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,
the show that pitches TV's best-loved antique experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profit.
Let's make hay while that sun shines.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different
I've got a 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.
..showing you how to make the most money...
Ready for battle.
..from buying and selling.
Get in there!
Coming up, Christina Trevanion meets her match...
I ain't dropping it no more,
no matter how much you stand there batting your eyes.
..Mark Stacey hits the big time.
And who knows, I might have found something by Faberge.
And will this little piggy ever find a home?
I was hoping to get about £150 for him.
Oh, 150? Deary me.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome, antiques aficionados and foraging fans,
to a mighty contest of the collectables.
Where a pair of trade experts take up
arms against each other, in a scrap for the biggest profit.
And today, we have two of telly's most terrific tusslers.
For your delectation and delight,
in the blue corner is a welterweight of the wares,
it's Mark "The Maverick" Stacey!
Who's a pretty boy, then?
And in the red corner is an auctioneer with all the right moves.
She's Shropshire's own, Christina "The Magpie" Trevanion!
Who dares, wins.
This pair of shooting stars will be colliding in Lincoln antiques fair,
where they'll be putting £750 worth of their own money on the line,
with all the profits destined for their chosen charities.
So, Mark Stacey and Christina Trevanion, take to your corners,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
Good morning, Christina. What are we doing here?
-Look at this.
-You look frozen, but you're all wrapped up, looking gorgeous.
-Well, I've got my thermals on.
-Have you? So have I.
Long johns, vest, everything.
Oh, my goodness, £750 to spend.
-I mean, look, it looks huge.
-Are you going to spend it all?
-Oh, I don't know.
-I feel in a spending mood.
-Oh, you tease.
-Yes, I feel there's going to be something big in this fair.
-Something big to suit Mark Stacey.
-I hope so.
-Do you think it'll be pink?
-Well, I'd hope so. Shall we go and find out?
So, Mark wants to shell out on something big and pink - fabulous.
And Christina wearing long johns - not so fabulous.
But she may have made the right decision,
as the weather today is downright drab.
Even though the weather is not quite what you'd expect in the Bahamas,
it is what you expect in Lincoln.
And I hope they'll be in a mood to sell, and sell at a right price.
Yes, ever optimistic,
Mark is bravely battling the great British downpour.
And Christina also seems undeterred by the elements.
It may be cold and wet and, frankly, horrible out there,
but it hasn't dampened my spirits.
I'm feeling super-competitive today, so let's go shopping.
So, both our buyers are keeping calm and carrying on.
And it's Mark who's first to pick up the scent of a potential
profit packer, in the form of some porcelain poodles.
Oh, these are rather kitsch, aren't they?
Well, that's one word for them.
I mean, I love this. I mean, look at him.
Look at that face, how could you not fall in love with it?
And he's smoking his pipe and he's got his umbrella here.
They're made in Italy, they're probably 1950s or '70s.
They do look in fairly good condition.
The problem with these sort of things is, there's so much
complication in the design, you're bound to find the odd little chip.
Darling, can I have a quick word with you? I love these poodles.
-They're very kitsch, aren't they?
-They are so kitsch, aren't they? I think they're rather fun.
I was thinking of trying to sell them to the poodle parlour.
-That would be rather fun, wouldn't it?
-What could you do for the three, do you think?
-Is 30 any good?
I think we're getting close, because I was thinking more of 20.
-It is wet and miserable.
-How about 25?
-25 quid for the three.
-I think we'll call that the first deal. Thank you very much.
And with that, Mark is off the starter's marks,
£25 lighter and three porcelain poodles heavier.
I think that's a bargain, don't you?
Where can you buy three pedigree dogs for 25 quid?
Perhaps the question should be, where could you sell three
pedigree dogs for more than £25?
Well, meanwhile, out in the rain,
Christina has found a way to brighten up her day.
Look at these!
I mean, you couldn't get further away from thinking about a margarita on a beach today, could you?
But that looks fantastic, doesn't it?
Look at all those colours in there.
They haven't got a huge amount of age to them,
but I'm thinking if I sold them to a bar or a nightclub,
they would look pretty cool as a bit of an interior design piece.
How much have you got on the signs?
And where are they from?
-Because they haven't got a huge amount of age to them, have they?
-No. Not at all.
-They're just nice, interior bits.
-They're made by Mexican artisan families,
who grabbed what metal they can and...
-So, it's premium upcycling, if you like?
So would there be any flexibility on that price, Peter?
-I could do £100 each.
OK, well, I like the margarita one. Would you be open to 80?
I'm afraid not. No.
-I'd like to nudge it under 100, if I can.
-99.99, I could do.
-97, it's a deal. Thank you very much.
So, with £23 off the ticket price, Christina thinks she's bagged a bargain.
And across the fair, that's exactly what Mark is after as well.
Lots of bits and pieces here. I just feel there may be something.
Nothing is grabbing my attention.
You've got to look at everything at fairs like this, because lurking in amongst all the
bits and pieces, there may just be something important.
Not on this occasion.
-80 quid, the pair.
-And what about this?
-160, the pair. They're unusual.
-I thought they were going to be a bargain.
-Well, they are.
It was going so well, wasn't it?
Back to the drawing board, I think.
Poor old Mark, he can't seem to catch a break.
Christina, however, has a mischievous glint in her eye.
So, I think I might have a little bit of a sneaky advantage
over Mark here, but sssh! Don't tell him.
There's store holders here that I've met recently
and they specialise in beautiful leather boxes.
There's one in particular that I'm quite interested in.
Look at this.
needs a lot of work.
Old box, right?
Wrong. Look at this.
This is a beautiful, leather covered cartridge case.
And if we look inside, we can see that it would've had divisions originally.
It would've held shotgun cartridges.
So, leather covered example, but the magic for me
is this lettering on the front here.
It says, "F Mainwaring, Oteley, Ellesmere."
Ellesmere is about five minutes away from where I live in Shropshire.
And if I can't find a new home for this in Shropshire, nobody can.
-Can I talk to you about this box?
-You can, my love.
-Now, it's a bit tatty.
I quite like that it's a bit scruffy.
You've got £85 on it, what could be your very best?
A tenner off it, 75 quid.
All right, that's a fair price and I'm prepared to pay it.
-Thank you so much. You're an angel.
So, Christina gets the price, pays the dealer
and she's away with her second purchase under her belt.
Mark has finally stopped flapping
and has picked up a few pieces of silver.
I like this little pair of beakers, I suppose you'd call them.
They are silver gilt.
And they do have Russian hallmarks on them.
You do have to be careful with Russian silver these days,
because there is a lot of reproduction pieces.
Particularly with the enamel work on them,
after such famous designers as Carl Faberge.
These, to me, look quite interesting.
I mean, they're very nicely chased.
This decoration we call chasing on here, with the scales.
And they've been gilded as well.
And they're gilded inside.
So they would have taken some sort of alcoholic liquid, I suppose.
Not that I'd know anything about alcoholic liquids, you understand.
No, of course you don't(!)
So, the dealer says they are £75 each.
But he said if I buy the two, that I can have them for 120.
I think I'm going to have a go at those, I rather like them.
I think they're quite interesting.
And who knows? I might have found something by Faberge.
Let's hope it's Carl and not Beryl.
Beryl Faberge, Carl Faberge's aunt, no doubt.
Not so good with silver, but she did make a lovely cup of tea.
Now, Christina isn't known as "The Magpie" for nothing.
Oh, I just can't help myself.
Our jewellery expert is unable to resist the call of the small,
-Look at him!
-Is there any chance I could just have a little look at that
-little silver pincushion there?
Yeah. Very sweet. So we've got a little silver pincushion.
Usually early 20th century.
Is this one hallmarked? He's not...
-I think he's marked "Sterling".
-Oh, he is, isn't he?
-So not British hallmarked.
-It would be wonderful if he was hallmarked.
-Wouldn't it just?
-The icing on the cake that would be, wouldn't it?
-Everybody wants the hallmark.
-So, we've got £98 on him.
-Hallmarked, it would be 150.
What could be your best price on him?
-Is there any chance you could nudge...
nudge any more? Nudge, nudge, nudge.
-OK, we'll do it for 60 and that's it.
-I'm a happy girl at £60. Thank you.
That's very kind.
With three purchases to Mark's two,
Christina is as happy as a pig in Shropshire with her porky purchase.
Mark is also on a farming bint, as he finds a piece of kitsch glassware.
Look what I've just found.
Isn't that rather fun?
It's press moulded glass.
Can you guess what you might use it for?
Hmm, is it some kind of glass chicken hat?
It's to put eggs in, on the side in the kitchen. You keep your eggs there.
And it's rather fun. It's quite nicely modelled.
I can't feel any chips or cracks.
I've just noticed that says, "Any items on this table, £10."
Which I still think is too much for this.
-That's rather kitsch, isn't it?
-You put your eggs in it, I think, on the side, don't you?
I rather like that. I don't think it's terribly old.
-Can it be a fiver?
Oh, we're on a roll. £5.
-I'll have it for a fiver, I think it's rather fun.
-And I'm sure I can find a buyer for that.
-Thank you very much.
-If you could gift-wrap it, it would be lovely.
-I will gift-wrap it for you.
-See you later. I love that.
It's a really quirky item and I think, hopefully,
I could get maybe 20, 25 quid for it.
So, for a fiver investment, it's not bad, is it?
Well, with both dealers scrambling to find the bargains,
we've come to the midway point of buying.
So, let's take a look at what they've spent so far.
From a £750 budget, Mark has picked up three purchases and has
spent £150, leaving him with £600
still burning a hole in his pocket.
Christina has also bought three items, totalling £232.
Meaning she has £518 to spend.
-Christina, what have you done? You've stopped the rain. Well done.
-Yes, it's gone.
-I thought that when you arrived, the sunshine would come out.
-It only shines on the righteous.
That's true, that's why it's cloudy.
-I do lots of jumping around.
-We've been buying.
-I've been spending like water.
-Are you regretting any of it?
-Not yet, but I might do tonight.
-How about you, are you spending up?
-I haven't spent a huge amount.
I spent one decent amount on something that I think is
-Oh, I like it.
-But I still need to spend more.
-OK. Go on, you get spending. I look forward to seeing that thing when we get back.
Both our experts are putting on friendly faces
and keen to get back to the job in hand.
But competitive Mark still has his eye on the ultimate
goal of winning the competition.
I want to try and find something a little bit more substantial.
I've got a few cheap lots that should give me,
percentage-wise, quite a lot of profit.
But in order to try and win, you have to find that
item that is going to make you a couple of hundred pound profit.
Will I do it?
And while Mark's worried he may not have flashed enough cash
to win the competition, Christina is feeling the complete opposite.
I'm a little bit anxious, because Mark tells me he's not spending a huge amount of money.
Whereas, I, on the other hand, seem to be spending money like it's going out of fashion.
However, as far as I'm concerned, who dares, wins.
And on that plucky note,
Christina homes in on an item completely out of her comfort zone.
-What about your MG grille?
-150. It's off a 1950s MG Magnette, I think.
Or MG TF, I'm not quite sure.
We could be talking German,
I don't know what that means.
-It's like a sporty old car.
-Ah, OK, I know that. OK.
That is quite fun.
I mean, it's got that iconic logo on the front of it, hasn't it?
-It's quite fun, isn't it?
-I mean, it's a bit of a boy's toy.
It's got your name all over it.
-What could be your very best on that?
-Your very best.
-Cold hard cash.
-95 and you've got a deal.
-Go on, then.
-90 and you've got a deal.
-No, that's not a deal.
-80 and you've got a deal.
-That's the worst deal in the world.
-Yeah. There you go.
-It's a pleasure.
-What have I just done?
Yes, it seems Christina is dead set on throwing caution - and cash - to the wind.
I think it's a really iconic looking thing.
I love this combination of this chrome and this wonderful logo here.
It's very Art Deco, it's very funky.
And I'm hoping I'll be able to find an enthusiast who will like it as much as I do.
So, Christina has taken the lead, but only momentarily.
As Mark is quick to respond, when he does a double purchase -
picking up a teapot and a dish for £50 in total.
The first item is quite charming, it's Chinese.
Generally what we refer to as famille rose ware.
This is because of these pinks and greens on the pattern here.
If it had been an early 19th-century one, it would be used
as a chestnut basket for the dining table.
It would have had a stand to go with it.
This, I think, is probably early 20th century, 1900, 1910.
The other item, I love. I've never bought one of these.
They're known as barge ware teapots.
And I presume that they were used on barges that went up
and down the canal system in the UK.
Made in Staffordshire about 1870, 1880, I suppose.
I love the little plaque here. "A present to a friend."
All these little bits are cut out the clay and then stuck on and fired.
The handle is missing, the spout's broken.
This spout is chipped.
And you're wondering why I bought it. Well, I just love it.
And they're not terribly common any more.
You don't see them as often as you used to.
I think if I can find a nice, quintessential English
country tearoom, what better item to put on your shelf?
And maybe even have a cream tea at the same time.
Sounds like a plan, doesn't it?
Hmm, yes, it does.
Mark has clearly found his pace,
as he quickly moves on to his next item.
What sort of price is your folio stand?
-I'll take 125 for this.
-Irish, it is.
-Where's it from in Ireland?
-It came out of a house,
-in Bantry House, outside County Cork.
I'd like to go a bit lower than that, if I can.
110, because it's you.
I'd be really comfortable if it was 95.
-You're a hard man. There you go.
-You are kind.
Thank you so much. Basically, it's a folio stand.
And you've got to imagine a grand house in the 19th century,
you would have a library.
You would want to show that you were a man of learning.
So, after dinner, you would come in and show your friends
your latest acquisition in prints.
And you'd house it in something like this.
This happens to be a fairly simple, mahogany one.
It has, certainly, sort of a Regency look about it.
I think it's probably been made up a bit.
I'm thinking maybe somebody with a nice art shop.
If they're selling a lot of big prints, you could stack quite
a lot of them up in here, and they would be something
elegant for somebody to look through while they were thinking of buying.
So, Mark already has plans to find a buyer for his folio.
Meanwhile, Christina has her eye on a glass cabinet.
What have you got on your display cabinet?
Because that looks quite smart as well.
The best I could do that is 160.
-It's a nice cabinet.
-It is, isn't it?
Look at that step base, that's very Art Deco, isn't it? Is it oak?
It is oak, yes.
Oak. And glazed all the way round, which is quite nice.
-You've got one shelf in there.
-There's one missing.
The shelf, it wouldn't cost a fortune to replace, would it?
-Probably about 30, 40 quid.
-It's got nice little clasps there.
I'm thinking, if I were to sell it to an antique centre or something
like that, they could put a little lock on one side, couldn't they?
-So, what would be your very best on it?
The best I could do is 150, I can't go any less.
-I've got to make a profit.
-Can you nudge it, nudge it?
-No, no. I can't nudge it.
Oh, looks like Christina may have met her match with this bloke.
130, best price, I ain't dropping it no more,
no matter how much you stand there batting your eyes.
Batting my eyes?
Yes, he's got her number.
130 quid, that is rock bottom.
-120 and you've got a deal.
-125 and you've got a deal?
-120 and you've got a deal.
-120, I'm a woman that sticks to my guns.
-No, you've beaten me down enough.
-Cold hard cash.
-Go on, if it's cash.
-It's a deal.
Yes, Christina proving there that with sticking to your guns,
and perhaps a little batting of the eyelids,
you really can get the price you want.
Now, she's all bought up.
But Mark has caught the buying bug.
Quite intrigued by this little dish.
This is modelled after an old, what they called an arms dish.
It's got the hallmark here for London.
It's not terribly old, this.
But it's got the Jubilee mark there for, I think, 1977.
And a very good maker, Mappin & Webb.
Very prolific, very well-known.
Would have originally come in a box, I think.
But it's quite a nice weight to it and it's quite nice quality.
And I also like those.
Do you know what those are used for?
If you're very posh, like me, when I sit at home in the evening
on my chaise longue, I get my butler to cut my grapes for me
and feed them to me.
And those are for cutting grapes.
They're etched design, these are silver-plated.
Sir, how much are these pieces?
First of all, how much is the little arms dish?
-£70. And this one?
-Gosh, that's a lot. For a pair of silver-plated ones.
-They are nice.
So, that's 95, then, isn't it, for the two?
What's the very, very, very best for the two?
-The very, very best...
-To help you out, because you don't want to take them home.
-No, we don't.
I'll do 80.
Is there any way we could do them for 70?
-Shall we say 75 for the two?
-75 will do.
-Thank you so much.
-Thank you very much. Well, I'm very pleased with that.
I've got two nice bits of silver and, hopefully,
I shall snip a profit out of them.
Yes, with all their bargains bagged, Mark
and Christina will hope to snip profits from all their acquisitions.
So, before they run a critical eye over each other's items,
let's find out how they got on.
From a £750 budget, Mark made eight purchases and spent £370.
Christina bought fewer items, but spent more.
Five objects, costing £447.
Now, with the buying behind them,
our pair of colliding collectors can head indoors to compare their wares.
Christina, it wasn't too bad, was it?
It was cold.
-It was cold, but I think, under the circumstances, we've done rather well.
Do you know, I think this is just such a brilliant, eclectic mix?
Tell me about this. Because this is rather nice.
This is lovely. And you know what?
Under normal circumstances, I'd just walk straight past it.
But the thing for me is that writing on the front.
-It says, "F Mainwaring, Oteley, Ellesmere."
Which is about five minutes away from where I live.
-Well, I'm doomed.
-No, you're not. Don't be daft.
-Moving on from something sublime to the ridiculous.
-I don't know what you're talking about.
You certainly do. The margarita sign.
Yes, I mean, I think it's wonderful.
-Now, I have to be honest with you, Mark...
-I love what you've got, apart from...
-I know what you're going to say.
-What am I going to say?
-You're going to say my adorable poodles.
-Can you see anything through these glasses?
Please don't tell me you paid much for them.
-£25 for the three.
-Did you? These?!
Those are great, aren't they?
-These are beautiful. Please tell me they're Russian?
-They are Russian.
And they did cost me quite a lot. They cost me £120 for the two.
But I think they are period ones, I think they are pre-revolution.
Potentially, there could be quite a reasonable profit in those.
Yeah, I'm worried about those.
I think you've bought brilliantly, and I wish you the very, very best of luck.
I think I'm going to need it, because I think you did very, very well, Christina.
So, our experts emerge from their buying chrysalises and spread
their selling wings.
Transforming themselves into beautiful butterflies of profit,
as they flutter home with their nectar of knick-knacks.
Yes, down in his Brightlingsea base,
Mark has been assessing his haul.
I adore my two Russian silver beakers.
I think they were such a good buy.
I have done a bit of research, I know they're hallmarked in Moscow.
I like the grape scissors.
They're very from that sort of aesthetic period,
with the etched bamboo and the butterflies.
The teapot, it is an antique item.
I think a nice tea shop.
But then, I do fancy a cream tea now and again.
At the same time as buying the barge ware teapot,
I bought that charming famille rose chestnut basket.
Chinese, late 19th century, early 20th century.
And I think that should be OK, actually.
I should be on the money with that, 25 quid.
The silver dish is OK.
It's hallmarked in 1977, the Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.
And there's a buyer for that, I'm sure.
He also needs to find buyers for his glass egg holder,
folio stand and, of course, the porcelain poodles.
Over in Shropshire, Christina already has plans
afoot for her selling.
I've already tracked down a descendant of F Mainwaring
of Ellesmere there.
I can't wait to find out who F Mainwaring was.
The next little thing I bought was my very cute little silver pincushion there.
I'm really hoping to find either a pig breeder,
collector, or even an embroider that would like a new pincushion.
Then, of course, we've got this oak display cabinet here.
It's very large. And, I assure you, it's actually incredibly heavy.
I'm hoping that I might be able to find an antique centre or
maybe a vintage clothing shop, something like that, that will
have this and use this as a shop display.
It's quite a large, eclectic mix.
I spent quite a lot of money...
and I'm slightly dreading it. But I'll be very disappointed
if my little piggy-wiggy doesn't make more than Mark's dreadful poodles.
Ah, yes, the classic tale of the piggy-wiggy
versus the poodle is yet to come.
And Christina also has to find buyers for her margarita sign
and MG car grille.
But now both our profit-seeking players must scour
and search using all the tools available to them to match up the
objects with their perfect buyers - in order to accentuate the best
possible profit and eliminate their opponents from the competition.
As ever, no deal is made until a hand is shaken and the money is taken.
First off the marks is Mark,
who's travelled to Coggeshall in Essex
and is hoping to cut an early lead with his first sale.
Well, I'm here, hopefully, to sell my grape scissors.
Now, I've been thinking out of the box and I've been on the
internet and I've discovered there are vineyards in Essex.
Yes, vineyards in Essex. And what do vineyards grow? Grapes.
So, I'm hoping they're going to love a pair of Victorian grape scissors,
and I'll learn more about the types of wine we grow in England.
So, will vineyard owner Jane help him snip
out a profit from the £15 they cost him?
I've only just moved to Essex.
-I didn't realise we had vineyards here.
We produce a white, a rose, a sparkling white and a sparkling rose.
-Yeah. So far, so good.
-I think we're at the cutting edge.
Well, talking of cutting edges, I sent you a photograph,
-didn't I, of a pair of grape scissors I've got?
Now, they're Victorian silver plate,
and I particularly like this aesthetic design on them,
with the bamboo and little butterflies.
I think they are a lovely, pretty little thing.
And I'm interested in all things to do with wine, so I think they are...
I certainly like drinking wine.
I think it's one of life's great pleasures.
Absolutely, I couldn't agree more.
So, what would you like to offer for that?
Well, if I came down, say, to 55...
-Meet you in the middle.
-Oh, I've fallen for it again.
-I've fallen for it again. £50?
Well, I think it's a snip at that. But I'm happy to sell it.
-Thank you very much, Jane.
So, Mark cuts the selling ribbon with a respectable profit
of £35 for the grape scissors.
Christina is starting her selling somewhere in Shropshire
on a very foggy day.
She's hoping to find a buyer for her first item,
if she can actually find where she's going first.
Yes, it might be a little bit foggy,
but I've brought my leather box here to show Claire,
who I know has family connections to this place, Oakley, in Ellesmere.
And I'm hoping she might be able to tell me
a bit more about our "F Mainwaring" on the box here.
And if I'm lucky, she might even want to buy it.
Remember, the cartridge box cost her £75.
So, what is the connection? Tell me all about it.
My husband's family are based at Oteley,
and I think that's probably his great-great-grandfather.
Oh, really? Is this our man?
This is Charles Frank. There are two pictures I've got of him.
This one, and this one of him holding one of his children as well,
-which I'm not 100% sure which one it is.
-Oh, that's gorgeous.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but is Oteley still there?
The original house that was there burnt down
and then another house was built, which is this one that we have here.
Oh, is this it?!
Actually, it must have come from this building.
Yeah, it would have come from there.
I mean, it was a cartridge box for shotgun cartridges originally.
But I think that's amazing to actually see, A,
where it came from and, B, who it belonged to.
-Who it belonged to, yeah.
-It's nice to get them back together.
-It really is, isn't it?
-Because, obviously, I need to find a home for this.
-I was hoping to get a couple of hundred pounds for it.
What's your thoughts about that?
If I said 150...
-OK. We go for 150.
-Are you sure?
Brilliant. Thank you very much. £150.
Family history reunited in the right place.
Christina emerges with a profit of £75 for the box,
and brings the sales to 1-1.
So often you see these things
and they've been split from their family over the mists of time, so I'm
so pleased that that box has been reunited to the family it came from.
And a great profit - what's not to love?
Mark's next sale is brought to you by the letter T.
Guess what? It's tea-time, and I've come to the charming village of Fincham Field,
hopefully to sell my teapot to a teashop.
And I've got quite a gathering here.
The geese are following me.
The teapot cost Mark £25, so will he be able to pour out a strong
profit from tearoom manager Nikki?
-Tell me all about it.
-Well, it's actually known as barge ware,
because you often find these on the old Victorian barges.
This one has had a bit of a hard life.
I mean, somebody has treasured it And broken it.
But what I really like is the little plaque in the front, it says...
-"A present to a friend."
-Which is rather sweet, actually, isn't it?
-It's really rather quaint.
-It is quaint.
-I think it's actually rather charming
and it would certainly be a talking point.
So, yes, definitely, I am interested.
Now, I think I said to you in my e-mail £40 to £70, didn't I?
Which is incredibly reasonable.
I know, you can't believe how inexpensive it is.
Now you're pushing it. Let me see, let me think.
I think I could probably stretch to 48.
-(What's going on here?)
Well, I mean, we're going in the right direction, aren't we?
-50, end of.
-Oh, don't be mean. 55?
And we've got a deal. That fiver might help.
-Go for it.
Now I can tuck in to my cream tea.
Finally, Mark gets to scoff his scone
and escape with a profit of £30 for the teapot.
And after some initial concerns about his items,
Mark is gaining ground.
He tops up his coffers again
when he sells his silver dish to fresh-faced collector William.
If we can do it for 75, I'd be very happy.
-Yeah, that's fine.
-Are you sure?
-Yeah, that's fine.
-Thank you very much, William.
Making a small but perfectly formed profit of £15.
Christina is up next with her piggy pincushion.
She's put out some feelers that have led her to
the Shropshire village of Hadnall.
I found somebody who might be interested
in my little silver pincushion
but, unfortunately, he's out of the country at the moment.
So, I've come to see a relative,
who might be interested in purchasing on his behalf.
Yes, Christina isn't going to let
someone being in another country stop her making a deal.
She's meeting mother-in-law Jean,
who's agreed to broker a deal for her son-in-law John,
to buy a present for her silver- and pig-loving daughter, Fenella.
Have you got all that?
Good. The pig cost Christina £60, so will it bring home the bacon?
-Are you ready, then, Jean?
Are you ready? It feels like a grand reveal, doesn't it?
I've brought you this to show you and I'm hoping...
-What you think?
-Well, I'll have it if she doesn't.
Hey, might be able to start a bidding war.
-He's very cute.
-He's obviously a pincushion.
-And you'd, obviously, as an Edwardian lady,
you'd pop your pins in there, should you need to.
-He's stamped sterling, rather than British standard hallmark.
-So, possibly, an import from the Continent.
I was hoping to get about £150 for him.
-So, what instructions have you been given, Jean?
-Not quite that much.
150, deary me.
-What can we do?
What was his top, top price?
Well, he said, "Start at 70."
Could I nudge you closer to the £100 region?
Can I take you down to 90?
What about 95?
-We'll do that.
-Brilliant. Well, £95.
-I'm happy at that, Jean.
-Oh, well done.
-Thank you very, very much.
-I'll be thrilled for her.
-I don't think it's going to get to Fenella,
-I think it might stay here.
-Oh, no! He is rather cute though, isn't he?
He's VERY cute.
Well, Jean's no pushover.
Still, Christina makes £35 profit on the pig.
So, the question is,
will Mark's poodles fare any better when he comes to sell them?
Only time will tell.
But, for now, let's see how our pair are doing so far.
Mark has made three sales and brought home a profit of £80.
Christina is behind with two sales, but ahead with a profit of £110.
So, Mark has some catching up to do,
which means he really needs to be at
the top of his game and fighting fit.
But, wait, there's a problem.
Everything was going incredibly well,
swimmingly well. You know, I was getting out there, selling things,
until catastrophe struck...
and I broke my ankle.
Our brave battler doesn't let it hold him back, though.
He's headed to Ramsgate with his prize pooches.
I know I've broken my ankle but I've got my partner here, Santi,
who's helping me, and I've come to The Lady and The Tramp.
No, that's not me and Christina,
it's actually a dog-grooming parlour.
And I'm hoping to sell my collection of hounds.
Yes, Christina made £35 on her pig pincushion.
So, how much will dog-groomer Philippe
like the poodles that cost Mark £25?
And how will poodle Freddie feel about them?
I love these type of kitsch ornaments from the 1950s, '60s.
Often, they are humorous, like the one in the centre,
who's smoking a pipe and holding an umbrella.
-That's very nice.
-What do you think of it?
And you said that you quite like them?
Yeah, I think they are quite good.
From doing some pottery lessons at the moment, I can say
this is very difficult to do. Probably made by hand.
I did a little statue of a dog last week.
It is not as good as this.
What sort of offer would you be happy to make on them?
I think I could accept 40.
That's very nice of you, thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-And, Freddie, look.
What do you think of them, Freddie?
-I'm not quite sure he likes them.
-I don't know.
No, Freddie's not impressed.
And with just a £15 profit,
it means Mark has lost the battle of piggies versus poodles.
He doesn't let it get him down, though, and heads along the coast
to Brighton, where he sells his folio stand to auctioneer Andrew...
-I'm willing to give you 110 for it.
Oh, let's shake hands now quickly before you change your mind. Ho-ho!
..adding another £15 profit to his score sheet.
Across the country, Christina has made her way to Chester.
She's hoping marketing manager Ryan will pour her a profit on
the margarita sign, which cost her just under £100.
-Lovely. Really nice.
-What do you think?
-It's great, love the colour.
It's quite cheerful, isn't it?
-All those jolly colours.
-Nice and bright, like us.
Yeah, exactly, which is exactly why I brought you it.
You've got this wonderful, traditional building,
which you've given a really contemporary twist on, haven't you?
-So, obviously, it's a really funky sign.
I don't think there's a huge amount antique about it at all.
In fact, I'd be surprised if it was particularly old at all, frankly.
But, nonetheless, it's a great, fun thing, isn't it?
-I would be looking somewhere in the region of, say, £300 for it.
-I think 300's just a little bit too much.
So, what would you be looking to pay for it?
What about meeting in the middle - £200?
I could do £200.
-It's a deal.
-It's a deal if you show me how to make a margarita.
Brilliant. Thank you very much.
With £103 made on the sign,
Christina certainly knows how to make a profit
and she just has some time to
learn how to make a non-alcoholic margarita.
Well, she's driving.
Oh, I feel like Tom Cruise.
Give it a good smack on the top.
And then you're going to hold it and shake.
This could be deadly.
-Is it going to explode?
-No, no, you'll be fine.
You've just got to go...
-There we go.
-Thank you very much. Oh, yum.
And while she's in Chester,
she also sells her glass cabinet to bespoke tailor Patrick.
275, it's a deal.
-Thank you very much.
-Brilliant. Thank you, Patrick.
Cutting her a well-fitting profit of £155 and closing the gap,
with four sales to Mark's five.
The maverick's not letting the grass grow under his feet, though,
and he sells his egg dish to an antiques dealer for £10,
making a fiver profit.
With that, he's on to his penultimate item -
the Russian silver-gilt cups.
Now, I'm rather excited.
I'm in Brighton, I'm here to meet Gary at his friend's shop
just round the corner.
He's seen the photos of these lovely silver-gilt Russian beakers
and is interested. I love them,
so I'm really going to fight for a good profit on these.
And I hope to make it big. Da!
So, will antiques collector Gary be RUSSIAN to help him make a profit on
the £120 they cost?
-Now, I sent you photographs of these.
-Russian, of course.
-I think one is about 1854 and the other one is 1870-something.
The quality, I think, is lovely.
The engraving is good.
And I think the gilding has got that nice 19th-century mellow feel to it.
-Well, now you've seen them,
do you think you might be interested in them?
Well, obviously, it depends on how much you...
Well, I think I said between 200 to 300.
I do need it for a present.
And I think they would be perfect.
-180, well, it's...
I think we're very close.
Can I squeeze you up another 10?
190, let's do it.
Let's do it.
Mark makes a sterling £70 profit on the cups,
and he charges over the finish line when he sells his chestnut basket
to Oriental antiques specialist Mike...
Shall we meet in the middle and say 55?
Yeah, I'd be very happy with that.
..serving up a final profit of £30.
Christina's final project is the MG car grille,
which cost her £95, and she's hatched a plan.
So, I'm here in Chiswick in west London with my grille here.
Now, I found that it's from a 1955 MG Magnette.
I couldn't find anyone that needed a spare one, sadly,
but I thought outside the box
and I've contacted a chap called Guy, who is salvage upcycler.
Let's go and see if he's interested.
Yes, some smart thinking there from Christina.
Upcycling is all the rage.
So, will Guy want to drive off with her grille?
-What do you think?
-I think this could make...
..quite a nice mirror.
-How on earth would you turn it into a mirror?
Well, you know, you're not going to see yourself through the grilles.
-So, when I put a mirror plate on,
I take this piece out the back here.
-I'll put a mirror this side and a mirror that side.
Silicone it, so you won't see any of the nasty glass
but it will now become functional.
And somebody who's an MG fan would love to have that,
-say as his shaving mirror...
-..in his bathroom.
-Just a bit funky and a bit different.
-And it should look something like...
-Oh, fantastic, yes.
OK, so, obviously, it needs some work doing to it.
I was hoping to get a couple of hundred pounds for it.
-Oh, Guy, don't do things like that.
I may be able to go to 100.
-There we are, 100.
OK. Can I nudge you up to 120 maybe?
-OK, we'll do 120.
-Yeah? It's a deal.
Yes, Christina's grille may get
a new lease of life, and her piggy bank expands by £25.
So, she's all sold up.
Before our daring dealers find out who's taken the top spot,
let's remind ourselves of how much they spent at the market.
Starting off with a budget of £750 each,
Mark Stacey spent £370 on his eight items.
Christine only bought five but spent £447.
So, who has made the most profit?
All the money from this challenge
will go to Mark and Christina's chosen charities. So, let's find out
who is the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
You bought some really nice things.
Well, do you know my lovely cartridge box?
-Yes, now, did you find the family?
-I did, yes.
-And were they delighted?
-Reunited it with its family.
I think that's charming.
They showed us photographs of him and where it would have been in
-It was magic. What about your poodles?
Please tell me you didn't make any money on them at all?
-I did make money on them.
-They were so dreadful!
Philippe, who owns The Lady is a Tramp poodle parlour.
And I didn't think of you, I promise you.
Well done. Brilliant.
And I found a nice buyer for the two Russian beakers.
Oh, my goodness. Yes, I was very worried about those.
They're going to a chap who's giving them to his nephew as a present,
who lives in America.
-So, they're going to cross the pond.
-Very well-travelled beakers.
They are. From Russia to here...
-From Russia with love.
-From Russia with love and a small profit.
-Shall we find out?
-I'm slightly dreading this.
-I think you've beaten me.
-No, I don't think so.
-I think you have. One...
-No, you did very well.
-Oh, my goodness.
-You bought well. But I'm very happy I made a profit.
Well done, you, that is good.
-It's all over.
-It's all over. Good.
And so Christina is today's winner, making big profits across the board.
Winning is great. I mean, who doesn't love winning?
However, for me,
today was all about reuniting things where they belong
and where they should be.
Apart from the silver-gilt Russian cups,
which I did all right on...
But Christina bought extremely well and, deservedly, she won.
Well, Mark gets one last chance tomorrow
when he and Christina face off for a finale to beat all finales -
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?