The teams are at the Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair, but will they find some buried treasure they can make a profit from at auction? Tim visits Doddington Hall.
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Today we're at a racecourse where horses have been trotting round the track for over 100 years,
but will our teams fall at the first fence?
Will they "rein" supreme today?
Oh, dear! Let's find out.
Let's go bargain-hunting.
We're up in Yorkshire today at the famous Wetherby Racecourse
where we've got two teams
chomping at the bit to get in and amongst all these antiques.
Let's have a butchers at the form here at the Jaguar Antiques Fair, oh, yes!
The Reds need some geeing by David.
Come on, girls, dash!
And the Blues feel the pressure.
-We'll have to motor now.
-Yes, we haven't got long left.
But which team will be favourite down at the auction?
-Fair warning and then we say sale.
The gents did well today, let down by our lady friend.
-Oh, poor mother!
-It's always mother fault, isn't it?
You can't be blaming your mother!
And all that's for later.
Right now, though, let's take a look at the runners.
For the Reds today we have friends Nicki and Terri and they're up against
the mother-and-son terrific combo of Mark and Anne-Marie.
-Welcome. Now, you're both work colleagues, yes?
Tell us about that and Bargain Hunt.
Well, we're home care workers and that involves looking after people in the community
and when we're doing that at lunchtime, we like to integrate it with Bargain Hunt watching.
-So do you find that most of the elderly customers they've got it on, have they?
-Oh, yeah, most of them.
-Yeah. And do you think you can do as well as the other contestants that you've seen?
-We'll give it a go.
-Now, Terri, you're an animal lover.
I am. I've got two dogs, four cats, a tortoise, a snake and a lizard.
-So what does he like to gobble up, a neighbour every so often or how does it work?
No, he only likes rats.
Oh, he likes rats!
-And, Nicki, you've got some unexpected hobbies?
They're quite manly, hobbies.
-Fishing and gardening.
-Tell us about the fishing.
Well, I was fishing on a rock in a river
in the rapids and I thought I'd caught a big trout, my first trout.
It took me 20 minutes, half an hour to land it and then when I pulled it up it was a big branch!
Have you got any team tactics?
You've got to have some strangulation games with these snakes.
No, just have fun, really.
-And make a profit.
-That's fighting talk. That's what we like.
Although you need to be frightened about Mark,
because you landed a job that 3,000 other people applied for, right?
Yeah, it was quite competitive.
I started work with the Royal Mail.
I'm now their Environmental Technical Manager.
Now, you're a competition winner, Mark, tell us about that.
I was in a nightclub at university on a Wednesday night and there was a celebrity lookalike competition
and I somehow got voted as Richard Gere lookalike.
Well, it's true, isn't it?
When I saw you, I thought, he does look like Richard Gere, don't you think?
Yeah, I can see it a little bit.
Now, Anne-Marie, you have been married to Mark's father for 28 years.
-I have, yes.
-And what's the secret recipe in that marriage?
-He listens to me.
-Does as he's... No, not does as he's told.
No, we're on the same track.
We've worked together at everything we've done and we're happy together.
So what sort of things are you two going to find today on Bargain Hunt?
Well, I'm looking for some silver because I quite like silver...
-And maybe some ceramics.
Anything that makes a profit.
I'll go with a bit of a strategy in mind,
but most likely go out the window as soon as I start picking up random rubbish.
Tell us this strategy. Come on, share this.
I don't know, the other team are listening.
Oh, I see. Yes, OK. Well, we'll see how you perform in just a moment because this is the money moment.
£300. £300. You know the rules, your experts await and off you go and very, very, very good luck.
He does look a bit like Richard Gere, don't you think?
But they can't very well go out shopping on their own, can they?
Let's give them some expert help and throw in David Harper for the Reds.
The Reds? Absolutely.
Single time or double time?
Oh, single time. OK, on my way, cheers.
And how about James Braxton for the Blue team?
Yes, oh, thank you, Tim. Yeah, I'd love the work.
The Blue team? I'll be right there.
Right then, experts booked, now the rules.
Each team gets £300 and an hour to buy three items.
They put their items at auction and the team that makes the most profit wins.
Simple really, like me!
Now, we've met everybody let's get on with the game and the hour to shop starts now.
I've got to please you two, that's my job.
-OK, let's have a look.
-Keep... Keep an open mind.
That's quite nice.
Oh, I'm not keen on that at all.
You've got a real glittery eye you two. You're like a pair of magpies.
-I haven't seen anything here.
-It's definitely not...
So let's see you grab something that you really like.
-Right, here we go.
-What do you want to have a look at?
-like that vase.
-Could we have a look at that vase? Could we...
-Is it vAHse or vAIse?
I think vAHse, isn't it? We can call it vAISe if you want to.
-Is it the yellow one? I like the yellow one as well.
-You like the yellow one, too?
-Yeah, let's have a look at the yellow one. Is it Murano, this one? What is it?
-I don't know.
-Well, often you just refer to them as Murano because Murano is a very well-known maker.
Venetian, Italian. Good ding.
Yeah, it is a good ding. Give it a ding yourself.
-It's nice, isn't it?
-Daren't break it!
-No, you won't, really.
Lovely colour. What do you think, Terri?
-I quite like that.
-She's a great saleswoman.
So what's your best on that?
-What's on it?
-Listen to this.
Isn't that awful?
-Do vases sell?
And people collect glass and, you know, if we buy it for a tenner...
IF we buy it for a tenner, then I think there's room for some profit.
There's got to be.
But is it going to be a tenner?
No, it's definitely not going to be a tenner. 13. >
23's on it. Yeah. >
-What do you think?
I like it, but I'm not...
-sure about the price.
-I don't know if it'll make anything. < 14.
-Meet us halfway.
-No, I've come really down.
Have you? Girls, it's over to you.
-Go on, then.
-I think we should go...
-All right. Thank you very much.
Great, that's the first one bagged.
Back with the Blue team. Is Mark looking at Richard Gere memorabilia?
-Put them down.
-I know, yeah.
Yeah, this is all...
-That's a silver football player over there.
-Oh, let's have a look.
Let's have a look. It's a folding cigarette case?
Yeah, it's the first time out, so it hasn't been seen before.
-It's not cleaned your anything.
-Just as it's come. And the best on that is 35.
It might be all right for business cards.
Quite fun with footballers, isn't it?
Yeah, and I've got two silver 1920s silver football pin and brooch and they're from the 20s.
-What do you think to those?
-Just a little brooch.
-Oh, with the foot...
And the best on the brooch would be 20.
They're quite nice. I think there are quite fun and sporting.
Do you think it might be worthwhile?
-I think it's quite fun, but they're not big money, are they?
-No, they're not.
No. I think, yeah, £50 and £20.
-Did he say he'd go a bit less?
-How much did you say? What was...
30 and 20, so the two for 50.
Or you could have the two for 50.
Yes, do you think... I like that.
I think that's rather fun.
-Yeah, that's fine.
-Are you happy?
-Are you sure?
-Yeah. It's silver, I like silver, so we'll go with that.
-I think that's rather fun, that.
-I think we'll take these.
-So what sort of price did you say?
50 for the two. Great.
Well, I've got to try it, haven't I?
Come on, Blues! Don't agree to buy it and then try to haggle the price down.
At least that's two items in one hit, though. Clever tactic.
Now let's see if the Reds' negotiating skills are as good.
-You ever heard of Royal Doulton?
I like them.
I mean, a good... A good brand.
Nicely marked on the base there.
What do we reckon date wise?
-Yeah. Could be, couldn't they? I mean, they've got a bit of an Art Nouveau feel to them,
-but they're later, aren't they, than Art Nouveau?
-What's trade on those?
-Oh, he's horrible, isn't he?
A bit expensive.
-I'd have them at 75.
-No, you won't get them.
No, I won't. I definitely won't?
You definitely won't, no.
OK, I think they might be too dear for us, but that's a potential.
-We've got stacks of time, we've only had 12 minutes.
-So let's keep on looking.
Now, while that lot have been doing their shopping I've been doing a bit of browsing myself.
The stalls of course vary in the fairs, but some of the stallholders are indeed great specialists,
for example, this particular stall which is stuffed with Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau objects.
But out of the plethora of things on this stall what's particularly caught my eye is these two things.
Now, first of all, what do you think they are?
I have to admit that these objects are great favourites of mine.
I've got a little collection of them.
They're actually knife rests.
You'd have this set up on your dining table or sideboard so that when you've finished with a utensil
probably the carving knife, you can simply lay it on the top of this rest so that the greasy,
grubby, gravy-encrusted knife doesn't swill around on the top of the sideboard and make it dirty.
Design-wise, these little pierced pieces are known as Celtic knots.
The designer, Archibald Knox, was fascinated by ancient Celtic crosses and the like.
If I turn it upside down, you don't find any hallmarks or anything on these.
They look like silver, actually they're made of pewter, polished pewter, and pewter will polish
to look bright and silvery like this, but underneath it's got a serial mark and that says 0492.
If you look this up in the design books you'll find that Archibald Knox
designed these for Liberty & Co and they were made in pairs around 1900 to 1904.
What do you think they're worth? 50 quid? £100? Not a bit of it.
In pewter these things are worth £650.
Now you understand why they're unlikely to be in my collection.
I have to add, though, if you found them in silver
with a little bit of enamel at the bottom, the self same shape and size could be worth as much as £15,000.
Now, back to our saucy teams who've had about 20 minutes so far.
The Blues are on their last item, while the Reds have two more to find.
-Is that a picture?
< A load of 18th-century prints.
-Let's look at these.
-William III. I suppose we've got... Who else have we got there?
-You've got George II.
-And James II.
-James II, OK.
What do you think about these?
-Not my thing, really.
-Me neither. What kind of person would be interested in them, though?
< A print collector, an interior...
They're cheap at a tenner a go, but whether they'll make any profit...
-What do you think?
-It's not something I'd buy.
-Not for you. OK.
-It's their day.
-Shall we move on?
-OK. Listen, we're going to dash on because they're not that keen on them.
-They're not that keen?
-Very tactful, David.
Those that are always keen always lose!
-But thanks for trying. I appreciate it.
-All the best. Cheers.
-It's not our era.
These Reds are definitely hard to please, but they're going to have to buy something soon.
-Let's give them a bit of a gee up. How are you doing, all right?
-Yeah, think so.
-You think so?
-We've only got one thing at the minute.
-Well, out of small acorns great oak trees grow.
-That's what they say. Look at Harper here.
-Freezing his head off.
-Yeah. You should never go out without a hat. Where's MY hat?
-Anyway, good luck.
# Where did you get that hat? Where did you get that tile?
# Isn't it a lovely one? It's just the proper style
# Where'er I go, they shout "Hello! Where did you get that hat?" #
-Is that like a...?
-Yeah, a little machine.
-A coffee grinder, is it?
-No, that's the coffee grinder.
-What are your milling machines for?
-They are crimping irons.
-It means that
when you have starched collars and cuffs and you want to get
-a frill on them or something, there's various different gradations there so that you get a big...
-Oh, I see!
..frill or a very tight one.
-It looks really interesting, doesn't it?
-Yes, it's good, isn't it?
-But they don't come cheap.
-Yeah, I would imagine.
-< But they are interesting.
Well, Blues, you've still got £250 tucked up your sleeve and only 20 minutes to spend it in.
-We'll have to motor now.
-Yeah, we haven't got long left.
Now, what have those Reds spotted?
What do you think about that?
-Do you know what it is?
-I thought there was a bit of silence coming from you two.
A cheroot holder or cigarette holder or cigar holder.
Oh, yeah, it would be a cigar with that. Is that silver, then?
-That's silver. Very pretty, isn't it?
-It is quite nice.
-I think it's pretty, but...
-Is it really?
-It's a real quality thing, but what's nice about that more than anything else,
first of all it's quite wide so you can get a good-sized cigar in there
-as opposed to the tiny little small cheroot holder.
And, secondly, more importantly, it's got the box.
-I like its little box. It's cute.
-I like that, and it's got silver on it.
-What would be the trade?
-Because you're both very beautiful, £20.
£20. Now, when you say both, is it me and which one of them?
-I said both, but all three of you.
Do you think it would do...do well?
I think, you know, it would have to do more than £20.
It would be a really poor show if it did less than £20.
-But if you like it, shall we try a bit more?
Now, let's see what those Reds have learned about getting the best price.
-Look into his eyes.
How about 17?
-You're meant to start at the lower price!
This is the new way of negotiating.
What we do is we give you a really good price and then try and reduce it. It doesn't often work.
-Shall we go in the middle at 16?
-Are you happy at that?
-Yes, I think we should go for it.
-Yeah. Thank you.
Obviously not a lot, then! But, never mind, at least they've bought their second item,
so it's level pegging with the Blues who are also looking for that elusive third item.
I did have an idea of what I might find, but I haven't found it yet.
Well, let's keep looking.
Do you fancy joining us on the show?
Well, put your fingers were your keyboard is and email us at...
So now I'm really starting to panic a bit here with you two.
-Let's do a time check. We've got 12 minutes to go.
-We've bought two items.
What do we have up our sleeve?
Do we have anything?
What do you mean up our sleeve?
As an emergency buy. What have we seen that we could go back and buy?
-We've seen them vases.
The ones that... Was it the Royal Doulton?
-They're very expensive.
-But we weren't really a fan, were we?
The six prints, he said 40, I bid him 20, we might get them for 30.
-How much have we spent so far?
-No, not much at all.
-We don't have to spend it all, it's up to you, really.
-If we see something expensive and we've got the money we'll have it.
-But with two minutes to go...
-..what are we going to fall back on?
Well, those prints might not even be there!
-Exactly, that's the excitement, isn't it, really?
-We live on adrenaline here!
-We'll, we've got two minutes left.
OK, well, so in ten minutes' time I'm going to stop you and we're going to run and buy something.
While the Reds prepare to do some running, the Blues take a more leisurely pace.
-Oh, look, that's nice. Is that for sticks, then?
Do you think there'd be anything in that?
Oh, it's got... It's got a diamond registration mark.
-And then they've put these sort of drip trays, haven't they, here?
And it's intact, which is amazing because these cast-iron ones are terribly vulnerable.
One thing you must do is just double check to see if it's all all right.
But the sheer fact that it's still structurally sound is...
is something, isn't it?
It's even got the cobwebs!
-Yeah. It looks really fresh underneath there.
But then you swing it over and you realise it's probably lain in one place all this time.
-Yeah, so you can see...
-And here it's pitted where all the wet from the umbrellas...
-It's had some use.
-Yeah, it's had some use.
-I like that. I quite like that.
-I would have that.
-So I'd pay for that.
-How old would something like that be?
Oh, strongly high Victorian, isn't it?
-What's the price on it?
It's priced up at 125, what...
Could you do it for 70?
-What's the best?
I quite like it and I think we're running out of time,
-it's a substantial piece, it's all there, so we're going to go for it?
-Go for it, well done.
-That's a yes, Blue team.
-I have some money.
-You've got some money.
I'm going against the Yorkshireman's grade and handing over money!
We said 85? Yeah, £5 change then please, sir.
-Thank you very much.
-Yeah, we're going with that. Happy?
High five, indeed. That's it for the Blues.
How are those Reds getting on?
-We'll have to dash upstairs...
-For them prints.
To the prints or the vases and a quick look around will give us some time, yeah?
-So come on then.
I sense panic in the Red camp.
They're going back to an earlier stallholder with only a couple of minutes to spare.
-Would 90 quid buy them?
-We can go 95.
-Yeah. They've got to be 170 for them.
-Oh, we can't. 100 quid and we're done.
-Well, we can't do it.
Right, go on, let's get upstairs.
-Come on, girls, dash!
-Come on, you!
We're back. I've brought them back to you.
-Now, the prints.
Can you do them for 20?
I'll do them for 30.
-Meet me halfway at 25 we'll have them.
-All right, because she did a smile.
That's it, stop the clock!
I wonder how much cash they've actually spent because, of course, the experts go and spend that
leftover lolly on the bonus buy, which is revealed later at the auction and the teams decide
whether to gamble or not, any profits being added to their score and of course any losses deducted.
Let's check out now what the Red team bought.
The Reds started with the 1960 yellow vase at a smashing £14.
They pocketed this 19th-century cigar holder for £16.
Ah, put that in your pipe and smoke it!
And, finally, they did the deal on these six monarch prints
at a right royal snip at £25.
Now, don't tell me you spent all the money!
-I'm not going to tell you, I'll leave it to these two.
-How much did you spend?
-What, on the first item?
What do you mean? No?
-You only spent £55 in total!
-It's got to be close to a record, hasn't it?
You did the whole lot for £55?
You are joking, aren't you?
-We're wishing we were!
This is going to be riveting. Are you going to make any profit at all?
I mean, how much profit do you predict on £55 then, expert?
Thanks for putting me on the spot there, Tim! I think we might...
-We might double our money. We might.
Yeah, because we've negotiated very hard.
OK, well, £55 then, I want £245. Look at this!
This is practically the same as what I gave you!
-What will you do with it?
-I could buy anything I want.
I could buy anything in this sale, I think.
I'm going to go on the phone now and order up Securicor to look after him
because he needs protection with all this money to carry around all on your own.
-Well, good luck, David.
And you girls I think are positively naughty!
Now, let's check out what the Blues bought, eh?
The Blues also had a smoking theme
with this silver cigarette case for £30.
And this rather sporty silver Danish football brooch
for a goalscoring £20.
Finally, for this cast-iron umbrella stand they paid £85.
Let's hope it won't dampen any profits down at the auction.
-So how much did you spend overall, then?
-You spent £135.
That's brilliant. So I want 165 of leftover lolly. There we go.
That's a first-class delivery.
Good. Now, James, what are you going to do with 165, old fruit?
I will try and spend as much as possible.
I'm not going to come back and say, well, I...
-He's only spent £8.
-Extraordinarily good luck.
But, for us, we're off somewhere really rather spectacular.
We're going to Duh... Duh... Duh... Doddington Hall.
I've come to Doddington Hall near Lincoln
and I'm going to have a closer look around the house and gardens.
What's charming about this house is that it stands today as it did 400 years ago.
An inventory of the contents in 1607
recorded a total of 85 pieces of furniture spread throughout the house.
That's just two pieces in each room!
Well, there are certainly more than two pieces of furniture in this, the Great Hall.
But strangely enough in these stately homes it's often not so much the furniture but the subsidiary objects
that hold the most interesting history and stories.
What do you think about this fellow?
Well, what is it to start off with?
Massively constructed out of wrought iron, but extremely badly pitted
so this has been out of doors for a long period of time
and it seems to be some sort of cage.
If we refer to the family almanac,
on this particular page it tells the story of a fellow called Thomas Otter
and it describes how he had an affair with a young girl called Mary Kirkham.
Now Mary Kirkham got into an unfortunate condition
and as a result he was obliged to marry her.
It says here that the same evening that the marriage took place he murdered her,
and on the 12th of March he's committed by the assize to be hung, drawn and quartered.
And the almanac records the gibbet
within which his skull was to be enclosed
and hung as close to the place that he committed his heinous crime.
And this is the gibbet and this is the illustration in the family almanac.
On a slightly jollier note,
we've got another iron construction here.
It looks like the mask of Zorro except it's got this great
pointed piece at the front which is pierced with holes.
I'm told this thing was made in the 17th century and it's something called a scold's bridle.
What you do is to unhinge this frame and insert your wife's head.
If you were married to one of those incredibly bossy woman
in the 17th century and you wanted to make an example of her,
to shut her up for the day you would lock her head
inside one of these things and parade her through the village.
She's incapable of speaking because this thing encloses her tongue
and when you took her out of the scold's bridle she'd behave herself.
The big question today is how much punishment are our teams about to take over at the auction?
-Charles, lovely to be back in Mackworth.
-Great to see you.
-Nicki and Terri
start off with this Murano lookalike vase.
I think, Tim, you can only value it really from its facade and, yes...
Yes, it's Murano, Italian in inspiration and decor.
Yes. And worth £5 or £10? Or a bit more than that?
Tim, I always say, whenever we estimate anything
between £20 and £30 we sell it, so if it makes £5 it will go.
-So it could sell for a fiver.
-and if that's the way it goes, it just depends on who's here.
A bit more of a period piece, though, is the cigar holder.
I think that as a little collector's item is a proper object.
-How do you rate it?
-Tim, I rate it quite highly.
The casting is good, it hasn't been worn too much and it's in fairly good order.
-Tim, my estimate is between £20 and £30.
-Well, that cunning monkey David Harper...
-He found that for £16.
And their last item are these six 18th-century prints.
I can't really believe that in Hogarth frames like this, although
they're modern Hogarth frames, you can buy six of these jokers for £25! Anyway, what's your estimate?
Tim, I like them very much and I think our guide price is still very inexpensive at £30-£40.
Really? So I don't think they'll need their bonus buy at all, but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
Nicki and Terri, you spent a ridiculous £55,
which is positively shameful I have to tell you, and you gave that cunning monkey Harper 245 notes.
What have you got?
This is one of a pair, girls, of very decorative, very modern,
they're not antique at all, but they're a real designer piece.
You've got two of them, mirrors with candle sconces.
These girls are worried you spent more than £4 on them!
That's what's really worried them.
I think they were an absolute bargain. Bevelled glass, really good quality...
-How much were they?
-For no money.
-You get straight to it, I know!
55. Same as you spent on three items, I spent on my one bonus item.
I think they should make a profit.
-Will they double their money?
I would happily pay £100 for them.
Yes. So, bear in mind what he's just said to you, all right?
You're not picking now, you'll choose after the sale of your first three items.
But for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David Harper's tin mirrors.
So here you go, Charles.
This is one of a pair of girandole.
-Found by David Harper.
-He rates them in the mid-20th-century metalwork school.
-Yes. They're fairly inexpensive.
-They're fairly... What they called tinny.
I don't like them very much, sorry.
-Do you like them?
I think they're absolutely hideous, but I have to say for £55
as a decorator's item for a pair of girandole in some decorator's shop I think they're not too bad.
That's it for that lot, Charles.
Now for the Blues. We've got something completely different.
Tim, obviously what we have here is a cigarette case with a footballer on in profile with his ball.
Early memorabilia with a football is highly sought after.
I would date this case to probably the 1920s.
-It's George V.
It's going to appeal to a collector.
Yes. How much is it going to appeal to a collector?
I think, Tim, it's going to make, hopefully, around £30.
-OK, fine. £30 is paid.
-So that's brilliant.
Now, not reflecting an obsession at all, but the next item happens to relate to football.
-How do you rate the brooch?
-It's a small Danish standard football brooch.
I'm all almost certain this small pendant would be earlier than the case, perhaps by ten or so years.
-What's it worth?
-Guide price £20-£30.
-£20 is all they paid.
-I think we're doing rather well here.
Now, moving material from silver and plate to cast iron, how do you rate this umbrella stand, Charles?
-How do you rate it?
-I think they're good things. I don't know if it's Coalbrookedale.
-It's not a really fancy casting.
But it's not a bad thing, Charles.
We are slightly sceptical of its pedigree.
-Therefore our guide price, Tim, is between £50 and £70.
-£85 they paid.
-It wasn't dear.
On that happy note we'd better go and have a look at the bonus buy.
Now, Mark and Anne-Marie, you spent £135, which is not so much, you gave James £165.
-James, what did you spend it on?
-Here we are. I spent a princely sum of...
I'll let you guess the amount.
-What do you think of this lovely copper tray?
-Is it copper?
-It is copper, yeah.
Feel it. Feel the warmth.
I smell a bit of profit there.
-About £120? £100?
No, in fact, I bought it for £30.
Oh, well, it's got to make a profit really, hasn't it?
-It should do.
-I quite like it.
-It's continental, James?
-I wonder what kind of profit it will make?
-I think it should do 50 to 80.
-About 50... Oh, right.
Well, anything over 30 and we're in a winning position, aren't we?
-Well, just hang on to these thoughts, all right?
Because, for viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about the ghoulish dish.
Well, Charles, have a look at this.
On the face of it, a salmon dish because it's the right shape for...
-..a bit of fish, but just look at that beautifully embossed panel on either end.
What's going on with that face?
I mean, this could be 1910, couldn't it, that sort of period?
I certainly feel, Tim, it's 1910.
I mean, that is a good bit of metalwork cunningly found by the James Braxton.
-He paid £30 for it. What's your estimate?
-My value will be between £50 and £70.
That would be brilliant. If you can turn on a profit for James on this mystery object,
that would indeed be gratifying.
Jolly good, Charles. We know we can rely on you
-with your usual enthusiastic auctioneering style.
-I hope so.
We'll, what you call, stand by.
Various others. 91. Where do we start?
I'm bid £30. Do I see five now?
I'll take five. 40.
Nicki and Terri, does this beat the caring profession or what?
-Yes, it does.
-I mean, one minute you're flogging around
the elderly doing your best for them and the next minute you're in an exciting auction like this.
It's good fun, isn't it? Perfect.
So the first lot up is the Murano vase and here it comes.
Lot 50. We're racing on today.
We have got a very, very nice 1960s' yellow art glass vase
in the Murano style.
I'm bid £8 here.
Do I see ten surely?
£8. Come on, do I see ten for a very fine decorative vase?
I look for ten. Fair warning, we say... £10, sir.
10 I'm bid. Do I see 12 now?
Thanks for coming. 10, I'll take 12.
Fair warning and then we say sale.
10 all out? Yes, we are.
£10 to you, sir, and standing right there.
Minus £4. Bad luck, darlings,
-but you couldn't ask him to sell it better than that, could you?
-He tried really hard.
-He tried really hard.
Next up is the cheroot holder.
A hallmarked 1898, hallmarked Chester.
I'm only bid £18 for this lot.
Do I see 20? Two. Five.
I'm out at £25.
Do I see eight, surely? At £25.
Do I see eight? I'll take one more.
Come on. Eight. 30. Two.
Five. Last chance.
At £32 it's going to you.
32, well done, you've doubled your money. So that's plus £16.
My number is now 52.
Delightful set of six engraved monarchs of England plates.
I'm only bid for these £20.
Do I see two now?
It's not much is it, £20?
At two. Five. Eight.
One more, sir, I'll be out. £28.
Do I see 30 now, surely?
I look for 30. Fair warning, all done.
One more do I see? Come on.
At £28. Once, twice, we say sale to you, sir. All out.
£28. Nothing the matter with that.
It's £3 profit, so overall you are plus 15, all right?
You have £15, you've actually got money in the bank which is remarkable on Bargain Hunt.
Now, what are you going to do, are you going to risk it by going with the pair of mirrors?
Now, you heard David exalt these mirrors, right?
£25 apiece, good decorator's items, bound to look lovely in anybody's house etc, etc.
What, girls, are you going to do? This is a tough one.
I think we should stick with the profit we've already made.
Yeah, because they're not antiques and everything's antiques today, so we're not going to do with them.
That's a very poor excuse, isn't it? Let's be honest.
Well, we can't offer any additional advice. You've heard all the facts up to now.
-If you've made your decision...
-And it's not to go with the bonus buy.
You're not going to be persuaded one way or the other. Decision's made.
-They're not going with the bonus buy. But we're going to sell the mirrors anyway.
Number now 56.
We've got the pair of 20th-century delightfully decorative oval
gilt metal twin-branch wall mirrors being shown, or girandoles.
I am bid straight in here with one, two, three commission bids.
18. 20. Two. Five. Eight. 30. 32.
Five. Eight. It takes my under bid, do I see £40 now?
38. Do I see 40 for a fine pair? 40.
I've got eight.
50. And I'm out.
Do I see two now? 50 I'll take two.
Come on, it should be £100.
They're a pair and very nice. Do I see two?
-Fair warning, all done. I'll take two. £50. We say sell.
I'll take two, surely? Come on, one more do I see?
Come on. Fair warning.
To you, sir, we say sale.
All out? Yes, we are.
They're yours, sir, well played.
-Well, you're £5 off.
Very close though, Dave, very close.
My heart was going to give in then!
You guys made the right decision.
You're very cute, you chicks, I tell you.
You didn't go with the bonus buy, you've wrapped up all your £15 profit.
-And for all we know £15 could be a winning score, all right?
So don't say anything to the Blues.
15. 18. 20.
115! I've got 120.
-Mark, Anne-Marie, do you know how the Reds got on?
-No? We don't want you to either.
First item up is the football case and here it comes.
71, a very, very nice silver-plated cigarette case.
I will start this lot at £18.
Do I see 20 now? 18 for this delightful case.
Do I 20? 20. Two.
Five, sir. I'm out.
25. Do I see eight now. Come on. For £25. Do I see eight surely?
-You paid 30.
-One more do I see? All done?
Once, twice, three times to you, sir, standing at 25. Yours.
-Mark, you're minus £5 on that.
Better luck with the brooch.
My number is 72, the delightful Danish silver standard
spade- or pendant-shaped silver football pendant.
I am bid £15.
£15 now. Do I see 18, surely?
Come on. At 15 now.
18, Sir Paul. 20. Two. Five. Eight.
I'm out. Do I see 30? Come on.
-At £28 now.
-Come on! A bit more!
At £28. I'll take 30.
At £28, all out.
-We are to you, Sir Paul.
-You are plus £8 and overall plus three.
My number is now 73.
Cast-iron stick stand with a registration lozenge mark.
In good order. I will start this lot at 30.
Five. 40. Five. 50.
Do I see five now?
50. I'll take five for it. Come on.
Surely one more? Five.
Was that 55? Yeah.
One more do I see?
At £55. Once, twice, are you sure?
At £55 to you, sir, we say sale.
-£55. I'm very sorry, that's your failing at the last fence.
It's minus £30 on that.
-So overall you are minus 27.
-It's always my fault, isn't it? Yes.
-It's not your fault, darling. It was a perfectly nice stick stand.
-It was a nice stick stand.
-There was nothing the matter with that.
It's just what they call cheap at £55. Don't you feel badly about that.
It was a perfectly nice thing.
Now, what are you going to do, then? You're minus £27, that might be a winning score.
What are you going to do about the bonus buy?
-Are you going to go with this copper tray?
-We've got to go with it.
-We'll go with the scary dish.
-All right, we have a decision.
We're going with the bonus buy and here it comes.
My number is now 77. A delightful Art Nouveau fish platter.
There we are. I will start here...
I must begin at 22. Five. Eight. 30.
Two. Do I see five now?
Do I see 35, surely?
Come on. At £32 now. Do I see five?
Fair warning. I'll have one more, surely? All done. We shall say sale.
All out. We go at £32. Yes, we are.
-You made a profit of £2, which is overall minus £25.
But that could have done so much better. The auctioneer's estimate on that plate was £50 to £70 for it.
-He said it potentially was £50 to £70 and it made 32.
-It's a profit, James. We're grateful for any profit.
-But it might have done better.
-We'll clutch at anything.
-We'll clutch at anything.
-The gents did well today, let down by our lady friend.
-Oh, poor mother!
-Well, it's always Mother's fault.
-You can't be blaming your mother.
-It's all right.
-Don't talk to the Reds and all will be revealed in a moment.
£55, sir. 60? No, he says.
Well, what fun we've had today, hey? It's been absolutely super.
-And you haven't been talking to one another?
-Well, that's jolly good
because it is my duty to reveal today that the team that are running up,
because we don't have losers any more on Bargain Hunt, runners up are the Blues.
I knew it!
-There is hardly a sheet of bronco between you, I have to say.
Minus £25, that's all it is which is no shameful score.
You did make a very nice profit on your football badge,
which is something to be pleased with and of course you went with the bonus buy
and you got a couple of quid profit back from that, but sadly it wasn't enough to staunch the wounds.
-Anyway, did you have a good time?
-Don't you let that boy bully you.
-I'll try not to.
That's the answer. You be nice to your mother.
Now, here we go then, girls.
£15 worth of profit, that's what you've got. Very good.
-£16 profit, David, on the cheroot holder, which was a good number.
The wee prints did you bring in a bit of cash and you didn't go with the bonus buy -
-a wise move - so overall then you have preserved your £15 which is an achievement.
-Have you had a lovely day?
-Yes. Really good.
-Oh, that's good. What about you, Nicki?
-We've loved having you on the show. In fact, join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
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