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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is -
the show that pitches TV's
best-loved antiques experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profit.
Let's make hay while that sun shines.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different
I've got an 'eavy 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, there's foul play afoot.
I have to say that I think he's playing mind games with me.
Danny tries to beat Eric at his own game.
I'd like to show him that I can get some good porcelain.
And there's straight talking in the selling.
Ooh, very different.
-The main difference is, mine's better.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Nice to see ya!
Yes, a warm welcome, viewers, to today's match.
We're gearing up for what's looking like a busy day on the pitches of
Newark Antiques Fair in Nottinghamshire.
Our Premiership players limbering up for an almighty kickabout at
the collectables. So, before the whistle blows,
let's meet the captains.
First up is a lean, mean, bargaining machine.
He's got over a billion matches under his belt and is still as fit as
a butcher's dog.
Known as Porcelain Prancer, it's Wycombe's own
Eric "The Knowledge" Knowles!
I'm just determined.
Up against Eric is a young hopeful, bursting with vigour and vim.
He knows nothing about the offside rule but doesn't care,
as he can dribble deals with the best of them.
It's the Northamptonshire Annihilator,
Danny "Del-Boy" Sebastian!
What have you got for me?
And as we toss the coin on today's tussle,
our tackling twosome are risking £750 of their own prize money.
Their aim, to strike as many profit goals as possible
and win this match of the merchandise,
with all the proceeds going to good causes, of course.
So, Eric Knowles and Danny Sebastian,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is!
Well, here we are, what?!
We arrived in total darkness,
but now the sun has beckoned from beyond the horizon.
It has popped its head out.
It certainly has. So you've been here before?
-Quite familiar with this territory, to be honest. So have you!
On several occasions, yes.
Yes. So what's your approach?
Well, I normally take the A1 and I come off on the A46 and...
Well, because it's such a huge fair, you've got to be methodical.
It is a fair, I would say, for big boys,
because I know today, I've got to try and do some big spending.
If you buy big, there's always a chance that you're going to make
-a big profit.
-A bigger profit!
-Doesn't always work, does it?
-No, it doesn't, no.
So what about yourself? You're no stranger here, are you?
No, I'm not. I know where a few people are in this place,
so hopefully they've got some good gear for me.
I'll be going straight to them.
It's just another day at the office for you, isn't it?
You could say that, without blowing my own trumpet.
You could do, really.
Listen, just you be you, try and come out of your shell,
and just take them on, because, you know,
we're both big boys, aren't we?
We are definitely that!
Catch you later.
So, our big boys bound off into the fair,
hoping to fill their booty bags with bargains.
Morning! Morning! Morning!
Each of them is on familiar ground at this fair,
but Del-Boy seems particularly well connected.
So, how does Eric feel about that?
Danny has gone off to meet specific dealers, because, I mean,
this is his playground.
This is where he comes on a regular basis.
But the secret is just to keep going, and, you know,
it's one of these areas, there's just so much to take in.
So you've just got to relax, go with the flow and crack on.
Or to put it another way, keep calm and carry on!
But while Danny knows a lot of people here,
how is he going to use that to his advantage?
I've only got one strategy here today,
and that is to try and get a good deal out of some of these dealers.
I've worked these fairs for years, so I know a lot of the people here.
About time I got a favour back.
Cruising through the fair like a visiting royal,
Danny is launching a true charm offensive.
-How are you? Hey, nice to see you.
How are you?
And he's got a plan of where he's heading first.
We're in the rich department here, not where I want to be.
I want to be where the casuals are,
where the price is a little bit cheaper.
Knowing the lie of the land is helpful,
as Danny quickly homes in on his first target,
an industrial cage locker,
and he's not wasting any time.
-How much is this, mate?
22 quid? My hand's ready.
That'll do, thank you very much.
I like that.
Well, Danny's set a new personal best for his fastest purchase ever.
Right, let's take a look at that again.
Hand in position there.
Nice little bit of dribbling.
Yes, the old one-two
and a beautiful clean shot there,
across to a gentlemen's handshake,
and it's an early bath
for the Northamptonshire Annihilator.
-Much obliged, thank you.
This is a lovely little galvanised locker unit.
I'd say it's probably about 1960s, 1970s.
Probably used in a school or maybe in a swimming pool.
Today, industrial is very, very in vogue.
Everybody wants it and, basically, it can be used anywhere.
It's just trendy, it's in, it's quirky.
It cost me £22.
I'm going to try and double up, maybe even treble up, on this piece.
Definitely something that Eric "The Knowledge" Knowles
would not buy.
Whether or not that's a good thing is yet to be seen
but at least he's got a plan - as, across the market, Eric doesn't.
And he's been meandering quite aimlessly, it appears.
I don't know what I'm looking for.
These things have got a habit of appearing
and - I've said it before -
with almost like a red light flashing over the top of it.
# But I still haven't found what I'm looking for... #
So, while Eric goes in search of flashing red lights,
Del-Boy is dealing at a breakneck speed
and has picked up a vintage shop display model.
-What's the best price on it?
-I'll have a deal at that.
80 quid. Lovely.
I've bought this little fibreglass boy.
I mean, he must be about 1960s and probably even 1970s,
because he's made of fibreglass.
I do like this Afro-Caribbean type sort of figurine.
Let's not get confused here -
this young chappy here is not a blackamoor.
Blackamoors were sculptures or figurines
depicting fieldworkers or slaves,
usually African, but this ain't one.
It's just a young lad who's got his hat on,
he's got a big smile on his face, he's happy as Larry.
He's going up the farm to go and pick some provisions for tea.
That is a great decorative piece.
You know, he's in relatively good condition -
there's a little bit of dirt, a little bit of marks about him.
We're not bothered about that.
I've bought him right money and I think there's a healthy profit
to be made on this piece.
So, Del-Boy is up two items to his opponent's none.
Across the fair, Eric is continuing his search
for that elusive first buy.
It's not there, but I know it's here.
I just know it's here, so I'm not daunted and I'm not desperate.
I'm just determined.
Yes, Eric. Ever positive, showing that commitment
and perseverance is essential in this game.
Danny, however - well, he's just relying on his mates' rates.
-How's it going?
-Yeah, not too bad.
-Not so bad, is it?
-How much are them ladders?
-I tell you what...
-That's a bargain.
-Do I knock her down a little bit?
-No, cos it was 20 to anybody else!
-Give us 12 quid, then.
-Go on, shake my hand.
That's easy enough, isn't it? I'd better go and check them.
-Shall I go and inspect them?
-They're fine, they're fine!
Oh, these are nice. They're even better.
Bargain of the day.
I think... I tell you what - it definitely is.
I said I was going to get a deal today
and that is precisely what I've got.
I've gone and got myself a lovely set of ladders.
To be quite honest with you, I didn't even know they were lovely
until right about now, because I bought them
without even looking at them, without even inspecting them.
But now I have inspected them, they're great.
They've got a lovely patina.
Generally, you've got a bit of rope that comes across,
but these haven't.
These have got a lovely metal bracket...
..which just stabilises them up.
They cost me £12. I'm going to four times my money on these.
I'd say they're probably around...
Who knows, really? They could be, like, '60s, '70s, '80s...
But they're very commercial.
Everybody in shops nowadays,
they want these just to use as a prop,
just to use as a set of shelves.
I'm happy as Larry.
There you have it. Buying blind can pay off and the vintage stepladders
raised Del-Boy three buys above Eric,
who is still searching for his big red-light first buy.
Could this be it?
Is Knowlesy finally ready to splash out on this ice bucket?
I presume that that would take
a nice bottle of champagne at one stage.
It actually came from France, so I can do 38 on that one.
£38, we've got a done deal.
Well, I just bought myself a continental pewter ice bucket.
Date - around about 1900, very Art Nouveau in style.
Could have been made in France, where he bought it,
but it could've been made in Germany as well.
Either way, for £38, I think that is quite a good start to the day.
# Ice, ice, baby... #
And so the Iceman cometh into this competition,
picking up his first item...
..just as the half-time whistle blows.
Now, while our players pull up their socks and suck on some oranges,
let's see who's been defending well and who's on a yellow card.
From a £750 budget, Eric has had a tough first half,
scoring one item for £38,
leaving him £712 for the rest of the match.
Danny has been defending well.
Three buys cost him £114,
leaving him with £636 to play with.
-How's it going?
-Not so bad.
I wish I could say the same.
I'm going to be honest with you, you know, that's me.
I've been having a terribly slow start,
because there is so much ground to cover here
that I'm completely dazed.
You're bamboozled by it all. I'm having a great day.
-Bamboozled by it all, are you?
Bamboozled! I'm having a great day, Eric.
I've got some lovely lots.
-Some great things.
-I've seen a lot of your stuff here as well.
-Fantastic for you(!)
Listen, just carry on what you're doing and don't worry about me.
I'll be fine. Listen...
Oh, dear. It seems Danny really is getting under Eric's skin today.
I think he's playing mind games with me.
I'm not totally convinced that he's been buying
at a rapid rate of knots.
In fact, what he's actually done...
It's going to work against him because he's buoyed me up.
He's got me going for it big-time.
Well, as it goes, Eric, Danny's not playing mind games.
He's actually been spending money.
But, spurred on by Del-Boy's boasting,
The Knowledge has taken possession of a burning desire
to score more items,
which may explain his interest in this lighter.
I'm always attracted to anything that is connected with
the beautiful game,
because I'm a man of two teams -
tribal, I'm Burnley, and adopted, I'm Wycombe Wanderers.
But I'm also interested in these early lighters.
I'm going to have a stab at that because you could say I'm buying
a striker who is a striker.
I know. Don't switch off.
It doesn't get any worse than this.
We apologise for the interruption, but it did get worse.
We will resume the programme shortly.
And you rejoin us
after Eric has bought his footballer lighter for £50.
First of all, he's made out of a spelter -
it's like a zinc alloy - but he's been decorated in such a way that
it simulates bronze.
Date-wise on this, probably around about 1930, 1935.
When it comes the buyer, well, it's got dual appeal
because something like this is going to appeal to
a football memorabilia collector, but also a lighter collector.
Having secured an item with several sales options,
Mr Knowles is fighting back.
Yes, viewers, the wait is over.
Well, Eric's WEIGHT is over.
It's over there and it's a paperweight,
by the looks of it.
Quite a rare paperweight.
We can't find any for sale anywhere.
What's the money on that, as a matter of interest?
I'm looking for about £65 for it.
-Because of its rarity.
-And it's a nice size, nice colours.
If I offered you 50?
50 would buy it, yes.
-OK. We'll give it a go.
-You'll give it a go.
Eric picks up his paperweight
but will it prove to be a heavyweight profit maker?
Over the years, I have handled hundreds of paperweights
and the best ones tend to be French, from the 1840s -
Baccarat, Clichy, Saint-Louis.
These are the big names.
I've never seen a paperweight
with "London 1951" before.
Sometimes you'll buy something and it's all told on the label.
The thrill is doing your own research,
so I'll see what I can come up with,
because I want to know who made this.
And that paperweight lifts a great burden from Eric's shoulders
as he catches up to his rival, three buys each.
Now, Danny's voyage of discovery has led him to pick up a couple of items
that seem quite appropriate for the one they call Del-Boy.
These are so cool. Nowadays,
everyone is sort of having a little bar in their house.
This is cushty.
This is a late 20th-century boat bar.
the sort of thing that probably Del-Boy would have in his house,
but it's just all there.
There's little bits of...you know,
little bits of the trimming that's coming away but,
to be quite honest with you, you're always going to find that.
As long as these are being used,
you're always going to get a little bit of damage.
Same goes here but the nice thing is,
at least these lugs are still in, whereas if the lugs weren't in,
you'd probably have to take the string away.
And it's not just the bar Danny has his eye on.
Anyone got a bar, you'll want an ice bucket.
This little ice bucket, I mean, pineapple - brilliant.
The top's there, all the leaves are there.
Great thing about these, what you've always got to look out for,
is the glass liner inside.
If you've got that, you're cooking with gas.
Happy that he could get a lovely jubbly profit from the boat bar
and ice bucket, Danny does a double deal with the camera-shy stallholder.
I'm quite happy. £145 paid for the pair.
Actually, that's a pineapple, Danny.
# Agadoo-doo-doo Push pineapple... #
Still, this kitsch duo pushed Danny back into a 5-3 lead,
but Eric is quick to reclaim some ground
when he picks up a vintage glass bowl and stand for £40.
What I've just bought is a French glass dish
in a wrought-iron stand.
What I'd like them to be,
I'd like this to be by Daum of Nancy
and I'd like the base to be by a man called Edgar Brandt.
But they're not, and that's why I was able to buy it for £40
and not the best part of £800 to £1,000.
But it looks the part. It's cheerful, it's colourful
and it is from la belle France.
So, er, I think anything that cheers anybody up today
is well worth having.
So Eric cheers himself up with his cheap and cheerful bowl and stand.
He really is the undisputed champion
when it comes to glassware and pottery.
So what's Danny doing sniffing around his territory?
What have you got for me?
Listen, see these here?
They're a stonking pair of vases.
I tell you what it is...
I'm up against the great Knowledge Knowles.
I'd like to show him that I can get some good porcelain too.
I know these are Royal Doulton.
-I'm sure they're a winner.
-You're sure they're a winner
-or you're sure they are a oner?
-They're a one-and-a-halfer.
-Are they a winner at a oner?
No, I couldn't. I'd be losing too much on them.
-Tell you what, I'll meet you in the middle - this is my last bid.
-Give us that hand.
That's a bold move from Del-Boy.
£130 for the vases.
And having encroached into Eric's territory,
Danny decides he's spent up and heads for the dressing room.
Knowlesy still has money to spend and it may be late in the day,
but he's finally got a plan.
What I've done, I've come back to where I started,
very early this morning,
because the facts were that people were still unpacking.
So I'm now back, they're fully unpacked,
and I've just got a feeling that there's something in there that's waiting for me.
And sure enough, he quickly homes in
on a nice and shiny cocktail ensemble.
American? It did look American.
They've got the cups priced separately, but I'll do you a deal.
All you need to do now is find a smart bar somewhere.
Yeah, well, exactly. A very smart bar, as well.
Or somebody... What I'm doing is,
I'm looking for a girl who is working as a waitress
-in a cocktail bar.
Don't, don't you want them, Eric?
Yeah, I do like the cocktail set but, you know,
you really do need them on a tray to really set them off, don't you?
And I'm just wondering what you've got in the way of trays
-and we could work something into a deal.
This one is pretty good.
Can we give it a try?
See if they all fit on.
So if we put that on there,
you put that in the centre.
That goes in the middle.
Looks like serious dosh to me.
How... How painful will that be?
The whole lot...
How does that sound?
Do it quick.
Oh, look at the pain on his face.
That's a big spend but it's a class act, isn't it?
Yes. It certainly is.
Goodbye, old friends.
# Yes, I like pina coladas
# And getting caught in the rain... #
Yes, that's a whopping £250 for the tray, shaker and glasses,
making it the biggest spend of the day.
Well, if you're looking for something
that epitomises the Art Deco age,
then look no further at my cocktail set.
Noel Coward said it was the age of laughter and cocktails and,
all right, I paid good money for this,
but I think it's worth every penny.
With the right person, I'm going to make a profit.
And with that, the buying whistle is blown,
the pitches are cleared and our exhausted experts can rest.
But only momentarily.
While they do, let's analyse their purchasing prowess.
From a £750 budget, Eric had a very slow start
but bought five items and spent an impressive £428.
Danny bought six items but spent less, £389.
So, let's see what they make of each other's hauls.
Well, I've been thinking big time, but everything I've bought today
is going to fit in the boot of my car.
But when it comes the real big time, I've got to say, Danny, my boy,
I think you get the prize.
-What for? Big boy's toys?
-But also, I've got a question.
I really need to know, the cage that you've got there...
What on earth do you keep in that?
Well, what do you want to keep in it?
Do you put shirts in it in a shop?
Do you want to put books in it in a house?
That's just adaptable.
-What do you put in that?
Well, you put something nice and bubbly in that.
Oh, it's a champagne bucket.
-It's a champagne bucket, yes.
-Looks quite nice.
-What about my bar?
-I love your bar.
Well, if it's got the Knowledge Knowles recognition,
that's put a great beam on my face.
-Look at that.
It is a lovely cocktail set.
I paid good money for it, though.
I paid very good money for it, but you want the best...
-It's a good item.
-..you've got to pay for it.
-And were you conscious, when you bought your pineapple,
that that features in Fools And Horses?
Virtually every episode.
-I wasn't, actually.
-Well, there you go.
-It was sublimin-able... Whatever.
It was there in your subconscious.
What about my lovely Doulton pair here?
-How did you miss them?
No, well, Danny, forgive me - I didn't miss them.
-The reason I didn't buy them
is that that one has been restored on the top.
You see, if you're a ceramics man, you're looking at glazes
and that's very glassy, that's very polished,
and that's slightly matte.
And that's the warning sign.
Now, look, I don't want to put the dampers on it,
because they're both lovely vases.
They're Doulton Lambeth, they're very Arts and Crafts.
They've got size.
But the collectors, they like absolute perfection.
But if nothing else, I think we've finished today
very much on a high note, don't you?
-Go for it, kid.
-Hey, you tricked me earlier.
-And you, too.
So, our experts travel back to their respective residences to prepare for
the rocky road that lies ahead.
Yes, buying is the easy part in this game of two halves,
as our two teams must now play the home leg,
creating maximum wealth for charities of their choice.
Down in his Wycombe base, Eric is ready for a rubdown.
Well, I'm slowly recovering from
that trek all around the antique fair.
Do you know, I mean, as a bonus,
I think I've probably lost about half a stone.
But here is what I came up with and, in all fairness,
these four items are a bit neither here nor there
from a money point of view,
because they were all around about £50 apiece.
The big money, however, is on the cocktail shaker
and the associated plated goblets, you might call them.
And, of course, it's all set off by that wonderful stand.
So it is a marriage but, by jingo, it's a marriage made in heaven.
Doesn't it look fantastic?
And I'm told that the red Bakelite version is the rarest.
It comes in other colours.
So I'm going to have to find a big spender.
I'm thinking big London hotel, maybe.
I've got to make sure that it's in perfect working order,
so I'm going to dig out my old cocktail recipe book
and give it a try.
Such dedication! And Eric's also got to find buyers
for his champagne bucket,
football striker lighter,
paperweight and bowl and stand.
Danny is warming up in Wellingborough.
What a great day at the fair I had.
I bought the steps and I bought the industrial lockers.
Now, these are great retail pieces
and I don't think I'm going to have a problem selling them at all.
My fibreglass child.
Now, I think he's absolutely fantastic.
When I bought him, I had somebody in mind for him.
I know a person who's got a Caribbean restaurant
and he's going to look fabulous, situated in there.
My two Doulton vases.
Really, really nice.
Good size, great condition.
My colleague Eric Knowles
has told me there's definitely restoration been done on this.
My boat bar and my pineapple icebox.
Great pieces. I really love it. Screams retro,
but sometimes, a bit too quirky can be a problem selling,
but I know once I do get the right buyer,
I'm going to get the right profit.
Our professional profit pursuers must now get their noses
to the grindstones, their pedals to the metal
and their powers of persuasion to the max,
as they target buyers for their goodies -
and they know that no deal is made
until a hand is shaken and the money is taken.
First to kick off is Eric,
who has travelled to the capital with his sporty lighter.
Well, I'm in central London
to meet sporting memorabilia guru Gary Ashburn.
I'm hoping that he's going to take a shine to my striker.
So, will the lighter that cost him £50 score a profit
or will Eric hit an own goal?
-There's the man.
-Well, that's certainly different, isn't it?
-Innit, as they say.
-That is very different.
-Have you ever seen one like it before?
To tell you the truth, I don't think I've ever seen one, no.
You're the great footballing memorabilia man, as well!
Yeah, I think it...
It's really great, innit? Hits all the boxes.
Retro, vintage, you know, reminisce, nostalgia.
You can just see someone who's a really big football fan, you know,
having that as sort of pride of place on the desk, something different.
It's quite rare, but it's a lighter, isn't it, as well?
It is. This is what... This is what they call the wand.
You would have fabric on that
and that would be doused with flammable liquid.
Touch it against the flint, it ignites.
-What do you think?
-About 75 quid cash.
I tell you what - 110.
I tell you what, we'll do a deal. I know you need a new raincoat.
I'll give you 100 quid all in.
-100 quid. All right.
He shoots, he scores.
Eric's early goal brings him a profit of £50 and makes it 1-0.
Well, that was a nice bit of business,
because I managed to actually double my money.
So in more ways than one, I think,
in footballing terms, I've got myself a bit of a result.
So, with Eric running up the league table,
Danny is keen to even things up.
I'm in Wellingborough to see Jodie,
the owner and the head chef of a Wellingborough restaurant.
I've brought my fibreglass child with me.
I just hope she loves this boy as much as I do.
The figure cost Danny £80,
but will he be able to pick up a profit
from Caribbean restaurant owner Jodie?
You can see he is of Caribbean descent and, obviously,
you've got a Caribbean restaurant here.
-I think this is the home for him.
Yeah, I like him. He looks good.
Where would you put him? What would you do with him?
I think, if we could get some way to...
Maybe for him to be handing out menus or something
at the front door, something like that?
Well, that's exactly what I was thinking.
Yeah, I think that'd be really good.
How... How about £220?
Um...I like him...
..but I was thinking a bit lower.
Oh, no. No, that's a low blow!
That is a low blow!
Was that below the belt?
I knew you was going to come in somewhere around that sort of figure. I knew you was.
185. And I think I'm being absolutely fair with you now.
Come on, Danny, I think 150.
155, we've got a deal.
-Come on, Danny!
Pounds make... Pounds make profit in this game!
-All right, 158.
-That will do me.
That will do me.
Some pretty tough negotiating means that Jodie takes the figure
and Danny walks away with a spicy profit of £78.
Over in London, Eric is rocketing on to his next sale.
He's found a swanky hotel interested in having a look
at his cocktail ensemble.
It set him back £250,
but will that be too punchy for bar manager Bart?
I'm feeling as though I've done a little bit of time travel here
and I'm back in the '30s, emphasised by my cocktail shaker.
Beautiful. Bakelite, I'm assuming?
Bakelite, yes. Red is the rarest.
It's silver plate, American.
I think the golden age for cocktails with this type of shaker
is sort of 1930 to maybe 1950.
So, the question is, is this an ensemble that you think
would do credit and add to the ambience of this room?
I think it would. We do quite a few masterclasses here,
where the guests actually shake their own cocktails.
It would be very nice to use it for that.
So, it's all about the money.
My guideline for this was £450 but...
-..you probably have a budget.
I'm willing to do 300 on it.
350 is my sort of bottom marker.
-350 it is.
Eric shakes on the price and sprits away a profit of £100
for the cocktail set.
Well, that was my biggest spend
and I knew that I was never going to be able to double my money,
so it was very nice, actually,
just to make a three-figure profit.
Danny is now lagging 2-1 behind,
but he's hoping to overtake with a cheeky double sale
of his ladder and cage on his home ground of Wellingborough.
I've sold my first item.
I've now got these two items,
which I'm going to try and sell to a florist that I know.
Be nice if she takes both bits.
-Hello, how are you?
Good. I'm good, thank you.
What have I got for you?
Well...I see you've got a few sets of steps in here
-but it doesn't matter, does it, in this industry?
There's always room for another set of steps, I think.
And I need to make a ribbon rack,
so I could use it as a ribbon rack if I...
-Yeah, I could put some holes in here, a bit of a rod,
couple of ribbons on it and, like, mount it on the wall.
Oh, that'll look fantastic.
And I've also got this little locker,
originally probably used in a school or a swimming baths.
As you know, nowadays, all this industrial is very, very in vogue.
Is it something you would be interested in, these couple of bits?
Well, I think so. I think I could probably use that
if I mount it on the wall and have it as storage,
rather than having it as a standing unit,
so it could kind of, like, sit on the wall
to, like, display vases and things.
What about the ladders? Would you have a go on both of them, or...?
It depends how much you want to charge for them, to be fair.
I'll go straight in at 100 if you want, for the pair.
I think I'm looking at more 70 for the pair, to be honest.
-I've got quite a lot of ladders here, to be fair.
Can we do 78?
-Cor, you are a hard woman!
You... You are hard!
But I think you're also very fair, Cat,
-and I'll shake your hand at that.
-There you go.
Yes, Danny sells both items and makes a total profit of £42.50
on the cage locker and ladder.
And that double sale means he has sold more items than his rival -
but remember, this game is all about profit,
so who is in the lead at the midway point?
Eric has sold two of his items, making a profit of £150.
Danny has sold three items and is behind,
with only £120.50 to show for it.
Both our experts have three items left to sell
and Danny has some catching up to do.
Luckily, he's up next,
heading to Weedon to see antiques dealer Mark.
Now, he wanted to play Eric at his own game
and bought a pair of restored vases,
so the question is, will he be able to sell them?
And will he get back anything close to the £130 that he paid for them?
I'm going to play Eric at his own game now.
I've bought these two lovely bits of Royal Doulton.
It's cost me a lot of money, it's my biggest purchases.
Let's just hope Mark gives me a healthy profit.
-How are you, Mark?
-I'm very well, Danny. How are you?
Great, thank you.
These pair of antique Royal Doulton vases
-that I'm bringing here today...
-Build 'em up, Danny, build 'em up.
-It's going to complement this place.
-Is it really?
-I know you love Arts and Crafts.
-The Art Nouveau movement.
And there is a little bit of damage,
I think, on one of them, but they've been professionally restored.
-Can I just have a look at that one?
I mean, I quite... I like Arts and Crafts.
I don't usually buy that much Arts and Crafts pottery,
but these are a good size.
-Great size, lovely green and brown, mottled...
-I'm a little bit put off,
even though they've been restored and restored really well,
but it's really quite obvious in the colour,
so you notice immediately.
-But it's all down to price.
So what kind of money are you asking for them?
I'd be happy for 250.
-For the pair.
I wouldn't want to be giving much more than 160 for them.
Mark...these are fine antiques.
You're sticking your neck out at 250, Danny.
-I mean, honestly...
-Can we say 220?
I'd really want to be under two with them.
195, then, give us your hand.
-There you go. Thank you very much.
-Lovely, Mark, thank you.
So, despite the vases being restored,
Danny makes a decent profit of £65.
Now, just how proud of himself is he?
Well, Mr Eric "Knowledge" Knowles,
it's not only you who can sell porcelain.
I made a tidy profit there!
That's definitely someone who's happy with himself,
so the competition is hotting up.
Next, both Danny and Eric head to London
with their rather contrasting ice buckets.
First, old Knowlesy takes his Art Nouveau champagne bucket
to Chelsea antiques dealer Romulo.
You're saying £60 could be the right price for you?
So if you want to shake on £60...
Eric shakes and makes a swift £22 profit.
And so, from classic...to kitsch.
Danny is also on a bar crawl,
with his ice bucket that cost him £25.
He's in Peckham, south London, and, obviously, Del-Boy needs to find
a bar with a perfect ambience for his retro pineapple.
And, do me a lemon, he's only gone and done it!
-Yeah, yeah. Nice to meet you.
Tristan looks up for it, too!
-So, what is actually going on here?
-So, it's called Little Nan's Bar.
It's all based on, like, a nan's living room, like my own nan's.
I'm a lover of kitsch and retro and all that sort of period.
It's nice to see it all put together.
They call me Del-Boy myself and I walk into here
and it's like his front room!
Let's get down to business.
I mean, I know straightaway that this is going to fit in here.
This is the original, real McCoy from the 1970s,
with the glass liner, pineapple ice bucket.
-I mean, you're not going to get better than that.
Yeah, definitely looks cool.
I mean, it's going to fit in here a dream.
I think it will, but it all depends about how much.
I'd love to get £75 for it.
See, 75 is way too high to what I'd pay.
Give us 70 quid - I'll knock down a fiver. How about that, as friends?
-How about 45?
-55 - all the fives - how about that?
What about... I don't know, like, 53?
I'm not going to... I'm not even... I'll grab that! Thanks very much.
And that deal makes Danny a prickly £28 profit,
and he's down to one item.
The Knowledge still has two
but he's tracked down a possible buyer for his paperweight,
in the form of paperweight collector Derek.
Remember, he has £50 invested in it.
So, this is the collection?
This is just part of it, Eric.
I've actually got about 900 weights all together.
So, there's about 300 down in this room...
-..and the rest are upstairs.
But what a collection, and so...
They're all so, for want of a better term, eclectic.
-They are all so different for the most part, aren't they?
For me, if I like the paperweight, it's got a place in my collection.
-Doesn't matter whether it's worth a fiver or 500.
Do you have a favourite?
There is one particular one...
-Can I hold it?
-You certainly can.
Now, that is amazing.
He's had to make this little sort of rosette of sorts, and then he's...
-He's encased it with a triple overlay...
..so it's got white, blue and green.
Yeah. And then he's got...
Then he's had to cool that down,
cut it and he's then had to reheat it,
encase it in glass and then encase it again,
in a further triple overlay...
..and cut that.
I understand you've got a paperweight
that I may be interested in?
I understand it's a London 1951.
Well, I have actually got one of those.
-Yeah, let me show you.
So, there's my example.
So I'd be very interested to see yours...
-..and see how it compares.
Oh, very different.
-The main difference is, mine's better.
-That's the reason why I'm interested in it.
-If you compare that with yours, the central cane...
..is very, very clear.
So, come on, Derek - where are we going to kick off with this one?
You know, I mean... You know, I don't want you to peak too soon.
Maybe £40? How does that sound?
It...it sounds like, for me, to be frank with you,
it sounds like financial suicide.
So...so, I mean, would 70 be...near the mark, do you think?
-What about meeting in the middle?
If you just...nudge you up to 60, that would...
No, I'll nudge you down to 50.
It all matters to me.
If the sound of 58 is...is within the realms of feasibility...?
Right, we've got a deal there.
Eric makes just an £8 profit on the paperweight.
He's down to his final item, his yellow bowl and stand,
which he takes to Westerham-based antiques dealer Ashton...
-We've got ourselves a deal.
Thank you, Eric.
..and sells for a £50 profit.
Danny still has his boat bar,
but can he sail away with more than the £120 he paid for it?
I'm in Derbyshire to see Thomas.
He owns a mobile cocktail-bar service.
I know he likes quirky bars, I know he likes themed bars,
so I've brought along my bar.
I'm going to push the boat out on this one.
-Now, this looks cool.
-This IS cool.
This is your original 1960s boat bar.
Very, very iconic for its time.
And in really nice condition.
What, really, is your thing here?
No, we do, like, quirky, bespoke mobile bars around the UK.
You know, it's just with a bit of a...a twist, not your normal bar.
What are you selling? Pints of beer?
No, no, we don't do pints.
Cocktails - bespoke cocktails.
Funky stuff. Craziest we've ever done was in the middle of a pool,
on a bar floating on an island.
But this one is better than an island.
-Well, of course it is! You've got the boat itself!
I'll tell you what... What's surprising me -
you're in a container!
We are mobile, so we don't have a venue.
-We store everything in here, then...
-Course, yeah. Makes sense.
-Let's get down to business.
I've looked on the internet. They're fetching strong money.
I'd like £480.
I was thinking more 250?
Oh, no, you've... You've cut me right in half!
Well, Danny may have a fight on his hands here,
but will he get his asking price?
If he does, it'll win him the competition.
All will be revealed but, before we do,
let's remind ourselves of how much our experts have spent today.
From a £750 budget, Eric bought five items for £428.
Danny bought six, totalling £389.
But now, all that matters is profit.
All of the money made will go to our dealers' chosen charities,
so who is today's champion?
-Hey. How are you?
-Not so bad.
-Not so bad.
I'm wearing the shoes I nearly wore out walking around Newark,
trying to find something to buy!
-How did you get on?
-Well, I was trying to spend big there,
with my cocktail shaker.
That was a nice 1930s set.
-It was a very nice set, wasn't it?
-Good home for it?
Yes, a very good home, a very smart hotel in central London, no less.
-Oh, was it?
-What about yourself?
Well, I did not so bad at all with my...
Remember my ship bar?
-Oh, yes, yes.
-That was very nice.
I sold that to a mobile cocktail service.
You know, he done mobile bars.
And, yeah, he sort of had upcycled units, if you would,
-so mine was nice and original - he loved it.
The ice bucket went well, as well.
I went to a place that did cocktails again.
-So, it seems like it's all drinks, this...
-It does, doesn't it, yeah?
So, to be frank with you, I have to admit that I didn't really manage
much of a mark-up on my sales, so...
Let's see if we can drink to this, then.
You might be doing the drinking and if you are, you're buying.
OK, one, two, three...
-Dinner as well!
Only slightly, only slightly!
Well, I don't know about that - I think you've doubled it.
-You've doubled it!
-Come on, let's go and have a drink.
You weren't fibbing - you really were in your element!
Yes, Danny wins today's contest,
having taken on and beaten the prince of porcelain,
and his winning profit came from that kitsch bar...
..making an incredible £248 profit and securing his win.
Brilliant. I've made a good, strong win.
I'm now cooking with gas.
Well, that was, without question, quite a serious defeat.
But there again, Danny was very much playing on home turf and,
at an antique fair, I can tell you,
that man is very much in his element.
But tomorrow, Eric gets the chance to reclaim his throne
when they fight once again at a car-boot sale in Essex.