Antiques challenge. Anything could happen when two married couples are let loose in North Wales for a spot of bargain shopping. Presented by Tim Wonnacott.
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Croeso y Cymru!
Welcome to Wales.
And more particularly, let's go Bargain Hunting!
We're in the Mona Show Ground in Anglesey, North Wales.
Today we've got two married couples taking part in the programme.
But will it simply finish up as happy families,
or will things get a little bit sticky?
Let's take a quick peek.
Red team Myra and David have expensive tastes.
Blue team, Jodie and Chris, have no taste!
What about something like this?
-No, I don't think so. Put it back.
David, do you like this?
-You'd buy it yourself, wouldn't you?
As always, there are the ups and downs at the auction.
£42 is still a profit.
So, if that combo has you hooked, let's meet the couples.
Will you make a good team, you two?
We've been at it long enough, haven't we?
-How many years?
-That's a good innings!
-I still don't know him very well!
-What have you been doing, then?
-We have little secrets.
Ooh! Well, don't give any away, David.
It says here you've been doing a lot together since you retired.
-What were you doing before you retired?
-Too busy to do anything else.
-Too busy, yes.
-What do you get up to now you're retired?
-We do a lot with the U3A.
Is that some sort of UFO?
-No, it's the University of the Third Age.
What's all that about?
Your first age is when you're at school and you're learning.
-The second age is when you're at work, learning.
-And the third age is when you're retired, and you learn a lot more.
Before you start dribbling at the end!
That's all we've got to look forward to. You start dribbling and you finish up dribbling.
-The University of the Third Age, you're embroidering your mind?
-What do you know about antiques?
-Not a lot. I'll put my trust in Myra and our expert.
Quite right, too. Yes. You'll meet him in a minute.
Well, very good luck. I think you'll make a great team.
Now, the blues. Jodie, you first met Chris when he put his foot in it?
He did. He came as a labourer to my mum and dad's loft conversion.
They were having a bedroom built.
I didn't see him for weeks, then his foot went through the ceiling!
-Into your bedroom?
-It was the living room.
-No, it was the plumber that put it into my bedroom!
-Oh, the plumber did that?
-They wanted a hole in each ceiling!
-Cos they wanted to spy through!
-They're not stupid, these builders!
-Well, it worked.
-So you got down to chatting.
I really liked him. I found out later he really liked me.
-We've been married nearly eight years. Not quite as long as the other couple!
-They're inspirational, they are!
-But we'll get there!
-Are you happy with your team colour?
-I'm a big Manchester City supporter.
So I needed to wear blue. Plus my father would disown me if I wore red.
-So we're in the right colours.
-We're not. Sorry.
-I don't agree. I'm a Manchester United supporter!
-I was really upset to find out I was wearing blue!
Will you lash these reds, beat them today?
-Yeah, I think so. Come on!
Typical Man U supporter - very competitive!
OK. Now, the money moment. £300 apiece. Here you go. £300.
You know the rules. Your experts await. Off you go!
And very, very good luck.
I thought I'd got rid of that tic!
Anyway, leaving no stone unturned are our experts.
For the reds it's James Lewis.
And for the blues, it's David Barby.
Shall we head right down to the bottom?
-Start at the end of the fair and work our way back.
-I hope not many people are there yet.
OK. Right. Do you want to go along here?
So, they're off.
-No excuse not to find something.
-Something to catch your eye.
-What are you up to?
-Caught Tim combing his hair!
We've just come in from outside and it's blowing a gale and peeing down.
I'm just readjusting my toupee.
See? It is real!
What are you guys up to?
-We've just started.
-There we have a rather...
-Hold on a minute! What's all this?
-That be a crack, that be.
-And a hole.
-And he's lost a hand.
-OK, you don't like him, do you?
-Yes, I do.
-He's Shakespeare, isn't he?
-A one-handed Shakespeare.
It could be Captain Hook.
I'm not sure that Shakespeare wrote Pirates of the Caribbean, did he?
-Was it Johnny Depp?
-Yes, something to do with Johnny Depp.
I think he wrote that one.
This literary stuff is all a bit heavy.
-Johnny Depp, Shakespeare...
-What's special about that?
-I mean, why...
Well, I just thought - where are you guys from?
-I knew that.
-Where's this from?
-Where am I from?
Wa-hey! A hat-trick of Derbyshire here.
-This is a Derby patch mark figure.
These blobs here. Pads of clay were stuck to the base of the figure
to stop the glaze sticking to the kiln.
That is as good as it saying, "I was made in Derby."
-This is 1775. Patch mark. Would have been a pair.
Yes, it's damaged, but let's see how much it is.
Excuse me. How much is the figure, please?
-I think that's worth 60 to £80.
For to die...
and go we know not where!
To lie in cold obstruction and to rot.
This is too terrible.
To be or not to be?
See, she's getting in the mood!
I'm off now, anyway.
Literary scholars, you.
-What do you think?
-I think we go for it.
-Take 28 quid for it?
-That was a good off.
Not a "bard" price!
-Where did you get him?
-Dare I tell you?
-A boot fair.
-I told you he went out.
-What did you pay for him?
-If we can... He's made five times his money. If we can do the same, we're laughing. Well done.
Wishful thinking, methinks!
-What about something like this?
-What is it?
-It's a bit vin ordinaire. I think it's a watch!
-Yeah, no I don't... Put it back.
What are they?
They are agricultural tools.
You'd wear it on one hand, gather in the corn like this,
in the other hand a sickle.
Chop it off. That's to stop you chopping your fingers off!
I like those.
They're not worth anything, though.
-A bit of fun.
-I used to have a farm museum,
-so things like that...
-How much are they?
-I've got 30 each on them.
-Ooh! What's that worth to you?
-Not that much.
-What is it worth to you?
-30 quid the three?
-That's a no.
-But they're certainly interesting. Thank you.
-Thank you, James.
Funny looking things, eh?
Chris, do you... Chris!
-Sorry. Miles away.
-Do you usually escape when your wife's going to buy something?
-I'm terrified, usually.
-How much is that?
-You'd buy it yourself, wouldn't you?
No? Why not?
This is too big for me. But it doesn't mean other people wouldn't like it.
-Just me personally it's too big.
-From a distance it looks good.
That's got a bit of history to it. It's got some age.
It's a pewter-mounted...
It's like a powder flask. A powder flask would have a clip at the top.
What would you do with that, really?
It's just an ornamental piece.
There are nutters like me who collect snuff horns and snuff boxes.
It is a collector's item.
-Well, we know where it is.
-We know where it is.
There's another one here, slightly different.
A brass one. It's got a...
..drinker, leaning up against his barrels of beer.
-I like my snuff boxes.
I always go towards what I like, which is a fatal mistake.
As I said to you guys, it's irrelevant what you like.
-But everybody does the same, gravitate to what they like.
Yes. It's named as well, which is fun. See the way the J is done like an I?
That's a classic 18th-century way of writing.
That really dates it for you. It might as well be dated.
£68. What would be the best on that?
-It would be 60.
-I can't say I'm...
-We know it's there.
-It's a nice size.
-A nice size. 55 for cash and I'm trying hard!
-60, it is.
-You know this game is about making profit.
-I know, exactly!
That's our problem, too. That's what we're trying to do!
I'll go another three quid. 58 quid.
-I'm trying really hard to do a deal with you.
Yes? Do you want it?
-Yes, let's go for it.
-Shall we go?
Thank you. £58.
That is a nice lot.
Well, they've sniffed out two pieces, unlike the blues
who've got nothing!
This is quite an old piece.
-What would it be for?
-That is solid silver.
Wow. Just needs a bit of a clean.
It does. Now, when you put powder on your hair...
Oh! Or dandruff!
That is nice. I like that. It's unusual. What do you think?
Yes. Very nice. Date?
Date-wise, last part of the 19th-century, just into the 20th.
-It would clean up beautifully.
-Do you want to ask the price on that?
-How much is this?
-Is that the very best you can do?
-Can you go down a little bit?
-18. What about 15?
17, between those.
-17. 17? 17 is quite good, isn't it?
-That's even better.
-I'd be happy with that for £17.
I think it's lovely. I've never seen anything like this before.
-I like it.
We'll have that, then, please.
Can we have it gift-wrapped, please?
Swept away! At last!
-You've done well with that, Jodie.
-I'm really pleased with it.
-It's a feminine thing.
Now we have to look for something butch!
James, what about this? It's rather nice.
Or don't you think?
-Oh, I didn't see that! I didn't see the price!
-We'll have it for 39!
-I thought it was!
-That's quite nice, actually.
-It is nice.
This design here is very much in that Art Nouveau style.
-This is really pretty.
-You like that?
And I could use that for so many things. It's not just for tobacco.
-It definitely wouldn't be.
-Take the top off.
-They're lined, are they?
-It's got a lining inside.
-What would it be?
-That would be for tobacco.
-It could be for coins.
Coins. Would you put coins in there?
Personally, I would, but not for long! Just as a little kitty.
Where was it made? Is it European?
I think it's European. More French than anything else.
Nice quality. It's been lacquered at one stage.
But what I like is this repeated design here.
-It's Art Nouveau. I think it's quite nice. I like that piece.
It stands out. Could I feel the weight of it? Would that be OK?
Would there be a profit in that, David?
I think this is Art Nouveau, but we're not buying at the big end of the market.
-We're buying at the itsy-bitsy end of the market.
You got one piece at £17.
This you might get for about, dare I say, 28.
-So if you got it at that sort of figure...
-You stand a chance of making a profit.
-That leaves nearly a hundred and...
-For something else.
-I think we should go for it.
-Chris, ask the lady the price.
Excuse me. We're interested in taking this.
Would you take £20 for it?
No. I can do 25.
-25. Would you meet me at 23?
-25 is rock bottom.
-25 rock bottom. We'll take that.
-25. Is that OK, David?
-I have spoken.
He's our expert!
He'll get over it!
Meanwhile, check this out.
Quite often, the back of a picture can tell you an awful lot more than the front.
If you look at the grain of the timber, it's incredibly close-grained.
Also, there aren't any knots in it.
And at the top right hand corner,
we've got a paper label.
This is the retailer's label, and it says, "Luzern".
Where's Luzern? In it's Switzerland.
And if we look at the image itself on the other side,
you have the quintessentially Swiss-based legend,
because this character is no other personage than William Tell.
This image, though, is not only interesting because of that.
It's also interesting because of the way in which it was made.
If you look at a picture, you normally expect it to be painted.
This, however, has been "burned".
That's why the selection of the timber, with no knots in it and no splits, is so important.
Look at the fine lines that go to make up William Tell's jerkin.
Each of those fine lines is done with a red-hot needle.
The detail is truly extraordinary.
This charming, almost Botticelli-like head of a child
hanging on to his dad's hand.
This technique is called pyrography
and it was incredibly popular in the 19th century particularly
and this is just an exquisite and very rare example of this art form.
This thing is available on a stand around the corner for £40.
Is that cheap? Well, only William can tell!
Right. Picking up where we left off, each team needs one more bargain.
Let's go down here. We haven't explored this.
-There's so much to see.
-A vast amount. Vast, vast amount.
It's what we were talking about earlier.
That wouldn't be for snuff! Would it?
Sometimes you get them for powder.
-That's where you would fill the gun?
If you had a Brown Bess musket, 19th century,
that's the sort of thing you'd fill it up with.
They're not easy things to sell, I have to say.
Who'd buy that, really?
A one-horned cow?
Could you do an amazing deal on that if I can persuade these guys to go for it?
Er, I could do 75.
-I think we're going to be a bit tight on that.
-I could come down to 70.
-70 is it.
The lady's obviously had to pay quite a lot for it.
You'd want it for about 55 for us to get a chance
and she's come down to 70.
I don't think she will.
I think we'll end up saying no.
It's a nice object, but...
-I'll ask. I'll go and find her.
I think it's a nice piece.
Is there anything else on this stall you want to look at?
-Um, I quite like that silver rack there.
-Chris, can you go and get it?
Yeah, that one there.
Let's have a look at that, Chris.
What's it described as?
I can't see. Can you see that?
"Silver plate oak letter rack. £78."
Well, it's not for toast.
If it's a letter rack, it's quite interesting. It's not for toast.
-Talk about it.
-Would it make toast of us, David, if...
-That was bad.
-Terrible, wasn't it?
Ah, cheesy puns.
I Camembert it!
-What did she come down to?
You know, I mean you've got to reach 60 before you go into profit.
I don't think we will, personally.
How much longer have we got?
-Plenty of time.
-We've got plenty of time.
Just look at the colour of that.
It's almost like bronze. Put your hand on it and rub it.
-Been used a lot.
-Look at that.
-That's English oak.
-It's so impressive that that thread is still there.
It has history.
You can imagine somebody wearing a tricorn hat
-out hunting in the Scottish Highlands.
-How old's that then?
It's around 1780 to 1820. We're talking about something that's 200 years old
that's gone through since the reign of George III.
Seen Queen Victoria born and died.
Seen two world wars.
Nelson hadn't yet won.
Trafalgar hadn't happened.
We hadn't had the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.
But this little powder horn saw all of that happen.
And it's still here in good order.
Oh, it makes you proud to be British!
It has a great colour. Yes, it's cow horn admittedly,
but it's a countryman's thing.
Anyway, back to the 21st century.
Let me ask if she'll take the 55. Let me ask her.
She might say no, then it answers the question for you.
-What do you think?
-I quite like it.
She's phoning home.
-To make sure she doesn't get into trouble.
She doesn't know what he paid for it.
He may well have paid 30 quid.
If he's paid 30 quid there's a profit in it and they're happy.
Who would have made that? Did he make it himself?
It could well be a farmer, if a cow's died.
We've got it at 55.
-Are we going to go for it?
-Yes, I think so.
Do you know, it's against all the rules, but if you don't buy this, I'll buy it for me.
-Because I love it. I absolutely love it.
-I think we'll buy it.
-That's against all the rules.
-Tell you what, we will buy it and sell it to you!
-No, that IS against the rules!
-At a profit!
-I can't do that!
No, you are not! We run a tight ship here on Bargain Hunt.
-We've finished, haven't we?
-35 minutes. How about that?
Speedy Gonzales! You haven't peaked early, have you?
-Haven't overdone it?
-No, I don't think so.
-How much did you spend overall?
-I've got the money.
159 change. 159.
That's a bit of a mess, isn't it? I won't bother counting it.
-There we go. 159. We'll have to trust them.
-Lovely. Thank you.
-That's a decent amount, isn't it?
-What are you going to do with it?
-Try to find something really early.
I need some inspiration from above.
-From the Almighty, do you think?
-Could be directly from the Almighty.
I feel something spooky happening here. Good luck with it.
'Nothing spooky about the blues, and they've still got one to buy.'
-We haven't done along here.
-Yeah, we'll do here.
-There's loads of costume jewellery over there.
-Yep, let's go.
-Take a look.
-Here's to a winning.
-Absolutely. Here's to you.
David, do you like this?
We need to pass on, don't we?
I don't know why you convinced me to buy that horn! Ridiculous!
-It's two-thirds of the budget.
-We need to shop around a bit more.
Wonder where the blues are?
It's French with import marks on it.
-It's come down to 150.
That's our "wow" item, isn't it?
-Can I have a...
-Is it a "wow" item?
-I like it.
-It's expensive to pay for a silver box.
-But it's got a lovely style of decoration on it.
We've got to make a decision. We've only minutes left.
Otherwise we'll rush round the fair and you'll buy the wrong object.
-At 150, I think it's reasonable.
-I think we need to get probably just a little bit less off.
-Five or ten pounds, maybe.
-Yeah, just by...
-It is nice, isn't it?
-It's very pretty.
-Shall we go for it, then?
This is a desperate buy.
-A desperate buy.
-We've looked at so much.
And this is the end of the day and I think it's your last chance.
It could make us or break us
-but I like it.
-145. Happy at that?
-Oh, thank you!
-Give him a kiss!
So they've all chosen their bargains.
Let's recap on what the reds bought. Morning!
Myra and David acted on instinct with the £28 bard.
A brass tobacco box was next, for 58.
And in a wave of patriotic fervour,
the horn powder flask came in at 55 smackers.
James has his leftover lolly.
So let's recap what the blue team bought.
-I'd be happy with that for £17.
-I think it's lovely.
Jodie and Chris hope to hoover a profit
with the dusting brush.
A £25 brass cylindrical box came next.
And finally, they went for gold - well, silver, actually -
paying £145 for a French box.
Desperation at the very end of the shopping.
Lovely to see a bonded-up team
at the end of the day.
-Our mate, David.
-Did you find a decent, more expensive third item?
-In our last few minutes.
-OK. Fine. What was it, again?
-It's like a small silver box, French, I believe.
With an import mark. Rather pretty. Quite nice.
-How much did it cost you?
How much did you spend overall?
-Check, check, check. That's OK. 187.
So I would like £117 of leftover lolly, please.
-Oh, my, she has got financial experience!
113. Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-Big responsibility coming up.
-Please buy well.
They don't have to take what you buy. But generally, this man is very sharp.
Gosh, what a reputation to have!
Not just sharp, but lovely too.
-I know what you mean.
-What you call lovely and sharp!
While the experts shop,
I'm off to Plas Newydd,
home to the Marquess of Anglesey
and a sculpture crafted by master silversmith, Paul Storr.
The first thing that strikes you about this piece
are these muscular, powerful, leaping horses.
These beasts are intersposed by winged figures of victory,
because this is the Martial Trophy.
This whole military theme continues
in the stem of this column.
What we have here are basically things
that relate to ancient Roman or Greek battles.
Here we've got a beautifully formed legionnaire's breast-plate,
shield, scale armour, hatchets, banners, pikes and trophies,
all of which have been applied and cast to this Roman-form column
to form a military trophy.
So why is this piece here at Plas Newydd?
It's here because at the time, the owner was a Lord Paget.
Lord Paget commanded the British cavalry in the Peninsular War.
The Peninsular War which dragged Napoleon and 200,000 of his troops
into Spain to try and push the British out.
They were nearly successful,
were it not for Lord Paget's heroism in the use of his cavalry.
As a result, within the body of this presentation piece
we have panels that relate directly to the campaign.
Paul Storr has cast in silver here
in relief, the British cavalry driving into the French
and tumbling them, defeated, down this rocky outcrop.
Just look at all those horses, tumbling to their death.
As a result of Paget's heroism and success,
the nation was duly grateful.
Indeed, on his return after Corunna,
the Prince of Wales presented this silver gilt trophy
and that is recorded here in the inscription on the base
Isn't that a great story?
Of course the big question today is,
are our teams going to display similar heroics over at the auction?
Before we hear from auctioneer Robert Stones,
let's see if James Lewis did the business
and found a divine bonus buy or not.
£159 of leftover lolly you had, Myra and David. James, reveal all.
This, I think, is the best thing I have ever found.
I'm really excited about this one.
I think that is a fantastic object. £120 paid.
It has a hallmark there.
It's probably German. But it's 1680, 1700 in date
and fantastically rare.
I absolutely love it.
I think that is one of the best things I've ever found on Bargain Hunt.
-Yeah. I know you'll be asked later whether you want to take it or not.
I can't say anything more than if you don't, you'll be mad!
Because this is brilliant.
It looks gorgeous.
Well you don't get much of a recommendation out of the experts
coming to promote their bonus buys or any stronger recommendation than that.
For you to find this, frankly, James, out of a box for £120 on the island of Anglesey
is one of those barn-type discoveries that people dream about.
-It's just what might we get today in a moment in the auction.
I can see Myra's face puckering up with excitement.
-Retail therapy, this!
-It's all down to James.
If you hadn't spotted it at that moment, we wouldn't have this excitement now.
Thank you for that. And for viewers at home,
let's now find out what the auctioneer thinks about the crucifix.
There we are. May peace be with you.
Bless you, Tim.
We have a Corpus Christi here.
We are really quite enthusiastic about this, I have to tell you.
This could so easily have been passed over by somebody thinking it was more recent.
We think it's actually continental, 17th or 18th century.
Unfortunately there's a mark just here.
We are struggling to identify it. But for all of that, we're not a million miles away
on what we perceive it to be.
How exciting. It's James Lewis's bonus buy.
We don't know whether the team's going to go with it or not.
Nor will they know your estimate.
-What is your estimate?
we are putting 300 to 500 on it.
Really? £120 he paid.
So that would be really exciting.
Clever old James to find it.
-In a field on Anglesey.
-He chanced his arm, really.
-See how we get on with it.
We kick on with their Derby figure. Do you like this?
A great figure. The biggest problem with it is its condition.
The hand of the figure is missing.
They inevitably get damaged quite often. This is not surprising,
a figure of this age missing the hand there. Shame, really.
-What do you think it's worth?
-We're saying 100 to 150.
-£28 was paid. James Lewis found it.
-He fell in love with it.
Next is the Dutch brass tobacco box.
Do you rate that?
I personally love this sort of metalwork.
It's a wonderful thing that was carried in somebody's pocket.
I look at the social history and feel it's charming from that point of view.
Artistically maybe not great,
but as a piece of social history I think it's super. I like it.
-On that one we're saying 40 to 60.
-£58 they paid.
Lastly, we've got this really superb powder horn.
Actually, when you think about it, they fitted perfectly.
They were often worn across people's shoulders on a strap.
They fitted across somebody's hip very well, full of powder.
-An interesting thing.
-What do you think it's worth?
-30 to 50.
-OK. £55 paid.
-But that could take off.
If you've got one or two specialists about.
So that's it for the reds. Now for the blues.
What about this dusting brush?
When I first saw it, I thought it was a crumb brush for getting crumbs off a dining table.
But I think it's more likely to be off a dressing table.
Part of a dressing table set, perhaps. A nice little thing.
-What's it worth?
-We put 40 to 60 on it.
-Seems pretty good for a silver-topped object.
-Next is this brass cylindrical pot.
Not quite sure for what. Cigarettes?
Could be cigarettes.
-Not sure about that.
But either way, it's got reasonable decoration on it.
But not fashionable. Do people want this sort of thing?
-20 to 40.
£25 paid, so that's good.
We're all in the frame with all of this. Now,
the last item is described as a comfit box,
which for me is a little sweetie box.
I don't know about putting sweets in that.
It's a little hinged box with garden scenes on it.
Just a nice little collector's box. Not a lot more we can say, to be honest, Tim.
How much do you think it's worth?
-40 to 60.
-Is that all?
-There's a big dark hole opening up underneath that!
-It's a bit of a problem.
-Yep. There's no comfort in there!
-Not at all!
Anyway, let's have a look at the bonus buy.
Jodie and Chris, you gave David Barby £113.
Nay, you entrusted him with £113.
Blessed with that confidence and trust, how did he invest?
I don't know if I want to unveil it after those comments! Here we are.
A piece of Welsh vernacular furniture.
This is a child's cradle.
Date-wise probably towards the end of the 19th century.
I like it because it has this shaped hood here.
It's in its original state
with a painted interior.
You might say, "You can't put a child in this now",
-but you could use it as a jardiniere.
-What do you think?
-It all depends on how much.
-Look, and it works! It works!
-What did you pay?
-The question is, has David gone off his rocker?
-I paid £70 for it.
Which is not a meal out for two, is it?
-No. It's a meal out for four!
-How much do you think...
-Is there a profit in it?
-I'd like to see it do 100.
Just hold those thoughts. We're going to find out now
what the auctioneer thinks about David's cradle.
So, Robert. How do you rate this?
I have to tell you this is not the most commercial thing in the world.
But I think it is extremely interesting
because we're looking here at a country made piece of furniture.
At the end of the day, it's furniture.
The thing I particularly like about this are what I would describe as the social marks.
That's to say if you look inside the crib,
you can see where the baby has been.
The side of the crib here is worn where the baby's been moving about.
And somewhat charmingly, if you look at the side of the cradle here,
you can see where the mother has been rocking the cradle.
So I think those social marks are really rather nice.
I'm feeling a lot better about it now you've explained all that!
-Babies going in and out of here. I could burst into tears!
-But whether it'll make any more money is another matter.
After all that, what's your estimate?
Not a very commercial thing, but we're thinking 50 to £100.
£70 paid by David Barby.
-We'll find out in a moment. Thanks, Robert.
-Any particular piece that you're worried about?
-The silver box.
-£145 paid for that.
First up is the dusting brush. Here it comes.
That's the lot before you. £30 to start it off? A super thing.
At £30? 30 I'm bid straightaway.
£30. At 30.
£30. 32? It's at 32.
-35 now. 35.
-They like it.
-At 40 now?
At £38. A bid at £38.
It will be sold at £38. All done?
-£38 is plus 21. Plus 21, girl.
Lot number 205, the brass box.
£15 to start it off.
This is cheap. 15 there. 15.
18 now, do I hear? 18.
20? 22 on the phone.
-25 now? 25?
At £22 being sold here. £22.
All done? 25.
28. 30 now. 30 bid.
38? 38 is here.
-38 and then it's sold.
-One more go.
£38. On the telephone at £38.
£38, David. Nothing the matter with that. Plus 13.
I make it plus, plus. What we really need is a profit on this box.
Lovely little box, ladies and gentlemen.
Continental marks on it. How much may we say?
£30 to start it off, surely. At £30.
£30 anywhere? £30 bid there straightaway. £30 I have.
30. 35. 40 now. 40 bid.
45. 50 now? 50 bid.
55. 60. 65.
70. A bid at 70. 75 now on the internet.
85. 90? 85 on the internet. £85.
On the internet at £85. Will be sold.
At £85 now. Last chance.
-£85 is minus 60.
-Could have been worse!
Minus 60, I'm sorry to say.
Minus 60 and 34 is £26.
-You're minus £26.
-That's not much.
-What will you do about the cradle?
-We're going for it.
-We said we would do.
-I think you bought something good.
-Yeah. £70 invested. You're going on with it?
We're going with the bonus buy. Good luck. Here it comes.
Very interesting thing. What may we say for it?
-50 I'm bid straightaway. £50 bid.
-Can I put my hand up?
55. 60, now. £60 on the telephone.
65? 65. 70, now?
-70 on the phone. £70. 75.
80, now. 80 bid.
85? Don't shake your head. It's a nice thing. You'll regret it when you get home! At £80.
-£80 on the telephone.
At £80 and going to be sold. £80. Last chance.
-£80. Well done.
-It made a profit.
It did. Plus ten. Absolutely super. So overall you're minus 16.
Don't tell the reds a thing!
We'll reveal all in just a moment.
This is really exciting, isn't it?
We're on the edge. We've got some great predictions for your lots.
Which is really exciting.
First up is Shakespeare.
That's the lot for you, ladies and gentlemen.
How much for this? 30 bid straightaway.
We're in profit already!
38. 40. 42.
45? 42 your bid. Here to be sold.
At £42. Bid's there at £42.
-£42 is still a profit. Plus 14.
Lot 183 is the late 18th-century brass tobacco box.
What may we say for it?
£30 to start it off. 30 I'm bid. 30 bid.
32? Are you going to let me sell it for this?
At £30 only. £30 only. All finished and done?
Yes? 35. 38.
38. 40 now?
At 40, then.
-Thank goodness for that.
-There we go.
Minus 18. So overall you are minus four.
-The horn's up now.
Here comes this lovely horn. This is beautiful.
What's it worth? Give me a starter. £20 to start?
20 anywhere now? 20, do I hear? £20 now?
-At 20. 20 bid.
£20. 22 now, do I hear?
At £20, the bid's there. £20. 22 now, do I hear?
Oh, come on!
28? 28. 30, now?
30 bid. 32? At £30 with you, John. At £30 only it's going to be sold.
-Oh, come on!
£30. That's wicked.
That is just the most ridiculous price for that!
Overall it's 29. What about the bonus buy?
-Are you going with the crucifix or stick?
-I think so. I like that.
-No question we're going with it.
-Going with it.
-At this rate, it'll make £2.50!
One of the more interesting lots in today's sale.
A German crucifix. How much may we say for it? £100 anywhere?
£100 I have. £100 bid. At £100.
A timid £100 bid.
-At £100. 110 I need.
130. 140. 150 now, do I hear?
150 on the internet at 150.
160. 170 now, do I hear? At 170.
180. 190 now? 190 on the internet.
200 now do I hear anywhere else? You're out?
To be sold at £190. It's being sold at 190.
Well done, James. A profit of £70
which means you are £41 up.
At least we're in profit!
-You did very well.
-We're in profit, that's the main thing.
That may well be a winning score. Just don't say a thing to the blues.
Not a peep.
-Have you been chatting to one another?
-Do you want to be chatting to one another?
You really want to know what's happened today, don't you?
Have you had a premonition, David, cos I have to reveal
that the runners-up today are the blues.
The blues are runners-up
because they managed to lose £16.
But the victors are going to take home £41 of money.
There's your £40. And one pound here.
Excellent. Had a good time?
-We have, too. So join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting! Yes?
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Matrimonial harmony, or divorce? Anything could happen when two married couples are let loose in North Wales for a spot of bargain shopping! Guiding, not counselling, are experts James Lewis and David Barby. Presented by Tim Wonnacott.