Antiques challenge. Two teams of mums and daughters battle it out in Lincoln, and one of them manages to find one of Bargain Hunt's most profitable antiques!
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Over the centuries, Lincolnshire has been invaded by the Romans
the Danes, the Saxons, the Normans and now by us!
So join the stampede and let's go bargain hunting.
There are whole armies of folks here
scouring the stalls for trinkets and treasure
but will our teams have to go to battle
to get their mitts on the booty?
Well, they've only got an hour, so charge!
-Today's invading armies are all relatives.
-My mind is opening up.
So, let's hope there's no fighting over their £300.
-I like it.
Before you look, I'm going to take the price tag off.
Who will be victorious? There's only one place to find out.
One of the most profitable things ever bought on Bargain Hunt.
Two teams of mothers and daughters today.
We'd best be on our best behaviour.
-Joanne, are you going to rise the shopping challenge today?
You work quite hard, don't you?
I don't do so much now. The kids do that for me.
What is your work?
We sell mobility aids, wheelchairs, scooters, stairlifts.
Now, you met your partner in rather an unusual way.
Yeah. I've been widowed a few years, and decided I needed a dog.
I got the free paper to look.
As I was going to put it in the bin, there was an advert saying,
David, widower, so I thought, "Oh yeah, I've got to do this
-had a date, and we've been together ever since.
Do you have a laugh that you were looking for a dog
-and finished up with him.
Does he take that joke pretty well?
-Yeah, he barks back often.
Do you enjoy working for the family business, Nicola?
Love it, yeah. It's been 19 years.
Every day is different, every client is different.
-It's very special, isn't it?
-It is. It's lovely.
I've a feeling this family teamwork
is going to work out for you on Bargain Hunt.
-Very good luck, you lovely Reds.
Now, our lovely Blues.
-You come from a very close family.
-Yes, we do.
What do you and your mother get up to?
Quizzes, we go pub quizzing - not always pubs, village halls.
Any quiz that we see in the paper, we're up for.
-You've also travelled to some very exotic places.
I was a travel agent for 25 years.
So I did luckily go to places all over the world.
I've been to some nice spots.
Do you ever get to go on any trips with your old man?
Yeah, we had a great time in Saint Lucia.
We went to Saint Lucia, we arrived at the hotel.
There was a big bouquet and a bowl of fruit.
"Congratulations on your wedding. Welcome to the honeymoon suite."
-It was marvellous.
-You'd been married how long?
Oh, I see, yes.
-Peggy, you don't let the grass grow under your feet.
-I hope not.
We've heard about these pub quizzes, it says on my card
you are an absolute brainbox in the pub quiz department.
-Is that because you read the paper a lot, keep up to date?
-Yes, if you read, you accumulate general knowledge.
-It's a question of retaining it too, though.
I went on The Weakest Link, and that was pressure!
-Have you been on it?
-Oh, yes. Two years ago.
-I loved it.
-How did you get on?
-Round 5. One question wrong.
Well, lovely to have you on the show.
I hope you do rather better than on The Weakest Link.
-I hope we will.
Anyway, the money moment. The vital link. The cash link.
-The £300 moment.
There you are. Your £300. You know the rules.
Your experts await.
Off you go. And very, very, very good luck.
Well, isn't that charming!
I'd rather be on this programme than The Weakest Link.
Answering questions from the Red team is David Harper.
And being a strict with the Blues, it's James Lewis.
-Right, you two crazy girls, are you all excited?
-What are you looking for? I like
-porcelain, Worcester porcelain.
-So were really on the porcelain, pottery theme.
-A little chair, or something.
-You like furniture?
-Oh, I love furniture. Jo?
-I love silver too. I love you two.
-Isn't that pretty?
You can find anything and everything.
Darth Vader there and then a big propeller, three propellers.
-Isn't that fantastic?
-Yeah, all sorts.
-Don't like that.
-That's quite nice, that picture frame. Like that?
-Yes, I do.
-It's nice bevelled glass. Missing a bit, but it IS silver.
There's the hallmark.
-You've an anchor for Birmingham.
-The letter E.
-What date is that?
-I think it's about 1910.
Yeah, sounds about right.
Silver is very soft and this has been made incredibly thinly.
-Look at the style, what does that remind you of?
-Art Deco, Rococo. No.
-Almost, somewhere in between.
-That's what I meant.
-I like that.
-What's trade on that one?
-Look around more?
-Remember where it is.
-Is that the death trade?
48, that's the death, I'm afraid. I can't do any better.
-I like it.
-I like it.
If it wasn't for that damage, it'd be the cheapest thing.
However, it IS what it is. It's good quality.
-It's got the bevelled glass.
-I'd buy it.
-Do it for 42.
-Go on then.
-Quick these two, aren't they?
-Exactly the kind of women we love.
-That was 1½ minutes.
-And you're not the one who likes silver.
-I love to get one in early.
-Is that all right?
-That is nice.
-Now, where's your expert, Blues?
-We've lost him. Oh, dear.
He's right over there.
Your team's supposed to be on the hunt for bargains,
not for you!
-Most of this is junk.
"The loss of a father is great The loss of a mother is more
"The loss of Our Saviour is such As no man can restore."
-There's no mark on it.
-How old do you think that would be?
-As old as that?
But, talking about the death of your father, of your mother?
-We need one with a cheerful verse.
-We need to find a cheerful one.
"We found our father, our mother, what a great day we're having"
would be much better.
Well, at least THEY found you! That's a start!
Yeah, go on.
-It don't work.
-It probably does, but I'm rubbish. Have a go.
Go on, Nic.
-DAVID IMITATES A HORN
And I'm not even going to try!
So it's horn mounted with silver plate.
You've got the stag's head there which is good.
You've got that country set, the cartouche that's not engraved,
and either an ivory or a bone tip.
-It's very late Victorian, early Edwardian.
In its day it would have been a fortune to make,
even if that IS silver plate.
That is, in actual fact, a good quality thing.
Can I just ask what you've got on the horn?
Yes, I had £25. I'll do it for 20.
-What do you think?
-I like it.
-OK, let's get it.
-But is it going to make us any money?
-I don't know.
-Mind you, it's dead quirky.
-Yeah, I like it.
-Well, if you like it.. Would 15 get it?
-I was going to say 18.
-So are you going to bag it at 18?
-Happy at 18?
-We'll have that one as well.
You two are sent from heaven. I love you.
-Well be back in five minutes.
-They call them angels.
That's a nice plate. It's Poole. Aegean.
-What do you think, James?
-It's a nice thing.
-It's a good size.
Everybody knows it, easy to sell. Just depends how much it is.
-What sort of price?
-That's around £30 at auction.
-My best on it is £30.
-25? James, shall we have this for £25?
-I don't think there's a huge profit in it.
-We'll think about that.
-We'll think about that?
-A good reserve.
You've got a potential fiver profit or loss.
-No potential for a big profit there.
So, girls, we've got what seems an eternity to buy a third item.
-I'd like a chair, a little chair.
-Why would you like a chair?
-I've no idea.
-You're a bit mad, aren't you?
Let's look for some furniture.
YOU might have some time on your hands
-Fancy a three-piece suite for 45 quid?
But YOU LOT are still empty-handed!
-How much is he, please?
-How about this, Victorian silver?
-Let's ask how much it is.
-Shall we ask?
-Yes, shall we ask the stallholder?
-How much is the mirror, please?
-I think we'll leave that one for now.
-We can always come back.
-Yes, we'll keep our eye on that.
-You really need to get a move on.
James, to take control.
The key is to be very quick on every object.
-If we spend four minutes looking at a hand mirror...
..that's four minutes we haven't got to find our last thing. Absolutely.
Well, the Blue team can't find anything they like,
but I'm having much better luck.
Here's a bit of social history for you.
What would be your biggest nightmare as an Edwardian hostess
and about to set forth with a dinner party for 12 guests?
Your biggest problem would be
how you place your guests around the dining table.
You've got 12 of 'em, right?
In the Edwardian period you would either have this "placement",
that's the arrangement where everybody sits,
printed expensively at the local printers before the dinner party
or you'd have it were written out by the butler.
So, your hostess is presented, in this instance,
with 12 little tablets of white ivory,
but some cunning silversmith has come up with these little clips.
And if I slip the numeral off,
you can see the clip is made with a little prong at the back
and the sliver of ivory ivory fits most perfectly.
So she's got her 12 guests.
She knows James is likely to want to sit at the top of the table
on the left-hand side,
so she simply writes out, with a pencil on the piece of ivory,
Her next guest is called Anthea. Here we go. "Anthea."
And she thinks, "I'm going to place Anthea next to James."
And so forth, until she makes up her placement of 12.
Then she thinks, "Hang on a minute,
"wasn't Anthea once married to James?
"I can't possibly have them sitting next to one other."
So she'd take Anthea
and put her somewhere else in the place order around the table
and make quite sure before the final version is prepared
everybody is going to be sitting happily next door to one another.
At the end of the evening, she'd simply take a rubber
and rub Anthea off the tablet of ivory
and be ready for her next social engagement.
I think this is a great set. Incredibly rare.
I don't think I've ever seen one exactly in this form
and it's just redolent of an idle and an early age.
So what's a little set like this worth?
Well, it could be yours today, out there in the fair, for £20.
Is that cheap or not? Well, it's not much per head, is it?
Sadly, it's too early for dinner, so, back to the shopping.
Now what about that then, girls?
Do you like that? Chinese cloisonne pot
which looks like it's a very early Ming dynasty thing, but it isn't.
-Don't like it.
-You don't like it? I love oriental pieces.
All my life I've had a crazy fascination.
-It's nice, but I wouldn't buy it.
-It's not to my cup of tea.
-You know what you like and you don't like.
You girls are getting picky!
But have the Blues lowered their standards?
-How desperately do you want to sell?
-What have I got on it?
I can do it for 12.
-You really want to lump that around?
-That's a tenner.
-Is it? What is it?
-Just a simple little ink stand.
-Yes, it's heavy.
It's not got any great quality.
Is eight quid any good? If it makes a tenner.
Make it nine and you can take it.
-What do you think?
-We're getting desperate.
We still have two things to find.
Not going to make a huge loss.
Takes the pressure off a bit to think clearly.
Don't like it, don't think it's going to make a great profit, but
-It's not much of a loss either.
-There we go.
Let's see what happens, eh? Take that and see.
-At £9 you've a deal.
-Brilliant. Thank you.
-Girls, point something out if you like it.
-Can't see anything.
The girls are good. In the beginning, incredibly impressive,
straight in there, making decisions like proper antique dealers.
They're very strong-willed and strong-minded which I love.
I'm finding Nicola a real challenge in the nicest possible way.
-Nicola, you're not looking excited.
-Not keen. Sorry. Not keen.
Everything I point out to her, she doesn't like.
I'm pointing out anything, just because I love the response.
-Do you like it, Nicola?
-No, not my cup of tea.
-Not your tipple.
-It's not you?
-Victorian hors d'oeuvres dish.
-Don't you like that?
-Sure you don't like the lion?
Look at that little chap. Now I just think that's quite sweet.
-Before you look, I'm going to hide and take the price tag off.
I'd just like to have your opinion on that.
-Have a look.
-It's very light.
-It's a little Chinese gourd.
-It's all hand-carved.
-Oh, look, a little pig.
A little pig running through bushes.
-Do you like it?
-Yeah, I do.
-What would you expect the price to be?
-Maybe 20, 30?
-It should make £20, £30, shouldn't it?
-What have they charged?
I think we can splash out, James.
-I know it's not a lot.
-Should we ask his best price?
-Do you want to ask him?
-Here we go.
That's your job.
-There he is, go and ask him.
-All right. I will.
-Peggy, let's run.
-Yes, as fast as we can.
-Hey, guys, 100 per cent discount.
-100 per cent?
-Well, 50, then.
It's not quite free, but £1.
-Tim is going to go mad, we've spent a tenner.
-I know, I know.
-We need to find something good.
We've got 15 minutes.
You grab one there and look at the bases.
So they're in mint condition? Nothing wrong with them at all.
So Royal Doulton...
They would date to 1891 to about 1910, before the First World War.
-A good age on them.
But that, for me, is glorious.
The colour is fantastic, the decoration is Art Nouveau.
Yeah, I like them. It's whether Nicola likes them. Yeah, I do.
-The first yes.
-Did you say you like them?
-Yes, I do.
-It's a celebration.
-What would be the absolute double death trade?
90. Really?! Can't do them for less.
-Do them for 70.
-I can't. I'll do them for 80 quid.
-To be honest, who can criticise us for buying good quality Doulton?
-Pair of, for 80?
-I think they're a bargain.
-Going to go have them?
-Thank you. Good man.
-Wonderful. You've saved my life.
We were running out of time.
-Well done, you two.
Jo, isn't it fantastic to find something Nicola likes.
-Yep. Well done, Nicola.
-At the risk of being a bore...
-We do have to make a decision.
What do you think we should do?
-You've got 13 minutes left.
If you want to spend some money, let's go inside and blow £200.
-Absolutely, let's do it.
-We can try.
-Let's do it.
How much is the scent bottle with the plain top?
-At the bottom?
-160. 165, it says on it.
-Shall we have a look?
-We'll have a look.
Yeah. It's an unusual shape.
-I like it.
-I think that's worth £80 at auction.
-What's your absolute very, very best?
-How much time do we have?
Oh dear, what do you think, James?
It's a really lovely object.
A practical object.
People can still use these, have them on their dressing tables.
Also, scent bottles are a great collecting market.
There are lots of people after them. Problem is the price.
-But, you have to go with your heart occasionally.
-And, if you like it I'm 100 per cent behind you.
-Yes, I like it.
I REALLY like it.
-Would you take 100 on this?
-I think that looks better quality.
Go on, then. Happy with that?
-Want to go for it?
-We'll go for it.
-We're out of time.
I think we should. It's very nice.
-If you want to go for it, go for it.
-We'll go for it.
-We'll take that.
Time to see what the Reds bought.
The ladies think they can see a profit in the Art Nouveau mirror.
And, blow me, if they didn't manage to find this hunting horn
for a mere £18.
The last choice, a smart pair of Royal Doulton vases
for the discerning bidder.
What can I buy you?
-I should think something stronger than tea!
-Did you have a great time, Jo?
-Really enjoyed it.
-All right going round with the mother?
-Not too bad.
-She did as she was told.
-For a change.
-For a change.
-Which is your favourite piece?
-The silver mirror.
-What about you, Nicola?
-The same, the frame.
-How much did you spend?
-£160 of left-over lolly, I would like.
Thank you very much. Very kind.
-Now that is quite a wodge for you, isn't it, David?
-Love it, Tim.
Great feel. Big wodge of cash in my hand.
-You going to spend the lot, David Harper?
-I don't know.
-But I might buy these two something oriental.
-Uh-oh, is all I can say.
-See you later.
Why don't we check out what the Blue team bought?
Peggy and Jo dipped into their purse
and paid just £9 for the marble ink stand.
They hope the Japanese gourd with the pig carving
might just save their bacon with its tiny price tag of £1.
Then an altogether different flavour
with the Art Deco cut-glass scent bottle.
I can't bear any more of this shopping. It's doing my nut.
-Hi, girls. How did you get on?
-Could have been better.
-Could have been better.
-What was the problem?
-Didn't spend enough.
-You'll be horrified with us.
You're going to have to own up.
-What did you spend?
-Oh, that's not too bad.
-It's not that brilliant, either, on three items.
But, Tim, by the end of the second item, we'd spent 10.
-Oh, my Lord.
-Yes, so we could only improve.
-Oh, my lordy!
They rescued me. They really did rescue me.
-We splashed out on the last one.
-£180 I would like, please.
-Have you got that?
-Thank you very much.
-That's a lot of money, isn't it?
One thing I really have decided
is these ladies love things of real quality and class.
They love ceramics and we failed to find anything.
So I'm going to try and find a really beautiful of porcelain.
I love it when he really gets his head down. Good luck, James.
Good luck, team.
Now we're heading off to our usual stately home moment.
The only thing I'm going to tell you is it's not local.
You find me today wandering down a west Kensington street in London,
a street full of houses that all seem absolutely identical.
Apart from this one.
So what's all this about?
You'll find out in just a second.
This house belonged to Edward Linley Sambourne,
a cartoonist for the satirical magazine Punch.
And it's special because it hasn't changed a jot for over 100 years.
What's really nice about these London houses
is that they often have a drawing room upstairs
that's of really generous proportions, which is the case here.
When the Sambournes bought this house in 1875,
the first thing they did, surprise, surprise, was redecorate,
but in the Aesthetic style.
Now, the Aesthetic style was a reaction
against the heavy mid-Victorian brown decoration
and they achieved that by introducing such detailing
as a Dado rail
and also a plate rail.
The first principle of the Aesthetic movement decorating manual is...
not too much clutter.
The first thing the Sambournes did was to clutter the place up!
First off, they went to a local house sale and bought 150 items.
The inventory by 1878 records 250 objects
in this drawing room alone.
Such was the lack of space, even in the drawing room,
that by 1878, Sambourne felt he had to add on this additional bay.
Because the glazed space would have looked out over the neighbours
it gave him an opportunity to design some stained and painted glass.
It looks very Aesthetic movement
with a pot at the bottom here that could have easily been designed
by William De Morgan, with these stylised fish
and growing out of the pot,
the emblems which epitomise the Aesthetic movement,
a row of sunflowers.
And as a reminder of Linley Sambourne's lineage,
he's introduced into each squares elements from his coat of arms.
The Sambournes loved their art at 18 Stafford Terrace
and they also enjoyed their mod cons. Hello.
MUSIC: AFTER THE BALL IS OVER
But possibly the ultimate in Victorian communications in the home
was one of these things.
Installed by Linley Sambourne
so he could communicate between the floors of the house
and also the stable which is across the yard at the back.
If he wanted something,
he'd take out the ivory bung and give it a blow.
That sound would go down the tube, alert the servants
who'd then come to their receiver and he'd say,
"Bring me up a cup of tea."
And then he'd listen.
What do you mean, "Take a running jump"?
I don't know. It's so difficult to get the staff these days.
Of course, the big question today is
who is going to be the whistleblower at the auction house?
Well, it's great to be at Golding Young & Thomas Mawer saleroom
in Grantham with Colin Young.
-Good morning, Tim. How are you?
-Great to be here.
Now, first up for Joanne and Nicola is this strut table mirror.
Yes, nice little easel mirror there. Decent size.
Good, flowing Art Nouveau styling and sides to it.
Very good. It's just the condition.
-It's a bit flaky, isn't it?
So how much, then?
I've put an estimate on it of 80 to 120 and that reflects the damage.
It would have been easily £150, £200.
David Harper is going to love you.
-£42 he paid, which is marvellous, Colin.
-Thank you very much for that.
-That's all right.
-Next is the hunting horn.
-Yep. Obviously not very old.
The mounts that are on it are pretty poor quality.
We've still put an estimate of 50 to 80 on it.
Hopefully that will inspire people to bid a bit more for it.
-Only £18 was paid for that.
-Joanne's going to love you - she found that.
Now, let's try on for size the pair of Doulton vases.
Nice bit of Slaters patent.
-Pretty traditional, aren't they?
-Yes, but they're sizeable.
They're quite a statement piece.
So 80, 120 for something of that size, scale and nature.
They paid £80, you're estimating £80 to £120,
which does show how the mighty has fallen.
That pair of vases ten years ago would have been worth £200 to £300.
-Hold on to your horses with that.
That is the most encouraging and positive start
-we've had for a Red team for some time.
They're not going to need their bonus buy, according to your estimates.
But let's have a look, anyway.
Jo and Nicola, you spent a magnificent £140.
Well, it wasn't THAT magnificent.
And you gave up £160.
Did you blow the lot, David?
You know what part of the world this is from, don't you?
-Tell me what you think.
-I quite like that.
Hold it tight. It's Japanese. It's Kutani ware.
We've got two characters, a wise man and his wife,
or his...close friend, I don't know.
They're probably in search of enlightenment.
The colours are gorgeous.
It's on its original wall hanger, which I haven't taken off.
I don't think you'd want to take it off.
Very unusual, and right up my street. I love this.
It's nice, and how much did you pay?
You are dreadful!
-What do you think?
But I think it was an absolute stonking bargain.
If that doesn't make a profit there's something drastically wrong with this world.
It's a funny old world, this!
No, seriously. You've heard the pearls of wisdom from the man.
You don't pick it now. Your opportunity comes later,
after the sale of your first three items. But for the viewers at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's plate.
-There you go. Something to excite you.
Piece of Japanese Kutani, date-wise probably about 1900.
Technically it's a wonderful thing and it IS good quality,
but I think the visual doesn't work.
What's your estimate, Colin?
I've put a lowly 30 to 50 on it, I'm afraid.
David Harper paid £25, and he's a man who doesn't pay more
than you need to pay.
That's it for the Reds, now for the Blues.
-Peggy went bonkers on the ink stand.
I think because it's carved marble,
and from that point of view it is pretty substantial.
Lovely variegation within the marble.
Good, strong green and grey colours within it.
-I think it's a very saleable item.
-What's your estimate?
-I've put 30 to 50 on.
But I think the inkwells are quite dreadful. They would need changing.
-But the body of it is great.
-Peggy will be pleased. £9 she paid.
-What you call a snip.
Now we're moving on to a Japanese gourd.
-I think it's a gourd. Well, it's almost spherical.
-How do you rate it?
-We put an estimate of £30 to £50.
I think it's a case of trying to encourage people to look at it,
rather than look away from it.
Do you think it might bring £30?
-It could be that level.
-Well, they paid £1.
They got more adventurous with the scent decanter.
-A good-looking thing, isn't it?
-It is. Very good.
Lovely curved shaping to the underside of the lid.
Very standard item. £50, £80 - how does that sound?
Not enough. Well, £110 they paid for it.
-So this is going to be very tight, Colin.
They're going to need their bonus buy. Let's look at it!
Now, Jo and Pegs, you spent £120, chickens. Yes?
You gave £180 to James Lewis. What did he blow it on?
-Well, I couldn't hide it under the cloth. It's this.
-There we go.
What do you think to that?
At the moment, scrap metal is on a high
and that is solid brass.
So even if we have to melt down, I think there might be a profit.
It's a piece of Arts and Crafts metalwork. It's 1880 and 1890.
And it's telescopic.
There's a little ratchet so you can adjust that
and raise it to whatever height you wish.
-How much was it?
-Got to be profit in that.
-There has to be, hasn't there?
-He says hopefully.
If there's a guaranteed profit, that's it.
-I like it.
-I'm quite impressed.
-We are impressed. We're impressed.
Let's find out for the viewers if the auctioneer is similarly impressed.
That's a bit of a monster, isn't it?
-It's not ALL bad news.
-Is it not? Good.
-There's good news and bad news.
-The good news?
The good news is, it's an object that people can spend hours cleaning.
-In the time they've got left, they can spend dusting it.
-Cleaning and dusting.
-That's the good news.
The bad news is it must be well over 10 years
-since one of these sold well at auction.
Anywhere in the UK.
-Do we have an estimate?
-Yes, we've put 50 to 80 on it,
but I don't hold out that much hope.
James Lewis has bought it as a bonus buy.
-He paid £38 for it.
I think he reckons you could melt it down and get change out of £38.
-That's your challenge, Colin. You love a challenge.
You're our favourite auctioneer. Well done.
-How are you feeling?
-Yeah, I am.
First up is the table mirror and here it comes.
Who's going to start me at 120? 100 to go. 100.
80, if we have to. Who's going to be first in? 50?
OK, 30. Let's get on. 30 bid.
35. 40. 40 bid.
45. 50. 60, may I say?
55. 60. 60. 65? No. £60.
£60 bid. 5 anywhere else now? 65.
70. And 5. 75 bid. 80.
-90 bid now? 90. 95. No.
-Look at this.
-90 bid. 5 again now?
We're nowhere yet. At 90 bid.
-5 anywhere else?
-Last call. 95 back in.
95. 100, may I say?
100. 105. Let's keep progress rolling.
110 now, may I say? 110.
110. 15 now. 115, no.
110. Front row here.
Last call, this is your last chance. We sell at £110.
Would that be...? That would be... That would be a lot, that would.
-That's all we need to know.
-That would be 58, £68.
-Oh! You're a dreamboat!
-At a stroke.
The hunting horn.
£50 for this. 50. 50. 30.
-Might not be so.
OK, it's going to come as a bit of a blow, but 10.
10. 10 bid. 15 now do I see? 10 bid.
15 now surely. 15 and 20.
25. Bid 30. And 5 now.
-35. 38 bid. 40 not now.
38, last call.
Sells at £38.
£38. You are plus 20.
Look at that!
Now, will we get a profit on the third item?
Pair of Royal Doulton baluster vases.
Again, Slaters patent. Substantial things.
Who's going to start me £80?
-It might not...
£50. Who's going to be first in?
-Thank you. 50. 5 anywhere else now?
At 55. Bid 60. 60. 5. 65.
Any more now? 70. And 5 now.
-70 at the back of the room.
75, surely. At 70, then,
selling, all done. At £70.
-£70. You are minus £10.
You were 88, you're now plus 78. No shame in that, girls.
-But no pins.
-But no pin.
-Going with the plate?
-Want to go with it? You decide.
-I'm not deciding.
-Come on, Ma.
-Go on, then.
We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes. The Japanese charger.
Who's going to start me at 50? 30 to go.
£30? 30? 20 to go.
20 bid. 22 bid.
25 bid. 28 do I see now?
25 bid. 28 now do I see? 28. At 28.
At 28 bid. 30 is the last call.
-On the market at 28. No! All gone at £28.
-I don't believe it, David.
But that's OK. £28 is plus £3.
Lovely, because that takes you over the 80. You are plus 81 smackers.
-We can't worry, can we?
-Jo and Pegs, do you know how the Reds got on?
No, well, we don't want you to. Perfect.
-Are you feeling confident, Jo?
First up is your ink stand. And here it comes.
A 19th-century green marble inkstand.
£40 or £50?
Who's going to start me at £20.
Thank you, £20 bid.
-And 2 now, surely. At 20 and 2 now.
22. 25. 28. Bid 30, 32.
-At 32. Bid 5 or not?
Selling in the room at £32.
-£32. Is 22, 23. Plus £23.
-That's a good start.
Here comes your gourd. Scratched up.
Who's going to start me at £50?
For a gourd. 50. 50.
£40. Who's going to start me at 20?
£10. 10 to go, then.
10 bid. 12 bid.
-15. 15. 18. 20.
-You only paid £1!
22. 5 or not? All done at £22.
That is marvellous, which means that's a profit of £21.
That has to be one of the most profitable things ever bought
on Bargain Hunt.
Spend £1 and get £22 back. Now here comes the scent bottle.
A George V glass scent bottle.
We start the bidding at 20. And 5 now?
At 20 and 5. 25. Bid 30 and 5.
Bid 40. And 5.
50 now. At 45 bid, 50 now, do I see? 50 on the internet.
55. Bid 60 now.
60 over there. 65 now.
70 and 5.
-It's getting there.
80 from anywhere else? 78, front row has it.
At £78, and 80 back in. And 2, may I say now?
82 bid. 85 bid. 88, may I say now? 88. 90.
-Look at this.
-They've gone away.
-Sells at £88.
-£88. That's 12 short of 100. That's minus 22.
Minus 22. You had plus 44, which means you're plus £22.
-How good is that?
-You're £22 up.
What are we going to do about that standard lamp?
-Going to risk it?
-We'll try it.
You're risking all with the bonus buy. Here it comes.
The 19th-century Arts and Crafts brass and copper oil lamp standard.
-£50. Who's first at 50?
-It's worth more than that for scrap!
Always very popular in sales. 30.
-That is insane!
-£20 bid. The lady's bid.
28 now. 28 bid. Bit of competition.
30. £30 bid.
32. 35 now, may I say? At 32 at the back of the room.
5 anywhere else for this? We sell, then, at £32.
-Bad luck. Minus £6.
-Do you know...
-Which still means...
-It was in the wrong section of the sale.
-Wrong section of the sale, absolutely.
You have £16. You are plus £16. Nothing the matter with that, girls.
-Don't say a word to the Reds.
-No point in the spoiling their day.
What a great day we've had.
Both teams making substantial profits.
It's enough to make the cockles of your heart warm up.
But, sadly, the team with less money to go home with
-are the Blues.
Which is bad luck, girls. It started out so beautifully.
Then that wretched scent bottle let you down a tad.
As a result, you will go home with £16,
which is no bad score, actually.
There's your tenner,
I don't have a fiver, so we've gone for a lot of coins.
-There we go. Thank you!
-Have you had a nice time, Pegs?
We've loved having you on the show.
-But the victors today, my gosh, with £81.
There's your £80, darling.
-Here comes the one. It was a very good result.
What are you going to spend all this money on, Nics?
Well, you are nothing short of a national treasure.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
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Two teams of mums and daughters battle it out in Lincoln, and one of them manages to find one of Bargain Hunt's most profitable antiques! Tim Wonnacott takes a trip to London and visits a cartoonist's colourful home.