Antiques challenge. The teams head to Hemswell antiques centre, and Tim Wonnacott visits Hampshire's Hinton Ampner to discover one man's obsession with the Georgian style.
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Afternoon. Do me a favour, would you? Get a pen and paper and write down this web address:
If you think you'll be any good at this lark, come and join us.
And let's go bargain hunting!
Today's teams are going head to head at Hemswell Antique Centre in Lincolnshire.
With one hour and £300 to buy three bargains.
Coming up -
MUSIC: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
Nurses Tracy and Julie search out pretty things, with James Braxton.
-That's pretty, isn't it?
-A little bit ugly.
-Yes it is.
Police officers Gemma and Amy test the boundaries of good taste with Thomas Plant.
A rare ear-wax spoon.
-I just touched it and it's probably been down someone's ear.
-It probably has.
Right, let's meet today's teams. Hello, girls!
-Lovely to see you.
Now, Trace, what is the history of your friendship with Jules?
-We met on a surgical ward. Julie was a little student nurse.
Did you take a shine to one another,
-just like that?
-Just a little bit, yes.
Tracy, what sort of nursing do you do?
So, people who've had surgery, obviously, or some sort of trauma, like a car crash.
Is this sort of intensive care?
It's one down from intensive care.
-And you find it fantastically satisfying?
How did you get into this line of work, Jules?
I had my family, and stayed home with them for a few years.
Then I thought I needed a complete career change from working in an office
so I decided to do my nurse training.
Did you? Quite a big shift.
It was a big shift, but best decision.
Now, you've got some pretty bizarre ways of letting your hair down.
We have. We go trucking in our spare time.
Trucking? What's that?
We dress up with a moustache and a high-vis vest
and we go out in Tracy's husband's truck for the day.
We have the best time!
What an extraordinary thing to do.
We pull into a garage, buy a couple of Yorkie bars and go off on our journey.
I shall have to keep my eye open for you. Any particular motorway?
-The M1 is a good one, is it? Very good.
What's this about scotch, too?
-We've just discovered a love for whisky.
Do you like single malts?
We don't mind. We'll try anything. We'll give anything a go.
So, Jules, what's your plan for bagging a bargain today?
I think we're just going to try and find something pretty.
-We quite like a bit of silver.
We're just going to go for something that we like.
-Going to blow all your cash?
-We're going to try.
That's the spirit. I like the sound of that. Well done. Have a great time.
Now, girls, police officers,
Gemma and Amy.
We've got all the services represented today, which is lovely.
What is your role in the police, Gem?
Myself and Amy are both response officers.
We deal with everything really,
starting from your basic shoplifting up to your more serious crime.
So, you're there with the blue light flashing.
We are. Driving around. That's the fun part of it.
So, when you're not arresting criminals, what do you get up to?
I've got lots of hobbies. Travelling mainly, that's where my extra funds go.
What places have you been to?
Nepal, Tibet, America, Australia, Sri Lanka. All over.
You've been all around, in your short life.
Amy, what attracted you to the police force?
Every bobby starts because they want to do the sexy bit.
-They want the blue lights and the sirens.
-The blue fleece?
A blue fleece as well.
That's why everybody joins. The bit you see on The Bill. That's why I joined.
Is it like that in reality?
No, it's nothing like that. Nothing like The Bill at all.
Never said, "You're nicked, sunshine."
-It doesn't happen.
-Not even once?
Do you actually work together?
-Would you go as officers to the same scene?
-We have done.
We're the totty car. They look after us.
Two girls together in the car and everybody goes, "Be careful."
"If you get any problems, call us."
-I think we can cope better than them.
Anyway, very good. Now,
the money moment. Here we go.
Here's your £300. £300 apiece.
You know the rules. Your experts await.
Off you go. And very, very, very good luck.
Gosh, what fun we're going to have today!
OK, teams, start the clock.
MUSIC: WE Are Family by Sister Sledge
What about that? That's pretty.
This is a Chinese boxwood carved ball.
And this is a concentric ball.
This is a ball inside a ball inside a ball.
How much is that?
You can't tell how old it is.
-It's not finished quite as well as I would expect.
Difficult to please, aren't you?
-How much is that?
-That's really good. Would that sort of thing sell?
-Probably, for about 50.
I think we'll have it anyway. We like it, that's what matters.
Steady, girls. Now, our blue team are buzzing around, somewhere.
-I love him.
-A vintage bug.
I think that's really wearable.
-Don't you think?
A lot of those things are coming back now.
I bow to your superior knowledge as members of the fairer sex.
It's silver gilt,
which is silver with either a mercury gilding over the top
or electro-plated, gold plated.
This is filigree work, which is this very fine wire work, within the wings.
-Can you see the hallmarks?
-There's no hallmarks on it.
There'll be no hallmarks,
probably because it's made on the Continent. £35. Yeah.
I think 20 quid.
If you had him against a black coat, it's quite a striking thing.
It's at 35. Yeah. 5, 10 pounds off, you'd be doing really well.
-I like that.
-You want to go for it?
Let's go for that.
Time to phone the dealer.
I hope you can swat down that price, Amy.
Could you ask if she'll accept 25?
Brilliant. Thank you! That's a tenner off.
Nothing the matter with your maths.
Spoke to the dealer. They wanted 28 but I got it for 25.
-Ten pounds off.
-So you bought it?
-Well done. Are you happy with that?
-Very happy with that.
-Well done, you.
Gemma and Amy are under way with their creepy-crawly.
Julie and Tracy, what you got?
-We both pointed at those at the same time.
-The little chairs.
-The chairs. Little cabinet set.
Look at that. Look at the miniature knife and fork.
The smallest object in the world.
Would people genuinely buy this?
I think they're quite fun.
-Steel are they?
-I like them.
-I like how they've done the grips.
I'll just take the fork, if I may.
-Yeah, steel. And these are bone. But they're pinned.
-What's not to like about that?
-It's cute, but...
Let's look at the chairs, as well.
-They're just little chairs.
-These are made of silver, though.
That's that funny filigree. It's wire, metal wire.
Just filigree wire. I quite like the knife and fork.
-I like the knife and fork.
-Dinky. But, if you got them for nothing.
The smallest thing ever bought on Bargain Hunt. Let's go for that.
-I like the knife and fork.
-Then we leave ourselves open for something big.
-Like the gramophone.
-They're priced at 15.
-That is cute.
If that doesn't sell, nothing will sell.
Don't say that.
MUSIC: Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
He'll only take £1.50 off, so that's 13.50.
-What do you think?
-I think it's still fun.
-Shall we go?
-I'll leave it at the desk for you.
The reds have bagged their first bargain.
-You can see this is ivory.
-That's so pretty.
And this is Abalone here.
And then this is mother-of-pearl. A dark mother-of-pearl.
This probably dates from about 1860 to 1920.
It's £125. That is a lot of money.
-Have a look at it.
-It is lovely, I do think that's gorgeous, but
-it's never going to be used.
I don't think you'd get any more than 20% off, which is going to be £40, which makes it 80.
At 80 you've got a small, slim chance.
-But you'd be struggling.
So this is a gilt-enamel compact.
-All that turning underneath.
-Look at you!
-I pay attention.
-Where have you been studying?
You could be doing my job.
That is actually quite nice enamel on there.
It's gilt metal, which is what you see on these continental boxes.
Have a look. It's super quality that enamel compact.
You've got more for your money than you have with the pen.
It is lovely. I do like that.
-But I think it's, again, too much.
-Too much money.
MUSIC: Upside Down by Diana Ross
20% discount off all items for everyone. Isn't that nice?
-A little bit ugly.
-It is hideous, isn't it?
What's that funny thing there?
-An ear-wax spoon.
-What this here?
A rare ear-wax spoon.
-Well, I have seen ear-wax spoons.
That's awful that you'd have so much...
I just touched it and it's probably been down someone's ear.
It probably had been down somebody's ear. There's no question.
Can I have a look? I've never seen anything like this.
So what you've got is, you've got a lady
and it's in bone.
I think it's 19th century. But this is definitely ivorine, this top.
I don't know if it's a replacement. It would have been tough to replace that.
It's very unusual, isn't it? That's exactly what you said you wanted.
There's the scoop, where one would scoop out one's ears.
-Did you want...
Keep my ears out of it.
-What about your ears?
-Mine are very clean. I clean them every day.
It is unusual and it did make you laugh.
-Is it going to make a profit?
-I think you should have a go.
-I reckon you should try and get...
-I do like that.
I'm going to go and do my best.
I will go off and get the ear-wax spoon, at a reduced price.
Very best price on the ear-wax spoon will be £115.
£115. I think it's unusual enough. We'll have it. I'm not sure if she'll be happy with me.
Let's just hope someone's got waxy ears.
Euurgh! Don't know what to say.
Now, clean out your ears and listen carefully.
What do you think about these?
This one is what's called Iznik decoration.
Essentially, old Persian style.
We've got a white ground that's been painted with stylised cornflowers.
This lovely "bleu d'azur" colour scheme.
Next door to him is another tile, same pattern, Iznik.
This one has been painted
with a poppy seed and a tulip. Another stylised cornflower
and here's a carnation.
All typical of the Iznik decorative scheme.
Both of those tiles would have been made
within the last 40 years, I would guess. But the prize for me
is this fellow. It too is an Iznik tile.
But a tile that potentially dates back to the 17th or 18th centuries.
It's got a great, thick mass of yellowish clay here.
Full of imperfections, almost bits of gravel, if you like.
Compare that to the modern variety and they're as different
as chalk and cheese.
Look at the surface itself,
you can see this whitish stuff which is the tin glaze that's been wiped over the yellow clay.
And then the decoration, which is cruder.
Here we've got a white border, contained by green guard stripes,
which enclosed originally a bright blue ground.
If this tile was complete, it could be worth
as much as £3,000.
What's it worth as a minute shard? It could be yours
for a tenner.
And the modern ones? If you did a deal,
you'd find that large one would cost you £20,
the smaller modern one ten pounds. £40 the lot.
Right, on with the show.
MUSIC: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) by Sylvester
-Is it an egg boiler?
-An egg coddler.
That should be about £50.
Shall we have a look in the cabinet?
Novelty always sells quite well.
That's a lot of money there.
That's just plate.
We're not going to find anything.
See what takes your fancy. We'll look at the prices.
-That one's nice.
-Sterling silver, flaming-grenade cigar lighter, 1903.
I quite like that.
It's just like a candle.
Instead of candle wax, you just have a bit of paraffin.
-I like that.
How much have they got on it? 185. That's a lot of money.
Heavy and cheap, OK?
Heavy and cheap.
That's quite nice. 1920s. Heavy silver box, it's Chinese.
What do you think?
That has been made by a Chinese maker, in the '20s, in Shanghai or somewhere.
-They've got 139 on this.
-Is it pretty?
I don't know.
-We're going to run out of time.
-What about this, James?
It's quite clean. Nice clear hallmarks there as well.
Quite nice with the initials.
It's scrolled, silver.
Not a bad case, Edwardian, 1908.
-It's nicely made.
-Do you like it? Feel it, it's lovely.
-£96. You want to be able to get that for about £50.
Remember girls, you only need two more bargains.
-I'm not keen on this.
-Is anybody keen on that apart from me?
-Apart from you, no.
It's all right.
I think we should put 80 on that.
Try and get that for about 100.
Try and get that for 50.
-Let's see what we can do.
MUSIC: Ain't No Stopping Us Now by McFadden and Whitehead
-What do you think they are?
-Medicine bottles, or...
-If there's a fire,
these are filled up with water and thrown into the fire.
Then you've got fire and broken glass.
Yeah. Fire and broken glass.
I wonder what the red team are going to do?
Will they go for the silver, or something else?
Ohm, they're great!
-They're fun, aren't they?
-They are nice.
-I think they're fun.
-Do you think they're a pair? Are they similar woods?
-These are, aren't they?
-They look similar colours, don't they?
-I think they would have been a pair.
What's the condition like? Are there any legs broken off?
-They're a bit scratched.
-We can live with that. It's just
-when the ears come off and they've been badly re-glued.
-No, they look really clean.
Four legs, two ears. Perfect.
-They're fun, aren't they?
£90 for the two.
15 minutes to go.
It's not as easy as it looks on the telly, is it?
-I think we should have these.
-They are fun.
What would you like to pay for the pair?
-I think we should treat them as a pair.
The blue team have gone back to the pen and the enamel box.
We've spoken about these two. We agree they're both nice items.
We'll see which one we get the most off.
I think that's the way to look at it.
That's it, Tom, take control.
Right, doggies. They've come back, the dealer's come back
-We're happy with that.
The silver items, 150 for the cigar grenade. OK?
£80 for the card case you both liked.
Or 105 for that heavy Chinese box.
-What would you prefer between the box and the card case? You like the card case.
Chinese silver, you can get some surprises, sometimes.
-I think we'll go with your advice.
-We'll go for the Chinese box.
We could still have the card case and forget these.
-We like these.
-We can't forget these.
-We love these.
-You love those.
So we're going to go for the Chinese box and the dogs. We're done!
-Our three items.
-That's hard, isn't it?
Confused? Me too.
So what did they buy?
First up were the tiny knife and fork for £13.50.
Let's hope the profit's larger.
Their faith in James is on the line,
with the silver Chinese box, for £105.
Last of all, £70 bought them two wooden doggie napkin rings.
-So how much did you girls spend?
£188.50. That's quite a difficult calculation.
Let's round it up!
-Would that be £111.50 of leftover lolly?
-There we are.
-Is that it? Got your 50p in there?
Where's the 50p, then? There you are.
There you go, James.
-Are you going to blow the lot, James?
-Well, I hope so.
-There's lots here.
-Well, good luck, James.
Have a good time, girls.
There's only a minute left for the Blues to make their final buy.
-They're both quality items, aren't they?
I think the decision will rely on the price alone on these.
Could you hold the line, please?
The compact will be £95 and the pen she'll do at £100.
Will she do the compact at £90?
Would you do the compact at £90?
You'd be fine with that, yes, OK.
Will she do the pen at £90?
Would you do the pen at £90?
Yes? Yes, yes.
Do you want to go for it? What do you want to do?
Is it going to be the pen or is it going to be the box?
-I think my heart's with the pen.
-Go with that, then.
Thank you very much.
-So, you've done it, well done.
Finally, they are all done.
Let's have a look at what they bought.
They found a silver inset brooch for £25. But will it sting them from the rostrum?
The ear-wax spoon at £115.
And a Japanese ivory pen, something to write home about at £90.
How much did you spend all round?
£230. That's quite an arresting amount.
£70 of leftover lolly somewhere, please?
Come on, now, dig deep.
There we go, £70, great.
That's what we like. Over to you.
What are you going to do with it?
Something equally as beautiful as these two here.
It will be beyond price.
It will be on price, but it will be special, it will be glitzy.
Good luck with that, good luck, girls.
We're heading off to Hampshire, a long way from Lincolnshire
but boy, is it going to be worth it!
Hinton Ampner: a typical Georgian manor house?
Well, not that typical because it was created in the 1930s by its last owner,
Ralph Dutton, 8th Lord Sherborne.
When Dutton inherited the estate, he described it as
"a Victorian design of exceptional hideousness".
His grandfather built over an earlier Georgian house.
Ralph thought his granddad had a complete lack of taste.
So, it just had to go.
Underneath all that Victorian hideousness,
was a Georgian house just longing to get out.
And Ralph just loved his Georgian houses.
So he did the business.
He removed the roof, reduced the profile, rebuilt the chimneys,
added bits, took bits away,
and lo and behold, a Georgian house was born.
And it was Georgian through and through.
Some would say that the most important element in any individual room,
the piece that sets the character of the whole room,
is the fireplace.
And it's true, it is the focal point.
We know that Ralph Dutton was obsessed by all things Georgian.
And we know that when he inherited this house, it was Victorian in feel and looks.
Well, it sure doesn't look Victorian now.
By introducing features like this Carrera marble fireplace surround,
with supremely restrained but classical lines,
and designed by Robert Adam,
Dutton certainly sets the tone for this room.
A very good thing to introduce into a room to give it a period feel is a mirror,
which is exactly what Ralph Dutton did here in the dining room.
But he introduced a spectacular mirror.
A mirror that had been designed and made by Robert Adam
for one of his houses in Grosvenor Square
called Derby House, which was demolished in the 1860s.
Dutton bought it in the 1930s
specifically for the dining room because he knew
that it would exactly counterbalance
the restrained fireplace.
What we've got here is a series of neo-classical elements
that Robert Adam, in his five years in Rome in the 1750s, would have absorbed.
And neo-classicism was in Robert Adam's blood.
It was this elegance that Ralph Dutton admired so much.
But the most ambitious thing that Dutton did to create this Georgian look in this room
was the ceiling.
The original Robert Adams ceiling was fitted into a house in Berkeley Square
that was about to be demolished in 1940.
What Dutton did was to get a plaster cast of the original created,
something called a squeeze, which was taken
for approximately one quarter of the original Adams ceiling
and then, from that cast, he recreated what we see today.
Fabulous, and with that, Dutton's vision was complete.
I wonder if our contestants will find themselves in a similar squeeze at the auction?
MUSIC: The Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge
We're at Richard Winterton's auction house in Lichfield today,
and our man with the gavel is the owner, Richard himself.
-Welcome to you.
-Very nice to be here.
Now, first up for the Reds is this miniature knife and fork.
How do you rate it?
It's a novelty little piece, isn't it?
Part of a child's tea set.
-Looks mid-19th century.
-Got some age to it, though.
-Doesn't mean everything though, does it?
-No, it doesn't.
Look at you and me.
-The ravages of time.
We both looked 16 when we started in this lark.
-Anyway, how much, then?
-£10 to £15.
£10 to £15? Well, that's OK, they paid £13.50.
They didn't pay a bonkers price, you'll get them a small profit.
Everybody will think you're a hero.
Fantastic. Good start.
-Now, this Chinese silver tea box.
-Do you like that?
-I do. Tested as silver, so it is silver.
Neat, tidy. Bit of decoration on the top.
-It's a good selling item.
I think we're going to be 80 - 100-ish.
They paid 105. If you've got an estimate of 80 - 100,
you've just got to push the boundary a bit.
I think we'll be fine with that one.
OK. Their last item,
are these two Scottie dogs. Do you rate these?
No. I'm really hoping they don't think they're Black Forest.
-They've got nothing about them at all. Pretty poor.
-What do you think they're worth?
-£15 - £20-ish.
-They paid 70.
I think they're heading for a thumping great loss with these miserable dogs.
In which case, they're going to need their bonus buy. Let's go and have a look at it.
Now, chicks, the leftover lolly moment. Right?
What did Brackers spend your £111.50 on?
-James, show us the worst.
Oh, dear, oh, dear.
-I know you wanted a walking stick.
It must be the others.
-Anyway, enjoy that, ladies. Go on.
-How could you not?
Looks slightly NHS to me.
There are some saving merits to it.
This is silver and niello, the rather nice Russian checkering going on there.
I rather like this very nice horn point. Save a bit of wear on that nice bamboo shaft.
-It does look very sturdy.
-What do you think?
I'm not that impressed. It's just a stick. Not even a good stick.
-What about you, Trace?
-It's not what I expected.
-Not the best stick I've ever seen.
-You're doing well, James.
I think I'm winning them over. Slowly.
Go on then, how much?
Rather embarrassingly, £40.
-You would not have let us spend £40 on that.
-Not a chance.
Ask him how much he thinks it's going to make.
What, 25? No!
Lovely, on that happy note,
you girls just think about it in the meanwhile,
but for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about
Right then, Richard, are you going to be able to give this a bit of stick?
Well, it is what it says on the tin.
It's a stick, with a bit of silver on it.
These are still quite collectible.
Do you think that's Russian, that niello stuff? Most of it is.
You've got one on me, if it is Russian.
-Used for rushin' about with!
-You're on form!
We're sharp today. We're on fire.
It's a very plain stick.
And terribly substantial.
Not much elegance with that.
-I think it's 40 - 50-ish.
Do you really? That's all right.
Well, Mr Braxton paid £40.
If you can get more than £40 he'd be delighted.
-On his bonus buy.
That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues, Gemma and Amy.
What a wacky lot of stuff we've got for them. First up,
their bug brooch.
It's got some appeal, Tim.
Bit brassy, though.
In gold it would be all right. Silver gilt is OK.
-Limited market, that's what we're saying.
Amy rated it anyway, so what's your estimate?
-I think we'll be around the 20 - 25 bracket.
-£25 they paid.
-So, perfectly happy with that.
this novelty, so-called wax removing articulated gadget.
What do you make of that?
Not a lot. It's plastic.
1900 - 1920s?
Somewhere around there.
I just can't see it being a wax spoon, it would break.
It's a funny object, so if they bought it really cheaply, then we've got a chance on it.
What's your estimate?
We put 20 - 30 on it, which has probably over-cooked it.
They paid 115.
This is going to be a disaster, isn't it? £115.
Now what about this Japanese, ivory pen?
-I quite like this.
-I can see that doing pretty well, to be honest.
-It's got quality.
-What's your estimate?
-We've gone 100, just above.
I won't be surprised if we get away at 110, 120.
They're spot on, then. They paid 90.
They'll get a small profit.
They might get a small profit out of the bug.
But the way we're looking at it,
the ear wax - not - remover
is going to torpedo them.
They're going to need their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it.
What do you suppose Thomas Plant spent your £70 on?
I've got no idea. They were things that we looked at on the day.
I'm possibly thinking the cow.
That's no cow!
-Definitely not a cow.
-It's a little gem,
for my gemmy girls. Look at that!
So, it's an Edwardian pendant, paste,
with a simulated pearl drop.
These are paste stones. I couldn't buy you two diamonds.
I'd be in trouble with my wife.
It's very pretty, anyway.
How much did that cost?
How much do you think it would have cost?
You're very close. £28 I paid for that.
It's set in silver, probably 1920s.
Maybe slightly earlier, about that date. It's lovely.
It's got a sterling mark on there,
which means it's probably continental. It could be American.
It's really sparkly.
Those stones, those paste stones are foil backed.
-So it does really catch the light.
-It's not a dull thing at all.
We were after sparkly things.
You are sparkly.
-I like things like this.
-I think that's lovely.
I think we've definitely got a profit here.
It would be lovely if we could double our money. If that came in...
It might make 60, then?
£50 - £80. It's lovely.
-I think it'll make more than that.
-You think so?
-Nothing wrong with optimism.
Anyway, you don't pick now, you pick later.
Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Tom's gem.
There we go, Richard, something for you to wear at the weekend.
-It's quite sweet, isn't it?
Pity they're not diamonds, but hey.
Typical Thomas Plant, he's bought it as a bonus buy.
He's hoping you're going to give a decent estimate.
It gets him out of the soup.
And, it may save his team's bacon.
I think it's a commercial item, even though they're not diamonds.
I think we'll be in the 40 - 50 bracket. It's a nice little item.
That's great. £28.
He'll be OK on that.
He should be all right on that.
Thank you for presenting it so beautifully.
-Are you taking the sale?
We're in safe hands.
100. Ten. 120, 120, 120.
120. Sold at 120.
-OK, girls, feeling excited?
-It's quite exciting.
When you get a crowded room like this, there isn't a square inch.
It's very good, that is encouraging.
I have a funny feeling they're going to be rooting for you, today.
I've just got that feeling. It's going to be fine.
-Now, are you worried about anything at all?
-Fully confident, we are.
If the worst comes to the worst, you've got
James's stick to lean on.
-The orthopaedic walking stick.
-There's the thing to think of,
his attractive walking stick.
Anyway, first up is your
knife and fork. Here it comes.
The miniature knife and fork. 19th century. Steel and bone.
Start me at five pounds.
-Six pounds, seven pounds,
The lady at 12. 15 at the back, madam?
£12 I'm bid.
-At £12 I'm bid.
-Oh, come on!
In the front here at £12.
-£18. At £18. No?
£20. At the back, £20. 20. All finished?
Sold at 20.
-£20. You've got £6.50.
-How good is that? £6.50 profit.
Now, your Chinese export box. Looking good all round.
There are bids on the book. Telephone is up as well.
-We will start at £100.
At 100. 100. 100. At 120.
At 160 I'm bid. At 160.
At 160. With me at 160.
-180 from China.
At 220 I'm bid.
220. All finished?
Sold on the telephone. 220.
I make that 95 plus 20
is 115. 115.
Settle down. 115.
Two tree-dog napkin rings. Circa about 1930.
£30. Second row at £30.
35 now. 35.
Middle room at 35.
£35. All finished?
Sold at 35.
Bad luck, girls.
You are £86.50 up.
I mean, who would have thought?
-We would have.
-I always said that box was good.
-We never doubted it.
No, seriously, that's a wow, isn't it?
So what are you going to do about the NHS stick, then?
-Quick. You going to go with it?
-Should we leave it?
-I think definitely...
-Here it comes. What you going to do?
Here it comes.
Crook-handled walking stick now.
Bids on the book. £20 I'm bid.
I'm bid at £20.
£25, £30. £35, £40.
Hang on, hang on.
At £40, I'm bid at £40.
-Commissioned bids at £40. Room is out.
We are sold, then, at £40.
Ho-ho-ho, wiped its face.
-That was amazing.
You are parking that, you lovely girls.
-How good is that, all right?
-Yeah. Very happy.
-The big trick now is don't speak to the Blues. Look gloomy.
-We can do that.
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-So, chicks, do you know how the Reds got on?
Right, fine. Well, you don't want to.
-Anyway, how are you feeling about your lots, children?
So, first up is your bug brooch, and it's happening now.
The gilt-metal insect brooch.
Nothing on my book. We have five pounds to start.
Five pounds bid. Five, eight, ten,
12, 15, 18, £20,
25... 25 up... £30.
35 right away. £40.
£80 at the very back, then, at £80.
-Where's that genius Amy?
-Sold, then, at 80.
-£80, that is fantastic.
-Might make up for your loss.
That is + £55.
Now, here comes the wax spoon.
Here comes the spoon.
At 30. At 30.
All finished? Sold at 30.
£30 is not so brilliant.
Anyway, now is the dip pen.
Lot 141, bit of interest on this lot. We're in at £70.
At £70, I'm bid 70. At 70.
At £70 I'm bid, 80. 90.
-£90 on the book, then, at £90.
At £90. Do we have 100? At £90.
All finished and sold at £90.
£90, it's wiped its face. You were minus £30 before, you are now still minus £30.
-What are you going to do?
-Go for it.
-You're going with the pendant?
That was close, wasn't it? Exciting...
It's a roller-coaster, isn't it?
So, we're going with Thomas's pick at £28, here it comes.
The Edwardian silver-and-paste pendant, then.
£10 to start me? Nothing on my book this time. £10 I'm bid.
£10 I'm bid. £10. 15.
£30 right at the very back. 35?
£50. At the left at £50.
-Sold at 50.
-£50 is very nice. That is £22. You're minus £8.
Having that huge loss on your ear-wax spoon, that's not bad, an £8 loss.
Minus £8 could be a winning score.
-Just don't talk to the Reds.
-We will not talk.
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Well, we don't have losers any more, only runners-up.
The runners-up today are, I'm afraid, the Blues.
The Blues, who started off by making a profit of £55 on their first item.
-I mean, £55 on that bug brooch!
-Only to lose £85 on the next item.
I'm sorry about that, Gems.
Anyway, you did go with the bonus buy,
which was an extremely smart thing to do.
Lovely £22 profit from that, Thomas.
That did retrieve the balance to only minus £8.
-But did you have a good time?
-We had a great time.
-We've loved having you on the show.
You've made a great couple of contestants.
But not good enough, I'm afraid, to beat our nurses,
who are actually going to go home with £86.50 in money!
-Yes! Look at that, there you go.
-Thank you very much!
That's several. Here's another £1.50 making £86.50,
which is so cool, isn't it?
To make a profit of £115 on the Chinese silver box, girls,
-was something else, wasn't it?
-So, Jules, how are you feeling?
-I feel victorious. Fabulous.
It's a lot of money to be wandering off with.
-What will you spend it on, Trace?
For medical purposes, I take it.
Quite right, too.
We had a great show. Join us soon for some more bargain hunting!
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The teams head to Hemswell antiques centre on their quest to find a bargain. James Braxton's red team have their eye on some cute and cuddly items, whilst Thomas Plant and the blue team turn up something bizarre. Tim Wonnacott visits Hampshire's Hinton Ampner to discover one man's obsession with the Georgian style.