Antiques challenge. At Shepton Mallet the red and blue teams go all-out for some unusual bargains. Will their quirky taste prove to be a winner at the auction?
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Mother and daughter versus father and son.
Let's go Bargain Hunting!
CROWD CHEERS Goal!
Today's setting for Bargain Hunt is glorious Shepton Mallet.
Our teams today have to sniff out
three excellent bargains to take away and sell at auction.
Just like bloodhounds on a trail.
The team that makes most or loses least wins. Got it?
'On today's show, Anita Manning gets neck ache.'
He's a great wee trier.
'Philip Serrell gets brain ache.'
I've no idea what it is, where it's from or what you do with it.
'And will there be heartache at the auction?'
For the red team, we have the dream mother-and-daughter combo of Carol and Nicky.
Welcome. Thank you. You're obviously close, mother and daughter.
Who's going to be the driving force? I'm the bossy one.
Mum's away with the fairies. Oh, charming(!)
You have got a car obsession. I have. Tell us about that.
I've got two Volkswagen Beetles. I have a 1966 one-owner-from-new like NEW VW.
And one scrappy 1972 Beetle. Two campervans.
Have you got the same passion for antiques? Not quite as passionate about antiques as about Volkswagens.
Carol, you're on a break from the rat race. What mischief do you get up to? I write fairy stories.
I perform comic poetry when it suits me. I take pictures of wildlife.
I've been blessed with seeing some fantastic wildlife in the garden.
I got a stag taking an apple off the tree!
Where's it going to be, Africa next?
I haven't thought that far ahead.
First of all, you've got to win Bargain Hunt. That would be good.
I should think the blue team's quaking in their boots.
No, Tim. We're not.
Now, you're partners in crime but also obsessed with antiques, Keith.
That is correct, Tim. We went to a wedding and on the way to a venue we went past an antiques shop.
Saw a pair of vases. I said to Russell, "I want to buy them."
I got them for ?8. Trouble was, we were late for the wedding.
We had to sneak in and make out we were there all the time. But lovely vases?
Yes. You've had a few careers, haven't you?
Yes. When I left school, I started in hairdressing.
Then I went to build helicopters. Then I built three-piece suites.
Now, I'm a caretaker of a school.
Russell, you're an avid watcher of Bargain Hunt. Yeah.
What do you like about the show? You, Tim.
Is that it? I don't really have a choice.
I'm an aerial fitter so once I've been up on the chimney, come down,
set all the tellies up, it's half past 11 so I leave Bargain Hunt on. That's brilliant.
I think you TV aerial engineers are pretty brave.
You have to scrabble around at height.
Just so you're on TV! We should be very grateful. We should have a whip round
Yeah. We don't get paid enough. It's a hard life.
Are you going to beat the reds? Of course we are.
There's family tension building up.
Now, the money moment. ?300 apiece. Thank you. You know the rules.
Your experts await, and off you go. And very, very, very good luck.
Let's hope their family values include making a profit.
Got a plan? Well, we're going to look for something we like.
I fancy a bit of Art Deco.
Some silver. A bit of Art Nouveau.
Maybe an old Volkswagen.
This is going to be fun. Let's go.
You could get wedged in that if you were generously proportioned.
Are you talking about me? Not at all.
It's maybe '50s and it's probably French.
Could you do 20 on it? Come on. It's French!
Why do you like the bath? It's different. It's quirky.
Where do they get these people from?
Is that Poole Pottery? Do you like Poole? I do.
Dad, what do you think? OK. It's not my choice.
It's popular just now. Let's look at that one. What's the price on that?
I think that's a bit too... Is it not colourful enough for you?
What we have is a 1960s, 1970s piece of Poole.
This is called the Aegean pattern.
What makes Poole such an exciting pottery
is that they always had their eye on what was happening in fashion
around about them.
That's why younger people love this stuff today.
They love this retro pattern.
So I think that COULD be a winner at auction.
But all depends on the price.
28's not bad.
It does kind of remind me of my grandmother's.
Your granny's? Don't knock that, Russell!
If your granny had that, she was a woman of great taste.
Who's good at bargaining?
Russell. He is brilliant at bargaining.
Shall I go for that one? Yeah.
What's the best you'd do on that?
Is it done? Yeah. He's done the deed.
?18. This boy takes no prisoners.
'That's what we like to see! Quick sharp decisions.'
PHILIP: I like those paddles. Do you like those?
Different. That's a good way of saying no.
That was wonderful. We got a good price on it.
We got a good price on it. The boy did no' bad.
What about the boat? I was looking at that. How much is it, my love?
Bring her over here. Let's see if we can launch her off.
It's even got all the...crab net and everything.
Sorry? What did she say? Crab net!
It doesn't look very seaworthy to me.
There's two types of pond yacht people will buy.
If this was a real good pond yacht at this size
it would be ?300 to ?500.
Then there's this sort from abroad somewhere.
It's really a tourist item, a memento of your holiday.
Do you like it?
It would make a nice ornament for somebody. I wouldn't have it myself!
That's a no, then. Where's the person running this stall?
Is this you, good sir? It is.
What's the best you can do to launch this into profit for us?
What have I got on it? ?3.40.
Oh, no. ?34. Ten out of ten for effort!
I'd go 28.
20 quid would be better.
?20 would be much better. 20 quid it's a deal.
STALLHOLDER: 25 sounds really good. I think that's quite fun. Do you?
Yeah. 25 for a boat, then?
It's a deal. You haven't asked me a question and it's a bit late now.
The question I would have asked me is how much will it make?
That's a good question. It's a bit late now cos you've bought it.
What do you think this would make at auction, Phil?
I would be disappointed if that didn't make 30 or 40 quid.
I think you've done well there. It's a bit of fun.
And it's different.
'Let's hope it goes well in the SALE. Geddit?
What do you think that is? I think it's Karl Marx.
How's the weight? Not very heavy.
Ha! It's because you're a big lad!
I was expecting it to be heavier. It's not solid bronze. It's not.
'Hm. On your MARKS.'
Let's have a look at the back. It's Russian.
1928. I like this object.
I can see quality in it.
It's finely cast. In reproductions, we're not getting good casts.
This is a period one. It's a very nice item.
I do quite like that. I do, too.
What's the price?
I don't know. We're in the ballpark definitely.
We're talking about a good item. I think that's a reasonable buy.
Have a go.
I'm thinking about 45. Oh, no, no, no!
He's a great wee trier, isn't he? A great wee trier.
I can do 65 and that's the death. 55? No.
60? All right.
60? Do you want to put my arm there?
Ah, thank you very much.
He's a hero of mine. Are you a fan of Karl Marx? I am now.
If he brings us a profit, I'm definitely a fan.
'Good work, comrades.
This is a little gem.
Believe it or not, this is a bloke.
They used to wear their hair like that at the end of the 17th century
and the early part of the 18th century.
He's got gorgeous chestnut hair,
the sort of hair a girl would die for.
This looks like a miniature. It's not a miniature, in a strict sense.
Miniatures are painted either on ivory or on vellum.
All this is, is a small picture.
But what's it painted on?
You need to give it the temperature test.
If you shove it against your skin
it tells you whether it's warm or cold.
I'm getting cold on my chinny win win.
If I turn the picture over and put that against my chin,
that is much, much warmer.
So, if this was painted on oak,
it would feel the same temperature on either side. It doesn't.
That means there's a sandwich of metal in here.
Because the painter who painted this around 1700,
310 years ago,
decided to paint it on copper.
Copper is stable. It won't shrink or crack and, as a result,
the surface of the oil paint isn't covered in nasty cracks and chips.
It's survived in remarkably good condition.
Now, who is this a painting of?
Well, if we turn it over, joy of joy, it's got a name written
in ink on the oak.
It says Lord Godolphin.
Now, if you look up the Godolphin family,
you'll find that they're an ancient Cornish lot.
One became the first Earl Godolphin
at the end of the 17th century.
I can't tell you which Godolphin it is. I've got to do more research.
The third interesting discussion point relates to the artist
that might have painted this picture.
In the period, there are two ideal candidates.
One is Godfrey Knellor, the other is Peter Lely.
If you could prove that their hand
had been involved in painting this picture,
there would be a further enhancement as to value.
What could you buy it for in Shepton Mallet today?
It would cost you ?220.
What might it be worth
if all the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle come together
and we get a result?
It could be worth as much as ?1,500.
Nothing miniature about that! Oh, no!
'Speaking of miniatures, how are you getting on, Anita?'
I'm very pleased with both of you. Well done.
Well done, boys. No, well done to you.
That's a strange carving.
Look at this for Hallowe'en, Phil.
You ARE strange, you two. It looks like a witches' party.
It does, doesn't it? That could be quite good fun!
Do you really like that? I do, but I'm not sure it'd be saleable.
There might be somebody as odd as me at the auction.
No, no. That's never going to happen. That's amazing.
Do YOU like it? It's really... I don't know what to say!
I've never seen anything like that. It beats a lot of the ordinary.
Shall we keep it in mind? No, no. Far from it.
I said that you should have ownership of things.
Does that do it to you more than anything else you've seen? Yeah.
It is so unusual.
It's totally out of the ordinary. Let's be sensible.
We've got an ebonised frame. A bit scabby, but it doesn't matter.
Flip him over.
It's an old piece of plaster.
It's been put in here. That's been done a long time.
So it's probably...
..pre 1900, isn't it? I would think so.
Flip it back over.
Let's look at it. We've got a row of skeletons.
We've got some scared cat.
A dragon or griffin.
A row of coffins
with skulls in them.
A devil, a dog playing a bagpipe - God alone knows why!
I've absolutely no idea
what it's worth, what it is, where it's from or what you do with it.
Having said all of that, there are...
The occult's quite a strong collecting area.
How much is this one, my love? The best on it is 70.
My very lowest.
It wouldn't surprise me if it made ?30.
It wouldn't surprise me if it made ?150. It's a scary thing that is.
I think it's great.
It's sold. You two bother me, you really do bother me.
'Lordy. Back to business, then.'
I can't afford that, either.
That's Carlton Ware. It will be an expensive piece to buy.
'They're not pets, Anita, but they do need to go fetch the next item.'
I love these little miners' tobacco boxes.
This is not craftsman made. The local blacksmith's knocked this up.
I love this as a piece of social history.
It belonged to William Harris.
He was just a yeoman worker and that was his tobacco box.
Going into their pocket all those times...
The other thing is people think that "patina" relates to furniture.
But patina relates to silver and metalware as well.
I think that's really lovely.
What's the best you could do that for? What's it got? 35. ?30.
This man's got some really interesting things. Yeah.
'Show some enthusiasm, girls.'
Not pocket size. That's a table snuffbox.
It's earlier this one, isn't it?
Did you want my magnifying glass? Look at this! Tell me what it says.
I can't even read it with that.
How's your Dutch? You could do a bulk buy here.
Cos we could maybe sell them as...
Sell them as one lot. That's a good idea.
'That was almost a decision!
'The reds are going for quantity. The blues are going for quality.'
She whistled at us. Whistle at her.
What is it, darlings?
Clarice Cliff? Is it in your price range? I ain't asked yet.
Yeah. We can't afford that. How much is it? 425. Forget it!
And don't drop it!
No! Does she go out much?
Can we be serious, please? What do you think of those as a lot?
That is nice. They're really touchy feely.
You've got bags of time. Do you want to spend 20 minutes looking round?
Or do you want to buy those two?
If the gent's happy to put them aside we'll wander round the corner.
Are you happy to do that, sir? Would that be OK? Fabulous.
I've got a feeling you're going to buy those. I think I might.
'I've never seen a team so relaxed!'
Lovely. Lovely. Lovely things.
I'm normally rushing round like an idiot!
Don't let's lose each other.
Do you like these rugs? They'd be better on a cow.
I forgot about that. Moving on.
We've only got ten minutes. Let's press on. Let's press on.
'Good work, Keith. That's the spirit.'
What about this bowl?
Maybe not quite as good as pansies or pomegranates. Still a good one.
If we look on the back we have a signature. It's Walter Moorcroft.
So it's a later piece but it still is signed. I like it.
I like it. I do.
Price on it? I could sell that for ?120.
90? Got to give us a chance. I'll meet you at ?100.
Go for it.
I'm the oldest. I'm taking the executive decision. Well done.
You're not bad at bargaining either. ?20 off. A winning team.
'Don't count your chickens, Anita.'
We're going to go for the snuffboxes. Go for it, then.
We've run out of time.
Hiya. We would like to buy the snuffboxes, please.
Excellent. Thank you.
These will be very nice.
They say that time waits for no man. It hasn't hung about for our teams today.
Let's go and check out how the reds splashed their cash.
'Will the yacht wreck their chances?
'?70 bought the terrifying witchy panel.
'Could it be magic at auction?
'They bought not one but two brass tobacco boxes.'
You're looking very pleased for yourselves, sunning yourselves.
Was it all right for you? Good fun.
What's your favourite piece?
It's got to be the witches' party. Yeah. The plaque.
Absolutely. It made me laugh. You spent ?165.
?135, which goes across to Philip Serrell. Thank you.
Now, Caroley, you have composed, milliseconds ago,
a poem that encapsulates the leftover lolly moment.
Are you going to read it out? OK.
We took expert Phil around Some interesting bargains we found
Now he's gonna splash The rest of our cash
On something he finds round the grounds.
What's your retort, Phil?
By gosh and by golly I'm off with the lolly!
Lovely! We're all poets and we don't know it. Good luck.
Why don't we remind ourselves what the blues bought?
'The 1970s Poole plate cost the blues a cool...
'Groovy! Will Karl Marx send the blues bust? Ha!
'And they were bowled over by this piece of Hibiscus Moorcroft.'
We all know, Anita, that you're petite. I'm not so petite.
But I'm feeling very small today. How did you get on? Pretty good.
How much did you spend? ?178. ?178?
So, I'd like ?122, please.
There you are, Tim. Thank you very much, Keith-o.
Which is your favourite piece, Russell? The Moorcroft. What about you, Keith? Karl Marx.
Karl Marx? Goodness only knows what's going to happen, Anita.
There's 122. Thank you. You can start a revolution.
What are you going to spend that cash on, baby?
I have an idea of what I'd like to buy
and I'm hoping that it's still there.
I'm not sure if the guys will go for it, but we'll see.
But you're confident? I'm...fairly confident.
LAUGHTER OK, I've got the message.
Very good luck, all. We're heading off somewhere far, far away.
In the heart of London. It's going to be, for us, I hope, a treat.
What am I talking about? It's going to be a treat!
'Look at this! Architect Sir John Soane transformed the exterior
'of this townhouse over 200 years ago.'
Not content with leaving his mark on the outside,
he went absolutely wild within.
Sir John Soane was the consummate architect.
For over 60 years he was in practice in London
between about 1775
and about 1830.
And he loved solving problems.
He was fully aware of the problems in London domestic architecture.
Those problems are with us to this very day.
In other words, the houses are always relatively narrow and relatively tall.
Therefore, how do you maximise your accommodation?
For example, on the ground floor in a space like this?
He needed a dining room.
If you look around this space,
it is the quintessential dining room shape.
You've got your dining table and chairs,
but occasionally you want a thumping great big party.
This room simply isn't big enough.
What you do is this.
Soane's design enables
a division between the two spaces
where the function of the dining room sits back there,
and for the front part, you have the most deliciously appointed library.
Strangely enough, were you to come here to a grand dinner,
where the table was extended through the length of the room,
you wouldn't feel you were in some knock-through arrangement
because the appointment of this library part is so exquisite.
These stiles that run up the intervening sections
are filled with mirror.
The section at the top of the bookcase is filled with mirror.
Above the fireplace, as you'd expect, is an over-mantel mirror.
Look how cleverly Soane has sorted out the division between the spaces.
You've got this mirrored section.
Then the archway itself.
This forms no structural purpose.
It's simply there for its harmonious effect.
One of the coolest things about Soane is the way in which he seems to embrace modernism.
Look at this fireplace surround. It's in Carrara marble.
Doesn't it look as if it might have been designed
in the Art Deco period?
Look at the detail. It's exquisite.
We've got fluting but at the bottom of the fluting
there's a "stop flute",
which is incredibly difficult for the person who's carving the marble.
Yet Soane, in his design, gets the harmony of it just perfectly.
It's like these bookcases.
Why does that bookcase sit an inch and a half
inside that bookcase?
Because the indented nature of this front
is designed by Soane to draw your eye in to the focal point,
which is the fireplace.
As you can tell, I'm quite keen on John Soane.
The big question is, am I going to be quite so keen on our contestants' items at the auction?
'Lawrence's Auctioneers is the venue for today's sale.
'Our man on the podium is Richard Kay. Let's see what he thinks of our bargain hunting.'
I want you to cast off all your inhibitions
and think big when it comes to our vessel.
I think that's a rather good-looking thing.
Unfortunately, it's simply for decoration, not the sort of boat
one would be advised to put on a pond.
It's nicely made but it's not brilliantly made.
This has the feeling of a model that's been assembled.
What do you think it's worth? ?20 to ?30. They paid ?25.
Exactly the right price. Yeah. The next item is really weird.
This black painted moulded plaster...vision from hell.
I'm not sure it's got a great deal of appeal.
It's painted plaster, as you say. The frame nudges the 20th century.
The difference is neither here nor there.
As a painted plaster plaque with such a grotesque subject
the appeal might be rather limited.
How much? I've probably been over-cautious. ?10 to ?20.
I don't think it's got a great deal of charm. They paid ?70.
If it was carved wood it would be much more desirable. I agree.
Their last item are the brass tobacco boxes.
That one is old. Yes, it is.
18th century, but very badly rubbed.
Very, very worn.
Then the little snuffbox is the usual
West Country brass
artisan-made job. The bulk of the money is in the larger one.
How much for the two? I should think ?40 to ?60.
?70 they paid. That seems fair enough. They might get there.
The big deep dark black hole is this plaque. I think it is.
They'll need their bonus buy so let's go and have a look at it.
Carol and Nicks, you spent ?165. You gave Philip Serrell ?135.
Carol and Nicks, you spent ?165. You gave Philip Serrell ?135.
What did he spend it on?
I just really like that. It's a really well-made thing.
If you were charitable, it's got a hint of Arts and Crafts look.
It's a nice sturdy piece. It cost me ?45. Bargain.
How old do you think it is?
I think it's probably 1910, 1920.
Do you think it will make any money? If there's any justice, it ought to make...
I would hope, ?60 or ?70.
That's a sort of mahogany, hard wood.
It's got a lovely colour to it. It's a sort of mid-nutty colour.
It could go into a modern house very easily.
By the telephone or by your armchair.
Cup of coffee on it, Radio Times. Looking up when Bargain Hunt's on.
1215 every day.
Yes? Do you agree? I like it. You like it? I like it.
They like it, Phil. You're predicting a ?20 profit if all goes well.
Don't decide right now. Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Phil Serrell's little brown stool.
OK, Richard, this is what we've all been longing for.
A rustic stool. Nicely made. Shows signs of how it's put together.
Part of the Arts and Crafts tradition.
Dates from when, do you think? 1920s, 1930s, something like that.
What's your estimate? I think we'd get ?30 to ?40 for that.
Typical cunning Serrell-type purchase. ?45 paid.
He rates it and who knows? It may well take off. Now, moving on.
We have the Poole Pottery Aegean plate.
I'm renowned for not liking Poole Pottery much.
It never sells well. We have to be careful about what we say.
We see a lot of it, since Dorset is the neighbouring county.
Certain objects from Poole are more desirable than others.
Some pieces are making very high prices. It's become a big area for collectors.
This mustardy coloured glaze on this one, very '60s in style,
is not, perhaps, going to be as popular as some.
Not going to cut the mustard. I knew I could rely on you for a pun!
It's worth, I should think, ?10 to ?15.
Great. Our lot only paid ?18. We may be lucky. Yeah.
Now, how do you rate that bust? Well, it's well-made.
But, goodness me, I think it's got limited appeal as far as subject matter.
A Russian bronze of Karl Marx
is not perhaps what people want on their mantelpiece. In Somerset.
In Somerset! I'm not sure how many hard-line communists we've got
coming along to the auction!
I do think it's got some quality to it. It is well-made.
I've probably been a little bit more optimistic than it deserves.
I say ?75 to ?100.
That is pushing the boat out cos they only paid ?60.
Why not? You have to say it as you see it.
Lastly, the Moorcroft bowl.
Distinctively Moorcroft, a nice size, in good condition,
which is important, of course.
Moorcroft being a very collectable factory,
there are buyers for pieces that would cost them a great deal more
if they were to buy one retail.
I think that's got enough impact as a Moorcroft piece to make ?60 to ?80. OK. They paid 100.
That's a great estimate. They won't need their bonus buy, perhaps, but let's have a look at it anyway.
Keith and Russell, you spent ?178. You gave Anita ?122.
Did you blow the lot, Anita?
Not quite! Look at at that!
I think it's the sweetest little item, a child's travelling case.
When Mum and Dad went on holiday with their cases,
then the wee child would have that wee thing.
Isn't that sweet? She's got a little mirror and a little button hook.
Her brushes. You have bought, uniquely, the smallest case
for two of our largest contestants ever.
How are our big boys here going to react to this little novelty?
How much? ?70.
OK. Leather cases are really doing well just now,
and a miniature one might just tickle someone's fancy.
Does it tickle yours? No.
Russell's quite emphatic about that. Does it tickle yours, Keith?
Yes. It does? It does.
I can see my granddaughter walking down the road with this.
I found it irresistible.
I found it irresistible.
It's so beautifully made. There is quality there.
Well, we'll see during the auction. We might get a wee surprise.
On that happy note, why don't we find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's little case?
Richard, have you ever seen such a charming piece of leather luggage?
It is delightful. It's almost nicer to see it unopened.
It's so beautifully made and in lovely original condition.
With the gold letters for a young man. RW.
It's complete, which is remarkable for things like this.
The scissors might be later.
They're not in the same gilt metal.
Otherwise, it's all there. I think it's charming.
A glimpse of the care that the Edwardians would expend
on making things for the young gentleman.
This would be 1910-ish? A bit later perhaps.
I can see no seven or eight-year-old going off on their holidays
taking this... Not unless it fits their music machine!
But it's worth, I should think, ?15 to ?25?
Is that all? Oh. Anita will be mortified. She paid ?70.
And clearly rates it. Anyway, it's all in the eye of the beholder.
Yeah. That's the joy of the auction. Good luck. Thank you.
Carol and Nicks, how are you feeling? Nervous. Nervous.
Any particular piece that you wish you hadn't bought?
Yes. No, I think... What? The witches.
We like the witches, Phil. We thought they were hilarious.
You paid ?70. The auctioneer thinks they're hideous and has put ?10 to ?20.
We thought we had the find of the century. Good.
We'll find out any minute now.
You've always got the stool to fall back on.
First up is the sailing boat. Here it comes.
A wooden model of a sailing boat. ?20 for it?
?20 for this? ?20 for it?
15, then? 15 is bid. At ?15. Can I say 18 anywhere? 18.
20? No? ?20...
Go on! Come on! Come on!
..Last time at 20. BANGS GAVEL
Not a complete capsize, is it?
No. Definitely not.
Lot 195 is this plaster panel
featuring witches, coffins and skulls.
?10 for it? ?10 for this? ?10 anywhere?
Five, then? ?5 is bid.
I'll sell at five. Who'll say eight for it?
Five then, and selling. BANGS GAVEL
I don't believe it!
Lot 96 is the brass tobacco box. ?25 is bid for that.
30. Five. 40.
Five. 50. I'm out. ?50, now.
Five. ?65. It's to my left at 65.
70, now? ?70 to my right. I'm selling at 70. At ?70.
Selling at 70. Last time at 70...
Wiped its face. Lovely.
?70. What are you going to do about the stool?
We've got to go with Philip's stool. Can we have your stool, Philip?
Yes. That witches thing...!
We're going with it? Yes. I think that's a very wise move.
?45 paid. The auctioneer's estimate is ?30 to ?40.
That's a modest estimate on that thing.
If it doesn't make ?60, I shall be surprised.
That's my prediction. Here it comes.
Lot 202 is this Arts and Crafts style mahogany rectangular stool.
Bids start me here at ?35. ?35 is bid. It's on commission.
At ?35? I'll sell at 35.
Last time, at ?35. All done, at 35? BANGS GAVEL
You said you'd be surprised. I am surprised.
I'm very disappointed, actually. Not half as disappointed as I am!
You've got to take it on the chin.
That's the price here at this precise moment for that particular object.
Another day it might have made a different price.
Anyway, don't despair. You're only minus ?80 overall.
It WAS going very well but, nevertheless, it could still be a winning score.
So don't say a thing to those brutes the blues. We'll go in smiling.
Do you know how the reds got on? No. No. Good.
Let's see how we get on. First is the Aegean plate.
?10 for it? ?10 for it?
Ten is bid. I'm selling at ten. Who'll say 12? 12 now.
15? 18? 20? ?20 in the back of the room.
I'm selling at ?20. All done at 20?
Yes! Plus ?2.
I said 20 quid!
Lot 219 is the Russian bronze of Karl Marx.
Showing on the far right, rather than the far left, of the room.
Lot 219. Bids start me here at ?60.
?60 is bid. 65? 70. Five? 80.
?80. It's still with me. At ?80 on commission.
At ?80, and I'm selling at 80.
Well done, Anita.
That's my boys!
Moorcroft fruit bowl... We really want a profit on this.
..Bids here start me at ?60. ?60 is bid.
It's on commission at 60.
65. 70. Five. 80.
Five. 90. Shake of the head. ?90 with me...
Go on! Go on!
..I'm selling at 90 on commission. Last time.
Oh, bad luck. Oh!
That's minus ?10.
You were plus 22. You are now plus 12.
That is a good position to be in. Be careful, boys.
Are you going to go with the travel case? No.
What do you think? No.
No? No. You're not going with the bonus buy.
The auctioneer's estimate is ?15 to ?25. Sorry, Anita.
We're going to sell it anyway. Here it comes.
Lot 225 is a little Edwardian child's leather travel case.
?15 for it? ?15 for it?
15 is bid. ?15 is bid.
18, now. 20. Five.
30. Five. 40. Five.
?45. Lady's bid at 45.
At ?45 and I'm selling. Last time.
Yes! ?45 is five short of 50...
Well, it wasn't as bad as predicted.
But you did well, chaps. You preserved your profit at ?12.
Who knows? That could be a winning score. Hope so. I hope so.
Don't tell the reds. We won't say a word.
So, guys, had a nice time? Great. Brilliant. Good fun all round.
I have to reveal at this sad moment that one team has made incredibly large losses
and one team's done rather well, so which team's which?
Sadly, the runners-up are the reds.
Minus ?80 is the overall score. You made no profit on anything anywhere along the line.
Which is bad luck, isn't it? Shame. Would you have a poem about this?
Even though we haven't won The whole thing's been a lot of fun.
There you are! I promise, she didn't know I was going to ask her.
If it wasn't for the witches' plaque things would be very different.
We all learn by our...experience.
The right buyer wasn't there today. Quite right, too.
Bad luck, but we've loved having you on the show.
The victors today, who are taking home ?12... ?12 coming your way.
That's ?6 each, if Anita doesn't charge you any commission.
There's your ?12, which is brilliant.
You didn't go with the bonus buy. That was a wise move. Well done, chaps.
Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?
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