Tim Wonnacott, David Harper and Kate Bliss are in Lincoln with two teams of bargain hunters. Tim finds a miniature ivory temple in Hatfield House.
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Yup, it's that time again.
Why don't you take a break, grab a coffee, relax,
enjoy watching the Red team and the Blue Team dash about?
Who knows, they might make some money today. Why not?
Let's go bargain hunting. Cheers.
Today we're in a county
that's spawned at least a couple of famous Brits.
Sir Isaac Newton hailed from these parts
and even the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, came from down the road.
The county is of course Lincolnshire.
Today, Lincolnshire is host to bargain-hunters Kate and Claire.
They get on famously with their expert, but how will we get on at the auction?
AUCTIONEER CALLS OUT
Ivy is competing with her friend Glenys who has the best nose for a bargain? Find out at the auction.
Come on, come on, come on.
I'm off to Hatfield House to show you a rare oriental masterpiece.
So, you are two are neighbours, close neighbours.
Is it a bit like Ramsay Street on the box in your place?
Oh, no, it's far posher than that.
So do all your neighbours know what you're up to today?
They do, yes, yes. They are all rooting for us and we had a party in celebration.
-A champagne party to celebrate being on.
-Oh, it is a posh street.
-Now, Kate, you work in a hairdresser's salon.
-I do, yes.
-No, it's not.
I'd think it's a fabulous hairdo. So if I came into your hairdressing salon
could I look as if I'd had an electric shock like you?
I mean, have you spent hours crafting that?
No, no, it's just dry your hair upside down, it's easily done.
Yes, I must try it upside down. It's a really good effect.
Now, Claire, you've got a very different job, haven't you?
I have, yes, I'm a gardener.
I went straight from school to college to learn amenity horticulture and garden design.
And I also do a lot of chainsaw work in the summer, tree work and things like that.
You don't look like a chain sawer.
-I love my chain saw.
Great team. Thank you very much for coming in, good luck.
Now for the Blues. Are you retired then?
-Do you watch much telly?
Yes, I watch you...
-I watch Cash In The Attic every day.
-I watch Flog It every day...
..and if I can't watch it, I tape it, and watch it in the evening when I'm knitting.
Very Good. Which is your favourite programme?
-Well, Bargain Hunt of course.
-Just as well you said that, Ivy.
Now during the war you had the most interesting job, didn't you?
Yes, during the war I was an ammunition examiner.
I was doing a very dangerous job with gelignite.
We had to work with that 30 ft underground because the slightest
-little breeze would set it off and blow you up.
Now, Glenys, what do you get up to, anything dangerous with gelignite?
No. Never. Not dangerous.
I'm working in a charity shop.
For 10 years I've been doing charity work and I visited Russia
to the Russian orphanages with a group called Love Russia.
We went over to see the orphans and then fund raised from then.
-Gosh, you have done a lot, haven't you?
-It's been amazing.
Which of you two really wanted to come on the show?
-And why did you want to come, Ivy?
Because I enjoy watching you so much, Jim, sorry, Tim!
That I feel that you're the sort of gentleman that my mother would have been pleased if I had brought home.
Isn't that sweet.
Well, we wish you all the very best of luck.
Both our marvellous teams today.
Now the money moment. £300 apiece.
There you are. You know the rules, your experts await.
Off you go and very, very, very good luck.
Well, I don't know where I've heard such compliments, I'll be blushing.
All we need now are our experts.
Ah! David Harper.
And Kate Bliss.
And if you're new to Bargain Hunt you may not know that each team gets £300 and an hour to shop
for three items which they sell later at auction and the team that makes the most profit wins.
Sounds groovy, doesn't it?
And both teams are go.
-So sparkley silver things, is this what we like?
-Want to make a profit.
Is there anything you particularly want to look out for, Glenys?
A piece of silver probably.
I love the shape, Art Nouveau shape.
-It's no good, let's go.
-Oh, sorry, let's go!
KATE: Quite delicate. Isn't it?
84, it's too much for Continental, isn't it? Sorry.
Don't hold back, Ivy.
You've heard of WMF, haven't you?
-So Orion were bought out by WMF.
-You can see you they're doing a similar sort of thing.
-What do you think of that, Glenys?
What did you say, madam?
What do you think it would fetch though, that's the point, is it pewter?
It is pewter, yes.
They don't tend to fetch much more than 50 maximum, do they?
-Yeah, it's quite a large piece though, isn't it?
We'll be guided by you, Kate.
I think £80 is fairly strong at auction, but I love the poppies on it.
It's very Art Nouveau, isn't it?
-It's typically what WMF, that German manufacturer
did in what was the the sort of German equivalent of Art Nouveau.
These motifs are typical of that and the way
you've got this sort of sinuous decoration as well round here.
This would be a gamble, Glenys.
-If Kate thinks it's worth. If it's only...
-We could come back.
-If it's only a fiver, it's still a profit, isn't it?
She's lovely, isn't she?
How much is that, please?
That would be 40.
-That sort of ware, what's it called?
Poker work, where it's been scratched out.
Yes. It's quite pretty, though, isn't it?
It's lovely, it's a very lightweight box and the value is in this lovely Art Nouveau-style poker work.
And you can see the difference where it's been protected on the inside,
the image is much more vibrant.
Vibrant than the outside which has faded. Slightly.
Do you think she'll take 110 for the two?
-You ask her, Ivy.
-Excuse me, lady.
Would you take 110 for the two? If we took the two?
If you can go to 115, yes, I can't do 110 for the two.
-What d'you think?
You're straight in there, aren't you?
115, then. Is it a deal?
What do you think, are you sure? Are you sure? What d'you think, Glenys?
-I think I'd like to come back.
-Oh, Ivy's done the deal.
Sorry, I've done the deal. I'm sorry, Glenys.
-Ivy's done the deal.
What was it, 115 for the two?
-So that has cost just £35.
Can you see a profit in that, Glenys? What d'you think?
-You're happy with that, Ivy?
-I'm happy with it.
I've shaken hands, so I can't retract.
I know, we've done the deal now, too late. We're out of the bargain.
You should have nobbed in.
So, I'm getting the third item.
-You two keep quiet.
You put your foot down.
Ivy's taking no prisoners.
The Blues have items one and two in the bag for £115 in the less than ten minutes.
I have to say I wasn't expecting that.
It was clear from the start that Ivy had
very set ideas on what she wanted, but once she decides on something, boy she decides and she goes for it.
And Glenys and I were just left there to spectate, really,
before we realised exactly what had happened.
So, deal done all in the space of about 10 minutes. I have to say,
I think we've paid a bit too much.
Too late now.
Come on, Reds, the Blues are way ahead.
-We found some Indian stamps.
-I know people sometimes collect these sort of things.
-You don't look impressed.
-Oh sorry, was it that obvious?
-Quirky objects was on the list.
It's what they used to use years ago, didn't they?
-Spit on them and carry on.
I've ironed a few shirts with them.
While Ivy heads off down memory lane - here's a treat.
This little thing is the most exquisitely made measure.
If I undo the thumbscrew and slide it along that bar,
you can see that these two teeth open up in a very precise way.
That's because this thing is a caliper.
A sort of scientific instrument that you'd use to measure
the circumference of a hole.
And I think this thing was made for a gunsmith.
So, if I was looking at a shotgun for example, and I wanted to tell the difference, precisely,
between a 12 bore, a 20 bore, a 16 bore,
a .410 bore, I'd insert this thing into the barrel, I'd then slide that
bar until these two teeth exactly fitted into the barrel, take that away, tighten up the thumbscrew,
put it on a measure, and that would tell me which bore of shotgun I was looking at.
How much is this little gadget going to cost you?
Well, if you play your cards right, 60 quid. Boom-boom.
Now, back to the action. Has David finally spotted something for the Reds?
-Um, what is it?
-Yes, it's a bronze.
-Is it bronze?
-Yeah, it's bronze.
-It's going a bit green isn't it?
-Which bronze does.
-Exactly, lovely patination.
-Yeah, it's nice.
-Late 19th, early 20th century Art Nouveau.
Probably French or German.
-No signature, but it's good quality.
-How much is it?
-98 is the price that's on it and I'd go down to £80.
-I mean, it's not my cup of tea.
-It doesn't grab me.
But then I'm not buying it.
No, well you are actually.
-Well, I'm but I'm not buying it at an auction.
-Um, you think that's a good buy?
-I just think it's quality.
What about 70?
If we could get it for 70.
-I think we ought to go for it.
-Are you happy?
The Reds have scored.
One item for £70.
But time is ticking away, 20 minutes gone already.
It's a German. This guy will be able to pronounce it properly. Come here.
How do you pronounce WMF?
Repeat that one.
-That's why we just call it WMF.
What ho! Glenys has taken a fancy to a jardiniere.
D'you like that?
-I like that.
-Do you, Glenys?
-I am pleased.
Yes, it is different, Glenys.
-I think it's pretty hideous.
Yes. What can you do it for?
Well, I was asking 45.
But you can have it for 35.
Do you really like it, Glenys?
-You're going to tell me that's too much money?
What would you pay for it?
I'll split the difference with you, 30.
What do you think of it?
-I wouldn't buy it myself.
Because I don't think that that colour will appeal.
-But if Glenys wants it, I'm quite happy for her to buy it.
-Would you mind just saving it?
-No, that's OK. What, you're going to think about it are you?
-Anything you like?
Hang on, has Glenys found something else she likes?
-Have you seen these before?
They're called samplers.
These were usually done by children because they studied needlework in school.
And often have a religious overtone.
"This is a precious book indeed happy the child that loves to read."
But it's beautifully done, isn't it?
And then she's signed it down here, Sarah-Jane Hodder July 1863.
I think that's a really good find.
-Yes, so do I.
-It just depends what the price is.
-What the price is.
D'you want to go and see if you can see the gentleman, Ivy?
They are very collectable.
-I've got £20 off.
I'll take 100, it won't be any less.
-I think it's a lot of money, £100, don't you?
-For what it is?
They are very collectable.
-The verse is beautiful.
-What do you think, Ivy? Well done for getting £20 off.
-What do you think for £100?
-Do you think that's a better buy than the the jardiniere?
What do you think, Glenys? Or are you still hankering after your jardiniere?
We've got 25 minutes which is a long time.
Shall we hide it?
-Shall we hide it! Good plan. I don't think we're allowed to do that.
I tell you what, stick it down there.
Let's have a mosey up that way.
Come on, Reds, two items to buy and only half-an-hour to go.
A painted bowl on a stand, I don't know.
No, you're not excited are you?
No, we're not. We're not excited.
How's Glenys doing?
It looks quite nice with the reels in it, doesn't it?
These cottons look like they came from 1800s, don't they?
While Glenys continues her search Ivy tells us what's on her mind.
This shop's been harder than I thought,
because having to choose jointly
is obviously harder than choosing individually.
And tastes differ between different people.
And although when we started Glenys said,
"I'll be ruled by what you're going to do,"
So, we're deciding between the jardiniere and the sampler.
I'm looking at the end product, you know - will it sell?
And I'm perfectly sure the sampler will.
What were the jardiniere?
Jardiniere he came down to 30, didn't he? But you wanted 25.
-Yeah, of course.
-And he's come down to 100 on the sampler.
Time for me to pay a little visit, I think.
I bought two items and now Glenys is deliberating about the third one.
-I want her to get a sampler.
I've got £20 knocked off of it, down to 100.
And I can remember a couple of sales where Charles has been -
and it's his show we're going to be selling at...
-..where he sold them quite well.
-So I think if we let him know there is a sampler
-dating back to the 1800s...
..that he will notify his customers who are sample-minded.
You see - strategist, I tell you.
Low cunning and strategy mixed.
-Coupled with years of experience, right, Ivy?
That's right. 82 years of 'em.
82 years' worth of experience.
I've got such good taste.
-Have you ever been chatted up by a better-looking bloke than that?
-What do you think?
-Oh, Red Arrows are after us. Wow, can you see them out there?
The Red team need to buck up with some of the Red Arrows' va-va-vroom.
-The owl's nice. I like him.
-What is he, then?
-I don't know.
-Do you think his head comes off?
-I bet it does.
-Oh, I like that.
It's a shaker.
-Is it sugar? Pepper?
-It's a salt.
-Pepper, salt, anything granule.
Almost right. What's the trade on that one?
-I'll do it for 40.
30 is what I had in my mind.
-It's not silver.
-I think it's for sand or chalk, you know.
-To dry the ink?
-That makes it more interesting, doesn't it?
So you fill it with a chalk or a sand and then when you're writing with your nice quill pen -
you've got a nice big posh mahogany desk,
you pick up the owl and sprinkle the sand over the ink to help it along.
-It's a lovely idea.
-I quite like that. It's got a nice feel about it.
It has, and you know
it's been handled millions of times, hasn't it?
-Yes, I like him.
-I gave you a price, I'm sorry.
-What do you think?
-I like him. I do.
-I do like it. Yeah.
-Do you want to have him?
-Yeah, let's have him.
All right, we'll have him at 40.
The Reds have just one more item to get, so both teams are now head-to-head.
The Blues, nearly out of time, are heading back to the stall with the jardiniere and the sampler.
So it's meant to be if it's still here.
Are you sure you don't want the jardiniere? It's a lot less money.
Right, ip, dip, ip.
-So you're going to buy that, are you?
I've not decided yet.
It's a lady's prerogative to keep men waiting.
You know that.
-Get your money out, then.
Could I have it wrapped in gold paper please?
-Ah, Glenys and Ivy are all done
and with just six minutes to go, it's decision time for the Reds.
Now, do you know the WMF piece that we saw, that we really liked and we couldn't afford?
-Again, similar kind of things. What have you got for...
reasonable money that we might do OK with in auction?
-The best thing I think in your sort of price range is this little WMF dog.
-Is it WMF?
Yeah, it was designed in 1905.
It's in the 1905/1906 catalogue as a desk weight.
Two words. Go on, then.
What does WMF stand for?
Oh, I can't remember.
-How much is it?
-What's trade on it?
Absolute death is 100.
And I can't go less than that.
Well, it's early 19th Century and doggies are always great.
Dogs are always collectable, aren't they? People like dogs.
And he's a good shape, isn't he?
-He's, he's on the hunt.
-It's quite amazing - the markings on his fur and his muscles on him
-look really good.
Yes, we'll go for him.
-Deal done, thank you very much.
-30 seconds left.
-I wanted to go down to the last second.
That's it. Stop the shop.
Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.
They bought the bronze bust of a lady for £70.
The pewter owl for £40. Too-wit!
And the doggy desk weight for £100.
So I've caught you two on the balcony!
This is the leftover-lolly moment. You've had a fab shop, yeah?
-We have, fantastic.
-I think you did very, very well. What's your favourite piece?
The little owl shaker.
That's your favourite? What about you, Kate?
The dog, I think. It's got to be the dog, yes.
-What did you spend overall?
-We spent £210.
-Quite sure about that?
-Are you quite sure about that?
-Yeah, round about that!
-Maths is not...
-I don't do the maths!
Fine! We'll accept the £210, fab. So you've got 90 smackers?
-I have, yes.
-Very good, £90, lovely.
-That goes to you, David.
-Thank you very much.
Have you got anything in mind to spend the £90 on, David?
Yes, I've always got something in mind, Tim, but whether I can
actually get it for the price I really want in my mind...
I often live in a fantasy world.
-I'd never have guessed that!
Really?! And these two are included!
I don't blame you on that! Good luck, David.
Why don't we check out what the Blues have bought?
Ivy steamed right in and bought the Art Nouveau dish for £80,
along with the pokerwork box for £35.
And they eventually plumped for the sampler, which cost them 100.
-Did you have a nice time?
-Was it good, Ivy?
-Really enjoyed it.
We know all about your strategic buying plans now,
which is rather good.
They didn't fall out or anything?
How much did you spend? Can you remember?
-£215? So that means you've got £85, is that right?
-£85. Got the £85?
-You have? Good, £85.
That's what we like to see. That goes straight, of course, to Kate.
Thank you very much.
Hatfield House is in the most beezer location,
just 20 miles outside London,
and it's home to the Seventh Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury.
Stand by your beds!
This is the Great Hall -
the space that, if you were visiting Hatfield 400 years ago,
you would have first entered.
A communal living chamber, which literally would have been set out
with these tables for all their meals,
but might occasionally be cleared,
and then the whole space would become an entertainment area
for their masks and revels.
It's not just the Great Hall, though, that we've come to see.
Actually, I want to introduce you to this tour de force
of the Chinese ivory carver's art.
Isn't this magnificent?
You'll travel many a long mile before you find a better one.
So delicate is this structure that
when Lady Salisbury decided that she wanted it here at Hatfield House,
she employed Beckwith and France, her cabinet makers,
to have two men walk it the 20 miles from London,
because that was the safest way of bringing it here.
But just look at how fantastic the object is itself.
It's referred to by the family as the temple of the moon.
If you look at the individual elements of ivory,
none of them are particularly large.
In other words, the Chinese have taken small sections of ivory -
almost veneers - and have applied them, for example, on these steps.
The little black dots you see are little nails. Except they're not made of iron, they're made of ivory.
There are two kiosks either side of the entrance, before you progress over a bridge and a moat.
I just love this moat. Look at this.
We've got a sheet of glass.
It's probably mica with silvering underneath it, which represents the water,
and then drifting around on the water are these lily pads,
the odd crab, a couple of storks and so forth.
We've got trees, all made of stained ivory - with this brown trunk
and spiky pine cones, before you get to the two-tier structure itself.
Each of the tiers is divided by these charming shaped roofs,
and I just love the sliding screens inside.
Meanwhile, our experts have been shopping for their bonus buys.
Let's see what David's found for the Reds.
So, Kate and Claire, you spent £210, which is a good total.
You gave David £90 of leftover lolly.
I've bought a little sweetie for a pair of sweeties.
Maybe not as sweet as I remember him!
Go on, have a look.
There's a little surprise there. See if you can find the surprise.
-Does it squeak?
-Pull his tongue.
-DAVID CHUCKLES It's a tape measure!
What did you think it was?!
-Quite zany, hey?
-Zany and very, very sweet.
I think he's gorgeous.
He's not my... I wouldn't buy him and take him home,
-but a lot of people would, and I think for the money... Have I told you what I paid yet?
Ah. 15. Oh, come on! It can't be bad for that!
I think it would have to make more than £15, I'm sure.
-You think he would?
-I think he might, yes.
-Charles, your sale room is humming as usual.
-Hope so, Tim.
Kate and Claire and David went out and got
three quite similar-looking items, actually.
-First up is this so-called Art Nouveau bust,
which I fancy is no more Art Nouveau than you or me, actually.
In terms of its period, when would you date that, Charles?
20th Century. I wasn't overly sure, Tim.
It's very badly cast, hand coloured, so I'd date it at 2000, not 1900.
I would suspect, because it's decorative,
that with our decorative pool of buyers,
they might pay £30 or £40 for it, but bearing in mind it's one of many, many, is it worth that?
The next item is this so-called desk shaker,
-which is just a pepper pot, isn't it?
-It is, Tim.
It's definitely not to take pounce,
that ground-up lava stuff that you'd have on a desk instead of blotting paper.
But they're desirable things, it has to be said.
Yes, and I'm of the opinion this one is period.
I'm quite happy, it would be probably George V,
could be Edwardian, could even be late, late Victorian.
But it's sweet.
-I think we'll do quite well, between £50 and £70.
-I quite agree with you. They paid £40.
-So that was a good buy, and should show them a reasonable profit.
The next item is this so-called setter. Do you rate this thing?
Tim, WMF, in that first half of the 20th Century, were famous for their
-Jugendstil forms of design, Art Nouveau. This isn't.
-I'm just slightly wary of its period.
It doesn't have the Art Nouveau style.
No. In that regard, Tim, one really values it between £30 and £50.
-Yeah, I'd agree with you. £100.
-£100 is too much.
So, there are some deep and sincere black holes, I think, under this trio,
and they're definitely going to need their bonus buys.
Tim, believe it or not, we've had an interest in this teddy bear. I think he'll do quite well.
But, of course, it's a tape measure.
My guide price was between £20 and £30.
I think it'll make more.
-Do you really?
-I hope so, Tim, because I've said that now.
-David paid £15 for it.
-I'm amazed. I'm mesmerised, Tim.
-Mesmerised and amazed?
-I'm with you there with that.
That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Ivy and Glenys. Their first item is the pewter dish.
-Which is, I think, very handsome.
-It is, Tim.
-Very satisfactory design, and in good condition.
And remarkably, Tim, the factory who made this in Germany, called Orion,
a manufacturer who only survived for three years -
1903 to 1906 - and was founded by George Friedrich Schmitt.
-It's in good condition.
-It's a nice, pattenated period piece.
I quite agree with you, Charles. That's lovely.
£80 was paid by Ivy for this.
-Ivy's been quite determined in her shopping.
Well, Tim, I think for a piece of metalware from a three-year reign,
it's not a lot, but my guide price is between 40 and £60.
-40 to £60.
-That will be very disappointing to Ivy.
I will deflect onto you, Charles,
any criticism she may have of the estimating process,
-if you don't mind.
-That's fine, Tim!
Next up is the pokerwork box. Do you rate that?
Tim, I'm not sure what period it is.
To me, it looks almost 1930s, in an Art Nouveau style.
You might say this period. I'm not sure.
But it's a good cigar box, we like it.
-I could really see it racing away and making £30.
Ivy paid 35 for it, so you're going to have to have a fair old race on there. Yes?
Dear me. Yes, I will.
-Glenys pitched forward. She went very strongly with the sampler.
-Which is not too bad, is it?
I really feel samplers tell a story.
They tell a story of ladies of great leisure
who were educated in the 19th Century
to prepare and produce such wonderful masterpieces,
which are unique.
I really, really like it. So much, our guide price is between £50 and £80.
£100 paid by Glenys, I tell you.
-She's going to be coming at you too, Charles.
-Put your flak jacket on.
-I will be selling quick.
-On this basis, these girls are definitely going to need their bonus buys,
so let's go and have a look at it.
So, Glenys, Ivy, you spent up - that was lovely - you spent £215.
You gave £85 to Kate. Whatever did she buy? Kate, reveal all.
Well, before I reveal all, Ivy, I think it's fair to say
you had a pretty good innings fairly early on in the shop, didn't you?
-And we bought two things which you chose which you liked.
And poor Glenys was left a little bit on the back foot.
-So, in my bonus buy,
as well as trying to get you something that will make a profit,
I've evened up the score a little bit.
What did you say?
Glenys loved this jardiniere, didn't you, Glenys?
-And you thought it were hideous.
-I do think it's hideous!
So, Glenys, you have your jardiniere,
and now we will really see whether it makes a profit or not...
-..whether you were right, as well as whether I was right.
And how much did you get it for, though?
Well, I twisted and twisted his arm, but it had to be £30.
-How much do you think it will fetch?
-on a good day.
I think it has a chance. I mean, it really is quite an eyeful, isn't it?
-My only dissension from this item was actually the colour.
-And I love the colour.
-You love the colour. Well, isn't that great?
It just shows how people's tastes can be poles apart.
That's what makes Bargain Hunt endlessly riveting, because we genuinely do not know
what's going to happen in the auction in five minutes' time.
-But for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer
thinks about Kate's seriously hideous jardiniere.
There we go, Charles. Pass the sick-bag.
-That's something else, isn't it?
-I mean, what gave Victorian works of art a bad name, eh?
I think it will be bought by somebody with a unique taste.
-So do I.
-It captures an age of fussy, Victorian, revived rococo.
But this is typical of you, Charles, because you can only see the best side of everything.
It has some artistic merit, Tim.
It does indeed.
It is absolutely hideous but it's rather wonderful in its hideousness.
It's an icon of the period.
The perennial question is, what's it worth?
Well, Tim, with the right pool of buyers, the right ambience, upbeat enthusiasm, £30.
Without it, it's a lot which could only make £5.
Well, I think Kate's great because she paid £30 for it. It's down to you, Charles.
-I can't wait.
-Yeah, I can't wait either.
So what are you going to do with the upside of money from today's programme - if you make any?
-Well, I've got quite a big trip planned at the end of the year down to South America.
So all funding welcome for that one.
Yeah, you might get enough to pay for one or two gallons of gas.
-This is it.
-What about you, Kate?
I'll just be grateful to eat tonight, I think, really. Yes.
First is the little bust, the Art Nouveau-style bust.
-Here it comes.
-Lot number five.
Shoulder length bust of a lady. There she is. A wavy outline,
20th century, say buyer beware, we think of her as 20th century.
There she is. Very, very nice. Please, start me off. Do I see £25?
I look for £25. A very fine bust.
£25, I'm out. Do I see eight now?
Come on, 25. I look for eight.
It is bronze. It is quality.
-25, I look for eight now. Come on, surely?
Make no mistake,
we are falling. At £25.
But look forward to the shaker.
-We didn't like the head.
-You didn't, you didn't. I know.
-Here we go with the owl.
-Oh, come on, owl. We like the owl.
Very, very nice. A great late-Victorian owl pepper pot
with a screw-head cover, beaded glass eyes.
A great novelty and what the market thrives on.
Do I see £40, please? 35, I'll take eight.
35, do I see eight now?
Eight and 40 and two.
And five and eight and 50 and two.
I've got 50. Do I see two now?
-50, I'll take two. Come on, surely.
-We're in profit, guys.
-I'll take two.
-We need more than that.
-We really need this, Charles.
50, come on. We are selling at £50. The gavel's falling.
Yeah, well done. That is plus £10.
Plus £10, t-wit, t-woo.
Next is the Labrador.
There we are, a lovely WMF German, silver-plated retriever.
I'm bid 25, 28, 30. Do I see two now?
For 30, I'll take two. Five, eight.
I've got 40, and two. And I'm out.
There's a long way to go yet. But he's getting on with it.
42, where's five? Let's see five, surely.
At 45, 48, 50, two.
-We need to double.
-At 50, the lady.
I'll take two now, sir. You're out, the lady isn't. I'll take two.
"No," he says. At 50, fair warning.
-Keep going, keep going!
62. Are you sure, sir? Shakes his head. Thank you very much.
We say sold at £60.
£60. Minus £40. I'm sorry about that.
I'm in big trouble. That was pathetic.
-Well, it's nothing like as bad as stopping at £27, I have to tell you.
Frankly, let's not worry about it.
It's 85 less ten...is minus £75.
Is there any kind of response to...
-Shall we go with the teddy bear?
-I think we've got to.
-You're going to go with that?
-We can't do any worse.
-Well, you can.
It's £15. But you never know.
-You going to go with that?
-Oh, yes. In for a penny in for a pound.
They're going with the bonus buy.
There we are, 181, it's a very nice, novelty interest.
It's a teddy-bear tape measure with extending tape measure tongue.
We had lots of e-mail inquiries but nothing further, unfortunately.
-Anyway, that's life. I have got interest here, though, at £18.
I've got eight and 30. I'm out.
30. I'll take two for a fine teddy.
-I'll take two.
30, I'll take two now. 30, where's two?
Look at me. 32, do I see 34 now?
£32 we sell at. I'll take four.
-You've doubled your money.
-Fair warning. All done?
We are selling and standing at £32.
-To you, sir.
-Well done. He's redeemed himself
So that is plus £17, so that's a good result, I would say, on that teddy.
And we've all learned something with this ruddy thing,
I have to tell you. So 75 is 65, I make that minus 58.
-Is that right? Minus 58.
Which, overall, could well be a winning score.
Ivy and Glenys, do you know how the Reds got on?
-No, no idea.
-They never told you?
First lot up is going to be the pewter Orion dish.
And here it comes.
Circa 1905. Where do we start?
I am only bid £25.
-Do I see eight now?
30 and two, five and eight.
I've got £35. Do I see eight now?
-Come on, come on,
-Do I see eight?
At £35, surely one more? Fair warning, all done. I'll take eight.
All done at £35.
All done. We say sale.
£35, that's minus 45.
Early 20th century with a portrait of a lady in profile.
Lots of interest here. I will start at £15.
Do I see 18? I've got a way to go, though.
£15, got 18, 20, and two,
-five, eight, 30, and two, do I see five now?
£32, do I see five? £32, surely five, come on.
-Nearly there, nearly there.
-£32, I'll take five now.
At £32, gone.
Bad luck, Ivy. That's just minus £3.
-It's not bad, Ivy.
There we are. We do like these because they tell a story.
Mid-Victorian needlework, ever so nice. I will start at £50.
I've got 60 and two. I'm out.
Do I see five now?
I look for 65. Come on, surely.
Five and 70, five, 80, five.
-Come on, come on!
It's a good one. Are you sure, sir? One more. 85, do I see 90? Come-on.
Go on! Go on!
£85, I look for 90. We say sale.
-Bad luck, Glenys.
That is £15 off on that. We're minus 63.
What are you going to do about
-What do we think?
-Going with it?
-Glenys wants to, so I'll agree.
-Yes? You're going with it?
-Here it comes.
Number 202. You might like it.
-You do like it.
-You might not.
I quite like it.
Victorian-style, green and gilt porcelain jardiniere.
It could almost melt in your hands. In a rococo style...
-It's attracting attention.
So I will start at £20, I'm bid.
Two, five, eight, 30, and two,
I've got 40 and two.
And I'm out. At £42, I'm bid.
-Come on, 50.
No, the lady here at £50, second row.
Do I see two now?
Come on. 50 I'll take.
It really is a delight to sell these jardinieres. 50, I'll take two.
I'll take two now, surely.
At £50, the lady. Yours.
Well done, Glenys. Well done.
£50. That is plus 20.
-Isn't that phenomenal?
-Come on! Come on!
That is perfect, plus £20. And people were so sniffy about that.
Anyway, overall minus 43.
That might be a winning score.
All will be revealed in a moment.
Well, what fun! We have had serious and superior losses on Bargain Hunt today, from both teams.
I mean, we have had what they call "schtonking" losses.
It's just a question of the scale of loss. Have you been chatting?
-You haven't, no. Well, it's been great fun, I have to tell you.
Now the team that marginally managed to score slightly more losses are...
-the Reds, actually.
The only thing is that, when you turn to the Reds, there is a bit of a smell about.
I don't know whether, Kate, you're responsible for something, are you?
It is me that's responsible because I have
brought you a piece of cheese from our local dairy.
And how long has this piece of cheese been knocking around for?
-It has been humming around all day.
Well, if you don't mind my saying so, I think it could have been humming around for some weeks.
I read on the internet that you are partial to a bit of cheese.
Most of my television appearances involve cheese.
No, seriously, thank you very much.
Minus £58 you managed to score, which is really my job now.
Minus 58. It's not too bad, is it? No.
You come away from this stinking almost as much as the cheese that's been presented to me.
Thank you very much, Kate. I'll enjoy eating that in the car going south.
Now, you two, the victors who won today by only managing to lose £43.
-It's pretty good, isn't it?
-Not bad, Ivy. Are you pleased with that?
-Yes, I am.
You got a minus score on absolutely everything all the way through, with the exception
of Kate's brilliant profit of £20 on her bonus buy, which was with that meringue-encrusted jardiniere.
And Glenys's choice.
We have had a wonderful show today.
-Thank you very much for joining us, and indeed, join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?
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Tim Wonnacott, David Harper and Kate Bliss are in Lincoln with two teams of bargain hunters. The blue team almost fall out, while the red team fall about laughing. While the experts shop for their bonus buys, Tim finds a miniature ivory temple in Hatfield House. Which team will profit at auction?