Antiques challenge. A Mr and Mrs Doubleday make up one of the bargain-hunting teams in this episode, and in their honour both teams have double the shopping budget.
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Hello, viewers, I would like you to meet one half of today's teams.
-So what are your names?
-Mr and Mrs Doubleday.
-Yes, really Doubleday.
-That gives me a bit of an idea.
Let's go Bargain Hunting.
We are at Builth Wells at the Royal Welsh Showground.
Today is Double-Up Day.
Does that mean double the trouble?
Jonathan Pratt has trouble keeping track of Red team Susannah and Sarah.
-Where are they now? Oh no!
-And there is more trouble with time.
-And time is?
-Six minutes left.
On the Blue team, Noel and Kate make Kate Bliss very happy.
I have every confidence we have a fighting chance to beat Jonathan.
I think we have a good team here.
But as you know, the auction room has its highs. This is fantastic.
And its lows. Oh, dear, bad luck. That is bad luck.
Now, the only thing that changes today is the amount of money
we give the teams, because instead of giving them the £300
it is Double-Up Day, so we give them £600 apiece,
and that is why my pockets are bulging.
That is coming up later.
For now, let's meet the teams.
-And here they are.
-Hello and welcome.
So, Sarah, how did you first become friends?
Well, I met Suzanne
when I was 13 and I started babysitting for her children.
At university I used to work for her promoting her photography
business, when I graduated I worked for her full-time
-and now we are just friends.
-Isn't that nice? You haven't always been a photographer, have you?
I have been a photographer for seven years.
I used to be a marketing manager for Royal Mail,
but I wanted to do something different and I have always had a passion for photography.
-What sort of photography do you do?
I work a lot with children and animals.
All the things you are not supposed to work with.
Somehow you manage to find time to train for marathons.
I have done four marathons in three different countries.
The first ones I did in my 20s and I did another one in Berlin last year.
Sarah, you also have put your body through punishment over the years.
I have broken bones in my body on three different continents.
Playing netball at school I broke my fingers,
and then I went on a girls' holiday to Thailand
and got a stress fracture in my foot
and slipped on an unsecured rug in Mexico a couple of years ago
and I have had a plate put into my hand to stick me back together.
Poor you! So quite accident-prone, then.
Suzanne, how will you get on as a team?
-We are going to do all right. We will have a good time.
The big question is are you going to be good enough to beat the blues?
That's the question!
So Kate, how long have you two been married?
28 years. Love at first sight.
I was introduced to Noel, and this wonderful gentleman rose up
out of his chair and I thought, "I'll have him."
Did you get any choice in the matter at all?
Well, in all honesty I would have to say it was only a small part.
-You weren't brought up in this country, were you?
-I was not.
-I was brought up in Jamaica.
I went over there when I was five with my parents and my brother and sister.
Did you come back to go to university?
I came back to train as a teacher in Bristol.
Noel, you are retired, but what did you used to do?
We formed a charity in Russia after I'd been on a visit
when I was the UK director for a Bible producing organisation.
-What is the charity?
-Its primary interest is to help in the orphanages in Russia.
We helped a hospital or two, but it still continues
because the need is still there despite the changes since my time.
If you can, will you be buying something Russian?
If we can find something we would love to.
How do we all feel about having £600 to spend today? Happy about that?
-Bring it on.
-On that happy note I am going to give you your £600.
A huge wodge of cash.
You know your rules, the experts await - off you go and good luck.
I am very excited, because we have £600.
Who has got the money?
Have you got the money? Right.
Well, I am gunning for silver.
That sounds good.
-You're going to spend it, you are not going to leave me much at all.
I was hoping I might have £500 to spend. Let us have a look in here.
The enamel is very good.
They are saleable.
I don't think we will make a huge profit on them.
-What about a green dog?
-The green dog.
-Is it your sort of thing?
-No, shall we pass him by?
He's probably... Oh, he's Crown Devon.
They are collectable with glass eyes, but there are a few of them round as well.
-Do you like him?
-He caught my eye.
-D'you like him, Noel?
-Noel won't like him.
-Yes, I suppose, like the expression.
-He is cute.
It's a collectables market rather than antiques market.
£48 is the price. I think he could make anything from 20 to 30.
-A bit too much risk.
-We could ask, if you like him.
While Kate checks the price let's check the Reds.
They are late 19th century. Typically Staffordshire made.
-Very Victorian style.
-I don't like this.
-I am hoping we might get inspired in a minute.
-Anything you can see?
I think Susannah is going to be difficult to please.
What about that dozy dog?
-The good news is,
after a bit of negotiating they have come down to 35.
Now I have to tell you I think that stands a chance at 35.
As I said it is an area of collectables rather than an antique.
It is 1930s.
Crown Devon is a good English firm
and they were known for making models like this.
-He is called Bingo after the Bingo dog.
He is in this lovely Art Deco green, which is a really '30s colour.
Shall we have Bingo?
I think so - Kate seems to think we might make a profit.
-We are not spending heaps.
-It can be our cheap and cheerful.
-Then we go up market.
-He really caught your eye, didn't it?
-Yes, and I love the colour.
I will do the deal and I will catch you up.
Bingo is in the bag, but you have £600 to spend.
It is collectable. At £35, it is not such a bad buy.
Now I am hoping we can spend a bit more and get something of quality.
That is quite cool.
What you have to worry when it has a neck that has been broken,
but because... I was wondering how it happened. You'd continue with this,
put a shade on it and you have the lit insides - that is sweet.
-How much it is?
-I have no idea. For me that is a good buy - it's modern design.
-How much is it?
-The fitting is cool.
-I love it because of the colour.
-In the absence of seeing anything...
The Monart vase. What is your price on it?
I have £300 on it.
So would you move on that at all?
-The best would be 240.
-240 best price?
I really like it.
But I can see you going, "That's a lot of the money gone."
It is not my decision. Your choice. What do you think?
I don't dislike it.
It is a large chunk of the money going on something that
potentially I don't know anything about that glass maker,
I don't know anything about how much it is likely to make.
I am more comfortable spending it on something I know.
OK. Well, you are not convinced.
-Let's think about it.
-We've got a bit of time.
-Can we come back?
We can come back. We can always come back.
You haven't sold it to Susannah, mate, but you might have a bigger problem.
Where the hell are they now?
Where on earth are they?
There's too many people wearing red.
We have temporarily misplaced our expert.
He is trying to direct us to items,
but at the present time, we don't know where he is!
Oh, dear. Jonathan loses the girl yet again.
Except this time there's two of them.
I have found something in the fair with an Eastern European flavour.
What possible connection is there between these glorious Welsh hills
and the Ural mountains in Russia?
Well, on the face of it, there is no obvious connection.
But, actually, if you look at this little object, there is.
Once upon a time, this exquisitely fashioned box was a lump of stone.
And it probably fell from a quarry or mountainside in the Russian Ural mountains.
It has been so beautifully carved.
I'm no mineralolgist. I couldn't identify precisely this stone for you.
But I would guess it's some sort of Russian quartz.
If I hold it up to the light, you can see the thinness of this mineral
with the light coming through those creamy sections.
The other nice thing about it is the frame.
On the front edge we have this modest-looking button which helps you open it.
But it is no ordinary button.
Instead of having a plain silver blob he has inserted this lovely
pink semi-precious stone, which has been cut en cabochon
which means it's smooth on all its outer surface.
If you look inside, you can just make out a tiny mark. That says AK.
And next door to that it says 830.
That indicates the fineness of the metal. AK are the initials of the work master.
If you look at the workshop of the greatest Russian manufacture
of objet d'art and luxurious products, Carl Faberge,
the makers all registered their initials.
If one was able to prove AK worked for the great Carl Faberge, then bingo.
All your troubles are over.
In short, this is an absolute treasure.
The cost is £175.
£175 for all this history, for all this workmanship,
the fine quality of this thing just takes your breath away.
To say I am excited about this is an understatement.
Mark you, I do get excited quite easily.
Now, more excitement. Jonathan's spotted his girls.
I was looking at a stand, I turn round and everyone had disappeared.
-Have you found something?
-Were you looking for me?
-We didn't have an expert with us.
-Starting to panic.
There is a couple of things I want to show you.
I am taking you out of what you are looking for directly.
Intriguing. What have you found?
-First thing is a hall lantern.
-Do you not like it?
-I don't hate it.
-I don't hate it.
It's a decorative interiors type of thing.
If you think not really, I'll avoid that.
What about these overlay lamp bases?
I don't like those.
I point those out because at the moment there is more people
in the Eastern Bloc buying this sort of thing so, there is more interest.
-How old are they?
-They are not that old.
He's asking 375 the pair. If they were antique you would be looking at £1,000-plus.
-I don't like them.
-They are impressive with decent shades. Quite a classy interior...
I am just gauging, OK...the looks I am getting, let's move on.
I do like, I really like that.
I quite like it.
In a big grand hall, I think it would be a feature.
When you have an old house you could still have old floorboard and modern art.
-You have to look at it in the context of the room.
An idea. We can come back.
Suzanne is not convinced.
No. As long as I convince you that is one down.
-50% of the way down.
-One down, one to go.
It's on at 110. He said he would do it for £90.
-So that is less than a sixth of the budget.
-It is not a lot of money.
-She really likes it.
-I know she does.
-We will wander on.
-I do like it.
What is your best?
Best price £320. Not one penny less.
That is more than we want to pay.
The nice thing about it is that it is a child's chair.
-And child's chairs are very desirable.
-How old would it be?
It is in the 17th century style but this is a Georgian country piece.
-It has lovely features, you can see how it has been constructed.
Can you see on the back where the pins show through?
These pegs are often left to stand proud.
You can feel the pegs there.
-It's a really nice piece. 320 is a very fair retail price.
It's... Retail price.
At auction, for a profit, I'd say 250 is a good price.
I think it would get that at auction. Certainly.
It might make quite a bit more. How are you feeling?
Could we have a quick look round?
Could we have a quick look round? If you think that's a good deal we'll go with it.
We've got half an hour left.
So you are doing really well.
Not doing so well are the reds. Time for a team talk, I think.
-We have less than 20 minutes. Hear the panic in the voice now.
Less than 20 minutes. We have less than £600 and not spent a penny.
Certainly, one item definitely, we have to buy. Right now.
I know what I prefer.
-What you want to buy?
-I want to buy the lamp.
Buy the lamp, OK? Yes?
-Let's go and buy the lamp and get that sorted.
-Where is it?
-Down here? Let's do the lamp.
-Absolutely best price?
-Are you sure?
-I'll make it 280!
-OK, yes please.
-I really really like that.
-We've bought something, woohoo!
We've got 19 minutes left and this is the first buy!
-You carry on buying and I'll get it wrapped up.
-Thanks, that's that done, brilliant.
Finally a buy under their belt but the Doubledays have been busy emptying that silver cabinet.
-I'm looking underneath.
-What do you think?
I quite like these salts, actually.
-The octagonal ones, see those?
-Can we have a look at those, please?
We'll have the whole cabinet out.
-They are nice.
-These are little salts.
-They're very stylish.
Are they silver or plate?
-They are silver. The hallmark is quite rubbed on this one.
-But on that one it's quite clear.
So, £58 on the ticket price. They're 1913, George V.
I love the octagonal shape. Little pedestals.
-I like them.
-You like them?
Would those fit the silver request you put in at the beginning?
-It would. I'd buy those.
-Well, hang on, don't buy them yet, we need to negotiate.
We need to know what he'll charge us.
-What's the very best you could do?
-Well done, Noel.
-On those it would be 50.
-50. What do you think?
-I think 45 and you've got a deal.
-I'll have to check with the boss!
If we went for those...silver salts, chair?
-And just the chair.
-Big gamble. And...
-As we've known you too long, yes.
-Ah, thank you so much.
-What do you think, are you happy?
-I love them.
-I'm happy about it, yes.
-Are you happy at 45, Noel?
-Yes, I am.
-If you think they'll make a...profit. I think we've got a chance at that.
-I think we do.
-Well done, we've got some silver.
-Shall we go back to that chair?
Yes, I think we should see if he'll do it for 300 but if not, we still take it, I think.
Come on then. I'm relying on you to negotiate, Noel! Come on...
Here's the chair. So what are your feelings now, what do you think?
I must say it's a nice piece but I just have a feeling that it's too high a price, that's the problem.
-What do you think, Kate?
-I feel the same, I don't think we'll make a profit.
Much as I like it, I think it's lovely.
I think we should see... Until we're sure we've got to the bottom price,
he's prepared to take and then make a decision.
-Hi. We don't want to pay 300.
-How much do you want to pay, then?
We want to pay... We want to pay 275.
OK, give me your money.
-Thank you. Done. Happy? Thank you very much.
That's how you do it with time to spare.
-Take note, girls.
-What'll we do is,
we'll buy that hall lantern and we have to find something else.
We've got nine minutes to find two items, OK...
Did you run that by Susannah, Jonathan?
-We're going to take it. Thanks very much.
-We'll come back and pay later.
-Let's look at the other one.
-What's the other one?
-Come on, this way.
-And time is...?
-Running out, Jonathan.
That's a rather sweet thing. That's lovely. I'm glad you stopped here when we've only got two minutes left.
This stall is very fashionable at the moment.
-OK, that's good.
-It's good, when you buy something here, there are a lot of buyers out there.
-You can take it from this arena and put it on the internet,
which this guy will be selling over and the likelihood is you get someone in America or somewhere else.
So, that, the best price on that would be worth going for,
possibly, whatever the best price may be.
And this chap.
How much is that? 320.
Do we have...?
-How much have we got?
-Could we do 265 and leave me a fiver?
-OK, what can we get?
What about the letter opener? How much is that? 195?
-Quick time check.
-That's 320. You've got one and a half minutes left.
-What do you think of that?
-That's pretty. Ruskin pottery top.
John Ruskin was the art guru of the 19th century.
-How much is it?
-280. Have we got 270?
30 seconds left. >
-How much have we got?
-We've got to leave him something.
-How much have we got?
-We can't do 270, won't leave anything.
-Have we got 270 left?
-We've got 270. Can you do 265?
Let's do it, go for it.
That leaves me a fiver out of 600 quid. Thank you very much.
We did warn you.
Deep breath, Jonathan! Shopping torture...over!
Time for our teams to hand over any leftover lolly to their experts.
Jonathan pleaded with Susannah
and Sarah to buy this Monart vase with light fitting for £240.
Next up, Jonathan persuaded them to buy this lantern for 90.
And with time running out, they had to buy this pewter box for £265.
-I don't know what to say.
-That was fun.
-That was exhausting.
Jonathan, you looked like the cat what got the cream.
-Between these two blondes, you've had an intense hour.
Knackered! Even a young man like you. I don't know!
So, girls, nobody will tell me how much you finally spent.
-We spent 595.
-That means £5 left over to go to Jonathan.
-Called a lady, isn't it?
-Yes, but it's not a lot of money.
-What are you going to do, Jonathan?
-There's not a lot I can buy with a fiver, it's not easy.
-You can pop down the burger van.
-Here's a polystyrene punnet!
That's it, but you're quite satisfied with the service you've had from Jonathan?
He was excellent. He put us in the right direction.
-That's what we want.
-In the last five minutes, positive.
-Good luck, Jonathan, good luck, girls.
Why don't we check out what the blues bought?
Noel and Kate bought this glazed dog for a miserable £35.
Then they only spent 45 on this pair of silver salts.
But they finally splurged and shelled out £275
on this 19th-century child's chair.
-Actually, do you mind me interrupting?
How much did you spend in the end?
-We spent £355.
-£355. Is that all?!
-But we did spend rather a lot on one piece.
-What was that?
It was a child's chair. A copy of one made in the 18th century?
Yes, it's a 19th-century piece, but it's 17th-century-ish in style.
Oh, yes? That's as clear as mud, then!
How much did you spend on that?
-Of your £355?
-That's quite a big wodge. Is that a worry to you?
-Will you have a sleepless night before the auction?
-I don't think so.
Please may I have the £245 of leftover lolly? Thank you.
-And like the Inland Revenue, we take from one and hand to another. There's your £245.
What are you going to do? Hopefully blow the lot!
I think I'll have a go but I need to find something with a serious chance, I think.
-I'll sidle out this way.
-I think I'm getting the vibrations here.
Good luck, team! For the rest of us,
we're heading off to Port Sunlight, to the Lady Lever Art Gallery.
It was built by William Hesketh Lever - industrialist,
philanthropist and art-lover - who filled these galleries
to the rafters with his collection of works of art, erotica and exotica.
And in terms of European works of art,
I guess there's no more exotic or desirable object than this.
This was the most desirable style to collectors in the 18th century.
This picture is the most wonderful combination
of European manufacture and Chinese ingenuity.
It was bought by William Hesketh Lever in 1918
and he would have been passionate about acquiring it
because it reflects the very apogee of 18th-century collectability.
The plate itself was made in Europe,
then shipped to the Orient to be decorated.
The subject of the picture has nothing to do with any original Chinese art.
What the Chinese are doing is producing images which suit the European market.
The subject itself includes a hawker - the gent here -
and his swain - a shepherdess seated beside the river.
In the foreground, Arcadian sheep with their lambs.
The village on the other side of the river is quasi-European.
This could have been lifted from a Bruegel painting from the 16th century.
But the really clever technical part of this picture
is that it's partly mirrored.
How exactly did the Chinese manage to scratch away
at the mirrored surface behind to reveal sufficient clear glass
to then apply this delicate paint from the reverse?
Because this is a reverse-painted mirror picture.
It's all incredibly cunning.
But not half as cunning as this piece of furniture.
Just look at the scale of it.
It hardly comes up to my chest,
but absolutely reeking of the Orient again.
Surely you've got a Chinese restaurant somewhere near you
that has a porch with a swooping pagoda-like roof, haven't you?
This lovely sweep down that takes you to these curly Qs in the corner of the roof.
In this example, with these turned wooden bells.
If I crouch down, you see this open section?
It's got a barley-twist column at the corner and here,
on the side, typical Chinese fretwork.
You can almost imagine a Chinaman leaning over this balustrade,
doing a bit of fishing in the stream down below.
The panel underneath has got blind fretting.
Like this pierced fretwork, but fretting
that's applied against a solid panel - hence blind fretting -
and underneath, some more typically Chinese asymmetric pierced work.
Positively Chinese, right? Chinese made? You agree? You do agree. Good.
Well, you're wrong. This was made entirely in England.
It was made around about 1752, 1754 by the wonderful
father-and-son British combo cabinet makers William and John Linnell.
They made this piece as part of an enormous suite
for the Duke of Beaufort at Babington House.
And after that suite was broken up, in 1922, this came on the market
and Hesketh Lever just had to have it.
Exotic? You bet. Now, the big question today is, of course,
how exotic are our teams going to be over at the auction?
Jonathan and Kate have had enough time to bag their bonus buys
and auctioneer Jeremy Lamond is ready to roll.
-Nice to see you, Tim.
-Very nice to be back.
So, Suzanne and Sarah, their first item is this Monart pot.
Yes, it's a glass vase from the 1930s.
A bit of aventurine speckling, by the look of it, in it,
and of course, this double light fitting,
-which is quite uncommon to have that.
-You kind of rate this, do you,
this business with having a light bulb on the top?
-I think that adds to it.
-Oh, good. I suppose the principle being
that when that bottom light bulb is on, you get some sort of internal colouration
within this thing, which is marvellous, isn't it?
-Anyway, what's your estimate?
-£80-£120?! They paid £240 for this thing!
-It might make it. It's a 'Come and get me' estimate.
Oh, I see. See that confidential smile? That means something. Good.
Next, is this Moroccan lamp, which, I have to say,
-is one of the most hideous things I've seen in yonks.
I think you might see them in Marrakesh, made out of bits of tin.
-I don't think it's very old, and it's a bit cracked.
-It's a shocker.
On the other hand, it has got a look to it,
this kind of feathery piercing.
That would be just the job to go with your Moroccan restaurant look.
-They only paid £90, so that's not too bad.
And lastly is the arts and crafts pewter cigarette box.
I think it is Archibald Knox-style, although it's not marked at all.
And it doesn't appear to be in the books,
so it should sell well for what it is -
a good, pretty, Archibald Knox-style box. And it's not signed... £40-£60.
£40-£60?! They paid £265 for this! On the other hand,
we have got the possibility of the bonus buy doing incredibly well.
They did, after all, leave their expert £5 to find the bonus buy.
And, by jingo, they'll need it, so let's go and have a look.
OK, S and S, Suzanne and Sarah. This is your bonus buy moment.
You were so miserable with Jonathan, you only gave him the £5.
-What did you spend it on?
-Well, you were constantly looking for...
-..the claret jugs!
Do you know how hard it is to find something for £5 at the fair?
-And you found a claret jug.
-Now, this one in particular, I like.
-It does have a bit of a gash.
-That's why it's a fiver.
It's a good shape. The handle dates it towards the end of the 1800s.
-There's a bit of aesthetic about it, which is quite sweet.
-I think it's quite nice. I like it.
There's a hint of the Orient. I'd say circa 1900.
-How much do you think it will make us?
-£15 or £18.
-Tim shakes his head! OK, maybe £6 or £8!
-It's only a nervous twitch.
-It's not a shake at all.
-I quite like it. It's all right.
It is, as you say, a stylish object.
And if anybody was worried about that, it could be polished out.
Anyway, there we go. For the audience at home, let's find out
what the auctioneer thinks about Jonathan's little jug.
Well, if you only had five pounds to spend,
I think you could do worse than buy that.
A claret jug. Always useful, chipped or not chipped,
but there's also a Wurttemberg Metallwarenfabrik mark, WMF,
on here, which is good news. We have put £20-£30 on it.
Have you? Even in that state?
Jonathan will be delighted about that because he only paid £5 for it,
If you can turn a small profit on that, that'll be delightful, because they need it.
Right, now, the Blues. First up, a bit of ceramic, said to be Bingo.
It's a bit of a dog, isn't it?
-Looks dozy to me.
-It's actually called Perky Pup.
-It's Crown Devon. Perky Pup. And he looks perky, doesn't he?
1935 to 1965, they made Perky Pups, and this is a Perky Pup.
Isn't that sweet? Bravo for researching that. That's lovely.
We think he is £20-£30.
I'm afraid they have bought a pup here, because they paid £35 for it.
Might just scrape home, cos it's cute.
Next are these so-called salts. Trophy cups, aren't they?
Yes. If they are salts they don't have liners,
but good, solid silver objects but light gauge,
fairly lightweight. I think they are £30-£40.
-OK. £45 paid.
-That should be OK.
So we've got two just about get-away-with-its,
but their major investment
in this double-up day is in the 17th century-style child's chair.
I think it's late Victorian at the earliest.
Just because of the way it's constructed,
it's quite thin, it's quite contrived in a way.
I like the style of the thing. I've always liked Wainscot back chairs.
It's no wonder lots of reproductions of these were made.
Charming to have it in the child's shape.
But it's the period it was made in that's vital...
-It's key to the value of it.
-..to the value, isn't it?
-I think it's £100-£150.
-Do you want to know what they paid?
I fancy they'll need their bonus buy, though, so let's have a look.
Now, Kate and Noel, the bonus buy moment.
You had £600 to spend, you spent £355.
You gave £245 to Kate. What has she spent it on?
I went back to my old favourite, silver.
Ooh. I say. £245? How much did you actually spend on it?
I'll tell you in a minute. Let me tell you what it is first of all.
It is a silver pocket knife or fruit knife.
Dated from 1926, and the blade is all in good condition,
which is what you should look for on little pocket knives like this.
It's got a rather attractive engine-turned case,
but the most important thing, perhaps, is the maker.
It is by Sampson Mordan, so that might justify the price that I paid.
-How much did you pay? I did pay £60.
-You think that will make a profit?
-I think it has a chance.
-You know your silver.
-What do you think about it, do you like it?
-Would you pay £60 for it?
-Well, there you are!
No, I wouldn't, actually, but it is quite nice.
-It's lovely. We'll see how it does.
-There we are, Kate.
Thank you very much for that.
For the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer
thinks about Kate's little fruit knife.
There we go. Something to cut up your fruit with.
Little fruit knife, engine-turned, Sampson Mordan mark, 1926.
Good, well-engineered and crafted piece of silver.
-Quite appealing, and good if you had an apple.
-If you wanted to peel it.
I would say it's £20-£30 worth.
-It's not big money. What did they pay?
She's just paid £60 as her bonus buy.
-That's a lot of apples for £60.
-You're so right there, maestro.
-Does it stand any chance at all?
On that happy note, we better shove off to the auction
-and find out what happens. Thanks.
-OK, Sara, Suzanne. How are you feeling, girls?
-It is exciting, isn't it?
-It is, but I'm a little sceptical.
-And you? You too, Suzanne?
I'm afraid so. I think we didn't purchase wisely on some of them.
Well, you've had the double-up opportunity, the 600 notes.
£240 you spent on the Monart vase.
His estimate is £80-£100, and here it comes.
This Monart glass vase. Various commissions here.
-At 110, 120, 130 I'm bid already.
-A good start.
130, a commission bid. At £130 I've got. At 130. 140 internet.
Against the internet at £150, 160 internet bid. At 170,
-We're getting there.
-Ooh, this is exciting.
-Keep it coming, guys.
At £200, internet bid. At 220.
Internet bid 240. £240.
You've wiped your face. This is fantastic!
At £240. I'm selling, then, if you're all sure in the room, at 240.
For goodness sake!
-That is so brilliant. You've wiped your face.
The Moroccan metal and opaque glass hall lantern showing for you.
Bid me £30 for it. 30 bid. Front row. At £30 it is.
I'll go five. £30. Front row. Any more?
At £30. I'm selling it at £30. All sure at 30?
-£30 is minus 60.
Arts and Crafts Archibald Knox-style,
two-division cigarette box.
-Interest here, so £70, £80, £90.
I'm starting at 90. Various commissions at 90. At £90.
Come on, guys. Come on, internet.
Selling, then, at £90 to a commission bidder.
-I can't believe it!
You paid £265, you got £90 for it.
So that's minus 175, plus 160 is minus £235.
-We have the £5 bonus buy.
-What do you think?
It's a really, really big decision.
-I wouldn't, I'd stick. Keep the winning score!
I'd fancy £235 minus is not a winning score.
-Are you going with the bonus buy?
-We'll risk it.
The WMF glass claret jug. We'll start nice and low at £15.
Where's 15? £15 for it. 15 is bid.
In the room at £15. At £15 I've got.
At 15 with the lady here at 15.
You all finished at £15?
-A profit of £10, which is great.
-Takes you to minus £225.
The big thing here is don't talk to the Blues.
-No. We'll be looking very happy.
-Go out looking ecstatic!
-You look so happy anyway.
-Oh, we are.
-It was fun!
How do you rate your chances today?
We're going to do really well. Fantastic.
We're excited about it.
I think we're going to be all right, let's put it that way. Yes.
Your double-up, it's not necessarily much easier to make the profits on.
Your first item is Bingo.
It's not Bingo. According to the auctioneer he is Perky Pup.
Does that make a difference?
Perky Pup is its correct trade name and that's how he is catalogued.
Crown Devon matte glazed green Perky Pup.
Character dog. What about him, Perky Pup?
£15, who wants Perky Pup? 15 bid, front row. At 15.
-We all finished at £15 for the Perky Pup?
-£15. I can't believe that.
That's minus 20. Bad luck. Bad luck.
That is bad luck, I have to say it is bad luck.
Pair of George V octagonal silver salts. 25 the pair.
-25 to start me. Where's 25?
20 to go. 15, surely? 15. In the corner now, at 15. 18 now.
Against you 20. Yes, 22. 25.
£25 now. At 25. We're there at 25.
Minus £20. I can't believe that either. £25 for solid silver...
-It's looking precarious!
-Precarious when it comes to the chair.
This child's elm armchair.
Various commission bids here. Lots of interest. 120.
At £120. 130 on the phone.
140. At £140. 150, 160, 160 against you.
170, 180. At £180. 190.
Commission is out with you. At £190.
It's a telephone bid at £190. All finished at 190.
-It did a lot better than the estimate,
which is minus £85. That's £105.
That's minus £125. Minus 125 is not too bad, I'll tell you.
With the state of this that and the other, minus £125 is not too bad.
What are you going to do about the fruit knife?
-What are we going to do?
-I think we go with it.
-We can't go much worse into the deep.
-You could do a lot worse.
-It's £60 at stake.
-I think we go with it, don't you?
£60 is quite a lot.
What do you think, Kate? You're looking slightly shifty.
-I go with the boss.
-I say we go with it.
-Are you sure?
The silver fruit knife, Sampson Mordan, Sheffield.
1926, interest at £20. I can start at £20.
22, 25, at 25. 28, 30 now.
At 30 against you. It's a commission bid.
At 30. 35. £40 commission. At £40 to a commission bidder at £40.
-It was worth a try.
I almost think we had more money for it there.
Minus 20 for that, you are minus £145.
That could be a winning score, so don't say a word to the Reds.
-Well, teams, we've been chatting, have we?
Communicating what the scores are?
It's no secret that the scores are appalling.
This is Double-Up Day, we've doubled up our losses big-time.
We've got hundreds of pounds worth of losses from both teams.
But loved it.
But the team with the really whopping loss today are the Reds.
I'm sorry, girls, but minus £225 is a serious number, isn't it?
You did get a nice touch out of the £5 claret jug,
so you should walk tall.
But overall, I'm afraid it was not a pretty picture.
-Have you had a nice time?
-We've had a lovely time.
-We've loved having you on.
The victors, who have managed to win by only losing £145.
-Nothing really to cheer about there, Noel,
it's minus all the way through
but you have nevertheless won as a result,
and I congratulate you. Have you had a good time?
-We've had a fantastic time.
-We've loved having you on the show.
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
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A Mr and Mrs Doubleday make up one of the bargain-hunting teams in this episode, and in their honour both the Blues and the Reds have double the shopping budget. But does a double-up day mean double trouble? Thankfully, there is only one Tim Wonnacott!