Edinburgh 16 Bargain Hunt


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Edinburgh 16

The teams scour the stalls in Edinburgh. Nick Hall teams up with friendly neighbours in red, and Jeremy Lamond discovers the hidden antiques for his sisters in blue.


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Tartan means we must be in Scotland. Do you fancy doing a bit of shopping?

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Then let's go bargain hunting!

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Three items, ?300,

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one hour, piece of cake?

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Huh! That's what you think!

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Let's find out how easy our teams are going to find it today.

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Our venue is the Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair

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where Nick Hall quite literally has his hands full with the Reds - lucky fellow!

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What are we looking for now? There's Poole Pottery... For more bargains!

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And so are the Blues with help from the ever inquisitive Jeremy Lamond.

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Could you squeeze it down?

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Hey! Then we head west to auction in Glasgow

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where Anita Manning is ready to sell, sell, sell!

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?140... First, let's meet the teams.

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Well, hello, everyone and welcome. Thank you. Hello, Tim.

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So, Irene, what was it that brought you two together?

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Well, eight years ago, I moved into the street that Sandra was already living in.

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We instantly became friends and so it goes on.

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And you go off on holiday together?

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Yes. One night, we had a bit too much wine and decided we'd go to America and we did.

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We're doing the same this year. We're off to Los Angeles in June

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and really looking forward to it, aren't we? Yeah.

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You go as two couples, you go with your husbands? We allow our husbands to go as well, yes.

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We're very kind. And you also like to do a bit of twittering, don't you?

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Or is it tweeting? It's twittering. It's twittering.

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I'm a bird-watcher. In Peebles, where I stay, we have an osprey centre and I volunteer at that.

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The public come along and they see the ospreys live on camera.

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I tell them all about ospreys and I just really love it. It's a wonderful hobby.

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Has that always been your job? No, no. I was an auxiliary nurse before.

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Sadly, I was medically retired.

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And looking very well on it. Thank you. And looking forward to your lovely holiday. Very much so, yes.

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Sandra, do you also work as a nurse? Yes, I work as an auxiliary nurse.

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I have done for 25 years, but I'm retiring soon.

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I'm getting a new little grandchild and I'm in a community choir,

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so I want to be able to go off with them. We're going off to New York.

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Are you? We'll sing in the British Memorial Garden in Central Park.

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Are you representing Scotland? Yeah. Lovely.

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How is it going to pan out between the two of you today on Bargain Hunt?

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We're not sure. We're going to wait and see what's there and just depend on our expert quite a lot.

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Are you? We're looking forward to the challenge. Good luck. Thank you.

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Now for the Blues, are you quaking in your boots? Yes. Yes, we are.

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So, Anne-Marie, tell me how you two teamed up.

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I think I met Fiona in a pram at some point

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because this is my little sister.

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Oh, how sweet! Very sweet.

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But you do all sorts of things together, you two sisters? We do.

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Like the girls, we go on holiday together.

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We go to auctions.

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And we do antique fairs periodically, antique shops, that kind of thing.

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What do you do for a living? I work just over the fence at the airport.

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What do you do there? Customer service.

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Keeping everybody happy? Yes, and checking people in, getting them on and off planes safely.

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I'm fortunate enough to be able to meet some famous people. Can't talk about them. No, quite.

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Now, Fiona, you have a similar high-flying job.

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Yes, I'm a dinner lady.

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I'm a cook supervisor in school meals.

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How long have you been doing it? 15 years. 13 years in a primary school and two years in a secondary school.

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Is it a big school? It is. About 1,200 pupils in it.

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Is it really? Yes. That is quite a cooking task. It is.

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What's your plan of action today?

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To make as much profit as we can. Because we're going to Shanghai.

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What, on the profits? Yes, absolutely.

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Shanghai is an awfully long way away.

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Have you worked out what it's going to cost you?

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Why do you want to go to Shanghai, you two gigglers? We have a younger sister in Shanghai.

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Really? You're well spread out, your lovely family, aren't you? Hmm.

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OK, so it's Shanghai or bust. Yes. That's it.

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Now, the money moment. Here's your ?300. ?300 apiece.

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Thank you. Oh, like that!

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Anyway, you know the rules, your experts await and off you go and very, very good luck!

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Look at that, all girls, and so jolly!

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And what more could our well-travelled, jolly teams want than some well-rounded advice?

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We've got ?300 and three things to buy.

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I imagine you two are good shoppers. Oh, yeah. I love shopping.

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I like small silver things. Small silver? Yes, small silver.

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There's plenty of that. I quite like art glass and something that's Lalique-esque.

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It's going to be a breeze. Come on, let's shop. Let's go. Let's shop.

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Shall we start? Thank you. Thank you.

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Fasten your seatbelts, folks. We have lift-off.

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We're on the clock. Just dive in anywhere.

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I wonder what bargains our jet-setting ladies will alight on?

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Silver shell salts. Quite pretty, aren't they? Yeah, they are quite nice.

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Are they marked silver? They look as if they are. There's no hallmark.

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They've got to be silver really to make money.

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Don't buy plate because it's not a good seller.

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But oh, dear, that's exactly what the Reds are eyeing up.

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That's got a real look about it. That's lovely.

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You can just about make out some writing. If you breathe on it, you'll see the lettering come up.

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Uh-huh. Yes, Goldsmiths. Goldsmiths Silversmiths Company, Regent Street, London.

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Top makers of fine silver and silver plate. It's got a nice look to it.

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It's part of a tea set. The milk jug and sugar bowl are missing.

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Silver plate at auction can struggle and we've got two out of three bits missing.

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We'll leave it just now and maybe come back. Yeah.

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So silver plate's off the menu for now.

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Back over to the Blues who have spotted something frightfully funky.

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It's a contemporary Poole vase, Manhattan shape, made in the last ten years or so.

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It's the sort of thing that would fit into any modern environment.

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I've always liked Poole. I like that too. It's a collectable of the future, isn't it? Yes.

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Whilst at the moment at auction, it may not fire on four cylinders, certainly in time, it will.

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And I think it's just a nice vase, isn't it? It's beautiful.

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It's by a recognised maker. Look at all these lovely glazes.

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You've got a matt finish. You've got this shimmering emerald green here, that bright orange.

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It's all combined in this modern contemporary shape.

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It's a lovely vase. What's the best you could do for this?

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I can do 60 on that. 60...

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Yeah, I'm happy with that. Yeah? Are you happy with that? Yeah.

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Great. Thank you. Thanks very much.

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So a colourful first purchase by our smiling sisters in blue.

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Art Deco. It's nice.

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A bit of 1930s Bakelite. Bakelite is collectable, isn't it? Yeah.

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It's high time our Reds took a step in the right direction. Come on!

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Now, this is what I was after.

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Walking sticks? Yeah, I really like walking sticks. Yeah...

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Would this be silver? Yeah, this would be a little silver collar.

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You've got the original owner's initials on it, RAM. Quite discreet.

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It is. There should be a little hallmark there. There's a set of hallmarks there.

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Can you see where it was made? Let me just get the glass on there.

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Oh, it's London. Oh. So the silver was hallmarked in London.

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It looks to me to be probably Edwardian.

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The actual cane itself, do you know what it's made of? Mahogany? Rosewood. Rosewood. Oh, right.

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?50 on it. That's a bit much.

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If you could get that down to ?30 or ?40... 30, yeah. 30 or 40. Right.

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You'll have a chance at auction. People do collect sticks.

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I could go to 40.

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You couldn't go to 35?

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38 and that's my lowest. 38.

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It's not expensive. I think we should go for that. I really wanted to buy a walking stick. You did.

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I said that before I came. You've made her day. Thank you very much.

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Who says you can't get the staff these days?

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What are we looking for now? There's Poole Pottery here. We're looking for more bargains. OK.

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I like that cane. Are you pleased with that? I am. It's a great thing.

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More of that. OK. Come on. Right, come on.

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Uncovering those hidden bargains can take a bit of detective work.

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MUSIC: "The Pink Panther Theme" Luckily for the Blues, "Inspecteur" Lamond is on 'and.

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That's ?295, so that's going back on the table.

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It's a bit soft there and I think it's just been a bit restored there.

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But one mystery is proving difficult to solve.

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Do we know what it is?

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Isn't that wacky? It's not a candlestick, is it?

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What is it? I've no idea. It's something my wife got, eh?

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It's just bizarre. It might take some sort of bottle.

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It's quite heavy.

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It could be an elaborate paperweight with a clip for notes.

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I can't think what else it could be.

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Hunting interest? I like it.

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Do you like that? I don't know what it is. I do like it. It's completely bizarre. Very quirky.

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It's got a bit of damage at the top. You have to take that into account.

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But for someone who likes hunting and wants...

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I can't think of anything more than a desk weight at the moment.

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You might be right about a bottle inside, but it's heavy enough to keep papers down.

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There's a clip on the top, there's a memo pad. Yes.

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And I think that would appeal to the quirky side of the auction market, really. ?35...

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What do you think? We'll think about it. Do you want to come back to it? Yeah. It might be gone. I know.

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It might be gone. You think?

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Poole Pottery. Delphis range.

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1970s. It went up and up in value a few years ago. It's coming down. And it kind of dropped again.

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That's a cracking bit of Keith Murray pottery. It's in really good condition. Good size, nice colour.

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Oh! It's a nice price as well!

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?400. It's ?400.

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Fantastic. Beautiful. Sorry, it's beyond us.

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Yes, moving on, please, Reds.

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Should the Blues have walked off without that boot?

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What's the worst that can happen? What if we try and get it for 20? Cos it's a bit damaged. OK.

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What was your best price on that?

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25. 25. 25?

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Yes, OK. Yeah? Could you squeeze it down?

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It's a bit wrecked at the top.

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22.

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- Thank you. - You're welcome.

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Thank you very much. Thank you.

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It's cheap, but what is it?

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It's lovely to be in Scotland and, not surprisingly, because we're north of the border,

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it's an opportunity of finding some Scottish pictures.

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Look how glorious that is!

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We've got a fellow in a skiff,

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poling his way up a river.

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Underneath, you can just about make out

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"Cleve Mill on the Thames",

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and then the signature, "J Douglas, 1890".

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One thing you have to remember about the River Thames at the end of the 19th century

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is an author called Jerome K Jerome.

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Because Jerome K Jerome wrote a book Three Men In A Boat

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which was published in 1889,

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the story of a boat trip he took up a stretch of the Thames

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from Sunbury-on-Thames to Oxford.

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Little did he know that that travelogue that was both humorous and an easy read

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would become wildly popular.

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Here we have the Dundee artist James Douglas,

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taking his trip up the Thames

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the year after Three Men In A Boat was published,

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and recording the scene outside this famous mill in watercolour.

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And he's done the most phenomenally beautiful job.

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If we look at the other watercolour, we have another Thames-side mill.

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Douglas, in the same year, has travelled a little further up the River Thames

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as far as Streatley Mill.

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In short, they're exquisite.

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What are they worth?

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Well, the two could be bought here in Edinburgh in the fair a long way from the Thames

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for ?45.

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Now, is that expensive?

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I don't think so. Do you?

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This Highland Stoneware here... ?45 would be the best price.

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What we need to know is if there will be avid collectors at the auction.

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If you don't know that, it's a big risk you're taking.

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It's a very niche market, so it is a risk to buy it.

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But Ruskin Lustre like this is quite sought after at the right sort of money.

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After all this risky business, have the Reds found a safer bet?

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How much is that? Well, at the moment, it's ?110. Right. It's what we call an apprentice chest.

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Uh-huh. The cabinet-maker would have made something like this

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to show the cabinet-making firm what level he's at before he's allowed to make the real-size things.

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It looks like it's an Edwardian chest.

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The really expensive ones are Georgian and Victorian ones will sell exceptionally well.

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This is slightly later, I would think maybe about 1900, 1910.

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The handles are very much in the Art Nouveau style of that period.

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The drawer linings are nice and solid. They've got a good thickness of timber there,

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again a sign of the quality.

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Nice, original French polish on there. I like the handles.

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It's rather nice.

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What would be the best price on this? What's the best price? 90?

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We were thinking, and say "no" if you want to,

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about 60. No. No.

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She was a bit quick then. She was. She had her mind made up.

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60? We could do it for 70. 70.

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?70... What do you think? I don't think that's a bad deal - ?70. No. I like that.

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I think we should go for that. You don't get much furniture for 70 quid. We'll go for it.

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It's up to you. Yeah. We'll go for that. Are you sure? Yeah. ?70. You've got yourselves a chest. OK.

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Well done, Reds. Item number two is already winging its way to the auction.

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Two things bought in 24 minutes and how much have we spent?

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38 and 70 - ?108. ?108. ?108.

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So we've got 36 minutes... To saunter around. And all that money left.

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Come on, let's have a nice leisurely stroll, shall we? Yes, yes.

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This is easy really, isn't it? It's a doddle.

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I call that tempting fate!

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Tudric pewter enamel. A spill vase, I suppose you'd call it.

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It's about 1905. Mm-hm.

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Designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty.

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There is a bit of unevenness around here. Has that been cut off? I think it's been cut off at the top.

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It's a bit sharp.

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Both teams are after their last buy, but who will find it first?

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It is a bit brown. Yeah. Right.

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Royal Doulton. That is nice.

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Look what I've found.

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Glasgow School Arts and Crafts metalware.

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Isn't that stunning? Looks like Rennie Mackintosh. It's got that look. It's really nice.

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It's about the time he would have been influencing metalware of that period,

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so it's got a lot going for it.

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We're going to a good auction in the middle of Glasgow. We have Anita on the rostrum.

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You couldn't find a better venue to sell something like this. How much?

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I just had a chat with the stall-holder. He's asking 140.

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140 is a lot. It's a fair whack of money, but it's a lot of object.

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You're right. If you're going to sell it, Glasgow is the place to sell it. That's what I thought.

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Anita would do her best, I'm sure.

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140, is that...? Honestly, 140 is a pretty good price.

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The best I could do is 140.

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If these two lovely ladies pushed ?120 cash in your hand, would you say "no"?

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I'd say "no". Could you say "no" to that? I would. What about 130?

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I'll do it for 135 and it's yours.

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135 is going to be the death on it. It's up to you. Let's go for it.

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We'll go for it then. Yes, we'll go for it.

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Go for it? Are you sure? Excellent. 135. 135. Thank you very much.

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That's what I like - a bit of derring-do.

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Well done, Reds.

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Well, it all started with the rosewood walking cane.

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That was Irene's favourite for ?38.

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Then they were drawn to the apprentice chest for 70.

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And finally, they blew the big bucks

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on the Arts and Crafts tray at ?135.

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How are you, girls? We're fine. Very happy. Have you had a nice time? A wonderful time.

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What did you spend all round?

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?243. ?243...

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So I will want 57 of leftover lolly, please. That's right. I've got it in my pocket.

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Which is your favourite piece? I think the apprentice chest is the favourite piece.

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Is that going to bring the biggest profit? Hopefully. Either that or the walking cane.

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We bought a walking cane as well, so one of these.

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A little touch goes across to Nicholas. Thank you very much.

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Any inspiration on your wander round?

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I'm going to find something to dazzle Anita with, get her onside.

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Yes, the cunning Anita. That's our next thrill, isn't it?

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We'll get her on board. Yeah, definitely. Off to Glasgow for the auction. Go and have a cup of tea.

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'Time for a tea? That'll make the Blues jealous!

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'They've still got another item to find. Hurry up then, Blues.'

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Where are we going? We're looking for glass or... There's glass over there.

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Scratched. Mm-hm. The market will be a bit ambivalent to that.

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Hmm, Anne-Marie did fancy a bit of French glass.

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What's this?

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That's Lalique-esque.

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Let's see. It's signed on the edge.

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"Vallon." It's a bit of French art glass.

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And what are these? They look to me like cherries.

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Yeah, 1930s. It's '30s, is it? Yeah.

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You like your French pressed glass, don't you? I really do.

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I covet a piece of Lalique.

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I don't think we can afford Lalique. We can't afford it, no.

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But it's a nice, artist's signed bowl.

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?45. What do you think? Yeah, I like that. You both like that? Are you quite happy to get that?

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Yes. What could you do this for?

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We could take it down to 35 for you.

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Bring it down a wee bit? Any more than 35?

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34. LAUGHTER

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Go for it. Yes, we'll take it at 34. Thank you very much. Thank you.

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Ladies, that pound might make all the difference.

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They've bagged their items. Just as well because time's up.

0:21:080:21:14

Anne-Marie and Fiona went for a splash of colour

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with their first item - a Poole vase for ?60.

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They took their second purchase in their stride

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with this novelty hunting boot for 22.

0:21:250:21:28

And the French glass bowl completed their shop at ?34.

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So you spent how much?

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A hundred and... 116.

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You spent 116. I would like, please, 184 of leftover lolly.

0:21:380:21:43

Look at that, clutching that all... 180 and 4. Very good. 184, Jeremy.

0:21:430:21:48

Lovely. Which is a good old whack of money. Had a good time, girls?

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Wonderful. You can relax now and have a cup of coffee and you've got a challenge.

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Go and find an excellent bonus buy. Good luck, Jeremy.

0:21:580:22:01

Meanwhile, we're heading off to the Borders to a glorious house called Traquair.

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Situated in the Scottish Borders near Peebles,

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Traquair House was originally a hunting lodge for the Kings and Queens of Scotland.

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Since 1491, the house has been owned and lived in by the descendants of the Stuart family

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who always remained fiercely loyal to the Scottish crown and the Catholic cause.

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So when following the Catholic faith was strictly against the law,

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the only solution was to worship in secret.

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And tucked away here on the top floor of Traquair

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is a room that's called to this day the Priest's Room.

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This is where the priest who would be in residence

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to be able to administer to the spiritual needs of the family actually lived,

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tucked away out of sight and out of mind of any visitors.

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He, of course, cooped up in this little space,

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would have had his bodily needs that he needed to tend to,

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and hence in the corner of the room, we've got this tiny space

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which is called the "garde-robe",

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a word from which we derive the word "wardrobe",

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a space for hanging clothes,

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but for him, he also had his lavatorial facilities in here.

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And it was thought that having all that smelly business going on in your clothes storage space

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meant that it would deter the moths.

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Anyway, we'll shut that up.

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On the other side of this interesting room

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is what in the old days would have looked like a plain cupboard.

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The cupboard doors have been removed and essentially glazed,

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so that the tourists today can look at the treasures within.

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Essentially, all these objects relate to the family's Catholic past.

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But when the priest lived up here,

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this cupboard also functioned as the altar itself

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from which he would have administered the Eucharist.

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And an object which would have been used on the altar is this thing

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which is called a monstrance,

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a word that's derived from the Latin and French "to display clearly".

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And for the Catholics, they would want to display in their monstrance

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either a holy relic or part of the host.

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This particular example dates from the third quarter of the 17th century.

0:24:510:24:56

It's made of solid silver, but it's unmarked.

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That's because it's thought the maker didn't want to be identified with the Catholic cause.

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And next to that again is another cupboard door

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that reveals what looks like a bit of a bookcase,

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but if you look carefully, at the back, there's a doorknob,

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a secret doorway which leads...

0:25:200:25:22

MIMICS DOOR CREAKING

0:25:220:25:24

..to the priest's bolthole.

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Ooh, ah! Look at this!

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Imagine the priest fleeing down here away from the authorities,

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and at the bottom of this staircase was a doorway which led to the Tweed itself,

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before it was diverted, where there would be a boat and he could make a speedy escape.

0:25:420:25:48

A huge mob attacked this house in 1688 when James II was deposed.

0:25:500:25:57

They ransacked the place and removed all manner of Popish objects.

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Life continued to be difficult for Catholics

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until the passage of the Catholic Emancipation Act in 1829

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which permitted Catholics once more to worship in public.

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But still they were prevented from serving in government,

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joining the armed forces and even attending university.

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This space had been used as a store and then a billiard room

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and was finally converted into the Catholic chapel we see today.

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Well, the atmosphere at Traquair is serene, open and relaxed.

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Let's hope that the same conditions prevail today over at our auction in Glasgow.

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We've travelled from east to west and pulled up in Glasgow. What could be nicer, at Great Western Auctions,

0:27:060:27:13

than to be with Anita Manning? Good morning. Good morning.

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Lovely to be here. Now, first up for the Reds is this rosewood walking cane.

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Walking sticks are always popular at auction.

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Yes, people like to collect them because there is such a huge variety of styles in the handle.

0:27:250:27:31

This one is quite a plain handle, but the lovely patterns in the wood are helping that along. I like it.

0:27:310:27:39

So how much do you think then? 20 to 40. OK, ?38 paid. Right.

0:27:390:27:44

I expect they'll get a nice profit on that.

0:27:440:27:47

Next up is the so-called apprentice piece.

0:27:470:27:50

It does look nice and these little items are popular.

0:27:500:27:54

They're very functional as you can put your wee bits and pieces in them.

0:27:540:27:58

Not a bad wee piece, but not the best that we can see.

0:27:580:28:01

It's clean, useful and perfectly genuine. How much?

0:28:010:28:05

60 to 80. Fine, they paid ?70. Yeah. That's all right. They could make a profit on it. It's spot-on.

0:28:050:28:11

We've got a spot-on cane, a spot-on wee chest of drawers.

0:28:110:28:15

What about this hopefully Glasgow piece of hammered-out brass?

0:28:150:28:19

Yes, well, the buyers in Glasgow, in the west of Scotland, really love this type of item.

0:28:190:28:26

And it very often is of high quality,

0:28:260:28:30

so this will be well-fancied. How much do you think?

0:28:300:28:33

I've put 70 to 100 on it and I think I might have been a wee bit mean on that.

0:28:330:28:39

On the other hand, it could be a "come and buy me" estimate.

0:28:390:28:43

It needs to be because 135 was paid.

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OK. They might get there.

0:28:460:28:48

We won't get depressed too early. No.

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But we will go and have a look at the bonus buy.

0:28:510:28:54

Sandra and Irene, you had ?57 of leftover lolly which you gave to Nick. Yeah.

0:28:540:28:59

What did you buy, Nick? I didn't spend the lot, but it is full of eastern promise.

0:28:590:29:04

That's rather nice. A bit different, isn't it? Yeah, I like that.

0:29:040:29:08

It's bronze. It's nice. Kashmiri, I think, or that region certainly.

0:29:080:29:14

It's a nice little collector's piece.

0:29:140:29:17

I like that. The decoration caught my eye as well. It's quite nicely worked.

0:29:170:29:22

Yeah, I think that's quite impressive.

0:29:220:29:25

How much did you spend on it, Nick? ?45.

0:29:250:29:28

I would hope we would make maybe ?20, ?25 out of it, I would hope.

0:29:280:29:33

All right. I could live with that. Good. I could cope with that. You might have to!

0:29:330:29:38

Thank you. Yes...

0:29:380:29:41

OK, well, think on those treasured comments

0:29:410:29:44

because right now for the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Nick's pot.

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So, Anita, a little pot. You just play your pipe and out comes a cobra.

0:29:500:29:55

This is what I particularly like about this little pot.

0:29:550:29:59

We have two or three snakes entwining the pot

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and this little snake here forming a handle.

0:30:020:30:06

So it's one charmer to another, really, isn't it, Anita?

0:30:060:30:10

I think you've got it in three!

0:30:100:30:13

So how much then, Anita? 30 to 50.

0:30:130:30:16

?45 paid by Nick Hall. I think he's paid the right amount. I think it's got some style.

0:30:160:30:22

It could do all right. That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues...

0:30:220:30:26

Their first item is the Poole pot,

0:30:260:30:29

so-called Manhattan pattern.

0:30:290:30:32

Any good, Anita?

0:30:320:30:34

The thing about Poole is they always had good designers designing their pots.

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I love the flamboyance of the colours that they use.

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I think that it should do reasonably well, despite the fact that it's not all that old.

0:30:420:30:47

How much then? 40 to 60 on this pot. ?60 paid.

0:30:470:30:51

They're just about on the edge.

0:30:510:30:54

Next is this oddball hunting boot paperweight-cum-inkwell

0:30:540:30:59

which is seriously strange. I know, but it's good fun. Yeah.

0:30:590:31:03

And people like novelty items.

0:31:030:31:06

I don't know how well it will go in a busy urban area like Glasgow

0:31:060:31:10

because not a lot of hunting goes on there.

0:31:100:31:14

How much? 30 to 50. ?22 paid. They paid a modest amount for that. I think that's quite clever.

0:31:140:31:19

Now we've got the Lalique look-alike that looks like Sabino,

0:31:190:31:24

but is in fact by Vallon. Yes, yes. Any good?

0:31:240:31:28

It's a poor man's Lalique,

0:31:280:31:31

but at the same point it's expressing an Art Deco look which is popular with the buyers.

0:31:310:31:37

I particularly like this cherry design.

0:31:370:31:40

I think it's very, very appealing. How much?

0:31:400:31:43

It's 60 to 100. That's amazing because they only paid ?34.

0:31:430:31:47

Good. That was a seriously good buy.

0:31:470:31:50

That's exciting. They probably won't need their bonus buy, but let's go and have a look at it anyway.

0:31:500:31:56

Well then, girls, are you happy? Yes. You look very happy, as well you ought to.

0:31:560:32:01

You gave Jeremy ?184 of leftover lolly.

0:32:010:32:05

Jeremy, what did you spend it on?

0:32:050:32:08

What do you think? Let me see it. Where do you think it's come from?

0:32:080:32:12

India? Absolutely right.

0:32:120:32:14

This is something that would have been brought back and used on a desk

0:32:140:32:19

to keep your papers in and put your pens on.

0:32:190:32:22

It's called Sadeli work and it's very intricately done.

0:32:220:32:26

How much did you pay for it, Jeremy? 45.

0:32:260:32:28

Do you think we'll get a profit out of it? I think on a good day for all that work,

0:32:280:32:34

you should be getting ?60 to ?100 for it easily.

0:32:340:32:37

Mm-hm. But let's see what happens.

0:32:370:32:39

Anyway, let the great marketplace decide.

0:32:390:32:42

But right now, for the audience at home,

0:32:420:32:45

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Jeremy's Indian encrier.

0:32:450:32:50

Well, this is handsome, isn't it? Yes, yes.

0:32:500:32:53

It's a little Anglo-Indian box here

0:32:530:32:57

with lots of very intricate carving here

0:32:570:33:02

and this marvellous mosaic work round here.

0:33:020:33:05

A little desk stand. It would look lovely on a desk

0:33:050:33:09

and we've got a little drawer here which is rather sweet as well. Yeah.

0:33:090:33:14

It is an amazing amount of work. We're missing two inkwells. Yes. How much then?

0:33:140:33:19

?40 to ?60. ?45 paid by Jeremy. Who knows? It could really take off.

0:33:190:33:24

I'll do my very, very best.

0:33:240:33:26

As usual, Anita. Thank you.

0:33:260:33:28

So, girls, how are you feeling? I'm a bit nervous.

0:33:370:33:40

I think I'll never be able to walk along Peebles High Street again after this. Will you not? No.

0:33:400:33:46

Unless you give me a bag for my head.

0:33:460:33:49

Come on! It isn't as bad as all that, is it? It is.

0:33:490:33:52

Your rosewood cane is splendid. I'm not so hot on the apprentice's chest, but Anita loved it.

0:33:520:33:58

And the Arts and Crafts tray is pure Glasgow.

0:33:580:34:02

It really is. You couldn't be selling it in a better place.

0:34:020:34:06

So all in all, I am predicting that you will be marginally in profit.

0:34:060:34:10

Here we go. It's a tapering walking cane with the silver collar.

0:34:100:34:14

Rosewood, ladies and gentlemen.

0:34:140:34:17

Johnson Matthey and Company of London.

0:34:170:34:20

This is a stick of quality.

0:34:200:34:22

Can we say ?80? We should at least say ?80.

0:34:220:34:27

80? 60?

0:34:270:34:29

Start me at ?20 for the rosewood cane? ?20? 20 bid.

0:34:290:34:34

Any advance on 20? 25.

0:34:340:34:37

That can't be right. 30. 35. ?35.

0:34:370:34:40

Come on. Come on, more than that. Any advance on 35?

0:34:400:34:44

Any advance on 35? 35...

0:34:440:34:46

That is disappointing. I'm really sorry, girls. ?35 is minus ?3.

0:34:460:34:51

Lot 125, a lovely little apprentice piece, ladies and gentlemen.

0:34:510:34:57

A little miniature chest of drawers.

0:34:570:34:59

100 surely?

0:34:590:35:02

?50 then? 50 bid. 60.

0:35:020:35:04

70. Very good. 80. ?80.

0:35:040:35:07

With you, sir, at ?80.

0:35:070:35:09

You're in profit. Any advance on ?80? I told you you would be.

0:35:090:35:13

All done at ?80? ?80... ?80 is plus 10.

0:35:130:35:16

You are overall plus ?7. That is a good position to be in

0:35:160:35:20

as we come to this belting tray.

0:35:200:35:22

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a superb example

0:35:220:35:25

of the Arts and Crafts work done in Glasgow in the 1920s

0:35:250:35:31

and 1930s.

0:35:310:35:33

?200? 150?

0:35:330:35:36

Start me at ?100?

0:35:360:35:38

100?

0:35:380:35:40

100 bid.

0:35:400:35:43

Yes! 100 bid. 110.

0:35:430:35:45

120. 130. 140.

0:35:450:35:48

Yes! ?140... You're in profit just. Don't stop there.

0:35:480:35:52

140. Any advance on 140?

0:35:520:35:56

140...

0:35:560:35:58

Yes, very good, girls. Well done. You are plus ?12.

0:35:580:36:02

Oh, wow! You're going home with money. We are.

0:36:020:36:05

Absolutely marvellous. Sandra will be delighted. You can walk with your heads high now.

0:36:050:36:10

What are you going to do about this bonus buy? We'll stick with the profit that we've got.

0:36:100:36:16

Stick with your ?12 profit? That'll be fine. Will it? Yeah.

0:36:160:36:20

You won't be too annoyed if the Kashmir pot makes ?60 or ?80?

0:36:200:36:24

No. Yes, I will! Yes, you will. This is the rough bit about this, isn't it? We'll bank our profit.

0:36:240:36:30

You're going to park it? Yeah. Let's see what it makes anyway.

0:36:300:36:34

Lot 130, this is a 19th century, Kashmiri bronze pot.

0:36:340:36:40

Have we made the wrong decision? A beautiful little bronze pot. ?150?

0:36:400:36:44

100?

0:36:440:36:47

?50 surely, ladies and gentlemen?

0:36:470:36:49

30 then?

0:36:490:36:51

30 bid.

0:36:510:36:53

30. 40. 50.

0:36:530:36:55

?50... We're in profit. With the gentleman at ?50... Not in profit!

0:36:550:37:00

The Kashmiri pot, ?50. With you, sir...

0:37:000:37:03

No more bids, please! ?50...

0:37:030:37:06

?50, well played. Beautifully sold.

0:37:060:37:09

That would have been plus ?5.

0:37:090:37:11

?12 and ?17 is not much difference. As it is, it's plus ?12.

0:37:110:37:15

I think you've done very well. Thank you. Well done. Thank you. I think you've been brave about this.

0:37:150:37:21

How are you feeling, Fifi? Nervous.

0:37:320:37:35

What have you got to be nervous about, babe? The boot. The boot? Yes. She's never liked the boot.

0:37:350:37:41

Here we go then. Here comes the Poole.

0:37:410:37:44

143 is this contemporary Poole vase, ladies and gentlemen.

0:37:440:37:48

This is one of the antiques of the future.

0:37:480:37:52

Can we say ?150?

0:37:520:37:55

100? ?50?

0:37:550:37:58

?20? 20... ?20?

0:37:580:38:01

20 with you, sir. 20. 30.

0:38:010:38:04

Any advance on 30?

0:38:040:38:06

40. 50.

0:38:060:38:09

50... ?50.

0:38:090:38:11

With you, sir, at ?50.

0:38:110:38:14

Any advance on ?50? ?50...

0:38:140:38:18

Bad luck. That's minus ?10.

0:38:180:38:20

It could have been worse. It could have been 30.

0:38:200:38:23

Here comes your paperweight. Your old boot!

0:38:230:38:27

It's this little leather paperweight

0:38:270:38:31

in the form of a riding boot.

0:38:310:38:33

Any horsey people in the room? This is the perfect paperweight.

0:38:330:38:38

A little collectable. Giddy-up! Can we say ?80 for the paperweight?

0:38:380:38:42

?80? 80? 60?

0:38:420:38:45

Start me at ?20?

0:38:450:38:47

?20? ?20 surely?

0:38:470:38:49

?20? ?10 then? Come on. 10 bid.

0:38:490:38:53

Come on. Any advance on 10? Come on.

0:38:530:38:56

15. 20.

0:38:560:38:58

Any advance on 20? Any advance on ?20? All done at ?20?

0:38:580:39:02

?20... GAVEL BANGS

0:39:020:39:05

?20. That is minus ?2.

0:39:050:39:07

That's not so swift.

0:39:070:39:09

Lot 145...

0:39:090:39:11

This is going to claw it all back. Here's the money.

0:39:110:39:15

Opalescent glass bowl decorated with cherries and leaves.

0:39:150:39:18

A beautiful piece of Art Deco.

0:39:180:39:21

I'm holding two bids on the books

0:39:210:39:24

and I can start the bidding at ?30.

0:39:240:39:28

I have two bids on the books. Tension.

0:39:280:39:30

?30. 40.

0:39:300:39:33

50.

0:39:330:39:35

?50.

0:39:350:39:37

60.

0:39:370:39:38

60 for the Art Deco opalescent bowl. Oh, girls! 60.

0:39:380:39:43

70.

0:39:430:39:44

80.

0:39:440:39:46

?80.

0:39:460:39:48

85 with me. 90.

0:39:480:39:50

90 on the floor. I'm out at ?90.

0:39:500:39:54

It's 90 on the floor. Any advance on ?90?

0:39:540:39:58

All done at ?90? ?90...

0:39:580:40:02

Yes! Would that be ?56? I think that would be ?56.

0:40:020:40:06

I don't believe that, girls. ?56!

0:40:060:40:09

That makes it 54...plus 44 overall.

0:40:090:40:13

You have been rescued from the depths of despair and you now have ?44 in your back pocket.

0:40:130:40:18

Isn't that good? It's good. You must be chuffed at that. Yes.

0:40:180:40:22

What are you going to do about this old Indian desk job?

0:40:220:40:26

Will you park your ?44 of profit or risk it and go with the desk?

0:40:260:40:30

We'll stick with our 44, Fiona? Yes. Are you sure? Yes.

0:40:300:40:34

The girls are not going to do it, but we're going to sell it anyway.

0:40:340:40:38

Lot 149 is the Anglo-Indian,

0:40:380:40:42

two-handled desk stand with drawer.

0:40:420:40:45

19th century, ladies and gentlemen. ?80?

0:40:450:40:49

80? 60? Start me at ?20?

0:40:490:40:52

20 bid. Any... 25.

0:40:520:40:56

30. 35.

0:40:560:40:58

40. ?40.

0:40:580:41:00

It's on the floor at 40. Any advance on ?40?

0:41:020:41:06

All done at ?40? ?40...

0:41:060:41:09

?40. Good move, girls.

0:41:090:41:11

Well played. Minus ?5 on that, but you stuck to your 44,

0:41:110:41:15

which is absolutely brilliant,

0:41:150:41:17

which means you will be going home with folding money. Now, ?44 should and ought to be a winning score.

0:41:170:41:24

But don't say a word to the Reds. Right. Promise. Promise? Mm-hm.

0:41:240:41:28

Have you been chatting at all? No.

0:41:350:41:38

Not at all, no. I have to tell you that both teams are walking home with a profit.

0:41:380:41:44

That's the similarity. That's good.

0:41:440:41:46

And the team that marginally are behind today are the Reds.

0:41:460:41:50

Aw! Aw!

0:41:500:41:52

Steady progress... Hello, here we go!

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Steady progress, that's what I call it... Oh, well! ..took you forward to your ?12.

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There you go, Sandra. That's ten of them and a couple of smackers. Thank you. That's ?6 each. Wow!

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You were worried about not being able to go out into your locality if you did badly

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and look how brilliantly it's turned out. Thanks to Nick. Bless you.

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You didn't go with the bonus buy which is regretful

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because Nick's bonus buy would have made you another ?5 note,

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but it is terribly difficult to gauge these things. Yeah.

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Did you have a good time? A great time. We've loved every minute.

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But the victors who win by taking home ?44...

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Oh, yeah! Take that lot then. That's very good, Fiona.

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There's your 40 and here comes some more loose change.

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Entirely made up by the very jammy result, if you don't mind me saying, on your Art Deco opalescent bowl.

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You must be really chuffed. I'm really pleased. For that thing to make ?90 was jolly good.

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Excellent auctioneering. Lovely Scottish folk.

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We have had such a super programme.

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Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes? Yes!

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The teams scour the stalls at the Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair. Expert Nick Hall teams up with friendly neighbours in red, and Jeremy Lamond discovers all the hidden antiques clues for his sisters in blue. Tim Wonnacott pays a visit to Traquair House on the Scottish Borders to discover how the Stuarts' family allegiance to the Catholic cause meant worshiping in secret.