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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,
the show 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 give 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 their hard-earned reputations on the line...
as they see who can make the most money from buying and selling.
Get in there!
Today's all-out battle for profit pitches
auguste auctioneer extraordinaire Charlie Ross,
against the marvellous mistress of miscellanea, Katherine Higgins.
Coming up, Charlie has an almighty fight on his hands.
-You're nearly there. £40, £40 you've got a deal.
-It's too much money!
Has Katherine got the better of her rival?
So I'm relaxed, but how's the Charmer doing, I wonder?
And when it comes to selling, Charlie does a ding-dong of a deal.
What do you need?
Look! Otherwise I could have come in here and taken six pairs of trousers,
disappeared outside the door.
It's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is!
-HE TOOTS HORN
-Stand and deliver,
because today, two behemoths of bargain spotting
are lying in wait and are poised to purloin all the prime purchases.
First to mount his steed,
it's that dandy auctioneer that you're much too scared to mention...
Ooh, I say!
And riding like the wind, she spends her cash,
she sure looks flash and she always grabs your attention...
Charlie, it's another thing you missed. What ARE you doing?!
This dastardly duo will be pulling off the most death-defying deals...
Put your bicycle away and kiss me!
..at Ardingly Antiques and Collectibles Fair
at the South of England Showground,
as they race to see
who can buy and sell their spoils for the most money.
They've each got £750 of their own cash to spend
and all the profit goes to their chosen charities.
So, Charlie Ross and Katherine Higgins,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is!
-Good morning, gorgeous. How are you?
Well, we're in the southeast of England at a great antiques fair -
it's slightly large.
-It's absolutely glorious weather!
-He's sunbathing already!
I'm going to find a lounger and spend the day in it, I think.
-You're just going to take it easy, but don't!
Because Higgins strikes again!
-Just when you thought you could wander off on your own, no.
-Hello, Charlie. Hello, Charlie.
-How much have you got to spend?
-So have I.
-Are you going to spend it all?
I bet you don't.
-You're a £2 girl, aren't you?
-I am a £2 girl, yes.
Absolutely, but I'm out to have some fun, so...
I'm a £500 man!
-That frightens me.
-I'm going to spend it now.
-Have fun in the sun.
-See you later.
So as the good people of Ardingly set up their stalls for the day,
little do they know that two of the deadliest deal-doers in the trade
are galloping their way through the market.
I don't have a strategy. I have no idea what I'm going to find.
It can go...
from the conventional to the ridiculous.
Probably, I'll be finding more of the ridiculous,
but I'm going to have a lot of fun in the process.
So, a spontaneous buy-at-will plan of action for Katherine The Great,
but how will The Charmer counter that?
I'm going to think sport because I love sport.
Anything relating to cricket, football, whatever and...alcohol.
So, anything relating to those two subjects
will be mine by the end of the day.
So, with no overlaps in their battle plans,
this could be a good, clean fight.
The Charmer is first to swoop as he spots a diamond of a decanter.
For a whiskey lover, this is the ultimate.
Put your whiskey in there,
lock it up, take the key out
and nobody can get to your whiskey.
Isn't that fantastic?
Silver-plated neck, hobnailed cut body and what did it cost?
You're thinking...£200, £300 - no!
The Charmer is delighted with his first purchase.
The great one will need to get her act together fast
if she wants to keep up.
And showing she can rise to the challenge,
Katherine The Great's preparing for a hold-up or two.
We're in the world of stockings.
The glamour and what is inside this packet
is revealed by the illustration on the outside and I love that.
-How much do you want for these?
-Make me an offer!
£3 for the lot, a pound each.
I'd prefer to stick.
I'll go to £4, though.
OK, this is the moment where I'm going to be really controlled,
look at this control.
They are going to go back on there...
-£4.50, we'll meet in the middle.
-£4.50, you've got a deal.
-Thank you very much.
-Have a good day.
So, with a hard-won, first buy finally in the bag,
Katherine's feeling confident.
So, I'm relaxed, but how's The Charmer doing, I wonder?
Hello, Charlie. Hello, Charlie. Come in.
Hello, hello. Good evening, how are you?
Good evening?! Have you finished shopping already?
Yep, bought the lot. Now having a cup of coffee.
Having a cup of coffee!
-How much have you bought?
-One, two, three... Four things.
OK, I was relaxed until he said that.
Oh, a masterful game of bluff there from wily old Roscoe.
He's got Katherine worried.
Then, with his eye back on the prize,
The Charmer has alighted on something he'd give
a ringing endorsement to.
That's a very nice bell. Is it a fiver?
Just a little bit more, £65.
Oh, come on! BELL RINGS
Can you call the police?
Can you call the police?
This man had to go to court for breaking into a five pound note.
I haven't come for a comedy lesson. Would you take 30 quid for it?
-Let me see.
-I could make a profit on £30.
45 quid, we've done a deal.
30 quid - you must be able to do something for me?
I'm not usually a hard man to deal with.
You're nearly there. £40. £40, you've got a deal.
It's too much money!
-£35 or £40. Toss of a coin.
-£35 or £40?!
Go on, you call. Ready? Here we go.
Heads. I feel so sad for you(!)
Aw, The Charmer didn't really know what hit him there!
A big hand definitely goes to the stall holder for a spirited fight.
A classic bit of Victorian history.
1868 - the sort of bell you'd find
in a very, very smart shop in London,
something like Harrods, do you think, or Fortnum's?
It's absolutely wonderful!
The only problem...
I have got a slightly rusty dinger.
HE RINGS BELL
Always dodgy to have a rusty dinger.
Yeah, whatever you say, Charlie. The Charmer is back in the lead.
It's over to Katherine The Great,
who's found her own unique way of getting ahead.
Guess what I've just bought? This!
The style - firmly into the 1960s here
with a hat that is beautifully made.
You just look at it and it oozes quality.
Then you turn it around and you look at the branding
and the label,
and it is a really lovely, quality Christian Dior piece.
Do you know how much I paid for it?
£5! It is a gem of a buy.
So it's the heady taste of success for Katherine
and she's quick to follow up with purchase number three.
It is a powder compact,
post-war by Kigu.
Wonderful tooling on the exterior.
Great finish on the reverse
and then when you open it, oh, my goodness me, look at that!
It is a gem, beautifully designed, never been used
and if you were a lady with the means to spend,
you wanted one of these.
I paid £5 for it.
Originally, when it was new, it was a top department store piece,
probably the equivalent of £60, £70, something like that.
Yes, what a great way to powder your nose!
Katherine The Great is jubilant but for how long?
Charlie has just worked his charm on another stallholder.
Look at this!
What is it?
I'll give you five seconds to guess what it is.
It's a silver,
hallmarked silver bookmark.
Slip the cover onto there and this is spring-loaded
and each time you finish reading, about to fall asleep,
pop that in and the spring-loaded marker goes between the pages,
so when you next pick up your book,
you know exactly where you are.
There are all sorts of bookmarks,
I've bought hundreds of bookmarks over the years,
but this is quite the nicest one I have ever seen.
Do you know how much I paid for this?
I paid...£200 for it.
But, I'm absolutely certain
I could walk around the whole of this fair
and another 100 fairs and never see one.
All I've got to do is find someone that likes reading
and is unbelievably rich.
With that bold buy of the rare bookmark,
Charlie evens up the contest.
With his rival still working her way through the aisles,
The Charmer wastes no time in descending on a desk stand.
It's Italian, it's Sorrento near Naples
and made of olive wood,
as you would expect,
and I would say date...
beginning of the 20th century, 1900, 1910.
Lovely cut-glass inkwells.
The thing to really look at is the condition
and it looks...
I don't suppose you'd take 50 quid for it, would you?
-What about £75?
-How about £100?
£100's always a psychological barrier with me.
If you took a little bit off £100,
I think we'd have a deal because the condition is fantastic.
£90 and a kiss, Charlie.
£90 and a kiss it is.
The Charmer gets an offer he can't refuse.
After that debonair deal,
Signor Rosso spies another item of Italian provenance.
That is another piece of Sorrento wear.
To think you went on tour to Italy and down to Naples,
and this is a souvenir
and you probably bought that in about 1910, 1920 for...
..goodness knows, a few lira probably.
This is more than a few lira.
This is £125.
Is there much leeway, my dear?
£125 down to £95, I couldn't squeeze you a fraction on that, could I?
-I'll do £90.
-£90 is yours.
The Charmer gambles on another Italian buy,
hoping it'll deliver him a piece of la dolce vita.
The Charmer's forging ahead
in this tussle to take home the goods,
but watch out Roscoe, Katherine The Great is planning a surprise ambush!
-Where did you come from?!
I've bought lots of things you'd love to wear.
I'll keep you guessing as to what they are.
-I've nearly spent all my money...
..I've spent £100, £200, £300, £500, £600.
-But you only had £750, have you spent over budget?
I don't want to go home with any, you know I don't go home with any.
I need to shop, seriously!
So, with Katherine feeling the need to spend speedily,
we're at the end of the first stage of our plunder for profit.
Who has snatched the biggest bundle of booty so far?
Both our antiques outlaws
each had up to £750 of their own cash to spend today.
Charlie The Charmer has filled up his swag bag early,
with a mighty five buys
and spent a huge £495,
which leaves him just £255 in his kitty.
While Katherine The Great is trailing in his wake
with three purchases and has spent a mere £14.50,
leaving her £735.50 still to play with.
Our bargain-snatching bandits are back on the loose
and set to pillage the piles of plenty on display here at Ardingly.
I just want to get on and see everything else.
HE BLOWS HORN
And Katherine The Great is striding out into unexplored territories
in her attempts to catch up with The Charmer.
I've come inside to...to warm up, really. That's the secret of it.
I often quite like this environment cos you tend to find
dealers who specialise in one or two different types of things.
It's easier to sift. Let the sifting begin!
With Katherine focused and meaning business, what of The Charmer?
I have spent...£500?
The pressure's off.
I'll keep looking just in case I find le vrai snip,
but otherwise I'm just going to play it cool.
With our laid-back Charmer well ahead...
..Katherine is having to spur herself into buying action
to keep him in her sights
and she's starting with something a little bit racy!
I can't resist baskets like this, filled with lace.
I think it's one of the most interesting
and completely underrated areas of collecting.
I did have a little rifle through here
and I found some lovely pieces of Maltese lace.
The distinguishing factor of Maltese lace if you look very closely is,
you can see the Maltese Cross, here, interwoven in the design.
Now, this was all handwork
and I think my love of it is for that reason.
The great one snaps up two pieces of Maltese lace for £16.
A great, great buy and a fantastic piece of costume history.
Katherine is in the zone now and determined to catch Charlie
and she soon adds another purchase to her haul,
paying £30 for a Jane Austen novel and three prints.
These are, just looking at them now,
just fantastic quality prints.
I've gone for things relating to Lord Nelson.
There's the classic image of the death of Nelson,
here...at Trafalgar in 1805.
What's nice about these is that you've got
vignettes around the outside,
that's very unusual or a little bit more unusual
to have those on top of the print itself.
Both very nicely done,
dating not from 1805
but probably from the mid-1860s, that sort of period,
I also went for the image of Byron.
Again, very nicely done
and I've also thrown in
a very nice copy of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.
It's a first edition by Dent & Sons.
The whole lot I got for £30.
I MUST be able to improve on that.
And with that masterful purchase,
Katherine evens the score to 5-5.
But with time marching on, Charlie's sense of urgency has returned.
But our charming man is about to be on the receiving end
of a whirlwind of wooing
as he meets one stallholder
who really wants to make a sale.
-That is the original trophy.
The quality is really good.
The chap who worked on the bins in Lewisham -
50 years and all the scrap, this is what they made.
JC Peters, very good maker.
Only worked for seven years.
That's rather nice, that is.
That is lovely, but it's not me.
So, what have you got, Charlie?
Spoon, solid silver,
Shirley golf club.
I shall go there, sit at the bar, chat up the locals
and sell it to one of them...I hope!
With the sporting buy in the bag for £30, The Charmer's back in the lead.
But Katherine is outside and she's spotted something.
Is Katherine trespassing into Charlie's territory?
We're in a 20th-century copy of an earlier style,
but d'you know what?
I don't mind that, because I think that these pieces
are made really well.
It's down to how much I can get them for, really.
The great one's furniture foray costs her £40.
I'm very, very pleased.
Charlie, it's another thing you missed! What ARE you doing?!
Our duelling duo are back level pegging once again,
but Charlie's not done yet.
He's teed up another golf-related purchase.
I simply can't stop!
You walk past somebody and you see something...
I wouldn't say you like, but something you can sell,
a golfing weather vane.
Cracking, 30 quid!
And, on the other hand, something of real quality.
A late 19th-century Worcester biscuit barrel
but with fabulous silver-plated mounts and an ivory knop.
£95, £30, more profit!
That's a real double-whammy for Charlie
with those two last-minute buys.
The Charmer doesn't believe
in giving his opponent a sporting chance -
sticking to his theme, he's eyeing up a miniature golf game.
It's 25 quid.
I'll give you £20.
We'll have a competition.
-If I'm nearer the hole...
-If you're nearer the hole...25 quid.
Here we go.
Oh, that's gone past the hole.
You might get stuck in the bunker.
-25 quid, mate!
Yes, proving for the second time today that gambling doesn't pay!
Charlie has to shell out £25 for the mini golf.
You ought to give up antique dealing and take up golf!
I'm going to go home and practice.
And so you should!
And with that, the big game is over, here at Ardingly.
The market stalls are packing up for the day,
so it's time to see who's been left standing
and who has delivered.
Our antiques heavyweights both started the day
with £750 of their own money to spend.
Charlie The Charmer rode into action fast, amassing the valuables.
He made nine purchases and spent a whopping £675!
Katherine The Great's swag bag is way lighter
with a total spend of just £100.50
for her six purchases.
So, with the best of the booty all plundered,
it's time for our two swag-grabbers to see each other's spoils.
Well, I can tell which is the female table and which is the male table.
OK, it's got a bit girly over here. But girly and sensibly girly.
And hang on, you've gone pre-1900, Miss Higgins.
-I don't know what happened. There was a moment.
-You've broken your rule.
-In fact, you're very nearly back to 1800.
-It was a foray into Britain's great history.
-Good, big tip.
-Not sure about the rest of it.
You know, when you go on holiday these days, you don't bring back
-a tourist souvenir like that.
-You certainly don't.
-For a reason.
Ha-ha! My real gamble is my bookmark.
-I need someone that reads and has got unlimited money.
Most of the people who read have actually bought electronic devices
-to read with, so the idea of paper...
-No, no, no.
Not people that read proper books. Now tell me, just turn round.
You can't love a piece of repro mahogany.
We all accept that it is 20th century.
And today, you can't get pieces so nicely made.
-And it wasn't a quality price.
-You sell it privately, fantastic.
-Don't put something like that into auction.
-No, no, no.
I've got someone in mind. Who's going to win?
Well, if I double my money and you double your money,
I will make £607 and you will make £100.50.
Do you know what, I don't think you've got your sums right.
After that right royal ransacking of the Ardingly market stalls,
our two infamous antiques assassins must now face their next challenge,
selling the lot.
They'll be battling to make the biggest profit on each item
and all the money made will go to their chosen charities.
So our heroes head home to plan their campaigns,
the Charmer taking the road to his rural idyll in Oxfordshire,
and Katherine The Great escaping to her chic apartment in our cosmopolitan capital.
Once they've unloaded their swag bags,
Charlie starts by assessing his hefty haul.
I love my weather vane with a golfer on top.
If I can't sell that to a golf club, who can I sell it to?
And my biscuit barrel is as good a quality biscuit barrel
as I've ever seen. Shouldn't be a problem.
I bought two pieces of Sorrento ware
which I can sell to an Italian dealer like that which is great.
I bought a golf spoon with Shirley Golf Club on it.
I have been in touch with Shirley Golf Club
and Shirley it won't be a problem to sell it.
I bought the shop's bell. The shop's bell, again, easy to sell.
I know just the man for that. He has a shop and he has no bell.
And the golfing game I bought because it was fun
and it'll be fun to sell it.
The Charmer will also have to sell his lockable whisky decanter
and rare silver bookmark.
Probably bought too many things
but if they all have a profit in them, who's to worry?
Katherine The Great is also evaluating
her inventory of valuables.
What I did buy was good. Cheap but good.
I bough three pairs of stockings. Lovely post-war stockings.
I've got ideas about those going to a really glamorous girl.
When I opened that box with the Dior hat in it,
I just didn't know how good it was going to be.
It has to go to a vintage fashion dealer.
The compact, it was the best of the best.
Kigu, top make, again a vintage fashion specialist would love it.
Remember those prints? Full of British history.
Nelson, Byron, Jane Austen, you can't get better than that
so I need to find somewhere that has an association
with those three people. And finally that corner cupboard.
I've got a friend who's got a space
and when a friend's got a space, I've just got to fill it.
And Katherine will also have to shift to two pieces of Maltese lace.
So, with weapons primed and at the ready,
our dandy dealers prepare to ride out.
They're ploughing through the pages of their contacts books to stand
and deliver the best buyers for all their items.
But until they've shaken on it and the money's changed hands,
no deal is truly sealed.
And in this cross country dash to dispense the spoils,
Charlie the Charmer is first to saddle up and take to the road.
I'm going to Studley Wood Golf Course.
And I'm going to see Ken, who has let me know
that he's really quite interested in the weather vane.
Ken's told Charlie that the weather vane might make a good addition
to the club's halfway house but first, Charlie needs to find it.
I've landed in the bunker!
Ah! There she is!
-How are you doing?
-Very well, thank you.
You don't have a weather vane on top of here?
-No, we don't.
-So why would it be particularly good up here?
Well, it's the 11th hole here, Charlie,
and it's across water, a par three.
And it's good to know where the wind's coming from.
-I see, so you know which club to take.
-Well, I'd like about 100 quid for it, really.
-I'm sure you would.
-I think we're quite a long way out on that.
-Where do you see it?
-About 40 quid.
-I mean, it's not, it's not...
What about 80 quid?
-If you put it up for us. Is that all right?
-Oh, dear. I tell you what, 75 quid and you can put it up yourself!
-Is that all right?
-That's a deal!
So Charlie swings in with the first profit, £45, that's well above par.
The Charmer's off to a great start
and he trundles away to celebrate his victory.
Our stylish siren, Katherine, means business, too.
She's headed for a vintage fashion Fair in London
with two of her glamorous items, the hat and the compact.
With the fair in full swing,
Katherine's going to try and tempt dealer, Emma,
with the compact she bought for £5.
So I was thinking about 30 to 35 but I appreciate you've got to make it work for you.
I would be happy to offer you £20 for it.
-I think £20 would be really, would be great.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So our lady kicks off with a golden profit of £15.
Charlie is heading to Bedfordshire to an Italian restaurant
where he's arranged to meet Barry.
-Barry, how are you?
-Not bad, Charlie, not bad at all.
With Barry's help, Charlie's hoping to sell his two pieces
of Sorrento ware over the phone to Paulo in Italy.
He's already emailed him some photos
and now he's able to make him an offer he can't refuse.
Quattro cinquante por the two pieces. Le due.
Mamma mia? Ha, that's a song.
I tell you what, 250 for the mirror, 150 the desk stand,
which makes quattro for the two.
Mwah, mwah, mwah, mwah, bellissimo!
-400, the two.
Cheers, thanks a lot. Cheers.
Grande profitto! Bellissimo!
Yes, a grand profit indeed.
Charlie's made £60 on the Italian desk stand,
as well as a very handsome profit of £160 on the Sorrento mirror.
At the vintage fashion fair in London, Katherine is aiming
to sell her designer hat.
And she's picked out stall holder, Samaya, as the perfect target.
Clearly I'm in the right place because hats are your thing.
This will fit in perfectly. It's very glamorous.
Because hats are back in fashion, aren't they?
I think we're becoming more daring as a nation,
especially with vintage being such a strong theme.
I love it. I love these padded quilted bits round the sides.
Price-wise, I'm thinking round about the £100 mark would be about fair.
-I was thinking more 80 to 90.
-90 sounds good.
I was going to say "Let's hover about the 90 pound mark."
That sounds ideal for me. Perfect. Deal done. Lovely.
So, the Great One heads off with a huge profit
from her £5 bargain of £85.
Charlie, I don't think you'll beat that.
Both our ruthless profiteers are racing along
and the Charmer is back in his home county of Oxfordshire
where he's tracked down the ideal place to try and sell his shop bell.
-Charlie, how are you? Nice to see you.
-Nice to see you.
What do you need?
Look! Otherwise I could have come in here and taken six pairs of trousers,
disappeared outside the door. When I bought it, I thought of you.
-Well, that's very kind of year.
-I couldn't think of anybody else.
-What are you asking for it?
-Don't you think it's worth that?
-What about 70?
Well, what ABOUT 70?
It's not enough is the answer to that! I would sell it to you.
-I'll do one last offer. 80 quid.
-Meet you half way - £75.
Oh, you rotter, I've already come down £20. Oh, all right.
-Wonderful, thank you, Charlie.
That sartorial sale leaves Charlie a resounding profit
of £35 ringing in his ears.
Both our dastardly Dick Turpins of the antiques trade have started off well.
So far, Charlie has galloped away with four items sold
and he's grabbed a profit of £300.
While Katherine has made two sales at the midway stage
and is trailing the Charmer with a profit of £100.
Both our antiques outlaws have four sales left to make.
Katherine The Great saddles up with her vintage stockings,
and rides off to an appointment at a burlesque club.
She's hoping performer Kitten won't be able to resist them.
Waaaay! Fantastic. Spectacular, you are spectacular.
Look at you. That was every inch of perfection.
In performance, you're wearing a lot of vintage style things,
but do you actually wear vintage pieces?
I wear 1940s and 1950s vintage and repro all the time
so whenever I'm at World War Two events,
I love wearing seamed stockings. Getting the real thing, I mean,
who wouldn't want to actually wear the proper vintage stockings?
These are gorgeous. I adore them.
I think you will enjoy these tremendously
-and I'd love you to have them.
-I would love to have them.
Excellent. Price-wise, I was thinking around about £7 a pair.
Would you mind taking £20 for the three?
20 sounds fine. I think that would...I'd shake on that.
I'll do a deal on that.
So it's a rip-roaring profit of £15.50
and the Great One is in the mood to strut her stuff.
A bit of profit and I'm all aflutter with excitement.
And so we leave Katherine to brush up on her burlesque skills.
Because, in Oxfordshire,
the Charmer is heading to his friend Paul's house,
armed with his whisky decanter.
But there's been a slight hitch.
Well, I'd like to say that here we have my lockable decanter,
except since buying it, I've realised it doesn't lock. Ha-ha!
-How are you, chap?
-Charlie, how are you?!
-Very well indeed.
-Good to see you. Sorry about the weather.
-Isn't that fun?
-That's fantastic. A lockable decanter.
It's got a patent number on it from 1925. So it's nearly 100 years old.
It has got a problem. It's actually not working at the moment.
I thought it was working, but I have taken it to a delightful chap
who can repair the spring. He had a look at it and he said it's gone in there.
It's not a problem, it's a very easy job to do.
So I've asked him how much it's going to cost.
He said it would cost 25 quid to do it.
So you could either have it as it is...
-..or you could have the inclusive package, sir.
You know me, inclusive package.
Well, restored, polished and full of brandy, 150 quid.
I was thinking something between £75 and £100, something like that.
I tell you what I'll do, you mend that, fill it with brandy
when you bring it back and I'll do 125 quid.
What do you reckon?
I tell you what,
I will do it for 125 quid, polished,
-You provide the brandy when I bring it round.
-Oh, all right. 125.
So the Charmer's profit is just £25 after taking into account
the 25 pound repair fee to the decanter lock.
Bad luck there, Charlie, old bean.
We find the Great One back in the Surrey town where she spent her formative years.
She's come to try and sell her Jane Austen novel
and three prints to hotel manager, Jeremy.
-Various illustrious names stayed here.
Oh, who hasn't? We've had Lord Byron,
we've had Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, throughout the time.
-You mentioned Byron.
So that a big tick in the box with that one.
-And I've brought you two Nelson images here.
The other thing I found you was a first edition,
a first post-war edition of Mansfield Park. It's really nice, it's by Dent.
-There's a link with Jane Austen, isn't there?
-Yes, of course there is.
Did she stay here at some point?
She did. We believe she stayed here several times.
-Yes, that's a lovely link with the hotel.
-I suppose it's down to price, isn't it?
-I suppose so.
I was thinking in the region of, each print,
sort of 50 to £70, something like that.
-And the first edition, 20 or so pounds, something like that.
-So what does my maths do on that? That is about...
-That's why he's the general manager.
-Sounds good to me.
-Thank you, Jeremy, wonderful.
-Thank you very much.
After deducting framing costs, it's a very Austen-tatious profit
of just over £125 for our rollicking redhead.
But what of our tweedy titan of the trade?
He's made for his friend Philip's house with his table golf game.
-Good to see you, old boy.
-It's your lucky day.
But as Philip is an ex-dealer,
this could be a tough sale for the Charmer.
This is for you and your wife to practise at home.
You could fine-tune your swing with this.
It's got some rather amusing clubs. It's a bizarre thing though.
Let's have a quick look at it on the floor.
That's supposed to be a bunker, you see.
There's the hole you're supposed to go into.
What I think you have to do is hit it over this one,
-through that one, and into the hole. Shall we have a competition?
Oh, it's pathetic!
It a bit of a lark, isn't it?
It's quite fun. I was hoping to sell it to you.
I thought 50 quid as a nice collectible object.
-What do you think?
-Well, I think 30 would be a good goer on that.
Could you meet me halfway? Make it 40 quid.
I'll tell you what, for old time's sake, yes.
All for old time's sake!
Cor, that was hard work. I tell you what, let's have another go.
-See if I can do a hole-in-one.
A hole in one might be a tall order for the Charmer
but he has snatched a profit of £15.
What a relief.
For her next sale, Katherine is encroaching on Charlie's territory.
The world of fine furniture. She's been persuading her friend, Sheila,
that the corner cabinet she purchased for £40 would make the perfect addition to her home.
Great. Sold. Thank you.
And so the Great One gets a result and a smashing profit of £160.
Watch out, Charlie Ross.
Not that he appears worried because the Charmer is on a mission.
He's trekking his way through the snowy Northamptonshire countryside
as he reckons his biscuit barrel could be just the thing
for restaurateur, Helen.
Sadly, Helen is not well,
but she's got a friend who is going to negotiate on her behalf.
So anything could happen.
-And how are you?
-Look what I've brought for you.
Helen has actually seen the biscuit barrel and said,
"Ooh, I do like that," so that's quite promising.
But what I don't know is what she's prepared to pay for it.
-I'd like £150 for it.
-Well, it's very nice. It is a lovely thing.
-I WAS hoping to get it for less than that, as you might imagine.
-I'm a reasonable man.
-Can we start at 90?
-It COST more than £90.
And I'm no good at making a loss.
-What about 10% off, as she's such a good friend. £135?
-You are a bargainer, aren't you?
Make it £120 and we've got a deal.
I'll sell it to, for Helen, for £120 as long as you promise to tell me
-how much she was prepared to go up to.
-Shake on it.
-It's a deal. Thanks, Charlie.
-And what would she have paid?
HE CHUCKLES I've won!
Yes, a tasty profit of £25 for the victorious Charmer.
And he goes on to sell his rare silver bookmark
to a London silver dealer for an impressive profit of £100.
# I can't play the guitar, I can't play the guitar
# But I can make some profits, some profits tonight
# Yeah. #
Is there no end to the man's talents? Hmm?
The Charmer's got just one item left to shift,
the silver Shirley Golf Club spoon, which he sells to the club president
for a double-your-money profit of £30.
With Charlie's deals all done and dusted,
the Great One's still got her final sale left to make,
the two pieces of Maltese lace.
But she's had a bit of bad luck.
My dog, Daisy, is in the doghouse,
and the reason is because this is the remainder,
the fragments of Maltese lace.
She ate probably 90% of it. I now no longer have any Maltese lace to sell.
Dog ate your homework, Catherine? That's ruff.
Go to the bottom of the class and take a loss of £16 with you.
So, has Katherine's faithful friend ruined her chances
in this close run race?
Has Charlie done enough to win? Let's find out.
Both our booty snatchers had £750 of their own money
to spend at the antiques market.
Charlie 'the Charmer' Ross made nine purchases
and spent a substantial £675.
Katherine 'The Great' Higgins bought six items
but had a much lower total spend of £115.47,
including restoration fees.
But all that matters from now on is profit.
All the money that Katherine and Charlie have made
from today's challenge 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.
-You're still smiling.
-I am. I'm quite tired.
-After covering all those miles!
I walked up and down, up and down, through fields,
but I got the great buys.
You did buy that GHASTLY corner cupboard.
Do you know, I thought a lot of you up until that moment.
Do you know, I think it had tremendous merit.
-It's a stylish piece.
-I've got a new name for you.
-So not true, SO not true!
Ooh, I got quite a lot of profit out of my Sorrento ware.
-Ah, Italy, Italy!
Very good. And a weather vane. Do you know where my weather vane is now?
I just hope you got rid of that rust on it.
No, they're going to do that themselves.
You don't want to overdo the work, you know.
Anyway, it's ended up on the halfway house at Studley Wood Golf Club,
-so every time I play golf there, I can look up at my weather vane.
And admire my thumping great profits, Miss Higgins.
-Hang on a minute. OK, I'm ready for it.
-Are you ready for this one?
-I think so.
-Are you confident?
-No, I'm not, actually. Maybe.
-That's a very unlike you.
-I'm bubbling over with confidence.
-Let's see. OK.
-Do you know, it's so close, it's barely recognisable.
-Might not be to you, dear.
-Three, four, what's the difference? Same thing.
So it's been a close-run race but it's Charlie the Charmer
who's come out on top.
You've had your comeuppance for only spending tuppence.
If you don't spend money, you can't win.
I know I spent a lot but I also made a good profit.
So, Miss Higgins, one to Roscoe.
It's always been my game plan to let Charlie win just one little thing,
and he did it today. He did it very well.
You know, I only spent £100 or so, so, I mean,
there was no way I was going to win.
Well, almost no way.
The Great One will be looking to get her own back on the Charmer tomorrow
as they take their battle to foreign soil,
to an antiques market in France.
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