Bargain Hunt visits the Shropshire and West Midlands Showground. Among the items bought for auction are a Wedgewood bowl and a magic lantern projector.
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Now, one antiques fair, two sets of contestants.
What is that catch-phrase?
Welcome to Shrewsbury, close to the border between England and Wales.
Our teams will each have £300 and an hour to shop for three items.
But will they be crossing the border between profit and loss?
Coming up, the reds barter hard.
-Any chance we could do 22?
-Yes, go on, then!
Oh, well done!
There's a difference of opinion in the blue camp!
-Do you seriously like that?
-That's quite sweet!
-She doesn't like it.
-I'm not struck.
-You can think about it.
We'll keep looking. Keep looking.
But will it all be worth it when the gavel goes down?
Let's meet the contestants.
Just look at these four lovely people who've joined me today.
Now, Alan and Heather, how long have you known each other?
We met when I was 14 and Alan was 16.
Gosh! That would be a year or two back!
Slightly! We've been married 48 years this year.
Have you really? Congratulations.
-You're retired now.
-What did you do when you were working?
A variety of jobs. I left school at 14.
I became a barrow boy on the fish dock.
A few months later, I was on deep-sea trawlers heading to Iceland.
Then you were a paratrooper.
I was a paratrooper and then I worked at the National Coal Board.
I worked at three collieries.
-Then I decided to change career and went to teacher training college.
-My gosh, you have been round the houses!
-I've been round the block a few times!
That's extraordinary as a career route.
-Have you got any tactics?
-To listen to the expert.
-That's interesting. We'll see what happens. Very good luck.
Now for the blues, lovely sisters Carrie and Shona.
Have you got any antique experience between you?
Yes, we have a bit. Our father collected antiques.
Every Saturday we had to go to auctions, round antique shops.
Are antiques your biggest love?
No, I think horses probably are my biggest love.
-How many do you have?
-I've got two horses and a pony.
So apart from saying giddy-up, what tactics have you got, you horsey girls?
Ooh, well, we've decided to go for items not above £100.
-Smaller items, we thought. Silver items.
-Don't like tribal.
-Nothing with fur. No stuffed owls.
Now, here we go. Here's £300. £300 apiece. You know the rules.
Your experts await. Off you go. By jingo, what fun we're going to have!
So, the hour's bargain hunting is about to begin.
Guarding our red team is Colin Young.
While David Harper patrols with the blues.
Let's see what we can find.
Right. Go for it!
With all these goodies, the teams will have a tough job today.
I like that silhouette because of the pig.
-The pig is gorgeous.
-The pig is nice, actually.
-What is it with pigs?
This is the most barmy bargain hunt ever!
Yes, barmy bargain hunting blue team comes to mind!
But will they bring home the bacon at the auction?
A carpet-beater. Or a husband-swiper!
A what? A husband-swiper?!
We hadn't better be buying those!
Hours of fun, but probably no profit!
Husband-beater? Let's hope Alan keeps in Heather's good books!
That's quite pretty and it looks complete.
-Rather bonny, that. Hand-painted.
-How old would you think it was?
-Would it have had a spoon?
-But it doesn't matter.
-Do you seriously like that?
-She doesn't like it.
-No, I'm not struck.
-But OK, I'll let you...
-You told me earlier you had similar tastes. This is not a good start!
-Oh, well, all right, then.
-You can think about it.
-OK. We'll keep looking.
I've a feeling today's bargain hunting won't be straightforward for the blue sisters!
But could some divine intervention help the reds?
A bible. These have had a bit of a resurgence lately.
They really have been selling badly for the last 20 to 30 years.
-But all of a sudden, we've been able to...
-It's not written in, that. Oh, it is, down there.
There's a lot of stuff in here. A lot of history with it. 1858.
Probably a little bit later.
-A little bit shabby around the edges, but we could see how much it is.
-How much is the bible?
-We've got 65 on it.
-But I will come down on it.
I think that'll be too rich for us. I think that's as good as it'll do in the sale. Thanks very much.
-OK. You're welcome.
-Thanks for letting us look.
Well, let's pray(!) that one of our teams finds a bargain soon.
-What do you think of that bronze?
-You don't like it?
-Why? Tell me why you don't like that bronze.
-Tribal. Don't like tribal.
-I don't like that at all.
-I love it.
-It's a Benin bronze made in Nigeria.
Every single bronze they make is individual and unique.
You might find two that look similar, but every one is different.
They've been making those bronzes for hundreds of years. And still today.
-Is that a modern one?
-It's probably 19th or early 20th century. But he looks much older.
You'll find original Benin bronzes in the British Museum, worth a fortune.
In the right setting... I'm not convincing you!
Yes, it's Nigerian.
Hey, what's all this laughing? This is serious.
This is bargain hunting!
I'll tell you a bit about them.
They're silver-plated rather than silver.
It's a classic reeded column.
The capitol, or top part, is what's known as Corinthian.
A scrolling top, floral decoration within it,
-A very popular model, that.
If you like it, there's a good chance somebody else will.
-Shall we see how much they want for it?
-It says 35 on the others.
-Priced on the other one, it's 35.
Do a bit of negotiating. See how well you do.
We really like these.
Just wondering what your best price would be?
Best price I can do for 25.
That's not bad, is it?
-They look classy, don't they?
The classy thing is a classy stallholder, a classy team,
but unfortunately your expert has no class!
Any chance we could do 22?
Yes, go on, then.
-He's got the touch, hasn't he?
-It's the smile!
-Thank you very much.
-You're welcome. You'll make a profit.
A profit predicted. We'll see!
Let's go and spend some more money.
Finally, the reds are on a roll.
-I do like that.
Yes. Lovely frame. Nice colour.
-Well, it's what she's worth.
I just want to see what that is.
That's a baby's teether.
-What's that like?
-This one here?
-Talk to me about that.
-Is that silver, do you think?
Oh, it's plated.
-And that will be...
-Bone or ivory.
-Ivory, I'd think.
-It's got to be 1930s. Do you think?
-Do you not like that?
-You don't like it? But Shona, you like it?
I like it because it's small and I know rattles are quite collectable.
-I'm prepared to go with it if you like it.
It's in quite good order and it's still got a good rattle.
I'm happy with that if it's what you like.
-There's a mark on the base. EPNS. You know what that stands for?
-Electro-plated nickel silver.
Oh, you're good. You're good!
-Have a word with him about price.
-You've got £38 on this.
-Could you come down a bit more?
-What's going on here?
This is terrible! Got trouble with your teeth?
-Any minute now, though!
-How much is it?
-It's £38 and we've got it down to 28.
Not bad going, Tim, is it?
Look at his baby face!
Oh, thank you!
I think that's really good.
-I think we'll have that.
-We'll have that, please.
-It's a decision, David. A decision!
But is it the right decision?
I hope the blues won't be throwing out all their toys at the auction!
Now, come and have a look at this strange find!
It is an extraordinary object, isn't it?
This is a very extraordinary and much-prized shell
called the coco de mer shell
that's sought after avidly by collectors of natural history specimens.
The coco de mer shell has a most interesting history.
They're shells from coconut trees that only exist on two islands in the world,
in the Seychelles.
Those islands weren't discovered by the Europeans until the 1760s.
Up to that moment in time,
these shells had fallen from the coco de mer tree in the Seychelles
into the water and been carried across the Indian Ocean
down as far as The Maldives and south-western India where they washed up on the beach.
And they were much prized by the locals.
Because of their attractive shape
and the mysterious way these shells appeared, as if by magic, from the sea,
visiting Western seamen in the 17th and 18th centuries
thought these shells had come from a mythical tree in the middle of the ocean
that spawned the attractive shell which floated off and was found later on the beach.
Suffice to say that these things are extremely sought-after.
The trees that they come from are now protected
and it is illegal to export these from the Seychelles
and as a result they have a considerable value here.
What would this one cost you?
Well, you could acquire it, if you were lucky, for £120.
What are they worth? Look up the value of the old ones on the internet
and you'll find that they go through dealers' hands
for as much as a couple of grand.
Talking of nuts,
let's catch up with our teams!
-I quite like the shape of that.
-I like the shape of that.
Ah, they agree on something! That's a very good sign!
It's actually made by Wedgwood. It's very unusual.
-It looks more like Royal Worcester.
-I agree with you.
What date is it, would you say?
I'm guessing here.
-No, England certainly not before 1892.
Because in 1891, '92, they started marking "England".
First World War, 1920s, they started marking "Made in England".
So that is very Worcester looking, circa 1900.
-Gilded. Got a number.
-I think it's nice.
-It's got a number on it.
What would be the absolute best, the trade price?
-Would we get that back?
You're really taking a chance. But don't you just love taking a chance?
Oh, it's very risky, David!
-We're living on the edge.
-Ooh! 50 quid!
-What about you?
-I mean, a fruit bowl.
I like it, but at £50, I don't know whether we'd make a lot of profit.
Well, can you tempt them any more?
-45, and that's...
£45. I'm prepared to go with that.
-Shall we do that?
-Shall we go with it?
-Yes, we will.
Nice to see the sisters agreeing!
That gives them buy number two.
Let's have a look at that.
Is she known? That's the thing, isn't it?
-I've never heard of her.
-Well, there you go.
That's not a negative. Many people say to me,
"Have you heard of Artist X?"
The answer is, there are 130,000 artists that go to auction every year.
I can remember a few, but not all of them.
So the reality is, it's not the finest quality, it's a good amateur.
There's not a lot going on, that's the negative.
But it's priced at 45.
You'd have thought somebody would spend that on it at auction, so...
It's not bad and it's not a bad price, actually.
The reality is I think that'll be top end of the estimate when it goes to auction.
How much you can negotiate on the price
is going to determine how much profit you're going to make.
-Do you want to have a chat to the stallholder?
-See what you can do.
We're wondering if there's any leeway on this. What would be your best price?
I don't agree with the expert. It's got quite a bit going for it!
Um, I would do it for 30.
- What about 25? - No, don't push your luck!
I've already come down far enough!
-Brilliant. Job done.
-Thank you very much. A pleasure.
So, £30 for the watercolour. But will it put the reds into the black at auction?
-Do you like that?
-Sell it to me!
OK. You've walked into my shop.
OK. So that is a mahogany sarcophagus-shaped box.
But what was it originally? BOTH: A tea caddy.
-Well done, you two. How old is it?
I'll give you a clue. The sarcophagus shape should date it.
-Does it matter that the inside... It would have been tin-lined.
-Of course. It would have had a bowl here and two tin...
-And a lock.
It's got the lock. It's missing its key.
But it's strung in satinwood. It's a proper antique. It's 45 quid and it's not expensive.
That's a bit decisive of you, David!
-Decisive? I would have bought it five minutes ago!
-I quite like that.
-I think it's a wise move.
As the vendor!
I like it. What would the best trade on this be?
I'll knock a tenner off. There's not much in it anyway. For 35 quid...
It's a wonderful antique.
-I like it. Do you want to run up and down?
-Run up and down for ten minutes.
-Can you keep it for ten minutes?
-I'll keep it aside.
-While we persuade her.
-We'll have a run up and down.
-I'll come back with broken arms!
-Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.
So maybe wisely, the blues decide to scout the market some more.
-That is something that's great. Do you like it?
-Anything you don't like about it?
210 is enough money. But there are two of them.
It's by the Royal Worcester factory.
You're looking about 1907, 1908, that period.
In a retail environment at £210, I think they are a good retail buy.
The problem is, when it goes to auction, we'd really struggle.
So it's great, it's Worcester, an early piece, a good design.
But we'll have to pass on this one.
-Isn't that pretty!
-Are we having a bowl-fest here?
She's having a bit of a china moment.
I like the pink lustre. It's very pretty.
And very Chinese, or Japanese. Oriental in its style.
Yes. Oh, she's back again! The best saleswoman in the tent!
-We were just admiring it, really.
-It's quite nice.
-That's a nice piece.
-Here's the second best salesman in the tent!
-Barmy, you are!
We'll think about that. Thank you very much. We'll think about the bowl.
Come on, teams! Time's running out.
Decisions need to be made.
-Colin, what do you think?
-Well, I like it.
-What is it?
-It's a magic lantern. Date-wise, early 20th century
more likely to be just late 19th century.
Good brass fittings. It's anodised. Tin plate.
It's got a few glass slides with it as well.
And the original tin box to go with it as well. A good portable example.
-What's the price on it?
I like it at 75. What about you?
-I'd like it at 65.
-I'd like it at 60!
Excellent. Can we do anything at 60?
-69. My favourite number.
Yours and mine, 69. Let's do the deal.
-Thank you very much.
That's it. The reds bag their final item.
-All the money spent.
-Time for a cup of tea.
And we can watch a film while we're spending the extra minutes! Brilliant!
You go and put your feet up, reds.
Meanwhile, it looks like the blues are back on for the tea caddy.
-We've come back, pal.
-Nice to see you.
-We want it.
-Best news all day.
-I was going to have it myself, anyway!
-It's your cup of tea. Cup of tea!
He's good. He's very good.
-I think you'll do all right on this.
-I hope so.
-Thank you very much.
-Always a pleasure. All the best.
Come on, then. We'll have some lunch, shall we?
-Come on, girls. Lead on.
We'll see later if profit from the auction will pay for the blues' nosh.
That's it. Shopping's over.
What did the red team pick out of all this booty?
First to catch the reds' eye was a pair of electroplated candlesticks.
For £30, will this watercolour deliver a splash at auction?
And finally, for £69, they bagged a 19th-century magic lantern.
Well, you two have clearly had a jolly good shop!
-What did you spend?
-We spent 121.
-So does that mean I want 179?
I'll have 179 off you. I'll have the lot.
That is a small fortune, Colin Young.
-Quite a responsibility, this bonus buy.
It is. I've got to spend plenty of money but not waste it.
Get something interesting. How much do you want me to spend?
-All of it.
-All of it.
-All of it?
-Blow the lot, Colin!
-I can do that no problem!
Course you can! Good luck!
Meanwhile, let's remind ourselves what the blue team bought.
At £28, will this 1930s child's rattle and teether
secure a profit?
Wedgwood's a great name. So is £45 a fair price for this fruit bowl?
At at £35, will this mahogany tea caddy
brew up a storm at auction?
You're a load of movers, aren't you?
Fastest thing you've probably ever seen!
How's the carry-away trade been today, Carrie?
-I think we've done rather well.
-How much cash did you spend?
-We spent £108.
-108. So you're going to give me £192.
You are a good girl, aren't you? £192? Two girls going shopping?
-I can't believe it.
-They're dream women, Tim!
Cheap to take out and good fun!
And fast, with it!
You said it! There we go. You have had a good morning!
I've had a great morning!
You might be a bit tired to find the bonus buy,
but if you could sum up some energy.
-I'll do it, Tim.
-Cheerio, girls. Good luck, David.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere idyllic, somewhere Arcadian.
Somewhere really beautiful.
This is Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire,
home to the distinguished Graham family until Victorian times.
Now, come and look at some of the treasures inside.
There are no less than nine examples
of these watercolours scattered around the oak bedroom.
They were all created in the 19th century by the celebrated watercolourist Myles Birket Foster.
Born in 1825 in the north-east, he then migrated to London
and became an illustrator for such magazines as the Punch.
It wasn't until he was about 24 or 25 that he started painting in this miniature watercolour style
and started to make his name.
He normally depicts young children in rural surroundings.
Here we've got three little nippers, look. Three girls sitting on a bank.
They've gone out on a wintry spring morning
to gather primroses
and at their feet, perhaps, in that wicker basket, is a spot of lunch.
It's a superb collection. In other rooms, there are equally scrumptious finds.
On the face of it,
this picture doesn't look terribly imposing, does it?
But boy, has it got an interesting story to tell.
If I take the thing down, by special permission of the National Trust,
the scene shows some shrimpers doing their business
at Lyme Regis.
And this is a known picture.
But when the staff here at Nunnington Hall were having a clean-up in the attic,
this was simply a painting amongst many others lying around gathering dust.
But some sharp-eyed National Trust person, when they turned it round,
spotted up here a very faint inscription.
The inscription says, "Presented to me by J.M. Turner,
"1832. J. Harding."
Now, that ignited considerable enthusiasm here in the house.
Had they got an original J.M.W. Turner?
Well, it went off for research.
Actually, it stayed away from the house for five years on research.
And the result of the research was
that it confirmed that J.Harding was none other than James Harding,
a known colleague, friend and fellow artist of Turner's,
so that connection definitely exists.
The problem is that the material that the painting is painted on
is not a type of artist's board that Turner used at this period of his life.
So there is a shadow of doubt still hanging over the authenticity of this work.
But nevertheless, to discover it in the attic, covered with cobwebs,
how exciting is that?
The big question today is, of course,
how exciting are things going to be for our teams over at the auction?
We've hopped over to Halls auction room in Shrewsbury
to find out what Jeremy Lamond, our auctioneer, thinks about the teams' items.
-Jeremy, good morning.
-Lovely to be here.
Heather and Alan, their first item is this pair of Corinthian candlesticks.
-How do you rate them?
-They're solid, shiny, cheap enough because they're plate, not silver.
So 20 or £30. Something like that.
-Poor man's silver.
-OK. £22 they paid, so it's neither here nor there.
They might get a small profit. That would be lovely.
Next is Florrie Walker's watercolour.
Hmm. Florence Raingill Walker was a 20th-century British artist
who exhibited in the 1930s.
She toddled around the British Isles, painting views like this.
-They're effective, if not attractive.
But it's a competent watercolour. 30 to 50. There's not much focus to the middle of it.
So 30 to 50 is your estimate. Bravo. Our lot paid 30
so they're at the bottom end of the frame.
-They might turn a small turn on it.
Now, how much for the magic lantern, their third item?
We think 30 to 50. They're surprisingly not rare items. They've survived in great numbers.
But what you want is one with the original guts in it
and most of them, like this, have the brass work, but none of the guts.
-The gutless bit is what the light source was.
Some have candles in, some have rather super oil lamps in.
I've seen one or two with a gas mantle in it.
They paid £69. Your estimate is 30 to 50.
If they do well on the candlesticks and with Florrie here,
I've a feeling whatever profits they make will be wiped out by the magic lantern.
So they'll need their bonus buy. Let's have a look.
Heather and Alan, the bonus buy moment.
It looks to me as if Colin has a picture there,
but it might be a tray. You never know, he's so coy!
Anyway, you gave Colin 179 of your leftover pounds.
What did you spend 179 on, Colin?
-Well, I spent 170...
-..of 179, so no messing about here.
A serious purchase!
A horse with stumps.
-Who's painted it?
-Over to the left
is a signature. Joseph Lawrence.
A 19th-century equestrian artist.
The good news is, this artist regularly commands four, six, seven hundred pounds
-for works of this subject matter.
Here's the negatives for it.
It has been restored to within an inch of its life.
There's some over painting. There are a few negatives with it.
So those big flash figures I was quoting you at the beginning
you're a long way from there.
How do you rate it, Alan?
You clearly love it(!)
-Yes, I think it's very good.
-It's the name that will sell it.
Thank you, Colin. Hang on to that information. You decide after the sale of your three items.
But for viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Colin's old nag!
Here we go. Here we are.
A rare treat for you. What do you think of this gee-gee?
The good news is people like horses round here. It's riding country.
So it could appeal to our local audience. But that's the only good news with this horse.
-It's not particularly well painted.
-It looks like a cut-out!
It does, in a very unusual way.
-So, this is a bonus buy.
-We've not been very optimistic.
-We think 20 or £30.
-20 to 30.
It was £170!
Well, let's hope I'm being mean!
Let's hope the team don't go for it!
I think that's the answer. Gosh, that's a shocker.
Anyway, moving swiftly on, that's it for the reds.
Now for the blues, Carrie and Shona.
The first item is their child's rattle.
-I guess you sell lots of these in silver?
-Yes, this is a plated one.
It's quite a novel item with a teething ring, but it is in plate,
so value-wise, 15 to £20.
£28 is the investment, so that's what you're striving to achieve.
Next is the Wedgwood fruit bowl.
-Wedgwood's a good name, isn't it?
-A very good name.
It's good porcelain, hand-gilded.
It's a beautiful thing. But it's the type of porcelain at the moment
which reminds people of Victorian Britain,
and they don't want to be reminded of Victorian Britain!
So this is suffering in the market to Art Deco ceramics.
-They're hard to shift.
-Scroll back ten or 15 years and it would have made £100.
-Or £80, something like that. What will it make today?
-I think 30 to 50.
-We're just in the frame there at £45.
-What about the tea caddy?
-It's a sarcophagus shape.
We would put it late 18th, early 19th century.
It's just the sort of thing that's really gone off the boil.
It's an empty one. In that condition, it's a 30, 40, £50 piece.
-That's OK. £35 they paid.
-You could put teabags in it!
How could you possibly suggest that? The next step
is to have a look at the bonus buy.
Carrie and Shona, you only spent £108.
It was difficult. It's harder than you think, actually.
That's what they all say!
-You gave your man £192.
David Harper, what did you spend £192 on, please?
Something devastatingly gorgeous, just like these two, Tim.
I want them to like this a lot, so give them a compliment!
-Now, you saw the name.
-Did you see the name?
-That's nice. That's Tiffany.
Yes, Tiffany, New York. Incredibly posh, refined.
It's a calendar.
If you remove that back, it's a complete calendar.
All the months, all the days.
-I think it's rather pretty.
-How much do you think I paid?
-It's got the name.
Very good. 90.
It should make over £100. It really should.
You are such a salesman! I think I'm going to vomit!
Girls, you've got all the information.
Treasure those moments, those nuggets of information from your man.
Now, for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's calendar.
-There we go. Nice little frame.
-A little desk calendar.
Always useful. People like small decorative objects.
Tiffany, a good American make.
We think 30 to £50.
-30 to 50?
-£90 he paid.
-Might struggle to get out of that one.
-That could be difficult.
-We'll find out in a minute. Are you our auctioneer?
-We're in safe hands.
UK internet bid of £150.
Are we all done, then, at 150?
-Are you excited?
-Whatever's going to happen?
-We're going to make lots of money.
-We've had that prediction before!
Anyway, first up are your electroplated candlesticks.
-Here they come.
A pair of electroplated Corinthian column candlesticks.
What about these? Very smart. £20. Who'll bid me £20 for them?
20 only. At £20.
20? 20 is bid. Front row. £20 I've got.
Well, it's a start.
Who'll go two? At £20 it is. 22 at the back.
-Front row at £25.
-We're in profit, kids.
It's selling. Front row bid at £25. All sure at 25?
That is plus £3. Good. That's a good start.
Lot 51. The Florence R. Walker, a noted listed artist.
Riverbed scene in a wooded landscape.
Exhibited in the 1930s.
£30 for it.
£30 only. 30 is bid, sir, with you. At £30.
35 on the internet.
Good for the old internet!
At £40 we've got in the room, against you, internet.
At £40. The bid is in the room.
45. The internet is back.
45. It's against you again, sir.
50. At £50 I've got. Internet?
You'll have to be quick.
£50. The bid is in the room.
At £50. The bid is in the room. I am selling it.
Are we all finished then, at 50?
Yes! Good result. £50 is plus 20.
You are £23 up.
Now the magic lantern.
Now the late Victorian magic lantern in a tin carrying case.
£30. Who'll give me 30?
This vintage magic lantern.
30 immediately at the back of the room. £30 I've got.
Who'll go two? 32.
35. 38. 40.
Who'll go 50?
At £45. Last chance. Yes? 50.
At £50. The bid is standing at the back of the room.
At £50. 50.
£50. That is minus £19.
But overall, lads, you are plus four pounds!
How good is that?
So, you've got four pounds in your pocket.
What are you going to do? Risk your £4 profit
with going with the gee-gee? Are you a gambling man?
I think he's first past the post.
-You're going with it?
-We're going with it.
-We're going to risk it.
We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes.
Lot 56. The Joseph Lawrence portrait of a bay hunter in stables setting.
I can start this lot at £50. 50. £50 is bid.
60 at the back of the room.
At 65 here, internet.
-Yes. So much riding on this.
-The bid is in the room
at 75. 80.
At £80 now. At 80.
At £80. No more interest at 80. Are you sure? At £80. All done?
That is minus £90.
-£90 off. You had £4.
Now the score is minus £86. I'm so sorry about that.
But you never know, it might be a winning score.
You never know!
-Carrie and Shona, do you know how the reds got on?
Not been chatting? We don't want you to know.
First up is your child's rattle teether. Here it comes.
71 is this EPNS child's rattle and teething ring.
-Quite a bit of interest in this.
-I am bid here 25, £30 I'm going to start.
-You're straight into profit.
Already. At £30.
It's a commission bid at £30.
At 30. Five. 40. At £40 now.
At £40 it's with me.
At £40. Are we all finished, then?
-£40 is plus £12.
Well done, girls. I knew you sisters had it in you!
Lot 72. A Wedgwood porcelain old ivory ground fruit bowl.
Hand-decorated. £30 bid me. £30. 30 I've got on the internet.
The bid is 30 on the internet.
-At £30. Who'll go two?
At £30. 30. It's an internet bid now. At £30.
I will sell it. Are you sure? At £30.
£30. You have lost £15. You had 12. Now you've got minus three.
Lot 73 is the mahogany and boxwood strung sarcophagus-shaped tea caddy.
Already the bid is with me at £30. At 30.
At 32. 35. 38. 40.
Look at this. You're back in profit. Yes.
-48. 50. Lady here.
£50. At £50. The bid is in the room at 50.
£50. You are plus £15. So overall, you're plus 12!
What about Tiffany the calendar? You've got £12 in your pocket.
Go for it!
Remember, you did have £12 in your pocket.
You're going with the bonus buy. Risk all. Here it comes.
Now we come to the Tiffany rather smart silver-framed desk calendar.
Already I've got interest at £40. 40.
Five. 50. Five. Commission's out.
At £55, the bid. 55.
At 60. Five.
Against you standing.
At 65 here, seated. Lady here at £65. 65. You're out at the back.
-At £65. Are we all finished at 65?
That means overall you are minus 13 smackers.
That's not much, really.
You're a risk-taker, you are!
You had £12 in your back pocket.
Don't talk to the reds at all. Because minus £13 could be a winning score.
I think it's quite good, actually.
-Ever optimistic, me!
You're all smiling. Goodness knows why!
Well, there are certain similarities between our teams today.
It is no secret that both teams are in a minus situation,
which pains me. Sadly, the runners-up by a considerable margin
are the reds.
Don't get too cocky over this!
Carrie and Shona, don't get too cocky. Your moment will come.
Heather and Alan, it's a bad news story, isn't it, really.
Because you were in a fairly healthy situation with £4 profit going home.
Which would have whooped this lot, I can tell you, by a big chalk.
Sadly, the bonus buy let you down.
-I hope you've had a nice time.
-We've had a lovely time.
-We've loved having you on the programme.
-The victors, who managed to win by only losing £13.
You were sitting at one point with a profit of £12, too.
Without dwelling on it, the bonus buy didn't help you along, either!
So the similarities between the teams, the pain is all there.
The rubbish experts!
What was that, David? I don't think I heard you correctly!
-Hope you're pleased with yourselves.
You deserve to be. Join us soon for more bargain hunting, yes?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Another fast and furious competition for bargains between blue and red teams led by experts David Harper and Colin Young. The action takes place in the Shropshire and West Midlands Showground where a Wedgewood bowl and a magic lantern projector are among the items bought for auction. Host Tim Wonnacott makes an excursion to North Yorkshire where he visits the beautiful Nunnington Hall.