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We've all seen them on TV, but how will the country's
favourite antiques experts fare when they are challenged to make a profit with their own cash?
-He who laughs last, laughs loudest.
From car boot sales to auction houses, our experts will be
recreating some of their real-life deals as they go head-to-head
and try and make the most money for their chosen charities.
Purchase of the week!
Fantastic! I'm thrilled with that.
The challenge to our experts is clear.
Dealers, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Today's distinguished dealers are collectibles connoisseur
Paul "The Man From Morecambe" Hayes and the irrepressible
Mark "Franksy" Franks.
I first started trading antiques when I was still at school,
so I've been doing it, sort of, over ten years(!)
Mark's no-nonsense approach and determination to win has served him well,
whether it be trading Trash To Cash or finding hidden treasures on Car Booty.
His opponent today is a second-generation antique dealer.
Paul started buying and selling when he was just knee-high to a grasshopper.
Since then, he's grown up to become a well-dressed and highly-respected expert.
OK, ready for work.
Do you know what? I was extremely lucky, actually.
I got my big break in antiques because my father was interested, and he used to have a little shop
here in Morecambe and I used to help him out and go to the antique fair.
Paul can regularly be found hunting for Cash In The Attic or transforming Trash Into Cash.
It's a shame one's not big enough for Mark Franks.
That would be good. Throw away the key!
So, our experts are ready and the stakes are sky-high.
With reputations at risk, their own hard-earned money on the line
and their charities wishing them well, it's time for us to find out the aim of today's game.
Hello, Paul. You all right? I bought the sun from London.
I said, "Bring me sunshine," coming from Morecambe.
-Short, fat, hairy legs.
-I've got this for you.
-OK, thank you.
Let's have a look. What have we got here?
-"Mark and Paul. Your challenge today is to spend £750..." Easy.
"..of your own money on antiques." Your own money.
"You must then resell your purchases with the aim of making as much profit as possible."
-You don't want to make a loss, do you?
-"The winner is the presenter who makes the most cash."
-OK. "Today, you must buy all your antiques from..."
-"..an antique fair."
-Thank goodness it's not a butcher's(!)
-I think it's over there, mate.
So, the challenge for our experts is to spend up to £750 of their own money at an antiques fair,
before trying to sell on their purchases for a profit.
Pretty much everybody that Mark and Paul try to do deals with will know that they're on a mission to make as
much profit as possible for charity. And our experts will be doing everything in their power
to get the best prices when they buy and sell the items that they hope will drive them to victory.
Today's contest will take place at the Peterborough Festival of Antiques.
In order to win, both Mr Hayes and Franksy
are going to be looking for quirky and unusual items.
-All right, John? How are you?
-All right, mate, Mark. How are you?
-Not bad. Any damage on this?
-No, no damage.
20 quid. Do a bit better?
-Do want a tenner?
15, OK. You got a deal.
This is what they call a yard of ale.
So you can fill this up with ale or beer or bitter
and you drink it. And if you're not careful, it goes all over you.
Well, that label is probably worth 15 quid, so I've got the glass for free.
This will be fun. I don't know how I'm going to sell this
or what I'm going to do with it, but I think this is an absolute bargain - and I will drink to that.
Well, it's no wonder Franksy is in high spirits.
He's got the glass for a knockdown price.
Inside, Paul's got his hands on a modern collectible.
You really have to move with the times, don't you?
I've been buying antiques now for over 20 years,
so I started my training buying things really from Georgian times,
the Victorian times. I never really bought much from
the 1950s and '60s,
but you can't help but like this stuff. This is called Homemaker,
made by a firm called Ridgeways. And it's so retro.
It's so funky, so modern. And that's really where the market is today.
We have the epitome of British design done in the 1950s and '60s.
We have a Robin Day chair here at the top,
a coffee table which is shaped like the Sputnik.
It's such a fantastic thing. The rock 'n roll era, really.
These are actually a pair
and they're on sale here today for £12 the pair.
And I think they're an absolute bargain.
Mr Hayes clearly knows his stuff, but the big question is, can he negotiate a discount?
Now then, sir. Amongst all these lovely antique things,
-you have these modern 1950s plates.
-What's the best you can do?
I've got 12 on them. I can do them for 10.
Great. You haven't got any unusual shapes or any serviette rings or teapots or anything like that?
I don't think so. Just those really, today.
-So those are a tenner, that's the best price?
Right, OK. Is that 10 shillings or £10(?)
-Pounds, I'm afraid.
-Nice to meet you.
Let's give you some money.
Yes, nice try, Paul.
A £2 discount might not seem like a huge amount,
but Mr Hayes is determined to prove what a great deal he got.
This is a perfect example of why it really does pay to have a look around.
This is a Homemaker plate, this is exactly the same as the ones
I've just bought and this is £15. So, it's three times the price!
So, use your eyes.
There's no doubt about it, Paul sealed a great deal.
Elsewhere, the man with the biggest little black book in the business
has spotted one of his many contacts, and he's swooping in to try and secure another deal.
Hold up, Gordon. What you got there?
-Hello, Mark. How are you?
-All right, mate.
-Nice seeing you.
-What we got?
-Lots of bike seats.
-10, 12? How many's there? Do you know?
-There was 13, which is unlucky, so I put another in.
-14. How much?
-£100. That's a lot of money to me.
-Well, you got yourself a deal.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So, for £75, Mark's sealed another purchase,
and with today's contest well under way,
he's sticking to his strategy of snapping up unusual and quirky pieces.
Of course, he's also keen to poke a little gentle fun at his rival.
Ah, Paul. Nice hat.
Mate, I think you're overdoing it with the diet a little bit.
He might be in a jovial mood, but make no bones about it, Mark's determined to win today.
And he's hoping he's snapped up some more potentially-profitable items.
They're the sort of people I'm going to sell this sign to.
Double-sided, Boot Repairs & Sussex Rubbers.
It's got the little rubber bungs, tiny bit of damage.
If you've got a good shoe repair shop you'll want this outside.
Now, this is great fun.
A banana. Well, what can I say?
I wanted weird and wonderful and it doesn't get much more than that,
because it's such an unusual thing.
I'm going to go to New Covent Garden in London and, hopefully, one of the
fruit and veg dealers might want this on top of their vehicle. They can then be top banana.
Now, this sign will be of interest to many publicans and bars.
There's enough of those in the country, so that should be easy to sell.
This little parcel here cost me 120.
Yes, I tried to get it for less, but do you know what?
I fancy this sign has got to be the best part of that. And the banana?
Look at that. You could fit that on top of something and you've actually got the bolt to bolt it on.
It's weird, it's wacky, it's wonderful and it's not made in China.
Indeed, it's not.
Paul was looking at pieces of porcelain in the indoor part of the market,
but it looks as though he's tracked down something out of the ordinary.
Now then, I think I've found the piece de la resistance today.
This really is an unusual item.
What a fantastic piece.
But it's very symbolic and this is actually really important in Buddhist culture
and it dates from a guy, I think a writer, from the 14th century.
And he told the story of a princess who was reincarnated
and dragged off to the heavens on a horse with five heads.
Isn't that an amazing story?
But the quality is absolutely superb.
We have got the detail here in the carving of the brass work,
the rosewood base. What a wonderful thing.
It is on the stall here today for £200.
I think I can do a bit of a deal, but we are in the lap of the gods, so wish me luck.
While Paul's hoping for good karma
as he looks to rustle the five-headed horse for a knockdown price,
his opponent is looking hard for his next potential buy.
This is something quite interesting, which is worth having a look at.
Quite often you will see a chest of drawers like this,
and it has got a cut down the side.
Some are made that way, and some have been cut, to get them into smaller houses.
You have got to appreciate, years ago, when there were tiny,
tiny cottages, the doors were small, the staircases were narrow,
and if you wanted to get this upstairs and it would not fit,
you would chop it in half. It does not actually take away its value at all.
This is a lovely piece of furniture.
450 quid, I spoke to Peter, he said he would probably do it for 400.
It's an investment for the future.
The chest of drawers might be a good investment,
but Franksy is not prepared to gamble over half his budget on one item.
Inside, Mr Morecambe is haggling with the owner of the five-headed horse.
How much is it?
-It has got to be 180.
-Yes, I mean, that's what I paid, basically, so...
Yes, I don't think Paul is going to fall for the "That's how much I paid for it" line!
He is determined to get a bargain.
Can you do any sort of discount at all?
-I will knock 20 quid off. It's a big lump and I don't really want to take it home.
150, we've got a deal.
-Cash. All right?
That's smashing, thank you. You haven't a bag, have you?
Not for that, no.
It is quite heavy, as well.
All right, OK, I'll take it. Oh, it is heavy and all.
So, having shot the dealer's price down in flames, Paul rides away with his five-headed steed.
Elsewhere in the market, Mark thinks he's found an item that's a cut above the norm.
-What's the story on this, it is an early one, isn't it?
-Does it run?
-Yes, well, I have been told it was running.
Oh, so you're not going to give me a two-year guarantee?
The petrol smells a bit stale.
Yes, I think it might need a little bit of love. Nah, be all right.
I tell you what, this is nice and all. What's the story on that?
Apparently they were radiator caps, on the top of the radiator, for the lorries.
-Go on, then, give us a price on the pair.
-That has got to be 185.
-That's for the lawnmower, and 20 quid on that.
I'll tell you what I'm going to do, cos I know that you like these.
-Look at those. Look.
-You're salivating now, aren't you?
-What have we got here?
£160, in cash, and I will bring you back a cup of tea, with two sugars.
How did you know I wanted two sugars?
Because you're greedy. Deal?
-You're a good fella. Right.
I'll be back later.
So, for £45 less than the asking price, Mark has bagged a 1920s mower and radiator cap.
It would appear that Paul Hayes is not the only man who can be bought with a cup of tea.
-One cup of tea, with two sugars. How about that?
Thank you very much, sir.
-You're a man of your word.
-I'll see you later.
With today's contest well under way,
it's time to find out who's splashing the cash and who's sinking without a trace.
Our intrepid experts are allowed to spend up to £750 of their own money at today's antiques fair.
Paul spent £160 on two items, leaving him with £590 in his kitty.
Mark has bought seven items, and parted with £370,
which means he has still got up to £380 left to spend.
With plenty of cash left in their kitties, there is all to play for,
so the time has come for our experts to put their hands in their pockets
and part with their cash.
What about this?
This is the most exciting thing I have seen here today -
a rusty old clock.
This was originally on a building at the seaside near Clacton,
hence the rust.
It is about 50 years old.
You can change the hands with this little thing here.
And what's so interesting about this clock is, a bit like Paul Hayes,
it's got two faces!
Have you ever seen anything like it in your life?
I haven't. And the other thing that's really exciting
on this stall is this, this old bronze bell.
And I think it's time to do some haggling.
Whilst Mark's prepares for a face-off with the owner of the clock,
Paul has found a couple of items that are out of this world.
I have found two watches, and they both have a Russian interest,
but they also have a space-travel interest.
And the first one here depicts the Sputnik satellite.
That was launched in 1957, so this is a period watch.
That's £45. Sounds quite cheap, doesn't it, really?
And this one has a picture of a very famous astronaut called Yuri Gagarin,
and he was the very first man to orbit the Earth, in 1961.
I think, potentially, we have got two collectors.
Those interested in the space race, and interested in watches.
I'm going to see how much I can get these two for.
I spotted an Omega as well, which is quite a good,
so I'm going to have a word with Philip.
-Philip, how are you, all right?
-Very well, thanks.
Can you do a price on those two for me?
I like this, which is not so much run-of-the-mill,
but this is a good quality watch that you come across quite a lot.
Well, we've got 265 on that, and 90 on these two.
Well, buy the Omega and I'll put these two in,
that makes it 265 for the three.
Shall we shake on that?
SPEAKS RUSSIAN: As they say in Russia.
-Thank you very much. I have got to give you some money.
So, Paul has boldly haggled and got an out-of-this-world deal.
Three watches for the price of one.
Thank you very much.
Elsewhere in the market,
Mark has been trekking around, searching for more potentially-profitable items,
and he is hoping to use bare-faced cheek
to bag the two-faced clock and bell.
-Hello, Paula, how are you?
-All right, thank you.
I have spotted something in your van.
I'm going to do you a favour,
I'll buy it off you and get rid of that rusty clock.
Oh, is that right? That's a really good clock,
that's the best thing on the field.
That clock is so interesting.
I like the clock, how much is it?
What about that old bell?
The bell? 75.
Yeah, sounds like this lady has heard it all before,
but will Franks' cheeky haggling style pay off?
So, come on, what's the best on the pair?
Er, 250. I will do you 250.
-250 the pair?
I can't say no, can I?
Always a good deal, you know that,
-that's why you keep coming back.
-And cash, Mark, that's unusual.
There is no stopping our Battersea boy -
he bagged the clock and effectively got the bell for free.
What a result!
-I will come and pick them up later.
OK, that's wonderful.
Inside, Paul has also been splashing the cash,
and he has bought something he thinks will
turn the tide on today's contest.
Do you know what? I am so excited today, I think
I have found a wonderful painting, this really could be a show-stopper.
What we have got here is a 19th century seascape.
With me coming from Morecambe, the seaside, it fits in.
If you look carefully, this has been beautifully painted.
Can you imagine the time it has taken to do?
You have got this wonderful rustic scene along the coast here,
you've got these people winching in the boats.
It's a very pleasing picture, and I'm sure somebody would love it.
But that isn't really the reason why I bought it.
With paintings, it is all about the artist.
On the back here, there is a little label tells us all about it.
And this dates from 1968, and it says that under ultraviolet light,
the name Hardy appears, and it says here,
Thomas Bush Hardy, 1842 to 1897.
And he painted around Folkestone and all over Europe. It is dated 1875.
Now, that artist is very well-known in the watercolour world.
He painted Italy, France, the south coast,
mainly around the sea areas, but he has a huge following.
He was a serious artist, he exhibited everywhere, and his paintings,
believe it or not, can go into the thousands.
So I've paid £325 for this.
I took a gamble, but if it goes into the thousands,
I can't wait to see Mark's face, can you?
Well, I think we can all take a pretty good guess as to how Mark
will feel if Paul manages to sell the painting for big money.
With Paul having splashed out on that purchase,
it's time now to find out just how much our experts have spent.
Mark and Paul were allowed to spend up to £750
of their own money at today's antiques market.
Paul spent his entire budget on six items.
Mark, on the other hand, has bought just nine items and spent £620.
Both experts have used all of their contacts
and know-how to buy the pieces they think will make them the most money.
But before they head home,
they are keen to cast an inquisitive eye over their opponent's wares.
How much money did you have?
I spent everything.
You've spend everything? You've got two plates, an empty box, a smudge and...
-A smudge, a picture.
A picture. But you know, mate, I always have something up my sleeve.
You've got three watches, all with different times. They're nice.
-This picture is actually a watercolour. A good artist.
-Not a print, no?
Not a print, I think that's a winner.
That is a winner, I like that, that's really good. Do you want to see what I bought?
-I can see from here, look at that!
-Fancy a brew?
A yard of ale, in fact.
15 quid, Whitefriars, I think that's an absolute winner.
-You could fill that up with tea and have a party.
What about this clock here?
-A two-faced clock.
-That's really good.
I'll sell it to the Houses of Parliament.
-What is it about the saddles?
-There's 14 saddles in there.
They are all from the 1920s and 1930s.
When they have had a bit of love, and perhaps a magic wand,
-they'll be very saleable.
-Give us a hand.
-No, you're all right.
-It looks a bit heavy.
-Cheers, thanks, Paul(!)
So, after a busy buying expedition, our experts will now
have to sell their items for the biggest possible profit.
Mark's chances of victory rest on a Whitefriars yard glass,
two signs, a giant banana,
14 vintage leather bike saddles,
a 1920s Atco lawnmower and radiator cap,
a two-faced clock from Clacton-on-Sea and a bronze bell.
Paul, meanwhile, will be trying to cash in on a pair of Homemaker plates,
a brass and rosewood Buddhist sculpture,
three wristwatches and a Thomas Bush Hardy 19th-century watercolour.
So, after a real clash of the titans at the Peterborough Antiques Market,
Paul and Mark have gone their separate ways
to try and sell their items.
They will pull out all the stops to find the right buyers for their goods,
and they are working their way through their little black books, putting deals together.
But until they have shaken on it,
and money has changed hands, no deal is done.
Mark needs to get his lawnmower up and running,
so he's called in a favour from his friend Rex.
Yes, yes. Mark!
Goodness me, what have you brought me here?
Do you know, an Atco, this is a bit of quality,
for once you've brought me some good stuff here.
I tell you what, that was made by
what was the Pugh's company, Pugh.
That was made... This chap used to have this company,
in the First World War they used to make small components,
and he started making chains.
Because Atco is the Atlas Chain Company, you see?
Rex, can you get it going, yes or no?
-Well, of course, it is an Atco!
-Go and get your tools!
Now, that's not something you see very often -
Mark Franks struggling to get a word in edgeways.
Rex clearly knows his stuff and he seems
pretty confident that he can breathe new life into Mark's lawnmower.
In Morecambe, Paul has hatched a plan
to try and maximise the profits on his painting.
Do you remember this painting?
I really like this painting, actually.
It is a seascape, it is really well done,
it is a nice watercolour, very visual item. And it is of Folkestone.
I have decided to do with this is actually send it down
to Folkestone, there is a nice auction house there,
that gives it its best chance to sell. Let's see how it goes.
It might not be plain sailing, but let's hope it is not too heavy a sea.
The painting will be sold on the south coast, where it was originally painted.
He has to allow for the auctioneer's commission,
so he needs to sell it for more than £400 to make a profit.
He has also decided to take a leap of faith by entering his Buddhist statue of a five-headed horse
into one of his local auction houses in Liverpool.
There is a temple in Angkor Wat in Cambodia which has a symbol
with the five-headed horse, so, there is lots of interest, hopefully.
As we're in a big city, that is the sort of thing people will understand,
and if a few people take a fancy to this, let's see how we get on.
It could go either way.
We will see if Paul's auction strategy pays off shortly.
In the Hampshire countryside, after a lot of tinkering...
-Look at that!
BENNY HILL THEME TUNE PLAYS
Running like a dream, and it is all thanks to pal Rex.
All Mark needs to do now is sell it.
In London, Paul is hoping to sell one of the job lots
of watches he bought for £265.
He has e-mailed a picture of the watch to a dealer,
but until they have shaken hands and the dealer has handed over the cash,
the sale is far from done.
Hello. Hi, is it Jonathan?
-Yes, Paul, how are you doing?
-Pleased to meet you.
-You have seen a photograph of this already.
-But here she is, this is an absolute beauty.
Omega, are Omega watches quite good at the moment?
They are, yes, especially at the moment.
It's a little bit worn on the bracelet,
but that means it has had a good owner, I suppose.
Automatic Cosmic 2000.
It is a Swiss automatic watch. It doesn't have a battery in it.
-So, from my point of view, it is a real watch.
With a battery inside, it's...
Microchips and electronics and...
This has a heart, you know?
It was when they were making battery-powered watches,
but this is an old mechanical movement.
That's what we look for. We look for real Swiss technology.
I'm the same, things that tick rather than just a pulse.
-Do you think it was made in 2000 or do you know anything about it?
No, I know the Cosmic, and it was mainly, I think,
from my knowledge, is the case construction.
It was a very difficult watch to get into, it was highly waterproof,
-anti-magnetic, anti-shock, you know?
Probably originally sold for
-£25 to £30, in about 1972 to '75.
So, it has come up a bit.
-Is that the sort of watch you're interested in?
It's nice, it's got the box. We always check under here to see
if there's any paperwork, but this time there's not. The box is probably for ladies' watch,
the ring being small. But it's still an Omega box.
The dealer sounds interested, but can Mr Hayes seal a deal?
Now, remember, Mr Franks was planning to sell his banana
to a fruit and veg trader in Covent Garden Market in London.
But he has had a change of heart,
and he is headed to meet a hotel owner he knows in Brighton.
Remember, Mark paid £120 for the banana
and two signs at the antiques fair.
What do you say about that?!
I've had a lot of interest in it from a lot of people,
but I thought, big banana, Mark, it just seemed so right.
The decor is so smart, classy and stunning,
that this banana, I think, will fit in well.
Hang on a minute, that banana is a lot of things, but smart and classy?
Might be pushing it a bit.
Franksy, though, is undeterred.
You have got the style and the taste
to appreciate such a unique, weird and wonderful item.
And the stupidity. Um, but yeah...
What d'you mean, stupidity? I would like £200 for that.
-Would you, indeed?
I think, Mark, £200 is a little bit outside my budget, or a fair bit.
Get your hands on it first, Mark, before you say no.
-It is a whopper, isn't it? It is a whopper.
But so is £200.
Right, OK, make me an offer, Mark, come on.
130, that's the final offer.
I don't haggle, that's it, Mark.
-Will you throw in a nice cup of coffee?
Correct, he remembers! How good is that?
We've got a deal.
Incredible. The giant banana might not be smart or classy,
but Mark's selling pitch certainly was.
And £130 is a real result.
Having paid £120 for the banana and two signs,
Mr Franks is already £10 up,
so everything he makes from the other two sales will be pure profit.
It was quite a challenge to find the right man
to appreciate my large banana.
But I now think it's definitely in safe hands.
Well, I can't sit here any longer. I have more selling to do.
Come on, let's get going.
Well, credit to Mark for spotting that that banana was ripe for a profit.
In the capital, Paul is working hard
to close a sale on the first of his three watches.
What d'you expect to get for it?
I was hoping for around the 300 mark.
I was working on a third of the cost of a new one.
-Are you prepared to be disappointed or...?
-Of course I am.
It stands at £200, but a profit would be fantastic.
I think you're in for a small profit. I could go to 240.
What if I throw the box in, does that make any difference, say 250?
I can go to 250, yeah.
-Excellent, sounds like a deal to me.
-Nice to see you, Paul.
Paul has squeezed as much as possible
out of that negotiation, and he is a happy man.
He might have sealed a deal, but having paid £265 for all
three watches, Paul has still got work to do before he is in profit.
He needs to knuckle down, because Mark is in fighting mood.
Morecambe. Eric Morecambe came from Morecambe. Bring me sunshine.
Well, I've got sunshine in Brighton, I don't need to go to Morecambe.
With plates and watches and bits and bobs. Agh!
Yes, they might be friends, but something tells me
they're both desperate to win today's clash.
And Mark moves his selling up a gear by offloading
the radiator cap for £50.
Remember, he bought the radiator cap as part of a joint deal with a lawnmower for £160,
so £50 from this deal puts him well on the way to profit.
But Franksy's not done yet, and he's headed
to another contact to try and sell one of his signs.
-Hello, Kev, how's it going?
-Nice to see you. All right?
I'm all right, I've got no boots, no shoes today.
But I know you like a bit of this, what d'you reckon of that?
That is lovely. Lovely condition.
And it is a double-sider.
-Are you interested in buying it?
-In that condition, definitely, yes.
-I was looking for about 90 quid.
-I think a sign like that, about £30.
It's hard work, isn't it?
-No, I'm going to stick at 50.
I will give you £50, and I will do your red stilettos free of charge.
Keep that one quiet! Kev, you've got yourself a deal.
-Good man, thank you.
-Lovely, thank you.
I'm sure he looks lovely in his red stilettos.
-There we go, thank you very much.
-See you soon.
Don't forget your stilettos!
Having made another sale,
Franksy is looking favourite to win today's competition.
The pressure is beginning to build on Paul.
Mr Morecambe hasn't made any profit so far, but he has arranged
to meet one of his contacts to try and sell his two remaining watches.
Ah! Hello, Glenn.
Hi, Paul, how are you?
-How is the emporium? Looking good.
-Not so bad.
-A couple of watches to show you.
-Let's have a look.
This is where you do your business?
You always have something interesting, Paul.
Don't expect a Rolex or your Breitlings or that sort of thing.
This is something different.
These are Russian cosmonaut-inspired watches.
This one here, do you recognise that fella?
-Er, Yuri Gagarin, is it?
That's to commemorate the first man in space.
That one there, do you recognise it?
I don't, actually, what's that?
That's the Sputnik satellite.
-So, that actually could be a bit earlier. 1950s.
How rare are items like this?
Up until recently, they were quite rare because outside Russia
you didn't see any Russian goods, sort of thing.
In the modern world, with the internet,
and because the Iron Curtain is not there the same way,
there's more Russian merchandise around.
They were probably worth more years ago
than they are actually worth now, because there's more about.
What's the market like for space memorabilia?
Do you get lots of people coming in?
Strangely enough, we haven't had anybody this week!
-But usually, they are coming in all the time, you know!
A few people spaced out?!
So, is this the sort of thing that you would be interested in?
Yes, they are interesting, really, they are a bit different.
-They don't look to be in bad condition.
-No, they're all working.
He's managed to make the shop owner smile,
and he sounds interested, but Paul desperately needs to make a sale.
In London, Mark is trying to sell his second sign to a pub landlord.
What about two £20 notes?
I think that's still a bit much. How about I give you 20?
-And a fiver?
-Er, about 20.
Er... I'll tell you what, you've got yourself a deal.
-And a sign.
-And a sign, brilliant.
-How about that?
You're a star. Take care, cheers.
That sale has given Mark a final profit of £80 on his
job lot of three items, putting him firmly in the lead.
Despite having already secured one sale,
Paul is yet to make a profit on his three watches,
but he's working hard to seal a deal for the remaining two.
I was going to ask you a million roubles,
but I'm not sure how much it is.
But I was thinking about the £60 mark each.
I think if we call it £50 apiece, which leaves us a bit of leeway,
to obviously get them fixed, et cetera, Paul.
Right, well, I think you're in the right orbit.
It is not out of this world.
-Is that a deal?
-That's a deal.
-OK, thank you very much. M says hello.
Always a pleasure.
His jokes might not be the best - well, actually,
they are terrible - but that's a brilliant deal for Paul,
and he has made an £85 profit on his three watches.
Paul has racked up £350 worth of sales,
and banked £85 worth of profit.
Mark, on the other hand,
has sold £250 worth of goods and has £80 in his profit pot.
With everything still to play for, our experts have hit the road
in an effort to sell their remaining items.
Mark is on his way to see his pal Rex.
-How is the lawnmower?
-Coming along very well.
-Today, I have been tinkering with it.
I have given it a good polish and shine.
I have to say, it looks smashing.
I have not put a drop of paint on it,
I have kept it absolutely original, with this lovely brass work.
-And also, as you can see, look at all that writing on there.
Well, Mark might be happy with the lawnmower,
but Rex has got more good news.
He knows someone who's interested in buying it at the right price.
He bought the lawnmower along with the radiator cap for £160.
Will he be able to sell it for a profit?
It was a snip. It's a beautiful thing.
Is it something you would be interested in?
If the price was right we might have a go at it.
Go on, Nigel, make me an offer.
Well, I think £150 would be top money, wouldn't it?
I think it stands being a bit more than that.
What if I squeezed you up to £200?
HE INHALES DEEPLY
-It's only money.
170 and a tenner for luck, 180.
You've got yourself a deal. You are gent. Thank you, Nigel.
£180 for the lawnmower is a good result.
And, having sold the radiator cap for £50,
Mark bags a £70 profit on the two items.
He's on a real roll and he also seals a deal for the bell.
£70 and I'll put my hand out to shake it. Come on, that's a good price.
-Go on, then.
-Yeah, deal. Lovely.
The beers are on Richard, boys!
Mark might have sold the bell but he bought it with the two-faced clock,
so he's still got work to do before he's in profit.
70 quid, not bad. I could have stayed there all afternoon, to be fair.
But guess what? I've got work to do. Are you coming?
And speaking of work, Mark's hard at it and he's aiming to sell
his Whitefriars glass that he paid £15 for to another pub.
-Would you have any interest in buying it?
-Maybe a tenner.
-What? I was thinking like 50 quid.
Um... 15? No, 20.
30, that's the last.
30 and a pint?
Maybe. No, 30.
You've got a deal. Thank you, Kate.
-10, 20, 30. And the rest is mean.
-Is it? OK, that's perfect.
-You're an angel.
-Just going to another pub for a pint.
No, I'll have a lemonade, please. Quick as you like.
Well, that's a well-deserved drink for Franksy.
He's doubled his money and the pressure is building on Paul.
Pint of lemonade. A yard of ale.
I doubled my money. Thank you very much, I'll drink to that.
Mr Hayes, though, isn't a man to give in
when the going gets rough.
His Thomas Bush Hardy painting of the Kent coastline
is about to go under the hammer.
Paul has chosen to sell it here because he thinks
that local interest could push the price up.
Remember, he bought it for £325.
There's a 19th century watercolour of fishing boats off the Folkestone coast.
You need to start me here at three.
340. Looking for 350. 350 anywhere?
£340 is a good start, but if Paul wants to win today's competition,
he needs the bidders to push the price higher.
Found somebody. Thank you. 350.
360 anywhere. 360?
All done on 370. Going to sell it then.
354, thank you.
That isn't good news for Mr Morecambe.
After the auctioneer's fees are deducted,
he's made a loss of just over £36.
Mark is working hard to sell his items and he's brought his
rusty old two-faced clock to a salvage reclamation specialist.
-Light as a feather, Jesse.
-Mark bought the clock and the rusty old bell for £250.
He's already sold the bell for £70, so he needs to make at least
£180 from this sale in order to make a profit on the two items.
I'm going to put the ball in your court and you can make me an offer.
£200 would be a fair offer.
I think it probably cost me all of that, if not a bit more.
I was thinking more than double that. I was thinking of a nice little £500.
-I'm sure you were.
-250 a face, how about that?
You can think what you like. You're free to think what you like.
Really, you know, I think maybe
you might twist my arm a little bit and say 250.
I'll go down to 400. I'll knock 100 quid off, discount. There we are.
-No, you're not close. You're not close enough.
-350 to tempt you.
-Is that your best offer?
-That's my best offer.
I think it's time we had a deal.
Put the kettle on, will you?
Nicely done, Mr Franks. Along with the proceeds
from the sale of the bell, he's made a profit of £120 on the two.
Despite his best efforts, Mark sold the vintage bike saddles for a loss,
but the good news is he's all sold up.
His rival's only broken even on his two Ridgeway plates,
so the outcome of today's contest
now rests with Paul's statue of the five-headed horse.
This is a big moment and he's arrived in Liverpool
to see the statue being auctioned off.
There's a good turnout in the saleroom,
but Mr Morecambe is an anxious man.
I'm hoping it'll go well under the hammer.
My lot's going to come up any minute now, but I'm nervous.
But it is in the lap of the gods, literally,
so let's see how we get on.
Paul bought the statue for £150.
It's now time for the bidding to begin.
..which is a very fine bronze casting of a 19th-century Buddhist sculpture
depicting a great chariot.
It's on its original rosewood base.
It is an antique one and it's very, very fine quality,
ladies and gentlemen, so let's see what we can do with it.
I think it's a very, very nice object. 100. 110, sir.
150 now. 150 behind the wardrobe.
150, that's it.
Another one? 160, I think, is going to be bid. 160, thank you.
-160, OK. So, we're out on this one.
Well, the price is climbing,
but will it climb high enough to give Paul victory today?
We'll find out very shortly because it's now time to tot up the totals
and find out how much our experts have made.
Both Paul and Mark were allowed to spend up to £750
of their own money at the antiques fair.
Mr Franks parted with £620.
Paul, on the other hand, spent every last penny.
After a titanic tussle that's taken Mark and Paul all over the country,
we've called them together in the capital to reveal
who's going to be crowned today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-Antique fair, now, I enjoyed that.
-I had a fantastic day.
I really did. I enjoyed it.
-I bought a lot of wacky items.
And you bought a few fairly conservative items.
-How did you get on with the watches?
-The watches went well.
In fact, they were intergalactic.
I'm glad you sold them in time.
Exactly. But also, how did you get on with that lawnmower?
Yeah, I went door-to-door, cutting people's lawns and made £7.16.
I got it fixed and I sold it for a small profit.
This is going to be quite close, I think.
Are you ready? Three, two, one, let's go.
Yay! Fantastic. How did you manage that?
Skill, technique and a lot of luck.
I think a lot of that, as well.
It ain't over. There's more challenges.
-Come on, let's go.
So, it's a terrific triumph for Mark.
Even though the auctioneer waived his commission, Paul's statue still
didn't make enough money to win today's contest.
That's great. Thank you very much. £210. That's wonderful.
There's a profit there.
£210 gave Mr Hayes a £60 profit,
but it's Mark who emerged triumphant in today's clash.
I didn't want to buy china and glass and bits of boring furniture.
I wanted to buy more weird and wonderful items.
And I'm well pleased.
I saw what Mark bought. He bought a van load of very heavy stuff.
I'm surprised he's managed to sell it all.
I just wish I'd done a bit better on what I bought.
Paul might have wished he'd made a bit more,
but every penny of our experts' profits
will be going to their good causes.
Paul D'Auria Cancer Support Centre in Battersea. They need every penny they can get.
It's a really small charity and it's struggling like mad.
So, I'm well pleased.
The lifeboats, the RNLI.
They're purely a voluntary organisation
and they need as much money as they can get.
Well, Mark may have pipped his rival to the post today,
but tomorrow, both our experts will be playing away from home
as we take them across the Channel to an antiques market in Belgium.
Now, could this be the best £40 I've ever spent?
I asked the gentleman the price on an object and I didn't understand a word he said.
Have a butcher's at this.
I brought you all this way and I'm going to show you an English chest of drawers.
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