Scotland 11 Bargain Hunt


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Scotland 11

Bargain Hunt visits Scotland as two pairs of teams scoop up some brilliant bargains. Tim Wonnacott presents, with James Lewis and Paul Laidlaw.


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Ha ha! Did I fool you?

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Well, this gadget gives you a hint as to where we are today,

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so let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Today, we're in the centre of Glasgow

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at the Clydeside Antique Centre,

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where there's no less than 25,000 square feet

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crammed with antiques and collectables,

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which means our teams today are going to be rushed off their feet

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finding the most profitable goodies.

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I ventured outside to the banks of the Clyde to tell you the rules.

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Each team gets £300 and an hour to shop for three items

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which they sell later at auction,

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and any leftover lolly gets given to their expert to find a bonus buy.

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Och aye!

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They say you can't choose your family, but you can choose

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your friends, so today's teams

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have done incredibly well

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because we have two teams of incredibly close friends.

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For the Reds we've got Ephie and Pat

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and for the Blues, Nan and Rita. Welcome to Bargain Hunt.

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-Thank you.

-It's very, very, very nice to see you.

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-Thank you.

-Now, Pat, how long have you been friends?

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-About 30 odd years.

-How did you meet?

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Through the church and through business. My husband and I

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had a small grocer's shop in a village,

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-and Ephie's husband had a butcher's business two villages along.

-Right.

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And we used to buy some of their meats and take them to our grocer's

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and the villagers kept insisting, is it Halliday's meat?

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-Halliday's meat!

-Ah, Halliday's!

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And if it wasn't Halliday's meat they didn't want to know!

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Why did you apply to come on the show?

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Well, my friend, dear friend Ephie, she had a very rough year last year.

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I applied and Ephie knew nothing about it.

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What happened when you got the call, Ephie? Were you surprised?

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I was sitting down on a seat, so it was just as well!

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-What, you might have tottered over otherwise?

-Yes, exactly!

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-Were you excited?

-Oh, very!

-Do you watch a bit yourself?

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-Oh, I watch it every day.

-Do you? Do you like antiques, Eph?

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-Oh, very much so.

-What sort of things do you like?

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Well, my favourite is brass, believe it or not.

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-But, do you like old brass or modern?

-Oh, yeah, the old. Oh, yes.

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-It's got to be the old?

-Oh, it's got to be the old stuff.

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Have you got any other hobbies apart from the brass job?

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Well, I'm very involved in the church and I was ex-organist of the church.

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-Ah, right.

-For 60, maybe, years.

-What?

-Yes!

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You were an organist for 60 years!

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-Yes, yes!

-Ephie, you shouldn't be owning up to that!

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-Yes, well, I was!

-But you started as a child!

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Oh, flatterer!

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Well, I think you're going to do incredibly well, you girls,

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-today on Bargain Hunt.

-Thank you.

-And lots of luck.

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Now, for the Blues. Rita, how did you two meet?

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We met when Nan joined the Haighton Writers' Group,

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which I was already a member.

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That's nice, isn't it? Tell me about this writers' group?

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-Are you all budding novelists?

-She's the poet, I write short stories.

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-Oh, lovely! Now, Rita, do you like antiques?

-Love them.

-Do you?

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-What do you like best?

-Wood.

-Wood.

-Wood.

-So, you're planning to buy

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-an enormous piece of furniture today with your £300?

-Oh, I would love to.

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-I would love to.

-Well, the BBC carriers will look forward to that!

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Now, you're also keen on Clarice Cliff, aren't you?

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-Tim, I love Clarice Cliff.

-Yes.

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To me, she is the greatest female potter of her era.

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And the nice thing was that before she died, she saw her pottery

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-being auctioned off for thousands of pounds.

-Yes.

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And she was alleged to have said, "The world has gone mad!"

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Well, let's hope that we get a really mad result today, I tell you!

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Girls, here's your £300. There's the £300. You know the rules.

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Your experts await and off you go and very good luck!

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Let's find out who's championing our teams today.

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With a bit of friendly rivalry,

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we have Paul Laidlaw for the Reds and James Lewis for the Blues.

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And they'll be helping not one, but two lots of teams today.

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What do you think of that little charmer?

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I think it's a nice design and I think it would fit

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into any room in the house because it would go with any colour scheme.

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I think you are quite savvy on the furnishing front!

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You're saying all the right things!

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I mean, would you hazard a guess at its period?

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I'm saying, maybe, '30s, '40s?

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Well, I think most would agree with you, there. In truth, it could be as

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late as the '50s. Mid 20th century.

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Is it precise enough? Strikingly art deco, lovely clean alabaster.

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There's one little catch, though. Have you spotted it?

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-Well, there's a wee crack.

-I was just looking at it, just now.

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But, it's not a howler. The rest of it, importantly, isn't damaged.

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What do you think the ticket would be on that?

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Maybe about 35. It's very clean cut.

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Isn't it? 28 we can get it for.

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-I think there's some legs in that.

-Oh, well.

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OK, if it comes to auction, what do I think it's worth? 30 to 40?

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So, I think there's a little profit.

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Rita has found this.

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-What do you think?

-Right, OK. Well, it's... You know what it is?

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Two different canteens. Ah, two canteens not full of cutlery.

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-Yes.

-A canteen not full of cutlery is a little like a bike with no wheels.

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Not much good. Of course, these days we do not have formal dining,

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so there isn't a huge demand for these. But, I have to say,

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if you look at this one, this one is much better.

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And it has these wonderful locking devices at the front that are capped

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in brass, look, here.

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-So, how much are they asking for it?

-£50.

-£50 for the two of them?

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-The two of them!

-The two together!

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-The two of them together.

-That's really unusual.

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But, £50, it's not a lot of money, is it?

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See if you can get them down just a little bit and

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if we can, we've got a chance.

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The girls finally forked out £45 for the two canteens of cutlery.

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Ephie, what do you think of this?

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-Oh, that's nice!

-Paul? Please?

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-Some expertise, please?

-Well, period? Do you guys have any inclination?

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-Not really.

-I don't think so.

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-I'd be saying 1860, give or take a decade.

-Really?

-As early as that?

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Give or take a decade. It's a nice Victorian piece of furniture, that.

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If we look at the gilding on this, or the gilt elements,

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you've got that brass strap work detailing there.

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You've got almost chrysanthemum paterae here we call them, perhaps.

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-OK, it's...

-I noticed that one or two things were missing.

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Is there much like that? There's a problem.

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There's something on the other side.

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Yeah, condition is all important.

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I think there's life in it yet.

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What's the price? Is it an expensive piece of furniture?

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55? Fair, isn't it?

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Fair at 55, but we've got to be cautious because there is

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more money to spend on it.

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I mean, given what I've spotted, would you still chase it?

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-What do you think?

-Yes, I think so.

-Yes, I like it.

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-If we can get it down a bit.

-I would like to bargain for that.

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-I would like to have a bargain!

-I really would!

-Work your magic!

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Pat did work her magic and knocked a cool £20 off the asking price.

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-What about that? What do you think of that?

-It's been in bits.

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-Oh, sorry.

-Yeah, I had a look at that earlier.

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It's a nice thing, a bit of Derby porcelain, but this!

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-We like that.

-Is that Lalique?

-Like Lalique, in the style of Lalique.

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It's French, 1930's. Doesn't have the quality moulding Lalique has,

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probably by somebody like Sabino, one of the lesser known factories.

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It's got a few chips, not an easy thing to sell, so what can you do?

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It can be ground down there, you know, so it's not a big problem.

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-It could be.

-What would your best price be, Raymond?

-Go £50 on it.

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£50 is enough. I would want to see this at £35

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if we're going to have a chance.

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I understand if you can't do it, but if we've got a chance at 35.

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-Let's go for 35. Right, it's a deal? Thank you! That's great.

-Fantastic!

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I hope you do well with it. Just watch that you don't drop it!

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-I think there's a profit in that.

-Right.

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Ha ha! Everybody loves Raymond!

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Now, what's this cheeky little number the Reds are eyeing up?

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This has got to be a windup!

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I think it has a market for young people that have upmarket flats.

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Ah, I hear what you're saying. Do you know anything more about it?

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Have we got any clues? There's a clue.

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Giovanni. In the absence of that, it's more of a speculative piece.

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I know of one guy that it could be. A guy called Giovanni Schoeman.

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What Schoeman came up with was taking metal dust and marrying it

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with a synthetic resin and we'd call this today cold-cast bronze.

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Is this an expensive object? Is there a price on it?

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Well, I think they're asking roughly...

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-About 100 and...

-40. 140.

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140. Well, look, I'm going to come clean and say I've no experience

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of handling this man's work.

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I'd just have to go on instinct.

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But, in truth, at auction what's it worth?

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-I just don't know. You still up for it, give it a go?

-Oh, yes!

-Yes!

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-In for a shilling, in for a pound!

-Yes.

-Try and get it for a shilling!

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-Well, we'll try! We'll do our best.

-Thanks, Paul.

-Thank you very much.

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Well, they may not have got it for a wee shilling,

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but at £70 they didn't do half bad.

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James, what do you think of these?

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I have to say, don't give up the day job!

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I think they're nice. They're fun things.

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-Yeah, they are. They're great.

-They could go on a wall, on a table.

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-Yeah, exactly.

-Beautiful!

-That's what they're reduced to, really.

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-The backs are wonderfully shaped.

-Is that rosewood?

-It's rosewood

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and these are outlined with boxwood.

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And the fronts are, again...

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That's almost satinwood.

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We've got a little rim of bone and we've got mother of pearl

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and abalone around the outside.

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So, this would have been made around 1870, 1880.

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Boxed and in perfect condition, at auction these would make £35 to

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£40 each. How much are these?

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They're asking £70 a pair.

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Well, if you can get them below 50, I think you've done well.

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-OK.

-So, have a go and do your best.

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-Right, let's go. We'll do our best. Thank you.

-All right!

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Our musical duo plucked some strings and bought the mandolins for £35.

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Amused or not?

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Either way, time's up. Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.

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What do you think, ma'am?

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The Reds kicked off with the art deco clock.

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Will it make a profit at auction? Only time will tell.

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The Victorian rocking chair is an attractive little piece,

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especially at £35.

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Finally, will the cubist nude titillate the buyers today?

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Now, Ephie and Pat, did you have a great time shopping?

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-Oh, we've had a marvellous time!

-I bet you did.

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-Now, which is your favourite piece?

-Probably the little rocking chair.

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-Yes.

-That's your favourite. And what about you, Pat?

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-I agree with Ephie.

-Do you?

-Yes.

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Very sensible. What's for certain is you spent £133, which is not a lot.

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-No!

-£167 of leftover lolly coming straight over to Paul Laidlaw.

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Are you going to be able to keep up your record of excellent profits

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-today, do you think?

-Yeah, I've got a good feeling today, I really have!

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I've got perhaps the name in Scottish architecture and design.

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No prizes!

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No wonder you've got a warm feeling!

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Anyway, you'd better go and snaffle it in case it goes somewhere else.

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Very good luck. Now, let's remind ourselves what the Blues bought.

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Our canny Blues started off by buying the two canteens for £45.

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The art deco opalescent bowl is a nice little buy,

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but will it make a profit?

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And £35 for two mandolins?

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Music to my ears!

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-Nan and Rita, did you have a good time?

-Yes!

-A wonderful time, Tim.

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-Which is your favourite piece?

-My favourite piece, Tim, is the plate.

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-The glass plate.

-Rita, what's your favourite, darling?

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-I agree with Nan 100%.

-Very sensible.

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I wouldn't bet it's not Lalique.

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Anyway, you only spent £115 which is terribly disappointing.

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I want £185 worth of leftover lolly, which I'm going to give JL.

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Have you got anything in mind to buy?

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Yes, something probably more famous for its breakfasts than antiques.

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-Oh, really!

-Yes.

-Oh, there we go! Not the movie breakfast

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-by any chance, is it?

-Absolutely!

-I'm onto something here! Good luck.

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We popped up from the River Clyde

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in Glasgow to Great Western Auctions in Glasgow,

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with our favourite auctioneer,

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-Anita Manning. How lovely to see you!

-Welcome, Tim!

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Now, Ephie and Pat, their first item is this Art Deco-style clock.

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-There is a little damage on it, but it has a sort of retro look.

-Yes.

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Actually, they only paid £28 for it, which is not much.

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But what's your estimate, Anita?

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15 to 25.

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Well, you'll get somebody

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on board for it and they'll get what they paid for, really.

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Well, something similarly old and tired next, which is the

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little child's rocking chair.

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-What's your estimate?

-60 to 80.

-Very good, because they paid £35.

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Next is this rather strange Cubist-looking relief.

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What do you make of this, Anita?

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I love this! Now, Giovanni Schoeman was an interesting artist.

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He was South African and he worked in the latter part of the 20th century.

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-I've put 60 to 80 on it.

-Mm-hm.

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It may drop, but it may be well fancied, so it's a wee bit difficult.

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I've put an in-between estimate.

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£70 they paid and I think you're absolutely right.

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Speculatively, somebody could go for it.

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But overall, based on your estimates, they probably

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don't need a bonus buy, but let's look at it anyway.

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Now, Ephie and Pat, you spent £133.

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You gave 177 to Paul Laidlaw. What did he spend it on?

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-I spent it on this little Glasgow treasure.

-Oh, it's a wee spoon!

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This is way better than a wee spoon

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-because this came from Miss Cranston's tearooms!

-Really?

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And this spoon was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh

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-for Miss Cranston's tearooms.

-My goodness!

-That's amazing!

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That little treasure.

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I know of four that were sold together in Edinburgh, made £400.

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-My goodness!

-Ask me how much I paid? You do the sums, of course.

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-Not a difficult one, that!

-And how much?

-£65.

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-Do you think it might make a profit?

-I will be flabbergasted...

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-If it doesn't.

-..if it doesn't in this saleroom today.

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It's clever of you to make that association with Glasgow

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and bring it to the right place, Paul. Congratulations on that.

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Girls, you don't have to decide

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until after the sale of your first three items.

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

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I fancy we've got the right object in the right place.

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You certainly have! This looks a modest wee thing,

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but in actual fact, it came from the Willow Tea Rooms,

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which is owned by Miss Cranston

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and she commissioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh to design everything,

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from the wonderful panels, the glassware,

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to little spoons like that.

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Now, Paul, he paid £65 for it.

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-Is he going to make his money back, do you think?

-Well, I've estimated

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it 60 to 80, but I'm hoping for more.

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But we'll only know when the hammer falls.

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Yes, that's so true. Anyway, I'm going to grab it back.

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Thanks for the explanation. And that is it for the Reds.

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Now, for the Blues, Nan and Rita.

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First up is this glass bowl.

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-So, is it worth £35?

-I've estimated it 30 to 40.

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It could go to 50, if it was in perfect condition.

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Next up are the two oak canteen boxes.

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I suppose somebody will buy those to try and fit them up

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-again, will they?

-Uh-huh. These are good solid boxes.

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They could be cleaned up and they have a bit of potential.

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And what are they worth, Anita?

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I've estimated 40 to 60. They must be worth 20 quid each.

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£45 paid, that's all right. Should be about in the money with that.

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I want to find out whether this thing plays your music. Does it?

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I'm a romantic and I think these are lovely things.

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I love the shape of mandolins.

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I love the tortoiseshell and mother-of-pearl details.

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-As little works of art they're great, aren't they?

-Yes.

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I would estimate them at 40 to 60.

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£35 they paid, which, when you think about it, bearing in mind

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they are so beautifully made, is no money at all.

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Overall, perhaps they're in the money already, but in any event,

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they've got their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.

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Rita and Nan, you spent £115.

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That means £185 went to James Lewis.

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The big question is, did he blow the lot?

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OK, James, what have you got for us?

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It's a little whistle, it's a little charm,

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but most of all, it's by Tiffany.

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-It is! It's 14-carat gold.

-Do you want to hold it, Rita?

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Have a blow! Try it!

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IT WHISTLES

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-Practical as well!

-Naughty!

-Do you like it?

-Yes, I do.

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-I do like it.

-The thing is, James, will it make a profit?

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-Well, how much do you think I paid for it?

-Well, we gave you £180.

-Yep.

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-If it's Tiffany, obviously, it's worth a bob or two.

-60.

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Oh, no, I didn't pay that much. £40!

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So, I reckon there is a profit in that somewhere between £50 and £80.

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-Yeah?

-Win, lose or draw, we'll probably go for it!

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-Oh, you don't have to decide yet!

-You decide later.

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Now for the audience, let's find out what

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the auctioneer thinks.

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The most important thing about this little item is the maker.

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It's Tiffany.

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One of the most prestigious designers and retailers of jewellery and glass.

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How much is it worth, Anita?

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-Estimate, 40 to 60.

-That cunning James Lewis, he only paid £40.

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Which is brilliant, isn't it?

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-So, look forward to a bit of fun at the auction, won't we?

-Of course!

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70, 80...

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-So, girls, are you excited?

-Very!

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-I mean, this is a big day, isn't it?

-Oh, yes!

-A very big day!

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-A very big day.

-Yes.

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The room is crowded.

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The first lot is the Art Deco-style clock, and here it comes!

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It's an Art Deco-style alabaster clock.

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Classic design. Start me at £10.

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10 bid. With you, sir, at 10. 12.

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-15. 18. 20.

-Come on!

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22. 25. 28. 30.

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-We're in profit!

-It's with you, sir, at £30.

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On the floor at £30.

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-We're in profit!

-£30. £30.

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£30 is plus £2 and that's a very good start!

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-Thank you, Paul!

-Thank you!

-Now, Pat, it's down to you, look up.

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It's this Regency-style stool, ladies and gentlemen.

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Now, a lovely little children's rocking chair. Start me at £40.

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Start me at... 20 bid. I'll take 20.

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-Come on! Oh!

-I'll take 20.

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Any advance on 20? 30.

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I'll catch you in a minute. 30. 40.

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-Come on!

-50. 60.

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Any advance on 60? 70, back in! 80.

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-Yes! Yes!

-Any advance on 80?

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90.

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£100. 100.

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Any advance on £100? 110.

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-Good call!

-My goodness!

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-Come on!

-120.

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130. £130.

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With you, sir, at 130.

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All done at 130? 130.

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-Good Lord! £130!

-Great!

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You've made £95 profit on that.

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95 plus two, you are plus 97. Standby!

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An interesting lot,

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It's a bronzed Cubist nude by Giovanni Schoeman

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and I can start the bidding at £30.

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-It's with me at 30. 40. 50. 60.

-Yes!

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-70. 80.

-Bring it on!

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90. 100. 110. 110.

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-Ephie!

-With you, sir, at £110.

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-We're doing well, Paul!

-Any advance on 110? All done at 110?

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110.

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£110, that is amazing!

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You've made £40 profit on that, Pat,

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which means overall you are plus £137.

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Now, what about this bonus buy?

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-Yes, or no?

-Yes?

-Right, I'll go with you.

-Yes.

-You think yes?

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-Well, done, ladies.

-You're definitely going to do this?

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-Yes, yes!

-She's a superior lady.

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-She's the Mother Superior!

-Yes, yes!

0:21:140:21:16

Well, the Mother Superior says yes!

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We are going with the bonus buy, and here it comes!

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By Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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It's a little electroplated teaspoon for Miss Cranston's Willow Tearooms.

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Now, these do not come often on the market.

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-Start me at 100. £80, then? 80 bid.

-You've made a profit.

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Any advance on 80? 90. 100. 110.

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-Look out!

-120. 130. 140. 150.

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-160.

-Yes!

-£160. Any advance on 160?

0:21:460:21:53

-Any advance... 170, back in.

-Yes!

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Now, that... What a legend!

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Any advance on 170? All done at 170?

0:22:000:22:03

180, back in again. 180.

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Any advance on 180? All done at 180?

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-180.

-£180.

-Well done!

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-You are plus £115.

-Well done!

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-How about that!

-You deserved it!

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-Well done!

-£115 profit! Isn't that phenomenal?

0:22:210:22:24

£115! I can't believe it!

0:22:240:22:27

That is absolutely wonderful.

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So, overall then, 137, 237, 247...

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£252 plus. £252!

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-£252!

-Yes!

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We don't see this ever happen! £252!

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We don't do it in halves, do we?

0:22:480:22:50

-You certainly do not!

-We certainly don't!

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-You've more than doubled your money, which is phenomenal.

-Super!

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The next thing is you've got to keep quiet, all right?

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I don't want you telling those Blues anything.

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-Mum's the word.

-Look miserable.

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130...

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Now, the big question, you girls, is do you know how the Reds got on?

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-We have no idea.

-No idea, that's the way we like to keep it.

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Are you feeling nervy at all? Do you see a...

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Not at all. We're all excited.

0:23:220:23:25

We are all excited! We're going to make our fortune today!

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-Going to make a fortune today?

-Yep.

0:23:280:23:29

You never know, you might just do that!

0:23:290:23:31

But first up is going to be your opalescent bowl,

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James, and here it comes!

0:23:340:23:36

Now, just have a look at that.

0:23:360:23:38

It's this lovely French Art Deco from the 1930s. Start me at £20.

0:23:380:23:41

20 bit. 25.

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30. 35. 40.

0:23:430:23:45

50. 60.

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-Yes!

-60. With you, sir, at £60.

0:23:480:23:51

Any advance on 60? Hold it up, Liz.

0:23:510:23:53

-70. 70.

-Yes!

0:23:530:23:56

-Come on!

-Any advance on 70 for this beautiful opalescent bowl?

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With you, sir, at £70. £70.

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-Yes!

-£70, you've doubled your money.

0:24:040:24:07

That's very good, plus £35.

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An excellent start, James.

0:24:100:24:12

Now, your canteens, Rita. What's going to happen here?

0:24:120:24:15

Now, we have two canteen boxes.

0:24:150:24:17

They're in good condition. Start me at £20. 20 bid.

0:24:170:24:20

Any advance on 20?

0:24:200:24:23

-Any advance on 20? 30.

-Yes!

0:24:230:24:27

40 on the phone. On the phone at 40.

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50. 60.

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-Come on!

-£60. On the phone at £60.

0:24:340:24:36

60 on the phone. Any advance on £60?

0:24:360:24:39

All done at £60. £60.

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Yes, £60! Plus £15 on that.

0:24:430:24:47

-That's fantastic auctioneering for you!

-Isn't it?

0:24:470:24:51

That's a good auctioneer!

0:24:510:24:53

Are there any romantics in the room

0:24:530:24:55

who would like to serenade their sweethearts?

0:24:550:24:58

Now, they're lovely things, ladies and gentlemen. Can we see 80?

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£80, straight in at 80.

0:25:030:25:05

Oh, you beauty! I can't believe it!

0:25:050:25:08

..For the two mandolins?

0:25:080:25:10

Any advance... 90.

0:25:100:25:12

100.

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100 on the floor.

0:25:130:25:16

£100 for the mandolins.

0:25:160:25:18

Any advance on £100?

0:25:180:25:20

All done at £100. £100.

0:25:200:25:22

£100, that's brilliant! That's a profit of £65 on the mandolins.

0:25:220:25:27

Overall, then, you are plus £115.

0:25:270:25:30

What about this bonus buy? Are you going to go with the little whistle?

0:25:300:25:34

-Without question we go with James' choice.

-Definitely.

0:25:340:25:38

-Going to go with James' choice?

-Yes, we'll blow your whistle!

-Sure?

0:25:380:25:40

We're going with the bonus buy then, and here it comes!

0:25:400:25:43

It is made by Tiffany and it is 14-carat gold.

0:25:430:25:47

It's a little whistle, but it could be worn as a charm.

0:25:470:25:51

Will you start me at 50?

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£50. On the floor at 50.

0:25:530:25:55

-Great profit straight up. Look at that!

-And it's 60.

0:25:550:25:58

-70. 80.

-Oh, you beauty, James!

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90. 100. 110. 120.

0:26:030:26:06

120 for the Tiffany whistle.

0:26:060:26:09

Any advance on 120? 130, back in.

0:26:090:26:14

130 for the Tiffany whistle.

0:26:140:26:17

Tiffany! 130. 140.

0:26:170:26:20

140 with the lady. 150.

0:26:200:26:23

-Oh...

-Come on!

0:26:230:26:26

150.

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160. 160 with the lady.

0:26:280:26:32

-160.

-Go on, one more!

0:26:320:26:34

Oh, you're a gentleman!

0:26:340:26:36

160 with the lady.

0:26:360:26:38

With the lady at £160. All done at 160? 160.

0:26:380:26:41

-£160!

-Yes, yes, yes!

0:26:410:26:45

£160! Well, that is extraordinary.

0:26:450:26:49

You've made a profit on that item, James, your bonus buy, of £120

0:26:490:26:53

and that means overall you are £235 up.

0:26:530:26:58

Absolutely brilliant!

0:26:580:27:00

Well, you're feeling good about that, aren't you?

0:27:000:27:03

That will do me for Czechoslovakia!

0:27:030:27:05

The difficult thing now

0:27:050:27:07

is keeping a straight face with the Reds, all right?

0:27:070:27:09

-Yes.

-We don't want you to tell the Reds a thing.

-No.

0:27:090:27:12

And we will reveal all in a moment.

0:27:120:27:14

But congratulations team, you've done really well!

0:27:140:27:16

What an amazing result. The Blues made a fantastic profit of £235

0:27:160:27:20

but it's still not enough to beat the Reds, who made a dazzling £252.

0:27:200:27:26

So will our next two teams come up trumps? We'll find out in a moment

0:27:260:27:30

but first, I'm off for a treat!

0:27:300:27:33

William Crichton-Dalrymple,

0:27:380:27:40

5th Earl of Dumfries, was a happily married man

0:27:400:27:45

who had an eye to build a new house in the middle of his estate.

0:27:450:27:49

Nothing but the best would do for our William and he commissioned

0:27:490:27:54

the brothers Adam to design a new house.

0:27:540:27:58

Work began in 1754, but the following year, disaster struck.

0:27:580:28:03

His wife, Anne, of 24 years' standing, went and died,

0:28:030:28:08

leaving him childless.

0:28:080:28:11

His thoughts turned to remarriage and producing a longed-for heir.

0:28:110:28:17

By this time, William, you could politely say, was past his peak.

0:28:200:28:25

An ill, gouty man in his 60's, whose interests were hunting and fishing.

0:28:250:28:31

His hopes of securing a bride centred on the appeal of his titles,

0:28:310:28:35

his estate and a stonking new pad in the country.

0:28:350:28:40

To compensate for his shortcomings, William decided to simply stuff

0:28:430:28:47

the house with the most glamorous furniture possible.

0:28:470:28:51

As a widower, he had no choice but to pick the furnishings himself

0:28:510:28:56

and he decided to fill his nest with the most glitzy items possible

0:28:560:29:01

in order to attract a mate.

0:29:010:29:04

This piece would have looked particularly glitzy originally.

0:29:140:29:18

All this gilt bronze, cut brass and tortoiseshell

0:29:180:29:21

would have glistened in the candlelight.

0:29:210:29:24

It's a typically French piece of furniture that was made around about

0:29:240:29:29

1710, 1720, but most unusually, it was supplied to the 5th Earl

0:29:290:29:35

by no less a person than Thomas Chippendale.

0:29:350:29:38

You think of Chippendale as always making pieces of furniture,

0:29:380:29:42

but actually, he traded in second-hand pieces, cos this thing,

0:29:420:29:47

this little bureau Mazarin, was certainly made in France

0:29:470:29:51

before Chippendale was even born.

0:29:510:29:54

And how much was it?

0:29:540:29:55

Well, Chippendale charged the 5th Earl 15 guineas.

0:29:550:30:00

I'd call it a bargain, wouldn't you?

0:30:000:30:03

Speaking of which, let's see if our next two teams can come up with

0:30:050:30:09

the goods as we go Bargain Hunting!

0:30:090:30:12

It's time to meet our next Reds and Blues.

0:30:120:30:14

-For the Reds, we've got Carole and Alison.

-Alie-son.

0:30:160:30:18

-Carole and Alie-son. Alison.

-Alie-son.

0:30:180:30:21

Alie-son. Lovely, thank you very much.

0:30:210:30:23

And we've got Gillian and Maria for the Blues. Welcome to Bargain Hunt.

0:30:230:30:27

-Now, Alison...

-Alie-son.

-Thank you.

-LAUGHTER

0:30:270:30:30

-Where did you two meet?

-At the Brownies.

-At the Brownies?

-Yes.

0:30:300:30:34

-Did you?

-Yes, I...

-How many years ago was that?

0:30:340:30:37

Er, erm, 40? 40 years ago.

0:30:370:30:40

40 years ago you met.

0:30:400:30:41

Now, Carole, you're an avid collector.

0:30:410:30:44

-Oh, yes.

-Oh, yes.

0:30:440:30:46

-Got loads of collections.

-Well, tell us about your collections.

0:30:460:30:50

Well, I've got postcards, bookmarks,

0:30:500:30:54

Lilliput Lane models,

0:30:540:30:56

pens, miniature soaps.

0:30:560:30:58

These aren't just miserable little collections, are they?

0:30:580:31:03

-Oh, no!

-You've got 10,000 postcards?

0:31:030:31:05

-That's correct.

-How many bookmarks you got, girl?

-About 4,000.

0:31:050:31:08

-4,000 bookmarks. Anyway...

-LAUGHTER

0:31:080:31:11

I think this is going to be a brilliant competition today.

0:31:130:31:16

Welcome to Bargain Hunt, you two Reds.

0:31:160:31:18

-Now, Gillian and Maria, hi. How are you both? All right?

-Great, thanks.

0:31:180:31:22

You've known Gillian since she was little and how did you first meet?

0:31:220:31:26

We met when I was about eight years old

0:31:260:31:30

and went down to Gillian's birthday party when she was nine.

0:31:300:31:34

We met at primary school.

0:31:340:31:36

Now, you don't collect anything as such,

0:31:360:31:38

but you have brought with you your book of "randomness".

0:31:380:31:41

Yes, we have a book which belongs to myself and Gillian

0:31:410:31:45

and our friends as well.

0:31:450:31:47

So are you going to give us an example from your random book?

0:31:470:31:50

Some of the things we've got in it,

0:31:500:31:52

for example, if sheep perhaps get heavy when it rains?

0:31:520:31:55

Do they get heavier when it rains?

0:31:550:31:57

-Well, we think so.

-We came to the conclusion that they do.

-LAUGHTER

0:31:570:32:01

Now, you love line dancing and you

0:32:010:32:02

-went to dance school together for 12 years.

-Yes, we did.

0:32:020:32:06

Brilliant. Gillian, tell us about that.

0:32:060:32:08

We started line dancing to begin with when we were about nine or ten.

0:32:080:32:12

Eventually, we moved into disco dancing and just modern styles.

0:32:120:32:18

We did that for the next ten years.

0:32:180:32:20

Now you've recently graduated and what did you read?

0:32:200:32:23

I did a course in film and media.

0:32:230:32:25

-Oh, right. And have you got a job yet?

-Not yet. Still looking.

0:32:250:32:28

So if there's anybody out there looking for raw talent

0:32:280:32:32

for the film and TV industry,

0:32:320:32:34

they should get in touch with Gillian, right?

0:32:340:32:37

-Exactly.

-Well, that's very good.

0:32:370:32:39

Now the money moment. Here's your 300 squids. You know the rules.

0:32:390:32:42

Your experts await. You ladies put your best foot forward

0:32:420:32:46

and don't go getting into a spin and off you go! Ha-ha!

0:32:460:32:51

-What is this? This is quite a find.

-Have a look.

0:32:510:32:54

Before I drone on about it, what's your immediate reaction here?

0:32:540:32:59

-It's lovely.

-We'll walk away if it's not your cup of tea.

-Yeah.

0:32:590:33:02

What kind of wood is it?

0:33:020:33:04

Well, that is the finest, flame-figured mahogany you will see.

0:33:040:33:10

-I would call this a swivel toilet mirror.

-Oh, right.

0:33:100:33:15

-And you'd park this on top of?

-A washstand?

-Washstand.

0:33:150:33:19

They look fantastic on a period chest of drawers.

0:33:190:33:22

See how thin that veneer is?

0:33:220:33:24

-Yes.

-That's post Industrial Revolution.

0:33:240:33:27

-That's a 19th-century veneer.

-Oh, right.

0:33:270:33:30

Absolutely lovely.

0:33:300:33:32

And the detail... Look at the font.

0:33:320:33:34

It's got this break-front here. Cross-banding here.

0:33:340:33:37

Probably boxwood stringing and maybe kingwood cross-banding.

0:33:370:33:40

Really vital there. Lovely, lovely.

0:33:400:33:42

What do you think of £90 for that?

0:33:420:33:44

-I think it's good to go.

-Beautiful, yeah.

0:33:440:33:46

-I think that is worth £80-£120 on a bad day anywhere.

-Right.

0:33:460:33:51

-Go for it?

-Yes.

-Do your best?

-Let's go for it.

-Right.

0:33:510:33:56

Excited about finding a proper antique,

0:33:560:33:59

the Reds went for it and,

0:33:590:34:01

with Paul's help, got the price down to £50.

0:34:010:34:04

Now then, what do you think to this?

0:34:040:34:07

-That's unusual.

-It's a bit green.

0:34:070:34:10

Bit green. Well, what do you prefer?

0:34:100:34:12

Blue.

0:34:120:34:14

Erm, that's rather nice. I have to say, I think you're right.

0:34:140:34:18

-What struck you about this?

-I thought it was very pretty.

0:34:180:34:21

It's got nice detail on it and I did like the colour.

0:34:210:34:24

-Yeah. And you do like sparkly things, don't you?

-Yes, I do.

0:34:240:34:28

It was probably made in Germany around 1925-1935.

0:34:280:34:32

It would contain spirit and you've got four of what would originally

0:34:320:34:36

have been six shot glasses.

0:34:360:34:38

-Right.

-They're almost like little miniature pudding bowls,

0:34:380:34:41

-aren't they?

-Yeah, they're lovely.

0:34:410:34:43

-What do you think?

-I really like it.

0:34:430:34:45

Got good decorative value to it. I'd have it on my shelf in the house.

0:34:450:34:49

Of course, the most important thing is it's all about cost.

0:34:490:34:52

-So how much is it?

-It's 65.

0:34:520:34:54

If we can get that for below 50, I think it's got a chance.

0:34:540:34:58

But are you sure? It's your last chance.

0:34:580:35:01

My green, iridescent, Loetz vase or your blue?

0:35:010:35:04

-I think the blue. I think it's nice.

-Yeah.

-We're the Blue team.

0:35:040:35:07

We'll take the blue.

0:35:070:35:08

OK. You go off with that and I'll mope with my rejected glass vase.

0:35:080:35:13

Those girls love a bit of a sparkle.

0:35:150:35:17

They couldn't resist the Art Deco decanter and shot glasses. £49 paid.

0:35:170:35:23

Oh, Carole, come and see these.

0:35:250:35:27

I think it's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

0:35:270:35:30

-Aye, indeed it is.

-Do you really like them, Alison?

0:35:300:35:33

-Yeah, I think they're quite nice.

-I don't really like them.

0:35:330:35:36

-Do you not?

-They're not my cup of tea, but if you like them.

0:35:360:35:40

-She's got a wee baby.

-Fine.

-Who would that be?

0:35:400:35:43

Be, surely, Prince Edward, is it?

0:35:430:35:46

-Depending on whether it's her first-born or not.

-Well, that's true.

0:35:460:35:50

Any idea of period, where these were made, where they would have stood?

0:35:500:35:54

Maybe they were stood in front of an old-fashioned fireplace.

0:35:540:35:57

Because I think they've got flat backs.

0:35:570:35:59

-Well, they're referred to as Staffordshire flatbacks.

-Oh, right.

0:35:590:36:04

-Does what it says on the tin.

-They're £60.

0:36:040:36:07

I suppose that's not too bad.

0:36:070:36:09

But if I can get them down, what do you think?

0:36:090:36:12

Look, two figures and the condition's OK, I take it?

0:36:120:36:14

Queen Victoria's only got one eye.

0:36:140:36:16

I had no idea. Two good figures for £60.

0:36:160:36:19

A fair retail price without a shadow of a doubt,

0:36:190:36:23

but are we one voice? Are you convinced, Carole?

0:36:230:36:27

Oh, yeah, if Alison likes them and they're not too pricey.

0:36:270:36:31

Good luck. Right then. Go for it?

0:36:310:36:33

-Right.

-Good luck. We'd better go shopping.

0:36:330:36:35

Okey-doke.

0:36:350:36:37

Alison went in hard with a low price.

0:36:370:36:40

After a bit of discussion, she agreed on £40.

0:36:400:36:45

It's rare for me to find a piece of furniture on Bargain Hunt,

0:36:450:36:48

so whenever I get the opportunity, I go for it.

0:36:480:36:50

This is a wonderful example of a 19th century Windsor chair.

0:36:500:36:54

This is an ash and elm example made around 1850.

0:36:540:36:56

-Great colour, isn't it? Do you like it?

-I do.

-I think it's nice, yeah.

0:36:560:37:00

-It's got nice different tones all the way through it.

-Yeah.

0:37:000:37:03

It kind of looks sturdy as well.

0:37:030:37:05

Well, it will take a good bashing around.

0:37:050:37:08

-Yeah.

-Try it out. It's the way to... I daren't.

0:37:080:37:12

I mean, it won't take my weight,

0:37:120:37:13

but it will take anything reasonable, you know.

0:37:130:37:16

Very sturdy anyway. It's not going to collapse on me.

0:37:160:37:19

Quite creaky, though!

0:37:190:37:20

Oh, there's nothing better than a good, creaky chair.

0:37:200:37:23

This type of chair is practical as well as desirable.

0:37:230:37:26

It's £95 ticket price.

0:37:260:37:29

I think we can get it for slightly less than that.

0:37:290:37:32

-Yeah, definitely.

-Hopefully, below 80.

0:37:320:37:34

I would think in perfect condition, this chair would make £150-£250.

0:37:340:37:38

-We should go for it.

-Good price.

-Yeah.

-Sounds good to me. Go for it.

0:37:380:37:42

I'll take that off and see what I can do for you.

0:37:420:37:45

-Good luck.

-Fantastic.

-Thank you.

0:37:450:37:48

James managed to knock £20 off the price and got it for 75.

0:37:480:37:52

I really like this, Paul.

0:37:540:37:56

-Is it silver? It says it's silver...

-OK, then to start...

-..on the ticket.

0:37:560:38:01

Well, I'll answer you if you answer me.

0:38:010:38:03

What is it and why are we looking at it?

0:38:030:38:06

It's for when you play cards

0:38:060:38:09

to tell you what the suit you're playing for whist.

0:38:090:38:13

-A trump marker.

-Yes.

-Great stuff. Are you a card player by any chance?

0:38:130:38:17

-I am, yes.

-Aha!

-Aha, and I don't have one of these.

0:38:170:38:20

-Oh.

-Alison has one.

0:38:200:38:23

-Yes, I have.

-Where did you get it?

0:38:230:38:24

-From you.

-It's trump-marker envy. Great stuff.

0:38:240:38:27

It is nicely hallmarked silver, assayed at Chester,

0:38:270:38:30

probably in the 1920's, maybe the 1930's.

0:38:300:38:34

-I'm going to throw in a "but", though.

-Oh, here we go.

0:38:340:38:36

Have a look here at the wirework.

0:38:360:38:39

There's a certain amount of defamation and even perhaps repairs.

0:38:390:38:42

That said, you do the honours, what's the damage on that?

0:38:420:38:46

£45.

0:38:460:38:48

-45.

-Maybe a wee bit expensive.

0:38:480:38:51

Mm. For that kind of money, I would really want a plum example.

0:38:510:38:54

But at 25, I think you could come up trumps. Do you like that?

0:38:540:38:58

Good Bargain Hunt line there.

0:38:580:39:02

My word, that would be a job of work, wouldn't it?

0:39:020:39:04

-45 at the moment.

-Yes.

0:39:040:39:06

If you put that effort in... Are you up for it?

0:39:060:39:09

-Yes, certainly.

-Go for it. I'm rooting for you.

0:39:090:39:12

I'll do my best.

0:39:120:39:14

Carole played her cards close

0:39:140:39:16

to her chest while negotiating and eventually settled on £25.

0:39:160:39:21

-Do you know what that is?

-A jug.

0:39:210:39:23

-Other than a jug?

-A pretty one.

0:39:230:39:25

It is, but if I'm not mistaken, just turn that over.

0:39:250:39:29

Yeah, there we go.

0:39:290:39:31

-Rhead.

-Ah.

-Charlotte Rhead.

0:39:310:39:34

-One of Britain's leading designers.

-OK.

0:39:340:39:36

Charlotte Rhead is a well-known designer

0:39:360:39:39

-and she specialised in what we call tube lining.

-Uh-huh.

0:39:390:39:42

This is made in the 1930's and it's a good thing. Well-spotted.

0:39:420:39:47

-But what is this?

-I had no idea it was in there.

0:39:470:39:51

If it's in there, maybe he'll throw it in,

0:39:510:39:55

if we can't get a good deal on it.

0:39:550:39:58

-But how much is it, do you know?

-I was told that the jug would be £75.

0:39:580:40:01

-I didn't ask about this at the moment.

-It's only a cane handle.

0:40:010:40:04

They're difficult to sell, but if he'll throw it in too,

0:40:040:40:07

I think if we can get that for less than £50,

0:40:070:40:11

then we're in with a very good chance.

0:40:110:40:14

-I'll try my very best.

-You sure?

0:40:140:40:17

-Do you both like it?

-I love it.

-I think it's lovely.

0:40:170:40:20

-Fantastic, go for it.

-Thank you.

0:40:200:40:22

Maria sure smiled sweetly

0:40:220:40:24

and got the parasol handle thrown in as well. The two cost them £50.

0:40:240:40:27

I'm afraid the teams are out of luck. It time to stop shopping.

0:40:270:40:32

Let's remind ourselves of what the Reds bought.

0:40:320:40:35

The Reds got their hands on this 19th-century, mahogany mirror.

0:40:350:40:42

It set them back £50. Will their enthusiasm rub off on the bidders?

0:40:420:40:47

The flatback Staffordshire figures of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

0:40:470:40:52

cost Alison £40. Even though Queen Victorian is missing an eye,

0:40:520:40:55

they're confident it won't put people off.

0:40:550:40:59

Carole took Paul's advice on board

0:41:010:41:05

and got the silver bridge trump marker down to £25. Not bad.

0:41:050:41:09

-Did you have a good time shopping?

-A marvellous time.

-You did?

-We did.

0:41:090:41:14

-Good. Which is your favourite piece?

-The toilet mirror.

-Is it?

0:41:140:41:19

Your favourite piece? What about you, Carole?

0:41:190:41:22

-The card suit indicator.

-The card suit indicator? You spent £115,

0:41:220:41:25

which is pretty pathetic. But £185 therefore of leftover lolly...

0:41:250:41:31

..winging straight across to our man, Paul Laidlaw.

0:41:310:41:37

Got any idea as to how you're going to spend £185?

0:41:370:41:40

I hope you'll spend all of it.

0:41:400:41:42

I shall do my damnedest, but you know me.

0:41:420:41:45

In support of our card-loving duo, I shall deal myself a demon hand,

0:41:450:41:48

-play my cards right and turn a tidy profit.

-Will you?

-Indeed I shall.

0:41:480:41:52

Well, you never speak with forked tongue, Paul, so good luck

0:41:520:41:55

with your shopping. Nice to see you. Let's remind ourselves

0:41:550:41:58

what the Blues bought.

0:41:580:42:01

Maria and Gillian persuaded James that the Art Deco decanter set

0:42:010:42:05

was the better buy at £49.

0:42:050:42:09

Confident that two people will fight over the 19th-century Windsor chair,

0:42:090:42:14

the girls stumped up £75 for it.

0:42:140:42:17

The Charlotte Rhead jug caught Gillian's attention.

0:42:170:42:22

What will the punters at auction make of this oddball combo?

0:42:220:42:25

£50 paid.

0:42:250:42:28

Did you have a good time?

0:42:280:42:31

-Great time.

-Fantastic.

-You like shopping, secretly?

0:42:310:42:33

-We do.

-Love it.

-Yeah! I knew that.

0:42:330:42:36

-So which is your favourite piece, Maria?

-The Windsor chair.

0:42:360:42:39

Windsor chair? What about you, G?

0:42:390:42:42

-The Charlotte Rhead jug.

-Which piece will bring the biggest profit?

0:42:420:42:46

-The jug.

-Yeah, I'm going to say the jug actually.

0:42:460:42:48

OK, we're all agreed on jugs.

0:42:480:42:50

Excellent. £174, you spent.

0:42:500:42:53

That's £126 of leftover lolly.

0:42:530:42:56

Here we go. £126 of leftover lolly.

0:42:560:42:59

-Thanks.

-How are you feeling?

0:42:590:43:01

Great. I'm worried that I'm not going to spend much of it.

0:43:010:43:04

Are you not? Out to spend a modest amount?

0:43:040:43:06

-A modest amount.

-Oh, dear.

-You're not going to be happy with me.

0:43:060:43:10

Well, no. A man's got to do what a man's got to do. Anyway.

0:43:100:43:12

-Good luck with it, James.

-Thank you.

-Super-duper.

0:43:120:43:16

We popped up from the River Clyde to Great Western Auction Rooms

0:43:180:43:22

here in Glasgow to be with Anita Manning. Good morning.

0:43:220:43:24

Lovely to have the team here again, Tim.

0:43:240:43:27

It's sweet of you to welcome us. It's great to be here.

0:43:270:43:30

Now, Carole and Alison went with this mahogany toilet mirror.

0:43:300:43:33

It's what you call on the big side, isn't it?

0:43:330:43:37

Yeah, this is a very nice example of this type of item.

0:43:370:43:41

It's in good condition.

0:43:410:43:43

Will they make a profit do you think on £50?

0:43:430:43:46

I've estimated it 40-60,

0:43:460:43:48

but I'm hoping it will go towards the higher estimate.

0:43:480:43:51

Well, that would be lovely, frankly.

0:43:510:43:54

The pair of Staffordshire, Victorian figures, will they do all right?

0:43:540:43:58

People are still collecting that type of thing. 40-60.

0:43:580:44:03

Brilliant. They paid £40, so we're on the button.

0:44:030:44:05

That's exciting. And what about the silver bridge scorer?

0:44:050:44:10

-I find that this type of item does well.

-Yes.

0:44:100:44:12

The only question mark in my mind

0:44:120:44:14

is how old the swinging tablets are. Do you think they're replacements?

0:44:140:44:17

I think these have been replaced at a later date.

0:44:170:44:21

They would have been in ivory or ivorine.

0:44:210:44:23

They paid £25, which is pretty reasonable for something like that.

0:44:230:44:27

-What do you think you'll get in the sale?

-Estimate 20-30.

0:44:270:44:30

So they're all pretty well on the button?

0:44:300:44:33

But they may need their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.

0:44:330:44:37

Girls, you spent £115.

0:44:370:44:39

You gave Paul Laidlaw £185. What did he buy?

0:44:390:44:42

-What do you think of that?

-Oh!

-Oh? Deary me. Ouch!

0:44:420:44:47

-I like the top of it.

-It's rather unusual, isn't it?

0:44:470:44:52

This cries out Art and Crafts.

0:44:520:44:55

And I assure you, you can hang your hat on Arts and Crafts

0:44:550:44:59

at auction any day of the week.

0:44:590:45:01

-How much did you pay for it?

-I paid £35 for that.

0:45:010:45:05

Aw, right. That's not bad. What's it like inside?

0:45:050:45:08

-It's rather smart. Look at that.

-Oh.

-Clean.

0:45:080:45:11

Oh, I expected it to be...

0:45:110:45:14

-Disappointing inside.

-Yes.

0:45:140:45:16

Lovely satinwood. Make a lovely little jewellery casket, let's say.

0:45:160:45:20

Ask me what it's worth.

0:45:200:45:21

-I'm not mad about it.

-We'll think about it.

0:45:210:45:23

We'll think about it. Put it into your safekeeping.

0:45:230:45:26

The audience will be mad about it.

0:45:260:45:28

-£30-£50.

-Oh, right.

-You'll sleep easy at that, I'm telling you.

-Oh, well.

0:45:280:45:32

You don't have to decide now.

0:45:320:45:34

You decide after the sale of your first three items.

0:45:340:45:36

For the audience, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks.

0:45:360:45:39

Two elements that are very attractive.

0:45:390:45:41

The little Ruskin-type roundel and scarab beetles!

0:45:410:45:46

-Scarab beetles, symbols of the rising sun or transformation.

-Mmm.

0:45:460:45:51

-I think that gives it a little edge. I like it.

-What's it worth?

0:45:510:45:56

I've estimated it 30-40.

0:45:560:45:58

Cunning old Paul, he only paid £35, so he's got a chance with that.

0:45:580:46:02

-Yes.

-That is it for the Reds.

0:46:020:46:05

Now for the Blues. Their first item is the elm and ash Windsor armchair.

0:46:050:46:11

Well, people still like these chairs.

0:46:110:46:14

They are comfortable. They're nice in any setting.

0:46:140:46:17

This is a typical example.

0:46:170:46:20

-Yes. What's it worth?

-I've estimated it 70-90.

0:46:200:46:24

Great. They paid £75.

0:46:240:46:26

So straight up, they should make a profit on that.

0:46:260:46:28

-Yes.

-Which would be great. The Art Deco, silver,

0:46:280:46:31

overlaid glass...decanter set, really.

0:46:310:46:34

They're shot glasses, I suppose. How old do you think that set is?

0:46:340:46:39

'30s, '40s. In that period.

0:46:390:46:42

It has an Art Deco look about it.

0:46:420:46:45

-Yes.

-And it has a wee bit of quality.

0:46:450:46:48

They paid £49. What's your estimate?

0:46:480:46:51

-Estimate 40-60.

-Great. So they paid the mid-type price, which is fine.

0:46:510:46:56

Now we've got an odd lot, with the Charlotte Rhead tube-lined

0:46:560:46:59

vase and a parasol handle, which is a bit bizarre, isn't it?

0:46:590:47:04

I wonder if they were giving this out free with anything

0:47:040:47:07

-that was bought?

-Could be.

0:47:070:47:09

But the Charlotte Rhead pot in its own right is quite a nice object.

0:47:090:47:13

This is quite a nice pattern.

0:47:130:47:15

-And you get the parasol handle. So how much?

-40-60.

0:47:150:47:18

They paid £50. So again, middle for diddle.

0:47:180:47:21

They're right in the middle with most.

0:47:210:47:23

In any event, they've got their bonus buy,

0:47:230:47:25

so let's go and have a look at it.

0:47:250:47:27

What do you think to that?

0:47:270:47:30

Interesting!

0:47:300:47:32

-You don't look thrilled?

-Like a plant pot.

-It's brown.

0:47:320:47:36

-That is exactly what it is.

-For a bonsai tree?

-Exactly.

0:47:360:47:39

It's cast in bronze. It's been patinated with a brown finish.

0:47:390:47:44

It's not the best of castings.

0:47:440:47:45

It's nothing really special. But the name of the game is profit

0:47:450:47:49

and there's definitely a profit in that.

0:47:490:47:52

I think you're both going to be thrilled

0:47:520:47:56

when you find out that I spent £10.

0:47:560:47:58

-Oh, really?

-Oh, brilliant!

0:47:580:48:00

-That's really good.

-Yeah?

-I like it a lot better now, yeah.

0:48:000:48:03

Yeah? That's great.

0:48:030:48:04

How much profit do you think? £10 or £20 then?

0:48:040:48:06

-Yeah, £20.

-Think it's worth £30 or £40?

-30, 35.

0:48:060:48:09

-It's cast bronze?

-Yeah.

0:48:090:48:11

-It's got some age.

-It's 100 years old. It's worth that for scrap.

0:48:110:48:15

Still, you don't decide now. You decide later.

0:48:150:48:18

For you at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks of James' bowl.

0:48:180:48:21

A wee bit of quality there and a lovely patina.

0:48:210:48:25

-How much?

-15-25.

0:48:250:48:27

Well, he only paid £10.

0:48:270:48:28

It could do more than that.

0:48:280:48:30

-Could it?

-Yes.

-What, like make £50 maybe?

0:48:300:48:32

Maybe that's a bit much to ask.

0:48:320:48:35

Well, we'll see in a minute. Thank you, Anita.

0:48:350:48:38

130. With you, sir, at 130.

0:48:400:48:41

All done at 130. 130.

0:48:410:48:45

So, Carole, Alison, here we are at the edge of the auction.

0:48:450:48:49

How excited are you, Carole?

0:48:490:48:50

-Very excited.

-Are you? Good.

0:48:500:48:52

-What about you, Alison?

-Awfully.

0:48:520:48:54

Awfully? Have you got butterflies and everything?

0:48:540:48:57

-Oh, yes.

-Have you? Well, that's good.

0:48:570:48:59

First lot is Paul's toilet mirror and here it comes.

0:48:590:49:04

Lot 118, ladies and gentlemen,

0:49:040:49:06

is this early Victorian, mahogany, swing toilet mirror.

0:49:060:49:11

Will you start me at £50?

0:49:110:49:14

Start me at 50.

0:49:140:49:16

£30, then?

0:49:160:49:18

£30. 30 bid.

0:49:180:49:20

-40. 50.

-Great!

0:49:200:49:24

£50. 60. 70.

0:49:240:49:27

£70. With you, madam, at £70.

0:49:270:49:31

Any advance on £70? All done at £70?

0:49:310:49:34

£70.

0:49:340:49:36

-Fab!

-Plus £20. Good girls.

0:49:360:49:38

-A start.

-Well done, Paul.

0:49:380:49:40

Now, Alison, your pair of figures.

0:49:400:49:44

Lot 119, a pair of Victorian, Staffordshire figures. 40 bid.

0:49:440:49:48

50. 60.

0:49:480:49:50

-Oh! Come on!

-70. 80.

0:49:500:49:53

90.

0:49:530:49:54

100. £100.

0:49:540:49:58

Any advance on 100. 100.

0:49:580:50:02

-Well done.

-Oh!

0:50:020:50:04

Plus 60 on that lot.

0:50:040:50:06

That's brilliant. You're £80 up already.

0:50:060:50:09

Now it's a wee, silver bridge trump marker and it's Chester, 1910.

0:50:090:50:15

Start me at £20.

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£20. 10.

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10. 12. 15. 18. 20. 22. 25.

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-28, fresh bidder.

-Well done. You're in profit. Oh!

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30. £30. Any advance on £30?

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All done at 30? Oh, 32! Back in.

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Ha-ha!

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-Well done!

-32, back in. 32.

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35. 35. With the lady at 35.

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Any advance on 35?

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All done at 35? 35.

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Brilliant. Plus £10 on that.

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Overall, you are plus £90, all right? You've got £90 in the bank.

0:50:490:50:53

-Good result.

-You only spent £115 and you've made

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£90 profit, which is absolutely brilliant. Congratulations.

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But what are you going to do about the Ruskin-encrusted box?

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Whatcha going to do? It's £35 worth of box.

0:51:040:51:08

-No.

-Are you going to trust Paul?

-No.

-You're not going to trust him?

-No.

0:51:080:51:13

OK, they're not taking the bonus buy, but we're going to see what

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the box is worth anyway and sell it and here it comes.

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Lot 124 is this charming Arts and Crafts box.

0:51:200:51:25

Can we say £20?

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£20. 20 bid. 25.

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-30. 35. 40, fresh bidder.

-Oh!

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45. 50. 55.

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-With you, sir, at £55. 55.

-£55.

0:51:380:51:42

Well done, Paul. Plus £20 on that.

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You didn't go with the bonus buy.

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You didn't trust your man, but, nevertheless,

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you do have an overall profit of £90, which is brilliant.

0:51:510:51:54

-Now your next job is not to say a word to the Blues.

-No, we won't.

0:51:540:51:58

-All right. Not a word.

-No.

-Schtum!

0:51:580:52:01

-Gillian and Maria, do you know how the Reds got on?

-No.

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-No.

-No. Got any hints?

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They looked quite chuffed though, so...

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-Did they look chuffed?

-We'll wait and see.

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That could be a dummy. Don't fall for it.

0:52:190:52:21

First up, though, is the Windsor armchair and here it comes.

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142, ladies and gentlemen.

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It's 19th century. It's a Windsor chair.

0:52:260:52:29

Can we say £50, then? 50 bid.

0:52:290:52:32

60. 70. 80. 90.

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100. 110. 120. 130.

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140. 150. 160. 170. £170.

0:52:390:52:45

-Well done!

-All done at 170? 180.

0:52:450:52:49

Fresh bidder. 180.

0:52:490:52:51

Any advance on 180? All done at 180?

0:52:510:52:54

£180.

0:52:540:52:57

You are plus 105. That's an achievement.

0:52:570:53:01

143, ladies and gentlemen.

0:53:010:53:03

One of my favourite items and it's not just because it's a decanter!

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LAUGHTER

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But it's a lovely sapphire blue Art Deco decanter and glasses.

0:53:100:53:15

Start me at £40. 40, surely. £40.

0:53:150:53:17

£40. 30, then? 30 bid.

0:53:170:53:20

-40. 50.

-Come on.

0:53:200:53:23

-60. 70.

-Oh, my God!

0:53:230:53:26

At £70. Any advance on £70?

0:53:260:53:29

All done at £70? £70.

0:53:290:53:32

Yes!

0:53:320:53:34

Amazing, isn't it? £21 on that.

0:53:340:53:36

That's very good. Charlotte Rhead next.

0:53:360:53:39

Lot 144. Two bids on this lot.

0:53:390:53:42

Now you have Charlotte Rhead and you've got a wee parasol top

0:53:420:53:47

to go with it. Start me at 30 then. 30 bid. 40. 50.

0:53:470:53:51

60. £60. 70.

0:53:510:53:56

Any advance on £70?

0:53:560:53:57

All done at £70? £70.

0:53:570:54:01

£70. Good. Another profit of £20.

0:54:010:54:04

-You are £146 up.

-Oh, my God!

0:54:040:54:08

-146.

-Good.

0:54:080:54:10

Now are you going to go with this bowl?

0:54:100:54:12

I think we should.

0:54:120:54:14

Because we've just read Gillian's star sign and it said that

0:54:140:54:17

she had a bonus coming her way.

0:54:170:54:19

So that's our bonus. I think we should.

0:54:190:54:21

Your star sign says you've got a bonus coming

0:54:210:54:24

and you're going to go with the bonus buy?

0:54:240:54:26

We can only lose a tenner, so come on.

0:54:260:54:28

And you have 146 in the bank.

0:54:280:54:30

-That's rare.

-Yeah.

-All right. You're going with the bonus buy?

0:54:300:54:33

-Definitely?

-Definitely.

0:54:330:54:35

-We're going with James' bowl.

-Put our faith in you.

0:54:350:54:37

Lot 148. Little bonsai bowl.

0:54:370:54:42

Start me at £20.

0:54:420:54:43

20 bid. With the lady at 20.

0:54:430:54:46

-30. 40. 50.

-Yes!

-£50.

0:54:460:54:50

Any advance on £50? All done at £50?

0:54:500:54:53

£50.

0:54:530:54:55

-£50.

-Well done.

0:54:550:54:57

-Plus £40.

-Thank you very much.

0:54:570:55:00

Overall, you are plus £186.

0:55:000:55:05

-Oh, my God!

-We stole the show!

0:55:050:55:08

-Don't tell the Reds a thing, right?

-No.

0:55:080:55:10

Keep really schtum about this and all will be revealed later.

0:55:100:55:13

-But congratulations, both of you.

-Thanks.

0:55:130:55:16

Been talking to one another then?

0:55:240:55:25

-No.

-No communications at all? Well, we're delighted to hear that.

0:55:250:55:29

But to have a programme where we have two teams technically winners,

0:55:290:55:35

because both teams have made profits, is very, very enchanting.

0:55:350:55:39

-Ooh!

-It's just a question of scale, isn't it?

0:55:390:55:43

Sadly, today, it is the Reds who are marginally behind.

0:55:430:55:47

Awwww!

0:55:470:55:49

I'm sorry, girls, but you didn't go with your bonus buy.

0:55:510:55:56

Nevertheless, you scored £90 profit.

0:55:560:55:59

-There you go. Are you happy with that?

-Yes.

-You are happy with it?

0:55:590:56:02

-Carole?

-Yes!

-You've been great contestants.

0:56:020:56:05

Thank you for joining us. But the victors today

0:56:050:56:08

by a substantial amount!

0:56:080:56:09

-I'm going to give you £186.

-Thank you!

0:56:090:56:15

180. And we had to raid the cash machine

0:56:150:56:19

and scratch around to get a bit of change to get you your full £186.

0:56:190:56:23

But £186 of profit. That's a lot, isn't it, Maria, yeah?

0:56:230:56:27

What are you going to spend it on, darling?

0:56:270:56:29

Erm, I don't know. I think we'll have a well-deserved night out.

0:56:290:56:33

-Tonight?

-A night out. And you're going to take James?

0:56:330:56:36

Lucky old you! We've had a phenomenal programme.

0:56:360:56:38

-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?

-Yes!

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There's always plenty to dance about when Bargain Hunt visits Scotland, and this episode is no exception. Two pairs of teams scoop up some brilliant bargains - and lots of fun - at an antique centre in Glasgow. With so many teams to help, experts Paul Laidlaw and James Lewis are kept on their toes as they help to spot a bargain or two. Meanwhile, Tim Wonnacott visits Dumfries House.