Hemswell 31 Bargain Hunt


Hemswell 31

Antiques challenge. The programme travels to Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire as James Braxton and Thomas Plant lead the teams on their search for a bargain.


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We're at the Hemswell Antiques Centre,

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a place with a lot of history.

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Did you know that this was once

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a Lancaster bomber base?

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Well, chocks away! And let's go bargain hunting!

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'Welcome, bargain hunters. What a show we have for you today!

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'There's a difference of opinion in the red ranks.'

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-I can see from your face, you're thinking, "Ghastly!"

-Yes!

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'The blue brigade takes a different approach.'

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Yay! Heads for that, tails for that. That was the deal.

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'But what does fate have in store at the auction?'

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-Oh, no!

-What?

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AUCTIONEER: £5 I'm bid...

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Hey! That's a profit!

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'So, who have we got?'

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For the reds today, we have married couple Jenna and Lee.

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Lovely to see you. You got married in 2007.

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You weren't the only lovebirds, were you?

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No, we had a couple of doves released at the ceremony.

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As Jenna threw hers up, it did a poo on her wedding dress.

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-A bit embarrassing.

-This emotional moment didn't go exactly to plan.

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-No, it didn't.

-You work on a farm?

-Yes.

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-A dairy farm in Leicestershire.

-How many cows?

-220 at the moment.

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-How long have you been doing this for?

-11 years.

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You must have started when you were nine!

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-I went to agricultural college, where I met Jenna.

-Oh, brilliant.

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-Are you an agriculturalist too?

-I was studying horses when I met Lee.

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Now I've changed career.

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-What do you do?

-I'm training to be a paramedic.

-Completely different!

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-You'll be in the ambulance?

-I'll be in the ambulance with a crew mate and in the car, sole responder.

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-How long's training for paramedics?

-Two years.

-Is it?

-Yeah. Full-time. It's been really good.

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-What's your game-plan today?

-Spend little, make a lot.

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-Oh, really?

-Yeah. Absolutely.

-That's miserable!

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Oh, Lord! Anyway, I hope you enjoy your day.

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Very nice to meet you. Rosie, Peter. Lovely to see you.

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-How are you?

-Very well.

-You're partners in more than one sense.

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We are. Yes. We've been together for 18 years.

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-Partners in lurve!

-In lurve, yes.

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And also, we're partners in building.

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-Literally building?

-Yes. I do all the heavy stuff.

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-Do you? With the concrete blocks?

-I have my own mixer.

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What colour's your mixer?

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It's orange. They didn't do pink.

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Now, you are the girl with the eye for the detail.

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-Yes.

-Does that mean you're a bit fussy?

-I don't know about fussy!

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Most girls who have a good eye for detail are a bit fussy.

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You might not think you're fussy but I bet you are, if you're good with detail.

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-When the house is nearly completed, you do all the snagging?

-Yes.

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And all the cleaning, usually. Cleaning up after him.

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-Not too good.

-Peter, tell me about your interest in antiques.

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We used to live at Stoke-on-Trent and spent many a lunchtime

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in the Moorcroft shop, and bought some lovely things.

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And they've all shot up in value.

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They have. Yes. I bought a lovely charger. I think I bought it for £30.

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-It's making £300 at the minute.

-That's good.

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-What's your plan for victory today?

-Spend the lot.

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-Our expert's going to get £10 at the most!

-I love it!

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The complete contrary! Very good luck with those ambitions.

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It's the money moment. £300 apiece.

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You know the rules. Your experts await, and off you go.

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And very, very, very good luck.

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I love it! Spend nothing. Spend the lot. Whatever's going to happen?

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'Our experts are going to help our teams splash the cash.

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'Herding the rural red team is:

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'Making plans with the blue builders is:'

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A nice bit of taxidermy there.

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It's £375.

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Do you think it's an albino fox, or is that the sun?

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I think it's just faded. It's still got orange on its neck.

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-What about Julius Caesar's younger brother?

-Lovely.

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-Has it got a price on it?

-It has.

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-£2,950.

-Right, just slightly out of our...

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'You've gone stoney faced, James.'

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Those are quite smart.

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Pair of French bronze candlesticks with malachite, that chain base.

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I don't like gilty goldy things.

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-You don't like the flash?

-No.

-The bling.

-No. Don't like the bling.

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'Goodbye bling!'

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-What does that edge feel like?

-Nice and smooth.

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Sometimes your eyes can lie. It's useful to feel round them.

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-It's quite a nice little piece.

-Pretty.

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-What sort of age would that be?

-I'm rather hoping it's 1860, 1880.

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But it could equally be Edwardian, about 1900, 1910.

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If we could get that for 22, 25,

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-we set ourselves in a position for profit.

-OK. Lovely.

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-Well done. Go and see the lady.

-I will.

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-So we're looking at maybe 20...?

-27.

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Do you think she'd go 25, a nice round number?

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It's a tenner off, then, I suppose.

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-Yes. I think she'd be OK with that.

-That'd be lovely.

-25.

-Thank you.

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'Well, that was easy. First bargain in the bag for the reds.

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'Thomas has come over all musical.'

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GLASS RINGS

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Glass always tings even with a chunk out of the bottom.

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The ring also indicates it has been hand-blown.

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If it's not hand-blown, it would sound dead like this.

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TAPPING

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I quite like this style.

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It's probably late Deco.

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-'30s, '40s.

-It's really attractive.

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-It is quite a pretty set.

-What price should we try for?

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120 would be ideal. 120 would be a real winner. What do you think?

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-I wonder if we'd get a better deal if we bought off the same...

-You could try.

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-We'll have a little look.

-Is there something else you want to look at?

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A cigar box, a cigar holder.

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I think they used to have these torpedo-shaped cigars.

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-You don't really see cigars this sort of shape nowadays.

-No.

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You've got it against your warm body, it should be air-tight

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cos you want to maintain humidity.

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This is made in Cuba

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and the Dominican Republic, these hot places with 100% humidity.

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It is silver, though, isn't it?

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-It is silver.

-It's got the hallmarks.

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Gilded in the interior. It's a novelty. How much is it, Lee?

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79.

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-I think that's too expensive for an out-moded item.

-Yeah.

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-It's engraved as well, so that might detract.

-Yeah.

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It's nice hand-engraving, though.

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When it comes down to 35, we might consider it.

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'He's tinging again!'

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-How much is that?

-It's £65.

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It's Dartmouth Devon pottery.

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The thing about it is it's golfing,

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and golfing memorabilia always hold a premium.

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-The detail's really nice.

-The detail is lovely. The golfer in white.

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And what's lovely is you've got the ball and flag.

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You rarely see that detail on the reverse.

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I think it's good but, yes, you need to work at that price.

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-If we got it down to 40?

-Well, yes. 50, 40.

-£50.

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-It's something to ask about.

-And it's blue!

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-Is blue your favourite colour?

-Well, we're the blue team!

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'Keep up, Thomas!'

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-What's that?

-Crown Devon Fieldings, a Stoke-on-Trent pottery.

-Is it?

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Yeah, yeah. The Fairyland lustre, it is popular, I have to say.

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It's as pretty and as perfect as you want it to be.

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-When was it made?

-In about 1915.

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I'd be happy with these two and forego the glass. These are really nice pieces.

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-And stay off the glass?

-When you get close to the glass,

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it doesn't quite have the quality I was looking for.

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-What do you think, Rose?

-I quite like the golf... I like all three.

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It depends on the price, what we can get for it.

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-Would you like to make that call?

-I will.

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-Don't commit yourself to all three.

-I won't...

-Listen to this!

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I know what she's like!

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Just do the deal for two.

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-Get them excited for three, then.

-That's what I thought.

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'Hm. Not a hole-in-one for the blues. Shame.'

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There's quite a good weight to that.

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Edwardian. Yeah.

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It's done service though, hasn't it?

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-It's a bit corroded.

-I don't think it would sell well at auction.

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I'm a fan of Moorcroft. I like the vase.

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-It's not a shape I've seen before.

-£185.

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-I think you could buy something better for £185.

-OK.

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'Now, have a look at what I've found.'

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If you come across a box that's made of mahogany,

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and of some quality, that looks as if it might be 18th century,

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you should sharpen your interest.

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If I open it up, you can see it does contain an instrument.

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An instrument made of brass.

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And, whilst it's a weird and wonderful shape,

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you've got to twig that this is a quality job.

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Turn it upside down, and you can see that the little wheels underneath

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are made of cut ivory.

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This has not been made by some sham amateur.

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Indeed,

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engraved on one of these top bars is "Adams, London".

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The family Adams, in the 18th century,

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constructed optical instruments and globes

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for both George II and George III.

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It's an odd-ball looking object, but it has a specific purpose.

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We've got two holes

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into which pencils or stylus would be introduced.

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If you were an architect in the 18th or 19th century,

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you would produce a detailed

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architectural drawing.

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What happened if the builder here in Lincolnshire,

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who's actually building the house

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needed a copy of that drawing to work from?

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You would use one of these fellows.

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No photocopier. No printing process available.

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What you had to do was reproduce a facsimile

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of that original architect's drawing

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either larger or smaller in scale.

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Which is what this cunning gadget,

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a pantograph, would enable you to do.

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What you'd do is adjust the position of the stylus

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up and down the cantilevered arms.

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If this has got the image that I'm tracing,

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I move the stylus an inch to the north.

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One inch of movement here

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means that this stylus moves in the same direction, an inch and a half,

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producing an enlargement from the original drawing.

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But the strange thing about life is that you hang around for years,

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rather like buses, waiting for one.

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I haven't seen a pantograph for years yet, all of a sudden, I come across two.

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Here, we've got another one.

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Same idea, but bigger in scale. So what are these things worth?

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Well, I have to say that the market is somewhat limited.

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But there are avid collectors of scientific instruments.

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Nicely cased, as this one is,

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and pretty well complete, a 19th-century example,

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it's probably worth at auction £400 to £600.

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What might you find them for, if you were lucky, on the marketplace?

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Well, keep your eye open, and you could find that for £60.

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And you could find that for £100.

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Now, if that hasn't got you panting for it, I don't know what will.

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'Right, back to it.

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'Jenna and Lee are taking the bull by the horns.'

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-Old butcher's shop thing.

-So it's not practical,

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-for you, as a dairy farmer, for your cattle to have horns?

-No.

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We de-horn all our calves. Safety - for them.

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Unfortunately, it's not a great back. A bit of marine ply.

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-Looks a bit tacky that. Be nice on a nicer shield.

-It would.

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'Next!'

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It's a Bohemian white glass tumbler, silver overlay, circa 1900, £148.

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I mean, it is beautiful.

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-I think it's very elegant.

-I think £140 is a lot of money.

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Even if you get it for £100, it's a lot of money.

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-You'd be better off buying the decanter set than that.

-Hm.

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'Thomas, Peter's not going to buy the decanter!'

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A four-faced Buddha. I suppose it's the various moods.

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It's got a nice bit of weight to it.

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-It's Chinese.

-Yeah.

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-I can see from your face you're thinking, "Ghastly!"

-Yes.

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"What on Earth are they doing?"

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Chinese is quite hot stuff. It's bronze. It's quite humorous.

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-How old is it?

-I don't think it's terribly old. '20s, '30s.

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-You don't like it.

-I didn't say I didn't like it. It's growing on me.

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I can see it sitting in someone's house. It's a little bit quirky.

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-I like it.

-The four-faced Buddha.

-Tom, bargain with them?

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If you got that for 25 or 28, I think that would be a nice buy.

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-Novelty item. Something quirky.

-I like it.

-You have an opportunity.

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Get yourself down there. Lots of smiles, please.

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His best price is £28.

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He'll not go lower than that? No?

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Right, OK, we'll take that, then.

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Thank you very much.

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'Two buys for the reds. That's put a smile on your face!

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'Play us another tune, Thomas.'

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-RINGING

-How much have you got?

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-165?

-Yeah.

-You've got to leave me something.

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-What's that on at?

-Crown Ducal, Byzantine, pattern 185.

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-Is there a trademark?

-How little do you need?

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-LAUGHTER

-It's a good thing, a very nice thing

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Is that tube-lined as well?

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Tube-lined design, floral. They are collectable. 185 is too much.

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Between £100 and £150 is what it should be.

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But it is a good pattern, a good busy pattern.

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This is quite serious. Five minutes to go. There's been a lot of chat.

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You've bought zero. If the hour's up, that's it.

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I get £300 to buy an item.

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-What are you going to do?

-We'll get a price.

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-Give it a try.

-Stop chatting, let's move.

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We can decide who does it down there.

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'Chop, chop!'

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This is our last and final piece. Could we get a price on this?

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-Is that at all possible?

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

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-So, this is it.

-I know. It's just...

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I don't know what your problem is with that. It's beautiful quality.

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-He said the lowest he can go is 140.

-Wonderful.

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Thank him very much.

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What's the quality like? Do you think they're well finished?

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I don't know. I haven't seen any before!

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-They're quite heavy.

-Are they moulded?

-No.

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They would have been filed down. Jade is a very hard material.

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It feels quite nicely polished.

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There isn't the finest detail, but there is some detail.

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Quite clean. They're not too bashed. It's a handsome pair.

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-It's not a bad price, £120.

-What do you think they'd fetch?

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-I think they're in with a chance.

-They're different.

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They are different. See if you can get them for 90, 95, 85, 80.

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Start off low again.

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-Well done. I think they're fun.

-Let's go. Thank you.

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OK, not too good. £100. It's not brilliant.

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Oh, I can live with that.

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-I'll take £100 then we've given you quite a lot of money to play with.

-Well done. That's a result.

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'Result! Let's remind ourselves what the red team have bought.

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'£25 bought them the engraved glass tazzer.

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'Will there be smiles all round with the brass Buddha at £28?

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'Finally, they paid a barking £100 for the jade temple dogs.'

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-Good fun?

-Yes.

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-Better than milking cows?

-Definitely.

-Excellent.

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-How much did you spend?

-£153.

-I want 147. Got 147?

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-I certainly do.

-Quite a tidy sum.

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-Which is your favourite piece?

-I'd have to say the little jade tigers.

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-Jade tigers.

-I like the Buddha. It's quirky.

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It's quirky enough! Anyway, talking of quirky!

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-Thank you.

-Confident, James?

-Yes, yes.

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We had great fun, bought three lovely items.

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We're following the oriental wind blowing from the east.

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It's done incredibly well. We want £54 million for one Chinese pot.

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If you wouldn't mind organising it.

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'Now, where's that blue team?'

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So, we're going...

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Definitely those two.

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-Yes.

-And then we're...

-It's your show!

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-They're both brilliant items.

-Which would you buy?

-The glass!

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-I'd go with the glass...

-Oh!

-..all day long.

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-It's got to be fair.

-Toss the coin.

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-Tails it's the glass.

-You want to toss the coin?

-Do it.

0:21:010:21:05

LAUGHTER

0:21:050:21:07

-Ready?

-Yeah.

0:21:070:21:09

Yay! Heads for that. Tails for that. That was the deal.

0:21:090:21:13

-Yeah!

-Thomas, what are we going to do?

0:21:130:21:17

-On your head be it.

-OK. On my head be it.

0:21:170:21:20

So, just to clarify, with the winning toss,

0:21:200:21:24

Peter won the toss,

0:21:240:21:26

he's going for his Charlotte Rhead, his golfing jug

0:21:260:21:30

and...the lustre ware.

0:21:300:21:33

Yes. I'm happy.

0:21:330:21:35

'So, what did they pay...?'

0:21:360:21:38

-We lost the toss, Tim.

-Oh, dear.

-A bit like a cricket match.

0:21:530:21:57

-But you stepped up to the crease OK?

-We had to put Peter in to bat.

0:21:570:22:02

I hit a six straightaway.

0:22:020:22:04

I hope you don't get too many googlies out of that.

0:22:040:22:08

-How much did you spend?

-We spent £275.

0:22:080:22:11

Fine, I'd like £25 of leftover lolly, please.

0:22:110:22:15

Thank you very much.

0:22:150:22:17

-You're shattered, Tom?

-Absolutely shattered.

0:22:170:22:20

-We could have been finished within five minutes.

-We could.

0:22:200:22:24

I turned up three really good things but old Pedro here,

0:22:240:22:28

old Peter, came in with his googly and said, "I want a look around."

0:22:280:22:33

-For the next hour...

-I'm glad I did.

-You're glad?

-Yes.

0:22:330:22:37

There's plenty of confidence about.

0:22:370:22:39

I hope you'll be as confident with your £25 bonus buy.

0:22:390:22:43

I'll do my very best.

0:22:430:22:46

We're going to shove off to a special house.

0:22:460:22:49

We're going to Hampshire, to a splendid place called Hinton Ampner. Stand by.

0:22:490:22:56

'In 1935, Ralph Dutton,

0:22:590:23:01

'the eighth and final Lord Sherbourne,

0:23:010:23:05

'inherited a Victorian gothic mansion from his dad

0:23:050:23:09

'and painstakingly transformed it into a Georgian style manor house.'

0:23:090:23:14

On Sunday 3 April 1960,

0:23:160:23:18

Dutton was returning home after a stroll through the grounds

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when he noticed, to his horror,

0:23:230:23:25

a pall of smoke rising up through the trees.

0:23:250:23:30

His house was on fire.

0:23:300:23:32

24 years of hard work were going up in flames.

0:23:320:23:37

Dutton himself described the fire.

0:23:410:23:45

"The flames, fanned by the strong wind,

0:23:450:23:49

"spread at a prodigious rate.

0:23:490:23:51

"Their terrifying power seemed impossible to halt.

0:23:510:23:55

"From outside, one could watch room after room

0:23:550:23:58

"being consumed by the flames.

0:23:580:24:02

"One thought, with despair,

0:24:020:24:04

"of the contents awaiting their inevitable destruction."

0:24:040:24:09

So intense was the heat in the library

0:24:090:24:12

that the books lining the room literally petrified.

0:24:120:24:17

They were turned into stone

0:24:170:24:20

and could only be removed later using a pickaxe.

0:24:200:24:24

Before the fire, the style of this room was very much high Victorian,

0:24:290:24:34

a style which Dutton hated.

0:24:340:24:37

So, in a curious way, the fire gave him an opportunity.

0:24:370:24:42

It provided him with a blank canvas around which he could reconstruct

0:24:420:24:48

and remodel in his favourite style, the Georgian.

0:24:480:24:52

For example, the two fireplaces.

0:24:520:24:55

Gorgeous white marble statuary fireplaces.

0:24:550:24:59

Not actually a pair,

0:24:590:25:01

but sufficiently alike to sit harmoniously together

0:25:010:25:05

in the same room.

0:25:050:25:08

Just typical, isn't it?

0:25:090:25:11

You loathe one thing, and one thing above all others in your house.

0:25:110:25:17

You have a major fire.

0:25:170:25:19

You lose everything in a gorgeous room like this. With one exception, the thing that you hate.

0:25:190:25:26

And that's the case here.

0:25:260:25:28

Because Ralph Dutton loathed this nice encased 19th-century clock.

0:25:280:25:34

He described it

0:25:340:25:36

as one of his grandmother's "most unfortunate purchases".

0:25:360:25:40

Sure enough, at the end of the fire,

0:25:400:25:43

this is the sole surviving object out of this room.

0:25:430:25:47

Typical.

0:25:470:25:49

Of course, the big question today is

0:25:490:25:51

are our teams' hopes going to go up in flames over at the auction?

0:25:510:25:57

I jolly well hope not.

0:25:590:26:01

We're in Lichfield, with auctioneer Richard Winterton.

0:26:010:26:05

Very nice to be here, Richard. Excellent.

0:26:130:26:16

First up is their standard European beautifully wheel-engraved tazzer.

0:26:160:26:22

-It's quality all the way.

-Top of the notch!

0:26:220:26:25

Around about 1900.

0:26:250:26:27

A whole service of that lined up down a table.

0:26:270:26:32

-The water glasses and wine glasses would be something else.

-Yeah.

0:26:320:26:36

-I'd love to sell that.

-I bet you would.

0:26:360:26:39

All you've got is this, I'm afraid. What's your estimate on that?

0:26:390:26:43

We've gone 20 to 30.

0:26:430:26:46

Not much, then? It'll make £40, £50?

0:26:460:26:49

It's your top end, isn't it?

0:26:490:26:52

-Top end. £25 they paid.

-OK.

-Very reasonable.

0:26:520:26:55

Such a good quality thing. Next is old four-faced Buddha.

0:26:550:27:01

Will he be smiling or are we going to have tears?

0:27:010:27:04

-30 to 40.

-That's not too bad.

0:27:040:27:07

£28 paid. So we're pretty well on the money with that.

0:27:070:27:11

Their big hope, however, rests with these dogs of fu.

0:27:110:27:15

-Do you like them?

-Not particularly.

0:27:150:27:18

Not old enough for you, I suppose.

0:27:180:27:21

They're just big lumps. They don't do anything at all.

0:27:210:27:26

Most auctioneers like their Chinese items to bring 48 million.

0:27:260:27:31

-That would be nice!

-Are we going to have a £48 million moment?

0:27:310:27:36

-No.

-How much do you think they'll make?

-This side of 100. 80 to 100.

0:27:360:27:41

They paid £100. I would say this team are pretty well spot-on.

0:27:410:27:46

They may not need their bonus buy but let's go and have a look at it.

0:27:460:27:50

Jenna, Lee, this is the moment for the leftover lolly.

0:27:500:27:54

Reveal, James Braxton! What did you spend your £147 on?

0:27:540:27:58

Not as much as that, Tim.

0:27:580:28:00

It's a good bronze champleve enamel jardiniere.

0:28:000:28:06

A little down-at-heel, but anything Chinese seems to do quite well.

0:28:060:28:11

-Have a feel.

-It's quite heavy. Yeah.

0:28:110:28:15

It's got a loose bottom!

0:28:160:28:18

What does it want, James, a little restoration?

0:28:180:28:22

A jolly good clean. It's been really neglected.

0:28:220:28:25

-So, solid bronze...

-Solid bronze. Enamelled.

0:28:250:28:29

-I do like it.

-Do you?

-Yeah.

-Known as the bottomless pit!

0:28:290:28:33

-What did you pay for this?

-£55.

-Oh. That's not bad.

-Not too bad.

0:28:350:28:40

I think it should do £50 to £70, something like that.

0:28:400:28:46

-OK.

-But in good nick with a sound bottom, that's a £150, £200 item.

0:28:460:28:53

Quite an expensive thing in its day.

0:28:530:28:56

-I would say so.

-1880, 1900.

-A luxury item.

0:28:560:29:00

-A luxury item of its day.

-I like it.

0:29:000:29:02

For the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Braxton's bottomless pit!

0:29:020:29:10

So, Richard, a bit more oriental for you.

0:29:110:29:15

-Oh, gosh.

-You could melt that one down!

0:29:150:29:18

Probably the best thing to do.

0:29:180:29:21

Oh, you can't say that! Look at this lovely champleve enamel.

0:29:210:29:25

It's dull. It's boring. It does absolutely nothing for me.

0:29:250:29:30

And it's got a loose bottom. What's it worth?

0:29:300:29:34

£20.

0:29:340:29:36

-Really?

-I can't see it. It's too dark. Who wants it?

0:29:360:29:40

James only paid £55 and he rates it.

0:29:400:29:44

-Does he?

-He does.

0:29:440:29:46

Anyway, that's it for the reds. Now for the blues, Peter and Rosie.

0:29:460:29:50

First up is their tankard.

0:29:500:29:53

-Do you play golf?

-I don't.

-Nor do I.

0:29:530:29:57

Somebody's going to really want this

0:29:570:30:00

for the golf, not because it's a nice piece of ceramic.

0:30:000:30:04

The only thing that will save it.

0:30:040:30:06

Will it be a hole in one at £55?

0:30:060:30:10

-More like 30, 40.

-Enough of that.

0:30:100:30:13

Next in this trio of ceramics is the lustre fairy vase.

0:30:130:30:19

It's not Fairyland lustre.

0:30:190:30:21

No. That would have been nice. Yeah.

0:30:210:30:24

It is quite sweet. It's got a bit of something about it, a bit stylish.

0:30:240:30:29

-And it's in good nick.

-Yeah, you usually see little chips.

0:30:290:30:33

-Nothing wrong with that.

-How much?

-50 to 80.

-Fine.

0:30:330:30:38

They paid 80 so they might get away with that.

0:30:380:30:41

Then we've got the most standard Charlotte Rhead jug-vase,

0:30:410:30:46

vase with a handle.

0:30:460:30:50

We see it week in, week out.

0:30:500:30:53

-And it's incredibly popular?

-It's OK. It'll sell - at a price.

0:30:530:30:57

-What's the price?

-Around the £50, 50, 80-ish.

0:30:570:31:01

It's quite a standard jug.

0:31:010:31:05

-That torpedoes their chances. They paid 140.

-Oh! Di-di!

-Fine.

0:31:050:31:11

They're going to need their bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.

0:31:110:31:14

Peter, Rosie. The excitement. What bonus buy did Thomas find? Thomas?

0:31:140:31:21

-£25 you had.

-You didn't leave me much.

0:31:210:31:25

-Very nice!

-I bought a bit of silver.

0:31:250:31:28

This is probably from India. It's a low-grade silver.

0:31:280:31:32

-No hallmark?

-Very pretty.

0:31:320:31:35

It wouldn't be hallmarked.

0:31:350:31:37

Any good Indian silver doesn't leave a minutest bit undecorated.

0:31:370:31:43

Look at all that work.

0:31:430:31:45

Some poor chap hammering away for probably all of five minutes!

0:31:450:31:51

You'll probably use it for, you know...

0:31:510:31:56

-smelly things or some...

-Yeah.

-Nuts!

-It's quite cute.

0:31:560:32:01

But it is silver, therefore we have to think about one thing.

0:32:010:32:06

What will it scrap at? There's at least three ounces of silver.

0:32:060:32:11

-How much did you pay for it?

-£20. Three ounces of silver is £30.

0:32:110:32:16

-I really do like that.

-Yeah. A bit...

0:32:160:32:20

Apart from the artistic quality, it scraps at a good price.

0:32:200:32:25

But let's not think about that.

0:32:250:32:27

-Anyway, you like it, Rosie?

-Yes. It's quite pretty.

0:32:270:32:31

You don't have to decide now.

0:32:310:32:33

Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Tom's nut dish.

0:32:330:32:37

Well, Richard, there we are. Nice little lobed basket.

0:32:380:32:42

It's Indian silver. It's sweet, a bit of work in it.

0:32:420:32:46

It'll sell all day long, really.

0:32:460:32:48

-I fancy this Indian silver is not so looked down upon as it was.

-No.

0:32:480:32:54

-No, no.

-People would go, "Poo! Indian silver."

0:32:540:32:58

-Now it's more rated.

-Certainly. There's a lot of work in this!

0:32:580:33:03

-How much?

-40 to 50, all day long.

0:33:030:33:07

They paid £20, so that's super.

0:33:070:33:09

-If the team decide to go with it, we will be fine.

-Yeah.

0:33:090:33:13

-Otherwise, it's in the lap of the gods. Thank you, Richard.

-Pleasure.

0:33:130:33:17

-So, Lee, Jenna, how are you feeling?

-Good.

-Are you?

0:33:310:33:35

I think you're a smashing couple, you are.

0:33:350:33:38

-Any regrets at all, Jen?

-Probably the jade lions.

0:33:380:33:43

Well, it's so difficult to tell. They're not old.

0:33:430:33:46

But they're very decorative.

0:33:460:33:49

He's got 80 to 100. You paid £100.

0:33:490:33:51

It seems these days, you put "Chinese" on something

0:33:510:33:55

and the world goes mad, so you never know.

0:33:550:33:58

If the worst comes to the worst, you've got the thing with no bottom.

0:33:580:34:02

We're talking about James's choice. Anyway, first up is the tazzer.

0:34:020:34:08

An Edwardian glass tazzer. £10 to start me.

0:34:080:34:12

£10. 15. £20. 25. £30...

0:34:120:34:17

-You're in profit.

-..£40.

0:34:170:34:20

45.

0:34:200:34:22

£45 I'm bid. 45. 45. 45.

0:34:220:34:26

-Right away at 45. Sold at 45.

-Really good.

0:34:260:34:29

£45. You are plus 20 before we've even started!

0:34:290:34:33

Now, let's see how old two-face gets on.

0:34:330:34:37

Four-faced paperweight. Telephone is up on this lot.

0:34:370:34:41

Hey!

0:34:410:34:43

We have one, two, three, four bids.

0:34:430:34:46

Which could be embarrassing cos I rubbished it in the talk. Lot 206.

0:34:460:34:53

We are 30, five, 40, five, 50, five and 60.

0:34:530:34:57

£60 I'm bid. At £60. We have the telephone.

0:34:570:35:01

At £60. Telephone is out.

0:35:010:35:04

£60. With me at 60. All done? Room's out.

0:35:040:35:07

Sold at 60.

0:35:070:35:09

That is plus 32. That is plus 52 total.

0:35:090:35:14

£52 up. Now, stand by for this.

0:35:140:35:16

The pair of temple beasts, then. Again, start me at £50?

0:35:160:35:22

40? £20 to start me? £20. £30.

0:35:220:35:26

£40. £50.

0:35:260:35:28

£60. £60 on my far right. At £60.

0:35:280:35:32

-At £60... £70. £80. £90.

-Oh, yes!

0:35:320:35:36

100.

0:35:360:35:39

-Go on!

-On my right at 100. 110?

0:35:390:35:42

-Go on!

-No?

0:35:420:35:44

£100. Sold at 100.

0:35:440:35:47

-We broke even.

-Wiped its face. You are plus 52.

0:35:480:35:52

How exciting!

0:35:520:35:54

Seriously, now, what are you going to do about this enamel jardiniere?

0:35:540:35:59

You're £52 up.

0:35:590:36:01

Quite close to call, but I didn't pay huge amounts. 55.

0:36:010:36:05

Shall we cancel it? We're still in profit.

0:36:050:36:09

-It's a real risk.

-What are you doing?

-Let's not do it.

0:36:090:36:13

All your gambling instincts have dried up?

0:36:130:36:16

-Let's do it. We've only come for fun.

-We'll go for it.

0:36:180:36:21

You changed your mind? We love it!

0:36:210:36:24

-Are you sure?

-Definitely.

-We didn't want to but now we are going to do it.

0:36:240:36:29

The cloisonne jardiniere. Where are we going to start? £5...?

0:36:290:36:35

-Oh, no!

-What?

0:36:350:36:38

..£10. £15.

0:36:380:36:40

£15 I'm bid. Centre of room at 15. 15. £15...

0:36:400:36:44

-This is not looking good.

-..No-one's going to come?

0:36:440:36:49

£20 at the very back. £25.

0:36:490:36:52

No? £25...

0:36:520:36:54

JENNA: It just needs a polish!

0:36:540:36:56

For 25!

0:36:560:36:58

-But you're still in profit!

-There we go.

0:36:580:37:02

-You are still plus £22.

-£22 is better than nothing.

0:37:020:37:06

-£22 could be a winning score.

-Let's hope so.

-£22.

0:37:060:37:10

-The big thing is, don't talk to the blues.

-No, definitely.

0:37:100:37:14

-You are a sporting couple, you are.

-We try!

-Yes, well done.

0:37:140:37:19

-Peter and Rosie, do you know how the reds got on?

-No.

-No.

0:37:330:37:36

We don't want you to.

0:37:360:37:39

-Did they look depressed when they came out?

-They were smiling.

0:37:390:37:43

You can't tell from a smile, though. Could be a smirk.

0:37:430:37:47

Could be the beginning of tears.

0:37:470:37:49

Do you rate your items as highly today as you did when you bought them, Rosie?

0:37:490:37:55

All but the one that Peter chose.

0:37:550:37:58

Peter chose the Charlotte Rhead.

0:37:580:38:00

I have to say, that's not looking so pretty as far as the estimate goes.

0:38:000:38:06

A good name, Charlotte Rhead.

0:38:060:38:08

-Their estimate is 50 to 80. You paid 140.

-We'll make it on the rest.

0:38:080:38:13

You'll make it on the rest!

0:38:130:38:14

Anyway, first up is the golf tankard and here it comes.

0:38:140:38:18

224 is the Devon tankard of golfing interest.

0:38:180:38:22

Where are you going to be? £30?

0:38:220:38:25

£20? £10 to start me?

0:38:250:38:27

£10 to start me. £10, thank you, sir.

0:38:270:38:30

£10 I'm bid. £10. £15...

0:38:300:38:34

Come on!

0:38:340:38:36

..£20? £20. £22.

0:38:360:38:40

Right there at 22.

0:38:400:38:42

-At £22. At 22...

-Oh, dear.

0:38:420:38:45

All done at £22...

0:38:450:38:49

-It's not a birdie!

-It was yours!

0:38:500:38:53

-Did I buy that?

-Minus 33, then.

0:38:530:38:55

Quite an attractive piece. Where will you be? 70? 50?

0:38:550:39:00

£20. 25. £30. £30 I'm bid. £30. At £30.

0:39:000:39:05

35. £40.

0:39:050:39:07

45.

0:39:070:39:09

-Go on!

-Come on!

-At £50.

0:39:090:39:12

No? At £50 on the left at £50.

0:39:120:39:15

Get in there. Come on. Come on.

0:39:150:39:17

At £50. All done? Sold?

0:39:170:39:20

All done? Sold at 50.

0:39:200:39:22

-Oh, no.

-That is, I'm afraid, minus 30.

0:39:220:39:26

-You are minus 63 so far.

-Say it very quickly!

0:39:260:39:30

The Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal jug. We have a telephone up on it.

0:39:300:39:35

£20 I'm bid. The jug. £20. Five.

0:39:350:39:38

£25 I'm bid in the room. 30. Five.

0:39:380:39:41

40. Five.

0:39:410:39:43

50. £50 I'm bid. Second row at 50.

0:39:430:39:47

Telephone? 60.

0:39:470:39:50

£60 by the telephone. At 60. At 60.

0:39:500:39:53

-Come on!

-We're looking at a three-figure loss here.

0:39:530:39:56

Telephone bid.

0:39:560:39:58

Sorry about that.

0:39:580:40:00

That's not so good. £60!

0:40:000:40:03

-That is minus £80 on that.

-No.

0:40:030:40:07

-Minus 143. Are you going to go with the bowl?

-Yeah.

-It's a no-brainer.

-Absolutely.

-Here it comes.

0:40:070:40:14

Look at that! Looking good!

0:40:140:40:17

Will it make £143?

0:40:170:40:19

It's £20. £20 I have on the book. At £20.

0:40:190:40:22

25. £30...

0:40:220:40:25

Profit!

0:40:250:40:26

..35. £40. 45.

0:40:260:40:29

£50...

0:40:290:40:31

Fantastic! Well done, you.

0:40:310:40:34

..At £50. Right in the far distance at £50. Sold at 50.

0:40:340:40:41

-Well done.

-You get a kiss for that.

0:40:410:40:43

Plus £30. That's what we like to see.

0:40:430:40:46

-We should have given you all the money.

-No!

0:40:460:40:50

-You are minus £113. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

-Much better.

0:40:500:40:55

Now, ha-ha-ha. That was fun.

0:41:050:41:08

-It was!

-What a roller coaster! Have you been chatting?

0:41:080:41:11

EVERYONE: No.

0:41:110:41:13

We have a world of difference between our teams. There are some similarities.

0:41:130:41:19

Both teams went with the bonus buy.

0:41:190:41:22

And the blues got a superior profit out of their bonus buy. Lovely.

0:41:220:41:28

But it didn't do any good. They are well and truly the runners-up.

0:41:280:41:33

-They managed to lose £113.

-LAUGHTER

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-More than they spent!

-Despite a £30 profit out of Thomas's bonus buy.

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-That is seriously going for it.

-Excellent, Thomas.

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-Not so hot. I am sorry.

-We won't give up the day job.

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It wasn't your lucky day and I sympathise. You've had a good time?

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-We've had a fabulous time.

-Fantastic.

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You've been great contestants. But our victors today are the reds.

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-Who get to take £22...

-Oooh!

-Ooh.

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There would have been more profit if you hadn't gone with the bonus buy.

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But never mind about that. Once upon a time, we had the Golden Gavel.

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We ran out of Golden Gavels, and Golden Gavels are awarded to a team

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that very rarely achieve a profit on all three of their items.

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And you got two profits and a wiped face so I make it that's as close as you can get to three profits,

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so I'm going to award you with the order of the Golden Gavel.

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-Oh, wow!

-That now comes as a lapel clip.

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You can wear that with pride around the farm.

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Unfortunately, the expert gets one, too.

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One for one and all for all!

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-Thank you very much.

-Not at all.

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-A double congratulations. Have you enjoyed it?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

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Yes!

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The programme travels to Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire as James Braxton and Thomas Plant lead the teams on their search for a bargain. The reds get a taste for the oriental style, but the blues just cannot make up their minds. Tim Wonnacott visits Hinton Ampner in Hampshire, where a tragic fire turned into an unexpected opportunity.


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