Shrewsbury 9 Bargain Hunt


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Shrewsbury 9

The hunt for profitable bargains rolls into the Norfolk Showground. Tim Wonnacott visits the Usher Gallery in Lincoln to look at paintings by Peter de Wint and LS Lowry.


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Oh! So many objects, so little time - so little sunshine! Let's go

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Today we're hunting bargains in the showground close to the historic

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city of Norwich. I just wonder what sort of history is going to be made

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here today. The reds are ladies with expensive tastes. Have a guess.

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Maybe 150. Oh, dear! My God, we were well out! Is that expensive as

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well? Yes. OK. If you two look at it it's bound to be. The blues

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can't make a decision. I think it's a possibility. Do you think it's a

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possibility? Yes, I think we ought to think a little while. We'll have

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a think about that one as well. Three minutes. But they are saved

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by the David Barby fan club. like David Barby and he deserves to

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win. Let's says �60. Thank you very much. Here are the rules again. We

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have two teams each with �300 to spend on three items which they

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take away and sell at auction. Hopefully to make a profit. Let's

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Serena and Jenny, how do you know each other? We are sisters.

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away! Yeah. Are you really? I'm the slightly older sister. Really? You

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can't tell that. One blonde and one brunette, that's brilliant. Mine's

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natural, yours isn't. Quite catty, too! You know each other because

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you are sisters. Yes. Did you have what is the usual sisterly

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relationship when you were younger? Sisterly love? No. Did you fight a

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lot? Absolutely. If there was something to fight about, we would

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do it. As petty as you like. What do you do for a living? I'm a

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finance assistant for a local high school. That's a nice job. It is.

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So you get great holidays. Absolutely, that's the best bit.

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That fits in perfectly. Do you have any children? I do, a daughter who

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is seven. Jenny, do you have nice, long summer holidays as well?

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currently not working I'm technically on maternity leave, so

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I can have as much holiday as I like. Congratulations. When did you

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have your baby? She's nearly nine months old now. So you'll be back

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to work soon? I run a company with my husband so I'm not planning on

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going back to full-time work. What experience have you got of

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antiques? Both Jenny and I had childhood hobbies of collecting

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animals. Jenny collected pigs. And I collected owls. Little china

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pigs? I had loads of them around my bedroom. I think we're going to get

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on terribly well today on Bargain Hunt. This is going to be an

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absolute hoot. Welcome to the show. We'll see how you get on in a

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minute. Now, the blues. Yvonne and Ricardo. How do you know each

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other? Richard is my brother-in-law. He is married to my eldest sister,

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Bernice. They've been married 27 years. That's how I know Richard.

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Do you see quite a lot of each other as a family? We do. I've got

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three sisters and we've all got husbands and two children each.

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Tell us about your animals. I've got three cats, a rabbit and guinea

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pig. Do they all get on? Yes. I get pigeons brought in quite regular.

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The cat, Henry, brings me pigeons and mice. I try and revive most of

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them and send them out into the wild. And I've had a rat. Do you

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give mouth-to-mouth? Try and revive that! What about animals in your

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life? We are full of animals. When I proposed to my wife, she accepted

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on one condition. That when we went on honeymoon we had to have the two

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new additions to the family. What, straight away? Straight away. We

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spent about 10 day in North Wales looking for Border collie pups.

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you were successful? Yes, we have had Border collies ever since.

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Amongst rabbits, guinea pigs, cockerels and hens. What relevance

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has any of this got to Bargain Hunt and antiques, do you know anything

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about it, Richard? I don't, no. I'm relying on Yvonne because she does

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a lot of car boot. You do the car boot, do you? Yes. What you like

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about it? I like the buying side of it and the buzz, if I get it cheap.

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I like a bargain. I have brought you a little present. Have you?

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Look at that. Darling, how sweet - look. It's a bow-tie. Well, I do

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admire your bow-ties. I thought that would be nice for you. This is

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just my colour scheme, too. Good. If I accept this gift, is it going

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to upset the reds because it's a blue bow-tie. I did notice you'd

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bought a blue bow-tie. There we are, that's really sweet. Thank you very

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much. Now the money moment. �300 apiece. You know the rules, your

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experts await. Off you go and very Each team is led by one of our

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select experts. Guide dog for the reds is David Harper. Are you

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raring to go? Absolutely. When those doors open you've got 60

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Dishing out the advice for the Well, you can start by browsing

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through everything in here. There's a lot to choose from. If there's

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anything there that's going to take your eye, let's have a look at it.

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Moorcroft is just absolutely... is a beautiful vase. Worth every

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penny. It's 600 quid but we are I like something like that. They

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are superb, but these are �300 to �400 a time. It looks like the reds

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have found something already. at that, that genuinely is a piece

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of art. Yes. Isn't it? And in the true sense of the word, because

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that is an absolute one-off. There may be hundreds of items similar to

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it but there will be nothing on planet earth that is exactly the

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same as that. It's a hand-made piece of glass, probably Murano. I

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never get sick of talking about Murano because it's such a good

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quality product. I like the colours. Yes. It's just beautiful,

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absolutely beautiful. I really like that. Do you? I do like that.

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it's modern. It is. It's something anybody could have in their house.

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It's probably 1960s, 1970s. Do you think it's that old? It probably

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could be. And it's not a lot of money. To be honest, I was

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surprised, I was expecting a bit more money. I'm sure they'd be

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happy to take a bit more off you. As a dealer, you'd be my dream

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client! In an auction I think that should make 30 quid all day long.

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It should do. So I think anything under that would stand a chance.

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How much is your best price on this? Ask her to be kind. Can you

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be kind to us, please? 28 any help? 25? Yeah, OK. Fantastic. Very good.

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They are good, aren't they? That's quick off the mark, reds. I didn't

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think we'd find anything le t alone in six minutes. To be honest, it

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doesn't take us very long and money. Exactly, especially when it's not

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yours - it's the perfect money to spend! Come on, keep on doing a

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great job. Let's see if the blues are off to a good start.

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barometer. A nice piece of work there. �68, not bad. It's Art Deco

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Beswick. Quite clever, isn't it? It's worth a thought but we'll

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think about it. We need to come back, we've just started shopping.

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Good point, David, but don't get complacent. Poole Pottery, very

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collectible. This is an Hors d'Oeuvres set. You've got pickles

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there, yoghurt and chutney, pickled onions, gherkins. Yeah. It's quite

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nice. It is. What is so nice is it's on its original stand. Right.

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Each piece nice and sharp, no chips and the stamp mark there. It's

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called Saladin. So they are trying to emulate that Saladin glazes of

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the Chinese. That would be very Art Deco style. Do you like that?

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Just confer with Richard, your brother-in-law. He has said nothing.

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It's a possibility. Do you think it's a possibility? Yes. Well done,

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Richard - do speak up, man. They are asking �45 for it. I was

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thinking 20. 25. That still is a little bit much. 22? Can you go 22?

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Yes, I can. OK. We'll have that. Thank you very much. Well done,

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Those owls are really quirky. are absolutely gorgeous. Are they

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peppers, salt? Yes. Really? They are very sweet. I used to collect

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those. You did. Did you really? There you go. There is owl each.

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They are amazing. Have you seen the price? I did. I'm now crying inside.

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What is it? �300. I know. And they are worth �300, they really are.

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Don't forget you're on a budget, ladies. 150. He is lovely. I used

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to collect pigs. Did you? What would you put in there? Matches.

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Yes. A Vesta. Named after the old vesta matches. He is cute. Is he

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hallmarked? No, he's not. Because we can't categorically say it's

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silver it's a problem when we go to auction. So leave old piggy here,

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I'm afraid. It looks like this little piggy is not going to market

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either. The blues have got their eye on a pair of Doulton vases.

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They are late, 1910, 1920. Yes, they've got an early Royal Doulton

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but often they got Doulton Lambeth period. What I particularly like is

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the mottled effect glaze you have. It was very fashionable for that

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time. Then you have this trailed Tudor rose. I find them very cool.

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They've got taste, they are sophisticated. Like us - the blue

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team. They are blue, all blue. That's what attracted me. And

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they're both in nice condition. What do you think, Richard? I think

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they're in very nice condition. They are nice, aren't they? I think

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they've got 150. I could do 130. How about 100? 110. 110. I think we

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ought to pass wait for a little while and perhaps come back. Could

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you hold them just for a little while? Could you put them on

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reserve for 15 minutes, sir? Yes, I will put them on there but I won't

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sell them. Thank you very much. Come on, let's move. That's it,

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David, take control. Reds are still aiming high, too high. 365.

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gosh! Troika. Is that expensive as well? It will be. If you two look

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at it it's bound to be. What kind of money is it? 240. We are getting

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Have a guess. Maybe 150. 120. dear. We are well out! You and your

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expensive items. Serena and Jenny, you are not a cheap date either of

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you! Remember, you are up against the clock. Hello, what's this?

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you heard of Victory V? I haven't. You've never had a Victory V?

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You've never lived. Is it like a Fisherman's Friend? It is. Really

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powerful. But this is an advertising clock for Victory Vs. I

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would imagine if you're a shopkeeper in 1900... If you were

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flogging loads of Victory Vs you would get this for free and you'd

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put it in your shop. This container is issued for our world famous

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Victory V lozenges. The world's winter sweetmeats. Not a nice

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description. No. Do you like it? do, actually. I don't like it.

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don't like it? No. You've got a much better eye than me, as you

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proved already. It's got an alarm on it as well. That's it, the shop

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has now closed. And look at the decoration here. That is positively

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art-nouveau influenced. And when it was new it would have been very

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bright and vibrant. I'm sorry, Jen, but I do really like that. I just...

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It's something different. There are people that buy and collect

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advertising things. So you think that would be a good one? I think

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it's a potential if the price was right. What would the very best for

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us be? 65. Never mind that. I could do 55. Can we be cheeky and say 50?

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50. I'm happy. Take a chance. You don't make money in this business

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unless you take a chance. Happy? Yes. Thank you very much.

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Marvellous. So two in the old bag for the reds. She's proved she's

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got the better I then I have. you both got good eyes, genuinely.

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Well, we haven't. You've got good taste. Me, too, we are in the club

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here! Yeah, people with specs always spot the most interesting

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things. Look what I've found. Were you keen on playing with jigsaws

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when you were a kiddywink? Well I was, and what a great example this

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thing is. Look at that. I reckon this is a 400 to 500 piece jigsaw.

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Because it's been enclosed in a frame from the moment that it was

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made in 1937, it hasn't been played with. So you have none of that

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play-worn damage which you so often get on jigsaws. This thing has been

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perfectly frozen in time. Within its frame. And it's a lovely image,

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isn't it? This vessel, the Queen Mary, was one of the most iconic

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passenger vessels that ever floated. We see her travelling in 1937,

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which is about the time that the sister ship, Queen Elizabeth, was

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launched in Scotland. It is an enormous craft, some 80,000 tonnes.

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And, of course, for many years, nearly 50 years in fact, she was in

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service and provided excellent accommodation to many millions of

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passengers travelling back and forth across the Atlantic. What

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would it cost you, for a memory? �25. That's what I'd call a cheap

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David has found something but can he get the blues thrilled about it?

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I love it. Do you like that? Is it leaves? Yes, overlapping leaves.

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Very much in Arts and Crafts style. It's quite nice, what do you think?

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Japanese-style. Early 1900s. Can I have a look at the mark underneath?

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That's a registration mark there. England, made after 1891. I like it.

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But it depends whether you like it. What's the best price you've got on

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this? �65. I don't know, David, we'll have a think about that one

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Isn't that just so plain and so elegant? Early 19th century.

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Georgian. So late George III. About 1820. With that lovely shade

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description therefore the key. That thing has been loved and cared for

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and polished for generation after generation after generation. Just

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think of all the people that have come and gone. All their problems

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that they were living with, using this box are all gone and forgotten.

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When you are handling things like this you are getting a touch back

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into history and time. Time is something the blues don't have much

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of. This was made by the biggest manufacturer in Birmingham of brass

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bedsteads. What's the price of that? 45. Richard, it's your choice.

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Bedsteads indeed! Time to wake up, blues. We've got 27 minutes left.

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We bought one object, the Saladin green. You want the Doulton vases,

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you are interested in them. What else have we seen? We'd better get

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looking. There's plenty to look outside but both our teams have

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opted to stay inside in the dry. It's a perfume bottle. It is

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damaged, I know, but it is silver. It is circa 1900. You've got a nice,

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engine-turned style enamel top to it. How much would you pay for

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that? I'm scared to say now. Go on, you are very good. �100. 50.

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are closer. �2. �2! �2. Really? How could we lose on that? It is

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utterly bonkers. �2, it's going to make a tenner, isn't it? Someone is

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going to pay a tenner for it but it's not going to set the world on

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fire. So we can do a deal if you fancy it. We are going to put

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together a nice, cheeky, little auction lot. Victorian, engraved on

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the top. That's nice. That would have been part of a lady's dressing

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table set. Do you know what that is? No idea. It's a sugar caster.

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Is it? Do you know why they are called sugar caster? Dead simple.

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Because they cast the sugar. If it was only small... That's a nice

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thing. What have we got here? That is probably 1920s. A bit of

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something made during the Art Deco period. Can you see the shape of

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the elephant? Yeah, that's quite cool. This is a proper trade lot

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this. How are you feeling? smiling. I think we can be quite

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cheeky putting a group of stuff together as one item. Cheeky?

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I'd be up for that. That is not a silver, that is it talcum powder.

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There you go, you've got two, four, six sweet things. One is worthless.

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What would be the absolute death, guys? 70. Really? I'd love to get

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it a bit cheaper to give us a chance. 65. 62? 65. OK. You drive a

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hard bargain, don't you? We are here to make money like everyone.

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It's up to you. It's a quirky one. We want something different,

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unusual. There we go up. Brilliant. Job-lot. Proper antique dealers,

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these two. Marvellous. Thanks, guys, really good of you. Well done, reds,

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all done. But the blues have still got two to find. We have not got

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much time. You are telling me, David. It looks like they're going

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back for those vases to me. Did you say 100? I didn't. Would you?

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all right. Just for you. He's going to do them for 100 for me. What

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about 80? Cheeky! No. Can we shake on the vases? �100. Thank you very

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Still one more to go, though, blues. Moorcroft, 285. 195. Now we have

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I'll do 50, that's the best. It's too much probably. You are running

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out of time and panic is setting in. The pot, the green with the leaves,

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I prefer that than the other. are talking about this. You have

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got a minute to go back. Do you know where it is? And I'm going to

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see you run from here. Do you know We said 65, didn't we? Can you do

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55? Not really. Because I like David Barby so much and he deserves

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to win, let's say �60. �60? Yes, we'll take that. Thank you very

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much. At last, Blues, and in the nick of time. Let's remind

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ourselves of what the teams have bought. For �25, the red team

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bought this 1960s Murano bars. The clock and lozenge combo is a breath

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of fresh air at �50. And for �65, they put together a mixed lot of

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silver. You're alright, you've got some shelter inside, but outside it

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is pouring. Have you been outside? I have been outside. Desperately

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trying to find some bargains. How have you got on in here? We've done

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quite well in fact. How much did you spend? �140. I'll have your

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�160 of leftover lolly, please. Thank you. That's a nice watch.

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David Harper, "The Shark". Shark! I've been called much worse.

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What you going to do? Are you going to spend a lot? I will spend it on

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something big and meaty, I think. Yes. Good luck, David. Good luck,

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girls. Why don't we check out how the Blues are getting on, eh? For

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�22 they are hoping to dine out with this 1930s Poole Pottery

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supper tray. And they bought this pair of Doulton Art vases for �100.

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David is positively delighted with this bulrush jardiniere. I like it.

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How much did you spend all together? We spent �182. �182. I

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would like �118 of leftover lolly please. 118 is a nice amount to

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pass over to you. Gives you plenty of scope to go for something, what,

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glitzy? I have instructions that it has to be a cat. Got to be a cat?

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cat brooch, something like that? Let's not be catty about this. Good

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luck, David. Good luck, team. Meanwhile, we are heading off to

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the Usher Art Gallery in Lincoln The Usher Art Gallery in Lincoln

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holds a substantial collection of the fine and decorative arts. The

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principal collection was the gift of James Ward Usher, who died in

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1921. He also endowed the place with funds to build this splendid

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museum building. Since then, there have been substantial additions to

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the collection, including a number of paintings. Of significant

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importance to the Usher Art Gallery is the collection of works by Peter

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de Wint. During the 18th century, Britain was in the process of

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industrialisation and De Wint's paintings captured pre-industrial

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Lincolnshire in its most idyllic state. This is a very typical De

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Wint picture, in his favourite medium, watercolour. What we've got

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is a painting of Torksey Castle, which is about seven miles outside

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Lincoln and meandering across the front here is the River Trent. What

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De Wint loved was to use soft washes, emphasising a broad, open

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landscape. What I like about this picture is that it illustrates the

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river traffic. At this time, Britain is still transporting large

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numbers of commercial goods up-and- down our navigable rivers, but

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nowhere in this painting do you see anything that smacks of

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100 years later, things had changed dramatically. Britain's landscape

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was completely altered and industry This painting certainly does have

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industrial overtones. It is, of course, by the 20th century's

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brilliant British artist, Lawrence Stephen Lowry. And it shows a

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quintessential Lowryesque scene. Thousands of little stick figures

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walking busily on the far side of the river, as if they have just

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knocked off from the factory gates. And larger figures here in the

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foreground, some of them earnestly leaning forward in typical Lowryish

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style. There is a hint of industry here with the power-station chimney

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smoking and an intensely impasto and rather grimy white sky, a

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typical Lowry signature. And sitting moodily in the centre of

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the picture is Lincoln Cathedral Interestingly, this commission was

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placed by the then MP for Lincoln, one Geoffrey DeFreitas. In the mid-

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Fifties he records in his letter that he commissioned Lowry by

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approaching his gallery in London, the Le Feuvre Gallery, and they

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said that Lowry was likely to be vain about wearing his glasses and

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to watch out for him in case he fell over. Which he promptly did,

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in the House of Commons at the meeting he fell downstairs and as

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DeFreitas said, the meeting did not go well. The commission did go

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ahead and Lowry visited Lincoln and was shown around by the MP and they

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settled on this particular spot where the subject was to be painted.

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Lowry was determined to include the power station chimneys and

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DeFreitas was determined that Lowry should include the cathedral. So,

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the end painting, finished in 1959, satisfied all parties. It was

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acquired by the Usher Gallery Trust in 1990 for display here and there

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can be no more appropriate gallery Of course, the big question today

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is for our teams. At the auction, are they going to be equally

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industrious? We are off to Sworders sale room outside Stansted

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Mountfitchet to meet our auctioneer, John Black. Good morning, John.

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Great to be here. Serena and Jenny, their first item is this Murano

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glass vase. How do you rate that? think it's a lovely decorative vase.

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Good colouring. We've estimated it at �20 to �30. Good, because they

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paid 25 and therefore that is slap- bang in the middle and therefore

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they will be very pleased with John Black. They should be. The next

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item is the Victory V tin and lozenge box. Which I guess is quite

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an unusual item, isn't it? It is. It is odd to put lozenges in a tin

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with a clock. A good bit of advertising, from the twenties or

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thirties. It is in fairly rough condition and 50 to �80, it should

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do that. They paid 50, so they will be delighted if they get anything

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more than that, that would be great. Lastly, the mixed bag of some

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silver-topped bottles, not out of a set, and a pretty oddball lot.

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in brilliant condition. Most of them are silver topped, but two

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aren't. The enamel is lost on one of them as well. But 60 to �100, I

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think that is a fair price. �65 was paid. David Harper found them. He

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thought that the whole lot together would do better, and I think he is

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likely to be right. If he isn't, though, they are going to need

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their bonus buy, so let's go and have a look at it. Now, girls, you

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spend �140, right? Yes. And �160 you gave to David Harper. What did

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you spend �160 on, David? Probably something that they would never buy

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a in a million years. But, have a look at that. It is silver, it is a

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cigarette case, but it is the engraving that we need to look at

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very closely. OK. What does it say? We have got Karl Hames Preis, 1940,

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one year into the second world war. It is obviously German and this is

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his award, the Iron Cross, so it is sending shivers up the back of my

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spine because it has historical interest. A militaria collector

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would be fascinated by it. Okay. it going to make a profit? Well,

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how much you think I paid for it? Well, you had 160. I'm really

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hoping you didn't pay all of that. Maybe �80? Very good. 75. I think

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it has a chance. With the right buyers online, particularly, to

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make a profit. You guys don't pick it now, you pick it after the sale

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of your first three items, but let's see for the audience at home

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what the auctioneer thinks about the German box. So, John, how do

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you rate that? It's a pretty box. A little damage on it. But a nice

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inscription. We have not found anything about Karl Hames Preis.

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the intriguing mystery of who this man is, and why he got his Iron

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Cross remains a mystery. But there we are, these things are intensely

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collectible, aren't they? Is this sale listed on the internet? It is.

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So anyone interested in militaria from the German perspective can

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follow this all away. What you think it is worth? 40 to �60.

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will be disappointing for David Harper because he paid �75. Still,

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you never know. The teams might not go with it or it might, as they say,

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take off in the auction room. Now, that's it for the Reds. Now the

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Blues, Richard and Yvonne. Their first item, which I think is

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actually a very smart is the little Poole supper tray. It is a useful

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lot. A nice tray, nicely fitted. seems to be in pretty good nick.

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is. The condition is always important. Good condition, the

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trade stand is a little bit flaking, but all in all, 30 to �50. �22 paid,

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that should make a profit. Brilliant. Next is the Doulton art

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pottery. Any good? They're a nice slim and decorative pair. We've

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only put �40 to �60 on them. You're teasing them, John? They should

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make closer to 80 or �90. Good, because �100 was paid. Yvonne will

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be completely distraught if you only get 40 to �60 for them. But

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that's the way the cookie crumbles. What about the Bretby foliate

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jardiniere? Quite standard for Bretby. It is a nice colur, but it

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may have had a stand at one point. 40 to �60. �60 paid. David Barbie

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found that and rated it. There we go, depending on Bretby and Doulton,

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they may or may not need the bonus buy, but let's go and have a look

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at it anyway. Now, David, you have been in the wars. I have. What

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happened? I tripped over a paving slab and propelled myself towards

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the bench. Dear, oh dear. Are you OK? Fine, just a dull headache, but

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otherwise OK. And you're under repair. Sorry, what did you say?

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Well, you haven't lost your sense of humour, which is marvellous. If

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you can cast your mind back to before the fall, you had �118 to

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buy the leftover lolly object. What did you do? I fell to temptation.

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And I bought this. Together with 11 others, all representing the months

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of the year. These are 50s/60s, decorated and designed by a

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gentleman called Bjorn Wimblad. These are typical Scandinavian

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items. They were made to hang up on the wall. Now, just imagine the

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plain yellow surface of the 1950s and 60s, these would look very

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striking. I think they are very minimalistic as regard to design

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and I think they would look good in a house today. There are 12 of them,

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all mounted on one wall. Yes, how much did you pay, David? �70.

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the 12? Right. Good. How much do you think they would make at

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auction? I have seen them in antique shops round about �12 or

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�15 each, so I think there is a possibility of a good profit margin.

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So retailing, maybe 140 or 160 the 12 and you paid �70 the lot. OK,

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that is the information you need to hang on to, Yvonne and Richard, but

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now for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks

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about David's plaques. There are 12 of these. That is why they are

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called monthly plaques. How do you rate those, John? Rather

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disappointing. We have seen them quite a lot. I think they were mass

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produced. They were. They are rather fun images, but to be honest

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with you, we have only put 20 to �30 on it. Gosh, that is honest.

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For 12. Our Barby, the genius of the bonus buy, paid �70 for them.

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So if the team go with them, they are almost certain to make a loss

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on the bonus buy, aren't they? Are you taking the sale today? Yes.

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So, girls, are you excited? Nervous. Very nervous. Why are you so

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nervous? Because Jenny really didn't like the clock, and if that

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doesn't make some money, I'm in trouble. Well, it is a bit of a

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thing, isn't it? But actually, the auctioneer rather likes it and he's

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put 50 to �80 on it and if he's right, you'll make a profit, which

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is lovely. We are hopeful. Your first lot, coming up, is the Murano

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glass vase, and here it comes. 1960s, Murano art glass vase, we

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will start the bidding, low-start, at �10. Don't worry, don't worry.

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12, 15, 18. At �18. Are we all done? 20 now? Are we all done at

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18? �18, you are minus �7. We ain't The next lot is the rare

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advertising clock in the Chinese style and we will start the bidding

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here at �30. I am bid 30. Any advance? 40, 45, 50. 60. 65, 70. 75,

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�90 then, all done. That is what we like. Well done, girls! That is

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plus �40, straight up. Happy? are now. A quantity of silver-

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topped items and we have interest here. I can start the bidding here

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at �30. At 30 I am bid. 35, 40, 45, 50. 60, and �60, 65? 70. 75. 80, 85,

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90, 95. Get in there. 110. 120. 120, the lady has bid and I am selling.

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�120. Excellent. Fantastic. So, 30 and 20 is 50, so that is plus 55

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and it means overawe you are plus �88. 88 smackers up. How good is

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that? What you going to do about the cigarette case? Do you mind if

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we pass? No, I don't mind. Are you happy with that? You don't like it?

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No, sorry. No offence. Don't worry, I'm offended. You are definitely

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not going with the bonus buy. OK, we are going to sell it anyway.

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Here it comes. Lot 105 is the German World War period cigarette

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box. We have interest here and I can start the bidding at �60. 60

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I'm bid. Any advance? 70, 75, 80, 90, 95, 100, 110, 110 in the room.

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Any further interest? �110 and I will sell. 110. The smuggler.

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done. Well, that was 35. We never were very good at taking advice.

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Well done, David. Listen, you are actually up 88, and that is

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something to be proud of. Don't tell the Blues a thing. Keep quiet

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about that. Well done, girls. Do you know how the Reds got on?

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Not at all. You don't know how they did. Are you feeling a bit nervous,

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darling? Why? I don't know. It's just a game. I know. He's ever so

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calm. Nerves of steel. I know, I know. First lot up is the Poole

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supper tray, and here it comes. Lot 120, this very pretty 1930s Poole

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Pottery Party tray. We will start the bidding at �40. Some interest

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here. You have nearly doubled your money. Any advance at 40? I will

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take five. �40, I will sell on the maiden bid. �40 only. Doesn't

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matter. �40 is plus 18, a very nice start. A pair of delightful Doulton

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vases. There we are. We will start straight away at �40. Any advance

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on �40? 45, 50, 55, 60, 70,75, 80, at �80. One more! Are we all done?

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85 anywhere? �80, I will sell. was right, �80 was a bit rich, but

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nearly got there. That is minus 20, which means you are minus two. I

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can't bear the tension. The jardiniere. The low-start to tempt

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the bidders. �15 for it. 15 is bid, thank you. I can't believe this.

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22, 25. 28. 30. 32. 35. 38. 40. �40 here on the left. Come on! At �40,

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I will sell. Oh dear, �40 is minus �20 which means -�22. Are you going

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to risk it all or ring-fence your losses at �22? What is it to be?

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think we are going to ring fence. We are going to stick. You're not

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going with Wimblad? Definitely not. We are not doing it. She doesn't

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like them. Richard doesn't like them either. Well, if you don't

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like them, it is difficult. �70 would be quite a lot to invest.

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Here we go. 12 Bjorn Wimblad pottery roundels showing the 12

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months of the year. Shall we start at �20? 20. In the room at �20. 22.

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25, 28, 30, at �30. I am going to sell. Make no mistake, your last

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chance, at �30 only. Oh, David, that is a tragedy. I wanted those

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myself. Well, you cannot bid yourself. -40, you did not go with

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them. Overall losses of �22, but that might be a winning score, just

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You have been chatting to one another? No, well I'm afraid to say

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that the team that is behind today is just a little bruised. Minus �22,

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chaps. It started off so beautifully, didn't it? �18 up and

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I had full and high hopes from that moment on, but then unfortunately

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it went into decline. Just a slight one. Just a slight one. I don't

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want to dwell on that, and -�22 would normally on Bargain Hunt be a

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winning score, but today the Reds are unstoppable. They are going to

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go home with �88. That is a folding amount of money. Well done. Thank

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you very much. There is some of it and here is the �3 to make up the

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eight. So congratulations on that, and congratulations, of course, on

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getting your bonus buy, because if these girls had trusted their

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expert they would have another �35 to go home with and you would have

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had 123, but we're not going to rub that in. The secret is, always

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The hunt for profitable bargains rolls in to the Norfolk Showground where the red team, led by David Harper, find they have expensive tastes and the blues, led by David Barby, struggle to make a decision about what to buy to take to auction. Presenter Tim Wonnacott visits the Usher Gallery in Lincoln to look at paintings by Peter de Wint and LS Lowry.