Lewes 5 Bargain Hunt


Lewes 5

The antiques contest comes from Lewes, with experts Catherine Southon and Mark Stacey. Tim Wonnacott visits the former home of a society hostess in Polesden Lacey.


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Today we're in Lewes, in East Sussex, once the site of a mint,

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but will anybody be making money today?

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There's only one way to find out. Let's go bargain hunting, yeah!

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Coins were minted here in Lewes from Anglo-Saxon to Norman times,

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as the town increased in size and commerce.

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Today, our teams are going to be hitting the antique centres,

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but the big question is, will they come back with any change?

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'And on today's show, the Reds are on a mission.'

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How much would you pay for that?

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35, and I'd sell it for 160.

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She's hot, this girl!

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'The Blues drive Mark to distraction.'

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It's 145.

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

-We can keep saying that.

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-I know, I know, I know.

-The time is running out!

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-I know!

-'And someone's in for a lucky day.'

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Yes. Well done.

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-Wow!

-Yes!

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'So let's go and meet the teams.'

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Well, today we've got two teams of chums.

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For the Reds, we've got Hazel and Ann,

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and for the Blues, we've got Cheryl and Ailsa. Welcome, everybody.

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Thank you.

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Now, Hazel, how did you two meet?

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We've got daughters the same age,

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so we met at the school gate five years ago.

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-Did you?

-Yes.

-And immediately bonded up?

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Immediately.

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Now, you are an interior designer, aren't you?

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I have done interiors, and I'm training.

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I'm on a City and Guilds, doing Interior Design at the moment.

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And do you take your passion home with you?

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I restore old chairs, recover them.

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I don't like to see anything thrown away,

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so I'll take old bits of furniture and repaint them or strip them

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back to their original sitting, or turn them into little window seats.

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You know how they say that antiques are green,

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because there's so much recycling that goes on?

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-It is true, though, isn't it?

-Yes, and I like to restore things

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and keep things going for as long as they can.

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Now, Ann, it says here that you're currently on maternity leave.

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-I am, yes.

-So who's looking after your little stinker today?

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My husband, hopefully, yes. With the help of a friend.

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Has he done that often?

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-He's not too bad, yes.

-Really?

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-Yeah, not too bad.

-How many texts have you had so far today?

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Quite a few.

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"How do I feed it?," and all that kind of thing?

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Yes. "It's crying. What do I do?"

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-But you work in recruitment.

-I do.

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What's the difference between recruitment and headhunting?

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It sounds harsh, doesn't it, headhunting?

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I suppose it would do if you were in some African village.

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In the wild.

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-I wouldn't want to come across too many head-hunters!

-Slightly different.

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-But I would think in Sussex you're probably quite safe.

-Yes.

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You're quite adventurous - you've been up Kilimanjaro.

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I did, yes. At the end of 2010.

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-We did it for charity, for Macmillan nurses.

-Oh, well done.

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We raised quite a bit of money.

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The big question today, of course, is, what do you know about antiques?

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That's a very good question!

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Very little!

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-I like looking at them.

-Yes. Well, there we go.

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We're going to have a great show today, I tell you. Very good luck.

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Now, Cheryl. You've been friends with Ailsa for years.

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Yes, 20-odd years.

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-20 years?

-Yeah.

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We met at work 20 years ago,

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and have grown up together in our families,

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had our daughters the same year. They're now best of friends.

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Married the same year. Not to each other, obviously!

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Well...

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Very careful with what one says, when presented with that kind of thing!

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Thank you, Ailsa. What do you like to get up to in your spare time?

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In my spare time I'm a member of Rock Choir, which I absolutely love.

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We meet once a week and the choir's about 150 that I'm in,

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so it's an amazing sound when you get all the harmonies together.

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Yes.

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And later this year, we're going for a world record.

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We're going for a massive flashmob.

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I beg your pardon?

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Flashmob!

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What exactly is a flashmob?

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It's where people come out of crowds,

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and all of a sudden start singing and dancing together.

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How lovely is that? Where are you going to do it?

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Hopefully Gatwick Airport, but all the rock choirs in the country will be doing it at the same time.

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-How many are there in the country?

-There's about 5,000 members.

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-Ailsa, it says here that you're a freelance writer on pharmacy-related issues.

-That's right.

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-But you're also a linguist.

-I am.

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How many languages?

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I speak seven languages, but some better than others.

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And I'm counting English in that!

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Well, I'm struggling along with English. Seven languages!

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How did you clock that lot?

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Well, some of them were a necessity, because I have lived abroad,

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and you have to speak the language a bit sometimes to get along.

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And which ones are those?

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-Japanese.

-Japanese.

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Yeah. I can speak Russian. I speak Swedish.

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-Do you?

-I do.

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I speak some Spanish, and I speak German.

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Well, that is quite a recipe of languages, isn't it?

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I congratulate you.

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-I don't say no in any of them!

-No, no, quite!

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"Fill up my glass, I'll have another."

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Now, Ailsa, it says that you collect, but Cheryl doesn't.

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-That's right.

-What does that mean?

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It means Cheryl has a tidy house, and I don't.

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Full of clutter.

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-Yeah, and dust.

-And dust.

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OK, fine. Well, we seem to have the yin and yang here, don't we?

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-We do. We are yin and yang.

-Interesting.

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Well, we're longing to see quite how it turns out for you two.

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Anyway, now, the money moment. £300 apiece.

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You know the rules, your experts await, and off you go,

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and very, very good luck.

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'Taking the Reds for a spin today is Catherine Southon.'

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'Helping the Blues punch above their weight is Mark Stacey.'

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I'm going to let them explain to you the rules.

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Cue Catherine!

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Each team has £300 and one hour to buy three bargains which will

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then be sold at auction.

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The winning team is the one that makes the most profit

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or the least loss.

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Hazel and Ann, this is terribly exciting.

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-Yeah, really exciting.

-Bargain hunting.

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What's our strategy for today, then?

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Well, high value.

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-High value.

-Hopefully going away with a few pennies.

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Yeah.

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What are we going to buy? Are we going to spend a lot of money?

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All the money. Give you £5 at the end of it.

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We think you'll be better with the fiver than us, so...

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I'm not quite sure what to read into that,

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but I think we'd better get on and start spending, don't you?

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-Sounds good.

-Come on, then.

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We are girls, after all. We've got to spend big.

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That's what we said on the way here.

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£300, get to spend lots of money shopping.

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-It's the perfect day, isn't it?

-I like your way of thinking, ladies.

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OK, after you, ladies.

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'There are shed loads of antique shops in Lewes,

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'and the girls are diving right in.'

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Is there anything you're particularly interested in buying?

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Is there anything you think you've got your...

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Because you're interior, aren't you? Interior designer.

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Yeah, I like furniture, but we were thinking glass, and Deco.

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-We love Art Deco.

-Do you?

-Yeah.

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Do you know, I think sometimes it's a good idea,

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because you can come into somewhere like this and get

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swamped by things, and think, "Where do we start?"

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Sometimes, it's a good idea to find a cabinet

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and just have a look in there.

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Do you know, I quite like that.

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Oh, Murano glass, isn't it?

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No.

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It's a bit naff!

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-I like it.

-Do you?

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-Yeah, I do.

-I'm really surprised.

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'And talking of naff,

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'the Blues aren't off to a much better start themselves.'

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What do you think about it now we've got it out?

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I'm not sure about it, really.

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No, it's not quite as nice as it was in the cabinet, unfortunately.

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And there's not many Swiss chalets in Sussex either.

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I think it's the lacquer look for me that...

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-The lacquer look?

-The lacquer look.

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Oh, I like it. I'm going to be using that again.

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You know that, don't you? The lacquer look.

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'Well, it's definitely got a lack-a something!'

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-Let's carry on, shall we?

-Right.

-OK.

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'Come on, Blues. Time to get cracking.'

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I just like the look of that watch.

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'The Reds have something, and it's about time.'

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-It's really pretty.

-OK, let's have a look.

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The hands are very pretty, aren't they? Like little sort of hands.

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But if you open it up, you can see 935,

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which tells us that it is silver, but it's not English silver.

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It's going to be probably continental,

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but it is quite nicely engraved on the back and around the sides,

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and you've got a little cartouche there for the lady's initials.

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-How much would that be?

-45.

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-I don't think it's a bad price, is it?

-No, no.

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The question is, is it in working condition?

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Can we ask you about this little watch here?

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Do we know if this is in working condition?

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-Probably not.

-No.

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It's because it's pretty.

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I mean, you never know how much it can to cost to repair a watch.

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It could just need cleaning, or it could be overwound

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and the spring's gone.

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This is the problem with this.

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Bit of a risk, isn't it?

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I mean, what would be the best price on that?

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40 is a trade, but 38 would be OK.

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Not working 30?

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We could squeeze to 35, but silver and gold are so high at the moment,

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it's probably scratched to about 30.

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It might be worth a gamble, but have you noticed

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that there are a few chips on the actual glass on the top?

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-30, and then we might buy something else here.

-OK.

-Are you happy with that?

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-30, yes.

-We're going to take a gamble on the ladies' watch.

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Michelle, thank you very much indeed.

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You're welcome.

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First piece!

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Yay!

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'Well done, girls. Good negotiating skills.'

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'You really wound her down on that one. Now for the Blues. Tick tock!'

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These look quite interesting. Pairs of things.

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Yes. I mean, the first thing to look at with those is, first of all,

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the quality.

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-Can you see there's not much quality in the casting?

-Mmm.

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And what do you think they belonged with?

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I don't know. They look like they would go on a mantelpiece.

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But can you imagine a clock in the middle of them?

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-OK.

-So you would have a clock with a similar porcelain

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decoration in the middle, and then those would be the garnishes.

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-We'll keep them in mind.

-OK, all right.

-OK.

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So we'll keep looking around

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and see if there's anything else that grabs us.

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Look at that!

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'What a lot of old bull!'

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That any good for us?

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I think that's horrible!

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Time to give the Reds a tinkle.

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-I love them. I'd have that in my house.

-Would you?

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-Yeah.

-And how much would you pay to have that in your house?

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Well, 35, and I'd sell it for 160.

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She's hot, this girl! She is really hot!

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'Red hot!'

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You could spend hours.

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Of course, if we were shopping normally, we would,

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-we'd spend hours looking at this, wouldn't we?

-I know.

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Pop for a cup of tea, and then pop back in.

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Absolutely. Sit down on that stool and have a glass of wine.

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Actually, that's not a bad idea!

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Is it too early?

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-No, it's never too early for wine!

-Never too early.

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What about this?

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What's that?

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That's quite nice, isn't it? It's Art Nouveau.

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Thank you very much.

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Now, is it marked?

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It's just got those little numbers,

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which would probably be the shape number.

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-Oh, right.

-It is pewter, but it is actually quite stylish, isn't it?

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Mmm.

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You've got a sort of... I suppose it's a heron,

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or something like that, isn't it?

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I mean, I think it probably dates to the Art Nouveau period,

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so we're looking at the end of the 19th century,

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beginning of the 20th century.

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I think it's probably German or Austrian.

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I think it's got a Germanic look.

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Yes, it has, but I really like it, I think it's very stylish.

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And £28 isn't too bad, is it?

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-What do you think?

-Yeah, I like it.

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So shall we see what we can get it for?

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Let's give it a go. We're just wondering what you could do for us.

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20.

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20? Oh, gosh. Well...

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Certainly, an auction estimate, if this helps you.

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I can't believe they'd put less than £20 to £30 on it.

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-OK.

-And it is very stylish.

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OK. Let's give it a go. Thank you.

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Thank you.

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We'll take it. Thank you very much.

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That's great. We've got our first item. Well done!

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But we've still got two more to find.

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'Served up on a plate. You go, girls!'

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Oh, what a gorgeous dog!

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'Surely it's not time for drinks already?'

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What about this? Bit of fun. Little miniature cocktail shaker.

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It's so sweet.

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And it's got a nice little look about it. Hold the top there.

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We've got a semi-precious stone, and then these little cherry picks.

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Does it have a mark?

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Yes, it's got a maker's initials, there, PHV & Co.

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Maker, retailer, I don't know, but it's E-P-N-S,

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so it's electro-plated nickel silver, so we know that it's plated,

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and it's lovely quality, actually. It's nicely made, isn't it?

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-Oh, absolutely.

-It is.

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-Very nice for your dinner parties.

-Yes.

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-Put in your cocktails.

-It's fun.

-Very nice.

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I don't think it's very old. What have they put on?

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68. That's it. That's pretty high, isn't it?

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Yeah, that is quite a lot.

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What do you think?

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I think we ask.

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Best price.

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The very, very, very best price!

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I mean, that needs to go for 30. And I know that's ambitious.

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-Shall I have a go on this one?

-Yes.

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-I think we need the expert.

-Try and get the price down.

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-OK. I'll see what I can do.

-Good luck.

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OK. £40.

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From 68.

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Not bad.

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-I think we go for that.

-Shall we go for it?

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-Second item.

-Yeah!

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Second item in the bag!

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If not, actually, if it goes wrong, you can blame me for this one.

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Great.

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-We'll remember that!

-And if it goes right, we say we chose it.

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Yes!

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'Two down for the Reds. These girls sure do know how to have fun.'

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'With less than 20 minutes to go and only one item bought,

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'our Blue birds aren't having such a good time.'

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Now, have a guess what that is.

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Looks like something you might bury your pet in.

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See, it's beautiful, isn't it, but it's just dear. That's 375.

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That's dear, too, isn't it?

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There's another piece there, a book slide.

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-Oh, that's quite nice.

-But it's 145.

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

-Yeah.

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We can keep saying that, but the time is running out.

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I know.

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You wanted to spend a lot of money on this.

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-We do.

-Yes.

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But you don't, because every time I say something, you say no!

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-I know, but I think it won't make that money at auction.

-Fine.

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I'm not worried about spending. It's the money it makes.

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That's the problem.

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I don't think we're going to...

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'Is that a bit of a hissy fit, Mark?

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'You're supposed to be shopping, not stropping!'

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We've got 15 minutes left, so let's just close that a sec, and start.

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-I think we need to do a bit of sprinting, actually.

-OK.

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Let's find something else.

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After you, ladies.

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Thank you.

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That's quite nice.

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It's a walking cane, with, I think, what is a silver top.

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I can't see any marks on it.

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But it does say silver topped.

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Has that got a mark?

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Oh, yes. Well spotted.

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What do you think of that?

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I think it's nice.

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It's got plenty of character about it, hasn't it?

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-Exactly.

-Walking canes are quite commercial.

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I mean, this one, certainly, I would date to the end of

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the 19th century, beginning of the 20th century.

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£65. Well, you might get it for 55, I suppose.

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Or 50 would be much better.

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And I would probably estimate that at, sort of, 40 to 60,

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so we're on board.

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It's not the big item you wanted, but we are running out of time.

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Is this something you think we want to negotiate on?

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OK, yes.

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Do you want to go and have a go and see what you can do?

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Go on.

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Hi. Just wondering if there's any movement on this?

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We can do £55.

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55. What do you think, Ailsa?

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Any chance of 50?

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50, great, then. £50 bottom.

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Super. Thank you very much.

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-Thank you.

-Perfect.

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Done.

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Here you go, Mark.

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-How did you get on?

-£50.

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Gosh! What did you do? Put the thumb squeeze on them?

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Nice man. Gave him a nice smile.

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Oh, dear. Really?

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OK.

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Well, I think you've done remarkably well. Well done.

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That's a really good price for your second item,

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and you've now only spent £70.

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I know. This is not going according to plan, is it?

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-Shall we try and find another big item?

-OK.

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'After a slow start,

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'Cheryl and Ailsa are really sticking it to those Reds,

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'but who will be first to find their final item?

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'Ann's got her eye on some Keith Murray, a favourite of mine.'

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Can I be honest? I think it's yellow and dull.

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But if you like it, that's fine.

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-He was slightly ahead of his time, wasn't he?

-He was.

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And he did these nice sort of simple designs,

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but now very collectable.

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£38?

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£38. That seems quite reasonable.

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I mean, I get where you're coming from,

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-because it's not terribly inspiring, is it?

-It doesn't scream at you.

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No. It doesn't excite you, but it's a good name,

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and I think it's a lovely condition.

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There's no cracks, chips or anything.

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Do you want to get it down slightly?

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And then I think there is a bit of a profit there, a bit of a margin.

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Do you mind if we have a look at this? Because I do like this as well.

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It's just so different, it's pretty.

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Hornsea, John Clappison.

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It is absolutely beautiful.

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It is very pretty.

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I love the blue interior.

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Yeah, but is it collectable? I've not heard much about it.

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No, I'm afraid I'm not that familiar with this.

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So this would be a risky buy?

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£195.

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I really do like this.

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I am worried about the price, and I think we might make a loss on it.

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If we can get the best price on these three and the Keith Murray...

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My mug. My very plain mug, but I love my mug!

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Could we have a quick look around the back? We've got about ten minutes.

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Right, OK.

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Shall we start upstairs and work down?

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-OK.

-Ten minutes.

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I do want you to try and have a chance

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of finding something suitable, do you know what I mean?

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Rather than just rushing into something that you might hate.

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What about this grandfather clock?

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-Does it look old?

-No.

-No.

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OK. Great. What do I know?

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Gosh, this is harder than I thought it would be today.

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'While the Blues are beating about the bush,

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'Ann's hard at work beating down the price on the pottery.'

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195 is the best on that.

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One and a half.

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The Keith Murray, what can you do on that?

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25, OK.

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Would he take 20?

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'Five minutes left. Skates on, girls.'

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What's this, Mark? Looks quite interesting.

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Well, it's a little miniature bench.

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Cheryl.

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A dust collector, I would say.

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I think herbs and spices could go there. Do you see it in the kitchen?

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Date-wise, it's going to be, I suppose,

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the early part of the 20th century.

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It's a slightly continental shape,

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but there's a lot of turn in there, in the decoration.

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I could see that up on the wall, actually.

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You could put a little tray in there,

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and as you say, keep your salt or something in it.

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Alternatively, if you got a nice country dresser,

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it would sit just nicely on the dresser.

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I was thinking a Welsh dresser.

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It's only 45.

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I think it needs to come down to 30, maybe, though.

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Do you know why I think you should get that?

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Because we're running out of time?

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That's a pretty good motive, but my main reason is

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because you've gone against everything you stated this morning.

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You wanted three items, at least £80 each,

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and if you get this, you failed on every single challenge!

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Perfect! That's a recipe for success.

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It is. Now, go and sort it out for me, girls.

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Right. I need to go.

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And you go. Come on. She needs moral support. And I need to sit down.

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'Oh, poor old Mark. Don't worry. It'll all be over soon, dear.'

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Exhausted, quite honestly.

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I mean, they're lovely, and we could talk for hours,

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but either everything I say is too expensive, or it's not interesting.

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Everything they pick up is too expensive and not interesting,

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so it's a recipe for disaster, but we have managed it.

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I think, if they can get that for 35 or less, we'll call it a day,

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and I just hope that I can find something decent

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for the rest of the money.

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'Cup of tea, and he'll be a new man in no time.'

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OK, ladies, it's decision time,

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because we have literally a few minutes left.

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So, we could go for 140 on the Hornsea,

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or we could go for 22 on the Keith Murray and play it safe.

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-Shall we just risk it?

-Yes.

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-Shall we?

-Yes.

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-Shall we?

-Yes.

-Yes!

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How much did we say? £140?

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140.

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Look at you!

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We're doing all the work. What are you doing?

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Please, please, bring me good news!

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What do you think?

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35.

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Lower.

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32.

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Lower.

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30.

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30.

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Are we good girls now?

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You're very good girls!

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Are we good girls now?

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You're very good girls. I'm thrilled with you.

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And do you know what? We've given you loads of money.

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You have. Now, could you get me a nice cup of tea,

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quite strong, with one sugar?

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No problem.

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Time's up.

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Cor, doesn't time fly when you're having fun?

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Or, as they say in Latin, tempus fugit.

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Let's check out what the Red team bought, eh?

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'The girls didn't waste any time

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'in buying the pretty Swiss watch for £30.

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'They were shaken and stirred by the miniature cocktail set. £40 paid.

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'And finally, they lost their hearts to the retro Hornsea trio,

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'but paid a hefty £140 for the pleasure.'

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I know you've just finished your shopping, and you're incredibly

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excited about this, but there's a few things I need to ask you.

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Like, Ann, which is your favourite piece?

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I think the Hornsea pottery.

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The Hornsea pottery is your personal favourite. What about you, Haze?

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Me too, but I do like our little watch.

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It's got the shine. Do you agree with that, Ann, or not?

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I would say the pottery, actually, yeah.

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-And what did you spend all round?

-210.

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£90 leftover money, then, please. You got that? Oh, that's hot!

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Been in your pocket. £90, there we go.

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Thank you so much.

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What do you think about that, then, Catherine?

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I think I'm going to buy something beautiful, like these ladies.

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Oh, you are such a flatterer.

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But for a change, you're absolutely right.

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Anyway, on that happy note,

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why don't we check out what the Blue team bought, eh?

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'Cheryl spotted the stylish Art Nouveau dish with the stork design.

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'It should deliver for the £20 paid.

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'The girls also bought

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'the smart ebony and silver walking cane for £50.

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'And finally, they settled on the sweet miniature settle.

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'A nice thing, and a nice price at £30.'

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The big question is, how much did you spend all round?

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£100. A recession-busting spend, I think.

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-What, on all three items?

-Absolutely.

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£100? Really?

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-Yeah.

-Don't know how that happened.

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What's your favourite piece?

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The pewter plate.

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Do you agree with that, Ailsa?

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It's really nice, yeah.

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Dear, oh, dear. OK, that's lovely, then.

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-I'd better have the £200, I guess.

-There you go.

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Thank you. £200. There you go, Mark. That's a lot of cash, isn't it?

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-A lot of money.

-What are you going to do with it?

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Well, try and find something...

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Try and find something big and something important.

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And to spend a lot.

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Every last penny.

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They don't want you doing that.

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Are you sure, Mark?

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I'm going to try. I'm going to try.

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Well, you can be very trying!

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On that happy note, we're shoving off to the sunny Surrey hills,

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to a lovely house called Polesden Lacey.

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Ever heard of it? Well, you're about to find out more than you know.

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Polesden Lacey in Surrey is a stunning Edwardian house.

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For more than 30 years, it was the country home

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of Mrs Margaret Greville, a wealthy widow who really lived in style,

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and she liked to spend money on a large scale.

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What about this vast cathedral-like space?

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Mrs Greville used the decorators White Allom and Co

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between about 1906 and 1909 to fit out this space,

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and the focal point is, of course, the fireplace.

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Now, the fireplace bit is this little chunk,

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but the fire surround is absolutely vast.

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Of course, the secret is here that this fire surround wasn't

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originally made as a fire surround.

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It was made as a reredos.

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That's the back panelling behind the altarpiece

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in one of Sir Christopher Wren's churches, built in the 17th century,

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and St Matthew's Church in Friday Street contained this reredos.

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St Matthew's Church was demolished in 1885,

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and Mrs Greville simply subsequently bought this panelling

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and this architectural detail and had it fitted here.

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The carving and detail is typical of the 1680s.

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Edward Pearce was employed by Wren to do such work,

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and it's thought that this reredos is his carving.

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He specialised in cherubic masks, and there,

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in the centre of the centre panel, we have a splendid example.

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The arch top panels underneath would have contained oil paintings

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showing the Ten Commandments, but it's the architectural

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monumentality of the thing that impresses me,

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and what a wonderful way of showing off your central entrance hall.

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But it wasn't the only thing to show off in this space.

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On the other side of the hall,

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just a few short steps en route up the staircase, is a vitrine

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full of the most precious early ceramics that you could imagine.

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Tin-glazed earthenware, sometimes called majolica.

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Just look at this lot. I mean, the vibrancy of the colour.

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Unlike paintings or any other artistic medium,

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the glaze protects the colours.

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The colours remain as bright and vibrant as when they were painted.

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This is the earliest piece of majolica, and it dates from

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around 1500, having been made in Deruta, in Italy.

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That's 500 years ago.

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Which fair takes my breath away, I have to tell you.

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Now, to decorate majolica is difficult,

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because, having got the pottery part, you cover it in tin glaze,

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and then you have to draw your design over the dry tin glaze.

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It's a bit like drawing on blotting paper,

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and there's no room for error.

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Most of the dishes in the vitrine

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are what are called istoriato plates.

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In other words, they tell a story.

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This one shows the scene of the Judgement of Paris.

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Paris, effectively, had to judge which was the most beautiful

0:27:240:27:29

goddess, and you see Paris here, holding the prize, the golden apple.

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Isn't that lovely?

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Almost as lovely as it would be for me

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today to present a golden gavel or two, perhaps, over at the auction.

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Well, it's been a pleasant hop across Sussex,

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almost from east to west, to Wisborough Green.

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Jonathan Pratt is our man of the moment. JP.

0:28:040:28:07

Good morning, Tim.

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-How are you?

-I'm marvellous.

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Well, we're very happy to be here, I tell you.

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Their first item is this little Swiss silver-cased wristwatch.

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We sell them reasonably frequently. I think the condition is fair,

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I suppose it's a little cabinet piece, or whatever.

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-Are they saleable, Jonathan?

-They're saleable enough.

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I would say £40 to £60.

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-£30 paid.

-That's good.

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-That is very good. Hazel will be over the moon about that.

-Good.

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Anyway, moving on, we've got the cocktail stick pick holder,

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with the maraschino fake cherry on the end.

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-No age to that.

-Not particularly, but novelty.

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Novelty sells, and it's a cocktail shaker,

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and that's kind of what's going on.

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I think beer's out and cocktails are in.

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-How much?

-I thought about £50, £70.

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-Did you?

-Yeah.

-£40 paid.

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This is our second winner here,

0:28:520:28:54

in terms of the Jonathan Pratt estimating machine.

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It's a good day for me, I think. I'm being very generous.

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Moving on quickly, then. Hornsea pottery. There it is. What's your estimate?

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I thought about £40 to £60.

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What did you say?

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Am I being quite mean?

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-I don't know. Say it again.

-£40 to £60.

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You are being quite mean. £140, these girls paid.

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Well, the thing is, you know, internet bidding, it could run away,

0:29:140:29:18

it's the style, but I never would have put that sort of money on it.

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It needs to canter away, not just run!

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Such a stride, though.

0:29:230:29:24

You're predicting profits on the first two, but not on the third.

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We shall see what happens.

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If it all goes badly, they'll need their bonus buy,

0:29:290:29:31

so let's have a look at it.

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Now, Hazel, Ann, how are you, my darlings?

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-Very well, thank you.

-Good.

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You spent £210, which is really fab, and you gave 90 to Catherine.

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Yes.

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And what did Catherine spend it on?

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Well, Catherine spent it on...

0:29:450:29:47

Keith Murray!

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Ah, I like Keith Murray!

0:29:500:29:52

Whilst we were walking around,

0:29:520:29:53

you will remember we picked up a Keith Murray mug and deliberated.

0:29:530:29:57

It wasn't this one.

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I found you this one, and this is a Moonstone,

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which is a sort of matte, creamy white colour.

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I paid £18 for that, and I thought it's cheap.

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It's the Moonstone colour, which I think is slightly more desirable

0:30:080:30:12

than that yellowy colour.

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That was a bit off, wasn't it?

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-It's good, isn't it? Do you like it, Ann?

-I do like it. Yes, I do.

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-It's got the look, hasn't it?

-It has.

-Thank you, well done.

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Thanks, girls.

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So, prospectively, it might make £20 or £30?

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I think it should make £30.

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-Do you think?

-Yeah.

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-Good. Are you happy?

-Yes.

-Super.

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Well, on that basis, we'll check out now, for the audience at home,

0:30:320:30:35

what the auctioneer thinks about Catherine's mug.

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OK, Jonathan. Mine's a pint.

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Lovely.

0:30:390:30:40

I really rate this Wedgwood body.

0:30:400:30:43

I like it in blue, I like it in turquoise, I like it in what

0:30:430:30:46

they call Moonstone, which is that whitish colour.

0:30:460:30:48

So, you've got a house full of jasper and things like that, do you?

0:30:480:30:51

No. That particular Keith Murray is, I think, just the business.

0:30:510:30:53

I mean, it's not high value, but it's very clean and wholesome.

0:30:530:30:57

Bit like you, Jonathan.

0:30:570:30:59

I like to think I'm valuable, too.

0:30:590:31:02

Well, tell me, how valuable are you?

0:31:020:31:04

I thought about £20 to £30.

0:31:040:31:05

Did you really?

0:31:050:31:06

Well, I tell you, Catherine Southon will cover you in kisses,

0:31:060:31:09

because she only paid £18 for it, and if you get £20 to £30,

0:31:090:31:12

and they select it, everybody will be just stinking of roses.

0:31:120:31:16

Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.

0:31:180:31:20

First up for them is this rather queer-looking pewter dish.

0:31:200:31:24

It is rather queer, isn't it? I mean, it's a very odd shape.

0:31:240:31:28

I quite like the handle with the birds motif,

0:31:280:31:30

and the wings then coming, but I'm not really that taken by it.

0:31:300:31:33

Are you not?

0:31:330:31:34

If it were polished bright, you know, it might be more interesting.

0:31:340:31:37

Nonetheless, £30 to £40.

0:31:370:31:38

That's perfect. £20, they paid.

0:31:380:31:40

So, that is, actually, don't you think,

0:31:400:31:42

inexpensive in a retail environment.

0:31:420:31:44

£20. I mean, that's a pretty good price, really.

0:31:440:31:47

Next is the walking stick with the silver top,

0:31:470:31:50

painted black rather than ebony, right?

0:31:500:31:52

Well, there's a hue of brown showing through,

0:31:520:31:55

but you do get a grainy bit of a lighter wood in there.

0:31:550:31:57

I love the hue of Brown.

0:31:570:31:59

"When I was in Honduras!"

0:31:590:32:01

Well, he got replaced by Cameron, so there's no more hue of Brown.

0:32:010:32:04

What is your estimate?

0:32:040:32:06

I would have thought £50 to £70.

0:32:060:32:08

If you get £50 to £70, they're going to be so pleased with you, JP.

0:32:080:32:12

I was in a generous mood that day. I'm not in such a generous mood any more.

0:32:120:32:15

Lastly, we've got this little settee job, which is fun, isn't it?

0:32:150:32:18

Look at that. All those little turn, finial, blibbly-blobblies.

0:32:180:32:23

Yeah, you could sit your dollies on there.

0:32:230:32:25

You could use it as a little glove box, or for candles.

0:32:250:32:28

Fan mail!

0:32:280:32:29

The daily crop! So, what do you think, then?

0:32:290:32:32

£20 to £30.

0:32:320:32:33

OK. They paid £30.

0:32:330:32:35

-We'll see. This is what's so exciting about the auction.

-Absolutely.

0:32:350:32:38

Well, if it all goes wrong, we're going to need the bonus buy,

0:32:380:32:41

so let's go and have a look at it anyway.

0:32:410:32:43

Now, Ailsa, Cheryl, you naughty girls, you only spent £100.

0:32:450:32:48

-I know, terrible!

-Disgraceful.

0:32:480:32:50

Anyway, you gave Mark £200. Mark, what did you do?

0:32:500:32:54

Something underneath these.

0:32:540:32:55

-It is.

-What have you done, Mark?

-Ready?

0:32:550:32:58

That's a lovely pair!

0:33:000:33:01

-Well, shall I tell you what they are?

-Yes.

0:33:010:33:04

They're a pair of cast-iron finials.

0:33:040:33:06

-They're acorns.

-They could be an acorn.

0:33:060:33:08

More likely a pinecone.

0:33:080:33:10

But they're meant, I think, to go on the garden gates, or something like that.

0:33:100:33:13

I think they're rather funky.

0:33:130:33:15

-They're quite Brighton, aren't they?

-Very Brighton.

0:33:150:33:18

But we're not in Brighton.

0:33:180:33:20

I was keen to say we're not in Brighton!

0:33:200:33:22

-We're not far away.

-Just down the road.

0:33:220:33:24

Where do you come from, Mark?

0:33:240:33:25

I live in Brighton, funnily enough!

0:33:250:33:27

Funny that, isn't it, really!

0:33:270:33:30

What did you pay?

0:33:300:33:31

Oh, I paid an awful lot of money for them. £180.

0:33:310:33:35

They could be 1880, they could be as late as 1940, but no later than that.

0:33:350:33:39

No, no, no later than that.

0:33:390:33:40

-If the right people are there, they'll be picked up.

-OK.

0:33:400:33:44

Well, you've got some recommendation.

0:33:440:33:45

It's nice, isn't it, to have the reassurance of the man beside you.

0:33:450:33:49

Absolutely. He's within hitting distance!

0:33:490:33:51

OK, then. Well, that's it.

0:33:530:33:54

You can decide after the sale of your first three items,

0:33:540:33:57

but for the audience at home,

0:33:570:33:58

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Mark's nuts!

0:33:580:34:01

Ta-dah!

0:34:050:34:07

There's a couple of cones.

0:34:070:34:09

Absolutely, yeah.

0:34:090:34:10

I like these sorts of things.

0:34:100:34:12

We sell lots of garden ornaments,

0:34:120:34:13

and we had 130 lots of garden ornaments in this current sale,

0:34:130:34:17

you know, on view, so people will have seen these.

0:34:170:34:20

Yeah. Well, they are pretty spectacular, aren't they?

0:34:200:34:22

And I suppose the big question is, what are they worth?

0:34:220:34:25

Well, I've been, possibly, a little on the mean side,

0:34:250:34:28

in that I think that the estimate will encourage bidding.

0:34:280:34:31

£80 to £120, and I feel that's realistic,

0:34:310:34:33

but a private buyer might take it and run with it.

0:34:330:34:35

Well, Mark's going to hope that they're going to canter at it,

0:34:350:34:38

because he paid 180.

0:34:380:34:39

That is quite a lot of money.

0:34:390:34:40

Yes. You taking a sale today?

0:34:400:34:42

I am, yeah.

0:34:420:34:43

Thank goodness for that.

0:34:430:34:45

£30. Straight in at 30. Looking for five. 35. 40.

0:34:450:34:48

45. 50. £55. On the net now at £55. Do I see 60?

0:34:480:34:52

Hazel, Ann, how are you feeling?

0:34:550:34:56

-Excited.

-Nervous.

0:34:560:34:58

-Slightly nervous, are you?

-Might be!

0:34:580:35:00

What do you mean? But not saying, right?

0:35:000:35:03

-Yes, keeping it to ourselves.

-We're excited.

0:35:030:35:05

I'll run through what the auctioneer thinks about your lot.

0:35:050:35:08

-The Hornsea trio.

-Yes.

0:35:080:35:09

In terms of the estimate, it's not looking pretty, I'm afraid,

0:35:090:35:12

because he's put £40 to £60 on that, and you paid 140.

0:35:120:35:15

He could be wrong. Let us hope so.

0:35:150:35:18

Oh, yes, absolutely!

0:35:180:35:20

Because we are the experts, of course, aren't we?

0:35:200:35:22

First up, your Swiss silver-cased watch. Here it comes.

0:35:220:35:26

Someone start me at £20 for this. £20.

0:35:260:35:29

-Surely worth 20?

-Come on!

0:35:300:35:31

-Oh, dear.

-Ten, then?

0:35:310:35:33

£10 is bid.

0:35:340:35:35

-To my left at ten. Let's go up. 15 on the net.

-15 on the net.

0:35:350:35:38

Jill?

0:35:380:35:41

20, she says yes. 20, very generous, Jill. £20 to my left.

0:35:410:35:44

-Any more at £20?

-Oh, come on!

0:35:440:35:46

At £20, come on. At £20. Any more?

0:35:460:35:48

Last chance at £20. All done.

0:35:480:35:50

£20. That was your banker, that one was. Minus £10.

0:35:520:35:55

Right, OK, now. The pick container. This has got do better than that.

0:35:550:35:59

Yes.

0:35:590:36:00

Start me at 50 for this.

0:36:000:36:02

£50?

0:36:020:36:03

20, then.

0:36:030:36:05

It's all gone very quiet.

0:36:050:36:07

Everyone's looking away.

0:36:080:36:10

£10, then, is bid at ten. £10 is bid.

0:36:100:36:13

£10.

0:36:130:36:15

This is not looking so pretty, girls.

0:36:150:36:17

It's shocking.

0:36:170:36:19

£10. 15 on the internet.

0:36:190:36:20

She shakes her head. It's a 15 internet bid now. Any more at £15?

0:36:200:36:24

-I don't like the sound of this.

-All done at £15.

0:36:240:36:26

Oh. Minus £25.

0:36:280:36:30

And they were supposed to be good, those two.

0:36:300:36:32

-The best of them.

-So now...

0:36:320:36:34

You watch. It's Hornsea coming up now. You watch.

0:36:340:36:37

Hornsea.

0:36:370:36:38

Pretty lot this, very collectable. Start me at £20 for this.

0:36:380:36:42

Oh, dear.

0:36:420:36:43

Jonathan, please, no.

0:36:430:36:45

Ten, then. £10.

0:36:450:36:47

Jill, surely £10. No, she shakes her head. £10.

0:36:470:36:51

Flog it for 150.

0:36:520:36:54

Clearly popular.

0:36:540:36:55

Who's going to say yes?

0:36:550:36:57

Is that yes?

0:36:570:36:59

No. Fiver, then.

0:36:590:37:00

I'm absolutely shocked.

0:37:000:37:02

Five. Does it go down this low on the internet?

0:37:020:37:04

£5 internet, please.

0:37:040:37:05

Surely worth a fiver.

0:37:050:37:07

-All those Hornsea collectors out there, are you worth £5?

-No!

0:37:070:37:10

£5. Five at the back, thank you. At £5.

0:37:100:37:12

£5 in the back of the room.

0:37:120:37:15

It's supposed to be the most popular design.

0:37:150:37:18

No further bidding at five.

0:37:180:37:21

That's minus £135.

0:37:210:37:22

Rubbish!

0:37:220:37:24

To add to the other minus 35 is minus 170, girls.

0:37:240:37:28

Yes!

0:37:280:37:30

I mean, really, your two bankers, to do so badly...

0:37:300:37:33

Well, I don't know what's going on.

0:37:330:37:34

Someone's got bargains.

0:37:340:37:36

What are we going to do about this Moonstone mug?

0:37:360:37:38

I think it's a no-brainer, don't you?

0:37:380:37:39

-In for a penny, in for a pound.

-Absolutely.

0:37:390:37:41

I don't know about anything any more, Tim.

0:37:410:37:43

I don't think anyone's going to buy the mug, but let's go for it anyway.

0:37:430:37:47

I think we have to.

0:37:470:37:49

I think you'd be mugs not to!

0:37:490:37:50

A Keith Murray Moonstone jug. Wedgwood, 1950s.

0:37:510:37:56

It's a jug, not a mug.

0:37:560:37:57

I mean, it's a mug, not a jug!

0:37:570:38:00

I have £10. I'll take 15 now.

0:38:000:38:01

-15. 20 with me.

-You're into profit.

0:38:010:38:04

25? No, £20 with me.

0:38:050:38:07

Looking for five now.

0:38:070:38:08

Oh, come on. That's £2 profit. We need more than that, Jonathan.

0:38:080:38:11

Fair warning, selling 20.

0:38:110:38:13

Yes, he's done it. You've made a profit.

0:38:150:38:17

Well done.

0:38:170:38:18

Plus £2. Well done, Catherine.

0:38:180:38:20

Now, that means, overall, you're only minus 168.

0:38:200:38:22

Which doesn't sound so bad if you say it quickly!

0:38:220:38:25

No.

0:38:250:38:26

Now, Cheryl, Ailsa, you all right?

0:38:340:38:36

Yeah.

0:38:360:38:37

Do you know how the Reds got on?

0:38:370:38:39

No.

0:38:390:38:40

No, you don't want to know, either, I tell you.

0:38:400:38:42

Right. First up, then, is your pewter dish, and here it comes.

0:38:420:38:46

I have bids at 20, 25, £30.

0:38:460:38:49

Look at that!

0:38:490:38:50

-Straight in at 30. Looking for five now. 35 and 40.

-Look at this.

0:38:500:38:54

45, 50. 55 internet bid clears the commission at 55.

0:38:540:38:58

Come on!

0:38:580:39:00

£55, do I see 60?

0:39:000:39:01

Last chance, internet bid at £55.

0:39:010:39:04

You are plus £35, you girls, without even winking. Here comes your cane.

0:39:040:39:10

Bids on the book.

0:39:100:39:12

40, 50, 60, 65, straight in at £65.

0:39:120:39:15

£65. I'll take 70. 70 on the internet. 75 commission bid.

0:39:150:39:21

-£80 commission.

-Nice auctioneer.

0:39:210:39:23

£80 on the internet. Any more at £80, then?

0:39:230:39:26

-Come on!

-Selling, £80.

0:39:260:39:28

So good. That is plus £30 on that. You are £65 up.

0:39:300:39:34

Now, is he right or is he wrong about this settle? Here it comes.

0:39:340:39:38

Rather fun little lot, this, with a little lift-up seat,

0:39:380:39:41

and I'll start straight in at £35.

0:39:410:39:43

Wow!

0:39:430:39:45

So we're straight into profit.

0:39:450:39:46

I've got £55, commission bid. 60. I've got 65. No, I've got 65.

0:39:490:39:54

Do you want to go 70, internet?

0:39:540:39:55

70, internet bid.

0:39:550:39:56

I think we were right.

0:39:560:39:58

£75 internet bid, then, and selling.

0:39:580:40:01

That is plus £110 profit on your £100 investment. That is phenomenal.

0:40:020:40:09

So, what are you going to do about these pinecones?

0:40:090:40:11

Bird in the hand.

0:40:110:40:13

Are you going to risk £180?

0:40:130:40:15

Bird in hand, I think, Mark.

0:40:150:40:17

No, I think we're going to stick.

0:40:170:40:19

No offence, Mark. They're lovely.

0:40:190:40:22

None taken.

0:40:220:40:23

£110 is in my pocket.

0:40:230:40:24

Real money.

0:40:240:40:26

They seem cemented in, these two. They're not going to do it.

0:40:260:40:29

And now you've decided, I can reveal what the auctioneer's estimate

0:40:290:40:32

is on them, which is £80 to £120, so you may have made the right

0:40:320:40:35

decision, but we're going to sell them anyway, and here they come.

0:40:350:40:39

I've got lots of interest on this lot,

0:40:390:40:41

and I can go 70, 90, 110, £130 with me, straight in at £130.

0:40:410:40:46

Looking for 140 now.

0:40:470:40:49

£130 with me. 140 on the net. 150.

0:40:490:40:51

At £150. Any interest in the room? It's £150 commission bid.

0:40:510:40:54

I'll sell at 150, all done.

0:40:540:40:57

Well done, girls. An impeccable performance.

0:40:570:41:00

-Nearly.

-Close, close.

0:41:000:41:01

Minus 30 on that, but you didn't go with the bonus buy,

0:41:010:41:04

so you reserved your £110 of profit, which is phenomenal.

0:41:040:41:09

-Yay! Well done, Mark.

-Well done.

-Brilliant.

0:41:090:41:12

I think you girls should give up your day jobs.

0:41:120:41:15

And I have 100, 110. 110, 120. All done at 120.

0:41:150:41:21

Well, we do have some strange results on Bargain Hunt,

0:41:260:41:29

but not very often do we have teams that are quite so poles apart,

0:41:290:41:34

and the runners-up today by a considerable margin are the Reds.

0:41:340:41:38

Bad luck, girls. I mean, minus 168 is not a great score, is it?

0:41:400:41:44

When you compare that with the plus score on the other side of plus 110.

0:41:440:41:49

You get to see the contrast between the two teams today.

0:41:490:41:54

Same auction, same teams, all girls, my favourite, but poles apart.

0:41:540:42:00

It could have been, I suppose, so much worse.

0:42:000:42:03

Could it? No.

0:42:030:42:05

It couldn't have been any worse.

0:42:050:42:07

Anyway, thank you very much for coming.

0:42:070:42:09

You've been absolutely F-A-B.

0:42:090:42:10

But I've revealed already, girls, £110 up.

0:42:100:42:13

This is your pile of dosh coming over, which is super,

0:42:130:42:17

and because you've made a profit on all three items,

0:42:170:42:20

you're entitled to join the venerable and ancient order

0:42:200:42:24

of the golden gavel.

0:42:240:42:26

So, what about that? Now, you have to go with that, then, Cheryl.

0:42:260:42:31

-It's for your own bosom.

-Thank you.

0:42:310:42:33

-And this is for you, Ailsa.

-Thank you.

0:42:330:42:35

And Mark, one to add to your collection.

0:42:350:42:36

-Thank you, Tim.

-There we go.

0:42:360:42:38

Wear it with pride in your high street,

0:42:380:42:41

and people will come up and say, "You didn't do it, did you?"

0:42:410:42:44

And you can say, "Yes, we did."

0:42:440:42:45

You didn't go with the bonus buy.

0:42:450:42:47

-We didn't.

-And you therefore preserved your £110.

-We did.

0:42:470:42:50

Which is very wise.

0:42:500:42:52

In fact, you've been thoroughly savvy throughout,

0:42:520:42:54

-you two, and I have to congratulate you.

-Thank you.

0:42:540:42:56

Great team.

0:42:560:42:58

We've had so much fun. Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

0:42:580:43:01

ALL: Yes!

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Bargain Hunt comes from Lewes in East Sussex, where the competing red and blue teams hit the antiques shops looking for the bargains that could make them a profit at auction.

Catherine Southon and Mark Stacey are the experts helping the teams, while Tim Wonnacott visits Polesden Lacey and the former home of a wealthy society hostess.


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