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,
a place with a lot of history.
Did you know that this was once
a Lancaster bomber base?
Well, chocks away! And let's go bargain hunting!
'Welcome, bargain hunters. What a show we have for you today!
'There's a difference of opinion in the red ranks.'
-I can see from your face, you're thinking, "Ghastly!"
'The blue brigade takes a different approach.'
Yay! Heads for that, tails for that. That was the deal.
'But what does fate have in store at the auction?'
AUCTIONEER: £5 I'm bid...
Hey! That's a profit!
'So, who have we got?'
For the reds today, we have married couple Jenna and Lee.
Lovely to see you. You got married in 2007.
You weren't the only lovebirds, were you?
No, we had a couple of doves released at the ceremony.
As Jenna threw hers up, it did a poo on her wedding dress.
-A bit embarrassing.
-This emotional moment didn't go exactly to plan.
-No, it didn't.
-You work on a farm?
-A dairy farm in Leicestershire.
-How many cows?
-220 at the moment.
-How long have you been doing this for?
You must have started when you were nine!
-I went to agricultural college, where I met Jenna.
-Are you an agriculturalist too?
-I was studying horses when I met Lee.
Now I've changed career.
-What do you do?
-I'm training to be a paramedic.
-You'll be in the ambulance?
-I'll be in the ambulance with a crew mate and in the car, sole responder.
-How long's training for paramedics?
-Yeah. Full-time. It's been really good.
-What's your game-plan today?
-Spend little, make a lot.
Oh, Lord! Anyway, I hope you enjoy your day.
Very nice to meet you. Rosie, Peter. Lovely to see you.
-How are you?
-You're partners in more than one sense.
We are. Yes. We've been together for 18 years.
-Partners in lurve!
-In lurve, yes.
And also, we're partners in building.
-Yes. I do all the heavy stuff.
-Do you? With the concrete blocks?
-I have my own mixer.
What colour's your mixer?
It's orange. They didn't do pink.
Now, you are the girl with the eye for the detail.
-Does that mean you're a bit fussy?
-I don't know about fussy!
Most girls who have a good eye for detail are a bit fussy.
You might not think you're fussy but I bet you are, if you're good with detail.
-When the house is nearly completed, you do all the snagging?
And all the cleaning, usually. Cleaning up after him.
-Not too good.
-Peter, tell me about your interest in antiques.
We used to live at Stoke-on-Trent and spent many a lunchtime
in the Moorcroft shop, and bought some lovely things.
And they've all shot up in value.
They have. Yes. I bought a lovely charger. I think I bought it for £30.
-It's making £300 at the minute.
-What's your plan for victory today?
-Spend the lot.
-Our expert's going to get £10 at the most!
-I love it!
The complete contrary! Very good luck with those ambitions.
It's the money moment. £300 apiece.
You know the rules. Your experts await, and off you go.
And very, very, very good luck.
I love it! Spend nothing. Spend the lot. Whatever's going to happen?
'Our experts are going to help our teams splash the cash.
'Herding the rural red team is:
'Making plans with the blue builders is:'
A nice bit of taxidermy there.
Do you think it's an albino fox, or is that the sun?
I think it's just faded. It's still got orange on its neck.
-What about Julius Caesar's younger brother?
-Has it got a price on it?
-Right, just slightly out of our...
'You've gone stoney faced, James.'
Those are quite smart.
Pair of French bronze candlesticks with malachite, that chain base.
I don't like gilty goldy things.
-You don't like the flash?
-No. Don't like the bling.
-What does that edge feel like?
-Nice and smooth.
Sometimes your eyes can lie. It's useful to feel round them.
-It's quite a nice little piece.
-What sort of age would that be?
-I'm rather hoping it's 1860, 1880.
But it could equally be Edwardian, about 1900, 1910.
If we could get that for 22, 25,
-we set ourselves in a position for profit.
-Well done. Go and see the lady.
-So we're looking at maybe 20...?
Do you think she'd go 25, a nice round number?
It's a tenner off, then, I suppose.
-Yes. I think she'd be OK with that.
-That'd be lovely.
'Well, that was easy. First bargain in the bag for the reds.
'Thomas has come over all musical.'
Glass always tings even with a chunk out of the bottom.
The ring also indicates it has been hand-blown.
If it's not hand-blown, it would sound dead like this.
I quite like this style.
It's probably late Deco.
-It's really attractive.
-It is quite a pretty set.
-What price should we try for?
120 would be ideal. 120 would be a real winner. What do you think?
-I wonder if we'd get a better deal if we bought off the same...
-You could try.
-We'll have a little look.
-Is there something else you want to look at?
A cigar box, a cigar holder.
I think they used to have these torpedo-shaped cigars.
-You don't really see cigars this sort of shape nowadays.
You've got it against your warm body, it should be air-tight
cos you want to maintain humidity.
This is made in Cuba
and the Dominican Republic, these hot places with 100% humidity.
It is silver, though, isn't it?
-It is silver.
-It's got the hallmarks.
Gilded in the interior. It's a novelty. How much is it, Lee?
-I think that's too expensive for an out-moded item.
-It's engraved as well, so that might detract.
It's nice hand-engraving, though.
When it comes down to 35, we might consider it.
'He's tinging again!'
-How much is that?
It's Dartmouth Devon pottery.
The thing about it is it's golfing,
and golfing memorabilia always hold a premium.
-The detail's really nice.
-The detail is lovely. The golfer in white.
And what's lovely is you've got the ball and flag.
You rarely see that detail on the reverse.
I think it's good but, yes, you need to work at that price.
-If we got it down to 40?
-Well, yes. 50, 40.
-It's something to ask about.
-And it's blue!
-Is blue your favourite colour?
-Well, we're the blue team!
'Keep up, Thomas!'
-Crown Devon Fieldings, a Stoke-on-Trent pottery.
Yeah, yeah. The Fairyland lustre, it is popular, I have to say.
It's as pretty and as perfect as you want it to be.
-When was it made?
-In about 1915.
I'd be happy with these two and forego the glass. These are really nice pieces.
-And stay off the glass?
-When you get close to the glass,
it doesn't quite have the quality I was looking for.
-What do you think, Rose?
-I quite like the golf... I like all three.
It depends on the price, what we can get for it.
-Would you like to make that call?
-Don't commit yourself to all three.
-Listen to this!
I know what she's like!
Just do the deal for two.
-Get them excited for three, then.
-That's what I thought.
'Hm. Not a hole-in-one for the blues. Shame.'
There's quite a good weight to that.
It's done service though, hasn't it?
-It's a bit corroded.
-I don't think it would sell well at auction.
I'm a fan of Moorcroft. I like the vase.
-It's not a shape I've seen before.
-I think you could buy something better for £185.
'Now, have a look at what I've found.'
If you come across a box that's made of mahogany,
and of some quality, that looks as if it might be 18th century,
you should sharpen your interest.
If I open it up, you can see it does contain an instrument.
An instrument made of brass.
And, whilst it's a weird and wonderful shape,
you've got to twig that this is a quality job.
Turn it upside down, and you can see that the little wheels underneath
are made of cut ivory.
This has not been made by some sham amateur.
engraved on one of these top bars is "Adams, London".
The family Adams, in the 18th century,
constructed optical instruments and globes
for both George II and George III.
It's an odd-ball looking object, but it has a specific purpose.
We've got two holes
into which pencils or stylus would be introduced.
If you were an architect in the 18th or 19th century,
you would produce a detailed
What happened if the builder here in Lincolnshire,
who's actually building the house
needed a copy of that drawing to work from?
You would use one of these fellows.
No photocopier. No printing process available.
What you had to do was reproduce a facsimile
of that original architect's drawing
either larger or smaller in scale.
Which is what this cunning gadget,
a pantograph, would enable you to do.
What you'd do is adjust the position of the stylus
up and down the cantilevered arms.
If this has got the image that I'm tracing,
I move the stylus an inch to the north.
One inch of movement here
means that this stylus moves in the same direction, an inch and a half,
producing an enlargement from the original drawing.
But the strange thing about life is that you hang around for years,
rather like buses, waiting for one.
I haven't seen a pantograph for years yet, all of a sudden, I come across two.
Here, we've got another one.
Same idea, but bigger in scale. So what are these things worth?
Well, I have to say that the market is somewhat limited.
But there are avid collectors of scientific instruments.
Nicely cased, as this one is,
and pretty well complete, a 19th-century example,
it's probably worth at auction £400 to £600.
What might you find them for, if you were lucky, on the marketplace?
Well, keep your eye open, and you could find that for £60.
And you could find that for £100.
Now, if that hasn't got you panting for it, I don't know what will.
'Right, back to it.
'Jenna and Lee are taking the bull by the horns.'
-Old butcher's shop thing.
-So it's not practical,
-for you, as a dairy farmer, for your cattle to have horns?
We de-horn all our calves. Safety - for them.
Unfortunately, it's not a great back. A bit of marine ply.
-Looks a bit tacky that. Be nice on a nicer shield.
It's a Bohemian white glass tumbler, silver overlay, circa 1900, £148.
I mean, it is beautiful.
-I think it's very elegant.
-I think £140 is a lot of money.
Even if you get it for £100, it's a lot of money.
-You'd be better off buying the decanter set than that.
'Thomas, Peter's not going to buy the decanter!'
A four-faced Buddha. I suppose it's the various moods.
It's got a nice bit of weight to it.
-I can see from your face you're thinking, "Ghastly!"
"What on Earth are they doing?"
Chinese is quite hot stuff. It's bronze. It's quite humorous.
-How old is it?
-I don't think it's terribly old. '20s, '30s.
-You don't like it.
-I didn't say I didn't like it. It's growing on me.
I can see it sitting in someone's house. It's a little bit quirky.
-I like it.
-The four-faced Buddha.
-Tom, bargain with them?
If you got that for 25 or 28, I think that would be a nice buy.
-Novelty item. Something quirky.
-I like it.
-You have an opportunity.
Get yourself down there. Lots of smiles, please.
His best price is £28.
He'll not go lower than that? No?
Right, OK, we'll take that, then.
Thank you very much.
'Two buys for the reds. That's put a smile on your face!
'Play us another tune, Thomas.'
-How much have you got?
-You've got to leave me something.
-What's that on at?
-Crown Ducal, Byzantine, pattern 185.
-Is there a trademark?
-How little do you need?
-It's a good thing, a very nice thing
Is that tube-lined as well?
Tube-lined design, floral. They are collectable. 185 is too much.
Between £100 and £150 is what it should be.
But it is a good pattern, a good busy pattern.
This is quite serious. Five minutes to go. There's been a lot of chat.
You've bought zero. If the hour's up, that's it.
I get £300 to buy an item.
-What are you going to do?
-We'll get a price.
-Give it a try.
-Stop chatting, let's move.
We can decide who does it down there.
This is our last and final piece. Could we get a price on this?
-Is that at all possible?
-Thank you very much.
-So, this is it.
-I know. It's just...
I don't know what your problem is with that. It's beautiful quality.
-He said the lowest he can go is 140.
Thank him very much.
What's the quality like? Do you think they're well finished?
I don't know. I haven't seen any before!
-They're quite heavy.
-Are they moulded?
They would have been filed down. Jade is a very hard material.
It feels quite nicely polished.
There isn't the finest detail, but there is some detail.
Quite clean. They're not too bashed. It's a handsome pair.
-It's not a bad price, £120.
-What do you think they'd fetch?
-I think they're in with a chance.
They are different. See if you can get them for 90, 95, 85, 80.
Start off low again.
-Well done. I think they're fun.
-Let's go. Thank you.
OK, not too good. £100. It's not brilliant.
Oh, I can live with that.
-I'll take £100 then we've given you quite a lot of money to play with.
-Well done. That's a result.
'Result! Let's remind ourselves what the red team have bought.
'£25 bought them the engraved glass tazzer.
'Will there be smiles all round with the brass Buddha at £28?
'Finally, they paid a barking £100 for the jade temple dogs.'
-Better than milking cows?
-How much did you spend?
-I want 147. Got 147?
-I certainly do.
-Quite a tidy sum.
-Which is your favourite piece?
-I'd have to say the little jade tigers.
-I like the Buddha. It's quirky.
It's quirky enough! Anyway, talking of quirky!
We had great fun, bought three lovely items.
We're following the oriental wind blowing from the east.
It's done incredibly well. We want £54 million for one Chinese pot.
If you wouldn't mind organising it.
'Now, where's that blue team?'
So, we're going...
Definitely those two.
-And then we're...
-It's your show!
-They're both brilliant items.
-Which would you buy?
-I'd go with the glass...
-..all day long.
-It's got to be fair.
-Toss the coin.
-Tails it's the glass.
-You want to toss the coin?
Yay! Heads for that. Tails for that. That was the deal.
-Thomas, what are we going to do?
-On your head be it.
-OK. On my head be it.
So, just to clarify, with the winning toss,
Peter won the toss,
he's going for his Charlotte Rhead, his golfing jug
and...the lustre ware.
Yes. I'm happy.
'So, what did they pay...?'
-We lost the toss, Tim.
-A bit like a cricket match.
-But you stepped up to the crease OK?
-We had to put Peter in to bat.
I hit a six straightaway.
I hope you don't get too many googlies out of that.
-How much did you spend?
-We spent £275.
Fine, I'd like £25 of leftover lolly, please.
Thank you very much.
-You're shattered, Tom?
-We could have been finished within five minutes.
I turned up three really good things but old Pedro here,
old Peter, came in with his googly and said, "I want a look around."
-For the next hour...
-I'm glad I did.
There's plenty of confidence about.
I hope you'll be as confident with your £25 bonus buy.
I'll do my very best.
We're going to shove off to a special house.
We're going to Hampshire, to a splendid place called Hinton Ampner. Stand by.
'In 1935, Ralph Dutton,
'the eighth and final Lord Sherbourne,
'inherited a Victorian gothic mansion from his dad
'and painstakingly transformed it into a Georgian style manor house.'
On Sunday 3 April 1960,
Dutton was returning home after a stroll through the grounds
when he noticed, to his horror,
a pall of smoke rising up through the trees.
His house was on fire.
24 years of hard work were going up in flames.
Dutton himself described the fire.
"The flames, fanned by the strong wind,
"spread at a prodigious rate.
"Their terrifying power seemed impossible to halt.
"From outside, one could watch room after room
"being consumed by the flames.
"One thought, with despair,
"of the contents awaiting their inevitable destruction."
So intense was the heat in the library
that the books lining the room literally petrified.
They were turned into stone
and could only be removed later using a pickaxe.
Before the fire, the style of this room was very much high Victorian,
a style which Dutton hated.
So, in a curious way, the fire gave him an opportunity.
It provided him with a blank canvas around which he could reconstruct
and remodel in his favourite style, the Georgian.
For example, the two fireplaces.
Gorgeous white marble statuary fireplaces.
Not actually a pair,
but sufficiently alike to sit harmoniously together
in the same room.
Just typical, isn't it?
You loathe one thing, and one thing above all others in your house.
You have a major fire.
You lose everything in a gorgeous room like this. With one exception, the thing that you hate.
And that's the case here.
Because Ralph Dutton loathed this nice encased 19th-century clock.
He described it
as one of his grandmother's "most unfortunate purchases".
Sure enough, at the end of the fire,
this is the sole surviving object out of this room.
Of course, the big question today is
are our teams' hopes going to go up in flames over at the auction?
I jolly well hope not.
We're in Lichfield, with auctioneer Richard Winterton.
Very nice to be here, Richard. Excellent.
First up is their standard European beautifully wheel-engraved tazzer.
-It's quality all the way.
-Top of the notch!
Around about 1900.
A whole service of that lined up down a table.
-The water glasses and wine glasses would be something else.
-I'd love to sell that.
-I bet you would.
All you've got is this, I'm afraid. What's your estimate on that?
We've gone 20 to 30.
Not much, then? It'll make £40, £50?
It's your top end, isn't it?
-Top end. £25 they paid.
Such a good quality thing. Next is old four-faced Buddha.
Will he be smiling or are we going to have tears?
-30 to 40.
-That's not too bad.
£28 paid. So we're pretty well on the money with that.
Their big hope, however, rests with these dogs of fu.
-Do you like them?
Not old enough for you, I suppose.
They're just big lumps. They don't do anything at all.
Most auctioneers like their Chinese items to bring 48 million.
-That would be nice!
-Are we going to have a £48 million moment?
-How much do you think they'll make?
-This side of 100. 80 to 100.
They paid £100. I would say this team are pretty well spot-on.
They may not need their bonus buy but let's go and have a look at it.
Jenna, Lee, this is the moment for the leftover lolly.
Reveal, James Braxton! What did you spend your £147 on?
Not as much as that, Tim.
It's a good bronze champleve enamel jardiniere.
A little down-at-heel, but anything Chinese seems to do quite well.
-Have a feel.
-It's quite heavy. Yeah.
It's got a loose bottom!
What does it want, James, a little restoration?
A jolly good clean. It's been really neglected.
-So, solid bronze...
-Solid bronze. Enamelled.
-I do like it.
-Known as the bottomless pit!
-What did you pay for this?
-Oh. That's not bad.
-Not too bad.
I think it should do £50 to £70, something like that.
-But in good nick with a sound bottom, that's a £150, £200 item.
Quite an expensive thing in its day.
-I would say so.
-A luxury item.
-A luxury item of its day.
-I like it.
For the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Braxton's bottomless pit!
So, Richard, a bit more oriental for you.
-You could melt that one down!
Probably the best thing to do.
Oh, you can't say that! Look at this lovely champleve enamel.
It's dull. It's boring. It does absolutely nothing for me.
And it's got a loose bottom. What's it worth?
-I can't see it. It's too dark. Who wants it?
James only paid £55 and he rates it.
Anyway, that's it for the reds. Now for the blues, Peter and Rosie.
First up is their tankard.
-Do you play golf?
-Nor do I.
Somebody's going to really want this
for the golf, not because it's a nice piece of ceramic.
The only thing that will save it.
Will it be a hole in one at £55?
-More like 30, 40.
-Enough of that.
Next in this trio of ceramics is the lustre fairy vase.
It's not Fairyland lustre.
No. That would have been nice. Yeah.
It is quite sweet. It's got a bit of something about it, a bit stylish.
-And it's in good nick.
-Yeah, you usually see little chips.
-Nothing wrong with that.
-50 to 80.
They paid 80 so they might get away with that.
Then we've got the most standard Charlotte Rhead jug-vase,
vase with a handle.
We see it week in, week out.
-And it's incredibly popular?
-It's OK. It'll sell - at a price.
-What's the price?
-Around the £50, 50, 80-ish.
It's quite a standard jug.
-That torpedoes their chances. They paid 140.
They're going to need their bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.
Peter, Rosie. The excitement. What bonus buy did Thomas find? Thomas?
-£25 you had.
-You didn't leave me much.
-I bought a bit of silver.
This is probably from India. It's a low-grade silver.
It wouldn't be hallmarked.
Any good Indian silver doesn't leave a minutest bit undecorated.
Look at all that work.
Some poor chap hammering away for probably all of five minutes!
You'll probably use it for, you know...
-smelly things or some...
-It's quite cute.
But it is silver, therefore we have to think about one thing.
What will it scrap at? There's at least three ounces of silver.
-How much did you pay for it?
-£20. Three ounces of silver is £30.
-I really do like that.
-Yeah. A bit...
Apart from the artistic quality, it scraps at a good price.
But let's not think about that.
-Anyway, you like it, Rosie?
-Yes. It's quite pretty.
You don't have to decide now.
Let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Tom's nut dish.
Well, Richard, there we are. Nice little lobed basket.
It's Indian silver. It's sweet, a bit of work in it.
It'll sell all day long, really.
-I fancy this Indian silver is not so looked down upon as it was.
-People would go, "Poo! Indian silver."
-Now it's more rated.
-Certainly. There's a lot of work in this!
-40 to 50, all day long.
They paid £20, so that's super.
-If the team decide to go with it, we will be fine.
-Otherwise, it's in the lap of the gods. Thank you, Richard.
-So, Lee, Jenna, how are you feeling?
I think you're a smashing couple, you are.
-Any regrets at all, Jen?
-Probably the jade lions.
Well, it's so difficult to tell. They're not old.
But they're very decorative.
He's got 80 to 100. You paid £100.
It seems these days, you put "Chinese" on something
and the world goes mad, so you never know.
If the worst comes to the worst, you've got the thing with no bottom.
We're talking about James's choice. Anyway, first up is the tazzer.
An Edwardian glass tazzer. £10 to start me.
£10. 15. £20. 25. £30...
-You're in profit.
£45 I'm bid. 45. 45. 45.
-Right away at 45. Sold at 45.
£45. You are plus 20 before we've even started!
Now, let's see how old two-face gets on.
Four-faced paperweight. Telephone is up on this lot.
We have one, two, three, four bids.
Which could be embarrassing cos I rubbished it in the talk. Lot 206.
We are 30, five, 40, five, 50, five and 60.
£60 I'm bid. At £60. We have the telephone.
At £60. Telephone is out.
£60. With me at 60. All done? Room's out.
Sold at 60.
That is plus 32. That is plus 52 total.
£52 up. Now, stand by for this.
The pair of temple beasts, then. Again, start me at £50?
40? £20 to start me? £20. £30.
£60. £60 on my far right. At £60.
-At £60... £70. £80. £90.
-On my right at 100. 110?
£100. Sold at 100.
-We broke even.
-Wiped its face. You are plus 52.
Seriously, now, what are you going to do about this enamel jardiniere?
You're £52 up.
Quite close to call, but I didn't pay huge amounts. 55.
Shall we cancel it? We're still in profit.
-It's a real risk.
-What are you doing?
-Let's not do it.
All your gambling instincts have dried up?
-Let's do it. We've only come for fun.
-We'll go for it.
You changed your mind? We love it!
-Are you sure?
-We didn't want to but now we are going to do it.
The cloisonne jardiniere. Where are we going to start? £5...?
£15 I'm bid. Centre of room at 15. 15. £15...
-This is not looking good.
-..No-one's going to come?
£20 at the very back. £25.
JENNA: It just needs a polish!
-But you're still in profit!
-There we go.
-You are still plus £22.
-£22 is better than nothing.
-£22 could be a winning score.
-Let's hope so.
-The big thing is, don't talk to the blues.
-You are a sporting couple, you are.
-Yes, well done.
-Peter and Rosie, do you know how the reds got on?
We don't want you to.
-Did they look depressed when they came out?
-They were smiling.
You can't tell from a smile, though. Could be a smirk.
Could be the beginning of tears.
Do you rate your items as highly today as you did when you bought them, Rosie?
All but the one that Peter chose.
Peter chose the Charlotte Rhead.
I have to say, that's not looking so pretty as far as the estimate goes.
A good name, Charlotte Rhead.
-Their estimate is 50 to 80. You paid 140.
-We'll make it on the rest.
You'll make it on the rest!
Anyway, first up is the golf tankard and here it comes.
224 is the Devon tankard of golfing interest.
Where are you going to be? £30?
£20? £10 to start me?
£10 to start me. £10, thank you, sir.
£10 I'm bid. £10. £15...
..£20? £20. £22.
Right there at 22.
-At £22. At 22...
All done at £22...
-It's not a birdie!
-It was yours!
-Did I buy that?
-Minus 33, then.
Quite an attractive piece. Where will you be? 70? 50?
£20. 25. £30. £30 I'm bid. £30. At £30.
No? At £50 on the left at £50.
Get in there. Come on. Come on.
At £50. All done? Sold?
All done? Sold at 50.
-That is, I'm afraid, minus 30.
-You are minus 63 so far.
-Say it very quickly!
The Charlotte Rhead Crown Ducal jug. We have a telephone up on it.
£20 I'm bid. The jug. £20. Five.
£25 I'm bid in the room. 30. Five.
50. £50 I'm bid. Second row at 50.
£60 by the telephone. At 60. At 60.
-We're looking at a three-figure loss here.
Sorry about that.
That's not so good. £60!
-That is minus £80 on that.
-Minus 143. Are you going to go with the bowl?
-It's a no-brainer.
-Here it comes.
Look at that! Looking good!
Will it make £143?
It's £20. £20 I have on the book. At £20.
..35. £40. 45.
Fantastic! Well done, you.
..At £50. Right in the far distance at £50. Sold at 50.
-You get a kiss for that.
Plus £30. That's what we like to see.
-We should have given you all the money.
-You are minus £113. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?
Now, ha-ha-ha. That was fun.
-What a roller coaster! Have you been chatting?
We have a world of difference between our teams. There are some similarities.
Both teams went with the bonus buy.
And the blues got a superior profit out of their bonus buy. Lovely.
But it didn't do any good. They are well and truly the runners-up.
-They managed to lose £113.
-More than they spent!
-Despite a £30 profit out of Thomas's bonus buy.
-That is seriously going for it.
-Not so hot. I am sorry.
-We won't give up the day job.
It wasn't your lucky day and I sympathise. You've had a good time?
-We've had a fabulous time.
You've been great contestants. But our victors today are the reds.
-Who get to take £22...
There would have been more profit if you hadn't gone with the bonus buy.
But never mind about that. Once upon a time, we had the Golden Gavel.
We ran out of Golden Gavels, and Golden Gavels are awarded to a team
that very rarely achieve a profit on all three of their items.
And you got two profits and a wiped face so I make it that's as close as you can get to three profits,
so I'm going to award you with the order of the Golden Gavel.
-That now comes as a lapel clip.
You can wear that with pride around the farm.
Unfortunately, the expert gets one, too.
One for one and all for all!
-Thank you very much.
-Not at all.
-A double congratulations. Have you enjoyed it?
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, 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.