The antiques challenge takes place at the Mona Showground on Anglesey, where an engaged couple take on a pair of divorcees, with experts Mark Stacey and Jeremy Lamond.
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Today, we're at The Mona Fairground in Anglesey.
It's amazing what you can find in these places.
Are you intrigued? Well, here's a taste of what's coming up.
There's trouble in the Red camp.
-55?! But I thought we were saying 50.
There's love in the Blue camp.
-How about £60 and a kiss from my missus?
"Aye, aye." And how will it all end?
BOTH: Come on...
I love it. Plus 15.
So today, for the Reds, we've got Val and Jens
and Nicola and Matt, an engaged couple, for the Blues.
Lovely to see you. Now, Val, how long have you known Jens for?
Some would say far too long, but I think it's 14 years.
But the truth of the matter is that you were once married to one another.
We were. Yes, indeed.
-And what happened?
-We got divorced.
-It happens, doesn't it?
-But you've remained great friends.
-We have indeed.
Which I think is incredibly civilized. You want to come on Bargain Hunt
-and show the world what it's all about.
-He's an incredibly good dad.
-Isn't that lovely?
-Have you got any mementos of your marriage about your person?
-I just happen to have one.
Ah... The prized photo album.
Oh my gosh... What is going on here?
We got married in aid of the Breast Cancer Charity for the Countess of Chester Hospital
-and raised £950.
-By doing a...?
-A cross-dressed wedding.
Jens was the bride and I was the groom.
I can see there's something peculiar going on here. That's funny.
In fact, the whole of the wedding company arrived and gathered as a cross-dressed unit.
That was on the invitation. Yes, definitely.
They are fantastic photographs, aren't they?
-It was a good wedding.
-I bet it was a good wedding.
Now, Jens, you started a horse racing syndicate.
That's correct. Beginning of this year.
We've presently got six horses and syndicate them out...
So I buy a leg from you in one of these...
You can buy a leg or two legs, Tim. If I was you, I'd buy the head.
-That's always in front.
-So typically, how much would it cost me, say, to buy a leg?
-That's really, we're doing it to four.
-A leg in a half-decent horse would cost you probably £6,000.
Would it really? Well, I'll tell you, we've got an extraordinary team here
that's going to focus on finding bargains today. This is going to be brilliant. Good luck on the show.
Now, for the Blues. You're just about to set out on your voyage of discovery together.
-You're recently engaged, is that right?
-Matt, you're here today because of your daughter.
-I'm here as a stand-in, really.
Came downstairs one morning and she's there on my laptop.
-Got the BBC website, she's managed to find the Bargain Hunt application form.
She's filling it in with one-word answers. She's a bit of an antiques buff. She's nine.
She was a bit gutted to find out she had to been 18.
-Hence why I'm standing in with her mum Nic.
-So Nic, you have a love of painting.
-I do, yes.
-Where does that come from?
-It came from...well, originally from my father, who is a sculptor.
I went to Birmingham University and trained as an illustrator, so it stemmed from there.
-What are your tactics between you?
We like little silver objects. It's down to what Nic likes.
-It's what catches our eye, really.
-We'll stand by.
Anyway, now the money moment. Here comes your £300. There's your £300.
You know the rules, your experts await, and off you go and very, very, very good luck.
Well, what unusual and charming teams.
And those teams need an expert.
Mark Stacey has chosen the Reds.
Jeremy Lamond has picked the Blues.
-Right, better get quacking!
-How excited are you?
-Ready to go?
-Have you got an eye for a bargain?
-I hope so.
-Do you like rummaging?
We're going to win, aren't we? Come on, let's nip over to this stall.
-He's gone straight for the glass. Does he like glass?
-He likes it when it's full.
Don't we all? I think that's certainly empty at the moment.
Now, that is a good object.
It's Minton Secessionist ware. It's about 1905.
-This is called tube lining. It's a very high Art Nouveau style.
And it's quite popular at auction. Just depends on the price, really.
It's got £180 on it.
-That's too much.
-Yeah, way too much.
-You'd want it for about half of that. But it's a nice thing.
-It is pretty.
-What's that? What does that say on the bottom?
This is an up-and-coming market.
This is West German. It's probably by a firm called Scheurich and it's made in the 1960s or '70s.
And the better ones, because of this mottled effect here, they're known as "fat lava".
And although it's not at the top of the market, it's the sort of thing that's a good investment now.
£25 is probably all the money, really. We could think about that.
If we could get it really, really cheap.
You're expert haggler. Maybe you might have to do it.
Decisions, decisions. I do hope it's not going to be one of those days.
Now, these are quite interesting. They look like egg cups, don't they?
-They look like them, but they're not, are they?
-Have a little look. I don't know.
They might be little shot glasses. They're silver. They've got 925 on the bottom.
They're continental silver. It's some sort of yachting thing, isn't it? Motor yacht.
-And look, there's a little...
-Is it German?
-It is German.
-That's on the sea, isn't it?
And you've got the winners on here, look. 1937's on mine. What's on yours?
-So this one must be... '35 again. There were two winners in 1935.
-But aren't they fun?
-Yes, very nice.
Anything to do with yachting and oceanography and things like that is quite collectible.
They're quite heavyweight as well.
Is there much yachting going on in the middle of Cheshire?
Well, I think the internet has a lot of yachting, or is that surfing?
-I think it's surfing.
-Surfing. I think you're right.
So we might get a few surfers coming on board.
-The magic question...
-How much would they be?
As a first purchase, I think that's a bit too much on the first one.
-Can we come back and think about it?
-We haven't even negotiated yet.
-I thought you said you liked bartering.
-I'm telling you it's too much so that they can hear.
-I'll tell you what...
-I heard 60 behind there.
-I must admit...
-I'll tell you what, I'll halve it. I'll go 70 with you.
-70, and shake my hand. No.
-Don't shake yet. Don't shake yet.
-I'm just thinking.
-What is your very, very lowest?
-You can't go 65?
-65 would sway me.
-Go on then, 65.
-Now he's dropped another fiver.
-No, that's it now.
-I like them, actually. I like them.
-Go on, then.
-Do you think we'll sail into profit on that?
-I hope they sell better than your jokes go down anyway.
-Thanks for that.
I second that, Val. But at least you bought your first item.
Plenty of time and plenty of cash.
This is a continental lion. He's 20th century. £35.
But I don't think it's a major factory.
So you're paying a lot of money for something that's going to be LYIN' around.
-So you don't think he's got a chance?
-I don't think so, no. There's no bite in him, really.
'Oh... What is it with you experts today?'
'Come here a moment! What I found is no joke.'
What we've got here is an exquisitely cast bronze model of a snail.
But what's extraordinary about this is that on the top of the shell
is perched the most exquisitely carved ivory figure of a little child.
Just look at the quality of this carving.
Just look at the curl on that child's forehead.
Look at the way he's holding his arms up,
gripping the reins with which he's steering this horrible snail.
Look at that thigh and the calf
and the way that these individual toe-toes have been carved,
all out of a single piece of ivory.
This is, in my opinion, likely to be the work of a man called Ferdinand Preiss.
Preiss was an Austrian. He was born around 1880 and he died around 1940.
So the prime period of his productions was in the Art Deco period in the 1920s and 1930s,
which is when this thing dates from.
Ordinarily, Ferdinand Preiss signed, with a scratched signature
on the stone plinths of his pieces, "F. Preiss".
I've been over this pretty carefully and I can find no signature.
What's it worth?
Well, the dealer on the stand over there is asking £1,100 for it.
What would it bring if it had got that magical signature on it?
I reckon it would be worth £2,500.
So you see, there's money in snails.
We've got one item down. Any ideas of what other things
-you'd like to put in with it, in the mix?
-Well, we're from Derby, so we'd like some Royal Derby.
-Are you from Derby?
-OK, and any other items?
-Anything to do with horses.
-So anything equestrian.
-How about a rocking horse?
-I think that'll be over our budget, you know.
We'll have a quick sneak as we pass by.
-We could get it down.
-Not to that level.
-It's quite well painted that, isn't it?
-So it's got some age on it as well.
-It's not a print, is it?
-Waterfall. No, it is a watercolour.
-I like that.
-It's quite bright.
It's quite bright and it's got some good perspective. £95.
-What do you think it'd make?
-I think that it is a good-quality watercolour,
but you've got to be careful, because it's not the best watercolour in the world.
It's quite good. There's no focus apart from the plunging falls.
You do need a figure and a bit of focus in a painting, and a perspective view.
The blue hasn't faded as it can do in old watercolours,
but it is... Try £60, it might be worth it.
-It needs to come down quite a bit.
-We're getting a few arrows in our quiver though, aren't we?
So we're OK. We're doing our research at the moment.
That's all very well and good, Jeremy, but don't forget the clock's ticking!
-I think they're continental. They've got a bit of character in the eye.
-It's a nice face on it.
-What sort of price are those for?
-I don't know. What's your feeling?
You're not giving me much feedback here. Tell me.
-I hate them, but...
-Don't hold back, love.
-It would have to be a very low price.
-Should we ask the dealer how much she was looking for for them?
Now, I'm trying to explain to my delightful contestants here
-that these are quite fun.
-So I'm fifty-fifty but...
BOTH: It all depends on the price.
How could I guess?
-So what sort of price are you hoping to get for them?
-I did have £150 on them.
-Was that a good horse gesture?
-Decision made, then.
Back they go. Onwards and upwards.
This is a Chinese vase. It's late Qing dynasty famille rose.
So it's been made anywhere between 1880 and 1900.
Good, strong, solid shape and you've got figures on terraces,
this lovely famille rose palette,
and these little lizards here are called "chilong".
It's Chinese, chilong.
And then you've got "kylin", which are dragon dogs with balls here.
So it's a good, strong, impressive vase in a rising market,
because the Chinese are buying things back.
The only fly in the ointment, really, is that crack just there.
But could you live with that? I don't know. £75.
If you had a pair of them, in good condition, they'd be £500-700.
-Do you think it stands a chance? Yeah?
-I think we should see what we can get it for.
-That would change my opinion.
-We can knock some money off.
-What can you do on this for us?
-How about £60 and a kiss from my missus?
-Give us a kiss.
-I'll hold that.
-You're going to pay for this later.
-There you go, job done.
Gosh, how low will the Blues stoop? Whatever next?
Oh, I like that. Very unusual, I like the shape of it.
-Is that a fruit bowl or...?
-It is a fruit stand.
It's from a dessert service. You would have had several of this shape.
This is referred to as a "shell shape".
Cos you've got a sort of shell design there. This is typical Imari.
Now, it's £65. Circa 1912.
-What do you think?
-I like the actual thing, but...
-I like the shape of that.
I like something that's just a little bit different, and that is different.
But what sort of price would you place on that?
I think you'll be lucky to get 50 myself, but...
I suppose it depends what they're open to here.
-If we could get it for 40...
-I don't think you're going to. It's 65.
-You're asking for...
-A third off.
-Nearly half off.
-You can try, but you'll be lucky if you get it for 55, actually.
-Is it something you want to negotiate on?
-I would like to have a go.
-Have a go.
-Take it over.
-Do your worst now.
-Do your deal, do your best.
-Hiya. How much do you think you could come down on that for me?
I could go down to 50.
-Could you go down to 45?
-You're pushing it, but yes. OK.
Lovely. You're a gent, you are.
-£45. Am I naughty?
-Put it there.
-I think you're very naughty.
-You can have a kiss for that.
-You're happy with that?
-I am. Are you? Yeah.
Well, I have to say that I'm thrilled with it.
Because you know, at the auction now, if that bombs...
It's your fault.
Put it there.
You crafty so-and-so.
He's got the typical verdigris that you get on ancient figures like this,
which is a moot point whether he's Roman.
But he looks the part, doesn't he? If it is the oldest thing in the fair...
-I think it is.
-It depends really how much he is.
-For you, £60.
Where can you buy something of that age for £60? It doesn't work out a penny a year.
He's an ugly Roman, isn't he?
If you had been buried for a couple of thousand years, you wouldn't be too happy, would you?
-Um... Can we think about it?
-Shall we think about it?
-We'll leave him with you.
-OK, thank you.
And it's Melba ware.
So there's three there. I wonder if they're selling them as a set.
-I don't know.
-I'll have to ask.
-It looks like a family.
Excuse me... Could you tell me how much for the three horses?
-I've got £120 on them, but I...
-I mean, I will come down a little if you're interested.
I'll come down to £100 for the three of them.
I'm a little bit superstitious with horses and numbers
and 100 into 3 goes 33 1/3. Horrible number.
If you came down to 90, that'll be 30 for each.
Nice... It gives it karma.
So you're working this out that you'd like a nice, evenish figure.
But I think we should just have a quick squiz around, cos we haven't covered the whole fair yet.
Is that OK if we leave and come back? Can you gently place that back for us?
-What's your name?
-Nice to meet you, Florence. I'm Jens.
Lovely meeting you.
Jens, a charmer in the name of karma.
We'll rush down to this one. Cos we are... We've got ten minutes.
Matt and Nic, you've got no time for mucking about.
-That one, wasn't it?
-So that was £95 for that one.
We may be interested in this one.
And were you interested in a lower price? BOTH: Yes, please!
-What about £75? How's that?
-So that's £20 off, folks.
-I think I could do £75.
-Do you think?
-I think so, yeah.
-Shall we go for it? It's a deal.
-Thank you very much.
-I'll wrap it up for you.
Phew! Thank goodness for that.
£75 and two in the bag.
So you want to go and try negotiate more on the horse?
-I've just seen a little card case in there in mother-of-pearl.
Hand that... Yes, let's have a quick look at the card case there, quickly.
-I love mother-of-pearl.
-You love mother-of-pearl. Good.
She's very fond of you, I gather, as well.
-What sort of age would you put on that?
-It is Victorian, I think.
1880s or something.
It's not just mother-of-pearl, it's abalone shell as well.
The darker ones here are abalone.
-And it does look in quite good condition, doesn't it?
-And you've got a little space there,
silver-plated of course, for your initials.
-She's quite pretty.
-I like it.
-It's marked up at £68.
If that was going into auction, I suppose £50-80, £40-60.
-Do you want to try?
-Do you like that?
-Yes, I'm happy...
-Do you want to barter? Cos it's your turn.
-Go on, then.
We'll have a quick go. We're about three and a half minutes now,
so you need to be really quick. Well spotted.
-What would your best price be for this?
-Absolute bottom £50.
You're a dear woman.
-55?! But I thought we were saying 50.
-55 is fine.
I'm happy to go with that. Good quality... NIC MOANS
And even if I offer the dealer a kiss, we're not going to get it for 50?
-It'd go up to £60.
-THEY ALL LAUGH
Hard luck, Mark. But at least you're all past the post,
unlike Nic and Matt. Guys, you're back where you started!
I like it if we can get some money off it.
-So we really need some hard haggling on this.
-Let's see where we can find...
-Where's the stallholder?
-The gentleman there.
That's mine as well, yeah.
-You've got £25 on that.
-I can do it for 20.
-A little bit lower?
I think we could do a deal at 18, Nic.
-Could you stretch to 15?
-No, not really. No.
-I think it's worth it.
-It is very pretty.
-It's worth a chance at £18.
-All right, then. There you go. That's your buy, then.
-That's mine. OK. Good deal.
-Lovely. OK, thank you.
That's it! Shopping's over.
The Red team were out of the stalls quickly
with four commemorative silver cups.
-£45. Am I naughty?
-Put it there.
Val used her powers of persuasion
to knock down the price of the Imari pattern dish.
And they entered the home straight with a £55 mother-of-pearl case.
Everything's in the nick of time around here, if you ask me.
-Did you have a nice time, Val?
-Yeah, he's a great man to go around with, isn't he?
-We bullied him a little bit.
-How much did you spend all round?
£165. I'd like £135 of leftover lolly. Have you got that? Thank you very much.
-You don't like giving that over at all, do you?
-I don't, no.
There you go, Mark. Nice little wad for you.
-It's a big responsibility, isn't it?
-How do you rate their chances? Pretty good?
-Very good. I think we've got three interesting items.
Interesting word, "interesting". Anyway, good luck with that. Lovely.
Why don't we check out what the Blue team bought, eh?
-I'll hold that.
-You're going to pay for this later.
Matt did some cheeky bargaining to secure the baluster vase.
At £75, they all felt the watercolour would ensure
a flow of bidders at auction. How wet is that?
And finally, they went potty over an £18 German lava vase. Eurgh!
-How do you feel?
-You mucked about enough, didn't you?
I mean, I started off with your shopping. What's going on?
-Headless chickens, I think.
-But you settled down ultimately, which is great.
-So how much did you spend overall, then?
-£153. I'd like 147 of leftover lolly, please.
-Have you got 147 for me?
-There you go. There's some notes for you.
-And a couple of smackers. There we go. £147.
What's your plan? Are you going to blow the lot or go gentle? Got anything in mind?
-I've got something in mind, so I'll go with that.
He's very enigmatic. He's not going to give anything away. Good luck with that. Thank you, team.
-Cheers, thank you.
-We're heading off to Droitwich.
This is Hanbury Hall in Worcestershire,
lived in by successful London lawyer Thomas Vernon until 1721, don't you know?
When Thomas died, the house was inherited
by his second cousin Bowater Vernon, as seen in this portrait.
He tried his hand at the law, he failed to become a Member of Parliament...
He actually vastly preferred his profligate ways.
Well, can you believe it? Our friend Bowater Vernon, who you see in this picture
was a serious goer when it comes to spending cash.
Here, we see him in the most expensive type of portrait that you could commission
in the early part of the 18th century, by John Wootton.
You see Bowater Vernon holding on to his sporting piece,
looking at a couple of pointers in the foreground.
And as the ground falls away, you see his inheritance, Hanbury Hall.
The big thing is that he inherited, in 1721,
the equivalent of eight million pounds.
And when he died in 1735,
he left the equivalent of debts of three million pounds.
That's 11 million pounds this bloke worked his way through in 14 years.
Now, that's going some.
'He spent the loot on lavish furnishings for the house,
'all of the highest quality of course.
'Including an extravagant dinner service.'
This porcelain service would have been extremely expensive.
Why? Well, it didn't come from Stoke-on-Trent down the road.
It came all the way from China.
It would have included a whole group of large dishes and plates like this,
I guess at least 150 pieces. And each piece is enamelled
with the family's device, part of their coat of arms, their crest.
The design would have been sent to China perhaps in 1733,
being received in 1734 and manufactured that year,
with each piece enamelled with that individual design,
probably sent back in 1735 and received here in 1736.
One big problem.
Bowater Vernon died in 1735, leaving his heirs with massive debts.
But at least, they had the reassurance
of their very own Chinese armorial dinner and tea service
to look at as some sort or recompense.
Extraordinary, isn't it? Anyway, the big question is,
are our teams going to make a massive profit in a moment over at the auction,
or are we going to put them on a slow boat to China?
'Let's hotfoot it east to find out.
'I've an appointment with auctioneer Robert Stones.'
'Let's see what Mark Stacey bought for his bonus buy.'
Well, Val and Jens, £165 you spent.
£135 you gave to the lovely Mark Stacey. What did he blow it on?
A little travelling carriage timepiece.
Enamelled, by Zenith, probably around 1910-1920.
I thought it was rather sweet. It's a little alarm.
It's got lots of nice detail there, little bit of enamelling on there,
-and I just thought it was rather nice.
-It's very pretty.
-I think so.
-I think they like it!
-It's nice quality, actually.
-Well, how much did you pay for it? That's the...
-I paid an awful lot of money for it, actually.
-Now, how much did you really pay for it?
Size isn't everything.
-I keep telling you...Val, about this.
-THEY ALL LAUGH
It is small and perfectly formed.
What do you think it would make at auction?
Well, I'd love it to make £150-160.
You don't have to pick it now. You choose it if you want to after the sale of your first three items.
Right now, for the viewers at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Mark's little timepiece.
How about that for a cute little alarm clock?
-Great quality too.
-Smart, isn't it?
-It's a nice thing.
It's got very nice casting here,
champlevé, enamel decoration on it here,
which is when they actually gouge out the metal
and then put in the enamel work to get the decoration.
Made by Zenith, and we can snap open the back there,
and we can see we've got all the movement there
with all the controls for it.
And it's an alarm as well, so ideal to pop by your bed.
I quite fancy that. How much is it worth?
-We've said £60-80.
-Fair enough, that's a bit of a come-on estimate.
Mark Stacey paid £130.
I think he paid, probably, pretty well fullish whack.
Super! Now, four toddy pots... or egg cups, I suppose.
They're quite interesting, because it was in 1907
that the Hamburg motor yachting club was formed,
and that's what this insignia is on the side of it.
And these must have been presented
to somebody who was competing in one of these events.
-And does that go on today?
-No, it finished in 1957.
Well done for doing the research on that.
They're made of silver. The team paid £65 for the four.
-How do you rate them money-wise? Difficult to estimate.
-But we've put £30-50 on them.
-Bit of a tempter.
-See what happens.
Next is the Crown Derby Imari pattern shell-shaped dish, isn't it?
-This is a staple diet of salerooms, isn't it?
-Well, it is, yeah.
Although make no mistake, it does vary a lot in quality.
This one is transfer-decorated and then it's been overpainted.
So there is a subtlety there. And although it was done in 1912,
it is a fairly sort of basic decoration that we have with this particular piece.
-What's your estimate?
-OK. They only paid £45.
So they paid the right price for the transfer-printed jobbie
and they're in the frame there with the estimates. And lastly,
the mother-of-pearl, pukka tree-veneered little card case.
Be careful when you buy these. They are fairly plentiful.
A lot of them about, but generally speaking, they are damaged.
-But this one is actually in very good order.
-OK. They paid 55, so they're again in the frame.
I rather fancy this team's chances, actually.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Not quite so exciting this, but how do you rate their baluster vase?
Well, Chinese, Cantonese... What can one say about it?
Picture panels... It's really a decorator's piece.
I rather like that, I have to say. I like the mallet-type form of it.
Anyway, the team got it for £60, which I think is a snip.
-So what's your estimate?
-They're spot in the middle of that.
-That's good. Next is this rather boring-looking watercolour.
Well, we struggled to find the artist on this one.
-And then we discovered that the artist is a postcard artist.
Very often misdescribed as Boot rather than Bool.
So that's another reason that you might not find many records of him.
Not a bad little watercolour.
-They paid £75.
-You've done the research.
Does that enhance the value at all?
Well, sadly his work doesn't make an awful lot of money.
We've said £30-40 as an estimate.
OK, fine. Well, we'll have to see what happens.
-And now for something completely different...
I call that lava, that vase. Is it that sort of '60s lava type?
I think so. I don't really know what to say about it, Tim, really.
It is absolutely that '60s art pottery lava,
definitely with that red glaze.
-Usually incredibly cheap.
-Yeah, it is, yeah.
-It needs to be cheap, doesn't it?
-Where do you see it, then?
-Do you? I think I'm with you there.
£18 they paid, so they didn't pay a fortune.
I think their banker, if they've got one,
is going to be the Canton pot. Anyway, we'll see.
If all else fails, they can have their bonus buy,
and let's go and have look at it.
Now, Nicola and Matt... You spent £153.
You gave the boy £147 of leftover lolly.
What did he spend it on? I'm just going to give this a bit of a flip.
-What do you think of that, then?
-Coal bin, that's exactly what it is.
It's a bit of a modernist thing. Brass and wrought iron.
You're looking at something that could go in any home.
-So wide appeal for it, especially if you've got a coal fire.
-What did you pay for it?
-Well, that's brilliant, isn't it?
So you paid £25. But you don't choose now.
You pick after the sale of the first three items.
So let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Jeremy's bucket.
There you go, Rob. Just what you've always wanted.
Absolutely. A very seasonal thing. At the end of the day,
trying to sell one in the summertime is not good news.
In the wintertime maybe there'll be somebody out there for it.
So what can we say about it?
Wrought metal, brass insets, swing handle...
A very practical thing to go by the fire.
I think it's got it, you know.
-It's a lot of material, a lot of work in there.
You could use it as a wastepaper basket, couldn't you?
-D'you know, I've not thought of that.
Remove that ruddy handle of the top. Look, the handle bends down.
Look at that.
It's become a wastepaper basket, not a coal hod.
I think I prefer it as that.
I think I do too. Well, there we go.
They'd better change the catalogue description quick! Anyway...
-What I want to know is what's your estimate?
Very good. £25 paid by Jeremy.
He'll need every penny of profit he can out of his bonus buy,
and we can rely on you, Robert Stones. Thank you very much.
-Thank you, Tim.
-All the best.
-So are you excited?
-We are, yes.
It is quite an exciting moment, isn't it?
I love it when the room's crowded like this. Cross everything.
Cos that's the answer. Cross everything.
Anyway, first lot up. The four German toddy cups. Here they come.
Lot number 149, ladies and gentlemen.
These are most interesting silver cups, there we are.
Several commissions already. I can start at £50.
-Oh, that's good.
-55 I have.
55. 60 is it now? £55 I'm bid.
At £55 only, at £55. 60 anywhere now, do I hear?
At £55. 60 on the internet, at £60. On the internet at £60.
65 anywhere else? At £60 on the internet. £65 anywhere else? At £60,
bid on the internet. At £60, and we'll be sold at 60.
-Oh dear, bad luck. £60.
-JENS AND VAL GROAN
That is minus £5. So close. That is bad luck.
Lot number 150, ladies and gentlemen, is this Royal Crown Derby
shell-shaped dish. What may we say for it?
I've got £30 for it straight away. 35 is it now? I'm bid at £30.
35 anywhere now?
At £30. 35, 40. 45? 45. Your bid at 45.
-Come on, one more.
-Yes! You're in profit.
At £50. At £50, 55 anywhere else?
At £50 only. It's going to be sold at £50 only, on commission at 50.
-Brilliant. Plus £5. You have...
-Yes, wiped face.
-No profit, no loss.
-Lot number 151 showing now.
The little case, ladies and gentlemen, it's in lovely order.
Perfect condition. What may we say for it?
I've got £40 bid for it straight away. That's on commission.
£40 I'm bid, at £40. 45? 45, 50 on commission, 55 you're bidding now.
55, your bid.
Come on... Come on, come on!
At 55, the bid's there. At £55 and will be sold.
70. 75? 70 is your bid.
At £70, the bid is down there. At £70. 75 anywhere else?
At £70. Will be sold at 70.
-I love it. Plus 15. So overall, you are plus 15.
-Well done, Val.
That's marvellous, isn't it? You must be really pleased about that.
Now, what are you going to do about the Zenith miniature timepiece?
-It's a lot of money.
-I trust Mark implicitly,
-Needs the money.
-So we're going to decline it.
But we do love the clock, and we're very interested to see how it does.
Well, we're going to sell it anyway, and here it comes.
Lot number 155. This delightful Zenith enamelled and brass
miniature clock, ladies and gentlemen.
Several commissions left on this. I can start bidding at £70.
At £70 I'm bid straight away. At £70. 75, 80, 85.
80, that's on commission. At £80. At £80. 85 anywhere now, do I hear?
At £85 on the internet. 85, 90.
95 on the internet. 95 and we're waiting. 95 on the internet.
95. That takes out my commission. 95 on the internet, at 95.
100 anywhere else? At £95 and will be sold. All done.
-Oh, thank God!
-Well, you were right to do it.
You were, but there's more money in that.
-It is a lot more money actually.
-There we go. That is minus £35.
But not to worry, you didn't go with the bonus buy.
You preserved your winnings at £15, which could be a winning score, all right?
-Just don't tell the Blues a thing.
-Not to worry.
-Well done anyway.
-So, Nicola and Matt, have you been chatting to the Reds?
-Not at all.
We don't want that. Anyway, are you nervous at all?
-A little bit.
-A little bit.
-First up is the Chinese baluster vase. Here it comes.
-Lot number 166.
Chinese famille rose vase, ladies and gentlemen, there we are.
Late 19th century. What would you make of it? 50 I'm bid.
At 50. 55 is it now? At £50 I'm bid. 55 anywhere now, surely? At £50 only.
At 50. Looking for 55. 55 bid. 60, 65, 70, 75...
BOTH: Come on... At £80 I'm bid. At 80.
85 anywhere now? Still with me, £80.
At £80 only, all finished and done at £80.
We won't complain. That's plus £20. Well done, Jeremy.
-Lot number 167.
This is a watercolour, ladies and gentlemen,
by Charles Bool. £20 to start it off, an interesting lot for somebody here.
At £20 now, do I hear? Great value for money at 20.
20 I'm bid over there. 20. 25 is it now?
25? £20, the bid's over there. 20. 25 now, do I hear?
25, 25. 30 now? 30, are you bidding? At 30, yes?
At £30. At £30. 35? 35, yes? 35?
30 is your bid. At £30, the bid's over there.
At 30 and will be sold at £30. Bid's there at 30.
-Going to go at £30.
-Oh dear, £30.
£30 is minus 45. £45... You are minus £25.
Now, lava vase. This is going to have to canter on.
Lot number 168, ladies and gentlemen,
is this lava vase. Now, who will give me £10 for this one?
10 anywhere now? £10? At £10 now, surely.
At 10. Not looking anywhere in particular. £10 now, do I hear?
5 if you like. Come along down at 5. 5 I'm bid. Thank you.
You're going to say 6? 7, 8. 9? 9, 10. 11?
11, 12. 13? 13. 14?
15, your bid. 16 anywhere else?
-At £15, the bid's here. £15, will be sold.
£15 only then, going away...
-£15. That's minus 3.
-It could have been worse.
-£28. Minus 28.
What are you going to do about the coal bin? I mean the wastepaper bin.
-I mean the jardinière stand.
-We'll go for it, definitely.
We're going with the bonus buy, and here it comes.
172, ladies and gentlemen, the brass and wrought steel bin,
there we are. Coal bin, someone said. Maybe a wastepaper basket. Nice idea.
What's it worth? £20 to start it off. A nice-quality thing. At £20.
Must be worth that, surely. At £20.
Multiple bidding, £25 now. 25 on the internet. 25, looking for 30.
At 25 on the internet. 25. 30 there. 30 bid. 35?
At 35 on the internet and waiting. At £35.
35. 40? 40 bid.
-45 now. 45 on the internet? At 45?
-Come on, Jeremy!
At £45? 40 is in the room here and will be sold at £40.
All finished and done at 40, then.
-That's £40. That's £40 plus 15,
-which means, sadly, you are minus £13.
-That's not bad.
-That's not too bad.
-You're telling me.
On this programme, I promise you, that is not too bad.
-So have you been chatting, you lot?
OK, fine. Well, I'm going to have to reveal the bad news to somebody sooner or later, I suppose.
Cos we have no losers any more on Bargain Hunt, we only have runners-up.
-And the runners-up today are... The Blues.
Bad luck, Blues. I mean, it's only minus £13.
Which is nothing, really.
And it could have been a lot worse without Jeremy's generous contribution from his bonus buy.
Yeah. Of course it was a game of two halves, and the boy done good, but...
Thank you for being such good sports. But our victors, who will actually go home with folding money,
Look at Val's face lighting up like a national cash register. £15 here.
-Of course, you didn't go with the bonus buy, did you?
-That was your wisest move...
-THEY ALL LAUGH
-As it turned out.
Anyway, you skipped the bonus buy, you preserved your cash.
You very nearly got three profits, but not quite, which is a regret.
-But you're going home with cash. Are you going to enjoy it?
-We're going to celebrate big time.
Very good to see you. Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?
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