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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.


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Hundreds of stalls, inside and out. Welcome to Kent! Let's go bargain hunting!

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Take two experts in animals and two law students.

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What have they got in common? They want to play Bargain Hunt!

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It's no joke! Just have a look at this lot.

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Can the Reds handle tricky bartering techniques?

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- Why don't we meet halfway? - I'll toss you.

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And can David Barby channel the students down the right course?

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-Might I ask what excites you, David?

-A piece of porcelain.

-Each to their own.

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Mm, OK. Time for me to be judge and jury.

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-Hello, everyone!

-Hello, Tim!

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Lovely to see you. Gillian, you are friends and relations?

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-Yes. My partner Mark is Sara's second cousin.

-That's quite distant!

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How did you realise you'd got this family relationship?

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Well, Mark's always talked about Sara, but we had a family party and that's when I first met her.

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Now you have a few passions in common.

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-That's right. Animals. We love our animals.

-Yes, we do.

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I've got a dog, a rescue dog, called Jim Bob.

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And I have four ex-battery rescue hens - Grace, Matilda, Ethel Mae and Gladys.

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-And do they give you eggs?

-Yes! Every day. They're brilliant.

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-Do you run after them?

-Yeah! Down the garden!

-# Lay a little egg for me! # I bet it's nuts!

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Oh, it's nuts, definitely.

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-Is it the same with you, Sara?

-I've got chickens and horses.

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I've got four ponies at home.

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-Do you ride them?

-I ride one and I drive another one.

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-Lovely.

-The other two are retired, old.

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Have you got a governess' cart?

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It's similar to. It's a two-wheeler.

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So what else have you got, then?

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Ferrets. I love my ferrets.

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Do they get used for chasing the bunny?

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-No, I don't work them.

-You just like to have them around.

-They're nice.

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-Besides these animals, do you collect anything else?

-I collect enamel boxes.

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-But sort of modern.

-How many of those have you got?

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-About 20 of them. They've got very expensive.

-That's the way of life.

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-Yeah, yeah.

-Are you two going to be any good as a team, then?

-Oh, yeah. Definitely.

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There might be a few disagreements, but we'll be good.

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-Got a plan?

-No. Well, I'm not telling you, anyway!

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You can tell me! I won't tell them!

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-Well, you know...

-Really coy!

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They are shockers, these two. Anyway, very, very, very good luck.

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-So, Tom, how did you two meet?

-Em, well...I turned up at Durham University,

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-still warm from my mother's embrace...

-Yes?

-Walked into a spartan room and was surrounded

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by rather interesting types, computer scientists.

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-They'd have beards.

-They did. And dubious personal hygiene.

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Really?! Does that go with computer sciences?

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-I wouldn't want to say, Tim.

-Quite.

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Anyway, you clean-shaven, fresh from home boy, submerged in this computer science environment, not happy?

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No, wasn't happy at all until Sam walked in and I thought he looked more normal than the others and...

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-You bonded up?

-I've been trying to get rid of him ever since.

-What do you read, Sam?

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Well, I did read geography and now we're both doing law.

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So you do the law conversion course, having graduated. Have you finished all that?

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-No, we've got another three months.

-Three months of hell...heaven!

-Yes.

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So you're at one of those schools?

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-BPP Law School. It's a lawyer factory.

-Yes. In London?

-It is.

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If you look very carefully, there's a Wonnacott wandering the corridors of power there this term.

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-Really?

-And it ain't me! Better looking than me, a bit taller, and no moustache.

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But shares my name. My first born, of whom I am very proud.

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-So why should this other team watch out with you lot about?

-Well, I think as students

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-we're quite good at buying things on the cheap, so we're looking forward to it.

-My gosh!

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Not only are they students, they also speak with silver tongue.

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They'll negotiate like nobody's business! Watch out, girls.

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Here's the £300. You know the rules.

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Your experts await and off you go! And very, very, very good luck!

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Plenty of confidence, but those boys need a guiding hand.

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Who'll be their mentor?

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Ah! They'll have the benefit of David Barby.

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The ladies will canter round the ring with James Braxton.

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-What are you looking for?

-I think maybe something a bit unusual.

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-Or maybe something for the garden.

-Good.

-It's nice and sunny.

-We're bathed in sunshine.

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I'm sure there will be lots of garden items here.

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Good. Well, let's press on.

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So will the Reds come up stinking of roses? Meanwhile, time for David to interrogate his team.

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Tom, what are you looking for?

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Em, well, preferably an undiscovered Rembrandt.

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We'll settle for a Monet. No, we're very easy. Very easy.

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-But what's your main interest?

-Personally, I like militaria.

-OK.

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Second World War period is great. Anything imperial would be lovely.

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-What about you, Sam?

-I'd go with militaria as well.

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-If we could pick up a steam engine, that'd be good.

-A steam engine?

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OK, right.

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Right... a Rembrandt and a steam engine. Barby's got his work cut out today.

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I love that doorstop.

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-You see that rope doorstop?

-Rope doorstop?

-Yes.

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-You could have that indoors or outside. I think that would be really good.

-Do you?!

-Yeah!

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-We don't know the price yet.

-No. Depending on the price.

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-How much is the rope doorstop?

-55.

-55.

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-It's quite expensive.

-For rope!

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Now is Dad's Army Barby marching his boys in the right direction?

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Right. This is full of militaria. Is there anything you want to take a look at and handle?

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-Sticks out like a sore thumb, the RAF one.

-I like that.

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-DEALER: Hand-carved in India.

-Oh, right.

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-85.

-It's wood, is it?

-What do you think?

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-Well, it's teak. It's a lot of money.

-Has it got any weight to it?

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There's no weight. It's carved wood.

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So that's an amateur one. Not an official cast bronze item.

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-Did you want steam engines?

-Yeah, potentially.

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OK. Let's have a look at this one.

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Oh, wowee. What's that going for?

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-It's 175.

-We'd have to negotiate down. What do you think, mate?

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I'm not a fan. I've not got a clue what it is.

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-It's a can.

-It's just a can!

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All right, leave that. It's a no.

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-That's quite nice.

-The lighthouse?

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-Do you like the lighthouse?

-I quite like the lighthouse.

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-How much on your lighthouse?

-140.

-140.

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-You see, it's a table lamp. That's not expensive.

-Quite heavy.

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-Is it?

-Mm, quite heavy.

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-That's a very unusual item.

-Yeah.

-Isn't it?

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It doesn't do a lot for me, I'm afraid!

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Sara obviously doesn't see it as an aid to shipping.

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Now David wants to show the boys some lumps of rubble.

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This is interesting.

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This stone came from the Houses of Parliament.

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I like the idea of those.

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This is post-Second World War, the bombing. These are fragments.

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I like this seal. This is probably from melted lead off the roof.

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-OK, if that's the case, that's cool.

-And practical.

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-Yeah, absolutely fits in most homes.

-OK, but I'm a little bit horrified at the price of £28.

-Oh, really?

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-Excuse me? You've got a price of £28.

-I'll do you one good price and that's it - £20.

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What a bargain.

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-Could you do 15?

-I've come down as low as I can. £20.

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-Let's get a buy under our belts.

-I'd like them at 18, I really would.

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-Just under the £20.

-Sorry.

-Could we split the difference at 19?

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-Go on.

-19.

-Excellent.

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That is brilliant of you. Thank you very much.

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OK, I suppose they bought bits of the building where laws were made.

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Well, it's a start anyway.

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-Now, Sara's an expert on little boxes, so she'll be in heaven here.

-Oh, look!

-Yes.

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They were very often made in Paris or Italy, these little fellows. Little jewellery boxes.

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What would you do for that? It's 45.

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- It's 65, isn't it? - No, 45.

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-Tried it on!

-Worth a try!

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< I'd do it for 35.

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-That's quite a pretty little bit, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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Have a look round. There may be something else that you quite like.

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-Oh, I see. A little vesta.

-For matches.

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-Do you know what that's made of?

-Sweet, isn't it?

-Lava jewellery.

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-That little box there.

-That's pretty.

-Silver-plated.

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People like boxes.

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-And the Blues seem to be going into battle.

-Militaria doesn't excite me.

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-Oh, right. Fair enough.

-I must be honest with you. I understand your interest.

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Might I ask what excites you, David?

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-A piece of porcelain.

-Each to their own.

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Now the girls are still agog over cute containers.

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-Definitely this one.

-That's very much your sort of box.

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-Yes, I really like this.

-And we're thinking this as well.

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-The two together, maybe?

-Yes, they're pretty. I think they'd both be in a cabinet.

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How much is that? £6?

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And we said 35 on that one. >

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-35 on that.

-Would you do that... for a bit less than that?

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You can have that one for 4 and that has to be 35. Under 40 for the two.

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-39.

-Oh, that's kind.

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-Yeah, I think we'll go for that. Brilliant.

-Thank you.

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So that's good. I think you've bought a nice first purchase.

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So both teams are up and running, but David and the boys seem to be lost. Is that the way in?

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Oh. No.

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Excellent. So we should just look from here?

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-Which one is it, then? Yeah, we're in!

-..Anything for you, sir.

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Thank goodness for a helpful stallholder. Now come on, lads.

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-I think it's very small, actually.

-Well, with these guns...

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I'm feeling rather dapper.

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-Your shoulders look big.

-Shall we do it up?

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Oh! Um...

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-I think that looks...

-Do you like it? Is it with the helmet?

-No, it's separate.

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-I thought we could get two for one. It's lovely.

-Really nice.

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-Missing a button or two.

-Is that a problem?

-Two missing. I think those could be replaced.

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-Snug!

-There you go.

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-Oh, what a shame. I love that.

-Can you tell us anything about this in terms of the regiments involved?

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It's the Grenadier Guards. 1970s. >

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-It's 150.

-Is that the very best?

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-130. There is profit in there.

-Could we have a guarantee with it?

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A guarantee? I'll write one out. >

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-Good. OK.

-Yeah, well, go on.

-Do you like that?

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-It's a nice thing, isn't it?

-We need to get something, as well.

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-Yeah, time's against us.

-We'll have that, thank you.

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-And we've got the buttons.

-Oh!

-He's got the buttons!

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Oh(!) So the Blues have got their second item all buttoned up.

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I hope the girls aren't being left behind. Back to their original idea,

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-Sara's spotted some rather stylish furniture.

-A lovely table.

-That's nice.

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-Sort of '30s, '40s.

-You could have that in a conservatory. And there's the other one there.

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That's a nice one. Look at the underside. If you turn it over...

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-Extremely good condition.

-Yeah.

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Interesting. It says June, '32. So it's 1932.

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-Right.

-So it's quite an old fellow now. It gets a good service medal, that one.

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- Are these genuine Lloyd Loom? - Yes.

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-And how much is the table?

-The table is £75.

-OK. And what about the chair?

-It's 65.

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And what would you do on both?

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That chair and that table...130. >

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-Yeah.

-OK.

-Quite a nice set.

-It is.

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- That would be nice in the garden. - And they've all got their original brass feet, which is unusual.

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-Which is helpful, isn't it?

-Is that the best you can do?

-If you push me, 120.

-120?

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-What do you reckon, Gill?

-The table is lovely.

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-Yeah, I think the two.

-The two?

-Yeah.

-120?

-Yeah.

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-120.

-Yes, thank you. Money, money, money!

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-Get it out, quick!

-They've been dying to shake somebody's hand.

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Both teams now have two items and there are still 23 minutes to go.

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We should get back in touch with our feminine side. So far we've bought bookends and an army jacket.

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-What do you mean by your feminine side?

-Something neat and nice?

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-We've still got 150 quid.

-Something your mum would love.

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Right, there's jewellery here.

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-Sam's looked at these chandeliers.

-I like the idea of those.

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-What about the lemonade jug?

-That's quite nice. It's reasonably nice.

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If you wanted a lemonade jug, would you spend 70 quid on that? No.

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So the boys are getting a bit girlie? I'm not sure that'll help.

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-But the girls, of course, are heading for the pub?

-Where is that?

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There's thousands of Cross Keys Inns. That would look sensational in the kitchen, wouldn't it?

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-Yeah, it would. Do signs sell quite well?

-Yeah, funnily enough,

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I was approached last week by a chap saying he wanted on the list for advertising ware.

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-How much?

-That's 120. >

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-Pick it up.

-Feel the weight.

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-Sorry. That's heavy.

-And not bad condition.

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You've got a chip there and a chip near you.

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-But none of this is.

-No.

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-Lovely.

-What's the very best on it?

-100.

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- Would you do that for 90? - I'm sorry, I wouldn't.

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I'd definitely do it for £100.

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What about...

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..95?

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- Why don't we meet halfway? - I'll toss you - 95 or 100.

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- Are you a gambling woman? - I'm not a gambler.

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- Oh, go on! It's a sunny day. - Go on. We'll go for 95.

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-Deal! Deal.

-That's very kind. Thanks a lot.

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Thank you.

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-Cheers! The girls are home and dry in less than three-quarters of an hour.

-Well done, you two.

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They were slow starters, but as soon as they got the first purchase they were away.

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But David's got some persuading to do with the boys.

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-Do you like that?

-What is it?

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-This is art pottery.

-OK.

-This was made in Barnstaple. It's Brannam ware.

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There's the name of the actual manufacturer. CH Brannam.

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This is for flowers, tulips, things like that.

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-I saw £120 on the bottom and it sent chills up my spine.

-Why's that?

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-Is that £120 worth of pottery?

-Art pottery.

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-People pay a lot for art pottery.

-OK, this is your... this is your real...?

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It's something I like. Neither of you are keen on it. Just continue.

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-No, no, no...

-Sam thinks it's OK.

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-Yeah, I do.

-That is signed. >

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-Hello.

-What's the price on this piece?

-I can do 70.

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-Is that the very best you can do?

-Oh, come on, David!

-Please...

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Look at his face! Bless him.

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Is that the very best?

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65. That's me... 60. That's your bottom dollar.

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-Could you do it for 50, please?

-55.

-At 55 I think it stands just a chance.

-Just a chance?

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- It could make more. - Believe, believe.

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-How long do we have left?

-5 minutes remaining.

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-We've got five minutes left.

-I'm stepping out of this one.

-Coward! Coward!

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-OK? To be honest, mate...

-I think... 55 quid, yeah. We'll do that.

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-Shall we go?

-Yes.

-55.

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-Madam... Thank you very much.

-That's OK.

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And they're done. One last great deal has got them jumping for joy.

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Now that's enough of that, thank you.

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Right. Time's up. The money's all spent. Let's check out what the Red team bought.

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The girls used their animal instincts to pair up two sweet little boxes for £39.

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They put together a table and chair at £120.

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And lifted an enamel pub sign for 95.

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So, you 42-minute wonders... Very good, wasn't it?

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-Very good.

-I gather we have to hire a van to take your items? Is that right?

-Yes, definitely.

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-We're known for buying large items.

-Which is your favourite piece?

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Oh, I don't know. The sign I like, but I like the table and chair.

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-What about you, Sara?

-Lloyd Loom.

-Will that bring the biggest profit?

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-I think so.

-Yeah.

-You reckon?

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-How much did you spend overall?

-254.

-Does that mean I have £46 of leftover lolly?

-Yes.

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-Who's got it?

-I've got it.

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-Look, all nice and tight and hot.

-Yeah.

-Good, perfect.

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Red hot, actually. Going straight across, James.

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-That's a nice little sum to spend. What will you buy?

-Something large and shiny!

-Yeah, I think so!

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Why not try small and shiny? Anyway, good luck with that.

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Now why don't we remind ourselves what the Blue team bought, eh?

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The boys have nabbed bookends of stone from the Palace of Westminster for only £19.

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A guard's tunic bought their attention at £130

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and a pretty Brannam pot came in at £55.

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I think we've done quite well. I'm very pleased.

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Ah, hello! A happy tribe. How lovely.

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-Have you had a good time?

-Brilliant.

-Which is your favourite piece?

-The jacket.

-Jacket, yeah.

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-You agree with that?

-Yeah.

-Is it going to bring the biggest profit?

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We'll get a hammering on that, but it's a bit of fun.

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-Which piece will make your biggest profit, then?

-David thinks the vase.

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-We think the bookends.

-How much did you spend?

-We spent 204 all round.

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-So please may I have £96?

-You may indeed.

-There we go.

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-Right.

-And one to make up the 96. There we go, David. I'm glad you had a good time. Good luck.

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Now we're heading off to a Kentish castle. How grand can that be?

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And it is Scotney Castle, near Tunbridge Wells.

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Edward Hussey the Third grew up here in the early 1800s

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when this space was a cold and damp 17th-century extension

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to the crumbling medieval castle next door. But following his grandfather's death

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and his father's death a year later, his widowed mother decided it was time to move on.

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But in 1835,

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Edward, now a wealthy squire, returned

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and commissioned renowned Victorian architect Anthony Salvin to build him a new house

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in the fashionable Jacobethan style.

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Bang up to date with all the mod cons.

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But not down here where it's all damp and unhealthy,

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but up there. Just look at that.

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Hussey was a man who knew what he wanted - a practical layout,

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and so the staircase and hall were placed in a practical position.

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And the main rooms were all designed to look out over the garden,

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each window revealing stunning views down the valley to the old castle

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sitting at the base of his picturesque masterpiece.

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Here on the western entrance court,

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Salvin, as you would expect, has faithfully recorded

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the family's ancient armorial root, here in the carved stone above the front door.

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But don't you love the use of the Jacobean vernacular?

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This castellation that towers into the sky,

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providing no real protection from invaders.

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It's all there for the overall effect. And, of course,

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if you were worried about the date of the building, there, carved in the tablet, is AD 1837.

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And Salvin continues this Jacobean/Tudor theme

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even on the far side of the entrance court.

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What we've got here is a range of buildings that were used to accommodate the horses.

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This is the stable block and the most spectacular and satisfactory element on this side

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has to be the tower - look at the quality of the lead cupola at the top,

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enclosing and protecting the various faces.

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On this side we have a clock face

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and next door to that is a wind direction indicating face.

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So when you come out at the front door of the house, you can look and see whether the wind that day

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is blowing from the cold north or from the balmy south.

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And the whole thing is controlled at the top by the vane.

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The big question today is is it going to be pointing towards profit for our teams at the auction?

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Well, we've come about 40 minutes south of Detling to be at the Rye Auction Galleries with Kevin Wall.

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-Morning, Tim.

-Very nice to see you.

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-And a very nice drive down it was to your beautiful part of the world.

-Thank you.

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First up for Gillian and Sara is this little groupage. How do you rate them?

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One is a plain base metal. We've catalogued it as silver plate, but it looks like a base metal.

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The little French trinket box, we do see a lot of them. We've estimated it at £30-£40.

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-That's fair enough. They paid £39.

-We should be OK.

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Next up is the group of Lloyd Loom furniture. We've got this armchair and the circular table, too.

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-It is dated underneath the chair, 1932, I believe.

-Yes.

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-But it started life as a blue chair.

-Oh, yes.

-Where it has been over-sprayed.

-Yeah.

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I do believe the table as well. With this in mind, we've estimated £30-£40.

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Oh, Lord. £120 they paid.

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-Oh, dear.

-That's a disaster.

-That could be a little out of our depth.

-We'll hope for the best.

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Now what about the enamelled sign?

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There is an amazing market for enamel signs. It is proper enamelled on steel, isn't it?

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It's very good quality, actually. There are a few little nibbles. Probably made in the 1950s.

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-It is rather a large sign. We've estimated this, I think, at £70-£90.

-Fair enough.

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-£95 they paid.

-We're not far away.

-We're not, are we?

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The big factor for them is how this Lloyd Loom performs.

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They may need their Bonus Buy so let's have a look at it.

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-Now, girls, Bonus Buy.

-Yeah.

-You're looking a bit kind of... well, expectant.

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-Are you all right?

-Yes.

-Looking forward to this?

-Yes.

-£46 you gave the man.

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-He is going to reveal the result of nearly 50 years of experience in this business!

-Don't!

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Don't build it up, Tim. Here's the item - ding!

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-Look at that!

-You'll be pleased to know it contains a base metal.

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-Come on, girls. Have a look at this.

-A lovely bit of gilt brass.

-Get down and really appreciate this.

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-It's made by Regency Line. It's solid brass.

-Solid brass.

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-Gilded brass. Got a lovely weight. And it's got this lovely, smoky glass.

-Yeah.

-£30 I spent.

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-Is that all?

-Yeah.

-And what do you think we'd get for this?

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If you went into a London place and bought this,

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you'd have to pay anywhere between £300 and £500 for it.

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-No!

-These were sold in Harrods, in the best retailers of the day.

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-Yes?

-It was a Birmingham, Leeds-based company.

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And they produced fabulous stuff. This is fabulous occasional ware. It's really good stuff.

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-What was the date?

-Probably '70s.

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-Thing Margo and Jerry, The Good Life.

-I was thinking that!

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That just about says it all. Margo and Jerry.

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You've painted a picture which has transformed this object from the mediocre to the stellar.

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-It is lovely.

-Are you happy?

-He knows his stuff.

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-High hopes!

-Hang on to those thoughts because now we'll find out what the auctioneer thinks

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about James's...coffee table.

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-Well, Kevin, one of your favourites. A nice metal, circular coffee table.

-Yes...

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-I have a little history with this.

-Do you?

-I believe this table passed through my hands two years ago.

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-How much did you sell it for?

-I sold it for £30.

-Did you?

-Yes.

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-That's exactly what James Braxton paid for it.

-It's not made a lot of money for the dealers!

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Yeah.

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It's a Regency Line one. A little bit of a smoked glass top.

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When it came to the sale room, it was with some French furniture. That's why I recognised it.

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-It should get around £30-£40.

-Interesting, isn't it?

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-It's got some provenance with you!

-With me.

-How interesting.

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-Let's hope it does better this time around.

-I hope so.

-That's the Reds.

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Now for the Blues. Their first item is these intriguing bookends.

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-They're good fun, these.

-They are. Whether they are wartime bomb damage or not, I don't know.

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Last year we were notified that there were copies of these around in the market.

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They do have lead seals on them. We've estimated them at £40-£60.

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Brilliant. £19 is all they paid.

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-Hopefully, we'll get a good profit.

-That was cheap enough, wasn't it?

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Very good. Next is the Grenadier Guardsman's uniform, which is magnificent.

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Yes, it's in very good condition. It's actually a drummer's tunic.

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It's got its original labels. They're usually taken off.

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We've put a low estimate of £35-£55 on it.

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-We paid 130.

-Oh, dear.

-That is quite a chunk, isn't it?

-Quite a chunk.

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OK, well, moving on, what about the Brannam Pottery vase?

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-Typical West Country.

-Yes.

0:30:140:30:16

Very nice piece of Brannam. Signed to the base. I do like this piece.

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-I've estimated this at £80-£100.

-Brilliant. £55 is all they paid.

-I can see a good profit in that one.

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So what they might lose on the tunic, they might make up with the Brannam ware. What fun!

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In case it all goes pear-shaped, let's look at the Bonus Buy.

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OK, lads, you know the form. This is the Bonus Buy moment, where our David Barby has been out

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-and spent your £96. He's invested it for you.

-Go on, David.

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-I didn't spend the lot.

-THEY SNIGGER

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I spent £60 on something which I think is quite exquisite.

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I've called this a pug, but it's probably a mastiff head.

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And this is a little box. It's a porcelain box and in here,

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it's hinged, you might have put snuff, although the actual fitting is a little bit loose for that.

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I think this could have been then for bonbons, confits, little tablets to make your breath sweet.

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But isn't it absolutely charming?

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-You know they say dogs look like their owners? If you had a dog, that's all I'll say!

-Arf!

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I love it, don't you? Are you going to handle it, Tom?

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-It's porcelain, is it?

-Yes. It's a bisque porcelain.

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-I think probably French.

-Yes, and entirely undecorated, which is unusual.

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And we're looking at, I would say, just after the Napoleonic period.

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-OK.

-David, how much do you reckon it would make?

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-This is a collector's piece and I think quite rare. I'd like to see it do £80-£100.

-It's individual.

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-I do trust you...

-It's a one-off.

-I trust you. How much were they asking for it?

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-About 95.

-OK. So you worked your charm quite well.

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-I stared them out.

-Yes.

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Chaps, you don't have to decide now. Decide after the sale of your first three items,

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but for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of David's bonbon box.

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-OK, Kevin, here's a little woofer for you.

-Lovely.

-So-called pug.

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We have seen some of these before. Quite popular. Nice little snuff box. The pewter looks English.

0:32:310:32:38

-What are all these little black spots?

-These are caused in the firing of the item.

0:32:380:32:44

It's very poor. This should be a lovely milky white.

0:32:440:32:47

Pure white, not spotted.

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-There shouldn't be any spots at all. We've put £30-£50 on it.

-David will be disappointed. He paid £60.

0:32:500:32:57

-He really rates it. You never know with that.

-No, it is nice.

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-And it would look nice on a lady's dressing table.

-Or a gentleman's.

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Anyway, we shall find out very shortly. Thank you, Kevin.

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-Now Gillian and Sara, how are you feeling?

-Can't wait!

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-Are you nervous about anything?

-The table and chair.

-Table and chair? What about you, Gillian?

0:33:220:33:29

-I think the table and chair, actually.

-There is a big, dark hole here. You paid 120 for them.

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-And his estimate is £30-£40 on a good day with the wind up its tail.

-Blowing up big time!

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We need a gale up its tail. Anyway, first lot up is the combo lot of jewellery boxes.

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Lot number 134 is the trinket box with gemstone-set lid

0:33:510:33:55

and a gilt and bevelled glass keepsake box with pictorial panel.

0:33:550:33:59

Interest here. I start it at 10.

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-25. 35. 38 I am bid.

-Hey, 38.

-At 38.

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Have we all done here now? 40.

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-He's got 40. You're in profit!

-45. 45 in the room.

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Are we all done here now, then? At £45...

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Boy, 45. That's good. Plus six. Perfect.

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Lot number 135 is the Lloyd Loom lusty armchair, dated 1932.

0:34:240:34:29

-Lusty Lloyd Loom.

-And side table. Who's got £80 to start me, then?

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-How much?

-80.

-He hasn't got it.

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Start me at 40, then. Dear, oh, dear.

0:34:360:34:40

-20, then.

-Dear, oh, dear.

0:34:400:34:42

20 I am bid. 20. 20. Do I see 2?

0:34:430:34:46

Here we go. 22. 25.

0:34:460:34:49

28. Got original labels.

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- Original labels! - 30 here.

0:34:510:34:54

32. Do I see 35?

0:34:540:34:56

At £32, then. We're all done. At 32...

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-That is £88.

-A disaster.

-£88 down the proverbial.

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£88!

0:35:070:35:08

Lot number 136 is the large pub sign. Cross Keys Inn.

0:35:100:35:14

In very good condition. Showing at the back and on your screen.

0:35:140:35:18

-Somebody start me at £80.

-Oh, yes.

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Put me in at 30, then. 30 I've got.

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35. 38. 40. 2.

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45. 48. 50.

0:35:270:35:29

- 5. I'm out at 55 here. - No! No!

0:35:290:35:33

Are we all done? I will sell then at 55.

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55 is minus £40,

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which means overall you are minus £122.

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122 with a minus sign.

0:35:440:35:46

-That is not so pretty, is it?

-No!

-I would stick to the day job if I were you.

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All right? Minus 122.

0:35:520:35:55

Now what are we going to do about the lovely coffee table?

0:35:550:35:59

You know you like it and want it. You've risked everything else.

0:35:590:36:03

-So are you going to do it?

-Go for it!

-Are you going to do it?

-Definitely.

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

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Lot number 139 is the gilt brass and glass coffee table

0:36:110:36:15

-with star-shaped stretcher by Regency Line.

-Yes.

-It doesn't get any better than this, really.

0:36:150:36:22

Somebody start me at £30 for it.

0:36:220:36:25

Good quality. Nice table. £30, start me somewhere.

0:36:250:36:29

I have sold these before.

0:36:300:36:32

What - for 10?!

0:36:320:36:35

£10, somebody? Come on. Got to have a £10 bid. £10.

0:36:350:36:40

The internet has woken up. 15.

0:36:400:36:43

At £15 on the internet, then.

0:36:430:36:46

At £15...

0:36:460:36:48

Well, I'm sorry. That's minus another 15, which rounds it up nicely

0:36:480:36:54

to £137 with a minus sign in front of it.

0:36:540:36:58

-It could be a winning score.

-It could be.

0:36:580:37:02

-Sorry to pinch your line.

-Don't say a dicky bird to the Blues.

0:37:020:37:07

-This could be... Go on, say it.

-A winning score.

0:37:070:37:12

-Now, Tom and Sam, how are you feeling?

-We're quietly unconfident.

0:37:200:37:25

-Yes.

-Unconfident?

-Anxious.

-You were so bullish earlier.

0:37:250:37:29

-Yes. Um... We're slightly fearful about the jacket.

-Are you?

-Yes.

0:37:290:37:34

We love it, but we're not sure it's going to rake in that many bids.

0:37:340:37:39

£130 you paid. The auctioneer's estimate is £35-£55.

0:37:390:37:44

-If all else fails, you've got the mastiff/pug's head confit pot to fall back on.

-Yes.

0:37:440:37:50

-What did he say about that?

-I can't tell you until they decide.

-Right.

0:37:500:37:55

The first lot coming up are the Houses of Parliament bookends.

0:37:550:38:00

A pair of stone bookends with lead seals depicting the Houses of Parliament. I start the bidding here

0:38:000:38:07

at 10. 15. 20. 22 I'm bid.

0:38:070:38:10

At 22. 22. Do I see 25?

0:38:100:38:13

At 25. You've outrun me. 25 here.

0:38:130:38:16

Do I see 28? All done... 28.

0:38:160:38:19

- Thank you. - 30.

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2. 35? At 32, seated in the middle.

0:38:210:38:26

-More!

-At 32. Are we all done, then?

0:38:260:38:28

At £32...

0:38:280:38:31

I make that plus 13.

0:38:310:38:33

-Lucky number for you.

-Here we are, here we are.

0:38:330:38:37

Lot number 155 is the mid-20th century Grenadier Guard drummer's ceremonial tunic.

0:38:370:38:44

I will start the bidding straight in at 45. 50, I am bid.

0:38:440:38:49

-At £50.

-Only 70 to go(!)

-Do I see 55? ..55.

0:38:490:38:54

60. 5. 70. 5.

0:38:540:38:57

-I'm out, sir. It's in the room at 75.

-Come on, come on.

-Come on.

0:38:570:39:02

At £75. 80.

0:39:020:39:04

5. 90. 5.

0:39:040:39:08

-Keep going!

-Yes.

0:39:080:39:10

At 95, 95. The internet is quiet here. At £95...

0:39:100:39:16

-£95.

-Patriotism is dead.

0:39:160:39:19

That is minus £35.

0:39:190:39:21

That's £25...£22... You're minus £22.

0:39:210:39:26

Lot 156 is the circa 1905 CH Brannam vase. I start the bidding here at...

0:39:260:39:32

£15.

0:39:320:39:33

-Oh!

-15 I've got. Let's wake up.

0:39:330:39:36

At 15. 18. 20.

0:39:360:39:39

22. 25. 28.

0:39:390:39:41

30. 2. 35.

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-38? 35 I am bid.

-No!

-At 35.

-This is going well(!)

0:39:430:39:48

I'm trying! At £35.

0:39:480:39:51

All done, then, at 35?

0:39:510:39:55

-Oh, dear. The biggest disappointment.

-You look like you'll trash the place!

0:39:550:40:01

-Minus £22.

-That's terrible.

-That is minus £20 on that. Minus 42.

0:40:010:40:05

There is no justice. Listen, boys, are you going to try to retrieve it?

0:40:050:40:11

-You've got this lovely confit box. £60 paid. What will you do?

-We don't want to be the best loser.

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I think with that tie and jacket combo, we have to trust David.

0:40:170:40:21

Oh, dear, oh, dear. Bear in mind the vase did not make a profit.

0:40:210:40:26

-But we have belief in you still.

-We are going with the mastiff box.

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Lot 159 is the 19th-century bisque porcelain pug dog snuff box.

0:40:300:40:35

Start the bidding at £28. 28.

0:40:350:40:38

Do I see 30 here? 30 on the 'net. 32 on the phone.

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35. 38. 40, sir. 42.

0:40:420:40:45

-Come on!

-He'll hush up in a minute.

0:40:450:40:49

At £42. Are we all done?

0:40:490:40:52

At 42...

0:40:520:40:54

Another tragedy. £42. That's minus 18.

0:40:540:40:59

-Don't worry, David.

-Only minus 18.

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Which means 42...52... You are minus 60, all right?

0:41:020:41:06

-That is in the red, Blues.

-That's in the red.

-I'm afraid it is.

0:41:060:41:11

There's no justice. We've just got to be British about this.

0:41:110:41:15

-Take it on the chin. And minus 60 could be a winning score.

-Fingers crossed.

-Cross everything.

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Well, well, well. Have you teams been chatting?

0:41:310:41:35

-No.

-No.

-Nobody's been communicating, not about the scores, anyway.

0:41:350:41:39

It's no secret to the teams that they're both in red territory.

0:41:390:41:45

Nobody's going home with any money, but one team, extraordinarily, managed to lose double

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what the other team lost. They are well and truly the runners up

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and they are...the Reds.

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Minus £137.

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-Whey!

-Yes(!)

-Which is quite a whopping score of losses, I have to say.

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Clearly our girls find this very amusing. That's what I love. You won't let it get you down.

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-No.

-No, no.

-It's not going to stop you going out shopping.

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-Gillian, have you had a lovely day?

-Fantastic.

-Sara?

-Yes.

-We've loved having you. Congratulations, James,

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-for all your help and support. Magnificent.

-It just comes naturally.

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But the winners today, the youngsters in Blue have won by only losing £60.

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-Have you had a good time?

-Fantastic.

-You've done very well.

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-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?

-ALL: 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.