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We've seen them on TV, but how will antiques experts fare when asked to make a profit with their own cash?
I bought that. Hee-hee.
The joy of car boots.
From car boot sales to auction houses,
they'll be re-creating 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 treasure hunters are the cunning Philip The Fox Serrell
and the irrepressible, Devilish David Harper.
Philip is an old hand in the world of antiques with his own saleroom in the heart of Worcestershire.
At £220. Is there any more?
On screen, he's spent years sharing his pearls of wisdom on Flog It!
There is this constant, changing flow of wonderful items. And it's just a real joy for me.
He may be the junior warrior today, but David has 20 years' antiques dealing under his belt.
We're all dealers. We're always searching for that one item, the big coup.
He's on our screens, travelling the country on Bargain Hunt.
For 45 quid, it's got to be a go.
So we have the experts. They have the knowledge, the contacts and a steely determination to win.
Now, David and Philip knew they'd be facing a special final mission.
And it's time to look at the moment they open their envelopes as we discover what that mission is.
-How are you feeling about this one then?
-Well, I hope I might be back on my own territory.
-I think it's the time to find out.
-Let's have a read, shall we?
"Philip and David, 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 one who makes the most cash."
-"This is your showdown. You can buy whatever you like,
"but you must sell your items at a special one-off event."
I think I know what you're going to be doing. "Good luck," it says here.
-All the best to you.
-See you soon.
David and Philip can buy whatever they want from wherever they want,
but they can only spend up to £1,000 of their own money.
They have been fighting it out all week trying to make the most profit at antiques fairs and auctions.
But today they're going head-to-head in a high-stakes Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is showdown.
Everybody that they try to do deals with will be aware that they're trying to raise money for charity.
And our experts will be doing everything in their power to get the best possible prices
when they buy the pieces they hope will take them to victory. Both have decided to host charity auctions.
And in Barnard Castle, Mr Harper is on his way to see a local artist.
-Andy, I need help, mate, I really do.
-Typical Teesdale scene?
What about something like these over here then? This is Upper Teesdale, classic Teesdale landscape.
-The white Raby house.
-A few sheep and a moody sky with dark cloud and the sun's coming out.
-Lady's hung her washing out. It must be Monday.
-Do you want me to make you a fine offer or a bad offer?
You're going to say something ridiculous. I can feel this hurting already. Um...
-I'd say 200.
-150 and I'll have it.
-No. No way.
-Go on then, 175. You've convinced me.
-Is that it?
David isn't afraid to splash the cash. And the painting has cost him almost a fifth of his £1,000 budget.
He continues his artistic theme with these two Barnard Castle prints that he bought for just £20.
In order to sell their items, both our experts have decided to hold charity auctions.
They know people tend to be more generous at these events.
But they've still got to buy the right items that will persuade people to dig deep.
In Worcestershire, Philip is on the prowl for profitable pieces.
He may have found just the thing.
There's not much I can afford in this garden, but this has really caught my eye.
It's a high-fired, terracotta chimney pot and would date to the late 19th century.
This will end up either in a garden, in a courtyard or on a patio
with busy Lizzie and geraniums absolutely erupting out of it.
And it's going to become a real feature. What's it worth?
Well, you know, I think these at auction could make anywhere between sort of £40 and £60.
Philip's clearly taken with the terracotta chimney pot and he snaps it up for £30.
It's just a bit heavy for me. I think I'll come back another day.
The Fox adds to his green-fingered haul with two plant pots that cost him £20.
In County Durham, David is visiting a local contact to try and find more pieces for his auction.
Now remember, I'm going to hold a country sale for country folk in the country.
And they love walking sticks. I hope they're going to love walking sticks.
We've got this one, which is a silver-mounted...
And you can see here on the stamps - London 1919, so one year after the First World War.
A lovely antler stout frame.
Probably a Teesdale deer. Shot here. Sent down to London to a posh stick maker who mounted it in silver
and a lovely ebony-coloured shaft and then sent it back to Teesdale for the very wealthy owner.
And then this one. Now it's not old, but it's fantastic quality.
I mean, look at that. It's so stoutly made. Aluminium frame with a lovely spring-loaded base, a leather seat.
Perfect for shooting, for hiking, for walking. These things are quite new but made to last for generations.
And because of that, they're always very expensive when new. About £100 you'd pay for a new baby like that.
This one's around 20 years old, so it's had a little bit of use. But that adds a bit of character to it.
Priced at £25. I know it's not an antique but that isn't everything.
We're not only driven by antiques, we're driven by profit. Off we go.
Right, Anne, I'm going for a mad, big, bulk-buying discount.
David is rising to his showdown challenge.
And armed with his devilish charm, he bags the two items for a combined sum of £45.
He also buys two 19th-century photographic prints for £30.
And he's haggling hard on a hand-carved, 19th-century Indian table.
-So 50's the best?
-It is, yes. Yeah.
-You can't do it for 40?
-It would help.
-I can do it for 45, if that's...
-OK. 45, let's have that.
That's another good buy for Mr H. And his spending spree continues
as he splashes out £176 on a silver dish,
a ceramic jug, a pair of bamboo pots, a blue glass decanter,
and a jam pan.
Mr Harper is buying like there's no tomorrow.
But Philip's not one to panic and is trying to buy a bottle of quality port for his special event.
-I mean, how much can you spend on a bottle of port?
-You could spend a lot of money.
-On one bottle?
-So what would your recommendation be?
-Probably one out of here would suit the trick.
-This is a 1977 vintage.
-And I think that would suit the job.
-And how long would that keep for?
-Well, it's ready to drink now.
-It's probably at its best about now.
-What would that normally sell at?
-I would think about sort of £70 to £80.
-If I gave you £40 for it, would you do me a favour?
-You drive a hard bargain, but of course.
So Philip struck a tasty deal on the port and he's hoping it will pour plenty of profit into his pot.
On a previous Put Your Money assignment at Newark Antiques Fair,
The Fox spotted another item that he thought would go down well with this auction crowd.
If you're going to do some writing, what better tool to use than this lovely Mont Blanc pen?
Inscribed round here in gold - "Mont Blanc Meisterstuck, number 149".
And, you know, this is an example for me of just what great value antiques are.
These pens retail at about £400.
I've just bought this one for £100.
So I'm going to put this in my gala auction. And I'm going to put an estimate on it of £200 to £300.
I think that'll do really well.
Well, time will tell if The Fox is right.
But he's added the pen to his collection. He also picks up another seven items from various dealers.
An Afghan rug.
A hallmarked silver vesta case and a money clip.
A framed print of Worcester Cathedral. An Edwardian gold brooch.
And a set of silver napkin rings. All of which set him back £330.
David and Philip are working hard to find the right pieces that they think will win them today's contest.
But just how much of their kitties have they parted with?
Both our experts had up to £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Philip has spent a sizeable £520,
leaving him £480 to play with.
His rival, on the other hand, has spent £491,
leaving him with slightly more money in his kitty.
So, both our experts have got plenty of cash left to spend.
The pressure is on to buy the most potentially profitable pieces.
And in Worcestershire, Philip is headed to his local antiques fair to try and find game-winning pieces.
This is a late 19th-century, mahogany tray.
But the thing that I love about this shell is the way they did this.
They used to heat up sand and you would lower
your slither of boxwood veneer into the sand.
And it effectively burnt the timber.
So that mark there and that mark there is a burn mark on the veneer.
And as you just lifted it out,
it just grades itself down in colour. I think that's really lovely. I'd like to buy that.
-In my eyes it's 60 quid's worth.
-You got the price from a few years ago.
The very best I can do on it is £75.
-If I pull notes out of my pocket, and offer you 70, is that any good?
-As I know you, I'll do it for 70.
-Are you sure?
-That's really kind. Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
And from delicate woodwork to something less sophisticated.
Oh. This opens up a few possibilities.
I've got a friend who plays rugby for England.
And I know some of the Worcester boys who play in the Premiership of the rugby.
And I reckon if I could buy this and get them to sign it, it'll really add to its value.
The problem is, a lot of them are off on tour shortly, so I've got to get them before they go away.
But £15 - I'd like to pay a tenner for it.
-And is that it?
He's short and sharp to the point, isn't he? £10 and that's it finished.
That's a cunning move from The Fox. Using his rugby connections to get the ball signed by a top team
should boost its profit potential.
He also picks up an auction board game for £3.
I'm pleased with that.
In County Durham, Devilish David is on the hunt for more local items for his auction.
He's visiting another antiques shop in Barnard Castle.
-What's the deal here, Joan?
-On the lamp?
-Yeah. Nice thing, isn't it?
-Yes. Yes, it is.
-And if you take the shade off... There we go.
-Oh, a nice wick there.
-You have to trim your wicks.
Everybody needs their wicks trimming.
That does the wicks, the control for the wicks.
I think it's British because it has on the little things "British made", on the turners.
-And that shade's quite old.
-That's the shade. It's an original shade. It isn't a repro.
-That's really heavy, isn't it?
So come on, Joan, what's the absolute best?
Right. Absolute best - £80.
-Yeah. And that's a really good price. That's really trying.
-It's a bonny thing, isn't it?
-Yes, it is. It is.
-And that's an original shade. It's not a repro.
-Put that down to me. I'll have that, 80.
-OK. Thank you.
Smoothly done, David. And he's not finished yet.
Now here's a bit of posh piece of kit. What do you think it is? Well, it's in the shape of an egg.
The hen on the top might indicate as to what it might be. We'll take the lid off and all will be revealed.
So inside there, four little compartments for eggs.
It's an egg warmer. I mean, how incredibly stylish and posh is that?
Silver in appearance but only silver-plated. It's not solid silver.
But fantastically made
by Mappin and Webb, very famous silversmiths.
In actual fact, formed in 1774, so it's an ancient company.
And also they are silversmiths to the Queen and Prince Philip, so what better recommendation than that?
A real funky item. A talking piece. And it would be great to use it.
Joan says I can have it for £25, which is a complete bargain, but don't tell her that, so I'll have it.
David's working hard to secure attractive pieces.
He'll also try to make a profit on an Arthur Wood vase,
a pair of brass candlesticks,
two silver trays, a bottle stand,
some Victorian fire ornaments and a set of French fashion pictures,
which cost him the combined sum of £128.
David's pleased with his progress, but never underestimate The Fox.
At the flea market in Malvern, Philip's also splashing the cash.
He spent £282 on a late-Victorian, silver lady's dressing table box,
an Edwardian book cabinet, a sherry decanter,
a piano stool, and a glass bottle.
He's also got his eye on an elegant Royal Worcester teacup and saucer.
This is a sweet little tea bowl. Porcelain in this country,
we didn't start to produce it until about 1745, 1750.
So this is right up there at the cradle of English porcelain making.
I think it's absolutely beautiful.
I'd like to own this myself. So I'm sort of falling into that same mistake again of buying what I like,
which might not necessarily be what will sell well in the auction.
But how could you fail to like that?
You've got this priced up at £110.
-Go on, what's the best?
-The very best I can do, um...is £95.
-I'll not try and beat you down as I just think it's absolutely lovely.
-It's a bargain as well.
That's a very satisfying purchase for The Fox. He heads home from the market with a car full of treasures.
Now, remember, Philip and David can buy whatever they want from wherever they want for today's challenge.
On a previous Put Your Money trip to an antiques market in France,
David spotted something that he thought would be perfect for his charity auction.
Right, now, what do you think of that? Absolute dead weight of pure bronze.
Just imagine what it would cost to produce something...
Bronze, like copper and silver in recent times, they have all been absolutely rocketing in value.
This is the baby that I could see in my auction. It's not that uncommon here in the Champagne region.
But take it to Barnard Castle and that will be a real, major eyeful.
Look at the lovely green patination, that typical bronze, greeny-blue kind of hue. Age-wise?
Probably 50 years old. But it doesn't matter. You've got the name and the brand. It looks a million dollars.
Now, price-wise, I've been trying to get a deal with Pascal all day long. He is a nightmare to deal with.
So I'm going to give him one last and final offer, which is 180 euros. Take it or leave it. That's how I feel.
Because don't forget, 180 euros is not far off £170.
A lot of money. So, here we go.
-Oh, here he comes.
Oh, ca va, Pascal?
-Oh, final offer. Mon dernier prix...
That's it. I'm going home. I'm going home to England without a bronze.
Tu es un cauchemar, toi. Non, non.
No, no, no. That's it. No more money.
No, no, no. Cent quatre-vingt.
Nicely done, David.
The devilish one stood his ground and walked away with an eye-catching bronze plaque for just under £170.
Both our experts have picked up what they hope are game-winning pieces.
But just how much of their kitties have they spent?
They were allowed to spend up to £1,000 of their own money.
Mr Serrell has parted with almost his entire budget.
His rival, on the other hand, has spent a little under £900.
So as they prepare for their all-important special events,
Philip's hopes of victory rest on a Royal Worcester teacup and saucer,
a bottle of vintage port...
a prestigious pen,
a collection of silver items,
a money clip...
a piano stool and cushion,
some garden ornaments,
a brooch and two hats,
a framed print of Worcester Cathedral
and a collection of items from the antiques fair.
His opponent will be aiming to profit from the bronze plaque,
a collection of silver and silver-plated items,
a 19th-century carved table,
an oil lamp...
some French fashion pictures,
a collection of local pieces,
a pair of brass candlesticks and some Victorian fire ornaments
and a variety of items from antique shops
that he hopes will appeal to the locals who are coming to his event.
Our battling experts, Devilish David Harper and Philip The Fox Serrell,
have been challenged to spend £1,000 of their own money on antiques
that they must sell on for a maximum profit at special one-off events.
Both our canny experts know that one of the best ways of raising big money is to hold charity auctions.
Philip is holding his auction at a local country pub.
As he's raising money for charity, they've kindly offered to provide the venue and a menu for free.
I'm really, really looking forward to tonight cos it is my environment. I've got about 60 people coming.
They'll be fed and watered. I've got about 23 lots to auction to them.
I spent nearly £1,000 and I'm hoping that I'll double my money.
The question is - have I bought things that they're going to want?
I reckon I have. I hope so.
He is confident, but he shouldn't underestimate his opponent
because Mr Harper will be hosting his event at the rather grand Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.
As David is on a money-making mission for charity,
they've kindly provided the museum for free. David will be charging his guests an entrance fee of £12.
£2 of that will be used to cover the cost of catering. The rest will buy a raffle ticket,
giving them the chance to win the silver-plated egg warmer.
Packing done, David makes his way to his very grand venue.
-This is it?
-This is it. Pretty plush, eh?
-That's not the screen?
-That's the screen.
-Oh, my goodness me!
-You're getting nervous now?
-I feel almost physically sick, to be honest.
David has practically no experience of running an auction.
And it sounds as though he's got a bad case of auction nerves.
In Worcestershire, Philip has got good news and bad news.
The good news is the rugby ball he was getting signed by his local team
has been autographed by a rather more famous side.
The bad news - well, we'll let Mr Serrell explain.
You'll remember my rugby ball which I bought for £10? Well, it's on its way back from South Africa,
having been signed by the 2009 British and Irish Lions. But it's not here yet.
So I'm selling a promise and we'll deliver it to the successful bidder. Lot number 7 - that'll do the job.
It's not the most sophisticated solution,
but getting the rugby ball signed by the Lions could be a master stroke.
We'll find out shortly what his guests make of the absent ball.
Now it's time for our suave and debonair auctioneer to head for Wardrobe and Make-up.
How's that? I know, horrible. You can only work with what the Good Lord gave you.
Having got scrubbed up, his guests have arrived and it's time to get to work.
The first item he's putting up for sale is the earthenware chimney pot that cost him £30.
-Who's got £50 to start for it?
-50, I'm bid. And 60. Are you twitching? Sorry.
70. 70 bid. At 70. Here 70. 80?
Surely? 80? At £80 only. At 80. There's the bid. At £80. 90. 100.
At £100. 110. 110. 20 now?
-120. I wasn't sure if it was an affliction or not. 130.
130. 40 now, sir?
It's only money. 140. 150.
The price is climbing.
150. 160. 170. At £170. Here's the bid at £170 only. Is there any more? 180.
180. 190. 200, Colin?
At £190. Any more at all?
At £190. 200. 200. Can I say 20?
220. 50 is it? At £220. Is there any more?
At £220. And I sell then at 220. And done, thank you. Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen.
That is a fantastic start to Philip's event.
That's a fabulous £190 profit from the sale of the earthenware chimney pot.
And there's more good news when he banks another £97 for his board game.
In County Durham, David's guests have arrived and his auction is in full swing.
30. Well done, Jane. Thank you. 35?
He's already bagged profits of £77 for his two walking sticks.
And it's sold. 62, well done.
He's hoping for more success as his four 19th-century prints come up for sale.
He needs a bid of more than £28 to make a profit.
Now these are very nice. Perfect for a bathroom or a kitchen.
Actually, I've got a bid with me at £40. So someone who can't make it has bid £40.
So I'm looking for 45 for the four French prints. 45 anywhere?
45. £50 anywhere?
£50 anywhere? £50. Thank you very much. Selling at £50 once.
Twice. And sold to George. Well done, George.
Well, David had to work hard for that sale,
but he's banked a £22 profit.
And after a flurry of sales, including the pair of candlesticks,
the local painting and a pair of Chinese bamboo brush pots, he pockets another £291 of profit.
And you, madam, have got a bargain.
So far, David's sold ten lots and made money on every one.
Will this success continue as his next item goes before the room?
Are you ready for lot number 11? The mid to late 19th-century, Far Eastern campaign table.
David paid £45 for the table.
Estimated at £60 to £90.
I've got an offer with me, a commission bid from someone who isn't here.
I'll start at the lowest estimate at £60. So 65 anywhere for the campaign table? At 65. 70. 75.
80. With me at 85. Gary, go for it. 85 with Gary.
85. 90. I'm out. 95 will get it, Gary. 95?
95. Selling it to Gary at £95.
That's a very cheap table.
Anywhere else at 97? OK, Gary, you're going to get it. Selling once at 95.
Twice at 95.
And sold. Well done. APPLAUSE
That's another £50 for David.
He might not be racking up massive profits on each lot,
but he is selling every lot for a profit. And his cash pot is filling up nicely.
In Worcestershire, Philip is going great guns. He sold a hallmarked silver vesta case, a glass bottle
and a gold brooch for a combined profit of £323. He's clearly invited buyers with plenty of cash to spend,
but will they be as keen on an item that's not even in the room?
I asked Matt Powell to get the Warriors to sign this ball for me.
He said, "I'll get it signed by the Lions in South Africa."
So it's got back as far as London, but it hasn't made Worcester yet.
But it was signed by the Lions last weekend just before they lost to those awfully sporting Springboks.
Philip paid just £10 for the rugby ball, but by using his contacts to get it signed by the Lions,
he's hoping that its value will have dramatically increased.
Bid me for that, someone. Start me off. £500?
-Did someone cough then?
It's not indigestion, is it? No.
300 I'm bid here. At 300.
320. 350. 380. 400.
-420. 450... Yes? No?
-Yes, go on.
At £450. Is there any more?
At £450. There's the bid. Any more?
At £450. And I sell then at 450 and done. Thank you very much.
What a result!
A handy contact and a bit of lateral thinking from The Fox
has given him a whopping profit of £440 for the signed rugby ball.
Although it seems the temperature in the room may be rising,
Philip's also determined to turn up the heat on his rival.
-Done. At £120, lady's bid.
-# The heat is on... #
And thank you so much. Is she with you? Just one more.
Well, grow your hair, Brenda.
# The heat is on... #
Philip is selling lots left, right and centre.
And he bags a combined profit of £640 for his next four items.
At £140. And I sell then at 140 and done.
Gentleman's bid and I sell then at 270 and done. Thank you.
At £300 and done. Thank you very much.
There's no doubt about it, Philip is on a real roll. But this contest is far from over.
In Barnard Castle, David is preparing to auction off his most expensive item.
This, I think, is a very interesting one. And I hope we've got lots of interest. I do have a bid with me.
It's the Moet and Chandon solid bronze plaque. And I can't begin to tell you how heavy this item is.
The bronze plaque cost David just under £170.
If he's going to win the contest, he needs to make a big profit.
So I'll start at 160. 170.
200. 210. 220.
Yes? 250. I'm out.
260. Well done, Clare. I'm out. 260 with Clare. 270.
300, Clare? £300 with Clare. Any more anywhere else?
We'll take 310 for the Moet, worth much more in scrap value alone.
Selling once to Clare at £300. Twice to Clare.
Clare, you have got it.
Yes. That's a heavy weight sealed for Devilish David.
£300 gives him a profit of over £130.
Both our experts have sold around half their lots,
but who's heading for victory and who needs to pull their socks up?
So far, Philip has made £2,150-worth of sales, giving him profits of £1,800.
It's a fabulous effort.
And he's out in front as his rival has made sales totalling £1,214
and banked just over £570-worth of profit.
So Philip's leading the way and with the bidders at his charity auction in generous mood,
he's determined to make more sales that are worth writing home about.
He hopes to make a profit from the Mont Blanc pen that cost him £100.
And I am bid £100 to start. At 100. 100. 100. 100.
120. 150. 180. 200.
220. 250. 280.
400. 420. 450.
At... It's only money. 480. 500 bid.
£500 - this is incredible. Philip's guests are digging deep. But how much higher will the bidding go?
580. There's the bid.
£620, lady's bid.
Any more? At £620...
650. 680. 700.
750. At 750. At £750.
Any more at all? At £750.
And I sell then at 750 and done.
£750! The Fox is on fire!
He's just banked a whopping £650-worth of profit for the pen.
But he's not done yet.
A bottle of 1970 Taylor's Port. Bid me for that. Start me off.
Philip bought the port for £40.
150 bid. You don't have to drink it tonight, Lloydy! At 150.
You should share it with a friend, really, but that might be a problem.
-Not once I've bought it!
I'll bowl 'em, you hit 'em. At 150.
At 150. 160.
160. At 160. 70. 170, lady's bid.
At 170. Yes? 180.
190. 200 is it?
At £190, lady's bid. Is there any more at all? At 190... 200. 220 now.
220. 250? 220. Here's the bid.
At £220. Is there any more? At £220. And I sell here and done then at 220. Thank you very much.
Another fabulous sale for Philip.
The port bottle has poured £180 into his profit pot.
A mahogany table adds another £20 to his kitty.
At £160. And done then at 160. Thank you.
In County Durham, David's hoping that his next lot will stir up some interest.
The photos cost Mr Harper £20.
£45. 50. 55.
We're selling at £70. Well done, you. Thank you. Number six.
Well, that was a short, sharp sale, but it's added £40 to David's total.
So far he hasn't banked any of the big profits that he needs to secure victory.
As he's a dealer and not an auctioneer, he's the underdog.
He's working hard to stay alive.
Would anybody like to have a look at the lamp? That was quite good. £50?
Stop talking and look at the Georgian-style silver salver.
You better hurry up because there's not much more to save yourself for!
And you own it. Well done.
Philip is on a profit-making mission of his own.
And he's about to sell one of the garden pots he bought for £20.
100 I'm bid. At 100 for the planter.
At £100 only. At 100. 100. 100. Where am I looking?
100. 120. 150. 180 is it? 150. Any more?
At £150. There's the bid. Any more at all? Your bid, sir.
At £150. And I sell then at 150 and done.
Nicely done, Mr S. And having already sold the first one,
he's banked £250 from both pots.
With his profits growing from every sale,
Mr Serrell is flying high.
Lot number 16 is the 18th-century Worcester tea bowl and saucer. Bid me for that. £200 to start, someone?
200 I'm bid. At 200. Who's got 10? At £200 only. At 200. At 210. 220.
230. 240. 250.
At... 260. 270.
Go on! Get your wallet out.
280 is it? Can I borrow your chair a minute? Yes? No?
-Go on then.
-280. 300 now. 300. 320, may I? 320. 350? 320 there.
At £320. Is there any more?
At £320. And I sell then at 320 and done. Biddy, thank you.
A £320 sale and the profits are rolling in to Philip's kitty.
The Fox is on fire. He quickly banks more profit for his glass decanter.
At £150. And I sell then at 150 and done. Thank you.
At £120. I sell then at £120 and done. Thank you.
His lady's dressing table box.
At £150 and done. Thank you very much.
And a print of Worcester Cathedral.
And done. Thank you, Colin.
At his event, David is also banking the profits. He sold his two pictures of Barnard Castle.
Sold. Well done to you.
His ship's decanter.
And well done, selling three times. Well done. £75.
And the silver bottle stand.
Well done. £100. Well done, George.
His items might not be selling for mega money,
but David's got plenty of them.
Every one has sold for a profit, but will that selling streak continue
as his final lot for auction goes before the room?
A pair of Victorian fire ornaments.
In order to make a profit, David has to sell this item for more than £15.
£10. Thank you. 15 anywhere?
£25 over here. Anyone else at 30? 27?
-Oh, come on! It's the final lot.
It's only 27. £30?
Are you sure? £27. Anyone else? Paul, looks like you might be... £30. Well done, Louise. 32?
Stuck with Louise at £30. Good buy. Anyone else?
32. 35, Louise?
37. 40. 42.
Are you sure?
£40 still with Louise. Anyone else? The final chance, everybody.
£2 anywhere? £42? No more?
Selling once to Louise at £40. You might get it for another two quid.
Selling twice to Louise at £40.
No more? And sold to Louise for £40. Well done.
That's 20 items and 20 profits.
It's a clean sweep for Devilish David.
But he's got one more trick up his sleeve. He's decided to raffle off his silver-plated egg warmer.
And we'll find out just how much money his raffle raises shortly.
In Worcestershire, Philip has got two items left to sell. The first is his money clip which cost him £15.
Bid me £50, someone? 50 I'm bid here by me. At 50. At £50 only. At 50. Is there any more at all?
At £50 only. 60. 60 bid. At 60. At £60.
Is there any more? At £60, here's the bid and thank you. At £60. And I sell then at 60 and done.
-Thank you very much.
A £60 sale gives Philip a £45 profit for his money clip.
And just like his rival, The Fox has one last trick up his sleeve.
He's decided to hold a party game of heads and tails
to decide who will be taking home the mahogany tray that cost him £70.
Everybody's on their feet!
You all know how this works. It's hands either on your tail or on your head. Do so now, please.
# And tails, heads and tails... #
It's a tail! All the heads down, please.
Everyone has paid to take part in the party game. And the last person left standing will be the winner.
We'll find out how much this game raises and how much David made from his raffle very shortly
because right now it's time to tot up the totals
and find out who is today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
Both gents started out with a budget of up to £1,000 of their own cash
and free rein to buy wherever and whatever they wanted.
Philip spent nearly all his budget, splashing out £980,
whereas David was a little more cautious and spent £894.
Both their profits today will be going to charity.
It's been a fiercely fought contest.
And without further delay, it's time to find out which of our battling experts has been victorious.
-David, how are you?
-Oh, I'm nervous and anxious.
This is the big one. You've got a big grin on that foxy face of yours.
Well, for me, it's been a real tough week. And you've been in your domain and now I sort of got to my jungle.
-I loved it. How did you get on?
-I loved doing the auction. Being up there, it was fantastic! I loved it!
-You're not going to do it regularly?
-Don't come to Worcester.
-It was great fun.
-The moment of truth?
-Yes, it is.
-Will I do the countdown?
Three, two, one.
-Just do that again. Is that 300...? 3,000...
-Do you want to have a look?
-David, no, don't worry, honestly.
-That is seriously crazy. How on earth did that...? Seriously?
No, seriously. It's going to be all right. Honestly, you'll be fine.
Yes, that's a storming victory for The Fox.
David's raffle netted him a very respectable £525.
And even though Philip's party game only made slightly more money,
his special event was a roaring success.
He used all of his auctioneering experience to get the best prices.
And he's more than doubled his rival's profits.
Philip may have won today's battle, but this week, Mr Harper has won all four of their previous contests.
However, the winner of this competition will be the one who's made the most money across the week.
It's time to find out if it's Philip or David that's been triumphant.
-The week's total.
-The week's total. Three, two, one.
Oh, two grand in it.
But you've done me four out of five programmes, so it's a moral draw.
I feel happy with that. I think you, genuinely, are an absolute superstar.
-Well, I tell you what I have done. I've thoroughly enjoyed the week. It's been great fun.
-I really have.
-But I think you stick to dealing and I'll stick to auctioneering.
-I am going to become an auctioneer.
It's been a fantastic week, watching our two experts battle it out around the country.
Both of them have worked hard to secure some fantastic profits, all of which will be going to charity.
My charity is the Witham Hall, which is Barnard Castle's town hall. It's a great place for young and old to meet
and have a good time. It needs lots of funds just to keep things going.
I love Worcestershire. The charity I've chosen to support is our local hospice, St Richard's Hospice.
So after a week of no-holds-barred combat, both our experts have put their money where their mouths are
and proved they've got what it takes to make profits from antiques when their own money is on the line.
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