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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!
Today, it's a car boot buying bonanza with suave antiques tough guy Jonty Hearnden,
testing his strength against cunning femme fatale Catherine Southon.
Coming up, Catherine will turn her hand to anything to make a quick buck.
Banana, banana, banana! A pound a bowl, sir?
-Jonty finds the hidden gems.
-When I looked through the glass, it said "silver".
But they're both in for a tough time when it comes to making profit.
I would really like £75 for my collection.
-Would you like to buy them from me today?
It would be scrap value only.
It's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Taking their places on the starting line are two of the most discerning, but deadly dealers around.
They're savvy, they're switched on and they've got all the right moves to bag those brilliant bargains.
Our first contender is certainly refined, but don't be fooled by her lady-like demeanour.
She's an antiques assassin who never backs down - Queen of Kent...
-Eight's the best.
-Seven. That's it.
And she's got stiff competition, a haggling hitman with a keen eye for what's hot and what's not.
It's the man who puts the "ox" in Oxfordshire...
I think I need to wear this to protect myself from Catherine.
Our speed demons are racing for the flag at Marks Tey Car Boot Sale near Colchester,
a field filled with 250 stalls, piled high with winning wares.
But the car boot is no hoot.
It requires rooting around to sort out the rubbish from the rarities,
so which one of our Formula One dealers will put their foot down and which one will be left eating dust?
They've each got £250 of their own money to spend and all their profits go to their chosen charities.
We join our experts in a nearby hotel
because those Essex car booters are up and trading at the crack of dawn.
Jonty Hearnden and Catherine Southon, rise and shine,
it's time to put your money where your mouth is!
-Jonty, good morning.
-Good morning. How are you?
-Good, thank you.
-Good. Did you sleep well?
-Very well. And you?
Here we are in Colchester with £250 to spend at the car boot sale.
-Yes. Jonty, I am on a mission this morning.
-And the mission is?
The mission is to buy lots of goodies and beat you!
-So no different to any previous mission.
-No, not at all.
At this particular car boot sale, the dealers get there very early and the sun hasn't properly risen yet,
-which means other bargain spotters might be there as well.
-Lots of competition. Come on.
Yes, no time to waste for our antiques adversaries.
They need to get on site and see what's shifting.
-Here we are, Jonty.
-Yeah, and as predicted, they're all here already. So early still.
-It's quite compact, isn't it?
-Cleverly laid out. It's all very straightforward, I think.
-I think we should get round it quite easily.
-Let's hope. Good luck, Jonty.
-Have a good morning.
-Not too much luck. See you later.
And they're off. Like high performance roadsters, they're instantly into the fast lane,
overtaking everyone to catch up on lost time.
These two really know how to keep the revs up.
I am on one serious mission today.
I'm going to spend £50 and £50 only and I'm going to get myself some serious bargains.
Oh, an extra challenge - a self-imposed limit!
Cunning Catherine is clearly brimming with confidence, but she's up against a fierce contender.
And The Hitman is armed with a cool, clear strategy of his own.
I like to ask the owners of the items that I'm interested in
to see if there's any history, if there's any provenance.
If there is, then there's every likelihood that I'm talking to a private individual and not a trader.
Those are the items that I'm interested in
because they may not know exactly what they have.
Those are the items that could have big profits in it for me.
Hmm, it's a merciless game, this dealing.
Sympathy and niceties must be cast aside.
You need to go all out to make a profit.
It's Jonty who hits the brakes first as he finds two sweet items.
They're quite nice and fun.
So tell me about these. How long have you had these?
I've had them about three years.
Three years. How much are they?
-£2 for the pair.
Well, I'm not going to argue for two quid.
There you go.
So, a couple of sweetie jars. They're not particularly old, but they're just a bagful of fun.
For a couple of quid, I'm sure there's a profit in there somewhere.
If I fill them with sweets, they could be worth even more.
Now, you might think Jonty's taken an early lead,
but no, fast on his tail is Cunning Catherine who has also sealed her first deal.
I bought this oval mantel mirror.
It's quite simple, but it's Edwardian, so early 20th century
with a nice boxwood and ebonised stringing around the outside.
Quite simple, but still a rather nice piece.
There is a little bit of silvering to the end and a little bit of damage,
but overall, it's a nice piece and I think for £9, not bad.
It's still early in the morning, so Catherine rewards herself with a quick pit stop to fill up on fuel.
These are the best purchases that I'm going to make all day.
Jonty is never going to beat me with these.
No, but The Hitman has caught the whiff of a potential winner - a lady's glass dressing table set.
Before he strikes, he wants the full background.
-I think it comes from my wife's aunt She left it to my wife.
-Is it all in good condition?
-It's all in good condition, yeah.
-And do you remember this in your wife's aunt's house?
-Did she have that on her dressing table?
-Yeah. It looked nice.
There's the provenance Jonty wanted. Now it's all about price.
So what's your very best price for me?
-I would like to think 18 would be my best.
I was thinking more like a tenner.
No, I couldn't do it for a tenner. I think it's worth a bit more than that.
What about 12 quid?
I'll do it for 16. That's my lot. I can't go lower than 16.
-15 and I'll buy it.
-Go on then.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Always focused on profit, Jonty pushes the price right down.
Catherine needs to wolf down that sausage butty and free up both her hands,
especially as she's up against Jonty
who has now found his third item - a zinc bath tub for £15.
This would make a great item to put large plants in.
It would make a great planter, so if I can sell this to somebody who owns a salvage yard, fantastic,
but even better, if I can find a private buyer who wants to take it off my hands straight away,
I know I'm into a big, fat profit. 15 quid - what a great investment!
There's no stopping Jonty. At this rate, it won't be long before he's lapping Catherine
whose engine appears to have stalled.
No, I haven't. I thought I had.
There's a few little silvery bits there, but nothing of interest.
His opponent may be struggling,
but the last thing on Jonty's mind is Catherine.
I haven't had a chance to even think about her situation because I've been buying so much.
And here, look around us, there is so much stuff, stuff, stuff! Can she spot the bargains?
Well, I think I've done so already.
Pride comes before a fall, Hitman.
Don't get caught out as our lady has finally found something to take her fancy.
-It's a nice pattern.
-It is. It's a very pretty pattern.
It's modern, but they've been doing this stuff for a long time.
That one is a reasonably old cup and saucer. I don't know the exact date because I can't pinpoint the mark.
-This pattern they keep stopping and starting.
-They do it in different colours as well.
-Yes, I've seen a pink.
-A pinky-brown colour.
-I always think these look lovely on a dresser.
-No, I'll do 3.
3. I'll shake on 3.
Definitely not 2.50.
-I like it enough to keep it for 2.50, but 3...
3. OK, we're happy with 3.
Catherine is off the hard shoulder and back up to full throttle.
I've bought myself a Burleigh cup and saucer.
This could be '60s, '70s,
or it could be a modern piece because they keep repeating the pattern.
But if you were to buy this retail today, you'd probably be looking at £30 for it.
It's a lovely cup and saucer, good, traditional, blue-and-white pattern,
and for £3, I have got to get a decent profit on this.
Catherine is raising her game and as the car boot's public address system starts pumping out the tunes,
our lady celebrates with a little burst of dealer dancing.
-Saturday Night Fever, isn't it?
-It's not the kind of music you expect for this time in the morning.
-It wakes everybody up.
And while she's on the rise, it's time to take a look at the tallies.
Both our brave booters arrived here with £250 of their own cash to splash.
Cunning Catherine is determined to keep her spending down
and so far she has picked up two items for £12,
leaving £238 in her kitty.
Jonty "The Hitman" is pushing ahead.
He has purchased three items so far for £32,
leaving him £218 still to spend.
As the next round of this car boot bonanza begins,
our two booty hunters can't afford to ease up on the gas.
People are still unpacking which is good news. It means I'm not too late for the bargains.
As The Hitman hurls himself back into the fray,
our golden girl alights upon a stall that makes her blush.
You've got lots of nude women.
-No, that's fine. I didn't need to look at them.
-They're all repros.
-I was just...
Hmm, our lady moves on and it's not long before she bumps into a potential ally.
-Who are you up against?
-Jonty. Jonty Hearnden.
-Hey, Hitman, they're talking about you!
-Have you sold anything to him?
-Up with the girlies!
Those welcome words give Catherine a boost and she spots her next target.
So it's like, um... For opening cans, isn't it?
It's different because it's got the spike. I've always seen them with th shark's fin on the top, not a spike,
which is for...
-How much are you wanting for this, though?
-£15?! Oh, gosh!
I've got to make a profit on something like this.
-Can you do a bit better on that?
-I'll do 10 for you.
-We did say "the girls", didn't we?
Can you do five on it?
-I can't go that low.
-Oh, go on, for me, the girls!
-Eight and that's the best I can do.
I couldn't tempt you to six?
-That is my best.
-Seven. We'll do it at seven. I'm happy with that at seven.
# Here come the girls... #
Cunning Catherine shows her mettle. She does a deal for less than half the asking price.
Now, that is how you haggle.
-There we go.
-Definitely not a reproduction. Lovely. Thank you very much.
-Good luck to the girls, yeah?
I've bought myself a bit of a quirky one. I couldn't resist this -
a bully beef tin opener.
It's difficult to put a date on this.
I would say probably around the '30s, '40s.
I've bought one of these before which was in the shape of a fish and I sold it for £25.
There's not a huge margin there, but there's definitely a profit.
It's three items each now, though possibly not for long,
because Catherine might have already browsed this stall, but perhaps she didn't dig deep enough.
-These are nice silver cuff links.
-Silver cuff links...
-I like those mother-of-pearl cuff links. Are they silver?
-I don't know, to be honest with you.
Time for the dealer's best friend - the trusty pocket magnifier.
-What's the damage on these as you've been so nice?
-Yeah, there's a bit in it for you.
-Let's have a look at those. These are definitely silver?
-Them two are silver, yeah.
-What's the price on these?
-A tenner if you want them with the...
-A tenner for the two pairs?
-Go on then.
-Yeah, go on.
OK, that's great.
That sounds like a blinding deal and The Hitman certainly agrees.
When I was looking through the glass to see the casing
around the mother-of-pearl, it said "silver".
That means I've got two pairs of solid silver cuff links for a tenner. That's a bargain!
Yes, great work by The Hitman, but could his luck be about to run out
because his next stop is Catherine's cheerleader? Surely, she won't be an easy touch.
-A nice page turner.
-Lovely, aren't they?
I had one of these once and I couldn't sell it for toffee!
The lady stays true to Catherine. She doesn't even bother with Jonty and he walks away empty-handed.
But our dealing duchess isn't having much luck either.
It's quite compact here and I feel like I keep going over the same old ground...
..which is slightly worrying.
And wherever she looks, nothing is quite right.
I'm trying to work out what exactly that is.
It's part of the...
Nasal...passage. It's all in French.
It's pretty horrible, actually.
We've got a little desk set there, so this is a little calendar and two ink wells, then a pen rest there.
It's not the best quality.
But look long enough and something will pop out of the woodwork.
I think that's quite a sweet thing.
There's no real age to it,
but something like this, if you could sell this,
paint it or give it that shabby chic look,
I think somebody would probably buy that and put it in their children's bedroom,
and put all their toys in there.
I don't think it's very old. Take off all the transfers.
It's probably a couple of years old, but it's just got a nice sort of feel about it.
I'll see what the price is on that.
Hiya. Your little kids' bench...
-It looks like it's brand-new.
I don't think so. It's got a little bit of age. Not a lot, 20, 30 years maybe, but it's a cute little thing.
-Can it be five?
-No, I'll do it for eight. That'll be it.
I don't want to spend eight on it. That's too much.
That's it, I'm afraid.
-Split the difference, six?
No, can't do it. Eight's the best. Sorry.
-Seven and that's it.
-No, I'd rather take it home. £8 and it's cheap at that.
It's not. You don't want to take that home. It's far too big.
-All right, I'll do it for seven.
-£7. Thank you. I hope those transfers will come off!
Catherine had her work cut out there, but she pulls up even with The Hitman. It's now four buys each.
If we take off all the transfers and paint it all up, I can sell that to somebody for about £40.
Have faith, Catherine. You're still well below your £50 limit.
Jonty has had a sudden change of heart about that page turner,
but to get it, he'll have to face up to the stallholder who's on Catherine's side.
This is a really lovely object here. What's your very best on it?
-That's my best.
-Your very, very best? Seven quid?
Hang on. What happened to girls sticking together?
-We never use these today, a page turner?
-A lot of people don't know what they are and ask what it's for.
-If you've got beautiful books, you don't want to handle them.
-It's a really lovely object.
-So seven quid is your best?
-That is my best.
-Are you sure about that?
-That's £7 to YOU.
-£7 to me.
Oh, isn't she fickle?
-That's lovely. I'll have a good go at that if that's all right.
That's another purchase. That's lovely.
My goodness, what a turnaround!
-Can I do one of these?
-Most certainly. I'll have another one.
-Thank you very much.
-Take care. Thank you.
Catherine's got no idea what's been going on. The tunes on the tannoy are keeping her otherwise engaged.
-MUSIC: "Amarillo" - Tony Christie
-They're really rocking down here in Colchester. Got some serious music!
Buoyed by the cheery tunes, Catherine gets distracted by a fruit and veg stall.
Our demon dealer fancies slipping into selling mode.
Banana, banana, banana! A pound a bowl! A pound a bowl, sir?
Here we go! Hey... Lovely!
Like a duck to water, all good practice for what's to come.
-Putting them in a bag would help.
-Do the job properly Don't muck around. Come on!
-Or maybe just stick to the antiques.
-She was giving the bowl away. What is she doing to me here?
While Catherine goes bananas, there's no joking for Jonty.
He's fully focused on finding those hidden gems.
-Have you got any 1950s costume jewellery?
-I've got loads.
-Have you? I need a bit of class.
I need something that's a bit showy, a bit of bling.
If I could find three or four, I'd be interested in doing a little purchase.
The Hitman picks out his targets with laser beam focus.
What sort of price are we talking for the lot there?
-So it's 41, isn't it?
-Yeah. Will you...
Will you do 25 and then I'm happy?
-Just for these?
-Yeah. Are you happy...?
OK, thank you very much indeed. That's brilliant.
Not just one hidden gem, but five. There's got to be a profit there.
Now, Catherine's bopping is not stopping her shopping.
Just like her opponent, her eye has been caught by some cuff links.
-How about those for a pair of cuff links?
-Aren't they lovely with the horses on?
-What would be your absolute bottom on those?
-Those I'd sell for about 25. To you, I'd do them for £10.
Hmm... What are those ones?
-Aston Martin. Who do I know that's got an Aston Martin?
-How much do they retail?
-£35 to £55 the pair probably.
I just don't know which ones to go for.
Why don't you take the two for £22, including the box?
You know you can't lose because they're worth more than that on their own and so are they.
I'll do £20 for the two and that's it.
You're too happy with that. Maybe I should go down a bit. Maybe I should say £18.
-It's been nice dealing with you.
-Is that all right?
-Yeah. Give us a kiss.
Sealed with a kiss and with the stallholders packing up for the day,
both our pit-stop profiteers have taken the chequered flag.
They both arrived today with £250 burning holes in their pockets.
Catherine bought five items and spent just £46,
coming in under her target.
Jonty, however, is taking home six purchases.
He paid £74.
But now it's time to concentrate on potential profit,
so how do our bargain busters think they've done?
-How did you get on, Jonty?
-So much better than I expected.
-You've got some nice pieces there.
I'm very pleased. I love that bench. I didn't find any furniture.
-I like that.
-I paid £7 for that and I can see it selling for £40.
-She says very hopefully!
-Well, you've got to hope!
-What I find really interesting is
we both have two pairs of cufflinks. Of all the stuff in the sale today.
We're on the same wavelength. What's this connection with jewellery?
I just saw somebody with a big stand. I know lots of people
are desperate for 1950s, 1960s costume jewellery. I've got lots of customers for that sort of thing.
-So I bought a little job lot.
-Fancy buying any from me?
-Is the bath part of it?
-It certainly is.
Hopefully I'll sell that to somebody who wants to use it in the garden, put pot plants in it. Hopefully.
-How are you getting home?
-Train, I think.
-Train? I've got my car here. See you later.
Thanks, Jonty(!) Don't worry about me.
The Hit Man reveals his ruthless streak and he's going to need it as the heat of battle intensifies.
Our hardy hagglers must now go all out to sell their goodies for maximum profit.
They must rifle through their contacts books and call upon all their years of experience
to find the very best buyers.
After Jonty abandoned her, Catherine's made it home to Kent
and has her finger firmly on the car boot pulse.
My cup and saucer, my Burleigh transfer-printed cup and saucer,
£3 I paid for that. Definitely a profit to be had there.
I love the children's toy bench.
I love the way you can lift the seat up, put all the toys inside.
What I don't love and which might be a bit of a problem is all these transfers across the front of it.
They don't come off. But I hope I can sell it to someone and they will see beyond that,
paint it all up and make it look beautiful.
The Edwardian mirror, it's OK. A bit boring, but I can definitely make a couple of pounds.
Our money maiden must also negotiate on two pairs of cufflinks and the can opener.
I only spent £46 in total on my items.
Although it may be a little thin on content, they are quality items
that will guarantee me a profit.
And it's quality, not quantity, that counts.
Over in Oxfordshire, the Hit Man is planning his own selling strike.
I'm very pleased with what I've brought back with me.
I suppose my biggest gem is my page turner.
It's such a lovely, tactile object.
I love the fact that this has been around for 100, 120 years.
Now my collection of costume jewellery is very nice, too.
My sweetie jars. Who will I sell those to? I have no idea, but at £2, a great investment.
And sitting by my fireside is my lovely zinc bath.
It looks rather comfortable.
Hearnden the heavyweight also has his own pairs of cufflinks and the set of glassware.
It's easy buying. It's twice as hard to sell.
Our selling sprinters are looking strong, but there will be hurdles
and until they've shaken on it and the money has changed hands, no deal is truly sealed.
Those are the rules, so let's fire the starting gun.
The Hit Man hurls himself off the starting blocks and hot foots it to his first sale.
I'm now driving to my local town, Wallingford. There's all sorts of good old-fashioned shops there.
One of them is a sweet shop.
It has row upon row of storage jars, full of those really good old-fashioned boiled sweets.
Hmm. Sounds like just the place to try and sell some allsorts jars.
The Hit Man invested just £2 in them, but can he sweet talk owner Victoria?
# Sugar... #
I bought them and they're not particularly old, but I still think they're perfect for your shop.
-What do you think?
-They look good.
-All in perfect condition.
-They've got a nice seal on them, so they're airtight.
-That's quite important for sweets, is it?
Yes, definitely. They last a lot longer.
-I'm looking for £25 for the pair.
-Well...would you take 15?
No, can we come somewhere in the middle?
-I'm happy with 20.
-20? OK, yeah, that's fine. I'll do it for 20.
Short and sweet and sure to give him a sugar rush,
the jars make jaunty 10 times what he paid and bring him in a profit of £18.
That sale has left a really sweet taste in the mouth.
It just goes to show you can really find a home for anything if you work hard enough.
One sale in the bag and our Hit Man is gaining momentum.
He heads to a hat shop in Reading that sells vintage items.
The owner pays £25 for Jonty's dressing table glassware set,
making another £10 to plunge into our profit rocket's picket.
Jonty is stacking up stellar sales, but Catherine is hot on his heels.
Her first visit is to Lynsey, who runs a vintage shop, and she's looking to do some bumper business.
-I take it you've not come empty-handed.
-I bring gifts.
-Right. The mirror I wouldn't be interested in. We've had quite a few of those.
-Even at a bargain price?
-What was you looking at?
-No more than £10.
-I can pick them up for that all day long.
-We couldn't do 15 on that?
But what about this child seat cum toy chest?
-It's nice. It needs some work doing to it.
-I mean, as soon as I saw this I thought of you.
I know you buy second-hand furniture and you sort of reinvent it.
I mean, we'll paint that and just do one of the creams with a nice cushion on top of it.
-Oh, that's a nice idea. It's a practical, good piece of furniture.
-Yes. It's nice.
-And we do have a demand for those.
-I would like 50.
-Oh, Lynsey. You're being hard.
-I know. I know what I sell them for.
-It's not much above that.
Can we do 45, then?
I was thinking 35.
45 would be better.
-It would be a lot better.
-I'll be generous and meet you in the middle. 40.
What about the mirror? If we did 40 on that, could we do a little better on the mirror?
I'll go 12 on the mirror.
OK. Deal done.
Cor! Catherine had to work for every last penny and that reflects in the profit on the mirror - just £3.
But the chest does our lady proud, offering up a premium profit of £33.
Catherine soon cuts up another sale. The can opener is bought by an antiques dealer near Sevenoaks.
She pays £10, giving the cunning one a £3 profit.
The Hit Man needs to fight back, but brute force won't get anywhere in his next meeting.
It's all about brainpower as he heads to Oxford,
an ancient centre of learning with beautiful buildings and people who are jolly clever.
How will our hero fare at Harris Manchester College?
Recently I was invited here to do a charity auction sale.
Never one to miss an opportunity, I mentioned to the Principal
that I have a beautiful page turner to sell.
He expressed an interest, so I've come here to meet him to see if I can make that sale.
Jonty's meeting in the college library where some of the books are over 500 years old.
-A page turner should come in handy.
-I like that enormously!
-Want a look?
-Can I have a feel?
-It's beautiful, isn't it?
-The timber is rosewood, a tropical hardwood.
This is somebody's initials here. This is solid silver.
-So can you show me how it would be used?
-Really the whole point is
to stop the natural oils from your fingers damaging a book.
But it also enables one to turn the page. You can also flick it back as well.
-There we go.
-Well, I'd love to buy that and donate it to the library,
-but how much do you want for it?
-I was hoping to get £80 because it's a really lovely object.
I don't think I want to give you £80 for it. What about...45?
-Oh, no. I couldn't do that.
-What about 60?
-I'm now coming down a lot.
-OK, done. That would be brilliant.
And that turns in a very nice profit of £53.
Before we move on to the next chapter, let's see how our dealers are doing so far.
Cunning Catherine Southon is three items down and it's all going well.
She's already pocketed £39 profit.
Jonty "The Hit Man" Hearnden has also made three sales
and the page turner's turned things around. He has a profit of £81.
Catherine is back at Cunning HQ to revise her strategy.
She's prepared to pull out all the stops to halt the Hit Man.
Jonty is still in Oxford and he's come to see Caroline who specialises in costume jewellery.
What will she make of the bespoke collection he bought for £25?
-I love that. The colours are so nice.
-What are you looking for?
You haven't got any intrinsic value. It's not like gold or silver. You can't melt it down for money.
The thing that matters very much is the condition and the appeal.
It's very popular at the moment.
I think it's quite trend-led, things that are on TV influence people.
And young people like to wear vintage clothes and vintage jewellery as well.
-I would really like £75 for my collection...
-Oooh! A bit steep for me.
-I'm thinking more 50, Jonty.
-Pushing you too hard?
-OK. Can we do any more than that?
-That's where I'd need to be.
-OK. I'm happy with that.
The Hit Man strikes big and more than double his money,
pinning up a dazzling profit of £30.
And that heats things up for Catherine, but she can get out of the most difficult situations.
She's travelled to the beautiful north Kent coast with a cup and saucer she bought for £3
to meet local businesswoman Samantha.
Now I'm really interested in the whole idea of recycling antiques and collectables
-and giving them a new lease of life. I understand you recycle...
-..cups and saucers with candles.
We use them as wedding favours, Christmas gifts, Mother's Day. birthdays.
-That's a lot of teacups!
-It's music to my ears. Good to hear.
I have brought along...
a rather ordinary cup and saucer,
but a very large cup and saucer. What do you think?
It's beautiful. A really stunning pattern that would work well.
OK, let me tell you something about it. It's actually by a factory called Burleigh.
Burleigh was established in the 1850s. It's a family-run business.
It's a pattern called Arden and this is a very, very popular pattern. It's been going for years.
I am looking to sell this to you for about £25.
-How does that sound?
-Could we go down to 20?
-Could we say 23?
-Yeah, that's fine.
Who knew that recycling could be so lucrative?
Catherine gets almost eight times what she paid and brews up a profit of £20.
But it's the Hit Man who is in firm control of this match
and he hopes his next meeting will be the ace he needs to win.
I have this.
My lovely zinc bath.
And I've brought it along to show Katie. She lives here.
She's a garden designer and consultant so I'm hoping she could be the perfect buyer.
# Splish splash I was taking a bath... #
-You're hard at work, I see.
-This is fabulous!
-You like this?
-I love it!
-That's good. It's bigger than I thought.
-What could you use it for?
-Loads of things.
You could have alpines in it, aquatics in it... You could wash the dog in it, actually.
I thought it would be a lovely, grubby trough. You could have annuals in there.
-You could have...
-Herbs. Absolutely. The list is endless. You really could.
Might need to drill a few holes in it, but that might spoil it!
-It might have a few already.
-Does that reduce the price?
-It increases it - you want holes!
Pricewise, we're looking at 40 quid for my zinc bath.
-I was hoping maybe to go nearer the sort of late 20s.
-The late 20s?
-Maybe we could meet somewhere in the middle perhaps?
-What about 35?
Why don't we say 32 and it's a deal?
-I can't argue with that.
-Let's shake on that.
-Gloves and all.
And Pebble the dog seems to like it, too. Jonty bathes in the glory of another superb sale.
The zinc tub runs a profit of £17.
But cunning Catherine is far from washed up. In fact,
this competition is about to enter a whole new phase.
This is contest cufflink!
Each of our daring dynamos has just two pairs of cufflinks left
so who can find men in need of beautiful sleeve adornments?
And who will end up melting the metal for scrap?
As Jonty takes to the saddle, Catherine is already galloping away.
I've come to Lingfield, my local race course, and I've brought my horse cufflinks.
I haven't got a clue who I'll sell them to, but it's race day and I'll sell them!
And she's off! Cunning Catherine thunders away!
Massive excitement, but the Hit Man seems to be going round in circles.
Cunning Catherine takes the corner, Hit Man is lost in the long grass.
Cunning Catherine starts the long run of smaller jumps.
Oh, the Hit Man's fallen!
-I don't know WHO I'll sell these to.
-That's a big handicap, but is this a potential punter?
-Something of interest to you?
-I'll keep trying.
No, she lands in the ditch, but picks herself up and it's not long before she approaches a table
-where she is recognised.
-It's your favourite one!
-Oh, am I?
-He adores you on TV.
-Martin, is it?
-Yeah. I've forgotten your name.
-Oops. She handled that fence well.
-Are you into racing in a big way?
-Not in a big way.
-We've owned racehorses.
-He's 70 and hasn't had a winner.
It's your birthday! Happy birthday!
Oh, bravo! More! More!
Yes, go on. Butter up the birthday boy.
-Whilst we're in a good mood...
-What do you think about these? Little cufflinks with horses on.
I think they're a little outmoded. I don't know anybody who wears these any more.
Would your wife or your daughter like to buy them for your birthday?
Wife Lucy could be a late runner.
Will Catherine get a pay-out on her £10 stake?
Would you like to buy them from me today for 40?
-No. I'd only pay 30.
-You're very definite, Lucy.
No, I'd definitely do a 30 on that. Definitely.
35. Yes? Yes!
-Yeah, I will. I'll give 35.
-Yeah, I will.
Yay! Lucy, thank you very much.
Oh, yes. Catherine crosses the finishing line with a winning profit of £25.
Contest Cufflink is getting serious.
The Hit Man is still showing no signs of having a buyer,
but Catherine races up to Worcestershire to meet Tom. He likes cars,
but will he want matching cufflinks? Catherine bought them for £10.
-Would they interest you?
-Yeah, they would. Go on. How much?
-I'm asking £60 for these.
-I was going to say 50.
-I'm not going to argue. 55?
-Do you want to meet halfway? 55?
-That sounds good to me.
And the car cufflinks motor in a profit of £45. Catherine zooms back into the lead.
It's taken the Hit Man a while, but this is no ordinary scuffle.
He's planning to cuff Catherine with one super sale. He's back in Wallingford to see jeweller Andy.
Everything's at stake. It's all or nothing.
-Right. What are these made of, then?
-They're silver, hallmarked.
-I can see that's got a hallmark.
-Sadly, they're initialled.
It's a surface engraving, which means I can polish those out
and I can re-engrave those with somebody else's initials quite easily. Normally I would say to you
that those would be scrap value only but I'll pay a little bit over scrap
because I can re-use them.
He also has a pair inset with mother of pearl.
It's nice. It's on both sections. So I can definitely sell those.
-30 quid for those and 20 for those.
-50 quid is a bit rich for me.
I'd be happy to give you... 35 for those two.
-Yeah. How's that?
-35. You can't...a bit more? More than that?
-Every penny counts.
-OK, make it 40 and we've got a deal.
-40 quid? You're a gentleman.
The cufflinks turn in a profit of £30, but is it enough?
Has Catherine been crushed or is Jonty the joker?
Both our demon dealers took £250 to the car boot sale in Essex.
Jonty the Hit Man bought six items for £74,
but Cunning Catherine came away with the advantage - six purchases for an incredible £46.
However, it's the profits they made that really count. This is close.
So who's pulled it out of the bag?
All of the money that Catherine and Jonty have made today will go to a charity 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.
-Hello, my friend.
-How are you?
-Very well. How are you?
I had a fantastic time at the car boot. It was really good fun. I was good at selling fruit and veg.
I went everywhere. I went to universities, saw a garden designer.
-I even went to a sweet shop. So, really good fun.
-It was a good one.
-Shall we see how we've done?
One, two, three.
That's very, very, very close.
-Ho ho ho.
You're pretty good at this, Jonty.
-A few pounds.
-Thank you very much.
You need to buy me a drink.
Commiserations, Catherine. She thought she'd clinched it, but the Hit Man is looking regal.
Another close encounter of the car boot kind.
What a very, very close contest.
On reflection, I think I was saved by that really beautiful Victorian page turner.
That was incredibly close, but Jonty just took the lead.
Not bad, Jonty.
But Catherine has another chance to knock him off his horse.
Tomorrow both our bargain beacons will flare up at an antiques fair in Lincolnshire.
We're out here for the bargains.
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