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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...
..and gives you the insider's view of the trade.
I'm on the case.
Each week, one pair of duelling dealers
will face a different daily challenge...
I'm a cheeky chancer. Lovely!
..putting their reputations on the line
and giving you top tips and savvy secrets
on how to make the most money from buying and selling.
Let's go and spend some money!
Get in there!
Today, it's do or die,
as two rivals of auctioneering aristocracy,
Christina Trevanion and Philip Serrell,
pit their mighty wits against each other.
Coming up... Will Phil's dreams come true?
Do you know, it has, in all seriousness,
been a lifelong ambition of mine to come here
and buy £1,000-worth of hundreds and thousands.
Christina shows you how to spot a potential diamond in the rough...
I think he's rather lovely.
I think with a little bit of a scrub,
perhaps a new saddle, he could be quite lovely.
And when it comes to selling, Phil has an out-of-body experience.
I think this is what heaven looks like, isn't it?
This is Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then I'll begin.
Once upon a time, in a faraway land,
two gallant knights of the antiques world
drew their swords and prepared to engage
in a battle for profit.
First up, in his jaunty scarf, it's...
On his home turf today
and with a fire in his belly,
he's aiming to defeat the enemy with his cunning knowledge.
You've got to know your onions in this business.
Next, with her flaxen hair, winning smile
and an awe-inspiring expertise in jewellery and silver, it's...
A princess who takes pleasure in treasure.
Really quite exciting, and I'm very much enjoying it.
Especially all the diamonds.
Today's clash takes place at the Malvern Flea and Collectables Fair
in Worcestershire, where, under stormy skies,
a glittering array of hidden wealth
is just waiting to be discovered.
This dashing duke and duchess of dealing
each have £750 of their own money to spend
and all the profits will go to their chosen charities.
But which of these excellent auctioneers will reign supreme?
Christina Trevanion and Phil Serrell,
it's time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
Turned out nice again, hasn't it(?)
Well, here we are in "sunny" Malvern!
-Just round the corner from yours.
-I'm not sure if that's an advantage or a disadvantage.
-We've got £750, haven't we?
-You got a plan?
Spend it all.
-Yeah. Why not? Let's go for it.
-What about yours?
-Well, I think, when you buy,
you've got to think of who you're going to sell it to, so I'll try and be focused. It'll never work!
-Not really going to work...
For today's thrilling encounter, let's go deep into the forest of antiques,
where a Fox and a Magpie are locked in combat
over who will end the day triumphant.
So I told Phil I would spend my entire £750 budget today,
which I will really work hard to do.
So I think what we'll do is buy a couple of low-value items,
maybe a few bits and bobs,
and save our pennies for the big spend, which will be on jewellery,
specifically things that can appeal to quite a broad market.
But in my experience, jewellery tends to be quite expensive,
so we'll save our pennies until then.
So, Christina's clear on her strategy,
but has she got our Phil worried?
I've got to be really on my mettle today,
because this, I think, is Christina's emporium,
and I think she's really got her buying hat on.
So look out, Mr Serrell.
Look out indeed, as our fiery lady of the flea market
attempts to canter into the lead
as she spies her first potential buy -
a 1930s rocking horse.
We're on Phil's turf today,
and he's going to know the world and his wife, so he's going to be going pretty quickly.
On the way in, I spotted this little fellow over here,
who I think could be a bit of a restoration project,
I think he's rather lovely. It might just be the mummy in me,
but I think, with a little bit of a scrub, perhaps a new saddle,
he could be quite lovely.
I really like him. Shall we find out much he wants for him?
-Hello! Can you tell me how much you want for your...?
Is that your best price?
Er...I could do it for £40, if you really want it.
Cos he needs quite a lot of work doing, and now he's got wet.
-Yeah, makes it worth more.
Original Malvern rain?
How are you for £35?
-Er...yeah, that's OK.
Perfect! Thank you very much. I'm very happy with him.
Brilliant. I'm thrilled to bits with that. I'm now the proud owner of a rocking horse.
With a bit of TLC, new mane, new saddle maybe,
and a bit of a paint job, he could turn from being very unloved and unwanted
to being a beautiful stallion.
So, Christina has thrown down the gauntlet,
and Phil is picking it up.
He's embracing his inner decorator
with plans for a 19th-century spirit barrel.
How much is your barrel, please?
-90 quid for that.
This is a Doulton Lambeth spirit barrel.
I just think it's lovely. This would have originally stood behind the bar,
probably up high on a shelf, in a pub.
You'd have had one for gin, one for brandy, one for rum,
one for whisky.
There would have been a brass tap just here.
I just think that's a really, really good thing.
What would you do with it? Well...
It would make a great table lamp, if you got a lamp fitted in there.
You see, this is the problem with this business, because I'm now
sort of talking myself into this thing.
That's a real Serrell problem,
..this has ceased to become a spirit barrel any more.
Is £90 the best on it?
70 quid, then.
You've had a result.
Bet you always do!
Hark at this!
Go on then - let's have a go.
I don't know what I'm going to... This is lunacy!
But I think it's a bit of good fun, isn't it?
Yes, Phil's hit the ground running.
He may be buying with his heart, but his cunning selling strategy
is firmly in place...for now.
All fired up, he quickly spots his next prey -
a large cat - and is gearing up for a ferocious joust.
-I think it would be more fibreglass.
-How much is it?
-I've got £120 on it.
That wasn't an answer to the question, was it?
It's a starting point. You can make me an offer.
I need to buy it for somewhere between 60 and 80 quid.
That's what I need to try and buy it for.
Being utterly truthful with you.
I'm going to try and sell it
to somebody I think who's got a car.
What the best you can do on him, seriously?
That ain't between 60 and 80, is it?
I was never very good at maths at school, but I always thought
60, 80, and then 90's over there. It doesn't fit in that bit, does it?
It doesn't. But in Wales, it does!
Now, look...you beat us at rugby...
so it should be 50 quid really, shouldn't it?
-Should be 110, then.
-Get out of here!
-Would 60 quid buy it?
-I'll go to your top end - 80 quid.
That's 40 quid off.
I think you've been very, very fair.
And I'm going to buy it. The thing I love about things like this
is...what's it worth? Well, I haven't got the first idea,
and I suspect you haven't got the first idea,
and I'm hoping the person I sell it to hasn't got the first idea either!
It's a really nice thing.
The thing is, if you buy a high-quality brand,
you should always find a buyer for it.
I don't actually know who I'm going to sell that to yet,
but I'm sure someone out there is just dying to have that on their wall.
Yes, but who?
Has Phil's pledge of buying to order disappeared with purchase number two?
Our jewellery queen's promise to spend it all
is looking likely, as she's in her element amongst the market's twinkling wares.
I sold one like that not long ago.
I'm like a child in a sweetie shop. There's just so much to see.
Yes, Mr Serrell wants to eat his sweets, not just look at them.
Do you know, it has, in all seriousness,
been a lifelong ambition of mine to come here
and buy £1,000-worth of hundreds and thousands.
Hmm. But that's not what you're here for, Phil.
Like a moth to a flame, Christina is drawn to all that glitters
and she's flown into the lead with her second deal
of not one but two items.
I've just bought these two little bits of silver, which I'm really, really pleased with.
Coming from the Cheshire area,
this especially I'm pleased with.
It's a lovely little silver bangle
with engine-turned decoration here.
But the most important thing for me is, if we look inside...
we've got the maker's mark - Charles Horner, who is incredibly collectable
and also a really nice, clear Chester hallmark for 1943.
So we've got really nice Art Deco decoration
and a Chester hallmark and a Chester maker,
so we'll definitely find a buyer for that one.
Followed by...which I think is a bit of a novelty...
Not particularly old, but this ring box here has got a hallmark on it
of Edinburgh 1998.
If we look inside... It is quite a modern box,
but I just think, if you had a special engagement ring
or a ring you'd inherited,
to have your initials engraved on the top there...
Silver-mounted ring box. I think it's lovely.
Really nice little touch, and just something a bit different.
I've got a jeweller friend in mind
who I think will, well, hopefully, agree with me
and hopefully think that's worth more than the £10 I've just paid.
This is one crackerjack contest.
Fantastic Mr Fox is sneaking back into contention
as his appetite for the unusual
leads him to some early 19th-century crimping irons.
-How much is that?
Oh, I think that's got me at the minute. I love that.
I mean, this really would have been Downton Abbey, wouldn't it?
-Oh, yeah, absolutely.
-And that would have fitted in there,
and then you would put starch in there,
-then you would put your ruffs through?
-Yeah, I think so.
What's the best on that?
£110. I had to buy a whole box full of tat at a sale just to get that.
You know what these auctioneers are like! Terrible people.
Go on, then.
I'm going to have that.
Check that for me, matey.
Thank you ever so much. I'm pleased with that.
You're a star. Thanks, matey.
-I'll see you in a bit.
I am really pleased with that, which proves that I don't get out much.
Well, Mr Fox, your foe Christina
HAS been getting out and about, and is in her element.
I am absolutely loving the selection here today.
It's just been brilliant. Lots of jewellery, lots of silver - perfect for me.
I wonder what that Mr Serrell has been up to?
Well, he's been a bit sidetracked by his adoring public.
So, as we reach the halfway mark of this fearsome contest,
let's see who's living the dream
and whose hopes are being dashed.
Christina and Phil each started the day with £750 of their own money.
Christina has bagged three deals so far, totalling £105,
leaving her £645 to spend.
Phil is hot on her heels,
also with three items,
leaving £500 in his kitty.
So, it's all to play for, but even the fiercest fighters
need their food.
-I'm hoping this is the stairway to success.
-Oh. Well, I brought you some sustenance.
-You are a girl!
-You look like you need it.
-What an angel!
-How have you got on?
This is really good!
HE SPEAKS WITH HIS MOUTH FULL
Good, isn't it? It's a bit of a jaw-locker.
I'm getting £750-worth of chocolate brownie.
What have you bought?
Well, I've lived up to my name a bit, and I've got lots of silver and sparkly things.
-Yeah. How have you got on?
Well, Serrell does wacky, and I've done it again.
-But I have to say...this is just the best brownie, isn't it? Where did you get these from?
-Just up there.
Be back in a minute!
Yes, don't be fooled by their jolly banter -
the sly Fox has given Christina food for thought.
So, Phil says he's fairly happy with what he bought.
He's certainly going for some alternative things, I think.
But it sounds like he's doing well, so let's go and see if we can find a couple more things to buy.
Christina seems calm and collected, but what of Phil?
I really need to try and focus and concentrate here,
cos the plan was to try and find things
with the eventual buyer in mind, and at the minute,
that has gone straight out of the window.
Oh, dear! Phil's plans have gone awry.
Whilst the wily one rethinks his approach,
our princess of precious things is one step ahead.
She has broadened her horizons and has braved the elements
to pounce on a larger-than-usual prey.
Is this a pony barrow or just a hand barrow?
Just a hand barrow. It's a flower barrow,
so it was used at flower markets.
That's lovely, isn't it? Where did it come from?
And is it quite old? It looks Victorian.
It's really nice.
And what would your best price be?
I could do it for £80.
Any flexibility on that at all?
That's the best price - £80?
I'll have a little look around. Thank you.
Christina wants to be sure, so steps away to think,
but this lady knows what she wants, and in no time,
she's made up her mind.
I really like this hand barrow, and I'm fairly sure I can find a buyer for it.
It's a really nice, traditional market ware item.
And I've already had a chat with her, so let's see if there's any movement in that price.
I really like this,
but I just wondered whether there was any more movement in the price?
I could go to £75.
-Is the very lowest.
OK. All right. £75?
You couldn't do £70?
OK. No, I do like it. I really like it,
so £75, I think we've got a deal!
All right. Brilliant. I love it. I don't know how I'm going to get it home.
It's not going to fit in the car.
Yes, our Christina is blithe as a barrow boy
with that purchase, but the bling is still calling out to her.
I am a very fair-weather buyer. I've bought two things outside now,
and I think that's plenty of being in the great outdoors.
So I'm going to go back inside.
Lucky Mr Serrell is on his home turf,
and with his wealth of local contacts, is hoping
a friendly face might have a bargain to offer.
Matt, how are you?
Very well, Philip, very well.
-Are you taking lots of money?
-It's been OK.
Now, Matt is a regular customer at all of my auctions.
Have you got any Worcester-related or Malvern or...?
There's a map here of the Malverns,
with plenty of advertising around it.
-Can we have a look at it?
Oh! I've got to buy this.
-Because that's where I started work.
-Phone number 160... Isn't that just...?
Oh, goodness me!
No, I don't want this at all, Matt(!) How much is it?
-It's marked at £38.
-What's the best?
-£32 to you.
I'll take that off you, Matt, because I love that.
What I think I might do with this is get it framed up
and sell it... See if I can sell it to someone in Malvern.
I love that.
Excellent stuff. So...did you say £30 for cash?
I said £32. I need the extra £2, I'm afraid.
A small profit margin.
Well, there you are, Matt. I'm really pleased with that.
There's £40. Thank you very much indeed.
I'm so excited by that. Isn't that bizarre? I found a map that's got an advertising logo on it
for where I started work,
and I won't tell you how long ago it was,
but it wasn't when this was new.
And with that heroic fourth buy,
Phil has put himself firmly back on the map.
Now the Fox is flying, and with the scent of triumph in his nostrils,
he's tempted by a collection of copper pots and pans.
How are you, all right?
How old are those?
I think they're probably '20s, don't you?
-They're cool things, aren't they?
One of the ways you can tell - correct me if I'm wrong -
an early piece of copper
is the rivet has got a zigzag, hasn't it?
-In the early ones, they'd be riveted on the base.
-These are not.
-But the later ones,
-they're a straight seam, aren't they?
-Whereas 18th-century ones would be zigzag?
-They'd be zigzag.
-So you think these are perhaps 1920s?
-And what's the best you could do?
-That's the absolute finito?
-It is, yes.
Can I ask you to do me a favour?
-Could you just hold them for me for about ten minutes?
I'm going to have a scout round.
And with that, Phil's off for one final madcap dash
to see if any other delights catch his eye.
Be quick, be quick, because this is a real rush time, this is.
Ooh, I'm sorry!
That concludes the Philip Serrell whistle-stop tour
to Malvern Flea and Antiques Fair,
and I've got about 30 seconds left to get my saucepans. Bye-bye!
So, with the £120 purchase, Phil is done.
Just check that's right.
Thank you very much.
But our fair lady is still trapping treasure,
and adds two final items to her trove.
I've just bought these two pieces of jewellery,
which I'm really, really pleased with.
The first is a little half-hoop diamond-set eternity ring.
Called half-hoop because the diamonds are only set halfway round,
which makes it an awful lot easier to resize.
This particular one is set with a quarter of a carat of diamonds,
about 0.25 carats of diamonds,
and it's set in 18-carat yellow gold.
I paid £100 for it, which can't be bad.
Can't be bad at all.
And the second thing I bought was this rather beautiful
amethyst and opal bracelet,
which is set in nine-carat,
and I think is relatively modern,
but I love the combination of the really rich colour purple amethysts
and the play of light and play of colour on the opals there.
Opals, unfortunately, do have a bit of a bad reputation.
They're considered as being quite unlucky.
Because the majority of opals are made up so much of water,
they tended to dehydrate and shrink
and therefore fall out of their settings.
So people became very suspicious about them.
They thought they were very unlucky.
So I'm very pleased that I paid £250 for that
little collet-set amethyst and opal bracelet.
And I love it. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
So, as the market draws to a close
and the sun sinks behind the Malvern Hills,
it's time to find out how our rummaging rampagers have done.
Christina and Phil each started the day with £750 of their own money.
Courageous Christina had a glittering day,
purchasing six items and splashing out £530.
Fearless Phil searched far and wide,
but only managed five items,
So it's time for our weary antiques warriors
to call a temporary truce and size up each other's swag.
-How did you find that?
-I loved it.
-I've had a great day.
Just every other stall was a glass cabinet with jewellery
-and beautiful things in. Loved it.
-Girly bling, girly bling.
-How about you?
Yeah, it was an interesting time. I sort of...
You know I said I was going to buy things specifically
-with the end buyer in mind?
Straight out of the window!
Which is your best buy?
I think... I like my horse very much.
It's a Chester hallmark, so it's nice and close to home
and I think it's lovely. Very simple, very stylish.
-That's your thing, isn't it?
-Completely. How have you got on today?
I love my map of the Malverns,
not because there's a huge profit in it, but simply because
the firm that I first started working for
advertise on there.
Is it 19th century...?
Oh, you're so sweet(!)
Now, our gallant knights' valiant fight
on the battlefield of buying may be over,
but their crusade is only at the halfway point.
Both these eminent experts
must now turn their buys into cold, hard profit.
So brace yourselves, as our duelling dealers
retire to their own stomping grounds
to draw up plans for the final battle.
They'll need to call on every bit of expertise and selling skill
in their armoury,
along with a touch of luck,
if they're to vanquish their opponent.
Back in his Worcestershire fox-hole,
Phil takes stock, and is struck by a sudden amount of uncertainty
over his hoard.
I look at this stuff now,
and I think some of it might just be a bit old-fogeyish,
but... Well, don't please answer that.
My gin barrel - I think that's quite a cool thing
and I love the fact that it's got "Gin" on the front.
The saucepans at £120... I don't really see how I can fail with those.
I hope there's a tidy profit in those.
And I just love that crimping iron.
I think I bought that with my heart and not my head,
but there might be a small profit there.
The two stars buys for me... Fancy finding a map
with my old firm in it. Hopefully,
there might be a connection there when I come to sell it.
And this car motif... There's got to be people out there
with a connection to this who will pay good money for it.
So Phil may be unsure about some of his bounty,
but up in her Shropshire bolthole,
Christina doesn't doubt any of her spoils.
Of all the things I bought at the antiques fair,
really, the cart for me was my favourite.
I'm desperate to find a buyer to take it back to a marketplace
so it can be in a busy, bustling market environment.
I also bought some beautiful pieces of jewellery,
indulging my love of anything sparkly.
So, starting with the opal and amethyst bracelet over here...
I was really, really pleased with it.
It is a modern piece of jewellery.
Then we've got the Charles Horner bracelet,
with the nice Chester hallmark.
I'm hoping the combination of these two factors
will make a nice tidy profit on that one.
Then the little diamond-set half eternity ring here,
which... I think every girl deserves an eternity ring
at some point in their lives, don't they?
Then the little silver-mounted ring box over here.
Of course, we're missing the rocking horse, which my father-in-law
is very, very kindly just giving a little bit of a tidy and a spruce-up to.
So, all in all, a good day.
Christina's hoping that her little bit of bling
will sparkle all the way to the bank.
So now it's time for both our masters of the antiques realm
to don their armour, mount their steeds
and strike out in search of profit.
But remember - no deal is truly sealed until that final handshake.
First up, Christina checks in on her very handy father-in-law, Chas,
who's tightened a few screws and given the horse a quick once-over.
How's it going?
-There was a bit of a problem with this cross-piece here.
That was quite wobbly, I seem to remember.
I've just made it very secure, because we don't want any little ones
-falling off it or anything like that.
I think it's important that we didn't do too much to it,
because it's... I've had a chat to a specialist about it
and it's actually earlier than I thought it was - it's a 1930s one.
-When I sent him photographs, he seemed to think this was the original paintwork.
He's no Red Rum, but he'll be a good Dobbin for someone.
-Well, that's what it's about, isn't it?
-Exactly. Thank you ever so much.
Christina's hoping her old nag will prove to be champion in the profit stakes.
Mr Serrell is hoping to bag his first sale
by taking a trip down memory lane.
He bought the local Malvern map after discovering inside it
an ad for the very first auction house he worked for.
Back in those days, Phil was a young cub about town.
Collars were big, trousers were flared
and scarves were all the rage.
Phil's got in touch with his first boss, who ran that company, Malcolm Hodges,
and has brought the £32 map to show him.
What really intrigues me is...
I bought this map down at the Three Counties Showground,
but it's how many of these people are still in existence.
Your old firm, which is JG Lear & Son,
and I think they were established in 1861, weren't they?
-So your memory's not very good, is it?
-Not much it isn't!
It says here "established over 70 years",
so this map is probably somewhere between 1935-ish
-and 1940, isn't it?
-That's about it.
-But it wouldn't have been done during the Second World War.
So it's probably 1936, 1937?
-That would be about it.
-Not even you were here then.
The quality of the paper tells you that as well.
Is it something you might be interested in buying?
Are you going to give me a hard time, Malcolm?
How much do you want for it?
-I think it's worth £100 to the right bloke.
I tell you what I'll do...
I'll give you half.
Give it half.
-Get out of here!
I'll drop it to 90 quid.
-You're a gentleman, Malcolm.
When can I pay - next year?
Easy credit terms for pensioners.
So Phil manages to reminisce his way to a £58 profit on the map.
-This was my first job, so for me that's a real little bit of a magic moment.
Christina has no intention of letting this battle become a one-sided affair.
Behind that warm and friendly exterior lies a hardened warrior,
intent on victory.
She's rounded up three of her jewellery items,
which cost £360 in total
and taken them to show Nigel Woodroffe,
a jeweller contact in Shrewsbury.
You've got an interesting cross-section here, Christina.
"Interesting" - is that polite?!
It's a bit diverse, isn't it?
-Yeah. What shall we start with?
-I'm quite fond of the bracelet.
I just like the colour combination between the opal and the amethyst.
-They are beautiful amethysts.
-Nice dark colour.
as you well know, they're not real opals.
But very, very pretty.
-And is that the kind of thing you...?
-I think we could
find a customer for that.
What do you think of my little half eternity ring?
That's quite modern again.
Um...all little diamonds.
I think it is 18. It's 18-carat, so that's quite nice.
-They're not the best diamonds.
-But I'm sure that'll be reflected in the price.
-Oh, I'm sure.
But even so, it's set well.
It's what we call a channel set. That's quite saleable at the moment.
Excellent. What do you think? I know it's an empty ring box,
which I know is a little bit random,
but I've not seen one with a silver...
Well, it's repro,
so it's a copy of an old Victorian box, I would think.
-Nice little bit of silver.
Lovely hallmark on there.
And you could put a really nice engagement ring in there.
-And put somebody's initials on there.
And make it something really special.
I was hoping to get in the region of £350.
-It's a little bit top-heavy, I think.
-Do you think?
What's your thoughts on that one?
I know they're synthetic, or created, opals, but...
it's a nice thing.
At the back of my mind, I'd have been thinking round about the £280 mark.
-Shall we split the difference at £300?
-A deal at £300?
-Would you be happy with that?
I think there's a little bit of a margin in it for us at that.
That would be fantastic.
And then we've got the diamond eternity ring.
Well, I think about £150 - we could probably do a deal on something like that.
All right. I'd be happy with £150. That gives me £50.
And this - I've not seen one of these before.
I think about £35 for that.
I couldn't tempt you a little bit more on that one?
Seeing as it's you, £40, then.
Oh, £40? That would be brilliant!
-We'll shake on that.
-Deal on that.
-Thank you very much.
Christina strikes a deadly blow,
selling half her stash and making a handsome £130 profit.
Proof that behind that beaming smile,
she's a ruthless negotiator.
Now, we all know that, unlike his rival,
battle-hardened Phil isn't quite so chirpy.
He may move at his own pace,
but don't be fooled - this fox is a determined one.
He's hoping to fill up his own profit pot
by parting with his £120 copper pans.
He's headed to Leominster to see dealer Ben
in the hope of cooking up a deal.
I'm guessing that they were around 1920, 1930.
-They could well be French. Certainly continental.
They've got a nice continental-type stamp with the numbers on the side.
Yeah. If they were English, you'd sort of expect to see
two-pint, three-pint, whatever, wouldn't you?
Yeah. So there is sizing - each one's got one on.
How far off £200 for these can you come?
I'd want to go quite a bit under.
Could you see £180, £190?
How's the ish?
-It's quite a low ish.
-Is £150-ish like £170?
Can you just knock another five...£165?
Yeah, I'll do that,
because I think you've been really, really fair to me.
And I think that you've also - this is the key thing about this...
I think you've got the market for selling these,
and I'm not sure that I possibly have,
so I'm going to shake you by the hand.
Monsieur Serrell says au revoir
to his French copper pans
and bonjour to a £45 profit.
I think that's a good sale
for a lot that probably is not as saleable as it was 20 years ago.
Now, intent on selling the final part of her jewellery stash,
the Magpie Trevanion has swooped down
to Piccadilly's Burlington Arcade
to see silver dealer Daniel Bexfield.
She's hoping that the streets of London
really will be paved with gold
when it comes to parting with her silver bangle.
-Christina, please call me Daniel.
-How are you?
-I'm very good.
Here you go. This is this silver Charles Horner bangle.
-Let's have a little look.
-What do you think?
Well, I've seen lots and lots of these over the years
and generally, they often get buckled and bent.
And Charles Horner - or the company, Charles Horner -
made a lot of these.
But I've got to say this is one of the nicer ones
-I've seen for a long time.
Because Charles Horner, for me,
when I think of Charles Horner,
I think of Art Nouveau hat pins set with quartz or amethyst.
Yes, he did a lot of Art Nouveau little pieces of jewellery -
brooches, hat pins, as you say,
little bits of enamelling. This is so very different from...
-But the good thing is, it's in good condition.
Well, in my mind, I was thinking around about the £85 mark.
-Perfect. Well, I was hoping £100.
Yeah. Because it's pretty and because I like it!
Yes, but it's not very old - 1943.
And there are quite a number of them about,
-but it is the fact that it's in excellent condition.
-OK. Many thanks.
Christina, wonderful. Thank you for coming to see me.
Bye-bye, bangle. I'll miss you.
Yes, it's another sparkling sale for Christina,
as she bags a £25 profit on the silver bangle.
Well, that can't be bad, can it?
Not a bad profit, and Daniel says that I've bought well,
so condition, condition, condition - it really is so important.
So, at the halfway point, let's see who's been making the diamond sales
and who's been stuck peddling the costume jewellery.
Christina has hit the ground running
and sold all of her jewellery,
notching up a profit of £155.
Phil has sold two items,
but is still in touching distance
with a profit of £103.
Christina is in a commanding position,
but the wily warrior of Worcester hasn't given up yet.
He's ventured to Buckinghamshire,
intent on doing a deal for the car insignia
that he bought for £80.
For petrol-head Phil, it's a pilgrimage.
The Fox has come to see Dick Skipworth,
classic car enthusiast and owner of a large collection of cars
from the famous Ecosse Ecurie race team,
winners of two 24-hour Le Mans races in the 1950s.
I think this is what heaven looks like, isn't it?
I don't know.
This is just fantastic.
-These are competition cars, aren't they?
They're all currently in competition in historic racing.
There's a well-known driver's name on there, isn't there?
-Should read "Sir Jackie Stewart" now.
He was Jackie when he drove it.
Well, Dick, there is a real reason why I'm here.
I went to an antiques fair in Malvern
and I bought this.
-Shiny, isn't it?
I mean, it isn't chrome.
I would think this has come out of a showroom, hasn't it?
It must have done, I think.
I thought I'd need to find a man
who's got a certain passing interest in the old big cat.
-At the minute, Dick, I can't think of anybody else
other than you who's around here.
Well, it's a nice thing, Phil, to have on the garage wall.
Bit of memorabilia.
Would 100 quid be all right?
I'll shake you by the hand now. You're an absolute gentleman.
Deal done, the cars take centre stage,
and there's one in particular that really gets the revs going.
C-Type Jaguar - it's absolutely fantastic, isn't it?
There she is, Philip.
Would you like to drive it?
Yes, the car's not part of the deal, Phil.
Mr Serrell has to settle for a quick go in the C-Type
and a £20 profit.
It's all still to play for in this tense battle of selling prowess.
Our antiques lord and lady each have two items left to sell.
Christina is the first to strike, as she visits a contact from her little black book -
mum-of-two Laura, to show her the well-loved but tidied-up £35 rocking horse.
What do you think?
Well, it could do with a bit of care and attention, I think.
You might be right, bless him. But he is from the 1930s.
He's by a firm called Patterson Edwards.
So he's actually by a known maker.
They started in the 1890s and they finished in the 1980s.
So they were there quite a long time, really.
Father-in-law Chas has tightened up all the screws,
so it should be ready for rocking.
And price-wise, I was hoping for about 50 quid for him.
As much as I love him,
I think it's going to take a bit of money
to make him look beautiful again.
So I think the highest I'd be happy to go would be £40.
Little bit more?
-£42.50 sounds really good to me.
-It's a deal.
-Thank you very much.
Yes, Christina rocks her way to a small profit of £7.50
and Archie and Scarlett take it for a test drive.
There we go - not a huge profit, but so great to see it being used again
and hopefully, he'll be loved long into the future.
Just the handcart to go!
Sneakily, though, the Fox is looking to land a killer blow
by doubling up on his last two items.
He's headed to Lechlade in Gloucestershire
with his gin barrel and crimping iron.
These are my last two bits to sell,
and I've brought them to an antiques centre, where lots of sellers means,
hopefully, lots of buyers too.
First up, Phil shows the 19th-century gin barrel that cost him £70 to dealer Richard.
I'd like to try and get close to 120 quid - what do you think?
-Is that your best shot?
-I tell you what, you've been fair with me - I'm going to take that. Thank you.
So, Phil makes a neat £30 profit on the gin barrel
and then quickly moves on to see dealer John,
a client who has expressed an interest
in the early 19th-century crimping iron that set him back £100.
-These would have crimped collars, wouldn't they?
-Yes, cuffs and collars.
-You'd have had a starched collar, a bit like Upstairs Downstairs.
And it would have been affixed to a table...
-..and in a laundry room or somewhere like that.
It would have been a stately home or something.
It really would have been Downton Abbey in the ground floor.
Yes. And it would have had two pokers,
with ring handles so you could pull them in. You put them in the fire,
warm them up, and then put them in there
and then it would warm these rollers up
and you'd just adjust it.
I was hoping I would get close to 150, 160 quid.
That's what I was hoping for.
No way, no.
It's not complete.
Without the pokers.
-John, it's 180 years old!
-Put it this way,
-I've never seen one complete.
-Well, there you are, then!
But it's very nice. Um...
-I've got to get a profit on it.
-Is that your best shot?
-Your best shot?
-I think so.
-OK. Well, I'm going to shake you by the hand on that.
-I think you've been very fair to me.
-It's not a bad piece.
-I love it.
-I could live with it.
It's a crisp £35 profit for the Fox,
and with that, he's all sold up.
Two sales in one - that's the way to go at it!
The only thing is, I'm not sure overall
if I've made quite enough money to beat Christina.
As this epic battle between two proud and noble knights of the antiques world nears its end,
all the pressure is now on Christina.
Yes, our steely-eyed expert has headed back to London,
where she's hoping to get a nice bit of bread and honey
for the cart that cost her £75.
When I saw this in Malvern, I thought it would be absolutely ideal
for a market trader. I've come to one of the most famous food markets in the world,
because I think I know a man who might just be able to put it to good use.
-How are you doing?
-All right. Here's the barrow.
I sent you pictures of it.
-Can I have a look?
-Of course you can.
I think it was painted quite recently as well.
He sanded down all the spokes and that kind of thing.
I think it's an early 20th-, late 19th-century one.
It's good and solid.
No brakes, no suspension!
-No mod cons.
-No mod cons, sadly.
I was hoping to get
somewhere in the region of about 250 quid for it.
Something like that. What's your thoughts about that?
That's quite a lot for a wheelbarrow.
Hmm, it's not started well.
I would think more like £120 would be about the price.
That's quite generous.
Rory may have had a butcher's at the cart,
but he's proving a tough customer to agree a price with.
Can Christina wheel and deal her way to the profit she needs for victory?
All will be revealed.
Our duelling duo both started with £750 of their own money to spend.
Christina bagged six buys for a total cost of £530.
Phil was more frugal.
He spent £402
and made five purchases.
But the only thing that matters now
is who has made the most profit.
All of the money that Christina and Phil have made
from today's challenge will go to charities of their choice.
So, without further ado,
let's find out who is today's Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is champion.
-How are you?
-Very well. How are you?
-Good to see you.
For me, one of the problems is, if you go round and see lots of stuff...
"I'll come back for that", yes.
"I'll buy something in a minute" and then it's gone.
What was your favourite bit?
Oh, my favourite bit was my car sign.
I had a day selling that that will live with me forever.
Absolutely stunning. But what about you?
Well, I was working on the theory of stick with what you know.
-You jewellery-ed, didn't you?
-I jewellery-ed, yeah.
And it seemed to work.
Bearing in mind that you jewellery-ed to the max,
I think this is bottom-smacking time!
OK, the 3-2-1. 3...2...1...go!
I thought as much.
-Your jewellery did well, didn't it?
-Well, I think stick to what you know. What do you know?
Don't keep following me!
So Christina takes the spoils of today's knightly battle,
and why? Because she managed to sell the cart
for a contest-winning price of £145...
-Enjoy your handcart.
..pocketing £70 profit.
Hard luck, Mr Serrell. Better luck next time.
Christina beat me fair and square,
but do you know, it was worth it just to go and see all those fabulous classic cars.
Given half the chance, I'd be back there again tomorrow.
But in fact tomorrow Phil has a chance to redeem himself
as our duelling dealers go head-to-head
at a car boot sale in London.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Philip Serrell and Christina Trevanion are at the Malvern Flea and Collectors Fair. Their challenge: to trawl through the thousands of items on offer and find the ones they can sell on for a rip-roaring profit. But which of these astute antiques experts will make the most money for their chosen charity.