Antiques challenge. Presenter Tim Wonnacott heads north to Garrion Bridges in Glasgow, where experts Paul Laidlaw and Keith Baker are set loose with their teams.
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Hi there. I'm in Scotland just outside Glasgow. My gosh, we've got a busy day ahead of us!
-Where are you going, mate?
-I'm going bargain hunting.
-That's my language!
'Coming up today, the Reds blow the whistle on their shopping.'
BLOWS WHISTLE Welcome aboard, sir!
-'The Blues start to feel the pressure.'
'It's a belter of an auction for the Reds.' I don't believe this!
'And love is in the air for the Blues.'
Welcome to The Garrion Bridges Art And Antiques Centre.
Our teams today have certainly got drive,
but will they be able to put their foot down at this antiques-buying lark?
They each get £300 and an hour to shop.
They then hitch a ride across to the auction where they hope to make a profit
and the team that accelerates ahead with the most profits wins.
So let's go and meet the Reds and Blues.
For the Red Team, we've got Betty and Phil, and for the Blues, we've got Beverley and Nigel.
-Phil, what do you do for a living?
-I'm a taxi driver.
-And how long have you done that for?
-Have you got any famous stories about passengers?
-I reckon probably Billy Connolly is the most famous.
-Is he as amusing as he comes across?
-He was with someone, so I never got a chance to talk to him.
Betty, you used to be a train guard.
That's right. I retired just a year ago.
-How many years did you do that for?
It says here that you consider that the train guard is more important than the driver.
Well, we're the ones that are facing all the passengers.
You certainly are. That's quite a brave job cos some of these people can be pretty peculiar.
-Maybe it's brave or maybe it's stupidity!
-You're also an incredible daredevil.
-A wee bit of one.
-So what have you been up to, you naughty girl?
Not so many years ago, I abseiled from the top of the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.
-And how tall is the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow?
20 storeys? And you abseiled?
-I abseiled down. It was for a charity.
-It needs to be!
-You seem to have the perfect balance in your team and you should do well today.
-Very good luck.
Now for the Blues... So you two love birds, how did you meet?
Nigel and I met on a blind date.
-Did you? With Cilla Black?
-Not on the show?
-No. We were introduced through a mutual friend
who thought we would have a lot in common.
So was it then just like "caramba", you met and you thought, "Oh, gosh"?
We met and we hit it off. I thought, "Quite a nice chap," and he thought, "She's really quiet(!)"
It just shows what you can cover up at the initial meeting!
Only joking. Nigel, you've got an interesting means of transportation.
-Yes, we arrived today in my taxi called Marilyn.
-Which is a very comfortable machine.
Yes, I bought her online at a well-known auction house.
You bought yourself a black cab - why?
I've always been interested in vintage vehicles and she appealed.
That's great fun. Anyway, now our money moment.
£300 apiece. You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go. And very, very good luck.
So, if our teams today need a breakdown service,
they've always got their experts to give them a kick-start.
For the Red Team, Paul Laidlaw who would never blow a gasket.
And for the Blues, Keith Baker
who likes a good finish on his glassware.
This'll be the quickest hour in your life.
-Only 60 minutes left. Let's go. Come on.
They may have only just met, but Paul already knows the way to Betty's heart.
-Did you work on the trains?
-Yes. The railway.
Well, not far from trains, if you worked on a boat, you might have used a boatswain's pipe.
So that's the call that you would pipe the communications round the vessel or the commander on board.
That alleges to be a silver one.
It's faithful to what it should be.
-I'll be dead frank with you.
-Can I see it?
I suspect that has no great age.
If you wanted to play the game, you could buy that and I reckon you'd make a profit.
-But it ain't an antique in my opinion.
What I would do if I were you... Only if you're at all interested.
I would ask them what the death is on it, price-wise,
because, off the record, that didn't cost a great deal.
-OK, retail. Or wholesale, I should say.
I wouldn't rush to buy it, but I would use that as a banker.
If you've got five minutes to go, and we've used ten minutes already of our precious hour,
that's when you could fall back on it.
Why don't you give it a wee blow?
BLOWS WHISTLE Welcome aboard, sir!
As the Red Ship sets sail and they tactically put the pipe aside,
the Blues only have one thing on their mind.
What do you think of the coffee set?
I like coffee sets. I'm not so sure about that one. It's not me. It's too heavy.
It's very modern, but I think it's...
Let's have a look. It's very iconic, very stylish. Portmeirion.
-It's a good collector's area.
-It wouldn't be me, but what do you think?
-I prefer something a bit more delicate than that.
So the Blues seem to have their strategy in place - just look for a coffee set, what?
Another coffee set.
They're quite common. These are quite nice little coffee cans, individual ones.
£10 the pair.
Just from a social history point of view, they're absolutely amazing things for a fiver each.
The teams are on a mission to seal their first deal,
but Betty seems a bit cautious about the Reds' next find.
Betty, come and see this.
-Let me see.
-You put a candle in there.
-You walk around the corridor with a candle in it.
-I'd be a wee bit worried about a candle in that.
-There's not much to hold it there.
-Ignoring the health and safety aspects, can I have a wee shufty?
I've certainly not seen anything quite like that.
So we know we have a chamberstick.
And clearly it is commemorate of Ile de St Helene,
or St Helena,
which is where Napoleon was exiled.
-For the second time.
-He died on St Helena?
But the lobes of the socket are all faced by imperial eagles.
So you've got that continuity there. What a quirky little thing!
-I think we'll get that. I really like that.
-What's the price on that?
-It's not a lot of money.
-Is that worth £20, £30 at auction on a bad day?
-I think it would be.
-I think you need to try and just get that price down...
-Half the price.
-I like the way you think!
-You start off there.
Betty doesn't shy away from danger, so whilst the Reds get a price on the hazardous candlestick,
the Blues have found just what they're looking for.
We've got the Wedgwood mark on the bottom, as it says on the label.
Moselle is the pattern. Whether it's anything similar like to the Moselle wine and everything,
but this has got a vine leaf look.
I see that it was 120. They've reduced it to 65.
That would probably indicate that it's been here a little while,
so it might not be the most popular thing in the antiques centre,
but at £65, if someone wants it,
I don't think you could go into any china shop today and buy it new for £65.
-I think it would be a good buy.
-I think so.
-It might do well.
-There's always the risk at auction that you'll find someone that wants it. Shall we have a go?
We'll see what we can get on that.
A writing chest...
-Your chamberstick - would you be happy at 20?
-Aye, I think so.
-Would you be happier at 18?
-18 would be better.
-That's what you could get it for.
-Excellent. Well done.
-It was just a wee bit over.
-We did all right there.
The Reds have made their first purchase, so that's one up on the Blues.
But Keith has news for his team.
-I've just been to check on the Wedgwood coffee set.
Even though it's been reduced by half anyway, they're gonna knock another fiver off, so that's £60.
-I think it's a good buy at that.
-I think so.
-Are you both sure?
-Number one purchase.
-The three of us are in agreement. OK, let's go and have a look.
So the Blues have their first purchase. 20 minutes down and it's one-all.
-Betty, tell us if there's any damage.
-I'll let you have a wee look first since you picked it out.
-There's no damage.
-Nothing the matter with that?
-Not a mark.
No cracks, nothing.
-How old would that be?
-In truth, it's a 20th century piece, but it's nice.
-I like the shamrocks. That would appeal to a lot of people.
-It is what it is.
This is what they do. It cries out, this really fine porcelain.
-all of £45.
We need to get a big chunk off that, but I'm happy to give it a go for you.
-See if you can find another bargain.
-Do your best.
-See you in a mo.
-Right, see you shortly.
The Reds could be racing ahead, but have the Blues struck lucky with a fishy find?
"Deep-sea fishing reel, mahogany and brass-fitted Bakelite..."
-I like the brass reels. That's...
-That gavel's actually quite a nice object.
-How much is that?
-Excuse me. Could we have a look in here?
-We'd like to look at that reel and perhaps the gavel.
-Do you want a look?
-I would like to see the reel, yeah.
It's in good condition. It doesn't look as though it's been restored.
That's where the rod would obviously slot in there.
And you would screw on either side to hold it on.
The Bakelite would put it in the '30s.
-It's the sort of thing you'd get on door handles.
So though it's not one of my specialities, it does have a charm.
I think if we could knock him down £10, get it for 25, that would be...
-Is there a possibility of getting that for 25?
-Yeah, I'll try. >
-Shall we have a look at the gavel while we're here?
I thought with the little stand, obviously it's a...
-That's nice when you see it.
-It is nice with the ivory.
-That's inlaid, yeah.
-It's nice wood, nicely made.
It is the sort of thing that's a niche.
If there was someone that had just been in auctioneering for 50 years or something,
-that's a little present to celebrate...
-A retirement gift.
-Or a special birthday.
-It'd be lovely.
-It's quite in keeping with the programme as well.
It was £65. It's been reduced to 45.
-I think that sounds fairly reasonable.
-Nigel likes a bargain.
-If we can get a little bit more off it...
-Anything will be helpful.
But I think £45 doesn't sound a murderous amount for it.
-Let's see what we can get.
-I think it's nice. Shall we have a go?
Let's see if we can get it down a bit, but I think it could be an interesting buy.
At this rate, the Blues could finish their shopping before the hour is up.
The Reds are so engrossed with their shopping, they've forgotten that Paul's there!
-Right then, guys...
-That's quite nice.
-Here's the news.
-Here's the news.
-Is it good news or bad news?
-Well, it's there or thereabouts.
At the moment, and I think I'm almost as low as I'll get the price, it's down to £25.
-Look, if it makes 20, you've no' lost a great deal.
-Aye, that's true.
-If it makes 35, great stuff.
-You're a tenner up.
It ain't gonna transform your fortunes one way or another,
-but I've really pulled out the stops.
-It's in with a chance.
I reckon if I go back... Going back, you always get another pound or two and I'm always keen to take that.
-If I can maybe make that 22, 23, do we do it?
-You're up for that?
-OK, leave it with me.
-22 sounds good to me.
-It's a deal.
And Paul managed to get the price down to £22.
With the Reds' second purchase in the bag, the Blues need to get prices on the reel and gavel.
-I found out the prices.
-Good news or bad news?
-Very good news. He can do the fishing reel for 20.
-Yeah. And the gavel for 40.
That's great. What do you think? Shall we...?
I like them both. Let's just have a wee look round some of the other things.
-You don't want to...?
-Can you hold them both for us? Yeah, sure, no worries.
-Are you OK with that, Beverley?
-Yeah. Thank you.
'Another tactical move, this time from the Blues.
'Now I'll check to see if things are going to plan for the Reds.'
-How are you getting on?
-We're doing not too bad.
-We've got a couple of things.
-Two definites. One more thing to find.
-How much time have you got?
-We've still got half an hour.
-Feeling quite confident?
-Hopefully. How have they been for you, Paul?
-Great. Good eye. Good eye.
Phil, in particular. Dark horse, that one.
OK, the dark horse, eh?
-Good luck, guys.
-Thanks, Tim. Bye.
'You certainly wouldn't take Phil for a ride.
'Halfway through and the teams seem in pretty good shape.'
If the teams want to boost their profits, they've got the bonus buy.
That's the bit where the expert takes any leftover lolly and buys a mystery item,
which is revealed to the teams at the auction,
and if they choose to go with it and it makes a profit, they get to keep the profit.
If they go with it and it makes a loss, they keep the loss too.
The teams still have a bit of time left and they're determined to keep sniffing out those bargains.
We need something really sexy, don't we?
I always feel I miss out.
What do you think about this?
I quite like that.
-What do you think?
I think it's desperately out of fashion.
Is it? I think it's lovely as well.
Maybe that's me. I'm out of fashion!
That's £120. "French mantel clock, circa 1880."
Paul was in search of something sexy and this little number seems to be giving Betty a thrill.
-That looks great.
And it has a lovely feel to it.
-Is that rosewood?
-Yes. Our dark veining tells us that.
Silver-plated mounts crying out quality.
-What do you think it is?
We'll get to that. What do you think it's for?
I don't know, but I think my earrings would go in it.
In my opinion, this could be a humidor perhaps for cigars or smoking paraphernalia.
-But label that up as a cigar cabinet and watch the buyers run to the horizon.
-They don't want to know.
-Label it up as a jewellery box, ta-da!
-That is £198 and I think...
-Which is expensive, but...
Expensive for us bargain-hunters.
My estimate at auction, that's worth £100 to £150.
-I'll keep looking.
-It's quite heavy, isn't it?
-Feel the quality.
-I'll go and find out what I can get at the best price.
-I'll do my best.
The hour's nearly up. Have they found anything to make big bucks?
And has Betty charmed some money off that jewellery box?
Well, boys, not a great deal of luck there.
-It's too much.
-It's still too dear.
-Still too much.
-You're not gonna try...?
-I don't know. We'll maybe have another try.
Or send the big guns in. We'll send Paul in!
-178's too much.
-Far too much.
-You couldn't make anything on that, could you?
-With minutes left, our teams need to make some crucial decisions.
-Right then, folks, three minutes.
We've still not made up our minds on the reel or the gavel.
-Snaffle that boatswain's pipe.
-I'm keen on the gavel.
-I'm quite taken with that.
-Three minutes, let's go.
-Let's go and tell them that we'll have the reel and the gavel and we'll have a good go at it.
Phew! Thank goodness for that!
-Are we going for it?
-I think it's smashing.
-I'll go and say yes then.
-See you in a mo.
Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.
Betty thought it was dangerous,
but they plumped for the silver-plated chamberstick.
Phil was taken with the Belleek porcelain jug.
And it took them back to where they started -
the silver Royal Navy whistle called a boatswain's pipe.
-So, you two, you struggled to find something valuable.
-And completely failed by only spending £60.
-Yeah, I know.
Anyway, £60 only spent.
How can you go out shopping for an hour and only spend 60 quid?
It's not strategic, I hasten to add.
Off you go. Good luck. Let's remind ourselves what the Blues bought.
They were keen to get a coffee set
and the Wedgwood Moselle bone china one was the winner.
Nigel was hooked on the fishing reel with brass and Bakelite fittings.
And it would set any auctioneer's heart alight -
the ebony and ivory gavel.
-Bev, which is your favourite piece?
-My favourite piece is the gavel.
-What about you, Nige?
-The fishing reel is your favourite.
You spent £120 which is not so much money.
You're gonna give me 180 of leftover lolly
for Keith to go off and find something brilliant that's gonna churn out tons of profit.
-I hope so.
-See you later.
I'm off to explore the amazing city of Glasgow.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Glasgow underwent a cultural renaissance
and in 1990 was named European City of Culture.
This shouldn't have come as a big surprise
as Scotland has long been known for producing adventurous artists and designers.
For over 100 years, the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery has stood here
as a showcase for art and culture
and the products of all that Scottish talent.
25 of these talented individuals came together in the 1880s
with the sole aim of transforming Scottish art.
Known as the Glasgow Boys,
this group of young men were rebelling against sentimental Victorian art like this
and attempting to capture the character and characters of Scotland
in a more fresh and realistic way.
And there's surely no more outdoor scene than this.
Painted at Cockburnspath, Berwickshire,
it shows the artist hard at work,
doing his painting underneath the umbrella.
This is James Guthrie who painted this picture in 1883.
He would have had to cart his canvas and the paints and all his equipment to this particular spot
and you can see his satchel here in the foreground.
He would have painted this very quickly.
He only had that day perhaps out with the sun in this particular way
and you can see these incredibly immediate, vibrant, broad brushstrokes,
literally scraped through the impasto paint.
In the harsher winter months, the Glasgow Boys would meet up in each other's studios
to discuss their progress.
All their experiences influenced each other
and the group's focus shifted and evolved to other subjects and styles.
In this painting, we've moved right away from the bright and breezy, fresh countryside
into an urban environment.
It was painted by Sir John Lavery in 1888 at the time of the Glasgow Exhibition
which was an extraordinary event for Glasgow.
These structures were temporary. They were built here at Kelvingrove.
And Lavery took it upon himself to paint a whole series of scenes relating to the Exhibition,
50 in total.
What we've got here is a large middle-class audience.
Each of the people in this picture could potentially be a purchaser of a Lavery painting
of that moment in their exhibition.
In short, Lavery was becoming much more commercial.
Nothing the matter with that because he's not betraying his principles.
He's still painting out of doors, he's painting in a free and imprecise way.
What I love about this picture is the way the illuminations are just coming on at dusk
with these blobs of pink paint that are arranged over the surface
as if they're Chinese lanterns.
In the late 1880s, the Glasgow Boys started moving away
from their much-loved, realistic scenes of everyday life
and into more symbolic subjects.
By 1890, the Glasgow Boys had reached the pinnacle
of their creativity and inventiveness as a group.
And that's evidenced in this picture
which is entitled The Druids Bringing In The Mistletoe.
It was painted by two Glasgow Boys in tandem,
one Henry and one Hornel.
And what they've created here is a homage to their Celtic roots,
their interest in archaeology and all things Scottish.
And by this period, the Glasgow Boys are particularly interested in patterns.
Separate out from the picture the shape of each of the leaves relating to the mistletoe
and they form perfect crescents.
Look at the individual segments of these elaborate costumes
and they're stuffed with patterns throughout.
This painting created the international reputation of the Glasgow Boys.
It was a sensation when exhibited in Munich in 1890
and indeed some people would say
that this picture would fit most exactly in a Secessionist Schloss.
The big question is,
are our teams today going to get well and truly "sloshed" over at the auction?
We've come in from Garrion Bridge to the centre of Glasgow to Great Western Auctions
-to be with our great auctioneer, Anita Manning.
-Lovely to have you here, Tim.
Very nice to be here. We've got Phil and Betty with Paul Laidlaw.
Their first item is a little chamber candlestick.
-I suppose "chamber candlestick" because you put your wee candle in there and take it up to bed.
But its association, I think, with Napoleon is essentially a tourist market thing, don't you?
Yes, I think it's been made as a souvenir for the tourist market in the 20th century,
late, mid-20th century.
Yes, so they paid £18.
-Do you think you can turn them a profit on that?
-I think so.
Anything Napoleon-related is popular, especially with men.
-I've estimated 20 to 30.
-OK, brilliant. That's lovely.
The Belleek porcelain jug looks just as if it may have come from Fermanagh in 1880.
-But when was this one made?
-Probably late '50s, early '60s.
-It's not an early one.
-So how much then, do you think?
As it's not an early one, I haven't estimated it high, but it should do between £20 and £30.
Great. They paid £22 which is not a lot of money. We've got two potential winners so far.
Before we blow the whistle on this, what do you think about the boatswain's whistle?
I think they're wonderful. My old dad was in the Royal Navy, so I have a leaning towards there.
-What do you think it might bring?
-I've estimated 20 to 30.
-£20 is all they paid.
-I may have been a wee bit conservative there.
So maybe we can watch out for some sparks there.
-On your estimates versus what the team paid, they seem to be on a winning street here.
But just in case, we'll have a look at their bonus buy. Here it comes.
So, Phil and Betty, you gave Paul a massive £240. What did you spend it on?
-Well, have a look at that.
-What is it?
Let me tell you. That is a Georgian silver dish stand.
-Very simple and elegant, but I'll tell you what lifts it for me.
It's this lovely little plaque here bearing an armorial crest.
-That was the crest of a fine family, their own disc.
-Good piece. About 200 years ago.
That would've really put the icing on this cake
and that's where your speculator today will hope perhaps to enhance the value of this
when they give us a tidy profit.
The big question is, how much?
I paid £58 for that.
-A 200-year-old piece of silver.
I'll stick my neck out here. On a good day, I think that could make £80 to £120.
It's unusual. It's very interesting and I like the coat of arms.
That really makes it a bit special.
That's the thing I like about it, the coat of arms.
Everybody seems to like it. You don't have to choose right now.
But for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about it.
Anita, what do you make of that fellow?
Well, it's a wonderful antique item.
Early 19th century.
The twist or rope work is beautifully done.
Lovely, Anita. How much?
50 to 70.
£50 to £70? Laidlaw paid £58.
-So your cunning compatriot...
-Maybe I was a wee bit mean.
Oh, surely not, Anita!
That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues. We're gonna start off with the coffee set which is complete.
When do you think it was made, Anita?
Probably 1970s. The Moselle pattern, um, 1970s...
It would have been the height of style at that time.
-And today, what are you likely to get at auction?
-The estimate on this, £50 to £70.
-That's, as they say, "nae so bad" because £60 was paid.
-So they stand a chance of making a profit.
Next is this large reel.
Now, this looks like a bit of a rough old dude to me.
-Doesn't it you?
-Fishermen love anything to do with the equipment that they use.
-This would obviously have been used to catch very big fish.
And that's about as much as I can say about it!
-What's your estimate?
-25 to 40.
-They'll be delighted.
They only paid £20 for it which is very good.
Now, the auctioneer's gavel. This is a pretty heavyweight gavel, isn't it?
-Does it suit you?
-Uh-huh. I quite like the gavel.
-Good. How much?
-50 to 70.
-Oh, well, that's not too bad.
-There we go.
Depending on the fishermen, the junior league auctioneers
-and the young punters of Glasgow, we've got some interest here.
They may need their bonus buy, so let's look at it.
So, team, you spent £120. You gave Keith £180. Let's see what he spent it on.
All is revealed.
Obviously, it's a box.
The decoration is embossed pewter sheets,
so date-wise, about 1900.
-I suppose it's sort of a cross between Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau in design.
I thought it would appeal to a Glasgow audience. What do you think?
-Sounds good. What's it like inside?
-What would it be used for?
-Whatever you like.
Trinkets of sorts. It's not lined like a jewellery box, but you could keep whatever you like in it.
-I'm pleasantly surprised.
-It cost £78 which I don't think is bad.
-It's nicely done. I like it, yeah.
-I like it.
Well done, Keith. You don't choose right now, you choose later,
but for the audience at home, let's find out what Anita thinks about it.
So, Anita, this should be meat and drink to you.
Glasgow School of Art held classes for metalwork in the 1930s and 1940s,
so we see a lot of this type of thing and the Glasgow people like it, they enjoy it.
-How much do you think it will bring?
-I estimated 60 to 90.
-OK, £78 he paid, so slightly edgy, isn't it?
-I'll have to give it a push.
-You'll have to give it a push. No better at doing that than you!
-Now, Phil and Betty, how are you feeling?
-A bit nervous.
-You were very cocky in the shopping.
-Well, not so cocky now!
First up is the candlestick.
Lot 94, ladies and gentlemen, a charming little object.
It's a silver-plated chamberstick.
Can we say £50?
50? 40? Start me at 20 for the Napoleon chamberstick?
20 bid. With the lady at 20.
Any advance...? 30.
40. I'll catch you in a wee minute. 40. The lady at 40.
The lady at £40.
Any advance on 40?
-Any advance on 40 on Napoleon's chamberstick?
Any advance on £40? All done at £40? £40...
-£40 is plus £22. That is brilliant.
-What a great start!
-All down to you.
-Here comes the Belleek.
Ireland's finest porcelain, ladies and gentlemen.
Belleek, always a delight to handle.
Here we have the three-strand basketweave jug,
decorated with shamrocks, and this wonderful bark handle.
£50 for the Belleek?
50? 40? Start me at £20?
20 bid. 20 bid.
Any advance on 20?
30. Catch you in a minute. 40. 40 with the lady.
With you, madam, at £40. Any advance on 40?
50. Fresh bidder at £50.
We're doing well.
Any advance on 50? 55. I'll take 5. 55.
£60. With the lady at £60. Any advance on £60?
All done at £60. £60...
-£60? That is unbelievable, isn't it?
That's another £38.
Lot 96 is the boatswain's whistle.
Again a charming object and again in perfect working condition,
ladies and gentlemen.
It has the Royal Navy insignia
and it is marked for silver.
Can we say £80 for the boatswain's whistle?
£80? 80? 60? Start me at 20 for the silver...
20 bid. 20 bid.
30. 40. 50.
£50. With you, sir, at 50 for the boatswain's whistle.
£50. Any advance on £50? All done at £50?
That's another £30. I don't believe this!
That's £30, £68, £88...
That is £90. You are £90 up.
Are you gonna twist or stick?
-What do you think? Go?
-You want to go?
-Yeah, we'll go for it.
-You don't have to go.
-No, we have confidence in Paul.
-Paul's stood us in good stead so far.
-Are you sure?
-We'll go with the bonus buy.
-No' quite sure, but we're going with Paul.
Lot 100, ladies and gentlemen,
is this superb Georgian, silver dish stand.
-Can we say £200?
-That would be nice!
Can we say £50? 50?
30. 30 bid. 40.
50. 60? £60?
60 for the Georgian stand?
60. Any advance on 60?
-It's a profit.
-Any advance on £60? All done at £60. £60...
A profit is a profit. There's nothing the matter with that.
-It's exciting, isn't it?
Plus £2 on that which is nothing to be sniffed at.
-You are plus £92 overall.
-That's a good day.
You have made a profit between the three of you on every single item. I think that's phenomenal.
-So, Nige, Bev, how are you feeling?
-Have you been talking to the Reds?
-Not at all.
-So you have no idea how they've got on?
First up is the coffee service and here it comes.
And it is Wedgwood.
Can we say £150?
150 for the Moselle Wedgwood? 150?
100? Start me at £50?
Start me at £50?
Start me at 50? 30 then? 30 bid. Any advance on 30?
Any advance on 30? 40.
60 on the phone. 70.
-Good, good, good.
-Look out, girl! You're in profit.
-Any advance on 70 for the Wedgwood Moselle?
-Don't bid yourself!
-Any advance on £70?
-We want more than 70.
-£70 - 4555.
-£70 is what you've got, girl.
That's a genuine bid for £70. You've made £10 profit. Perfect.
-It's on the right side of it.
-The fishing tackle, here we go.
Every home should have one.
It's a large, mahogany, deep-sea fishing reel
with brass and Bakelite fittings.
And it's circa 1930s.
-A "reel" bargain, yeah.
-Reel them in, reel them in.
And there's a fisherman nodding his head there.
Can we say £50? £50 for the fishing reel? £50?
-It's a steal.
-Start me at £20?
Start me at £20? £10 then?
10 bid. Any advance on 10?
15. Any advance on 15?
-Any advance on £20?
-You're in profit.
-You're getting a bargain.
Any advance on 25? 25...
-£25, that's plus £5. No shame in that. Now the gavel.
We have this turned ebony and ivory auctioneer's gavel
on an ivory string inlaid rosewood base.
Nice gavel, ladies and gentlemen.
Nice Victorian gavel.
Can we say £100? £100 for the gavel? 100?
Start me at £60? Start me at 60?
40...? 50. 50 bid. 50 bid. 60.
110. With you, sir, at 110.
Any advance on 110? All done...
Fresh bidder at £120. No?
With you, sir, at 120. Any advance on 120? All done at 120?
-£120, you're plus £80 on that,
-which is nothing short of miraculous.
-It is. Wow!
So, £95, you're up £95.
-Are we gonna go with the bonus buy?
-Here it comes. Just in time!
Lot 122 is this Glasgow style,
Art Nouveau, beaten covered box.
It's a risky job, isn't it? This is a risky moment. Dear, oh, dear.
With the cabochon glass beads.
A nice piece of Glasgow Art Nouveau, ladies and gentlemen.
100? Start me at £50?
-Start me at 50? 50 bid.
Any advance on 50?
-I'd like to have 60!
-£80. With you, sir, at £80.
-You're in profit.
-Do we have somebody at 90?
-Any advance on £80?
All done at £80...
-Well done, Keith. £80 is a couple of pounds' profit.
-I thought it would've gone for a bit more.
-A profit in the bag.
You are plus £97.
-This gets really exciting now, so we don't want you saying anything to those Reds.
-My lips are sealed.
-Mum is the word.
What a fantastically successful day we have had today!
-This is unbelievable. You've been chatting?
So nobody knows exactly where the scorecard lies. Yes?
-But the audience know that there has been phenomenal profit-making today by both teams.
And if they've done the maths, they'll know that there is only a £5 note
between the phenomenal profits that our teams have made today
which on Bargain Hunt is a rare event.
And sadly, the runners-up, because we don't have losers today, happen to be the Reds.
You are runners-up by making just £92-worth of profits.
-That'll do nicely.
-How do you feel about the £92 coming over, darling?
Great. I'll have the 90, Phil'll have the 2.
We can see who wears the trousers in your household.
Anyway, congratulations. You've done enormously well.
-But not quite well enough when it comes to the Blues.
£97 the Blues have achieved.
-There it comes, Nige.
-I'm getting it? Thank you.
What you do with it later...
-The Good Lord gives with one hand and no doubt Beverley will take with the other!
-I'll have them as well.
-And there's £1 left over.
-You can have that, darling.
-Have you had a good time?
-We've loved having you on the show.
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?
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Presenter Tim Wonnacott heads north to Garrion Bridges in Glasgow, where experts Paul Laidlaw and Keith Baker are set loose with their teams. Tim ventures into the city to take a look at some art by the Glasgow Boys.