Kedleston 2 Bargain Hunt


Kedleston 2

Antiques challenge. Mark Stacey and Jonathon Pratt lead two teams into battle in the grounds of Kedleston Hall. Tim Wonnacott visits the Fitzwilliam Museum.


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A picturesque setting, stunning grounds

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and hundreds of stalls - let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!

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There's high drama at the Jaguar Antiques Fair in the grounds of Kedleston Hall.

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-What's the matter, kids?!

-There's nothing here!

-We've only got one item!

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One item!

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Will they ever find three items to sell at auction?

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-There's nothing else on here...?

-You don't want us to get it!

-No, no, no, that's not true.

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Yes, it's as tough as it looks.

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-Jennifer and Harriet, how lovely to see you.

-Hi.

-Feeling all right?

-Yes, thank you.

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-Jennifer, you describe you two girls as history geeks. Right?

-True.

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We both met at Lancaster University. We both did history degrees.

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-But you haven't embarked on a historical career.

-No. I'm a retail manager at a supermarket.

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-And you like to accessorise.

-I do, so I like a bit of shopping.

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But my grandma left me some antique jewellery in her will, such as this brooch and the earrings.

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-They kind of make the outfit.

-Lovely. Have you got a great box full of this stuff?

-Yeah, I have.

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-And I keep adding pieces.

-Lovely.

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-Where has history taken you, Harriet?

-Kedleston Hall. I've worked for the National Trust for 7 years.

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-Here?

-Well, I had a job interview here.

-Did you?

-Yeah.

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-I was down in Devon and then in Derbyshire.

-Lovely.

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-So you are still associated with history, in a very practical way.

-I am, yes, and in three weeks' time,

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I start my PGCE in History to become a secondary school teacher.

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So what's your plan in today's shopping?

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We'll go with an open mind, something that reflects our personalities.

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Great. Now, Beth, you two share a passion, which brought you together. Tell us.

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Well, we both go to the same university, in Birmingham.

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-I was the president of the Metal Society.

-Yes.

-And when Greg was first coming to university

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we had a Freshers' Fair where we get all the young ones...

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-Like an induction.

-And I spotted him in that t-shirt.

-Which t-shirt?

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THIS t-shirt!

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-And shouted at the top of my voice, "Demons and Wizards!"

-The name of the band.

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-Traumatising everybody!

-Apart from Greg.

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-And we now live in the same house.

-That's nice. So what's your subject at university?

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I've done an undergraduate in Ancient and Medieval History

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-and I'm starting a Master's, but I also dabble in archaeology.

-You should be pretty good at this!

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-I'll have a ferret around.

-Very good, yes.

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-What's this about you and owls?

-I'm obsessed with them.

-Why?

-I just think they're fantastic.

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-I've lost count of the owls in my room. Everyone buys me owl-related things.

-Cushions...

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-Owl socks.

-Owl socks.

-Owl underwear.

-Underwear?

-It happens.

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-Has it got "to-wit, to-woo" on it?

-Yeah!

-Front and back.

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What fun! Very good. So, Greg, heavy metal, video games...

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Well, I study theoretical physics at university.

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You've come up with an equation to win Bargain Hunt.

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-Take it as it comes, really.

-That's an equation?

-Take it as it comes and buy whatever...

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Perhaps I won't be going in for physics after all. Very good luck.

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The money moment - you get your £300 now. There.

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Your experts await. Off you go and very good luck!

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Gosh, she's going to enjoy herself.

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-Harriet, Jenny, are you excited?

-We are.

-Really excited.

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I've no idea what I'm doing, so I hope you do.

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The modest Mark Stacey is teamed with the blonde Reds.

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-What's your plan?

-I think to get something we like that's appealing and reflects who we are.

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Jenny's into jewellery, so jewellery, ceramics maybe.

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I've watched more of the programme than I'd like to admit!

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And Jonathan Pratt is masterminding the plan for the Blues.

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Point at things and I'll see if I can be intellectual about them. Let's wander along this way.

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-Right, stall number one. Let's see what we can find. Let's go bargain hunting.

-Steady!

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-What's really your interest?

-This is pretty. Really lovely.

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-You've got the cut glass, mirror in the bottom...

-That's cute.

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And a little cream pot in the top. Hallmarked.

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-That's rather nice.

-It is.

-How much are you asking?

-85.

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Pretty things do sell. This is stunning.

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-That looks cool.

-What is it?

-A little French perfume.

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-This would have been velvet.

-You see a hint of colour here.

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It started dyed a red colour, which has faded with the years.

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-Can I have a look?

-Hold it. How much is that?

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That can be 95.

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-Can it be any less than 95?

-No, I had 125 on it.

-OK!

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-I do like it, but I'm not sure we're willing to spend that much.

-Bear it in mind and go on.

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-Keep it brisk. If there's nothing there we'll move on.

-OK.

-I like the box.

-That is nice.

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-The trunk is rather nice. Rather battered.

-But it would look nice.

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-110, though, ladies.

-Yeah.

-Lovely material inside, but it is rather tired.

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-Been well-travelled.

-Yeah.

-It would be nice to know the history.

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-It's got some damage.

-Of course, people buying this

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-are looking for character as well.

-Yeah.

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-So what sort of age...? Oh, 1860.

-It looks about that to me, with all the stud work.

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-What do we think?

-It is nice.

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Close it down. Move that cloth and we'll see how it looks without anything.

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Let's stand back for a second. It's useful to get a perspective.

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Yeah - the further away, the better!

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If I was putting it into auction - if the dealer's not too cross - to be absolutely honest with you,

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I'd probably have put £60-£80 on it. So the estimate is slightly to the top of that.

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-Right.

-But you just never know.

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-You've got to love it.

-I like it. It's up to...

-I really like it.

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-(Why don't we try 70?)

-Yeah. Shall we try 70?

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See if we can try that. We just wondered if you'd accept 70?

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70? Well...I will do 70. Yeah?

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-Yeah, I'll do 70.

-Thank you so much!

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-Are you happy with 70?

-Yeah. Mid-range to what you suggested.

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-Fingers crossed.

-Well done. Our first purchase. Well done.

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So a smooth start for the Reds. One trunk for £70.

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I always stick my nose into these because they have little objects that are quite interesting.

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-Is that a little owl?!

-Yes, a pin cushion. You have to stick pins into it!

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-That's really sweet.

-What's your obsession with owls?

-She wants to be one!

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OK, let's get moving.

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Each to their own, Jonathan! Now here's a bit of a hoot...

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I do love this shopping on Bargain Hunt. You never know what you will find on these stalls.

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What do you think about this?

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One can hardly believe that this started off its life as a nut,

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hanging from a West Indian spice tree and this nut is called a coquilla nut.

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Originally, it was covered in some coarse bark

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like a coconut. That's all been scratched away to reveal the hard nut itself.

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It's then been carved most exquisitely in the form of a clam shell.

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If I turn it over, you can see the incredibly fine, lifelike shell lines

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carved onto the nut itself.

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Bearing in mind that this is hardwood, it's not an easy job to create thus shell-like effect

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and it's even more extraordinary when it was done by a common or garden sailor

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travelling on the long voyage from the West Indies back to Europe, laden with sugar.

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That would have happened some time about between 1780 and 1830.

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And if I open it up, you can see that it contains a hollow and that's to hold snuff.

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So what's it worth? Well, the asking price on the stall for this thing is £50.

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I reckon in this condition at auction it's worth at least £80-£120

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and if you took the trouble to get it professionally restored, it could be worth as much as £200.

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If you believe that, you should take a pinch of snuff with it.

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Now those Blues really need to find something.

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Let's stick our nose in. Miniature chairs.

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-We need to get something soon.

-I just said that! The Reds spend 70 smackers...

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-We've spent £70 and got one item.

-Oh, I give up.

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-Do you want to go up there?

-Yes.

-Let's try it up there, then.

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Just practical things like dressing stools, people buy for the home, so you get almost a retail price.

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This is a good kidney shape, probably made in the '20s. Walnut.

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-I quite like that stool. How much is it?

-I'd do that for 35.

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-How much could it sell for?

-Buy it and I'll tell you off-camera!

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No, no... Would you take 30? ..35, OK.

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-I gave you my absolute best.

-I don't like to push it. Are we in agreement? Shall we buy something?

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-We should get this. Greg, agreed?

-..Yeah, go on, then.

-Yeah!

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Why not? It's not a big spend for a start. And I believe it's got potential.

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-OK, I'll take your word for it!

-This one really is for you.

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OK, all right, all right. We'll have it, thank you.

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Not convinced, are you, Greg?

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-That's quite dramatic, isn't it?

-It is.

-Quite nice.

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-Moorcroft. Do you like Moorcroft?

-Yes.

-They're quite pretty.

-They are quite nice, aren't they?

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-Are these something you'd want to try to negotiate on?

-Yeah.

-Would Moorcroft sell well at auction?

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It's still quite popular. Earlier pieces are more desirable

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-and it depends on that, really.

-I'm quite drawn to this.

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That's Clarice Cliff, I think, but a very late piece. Here's the mark.

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Clarice Cliff, Newport Pottery.

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-It's 65. I mean, it's...

-Would you say it's collectable?

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It is collectable. Probably late '30s.

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-Clarice Cliff used the name after the war, so sometimes you get it on '50s pieces.

-Yeah.

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It's not going to set the world on fire, but it's nice.

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-I'll do you a good price.

-He can do a good price.

-What's a good price?

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65. We'll do it for 45. How's that? That's a bargain.

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Oh! How many times have I heard that today, I wonder?

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What price could you offer on the four Moorcroft?

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£80 on them. And they're at 28 each.

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If I'm being honest, I like Clarice Cliff

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and I like very jazzy 1930s pieces with the funky shapes and bright enamel colours.

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-This is a little bit weak to me.

-What do you think? It's a team decision.

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-Jenny liked it, so I think we should go for it.

-There's nothing else...?

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-I don't think he wants us to get it!

-No, no, no.

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-That's not true. Clarice Cliff is a name and sometimes people overpay at a general sale.

-Go for it.

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-OK. Let's go for it. OK, we'll take this. Thank you very much.

-Lovely.

-Thank you.

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So Mark's concerns - completely ignored!

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Number two bought for 45 smackers. 30 minutes down. Focus now, Blues!

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Have a look at them. Try them on. They'll be quite cool.

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-Whether they'll sell well at auction... But that's not the thing. You can buy them for home.

-Yeah!

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-To sit down and watch the telly. Do you ski?

-No.

-Take up skiing.

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-I have to live with this guy.

-Yeah.

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Moving on...

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We'll just have a quick squint down here. If anything grabs you, shout out, all right?

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Aaaargh! Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Oh, dear, you look unhappy. Group hug. What's the matter, kids?

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-There's nothing here!

-We've only got one item!

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One item?! And with our number one man here, too.

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-What are we going to do about it?

-Buy, buy, buy!

-Yes.

-We need to get something.

-But what, what, what?

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-A bargain!

-I know, I know. This is the name of the game.

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-If your number one man can't lead you, what can I do?

-We've looked at lots.

-Fancy a bit of Midwinter?

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OK.

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Over to my new number one man, then.

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-There's a right mixture of pieces here. What do you like?

-The sugar bowl.

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-Are they silver?

-Yes, yes.

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Yes. Well, they look a Georgian shape. I'd love to have a look.

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Thank you very much. There we are. Let's look at what we've got.

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So this is a very Georgian shape.

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-Yeah.

-1815, 1820. But actually the marks are here for London

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and they'll be late-Victorian, I think, looking at the hallmarks.

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-There would, of course, originally have been maybe a teapot. But nice, substantial pieces.

-Yeah.

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-I have also just seen this one here.

-That's a little caddy, isn't it?

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-It's a lot lighter than that one.

-But that's a little tea caddy, I'd have thought from the shape.

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-Oh, this is a Chester hallmark. Chester is a slightly more unusual hallmark.

-Yeah.

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It's hallmarked in the lid as well. This dates from the 1920s, I think. How much is that?

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-The best I could do is 180.

-Oh, that's beyond our budget. What about these two?

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-125.

-125?

-For two.

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-Those I quite like, actually.

-Yeah.

-We're looking for something silver.

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-Is that really the very, very, very, very, very best?

-120.

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I don't know. I do like these.

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Can we just leave them out for a second? Is that all right?

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That's it, girls. Time for a think.

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-I forgot where it was!

-It's behind you!

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Er...this lady here.

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-Can I just leave you two to negotiate?

-Yeah.

-I'm going to look at this chap's stuff.

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-I don't want to crowd your style. Good luck.

-See ya!

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Hi, there. We've come about your scent stand we looked at earlier.

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We do really like him. However, we were wondering if you could do something better price-wise?

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As I said earlier, it was 125. And I really, really cannot do better than 95.

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-Let's be honest. We have 10 minutes.

-Yeah, we do. We both like it.

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-We should do it.

-Yeah. OK, cool.

-That'll do nicely. Thanks.

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-Good luck with it.

-Thank you.

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-I'll wrap it up for you.

-Lovely.

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Identical hair, those two. They got the price down from £95 to...£95.

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Who needs an expert(?)

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Now I want you two lovelies to go over there to that man, use all your ways that you can

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to see if that's the very best price he can do. I'll speak to the lady.

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-Good luck!

-Let's do it.

-Fingers crossed.

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-Uh-oh. He's back.

-Guys, this is the chap here. We've got eight minutes.

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Whilst you negotiated, I nipped to the stall opposite and this caught my eye immediately.

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-Novelty sells.

-Yes.

-The stallholder said straight away, "But the marks are rubbed," which isn't good.

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This is where they would be. It comes from use.

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-It wears it away.

-It's been loved.

-Yes, exactly.

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These are collectable. People like elephants, like they like owls, dogs, cats. The condition's not bad.

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-How much is he asking for it?

-Can I have a look?

-He's asking... Crikey. About £90.

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That tends to go hand-in-hand with that. I might get him down a touch.

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-I think I've fallen in love with it!

-What could you see this going for at auction?

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Cheap is 40-60. Realistic, maybe 60-80.

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At the top end, maybe 80-120. I'll tell you what, guys,

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-we've got a stall there and there. I'll go and ask him.

-Good luck!

-And then we'll make a decision.

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The Force is with you.

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So how are the girls getting on with the silver?

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-Harriet?

-How did you get on?

-Jenny. Well...

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Not very well, I'm afraid.

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I got an extra fiver off, so 115.

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-15?

-1-1-5.

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-And we managed to get an extra fiver off of the Chester piece.

-So 170.

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-Using my head, not my heart, I think we go for the two-piece.

-Are we?

-Yes.

-Use Harriet's head!

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-Go for the two-piece.

-Are you sure?

-Yes.

-Yes.

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Off you go, then. I'm going to have a sit down because it's exhausted me.

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Oh, he's such a sensitive soul. So the silver jug and bowl

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completes the shopping for Jennifer and Harriet and it joins...

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A domed top trunk for £70.

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And Mark's favourite - the Clarice Cliff bowl for £45.

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-BOTH: Come on, Mark!

-What's going on here?!

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-Is he just resting all the time?

-We've had no help whatsoever!

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-But you've had a lovely shop?

-We have.

-How much did you spend overall?

-We spent £230.

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-£230?

-Yep.

-Have you got the £70? Which is your favourite piece?

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I think I like the silver, the milk and sugar bowl.

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-What about you, Harriet?

-Mine was the trunk.

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It's a really nice piece, a lot of character and I hope it will sell well at auction.

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-What about you, Mark? What's your favourite piece?

-I think I have to say the silver.

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I like the quality. But the trunk, I think, will make the most profit.

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-Hopefully.

-We've got a lot of predictions here. Anyway, here's your 70 smackers.

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Have you got any idea? Usually you're hot on what you want.

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-Well, I've already spent it. I've found it already.

-Have you?

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Walking around from here to the loo. I can't say any more than that.

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Is there a hint there? When you trot to the loo?

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-Are we talking horsey here or lavatorial? Very interesting.

-I'm very confused now.

-Very confused.

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-That won't be the first time!

-We're blonde!

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That is not true, girls! Toodle-oo! Good luck, Mark.

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Now why don't we see how the Blues are getting on, eh?

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So Mark is first on the lookout for a bonus buy. Has Jonathan bagged the elephant for less than £95?

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-Beth, you know that fox doorknob?

-Yeah.

-The guy can do it for £25 and we only have 4 or 5 minutes.

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So we're thinking, are people more likely to spend 25 quid on foxy

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-or 90 on a tiny elephant?

-I think he's quite a foxy character.

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Hi, guys.

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-£110 is what he wants.

-We can get that for 25.

-25?

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Or you can get that for 25 - a Victorian shell cameo of a lady. It should be set in gold.

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He wants 25 quid for it. If this was set in a gold mount as a brooch, you'd be talking 100-150.

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-So £25...

-I say yes.

-It's a cheap spend. I'd much rather pay 25 than 110.

-Yeah, yeah.

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-I say that.

-Door knocker or cameo?

-Cameo.

-Thanks very much.

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-It will appeal to more people.

-Yeah!

-Oh, my goodness.

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That's lucky, cos time's up!

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Here's Beth and Greg's complete line-up. Despite Greg's protests,

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the kidney-shaped stool was theirs for £35.

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The heavy metallers bought some fancy French scent bottles.

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Poo! And Jonathan's £25 cameo completed the trio.

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-So how much did you spend?

-£155.

-So £145 of leftover lolly.

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-Here it is.

-Now which is your favourite piece?

-Ooh, I think it might be the little cameo.

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-OK, that little cameo.

-Very pretty.

-What about you, Greg?

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-I think the perfume thingummy-jiggly was all right.

-The perfume stand?

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-I didn't...

-Didn't like my stool?

-Your stool? No, I didn't like it.

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-I think it's rather nice.

-It'll bring the biggest profit.

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£145. It's a masterful amount. Very good luck with that, Jonathan.

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Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere incredibly intellectual.

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The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge was once famously described

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as the greatest small museum in Europe.

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So...

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if this is small, what on earth is big?!

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There's so much to see. Where do I begin?

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Well, how about something that's got a little bit of everything and also happens to be completely bonkers?

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I guarantee you, we have never seen anything like this in all our years watching Bargain Hunt.

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It's a completely and utterly unique and mad piece.

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It's in the form, loosely, of some sort of medieval ewer,

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but was created by that master craftsperson and architect of the 19th century,

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William Burges.

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He died, according to his death certificate, from a combination

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of opiates and tobacco.

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And looking at the way in which this thing has been put together,

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the opiate bit of it is understandable. Burges travelled extensively as a young man

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throughout Europe and the Middle East.

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He absorbed more than anything else in his training as an architect all ancient objects

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and this ewer encapsulates practically all of his interests.

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It's made of silver, it was hallmarked in 1865,

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but conceived by Burges in 1858.

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The top of this ewer is hinged. If I press that little button, it opens like that.

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So technically you could fill it full of wine, but the cover itself is really strange.

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It looks as if it's got on it a piece of carved glass.

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It's not glass. That's crystal.

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And that was carved in China in the form of a Buddhistic lion.

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So Burges has taken a piece of ancient Chinese art and introduced it as part of the design.

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If you look at the spout, it looks like an ibex or antelope,

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but look at the head - that's not the head of a deer. It's the head of a donkey

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and it's got jammed in its mouth a cork attached to a chain.

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The handle is similarly strange. A winged beast with an ivory head

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that looks like the end of a walking stick that he's placed inside.

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The body of the vessel is made up of polished Russian malachite

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in a band running round the neck and the body itself is dark green blown glass.

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Holding it all together are a series of straps,

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which just ooze medievalism.

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And then that metal provides a showcase for a number of other features

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that clearly fascinated Burges.

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The pink pieces are cameos.

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Not ordinary Victorian cameos, but Roman cameos.

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2,000-year-old pieces of decorative jewellery that he has introduced into the body of this vessel.

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Similarly, in all these bosses they are centred by genuine Roman and Byzantine coins.

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In short, Burges has had tremendous fun gathering together all his favourite little pieces

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into this one magical piece.

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And running around the bottom of the foot we've got some seriously strange engravings.

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A hedgehog or porcupine, a frog,

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a wee rat.

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Mad, but wonderful.

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Impractical, but incredibly beautiful.

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Like I say... completely bonkers!

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So will the bidders go bonkers for our lots at today's sale room?

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Before we find out, let's chat to auctioneer Annabel Lewis at Bamfords in Derby.

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Now, Annabel, first up Jennifer and Harriet went with this trunk. It's a pretty tatty thing.

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It is. I can't see it making an awful lot of money.

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It hasn't got many uses. Sometimes they make good toy boxes, but I can't see that.

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-And would you want to put your nippers' toys...

-No!

-..in that tatty leather box?

-No.

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The other thing I've noticed is that the domed top ones, unless they're 18th century,

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-they don't help. You want a flat top to put magazines and coffee on.

-Absolutely, yes.

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-So on a couple of counts it doesn't work. Plus it's clapped out.

-Yes.

-I mean, terminally clapped out.

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-Anyway, that's dissed that one. What's it worth?

-A generous 40-60.

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-That's generous?

-Yes.

-That means, in auctioneer's speak, even lady auctioneers,

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-20-40 on a bad day.

-It does, yes.

-You might struggle for £10.

-Probably so.

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-They paid £70.

-Oh, dear.

-That is a whopper, isn't it? Right...

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-Next they've gone for something traditional. Clarice Cliff.

-OK.

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-I'm not quite sure what you'd put in that. Maybe fruit. Not flowers.

-No, it's just a table bowl, really.

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-Bung it full of tangerines at Christmas.

-Just fairly standard.

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-Everybody knows the name Clarice, so should sell.

-How much?

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-£30-£50.

-OK, they paid 45. At least they're in the frame.

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Then we've got two rather sad pieces of silver here. Left over from a four or five piece service.

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-Yes.

-How do you rate that?

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Very standard. £60-£100 for the scrap, really.

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-The value of metals has gone up incredibly, hasn't it?

-It has.

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Very sad. It's the knacker's yard for you. Anyway, there it is.

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-They paid £115. They might just get there.

-Mm-hm.

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-You don't look terribly confident!

-I think that's the top end.

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I don't think they'll get £115. Probably just about the 100. Ish.

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OK, particularly on the basis of this trunk, it's disappointing,

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so they'll need their Bonus Buy. Let's look at it.

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Now Jennifer and Harriet, two good girls, spent £230,

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which is magnificent. And you gave Mark Stacey £70.

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-What did he blow it on?

-Lots of goodies for ladies. There's three items.

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I'll hand you the bracelet first, which is Tiffany silver.

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Then there's a little Gucci key ring holder in silver

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and I'll hold this - a Tiffany silver ingot pendant.

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-Oh, my God!

-You like that.

-And I paid a full £70.

-Can we keep them?

-Harriet's face lit up!

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This is just a joy. Try it on. See whether it fits first.

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-I thought you'd rather like this.

-It's too big. You can have it.

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-It'll fit you better.

-Yeah!

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-And that just fits perfectly.

-It does.

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The names sell these things. In a general sale, hopefully they'll get a bit carried away

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-but I can't promise it.

-Is that what you would go out and buy?

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-Do you like that sort of thing?

-Yes, I've got some Tiffany jewellery and I'm always after Gucci.

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-How much would you pay for Tiffany?

-Hmm...a lot!

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-But seriously...

-More than £70.

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Would you, would you? It could be that you've done a blinder.

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Anyway, you've got two very smiley girls who are happy. Don't pick now. You pick later,

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after the sale of the first three items. But let's find out whether our lady auctioneer today

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likes the jewellery or not.

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-Look at that. That's handsome, isn't it?

-Yes.

-A little group of modern lady's jewellery.

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-It could be a bloke, I suppose.

-Anybody's.

-Anybody's.

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That's unisex, that little tag.

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-All made of solid silver and quite heavy.

-They are. All good makes.

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Tiffany and Gucci. Nice and plain.

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I expect they would have cost a fortune new from the shop,

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but what happens in the after-sale market with jewellery like this?

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You tend to get 1/10th to 1/20th of the retail price.

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An awful lot of things go into the price ticket.

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-I'd put £30-£50 on these three pieces.

-Oh, dear. Mark's just paid £70 on the three.

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-He thinks he got a steal.

-Fingers crossed. You never know.

-No, quite(!)

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Right. We'll separate this lot. That lot come over here.

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Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now the Blues.

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Jonathan Pratt went very strongly for the modern, kidney-shaped dressing stool.

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Why, I ask myself? How do you rate it?

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-It's a 1920s, walnut, kidney-shaped dressing stool. That's all I can say.

-It came out of a big suite.

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-There would be a wardrobe, dressing table and all that rubbish.

-The suite would have been OK,

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-but a single stool on its own will struggle to sell.

-What have you put?

-£18-£22.

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You wouldn't normally select that for sale as a single lot.

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No, we'd normally hope to have a few other things.

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-I'm afraid Jonathan paid £35.

-A little bit much.

-A little bit much. Right, OK.

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Next is this scent bottle holder, which, if we hone in on the condition of this, is disappointing.

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Yes, it's very disappointing. It's got broken bottles.

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-Yes.

-Broken hinges.

-Yes.

-Broken top.

-Yes.

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-Very bald.

-Bald means all the plush has rubbed off.

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-So not a lot going for it.

-No, I've got the message there.

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-How much have you put on it?

-£40-£60.

-Was that optimistic?

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-Very.

-Oh, lordy! They paid 95.

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-So that's not so good, is it?

-I wouldn't want that sitting on my dressing table.

-Terrible.

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-Moving on, the last item is the cameo.

-OK. Positive things - it's not badly carved.

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Negative things - it's not on gold, it has no pin, it's very sad looking and out of fashion.

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-I think the negatives outweigh the positives by about 75%.

-Yes.

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-OK, what's the estimate on that?

-20-30.

-£25 was paid. So it's in the middle. They might get away with it.

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-Yes.

-But overall it ain't looking healthy!

-No.

-In which case, they'll need their Bonus Buy.

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-B and G...

-Hello.

-Beth and Greg.

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You spent £155 and you gave JP £145 of leftover lolly. Jonathan, what did you do with it?

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-There we go. Have a little chick. Take a little chick.

-OK.

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I spent it on a pair of German silver - in inverted commas.

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They are 800 standard silver. Little menu holders,

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modelled as wrens. I like them. They're a novelty item you can display on the dining table.

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-I like the open mouths.

-They have a bottom you can put things up.

-How much did you spend on them?

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Well... I spent a lot of the budget.

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-I spent on them £120.

-That's quite hefty.

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-Yes, but they are nice objects.

-I'm not too convinced.

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-Do you like them?

-I think they're amazing.

-You are fond of birds.

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I certainly am, but 120 is a big chunk of money.

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We'll see how we do. You never know.

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-Anyway, you like them?

-I do.

-We don't want you to decide now.

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Decide after the sale of your first three items. For the viewers at home, let's find out

0:34:530:34:59

what the auctioneer thinks about Jonathan's little birds.

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-So, Annabel, think they're sweet little wrens?

-Nice little name holders.

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-Would normally be a set of six at least, I'd have thought. German silver.

-And not very old?

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No, not a great deal of age.

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But charming to have on your table.

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-What's your estimate?

-£50-£70.

-Jonathan paid £120 for these.

-Oh, dear.

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-We'll hope they come in to roost.

-Absolutely.

-Are you taking the sale?

-I am, yes.

-Great.

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-So, Harriet, how excited are you on a scale of 1 to 10?

-10.

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-We've been nervously waiting!

-What about you, Jennifer, darling?

-Probably 11.

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You're 11? What's your prediction? How do you think you'll do?

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Around the auction room there are picture frames of auctions that sold for about £4,000.

0:35:520:35:58

-So we're thinking maybe £5,000.

-That's your profit prediction?! What are you on, girl?

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-We're optimistic. Eternally.

-First up is your leather trunk.

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Victorian, leather-bound, domed-top trunk.

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£30, please, for it. 30.

0:36:130:36:16

£30 for the trunk. Got to be worth £30. Useful trunk.

0:36:160:36:21

Anybody wants it? Got to be worth £30.

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Please. £30.

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On the front?

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20 there. 20 is bid, thank you. 22? 22 at the back.

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25. 28.

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30? At £28 right at the back.

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-At 28, are you all done?

-28 is two shy of 30.

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That's minus £42.

0:36:470:36:49

Oh, dear, girls.

0:36:490:36:51

Clarice Cliff chestnut pattern salad bowl. Nice little bowl.

0:36:510:36:55

£30 is bid. On commissions.

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And 2. 32 for the Clarice Cliff.

0:36:570:37:00

32. 32. 35. 38?

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38, surely. 38? 38.

0:37:020:37:06

40? At £38 against the commission.

0:37:060:37:09

Are you all done at £38?

0:37:090:37:11

£38, I'm sorry, is minus £7 there. We're up to 49.

0:37:120:37:17

George V boat-shaped milk jug and sugar basin. London, 1917.

0:37:170:37:21

And £60 is bid. 60. 5. 70. 5.

0:37:210:37:25

80. 5. 90.

0:37:250:37:28

5. 100. And 10?

0:37:280:37:31

110 for you. 110, surely? At £100.

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110, is it? At £100, on commission.

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Are you all done?

0:37:370:37:39

£100. That's minus £15.

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42, 52, 57, 64.

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Minus £64.

0:37:450:37:47

Now...

0:37:470:37:48

-What about the Bonus Buy? Going to go with it?

-Yes.

-Definitely? Going to back your man?

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Yes. OK, go with the Bonus Buy.

0:37:560:37:59

-Brilliant. Here it comes.

-Starts on commission. 30. And 5?

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35 for you. 35? 35. 40.

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5. 45 at the back. 45.

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At £40. 5 is it? 5.

0:38:100:38:12

50. And 5 for you. 55, right at the back of the room.

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At £55, are you all done? At 55. Anybody else?

0:38:170:38:21

Wow. £55 is minus £15.

0:38:210:38:25

64, 74...minus £79. Now that could be a winning score, girls.

0:38:250:38:31

-It could be.

-Could be.

-It's not too bad.

0:38:310:38:35

Really, it's not too bad. Just don't tell the Blues a thing. Keep mum.

0:38:350:38:40

-OK, BGs, how are we doing?

-Good.

-Do you know how the Reds got on?

0:38:490:38:53

-No idea.

-They seemed pretty happy.

0:38:530:38:56

Anyway, first lot up is the stool.

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Queen Anne, walnut, kidney-shaped stool. £15 for it, please.

0:39:000:39:04

-15 for the stool.

-Come on.

-It's got to be worth £15.

0:39:040:39:08

15 is bid. 18. 20 for you.

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20, yes? 20. And 2? 22?

0:39:120:39:16

Surely. Are you certain? 22. 25?

0:39:160:39:20

Yes?

0:39:210:39:23

At £22, then. At £22 for the stool.

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£22...is minus £13.

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Well, like I say, disappointing. Now stand by for the scent bottle. Here we go.

0:39:310:39:36

There is a bid on this one. Start me at £50. And 5? 5 in the room anywhere?

0:39:360:39:43

At £50. Two bids here.

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At 50, we'll take it. At £50, on commission.

0:39:450:39:50

50. Very swiftly, that. It's minus £45.

0:39:500:39:53

Victorian oval shell cameo. £20, please, for it.

0:39:530:39:57

20 for the shell cameo. £20? Got to be worth £20.

0:39:570:40:01

-Nice little cameo for 20. Anybody want it for £20?

-Struggling.

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At 20. 20 is bid.

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2, is it? 22 anywhere?

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At £20, then. Maiden bid. Are you all done at 20?

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-£20 is minus £5, which means you are minus 63 smackers.

-We lost.

0:40:150:40:21

Not necessarily. You could be ahead at minus 63.

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It will all rest on Jonathan's placeholders.

0:40:250:40:29

What we've got to do here is decide. Jonathan won't mind

0:40:290:40:33

if you jettison the placecard-holding jobbies

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at £120. On the other hand, you might like to go with his little wrens and see what happens.

0:40:380:40:45

-I want to go with it, yeah.

-Are you serious?! Why?

-Having seen how they went for my cameo!

0:40:450:40:51

-Do you want to win or not? Are you going with it?

-Yes.

-All right. They're going with it.

0:40:510:40:58

A pair of silver German novelty placeholders. Nice little wrens.

0:40:580:41:03

Got a couple of bids here. Starting at £45.

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45 and 50? 50 is it?

0:41:070:41:09

50 for them?

0:41:090:41:11

-How much did I pay?

-120!

0:41:110:41:14

60 for you? At £55.

0:41:140:41:17

60 anywhere? At £55. Are you all done?

0:41:170:41:20

At £55. Surely worth a bit more. At 55, then.

0:41:200:41:25

-That's minus 65.

-The bell tolling...

-To add to the minus 63.

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It's now 128.

0:41:290:41:32

-That's a nice number.

-It wasn't the sale for them.

-It's a power of 2.

-A power of 2!

0:41:320:41:38

Yes, OK. Minus 128 is the tally, all right?

0:41:380:41:42

-I suggest you go out looking confident, too.

-Yeah.

-And show the Reds.

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Sadly, all great things have to come to an end.

0:41:560:42:01

We've had a superb programme.

0:42:010:42:03

As far as winners and losers are concerned, we only have runners-up. Have you guys been talking?

0:42:030:42:09

We have a complete turnaround here,

0:42:090:42:12

which has turned on the basis of the Bonus Buy.

0:42:120:42:16

Because one team was winning by only £1 at one point,

0:42:160:42:21

until they decided to go with the Bonus Buy and made a smacking great loss of £65

0:42:210:42:28

to add to their other losses and so the Blues are down, I'm afraid.

0:42:280:42:33

Oh, we lost. Never mind.

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As a result, you are minus £128. We're not going to dwell on that,

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-but turn to the victors today. You lot are very lucky to be winning today!

-All skill.

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All skill. We had a few disappointments but you have won with minus £79.

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Join us soon for some more bargain hunting!

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Experts Mark Stacey and Jonathon Pratt lead two young teams into a Bargain Hunting battle in the grounds of Kedleston Hall.

Tim Wonnacott reveals one of the many treasures at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.


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