Exeter 22 Bargain Hunt


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Exeter 22

The antiques challenge comes from Exeter, where the teams are helped by Catherine Southon and Philip Serrell. And Tim heads over to Sherbourne Castle in Dorset.


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Amongst all this stuff, we believe that there are bargains to be found.

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And to prove it, let's go bargain hunting!

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We're in Devon with some local teams,

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two sisters versus a husband and wife.

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But who are going to make the most fruitful decisions?

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'The girls give their expert a tough time.'

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That IS antique to me and to Claire.

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-LAUGHING:

-Not saying you're antique!

-No. Just the shoes.

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'Charming(!) The blues seem to lose their expert altogether.'

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It's back over there. Go! Come on! SHE LAUGHS

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-Where have they gone?

-'How will it all shake out?'

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Now, let's meet everyone on Bargain Hunt.

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-We've got Katie and Claire, sisters, for the reds. Hi, girls.

-BOTH: Hello.

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Katie, you are the elder and eldest of several.

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Yes. Claire's one of my sisters. There's 11 months between us.

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I've got three other sisters.

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-Five of you in the family!

-Five girls.

-That's quite something.

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Your poor father! How does he cope?

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-Well, he has an ally in the dog. The dog's a boy.

-So, two old dogs!

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Well, that's marvellous.

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-You're a student, baby. What are you studying?

-I'm studying theology.

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Are you very religious?

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Yes, I am a committed Christian.

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My whole family is. We go to Exeter Cathedral.

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I'm studying with my fiance, Jonathan, who's going to be a vicar.

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-Would you like to be a vicar, too?

-No. I'd actually like to go into teaching when I've finished.

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-When you're not studying, what do you like to do?

-We like shopping.

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I like going to Camden Market in London.

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I bought a purple Indian rug for a bargain.

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You'll be pleased that I got it for £20.

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-Yes.

-I saw one in a shop at home and it was £120!

-Never?

-Mm-hm.

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-Straight up?

-Yeah. Mm-hm.

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I would say you're going to be a bit of a devil on this programme.

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Now, you've got a good eye. What about your little sister?

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-Oh, I've got a very good eye, Tim.

-Have you?

-Yeah.

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-Are you a student, too?

-No, I'm a full-time mum to my son Joshua, who's nine months.

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-Congratulations. Is he a bundle of trouble?

-Yes. He's just started crawling.

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-What do you do in your spare time?

-Me and my husband Nick love the great outdoors.

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-You take Josh with you?

-Yes.

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-Is he a pretty tough egg?

-Yeah. He's like his dad.

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Would you say you're a natural bargain hunter?

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Oh, yeah. I don't like to pay full ticket price for anything.

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-Haggle is the name of the game.

-You're going to have fun today.

-Yes.

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We're looking forward to seeing what you buy. Good luck.

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-Steve and Joy.

-Hello.

-How long have you two been married?

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-We've been married 31 years.

-Have you?

-We have indeed.

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-You have an incredibly important job.

-Um, well... Yes.

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I'm the manager of Exeter Food Bank. It's been going about two years.

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We provide emergency food for people who are in crisis.

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A crisis is defined for the food bank as people who have no food and no money to buy food.

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-This is aid within Britain?

-This is within Exeter city.

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-Within Exeter itself?

-There's 100 food banks across the country.

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-Gosh! I had no idea!

-Yes, it's a huge and growing movement.

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As recession kicks in, it's getting more in demand.

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-We give a third of a tonne of food a week.

-Good Lord!

-To people who wouldn't have food otherwise.

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-That must be thoroughly worthwhile.

-It's very satisfying.

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-Thank you for telling us about it.

-Thank you for asking.

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-Steve, what do you do?

-I'm a self-employed painter and decorator.

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I've been doing it for 30 years, off and on.

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-What do you like best about the job?

-It's meeting people, for a start.

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I meet lots of local people.

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Doing a good job for them.

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Just enjoying the way they look at their living room or landing and say, "Wonderful! Well done!"

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On some occasions, you use modest amounts of paint, don't you?

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Yes, I do enjoy painting on a canvas as well as walls.

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I also like painting miniatures,

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one of which I have here.

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-Which you just happen to have brought with you.

-Yes.

-Look at that!

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And is that a lane near you?

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It's where we used to live, a little lane coming up to our house.

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Thank you very much for showing us.

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Anyway, the money moment.

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The moment you've been waiting for. £300 apiece. You know the rules.

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

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Our red team is joined by summer loving Philip Serrell.

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And the blues will be skipping round with Catherine Southon. Lovely.

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-Now, have we got a plan?

-Yeah.

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-Which is?

-Spend as little money as possible.

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Something small. Something silver.

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-Silver!

-Walking sticks.

-Walking sticks?

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Quality, quirky, unusual, no money. This is gonna be a miracle.

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'Plenty of fascinating stalls here in Exeter. Can our teams cash in?'

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-That one's pretty.

-That's pretty?

-Yeah.

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You'll appreciate I don't do much handbag buying.

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-That's quite short.

-It is quite short.

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Do me!

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'The girls have spotted some brown furniture. Is that a lectern?'

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We should have bought that for you! Or your fiance.

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'Steve and Joy have discovered a box of goodies.'

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-Is that Tunbridge ware?

-Yes. It looks like a paper knife.

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Or envelope opener. The quality is good. It's in nice condition.

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Late 19th-century tourist ware. What would be your best on that?

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-I'm afraid it's only 40.

-Right. OK. Fair enough.

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Realistically, if we want to put it into auction,

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we'd have to get it at around 20.

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'Well, it's a possibility.

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'Phil's found something sharp. Will this cut it with Claire and Katie?'

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It's mother-of-pearl.

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It's hallmarked silver. A little fruit knife. £28. Do you like that?

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-Not revved-up with enthusiasm here!

-Not revved-up. No.

-No.

-Fine.

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I know my place.

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'Try a wool winder on them, Phil.'

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-Do you like that?

-I've not seen one before.

-No.

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Look at this!

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If ever a face told a thousand words!

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Let me see if I can impersonate that!

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-Was that it?

-That's close!

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'Meanwhile, Joy's spotted a giant cup! I think.'

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-Oak wine sloop.

-A what?

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'Is it a scoop or a sloop? It's a scoop.'

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Oh, scoop! I read it as "sloop"! How old is that, then?

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That is the short of thing Philip Serrell would buy.

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1910, somewhere around that, or a bit earlier.

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It's French. They scooped it out the barrel to taste it. Hand-carved.

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-It's interesting but I'm wondering if it's that commercial...

-No.

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-That's fine.

-..where we're going.

-Onward and upward.

-You said it.

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'Ah! Katie's found some miniature footwear.'

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-1975.

-That IS antique to me.

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-And to Claire. LAUGHING:

-Not saying you're antique!

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No, just the shoes.

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-That's not very nice, is it?

-If your shoes are 1975, they could be worth a bit.

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-I'm here to help you.

-Yeah.

-You're telling me I'm antique.

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'Those girls are just not treating our expert seriously.'

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It's a cigar holder. Telescopic, which is nice.

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You open it up, put your little... cigarette, really.

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-What was the best price on that?

-40.

-We can keep looking a bit more.

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-We've got plenty of time.

-At the moment. The panic crashes in at the last ten minutes!

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-What are you thinking so far?

-It's great fun!

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'Holding hands! How sweet!

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'Claire and Katie are hard to please. What's that Phil's got now?'

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This is a nut.

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You two, you can't hide the way you feel, can you?

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-You cannot! "This is a nut!" "What?"

-All right.

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Just give me that look again. That's the one.

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'Catherine's found some little nips.'

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Oh! It's a shame we're not selling on the Isle of Man.

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Are they Isle of Man? Sheffield 1912.

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-But these legs, isn't that the Isle of Man?

-Yes.

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Oh, what a shame.

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How much are these? 35. >

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Oh, aren't they pretty?

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'Another possibility worth thinking about.

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'What's Phil found? Can he sell it to the girls?'

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They're steps off a boat,

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-but I think they make fantastic house shelves.

-That's cool.

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I like them.

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I think they're wicked and they'd make a very cool set of shelves.

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I've got me coat caught in there. If you put those into auction...

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-Do you want help?

-No.

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We've seen three items that we sort of like. The Tunbridge ware.

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-You like your cigarette holder.

-I've gone off that.

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-Oh, you've gone off that?

-Yes.

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-What's she like?

-Well, it just seems a bit basic.

-A bit basic.

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It's Bakelite and base metal.

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-Well, it's such a huge place!

-Right! Come on!

-We've got more to look at.

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'Catherine's getting anxious about time. She's determined to find better prospects.

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'Perhaps an arty magic lantern slide for Steve.'

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-Makes you go a bit funny.

-Like ironing a checked shirt.

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Would you be prepared to do something outrageously foolhardy?

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-Go for 22?

-< No, I'm sorry.

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No? Not even outrageous at 25?

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< No. The best I can do is £29.

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Just one on its own in a sale at that price,

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I'm not sure you'll make a profit.

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'OK. It's staying on the "possibles" list.

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'Half the shopping time's gone and no-one's bought anything!'

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-I like these.

-Let's have a look.

-They're decorative.

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They're nice things.

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-Port and starboard.

-The handle's missing.

-65 for the pair.

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We could ask for a bit off for the handle.

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I think they're quite nice.

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-In your house, they're quite quirky.

-Yeah. I like them.

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What was the best you could do on these? Please?

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55. And that's very good value for a pair. >

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For a pair. I know there's a ring missing. >

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-Would you take 50?

-I would take 50. >

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That's because the ring's missing. >

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-Yeah?

-Do you want to buy them?

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-You actually want to buy something?

-You have a deal.

-Thank you.

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'The reds are up and running.'

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They bought something! They bought something!

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'And the blues have found a strange stick.'

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-Isn't that lovely with the snake?

-All the way down.

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-There's no real damage to it.

-No.

-Is there, in the wood?

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What was your best price on that?

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The very best would be 110. < Would it? Yeah.

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This is possibly worth much more. It might be North American. >

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It doesn't look particularly English.

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STALL HOLDER: I'm not a specialist in walking sticks.

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Well, we've got a man who is.

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-It's quite nice with the coin set in the top.

-And the coin is...?

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Queen Anne. > < Could you do it for 90?

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Um...

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I can't. 110 really is it. I think there is money in that.

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-I think we have to nudge it below.

-100?

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I said 110. I'll go to 100.

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< OK. What do we say? That is it. 100.

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-That's a reasonable price.

-It's your call.

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-I say yes.

-I say yes.

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-£100?

-Yes.

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-Sold.

-< Thank you very much.

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-You're very welcome.

-Thank you very much.

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For all of you who say there's nothing but boring brown furniture

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in these fairs, this is the antithesis of brown furniture.

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It's something that is so much the look of the late '50s.

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What's great about it is the design.

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What we've got is a complete wrap-around series of panels

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across the front, which have been decorated

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with oddball spiky musical instruments

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and look, to me, very much like the work of a furniture designer

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and interior decorator

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Piero Fornasetti.

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What I like is that it comes complete with this back unit.

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The back unit is made out of two As - an upright A

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and an upside down A.

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The top part supports a unit with a sliding door,

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behind which you'd keep your glasses or your bottles.

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Above that, there's a sheet of plate glass.

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And underneath, a curious brass frilly-topped container

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that looks a bit like a jardiniere,

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but you'd have kept additional bottles in it.

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The ultimate sign of quality, I think, is the top of the bar,

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which is in solid marble, a lovely pink-brown variegated marble

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that would have cost a lot of money at the time.

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So what's a unit like this worth?

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Well, the dealer who rescued it from France is asking £1,850.

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And at that, I think I could get...quite thirsty.

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'So, what are our teams up to?

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'Claire fancies a clock. What does Phil think?'

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So who's it by?

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It's a Birmingham hallmark. Does it work?

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Did do, before you played with it.

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It's the Ansonia Clock Co, so this is an American movement

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that would have been manufactured in Massachusetts or somewhere.

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It would have been shipped over to this country in 1905, 1910

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and put in this silver case.

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-You like it, don't you?

-Yeah. I do.

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How much have you spent so far?

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-BOTH: £50.

-And what's the best on that?

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I'll do it for 180, just to get rid of you.

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How much do you think it'll make at auction?

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I think it's gonna make between £120 and £180.

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Can you come down any more?

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I'll smile at you sweetly.

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-Please.

-175, and that's really it.

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'Girls, time is ticking away.

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'The blues are starting to panic!'

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We've got about just under 15 minutes. What do you want to do?

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-What about the sugar tongs?

-Yeah. I think it'd be good to get those.

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'OK, they've got a plan. Can the girls get the clock price down?'

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Could you take the five off?

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What else are you going to buy?

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Well, Claire will give you a kiss, how's that?

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LAUGHTER

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Oh, dear. Go on! We like it.

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-170?

-And a handshake.

-And a handshake?

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As long as he doesn't give me the kiss.

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Robert, let me assure you, that will not be in the equation.

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-Where have we got to?

-170 on the clock.

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-170 on the clock.

-That's it, is it? She likes the clock.

-Yes.

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-170.

-Thank you.

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'You nearly made a man happy!

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'The reds have two items. What about the blues?'

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-Yes, it is. Oh, no, it's not.

-'They're lost.

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'They've lost Catherine as well. It's a big hall.

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'They're in big trouble.'

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It's back over there. Go! Come on! SHE LAUGHS

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'Katie's having a rest.

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'No. She's trying out a chair.'

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Does it come off completely?

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'No. She's breaking a chair. Get out of there, girls!'

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Help!

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'Joy and Steve have found their nips again.'

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We were wondering whether you'd do them for 25.

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No. I can't. 35. 35. Could we meet halfway?

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Say 30? Please?

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Reg, can we let these go for 30?

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Can you let them go for 30?

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-Just this once?

-Please, Reg?

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Just this once. > Thank you, Reg, very much!

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That's great. We'll do that, then.

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'So both teams have two items, but time's almost up.'

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-We've got three minutes left.

-Where...?

-I don't want you to feel under pressure.

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'Steve and Joy still can't find Catherine.'

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Catherine. Catherine!

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Where have they gone?

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Catherine!

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Shall we stand on a chair and call her?

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I can't believe it. I just went back to see about that slide.

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The gorgeous slide. And it's gone!

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-That would have been the best third thing. Did you get the tongs?

-Yes.

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-We got them for 30.

-Great.

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-OK. What's your third item?

-Don't know.

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We were going to go back not necessarily to the Tunbridge ware thing, but at that stall.

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'Meanwhile, the reds are eyeing up a magnifying glass and a funny fork,

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'if you see what I mean.'

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-Is it plastic?

-No, it's not plastic. It's horn.

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It's got little silver mounts on it and a little Scottish thistle.

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I think it's better than a magnifying glass.

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-You've got to buy the fork or the magnifier.

-How much is the fork?

-20.

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-Ten!

-Listen.

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-Which do you like better?

-I like that one. It's more unusual.

0:19:410:19:45

OK. And what's the price? Best price?

0:19:450:19:48

18.

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-£18...

-15 and a kiss.

0:19:510:19:53

But not from me.

0:19:530:19:55

-Look, I've got it. 15 and two kisses, one each!

-OK.

0:19:550:20:00

-Deal!

-Deal!

0:20:000:20:02

'Too much kissing, I'd say. He's developing a taste for it.

0:20:020:20:07

'They've got three items, by hook or by snog!

0:20:070:20:10

-'Now, where are those blues?'

-Shall we do the wine scoop?

0:20:100:20:14

See if you can get it really cheap. Go. We've got no time.

0:20:140:20:17

The very best I'd do is £60.

0:20:170:20:19

There are four people who are interested in it.

0:20:190:20:23

-Could we do 55?

-Go on. I'll do 55.

0:20:230:20:27

-Oh, thank you!

-Do you want that?

0:20:270:20:31

-I think it's interesting.

-Let's go for it. >

0:20:310:20:34

< It's caused a lot of interest here.

0:20:340:20:37

-OK.

-Sold! I think!

0:20:370:20:40

Thank you.

0:20:400:20:42

We must be mad!

0:20:430:20:45

Time's up. Why don't we check out how the reds spent their cash?

0:20:470:20:52

'They got a pair of ship's running lights for £50.

0:20:520:20:57

'The silver clock set them back 170.

0:20:570:21:01

'And they pitched £15 on a horn pickle fork.'

0:21:030:21:06

Listen, you sisters, have you been falling out?

0:21:080:21:12

-W-well...

-Yeah.

-Just a bit! How's the referee getting on?

0:21:120:21:17

-He's had a fraught 59 minutes, but we got there, didn't we?

-Yes.

0:21:170:21:22

-Anyway, you spent up pretty well. What's your total?

-235, we spent.

0:21:220:21:27

235! That's a first-rate number. So £65 of leftover lolly, please.

0:21:270:21:32

-There you go.

-Thank you very much. £65 goes straight to the man.

0:21:320:21:37

Good luck with that, Phil.

0:21:370:21:39

Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the blues are doing?

0:21:390:21:42

'A walking stick carved with rattle snakes cost them £100.

0:21:420:21:48

'Silver nips with Manx-man forks came in at 30.

0:21:480:21:54

'And a huge wooden scoop was lifted for 55.'

0:21:540:21:58

-Steve and Joy, was that pure joy?

-It was great fun, thank you.

0:21:590:22:03

-Pure joy!

-Shopping with other people's money is always good.

0:22:030:22:07

-Wonderful, yes.

-You're lucky having Catherine, too.

0:22:070:22:11

-Yeah. We loved it.

-Thank you.

-How much did you spend?

-£185.

0:22:110:22:16

So £115 of leftover lolly somewhere, please. Thank you. £115.

0:22:160:22:21

Catherine, what are you going to spend that on?

0:22:210:22:24

-Something that will sparkle.

-Lovely.

-Something blingy!

0:22:240:22:27

Something for the girls! I think there's a hint there!

0:22:270:22:32

Meanwhile, I feel a bit of a castle coming on.

0:22:320:22:35

Sherborne Castle really is in the most magnificent position.

0:22:410:22:46

A Tudor mansion just on the outskirts of Sherborne

0:22:460:22:50

in the county of Dorset.

0:22:500:22:52

It's currently the home of the Wingfield Digby family,

0:22:520:22:57

but once upon a time, it was the home of Sir Walter Raleigh,

0:22:570:23:01

who built the principal part of the property late in the 16th century.

0:23:010:23:07

The site was leased to Raleigh in 1592 by the first Queen Elizabeth.

0:23:070:23:13

She had a soft spot for him, but all that changed

0:23:130:23:16

when she discovered he'd secretly married her lady-in-waiting.

0:23:160:23:22

Fortunately, Raleigh didn't lose his head on that occasion.

0:23:220:23:26

Here in the red drawing room, we've got a delicious narrative picture

0:23:260:23:33

that shows Queen Elizabeth I, it is thought in 1600,

0:23:330:23:37

being transported by her noblemen.

0:23:370:23:40

Elizabeth herself is ageing but, of course, she's the Faerie Queene

0:23:400:23:46

and therefore, in all official pictures,

0:23:460:23:50

she's still plastered with white oxide make-up

0:23:500:23:54

to cover up the pock marks in her skin caused by attacks of smallpox.

0:23:540:23:59

And she's portrayed as a relatively young woman,

0:23:590:24:04

despite being in her late 60s.

0:24:040:24:06

Famously, Raleigh threw his cloak across a puddle

0:24:060:24:09

to save the royal footwear.

0:24:090:24:12

He imported potatoes and tobacco.

0:24:120:24:15

He was a privateer, a sort of licensed pirate.

0:24:150:24:20

He would have been after booty,

0:24:200:24:22

which might have included exotic pieces of furniture like this.

0:24:220:24:27

This box is Indo-Portuguese.

0:24:270:24:31

The Portuguese, in the early 1500s, discovered India

0:24:310:24:36

and they started importing exotic pieces like this,

0:24:360:24:40

which in turn became treasured by the princely households in Europe.

0:24:400:24:44

Nobody had seen anything quite like them.

0:24:440:24:47

What we've got here is a travelling box.

0:24:470:24:50

It's got a swing handle on the top.

0:24:500:24:53

It's a piece of furniture that is small and portable,

0:24:530:24:58

but extremely exotic.

0:24:580:25:01

Look at the density of inlay on this one panel.

0:25:010:25:06

We've got a Tree of Life, which centres on an ivory vase.

0:25:060:25:10

It sprouts such vigorous growth

0:25:100:25:13

that it completely fills that central reserve.

0:25:130:25:19

The best bit of all, I think, are these little babies in each corner.

0:25:190:25:24

What we've got here are mermaids with entwined scaly lower bodies,

0:25:240:25:30

all in ivory stained green.

0:25:300:25:33

Then they've got this curious wooden skirt.

0:25:330:25:37

The detail on the ivory has been created with red hot needles,

0:25:370:25:43

which have burnt the ivory.

0:25:430:25:45

They've rubbed in some black mastic,

0:25:450:25:48

so that you can see the contrasting lines and designs.

0:25:480:25:54

When you consider that this is only one surface of the box,

0:25:540:25:59

that the top and the sides are similarly covered,

0:25:590:26:02

you get to see just what an exotic inlaid effect this is.

0:26:020:26:07

The like of which would not have been seen in Europe.

0:26:070:26:11

The big question today is

0:26:110:26:13

what is our teams' booty likely to be worth over at the auction?

0:26:130:26:17

It's lovely to be at Tamlyn's saleroom in Bridgwater

0:26:260:26:30

-with our auctioneer, Claire Rawle. Good morning, Claire.

-Good morning.

0:26:300:26:35

First up are these navigation lamps.

0:26:350:26:38

Where do you think they might have been used?

0:26:380:26:42

On a yacht or a small pleasure craft. I don't think you'd see it on anything very large.

0:26:420:26:47

I think they were always made to be powered by electricity.

0:26:470:26:51

-They can't be earlier than 1900. They've got some age.

-They have.

0:26:510:26:56

You can tell from the brass. They have a look about them.

0:26:560:27:00

Actually nice quality, I think. Quite attractive items those.

0:27:000:27:05

-Got many old salts around these parts?

-Lots round these parts. Yes.

0:27:050:27:10

-Bridgwater was quite a busy port in its day.

-Good.

0:27:100:27:14

-What do you think they might bring?

-I've put 30 to 50 on them.

0:27:140:27:18

-The team paid £50, so they're at the top end, but they've got the look.

-I think so.

0:27:180:27:25

-What about this wacky timepiece? Do you like that?

-I like the case.

0:27:250:27:30

It's very pretty, but I'm not sure about the movement. It's Ansonia.

0:27:300:27:34

-They were mass produced. I'd prefer a nice French movement.

-How much?

0:27:340:27:40

-80 to 120.

-£170 paid.

0:27:400:27:43

-That's a tip-top price.

-Mmmm.

0:27:430:27:45

-Last item is the horn fork.

-Yes.

-With its silver mounts.

-Yes.

0:27:450:27:51

-Would that be Scottish?

-Well, it's got a thistle on it!

0:27:510:27:55

And it's made of horn, so, yes.

0:27:550:27:58

-Bit of Scottish pickle forking.

-Yes. I assume it's a pickle fork.

0:27:580:28:02

-What's your estimate?

-£10 to £15.

0:28:020:28:05

-£15 they paid.

-Oh, right.

-And a nice clean little thing.

0:28:050:28:09

I bet you make a profit on that, but whether it will be sufficient

0:28:090:28:13

to catch up with the predicted losses likely to be made on the timepiece remains to be seen.

0:28:130:28:19

They're going to need their Bonus Buy, so let's have a look at it.

0:28:190:28:23

-Now, girls, 65 notes you gave the man, right?

-Yes.

-To go and find you

0:28:240:28:29

-the most profitable thing he could in the way of a Bonus Buy.

-Right.

0:28:290:28:34

I sort of tried.

0:28:340:28:36

-I bought that. Isn't that sweet?

-ALL: Ah!

0:28:360:28:40

-It's a little Mauchline ware crib.

-How much did you spend?

-£20.

0:28:400:28:46

-Right...

-That's quite good.

0:28:460:28:48

You're looking completely under-whelmed.

0:28:480:28:51

-Katie, are you all right, girl?

-I'll reserve judgment...

0:28:510:28:54

PHIL LAUGHS ..on this one.

0:28:540:28:57

-Claire?

-How much do you think it'll make?

0:28:580:29:01

I was hoping it'd make £30 to £50.

0:29:010:29:04

What would you do with it?

0:29:040:29:07

Well, look at it.

0:29:070:29:09

Right.

0:29:090:29:10

It's a piece of Mauchline ware. This was from Colwyn Bay.

0:29:110:29:16

When you went on holiday to Colwyn Bay in 1900, 1910,

0:29:160:29:20

this was a stick of rock you bought.

0:29:200:29:23

-When YOU went on holiday then.

-Oh! That's not nice!

0:29:230:29:27

Just a holiday memento, but I've never seen a crib.

0:29:270:29:31

You see lots of little boxes but I think it's a sweet thing.

0:29:310:29:35

-And I'm clearly on my own here.

-I wouldn't say that.

0:29:350:29:38

What would you use it for? You could put paperclips in it.

0:29:380:29:43

You could have it on your desk as a little novelty.

0:29:430:29:46

If you were in love with north Wales,

0:29:460:29:49

what better object could you have?

0:29:490:29:51

-Yes, exactly! I'm won over!

-Won over!

0:29:510:29:55

Now, for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneeress thinks of Phil's crib.

0:29:550:30:02

What about that for a charming little collectable?

0:30:030:30:06

I thought that was quite sweet. Mauchline ware you see a lot of.

0:30:060:30:10

-But in the shape of a crib, it's rather unusual.

-Yes.

0:30:100:30:14

I don't know about the business of this image on the top.

0:30:140:30:18

-It's quite grubby.

-The image is a little dark.

0:30:180:30:21

Very often they get quite rubbed, so at least it is still there.

0:30:210:30:25

And the crib is unusual. Anyway, your estimate is...?

0:30:250:30:29

-30 to 50.

-Very good. Philip Serrell cunningly paid only £20.

-Excellent.

0:30:290:30:34

That's it for the reds. Now for the blues.

0:30:340:30:38

-First up is their stick. How do you rate that?

-I quite liked it.

0:30:380:30:43

Again, it's not an uncommon item. It has a good feel to it.

0:30:430:30:48

I think there's been a bit of an addition to the top.

0:30:480:30:52

-You think the knob's later?

-It hasn't got the same feel about it.

0:30:520:30:56

The Queen Anne coin has probably been hammered in.

0:30:560:31:00

Probably a while ago. I don't think it's that modern.

0:31:000:31:03

-But quite attractive.

-What's your estimate?

0:31:030:31:06

-60 to 100.

-£100 paid. They may struggle to get to 100.

-Mm.

0:31:060:31:11

-The sugar tongs?

-Sugar tongs.

0:31:110:31:14

Well, they're silver sugar tongs.

0:31:140:31:16

They've got the Isle of Man logo on. They're not terribly heavy.

0:31:160:31:21

Scrap value isn't awfully high.

0:31:210:31:23

It's those tourists going over from Lancashire to the Isle of Man and bringing a souvenir back.

0:31:230:31:29

-Quite. Yes.

-How much, then?

-Ten to 15.

0:31:290:31:33

-Oh, Lordy! £30 they paid.

-OK.

-So that's not much cop.

0:31:330:31:38

-What about this hardwood mug thing?

-CLAIRE LAUGHS

0:31:380:31:42

-I think the question is, which country?

-Yes.

0:31:420:31:46

-I wonder whether it might be a bit of Indian village gear...

-Yeah.

0:31:460:31:51

..that's been cleared out and sent over.

0:31:510:31:54

-What's your estimate?

-I put 30 to 60 on it.

-Did you? £55 they paid.

0:31:540:31:59

-Oh, OK.

-Which is quite a whack for a rustic lump. They've got problems.

0:31:590:32:04

They're going to need their Bonus Buy, so let's go and have a look at it.

0:32:040:32:07

Now, Steve and Joy, this is your moment to find out what Catherine spent your £115 on.

0:32:070:32:13

Catherine, over to you!

0:32:130:32:15

-STEVE AND JOY: Oooh!

-We have a little cocktail shaker.

0:32:150:32:19

Not only is it a miniature cocktail shaker, it is a measure...

0:32:190:32:23

Oh, my goodness!

0:32:230:32:25

-Look at that!

-Look at that!

0:32:250:32:27

-That is beautiful.

-Cocktail sticks with little finials.

0:32:270:32:31

It's got a glass bead on the end that looks like a cherry.

0:32:310:32:36

I think it's a bit of fun.

0:32:360:32:38

I've sold these novelty cocktail shakers, different shapes and sizes.

0:32:380:32:43

Hopefully, we'll get a couple of people who'll be interested.

0:32:430:32:48

-How much?

-Yes!

0:32:480:32:50

Well! That is the big question. I paid £50.

0:32:500:32:54

-Oh, did you?

-Is that shock horror, relief or what?

0:32:540:32:58

-It's a sort of, "Right."

-You don't know whether you're surprised or horrified.

0:32:580:33:04

What would you say? Does it have a profit?

0:33:040:33:07

I would hope so. To be honest, it is a gamble, but it could be...

0:33:070:33:11

-Could be a good gamble.

-Well, how interesting, Catherine.

0:33:110:33:15

We need a couple of barmen.

0:33:150:33:17

A couple of alcoholics in Bridgwater, please!

0:33:170:33:21

For the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about the little cocktail set.

0:33:210:33:26

-Well, that's nice, isn't it?

-It's quite sweet.

-A dinky little fellow.

0:33:260:33:32

It's a little cocktail measure. You've got your measurements.

0:33:320:33:36

Take the top off.

0:33:360:33:39

Lo and behold, inside, we have cocktail sticks.

0:33:390:33:42

-So I think it's quite fun.

-Yes.

0:33:420:33:45

There are collectors of these little items that would quite like this.

0:33:450:33:51

-How much, do you think?

-20 to 40.

-Is that all?

0:33:510:33:55

£50, Catherine paid.

0:33:550:33:58

-Well, I think it is a quirky enough item. It might appeal.

-Very good.

0:33:580:34:04

-Are you looking forward to the auction?

-Yes, of course.

-So are we.

0:34:040:34:07

-Katie and Clairy, how are you feeling, girls?

-Quite excited. It's our first time at an auction.

0:34:180:34:24

-What is your prediction that's going to do really well?

-I still like my ship's lamps.

0:34:240:34:29

Well, I like your ship's lamps, I have to say.

0:34:290:34:33

The leather clock and hallmarked silver, Clairy, you paid £170.

0:34:330:34:38

-Her estimate is £80 to £120.

-Oh, dear.

-Not such a good estimate.

0:34:380:34:43

First up are your lamps. Here they come.

0:34:430:34:47

Lot 94, rather nice these.

0:34:470:34:49

A pair of small Davy pre-war ship's port and starboard lamps. Lot 94.

0:34:490:34:56

£30? Start me away?

0:34:560:34:58

-Go on!

-All right, then, 20? Get it going.

0:34:580:35:01

20 I have. 25. Now 30.

0:35:010:35:04

No. 25 I've got in the room.

0:35:040:35:06

At 25. Now, 30? At 25. Now, 30 anywhere?

0:35:060:35:10

I don't like the sound of this.

0:35:100:35:12

Are you all done? They're going to sell. 25 it is.

0:35:120:35:15

-Those ship's lights have gone out.

-Aren't doing it in Bridgwater.

0:35:150:35:20

Hallmarked silver and leather clock.

0:35:200:35:22

Birmingham 1903. Pretty little thing this.

0:35:220:35:25

What can I say? Start me away. £50 straight in.

0:35:250:35:29

-£50 for the little clock?

-Oh, Clairy...!

0:35:290:35:32

Thank you. 50 I have. Five.

0:35:320:35:35

60. Five. 70.

0:35:350:35:37

Five. 80. Five.

0:35:370:35:40

-It's going up.

-90. Five.

0:35:400:35:43

95 away there. Now 100 anywhere?

0:35:430:35:46

At £95, are you all sure? Selling, then, at 95...

0:35:460:35:50

I don't like the look of this. 95 is minus 75.

0:35:500:35:55

-That takes you to minus one ton!

-We do it in style.

-Here's the fork.

0:35:550:36:00

The horn fork with the silver mount, little Scottish one. Lot 96.

0:36:000:36:05

Start me away. £10 anywhere for it? £10? Little pickle fork?

0:36:050:36:09

£10? £5, surely?

0:36:090:36:12

I'm in a bit of a pickle about this.

0:36:120:36:16

£5 anywhere? No-one going to give it a good home?

0:36:160:36:20

I can't keep begging.

0:36:200:36:22

No. Sorry. Nobody seems to want the little fork.

0:36:220:36:26

Oh! They've passed it! They've passed it!

0:36:260:36:32

-Is that a first?

-You're minus 15 on that.

0:36:320:36:36

We haven't had a passed lot in the last eight years.

0:36:360:36:40

-We get the fork back?

-Yeah. You get the fork back.

-Can I take it home?

0:36:400:36:44

You can do what you like with the fork.

0:36:440:36:47

Anyway, overall, you are now minus 115. OK?

0:36:470:36:52

Which is not so good.

0:36:520:36:54

What about that crib you were so rude about?

0:36:540:36:57

-We'll give it a go.

-What's happened to Miss Snarky about the crib?

0:36:570:37:03

-It can't get much worse, can it?

-Do you know something?

0:37:030:37:07

It cannot get much worse.

0:37:070:37:09

We're going with the crib at £20.

0:37:090:37:12

Lot 100, a Mauchline ware crib with Colwyn Bay on it.

0:37:120:37:16

Start me away. What can I say? £20 anywhere?

0:37:160:37:19

20? £10, then?

0:37:190:37:22

I think we're doomed, aren't we?

0:37:220:37:24

Ten I have out in the alcove. Do I see 12 anywhere?

0:37:240:37:28

Well, it's going to be ten. £10 it is, then.

0:37:280:37:32

Good day this, isn't it?

0:37:320:37:34

-Just £10 for that.

-Never mind.

-It's minus £10.

0:37:340:37:38

Which is minus 125.

0:37:380:37:40

The thing is with this, girls,

0:37:400:37:42

-minus 125 could be a winning score, the way things are going.

-Really?

0:37:420:37:46

-Yeah. So don't say a dickie bird to those beastly blues.

-My lips are sealed.

0:37:460:37:52

-Steve and Joy, do you know what the form is with the reds?

-No.

-No.

0:38:040:38:08

You don't know what their score is. That's perfect.

0:38:080:38:11

We'll just whisk through your lots. The stick.

0:38:110:38:15

She's estimated £60 to £100.

0:38:150:38:17

-Oh, dear.

-The sugar tongs with the Isle of Man three-footed terminals.

0:38:170:38:21

Ten to 15, she's put on those.

0:38:210:38:24

So she's not so chuffed about those.

0:38:240:38:26

The scoop job, she's estimated 30 to 60.

0:38:260:38:30

You paid 55, so it'll be really interesting

0:38:300:38:33

to see what the folk of Bridgwater make of this very rare native lump.

0:38:330:38:38

-He's talking about me!

-Oh, Joy! Would I call you a native lump?

0:38:380:38:43

-I certainly would not.

-I would.

-Steve! 32 years you've been married.

0:38:430:38:48

Anyway, here comes the stick.

0:38:480:38:50

Walking cane. This is the one carved with the snakes.

0:38:500:38:55

I start straight in at £60...

0:38:550:38:57

-Good.

-We want a bit more than that.

0:38:570:39:00

..At £60 then. It's going to sell...

0:39:000:39:03

Oh, no! No, no, no, no!

0:39:030:39:06

-Oh, rats!

-Sorry, team. Minus 40.

0:39:060:39:09

I had a horrible feeling about that. Now, the sugar tongs.

0:39:090:39:13

With the Isle of Man symbols to the ends. Lot 117.

0:39:130:39:17

Start me away, £10 anywhere for them?

0:39:170:39:20

< Little sugar nips? £10...?

0:39:200:39:22

-Oh, dear!

-I don't like the sound of this.

-Neither do I.

0:39:220:39:26

..Bid's at five. And eight. And ten.

0:39:260:39:29

12? No.

0:39:290:39:31

At ten. On my right, then, at £10. Are you all sure? Selling at £10.

0:39:310:39:36

-That is minus £20. How can that be for solid silver?

-Absolutely.

0:39:360:39:42

-That's a bit unfair.

-This could be a blood bath, this treen.

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What can I say for this one please?

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£20 to get it away? £20?

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-< £10?

-It's going to go very quiet.

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< £10? Surely it can be used for something.

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It would burn for a long time.

0:40:000:40:02

-Oh, come on!

-Yes! Oh, come on!

0:40:020:40:05

Anybody want it for £10? £10 I have.

0:40:050:40:08

Do I see 12 anywhere? Bid's at ten. On my left at £10. At ten.

0:40:080:40:13

Are you all sure and done? It's going to sell at ten.

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We can safely assume

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that the burghers of Bridgwater don't like native scoops much.

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OK. That is 40...85... That is minus 105.

0:40:230:40:27

-That's not a great score.

-I thought it was the ones who lost the most.

0:40:270:40:32

Yes. That's what we were aiming for. We were playing a different game.

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Now, the cocktail measure. Are you going to have a punt?

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-Let's go out with a bang.

-Yes. Let's really win with a big loss.

0:40:400:40:44

You REALLY don't like my cocktail shaker!

0:40:440:40:47

-Seriously, are you going with the Bonus Buy?

-Yes.

-£50 paid.

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It is the smartest, chic-est, oddest little cocktail shaker in the world.

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You're going to take a punt and I don't blame you.

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Lot 122 is this rather sweet little 1930s cocktail measure.

0:41:010:41:07

£38. At 38. Do I see 40 anywhere? Bid's with me at 38.

0:41:070:41:11

At 38. Now 40? 40 in the room. At £40.

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Now two anywhere? The bid's in the room. All done? Selling at £40.

0:41:150:41:20

-Rats!

-That is not as bad as it might have been. Minus £10.

-Oh, well.

0:41:200:41:26

We're keeping up the record. It's minus 115.

0:41:260:41:30

-You never know, 115...

-Might be a winning score.

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-So don't say a word to the reds.

-No.

-Thank you very much.

0:41:350:41:39

-Well, teams, you been chatting?

-ALL: No.

0:41:470:41:49

Well, there are some direct comparisons between you both today.

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-There's hardly a sheet of Bronco between you.

-Really?

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But you've not made any profits. You've both made monumental losses.

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In fact, not one single item for either team made any money at all.

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In fact, both of the Bonus Buys failed to make money.

0:42:090:42:13

-Oh, good.

-It's a classic result for Bargain Hunt.

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The team that is marginally further behind is...the reds.

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Oh! Boo-hoo!

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Minus 25, minus 75, minus 15, equals minus 115.

0:42:230:42:27

You went with the Bonus Buy, which is another tenner off. Minus 125.

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-Not too bad, is it?

-No. It's all right!

0:42:310:42:34

-Did you have a nice time?

-Yes, thank you.

-I hope you enjoyed it.

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The winners, though, who've won by only losing £115, are the blues!

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You two lost on everything. 40, 25, 45 gave you minus 105.

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You went with the Bonus Buy, lost another £10.

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You're minus 115.

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There's £10 between you, so you can walk tall with the accolade,

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which you've won by only losing £115.

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It's been a brilliant day. Join us soon for some more bargain hunting.

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-Yes?

-Yes!

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