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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.
That's amazing. Truly amazing.
Today antiques power-house James Lewis takes on super-smoothy Jonty Hearnden,
in an all-out battle for profit.
Coming up, our experts push their luck with every deal...
So what price is this? 60 quid.
I think you'll add another 100 and then we get there.
They demonstrate the coolness under fire you need to be a dealer...
If you don't buy it now, that queue behind you'll buy it.
See, I'm so confident there isn't one, I'm not even looking!
..and show there's always more than one way to reach a deal.
-This is where turn them that way round...
-In for a duel?
James and Jonty stand by, to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Settle in and watch the cream of the crop rise to the top,
as the daredevil dealer from Derbyshire...
..takes on the strongest ox in Oxfordshire...
It's going to be a roller coaster ride
of dealer daring do, as our duelling dealers
duck and dive in desperation to destroy each other,
by making a profit from buying and selling antiques.
In one corner the Lionheart, our dealing juggernaut.
No point in bringing it if you're not going to spend it.
In the other the Hitman, renowned for his laserbeam focus.
I am going to go round like a preying eagle.
Our boys are at the East of England Showground, home to
the Peterborough Festival Of Antiques and they're on a mission
to unearth hidden gems they can sell for a rip-roaring profit.
They've got a budget of £750 to spend,
and all their profit goes to their chosen charities.
Ladies and gentlemen, strap yourselves in,
as we release the dealers!
-James, good to see you.
-How are you?
-Isn't it lovely here in Peterborough?
So, £750 for the antiques fair. What are you going to spend it on?
You know I like furniture, I will buy anything,
I promise you, anything, that will turn me a profit.
What about you?
I am going to stick to my preferred bronzes, treen,
maybe even a bit of furniture.
-Really? Race you to it! Battle's on.
And there they go like two exuberant schoolboys on sports day.
James Lewis, a dealing powerhouse, just bursting with energy
and enthusiasm, and Jonty Hearnden, master tactician,
his razor-sharp mind racing through strategies.
James likes furniture, does he?
Well, that's my territory,
but little does he know that I like bronzes and treen as well.
So both our warring warriors fancy plundering each other's territory.
What a battle of guile and cunning this looks set to be.
But, while Jonty pins down a winning plan,
James homes in on a Tunbridge box and a carved cork ornament.
Give you 100 quid for the two.
How about 105?
How about 115 for the two and that's a bargain!
-110 and you've got yourself a deal.
-Give me your money.
When it was made this was a tourist object,
probably made in Singapore or China, but carved out of cork,
and the work that has gone into that is incredible.
This object, far more quality, and a traditional antique.
A Tunbridge Ware workbox made around 1860, 1870,
wonderful inlay, and this is known as the tumbling block pattern.
Yes, bit of a condition problem, but by the time we've spent
somewhere between £50 and £100 on restoration,
hopefully, there might still be £100 profit in it for me.
Yes, that's a mighty opening salvo from the Lionheart.
His keen eye and bulging pocket have bagged him
two potentially profit-busting deals,
leaving dear old Jonty floundering on the start line.
Sometimes you might go for a good half an hour
without spotting a thing, but, all of a sudden, voom, there you are,
the little gem is sitting there, waiting for you.
But I haven't spotted it yet.
Jonty, don't lose hope!
You've got to stay strong!
You've got to pick yourself up! And get out there!
Because the right one, it could be just around the corner.
# Been around the world and I, I, I, I can't find my baby. #
The Hitman won't rest in his quest to find the jewel in Peterborough's crown.
James isn't precious.
He looks like he'll buy any old piece of wood as long as the price is right.
-What's it for measuring?
-It's for measuring spirits or beers.
The depth in something?
They used to go round breweries, check barrels and things.
I don't want it, I have no idea who to sell it to,
-I'll give you a tenner for it.
-Split the difference, 15 quid.
That's as far as I am going.
All right, I really wouldn't know what to do with it.
20 quid. Do you know anyone who'd want that?
-It's a quirky thing.
-15 quid, for a laugh.
-18 and we've got a deal.
-I'm not quibbling over three quid.
-I am bonkers. I am completely insane.
-Are you taking it with you?
Curiosity got the better of the Lionheart.
He pays £18 for the stick, but isn't entirely sure what it is,
but it's not long before a kind passerby offers some key info.
-Petroleum spirit, is it?
because in the early days, when they dipped tanks,
used to dip your tank and that's how you used to do it.
So it's for petrol, not beer?
-It could be for petrol.
-Things are looking up!
-'A Lionheart lightbulb moment.'
-Thank you very much.
I do know a man who collects classic cars,
who bought a petrol pump at auction, about a year ago.
Yes, that little chuckle tells us that James has a cunning plan.
He's racing ahead, whereas the Hitman has still to make a purchase.
Come on, Jonty, get cracking!
You've really got to cover the miles,
so comfortable shoes is what you need.
Well, there's a tip for you!
Jonty is floating like a butterfly, but can he sting like a bee?
After some vigorous digging, he's unearthed something
that speaks to him, the Victorian planter.
Sir, can I just ask you about this planter here?
-How much is it?
What's the death on it? What would you...
-85. What about 70?
I could knock another five off, 80, but that would be the death, I'm afraid.
-Right, I am going to buy it from you.
-Lovely, thank you.
After a desperately slow start,
the Hitman finally bags his first bargain,
but, there's no time to rest those weary loafers, no!
Because buoyed by his successful trio of treasures,
James the juggernaut is hammering home his advantage.
Next to catch his razor-sharp eye, is a tin helmet for £20.
There we go, thank you!
But for Jonty, that elusive killer collectable is still to be found.
He's got to start bagging more items to start any stand
any chance of nailing his nemesis.
-Excuse me, how much is your Art Deco lady?
Tell me about these.
-I think they're grave markers.
-Yes, a bit morbid.
-People use them as house numbers. They're 20 each.
-20 each, are they?
-How many have you got, in total?
-Seven in total.
-100 would be the best offer.
-You'd not do them for slightly less?
I can't, no, they're 20 each, that's a good price.
Would you do them for 80? I'll take the whole lot.
-What about if I bought the lady, there.
-120 for the lot. OK.
-You've got yourself a deal.
-OK. Thank you.
Yes, that's the Hearnden we know and love.
Two more pieces on the pile and the Hitman is back in the ring.
And he goes from strength to strength, upping his game
by netting a 1966 World Cup annual and a souvenir beer mat for £15.
Jonty might be doing the hot shoe shuffle,
but he can't catch James.
The Lionheart is relentless, stalking this market,
and he picks up a French feline ceramic for £25.
Being a Lionheart, who can resist a rather good-looking lioness?
Showing no fear, Lionheart continues to prowl the hunting ground
and pounces on a pair of tankards that the stallholder wants £80 for.
You've come down to 80 for me. Is there a bit more movement?
Tell you why, we've a bit of damage there and damage on that one.
-It's character, I acknowledge that, but it's like me,
I've got plenty of wrinkle and lots of chub,
and I'd rather have no chub and no wrinkles.
It's character I could do without, so's that.
Another fiver off, 75 quid, but that would be the very least.
-It is the death.
£75. Cheers, James.
Thank you very much.
Like a well oiled machine,
the Lionheart expertly executes yet another deal.
Our dealers started the day with £750 of their own cash
and, so far, it's James's game.
He spent £248 on a whopping six items,
leaving him with £502 in his pocket.
Jonty, on the other hand, has only bagged four items,
spending £215, leaving him with £535 to play with.
It's proving to be a long, hard morning for our warring warriors,
and they've still got mountains of money burning holes in their pockets.
The Lionheart is bounding around the showground
sticking his fingers into all sorts of pies.
But it's not so tasty for Jonty.
He still hasn't found The One.
And he's beginning to feel like a lovelorn teenager.
# Been around the world and I, I, I
# I can't find my baby... #
While young Master Hearnden ponders his problems,
the mighty James Lewis is getting rid of his readies.
He's just forked out £120 for his seventh purchase.
One of the most common questions I am asked is, what is fashionable?
What is doing well at the moment?
And the answer to that is anything Chinese.
This is a Chinese lacquer casket then detailed in gold.
Look at these wonderfully detailed Chinese warriors,
with bamboo standing tall behind them.
And, if we open the cover...
..the liner here is made of paktong, which is a form of Chinese pewter.
We've got a little ivory button handle there,
and if we open it up, just an open space, to contain tea.
So, this lacquer box would've been made in China
and exported full of tea.
And it would have been exported for some very rich person,
because, to be able to hold that much tea, you would need to be
the equivalent, in today's market, of a multimillionaire.
I'm hoping that some multimillionaire might like it back.
James Lewis might have just struck gold with his Chinese tea box.
But, what of Jonty?
Has the monarch of mahogany, the warrior of wardrobes,
the Chippendale of chairs, found the answer to his prayers?
# I need a hero
# I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night
# He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast... #
What I'm really looking for is that really meaty item.
I want to invest in a big lump. But I haven't found it yet.
Hmm, and the Hitman's not alone. James has cheekily changed tack.
He is now concentrating his search on Jonty's specialist subject,
furniture, and he's pinpointed a George III corner cabinet.
Will you take 160 on it?
It's quite clean.
It's a nice shape, nice escutcheons, nice bit of blind fret.
-The things that put me off is that.
-Yes, I know what you're saying.
That missing. And that is the killer.
Yeah, I agree.
-Go on, I'll do you 160, then.
-You've got a deal.
By buying furniture, the Lionheart's trespassing on Jonty's specialist area.
As we reach the latter stages of this buying battle,
it's every man for himself, and the Hitman comes out hard.
In fact, he's going global.
So, this, this is an English globe.
What sort of date is this?
Now, Israel's one of the great things that you can look for because you can go bang, 1947.
Look on there, and we have it? Do we have Israel there?
It's very small. We're not quite sure.
That's how you date globes - by looking at it from a political point of view, don't you?
Political, and occasionally, for early globes, it's geographical.
It's what's been discovered.
-And the globe is in very good condition.
It's surprisingly good.
-I quite like the colour of this, actually.
So, what sort of price is it? 60 quid?
I think you'll have to add another 100, and then we get about there.
-160 for it?
-Yes, it is.
Well, I've got to make a profit on this.
And 160 quid is no use to me whatsoever.
Well, you've got to try harder with your customers.
Well, I'm going to try very hard and say 130.
I'm going to try even harder and say 145.
Come on, let's... 135.
No, it's got to be around the 140 mark.
That's twice I've come down, and twice you've gone up.
I don't know whether we're winning or losing here!
Let's shake on that. 140 quid?
-If I can get you to hold that, I need to get my hand in my pocket.
Yes, the Hitman, the smoothest dealer in town.
The world is his oyster.
I'm really very pleased with my purchases.
It's a fabulous day. It's a great day to be at a market like this.
Do you know what? I feel like a kid in a sweet shop.
This is my kind of place to be. My territory.
James, keep off my patch.
# I am the one and only #
Yes, that's the spirit, Jonty! You're on the rise.
But, James is hot stuff, too.
Adored by the public, and racing round this market like a man possessed.
He's looking for more car and petrol-related paraphernalia,
and he's found some petrol cans he thinks he can make a profit on.
-Would you mind if we made a cheeky offer?
-Fiver the pair?
-Fiver the pair? They're yours.
-Brilliant. Thank you.
And a fire blanket holder, bought for £15.
If you don't buy it now, that queue behind you will buy it.
See, I'm so confident there isn't one that I'm not even looking!
James is motoring around this antiques market,
and it seems poor old Jonty has no idea how fast he is working.
Now, James is suffering the same problem that I'm suffering from.
We are looking for that one item, maybe two or three items,
but we are looking for that one item
that's going to give us a great return, a great profit.
It's really interesting. I mean, there's so many items here.
In fact, just down here, there's row upon row of sheds where,
inside, are just full of dealers, full of items to sell.
But can I find a profit? Can I find that really big profit?
I haven't found it yet.
Hmmm! Jonty's drowning in a tumultuous sea
of thousands of antiques
and he's desperately looking for that hidden treasure.
But, James's plan to cobble together a similar group of car-related items is still his priority.
OK, still looking for things to accompany those petrol cans
and my petrol measuring stick, to try to get a little group
of automobilia together for my one potential buyer.
Just hope he's interested in them.
Haven't seen him for years. He might have moved.
In that case, I'm done for.
Yes, that could be a fly in the ointment, but, before long,
he finds an enamelled sign for £37
that matches his collection perfectly.
Well, at last. I've got my enamelled sign. It's a good, big one.
You know, that, in the courtyard with his classic cars,
a couple of petrol cans, and a measuring stick.
Oh, well, at least it makes the trip worthwhile.
But this buying machine doesn't stop there.
His 12th item of the day is a pair of silver candlesticks that cost him £70.
Meanwhile, Jonty's found himself an Art Deco perfume bottle.
What could be the damage on that?
-I think it's quite sweet, actually.
-It is, I suppose.
I've got to find the right buyer. Nice design. Brilliant.
Can I put that there for safekeeping?
-35, it is.
See what I've got in my pocket.
His final item of the day is in the bag for £35.
This is a beautiful item.
I'm not going to make very much profit on it,
but I just think it's charming.
And, if you're a dealer,
you can always make profits on items that you just love.
Is this love?
Could this be the hidden gem he's been holding out for?
# Is this love?
# Is this love? #
And, as Jonty wraps up his spending spree,
unstoppable James is taking one last pop.
He's found a Japanese fruitwood carving that needs a little bit of TLC.
I reckon, I'll say this, I think, if he had his eyes,
if he had his horn, and if he wasn't damaged there, and he had his base,
I think he's part of a bigger group, which is why he hasn't got a base.
I think he would be, I think the quality of the carving is top-notch,
top-quality export carving, and I think he's 300 quid, perfect.
That's what I think.
I think he's lovely quality.
But I think, the damage...
There's a lot of damage there.
But there we go.
-You've got a deal.
Of all of the things that I bought today, this is one of my favourites.
James ends on a high.
And as the stallholders pack up the fair, our wheeler-dealers
can sit back and bask in the glory of a successful day's shopping.
So, just how much money did they spend?
They both started the day with £750.
James has spent £700 on 13 items,
not leaving much to pay for any restoration.
But, Jonty only has six items to his name, spending just £390.
Time for our warring warriors to spy out each other's strengths and weaknesses.
It's quite extraordinary.
We've ended up with quite a lot of items, haven't we, really?
We certainly have and, you know, if somebody said to me,
at the beginning of the day, that I was going to end up with
two petrol cans, a wooden stick, a red fire blanket box,
and half of this stuff, I'd have thought they were mad.
And here are my gravestone markers.
-They're huge. We could do some serious damage with those.
-I have quite a few of those.
I have to say, I've got a confession to make,
that I really don't like buying reproduction.
But I have a lady that I had to take home with me.
What a surprise, Jonty ends up with a lady.
You always end up with the ladies! You've got a reputation for it.
Well done you!
And a lovely globe. I'm pleased with my globe. Good quality.
So commercial. I think you'll do well with that.
I paid quite a lot of money for it, but we'll have to wait and see.
For the right person, that could do really well.
We have quite a bit of selling to do.
It's easy, buying, but try the selling.
Same to you.
Our monolithic maestros are only halfway through
today's epic challenge, but buying was just the easy bit.
Now, they must concentrate all their efforts on selling their items.
And they only have eyes for one thing. Making profit.
The Hitman and the Lionheart are warriors in peak physical condition,
but this is about more than just brute strength.
It's about mental agility. Precision planning.
And the shrewdest use of knowledge and cunning.
And in oh-so-lovely Oxfordshire,
Jonty is busy beefing up his big plan.
I'm disappointed that I didn't come away with anything meaty,
like, a piece of furniture, so I had to shop around for other things.
But I am pleased with a lot of my purchases.
The Art Deco perfume bottle, wonderful.
One of the first things I bought, though, were some grave markers.
I just thought they were fascinating objects.
A wirework planter stand, I'm sure I can get that away.
The lady statue,
the 1966 World Cup stuff,
I think I've got just the buyer for that. And the globe?
Well, where on earth am I going to sell that?
I need to get on the phone... to make some enquiries.
In the delectable dales of Derbyshire,
James is preparing to bring out the big guns.
There are certain things I'm convinced I've got a buyer for.
There's that fire blanket case, the enamelled sign,
the measuring stick and the pair of American petrol cans.
Those, I'm sure, I can sell quite easily as a group.
Then there are other things like the pewter tankards,
the Japanese figure, that I bought for £45.
And it is damaged, but it's still a good thing.
So fingers crossed, and I hope I'll come out a winner.
Hmm. Mr Lewis has a hefty haul to hustle today.
He also needs to sell a Tunbridge box, a Chinese cork picture,
a tin helmet,
a green lioness statue,
a Chinese lacquer antique box,
a George III corner cabinet
and two silver candlesticks.
Our boys must now start selling 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 the first antiques athlete off the starting blocks.
He takes his tin helmet and heads to Nottingham to meet Rosie,
who runs a pub, which is said to be the oldest inn in England.
-So, do you like it?
-Think it's interesting.
It looks better off your head than on it.
Despite the dark, he sees his way to selling it for £110,
a heavy profit of £90.
And, once he starts, he doesn't stop.
The Lionheart light-foots it across to Leicestershire.
He's got Richard in his sights, who collects classic memorabilia.
And James has plenty to tempt him with
a combo of items that he paid a total of £75 for.
What do you think? I think it's a really good look.
Very nice, James, you know me too well, don't you?
I love that.
-It's wonderful, isn't it?
-Late '30s, possibly.
Very good condition, really, considering its age,
and it's probably been outside most of the time.
Petrol cans I already have, but you can never have too many, can you?
Have a look on the back.
Dring and Paige of London, makers to the customs and excise.
Right, nice to get something back from the taxman, really, isn't it?
I think it's a petrol measuring stick.
It is, they used to dip it, when they were dipping the things in it
to get the amount of fuel they've got in it,
they were testing it, to get the octane level.
-It is that.
-And of course, the fire blanket.
At the end of the day, you've got your fire buckets here as well.
So, what are we looking at for the lot?
How does, for all five objects...
..190 strike you?
A little bit more than I was expecting, actually. Yeah.
I was thinking more £90, but there you go.
-That's got to be worth just about 90, hasn't it?
How about 120? How does that sound?
How about 160?
150, split the difference?
I'll get a drill. You put the sign up, and we'll go 145.
Go on! Minor quibble for a fiver!
You've got a deal.
James earns that extra fiver in return for a spot of DIY
and pockets a profit of £70.
The Lionheart has roared his way into an early lead,
but the Hitman knows a man in Hampshire who sells garden antiques
and Mr H has two absolute beauties in his boot.
First out, his statue of a lady.
# Man, I feel like a woman #
It's slightly different.
-You don't look too pleased.
-I'm not that pleased.
I'm not sure the quality of this is that great.
I'm not sure this is actually going to be for us, to be honest.
-Not for you?
Ooh, what a disaster!
A terrible blow to the Hitman on his first attempted sale.
Will he have any better luck
with the wire planter he picked up for £80?
This is something a bit different.
-That looks, actually, a bit nicer.
-Do you like that?
Nice little two-tier.
That's quite pretty, actually.
I like the detail...
Maybe Edwardian, but it's got a bit of age to it.
Yes, Victorian's a bit stretching it, somewhat.
That's more in line with what I would be more interested in.
-It's got the two tiers. Nice detail to it.
£160 for you, sir?
160? I'll give you 150.
You have a sale. Very good.
So, if you don't succeed the first time, try and try again.
Yes, what a hero! The Hitman is in business.
He just made a pretty profit of £70.
Reinvigorated, our brave boy fires up his engines.
Back home in Oxfordshire, he visits his friend, Keith,
and sells his Art Deco perfume bottle for £80,
making a profit of £45.
And now, the gloves are off.
There's no time on the bench for either of our heavy hitters.
James finds a home for the Chinese cork picture in Staffordshire,
selling it for £30,
and making him £10 better off.
The Lionheart then trades his other Chinese item, the lacquer tea box.
It sells for £150, bringing in a solid £30 profit.
Both our dealers have come out fighting,
but who will go the distance?
MUSIC: "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora
The Lionheart is prowling deep in the wilds of Surrey.
He's arranged to meet the man who runs the Born Free Foundation -
As James is a patron of this charity, it's a cause close to his heart,
and he knows that Will is a fan of all things to do with lions.
But the bad news is that Will can be a tough negotiator
and will put up a good fight for the very best price for the lioness figure,
especially as he's thinking of buying it as a present for his mum, the actress Virginia McKenna.
What do you think to her?
Well, I mean, it's very green.
It is. It's a malachite glaze.
Malachite glaze? Tell me a bit more about her. It's very large.
-I thought it was going to be small.
-She was made in France.
And these models, in one colour,
were made from about 1930, through to the late '50s.
You find just about any animal on the planet
that the French decided to make.
Some of them are very stylised and angular and are on marble bases,
and some of them are more natural.
She's quite realistic.
All in proportion and in rather a classic lion pose.
She is, yeah. I guess she's going to be 1935.
Some of the glazes are in white and are a little bit boring.
You get the blues and oranges,
but the malachite glaze is my favourite of them.
It's a rather special year for us, because it's my mum's, well,
it's her 80th birthday, and I'm thinking that this would make
a lovely present for her from everyone at the office.
What do you think? £90?
Well, it's a tad more than I was thinking
but we're not a million miles apart.
I think I was going 75?
-That's not too bad.
-I could be pushed.
Could you? To 80?
Thank you, thank you.
James finally seals the deal with Will with a hard-fought-for £55 profit.
James is on eight items to Jonty's two,
but the Hitman is digging deep, coming up with a dastardly plan
for the grave markers he purchased for £80.
MUSIC: "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
In all my years of trading in antiques,
I've never quite seen markers like these. Have you?
Well, as cast iron markers go, if they're grave markers, if that's what they are...
This is what I was sold them as, and I was fascinated by them.
Of markers that I am aware of in cast-iron,
I've seen ones where you've got a circle with a cross running through it,
because they don't look very churchy or religious in any way.
The whole gravey business, the whole association with,
that sort of thing can spook people.
-Which is understandable. They're really nicely made.
I think they're great, aren't they?
I would reckon that they're a good 100 years old. What do you think?
The quality of them.
Yeah, I mean, the casting and the way that they're double-sided,
and the definition of the casting, and so on.
The reason why I was attracted to them,
I thought they would make interesting alternative
numbers to a house, if you're looking for something
a little bit different to place outside.
I'm looking for £30 a pop for them.
How many have you got?
-I've got seven in all.
-So, that's three sevens, 21.
-Couple of hundred quid.
But, because I'm a generous kind of bloke, we could round it down to 200?
-Looks like you're going to hit me with that now!
Well, this is where we turn them that way round!
-Go for a duel.
I'm thinking 140 would be more appropriate,
given the terrible damage here.
-Can I meet you somewhere in the middle?
It's a deal, let's go.
And Jonty's numbered pegs notch up a deadly profit of £100.
So, as we hit the midway point of today's selling,
which of our warring warriors is gaining the advantage?
The Hitman has notched up three mighty sales
and bagged a peachy profit of £215.
And even though the Lionheart has sold a whopping eight items,
he's not much further ahead on profit.
He's made £255.
With only £40 in it, this epic battle couldn't be any closer,
and still, anything could happen,
but lucky Mr Lewis is getting excited about his next item.
And it's got pound signs all over it.
Of all of the things that I bought from the antiques fair, there is one
that I think I significantly undervalued at the time,
and it is this little chap.
A little carved, hardwood Japanese figure.
I thought the damage would put people off considerably
and I might just make maybe £100 profit.
Since then, I've reviewed my expectations.
The dealers and collectors have looked at it,
and I've picked one man to try to sell it to.
And fingers crossed, this little chap is going to do really well.
When I bought it, I liked it.
Since then, it's just grown on me more and more.
I think he's a fabulous little figure.
It's got a few bits of damage, three toes missing, horn at the back.
A little tiny bit over there.
An emasculated dragon, by the look of it.
He's got half a horn missing,
and the horn is one of the symbols of the masculine's inner potence,
the adultness of the Dragon.
It's second half of the 19th century, 1860-1890.
I have shown it to two or three very good collectors and dealers,
all of whom think it's just fab.
It is very intricately carved.
There's no getting away from that.
It's got very good detailing on the scales,
it's got very good detailing on the individual hair strands.
I suppose we ought to come on to the rather vulgar business of money.
Well, in this competition, money makes all the difference.
Will James's figure make a pretty penny
or will the damage deny him the dosh?
We'll find out later in the show.
Now, Mr Hearnden is in London.
He wants to offload his World Cup album and beer mat,
and he knows a man who collects 1966 memorabilia.
But some of his pieces are so pricey,
he keeps them under lock and key at a high security bank.
Jonty's allowed in, but he's kept under close surveillance,
and it's not long before Andrew unveils his prized possession.
This isn't just any shirt, this is THE shirt.
When I say THE shirt, do you know what I mean?
It's not from the '66 World Cup final?
This is from the '66 World Cup final,
and have a guess whose shirt it is.
It's not Geoff Hurst's?
It is, Sir Geoff Hurst's.
Would you like to see the number?
Yes. Let's have a look.
This really is...
-If you can help me with this, Jonty?
-There we go.
Got to be very, very gentle, but look, there is the famous number 10.
They think it's all over. It is now.
It isn't now, because I think it's about my size.
Jonty, don't even think about it!
That is such a treat. Wow!
-Well, it's a pleasure to see it again.
-Put it down quickly.
Because you have to be very, very delicate with that. Very delicate.
Because I thought this might just be the icing on the cake for you.
It's emotional blackmail, here, Jonty!
-Yours for £35.
Not millions of pounds, but 35.
How much was this originally, do you know?
I think there's a five shilling...
OK, five shillings?
What about £30?
£30 and it's yours.
Fantastic. I'll take it. Thank you very much.
It's been an absolute privilege to see all of this.
Ooh, back of the net with that one, Jonty,
Andrew probably won't be keeping the World Cup album and beer mat in his bank vault,
but they bring home a useful profit of £15.
So, we're into the final, desperate exchanges of this epic battle.
Our gladiators are racing to bring in those last, crucial profits.
Next up for James is the Tunbridge box,
that needed a fair bit of work.
He's used up most of his leftover budget to pay restorer, Paul,
£40 to fix the damaged lid.
But it's money well spent,
as James goes on to sell the box to his contact, Anne, for £205,
which, after restoration costs, makes a profit of £75.
Anne's husband takes the tankards, totting up another £20 profit.
Fantastic! Thank you so much. Thank you, well done.
Indomitable Jonty's finally found a home for his troublesome lady friend.
After his early rejection, he's lugged it to his friend Alex's garden,
and she snapped it up for £100, leaving the Hitman with £60 profit.
The statue had him going round the houses,
but Jonty's last item brings him much closer to home.
Cheltenham, in fact, to a travel agency.
He's hoping to sell the globe that cost him £140.
-Miles, there you are. Look what I found you.
I see you've been busy, because you've obviously been plucking maps
or globes from somewhere, and ironing them onto your wall.
-Well, I've got you a proper globe here, what do you think?
I think it looks great.
I think it looks, initial reaction, very antique, is what it looks.
I love the feel of it.
Well, for the price of the world, it's only 300 quid.
-HE INTAKES BREATH SHARPLY
"Can we compromise?" is obviously the question.
Well, what sort of figure did you have in mind?
I was thinking around 200.
OK. That is, the globe is worth an awful lot more than that.
I have to say that the globe is worth absolutely every penny
of the £300 I'm asking for,
-but, shall we, can we meet somewhere in the middle?
-Is there a deal to be done?
How about something like 250?
You have a deal.
OK, thank you.
# You spin me right round, baby... #
An amazing way to wind things up.
The Hitman dances into the sunset with a profit of £110.
Now, all the pressure is on James, who's got to sell his last two items.
At this stage, he simply can't afford a loss.
He's come to see hotel owner, Tim,
to see if he's interested in his corner cabinet and candlesticks.
Victorian, 1850-1870, not solid silver, silver plate.
The edges are cast and then applied and then plated afterwards.
Um, so they are Sheffield-plated, rather than Sheffield plate.
This is, 1775, 1775-1780.
We're talking about a corner cabinet that was made
when King George III was fighting for America.
We're talking about something that was made,
at the height of British power overseas,
and it's something that, in my opinion,
would've graced a lovely 18th century townhouse.
It is very much subject to price.
I guess you're looking at £120 or so, for that.
Actually, a little bit more...
You've backed me into a corner completely!
-How about 180?
No, I wouldn't go that far.
No? Where would you go?
Possibly halfway with you.
OK. And how about this? 350?
I think it's 300. I'll do that for you.
And 150 for those?
Yeah, yeah, you've got a deal.
So, two mighty sales making massive profits.
The candlesticks and the cabinet combined
leave the Lionheart £220 better off.
Our warring wheeler-dealers have bowled their last balls
and must now retire to the pavilion with their heads held high.
They each started off with £750 of their own money.
The Hitman bought seven items and spent just £390.
The Lionheart made a whopping 13 purchases
and, including some restoration costs,
he spent almost his entire budget of £740.
But, sales are one thing.
It's profit that really counts.
All of the money that Jonty and James made from today's challenge
will be going to a charity of their choice.
So, without further ado, it's time to see
who is today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-Good to see you. How are you? How was it for you?
I haven't seen you for a long time now.
I bought so many things.
You did! You really did.
It just makes it that much harder to try and find...
I thought, if I buy a whole load, then I can just think,
I can sell that, I can sell that.
But I kept thinking, "I've got to sell it all!" Too much. Never do it again.
How about the globe? I loved that globe.
The more I looked at that globe, the more I fell in love with it.
It was a great object. I managed to sell it to a travel agent.
-He had the perfect space for it, so I was really pleased with that.
-Oh, well done, brilliant.
-Ready to see how we've done?
-Yeah, come on, then.
Three, two, one.
Ah! You whopped me!
You whopped me!
-Come on, I'll buy you a pint.
-Well done, you.
A convincing win for James,
and it was the Japanese figure that sealed victory.
He forked out just £45, so, how much money did he make?
I will start, 400.
I was thinking about 10% onto that, 450. 440, sorry.
Go back to the 450, and you've got a deal.
-Shake on 450?
-Done and done, young man.
£450! That's 10 times what he paid,
making him an incredible £405 profit.
The antiques market has been a great journey.
I really, really enjoyed seeing Geoff Hurst's shirt. What a treat!
I often think that going to an antiques fair alone
is a little bit like having a meal on your own.
Not a great deal of fun.
But with Jonty, he was a great sport,
and also a really tough competitor.
But there's no time for James to bank his winnings.
Another challenge is approaching fast.
Tomorrow, our titans of the trade
will be working their magic at an auction in Hertfordshire.
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