've got a deal.

-Go on, then.

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-90 and you've got a deal.

-No, that's not a deal.

-80 and you've got a deal.

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-That's the worst deal in the world.

-95?

-Yeah. There you go.

-£95.

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-It's a pleasure.

-What have I just done?

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Yes, it seems Christina is dead set on throwing caution - and cash - to the wind.

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But why?

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I think it's a really iconic looking thing.

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I love this combination of this chrome and this wonderful logo here.

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It's very Art Deco, it's very funky.

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And I'm hoping I'll be able to find an enthusiast who will like it as much as I do.

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So, Christina has taken the lead, but only momentarily.

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As Mark is quick to respond, when he does a double purchase -

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picking up a teapot and a dish for £50 in total.

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The first item is quite charming, it's Chinese.

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Generally what we refer to as famille rose ware.

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This is because of these pinks and greens on the pattern here.

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If it had been an early 19th-century one, it would be used

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as a chestnut basket for the dining table.

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It would have had a stand to go with it.

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This, I think, is probably early 20th century, 1900, 1910.

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The other item, I love. I've never bought one of these.

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They're known as barge ware teapots.

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And I presume that they were used on barges that went up

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and down the canal system in the UK.

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Made in Staffordshire about 1870, 1880, I suppose.

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I love the little plaque here. "A present to a friend."

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All these little bits are cut out the clay and then stuck on and fired.

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The handle is missing, the spout's broken.

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This spout is chipped.

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And you're wondering why I bought it. Well, I just love it.

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And they're not terribly common any more.

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You don't see them as often as you used to.

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I think if I can find a nice, quintessential English

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country tearoom, what better item to put on your shelf?

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And maybe even have a cream tea at the same time.

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Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?

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Hmm, yes, it does.

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Mark has clearly found his pace,

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as he quickly moves on to his next item.

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What sort of price is your folio stand?

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-I'll take 125 for this.

-125?

-Beautiful.

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-Irish, it is.

-Where's it from in Ireland?

-It came out of a house,

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-in Bantry House, outside County Cork.

-Oh, right.

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I'd like to go a bit lower than that, if I can.

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110, because it's you.

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I'd be really comfortable if it was 95.

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-You're a hard man. There you go.

-You are kind.

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Thank you so much. Basically, it's a folio stand.

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And you've got to imagine a grand house in the 19th century,

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you would have a library.

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You would want to show that you were a man of learning.

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So, after dinner, you would come in and show your friends

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your latest acquisition in prints.

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And you'd house it in something like this.

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This happens to be a fairly simple, mahogany one.

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It has, certainly, sort of a Regency look about it.

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I think it's probably been made up a bit.

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I'm thinking maybe somebody with a nice art shop.

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If they're selling a lot of big prints, you could stack quite

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a lot of them up in here, and they would be something

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elegant for somebody to look through while they were thinking of buying.

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So, Mark already has plans to find a buyer for his folio.

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Meanwhile, Christina has her eye on a glass cabinet.

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What have you got on your display cabinet?

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Because that looks quite smart as well.

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The best I could do that is 160.

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-It's a nice cabinet.

-It is, isn't it?

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Look at that step base, that's very Art Deco, isn't it? Is it oak?

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It is oak, yes.

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Oak. And glazed all the way round, which is quite nice.

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-You've got one shelf in there.

-There's one missing.

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The shelf, it wouldn't cost a fortune to replace, would it?

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-Probably about 30, 40 quid.

-It's got nice little clasps there.

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I'm thinking, if I were to sell it to an antique centre or something

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like that, they could put a little lock on one side, couldn't they?

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-Yeah.

-So, what would be your very best on it?

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-Very best...

-Very best.

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The best I could do is 150, I can't go any less.

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-I've got to make a profit.

-Can you nudge it, nudge it?

-No, no. I can't nudge it.

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-Go on.

-No.

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Oh, looks like Christina may have met her match with this bloke.

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130, best price, I ain't dropping it no more,

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no matter how much you stand there batting your eyes.

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Batting my eyes?

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Yes, he's got her number.

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130 quid, that is rock bottom.

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-120 and you've got a deal.

-125 and you've got a deal?

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-120 and you've got a deal.

-125.

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-120, I'm a woman that sticks to my guns.

-No, you've beaten me down enough.

-120?

-No.

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-Cold hard cash.

-Go on, if it's cash.

-120?

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-120.

-It's a deal.

-Deal.

-Thank you.

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Yes, Christina proving there that with sticking to your guns,

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and perhaps a little batting of the eyelids,

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you really can get the price you want.

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Now, she's all bought up.

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But Mark has caught the buying bug.

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Quite intrigued by this little dish.

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This is modelled after an old, what they called an arms dish.

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It's got the hallmark here for London.

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It's not terribly old, this.

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But it's got the Jubilee mark there for, I think, 1977.

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And a very good maker, Mappin & Webb.

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Very prolific, very well-known.

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Would have originally come in a box, I think.

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But it's quite a nice weight to it and it's quite nice quality.

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And I also like those.

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Do you know what those are used for?

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If you're very posh, like me, when I sit at home in the evening

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on my chaise longue, I get my butler to cut my grapes for me

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and feed them to me.

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And those are for cutting grapes.

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They're etched design, these are silver-plated.

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Sir, how much are these pieces?

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First of all, how much is the little arms dish?

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-£70.

-£70. And this one?

-25.

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-Gosh, that's a lot. For a pair of silver-plated ones.

-They are nice.

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So, that's 95, then, isn't it, for the two?

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What's the very, very, very best for the two?

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-The very, very best...

-To help you out, because you don't want to take them home.

-No, we don't.

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I'll do 80.

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Is there any way we could do them for 70?

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-Shall we say 75 for the two?

-75 will do.

-Wonderful.

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-Thank you so much.

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much. Well, I'm very pleased with that.

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I've got two nice bits of silver and, hopefully,

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I shall snip a profit out of them.

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Yes, with all their bargains bagged, Mark

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and Christina will hope to snip profits from all their acquisitions.

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So, before they run a critical eye over each other's items,

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let's find out how they got on.

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From a £750 budget, Mark made eight purchases and spent £370.

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Christina bought fewer items, but spent more.

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Five objects, costing £447.

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Now, with the buying behind them,

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our pair of colliding collectors can head indoors to compare their wares.

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Christina, it wasn't too bad, was it?

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It was cold.

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-It was cold, but I think, under the circumstances, we've done rather well.

-I think...

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Do you know, I think this is just such a brilliant, eclectic mix?

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Tell me about this. Because this is rather nice.

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This is lovely. And you know what?

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Under normal circumstances, I'd just walk straight past it.

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But the thing for me is that writing on the front.

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-It says, "F Mainwaring, Oteley, Ellesmere."

-Wonderful.

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Which is about five minutes away from where I live.

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-Well, I'm doomed.

-No, you're not. Don't be daft.

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-Moving on from something sublime to the ridiculous.

-Yeah.

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-SHE LAUGHS

-I don't know what you're talking about.

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You certainly do. The margarita sign.

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Margarita!

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Yes, I mean, I think it's wonderful.

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-Now, I have to be honest with you, Mark...

-Yes?

0:22:070:22:09

-I love what you've got, apart from...

-I know what you're going to say.

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-What am I going to say?

-You're going to say my adorable poodles.

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-Adorable?

-Absolutely.

-Really?

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-Can you see anything through these glasses?

-Hello, Christina?

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Please don't tell me you paid much for them.

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-£25 for the three.

-Did you? These?!

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Those are great, aren't they?

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-These are beautiful. Please tell me they're Russian?

-They are Russian.

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And they did cost me quite a lot. They cost me £120 for the two.

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But I think they are period ones, I think they are pre-revolution.

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Potentially, there could be quite a reasonable profit in those.

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Yeah, I'm worried about those.

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I think you've bought brilliantly, and I wish you the very, very best of luck.

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I think I'm going to need it, because I think you did very, very well, Christina.

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So, our experts emerge from their buying chrysalises and spread

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their selling wings.

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Transforming themselves into beautiful butterflies of profit,

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as they flutter home with their nectar of knick-knacks.

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Yes, down in his Brightlingsea base,

0:23:050:23:07

Mark has been assessing his haul.

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I adore my two Russian silver beakers.

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I think they were such a good buy.

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I have done a bit of research, I know they're hallmarked in Moscow.

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I like the grape scissors.

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They're very from that sort of aesthetic period,

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with the etched bamboo and the butterflies.

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The teapot, it is an antique item.

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I think a nice tea shop.

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But then, I do fancy a cream tea now and again.

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At the same time as buying the barge ware teapot,

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I bought that charming famille rose chestnut basket.

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Chinese, late 19th century, early 20th century.

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And I think that should be OK, actually.

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I should be on the money with that, 25 quid.

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The silver dish is OK.

0:23:520:23:53

It's hallmarked in 1977, the Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

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And there's a buyer for that, I'm sure.

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He also needs to find buyers for his glass egg holder,

0:24:000:24:03

folio stand and, of course, the porcelain poodles.

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Over in Shropshire, Christina already has plans

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afoot for her selling.

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I've already tracked down a descendant of F Mainwaring

0:24:120:24:16

of Ellesmere there.

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I can't wait to find out who F Mainwaring was.

0:24:170:24:21

The next little thing I bought was my very cute little silver pincushion there.

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I'm really hoping to find either a pig breeder,

0:24:240:24:27

collector, or even an embroider that would like a new pincushion.

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Then, of course, we've got this oak display cabinet here.

0:24:310:24:34

It's very large. And, I assure you, it's actually incredibly heavy.

0:24:340:24:38

I'm hoping that I might be able to find an antique centre or

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maybe a vintage clothing shop, something like that, that will

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have this and use this as a shop display.

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It's quite a large, eclectic mix.

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I spent quite a lot of money...

0:24:490:24:51

and I'm slightly dreading it. But I'll be very disappointed

0:24:510:24:54

if my little piggy-wiggy doesn't make more than Mark's dreadful poodles.

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Ah, yes, the classic tale of the piggy-wiggy

0:25:000:25:02

versus the poodle is yet to come.

0:25:020:25:05

And Christina also has to find buyers for her margarita sign

0:25:050:25:08

and MG car grille.

0:25:080:25:10

But now both our profit-seeking players must scour

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and search using all the tools available to them to match up the

0:25:140:25:17

objects with their perfect buyers - in order to accentuate the best

0:25:170:25:21

possible profit and eliminate their opponents from the competition.

0:25:210:25:25

As ever, no deal is made until a hand is shaken and the money is taken.

0:25:250:25:30

First off the marks is Mark,

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who's travelled to Coggeshall in Essex

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and is hoping to cut an early lead with his first sale.

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Well, I'm here, hopefully, to sell my grape scissors.

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Now, I've been thinking out of the box and I've been on the

0:25:400:25:42

internet and I've discovered there are vineyards in Essex.

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Yes, vineyards in Essex. And what do vineyards grow? Grapes.

0:25:450:25:49

So, I'm hoping they're going to love a pair of Victorian grape scissors,

0:25:490:25:53

and I'll learn more about the types of wine we grow in England.

0:25:530:25:56

So, will vineyard owner Jane help him snip

0:25:560:25:59

out a profit from the £15 they cost him?

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I've only just moved to Essex.

0:26:020:26:04

-I didn't realise we had vineyards here.

-Ah.

0:26:040:26:06

We produce a white, a rose, a sparkling white and a sparkling rose.

0:26:060:26:11

-Wow.

-Yeah. So far, so good.

0:26:110:26:13

-I think we're at the cutting edge.

-Oh, fantastic.

0:26:130:26:16

Well, talking of cutting edges, I sent you a photograph,

0:26:160:26:18

-didn't I, of a pair of grape scissors I've got?

-Yes.

0:26:180:26:21

Now, they're Victorian silver plate,

0:26:210:26:24

and I particularly like this aesthetic design on them,

0:26:240:26:27

with the bamboo and little butterflies.

0:26:270:26:30

I think they are a lovely, pretty little thing.

0:26:300:26:32

And I'm interested in all things to do with wine, so I think they are...

0:26:320:26:35

I certainly like drinking wine.

0:26:350:26:38

I think it's one of life's great pleasures.

0:26:380:26:40

Absolutely, I couldn't agree more.

0:26:400:26:42

So, what would you like to offer for that?

0:26:420:26:45

-45.

-45...

0:26:450:26:47

HE MUTTERS

0:26:470:26:49

Well, if I came down, say, to 55...

0:26:490:26:53

-Meet you in the middle.

-Oh, I've fallen for it again.

0:26:530:26:56

-I've fallen for it again. £50?

-£50.

0:26:560:26:59

Well, I think it's a snip at that. But I'm happy to sell it.

0:26:590:27:02

-Thank you very much, Jane.

-OK.

0:27:020:27:04

So, Mark cuts the selling ribbon with a respectable profit

0:27:040:27:07

of £35 for the grape scissors.

0:27:070:27:10

Christina is starting her selling somewhere in Shropshire

0:27:100:27:13

on a very foggy day.

0:27:130:27:15

She's hoping to find a buyer for her first item,

0:27:150:27:18

if she can actually find where she's going first.

0:27:180:27:21

Yes, it might be a little bit foggy,

0:27:210:27:23

but I've brought my leather box here to show Claire,

0:27:230:27:25

who I know has family connections to this place, Oakley, in Ellesmere.

0:27:250:27:29

And I'm hoping she might be able to tell me

0:27:290:27:31

a bit more about our "F Mainwaring" on the box here.

0:27:310:27:34

And if I'm lucky, she might even want to buy it.

0:27:340:27:38

Remember, the cartridge box cost her £75.

0:27:380:27:42

So, what is the connection? Tell me all about it.

0:27:420:27:44

My husband's family are based at Oteley,

0:27:440:27:48

and I think that's probably his great-great-grandfather.

0:27:480:27:52

Oh, really? Is this our man?

0:27:520:27:54

This is Charles Frank. There are two pictures I've got of him.

0:27:540:27:58

This one, and this one of him holding one of his children as well,

0:27:580:28:01

-which I'm not 100% sure which one it is.

-Oh, that's gorgeous.

0:28:010:28:05

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but is Oteley still there?

0:28:050:28:08

The original house that was there burnt down

0:28:080:28:10

and then another house was built, which is this one that we have here.

0:28:100:28:13

Oh, is this it?!

0:28:130:28:14

Actually, it must have come from this building.

0:28:140:28:17

Yeah, it would have come from there.

0:28:170:28:19

I mean, it was a cartridge box for shotgun cartridges originally.

0:28:190:28:24

But I think that's amazing to actually see, A,

0:28:240:28:26

where it came from and, B, who it belonged to.

0:28:260:28:29

-Who it belonged to, yeah.

-It's amazing.

0:28:290:28:31

-It's nice to get them back together.

-It really is, isn't it?

0:28:310:28:34

-Because, obviously, I need to find a home for this.

-Yeah.

0:28:340:28:36

-I was hoping to get a couple of hundred pounds for it.

-Right.

0:28:360:28:39

What's your thoughts about that?

0:28:390:28:41

100?

0:28:410:28:42

If I said 150...

0:28:430:28:46

-OK. We go for 150.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

0:28:460:28:49

Brilliant. Thank you very much. £150.

0:28:490:28:53

Family history reunited in the right place.

0:28:530:28:57

-Brilliant.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:28:570:28:59

Christina emerges with a profit of £75 for the box,

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and brings the sales to 1-1.

0:29:020:29:05

So often you see these things

0:29:050:29:06

and they've been split from their family over the mists of time, so I'm

0:29:060:29:09

so pleased that that box has been reunited to the family it came from.

0:29:090:29:14

And a great profit - what's not to love?

0:29:140:29:18

Mark's next sale is brought to you by the letter T.

0:29:180:29:22

Guess what? It's tea-time, and I've come to the charming village of Fincham Field,

0:29:220:29:26

hopefully to sell my teapot to a teashop.

0:29:260:29:29

And I've got quite a gathering here.

0:29:290:29:32

The geese are following me.

0:29:320:29:34

The teapot cost Mark £25, so will he be able to pour out a strong

0:29:340:29:39

profit from tearoom manager Nikki?

0:29:390:29:42

-Tell me all about it.

-Well, it's actually known as barge ware,

0:29:420:29:45

because you often find these on the old Victorian barges.

0:29:450:29:48

This one has had a bit of a hard life.

0:29:480:29:50

I mean, somebody has treasured it And broken it.

0:29:500:29:53

But what I really like is the little plaque in the front, it says...

0:29:530:29:58

-"A present to a friend."

-Which is rather sweet, actually, isn't it?

0:29:580:30:01

-It's really rather quaint.

-It is quaint.

-I think it's actually rather charming

0:30:010:30:04

and it would certainly be a talking point.

0:30:040:30:06

So, yes, definitely, I am interested.

0:30:060:30:08

Now, I think I said to you in my e-mail £40 to £70, didn't I?

0:30:080:30:12

Which is incredibly reasonable.

0:30:120:30:14

I know, you can't believe how inexpensive it is.

0:30:140:30:17

Now you're pushing it. Let me see, let me think.

0:30:170:30:20

I think I could probably stretch to 48.

0:30:200:30:24

-48?!

-Yes.

-(What's going on here?)

0:30:240:30:27

Well, I mean, we're going in the right direction, aren't we?

0:30:270:30:30

-50, end of.

-Oh, don't be mean. 55?

0:30:300:30:33

And we've got a deal. That fiver might help.

0:30:330:30:37

-Go for it.

-Wonderful, 55.

-55.

0:30:370:30:39

Now I can tuck in to my cream tea.

0:30:390:30:42

Finally, Mark gets to scoff his scone

0:30:420:30:45

and escape with a profit of £30 for the teapot.

0:30:450:30:48

And after some initial concerns about his items,

0:30:480:30:51

Mark is gaining ground.

0:30:510:30:53

He tops up his coffers again

0:30:530:30:55

when he sells his silver dish to fresh-faced collector William.

0:30:550:30:59

If we can do it for 75, I'd be very happy.

0:30:590:31:01

-Yeah, that's fine.

-Are you sure?

0:31:010:31:03

-Yeah, that's fine.

-Thank you very much, William.

0:31:030:31:05

Making a small but perfectly formed profit of £15.

0:31:050:31:09

Christina is up next with her piggy pincushion.

0:31:090:31:13

She's put out some feelers that have led her to

0:31:130:31:16

the Shropshire village of Hadnall.

0:31:160:31:17

I found somebody who might be interested

0:31:170:31:19

in my little silver pincushion

0:31:190:31:21

but, unfortunately, he's out of the country at the moment.

0:31:210:31:23

So, I've come to see a relative,

0:31:230:31:25

who might be interested in purchasing on his behalf.

0:31:250:31:27

Yes, Christina isn't going to let

0:31:270:31:29

someone being in another country stop her making a deal.

0:31:290:31:32

She's meeting mother-in-law Jean,

0:31:320:31:35

who's agreed to broker a deal for her son-in-law John,

0:31:350:31:38

to buy a present for her silver- and pig-loving daughter, Fenella.

0:31:380:31:42

Have you got all that?

0:31:420:31:44

Good. The pig cost Christina £60, so will it bring home the bacon?

0:31:440:31:49

-Are you ready, then, Jean?

-Yeah.

0:31:490:31:51

Are you ready? It feels like a grand reveal, doesn't it?

0:31:510:31:55

I've brought you this to show you and I'm hoping...

0:31:550:31:58

-How sweet.

-What you think?

0:31:580:32:00

Oh.

0:32:000:32:01

-Little piggy...

-Well, I'll have it if she doesn't.

0:32:010:32:05

Hey, might be able to start a bidding war.

0:32:050:32:08

-He's very cute.

-He's obviously a pincushion.

0:32:080:32:11

-Mm.

-And you'd, obviously, as an Edwardian lady,

0:32:110:32:14

you'd pop your pins in there, should you need to.

0:32:140:32:16

-Mm.

-He's stamped sterling, rather than British standard hallmark.

0:32:160:32:20

-Right.

-So, possibly, an import from the Continent.

0:32:200:32:22

I was hoping to get about £150 for him.

0:32:220:32:25

-Oh.

-So, what instructions have you been given, Jean?

0:32:250:32:28

-Not quite that much.

-Oh, really?

0:32:280:32:30

150, deary me.

0:32:300:32:32

Oh!

0:32:320:32:33

-What can we do?

-Oh, OK.

0:32:330:32:36

What was his top, top price?

0:32:360:32:38

Well, he said, "Start at 70."

0:32:390:32:41

Could I nudge you closer to the £100 region?

0:32:410:32:45

Can I take you down to 90?

0:32:450:32:46

What about 95?

0:32:460:32:48

-We'll do that.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-Brilliant. Well, £95.

0:32:480:32:51

-I'm happy at that, Jean.

-Oh, well done.

-Thank you very, very much.

0:32:510:32:53

-I'll be thrilled for her.

-I don't think it's going to get to Fenella,

0:32:530:32:56

-I think it might stay here.

-Oh, no! He is rather cute though, isn't he?

0:32:560:32:59

He's VERY cute.

0:32:590:33:02

Well, Jean's no pushover.

0:33:020:33:03

Still, Christina makes £35 profit on the pig.

0:33:030:33:07

So, the question is,

0:33:070:33:08

will Mark's poodles fare any better when he comes to sell them?

0:33:080:33:12

Only time will tell.

0:33:120:33:14

But, for now, let's see how our pair are doing so far.

0:33:140:33:18

Mark has made three sales and brought home a profit of £80.

0:33:180:33:23

Christina is behind with two sales, but ahead with a profit of £110.

0:33:230:33:29

So, Mark has some catching up to do,

0:33:290:33:31

which means he really needs to be at

0:33:310:33:33

the top of his game and fighting fit.

0:33:330:33:35

But, wait, there's a problem.

0:33:350:33:37

Everything was going incredibly well,

0:33:380:33:41

swimmingly well. You know, I was getting out there, selling things,

0:33:410:33:44

until catastrophe struck...

0:33:440:33:47

and I broke my ankle.

0:33:470:33:49

Our brave battler doesn't let it hold him back, though.

0:33:490:33:52

He's headed to Ramsgate with his prize pooches.

0:33:520:33:56

I know I've broken my ankle but I've got my partner here, Santi,

0:33:560:33:59

who's helping me, and I've come to The Lady and The Tramp.

0:33:590:34:02

No, that's not me and Christina,

0:34:020:34:04

it's actually a dog-grooming parlour.

0:34:040:34:06

And I'm hoping to sell my collection of hounds.

0:34:060:34:08

Yes, Christina made £35 on her pig pincushion.

0:34:080:34:12

So, how much will dog-groomer Philippe

0:34:120:34:14

like the poodles that cost Mark £25?

0:34:140:34:17

And how will poodle Freddie feel about them?

0:34:170:34:20

I love these type of kitsch ornaments from the 1950s, '60s.

0:34:200:34:25

Often, they are humorous, like the one in the centre,

0:34:250:34:27

who's smoking a pipe and holding an umbrella.

0:34:270:34:31

-That's very nice.

-What do you think of it?

0:34:310:34:34

Sausages, right.

0:34:340:34:36

And you said that you quite like them?

0:34:360:34:37

Yeah, I think they are quite good.

0:34:370:34:39

From doing some pottery lessons at the moment, I can say

0:34:390:34:42

this is very difficult to do. Probably made by hand.

0:34:420:34:45

I did a little statue of a dog last week.

0:34:450:34:49

It is not as good as this.

0:34:490:34:50

What sort of offer would you be happy to make on them?

0:34:510:34:54

-£40.

-£40?

0:34:540:34:56

I think I could accept 40.

0:34:560:34:58

That's very nice of you, thank you very much.

0:34:580:35:01

-Thank you very much.

-And, Freddie, look.

0:35:010:35:03

What do you think of them, Freddie?

0:35:030:35:05

-I'm not quite sure he likes them.

-I don't know.

0:35:070:35:09

No, Freddie's not impressed.

0:35:090:35:11

And with just a £15 profit,

0:35:110:35:13

it means Mark has lost the battle of piggies versus poodles.

0:35:130:35:18

He doesn't let it get him down, though, and heads along the coast

0:35:200:35:23

to Brighton, where he sells his folio stand to auctioneer Andrew...

0:35:230:35:27

-I'm willing to give you 110 for it.

-110?

0:35:270:35:30

Oh, let's shake hands now quickly before you change your mind. Ho-ho!

0:35:300:35:34

..adding another £15 profit to his score sheet.

0:35:340:35:38

Across the country, Christina has made her way to Chester.

0:35:380:35:42

She's hoping marketing manager Ryan will pour her a profit on

0:35:420:35:45

the margarita sign, which cost her just under £100.

0:35:450:35:49

-Ta-da!

-Lovely. Really nice.

0:35:490:35:50

-What do you think?

-It's great, love the colour.

0:35:500:35:53

It's quite cheerful, isn't it?

0:35:530:35:54

-All those jolly colours.

-Nice and bright, like us.

0:35:540:35:56

Yeah, exactly, which is exactly why I brought you it.

0:35:560:35:59

You've got this wonderful, traditional building,

0:35:590:36:02

which you've given a really contemporary twist on, haven't you?

0:36:020:36:04

-Yes, yes.

-So, obviously, it's a really funky sign.

0:36:040:36:08

I don't think there's a huge amount antique about it at all.

0:36:080:36:10

In fact, I'd be surprised if it was particularly old at all, frankly.

0:36:100:36:14

But, nonetheless, it's a great, fun thing, isn't it?

0:36:140:36:17

-Yes.

-I would be looking somewhere in the region of, say, £300 for it.

0:36:170:36:21

-I think 300's just a little bit too much.

-Oh, right.

0:36:210:36:24

So, what would you be looking to pay for it?

0:36:250:36:27

Maybe 150?

0:36:270:36:28

What about meeting in the middle - £200?

0:36:280:36:31

£200?

0:36:310:36:32

I could do £200.

0:36:320:36:33

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

-It's a deal.

0:36:330:36:35

-Great.

-It's a deal if you show me how to make a margarita.

0:36:350:36:38

-Yeah.

-Would you?

-Definitely, definitely.

0:36:380:36:40

Brilliant. Thank you very much.

0:36:400:36:42

With £103 made on the sign,

0:36:420:36:44

Christina certainly knows how to make a profit

0:36:440:36:47

and she just has some time to

0:36:470:36:48

learn how to make a non-alcoholic margarita.

0:36:480:36:51

Well, she's driving.

0:36:510:36:53

Oh, I feel like Tom Cruise.

0:36:530:36:54

Give it a good smack on the top.

0:36:540:36:56

And then you're going to hold it and shake.

0:36:560:36:58

This could be deadly.

0:36:580:37:00

-Is it going to explode?

-No, no, you'll be fine.

0:37:020:37:04

You've just got to go...

0:37:040:37:05

-There we go.

-Ooh.

0:37:070:37:08

-Cheers.

-Cheers.

-Thank you very much. Oh, yum.

0:37:090:37:12

And while she's in Chester,

0:37:120:37:14

she also sells her glass cabinet to bespoke tailor Patrick.

0:37:140:37:18

275, it's a deal.

0:37:180:37:20

-Thank you very much.

-No problem.

-Brilliant. Thank you, Patrick.

0:37:200:37:23

Cutting her a well-fitting profit of £155 and closing the gap,

0:37:230:37:28

with four sales to Mark's five.

0:37:280:37:30

The maverick's not letting the grass grow under his feet, though,

0:37:320:37:35

and he sells his egg dish to an antiques dealer for £10,

0:37:350:37:38

making a fiver profit.

0:37:380:37:40

With that, he's on to his penultimate item -

0:37:410:37:44

the Russian silver-gilt cups.

0:37:440:37:47

Now, I'm rather excited.

0:37:470:37:48

I'm in Brighton, I'm here to meet Gary at his friend's shop

0:37:480:37:51

just round the corner.

0:37:510:37:52

He's seen the photos of these lovely silver-gilt Russian beakers

0:37:520:37:56

and is interested. I love them,

0:37:560:37:58

so I'm really going to fight for a good profit on these.

0:37:580:38:00

And I hope to make it big. Da!

0:38:000:38:03

Excellent Russian.

0:38:030:38:05

So, will antiques collector Gary be RUSSIAN to help him make a profit on

0:38:050:38:09

the £120 they cost?

0:38:090:38:11

-Now, I sent you photographs of these.

-Yes.

-Russian, of course.

0:38:110:38:15

-Interesting.

-Russian silver-gilt.

0:38:150:38:17

-Right.

-I think one is about 1854 and the other one is 1870-something.

0:38:170:38:22

The quality, I think, is lovely.

0:38:220:38:24

The engraving is good.

0:38:240:38:26

And I think the gilding has got that nice 19th-century mellow feel to it.

0:38:260:38:30

-Yeah, exactly.

-Well, now you've seen them,

0:38:300:38:32

do you think you might be interested in them?

0:38:320:38:35

Well, obviously, it depends on how much you...

0:38:350:38:37

Well, I think I said between 200 to 300.

0:38:370:38:40

I do need it for a present.

0:38:400:38:43

And I think they would be perfect.

0:38:430:38:46

-180?

-180, well, it's...

0:38:470:38:49

I think we're very close.

0:38:500:38:52

Can I squeeze you up another 10?

0:38:520:38:55

190, let's do it.

0:38:550:38:57

Let's do it.

0:38:570:38:58

Mark makes a sterling £70 profit on the cups,

0:38:580:39:02

and he charges over the finish line when he sells his chestnut basket

0:39:020:39:06

to Oriental antiques specialist Mike...

0:39:060:39:09

Shall we meet in the middle and say 55?

0:39:090:39:12

Yeah, I'd be very happy with that.

0:39:130:39:15

..serving up a final profit of £30.

0:39:150:39:19

Christina's final project is the MG car grille,

0:39:190:39:23

which cost her £95, and she's hatched a plan.

0:39:230:39:26

So, I'm here in Chiswick in west London with my grille here.

0:39:260:39:30

Now, I found that it's from a 1955 MG Magnette.

0:39:300:39:34

I couldn't find anyone that needed a spare one, sadly,

0:39:340:39:37

but I thought outside the box

0:39:370:39:38

and I've contacted a chap called Guy, who is salvage upcycler.

0:39:380:39:42

Let's go and see if he's interested.

0:39:420:39:44

Yes, some smart thinking there from Christina.

0:39:440:39:47

Upcycling is all the rage.

0:39:470:39:49

So, will Guy want to drive off with her grille?

0:39:490:39:52

-What do you think?

-I think this could make...

0:39:520:39:54

..quite a nice mirror.

0:39:560:39:57

-A mirror?

-Yes.

-How on earth would you turn it into a mirror?

0:39:570:40:00

Well, you know, you're not going to see yourself through the grilles.

0:40:000:40:03

-No.

-So, when I put a mirror plate on,

0:40:030:40:06

I take this piece out the back here.

0:40:060:40:07

-Yeah.

-I'll put a mirror this side and a mirror that side.

0:40:070:40:10

Silicone it, so you won't see any of the nasty glass

0:40:100:40:13

but it will now become functional.

0:40:130:40:15

And somebody who's an MG fan would love to have that,

0:40:150:40:18

-say as his shaving mirror...

-Yeah.

-..in his bathroom.

0:40:180:40:21

-Yeah.

-Just a bit funky and a bit different.

0:40:210:40:23

-And it should look something like...

-Oh, fantastic, yes.

-..up there.

0:40:230:40:28

OK, so, obviously, it needs some work doing to it.

0:40:280:40:30

I was hoping to get a couple of hundred pounds for it.

0:40:300:40:33

-Oh.

-Oh, Guy, don't do things like that.

0:40:330:40:35

I may be able to go to 100.

0:40:350:40:36

-100?

-There we are, 100.

0:40:360:40:38

OK. Can I nudge you up to 120 maybe?

0:40:380:40:43

-OK, we'll do 120.

-Yeah? It's a deal.

0:40:430:40:45

Thank you.

0:40:450:40:47

Yes, Christina's grille may get

0:40:470:40:49

a new lease of life, and her piggy bank expands by £25.

0:40:490:40:53

So, she's all sold up.

0:40:530:40:55

Before our daring dealers find out who's taken the top spot,

0:40:550:40:58

let's remind ourselves of how much they spent at the market.

0:40:580:41:01

Starting off with a budget of £750 each,

0:41:020:41:05

Mark Stacey spent £370 on his eight items.

0:41:050:41:09

Christine only bought five but spent £447.

0:41:090:41:14

So, who has made the most profit?

0:41:140:41:17

All the money from this challenge

0:41:170:41:18

will go to Mark and Christina's chosen charities. So, let's find out

0:41:180:41:22

who is the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.

0:41:220:41:25

You bought some really nice things.

0:41:250:41:27

Well, do you know my lovely cartridge box?

0:41:270:41:29

-Yes, now, did you find the family?

-I did, yes.

0:41:290:41:32

-And were they delighted?

-Reunited it with its family.

0:41:320:41:34

I think that's charming.

0:41:340:41:36

They showed us photographs of him and where it would have been in

0:41:360:41:38

-the house.

-Oh!

-It was magic. What about your poodles?

0:41:380:41:41

Please tell me you didn't make any money on them at all?

0:41:410:41:43

-I did make money on them.

-They were so dreadful!

0:41:430:41:45

Philippe, who owns The Lady is a Tramp poodle parlour.

0:41:450:41:50

And I didn't think of you, I promise you.

0:41:500:41:53

Much!

0:41:530:41:55

Well done. Brilliant.

0:41:550:41:57

And I found a nice buyer for the two Russian beakers.

0:41:570:41:59

Oh, my goodness. Yes, I was very worried about those.

0:41:590:42:02

They're going to a chap who's giving them to his nephew as a present,

0:42:020:42:05

who lives in America.

0:42:050:42:06

-So, they're going to cross the pond.

-Very well-travelled beakers.

0:42:060:42:09

They are. From Russia to here...

0:42:090:42:10

-From Russia with love.

-From Russia with love and a small profit.

0:42:100:42:14

-Shall we find out?

-I'm slightly dreading this.

0:42:140:42:16

-No.

-I think you've beaten me.

0:42:160:42:19

-No, I don't think so.

-I think you have. One...

0:42:190:42:22

-Two...

-Three...

0:42:220:42:23

-Yes.

-Oh!

-No, you did very well.

0:42:250:42:29

-Oh, my goodness.

-You bought well. But I'm very happy I made a profit.

0:42:290:42:32

Well done, you, that is good.

0:42:320:42:34

Wowee.

0:42:340:42:35

-It's all over.

-It's all over. Good.

0:42:360:42:39

And so Christina is today's winner, making big profits across the board.

0:42:410:42:47

Winning is great. I mean, who doesn't love winning?

0:42:470:42:49

However, for me,

0:42:490:42:50

today was all about reuniting things where they belong

0:42:500:42:54

and where they should be.

0:42:540:42:55

Apart from the silver-gilt Russian cups,

0:42:550:42:57

which I did all right on...

0:42:570:42:59

But Christina bought extremely well and, deservedly, she won.

0:42:590:43:03

Well, Mark gets one last chance tomorrow

0:43:030:43:06

when he and Christina face off for a finale to beat all finales -

0:43:060:43:10

the Showdown.

0:43:100:43:12

It's a trip to Newark for Christina 'the Magpie' Trevanion and Mark 'the Maverick' Stacey as they are challenged to spend £750 of their own money on antiques and make a profit. It's a stormy affair as our plucky pair battle the elements and each other. Mark buys some kitsch poodles and Christina a silver piggy - but who will be victorious?