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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 gives you the insiders' 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. Lovely!
We've got some work to do.
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!
Get ready for a rip-roaring rollercoaster ride.
It's the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth showdown!
The greatest challenge our experts have faced yet.
Our sparring Spartans of the antiques trade
will be tested to the absolute limit.
That's very cruel!
As their challenge to scour the length and breadth of the country
and continent to find antiques and collectables to sell on for profit.
-Coming up: Charlie shows why they call him 'the charmer'.
It's a tough day at the office for Katherine the Great.
That was the longest deal I have ever done in my entire life.
What rubbish have you got there?
And broadcaster Peter Snow gives Charlie a tough time.
-You won't take 10?
It's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Welcome to the showdown.
Pitting two of our most highly honed antiques experts
against each other in the ultimate of challenges.
Our intrepid warriors are two of the antiques world's
most prestigious professionals.
It's the Titian Titan of 20th-century collectables...
Going up against our dapper debonair don of the auctioneering world...
This colossal challenge will test their knowledge
and stamina to the absolute limits,
so let's find out what's in store.
-How are you?
-I'm ready for action.
Have you got a little envelope?
-I've got a big envelope.
I don't know what your says, mine says: "Katherine and Charlie.
Welcome to your final and biggest challenge yet.
You must buy eight items during your regular Put Your Money challenges.
You have to buy two at each event.
You can spend up to £1,000 of your own money.
You can each sell up to 4 items
wherever you want.
The remaining items will go into an auction.
Your auction is in Gloucestershire, approximately 12 weeks from now,
in direct competition with your opponent.
Choose your items wisely, because the winner
will be the one who makes the most profit.
-I'm off to spend my £1,000!
Both our antiques giants have £1,000 of their own money to spend
including any restoration, repairs and buying fees.
So, it's a fierce competition, but who will make the most profit?
My time is seriously running out.
I simply can't stop!
Our battling bargaineers must buy two items
at each of their usual hunting grounds.
A UK antiques fair,
a car boot sale
and a foreign antiques market.
First up, is the Battersea car boot sale in London.
Our duelling duo meet at high noon
in the shadow of that famous powerstation
to battle their way through a sea of stalls.
Of all the buying environments,
this one should have the cheapest items
and therefore, could also offer the biggest potential profit margin.
Which of our boot sale buccaneers will be first to grab a buy?
19th-century pot lids.
Prattware, Staffordshire, printed figures
and here we have another one.
This looks like the village fair or something like that.
And I will ask the price,
in the hope that they're very cheap! How much are they?
-They're not very cheap at all.
-They're not very cheap?
-Everything's relative. How much are they?
Would you take £20 for the two of them? For me?
-£30 for the two?
-28 for the two?
-And go away!
That's very cruel to say that to an old man! I'll have those for 28.
So, The Charmer's away and that's an uppercut
that Katherine The Great didn't see coming.
But Charlie is merciless
and swiftly lands another punch.
Punch cartoon books.
They're great, great reading.
What some people do, which is a bit of a crime of course,
is that they cut out these and put them in frames.
How much would you like for these?
-I don't know. Make me an offer on them.
-For the two?
-No - a fiver each and you can have them.
-I think I could sell them for ten quid, possibly 15 quid.
-No, no if I could sell them for 10 quid each...
-Eight quid, then.
Eight pounds? Its history isn't it?
And I'm going to spend eight quid on my two Punch annuals.
And the charmer's got two buys in his pocket
before the Great One's even got her purse out.
But, Katherine could be about to enter the fray.
We're in the Interwar period, we're with Myott,
a British pottery firm, here, but in my mind,
it's the firm that's maybe
the next Clarice Cliff
and I think it's an underrated firm.
And while Charlie's been sure about his purchases,
our Red Queen is in a spin,
with so much pottery to choose from, our heroine is in a haze of confusion.
Instead of choosing just two, she buys three!
That's against the rules!
The rules say that I'm only allowed to buy two pieces
at each event for my showdown.
OK, so one, two, three.
I've gone wrong already. OK, sorry Charlie!
What I'm going to do is
keep two pieces for my showdown,
this jug and this jug.
And give that to my mother.
And then I haven't broken the rules at all! Back on track.
So, with the £30 cost of the jug for her mum set aside,
Katherine has shelled out £145 in total
for the two remaining pieces of pottery.
With two items apiece,
let's see how much our booty bandits have spent so far.
They each had a budget of £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Charlie 'The Charmer' Ross has started stealthily,
spending only £36,
leaving him a very healthy £964
for his remaining six purchases.
Katherine 'The Great' Higgins splashed out a bit for a boot fair.
£145 for her two items,
leaving her with £855 to spend.
They've both saved the lion's share of their lucre for later,
which is good news, because they've got three rounds to get through.
And so, to round two. The auction.
And it's time for our mighty marauders to cross swords
at Sworder's saleroom in the Essex town of Stansted Mountfichet.
With a mammoth 845 lots there for the taking,
it's who dares wins as they aim to bag two more items
for their showdown spectacular.
With his decades of experience, bashing the gavel,
this is The Charmer's home territory.
But how will he fare on the other side of the hammer?
And can our thoroughly modern mistress of miscellanea give him a run for his money?
As the auction bangs into action,
The Charmer is first to make a move,
bagging some Victoriana, by bidding on an oak stationery cabinet.
-Thank you, sir. 507.
-Thank you. That'll do.
So, The Charmer takes home the stationery cabinet
for £173.60, including commission.
I'm thrilled with this lot.
It's late Victorian,
or even just Edwardian.
It has got here, a registration number,
so we can date it to the nearest year,
but what I like about it
is the quality - A and the condition - B.
And look what it does.
You've got the most wonderful writing slope here,
you've got an extra little compartment under there
and these swing out
and provide you with more space.
It's just as the day it was made.
-Charlie, clearly delighted by his old school stationery piece.
But what does the Great Lady make of it?
Charlie, what's this?
You know, everyone's got them.
When did you last write a letter?
So, a damning verdict from our mistress of the modern.
She's clearly up for a scrap
and she's prepared to go to any lengths to secure a victory,
including buying something really old.
An 18th-century print, which she gets for £55.80,
This is a remarkable picture, for so little money.
I must be able to make a profit on it.
With her first buy bagged, the Great One
is audaciously straying further into Charmer territory,
with her next choice. A piece of furniture she eyed up earlier.
It's described as a small Victorian sofa on turned legs.
It doesn't say three turned legs but it actually has got turned legs
but one caster missing. No estimate.
That means effectively to go. That means it hasn't got a reserve.
It could go for anything. It could go for £5, £10.
That's the kind of attractive sign to me,
that I could get it quite cheap.
And as the hammer goes down, it's sofa so good for Katherine.
She pays £124 including commission.
Couldn't be better. That is a good buy.
So, Katherine the Great is on top of the world
but as the lots fly by,
Charlie still hasn't found his second purchase.
With time and options running out,
he makes a desperate bid for an item from the land of the rising sun.
At £100. Thank you, sir, £100. 507.
Rosco, what have you done?
what you've done is paid £124 including fees for a Japanese screen.
What can you get these days for 100 quid?
Answer - a knackered Japanese screen.
Nurse, the screens!
With that last-minute panic buy from the charmer, it's time to take
a dip into our towering twosome's purses and see what they've spent so far.
From the £1,000 they started off with,
Charlie has now spent £333.60 leaving him with £666.40 in his showdown kitty.
Katherine, meanwhile, has spent almost £325
leaving her with just over £675 for the last two rounds.
For the penultimate round of this showdown,
our courageous crusaders will be going into battle
at the Reims Antiques Fair in France's Champagne country.
Armed with only a fistful of euros, they will be taking on
the legion of Gallic stall-holders to capture two showdown items each,
from the creme de la creme of collectibles on sale.
Now, both contenders have well over half their kitties available to spend
so they can afford to, indeed they must, be bold.
-Another leg of the showdown.
-All I can say to you is 'screen.'
-Did you say 'scream' or screen?'
-I feel nervous for you.
It's worrying me.
Do you not think I'm going to get a profit out of that screen?
-I think the restoration is the issue.
-It will be an issue.
-Anyway, I'm going to buy some more things.
-I might find another chaise longue for you.
The woman of little taste.
Cutting words from the charmer.
Katherine the Great will be determined to prove she's no soft touch today.
She's got some cuddly toys in her sights
and the keen-eyed queen of collectables has spotted something special among the teddies.
Funnily enough, I've picked a non-bear.
This is a jointed plush monkey by Steiff
and the modelling of the face, the felt on the face is just outstanding.
The plush is raised and lively.
The colour is even on the front and the reverse. Sibyl, soixante-cinq.
So, Katherine captures the Steiff monkey for 30 euros
along with a teddy bear for 35 euros so that's 65 euros for the pair -
that's just over £59.
Hello, my name's Charlie Ross.
With her two showdown items already in the bag,
the pressure's off for the Great One, but what of the rapier-witted charmer?
I've got loads of money left
but there's no point just buying something for the sake of it.
Or is there?
Come on, Charlie, there's no time for swanning about.
It's continental silver.
Pepper shaker. Could be a salt, but no, I think it's a pepper shaker.
You take the bottom off, put the salt in there obviously
and shake away. It could be a pepper pot. I think actually it's quite nicely mottled.
And Charlie swoops with an offer of 30 euros.
This man is not moving. This man...
So Charlie's charm can't sway the stall-holders to drop the price
so it's a sale at 40 euros, which is £36.36.
But there's still one more purchase to seek out amongst the stalls
before the charmer can down tools for the day.
Can he find just the thing to sweeten him up?
My word. As biscuit barrels go, this is pretty amazing.
Gilded decoration and enamel flowers.
That's a pure, pure piece of art nouveau.
-What we need to know is who owns it.
-Il est parti au toilette.
He can't give me a price 'cause he's gone to the loo!
That's fair enough, I suppose.
With the stallholder otherwise occupied,
it's down to his mate to do the deal.
Charlie strikes like a hungry panther.
-No, no, no.
-15, pour moi!
-15, OK, OK.
-Excellent. Quinze euros!
So a sweet deal for Charlie there at £13.64.
This could go in to auction. This could be sold privately.
Either way, there's a thumping good profit in it.
Round three is now over and our antiques legionnaires
return from the front line of France and back to Blighty
for the all-important final round.
Both our duellists started out with £1,000 of their own money.
Charlie has spent a total of £383.60
meaning he still has £616.40 in his kitty.
While Katherine has spent £383.89 leaving her £616.11 for round four.
And so begins the final round of buying.
Our two valiant victory seekers have marched on to
the Ardingly antiques market in West Sussex where
their challenge is to each find two profit packers amidst
the 1,500 stalls stuffed with swag.
The plucky charmer is first out of the traps, fighting his way
through the battlefield for a distinctive matchbox holder.
Give us the tools and we will finish the job. What a wonderful thing.
If you want a tenner for that, I'll give you a tenner.
-20 quid, we've got another deal.
-I'll give you a tenner.
-Give us your money!
-There you are, a tenner, sir.
-Thank you, sir.
May I say, it was almost a pleasure to do business with you.
-Thanks very much.
-Thank you very much indeed.
So with Charlie declaring all-out war with that patriotic buy,
what can Katherine the Great do to get herself back in the game?
a silver buttonhook has grabbed her attention.
You know me - £10. Too much.
-What can you do on that?
-£7, deal done.
It's a sweet little buttonhook.
Just the cusp of the late Victorian - early Edwardian era and very nice.
So with that shrewd silver buy for Katherine,
our titanic twosome are neck-and-neck,
but Charlie's launched into action once more,
charm firing on all cylinders.
The lady wanted £90 but we settled at £50 plus a kiss.
Mwah, mwah! Two kisses! And a hug.
It's quite amazing where kissing can get you.
Got an interesting collection of spoons, this one particularly,
which is an image of a marksman shooting at long range targets here.
They're all hallmarked silver
so I suspect the silver content there, arguably £10 each anyway.
I don't think there's any downside here.
So that's Charlie's final purchase in the bag.
Katherine has still got one buy to make
and she's still got loads of cash left.
She might just need it as she's set her heart on a Victorian riding habit.
-What are you thinking about in terms of price?
-We started the day at 750.
I've come down to 650 for you.
I sort of was thinking in the sort of three zone.
It's got to be near 650.
I could go around about 500.
-I could get it down to 620.
I'm sorry but it's got to be 600.
I'm going to have to say I wish you very good luck with it.
-That's OK. 580 any good?
-I can do 560.
-540, you've got a deal.
-I won't argue a tenner so thank you.
Good old boy.
That was the longest deal I have ever done in my entire life
and it's the most I've spent.
What we've got is a late 19th century riding habit.
The thing the Victorian lady with means behind her would have worn.
It's made out of the most exquisite cotton velvet.
Everything about it is original - untouched, unrepaired.
It is absolutely glorious.
With a lot riding on that purchase for Katherine,
round four comes to an end.
Our intrepid antiques adventurers have now purchased all their showdown items.
Time to assess their spending.
Our duelling duo started this epic showdown
with £1,000 of their own cash to buy eight items.
At close of play, Charlie's not even spent half his kitty
with a total outlay of £443.60.
While Katherine has thrown caution to the winds.
She spent a massive £930.89.
Before our battling buccaneers can go their separate ways,
there's just time for them to assess each other's weapons of war
and Katherine's most expensive buy is the main talking point.
£540! For a bit of cloth? Educate me, darling, educate me.
It is the most fantastic Victorian riding habit that you will ever see.
It's just really good quality piece. What's this?
This - you know what it is.
My hero who died in 1965, and I think it's great.
Great, great. In the immortal words of the great man,
I shall fight you in the saleroom
and I shall never, ever surrender.
Is he for real?
Our tireless troopers return to base
where they must refocus all their energies
into selling their items
in order to achieve the highest possible profits.
The dealer with the most money will take the title
but this is the showdown and it's not quite that simple.
Both our dealers have eight items to sell and at least four of them
must be sold at auction without any reserve price.
It's a white-knuckle ride where our competitors might win big
or they might make cruel losses.
Both our experts must start by carefully selecting which items
they think will gain the most under the gavel.
I think the biscuit barrel will sell at auction.
Guilt spelter mounts, fabulous enamelling
and I also bought the little salt in the form of a swan.
Thrilled about that. It's silver, Continental silver,
but I think, again, an easy thing to sell.
The big Japanese screen which I'm going to put into auction.
I might just tart it up a bit myself.
I'm going to risk the pot lids at auction. Are they saleable any more?
Possibly not as saleable as they used to be.
And which items will the Great One be putting under the hammer?
I've decided my little silver buttonhook is going to be
perfect auction material.
Also, that little Steiff monkey. He will sit very nicely in the sale.
My ceramics will tempt auction buyers so that's the right place for them.
It's all going to come down to that last day at the auction.
Miss Higgins, I'll meet you there and I'm throwing down the gauntlet now.
Oh, watch out, Katherine. The charmer means business.
Before the action at the auction kicks off, our memorabilia maestros
have items that they need to find private buyers for.
Charlie needs to shift four solid silver spoons,
a Winston Churchill matchbox holder, a Victorian stationery box
and two 19th century Punch cartoon books.
Katherine will have to find a home for the Bolton Castle print,
the Victorian chaise longue, a Victorian ladies riding habit
and a vintage teddy bear.
But both our dealers know that until they've shaken on it
and the money's changed hands, no deal is truly sealed.
Our vintage virtuosos hit the phones
and it's Charlie who's first out of the traps.
He's been using his VIP contacts book
to target the ideal buyer for his boot sale bargain books.
Well, here I am on the outskirts of London,
clutching two priceless tomes of Punch cartoons.
I hope I'm going to be selling those to Peter Snow,
a well-known television personality.
Will I make a profit? Will I make a loss? Well, it's for you to guess.
Charles Ross, BBC News, somewhere near London.
-Peter, how lovely to see you!
-Charlie, nice to see you too.
-Look what I've got for you.
-I can see they look like Punches.
-As I think I said you in my email,
I thought these might interest you, the satire of the whole thing.
-Oh my goodness.
-One of these volumes is 1869.
-The other one I think is 1875.
I just wondered if I could sell them to you.
-Well, I mean, what do you want?
-I thought £30 for the two.
30 quid for a couple of scruffy old leather volumes?
-What about a fiver for the two?
-What about 25?
-Oh, go on, I'll give you £8.
-You won't take 10?
No. £15. It's a deal!
Charlie starts with a small but punchy profit of £7 on the satirical scripts.
Surely something to smile about.
Katherine the great sets off on her selling campaign
by journeying to Bolton Castle,
the location that features on the 18th century print she bought at auction.
She's tracked down Tom, who is the son of the eighth Lord Bolton.
-Does it look familiar?
-Gosh, that's beautiful.
It's certainly Bolton Castle.
I think there's a bit of artistic licence.
It's got the rivers painted very close up to the castle,
which obviously it's about a mile away.
No, it couldn't be anywhere else, I don't think.
I'm delighted you've managed to bring it home.
What do you think it's worth, you're the expert.
I would love to hover around about the £300 mark.
-I think that would be fair.
-I'd certainly like it to be here.
I was going to say 250 but perhaps we could meet somewhere in the middle.
-How about 280, that sort of figure?
-280 sounds great to me.
-It's a really beautiful painting.
What a stunning result for our red-haired raider.
It's a profit of £224.20 on the print,
which must surely worry Charlie.
Talking of whom, where is our dapper chappie?
Dr Livingstone, I presume.
You may think I'm in the Amazon but I'm looking for an explorer
who spends most of his life in the Amazon.
He wants to buy my wonderful box, for some reason,
but I'm not in the Amazon, am I?
I'm in Chiswick.
And he's headed for the house of professional explorer, Mark.
-It's quite lucky to find you in, isn't it?
-It is, it is.
Aren't you supposed to be in the Amazon basin of something?
Been there, done that.
You must have some heroes.
Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke.
They are most famous for searching for the source of the Nile.
That was back in the 1800s.
You'd see this as a connection historically?
Definitely. They would set up camp or their porters would
and they would record their observations, whatever findings, on something exactly like this.
For me, the link is huge.
-You're happy to buy it?
-I am, depending on price.
-Depending on price.
-I'd like £300 for it.
I can give you £100 for this box, Mr Ross.
I have to tell you that that's less than I paid for it.
-250 quid, how about that?
-200 really would be my limit.
-Could I squeeze you to 220?
-I don't think you could.
Maybe at 210. It just gives me slightly...
-I could do 210.
-Could you do 210?
-I can do 210.
It's a slim profit but I'm thrilled to know where it's going.
-Thank you, sir.
A tough haggle gives the charmer an adventurous profit of £36.40 for the stationery box.
And now, it's do or die time for Katherine the Great.
She's got to sell her most costly buy - the Victorian riding ensemble
that she bought for a whacking £540 at the Ardingly Antiques Fair.
-I brought you this. Lovely to meet you.
She's hoping that Kate at a costume hire company in Hazelmere
will share her enthusiasm.
This is - I think it's amazing -
it's like being in an Aladdin's cave or Mr Benn's shop.
We've often been called Mr Benn's shop. It's great fun.
I've brought you the very best of Victorian velvet.
It is a sumptuous treat actually.
It's absolutely gorgeous. The shape of it is lovely.
I would love you to have it. The question is whether or not...
I would like to think that around about 600 was right
but that's your call on how you play that one.
That would probably be a bit too much for me.
-I would say 550.
If we could go to 560, I'd be a very happy lady.
-Oh, go on then, it is lovely. It is gorgeous.
-I think shake on it.
So it was a big gamble that didn't quite pay off for Katherine,
giving her just £20 in profit.
That would surely cheer Charlie on for his next item.
The Winston Churchill matchbox holder he got for just £10 at the boot fair.
He's headed to London as he's hoping that his friend Roger
will be the man to take it off his hands.
Where better to meet than at the English Speaking Union
where Churchill once held the role of chairman.
You are, after all, the man in my eyes that looks
more like Churchill than anybody else I've ever met.
-Look at that.
-Isn't that fun?
-That's rather sweet, isn't it?
It's a little matchbox case from I think 1941.
It's got some wonderful quotes, not only from Churchill,
but also from Roosevelt.
Yes. "Put your confidence in us." What's it worth?
Priceless of course, isn't it, if that is his burn.
It must be worth thousands.
You've bought it for about 10p in a car boot sale.
I paid more than 10p for it. 40 quid.
-Don't think I heard you quite right.
-What do you reckon?
-What about 35 quid? Meet me in the middle.
How about the number of times I played for England at hockey?
-How many was that?
Oh, what a pity you didn't play 100 times.
Listen, 153 goals but I'm not paying that for it.
-I'll tell you what, I'll settle at 33.
So it's a best of British profit of £23 for the Churchill matchbox holder.
Charlie's least favourite item of his opponent's selection is next on her selling list.
Katherine is hoping that the Victorian chaise longue
she bought at auction will be just the thing to inspire
furniture restorer and upholsterer Sarah Louise.
-What do you think?
I'd love to buy it at the right price.
-If we came up with something like 260, 270 I'd be...
260, you have got a deal.
Minus the £12 she had to spend on a new caster for the chaise,
it's a flamboyant profit of £124 for Katherine the Great.
Back in central London, Charlie has a couple more little somethings
to show his friend Roger. He's hoping to tempt him
with two of the silver spoons he bought at the Ardingly Antiques Fair.
They're both the Coronation 1937 of George VI.
-They're in jolly good condition.
Considering they're silver, amazingly cheap.
You could have those 25 quid each, 50 quid for the two of them.
Yeah, I think 20 each, 40 quid.
So it's a sweet deal of £40 for Charlie.
He goes on to sell the other two spoons again for £40,
giving him a total profit of £30 on all four spoons.
# Look for the bare necessities
# The simple bare necessities. #
Katherine the Great has one sale left to make
and it's time for her to part
with the teddy she bought in France for around £32.
Look who I brought you.
She's found a potential home for him with Andrew.
-I sent you a picture.
-Here he is in real life.
This is inspired by the Steiff Zotty bears, which came out in 1951.
Sir Andrew, can I tempt you to buy him?
I'd rather we use the terminology adopt, actually,
but I would be prepared to adopt him.
I think there's definitely a bond between you.
-You can tell, can you?
-I can tell! I can tell.
I think he'd love to be with you for around about the £100 mark.
Well, the bear has spoken, I guess.
-It's a deal.
-Oh, thank you.
-Shall we shake hands?
-We should shake hands.
So it's a happy profit of £68.18 for Katherine.
But a sad farewell to Teddy.
Goodbye, little fellow.
Bye-bye, Teddy. Ohh!
And as we hit the halfway point in a savage selling struggle,
let's check on our prime pros' profits.
The charmer has sold four items and bagged himself a profit so far
Katherine the Great has also sold four items
but she's made a whopping profit of £436.38.
But the wheeler-dealing must all end there.
Our determined duellists must sell everything that remains at auction,
where they're in the hands of the auctioneer and totally powerless in negotiating prices.
-This final battle of the gavel will take place in Cirencester.
Good morning, good morning.
-They have sold things for literally millions here.
-My things for millions?
-No, your things will struggle.
-Darling, it's all about colour.
My things are all colourful!
You're all about colour and frankly,
if your goods looked half as good as you do, you might do quite well.
Come on, I'll take you in.
Before the bidding begins,
our competitors snatch a quick look at each other's wares.
Charlie and the screen, they were a match made in heaven
but they're not a match for anyone in the 21st century, I'm afraid.
Over here, you've got bits of tape attaching the broken part.
The condition is awful!
Some people buy antiques.
Some people buy ghastly painted nursery rhyme items
like a Wade Heath jug from the 1930s.
She paid £125 for it.
Must be barking, I would have thought.
Actually, Charlie, I like it.
I think you could well quadruple your money on these.
Katherine, this is a really nice buttonhook.
It's going to have to make £20 or so if you take commission into consideration,
although it only cost seven, so it's a bit tight.
Now it's the moment of truth as the bidding starts
and first up is the jug that Katherine bought for £20 at the book fair.
-I'm rooting for you, baby!
-£30, nice little deco piece, £30.
Don't be silly. 20 then. At £20, a bid here at 20.
20 is plenty.
-Selling here then on a maiden bid of 20.
-That's more than enough.
At £20, you all done? It's selling then at 20.
Oh dear. What a disappointing start for the Great One.
After fees, it's a loss of £9.84.
She's got to be hoping that her expensive job can do a lot better
despite Charlie's criticism of its appeal.
Starting at 100 and it would be cheap. 100?
-If only I could bid in this.
-£50, £30 then.
-Oh, Miss Higgins.
-This is nice.
-40, 5, 50.
There he goes, now he's motoring.
-At £55, 60.
-Two people without any taste.
At 75 here, 80 now. At 75, 80 going to say now then.
No, you're only losing 50 less commission, 60, 70.
-You've lost more than half your money.
-You all done at 75?
It's crisis time for our rampaging redhead.
That crashing loss of £70.40 after fees on the second jug
really puts her on the back foot.
Time for the charmer to enter the fray with his pot lids.
He bought them for £28.
This is my least favourite lot.
When I bought these, I thought, Rosco, not happy.
After fees, it's a small profit of £2.36 for the charmer,
which is still a lot better than Katherine has managed so far.
Now, can Charlie continue on his roll with the sale
of his French market bargain, the biscuit barrel.
Start me, 50. £50. At £50, thank you.
5 anyone else? At £50 on my left here.
At £50 and 5, 60, 5, 70, 5, 80.
It cost £13.64.
At £80, still looks cheap at £80. 5 anyone else?
-At £80 on my left, at £80.
-Give me a kiss.
-Actually, you are covered in red now.
-I don't mind.
Our first major profit of the auction goes to the charmer,
who's £45 better off after fees with that very sweet sale.
Next up comes Katherine's Steiff monkey that she bought in France.
Here we go, good colour, lovely looking condition there.
Who will start me?
-Start me at 100.
-100, what's he on?
-Don't be silly, 50p's more the mark.
-At £35, you all sure now, then?
There's very little interest in the monkey
and it ends up losing Katherine £4.89 after fees.
What a blow for the Great One.
Can she get herself out of trouble with the help of her silver buttonhook.
It's up next under the hammer.
-I really like your buttonhook.
-I'm not being sarcastic.
I'm already at a loss with it though
because of the cost of putting it into the sale.
It's going to have to make £20, isn't it?
-All done then on a maiden bid of 10?
-Feels good to me.
Because you've done your money again. Oh, Higgins.
Oh, dear! The Great One learns a harsh lesson
and she makes a loss of £4.92 on the small piece of silver.
Another chance for the charmer to show the lady how it's done with his silverware.
The swan table salt he bought in Reims.
£30 to get on. At £30, a bid there at 30.
-At £30, 5, 40, 5, 50.
You are on gas, Rosco!
At £90, you all sure?
-90 it is.
And the charmer swans off with a profit of £30.36 after auction fees.
Higgins, you come out with me, girl, I'll show you how to make a profit.
With Katherine put in her place, it's time for Charlie's final lot.
The Japanese screen that his rival has been so scathing about.
Miss Higgins, stop it! I bet you knocked that bit off.
The Shibayama screen there, what are you going to bid me for that?
Who'll start me? Start me at 100. Ooh, it's gone quiet.
This is the one they're all here for. The one they're all here for.
-I can start you on the book at 60.
Don't give it away, sir!
70, 5, 80, 5, 90, 5, 100.
-Is that all?
-Who could be bidding?
At £110. 110, thank you.
-Yes! Thank you, sir.
Yes, it sold but unfortunately for the charmer,
he loses £41.12 on the screen.
-It could have been worse.
Those wise words marked the ceasefire in the hammer hostilities.
Our Great lady had a rather uncomfortable time at the auction
while apart from his last lot,
the charmer came out relatively unscathed.
But before we see what effect that's had on the overall result,
let's recap on their spending.
Both our experts started the contest with £1,000 of their own money
to spend on eight items each.
Charlie the charmer spent £443.60. Katherine spent a great deal more.
£942.89 including restoration costs.
All of the money that Katherine and Charlie have made from
today's challenge will be given to charities of their choice.
Without further ado, it's time to find out
who is today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Champion.
-What an adventure we've had!
-What a journey!
-I'm exhausted, are you?
-No, not at all.
-But then you're young.
-I am indeed.
-I'm not too confident about this.
-I can't bear this.
One, two, three - go!
Oh, that's a thrash!
And Katherine the Great lives up to her nickname
with over twice as much profit as the charmer from the showdown.
Both our experts have been building up their profit pots all week
over a series of challenges.
It's now time to reveal whether Charlie or Katherine
will be this week's overall champion.
I'm afraid that this whole journey, for me,
is not looking too good, is it?
Well, that's wonderful.
You've made a lot of money and I've made a fair bit for my charity.
Ultimate victory goes to our flame-haired fighter, Katherine.
Both our experts have made fantastic profits
and all the money will be going to their chosen charities.
My chosen charity is Shooting Star Chase who provide hospice care
for families who have children and teenagers with life-limiting conditions.
My chosen charity is The Art Room, an Oxford-based charity
for 5-16 year olds with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
Well, Charlie and Katherine have both shown that they can
put their money where their mouths are and they'd proved they can make
a solid profits from antiques when their own money is on the line.
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