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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,
which pitches TV's best-loved antiques experts against each other
in an all-out battle for profit.
And gives you the inside view on the secrets of the trade.
Thank you. Have a good day.
Coming up, our dealers give you the low-down
on getting the best from a car boot.
It's got its problems but with a bit of a clean-up,
and an eye for that. What's that going to cost? 50p?
John shows how closer inspection can reveal a gem.
All around here, we can see the individual chisel marks.
I think possibly 18th century or even earlier.
And how you need to be prepared to battle for the bargains dealer-style.
You can't do that! I had a verbal agreement.
Today's boot-sale bonanza
pitches two seasoned veterans of the antiques world against each other.
As John "the Hammer" Cameron,
takes on James "the Lionheart" Lewis,
to see who can make the most profit from buying and selling antiques.
The stakes in this competition couldn't be higher.
It's the unflappable South Coast Prince...
Look at that, yin and yang. Could be me and James, couldn't it?
Isn't it wonderful?
..versus the deal-doing Duke of Derbyshire.
I can't. I can't, I can't, I like it but I'm not mad enough.
Risking their reputations and their own hard-earned cash
in a battle that will test their knowledge and their contact books to the absolute limit.
-That's two put together.
-You got it.
Our duelling duo has up to £250 of their own money to spend.
Their mission, over a week of challenges, is to make the most profit,
all of which will be going to their chosen charities.
I'm off to see if I can spend my last £27.
Today's battleground is the Arundel car-boot sale in Sussex,
where thousands of professional dealers
and members of the public come to sell their wares.
In the battle for profit, there can be only one winner.
James Lewis and John Cameron,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
You're on my manor now, you know that?
I do, I do, but does that mean you've got an advantage or a disadvantage?
I don't think it's an advantage,
because a few people are going to recognise me
and may well decide to charge me a bit more
than they would the normal man in the street.
Yeah, I've got that feeling too.
They'll say, "That swine ripped me off last time."
-So have you got your money?
-I have, have you?
-And what's your strategy?
-Buy it cheap, sell it high.
How about you?
I always try to buy with people in mind,
unless I spot something of super quality, missed by the dealer.
But that's few and far between these days. Good luck.
Good luck, you. Have fun!
So, in today's Premier League clash,
the Hammer has the home advantage and our top strikers
both have a clear strategy for tackling this epic challenge.
So I am going to really try to buy with people in mind.
That end user. Try and buy things I think I can sell with a profit.
I may well spot something I didn't intend to look out for,
or don't even know anybody that might buy it.
But if it's super quality and has been missed by the dealer,
then we're going to try and snap it up.
That is if James hasn't seen it first. I need to crack on.
John will be buying to order, keeping his eyes peeled
for the items he thinks will excite his legion of contacts.
James is going for the simple approach,
by relying on one of the first rules of trading.
My strategy of buying it cheap and selling it high...
..has to have one element for it to work.
That is, find something cheap to start with.
Indeed, Mr Lewis. And to achieve the victory he craves,
James will play it safe and stick to the items
he thinks will turn the most profit.
The race is on and James is off the blocks faster than lightning.
He's spotted an intricately carved walking cane.
But will our very own antiques thoroughbred
be able to close a deal?
-What could you do that for?
-80 is the best I can do.
-Just needs a lot of work on it.
-Yeah, he's lovely, though. Needs one eye.
70 quid is the real definite. I can't do it any less than that.
70 quid, deal. Thank you very much, I'll have that.
So, James instantly gets his nose ahead in today's race,
but there's still a long way to go to reach the winner's enclosure.
He spent £70 on the came and he knows he bought well.
You know, I'm really pleased with that.
It's not in the best of conditions but my contact, the stick man,
I think he'll love that.
It's got its problems,
but with a bit of a clean-up, can find somewhere an eye for that.
I haven't got one, but what's that going to cost? 50p? £1?
I think that's worth £150 of anyone's money.
Fingers crossed. Double money time.
Yes, the Lionheart is brimming with confidence.
Let's hope the going stays good for him,
because coming up on the inside like a bolt from the blue is the Hammer.
I've just bought my first lot of the day,
this reproduction two-bottle wine cooler.
Now, the dealer was really playing a hard game there. The price was £25.
He really didn't want to budge. I got him down to 22.
That was his best offer. Eventually I cracked it for £20.
Saved myself a fiver, so I didn't really have the heart
to bid him on this lovely tin of biscuit cutters.
These are fantastic.
I know a few people, a few chefs - they're all in there -
a whole series of concentric biscuit cutters.
Aren't they wonderful? I think I can make a profit on those. Wonderful.
The Hammer strikes, and it's a mighty blow.
For £25, he's picked up a reproduction Georgian wine cooler
and a set of biscuit cutters.
This race has all the makings of a mighty tussle.
Both these brainy boys want victory
and they'll stop at nothing to get it.
The Lionheart is roaring around this boot sale.
# Keep on running
# Keep on hiding
# One fine day, I'm gonna be...
He's pounding the aisles,
and he homes in on a green painted bronze statue.
Is 30 any good on that?
35, I think is probably the minimum.
35 quid, you've got a deal. Thank you very much. Thank you.
Faster than lightning, he then scoops up
a Georgian wooden knife box for £12.
-What can you'd do it for?
-I'll do it for 12.
-That's the absolute death on it.
-All right, OK, thank you very much.
-And then a majolica tobacco pot for the tidy sum of just £4.
The man is on fire.
Eagle-eyed James is picking out potential winners left, right and centre.
But he's not the only one.
The dealing powerhouse that is his opposition
has been bowled over by a find of his own.
-Sir, this nice carved bowl here, I don't want the toys.
-What do you want for the bowl? £5.
I mean, it's not a lot of money. There we are.
You take that while I get my money out.
-There we go.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Hope you have a good day. Make sure you've got your sunblock on.
I've just bought myself an antique carved bowl.
I really was drawn to this, because I love carving.
This has been carved out of one, solid piece.
Just take a look inside at all that evidence of hand workmanship.
All around here we can see the individual chisel marks,
where somebody has painstakingly chipped the whole bowl out.
I think it's a nice thing. Possibly 18th century or even earlier.
£5. I'm really excited about this.
I think I might be able to get £200 for this, to the right dealer.
But we'll have to see. Got myself my third lot of the day.
Behold, the mighty Hammer.
Could that £5 purchase really net him the incredible mark-up he's predicting?
Only time will tell. But one thing's for sure.
the Portsmouth Prince is here to give the Duke of Derbyshire
the fight of his life.
Excuse me? You're on my manor here, mate, d'you mind?
Boy trying to make a living.
That's where you live, all your bargains you keep finding.
-How much the one at the back?
I'll give you that for it. Sold.
-I've just done it.
-You can't do that.
-I just did it!
Oooh, look at this, James and John both want the same chest of drawers.
55, done. Shaken. Shaken. Shaken!
You can't do that, I had a verbal agreement!
Talk about duelling dealers! Somebody call security!
-I've done it.
-I've got 60.
-I had a verbal agreement!
I had a verbal agreement with this lady. I did!
I said 50 quid, sold, I'll have it!
-So, what are we going to do here?
-I don't know!
Tell you what, let him have it for 60 quid.
-60 quid, it's yours.
-I bought it for 55!
55, let him have it.
Don't trust this man, ladies and gentlemen.
The big guy with the silk jacket on.
No, you see, you bought it. No, you bought it - don't back out now!
Ooh, that was quite the tussle.
After much bravado and flexing of muscles, the Lionheart wins
the Battle of the Chest, snatching it away from the Hammer for £55.
But the war still rages on and, after that argy-bargy,
John's hacking his way out of the rough
and teeing himself up for another purchase.
Excuse me? How much for the golf montage?
-£45. 45... 30 quid for it?
-I would, yeah.
-You'd take 30 quid for it?
Well, the Hammer set out to buy with potential customers in mind,
and with this, he's aiming to score a hole-in-one.
Let's hope he doesn't end up under par.
I've just bought a little golf montage.
It's a modern thing but decorative -
gives you an insight into the development of golf clubs,
how they change from the early examples, and golf balls themselves.
I paid 30 quid for it.
I know somebody organising a charity golf day.
I'm hoping they'll want to buy this as one of their lots for the auction.
It's time to get myself to the 19th hole.
Yes, Mark Twain once said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
But nothing can spoil our walk through today's competition,
as we take a look at who's top of the leaderboard,
and who's stuck in the bunker.
Our dealing duo both started their day with £250 of their own money.
So far, the Hammer has made four deals and spent a total of £60,
leaving him with £190 in his kitty.
The Lionheart has five items that set him back a total of £176,
which means there's still £74 left for him to spend.
So, at the halfway point of today's boot-buying bonanza,
the Lionheart has one more purchase than his rival
and has spent a lot more cash.
And James shows no signs of slowing down.
He's quick to spot an 18th century wash stand.
18, it's a deal.
And he's not finished there.
The Lionheart also nabs an Art Deco vase for £15.
This was made around 1780, 1790.
It's made of mahogany and is a classic English corner wash stand.
A hole here for the bowl, and here for the soap,
but, on the same stand, was this.
You couldn't really get two more contrasting objects.
This was made 150 years later.
It's French and it's classic Art Deco.
We've got a white and purple marble base,
a conical and almost a bomb-shape in silver plate,
and these are rosewood mounts here,
so the three things combine to form a really stylish Art Deco vase.
And £18 paid for the wash stand,
£15 paid for the vase.
There should be at least double your money in both.
Like the profit predator that he is, James is sticking to his strategy
of shopping for what he knows at knock-down prices.
John set out to buy specifically for customers.
But, as the day goes on, it's proving to be not quite that simple.
This is an example of what I said earlier
about trying not to buy things I like.
I'm a big fan of coloured glass.
This is a nice hand-blown piece, lots of inclusions in it,
probably continental. And the lady's got £12 written on it as a price.
It's all about maximising profit, so I'll see if I can get it cheaper.
-I love it.
-The shape of it.
-Is that your price on it? Is that the price today?
£12? OK, well, what's your best price, though?
-Erm, eight, could be eight.
-I think we can do £8.
-Can we have a shake on that? Yeah? OK, £8. Got yourself a deal.
Thank you very much. Put that there.
Calm and full of charm. John bags the rainbow glass vase for just £8.
So far, the Hammer has been spending little and often.
But he's spotted two old blue signs
that he thinks could have major profit potential.
Could I ask you about these?
Do you know anything about Strong and Co?
Not really. I thought it might be from sort of the old brewery.
A brewery! Strong and Co would be a good name for an ale, wouldn't it?
You would have a dedicated following with Strong and Co!
-Romsey's local to here, obviously. What are you asking for then?
-For both of them, I guess that is.
-That's the pair.
You can't have one without the other!
-150? What is the very best price you can do on these?
-For you, 120?
-120, that is your really best price?
-OK. Can we do a deal on that?
Wow! John's forked out almost half his entire budget on those signs,
despite getting the asking price down by 20%.
Our two mighty warriors are battling for the advantage
and wildlife lover James has spotted a piece that's calling out to him.
-I think it's bronze.
Yeah, nice one.
Look, five quid, that is one cheap bear.
He's probably made in Sweden, I should think.
He's cast in solid bronze.
He's typical of that Art Deco style bronze that were made
in the 1920s and 30s, but he's on a cheap little wooden base.
For £5, it's got to be worth 20 quid, I think. Got to be.
Once again, James is bang on strategy, buying cheap,
and there's no doubt he'll be aiming to sell high.
With his kitty dwindling and his items stacking up,
the Lionheart decides that now is the time
to take a closer look at that chest of drawers he fought so hard to buy.
Was the battle worth it, James?
Well, I've bought it now, this £55 chest of drawers.
Good things and bad things about it, really.
Good thing, original handles, the colour's good, it hasn't faded.
It's a little bit rocky but I think...
There we are, it's in the drawer, there.
So, that's all right, that's no problem.
The biggest problem is this, a great big split along the top.
I mean, really, it's seen better days but, £55,
it really isn't a lot of money.
Well, it might have a few more drawbacks than James spotted first time round,
but the Lionheart is adamant there's a profit in it.
So it seems the effort was well spent
to wrestle it from the clutches of his opponent,
who also has decided to take a sneaky peek at the piece he missed out on.
-Did he come back and get it?
-Let me have a quick look.
I'm glad I put him up another fiver anyway.
This is the piece we fought over.
Now I can have a closer look at it, it's got a hardboard back.
I'll ask him when I see him, see how honest he is,
if he wants to tell me that that's what he found.
Well, what a surprise.
The infamous chest of drawers gets a positive spin from its new owner
but a hammering from the man who just missed out.
Time will tell which of our duelling dealers made the right call.
With cash still burning a hole in his pocket, John is back on the hunt.
It's like a mould, isn't it? And what would you put in there?
I don't know, chocolate, something like that.
A chocolate mould? That's fantastic!
-It's unusual, isn't it?
I can't see me putting chocolate in there.
Melting up the kids Easter eggs - what would they think of that?
-What's it up for today?
-Well, I was asking 45.
45, that's a little bit much. Can you do any better? Can you do £30?
-Make a fiver out of it.
-OK. Can we do a deal?
-Do a deal, yes.
Well, I certainly won't get run over walking out of here carrying that, will I?
It's a spend of £35 and a seventh item for John,
and if he doesn't sell the chocolate moulds,
the junior Hammers could be embarking on the longest Easter egg hunt in history.
The end of the day is rapidly approaching
and the stall holders are taking flight from the airfield,
but the Lionheart is still on the prowl.
-How much are they?
-Would a tenner do?
-£10, we've got a deal.
Thank you very much, thank you.
That's great. That's another bit of local Derbyshire ceramics.
Found down here on the south coast.
Again, they're not marked, but look at the bases -
very biscuity coloured clay
and these are Lovatt's Langley Ware,
made in Langley Mill in Derbyshire.
Made around 1905 to 1915.
For a little pair like that, £10? They've got to be £35-£40.
I'm pleased with that.
So, the Lionheart pounces on another purchase,
backing Derbyshire potters in the hope it makes him some profit.
James is still spending but John has hammered the last of his kitty,
forking out £27 on his eighth item of the day.
Well, I managed to spend my last £27.
The gentleman wanted 35 for this. I told him 27 was all I had. He took it.
He didn't have to cart it home, and I've spent my whole £250.
Last time I saw Lewis, he had six quid left.
If he hasn't spent his six quid,
this is definitely going to ruffle the Lion's mane.
Well, with the experts' boot-sale blitz coming to an end
and the stall holders heading home in droves,
the Lionheart takes the chance to have a closer look at his final buy.
This was my last purchase of the day.
And I think it's probably the best one as well.
An ebony shaft,
it has a gold-coloured metal collar around the top.
It's just an interesting thing. It has a great feel to it.
And it's about 120, 130 years old.
And, you know, at £20, that isn't a lot of money.
There's got to be a profit in this. Has to be.
And with that last mighty roar from the Lionheart,
this boot sale is well and truly over.
It's time now to find out who spent what.
Both experts started out today with £250 of their own money to spend.
John "the Hammer" Cameron held nothing back
and spent the entire £250.
James "the Lionheart" Lewis wasn't far behind,
spending a cracking £244.
This boot-sale bonanza has been one big battle
but, before our boys hit the road,
there's time to have a quick spy of each other's wares.
-What's your favourite lot?
-Well, I ended up in the rough
when I bought these golf things. I never set out to buy those.
But the thing that I really like is my enamel sign.
Aren't they fantastic?
They're huge, but I've got two buyers in mind for those.
I don't know the company. I'm hoping it's a brewery.
-I spent 120 quid on it.
-Ooh, lot of money.
It is a lot of money but I was banking on a lot of profit.
-I've seen this chest of drawers before.
-Just, forget that.
-Do you know what?
-Do you regret buying it?
A brand new panel on the back. Is it hardwood or something?
I have to confess, when I saw them and you hadn't collected it,
I snuck over and had a look and I said, "Oh! Look what's on the back!"
-It's just shocking.
-Isn't that sad?
How can it be so fantastic at the front and so poor at the back?
All I'm going to say is, put it up against a wall
-and it doesn't matter, does it?
-Sold as seen! Yeah, I'm sure!
The two things I really like are my sticks.
And if the stick buyer doesn't want one, maybe he'll want the other.
-Or maybe the two together.
-That's wonderfully carved.
I like this one, too.
Enough about these items, let's get them packed up and get home.
Let's do that.
James and John's aim will be to secure
as much profit as possible on the items they've bought,
to donate to their charities of choice.
As well as his pair of vintage brewery signs,
John will also be selling...
a rainbow-coloured glass vase,
a Georgian style wine cooler,
this set of 1930s metal biscuit cutters,
a Victorian wooden bowl,
a glass-cased reproduction vintage golf set,
this late Victorian wooden flower barrel,
and a chocolate mould.
And along with the Georgian mahogany chest of drawers,
and his antique walking sticks, James also has to sell
this majolica tobacco jar,
an Art Deco silver plate rocket vase,
a Georgian mahogany knife box,
this bronze statue,
an 18th century wash stand,
a pair of small bottle vases
and a 1920s bronze statue of a polar bear.
The Lionheart and the Hammer must now focus
all their guile and cunning on selling their items,
as they graduate to the second phase of this epic battle.
They'll be rifling through their contact books, hitting the phones
and bashing out e-mails,
all in the hope of setting up sales and making handsome profits.
But until they've shaken on it, and the money has changed hands,
no deal is truly sealed.
I'm coming up against a barrier here.
The Hammer purchased his items with specific buyers in mind
and, not wanting to waste any time, he's spoken to his local solicitors
about whether they might be interested in his framed golf set
for their next charity golf day.
Well, here it is. What do you think of it, Jenny?
It's what we call a golfing montage. Have a look.
So, who's put this together, then?
It's a reproduction thing.
It just basically charts the development of the game of golf.
In here, we have copies of the early balls,
right up until the kind of modern balls.
So these are reproduction ones, then?
Yes, these are reproduction.
And you've got these cards, with some nice visuals on them.
-Do you think this might fit into one of your golf days?
-The next one, we've got coming up, we have a charity auction.
-That's right, yeah.
-For a local children's charity.
I am hoping for, I think it's worth about £120, something like that.
There's a lot there for that, what do you think?
Having come back from Turkey, and learnt a bit of bartering,
I'd say about a tenner!
A tenner! The Hammer's going to have to up his game here
if he wants to seal a deal.
Seriously, I know you said a tenner, but forget Turkey.
The deal's back on track.
I tell you what.
£90, and I owe you an auction, a charity auction.
What? You'll do the auction?
-I'll do the auction for you. £90 though.
-Pleasure doing business with you.
I have to say, it wasn't a pleasure doing business with you two!
I don't know what you mean!
Yes, that got the result.
The Hammer dangles the juicy carrot of his gavel-bashing services for free,
persuading his potential buyers to bite,
and earning himself a tasty £60 profit in the process.
I didn't get as much as I'd hoped,
but what did I expect from a firm of solicitors other than tough negotiating?
I paid £30 for it and just got £90.
That's 200% profit. I'm off the first tee.
But the Lionheart is not far behind.
He's on the prowl,
armed with the chest of drawers he fought so hard to wrestle
from the clutches of his opponent.
He's brought it to restorer Paul, to see if he can tempt him to buy it.
But, will that replacement hardboard back prove to be a sticking point?
What is that? Chippendale hardboard?
I don't suppose for one moment the old back's on the other side, is it?
Well, it says, "Royal Board Made In Sweden".
That rare Swedish hardboard!
I'll be honest, I didn't see it.
-You bought it and didn't notice the back?
Ooh, that's got to smart.
James must be hearing John's laughter echoing across the Dales.
and as a piece of furniture to break up,
I would happily part with 110.
-So you're interested in it then?
If you've something else to show me or want to throw in,
then we can come to something else. But that as it stands, is 110.
There is something else. Don't go anywhere. Hang on.
Well, veteran restorer Paul doesn't look like he's budging.
But, just like his south coast nemesis,
James sees the chance for a bit of added incentivising.
How about that?
That has seen better days, James.
-There's a bit missing. I don't suppose you have the lid?
I daren't ask, but I'm going to.
-Do you like it?
-Actually, it's quite sweet.
-I like it.
-It is quite sweet.
I like that more than that.
How much would it cost to put a lid on this?
I would probably do it for you for about 30 or 40 quid.
I'll take 110 quid for the chest.
If you do a lid for me for that?
Yeah, all right. OK.
-When do you want it?
There is an answer to that,
but it's not going to happen right now.
Don't push your luck, James. But that bit of a smooth negotiating
nets our man a £55 profit on the chest of drawers,
-and he gets the restoration work on the knife box thrown in for free.
If he's going to tame this lion,
John is going to have to raise his game.
But he's not sitting around fretting.
Oh, no. Our man's on the case in Portsmouth,
hoping to sail his way to another tidy profit.
Wow, this is much nicer than I was expecting.
I thought it would be lustre. This is groovy.
-Do you like it?
I am so pleased, because my main concern
was, when you saw it, you were going to say, "I hate it."
Look. It's beautifully made. A nice polished base.
I always look at the bottom of glass,
because you can see the age if it's scratched.
And I love the air bubbles.
And I've got one, 1940s looking,
It definitely is Murano. How much do you want for this?
I think this is worth £50 of anyone's money.
OK. 50? 50 is a bit high.
How do you see it?
I can't offer you 25 quid,
that's half what you want for it. That's not fair.
Would you offer me £40 for it?
I think it's worth it. I love it. It's a period piece.
William, the fact that you like it is a compliment.
His strategy of buying with specific people in mind
really is paying off,
as the Hammer bangs home a £27 profit on an £8 purchase.
The Lionheart is flying through the Derbyshire dales
like a man on a mission.
He's looking to raise the stakes with what he thinks could be his most profitable item.
I've turned down one very reasonable profit on this walking stick,
hoping for a better one.
I've come here to see Nigel Smith, who's been buying from me
for about ten years, and one thing you're about to see
is his home is his life, but also his passion.
It's Black Rod!
-Good to see you. How are you?
-Fine, thanks. Are you?
This is the one. I'll tell you what I've had done to it.
See those little eyes? When I bought this, it had one eye,
a black and white eye, and I couldn't find a match,
so I took the black and white one out and put two beads in there
and they cost nothing.
But I think... It looks almost evil, actually, with the black eyes,
but I think he looks quite striking. Have a look.
I know, it's lovely. You know, you can imagine a farmer
strolling down his fields with that. No, that's great, actually.
Glad you like it.
So what's the damage then?
How about 240?
240. Well, I do like it. I haven't got a horse's head.
What a result! The Lionheart strategy of buy low, sell high
is clearly every bit as successful as his opposition's,
as he transforms a £70 purchase into a whopping £170 profit.
-Does it give you a profit, or...
-It does give me a profit. It does.
And it's a fair one.
And James's lucrative love affair with walking sticks doesn't stop there,
as he also finds a buyer for his other walking stick,
doubling his money and making £20 profit.
The Lionheart's on a role with sales coming thick and fast.
He sells the majolica tobacco jar for a tidy £16 profit.
But his 18th century wash stand makes a disappointing loss of £8.
With the Lionheart on the rise, it's the Hammer's turn
to try to sell his most expensive items - the pair of blue pub signs.
Martin. How are you?
He's brought them along to show a mate, who also happens to be
a collector of advertising memorabilia.
Here you go. What I know about Strong and Co, since I've bought them,
they were obviously based in Romsey, started there in about 1860.
Quite a distinctive brand, bought by one of the bigger names in the end,
and I think they finally closed around the early 1980s.
-Shall we put the other one over there?
So, are you interested in them?
I am, John, but at the right price.
I really would like about 300 quid for them.
300 is too much, John. Really. I'm thinking more two.
Go on then. 225. 225.
That feels like a victory, Martin.
Kerching! That's a £105 profit for the Hammer,
and he heads home with a lighter load.
Both our experts have already banked some handsome profits.
Time now to see who's surging ahead and who needs to ramp up the race.
So far, John had sold £350 worth of car-boot booty,
netting a formidable £192 profit.
Rival James has managed to sell £420 worth of goods,
banking a profit of £253.
These two antiques heavyweights are locked in combat,
and with plenty of items still left to sell,
this battle could still go either way.
The Dealing Duke of Derbyshire
may have manoeuvred his way into the lead,
but he's not resting on his laurels.
He's taking the rocket vase he bought for £15
to a dealer contact who specialises in Art Deco pieces.
Well, Jay, that is the vase. That's the object in question.
I think it looks better than it does in its photograph. How about you?
I'm not sure. Let me look.
You think all the plate's still there?
Having not polished it, I'm not 100% sure, but it looks to be.
-It looks as though it's worn through to me.
The dealer doesn't appear to be bowled over, but the Lionheart's having none of it.
Here we go. Keep going. What do you think? What's it worth to you?
To me, and probably bearing in mind I'll probably keep it
for a bit, for myself, anyway.
I'll start you at 50 quid.
Do you know... I would stick it on my desk and put pencils in it for that.
Well, even done up and immaculate...
..I think £200, tops.
All right, so, if you're going to get £200 for it...
150, how about that?
See, we're still miles apart.
I'll go to £100.
And that is just about as far as I'm budging. I think it's a good thing.
-£120 it is, then.
-You've got a deal. Well done.
-And I think you are going to do very well with that.
It's a nice piece. It's a nice piece.
Now you say it's a nice piece! Now you own it.
After the deal, I can say, yeah, I don't think the plate's worn at all!
Honestly, the wily ways these dealers negotiate.
The Lionheart's refusal of Jay's low opening offer,
and his steely determination,
earn him a profit of £105. And he can't resist a bit of a gloat.
Do you want me to tell you what I paid for it?
-Go on, then.
I should have haggled harder.
-Go on, then. What are you going to charge for it?
I knew you would. Oh, well done.
Oh, right back at you, Mr Lewis.
Could it be this time round you bought cheap
but you didn't sell high enough?
The Hammer is hoping that his love of food and drink
might lead him to feast on another tasty profit.
He's taking three of his items to his local pub.
-Long time no see.
-You all right?
-Yeah, good thank you. You?
Darling, first of all, with these, what do you think of those?
As you know, we make quite a few things in the pub ourselves.
-A full set as well, John.
I'd certainly say they've got age. I would have put them in the 30s
-or something like that.
-You like those?
Yeah, I do like those, John.
OK. That's the first item. Put that there.
Second one, this, I thought, was a bit of fun.
I had a bit of negotiating to do with that.
It's a chocolate mould. Have a look at that. Opens up like that.
It's a bit rusty, John, isn't it? Could do with a Brillo pad on it.
Can you do anything with it?
I think one of the girls in the kitchen should be able to
-bring that up to speed.
-I thought that was quite nice.
You can make some decorative Easter eggs.
Last but not least is this big item here.
It's this flower tub, which...
have a look at that.
What age do you reckon that is, John?
It's hand-made, you can see that. There's no ply in it as well.
I'd say it's late last century, or very early in the 20th century.
-Is it interior or exterior, do we reckon?
-Well, it's been waxed.
-I think you'd keep that on the inside.
-On the inside.
It obviously hasn't got its top but I think it would make a great stick stand.
It's got a nice rustic charm about it, yeah?
It would fit in the pub well, aged - like most of the customers.
I'm glad YOU said that!
Anyway, interested in the items?
-Yes, John. Especially these biscuit cutters.
-You like those?
All right, well, I want to sell the three items together.
I'm looking for about £160 for them.
I reckon... 160?
-What about if I gave you £130 for the lot?
£130, I want to do a bit better than that. 160...
Would you do 150?
142 and a half?
145, come on.
-Good man. Have you got the money?
-I've got the cash. 140 for cash?
145. I'll let you owe me a fiver.
-OK, I'll buy you a drink.
Three items sold for £145.
John doubles his money with the £78 profit.
And the Hammer doesn't stop there.
He sells his Victorian wooden bowl to a private buyer
and makes a whopping great profit of £160.
With time running out and four items left to sell,
the Lionheart decides to try and clear them all in one go.
It's a few minutes to go before the start of the auction.
I've brought for things along from the car boot sale.
Remember that mahogany box without a lid?
That's now here with a lid.
Also the polar bear on the wooden plinth, that's here.
The figure bronze, allegorical of summer holding the wheat sheaves, that's here,
and the Lovatt's Langley Ware vases.
Four lots, fingers crossed, here we go.
First up, the patinated bronze polar bear, bought for £5.
25, am I bid 25?
Selling to the room at £25.
All finished and away then at £25.
-Well, below estimate.
But £25, it's a £20 profit.
Minus auction fees of course, Mr Lewis,
giving a final profit of nearly £12.
Now to the antique, this is a lovely piece.
What are we going to say, £100?
Next up is the allegorical bronze statue.
£60, it's time to go please, at 60. All done?
Don't complain, it's still a profit of just over £10.
Followed by another, with the sale of the Lovatt's Langley Ware vases.
Away then at £27.
That's fine, paid 10. 27 - more than doubled my money. Pleased with that.
The first three items have all shown a profit
and now it's on to the final one, the George III mahogany knife box.
£65 and sold.
£65, that's a good result. I'm not complaining at that.
I paid 12, got the restoration as part of the deal with the chest,
so that's a handsome profit.
-I'm pleased with that.
-And so you should be, James.
After auction fees, the Lionheart makes a total profit
of over £67 on his four items.
With James all sold up, the pressure is on the Hammer.
He's going to need to make a serious profit on his final item,
the wine cooler he bought for £20,
if he wants to be in with a hope of winning today's battle.
Hoping that he might be toasting victory afterwards, the Hammer
has invited his friend Mac to his office to take a look.
You asked me to look out for a nice wine bucket or cellaret, Mac,
for you and Jane, and this is what I've come up with. What do you think?
Yeah. It's all right, it looks a bit Art Deco-ish to me.
I know how you like red, and Jane likes sparkly white
-so we've got one each there.
-Do you like it?
We'll find out shortly if John's purchase suits Mac's taste
but first it's time to tot up the totals
and reveal who has made the most cash.
The Lionheart and the Hammer both had £250 of their own money
to spend at the car boot sale.
John didn't leave a penny to spare, spending the full £250.
James wasn't far behind, parting with an impressive £244.
All the money that James and John have made today
will be going to the charities of their choice so, without further ado,
it's time to find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-If it's not my old mucker, James Lewis.
-Mr Cameron, how are you?
So how did you get on at the car boot down my neck of the woods?
You tell me. I'm not letting out any secrets.
I didn't do too badly with things.
I did manage for once to spend as much money.
I spent all of my £250.
-Put me out of my misery.
-Come on then. After three.
1, 2, 3... Ohhhhh!
I've restored some credibility!
Well done, you!
I was about to ask you what the house prices in Derbyshire were like.
I thought, I can't go back to Portsmouth after this!
Well done. Come on, you owe me a beer.
So the Hammer takes the winner's podium by the slimmest of margins
and it all came down to the wine cooler.
Seriously, I can see you two on your deck chairs in the garden,
bottle of red, bottle of white, you'll be away.
-Yeah? Cheers, mate.
That netted John a £30 profit and is the icing on the cake for the Hammer
as he snatches victory from the Lionheart by almost £35.
Ooh! John Cameron beat me just, what a swine!
But, hey, win some, lose some.
-Well done him.
-To beat James at the car boot sale is a consolation.
I've won at least one of our challenges, and so to the next one.
Well, James might be second best today but he has the chance to gain revenge tomorrow
when he and John will be going into battle at an antiques market.
If I don't slow down and have a real good look,
I may miss something tucked away behind the Victorian pottery.
You may well be thinking why on earth has he bought this?
Well, that makes two of us.
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