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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
The show that takes the titans of the antiques trade
and pitches them against each other,
to see who can make the most money
from buying and selling.
It's amazing, truly amazing.
Get ready for a rip-roaring, rollercoaster ride.
You've got to look, look, look.
It's The Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Showdown.
The greatest challenge our experts have faced yet.
Time's running out. Shopping.
Our aspiring Spartans of the antiques trade will be tested to the absolute limit
as they are challenged to scour the length and breadth of the country, and continent,
to find antiques and collectables to sell on for profit.
James, keep off my patch.
Coming up, our experts fight tooth and nail for ultimate victory.
£105, 110, 15.
Sneaky, he's running me up.
They reveal the many different ways to agree a price.
-I'll spin you.
-If it's tails, that's 45 quid.
And show that the world of antiques gets very passionate.
It promises to be a right show-stopper today,
as our antiques experts go head-to-head for the title.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
It's the Showdown, where two of our most highly trained antique specimens
are competing for a bulging profit margin
and ultimate victory over their opponent.
Our warring warriors are two of the antiques world's most prestigious professionals.
First up, it's the king of auctions, the master of fine art, it's...
What would be your best price on this?
And bravely facing him on the battleground
is a man who has been in the trade for over 30 years.
He takes no prisoners
and he packs a punch.
The unstoppable Jonty 'The Hitman' Hearnden.
This is some prize-fighter. Does that look like me?
So, this will be a challenge unlike any other.
One that will test their knowledge, stamina and contacts books
to the absolute limit.
Time to find out what's in store.
-It's the challenge for the final Showdown.
I know we've got instructions in here, let's have a look and see what it says.
-Have you read it already?
"James and Jonty, welcome to your final and biggest challenge yet,
-Sounds ominous already, doesn't it?
"You must each buy eight items during your regular Put Your Money challenges.
"You have to buy two at each event."
"You can spend up to £1,000 of your own money.
"You can each sell up to four items whereever you want.
"The remaining items will go into auction.
"Your auction will be in Dorset, in approximately eight weeks from now,
"in direct competition with your opponent."
-My word. So, we've got dealing, as well as selling at auction?
"Choose your items wisely,
"because the winner will be the one who makes the most profit."
-So, that will be me then.
-Needs a bit of careful thought, hey?
Food for thought. See you later.
Both our antiques giants have £1,000 of their own money to spend,
including any restoration, repairs and buying fees.
It's a fierce competition, but who will make the most profit?
Our boys will be buying from their usual hunting grounds,
a UK antiques fair,
a car boot sale,
and a foreign market.
Our heavyweight hitters are ready for round one, the antiques fair.
Their battleground is the East of England Showground
which, twice a year, is home to the Peterborough Festival Of Antiques.
Literally thousands of hidden gems are sitting pretty,
ready to be snatched up by our antiques moguls,
and here, they each have to bag two bargain items.
Our magnificent masters of the market delve right in.
They need to really pull it out of the bag for their Showdown challenge
to prove that they have what it takes
to be crowned as Showdown King.
Jonty Hearnden is clearly out to destroy James Lewis.
Like a lean, mean, antiques-buying machine,
he bulldozes through the fair until he spots something that arouses curiosity.
What on Earth is this?
It looks like some kind of weighing mechanism, is that correct?
-It is, yes, it's an old set of potato scales.
You would have the bag there, you would fill it up with potatoes
and you'd have your 56lb weight here.
When it balanced out, you got your 56lb, four-stone bags of potatoes.
-So, 25 quid here?
-Go on, tempt me.
-15 quid. What about a tenner?
-Thank you very much indeed, sir.
Yes, The Hitman strikes the first blow.
He's taking no prisoners in this almighty battle
and, without giving The Lionheart a second thought,
he blazes a trail inside one of the warehouses
straight to another potential profit buster.
-Can you see on the back here, that's all hand beaten?
That's how you create that effect.
-It's obviously got a bit of age to it, so...
It's a tray that has to be 100 years old.
You've got a pricetag here of 18 quid.
-If I said £10, would that interest you?
I can't refuse at a tenner, that's absolutely fine.
-Shake on that, then.
-Great, that's lovely. Thank you very much indeed.
It's a slick transaction from Mr Hearnden.
He's taken the bull by the horns and led it straight to the bargains.
The Lionheart, well,
he's not treating this Showdown as a 100-metre sprint.
Oh, no, more like a marathon.
He's employed a completely different strategy,
prowling round the market, sniffing out his prey, biding his time
and signing autographs?
Finally, he pounces on a juicy looking item.
He thinks he's found a Ming statue and happily forks out,
wait for it, £225.
The thing that is making more money than anything else is Chinese art
and this is a wonderful early example of it.
Ming Dynasty, 1680 to 1700 in date,
a piece like this should certainly, at auction, make more than £225.
The statue has blown a gaping hole in James's budget,
but could this be the item to win him the gold?
The Lionheart coolly goes on to buy his second item of the day,
a snuffbox for £16.
It's a lovely little snuffbox, it dates from about 1850, 1860. It's French.
The majority of it is made in papier mache.
The cover is set with this little tooled gilt panel.
If it was for me, I'd be paying £30 for it.
So, hopefully, I can find somebody else who will.
The bell has rung on the first round of this epic Showdown and,
with a 300-year-old Chinese statue under his belt,
could it be James's race?
Time to see how much they've notched up so far.
Their budget was £1,000.
Jonty 'The Hitman' Hearnden has been thrifty.
He spent just £20 at the antiques market,
leaving him a whopping £980
for the rest of the Showdown battle.
James 'The Lionheart' Lewis, on the other hand,
has delved deep into his pockets,
almost a quarter of his entire budget,
which means he's got £759 left to spend,
and there's three more rounds to go.
Time for round two, the auction.
Our antiques heroes have been sent to Tring Market Auctions.
Their mission, to buy two more items for their Showdown extravaganza.
These are gargantuan auction rooms and there's not one,
but four warehouses, simultaneously selling jewellery,
furniture and miscellanea.
There's even one outside for garden furniture,
but time is of the essence.
The auctions will soon start to kick off.
James Lewis, the king of auction houses, is on his hunting ground.
He knows what scent to follow and exactly where to look.
One of the favourite tricks of dealers, in an auction room,
is to try and hide the items that they are interested in,
so that nobody else can see them.
It's just a very suspicious mound,
and if we look here,
this is a classic Persian coffee pot
from, probably, 1900 in date.
About 100 years old. It's in copper.
A coffee pot like that, it's worth £40, £45.
The Hitman is not far behind, though.
He started his career as an auction saleroom porter
and his well-trained nose leads him straight to a potential honeypot.
What we've got here is a plinth and the urn itself sits about here.
They were originally designed to be put together, but it's not particularly old.
We have a mould down the side here.
Now, if this had been 100 years of age,
you would never get that mould here.
It's estimated for under £100 in the sale. Interesting object.
Jonty cleverly identifies an object he knows will appeal to the market.
It's a master plan but,
with so much competition, can he bag it for the right price?
The auctions have begun
and The Lionheart has marked up yet another box of miscellaneous items including binoculars,
a balance and a mandolin.
Like a torpedo on target, he zooms in.
He's made it into the room, but will he win his box?
I have to start the bidding at £21,
22, 25, 28, 30, and two.
Any advance on 38? 35, 38,
40, and two, and five, and eight,
50 and two, and five, and eight.
Any advance on £55, then?
Sold then at 55, 649.
He's exhausted, but such is his steely determination to win,
he's not going to let anything slip under the hammer.
He buys the box of miscellanea for
just under £65, including fees.
And no sooner has he bagged the box,
when a potential buyer tries his luck.
-I was interested in the balance.
I don't think I'd take 20.
-That would have to be 30.
-25 would be my top.
-I think if 25 is your tops, I think I'll hang on to it.
-Good luck with that, then.
-All right. Cheers.
Well, it's always encouraging when somebody makes you an offer straight after the sale.
But, mind you, that might make 25, £30, you know.
Oh, shall I just sell it to him? I'll go and take his money.
Oh, a sudden change of heart from Mr Lewis.
-We've got a deal.
Yes, it's a blinding start for old James.
He's already made £25 back on a £65 layout
and still has ten more items in the box to sell.
Watch out, Mr Hearnden.
The pressure is on,
and our antiques giants can't help stepping on each other's toes.
So, we're outside now.
Garden items are being sold,
and I notice a certain Mr Lewis is out here as well.
Could we be in competition with one another?
This is The Lionheart's chance to scupper Jonty's best-laid plans,
but will he?
Number 408, the garden jardiniere,
£30, five I'll take on this one.
£30, 40...five, 50...five, 60...five,
70...five, 80, 80 back there,
five, 90...five, 100...five,
£100 I'm bid, £100, five I'll take. 105, 110...
You're sure? £105 then. Can I do it at £105? Are we all...
Getting good at this. £105.
110...15, no? £110 on the right.
£110, are we all done?
15, 120, £115 on the left,
120, do you like? Are you sure at £115?
I'm going to sell it, all done, £115... £115.
-20, are you coming again?
-115, then, and that's 651.
Sneaky, he's running me up.
Ooh, The Hitman was bid up by The Lionheart. What a low blow.
With fees, Jonty has spent just under £136 on the jardiniere.
Still enough to make a profit, who knows?
The Lionheart heads back inside
to bid on the box of jugs and pots found hidden under a rug.
He gets it for an absolute snip,
just under £24, including costs.
It's time for Jonty to tie down a second item.
He's in an auction room for smaller items, awaiting a silver cigarette case lot
he spotted earlier, but guess what?
He's got company.
-How's it going?
Is James going to deliver Jonty another sucker punch? Bidding him up on his item.
There you are, £50, £40, £50, now,
£50, I sell then, five, 55, £60...five, £70...five,
75, £80 bid. £80 bid...
You are out. I sell at £80, 651.
The Hitman scores and The Lionheart is not so sneaky after all.
After costs, the art-deco
silver cigarette case
cost him just over £94.
So, round two is over.
Jonty has two mighty purchases
and The Lionheart has two boxes packed with all sorts of exciting items.
Two very different tactics, but whose is the winning formula?
From the original £1,000 they started with,
Jonty has now spent just over £250,
leaving him with an ample amount for
the next two rounds.
Just under £750.
James, on the other hand,
has now spent just under £330,
leaving him just under £671
for the next two rounds
of this epic Showdown.
Time for round three.
It's the car boot.
The Ford airfield in West Sussex is full to bursting
and, as our antiques gladiators enter the fray,
they know how much pressure they're under.
Well, a hot beef roll sounds good,
but I don't think we're going to see much profit from that.
Absolutely not. Well, here we are at the car boot sale,
and we've got to find two little gems, two golden nuggets.
What will they be? Will they be furniture, a piece of jewellery, what do you think?
Second-hand clothing, children's toys.
-That's going to be more like it.
-Exactly, I think so.
Our boys each need to find two profit-busting items,
but are there any antiques to be found?
The Lionheart cut his teeth in fairs like this, making him the connoisseur of car boots,
and if anyone can root out those antiquities, he can.
-I knew you were going to say that. That will do.
What are they? Well, they're window blocks.
So, if you are a Georgian gentleman or lady in the 18th or early 19th-century
and your sash windows keep dropping,
you want something that will stop the window falling all the way down and smashing your glass.
That's what these were used for.
What a find from James Lewis, a real-life antique.
Jonty 'The Juggernaut' has finally tuned his radar to car boot frequency
and something is singing to him.
I think it's worth a little punt.
And, as a consequence, I'm just mulling this one over here.
But an old saxophone, in its original box,
has to be worth about 100 quid, doesn't it?
-To you, 50 quid.
-50 quid, will you take 40?
-Because I am just doing an absolutely speculative punt.
-Do it for me at 40, 40 quid. Come on.
-I'll spin you.
-I'll spin you.
-If it's heads...
-You'll get it for 40.
-I'll get if for 40.
If it's tails, it's 45 quid.
Tails, 45 quid.
-It's 45 quid, is it?
-Thank you very much.
-There we go.
It's a kick in the teeth for Jonty,
as his gamble goes pear-shaped
and he stumps up £45 for the saxophone,
but like a vulture of vintage,
Jonty gobbles up his other Showdown purchase, a mantle clock for £23.
With Jonty all out, James needs to chalk up his second item sharpish.
No problem for the king of the car boot.
I think it's what is called a stirrup vase.
Simply because of this design of the top there.
But what I really love about it is the quality of the engraving,
and if you look around the side, we have these Indian maharajahs
on the backs of elephants.
This is a great thing and super quality, for £8.
I'd buy it.
Yes, it's a boot sale bonanza and James has literally notched up two bona-fide antique items,
but could Jonty's saxophone be music to his ears?
Time to find out who's spent what.
From his original £1,000 budget,
Jonty has only spent just over £318...
..leaving him just under
a whopping £682 still to spend.
James has spent £372.50, leaving him
just under £628 for round four.
It's time for the last round of this epic battle.
The foreign antiques market.
And today, the boys are in gay Paris, at the market of Saint-Ouen,
where three days a week, thousands of antique shops and stalls are open for business.
Hold onto your hats, because this is our duelling duo's last opportunity
to annihilate each other in order to win the Showdown title
and the most profit for their charities.
The Hitman is a seasoned pro at foreign antiques markets.
He's been here to the Saint-Ouen market in Paris before and he knows how to work it.
Our fancier of furniture has hunted down something he knows a thing or two about.
375, come on.
-OK. Merci, madame.
Yes, he's stuck to what he knows
and the pair of chairs are in the bag for just over £345.
As always, James is taking his time.
He's padding round the Paris market like a bloodhound sniffing out a kill,
and he soon smells some giant perfume bottles.
What would be the best on those two?
Gosh, it's a lot of money, isn't it?
380. Could it be any better than that?
350 for cash? Bien?
350, deal. Thank you.
Yes, the perfume bottles
are in the old shopping trolley for just over £318,
but what on Earth is he planning to do with them?
I've got a buyer for them and I know
she's been spending an awful lot on these in the past.
£300, £400 each. So, hopefully, fingers crossed, there's a profit there.
Ah-ha! Always the businessman, he's already got a buyer in mind.
But his opponent is a far cry from James's hard-nosed dealing
because Jonty has fallen in love with a bust.
# I guess you'd say
# What can make me feel this way?
# My girl, my girl... #
I've got my girl. I think she is absolutely gorgeous, really stylish.
Wonderfully French, wonderfully exotic.
I think she's just so gorgeous.
She's terracotta, and I love her. I'd like to take her home myself.
Yes, I bet you would, you old devil.
The terracotta bust set him back
just over £227.
Jonty has spent up,
but The Lionheart is still out on the prowl,
and he's just bagged one last item.
A little Chinese carving, damaged, re-gilded
but, originally, quite an interesting thing.
25 euros, just over £20.
It might not be easy to sell,
but if I don't sell it, it at least is not a huge loss.
The carving set him back just under £23,
but will it prove its worth at auction?
That's it, round four is over, and all Showdown items have been bought.
It's been a mammoth task,
but our two antiques giants have risen to the challenge.
In Paris, Jonty stayed true to his home-grown expertise, buying chairs,
but James was led by buyers at home.
Time then for a quick look at who's spent what.
Our warring warhorses started this epic Showdown competition
with £1,000 of their own cash.
At the close of shopping,
Jonty's final bill comes in high
at just under £891.
James has been more cautious.
He's spent just over £713.
It's time for our antiques maestros to size up the enemy's goods.
-So, we've done all our buying.
-At last, my word.
All I can say, James, is you are going to smell very nice going home.
As long as they don't break.
My goodness, they are going to have to be wrapped and stored in the van, I think.
So, what was your favourite buy after buying throughout the four days?
My favourite buy would have to be the Chinese Ming Dynasty figure from the antiques fair.
-For me, I could live with that, and I love it.
But the thing that I've got most confidence in are these,
because I very rarely go anywhere knowing that I have got a buyer for something.
How about you, what was your favourite?
Lots of fun things, really.
I enjoyed buying the sax,
but whether I can sell that or not, I have no idea.
-The auction sale and all those other sales.
Now, it's time to show what they're really made of,
as our warriors turn all their attention to selling.
They've got decades of dealing experience between them
and bulging contact books to prove it.
This battle is all about profit and who makes the most.
For the winner, a lifetime of glory.
For the loser, nothing but disappointment and humiliation.
But this is no ordinary show, it's the Showdown,
and the Showdown sell-off has an added twist.
They'll have to stand by and watch as they win big, or lose absolutely everything.
They need to use every last brain cell to plan the ultimate strategy,
to ensure they put the perfect items under the hammer.
So, which of their purchases are they sending to auction?
All these individual items are worth less, or I paid less, than £50.
The highest item, the highest value item I've got, is my saxophone at £45.
My American clock was only, I think, £23, that sort of margin.
The tray, which I really like, my German tray,
which is about 100 years old, and what's this going to weigh in at it?
Well, it only cost me a tenner.
This could be a tortoise and hare situation.
So, what does our Lionheart think will be a roaring auction success?
The coffee pot. Part of a box from the auction show,
from the car boot show.
What I think is probably one of the most interesting lots I've found,
and this has turned out to be
a 19th-century Indian Buddhist begging bowl.
My little Chinese carved figure,
it will either fly, or nobody will buy it at all.
There were go.
But James knows the auction house like no other and he decides to risk everything
by putting his other Chinese statue up for auction.
He spent a lot of money on it, so could lose hundreds,
or will it see off Jonty and be the triumph of the week?
We'll find out later in the show.
Before that, our bargain bruisers have to find buyers for all their other items.
James still has to find homes for a 19th-century snuffbox,
two Georgian China window stoppers,
two giant scent bottles
and a large box of miscellanea.
And Jonty has his work cut out as well.
He's still got an Edwardian-style jardiniere,
an art-deco silver cigarette case,
a pair of yellow chairs
and the terracotta bust.
But until they've shaken on it and the money has changed hands, no deal is truly sealed.
The titans of the trade hit the phones
and it's not long before Jonty homes in,
and our heavyweight has some heavy lifting to do.
He's found a man in Hampshire who specialises in garden urns,
but will Edward fall for Jonty's £136 jardiniere?
I know it's not particularly old and you can tell that by looking at these moulded marks down the side,
where it has actually been made.
-Yeah, I can see here.
-And likewise, down on the base.
So, it's not particularly old, but it has that sort of 19th-century feel to it, doesn't it?
Yeah, 19th-century feel but, yes,
it probably is no more than ten years old, looking at the weathering. But, yeah, it's good.
So, price, 325 would be my ideal.
-325, your ideal.
That's rather more than I was hoping to pay for it,
I was nearer the kind of 230, 240.
If I come under the 300, like 280, would that be OK?
-Are we getting near on that?
We're getting nearer. If we said 275, we'd probably have a deal.
-That's fine, 275 is fine by me.
-OK. Thank you, Jonty.
One down, and Jonty pots a pretty profit of nearly £140.
Doubling your money on anything is very, very exciting,
but at that sort of price level, really good news indeed.
Not to be outdone, The Lionheart wants to put some fresh air between him and The Hitman.
He's keen to see off the £35 sash window stoppers he bought at the car boot.
He's lined up a dealer in Central London,
but Peter's got news for our King of the Jungle.
And they were purely for blocking up sash windows to let the air in, were they?
Well, I don't think that's right.
I think the more accurate description
would be furniture rests, or furniture supports.
OK. What do you think, then? Value-wise.
Something like 300, something like that, I was thinking.
-How about 350? Do you think that's...?
-I think that's fair, yes.
Yeah, in that case, we've got a deal.
All right. Thank you.
Fantastic, thank you.
What a winner! James sells the supports for ten times what he paid.
A powerful profit of £315.
Both our booty beauties are off to a flying start
and Jonty soon seals another deal.
He sells the pair of yellow armchairs to an upholsterer for £450,
a comfy profit of nearly £105.
But there's no holding James back, either.
He soon finds a buyer for his snuffbox.
She pays £36, giving him a handy profit of £20.
And James could soon be sniffing the pungent perfume of more profit.
When he bought the giant bottles in Paris for a whopping 350 euro, he had Alice in mind.
But she's the expert, so will she put James off the scent of their real value?
Alice, when you said look out for giant scent bottles,
I knew I'd see them,
but I didn't know how much they were going to cost.
-They are not cheap, are they?
-No, they're not.
They sort of range between this size, the bigger size,
and then you can get factice, because they call it factice,
which are the very small bottles you would normally have on your dressing table with the perfume in.
What's factice then?
They are a showpiece, a display bottle.
These were basically used in shops for advertising, that sort of thing?
They are, yes.
If you lost this lettering on there, although it was a pretty bottle,
it wouldn't really be what it is any more.
If I said 400 each, is that just madness?
-It is, really.
So, how about I give you 100 each for them?
That is way less than I paid.
I thought I'd start low.
Just hugely less.
How about 200 each, then? Are we about there?
Let's say 220 a bottle. 225.
In fact, let's make it round, because then...
-225 is 450 quid, isn't it?
I think, I didn't have a clue what they were worth.
-I still haven't got a clue what they're worth.
And I was just hoping that there might be a profit.
-Well, there is a profit in that.
-You've got a deal.
-You've done really well, haven't you?
-I so have.
Oh, dear, even though James wafts away with a profit
of almost £132,
it sounds like he could have pocketed a lot more.
Alice looks to be the sure-fire winner there.
The Hitman is hot on his opponent's heels.
He's off to shift the cigarette case he bought for just over £94.
I think this is a really beautiful object,
so I'm going to show it to my local jeweller friend,
who I know will be very interested in this.
So, I'm quietly confident that I might be able to make a tidy sum.
And it looks like Jonty's got another tactic.
That shirt. He's clearly trying to divert Andy's attention.
-I've brought you a very beautiful silver box.
Isn't that lovely? Engine turned. Just pre the Second World War.
-I think it's dated 1937.
-Yes, I can see a nice strong hallmark on both lid and base.
Well, I love the engine turning, it's really crisp.
The engraving is great
because anything you're going to handle, you don't want a polished surface,
otherwise your fingermarks are going to show straightaway.
I hadn't thought about that.
So, this sort of thing, table-top,
boardroom-type piece has gone out of fashion a little bit, in terms of holding cigarettes.
But what they have found is a new use.
Bridge clubs, and people who play bridge, they want something nice to bring to the table.
Imagine you've got your friends around playing bridge.
-Two decks of cards in there.
-Two decks of cards in there.
And it is in beautiful condition.
-Do you want a price?
-A beautiful piece. Yeah, go on, hit me with it.
That's not a bad price, but I do need to make a profit.
That's fine, that's the way the business works.
I would be happy...
-If you're happy with that?
-We've got a great deal.
-Thank you very much.
Yes, a very decent deal for Jonty,
he walks away more than £175 better off.
James had some luck early on with his big box of miscellanea,
when he sold the balance straightaway.
Since then, he's been working his socks off
to sell a selection of items from the box,
including the marble pen tray, the compact and the mandolin.
After the cash is counted from all the items in the box,
James waltzes off with over £165 in profit.
But now, it's sad times for Jonty.
The end of a love affair.
# Because I am your lady
# And you are my man... #
Will the beauty of Jonty's 250-year-old bust win her a new suitor in fellow dealer Tony?
-That lovely demure look that she has.
-Is it signed?
-There's a signature on the other side, on the reverse.
I've tried to have a look, but it looks Italian, the signature,
it's not a French name that we have there.
You don't have one bigger?
I wish I had. She is beautiful.
I took one look at her myself and I thought...
Oh, you'd come and rip me off. Yeah.
She's 380, that's the price I'm looking for.
And I wondered what you thought?
What's the improvement on that, what's the best?
-What's the death?
Well, not a lot.
Come on, come on, you can do better than that.
What about 350?
I think it looks really good on that fireplace,
so I'm sort of tempted to say yes.
-It's a sale?
-Can we shake hands on it?
-Oh, yeah, I think so.
Yes, Jonty dumps his lady in North London
and leaves with more than £122 profit.
So, at the halfway stage of our mammoth selling contest,
how are our warring warriors getting on?
The Hitman has sold four items
and bagged just over £542 in profit.
The Lionheart has also sold
four of his purchases,
but he's out in front,
very nearly £632 in profit.
But their wheeler-dealer ways have to end there.
Everything else must be sold at auction, a place where they have no control.
They're in the hands of the auctioneer and his customers.
So, before the grand finale gets under way, our gladiators check out the competition
and make sure their lots are looking lush.
There they are, look, the pride of the auction sale, my potato scales.
What are they going to make?
Probably nothing at all, but don't tell anybody that.
I'm not sure what Jonty paid for this,
but I think he might just have made a rather good move.
Musical instruments can do really well at auction.
If it strikes the right note with the bidders, I think there's a really good profit with it.
This is the figure James bought. What's it going to sell for?
-Well, not quite sure, but I like this one.
This is the figure that all my hopes rest on.
Ming dynasty, 16th century and rare.
I just hope the auction room come out trumps with it.
He may think it's fab,
but if no-one wants it, it could make a massive loss.
Jonty's opening item is the £10 copper tray.
So, this is the first of my very big lots.
And £20 is bid here, thank you, at £20, straight in at £20.
And five to oblige, where? £20, the maiden bid of 20,
The maiden bid it is at 20...five, 30, £30 and away then.
At £30, done, going, selling away at 30, last chance at 30...
Tripled your money.
Well, there is a minimum lot charge, but that's fine.
I've come up with a slight profit.
But every little helps.
After auction fees Jonty's profit is just over £11.
This is your beggar's bowl coming up, James.
I think I'm going to need this,
the auctioneer shouldn't be selling it.
What did you pay for it?
£8, it wasn't expensive.
-See where we go, then.
-I'm hoping it will make 30, 35.
-I think that's what it's worth.
-£20 and away for it, please.
20, ten is bid, thank you.
At £10, the maiden bid at ten, 15, 20...five, £25 I have now.
At £25, the beggar's bowl goes away at £25, 30, on the net now,
new bidder coming in.
Right at the end at £30. And it's going to be sold here at £30.
Selling, going away at 30, 30...
-That's what I thought it was worth, so..
It beggars belief you got that sort of figure!
And a similar start for James.
Once the costs are paid,
the begging bowl catches a profit of just over £13.
Jonty's American clock also finds a buyer.
Selling at 40... Thank you.
Selling at £40, he winds up nearly £8 in profit.
But James takes a blow from his copper pots.
Going away at 20, at 20...
They earn just £20 and, after costs,
he makes our first loss of the day.
He is down more than £12.
My next lot is the saxophone.
What did you pay for that?
I paid 45 quid for it, and it's a completely speculative purchase.
I think that might do quite well. I like it.
I just don't know, it's got bags of character.
-Made by somebody in Malta, isn't it?
You always say anything from Malta always does well... Oh, ten.
10, 15, 20, five, 30, at £30 I have it away.
And five, new bidder at 35, fresh blood, and 40 now on the Internet.
At £40, I have, the bid is on the Internet, £40,
and 45, 50, £50,
plenty of Internet action here today.
£50 I have now. At £50, it sells then, going away.
Selling away at 50, fair warning at 50, 60.
At £60, still going, £60 we have, 70, £70 and away.
Done, are you all sure?
This time, going away, selling at 70... Thank you.
-That's all right.
-It's a profit.
-Yeah, that's OK.
The saxophone hits the right note with someone.
A profit for Jonty to the tune of nearly £10.
Now, it's the moment that James has been nervously anticipating,
it's the Chinese wooden statue which cost him £225.
He's placed all his hopes on it, so can it do the business?
How are you feeling? What is your gut telling you?
I don't know, I really don't. I know that it should make 350 quid.
It needs to make 290 for a break-even.
I'm hoping, I'm hoping, but we'll see.
£100 bid, thank you. £100 I have now.
£100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150,
160, 170, 180, 190, 200, 220, at 220.
At £220, I have now. £220.
At £220, done?
-Selling away. At £220...
Oh, that's got to hurt.
Sold for less than he originally paid.
And add in all the fees,
it's a monumental loss for The Lionheart,
almost £50 down.
Not much love in the room for the Chinese statue, then.
Can he do any better with his next item?
Oh, it's another Chinese figure,
but it sells for £40,
making James a profit of just over £8.
Now, it's time for the final lot of the day.
The item that could make or break the whole contest.
It's Jonty's £10 potato scales.
This is a big one.
There are people poised on the telephones
for those international bids.
That's the guy from the local fruit and veg stall, he's obviously interested.
Lot number 1765 now, a set of green painted potato scales.
-Just look at them!
-It's a choice lot for someone, I'm sure.
£20 and away for the sack here. 20 away. 20, 20, tenner, then.
£10 is bid, thank you.
Don't be ridiculous!
Don't be ridiculous!
At £15 now. Internet bidding at £15.
It's going to go to Ireland at £15. Selling away at 15...
He has trapped wind.
No, that was Jonty getting excited
that his loss was only £3.67.
So, the sun is setting on our mighty Showdown
and we're heading for a photo finish.
Both our experts started the contest with £1,000 of their own money
to spend at four different antiques events.
After costs, James 'The Lionheart' Lewis spent just over £713.
Not nearly as much as Jonty 'The Hitman' Hearnden,
he spent close to £891.
All of the money that James and Jonty have made from today's challenge
will be going to a charity 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.
How are you doing?
Good to see you.
That auction, we didn't do too well between us, did we?
You did all right, actually.
Very small profit, but you a loss.
James Lewis loss, those words don't really kind of like go together, do they?
I don't like them to, really. But there were are.
-So, it's all down to our private sales.
-Shall we have a look?
-Are we ready?
Oh, that is close!
I thought you'd got that. That was so close.
So, the slimmest of victories for Mr Lewis today,
but our two experts have been building up their profit pots over a week of challenges
and it's now time to find out how much they've made in total.
So, James, this is the big one.
Now time to find out who's made the most profit,
because I think it could be me.
Do you know, I don't think it is.
0K, one, two, three.
Wow. What a sum, look at you.
Well, between us, we have raised £10,000.
It's been fun, Jonty, come on.
So, that's a mighty overall victory for The Lionheart.
Both our experts have made fantastic profits,
and all that money will be going to their chosen charities.
The charity I've chosen to give my money to is one that is very dear to me.
My daughter started her life there,
that's why I've decided to give my money to the Derby Hospital Premature Baby Unit,
and that's going to save lives.
My chosen charity is the British Dyslexia Association.
I myself am dyslexic and have children that are dyslexic
and I know sometimes how difficult it can be.
Yes, it's been a week of no-holds barred combat.
James and Jonty have both put their money where their mouths are
and proved they can make a convincing profit from antiques
when their own money is on the line.
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