Kent 4 Bargain Hunt


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Tim Wonnacott and the teams are hunting for bargains in Kent at Detling Antiques Fair. Expert help comes in the form of David Barby and James Braxton.


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Today, we're in Detling, in Kent. This place in the Second World War was a fighter base.

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But let's hope that our teams' profits today soar and don't bomb.

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Let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!

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Today's teams are a mother and son

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versus a mother and daughter-in-law.

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They each have one hour to spend £300

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to buy three items here at the International Antiques and Collectors' Fair.

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Let's hope that they come armed with energy and enthusiasm.

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Coming up...

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James Braxton tries to impress the Reds with his brute strength.

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They are very comfortable, in fact.

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Whereas David Barby charms the Blues with his banter.

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-You're quite knowledgeable, aren't you? You really are.

-I've been around a bit.

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I pay a visit to glorious Scotney Castle.

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And we see whose team's tactics pay off at the auction.

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Let's check out today's bargain hunters.

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-Hello, everyone.

-Hello.

-Now, Phil and Gwen...

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You have an antique tradition in your family, don't you?

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That's right. We do indeed. My mother's father, my grandfather...

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He actually owned his own antique business in south-east London.

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We used to go there on Saturday afternoons and have a nosy round his shop

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and see what bargains there were there.

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-Did he give you any tips?

-Not really. Only on horse racing.

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None at all.

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Was he any good at horse racing?

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Horse racing and dogs were his thing.

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-Gwen, you've got the antiques bug big time, haven't you, darling?

-Yes, well, I hope I have!

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-It's not your only hobby, is it?

-I'm into Scouting in a big way.

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I'm a group Scout leader and I'm also into singing and drama. I've got my own drama group.

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-And you've met royalty, thanks to your performing skills, haven't you?

-Yes, I have, yes.

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I used to be in the Royal Naval College choir in Greenwich.

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One year, I said to the mess manager, who was in charge at the time...

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I said, "About time you had a woman singing Rule Britannia."

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-And I did it!

-And who was there?

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There was Prince Philip... Prince Andrew,

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and Prince Michael of Kent, First Sea Lord.

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-Right, so it was a big moment?

-It was a big moment.

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-Are you prepared to us give a rendition of Rule Britannia?

-No!

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I would, darling. You've done it to royalty.

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You can do it for the old Beeb. Give us the first couple of bars. Let's stiffen everybody up.

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# Rule Britannia

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# Britannia rule the waves

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# Britons never, never, never

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# Shall be slaves. #

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Hurrah!

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Well done, Ma. That's a proper treatment.

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That's got everybody standing up at home, I hope.

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Anyway, very good luck, Reds. That was tremendous, wasn't it?

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Now, Julie and Yvonne.

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-You are daughter and mother-in-law.

-We are.

-How sweet!

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What do you have in common?

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-That we both love antiques.

-Yeah.

-We love a good bargain.

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We love a good rummage and we come to antique fairs to look for lovely pieces of furniture and stuff.

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-What here?

-Yes.

-Really?

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-Yes!

-So you know you're way around? That will be scary for the Reds.

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-Yvonne, what do you collect, darling?

-Mainly Spode. Bit of Italian.

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But I change my mind very quickly on things that I like and then discard them.

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-That's what a true collector does.

-Oh, is it?

-It is.

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People say to me, "What's your favourite antique?"

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I usually reply, "The last thing that I bought." Cos that's the case.

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I sell the old things so I can buy new things.

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-Well, there you go. That is the sign of a true collector.

-Good.

-Good girl!

-Good girl!

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Now, what will your tactics be together today?

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Not to spend too much.

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-Really?

-Yes.

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-We're not going to dilly.

-Or dally.

-Or dally.

-No.

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We've heard all this before, haven't we, audience at home?

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Now, the money moment. £300. There's your £300 apiece.

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You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go! And very, very, very good luck.

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Crikey! Moses!

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-Mother-and-son team?

-Yup!

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So we've got three items to buy.

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I think it should be easy.

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-Lovely sunshine.

-I hope it stays like it.

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What are you seeking yourself?

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I think a piece of Moorcroft would be perfect.

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That's always a good seller, if you can get it at the right price.

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-Julie, what about you?

-A bit of silver for me.

-Silver? OK.

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Well, we've got an hour to start now.

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So let's start moving.

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'So the clock's started. Time to look busy, teams.'

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-They're always so expensive.

-They are. But it's quite nice.

-It IS nice. It's very old.

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-You've got good taste, Julie. You've got good taste.

-Thank you.

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'Well, the Blues are getting very chummy! What about the Reds?'

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I do like that. I love anything like this.

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But is this new?

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A nice scientific instrument. What's it say? 35 quid. Oh!

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'Look out, Braxton's about!

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'All damages must be paid for.'

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I never broke it!

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The chairs are quite nice.

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That would be nice as a little project. You would have to upholster them.

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-I wouldn't want to pay over 50.

-I reckon you'd get them for that.

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'I'd check with Mr Barby if I were you, girls!'

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David!

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What do you reckon on these chairs?

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Oh, you would sell those at auction probably for something in the region of about £25-£40.

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-Really?

-There's only four. It's not a set of six.

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-There's no point if we're not going to make any money on it.

-No.

-OK. All right, my love.

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'Well done, girls! Uncle Barby always knows best.'

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-What is it?

-It's a suitcase, isn't it?

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-Don't touch it!

-I'm not touching it.

-Mother says, "Don't touch it!"

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-The handle's broken, anyway.

-We don't want it.

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Can't carry that far! LAUGHTER

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-Teddies.

-No, don't want teddies.

-Don't want teddies.

-No.

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What's this box? Oh, no, that's falling to bits.

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'Everything the Reds touch is falling apart.'

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-Let's move on.

-Yeah.

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This caught your eye, didn't it?

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-I like this little chair, David.

-It's lovely.

-OK.

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-Well, let's just lift it up, have a look at it.

-Make sure the bottom doesn't fall off!

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What I like about this... This has obviously been done up and restored

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by, let's say, the father,

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who's not a skilled upholsterer.

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He's had some odd carpet left over. He's made the best of it.

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1880, '90 - that sort of period. It's referred to as an American, bobbin-turned rocking chair.

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-You see why it's bobbin-turned?

-It's got those bobbins.

-Exactly!

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-Yvonne, you're quite knowledgeable, aren't you?

-I've been around a bit.

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These were simple little things, produced very cheaply.

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-What is the price on it?

-68. Are you happy with that, David?

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-It's either going to bomb...

-Yes.

-No! It's not going to do that.

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-Or it's going to make a profit.

-Yes!

-Or you're going to wipe your face.

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It's going to make a profit. Let's be positive.

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-Let's say yes, shall we, at 68?

-We both like it.

-We both like it.

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-Right. Sir, thank you very much.

-A done deal.

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'Well, they seem happy with their first purchase. What do you think, Ted?

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This is quite fun, isn't it, the yoke?

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It's rather nice, isn't it?

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I don't know how comfortable they are.

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-They are very comfortable, in fact.

-How much is that?

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They've got 70 quid on it. Nicely made.

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What you've got to think about is we've got to sell it on.

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-That's right, yeah.

-It depends how many people would be interested in it.

-Sorry...

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-What's the best you could do on the yoke?

-It's got 70 on it.

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I'll take 15 off it.

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-So that's 55.

-55.

-55.

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-And what age do you think it is?

-I'd have thought it was late Victorian.

-Yeah.

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-A good 100 years on it.

-It has, hasn't it?

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-It's a very nice item. I'm almost encouraged by how beautifully the chain is done.

-It is nice.

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-I suppose you don't see many in Greenwich, do you?

-No!

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You'd think we would, but... LAUGHTER

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-Yep, we'll go for it.

-Good stuff. Thank you very much indeed.

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He's going to polish it as well.

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- I'll do you some wax over it. - Thank you very much.

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-What about this?

-Oh, no way!

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-It's horrible!

-Oh, David!

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It's going to run off. It's got trotters, but only three legs.

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-Poor little billy goat.

-Well, no, it's antelope.

-Is it?

-Yeah.

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-Have you seen one like this before?

-No, thank goodness.

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We don't want to see one like it again.

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-I can't believe the trotters.

-I believe it has potential value.

-Poor dead antelope.

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-Any minute now something's going to...

-Jump out.

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It's a tick.

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-Well...

-Is that a goer, then, David?

-I would have thought it was a goer.

-Are you sure?

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-I think so, but I'm not going to...

-See, he's moulting on you already!

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-You're taking a bit away with you, anyway!

-Oh, it jumped!

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Come on! Let's find something else just as interesting.

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'Well, that won't be hard here. There are novelties galore! Ooh!'

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This is rather fun, look, a seashell.

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I can't tell you how collectable seashells are.

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But if I turn it over, it will reveal a bit of a surprise.

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The outer surface of this tiger cowrie shell

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has been decorated with some script.

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If you read it, look, it says, "Our Father, which art in heaven.

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"Hallowed be thy name."

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It is, indeed, the entire Lord's Prayer

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line after line after line of it,

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finishing up with the word "amen".

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Isn't that marvellous?

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So has an ancient mariner carved away at the surface of this shell

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to create the verse and prayer?

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I wish I could say I thought he had.

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But, actually, I think a stencil as been applied to the surface,

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some wax applied and then the shell has been dipped in acid.

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The acid has eaten away at the area not protected by the wax

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and, hence, we have this absolutely perfect script.

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But it's good fun, isn't it, as a novelty?

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The sort of seaside novelty

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that might have been sold perhaps around 1900, something like that.

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What's it worth? Well, could be yours down the road off a stand for £20.

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Amen.

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These stalls are quite crowded out.

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-Can I just go and see if there's anything that might interest you?

-Yeah, yeah.

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You look over there and I'll see if there's anything inside.

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-What about this Victoria Cross?

-You've got the Iron Cross.

-It's a copy.

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-It's a copy, is it?

-I don't think we'd see a Victoria Cross.

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They're mainly to be seen in auction rooms making 200,000.

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Oh, are they? Really? As much as that?

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Right. You said you wanted a jug.

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-It doesn't do anything for me.

-I don't like it.

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-Not at all.

-No.

-Right, OK. Let me reject that

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as the sort of item that I...

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-ECHOES:

-..Like!

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-I love the echo.

-And we don't!

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-Right!

-Worcester?

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Talk about that, yes? Whilst I put this one back.

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-It's very, very expensive. 120.

-It's not very clean, though, is it?

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I know what you're thinking because...

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-It normally has that glaze to it.

-..Worcester has a glaze.

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David, Worcester... The pieces I've always seen on TV have always been very shiny and glazed.

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This one looks a bit dirty and...

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-Well, it needs a good clean.

-Oh, does it?

-Yeah.

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Good grief!

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Yeah, that's quite dramatic, isn't it?

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Yeah, this is called a blush ground because it's a soft ground

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and it has a slight matt finish.

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Hence your comment - and very well-observed -

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that it hasn't got a high-gloss finish.

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-That's the ones I've seen.

-These little pieces are hand painted.

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-And it's so delicate.

-It is lovely.

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What I like about this little piece, it's over 100 years old.

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You've got this extraordinary shaped handle here with the pierced decoration.

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If it was just the vase without the handle...

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£30, £40.

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But 120.

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-I don't...

-He'll accept 60.

-Will he really? Crikey! That is an absolute...

-Yes.

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-And that's his very best?

-That's his very best. Unless you can get a better price on it.

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Go and see the gentleman. He's in there. See if you can get it reduced.

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-OK. Another little fiver.

-Are you both going?

-Shall we?

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'Mob handed, eh? With half off already, you'll be lucky!'

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We said "yes".

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-We're going to go for it.

-Yeah.

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-Did you try £50?

-We did and she was a little bit insulted.

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And we did apologise.

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So 60 it is.

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You did the right thing. OK, right.

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-We're going for the silver.

-The biggy is going to be silver?

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-Yes!

-Come on. Let's go into the pavilions.

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'With two down, the Blues are steaming ahead, but the Reds aren't that far behind.'

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-There's one here I wanted you to look at.

-Oh, good.

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-I wasn't sure if it's brass.

-Let's have a look.

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I didn't like to lift it up, to be honest.

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It's a heavy fellow, isn't it?

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Sort of an alloy beneath there, is there?

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-I think it was shiny once.

-But it's a bevel plate, isn't it?

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-I don't think it's that new.

-Oh, it's got a bit of age. Late '30s.

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'I'm not sure Phil's convinced.'

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I think this was once coated with something.

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-You can see the shine here.

-Gilded, yeah.

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It looks like someone's gone at it with a Brillo and taken it all off.

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I wouldn't worry too much. I think it's just natural rubbing and easily fixed

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with an oil-based, gilt paint. It all depends on price.

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-I don't know how much it is.

-25.

-25? Will you take 15?

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20.

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20.

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-20, he'll take. You're not keen.

-Not 100%.

-He's not keen.

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-Not 100%.

-What do you think, Gwen?

-Yeah, it's up to you.

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-Well, for the money it's good value, I think.

-I think it's good value.

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-What you've got to think about, we're trying to make a profit.

-If you want to go for it, go for it.

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-Well, time's running out.

-I think you'd be foolish not to.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, OK.

-OK. OK, right, we'll go for it, then, shall we?

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-Yeah.

-Really kind. Thank you.

-Lovely. Thank you very much.

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'What a good boy you are, Phil. Keeping your mother happy.

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'Now, has anyone got the time? I have and it's running out.'

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So, two items.

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This is the third item.

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One more to go, Phil.

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Which is always, always a problem.

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Let's find one.

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OK, come on. Let's go.

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'Both teams are neck and neck, but has Phil got his eye on the prize?'

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We can't keep you away from these telescopes.

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I'm looking for my treasure, mate, looking for my treasure.

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-What about these amethyst beads?

-I like it, but...

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-It's not everyone's cup of tea, is it?

-I'm not overkeen.

-Thank you, anyway. Thank you.

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'Now, come on, experts, it's time to lead from the front.'

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Let's just go and have a look at one more stall. Follow me.

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We'll go through this way.

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What's the best on that silver photograph frame, sir?

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-I'll knock off a fiver.

-Is that all?

-Yeah, sorry.

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OK, we'd better move on.

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-Shall we look on this stall?

-Let's have a look. Anything grabbing your fancy?

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-Erm...

-Don't be shy.

-No.

-Don't be shy!

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-Don't be shy!

-That clock face.

-That clock face is nice, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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-It's quite a small size.

-Yes.

-The magic thing is 12 inches.

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If it's under 12 inches, it's got quite a good date to it.

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It's a nice fellow, isn't it? Nice bit of brass.

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It's quite decorative in a way. You could put that on a bookshelf and it would have interest.

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-Yeah.

-Have we got time to have a look somewhere else?

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Have a quick look at that one over there.

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'Don't go too far, Reds, it's time to make your mind up!'

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I like the vesta.

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The little vesta. How much is that one?

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-£60.

-Oh, that ain't bad!

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-They're so popular at the moment, aren't they?

-They are popular.

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-It's very small. The decoration's quite nice on it.

-It's very, very good decoration.

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It's hallmarked. You've got the assay mark for Birmingham, 1900.

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And then you've got the maker's mark, which is Adie & Lovekin,

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who specialise in producing these small, little boxes in Birmingham.

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Just handle that.

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And just consider that's been used from about 1900.

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-Well over 100 years old.

-I like it. It could be our winning piece.

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It's got a nice weight to it. It's not massively heavy.

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-There's no dents in it.

-The point is, we have so little time.

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We have no time to look round this particular area.

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No.

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What's the very best you can do on that? You've got £60 on it.

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40 would be the best I could do on that.

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£40.

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- 35? - No.

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-Could you split the difference at 38?

-OK, yeah. I'll do that.

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That could be the difference with us winning or losing. What do you think?

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I like it, yeah.

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-We've only got 20 seconds left.

-We've got that clock face then, I think.

-Yeah.

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-See if we can knock it down...

-Oh, where's he gone?

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-Well, we haven't any more time.

-OK, this is it.

-Yeah.

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Thank you very much. Would you like to shake the lady's hand?

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That's our last item. Job done.

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-Hallelujah!

-Yeah!

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'Deal done! Congratulations, Blues.'

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-I've got a price from the man. The best he can do is 30.

-OK.

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-We'll go for it, then.

-Thank you very much indeed. What a relief!

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'Just in time, Reds.'

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-Come on. Let's go. Find a cup of tea.

-Yes.

-And a beer!

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They've shopped till they've dropped.

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Now, why don't we remind ourselves what the Red team actually bought?

0:19:170:19:21

The first purchase, gamely demonstrated by James,

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was a sycamore yoke for £55.

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Gwen persuaded Phil she could see a profit in the mirror at £20.

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And they "wound up" with a clock dial in the dying seconds.

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Who writes this stuff?

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-There you are!

-Yes!

-You're looking happy.

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-Cor, it's been a struggle, this. Did you find a final item all right?

-In the end, yes.

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-How much did it cost you?

-30 quid, the last one.

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That's quite a big splash out for you guys.

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-LAUGHTER

-What did you spend overall?

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-140, 145. Erm, the...

-105.

-105, wasn't it?

-£105 on all three items?

-Yeah.

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So £105. I'll have £195 off you, please.

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-Thank you. There you go, James Braxton. There's a week's wages.

-Thank you. Very kind.

-Not at all.

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-What are you going to do with it?

-I'm going to redress the balance.

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I'm going to try and spend somewhere near £100, £150.

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Good luck and good luck, team. Why don't we remind ourselves what the Blue team bought, eh?

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They got off to a rocking start

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with the child's chair for £68.

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Keeping with the miniature theme, they bought a little Worcester vase for 60.

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And they struck a deal on the vesta case for £38.

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So how much did you spend all round?

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-£166.

-Is that all?

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So I want £134, please. Thank you very much.

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There you go, David. What are you going to spend it on?

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Something which reflects these lovely girls, something of quality.

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-Top quality, I would say.

-Top quality.

-Bless him!

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What they call the best of best quality and very good luck with that.

0:21:060:21:11

Meanwhile, we're heading off to Scotney Castle here in Kent, which is absolutely beautiful!

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And overlooking the castle is the new house at Scotney,

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home of the Hussey family.

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When Christopher and Betty Hussey moved into their ancestral home in the 1950s,

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they were faced by a house which had a considerable identity.

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The new Scotney was the brain child of Christopher's grandfather,

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Edward Hussey III,

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who worked on this house with the Victorian architect Salvin in the 1830s.

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When they moved here, Christopher and Betty decided to make very few changes,

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particularly on the ground floor, because it was so beautiful.

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And they decided instead, because they came here with their own house furnishings,

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to take a room upstairs and convert THAT into their inner sanctum.

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And look how comfortable they made this former bedroom,

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when converting it into their private sitting room.

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Now, this piece of furniture, which you have to admit is absolutely magnificent,

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is early 18th century and covered in oriental lacquer.

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But it's what's contained inside that interests me.

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These are all objects discovered by the National Trust

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inside this cabinet.

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And they include, firstly, this delightful needleworked object.

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What looks like card is, in fact, veneer,

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stripped off a birch tree.

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Then the flat surfaces have all been worked over in silk.

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The most visible motif on the top is this eagle with its outstretched wings,

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which would lead me to believe that this thing is actually from North America. Next door to that

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is a fairly standard shagreen or sharkskin-covered box. If I open it up...

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Wow! Look at the treasure that is enclosed. This little gadget is called a chatelaine -

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a French word to describe

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a kind of belt-hung toolbox.

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The whole thing is designed with a clasp to be hung from your belt.

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It dates from the very height of the Rococo movement, the middle of the 18th century,

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and you can see an incredible amount of detail here,

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including a central character emerging from a cloud.

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But by far the grandest and, I suppose, most important object

0:24:020:24:07

in this little selection is this fellow -

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a solid silver model of a hunting horn.

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It's a presentation piece and if you look by the top edge, it says,

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"A prize given by His Royal Highness, George, Prince of Wales

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"to the Royal Kentish Bowmen.

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Won by Edward Hussey, August, 1794."

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George, Prince of Wales, who went on to become George IV,

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was made president of the Royal Kentish Bowmen in 1789.

0:24:370:24:43

But if you look at this thing, it's incredibly well detailed.

0:24:430:24:48

You've got the Prince of Wales' feathers here beneath some bands of silver

0:24:480:24:55

that are so richly tooled and are so crisp because, of course, the thing's never been used.

0:24:550:25:00

It's a hunting horn, but it would never have been blown.

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Indeed, I bet you for the last 217 years

0:25:030:25:08

it's simply sat within its silk-lined case, probably within this gilt, lacquer cabinet.

0:25:080:25:16

Isn't that a miracle?

0:25:160:25:18

The big question today is will our teams be requiring a miracle over at the auction?

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And today, we're in the East Sussex town of Rye to be at Rye Auction Galleries

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with auctioneer Kevin Wall. It'll be "all wight".

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-Good morning, Kevin.

-Morning, Tim.

-Very, very lovely to be here.

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Now, first up for the Red team is the sycamore yoke.

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-Not a very rare item, obviously. We've got two others in our sale.

-Have you really?

-Yes!

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Of the same quality standard. It's still got it's original chains.

0:25:490:25:53

-We've estimated this between about £25-£30.

-£55 our lot paid.

0:25:530:25:57

-Oh!

-That's quite a lot, isn't it?

-It is.

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Next up is the oval wall mirror. This sprayed-up, 1930s fellow.

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-Yes...

-Pretty standard item.

-Standard item. Bevelled glass there. It has been sprayed

0:26:060:26:10

-and a lot of it's coming off.

-Oh, dear.

0:26:100:26:13

-We put this one at 25-35.

-That's fine. They only paid £20. Fab.

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-And lastly is the square, brass, long-case clock dial.

-Yes. Again, they're not hard to find.

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-And, again, £30-£50.

-And they paid 30, so they paid the right price.

0:26:250:26:30

But they bought the yoke. They may regret that,

0:26:300:26:33

in which case they'll need their bonus buy, so let's look at it.

0:26:330:26:37

-Now, Phil and Gwen, how are you feeling?

-Fine, thank you.

-Are you?

0:26:370:26:42

Well, you've got your bonus buy coming up.

0:26:420:26:44

-He's struggling even to hold it. So, James, show us your wares!

-Oh!

0:26:440:26:49

That's nice.

0:26:490:26:50

-Super!

-Feel that.

-Cor, that's heavy!

-Feel the weight.

0:26:500:26:53

Lovely.

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-Oh, that's lovely.

-And how much did that cost?

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-£75.

-Really?

-Yeah, so it's plated. Obviously not silver at that price.

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I like the casting. Very nice, fine casting going round here.

0:27:030:27:06

-What sort of age do you reckon?

-Ah, age?

0:27:060:27:09

Oooh! I don't know. 19...

0:27:090:27:12

1910, probably.

0:27:120:27:15

How much do you think it will bring?

0:27:150:27:18

-I rather hope it will make 100, 150.

-Oh, really?

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:27:180:27:22

Anyway, you don't chose now, kids. You pick later, after the sale of your first three items.

0:27:220:27:28

But for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about James' silver tray.

0:27:280:27:33

So, Kevin, I feel a bit like a butler. What the butler saw.

0:27:330:27:36

Yes, quite a weight. Silver-plated tray. There's no marks to the tray at all.

0:27:360:27:43

-It's in brilliant nick.

-It's in very good condition. There are some rubbings to the decoration.

0:27:430:27:50

But rather a heavy tray. We've estimated it somewhere round about £60-£80, I believe.

0:27:500:27:55

OK, £75 James Braxton paid.

0:27:550:27:58

-I reckon that's a lot of handsome tray for your money.

-It is a large tray. A lot of weight there.

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We'd like it to make a large profit, please. Anyway, that's it for the Reds.

0:28:030:28:08

-Now for the Blues. Are you going off your rocker here, Kevin?

-Not really.

-No?

-No.

0:28:080:28:14

Erm, over-varnished...

0:28:140:28:16

-Lovely carpet seat.

-Yes, the carpet's good, isn't it?

0:28:160:28:20

-Yes.

-That's good that carpet.

-A little worn as well.

0:28:200:28:24

So how much do you think for the American child's rocker?

0:28:240:28:27

-We put £30-£50 on it.

-Is that all?

-That is all.

0:28:270:28:30

-£68 they paid, so they'll be lucky if they get away with that.

-They might not get away with that one.

0:28:300:28:36

-What about the Royal Worcester bit of blush?

-Again, rather a nice piece, apart from the handle.

0:28:360:28:41

-You don't like the handle?

-No, the handle does look rather on the large side

0:28:410:28:46

-for the little-sized pot.

-Oh, I see.

0:28:460:28:49

-It's out of proportion.

-Aesthetically, yes.

-Yes. Beautifully decorated.

0:28:490:28:54

-We've got this down at £60-£80.

-Fine. £60 is what they paid.

0:28:540:28:58

And their last item, that wee vesta case. Again, quite a standard piece.

0:28:580:29:03

Standard piece. It's Birmingham, 1900.

0:29:030:29:06

It does have a monogrammed cartouche.

0:29:060:29:09

-It's going to be £30-£40.

-£38 they paid.

0:29:090:29:12

-And, of course, silver's right up.

-It is. A very good price at the moment.

0:29:120:29:17

-Hopefully, it won't be melted down.

-No.

0:29:170:29:20

One thing's for certain. They're not going to melt down the bobbin armchair.

0:29:200:29:25

-LAUGHTER

-Unless you use it for kindling.

0:29:250:29:27

-Anyway, that is the big risk factor, though, isn't it?

-It is.

0:29:270:29:31

The rocker is the problem.

0:29:310:29:33

If there is a problem, they'll need their bonus buy, so let's have a look at it.

0:29:330:29:38

-Jules and Yvonne, this is exciting, isn't it?

-Yeah!

0:29:380:29:41

-It is.

-What has David Barby done with your £134? David...

0:29:410:29:46

-Right, could somebody take the cover off?

-Whip that off!

0:29:460:29:49

Ooh!

0:29:490:29:50

Oooh!

0:29:500:29:52

-Do you not like it?

-No!

0:29:520:29:55

-I do!

-I don't.

-Oh, good!

-I do like it.

0:29:550:29:58

Because this is a very - in my opinion - good piece.

0:29:580:30:03

-Is it?

-It's a very good piece. Have you heard of a company called Goldscheider?

0:30:030:30:08

-No.

-No.

-They produced Art Deco models of girls in flowing garments with dogs and big hats.

0:30:080:30:15

Very colourful, very expensive. Selling in their thousands.

0:30:150:30:21

This is possibly about 40, 50 years earlier.

0:30:210:30:24

Very heavy, well marked. On the back there...

0:30:240:30:29

-There's the Goldscheider mark there.

-What's it made of, David?

0:30:290:30:34

-It's terracotta. I'm going to hold this...

-I'll take it.

0:30:340:30:37

-To give you a rest because it is fairly lumpy.

-Just look at it.

0:30:370:30:40

And I think it will do well. I paid £130 for it.

0:30:400:30:44

130?!

0:30:440:30:46

-I'd like to see it double my money.

-Really?

-Yes, we'll see.

0:30:460:30:49

The big thing with this, David, is internet, isn't it?

0:30:490:30:52

Yes. I only hope the auction has put this on the internet. This is where you'll get the buyer.

0:30:520:30:59

You can decide, girls, when you've sold the first three items,

0:30:590:31:03

but for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's little bust.

0:31:030:31:09

Here we go, Kevin. I'll hang on to this and leave you to admire her.

0:31:090:31:13

-She's a bonny-looking girl, isn't she?

-Yes. Possibly German.

0:31:130:31:19

-Yeah.

-Been rather a lot of interest in this through the day.

0:31:190:31:23

-A lot of internet interest.

-Ah!

-Even though there are some rubbings to it.

0:31:230:31:27

Apparently, she IS a good model.

0:31:270:31:29

We have noticed a slight bit of restoration to one of the corners at the front.

0:31:290:31:35

-Yes.

-However, we put a low estimate of 40-60 due to the damage,

0:31:350:31:40

but it should exceed that with the interest that we've had today.

0:31:400:31:45

David Barby, as a bonus buy, paid £130 for this.

0:31:450:31:48

So he has staked quite a lot. You can't give anything away.

0:31:480:31:53

Of course, you can't because there's a client confidentiality between auctioneers

0:31:530:31:58

and people who leave bids and I wouldn't want you to abuse that confidentiality.

0:31:580:32:04

-But there is a very strong hint there.

-Yes.

0:32:040:32:06

Yes! Good! Well, we will absorb the hint

0:32:060:32:09

-and we'll look forward to the results in the auction. Thank you, Kevin.

-Thank you.

0:32:090:32:14

Beautiful.

0:32:140:32:15

-Phil and Gwen, how are you feeling?

-Pretty good.

-Fine. Thank you.

0:32:200:32:24

-Had your breakfast cereal?

-No, not yet. I'm starving.

0:32:240:32:29

Some of these sales are quite early starts.

0:32:290:32:32

-Are you nervous about anything, Gwen?

-No.

-No.

-Pretty confident?

-Pretty good.

0:32:320:32:36

Looking at the estimates, you should be confident, really.

0:32:360:32:40

The sycamore yoke is going to be your problem.

0:32:400:32:43

You paid £55 for it. 20-30 is his estimate.

0:32:430:32:46

The oval mirror, £20 paid. He's put £25-£35 on that, so that's cool. And the long-case clock dial

0:32:460:32:52

at £30 he thinks is fine, cos he's put 30-50 on.

0:32:520:32:56

-Oh, excellent!

-So, all round, depending on how the yoke goes on, you should be OK.

0:32:560:33:01

-Otherwise, you've got that tray to fall back on.

-Lovely!

0:33:010:33:05

-Otherwise happy?

-Yeah.

-Happy, James?

-Happy.

-And here we go.

0:33:050:33:09

Here it comes, look. The sycamore yoke.

0:33:090:33:11

Lot 174 is the 19th-century sycamore yoke.

0:33:110:33:15

With metal fittings. There it is. One of three in today's sale.

0:33:150:33:19

Thank you, Kevin! Thanks.

0:33:190:33:21

And somebody start me. £20 for the yoke.

0:33:210:33:24

-Start me at £20...

-The better of the three.

0:33:240:33:27

Ten, then. Ten I'm bid.

0:33:270:33:29

£10 I have. 10, 12...

0:33:290:33:32

15, 18, 20, 2. It's got its original chains.

0:33:320:33:37

20 I'm bid. 20, 20. Do I see 2? 20, 20...

0:33:370:33:41

20, 20. It's upstairs at £20. Have we all done here?

0:33:410:33:46

At £20...

0:33:460:33:47

-£20 - you're minus 35.

-Good bargain there.

0:33:480:33:52

-Here comes the mirror.

-Would somebody start me at £30?

0:33:520:33:56

Let's keep going, then. £10, somebody?

0:33:560:33:58

It was bronzed at one time. There it is. £10 I've got.

0:33:580:34:03

£10, £10.

0:34:030:34:05

It's a nice-looking mirror, sir. £10. Do I see 12? It's very cheap.

0:34:050:34:09

-It is cheap.

-At £10 only.

-You said it, Kevin.

0:34:090:34:12

12 now. 15.

0:34:120:34:14

£12 I am bid. At 12, 12. Do I see 15? Are we all done at £12?

0:34:140:34:20

-£12 is minus £8.

-Oh, that's disappointing.

0:34:200:34:24

-Not so good.

-No, that's really disappointing.

0:34:240:34:27

-Now the long-case clock dial.

-..Long-case clock dial with engraved decoration.

0:34:270:34:33

And I start the bidding at 15 I'm bid.

0:34:330:34:36

At 15, 15. Where's all these clocksmiths? 18, 20, two.

0:34:360:34:40

22 upstairs. 22, 22.

0:34:400:34:43

At £22. Are we all finished here? At £22.

0:34:430:34:47

- They've all gone quiet. - Ridiculous.

0:34:470:34:49

At £22.

0:34:490:34:51

-Oh, no!

-Minus £8.

0:34:510:34:53

That's 16, 35, 45, 51. Minus 51, lads.

0:34:530:34:58

-Marvellous!

-Minus 51. You only spent £105.

0:34:580:35:03

-And you managed to lose 51 of them.

-Happy days.

0:35:030:35:07

-What are you going to do about the plated tray? Are you going to go with it?

-Yeah.

0:35:070:35:11

-Yeah, might as well.

-We're going with the bonus buy. Well done.

0:35:110:35:15

The decision's made and we're going to sell and here it comes.

0:35:150:35:19

Lot 179 is the large silver-plated,

0:35:190:35:22

two-handled tray, having scroll and floral decoration.

0:35:220:35:26

There they are showing. Nice piece there. Who's got 50 to start me?

0:35:260:35:32

Nice, silver-plated tray.

0:35:320:35:35

There's a lot of silver-plate. It's very heavy. At 25...

0:35:350:35:38

Oh, dear, oh, dear!

0:35:380:35:41

And 30. 5. And 40.

0:35:410:35:43

5. 50. I'm out. It's in the room at 50.

0:35:430:35:47

Come on! Somebody else have a go.

0:35:470:35:50

At £50 on my right. 55.

0:35:500:35:52

60. 5. 60 on my right.

0:35:520:35:56

It's a lot of plate there. At 60 on my right-hand side.

0:35:560:36:01

-More!

-At £60. We're all done now, then? At £60.

0:36:010:36:05

-Oh, well!

-£60, I'm afraid, lads, is minus 15.

0:36:050:36:10

51, 61, 66 is the number. Minus 66.

0:36:100:36:15

-Now, that could be a winning score, so just don't talk to the Blues.

-We won't.

0:36:150:36:22

-Now, Julie and Yvonne, do you know how the Reds got on?

-No!

0:36:270:36:31

That's right. We don't want you to. Are you feeling nervous at all?

0:36:310:36:36

-I am nervous, actually.

-Why would that be?

-I didn't think I was going to be.

0:36:360:36:40

-Yeah, a bit apprehensive.

-Worried about any particular item?

0:36:400:36:45

Erm, the little Worcester pot.

0:36:450:36:48

The auctioneer loves it.

0:36:480:36:50

-He's put 60-80 on it.

-Oh!

-And you paid 60.

-Yes.

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-He thinks it's got a very unusual pierced, triangular handle.

-That is what you said.

0:36:540:36:59

-Dave's the man!

-Dave the Rave.

0:36:590:37:02

Jules, you went with the American rocker, right? £68 you paid.

0:37:020:37:07

-He didn't like that so much. He put 30-50 on it.

-Oh!

0:37:070:37:10

Yvonne, your vesta case. He thinks that's a no-brainer. £38 you paid.

0:37:100:37:15

He's put 30-40. Silver's up in value, so you should be OK.

0:37:150:37:19

First up is the American rocker, Jules, and here it comes.

0:37:190:37:23

Lot 194 is the late 19th-century, American, child's rocking chair

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with upholstered panel and seat. I have bids to start you at 35.

0:37:280:37:32

-45. 50 I have. At 50 here.

-Hey!

-At 55.

0:37:320:37:37

58. 60, sir. In the room at 60.

0:37:370:37:40

-We need 68.

-60, 60. 5. 70.

0:37:400:37:43

-Yes, you're in!

-5. 80.

0:37:430:37:46

-You're clever, babe.

-5. 80 on my right. 80, 80. Do I see 85?

0:37:460:37:51

At £80 on the right-hand side. All done?

0:37:510:37:56

£80! That is a really good result.

0:37:560:37:58

68, 70. You're plus 12. Now the porcelain pot.

0:37:580:38:02

-Here it comes.

-Lot 195 is the circa-1904,

0:38:020:38:06

Royal Worcester, blush, ivory vase, having reticulated handle

0:38:060:38:11

-with hand-painted decoration.

-It's the handle which is so important.

0:38:110:38:14

It's a lovely little handle.

0:38:140:38:17

Who will start me? £50? £50. Start me, somebody.

0:38:170:38:20

-20, then. Let's get it going!

-Ooh!

0:38:220:38:24

20 I'm bid. 22. 25. 28.

0:38:240:38:27

25 here. 25 I am bid.

0:38:270:38:30

At £25 only. 25, 25...

0:38:300:38:32

-Are we all done? We'll sell it. Not woken up on the internet.

-No!

0:38:320:38:37

Pretty little bit of Worcester.

0:38:370:38:39

At £25. Are we all done? At 25...

0:38:390:38:43

He's going to sell it! £25.

0:38:430:38:46

That is minus 35. You were doing so nicely.

0:38:460:38:49

Now, the vesta case, Yvonne. Here it comes, darling.

0:38:490:38:53

..1900, silver vesta case with monogrammed cartouche.

0:38:530:38:57

-Who's got £30 to start me?

-£30 start.

-That's good.

0:38:570:39:01

-Somebody start me at ten, then.

-Ooh, dear, dear, dear!

-12...

0:39:020:39:08

15. 15 here. For a bit of silver.

0:39:080:39:11

18. 20.

0:39:110:39:13

Two. 25. 25 on the net.

0:39:130:39:16

-28. 28 upstairs.

-Come on! It's got to be worth more than that, surely!

0:39:160:39:21

30. 30 on the net. 32, sir?

0:39:210:39:23

It's on the internet at £30. 30, 30. Do I see 2?

0:39:230:39:28

-He's trying to push it a little bit.

-He is.

0:39:280:39:31

Are we all done? At £30...

0:39:310:39:33

£30 is minus 8, which makes it...

0:39:330:39:37

Sorry. I caught it just in time.

0:39:370:39:40

-32...

-No, no! It's gone up. 32.

0:39:400:39:44

At 32 on the internet. At 32. 32.

0:39:440:39:47

- Doesn't help us much, though. - At 32...

0:39:470:39:50

£32 is minus £6, which means you are minus £29.

0:39:500:39:55

Cor, saved at the mark there.

0:39:550:39:58

-Now, what are you going to do about this bust?

-We don't want a minus.

0:39:580:40:02

-We want to go with the bust.

-We're going to go with it.

-£130.

0:40:020:40:07

-You love David's bust so much.

-We do. Well,

-I

-don't!

-You're prepared to go bust.

0:40:070:40:14

-You're going to go with the bust?

-We are.

0:40:140:40:16

That's the decision made. We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes.

0:40:160:40:21

..Lot 199. He's the Fabrik...

0:40:210:40:23

-Doesn't look so good there.

-He looks horrible!

0:40:230:40:28

-There it is. Does have the Goldscheider stamp to it.

-Good!

0:40:280:40:34

I have bids here of £60. 5. 70. 5. 75 I am bid.

0:40:340:40:40

80. 5. 90 here.

0:40:400:40:43

90.

0:40:430:40:44

95. 100. 110. 120.

0:40:440:40:48

-110 I have.

-Come on!

0:40:480:40:49

-120... 120 I'm bidding.

-Come on!

0:40:490:40:52

130. 140. 150. He's not coming around.

0:40:520:40:56

-Come on! Come on!

-Well done, David!

-160, is it?

0:40:560:41:00

155. You've outrun him. You're at 155. At 155...

0:41:010:41:06

-Come on!

-Do I see 160?

0:41:060:41:08

-At 155. In the room at 155.

-Oh!

-Come on!

0:41:080:41:12

That's brilliant, David. Well done. £155 is plus 25.

0:41:130:41:18

-You were minus 29. You are minus £4.

-Four quid.

0:41:180:41:22

-Minus £4. Minus £4.

-Well done, David.

0:41:220:41:27

I can't bear it. Minus £4. Gosh, that was better, David.

0:41:270:41:31

-Yeah.

-155.

-I should have doubled, Tim.

-Yes!

0:41:310:41:35

-You know there's more money in that.

-Yes.

0:41:350:41:38

-But today you've made the profits.

-Thank you, my love. Well done.

0:41:380:41:43

-Minus £4 could be a winning score, so don't say a word to the Reds.

-No.

-Right. Thank you very much.

0:41:430:41:49

Well, what a cracking, exciting day we've had today.

0:41:540:41:57

-Have you teams been chatting?

-No!

-Not about the scores?

0:41:570:42:01

I'm delighted to hear it. Sadly, on Bargain Hunt a team has to be behind.

0:42:010:42:07

We don't have losers any more. We simply have runners-up and the runners-up today are the Reds.

0:42:070:42:13

Yeah!

0:42:130:42:14

LAUGHTER

0:42:140:42:16

Well, it's so lovely that the Reds aren't worried about it,

0:42:160:42:20

cos they've given so much pleasure, apparently, to the Blues.

0:42:200:42:24

Part of the joy of the programme.

0:42:240:42:26

-Minus £66, Gwen. It's not a great result, darling.

-No, it wasn't.

0:42:260:42:31

You were incredibly unlucky in the saleroom today.

0:42:310:42:34

You've done incredibly well. We've loved having you on the show.

0:42:340:42:39

-You enjoyed it, Phil?

-Definitely.

0:42:390:42:41

Well done. Thank you for joining us, but the victors today,

0:42:410:42:44

who so nearly went home with money.

0:42:440:42:47

-Minus £4 is nothing and it could have done... Just one more nudge, David.

-Yes, absolutely.

0:42:470:42:52

On your very profitable bonus buy, the Goldscheider, would have taken you into profit.

0:42:520:42:57

-It's a shame.

-It didn't quite happen. Have you enjoyed it, Yvonne?

-Marvellous time.

0:42:570:43:02

-Thank you for joining us. Join us soon for some more bargain hunting. Yes?

-Yes!

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Tim Wonnacott and the teams are hunting for bargains in Kent at Detling Antiques Fair. Expert help comes in the form of David Barby, whose banter charms his ladies in blue, and James Braxton - but 'Ma' is in charge of the reds today! Before the auction gets going, presenter Tim Wonnacott heads to Scotney Castle in nearby Royal Tunbridge Wells.