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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 insider's view of the trade.
You 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.
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.
Today, devilish deal-doer David Harper
takes on purchasing powerhouse James Lewis.
Coming up - David puts his faith in Lady Luck.
Shall we spin a coin, 20 or 25?
But he's mystified by a mysterious memento.
At one time it hung on the wall that way, but what it is,
I have absolutely no idea at all.
And James's pursuit of profit leads to the fulfilment of a boyhood dream.
Always wanted to do this.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Wakey wakey, rise and shine.
Today, two of the most daring dealers in the antiques game
are up at the crack of dawn ready to go head-to-head
in a thrilling race for profit.
It's 'Devilish' David Harper, our dashing driver from Durham,
a man who gives no quarter.
Come on, there's got to be something good here.
Versus James 'The Lionheart' Lewis, the Derbyshire daredevil
who always has the pedal to the metal in his quest for a bargain.
I always thought I had royal blood.
While many are still snoozing in their beds, our boys are all fired up
and ready to risk their own money in their bid to top the profit podium.
They are lining up for a heart-stopping race
at Melton Mowbray market car boot sale in Leicestershire.
Their goal is to swiftly swipe the trusty treasures
that they can sell on for top dollar.
For £10, there's definitely 100% profit.
I don't know what they're worth but I'll get whatever I can.
They've each got £250 of their own money to spend.
All the profit goes to their chosen charities.
David Harper, James Lewis -
it's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
It's cold and it's misty, can you believe it?
-It's not misty, it's foggy!
-Is it foggy?
It's dark as well, it's just beginning to get light.
This is a time for me to be snuggled up in a duvet,
not out in a cold car park.
Me too. Not together obviously!
Tell me, how do you find car boot sales?
Not easy but I always love the challenge of pulling out antiques.
When you leave a car boot fair after spending not very much money
but with a boot full of proper antiques,
there's a certain thrill and that's what I love.
It's a great challenge.
I'm going to get under those tables, in those boxes,
have a really good rummage and hopefully find something.
-You've got me fired up, I want proper antiques.
Yes, don't let the mutual back-slapping fool you.
It's nothing but pre-race banter.
These boys are fierce rivals who will pull out all the stops
to be first across the finish line with the greatest profit.
Go away. Go away!
The race today can be won or lost by skill and strategy
so how are our turbo-charged challengers going to tackle today's car boot sale?
The pressure's really on today because car boots,
they start early but they finish early too.
Unlike the antiques fairs where I've got a whole day,
I've got probably two or three hours here to find the things that I need.
For me, always the aim will be to try and pull out real good antiques.
They're the things that drive me.
Our daring duo are off the grid and straight away,
they're jostling for position as they both home in
on the same stool and the very same item.
-Excuse me, I was just looking at that. The Boulle blotter.
Our boys have both spotted a blotter
with a brass and tortoise-shell inlay cover
that's known as Boullework.
The blotter is the most difficult piece to sell out of the whole desk.
-It is, yeah. But that's good work, that.
Now, it was David who first spotted the piece
but it's James who's now got his hands on it
and he ain't about to let it go.
Are you going to try and buy it or am I going to try and buy it?
I'll have a go.
David's not happy.
He's been shunted off the tracks by juggernaut James
but to his credit, he forces his way straight back.
Can I have a look at that?
A vintage match case soon sparks his interest.
I like that. You put little matches in there...
-There's a little rasp on the side here.
-Is that a whistle?
If you want it to be, it could be. It could be anything you want.
-That's very nice.
-I'll leave you to it.
I'll tell you what I'll do,
I can do it for 35 and that's my best price.
That's my best price.
-It's got to be 35.
-I'll have this, thank you very much.
-I think it's an unusual item.
-It's an unusual item.
Amid all the jostling for pole position, David has driven away
with the first deal of the day and gets the match case for £35.
That, I've got to say, is a great start to the day.
However, that horrible James Lewis comes in,
I was looking at that gorgeous Boulle blotter.
Then he comes Boulling in and whips it from under my feet.
I think he's buying it now but anyway,
I don't care because I think I've got the better item.
Just take a look at this.
It's a novelty vesta case so it contained matches.
Your matches go inside the bottle.
This is a cracking proper antique for £35 bought from a car boot.
If that's the start of things to come, I'll be a very happy boy.
That's the spirit, David.
Now, having seen off the devilish one,
the Lionheart now needs to get the Boulle blotter for the right price.
-I'll do it for 60, that's my very best.
Not willing to do a deal at £60, James has a further rummage...
-Can I look at this as well?
..and spies a small French silver-bronze plaque.
How much is that?
-I've got 12 quid on that.
-12 quid. I have no idea what it is.
If you throw that in, I'll give you 60 quid.
60. You got a deal, well done, thank you.
A cunning manoeuvre from the Lionheart.
He manages to get both the blotter and the plaque for £60.
Well, that's my first two purchases in the bag. The first one is this.
It's a classic antique.
It's English, it's about 1850 and it's known as Boulle.
It's named after the French cabinet maker, Andre-Charles Boulle,
who was cabinet maker for King Louis XIV working around 1680-1670.
This Boullework, as it's known,
is a combination of tortoise-shell and brass.
Sometimes you also get pewter and silver inlaid as well.
They lay the two layers thinly next to each other and they cut them out
in the form of a jigsaw so you have a positive and negative of each.
They lay the brass into the tortoise-shell
and the tortoise-shell into the brass.
As this one is brass and tortoise-shell,
there was another one somewhere else that is actually the tortoise-shell
laid into the brass so you get an equal and opposite of each.
The second piece is this and I have to say I know very little about it.
It looks like a Breton Lady but it's silver-bronze,
it's 1920s and it's certainly got some quality about it,
but at £10, well, there's got to be a profit in that, hasn't there?
James Lewis slips ahead of his rival.
Now David needs to keep purchasing.
He's spotted a piece that's calling out to him.
There's only one slight problem.
What on earth is that? It's fantastic.
Here we are at a car boot fair looking at something that is positively Victorian.
I can date it, I can tell you what it's made of.
It's English, it was made about 1860-1880,
it's brass and mahogany panelled.
At one time it hung on a wall that way
but what it is, I have absolutely no idea at all.
Neither have we, David. Perhaps the seller can help.
Coat on, keys.
-I could see you could put the keys here, couldn't you?
-Put keys there.
-How could you put a coat on it?
-Turn it the other way.
-Put a coat over it.
-Oh, hang on a minute.
Do you think that's what it is, it's just simply a coat hanger?
Just a coat hanger.
Maybe my brain was just getting so confused but it doesn't look
-like a typical coat hanger but it could be a coat hanger.
-It could be.
I think it's really odd, it's really quirky.
Can it be a tenner?
-It can be 12 quid.
-I'll have it for 12 quid.
Yes, David got the coat hook for £12 but has he been hung out to dry?
Never give something a really good description
and bull it up before you ask the price
because he heard everything I said and I asked the price,
suddenly it was 15 quid.
If I'd picked it up and said, "How much is that?"
I think it would have been £2, so there you go.
I never learn, so please try and learn from me.
A heartfelt plea from Mr Harper.
Having lost out on the blotter to the Lionheart earlier,
David soon spots an opportunity to unleash his devilish side.
He's got loads of money, put the price up.
-I said £200, he bid me a tenner!
-Make it 300.
All too aware that David is never far behind him,
James is negotiating hard on a silver bookmark that he likes the look of.
-This is my top bid.
-What's your top bid? No.
Thank you very much though.
What would it have to be?
Unusually for the Lionheart,
he can't decide whether to buy the bookmark at £60.
You know what they say - if in doubt, ask.
Do you think I should buy it?
-Yes or no?
That's a yes, thank you very much. There you go.
That's two yeses and one no so I'll buy it. Thank you very much.
That has to be the strangest way ever
of deciding whether to buy something or not but I have to say,
I have absolutely no idea if that's going to make a profit.
Well, James might be veering off down a blind alley
but devilish David is going full tilt.
He's got his hands on a classical statue that speaks to him
of heroism and epic times gone by
with its noble stance and bronzed body.
It must be worth an absolute fortune.
-£7 then, how's that?
-Oh, for goodness sake! Go on then.
This is probably the worst quality item I've bought in a long time
and that's no offence to you, I promise.
From this sort of distance away,
As it gets closer, it kind of loses the plot
and he turns into something positively revolting
because he's got a look, he's got a style, but he's very poor quality.
He's mass produced for the very bottom end market.
He is what he is and I think he's quite funny and quite quirky
and in the right environment in a home, he would look
much more than £7. He would look like £70 worth.
On a table, a long way away, in front of a mirror,
in very subdued, dull lighting.
Even better, lights off.
Well, you've picked up a corker there then, Mr Harper.
David is now in pole position and feeling confident.
He's willing to gamble for a good deal on a pair of railway lamps.
-Spin a coin, 20 or 25.
-Go on then.
-You call, ready?
-Are you ready? It's heads.
-Go on then.
-Good man. Shake my hand.
The Devilish One wins the lamps for £20,
but James Lewis isn't about to let him get away
and fights back by bagging a Georgian kettle stand.
It's a bit of fun, isn't it?
I need to find somebody who likes Georgian brass work.
And that is not easy. But at 15 quid, it's cheap.
It's been a thrilling ride around the first lap of this car boot course today,
with our determined dealers bumper-to-bumper.
David and James each started the day with £250 of their own money.
Devilish David Harper was first off the grid and has done four deals.
But, he's only spent £74, leaving him with £176 in the kitty.
James The Lionheart Lewis
has splashed the cash in his bid to get ahead of his rival.
He's done three deals but has spent £135,
leaving him with £115 still to spend.
Before our drivers head back onto the course,
they take a brief stop to check on their rival's progress.
How's it going? How's the rummaging going?
Oh, struggling a bit, I have to say. I bought a few things.
-I'm not impressed with any of them, really.
-But, how about you?
-Are you just saying that to make me feel better?
No. Well, maybe.
-Well, I think so far I'm kind of on the right track...
-..I'm buying old antique things, real things.
-That's the idea.
Within reason. Exactly. But there is a sea of stuff
and you've just got to wade through it, haven't you?
-Are you beating those dealers down?
-Not really, not really, James.
-Harper's been there.
-I'm just being my usual very nice self,
-paying all the money.
Not asking for any discount whatsoever and I find that works.
So off you go, go and do that.
Ooh, he's a devilish one, that Harper.
There's no time to hang around. With both our boys buying well,
one of them needs to hit the throttle to try and gain the lead.
James' attention has been caught by some fireman's helmets
and a lamp, but does he need rescuing from a daft distraction
that could see his profits go up in smoke?
# Come on baby and rescue me
# Come on baby and rescue me... #
30 quid for the helmet and the lamp.
-Go on then.
-Go on then. You've got a deal.
And I've got absolutely no idea
who on earth is going to buy three fireman's helmets and a railway lamp.
Could The Lionheart have just got his fingers burned?
Well, I'm now really getting desperate.
I bought two lots that I really have no idea where I'm going to sell them.
I hope, fingers crossed, I might have a bit of fun with these.
This, well, I think it's probably British Rail from the 1960s or '70s,
so there's no great age to it.
But if I can find some sort of old steam railway enthusiast,
or even a diesel engine enthusiast,
they might want this as a bit of a prop.
I don't know what they're worth, but I'll get whatever I can.
That's the spirit, James.
And our lion follows up with another unusual buy, a plumber's torch.
I'll give you three quid for it. No idea what I'll get for it, but there we are.
Does he have a strategy any more,
or is he just going round the U-bend?
I've never seen one of these before
and you know, I'll probably never see one again.
But, if I can find a plumber who might want it as a talking point,
I think I might be able to sell it.
The Lionheart is stealing the lead
and The Devilish One is now in danger of being left in the dust.
But David's not about to concede victory quite so easily,
and has honed in on a family-run stall selling all sorts,
including vintage jewellery.
So, it's a brooch, isn't it? Let's have a look.
Interesting thing, So, it's obviously Scottish.
Um, is it a pheasant or a grouse or something?
-It's grouse foot.
What kind of money is it as it is?
-With the box?
-Do you think ten might get it?
-Hang on, would five get it?
You almost said yes to that as well.
Well, someone's on your side, David.
The Devilish One walks away with a grouse foot brooch for just £10
and he thinks he's on to a winner.
Well, it's obviously a grouse's foot and that is not to everybody's taste,
but it is what it is, it's a brooch and it's positively Scottish.
Now, we know it's Scottish because of the style, the design,
the fact you've got a stag's head looking right at you,
so Scottish it's unbelievable.
And the stone on the top is pretending to be an amethyst.
Now, if that was indeed an amethyst, I would be doing leapfrogs.
At a tenner, fantastic, it isn't, it's probably a piece of glass.
And it is only silver-plated and it dates to about 1920, 1930.
But it's a nice thing and for £10, there's definitely a 100% profit
and that for me today is the final item.
Spoken with decisiveness.
Now, The Devilish One feels his arsenal is complete, but The Lionheart's not done yet.
He's weathered the storm of this competition well
and he's hoping for sunny spells with a barometer,
which he bags for £35.
Well, this really does just show how cheap antiques are.
This barometer was made around 1840, 1850.
It was made in rosewood and, it's just a very practical thing.
It's something that almost every middle or upper class house
would've had in the 19th century.
There's no radio, there's no TV,
so the only way of predicting the weather was using one of these.
But that, with its painted decoration, 150 years old, at £35,
it's worth hanging on the wall as a decorative object for that, isn't it?
# Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you
# Everywhere you go you always take the weather. #
This car boot sale is winding down
and the chequered flag is in sight for our daring duo,
but James Lewis is taking no passengers in this contest
and spies a final opportunity to extend his lead.
What would be the best you would do on the sign?
-I'd let you have that for 40.
Will you sell that for 30?
-I tell you what I'll do, I'll go halfway with you.
I think that's a fair offer.
Will you throw the brass lamp in with it?
40 with the brass lamp.
Well, £40 the two, you've got a deal.
-Thank you very much. Thank you.
Well, I just couldn't resist that last-minute purchase.
They were the last stand here. But, you know, I really don't mind these.
The old coach lamp, it's nothing special, it's beaten, it's battered.
It looks as if something's run over it at some point.
And the enamel sign, again, it's been outside for most of its life.
It's got a bit of rust on it.
But hey, it's original.
And that reduced rail lamp that I bought before,
together with this makes a really nice package for a rail enthusiast.
All I need to do now is find one.
And so the flag falls, and at the finishing line,
let's see how our dashing drivers have fared.
Our brave boys each started the day with £250 of their own money to spend.
Devilish David Harper started strongly,
but slowed in the latter stages of the race.
He finishes with five purchases, having spent just £84.
James The Lionheart Lewis had his foot on the gas from start to finish.
He's done seven deals, spending a total of £243.
But, it's all about whom will make the most profit.
Our duelling dealers have done all they can in their bid to take the top spot today
and now get the chance to size up their rival's best buys.
Well, David, I have to say, I'm relieved to see what you've bought.
Well, thank you very much indeed.
I can just see that I'm not the only one that struggled.
I wasn't struggling, that is me at full performance,
firing on all six cylinders. That's the best I could do! James,
if you want to see a piece of art deco,
quality, museum standard,
-absolute top end quality...
-Don't look at that.
-Don't look at that.
Because that is dire.
It's so dire, it's marvellous.
-I reckon there's somebody in Greece that's won that at bingo.
What about you? Where's your biggest profit earner coming from?
-Surely the boulle?
-The boulle should be the biggest profit, shouldn't it?
In the old days of antique dealing,
that would be the biggest profit earner, but I think the markets have changed
and you've really got to think outside the box.
Talking about thinking outside the box, I can forgive you for many things, James,
but I cannot forgive you for buying a fireman's helmet.
Do you have a secret fantasy or something of being a fireman?
-What is it?
-I don't really know why I bought them.
It was a bit of desperation, I think.
Well, that's it. I think we've done, actually, remarkably well.
-I don't think we've done badly.
-But who makes the most? We will find out.
-Best of luck.
You now shake my hand.
Our racing rivals must now screech to a halt and swap speed for strategy,
as this is where the going gets really tough.
Buying their items was just the start of today's contest
and now everything shifts up a gear, as our duo race to get them sold.
This is what sorts the superlative salesman from the deadbeat dealers.
At Devilish HQ, a delighted David is taking stock.
So, what have we got? Well,
a pair of great railway lanterns, a little bit of work, got some ideas there.
This very poor quality art deco figure,
but I've got some good ideas for him.
This thing, the coat hook, so-called,
I'm still not convinced it's a coat hook, so that's a fascinating thing.
This little baby, probably my favourite item in fact,
will hopefully be taking me on a journey to a lovely local brewery,
an added bonus.
And then finally, come on, what a selection, a claw,
perfect for the shooting fraternity, got an idea for him,
so good stock, good potential profit
and I think this should beat James Lewis.
Yes, The Devilish One is brimming with confidence
and wastes no time hitting the phone on the hunt for sales.
Over in The Lionheart's den,
James is boosted by his booty of finds.
The best thing for me without question
is this wonderful 19th century desk boulle desk blotter
with a family crest in the centre.
Under it, we have a George III brass and steel trivet.
We have this old battered brass lantern.
This little thing, it's not much, I know,
but a little plumber's torch, only cost £3 pounds,
so there's got to be a profit in that.
A silver arts and craft bookmark,
the little art nouveau silver-plated tablet,
but there were other things too, there was the barometer, the three fireman's helmets,
which I grant you, they're not antiques,
but there's got to be some fun to be had with those.
And also the railway lantern and the No Through Way sign.
As an overall package, I think there's some fun to be had with this,
but more importantly, a great profit.
With more items to sell than his rival,
James Lewis may have a greater opportunity for making a profit,
but it also means he's got his work cut out to find more buyers.
Our chaps get ready to launch themselves out into the unknown.
They know that until they get that final handshake,
and the money is in their hands, no deal is truly sealed.
It's The Devilish One who's first to find a potential target.
He's landed in North Yorkshire.
Right, well, I'm here to see a chap who called in my shop the other week
and he's interested in my lovely railway line,
so here I am to try them in situ,
armed with the pair of railway lamps and a pair of candles.
The railway lamps cost David £20
and he's come to meet Greville, an art collector at his home in a converted church.
Well, there you go, Greville.
I'm positioned right in front of a very similar lamp,
so we've got a miner's lamp, and we've got railway lamps,
have we got a theme going on here?
I just really like the glow of a real flame and I've always loved that miner's lamp.
It's bizarre to think that these things 50 years ago were proper,
working bits of kit. In the depths of a winter evening,
they were trundling down railway lines, checking the lines
and now, here they are potentially being used as interior design pieces.
They've had a lot of use and have a story to tell and I'll probably be using them.
Do you reckon they'll still work, or are they more appropriate to put a candle in?
-Yes, there is the candle.
-You've been prepared.
-That is the key to success, go out prepared.
-Do you agree?
They wouldn't look out of place on a dining room table, would they?
Not at all. Very, very different, very contemporary,
-and talking pieces too.
-I'm convinced, I want them.
-How does about, 70 quid sound?
-Make it 80 and you've got a done deal.
-I should've started and 60...
-Well, I could've started at 100!
-OK, 80 quid.
-Marvellous. Thank you, Greville.
-Pleasure, they'll have a happy home.
# Come and shine a light together... #
Yes, what a start. David's preparation pays off
and he's away with a very respectable £60 profit.
But The Lionheart's here to snuff out David's light of hope.
He's heading out to try for a sale of the boulle blotter,
which he snatched from his rival's clutches the a car boot sale.
So, will David's loss be James's ticket to glory?
Well, believe it or not,
I'm still right bang in the centre of the city of Derby. It doesn't look it, does it?
But I've come to see John Friar, who's been a client of mine for many years
and he's got a great eye for quality.
And fingers crossed, he'll love my blotter.
John saw the blotter when it was in James's saleroom,
but, will he be willing to offer The Lionheart more than the item's cost price of £50?
-There we go.
-So what date do you reckon this is?
It's going to be, er, 18,
1840, 1860, something like that.
It's totally untouched at this stage.
What I would say is the most important part is that.
-And that at the moment is in good order.
-Now we get to the nub of it.
-Oh, straight in for the kill!
-Well, say we start at 100 and go down.
Oh, blimey! Um...
-I was hoping for nearer the two.
-Oh no, no, no.
No, not in that condition.
-Ooh, I'll say 180.
Well, settle on 150.
-You've got a deal.
-You've got a deal.
He thought about pushing it,
but James decides to mop up with a profit of £100 on the blotter.
David's loss is quite clearly James's gain.
It's one sale all
and The Devilish One's preparing his next selling salvo,
the novelty match case in the shape of a beer bottle.
He's come to see Alan, a brewer with over 30 years in the business
at the brewery he runs in North Yorkshire.
-You're a master brewer.
-OK, I'm going to test your skills as a master brewer.
You're going to be on the spot here, so close your eyes. Tight.
When you open them, I'm going to ask you to tell me
which is your bottle and which is my bottle.
Now you've been doing this for well over 30 years,
so you stand a chance of getting it correct.
Well, it's not much of a test now, is it David?
But it is a good way to introduce your item.
Ready? Three, two, one, open.
Obviously that's your bottle.
HE LAUGHS But look at that.
For a man that makes beer, do you not absolutely adore that shape?
-Have a look at it.
-Can I have a look please? Yes.
-So, it's vesta case.
So, vested cases in the 19th and early 20th century were very popular items
to hold your matches, keep them safe, keep them dry. Try it, go on.
-There you go.
-There you go, strike a match.
-It works just as well today.
-It's just a lovely item.
-It would be very nice to have this.
It's quite a delectable little article, but, you know,
let's talk money and see if we can get a deal done.
You know, maybe 70?
Make it a nice 80.
80 is a very lucky number in some parts of the world.
-80 quid and you'll buy me a pint.
-I'm on for that.
Thank you very much.
# Relight my fire... #
Yes, hot stuff.
The Devilish One's struck an impressive profit of £42 on the match case
and that's after buying Alan that beer.
It's really lovely to meet someone
who enjoys their job as much as I enjoy mine.
But it's even better selling them something.
He may be pleased as punch, but The Lionheart's going all out
to wipe that smile off his face.
He sold the barometer for a fair to moderate £25 profit
and the Georgian kettle stand for a £35 profit.
He is on the boil.
James also visited a local museum
and sold them the plumber's torch for a £12 profit,
a good mark-up on the £3 he paid for it,
and the car lamp for a shiny £15 profit.
-Thank you very much.
With this spurt of selling, let's see how our duelling duo
are doing in the race to rack up the most money.
Devilish David Harper has so far sold two items,
turning a profit of £102.
But James The Lionheart Lewis is already out in front,
having sold five items and making a profit of £187.
The Devilish One is trailing and needs to up his game
if he's to catch up with The Lionheart.
But he has a plan to maximise his profit on the classical statue
that cost him just £7.
When it comes to selling objects either to clients or in auction,
prior preparation really does pay dividends.
So the inside of this helmet and the plumage here is very rough,
it's where the casting has been broken away
and it just has not been finished, a sign of poor quality.
I think by using the materials I have at hand,
like my little warrior's spear,
and you try and tidy up this area here,
this casting, which is absolutely diabolical,
that should've been done 80 years ago.
So, here we go. This is going to be dangerous.
It seems our David has been schooled in the ancient art of spear restoration.
-Please, do not try this at home.
Blimey. Move down a bit.
Look at that. Nobody will ever know
that the casting in this thing was so rotten,
it was sticking out like a sore thumb.
Now, a couple of minutes of fiddle-faddling with the weapon
and we have a much-improved little Greek warrior.
David's buffed up the figurine to pristine condition,
all part of his plan to sell the piece for maximum profit
and he's decided his best chance lies at auction.
Doesn't he look absolutely fantastic from 50 feet away? Go on.
-Yes! £20. Come on.
-(Oh my God.)
-That's 60 quid.
-You're out, you're in.
-£60 then. All done at 60?
-Are they actually haggling?
-Yes! What a result.
And what a reaction. It's like a gift from the gods.
The Devilish One's strategy has worked a treat
and even after auction fees,
the figurine's made a handsome profit of £41.12.
While David's using strategy,
the Lionheart's carefully targeting potential purchasers.
He's come to the Peak Rail Steam Museum,
armed with the railway sign which cost him £30
and the train lantern which cost him £20.
He's meeting joint managing director Roger.
This appears to be kind of 1950s,
would probably have been somewhere around the station or a goods yard.
The lamp appears to be British Railways,
-it has the British Railways logo on the front.
So that's probably 1960s,
This is certainly the period we would be interested in.
This is the kind of lamp that would have gone on,
the red lamp on the back of a train, to show it's the end of the train.
Would 130 be any good for the two?
I would probably be going somewhere around about...
How about 110?
Looking at under 100. 95?
All right, a flat hundred. How about that?
-OK, then. We'll go with that.
-You've got a deal.
-Thank you, James.
James is stoked at a £30 profit on the vintage No Thoroughfare sign
and a £20 profit on the British Railways lantern.
But money's not all he's hoping for today.
-Do you know what I've always wanted to do?
-What have you wanted? Go on.
I couldn't have a go on the locomotive, could I?
I even brought my border suit.
-That's fair enough, yeah.
-We can arrange that.
-Fantastic! Can't wait. Brilliant.
-Thank you very much.
All aboard the Lionheart Express!
First stop, Profit Central.
-Oh, this is amazing!
-I always wanted to do this!
Well, I'd like to say head on for the next sale
but I've changed my mind.
I've found a new career and it's much more fun.
STEAM WHISTLE BLOWS
You can't give up your day job just yet, James.
Your battle with the Devilish One
is entering its glorious denouement
and every pound of profit matters.
In his hometown of Barnard Castle,
David's not having such an easy time of it.
In fact, he's got a problem on his hands.
Do you remember this thing?
It only cost me £10 at the car boot,
the pheasant claw brooch.
But the thing is, it's causing me such a headache.
For a tenner, it's hardly been worth it.
I've shown it to so many people, I've called lots of people,
I cannot sell it.
So I've decided this is it -
the claw from Hell.
MUSIC: "O Fortuna" by Carl Orff
Oh, no! It's the curse of the Claw from Hell!
No-one wants to buy the fearsome foot.
But time is running out for our daredevil
and he's now got to do all he can
just to make any money whatsoever.
Obviously, I look fabulous with it
but I just wonder, Astley...
David's decided to show it to his friend, electrician Astley.
-Have a feel of that.
It's not awful, Astley! It's sophisticated.
I do still think it just suits you perfectly. I really do, seriously.
It's 30 quid, Astley.
Give it to your gorgeous wife.
£20, Astley. Look at it.
Give me your hand, give me your hand.
Yes! Yes! The claw!
The claw from Hell, it's gone!
It's gone! Sorry, Astley, I didn't mean that.
-I didn't mean to say, "the claw from Hell."
Thank you very much. Always lovely to do business with you.
Is it still there?
God only knows, I don't care.
The Devilish One's perseverance pays off
and the claw from hell - sorry, the delightful grouse foot brooch -
makes him a modest profit of £5.
The Lionheart wants to finish this competition in a blaze of glory.
He's aiming to sell the fireman's helmets which cost him £10
and he's come to Sheffield Fire and Police Museum to meet director Matt.
-So, what do you think of them?
-Erm, they're fantastic.
I'd you say these two here are probably, like, 1980s, 1990s.
This is a little bit older, so I like the helmet you've got there.
These have got added steps in them.
-So these are the older cork helmets
-than these ones.
-So what period's that one?
Probably 1960s to '70s.
And are these the sort of things that you've got a use for here?
We're trying to make the museum more national,
so different Fire Brigades, different uniforms they wore,
they're perfect for somewhere like us.
Well, there are three of them.
I've got to try and make a profit.
I thought that was probably worth 35, maybe a bit more.
And I thought they were worth 25 each.
I'd probably go up to 20, maybe.
Not any higher on them.
With regards to this one,
probably not much higher.
If they're 20 each, 20 each for those
and 35 for that one, 75 for the three.
Take this one down to 30 and we've probably got a deal there.
You've got a deal. You've got a deal. Brilliant. Thank you.
It's a scorching £60 profit on the fireman's helmets.
And the Lionheart sets his profit pot ablaze with more sales.
He sells the plaque and the bookmark
to an art nouveau dealer, making £35 profit on the plaque
and a £50 profit on the bookmark.
He's all sold up, but the Devilish One still has one lot left to sell
and that's the piece of mounted metalwork.
David's come to see if his neighbour Caroline
can help him work out once and for all
what it actually is.
Now, Caroline, I'm relying on you
to really help me out here.
-It is a bit worrying.
I've no idea about this. When I bought it, I had no idea what it was
and the guy said it was a coat hook. I thought, "Gosh, it's a coat hook."
And in actual fact, I don't think it is a coat hook.
You're very clever
and you're an archaeologist, so help me out.
-What is it?
It's clearly not a coat hook, is it?
It seems to me, it looks like a very important twiddly thing.
You're good! You're very good.
It can't be a coat hook. If you hung it on here,
you'd never get the wretched thing off if you were in a hurry.
-It would catch on the hooks.
-That's what I thought.
What a very odd thing. What on earth did you buy it for?
I have no idea. I'm hoping you're going to buy it from me.
-I hope you're as mad as I am.
-Oh, that's even more worrying.
It's just what I needed, a twiddly thing in the house!
But it is quite pretty
and it does manifest a certain amount of skill
in terms of turning the metalwork.
-So maybe this is something an apprentice has made
to show that they have got the necessary skills now
to actually work with metalwork.
If you like, maybe this is an exam piece
for an apprentice working in metalwork.
The skills are there. You are right, and it's good quality, isn't it?
It is, it is a lovely piece of metal work.
David might be a bit closer to knowing what the twiddly thing is
but can he sell it to Caroline?
All will be revealed.
At the car boot,
devilish David Harper made five purchases
and spent £84.
James "The Lionheart" Lewis did seven deals,
spending a total of £243.
But the only thing that matters now is,
who has made the most profit?
All the money David and James have made
will go to the charities of their choice
so now let's find out who is
today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-How are you?
-Very good. Good to see you.
-How did you find it?
-Good fun, cold but great.
I'll tell you the real surprise.
-You know with the Greek warrior, the sculpture with the spear?
-Was it worth it?
-By me, yeah.
-Using his very own spear.
Took 30 seconds. Magnificent.
Put him into auction, and he did really well!
-What about you?
-Well, for me, the highlight has to be
my trip on Peak Rail.
Not in a carriage, but actually in the cab of a steam locomotive.
-A choo-choo train?
-I've always wanted to do it
so made a bit of a profit and had a good day as well.
-Are you ready? Shall we reveal?
Oh, my goodness me!
How did you do that?
Amazing. From a car boot sale.
Well, the Lionheart won today, and won it well,
though David did sell the mysterious twiddly thing to Caroline.
So, what are you after for this delightful twiddly thing?
I think anyone would pay 30 quid for a good twiddler.
Go on, then. It's yours. 25. Give us a kiss.
Always a pleasure. Thank you very much.
Twiddly thing's gone!
The £13 he made on the sale
just wasn't enough to beat the Lionheart this time around.
I was really pleased with the car boot sale.
Great objects, great profits.
That was until James Lewis opened his briefcase
and then my world came crashing down.
However, well done, James.
I was really surprised at that.
It was a great result, but I thought David would make a bit more.
But having said that, he didn't spend as much as me
and you don't make a profit by leaving your money in your pocket.
Tomorrow, David gets a chance to wreak revenge on his rival
as our fearless foes battle it out
at a foreign antiques market in Paris.
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