Anglesey 14 Bargain Hunt


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Anglesey 14

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,

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£300,

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two teams.

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That can only mean one thing.

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Let's go bargain-hunting.

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Welcome, bargain-hunters.

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We're at the Mona Showground on Anglesey.

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I've got the cash, this place is stuffed up with antiques.

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It's up to our contestants to find all their bargains, so let's have a quick squizz at what's coming up.

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We've lined up two husband and wife teams.

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Tony and Ann-Marie know what they want.

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-What do you think, darling?

-It's not silver.

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No.

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We're not going to get silver by the look of it.

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-Bill and Barbara know a good thing when they see it.

-How much?

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1,800.

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You don't want to do it for 20 quid, then?

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Not today.

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The auction is full of surprises.

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-No!

-Oh, no!

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Yes!

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So if that has got you hooked, let's meet the couples.

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Hi, guys. Very nice to see you. Now, you two are very family orientated because you've had 11 children.

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-You must be exhausted.

-Six and if you count the ones we've got, about 16.

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16 children you've had.

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Yes. Dear, oh dear. You've got to explain to us about these 16 kids.

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Eleven are foster children that we've fostered.

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How did all that start?

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Just from a story I heard on the radio a few years back about a

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gang of kids who got into some deep trouble. I just

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realised that kids need our help,

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so that's what made us decide to go into fostering.

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Of course, you've had all this experience with your own children,

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so you were up for all of that.

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You know all the scrapes and all the tricks

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and all the ducking and diving that goes on.

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It's really lovely, isn't it? So, do you collect anything together?

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-Pigs.

-Pigs?

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-Back of the garden job?

-That's what I'd like eventually.

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-But model pigs?

-Yes.

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What's this about the stuffed pig on the top of your wardrobe?

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My darling husband bought me it for Christmas.

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About 20 years ago.

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-Where did you find that, Toto?

-Can I mention the name?

-No.

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I better not tell you, then!

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So a large, warehouse, retail supplier of children's toys?

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-Yes.

-That's where you found it?

-Yes, it was.

-How lovely.

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-You're just a romantic really, aren't you?

-I am at heart.

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Not many people buy their wives a stuffed pig to go on the wardrobe.

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It's too big to go anywhere else.

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There you are. It needs a sty of its own, doesn't it?

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Very good luck, team. So, Bill and Babs, you met at the movies.

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That's right, yes.

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We met at the cinema where I worked as a technician.

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I work upstairs on projection

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-and Babs used to work downstairs behind the hot dog counter.

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You were on hot dog duty?

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Not just hot dogs, but box office and whatever else.

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It was a romance bred out of the movie house? Yes. How lovely.

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Are you into a bit of film memorabilia?

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Do you like collecting that stuff?

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I'm collecting film posters mainly, collecting for future antiques.

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I've got James Bond, Star Wars,

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The Lord Of the Rings will be valuable for the future.

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Lucky old you. Babs, do you still work there?

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No, I'm an art teacher now at Flint high school.

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Quite a different sort of job.

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I love drawing, painting and sculpture.

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I've done a lot of painting and sold a few.

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I've also made a huge spider and recently I was working on a smaller

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project which is a present for you, a little sculpture of yourself.

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For me?

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Oh, my gosh.

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Look at this!

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That's what you were hiding.

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Now listen, you can't say that there's any true likeness

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between these geezers, can you? Or can you?

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This will be worth a lot of money one day...

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when I've passed on.

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What are your tactics today? How are you going to win?

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I'm going to keep quite an open mind and go for anything that appeals.

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You won't get anywhere without a bit of money and therefore,

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holding this very fine model of myself,

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we're going to fish out first £300 for you, and another £300 for Toto.

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You know the rules,

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your experts wait and off you go and very good luck.

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Cheeky monkeys!

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Monkeying around with our teams are two cheeky experts.

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For the Reds, James Lewis.

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For the Blues, David Barby.

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-What are you going to look for?

-Something quirky, silver.

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What do you really love?

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We like quirky things really, silver.

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Is there an echo? Silver? Quirky silver?

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Silver and quirky? Yes.

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Let's see what we can do.

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They're both looking for the same stuff.

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I hope it doesn't end up in a brawl.

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There's a silver cabinet down there. Shall we go and have a look at that?

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Could I see the little vessel in the centre?

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-Of course.

-What's that?

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It's ancient Greek. It's about 300 BC I think.

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That's a lovely shape. Look at that.

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-Very nice.

-How much is it?

-140. What do you think, darling?

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It's not silver.

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You're going to limit our buying capacity.

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Buttons are always good,

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silver buttons.

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That's a stamp case holder, it's quite nice.

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-That's sweet.

-It's £55.

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What would that be used for?

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You put stamps in a purse,

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so it would stop them glueing together and you put them in there

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three at a time as long as they didn't get moist.

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Let's have a look around to see what he's got.

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First class, David.

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It's not silver. No.

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-OK, guys?

-Shame that.

-Yeah.

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Thank you.

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See that saucepan there, that's a pepperette. 165. I like that.

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What you think you'd get in an auction for something like that?

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Because it is unusual I think either you're going to get your money back

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or a slight profit.

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Could you attract the dealer's attention? Is he busy at the moment?

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Hello, what's your best price on the little silver pepper sauce pan?

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I'd do that for 140.

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-140's about it...

-Could you do it for 120?

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No, I can't do 120. There would be no profit at all in it for me.

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125?

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I said 135 and you said 125. If we split it at 130 we've got a deal.

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-What do you think?

-That's my absolute bottom.

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Handle it first.

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Don't you agree?

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-Absolutely.

-Handle the object first.

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-Are they common?

-Not very.

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There are a few around, but not many.

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They did coffee pots and jugs and various things.

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It's hallmarked on the front.

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It's by Sanderson Shephard, an excellent maker.

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It's Chester hallmarked 1904.

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There's always a premium price on Chester silver because

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there's not so much of it around.

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I like the gilding inside.

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They always put gilding for anything

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when it's going to be used for food.

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It's nice as little object like that on its own.

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Sure you won't do 125?

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135.

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-You said 130.

-I said 135.

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No, 130. We said 125, you said 135, so we said 130.

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It's on camera.

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-130?

-130.

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-I like it.

-Thank you very much.

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I think that's lovely.

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It's a quirky, unusual object.

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So, one in the pan, I mean can.

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That's prisoner of war work possibly. What does that say?

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It's lovely quality.

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What's interesting is it's Deco, but it's still African made.

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So they obviously worked to commission.

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I think the lining is European.

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I think it was bought and lined in Europe.

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Something that I do think is interesting with this

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is the way they handle is formed

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is very much in the manner of the First World War

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Turkish prisoner of war work that you get.

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You see bags and bags of these snakes around.

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Sometimes they can be metres long and sometimes only a foot long.

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If you look there, forget that as a bag.

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Twinkle eyes and a long beaded body.

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That's exactly where they were dated

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if they were First World War prisoner of war work.

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We have also got Arabic at the top.

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When Ataturk convinced the Turkish people

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to go from Arabic to the Western language

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that was around this time, so my gut reaction is this could be

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an ex-Turkish prisoner of war who learned the beadwork,

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who was educated before Ataturk,

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so he's writing in Arabic.

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By the 1930s the Turkish people were using the Western language and becoming Westernised.

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It's an interesting bag and there are a lot of possibilities.

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-Do you like it?

-I do, yes, I think it's very nice.

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There's a wristband and if you turn that over that's also dated.

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It came from the same source.

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Did this come from the same source as well? Yes.

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That's definitely Kenyan.

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And you've got the stopper as well. They're all African.

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The interesting thing about these

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is that they're still making these tassels in the Masai Mara today.

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It has a feel of something African.

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This is 1930.

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They're very interesting, I like them.

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Let me just ask him what his best would be.

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It's 85.

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I think it's 50-70

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at auction. What would be your best on that?

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All of them or just that? I've got to be asking at least 60 for it.

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It must have taken them weeks to make that.

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What would you do the two for? That's enough.

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You've already got your limit.

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I'll take another fiver off, go on.

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Round it off at 100, you see.

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You mean 100 for all three?

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That's the thing where most of the private buyers are going to want it.

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You've got 60 quid there and you're talking about increasing it to 100

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for two things that aren't that commercial.

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80 quid for the lot.

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Go on, be nice.

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For the lady.

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Thank you so much.

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That's working with my heart as much as my head really.

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When I saw that I worked with my heart because you just don't see it.

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I think they're lovely. I really like them.

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Thank you very much for showing us something very different.

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You're welcome.

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But, team, it's not silver.

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Ten minutes gone, one down, two to go.

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I'm going to find something that you're going to love now. No more handbags.

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OK, I get this all the time, no more handbags. It's not fair.

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That card case, how much?

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1,800.

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You don't want to do it for 20 quid, then?

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Nice try, but not today.

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It's always worth asking.

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I'm here for the rest of the day now.

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Something gold like that, would that be of interest to you?

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The gold bar brooch.

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It's pretty, it's not something I'd wear myself,

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but that's not about today, is it?

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What would make a profit?

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It depends how much that's on offer

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because it's got inset diamonds I think.

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It looks like £45.

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It's attracting my interest. What do you think?

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Yes, shall we have a look at it?

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There's nobody here.

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There's all this stock.

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So, with no-one in sight the Blues grind to a halt.

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What about the red team?

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How are they doing? Much the same I see.

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How much?

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How much? Priceless.

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What's going on here?

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Get on and do some shopping!

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Hello, where have you been?

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To the loo.

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I hope you washed your hands.

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The little brooch there, can we have a look at that, please?

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-This one?

-Yes.

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It's very lightweight, but they're diamonds, are they?

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I've not had then tested, but I would think so.

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Can you tell us anything about this, David?

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What kind of person would have...?

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This is the sort of brooch that would have been bought by,

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let's say, lower middle-class.

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It was their only brooch,

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their own special piece of jewellery, because it's nine carat.

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We're looking about 1890-1910.

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It's very lightweight.

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If not diamond, it's going to be expensive at 35.

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Could you do it at 25?

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-No, 28?

-25?

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28.

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25 for us? 25, please.

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Oh, go on.

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-25, yeah?

-Yeah. Yeah.

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I think there's a profit margin in that

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and I think we should do reasonably well.

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I hope you're making a profit as well.

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Only a very small one.

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Thank you very much indeed, you're so kind.

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Nice warm hands.

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Thank you.

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Does it come with the box?

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The box is another fiver!

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That's great, high spirits and bonding as a team.

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Er... Reds?

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He's over there.

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He's off on his wanders.

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Whilst they hunt for James I'm going to rabbit on.

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Just look at these handsome, long-eared rabbits.

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Charming, aren't they?

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They were made in Staffordshire around about 1840 - 1860.

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They would have been bought by... not exactly an impoverished person,

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but nor was that person

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particularly rich either.

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If you can't afford all the expensive porcelains that sit

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in grand mansions, you simply can afford a bit of Staffordshire pot.

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Typically a rabbit like that would have cost sixpence.

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Because they were relatively cheap, the survival rate was not very high.

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Children did play with them in the intervening 160 years.

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They did get broken,

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so it's a thrill to find this pair here in Wales.

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The dealer who has them on his stand

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tells me that they're breeding rabbits. Nice.

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The price?

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£160 for the pair.

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That's £80 a rabbit.

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But because they're breeding rabbits, if you put the two of them together for about six weeks,

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you can apparently finish up with another 10!

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That's what you call a bargain.

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There are really great deals to be found out there

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and with 30 minutes on the clock it's up to the teams to find them.

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Let's move on, 30 minutes.

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29 minutes now.

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-Seen anything you like?

-Not yet.

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Is that silver?

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-Silver plate.

-That's a shame.

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We haven't done that stretch along there.

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This is exhausting.

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It's high pressure, isn't it?

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That's quite interesting. Very interesting. It's straw work.

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It's a prisoner of war work probably,

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going back to that prisoner of war work.

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It's got a nice bit of age.

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Look at the base.

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It feels slightly rough.

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Probably the remnants of a striker. It's probably

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a little match case for before you had safety matches.

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It's lovely. It's beautifully lined and each piece of this is a single

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individual piece of straw that has been hand-cut and stained.

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That's beautiful.

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That I think is sweet.

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We'll ask how much it is. Excuse me, how much is that, please?

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£12. That's cheap.

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It's not expensive. The auction is

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going to go up in bids of a fiver.

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Let's make a fair offer on it and see what she says.

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Will you take £8 for it?

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No.

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I've never done a deal where I haven't got any money off something at all.

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That's a good deal.

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The first time in Bargain Hunt history not a pound off, deal.

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You're a hard woman. Well done.

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Great, two items.

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They're on the home straight.

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Hello, how much is the mother of pearl card case?

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With the Prince of Wales feathers on.

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-It's lovely.

-It's nice.

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The other side, I think.

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185 on that.

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What's the very best you can do on that?

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The very, very best, 140.

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It's the sort of item that quite regularly sells for 300 to £400.

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It's in super condition.

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-What do you think?

-It's beautiful.

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I love this fleur-de-lis

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which is very good. The other one is priced 115.

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My very best on that would be £80.

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That's at £80.

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That has got abalone shell all the way around.

0:20:120:20:15

What I like is that each piece is engraved.

0:20:150:20:18

That's really interesting, isn't it?

0:20:180:20:20

-Could you do 70?

-I'll meet you halfway.

0:20:200:20:22

75. That gives you a really good chance.

0:20:240:20:28

-I do like it.

-I like it.

0:20:300:20:32

I think it's good,

0:20:320:20:34

it's different, unique.

0:20:340:20:36

I do like it but I'm just...

0:20:360:20:41

not 100 % sure.

0:20:410:20:43

You've got 20 minutes to look around.

0:20:430:20:46

Would you hold it for us for 20 minutes?

0:20:460:20:50

That's fine by me, no problem at all.

0:20:500:20:54

So we've got it as a back-up.

0:20:540:20:55

-I do like it.

-OK, that's fine.

0:20:550:20:59

I like the strategy, Babs.

0:20:590:21:02

Isn't he great?

0:21:060:21:08

Come on, James.

0:21:080:21:10

We're not going to get silver, are we, by the look of it?

0:21:130:21:16

-Not really, No.

-Don't give up yet.

0:21:160:21:18

No, never give up.

0:21:180:21:21

How do you feel about looking at those?

0:21:210:21:23

Do you want to spend the time looking at those or have you made up your mind?

0:21:230:21:27

-I like the mother of pearl case we saw.

-Do you?

0:21:270:21:30

I like that. Really good quality.

0:21:300:21:33

-The mother of pearl?

-The one we've just seen, yeah.

0:21:330:21:35

-Yes, I like that.

-What did he say?

0:21:350:21:37

75? Do you want to go for that?

0:21:370:21:40

-I think we've got a good chance.

-Shall we go for that?

-Yes.

0:21:400:21:43

This is looking good and the Reds have found some silver.

0:21:450:21:49

What do you like in there?

0:21:490:21:51

We're after a bit of silver for you really.

0:21:510:21:53

Something that's going to speak to you.

0:21:530:21:55

Nothing, to be honest.

0:21:550:21:57

Nothing? You were looking at pepperettes earlier.

0:21:570:22:00

These are really early ones.

0:22:000:22:04

Is it all right to have a look?

0:22:040:22:05

Lovely bits in there.

0:22:090:22:11

Is there anything you'd recommend for us to see?

0:22:110:22:13

Anything you bought really well?

0:22:130:22:15

Pounce pot.

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Pounce pot, so for when you're writing you'd have it

0:22:160:22:20

filled with sand and to stop the ink blotching,

0:22:200:22:24

you'd sprinkle dust or sand over your ink.

0:22:240:22:27

-I do like that.

-What would be the best on that?

0:22:270:22:30

-70.

-I have to say that's a really good first offer.

0:22:300:22:35

We've asked for his best and he's done us a good price.

0:22:350:22:40

-It's 1824, 200 years old, a good lump of silver.

-I do like that.

0:22:400:22:44

If you like it then, buy it. Only minutes left.

0:22:440:22:47

Which stand is it?

0:22:470:22:49

Was it him?

0:22:490:22:50

It's your choice.

0:22:520:22:54

-Will it make a profit?

-Not much of one.

-No, right.

0:22:540:22:57

God, there's such a crowd.

0:23:000:23:03

I don't know.

0:23:030:23:05

It's all bagged up and ready for you.

0:23:050:23:08

Let's go for it.

0:23:080:23:10

He knew you had good taste.

0:23:100:23:12

Absolutely.

0:23:120:23:15

All you want now is a guarantee it's going to make a profit.

0:23:150:23:17

Yeah, absolutely, in writing.

0:23:170:23:19

We don't go quite that far.

0:23:200:23:22

-You've got to make a decision.

-Go for that one.

0:23:240:23:26

Are you sure? Yeah, definitely.

0:23:260:23:28

-Take another fiver off?

-No.

0:23:280:23:30

Never mind, we've got a bit of silver for you,

0:23:300:23:33

we've got the handbags for you.

0:23:330:23:35

A little bit of prisoner of war work and I love that, too.

0:23:350:23:38

A good team effort. Well done, guys, you've done it.

0:23:380:23:41

Brilliant. Let's pay for this.

0:23:410:23:42

That's it, time is up.

0:23:420:23:45

Let's recap on what the Reds bought.

0:23:450:23:48

Tony and Ann-Marie cast their beady eye

0:23:480:23:51

over some African, Turkish craftwork.

0:23:510:23:54

a Napoleonic straw work Vesta case was next up for £12.

0:23:540:23:59

After searching the whole fair for silver

0:23:590:24:01

they finally found a silver pounce pot for 70.

0:24:010:24:05

-Well done, guys.

-Thank you, been absolutely brilliant!

0:24:050:24:08

I don't know where I've seen such a happy looking team.

0:24:080:24:10

-You've had a lovely shop, haven't you?

-Yes, we have.

0:24:100:24:13

How much did you spend overall?

0:24:130:24:16

-£162.

-£162, very precise isn't it?

0:24:160:24:19

Anyway, £162, so I'd like £138, please.

0:24:200:24:25

Lovely.

0:24:250:24:26

Now this is your favourite moment James,

0:24:260:24:29

because you can get out there and shine.

0:24:290:24:32

-Or be completely dull, one of the two.

-Make lots of profit!

0:24:320:24:35

You won't be dull, I can tell you that.

0:24:350:24:37

You've got a bit of time now, so good luck with that.

0:24:370:24:39

The challenge is on. See you soon.

0:24:390:24:42

Why don't we check out what the Blues bought.

0:24:420:24:45

Bill and Babs plumped for a pepperette for 130.

0:24:470:24:51

Next to catch their eye was a gold brooch

0:24:510:24:54

with rose-cut diamonds for only 25.

0:24:540:24:57

Finally they shelled out £75 for the abalone card case.

0:24:570:25:02

Good fun? Did you have a good time, Babs?

0:25:040:25:06

Yes, I had a brilliant time, yes.

0:25:060:25:08

So you spent overall £230? Yes.

0:25:080:25:11

May I have the £70 left over.

0:25:110:25:14

Thank you very much. There we go, Dave, there's you're £70.

0:25:140:25:18

-Thank you very much.

-Not at all. Got any idea what you're going to do?

0:25:180:25:22

Yes, we're

0:25:220:25:25

-all cat lovers.

-Are you?

0:25:250:25:27

They've got three and I've got one.

0:25:270:25:29

I want to try and find something cat orientated. Good idea?

0:25:290:25:33

Good idea if it's going to make a profit. Otherwise, buy a dog.

0:25:330:25:37

Anyway, for the rest of us we're going to hang around on the island,

0:25:370:25:41

but we're going to the most beautiful house.

0:25:410:25:43

Plas Newydd belongs to Lord and Lady Anglesey

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and overlooks the Menai Straits.

0:25:500:25:52

But it's not only mother nature who creates spectacular views.

0:25:520:25:57

Artist Rex Whistler was commissioned by the family

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to spruce up the dining room and add an extra dimension.

0:26:070:26:11

The first thing that Whistler did in 1936

0:26:120:26:17

was to order an especially woven,

0:26:170:26:20

long length of canvas, 58ft in length from Paris.

0:26:200:26:26

Early in 1937, the canvas was brought to the house

0:26:260:26:30

and glued to the wall.

0:26:300:26:32

He then made certain changes to personalise and to make this mural

0:26:320:26:38

absolutely something special for the Anglesey family.

0:26:380:26:41

Just look at these dogs here.

0:26:410:26:43

They aren't accidentally placed. We've got two French bulldogs.

0:26:430:26:46

These are the dogs from the members of the Anglesey family at that time.

0:26:460:26:52

In the middle distance we've got a cello

0:26:520:26:55

which reflects the current Lord Anglesey's interest in music

0:26:550:26:59

and casually draped on the balustrade beyond is a red towel,

0:26:590:27:03

as if you've just come in from a bathe.

0:27:030:27:06

The colour red is significant

0:27:060:27:08

because it reflects the unrequited love that Whistler had for Lord

0:27:080:27:15

Anglesey's daughter, Lady Caroline, who you see here sailing her boat as if she was sailing on the Menai

0:27:150:27:22

Strait, but by now you've been introduced to this capriccio

0:27:220:27:27

which is an imaginary architectural,

0:27:270:27:30

landscape view that Whistler has entirely dreamt up out of his imagination and his recollection

0:27:300:27:38

of architectural structures that he's seen in the past.

0:27:380:27:42

All great fun, but what I think is most

0:27:420:27:45

extraordinary about his work is what he's done at the ends of the mural.

0:27:450:27:49

Ordinarily this would simply be a blank wall at the end of the room,

0:27:490:27:54

but because the mural wraps around, it does a 90 degree turn.

0:27:540:27:59

Visually, the tromp de l'oeil, the trick of the eye,

0:27:590:28:04

takes you not to a black wall, but through

0:28:040:28:07

a colonnade with swifts flying in from the outside fresh air.

0:28:070:28:13

Effectively this room has become at least 40 ft longer than it actually is.

0:28:130:28:20

It's extremely clever.

0:28:200:28:22

I think it's quite appropriate that the figure we see here brushing up

0:28:220:28:27

in the colonnade is supposed to be a self-portrait of Whistler himself.

0:28:270:28:32

The man who wielded so delicate a brush so as to be able

0:28:320:28:36

to create this enormous mural, shows himself wielding a broom.

0:28:360:28:43

Isn't that charming?

0:28:430:28:44

The big question is today are our teams over at the auction going to be capable of a clean sweep?

0:28:440:28:52

We'll find out in a minute when auctioneer Robert Stones

0:28:520:28:56

gives us his verdict on our teams' items.

0:28:560:28:58

But first up, the experts have been hunting for their bonus buys,

0:28:580:29:03

so let's see what James Lewis has rustled up.

0:29:030:29:06

Ann-Marie and Toto, you spent 162 and gave James £138.

0:29:080:29:13

What did he spend it on and did he blow the lot?

0:29:130:29:16

Well, I blew the princely sum of £1.

0:29:160:29:21

Oh, wow.

0:29:210:29:23

There you are. Lovely, aren't they?

0:29:230:29:26

I have to say I was so excited when I found these.

0:29:260:29:29

-That's pretty.

-It's a Regency card waiter

0:29:290:29:33

by Clay of London who's probably one of the leading papier-mache makers.

0:29:330:29:37

And a little George the IV card tray for your gaming tokens.

0:29:370:29:42

What do you think they're worth, James?

0:29:420:29:44

That's going to be 10 or £15 I would have thought, the little brass tray.

0:29:440:29:48

I hope that might be 30 - £40.

0:29:480:29:52

If it cleaned up nicely, it would be lovely, wouldn't it?

0:29:520:29:55

I do like those.

0:29:550:29:57

There we go. If he's right, there might be £50 for his £1 purchase.

0:29:570:30:03

That's the way to find a bonus buy.

0:30:030:30:06

That's why the man is where he is today.

0:30:060:30:10

Hold on to those because right now we are going to find out

0:30:100:30:14

what the auctioneer thinks about James Lewis's £1 buy.

0:30:140:30:18

How do you rate that little tray?

0:30:180:30:20

I love it. I think this sort of thing is absolutely delightful.

0:30:200:30:23

I think the thing which is so nice about this is,

0:30:230:30:26

it's in great condition.

0:30:260:30:27

So often, papier mache, which is what this is, is damaged.

0:30:270:30:31

And we've got a great mark on the back of it.

0:30:310:30:34

We've got the Crown and the name, Clay, on there.

0:30:340:30:38

The manufacturers in London of papier mache.

0:30:380:30:41

And then, in addition, as if that isn't enough,

0:30:410:30:44

you get this little fellow,

0:30:440:30:46

which is only a cheap, stamped out piece of brass.

0:30:460:30:49

This, I think, may have been one of four and card playing,

0:30:490:30:52

as we know, at that time, was absolutely at its zenith.

0:30:520:30:56

So, there we are.

0:30:560:30:58

We've got something I think is really quite fun

0:30:580:31:01

and we quite like it - we like both items.

0:31:010:31:03

-What would be your estimate in the auction for the two pieces?

-30-60.

0:31:030:31:07

-Well, there you go. That's a very good way of spending £1.

-Exactly.

0:31:070:31:11

Next is the beadwork collection. What do you make of it?

0:31:110:31:15

I, personally, having done a little bit of work on this,

0:31:150:31:18

think it might be something that was actually produced in Egypt.

0:31:180:31:22

-Oh, do you?

-In 1938 it was the time when it was the Coronation

0:31:220:31:26

of King Farukh - his first wife.

0:31:260:31:29

-Oh, right!

-It's a bit of a sporting sort of thought,

0:31:290:31:33

if you like, on what it might be but that's what I think it's about.

0:31:330:31:37

All of that makes perfect sense. I'm convinced.

0:31:370:31:40

-Do you think?

-I like it.

-Good.

0:31:400:31:42

I'm already there.

0:31:420:31:44

-So, how much?

-30-50.

-Ah, that doesn't do us much good, does it?

0:31:440:31:48

£80 is what James Lewis paid for this.

0:31:480:31:51

Next is this straw work Vesta case.

0:31:510:31:55

Yeah. We've got a bit of an issue with this really.

0:31:550:31:58

Is it a Vesta case? If it was made during the Napoleonic period,

0:31:580:32:02

we're looking at something that was produced

0:32:020:32:04

before the match was truly invented. That's the safety match.

0:32:040:32:08

-So, maybe it's a needle case.

-That would be much more likely,

0:32:080:32:12

wouldn't it? What do you think it's worth?

0:32:120:32:14

We've said on that one, 10 to 20.

0:32:140:32:16

OK, £12 was paid.

0:32:160:32:18

That's the right price to pay for it.

0:32:180:32:20

A nice thing to find for £12 retail.

0:32:200:32:22

-Absolutely!

-The last item is this baluster pounce pot.

0:32:220:32:28

Yep. This is, I think, part of something much bigger.

0:32:280:32:33

I think this would have stood on an inkstand,

0:32:330:32:35

probably the central part of an inkstand, so there'd have been

0:32:350:32:38

a couple of ink pots on either side of it, so a much bigger

0:32:380:32:41

piece of silver and this is just something which is

0:32:410:32:44

part of something else.

0:32:440:32:45

We're saying on that one, 40 to 60.

0:32:450:32:48

£70 paid. I can see it making £70.

0:32:480:32:51

-Silver's doing well.

-Not a lot more than that.

0:32:510:32:54

No, I don't think so.

0:32:540:32:56

Thank you, Robert, for that. That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.

0:32:560:33:00

Their first item is the novelty pepperette, the little saucepan.

0:33:000:33:04

I think this is really, really nice.

0:33:040:33:06

Collectors of pieces of silver like this will really enjoy this and more specifically it's Chester hallmarked

0:33:060:33:14

and people in Chester and Cheshire generally

0:33:140:33:18

do like collecting Chester hallmarked items.

0:33:180:33:22

So, we're saying on that one, 40 to 60.

0:33:220:33:24

Oh! £130 they paid for this.

0:33:240:33:29

Next is the bar brooch. Nine carat gold.

0:33:290:33:33

Yeah, it's a typical piece of Edwardian jewellery.

0:33:330:33:36

We have a brooch here which,

0:33:360:33:38

frankly, isn't that fashionable at the moment.

0:33:380:33:40

-We're looking at that one and we're saying 40 to 60.

-As much as that?

0:33:400:33:44

Well, there you go, you see.

0:33:440:33:46

They only paid £25.

0:33:460:33:47

-If you can turn in a profit on that, that would be great, Robert.

-Yeah.

0:33:470:33:51

Lastly is the card case.

0:33:510:33:54

I don't know but I have a feeling this is slightly

0:33:540:33:57

yesterday's antiques, I don't know.

0:33:570:33:59

-Am I being unkind?

-Well, sadly, I think you're right in that respect.

0:33:590:34:03

This one, whatever the past was, this one is in great condition

0:34:030:34:07

and I love the fact it's got that quilted effect on it.

0:34:070:34:10

-I love the fact it's got that etched decoration on it.

-OK.

0:34:100:34:13

-Give us your estimate?

-30 to 40.

0:34:130:34:15

-£75.

-Blimey!

0:34:150:34:17

But you never know.

0:34:170:34:18

-Absolutely.

-Perhaps,

0:34:180:34:20

here in Nantwich, we're going to start a revival

0:34:200:34:22

-of mother of pearl encrusted card case collecting.

-We'll do our best.

0:34:220:34:27

It could happen.

0:34:270:34:29

On the other hand, I think it's not going to look so good and they're

0:34:290:34:32

going to need their bonus buy so let's have a look at that.

0:34:320:34:35

Well, Bill and Babs, you spent a magnificent £230, of which I'm so proud.

0:34:350:34:40

You gave £70 to the old boy. What did he spend it on?

0:34:400:34:43

I spent £60 on this rather interesting little match striker.

0:34:430:34:48

Why is it interesting? This little symbol here represents the

0:34:480:34:53

Royal Corinthian Yacht Club that was based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

0:34:530:34:57

So, we're looking at something

0:34:570:34:58

round about the beginning of the 20th century.

0:34:580:35:01

Anybody who has a yacht based at Cowes,

0:35:010:35:04

or anybody interested in yachting, racing, would go for this.

0:35:040:35:09

Will it make a profit? That's the question, isn't it?

0:35:090:35:12

-I hope so because this sale is on the internet.

-It's heavy, isn't it?

0:35:120:35:17

We have online bidding so I think we stand a good chance.

0:35:170:35:20

-It's nice that.

-Have a quick feel.

0:35:200:35:22

Very tactile.

0:35:220:35:25

-I like it.

-I wasn't sure when I first saw it

0:35:250:35:27

but now I've felt it, I really like it.

0:35:270:35:30

-Yeah, I know.

-It is tactile. It's heavy. It's got some weight.

0:35:300:35:33

Yeah, like your expert. No.

0:35:330:35:35

I am on a diet.

0:35:350:35:37

You don't need to, David. You're thinner than a pencil.

0:35:370:35:40

Right now, for the audience at home,

0:35:400:35:43

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's match striker.

0:35:430:35:48

Nice little match striker.

0:35:480:35:51

Very nice little pennant on here.

0:35:510:35:54

Nice enough thing. There are plenty of them about.

0:35:540:35:58

Smoking isn't that popular these days. This sort of thing doesn't

0:35:580:36:01

-necessarily hold the value that you'd hope it would.

-How much?

0:36:010:36:05

-20 to 30.

-Is that all?

0:36:050:36:07

£60 paid by Barby for his bonus buy.

0:36:070:36:10

Of course, the team may not select it. We can't predict that yet.

0:36:100:36:14

-All will come out in the melting pot, Robert. Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:36:140:36:17

-So, are you excited?

-Yes, very.

0:36:260:36:29

-Very excited.

-Very excited.

0:36:290:36:31

The first lot up are the beadwork pieces -

0:36:310:36:33

four pieces of beadwork and here they come.

0:36:330:36:35

Lot number 94, there we are.

0:36:350:36:37

This beadwork handbag decorated with birds, Arabic writing, etc.

0:36:370:36:41

What's it worth to you?

0:36:410:36:43

£25 I'm bid for it straight away.

0:36:430:36:45

-No!

-25. 28 is the now.

0:36:450:36:47

It's on commission at 25. 28 there. 28, that's taken out the commission.

0:36:470:36:50

28. 30, do I hear? At £28.

0:36:500:36:52

Oh, come on!

0:36:520:36:55

At £28, I'm going to sell at £28.

0:36:550:36:58

-No!

-Oh, no!

-Last chance at £28.

0:36:580:37:01

-No. That is ridiculous.

-Minus 52.

0:37:010:37:06

Interesting thing here. This little pin box, we think it might be.

0:37:060:37:09

£10 to start it off, somebody, please. 10 I'm bid straight away.

0:37:090:37:13

At £10. 12, anywhere now? 12.

0:37:130:37:14

Yes! 15 now. 18. 18, 20, 22, 25.

0:37:140:37:18

25, 28, 30. 30, 32 now.

0:37:180:37:22

At £30 only. If you're all finished and done, at £30.

0:37:220:37:25

Going to be sold at 30 there. £30.

0:37:250:37:27

£30 is plus 18.

0:37:270:37:28

We liked that very much.

0:37:280:37:30

That's pulled a bit back.

0:37:300:37:31

-Now the pounce pot.

-That's the one there. A lovely thing.

0:37:310:37:35

I've got a bid of £40 on it straight away. £40 on commission. 42.

0:37:350:37:38

At £42. 45. 48.

0:37:380:37:40

48. 50 bid. 55. 60 now.

0:37:400:37:42

-Come, on, yes.

-60 bid. 65. 70. 75.

0:37:420:37:45

80 now. At 75, you're all bid. At £75 only, at 75, going to be sold.

0:37:450:37:49

At £75. The bid's there. At 75.

0:37:490:37:52

That's plus five on that, which means overall, you're minus 29.

0:37:520:37:56

I'm blaming you two for that.

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What are we going to do about this bonus buy?

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There doesn't seem to be much choice but it's £1 worth.

0:38:010:38:04

We've got to go for it.

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We're going to trust James on this one.

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We're going to go with the bonus buy. That's unanimous.

0:38:080:38:11

-Good luck. Here it comes.

-Thank you.

0:38:110:38:12

How much will you say? £20 I'm bid for it straight away.

0:38:120:38:15

At £20. 22 is now.

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For no money at all, I promise you.

0:38:160:38:18

At £20. 22 is now.

0:38:180:38:21

-Come on!

-22. 20's all I'm bid.

0:38:210:38:23

At 22. 25, anywhere now, do I hear?

0:38:230:38:27

-At £22 and it's going to be sold. Make no mistake.

-No.

0:38:270:38:29

-No!

-At £22. All finished and done, at £22.

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All quiet and done at £22.

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£22 is nevertheless a profit of £21.

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That's painful.

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If you said to me, what did I think that might have brought?

0:38:410:38:44

£100, that's what I saw that clay tray, so...

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It's bad luck on you kids there.

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Overall, you are minus £8 at the end of that.

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It's a roller-coaster, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-It's taking part that matters.

-Of course.

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And, who knows? Minus £8 could easily be a winning score.

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Are you nervous about anything in particular, any particular lot?

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I'm a little bit nervous about the silver pepper shaker.

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Are you? I don't know what you've got to worry about.

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His estimate's 40 to 60, you paid £130.

0:39:170:39:20

-What's the trouble with that?

-Oh, dear!

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The fact of the matter is, it's the first lot up,

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so stand by for a bloodbath.

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£40 I'm bid straightaway on commission. At 40. 42, 45.

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48. 50's with me. 55. 55, 60. 65.

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65, your bid at 65.

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-Too cheap!

-70. 75. Nice thing.

0:39:370:39:40

-Go on!

-Go on!

0:39:400:39:42

Don't be put under any pressure.

0:39:420:39:45

70's here. £70. 75 if you like.

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75, well done! 80 now.

0:39:470:39:49

75. The bid's there at 75.

0:39:490:39:52

It will be sold at £75 only then.

0:39:520:39:54

-At 75.

-Still no money.

0:39:540:39:56

75, it's minus 55.

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How much?

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Minus 55. Say it quickly.

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Here comes your brooch.

0:40:030:40:06

That's the lot before you.

0:40:060:40:08

£30 to start it off, please. At 30. 30 now quickly, at £30, surely.

0:40:080:40:11

-Oh, no.

-At £30. Who's at it now?

0:40:110:40:13

£30 for the bar brooch. At 30.

0:40:130:40:15

30 bid there. At £30 the bid's here.

0:40:150:40:17

At £30. 32 now. 32. 35.

0:40:170:40:22

38. 39. 40. 42 now.

0:40:220:40:25

At £42, will be sold.

0:40:250:40:28

-45.

-Yes!

0:40:280:40:30

-45, your bid at 45.

-It's gold an diamonds.

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£45 and being sold then.

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That's plus 20.

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So, overall you are minus 35.

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Now, the card case.

0:40:430:40:44

-I love this.

-Who'll start me off?

0:40:440:40:46

£30, anywhere now? £30 straight away. £30.

0:40:460:40:49

32 now, quickly. Come on! With me now at £30.

0:40:490:40:52

This is so cheap if it goes at 30.

0:40:520:40:54

32 on the internet. 35 now.

0:40:540:40:56

35. 38 on the internet. £38. 40 bid.

0:40:560:40:59

42 is there now. £42. 42, 45.

0:40:590:41:03

45. 48 on the internet.

0:41:030:41:05

At £45, the bid is in the room then.

0:41:050:41:07

At £45 and will be sold.

0:41:070:41:10

At £48, just in time. At 50,

0:41:100:41:13

the bid's there. At £50.

0:41:130:41:15

In the room.

0:41:150:41:16

At £50 and will be sold at £50.

0:41:160:41:20

Not good enough.

0:41:200:41:21

Minus 25. That means, minus 60.

0:41:210:41:26

-Minus £60.

-Never mind.

0:41:260:41:29

That's a bit of a bore, isn't it?

0:41:290:41:32

Could be worse.

0:41:320:41:33

What are we going to do about the bonus buy then?

0:41:330:41:36

Are we going to go for the Vesta striker?

0:41:360:41:38

Yeah. We're going to go for it.

0:41:380:41:39

In for a penny, in for a pound, boss.

0:41:390:41:42

Lot number 122, ladies and gentlemen,

0:41:420:41:45

is the silver-mounted

0:41:450:41:47

pottery Vesta match striker.

0:41:470:41:49

£20 to start it off. £20 bid straight away. At £20 I'm bid.

0:41:490:41:52

At £20. 22 is there now. 22.

0:41:520:41:55

28. 30 now. 30 bid. 32.

0:41:550:41:58

Fresh bidder. 35 now.

0:41:580:41:59

35. 38. 38, 40 now.

0:41:590:42:01

40 yes? 40 bid.

0:42:010:42:02

42. Going to be sold at 40.

0:42:020:42:06

You're all bid.

0:42:060:42:07

That's minus 20 on that which means overall you are minus 80.

0:42:070:42:11

-Yes.

-Dear oh dear!

0:42:110:42:12

Sadly on Bargain Hunt we of course have no losers any more, we simply have runners up and winners.

0:42:190:42:24

The runners up today are the Blues.

0:42:240:42:26

The Blues have managed to run out with a score of minus 80.

0:42:280:42:31

-Yes!

-Yes!

0:42:310:42:33

You had a nice £20 profit though out of your brooch,

0:42:330:42:37

which is a really nice result, wasn't it?

0:42:370:42:40

Not good enough, I'm afraid. We've loved having you on the show.

0:42:400:42:44

The victors today, by a long chalk,

0:42:440:42:46

because they've won by only losing £8.

0:42:460:42:50

80 one way, £8 the other.

0:42:500:42:52

You made a nice profit on the little Vesta or pin case and, of course,

0:42:520:42:58

the papier mache little waiter made you a cool £21, which helped James.

0:42:580:43:02

Thanks for that. Overall, minus £8 and that's the winning score today.

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Join us soon for some more bargain-hunting. Yes?

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ALL: Yes!

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