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How will the country's antiques experts fare when challenged to make a profit with their own cash?
I've bought that. Hee-hee!
The joy of car boots!
From car boot sales to auction houses, our experts will recreate some of their real-life deals
as they go head-to-head and try and make the most money for their chosen charities.
-Fondle without fear.
-Wait till you hear about this one.
The challenge to our experts is clear. Dealers, put your money where your mouth is.
Today's Knights of the Barter are auctioneer John the Hammer Cameron
and collectables expert and author Katherine the Great Higgins.
Although she's not a wheeler-dealer by trade,
Katherine is not afraid to get stuck in when necessary.
I get seriously excited about retro design, really,
things that people can use in their homes, but have a real history behind them, a living history.
I love knowing the history behind objects and it's only with modern pieces of design
that you can bring that out by talking to the person who once owned it and doing all the research.
I love the things I grew up with.
Katherine's vast knowledge of 20th century collectables has served her well,
whether it be writing books and articles or revealing the value of treasures on The Antiques Roadshow.
So, Mr Hammer, you'd better be prepared to have a serious battle
because you're up against Katherine the Great and she likes to win!
Her opponent started out as an apprentice carpenter,
but a back injury forced John to seek out an alternative career.
He's now a well-known and respected auctioneer and has got a real boy's own sense of ambition.
If I had one goal to achieve in this profession,
it would have to be to uncover in some pretty modest house an important, lost old master,
perhaps some drawings by Michelangelo or Raphael or something by Poussin, one of the greats.
I could then seriously rest on my laurels and think, "Yeah, I gave something back to the art world."
When he isn't valuing antiques and collectables, John is selling them from the auctioneer's podium
and appearing on Cash In The Attic.
£200 then. If you're all done at £200...
So we have the experts, they have the contacts, the knowledge and a fierce desire to win.
Katherine and John knew they'd be facing a special final mission
and it's time to take a look at the moment they open their envelopes as we find out what that mission is.
-Ah, Mr Hammer!
-Lovely to see you.
-You look great.
-I've got a present for you.
-I have one for you.
It came in the post fresh this morning.
"John and Katherine, your challenge today is to spend up to £1,000 of your own money on antiques.
"You must then re-sell your purchases with the aim of making as much profit as possible.
"The winner is the expert who makes the most cash."
"This is your showdown.
"You can buy whatever you like, wherever you like.
"But you must sell your items at a one-off, special event. Good luck."
-Sounds like an excuse for a good party!
-Sounds scary to me.
-I'm seeing glitz and lots of beautiful people.
-I'm seeing an auctioneer in his element here.
-Are you going to be?
-I don't know about that.
-Let's give it a go.
So, our experts are facing a big, final showdown challenge.
In order to maximise their profits, John and Katherine have both decided to hold charity auctions.
Our wily duo know that people dig a bit deeper at these events,
but they still have to buy the right pieces that will encourage people to put their hands in their pockets.
Almost everybody that John and Katherine try to buy from
will know they want to raise as much money as possible for charity and our experts will be doing everything
to get the best possible prices for the pieces they buy.
John's specialist subject is sporting memorabilia
and he will be buying what he knows best for his event,
but he also knows that he has to cater for the ladies too,
so he's off to see George, one of his contacts in the jewellery trade.
I hope George is in a good mood. He doesn't negotiate. He gives you a price and you take it or leave it.
-How are we?
-Alive and well.
-Good, good. Good to hear it.
I'm organising a charity event.
I need to buy some pieces of jewellery that I can sell on for a profit, probably about four pieces.
I've got a few tucked away in the drawer. I've got a nice brooch here.
It's 15-carat gold. It's Victorian.
That's interesting. What else have you got?
-A nice diamond, an amethyst ring.
-Yeah, I like that. Anything else?
-A ruby ring there as well.
-What I've got to look at is the age group.
I'll have mixed ages there, but a lot of them will be younger women, so I don't want anything too old.
-Can you tell me about tanzanite?
It comes from one country - Tanzania, hence "tanzanite".
-An up-and-coming gemstone.
-The colour works brilliantly with the diamonds. Is that 9-carat?
-That's definitely on the short list. What else have you got?
-I've got a diamond pendant with 30 diamonds.
-And we've got a nice pair of diamond studs.
-I quite like those. Those are very showy.
I see what they've done. They look like single stones, but they're not. They're beautifully set.
-They're called illusion-set.
-I've heard that before, but I really like those. They're very showy.
-Anything else in there?
-A diamond bracelet.
-That's quite nice.
John is spoilt for choice, but he knows there is one jewel
that will definitely attract the attention of the ladies at his special event.
# Diamonds are forever
# Hold one up and then caress it... #
So, John is hoping that a bit of bling will encourage the ladies at his charity event
to dig deep and point him in the direction of victory.
In Hertfordshire, his rival is doing the exact opposite.
She's set up a meeting in a specialist store selling props and costumes from the silver screen
and is aiming to buy something that will appeal to the men at her showdown event.
# There's no business like show business
# Like no business I know... #
Katherine will need to spend her money wisely
if she wants to avoid her event becoming a box-office flop.
# Nowhere could you get that happy feeling... #
-Wow, a bit of Johnny Depp memorabilia!
-There he is, there he is, looking good.
-Pirates Of The Caribbean?
-Yes, from the third film.
I love it. They're all the original things used in the films?
-Everything used in the movies and kept here for posterity.
-Over here, I recognise Tom Cruise memorabilia.
-From Mission Impossible.
-What else have you got here?
-There's hover boards from Back To The Future.
-They don't work!
-This is all thousands of pounds?
-We've got something for everybody.
This is what I had in mind for you.
These are professionally made cards and casino chips,
specially produced for and used in the movie.
They are the ultimate bit of James Bond memorabilia if you love Daniel Craig.
If you think of Casino Royale, you think of the casino itself
and what better than the cards and chips used in the film!
Yeah, that sequence is the moment. I love his role in the new films.
-It's the perfect thing for the boys. They will love it.
-That's what I thought.
All these say 5,000, 500... I'd like the one that says 5.
-Is that how much I'm paying?
-Something like this would normally retail for about £200.
If I can't have it for £5 or 5, how much do you think I...?
-How does £100 sound?
-That's great. It's a 007 moment. Mr Bond would be proud of you.
The name's Higgins, Katherine Higgins.
Having negotiated a great deal for the highly collectable film props,
will her rival be a bit shaken or simply stirred?
In Portsmouth, after much deliberation, John's made a decision
on which bit of bling he wants for his auction.
OK, so the earrings, the pendant and the tanzanite ring are going to set me back £150.
-And the brooch, how much?
-OK, I think we can have a deal on those. £270 cash?
Good man. OK.
So, John has picked up some sparklers for his charity auction.
Now, remember, our experts can buy what they like from wherever they like
and on a previous Put Your Money buying trip,
John picked up a four-bottle champagne cooler for £50,
but he wasn't the only one shopping on a previous buying expedition.
Whilst at an antiques market in Paris, Katherine kept her eyes peeled for items for her auction.
She picked out something of feminine appeal.
Fashionable jewellery is just the thing and I've spotted this ring -
classic kind of '70s design,
very nicely made, silver inside, lovely enamelling in rainbow colours on the outside.
I've just paid roughly about £37 for it after a bit of haggling here and there.
And at the auction, well, fingers crossed, I'm going to, I don't know, triple my money?
Yeah, I think so. And if not, gosh, it's lovely to be able to wear the things you're going to sell as well.
Yes, Mrs Higgins is never short of confidence
and on her Parisian trip, she also picked up some highly collectable film memorabilia.
These are original publicity photographs that would have been issued to promote the films
that these film stars were in and they're quite romantic and lovely, I think.
You've got Ingrid Bergman there, looking just... I mean magical, really.
Sometimes you see them signed, so I'm kind of looking for that.
They would look lovely framed.
They're five euros apiece which I think is not a bad buy.
You know, I'll try and buy a few, bargain it down
and then hopefully, at least double my money on each one.
Katherine bought a selection of the glamorous photos for just over £47
and she also picked up a set of eight champagne glasses and a cranberry glass cup
for a combined sum of just over £75.
It looks as though both our experts' events are going to be glamorous affairs,
but just how much cash have they splashed on the items they hope will deliver them victory?
Katherine and John can spend up to £1,000 of their own money on items for their showdown challenge.
Mrs Higgins has parted with just over £260,
leaving almost £740 in her kitty.
Mr Cameron, on the other hand, has spent £320,
giving him 680 still to play with.
In order to win today's showdown challenge,
John and Katherine need to buy the right items for their charity auctions.
As a dedicated Portsmouth fan, John will be holding his event at the club
and he's keen to get some sporting memorabilia.
He's put the word out amongst his contacts and one has told him he has something that fits the bill nicely.
Now all the Hammer has to do is find him.
I've come here today to Ludlow golf course to track down a good friend of mine,
Roger Nixon, one of the leading collectors and dealers of sporting memorabilia in the country.
I'm the auctioneer and he's the buyer, but I've come here cap in hand
because hopefully I'm going to be able to secure from Roger a genuine piece of sporting memorabilia,
none less than a 1948 Portsmouth, fully signed dinner menu from their 50th anniversary.
The only thing I'm worried about is Roger's a dealer, so he will already be making a profit on me,
and that's what I need to do - make a profit.
But I'm not worried about holding back when it comes to Roger
because he's a Spurs fan and they stole our manager.
With apologies to all those who haven't got a clue as to what John's talking about,
it's time to find out if he can negotiate a good price for the signed menu.
-Good to see you.
-Did you have a good drive down?
-Can you show me the menu?
-There's the menu to order food from, but of more interest to you is this menu.
That's the menu I've come to see.
Yeah, "Portsmouth Football Club 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee Shareholders' Banquet".
That was in November 1948 which was the start of the season when they first won the First Division title.
They retained it the year after. It was the highlight of Portsmouth's history.
It's in lovely condition.
I have seen a few of these over the years at auction. I've sold a few.
-It's got the...
This is great. There are all sorts of players from the past.
This is a lovely thing and I would like to own this.
I'm having the auction down at Fratton Park, so there will be a lot of Portsmouth people there.
I'm hoping this is something I can offer for auction, but it will come down to price.
-What can you do this at today?
-Such items don't come cheap, as you know, and I'm looking for £200.
I was hoping a bit less than that.
I was hoping to be able to buy this for £100.
How about if we split in the middle and we shake hands on 150 quid?
-I can't go lower than that.
-Roger, I think you've got yourself a deal there.
So, having got what he came for, John is a happy man.
I've just bought a superb piece of Portsmouth memorabilia for £150.
As the auction is at Fratton Park, if I can't make a profit on that, Katherine, you deserve to win.
Oh, she intends to, John.
Katherine the Great has planned her showdown strategy for some time
and while she was on the Put Your Money auction challenge,
she was keen to pick up some top-notch items for her event.
Coming up is quite an interesting Georgian side table, very nice condition.
Lots of my friends have got Georgian houses or early Victorian houses
and they love this kind of solid, but elegant oak furniture.
I think they'll go for it. Wish me luck.
Lot 604, the side table.
Again 250, to crash in there at £250.
260 can I say now? At £250.
Anybody else in at 250? 260.
Back at 280 at the moment. 300 now.
And 20? I can't see you.
At 300, lady's bid. At £300. Are you out at 300?
-Yeah, thank you.
Including the auctioneer's commission, the Georgian side table cost Katherine just over £350,
and she's delighted with her purchase.
It's pretty, it's attractive. I think we've got a good buy there.
Her rival John is no stranger to auction houses.
He's attending a sale of sporting memorabilia and he's drawn up a plan of attack.
The key to auctions is to set yourself a limit and don't go over it.
The problem with auctions is you don't know what you'll get or how much you'll have to pay,
but profit is my motivation, so I've got to be firm and not go over those limits.
Yes, Mr Cameron sounds in a determined mood,
and he spots a lot which he hopes will put him in the driving seat in today's contest.
One of the items I'm interested in is this signed Michael Schumacher, Formula 1, Ferrari red shirt.
I have a buyer in mind who is meant to be attending my showdown.
He's a Formula 1 nut, but specifically Ferrari and Schumacher,
so I'm hoping he'll want to put this in his collection.
Wish me luck. I don't want to be paying more than £100, then I should be able to double my money.
He sounds like a man with a plan. Only time will tell if he can get the shirt for the right price.
He's also hoping to snap up a signed rugby print
and a George Best collection with a limited edition printed plate,
a magazine cutting with George's autograph and a certificate of authenticity.
So how many targets will John be able to get?
The shirt signed by Michael Schumacher is the first of his lots to come up for sale.
The Hammer needs to get his items for the right price if he is to make a profit at his showdown event.
He doesn't want to pay over £100 for the shirt.
I'm getting nervous. I really hope I get this lot. Here it goes.
Lot 22, the Schumacher signed shirt. Again a lot of interest here.
-I can start the bidding at 50, 60, £70.
-It's reached John's maximum bid, but will he still go for it?
Are we all done at £115?
Great, got it. I paid a bit more than I'd hoped.
£115, plus the buyer's premium, but I'm pretty sure my buyer will like that.
I should be able to make a profit. Maybe not a big one, but still a profit no less.
Even as a seasoned auctioneer, John still got a little carried away
and the signed shirt cost him just under £140.
On her Put Your Money trip to an auction house,
Katherine also snapped up a pair of arrowhead obelisks for over £32,
a Victorian cut-glass bowl for a little over £25
and a 19th century watercolour for over £50.
In Shropshire, it's time for the George Best collection to go under the hammer.
Great item again, ladies and gentlemen. Bids of £50. £50, opening bid.
All done at 55...? BANGS GAVEL
That's great news. I got that for £55, plus my buyer's premium. Bargain!
Nicely done, John. Including the auctioneer's fees,
he's snapped that up for just over £65
and at his charity auction, he'll aim to profit from the signed rugby print which cost a little under £50.
And a postcard of his beloved Portsmouth FC
which set him back a shade over £40.
I've got rugby, motor racing and football - something for everybody.
All that remains to be seen is how much profit I make on them.
And profit is the name of this game.
Mr Cameron's rival has also been splashing the cash
and has bagged herself a set of antique port glasses for £50,
a pair of pyramid dishes for £10
and a signed collectable calendar, also for £10.
In order to maximise the profits at her charity auction,
Katherine has also decided to hold a licensed raffle.
She's at a wine merchant's, hoping to secure a bottle of champagne as a prize.
Can she get a corking deal?
-This is the champagne room.
-This is the champagne room. It's great.
-What have we got then?
-I think one of my favourite champagnes is the Dom Perignon Oenotheque '93.
Or the Cristal 2002 which are pretty good vintages and big brands in champagne.
-I think this is the one we want, the Cristal.
-Sounds "blingy", so they'll like that.
-And I love the box as well.
-It's a brilliant box.
It's orange wrapping inside which is absolutely fantastic.
We are currently retailing that at £220. I don't know what your budget was at the beginning.
£220 is a great price, but it's not quite my price.
We've known each other for quite a long time.
My best shot, and we'll take some of the costs, will be £100, but I really can't do better than that.
£100 would be absolutely magical. It would be the best raffle prize ever.
Canny Katherine has made excellent use of her contacts and got a great deal on the bubbly.
Her raffle prize will be a vintage bottle of champagne and a pair of stylish glasses which cost her £10.
Both our experts have bought everything they want for their showdown events,
but how much of their kitties have they spent?
Our duelling duo were allowed to spend up to £1,000 of their own money.
Katherine the Great Higgins has parted with just over £900.
John the Hammer Cameron, on the other hand,
has spent just over £760.
With their items bought, it's almost time for their charity auctions to begin.
Katherine's hopes of victory rest on a retro enamel ring,
some vintage photos,
an assortment of glassware,
framed chips from the film Casino Royale,
a Georgian oak side table, a 19th century watercolour,
a pair of garden obelisks,
a classic calendar
and a rather swanky bottle of champagne and two glasses for her raffle.
John, on the other hand, will be relying on a selection of jewellery,
a champagne cooler, a racing shirt signed by Michael Schumacher,
a signed England rugby print,
a signed George Best framed collection
and some Portsmouth football memorabilia.
With their items bought, it's time for our experts to try and sell all their wares
for maximum profit at special, one-off events.
Katherine and John know that one of the best ways of raising big money is to hold charity auctions
and to keep her costs down, canny Katherine has persuaded a friend
to let her use her house for her event.
This is the most cutting-edge, modern design house that I know.
My friend Bella owns it and runs it as a contemporary art gallery.
The perfect setting for my showdown.
It's barely two hours to go. I've got all these canapes to put in the oven,
lots and lots to prepare and arrange, but I'm going to do it!
As she's raising as much as possible for charity, Katherine's friend has given her use of the house for free.
She's also persuaded some local suppliers to provide a few canapes and some wine for free, too.
They don't call her the Great for nothing! She's not the only one working hard.
John is holding his event at Portsmouth Football Club.
Because he's such a dedicated fan and raising money for charity, the club gave him a room for free,
but he has splashed out £200 on a jazz band to entertain his guests.
With kick-off not far away, John has arrived at the venue.
Clock's ticking. I've got half an hour before my first guests arrive.
I'm not sure how my items will go down. However, it's my home ground, so hopefully it brings me luck.
So John may be relying on a little luck for his showdown to go well,
but Katherine has got all her friends, family and godchildren to help her event run smoothly.
-We're starting at 8.45.
-So serving, serving, serving?
Katherine's items are all on display and her army of helpers are poised to make it the event of the season.
Her plans have fallen beautifully into place. What could possibly go wrong?
OK, so the police have closed the road? OK.
And an accident on the A3?
That doesn't sound too encouraging.
Local traffic accidents are making it difficult for some of her guests to get to her event,
but those that have arrived seem impressed.
We've had a look at some items. They look great. There's a couple of things we're really interested in,
so we'll see how it goes.
There's lots of lovely things. I quite fancied the ring.
Not sure it will fit me or my husband will pay for it, but I'd love that.
Everyone will go for Casino Royale. I'm a bit of a Bond fan. I'd quite like a crack on that. We'll see.
That all sounds pretty promising for Mrs Higgins.
On the south coast, John's guests are arriving, his jazz band is setting the mood,
and in his specially-booked winnebago - the gents -
the man himself prepares for the task ahead.
When you're doing an auction, If the items are selling, it's really, really easy.
However, when it's not selling, it gets very hard and you feel naked, like a rabbit in the headlights.
I think we'll skip past that image quickly!
With their items bought and the guests arrived,
it's time for our dynamic duo to start their selling war.
# War! Huh! Yeah!
# What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! #
Tap into people's passion. If you can match their passion, you can usually get a sale.
The bottom line is I've bought all the things and now it's time to find out if I've bought right.
In Surrey, Katherine is wasting no time trying to cash in.
She's decided to try to sell two of her pieces outside the auction.
First up, the garden obelisks, dressed for the occasion.
If she's going to make a profit, she needs to sell them for more than £32.
They're contemporary, but actually in a period style.
It reminds us, really, of the architect Pugin's work. He was very into Gothic detailing.
So it looks very glam and stylish.
I think they're really nice. Not so nice in my vegetable patch!
-But they'd be nice in my border.
-Great! How much do you want to pay?
-Is that too steep?
-A little steep, I think.
Maybe about £40?
-That would be a steal! I can't let you have them for a steal!
-Trying to drive a hard bargain.
Could we settle on...50? Is that a deal?
-I think that's a deal.
-The ideal customers.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Mrs Higgins has banked just over £17 of profit from the sale of her garden obelisks.
And there's more good news as she pockets just over £82 for the eight champagne glasses
that she bought in Paris.
In Portsmouth, it's time for John "The Hammer" Cameron to do what he does best.
Without further ado, we'd like to start with the Ferrari shirt.
It's signed by seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher.
Remember, John bought this shirt for just under £140
and he's had some interest from a man who couldn't make it tonight.
I have a proxy bid at £110. I have £110.
Anyone want to go 120? 110. 120 anywhere? 120. 130.
140 anywhere? 140. 150.
160. 170. 180. 190.
-£200 - John's well in profit, but the price is still climbing.
220. 230 with me. At £230.
Anybody else want to go on? At £230. It's not a lot of money.
240, thank you. I have 250.
One more? At 260. The proxy bid is out. At £260 in the room.
At £260, then. Last chance. Sold to Mike at the front.
That's a fantastic start for John, and there's more good news
when the postcard of the 1931/32 Portsmouth team adds more than £60 profit to his kitty.
Put a stamp on it and mail it!
In Surrey, Katherine's auction is about to begin.
As she's not an auctioneer, she's persuaded an old colleague to help by conducting the auction for her.
You may have seen films where bidders wink at the auctioneer.
Always vaguely amusing. I may wink back.
Mrs Higgins is drawing on all of her contacts to try to win today,
but her chances rest on whether or not she's managed to buy items that will appeal to the guests.
First up is the retro enamel ring which cost just under £40.
£100. And 10.
Bidding over there, sir? Yes, 120. 130 at the far back. 140.
The bidding has already reached three times what Katherine paid and the price is still climbing.
150. 160, thank you. 170.
Brown jacket beats blue shirt. £170. Any more, sir? At £170.
180. I thought there was another £10. Going on, sir?
At 190. Thank you, madam. £200 I have, against both the gentlemen.
At £200. Last time now. Selling, then, here at £200.
It's yours, madam.
The ring has made Katherine over £160 of profit.
As her evening progresses, she makes money on vintage film photos,
-the glass bowl...
-At £110. 110, it's yours, sir.
..and the glass cup.
At £110. Sold.
Those pieces poured a combined sum of almost £520 into Katherine's kitty.
With almost half her auction lots sold, it's a success so far.
Her rival, though, is a determined foe,
and has banked over £300 on the sale of two items of sporting memorabilia.
£200, yours, sir. Well done, Mike.
The Hammer is on a real roll, and the bidding on his George Best montage
has already reached four times the cost price.
280. At £280. 290.
-£300. At £300 for the Best montage.
-The bidding's reached almost five times what John paid for it.
-And they show no signs of stopping.
-Back in at 330.
340. At £340.
At 340. The lady's bid. At £340.
Anybody else? At £340, then.
If you're quite sure. At £340. 350! Back in, thank you.
-At 350. Anybody else?
-This is incredible! John's made almost £300 profit!
-Will the price go any higher?
-At £350 and going once.
At... 360! Thank you, back in. At £360.
At £360. Anybody else?
At £360, going once.
-Mr Cameron's definitely picked the right items to auction.
-George is as popular as he ever was!
At £370. 380.
390. The lady's back in. In-fighting on that table! I like it.
£390. Are we going to make it 400? At £390, then.
At 390, once. 390, twice.
Your last chance at £390, then.
Yours, madam. Thank you very much. Give her a round of applause. Thank you.
# The boys adored you
# Gorgeous, gorgeous Georgie Best
# Georgie Best, Georgie Best
# Gorgeous, gorgeous Georgie Best
-# Georgie Best... #
-That huge sale has given John a terrific profit of almost £325.
Both our experts are bagging big money at their showdown events.
In Surrey, Katherine's auction is in full swing,
but does she know her guests' tastes as well as John knows his?
Lot 7, the English School watercolour.
I think this is definitely a Surrey scene. LAUGHTER
Yes, well definitely-ish, but you can't fault her for effort.
At £160. I'll sell at £160.
Helped by a bit of cheerleading from Katherine, the painting gives almost £110 of profit.
With both our experts selling lot after lot and banking big profits,
it's time to find out who's heading for victory and who's at a bit of a loss.
So far Katherine the Great has made sales totalling £1,160
and made almost £890-worth of profit.
John "The Hammer" Cameron has sold £1,255-worth of goods
and banked profits of just over £810.
With nothing to choose between our experts, it's heating up nicely.
In Surrey, Katherine hopes for another profit on the 10 port glasses she paid £50 for.
Lead crystal. Really nice.
120 over there, then. At 120. Bidding at the back?
Thank you. 130.
Lady's bid at 130. 140. At 140. 150.
I'll come back to you, sir. Lady's bid at 150. Going on, sir? 160.
The price for the port glasses has reached three times what Mrs Higgins paid
-and shows no signs of stopping.
-At 200. 220. 240.
At 240. Still the gentleman's bid at 240.
One more? 260.
-It's a real bidding battle.
360. Still with you, sir.
Your bid, sir, at £360. Tightly-fought contest. 380.
-His bid still at £400.
-This is incredible! The price is now eight times what Katherine paid!
He's beaten off five competitors now. At £440, over here. All done?
440. 460, new bidder.
At £460. Ten of them. £460. 480.
At 480 with the gentleman here. I'm selling here. All done? At £480.
-Yours, sir, at 480.
-What an incredible result!
The winning bidder beat off competition from five other people
and the glasses have given an amazing £430-worth of profit.
With the guests digging deep, she's piling the pressure on her rival.
And she also banks a fabulous £190 for her two glass pyramid dishes.
All finished then at £200?
There are two competitors in today's game, though,
and Mr Cameron is also making dazzling profits.
He's banked a combined sum of £380 for his three pieces of jewellery
and he's hoping the four-bottle wine cooler that cost him £50
will pour another large profit into his pot.
I'm starting it at 50. I'll take a tenner on that. 60. Are you bidding against Jim? 70!
£80 at the same table. And 90. 100!
Now Helen's got £100.
The cooler has started another bidding battle on the south coast,
and the price is shooting up.
190, back in. Can we make it 200?
£200 - yes! Thank you very much.
-210! Back in at 210.
-This is fantastic for John. The price is climbing.
230. Listen, I can stay here all night!
And as the price climbs, so does John's profit margin.
At £300. At £300. Shall we let them have it?
310. Back in.
330. At 330.
At £330. 330, going once. Unless there's any new bidders! 330, going twice.
Last chance at £330. Thank you very much.
That was a fantastic final auction lot, but he has one more item he hopes for a big profit on.
He's charged his guests an entrance fee, £200 of which pays for the band. The rest entitles each guest
to a raffle ticket and the chance to win the Victorian brooch in a licensed raffle.
We'll find out how much he raised shortly.
In Surrey, Katherine isn't selling such sparkling items, but she's making sparkling profits.
She's banked almost £230 from the sale of her Georgian side table and classic calendar.
But it's now time for her most glamorous lot to go before the room.
The name's Higgins, Katherine Higgins - licensed to make big profits.
They may have been touched - I say may - by Daniel Craig. SQUEALS
Well, the ladies sound keen, but how many 007 wannabes are lurking in the room?
240 with the commission bid.
260 is your bid, sir. In the room, at £260.
280. Going on, sir? No?
At £280, the gentleman at the front.
-Thank you. £300 at the back there.
-The bidding's reached £300 and it continues to climb.
£400. 420. 440.
460, thank you. 480.
At 520. Still against you, sir. At £520. Over here at £520. All finished?
Last lot and selling. At £520.
-Thank you, sir. £520.
Katherine's casino chips have given her another £420-worth of profit.
Today's showdown contest is almost at an end, but just like her rival, Katherine has one last trick.
She's selling off the vintage champagne and two glasses in a licensed raffle
and has gone the extra mile by selling tickets in the run up to her event.
We'll find out shortly how much cash both she and John raised
and who will emerge victorious from today's clash of the titans. It's time to tot up the totals.
Both experts were allowed to spend up to £1,000 of their own money.
Katherine parted with just over £900. Her rival spent just over £760 on items to sell
and a further £200 on the jazz band.
All of John and Katherine's profits will be going to charity,
so it's time to reveal who is the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is showdown champion!
-And so the showdown, Katherine.
-I can't believe it's over, that this is the last thing!
I can't bear to open these!
-I'll count us in. Three, two, one.
Well, I'm not shocked. You've risen in my estimations, Katherine.
You are no shrinking violet. You are one very canny lass.
You are equally clever.
So it's a victory for Katherine.
John's raffle made him an impressive £470.
But, along with her other sales, Katherine's raffle total of just under £1,500
secured her victory today.
She and John have been fighting it out all week at auction houses and boot sales
and the winner will be the one who's made the most across the week,
so it's time to find out who is the overall victor?
-Let's find out. The big thing is, how much have we made overall? Shall we find out?
Three, two, one,
Oh, look at that!
You have completely wiped the floor with me! That's a fantastic amount and you truly are a great queen!
-You are the best opponent any girl could want.
-Aw, thank you.
-Can I buy you a drink?
-You can buy me dinner!
-OK, I'll buy you dinner
-if you teach me about perfume bottles and vintage dresses.
It's been a fantastic week watching our two experts battle it out around the country.
Both worked incredibly hard to secure amazing profits, all of which go to charity.
I may have lost the battle, but I fought hard and raised a great sum of money for cystic fibrosis.
All the profits I make from this programme go to my chosen charity,
which is an orphanage in Cape Town, South Africa.
There's no doubt about it - John and Katherine proved they've got what it takes to make a profit.
Next week, two more top antiques experts go head to head as we say, dealers,
put your money where your mouth is.
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