Antiques challenge. Tim Wonnacott visits the home of Lord and Lady Anglesey in North Wales, while the red and blue teams do battle at the Mona Showground.
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One antiques fair,
That can only mean one thing.
Let's go bargain-hunting.
We're at the Mona Showground on Anglesey.
I've got the cash, this place is stuffed up with antiques.
It's up to our contestants to find all their bargains, so let's have a quick squizz at what's coming up.
We've lined up two husband and wife teams.
Tony and Ann-Marie know what they want.
-What do you think, darling?
-It's not silver.
We're not going to get silver by the look of it.
-Bill and Barbara know a good thing when they see it.
You don't want to do it for 20 quid, then?
The auction is full of surprises.
So if that has got you hooked, let's meet the couples.
Hi, guys. Very nice to see you. Now, you two are very family orientated because you've had 11 children.
-You must be exhausted.
-Six and if you count the ones we've got, about 16.
16 children you've had.
Yes. Dear, oh dear. You've got to explain to us about these 16 kids.
Eleven are foster children that we've fostered.
How did all that start?
Just from a story I heard on the radio a few years back about a
gang of kids who got into some deep trouble. I just
realised that kids need our help,
so that's what made us decide to go into fostering.
Of course, you've had all this experience with your own children,
so you were up for all of that.
You know all the scrapes and all the tricks
and all the ducking and diving that goes on.
It's really lovely, isn't it? So, do you collect anything together?
-Back of the garden job?
-That's what I'd like eventually.
-But model pigs?
What's this about the stuffed pig on the top of your wardrobe?
My darling husband bought me it for Christmas.
About 20 years ago.
-Where did you find that, Toto?
-Can I mention the name?
I better not tell you, then!
So a large, warehouse, retail supplier of children's toys?
-That's where you found it?
-Yes, it was.
-You're just a romantic really, aren't you?
-I am at heart.
Not many people buy their wives a stuffed pig to go on the wardrobe.
It's too big to go anywhere else.
There you are. It needs a sty of its own, doesn't it?
Very good luck, team. So, Bill and Babs, you met at the movies.
That's right, yes.
We met at the cinema where I worked as a technician.
I work upstairs on projection
-and Babs used to work downstairs behind the hot dog counter.
You were on hot dog duty?
Not just hot dogs, but box office and whatever else.
It was a romance bred out of the movie house? Yes. How lovely.
Are you into a bit of film memorabilia?
Do you like collecting that stuff?
I'm collecting film posters mainly, collecting for future antiques.
I've got James Bond, Star Wars,
The Lord Of the Rings will be valuable for the future.
Lucky old you. Babs, do you still work there?
No, I'm an art teacher now at Flint high school.
Quite a different sort of job.
I love drawing, painting and sculpture.
I've done a lot of painting and sold a few.
I've also made a huge spider and recently I was working on a smaller
project which is a present for you, a little sculpture of yourself.
Oh, my gosh.
Look at this!
That's what you were hiding.
Now listen, you can't say that there's any true likeness
between these geezers, can you? Or can you?
This will be worth a lot of money one day...
when I've passed on.
What are your tactics today? How are you going to win?
I'm going to keep quite an open mind and go for anything that appeals.
You won't get anywhere without a bit of money and therefore,
holding this very fine model of myself,
we're going to fish out first £300 for you, and another £300 for Toto.
You know the rules,
your experts wait and off you go and very good luck.
Monkeying around with our teams are two cheeky experts.
For the Reds, James Lewis.
For the Blues, David Barby.
-What are you going to look for?
-Something quirky, silver.
What do you really love?
We like quirky things really, silver.
Is there an echo? Silver? Quirky silver?
Silver and quirky? Yes.
Let's see what we can do.
They're both looking for the same stuff.
I hope it doesn't end up in a brawl.
There's a silver cabinet down there. Shall we go and have a look at that?
Could I see the little vessel in the centre?
It's ancient Greek. It's about 300 BC I think.
That's a lovely shape. Look at that.
-How much is it?
-140. What do you think, darling?
It's not silver.
You're going to limit our buying capacity.
Buttons are always good,
That's a stamp case holder, it's quite nice.
What would that be used for?
You put stamps in a purse,
so it would stop them glueing together and you put them in there
three at a time as long as they didn't get moist.
Let's have a look around to see what he's got.
First class, David.
It's not silver. No.
See that saucepan there, that's a pepperette. 165. I like that.
What you think you'd get in an auction for something like that?
Because it is unusual I think either you're going to get your money back
or a slight profit.
Could you attract the dealer's attention? Is he busy at the moment?
Hello, what's your best price on the little silver pepper sauce pan?
I'd do that for 140.
-140's about it...
-Could you do it for 120?
No, I can't do 120. There would be no profit at all in it for me.
I said 135 and you said 125. If we split it at 130 we've got a deal.
-What do you think?
-That's my absolute bottom.
Handle it first.
Don't you agree?
-Handle the object first.
-Are they common?
There are a few around, but not many.
They did coffee pots and jugs and various things.
It's hallmarked on the front.
It's by Sanderson Shephard, an excellent maker.
It's Chester hallmarked 1904.
There's always a premium price on Chester silver because
there's not so much of it around.
I like the gilding inside.
They always put gilding for anything
when it's going to be used for food.
It's nice as little object like that on its own.
Sure you won't do 125?
-You said 130.
-I said 135.
No, 130. We said 125, you said 135, so we said 130.
It's on camera.
-I like it.
-Thank you very much.
I think that's lovely.
It's a quirky, unusual object.
So, one in the pan, I mean can.
That's prisoner of war work possibly. What does that say?
It's lovely quality.
What's interesting is it's Deco, but it's still African made.
So they obviously worked to commission.
I think the lining is European.
I think it was bought and lined in Europe.
Something that I do think is interesting with this
is the way they handle is formed
is very much in the manner of the First World War
Turkish prisoner of war work that you get.
You see bags and bags of these snakes around.
Sometimes they can be metres long and sometimes only a foot long.
If you look there, forget that as a bag.
Twinkle eyes and a long beaded body.
That's exactly where they were dated
if they were First World War prisoner of war work.
We have also got Arabic at the top.
When Ataturk convinced the Turkish people
to go from Arabic to the Western language
that was around this time, so my gut reaction is this could be
an ex-Turkish prisoner of war who learned the beadwork,
who was educated before Ataturk,
so he's writing in Arabic.
By the 1930s the Turkish people were using the Western language and becoming Westernised.
It's an interesting bag and there are a lot of possibilities.
-Do you like it?
-I do, yes, I think it's very nice.
There's a wristband and if you turn that over that's also dated.
It came from the same source.
Did this come from the same source as well? Yes.
That's definitely Kenyan.
And you've got the stopper as well. They're all African.
The interesting thing about these
is that they're still making these tassels in the Masai Mara today.
It has a feel of something African.
This is 1930.
They're very interesting, I like them.
Let me just ask him what his best would be.
I think it's 50-70
at auction. What would be your best on that?
All of them or just that? I've got to be asking at least 60 for it.
It must have taken them weeks to make that.
What would you do the two for? That's enough.
You've already got your limit.
I'll take another fiver off, go on.
Round it off at 100, you see.
You mean 100 for all three?
That's the thing where most of the private buyers are going to want it.
You've got 60 quid there and you're talking about increasing it to 100
for two things that aren't that commercial.
80 quid for the lot.
Go on, be nice.
For the lady.
Thank you so much.
That's working with my heart as much as my head really.
When I saw that I worked with my heart because you just don't see it.
I think they're lovely. I really like them.
Thank you very much for showing us something very different.
But, team, it's not silver.
Ten minutes gone, one down, two to go.
I'm going to find something that you're going to love now. No more handbags.
OK, I get this all the time, no more handbags. It's not fair.
That card case, how much?
You don't want to do it for 20 quid, then?
Nice try, but not today.
It's always worth asking.
I'm here for the rest of the day now.
Something gold like that, would that be of interest to you?
The gold bar brooch.
It's pretty, it's not something I'd wear myself,
but that's not about today, is it?
What would make a profit?
It depends how much that's on offer
because it's got inset diamonds I think.
It looks like £45.
It's attracting my interest. What do you think?
Yes, shall we have a look at it?
There's nobody here.
There's all this stock.
So, with no-one in sight the Blues grind to a halt.
What about the red team?
How are they doing? Much the same I see.
How much? Priceless.
What's going on here?
Get on and do some shopping!
Hello, where have you been?
To the loo.
I hope you washed your hands.
The little brooch there, can we have a look at that, please?
It's very lightweight, but they're diamonds, are they?
I've not had then tested, but I would think so.
Can you tell us anything about this, David?
What kind of person would have...?
This is the sort of brooch that would have been bought by,
let's say, lower middle-class.
It was their only brooch,
their own special piece of jewellery, because it's nine carat.
We're looking about 1890-1910.
It's very lightweight.
If not diamond, it's going to be expensive at 35.
Could you do it at 25?
25 for us? 25, please.
Oh, go on.
I think there's a profit margin in that
and I think we should do reasonably well.
I hope you're making a profit as well.
Only a very small one.
Thank you very much indeed, you're so kind.
Nice warm hands.
Does it come with the box?
The box is another fiver!
That's great, high spirits and bonding as a team.
He's over there.
He's off on his wanders.
Whilst they hunt for James I'm going to rabbit on.
Just look at these handsome, long-eared rabbits.
Charming, aren't they?
They were made in Staffordshire around about 1840 - 1860.
They would have been bought by... not exactly an impoverished person,
but nor was that person
particularly rich either.
If you can't afford all the expensive porcelains that sit
in grand mansions, you simply can afford a bit of Staffordshire pot.
Typically a rabbit like that would have cost sixpence.
Because they were relatively cheap, the survival rate was not very high.
Children did play with them in the intervening 160 years.
They did get broken,
so it's a thrill to find this pair here in Wales.
The dealer who has them on his stand
tells me that they're breeding rabbits. Nice.
£160 for the pair.
That's £80 a rabbit.
But because they're breeding rabbits, if you put the two of them together for about six weeks,
you can apparently finish up with another 10!
That's what you call a bargain.
There are really great deals to be found out there
and with 30 minutes on the clock it's up to the teams to find them.
Let's move on, 30 minutes.
29 minutes now.
-Seen anything you like?
Is that silver?
-That's a shame.
We haven't done that stretch along there.
This is exhausting.
It's high pressure, isn't it?
That's quite interesting. Very interesting. It's straw work.
It's a prisoner of war work probably,
going back to that prisoner of war work.
It's got a nice bit of age.
Look at the base.
It feels slightly rough.
Probably the remnants of a striker. It's probably
a little match case for before you had safety matches.
It's lovely. It's beautifully lined and each piece of this is a single
individual piece of straw that has been hand-cut and stained.
That I think is sweet.
We'll ask how much it is. Excuse me, how much is that, please?
£12. That's cheap.
It's not expensive. The auction is
going to go up in bids of a fiver.
Let's make a fair offer on it and see what she says.
Will you take £8 for it?
I've never done a deal where I haven't got any money off something at all.
That's a good deal.
The first time in Bargain Hunt history not a pound off, deal.
You're a hard woman. Well done.
Great, two items.
They're on the home straight.
Hello, how much is the mother of pearl card case?
With the Prince of Wales feathers on.
The other side, I think.
185 on that.
What's the very best you can do on that?
The very, very best, 140.
It's the sort of item that quite regularly sells for 300 to £400.
It's in super condition.
-What do you think?
I love this fleur-de-lis
which is very good. The other one is priced 115.
My very best on that would be £80.
That's at £80.
That has got abalone shell all the way around.
What I like is that each piece is engraved.
That's really interesting, isn't it?
-Could you do 70?
-I'll meet you halfway.
75. That gives you a really good chance.
-I do like it.
-I like it.
I think it's good,
it's different, unique.
I do like it but I'm just...
not 100 % sure.
You've got 20 minutes to look around.
Would you hold it for us for 20 minutes?
That's fine by me, no problem at all.
So we've got it as a back-up.
-I do like it.
-OK, that's fine.
I like the strategy, Babs.
Isn't he great?
Come on, James.
We're not going to get silver, are we, by the look of it?
-Not really, No.
-Don't give up yet.
No, never give up.
How do you feel about looking at those?
Do you want to spend the time looking at those or have you made up your mind?
-I like the mother of pearl case we saw.
I like that. Really good quality.
-The mother of pearl?
-The one we've just seen, yeah.
-Yes, I like that.
-What did he say?
75? Do you want to go for that?
-I think we've got a good chance.
-Shall we go for that?
This is looking good and the Reds have found some silver.
What do you like in there?
We're after a bit of silver for you really.
Something that's going to speak to you.
Nothing, to be honest.
Nothing? You were looking at pepperettes earlier.
These are really early ones.
Is it all right to have a look?
Lovely bits in there.
Is there anything you'd recommend for us to see?
Anything you bought really well?
Pounce pot, so for when you're writing you'd have it
filled with sand and to stop the ink blotching,
you'd sprinkle dust or sand over your ink.
-I do like that.
-What would be the best on that?
-I have to say that's a really good first offer.
We've asked for his best and he's done us a good price.
-It's 1824, 200 years old, a good lump of silver.
-I do like that.
If you like it then, buy it. Only minutes left.
Which stand is it?
Was it him?
It's your choice.
-Will it make a profit?
-Not much of one.
God, there's such a crowd.
I don't know.
It's all bagged up and ready for you.
Let's go for it.
He knew you had good taste.
All you want now is a guarantee it's going to make a profit.
Yeah, absolutely, in writing.
We don't go quite that far.
-You've got to make a decision.
-Go for that one.
Are you sure? Yeah, definitely.
-Take another fiver off?
Never mind, we've got a bit of silver for you,
we've got the handbags for you.
A little bit of prisoner of war work and I love that, too.
A good team effort. Well done, guys, you've done it.
Brilliant. Let's pay for this.
That's it, time is up.
Let's recap on what the Reds bought.
Tony and Ann-Marie cast their beady eye
over some African, Turkish craftwork.
a Napoleonic straw work Vesta case was next up for £12.
After searching the whole fair for silver
they finally found a silver pounce pot for 70.
-Well done, guys.
-Thank you, been absolutely brilliant!
I don't know where I've seen such a happy looking team.
-You've had a lovely shop, haven't you?
-Yes, we have.
How much did you spend overall?
-£162, very precise isn't it?
Anyway, £162, so I'd like £138, please.
Now this is your favourite moment James,
because you can get out there and shine.
-Or be completely dull, one of the two.
-Make lots of profit!
You won't be dull, I can tell you that.
You've got a bit of time now, so good luck with that.
The challenge is on. See you soon.
Why don't we check out what the Blues bought.
Bill and Babs plumped for a pepperette for 130.
Next to catch their eye was a gold brooch
with rose-cut diamonds for only 25.
Finally they shelled out £75 for the abalone card case.
Good fun? Did you have a good time, Babs?
Yes, I had a brilliant time, yes.
So you spent overall £230? Yes.
May I have the £70 left over.
Thank you very much. There we go, Dave, there's you're £70.
-Thank you very much.
-Not at all. Got any idea what you're going to do?
-all cat lovers.
They've got three and I've got one.
I want to try and find something cat orientated. Good idea?
Good idea if it's going to make a profit. Otherwise, buy a dog.
Anyway, for the rest of us we're going to hang around on the island,
but we're going to the most beautiful house.
Plas Newydd belongs to Lord and Lady Anglesey
and overlooks the Menai Straits.
But it's not only mother nature who creates spectacular views.
Artist Rex Whistler was commissioned by the family
to spruce up the dining room and add an extra dimension.
The first thing that Whistler did in 1936
was to order an especially woven,
long length of canvas, 58ft in length from Paris.
Early in 1937, the canvas was brought to the house
and glued to the wall.
He then made certain changes to personalise and to make this mural
absolutely something special for the Anglesey family.
Just look at these dogs here.
They aren't accidentally placed. We've got two French bulldogs.
These are the dogs from the members of the Anglesey family at that time.
In the middle distance we've got a cello
which reflects the current Lord Anglesey's interest in music
and casually draped on the balustrade beyond is a red towel,
as if you've just come in from a bathe.
The colour red is significant
because it reflects the unrequited love that Whistler had for Lord
Anglesey's daughter, Lady Caroline, who you see here sailing her boat as if she was sailing on the Menai
Strait, but by now you've been introduced to this capriccio
which is an imaginary architectural,
landscape view that Whistler has entirely dreamt up out of his imagination and his recollection
of architectural structures that he's seen in the past.
All great fun, but what I think is most
extraordinary about his work is what he's done at the ends of the mural.
Ordinarily this would simply be a blank wall at the end of the room,
but because the mural wraps around, it does a 90 degree turn.
Visually, the tromp de l'oeil, the trick of the eye,
takes you not to a black wall, but through
a colonnade with swifts flying in from the outside fresh air.
Effectively this room has become at least 40 ft longer than it actually is.
It's extremely clever.
I think it's quite appropriate that the figure we see here brushing up
in the colonnade is supposed to be a self-portrait of Whistler himself.
The man who wielded so delicate a brush so as to be able
to create this enormous mural, shows himself wielding a broom.
Isn't that charming?
The big question is today are our teams over at the auction going to be capable of a clean sweep?
We'll find out in a minute when auctioneer Robert Stones
gives us his verdict on our teams' items.
But first up, the experts have been hunting for their bonus buys,
so let's see what James Lewis has rustled up.
Ann-Marie and Toto, you spent 162 and gave James £138.
What did he spend it on and did he blow the lot?
Well, I blew the princely sum of £1.
There you are. Lovely, aren't they?
I have to say I was so excited when I found these.
-It's a Regency card waiter
by Clay of London who's probably one of the leading papier-mache makers.
And a little George the IV card tray for your gaming tokens.
What do you think they're worth, James?
That's going to be 10 or £15 I would have thought, the little brass tray.
I hope that might be 30 - £40.
If it cleaned up nicely, it would be lovely, wouldn't it?
I do like those.
There we go. If he's right, there might be £50 for his £1 purchase.
That's the way to find a bonus buy.
That's why the man is where he is today.
Hold on to those because right now we are going to find out
what the auctioneer thinks about James Lewis's £1 buy.
How do you rate that little tray?
I love it. I think this sort of thing is absolutely delightful.
I think the thing which is so nice about this is,
it's in great condition.
So often, papier mache, which is what this is, is damaged.
And we've got a great mark on the back of it.
We've got the Crown and the name, Clay, on there.
The manufacturers in London of papier mache.
And then, in addition, as if that isn't enough,
you get this little fellow,
which is only a cheap, stamped out piece of brass.
This, I think, may have been one of four and card playing,
as we know, at that time, was absolutely at its zenith.
So, there we are.
We've got something I think is really quite fun
and we quite like it - we like both items.
-What would be your estimate in the auction for the two pieces?
-Well, there you go. That's a very good way of spending £1.
Next is the beadwork collection. What do you make of it?
I, personally, having done a little bit of work on this,
think it might be something that was actually produced in Egypt.
-Oh, do you?
-In 1938 it was the time when it was the Coronation
of King Farukh - his first wife.
-It's a bit of a sporting sort of thought,
if you like, on what it might be but that's what I think it's about.
All of that makes perfect sense. I'm convinced.
-Do you think?
-I like it.
I'm already there.
-So, how much?
-Ah, that doesn't do us much good, does it?
£80 is what James Lewis paid for this.
Next is this straw work Vesta case.
Yeah. We've got a bit of an issue with this really.
Is it a Vesta case? If it was made during the Napoleonic period,
we're looking at something that was produced
before the match was truly invented. That's the safety match.
-So, maybe it's a needle case.
-That would be much more likely,
wouldn't it? What do you think it's worth?
We've said on that one, 10 to 20.
OK, £12 was paid.
That's the right price to pay for it.
A nice thing to find for £12 retail.
-The last item is this baluster pounce pot.
Yep. This is, I think, part of something much bigger.
I think this would have stood on an inkstand,
probably the central part of an inkstand, so there'd have been
a couple of ink pots on either side of it, so a much bigger
piece of silver and this is just something which is
part of something else.
We're saying on that one, 40 to 60.
£70 paid. I can see it making £70.
-Silver's doing well.
-Not a lot more than that.
No, I don't think so.
Thank you, Robert, for that. That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Their first item is the novelty pepperette, the little saucepan.
I think this is really, really nice.
Collectors of pieces of silver like this will really enjoy this and more specifically it's Chester hallmarked
and people in Chester and Cheshire generally
do like collecting Chester hallmarked items.
So, we're saying on that one, 40 to 60.
Oh! £130 they paid for this.
Next is the bar brooch. Nine carat gold.
Yeah, it's a typical piece of Edwardian jewellery.
We have a brooch here which,
frankly, isn't that fashionable at the moment.
-We're looking at that one and we're saying 40 to 60.
-As much as that?
Well, there you go, you see.
They only paid £25.
-If you can turn in a profit on that, that would be great, Robert.
Lastly is the card case.
I don't know but I have a feeling this is slightly
yesterday's antiques, I don't know.
-Am I being unkind?
-Well, sadly, I think you're right in that respect.
This one, whatever the past was, this one is in great condition
and I love the fact it's got that quilted effect on it.
-I love the fact it's got that etched decoration on it.
-Give us your estimate?
-30 to 40.
But you never know.
here in Nantwich, we're going to start a revival
-of mother of pearl encrusted card case collecting.
-We'll do our best.
It could happen.
On the other hand, I think it's not going to look so good and they're
going to need their bonus buy so let's have a look at that.
Well, Bill and Babs, you spent a magnificent £230, of which I'm so proud.
You gave £70 to the old boy. What did he spend it on?
I spent £60 on this rather interesting little match striker.
Why is it interesting? This little symbol here represents the
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club that was based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
So, we're looking at something
round about the beginning of the 20th century.
Anybody who has a yacht based at Cowes,
or anybody interested in yachting, racing, would go for this.
Will it make a profit? That's the question, isn't it?
-I hope so because this sale is on the internet.
-It's heavy, isn't it?
We have online bidding so I think we stand a good chance.
-It's nice that.
-Have a quick feel.
-I like it.
-I wasn't sure when I first saw it
but now I've felt it, I really like it.
-Yeah, I know.
-It is tactile. It's heavy. It's got some weight.
Yeah, like your expert. No.
I am on a diet.
You don't need to, David. You're thinner than a pencil.
Right now, for the audience at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's match striker.
Nice little match striker.
Very nice little pennant on here.
Nice enough thing. There are plenty of them about.
Smoking isn't that popular these days. This sort of thing doesn't
-necessarily hold the value that you'd hope it would.
-20 to 30.
-Is that all?
£60 paid by Barby for his bonus buy.
Of course, the team may not select it. We can't predict that yet.
-All will come out in the melting pot, Robert. Thank you.
-So, are you excited?
The first lot up are the beadwork pieces -
four pieces of beadwork and here they come.
Lot number 94, there we are.
This beadwork handbag decorated with birds, Arabic writing, etc.
What's it worth to you?
£25 I'm bid for it straight away.
-25. 28 is the now.
It's on commission at 25. 28 there. 28, that's taken out the commission.
28. 30, do I hear? At £28.
Oh, come on!
At £28, I'm going to sell at £28.
-Last chance at £28.
-No. That is ridiculous.
Interesting thing here. This little pin box, we think it might be.
£10 to start it off, somebody, please. 10 I'm bid straight away.
At £10. 12, anywhere now? 12.
Yes! 15 now. 18. 18, 20, 22, 25.
25, 28, 30. 30, 32 now.
At £30 only. If you're all finished and done, at £30.
Going to be sold at 30 there. £30.
£30 is plus 18.
We liked that very much.
That's pulled a bit back.
-Now the pounce pot.
-That's the one there. A lovely thing.
I've got a bid of £40 on it straight away. £40 on commission. 42.
At £42. 45. 48.
48. 50 bid. 55. 60 now.
-Come, on, yes.
-60 bid. 65. 70. 75.
80 now. At 75, you're all bid. At £75 only, at 75, going to be sold.
At £75. The bid's there. At 75.
That's plus five on that, which means overall, you're minus 29.
I'm blaming you two for that.
What are we going to do about this bonus buy?
There doesn't seem to be much choice but it's £1 worth.
We've got to go for it.
We're going to trust James on this one.
We're going to go with the bonus buy. That's unanimous.
-Good luck. Here it comes.
How much will you say? £20 I'm bid for it straight away.
At £20. 22 is now.
For no money at all, I promise you.
At £20. 22 is now.
-22. 20's all I'm bid.
At 22. 25, anywhere now, do I hear?
-At £22 and it's going to be sold. Make no mistake.
-At £22. All finished and done, at £22.
All quiet and done at £22.
£22 is nevertheless a profit of £21.
If you said to me, what did I think that might have brought?
£100, that's what I saw that clay tray, so...
It's bad luck on you kids there.
Overall, you are minus £8 at the end of that.
It's a roller-coaster, isn't it?
-It's taking part that matters.
And, who knows? Minus £8 could easily be a winning score.
Are you nervous about anything in particular, any particular lot?
I'm a little bit nervous about the silver pepper shaker.
Are you? I don't know what you've got to worry about.
His estimate's 40 to 60, you paid £130.
-What's the trouble with that?
The fact of the matter is, it's the first lot up,
so stand by for a bloodbath.
£40 I'm bid straightaway on commission. At 40. 42, 45.
48. 50's with me. 55. 55, 60. 65.
65, your bid at 65.
-70. 75. Nice thing.
Don't be put under any pressure.
70's here. £70. 75 if you like.
75, well done! 80 now.
75. The bid's there at 75.
It will be sold at £75 only then.
-Still no money.
75, it's minus 55.
Minus 55. Say it quickly.
Here comes your brooch.
That's the lot before you.
£30 to start it off, please. At 30. 30 now quickly, at £30, surely.
-At £30. Who's at it now?
£30 for the bar brooch. At 30.
30 bid there. At £30 the bid's here.
At £30. 32 now. 32. 35.
38. 39. 40. 42 now.
At £42, will be sold.
-45, your bid at 45.
-It's gold an diamonds.
£45 and being sold then.
That's plus 20.
So, overall you are minus 35.
Now, the card case.
-I love this.
-Who'll start me off?
£30, anywhere now? £30 straight away. £30.
32 now, quickly. Come on! With me now at £30.
This is so cheap if it goes at 30.
32 on the internet. 35 now.
35. 38 on the internet. £38. 40 bid.
42 is there now. £42. 42, 45.
45. 48 on the internet.
At £45, the bid is in the room then.
At £45 and will be sold.
At £48, just in time. At 50,
the bid's there. At £50.
In the room.
At £50 and will be sold at £50.
Not good enough.
Minus 25. That means, minus 60.
That's a bit of a bore, isn't it?
Could be worse.
What are we going to do about the bonus buy then?
Are we going to go for the Vesta striker?
Yeah. We're going to go for it.
In for a penny, in for a pound, boss.
Lot number 122, ladies and gentlemen,
is the silver-mounted
pottery Vesta match striker.
£20 to start it off. £20 bid straight away. At £20 I'm bid.
At £20. 22 is there now. 22.
28. 30 now. 30 bid. 32.
Fresh bidder. 35 now.
35. 38. 38, 40 now.
40 yes? 40 bid.
42. Going to be sold at 40.
You're all bid.
That's minus 20 on that which means overall you are minus 80.
-Dear oh dear!
Sadly on Bargain Hunt we of course have no losers any more, we simply have runners up and winners.
The runners up today are the Blues.
The Blues have managed to run out with a score of minus 80.
You had a nice £20 profit though out of your brooch,
which is a really nice result, wasn't it?
Not good enough, I'm afraid. We've loved having you on the show.
The victors today, by a long chalk,
because they've won by only losing £8.
80 one way, £8 the other.
You made a nice profit on the little Vesta or pin case and, of course,
the papier mache little waiter made you a cool £21, which helped James.
Thanks for that. Overall, minus £8 and that's the winning score today.
Join us soon for some more bargain-hunting. Yes?
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