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They don't have to eat maggots or grubs, or sing for survival.
They don't have to show Britain that they've got talent.
They just have to go shopping and make a bit of cash at auction, that can't be that hard, can it?
Let's find out, let's go Bargain Hunting!
Here we are, up north at the great Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair.
We've two teams who are almost as keen to get on with it as I am.
But there'll be no trickery today.
Oh, no, because one of the teams is in the CID. Hello-hello.
Before I get interrogated, though, let's check out what's going on, shall we?
The Red team can't stop diving in with offers left, right, and centre.
Did I just fall asleep or something, have you just bought it? They don't muck about, these two!
Calm down with your negotiating - she flies in!
I could get that for a tenner.
And David uses a tried, tested, and failed technique to try and bag a bargain.
Meanwhile, the boys in blue are distinctly lacking in concentration.
I've already got one of them.
That's all for later. Right now, though, let's go and meet the teams.
For the Reds, we have a mother and daughter combo, Heather and Laura,
and for the boys, father and son, Tony and Richard.
Welcome to Bargain Hunt, very nice to see you.
Heather's retired, but tell us about your career.
Oh, long and varied. I started work at 15, um...laundry, factories.
-Straight down the mill.
-Oh, definitely, definitely.
You're also a big star of the screen, aren't you?
-Mmm, tell us about that.
When I was little, they filmed The Entertainer, in Morecambe, with Laurence Olivier.
The whole town turned out to be extras. I was lucky, me and my sister got picked.
-Oh, it was.
-Laura, you currently work for a bank.
-We won't enquire which one, but you've other ambitions?
-I'm hoping to join the Army.
Any particular speciality?
A combat medical technician, hopefully.
And what sort of stage are you at?
I go for my fitness test soon, which is the first part to get in. Fingers crossed I pass that.
Well, very good luck for that.
What will you be looking for today?
Mmm, probably some glassware, some paintings, anything that's rare,
-anything quirky, catches the eye.
-You'll follow your mother's advice?
There's going to be trouble! Tony, you're retired now, yes?
-But you're not a pipe and slippers man, are you?
-Tell us about your hobbies. I do a lot of walking. I walk a couple of miles every day.
-I do wheeling and dealing on the Stock Market, and I'm really into antiques.
Richard, tell us about your job.
I'm a detective with the police and I work in the child protection unit.
I suppose it's completely absorbing, do you find?
Yeah, but you have that separate life.
You go to work, you do what you do, you forget about it,
-and have a nice home life. It's good, it's interesting.
You're a married man and it didn't take long.
I got engaged after a month and a half, don't mess around.
-Don't mess around, I saw what I wanted and I got it.
-Still together, there's a little miracle.
So, what sort of things are you looking out for today?
Bit of Troika, anything nice and bright.
-You're going to be surprised.
-Are you quaking, you girls?
-When they lose by three pounds...
I don't know about three pounds, here's £300, your shopping money.
You know the rules, your experts await, off you go!
Very, very, very good luck.
Happy families, eh?
Maybe not for long. Now for the experts who are on hand
to help out the teams.
For the Reds it's David Harper.
and for the Blues, James Braxton.
These two boys have been educated in the art of antiques for years, but are they up to old schoolboy tricks?
Luckily for me, I do know that James's last school report read something like this,
"His concentration span is absolutely ridiculous and he must try harder". Ha-ha!
If I was to give a school report on David Harper, I would say one...very keen.
Three, hopefully misguided.
Well, the gloves are off.
We've got our contestants and we've got our experts,
before we get going, we need to lay down a few rules.
Each team gets £300 and an hour to shop for three items,
and the team that makes the most money at auction, wins.
There, that wasn't so hard, was it?
-Time to get going then.
-OK, what are we looking for?
-I'd like some Georg Jensen.
-What are you after?
-Looking for something, I dunno, a bit of Poole?
Laura, What do you know?
Not much...something sparkly!
Bit of Troika.
OK, time starts now.
Eyes peeled, let's look.
Right, they're off to a flying start.
The Blues seem to know exactly what they're after.
But the Reds just want something sparkly.
Ooh, looks like they've found it.
What have you got there, then?
-Enamelled silver box.
Well, it is silver and you've got a little mark there, what does that say? Ah, that says 925,
which means it's 925 parts pure silver out of 1,000, basically the Sterling mark,
-which is basically the British hallmark standard.
-So it's quite a high quality Continental silver, if that's the case, isn't it?
Because Continental silver is often about 800 parts out of 1,000.
So, British silver is always thought of as being the most collected. So this...
What would that be used for? Snuffbox?
Yeah, I would say a snuffbox
I quite like the colours on it, they're very vibrant.
They are quite vibrant.
Where do you think it was made?
-Ha-ha, I think you're probably right.
I think it's quite a good tourist piece, what do you feel?
It's nice, it is pretty, yes.
So, you went to Egypt, rode a camel,
and you saw all the sights and the sounds and the smells, and you want to bring something back.
-But you brought something back that was quite good.
-But in recent years.
-How much is it?
-Oh, they're hard!
What is the best you would do?
-I've got 45 on it?
-Oh, go on.
-Go on, you've made a sale then.
-32, we'll even buy...
Right, hang on a minute.
-Did I just fall asleep or something, have you just bought it?
They don't muck about, these too!
Well, we like it, and if we like it there'll be somebody else will like it.
-What can I say?
These Reds don't mess about. Only five minutes in the shop and they've bagged their first item.
What about those Blues?
-I've already got one of them.
I think we need to see more standing to attention, Blues.
-I've just noticed that...
-Let's just have a look at some of the Poole.
You're also interested in Poole, aren't you?
-What do you think to that?
-That I like, Rick, yeah.
-Yeah, I like that.
-How much is that?
That could be of some use for us.
What can you do on this one?
-Might do you a deal on that one.
We obviously want to buy from you.
-Yeah, we're trying hard.
-We are trying.
You've the choice of that or yellow, actually.
You've got the yellow one as well? Now you're spoiling us.
-I don't like this one as much.
-Is it that you like the warmer colours?
You've got a bit of grazing going on here.
-Yeah, I noticed that on the bottom.
-So it must have been...
-you can imagine an orange or apple that's rotted just there.
And leached in, hasn't it?
I'll do that one for 40.
Could you do it for 35 for us?
-It gives us a tiny bit of profit.
-Yep. I'll do 35.
We'll shake on that.
A nice piece of Poole pottery bought for the bargain price of £35, their first item bought and paid for.
Meanwhile, the Reds haven't moved far, they're just around the corner
from the first stall, but this time with their eyes on some art.
Right, girls, what are we thinking here?
-I'm quite liking the charcoal picture.
-quite interesting actually, isn't it?
I think I kind of recognise that style.
-How old do you think that is?
-Mmm, let's ask Carl. Now I know Carl.
-Come on in, Carl. How are you?
-I'm fine, thank you.
-Good to see you.
Now that looks like Russell Flint.
What did I say? We were talking earlier and I said I'd love to buy some Russell Flint.
-You do know your stuff, don't you?
-I like the Spanish Ladies.
-I like Spanish ladies.
-I think that's what she's purporting to be.
-She looks very Spanish. Of course, he's well known for drawing nubile naked ladies.
-Is it a proper drawing?
-It's a pastel.
-It is a pastel, not a print?
-No, it's a pastel.
-Can we have a look at the back?
Certainly, have a look at the back.
I like the frame.
I like the frame, it looks very...oldie.
-How old is it?
-You know, the 20s and 30s was his time.
-That kind of looks contemporary to that period.
-I think so.
-Now look at the back.
I think with pictures or furniture, the back tells you.
-It's never been out.
-It looks like the original woodwork.
Yeah, it's never been out of its frame.
Well, there you go, it tells you more than the front because if that was all fresh tape,
you'd know someone's checked it out, it's rubbish, and put it back in again.
-The thing is, it's signed Russell Flint.
-If two people actually believed that was his work...
-the record-breaker Bargain Hunt time.
It is chancy.
It could make £20 as a copy.
-Or it could fly.
I don't think you'd lose money on it.
-What have you got on that?
-I can do that trade to you, sir.
-Trade to me, sir.
-A bit less?
-A little bit?
Hang on, you! Calm down with the negotiating. She just flies in!
-What's the absolute death, Carl?
-Best trade price.
-He's so easily charmed, it's unbelievable.
Even I can say I love him and I get a discount.
What about if we bat our eyelids, like that?
I know. That's 120.
How about this...
-We spin a coin?
-£80 or £100.
You're on a racecourse, you've got to take a bet.
Meet you in the middle, £90 without the coinage bit.
I know you like your coinage bit.
No-one wants to turn coins any more, what is wrong with the world?
-80 or a one-er.
-80 or 90.
80 or a one-er. 80 or a one-er.
-Are you happy with that?
I'm well practised but I normally lose.
-You want tails?
-Are you ready?
-£80 or £100.
-Are you ready?
-Ahhhh! It's worth it, it'll make a profit.
-£100, well done.
-All right. Thank you.
Always spinning coins, I don't know why I do it.
David hardly ever wins the toss, but bless him for trying.
Over in the next building, it looks like the Blues are taking a bullet for their team.
What do you think of that?
I like that, number one I like the weight of it.
-Heavy fellow, isn't it?
-Yeah. Quite a bit of silver, there.
I'm not quite certain on the chain.
I think the chain's ancillary to the whole thing.
That's different. I like the idea of the novelty of it.
So unusual. I haven't seen one before, as simple as that.
It's solid silver, the weight in that.
Solid silver, Rick. For cash we'll have it for a tenner.
-We've still got plenty of money.
-Loads of money left.
I don't think it's terribly old.
No, no it isn't.
-It says 1976.
Go on, Richard, what calibre is it?
-Looks like... no, that could be a 9mm, could be a 9mm that.
-And it's ideal if you want to...
-303 is it?
-303? It's ideal if you want to kill a werewolf.
-Can you do any better?
My very best on that would be £10.
-I think it's a fair price.
-It's a deal.
Only a tenner paid for the bullet pendant? Not bad.
But for me, though, I'm going back 100 years into military history.
Did you ever see the movie Zulu,
with Michael Caine?
Marvellous film, set in the Zulu heartland at Rorke's Drift.
Well, if you did and you remember that great movie, you're sure to be interested in this little fellow.
It's a piece of jewellery that dates from around 1878,
the time of the Zulu War,
when of course, in Europe, there was considerable interest in this tribe,
this warrior race of Zulus, who defended themselves against Western technology,
bullets and the like, with spears and shields like this.
Now the Zulu nation was famed for its martial ability,
and indeed, invented a special short stabbing spear
called an assegai, and what we've got here is a pair of these assegai
tied as a trophy across the centre of the shield.
The other two weapons that you can see here, basically a stick
with a big knobbly bit on the end, are called knobkerry,
another particular Zulu fighting weapon. The sort of thing,
that in close combat, you'd use to whack your enemy on the head.
If I turn it around, you can see that it's actually a brooch,
a brooch that would be worn by a woman, who was perhaps connected with the military
at the time of the Boer War, or she was patriotic in some sense towards South Africa.
It was no doubt made in Europe, it's completely unmarked
but the materials, silver and gold,
the degree of craftsmanship, which has been employed to make it,
make it a special object.
All that history wrapped up in a tiny little thing like this. You can hardly believe it.
OK, so the teams are 25 minutes in and in good shape, but that last item can often be rather elusive.
I think we'll be all right.
We'll be all right.
The Reds have moved about three yards, to the stall opposite.
-Shout if you see something like.
-I quite like the perfume bottle.
-That's really quite neat.
-That's pretty, that one.
-Is that silver?
-That's a silver top.
-Is that the original stopper?
-yeah, feels nice and tight.
I mean, a stopper should go into a pot like that,
and should...be really quite difficult to turn round, and that's OK.
-It's got lots of wear and lots of chips.
So again, there's your hallmark.
-Can you see the date?
-I can't see the date.
1895-1898, it could be engraved, it's never been engraved...
I like that because it hasn't been.
You can give it as a present and then somebody else can have it personalised.
-And wouldn't that be lovely?
-What's trade on that one?
I've got 38 on it. Erm...
I wanted about 36.
You did not!
No. We've got to clean it.
-Ah! Look, she dives in there.
I could get that for a tenner.
-I bet you couldn't.
-I bet I couldn't?
-No, you couldn't.
Go on then, at best trade price, for me.
I'd want 30 for it.
-No, I'd want 30.
-28 and you've got a deal.
The Blues really need their last item and they've got £255 to spend, so easy-peasy.
That's probably over our budget, I would have thought.
What's your price on the clock?
Just a bit more than I thought.
If only they had another £3,245, but what of the Reds' gung-ho negotiating skills?
They'll be all right as long as David doesn't get a coin out.
Dare we suggest the spin of a coin or do you think I...
-Are you sure?
Cos I might start getting lucky with my spin the coins.
-I've lost 33 back-to-back,
you never know, 34 could be my lucky spin.
-Spin a coin, all right.
-28 or 30.
-Spin the coin.
-Brilliant, I love it.
-Have you got a coin?
-I'm so unlucky I don't even have a coin.
That'll do, 20p, yeah.
So I'll spin it...
I might as well just give her the extra two quid cos I know which way this is going to go!
-What do you want?
-I'll say heads for 30.
-Heads for 30, yeah? Tails 28.
-Tails for 28.
OK, here we go.
-Heads! I can't believe it!
I can't believe it. You shouldn't go out with me at all.
Well done, an extra two pounds for you.
-And the Reds are done with a good half hour to spare.
-This is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it?
Yes, and if we hadn't done it in such quick
time, we wouldn't have been able to come out here and take our ease.
No such luck for the Blues, though.
Let's have a look there.
Just on here, just see what you think to this.
There you are, that's a nice crocus bowl, isn't it?
Unusual with that brown rim, isn't it?
-Yeah, with the colour.
isn't it? It's the Bizarre range again, isn't it?
Clarice Cliff Newport Pottery, honey glaze. How much is this?
-It's a free one.
-It's a free one,
-no price on it.
I think it's all right. It's not one of her best bits, but it's still a Crocus bowl.
-That's what it is and it's got a chance of selling, hasn't it?
Come on, boys, haven't got all day.
-I'll do it. I think we're really hoping for about 60.
This is absolutely gorgeous. You've done so well, you two girls.
That's it. If we'd have taken longer, we wouldn't have had this lovely view out here.
-I'm hoping for 60 on this.
-Let's say 70.
-Let's say 70.
-You know what you're looking at?
Yeah, I think 70's a fair price.
Money's going out already.
Wrap it up, my good man.
Now that wasn't so hard, was it?
Whoa, this is fun, isn't it?
I hope they've been nice and thrifty...oops...
because whatever's left over from the £300
is going to be given to the expert...whoopsy!
Whoopsy...to find the bonus buy.
And the bonus buy can boost the teams' profits over at the auction.
On the other hand, it can lead to some pretty extensive losses.
One thing I have to tell you is this machine's not got an MOT,
but nevertheless, let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought, eh?
They bought the little Egyptian silver box for a neat £32.
Heather got her Russell Flint drawing of a Spanish lady for £100.
And the silver scent bottle was a sniff at £30.
Fabulous, isn't it?
You were absolutely brilliant. You two are sent from heaven.
-First I've heard of it.
-Never been said to you before?
The trouble with being in heaven, is there's always some old devil
that's going to come around and ruin it for you.
-So that was pretty good, wasn't it?
-It was brilliant.
Yeah. Are you proud of your mum?
-I am. I'm amazed that we agreed.
-It's good, isn't it?
Of course David Harper has a very calming influence.
He's like a balm that you just rub on and hope for the best.
-Who have you been talking to, Tim?
Well, it's all in the papers, David.
Tell me, how much did you spend? £162.
£162, I like £138 left over lolly, please.
-You got that?
-Yes. Hold tight, it's breezy.
-Thank you very much.
Got the money, that's what we like, the money.
And three pounds.
There we go, it all comes. There you go, David.
You're not going to jump off the balcony?
No. I tell you what else I'm not going to do - spinning any coins either!
No, you've not been good with coins.
-Not very good, 34 now straight losses.
-Is it really?
-Yeah, I'm doing well.
Haven't you got that double-headed coin, you know?
I do. I use it every time, but then I call tails.
Ha-ha! Well, that's the brilliance of life, isn't it?
Good luck, David with finding that bonus buy.
Let's check out what the Blues bought?
They got a peach of a deal on the Poole Pottery fruit bowl,
£35 paid for that.
They bit the bullet and paid £10 for the silver pendant,
and the Clarice Cliff Pottery bowl was theirs for a fruity £70.
Well, that's a shocker, you've only spent £115?
-Yeah, I'm sorry about that.
-It's a disgrace.
-I'll be giving him £185.
-I thought I kept the change.
No you don't. Ha-ha, you thought you kept the change?
There's no flies on these boys.
Very parsimonious. But I would say a successful shop, would you, James?
-Yeah, I think they've secured two strong items.
The Poole, phwoar...
-No, no, no...
-They love it, they love it, though.
I'm going to prove you wrong. It's a nice way.
-We shall see. That's a lot of dough for you.
-Got anything in mind?
I spotted a tent, I'm going to battle the elements and secure a bargain.
I hope it hasn't been blown away by the time you get there, but probably you'll blow us away.
I'm off somewhere spectacular, I'm going to the Doddington Hall.
I'm in Lincolnshire today and this is Doddington Hall behind me.
I'm going to pop inside and have a quick bird's-eye
and see if there's anything there to excite my curiosity.
And here we are in the parlour,
which is where the family today, still congregate.
And I'm not surprised, it's a lovely warm room with the 17th century panelling.
I've hunkered down here to show you something really special.
I want you to feast your eye on this treat, which has been slumbering
here at Doddington, I guess, for over 300 years.
It's an unusual form, it has to be said,
it's a wee chest of drawers as you can see,
two short and two long drawers.
It's veneered in walnut, and I guess that this thing was made
around about 1700 to 1710.
It's called a bachelor's chest, traditionally.
Why bachelor's chest? I'm not too sure.
Perhaps bachelors didn't have very many possessions and therefore they didn't need
great big thumping chests of drawers, but there is one characteristic,
and one characteristic alone, that always applies to a bachelor's chest.
It always has some sort of folding top,
which is what we have here.
If I take this rectangular top and fold it back for you,
it comes back in two parts and you can see inside some baize inset.
I can't let it go completely flat because that cloth is under a tension
and if I were to allow the flaps to go down, I'd split the cloth, which I don't want to do.
It's become so taut as a result of various spillages.
Because when the top's shut, if you were to spill a glass of port
or a cup of coffee or tea or whatever, it would ooze down
through that central crack, which is what's happened.
Some would say, "oh, that's horrible, I'd soon get that changed".
Actually, it should be left exactly as it is, because this is
part of the history and story of this piece of furniture.
Underneath the hinged top is a bolection moulding,
and most unusually the sides are fitted with drawers.
And if I open this one, you can see it's as dry as a bone, inside.
Look at that, little steel lock, original and just pinned in
with four copper nails. And...ooh! Look, a piece of moulding.
Now is that the piece of moulding that's missing from the side?
Let's see if we can fit it.
Oh, yes, it is.
Look at that, that probably fell off about 250 years ago,
they said, "We'll get that fixed one day.
"Let's stick it in the drawer and leave it till somebody's got some glue".
And here it is today, marvellous.
Yep, it's a real treasure.
The big question is today, are we going to find any similar treasures over at the auction?
We're in Mackworth, on the outskirts of Derby, at Charles Hanson's Sale.
-Charles, good morning.
-Well, we've got a mixed bag here, Heather and Laura, they've gone with the little pillbox here.
-Which I suppose came from some souk in Cairo, did it.
-It's likely to.
It's lively, we can see the enamel, is in fairly good condition.
It is marked on the base of the box, 925, so it is Sterling,
and it's, I suppose one would consider, a fairly nice souvenir.
£32 they paid for that.
Its valuation would be around £20.
-£15 to £25.
-Do you really, as much as that?
-Tim, I hope so.
-Charles, you're very optimistic, that's great.
Their second item, Charles, is this putative Russell Flint, what do you think?
Yes, Tim, it is an original pastel sketch, obviously signed
by the artist, but we consider it to be "in the manner of"
or "bears the signature of",
so not by the actual artist named, William Russell Flint.
Well, that's interesting, isn't it? Because lots of people copy other artist's work.
Sometimes they use materials that closely resemble the original work.
-The team paid £100, do you think they're going to get their money back?
Our guide price, Tim, is really between £30 and £40.
I think it's interesting that they've taken a punt with this.
They're not going to know one way or the other,
and it is incredibly difficult with these things.
-So, exciting for us to find out.
Lastly, we've got this little scent bottle.
Cut glass, bit of silver on it, what they used to call bog standard.
-Is it going to make £30?
It's pretty...but they are bog standard.
-What's your estimate?
-Guide price is between £20 and £30.
They paid £30 so they might just get out of trouble with that.
The secret here, is how will the Russell Flint do?
If it does well, they won't need the bonus buy.
Let's be optimistic and go and have a look at it anyway.
-Now, Heather and Laura, how are you, all right?
-Fine, thank you.
-Are you looking forward to seeing your bonus buy?
Cos you did give David £138, which is quite a whizz really, and we want to find out what he spent it on.
-All right, on a drop dead gorgeous...
Oh, my God.
-They sell them up in the garden centre.
-Yeah, I'm sure they do.
-Well, all right, maybe misdescribed
-as drop dead gorgeous.
-He's not to everybody's taste.
-Just drop it.
-Ah, that is awful! But he's funny, he's quirky.
He's an iced-water jug, you fill him with ice,
cold water, then when you pour him of course the ice doesn't come out.
How much would you pay for it?
-That's a sound estimate, yes. Mother?
-We're going £10.
Oh, dear, OK. £28.
Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's little water jug.
Right then, Charles, here's something to excite you.
Tim, I'm a great fan of all the experts and Mr Harper,
-but this really is something I would not really touch.
I'm sure David's bought it for its decorative appeal, for its moment of being in the majolica style,
but just from the noise it makes, we know it's late...
probably even Far Eastern rather than being majolica and Continental.
-Is it worth a £5 note?
-Is it worth £20?
On a good day, with two collectors who want a nice decorative jug,
-and decorative being the operative word.
-All right, fine.
£28 David paid for that, and he rates it as a bonus buy.
We shall see. Next for the Blue team, first is the Poole bowl, is that any good?
Of course, it is the Delphis pattern and importantly we know
with any good decorative art, condition is all-important.
So my guide price is again between £20 and £30.
-£35 paid, so they're out of the frame with that one.
Next is the silver bullet, is that any good, that pendant?
Do you like it?
-Not my style, I'm afraid.
No. It's quite a heavy pendant really, isn't it?
-It's a good lump of silver, an ingot almost.
-Yes, almost. How much then?
-£10 to £15.
-Great, they only paid £10.
So that's got some potential.
And then our third item, which is old Clarice Cliff's Crocus bowl.
The Bizarre range, 1928-1932.
This is a bit later, probably mid-30s, great name, great design.
It's Clarice Cliff at her very best.
Good. Well, what's your estimate? Between £50 and £70.
£70 paid. So we're just on the edge of frame there, Charles.
-Yes, we are.
-So there's one or two holes for these Blues, they'll need the bonus buy, I reckon.
Let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Toto, Ricardo, you've spent £115, which was a very conservative amount.
You gave £185 to James to blow,
and this could be a table here, James, are you going to reveal all?
Here we go. It's quite a lot of table.
Cor. Look at that.
-You've done your back.
There we are, it's quite a weight. Marble and, what do they call it?
Blackwood. Is it called blackwood?
The Chinese call it huanghuali actually.
Ricardo, how does that grab you?
-Yeah, it's a lump isn't it?
-It certainly is.
-Toto, how does that grab you?
-Yeah, I like it.
It's a nice piece of furniture.
I think you'll agree, this is an exquisitely made piece of Chinese furniture.
-Yeah, I love this sort of stuff.
-It would date from when do you think, James,
-About 1910, 1920, or something like that?
There's one thing we do need to ask here, isn't there, Toto?
That's right, yes. Price.
-That wasn't the first instalment then?
-No, it's the whole price.
Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about the huanghuali stand.
Well, Charles, I'm not carting that thing about. I mean that is heavy.
Even by closing your eyes and lifting it, you just feel the fact it's period.
And we can see the carving is superb, the stylised cabriole leg and
the scrolling on the stretcher below, has a good patination about it.
Well, that cunning monkey Braxton only paid £65 for it, his bonus buy.
-Did he really?
-Do you think this could make £150?
I think our realistic cautious guide price would be between £100 and £150.
-Still not bad on a £65 purchase, is it?
-Thank you, Charles.
Now, Heather and Laura, are you feeling at all nervous?
A mother and daughter at a high pitch of excitement, what could be better?
First item, though, is the Egyptian box, and here it comes.
Modern pillbox, 133, cover enamelled with a camel.
Look at it, do I see £5 for it?
I'll take £5, five, eight, ten...
12, 15... one more?
12 there. Do I see 15 down here, the lady at 15...18?
One more. I'll take £16 if it helps you.
16, 18, 20,
I'll take 20 now surely? £18 bid.
£18 all out? Yes, we are.
-He sold for £18, two shy of twenty. That's minus £14.
Now the Russell Flint drawing.
-It all hangs on this, darling.
I have got some interest, and I am bid £25.
Do I see eight? £25.
Do I see eight now? I've got 25.
28, 30, two, five, eight, 40...
Do I see two now? 40 I'll take. Two surely?
£40, fair warning. All done.
-£40, we say sale. All out.
-£40, that's a killer that.
That's minus 60. £74 that is, minus 74.
Now the scent bottle. Gosh, this has got to do well.
Where do we start, a number of bids here, I will start £20.
Do I see two now? 20. I'll take two, two Miss White.
-25, 28 Miss White.
-Go on, Miss White!
30, do I see two?
I'm out at £32. Do I see five now, come on.
Five, 38. One more! 38! Well done.
40. One more? 40, yes.
£40, the lady in the scarf, it's yours, fair warning all done.
We say sale, at £40 it's going, it's going. It's gone.
Well done, that's perfect.
That's a profit of £10 on that, which is great,
-which means you are minus £64.
£64. What are we doing about this water jug?
-We'll go for it.
You are minus 64, are you going to go with it?
-It can't be any worse.
Just look at it.
It's a delightful, very stylish,
majolica-style water jug,
Very, very nice.
Where do we start? I'm bid nothing.
Do I see £5?
Surely for a very stylish jug, do I see £5 to start me off?
£5 ma'am, I'm out. Obviously I'm out! £5.
-Do I see eight?
Come on, it's cheap at that, £5 bid. Do I see eight now? Come on.
Five, eight, ten,
-12. One more, 15. 18?
£15 I am bid.
Do I see 18? At £15 once, twice...
I'll take 18, no, fair warning at £15, the lady, it's yours.
Oh, well done.
You're minus £77, kids.
-Minus £77 could be winning score, you never know.
-Don't talk to the Blues.
-Now, Tony and Richard, do you know how the Reds got on?
-Not at all.
-You've not been talking to them?
-No, not a clue.
Great, because we don't want you to know.
Anyway, first up is the Poole bowl and here it comes.
I am bid straight in at 12...
15, 18, 20, 22. Do I see five now? 22.
Do I see five? Surely it's a good object for that.
I don't see it, so we sell at £22.
£22, that's minus £13. I never liked that Poole stuff.
-Now the bullet.
-It's a start!
Great object and I am bid ten.
-12, 15, £18...
-Well, in profit.
..on commission. Do I see 20 now? 18.
Do I see 20 for it? 18.
Do I see 20? Come on. £18. We sell on commission at £18.
-All out, we are.
-Well done, Jimmy.
-£18 is plus eight, which is very good.
-That's all right.
Here we go, Clarice Cliff.
I've got one, two, three, four bids.
-So I will start at £45.
-That's a good start.
Do I see 50 now? 45, 50,
five, 60, sir?
-I'll take one more and be out, 55, sir.
Nobody says. I am bid £55.
70 I'm out, 70. I'll take five now.
One more surely? Fair warning and we'll sell to you in the doorway at £70.
At £70, all out. We go at 70.
-£70, it's wiped its face.
-You are back to minus £5.
-Minus a fiver.
Are you going to have a go at the old Chinese hardwood as your bonus?
-Yes, yeah, yeah.
You're going to go with the bonus buy.
I've got one, two, three, four bids, and the phone line, Miss White.
-On the phone, there she is.
-Ooh, yes! Yes.
There we are, nice lot this.
Where do we start?
I will begin this lot at...£65.
-70, 80, 90.
I am bid...
Do I see 140 in the room? 130 I am bid.
Do I see 140, do I see 140?
Otherwise we go to the phone.
140, 150, 160, 170,
-Wonder if we'll get to 200.
-200, 210, 220...
230, 240 and I am out at £240.
-Keep it coming.
-Do I see 250?
Or at 240 all done.
We say sell on the phone line, yours.
240 to Miss White!
-Oh, yes! Absolutely.
Couldn't do much better than that, £240.
-Well, that makes you 235, that's all right.
-It's not a bad day, Tim.
-Then you've got 65 off that, is that plus £170?
-That's £170 worth of profit.
-Doesn't sound bad at all.
-THEY ALL CHUCKLE
I think you should shake him by the hand.
-We might buy him a lemonade.
-We'll buy you a drink.
-Been chatting at all between the teams?
-Not at all.
Well, in all my years on Bargain Hunt,
I don't think we've had two teams that are quite so poles apart.
-It should come as no surprise to the Reds that you are the runners-up today.
Minus £77 is a bit of a shocker.
The scent bottle made a profit of £10 but otherwise everything else
-sadly did not do as well as it might have done, right?
You've had a really good go and we hope you've had a nice time.
But the winners today have a debt of gratitude
beyond the call of normal duty
in their expert because their expert produced a profit of £175.
£175! A maestro!
They were £5 down the drain and then along came Mr Braxton
with his £240 Chinese urn stand, which turned out to be an earner.
-There we go, isn't that brilliant?
-Wonderful, thank you very much.
Richard, you are gripping £170 there, which is a red-letter day.
-What will you do with the cash?
-It's going to Richard, he needs it.
I'm happy with that, I'm happy with that!
What more generous father could you have?!
Anyway, we've had a wonderful day, congratulations all round.
It's lovely to see you, in fact join us soon
-for some more Bargain Hunting. Yes?
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The bargain hunters are at Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair hoping to bag a bargain and make some cash at auction with the help of experts David Harper and James Braxton. Meanwhile, Tim Wonnacott visits stately home Doddington Hall.