Bargain Hunt heads to Scotland. The red and blue teams scour Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair for bargains and take their purchases off to auction in Glasgow.
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Hang on to your toupees, girls and boys. It's that time of the day again.
And I promise you we're in for a real treat. Let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!
Imagine the fun that you could have spending £300
on three items in an hour. Our teams today don't have to imagine.
They're here at the Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair.
Let's have a quick peek at what's coming up.
'The Blue team lose their sense of direction.'
-Where shall we go? This way.
-Shall we go up...?
-Let's go that way?
'Hopeless! Whilst the Reds are bowled out by their bonus buy.'
So, Robin and Jenny, was it ornithology that brought you together?
If only that were true!
-I mean, you are Jenny and Robin, after all.
-Oh, Jenny wren!
-And Robin redbreast.
-Not quite. A friend of mine
rang me up to say that a friend of hers was having a party.
Their pianist had said that he couldn't make it and would I come and play the guitar and sing.
-She said, "You might meet the woman of your dreams."
-Then what happened?
Then he met me. Nightmare!
-Well, isn't that charming? Good. So tell us about your political career then.
-Very, very briefly.
When Rainbow Warrior was sunk I decided there are good guys and bad guys out there,
and I joined the Ecology Party and I started working for the Green Party.
Then when the Scottish Parliament came along, they chose me to be their candidate for Lothian.
So how long did you spend in the Parliament here in Scotland?
-Yes, retired this year.
-That's quite a good slug, isn't it?
-You have an exciting career of your own.
-I've had a varied career.
I started in book publishing and then I went into the corporate world
and did corporate communications and, now I'm retired, I'm getting back to writing again,
but I've turned my hand to fiction.
So it's a fascinating world. I've made lots and lots of friends.
I'm still waiting for my big breakthrough,
-but I've got a very good agent and I think, fingers crossed...
-We'd better watch out.
But you're very modest, cos the Women's Weekly Romantic Writer Of The Year accolade is yours!
-Er, runner up, runner up.
-Well, who's picking a hair?
-Anyway, very good luck.
-It's lovely to meet you. Now for the Blues!
Carol and Ronan.
So what drew you, Carol, to Ronan?
Oh, lots of things, but probably first of all I met Ronan through his underwear, Tim.
That's not quite as it sounds.
-We were in the same halls at university
and I was down with my flatmate doing our laundry,
and Ronan's flatmate was down doing their flat's laundry.
As this underwear came out, I said, "Who owns these?"
The flatmate brought Ronan round that evening to meet us.
-Never looked back since.
-Were you wearing the appropriate, cleansed underwear at the time, Ronan?
-I'm so taken with this idea.
-No, but they must have been lucky pants because...
Are you sure they weren't hot pants? No, that's a fashion item.
So, Carol, what, apart from men's underwear, is your passion in life?
Well, men's underwear is not really my passion.
-Just a passing interest?
-Well, I teach art and design.
-Ah, now we understand!
-I am arty.
Now, Ronan, Carol isn't the only creative one in your...
-Yes, I'm an architect.
-What sort of things do you specialise in?
It's generally domestic but has some interesting extensions.
Quite funky architecture and interesting glass.
Try and get some environmental or sustainable angle into it as well. I've got a passion for that, so...
You'll be able to chat away to the Green Party over here.
Now the money moment. Your £300 apiece.
-There you go. There's your 300.
£300. You know the rules. Your experts await. And off you go! And very, very good luck!
Gosh, what fun we're going to have today!
Politics meets architecture.
'So who's going to be looking after our teams today?
'Reds will be ably assisted by expert Nick Hall.
'Whilst the Blues will be in the safe hands of Jeremy Lamond.
'So the clock has started and Jeremy has spotted something straight away.'
You've got a Royal Copenhagen vase there with a mallard duck on it. It's quite a good factory.
That's quite nice. It's quite a nice blue, isn't it? There's real depth to it.
You don't think that's a bit dull? Is it big enough to be a flower vase? Probably not.
It's a respected factory, so at the right money it would be...
-Are you suggesting we should ask?
-Shall we ask?
-It's worth asking.
-Fine. We'll ask.
-Can I ask what you want for your vase?
-There you go.
-Can we look at it?
-How much is that?
-Not much money in it.
-Not at that price anyway.
-I wouldn't pay that for that. Would you?
-No. I don't even know if I'd pay 30 for it.
It's kind of an in-between size, isn't it?
-But it's quite nicely painted.
-Right. I'll put it back.
'So that's a big "no" to the Royal Copenhagen vase then, but onwards and upwards.'
-The claret jugs are nice.
-I love those. They might be rather expensive.
-They look kind of expensive.
-I would be amazed if they weren't expensive.
-Oh, £100 for the pair.
-Oh, it's plated, is it?
-You're not going to get solid silver for that sort of money.
-Are they saleable?
Claret jugs are always... Look, there's even enough for one each.
And they're a good weight, aren't they?
-They're a lovely weight. They're nice quality.
-These are not cut glass.
-No, they're moulded,
-which is why they're £100 for the pair and not £500 each.
-Would WE buy that?
We don't have a sideboard!
-Someone at an auction will.
-I quite like them.
I think they're showy and stylish and quite elegant in the shape.
-This is the sort of thing that would have a classic auctioneer's estimate 80-120.
So if you could get the price down to about £80, you're at the right end of the estimate.
You've got £100 for the pair of these. Is there any room for manoeuvre in that?
-Well, as far as I can go is 90.
-We were thinking more like 80.
-They're reworked crystal from Ireland.
-There's a stamp inside one of the lids.
You can see exactly how modern they are when you open them up.
-Yes, that's right.
-It's not about the age.
-It's more about the look.
-And you've got a pair.
-What is the point of this?
-You would cram ice in there,
-if you were putting a cold drink in.
-That's quite a nice idea.
-That's quite cunning.
-They've got a classic look.
-But they are modern, with a practical twist.
We just need to get that price down to £80.
-I think you're in with a...
-He will take 80.
-Shall we go for 80, Robin?
-I think you'll be all right with that.
-I think so.
-OK. We've got a purchase.
-Get that deal done and we'll go and toast our success.
-Thank you very much.
'£80 is not bad for a lovely pair of jugs!'
What do you think of that bowl?
I don't object to it. I do quite like it.
-I don't know if I want it to be my first buy. Right.
-That Clarice Cliff bowl
was made in the late 1920s. It's a very early zigzag design,
-which made her famous, really.
Something to consider or maybe come back to.
'Yeah! Hold that thought, Blues.'
-I think that... That's different.
-Is that quite modern?
-It's certainly different.
We're talking about this '60s piece in the middle, are we?
Probably Scandinavian. Sometimes they're Italian.
There is actually quite a vogue for collecting post-War designer glass,
-or studio glass, it's sometimes called.
-I think that's gorgeous.
-It's only £22. It's not a lot of money.
Is that the sort of thing that you both like? Jenny?
Yeah. I don't dislike it.
I think I'd prefer to go for more antique things if we can.
-Modern design is within the antique world these days.
-So we don't want to dismiss it.
-Well, we could remember it.
'These teams are doing lots of thinking, but they've got the time.
'No need to rush - yet! The Blue team have found something else to think about.'
-What is this?
-It's a copy medal produced after the sinking of the ship.
-And that's the story of it.
-In its original case.
So what we've got here is a propaganda medal on two counts really.
The Lusitania was sunk by a German submarine in 1915 off the coast of Ireland
and brought America into the First World War.
As a result of that and as anti-German propaganda,
produced in this country was a medal showing a medal produced in Germany
celebrating the sinking of the Lusitania. So really this was propaganda in this country saying,
"Look, the Germans are celebrating the loss of life," etc, etc.
So it's a replica of what was considered
to have been produced in Germany at the time to celebrate the sinking.
- How much is that? - That's 25.
-This is the kind of quirky thing I quite like.
-I'm still resisting. I'm kind of...
-What are we, 15 minutes in?
-You've got to plump for something.
-There's something very unusual about it.
-What's your best price?
If you can still make a profit, what's the best price?
You went up!
It was 25!
< I'm just testing you.
-What's the best price for you to still make a profit?
Now, that's your Clarice Cliff bowl as well, isn't it?
That was something else we were looking at.
If we were to get the two of them, what would be your best price?
< That was previously priced at 125.
-It's 1928 or so.
-It's a cute little bowl.
So we could get that at 65 and this at 20? So 85 for the two of them?
I think you've got a good deal here.
-I can't believe we're getting two things within the first 15 minutes!
We would never buy a Clarice Cliff bowl. I appreciate it's early.
-It's in good condition.
-And it's a nice size. It IS a nice size.
-And you think that's marketable?
-Careful! Dunnae waggle it about!
-You keep waggling it!
I know. Don't waggle it around. That's not funny.
I think we're getting a very good deal if we want to go for these two things.
We've got a really good hunt for our third piece then.
-We'll take it. Thank you, sir.
-Thank you very much.
'Yup, all that thinking has paid off for the Blues.
'They were in two minds, but now they've made two buys.
-'So well done, team!'
-These are nice.
And they're Chinese. And the Chinese market is quite buoyant at the moment. Primarily,
for the early porcelains, but also works of art.
They're bronze. I like the fact that, again, you've got a pair, which always displays well.
-What do you think?
-I like them very much.
-What date would you put on these?
-I would be inclined to think about 1900.
-They do have a presence.
-They have a presence and they're in lovely condition.
What sort of money are we talking about?
Er, there's 165. I'd do 135.
-What about a special, one-off, this is your lucky day...
-Not for me!
..Bargain Hunt contestant price?
-I'd do 130.
The decision, guys, is up to you.
-I very much like them.
-You like them?
-I really do, yes.
I think there's a real feel of craftsmanship about them.
And also the design itself is, on this one - the flow of the feathers...
I think you guys have sold these to yourselves. Are we going to do the deal?
-Yes, I think so.
-There we are. Pay the man.
-Excellent. Thank you very much.
- Thanks a lot. - Thank you.
'Two vases with presence, eh? Let's hope their aura travels to auction.
'Both teams have one more buy.'
There's a photo frame. Look, you can open the shutters and a wee photo underneath it.
-It's quite heavy.
-Yes, it will be...
-It will be brass.
-Everybody loves cleaning brass nowadays. It's a favourite...
-It's the thing to do?
-..Occupation is to clean brass. That's why brass is so popular.
-Are you being serious?
-No, I'm not.
'You had them there, Jeremy!'
-How are you getting on?
-Very well, I think.
-How many pieces have you bought?
And we've spent two-thirds of our money.
-But only in half the time.
-This is the man who's going to be supremely economical.
-I was, yes.
-But things change.
-So how much money have you got left?
-£90 left. That's a decent sum, isn't it?
-And how much time?
-Half an hour.
-Oh, there you go.
-It's a breeze.
I feel a cappuccino coming on for you people. Have a good time!
'The Blues are losing all sense of direction.'
Where shall we go? This way? We've not been that way yet.
-Have you been up that way?
-I've been up that way. I've been up that way, that way...
-Jeremy, will we head there?
-It will be my fault!
-I don't care.
-Shall we go up...
-Let's go that way!
'Don't forget, Carol, the only way is up!'
So for this last item, what do you really, really want to buy?
I've no idea. There's just so much to choose from.
Jenny sounded quite keen on looking for a piece of jewellery.
I'd quite like to see something quirky that is, at the same time, very nicely made.
-Yes, a bit of fun. I'll go with Robin on that.
So good fun, quirky jewellery would tick all your boxes?
'Seems like you have a plan, Reds, which is more than I can say for the Blues.'
Oh, now that's quite cute. See that wee polar bear? Can I bring it out?
-We're still walking.
OK. What about the jelly moulds? Jelly moulds? Brass jelly moulds?
The fish. This here.
'Time's marching on. You need to make that final purchase.'
This is quite an attractive piece of jewellery.
That's the sort of thing that would grab the bidders' attention.
-Do you like that one?
-I quite like the setting, actually, but I'm a bit worried about the stone.
-Did you want it to be a sapphire, did you?
-Well, a topaz.
-You do know what our budget is, don't you?
-It looks too glassy.
You don't need to get too locked into what the stone is.
We need to know that the mounts are gold. That is important.
Let's just check. Just hold that a sec. Let me check the mounts.
Make sure that it's all gold and not gold plated.
There should be somewhere on the back, some markings.
-I think actually it's 14-carat gold.
On the back of the clasp, which should mean that the mount is as well.
It's a pretty little mount, isn't it? What do you think, Robin?
Erm, I'm not entirely sure.
-It's something we could maybe think about.
-What kind of cut is that?
-We don't know.
It doesn't matter too much what the stone is. At the sort of money we're spending,
you're not going to get a big sapphire or a gemstone.
-But it's all about the design and quality of the craftsmanship.
-I think we've agreed it's nicely made.
'Nick's sold it to me! But will the Reds go for it?'
-I don't want to worry you, but you've got 12 minutes.
-What do you think of this?
You told us about half an hour ago we had 45 minutes.
It's a lot worse!
-This is Thomas Forester and Sons. Does that appeal to you?
-I don't know. It's unusual.
-It appeals to you at the right money, I suppose.
-How much is it?
-125 it is. No? Bit pricey.
It's a fair price, but I don't think you'll get more than that at auction.
Have we only got 12 minutes left?
-You really only have, yeah.
-We'd better put that down then.
-Thank you anyway.
'Mm, time's getting scarce. Have Nick and the Reds bought that necklace?'
We need to find out how much it is, of course. Excuse me.
Hello. How much is the pendant?
The very best I can do is maybe 68. That's rock bottom.
-It's a really nice piece.
It's the sort of thing that would appeal to someone that just wants it for themselves.
They will pay more than a dealer buying it for stock.
-Robin, what do you think?
-Well, if we've got a guarantee on the gold.
-Oh, it's marked. I've checked it with my eyeglass and it's 14-carat.
-Let's go for it then.
-So that's £68.
You can put that on. You can pay that lady. I can go and get myself a nice cup of tea.
'Oh-ho! Didn't they make it look easy?
'Come on, Blues, buck up!'
-We've got how long? Ten minutes.
-We've got ten minutes.
-We are down to the wire.
-That's good. We're happy with that.
-We could go back...
..For the duck. Remember the duck vase we saw?
-At the beginning.
-Oh, yeah. The mallard.
-Let's go there. Quickly. We'd better rush, cos we are literally down to...
-This one or that one?
-It's up there.
'The Blues are heading north. Or is that south? Or east?
'Or west? Oh, naughty! Ha-ha! They're lost again.'
-Oh, it's gone.
-No, no, it wasn't.
-It was further up.
-It was a chappie.
Er, I thought it was further down there. We came in and we went up there.
-We went up that one, did we not?
-So we'll go over that way and go down.
'Oh, dear! He's an architect, too.'
Ten minutes to go. That's a good...
-Yes, this was supposed to be panic time and it's...
-..Time for a coffee!
-So are you happy with what you bought, Robin?
-You spent how much, you two love birds?
-278. So I want £22 of leftover lolly, please.
-OK, the paymaster general has got... Oh, here we go.
-Yes. 20 and two.
-£22. Well, that's not much, is it?
-It's not a lot, but...
-You're going to have to negotiate hard somewhere.
I had the A-Team here for the shopping. I don't know what I'm going to do on my own now.
-They led you around, did they?
-They did. They were very good. Very decisive as well.
-We really enjoyed it.
-Quite a responsibility that £22.
-It can make all the difference between winning and running up.
-We're expecting great things.
All right. Well, good luck with that challenge anyway and have a nice cup of coffee.
'Give them a map, someone! Maybe not.'
-What if we can't find the stall? I'd recognise the man if I saw him.
-We don't know where he is.
-Where did we start filming?
-I don't know.
Oh, where are they?
-I see him! I see him! I see him!
-Oh, yeah, there.
-He's up here.
-Yep, yep! That's it.
-Sorry. Excuse me.
- How much was this? - 45, I think.
What's the best price you would give us it for?
With you still making a profit.
-And be generous.
-We need generosity.
Go on then. You've got a deal. >
- Excellent! Thank you very much. - You're welcome.
-Excellent. Thank you.
-Now, can we have a proper look at it?
-We couldn't find you. I spotted YOU first!
-It is a nice thing.
-It is a nice thing.
-I like the painting.
'Well, that's lucky, isn't it? All three items bought for the Blues. Phew!'
Time is up! If you're still shopping, you're cheating.
Too late to change your mind now.
'The Reds bought a pair of reproduction claret jugs for £80.
'And a pair of Chinese bronze vases cost them £130.
'And finally, £68 was dished out for a gold pendant and chain
'inset with a blue stone, maybe glass.'
-Have you finished, you chaps?
-Yes, yes, yes.
Well, right to the line as usual, as you would expect.
-Now how much did you spend all round?
-£120. That's OK.
'Let's remind ourselves what the £120 bought them.
'They spent £20 on a commemorative Lusitania medal.
'1920s Clarice Cliff breakfast bowl, which set them back £65.
'Lastly, a Royal Copenhagen vase cost them the sum of 35 smackers.
'Or were they crackers?'
-Who's got the 180 then? Have you got that, Ronan?
-No. Carol has it.
OK, Carol, have you got the 180, darling? Now, here you go, boy.
There's £180 there - enough to buy half the fair.
Yeah! Well, that's your challenge.
Very, very nice, too. Meanwhile, we're heading off to the Borders, to Traquair House! How glorious.
Traquair House -
a beautiful property set in stunning countryside on the Scottish Borders.
It's said to be one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, with its foundations dating back
to the early 12th century and has played host to countless kings and queens. The name "Traquair"
comes from "tret" or "tre",
which means dwelling or hamlet
and "quair", which is a strange sort of meandering brook.
And right by Traquair runs a tributary,
which goes into the River Tweed.
And it's this spring water
that is the special ingredient for something rather special that goes on round here.
Ah, Catherine. Hello.
-Let me introduce you to our audience. This is Catherine Maxwell Stuart,
who's the 21st laird, or should I say lady, of Traquair.
And, of course, this estate and house has been in your family since the 15th century.
Yes. Yes, for over 500 years.
And what exactly is the family involvement in this brewery?
Well, the brewery lies in one of the wings of the house. It was used as the family junk room.
It was disused in the 1800s when they brought duty in and, in 1965,
my father rediscovered the brewery and decided it would be quite fun to start brewing again.
So he started brewing in 1965 and we've been brewing ever since, really.
'So after the initial brewing process involving malt, hops and water,
'the beer then needs to ferment.'
-what do we call this room?
-This is the tun room, where the fermentation takes place.
So once the beer has been transferred from the coolers,
it goes into these wonderful, oak, fermenting vats,
some of which are over 200 years old.
It's very unusual. We're now the only British brewery continuing to ferment all our production in oak.
And it makes a really big difference to the flavour. You can really taste the wood.
-So it stays here for five days... At this point the yeast is added.
-..Until it's fermented out.
-And then it's transferred into tanks and goes off to be bottled.
-It's a real craft-made process.
-What does it taste like?
-That's the big question.
-Well, I think we should go upstairs and try some.
Ooh, how nice! Thank you.
We have three main bottled beers.
-Which is the most powerful?
-I have to say the Jacobite. It is extremely good.
-So maybe you should try that.
-I think I will have a drop of that. How lovely!
And actually how many bottles would you produce in a year?
We produce around 250,000 bottles,
which is a kind of drip in the ocean for most breweries.
-We do manage to export nearly 70% of that, so it goes all over the world.
-Well, here we go then.
It's got a good head on it and a great colour. Look at that!
-It's a healthy product.
-It is. It does you a lot of good.
At 8.2%! Right...
That's got some bite to it, hasn't it?
Thank you very much, Catherine, for having us.
Well, this is biting stuff. The big question today is,
how fiery are our teams going to be over at the auction? Cheers!
Well, I can't tell you how smashing it is to be
at Great Western Auctions in Glasgow and to be with Anita Manning. Morning, Anita.
-Morning and welcome.
-Thank you very much.
Now, the Red team have gone for chunky objects today in pairs.
First of all, the pair of so-called claret jugs. Do you rate those?
Well, they're not the best of quality, Tim,
but they do have a look and the silver-plate is in good condition.
-I've said 60-80 on these.
-OK, £80 paid.
They might just scrape home, if they're lucky,
with your excellent auctioneering style.
Now, next up is this pair of Chinese, bronze babies.
This is the type of item which would have done much better
ten, 15 years ago.
But they do have the look. They are bronze. They do have very nice decoration.
-So they are still, to some extent, very desirable.
-What's the extent of their desirability?
-70-90 and it would be much more. We would be well into three figures ten years ago.
-Our lot paid £130.
-So that's quite a long way off from your estimate, Anita.
It might be a wee bit dear, but I'll do my very best on these.
They are traditional antique pieces.
-The last item is the blue-stone pendant in a gold mount.
-It's very pretty.
And the gold mount is 14-carat.
The gold is high at the moment.
The mount is substantial.
It's not terribly old, but it is pretty.
-The blue stone is gorgeous.
-That will be appealing.
Good. Well, it does look nice glistening there in the box. How much, Anita?
-OK, they paid £68. So there may be some clawing back
against the predicted loss on the Chinese pots.
But, anyway, let's go and have a look at their bonus buy.
So you gave Nicholas £22. What did you buy, Nick?
Well, I thought I'd be pretty safe with this because...
I have been dreaming about that ever since we were at the auction.
It stuck in my mind. I loved it.
Yes, so I thought, "What better thing to buy?"
-Oh, thank you so much. That's brilliant.
-Do you remember what they were asking for it?
-20, I think.
-20, I think.
-I gave 12 in the end.
-Well done, you.
So there you go. There you are.
-I, honestly, would bid up to £40 on that.
-If only you were allowed!
Well done, Nick.
It's just... It really is... It's lovely. I love holding it.
You've caused a great hit there, Nick. Well done.
-How much profit do you think it's going to make?
-It's got to be 20, £30. Should do.
-Well, you watched his lips. Oh, Lordy!
-You're very welcome.
Mind you don't get a kiss, too, Nick. Your moment to decide comes later.
But for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Nick's pot.
There we go, Anita. One of your favourites.
-I do like 20th-century design.
And I do like the lovely sort of cranberry colour that we have here.
And the buyers like this period. It's from the 1960s, 1970s.
So it's not going to get a lot of money, but it will be fancied.
-OK, £12 paid by Nick Hall. So he paid the right price.
Brilliant. I'll let that one snuggle there.
Anyway, that's it for the Reds and now for the Blues.
Their first item is the Lusitania sinking commemorative medal,
which must have been struck in considerable quantities, cos there are an awful lot of them about.
This medal would be struck in Britain as propaganda against Germany.
And this... I think there were 250,000 of these made.
And they cost a shilling apiece at the time.
So it's not a rare item, but it is a collectable.
-So what's your estimate?
-They paid £20.
-Well, they may make a profit.
-Next is the Clarice Cliff bowl,
-which I do like with the geometric designs.
-How do you rate that?
This is the most desirable period of Clarice Cliff's items.
It was from the 1930s. It was from the Bizarre range. I like it as well.
-So how much then?
-OK, they paid 65. So that's quite enough really, isn't it?
You might struggle to make a profit on that.
Now you have sold, I know, the Copenhagen pieces here most successfully in the past.
-Will they do well with this little pot, do you think?
-20th-century design and Royal Copenhagen
is one of the best of the factories and they make a very nice-quality product.
This little one has the mallard design, which is perhaps not quite as popular.
The Copenhagen buyers will still like that. I would have preferred a pair of them.
Yes. Well, we all like a matching pair.
£35 paid. So that, again, might be slightly on the high side. They haven't spent much money overall.
They spent £120.
So a really nice wallop of money went across to Jeremy to find his bonus buy.
Let's find out what he spent it on.
Now, you spent £120. You gave Jeremy 180. What did you spend it on, Jeremy?
They say the best things come in small packages.
So you'd better see it, really, hadn't you?
This is a tiny little,
silver gilt, French, filigree
box and cover, and enamelled on the top here.
It's got French control marks.
-So we know it's silver. Very intricately made.
-I like that.
-You like that?
-Can you see that on a dressing table?
-I like that. It's like paisley pattern on the outside.
So if you remember it's silver.
What do you think you'd have to pay to have either one made or to buy it...?
-How much did you pay for it, Jeremy?
-Oh, I've got no idea.
-I was going to say 45, 50.
-Nearer the mark. 40.
-That's all right.
-That's quite nice.
-That's all right.
It's got the seal of approval. It got the Ronan "quite like that" moment,
which means it must be pretty fab.
Anyway, you don't pick it right now. You need to ask him how much profit it will make.
-That's a good point, actually.
-I think on a good day we might double up on it.
£80. You watched his lips?
-I guessed 80, so that would be good. That would be handy.
Hold on to those thoughts.
Cos now, for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Jeremy's little pot.
Here we go, Anita. Small, pretty
and perfectly formed.
I'm talking about the box!
I think this is such a sweet little item. I love it.
The filigree is in perfect condition
and I particularly love the coloured enamelling on the lid
and round the side.
I think it's very nice and would sit beautifully
on a lady's dressing table. She could keep her rings and bits and pieces in there.
Enamelling - a wee bit of damage on the surface here,
but, to tell you the truth, it's not worrying me too much.
-It's not taking too much away from the prettiness of the box.
It's a heck of a lot of work in that, isn't it? So it's got a lot going for it. How much?
-OK, he paid £40.
-Not a bad buy.
-Not a bad buy. Should do it - if you're taking the sale. Are you taking the sale?
-Ah, we're in safe hands!
Now, you two love birds, Jenny and Robin.
-How are you? All right?
-Are you feeling quite confident?
-Auctions are exciting things, aren't they?
-They are, yes.
There's this buzz. You've got a lot of people in the room. Most are here to buy your items!
-Anyway, there it is. First up are the claret jugs and here they come.
86 is this fine pair of claret jugs, ladies and gentlemen,
with the silver-plated mounts
and this wonderful hobnail pattern on the body.
Can we say £150?
100, surely, for the pair of them. There's two.
£50? Start me at 40 then.
£40. 40 bid.
50. 60. 70.
-80. 90. 100.
-You're in profit.
Any advance on 100? All done at 100? All done at 100? 100.
-Well done, Dennis. That's plus 20.
-We knew what were doing!
Lot 87. These are a fine pair of 19th-century vases,
ladies and gentlemen, in bronze.
100, surely. £50 then. 50 bid.
-That's cheap if that's all they make.
-Any advance on 50?
80. 90. 100.
-It's with you, sir, at 100.
110. Fresh bidder.
-140. 150. 160.
..for the pair of bronze vases.
And advance on 160, or all done at 160? 160?
That is £30 profit.
-Well, they made their money, didn't they?
OK, now the pendant and chain.
A pretty piece, ladies and gentlemen.
Little, 14-carat gold, mounted, blue topaz pendant. Beautiful.
Will you start me at £50?
50 bid. With you, sir, at 50.
80. 80 with the lady.
-With the lady at £80.
-Three out of three.
With you, madam, at £80. All done at £80?
-Plus 12. 30, 50...
-Three out of three. Well done.
Plus 62. Well done. Look at that.
-Now, presumably, you're going to be going with your vase?
-I thought you were.
A piece of 20th-century glass, ladies and gentlemen.
It's this 1960s, art glass vase. 50. 40. Start me at £20.
-Come on! Come on!
£10 then. 10 bid.
15. 20. 25.
With you, madam, at 35. It's a lovely vase at 35. 35...
Well, it made its profit. That makes £85 total.
-Well done, chaps.
-This is a very good result.
-Now, don't say a word to the Blues.
If we see them in the corridors of power, ignore them, as far as your profits are concerned.
-So, Ronan and Carol. Been chatting to the Reds at all?
-Good. So how are you feeling about things, Carol? All right?
-Barely all right, or...
-..Pretty well all right?
-Ronan, you're looking rather nervous, old fruit. What's the matter?
-I am nervous.
-It's going to be interesting. See what happens.
Well, first up is the Lusitania sinking medal and here it comes.
Lot 105, ladies and gentlemen,
is the rare, commemorative, Lusitania, propaganda medal.
Can we say £50? £50 for the Lusitania medal?
Will you start me at £20?
-20. £10 then.
-Excellent. It's wiped its nose.
The lady at 25. All done at 25? 25...
£25 is plus £5. Well done, Ronan. Plus £5, all right?
Cross everything. Here comes Clarice Cliff.
The Clarice Cliff Bizarre bowl. This is an early Clarice,
ladies and gentlemen. It's from the 1920s, 1930s.
60, surely, ladies and gentlemen. £60. Start me at £20.
-With the lady at 20. 30.
Come on, come on!
£30 for a Clarice Cliff bowl.
All done at £30? 40!
Fresh bidder at 40. Lady at £40.
Any advance on £40. All done at £40?
-Oh, dear! Let's go.
-..Is minus £25.
You're minus 20 overall, lads. OK? Here comes Copenhagen.
Lot 107 is the Royal Copenhagen vase.
60. Start me at £20.
-Oh, come on!
-£20 for the Copenhagen.
£20. £10 then.
£10. 10 bid. 15...
20. 25. 30.
-Come on, one more!
-Any advance on 30?
Any advance on £30? All done at £30? £30.
Good. Minus £5.
Overall, you're only minus £25. There's no shame in that.
-What are you going to do about the filigree and enamel box?
-I think we'll go for it.
-We may as well.
-It may claw it all back for you.
-It might do.
-We may as well.
-Are you going to go with it?
-Yes, we will.
-Are you going to trust Jeremy?
-Yes, we will.
-Full trust in Jeremy.
Another favourite lot.
It's this little, French, silver gilt, filigree box and cover.
Can we say £100?
-Go on! Go on!
50. Will you start me at £40?
-£40 for the filigree box.
-Oh, come on!
-£20 then. 20 bid. Any advance on 20?
-That's your fault!
Any advance on 20? 30. 40.
-We're in profit.
-Any advance on 50?
Any advance on £50? All done at £50?
-Well done. Well done.
-£50 is a £10 profit. Well done, J.
But you are minus £15 overall, which is nothing, is it?
I mean, on this programme, believe you me, minus £15 is nothing!
In fact, you've done rather well. So don't say a word to the Reds All will be revealed in a moment.
Well, what an extraordinary programme.
-How could there be such a world of difference between two teams? Have you been chatting?
Well, it is my duty to reveal that the runners up today,
cos we don't have losers any more, of course, are the Blues.
-It started off so beautifully, didn't it?
-That £5 profit...
-..Sort of set the scene for the Lusitania sinking.
-Glug, glug, glug!
-It went downhill from there.
-And even Jeremy's profit on the old filigree box was not enough to redress the balance.
-But have you had a nice time?
-Has it been good, Ronan?
-It has been.
Well, we've loved having you on the programme.
But the victors today are substantially ahead with their profit of £85.
-Now, Jenny, you're going to grip the cash, darling.
That's yours now to take away, which is rather lovely.
And, of course, because you got a profit on all three items,
you get the award of the Golden Gavel,
which is an ancient and noble... And I'm very, very proud
to present you with your gavel, now in the form of a tie pin.
That's it! Do pin it on. There we go, Robin.
That's for you. And, Nick, your trusty expert - he gets one, too.
-One for the collection.
-As well you deserve! We've had a wonderful time on Bargain Hunt.
-Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting. Yes?
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Tim Wonnacott presents as Bargain Hunt heads to Scotland. The red and blue teams scour Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair for bargains and take their purchases off to auction in Glasgow. Expert advice comes in the form of Jeremy Lamond and Nick Hall. Meanwhile, Tim visits Traquair House to examine the traditional brewing process in their on-site brewery.