Bargain Hunt visits Detling Antiques Fair in Kent. Two animal experts run rings round expert James Braxton, while David Barby is led astray by a pair of cheeky law students.
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Hundreds of stalls, inside and out. Welcome to Kent! Let's go bargain hunting!
Take two experts in animals and two law students.
What have they got in common? They want to play Bargain Hunt!
It's no joke! Just have a look at this lot.
Can the Reds handle tricky bartering techniques?
- Why don't we meet halfway? - I'll toss you.
And can David Barby channel the students down the right course?
-Might I ask what excites you, David?
-A piece of porcelain.
-Each to their own.
Mm, OK. Time for me to be judge and jury.
Lovely to see you. Gillian, you are friends and relations?
-Yes. My partner Mark is Sara's second cousin.
-That's quite distant!
How did you realise you'd got this family relationship?
Well, Mark's always talked about Sara, but we had a family party and that's when I first met her.
Now you have a few passions in common.
-That's right. Animals. We love our animals.
-Yes, we do.
I've got a dog, a rescue dog, called Jim Bob.
And I have four ex-battery rescue hens - Grace, Matilda, Ethel Mae and Gladys.
-And do they give you eggs?
-Yes! Every day. They're brilliant.
-Do you run after them?
-Yeah! Down the garden!
-# Lay a little egg for me! # I bet it's nuts!
Oh, it's nuts, definitely.
-Is it the same with you, Sara?
-I've got chickens and horses.
I've got four ponies at home.
-Do you ride them?
-I ride one and I drive another one.
-The other two are retired, old.
Have you got a governess' cart?
It's similar to. It's a two-wheeler.
So what else have you got, then?
Ferrets. I love my ferrets.
Do they get used for chasing the bunny?
-No, I don't work them.
-You just like to have them around.
-Besides these animals, do you collect anything else?
-I collect enamel boxes.
-But sort of modern.
-How many of those have you got?
-About 20 of them. They've got very expensive.
-That's the way of life.
-Are you two going to be any good as a team, then?
-Oh, yeah. Definitely.
There might be a few disagreements, but we'll be good.
-Got a plan?
-No. Well, I'm not telling you, anyway!
You can tell me! I won't tell them!
-Well, you know...
They are shockers, these two. Anyway, very, very, very good luck.
-So, Tom, how did you two meet?
-Em, well...I turned up at Durham University,
-still warm from my mother's embrace...
-Walked into a spartan room and was surrounded
by rather interesting types, computer scientists.
-They'd have beards.
-They did. And dubious personal hygiene.
Really?! Does that go with computer sciences?
-I wouldn't want to say, Tim.
Anyway, you clean-shaven, fresh from home boy, submerged in this computer science environment, not happy?
No, wasn't happy at all until Sam walked in and I thought he looked more normal than the others and...
-You bonded up?
-I've been trying to get rid of him ever since.
-What do you read, Sam?
Well, I did read geography and now we're both doing law.
So you do the law conversion course, having graduated. Have you finished all that?
-No, we've got another three months.
-Three months of hell...heaven!
So you're at one of those schools?
-BPP Law School. It's a lawyer factory.
-Yes. In London?
If you look very carefully, there's a Wonnacott wandering the corridors of power there this term.
-And it ain't me! Better looking than me, a bit taller, and no moustache.
But shares my name. My first born, of whom I am very proud.
-So why should this other team watch out with you lot about?
-Well, I think as students
-we're quite good at buying things on the cheap, so we're looking forward to it.
Not only are they students, they also speak with silver tongue.
They'll negotiate like nobody's business! Watch out, girls.
Here's the £300. You know the rules.
Your experts await and off you go! And very, very, very good luck!
Plenty of confidence, but those boys need a guiding hand.
Who'll be their mentor?
Ah! They'll have the benefit of David Barby.
The ladies will canter round the ring with James Braxton.
-What are you looking for?
-I think maybe something a bit unusual.
-Or maybe something for the garden.
-It's nice and sunny.
-We're bathed in sunshine.
I'm sure there will be lots of garden items here.
Good. Well, let's press on.
So will the Reds come up stinking of roses? Meanwhile, time for David to interrogate his team.
Tom, what are you looking for?
Em, well, preferably an undiscovered Rembrandt.
We'll settle for a Monet. No, we're very easy. Very easy.
-But what's your main interest?
-Personally, I like militaria.
Second World War period is great. Anything imperial would be lovely.
-What about you, Sam?
-I'd go with militaria as well.
-If we could pick up a steam engine, that'd be good.
-A steam engine?
Right... a Rembrandt and a steam engine. Barby's got his work cut out today.
I love that doorstop.
-You see that rope doorstop?
-You could have that indoors or outside. I think that would be really good.
-We don't know the price yet.
-No. Depending on the price.
-How much is the rope doorstop?
-It's quite expensive.
Now is Dad's Army Barby marching his boys in the right direction?
Right. This is full of militaria. Is there anything you want to take a look at and handle?
-Sticks out like a sore thumb, the RAF one.
-I like that.
-DEALER: Hand-carved in India.
-It's wood, is it?
-What do you think?
-Well, it's teak. It's a lot of money.
-Has it got any weight to it?
There's no weight. It's carved wood.
So that's an amateur one. Not an official cast bronze item.
-Did you want steam engines?
OK. Let's have a look at this one.
Oh, wowee. What's that going for?
-We'd have to negotiate down. What do you think, mate?
I'm not a fan. I've not got a clue what it is.
-It's a can.
-It's just a can!
All right, leave that. It's a no.
-That's quite nice.
-Do you like the lighthouse?
-I quite like the lighthouse.
-How much on your lighthouse?
-You see, it's a table lamp. That's not expensive.
-Mm, quite heavy.
-That's a very unusual item.
It doesn't do a lot for me, I'm afraid!
Sara obviously doesn't see it as an aid to shipping.
Now David wants to show the boys some lumps of rubble.
This is interesting.
This stone came from the Houses of Parliament.
I like the idea of those.
This is post-Second World War, the bombing. These are fragments.
I like this seal. This is probably from melted lead off the roof.
-OK, if that's the case, that's cool.
-Yeah, absolutely fits in most homes.
-OK, but I'm a little bit horrified at the price of £28.
-Excuse me? You've got a price of £28.
-I'll do you one good price and that's it - £20.
What a bargain.
-Could you do 15?
-I've come down as low as I can. £20.
-Let's get a buy under our belts.
-I'd like them at 18, I really would.
-Just under the £20.
-Could we split the difference at 19?
That is brilliant of you. Thank you very much.
OK, I suppose they bought bits of the building where laws were made.
Well, it's a start anyway.
-Now, Sara's an expert on little boxes, so she'll be in heaven here.
They were very often made in Paris or Italy, these little fellows. Little jewellery boxes.
What would you do for that? It's 45.
- It's 65, isn't it? - No, 45.
-Tried it on!
-Worth a try!
< I'd do it for 35.
-That's quite a pretty little bit, isn't it?
Have a look round. There may be something else that you quite like.
-Oh, I see. A little vesta.
-Do you know what that's made of?
-Sweet, isn't it?
-That little box there.
People like boxes.
-And the Blues seem to be going into battle.
-Militaria doesn't excite me.
-Oh, right. Fair enough.
-I must be honest with you. I understand your interest.
Might I ask what excites you, David?
-A piece of porcelain.
-Each to their own.
Now the girls are still agog over cute containers.
-Definitely this one.
-That's very much your sort of box.
-Yes, I really like this.
-And we're thinking this as well.
-The two together, maybe?
-Yes, they're pretty. I think they'd both be in a cabinet.
How much is that? £6?
And we said 35 on that one. >
-35 on that.
-Would you do that... for a bit less than that?
You can have that one for 4 and that has to be 35. Under 40 for the two.
-Oh, that's kind.
-Yeah, I think we'll go for that. Brilliant.
So that's good. I think you've bought a nice first purchase.
So both teams are up and running, but David and the boys seem to be lost. Is that the way in?
Excellent. So we should just look from here?
-Which one is it, then? Yeah, we're in!
-..Anything for you, sir.
Thank goodness for a helpful stallholder. Now come on, lads.
-I think it's very small, actually.
-Well, with these guns...
I'm feeling rather dapper.
-Your shoulders look big.
-Shall we do it up?
-I think that looks...
-Do you like it? Is it with the helmet?
-No, it's separate.
-I thought we could get two for one. It's lovely.
-Missing a button or two.
-Is that a problem?
-Two missing. I think those could be replaced.
-There you go.
-Oh, what a shame. I love that.
-Can you tell us anything about this in terms of the regiments involved?
It's the Grenadier Guards. 1970s. >
-Is that the very best?
-130. There is profit in there.
-Could we have a guarantee with it?
A guarantee? I'll write one out. >
-Yeah, well, go on.
-Do you like that?
-It's a nice thing, isn't it?
-We need to get something, as well.
-Yeah, time's against us.
-We'll have that, thank you.
-And we've got the buttons.
-He's got the buttons!
Oh(!) So the Blues have got their second item all buttoned up.
I hope the girls aren't being left behind. Back to their original idea,
-Sara's spotted some rather stylish furniture.
-A lovely table.
-Sort of '30s, '40s.
-You could have that in a conservatory. And there's the other one there.
That's a nice one. Look at the underside. If you turn it over...
-Extremely good condition.
Interesting. It says June, '32. So it's 1932.
-So it's quite an old fellow now. It gets a good service medal, that one.
- Are these genuine Lloyd Loom? - Yes.
-And how much is the table?
-The table is £75.
-OK. And what about the chair?
And what would you do on both?
That chair and that table...130. >
-Quite a nice set.
- That would be nice in the garden. - And they've all got their original brass feet, which is unusual.
-Which is helpful, isn't it?
-Is that the best you can do?
-If you push me, 120.
-What do you reckon, Gill?
-The table is lovely.
-Yeah, I think the two.
-Yes, thank you. Money, money, money!
-Get it out, quick!
-They've been dying to shake somebody's hand.
Both teams now have two items and there are still 23 minutes to go.
We should get back in touch with our feminine side. So far we've bought bookends and an army jacket.
-What do you mean by your feminine side?
-Something neat and nice?
-We've still got 150 quid.
-Something your mum would love.
Right, there's jewellery here.
-Sam's looked at these chandeliers.
-I like the idea of those.
-What about the lemonade jug?
-That's quite nice. It's reasonably nice.
If you wanted a lemonade jug, would you spend 70 quid on that? No.
So the boys are getting a bit girlie? I'm not sure that'll help.
-But the girls, of course, are heading for the pub?
-Where is that?
There's thousands of Cross Keys Inns. That would look sensational in the kitchen, wouldn't it?
-Yeah, it would. Do signs sell quite well?
-Yeah, funnily enough,
I was approached last week by a chap saying he wanted on the list for advertising ware.
-That's 120. >
-Pick it up.
-Feel the weight.
-Sorry. That's heavy.
-And not bad condition.
You've got a chip there and a chip near you.
-But none of this is.
-What's the very best on it?
- Would you do that for 90? - I'm sorry, I wouldn't.
I'd definitely do it for £100.
- Why don't we meet halfway? - I'll toss you - 95 or 100.
- Are you a gambling woman? - I'm not a gambler.
- Oh, go on! It's a sunny day. - Go on. We'll go for 95.
-That's very kind. Thanks a lot.
-Cheers! The girls are home and dry in less than three-quarters of an hour.
-Well done, you two.
They were slow starters, but as soon as they got the first purchase they were away.
But David's got some persuading to do with the boys.
-Do you like that?
-What is it?
-This is art pottery.
-This was made in Barnstaple. It's Brannam ware.
There's the name of the actual manufacturer. CH Brannam.
This is for flowers, tulips, things like that.
-I saw £120 on the bottom and it sent chills up my spine.
-Is that £120 worth of pottery?
-People pay a lot for art pottery.
-OK, this is your... this is your real...?
It's something I like. Neither of you are keen on it. Just continue.
-No, no, no...
-Sam thinks it's OK.
-Yeah, I do.
-That is signed. >
-What's the price on this piece?
-I can do 70.
-Is that the very best you can do?
-Oh, come on, David!
Look at his face! Bless him.
Is that the very best?
65. That's me... 60. That's your bottom dollar.
-Could you do it for 50, please?
-At 55 I think it stands just a chance.
-Just a chance?
- It could make more. - Believe, believe.
-How long do we have left?
-5 minutes remaining.
-We've got five minutes left.
-I'm stepping out of this one.
-OK? To be honest, mate...
-I think... 55 quid, yeah. We'll do that.
-Shall we go?
-Madam... Thank you very much.
And they're done. One last great deal has got them jumping for joy.
Now that's enough of that, thank you.
Right. Time's up. The money's all spent. Let's check out what the Red team bought.
The girls used their animal instincts to pair up two sweet little boxes for £39.
They put together a table and chair at £120.
And lifted an enamel pub sign for 95.
So, you 42-minute wonders... Very good, wasn't it?
-I gather we have to hire a van to take your items? Is that right?
-We're known for buying large items.
-Which is your favourite piece?
Oh, I don't know. The sign I like, but I like the table and chair.
-What about you, Sara?
-Will that bring the biggest profit?
-I think so.
-How much did you spend overall?
-Does that mean I have £46 of leftover lolly?
-Who's got it?
-I've got it.
-Look, all nice and tight and hot.
Red hot, actually. Going straight across, James.
-That's a nice little sum to spend. What will you buy?
-Something large and shiny!
-Yeah, I think so!
Why not try small and shiny? Anyway, good luck with that.
Now why don't we remind ourselves what the Blue team bought, eh?
The boys have nabbed bookends of stone from the Palace of Westminster for only £19.
A guard's tunic bought their attention at £130
and a pretty Brannam pot came in at £55.
I think we've done quite well. I'm very pleased.
Ah, hello! A happy tribe. How lovely.
-Have you had a good time?
-Which is your favourite piece?
-You agree with that?
-Is it going to bring the biggest profit?
We'll get a hammering on that, but it's a bit of fun.
-Which piece will make your biggest profit, then?
-David thinks the vase.
-We think the bookends.
-How much did you spend?
-We spent 204 all round.
-So please may I have £96?
-You may indeed.
-There we go.
-And one to make up the 96. There we go, David. I'm glad you had a good time. Good luck.
Now we're heading off to a Kentish castle. How grand can that be?
And it is Scotney Castle, near Tunbridge Wells.
Edward Hussey the Third grew up here in the early 1800s
when this space was a cold and damp 17th-century extension
to the crumbling medieval castle next door. But following his grandfather's death
and his father's death a year later, his widowed mother decided it was time to move on.
But in 1835,
Edward, now a wealthy squire, returned
and commissioned renowned Victorian architect Anthony Salvin to build him a new house
in the fashionable Jacobethan style.
Bang up to date with all the mod cons.
But not down here where it's all damp and unhealthy,
but up there. Just look at that.
Hussey was a man who knew what he wanted - a practical layout,
and so the staircase and hall were placed in a practical position.
And the main rooms were all designed to look out over the garden,
each window revealing stunning views down the valley to the old castle
sitting at the base of his picturesque masterpiece.
Here on the western entrance court,
Salvin, as you would expect, has faithfully recorded
the family's ancient armorial root, here in the carved stone above the front door.
But don't you love the use of the Jacobean vernacular?
This castellation that towers into the sky,
providing no real protection from invaders.
It's all there for the overall effect. And, of course,
if you were worried about the date of the building, there, carved in the tablet, is AD 1837.
And Salvin continues this Jacobean/Tudor theme
even on the far side of the entrance court.
What we've got here is a range of buildings that were used to accommodate the horses.
This is the stable block and the most spectacular and satisfactory element on this side
has to be the tower - look at the quality of the lead cupola at the top,
enclosing and protecting the various faces.
On this side we have a clock face
and next door to that is a wind direction indicating face.
So when you come out at the front door of the house, you can look and see whether the wind that day
is blowing from the cold north or from the balmy south.
And the whole thing is controlled at the top by the vane.
The big question today is is it going to be pointing towards profit for our teams at the auction?
Well, we've come about 40 minutes south of Detling to be at the Rye Auction Galleries with Kevin Wall.
-Very nice to see you.
-And a very nice drive down it was to your beautiful part of the world.
First up for Gillian and Sara is this little groupage. How do you rate them?
One is a plain base metal. We've catalogued it as silver plate, but it looks like a base metal.
The little French trinket box, we do see a lot of them. We've estimated it at £30-£40.
-That's fair enough. They paid £39.
-We should be OK.
Next up is the group of Lloyd Loom furniture. We've got this armchair and the circular table, too.
-It is dated underneath the chair, 1932, I believe.
-But it started life as a blue chair.
-Where it has been over-sprayed.
I do believe the table as well. With this in mind, we've estimated £30-£40.
Oh, Lord. £120 they paid.
-That's a disaster.
-That could be a little out of our depth.
-We'll hope for the best.
Now what about the enamelled sign?
There is an amazing market for enamel signs. It is proper enamelled on steel, isn't it?
It's very good quality, actually. There are a few little nibbles. Probably made in the 1950s.
-It is rather a large sign. We've estimated this, I think, at £70-£90.
-£95 they paid.
-We're not far away.
-We're not, are we?
The big factor for them is how this Lloyd Loom performs.
They may need their Bonus Buy so let's have a look at it.
-Now, girls, Bonus Buy.
-You're looking a bit kind of... well, expectant.
-Are you all right?
-Looking forward to this?
-£46 you gave the man.
-He is going to reveal the result of nearly 50 years of experience in this business!
Don't build it up, Tim. Here's the item - ding!
-Look at that!
-You'll be pleased to know it contains a base metal.
-Come on, girls. Have a look at this.
-A lovely bit of gilt brass.
-Get down and really appreciate this.
-It's made by Regency Line. It's solid brass.
-Gilded brass. Got a lovely weight. And it's got this lovely, smoky glass.
-£30 I spent.
-Is that all?
-And what do you think we'd get for this?
If you went into a London place and bought this,
you'd have to pay anywhere between £300 and £500 for it.
-These were sold in Harrods, in the best retailers of the day.
-It was a Birmingham, Leeds-based company.
And they produced fabulous stuff. This is fabulous occasional ware. It's really good stuff.
-What was the date?
-Thing Margo and Jerry, The Good Life.
-I was thinking that!
That just about says it all. Margo and Jerry.
You've painted a picture which has transformed this object from the mediocre to the stellar.
-It is lovely.
-Are you happy?
-He knows his stuff.
-Hang on to those thoughts because now we'll find out what the auctioneer thinks
about James's...coffee table.
-Well, Kevin, one of your favourites. A nice metal, circular coffee table.
-I have a little history with this.
-I believe this table passed through my hands two years ago.
-How much did you sell it for?
-I sold it for £30.
-That's exactly what James Braxton paid for it.
-It's not made a lot of money for the dealers!
It's a Regency Line one. A little bit of a smoked glass top.
When it came to the sale room, it was with some French furniture. That's why I recognised it.
-It should get around £30-£40.
-Interesting, isn't it?
-It's got some provenance with you!
-Let's hope it does better this time around.
-I hope so.
-That's the Reds.
Now for the Blues. Their first item is these intriguing bookends.
-They're good fun, these.
-They are. Whether they are wartime bomb damage or not, I don't know.
Last year we were notified that there were copies of these around in the market.
They do have lead seals on them. We've estimated them at £40-£60.
Brilliant. £19 is all they paid.
-Hopefully, we'll get a good profit.
-That was cheap enough, wasn't it?
Very good. Next is the Grenadier Guardsman's uniform, which is magnificent.
Yes, it's in very good condition. It's actually a drummer's tunic.
It's got its original labels. They're usually taken off.
We've put a low estimate of £35-£55 on it.
-We paid 130.
-That is quite a chunk, isn't it?
-Quite a chunk.
OK, well, moving on, what about the Brannam Pottery vase?
-Typical West Country.
Very nice piece of Brannam. Signed to the base. I do like this piece.
-I've estimated this at £80-£100.
-Brilliant. £55 is all they paid.
-I can see a good profit in that one.
So what they might lose on the tunic, they might make up with the Brannam ware. What fun!
In case it all goes pear-shaped, let's look at the Bonus Buy.
OK, lads, you know the form. This is the Bonus Buy moment, where our David Barby has been out
-and spent your £96. He's invested it for you.
-Go on, David.
-I didn't spend the lot.
I spent £60 on something which I think is quite exquisite.
I've called this a pug, but it's probably a mastiff head.
And this is a little box. It's a porcelain box and in here,
it's hinged, you might have put snuff, although the actual fitting is a little bit loose for that.
I think this could have been then for bonbons, confits, little tablets to make your breath sweet.
But isn't it absolutely charming?
-You know they say dogs look like their owners? If you had a dog, that's all I'll say!
I love it, don't you? Are you going to handle it, Tom?
-It's porcelain, is it?
-Yes. It's a bisque porcelain.
-I think probably French.
-Yes, and entirely undecorated, which is unusual.
And we're looking at, I would say, just after the Napoleonic period.
-David, how much do you reckon it would make?
-This is a collector's piece and I think quite rare. I'd like to see it do £80-£100.
-I do trust you...
-It's a one-off.
-I trust you. How much were they asking for it?
-OK. So you worked your charm quite well.
-I stared them out.
Chaps, you don't have to decide now. Decide after the sale of your first three items,
but for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of David's bonbon box.
-OK, Kevin, here's a little woofer for you.
We have seen some of these before. Quite popular. Nice little snuff box. The pewter looks English.
-What are all these little black spots?
-These are caused in the firing of the item.
It's very poor. This should be a lovely milky white.
Pure white, not spotted.
-There shouldn't be any spots at all. We've put £30-£50 on it.
-David will be disappointed. He paid £60.
-He really rates it. You never know with that.
-No, it is nice.
-And it would look nice on a lady's dressing table.
-Or a gentleman's.
Anyway, we shall find out very shortly. Thank you, Kevin.
-Now Gillian and Sara, how are you feeling?
-Are you nervous about anything?
-The table and chair.
-Table and chair? What about you, Gillian?
-I think the table and chair, actually.
-There is a big, dark hole here. You paid 120 for them.
-And his estimate is £30-£40 on a good day with the wind up its tail.
-Blowing up big time!
We need a gale up its tail. Anyway, first lot up is the combo lot of jewellery boxes.
Lot number 134 is the trinket box with gemstone-set lid
and a gilt and bevelled glass keepsake box with pictorial panel.
Interest here. I start it at 10.
-25. 35. 38 I am bid.
Have we all done here now? 40.
-He's got 40. You're in profit!
-45. 45 in the room.
Are we all done here now, then? At £45...
Boy, 45. That's good. Plus six. Perfect.
Lot number 135 is the Lloyd Loom lusty armchair, dated 1932.
-Lusty Lloyd Loom.
-And side table. Who's got £80 to start me, then?
-He hasn't got it.
Start me at 40, then. Dear, oh, dear.
-Dear, oh, dear.
20 I am bid. 20. 20. Do I see 2?
Here we go. 22. 25.
28. Got original labels.
- Original labels! - 30 here.
32. Do I see 35?
At £32, then. We're all done. At 32...
-That is £88.
-£88 down the proverbial.
Lot number 136 is the large pub sign. Cross Keys Inn.
In very good condition. Showing at the back and on your screen.
-Somebody start me at £80.
Put me in at 30, then. 30 I've got.
35. 38. 40. 2.
45. 48. 50.
- 5. I'm out at 55 here. - No! No!
Are we all done? I will sell then at 55.
55 is minus £40,
which means overall you are minus £122.
122 with a minus sign.
-That is not so pretty, is it?
-I would stick to the day job if I were you.
All right? Minus 122.
Now what are we going to do about the lovely coffee table?
You know you like it and want it. You've risked everything else.
-So are you going to do it?
-Go for it!
-Are you going to do it?
-Are you sure?
Lot number 139 is the gilt brass and glass coffee table
-with star-shaped stretcher by Regency Line.
-It doesn't get any better than this, really.
Somebody start me at £30 for it.
Good quality. Nice table. £30, start me somewhere.
I have sold these before.
What - for 10?!
£10, somebody? Come on. Got to have a £10 bid. £10.
The internet has woken up. 15.
At £15 on the internet, then.
Well, I'm sorry. That's minus another 15, which rounds it up nicely
to £137 with a minus sign in front of it.
-It could be a winning score.
-It could be.
-Sorry to pinch your line.
-Don't say a dicky bird to the Blues.
-This could be... Go on, say it.
-A winning score.
-Now, Tom and Sam, how are you feeling?
-We're quietly unconfident.
-You were so bullish earlier.
-Yes. Um... We're slightly fearful about the jacket.
We love it, but we're not sure it's going to rake in that many bids.
£130 you paid. The auctioneer's estimate is £35-£55.
-If all else fails, you've got the mastiff/pug's head confit pot to fall back on.
-What did he say about that?
-I can't tell you until they decide.
The first lot coming up are the Houses of Parliament bookends.
A pair of stone bookends with lead seals depicting the Houses of Parliament. I start the bidding here
at 10. 15. 20. 22 I'm bid.
At 22. 22. Do I see 25?
At 25. You've outrun me. 25 here.
Do I see 28? All done... 28.
- Thank you. - 30.
2. 35? At 32, seated in the middle.
-At 32. Are we all done, then?
I make that plus 13.
-Lucky number for you.
-Here we are, here we are.
Lot number 155 is the mid-20th century Grenadier Guard drummer's ceremonial tunic.
I will start the bidding straight in at 45. 50, I am bid.
-Only 70 to go(!)
-Do I see 55? ..55.
60. 5. 70. 5.
-I'm out, sir. It's in the room at 75.
-Come on, come on.
At £75. 80.
5. 90. 5.
At 95, 95. The internet is quiet here. At £95...
-Patriotism is dead.
That is minus £35.
That's £25...£22... You're minus £22.
Lot 156 is the circa 1905 CH Brannam vase. I start the bidding here at...
-15 I've got. Let's wake up.
At 15. 18. 20.
22. 25. 28.
30. 2. 35.
-38? 35 I am bid.
-This is going well(!)
I'm trying! At £35.
All done, then, at 35?
-Oh, dear. The biggest disappointment.
-You look like you'll trash the place!
-That is minus £20 on that. Minus 42.
There is no justice. Listen, boys, are you going to try to retrieve it?
-You've got this lovely confit box. £60 paid. What will you do?
-We don't want to be the best loser.
I think with that tie and jacket combo, we have to trust David.
Oh, dear, oh, dear. Bear in mind the vase did not make a profit.
-But we have belief in you still.
-We are going with the mastiff box.
Lot 159 is the 19th-century bisque porcelain pug dog snuff box.
Start the bidding at £28. 28.
Do I see 30 here? 30 on the 'net. 32 on the phone.
35. 38. 40, sir. 42.
-He'll hush up in a minute.
At £42. Are we all done?
Another tragedy. £42. That's minus 18.
-Don't worry, David.
-Only minus 18.
Which means 42...52... You are minus 60, all right?
-That is in the red, Blues.
-That's in the red.
-I'm afraid it is.
There's no justice. We've just got to be British about this.
-Take it on the chin. And minus 60 could be a winning score.
Well, well, well. Have you teams been chatting?
-Nobody's been communicating, not about the scores, anyway.
It's no secret to the teams that they're both in red territory.
Nobody's going home with any money, but one team, extraordinarily, managed to lose double
what the other team lost. They are well and truly the runners up
and they are...the Reds.
-Which is quite a whopping score of losses, I have to say.
Clearly our girls find this very amusing. That's what I love. You won't let it get you down.
-It's not going to stop you going out shopping.
-Gillian, have you had a lovely day?
-We've loved having you. Congratulations, James,
-for all your help and support. Magnificent.
-It just comes naturally.
But the winners today, the youngsters in Blue have won by only losing £60.
-Have you had a good time?
-You've done very well.
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?
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Bargain Hunt visits Detling Antiques Fair in Kent. Two animal experts run rings round expert James Braxton, while David Barby is led astray by a pair of cheeky law students. Tim Wonnacott heads to Scotney Castle in nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells.