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I'm just down the road from Gatwick Airport at the Ardingly Antiques Fair.
So, hang on to your hats, all aboard, cos let's go bargain hunting!
At this fair, our teams are never stuck for choice,
but they gonna have to put their running shoes on
if they gonna cover all the ground.
Plenty to look forward to on today's programme...
including lots of laughs...
A last-minute scramble...
..and possibly some bad decisions.
Today, we have medical students Joseph and Alex
for the Reds, welcome, and partners Melissa and Samuel for the Blues.
-Welcome to Bargain Hunt.
-Thank you very much.
What do you hope to do when qualified?
I hope to be a doctor in the RAF, that's the route I'm going down.
I'm with the University of London Air Squadron, learning to fly.
-That's very nice, isn't it?
-You don't have to fly to be a doctor in the army?
-But it is nice to do anyway.
-Yeah, and somebody else is paying for it.
Do you enjoy shopping for antiques?
I do a bit with my grandma.
I bought a top hat from the early 1900s which was very nice,
mainly to go with a set of tails that my dad got.
And also I have a few canes.
It started from my great-great-grandpa on my grandma's side.
He gave me - not personally - I got a cane from him with an ivory handle
and a gold band on that, which is my favourite one.
They are a good collectible, good fun too.
Alex, what do hope to do when you've completed your training?
Originally, I was thinking about doing psychiatry,
but I think I'm leaning more towards a paediatric sort of route now.
My parents have fostered so there's always been children around.
-I get on with children.
-How are you with babies?
I get on with babies all right, they don't scream at me too much.
So why not do paediatrics? Quite.
That's a good enough reason. What do you get up to in your spare time?
Pretty much all of my spare time is taken up rowing.
We are training almost every day.
Three days a week, we're on the water - there's land training in all but one other day.
Which is heavy weights in the gym and that.
Some weights, some on the rowing machine.
So you're gonna get beefier and beefier. You'll need plenty of strength today at Ardingly
because it's a big old fair to get around.
Now, for the partners, how did you first meet?
We met when we were at university.
I was at Goldsmiths doing drama, Sam was at Chelsea College of Art doing fine art.
-So you're an actress?
-Yes, well, struggling.
How is it going?
Really good. I've just finished a tour of a play in the Midlands,
and I've just done a couple of adverts and things like that.
-It isn't easy, is it?
-Not at all, it's very competitive.
-Are you what they call "resting" at the moment?
-Yes, I think so. I like to think so.
Not after this programme, you won't, with any luck.
I hope you have a good time today, because it's a tough profession that you are in.
Samuel, do you have equally enormous ambitions?
I'd like to be a portrait painter one day if possible.
At the moment, I'm teaching literacy and numeracy to support that.
Are you? You've had to bite the commercial bullet
that's enabling you to live?
Yes, if you like, yeah.
It's always a shame, that, isn't it?
I think portrait painters, some 20th-century portrait painters, have done enormously well, haven't they?
They have, yes. There is a thriving modern art market,
but I'm not in it yet.
-Just a question of breaking in, isn't it?
-That's right, yeah.
Do you enjoy shopping for antiques?
We're both novices, but we enjoy having a look around the markets where we live.
We live just off Brick Lane, Spitalfields at the moment. We do enjoy it.
-That is a great part of London, isn't it?
-It is fantastic, very vibrant.
-You never know what you're gonna find.
-No, it's brilliant.
It's just like Ardingly today. What fun.
£300 apiece for our lovely young teams,
who need to be fit to dash off.
You know the rules, your experts await,
and off you go, and very good luck.
Will the Reds' scientific approach pay off,
or will the Blues simply be a harder act to follow?
As usual, our teams get 60 minutes to peruse the stalls and purchase
their items, which will then be sold on at auction in Chiswick.
With a bit of luck, both of our teams will make some money,
but they will need some help, so...
Searching in every nook and cranny for the Reds is Anita Manning,
and helping the Blues get the best deal is Catherine Southon.
Any aircraft memorabilia?
I was drawn towards this, because I know you said
you wanted something decorative, thinking about dressing up a house or flat or something like this.
It's actually pony skin, you can see on here.
It is quite nice and early, probably 1830s, 1840s in date.
-I love this studded pattern around here.
-We really like it, don't we?
We do really like it.
Slightly worried about the price for the condition of it.
Yes, the price is asking 128,
which is very high, I think.
It has got wear, but that adds to its appeal, I think?
Its charm. It's not the sort of item you could restore, is it?
No. I don't think you would, you'd just leave it.
-You'd leave it as it is.
It's got a crack inside, does that go right through?
-It does, yeah.
-It does go right through?
And there's woodworm.
Not happy with the price, or the woodworm,
Melissa and Sam continue to browse, while Catherine hangs back
to have a word about the trunk.
-These are from the 1930s.
So they are collectible,
it is useful and lighting always makes reasonable prices.
-What I like about this one here is that it's a miniature one.
-It's a small size, yeah.
It's a miniature one.
-It's not one that sits on top of something like that...
..it has been a hanging light.
You would hook chains which come from these three hooks here.
I don't know, what would it be for?
A bijou residence?
-Or a very small room?
-A very small room, uh-huh.
Would many people have the fittings to hang and use it?
Well, all it really needs is a chain.
Would they lower the price? They are quite rusted.
No, no, no, no, no.
-That lets us know that it is an original one.
And it's very nicely coloured.
If you look at this lovely green and blue and pink on the inside,
if you hold that up to the light,
that is going to glow a beautiful...
-When the light shines through.
-When the light shines down.
I think it's a nice wee item.
Tell me what you think.
-It's not the colours I'd choose for our house.
But I understand how, with the light shining through,
it would create more of an atmosphere in the room rather than just a light bulb.
Uh-huh. What do you think?
You said it was smaller than a standard one...
-The standard one is that size.
-Will there be more interest
-because it's miniature...
-..or less use for it?
It could be a combination of the two!
But I think that it's more interesting because it is miniature.
It has £30 on the ticket.
Try and get it down to... if you get it about 20,
or even below that, we might have a chance here.
-OK, thank you very much.
-We'll see what we can do.
Their team work paid off. The boys bought the lampshade for £15.
Fast work, guys.
So the Reds have got off to a good start.
Now, after some tough negotiation from Catherine,
the Blues can have the trunk for £75.
Let's see what they make of that.
-I do really like it.
-Shall we bag it as our first item?
-Yeah, why not?
-Are you sure? I don't wanna push you into this?
No, let's do it, let's go for it.
-I'm wavering slightly.
-Maybe if we could just walk down and come back...
..because it takes a chunk out of the money, doesn't it?
-Quite a considerable chunk.
-You want to get it, don't you?
-Actually, there's a nice feeling about it, isn't there?
-Good. You said yes straightaway.
-Yeah, let's get it.
Agreed, let's go.
There's nothing like a good confab.
OK, I have spoken to your governor, your boss -
she said we can have it for £75.
-Well, let's hope so. Deal?
-Thank you very much. Thank you.
-Brilliant. Thank you very much.
Come on, we've still got bargains to find.
-No, no. Horrible, horrible!
I quite like this piece.
It's a mirror and a matching... matching comb with it.
I just like the effect of the enamel on the back.
-I see it being a matching pair. Might bring...
I love the combination of silver and enamelled work,
and I particularly like this very bonnie blue.
I always like that combination.
But when you're looking at enamel work,
-you've got to make sure that it's not chipped.
-Very difficult and very expensive to restore.
So we've got to... Do we have it in perfect condition?
The comb looks in good condition.
-The enamel on this looks pretty perfect as well.
A couple of chips on the teeth.
I don't think we need to worry too much
about the actual teeth of the comb.
It's the enamel work. Let me have a look at it.
There's a hallmark on the side.
I can just see it's been... it's well rubbed,
-which means it's been polished and looked after.
-By having two pieces, I think it'll draw interest.
-You've got two pieces together.
We're really looking for two pieces for the price of one.
-Yeah, OK. Price, what's the price on it?
85, it's priced.
I think it's well worthwhile having a go at it.
-Ask the stallholder.
-We'll see if we can get money off.
Can I help?
We're interested in this collection piece.
Would you be able to, be willing to take some money off the price?
Yes, I can do you a discount.
-Let me have a look at this.
-85, it's at.
At the very best, last price is 65.
Can you take another couple of pounds off?
No, sorry, that's it.
-What do you think?
-You've been very generous,
thank you very much, that's wonderful.
This Red Team don't hang about making decisions, oh, no.
With two out of their three items already bought,
over half an hour left on the clock and still £220 to spend,
I'd say they're doing all right.
I also think I've done rather well spotting something a little unusual.
Joseph of Nazareth has nothing on this. Just look at that plane.
Isn't it fantastic?
Technically, you'd call this, I suppose, a jack plane.
It was made, I think, in Holland
around about 1680 to 1700.
This is the sort of plane that a shipwright would have used
when plying his trade, building, literally, warships,
merchant vessels. And he'd have needed an enormous plane like this
to run down a long balk of timber
and shape it into the appropriate shape.
What's great about it, I think, is this carving.
If you look at this fellow on the front here, it's a fishy form,
I think it's trying to be a dolphin, except, of course,
it's got scales and dolphin don't have scales.
But that's the sort of form of it
that gives you the marine element to this plane.
On the end of it, it's got this completely wacky, flat nose.
So it's a species that doesn't really exist. It's a mythical sea creature.
Nothing more appropriate
for a 17th-century shipwright to have as an emblem
carved on his enormous plane.
Down at this end, to give you super, extra power,
there's an additional handle.
But above that,
in typical 17th-century style, is carved a couple of fruit.
The thing is quite badly wormed, it's made probably of pear wood
or box wood, which is delicious to woodworm,
and therefore, they've had a good gnaw at certain parts of it.
But basically, this thing is in extremely good condition.
The buyer of this object
is probably a person who's interested in marine history.
It's got a historic merit to it as well. I love it to bits.
I was amazed to find it here at Ardingly,
priced up at £450.
Try slicing that.
The clock never stops ticking on Bargain Hunt.
So with 20 minutes to go, how are our teams getting on?
-That's a bit bling-bling, isn't it?
That's absolutely frightful.
Anybody needing a nice cup of tea?
It's pretty cold, I could use one.
-A helmet, I'm sure.
-Shall we sort of shimmy around here?
There you go.
We missed that on the way in.
It's a bit large to miss.
-This will get us going, boys.
You're the guys that know about aircraft
who have been waiting for this piece all afternoon.
-You tell me about it.
-Well, it's a propeller, it's wooden.
Is that right? OK.
I'm not sure if it's an actual one that has been used before.
It doesn't... I'm not sure how airworthy that one is.
How airworthy it is, uh-huh.
It's a very well-made thing. Look at these strips here.
I'm not sure that that would have been the airplane clock.
I think that has been put on at a later date.
Looks a bit fanciful to be inside the vehicle.
It's a nice grain as well.
Different colours there.
-Does the fact that the clock isn't working effect it?
-No, that won't affect it at all.
That clock won't affect it.
The clock has got nothing to do with it.
Boys, I think this might be the item that we've been looking for for the last hour.
Let's find out how much it costs.
We're interested in this propeller.
These lads are into flying.
This laddie here wants to join the Air Force.
So we thought this propeller might help him fly.
How much is it?
65 is really...
65. Is that the best that you can do for us?
£60, if that will help.
You're a darling.
Thank you so much.
The Reds look as pleased as punch, and so they should be.
They've bought all their items with 15 minutes to spare.
The Blues, however, look like they're starting to feel the pressure.
OK, the panic is setting in now.
We have 12 minutes left, two items to find.
I'm not finding anything, I must admit.
I feel that there's a lot of cheaper items that
aren't really going to make us any money, or very expensive.
Do we want to go for the more, sort of, expensive quality items?
-I think so, yeah.
-Shall we have a change of tactics?
-You mentioned something over here.
-We saw this photo album.
-I like that.
It's really nice but it's got some damage, though, as well.
OK, so we've got this nice, diamond, mother of pearl inlay on the top,
sorry, overlay on the top, and on the other side that's nice.
There's a few fragments missing around here. It's got a great weight to it, hasn't it?
-It does, yeah. it's got some interesting photos in it.
I like that.
Do you get all the photos?
-Let's have a look. How much are they asking?
That's too much.
Let's see what we can get. Excuse me. Hi.
Can I just have a word with you about the mother of pearl?
-You like this, Samuel.
-I do like this, yeah.
A little bit of damage here.
More so on here.
The spine, yes. It's a really heavy book.
It's nice because it's got original photographs.
That's what makes it interesting.
There's some missing as well. Would you be willing to do anything on the price for that?
I've got 125 on it.
I'd do it for 100.
I'm thinking more about £80.
Yes, that's actually what I paid for it. 90.
I understand you've got to make a profit as well.
We understand that. Can we meet halfway and say 85?
Ouch, this is getting a bit arm up the back time.
We'll take it off your hands.
Go on, take it for 85.
Are you happy with that? You found it, didn't you? Are you happy?
I hope you do well with it.
Thank you very much. Right, let's go.
Well, that was a good deal.
There's another covered building up there.
So they've now bought two items and have £140 left.
But they've only got a few minutes to spend it in.
Our Blues are feeling the strain.
Keep a clear head on you or you'll never find that last item.
It might be time for a strategy.
Split up. OK, you go that way, I'll go this way and let's get together in a few minutes
to see what we've found.
Have you found anything?
Maybe a watch.
No, OK. Let's move.
After much frantic searching, Catherine leads the blues to something she's just spotted.
Let me just tell you something about it.
It's actually made by Charles Horner.
You can see the initials there.
-Charles Horner. Can you see that?
There's the hallmark, which I actually couldn't read because it's quite dusty.
My friend tells me it's...
-What did you say it was? Sorry.
1908. It's quite nice and early. It's not in perfect condition.
It's Art Nouveau in style.
There's a slight bit of damage to the enamel there and there.
In perfect condition, this would probably make about 100 or £150.
The lady's asking for 85.
I've had a word and we can get it for about 62.
Can we get it for 60 so it's a nice round number?
-You can try.
-We can try.
-We can have it for 60?
-That'll do nicely.
-Shall we go for it?
-I think we'll go for it.
-Are you happy with that? We've spent oodles of cash.
-But hopefully we've bought good pieces.
-Nice Charles Horner brooch.
-Well, I don't know, Catherine.
It still leaves you with £80 to spend on a bonus buy.
-HE HONKS HIS HORN
-It's time to stop the clock. There's no time left to shop.
Let's check out what the Reds bought.
The boys switched on their charm and bought the small lampshade for £15.
They took a shine to the silver enamelled mirror and comb set.
It cost them £65.
The time certainly was ticking along when they stumbled upon
the propeller clock. £60 paid.
OK, chaps. Which is your favourite piece, Joe?
-My personal favourite piece is the wooden propeller and clock.
-Yes. Lovely. What about you, Alex?
-I'd say the glass light shade, cos we got it so cheap.
-That's why it's your favourite?
-And it's your prediction for the greatest profit?
-What about you, Jim?
-I think the same. We managed to knock it down to half price.
-OK, great. You spent £140.
-Which is kind of average. Can I have £160 of leftover lolly?
-There you go, Anita.
That's very handsome, isn't it?
These boys were a pair of sweethearts.
Sometimes I can be a wee bit of a sweetheart myself.
That's a hint.
Oh, Lord. I'm not sure I'd better go there, Anita.
You'd better go off and get your sweetheart, whatever it is,
while we remind ourselves what the blues bought.
At £75, the blues are hoping the pony skin trunk
will race away at the auction.
Sam found the mother of pearl photo album and after
a bit of negotiation, settled on a price of £85.
The Charles Horner silver brooch was bought with
just a couple of minutes to spare - £60 paid.
-Mellissa and Samuel. You had fun, didn't you?
-We did, yes. We really had good fun.
Which is your favourite piece?
-Mine would have to be the photo album.
-The photo album?
-I like the photo album as well.
There are some really nice photos in there. But I think the pony chest is my favourite.
-Which is going to bring the biggest profit, Melissa?
-Probably the brooch.
The brooch. Do you agree with that, Simon?
No, I think the pony chest has got an excellent chance.
You're well co-ordinated anyway, which is brilliant.
You spent a great £220, giving £80 of leftover lolly
to go to Catherine Sullivan for the bonus buy.
-Thank you, Tim.
-Did you have a good time with them?
They were great. They're fun and trendy and I want to get them something retro.
-Something they can shout about.
-An interior peace.
-I think there's a bit of hinting going on here.
-I know just the baby.
-Good for you.
I'm about to follow in the footsteps of some really famous people. Wanna join me?
Leeds Castle has had a very colourful history over the last 1,000 years.
It's withstood sieges, it's seen hangings from its chain drawbridge
and at various times it's been used as a prison, as a hospital
and even as a refuge from the plague of London. Wow!
During that time, the rooms inside the castle had been continuously altered to reflect its changing use.
Lady Baillie, the castle's last private owner, was a perennial socialite.
She adapted the rooms to create a luxurious party venue in the 1920s.
This space is the chapel, but in Lady Baillie's time
she used it to store her collection of gramophone records.
She must have had quite a collection and the music
was piped from here into the adjoining banqueting hall for the benefit of her guests.
The space has now been reconsecrated as a chapel and I think one of
the most spectacular works of art in this area
are these four carved wooden panels.
Strictly speaking these would have formed the reredos or back panel of an altar piece.
They were made in Ulm which is in Bavaria, about 60 miles from Munich, and are most unusual.
The scale of the panels themselves is extraordinary.
What we got here is pear wood, which is dense, light and relatively easy to carve,
which is probably a sandwich of three layers, so that you don't get much warpage,
and then this has been carved alto-relievo.
Alto-relievo means that the carving is very bold
and stands out from the background.
Overall they tell a story. We have the annunciation, we've got the nativity,
we've got the adoration and we've got the presentation of our Lord.
But my favourite, I think, is the adoration.
Don't you just love the expression on all these faces?
Here we've got the three kings making their presentation.
Over the back wall is a character, probably a shepherd, looking over
to see the presentation of the gold, frankincense and myrrh.
These were created around 1500, which makes them 500-odd years old.
All in all, the four panels make up an incredibly important work of art.
The big question today is, will any of our teams' works of art turn out to be incredibly important?
I doubt it.
We've come 40 miles-ish north-ish to west London.
Chiswick Auction Rooms is our venue today, with our auctioneer William Rouse.
-Glad to have you here, Tim.
-Very nice to be here.
For the red team, Joseph and Alex, they've gone with this light shade, found by Anita.
-Do you fancy that at all?
The merit is, it's a bit smaller than usual, so there is something quite interesting about that.
Plafonnier is the word that we use to describe it.
Good. Does that make it worth...?
-More than £15, hopefully.
I'm sure it will fetch more than £15.
I think we probably reckon £25 - £40 or something like that.
Brilliant. Well, Anita will be delighted about that.
Next is the enamelled mirror and comb.
Nicely engine turned and bright blue and in good nick.
I like that very much.
The critical thing with enamel is that if it's chipped it's no good because it's so difficult to repair.
Any lady would find that a useful little thing to have in the handbag, I'm sure.
Yes, quite. I'm sure, too.
How sure are you, though?
What's it worth, do you reckon?
I think we've put about £50 - £80 on it.
Very good. £65 paid. What about this aircraft propeller timepiece?
Well, I can't help thinking it must have come from a very small aircraft, cos it's a tiny propeller.
So often they are such a lot bigger. But it's got an interesting conversion
with a quartz concealed movement inside.
Oh, yes. That's very special, that.
-Yes. Perhaps a more recent edition.
-Still, there we go. Interesting.
-What's it worth?
-I think it's definitely worth £50 to or £80.
OK, £60 paid. So, on prediction, there should be a small profit
on all three of these items, and they may not need their bonus buy.
But let's go and have a look at it anyway.
Now, Alex and Joseph, this is the bonus buy.
You spent £140, you gave Anita £160.
-Did she blow the lot?
-No, I didn't.
-Let's have a look at what I bought.
-It's very nice.
I wanted to buy something with an RAF connection.
And this little brooch is called a sweetheart brooch.
And it was given to RAF servicemen to their wives or girlfriends.
It's silver, with enamel.
-And it's a very pretty thing. People collect them.
-How much did you spend on it?
It's just about the right price for it.
-We might make a couple of pounds profit.
-It looks in good condition.
Alex is giving it the forensic approach.
-Yes, scientific. The dissection from our medic is taking place here.
I don't think it'd sell for so much if I dissected it.
You don't have to decide right now. You decide later, after the sale of the first three items.
But for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's RAF brooch.
So, William. Does this stir the cockles of your heart? Feel the Dam Busters music ringing in your ears?
-Does it do it for you?
-I can't say it gets me terribly excited.
-It does say silver on the back, which implies that it isn't even English.
-It may not have been.
Made cheaply abroad and then imported for distribution amongst the boys in blue.
Does it mean it's going to make any money at auction, though?
Probably not a huge amount. £20, £30.
Anything over £20 will see us soaring into profit. Thank you, William.
That's it for the Reds. Now, for the Blues, Melissa and Samuel.
Their first item is the pony skin covered trunk.
This is pretty horrid, really.
One can't help wondering if it looked rather nicer 150 years ago.
Definitely. Unfortunate about the condition, but there we are.
What do you think it's worth?
I think I've put about £50 on it.
Have you? £75 was paid.
So that could be a bit of a loss.
Next up is the mother of pearl encrusted photo album, which is a handsome example.
I think this is a good thing, actually.
So often one sees card cases with mother of pearl on, with bits missing. At the very least,
there's an awful lot of material there for restoration, if you were a restorer.
-Yeah. Well on that happy note, what do you think it's worth?
-I think we put about £100, £150.
£80 was paid. What about the Charles Horner enamel brooch?
It's a very small, discreet little thing.
I mean, it's got the Arts And Crafts look to it, hasn't it?
And I love that green enamel. I think it's the most exciting colour scheme.
-And of course, Horner is a good maker.
-It's a sweet thing.
-£50 - £80?
-£60 paid. Can't argue with that.
-Well, there's plenty of leeway there.
It's this old pony that's going to let them down. That's the trouble with it.
-Better go and have a look at their bonus buy, eh?
Now, Melissa and Sam, you spent £220. You gave £80 to Catherine.
What did she spend the £80 on? This all looks a bit delicate.
I'm going to need some assistance.
I'm going to whip it off. Oh, my God! There it goes. Look at that.
Don't you think that's fantastic?
-What is it?
-This is a drinking set.
It speaks for itself. It's funky.
Just like you guys. I know you wanted something retro.
We have got so much for our money here.
I paid £25 for this. This is going to make us money.
What do you think it will make then?
I think they should make about £50.
Why not, frankly?
You've got five pieces, all in brilliant condition.
Stoneware. And it's got a kind of contemporary look to it, hasn't it?
What do you think, Melissa? Do you like them?
Yeah, I do. I really like a pattern. I like the blue colour.
-They're like nice little coffee cups or something.
-Anyway, there you go.
£25 is what we've got.
We've got a prediction of maybe making £25 profit.
That's what the girl said.
That's what she said. We watched her lips.
Hold that thought. Because for viewers at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Catherine's drink set.
Well, there we go. A nice little set, isn't it, William?
It is. Very stylish. I like this diamond design.
-And of course, Stoneware, so it's kind of bullet proof.
But who's going to buy this, do you think?
Well, it's quite a practical water jug, with four unchipped, perfect tumblers.
I can tell you like this, William. How much then, do you think?
£70 - £100?
Catherine will be over the moon. She paid £25 for it.
Goodness me. I'm sure we can improve on that.
She could triple her money on this.
-That's if the team go with her bonus buy.
-We'll find out about that when the auction starts, eh?
-OK, boys, you up for this?
-It's a long wait before you get to the auction.
-It is a bit, yeah.
-But it's the most exciting part.
First up is the glass lampshade, and here it comes.
172a, a small marbled glass satin plafonnier.
172a. Little one there. Is it worth £10?
£10, surely, for the plafonnier?
Anybody want it for a tenner?
10, I'm bid. A maiden bid of £10. We're in for £10.
And 12, I'll take from somebody else. At £10 then, is all I'm bid.
10 pounds? It's going for £10.
Selling it for £10, nobody else. £10.
It's not good.
It's minus £5.
Next lot up is the nit comb and the mirror. Here it comes.
Lot 173a. It's a lady's handbag mirror and comb, 173a.
What's it worth? Start me for £30.
A pretty thing for £30. £20 then, to go.
£20 I'm bid, I thought so, at 20.
And 22 I'll take. Bidding 22? No, bidding there at £20.
A maiden bid of £20. Anybody else?
At £20 for the enamel, for £20.
£20, it's going there for £20. £22.
£24. £26. £28. £28 down there.
£28, it's still cheap at £28. I'm selling it then £28.
Minus £42 overall, you've got the propeller clock to go for.
All right? That is pretty shocking so far.
It's not doing well.
I'm not going to lie. It might buck up. Here we come.
174a, it's a laminated wood propeller.
Set for the clock, 174a.
What's it worth, start me for £30, a bit of fun there for £30.
£20 to go then. £20 I'm bid everywhere.
20 there, £22, £24, £26, £28, £30,
£32, £34, £36, £38, £40, £40 there.
£45, fresh bidding. £45 there. £50.
Is that a no? £45 I'm bid then. At £45. At £45.
Anybody else, at £45? It's going for £45 then.
£45, minus £15.
Which means overall you are minus £57.
-That's not bad.
-Could have done worse.
Not much! So what are you going to do about the sweetheart brooch?
-Are you going to go with the bonus buy?
-We might as well.
On current form, you can't do a lot worse, can you?
Anyway, you're going to go with the bonus buy.
-You are going with the bonus buy, and here comes Anita's brooch.
Lot 177a is the little white metal and enamel RAF brooch.
177a. Is it worth £10?
A little brooch for £10.
Surely somebody for £10?
It must be worth £10. £5 then, surely?
Oh dear, we are not doing very well. £5 I'm bid. £6, anybody?
For £5 with the lady.
I thought you might. £6?
You want £7, madam? £7?
£8? No, £8.
I'm bid in the red here at £8. And £8 it goes.
For £8 for the brooch, at £8.
Not many sweethearts here.
Minus £69, I think.
-An impressive figure.
-Oh, I didn't hear the minus.
You only spent £160 and you're already minus £69.
Anyway, let's park this.
Don't tell the Blues a thing. Keep your chin up, walk tall.
So, Melissa and Samuel. How do you think the Reds got on, do you know?
-I don't know.
-We've got no idea.
-Hopefully well, though.
-Well, not too well!
-That's very sporting.
-You're a lovely bloke. Sweet.
First lot up is the old pony skin covered trunk, and here it comes.
Lot 192a is a Georgian pony skin dome top drunk.
Where shall we start that?
£20 for it, surely? £20 I'm bid, straight off.
£20 I'm bid at £20. £22.
£24. £26, £28, £28, here at £28.
Anybody else at £28? That's £30 there. £32.
£38. £38, to the lady at £38 then.
I can sell it for £38. Anybody else want to come in for £38 then?
£38, old thing, then. Selling for £38.
-£38, it canters off into the sunset.
-You were right, and I was wrong.
It got some bidding interest though, didn't it?
That's £37 down the drain so far.
Next up is the pearl covered album, and here it comes.
193a is a Victorian mother of pearl carte de visite album, 193a.
Let's start me for £50 for it.
It must be worth £50 for the carte de visite. Surely, for £50?
40, then to go. £40 I'm bid.
£45, £50, £55, it's very cheap for £45. £50 I'll take.
At £45, I can't believe it. At £45.
All I'm bid for £45.
Anybody else want to come in for 45?
£50, just in time there. £50, we're crawling along at £50.
Anybody else for £50? It's half money at £50.
It's crawling, isn't it? For £50, I'm going to sell it for £50, then.
I'm sorry, but that's another minus £35.
Now, Charles Horner.
194a is an Art Nouveau silver and enamel oval-shaped brooch, 194a.
There it is.
Is it worth £20?
Surely for the little brooch at 20. 20 I'm bid. I thought so. £22.
£28. £30. £32. £34.
I can only do two at once, I'll come to you in a second.
£38. Would you like 40, madam? £40.
£45. £50. £55.
£55, there at £55. £55.
Anybody else for 55? Then it goes at £55.
Oh no, £55. That's tight, isn't it?
Minus £5, which means overall you are minus £77.
After all that prediction of joy.
I know! It was looking so good.
It was looking so good.
Anyway, what are you going to do about the old drinks set.
-I think we'll take it.
-We've got nothing to lose.
You could lose another £25. But you're going with the drinks set.
197a is this Goebels jug with four tumblers. 197a.
Decorative lot. Must be worth £50.
Start me for £40 for the lot, please, for £40 for it.
For the jug - for £40.
Surely somebody wants this for £40.
£30 then to get me going? 30 then, anybody?
Surely for 30?
£20, then? Goodness me. £20 I'm bid.
Dear, oh, dear. £20. Anybody else?
It's surely worth more than this for £20. It's here to be sold.
Anybody want it? £20 I'm bid, with a maiden bid of £20.
-It's going then for £20, it goes for 20 then.
-There we go, £20.
So overall you are minus £82.
-It is a tragedy.
Now, minus £82 could be a winning score.
So don't tell the Reds a scrap. OK?
Not a word out of those old lips.
-Been talking? Communicating at all?
Absolutely not. Well, I had to tell you that the scale of today's losses are pretty massive.
This should come as no secret to either of the teams.
It's simply a question of scale.
And the one with the serious whopper is, of course, the Blues.
-£82. Pretty good, isn't it?
-It's pretty bad.
I make that minus, minus throughout.
I don't know what happened in there, but
they were predicting some profits that just never materialised.
-Bad luck all round.
-I thought we were gonna be all right.
-I thought so, too.
Everybody thought you were gonna do all right. It goes to show that you just can't tell.
You've been a great couple. We've loved having you, all of you on the programme.
It's been great.
Before we all burst into tears, let's get really miserable.
The Reds, who didn't do that much better, they managed to lose £69.
And every single one of your items is a minus score as well.
Even though the prediction was there for reasonable profits.
They again didn't materialise. Sometimes an auction is just like that.
But I hope you've had a good time, because we've loved having you on the programme.
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
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The sheer size of Ardingly antiques fair causes problems for one of the teams, and as a result there is a last-minute scramble to find their third and final item.
Anita Manning and Catherine Southon are the experts on hand, while presenter Tim Wonnacott takes a trip to Leeds Castle in Maidstone.