Bargain Hunt is in Shrewsbury. Two talented ladies are steered round the stalls by Colin Young, while David Harper joins forces with two crazy radio buffs.
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It's that time of day again.
Another round of buying and selling.
But will today's teams be loss-makers or good bargain hunters?
Let's go bargain hunting, yeah!
Welcome to Shrewsbury,
birth place of Charles Darwin,
the father of the theory of evolution.
Clever chap, he was. We've got some clever sorts on the programme, too.
They're going to be given £300 apiece to find three items
to sell off at auction. The big question today is, though,
is it going to be the survival of the fittest?
And what a show we have for you today, bargain hunters!
Watch as the Reds get picky...
No, you don't want to go for that? No. OK.
I think that is too much money. No, actually, I don't like it that much.
Right. Now that it is close up, no.
That's not doing it for me. Not doing it for you? No. OK.
Well, we do try.
..and the Blues are faced with a hard sell.
You're onto a winner with that. There's a good profit in that.
I can see that doing in the saleroom £200.
That's a winner. That is going to do well at auction.
That's very confident.
But how will our teams fare at auction?
200. Yes, Colin. 50. Yeah! Five.
Let's meet the contestants.
Well, look at this. How lovely. Two sets of friends. Welcome.
Hello. Very nice to see you.
Now, Sally and Madeleine, I'm told you met at a bookshop, right?
That is right, yes.
It sold other things. It was Madeleine's dad's shop.
And we've been firm friends ever since.
And have you always done that line up of work?
No, I used to be a social worker but after nine years
I had burn-out, so I put on a backpack
and went round Europe with a good friend.
You never did! I did. Did you have any adventures?
Lots of adventures.
But books still form a big part of your life. Oh, yeah, huge.
I sell them, so... Yes. So, Maddie, are you as creative as Sally?
I've made cards in the past, but now me and my husband make cakes.
This is the moment for me to ask our cake monitor to come in.
Come on, Rache, come in and show us some of Maddie's cakes.
So, you have made us these special cupcakes
with our Bargain Hunt logo on the top.
They look absolutely delicious.
I'm going to have to resist tucking in right now.
What are your tactics going to be today? We are looking for bargains.
It's all price point as far as you are concerned? Yes.
You are going to follow your advice from the expert?
Absolutely. That could be your first big mistake.
Anyway, very good luck, girls, and I just love the look of the cupcakes.
Thank you, darling. Now, Tim and Simon. You are both obsessed with radio, is that right?
Yeah, we study radio production at Glyndwr University
As part of that, we do a weekly live radio show
on the community radio station in Wrexham.
As well as that, we host our own podcast, which we do weekly.
Gosh, you are busy, aren't you? Busy boys.
What got you into that, Tim? Great name, by the way.
I used to work in customer service
and the hard-of-hearing customers would come to me.
Beg your pardon?
Hey! The hard-of-hearing customers would come to me
because I could speak clearly and said, "You should work in radio."
And I said, "All right, I will."
What about you, Simon? Are you going to do well?
I think we're going to win.
Simon, you are a collector, though, aren't you? Yes.
I'm collecting records, vinyl records.
What is it about vinyl for you then?
You just get more quality per square inch,
more music per square inch than with MP3s.
Yes. And there is something authentic about that sound, isn't there?
Yeah. You got a warm, low end. I beg your pardon!
We've only just met.
You're going to do very well.
This is going to be pretty zany, I can tell you.
Anyway, here is your money moment. £300 apiece.
You know the rules. Your experts away. You be careful,
Madeleine, I don't want you dropping the cakes. Off you go!
And very, very, very good luck.
You see, today it is going to be wild!
So, who would you put your money on?
Ex-auctioneer Colin Young leading two very talented ladies
or a couple of radioheads in the company
of crazy David Harper? Hard to see
which way it is going to go.
Raring to go. Raring to go, yeah.
Marvellous, I love raring to go.
We're going to equality auction,
so we are just going to buy quality items.
Who needs a plan? Who needs an expert?
One complication here - the Red Team aren't sold on the colour red.
I have a thing about orange.
I love orange clothes, orange things in my house.
My whole house is a sea of orange. That's great news, isn't it?
And mine is green. Is it? Right.
Well, for you, the future is bright. Let's get shopping. Yes, absolutely.
Oh, the Michelin Man. These things are very collectible.
Anything to do with motoring, motorbi...motorbilia?
That works for me. I think we'll use that word, motorbilia.
The ideal car mascot would be a Lalique fish.
Now, if you can find me a Lalique fish, I'm on for that.
Find you a fish? That might work.
There's one. I can see that on my car bonnet.
But you wouldn't be able to see the road.
Rely on his vision, he's got big eyes. Very good point.
Elsewhere in the fair,
three sensible people assess army optics.
Good pair of military binoculars.
Worn, as you would expect. World War II-issue.
The price on those, £30.
Something maybe to consider. Is that something you would go for?
It's not doing it for me. Not doing it for you? No. OK, well, we do try.
OK, that's cool.
Colin may have to work hard here.
It looks like it is jade, but it isn't. It is some kind of... Glass?
It's almost glass, isn't it? Yeah. I mean, it's a copy.
It's a reproduction of a Chinese Buddhistic lion dog. Yeah.
There are a few names for these things. Shishi dog. Lion dog.
Or Dog of Fo. OK. And they always come in pairs.
They're a lion protector dogs, so they are looking after you.
So if you own them, it is a marvellous thing.
But woe betide anybody who crosses a lion dog.
And if that was the Ming dynasty lion dog made out of jade,
that thing could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.
As it is though? As it is, it's worth 20 quid.
For the pair. Do they still protect you as copies? Of course they do.
You have one shishi and you have one shishi. Thank you. Thanks, shishi.
Are you going to protect us and make us win Bargain Hunt today?
Be nice to them, boys.
I'm not going to be nice. I don't want to buy them.
Really? No. I agree.
I do apologise for the behaviour, they don't mean it really.
You know, cover your backs, boys.
Could this cast a dark cloud over their prospects? We'll see.
That's an interesting thing. Car mascot? Dolphin? No? OK.
Poor old Colin's powers of persuasion don't seem to be working here.
I think that's too much money.
Do you like it enough to make him an offer? No. No. No? OK.
No, actually, I don't like it that much. Now it's close up, no.
30's the best on it. 30's your best on it? No, that's too much.
No, you don't want to go for that? No. OK, here you go.
I've got two big boys and they want something big, can you help them?
Have you seen the ship's lantern? Oh, that's quite nice, yeah.
That is quite nice. What do we know about that then?
Apart from it's a ship's lantern.
It's from 1910, I think. Yeah. What sort of money is this for me?
It would have to be 160.
What is that going to make in auction, do you think?
I would reckon it would make about 200.
I mean, they are very collectible.
We've only ever had two of these. How much did your first one go for?
That fetched 280. Who is going to buy it? Any prospective pirates.
Pirates, do we have any pirates here? Ex-sailors might want one, maybe.
What would an ex-sailor do with it?
Look at it, I don't know. Reminisce. Reminisce about times lost.
I've got to say, that, in a maritime sale, would bring buyers out. OK.
Into a general sale, this is where we really have to take a punt,
take a chance, don't we?
If you've got the internet link, you'd be fine with it.
What would be the absolute best for it?
Go on, Buzz. Come on, Buzz.
Go on, Buzz. 130, Buzz. She just uses my money.
Split the difference, 140, yes, you can have it.
Shall we offer him 100 for this?
Well, I'm going to leave that to you, but in a very charming way.
We really like it. We'd like to...
What's a pirate term?
We would like to steal it, but we can't.
We would like to offer you £120.
We will help you with that crate.
Come back when it's full.
Seriously, we can't give stuff away, we are here to sell.
130, meet me halfway?
Yeah, yeah. 130?
Yeah, and I think you'll do really well.
That was a bit rubbishy pirate behaviour, I've got to say.
A real pirate would've got in there absolutely ruthlessly.
We wouldn't have even spoken to them,
we would have picked it up and run off into the distance.
Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much indeed.
So, the Blues are on the high seas with their first item...
..while Maddie has alighted on one of her favourite colours.
So, you like that, why? Because it is green. Because it is green, OK.
No, it's not doing it for me. No? Well, you're orange. I know.
Let's leave it.
It's an African bowl. Yeah. Look at that.
Tim, you said you wanted something that would work as a serviceable hat.
Let's see. It just about fits over your head. No, it is a bit small.
It is an ideal hat for me, I've got a massive head.
£75 price tag. It is a good thing, there's no doubt about it.
And, you know, I'd have it for that sort of money for home.
But I wouldn't put it into a general sale. No. Positively not.
Yeah, I quite like that. Yeah? Yeah. Am I good? A hat-trick of likes!
Right. OK, we like the object, that is always a good start.
Let's see what the condition is like.
That looks all right, doesn't it?
No chips on it or cracks. No chips. I do like that. It's got a look about it.
What would be the absolute best you could do on the...?
What have I got on it? 28 is the price that you've got on it.
You wouldn't go down to 20, would you? Um, 22?
21, like my age.
Go on, then.
Yes. Yeah. Definitely. An expert has been believed!
Yay! We have a deal.
Thanks very much. Thank you very much indeed.
So, the Reds have an item bagged.
Tim and Simon have been drawn to another small animal.
That is a quirky thing. Because it's a dog. It is a dog? Certainly.
It is quite recognisable as a dog.
I like that, it's a table piece.
It is alabaster on a marble base.
Have a hold of him. It's heavier than I expected.
Have a go on that.
Do think there's a market for it?
Always, particularly animals and particularly dogs.
Oh, yeah, everyone loves dogs. Everybody loves animals.
Everybody loves dogs. You might make £60 or £80, possibly.
If you could get him for 25 quid,
he would be a good choice for an auction.
If we can make some money, we should get it.
I'm not too bothered about liking it,
I just want to make money.
That's the pirate in you coming out, see? Ruthless!
Shall I get a price on him? Let's.
There's 38 on him, can we get him 20-ish?
Yeah, I'll do it for 25.
25? Happy, boys? Very happy.
That was the target, let's go for it. Excellent, thank you.
There you go, you own a dog. Yes! What should we call it?
Let's call him Barry. Barry the dog.
You are going to make us some money.
Let leave Barry where he is and we'll get him later, shall we? Yes.
He is not going to run away, is he? Hopefully not.
This won't be everybody's cup of tea, but it is mine. OK.
What do you think to that? Not at that price. What would be your best?
The absolute best... 45? £40.
40. What do you think it might make? I would go to auction
with an estimate of £30 to £50,
so it's right in the middle of it.
Right in the middle. You wouldn't come down the 35, would you?
No, that leaves me nothing in it.
What do you think, Madeleine? No. No?
Would you hang on to it for ten minutes?
Absolutely, no problem. Yeah? OK. Excellent.
Lovely. Thank you.
Mm. Sally is a canny player.
But there is only so much time in this game
and Simon has got something ringing in his ear.
A bell? Oh. How is that?
So that would have presumably been driven by something. A hamster.
It makes a nice ring. It does. It could get on your nerves. It would.
I think we best put it away before... How much money do we have left?
Um... 145, is it? 145.
OK. That is still quite a lot of money.
That's actually a very good question,
because now we know we can't spend any more than that.
So, come on. Actually, seriously, time is a-pushing now.
OK, let's go find something.
Ah, the Reds are starting to panic now. How are your jogging skills?
Pretty good. Good.
All right, let's go for it, because we are losing so much time.
They need to explore another marquee.
And Sally spots something promising.
I quite like that flat dish with the flowers on it.
Yeah, that's nice. Do like that?
That's OK. Yeah, it is marked at 85.
What would be your absolute best on the...
That one, Moorcroft?
£70. I think we've got a chance with that.
I mean, it won't race away because it is not old Moorcroft,
but it is just a good, clean, pretty item.
The reality is it's one of those things that is either going to be a short-loss,
short-profit or a break-even.
And I can't tell you it's going to be any better than that.
What do you think? I think we should go for that. You do?
OK, I think we're going to go for that.
Do want to try and negotiate and see
if you can get an extra couple quid out of it?
Oh, shucks. Will you take 68?
I can't. He can't.
Split the difference, 69? Oh, go on then.
Yeah, 69 then, lovely.
Yes, we love that, thank you. OK, thank you.
So, the Reds now have two items.
And the Blues are facing a hard sell on the military figure.
That's quite nice. That's quite interesting.
You are not going to find another one. It is so creative.
Obviously, he has no shoes on. It is fully kitted out.
It's just a lovely bronze. You know what he is, don't you?
He is a native soldier. Absolutely. I am asking 185.
To help the lads out, 130 would be the best on it.
And that is a good little find. It is a specky little bit.
It could appeal to someone into bronzes,
military dealer or someone who it just catches their eye.
There is a good profit in that. I can see that doing in the saleroom...
I can see it doing the top end of £200.
Oh, you are putting yourself on the line there, Darren.
You've said it! We should make a deal.
That's a winner, that is.
It has a lot going for it, I have to say. It has a lot going for it.
He is a very good salesman, Darren. He certainly is.
We're getting all fired up over it.
Darren, for me, what is the absolute death on him?
Well, like I say...
Go on, Darren, go for the kill. Come on, Darren.
Get us, Darren, get our money!
120 and that's it, I'm out. OK, 120.
120 and that is it. And you're onto a winner with that.
Do you like to take a chance, guys?
We do like to take a chance and it is manly.
It is very manly. He's got a gun.
And he doesn't wear shoes.
He is hard as nails. You couldn't get any more manly than that.
For £120, that is going to do well in auction.
That's very confident. That's good enough for me. Has he sold it to you?
Hold Darren to his word. Darren, you're a good man.
Fantastic. Thank you very much, lads. I do wish you well on that.
Thank you. Cheers. If you see a Red Team coming by...
Up the prices. Absolutely.
Up the road, lickety-split. Fantastic.
So, after some gentle persuasion,
the Blues have bagged all three items.
Meanwhile, the girls have spotted a small silver figure.
May we have a look - at the silver seal, there's lady.
I think that is rather sweet.
Unusual little thing. Isn't it just?
Not a lot of definition on the face. No.
But having said that, it would've been held on the body part,
so it's going to have a little bit of wear over the years.
Somebody's initials on the bottom there.
C or G, WW.
It's got a mark on it. Let's have a look.
First thing we've got,
we've got the anchor for the Birmingham Assay Office.
The maker's mark is actually rubbed, but it is actually English silver,
looking late-Victorian, probably about 1893.
It is marked at 85. Marked at 85. I honestly don't know, but I like it.
You would put it into auction at an estimate of £50 to £80 and have your fingers crossed.
What would be best? This would come down to your negotiation skills.
What have we got on that? It's marked £85.
You couldn't do 70, could you?
If you really twist my arm, I could do £70. There you go then.
Yeah? Yeah. Should we go for that? Let's go for that. I like that.
I think that's good. Yeah? Cool. Brilliant.
Thank you very much indeed. Thank you. Thank you.
Excellent. Cheers. Thank you. Thank you.
Got there! And still time to go.
Well done, girls.
Mission accomplished, girls.
Time is up. Well done, teams.
Six items bought, paid for, ready to be auctioned.
Let's have a quick recap of what the Red Team splashed the cash on.
They picked up
a stoneware pot for £21.
A pretty Moorcroft dish
cost the girls £69.
And an 1893 silver seal
set them back £70.
You look like you're doing the conga.
Is this all for mutual support or what? It is. It is. Absolutely.
Which piece is going to bring the biggest profit?
The silver, of course.
Wonderful. Oh, good, I love it when they get on, don't you?
How much did you spend all round? 160? Yes.
£160, I'd like £140 of the left over lolly.
Thank you very much. £140 goes straight to C Young.
Thank you very much. So, Colin, what he did to that?
Well, I saw a couple of things as we wandered round.
There were some things they didn't like,
so I certainly won't be buying those.
But maybe a surprise in store for you.
What a tease you are, Colin.
Anyway, good luck, girls. Good luck, Colin.
Meanwhile, why don't we remind ourselves what the Blue Team bought, eh?
The pirates of Shrewsbury snatched
a ship's lantern for £130.
They walked off
with an alabaster dog at £25.
And their booty was completed
with a bronze soldier at 120.
Marvellous. I'm very happy.
Well, you lot look pretty perky. Oh, yes. What have you got there?
Look at him, isn't he wonderful?
We love him! It's Rodney. Rodney, the soldier. Rodney, the soldier.
What an unusual thing! Anyway, had a good time?
Yeah, very good. So, Tim, great name, what is your favourite item?
It has got to be Rodney, I think. Yeah. Do you agree with that?
Well, I quite like Barry the dog,
but my favourite has got to be the lantern.
That is your all-time favourite? Yeah. Your favourite favourite.
And how much did you boys spend? 275. 275?
That is a proper amount of money, isn't it?
Where is the 25 smacks, then? In my pocket. Got that, Simon?
Thank you very much. £25. That is going straight across to Harper.
What are you going to buy then?
I've only got £25. They have bought some fantastic things.
So, I've got a big job ahead of me to buy anything remotely as good.
We have faith in you. We want some dinner out of that, as well.
Pork baps. There are a few challenges there, aren't there?
Anyway, good luck, boys. Good luck, David.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere absolutely splendiferous.
This is Nunnington Hall, a 17th-century manor house
on the banks of the River Rye near Helmsley in north Yorkshire.
It became National Trust property in 1952,
when they had to set about furnishing it.
Believe it or not, the Trust added more than 20 extra rooms
to the property, containing some very distinguished objects.
What a gorgeous room.
Except it is not full-size.
Look at that, a miniature room,
one of 22 miniature rooms which the National Trust
were bequeathed by Mrs Carlisle,
who started collecting in about 1920,
and for the next 40 years she went hard at it.
Every time she got a suitable quantity of miniature items,
she simply commissioned another room
in which to place them in the style that she had selected.
And this is her Queen Anne style.
And if we pick up this Queen Anne-style armchair...
This is so shiny and so perfect
it almost looks as if it is moulded out of plastic, but it's not.
It's made of solid walnut that has then been French-polished.
It is complete with a drop-in seat
and is more or less made exactly the way
that a Queen Anne early-18th-century cabinet-maker
would make a full-sized piece.
Mrs Carlisle lived in Berkshire
and showed her collection of miniatures at her family home
for many years, then bequeathed them to the Trust in 1970.
Of course, many items are extremely fragile,
not least these little beauties.
Every music room should be stuffed with instruments and, boy,
have we got some miniature instruments here.
A harpsichord, look. A couple of cellos, lots of violins.
And as you would expect in any Robert Adam-designed music room,
we've got a series of Wedgwood jasper ovals
built into the back wall.
Every self-respecting Georgian Chippendale library
is dominated by a decent library desk, and this one is no exception.
We have got the leather blotter and the stationery rack,
the tray, which would hold all those unpaid bills.
Look at that gorgeous solid-silver encrier
and the pair of candlesticks.
All set out as if they are about to be used.
What are you supposed to do in the library? Well, try reading.
That's why this one's got a canterbury in it filled with mags.
Look, Country Life and even a miniature copy of The Times,
which is printed on wafer, wafer-thin paper,
Mrs Carlisle has omitted nothing, because the walls
are lined in coloured, 17th-century-style maps
and the fireplace is dominated by a miniature
of Princess Elizabeth, shortly to become Queen Elizabeth II.
This Palladian hall, unusually for Mrs Carlisle's collection,
is actually based on a real interior -
Hatch Court, in Somerset,
which was built in 1755.
And this is a carefully-constructed replica
of what the architectural details in that hall look like.
And Mrs Carlisle was clearly a crafts person herself
because with her own fair hands, in petit-point needlework,
she worked the two oval Adam-style carpets
and all 88 inches of petit-point stair carpet
laid up the Palladian staircase.
Getting back to scale, though, the big question is,
can our teams magnify their fortunes at today's auction?
We are back in Shrewsbury at the full-size Halls saleroom
to find out what auctioneer Jeremy Lamond
thinks of our team's purchases.
Jeremy, hello. Welcome. Very nice to see you again.
Now, Sally and Madeleine, down the road, found this stoneware pot.
Which is certainly salt-glazed, isn't it?
It is certainly salt-glazed, and you can see that from the lustre on it.
"Made in France" on the bottom. Probably French, then.
We've cracked it, we know where it has been made. Yes. It's not damaged.
It's a nice object.
And they are incredibly tough, this type of ceramic, isn't it?
Absolutely, you could make your drains out of it.
Make your drains... Well, Doulton did.
Made a fortune out of it!
How much? £15, £20, we think.
OK, £21 paid, so that's fine.
Next is the oval Moorcroft dish.
It's such a good seller, isn't it? Moorcroft, really.
There is a wide constituency of collectors
who constantly step up to the plate to buy it.
We think this will make £20 to £30.
Not too keen an appetite here than in Shrewsbury.
Our guys paid £69 for this.
Well, they might get that back. We'll have to cross our legs.
Lastly is the silver desk seal, which is a sweet little thing,
I think. Charming.
Yes, it is. It is a novelty piece, isn't it, a figure like that?
I suppose if it is the seal you want on the bottom, even more.
So, we thought £40 to £60.
Not quite the seal of approval. No? No. £70 paid.
Well. Might get there? Yeah, they might be there.
If you are successful, they won't need the bonus buy,
but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
So, Sally and Maddie, this is your moment.
You gave Colin Young £140. Colin, what did you spend it on?
I spent it on something big and bold,
by way of colour and design.
Tell me you didn't spend very much on that, Colin.
Right. I'm already in the hole here.
Yeah, all right, I'll come out with the price for starters. For £130. Clarice Cliff?
Well done! Is it? It is Clarice Cliff.
Oh, my goodness! You are smiling now, aren't you?
Slightly different approach to it. OK.
Now I'm chuffed, because I love Clarice Cliff.
I'm not sure I would've spent that much. It is tiny.
We shall see. So what do you think? What would be your guide price?
I would hope at auction it certainly should do a minimum of £150,
£200. I think it is a great buy.
OK. We'll see. We'll see.
To recap, he thinks £150 to £200, maybe.
He paid £130, so there is money in that, we hope.
If you decide that you need to take it,
there will be more critique, but now, for the viewers at home,
let's find out with the auctioneer thinks about Clarice Cliff.
Another old favourite, look. Well, this is quite nice, isn't it?
A thistle-shaped Clarice Cliff blue crocus pattern vase.
I think there'll be a lot of collectors for that.
Blue crocus pattern isn't uncommon,
but this on this shape is quite good.
I don't know what they paid for it, but we think 80 to 120.
We think there will be a lot of interest in it. Maybe more than that. More than 120?
Yeah. Colin Young, as his bonus buy, paid £130.
Well, I think you'll get out of that. Do you? Yeah.
It's a good little object. That's nice.
Now, that is it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Tim and Simon - great name, Tim. First up is this lantern.
Long way from the sea here, aren't we? Isn't it just?
Yeah, big copper lantern, a good decorator's piece,
unless you've got a boat,
in which case it would be a good, useful piece, wouldn't it?
Vital, I'd say, at night.
We hope it lights up the saleroom. We put a top price of 50 on it.
Did you? £130 paid.
Yeah, you are going to need a mariner to buy it at that rate.
I think you might. Either that or a scrap-metal man.
Next up is the carved dog.
Yep. On a marble stand. Well-sculpted little poodle.
Probably Italian or French.
How much? 15 to 20. £25 paid.
Good choice. I think your estimate is modest. I think it is, too.
Anyway, a chance to retrieve the situation
with the bronze soldier. How do you rate him? Well, he is a suave Zouave, isn't he?
But there is, again,
a good collector base for these World War I subjects.
How do you reckon it? We've got £20 to £30.
There's a little bit of damage at the bottom. How much?
20 to 30. Good Lord!
£120 they paid for him.
That could be their downfall.
In which case they will definitely need the bonus buy,
so let us go and have a look at it.
Now, Tim and Si, you spent a magnificent £275.
I'm so proud of you. £25 went to David Harper.
David, what did you find? OK, boys, we're in touch with our feminine side,
aren't we? Of course. Little bit. We're confident, Tim,
we're confident. How delicate and pretty are they?
Are they tiny little photo frames? They are tiny little photo frames.
And date-wise, take a guess.
OK, well, not really.
1890s. It's only 40 years, it's fine.
1890s in style, late-Victorian. But actually, they're very modern.
They're imported, solid silver. But they're imported.
And they were imported and hallmarked in 1989.
So, in this world, they're very, very modern.
How much did you pay for them? A tenner for the pair.
A tenner? Yes. Did you really? Yes!
Solid silver, but not British, hallmarked imported.
OK. How weighty are they? Grab one, Tim. Have a little handle, chaps.
It's basically bought on weight. How much will they bring in?
They should double or treble their money,
cos they're worth more than their weight because they are intrinsically lovely.
OK, so that's a profit either way.
That's my prediction, absolutely.
There you go. I think he reassured you, lads,
but you don't have to decide now.
You decide after the sale of your first three items.
For the audience at home, let's see whether they think that David Harper has been double-framed here.
Aren't they charming? Aren't they just?
What sort of age do the you think they've got?
Well, these are 20th-century, in a Victorian style,
but they're pretty good little things, aren't they?
It's the sort of thing that you could put your favourite stamp in.
Yes. Or your number-one wife.
And number-two. And number-two.
Anyway, they're solid silver, nicely-cast silver.
They have a bit of weight to them even though they are tiny.
What sort of money do you think, Jeremy? 40, 60. Brilliant.
£10 paid. That's great.
Now, that is a bargain. That is a bargain. If the team decide to go with them,
that will be the big question that has to be answered
in just a moment.
OK, Sal, you all right, girl?
A bit nervous. You all right, Maddie? Excited.
Are you worried about anything? No.
Not at all? What about you, Sal? I'm a bit worried about the Moorcroft.
Why is that? Well, because I think we paid too much for it.
£69 you paid. He has only put £20 to £30 on it.
I think that is way too low. I wouldn't worry about the estimate.
Anyway, first up is the salt-glazed French wine pot, and here it comes.
Here we are, lot 134,
a French, brown, salt-glazed stoneware wine pot and cover.
£15 for it.
Good Lord. He will give me £15?
Right smart, no damage. Ten.
Oh. Where is £10 for it?
Smart little wine pot at ten.
Five I'm bid, five only.
This is not a bottle of plonk!
At five! Who will go eight?
£5 I've got.
Eight on the internet.
It is from France!
You're against the French there.
They spot a good thing when they see it. Ten now.
Is there a bit of Gallic pride going on? 15.
£15. Back to France at £15.
I am selling it to the French
Oh, dear, bad luck.
£15 is minus six.
Bad luck, bad luck.
And Lot 135,
the Moorcroft hibiscus-pattern oval dish.
£20 for it.
20 is bid. Already at £20.
20 at the back of the room.
£20 is bid. At 20. Where is 22?
At £20 bid then. At 20 only.
Against you, sir, 32.
At £35 in the centre of the room.
At £35. Are we all done at £35?
I am selling it at 35.
Look out. Yeah. £35.
That is minus £34.
And lot 136 is this rather smart Victorian silver desk seal.
Already I have interest here.
35, 40, £45 I can start.
60. At £60,
the bid is in the room. At £60,
it's with you.
At £60, the bid is on my left.
Come on! Are we all finished?
Oh, dear, that is minus ten pounds.
That is minus £50.
Well, it is fairly bloody if it's not a bloodbath.
We did say in the car on the way here that if we were at a loss,
we would go with the bonus buy.
Irrespective of what it is? Irrespective. OK, fine.
We are going with the bonus buy? Yes. We are going with the bonus by.
The decision is made. Here it comes.
Now, here we have a Clarice Cliff bizarre vase,
a little thistle-shaped crocus vase,
very unusual shape this.
I could start this lot here
at £95, £100.
At £100 I'm bid immediately.
At £100. It is a commission bid.
At £100. 110 on the internet.
115 here, on my commission.
120 at the back of the room.
At 130 on the internet. 140.
At 140 against you. 150.
160. At 160. 170.
I've got 210.
It's with you still, sir.
The bid is in the room at £220.
The internet is out.
At 220. All finished.
That man... Yes!
That man has just made you £90.
Thank you! We love you!
What about that? He's just made you... Now, you lost £50.
You went with his brilliant bonus buy,
which means that now you are plus 40. Catching!
You have £40 to take home, how good is that?
Very good. But the big thing is don't say a word to the Blues.
Oh, OK. Not a dickybird.
In fact, look a bit... In fact, look a bit gloomy.
If that is possible. No, that's not possible.
So, Tim, Simon. Been chatting to the Reds? No. No.
You don't know how they got on? They are enemies. They are enemies.
Yeah, but you have no idea how they got on? No. That is perfectly good.
OK, Simon, you are the light of our lives.
Coming up with your lantern. Shed some light on the situation.
Yeah, you are the bright spark, with the lantern.
Anyway, here it comes. £30 to £50 is his estimate.
Now then, we have a large copper-and-brass
ship's paraffin lamp.
So, I'm bid immediately.
£30 I've got.
At 30. At £30.
At 30. Five. 40.
Five. £45. At 45, any more?
50. Yes! Five.
70. The bid is at the front at £70.
Oh, no. £70 is minus 60.
And this nice little poodle here.
Good little model.
Already I'm bid £20.
At 20. At £20. At 20.
To a commission bidder at £20.
Any more? At 20.
To a commission. Selling it.
At £25 now. 25.
Are we all finished now at £25?
You sure at £25?
Wiped its face. There you go.
No profit, no loss, no shame.
Lot 157 is this bronze-cast figure
of a Zouave corporal in battledress,
Various commissions here. Very popular.
70, 80, 90 starting.
At £90 I'm starting.
At 90. To a commission bidder.
At £90. At 90.
100 is your next bid. At £90.
Are we all finished, then? At 90.
No! Go on!
Selling it at £90.
That is minus £30. Wow!
Unbelievable. OK, come on, lads,
let's buck ourselves up. You're minus £90,
that is your score, which is so,
so, so much better than it could've been.
Yeah, it could've been a hell of a lot worse.
What will we do with the frames? Are you going with them? Yes.
It's a no-brainer, isn't it? Yes.
For £10 for those two. Got to do it.
You're going with it? You're going with it.
All right, the decision is made. We are going with the bonus buy.
We have two Victorian-style miniature photograph frames.
Little silver ones here. Very cute.
What about them? £40.
40 is bid immediately. At £40.
Any more? At £40 it is.
Five. Yes! 50.
55, front row.
£55. Come on, internet!
Selling at £55.
All done at 55?
You're 100 short.
Well done, David,
that is £45 profit. Good work.
Which slashes your £90 losses to only minus £45. That's good.
And who knows, chaps, minus £45 could be a winning score.
Absolutely. It could be.
Don't say a word to the Reds.
Well, I think a big congratulation
and pat on the back all round to our experts,
who've performed so magnificently.
Where results today would be insignificant were it not
for the efforts of our experts.
It has affected the score
and it has raised one team from the depths of the abyss
into a profit,
but it wasn't good enough to help the other.
And the team that's down, I'm afraid, are the Blues. Oh! What!
I can't believe it! Unbelievable. I wouldn't have predicted that.
I know. Who would have thought that? Minus £45 is your overall score.
But it would have been so much worse
if David hadn't contributed £45 of profit to reduce things.
I hope you've enjoyed your day out.
Absolutely. It's been brilliant.
We've loved having you on the show.
But the victors today who go home with £40...
Yes! ..of folding money. Here comes your 40 smackers, entirely made up
by the £90 profit which Colin Young created with his Clarice Cliff pot.
So he is your hero. He is, absolutely. Yeah, he's my hero, too.
Had a nice time? Lovely, thank you. Yeah, it has been good fun.
Yes, it has. Got 20 quid each and we've had a great day.
Anyway, join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
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Bargain Hunt is in Shrewsbury. Two talented ladies are steered round the stalls by Colin Young, while David Harper joins forces with two crazy radio buffs. Tim Wonnacott pops up to Nunnington Hall in North Yorkshire to examine an amazing collection of miniature furniture in miniature rooms.