Antiques challenge. Experts David Harper and Mark Stacey are on hand to dish out advice to the teams as they go bargain-hunting in Newark. Will their bonus buys win through?
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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!
Please welcome, to Bargain Hunt, the right honourable, Mr Tim Wonnacott!
Oh, yes, I could get used to having town criers on the programme! You got anything else to say?
Let's go bargain hunting!
I just wonder whether he and his brother are going to be equally good at making profits?!
HE PLAYS TRUMPET
This is the International Antiques and Collectibles Fair at Newark,
Europe's largest antique event with nearly 4,000 stalls on offer.
You know something? Our contestants need to know their onions!
Choosing three antiques in one hour with £300 on this chilly, snowy day,
is all that stands in the way of our teams hopefully making a profit at auction.
And if they make any extra lolly, they get to keep it. Easy, eh?
Well, I can assure you, it's not that easy here, so let's meet today's challengers.
And here they are! Two teams of brothers and sisters.
For the Reds, we've got Simon and Phillip, welcome.
-And for the Blues, we've got sisters Joanna and Sarah.
Very, very nice to see you. Simon, have you always been a town crier?
No, I haven't.
-I was appointed in August of last year.
-Oh, you're a novice.
Very new to the trade.
-Is it good fun?
-I find it good fun, yes, shouting for a hobby is a nice way of spending your time.
-But you were in the services before?
-Yes, I was in the Royal Air Force.
And during my time in the Royal Air Force, I was a drill instructor.
You were barking at people every day of the week doing that.
Yes, I used to get paid to shout then, now I just do it for fun.
Phil, we saw you blowing your trumpet, so you're obviously musical.
-Tell us about that.
-Yes, a little bit musical.
I play soprano cornet for a band at Birchington.
The band itself got asked to take part in a film called Exodus.
It's a low-budget film that was filmed in Margate and one or two other places.
We did that, I was there all day and for that famous bit, it was two or three seconds of the film.
What sort of things will you buy today?
-I fancy buying some silver.
-Any old silver?
-No, something that's going to make us a few quid.
-Ah, that's the right attitude.
Anyway, good luck, boys. Now, for the sisters.
Have you got a lot in common, you two?
We're both teachers. Sarah works at Haven High in Boston, and I work at Skegness Junior School.
Both absolutely adore shopping.
-And spending money.
-Surprise, surprise. But you do share collections.
We have a collection of bangles and bracelets, which we share.
We've worked out we've got about 160 between us and it's really good.
Was sort of thing will you be looking out for today?
I really fancy something sparkly, something girly, girly.
-Something to go with the bangle collection?
-Or something to but the bangles in.
Yes. Of course, you can't keep what you buy.
-A huge profit, that's what we're after.
-That's what we want.
They're going to be good, these sisters. We're going to have a great programme today.
Now, £300 there's your money moment, £300 apiece.
You know the rules, the experts await, and off you go!
And very good luck! So, that's the teams, let's roll out the experts!
Both teams will be spending their £300 with the support of an expert.
For the Reds, the decadent David Harper.
And for the Blues, the mischievous Mark Stacey.
-Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Oh, no!
-Do you think we'll ever make the Antiques Roadshow?
So, away they go. Three objects to find in just one hour.
And if you spot anything, do say so, don't hold back.
Just say, what's that, Mark?
What about this one?
Crikey, 30 seconds in, and they've made a find. Let's take another look.
Don't hold back. Just say, what's that, Mark?
What about this one?
-Which? Now why do you like that?
-The colour, first of all.
-The colour is lovely.
-Yes. And then I like just the way it swirls around. Just feel it.
-That sort of rippling.
-There doesn't appear to be any signature on that.
It looks very much like a factory called Webb.
Do you like it?
-I do like it, actually. Yes, I do.
-Would you have it at home yourself?
I would, yes. It could be quite nice as a centrepiece for the middle of the table.
-That's a good sign - somebody else might like it.
-It looks quite modern.
In terms of the date, it's anywhere between 1920 and 1950, I guess.
Probably nearer the 1920s because it's quite a nice sort of wear on there.
You can imagine what that flat base, when you keep putting it down and picking it up, it would scratch,
you'd expect to see that on there. I think it depends on the price, really.
-It's marked up at 65. We'd need to get it down a bit.
Is it something you want to ask the dealer about?
-Yes, we can do.
-I think he's over there.
Why don't you smile sweetly, and you need to think about half that price.
-If you can.
I'll leave it up to you, because your two pretty faces might swing yet.
-Good luck. See you in a minute.
So, as the Blues sort out a deal, let's see if the Reds are as fast as fast out of the traps.
What kind of things are we looking for?
-What sort of stuff do you like?
-Something with the military link.
-OK. Same for you, Phil?
Or some nice, cheap pots.
-Next one. Next one.
-Let's move on.
-Something is going to jump out.
-Oh, no, put it down.
-You don't like anything!
Come on, lads, no time for dawdling, seeing as the Blues aren't hanging around.
Another £5 and that's...but that's a good price for one of those.
-So what we're saying is...
-How are we doing, girls?
-The gentleman has been very kind.
45?! Do you like it?
-Well, that's the main thing. Shall we go for it?
-One down, two to go, and with only ten minutes gone,
they could be done in only half-an-hour.
-That looks like Poole.
I'm quite liking that.
-I don't like it.
Yeah, what is it?
-What do you use it for?
-Well, it's potpourri.
-It's a piece of art, isn't it, really?
-How much is it?
-At the moment, it's 65.
-You're clever. You said Poole before you turned it upside down.
Oh, yes, I've seen it on programmes before.
I think he's the secret expert.
I don't think he's an expert!
Don't forget, I'm his brother!
The only thing I'd question, see that little ding there,
-I reckon something has gone off in the kiln there.
-You think it could be a second?
-I think so, yeah.
-I don't think so, personally.
Datewise, come on, you're the Poole expert.
-I'd put that probably late '60s to early-'70s.
-He's very good, isn't he?
-He's a Poole dealer.
-Is that a good guess?
-Yes, you're bang on.
But it's trendy now. 65, shall we get a price on it?
Let's get a price.
Price on this, 65?
50's going to be the best on that one.
Oh. Any chance of about 30?
No, sorry, I can't, I paid more than that for it. I'll do another five.
-Shall we try and meet halfway?
-Yet, I think so.
-Meet us halfway at 40 and we'll have it.
-Go on then. I'll do it for 40.
-Yes! Good girl! Well done. 40.
OK, first purchase, well done.
So, the brothers strike back. Over to the blues.
It's good to see they've not finished shopping already.
-That's quite funky, isn't it?
-Oh, that is.
Is there any age to it, do you think?
I'm not sure. It looks sort of bohemian.
You seem to be going for the glass odd-shaped things.
But look at those little glasses.
-Do you do sambuca shots at home?
-Are you sure?
-I'm not convinced! I'm not convinced!
-She'd only need one!
-It's supposed to be 1920s.
It's probably Czechoslovakian.
Can you imagine, you've got your friends around, and if you got those out, it would be weird and unusual.
-Especially if you've had a drink.
-You want to ask the lady?
-We can do.
Take that with you. That has the price on it.
Then report back to me, that we'll have confab.
-Good luck, ladies.
These sisters clearly shop together all the time.
-Can the same they said for the Reds.
-What kind of things do you fancy, Phil? What stuff catches your eye?
I'd like to try and get some silver.
OK. Solid silver?
Let's hope there's plenty around. Now, how are the girls getting on with the glass decanter?
Well, I think it's quite fun.
-Are you happy with that?
-We think it's really unusual.
-It's £20 off, isn't it?
-Yes, and it's very kind of the lady.
-It's got glasses as well.
-We saw them, yes.
-We got the six-shot glasses?
Yes. We've got to find some friends.
-Absolutely! So, are we gonna have it?
-55. Well done, girls. Thank you.
Phil. Come and have a look at this.
-Have a look at that. That's heavy, isn't it? It's bronze.
-How old would that be?
I think probably early 20th century, maybe late 19th, early 20th, but the Germans and the Austrians
are really well known for making small little bronzes of animals.
And very often, they paint them, so you call it cold painted.
Because it's cast, it then goes cold and then they paint it.
-And the cold paint rubs off in time.
-It's quite good detail.
-I like him. It's got a nice face.
-Are they collectible?
-Very, very collectible.
-What's the best on that?
-It has to be 45.
45? A little piece a bronze.
It's not a million miles away.
Is there any way you could go to a figure with a three on the front of it?
-What about 40.
-I'd do it for 40.
-OK. That would be it.
-What do you reckon?
-Yeah. The chap is being fair.
What sort of profit do you think we could make with that then?
I think it might do quite well. It might do 60, it might do 80.
-It could! There's every chance of a profit. If there's a loss, it won't be great.
It's a going to be a huge? We're not going to bomb out. We can't. Or can we?
Well, yeah. We hope not.
You never know.
And with 30 minutes already gone, it's time to make that last item count.
I think we should try and find something maybe in silver or pottery.
-We've got quite a few quid to play with, now.
-We could be brave, can't we?
And if it's a fair, good quality piece, hopefully, like you've said,
-it shouldn't bomb out, as such, but you never know.
-Never quote me.
It's not so often that we go bargain-hunting in the thick snow.
But it shouldn't deter you, because there are intriguing things to find in these fairs.
For example, this object.
What we've got is a sheet of wood, probably beech wood,
that has been entirely decorated with red hot needles.
Hot needles have been applied to the wood, which has scorched the surface
and what you're left with is this image.
This stuff is called pyrography.
And it was a popular decorative arts form around about 1900,
taught in evening classes and art schools, and all sorts of people
lavished incredible amounts of care and attention to pieces like this.
Just look at the detail that has been achieved here.
Can you imagine starting off with a blank piece of wood
and simply by heating up these needles, creating a whole image.
What I love about this object is if I turn it around, you can see the back panel
and it's got some paper labels. The top one says, "Mrs W Greenall."
She's the person who probably created this picture
and she was so proud of it, she had her label stuck on the back, and it's been signed with a little rebus here.
Now, pyrography isn't a popular collectible today.
I know of no pyrographic collectors, and that's probably why this thing could be bought today, here,
in the snow, for £80, which is incredibly cheap.
In fact, I think Mrs Greenall would turn in her grave.
So far, the Blues have found things easy.
They've spent £100 leaving them £200 for their final item.
For the Reds, however, Simon has been calling all the shots and they've got £220 left, and with 20 minutes to go,
there's time for Phil to blow his own trumpets and bag that last piece.
-Can we get a bit of silver?
-Yes, let's get some.
Come on, how often do we have £200?!
To spend. Not very often.
These two are loving this, but they
must remember, it's a competition, so buy something soon, ladies.
-Shall we give the other hall a try?
-Yes, let's give it a go.
As the Blues go turbocharged for their last item,
has Phil found what he's been looking for?
Needs a clean but it's solid silver There's a bit of weight in that.
-Solid silver, made and stamped in London by Barraclough And Sons in Leeds.
That may be used in the house to collect someone's business card.
You come to the door, you put your business card in there, take it to the master, that kind of thing.
Um... What is the absolute death on that?
-90. It could be 90.
Not the best.
Shall we go and find your brother?
He is here now.
-Have a look at this.
-And as if by magic, he appears.
Exactly, tell me what you think about that?
-Good weight, bit scratched and scuffed.
Well, that's silver, it's soft but it can polish nicely.
-It has a bit of oomph.
-That you were looking for.
And it's solid silver? Is your heart set on it yet?
Because I think I have found the piece.
Right, well, show us.
I do like that because it is a big lump,
it is practical, it can be used for anything in the home, you know, dinner table, After Eight mints.
Food, he's trying to get you with food.
-He is posh, isn't he?
-I do like it.
We're running out of time. Can we just leave that there for now?
We might be back in a moment.
Poor old Phil.
He thought he had found something.
It is a good job our sisters are not having as many disagreements.
-Sorry, what is it?
-It is a little brooch.
-You have found us some jewellery!
Yes, it is a little wishbone for good luck and then you have a little enamelled exotic bird on it,
-which is beautifully enamelled.
-I wonder what the bird represented or whether or not it was just...
Well, birds are good luck if they're pretty enough, I suppose.
And it is Birmingham, 1919. Do you like it?
It is lovely, it really is.
You think of the happiness that maybe it brought somebody.
It is still on the time period that we like.
Yes, you like the Art Deco.
-This is ticking all the right boxes.
-I think we could try and get down a little bit.
We have to try and make a profit at auction.
-That would be lovely gift for somebody because of the good-luck symbol attached to it.
I do. You could buy a modern brooch off the shelf but this is quite unusual and it has the age to it.
Brooches are becoming quite popular at the moment as well.
You have sold it to me. Shall I have a word with the dealer?
-I think it is your turn to do it.
-Yes. Yes. Yes.
I'll see you in a minute.
Five minutes to go and the Blues are nearly over the line. But the Reds are making us sweat.
-Come over here and look at this.
Feel the weight.
-It's very light.
-I must admit compared with the salver, and...
-The other thing might be worth a lot for scrap value.
It is solid silver.
The marks are good.
Do you want to try it?
Let's go and try it.
Surely Philip has done enough to sell them his silver plate by now?
Girls, this nice gentleman has met me halfway.
I wanted it for 50, he offered 60.
He suggested 55.
Oh, what is the original price again?
-So £14 off.
What do you think, Mark? What do you think? Auction day...
It is nice quality and it is an unusual item. I cannot guarantee it
would make a profit but it might fly if the two people are there.
We are depending on somebody really loving it.
-We love it, don't we?
-It is a good luck brooch so it might bring us luck on the day.
-Let us hope so.
-Shall we go for it?
-Well done, we will take it.
Thank you very much.
Job's done, Blues. Come on, Phil, put your foot down and seal this deal.
I like it. It is what I had been after.
-It is silver, it is marked, I am happy.
-Well, make a decision.
-I am happy with it.
-Are you pulling the big brother card now?
-I am pulling the big brother card here.
-The big little brother?
Yes, my little bigger brother, yeah.
-Our friend here has given us his final price.
-85, was it?
£90. I am happy.
-I'm afraid it is. He'll stand there all day.
-You are not going to budge on that, are you?
No, I can't, that is the thing.
I am happy with that. You're being fair.
Go on. If we can give it a little clean...
Thank God for that.
Well done, you two.
At last, that's the Reds finished, which means both teams are done but
what will happen to the money that they haven't spent?
David and Mark still have to pick up a mystery bonus buy.
This surprise piece will be revealed to our teams later in the auction
and they will be faced with a tricky decision.
The teams have the chance to gamble.
If they think the bonus buy will make a profit, they let me know and it is in the auction.
The gamble is, if it makes a loss, it is lose, lose, lose.
If it makes a profit, it is win, win, win.
Here is a reminder of what the Reds bought.
-I think we have done very well.
-I wouldn't employ us, would you?
I certainly would.
-We make a good team. Yeah.
-You have convinced us!
The Reds' first buy was the '60s or '70s orange Poole vase.
Next in was the bronze dog.
David loved it and the guys agreed.
Slight disagreement over Phil's silver,
but in the end, they did bag the salver.
-It is a bit plain.
So, Simon, a bit of pressure there from the brother.
Yes, a little pressure towards the end.
-Yes, well you were misbehaving. He is determined, aren't you Phil?
Certainly are. You spent £170. £130 of leftover lolly, please.
Thank you very much. There you go, 130. Thank you very much.
Do you have any sympathy for me, spending time with these two?
None. I should think it was great fun.
They could not agree on anything, but we eventually got them sorted.
Got any ideas as to what you're going to buy?
I do. Two ex-military men. We were looking ,boys, for something with military leanings.
I think I have found it. I have seen it but I do not know if it is still there, so...
You better march off. Good luck.
Let us remind ourselves what the Blues bought.
There was no messing about for these girls.
They found their first buy, a glass bowl, in under 30 seconds.
-I think the best item will be the decanter set because it is unusual.
-It is so different.
It certainly has got a look but will it be a glass act at the auction?
Finally, they got their piece of jewellery they were after
in the silver and enamel bird brooch, dated 1919.
Well, girls, you bought things so quickly it is as if you have been here before.
-You have not been here before, have you?
Was it good fun, that shopping?
-It was. Very exciting.
You spent £155.
£145 of leftover lolly, Mark.
-Gosh, that's a lot.
-That is quite a lot quite of responsibility.
I do not normally get to handle so much money.
No, that is two or three series worth of cash.
They were great, though, and they were very decisive so I have got to be decisive.
Did they agree on everything in the shopping?
-Well, it's just amazing. They must be welded from the hip.
-More like these, please.
What we want is a big profit from you on this bonus buy.
I'll give it my best shot.
Good man. Thank you very much. Now, for me, I am heading off somewhere really lovely.
Tucked away in its 1,000 acre Lincolnshire Park, Belton House
was built in 1685 and it passed down through succeeding generations of the Brownlow and Cust families,
each of whom have left their mark on the organisation and decor in the house.
In the last 30 years of the 19th century, Adelbert,
the third Earl Brownlow and his American wife, Adelaide,
spent a great deal of time and money restoring and maintaining the original character of the house.
Indeed, this great room once upon a time was the great dining room.
Then in the 1780s it was converted into the great drawing room and then Adelbert
came along and converted it into the great library.
He made a very tasteful job of kitting it out.
For example, this folio cabinet.
It was made about 1840, nice inset leather top.
Fiddle rail to hold a really big folio volume,
which you open on the top and to get it to the right angle of dangle,
so it was comfortable to read,
it is raised on ratchets like that so you can get it at precisely
the right position to be able to fold those incredibly heavy pages and basically control the volume.
Now, if you did not have large sheets of paper bound in a volume to put on a folio cabinet,
you would have a folio stand like this,
which was made for individual sheets, maps and prints and so forth.
To squash them up and get them in the right position,
they are on this ratchet base
which operates like that.
No well-dressed library would be without a pair of these jokers.
One celestial, containing a map of the stars, the other, terrestrial,
describing the countries of the world.
What is interesting about these globes is that it was possible
to update the globes by sending them back to the maker
so that other discoveries would be added and he would simply paste on another surface.
This globe is by a maker called Bardin
and it is dated 1799.
It is dedicated, on the trade mark, to Sir Joseph Banks
who, of course, travelled the globe
with Captain Cook and discovered and mapped the east coast of Australia.
By 1799, if we look at the southern coast of Australia on this globe,
it is completely blank.
The big question today is, of course,
are our teams going to draw a blank over at the auction?
Golding Young is the place for us in Grantham with our auctioneer, Colin Young.
-Colin, grand to see you.
-Nice to see you at our place again.
Good to be here. This orange colour scheme on this pot is familiar?
Yes, there is so much of it out there. A collector's item, it is.
A bit of Poole. That is what they want.
At least, that is what Simon and Phil wanted.
Have you any buyers in Grantham who'll go with this?
Absolutely, there are plenty of buyers out there, we sell a lot of it. £10-£30.
£40, they paid.
It is not very exciting, as far as delphis goes.
-What about this little dog?
-It is quite good fun, that.
It is Austro-German, bronze, about 1900 and
we'd put an estimate of £20 to £40, it is a fun item.
£40, they paid. A bit shy on that. Now, what about the salver?
Yes, good salver.
Edwardian example, Georgian styling.
-I quite like these ones with no feet. I think, technically, a card dropper.
-Yes, it is.
In the Edwardian hallway, visiting cards and all that nonsense.
Not having a glass of sherry on it, which would be on feet.
How much for that joker?
We would put an estimate of 60-90 on it.
OK, £90 paid. So, uniquely, according to estimates, this team are slightly shy in every respect.
-In which case, they are going to need that bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.
OK, boys, you spent £170, you gave David £130. Did he spend the lot?
I did not spend the lot but I bought something very manly.
Not very impressive, obviously.
Look at the inscription, I thought that might appeal to you boys.
Our Simon is going to love that.
Let us have a look! Oh! The Glasgow Highlanders, rapid firing. Dated 1910.
There you go, a bit of military stuff, you like a bit of military ware.
-Is this silver?
-It is solid silver. Stamped, hallmarked and feel the weight of it.
It is a bit chipped and battered, isn't it?
-Well, it is 100 years old.
-It is a quaich.
-It's a whatty?
-It's a quaich. It is a ceremonial Scottish drinking cup.
There you go. He's added a bit more value, hasn't he, Tim?
You certainly have. It is nice because it is Britannia standard.
So it is higher grade silver than the ordinary.
And it was hallmarked in Glasgow, so a bit of Scottish silver.
A Scottish drinking vessel, just the thing they would have had in the officer's mess.
You'd had your tot of whisky in this out of a quaich and shoved it down the cake hole. Brilliant.
After a good shooting match. What more do you want to do, really?
-Please tell me you paid £10 for it.
-I didn't. I paid double that.
-An absolute bargain.
-£20 is all you paid?
I'm impressed now.
It is unbelievable, isn't it? Anyway, you don't pick it now.
You might pick it later.
Right now, for the viewers at home, let's find out whether the auctioneer thinks it is a good pick.
A wee dram for you, Mr Young.
I'll take it.
-I mean, it's a kind of quaich shape, isn't it?
It is. That's the shape and form of it.
Struck with a sixpence to the base and full inscription on it.
For rapid firing.
It's going to need a bit of rapid selling, I think.
It is. Quite thick gauge.
Not a bad little... I never know whether it is quaich or quake.
Lovely. Good. Well, you can have a wee dram out of that.
We could be toasting you if you do well on this. What is your estimate?
We'd put an estimate of £25 to £40 on it.
David will be pleased, because he only paid £20 and
somehow, I think that's got interest on two or three counts, the military count, people like
a bit of Scottish-looking silver, so I think David has done well with that
That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Their first item is the amethyst bowl, which is certainly on the big side, isn't it?
It is. A sizable bowl. You'd get plenty of fruit in that one.
Date-wise, a very difficult thing to date.
Trying to be 1935, isn't it?
Yes. That's it.
It could be a fraction later than that.
But even if it is later it's still big and decorative
and at estimates of £30 to £50, it's not going to matter too much.
£45 they paid. That's not too bad.
The Art-Deco style liqueur set.
The best thing about this is the colour, in my view.
The colour isn't the thing that hits me, it's the shape.
-Oh, you like this bent-banana look?
It's a nice sort of scalene-pentagon design and I certainly haven't seen anything quite moulded in that way.
No, the big question is how old is it because it's '30s style...
But probably not.
It's the type of thing you could easily see being retailed
at a high quality outlet throughout the '60s and '70s.
I suppose on that basis it would have cost a fortune new.
What are we going to get for it now?
An estimate of £30 to £50.
£55 they paid.
They are a bit light on that.
The little brooch. A cute little brooch, isn't it?
-Very much so.
-Wishbone and birdie.
A good little combination.
Hopefully it will fly away and we're gonna be wishing for a profit.
I know. It's hallmarked.
-It dates from when?
-1919. George V piece.
So it's a period piece.
-What's your estimate?
-We think £20 to £30.
Lord, £55 they paid.
It is going to have to soar at that.
-It is. It seems heavy going at that sort of money.
They will need their bonus buy.
Let's have a look at it.
Girls, you're all right?
-We are fine, thank you.
-We're ready for the bonus buy.
You spent £155, you gave £145 to Mark, what did he spend it on?
I think this is really charming. It's an inkwell.
I think it has a regimental, Boer-War influence here.
You've got these African spears, the little cauldron which is what they would have used to cook on.
It has a lovely maker's name inside.
And this rather nice little Wedgwood Jasper plaque on the bottom and this gilt bronze.
I think it's absolutely wonderful. I have to tell you, girls, I spent the full £145 on it.
Oh, my goodness.
I thought, "Let's go for it."
The thing is with spending that much money is how much profit could we make on it?
I am not writing out a cheque, let's put it that way.
I suppose with being teachers the link with the ink well, I suppose.
This is what I was thinking.
Mark, you are a rotter, really.
You weren't thinking teachers at all.
Can I just have a little handle. It's got this retailer's mark.
Yes, which is a good sign.
It's always nice to have a name on something. It adds to it.
-Do we recognise the name at all?
-They look upmarket.
I think it's rather fun.
-Did you give us a date for it?
-I think we are looking at the late 19th century.
1890s, 1900, that sort of period.
-So, you fancy it, do you?
We will see. We'd best see how negative we are.
We must be positive. We are going to positive it will be positive.
If it does make a profit you won't give me 100 lines, will you?
Now you're talking.
On that happy note, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Mark's little pot.
Here we go, Colin, off to Africa.
Does that light your fire?
It would do if it had a fire at the bottom of it.
-It's great, isn't it?
-I'm not quite sure of the origins.
I have done a little bit of study on Zulu spears and they look nothing like that.
It could date from the Zulu wars though, couldn't it?
It could well be from that period.
That is where the influence is.
How passionate are the inkwell collectors going to be
for this sort of object because if you collect inkwells it's a strange one.
It is. We aren't going to be short of people putting their arm up.
It's going to be where will they stop.
Quite. Mark Stacey paid £145 for it.
He stuck his neck out here.
He could finish up being boiled in the pot himself.
Where is your estimate coming from?
Our estimate is a long way from that.
We've put an estimate on of £60 to £80. That sort of level.
But I would not be surprised if that made well over £100.
That's what it needs. We are in your hands.
-You're taking the auction.
-I am indeed.
160, 160... 170 anywhere?
How is it between the brothers today?
Are we all united and strong?
I think we are divided on one item.
-Which one's that?
-The silver salver.
It's not what he's been calling it in the greenroom.
What's the problem with that?
I quite like it and Simon doesn't.
-Well, you picked it.
-I still like it.
I think it's a perfectly-nice thing.
The first lot up is the Poole cowpat vase. Here it comes.
Lot number 220, then, is a Poole Delphis squat vase.
We have a whole series of bids on this.
And for that reason, we have to start the bidding at £12.
-What a build up!
-15, bid. At 15.
18 now shortly. 18 bid.
18, 20. 22, 25, 28, 30. 32. 35, 38.
No, at 35. They all peter out and we finish at 35.
£35, well, that is a lot better than predicted. Well done, Simon.
You are only minus £5 on that. Now for your dog.
Lot 221 is a miniature Austro-German brown patinated figure of a dog.
Who is going to start me at £50?
30 to go then, £30, anyone? 30?
-Oh, come on.
20. This is what I like to hear. 20, straight in on the net.
At 20, bid. Two, now are you going to join in, in the room? You are?
-22. Multiple bids.
-Here we go.
-He wants it.
-And 5, may I say?
22. We are on the internet at 22. 25 in the room. 28 bid, 30, 32, 35.
You'll double your money.
Third row has it. At 32.
All done at £32.
Ouch. £32, you're minus £8 on this. Not so good, so far.
No drinks yet, Simon.
Don't you get cocky because here comes your tray.
222 is an Edwardian silver card tray with stepped and inverted rim.
Who is going to start me at £50 for it? £30 bid. At 35.
40, at 40, bid 5. 45, 50, 5, 65, 70. At 70 bid.
Come on, come on.
-I'll take 2 as a last call.
-I told you it was rubbish.
All done and selling at £70.
See, I told you it was rubbish.
Minus £20 on that.
You are also minus £13.
Overall, you are minus £33.
What are you going to do about the bonus buy because minus 33 could be a winning score.
-I love it, I want to see this fly.
-You want to see this fly.
I think you've done us proud. It is a lovely piece.
Without a shadow of a doubt.
So you're going to go with the bonus buy.
I have to say, I do agree with you, now the decision is made.
I think it is a belter. Here it comes.
Lot number 226 is an Edwardian, Scottish silver trophy bowl
in the form of a quaich. At 22,
I'm going to bid in a minute.
At the back of the room. Is there a 4 anywhere else?
Going at £22.
Slightly more than wiping your face.
-I'm pretty smacked, I have to say.
Over all, you are minus £31 which is not so bad.
Call yourself an expert!
OK, girls. You looking forward to this confidently?
-Very nervous but looking forward to it.
You're going to have to put your best foot forward because here comes your bowl.
Lot 245 is an amethyst-glass pedestal bowl
of inverted-baluster form.
£20 bid, at 20 bid, 2.
5, do I see now?
Anywhere else? 25 bid.
28 bid, 30, no.
At 28 bid. 30 now shortly. At £28, bid, any more, now?
Surely we are going to hit bottom estimate, we are now. 30. At 32, 35.
40. No. Back of the room, going at £38.
Bad luck, girls. Minus 38...
-It's only minus £7. Here comes the next lot.
Lot 246, Art-Deco lemon-glass liqueur set. 20 from us. £20 bid.
I'll take 5. 25 bid, 30, 35, 40.
45, 50 and 5, 55.
Go on, have a another one?
2 if it's going to help anyone. At 50 bid.
52, front row, 55. No.
No. 52. Any more bids?
It's going. At 52, last call.
£52, you are only £3 off.
You are minus 10 over all.
We've got the brooch next!
Lot 247 is a George V silver-crescent brooch, £30 this.
£30 anyone? 20, then, start me at bottom estimate for it.
10, 12 bid, 15 do I see now? At 15,
18, do I see it? 15, 18, 20, do I see it? Anywhere else do I see?
I am not getting a good feeling here.
-It is so lovely.
-You are minus 45.
-This is not looking so good, is it?
What are you going to do about the inkwell?
Go for it!
-You are going to go for it?
-Not, no, no, no. No, no, no, no.
You're not going for it? You're not?
We are going to say no. Don't change our mind again.
You're not going with it because you just changed your mind.
-We are not going with it.
-Here it comes, anyway.
Lot 251, a late 19th-century gilt-metal inkwell
by Phillipson and Golder of Chester.
Multiple bids on the net. We are up to 40. 42.
45, now. This is a cracking lot. 45.
-It is a cracking lot.
-48, 50, 55 in the room, 60 now, may I say?
60 bid. 65. 70, 75.
-We are halfway now.
-He's going on again! Go on!
80. 85 in the room. 90.
90 bid. 95. £100 now. 105. 110.
Any more then, 110 it is a net bid and we are selling at £110.
-Well, how exciting was that?
-Just a bit.
It is minus £35, so you did exactly right in not taking that bonus buy.
But isn't it fascinating how it got pushed up? It got quite close.
Listen, girls. You are minus £45, that is your final score.
-It could be a winning score, don't tell anything to those Reds.
We will reveal all in a moment.
I do love it when there is nothing between the two teams.
It is very, very close.
Of course, it is in the losses area.
They are all in the red.
You're not going home with any money but the closeness between your is ridiculous, really.
And the team which has got the largest scale of losses is the Blues.
-Which is bad luck, isn't it because you are minus £45.
I'm not going to dwell on all these minus signs through the whole of the scorecard.
-Just suffice to say it was not really your luckiest day, was it?
You have done very well and you have been a great team. Thank you.
That is so super. Now for the brothers.
Eee, look at our Simon's face.
-He is that happy, our Simon, aren't you, son?
-Well, what can I say?
What can you say? You are minus £31, that is what you can say.
So, there you go, minus £31.
-You made one small profit on the bonus buy.
The Scottish presentation jug.
It was only a couple of quid, I felt it should have been more than that.
You had a good time, though?
You had a great time? Have you had a good time, girls?
What are you giggling about?
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Experts David Harper and Mark Stacey are on hand to dish out advice to the teams as they go bargain-hunting in Newark. Will their bonus buys save the day at the auction? Trust your instincts bargain hunters!