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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.
Coming up: our dealers reveal the hidden gems buried in the unlikeliest of places...
And this really is a stunning quality vase.
To find it in a car boot sale, really just unheard of.
..just how tough you need to be if you want to make a profit...
-No, 20 quid.
..and we've got the biggest deal in Put Your Money history.
You must be excited as I am to see this thing. It's really...
It's one of the finest pieces you could find.
Hold onto your hats. Our antiques sharpshooters just rode into town.
Shooting it out at Car Boot Creek to see who can make the most profit from buying and selling antiques,
it's James Lewis, Lord of the Vales of Derbyshire, the unstoppable master of the barter.
You see? I'm related.
Versus Jonty Hearnden, Oxfordshire's suavest furniture fancier.
Profit, profit, profit.
The Magnificent Two will be risking their own fistful of dollars
as they attempt to draw first in the duel for profit.
They're on the loose today at the Ford Airfield Car Boot Sale.
Their mission is to hunt down the bargain buys they can sell on for the biggest possible profit.
They've each got £250 of their own money to spend and all the profit goes to their chosen charities.
James Lewis and Jonty Hearnden, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
-I like car boots. I feel at home.
-I do. I like the rummage.
-My first ever buying and selling was at car boots.
-So what's your strategy in a market like this?
Literally just delve in and anything that's cheap. Anything. You can't be too picky.
I'm the same. Look at everything. Because this place is full of the unexpected, I suppose.
-Well, let's go for it.
-Ready for the challenge?
-I am. You?
-It's going to be a good day.
Yes. You heard the man. It's going to be a good day. Unleash the dealers!
MUSIC: "Two Tribes" BY FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
And there they go, like prize greyhounds from the traps,
leaving no stone unturned in their hunt for anything to make a profit. This is war!
# When two tribes go to war A point is all that you can score
# When two tribes go to war A point is all that you can score
# Working for the bad guys... #
In this war, knowledge and strategy will make all the difference.
At the top end, we're going to really compete quite hard,
but what I'll be able to do that Jonty will struggle with
is look at the tat as well. I'm not embarrassed about making a £5 profit from spending £1.
So while the Hit Man is tuning up his telescopic sights,
the Lion Heart is circling to make a kill. He's spied a pill pot that's marked up at £10.
-Go on, then.
-There you go.
That's my first purchase done. It's not a lot of money - £8.
But it's a little Art Nouveau pill box.
Made around 1895 to 1905. The great thing is it appeals to different types of collectors.
And for £8 that's got to be worth 30.
The Lion heart notches up his first car boot bargain. Jonty has yet to commit, but there's no shame
in holding out for the right one.
My plan for buying today is all about looking at absolutely everything.
You've got to scan with your eyes. You don't have to pick it up. You just look.
Well, get those eyes working, then, Hit Man.
-The Lion Heart is getting sidetracked by his adoring public.
But nothing will keep him from those bargains.
-Do I want a hat?
-Feel the weight of it. £2.
What do I want with it? All right.
That wicker hat is item two in the bag for James, but Jonty has entered the fray.
Is that the right way up? The right way down? Coast Guard flag.
At 15 quid, maybe I could double my money.
Jonty's in the game. For James, esteemed auctioneer and deadly serious competitor,
there's no time for larking around.
-Aargh! Where's Jonty?
-Well, OK, James might indulge in the odd distraction,
but he's always on the lookout and it's not long before he's seized upon a diver's helmet
for an incredible £2.
This little chap, again it doesn't have a great deal of age to it.
I haven't found any true antiques, but it's a bit of fun and if you're a deep sea diver
this is a novelty for your desk.
This competition is on fire.
In one corner, the Lion Heart's sweeping the sale like an antiques-buying machine.
In the other, the Hit Man picking off his targets.
James has been. I'm hot on his tail.
Never underestimate the quiet determination of the Hit Man,
but the profit-seeking missile that is James Lewis is burning a trail through the aisles.
-You could do 35 on it.
-38. I'll meet you in the middle.
-Go on, then.
-That's £38 for a vase and James is delighted.
Just look at that!
That is Regency porcelain manufacturing at its very best.
This was probably made in Spode around 1820, 1825.
These are meant to be stylised dolphins.
The person who designed this quite clearly had never seen one.
This vase... Everything about it is Regency.
Stiff leaves around the top. This wonderful almost campana-shaped body.
And a profusion of hand-painted flowers around that rim.
And this really is a stunning quality vase.
To find it in a car boot sale is really just unheard of.
It might make £60-£100.
If I can find the artist and attribute the painting to a good artist, it might make £150-£200.
A dealer with James's level of expertise is seldom wrong,
but in this case it might just be that our brave Lion Heart is in for a bit of a surprise.
We'll find out more later in the show. With the sun beating down, this sale is reaching fever pitch
and our car boot caballeros embark on a buying bonanza.
James picks up an aluminium fire bell for £12.
It'll either be a handsome profit or a total loss!
Jonty snatches up a modern mirror for £10.
It's essentially a dressing mirror, so it's been painted, distressed,
in such a way that this mirror can go on any wall that you want.
And the Lion Heart hits back with a hat trick - a tea pot stand, a gaming counter and brass stands,
-all for £25.
-There you go. Thanks. Super.
It's a hoe down out there as our bushwhacking booty lovers go head to head.
The Lion Heart has eight items, the Hit Man only two - he needs to get back in the saddle.
-How old do you think they are? 20, 30 years old?
-Oh, I think 35.
-They're really quite old.
-I'm afraid so.
-But are they reusable?
-Always look at the stitches.
-You're not going to the Grand National?
I'll send him into it, I think!
Let's make this very clear. You're throwing all of this in for £27. You'll get it all ready?
-So when I bring my horse in, in a few minutes' time...
-Yes, it's all welcome.
Something tells me that there has to be a profit in two saddles and all the paraphernalia for £27.
Our Jonty's no equestrian expert, but he's loaded with charm
and he's back on the bandwagon. Just as well because old Jimmy is hanging on to his lead.
He's bagged a couple of ceramic elephants for £3.
A purchase of desperation, really, as much as anything else.
They're not bad. Probably French, 1930s, Art Deco.
Look at those lines. Not a single curve on that elephant.
An elephant is an animal you would certainly associate with curves,
but these are in the manner of a chap called John Skeaping, an animal modeller for Wedgwood.
These are not John Skeaping. If they were, I'd be very excited,
but they're certainly worth £3.
I'll probably end up splitting these. If they were a pair, they'd face different directions,
but they face the same way. They're just the same model.
It's been a monumental morning with our car boot twosome battling it out to bag the booty.
James and Jonty each rustled up £250 of their own cash to spend.
James has gone wild and banked himself a whopping nine purchases for £90.
That leaves him with £160 still to spend.
Cautious Jonty is keeping his purse strings tight.
He's spent just £52 on three purchases,
leaving him £198 to play with.
Hold on to your hats as this epic car boot enters its second phase.
Our boys prepare to hurl themselves back into the fray, but there's always time for cheeky banter.
I think sunglasses like this would suit you.
What do you think?
Nice try, Jonty, but James has found you the perfect pair.
Ladies and gentlemen, Jonty Hearnden who missed his calling as an '80s pop star.
MUSIC: "Cars" BY GARY NUMAN
What do you think? It's a good job this show is not in black and white.
As James returns to the hunt, Jonty seems strangely reluctant to leave the glasses behind.
-How much are these silly sunglasses?
-Very reasonably priced.
-From £2. Those ones are a fiver.
He's also spotted some retro phones and he's going in for the kill.
-Let's talk business here.
-I like that push-button phone.
-20 quid's my best price.
-And those black and white glasses?
-You can have four quid for them.
-You wouldn't do 20 quid for the two?
-You're right, I wouldn't.
-No, 23 the two. Absolute bottom price.
-So three quid for the glasses?
-20 quid for the phone?
-I have a purchase and you have a sale.
-He's bought the glasses and the retro phone!
And Jonty follows up by spending another £20 on a Hornsea tea and coffee set.
The Hit Man has now racked up six items, but the Lion Heart is clinging on to the advantage.
He's just added a bona fide antique to his collection for just £25.
This little three-piece condiment set - a pepperette, salt and mustard and cover - made around 1850, 1860.
And made out of Bristol blue glass. Highly sought after. Each one of those facets is hand-cut.
There's a lot of work in there, but Bristol blue is really sought after. That's what people want.
Well, things are on the up for both our brave boys. The sun is in the sky
and everyone's going a little bit car boot crazy.
Where's Jonty when you need him? Party time!
Mm, get down!
In true party spirit, James has bagged six cocktail sticks.
I just absolutely love them. Aren't they great fun? They're modern. Hand-made, hand-spun glass.
And at £3, you can't complain, can you?
This is 19th century, made around 1870 in Stourbridge. Known as slag glass.
For £2 it really isn't expensive.
Very popular about 20 years ago and at the height of the market this was worth £30-£50.
But I have to say it's a bit more of a struggle today. I've got more confidence in these than that.
Now the Hit Man's really under the cosh. He's on six items to the Lion Heart's mighty twelve.
I'm assuming James has either bought absolutely everything or nothing at all.
-Get cracking, Jonty! He's sniffing round another potential purchase.
-How much are they?
-I was asking 35 for the three.
-What would be your best?
-30 to you. As long as you win.
Well, if you want me to win, they've got to be cheaper.
-I've been offered 25, but I'll go 30.
-I'll match the 25.
-Split it down the middle, then. 27.50.
-You've got a deal. Thank you.
-Oh! He's notched up another one!
At this rate, James will ride off into the sunset while poor old Jonty is left facing his High Noon.
But the Hit Man is not one to be written off
and, like a hawk, he swoops in on two old cabinets.
What if I was cheeky and offered you 30? Would you take them?
-Happy with 30 quid?
-It saves me fitting them in the back.
-And taking them home.
The shelves themselves have been repainted or covered in some form of melamine.
And the back has been recovered. That all needs to come off. There's a lot of restorational work.
But at £15 each for a pair of 1920s shop display cabinets,
-I think that's good value for money.
-The Hit Man fights his way back,
but the Lion Heart is not looking too worried.
Buck's fizz! That'll come in handy when I'm celebrating my victory.
-What's Jonty doing?
-He's celebrating that last purchase.
The old groove machine.
We're now onto the final push and both our outlaws are in a race for the border.
Jonty buys a cocktail shaker for £4 and a retro soda stream for £2.
A couple of quid. Can't go wrong.
James's attention has been captured by a young lady.
-How much is that?
-How much would you like to pay for it?
-I Like her face.
-But I think her arm looks like an elephant's trunk!
-Maybe there's an elephant creeping up...
-Look. Do you see what I mean?
-She has a very pretty little face,
but that is sort of...whoa!
Cunning tactics here from James to get the price down.
-I'll give you a fiver for it.
-Fine with me if you really want it.
-I'll take it. We'll give it a go.
But on closer inspection James notices a little flaw.
She's got six fingers!
Her right arm is like an elephant's trunk and her left hand has got six fingers!
But always rely on the indomitable Mr Lewis to twist a negative into a positive.
Rare. It makes this picture particularly desirable for those people interested in hands.
Quite amazing. Everyone's packing away just at the same time.
They're all leaving, so it's very difficult to find anything else, but I'm forever hopeful.
That's the spirit. The stallholders are leaving in droves, but the Hit Man keeps firing.
-Hello. How much for your hub caps? Can I have a closer look?
-They're all a bit pitted, aren't they? What sort of price are we talking about?
-They were 40.
-I'll come down to 30 now.
-Have you got a throwaway price?
-No, 20 quid.
-20 quid. Have them for 20.
-OK. Very good.
That last-minute deal leaves Jonty the proud owner of seven hub caps.
So what a great investment. Less than £3 a hub cap.
So I'm talking interior designers as possible buyers, but also there has to be dealers out there
that deal and trade in old VWs. Great investment.
With that last-minute stroke of derring-do, his buying is done.
His opponent uses his final moments to spend £3 on an item which begs the question...
Why have I bought this?
Why HAVE I bought this?
-It's not even a proper mask.
-And on that slightly perplexed note, this boot sale bonanza is over.
Time to find out who spent what.
Our boys each started the day with £250 of their own money.
James "The Lion Heart" Lewis raged through this car boot like Billy the Kid, bagging fifteen items!
Amazingly, he spent just under £156.
Jonty "The Hit Man" Hearnden was selective with his targets.
He goes home with just 10 items and managed to spend £151.
But it's all about who will make the most profit.
-What a day, eh?
-What a day! Enjoyed it?
but I have to say it was harder than I thought.
Who would have thought that I would end up with a pair of cabinets, saddles,
car hubs, cocktail shakers, a telephone... What have you got?
-My favourite thing is that.
-That looks very nice.
Love that. But then it all went a bit downhill towards the end.
But seeing your saddles... Quite good news.
-It goes rather well with something that somebody gave me.
-Look at those!
-Aren't they great?
-They're a present.
-One for you, one for me.
-Like a scene out of True Grit.
-Absolutely right. It's great here.
The Hit man and the Lion Heart must now swap cowboy hats for thinking caps
because this is where the going gets tough.
Buying the booty was just the beginning of today's bonanza. Now they must sort out the dealers
as they do battle across this great land of ours to sell their items and see who makes the most profit.
The pressure on our brave boys is phenomenal and they're feeling it.
By golly! What a load of junk did I buy!
A pair of worn-out saddles, a pair of cabinets which are more valuable inside a log basket!
There was that awful straw hat. Why I bought that I don't know.
And the copper diver's helmet? Same bag.
But these battle-hardened boys duel to the death and they've both got some big guns in their arsenal.
I did buy some hub caps. I think I might have a buyer, but everything else -
not the first clue how I'm going to sell them.
The best quality is the Spode vase. Lovely paintwork on there.
Then the Art Nouveau pill box, the gaming counters container,
there's the tea pot stand, the little brass stands. There's a really good lot there.
Roaring through Derbyshire, James's razor-sharp mind races through the rest of his items.
A fire bell, a pair of ceramic elephants, a condiment set,
six cocktail sticks, a slag glass basket,
three metal bowls, a framed picture of a lady and a wooden mask.
In Oxfordshire, the Hit Man is rifling through his contacts to sell:
a Coast Guard flag, a mirror, a trim phone, a pair of '80s sunglasses,
a Hornsea tea set, a cocktail shaker and a soda siphon.
Our titans know they must sell like their lives depend on it,
but until they've shaken on it and the money's changed hands, no deal is truly sealed.
James is off the blocks like a ball of fire. First stop, Lincolnshire to visit dealer Sadie.
There are some really interesting things at car boots.
Using his powers of persuasion and infinite knowledge,
James sells her the gaming counter for £35, the elephants for £30,
the framed picture for £28 and the wicker hat for £7,
and pockets a total profit of £80.
The Lion Heart is like a dealing machine-gun, spitting out sales.
His next stop is Leicestershire to visit Richard, a man who owns two Green Goddesses,
and he's armed with a fire bell he bought for £12.
What's the point in having two of these and not having one of those?
It fits perfectly.
-Have you got one?
-It's great, listen.
-Fabulous. BELL RINGS
-A really good sound, isn't it?
-Do you think this is 1960s?
-I think '60s, possibly '70s.
So tell me how much you love it.
-James...I really love it.
-I knew you would.
I would love to own it. I would pay, top whack, £50.
-Top whack, £50, is brilliant. Can I have a ride in this?
-Go on, then.
So the fire bell rings out a burning profit of £38.
Now then, Jonty, I'm off to extinguish any chance you have of winning this competition.
It's a jungle out there and right now the Lion Heart is king of it.
James bought a whopping 15 items, but Jonty only bought 10,
so he needs to make every sale count if he wants to win today's competition.
He's brought the cabinets he got for £30 to furniture restorer Peter.
Need a bit of work, to say the very least.
I'm asking 60 quid for the pair. So, once upon a time,
-I think they were part of a display cabinet, possibly a shop display.
-Might have been.
-Maybe a chemist's.
-Might have been.
-Small adjustable shelves.
I like the little brass handles. This dates it to turn of the century so they're about 100 years old.
-And they're rather nicely made, actually.
-Yes, nice dovetails.
-So make me a sensible offer. 60 quid.
40 is...go on, let's split the middle. Let's do 50.
-You'll do that?
-I'm... They're growing on me.
And Mr Hearnden's pretty fond of them, too, now. They earn a solid profit of £20.
But the Hit Man needs to deliver some heftier punches than that because James is surging ahead.
He sells the slag glass bucket for £25, netting him a tasty profit of £23.
And James's engraved silver-plated pill box gets snapped up for £30, making £22 in profit.
The next stop on James's selling tour de force is our capital.
He's brought his three North African copper bowls, purchased for £27.50, to interior designer Catriona.
I have to say as soon as I saw them I thought, "Interior designer." You.
Yeah, they're lovely. I'm really frightened of how much you will ask.
-A great shape, aren't they?
Go on. Let's do the thing.
And now you have to do your thing. No, they're beautiful.
They are lovely. We'll take these horrible bottles away and put these there instead.
-How much would you like for them?
-140 any good?
-I feel sick, like I'm being really mean.
-You're not. No, don't...!
I don't like haggling. I never haggle at antique fairs.
-I'll put you out of your misery. Deal.
-Oh, thank God for that!
-That's fine by me.
Catriona gets her bowls and James gets another result, netting a mighty profit of nearly £93.
The Lion Heart is prowling rings around the Hit Man, who has still only sold one item.
Now all the hopes of Hearnden rest on a trip to see shop owner Ali
and on his unique sense of style.
What better place to sell my very trendy specs than in a shop like this?
It sells retro design and, as a consequence, I've come armed with my retro tea set
and phone in the hope that I can sell the whole lot.
He's full of beans and looking hot, but can the Hit Man come back from the brink?
-So what do you think? What about you trying those on?
-I think I've got my glasses.
-OK. What do you think?
Hold on. Excuse me. ..Hey! Coolio!
Yes, watch out, people. This hipster is on fire.
-Do I look good?
-Fab! It's perfect for a shop like this.
-Surrounded by vintage clothing.
-Now what about my tea and coffee set?
-Let me take these glasses off to have a look at that!
Em, I do like it. It's probably not for the shop as I mainly focus on clothes and accessories,
but I do have a bit of a passion for everything a bit '70s myself.
-Do you? Hornsea was very popular in the '60s and '70s.
-So a lot of people
still have tea sets like this, maybe similar styles, maybe just this very design.
The markings on the underside don't say Hornsea. It says Made in England, but that's who made it.
-Here we go. My retro telephone.
-The first telephone that didn't have a bell on the inside.
-It's more of a buzzer.
This was the kind of phone that the GPO sold as a sort of stylish add-on
-to their regular collection.
-I do like the dual-tone colours.
-Yes, the sort of olive green is reminiscent of the time.
-With the browns. Autumnal colours.
-The tea and coffee set is in great condition.
-And I'm looking for 40 quid for that.
-12 quid for my sunnies and I am looking for 35 for the phone.
-That's probably a bit more than I'd think about offering.
Em, if I was to take... all three,
I think I'd probably be looking at £60 for the three, really.
OK. Could we squeeze that up a bit? 75 in total.
-OK, that sounds like a deal.
-Brilliant. Excellent. We have a deal.
And Jonty's back in the game. Three items sold in one go
ringing in a profit of £32.
Now that is coolio,
but is our hero about to ruin all his hard work?
Before I go, have you got anything really stylish that would kind of match me with James Lewis?
-OK. Let me have a think.
-Anything in mind?
Three sales, £32 profit.
James Lewis, you've got competition when it comes to fashion.
Mmm. Hot Stuff Hearnden is getting warmed up, but Lucky Lewis's winning streak could be cooling off.
He's had no joy shifting that wooden mask,
so he's given it away to a mate - our first loss of the day, of £3.
And there's more bad news. One of his six cocktail sticks has been broken since the car boot sale,
meaning he can only sell the remaining five. Nevertheless, he still gets £20 for them,
a profit of £17. Dealer Ray also buys the blue glass condiment set for £70,
netting James another profit of £45.
We've reached the halfway stage in our selling bonanza and it's proving to be a rollercoaster ride.
The Hit Man was slow to get off the ground. He's now sold four of his ten items,
but his profit stands at just £52.
James "The Lion Heart" Lewis has taken some blows,
but he just keeps picking himself up. He's dealt 11 items and his profit reflects that.
He's made nearly £315.
The Hit Man has his work cut out, but you can't keep a good man down
and Jonty feels good about his hub caps. Billy renovates camper vans.
-So I'm looking for £25 a pop. We've got seven. That's 175 quid.
-What do you think?
Em, yeah. It's a little bit steep for me.
I like a bargain. The quality is there in them being genuine.
But I definitely wouldn't be able to pay out £25 for them because we have to spend a bit on them.
-I'd probably be looking more around the £20 apiece, so 140 for the set.
-All right. 140 quid would be fine by me, Billy.
-I'm happy with that.
-You've got a deal.
The hub caps speed Jonty right back into the fast lane, delivering a huge profit just when he needs it
The going is good for the Hit Man and he's building momentum. Next, the saddles he paid £27 for.
He heads to Hampshire to meet Nick, a man he went to school with.
Now no horsing around, lads.
-Doing the daytime job.
-I'm afraid so.
-Great to see you.
-How are you doing?
-I sent you pictures of these.
-Have a jolly good look.
-They've seen some wear. Let me get another saddle to compare the size.
Is that all right? This one's a little bit bigger.
-It's quite interesting. If you stand here... Come here.
And if you squint your eyes, they look very similar in quality.
-Do you see the shine on that?
-There is a little bit of wear.
-You haven't polished them up.
-Should I have done so?
-By the sounds of it, just one might be of use to you?
-The bigger one's of more interest.
-So I'm changing my sales pitch.
-It's one big saddle and everything else is absolutely free!
-How about that?
-For the price of 100 quid.
-How about the lot for 50?
-Nick, I can't do 50.
-Go on, then.
-Yeah, let's meet in the middle.
The Hit Man sells his saddles and rides off into the sunset £48 better off.
James was looking safe, but Jonty's coming up on the inside and closing the gap.
But hold onto your hats, people, because everything could be about to change.
Buried on a stall at the car boot, the Lion Heart pinpointed a hand-painted porcelain vase.
He paid £38 for it, but his expert eye told him it might be something rather special.
So off he went and he did some homework and now his excitement is palpable.
It was good, but I didn't know the factory. Now I do.
It is one of the rarest factories existing in the UK.
A factory called Nantgarw, a factory just outside Cardiff,
established in 1813 and run by William Billingsley, the god of British porcelain.
James has travelled to Nantgarw to meet Stuart, an expert in Welsh porcelain.
This man has the power to make James's dreams come true...or will he leave his hopes shattered?
It's a beautiful object and I'm sure you must be as excited as I am to see this thing.
It is really... It is one of the finest pieces you could find.
It's a very nice item.
-You don't mind if I...
I've been waiting to do this for a while! What can I say?
-The gilding is in such lovely condition.
-The gilding is good.
-You've got some rubbing.
-It's gone from there.
There's little bits on the high points, but that's generally to be accepted.
-What's nice about it is there's no cracking.
And the glaze is as the day it was made, so it's a beautiful piece.
-And you definitely think it's Nantgarw?
-Phew! I've shown it to lots of dealers who think it's great and thought it was.
-It was the quality of the porcelain, very translucent.
-Welsh - it's the best.
-I have to say it is.
It's the finest porcelain that was produced at the time and not bettered since.
I always laugh that whenever anyone says William Billingsley, porcelain fans say, "The god of porcelain!"
But he just was a nightmare, wasn't he? As a businessman.
Everything he touched, other than his decorating, his businesses failed everywhere.
It belongs here.
This is where it was made, 200 years ago.
-On this very site.
-On this very site.
James may have paid just £38, but Stuart is using all the right words.
"One of the finest pieces", "a beautiful item", "the best".
But when it comes to the crunch, will he actually buy it? We'll find out later in the show.
Jonty's oblivious to events in South Wales. He's soldiering on
-with Lorraine, a friend who is after a new mirror.
-That's a relief!
-Yeah! And just the right colour.
-Well, the price we're looking for is 40 quid.
-Can I make you an offer?
-You may. Tempt me.
-Can I tempt you with a £30 offer?
-That's absolutely fine.
-You've got a new mirror.
And more money into Jonty's profit pot. The mirror leaves him £20 up.
James continues with his winning ways. He finds a buyer who takes the tea pot table and brass stands
off his hands, leaving him £65 in profit.
Jonty heads to a local bar to see if he can interest them in his soda siphon and cocktail shaker.
Despite the lack of natural light, our man finds some buyers and makes £24 profit.
And the Hit Man is let loose behind the bar. But he hits a snag with his final item.
I contacted the Coast Guard authority to see if they'd be interested in buying my flag.
However, they pointed out that this was probably their property
and they weren't quite sure how it ended up not being theirs.
So I'm going to do the right thing and hand it back to them.
The flag leaves Jonty with a loss, but since he's being such a good egg by returning the flag,
our gamesmasters decide to reimburse him the £15 he spent on it.
The nautical theme continues with James's last item,
but it's one purchase he was fretting about - the miniature diving helmet bought for £2.
I've come to beautiful sunny Cornwall to find Sal, who I hope will be interested in this.
He said he would meet me here somewhere. I wonder where.
MUSIC: "Jaws" THEME
-Hi! Pleased to meet you.
-Sal, I presume?
-Copper diver's helmet.
-This really is the real thing.
-Yeah, that's a Siebe Gorman six-bolt helmet.
-And that is a...?
-This is a...
-A modern copy!
Yeah. It'd be a nice ornament.
I thought it was probably 1970s, 1980s. Something like that.
-Not a patch on this.
-Not everyone can own one of those, hence why these are produced.
I'd be interested in it for my little boy's bedroom.
-What are you thinking of here?
-I was thinking about £20.
-Split the difference - 25.
-Got a deal. Brilliant. Thank you.
-Can I have a go in this?
-Just the helmet.
And another massive mark-up for the Lion Heart. £23 profit to add to his pile.
You see, Jonty Hearnden, there are no depths that I won't dive to to make a profit.
Our gallant gladiators have reached the end of the match. They've both served some aces,
but a fair few landed out of court.
They both started off with £250 of their own money.
The Hit Man picked up 10 items and after the flag money was returned, he spent a total of £136.
While the Lion Heart made 15 purchases and forked out nearly £156.
But it's all about profit from this point on.
All of the money they have made will go to a charity of their choice.
So, without further ado, it's time to find out who is today's champion.
-Good to see you.
-Now, car boots - are you a fan?
-I love them. I love them.
I did my first buying and selling at car boots. They're really exciting. You never know what's there.
That's very, very true, but I didn't spend enough money.
-I loved that little vase you bought. That ceramic vase.
-That's the thing.
-What do you mean?
-I'm confident today.
It turned out to be... I didn't know when I bought it.
I went home, looked at the internet.
A friend of mine said, "That couldn't be Welsh, could it?"
-I looked and it wasn't Swansea. It was Nantgarw.
-One of only seven known.
-Shall I put you out of your misery?
-Please. Very, very quickly.
Three, two, one.
-I'm not even looking at yours!
-Well done, you.
-Oh, Jonty, I'm sorry.
Jonty's been well and truly battered. It's an immense result for James.
He paid only £38 for the Welsh vase, so just how much money did he make?
Well, about £3,500.
3,800 and you've got a deal.
-What if we go in the middle of that?
-You've got a deal.
-The best result in Put Your Money history!
An amazing profit of £3,612.
Jonty never stood a chance.
Open every box, open every drawer because inside you might find a vase that James discovered.
In all of the car boot sales in all of the world, I was so happy to have gone to that one
and to discover that wonderfully rare bit of Welsh porcelain.
But no time to celebrate because there's another challenge coming.
Tomorrow our big hitters will be battling it out for charity at an antiques fair in Peterborough.
Subtitles by Subtext for Red Bee Media Ltd - 2012
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