Antiques challenge. Danny 'Delboy' Sebastian takes on Eric 'The Knowledge' Knowles at a car boot sale in Essex. Eric is forced to chance his arm with some questionable bric-a-brac.
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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 daily challenge.
I've got an heavy profit here.
Putting their reputations on the line...
..they'll give you the insider's view of the trade...
HE GROWLS ..along with their top tips
and savvy secrets...
That could present a problem for me.
..showing you how to make the most money...
-Ready for battle.
..from buying and selling.
-Get in there!
Coming up, Danny is riding high.
He's in first place.
Is Eric Knowles The Knowledge going to be able to catch him up?
Eric shows us how to spot a genuine antique.
But what makes this 18th-century is this decoration.
It's called wrigglework.
I don't want to be smug, but I think we're in for a nice little earner.
And Danny nose dives.
I was thinking about £95.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome, one and all, to a very early morning in Essex.
Our fabulous foragers are up at the crack,
ready to sniff out top-notch bargains
and rummage for the relics.
Today, we're setting up stall at Marks Tey car boot,
but it appears the forecast has scared off
all but the hardiest of stallholders,
so our experts of the eclectic will be battling even harder
to find a hoard of goodies
that will give them a winning profit when they come to sell.
First up, it's the prince of pottery himself.
He's the aristocrat of antiques,
a man who knows his treasures from his trinkets.
Why, it's Eric The Knowledge Knowles.
I'm just hoping I can wipe that smile off that man's face.
Yes, he's up against the Artful Dodger of dealers,
the Wellingborough workhorse who can haggle until it hurts.
It's Danny Del Boy Sebastian.
I've got to get in there and have a look,
see what they're all looking at.
They've each got £250 worth of their own cash to spend
and all their profits will go to their chosen charity.
But who's going to be riding the gravy train of treasures
and who's going to be asking, "Please, sir, can I have some more?"
Only time will tell.
So, Eric Knowles and Danny Sebastian,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
Good morning. Or, to be more precise,
-good very early morning.
-Good very early morning, Eric.
-How are you, Knowledge?
-I'm fine. I'm all right, thank you. Yourself?
-Very well, thank you. Very well.
-Good, good, good.
And, I mean, are you a bit of a regular at car boots?
-This is my home.
-This is it?
This is where I love to be, really - in car boots.
-This is Del Boy's natural habitat, is it?
-Yes, and proud of it.
And why not? Because we've got £250 to spend,
but just looking over our shoulder, it's looking a bit thin out there.
I mean, I've been here where there have been aisles
and aisles of stalls,
so we might have a bit of, you know, a challenge on our hands here.
Indeed. But, again, you just never know, do you,
what you're going to find out there?
It's not necessarily got to be a big boot to find good gear.
You know, you can find good gear in the first one.
-But less of the rabbiting.
-I see you've got your wellies on.
Yeah. And look at you. Sartorial elegance.
You're wearing trousers that talk to you.
Yeah, "Money talks."
I've got to let the word be known - money talks and cash is king.
-We know that, especially at these sort of places.
-Well, we do.
Well, let's just go out there and spend it.
OK, I think you start at that end and I'll start at this end.
-And I'll meet you in the middle.
-Yeah, I think it'll take
-about five minutes.
# Consider yourself at home... #
Ooh, Eric, it seems, is on the back foot for today's car-booter.
Not only is this Danny's preferred buying arena,
but the low turnout has got The Knowledge knocking at his knees.
So, what's his plan of action?
My strategy today is to not give in to desperation.
The smidgen of a profit - just buy it.
Yes, don't get desperate now, old chap.
Meanwhile, Del Boy's not even going to think about what to buy.
My plan of action? No deliberating.
Get in there, get some nice pieces bought
because at this time of the year, it's slim pickings.
Mm. He's an eager beaver if ever there was one.
It appears Danny's all pumped up and ready to get in there early.
No deliberating Del Boy.
Um, I suppose what we've got here is a sprayer.
Like a pesticide sprayer or flowers, you know.
Made of brass. About 1920s. Nice little wooden handle.
I'm going to ask this chap how much it is, see if I can get a deal.
-How much money is it?
-Can you do 15 and we've got a deal?
-I'd like to.
-You can do.
I could be persuaded at 16.
-16, we've got a deal.
I've just got myself a lovely, little, brass, 1930s sprayer.
It's got branding, which is always good to have.
Cost me £16.
I'm estimating to sell it for about 50 at least
because it's really nice.
I'm going to polish it up, make it shine.
It's quite quirky, really.
The only problem I've got with it is there's no hose.
Why is the hose not with it?
Because, in the 1930s,
these would have been made from natural rubber.
It will have perished.
It can go anywhere.
It can go to a gardener, it can go into a shop as a prop,
it can probably even go into a household as a doorstop.
I've done well there.
So, Danny's competent no deliberating strategy
has his first buy in the bag.
On the other side of the car boot, Eric is keen to get cracking.
WELSH ACCENT: And over by there,
has stumbled upon some Celtic kitchen clobber -
a Welsh-crested pinny, look you.
-Oh, it's a Welsh one. A Welsh pinny.
-Yeah, I think you need a pinny.
-Yours for £5.
-Oh, dear. Does it fit?
-I think it's yours.
-I think it's got your name on it.
-Does it fit any size?
Well, I am part Welsh, actually. I think I'm one-eighth Welsh.
Yeah, she's not falling for that one, Eric.
-You've got yourself a real deal there.
-£5 - that's your best price?
-You look like the money honey.
-Nice doing business with you.
-Arrgh! Oh, dear me.
-And, as the... HE CLEARS THROAT
..money honey takes Eric's £5,
his Welsh ware gets him off the mark.
But for a man whose usual penchant is pottery,
what made him go off-piste with this piece?
There's something very regal about this apron.
Erm, I'm just thinking who I know who is Welsh.
I've bought it now. Cost me a fiver.
I'll just have to get my thinking cap on.
Let's see... I wonder if they sell thinking caps here.
No, but Eric does come across
something he definitely wasn't expecting.
-Oh, hello, darling. All right?
-Hello, darling. You all right?
-Give us a kiss.
-Oh, right. Oh, thank you.
-How are you?
-Yeah, I'm fine. How are the children? All right?
How indiscreet. Clacton-on-Sea, 1978.
-# Shake your booty, baby. #
Joking aside, this rummaging rascal needs to get his head down,
as we all know pottery is the only love affair this man's ever had.
Speaking of which...
-How much is the jelly mould?
I'd have settled at nine, but anyway, there you go.
-Well, I'll take nine off you.
Well, no, we've already agreed on eight, so...
You're a good lad. Lovely. Lovely jubbly.
Well, I'm just double-checking to make sure
that I've got no chips and cracks that I missed. No, I haven't.
It has been signed. Can't quite make it out.
I'll check that out when I get it home.
Looks to me to be Victorian.
No, not bad. For £8, I think that was a pretty good buy.
So, with a pinny and a jelly mould in the bag,
it appears old Knowles thinks there's money to be made
And it seems Del Boy's got the same idea,
as he pockets a vintage rolling pin for £8.
Kitchenalia is so in.
Everybody loves a bit of kitchenalia.
Whether they want to use it as a prop on their dresser
or whether they want to use it to roll some pastry out,
it's really in.
So, I'm sure I'm not going to find a problem to sell this nice,
ceramic, crackle-glaze, nut-brown,
made-in-England rolling pin.
I'm going to make plenty of dough with this.
Yeah, see what he did there?
Now, both our dealers have two buys in the bag.
Nevertheless, Eric feels like this car boot's not delivering today.
Do you know what? I just want to spend some money.
I'm just looking for something with potential.
So, Eric begins the mission to blow his budget.
-Good on you.
What else have we got there? Hippopotamuses? No.
OK, have a good fair.
..and he looks...
How much is it? Then I know.
A tenner? Yeah, don't think me rude.
I've got to spend bigger or else I'm in trouble.
..and, you've guessed it, he looks some more.
No, not for me.
Well, with Eric struggling to unload some cash
and on the hunt for that big-ticket item,
our mischievous marauder Del Boy is only too happy to grease the wheels.
Loads of pottery. I know he loves it. You'll be able...
-Hey, charge him dear.
-I will do.
-Charge him dear.
Ooh, very crafty, Del Boy. Very crafty.
Unaware that his adversary
is turning the stallholders against him,
Eric has his eye on three ornate cut-glass bottles.
Could this be the big-ticket purchase he was after?
This is where I want my wife with me.
-Cos she'd tell me, you know.
-Because these are very feminine things, aren't they?
We're just mere mortals. We're only men.
You know, and they know. They know.
Even without Mrs Knowles, Eric's keen.
So, you can have all three for 150. How's that?
-All three for 150?
-That's...that's a good deal.
You're a gentleman.
With no haggle necessary,
this classy crystal is the most expensive purchase
of the day so far for either dealer.
Well, I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I was
to find these three fabulous bottles with their original silver tops.
Erm, late Victorian, I think, most of these,
but almost certainly English.
Probably made in Stourbridge,
where some of the finest glass in the world was made
certainly during the 19th and early 20th century.
And it's interesting to remember that, today,
we're so used to getting perfume in a ready-made bottle,
but our great-grandparents would have something as grand as this.
They'd have to take off the stopper and they'd have a little funnel
and they'd have to decant their perfume or their cologne
into the bottle.
But one thing's for certain - at £150,
the only place where these three bottles were going to be going today
is home with me.
So, Eric's extravagant spend takes us up to the halfway point
in this banquet of buying.
Time to have a look at the scoresheet.
From £250 of their own money, Eric's cooking on gas so far,
spending £163 on three items, leaving £87 in his kitty.
Danny has only bought two items and spent just £24,
so has a substantial 226 left to play with.
But before they get back to the boot,
there's time to compare notes.
-So, how goes it, Del?
-Yes. You know, I looked at it this morning,
I thought, "There's only a few rows.
-"We're not going to find a lot of gear here."
-Yeah, yeah, yeah.
-But you did.
-Yeah, there's plenty there.
-You seem a little bit down.
-No, no, I'm so happy for you.
-Oh, good, good.
-Well, hang on a minute.
I have to tell you that the first stand I looked at,
I bought something.
-Well, that's good, isn't it?
-Oh, it was a good start.
I've been watching you. You've bought a fair few bits.
-I've been watching you.
-I think you're trying to be a bit smug here now.
-No, no, no.
Far from it. I'll always be upfront with you, Del.
-Don't you worry about that.
-So you should do, Knowledge.
You've got plenty of knowledge, you know it all,
so there's no need for you to be smug.
-Have you been talking to my mother or what?
-Don't you worry.
Don't you worry about who I'm talking to.
I know all about you.
Well, the real truth is, Danny, you do know my mother.
I do know your mother.
Just be careful. I might try and sell her something.
-Hey, listen, take my advice - make sure...
-You get cash.
Curiouser and curiouser. Danny knows Knowles's mum.
Well, the world of wares is a small one. Hmm.
Now, while Del Boy's worried about spending his money,
the only thing big spender Eric is concerned about is, well, Del Boy.
You know, he gives the impression
of being a little bit, you know, sort of...
But he's...he's quite canny.
Yes, old Del Boy is certainly feeling confident today.
Get ready for a lesson in dealer's misdirection
as he goes in for this foot warmer.
Have you got...have you got...? Hold on. I've got one here.
-"Made in China." Eh?
-How about that?
-Is that what it says?
It's been a bit rubbed out, so don't quote me on it.
No, better not, eh?
"Made in France." French.
Let's cut to the chase. What's the best price you can do me?
-I'll do 40.
-You've got to knock a bit more than that off it.
No? You've got plenty here.
I mean, you'd make a profit on something else, wouldn't you?
How about, um...?
-How about we go 35 and my hand's ready?
-I'll do 35.
-You'd do 35, wouldn't you?
-Thank you very much.
Yeah, I'll have a punt at that.
The dealer told me this is, like, mid-19th century.
I don't think it is. I think this is very early 20th century.
It's a lovely carriage foot-warming box.
It's made of brass, it's French,
and, you know, you'd have put charcoal inside
and the young lady would have put her feet
on these lovely wooden slats
and just let the heat rise and keep her little tootsies warm.
And it's all there. The patina's lovely.
You know what? I'd like about £100 for it.
Maybe even more because it is quite rare.
It's cost me today £35.
That is a bargain
and I'm getting a really warm feeling about this.
# Looking for some hot stuff, baby this evening... #
So, our Danny's chuffed with his French foot warmer
and predicting a hot profit when it's time to sell it.
Our boys are now tied at three items each,
so Eric moves quickly on to a Royal Doulton toby jug for just £20.
Royal Doulton. Um, made in Stoke-on-Trent.
When is this one? Probably 1970s.
And it appears he's no mug when it comes to boot buying. Or is he?
Many moons ago,
David Biggs modelled me for a Royal Doulton character jug
and it supposedly has an edition of 1,500.
I think my mother bought 400 of them, actually,
so that's probably why there aren't that many on the market.
I wonder who bought the other 1,100, then, Eric?
Anyway, he secures his fourth item
and he's spent just over £180 of his budget,
while Danny has spent just £59.
With the clock ticking, Del Boy finds some Tinseltown treasure -
a much coveted and classic Vertigo movie poster.
-What price do you have on this, please, John? Please?
All the fives do it? I don't really want to go a lot more than that.
I'm trying to help you here.
I'll tell you what, before I go, 60 quid and that's it.
-I'll be honest with you.
-I'm not trying to be hard.
-No, I won't go a penny less.
-Give us all the fives.
-Come on. Don't be hard on me, now.
-No, 60 quid and that's it.
Ooh, stalemate over a fiver. DANNY GROANS
-Come on. Give us 55.
-No, Danny, I can't.
-It's got to be 60 quid. That's it.
-I'll meet you in the middle.
Who's going to blink first?
Wait for it.
Hold on. Did you see that? TAPE REWINDS
A handshake, then a price.
-Oh, you're a good man.
A clever ploy by dealer Danny.
After a battery of bartering, a slightly dazed seller gives in
to Danny's relentless haggling for this cinematic collectable.
You know, as soon as I saw this poster,
I got a little bit queasy myself.
Vertigo - one of Alfred Hitchcock's most famous films.
Well, I've paid £55 for this piece. It is great.
I think there's a lot of people who do collect memorabilia,
film posters, that sort of thing.
You know, there is a lot of demand for it out there.
This is actually a later copy.
Down here, I can actually see that it's 1996,
so, you know, it's about 20 years old.
It's still a very nice piece.
I think Alfred Hitchcock is very well known for his films
back in the day and there will be a lot of people, I feel,
that are going to be wanting to buy it.
Yes, Danny's reprinted movie poster
hitches him level to Eric on four items each.
Now, while our pair are neck and neck in this car boot chase,
it would seem that Del Boy is definitely betting on himself
-And he's off.
He's in first place.
Is Eric Knowles The Knowledge going to be able to catch him up?
He's not. He's in second place. He's heading there now.
The finishing post is not far. Oh, my gosh.
It's going to be a win, this is, to Del Boy!
And as Danny keeps himself entertained,
Eric is running his own race for riches,
and manages to score an 18th-century copper warming pan for £8.
Well, I homed in on this one
because once I saw the decoration on here,
I did recognise it for being 18th-century.
And this decoration is all put on by a hammer.
It's called wrigglework.
I actually like this strap that's been riveted on.
It's an object which has been put to very good use.
And, you know, you're talking about somewhere around about 1750,
You know, if I was looking at this 30 years ago,
I would have been lucky to have bought this
for less than £150.
So, how the mighty fall. I just bought it for eight.
So, I think - and again, I don't want to be smug -
but I think we're in for a nice little earner.
And with that, Eric decides he's all bought up.
Just in time too, as the car boot is coming to a close.
Meanwhile, Danny has been mesmerised by some magnolias
and spent £9 on this 1950s picture.
I've just got this print from a really shy dealer.
It is by the king of kitsch Vladimir Tretchikoff.
Now, you might know him
for a portrait that he did of The Chinese Girl,
which went under the hammer a couple of years ago
for almost £1 million.
I think these still lives that he also did
is going to be coming up and worth its weight in gold in time to come,
so keep your eyes out for all Tretchikoffs
because they really are a piece to really pick up.
And with that final tip, today's car boot comes to an end.
So, let's check out how much has been spent in Essex.
From the £250 they had to play with,
Eric bought five items and made a big dent in the budget,
Danny also bought five items, but spent marginally less -
£123 in all.
So, after a day at the car boot, time to compare and contrast.
Well, Danny, I think it's fair to say
that we've been having similar thoughts
while we've been out there doing battle
because we've both got a bit of metal
and we've both got a bit for the kitchen.
But where we part company
is that I've gone for a very upmarket, Welsh pinny
and you've got some very interesting pictures.
I've had a good day today. A really good day.
I see we're going to make plenty of brass.
Yes, we have as well, and that is what I think it is.
It's for warming your feet in a coach or a car.
-You've got it.
-Yeah? Very smart as well.
They don't call you Knowledge Knowles for nowt, do they?
No, no, no, listen and learn because I've got something here
that warms your bed, so I'm very happy with that.
-What a lovely bit of glass.
-They are lovely.
-Cut-glass crystal, is it?
They're all around about 1880, 1890.
-Nice, early pieces.
-So, it's nice quality, silver tops.
A bit quirky, but for my money...
-I know. I mean, that is a great poster, isn't it?
-Oh, absolutely fantastic.
-Yeah, you can't...
In actual fact, I saw you walk past it.
I thought, "There's no way Eric's going to leave that."
The Knowledge did. I was straight in, bought it.
Well, you know, it was a very early start.
-Remember, we're all on a learning curve.
-Oh, yes, indeed.
I mean, I can't forget that.
How can I forget that when I'm alongside The Knowledge?
He's lulling me into a false sense of security.
-I wouldn't do a thing like that.
-Oh, no, no.
Once I've heard your patter...
If you're giving it to me,
you'll be giving it to your buyers and that's what worries me.
-I'll agree with that.
Our pair of eager boot bargaineers
must now turn their attention from purchasing to profit.
Using any and all avenues,
Eric and Danny must now scour the four corners
of this green and pleasant land in search of suitable buyers
hoping to accumulate the biggest profit,
all of which will go to their chosen charities.
So, down in his Wellingborough workshop,
how is Del Boy feeling about his car booty?
I didn't actually spend a lot of money on the items I bought,
but the most money I spent was on my Alfred Hitchcock Vertigo poster.
It's not original, but it's still a cool thing.
I'm really happy with my Tretchikoff print.
It is a steal at £9.
And personally, he is an artist that I really, really like,
so I'm not going to have a problem, I don't think, selling that.
Anybody who's a bit funky, anybody who wants, you know,
one of Tretchikoff's prints or is a collector, I'm your man.
But the real cream of what I found was this foot warmer.
I think I'm going to be trying to find a museum,
something of that sort of description
where they're going to really appreciate this bit of kit I've got.
I don't think there's really going to be a great, big challenge
in getting rid of these items.
The challenge is going to be whether or not I make a big profit.
And remember, Danny also has his brass sprayer
and retro rolling pin to help his profit pot along.
Eric has returned to his warren in High Wycombe
and has done some research
and there's good news about his jelly mould.
Well, it might look like something of a mixed bag,
but it's not a bad collection.
The jelly mould is great
because I've deciphered the name Brownfield on there,
and on top of that, it's actually got a date on it
because it's marked fractionally 11/87 -
Not a bad year.
In fact, Golden Jubilee for Queen Victoria, that year.
It's wonderful to find an 18th-century copper warming pan
at a car boot.
And then, finally, my three lovely,
English, cut-glass, silver-topped, Victorian perfume bottles.
Erm, I paid reasonable money for them,
but I hope to make a reasonable profit.
So, all in all,
it was worth getting out of bed at four o'clock in the morning.
Yes, the early bird catches the worm.
Eric also needs to find buyers for his Welsh pinny and golfers jug.
Our dealers must now get down to the nitty-gritty,
whipping out their little black books
and hitting the phones, the web and the road,
traversing the breadth of Britain,
from rolling countryside to bustling city,
in order to find the right buyers who'll pay the right prices
and lead them to a winning profit.
But remember, no deal is sealed without the shake of a hand.
Eric is first to kick off his selling
and is sticking close to his home in Buckinghamshire,
starting at a 17th-century coaching house in West Wickham,
bringing his 18th-century warming pan to show landlord Ray.
It owes him £8.
This is the sort of object that, back in the 18th century,
there'd be no shortage of in your place.
-And it was the duty of the maid...
-..to run it across the bed.
When the steam stopped coming off,
then you knew full well that the sheets were nice and dry.
I know for a fact that this area here is 18th-century.
The actual handle itself is probably Victorian.
Probably been replaced.
I'm hoping that you've taken to my warming pan.
Well, yes, I have, actually,
because we've had a few highwaymen through here before.
-Oh, have you?
I'm not here to do highway robbery. I'm here to do a decent deal.
Erm, and as you're mine host,
I want to keep in your favour, but...
-So, where can we get a figure?
-Well, you come at me.
You tell me what you're thinking in terms of
and let's just see where we go cos I won't drag this out.
-I'm thinking of around about £40.
Life's too short. Put your hand there. £40.
You've got yourself an 18th-century...
-Thank you very much, Eric.
-..copper warming pan
with a bit of a Victorian handle.
This will be happy in our restaurant by tomorrow morning.
With a price tag of 450 quid on it?
No, no, but whatever.
So, life's too short for a haggle, it would seem,
but this highwayman does come away with a warming £32 profit.
Almost tripling his outlay, it's a strong start from Eric.
But our Danny's certainly not sitting on his thumbs.
He's headed all the way to Preston.
He's visiting Becky,
the owner of a vintage decor and antiques shop
with a Tretchikoff print that cost him £9.
-How are you?
-All right. How are you?
-Wet. I know. It's not so good out there, is it?
-How are you?
-Yeah, nice to see you.
-Always a pleasure.
-What have you got for me?
Never you mind what I've got for you.
"What have I got for you?" Let's have a look.
This is a print of one of the most iconic painters
of the 1960s, 1970s - a Vladimir Tretchikoff.
I think he's a bit more known, really,
for his portraits of Asian women, but...
-Yeah, I thought I've seen those.
-You've seen them, haven't you, yes?
Yeah, yeah, I have. They do sell well.
We've had one that's been a bit similar.
You don't have to tell me. You don't have to tell me.
-I know that.
-They do sell well. I know that.
-And you'll find that with the price I'm going to give you.
-Yeah, go on.
-Give us 55 quid.
Ooh. Would you take about 40?
-When you say about 40...?
-Well, yeah, 40.
I could do it for 40.
-You'd like to have a deal at 40, would you?
-I would, if you could.
Cor, I tell you what, that beautiful smile.
-I'm really trying hard.
-I'm going to put my hand there.
-You're really what? Hold on.
-Yeah, I can make a bit on that.
-Well, that'll do me. Thank you very much, Becky.
Oh, you old charmer.
And that sale puts £31 into Danny's profit pot.
Oh, my gosh! Licence to print money.
Indeed. And that licence also takes him to a community cafe
in Brockley, in South London,
where he sells his vintage rolling pin to Jackie and Robin
-to use in their apprentice scheme...
-I reckon, yeah, 12.
-Are you happy with that?
-Yeah, I'm happy with that, yeah.
..making a small profit of £4.
So, Del Boy's leading by two sales to one,
but not to be outdone,
Eric has picked up a whiff of eau de profit
as he heads to Covent Garden with his most expensive boot-sale buy.
Well, I'm on the scent of a trail that's leading me
to one of Britain's oldest perfume houses.
I'm there to do a deal on my three silver-topped perfume bottles.
I'm going to make sure that this is a deal not to be sniffed at.
Yes. Remember, the bottles cost him £150.
-Hello. Robin, I presume.
-Hello. Yes, welcome.
-Nice to meet you.
-Very nice to meet you.
So, I believe your perfume house goes back to the 1870s.
That's right. We were established in 1870.
William Penhaligon -
a fantastic, flamboyant perfume creator
who was looking to make a name for himself.
And, oh, boy, did he make a name for himself.
Well, no disrespect, but these bottles,
they're quite utilitarian, aren't they?
They're there to do a job.
Erm, mine, I'd like to say, are out there to impress.
I had you in mind because, from the point of view of display,
it really doesn't get any better than those three bottles.
So, they all date to within a few years of one another.
This one, I know, is 1887.
As for the actual makers, one cannot be absolutely certain,
but the glass cutters here
are almost certainly working in Stourbridge.
Erm, and that was where, you know,
some of the best cut glass in the world was ever made.
And when we're talking about glass,
you're really talking about lead crystal.
-They're the best of English.
-Best of English.
So, my question is,
do you think they're going to be of interest to your perfume house?
They might possibly be.
Well, I take the "might"
as leading to "all depending on the price".
If I started at 350, where do you think you might be coming in at?
Maybe 200, 250?
Erm, if we get...
Do you think if we got nearer the three
that we might be able to talk turkey, as they say?
I think we could. 280. 300.
-I could...I could possibly stretch.
-I like the three.
So, if we could do a 300 on those three bottles,
we've got ourselves a deal.
-Put it there.
Incredible. It appears three is the magic number.
And with that one sale, Eric pops a mighty £150 into his pot.
Well, yes, I doubled my money,
but those bottles were worth every penny.
Our dealers are now tied on two sales each,
but eager to get ahead,
Danny's not had time to polish his brass sprayer,
so keen is he to sell it to antiques dealer John in Rossendale.
-I was hoping for 25.
-Hey, I think I'll take that deal.
There's a lot of elbow grease needed to bring that up to shine.
That sale earns Danny just £9 profit,
and with that, we reach the halfway mark
of our selling stage.
It's time to find out who's conquering Everest
and who's clinging to the precipice,
so let's take a look at the scoreboard.
So far, Eric has sold two of his five items
and made an impressive £182.
Danny, however, has sold three of his five,
but banked just £44.
So, Knowledge Knowles is king of the cash flow at the moment
and showing no signs of wobbling on his selling adventure.
Yes, it's no trifling matter for Eric
as he hotfoots it to a pottery and painting cafe.
Well, I'm in an very windy Amersham on the Hill,
in leafy Buckinghamshire.
I'm here to meet Carrie.
Now, she runs a place where children can have an encounter
of the ceramic kind.
Ooh, this sounds like the perfect place
for a young Eric Knowles wannabe.
Remember, his jelly mould cost him £8.
-Hello. Lovely to meet you.
-And you too.
Do you ever, bearing in mind that a lot of your clientele
-are of a sort of limited size...
-The little ones.
-..do you ever offer them
jelly and blancmange at any stage?
Pizzas, cakes, blancmanges, jellies -
-everything is welcome in here.
-You could, if we can do business...
..actually offer the service of actually moulding your jelly
-and moulding your blancmange if...
..if you go with one Victorian jelly mould.
So, listen, we're both kindred spirits
-cos, you know, you know me - I'm a pottery man.
-I mean, it's a tactile thing.
-It is. It's quite weighty, isn't it?
-And this is the date. Look, it's actually 11/87.
So, that pot was made in November 1887
when children would have been eating jelly and blancmange
to actually celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee.
Of course, yes.
-Well, there it is.
-I'm open to offers.
Well, I thought maybe around about...
-..£25, something like that.
What's the budget going to stretch to? Come on.
Would you take 20 for it?
I would because, you see, I've bonded with you...
-Oh, thank you.
-..as a pottery person. £20.
-That's the best £20...
-There we go.
-..you're going to spend on a pot, OK?
We'll have to see what my jellies turn out like.
Well, it's in perfect working order.
So, Eric closes a sweet deal
as he finds the perfect fit for his jelly mould
and takes £12 into custody.
Well, that was a good sell in every sense
because I don't live too far away from here
and the minute I know that they've got blancmange on the menu,
I'll be in there like a flash.
Well, while Eric's got pudding as well as profit on the brain,
Del Boy needs to pick up the pace and get selling.
He might be down on cash, but he's far from out,
as he trucks on with his treasure.
I'm in Bacup. I've come to see Paul at his vintage shop.
I've brought along my Vertigo poster.
Let's just hope he doesn't start going all dizzy
when I give him the prize.
Hmm. Danny paid £55 for this cult classic.
Always a pleasure. I've brought this lovely Vertigo poster for you.
-Is it something that...?
-Never mind about the pitter-patter. Crack on.
That's what I like about Northern folks -
they don't muck about, they're straight in at the jugular.
Yes, it seems there's no messing about with Paul,
but will he go psycho at Danny's asking price?
I was hoping to get about 100, 110 -
that sort of figure - for it, really.
No. Not 110.
How about 100, then?
Still a no. I can tell. I see that great, big huff and puff
and that breath you took before you...
Right, I'll hit you with a figure. 75.
I did want a little bit more than that, Paul, really.
Won't be much more, but go on.
-Could you do 90?
-No, but can meet you halfway at 80.
-You know what, Paul? I'll have a deal at that.
-Thank you very much.
-Yeah, thank you very much.
-Cheers. Thank you.
So, Paul was the man who knew too much
and showed Danny the rear window
with a profit of £25.
Now, with Del Boy on four sales to Eric's three,
The Knowledge swiftly levels the scores in Lincolnshire
as he sells his Welsh pinny to arts and crafts hobbyist Pauline
for an incredible £40, netting a healthy profit of £35.
He then heads to Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire with his final item.
Now, this is something of a mecca
for the golfing fraternity in this part of the world
and I'm here to fraternise
in the hope that I'm going to find a permanent home on the 18th green
for my Royal Doulton golfer.
Very swish indeed, Mr Knowles.
He's meeting food and beverage manager Tariq
with a golfing tankard that cost £20.
-Hello. Tariq, yes?
-Good afternoon, Eric.
-Hello. Lovely to meet you.
-How are you? Nice to see you.
The golf club itself, I mean,
how many members are we talking about there?
Well, we're talking about 4,000 members now.
Well, I'm hoping to make it 4,001 members,
although, in this case, he's inanimate,
-so he's not going to be crowding the green.
But this is my Royal Doulton character jug
and they don't make them any more.
I just thing that he would look quite resplendent in your clubhouse.
This is absolutely fantastic.
As you know, we've got a lot of character around the building
and I think I know just the place where he can go, actually.
So, the only thing we have to discuss is his green fees, don't we?
Oh, yes, I think we're going to have to negotiate about that one.
-It is a great piece, I'll give you that much. 37.50?
I'll go to, and I think my standing place,
-will be £39.
-There it is.
-£39 it is.
Champion, as they say up north.
Eric sinks a profit of £19 on this old pro
and he thinks it's a very fitting home.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
Well, I reckon I've done the old golfer a bit of a favour
cos let's face it, he's going to spend the rest of his days
in palatial splendour.
And that marks the end of Eric's pitch for profit,
as he's all sold up.
Danny is still on the road
and heading to Bedfordshire with his final item in hand -
his turn-of-the-century carriage foot warmer that cost him £35.
He's behind in the profits game,
so will Liz, the co-owner of a carriage hire company,
help him trot to a lead?
Hopefully, there's a place for my foot warmer
somewhere in this carriage hall.
I mean, where would it normally sit?
It'd be for the customer. Normally, the ladies.
And it would sit on the floor is here.
-Then in this particular carriage...
-Sit on the floor. Yes.
..you could pull the apron up and that would help keep the heat in.
Keep the legs warm, keep the ankles warm
-when your feet are getting warm with the warmer.
-I've brought this to the right place.
-You have, yes.
What sort of money are you talking?
Well, I was thinking in the region of...
It's very decorative. It's a nice thing.
The handle's got this little... It's all there.
-I was thinking about £95.
-Oh, no, I think that's quite expensive.
What sort of price were you thinking, Liz?
I was thinking more 60.
Ooh, Liz. Cor, you've knocked 30% off straightaway over that.
-You're a hard lady.
-I am a hard lady.
-I knew you were a hard worker,
but I didn't think you were a hard lady to go alongside it.
Yes, Liz was a tough negotiator,
but everyone knows never look a gift horse in the mouth,
as Danny ends the day with a profit of £35
and all sold up, he's only too happy to enjoy some horseplay.
Who wants a big, modern car
when you've got a beautiful horse and carriage to ride in?
-Makes me want to get married.
And with that, our dealers' road trip for riches is at an end.
It's time to see who's whipped up a storm of wealth
and who's made a piddling profit.
Before that, let's remind ourselves of how much our dealers have spent.
Both our dealers started the day with £250 to play with.
Eric was the big spender, pocketing five items costing £191.
Danny also picked up five purchases, but spent just £123.
All that matters now is profit.
All of the money that Danny and Eric have made today
will go to the charities of their choice,
so, without further ado, let's find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-How are you doing?
-Not so bad. How are you?
-What about car boots?
I mean, you start virtually in darkness, don't you?
And you're there when the sun comes up.
It's quite romantic, in a sort of strange way.
Well, that depends if you're going looking or if you're going working.
Yeah, we were working that day, weren't we?
We were working and it was a hard slog.
Despite all that slogging, how did you get on? What was your best buy?
Well, my best buy would have been my foot warmer.
-I've sold it to a person who's got a carriage hire company.
So, I went out for a ride and a cloppety-clop
and all the rest of it. Very nice.
-Fair bit of profit as well.
-What was your favourite piece?
-Do you know what?
I think it was probably my copper warming pan, you know,
because I managed to repatriate it
to a 17th-century sort of coaching inn near where I live.
Well, seems all like good fun.
-It was and it's all in the selling, isn't it?
-It's all in the case.
-So, shall we...?
-Shall we have a look? Yes, why not.
-Are you ready?
-Eric, you've well beat me this time.
I knew it was hard, but I didn't think it was that hard.
-Well spotted, those perfume bottles.
-Hey, somebody's got to win.
Somebody's got to win.
Yes, Eric The Knowledge Knowles is today's king of the collectables,
slingshotting his way past his opponent
to take a comfortable victory.
Well, it was a win and without wishing to gloat,
it was a convincing win,
but I think it was the sweet smell of success
provided by my three perfume bottles that won the day.
I don't believe it.
Car boot's my territory and I got thrashed.
Don't you worry. There's still a bit of life left in me yet.
Yes, Danny gets another pop at the prize tomorrow
when he and Eric head to an auction in Somerset.
I know who's bidding against me. Del Boy running me up.
Danny 'Delboy' Sebastian takes on Eric 'The Knowledge' Knowles at a car boot sale in Essex. Their biggest challenge is the weather, as rain hampers play - and means that antiques-loving Eric has to chance his arm with some questionable bric-a-brac!