Ardingly 17 Bargain Hunt


Ardingly 17

Tim Wonnacott and the team head to Ardingly. Helping the contestants are experts Catherine Southon and Anita Manning, and there is a treat in store at Chiswick House.


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My, am I going to serve you up a treat today!

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So draw up a chair and let me entertain you and let's go bargain hunting!

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Today, we're at Ardingly Antiques Fair in sunny West Sussex.

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Coming up, the Blues are getting flirty.

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-Another cuddle.

-He kissed me!

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-I've got a stitch.

-And the Reds are downright cheeky.

-You want to get to the gym more often.

-Outrageous!

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The rules are simple. Each team has £300 to spend and an hour to shop for three items.

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The winner is the team that makes the biggest profit or least loss.

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-Yes!

-Yes!

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This is amazing.

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So, a tasty lunchtime show is in store today.

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Hmm, delicious! Now let's go and meet today's teams.

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On today's show, we have two teams of married couples.

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We've got Andy and Kate for the Reds and we've got Val and Terry for the Blues.

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Welcome. And by an amazing coincidence, we have discovered

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that both of our teams come from the same village, but Kate, you do recognise Terry, don't you?

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I do, yeah. I take my daughter Frankie down to the local pleasure park

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and when I see Terry, I see that it was the driver.

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-You recognised me, didn't you?

-You recognised Kate. Isn't that lovely?

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What do you drive down at the amusement place?

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-A small, miniature train.

-Are you Terry the Tank Engine?

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No, I'm either Charlie or Mr Diddly.

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-Charlie or Mr Diddly.

-Mr Diddly is the name, really. That's the name of the train.

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It's all happy families on this show. Kate, you had an unusual meeting with Andy, didn't you?

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Yes, I was on the M1 services and all of a sudden, I've spotted him

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and thought, "I'll give him my number cos we were looking at each other."

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I went over there, introduced myself, swapped numbers and that's it, really. He texted me.

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-Yes?

-And that's it.

-I think that's rather sweet, don't you?

-Yeah, definitely.

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-Now you've got your daughter Frankie. But you're very experienced with dealing with children?

-Yeah.

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-Yeah, I was a nursery nurse for about eight years.

-Were you?

-Yeah.

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-What's it like having your own?

-A nightmare cos you can't give 'em back to anyone!

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Andy, when you're not working, what do you enjoy doing?

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A bit of sailing, bit of golf,

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-if I'm allowed to spend the weekend walking in the sunshine.

-That's an excuse, though.

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I am that transparent, I know.

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No, but the 19th hole is a great temptation

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-for you golfers.

-Absolutely.

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What do you enjoy collecting?

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Anything small - model trains, model cars, model boats and model planes.

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-Will you be looking out for anything like that today?

-Yes, I've got a bit of a keen eye for the model trains.

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We like to hear that. I should say your fellow villagers are quaking in their boots.

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-Are you?

-I don't think so.

-No, no.

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-Now, Valerie, you're awfully keen on dabbling, aren't you?

-Yes, I am.

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-In antiques.

-Yes.

-Tell us about it.

-More collectables, rather than antiques.

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Well, it started off about 15 years ago. My sister and I used to go to auctions.

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And there was always something we fancied each in a box of bric-a-brac. Just one item.

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So what do we do with the rest of the stuff that's in the box? Sell it.

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Now, Terry, it says here that you're also an old romantic.

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-Yeah, I've always been a little bit that way cos we've been married nearly 49 years.

-That is remarkable.

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-You married as children, didn't you(?)

-Val was 17. I came out of the army. I was 21.

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We worked at the same firm. That's where I met her. Fell in love straight away.

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-She actually proposed in a tent next to a lake.

-So you proposed, Val?

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Yes, I did, but I can't remember what I said.

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It was something like, "We should do this more often," or "on a more regular basis".

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Camping, I mean! LAUGHTER

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Now, the money moment. Here we go, £300 apiece.

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You know the rules. Your experts await. Off you go and very, very good luck!

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Well, whatever next?

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Running around with the Red Team is Catherine Southon.

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And dashing about with the Blue Team is Anita Manning.

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-Let's go and have a look.

-Right.

-Let's go.

-Let's go that way.

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-Let's go bargain hunting.

-Let's go.

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Hey, that's my line!

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Just 30 seconds into their shopping, something has already caught Catherine's eagle eye.

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-What have you seen?

-I'm just looking at that walking cane.

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A bit of ivory on the top there. I think the ivory is probably late 19th century.

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-May I have a look?

-That's quite nicely made.

-Super.

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-How much is it?

-It's quite simple. ..£85. A bit too much money.

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I think that's what it would make at auction. I just thought that was a nice one.

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-It is nice.

-Very nice.

-We could actually try and barter him down.

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-I just think that's nice quality. What's your best price on your walking cane?

-Sorry?

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-What's your best price on your walking cane?

-I think it's 85.

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Maybe do a little better for us, sir? A bit of a haggle perhaps?

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-It's...

-That's quite high.

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75, uh...

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-50?

-65.

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-I think maybe if we could get that for 50...

-55. >

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60.

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Go on, do 55 and I'll give you a great big smile.

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-LAUGHTER 60.

-I think we'll go for 60.

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-Yeah, we'll take that for 60. >

-Will we?

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-Shall we have that for 60?

-It's a bargain, isn't it?

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How many minutes have we been...? We have been about one minute.

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-We've done really well.

-Is she like this when you go...?

-Yes, she's like this wherever we go. It's your...

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I've never been with somebody who sees something in two minutes

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and says, "Yeah, we'll have that, that'll do. Next!"

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-What do you think? It's your call.

-Shall we keep looking?

-Well...

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-Why don't you? Cos it's literally two minutes.

-Why don't we pop back?

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We've got 58 minutes to go. We can always come back to this.

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Trust your instincts. That's what I always say.

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Kate, I love you. You're my new best friend!

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LAUGHTER

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I have never met anybody on Bargain Hunt quite like you

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who just says, "Yeah, that'll do, that's fine."

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-Do you want to make any money?

-Yes, I do.

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"Souvenir, Paris."

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"Souvenir de Paris."

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So it's a French box.

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-It's probably turn of the century.

-And what's this for then?

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Let's open it up and have a wee look.

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You open this here,

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put that up there...

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It's for, like, slides, pictures?

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It's a stereoscope.

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A stereoscope, that's it.

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And this part here comes down there.

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It's a wee bit fiddly.

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-Here is our cinematographer.

-Oh, yeah.

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-Show us how it works.

-I know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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That's a good starting point.

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You put your image here which would be a double image of the same thing.

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And this slides to and fro, so you get it in focus.

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Then when you look through there...

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-It's in 3D?

-Yeah, 3D, and you just see one image.

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They're making digital cameras quite like it now where you can have that double image which converts to one.

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But it's about 1880s.

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And people would have gone on their grand tour.

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They would have bought one of these and would have bought a series of cards, perhaps the Folies Bergere.

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-Yeah.

-Or perhaps scenes of the Seine.

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But for me, the interest is actually in this box.

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This is quite a substantial instrument and it is an instrument.

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It has got some damage cos the catch is off.

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That's what I like to hear. Did you hear that? We've got a wee bit of damage.

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Six-million-dollar question... How much is it?

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I think it's worth about 150 quid, but if you want it, you can have it for 110.

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-Seems too high to me.

-Well, how near can you get?

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-50 quid?

-Hold on, can I call the police?

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LAUGHTER

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75 quid is the lowest I can go.

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-75.

-And if you want a bit of bubble wrap, I can sell you a bit for £1.

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He's a wonderful guy!

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What an offer!

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One of the things you hope to find in your local fair is local pottery

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and here in Ardingly in Sussex,

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one of the famous local potteries that you might expect to find is the Farnham Pottery

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which is renowned for producing its little owl jugs.

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Imagine how my pulses started to race when I saw this little fellow

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on a shelf around the corner.

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Classic Farnham owl form, you might think.

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A wee jug, look, with its handle

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and the vestige of a spout above its beak

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and very, very nice too.

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Much more surprising, though, when I turned it upside down, was to find this scratched signature,

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which says, "Baron, Barnstaple."

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This is a piece of North Devon pottery.

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Baron was a pottery that operated off Rolle Quay in Barnstaple

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between about 1899 and about 1920.

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Quite how this little West Country owl found its way to the south-east, I cannot tell you.

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But what I can tell you is the colour scheme is incredibly unusual.

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You'd never dream that this was a Baron piece of pottery from North Devon

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and as such, at only £45,

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this fellow is something of a bargain.

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Tu-whit-tu-whoo!

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He looks really old.

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How much is your wee box?

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-That could be £60.

-It's quite a fun wee thing.

-Yeah.

-I've closed it and I can't get it open again!

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There's a button on the front. If you just push the front...

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-Ah, right.

-There's a little button underneath.

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-I take it this is brass?

-Uh-huh.

-Yeah.

-That'd clean up lovely.

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-It would be the type of thing that you would carry in your travelling case...

-That's right.

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Along with your bottles of powder and so on.

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And you would have that little ink set to write your letters home.

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So if we push this button here,

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it will reveal this little inkwell.

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And it's good that the bottles are still there.

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Let's see.

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Oh, yeah. It's complete.

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These little things here are to rest your pen.

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-That's right.

-That's really nice.

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Again we're looking at something which is a wee bit unusual,

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-which will make the bidders go that extra bit.

-Yeah.

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Valerie, see what you can do. Ask him how much it is.

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Good-looking young man...

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-Which one's going to come forward?

-It's you that came forward.

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How much did you say? £60.

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I'll give you 40. > £50.

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-< I can't do a lot on it.

-I still think there's a profit in that.

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-I think there's a profit in that.

-< I think there is.

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So what was it again? 50 quid.

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Good try.

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The Blues have now made two of their three purchases.

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Despite their initial bravado, the Reds are not doing so well.

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-OK, we've had 25 minutes and we haven't bought anything.

-Oh, no.

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-Do you want to buy that walking stick?

-Yes.

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I've come about the walking stick. Is it possible at all?

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I really need it for 55.

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-I've got an item.

-Excellent.

-I had to give him 60. He wouldn't take any less.

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-Good girl.

-One down, two to go.

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-She gave him a bit of stick, eh?

-Can I just show you two something?

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This little stamp here, can I just have a look at that little ivory handle?

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-Is that an auctioneer's gavel?

-It certainly is.

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-Auctioneers' gavels are very collectable.

-Yeah.

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Particularly ones in ivory and in nice condition.

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-Oh.

-If it is an auctioneer's gavel, as long as it's not the handle of something...

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The ivory itself looks probably late 19th century.

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It's turned beautifully.

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-It's a bit small for a gavel.

-Perhaps it might be the handle from a bathroom chain.

-A bathroom chain!

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-This little bit worries me.

-Is there evidence of a hole in the middle?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah.

-That worries you, doesn't it?

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-How much do you want for that?

-35.

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Do you think it is supposed to be a gavel? First of all, the handle is not very big.

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I do know it is because it came from an auctioneer. He had a collection of them.

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-Why would it have a hole in it?

-No idea. Probably been there for years.

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-Perhaps it's just a quirky one.

-You hold it as a man. It's great for a lady.

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I thought at first it was some sort of stamp for perhaps wax on the back of an envelope.

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-But it hasn't got the...

-There's no indentation on it.

-Shall we think about that? What's your best price?

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30. You won't go any lower? > No.

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We'll stick it on the side and we shall have a little think.

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So this is another one you're going to think about. Great(!)

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And there's me thinking you were a decisive pair.

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What's that shiny thing, Anita?

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25 is not dear for a silver box.

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But you've got to look at this

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and say the fact that we have this symbol

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which is depicting a cinema association...

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-It's Rank, isn't it?

-Will that make it more desirable?

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Or will it make it less desirable?

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-"25 Year Club."

-"John Brown."

-There's a silver mark.

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What year is it?

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It's made in Birmingham. It's got the silver mark here.

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But it's not an early one.

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It's in good condition. Have a look at it.

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It's Regent Street.

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-Let's have a...

-That's the maker's name.

-Yes.

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Garrard & Company, Regent Street.

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-That is a prestigious company.

-Yeah, yeah.

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(So you've got to take it, you've got to take it, Garrard & Company.)

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-Somebody speaks very, very quietly.

-Ah!

-Hello, Tim.

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-What are you up to?

-We don't want anybody to hear.

-I'm sorry, I'm here and I heard.

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-You've found something nice?

-A little silver box.

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-Yes, look at that.

-The Rank Organisation symbol on it.

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-How many items have you bought so far?

-Two.

-Two.

-Have you?

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-We're doing really, really well.

-Surprise, surprise!

-They're a wonderful team.

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-You're in safe hands, aren't you?

-Och!

-Och!

-Best hands possible.

-Yeah.

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-I've hands all morning.

-LAUGHTER

-Settle down, Terry.

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-Will you negotiate?

-Do you want to speak man to man?

-Yeah.

-Man to man.

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While our Tel is off to have a quiet word with the dealer,

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the Reds have spotted a potential bargain.

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-This...

-What is it?

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-< It's a strop for sharpening your own razors.

-Oh, right.

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-Oh, how lovely!

-It's ivory.

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-Isn't that lovely?

-I think that's really nice.

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So this is a strop. A gentleman would have used this for sharpening his cut-throat razor.

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Yeah, you can see there all the markings.

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What is lovely is that monogram. Isn't that beautiful?

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-So this was made for a particular gentleman. That's a sign of quality.

-Is it?

-Yeah, beautiful quality.

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We're looking at probably late 19th century. It looks Victorian.

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Late Victorian, I would have thought. Why has a girl like you gone for something like that?

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Do you know why? I absolutely love it because it's the ivory.

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-Is that why you looked at it?

-Yes, because we've been looking at some ivory bits.

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It's quite a pleasant little thing.

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-I like that.

-How much is on that? 50.

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-Would you take...

-30?

-..30 quid for that?

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Oh, no, darling. 35? >

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40...?

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65's on it, isn't it?

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-No, 50.

-50.

-It's got 50 on it. That's not much I'm asking off.

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I shouldn't price it at four in the morning, should I?

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-I'll give you 40.

-It's got to be 40.

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Go on then. Oh, brilliant!

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Nothing like some cut-throat negotiation!

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But don't panic about all this ivory, folks.

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Although it's not to everyone's taste, if it pre-dates 1947, it's legal to buy and sell.

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-I hope he's good at negotiating.

-He's better when it's a woman.

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-He's better when it's a woman?

-We'll see how it goes.

-Excuse me, ladies.

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-£20.

-You've got it?

-I got it for £20.

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-Great.

-Yes! I'm delighted. Well done.

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-Another cuddle.

-He kissed me!

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It's nearly a tongue sandwich for the Blues, but the Reds are still looking for their final purchase.

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-Nine minutes.

-Nine minutes!

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So there's no time for any monkey business!

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-He's a Merrythought which is a very, very good name.

-Is it?

-Yeah.

-£48.

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One of the eyes looks a bit funny.

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Can you see that? One has got black inside and the other one hasn't.

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-No.

-No.

-Do you think anyone would notice? Yeah, they would.

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LAUGHTER

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-Whose stall is this, please?

-Who owns the monkey?

-They're not here and we're going to run out of time.

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Shall we leave it then and go and get that other thing cos we're running out of time?

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-Do you want to?

-Let's get... What's it called? The gavel.

-Gavel.

-Gavel.

-Gavel.

-The gavel.

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Where have we got to go? I feel like Anneka Rice!

0:20:120:20:16

-It's the next one.

-I've got a stitch.

0:20:160:20:19

You want to get to the gym more often!

0:20:190:20:22

This one up here, look.

0:20:220:20:25

You're good at running, aren't you?

0:20:250:20:28

I'm exhausted.

0:20:280:20:30

Have you got the gavel, please?

0:20:300:20:33

Oh, there we go. There it is, look.

0:20:340:20:37

-Are you sure you want to go for this?

-Yes. Can I just say... What's the lowest price?

0:20:370:20:43

< 50 as you're running out of time.

0:20:430:20:45

25?

0:20:450:20:47

35 now. 20. 35? It's going up! >

0:20:470:20:51

You're going down. £30. £30, yeah, go on then. >

0:20:510:20:55

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

-It's a gamble.

-We know.

-We'll take the gamble.

0:20:550:20:59

-We'll take it.

-OK, OK.

0:20:590:21:01

And if not, we'll have to look for a cupboard with only three handles.

0:21:010:21:06

The hammer's gone down.

0:21:060:21:08

That's it then. Time's up!

0:21:080:21:11

'Let's remind ourselves what our teams bought

0:21:110:21:15

'and find out how much cash will be left for their experts' bonus buy.'

0:21:150:21:20

After some deliberation Kate paid £60 for the walking stick.

0:21:210:21:26

The gentleman's razor strop was sliced down to £40.

0:21:260:21:30

And £30 was paid for the ivory gavel.

0:21:300:21:34

Or could it be an 'andle?

0:21:340:21:36

Now £130 you spent. That's £170 of leftover lolly

0:21:380:21:42

-which goes straight to Catherine.

-Thank you.

0:21:420:21:46

-This is your favourite moment.

-Absolutely. These two have been a joy, so I think they'll be happy.

0:21:460:21:52

Have a fab time doing that. Let's check out what the Blues bought.

0:21:520:21:56

Will the Blues see a profit on this stereoscope, bought for £75?

0:21:570:22:02

Valerie drove the travelling inkwell down to £50.

0:22:040:22:08

And Terry negotiated the cigarette box with the silver screen logo

0:22:090:22:14

down to £20!

0:22:140:22:16

-How much did you spend, Val?

-We spent... What was it?

-£145.

0:22:180:22:23

-£145? On all three items?

-Yes.

-Good Lord.

0:22:230:22:27

That'll be £155 of leftover lolly.

0:22:270:22:29

-Who's got it?

-Not me! I'm never allowed the money.

-Quite right.

0:22:290:22:34

-Are they a great team?

-They were absolutely wonderful.

0:22:340:22:38

-We finished in jig time!

-That's good. You can have a cup of tea,

0:22:380:22:42

but you've got to take £155 and go and find a Bonus Buy.

0:22:420:22:46

-I've got a couple of things in mind.

-Isn't it fantastic? Weather's grand, thousands of people...

0:22:460:22:52

Good luck, Anita!

0:22:520:22:54

But I've got to whizz up to London to Chiswick, but not to have a look at the flyover.

0:22:540:23:00

Chiswick House in West London was built 300 years ago

0:23:020:23:06

by the 3rd Earl of Burlington, but this was not his home.

0:23:060:23:11

It was built to showcase his art collection and as a venue to entertain his friends.

0:23:110:23:17

Of course, any person of any quality would have entered the villa at Chiswick from the first floor

0:23:200:23:28

because this is, essentially, the piano nobile - this is the noble floor.

0:23:280:23:35

So the quality came in via that elaborate front staircase

0:23:350:23:39

into this, the central hall.

0:23:390:23:41

And if we go up to this elaborately decorated dome

0:23:410:23:46

it is built in tribute to those early Roman buildings.

0:23:460:23:51

One of the really nice things about this octagonal shape is

0:23:510:23:56

that you're able to move from one side of the room to the other

0:23:560:24:01

and as you do so

0:24:010:24:03

you can easily view at least three to four pictures.

0:24:030:24:07

One of the problems about viewing large paintings along a long corridor is

0:24:070:24:13

a) you have to walk a long way to see the pictures,

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but also the angle at which you are able to view them often, if they're big,

0:24:170:24:23

means getting a crick in your neck.

0:24:230:24:25

Not the case with this octagonal shape.

0:24:250:24:29

One of my favourites is this.

0:24:290:24:33

It dates from around 1680 and it shows the Judgment of Paris.

0:24:330:24:39

And what's happening here is a beauty parade. Paris, wrapped in simply a loin cloth,

0:24:390:24:46

holding the golden fruit,

0:24:460:24:48

is being advised by Mercury to make the choice

0:24:480:24:53

between Minerva and Venus as to which is the most beautiful.

0:24:530:24:58

And these girls do represent the epitome of beauty

0:24:580:25:02

at the end of the 17th century.

0:25:020:25:04

Lots of quivering white flesh!

0:25:040:25:08

We've got Minerva on the right

0:25:080:25:11

who's giving us a nearly naked posterior view.

0:25:110:25:16

She's identified by her helmet lying on the floor.

0:25:160:25:20

She's not got a lot else on.

0:25:200:25:22

And her opponent in the beauty parade is Venus, assisted by a Cupid at her side.

0:25:220:25:28

Surprise, surprise. Venus wins the competition.

0:25:290:25:33

The big question is today,

0:25:330:25:36

of course, which of our teams today over at the auction

0:25:360:25:40

are going to win our competition? Let's just hope they keep their kit on!

0:25:400:25:45

Well, talking of kit, Anita and Catherine have had enough time

0:25:470:25:51

to find their bonus buys, so I'm keen to see what the auctioneer makes of it all.

0:25:510:25:57

We strolled down the dreaded A272, round about 20 miles westward,

0:26:010:26:06

and we find ourselves at Bellman's sale room with Jonathan Pratt.

0:26:060:26:12

-How are you?

-Very well, thank you.

-We're really chuffed to be here.

0:26:120:26:17

Andy and Kate went first off with this walking stick,

0:26:170:26:21

-which is kind of clean, isn't it?

-Yeah. You go to the country house and there's a stick stand

0:26:210:26:28

-and that's quite a nice one.

-How much do you think it's worth?

0:26:280:26:32

-I think £60-£80.

-Brilliant. £60 paid. They're fine with that.

0:26:320:26:36

-Next is the strop.

-The strop, yes...

-Monogrammed.

0:26:360:26:41

Well, it's interesting, isn't it? I suppose it's collectable to some,

0:26:410:26:46

-but I can't see it being of great practical use.

-Lugging that around to India, to South America,

0:26:460:26:53

so that you can hone your razor is quite an extravagance.

0:26:530:26:58

-There's a razor strop mushroom.

-Really?

0:26:580:27:01

It's a fungus and they used it to sharpen their blades on.

0:27:010:27:05

-You're a mine of information!

-It's rubbish.

-No, very interesting,

0:27:050:27:10

but what's your estimate on this strop?

0:27:100:27:13

-£30-£50.

-£40 they paid.

-OK.

-So they might make their money back.

0:27:130:27:18

Lastly, is this little fellow, who looks like one of your stroppy mushrooms

0:27:180:27:25

-but is supposed to be a gavel.

-That's artistic licence.

0:27:250:27:29

-I think it's just a lump of ivory!

-It's not very well-proportioned.

0:27:290:27:34

I wouldn't want to use it. THAT is an ivory gavel.

0:27:340:27:38

-That's a pukka job.

-Exactly.

-So put that next door to that. Look at the colour.

-Exactly.

0:27:380:27:44

That lovely yellow colour and this anaemic, wishy-washy miserable little wart of a thing!

0:27:440:27:50

-That's beautifully turned. Is that something you carry?

-No, we're selling it this afternoon.

0:27:500:27:57

-What's your estimate on it?

-£100-£150.

-And on this runt?

0:27:570:28:02

-£20-£30.

-Perfectly sound response, that. £30 they paid.

0:28:020:28:06

They'll need their Bonus Buy. Let's have a look at it.

0:28:060:28:11

Now you spent, guys, £130. You gave Catherine £170.

0:28:110:28:16

-What did you spend it on?

-Oh!

-Now...

0:28:160:28:20

Thinking along the ivory theme, as we were, I have brought you some dressing table bottles.

0:28:200:28:26

Silver top with a little ivory.

0:28:260:28:29

-What do you think?

-They don't look terribly clean!

0:28:290:28:33

-Oh, you're so fussy!

-I thought that. They look a little...

0:28:330:28:37

-Don't worry.

-Grubby?

-Yeah, grubby.

-That doesn't matter at all.

0:28:370:28:41

-What I like about them...

-They've got a hallmark. Oh, sorry.

0:28:410:28:46

No, they have, you're right. Each one is hallmarked.

0:28:460:28:50

These two are 1906. That one may be slightly later. All are Birmingham.

0:28:500:28:55

-Big question - how much?

-Well, I paid £58.

-Oh! Yeah...

0:28:550:29:00

Let's just hope it makes a profit, then I'll be happy.

0:29:000:29:04

Anyway, you pick after the sale of your first three items, but let's find out if the auctioneer

0:29:040:29:11

is going to be happy.

0:29:110:29:13

-Now Catherine had £170 to spend on a Bonus Buy.

-Really?

0:29:130:29:18

-Yes. And decided to invest £58 in these.

-Oh, OK.

-A good move?

0:29:180:29:23

-That's just below my top estimate. I've got £40-£60.

-And you could be struggling at £20 for these.

0:29:230:29:30

-They want the rest of the case!

-Well, they do sell for the dressing table,

0:29:300:29:36

-but normally with enamel tops.

-Yeah.

-Something like that. These are a bit plain, with ivory.

0:29:360:29:43

Personally, I think if we come away with £35-£40, it's job done, really.

0:29:430:29:48

I slightly hope that the team don't take this Bonus Buy, but don't tell anybody!

0:29:480:29:54

Right. Good. That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.

0:29:540:29:58

Valerie and Terry. Their first item is this French stereoscopic viewer.

0:29:580:30:03

These are very collectable. People do like them, but they need cards.

0:30:030:30:08

The cards are what people go for. Those interesting subjects.

0:30:080:30:12

If you've got the cards at home and want a nice viewer, there's a coming together.

0:30:120:30:19

We just don't have them here.

0:30:190:30:21

-But it's not a bad example.

-No, I quite agree with you. And the glasses are present and correct.

0:30:210:30:28

Without any cards, what is somebody going to pay?

0:30:280:30:32

-My reckoning is £30-£40.

-I think so.

0:30:320:30:34

I would say zut alors!

0:30:340:30:36

-£75 they paid.

-Yeah...

-Bit of a bad price.

0:30:360:30:40

-Next up is the wee inkwell.

-Mm-hm.

-Travelling inkwell.

0:30:400:30:45

-Terribly clapped-out.

-Again I don't think...

-You don't like it that much.

-No.

0:30:450:30:51

-But I've been in their situation...

-And you get pushed on.

-Exactly.

0:30:510:30:56

-How much?

-Rather scathingly, I've stuck £10-£15 on it.

0:30:560:31:00

-£50 paid.

-£50 paid.

0:31:000:31:02

Last up is this little fag box.

0:31:020:31:05

I mean, cigarettes are not very fashionable any more. I always look at them

0:31:050:31:11

and think we'll be calling them collar stud boxes or something.

0:31:110:31:16

It's not particularly decorative and it's personalised as well,

0:31:160:31:21

but it is for the Rank Organisation and I quite liked it because I remember watching Sunday films

0:31:210:31:27

and you'd got this chap here smacking the gong.

0:31:270:31:31

-Big bloke.

-His name is Bombardier Billy Wells.

-Get away!

-That's him.

0:31:310:31:36

-He was a boxer.

-And he had this physique that J Arthur Rank thought, "This is the boy for me.

0:31:360:31:43

"He's going to do the big gong bang at the beginning of my movies."

0:31:430:31:47

-Immortalised.

-Yes. So, after all that flim flam, what's it worth?

0:31:470:31:52

-I've put £20-£30 on it.

-They only paid £20, so they may claw something back,

0:31:520:31:57

but the other two look dodgy so they're likely to need their Bonus Buy.

0:31:570:32:03

-Now, Val and Tel, you spent £145, right?

-That's right.

0:32:030:32:07

You gave Anita Manning, the genius, £155 to go and blow on something.

0:32:070:32:12

It's so heavy, I'm going to hold it and Anita will remove the rag...

0:32:120:32:16

-Oh, my!

-Well... LAUGHTER

0:32:160:32:20

-Is that not one of the most hideous things you've seen this year?

-I wouldn't say that.

-You said it!

0:32:210:32:27

-No, no...

-I was drawn to this thing which was lying on its side amid tons of rubbish.

0:32:270:32:34

-Although it looks a wee bit tatty...

-A wee bit tatty?!

-..and in need of some love and attention.

0:32:340:32:41

-Some?!

-And some restoration.

0:32:410:32:44

-Lots of restoration!

-Other than that...(!)

-It is, in fact, quite a beautiful object.

0:32:440:32:51

-What is it?

-That's it!

0:32:510:32:54

Take the lid off, love.

0:32:540:32:56

-It is a coal box, so we have a liner here.

-Particularly attractive(!)

0:32:560:33:03

There's no spiders and beasties.

0:33:030:33:06

You say it can be cleaned up. What's it actually made of?

0:33:060:33:10

It's made of copper. And we have this wonderful Art Nouveau motif

0:33:100:33:17

with these stylised organic flowers and these little medieval studs.

0:33:170:33:24

It's maybe about 1900, 1910.

0:33:240:33:28

How much did you pay...

0:33:280:33:30

-..above £30?

-I paid £30.

0:33:310:33:34

-Really?

-Yes, £30.

0:33:340:33:38

-Look at his face.

-Now I have described it in glowing terms,

0:33:380:33:42

but...this could either fly or it could get a pound.

0:33:420:33:48

Your moment comes after the sale of the first three items. Then you pick this or not.

0:33:480:33:54

Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's little box.

0:33:540:33:59

So, Jonathan, here we go. A little bit of a barn discovery.

0:34:010:34:05

When I was cataloguing this lot, I thought, "This looks like something Anita would buy,"

0:34:050:34:11

because she's from Scotland and I saw this as almost Rennie Mackintosh inspired. Sort of Arts and Crafts.

0:34:110:34:18

Just don't polish it up! But that's the point, isn't it?

0:34:180:34:22

If you do have brass or copper that's had half a century in the wet, it looks like this.

0:34:220:34:28

-For some people, it's attractive. What is your most ambitious estimate?

-£60-£80.

0:34:280:34:34

-That's brilliant. Anita only paid £30.

-Very good.

-She will be so chuffed.

0:34:340:34:40

-I may be wrong! But I like it.

-You're not usually wrong.

-No.

0:34:400:34:44

Well, we'll find out in a minute.

0:34:440:34:47

-How excited are you about this?

-Well excited!

-Are you?

-Can't wait.

0:34:570:35:01

How do you rate your chances? Going to make a smashing profit?

0:35:010:35:05

Do you know what? Catherine's been brilliant and I think - hope - we'll get a profit.

0:35:050:35:11

-We've got some good stuff.

-You with her on this?

-Minimal loss if nothing else!

0:35:110:35:17

First up is your walking stick.

0:35:170:35:20

A 19th-century ebony walking cane with ivory pommel.

0:35:200:35:24

Somebody start me at £20? £20?

0:35:240:35:28

Any interest at £20? 10, then.

0:35:280:35:31

Is bid. At 10. I'll take 12.

0:35:310:35:34

10 it is, then. 12, anywhere?

0:35:340:35:36

A maiden bid of £10. Surely worth more. 12, there we go. 15.

0:35:360:35:42

Warming up now. 18.

0:35:420:35:46

£18, seated right there.

0:35:460:35:48

-20 anywhere else?

-I can't believe it.

0:35:480:35:51

I'll sell at £18. It's going. On my right at £18.

0:35:510:35:55

-That's minus £42.

-I can't believe that.

0:35:560:36:00

-That was a nice thing.

-Yeah.

0:36:000:36:02

-Minus £42.

-That's your fault!

0:36:020:36:06

A Victorian leather and ivory gentleman's razor strop.

0:36:060:36:11

I'm going to get in a strop.

0:36:110:36:14

Someone start me again. £30 to start me for this? £30?

0:36:140:36:19

20, then. If you must, £10.

0:36:190:36:22

Away at 10 at the front here. 12.

0:36:220:36:25

Looking for 15 now. £12 in the fourth row.

0:36:250:36:28

-I can't believe this!

-It's not looking pretty, this.

0:36:280:36:33

-Going to go at £12.

-Not even a close shave. £12.

0:36:330:36:37

-That's minus £28.

-Really depressing.

0:36:370:36:40

You're £70 down.

0:36:400:36:42

-Can't be!

-I really thought we'd do all right.

-It's your last item.

0:36:420:36:47

Lot 1703A - an ivory small gavel.

0:36:470:36:52

I've got interest to start me at 20, 30,

0:36:520:36:57

£40 to start.

0:36:570:37:00

With me at 40. 5 anywhere?

0:37:000:37:03

On the book at 40. One more might do it. And 5.

0:37:030:37:08

This is the thing, though.

0:37:080:37:10

-Against you, then, at 50.

-£50! Look at it go!

0:37:100:37:14

-£50.

-Yes, you've done it. Well done!

0:37:140:37:18

Plus £20 on that.

0:37:180:37:20

40, 50, 60, 70... You're 50. Minus 50.

0:37:200:37:23

-50.

-That's not too bad, is it? What about these dressing table bottles?

-Go for it!

0:37:230:37:29

-Pardon?

-We've got to go for that.

-Are you sure? Quickly!

-Yeah!

0:37:290:37:34

Just do it!

0:37:340:37:36

All right. Going hell for leather. The decision is made.

0:37:360:37:40

I've got three dressing table bottles. Someone start me at £40 for these. Three bottles.

0:37:400:37:48

20, then. Surely worth £20.

0:37:480:37:52

There we go. Thank you, sir. I'll take 2. Yours, sir, at 20.

0:37:520:37:57

-Any other interest at 22? How much?

-58.

0:37:570:38:00

£25, gentleman there.

0:38:000:38:02

Any further bidding? £25 and selling. All done.

0:38:020:38:05

That is minus £33. Overall, you are minus £83.

0:38:050:38:10

Could be a winning score. Don't say a word to the Blues.

0:38:100:38:15

-Go out walking tall and strutting your stuff.

-We will.

0:38:150:38:20

Next up, the Blue team.

0:38:290:38:31

-So, Val and Tel, have you been chatting to the Reds?

-No.

0:38:310:38:36

-You've no idea?

-None at all.

0:38:360:38:38

-Feeling nervous?

-No, I'm not. I'm quite comfortable, actually.

0:38:380:38:43

-You never know.

-Fingers crossed.

-You've watched this before. You know what can happen.

0:38:430:38:49

Your first lot is coming up.

0:38:490:38:52

-A 19th-century French stereoscopic viewer.

-Oh, yes.

0:38:520:38:56

Interest in this lot

0:38:560:38:59

to start me at 35, 45...

0:38:590:39:04

£50. I'll start at £50. I'll take 5.

0:39:040:39:07

55. And 60. 65. And 70.

0:39:070:39:11

75. And 80. £85. Clears the commissions.

0:39:110:39:16

At £85 and selling. All done at £85?

0:39:160:39:20

ALL: Yes!

0:39:200:39:22

That is...plus £10.

0:39:230:39:26

Plus £10. You could knock me out with that!

0:39:260:39:30

Your second item is the inkwell.

0:39:300:39:32

An early 20th-century inkwell.

0:39:320:39:36

Tenner I'm bid. I'll take 12. 12.

0:39:360:39:39

There we go.

0:39:390:39:40

15 at the back.

0:39:400:39:43

15 at the back. At 15. £15. Anything more than £15?

0:39:430:39:47

I'll sell it at 15. All done? Last chance. Going...at £15.

0:39:470:39:52

That is minus £35.

0:39:520:39:55

Minus 35.

0:39:550:39:58

-That is not so hot.

-Not so hot!

-Not hot at all, actually.

0:39:580:40:02

15?!

0:40:020:40:03

Next up is the silver box. Here it comes.

0:40:030:40:07

A silver rectangular box.

0:40:070:40:10

Someone start me at £10. It's bid.

0:40:100:40:12

At 10. 12. 15. 18. 20.

0:40:120:40:16

2. Shaking of her head there.

0:40:160:40:18

£22 at the back. At £22.

0:40:180:40:21

5 anywhere else? 25, new face.

0:40:210:40:23

-Still going!

-Yes!

0:40:230:40:27

-Do you want to go 32?

-Yes!

-No, she doesn't.

0:40:270:40:30

£30, seated. 32 anywhere else? Gentleman's bid at £30.

0:40:300:40:35

It's selling. £30.

0:40:350:40:38

Plus 10.

0:40:380:40:40

That's wonderful.

0:40:400:40:42

-That is minus £15.

-Very good!

-What are you going to do about that clapped-out coal box?

0:40:420:40:48

-Go for it.

-Be very careful.

-No, no, no.

0:40:480:40:52

-£30?

-I've got confidence.

-In for a penny.

0:40:520:40:56

We're going with the Bonus Buy. The die is cast.

0:40:560:40:59

A copper coal box. Art Nouveau design. Late 19th century.

0:40:590:41:03

Someone start me at £40.

0:41:030:41:05

20, then. Surely worth £20.

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No? £10, then. Who'll give me 10?

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On the right at 10. 12 anywhere? 15 anyone? It's a tenner! 15.

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20? Thinking about it. Go on.

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£20.

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-25.

-Get up!

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Any further bids at £25? All done?

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-Going at £25.

-Oh, dear. That's another minus £5.

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-You are minus £20 overall.

-Oh, no.

-That's not too bad.

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-Never mind.

-The big thing is don't say a word to the Reds.

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-Have you been chatting?

-No! No!

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Cos you've got on terribly well.

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Haven't you? Both teams bonded nicely, but it's a competition.

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And it's no secret to either team that they made stonking losses!

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See what I mean? And the team that has made the largest loss today is the Red team.

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Yay(!)

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Minus £83 is a...good number.

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And you have done this with some style. And I hope you have enjoyed yourselves.

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Do you know, it's been absolutely brilliant. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Really good it's been. Thank you.

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Thank you for joining us. But the victors today

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by only managing to lose £20...

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are Valerie and Terry. Well done.

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-Had a good time, too?

-Brilliant.

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Join us soon for some more bargain hunting!

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Tim Wonnacott and the Bargain Hunt team head to Ardingly. Helping the Blues and Reds are experts Catherine Southon and Anita Manning. The auction is a real roller coaster, and there is a treat in store at Chiswick House in west London.


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