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This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
The show that pitches TV's best loved antiques experts
against each other in an all-out battle for profit.
I'm a double your money girl.
And give you the insider's view of the trade.
You've got to be in it to win it.
Each week, two duelling dealers will face a different daily challenge.
Lovely! We've got some work to do. Let's go.
Putting their own money and their hard-earned reputations on the line.
As they see who can make the most money from buying and selling.
Get in there
So, strap yourself in for a rip-roaring ride.
All I need is the pocketful of cash.
It's the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is showdown,
the greatest challenge our eminent experts have faced yet.
Our antiques adventurers will be tested to the absolute limit
as they're sent on a mission to scour the country and continent
to plunder the top treasures that they must then sell on
for the biggest possible profit.
Coming up - James makes an unexpected vintage find.
Look at that. Didn't even see that!
David throws down the gauntlet in his bid for showdown glory.
If that doesn't double its money, I will eat my hat.
And the Lionheart is a fish out of water in his quest for a profit.
It promises to be a contest to remember,
as our brave boys go head to head for the title.
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Yes, it's the showdown,
where our two challengers face off in one final fight.
Bidding for massive profit margins
and for ultimate victory over their opponent.
Our heavy hitters are two of the trade's most esteemed experts.
First up is the North's ruthless rummager,
the trader who knows no mercy.
It's the treasure hunt. Get fired up.
It's Devilish David Harper.
And, in the opposing corner is the daredevil from Derby,
the auctioneer whose encyclopaedic antiques knowledge is only outdone
by his own competitive spirit.
It's a tank helmet.
A tank helmet!
It's James "the Lionheart" Lewis.
This is their toughest challenge, testing all their nerves, knowledge
and dealing skills to the limit.
Only one will come out the winner.
Time to find out what's in store.
James, this is the big one.
The big, big one. How are you feeling?
Slightly nervous. How about you?
Always nervous, James. I live on my nerves.
But there's a buzz out of that, isn't there?
Come on, open it.
Welcome to your final and biggest challenge yet.
Oh, the drama. The showdown!
You must each buy eight items
during your regular Put Your Money challenges,
and you have to buy two items at each event.
You can spend up to £1,000 of your own money.
What a pleasure.
You can each sell up to four items wherever you want.
The remaining items will go into an auction.
The auction will be in Lincolnshire, approximately 12 weeks from now.
-Choose your items wisely.
Because the winner will be the one who makes the most profit.
James, it's all about profit.
All the very best of luck to you.
Well, we're starting with the auctions, so, that way. Let's go.
Both our trading titans know that the £1,000 of their own money
that they have to spend must cover any restoration,
repairs and buying fees.
It's going to be an epic encounter,
but who will come away with the biggest profit?
Our chaps will be buying from their usual hunting grounds -
A UK antiques market.
A car boot sale, and a foreign antiques market.
Our sworn enemies are ready for round one, and the arena for their first fight
is Gildings Auctioneers in Leicestershire,
where, today, over 600 lots of antiques and collectables
are on offer to the highest bidder.
Each of our buying belters needs to find two knockout items
with which to take down the opposition.
I think there might be a bit of profit in there.
The Lionheart is an auctioneer by trade
and this is his natural habitat.
He's got an 18th century Delft blue and white plate in his sights.
He strikes without a thought for his rival.
Start the new bidding at £30, at £30, right at the back now, at 30.
The Delft plate is dished up for £35.40, including fees,
and the Lionheart likes the look of its painted decoration.
Have a look at this little face here.
He could almost be Chinese, couldn't he?
That's because, when Delft was made,
the only porcelain that was existing in Europe was imported from China.
So, this idea of blue and white was copying the Chinese blue and white.
That little plate has got to be worth £70. It's got to be.
But anything the Lionheart can do,
the Devilish one likes to think he can do better.
David also has 18th-century porcelain in his sights
four Chinese ginger jars.
They, ideally, need to be no more than 150.
50 I'm bid for the Chinese jars at 50, five, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100.
110, 120, 130. 130...
130, that's enough.
Selling at 130.
David's put a lid on the bidding at £153.40, including costs.
You very rarely find a ginger jar with a lid.
In actual fact, these things were made in massive quantities
and shipped separately with the lids.
You would find crates and crates of ginger jars,
and then crates and crates of lids.
And that's where the saying, "pot luck" comes from.
None of them would match, and so, you would grab loads of pot lids,
and you would take "pot luck" to hope that it fitted.
So, in this case, you could say it fitted that one.
You could see it fitted that one.
Not that one.
And not that one. So, there you go.
Take pot luck, and it will work on two of them.
But, it is, seriously, very unusual
to find these ginger jars with their original lids.
Yes, David's spiced up this fight by winning the ginger jars
and snaps his second buy, too,
a Dutch painting of a tavern scene for £112.10, including fees.
David's bagged his two required items
and the pressure is on James
to match his rival's purchasing prowess.
This is solid English oak.
It was made around 1750.
It is known as an oak gate leg, for obvious reasons.
Two flaps, one on either side, and a gate swings out, and there we are.
We just support it - a very, very simple design.
And that is a lovely colour.
If I can get that for the estimate, which is £80-£120,
I rate that at 300-400.
So, hopefully, fingers crossed, that'll be coming home with me.
It's a piece of furniture with centuries of heritage
but the Lionheart is bang up to date
when it comes to outbidding his competitors.
140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190.
200. And 10.
220, 230, 230, 240, 250.
Sold, at £250.
Thank you for your bidding.
James has paid £295, including fees, for the oak table
more than twice the estimate,
but he's taking down another target
and now has both his auction items for the showdown.
Our antiques assassins have each gunned down
18th century porcelain in this round,
but will it be David's ginger jars or James's Delft plate
that turns out to be a profit-winning purchase
in this battle for ultimate victory?
Our boys' showdown budget is £1,000.
David Harper has spent £265.50 on his two lots, leaving him
with £734 to play with.
James Lewis has splashed more cash than his rival, spending £330.40,
which leaves £669.60 for the remaining three rounds.
Time, then, for round two, the car boot sale.
Our hungry dealers have been sent to Melton Mowbray car boot sale,
where, every Sunday,
traders and public alike offer their tastiest morsels up for sale.
From here, our boys need to take away two more items
for their showstopping showdown.
The Devilish one desperately wants to taste victory.
He has spotted a pair of 17th-century style fire dogs
and hopes the seller is ready to bite at his offer.
Can I tell you what I'd pay
then you can tell me if you would be happy to trade this?
-How far away am I?
-Does that mean 30, then?
Ha-ha! Can we meet halfway?
Yeah, go on.
45. Thanks you very much indeed. Absolute gentleman.
There you go. That, I think, is a great buy.
Their true age really doesn't matter, it's the style and the look,
and the weight, and the way that these things are constructed.
Look at that. Look at that fixing.
No machine-made items.
This is absolutely handmade.
This was made in the forge.
The guy that made these things was certainly making other things,
he was making shoes for horses.
That's what he was doing.
It's a blacksmith's workshop, country-made piece, and look at that.
Whether that really is true age-related wear,
it doesn't matter.
It's got what we look for, it's got the look. Fabulous. Car boot.
The Devilish one is wagging his tail over the fire dogs.
The Lionheart hopes he's helped himself to a treat
with his next buy.
This isn't the most expensive Chinese vase I've ever bought,
but at 50p, I just couldn't say no.
Chinese, late 19th-century,
and these rectangular panels are painted with officials.
You can see the Chinese court buildings in the background
and, in the front here, you've got two
having a little battle with the over-sized shield.
They're painted predominantly in green,
so this is known as Famille Vert, family of green.
Three main colour variants are Famille Noir, family of black,
Famille Rose, family of pink,
and Famille Vert.
If I take £20-£30 out of it, I'll be chuffed.
The Lionheart hopes the vase is full of Eastern promise
and, at 50p, it's the cheapest collectable yet.
And without a thought for his rival,
our thirsty buying bandito rides off in search of his next deal.
Is he going to spend big here?
How much is the watercolour, please?
£3? Can I have a look?
I'll give you your £3 for that. £3. There we go.
Thank you very much.
Thank you. Cheers. And look at that.
Didn't even see that!
What a great advert.
When I saw this lovely little 19th-century watercolour
I wasn't expecting to see that on the back.
My problem now is,
if I can't get that unstuck,
do I sell it for that side, or do I sell it for that side?
Mmm, a dilemma, James.
It seems Devilish David is using the same tactic as James
and going for cheap and cheerful treasures.
He's just bought a Chinese soapstone brush pot for 50p.
That's probably the cheapest, even from a car boot,
that I've ever bought anything.
It's certainly the cheapest Chinese hand-carved soapstone brush pot,
Ming Dynasty, circa 1350, worth £25,000, that I've ever bought.
Yes, he's a bit of a wag, but will his 50p find
paint him a colourful profit?
This burst of buying brings round two to an end
and this time around, our chaps have mostly gone for cheap deals.
But, winning this showdown all depends on
what they can sell their items for.
Find out later if these small money buys
turn out to be big profit-busting purchases.
From the original £1,000 they started off with,
David Harper has spent £311, which leaves him with £689 in his kitty.
James Lewis has spent £333.90,
giving him £666.10 for the remaining two rounds of this epic showdown.
Time for round three, the UK antiques market,
and our antiques gladiators are now under extreme pressure
to fight for the best deals.
Their battleground is the Newark antiques fair.
It's one of Europe's biggest fairs,
so, buying well here from the myriad of merchandise on offer
could seal showdown victory for one of our boys.
The Lionheart's stalking potential targets.
He's a big cat who's ready to pounce
on any potential prey, no matter how small.
He's got his paws on a tennis racquet charm.
We've got a mark 375, that means .375
which is 375 parts gold per 1,000 parts,
which means nine carat.
And nine carat is the lowest carat of gold that we sell in the UK.
I'm going to ask him how much this is.
Excuse me? How much is the racket?
80? What would be your best on it?
-I'll do you 75.
Would you take a cheeky 70?
As it's you, yeah, go on.
All right, I'll take that from you. Thanks very much.
Yes, James wins the rally,
but how will he serve up a profit-winning deal later on?
Somehow, I don't think that's really Andy Murray's style, do you?
The Lionheart is a pro player in this antiques game
and hopes he's hit an ace with his second deal, too.
MUSIC: WIMBLEDON THEME
I think I might have made a bit of a mistake buying this.
Or, maybe not. Double fault!
It's a little bit worse for wear.
It would have been made for a lady to keep her needles and cottons.
Two little drawers for knitting needles and then a drawer underneath
for balls of wool, so it is in fact a little sort of work table.
But the major problem is the amount of work.
Just look at that. It's faded.
All the veneer on the bottom of there,
a new foot on the bottom,
it's got cut marks into the top, but I just want to rescue it.
I want to find somebody who will love it.
I want to find a new home for it.
MUSIC: "Rescue Me" by Fontella Bass
Yes, James might need saving after buying the work table for £65,
but David is in trouble, too.
He's yet to seal a showdown deal here at Newark,
but he does have his eye on a potentially tasty little number.
A novelty cruet set.
He has salt in one bucket, pepper in the urn but missing
the little pierced top and then, mustard in this little basket here.
How much is it?
SPAGHETTI WESTERN-STYLE GUITAR
Can you do a bit better?
It's a standoff.
-I'll take it for 20.
David held his ground and he's knocked another fiver
off the asking price, and the Devilish one isn't stopping now.
He heats up this showdown by buying a stool for £130.
It's never been reupholstered in about 90 years.
In this round, our duelling dealers
have gone for the weird and wonderful.
From the novelty cruet set to the tiniest tennis racket.
James Lewis has gone out on a limb
with his work table that needs restoration.
So, let's see who spent what.
From his £1,000 starting budget,
David Harper has now spent £461, which leaves him with £539,
more than half his budget, and with just one round to go.
James Lewis is also being cautious with his cash,
spending £468.90, giving him £531.10 for the final round.
Next is the last battle in this clash of the trading titans
and it's time for our boys to say "Bonjour"
to the foreign antiques market.
Our duelling dealers are in Paris at the Saint Ouen fleamarket,
where over 2,000 shops and stalls offer everything
from marvellous mirrors to mesmerising miscellanea.
It's the last opportunity for our profit hunters to seek out
a great deal in their bid to win the showdown title
and the greatest profit for their chosen charities.
The Lionheart knows that classic French items
like chandeliers are just the sort of thing
you can buy cheaply here and turn a profit with back home.
And he's just done a deal on one for the equivalent of £136.36.
Admittedly this does need a bit of work.
It needs rewiring, it needs polishing up
and a really good clean, but when all that's been done,
in a top London shop, they'd be asking £1,000 for this, any day.
So, if I can get 500, it's quids in,
and it still leaves a decent profit for whoever buys it from me.
The Lionheart needs just one more item.
He's going all-out for showdown glory
and our commander of collectables
now has a final potential purchase on his radar.
James does a deal on a couple of pottery lion's feet
for five euros, but then spots some more.
I wonder if I should have those as well. I'll take the green ones.
The Lionheart does a deal on four pottery Lions feet for £9.09.
I know what you're thinking. What on earth are they?
These four are salt glazed 19th-century furniture rests,
to raise bits of furniture off the floor,
to get them off the damp tiles.
The great news is, I know somebody who collects them.
The problem is, if he's already got these,
I don't know who I'm going to sell them to.
But, for ten euros, it's worth a gamble.
Our purchasing Prince from Derby has now done
all he can in his bid for the title of showdown king,
so what can David buy to challenge his rival for the throne?
-Can you do 30?
35? Yes, oui. Merci beaucoup.
He's done a deal on two items from the same stall.
The first is a Chinese cloisonne vase for £31.82.
I think the colours in this vase,
compared to most cloisonne pieces you see, is absolutely lovely.
You've got that bronze, you've got the variation in colours.
Tiny little highlights in blue and, for 35 euros,
that is a bargain and it's a screamingly-good auction piece.
And the Devilish one's second item
is a bovine-horn snuff bottle for £18.18.
Again, fantastic as an auction piece.
Put that online, good photograph, under a bright light, online bidders,
that will make substantially more than my 20 euro purchase price.
That's my prediction.
Hmmm! We shall see!
Round four is over and all the required items have been bought.
Our purchasing prize-fighters have thrown all the punches they can
in their bid for showdown greatness.
James believes his chandelier will produce a profit back in Blighty,
while David hopes his two Chinese items
turn out to be terrific takeaways.
Our rummaging rivals each started the day
with £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Devilish David Harper's showdown selections cost him £511.
James the Lionheart Lewis has spent more in his bid for victory.
A total of £614.35.
The buying is over
and it's time for our profit hunters to return to home shores,
but not before they've grabbed a glimpse of their rival's wares.
So, you bought those today. What else did you get?
Well, if I pass these over to you,
quite different but typically French.
-Is it a bronze one?
Yeah, 150 euros or so.
OK, it needs restoring, but it's got hope, hasn't it? Onto me.
It's a nice Chinese cloisonne vase. A bit different because of the colour.
Lovely quality. There's no nibbles in it. 35 euros.
That's fine. What else?
This is lovely. And I think you'll like it.
-It's a snuff bottle, isn't it?
-It IS a snuff bottle.
It looks so much like a perfume bottle, it's unbelievable.
Oh, that's cheap.
If that doesn't double its money, I will eat my hat.
That is a profit earner going into auction.
So I'm happy.
For me, I know that the things I want to sell privately,
I'm going to be fine.
It's the nervousness and uncertainty of the auction.
I love that feeling.
You might think you're going to get £100.
You might get ten, you might get 1,000.
That's the great thing. You've no idea.
Fingers crossed. It's 1,000 each.
That would be lovely, James. Lovely.
It's been a great pleasure.
-It's been a long road.
-Enjoyed it. Well done, David.
It's like they've become best of buddies. But it's not going to last.
Bagging the buys was just the start of today's ultimate challenge.
David and James now need to put their thinking caps on,
contact their potential buyers and start selling their prize pieces.
But, not only do our duelling dealers have to find buyers
for their items,
the showdown sell-off also has a twist - the auction.
David and James must each put half their items under the hammer,
which means they might see their profits soar
or they might lose everything they've worked so hard for.
Strategy is now more important than ever.
So, in County Durham, what's Devilish David's plan?
Well, right in front of your eyes is a selection of the items
I've been buying for this big one, the big showdown.
From all over the place. You know the idea.
We can put some items into auction and I've chosen four pieces so far.
The two pieces from Paris,
that lovely silver-plated novelty cruet set,
and that big pair, that massive 17th-century pair of fire dogs from,
of all places, a car boot sale.
They're off to sale.
So we have left over to consider these pieces,
plus that lovely, big, 17th century made-up stool.
That leaves the items David's going to sell in person.
And, as well as the stool, he wants to do deals on the ginger jars,
the oil painting and the Chinese brush pot.
Over in the Lionheart's lair, James is plotting over his prize pieces.
What a motley selection of antiques I've got in front of me here.
I mean, really, my key decisions are going to be,
what am I going to put in auction
and what am I going to sell privately?
Well, the easy decisions are the two pieces from the car boot sale,
both really cheap buys.
My watercolour for £3
and the old, chipped Chinese vase for 50p.
And then, to Paris, to the French market.
My furniture blocks. I'll put them in auction
and, fingers crossed, they'll still make a decent profit.
And the chandelier.
If I show it to a few people and get a bit of interest in it,
it might be worth putting in auction.
And the showdown items
that the Lionheart plans to sell to his contacts
are the Delft plate.
The gate-legged table.
The Victorian work table
and the little tennis racquet charm.
Our brave boys now need to turn all that talk
into antiques selling action.
But, no deal is truly sealed until they've shaken hands on it.
It's Devilish David who's first into the fray.
He's bounding through the streets of his hometown, Barnard Castle, hoping
to get that first crucial sale in the bag and one up on his rival.
David wants to sell the Chinese brush pot
which he paid just 50p for at the car boot sale, to local artist Lee.
But, will Lee like the look of it?
# Painter man, painter man
# Who would be a painter man? #
I won't ask what you're doing.
I was going to do a little sketch of you while you're here.
-Were you? Will it take very long?
-Just a few minutes.
So, let me tell you about this while you do that.
It's Chinese, about 100 years old, let's say it's circa 1920.
It's a one-piece carving out of soapstone, carved with monkeys, well,
one monkey, just climbing up the base of the boulder there
which is, of course, the thing that you use for your brushes.
No major damage.
Soapstone is very vulnerable to chips and knocks and so,
it's quite acceptable for bits like this to have had some losses.
Are you stimulated by it?
Yes, very stimulated by it, actually. Fantastic craftsmanship.
-It's got a really nice feel to it as well.
-It is tactile, isn't it?
So, price wise, Lee. 20 quid. Would you be happy with 20 quid?
Yeah, I think 20 quid would be really nice, I'd pay £20 for that.
And I can use that, as well.
Good man. It's yours for £20.
£20, that's 38,000 million per cent profit, and a drawing of me.
Aren't I lovely?
He's definitely got you, David.
The Devilish one's sale of the brush pot has netted him
a £19.50 profit, 39 times the price he paid.
It's a marvellous start from David,
but James isn't about to let the Devilish one
run away with an early lead.
He's come to visit a client who's in the process of building a house.
James thinks the oak gate-legged table,
which he paid £295 for at the auction,
would be the perfect addition to Robert's new home.
-That is a classic early 18th-century table.
It's just lovely. The patination on this.
300 years of dirt and polish and use.
What do you think? Do you like it?
Wonderful. I love it. Brilliant. It's ideal for what I want.
-It fits nicely where I want it. Hit me with it.
-What about 450?
-£500 and we've got a deal.
-You've got a deal.
Thanks very much.
I have to say, of all of the things I bought, that is my favourite.
Nice work. The Lionheart makes a mighty profit of £205 on the table.
It's one deal apiece in this all-out battle for the showdown title.
David is hoping to heat things up
with the potential sale of two of the ginger jars.
He won four of them together at the auction for a total cost of £153.40.
You know, people often believe
that selling antiques is just a simple case
of waiting for people to come to you and give you money.
Well, we all know now that is not the case.
I've got a good customer who is a vet, he's busy all day long
when the shop is open, so what do you do to sell him things?
You take them to him.
So, will vet Sandy bite David's hand off for these Chinese delicacies?
They're not 19th-century, they're probably 18th or earlier.
Lovely, yeah. I think that is what I like about anything Chinese.
You can get something very old for good value.
An English pottery piece from the 18th-century would be more expensive
than something from the provinces made in China.
And yet, they were copying this style.
So, the price?
The price? 85 quid apiece?
Yes, OK, but then, you'd have to say, bulk discount.
-OK, 150 the pair.
-I think we can shake on that. Thank you very much.
David also sells the other two ginger jars to dealer, Anthony,
and makes an overall profit on the four jars of £96.60.
The Devilish one is packing a punch with good profits on his deals.
So, can the Lionheart fight back with his next potential sale?
He's hoping to sell the Victorian work table,
which he paid £65 for, to furniture restorer Paul,
but, will Paul be put off by its poor condition?
-That's it, is it?
-Don't say it like that!
I looked at that and I just thought, perfect for you. Perfect.
-I don't suppose you'll tell me what you paid for it, no?
-It needs a bit of help.
-It does, yes.
You've got quite a few pieces of veneer missing.
Yeah, I am interested in it.
OK, good. I thought you would be. I thought it was your sort of thing.
-But you're going to have to start throwing figures at me.
-You are having a Turkish!
I was just seeing how far...
No, you're way off.
I know I am. I don't expect to get 200 for it at all!
I wouldn't pay more than 80 for it.
-I'll give you 100 for it.
-No, no, no.
-Yes, final offer!
-I'm not going any higher than 110.
-110? You swine.
-You've got a good deal there.
-Well, yes, I do try.
He may have met his match when it comes to negotiating,
But, the Lionheart still makes a profit of £45 on the work table.
And, he also pulls in a profit of £69.60,
selling his blue and white Delft plate to a dealer.
The Lionheart is now out in front, in today's competition.
David, though, is determined to stop James's winning ways,
and has come to a pub in County Durham,
hoping to sell the oil painting, which he picked up at the auction.
Where better to take a good, fun tavern scene,
than to a good, fun tavern?
David paid £112.10 for the painting.
So, will landlord Anthony be willing to offer him more?
-Are you ready?
-Three, two, one...
-Oh, that's lovely.
Circa 1880. And it's an oil on tin.
Now, it was a bit grotty when I got it from this auction,
-down in the Midlands.
I've cleaned it with cotton wool and cold water,
and it's come up really well.
Hopefully it will fit in on the walls over there, sort of thing.
-Now, I'm going to have to hit you with a fantastic price.
-Are you ready for it?
It's a bit steep, compared to what I was thinking it was going to be.
Ah. What were you thinking it was going to be?
I was thinking, maybe, around the 150 mark?
Meet in the middle, 175?
170, and you have a deal.
-What do you think?
-Well, I couldn't say no to that.
Not over a fiver. Thank you, Anthony.
-Thank you very much.
-It belongs in a really good tavern.
The Devilish One toasts a profit of £57.90 on the sale of the painting.
And also makes a £65 profit selling the large stool to a neighbour.
David Harper has now parted with all the items he set out to sell privately.
James Lewis has just one more item left to go.
I've come to a place that I'm really not used to,
a place of fitness and exercise.
This is the Derbyshire Tennis Centre.
And I'm here to sell my gold necklace
to one of Derbyshire's best players.
James paid £70 for the tennis racket charm, and is hoping
tennis lover Jason will take a shine to his bit of bling.
-Jason, hi, how are you? Good to see you.
There we go, there's the gold racket.
-You've got a silver one on.
-Yeah. I'm just updating from a silver one to a gold one.
-OK, good, good, good.
-That's lovely, that is.
-What were you looking?
-Straight in for the kill, straight in.
I was hoping to get around 160 for it, something like that.
I can stretch to 110.
-Tell you what, I'll set you a challenge.
If you can return one of my serves, I will pay 130.
All right, deal. That's your tennis racket. That's mine.
Serve with that! OK.
Yeah, nice try, James, but it's not going to work!
So, if James can return one of Jason's serves,
he sells the charm for £130.
If he can't, the sale price is 110.
Do we fancy his chances?
I don't like this game!
Come on, James!
-Yes! Got it back!
Well played, James.
Thank you. You're good.
You know, if Jason hit another thousand serves at me,
I don't think I'd get another one back.
He was definitely just being kind.
Well, Jason being a good sport means that the Lionheart scored
a £60 profit on the tennis racket charm.
It's midway in the battle for showdown glory,
and time to see whose moneymaking plans are out of whack,
and who's hitting big profits?
Devilish David Harper has, so far, sold four of his buys,
and turned a profit of £239.
James "The Lionheart" Lewis has also sold four items,
but he's made more money.
A profit of £379.60.
But, all our boys' hard work, hunting down potential buyers, ends there.
Everything else has to be sold at the showdown auction,
a place where they have absolutely no influence over what happens.
They are in the hands of the team at a saleroom in Lincolnshire.
But, before the hammer starts to fall,
our duelling dealers assess the lie of the land.
There's a bit of good news.
The one belonging to David is stuck at the back.
Mine's at the front.
We both have exactly the same estimate of £40-60 on our vases.
But, the great news for me is that David spent £31 on his,
and I've spent 50p on mine.
The Lionheart reckons he's on track for a tidy profit today.
Devilish David is also feeling upbeat about his novelty cruet set.
It's just a bit of fun, come on.
It's not an antique, it's not fine quality.
But it puts a smile on your face. And isn't that nice?
If it puts a smile on your face, it's got to be worth 30 quid or so.
The Devilish One has his fingers tightly crossed for auction room success.
His first lot under the hammer is
the pair of 17th-century style fire dogs.
David paid £45 for them at a car boot sale.
But can he walk away with a profit?
Nice little lot, this.
50 quid, 50 I'm bid. At 50.
Five. 60. Five. 70. At 70 now?
Done then at 70. Take your five. 75. 80.
Back in? 85.
-Come on, one more.
-Nothing on the net.
Sell, then, at £85...
All done at 85.
-It's a nice profit.
A solid first sale for David,
and it's a profit of £23.17 on the fire dogs, after costs.
Can James match the Devilish One's success?
Up next is the chandelier which he paid £136.36 for, in Paris.
Can he switch on the profit now?
-He's got a phone bidder.
260 here. The phone at 260.
With the phone at £260.
Nice sell, make no mistake.
At £260, the phone has it 260.
Better luck next time!
James lights up his chances of showdown victory,
with a profit of £67.15, after fees.
Both our rival dealers have started strongly in the auction room.
But, will James's watercolour fare so well?
James paid £3 for it at the car boot sale.
And he's also spent £20 getting it framed,
which will be deducted from any profit.
Interesting little study.
20 quid that? 20 I'm bid.
-25., Oh. Straight into profit, mind.
32. Take a five. 35.
Five. At 45 now.
-It's doing too well, doing too well.
-Finished and done at 55, 60.
Internet at 60. Sell the net then, at £60.
Sell it, sell it, sell it!
-Is that it?
-I can wait.
At 60. Sell on the net at £60.
Much to David's frustration,
the Lionheart makes a pretty profit of £2-.12 on the watercolour, after costs.
He also does well with the furniture blocks in the shape of lions' feet.
There you go, at 38.
And roars away with a profit of £21.39.
The Lionheart is on a roll. He's making money on all his lots.
So, can devilish David fight back with his next item,
the novelty cruet set?
£10 for it? Tenner.
10 I'm bid. At the back at 10.
Take two now. 12.
-Yes, go on.
-Oh, he's got Internet bidding.
-A bit more!
-Yes. Go on!
-Sell then at £25.
-At 25, no one else in the room.
Well, the Devilish One may be upbeat,
but the bad news is that, after fees he's made a small loss of £1.45.
Perhaps the snuff bottle will fare better?
Selling at 30, with the net.
At 32. 35.
At 38, 40. 45.
-With the net at 45. Nobody else?
Selling then at 45, goes at 45.
-You jammy, jammy thing.
-Never mind chummy.
Yes, that's more like it, David.
A nice profit of £25.93, after costs.
And, you've come good on your earlier promise to James.
And, luckily, you won't have to eat your own hat!
Our dealers' final lots are about to go under the hammer,
and it all comes down to this.
The final clash between our trading titans.
It's the battle of the Chinese vases.
Which will make the most money?
David's cloisonne vase?
Or James's prime porcelain?
First up is the Devilish One's cloisonne vase.
He picked £31.82 for it in Paris.
Can he make a profit here, selling it on home soil?
At five, six, seven. Here at seven. Eight.
-20. New voice at 20. New bidder at £20.
I sell at 20.
Here then in the room at £20.
Sell then, at 20,
in the room at 20.
It's a loss of £18.18 on the vase, after fees.
What about James's bargain basement vase
that cost him just 50 pence at the car boot sale?
Will it do any better?
-Six, seven, eight.
Net at 18. Done then.
-Done all right.
-With the net at 22.
Yes, James's tactic of buying cheaply has paid off.
His vase makes a £15.10 profit, after fees,
and he wins the battle of the Chinese vases.
All of our boys' lots have now been sold.
But who will be the overall victor?
Our rummaging rivals each started out
with £1,000 of their own money to spend.
Devilish David Harper's showdown buys
cost him a total of £511.
James "the Lionheart" Lewis
has spent a total of £634.35,
which includes the £20 he spent framing the watercolour.
But, the only thing that matters now is who's made the most profit?
All the money that David and James have made today
will be going to charities of their choice.
So, without further ado,
it's time to find out who is today's
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion?
-This is where I get the Lewis!
-I'm not feeling confident at all!
-How did you get on?
All right here and there. The auction, I thought, was all right,
I was pleased with the auction results.
Your face! "All right here and there",
-means you've just made loads of money!
-Here we go.
-Here we go.
So James is today's winner. But, that's not all.
Our experts have been building up their profit box
over a week of challenges.
And it's now time to find out who is our overall winner.
That is ridiculous!
A very good fun week we've had.
-Really enjoyed it.
-It's been great.
It's been great fun.
So, a gracious David devilishly concedes victory to the Lionheart.
Both David and James made fantastic profits,
and all that money will be going to their chosen charities.
My chosen charity is Animals Asia,
a charity that specialises in protecting the endangered bears
in Vietnam and China,
and prevents them from being used in those terrible bear farms.
My chosen charity is the Butterworth Hospice. It's a local organisation,
offering palliative care throughout the north east of England.
And it's a great cause for me to raise money for.
It's been a week of all-out action and hard-fought close combat.
David and James have both put their money where their mouths are,
and proved that they can make big profits from antiques
when their own money is on the line.
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