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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 am 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 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!
Today, that tower of trading tactics, David Harper,
takes on the purchasing powerhouse, James Lewis.
Coming up, David is desperate for a deal...
170. Please take my money!
..James takes a trip back in time...
You will rarely find a table with more history on it than here.
-..and when it comes to profit, the Devilish One risks all.
It's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Grab yourself an ancient map and hope that X marks the spot,
because today, the treasure hunters of the antiques world
are on an epic quest for age-old artefacts in a foreign land.
It's Durham's dealing dynamo, looking dapper in his hat.
He'll haggle harder than any man alive
to make sure he gets what he wants.
Is it cheap? Is it devastatingly cheap?
It's "Devilish" David Harper versus Derbyshire's awesome auctioneer.
He's mighty, he's masterful
and he'll swiftly swoop on any ancient find if the price is right.
165, and you have a deal.
It's James "The Lionheart" Lewis.
Our antiques adventurers are on a voyage of discovery,
travelling from good old Blighty
to the Saint Ouen flea market in Paris.
Their quest is to plunder the top purchases that they can
and then sell them on for the most money.
They've each got £750 worth of their own euros to spend
and all the profit goes to their chosen charities, so David Harper
and James Lewis, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
Mr Harper, nothing is going to stop me taking over the antiques world!
-Ah, bonjour, James, bonjour.
-Good to see you.
-Good to see you too.
I see your French isn't letting you down.
-Oh, dingle dongle, dingle dongle, James.
-Yeah, dingle, oui, oui.
Like many things in life, James, my French gets better with age.
Of course it does! I believe you.
So you must have a plan of attack for your £750.
I've got a great plan of attack.
I'm going to morph myself amongst the people.
-I'm going to become Parisian.
-Are you really?
-I'm going to attempt to do that.
-Well, good luck.
For me, I'm going to delve into those boxes of bits and bobs
and try and find something really exciting just for a couple of euros.
Very good luck to you!
That's the theory, but I've also got a couple of very good clients
who like the French look, the ormolu.
So I might spend a little bit more if I find something for them.
It sounds like a plan that will probably all go wrong.
Good luck. Have fun.
Our intrepid antiques explorers know anything can happen
in this competitive foreign foray.
So they need to get the lie of the land as quickly as possible
to maximise their chances of grabbing the greatest gems.
My goodness me, these rows and alleyways just open up
and suddenly you've just got this new vista in front of you.
You really genuinely feel like an explorer.
I always say that this business, I was drawn to this business
because of the treasure hunting feel,
and no better place is there on the planet than here,
right in the middle of Paris, to feel just like a treasure hunter.
Yes, Devilish David is all fired up at the thought of capturing
all that luscious loot.
While The Lionheart is moving like a big antiques Exocet.
One thing that I've really discovered about this market
is it's split into about three areas.
This one I can only describe as Rip-offs-ville.
You look at something, you think, "Well, that's worth £150."
You ask the price, and it's £1,500.
So, for me, that is a no-go area for buying.
But there are other little areas on the outskirts that are cheaper,
so I'm hoping to find one of those.
And The Lionheart better not stray too far as Devilish David Harper
is already targeting treasures.
He's spotted a pair of 19th-century chairs
which Eric, an old trade acquaintance,
has up for sale at 200 euros.
If it was just one single chair, I wouldn't be overexcited,
but because it's a pair, you can always sell a good pair of chairs.
So, date-wise, we're thinking, what, late 19th century?
-Yeah, late 19th century.
-Yes. So you've got coiled springs in there.
Let's have a look at the base. Can I turn one over?
You can't really see it, but the way it's done, it's a traditional way.
Yes. Can you see these marks, these string marks?
They are literally bits of string,
so what you have in there are maybe 12 individual coiled springs
tied in and stitched in by hand, horsehair filling on the top
and then webbing on the bottom to keep the springs in place.
You are right, it's completely traditional.
Now, then, price-wise. Eric, I need all the help in the world.
We can't do any better than 200.
-That's the best price we can do.
To be pleasant, 180.
Can we compromise a bit, just to help me out a bit more?
-170, are we done at that?
OK, thank you very much.
Edith, you're much nicer to do business with than Eric here.
He's far too tight!
Dynamic dealing from the Devilish One
as he bags the chairs for the equivalent of £154.55.
Our lifelong treasure hunter has swiped his first find of the day,
but The Lionheart isn't about to let David run away
with an early lead. He's also done his first deal.
Well, the first thing is that, which is a little desk weight
cast in steel, probably 1950s or maybe slightly later.
Mind you, having said that, it might be pre-war, it could be 1930s,
and it's a simple desk weight cast as a dice.
Now, who's going to buy that? It's got to be a gambler, hasn't it?
Somebody that is either a professional gambler,
or maybe somebody who runs a casino. It cost me 10 euros,
but that has got to be worth £30 of somebody's money, surely?
James has taken a chance with the dice paperweight for £9.09.
The Lionheart is determined to start strong,
and he's soon eyeing up a selection of ancient artefacts.
-Oh, no, no, no.
No, I'm sorry.
165, and you have a deal.
-All right, 165.
And Indiana James makes off with the antiquities for £150.
For me, antique hunting is all about history,
and you'll rarely find a table with more history on it than here.
Let's start with the earliest, the African.
Here, Egyptian ushabti.
The two with the turquoise glaze are certainly period.
My feeling is this one with the broken base that's had
a turned plinth added to it is also period.
They could well be 2000 BC.
But then let's move on to the Americas.
Pre-Columbian art here.
These are probably from Central America.
Then we end up in Europe. Here, these two pieces, they're Roman.
This little figure, a female with a headdress, some sort of god,
I'm not sure who, but my favourite is this chap, Bacchus,
the god of wine and frivolity.
His hair is filled with fruiting vine.
This little chap is about 2,000 years old
and a wonderful example of Roman art.
So, for me, this little table not only shows great history,
but also a great potential profit.
Only time will tell, James.
Devilish David Harper needs to plunder another purchase pronto
to keep up with his rival, and he's perusing a vintage parking sign.
So not exactly antique, I know,
but we've got two good connections. We've got the alcohol connection,
the Cinzano, but I like the old vintage car.
Very, quite obviously continental. It's got no great age do it.
-It's made of some kind of plastic.
-The best, 150.
Because it's you.
Oh, you know what to say, don't you? You do.
-Gosh, it seems a lot of money for a vintage sign.
-It's not a lot of money.
-How about if I said to you,
if I said...90 euro?
-That is not possible.
-My last attempt.
-My last attempt, and it's cash,
no credit cards, no cheques, it's euros.
-It's crisp and it's in my pocket.
Please take my money.
-Take my money.
-OK, give me 110.
Now I do what all good French men do, they go "oh-ho-ho!"
Persistent pleading pays off
and parks the price of the parking sign at £100.
Our fearless fortune hunters have done two deals apiece
so far today, but who will be the next to add to their haul
and move into the lead?
Now, any smart antiquarian expert knows that the secret
to getting a great deal in a foreign land is good communication.
As we see here.
Qu'est-ce que vous voulez?
Yes. No. Yes, I worked that one out.
I don't speak the best French.
No. Well, at least he's spotted something he likes the look of.
Oh, he's nice and heavy. Nice and heavy.
Now, that is a cold-painted bronze
of an Arab gentleman with a wibbly-wobbly head,
and it's the wibbly-wobbly head that is really very appealing.
And when you describe something as being cold-painted, it means that
the bronze was cast and then the item was painted when the bronze was cold
and then not refinished, effectively varnished, to protect the paint.
He is very lovely,
and there was one particular factory that made cold-painted bronzes
in the 19th century called Bergmann, from Austria,
and sometimes they are marked with a B.
In actual fact, I have a feeling this is not bronze, actually,
because when you turn him over and you see the base of his feet,
does that look a bit silvery to you?
A bit kind of steel looking?
Which would tell me that is in actual fact a spelter piece.
-But he's really absolutely lovely. Madame...
Um, combien? For me?
Trade, dealer. English.
No money. Very best price.
Et bas, ca!
-170. Please take my money!
-250, this is the best, best price.
Madame, I'm going to have it. Thank you very much.
Thank you very much, I've got to have him.
In spite of the communication confusion,
the Devilish One takes the deal on the figurine at £227.27.
Our dealing daredevils have plundered purchases at every turn
this morning, and now it's time to see who's on a roll with the relics
and who could end up as a shrunken head on a stick.
Each of our treasure seekers started the day
with £750 worth of their own euros to spend.
Devilish David Harper is busting his budget on big buys.
He's done three deals, spending £481.82,
leaving him with £268.18 in his kitty.
James "The Lionheart" Lewis has ferreted out two finds so far,
That leaves him £590.91 to spend.
-Is it cold enough for you?
-Oh, my goodness me!
I've changed my coat, I have to say.
I've got a big thick sheepskin flying jacket on.
My lips are going numb. It is nithering. How you getting on?
Well, I bought a few bits, but nothing of any great quality.
I've bought a couple of things, quite good quality,
but by gosh, James, have I spent the money. Eh?
Well, this is just it.
Everything I pick up, I look, I turn over,
I think, "That's worth £300 or £400,"
and I look at it, "It says 350. Oh, no, 1,350."
The most bizarre things are huge money.
All you need to do is take your entire shop stock,
bring it over here and sell it to them.
Well, there you go. Do that once a month.
Actually, what a very good idea! I might just do that.
-I should be a dealer and not an auctioneer.
-Shall we continue?
We're losing the light.
Despite the difficulties,
our fearless fortune hunters need to push on with the purchasing.
With only a few hours of daylight left and euros still to spend,
getting the right deal has never mattered more.
And The Lionheart's moved quicker than a crack from a bullwhip
as he's bagged a pair of mantel urns for £109.09.
This little pair of French mantel vases or mantel urns
were made around 1875, 1895, somewhere around there.
They're white Carrara marble and they're applied with brass beadwork
and topped with a pair of bronze urns, saucer-shaped urns.
But if we look at the casting, they're foliate,
they're leafy and they are Art Nouveau in influence.
Now, they're both damaged, so I need to get that
attached back onto there.
Traditional way of doing it is to put plaster of Paris in there
and set it in there.
But I'm not going to do that.
I'm going to cut them away slightly and literally just give them
a good solid glue.
And if I can get that done easily,
they should show me a bit of a profit.
The Lionheart's a man with a plan for his latest French finds,
but Devilish David isn't so focused.
Oh, my gosh, look at this.
I must say, I'm feeling the pressure big time.
My glasses are getting wet, it's getting colder
and as soon as it gets wet and it's getting cold
and it's getting a bit dark, this lot are going to go home.
They're going to pack up,
take all these potential treasures away with them,
leaving me nothing to buy.
It's time to up the ante a bit here.
So the Devilish One changes tack in his bid for victory
and moves into the side streets on the lookout for something unusual.
You know, in this business,
you've got to think a little bit outside of the box.
And this I find very interesting.
It's obviously a soda siphon, a big brass thing,
very good quality, very heavy.
Unlikely it's going to be used as a soda siphon today,
and I think you could convert that to a table lamp
and then use it in the living room, but also to a restaurateur.
Is this yours, sir?
-Yes, it's mine.
Now, YOU are a man of style, sophistication and taste.
-I can tell immediately. Hello! We're like brothers!
-Yes, I can tell!
I quite like it. It's heavy. Is it cheap? Is it devastatingly cheap?
-It's 40 euro.
Can I make a profit on 40 euro... Can it be 30 euro?
I don't think so. It can be...
-My best price would be 35 euro.
Well, at that kind of money, it's a pleasure to do business,
because everything is so expensive here.
For 35 euros, I feel absolutely over the moon!
David splashes out £31.82 on the soda siphon and soon spots
a stall nearby where everything on offer is for 20 euros apiece.
Now, what would you have for 20 euros?
There's one item that I'm going to have for 20 euros.
I don't want to negotiate, I just want it.
What would you have for 20 euros?
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it's time
to take a punt on David's Treasure Trove Challenge.
What will he go for at 20 euros?
Some Chinese cloisonne?
Islamic-style powder flasks?
A blue glass vase?
A roulette wheel?
An unusual candle stand?
A modern Chinese pot?
Or will he take our cute cuddly toy?
OK, there's no cuddly toy.
Right, have you made your choices?
I tell you what, there are a few things on there that I would buy,
but the thing I just have to have, because I've never bought one before
and I can tell without even handling it, it's got some vintage age to it,
so we're going back to that vintage feel, is the roulette.
Is that not fantastic or what?
You've got your ball bearing in there.
Ebony or ebonised wood.
On little bun feet, nicely turned,
good quality, probably 1950s, 1960s.
For 20 euros, there's so much fun and games there,
there's got to be a double profit. That is mine.
So, the Devilish One takes a gamble on the roulette wheel for £18.18.
The Lionheart is also trying his luck by buying a damaged chandelier.
-150 is my last.
-OK, then, 150.
It's cost him £136.36, so has he just bagged himself a bargain?
Now, obviously, it's a ceiling chandelier.
It would have had four flame-shaped shades coming down from here.
They cost £25, £30. Now, this is falling apart.
I don't think it was that much of a bargain!
Oh, dear, James.
Maybe buying damaged goods wasn't such a good idea after all.
Now, you might have noticed something familiar
about some of the sellers today.
Yes, it seems they've been influenced
by the sartorial savoir-faire of the Devilish One.
And here he is. David Harper, style icon.
His fleece-lined flying jacket is all the rage this season,
accentuated by classic white jeans
and topped off by that audacious fluffy little hat.
Well, I think I'm just about there.
I've got a bit more money to spend,
but it's getting dark, it's getting colder and colder.
I'm losing the will.
I just feel like going and finding a hot cup of tea somewhere.
I wonder how that Harper's getting on?
Don't ask, James. Our fashionista is accessorising.
But will his hankering for headgear give his rival an opportunity?
On his quest for a cuppa, James has bought one last item.
Well, I have just blown a massive portion of my budget on this.
But you know, I love it!
It's a late-19th-century mantel clock, cast as a jockey.
The great thing about it also is, on the back, it is signed Geschultz,
which is the trademark for Franz Bergmann,
one of the leading bronze casters in Austria from the 19th century.
The movement is a purely paper dial, with Roman numerals.
We go to the back, it's got a bell,
which basically means it's a clock, not a timepiece.
It might be the biggest earner. It might be the biggest loser.
James is taking a massive risk with the horse-and-jockey clock
at a mighty £318.18.
Will it gallop away with a profit when he comes to sell it?
Well, with daylight departing fast and the vendors shutting up shop,
time's up on our antiques explorers' mission for memorabilia.
David and James each started the day with £750 worth of their own euros.
Devilish David ends the day having done five deals,
on which he spent a total of £531.82.
James The Lionheart finishes the day having also done five deals,
but he's spent £722.72.
Night is closing in, and it's time for our intrepid explorers
to wend their way home,
but not before they've done a bit of showing off.
I've got my favourite object of the day.
-He is not leaving my side. Isn't he gorgeous?
-He's fun, isn't it?
-Is he spelter or bronze?
-I think he's spelter.
The lady thought he was cold-painted bronze.
He's positively cold-painted, but I haven't scratched him.
-He's got some weight to him.
-Yeah, that's not bad at all.
-That's exactly what I was looking for.
-Talking of which.
-Signed Geschultz on the back.
I thought it might be Bergmann, but look at that for an Austrian clock.
-Good subject, isn't it?
-Alarm clock, obviously.
Oh, an alarm? I hadn't even thought about it being an alarm!
I just thought it was a clock. It's an alarm clock, isn't it?
Well, isn't that a mad coincidence? Two Bergmann-esque items.
It's been a fantastically difficult but fun day.
-It really has been hard, but I've enjoyed it.
-I've loved it.
-It's been good fun. Now to the sales.
-Back to Blighty.
Yeah, you too.
This epic antiques adventure is only just beginning.
Now our dealing journalists need to sell of each of their items
for as much money as they possibly can.
And whoever makes the most profit will take today's title.
In his devilish Durham HQ, David is delighted with his foreign finds.
Clap your eyes on these gorgeous things.
There's a real entertainment theme going here.
We've got the Cinzano parking sign.
I've got one place in mind for that, some sort of plan is developing here.
We've got the soda siphon. Got a plan for that.
I might just be a bit wacky and make that into a lamp
and take that to a restaurateur.
We've got a bit of fun and games here with the roulette wheel.
I'll find someone for that.
I've got to say, my favourite item of all is this little fellow,
the cold-painted North African musician.
And we've got this pair of gorgeous
and remarkably comfortable salon chairs to sit back,
relax and take in all of that entertainment.
However, it's not here to stay.
These things have got to find a new home,
so now it's off to sell, sell, sell.
Yes, the Devilish One is raring to go, but there is one dealer
who's ready to do all he can to stop him in his tracks -
The Lionheart, who's in his lair and plotting over his prize purchases.
Quite pleased with some of the things that I've bought.
The horse-and-jockey alarm clock is a really interesting thing.
There are plenty of people that might go for that.
The chandelier, well, it's broken in transit.
That little lug off the side,
I need to work out what to do with that.
The little steel dice on a plinth.
You can imagine that in one of these glitzy gamblers' homes.
The mantel urns - very young, very fashionable. Really like them.
My favourite thing of all
is this lovely little collection of antiquities.
The pre-Columbian pots, the Roman head, bit of Egyptian as well.
I've got a few people in mind for them.
Generally, I'm pleased, optimistic
and I think Harper might have his work cut out here.
And so our selling race begins.
The clock is set, and James and David need to get calling round
their contacts, knowing that no deal is done until they get
that all-important handshake and the money's in their hands.
It's our devilish driver who's first off the grid.
He's come to a classic car showroom in his hometown
of Barnard Castle with plans to sell his vintage parking sign.
David paid £100 for it in Paris,
but will it be just the ticket for car restorer Dick?
-Are you ready?
-OK, here we go.
-Aha! It's probably '30s or '40s, late '40s sign.
-I was even thinking it might be a bit later.
-It may well be.
You are a vintage car expert.
Well, it's something like a caricature of...
-What does it say on there? Fiat.
-A 1904 Fiat.
Yes, a caricature of a Fiat four-cylinder.
-It all ties in nicely.
-Absolutely. That's great.
That would look well in here. It's really nice.
-I know you only want to spend a certain amount of money.
I want to get the maximum of your budget...
How does 160 sound?
Go on. Yeah. I'll do you a deal on that.
Nice manoeuvring from David, and he drives away with an £80 profit.
It's a stupendous start from the Devilish One,
but the Lionheart isn't going to let him
gallop away with an early lead in this race for the greatest profit.
And he's come to Berkshire hoping for a sale
of his horse-and-jockey clock.
Of all the things I found in France,
this was not only the most expensive,
but it's also attracted the most interest.
I've had dealers after it, I've had collectors after it,
but instead I've decided to come here to Royal Windsor Racecourse
to try and sell it to the managing director.
James paid a whopping £318.84 for the clock in Paris,
so can he overcome this hurdle and get a sale
from manager director, Daniel?
Daniel, I have to say, when I first saw this little clock in France,
I fell in love with it.
-Tell me a bit about it.
-Yeah, it's cast in bronze.
It was probably made in Austria around 1870.
This one is mainly interesting
because it's got that wonderful word, novelty.
Certainly, we do offer a trophy after every race anyway,
so this is something that would suit. Does it work?
I was hoping you weren't going to ask that question. It doesn't.
There is a fault in the mechanism,
but the main clock should be easy to get sorted.
-Whether the alarm would work or not, I'm not sure.
-Not keen? Half keen?
-I would say, at this juncture, half keen.
There's a fair bit of work that needs to get done
to be able to present that as a trophy, to make it a working clock.
We would probably look somewhere in the region of about £400 for that.
I was hoping for a lot more, I was hoping for about double that.
-I think if we can agree on 500,
we'll get the clock working. If...
-If you're doing it, then it's probably going to be
out of our price range in terms of a trophy.
How about six, then?
Really got to go for 500 to get it working.
-550, and you have got a deal.
-550 and you get the clock working.
-520, and YOU get it working.
-520 and YOU get it working.
You've already said 500! Oh, go on. You've got your 500.
-You get it working at the £500.
-Thank you, sir.
Gosh, you are a good haggler! You have out-haggled me.
What a tough negotiation, but finally,
The Lionheart trots off with a profit of £181.82.
Director of a racecourse? He should be directing boxing!
I feel totally beaten up after that deal. My goodness, he was hard!
Well, no-one said it was going to be easy, James.
And to add to The Lionheart's woes,
Devilish David already has his next potential sale lined up.
He's brought his pair of 19th-century chairs to the office
of IT consultant Jacqueline, who spotted them in his shop.
-They're really remarkably comfortable.
-They are indeed. Yes.
Yes, that's what I thought when I first saw them.
OK, well, let's have a look at them, then.
It's a nice old crushed linen,
so it's a good quality material, and it suits the chairs.
What year, do you think?
Right, the style, Louis XVI, 18th-century French,
they are screaming French.
-But these are 19th-century versions of an 18th-century chair.
And if you just push the back, in places you'll hear a crunch.
And that's horsehair.
-So, that's interesting, isn't it?
And if you then press the seat, you can just feel the springs.
-Can you feel them?
-Yes, I can.
Like an old mattress like Granny used to have.
-That's why they're so comfortable.
-They are superb things.
-Yes, well, I agree with you.
I do really like them.
It's nice to see a smile on your face. That's good, that's good.
So now we get to the business bit.
-Yes, yes. OK, so money.
-How much are you thinking about?
-OK. £300 for the pair.
How does that sound?
Meet in the middle - 290? Go on then.
A straightforward sale
and a comfortable profit for David.
Lovely chairs, lovely lady,
lovely sale. It's a lovely day.
# Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day
# Lovely day
# Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day. #
David's next goal is to sell the figurine with the nodding head
that he paid just over £227 for.
He's invited collector Terry round to Devilish HQ,
but will he be willing to pay the kind of money David's after?
I've been offered £350.
-Have you really?
-From a dealer.
Much as I think he's brilliant...
I really, really am taken with him.
I can't see me going much above 250, 260.
But he's not going to go home with you, Terry?
-I'm afraid no.
Oh, that's a disappointment for David,
but he always has a back-up plan.
I really would have liked Terry to have that.
You could see the happiness that little figure brought to him.
But I can understand that he has a budget
and he needs to stick to a tight rein.
However, he's gone.
£350, that's a lovely sale.
A very healthy profit.
But you know what? I'm going to miss that little nodding fellow.
The Devilish One sells the figurine to his friend
and dealer Anthony and turns in a profit of...
James now desperately needs to even the score.
He's come to Wirksworth in Derbyshire, hoping to sell
the chandelier to an antiques dealer that he knows.
The chandelier cost James £136.36
in Paris, but it's slightly damaged.
So will dealer George show any interest?
George, have a look at that.
Never mind the quality, feel the weight.
That is... I mean, that has got a serious, heavy...
-Wonderful quality, isn't it?
-It really is. It's quite nice.
-Bit rubbed, but then again...
-Needs a clean.
Yeah, it does.
I'm just going to put that down because it's quite a weight.
I'll just put it down there and have a look.
-Just stand back.
-I found it in Paris.
Yeah, it's very Parisian, isn't it?
Imagine if you have a big entrance porch
in one of those Victorian Gothic houses.
Wouldn't that look fantastic in the entrance porch?
You could imagine just a candelabra beside it.
-I'm going to chance my arm.
-I was going to try and get 700 quid for it.
-Don't chance your arm.
-No, I'm not going to.
-How much are we talking about?
I'm thinking about 180.
-I knew you were going to say no.
-I'll tell you what I'll do.
I'll stick my hand out and I'm going to put on...
..an extra 70 quid. 250 quid.
-I can't move on that.
-We got a deal?
-You got a deal.
What a result. Despite the piece needing restoration,
James makes a profit of...
Well, by the time George has finished with that chandelier,
it will look fantastic.
Just wish I was there to see it.
It's now two sales in the bag for The Lionheart, and he goes
on to sell his dice paperweight to another dealer for a profit of...
With both our boys sealing the deals,
we're halfway on the long road to victory.
Time to see whose profits have stalled
and who's driving away with loads of loot.
So far, Devilish David has done three deals,
racking up a profit of...
James The Lionheart has also sold three items,
and he's right behind with a profit of...
But today's epic quest isn't over yet.
Our fortune hunters now need to go all out to maximise
the profits from selling their treasures.
Devilish David is in the lead by a nose, and he has plans
to increase his odds of walking away with today's title. He wants to sell
the roulette wheel that cost him £18.18 and he's invited dealer Steve
to his HQ to give it a whirl.
# You spin me right round, baby
# Right round, like a record, baby
# Right round, round, round. #
-Are you a gambling man, Steve?
-Not particularly, actually.
-I'm afraid not.
-But you like my roulette wheel, though.
I do like that roulette wheel, yeah.
-So well made. Look, it's still going.
-I can see that. It's nice.
What, probably 19...
It could be 30s, but let's say it's between 1930s and 1950s.
Just so well-constructed. It's a great thing, a funky idea.
-It'll look good in your shop.
-Can I tempt you?
-Depends how much it is, really.
60, 70, 80, 90 or 100.
Oh, no, no. No way.
I might be able to sell it on for your first price.
No! Surely you'd get more.
-No! No, Steve!
-I'll tell you what I'll do.
50 if it's red, 55 if it's black.
-35 black, 45 red.
So David's hoping it'll be red, which will give him
a sale price of £45. Black and it'll be £35.
-Red, yes! It's red.
-You've won, really.
-We've both won.
What a good sport Steve is!
The gamble pays off and Devilish David walks away with a profit of...
David comes up trumps, but the chips are down for The Lionheart
because he's trailing in the profit stakes.
James now needs to do all he can to catch up with The Devilish One.
He's brought his mantel urns to collector Kevin,
hoping he'll want to add them to his assortment of antiques.
Kevin, whenever I see bronze, I think of you.
So there we go, one of two. I found them in Paris.
I just thought you might like them.
Yeah, they're very pretty actually.
Very Art Nouveau. About 1890.
Bang on, yeah.
-Little bit of damage I noted.
-Yeah, there's a hole there.
-But nothing untoward.
-I thought they were nice being a pair.
I thought they would go well on a mantelpiece.
-So tell me, do you like them?
-It just depends where you want to be price-wise, James?
-How about 250?
How about 230?
-200 and finish.
-OK, James. That's lovely.
I'll go get you a cloth and some detergent, let you get on with it.
I never said I'd clean them!
The things I do for a profit!
Well, he might have had to work for it,
but James cleans up with a profit of...
Time is running out on today's antiques adventure
and our brave boys have just a short while left
to sell their final items.
Ever the tactician,
David is aiming to increase the value of his soda siphon.
He's had lights fitted inside it and is hoping to sell it
as a novelty talking piece to restaurant owner, Ken.
Surely he can't fail to be impressed by David's hard work.
Yeah, not bad.
-It's quaint, it's quirky. I can imagine it...
-It's a talking piece.
When you've got your customers coming in,
it's the kind of thing they'd ask questions about,
wonder what it is. It's perfect.
David has spent a total of £56.82 on the siphon,
including having the work done.
But can he light up a money-making deal?
I do quite like it.
All depends on what kind of price you're looking for.
-Oh, don't be crass! You're not going to talk about money!
-I'm afraid so.
-Always boils down to money.
-Oh, that's terrible.
-CAR BRAKES SCREECHING
I'd say a more realistic price would be 60.
What about 90?
A bit more, just a bit more.
Meet me halfway at 85 and we've done a deal.
£85 then. If you're happy with that, I'm happy.
I'm not happy at all, but thank you.
Well a hard haggle, but David squeezes a profit of...
And with that, he's all sold up.
That just leaves James
with his last items to sell.
He's come to Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter
with plans for his assortment of ancient pots and figures.
The artefacts cost £150,
so does jeweller Terri think they'll fit in with the shop's stock?
Terri, I know you like to buy interesting things for the shop.
Now, the four ushabti,
or figures of sarcophaguses,
are all genuine Egyptian, but of varying ages.
Then we have two pieces here, two Roman heads.
That is Bacchus, god of wine and frivolity,
so I always like Bacchus.
These pieces here, from the head, the three bowls
and the two open vessels,
they're all South American, pre-Columbian,
from about 600 AD up to about 1500 AD.
A little frog amulet there, which is absolutely lovely.
A little tree frog. Finally this one,
so difficult to age something like that.
It's a metate or grinding stone,
which would have been used for grinding grain.
-African, is it?
There's a really interesting mix there.
We cover three continents and two or three thousand years.
-So there we are.
-It is interesting
-and I would be willing to make an offer for it.
Terri's keen, but can The Lionheart
do a money-making deal?
Will it be enough to beat The Devilish One?
All will soon be revealed.
Devilish David Harper did five deals in France
and spent a further £25 doing up his soda siphon, a total spend of...
James "The Lionheart" Lewis also did five deals,
but he spent more money than his rival...
But the only thing that matters now is who's made the most profit.
All money David and James have made from today's challenge
will go to a charity of their choice.
So it's time to find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is Champion.
-Bonjour. Ca va?
-Ah, ca va, bongo dingo dongo! Yes!
James, I get by very well with my French.
How did you get on?
Do you know, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
I was really hoping you would fail miserably,
but I had an awful sinking feeling the Lewis machine kicked in.
-I have to say, I was disappointed in the clock.
-Good. I mean, sorry!
That could have made at least another couple of hundred pounds.
Couple of thousand where you're involved!
I took the soda siphon and converted it into a very stylish lamp.
-It looked the business!
It was a thoroughly enjoyable trip,
but I'm afraid it's all about the money.
-Are you ready?
-No, no, no!
-How do you do it?
-It was the antiquities.
I loved them, but when you worked out how much they were each...
-Oh, get on with it.
-They were cheap! David, David!
The Lionheart's right.
It was the sale of the antiquities that won it for him in the end.
How about 450?
-425 and you've got a deal.
-Go on. That shows me a great profit.
That sale gave James an incredible...
Decisive victory today!
You know, I really thought I was in with a good chance
on that foreign market.
I made some good profits and I was really pleased.
But James Lewis just made more.
Paris is never an easy place to buy antiques.
But having said that, those little antiquities
found on a blanket in the street were a great result.
Overall - profits, profits, profits. And a victory.
Devilish David may have lost today, but there's all to play for tomorrow
as our duelling dealers fight it out one last time
in the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is showdown.
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