Bargain Hunt visits Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair in Yorkshire, with experts Thomas Plant and Paul Laidlaw helping the teams. Also, Tim Wonnacott visits Ormesby Hall.
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It's that time again, the ultimate fortune-seeking game show.
Let's go bargain hunting!
Today, we're at the Jaguar Antiques and Collectors Fair
at Wetherby Racecourse.
Let's take a quick peek at what's coming up.
On today's show, Thomas Plant brings the Blues into disrepute.
This is an expensive marquee.
No, it's not a gazebo. I resent that comment.
Oh! The Reds don't see eye to eye with Paul Laidlaw...
Yeah. I don't think human remains is us.
-..or each other.
-On your head be it.
But who'll get the upper hand at the auction?
Let's meet the teams.
First up, married couple David and Laura.
Now, David, it says here that you're a mature student.
-Tell us about that.
Well, I was an engineer for quite a while, then I gave it up
and decided to pursue my dream.
-I'm at Leeds Met University now and I'm in my third year there.
-And what are you studying?
Yeah. And hopefully, I'm going to be a drama teacher when I've done.
-Well done. It's quite a difficult thing to do though, isn't it?
To be a student when you're a little older.
Yeah, 26 when I went back but that's where I met my wife
so it was the best decision I've ever made.
Well, that's rather sweet, isn't it?
So, Laura, tell us about your whirlwind romance with David.
Well, I met him, obviously, you know, he came back to college
to study a few years back and a few months later he's down on
one knee, took me to a Russell Brand gig, proposed in the aisles.
And then a year later, we were married and living together
-and never looked back. It's been wonderful.
-Isn't that lovely?
-And you've got a few furry four-legged friends at home.
-I have, yes.
Not everybody likes them but I have two pet rats and a cat.
-What are the rats called?
-Misty and Treacle.
-And did they come from the pet shop?
I didn't just find them in the sewer running around.
And how do the cats get on with the rats?
-Oh, they get on really well.
-Yeah. Best friends.
The cat jumps on top of the cage, curls up and goes to sleep with them.
-They're like best friends.
-That is extraordinary.
Are you going to be buying anything with an animal theme
on Bargain Hunt today?
-I don't know. See what takes our eye.
-See what we find.
That's a good principle. Anyway, very, very good luck.
Well, you got any rats at home, you two?
We don't, no. Not at the moment.
-Anyway, Alex and Liz are an engaged couple. Welcome.
Alex, what do you do for a living?
I work as a buyer for a utility company.
So I'm hoping that some of the skills I've picked
up from there will help me get some good bargains today.
So you have to do a lot of negotiating in your job?
-Very good. You and Liz have been together now for a bit, yeah?
Yes. We've been engaged for one year now.
Yeah, this weekend.
And I wanted to make it special when I proposed to her
so I did it at Glastonbury Festival.
On the evening of the Friday night,
I took her up to the Glastonbury viewing area and tried to
be as romantic as I possibly can but I wasn't helped by Liz,
who was complaining about being cold and wanting to go back to the tent.
So I had to practically drag her up the hill.
-So when I finally got her there, I nearly got down on one knee
and proposed to her.
-You lay down on the grass instead.
I lay down on the grass, a knee was touching the grass.
Yeah, yeah, both knees, actually, which is quite unusual.
How brilliant. And, Liz, what do you do to earn a buck?
I work for Education Bradford.
I'm a HR business partner
so I support schools in the Bradford area with HR issues.
About 40 schools I look after at the moment.
It's a very busy job but very rewarding.
Quite a testing job, I should say.
-And what do you do in your spare time, Liz?
Well, I've just completed a course in massage therapy which Alex
is appreciating and reaping the rewards of at the moment.
-Well, I was only thinking...
-Not often enough, might I add!
So that's aromatherapy massage, Indian head massage,
all sorts of things, really.
So I practise on Alex and I practise on my friends at work sometimes as well.
What about Bargain Hunt today? What do you know about antiques?
I think you'll do very well.
Now, the £300 moment. Here's your £300.
You know the rules, your experts await and off you go.
And very, very, very good luck.
I could do with a massage myself!
What a great idea.
But first, it's time for our experts,
Messieurs Plant and Laidlaw, to spur on their teams and talk tactics.
I think silver is a good idea.
Really? Silver. What about you, the same?
Yeah. I think we'll definitely go for some silver, maybe some gold.
-Gold is profitable at this moment in time.
But they know the price of gold here.
Are we chilled? Are we panicking?
-Are we losing weight?
-Could do with losing a bit of weight.
If I do tell you it's a load of junk, don't be depressed.
That's not quite the rousing pep talk I had in mind, Tom.
Well, anyway, the hour starts now.
What about this piece here cos I know there's a lot about
the Royal Wedding, about collecting stuff like that.
I know it's not necessarily what we're interested in
-but it is a game, remember.
-Little lamp base, not without charm.
In answer to your question, I don't, at auction, see a pick-up in royal commemoratives.
But this is good, keep doing this. And when we run out of things we're curious about,
-we'll go on to the next one.
That's the spirit, Laidlaw.
Is Thomas being as encouraging with those Blues?
That's quite interesting, that clock.
-What do you think of that?
-It's a bit retro.
-Is it horrible?
It is what it is, isn't it? £9.50.
I see I'm going to be dealing with cheapskates today. THEY LAUGH
Inside, there's some targeted selling to the Reds.
Although it is interesting, I don't know if that'll raise much money at auction.
Have you any interest in tattoos, Dave?
Er, not really. I don't like them.
-Not really our scene, is it?
-Not my cup of tea.
So, anything else taking your fancy, Dave?
Yeah. I don't think human remains is us.
Yeah, that would be breaking new ground!
Which is exactly what the Blues are doing.
Ooh... You never know.
Some very peculiar things in here.
Have a good goosey gander.
-I quite like that.
-It looks like a shoe horn. No, it isn't.
-A page turner?
-A page turner, yeah.
-How old would you say that is?
Let's have a look.
You like his face, do you, the upturned nose?
-Reminds me of somebody I know, Tom!
He's very sweet. What's the best on the page turner?
Best on it is 25.
-Is that the very, very best?
-Really? You wouldn't go for 20?
-It can't be the very best.
-I do not stand here for nothing.
This is an expensive marquee.
No, it's not a gazebo. I resent that comment.
It's a bit better than a gazebo, isn't it?
Look at these poles. Yeah, it is a marquee, isn't it?
-It is a marquee.
-Let's leave Thomas digging himself out of that one.
I like these bears. How old do you think these bears are?
Could be mid-20th century, second quarter 20th century.
Shall we have a wee look. Are you a teddy bear lover?
-I didn't have you down as one.
-No, well, I just like toys in general.
-OK. Shall we?
-Yeah, why not?
Have a look.
-He's filled with...
Glass-eyed as opposed to plastic, giving you a timeline.
Little stitched nose and snout, reasonably long forearms.
-Not a great hump.
He's a funny wee thing. More a pug than a bear.
Poor old bear.
Have a look in there.
There's one or two things you might like the look of.
-What about the cufflinks?
-They're quite sweet, aren't they?
-I quite like the little watch in there, don't you?
-I do as well.
-Yeah. It's quite cute.
Little diamond chips, little sapphires.
-It's very nice. I like that.
-It's very pretty.
The pigs are 50.
-The pigs aren't the oldest cufflinks ever.
They're very nice, not that old, but definitely solid silver.
People are quite fond of pigs, I have to admit.
-There are lots of pig lovers out there.
-Do you like pigs?
I'm not in love with pigs but I do like pigs.
I hate pigs. I had to farm them as a boy. I hated them.
You see, you've been scarred at an early age.
I've been bitten by the things.
We used to feed them and they'd come and nip your leg
and I was only sort of 10, 11, and I guess, from then on,
I would never, ever want to keep pigs in my entire life.
Well, as fascinating as all this is...
I quite like to eat it, though. It's quite nice.
A bit of pig, a bit of pork, a bit of crackling.
Yes, I think enough about the porkers, Tom.
They're nice, both of them. They're good things. What's the best on these?
-I could do you 90 on the watch.
And on the pigs...
-OK. Thank you for that. That's very kind.
I like the pigs. Would the pigs make a profit?
I think they're collectable.
I think if we could do a little bit more, I would really appreciate it.
So if we bought them both, you couldn't do it for 100?
What do you think?
I think 110 and we're meeting each other in the middle.
It's a deal to look at and you've only just looked at this cabinet in here.
And there are other things to look at.
There's more silver in there. I think it's worthwhile looking at it rather than passing it off.
-Is that all right?
So, no decisions yet and 25 minutes gone.
That goes for you too, Reds, who've rejected poor old Pugface.
-What do you think about this guy?
-Looking at this as opposed to the big guy, cleaner condition.
Clean's good because condition is important.
There's little bells on his ears. That's so cute.
-Is that where they are?
How can I not...that wee guy there?
Can I ask this one? I think this one is too expensive.
I'm being really straight with you.
-How much have I got on it?
I think at auction, I really desperately need that to be £20.
Is there any way?
Will you look after him? Then give me 20.
Oh, thanks very much. You cannot say no to that.
Look at his little bells.
Go on then. We'll take him for 20 quid.
Wonderful. Thank you very much.
Well, done, Reds.
Let's hope someone loves him as much as Laura does, down at the auction.
They say that size is unimportant. What is it then?
It looks a bit like one of those dibbers that Grandpa used to use
to thrust into the soil before he planted his broad bean seed.
Well, I can promise you this has nothing to do with horticulture.
This is a marine object.
It probably dates from around about 1800 to 1820
and it's been made out of the dense lower jawbone of a sperm whale.
This object is what is called a fid, which is a sailor's device
that he would use to help him splice ropes.
If you've ever tried to splice a large hemp rope,
it's incredibly hard work and what you need is a sharp,
hard and strong tool to separate the individual fibres of that rope
and big fids like this, made of whale bone, are extremely rare.
What's it worth? Well, the dealer's hoping for £1,000.
That's a grand to you and me.
I like that one.
Tonbridge-y banded tea caddy?
It is, yeah.
-So not for you.
I love the sewing box next to it.
-Is that it? That'll be more expensive.
Yeah, a different league. I'm liking that a lot more. The tooled leather.
The contrast. The canary.
Look at that for a piece of rosewood. Isn't that absolutely divine?
Given that we're starting a lot higher, is there more slack in that?
200 would be best. It's a lovely box.
-That's a lot of money.
-A nice box.
-Totally agree with you.
-The interior's fabulous.
You're offering really nice things.
It's actually got the maker's label, which just adds to the quality.
It's just so lovely to see one so complete.
Is that broken off there, that one?
Yeah, that one, and there is damage to one of those
but the rest of them are perfect.
I do like it. It's just, £200.
It's £200 and it's damaged, so it's a bit much for me.
Is it definitely two?
Can squeeze another tenner. 190. And that is absolutely the death.
But it's damaged.
The damage is so minimal.
It's not, it spoils it, looking at that.
-It really is.
-And what have they spilt?
To find an interior as complete as that is so rare.
We'll go 185. 185. 185.
-I don't want to do it.
-Come on. I do.
We're in the middle of a domestic.
OK. I'll do 185. Yes, I'll do 185.
Shake my hand.
-Lovely. Thank you.
-On your head be it.
Ooh-er, missus! Dave's not happy but that's buy number two.
-And what have our Blues bought?
-The leaf plate looks in very good condition.
That's a very nice thing. It's a piece of WMF.
It's a nice sweet meat dish.
If I was looking for an object to buy to make a profit,
I'd more likely go for a claret jug.
-Cos it's got more use to it.
A lot more people drink claret now than have sweet meat dishes
presented at a dinner party.
-Yeah. How much is it?
-It's 145. Yeah.
And it's cut glass.
You don't have to apologise for it. It's a good-looking object.
Yeah. That's good. It's quite nice.
You've got 145 on this.
-Yeah. What can you do?
I can do you that for 110.
Right. OK. Maybe we could...
Can I just grab these two and have a conversation outside?
-Is that all right?
-Is that OK, darling?
-That's fine, yep.
I think we need a bit of tactics talk.
We'll just go out here and we'll just have a confab.
Yes, Thomas, it's time to take this pair in hand.
You've seen quite a lot of things and I'm just worried that,
you know, we keep on looking at things and thinking about them.
Tell me your feelings. What have you liked so far?
-I like the pigs.
I like the page turner as well. I like that.
What about you?
I'd agree with both of those.
I mean, I do have a soft spot for the watch.
Maybe we should come back to these guys later...
-What do you think of the wee kiddy's armchair?
-I like it.
With your whole teddy bear toy thing going on.
I like that. There's a bit of damage there.
Yeah, but it's 150 years old. I think it can suffer that.
It's a charming little seat.
Take a price.
It's not a bucket-load of money but, yeah, shall we, can we, do you?
No, leave it for now.
You're choosing the next one.
I don't mind it, but at 35 I think it's a bit much.
-You're a hard...
-I want to win.
-I want to win. I need some spending money for my holiday.
Bargain Hunt terminator there.
I'm going to have to leave it for now.
I've got ten minutes.
He's the man. Slightly frightened to say no, Dave.
Did you hear that, Blues? Only ten minutes left.
-Top three, then.
-Liz's top three.
Pigs, the leaf and probably not the watch, maybe the jug.
But what about the page turner?
I like that one, too.
You're not helping here, Alex.
OK. So Liz's top three. You've got four there.
What's Liz's top three?
Top three is pigs...
It's OK. It's not like time's running out!
Only wait a minute, it is.
Would you believe it? Are you thinking of that mahogany?
£100. Mad money, isn't it?
It's too boring. It's too boring.
I know you want it but you can't. I know what you're looking at. Keep going.
"I know you want it but you can't have it"!
What are you telling me? Clearly it's not jumping out at you.
No. I don't know what I'm looking for but I'll know when I see it.
Dave is determined to choose their last item,
but at least it's just one, unlike our Blues.
Have they finally made a decision?
We are interested in the jug.
-And the pigs.
So the pigs, you said 30.
Well, I said 35.
-But if we're buying both...
-And the jug, you offered 110.
-Yeah. My best 110.
Could you do it at £100? So 130 in total?
-Is that OK?
-Yeah, I can do that.
-OK. That's brilliant.
-Thank you very much.
-How you doing?
-130 for both.
-Thank you very much. That's a very kind deal. Well done.
Thank you. Very kind of you.
-Thank you very much.
So, the Blues have drawn level with the Reds with only minutes left.
If you want to go get the chair, we'll get the chair.
I'll leave it up to you. We've got three minutes left.
We've got three minutes to get something. It's up to you. I like the chair.
-He likes the chair.
-Chair. OK, chair.
I'm glad Laura's remembered where they left it.
Now, I spotted this bowl earlier, myself.
I love that.
That's quite decorative. You can imagine it in the house as well.
-It would go in a modern house as well, wouldn't it?
-It's very true to what it is.
-And they could fill it up with what they wanted.
-What's on that?
75. My best on that, well,
I wouldn't give it to Mr Wannacott for less than 60.
Is that what he wanted?
This morning, yeah. He wanted it for 50.
I did indeed.
-Can I have a look?
-Where's it from?
-I don't know.
-You think it's African?
-It's African. Yeah, it's tribal.
-It's definitely African.
-Most of my tribal stuff's gone.
Yeah. I think that's got quite a wide appeal.
It's got a huge appeal.
Yeah. I'd have that in our house.
Well, it's decorative as well, isn't it?
You've got 75 on it. What's your very best?
-If I undercut Mr Wonnacott.
50. I can't let it go for less than 50. Cos I paid 40 for it.
-So you'd do it for 50?
-I'd do it for 50,
-as long as you don't tell him.
-Well, he's going to know about it, isn't he?
-Well, I know now!
What do you think, guys? You've got minutes, minutes to spare. This or the page turner?
I prefer that to the page turner. I think that's got a wider appeal than the page turner.
-I wholeheartedly agree.
-Let's go with that.
-You want to go with it?
-Yeah? Brilliant. Get in there!
I'm so pleased we got it less than Tim.
Charming! Well, at least the Blues have it all sewn up with three items in the bag.
How much is the sax? That'd be too much, wouldn't it?
-So now we're looking at a saxophone?!
Hang on a minute. What's happened to the chair?
-How much is it?
-It's within your budget.
Instruments have real potential.
The thing about saxophones is, every bloke fantasises that he's going to end up a sax player...
-It's not in lovely condition though.
-..and a babe magnet, simultaneously.
That's what's drawn me to it!
Um. I suspect it's not a great sax
-because it's still here and it's £50.
-I know, and it's got a lot of rubbing on it.
But it's a speculator's purchase.
-I think if you get the price down it could prove to be a bargain.
-Could you do it for 30?
-30 quid, that's it.
I really can't go any more. If you can do it for 30, we'll take it.
-Yeah, go on then.
-Go on then.
I'm taking it.
You'd better be happy with that, Laura. It's done.
Cheers, my man!
When I first met him, "You're going out with me, come on!"
Yes. Dave's a decisive man and, with lightning speed,
he's wrapped it up for the Reds in the dying seconds.
So, let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.
Laura went all lovey dovey over the teddy bear at £20.
Then they had a bit of a domestic over the rosewood sewing box.
But Dave got to play it his way in the end with the saxophone for £30.
I mean, are these a colourful team or what?
Whatever Dave says, really!
-It was great, wasn't it?
-Yeah, it was.
How much did you spend all round?
-235? Could I please have £65 of that?
-If we have to.
Yeah. £65. You don't like handing that over, do you?
One little scrap.
-You've a strong prediction you're going to win today, is that right?
-Yes, very confident.
-A good feeling.
-Well, you've been a great team.
-Over to you, Laidlaw.
-Your bonus buy.
Whether they'll need a bonus buy or not...
We haven't needed him all day. Been buying on our own.
-Whoo! I like that!
-We're kidding, he's been brilliant.
There you go. There's your challenge. £65. Good luck with that. Good luck, team.
Meanwhile, why don't we check out how the Blue team have got on, eh?
Well, after much cogitating and deliberating,
they bought the piggy cufflinks for £30.
Along with the claret jug for 100.
Then they grabbed the bowl I had my eyes on for £45.
It's all fair in love and bargain hunting. Not!
-I'm very happy.
-Happy with the choices, definitely.
I'm incredibly relieved you finished at all, actually.
Now, Thomas, leftover lolly. How much did you spend?
-So you've got £125 of leftover lolly. Thank you very much.
-There you go.
That comes to me like the taxman. I then pass it on to somebody else.
-Thank you very much.
-Thomas, £125. That's OK, isn't it?
-Lots for you today.
It's wonderful, isn't it?
Thank you very much, guys.
Meanwhile, we're heading off to North Yorkshire, to a stately home that's very, very chic.
'For nearly 400 years, Ormesby near Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire was the home of the Pennyman family
'who started buying land here around the year 1601.
'The hall you see today was built for James and Dorothy Pennyman in the 1740s.'
Dorothy inherited a substantial amount of money
on the death of her father, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in 1737.
So much so that they decided that the house,
the existing hall on the site, was far too old-fashioned,
and they commissioned something new and much more impressive.
'Dorothy and James chose the fashionable Palladian-style for their new home.
'From the outside, it's restrained and quite austere, but its real glory lies within.'
The first thing that strikes you in the entrance hall,
apart from the elegant neoclassical design so typical of the Palladian period,
is the sheer quality of the finish.
Just look at the plasterwork on that ceiling.
But what ties the halls specifically to the Pennyman family
is, of course, the coat of arms sitting proudly above the fireplace.
What's particularly charming and apt about this
is the fact that the lion has got a spear through its neck.
This is probably some sort of medieval pun
because, in the medieval period,
a Pennyman was technically a slaughterer of animals.
And therefore, the Pennyman family's crest, appropriately, has an animal
being slaughtered with the spear going through its neck.
Fortunately, there are a number of objects in the house
which are strictly related to the Pennyman family.
For example, this pair of pistols.
Now, pistols come in a great variety of shapes and sizes.
But these are absolutely splendid,
largely because of their rich decoration.
What makes these pistols particularly special
is these silver enrichments.
They're a sign of real quality, and that they had been made for an aristocrat.
What I like about them particularly is here, on the handle,
you've got a cartouche
and, within the cartouche, is the coat of arms.
And, if you look carefully, cos they're slightly rubbed,
that coat of arms ties up beautifully with the Pennyman coat of arms above the fireplace.
The big question today is, of course,
which of our teams over at the auction are on target for making a profit?
Well, we've come to the outskirts of Halifax,
to Calder Valley Auctioneers,
to be with our auctioneer of the moment, Ian Peace.
-Hello, Tim. It's good to have you here.
-We've got a mixed bag for the Reds.
We've got the plush teddy bear that looks as if it might be a bit play-worn.
Yes. It's not bad though, for 1930s.
-You like him, do you?
-I do. I really like that.
-You still got your teddy?
-No, I haven't. My father threw it away when I was seven.
-Do you feel scarred?
-Well, here's your opportunity.
What's this one worth?
I would rate that as 60 to 90.
-It's jointed, it's got the internal bell, the little rattle,
and it's just got a nice character.
-Well, that's a very nice estimate. We paid £20 for it.
-Yeah. I'm very confident with that.
-Well, that is a good start.
Next up is the inlaid rosewood workbox which, for a change, has got a few fittings in it.
Yeah. That's lovely. I was very pleased when I opened that up. A particular nice feature is those
thread reels which have got mother of pearl ends.
It's quality, true antique.
Lovely. Well, we're hoping for a particularly bullish estimate from you. How much?
I'd put 90-120, but I'm mindful it may go 120, 130.
£185 they paid on this joker.
A little bit top heavy but that's retail. I shall give it my best, though.
I'm sure you will, Ian. Thank you.
Their last item is the saxophone which looks a bit clapped out to me.
Yes. It's unnamed. It's a basic model but it's a saxophone.
-It's for a child to learn on, presumably?
So what is a budding saxophonist here in Halifax likely to pay for this fellow?
Well, I've put an estimate of 60-90 and I hope I'm not overoptimistic
but, at the end of the day, it's a saxophone.
Well, I think you've struck the right note here, Ian, cos our team only paid £30 for it.
-Which is a pretty good bargain, isn't it?
-Oh yeah, it is. Yeah.
If there's a problem here, it's going to be the rosewood workbox that'll drag them down.
And if it doesn't do well, they're going to need their bonus buy so let's go and have a look at it.
Now, Laura and Dave, you spent £235.
You gave £65 to Paul Laidlaw to find the bonus buy, and I am going to reveal all. Woo!
Oh wow! I like it.
-Yes, I like it, yeah.
-I like it.
I could not leave that hanging.
Such an honest, sweet, sleepy little 19th century child's armchair.
It's such a lovely object. It will respond to wax and it will sing.
Cottage environment. It's a little dream.
I'm glad it's that. I hoped,
-I had my fingers crossed. I was speaking to her, saying, I hope he's got the chair.
-I really like it.
You like it, that's good. That's really good.
-So you had £65 for it.
£20. Sitting at £20, and I think that was fair enough
because it's going to do, any day of the week, 20-40
and if you really like it and you want to pay £50, £60, £70 for that, you'll never regret it.
-And if you've got a kiddywink coming along.
-Anything like that.
Fun that you'd seen it during your shopping. Fun that Paul Laidlaw went back and found it for you.
The big question today is, will the auctioneer find it fun too?
-So, Ian, how do you rate this little fellow?
-I'm afraid I don't.
-No. The condition of it's appalling. All right, it's original graining
but there's a nasty split down the back and the seat. It's just sad.
Yes. How much then?
Between £10 and £20.
OK. Well, Paul Laidlaw paid 20, so that's not too bad, if the team decide to go with it.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
First item are the piggywig cufflinks.
Not everyone wants to wear cufflinks now, apart from probably yourself.
Pigs are popular.
-Pigs are popular. Well, they're coming to market today. How much?
-I've put 20-40.
Good. £30 paid so that's slap-bang in the middle. That's £15 per pig.
Good. Next up is the claret jug.
Very plain, ordinary, rather dull-looking thing this, isn't it?
It is. It's WMF which holds it up.
But, having said that, WMF is not doing so well today as it was five years ago.
A basic model, 35-50.
They paid 100.
-I find it unbelievable. I mean, £100 for that in plate.
Anyway, there we go. They did it. £35-£50. Thank you very much.
I think you're absolutely spot on with your estimate, I have to say.
Last up is the tribal bowl from Africa.
Right. It has character. It has character.
It has a bit of age, probably 60, 70 year old, something like that.
The nice thing about these ethnographic things is the simplicity of the design, isn't it?
There's almost a contemporary look to it. What do you think it's worth?
-I think between 35 and 50.
-OK. £45 they paid.
That's about spot on. What's going to torpedo them is the claret jug
and they're definitely going to need their bonus buy. Let's go and have a look at it.
Alex and Liz, you spent 175.
You gave Thomas 125. Thomas, what did you spend it on?
-I didn't spend it all. I only spent half.
On a piece of seminal jewellery by the seminal designer, Georg Jensen.
Never heard of him but I like it. I like the look of it.
The interesting thing about Georg Jensen is that,
when you're a great designer, you design something which stands the test of time.
And Jensen has designed this pendant, probably in the '30s,
and it's still being made today.
It's a pretty, pretty item.
You've exceeded my expectations on that one.
-And I can tell you're quite passionate about it, too.
-Yeah. It's a good thing.
-You'd not wear it yourself though, Alex, would you, probably?
Are you a bit of a medallion man?
It could go well with my Mr T fancy dress costumes.
-Well, couldn't it?
So how much do you think it might make?
-I spent £60 on it. It's got to sell for 80. Very nice.
-Well, we'll have to wait and see, won't we?
Now, for the audience at home, let's see what the auctioneer thinks about Thomas' pendant.
There we go. Georg Jensen, a name to be reckoned with at auction, Ian, yeah?
Yeah. This is a very affordable piece of Georg Jensen.
I mean, it's relatively modern but it is by Jensen, so, and it's well stamped.
My estimate would be £60-£90.
Very good. Well, Thomas Plant paid £60
so it stands a good chance of making a profit if the team decide to go with it.
Anyway, the excitement is building. Thank you, Ian.
Just look at these two, don't they look naughty?
You really do look naughty, the two of you, like two peas in a pod. It's lovely.
-Now listen, you, are you excited?
-Yeah. And confident.
That's nice, isn't it? Anyway, first lot up is the teddy bear and here it comes.
161. This 1930s gold plush jointed teddy bear
and it's got the rattle inside there.
-And what am I bid for lot 161?
£30. 20. £20.
20 I'm bid here.
And five. 30.
And five. 40. And five.
50. And five, sir. 55, fresh bid.
60. And five. 70.
And five. 80. And five.
Are you all done? Selling for £90.
First and last time at 90.
Well done, you guys. That is plus £70.
That's a proper profit, that is, isn't it? That is really good.
162, the 19th century rosewood and mother of pearl inlay sewing box.
A couple of hundred, may I say? 150. Start me at £100, somebody.
Wherever you like then, £60?
50 then to open. Thank you. 50 I'm bid. At 50.
At 60, do I see?
At 60. At 70. At 80.
120. 130. 130.
-Five if it helps. At £130.
-Cheap, cheap, cheap!
Are there any further bids?
-That is minus 55.
But don't worry, you're still upfront. You're still plus 15.
163, a case saxophone and carrying case.
I'm opening this at £20.
20. And five on commission bid. £30. 35.
I have 40 on a commission bid. And five.
Any further bids for the saxophone? £50 by the door. 50.
60. £65. At 65. He says no, so you're in.
At 65. All done at 65?
I love it, don't you? That is another £35 on that.
Plus 35, plus the 15. 35, 45. You're plus 50. All right.
There's nothing the matter with that. £50 profit. Yes?
-Hey, don't look so sad.
-I'm just gutted about the box.
No, don't worry about it. It comes and goes, right.
-No, don't hold it against her.
-I will. No, I'm kidding. I'm kidding.
No, no. I mean, you're well up. £50 up is pretty good.
What are you going to do about the armchair? Are you going to have it?
-It's up to you.
-What do you think, Paul?
-I want to know what Paul thinks.
-He can't say.
£20 worth of risk. Are you going to go with it or not?
-Going to go with it.
You're going with it? The auctioneer hated it. He put £10-£20 on it.
-Yeah. He did. He did. He didn't like it.
On the other hand, you've gone with it now. Let's see what happens. He could be wrong. Here we go.
An early Victorian child's armchair
with spoke back and patterned grained finish. There we are.
£20. 15. £5. I've got £5.
-Dear, oh dear, oh dear.
15. 17.50. £20.
I have 20 with the hat on. At £20.
Anybody else now? At £20. 22.50.
At £25 bid. At 25 right at the back with the hat on.
At £32.50 on my right, then. All done?
Well done, Paul. 32.50. That's what we like.
32.50. That is another £12.50.
Yeah. All right. 50. That is plus 62.50.
-Yes? Happy with that?
-That's very good, isn't it?
-That's very good.
Who's to say that the young ones can't cut the mustard, eh?
-That's lovely. Now, don't say a word to the Blues, all right?
No point in spoiling their day.
-Do you know how the Reds did?
Do you host malevolent thoughts?
-I bet you don't ordinarily.
You just want a nice fair result, don't you?
Yes. As long as we win.
The claret jug, you both went for that. £100 paid.
His estimate is £35-£50.
Now, if I say that quickly, it doesn't sound so bad. £35-£50.
But it's a bit of a disaster if he's right with his estimate,
-because you paid 100, right?
So I think, let's go boldly forth and kick on with the cufflinks.
we've got a cased pair of gentleman's silver cufflinks
in the form of pigs.
20 anywhere? £20. 15 to start.
Go on, the silver cufflinks. Any pig farmers here? 15 I'm bid. 15.
17.50 do I see? I have 17.50. 20.
22.50. 25 in the corner. 27.50 the lady's bid.
32.50. 35 stood up. 35. 37.50.
42.50. All settled at 42.50.
So that is £42.50. Well done.
That is plus 12.50. Very good.
A WMF cut-glass claret jug. What am I bid on that?
£40 to start?
30. WMF. £30.
Start me where you like. 20. 25 anywhere? 25. 30.
And five. 40.
At 45 sat in the fifth row. 50.
There we are, ladies, we're bid 55.
70. 70 with the lady there in the pink.
At £70. Have you all done at £70?
That is a good deal better.
No, it's not. That is minus 30. That is not too bad.
-Now, the bowl. Look out.
-I love this, I rate this.
183. A large African tribal wooden bowl.
40. 30. £20 I'm bid.
And five anywhere?
-25. 30. 35. 40.
-£40. At £40 I'm bid. On my right.
-Come on, come on.
At 45. Anybody else now?
-Come on. Come on.
£50. At 50.
-£50, is plus £5 on that item,
which takes you, overall, to minus £12.50.
Gosh, that was exciting, wasn't it? Minus £12.50.
No shame in that. What are you going to do with the pendant by Georg Jensen?
-Go with the bonus buy?
-Go with it, definitely.
It's your decision, but I think...
Even though Thomas led us astray on the jug,
I believe you on the Georg Jensen pendant jewellery.
-Led you astray?
-We forgive you. It's OK.
-OK. So this is it, then. You're going to do it?
A boxed Georg Jensen silver pendant.
Come on, Georgie boy. Georgie boy, come on.
What am I bid for this?
£30. Georg Jensen. 30 I'm bid. Five anywhere?
At 30. The Georg Jensen. Good name. 35, sir.
35. 40. 45.
55. 60. At £60.
Anybody else now? £60.
-We're going then at £60.
-Come on, come on!
-Georg Jensen. At £60.
First and last time at £60.
-Right in your face, Thomas.
There we are, that was bad luck, I think. You deserved to do better.
Anyway, your overall score though is minus £12.50.
Don't say a word to the Reds, and all will be revealed in a moment.
Well, some days is good days, and some days is bad days,
and some days are just unlucky days.
And the unlucky team today, sadly, are the Blues.
I mean, so near and so far.
-Could have been worse though.
-A lot worse.
-Have you enjoyed it?
-Very much so.
We've loved having you on the show. We wish you the very best.
And, when you finally tie the knot, let us know. All right?
The victors today...this is amazing, isn't it? Well done, David.
£62.50 you're going home with.
And there is your £60 plus your £2.50.
-There we go. £2.50.
-Thank you very much.
-Check it very carefully.
-You must be really chuffed?
-I'm very pleased for you. You've been a great couple.
Wonderful contestants. Thank you very much. It's been so lovely.
Why don't you join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?
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Bargain Hunt visits Wetherby Racecourse Antiques Fair in Yorkshire. Thomas Plant finds his engaged couple in blue just cannot decide what to buy, whereas Paul Laidlaw's red team do not agree on what they have bought! Tim Wonnacott pays a visit to Ormesby Hall in North Yorkshire, and finds out all about the illustrious Pennyman family who lived there.