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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is that pitches TV's best loved antiques experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profit.
I'm a double-your-money girl.
And gives you the insider's view of the trade.
You've got to be in it to win it.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers will face a different daily challenge.
We've got some work to do. Let's go.
Putting their own money and hard-earned reputations on the line
as they see who can make the most money from buying and selling.
Get in there!
Sit up, pay heed, this is the battle to end all battles!
-I want to spend a lot of money.
-It's the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Showdown,
the toughest challenge our antiques experts have faced yet.
I'm rushing because people are packing up.
Our daredevil dealers will be tested to the absolute limit as they are sent on a mission
to scour the country and continent to track down the top treasures that they can sell on for the most money.
To beat Mark, every fiver counts.
Coming up, Mark Franks turns to dirty tricks in his bid for ultimate victory...
-Make him pay!
-Mark Stacey finds British treasure on foreign soil...
Anything to do with Nelson is collectable. The Beckham of his day, isn't he?
And when it comes to selling their prize pieces, one of our boys makes an almighty four-figure profit.
-I'm flying high.
It promises to be a battle of epic proportions.
-I'm about to pop my cork.
-It's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
This is the Showdown
where our pedigree antiques professionals have to show exactly what they're made of
as they go all out for massive profit margins and ultimate victory over their opponent.
Our rummaging rivals are two of the trade's most esteemed experts.
First up is Brighton's master of memorabilia, the duke of all things decorative,
it's Mark "the Maverick" Stacey.
-I'm running out of time. 40 euros?
And in the opposing corner is the London lad who can turn trash into treasure
and always packs a punchy profit.
It's Mark "Franksy" Franks.
-Will you please accept £10, pretty please?
-Do you know, if you'll go...
This will be their toughest challenge,
testing their nerve, skill and dealing know-how to the limit
and only one will be the ultimate victor, so let battle begin.
-Let's have a look.
-Shall I read the first bit?
-"Welcome to your final and biggest challenge yet - the Showdown."
"You must each buy eight items during your regular Put Your Money challenges.
"You have to buy two items at each event.
"You can spend up to £1,000 of your own money."
-Have you got £1,000? I've got mine.
-Check that baby out.
-It's so you, isn't it? Flash the cash!
-Loads of...pound notes!
"You can sell up to four items wherever you want."
-I'm thinking south of France, Bahamas.
Brazil would be nice. "The remaining items will go into an auction. Choose your items wisely.
"The winner will be the one who makes the most profit."
-That'll be me.
-You won't be last. You'll be second.
-You are confident.
-I'm always confident.
Both our trading titans know that the £1,000 of their own money that they have to spend
must include any restoration repairs and buying fees.
They'll be buying from their usual hunting grounds - a UK antiques market,
an auction, a car boot sale
and a foreign antiques market.
It's going to be a fierce fight, but who will end up with the biggest profit?
Our purchasing powerhouses are ready for Round 1
and their field of battle is the Ford Airfield Car Boot Sale in Sussex
where they'll be hoping to take off with the top treasures.
Both of our fearless fighters need to take down two items and the Maverick is first to swoop
as he homes in on some handsome, leather-bound volumes.
These are quite fun. These are the old Punch newspapers, the satirical papers and the stories.
They were so interesting that people used to have them bound.
They're a wonderful snapshot of London life in the late 19th century, really.
I quite like the little tooled gilt decoration here.
The Maverick does a deal on all eight volumes for £30.
Less than £5 a book. Now, is that a bargain...or not?
I don't know, but I need to buy something, so 30 quid, we'll have them. Help!
He may be taking a risk, but it's the first touch to the Maverick in this battle for a bargain.
However, anything Mr Stacey can do, Mark Franks likes to think he can do better.
I'll ask the price of these. They're quite nice. They're fairly modern.
What I'm looking for on the base is to see if there's any scratches
or digs or dents or signs of movement. There's none at all.
-What's the price on the pair?
-They were 45 for the pair.
£20...? Come on, give me a chance. You're very kind. Thank you.
They cost a tenner each. There's got to be a profit. Mark Stacey, be very careful, old boy.
Franksy is off the mark and isn't wasting any time.
This car boot blue blood lines up his next item -
a Bakelite clock.
-Go on, 45.
-A well-timed deal and Franksy's got his second Showdown buy for £45.
Come in, Maverick. This is the control tower.
Your rival has all bought up and he's buzzed off.
You need to proceed with haste and attempt to manoeuvre through your next deal. Roger, over and out!
-I think those are amazing.
-Is that London with the Thames going through there?
The Maverick flies away with the wartime watercolours for £25.
I hope I don't have to go through the Battle of Britain to sell those!
It's the end of the first fight in this battle for ultimate glory.
Our brave boys have gone for a real mix of memorabilia in this round,
but how much have they parted with for their precious purchases so far?
Both our boys started the Showdown with £1,000 of their own money to spend.
So far, Mark Stacey has spent £55
which means he has £945 left to play with.
Mark Franks' items have cost him £65,
leaving him £935 still to spend.
And so Round 2 begins, the Auction.
Our heavyweight hitters have been sent to Charterhouse Auctions in Dorset with one goal in mind -
to each win two knock-out pieces to add to their Showdown arsenal.
Mark Stacey, that prize-fighter of porcelain, is first to pounce
on a pretty plate he thinks has real potential.
It's what we call a barber's bowl,
so you put it underneath like that when the barber was shaving you,
so the drips go in there. It's a neat, handy idea.
-Sounds good as well.
-Selling away at 60, at 60...
The Maverick bags the barber's bowl for £74.04, including fees.
I'm getting terribly worried that I might have cut my own throat with that.
No time for doubts now. Only the strong survive.
The Maverick battles on and hopes to build his chances of victory
by bidding on a mixed lot which includes a parasol and a cane.
At 80. With me at £80. Any bids now? At 80.
90. 100. 110. 120. At £120 now. 130.
Oh, that's devious. Franksy's bidding. He's got no interest in the lot himself.
He just wants to push the price up.
At 160. £160. On the left then, selling at 160... 170.
At £170 now. £170. Selling here at 170. Are you all sure at 170...?
-Make him pay!
-I'm not happy at all about that.
-That says it all.
Franksy has forced the price of the lot right up to £209.78, including fees.
The Maverick will have to pull off some stellar selling if he wants to make a decent profit on this lot.
The item that attracted me from this lot is this rather nice, elegant lady's parasol here.
I'm sure it's silver-mounted. Nicely modelled is this stork's head or something like that.
But what it came with as well is this. I'll put these down.
This is the most interesting item. This is a gentleman's walking cane.
And it's got this rather nice...
I think continental, silver-mounted head on it in the form of a skull,
then if you press there underneath,
it opens up and you've got a little cavity in there.
Anything to do with skulls... I know it sounds rather macabre, but it's really quite fashionable.
The Maverick hopes he's buried Franksy's chances of victory today,
so now it's up to the London lad to rise up and fight back.
Come here, come here. Don't let anyone know what I'm looking at.
That is a Biba panel.
It came out of the offices of Biba, so the seller says.
Biba was a clothes designer on the same time in the '60s as Mary Quant.
One of their vintage dresses recently sold for in excess of £10,000.
It's very, very desirable.
Its estimate is 30 to 50 quid.
It is beautiful. It's Art Deco.
That would be worth an awful lot of money. If I can buy it under estimate, I've won. Simple as that.
Hmm, bold claims from Franksy, but our boy needs to buy the piece first.
Straight in at £100. £100. The bid's at 100.
£100 I have. 110. 120. 130.
140. 150. 160. 170. 180.
190. 200. 220.
240. 260. 280...
At 280 here with me. I'll take 90 if it helps you?
290. You look like you need it. £290 I have now, standing at 290.
Standing far left at £290, it does it at 290...
290, got the panel, over the moon. A lot more than I wanted to pay, but you win some, you lose some.
290 plus commission.
It'll be interesting to see what he gets for that.
At £357.86 including fees,
the panel has cost Franksy more than seven times its estimate.
Our trader of treasures is risking a massive proportion of his Showdown budget on this one item.
Perhaps a stiff drink is in order.
Check this out. We've got three bottles of booze. Yes, booze is good news.
OK, I'm not going to drink it. I want to buy it to sell it to make money.
This bottle is the Prime Minister's Reserve, signed by Margaret Thatcher.
How wonderful! And also you've got the House of Lords whisky as well.
So you get three bottles in one lot.
Now, whisky, wine, champagne, it always has and always will be a great investment.
It's making big money.
Yes, but only if you can get it for the right price, Mark.
£20. Here at 20. With me at £20 and away. 5. 30.
5. At £35 and away now. At £35. 40.
5... £45. The bid is standing on my left at £45.
Selling, going away at 45, at 45...
That's it, I'm happy now. I've got Margaret Thatcher's autograph!
Our Iron Lady-loving lad has won the bottles of spirits for £55.54, including fees.
At that price, Mark hopes he can taste a profit.
It's time to raise a toast to the end of Round 2.
Both Showdown warriors have gone for big-money buys in this round,
but will it be Franksy's panel or the Maverick's parasol and cane that conjures up the biggest profit?
Our boys started out with £1,000 of their own money to spend
and they've now bought four items each.
Mark Stacey has now spent £338.82,
leaving him £661.18 for the next two rounds.
Mark Franks' items have cost him £478.40,
which leaves him with £521.60 in his kitty.
Time for Round 3, the UK Antiques Market
and the pressure on our antiques gladiators is building.
They're foraging for the right finds at Malvern Antiques Fair and with all sorts on offer
from cheap and cheerful knick-knacks to top end antiques, picking the right pieces can make the difference
between absolute victory and diabolical defeat.
Franksy is on fire and quick to clock a potential buy.
-How much is it?
-It's 450 quid.
The arch dial movement, eight-day works is in pretty good order.
It wants sorting out. I mean...
-Could you take the top off and let me have a look?
-It's a nice-looking clock, actually.
-It's got to be a couple of hundred years old.
-Oh, I like that.
-It's lovely, isn't it?
-I like that.
-If you had time to do it up, you'd get good money out of it.
-Can you do a bit better, just give me a chance?
-380. I can't do any better.
-360 and my hand's there.
-380 and you can take it away.
-I'll meet you in the middle, 370.
-What a lovely man! Thank you.
The stakes have just been raised in this final fight to the death
as the London lad gambles more than half his remaining cash on the grandfather clock.
Fingers crossed, that'll turn into 870.
Mark Stacey needs to strike back and double quick,
so what can Brighton's magician of memorabilia pull out of his hat?
It's actually a letter-opener in the novelty form of a meat skewer.
Nice, big hallmarks on here.
The Maverick also spies a bottle knife.
Antique bone, 1880.
You've got to look at condition. Just because the bone is broken, it slightly holds me back.
-I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll do it. 75.
He does a deal on the bottle knife for £60 and the letter knife for 15.
I really like these items. This is a bit of ordinariness, really,
but it's nicely made and I'm sure any person would love to open their tax bill with that.
This is really interesting.
It's not in the best of condition, but I love the fact it's a little champagne bottle.
Surely, there must be champagne lovers out there who'd love it, maybe a local vineyard.
Franksy hopes to put a big, fat stopper in the Maverick's dreams of Showdown success.
How much is your boot-scrape?
He has spotted a cast-iron boot-scraper which he walks away with for £45.
That is beautiful.
It's a Victorian... Not reproduction. Victorian boot-scraper.
There would have been one outside each house
because we didn't have really nice roads and pavements in Victorian times.
You'd scrape your boots on it before you go indoors.
That is a cracking item. 45 quid, money well spent!
In this round, the Maverick racked up his two items in just one deal
and Franksy has blown big money on the grandfather clock and the boot-scraper.
So who is still flush with cash in this Showdown spectacular
and who is in danger of being broke?
From his £1,000 budget, Mark Stacey has spent £413.82,
leaving £586.18 to spend, more than half his budget,
and there's just one round to go.
Mark Franks has spent a whopping £893.40 so far,
leaving him with just £106.60 for Round 4.
And so begins the final round
in this clash of the antiques trading titans.
It's time for our brave boys to say "bonjour" to the Foreign Antiques Market.
Our duelling duo are in Paris at the market of Porte de Vanves
where every weekend, nearly 400 sellers offer up a vast range of wares.
This is the last chance our buying banditos get to ride away with the deal
that will guarantee Showdown victory.
Our Brighton Belter is scouting for potential targets.
-# Rule, Britannia... #
-And spots something that heralds from home soil.
This is a coloured print of the funeral barge
of Lord Nelson.
Wonderful thing, isn't it?
Very British, of course, very good for an auction. The condition is not brilliant.
But it's 1806. Anything to do with Nelson is extremely collectable.
He's almost the sort of Beckham of his day, really.
He had such a huge following, Nelson.
Cash, and we'll shake hands, yes?
The Maverick does a deal on the print
for the equivalent of £100.
I'm very pleased with that deal and I'm going to repatriate Nelson back to the UK.
Lovely, lovely ring.
There are some lovely flaws in the bottom of that.
Hmm, Franksy sounds keen.
About 100 years old. If you're going to drink a glass of wine, drink it out of that.
Le dernier prix?
Je prefere douze.
-Je prefere dix.
-C'est bon, c'est vendu?
Franksy gets the glass for ten euros. That's £9.09.
Time is running out on this buying bonanza. Both our boys have just one last chance
to plunder that final purchase that can make all the difference.
Is Mark Stacey about to gallop off with his final buy?
-How much is this?
45 euros - about £40 for a knackered old horse,
fit for the knacker's yard.
I don't even know how old it is, but it's probably 1920s.
I do rather like him, you know. He is rather fun, isn't he?
Madame, 40, yes?
Despite its condition, the Maverick trots off with the horse for £36.36.
Actually, every time I hold it, something else falls off.
# Je suis un rock star... #
Franksy has a good time wherever he goes and soon strikes his final deal of the day
on a faux leather-covered chair for £18.18.
1950s, this is so in vogue. This is really where it's at.
Can you imagine this in a students' flat?
That's it - Round 4 is over and all the Showdown items have been snapped up.
Our purchasing prize-fighters have thrown all the punches they can in their bid for greatness.
Mark Stacey has spent big on that Nelson print while Mark Franks has kept it cheap and cheerful,
but how will these items prove their worth when it comes to selling?
Our rummaging rivals each started out with £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Mark "the Maverick" Stacey has been cautious with his cash
and ends up having spent just £550.18 of his budget.
Mark "Franksy" Franks has gone all out in his bid for victory
and finishes, having spent £920.67.
With a temporary truce in the hostilities,
it's time for our chaps to size up each other's spoils of war.
-Feeling a little "horse", are you?
-Oh... I love it. He's growing on me.
-Should this go to auction or privately?
-There's a lot of collectors for that.
-It was ten euros. There's got to be a profit somewhere.
-I think so.
I'll put the horse and the Nelson picture into auction.
-Both of those will appeal to a private and a trade market.
-Is it wood?
-No, it's papier-mache.
I'm not 100% convinced on the other stuff. There's a lot to do.
-The buying's quite easy. The selling is hard.
-Yeah, but we've done it. We've bought all our lots now.
-Let the hard work begin.
-Yes, good luck. We need it.
Bagging the buys was just the start of today's ultimate challenge.
Mark and Mark now need to think strategically,
hit their phones and start selling their hard-won wonders.
But the Showdown sell-off has a twist - the auction.
Mr Franks and Mr Stacey must put half their items under the hammer
and watch helplessly as their profit pots fill to the brim
or they lose everything they've worked so hard for.
Strategy is now more important than ever, so down on the south coast, what's the Maverick's plan?
This is it, my final showdown. I am pleased with the items I've bought.
The champagne knife, I think I'm going to sell that to someone in a vineyard.
The paper knife, I'm trying to sell it privately because although it's a nice object,
there's no guarantee it will make a huge amount of money at auction.
I love this dish. It's a Japanese, Imari pattern barber's bowl.
I'm going to try and find a private buyer.
The umbrella and the walking cane, those will be sold privately.
The rest is in the lap of the gods, but I'm optimistic, I've got a good selection.
I'm even more optimistic because I know what the competition's bought.
So a confident Maverick thinks he's got the edge on his rival.
As well as sending his toy horse to auction, Mark is putting the print of Nelson's funeral barge,
the wartime watercolours and the Punch magazine volumes under the hammer.
Up in the Big Smoke, the Maverick's arch-enemy is already working hard
to unload his antiques arsenal and vanquish the Brighton boy once and for all.
I bought in France a 1950s chair.
It was in great condition.
Also I bought a wine glass for a tenner. That should make a profit.
The Biba panel at the auction, I had a funny feeling about that.
It's in good condition, so it should sell itself.
The whisky - I don't know anything about booze, but I do know there's money in that.
I hope to find the right buyer. That's what it's all about.
That leaves Franksy with the items he's putting into the auction -
the Bakelite clock, the boot-scraper,
the grandfather clock and the pair of decorative glass ornaments.
But before the auction, our duelling dealers need to find buyers for their other items,
knowing that no deal is truly done until they get that all-important handshake.
It's the Maverick who's first into the fray.
He's come to Hove, hoping for a sale of his skull walking cane.
It was part of a lot that Mark bought at auction with the parasol
and the entire lot cost him £209.78.
So will this unusual example impress walking cane collector Enrico?
Well, I do love that cane.
I have been looking for one of these for quite some period of time.
I really honestly believe
that this, at one particular point in time, had a watch movement in it
and that's why you have the void.
I'm very pleased with that.
If I can find a watch movement to fit in there, it'll enhance the value considerably.
I was going to try and get in the region of £250.
-I will make you an offer of 240.
-That's fine. I'm absolutely thrilled with that.
-So good seeing you again.
-And you. Thank you, Enrico.
I'm walking on sunshine because I've just made £30 profit on the cane
and I've still got the umbrella to go, so I'm ready to rock.
Someone's perky! It's a phenomenal first sale for the Maverick.
He sells the other half of the lot, the parasol, to collector Susan.
It gives him a total profit on the lot of £100.22
and Mr Stacey's profits are soaring.
I'm flying high.
It's a stupendous start from the Maverick,
but his rival has realised he's got a bit of a problem with his vintage chair.
1950s - as nice as you like.
I bought it in Paris and my heart ruled my head.
I didn't take into account the simple law of Great Britain.
You cannot sell a chair that is post-1950 unless it's got a fire safety label.
This hasn't, so unfortunately, I can't sell it.
I know the law. I just forgot. I fell in love with it.
So this chair, I'm afraid, will have to go. It's a no-show.
Having realised that he can't sell the chair, Franksy starts with a loss of £18.18.
But this London lad is a battler
and with the ultimate prize to fight for, he's not about to give up at the first hurdle.
He has come to London's South Bank to a shop selling high-end whisky
to see if manager Alex is interested in buying the bottles of whisky and port
which he paid just under £56 for at auction.
What about this? I was really excited by this.
This is actually a single malt, bottled back in the early '80s, possibly late '70s,
made by a distillery called Glenlivet.
It has a slightly blurred signature going on there - "..ret H That..."
-I think we know who that may be.
In perfect condition, this might be worth a reasonable amount of money.
That problem we have here is what we call the fill level.
This is well below the shoulder here.
This sort of thing happens with older whiskies.
If you don't have a good seal on the top of the bottle, it will evaporate over time in the bottle.
But as an interesting old piece, it's worth a little bit.
This doesn't really have much value at all.
-And that's port.
-I'll put the port away.
All right, so if we're looking at both of these together, I could offer you £250.
-Is there any chance you can do a bit better?
Would 350 be too much?
-You're a gentleman, absolute gentleman.
What a profit!
When he opened that up and there was half of it missing, I thought he would say, "I'll give you 30 quid."
I am so pleased, you can't imagine. Hallelujah!
Franksy is over the moon with that deal on the whisky
and he goes on to sell the bottle of port to his friend Rex,
giving him a final profit on the entire lot of £310. Bottoms up!
Such a huge profit will be a body blow to Mr Stacey, but the Brighton Bruiser fights back
by selling the barber's bowl to a local hotelier Neil for a profit of £105.96.
The knives are most definitely out in this competition.
With a determined look about him, the Maverick makes his way to Kent,
his mind racing with plans for his novelty bottle knife.
I'm positively fizzing with excitement.
I'm about to pop my cork because I think I've found the perfect buyer
for my champagne pen-knife.
-How are you?
-The bottle knife cost Mark £60 at the boot fair,
but will wine-maker David be willing to offer him more?
-Oh, my God, it's so small!
-Small is beautiful.
-I thought it was something for getting the cork out.
-It's for cutting the top of the bottle off.
Oh! I think it's French, late 19th century.
-I've never seen anything like this.
-I think you're rather taken with it.
-You rather like it?
I think I would go to something like 275.
-I'd be delighted to shake your hand and accept it.
Oh, that's extraordinary - a whopping profit of £215 on the sale of the bottle opener!
Now go and put the kettle on.
Both our boys are generating some spectacular profits in their bid for Showdown glory
and right now, it could be anybody's game.
Mark Franks has plans to sell his wine glass.
It cost him £9.09 in Paris and he's now brought it to his friend Rob to see if he can cut a deal.
It's probably late Georgian, very early Victorian,
so it's probably kicking on for 200 years old.
-The cheapest bottle of wine would taste fantastic out of there.
-It is nice. What do you want for it?
25 quid. How does that grab you?
-Wow! Shall we call it The How Low Can We Go Show?
-LAUGHTER I tell you what.
We'll cut the cards. Highest card wins.
If Mark cuts the highest card, Rob pays him £15 for the glass.
If Rob cuts the higher card, Mark gets just £12.50.
Franksy's luck is in and he makes a profit of £5.91 on the glass.
-You're a star. Thank you.
Down on the south coast, the Maverick is now headed to Hove,
hoping for a sale of the letter-opener he bought for £15 at the antiques fair.
He'll really have to go the extra mile when he meets potential buyer Edward.
It looks like our prime specimen will do anything to win this Showdown.
Edward, you are so difficult to pin down. I've had to track you down to the gym.
I sent you a photograph of this lovely letter-opener and you said you might be interested in it.
-I did. It is lovely.
-It's silver. It's hallmarked for Birmingham, 1972.
You can slice open letters with ease and with quality.
-If you leave me to get on with my workout, I'll give you 40.
-Now leave me to my workout.
-I will. See you later.
The Maverick might not be quite in Edward's league, but when it comes to dealing, he's a natural,
netting a profit of £25 on the letter-opener.
I don't think I've had to work so hard for a profit before,
but I did get the full asking price, so I should be relieved. I'm off for a jog now!
Cor, look at him go(!)
It's halfway in this race for profit and time to see
who is lagging behind and who is putting in a championship performance.
So far, Mark "the Maverick" Stacey has done five deals
and made an impressive profit of £446.18.
Mark "Franksy" Franks has had a loss on his chair,
but his two other deals have made him a profit of £297.73.
The hard graft of hunting down buyers must now come to a pause.
Our two boys are entering the dreaded auction phase of selling.
It's an arena where they have no control and they're in the hands of the auctioneer and his customers.
Before their prize purchases go under the hammer, what do our duelling duo really think?
I've got to be honest.
If he wipes his mouth, gets his money back with these, he's had a result.
I don't want 'em.
This is one of Mark Franks' lots. I rather like these.
I think they'll appeal to a modern market.
He should do all right with those.
First up under the hammer is the Maverick's toy horse.
He paid £36.36 for it in France, but will it gallop away with a profit here?
-All he needs is a tail. 20 quid for him?
20 quid I'm bid. 22. 25. 28.
30. 5. 40. 5.
50. 5. 60. At 60 now.
-It's a profit.
-Come on, a bit more.
65. 70. Back with you at 70.
-5 anywhere else?
Done and finished at 70...
-That's not bad, is it?
-Is that a profit?
-I paid about 36 for it.
So I think that is a profit, Mark, isn't it?
Much to Franksy's surprise, Mr Stacey trots off with a profit
after auction costs of £19.78.
Next up is Franksy's grandfather clock.
He paid a mighty £370 for it at the antiques fair, so he'll need to get a cracking price here
if he's to turn any profit after fees.
At 320. 330. 340. At 340.
350. 360. At 360.
Done and finished then at 360. Nobody else...?
-Oh, Mark! Oh, dear!
-It's not funny!
-LAUGHTER GETS LOUDER
Perhaps I should have bought an old donkey like you did.
You could have doubled your money!
Well, the Maverick thinks it's hilarious, but Franksy's made a loss of £86.29 after fees.
Can the Maverick do better with his next item...
-..the print of Nelson's funeral barge?
It cost him £100 in France, but can he sail away with a good profit here?
95. 100. 100. And 10. 110 now. 120?
-You must be happy.
-No, I've only broken even on that.
-125 here. 130.
-Now you're into profit.
-That's cheap, actually.
Although the print went for £130 under the hammer,
after costs, the Maverick is left with a slight loss of 75 pence.
Finished and done at £20...
And he also makes a loss on the wartime watercolours of £11.36.
-How much did you make?
-That's a shame(!)
It's two losses in a row for poor Mark Stacey.
Can he turn it all around with his next lot, the volumes of Punch magazine?
-Go on, two more.
The lady at 42. 45. They're back at 45.
-Here at 45...
The Maverick has made a small profit of £7.44 on the volumes after costs
and with that, all his items have been sold.
-I'm not. I had every faith in those.
That just leaves Franksy's last lots.
It goes at 40...
He makes a loss of £12.92 on the Bakelite clock.
I can't help it if the rest of the world haven't got the same quality taste that I've got.
I'm glad the rest of the world HAS taste!
Can Franksy do any better with his boot-scraper that cost him £45 at the antiques fair?
When I saw it, I thought of you. It's rustic, a bit cream-crackered and I think it'll do all right.
-At 60. It's against you at £60... 65.
-Oh, it's going up.
-With the lady at 65.
The lady's bid of 65. Nothing on the net. Nobody else?
-Congratulations, Mr Franks. You've finally made a profit!
Franksy scrapes a profit of £7.13 on the boot-scraper after costs.
-It goes then at £30...
-And also makes a small profit of £3.46 on the decorative glass ornaments.
I'm so pleased to make a profit.
It's been a tough old day in the auction room for both our boys, but this Showdown battle isn't over yet.
The one thing that Mark Stacey does not know is I've still got my panel which came out of the Biba shop.
I'm still waiting to sell that and only time will tell
whether or not I make a load of money on it and trounce him
or whether there's still a chance that he may beat me. Watch this space!
Mark Franks is taking the panel to Christie's Auction House in London,
hoping that expert Joy can tell him more about it.
So is this the premium piece that he hopes it is?
I think it's fantastic. It's a panel by Walter Gilbert.
It was designed for Derry & Toms department store
and this would have been part of a frieze above the elevator shaft.
This, I think, is the real deal. Do you? You've had a good look at it.
Yes, I'm quite happy with what I look at.
There's good signs of age. It's nicely cast.
This is a zinc example
that's then gilt.
There's been some later drilling, but overall, I'm quite comfortable with it.
Tell me about Walter Gilbert. What light can you shed on him?
-You have seen his work before.
-No, I haven't.
-He was responsible for the gates of Buckingham Palace.
So, yes, his credentials are firmly established.
Having had the panel authenticated, Mark now takes it to a dealer he knows in East Sussex.
He paid £357.86 for the panel at auction.
So his first hope is that Jeroen likes what he sees.
I think it's absolutely fantastic.
If Christie's have said that they think it is a genuine piece and not a copy,
then obviously, I'm interested in it.
The only reservations I have are the rivets here where there were lugs
that went on the top and the bottom to house the piece.
They've put some drill marks in here for screws to hold it on to a wall.
Otherwise, the patination looks good.
I love the design. I think the design is stunning and on somebody's wall it will look absolutely fantastic.
Jeroen is keen, but will he offer Franksy a price he'll be happy with
and will it be enough to beat the Maverick?
All will soon be revealed.
Our duelling dealers each started the contest with £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Mark Stacey spent £550.18 on his eight Showdown items...
..while Mark Franks finished having spent £920.67.
But the only thing that matters now is who has made the most profit.
All of the money that the two Marks have made today will be going to charities of their choice,
so without further ado, it's time to find out who is today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-Isn't it nice?
-Yes. Will you play us a tune?
-Only if you're a good boy.
-I loved the Showdown. Didn't you?
-No, I hated it because you wiped the floor with me at the auction.
I rather liked watching you squirming a bit. What about the plaque?
-The big panel? That did OK.
-There's a twinkle in your eye, something you're not telling me!
-I'll tell you in a minute.
-Do I really want to open this?
-Yeah, come on. Go!
-That's a good amount.
-Oh, hang on!
You made £2,851?
A small profit(!)
It's not often the Maverick is lost for words,
but it was indeed the panel that won it for Franksy.
-Give me your "bestest, bestest" offer and I'll put my hand out ready to shake.
-Go on then.
-Thank you very much.
Franksy's homework getting the panel authenticated paid off big style
and he walked away with a magnificent profit of £2,642.14
and Showdown victory.
But that's not all.
Our experts have been building up their profit pots over a week of challenges
and it's now time to find out who's won overall.
-How did we do on the week?
-I think I know how YOU did on the week!
-Wow! That's a good amount of money.
-I'm really pleased and my charity will be,
-but that's fantastic.
-Between us, we've made £5,000.
-That's not bad.
-It's nearly a week's pocket money. Let me buy you a glass of something very nice.
That's a mighty victory for Franksy in the end. Both Mark and Mark have made fantastic profits.
All that money will go to their chosen charities.
My charity is The Oliver Curd Trust, a local charity to me who specialise in offering holiday opportunities
to kids suffering from terminal illnesses and their families to get some much needed time together.
Tadworth Children's Trust is my chosen charity,
the reason being that they do a lot of good work with children that are really ill,
so to be able to give them a decent amount of money makes me feel pretty good.
It's been a week of no-holds-barred combat. Mark and Mark have both put their money where their mouths are
and proved that they can make big profits from antiques when their own money is on the line.
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