The antiques contest comes from Peterborough. Experts Nick Hall and David Harper feature in a programme with a continental flair and a bonus buy which proves decisive.
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Hello. Welcome to Peterborough, which is somewhere over that way,
famous for its cathedral and brick-making.
But today its famous for its fabulous finds - we hope!
But right now, let's go Bargain Hunting!
-Are we done?
That's it. They've shopped. And what a tremendous shop it was.
A bit of this...
-I'm not buying it.
-I like it.
It's not what I was thinking of.
I hate it!
-You're hard to please, aren't you?
-Very hard to please!
And there was a bit of that.
And the other side! The other side!
You're a very passionate woman and I love that.
Do you want to see it? Then rewind.
So, today's reds, we have Nicky and Donna,
and for the blues we have Denise and Henriette.
-Lovely to see you.
Donna, how did you two meet?
Nicky was my childminder for my son, Max, for a few years.
-And our children both go to the same school now.
And we see each other most days.
-So this relationship goes back a few years?
-But it's welded together because of the children.
No better reason.
Nicky, you're a full-time mother yourself now.
You had a pretty exciting job. Tell me about it.
Before I had my family, I used to work in Formula 1.
I used to travel the world and meet famous people and drive round the circuits occasionally.
-Yeah, it was fun.
-In the proper cars?
In a hire car, really slowly!
Is it as glamorous as it's supposed to be?
-It's very hard work.
You're not answering my question! Is it glamorous?
-It's like every other job that looks fantastic from the outside,
but actually you're grafting away.
I was on the administration side of things
so I made sure everyone had what they needed to have to go to various places.
Made sure they had their passes and their uniform.
-You were the efficient one?
Is that how your team is going to work out today, your Formula 1 team?
Pole position, yeah!
-Donna, you've got a passion for photography.
-I have indeed.
-Tell me about that.
-I love taking photos,
to the extreme that my family get fed up of being in photos
so then I move on to nature and animals and anything that takes my eye.
-Will you make a good team, you two?
-For sure. Yes.
Cos you're women and you can multi-task. You've weaned children.
-So this is a piece of cake.
-A walk in the park.
We've heard that before! A walk in the park!
Anyway, now, Denise. Mother and daughter,
-but you're actually quite different.
-Totally different, yes.
Mum's French and I'm English.
That's a difference for a start.
Henriette, when did you come here?
I came to England in 1953, just a few weeks before the Coronation.
-I bet that was an exciting time?
-It was exciting, yes.
Yes, and then it rained all day!
-It is British weather, after all.
-It is, yes.
How come you stayed all these years, then?
Well, I met my husband and I got married.
-You finished up in the hotel business?
A sort of hotel. My husband was the head gardener and I was the bar manager.
You had the better job, being behind the bar!
-It was great fun. Great fun.
You have a special skill in an ancient craft.
-Tell us about it.
-I'm a lace maker.
I learned to make lace when I retired.
I wanted a new hobby, something interesting,
and I learned to make lace.
It's an extremely difficult thing to do, isn't it?
It's infuriating sometimes. You want to throw it out the window!
But yes, it is. It's really absorbing
and I enjoy it really very much.
Denise, have you inherited any of your mother's artistic talents?
-Only the appreciation for the finer things in life!
-Unfortunately I'm not as talented as Mum in creating things.
-But you are musical?
-I like to go to music festivals, small independent ones,
and I run a very small camp which involves sitting in a field and doing nothing for a week.
So it's a mini Glastonbury, is it?
-Much smaller than Glastonbury. Only about 50 or 60 people there.
So what tactics are you two going to use today on Bargain Hunt?
We'll try and let our heads rule our hearts rather than the other way round.
-And listen to our expert.
-here's the money moment. There is your £300.
-There you go. £300.
You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go! Very, very good luck!
Ooh, la la!
The expert with the blue team is David Harper.
You are very lucky to have us. Very lucky.
Thanks for letting me know! Come on.
And helping the reds is Nick Hall.
What are you after today?
-Bright and shiny.
-We're magpies, really!
Magpies? There'll be no thieving on this show, thank you!
-Are you looking both sides? Don't miss anything.
-I'm just looking left. One side only.
-She is rather nice.
-She's rather nice, isn't she?
-Is it a signed piece?
-It is signed.
-Well, that's good.
It's a signed piece, Art Deco. Art Deco started in 1925.
It ended at the beginning of the Second World War,
then was sort of reinvented in the '40s, '50s.
-I love Art Deco.
-I do. That's first period Deco.
-Shall we ask?
-Well, I love it...
-I love it, too.
I just... The worry is,
it's worth the asking price, which is £98.
-But buy it with your heart and I'd say nothing wrong with that.
-I'd buy it for myself.
-Would you like to try it?
-Yes. Excuse me,
what is your very, very, very best price for that vase?
-You couldn't make it 60, could you?
We'll do 65, then.
-Is it worth it at 65?
-It's up to you.
I think you're a very passionate woman and I love that about you!
Have another hold of it.
Go with your instinct and go with your heart.
Well, my heart says yes. But shall we leave it for half an hour?
-Do you want to...
-Get it. You get it.
-We'll get it.
-Are you happy?
-Thank you very much.
-I'm happy, I'm happy!
That's got her bit out of the way!
Well done, blues. One item down already.
-We quite like the look of these. They're quite retro.
-What is it you like about them?
-I think your breakfast set might be food for thought!
It gets worse, trust me. It gets worse!
Bad jokes aside, you need to get buying soon.
-What do you think of this toast rack?
-It's funky, isn't it?
-It is funky, yeah.
-I probably would use it at home if I had it.
-But it doesn't...
-It doesn't get you.
-The passion isn't rising?
-I've had my passion!
Don't say you've peaked!
There's more passion in there, I'm quite sure.
Maybe you'll be more smitten by penguins.
-I also quite like these.
-Oh, they're lovely.
They are fantastic.
What you've got on the base are faux silver marks.
It's silver plated with faux marks.
-But they are fantastic.
-They're absolutely lovely.
-They're new inside.
-They look newer on the inside than they do on the outside.
There's a little liner. Is that glass, the liner?
-Pull it out.
-I don't want to break it!
No, it's a plastic liner.
-So they're quite new, then.
-Plastic's been around for quite some time.
A very long time.
-But they are very funny...
-They're unusual, yes.
So do we have a salt and a pepper? Well, not really.
But they could be either or.
I love the fact that you can have this beak facing forwards...
-And this beak the other way.
-If he's had an argument, they can face opposite!
-What would be your best price on this?
-You've got 45 on them.
-38 would be the best on them.
-38. That's the very best?
-Is that the best?
I think they are absolutely gorgeous
and I would love to own them.
Have them at home and use them. Every time you had dinner, you would smile when you looked at them!
Would it be possible to ask you to hold them for half an hour?
-Yes, I will.
-Lovely. Thank you very much.
-Do you really want to just put them on hold?
-I think so because it's so early on.
-It's easy to find this stall.
-Let's keep an eye on that half-hour time span.
I thought a bird in the hand was worth more than two in the bush.
Now, I've spotted over here a coal scuttle. What do you think?
-Is that a good um or a "I hate it" um?
-(I hate it!)
It's not my first choice. But it looks quite weighty, quite substantial.
It's a showy thing, isn't it? It's obviously brass.
Got this lovely embossed decoration all over it.
The nice thing as well is you've still got the shovel in there as well.
-It's been well-used!
-Well, you expect that.
This was made to be used, originally.
Underneath there is an interesting little mark
-of Benham & Froud.
-Very good Victorian metalworkers.
That, to me, adds a nice bit of prestige to it.
On the ticket we've got 235.
I think we could get the price down to about 150, 160, something like that.
If we get it down to 150, it might be worth a go.
Let's ask the dealer.
We were wondering if we could take it away for £150.
I'll do 155 and that's the death.
155. That's a big reduction.
A big drop.
It's down to you two girls. What do you think?
-Do you think we should go for it?
-Let's go for it.
I think we're there. 155.
I thought it was something silver you were after, girls.
Maybe you should come and have a look at this.
Isn't that marvellous? What we have here are two rings.
One is a circular ring and one is ovoid.
And they meet in the middle and they can spin independently.
They're made of something called Old Sheffield plate,
which is the old-fashioned way of using silver plate onto a copper core.
The firm that used this form of construction a lot in the 18th century
was Matthew Boulton & Co of the Soho workshops in Birmingham.
But what's it used for?
Well, it's made specifically to hold a dish.
Bung that bowl into that frame
and if the bowl is coming to the table very, very hot,
then the heat from the bowl will not scorch the top of the table.
Traditionally, that sort of dish stand is called a dish cross.
I've never seen a circular one like this.
And if I turn it over like that, if you came to the table with an oval bowl,
rather than circular, it, too, would fit into that shape.
What's it worth?
Well, as a rare Matthew Boulton Sheffield-plated piece,
I guess this thing could be worth anywhere between 250 and £400 in a specialist sale.
What would it cost you here in the Peterborough fair?
Well, down the road, it could be yours for 60 notes!
Now, where were we? Oh, yes, both teams are one item down with two to go.
And time is racing on.
-Tell me why you like it?
-It looks old.
-It's got a feel.
-What do you mean by feel?
-It's got patina and a few knocks, so it's been used and loved.
You could use it as a blanket box, or just to store your table linen.
I would use it as a toy chest for children.
Well, have a look inside and let's just see what it...
-Oh. "Brush, basket and toy warehouse."
-There you go. You were bang on.
How old do you think it is?
-It's described as Victorian.
I see no reason why it can't be.
"Work boxes, writing desks and a great variety of fancy articles."
"Baskets of every description made and repainted."
We've got a high-end quality maker in Portman Square, London,
that were not only making really good chests and casks like this,
but were also having them brought back in to be restored and repainted.
Can I ask your best price, please, sir?
-Henriette, let's stand up. That was a struggle!
-Who for, me?
-I thought he was going to say, "No, 50"!
-I can't go any lower.
- Can you go 70? - Could we go 70, darling?
-Can we go 70?
-Oh, she's checking the stock book.
-She's got the book.
-Go on, give it to us for 70!
-Go on, then, 70.
Girls, have it.
-And the other side!
Ooh, la la, Henriette!
That was a bonus to the deal!
Look at this wonderful array of sticks. One caught my eye there.
-Which is this little beauty.
-That's the plainest one!
-It's a nice-looking stick,
but there's a fantastic story attached to it as well.
-You see the top's been hollowed out?
And the bottom very cleverly unscrews.
My understanding is that these were hollowed out
-to actually blow...
But little love letters across restaurants and the like!
That's what I'm given to understand with these things.
-What sort of money is that?
-I've got 68 on it and my best would be 50.
You wouldn't shave it to maybe 45?
-If they promised to write you a love letter?
£45 and a love letter!
-Yes, 45 would be OK.
-That would be OK, yeah.
-The thing is, have you fallen in love with the love letter stick?
I just don't think there's anything casual about getting a whopping big stick out.
There's nothing romantic about a big stick in a restaurant!
I'm not buying it.
-Oh, I like it.
-I'm not buying the story.
-You're hard to please!
-You're very hard to please!
Go on! You know you want to!
Go on, Nicky! Think of the romance!
-45's a good price, though.
-Go on, then.
-You've got yourself a deal.
That's another item bought by the reds and another one that fails to impress Nicky!
I'm slightly unsold on the whole stick thing.
But the romance will sell it for us.
I'm not convinced that was used to send love letters!
I'm not sure I believe the story either!
So, we've spent £200, we've got about 20 minutes left.
-What's next on the list, girls?
Sounds like something a bit more feminine will impress Nicky.
-I haven't found a naked lady.
-What have you got?
No, a naked bloke!
Glass. Is it pretty enough? First thoughts?
-I like it.
-What do you like about it?
-The crackle? Great stuff.
I need to find out how much it is and we'll make a decision. Hang on to that.
I'll be back in a minute!
I used to use that when I was a kid!
-Right. Good news and bad news.
The good news is it's not over-priced.
The bad news is it's more than we've got left to spend!
Those penguins won't hold any longer
so the blues are on the march.
Right. Girls, do what you feel you need to do!
-Would you possibly consider 35, if we twist your arm?
-We'll sell for 38. That's the very best.
-What do you think?
-VENDOR: They're worth every penny.
-It's decision time.
-I think we go for them.
-Go for them, yeah.
-I think they're absolutely fantastic, I really do.
And we're done. You're spent up, not quite. But it's tea time.
The best time of the day!
The blues are done and dusted.
But what about the reds?
-How much time have we got left?
-Not a lot!
Will they get their sparkling silver?
Will Nicky actually like anything they buy?
Now, girls, it's not pretty.
But it's decorative.
-Will that cut the mustard with you?
-Yeah, it's nice.
-It's rather sweet.
-Doesn't it need restoring?
No, this is exactly how it's meant to be.
It's an Edwardian poker-work hanging corner cupboard.
It's practical and decorative.
It's 100 years old and this whole design was made with a red-hot poker by a skilled craftsman.
If you think of an artist, take the brush out of his hand and put a hot poker in,
it's decorating and making that lovely design there.
Then you've got this lovely swept shelf in there.
So you can stand your bottle of gin there.
Put your little tumblers and glasses in there.
But I don't know if it's what you're after. You wanted something pretty and girly.
-Glass, that sort of thing.
-We had said furniture we would look at.
-How much is it?
-She'll take 50 quid.
-I think someone at auction will pay a bit more than that for it.
-What are we thinking?
-I like it.
-It's not what I was thinking about getting as my last item.
-To be perfectly honest!
-We've got five minutes. If you can find something in budget that you like,
that ticks all the boxes, then we'll move on.
-What do you think?
-I think we have to go for it.
-I like it.
-I like it a lot.
It's got flowers on it. That's pretty!
-Sure you're not being bullied into this?
-I like it.
-I'm being bullied. Fine, let's go for it.
Let's give that lady 50 quid, get it loaded up and clear off!
-Great. Well done.
It's all over. Three items bought with minutes remaining.
The reds got a whopping £80 off a decorative coal scuttle.
They romanticised about a cane. Well, not everyone did!
And with time running out, they bought a corner cupboard, as you do!
-You are looking so pleased with yourselves!
-Why are we?
-We spent quite a lot of money.
-It's going up!
-150 or 250?
250. That's a very good amount of money.
-I love it when you spend up. Who's got the £50 of leftover lolly?
Thank you. I'll take that. Will you find it a struggle to find anything?
No, it's a diverse fair. For £50 we'll find something pretty with a bit of profit.
-Not brown. I'm under strict instructions!
Coal scuttle, stick. Not brown. I'm getting the message.
Take it gently, girls, and very good luck, Nick.
Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the blue team have bought?
Henriette bargained hard for that naked lady on a vase.
Then she kissed her way to a deal for a chest.
And they went back for the penguin salt and pepper.
-How's your French now?
-Dreadful! You've witnessed my French!
I have slightly!
-He's improved since he met me.
-I bet he has.
How much did you spend?
So I want £127 from you. £127.
That'll be very good, David Harper.
-You're off to find something continental?
Something with a bit of flair and panache.
-Good job, girls. I hope David finds an excellent buy.
-I'm sure he will.
Meanwhile, we're heading off to Oxfordshire.
Welcome to Stonor House, an elegant, well-proportioned stately home.
This Georgian facade
simply covers up a warren of rooms which date back to the 13th century.
The Stonor family settled in this stony valley, from which they took their name,
over 800 years ago.
The small house and chapel were soon connected
by a series of new rooms
and eventually tied together with a neat facade
creating the illusion of a grand manor house.
The earliest surviving bit of the 13th-century house
is here, effectively a vast masonry retaining wall.
Because there was a cut into the hillside here and this stopped the hillside falling into the dwelling.
It's made of napped flints. Literally, stones in the round is the flint.
Napped is the striking process where you split them.
So that the split ends of the flints
are what go to make the outer surface of the wall we see today.
Quite an impressive structure.
And either side of the rectangle was enclosed by a colonnade,
a colonnade that subsequently has been filled with brickwork
which is the way we see it today.
And this is supposed to be the earliest surviving bit
of domestic architecture in Oxfordshire.
the family would have occupied an apartment at this end of the space
and down here, this is the area
where the chickens and pigs and peasants would have hung out,
all making a filthy mess!
But as the Stonor family went up in the world, they needed more space
to entertain their influential guests.
The Gothic Hall was added on around 1350.
It was designed to house visiting judges and their retinues.
It didn't, however, look much like this.
It was about two-thirds bigger, for a kick-off.
And what we see that looks so incredibly Gothic in this space today
is, in fact, a confection that started to be applied to the space
in the middle of the 18th century.
Even the objects reflect this Gothicism.
For example, the frame around the portrait.
That dates from the Strawberry Hill 18th-century Gothic period.
This Gothic-style gilt brass lantern is a splendid example
of a country house light fitting.
In its day, the candle that would have gone into this fitting
would have been of the very top quality.
Even the furniture reflects this Gothic theme. Take this table.
It's a side or serving table.
It was made towards the end of the 18th century perhaps by Thomas Chippendale's son,
Chippendale the Younger.
Its proportions are incredibly plain and simple.
But the Gothic bit is so subtle.
If you look at the end of this fielded panel, there's an arch moulded in the end.
All very subtle and chic.
The big question today is,
are our teams over at the auction going to be both subtle and chic?
I can't tell you how glorious it is to be in Lincoln fair city
with my old mate, Colin Young.
Pleasure to have you back, Tim.
Now, Nicky and Donna, for the reds, went with this famous coal scuttle.
-Which is a splendid example of Benham and Froud.
That's the added bonus with the name,
but I think it's going to be a bit of a struggler when it comes to the sale.
We've had even the best examples of these go through sales
and they just don't seem to make a great deal of money now.
We've put an estimate on it of 40 to 70
to get everybody interested.
I knew there'd be some pain coming back on this!
I must admit I can't remember the last time I saw one of these make over 100.
They paid £155 for this.
-If you seriously only get 40 to 70, there will be so much pain about!
-A lot of pain on that one.
-Now, what about this stick?
Yes. Interesting comments that it's for housing love letters
or some story as such.
-Does this ring true with you?
-Not really, but it's a wonderful story!
What you've got there
is a standard stick which has got a later embellishment on the bottom
which is nothing to do with it.
Silver mounts on it, marked sterling. I think 30 to £50.
-OK, fine. £45 is what they paid, which is fair enough.
The last item for the reds is this poker-work corner cupboard.
Hmm. Yep. Um...
Corner cupboards, of late, have been struggling a little bit.
Now you can buy a half-decent Georgian example
for 100 to £150.
I think on a Victorian example such as that,
you'd probably be looking maybe 40 to £60 now.
Well, they paid 50.
-The big dark hole opening up underneath this team is the coal scuttle.
They'll need their bonus buy, so let's have a look at it.
Nicky and Donna, you spent a magnificent £250.
You only gave him £50. Nicholas, what did you spend it on?
Are you ready for this?
That was a nice reaction!
-I approve of that!
-A typical female reaction!
A pretty object for two pretty ladies. What do you think?
I have to say they're not all high-value gemstones.
But it's a bit of mid-20th-century designer costume jewellery.
-On the budget we had, that's all you get! But it's pretty, though.
-How much did you spend?
And what's it going to make us?
Well, it's probably worth about 40 to 50 quid, I'd have thought.
-It's nice, though.
-It's slim. But it's pretty.
-Yes. Well done.
Two satisfied customers there, Nick. We're predicting a ten to 20 profit on it.
So treasure those words.
Meanwhile, for the audience at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks about Nick's pendant.
-There we go, Colin.
Something for you to wear at the weekend!
-Hollycraft, it says on the back.
-It's paste, isn't it?
Paste costume jewellery is incredibly popular.
Absolutely. Plenty of buyers out there when it comes to auction.
We've put an estimate on it of ten to £30.
Nick Hall paid £36 for it in the fond hope it will make that extra special profit
to help his team out.
We shall see.
Anyway, that's it for the reds. Now for the blues.
Their first item is the Orrefors vase.
Standard Swedish glass that we see plenty of in the sale room.
Good subject matter, modern design.
20 to £40.
So I'm afraid they've gone rather over the top with that.
-Could be a bit of pain there.
-That is the top, top retail price.
No space for a profit there.
Next up, and completely different, is this domed chest.
I don't know how you find these things, Colin, but the ones with the domed tops,
people don't want. The flat-topped ones they do.
Yes, that's how it changed. People are using them as coffee tables and storage
and there's not a lot you can store that won't fall off that.
Or putting it in a child's bedroom to store toys. All those little studs on the top.
And splinters, and dome topped, it's not PC for the kids.
-So what have you put on it?
-We've put an estimate of 30 to £50.
£70 they paid. So they've overpaid on that. That's two overpaid.
Now, what about these novelty cruets?
Really good-looking things. I love these fun-type objects.
I must admit I was disappointed when I opened them up
and saw plastic liners rather than a glass liner.
That sort of lowers the scale of where you think they're going to be.
-But I think there'll be plenty of people that want them and our estimate is 30 to £50.
£38 they paid. So that's their only hope that they'll make a small profit.
They'll definitely need their bonus buy. Let's have a look at it.
You spent £173, yes? That means you gave the boy £127.
He has been out. Alors!
The most delicious item.
-That is the nicest thing I've bought in months.
-That's an ashtray!
It's more than just an ashtray. It's silver-topped,
crystal glass bowl,
something to hold in the hand. And just look under the lip.
-It says Tiffany & Co.
-How super-stylish is that?
-That is gorgeous!
The effect I have on women, Tim, is amazing! Just mention Tiffany's!
Date-wise, it's the height of Art Deco, circa 1930.
It is high quality, it's exquisite
and I know smoking isn't exactly PC, but it's still collected.
-It's decorative. You could have earrings in it.
-How much did you pay?
-The bargain of a lifetime.
-Come on, tell me!
-Have a guess.
-I don't know.
It would be a steal at that.
-I'll give you another kiss!
-I'm going to buy more of these, Tim!
-Are you jealous?
-Anyway, we're happy with that, girls.
-Don't pick it now,
pick it later if you want to. For the audience at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks of it.
-OK, Colin? Nice colour blue, isn't it?
-A wonderful blue.
Condition overall is pretty good.
Once you get any damage on this sort of enamel, it knocks the value down dramatically.
Looking round it, lovely wheel-cut engraving.
Marked Tiffany. I think that's a fabulous item.
-It's got a lot going for it.
-An awful lot.
We always look at things with a critical eye,
and I can't really say anything negative about it.
That is lovely, isn't it? He paid £26 for it. What's it worth?
I think that's fantastic!
We've put an estimate on it of 50 to 80,
and I thought I was being conservative at that.
I can easily see that making £100, 150. It wouldn't surprise me. It's a great little item.
For Harper to pay 26, that's very clever of him.
If the team decide they're going to go with it!
Great excitement. Thank you very much, Colin.
Good luck on the rostrum!
-Nicky and Donna, how are you both?
-Are you at all nervous?
-Just a little!
-Why's that, Nicky?
-I think we're going to crash and burn!
We've spent a lot of money.
Most of which you blew on the coal scuttle.
The auctioneer's estimate is 40 to 70.
Lot 176 is the Benham and Froud coal scuttle and shovel to go with it.
A very fine example of Victoriana.
Who'll start me at £50 for it? 50?
40. 45. 50. Five. 55.
60 I'm bid. And five. 65.
70 bid. 70. 75.
-Go on, go on! Yes, yes!
90 bid. 95? 95.
£100 do I see?
Any more bids? At 100 on my left in the room.
We're selling at £100.
£100. That's better than it might have been!
It's still minus 55, girls, but there you go.
Here comes your cane.
There you go. An interesting combination of cane,
silver mounts and an interesting knob as well.
Who'll start me at what, £50? 50.
£30? £30? 20 to go.
At 20 bid. 22. 25. 28.
28 bid. 30. 30 bid.
32 bid? No? At £30 I'm bid.
32 anywhere else? £30 I'm bid. At £30.
More! Go on!
£30. All done and selling at £30.
That's minus £15.
55. 65. You're minus 70 so far, girls.
The poker-work hanging corner cabinet.
A decent little cupboard with dragons on it.
Who'll start me at 80 for it? 80? 50 to go, then. £50? 50? 30?
-Don't feel good about this.
Five do I see? At £30. Five now. 35.
40 in the room. 40 I'm bid.
-45 bid. 50, now?
-It's going up.
At 45. Any more bids? At 45. This is the last call. Selling this time
£45. That's minus £5. Which means overall you are minus £75.
Which is not as bad as we thought it was going to be.
Come on, girls!
It was not...
But anyway, let's be positive now.
What are we going to do about the paste dingly-dangly?
-Are you going to go with it?
-We're going for it.
-Going for it.
-Nothing to lose.
-You don't have to.
-No, we're going to go for it.
Here it comes. A lovely necklace.
A 1950s Hollycraft paste-set pendant with plated chain.
A nice piece of costume jewellery. Start me at £30 for it.
Oh, come on!
-Ten pounds to go, then, surely? £10.
Thank you. £10 bid.
Ten. Twelve anywhere else? Ten. Maiden bid has it.
-Anybody else going to join in?
Can I tempt anybody with 11?
11 bid. 12, may I say?
12 bid. 13, madam? It's not unlucky. 13 bid.
14 now. 14 bid. 15, do I see? 15 bid.
£15 is where you're going to stick.
Ooh, we're going up!
At £16 we're done and selling this time.
-A round minus 20.
It's not your fault. It's a perfectly nice object.
But not its day today.
-Overall, you are minus £95.
That could be a winning score!
Just don't talk to the blues.
-Do you know how the reds got on?
-Nope. Not a clue.
-You haven't been chatting.
-We don't want you to know.
-We haven't seen them.
-They 'ave disparu?
Superbe! I feel a national anthem coming on!
# Allons, enfants! #
Lot 197 is the Orrefors glass vase,
decorated with a nude lady and two birds.
A pretty and elegant vase, this one.
Start me at £40 for it. 40?
30 to go then. £30 anybody? 30 bid.
Go on! Go on! Get on with it!
And two now, may I say? 32 bid. 35.
38. 40. 42.
45. 48. 50.
-And five. 60.
I'll take two if it'll help.
At 60. Third row has it. At £60 bid. All done and selling
£60. You're five pounds down.
-That's better than predicted.
-Here comes your chest.
A Victorian or earlier pine and studded dome-top box.
Start me at £100 for it? 50 to go then, surely?
30? 20? £20.
-20 bid and five? 25.
30, if you like? 30. 30 bid. 35?
35. 40, now. 40 bid.
Come on, baby.
50 bid. 55 bid. 60, now?
-Have we done it?
-58. 60 on the net.
-Keep at it!
And 70. 72, sir. 72. 75.
78 now? 78 bid. 78.
At £78. All done. Selling this time, then. At 80 bid.
Sorry, just come in. Two, now? £80 bid. Two anywhere?
-At 80 bid. Two anywhere?
-You kissed too early!
-He sold for 80. That's plus ten.
Here comes the salt and peppers.
199 is the 1950s silver-plated novelty pepper and salt.
There go the pepper and salt. £30? 30? 20 to go, then, surely.
£20, anybody? Ten if we have to. £10, anyone?
Ten. £10 I'm bid. 12. 15. 18.
-At £18 now.
18 bid. 20 bid.
22 now? At 20 bid. Two anywhere else now?
22. 25. 28.
28 bid. 28. 30. £30 bid. And two now?
-Come on! Come on!
32 do I see? £30, last call. Selling in the second row at 30.
£30 is minus eight. Which means overall, you're minus three pounds!
-Only three pounds.
-I know what we're going to do.
-We know what we'll do.
-What are we going to do?
-Go for the ashtray.
-We're going to go with the enamelled Tiffany ashtray?
-Well found, David.
You paid £26.
The auctioneer's estimate, I can tell you now,
is 50 to £80, and he wouldn't be surprised if it made 100.
-I hope so.
-That's what he said.
On that basis, let's cross our legs and hope for the best.
Lot 203 is the Tiffany & Co cut glass ashtray.
-We've got a lot of bids on the book for this one.
We'll start the bidding at 35.
35. 40. 45.
50. Five. 60. Five.
70. Five. 80. Five.
-I'm in heaven!
-I'm in a spin!
150 with you, madam. 160. 170.
HENRIETTE SQUEALS LOUDLY
-That was a definite no, this time, wasn't it?
-You're not, are you?
-You certainly are!
At 210 bid.
At 210. 215? Selling at £210.
That is plus £184 in profit.
-I have to give you a hug!
-Oh, come here!
We have two teams today that are so poles apart it practically defies description!
And the pole that is furthest apart is the red pole.
-I mean, seriously, girls, you have been off the boil today, haven't you?
-Have you had a nice time?
You've been very sporting about it and I admire you for that.
-In fact, I hear a bell ringing!
-For whom the bell tolls just happens to be you lot!
The wedding bells, however, will start to chime
when it comes to the victors who are going home with £181 of lolly!
-Anyway, there's 180, believe you me.
-I'll take it.
-And one. Yep.
There's so much kissing going on here today
one's lips are being worn out!
Come on, you enjoyed it!
Said like a true French woman!
Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?
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Peterborough is the location for more antiques game show action. Experts Nick Hall and David Harper feature in a programme with a continental flair and a bonus buy which proves decisive.