In Peterborough, a middle-aged Goth sends David Barby on a very scary Bargain Hunt. Thomas Plant, meanwhile, is staking his reputation on one bargain.
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Hello, where did this horrible thing come from?
Do you think it means that on today's show we've got a mature Goth and it's crawled off her?
How repulsive, I hate spiders.
Let's go bargain hunting instead.
You could easily lose yourself in a busy place like this,
so they'd better have their wits about them.
Especially David Barby.
He's on a macabre mission for the Red team, Carlos and his Gothic fiance Alison.
-Cloven hoof double.
The devil worship. I mustn't go on about this.
They get the fright of their lives at the sale room.
-I'm only bid £10.
-This is turning out to be a bloodbath.
Blue team Chris and Betty have Thomas Plant staking his reputation on a clothes brush.
It is a bit expensive, Thomas.
-It is the clothes brush of all clothes brushes.
But Thomas gets the brush off.
-We might as well give it away.
It is time to meet those teams.
Alison, when did you decide you wanted to be a Goth?
That would be from the age of about 33.
-Quite young then?
What do your friends and family think about all this 'Gothicism'.
My mum, she thought I was barmy to start being a Goth at 33.
33, a late developer.
She said, then again, I know my daughter so that would probably fit and my son is 32...
and he absolutely thinks it is hysterical. He really does.
-You are clearly very happy in your skin which is lovely.
Carlos, where did you and Alison meet?
We used to work at the same building together. I saw her coming down for a bit and thought, "she's nice".
Didn't do nothing about it and there was a mate of mine who egged me on.
How did you propose to Alison in the end, Carlos?
-It was quite emotional for you, wasn't it?
I went to a flower shop, ordered some flowers, got them delivered
where she was working and I got a card and I wrote, one more surprise to come.
I waited outside, got down on one knee and asked her to marry me.
-How long have you been engaged for now?
Lovely. What is going to be the big incentive for making the last leap?
Might it happen on Bargain Hunt today?
It might do, you never know.
-It could do.
-Make a big profit, you could take a big leap.
Never had a Gothic wedding on the show ever.
This could be a first. Brilliant. Very good luck.
Now, by all accounts, you two should get on extremely well as you have been together for 25 years.
That is right, we have.
-Chris, apart from your wife, what are your other passions?
-I love fishing.
Nothing better than being by the waterside, mist rolling off the water, birds singing, fabulous.
Betty, you're going to do some volunteering now in your spare time?
Yes I am. I'm going to help out at the hospital.
Just on the wards and making tea and just...
-Giving out sympathy.
-Yeah, and chatting to the patients really.
-I think you will be a very good at that.
-I do hope so.
Chris, I hear you're a bit of a collector.
Yes, a little bit.
I like antique vesta cases, silver.
I've got eight and I have a papier mache Georgian box and a little bit of World War I memorabilia.
Where did this interest in World War One memorabilia come from?
I went to France with my son-in-law Tim who is an avid First World War collector and
we went field walking and then we used to go in a bar called Le Tommy.
One night we went in there, had a few beers, I noticed
this shell on the counter, a French 75 millimetre shrapnel shell.
After two bottles of claret,
I thought about buying it and after four bottles of claret...
-You didn't know where you were?
-No, but I did buy it for 30 Euros.
I brought it home and it is in pride of place on the mantelpiece.
How are you on First World War shells, love?
I've got a few actually.
-We've got at least three on the hearth at the moment.
-Are you fond of them too?
They are OK.
-You are going to have to keep him under control you know that, don't you?
Now the money moment. £300 apiece.
Your experts await, off you go and very, very, good luck.
Alison, what are you going to look for?
Basically, I shall be looking for jewellery.
Silver cases or snuff boxes.
I like ceramics, glass, silver.
What about you?
Glass, Laliques. If we can get cheap Lalique.
I have never seen cheap Lalique yet!
As ever our two teams have to follow a well known set of rules.
In fact the whole world knows these rules or should do.
Each team has only one hour to shop.
They give them £300 to spend.
Each team must buy three items.
There you have it, the wonderful world of Bargain Hunt.
That is quite nice.
It is actually. What is the price?
-I'll do it for 30.
-Do you want to consider it?
-We'll come back to it shall we?
-We've only started. What a lot.
This is a little vesta.
I love vestas.
You would hang it on your watch chain like that.
It is on a watch chain and you would have your watch on the other end.
It is in the form of a cloven hoof.
-A cloven hoof - the devil.
-That is the little striker there.
-That is beautiful.
'The Queen of Darkness likes it. No surprise there.'
This would have been silver plated at some stage and it has gone off now.
What is the price on that?
The price is 110 and he will come down to 80.
-I said 90.
-Did you, I'm so sorry.
I will split the difference at 85.
That is as good as I can go.
How much do you think it would make at auction?
It is either going to take off because there are vesta collectors in the room,
or it could sell for just 50.
What date would you put on that?
-I would think around 1880.
-Yes, I think that is quite good.
-A cloven foot.
-Well-spotted, David. What shall we do?
Shall we go for this?
Leave it till 10 minutes before the final choice.
-I agree with that.
-Thank you very much indeed, sir.
Lovely couple. I get on extremely well with them.
It is trying to find something within the narrow field that they are interested in.
I don't want to palm off a little piece of silver which they are not interested in.
I want them to make the choice.
While the Reds are finding their way inside, Thomas has high hopes for the open air.
-Have you seen anything Chris?
We've only just started, haven't we?
I like being outside, I feel I get a better deal outside.
There is more space and also the stallholders are a little more receptive outside.
This is quite fun.
It is a brush, isn't it?
A clothes brush.
Clothes, come table brush.
It is a fun thing with these continental marks on.
Is it a clothes brush? Yes. It is rather handsome as a clothes brush.
-Nice shape to it.
-The best price you could probably get for this is £60.
It is a bit expensive, Thomas.
You might think it is expensive but find me another one of that quality.
Elkington, the best makers. The actual bristles, look how good they are.
-How old do you think it is?
-It is probably 1920s, 1930s,
might even be earlier.
So, it's Art Nouveau?
-It's got that...
-It has got that look about it.
British Art Nouveau is 1900 - 1914.
First World War happens, that stops. Really, it is Deco. It is luxurious.
There are collectors for that, is there?
There are collectors, people still use them. That is the kind of thing I could see in...
It would be something that you would use not just to collect and have on show.
I'm also thinking about the resale, where is it going to be?
Is it going to be in London, in a gentleman's outfitters? It is that kind of prop.
There is something there to be had.
I do like it. I think it is a fantastic shape.
It is a really interesting shape.
-Shall we do it?
-Let's go for it.
£60, thank you.
Two to go, let's come on.
That is one item bought. What d'you think, Thomas?
We've got one item - something I found.
I want them to be a little more pushy picking up a few more things, looking at a few more items.
Oh dear, blue team could do better.
Are the Reds still on the hunt for something scary?
I love those Mrs Thatcher.
I love them.
-Not my scene, David.
How about some lovely glass to calm the nerves.
-Just feel that.
-Murano. That is beautiful. I love the colours.
-Can I feel?
-That is nice, I like that.
-That is mega heavy. What is the price on that, David?
-I think it is quite nice.
-It is nice that.
-It is not a bad price.
It is not damaged anywhere, is it?
No... When you look at glass,
for ageing, can you see the scratch marks on the bottom?
That is indicative of its age.
It has been on top of the table.
This is naturally blown, naturally hand-worked and then they have
smoothed off the bottom and cut it so you have it cut straight across.
It has been on top of the table, moved around, it is scratched.
Will that affect the price?
Yes, it will, that is why it is 48 quid. Look at that.
Beautiful colours in there, really nice.
-Do you want to go and ask the lady the price, it is £48.
It is badly scratched at the bottom.
For a collector, that can always be polished out.
-What is the best price you can do on that?
-Could you come down any more on that?
What about 30, please?
It is quite scratched underneath.
-Split the difference at 31.
'David, you rogue.'
-Go on then.
-Do you want to do that?
Shall we? Thank you.
So, half an hour in, how is it going?
We are going in the right direction.
There is so many stalls here and it is taking so long to go down one particular avenue,
that I feel we will probably run out of time and have to rush back
to find if there are still objects available that we looked at earlier.
Oh, the heat is on.
Now where is that thermometer?
If I give it a twist, like this,
the whole of that inner case spins around and reveals inside,
the tiny thermometer in the middle.
If you look at the bottom of this, it is perforated as if it was for pepper.
Actually, it is for the sugar refining trade.
If you have got sure sugar cane and you were boiling it in a vat, you would want to boil it
to a certain temperature before refining it into hard grain sugar.
Then you would have had an industrial thermometer,
the case of which would look rather like this miniature.
Silver hallmark, London, 1898.
This thing was made for Mr Tate or Mr Lyle or
the equivalent who was in the sugar manufacturing trade
and they had it on the end of their watch chain as a little token of the business they were in.
Don't think for a moment that you should shove this inside a vat of burning sugar because you shouldn't.
It is simply a bit of fun.
It is a toy, if you like,
a rich man's toy.
What is it worth?
You could buy it for £190.
What might you get for it on the right day to the right collector?
At least 3-400.
Is that sweet enough for you?
I'd say so.
Where are you bargain hunters?
What about this? This is a bit of Royal Crown Derby.
As we are selling in Derby, it would be good to get some Royal Crown Derby.
These are paperweights and there are lots of different variations.
You get bigger ones, smaller ones.
What do you think of that?
I like them very much. I like the wren I spotted.
-This wren here? What do you like about that?
-That is lovely.
-The gilding is very good on it.
-It is pretty, isn't it?
-Yes. It's so sweet.
-No chips. It's nice.
These things are quite collectible.
You can see on the back stamp it is marked Royal Crown Derby.
This is a stopper.
You take it out, fill it with sand and put the stopper back in.
I like the gilding, I like the shape of the wren.
It looks in perfect order.
It is. There is rubbing to the gild. But that's not a problem, it's going to happen.
-What is your real best on this?
-35 that one is.
-Can you do it for 30?
I really can't.
-Go for it?
-I quite like that.
-You like that, you are into it?
-That was a quick decision. Thinking about other things and then suddenly, "I like that."
-I like it.
So, how are the red team getting on with their Gothic hunt?
Victorian jugs, Gothic shapes.
I'm looking, David! I'm looking, seriously.
It is just the sort of devil worship.
I mustn't go on about this.
We're not going to find anything, are we?
Yes, we are.
Anything else you have seen you like?
-We quite like the toddy ladle.
-What do you like about that?
It is very tactile, nice shape, nice twist to the handle.
I like the work on it as well.
-What is this made out of?
-It is not a metal, is it?
-It is whale bone.
Turned at the end. Quite nice.
This would be silver here, it has a bit of a patch there.
It's got the cartouche with "MP" there.
The coin is 1793 and it looks to me like it is a Dutch coin.
-How much was that? 40?
-Do you think she will do it for less than that?
I did get a little bit off that, actually, before. I have come down.
I think it is lovely. I would buy that.
For something which is 1790s, there are a few patches on it,
but for that money, you have a good chance of making a profit on that.
-Do you think we have?
I am convinced that you have a good chance of making a profit.
I think we should go for that.
I like your consensus because Betty, you ask Chris and Chris says yes and
you have this conversation together and you are united in your decision.
That bond is quite interesting and strong.
-That would look nice in our living room, actually.
You're not buying it for that!
-In the dining room, yes it would.
-I think we should have it.
I like it very much.
Brilliant. Go for it.
Wow, 40 minutes and the Blues are done.
Reds, your time is running out.
That is absolutely stunning.
-It is damaged.
-Oh, it's damaged!
I think they are jinxed.
-You'd better be quick!
-Have a look at it.
-It is a little... what they term a clansman, great item.
That's the Scottish symbol, the thistle, for Edinburgh,
and then you have the date letter and the maker's mark.
It is from 1904.
We are not in Scotland to sell,
-but there are people who collect tartans and Scottish memorabilia.
-I like it, I think that's nice.
-What is the price, sir?
-The best trade price would be £90.
Could you be slightly more considerate?
The very best would be 85.
I think if we went for that and the little cloven hoof.
What would you say, David?
This is quite interesting and it is a nice silver model.
£85, I think you stand a chance of making a profit on it.
-Shall we do that?
-I think that is going to be our second purchase.
-Second purchase? I think we're happy with that.
-I am happy with that, David.
-£85, I think that is a fair price.
-Thank you very much indeed.
Now, do you remember what David said earlier?
We will probably run out of time and have to rush back
to find if there are still objects available that we looked at earlier.
It is a jinx, isn't it?
-Will that cloven hoof still be there?
-Where was it?
Down there at the start.
Right, we are here. Final decision.
Blame me if it all goes pear-shaped.
There we are, the cloven hoof.
And we have no time left, so that's it.
-That's it then.
-That's the one.
Right, thank you very much, Sam.
Can you gift-wrap it for us? What colour of ribbon?
-Thank you very much.
That's it then, shopping's done.
Now our experts can look for a bonus buy which might get their team out of a tight spot at the auction,
but how much money will they have to spend?
Alison and Carlos bought the Murano glass for £31.
The Scottish silver miniature caught their eye at 85.
And finally they went for the cloven hoof vesta case, again at 85.
-£99, yes we have, yes.
-That's a good sum to play around with.
-Did I hear £99 being mentioned?
-Is that the leftover lolly, then?
-Let's be having it.
-So was that good fun?
-It was awesome, yes.
So what was so awesome about it?
Actually going round and looking for the bits.
-You enjoyed that, did you?
-Yes, very much so.
The individuality of what we've bought is quite good, I think.
-Were you happy with that, Alison?
-Yes, I was.
Anyway, £99 goes straight to the maestro.
-Now listen, are you converted into a Gothicist?
I don't see anything Gothic about you, old fruit.
-He's very Gothic.
-I've always been interested in the sort of supernatural.
When I was a child I read Dennis Wheatley, The Haunting of Toby Jugg, and Alison's read that as well.
Really? And how many stakes have you had driven through your heart?
None as yet, I still survive.
-I will survive!
-Your task now is to go off and find a bonus buy, and very good luck with that, David.
But for us, why don't we check out what the Blues have bought, eh?
Chris and Betty plumped for a silver-plated clothes brush at £60.
They picked up a little birdie for a cheap-cheap 35,
and finally opted for this toddy ladle at 45.
Bottoms up, eh?
-Well they look like a very happy couple, Thomas, you must be congratulated.
-Thank you, Tim.
-They were always united in their decision.
If they didn't like it, they didn't like it together, or Betty told Christopher he shouldn't like it.
But when they wanted it, they both wanted it, or Betty told Christopher he should have it.
Yes, this seems like a happily married couple to me!
I think I know that recipe. You had a good time though, didn't you?
-We've had a marvellous time, Tim.
-I'd like £160 of leftover lolly.
Thank you very much, 160. So which is your favourite bit so far?
-Do you agree with that, Christopher?
-Toddy ladle, yes.
You do, best not to disagree.
Lovely, here's the left over lolly, Thomas, you know the rules.
Very good luck when you find your bonus buy.
But for me, I'm heading off, and I thought it might be rather nice if we took a trip together.
Canons Ashby is an Elizabethan manor house tucked away in a corner of Northamptonshire.
It's pretty gorgeous on the outside, but the interior - that's to die for.
For nearly half a century, the owners of this country pile,
the Dryden family, splashed their cash on creating what was the height of 17th century interior design,
and today, the results are still breathtaking.
Sir Erasmus Dryden was the man who seriously splashed some cash in this house,
creating a first-floor saloon, within which the most obvious
and immediate feature is this extraordinary fireplace.
This was constructed in the 1590s, and it absolutely would have smacked
the neighbours in Northamptonshire in the face.
This they would not have seen in this locality
unless they had visited a Royal Palace or a seriously grand house.
Because it's the ultimate in Tudor fireplace design.
Fantastic interlaced creatures decorate the underside of the mantelpiece and the frieze above.
The family crests are proudly on display, complete with their motto, "Ancient As The Druids".
At various times in the hearth itself, there have been alterations.
At one time it was filled in and a small fire grate fitted at the front, and in the 19th century,
the whole thing started to sag alarmingly, hence the iron columns were inserted.
Now, if you were seriously rich and you were building a fireplace like this in Italy
earlier in the century, the materials that you would have had to use
would have been extremely expensive polished stones.
But here in Northamptonshire they didn't have those materials, so Sir Erasmus went for the cheaper option.
He went for a paint job, and originally, that column would have looked just like
a solid slab of porphyry, which is a purplish stone with little white dots in it,
and you can vaguely sense that purple colour scheme looking at it today.
The columns up above are trying to look like fossilised stone.
They're simply plain stone with a paint effect on them, vaguely greyish,
with these little flecks which are supposed to be frozen fossils
within this expensive stone - all very clever.
But Sir Erasmus was outdone by his son, Sir John, because in the 1630s,
Sir John took Erasmus's perfectly straightforward curved, barrelled ceiling,
and built this extraordinary plaster ceiling
inside the original barrelled job, and he created this
with a series of laths - lath and plaster -
and built up these beautiful designs.
Now, the use of plaster in the 17th century is a phenomenon.
It's a phenomenon because they added hair and urine to the gypsum to make it cloy and stick,
then of course, the craftsperson carefully cut
and built up these layers and created the designs.
The whole thing rises to a central boss,
from which, no doubt, at one time, a chandelier would hang.
Showing off to the locals?
Of course, the big question today is, how much showing off
is there going to be from our teams over at the auction?
Well, David and Thomas have had enough time to buy their bonus buys, so let's get to that auction!
So, we find ourselves on the outskirts of Derby in Mackworth at Hanson's saleroom
with the proprietor and supremo, Charles himself.
-Charles, good morning.
-Tim, a pleasure to have you here.
-Always nice to be with you, Charles.
-Alison and Carlos kicked off with this Murano bowl.
It's an interesting thing because it's got this graded colour to it, and this folded-over lip.
It's nice, it's stylish, it's modern, it would suit most homes, but it's got a standard price.
-It's got one price.
-What is that price?
£31 was paid by Carlos.
Now, what about this miniature silver fellow?
Well, Tim, I like him.
Obviously a great Scottish knight, William Wallace,
hallmarked Edinburgh 1904, and it's novel.
-Quite. People do just collect Scottish silver.
-Yes, they do.
There it is, it's a period piece, it's over 100 years old...
-It's in good condition, it's crisply cast. So, what's your estimate?
Guide price is between £40 and £60, but I wouldn't be surprised
-to see it tinkle on and maybe hit 80 or 90.
-Good luck, that's all I can say.
-Now, the last item is the hoof vesta.
People love novelty vestas, don't they?
Yes, they do, Tim, that wonderful golden period of the 1890-1915 was a great period for such novelty items.
-The only thing is, it's made of tin, isn't it? Or metal, gilt metal.
That in silver, as a novelty, would make a lot of money, wouldn't it?
-Yes, it would.
-£400 or £500, something crackers like that?
-What do you think it's worth in gilt metal?
My guide price is between £30 and £40.
-Well, Alison paid £85.
There is a question mark over that thing, I have to say,
and on that basis they may well need their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Alison and Carlos, you spent £201, giving David a handsome £99.
Now, did he blow the lot? Show us your goods.
I didn't blow the lot, what I did get was this absolutely exquisite piece of animalia sculpture.
This little piece is in bronze, and it's a pen tray to stand on a desk.
It's in the form of an elongated, almost like a Cos lettuce, with a little rabbit there, munching away.
-I think this is lovely.
I looked underneath this because so many of these are reproduced,
and you look for evidence of wear, which is here, where it's rested on the desk,
and also you look at these two screw sections which hold the rabbit in place.
And they are of some age.
So this piece, I think, dates from the middle to around about the sort of 1880 period.
-I think it's exquisite.
-It's beautiful, isn't it?
I think that's going to do us very proud.
So what did you spend on that?
-Well, 60 pounds!
-And what do you think of the profit?
I'd like to see it go for over £100.
That is absolutely stunning.
-I think we might be onto a nice little winner there, if we need to.
-We'll see how we go, first.
I think it's a super thing, and I'm very jealous that you got there before me, David.
There we are, a happy note!
Let's find out for the viewers at home what the auctioneer thinks about David's little rabbit.
Well, there you go, I like a bit of lettuce meself!
Along with the rabbits, of course.
This I like very much, because first and foremost, this leafy, veined form is very, very good.
That sort of quality, 1900? A tad earlier?
It's all there, and that thing would sit on your desk
and you'd put your pen or something like that in it, and it really does work, doesn't it?
-Well, I would suggest, Tim,
its market value would be between £40 and £60, based on the crispness not being quite as good as it could be.
OK, £60 paid by the Barby, and he rates it.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds, now for the Blues.
And what a cross-section we've got.
How do you rate that Elkington clothes brush?
Well, Tim, it's one I have never seen before of this form.
Elkington, a great name, a great factory, what age would this be?
-Is it '50s and Scandinavian influence? It isn't, it's more like 1910, isn't it?
I think it's a straight Edwardian piece of country house kit.
-But wacky, and that's what the market likes, wacky.
-Marvellous, isn't it? What's it worth?
Tim, I think I can be quite bold and say on a really good day, it might make £50.
My guide price it is between £30 and £40, because it is what it is, but the style will hopefully take it up.
They paid 60, so they may just be a bit shy there, but I agree with you, it's got potential.
-Next is the wren paperweight. This is Derby, just down the road, so you know all about this, Charles.
Tim, it's flown home to us, it's flown home.
She's nice, in good condition, the gilding, the enamelling is good.
-Of course, Derby, Royal Crown Derby, and massively collected across the world.
-But it is brand new.
-It doesn't matter.
When it comes to a quality collectible, these objects,
they won't hold their retail value, at retail today this might be £78.
-But she's such a fine bird, she'll make, I hope, £30.
Will she? £35 paid, so they might just be a bit shy on that.
So they're a bit shy on the brush, they're a bit shy on the bird. Now, what about this toddy ladle?
Yes, again, when we handle antiques and objects, a toddy ladle to me is a true antique.
It's of a type gone today, we don't use such objects, purely for display,
and of course, the toddy, back in years gone bike was a popular...
-Yes it was.
-You'd have a punch party.
Whalebone handle in good condition, well gadrooned to the rim, inset with a coin of 1797,
-I like it very much, Tim.
-How much do you like it?
I like it, Tim, between £50 and £80.
-Gosh, £45 paid.
-That's very good, isn't it?
So they've got two dodgy ones, they may need their bonus buy, let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Chris and Betty. You spend £140, which is modest.
You gave Thomas £160, what did he spend it on?
-I nearly spent it all on a very nice silver fish slice.
It's William IV, 1835, two years before Victoria's reign, solid silver,
-London, just a nice, quality item.
-It's very nice.
The price I thought was quite reasonable - £130.
But before you suck in your breath and all this,
what you've got to realise is, 1835, you've probably got at least eight ounces of silver there, maybe seven.
So you're already looking at £70, full stop, scrap weight.
-But then 1835, find me another.
-Is there a profit in it, Thomas?
-You watched his lips.
-I hope so.
-That is a confident prediction.
-It is, absolutely.
-Do you like it, Betty?
-I do like it, actually.
-I think it's very nice. I like it a lot.
-It sounds a lot of money, though.
It may all be on the money, but you don't decide now, you decide later.
For the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Tom's slice.
There you go, Charles. Handsome.
-Fine quality, Tim, it really is handsome.
We often see fish forks and knives in their cases, melamine handled,
and we advise our clients, thanks for coming, but they're worth very little.
-This is a different kettle of fish, quite literally.
Beautifully pierced, this design, beautifully mounted with this crown coronet, made in the year 1835.
A hallmark for London and the quality is there to really justify it being for high, highbrow clientele.
-This is creme de la creme.
-Creme de la creme.
On a really good day, Tim, this will make £100.
-Well, Thomas paid £130 for it.
-A man of taste.
-A man of taste! I think there's some fishy business going on here.
-Are you taking the sale?
-I will be, Tim.
Now, Alison, Carlos, here we are on the edge of the auction. You feeling good?
Yes, very nervous.
-Well, there we go. It's exciting though, isn't it?
-We've got a crammed saleroom.
You couldn't get any more people in here. Here we go with your bowl.
There we are, a lovely 1950s glass bowl.
Could be '60s, possibly Murano, I am going straight in at £15 bid.
18, do I see? For a very fine Murano bowl. Come on, you're all here.
18, 20 and 22, ma'am. I'm out, do I see five now, surely?
At £22, do I see five?
Look at it, surely one more.
At £22, five is is there?
Surely one more, look at me.
Fair warning all done, at £22, once, twice and three times to the lady.
-That's minus £9, bad luck.
-Now, here comes Wallace.
-A very fine early 20th century
Scottish silver model William Wallace. The great knight.
I've got one, two, three, four bids here, and I will start at 35, 45...
£55, do I see 60 for him, please?
At £55, 65, 70, I'm out.
Do I see five now, come on!
Do I see five, surely? 70, I'll take five, surely, five, come on!
70, where's five? It's silver, it's Scottish.
At £75 all out, we go out and we say to you sir, sale at £75.
-What a shame.
-It is a shame.
-He's sold it for 75.
Now, the vesta hoof.
There we are, early 20th century patinated novelty vesta,
bronzed with a D on the end. I'm only bid £20.
-Do I see two now? £20, come on.
-This is turning out to be a bloodbath!
20, I'll take two, five, eight, 30, 35, 40, 45...
One more, sir, are you sure?
40, I'll take five, surely five?
All done at £40, the gavel is falling now. Yours.
Oh, dear. Minus 45. Overall, 45, 55... 64. Minus £64.
-Well, what can I say, David?
-Well, it's devastating, isn't it?
-Never mind. The right people weren't here on the day.
-So, what are you going to do about the dish, are you going to do it?
-We talked about this.
-We discussed it.
-If it was a profit or a loss, we're going to go for it.
We've had a good day, we came with nothing and we've had a good day.
-So far, you're going away with minus 64.
Definitely going to do it? You trust David with this.
So, here we go, here comes the bonus buy,
here comes bunny on his lettuce.
Delightful, isn't it? Very nice, I've got one, two, three, four bids,
and I will start this lot straight in,
with interest on my book, at £65.
Do I see 70, please?
£65, do I see 70, 75, 80... I've got five, ma'am, 90, and I'm out.
90, the lady on the third row, do I see five? Come on,
surely one more.
That's not what it's worth, it's worth more.
I'll take five, once, twice and three times, we're selling to a lady
at £90, the gavel is falling, at 90 you're all out.
-Well, that has slashed your earlier losses by 50%.
-Well done, David.
So overall then, you are minus £34, which could be a winning score, I have to say.
-Don't say a thing to the Blues.
-Now, Christopher and Betts.
Do you know how the Reds got on?
-Not at all. Good, we're glad about that.
Are you feeling all right?
Yeah, just excited about it all, yeah.
Any particular piece, Chris, that you wish you hadn't bought?
-The clothes brush.
-The clothes brush.
It's the clothes brush of all clothes brushes!
Yes. And here it comes.
£10. 10 I'm out, where's 12, come on, I will take 12 now.
-Look at it, for £12.
-You might as well give it away.
-I'll take 12...
12! 15, 18, sir.
20, madam? Come on, one more.
22, look at me, sir.
22? No, thank you very much, it all helps.
The lady all in at £20, we say sale at £20.
-I can't believe it.
-I can't believe it.
Our next lot, we've got the very nice Crown Derby wren.
There it is, will it fly away? We hope so. Where do we start?
I'm bid £20, do I see two, now?
22, 25, 28, I've got 30, and two?
And I'll be out, one more, sir, if it helps you?
I'm out, do I see five now? Come on, at £32, do I see five?
Make a name for yourself. At £32, do I see five now?
Fair warning, all done, we say sell to you, sir.
At £32, yes we are, it's yours.
-That's not far off.
-Now your toddy ladle, darling. Is this going to save the bacon?
18th century silver toddy ladle, straight in at £45.
-Oh! You're in the profit!
-Do I see 50 now?
Come on, at 45, 50, I'm out, where's five, come on.
50, I'll take five, 60, sir?
65, madam? 70, sir?
One more. 70, from Chesterfield, you've come so far? He says no!
At £65, the lady in the stripes, fair warning, I'll take 70.
-Well done, brilliant.
-At £65, we say sale to the lady.
That's 20, so overall, you're minus 23, which is not too bad.
That could be a winning score, minus 23.
It could be a winning score, minus 23.
Or you could go with the fish slice, what are you going to do?
-Not going for the fish slice?
-You're going to stick?
-We're going to stick.
Do you know, I think you're probably a little bit sensible here.
By gauging the way that things have been going, I think that is a very good choice.
-Good, I hope.
-Anyway, that's it, no bonus buy?
-OK, fine, well, we're going to sell it anyway, here it comes.
A fish slice, look at that. It's a wonderful item of great quality.
I am bid £35.
Do you know, that's offensive.
45, 55, 60, one more, sir, come on.
65, 70? Come on, one more. £65 there, do I see 70? It's solid silver.
You made the right decision.
Do I see 70 now?
65, 70, five?
70, you're in, sir, right? 70, I'll take five, 80? One more, sir?
-At £75, I will take 80, all right, at £75, all out, we say sale.
We did right to do that, didn't we?
-You certainly did.
-I am surprised we're only minus 23.
So that 's minus 55, but you didn't go with it, so your overall score is minus £23.
That's not bad, is it?
It's not bad, actually. It could be a winning score and all will be revealed in a moment.
Well, you children, have you been talking to one another?
-Well, it's no surprise to either of the teams that neither of them are going home with money!
But, there is only £10 between them.
-So this is a needle match and I'm afraid to say that the runners up are the Reds.
Which is surprising.
This is surprising, because David Barby did contribute a £30 profit with that bronze.
-Yes, very good, very good.
-He did, thank you, David.
Might have thought that would claw it back for you, but it was not sufficient
-to stem the tide of the Blues.
-And the Blues' success was principally made up by Betty's toddy ladle.
-I knew, I knew!
Your responsibility, therefore you're minus 23, and you're minus 34.
That's how it works. Have you had a good time?
-We've loved having you on the show.
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