Oswestry 19 Bargain Hunt


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Oswestry 19

Philip Serrell and his red team find themselves up against Catherine Southon and two farmers' daughters. And Tim visits Bantock House Museum to see some gorgeous enamels.


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Today, on Bargain Hunt, we're scrapping the experts,

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we're giving the teams a credit-crunching £20 to spend,

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and they'll be wearing purple and yellow.

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Ha-ha! Gotcha! Don't worry, it's business as usual.

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So let's go bargain hunting.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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We've got a red team and a blue team

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just gagging to get hold of £300

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to spend here at the Oswestry antiques fair.

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Let's have a quick butchers at what's coming up.

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'These girls are in touch with their feminine side.'

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-Look at that!

-I don't like that, my love.

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-I like anything kinda...

-Kinda girlie.

-Yeah.

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'These girls are out of touch with decision making.'

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-Maybe have a little think.

-Keep going and think about it.

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Or shall we just...? Can we find the stall?

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-You're so indecisive, ladies!

-I know.

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'How will it all end? Let's meet the teams.'

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For the reds today, we've got friends Jo and Kirstin.

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And for the blues, sisters Ann and Megan.

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-Welcome to Bargain Hunt.

-Hello.

-How lovely to see you.

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-How did you two chickens meet?

-We work with each other.

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We work with adults with learning difficulties so we met through that.

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-We've been best friends ever since.

-That can be a really testing job.

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-It can.

-Very rewarding.

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But you must see some pretty tough things.

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-Stressful. Very stressful.

-So, Jo, what do you collect?

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Betty Boop. Love Betty Boop.

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-Who?

-Betty Boop. Anything.

-Betty Boop?

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Tell us about Betty Boop.

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Me nan's always called me Betty Boop. She still calls it me.

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-Because she thinks you're pink and fluffy?

-I think so. Yeah.

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Anyway, good luck, girls. Now the sisters.

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-Are you quaking in your boots having heard that?

-Oh, yes.

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Oh, you are? That's good.

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So, we've got a couple of farmer's daughters.

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-We have. Yes.

-You grew up on the farm?

-We did.

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-We're two of six children.

-Are you?

-Yes.

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-Megan, you delve into history.

-Yes. I like doing the family tree.

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-How are you getting on?

-Pretty good. I've done my husband's family.

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-Discovered anything bad about them?

-No, but with our own family.

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-Your family's dodgy?

-Very dodgy.

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Somebody, quite a few years ago, was sent to Australia.

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Most were sent for seven years but he was sent for 14.

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He did double time in Australia? What did he do to get sent to Australia for 14 years?

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-I think he stole some sheep or something.

-Sheep!

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Gosh. Anyway, now the money moment, right?

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£300 apiece. There's your £300, darling.

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You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go and very, very, very good luck.

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Well, I don't know. This programme's looking up, you know.

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On hand to help our teams today...

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'They've got a job to help our teams buy three bargains in one hour with £300.

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'The team that makes the most cash at auction wins.'

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Got a plan, girls?

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-No.

-Not really. We'll just see what catches our eye.

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-We're going to go three lots of 50.

-You've got it all worked out!

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You have 150, or thereabouts. We have 150, or thereabouts.

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-I quite like silver.

-Why didn't you say that two minutes ago?

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-Now she's told us she likes silver.

-I don't like silver.

-You don't?

-No.

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This is going to go wonderfully(!)

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'So, the shop is under way and Phil is getting the measure of his team.'

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-That's girlie. I like that.

-That's cos you're a girl.

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-I like that.

-What?

-This little case with the girlie things in.

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-Look at that!

-Don't like that, my love.

-Cos it's girlie.

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-I like anything kinda...

-Kinda girlie.

-Yeah.

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'Will Phil be forced to embrace his feminine side today?

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'Look out, boy!'

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-MAN: Frederick Rhead.

-So that's the father?

-Yes.

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-Charlotte Rhead's father. It's beautiful quality.

-So expensive.

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MAN: It's typical Art Nouveau when you look at the floral designs.

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That's what Frederick Rhead is going for.

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The colours might be a bit...

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-Not very exciting. I think it's a beautiful shape.

-I do, too.

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-What is your very, very best?

-Very, very best?

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We'd like to win this competition! I'd like to make a profit!

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My very, very best. I'd do that at 75. That's £50 off.

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-Do you really like it?

-I do.

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-I like the colour, actually.

-Will you do 60?

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I can't. 75 is the lowest I can go. That's a £50 reduction.

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-Maybe have another think.

-We'll go with what you say.

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'Yeah. Best to have a think and reassess.

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'Or not?'

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-Can you do 65 on it?

-I can't. Honestly. 75.

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-I think 75 is too high.

-I'll do 70, and that is it.

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We'll keep going and think about it.

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Well, thank you very much. So, £70?

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< £70. Yes.

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'Now, what's that dish?

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'No. Not Phil.'

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-Let me have a look.

-Shall we put it back?

-No.

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-If you want a Pinky and Perky plate.

-How old is is it?

-Well, it's...

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It can't be any older than 1960s, can it?

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How much is it?

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How much is the plate? I want £6 for it.

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Why don't you put a job lot together?

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-I picked them up before.

-How much is that?

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-£20.

-Lord above!

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Beswick. >

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I'm thinking if you had a nursery rhyme thing. How much is that?

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-I like that one.

-Yeah.

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That's another Beswick. 15 on that.

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That's 40 quid.

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So if these girls offered you £20 the lot?

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-I'll do 25 for them.

-23.

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I didn't say a word and bang!

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I didn't see your lips move.

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-£23.

-You don't need me.

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Right. 23, then.

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-23, yeah. You've got it.

-Thank you.

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'The reds score their first item.

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'Unlike the blues, who are looking decidedly indecisive.'

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-We've got to buy something, Ann.

-I know.

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-See anything?

-No.

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I'm worried that we've had quite a lot of time. Should we go back?

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-I'll go back and see if I can haggle a bit more.

-Another £5.

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-I'm a farmer's daughter.

-Go for it.

-We're taught to haggle.

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-Just the vase, yeah?

-Yes.

-Are you happy with that?

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-Yeah. I like it. I like it.

-Sure?

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'No pressure, Ann, but we are watching.'

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We've had a think about the Frederick Rhead. 70 is the best?

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I'm not in business to take a loss.

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65? I can't, honestly.

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70. I can't go any less. OK. Well, 70.

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You'll take that? Right.

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'She's bagged the first item in their 20th minute.'

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I feel better now we've got an item.

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-How did you get on?

-Oh, £70. I'm sorry.

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-Did you do it?

-I got it, yeah. £70.

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-I feel a bit better, relaxed now we've got one item.

-Do you? OK.

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-Don't relax too much.

-LAUGHS

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-Cos we've still got two items.

-I know.

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'Now, Phil, have you gone girlie yet?'

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-I was looking at those chimney pots.

-Ricky would love them, my fella.

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It's a pity they're painted white. Normally they're a brick colour.

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-People use them now.

-To put plants in.

-Yeah.

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He won't drop below £90 for those.

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I think it's enough because they are in-your-face white.

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It's a pity he's repainted them.

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The view that I have is, if you went to a garden centre

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and wanted to buy two planters for your garden,

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-they'll cost more than £45 apiece.

-Yeah. Exactly.

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-Perhaps bear those in mind.

-Yeah. I'd have those in my garden.

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'Really? They're about as girlie as...a couple of chimney pots!'

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There's a tray inside for your "crease-ables".

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If you saw that at auction, how much would you pay for it?

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I don't know. £10 or £20.

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Really? Right, OK.

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-You would, wouldn't you?

-They're asking 45.

-Yes. Too much.

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Yeah, OK. It's too much. I think if you could get it for 20.

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30, maybe.

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'That's a no to the trunk, then.'

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-That's a pair of chairs! Have you seen those?

-Wow!

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Are they desperate?

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-Oh, I like those!

-Those aren't girlie. They're awful!

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-Ropes?

-Yeah.

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-No.

-Too manly.

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I think that would sell, actually.

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-It would be great as a balustrade if you're doing up a house, instead of a handrail.

-Mm.

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-Yeah.

-I've got the general idea.

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'But have you, though, Phil? They want girlie things!

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'Not a load of old rope!'

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-What did you think about the trunk?

-I liked it. Quirky.

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-We need to get it for about £20.

-Shall I ask?

-Why don't you both go?

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Two's better than one. Go on. Give it some!

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'Guess what Phil's spotted.'

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-Shall we look at these chimney pots?

-I like them.

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-Depends what the price is.

-These will be a lot less than t'others.

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< 50 for the two.

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Ooh. At auction, I think they're gonna be £30 to £50.

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-Would 30 be any good?

-35?

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- 32? - Go on, then.

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-Do you like them?

-I like them better than the other ones we've seen.

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The other ones, because of the way their top was formed,

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you can fill them up with soil

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and they'd be better designed for planting.

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With these, the only thing you can get is that ferny stuff.

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That could come cascading out of there.

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But I think this gentleman's done you a really good deal.

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Snatch his hand off, girls. Get 'em bought.

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We'll have those, please.

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'So, the red team have their second item, the rather butch chimney pots bought in under half an hour.'

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30 is the... 30.

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Do you think we can make 45 on that at auction?

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-Might squeeze a little bit.

-I like it.

-Do you want to get it?

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I think so. I won't be able to carry it.

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-We'll put you in it so we'll carry it.

-You will not!

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-What do you think?

-Yeah. Go for it.

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Or should we leave...? Can we find this stall?

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-You're so indecisive, ladies!

-I know.

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'So, what's it going to be then, ladies?'

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-You could put it there with your linens in.

-Right.

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I'm just going to sit here, take the weight off my feet.

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I'm quite happy with that trunk.

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They are very indecisive, this pair! They can't agree on anything!

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"Shall we?" "Shall we not?" "Shall we have a little look?" I need to relax.

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She's filling our trunk for us.

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Right, you've completely emptied it.

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Fantastic. A bargain!

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Thank you very much.

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-Thank you.

-And there's your £30.

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'Not only have they got the trunk,

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'they've got it filled up with goodies.

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'These lassies know a thing or two about bargaining.'

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Catherine, sorry.

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-You're going to be so proud of us.

-We've bought the luggage trunk.

-Yes.

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-We got it for £30. She's filled it with...

-Leather gloves.

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-Old cameras.

-Old camera.

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The whole top layer.

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-She's filled it with bits and pieces?

-Yes. What do you think?

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-A bargain.

-I'm speechless.

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-Well, you are farmer's daughters!

-He taught us well.

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'He did, indeed, and they have their second lot for just £30.'

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How much is that fruit knife?

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25. Do you want to make up another job lot of silver?

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-No?

-No. I want something that really catches your eye.

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-That even if we paid...

-Too much.

-80.

-Let's see what we can find.

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Thank you ever so much.

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'Now they're both running out of time. Only ten minutes left.'

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-You collect...

-I collect perfume bottles.

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-That's Wedgwood. What would you pay?

-£10 or £15.

-What did she say?

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-12.

-I think somebody would buy that at auction for £5, honestly.

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But it's Wedgwood. I know it's modern as well.

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-It's just got the Wedgwood...

-Stamp.

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You're covering someone who collects perfume bottles and Wedgwood glass.

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-You're not thrilled by it.

-Well, no. It's modern, so...

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Let's go and find something else in the last ten minutes.

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'Methinks they're off to have a look and maybe come back!

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'Definite theme here.'

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-1893.

-How much, my love?

-I've got 49. I'll do it for 44.

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-I think it's quite sweet.

-Is it collectable?

-Yeah. It is.

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Do you think it might have been ground down a bit across there?

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-Do you see what I mean?

-Oh, yeah.

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-It doesn't look quite uniform.

-No.

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It doesn't mean it's not a nice thing.

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-That one was 40, was it?

-44.

-45.

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Bear that in mind.

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'The girls aren't quite sold on that.

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'These girls are beginning to panic.'

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We need to quicken the pace a bit.

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Time's running out. Move on?

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Come on, ladies.

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-Are we running out of stalls?

-It looks like we are a bit.

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I'm conscious that this is a bloke thing.

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'But they want a girl thing!'

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-No. Doesn't do it, does it?

-No.

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THEY LAUGH

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Right, this is the deal. Time is running out.

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-If you want to make a profit or not much of a loss, go for that little jug.

-Get her down a bit more.

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-You spend little money and that's what you do.

-Yeah.

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This gentleman's got some lovely things on his stall,

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but lovely things cost lovely prices.

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-Ah!

-Wow!

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You are a salesman, you!

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-< You said you wanted a girl thing.

-They did!

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Can we have a little look? >

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-Ah!

-Oh, that is gorgeous. >

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-< Hallmarked, Birmingham 1923.

-Can you give them a girlie price?

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55?

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45.

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Split it at £50.

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Or the jug?

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I think you'll have more chance of a profit with the jug.

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But I honestly think that the way your eyes lit up, you should buy it.

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-It is quite expensive, though.

-Yeah.

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-It is. Good things are.

-Yeah.

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I think at auction that's worth around 40 quid.

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-That's what I really think.

-< I'll do 48.

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Can I ask you, truthfully, what do you think they'll get at auction?

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40 to 50?

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No. We need to get the jug.

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-I think the jug.

-I think we should stick with that.

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But £48 is a lot of money. There's not much leeway in it.

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Right, we're going over here for a very serious talking-to.

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I would really much prefer you to lose a tenner on something you like

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than lose a tenner on something, you know.

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-You both loved that.

-Yeah. If we can get it for £40.

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If we just have another little word.

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You have to make a profit, but if you can flutter your eyelids.

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-It's a girlie object, so.

-I'll go and get that fan.

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Come on. Let's go.

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'While the reds go off to negotiate, the blues are true to form -

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'rethinking the perfume bottle.'

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Do you want to get it?

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Looks like we're going to have to!

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-We'll go one more stall.

-One more then go back.

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We really do like it. Is there any chance we could have it for £40?

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Oh, no. No, no, no.

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That's the only way we can. 45?

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Please? Please? Please? Please?

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-Go on!

-45.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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'The red team have sealed the deal.

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'Their final item bought for £45, and just in time.

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'Are the blues going to make it? It would be a Bargain Hunt first if they don't.'

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We ought to go back for the Wedgwood.

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-Time's running out, isn't it?

-It is.

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-Let's go see if we can haggle.

-Do we think?

-Go for it.

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I'll just, er...wait here, then.

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'You take it easy, Catherine, while your team leg it back.

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-BARKING

-'Hope it's not a biter.'

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We're in here.

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THEY PANT

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Excuse me? What's the very best price?

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12. Ten? 12.

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I've got ten burning in my pocket. I've got ten seconds. >

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Go on, then! Oh, thank you.

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'That was a close call if ever I saw one!'

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Time to stop the shop, I'm afraid. Did they spend their money wisely?

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Did they consult with their expert?

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Did they leave enough money for the leftover lolly?

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Whilst I go and find the reds, let's remind ourselves what they bought.

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'The negotiation for the trio of plates was child's play.

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'The two chimney pots were £32. Smoking!

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'And every cloud has a silver purse lining.

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'They pocketed their dream item for 45 smackers.'

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So, so, so, so, so, so bubbly, this team.

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ALL LAUGH

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-You had a good old fizz-up, didn't you?

-Definitely.

0:20:490:20:52

-Isn't he a lovely man?

-Yeah. He's great.

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He loves saying no, I can tell you! What's your favourite bit, Kirst?

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Um... I think it's the...little silver handbag.

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-That's your favourite?

-Yeah.

-Is that your favourite, too?

-Yeah.

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-Which is going to make the biggest profit, Jo-Jo?

-I think the plates.

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-I think the plates.

-The plates.

-They're welded-up.

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I'll never look at Pinky and Perky the same.

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-How much did you spend?

-£100.

-Is that all?

-Yeah.

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That's minuscule.

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-Who's got the 200 smackers, then?

-I've got it.

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Very good. £200.

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-Philip Serrell.

-Good stuff.

-That is a lot, isn't it?

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For me, it's a fortune. A month's wages.

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What are you doing with it?

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-Don't know.

-I don't know!

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Oh! He doesn't know!

0:21:490:21:51

He knows perfectly well. I've seen that look before.

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Why don't we remind ourselves what the blues bought, eh?

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'Does the Frederick Rhead vase spell disaster for the blues?

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'Will the stuffed trunk turn out to be a treasure chest?

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'And, for £10, does the Wedgwood perfume bottle smell a bit iffy?'

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How's the prize negotiator, then?

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-We've done a grand, job, I think.

-I think so.

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Two farmer's daughters coming up to negotiate would be pretty scary.

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-We did haggle as best we could, Tim.

-We were trained well.

-Oh, good.

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-How much did you spend?

-Do you know, what, Tim? We only spent £110.

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-Cor, that's miserable.

-We thought we'd go 150, but 110.

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Wouldn't our husbands love it if we spent less than what we thought?

0:22:430:22:48

Yes! "The groceries only cost half as much this week!"

0:22:480:22:52

Good, isn't it? Does that ever happen? No!

0:22:520:22:55

-I'd like, then, £190 of leftover lolly.

-All rolled up. £190.

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Which goes straight to Catherine. What are you going to do with it?

0:23:000:23:05

I'll be more decisive than these two because they've been hard work.

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-Oh, Catherine.

-Ah!

0:23:090:23:11

-So much to see, so little time.

-I don't mean it.

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Good luck, Catherine. Good luck, girls.

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Meanwhile, we're off somewhere completely different. It's spiffing.

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Today, I'm at Bantock House museum on the outskirts of Wolverhampton,

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home to a treasure trove of objects donated by local families

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over the last 200 years.

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Wolverhampton boomed in the industrial revolution.

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When the steel industry came to town,

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buckles and nails were the main trade.

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But that's not all.

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The epicentre of the industrial revolution in 18th-century England

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happened about ten miles outside Wolverhampton.

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It soon became famed for its manufacturing processes,

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and also for the luxury items made in this area.

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I've selected from the museum collection, a group of enamels.

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What a great group of enamels! So, what is enamel?

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In its simplest form, it's melted glass, or sand, fused onto metal.

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If we look at this little novelty,

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from above, it looks like a tricorn hat.

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If I turn it over, it illustrates

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the bare nature of the copper underneath the enamel.

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If I open up this lid, it reveals a receptacle

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and inside the lid is a mirror, which tells us what it was for.

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Because this is a little patch box.

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If you've got a poor complexion, you could take a little felt patch

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and, with the assistance of the mirror, literally glue it

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over the offending spot.

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This is a rare form of patch box.

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If you were rich, you'd cart about

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your personal supply of perfume in a scent bottle like this,

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which is a perfect rococo asymmetric form.

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Apart from a lovely enamel spray of flowers,

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what I like are the side panels.

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Within each of those colours is a trellis of white enamel,

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rather like a noughts and crosses.

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Just the acme of luxury.

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A lot of people in the 18th century suffered with bad teeth

0:25:410:25:45

and therefore had bad breath.

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To cover up their bad breath, they liked to suck little mint comforts

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kept in novelty boxes like this, called a bomboniere.

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This is a real delight.

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The bottom compartment is hinged, into which you'd put your sweeties.

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One of the most popular vices in the 18th century was snuff.

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A woman would want to store her snuff supply

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in a decorative and pretty snuffbox like this,

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which is rather like a basket.

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Or this little fellow, which is very rare, in the form of a shoe.

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Open the hinged lid.

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The lady took a generous pinch, spread it on the back of her hand

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and had a jolly good snort.

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The big question is, are our teams at the auction going to be unduly sniffy?

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A-tchoo!

0:26:420:26:44

It's always a treat to come to Knutsford, to Marshall's Saleroom,

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-where we're joined by Nick Hall, our auctioneer.

-Welcome, Tim.

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Lovely to see you. Busy saleroom, which is always good.

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For the reds, their first item are these three baby plates.

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-How do you rate these, Nick?

-There is a market for this juvenalia.

0:27:100:27:15

They're not great or rare patterns. I suppose, a tenner each.

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-£30 for the lot.

-They paid £23.

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-Yeah. That's OK.

-Good. I don't know what you're going to say about this.

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We've got a double-decker of chimney pots covered in soot and grime.

0:27:270:27:32

-Nice and authentic.

-Authentic.

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Good Victorian ones do very well. There is a market for those.

0:27:340:27:39

-These are later, a bit plainer.

-Straight off the council house!

0:27:390:27:44

-They don't do it for me, but you're very optimistic, Nick.

-We have.

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-You're running with this. How much?

-£50 or so a pair.

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£32 paid. Lastly is the silver purse.

0:27:530:27:58

-It's a sweet little thing.

-It's seriously dinky.

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-Very nice. It's hallmarked. It's in good condition.

-How much?

0:28:010:28:06

-We've gone 30 to 50.

-£45 paid.

-OK.

0:28:060:28:09

I have a funny feeling that the chimney pots will let them down,

0:28:090:28:14

in which case they're gonna need their bonus buy.

0:28:140:28:18

Now, Jo and Kirst, you only spent 100 notes, you meanies.

0:28:190:28:24

You gave Phil 200. So, Phil?

0:28:240:28:27

I spent £70.

0:28:270:28:29

-That's nice.

-That look says it all.

-It's not very pretty.

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-The idea, girls, is to make a profit.

-What is it?

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It's called a lazy Susan. It's mahogany.

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It sat on a dining table. You'd put food, whatever.

0:28:410:28:44

You span it round and it saved you getting up. It's 19th century.

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I paid £70 and I think it's worth around 100.

0:28:490:28:53

-Right.

-I like that.

-It seems OK.

0:28:530:28:56

-Do you want to grab it, Jo?

-Go on.

-Watch it doesn't come apart.

0:28:560:29:02

-I think it's a good thing.

-Yeah.

0:29:020:29:05

I would be bitterly disappointed if it didn't make you £30.

0:29:050:29:09

If you have a real good day, it might make £50 to £80 profit.

0:29:090:29:13

-Do you go to a Chinese restaurant?

-I was just thinking that. They have something similar.

0:29:130:29:20

-Are the Chinese clever or not?

-Yes.

0:29:200:29:23

Anyway, you don't pick now, girls, you pick after the sale of your first three items.

0:29:230:29:30

For the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Phil's lazy Susan, whoever she is.

0:29:300:29:36

-That's nice and shiny, isn't it? In good state.

-It's a good thing.

0:29:380:29:42

I like this. It's a nice quality bit of turning.

0:29:420:29:46

And so functional to put your marmalade, salts and mustard

0:29:460:29:50

-in the middle of a circular table, self-service.

-Yeah. It's quite nice.

0:29:500:29:55

-Bit of fun for dinner parties.

-They always call them lazy Susan.

0:29:550:30:00

A generic term that caught on in history.

0:30:000:30:03

-Anyway, you like it?

-Yes. It's a nice thing.

0:30:030:30:06

-I think 80-120.

-That cunning monkey Serrell found it for 70.

0:30:060:30:11

-He's done well.

-Very well.

-That's it for the reds, now for the blues.

0:30:110:30:15

-Frederick Rhead jug.

-Yeah. Good designer.

0:30:150:30:20

Should normally sell well.

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The only problem is, and you've got to look very close and hard,

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there is extensive restoration round the rim.

0:30:270:30:31

It's been very well done, but that'll put collectors off.

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-It's a good design, good pattern.

-Knocks the value, though.

0:30:350:30:39

-Oh, hugely so. Yeah.

-What's it worth, then?

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-In that condition, we've gone 40 to 80.

-£70 paid.

0:30:420:30:46

-I think they'll be lucky if they get their do-re-mi back.

-Sure.

0:30:460:30:51

Next is a hideous collection in an old trunk. It's clapped out.

0:30:510:30:56

-It's had its day.

-Yes.

0:30:560:30:58

Apparently, this lot was thrown in to sweeten the deal.

0:30:580:31:03

A sweetener or they couldn't make it to the bin? I don't know.

0:31:030:31:08

There's nothing rare or collectable.

0:31:080:31:11

-How much for the group?

-The trunk may be worth £30, or something.

0:31:110:31:17

They paid 30, actually, and got all that stuff with it.

0:31:170:31:22

-The last item is this grey glass perfume bottle.

-Hm.

0:31:220:31:27

Wedgwood. I fancy the great Josiah Wedgwood would turn in his grave

0:31:270:31:32

if he saw the company name attached to that miserable specimen.

0:31:320:31:36

-He'd need some smelling salts to...

-Revive the old boy!

-It's not great.

0:31:360:31:41

It's modern. It's functional, I guess.

0:31:410:31:44

-They only paid a £10 note.

-We've doubled that as an estimate.

0:31:440:31:49

-We put £20 on it.

-Are YOU all right?

0:31:490:31:52

The sun hasn't got at you?

0:31:520:31:54

-We like to be optimistic.

-I like to be optimistic.

0:31:540:31:59

That's why I think they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.

0:31:590:32:03

Ann and Megan, £190 of leftover lolly you gave to Catherine. What did you spend it on?

0:32:030:32:09

-Oh! Nice.

-I was going to go for something feminine.

0:32:110:32:15

I'm afraid I went for something masculine, a snuffbox.

0:32:150:32:20

It's a nice hinged lid and embossed on the lid is a hunting scene,

0:32:200:32:25

which I thought was good for this sort of area.

0:32:250:32:29

The best thing about it is that I didn't blow all the money.

0:32:290:32:33

-I spent £20 on it.

-£20!

0:32:330:32:37

Well done!

0:32:370:32:38

-Do you like it?

-Very much. Any marks?

-A maker's name.

0:32:380:32:42

-A nice maker's name. Good quality. £20.

-Well done, Catherine.

0:32:420:32:47

-We should double our money. I think.

-We like the sound of that.

0:32:470:32:51

-We do.

-Hold on to that thought.

0:32:510:32:54

For the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Catherine's little box.

0:32:540:33:00

Just about big enough for a pinch or two.

0:33:000:33:03

All you need to revive you after a hard day's selling!

0:33:030:33:07

Decorative thing. I don't think it's got a lot of age.

0:33:070:33:11

It's a smart quirky object of collectability.

0:33:110:33:15

Pewter can look like silver when it's polished highly.

0:33:150:33:19

Pewter buyers don't like it over-polished.

0:33:190:33:22

-They like that dark patina to it.

-Yes. What's your estimate, Nick?

0:33:220:33:27

We've gone for a snuff-induced £30 to £50.

0:33:270:33:31

-You're not on anything yourself?

-Not yet, but the day is young.

0:33:310:33:35

£20 paid. I think Catherine might be lucky if she makes a profit.

0:33:350:33:41

-But on the other hand, the team may not take it.

-Who knows?

0:33:410:33:45

We'll find out in a moment. Thanks, Nick.

0:33:450:33:48

-You're not nervy about anything?

-No.

-No.

0:33:550:33:57

-Quite right. Happy everybody?

-Yes.

0:33:570:34:00

First, the Rhead vase. Here it comes.

0:34:000:34:03

Lot 149

0:34:030:34:05

is the Frederick Rhead ewer.

0:34:050:34:09

Nice early one. Good pattern.

0:34:090:34:11

£40 for it? 35...?

0:34:110:34:13

-Come on!

-..30? 25...? >

0:34:130:34:17

-This is not good.

-..Someone start me at £20.

0:34:170:34:20

Thank you. 25 online. Are you bidding, sir? 30 in the doorway.

0:34:200:34:25

35. 35. Bid's online at £35.

0:34:250:34:29

Any advance? 40. All online at the moment. 45...

0:34:290:34:33

-Come on!

-Come on!

0:34:330:34:35

..At £45. 50, still going strong...

0:34:350:34:38

-It's a beautiful pattern.

-It is.

0:34:380:34:42

..Last call at £50. I'm selling if you're finished.

0:34:420:34:45

Blast it. Minus £20. Never mind. Don't cry. It's only the first lot.

0:34:450:34:50

Stiff upper lip. Here comes the trunk.

0:34:500:34:54

Lot 150, the turn-of-the-last-century

0:34:540:34:57

leather-bound canvas trunk with contents.

0:34:570:35:00

What can I say? £30?

0:35:000:35:02

-25? £20? There's a lot of trunk for £20!

-Absolutely!

0:35:020:35:07

£20? A tenner...?

0:35:070:35:09

Oh, for God's sake! This is painful.

0:35:090:35:13

..Thank you. £10. The bid's online. We'll get it to you somehow.

0:35:130:35:17

Online at £10.

0:35:170:35:20

Selling at £10 only.

0:35:200:35:24

-The first lot's minus 20. The second lot's minus 20.

-Oops.

0:35:250:35:29

Minus 40. Here comes your perfume bottle.

0:35:290:35:33

Lot 151

0:35:330:35:35

is the 20th-century Wedgwood tinted glass perfume bottle and stopper.

0:35:350:35:40

£20? Tenner? Nice Wedgwood one. Signed.

0:35:400:35:43

Thank you, sir. Any advance on ten? 15. 20.

0:35:430:35:47

Five. 30...

0:35:470:35:49

-We've got some work to do.

-Come on!

0:35:490:35:51

..One more, madam? Might have your fragrance in it.

0:35:510:35:55

All done at 30? I'm selling.

0:35:550:35:57

You've made 20. In fairness, you have made plus 20.

0:35:570:36:02

Overall, you are, though, minus 20.

0:36:020:36:05

-This snuffbox, are you going to run with it?

-Definitely.

-We have to.

0:36:050:36:10

Decision made. We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes. Cost £20.

0:36:100:36:15

Lot 155.

0:36:150:36:16

The English pewter snuffbox by W & Co of Sharrow.

0:36:160:36:21

A nice hunter and hound embossed...

0:36:210:36:24

-Nice quality.

-..£30 for it? 25? £20?

0:36:240:36:27

-Nice little snuffbox...

-Oh, come on!

0:36:270:36:30

-..Thank you, sir. 20, I'm offered...

-More than that.

0:36:300:36:34

..Five seated. 30. Five, madam? 35.

0:36:340:36:37

40. Still in, madam? Five, seated...

0:36:370:36:40

-We want a bit more. More! Come on.

-..All done? >

0:36:400:36:44

50 bid online. Five, madam?

0:36:440:36:47

Bid's online at 50. All done? I'm selling now.

0:36:470:36:51

-£50. You have made £30 on that.

-Well done, Catherine.

0:36:510:36:56

-Overall, you have plus ten!

-Oh, a tenner!

0:36:560:37:00

Listen, plus ten! To make a plus at all!

0:37:000:37:04

The important thing is, don't say a word to the reds.

0:37:040:37:08

-All right?

-No.

-We'll reveal all in a moment.

0:37:080:37:12

-Well, girls, ready for this?

-Yeah.

0:37:200:37:23

-Any particular item that you're nervous about?

-The purse.

0:37:230:37:27

You found that jointly, Jo. Do you feel cool about it?

0:37:270:37:32

-Not now, no.

-No. You paid £45 for it.

0:37:320:37:35

The auctioneer's estimate is 30 to 50. Should be all right.

0:37:350:37:39

-Shouldn't it, Phil?

-We live in hope.

-It's a sweet little thing! Come on!

0:37:390:37:44

-It's beautiful. We love it.

-I wouldn't worry about that.

0:37:440:37:49

The first lot are your plates.

0:37:490:37:51

Lot 127.

0:37:510:37:53

Three nice juvenalia plates. Nicely decorated.

0:37:530:37:57

For the three, where are we going to start? £30? 25?

0:37:570:38:01

At 20? 15...?

0:38:010:38:04

-Not going well this?

-No.

0:38:040:38:06

-< ..20 bid online.

-20 online.

0:38:060:38:09

- Bid's online at £20. Any advance? - Come on!

0:38:090:38:12

£20 it is.

0:38:120:38:14

That's a crying shame. Minus three. Here's your chimney pots.

0:38:140:38:19

The pair of early 20th-century black painted terracotta chimney pots.

0:38:190:38:24

- Make decorative garden features... - They will.

0:38:240:38:27

-Pink flowers.

-Pink flowers?

-Yes.

0:38:270:38:30

..£50 for them? Two in the lot for £50.

0:38:300:38:33

40? 30?

0:38:330:38:34

-Surely at £30...?

-Not going well, this.

-No.

0:38:340:38:38

..25? £20. We're going the wrong way. Needs to be going up.

0:38:380:38:43

Thank you, sir. 20 offered. On my left at £20.

0:38:430:38:47

-At 20 only...

-These really are for nothing.

0:38:470:38:50

..If you're all done now.

0:38:500:38:52

That's minus 12. That means minus 15 overall.

0:38:520:38:57

Oh, dear. Bad luck.

0:38:570:38:59

The George V imported sterling silver ladies' mesh purse.

0:38:590:39:03

A nice vintage one in silver.

0:39:030:39:06

£30 for this? 25? £20?

0:39:060:39:09

-< Nice lump of silver for £20...

-Dear, oh, dear.

0:39:090:39:13

..Thank you. 20 online. Five anywhere? 25...

0:39:130:39:16

Yes. Come on.

0:39:160:39:18

..30. Five, madam?

0:39:180:39:21

Not going to squeeze one more? 30 online. If you're sure I'm selling.

0:39:210:39:26

That is minus £15. Minus three, minus 12, minus 15.

0:39:260:39:30

-Equals minus 30.

-Right.

-A distressing pattern.

0:39:300:39:34

-Will lazy Susan save the day? Are you going with that?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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-Definitely.

-Definitely?

-Yeah.

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I don't blame you. I think lazy Susan's fab.

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Nice revolving turn top.

0:39:440:39:47

Bit of commission interest. I rather like this. 80 for it? £80?

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I'm in here, then, at 70. With me. 70 holding. Five. 80, I have bid.

0:39:520:39:58

85. 90. £90 bid's with me.

0:39:580:40:01

Going 100? 100 offered. 110, I can take. 120, sir? Thank you.

0:40:010:40:06

-The book's now out...

-Go on! Tell them to go on.

0:40:060:40:10

..130 new bidder on the phone. Still in, sir? A nice lot this. 140.

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Back in the room at £140. All out? All done?

0:40:160:40:19

145? I bet 150 will do it...

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-Go on!

-..Thank you. 150 now.

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Gent in the room standing at 150.

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Are you out on the phone? 160 still going.

0:40:290:40:33

-165 if it helps you, sir...

-Calm down!

0:40:330:40:36

..Last bid? All done at 160? I'm selling.

0:40:360:40:39

BOTH: Yeah!

0:40:390:40:41

Sorry. Not with me.

0:40:410:40:43

£160. That's 30 on that.

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That I make plus 90. Minus the 30.

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Is plus 60.

0:40:500:40:52

How clever is that geezer?

0:40:520:40:55

Oh, dear!

0:40:570:40:58

-Well done, girls. Well done.

-I'm shaking!

0:41:000:41:03

-Don't say I don't line it up for you.

-You bowl 'em. I'll hit 'em.

0:41:030:41:07

I don't know when we've had such an exciting programme. It's super.

0:41:160:41:21

Both teams taking home profits, both teams having their bacon saved

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by the expertise of their experts by bonus buys making decent profits.

0:41:250:41:31

Well done, all round.

0:41:310:41:33

Sadly, the runners-up today are the blues.

0:41:330:41:37

-Oh!

-But I'm nevertheless going to give you a £10 note.

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-£10 to go home with.

-Thank you.

0:41:420:41:44

The reds are going home with folding money.

0:41:440:41:47

-£60.

-Thank you.

-Good stuff!

0:41:470:41:50

They were £30 down the drain and then Philip Serrell came forward with his lazy Susan

0:41:500:41:57

and made them £90 of profit, which means they finish with 60.

0:41:570:42:01

Which is just phenomenal. Congratulations, Phil.

0:42:010:42:05

I fancy that these girls are really, really grateful to you for that.

0:42:050:42:10

Little bit of personal business to share with you.

0:42:100:42:14

We got a special day happening today and that is, Jo...?

0:42:140:42:18

-Birthday.

-It's your birthday. By an amazing coincidence...

0:42:180:42:22

-It's my birthday.

-It's your birthday, too, Ann.

0:42:220:42:26

So we're going to present you with a slice of birthday cake.

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But there is another peculiar sharing process happening today.

0:42:320:42:38

-When is your birthday, my darling?

-5th October.

0:42:380:42:42

-No?!

-When is your birthday, darling?

-5th October.

0:42:420:42:45

What a coincidence of filming Bargain Hunt on the same day as two having a birthday,

0:42:450:42:51

and their oppos having the same birthday later!

0:42:510:42:54

-I think that's phenomenal.

-Yes.

0:42:540:42:58

Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

0:42:580:43:01

Yes!

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Philip Serrell and his red team of girls find themselves up against Catherine Southon and two farmers' daughters. And Tim Wonnacott makes a mid-episode escape to Bantock House Museum to see some gorgeous enamels.