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Two teams with cooking in common take up the Bargain Hunt challenge, shopping in London's Camden Passage for their three items with Anita Manning and Kate Bliss advise them.


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Mm! Delicious!

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Anyway, back to the day job. We're in Camden Passage

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with over 200 stalls for our teams to unearth the old bargains from.

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So, what's on the recipe today?

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On the Bargain Hunt menu we have £300, one expert, one hour shopping

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to find three bargains and if they make a profit at auction, they get to pocket it.

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Otherwise it's egg on face all round and a few chips.

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Or should I say inexpensive fried potatoes?

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Well, that's enough cookery for me.

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Let's meet some people who really do know about food.

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Both of our teams have a cookery connection.

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Both of our teams are made up out of good friends and where better place to meet a good friend than in a pub?

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Which is where we happen to be today.

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First up, it's the Reds, Alan and Sheila.

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Now, Sheila, how do you know Alan?

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I know Alan because we work at the same place, Eton College.

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I've been there for 12 years and I've known Alan for eight years.

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-And what do you do there?

-I am a chef.

-And how many little kiddiewinks do you feed?

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-600 plus.

-600 plus! Three meals a day, that's 1,800 meals.

-Yes.

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-Would you call yourself an experienced collector?

-No, but I do visit car-boot sales.

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-You've got nicknames for each other as a result of that?

-Yes, I call Alan "Troika".

-Troika?

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Because he likes a bit of Troika.

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-What do you call Sheila?

-"Clarice".

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-Because she likes a bit of Cliff?

-Yes.

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Now, Alan, or should it be "Troika"?

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What exactly do you do in the great college?

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I'm just a general porter in the same building as "Clarice"

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and I just run around, cleaning up after them all day.

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-Do you? Running round after these girls making a big mess.

-Yes.

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Good luck. I think you're going to do well. Over to the Blues.

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Jen and Steve. Now, Steve, you're a pukka cook too, aren't you?

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I'm a trained chef but I don't do that any more.

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I have chefed for Crisis, the homeless charity,

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but I'm actually back at Roehampton University now, studying Early Childhood Studies.

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-And how did you two meet then?

-I actually met Jen at Crisis and Jen saw me there and she said,

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"Well I'm a chef, I've been doing it for a number of years now, come with me and I'll look after you."

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I call her my surrogate auntie, so, I've known her since.

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Apart from that, any experience buying and selling?

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Online, I do it a bit now and again.

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-Will you be any good at buying and selling?

-I'll give it a go.

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That's the attitude we like.

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-What do you collect?

-I collect elephants.

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-Elephants?

-Yes, not real ones, just small elephants.

-How many have you got?

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-About 50 or 60.

-That's a whole herd!

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Now we're going to come to the money moment.

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£300. 300 smackers, there you go. You know the rules.

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Your experts await. You'd better get out there and off you go!

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Goodness knows what we'll find out next!

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She's no featherweight when it comes to antiques.

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The Reds' expert is Anita Manning and stalking the streets for

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bargains, the Blues' helper, Kate Bliss.

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Ahh!

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Ah, Anita, there you are!

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We've been looking for you everywhere. We found this.

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-How appropriate!

-What do you think?

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-Yes.

-There's only one thing wrong. It's empty!

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We thought you'd help us with that.

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Tell me what you liked about it.

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I think they've come back in date now

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with the size of the shot glasses. It was an attractive piece.

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-Do you know what period it is?

-No.

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-1950s.

-Yes, you're absolutely right.

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Now, this is quite interesting because the '50s is becoming very, very popular.

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If we look at the gilding here, it's in good condition.

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So I doubt if this little decanter set has been used very much.

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We have different names and recipes of cocktails.

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We have a Paradise, we have a Hula Hula and we have a Corpse Reviver,

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which is what I'm having just now.

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You two obviously think it's bags of fun but it will depend on the price.

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-The price.

-He wants £110 for it.

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£110?!

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No, no. That's crazy.

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It's got bags of style, I like it, but to have any chance of a profit,

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we've really got to get that right down.

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Before we go though, I think I'll finish my wee dram.

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Would you two like one?

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Top notch haggling!

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They got the cocktail set for £60, and, by the way, mine's a gin and tonic.

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-Can you see anything?

-Hopefully a lot of profit, Kate.

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No, seriously, does it work?

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I think so, yeah. I just need to adjust the focus on it.

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-What do you reckon?

-Let's have a closer look. It's been used a lot.

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The leather's really quite worn.

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But it gives it that nice period look.

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Turn of the century, perhaps a little later.

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-But there's a name. I think it says F Davidson & Company, London.

-Well spotted!

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That's nice, having a London name and the patent number just gives it a little bit extra.

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-OK.

-That's quite nice having that.

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What do you think, Jen?

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-It's a bit of a boys' toy.

-I do. It's different.

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Now, it's 65, that's quite a lot for auction.

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I can see this really at sort of £30, £40.

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So, if you like it, why don't you go and see what you can do?

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Yeah, I do like it but I agree it is a little bit pricey. What do you think, Jen?

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-I think if you can get them down a bit.

-You reckon?

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-Try.

-It could be quite quirky, shall I try?

-Yeah.

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-Go on, give it your best.

-OK, here I go.

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-So, is he any good at bargaining?

-Oh, yes! He likes that sort of thing. He's not shy about things.

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Aye-aye!

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The brass telescope came in at £45.

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I found this. I think it's great.

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-Oh, isn't that lovely?

-It's full of postcards as well.

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I think this is a lovely thing and I love these. People love to browse

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through and look at photographs from bygone ages and it's a wee bit of social history.

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They like to look at what people are wearing, their hairdos.

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It's quite interesting to see, that's the sort of hairdo that folk

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had in late 1800s, early 20th century, and a young soldier.

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And what year would these be?

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Well, the book dates from I would say the 1880s to the early 1900s.

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So, late Victorian, early Edwardian,

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and you can tell this by the dress that they're wearing.

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-Yeah.

-If we close it, let's have a look at the exterior.

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Now, these are normally in leather. This one is in a purple velvet. I like that.

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-I really like it.

-What do you think?

-It's lovely. It's a lovely book.

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But the condition, would it make any difference?

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There is some damage here on the spine but that back spine is quite easily repaired.

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-It fits well, it fits back together well.

-Uh-huh.

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-How much are they looking for it?

-£90.

-£90.

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I think we're going to have to get that down substantially.

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-Come on, chaps! We've work to do. Let's go!

-Let's go!

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The Reds snapped up the photo collection for 70 quid.

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-Here, do you like this? It's brass, a letter clip.

-Yeah.

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-What do you think to this? I really like this.

-What's that, Jen?

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It's an inkwell but it's a double one, which I think is quite unusual.

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I don't know if it's silver but Kate will know.

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Let's just have a little look and I'm looking for a hallmark for English silver.

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Around here and around the rim and I think this is silver plate.

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-I'm sure it's silver plate.

-Right.

-Right.

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-Which makes a big difference to the value.

-Of course.

-Yeah.

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The nice thing is the quality of the embossing which is what we've got here on the lids.

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It's a neat piece for a desk.

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And we've got initials on this one and the date, 1899, on this one.

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So we know its right at the end of Victoria's reign and it's quite nice

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because it just gives it a bit of character.

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It may well have been a present from husband to wife or a marriage gift.

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Isn't there a chip on there?

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-I did notice that.

-Well spotted.

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That does really let it down and the fact it's silver plate rather than silver.

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You've got to really take that into account into the price.

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I could ask him if we could get something off the price. It's £75, which I think is high.

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I do agree. £75 is a bit steep.

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-What should we go for?

-What do you think?

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Well, at auction, I can really see it at £30 to £50.

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-It's your item, I think you should go for it.

-OK, here we go.

-Let's go.

-Come on!

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And go for it she did, haggling the inkwell down to £45.

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Look at this, bits of money.

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What does that remind you of?

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You're right! Leftover lolly, those bits of money which the teams don't spent when shopping will

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be given to their expert to find a bonus buy, which they'll sell later

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at auction and hopefully boost their team's profits. How about that?

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Anita, what do you think of this? I love the colour.

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-Sheila, I think you and I have the same taste, I think this is wonderful.

-Lovely, isn't it?

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Yes. It's Poole pottery, one of my favourites, and they made some wonderful pots in the 1930s.

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In the 1960s they changed their style again, and made these

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wonderful colour, modernistic pots, chargers, plates and so on.

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In the 1980s they came back again, and did this type of ware.

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Now, this particular pattern is called Volcano,

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and we only need to look at it to know why.

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And I think that this type of thing has potential.

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Tony, what do you think?

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If it's that age, it's an antique for the future,

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so if somebody wants to start collecting, start here. It's lovely. You couldn't miss it.

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-You couldn't miss it, yeah. How much?

-£65.

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-Do you think we can get it down a wee bit?

-I already have.

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-Oh, you are a clever girl! How much did you get for it?

-£50.

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I think we've got a chance. Let's go!

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So, will the Poole pottery Volcano dish erupt at auction? £50 paid.

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There's a lot of silver plate along here, but this

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is in a completely different league.

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-Look at the decoration on that.

-It's really beautiful.

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-Yes, it's pretty.

-What year is that going to be then?

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This is typically Victorian.

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And really, it shouts quality to me, it's a really nice piece of silver.

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You've got pierced decoration here, which is engraved and beautifully traced.

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You've got this trellis flower and leafage work,

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and then some engine turning on the borders here, all really beautifully done.

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Beaded border at the bottom, and then the handle would have been made separately in a silversmith's

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workshop, but you've also got a hallmark on that to match.

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Can you see? There's a little mark on the inside there, and then the mark on the outside, just here.

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It's in amazing condition, really, considering its age, and is this dated for 1864.

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Well, it's a fantastic item, but how much is it?

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Well, there isn't a price on it, but I think...

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Let me go and see if I can find the dealer, see how much they want,

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see if I can negotiate a good price, but at auction I can see this making anything from

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£100 to £150, maybe more if two people really like it.

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I think we should go for it, if it's not too expensive.

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Kate's very keen on the sweet basket, they ended up paying £150 for it.

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Time's up, shopping's over.

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Let's remind ourselves as to what they bought.

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Our reds, Alan and Sheila, are hoping to shake up the auction with this cocktail set for £60.

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The old photo album and family snaps set them back £70, and that

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explosive-looking Poole pottery Volcano dish, a bargain at £50?

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I "lava" hope so!

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Jen and Steve started with the brass telescope, bought for £45.

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They hope the double inkwell will be something

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to write home about. It cost £45,

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and the most expensive item of the day was this silver sweet basket.

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£150 paid.

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It's extremely nice to be at Lawrence's sale room in Bletchingly

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in Surrey with Robin Lawrence, our auctioneer. Good morning, Robin.

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-Good morning, Tim.

-Now, first up for Alan and Sheila

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is this truly hideous decanter set.

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I agree with you, it's not doing anything for me.

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Not even sure that the glasses and the decanter

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started life with the tray that they're on.

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Just a cobbled-together thing?

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I'm afraid it is rather, and we think £20 to £40 might be possible.

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£60 paid, you see.

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The next item happens to be something that I really hate,

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what I really hate is the texture.

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It feels grubby and dirty. When you open it up... Boom!

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The whole back falls off it.

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It's full of very boring photographs of somebody else's relations.

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Nothing interesting in the way of photographs, it's a filthy cover

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-and it's falling apart.

-I think you've summed it up entirely.

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-Would you pay £70 for that in the hope of making a profit at auction?

-I wouldn't, no.

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I'm thinking £20 to £40.

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And if that happens? I tell you - nobody's going to blame you.

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It's unbelievable that £70 could have been paid.

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-It does seem a bit strong.

-On the other hand, to complete

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the trio, at least we've got a bit of Poole pottery here which seems to be in reasonable nick.

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It's in very good condition, and a nice funky modern-looking design.

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-There's a bit of hope for that one.

-And it's a known product too.

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Yes, it's Poole's Volcano pattern, you can see there the fiery colours in the palette.

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We think £50 to £80 should be possible.

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Fantastic, well, they paid £50 for it, so there is at least a little light at the end of the tunnel,

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that they might make a small profit on this, but the other two items are pretty certain to be dead losses,

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so they'll need their bonus buy, and we ought to go and have a look at it.

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Now, Sheil, Als, you gave Anita £120, what did she spend it on?

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-OK, Anita, reveal all, darling.

-Aaah!

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Not what I expected!

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What is it?

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It's nice to have a surprise.

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-Yes.

-Well, it's a lovely little Victorian

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box set of silver-plated salts and spoons, period about 1880,

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1890, it's nice that it's still in the original fitted box.

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We have these bucket-shaped salts, which I think are very nice,

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they're in good condition, they may have been regilded.

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And you've got these sweet little shell-shaped spoons.

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-It's an attractive little outing.

-It is.

-They'd make a nice gift,

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and they wouldn't be out of fashion, to make a gift now.

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-I don't think so, no, I mean, we all need to eat salt.

-How much did it cost?

-I was thinking that!

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Straight to the point, Sheil, eh?

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-How much?

-Sorry.

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I paid £35 for them.

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-You paid £35? Well, that's a pretty good buy, isn't it?

-Would it make a profit, though?

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-I would hope so.

-What, £10 or £15, do you think?

-I would estimate them perhaps

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-at £40 to £60.

-But anyway, it all depends on quite where you are after the sale of your first three items,

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right? That's the moment you'll decide,

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but for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks.

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So there we go, nice little cased up set, look.

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Little set of silver salts. If they were solid silver, we could probably expect

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£100 to £150 for those, but unfortunately, this set are silver plated,

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and the fourth spoon in the set is in pieces inside one of the salts there,

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so on that basis we're thinking only £20 to £40.

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-She only paid £35, so there is a little bit of hope?

-There may be.

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I think they're rather sweet, but it may well be all the money.

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So, that's it for the Reds, now for the Blues.

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The leather and brass telescope. That has a military feel to it, doesn't it?

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I think very much so, yes. The leather covering to the barrels

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would indicate perhaps First World War period, a gunnery site of some kind.

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-It's in a reasonable state though, isn't it?

-Yes, and there's usually interest

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-in scientific and military items, so we think £20 to £40.

-£45 paid.

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Next is the double inkwell, quite nice to have two pots in one.

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It is. Unfortunately there are a few problems. Firstly, we would expect it to be silver,

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but the lids on this are silver plate, and on close examination it appears

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that they don't quite match, so I'm wondering whether it's a made-up item.

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-Couple that with the fact that there's a rather nasty bruise on the corner here.

-Yes.

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-Bruise is an auctioneering word for a chip?

-Yes. I think only £20 or £40 is going to be achievable.

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OK, £45 paid. Now, what about this little pierced sweetmeat basket, Georgian in style, isn't it?

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Georgian in style, but Victorian period, has its original blue glass liner,

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it's a good solid thing and should find a ready market at around £80 to £120.

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Oh, dear, £150 they paid for that, that's not so sweet.

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-No.

-No, absolutely not. OK, fine, well, there's a bit of a hole there.

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They may not do too badly, but I think they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.

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Now, Jen and Steven, you spent £240, you gave Kate 60 smackers, yes?

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Let's see what she spent it on.

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OK, there it is.

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-Oh, wow!

-Now this is a Victorian little sovereign case, and if I turn it over like that,

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we can see we press the top, and it opens up,

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and that's where the Victorian gent would keep his sovereign,

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that just depresses, and the little coin would go in there.

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Now this one is particularly nice, because we have the head here

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on the inside, which is a little bit more unusual.

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-It looks like a sovereign, doesn't it?

-It does.

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It looks as if there is one in there, which is a nice feature,

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and not one that you see on every sovereign case.

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Typically Victorian decoration, we've got embossing here of leafage scrolls,

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what we call a little vacant cartouche,

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this could have initials engraved on it, just to personalise it.

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-Lovely.

-It is nice.

-So you spent the £60 on it?

-No, I spent £40.

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-Not bad.

-I like it.

-A bargain.

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Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about it.

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The big question is, how many sovereigns will it bring in the auction, do you think?

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It looks like it has one inside, but this is a dummy coin, which is a nice little decorative feature,

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but the thing which is going to affect the value of this is,

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-unlike most that you come across, it isn't silver.

-No.

-It's gilded metal.

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You can pick silver ones up for £40 or £50, so I think perhaps this might only bring £10 or £20.

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Really? £40 paid. Now, Kate is usually pretty hot on her little silver items.

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I wonder whether today she's actually going to dig herself a little bit of a hole there?

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Anyway, the sale will start in a moment. Good luck up there on the rostrum.

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Now, Al, Sheils...

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-Feeling all right?

-Yes.

-Confident?

-Yes.

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I'm afraid the auctioneer doesn't think that the decanter and glasses match the tray

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and he's been a bit sniffy about it, he's put £20 to £40 on it.

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you paid £60, so that could be a bit of a problem, frankly.

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And here it comes.

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A 1950s glass and gilt metal liqueur set.

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£20 to start me on this? 20? 10?

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-10 I'm bid at £10, at 10.

-Got £10.

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14, 16, 18,

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20, 22... £22...

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On the front row at 22, all done?

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Oh, no, £22, Sheil, I don't believe it!

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That's eight shy of £30, you're minus £38 now.

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Here comes the photo album, you paid £70.

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And a Victorian plush and applique decorated photograph album,

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20 to start me? 10? 10 I'm bid,

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at 10, 12 anywhere?

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12, 14,

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16, 18, 20,

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22, 24,

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26... £26?

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In the front row, 28,

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30, 32,

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-34.

-They want them photos!

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£34, still in the front row at 34, all done.

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You are minus £36 on that. Now, the Poole.

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A large Poole pottery Volcano patterned charger, 40 I'm bid here,

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at £40, 42,

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44, 46,

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48, 50,

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55, 60,

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65, 70,

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75, 80,

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£80...

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bid's on commission at 80? 85, 90,

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95, 100,

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and ten, 120,

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130, 140,

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at £140?

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Going to sell at 140? All done.

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ALL: Yes!

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£140!

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I don't believe that!

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-That is so fantastic!

-I know!

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You got £90 profit out of that!

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£90 on one item! Plus £90...

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That is absolutely superb, which means, overall, you are plus £16, you are £16 up.

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That is such a result. Right then. The bucket and spoon set, what are you going to do?

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-Do you fancy a bit of a flutter?

-How much was it?

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-£35, Anita paid.

-Ah, I think it's worth every penny.

-Yes.

-You think so?

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Well, hold on here, cos £16 is £16, it may not sound a lot of money, right?

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But to make a profit on Bargain Hunt is a considerable achievement, and with 16 notes...

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-are you certain you want to risk it?

-Yes.

-And here it comes

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the set now, here we go.

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A case of four Victorian silver-plated bucket forms, salts,

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30 to start me on them? 20?

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-£10 then? I'm bid 10.

-Come on!

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At 10, 12,

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14, 16,

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18, 20, 22,

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22? 24.

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She's bidding, look.

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26, 28, £28?

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That's going at £28. All done?

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£28, I don't believe it. £28!

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You're £7 off that, which means you are plus £9, all right?

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-Wow!

-Not so bad, is it?

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That's £9, £4.50 each!

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So how are you feeling, you kids?

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-Erm, excited? Nervous.

-You're excited?

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Well, the telescope, the auctioneer thinks is something military,

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he thinks a kind of sighting scope, because you've got tremendous magnification.

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He's put £20 to £40 on it, you paid £45 for it.

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It's your item, Steven. You never know though,

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it's a handy piece of equipment, here it comes.

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Early 20th-century leather covered brass telescope,

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start me at £20, 20 I'm bid, at 20,

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at 22, at 24,

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26, 28,

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at 30, bid's up here with me at £30,

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32, 34,

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36, 38,

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40, and 42, £42?

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On commission at 42, 44?

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46, 48,

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at £48, at the back of the room now at 48.

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£48! plus £3.

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I love it!

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A Victorian silver plate and glass double inkwell,

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and I'm bid £20 here, at 20,

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22, 24, 26,

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28, 30,

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32, 34,

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36, 38, 40,

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42, 44,

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-46, 48...

-You're in profit!

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55, £55...

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All done at £55?

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£55!... that is plus £10, you are a genius,

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well done, girl! This is the one now, the basket.

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Victorian silver pedestal sweetmeat basket, Sheffield 1864,

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and I'm bid £50 for this, at 50,

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55, at 60,

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65, 70,

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75, 80,

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85, 90,

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95, 100,

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and ten, 115,

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120, 120, 125,

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130, five,

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140, and five,

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150, 160,

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170, £170...

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bid's in the front row at £170. All done?

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-£170, did he sell it for £170?

-£170.

-£170!

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That's plus £20 on that, this a peach, what a team!

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Look at that, £20 of profit for each of them, £20, £33!

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£33 up, how good is that?

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-That's great, amazing!

-What do you mean, "That's great!"?! It's great-great, that's what it is!

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Well done, well done, girl, that is fantastic.

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What are you going to do about this sovereign case then? Listen carefully, £40 paid,

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you have £33 in the bank, that could be a winning score,

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are you going to risk your £33 and go with the £40 sovereign case, or what are you going to do?

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-Shall we leave it? We'll leave it.

-You're not taking it?

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-You're not taking the bonus buy, you sure?

-Yes.

-You're not taking the bonus buy,

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-but we're going to sell it anyway, here it comes.

-£20 to start me?

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20 I'm bid, at 20, at 20...

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two anywhere?... at 22,

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£22, 24,

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24, 26,

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26, 28,

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28 in the centre,

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all done at 28?

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He's sold it for £28. Dear, oh, dear, how close was that?

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Minus £12, that was minus £12.

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Dear, oh, dear, that was a close call, wasn't it?

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-Well resisted! You were determined not to take that, weren't you?

-Yes.

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And you were absolutely right, well done, Jen.

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That's superb, well done, Steven.

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-We're in profit.

-So, you are £33 up.

-Amazingly so!

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Which is unbelievable, that has taken my breath away, I'll tell you, on two or three counts.

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-Anyway, don't tell the Reds, all right?

-No.

-How exciting was that!

-Great, fantastic!

-Thank you.

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How lovely is this, to be handing out profits to both teams, but which team is ahead?

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-Have you been having a little natter? Comparing notes?

-No.

-Honestly not?

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-No.

-So when I tell you the Reds today are the runners-up,

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is that any great surprise to anyone?

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To be runners-up by only winning £9 is a considerable achievement on Bargain Hunt, I have to tell you,

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and you have made that fantastic volcanic profit on the old Poole plate, right?

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You sold that for £140, making a £90 profit, which is amazing,

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which effectively mopped up all your other losses!

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Anyway, I do send you home with £9, which is lovely, thank you, that's £5,

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and I've a few more here. Is that nice or is it nice?

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-You are going to split it, between you? You're not?

-Fair enough.

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Anyway, there we go. But the victors, by dint of making solid profits on each of your items,

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it is, of course, the Blue team. Plus £33.

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-Pretty good, isn't it?

-Very good.

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-Did you think you were going to make a profit today, Jen? Honestly?

-No, not on every item.

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Not on every item. You managed to resist the bonus buy,

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-which turned out to be quite a reasonable thing to do too.

-Fat lot of good I was!

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They really did choose their items though, so well done.

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Fantastic result. I'm going to hand you your £33 now,

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-what are you going to do with it?

-Theatre, maybe?

-Probably.

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Probably theatre tickets, well enjoy a great show, cos we have enjoyed a great show today.

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-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

-ALL: Yes!

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Two teams with cooking in common take up the Bargain Hunt challenge, shopping in London's Camden Passage for their three items. Anita Manning's team make a whopping profit on just one of their items; the team advised by Kate Bliss make profits on all three. Tim Wonnacott presents.