Antiques challenge. Two teams do battle at the antiques fair in Ardingly, with Mark Stacey and James Braxton. Tim Wonnacott explores the story of Nelson's finest hour.
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Are you ready for your daily dose of antiques shenanigans?
If you are, let's go bargain hunting!
At Ardingly International Antiques and Collectables Fair,
the challenge for our teams is to find three bargains
What a lovely load of stuff!
If our teams make any profit, don't you know,
they get to keep it.
How cool's that? They've got to stay in focus, though,
because this fair is a bit of a monster!
And have we got a beast of a show for you!
Mark Stacey is driven to distraction by the red team.
-I'm talking, Penny!
What have I done to deserve this?
James Braxton's team follow their instincts.
I've got a gut feeling. I've got this feeling.
And it all heats up at the auction.
-Our prize is a holiday in the Maldives, isn't it?
-Ooh, that's not too bad.
Let's meet our bargain hunters.
Today, for the red team, we have good friends Penny and Tinks.
-At least, they're good friends at the moment! Hello!
-How are you?
-Fine, thank you.
-Bit chilly today.
-I'm so cold!
How did you two first team up, Penny?
We met about 25 years ago and we've been very good friends ever since.
Penny, you're an interior designer. Therefore you've got an eye for design.
I'm a kind of bargain Betty, cheap chic designer.
Do you like to take a whole house or just do a sitting room?
-I like doing bathrooms.
-I don't know why. I'm mad about doing them.
There's a linkage here because we've got a bathroom suite man on the opposition!
So you'll be able to compare taps!
-Now, Tinks, tell us about your unusual nickname.
It's one of those names you get when you're about two.
It sticks forever. I think it was Tinkerbell originally, cos I was the youngest. It's sweet!
-Tinkerbell. And it became Tinks.
-You get involved in a bit of film work?
-I do a bit of TV extra work.
That's fun. And I do freelance writing and publicity work, that sort of thing.
-PR girl, exactly.
-Anyway, you'll have a good time today.
-Very good luck.
Now for the boys. Are you quaking in your boots?
-No, not really!
-Anyway, we've got friends Nigel and Adie. Welcome.
-Very nice to see you. Who does the bathroom suites?
-That would be me.
-That would be you.
There you go. Chat with them! You actually fit the bathroom suites.
I put the plans together for famous footballers, rich and famous people up in London.
Do you really? And they will have a flash bathroom.
They'll have a very flash bathroom.
Adie, you've got an adventuresome side. You like the great outdoors.
I love the outdoors. I've been in farming for 30 years
and always had something to do with the countryside. I love it.
-What's your speciality? The stock?
-A stockman, yes, for 30 years.
-Is your background going to help you on Bargain Hunt today?
-I think so.
-I've a very good eye for detail, especially when dealing with stock.
-If you're going to get it right, it has to be just so.
-You have to get it right.
I like this fighting talk. Are you quaking, you girls?
Yes! Can I go on his team?
-You can't leave your friend!
-Anyway, £300. There you go. 300 smackers.
-Thank you very much.
What do you mean, 20 short?
You're a shocker, you are!
You know the rules. Your experts await. Off you go. Very good luck!
The hour has begun.
They're Scandinavian glass.
-But you're right, it's got too much...
I think I'm going to need help today!
I'd like something to do with Edwardian farming.
Joes, jugs and three legs.
-Lovely. And something big and Danish.
-Big and Danish.
-I'll try and find something big and Danish.
-You'll find something somewhere.
-They're not big and Danish.
-Too small and British.
-It's very trendy, isn't it?
Can we communicate while at Denham's auctioneers?
-How much is it?
It's a fun lump, isn't it, for 150?
You know, I've watched your programme a few times,
but what I've noticed is that generally people tend to buy small bits.
A bit of silver, which doesn't make any money. But when people buy furniture, bigger lumps,
it does make a profit.
Yes, they lose a lot of money!
-It's great fun.
-Let's keep that in mind, shall we?
-We'll keep it in mind and may be back.
-Thanks a lot. Cheers.
-That's quite fun, that little chair.
-Weird legs. They're lovely. Oh, does it revolve?
-You thought you'd broken it.
-That's a revolving chair.
-That's more interesting.
Have a sit down. Test it out.
-See? She's getting into executive mode!
-Needs a bit of oil.
-I think... The chair, you mean?
-I do quite like that.
-I quite like that.
-It's not normally my thing.
-I think we need to ask the price.
-160, I'm afraid.
-It's higher than we wanted.
-More than we wanted to pay.
-It's a nice chair, though.
-A lovely chair.
-It has potential.
-If it starts raining, we'll come back, cos they might sell it cheaper!
-We might do!
-I thought so!
-Thanks a lot.
Ah, crafty tactics, Mr Stacey!
Is that silver or silver-plated?
Let's have a look at it.
-It's a good bet, Nigel. Big and beefy, isn't it?
-A technical term, James?
So we've got a kettle. Quite a lot of wear. It's obviously been used.
One thing I like about it is the figural supports.
-That's what just hit us both.
-It's not in the greatest of nick.
It's the only reservation I'd say about that.
-So what's the price on this?
-The boys want to try and get it for 50.
-Between the two of you.
-65 quid is the very best.
-I can't do it, honestly.
-Yeah, go on.
He's a man of action, is Ade. He doesn't hang around. Thanks a lot!
-Quite all right.
-Thanks very much.
Good work, Nigel. One silver-plated tea urn.
Got time for a cuppa?
-I love those!
-Why do you love them?
-Because they're different.
They're bulky, they're handsome.
Bit like me, really!
-I like them because they're very rustic.
-With their vegetables.
-They should be early 18th-century.
-How do we know they're not?
-There's no wear on them.
-They're painted green. Painted furniture is very rare in the 18th century.
Deliberately distressed. I can tell because I see them everywhere.
-Oh, I love those.
-It depends how cheap they are.
-So if they were 100 quid for the pair?
-I'd say you're barking mad.
-To buy them for that.
-Because at auction, those would make little more than 60 to £70.
-How much are the chairs?
-200, is it?
-That's answered that!
Let's have a look at some furniture that is affordable.
Just because something's in a black bag, doesn't mean it's rubbish.
In fact, some of the finest pieces of British furniture
are to be found in black bags.
Now, the weather is inclement, so it's a good idea to cover a piece like this up
in a plastic bag. And just look at it.
What a magnificent specimen of a what-not!
Just look at the quality of the thin slabs of mahogany used
to make the supports themselves. They're what they call wafer thin.
Then look at the quality of the turning on these uprights.
And then if we look at the underside,
the big trick between a good one of these
and a not so good one of these is often to look at the metalwork
because on the bottom we have something called a cup castor.
They're called that because they look a bit like cups.
But look at the colour. These were gilt with mercury on top of the brass.
They've retained their original colour.
A bit dull and brown, but that's what people like.
They like these castors to be absolutely original.
The roller itself is made of solid brass, a little bit dirty.
But that's good. All of that is incredibly important when it comes to enhancing the value
of a piece of furniture like this.
So what is it worth?
Well, go and look them up on the internet.
You'll find what-nots, not as good as this,
priced anywhere between one and three thousand pounds.
How much might it be if you were lucky enough to scratch around and find it?
£380. What-not? Why not?
Now back to the action. How are you doing, teams?
-Can I really throw another odd thing in?
-But who is going to buy them, Penny?
-Designers' Guild. 300 quid.
-I can only tell you
-that... Go and ask the prices.
-But they won't sell in a general sale.
-Are they Welsh?
-All Welsh. That's lovely.
Don't you think, Mark, a beautiful blanket!
-What have I done to deserve this?
-Do you do them yourself?
-How much are they?
-Those are 110.
-110 for the two?
-110 for the two. 110 for the pile!
-Are you going to be tempted?
-No, Penny, no.
No. Well, no.
You can, all winter, make your own little quilt.
-I'll get busy, go to Wales.
-I'll make you a quilt!
-That's quite fun.
-What's that, then?
It's rather like... It would have been part of a wall bracket or something.
She was probably supporting something.
So it's a sort of architectural bit. But it's obviously marble.
-Rather fun, isn't it?
Come on, James! How much?
-Beyond our budget!
But a very nice architectural item. Rather fun.
For £650, it should be fun!
Nearly half-way, and the girls haven't bought anything! Oh, dear!
I'm not panicking yet. I'm not panicking yet! We're OK.
-What do you think of the cabinet?
-Yeah, it's a good size and shape.
It's probably about 1910 in date.
And the inside? That funny lining?
That's a replacement. They haven't done it very well. It was originally silk.
-You can pull it out.
-Just pull it out and reline it.
It's a decorative piece to show off your silverware and knick-knacks.
-Is it the right price?
-I like the fact it's a little open cabinet.
It's an unusual shape.
-It depends on the price.
-So that's going to be...
-I've got it wrong every time. But I'd say 200.
-I hope it would be a lot less than that.
-So I... I'm so bad at estimates!
-That's quite good.
-Brilliant. Get it for 50.
-Try and get him down.
-They're so impetuous, this team!
-Can't we get it for 40?
-I'm talking, Penny! Tinks!
-When you're ready.
-He said 65. Thank you!
He said 65. I don't think that's a bad price.
-If we could get it down to, say, 50 or 55...
-I thought it was going to be 200 quid!
Go and tell the dealer, then he'll put it up to 150!
All right, OK!
Now, they want to pay 40.
We must try and offer a bit more than that. So I said 45.
What about 50?
I'd much prefer 45 as it gives us a bit more of a chance.
-It's a lovely bit of work there.
-Lovely. Thank you.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-I'm excited about that. Fabulous.
-That's a good buy.
-We've bought something!
-You've bought something!
-You carry it.
Great. First buy for the red team. Mark will be relieved!
-I do like that.
-That's fun, isn't it?
What is the price on that?
-I had 150. My best would be 120.
-I never seen nothing like that before.
-They are very unusual.
Come on. You're the stockman. What are they?
-That's what they are.
-They're nice, aren't they? Beautifully done.
-Would you take 100?
Let me go and ask the boss for you.
A hundred?! Blimey!
I personally don't think so.
She says no, but I've made an executive decision. Yes.
-I do like them.
What do you think?
I think they're fun. They're running water buffalo.
They're sculptural. I don't know!
Very odd, aren't they?
-I would say they're African.
-Blimey, the weight!
It's the workmanship in them.
Just one piece of wood.
-All the way through. Feel the weight.
I like it.
It's your shout, boys.
-There's something what tells me to...
-A gut feeling.
I've got a gut feeling. I've got this feeling...
That's your gut saying, "No!", Adie!
-You've got a gut feeling. That's a dangerous thing, Adie!
-You won't come no lower than 100?
I'll be after a job with you next week!
For that price!
-You won't come to 95?
-I wouldn't, I'm sorry.
-95 and a kiss?
Not even for... A hundred and a kiss.
OK. I'll go a hundred pounds.
-Give the lady a kiss!
The chemistry today, viewers! Well, I never!
£100 for the buffalo buys the boys their second item.
-Who is Benetfink?
-Those would be the retailers.
-I love it.
-It's great, yes.
Don't you think it's in quite good condition?
-It does look good.
-The thing is, you want a bit of wear and tear. It's a mahogany case.
-Hasn't got any legs.
-No, no. It's meant to go on a dining table.
-On the table.
-Not with the old umbrella holding it up?
-No, it opens up flat. Then you roll the balls up to score points.
-Have you got any balls?
-We need new balls.
New balls and new cues.
-I like that.
-I love this. I love the fact you have a name on it.
-Shall we see if it shuts?
-Oh, it will, I'm sure.
Let me move the umbrella.
This is a solid piece of mahogany. A very heavy piece.
Oh, my finger's in there!
-And it locks.
-It's even quite nice shut.
-It's nice wood.
-Shall we try and get it for 50?
-Yes. How much did he say?
-Let's say 45.
-I really love that. What did you say?
-The very best is 60 quid.
-60? Any way we could go a bit lower?
-There's not, I'm afraid.
-Can't do it.
What about 60 quid and two bags of marbles?
-I'll chuck one bag of marbles in.
-A bag of marbles and 60 quid?
Thank you. That's very kind. Brilliant.
The second buy for the red team. Just one more to go.
It's nearly over, Mark!
-I like them.
Yeah. See how much they are.
I do like them.
How much on these?
-30 quid the pair.
-What do you reckon, James?
-They're all right.
-Do you both like them?
-Yeah, we do. Both like them.
-Nothing as strange as faith, is there?
I like this, as well. How much on the architectural bits here?
-You can have those for £30.
Yeah. You see, you've got more of a chance with the jardinieres.
Yeah. Would you go on 25 for them?
Yeah, I'd go for 25.
-Do that? Go for 25?
All right. Give the man a shake!
-Thank you very much.
Well done, boys. Well done. Very good.
-I do like them. You can either have them...
-Nice bit of oak.
Nice bit of oak. You can have them in a conservatory, with flowers in...
-I like them.
Let's get out of here.
You sure know what you like, boys! And you're all done. Now,
hurry up, girls! Not long to go!
-That's fun, isn't it?
-It's very heavy.
-Needs a bit of work, doesn't it?
-It's got this little...
-It's quite fun, though.
-People like marine items, actually. They like marine items.
I do like that.
Is that 15?
-75! Oh, sorry!
-You're having a laugh!
-I thought it was 15!
Are we going to tease you down on it?
I think it's a bit of fun. It needs restoration, but marine items are popular.
-And it will be online, don't forget. For sale online.
Is it Titanic? Is it going to sink like the Titanic?
-What can we have it for? We're running out of time.
-Ooh, come on, sir. You don't want to take it home with you!
-I was thinking 50. I like round figures.
-I agree with our expert.
-Would it make you happy, 50?
-Would it make you happy?
-It would make me happy!
-I'll go with you. Penny's happy!
-Minutes to go!
I think it's worth a gamble at 50.
-I do, honestly.
-50 quid. Well done.
-Thank you very much. That's fun.
-Group hug? We've done it!
-Well done, Mark!
-My goodness! I thought you were going to punch me!
That's it! Well done, all.
And not a moment too soon.
Let's remind ourselves what the girls bought.
They were all about display.
The banded mahogany cabinet at £45.
Bagatelle or bag o'spanners?
The board game cost them £60.
And lastly, for £50, they bought a 1950s model oil tanker.
ALL TALK AT ONCE
-Sorry about that! What a lovely interruption!
How much did you spend overall?
In unison. Said with feeling. Which is your favourite piece?
-The game table.
-Have they agreed on anything today?
-We were friends before the show!
Anyway, £145 of leftover lolly, please.
-There you go, Mark.
-Thank you, Tim.
-A tidy sum.
-It is a tidy sum.
I plan, if I can, to blow the lot.
-You're not a person to give a cheap thrill!
-I try not to!
It's always an expensive thrill! Good luck, girls.
Good luck, Mark. Meanwhile, let's check out how the blues are getting on.
Let's hope their silver-plated tea kettle brews up some cash
The hardwood buffalos cost 100.
Will they stampede to profit at the auction?
And the boys made a quick decision
on the Leicester jardiniere stands. £25 paid.
Was it a good shop for you, Adie?
-I'm pleased to hear it.
-How much did you spend?
-We spent £187.
£187. That's good. So I want £113 of leftover lolly.
Thank you very much, Adie.
-A serious wodge of money to go off with.
We're relying on you to find something profitable with this.
Well, I had to save them from a 1960s bar.
Would have been all right if we were down in Brighton!
Absolutely right. Good luck with your bonus buy, James. Good luck, chaps.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere rather wonderful!
In 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson waited off the coast of Spain with a fleet of British warships.
His target, an armada of French and Spanish ships under Napoleon's Admiral Villeneuve.
While Villeneuve's fleet was armed and ready,
Britain was under threat of invasion.
The two sides met at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Nelson led from the front in his flagship, HMS Victory.
HMS Victory was a first-rate ship of the line,
which meant that she had 100 guns and 820 crew.
Really a force to be reckoned with.
Nelson signalled, "England expects every man will do his duty", and battle commenced.
The Victory was battered by enemy fire.
50 men were lost. Finally, she reached the stern of the French flagship, Bucentaure,
and unleashed a full broadside.
In the heart of the battle,
the Victory locked masts with the French warship Redoutable.
Nelson was on this deck wearing full dress uniform
and was shot by a French marksman with a musket and fell
Nelson was mortally wounded and taken below deck.
He survived for three hours, giving orders to the end.
But he finally died at 4.30, having learned of his triumph.
The moment of Nelson's death
was a moment of morbid fascination from the entire population of Britain,
who wanted to know more about that precise moment.
Indeed, a publisher in November 1805 offered a prize of 500 guineas
for the artist who was able to produce the finest painting of Nelson's last moments.
And here it is.
The artist, Arthur Devis, boarded Victory when it returned to Britain
bearing Nelson's corpse in a barrel of brandy,
and he interviewed the participants, the people around Nelson at the time of his death.
He visited this orlop deck and took sketches,
eventually producing a number of versions in oil on canvas
of which this is one.
It's as close as you'll get
to a photograph of the moment of Nelson's death.
Except that Devis has taken a certain amount of artistic licence,
particularly with the proportion of the decks.
Because, as you can see, here on the orlop deck,
I can stand, and I'm six feet, but I bang my head against these beams.
Here we've got the view of Captain Hardy, and he's at least a six-footer
and seems to be standing in a space which is at least eight feet tall.
Nelson's chaplain is seen rubbing his chest.
And his surgeon, Beatty, is seen taking his pulse.
It's known that at the moment of Nelson's death,
neither Hardy nor Beatty were actually in these positions.
But it does give us as close a representation as we could have
of those fateful last moments.
The big question today is for our teams is it going to be fate or fortune
over at the auction?
We've skipped across to Denham's auction house in Sussex.
Let's see what our man with the gavel thinks of our bargains.
First up, for the reds, is this mahogany and satinwood banded cabinet.
It's quite magnificent, don't you think?
Yes, it's a nice cabinet, about 1900, 1910.
A music cabinet, perhaps, a nice bit of inlay on it. Nice bit of furniture.
I can't believe they found this for £45, to be frank.
It's a good buy. It's probably about the money.
-We're estimating 50 to 75 on that.
But it might make £100, maybe?
-With the wind in the right direction, you never know.
-On that note, what about their next piece?
-The folding bagatelle game.
-We're missing the balls and cues.
And that can be difficult!
-Bad luck. No balls.
-A nice bit of furniture, but what do you do with it?
-Do you know anybody that plays bagatelle?
-It's a pity, because it's beautifully made.
-It's a nice...
-It's in good condition.
I can understand a whole family having fun
playing the game around the dining table, but not very practical.
-Not these days. You need a room set aside, a games room set aside for it.
-What's it worth?
-60 to 80 for that one.
-60 to 80.
£60 they paid.
So that could be two small pieces of profit out of the furniture.
And then we've got the good ship Ann M, beside me.
It's described euphemistically as a pond yacht!
Well, it's not a yacht, obviously, it's a tanker. A cargo ship.
It's on the tatty end of smart, isn't it?
Who, frankly, is likely to want to sail an oil tanker across their pond, anyway?
You never know. We might have some former naval officer with time on his hands!
-Do you like it?
-No, I'll be honest. I don't like it.
-What's your estimate?
-We're talking 40 to 60 on that one.
Bang on. They paid £50.
OK. That could be the dark hole into which they're about to plunge.
So they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.
Now, Tinks and Pen, you spent £155
and gave the boy £145.
-What did he spend it on?
-I'll tell you. I spent it on...
-I wanted to get you something glamorous as you're two glamorous ladies.
So I chose a piece of jewellery, which is not really my field.
-But I thought it looked pretty.
-It's Arts and Crafts period, so it goes back to...
-Is it gold?
-It is gold.
-And you've got blister pearls there.
It's on a nine-carat gold chain which is later.
I thought it looked very elegant. It's quite simple.
These days, people are looking for more simple jewellery.
The dealer let me have it for the princely sum of...
-..£140. So it's quite a lot of money.
-But it is gold.
-And it is pearl.
-I like it. It's very stylish.
-Would you wear it?
-There you are.
-You're a girl of great style and taste and panache.
And I'm not!
-Hang on a minute. I'm about to ask. Would you wear it, Pen?
-Yes, I would.
-There we go!
-It would look lovely with a plain black dress or something.
-Or just on flesh!
-I don't know what to say!
-Well done, boy!
-I'd wear it, too!
You'll have to mull it over, won't you?
Your moment will come to decide
after the sale of your three items.
But now for viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Mark's cross.
Here we go, Simon. A crucifix for you.
Well, it's not a crucifix.
-There is no Corpus Christi. No body of Christ.
-It's quite weighty.
-A good bit of weight there.
15-carat gold, the back, with blister pearls.
And a nine-carat gold chain.
That's probably American, because most 15-carat stuff is American, generally.
-Do you rate it?
-About 70 to £90 on that one.
-Is that all?
-Mark Stacey has invested £140 on this.
He'll have to have a little pray, I think!
A few Ave Marias, I'd say!
So you're predicting a bit of a loss on that.
That's it for the reds. Now for the blues. Their first item
is the plated hot water kettle.
Quite impressive, really.
It is, if you like that sort of thing.
It's a bit over the top. A bit what I'd call Italian!
-Naked ladies on the end is very Italian!
-They're into that,
-God help us all.
-Hot-blooded. Gosh! How much do you think?
I think we're talking around 60 to £90.
-Well, that's Beezer because they paid £60.
-We could be onto a winner.
They'll be delighted. Nigel found it. That's great.
Next, the water buffalo here, cantering through their muddy terrain.
-Said to be African.
-They certainly could be.
-Certainly not from these parts!
-Certainly not from Sussex!
-How much do you reckon?
-I think we're talking 50 to £75.
You never know with this sort of stuff. It runs away or it doesn't.
It either trots off
into the middle distance,
or it's left at the starting gate.
Anyway, they paid £100.
Which is only £50 per buffalo.
And their last item are a rather nice, beautifully made
-Good quality things, aren't they?
-Nice thing. Anybody with a conservatory might like them.
-They've got a First World War, '20s look about them.
-It's pretty good.
-Yes, I like those.
-You like them?
They could make maybe 60 or 80.
-I feel spring in the air!
So I don't think this team, apart from the buffalo, will do too badly. But on the other hand,
they may need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.
Nigel and Adie, this is the bonus buy moment.
James, what did you manage to find?
A nice little silver golfing trophy.
Slightly battered, but still a good bit of silver there.
-How much did you pay for that?
-£40, you spent.
-How much do you reckon that'll make?
-Hopefully more than 40!
I love the blind optimism!
You've got the prediction, possibly £20 profit,
depending how things go. Rest with that thought.
For the audience at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks about James' golf trophy.
-Do you play golf, Simon?
-No, never understood it. "The abomination of a good walk", Oscar Wilde said!
He was right. Anyway, there are people who do play a lot, though.
Crumbs, it becomes an obsession. Golf widows and so on.
Yes. So here we are. A sort of golf trophy. Do you like it?
I presume it's a hole-in-one trophy.
Do you know, you could be right.
It's nice, but I wonder if it didn't start life as something else.
-Slightly odd-ball form.
-Yes. Good play on words.
Plenty of those around. Most of them in the antique business!
Yes. Still, let's try and tee this up, shall we?
-What's it worth?
-I think it's perhaps 30 to £50.
£40 paid by James Braxton.
We might end up all up square, or whatever they say in golfing terms!
Let's stop while we're ahead, I think!
-You're taking the sale today?
-We're in safe hands.
It's an extraordinary business.
The whole shopping cycle, you wait a bit, you get to the auction.
-You've had your bonus buy sighting. You want to get on.
First up is the Edwardian cabinet.
Here it comes. How lovely.
Lot 100 is the rectangular mahogany inlaid music cabinet.
What do we say for it? £100?
50, then? What's that? 40. I'm bid 40. And five.
-50 and five.
60. With me at £60.
Do I see a five? 70 now to you, sir. 70 at the back, then.
Are we done and selling now at £70. All done at 70, are we?
-That's not bad!
-That's absolutely brilliant.
-You are plus £25 at a stroke!
-This is where it might go wrong!
Lot 101. 19th-century mahogany table-top bagatelle game.
Nice bit of country house furniture.
What do we say for the bagatelle?
£100 for it? 50 for it?
-I'm bid £30. 32. 34.
36. 38. 38 standing.
All done and selling at 38?
40 and two. 44. 46. 48.
Sure? At £46, then, are you sure?
At £46. I'm going to sell at £46, then.
Oh, blast it! £46.
46. That is minus £14 on that.
You are still plus 11.
And lot 102 is the 1950s wooden model of a tanker.
What do we say for this one?
Unusual thing. Take it down to the sea and play with it!
Do what you like! Put it in the bath if you like!
There we are. What do we say? £30 for it?
20, then? Come along!
-Ten if we dare!
Five if we must!
I'm bid five, six, seven,
eight, nine, ten.
It's only money!
Ten. Ten here. 12. 14.
20. And two. 20 straight ahead now. Are we all done at 20?
Make no mistake, we're selling at £20. On 20.
Oh, dear. £20. £20 only.
Which is minus £30.
You were plus 11,
which means now you are minus £19.
What are you doing about the cross?
-Minus £19 could be a winning score.
-It could be.
-It could be a winning score.
-Could it be?
Oh, yeah, definitely.
-It's a nice cross, isn't it?
-I think we should go for it, yes.
-Penny's not sure.
Our prize is a holiday in the Maldives, isn't it?
-OK, we'll do it.
I'm going to really push it on! No, what are you going to do?
Going with it? You don't have to. Yes or no? Quickly!
-Yes, we'll go with it. We'll go with Mark.
It's coming up now.
105. The Arts and Crafts 15-carat gold cross
on a nine-carat gold chain. What do we say for this one?
£100 for it, do we say?
I'm bid 100. Do I see the ten?
At £100, now. I'm looking for 110. At £100.
Maiden bid of £100. And ten.
120 now to you, sir.
120 I've got. Do I see 130?
At 120. Left-handed. I'm going to sell
at £120. All done at 120, are we?
-120. That was quite close, Mark.
-Minus £20 for that.
Overall you are minus £39.
Minus £39. Oh, dear.
Be positive about this. The blues have yet to shout.
Minus £39 is not a terrible score. It could be a winner.
-Just don't say a thing to the blues.
You've been great, you two.
Boys, how are you feeling?
-Quietly confident. Very confident.
-Have you been talking to the reds?
-Not at all.
-So you don't know how the girls did?
Perhaps best not!
Anyways, boys, first up is the plated kettle and stand. Here it comes.
120 is the continental silver-plated tea kettle and stand.
Decorated semi-naked ladies.
£100, shall we say?
I'm bid 40 and five.
50 and five. 60.
And five. 70 and five. 80.
We're at £80, then. All done and selling at £80, then.
-All done at 80, are we?
-Happy with that.
Well done, Simon Langton. £80.
That is plus 18 straight up.
-Now, here come the buffalo.
-121 is the carved wooden hardwood figure.
A group of two standing buffalo charging across the savannah.
50 for it, do we say? 40 for it.
I'm bid 40 and two. 44? Are you going?
No? 44. 46 now.
48? Lady's bid at 46.
Do I see 48? At £46, then.
All done and selling at 46, then.
46 is four short of 50. You paid 100 so that is minus 54.
Here come the jardinieres.
-These should save your bacon.
-These might do it.
Lot 122 is the pair of 1930s coopered oak jardiniere stands.
What do we say for the pair? 50 for the pair?
30 the pair, then. I'm bid, what, 20 do we say for it?
Come along, now. Ten to get us going. 10, 12, 14
16, 18, 20.
And two. 24. 26. 26 right-handed. Do I see 30?
-At £26, then. Cheap lot here at £26.
-Going to sell now at 26, are we?
Plus one pound on that means overall you are minus £35.
-What are you going to do? Minus 35 could be a winning score.
-Give it a go.
-We'll go for it.
-Are you sure?
-Yeah, go for it.
Definitely going with it. We're going to sell it.
-Here it comes. We're going with the bonus buy.
-Lot 125, then.
The silver novelty hole-in-one ashtray.
What do we say for it? £50, do we say?
I'm bid 30, thank you, and two.
34. 36. 38. 40.
And five. We're now at £45, then.
Are we all done and selling now at £45.
Away it goes at 45, then.
Right. £45. Gives you a £5 profit.
You are minus £30. Don't say a word to those reds, right?
-Not a dicky bird.
-Congratulations. Well done.
Well, it's as close as you can get between two sheets of Bronco today!
-Have you two teams been chatting to one another?
Well, we've had a serious rollercoaster.
I have to announce who the runners-up and who the winners are.
-Sadly, the runners-up today are the reds.
It's never right, this, is it? You made a smashing profit of £25 on the first item.
You started so well. You were down to minus £19
then, malheureusement, you went with the bonus buy
which took you down to minus 39.
So you were doing really rather nicely
and would have been victorious today.
So you had a bit of a tumble there.
-Have you enjoyed it?
-We've loved it. We've had a great time.
-We've had a ball.
-Mark was endless fun.
We've loved having you on the programme. Thank you for joining us.
But the victors today are the boys.
You've managed to win by only losing £30.
Which is no great accolade, but as far as Bargain Hunt is concerned, it's very good.
-Had a good time?
-Yes, thank you.
-We've loved having you on the show.
Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes? Yes!
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