Derby 30 Bargain Hunt


Derby 30

Tim Wonnacott presents the antiques contest from Derby, with experts Thomas Plant and David Harper. Tim also visits the Holburne Museum in Bath.


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We're in Derby. No time to waste.

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So let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!

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Today we're at the Jaguar Antiques and Collectors' Fair

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in Derby, in what was the world's first

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and is now the oldest surviving railway roundhouse.

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So it's full steam ahead

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and taking a quick peek at what's coming up a little further down the line...

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Today it's all about making your mind up.

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-Marvellous! A quick purchase. I love you two. You're marvellous.

-We know what we like.

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You love it, you love it, I love it. Let's go lose some money! Yeah!

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-Or not, as the case may be.

-I'm not sure. You said £15.

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-Make a decision!

-Oh...

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-What are you doing?

-Have we got 30 seconds?

-No, you have 2 seconds!

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That's all coming up, but first let's track down the teams.

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Today we're keeping it in the family way. We've got some mothers do 'ave 'em. Our mothers have daughters.

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We've got the lovely Soph, the daughter of the lovely Anne.

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And the lovely Nasreen and her lovely daughter Afroz. Hi!

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-ALL: Hi!

-Howdy!

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Howdy.

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-Anne, what do you do for a living?

-I'm a nurse. I've been a nurse for 30 years now.

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I currently work in Staffordshire and I'm a Parkinson's specialist.

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-You've been nursing for more than 30 years?

-Yeah, 30 years plus.

-So you started at 12?

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-About 13, I think.

-That type of thing. Great.

-I'm also...

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I'm mum of three and I've got a little granddaughter who's nearly 4.

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They all keep me busy, but I do sneak out on a Sunday morning to the car boot.

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-Do you? You love all that?

-Yes. And try to get a good price.

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I go at the end to barter them down. They don't want to take it back.

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-You're going to be rather good at this.

-Hopefully!

-Now, Soph, you're at the university.

-Yeah.

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The University of Leicester. I'm in my third and final year.

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In two months I'll be finished, which is good and sad.

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I do management, marketing. Hopefully a nice job will come from that.

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-Where does your interest in antiques comes from? Your mum?

-Eventually. She used to drag us round

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and we'd resent her for it, but we sort of got used to it. I like coming with you now.

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-And being a student, I've got lots of time to watch Bargain Hunt.

-Of course you do. It's popular.

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My flatmates watch it every day with me. They have no say.

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-No. Will they be red with envy watching you now?

-They'll be waiting to make me embarrassed and laugh!

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Well, you won't be embarrassed. You'll have a jolly good time.

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-Definitely.

-We look forward to your performance. Welcome.

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Now, girls. Nasreen, you're a bit arty?

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Yes, I am, but not like a normal artist who will have an exhibition and things like that.

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I work in schools with children so we take our art form, South Asian arts or Asian arts,

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into schools to enhance the subject or work with the teachers.

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-What else do you get up to?

-I like gardening.

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I love gardening. I collect dolls.

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I love travelling, meeting people.

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And then I do little bits of invigilating in exams.

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I just love going into schools and working with children.

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Afroz, are you a bit arty, too?

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A bit arty. And I guess I've definitely got a creative spirit.

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I like doing everything, whether it's writing or crafts, wrapping gifts

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or whatever. A bit of everything.

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-You're shoving off to Canada?

-I am. I get married in a couple of months.

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-How lovely! Marrying a lumberjack?

-I am! How did you know?

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-Congratulations. That's exciting. Isn't that lovely?

-Not for me! I'm losing a child.

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-But you're gaining a Canadian lumberjack.

-A whole country!

-Yes, a big country.

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-So what's your tactics for beating them?

-Don't give everything away!

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Do you play your cards close to your chest? That's all right with me.

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-Now, £300 apiece. There's your 300.

-Ohh!

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You know the rules. Your experts await and off you go! Very good luck!

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Gosh! What fun we're going to have.

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Ready to go into battle today for the Reds is expert Thomas Plant.

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Oh!

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Whilst David Harper prepares for showtime with the Blues.

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-Well, girls, are we raring to go or what?

-I'm pretty excited! I want to get my hands on that stuff.

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-What are we going to do?

-Buy cheap.

-Is that right?

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Yeah, buy cheap. Bargain them down a bit.

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I'd like to go with jewellery. I love antique jewellery.

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-I can see you with nice jewellery.

-Thank you!

-And Mum?

-Silver.

-Silver?

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-I love to see those signs.

-A bit of bling, girls! Come on, let's go.

-Brilliant.

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Let's move on and buy our first item.

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-Quick off the mark, our blue magpies spot some shiny silver.

-Now this is heaven.

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-I know.

-They love jewellery, silver...

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-That's old threepenny bits.

-That's quite sweet. Look at those.

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-They're coins.

-They're the old threepenny bits.

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-Ah!

-They've been made into a little bracelet. Isn't that sweet?

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-And it is silver.

-How much is that?

-25. £25.

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-That's really quite bonny.

-I quite like that.

-What date are the coins?

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-Let's have a look.

-That's your expertise.

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It's not difficult - I can read numbers! Yeah.

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We've got 1918, '17, '20. 1912, 1902.

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-Oh, wow.

-I should put the price up!

-I think you should!

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-No, I don't, no!

-- We'll start at a lower price! - I didn't know it was so good.

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- You've got 25. - I'll do it for 20.

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Do it for 18. And a hug. I can give you a hug and 18.

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-OK.

-Oh, that's sweet.

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-That's sweet.

-Thank you.

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-Marvellous. A quick purchase. I love you two.

-We know what we like.

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Wow. That must be a record. A first purchase in three minutes.

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Well done, girls. They've raised the bar high for the Reds. Perhaps a quick work-out is in order.

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-28lbs. That is a weight.

-Yeah.

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-Yeah, so a good sort of doorstop.

-Can I have a go, please? I've been working out.

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-Sophie, really?

-I want big muscles.

-Are you sure?

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-Yeah.

-It's heavy.

-Oh, my God!

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I wasn't expecting that. OK, done that.

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-Is that your best on that?

-How much?

-£200.

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£200 for a doorstop. I think that's too much at the minute.

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Tactically aiming to buy cheap, the Red team stick to their guns,

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but perhaps Thomas can whip them into a spending frenzy.

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-Yeah.

-Oh, that's nice.

-It's a crop.

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-Yeah, it's a riding crop. I do like that.

-I don't think this would be used for a horse.

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-Oh, right.

-No. I think this is extra-curricular activities.

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-Very uncomfortable.

-Don't use it on me!

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-"There, Sophie!"

-How much is this?

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-200.

-Oh!

-We'll put that back and carry on looking.

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So another expensive item rejected by our spendthrift Reds.

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Meanwhile, how are the impulsive Blues getting on?

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-Oh, that's nice.

-Oh, wow.

-That is beautiful.

-That is amazing.

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-Look at that.

-Amazing thing.

-I'd love to have this in my house.

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I'd love to have that in my house. I've never seen that before.

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This is the great thing about this business.

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One reason why I absolutely love it is every day of my life I will go out, like a treasure hunter.

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-Exactly.

-And I will find something like that that I've never seen before.

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-Is it very buyable or not?

-I've got it up at 695.

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-The absolute death on it is three.

-It's too much for us even at 300.

-How much did he say?

-300.

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-It's just so us.

-It IS you. It's silver, it's blingy, girls.

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-Come on, babies.

-Right, shall we?

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We've got to buy two more items and we've got £282.

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250 and, I mean, you know that's it.

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I tell you what we'll do. Can we hold it for 15 minutes?

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-Are you sure?

-Brilliant.

-So there's your safety clause. Thanks a lot. See you soon.

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-Right, let's go.

-Racing ahead, Nasreen and Afroz have plenty of time to think.

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However, I sense Anne and Sophie have champagne tastes with beer income.

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-I've seen something I absolutely love.

-OK, Sophie, what is it?

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-This little...

-Let's have a look.

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-It's so cute and the pattern is really pretty.

-A Victorian telescopic pencil.

-Love it.

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A double ender action. That slides back.

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-You slide that out for the ink.

-Yes.

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-And you've got the pencil. I haven't noticed the price yet. 145.

-Is that quite a lot?

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You've now seen three rather expensive items.

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-I know. We were going to go cheap.

-It always goes out the window.

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-It always goes out the window.

-I'd like to stick to our guns.

-OK, we can always come back.

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-You're going to have to buy something in a minute.

-Yeah.

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OK, mission on. Oh, there's more silver. Let's go.

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Thomas looks puzzled. These ladies had better curb their expensive tastes

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if their low-spend plan is to succeed. But Nasreen and Afroz have spotted more bling.

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This is a silver piece. Continental silver. But it's only 14 quid.

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-Let's say you got it for a tenner.

-Yeah.

-In auction, it's going to be 10 or 20 quid. A bit of profit.

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I think the question is you've got two minutes to decide on the lamp.

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-Are you going back to have the lamp?

-Gosh.

-Should we?

-Don't look at me. You know what I would do.

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-But it is amazing. Really amazing.

-I adore it.

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-Shall we just put this aside, get that and work out how much we've got?

-Yeah.

-Shall we do that?

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-We might be back in a minute. You love it, I love it. Let's go lose some money!

-Go for it!

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20 minutes into the shop and the Blues seem sold on the lamp.

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Meanwhile, are the Reds at the cutting edge of bargain hunting?

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-Are they grape cutters?

-We call them shears.

-OK.

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What you've got here is a reflection of the old and new,

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the old being the grape shears, the traditional look, the new being the design.

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-They're a late-19th, early-Edwardian...

-I'm sure if we just went into a shop today,

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-we'd pay more than that.

-You'd probably pay £15.

-Right, OK.

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So you've got every chance to make some money. Do you want them?

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-I'm happy to. Cheap and cheerful.

-Cheap and cheerful!

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-Yes?

-I'm not sure now. You said £15.

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I could get some new ones for £15.

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Can I just stop you there? We've been shopping for 20 minutes.

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We've looked at three items, all being £200 or in three figures.

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Now we find something worth £8 and there's a small profit in it and you're not sure!

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-Calm down, Thomas. Those scissors look sharp.

-What do you want to do?

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-Is there any negotiation on the grape...?

-Well, I could do them for £6.

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-Just buy them! Just buy them.

-Do you think it's fine?

-Yes.

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For £6 for a pair of grape shears. They're attractive.

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-OK, then.

-Good.

-You've made your first purchase.

-There's not a box?

-There isn't.

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What more do you want? What more do you want?

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Finally, Anne and Sophie make their first purchase,

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spending a bargain basement £6. At least they're sticking to the plan.

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- 220. - 250 is the limit.

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-230, please. We really need an extra £20 and then we're good to go and win.

-You're not doing very well!

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Oh, I am!

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-- I can't drop it. - You're making me look bad.

-We could be here all day long.

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-Let's do 250. Shake his hand, then.

-You've got a bargain at 250.

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-All right, we'll believe you.

-Good man. Brilliant.

-I hope you use the money.

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Following some fierce negotiation, they make their second purchase.

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These girls aren't afraid to spend big. I like their style. Now I've found some bling of my own.

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Cor, this is pretty flash, isn't it? Look at the colours in this encrier

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or ink stand. If I just give it a little tweak like that,

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isn't that brilliant? This thing is veneered with thin, thin rectangles

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of abalone shell. The abalone shell is a mollusc

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that you find in Pacific cold water regions.

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The West Coast of America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.

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In this particular object, they've taken literally hundreds of little rectangles of the shell

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and have then applied it to the wooden plaque base.

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Then the fittings were put on top.

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And each of these pieces are made of solid silver.

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If you pick one up and have a look at it, it's hallmarked.

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It has a little mark which says STG with a crown over it,

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indicating that it's sterling silver but it wasn't made in Britain.

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And this thing was probably made around about 1920 or 1930.

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The secret as to its value sits with the identification

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of this hallmark. If it comes from Australia or New Zealand,

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I think it's worth a cool £400-£500.

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And what would it cost you in a typical fair like this on a good day with the wind up its tail?

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It could be yours for £120.

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Crikey Moses!

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Back to the shopping and, halfway through the time, it's 2-1 to the Blues.

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We're looking at a lot of silver. Our eyes are literally magnetised to silver.

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The girls are magnificent. They're great fun and straight in.

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They love anything that's shiny, particularly silver. Perfect team.

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We like nice things. And nice things come at a price.

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And I'm spending someone else's money, so I'm really chuffed!

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Those big-spending Blues are having a ball, but are the thrifty Reds now being drawn to the bling, too?

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-What's that for? Is it coffee, or...?

-Hot chocolate.

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-What do we see here?

-Chocolate.

-Do you like chocolate?

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The reason that's for chocolate is you look at the position of the spout. If you make a hot chocolate,

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it settles at the bottom. The spout's at the bottom

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-so it brings all the chocolate flavour out when you pour it.

-Ah, so it's a good mixture.

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-How much is it?

-24.

-24 was your price.

-It is.

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-Is that your bottom price?

-It is.

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Can we have another £2 off?

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-I can't. It's the price I can give.

-I think we stop there.

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I think £24 is quite fair. We don't want to kill this poor man.

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I did see it earlier and thought, "I really like that." Definitely we'll buy that, Thomas.

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-100%?

-100%.

-Sophie?

-Happy if Mum's happy because if not I'll get moaned at.

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-Done.

-Deal.

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Chocolate-loving Anne and Soph make their second purchase,

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but so far they've only spent £30 on two items. With 15 minutes to go,

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can our blow-the-budget Blues with only £32 left afford this brass telescope?

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-It's not silver.

-I know! I thought we'd change the colour tone.

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I just predicted you'd buy silver. Now you'll make me look daft.

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-Gold.

-Gold is better!

-It's rising in price as well.

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- We've been told it's from WWI. - Yes, it's from WWI.

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Anything from the First War, from that period of '14-'18, as opposed to '39-'45,

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is just an emotional object.

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It's so emotional. The colours are wonderful. Green military paint.

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-£55.

-Well, we haven't got that.

-We haven't got that. That's a problem.

-We haven't got that.

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-We haven't.

-And this is the last item.

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I could do it for 45.

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Honestly, 32 we have and we have to leave this good man some decent money.

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Because it's you and I know what you've got, it'll have to be 30.

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-Oh(!)

-And that would really, really leave... Honestly, anybody else...

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-- But that's only £2!

-£28.

-- I couldn't.

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-£29.

-With an extra pound he could do a little bit better.

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So let's do 29 and we're all smiles...

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And he's saying yes!

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Being as it's you, being as it's the Blue team.

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-Yay! Thank you very much.

-David is rightfully delighted the Blues have bought three items,

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but is Thomas feeling the pressure?

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I'm showing them plenty of objects, but they don't like the prices.

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So we're in that very awkward position of what to do now?

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-We're definitely going to clinch a deal now.

-We've got to.

-We've got no choice cos we're out of time!

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-Girls, under 50 minutes, we are done, babies!

-High five!

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-And a double high five.

-Double high five!

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-Let's go.

-Tea time!

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So, girls, here's another great-priced item for you.

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It's under £50, it's a Deco watch.

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It's working. It's a ladies little cocktail number. Sweet as you like.

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-Bet she loves the price, too!

-And it does work.

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It's got a name which says... Mulco. There's the movement.

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-Oh, wow.

-Working away. It says "Swiss made" in there.

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Is it...old?

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1920s. It's not so old.

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-I absolutely love that.

-It's just marcasite, isn't it?

-No, they're paste.

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-Marcasite is cut polished steel. Paste is like glass.

-OK.

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-Simulating diamonds. Ticking away beautifully. Can I offer you £15?

-I'll take that.

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£15, girlies. What are you going to do?

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-Oh, I think it's really, really nice.

-I think it's really nice.

-Go on, girls!

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-We're going to...

-£15, was it?

-Go on, girls.

-I absolutely love that.

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-Yeah, we'll go for that, Thomas.

-Yes?

-Yep.

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-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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Right, that's it. Shopping time's over. Let's check out what the Reds bought.

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A pair of silver-plated grape nips were picked up for a snip at £6.

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They spent £24 on an Art Deco, silver-plated chocolate set.

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I like cocoa myself.

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And finally they bought an Art Deco chrome-plated ladies watch for £15.

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-Very sensible.

-You two blonde bombshells are looking a bit shy.

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-We're definitely sheepish.

-I'm scared.

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-Just exactly how much did you spend?

-I refer that to Sophie.

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£45.

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-What, on the whole lot?

-Everything!

0:21:050:21:07

-I'm really proud.

-Oh, lordy! Did you really?

-Yes.

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Which is your favourite bit, Anne?

0:21:120:21:15

I'd have to go for the chocolate pot, cafetiere. Definitely.

0:21:150:21:20

-1930s style.

-What's your favourite bit, Soph?

-A ladies watch. I wanted it, so I'm upset we've to sell it.

0:21:200:21:27

-I would like £255 of leftover lolly. I don't think I've ever had £255!

-It's quite a good wodge.

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£255-worth.

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So, Thomas, I do hope you'll spend the lot.

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-I want to spend the lot.

-I hope you spend the lot, just to show these girls how it's done.

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-I think he's scared to.

-I am!

0:21:450:21:48

You go and have that lovely cup of coffee. Meanwhile, we're going to check out what the Blue Team bought.

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The Blues spent a pretty penny on a silver, threepenny bit bracelet.

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£18 to be precise.

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They forked out a statuesque £250

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on a Victorian, telescopic, standard oil lamp. Wow!

0:22:030:22:07

And finally, they focused £29 on a World War One brass telescope.

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-So you two have done very well because of me.

-Of course.

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He's a modest fellow(!) Honestly!

0:22:180:22:21

How was that shopping then for you?

0:22:210:22:24

-I had a great time. We got some great things, three awesome items, very quirky little numbers.

-Lovely.

0:22:240:22:30

-So, yeah, we had a great time.

-Do you agree with that, Ma?

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-Definitely. I had the best time of my life. I love spending other people's money.

-I bet you do!

0:22:330:22:39

You had a great expert with you. Which is your favourite piece?

0:22:390:22:43

-The lamp.

-That's your favourite? Do you agree, Afroz?

0:22:430:22:47

-I agree it is a beautiful piece.

-Is it your favourite?

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But my favourite has got to be the silver coin bracelet that we bought.

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-Is that going to bring the biggest profit?

-Of course.

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Do you agree with that, Nas?

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It depends on who is there to buy, but I think my lamp is beautiful.

0:23:000:23:04

If there is an admirer there, they're going to do very well.

0:23:040:23:08

-OK. Atcha!

-Atcha!

-How much did you spend all round?

0:23:080:23:11

-297, I think.

-297? I'd like £3 of leftover lolly, please.

0:23:110:23:16

-I don't know.

-This is going to be a big challenge.

-I did have a sneaky coffee.

-You didn't spend his £3?

-No!

0:23:160:23:22

-We love him too much to spend his £3

-Aw, you're both sweethearts!

0:23:220:23:26

-It's a mutual admiration society!

-We love each other.

-You're having a love-in.

0:23:260:23:30

-You'll have to love out now on £3.

-I don't love that at all!

0:23:300:23:34

-It's going to be difficult.

-It'll be fun. It'll be a challenge and I'm always up for a challenge.

0:23:340:23:40

-Wish me luck, girls.

-Let's hope David's practically found it by now.

0:23:400:23:44

Meanwhile, we'll shove off somewhere positively divine!

0:23:440:23:48

The beautiful city of Bath is famed for its Georgian architecture.

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And one of its most impressive buildings has been home to the Holburne Museum since 1916.

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Wow!

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Since its foundation, the museum has attracted a multitude of gifts and bequests,

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some of which are of national importance,

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including a fabulous oriental collection.

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And it is that eastern promise contained within this glorious edifice

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that draws me here today.

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The museum was endowed with the immensely varied private collection

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of Sir Thomas William Holburne,

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and like many before him, Sir William had a particular fascination for all things oriental.

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When Chinese porcelain first arrived in Europe, the Europeans were enthralled.

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Indeed, kings offered rewards for the discovery of its secret.

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By the late 17th and early 18th century,

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vast quantities of Chinese and Japanese porcelain were being imported into Europe

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and the results of all this activity are reflected in the collections at the Holburne today.

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For example, this central Chinese dish is what's called "famille verte" decorated,

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principally because the overall scheme is greenish.

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And what we've got is a rather exotic looking oriental lady,

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seated in an interior.

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And for the European audience,

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they would have clocked the Chinese furniture, the cat at her feet

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and the colour scheme of the butterflies and flowers all around the edge.

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Also, the Europeans were keen on instructing the Chinese

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how to decorate certain pieces in European style

0:25:450:25:49

and that's called Chinese export.

0:25:490:25:52

This is an example of Chinese export,

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painted by the Chinese, but following a printed design that was sent out from Europe.

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Here we've got a design that relates to the classical theme of the Judgment of Paris,

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except that if you look at Paris and the other European characters displayed,

0:26:080:26:13

they all look a bit like sumo wrestlers

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which was not the original intention.

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But eventually, the Europeans got the message

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and this coffee pot, made in Meissen around 1722-1723,

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is made of European porcelain and is decorated in Europe,

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but in a style that reflects the Chinese.

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But it wasn't only porcelain that reflected all this oriental activity.

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And one of the greatest treasures in the Holburne is this,

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the Witcombe Cabinet,

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called thus because once upon a time, in 1697,

0:26:540:26:58

it was made for Witcombe Park in Gloucestershire.

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If I open it up, though,

0:27:020:27:04

you can see inside the true colour and glory of this thing.

0:27:040:27:09

So at a time when all this porcelain was coming into Britain,

0:27:090:27:13

English decorators, and this technique is called japanning,

0:27:130:27:18

were decorating English pieces of furniture

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to make them look as close to the Chinese as they possibly could.

0:27:210:27:25

Incredible.

0:27:260:27:28

Almost as incredible as the profits that our teams are about to achieve, methinks, over at the auction.

0:27:280:27:34

What think thee?

0:27:340:27:36

Well, well, well! This is handy for Derby, isn't it?

0:27:470:27:51

We're at Etwall, the village which houses Charles Hanson's new enterprise, your new saleroom.

0:27:510:27:58

-Indeed, Tim. Indeed.

-Congratulations.

-Thank you.

0:27:580:28:01

Anne and Soph's first item are these "grape nips", but I thought they were called "grape scissors".

0:28:010:28:07

-What do you call them?

-They could be grape nips or grape scissors. They have a great style.

0:28:070:28:12

They, I suppose, take us back to how etiquette was. I don't use grape nips today.

0:28:120:28:17

-Do you?

-I do, actually.

0:28:170:28:19

I'm sorry.

0:28:190:28:21

If you've got a big, old bunch and you're struggling to remove a small, little quartet of grapes,

0:28:210:28:28

-it's jolly tough, some of that grape stalk.

-Yes.

-I use them.

0:28:280:28:32

-They're quite decent.

-How much?

0:28:320:28:35

I would happily value them at between £10 and £15.

0:28:350:28:38

We'd be happy if you would because they only paid £6.

0:28:380:28:41

-Good.

-So there we go.

-Good, Tim.

0:28:410:28:43

-Next is this plated set.

-People want now to use these old cake plates and cake stands.

0:28:430:28:50

I think this wonderful '50s, almost kitsch, but stylish set would appeal to a young collector.

0:28:500:28:55

-Coffee and cake?

-Yes.

-OK, fine. So give us a cake moment then. How much?

0:28:550:29:01

-We've guided it to fetch between £30 and £40.

-OK, well, this lot only paid 24.

-Good.

0:29:010:29:06

-Excellent.

-Good.

-Now, moving along,

0:29:060:29:09

we've got the Art Deco marcasite, or whatever it is, encrusted little watch.

0:29:090:29:14

-Those things, if they're in platinum or white gold, do very well, don't they?

-Yes.

0:29:140:29:19

We have a couple of good platinum ones in our sale.

0:29:190:29:23

This one will be its maybe lesser brother or sister, but it still is an attractive wrist watch

0:29:230:29:28

with a very Deco dial.

0:29:280:29:30

-So how much?

-Hopefully, about £25.

0:29:300:29:33

-Brilliant. They only paid 15.

-Great.

-So, the bonus buy.

0:29:330:29:37

-There was an enormous heap of £255 that went across to Thomas Plant. I wonder what he spent it on?

-Yeah.

0:29:370:29:44

-Anne, Soph, how are you feeling, kids?

-OK.

-Feeling good.

0:29:440:29:48

-I bet you're excited.

-We are.

-You only spent the £45 which is pretty pathetic.

0:29:480:29:53

You gave Thomas £255 which is enough to fund a mortgage and I hope you spent the lot. Show us your wares.

0:29:530:29:59

I nearly spent it all.

0:29:590:30:01

I spent three figures on a very fine set of four...

0:30:010:30:06

-Cor!

-Egg cups?

-..salts.

-They're quite heavy.

0:30:060:30:09

I want you to think romantically, I want you to think of the Hobbit, I want you to think of Tolkien,

0:30:090:30:15

dwarfs mining for gold deep in the mines of Moria. This is what I want you to think of.

0:30:150:30:21

Look at these chaps with these golden buckets which would be filled full of ore.

0:30:210:30:26

Fabulous!

0:30:260:30:28

-I like the purple.

-How much?

0:30:280:30:30

These girls are cutting to the chase. Never mind the romance, Tom. Never mind the Hobbits.

0:30:300:30:36

-What Anne wants to know is...

-How much?

-There you go.

0:30:360:30:39

£200.

0:30:390:30:42

How much do you think they'll make?

0:30:420:30:44

I think these are really rare. I think they could be a good sleeper. They could make 300 to 500.

0:30:440:30:50

I wouldn't like to call quite which way these girls will go

0:30:500:30:54

because their strategy is spend low, make a little profit, and probably they'll make a little profit,

0:30:540:31:00

and I don't think that they'll want to risk the profit on a £200 item,

0:31:000:31:04

-but in the heat of the moment, things might change.

-We may.

-We'll just see.

0:31:040:31:09

But for the viewers at home, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Thomas's salts.

0:31:090:31:15

Now, look at that nice, golden oak box.

0:31:160:31:19

And if I open it up, it reveals...

0:31:190:31:22

Very nice. Very, very nice.

0:31:220:31:25

And I would say, Tim, also quite unusual.

0:31:250:31:28

-Don't you agree?

-You bet! I mean, who are these little fellas, these little Norse men,

0:31:280:31:34

running around, doing a bit of a... # Hey ho, hey ho... #

0:31:340:31:38

Quite Walt Disney, aren't they?

0:31:380:31:41

-They are. I don't know how rare they are, but they really are quite something.

-What's your estimate?

0:31:410:31:47

-I would guide the lot to fetch between £200 and £300.

-We like that. Thank you, Charles.

0:31:470:31:52

-Now, moving on to the Blues, Nasreen and Afroz...

-Yes.

0:31:520:31:56

They went with David Harper straight into the threepenny bit bracelet. How do you rate that?

0:31:560:32:01

The threepenny bits are all pre-1920 so we're going back to George V, Edward VII,

0:32:010:32:06

so they are all silver and solid, and have an intrinsic worth,

0:32:060:32:10

and to coin collectors, there might be some rare dates in that bracelet.

0:32:100:32:15

-How much?

-It's a lovely piece of jewellery. Between £20 and £30.

0:32:150:32:19

-OK, £18 paid, so they've done well. That Afroz has done well.

-Yes.

0:32:190:32:23

Next, they went with the telescopic standard lamp.

0:32:230:32:27

It's the sort of standard lamp that would have glowed in an old merchant home perhaps in the 1880s, 1890s.

0:32:270:32:33

For somebody who wants a statement piece of lighting in their front room, it has everything going for it

0:32:330:32:40

-Gird up your loins and come up with your best estimate.

-Probably somewhere, God willing, around £150.

0:32:400:32:46

-Really?

-Yes.

-They paid 250.

-Right.

-Now we've got this four-fold telescope. How do you rate that?

0:32:460:32:52

It came from the First World War, which I would not doubt, so we're going back to around 1915.

0:32:520:32:58

It has a nostalgia, but this, for what it is, is more decorative value.

0:32:580:33:03

-What's your estimate?

-Between £20 and £30.

-Really?

-Yes.

0:33:030:33:06

The way things look with their lamp, they'll definitely need their bonus buy, so let's have a look at it.

0:33:060:33:12

-Afroz, Nas, are you all right?

-Yes, very well.

-Looking forward to this?

-Very much so.

0:33:120:33:17

You have put your expert through the torture of having to find a profitable item with only £3.

0:33:170:33:23

-I know, I know. Naughty us!

-You're naughty.

0:33:230:33:27

-Very naughty.

-Dave, you'll have risen to the challenge if you're half the scrap I think you are.

0:33:270:33:32

I love a challenge and these two are definitely a challenge! Ready?

0:33:320:33:36

-OK, three...

-Two, one...

0:33:360:33:39

-What on earth is that?

-What on earth IS that?

0:33:390:33:42

-Exactly.

-Is that a knocker?

-It is.

0:33:420:33:45

Well done. Yes, it is, it's a door knocker, but I love the style.

0:33:450:33:49

I didn't know whether it was part of an aeroplane, but I think it's a stylised whale.

0:33:490:33:54

Anything to do with boats and sailing, it's like horses or cars.

0:33:540:33:59

-People are really interested.

-I think it's a great little...

-You're telling me you bought this for £3?

0:33:590:34:05

-I gave them everything I had, Tim.

-I think he's very clever, our David, to find that.

0:34:050:34:10

Lovely. Quite what happens with it in the auction, I'm not too sure.

0:34:100:34:14

Right now, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about David's little knocker.

0:34:140:34:20

-There we go. This has come from our old knocker, David Harper.

-Has it really?

0:34:210:34:26

I mean, he's gone out and followed a traditional form here.

0:34:260:34:30

It's got a certain theme going. It's got this maritime interest with maybe a dolphin or whale.

0:34:300:34:35

You want to decipher how old it is. Has it any real age? Are we going back to an Art Deco knocker

0:34:350:34:41

off a nice old boat? I don't think we are.

0:34:410:34:44

I think we're going back to 1962 with not such a nice old knocker. What's it worth?

0:34:440:34:48

I think it's worth between £20 and £30 all day long.

0:34:480:34:52

Good for you, Charles, because David only had £3 to spend, so he did very well, didn't he?

0:34:520:34:58

Good for him. Yes, he has.

0:34:580:35:00

-OK, well, we look forward to this with great excitement.

-I can't wait.

-I can't wait.

0:35:000:35:05

300. 320. 350.

0:35:060:35:09

350. 380. Gone to the lady...

0:35:090:35:13

-How are you feeling, Soph?

-OK.

-Excited.

-Not nervous at all?

-No, no, positive.

0:35:130:35:18

-How can you not be positive, only having spent the 45?

-Exactly.

0:35:180:35:22

OK, girls, here we go with your grape scissors.

0:35:220:35:26

Plated grape nips or grape scissors. £10, I'll take.

0:35:260:35:30

-I'm out. £10.

-£10?

0:35:300:35:33

Wonderful style. £10 I'm bid. Do I see 12?

0:35:330:35:35

12. 15. 18. They're worth it.

0:35:350:35:38

20. 2. 5.

0:35:380:35:41

8. 30. 2.

0:35:410:35:44

5. 38, sir? Are you sure?

0:35:440:35:47

They're very stylish, definitely.

0:35:470:35:50

He's out. £35. I'll take 8 now for the very fine pair of nips.

0:35:500:35:54

-38?

-No, he says. You're in, sir, and we sell at £35.

0:35:540:36:00

All done to you, sir. Yours.

0:36:000:36:02

-£29 profit. Twenty-nine pounds profit!

-My age(!)

0:36:020:36:07

A very stylish Art Deco cafe au lait or for chocolate.

0:36:070:36:12

Do I see £20? It's very stylish.

0:36:120:36:15

20 I'm bid. I'll take 5 now.

0:36:150:36:17

Come on. 20 I'll take. 5 now do I see? 25.

0:36:170:36:20

-30, madam.

-Look out!

-One more?

0:36:200:36:23

35. 40?

0:36:230:36:25

-One more?

-Well done.

0:36:250:36:27

-But thank you...

-Good spot. You spotted that.

0:36:270:36:31

I'll take now 40. Going, going...

0:36:310:36:33

Sold.

0:36:330:36:35

Plus £11. You can't sniff at that.

0:36:350:36:37

-We've got a £40 profit.

-Yeah, 29, 39, you've got plus 40.

0:36:370:36:41

-Quite good...so far.

-This is my watch. Come on.

0:36:410:36:45

This wonderful Art Deco, chrome wris watch. Just look at it. Do I see £15

0:36:450:36:50

Start me at £10? I'm out, £10 I'm bid. Do I see 12?

0:36:500:36:54

It's a wonderful watch. It seems so inexpensive at £10.

0:36:540:36:58

It's a real bargain. 12. 15?

0:36:580:37:01

Fair warning, it's got to go.

0:37:010:37:04

Fair warning, the lady at £12. We say going, going...

0:37:040:37:09

..going, gone!

0:37:100:37:13

-It's gone.

-I can't believe that!

-He really tried.

-He tried.

0:37:130:37:16

He really tried. That's £12, minus 3, which means you're plus 37.

0:37:160:37:21

-What will you do about these salts? Park it or run with it?

-Up to you.

0:37:210:37:25

-If it goes against your grain...

-It's coming up now.

0:37:250:37:28

-You can feel it coming. Come on, make a decision.

-You pick!

0:37:280:37:32

-Come on!

-We'll go for it.

0:37:320:37:35

-Do you want to or not?

-You pick.

-What are you doing?

-We've got 30 seconds.

0:37:350:37:40

No, you've got two seconds!

0:37:400:37:42

-Come on, you say.

-I don't know. Mum, you pick.

0:37:420:37:46

-Quick!

-Quickly!

-Yeah, we'll go for it.

0:37:460:37:49

We are going with it. No more shilly-shallying. Here is the bonus buy. My gosh!

0:37:490:37:54

Plated salts, cast as mining dwarfs.

0:37:540:37:57

And I'm starting here at £110.

0:37:570:38:01

-That's something.

-Do I now, please, see 120?

0:38:010:38:05

I'll take 120. 130.

0:38:050:38:07

140.

0:38:070:38:09

-I'm out.

-Oh, no.

-140 I'm bid now.

0:38:090:38:12

Do I see, please, 150? Fair warning. I'll take 150.

0:38:120:38:16

At £140...

0:38:160:38:19

-Yours.

-That's 60.

0:38:190:38:22

37, that's minus 23.

0:38:220:38:24

Don't be glum. It could be a winning score.

0:38:240:38:28

You could be going home as victors. Just don't say a word to the Blues.

0:38:280:38:32

-Now, Nas, Afroz, have you been chatting to the Reds at all?

-No.

-No.

0:38:360:38:40

-You don't know how they got on.

-No.

-We don't want any of that.

0:38:400:38:44

First up is your threepenny bit bracelet and here it comes.

0:38:440:38:47

It's a very nice silver, threepenny bit bracelet. £10?

0:38:470:38:51

£10 I'm bid now. 12. 15. 18.

0:38:510:38:54

20, sir. 5?

0:38:540:38:56

-5.

-I love it.

-30.

-Yeah!

0:38:560:38:59

30. 5. 40.

0:38:590:39:02

Are you sure? All out...?

0:39:020:39:04

-Yours.

-22. That would be plus 22. That's pretty good.

0:39:040:39:07

-Paid 18, get £22 profit. That's very nice, Afroz.

-There we go.

-Now the old lamp.

0:39:070:39:14

We have got a most wonderful,

0:39:140:39:16

Victorian, telescopic, standard oil lamp.

0:39:160:39:19

And I'm bid here £50.

0:39:190:39:21

5. 60. 5. 70. 5. I'm out.

0:39:210:39:25

80. 5. 90.

0:39:250:39:27

-5. 100.

-It's beautiful.

0:39:270:39:30

110. 120. 130. 140.

0:39:300:39:33

-150.

-He's going on.

-160? You've come so far.

0:39:330:39:36

One for the road? 150 I'm bid.

0:39:360:39:39

-It's wonderful, a little jewel.

-Come on, Lord!

-I'll take 160.

0:39:390:39:42

-160. 170?

-Yes!

0:39:420:39:45

-Come on!

-He's out now. The lady, you're in.

0:39:450:39:48

At £160.

0:39:480:39:52

-Fair warning...

-And he's sold.

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-Oh, dear.

-Not as bad, Tim.

-Not as bad as it could have been.

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-It could have been worse. We're OK.

-We're all right.

-You're minus £90.

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-£22 from £90 is something like 68. Minus 68.

-Your maths is good.

-Here we go.

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Number 178 is an interesting, World War One, brass telescope.

0:40:070:40:12

I'm bid here £10. At £10. Bid 12. 15. 18, sir.

0:40:120:40:17

20. And 2. 5. Ma'am, are you sure? One more?

0:40:170:40:20

25 now? I'll take 5. Come on. At £22

0:40:200:40:23

I'll take 5 now. 5. 8.

0:40:230:40:26

-30?

-Yes.

-30.

-Yes.

0:40:260:40:28

2. 5. 8.

0:40:280:40:30

40. 5.

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-5. 50.

-50, look at that!

0:40:320:40:36

-55?

-Crikey!

-Are you sure? You've come so far, sir.

-Come on.

0:40:360:40:39

All done at £50. Going... 5.

0:40:390:40:42

60? Are you sure?

0:40:420:40:45

-Gosh!

-5, sir.

0:40:450:40:47

At £55... Out!

0:40:470:40:51

-That was good.

-Fabulous.

0:40:510:40:53

That is plus £26. I can't believe that!

0:40:530:40:56

-£26?!

-Are you allowed to high-five?

0:40:560:40:59

Yeah, I can high-five. I can high-five for Britain!

0:40:590:41:02

That is amazing.

0:41:020:41:04

Anyway, there we go. 26 off 68 is 2... I make that minus 42.

0:41:040:41:09

-Right, considering...

-Are you going to go with the knocker?

-I think so.

-I think so.

0:41:090:41:14

-We haven't got anything to lose. I love it.

-It's a no-brainer, this knocker, for £3.

-Yeah.

0:41:140:41:19

We're going with the bonus buy and here comes the old knocker.

0:41:190:41:23

There's our knocker and it's an Art Deco one. £20.

0:41:230:41:26

-Do I see 2 now? Come on. Look at it.

-Come on.

-It knocks the door.

0:41:260:41:31

20. I'll take 2 now. £20.

0:41:310:41:34

We say going, going...

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At 20 and it's gone.

0:41:360:41:39

Well, that's very good.

0:41:390:41:41

That, my darlings, is plus 17, which is really good.

0:41:410:41:45

-You are a star.

-Thank you.

-So that could be 20, in which case you'd be minus 22, but it's minus 25.

-Yes!

0:41:450:41:51

-Minus £25 could be a winning score today.

-It could be.

-The thing is, keep very, very quiet about this.

0:41:510:41:57

-We've had a jolly day today, haven't we?

-We have.

-I think it's been absolutely divine.

0:42:020:42:07

-I hope, at this point in the process, you haven't been chatting about the results.

-No, not at all.

0:42:070:42:13

There is only £2 between our winners and the runners-up today.

0:42:130:42:19

-I have to give the painful news to somebody and the runners-up today are the Blues.

-No!

-No!

0:42:190:42:25

-Yes, I mean, there is no justice to this, is there?

-No.

0:42:250:42:31

-That lamp really did for you.

-That damn lamp!

-We loved that lamp.

0:42:310:42:36

You would have been streets ahead were it not for that lamp.

0:42:360:42:39

-You've had a lot of fun?

-We've had great fun.

-You've been a very, very good team. Thank you.

-Thank YOU.

0:42:390:42:46

Excellent. The victors, sadly, aren't taking home any folding money,

0:42:460:42:50

but they've managed to win by only losing £23.

0:42:500:42:55

-You did have a punt though, didn't you?

-We did, yeah.

0:42:550:42:58

For these cheapskates to take on a £200 item as a bonus buy showed some bravery.

0:42:580:43:04

You can walk tall and be proud as a result of today's show.

0:43:040:43:08

-In fact, join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

-Yes!

0:43:080:43:13

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Tim Wonnacott and the Bargain Hunt crew are in Derby, where the red and blue teams attempt to find keenly priced antiques and collectables to sell at auction. Expertise is provided by Thomas Plant and David Harper, and Tim visits Holburne Museum in Bath.


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