Bargain Hunt comes from the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. Presenter Tim Wonnacott takes time out to visit Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.
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Today, we're in the heart of England
and just like the Malvern Hills rise and fall,
so do the price of antiques.
So let's go bargain hunting.
Malvern in Worcestershire
is an area of outstanding beauty.
But what sort of antique beauties
are our teams going to uncover today?
Well, you're just going to have to wait and find out, aren't you, baby?
The Reds look like they're dining alfresco...
Bit like a boardroom table, isn't it? It's huge.
-..While the Blues are getting all tarted up.
-I think he suits them.
But will it pay off at the auction?
Well, that's all to come, but first of all,
let me remind you of the rules.
Each team gets £300 and an hour to shop for three items.
The team that wins over at the auction
makes the largest profit or the smallest loss.
Now, let's go and meet the teams.
So, for the Reds today we have partners Bill and Jenny.
-Hi, how are you?
-How did you two first meet?
I was curating an exhibition at the People's History Museum
in Manchester on a street called Edrie Street in Ancoats
and Jenny's grandma actually lived on Edrie Street
and I ran a reminiscence day and Jenny brought her grandma along
and during the proceedings
it became obvious that me and Jenny were getting on very well
so her grandma disappeared very slowly like Mrs Overall.
-How sweet. Is she quite subtle then, your gran?
She's no longer with us now but she's very pleased that we got together.
Isn't that nice? What do you do for a living, Jen?
I am a textile artist so I make mainly quilts.
That's what I specialise in.
You're very modest though, aren't you,
because you make it for the V&A.
Last year I had a commission which was really exciting.
They did a big quilt exhibition last summer
and I had a commission for that, so it was great.
It's very prestigious to have something commissioned by the V&A.
Very good luck today. Now, for the Blues.
The daughter and father-in-law combo, Rachel and Philip.
Hi, how are you?
-Very good thanks, Tim.
-Very nice to see you.
-So, Rachel, you're married to Phil's son, Richard.
You've got a degree in psychology
and you had an interesting final dissertation, tell us about that.
My final year dissertation I thought, "Psychology, that's great,
"but I really love shopping."
So I specialised in impulse purchasing
and the psychology behind impulse purchasing,
which has nicely led into my career in retail
and hopefully will give us the winning edge today.
I think that's very, very cool, actually.
To do psychology and do impulse buying at the end of it all
because the big retail chains, they want you.
They want to know about impulse buying.
Now, Phil, you're semi-retired.
Yes. Actually, I finished for good about three weeks ago.
Oh, right. So that's retired-retired?
What were you doing when you were a semi-retiree?
-When I was a semi-retiree, I worked for the Prince's Trust.
In a number of capacities.
In various offices throughout the north-west.
-What do you collect yourself?
I'm a bit of a blue anorak guy when it comes to collecting model buses.
It comes from my father being a bus driver.
He worked for a company called Crosville,
which was based in the north-west,
and of course the sort of fleet plates and tickets
Are you really drilled down to the anorak end of it?
How many pieces of Crosville bus memorabilia have you got
in your collection? Come on, own up.
-Between 60 and 70, I would have thought.
-Have you really?
You're a well-qualified anorak - no, collector.
Now the money moment. £300 apiece.
You know the rules, your experts await and off you go!
Very, very good luck. Gosh, what interesting teams we've got today.
As usual, the teams are given a helping hand
by two of our select experts.
Addressing the hardware for the Reds is Colin Young.
And putting the blues in the picture is Anita Manning.
What sort of things do you want to buy?
-Something cheap that will make lots and lots of money.
-I like expensive.
Oh, right! We're going to have a great time then.
Graphics, things to do with shops.
I'm particularly interested in old shop cabinets.
Something old - kitchen like, kitchenalia.
-Are you a more practical person?
-I'm very practical.
-My trouble is there's so much that's going to catch your eye.
-Let's go, we haven't got a lot of time.
Not a lot of time indeed.
One hour, actually.
That sort of thing is doing quite well in the market at the moment.
-It doesn't make me think, "Wow."
-It's got to have that wow factor.
-Is that glass-bottomed?
-It's got a glass bottom.
-Sort of cricketers.
-A cricket theme.
-Forget about that, Phil, it's empty.
The tankard is empty but your pockets are full,
so come on, get spending!
That's quite nice actually. I quite like that. Is it a light fitting?
It is, yeah. Imagine that when it's flipped over
and you've got the chains from it
and you've got the light beaming through.
-Isn't that a wonderful thing?
It's not of the greatest quality.
It is not Lalique, it is probably not Sabino.
You can see the odd bubble in it.
I think it's quite nice.
I think it's the kind of thing that would sell.
For retro fitting of interiors, I think it would go really well.
-The key is going to be pricing on it.
-Can we ask you what's your best price on this?
-It would have to be 55.
That's not unreasonable.
There is potentially a small margin in it for us. We'll do the rows.
When we get to the end of these rows,
if this is the best of the bunch from this, we can come back
and do a little bit of negotiating.
I think it's a great looking thing and we should come back to it.
Well, shine on, Reds. But still nothing bought.
Meanwhile, Anita has spotted something close to her heart.
It might be an idea to have a wee look at this Mauchline piece here.
This is obviously made in Scotland in a wee village called Ayrshire.
Is this practical enough for you? You're looking a wee bit...
-It's not really big, is it?
-It's still too feminine, isn't it?
-Have you got a big one?
-Steady on, Anita.
This is a daytime show, you dirty beast.
-What have the Reds found?
-What about that, then?
-I like that.
A nice mahogany top. Good turn legs.
It's actually a beech base but mahogany top.
A whole variety of things -
people say these are trade pieces or miniature furniture.
Obviously, it's just a stool
that happens to be in the shape of a table.
I think that's quite a good little thing
and we know this kind of thing sells well in the saleroom we're going to.
It's all going to come down to one thing - should I ask a price?
Is it something you're interested in?
Definitely, I like that.
-Do you think she'd come down a little bit?
-What do you think?
-I think that's a little bit expensive.
Maybe if you said 25?
All right, 30, but I've got to get 30. I'm being serious.
Would you come down to 28, maybe?
I think the more we can squeeze it down,
the more profit we are likely to get.
Do you want to buy it at 28?
I think 28's a good price.
I'm not going to turn it down for two quid, even I won't do that.
-I like it.
-I think we can make a few bob on it.
There's got to be a little bit there.
Thank you very much, a pleasure.
The Reds kick off their shopping with a small mahogany stool
but don't put your feet up just yet, lads.
-What have you got that's a great bargain?
-A great bargain?
-They're always in the van.
-How much is that?
-Let's have a look at that.
It's a Chester hallmark and you come from Chester.
That's where I'm living at the moment and so close to my heart.
You look at that and tell me if you like it.
-I think it's a pretty thing, isn't it?
-It's beautiful, that.
Nice and delicate.
You've got a little compass there and you've got a little agate,
little bloodstone here. It's quite a pretty thing.
-It could be useful because she very often gets lost.
I have no sense of direction whatsoever.
-It would be useful as well.
-I think this must be meant for you then.
-A Chester girl who always gets lost.
-I think we've got to have it.
-What's the best price you can do on it?
-Will you do 20 on it?
I will do 25.
-20, I want to take it off your hands now.
-I'll split you, 22.
-22, yeah, happy with that?
-Are you happy?
I'd be happier at 20. Come on, £20.
Price of gold's gone up this week - £12.50 a gram.
You're making me cry. £20.
-That's very kind of you. You gave her a lovely deal.
Well, Rachel, you're not lost now, girl. Good work, Blues.
There's the scales there, see.
What about this? That's the sort of period you were looking at.
That's the type of chair and with this one,
you get a table to go with it as well.
It's a bit like a boardroom table, isn't it? It's huge.
As long as you're not bored already.
-How much is the table and chairs?
750. Another abandoned purchase.
I've got some more scales here.
These scales are becoming an obsession, Phil.
OK, team, we have failed on 1970s teak over there.
Let's see if we can be successful here.
That looks fairly mundane, doesn't it?
-I quite like that. It's a bit more '50s.
-It's in good condition.
The key thing here is going to be the name.
We mentioned G Plan over there.
On that, with no name, it's a lump of teak that's worth a fiver.
But hopefully what you're going to find on here is this.
Oh, right, there's a stamp.
Gordon Russell. Broadway Worcestershire.
So you've got something fairly local to where we're going.
You've got a fabulous maker on there as well.
The key is going to be the price, as ever.
Who's going to do the bidding and negotiating then?
-You could have a go.
-Who fancies doing it?
What would be your best price on the table?
I think the best price we'd be looking at
is probably going to be 140.
It's going to be bottom price.
That's still going to be quite tight for getting a profit out of it.
-It is in Worcestershire.
-Even in Worcestershire,
even the right place, in the right sale room, on the right day,
I think with the wind behind it
we're going to struggle to get there.
I think it's really nice for people who are interested in that period
or are looking for the name, but how many are going to be there?
We've still got plenty of time. We can always come back.
Unless he's already sold it, of course.
-There's been a lot of interest.
-OK, let's move on.
See what else we can find for the shopping list.
So, they leave the coffee table behind
and continue the all-important search for bargains.
While the teams are busy shopping, look what I found.
In 1890, your great-gran might have gone to Liberty's shop
in Regent Street and bought one of these things.
Jardinieres today aren't anything like as sought-after
as they would have been in 1890,
except that this one is extremely rare. Why's that?
All this exquisite decoration on the outside is lacquer.
I've never seen Persian lacquer applied to a metal object like this
If you look at the detail of this lacquer, it's quite exquisite.
You've got literally hundreds of flowers scattered on a black ground.
But look at the detail of the flowers.
Look at that peony and surrounding the peony,
all these other radiating flower heads.
This thing, I have to say, is not looking at its best.
That's because when it was made in 1890, what it had
was some varnish put on the top surface
and that varnish has discoloured.
Just like any oil painting, you send it off to a restorer
and he'll be able to remove the filthy brown varnish
and reveal the bright and exquisite colours underneath.
What's this thing worth? Well, here at the fair, it will cost you £20.
What's it going to cost to restore? No more than £100.
Total cost - £120.
What's it worth? In an Islamic sale, it could be worth £1,000.
Now that's what I call a bargain.
Let's see what our teams are playing at.
This girl is a winner!
You won't win anything if you keep mucking about.
What do you think, is this worth a shot?
I think that's quite good fun
but no, we've got to find a set of scales.
We've got quite a few scales at home in our house.
I was able to buy some scales as a job lot in an auction
-when I was doing an exhibition.
-I think we ought to move on rapidly.
-We're not going to do very well on that.
Scales? You need to speak to the Blues about them.
We've done the outside. Let's see what the inside brings us.
Good plan, Colin. It could be Aladdin's cave in there.
-Is that of any interest to you?
-It's pretty, yeah.
This is Mdina glass which is a Maltese glass
and it's really quite collectible.
I thought it might appeal to you because of the abstract pattern.
I think it's rather pretty and it's quite collectible.
-Is this all Mdina?
I thought that it's not terribly expensive.
It's got chips on it.
All right, forever the practical man.
-Yeah, has to find a flaw.
-She likes things perfect.
That's why she married your son.
Exactly, and she chose me as a partner today.
It's very pretty, Mdina glass.
If we bought two, could you do us a deal?
I can do 25 for the two. They would have been 30, 15 each.
-If you threw the chipped one in...
-I'd do the three for 30.
-Could you do the three for 25?
-No, 28 for the three.
28 for the three.
-I think that's a fair price.
-She's quite good, isn't she?
-Said that without moving her lips.
-28 for the three?
-I'd be happy with that.
-Are you happy?
-I am always happy.
And if we buy a set of scales with no weights,
we can always use them as weights.
Well bargained and it's two down for the Blues
but Phil has still to buy his scales.
Meanwhile, the Reds have decided inside is not where it's at.
-That's the end of the inside.
We've got our light fitting and maybe the table, haven't we?
-I think we should definitely go with the light.
We could get that down and there's a bit of profit to be made.
Let's make it quick and rush across
and get that purchase out of the way.
Then we've just got a few minutes for the last one.
Oh, stop horsing around, Blues.
You won't make a pony messing around like that.
Great news. It's actually still here
so let's see how well we can do on this one.
-Who wants to have a bit of a haggle?
-Will you do this one?
-OK, I'll have a go.
-We just had a little chat.
We'll come down to 45.
-They've had a little bit of a chat.
-Without any duress, they've come down to 45.
-That's pretty good.
With a bit of duress, could we bear to offer 40 to you?
Yes, that's fine.
-Thank you very much.
-Brilliant, thank you.
-Thank you very much.
-Are we pleased with that then?
-Pleased with that.
-I'm really pleased.
-OK, That's two down.
Just got to go and negotiate that last one but time is running out.
We've literally got minutes to go.
So, both teams have two items in the old bag. Well done, Reds.
-Now, it's Anita's turn.
-I think that they're very nice.
I think that Liberty - it's a good make, obviously.
Costume jewellery is hot just now. People like costume jewellery
and it seems to be doing well in the sale room.
But we tend to sell it in bundles. Lots.
I think that they might stand on their own because they're Liberty,
because they've got the stamp.
I think they're maybe from the 1950s, 1960s.
-Try them on.
-I've got earrings on.
-OK, Phil, you try them on.
I'll try them on.
-Both of them.
-With the beard, I think it's particularly attractive.
-Stand back. Let me see.
-You said you wanted something practical, Phil.
I think he's got the model look.
Blow us a little kiss.
They are squeezing my ears.
We're just wondering what price you can do them for, really.
I've got 15 on them. I'd do it for 10.
-Do you think you could manage eight? We're at the last item.
Thank you so much. That's absolutely brilliant.
-I promise I won't keep them for me.
-They were for him, weren't they?
Well bargained, Blues, but no scales for Phil.
Well, there's part of the good news, team. It's still here.
Less objects on it but it is still here.
I think you mentioned a figure of 110 previously.
We just wondered if we can bring you down a little bit further.
-Would you go for 100?
-Well, no, I can't take 100 on it.
I'll take 110 off you.
-If that's all right. If you're happy with that.
-108, get a little bit more out of you?
-108, go on.
Brilliant, thank you. Thank you very much.
Well done, Jenny. Again, you've sealed the deal.
Right, let's remind ourselves now what the Red team bought.
For £28, they bought this mahogany stool. Love the music.
For £40, they hope everything comes up rosy with the glass lampshade.
Boy, they perked up when they paid £108
for this Gordon Russell coffee table.
Well, well, well. A lot of heat.
-Near the end.
-A lot of hot bother.
Which is your favourite piece, Jen?
-I really like the light fitting that we bought.
-That's your favourite.
Is that going to bring the biggest profit?
-I think it's got the best chance.
-It's got the best chance, that's your predictions.
And how much did you spend? We spent £176. Did you? Brilliant.
That's a wholesome amount of money. Good.
Then I would like please £124, please.
-Cross your palms with silver.
It goes to Colin Young to go and find something splendid, we hope.
I'm sure there will be something splendid there.
You've laid down the gauntlet, spent lots of money -
I aim to bring you very little money back.
We do like that. Good luck, Colin. Good luck, team.
Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the Blue team bought, eh?
You look at that and tell me if you like it.
Rachel navigated her way to a good deal with this gold compass for £20.
They paid £28 for three pieces of Mdina glass.
Phil lost all thought of being manly
when he saw these vintage gold-plated Liberty earrings for £8.
That's £4 a lobe, ducky.
-And you've liked all your items.
-We have indeed.
-Really like our items.
They're looking happy, Anita. Congratulations on that. Lovely.
-You had a nice time, Rachel?
-I had a brilliant day. Absolutely fantastic.
-Which is your favourite piece, Phil?
-I think I like the little compass.
-The Chester gold compass.
-That's your favourite piece?
What about you, Rach?
My favourite piece is the same - the Chester gold compass,
for a couple of reasons.
It's Chester gold - I'm from Chester.
And it's a compass and I can never find where I'm going.
And you're agreeing with your father-in-law,
which is always a very good thing to do, which is lovely.
-You've obviously had fun, Anita.
-It's been lovely.
-How much did you spend all round?
-We spent 58?
-For all three things?
And we're going to Philip Serrell's sale room?
He's going to be in a bad mood about that. £56.
-I want £144 of left-over lolly.
I want £244. What am I saying? £244.
-There it is.
-There's the £4.
There's the £244.
Anita, have you ever had so much cash, darling?
-I'm hoping she's going to buy us scales with some of that.
Yes, I wanted scales but she didn't seem to think
they were good enough, the ones we looked at.
Anita is very picky, aren't you?
I couldn't find the right ones,
but I will look for scales but I'll have to WEIGH it up.
On that happy note, we're heading off somewhere splendid.
We're going to Castle Howard
which is yonks away from here, I can tell you.
Castle Howard in North Yorkshire was built over 300 years ago.
It's one of the finest houses in England today
and it contains an assortment of wonderful treasures.
I'm here to take a look at one of the magnificent bedrooms.
Some bedroom, hey?
Called the Castle Howard bedroom, it's a space that's completely
contained by large oil paintings by one particular artist -
A Venetian who came here between about 1709 and 1710
and was employed by the third Earl
to paint no less than about 30 to 40 pictures.
If you look at the top painting behind me,
we've got a group of characters out sketching,
which is what the milordy did on their 18th-century grand tours.
Except they're sketching a torrent descending from the Alps
and that would have been a reminder to the third Earl
of how precarious travel was.
Anybody travelling to Italy by land had to cross the Alps
and it was dodgy.
The weather was bad and the roads weren't good.
If you went by sea, on the other hand,
everything in the Mediterranean is not necessarily calm and placid.
This is a capriccio.
It's an imaginary view of a Mediterranean shore
but, by jingo, is it rough!
We've got major seas breaking on the shore.
This is Ricci doing his stuff to dramatic best effect.
Ricci is perfectly capable of producing a calm and serene scene,
which he does below, which is a moonlit mythical coastline.
He likes the play of light which he achieves with the bonfire
or conflagration that's happening in the town on one side,
and also the effects of the moonlight itself.
For example, the illuminated side of that imaginary building
on top of the cliff.
So what did the third Earl pay Ricci for his years of work
here at Castle Howard?
According to the accounts, £100.
And if he got, say, 30 paintings out of him,
that means each painting cost about £3.50, which is a bit of a bargain.
Dominating the middle of the room is this enormous four-poster bed,
which is part of a commission which was undertaken
by the celebrated London cabinet maker, John Lynell.
Just look at that - a most complicated bed canopy.
What we see today is in two tiers, but originally
when this bed was made in the 1780s,
it had a socking great cupola on the top as well.
The bed was moved into the Castle Howard bedroom in the 1870s
and at that moment, they found that the ceiling was too low,
so they lopped the cupola off and the cabinet maker replaced it
with that rather fancy gilt basket finial.
Of course, the big question for our teams today over at the auction is,
are they going to be well and truly finial?
It's not so often on Bargain Hunt we come literally a few hundred yards
from the fair ground to the auction house,
but that's exactly what's happened here in Malvern.
-It's a treat, I tell you.
-It is, isn't it? Lovely to see you.
Bill and Jenny, their first item is this little miniature stool.
-Pretty ordinary little thing, isn't it?
it's sort of naive, primitive. Is it a stool?
Is it a doll's house table that some father's knocked up
-for his daughter?
-That's a very good point, actually.
I can't see it doing much over the 35-40 mark, I don't think.
-it would be lovely if you got anywhere like that.
-£28 was all they paid.
-That's all right then.
-It's in good nick,
-that's the main thing.
What about this moulded ceiling dish then? Do you rate that?
It's sort of not for me, really.
I think I'm probably old enough that I can remember going into some
great-aunt's house where one of those was hanging from the ceiling.
Definitely. I remember them being used.
-Do you not find that worrying?
-Not really, no.
What I don't like about is it's got this nicotine colouring to it.
I hope it's nicotine.
I don't know what they paid for that but to me, that's £20-30 worth.
They only paid 40 so I wouldn't worry about it.
Now, the Gordon Russell coffee table. What do you think about that?
-Looks good, doesn't it?
-Yeah, it's a nice thing. Plain Jane.
Gordon Russell was just the other side of the county in Broadway.
We see a number of those and I think that's going to make
probably in the region of £40-60.
-Is that all?
-I think it's a bit late, really.
-£108 they invested.
-Right, OK. What's the bonus buy?
I tell you what, they're going to need it.
Let's go and have a look at it.
As they say in the song,
the back of my neck's looking mighty pretty, which I expect yours are,
because we're not going to let you turn around to look
at what Colin Young's bought for you,
because it's so enormous, we can't cover it up. Happy with this, Bill?
-I'm very happy.
-Bit nervous, Jenny? Listen. You spent £176, yes?
You gave £134 of leftover lolly to Colin Young
and this is what he bought.
-Oh, that's really different.
-Didn't expect that.
-Not at all.
-What were you expecting?
-I don't know.
Something much more modern, I think.
It's absolutely wonderful mahogany.
It's Victorian, dates from probably 1850-1870.
Good mid-Victorian piece, lovely moulded edge to it.
The scrolling legs on it as well, original castors.
It's a breakfast table that is really of top-drawer quality.
What do you think it is worth?
I think you probably used up the rest of the money that we had
but I think it's worth maybe £100 on top of that?
-I think there's a profit in it.
Excellent, that's what I like to hear.
-I'll tell you the figure - £120 was spent on it.
-I think that's great.
-You might have saved our bacon there.
-You like it?
-Yes, we do.
-Very much so.
-Good, that's a relief.
Of course, there's one auctioneer in the world who loves a bit of wood
and that's Philip Serrell so let's find out what he thinks about it.
God bless Colin Young cos he's bought another big table.
-What do you think about that one?
-I quite like that.
People talk about brand furniture having died a death
and all the rest of it.
We put £120-180 on it.
If we have a bit of luck, it might just top the 200.
I think it's a really inexpensive table.
It's not overly fashionable, which is its problem,
-but you've got a lot of timber for your money there.
-You certainly do.
That's brilliant because Colin only invested £120.
Anything more than £120, Phil, and you're the hero of the moment.
I can guarantee nothing but I think we can guarantee a profit with that.
Lovely. If you can't guarantee anything, that's a lovely guarantee.
Good. Anyway, that's it for the Reds.
Now, for Rachel and Phil, your favourite name, is the little fob.
That is the most miserable mean thing I've ever seen.
It is mean, isn't it?
The only thing going for it is it might just get you home on
a beery night out somewhere, but...
-I wouldn't guarantee it.
I wouldn't set off across the Atlantic with it.
I think there's enough gold in there that it will make 20-30,
-perhaps a little more.
-They only paid 20.
-They'll be all right with that.
-They'll make a profit out of that.
Now, the Mdina glass all the way from Malta.
How do you rate those three pieces?
I think that I was born too soon to fully appreciate
the quality of these items.
I can see them making £20-30, perhaps a little bit more.
I think these will make their money but it is an acquired taste.
Three pieces bought for £28, I have to say, I think it's pretty modest.
That's a modest amount. Anyway, 20-30's fine, Phil. If they happen
-to make 40, everybody would be happy.
Next are these so-called gold-plated Liberty earrings.
-There's a profit in those.
-Do you reckon?
Just because they're Liberty?
I think somebody will pay - we've put £10-15 on them.
It wouldn't surprise me if they made 20-25 quid.
That's amazing because your namesake only paid £8 for those.
If I was Phil, I wouldn't be bragging about buying earrings.
-You haven't met Phil.
-OK, swiftly moving on.
Anyway, you're predicting a small profit on that.
You're predicting a small profit on the fob
and you're pretty ambivalent about the Mdina.
This could be a case where the bonus buy's not required
but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
So, Rachel, Phil, you spent a miserable £56.
-£244 went across to Anita and I hope she's blown the lot.
-I remember this.
-You remember it.
-Yes, so do I.
Well, a pair of sweethearts here
and I thought this lovely little box or pincushion,
which is a Mauchline tartanware item.
It's Bonnie Prince Charlie tartan
and it would have been made at the end of the 1800s.
So, a nice collectable little thing
and tartanware is the most collectable of the Mauchline pieces.
Tell me, what do you think about it?
-I think it's really sweet.
-Yeah, it's lovely.
Phil, you are speaking with a forked tongue, aren't you?
I was slightly disappointed
because I thought it might have been scales but there we are.
Never stops going on about those scales.
It's very nice, very delicate.
-It's a ladies' item I think, very much so.
-So, big question, how much?
Not a lot and price was an important factor in buying.
-Will we make some money?
-You should make some money on that.
You're certainly Scotland's best ambassadress, I tell you.
I'd have her on my payroll. Anyway, let's see what Philip Serrell
thinks about the Mauchline pincushion.
Anita's never one not to advertise Scotland,
including in her bonus buys.
-How about that?
-It's Prince Charlie's tartan, isn't it?
It's a great little tartanware pincushion.
That's going to do £20-30 and the thing about that is
you're hitting two collectors.
There's the one area of people who collect tartanware and the like
but there's the other area of sewing accessories,
so hopefully you've got a double whammy there,
-and I can't hopefully see that failing.
-£22 was paid by Anita
-so you're predicting £20-30?
-It's going to be a bit of a victory roll here.
-I think she could be all right.
-Excellent. Thank you, Phil.
Well, we're on the edge. Never been to an auction before, this girl.
This is a dangerous way of playing it. Anyway, very good luck.
-Here comes the miniature stool.
-The little miniature stool or the table.
Bid me for that. Put it in the bidding, start me off.
Give me £30 for it.
Give me 20. Give me a tenner, someone, quickly. 10 I'm bid at, 10.
10 bid. At £10, I'm only bid at 10. 10 bid, is there any more? At £10.
Any more at all? At £10, I sell then at £10 and done, thank you.
-£10 is minus 18.
-That's not so swift, is it?
-Now, you'll make it all back on this.
-Lot number 333 is the shade.
Bid me for that. Start me off, who's got £50 for it?
Who's got £40 for it?
Who's got £30 for it?
20 I'm bid. At 20, 20 bid.
£20 there, 5, 30. 5, 40. 5, 50. 50 bid, 5, 60, 5, 70.
70 bid. And 5, 80.
At £80 then. Bid's with me. At £80 only. Is there any more at all?
At £80, bid's with me and it's done at £80 and done, thank you.
That is plus £40, thank you very much. Next is the coffee table.
-Here we go.
-Gordon Russell coffee table, bid me for that.
Start me off, someone. I'm bid straight in at £50 bid, at 50.
5, 60, 5, 70, 5, 80, 5, 90, 5, 100 and 10 with me. At 110.
-We're in profit.
-At 110. Is there any more at all? At £110.
-Is there any more?
-Ignore the estimate.
£110, you are plus £2 on that. Feeling better?
That is exciting, isn't it?
Listen, you were 22,
you got the coffee table away with a profit of £2, you are plus £24.
What are you going to do about this breakfast table?
-I think we should go for it.
-We should definitely go for it.
£24 could be a winning score. You've got that money in the bank.
You don't have to go for it. Anyway, you're going to do it. Yes.
Going with the bonus buy, you have £24 profit.
You're still going to spin the wheel and off we go again.
I'm bid £100. At 100.
At £100 only, 110.
120 in the room. 130, 140.
-You're in profit.
-In the room, 170.
-He's not finished.
At £190 and I sell then at £190 and done, thank you.
-Brilliant, that's really great.
-Well done, that's plus £70.
Congratulations, Colin. Overall then, you are plus £94.
Just don't say a word to the Blues. If you see them, don't talk.
Might have to wipe the smile off my face.
-So, Rachel, Phil, how are you feeling?
-Fine, thank you.
-Been talking to the Reds?
-Do you know what their score is?
-Not at all. Clueless.
-That's what we like.
-First up is the compass fob and here it comes.
-Give me 20 to start.
20, I'm bid at 20, 20 bid. At £20, take 5, someone.
At 5 on the net, bid 30. At 30. Bid's over yonder at £30 only.
30 bid, is there any more?
At £30 and I sell then at £30 and done, thank you.
Well done, girl, that is plus £10. That's all right, isn't it?
-355 is the Mdina glass.
Give me £30 for the lot, someone.
Give me £20 for the lot. Come on. 20 I'm bid at, 20. 20 bid.
At £20 only, who's got 5? 25, 30? At 35, looking at your shoes again.
At 35, 40 is it?
At £35, right at the back and I sell then at 35 and done, thank you.
-That is £7 profit.
-Another little bit. Your earrings.
-Here we go.
-20. 20 I am bid at, 20.
At £20, only at 20. 5. 30, 5. 40.
40 bid I've got down here at 40. At £40, is there any more at all?
At £40 and I sell on my right and done then at 40 and done. Yes.
This is ridiculous!
£32, £39, plus £49.
You spent £56 and you have made £49 profit.
-Nearly doubled the money.
What are you going to do about the Mauchline job? Going to risk it?
-We're going to stick.
-Let's stay where we are.
-Stay where we are.
-You're going to what?
-There's no Scottish people here.
That's the decision then, we're not going with the Mauchline job.
Right, sticking with the 49 but we're going to sell it anyway
and see what happens. Great.
I'm bid £20 on the book bid at 20, and 5, 30. 30 bid, 5, 40.
40 bid, and 5, 50. And 5, 60, 60 bid. On the book.
£60 only, is there any more at all?
At £60, on the book, can I sell at 60 and done.
Ye of little faith!
When Anita says something's going to do well on the international
market because it's Scottish, you have to believe the woman.
-A big slip-up.
-£60, you would have made £38 profit.
Do we get a golden gavel now because we made three profits?
That will be revealed later.
-Well, teams, everybody happy?
Well, we're all happy today,
aren't we, because both teams are going home with substantial profits.
They are both winners but sadly, one team has to be the runners-up
and the runners-up today are...
The Blues are runners-up with profits of £49 which is
an extraordinary turnaround, really, because normally
if you make a profit of about £3 you're a winner on this programme.
Anyway, there it is. Bad luck.
I'm going to give you your £49, Rach.
I don't want you spending that all at once.
You have the additional accolade, of course, of getting the golden gavel.
The ancient and venerable award of the golden gavel.
We've run out of golden gavels so we now present you
with nice clips like that.
Take one, darling. OK, Dad.
Take that one. There you go, Anita. One to add to your collection.
Anyway, well done. But the team that are wandering
away with the most cash are, of course,
the Reds and you get £94 to go home with.
£94, how about that!
Just as well you went with Colin Young's bonus buy, wasn't it?
That made a profit of £70. Congratulations on that, Colin.
-You had a good time?
-Lovely, really enjoyed it.
Really nice to see you. Congratulations all round.
-In fact, join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
I know you're sitting there thinking,
"I could have done better than that!"
Well, what's stopping you?
If you think you can spot a bargain, go to our BBC website and apply.
It'll be splendid to see you!
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The hunt for bargains continues at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern with the red and blue teams helped by experts Anita Manning and Colin Young. One of the blue team is obsessed with buying some scales but settles for something a little more surprising.
Presenter Tim Wonnacott takes time out to visit Castle Howard in North Yorkshire.