Two well-known experts from the world of antiques go head to head over a week of challenges. Kate Bliss and Caroline Hawley square up at an antiques fair in Surrey.
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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 a all-out battle for profit.
I think I see a bargain.
Each day, one pair of duelling dealers will face
a mighty challenge.
Putting their reputations on the line.
Ready for battle.
They'll give you the insiders' view of the trade...
I'm a big boy. I'm a player.
..along with their top tips and savvy secrets...
It's not all about what you spend. It is about what you make.
..showing you how to make the most money...
It really is war.
..from buying and selling.
You've got to be in there like a whippet.
Coming up, Kate brings a stallholder down to earth.
Er, I'm thinking about 150.
Oh! I do need to sit down.
Caroline's knowledge is right up to date.
All these numbers in the corners will date this to the very day of
the month of the year of registration of this pattern.
And Kate's got a lot of bottle when it comes to selling.
How does 380 sound?
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Surrey, where two of our top
antiques players are limbering up for an on-court battle to secure
the silverware and make the most profit.
First out, she's a cunning competitor with a love of spin,
always has her eye on the ball, and can cover a court of
collectables in a flash.
It's Kate "Absolute" Bliss.
No rest for the wicked. I'd better get a shift on.
Kate's against an outstanding opponent in crisp whites,
who can fire off a volley of deals...
Do you know, I do like doorknobs.
..and won't hesitate to use a backhand move.
I'm fighting fit and ready to go.
It's Caroline "The Hawk" Hawley.
Today, they're grappling on grass
at the Decorative Home and Salvage Show in Surrey.
They have £750 of their own money to spend on items to sell on,
with all the profits going to their chosen charities.
So, who will be serving for the set and whose racquets
will be coming unstrung?
-Hey! There you are! Good to see you!
-What do you think of it?
-It's great. I've never been here before.
No, I haven't either.
It's got a sort of a French feel about it, I think.
I know we're in Guildford.
It is a bit interior decorator stuff, isn't it?
-Right up your street!
-I think it is going to be a bit expensive.
There are some stalls that look very, sort of, high-end retail.
-Well, we've got, what, £750?
-Which is quite a lot.
-Yeah, what are you going to be looking for?
-Well, not sure exactly,
-but, erm, you'll have to wait and see, won't you!
-We'd better get going, then.
So, Caroline's giving nothing away to Kate,
but what is her big match gameplan?
Well, this is a wonderful fair.
It's very small, but it's full of unusual items.
I'm not going to struggle today and I'm going to get something
a little bit interesting.
So, Caroline's playing on her preferred surface,
and Kate knows she's going to be on the back foot.
Well, I have had a bit of a sniff about here this morning,
and this fair's got a lovely French brocante feel to it.
But, unfortunately for me, that's going to put Caroline
right in her comfort zone.
It's just her kind of thing.
So, I've got to go up a gear.
I want to buy quality and I can't hang about.
Well, it seems to be advantage Miss Hawley on this one,
and straightaway she spots something she likes.
How much is your lovely cartwheel?
On this wonderful day in Loseley, how low could you go?
It would depend on what you would offer.
It's a big one, isn't it?
It is a very big one.
-Make me an offer.
We can meet a bit closer from 110 to 60.
That's the wrong way, isn't it?
Nice try, Caroline.
I was thinking my final price would be 75.
70 and you've got yourself a deal.
And I've got myself a wheel.
You're a cheeky monkey, you are!
And you're a wheeler dealer.
Only if you pay me now.
I'll pay you now, sir.
-Thank you. It's a deal.
-Cheers, thank you very much.
And it's 15-0 to Caroline with her late 19th-century piece.
Well, I'm absolutely delighted with my first very quick purchase
of this French wheel.
It's in good, original condition.
The size is great.
It's exactly what I want.
The seller told me he bought this in France
and I can just imagine this with its other wheel
and the chariot in the middle.
It really is a lovely thing.
It's going to go downhill now - I can see I've peaked too early!
Stay confident, Caroline. You've already got your rival in a sweat.
Now, I've made my way down this main drag of the fair,
and I haven't seen Caroline at all -
which is slightly concerning me.
Has she found a really good stall right down there?
I think I'd better go and check it out.
It seems Kate is rather rattled.
Where is she?
But it's not long before she spots something she likes.
You haven't got another one of those, have you?
No, just the one, I'm afraid.
Bedside tables like this are great, and really quite commercial,
but it's always nice to have a matching pair.
So, one on its own, I'd probably be a bit conservative about.
This one has got a really nice breccia marble top.
It's got a good, red colour.
So, what's the best price on that, madam?
I could probably do 65.
You couldn't do 45?
Just for me?
I could probably go down another ten to 55.
I do like a round figure. You couldn't say 50 and I'll meet you?
-Go on, then, 50. Yeah.
-Great, thank you.
-Thank you very much.
Brilliant. I'm up and running.
And I think this is a really nice, tidy first piece.
The important thing when you look at marble-topped pieces is
that there aren't any bad cracks or chips,
cos that just puts people off.
But, actually, it looks really nice.
And then a painted base, which is just a little bit worn,
which is how people like them these days.
So, a little bit of wear to the front here.
I would say it's probably early part of the 20th century.
So, quite commercial.
It is, actually, a bedside piece, a bedside cabinet,
but with the marble top, you could actually put it in a kitchen.
Our sporting ladies are at one-all.
But, hang on, Kate's still on court.
Is she going for a second service?
Just as I was leaving the stall, something else has caught my eye.
I quite like your ladder. Would you say it's an apple ladder?
-Yes, I would.
-It's what I would call an apple ladder.
So, what are you looking for, for that?
Erm, I'm open to offers. Why don't you...
Are you, now? I'm going to be super cheeky.
Would you do a fiver?
Ooh, that is cheeky.
-No. No way.
-What would you do?
Er, well, for you, 20.
I'm thinking a tenner and I'll meet you in the middle.
How about 15?
Oh, you're killing me.
Yeah, I know.
What about a cheeky 12?
Go on, then. Let's do a cheeky 12.
So, that's a brace of aces from the athletic Miss Bliss.
They don't make them like this any more.
The construction of it is actually quite detailed.
You can see where the rungs go through the main posts each side.
You can see, in the vulnerable places, like at the top and
at the bottom, we've got metal bars,
just to strengthen it against damage.
It's got a lovely weathered look to it,
so it's quite difficult to date,
but I would probably put it at sort of 1930s, maybe 1940s.
Now, back home in Herefordshire, the country is covered in
apple orchards, and this is exactly where I'm going to take this.
So, despite a jittery start, Kate is now queen of the court.
Caroline is finding it difficult to return serve,
with high prices putting her off her game.
How much is your bench?
How much is your boat?
That is gorgeous. Thank you.
MUSIC: Walk On By by Diana Ross
But there's no such leisurely browsing for Miss Bliss.
She's 2-1 up and far from done,
paying £40 for this butler's table and adding item number three
to her ever-increasing haul.
So, this carved, bamboo-like structure at the bottom really dates
it, sort of early Edwardian, I would say.
And if you look underneath, you've got the woven straps here.
You can see straightaway, it's not a modern piece.
Now, I think I'd like to try and get a little bit more colour and patina
into the top. Elbow grease, that's what it needs.
But it's certainly got potential.
Nice one, Jeeves.
Trailing behind and keen to feather her nest with more purchases,
The Hawk has spotted something that could help her game soar.
How much are your angel wings, please?
I had 65 on them.
I can do about 50 now.
They've just come out of Bruges last weekend.
Did they fly over?
No, I brought them!
There's a little bit of discolouration on one of the
feathers, I've seen.
Is it otherwise in fairly good order?
In quite good order, yes, they are, actually.
I think they have been a stage prop at some time, so...
But they're just a bit of fun.
They are. I like a bit of fun.
What is the very best you could do on them?
It has got to be 50, I'm afraid.
-Go on, I'll have those at 50.
Well, she said she was going to buy something interesting,
but this is positively out of this world.
How gorgeous are these angel wings?
It's swan's-down and these lovely feathers. I would say they're '40s.
I mean, this sort of, it's almost seersucker ribbon,
that's very indicative of that period, and I don't think I'm going
to have any difficulty finding a home for them.
Well, after that heavenly volley, Caroline comes back down to earth
with a purchase of a cast-iron brolly-and-stick stand for £130.
I've just broken my mould.
I've bought something English for the first time this fair.
This is English cast iron.
As far as I can see there is no maker's mark on it,
but if we turn it round, this is how I know the age of it.
There are so many reproductions about.
First of all, pick it up.
This is really heavy.
And a more precise way of telling,
this registration lozenge on the back was used between 1843 and 1883.
And all these numbers in the corners will date this to the very day of
the month of the year of registration of this pattern,
and I would say this is mid-19th century,
but we'll have a look when I get it home.
And with that crosscourt shot from Caroline,
we've reached the halfway point.
Time for a swig of barley water and an action replay of what
they've spent so far.
From a budget of £750, Kate has made three purchases
and spent £102, leaving her with £648 in her kitty.
Caroline has also made three purchases and spent £250,
meaning she has £500 left in her pot.
Hey, I've been looking for you everywhere!
Now, they didn't have chocolate chip, so I got you Eton mess.
-I thought it's got to be a winner.
-Thank you. I don't know if I should take this, you know.
-You're trying to butter me up, aren't you?
-I'll take it anyway.
-I need to slow you down.
Cool you down, anyway.
-So, what do you think of it, then?
-I love it. I knew I would, though.
-Loads of French things.
-I've only bought one English thing.
-You've gone very French.
What have I bought? Yeah, a little bit of both, actually.
Have you bought big or small?
-A bit of both.
-And how are you finding the prices?
-This is worrying.
You must have gone off like a rocket, though.
-I couldn't find you anywhere.
-I did, I did,
I only do one speed and that's fast.
Yeah. Well, it sounds like I've got some time to make up.
Oh, well, thanks for this, Kate.
That's all right - you owe me one.
So, after ice cream stopped play,
both our antiques athletes are back out on court,
and Caroline's ready to deliver a big serve.
Well, thanks for that lovely ice cream, Kate,
but it won't slow me up.
I need to get on with my buying.
Caroline is on the offensive,
and Absolute Bliss needs to up her game.
I have to say, Caroline looked quite confident,
and my instinct was right, she's buying French.
Well, it looks like I've got a fight on my hands - better press on.
Ooh, racquets at the ready.
But it's Caroline who's first up,
and she does well to spot this vintage bike
amongst the other knick-knacks.
I think it's probably 1960s.
It looks '60s, it really does,
and it's got the nice, red, Michelin tyres.
-And has it got its toolkit in here, you say?
Yeah, there's a toolkit still in one of the panniers.
What's the best you could do on that?
I usually trade them at £60.
It's the thing to be seen on, isn't it?
-Sunday morning, going down to the shop?
I'll give you £50.
-I'll do that.
-Thank you very much.
Canny Caroline gets a tenner off the asking price
and freewheels into the lead.
Look at my bike.
French, barn find, the seller told me.
The saddle looks a little bit hard, but it's an original leather saddle.
Bikes are really, really fashionable and I think, with a little bit
of TLC, this could be ridden away tomorrow.
Now at 4-3 up, Caroline is leading in this very French open,
but across the field, Kate is now interested in a German player.
Can I ask about the table and chair set?
Yes, they're Bierkeller sets from a German beer hall.
"Partner von Farny. Getranke Rist?"
"Getranke" is something to do with drink, isn't it?
-Oh, you've got another one over there?
So, they're not rare, then?
What's your very best to take one off your hands?
I'm thinking more, sort of...
-Cost me more.
What could you do to meet me?
If you took that one now, £100.
And that one?
90, final offer.
So, what do you think?
It's pretty basic, really.
It's almost industrial.
It could be 1950s, but it isn't.
In fact, it's probably less than 20 years old.
So, I can see myself perhaps selling this to a pub that's got
outdoor seating or any eatery, really.
Well, it's certainly no-frills,
but all I want is a plain, simple profit.
So, in this fast and furious game, we are at deuce,
with four buys apiece.
But The Hawk's eye has now landed on a garden item,
as she goes in for the killer shot.
Well, I've spotted your wheelbarrow.
-I think it's rather gorgeous.
Now, what is the price of that fine thing?
I could do 55.
-Would you go 40?
40, and it's a deal?
I'll wheel it away.
-£40, cos you're so nice.
A good baseline shot as she charms a £15 discount
and rounds off her buying.
I've bought this lovely French child's wheelbarrow.
It's an absolute copy of an original adult version.
I would think it's sort of fairly early 20th century, maybe 1920s.
It's made in softwood.
Original paint on it.
With this metal-bound wooden wheel.
Very often they have been replaced and you get a sort of rubber wheel.
Not the same at all.
I think this is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm on the search
for my very own Mr McGregor's garden to put it in.
Our barrow girl has made her final purchase, and is retiring from play.
Well, I said I would buy interesting items, and I jolly well have.
If Kate's things are half as interesting,
we're going to have a competition on our hands.
Yeah, well, this is a contest, a fact that hasn't escaped Kate's notice.
She is sizing up something huge as her fifth potential buy.
-Tell me about your wine rack.
We bought all these in the Champagne region in Reims.
So is it for Champagne bottles?
It is a Champagne riddle rack.
-What are you looking for for it?
-We've been asking 250 on them.
But we're open to offers.
Are you, now?
What is your lowest you could do?
I could shave it down to closer to 200 if you're very keen.
-How far apart are we?
-Yeah, I'm thinking about 150.
I do need to sit down.
Maybe... Shall I get you some Champagne?
So if you say 150, and I say 250,
do you want to meet in the middle and we have a deal?
Let me have another look at it.
Come on, I know you like it.
Do you know, I really do like it.
You couldn't do 180, and that's right in the middle between us.
Oh, no, I've been shaved down too many times.
190, I can do.
Well, I'll tell you what, if I come up to 190,
could you throw in the bottles?
-Just sets it off nicely.
-It does, doesn't it?
Yeah. You can have those five - that's a deal, then.
-Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
A tough match against a difficult player, as Kate shells out twice as
much for the rack and empty bottles as she has on any of her other items,
but she is delighted with her trophy.
It's known as a riddle rack because of the way it was used in the
Now, a worker in the factory would come along and he would have to turn
each of the bottles in many racks just like this, riddle it that way,
and then riddle it the other way,
basically to shake the sediment into the neck of the bottle.
We've got the stamp there, with France on it,
so we know it's come straight out of a Champagne factory.
Nowadays, all this process is mechanised, so that helps to date this.
Probably, I would say, to the mid-20th century.
Hopefully, by the end of the week, I'll be popping a cork.
Cheers to that.
So, Kate's buying comes to an end, and with the scores level,
our lady players head for the locker room.
But before they critique each other's ground strokes,
let's have a look at their total spend.
Both our dealers started with a £750 budget.
Kate bought five items and spent £387.
Caroline also bought five items costing slightly less at £340.
But before they head for home, it's time to peruse each other's purchases.
The end of a long day!
Oh, my gosh, yes, but what fun.
-Really good fair.
Just like being in a French market.
Well, obviously, the bedside cabinet is very French with that marble top. too.
And in good condition.
And what about my garish orange table and benches?
I don't love that, Kate, if I'm really honest.
Do you know what? I wouldn't buy it for me,
but it's quite trendy at the moment.
I think, yeah, it's a good colour, and it is a good sort of narrow size.
Yeah. And then this is my big chunk.
But again it's got a good look about it, hasn't it?
It has. Be nicer if the bottles were full.
Wouldn't it just?
What about yours?
Well, I've splashed out on this lovely pair of angel wings.
-Is that what they are?
-I don't know why, I was thinking Swan Lake.
I mean, it is a pair, is it, and you can put them on?
-Yes, oh, yes.
-The mind boggles!
-What about the wheel?
-The wheel's lovely, yes.
It's got a real look about it, hasn't it?
And a lot of people love these.
So, yeah, I think that's nice.
I liked it because it's slightly bigger than the average.
-You like bigger than the average!
Well, if that's a good thing.
-I think it is.
-And your little wheelbarrow I think is super cute.
I'll have to have to find a super cute mini-gardener for it, aren't I?
Well, I don't know about you, but I could eat another ice cream.
-So could I.
Yeah, they're on me this time.
Heading home with their antiques fair fancies,
our rival English roses face the challenge of hunting down buyers
and selling on their gathered goodies,
making as much profit as they can for the charities of their choice.
Back at The Hawk's nest in East Yorkshire,
Caroline's collectables have a distinctly continental flavour.
So, I've been to an English antique fair, and what do I do?
Buy French items.
French bicycle, gorgeous seat, panniers, and do you know?
Some people collect just saddles or panniers.
But I've been in touch with quite a few bike cafe restaurant shops,
and I think this will be great as a display item.
The wheel, again French, and I do have a plan for that.
And you will be hard-pressed to guess what that plan is,
but it will look stunning in its new location.
My favourite item is the cast-iron stick stand.
Sadly, it's had a little bit of damage in transit,
so I'm going to look into having that repaired.
And the wings?
Well, I have just the person for these.
I hope she will be thrilled to get them.
So, I think I've done rather well at my English antique market,
even though I bought mainly French items.
Caroline also needs to find a buyer for her 1920s French wheelbarrow.
Back in Herefordshire,
Miss Bliss can't even get her enormous spoils through the door.
My favourite has to be my apple ladder.
Now, this is so reminiscent of childhood days in Herefordshire
fruit picking, and I think, actually, to sell this,
it would be great to take it back to an orchard.
Now, the wine rack I'm a little bit nervous about, if I'm honest with you,
because it's quite an investment.
And although there may be plenty of apple orchards in Herefordshire,
Slightly trickier. So, I might have my work cut out with this one.
The bedside cabinet is lovely, but because it's got that marble top,
it might look just as good in a shop as beside a nice bed.
Which leads me to my table and benches.
It's got a bit of an industrial look,
a little bit out of my comfort zone,
but I think there's got to be an eating house involved where I sell these,
and, hopefully, a good slice of profit to go with them.
Well, I've certainly got some big lumps to load up.
I think I might have to put the roof down on the wagon.
And if she can squeeze it in,
Kate also has to find a buyer for her Edwardian butler's table.
But now, our savvy sellers must employ their expert knowledge,
charge up their mobiles and laptops,
and travel the length and breadth of the land to track down buyers
for their booty.
They will sell at the best price they can,
with all the profits going to their chosen charities.
But remember, until they've shaken on it and the money has changed hands,
no deal is truly sealed.
First to step up to the selling challenge is Kate.
She hopes she has found the dream location for her bedside cabinet.
But there is not a bed to be seen.
Well, what an idyllic rural scene.
I've come just down the road from home to my local farm shop.
I think my French bedside cabinet could be put to a different purpose,
and I'm really hoping that Nick, who runs the shop, will agree with me.
Remember, it owes her £50.
Hi, Nick. Morning! Great to see you.
So, here it is.
I hope you're going to pick that up, Kate!
It probably dates from around 1900, I would think,
it's got some age to it.
It's painted in typically French style.
There probably would have been a pair to it,
and they would have stood either side of a lovely carved French bed.
But I think it might be a good display piece for the shop.
It would be. We would use it for tasting.
Herefordshire does have some amazing local producers,
and we'd use it to promote those.
OK, well, that sounds fantastic.
Sounds like you can put it to use,
so I was hoping for around the sort of 260-ish.
How does that sound to you?
Um... You couldn't stretch to 200, could you?
Um... If I came back to 250?
We'll go for 240 if that would be OK for you.
240? That's sort of in the middle, isn't it?
-It is, isn't it, yes.
-That does mean it. That's great.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much, Kate.
Kate's dinky little bedside cabinet gives up a whopping first profit
of £190, and finds a new home down on the farm.
Well, for all I know,
that bedside cabinet was straight out of a Parisian apartment,
and here it is in a Herefordshire farm shop displaying salad dressing.
Well, that's a great story for me.
And more importantly, a great profit.
Caroline? How are you doing?
Well, The Hawk is not one to take things lying down,
and she has got big ideas for one of her French wares.
Well, then, here I am to see Christian,
a friend of mine who has got this exciting new project on,
which is an adventure playground.
Christian has no idea what I have brought in.
But I've brought him the cartwheel to hang lighting from.
I just think it's going to be superb.
I hope he does, too.
The cartwheel owes her £70.
-Nice to see you.
-Great to see you.
This is amazing.
Are you keeping all the beams?
We are retaining as much timber as possible,
and the whole site, with the play equipment and everything else,
is all bespoke and natural materials.
-Right, so I bet you're dying to see what I've brought you.
I'll go and get it. See you soon.
Your childhood skills! That's really very appropriate.
-Wheeling a wheel.
-Do you like it?
-Wow, look at that.
It's early 19th century,
and I thought it would be wonderful suspended from the beams with lights.
Well, it could either be on the wall as a feature or, as you say,
we could make a chandelier out of it.
I thought between...
180 and 220?
I would have been happier nearer the 100 mark, really.
Ooh! What about 170?
140, and it's a deal.
-OK, Caroline. You've got a deal.
Caroline rounds off her first deal with a healthy profit of £70,
and if she's not doing cartwheels, well, she seems pretty happy.
Well, I think my wheel has found its perfect home here.
And Miss Bliss,
you're going to have to watch this space because I am the top
At one deal all,
Kate is also grappling with one of her big woody purchases.
Still in the Herefordshire countryside,
she has brought her 1930s apple ladder that cost £12 to
show cider company boss Bean.
-Hi there, you must be Bean.
-Hi, Kate, nice to meet you.
-Great to meet you.
-Fantastic, and you've brought a ladder with you.
This is my apple ladder. What do you think of it?
I think it looks lovely and old. Shall we go to the orchard?
Yeah, why don't we do that?
-All right, let's go.
-Great, I'll follow you.
Well, this is beautiful.
Now, you're moving premises, aren't you, from here in Herefordshire?
We are, yeah. We want to grow the business.
So, we've decided to move to Cheddar and we've bought a site there.
We're going to have quite a big shop there,
and we want it to have a lovely rustic feel,
so we're trying to find certain things like this.
We're trying to find some old wooden presses,
so that when people come in it's not just a shop,
there's a feel about it and we can bring a bit of Herefordshire
from here to there.
-We had better talk money.
Well, I mean, I was hoping for around sort of 160-ish.
-How does that sound...
-..for a rustic ladder?
OK, I was thinking maybe not quite so much.
-I would say around 100.
Mm-hm. Could I squeeze you for, say, 120?
Just go that little bit more?
-Go on, then.
-Would that be all right?
And with her second sale,
Kate bottles a tasty profit of £108,
and climbs one deal ahead of Caroline.
And staying in Herefordshire,
she sells her Edwardian butler's table to inn owner Mark.
-Is 180 OK?
-180 is fair.
-Lovely, thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
Serving up another bumper profit of £140.
Meanwhile, Caroline has arranged to meet Maria,
founder of a Derbyshire charity which arranges caravan holidays
for families affected by life-limiting conditions.
Hello. Hi, Maria!
And she has a very special reason for bringing her 1930s angel wings.
So, just tell me a little bit about the charity work that you do.
Well, I set it up ten years ago and there's two caravans
in Mapplethorpe, one for families facing very short futures,
so, for a lot of families, their last holiday.
Then there's the second caravan which is for seriously injured military.
-You have volunteers helping you.
-Now, a little bird told me that these volunteers, they're called angels.
-We've only got a very small group, probably a dozen.
So, when events are on, they're there,
-you know, sleeves rolled up.
-Your angels are there.
Brilliant - well, this might be a good point
for me to leave you for one second, Maria.
Ooh, this is exciting - I hope she's going to like them.
Yes, because the wings owe her £50.
A real pair of angel's wings!
-Oh, they're lovely!
-And they're swan's-down.
Oh, how beautiful!
I think they will be on display, a feature at the charity ball.
I was looking for about 150.
Were you? What if I was to say £100?
What if I met you halfway with 105?
-I think that's a deal.
Yes, I do.
-Thank you very much.
Our Angel of the North flies off with a profit of £55,
and that brings us to the halfway mark,
so let's tot up the totals so far.
Kate has made three sales and has a profit of £438.
Caroline is trailing with two sales and a profit of £125.
So, Kate is out in front, and she aims to stay in pole position.
Her mid-century Champagne riddle rack
has been delivered to a winery near Tamworth.
At £190, it was Kate's priciest buy -
but will proprietor Yvonne like it?
-Hello, nice to meet you.
Yeah, and you. How do you do?
I see my wine rack's arrived in the winery there.
It has. I've been putting bottles in it just to see what it looks like.
Yes! So, what's your speciality?
Because, of course, my wine rack
is straight out of a Champagne producer..
-..in France - and you've got to be very careful
-how you use that word, Champagne, haven't you?
-You have, yes -
you're not allowed to use it in England.
We are producing sparkling wine,
which I have some of our own here which hasn't got that far,
-it's been settling - but it's all the same process, really.
They just have to keep turning it
until all the sediment has gone into the bottom.
And then what happens when all the sediment has gone into the neck?
-We freeze this.
The pressure makes the cork come out, the sediment comes out,
and then we re-bottle it.
So, what do you think of it?
You could see the age in it,
and I think it'll look really cool in our deli cafe,
-so that people can actually be able to talk about it...
-..and find out what it's for, really.
So, what about price, then?
I mean, how does 380 sound?
Unfortunately, I don't think we can go to that much.
-I could probably go to about 280.
Could I push you just a wee bit?
Maybe, I might get you £10 on that.
-Yeah? That sounds great -
I tell you what, I'll give you a hand in the winery.
-That sounds good.
-If you can stretch to 290.
I might even give you a glass of sparkling.
Ooh! That sounds even better!
So, Kate makes a sweet profit of £100
and fills up her coffer as well as the rack.
-Don't drop any.
-OK, I'll do my best.
Kate is 4-2 up, but iron-willed Caroline is not to be beaten.
She's in London with her Victorian stick stand that owes her £130.
As it was damaged in transit,
the Put Your Money games masters have covered the cost of the repair.
The Hawk has had it delivered to specialist Dominic
who deals in, well, sticks.
# Hit me with your rhythm stick... #
-Hi, nice to see you.
This is the stick stand I told you about.
Yes, indeed. Tell me more about it.
Well, it's English.
-It dates between 1843-1883,
and I know that because it's got a registration lozenge on the back.
-It's a little bit of sadness here, it was broken...
-I spotted that, yes.
-..so, that's been repaired -
-but it's been properly repaired by a cast-iron repairer.
We, as walking stick specialists,
buy stands like this really to supply them to our collectors
because they often don't know what to put the canes in.
So what collectors look for with these
is really how decorative they are,
and what the motifs are,
and that often relates to things they collect.
So, you know, you will get ones with horses if they collect horses.
Or this one has got some pretty birds, or...
-Which is a great Victorian subject,
lots of bird-related walking canes.
The repair here is a little bit sad...
-..but sometimes they're missing the base altogether -
and, as you say, that's been done pretty well.
So, I think it's desirable -
-so, now it's the hard bit.
-Excellent - now it's the hard bit!
-Now it's the hard bit.
Well, I was hoping to get about 220 for it.
-Yeah. You know, if it didn't have any faults...
..that would be a fair price for it.
-Even though it's been repaired very well,
it's sadly no longer perfect.
I'd rather offer you something like 180 for this,
-I think that's going to be...
-Could you stretch to two?
You are fierce.
-I will split...
-I'm a fierce Yorkshire lass, Dominic.
Yes, you've come down here, and bashing us up.
I will split the difference with you, I'll give you 190 for it.
I will accept your 190.
-You spoil me.
-Thank you very much.
So, Caroline sticks it to the competition with that profit of £60,
and gets a guided tour of Dominic's canes.
This is a lovely one,
made for a lady who might have just perhaps gone and ordered
a taffeta dress in apricot, and she'd go and have a cane to match.
Yes, in the guilloche enamel.
-Yeah, silver -
and then this does something a little bit more special,
it opens up...
-Oh, that is beautiful.
So she can powder her nose at the same time as spying behind her.
-I hadn't thought of that.
-To see who's behind her.
That's a lady's trick, isn't it? I had never thought of that,
-you could see over your shoulder.
-Yes, you can!
-Well done, you.
As I always, always say,
a little bit of damage makes an awful lot of difference -
but I've made a healthy profit, so, job done.
Fortunately, there's no damage to her 20th-century wheelbarrow,
and Caroline sells it to holiday cottage owner Louise
in East Yorkshire.
-I'll go for that.
-Brilliant, it's a deal!
She wheels away her biggest profit so far -
£80 - and Louise has a pretty addition to her garden.
Another great sale from The Hawk.
Doesn't it look wonderful in that little courtyard garden?
What do you think, Kate?
Our antiques aficionados are now on four deals apiece,
and Kate is looking to shift her final item.
Now, what's big, orange and German?
Yes, it's her 1990s Bierkeller set.
She's had it delivered to a pub in Kington,
but she's sounding distinctly unconfident.
I'm just about to meet the owner, John,
but I'm a little bit nervous,
because I'm not quite sure it's going to fit
with the current garden furniture -
but it is my last sale, so let's hope it's a good one.
Remember, it cost £95.
Hello there, John.
-How do you do?
-Hi, Kate, hi.
It arrived safely, then, I see.
It has, and...yeah, it's...
-it's different, for sure.
The size is actually quite good, isn't it?
It's about two metres, I think.
So you can get a lot of people round there.
Well, our other benches, they're not going to take more than four -
-and we do get groups of 10 or 12, and they'd love it round here.
It's straight out of a German beer house -
and you can see it's got the German writing here, so...
-You haven't just written that on?
-No, absolutely not.
So it's got folding legs, though, which...
-they are really useful because...
-You want to be able to pack it away.
-I like it.
-Yeah, try it out.
-You can imagine... Ooh!
-I'll sit at the other end.
-Now, we've got to remember that,
we've got to have at least two of us on here, otherwise...
-There we go, that's better.
-..we have a slide, as well!
I mean, have you ever had beer festivals at the hotel?
Might that be something?
We used to have beer theme nights.
Well, maybe you could bring it back, then?
Yeah, I'm sure the locals would be up for it.
Well, I'm hoping for about sort of 320, how does that sound to you?
Wow. I was hoping we could go more like sort of 150 to start with.
I've got a reputation to keep here
because they know that I'm a mean landlord, you see.
-Well, if I came just under the three and said 290,
how does that sound?
Somewhere near 250?
Tell you what, 270?
All right, OK, 270.
-Yeah, that sound all right?
-Thank you, John.
Kate's seesaw-cum-bench and table set
brews up a fabulous final profit of £175,
and Kate says auf wiedersehen to her last item.
Well, I'm really pleased.
John's got himself a set of lovely practical garden furniture,
which hopefully the locals will love -
and as for me, well, I'm sitting pretty.
# I'm gonna ride my bike until I get home... #
Kate is out of the selling game now,
so there is all to play for on Caroline's final deal.
She's brought her 1960s bike that cost £50 to Martin,
owner of a bike workshop and cycle-themed cafe in York.
Well, Martin, I think, without a shadow of a doubt,
I've come to the right place here, looking around.
Yes, I think you have, looking at this.
So, what do you think?
It's beautiful, it really is beautiful.
I mean, I've not seen one of these before,
I've got to be honest.
I don't really know an awful lot about the make,
but you can clearly see that it's quality,
and it's got some nostalgia to it.
-Yeah, well, it came straight from a barn in France...
..and I've looked into it a bit - the seat is absolutely original,
and another thing I love are the panniers.
Yeah. They also, to me, look original.
Yeah, I'm sure they are -
-but look, yes, yes.
-Yeah, also inside here,
which is just even better...
-Oh, wow, yeah?
-..this looks like the original puncture repair kit.
-Obviously, it's had a few modern additions...
..but the tooling that's inside it -
I mean, you just don't see spanners like that any more.
We're very much kind of, the nostalgic stuff.
-You've got bike frames hanging up, haven't you?
we've got a lot of old bike frames hanging around the place.
Once we give it a good clean and a good polish,
it's just going to look amazing.
-I'm so pleased you like it!
-Providing we can agree on a price!
Right! Well, I was thinking, what about 190?
I was looking for...
So, has Caroline found the perfect buyer for her bike?
Before we find out who is riding high and who's taken a tumble,
let's remind ourselves how much our experts spent.
They both started with £750 of their own money to spend.
Kate made five purchases costing her a total of £387.
Caroline also made five buys, costing her £340 -
but who has made the most profit?
All the money that Caroline and Kate have made in today's challenge
will go to charities of their choice, so let's find out
who is the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-Hey, how you doing?
-Good to see you!
-Well, that was an interesting fair, wasn't it?
-Yeah, a little bit tricky in places, I thought.
So, how did you get on with the selling?
Well, do you remember those angel wings?
You know, that's the one thing I really wanted to ask you about -
who did you sell them to?
Well, there was only one client that would have bought those.
-She just adored the wings.
-She was absolutely thrilled -
but if she didn't want them,
I think I might have struggled to find someone.
-And then my little French barrow...
..that went to a lovely lady to use in a sort of holiday cottage garden,
and it looked really, really sweet.
Well, I think, probably, in terms of profit -
do you remember my Bierkeller set?
Yes, yes, yes.
They were a really good, successful sale -
but I think my favourite sale was my rustic ladder,
which, for me, just was meant for an orchard -
and that's exactly where I sold it, to some cider makers.
So, shall we face the music?
Yeah, we'll see how it all turned out, then, shall we?
Yeah. Are you ready?
-Look at that!
Well done, you!
That's better than I thought, actually.
I didn't think I'd made that much.
-All items actually went well,
so it's a sort of combined effort.
Brilliant - well, you've done very, very well indeed, Kate.
So have you. Well, I tell you what, those angel's wings, you know,
when I saw them, I was so jealous - I thought they were fantastic!
So, despite a great final deal by Caroline...
..which netted her a stonking profit of £120,
it wasn't enough to beat Kate,
whose bedside cabinet and Bierkeller set pushed her profits right up...
Well, I knew I had done consistently OK,
but when that briefcase opened and I saw over £700, wow!
I am super chuffed.
Kate did absolutely brilliantly profit-wise,
but I think I had the most fun.
I liked buying every single one of my items,
and I enjoyed selling them.
..but Caroline will get one last chance to fight back tomorrow,
when she and Kate gear up for the battle of all battles -
Oh, no! That was quick!
Kate Bliss and Caroline Hawley square up at an antiques fair in Surrey. Will Caroline fly into the lead with a pair of vintage angel's wings, or will Kate climb to the top of the heap with an apple ladder?