Derby 31 Bargain Hunt


Derby 31

The antiques contest comes from Derby with experts Thomas Plant and David Harper. Plus Tim Wonnacott visits the Holburne Museum in Bath.


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Today, we're in Derby, a town given its city status by the Queen,

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at the time of her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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Today, our teams will be looking for a right royal gem,

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so let's go bargain hunting!

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Today we're at the Jaguar Antiques and Collectors Fair

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at The Roundhouse in Derby,

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which is a Grade II listed building.

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This is a new venue for us but there are 200 stalls,

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selling a wide range of collectables and antiques.

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But before the hunt starts, let me allow the crew to tell you

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what the rules are.

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The teams have to find three items, while I chase after them.

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I check the receipts to make sure they don't spend more than £300.

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And I've got the stopwatch, as the Reds and Blues only have an hour to make the deal.

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Today, our teams go for broke, trying to find that special item

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that could just save the day.

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Oh, I love that!

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It's a risk, you would be taking a risk.

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We are making a decision with our hearts and not our heads.

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And just how much of a gamble are they prepared to take?

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We could lose everything, we could lose £100.

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You could so easily lose the £100 but isn't that exciting?

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-Are you a gambler?

-No!

-Yes! You've got to be a gambler to make money.

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But first, let's go and meet our teams.

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Today on the show, for the Reds, we have friends and workmates.

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Deborah and Naomi, very nice to see you.

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-Hello.

-Hi, Tim.

-For the Blues, we have Sally and another Naomi!

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-Hello, Naomi. Hello, Sally.

-Hello.

-Hello.

-Mother and daughter,

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how lovely. Now, Deborah, where do you two work?

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We both work for the British Red Cross.

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-It says here you're a first responder.

-I am.

-What does that mean?

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Sounds like an amplifier in a piece of kit!

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I probably could, with my American lungs, I could shout out

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when there's an emergency.

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In the village I live in, which is very small and very remote,

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it could take a bit longer for an ambulance to get to us,

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so there's a small band of us that have little back-packs

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with defibrillators, oxygen, things like that.

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Just a little bit of Americano in there, not a heck of a lot

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-but still a little bit.

-Thank you! Usually people say, "You're so American still!"

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I'm like, "Not if you have me next to a regular American."

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Naomi, you have a lot of fun in your office, don't you?

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-Yes.

-Tell us about your wild swimming parties.

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I'm a founding member of SAS - Sheffield Adventure Swimmers

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and we like to drive out to the Peak District and jump in our nearest river or lake.

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We wear wetsuits, or the brave among us wear swimsuits.

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If ever you'd like to come and join us, Tim...

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So you like getting in any old kind of pond water, or...

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No, it's got to be, you know, a nice river, good, fresh water.

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A few days ago, I was swimming in the River Derwent, which runs through Chatsworth.

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Really? So a whole flotilla of you going up the River Derwent?

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-Yes, yes!

-When you do this in the morning, what do the old moo-cows think?

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They're having a nice old chew on the bank

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and suddenly, looking like seals in your rubber suits...

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Like seals, Tim? I think we look a bit more glamorous than that!

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So, you girls, what are your tactics going to be today?

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Haggle hard. Debs is a great haggler.

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-She's got that American charm.

-Some people call it "wearing people down!"

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-You're good at that though, are you?

-Yeah.

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And we want to buy nice things that we would want to have.

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-On the basis that your lovely taste that you have yourself will be reflected.

-We've got amazing taste!

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-Yeah, that's it.

-Yeah!

-And mo... And modesty...

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-That top quality!

-Well, good luck. We're going to have fun, I tell you.

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-Great. How are you both?

-Good, thank you.

-We're really good, thank you.

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Seems to me you've got some serious competition over here but your love of antiques runs in your family?

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My dad was an antiques dealer.

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Everything in our house was for sale when we were young.

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Everything had a price ticket on!

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So I got into going to auctions and things,

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and Naomi came along, obviously did the same with my children!

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Oh, brilliant. But you've got quite an eye for design, haven't you, Sal?

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Mainly textiles, curtains, the carpets, more interior design.

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-Interior design. Is that good fun?

-Brilliant, lovely.

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-Naomi, what do you do?

-I'm a restaurant manager, it's an Italian,

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it's quite a family-based restaurant which is good

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because it means we get lots of nice families in and parties, so it's good like that.

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It says here that you're a bit of a heroine.

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-Well...they do say that.

-Don't be modest, tell us about it.

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Well, I worked as an air hostess. We were just about to take off,

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everything was all fine, we'd done our checks. Next thing I know,

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this man's shouting, "Come here, come here! I need some help!"

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-I went over there.

-It's a crisis.

-His son was choking on a boiled sweet.

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So I was like, "What do I do? What do I do?"

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I ended up having to do the Heimlich manoeuvre on him.

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As I looked round, after it had all gone, the whole of the plane was silent,

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just staring at me.

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-The boy was absolutely fine.

-You saved the boy's life.

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He slept the whole way, completely unfazed by the whole thing.

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-Did they thank you?

-They thanked me, yes, which was really nice,

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and the captain thanked me as well, which was very nice.

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Anyway, it's a lovely story. Let's hope we don't have an incident like that anywhere today

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because we are very well-qualified today on this programme,

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if we have any sort of emergency.

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-Just goes to show why you need to learn first aid!

-It certainly does.

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Anyway, we've got the £300, the money moment, £300,

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

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And very, very, very good luck.

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I never liked boiled sweets, me.

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Guiding the Reds with his expertise is Thomas Plant.

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And making a fresh appearance for the Blues is David Harper.

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-You're North American, aren't you?

-Yes, I am.

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-So does that make you uber-competitive?

-Yes!

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-Really? Is that right?

-In everything that she does.

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My tactic is to find an old wooden trunk with an undiscovered Faberge egg inside.

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-What do you think of the chance here?

-Dream on!

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Dream on.

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-Are we going to absolutely beat eggs with a stick?

-Oh, yeah!

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OK, three, two, one! One hour now, go!

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All this egg talk is making me hungry,

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but it seems to have whipped the Reds into shape.

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They've spotted something already.

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I love this beautiful leaf bowl.

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-Isn't that beautiful, Debs?

-That is lovely.

-Do you like that?

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It looks quite new. Is there any age to that?

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It's not new at all.

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No, it's not new at all. It's by WMF.

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WMF is a manufacturer from Germany, from about the 1900s.

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And it stands for "Weimar Metallfabriken".

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Something like that.

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But it's in the art nouveau style, so early part of the 20th century.

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It is silver plate, it's not solid silver.

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And you can see a little calling to the art nouveau there.

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So I'm guessing it's in this lovely curve

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and maybe the grapes at the bottom there?

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Absolutely. And it's what we would call a sinuous stem.

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Oh. Will it matter that it's plated rather than solid silver?

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Will that affect it in the auction?

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"Woomf" as we call it in the business, WMF,

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normally...well, it's always going to be plated.

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-What did you like about it?

-I love anything inspired by nature.

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I just thought the leaf looked lovely, like it had fallen from a tree onto your table or something.

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That's exactly what they tried to incorporate

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when they were doing this, the art nouveau period.

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But Tom, have you seen the price? That dish is £85!

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It's quite a strong price for us to pay.

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I think we can look at 70 for you.

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-70.

-70. How much do you think that's going to fetch at auction?

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It's very difficult, because the thing is,

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WMF has slightly gone off the boil a little bit.

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So, Thomas, what do you think it is worth?

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I was more like thinking 50 but that's my opinion.

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I'll go to 60 and that gives me a very, very small profit.

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Very kind of you, very kind.

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Well, I think, as you're being so kind, we're going to take your kindness!

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-That's a very nice piece for £60.

-Yes, lovely.

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-And I can see some little bonbons in there.

-Let's get our next...

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-Second item!

-Let's go.

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Bonbons, yes, much nicer than boiled sweets.

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Well, the Reds have their first buy

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but the Blues aren't wasting any time.

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-Tell me why you like that.

-I like the shape of it.

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Yeah, it's really unusual, isn't it?

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I do actually quite like that.

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It is rather nice, isn't it? And why's it doing that?

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-It's to go on a boat, isn't it?

-It is, well done!

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-Yeah, I'm impressed!

-Where did that come from?

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It says, "French boat clock"!

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French boat clock. That is a real cool thing.

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That's really nice.

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So obviously, as the boat is moving around, hopefully the clock will stay in position.

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It's got an alarm on it as well.

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-1950s.

-1950s. But a good-looking thing.

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-I quite like it.

-It's really unusual as well, I really like it.

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It's got a real art deco feel to it.

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Yes, which we quite like, we like that look.

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-No, it is nice, I like it.

-Yes, really nice.

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Shall we ask the lady... What do we know about the clock?

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Well, it's made by Bayard, which is a very reputable French manufacturer.

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What do you think it would get at auction?

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I think...I think, to be cruel, it might be £20-40 in auction.

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So, depending on what we can get it for...

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Would you do it for 20?

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We're really looking for 35.

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-What about 33?

-Yes, you can have it for 33.

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-Thank you!

-Yay!

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-First purchase! Hey, this is very quick.

-Thank you.

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First stall and we're buying. Well done!

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Yup, well done indeed. Although I doubt that timepiece

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has ever seen a life on the ocean wave.

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However, if anyone does make a profit today,

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what better place to store wads of cash than in the pretty little purse the Reds have found.

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That's quite beautiful, isn't it?

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Why do you find it beautiful?

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I just love the design on it, it's kind of timeless.

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-Where do you think it's from?

-Ooh, France.

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-It's probably Indian, actually.

-Oh.

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No, it's probably made in the Far East,

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probably art deco, it is going to be 1920s, 1930s.

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-1920s evening bag.

-The thing is that birds are really in this season.

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-Are they? Are they now?

-And handbags fit everybody.

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I think 35 is a bit steep, my honest opinion.

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-Think about it.

-Weirdly, you two, you've got plenty of time!

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-OK.

-Haven't you?

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-Happy with that?

-Happy with that.

-Let's move on.

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Well actually, you've hit the 20-minute mark,

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so don't get left on the shelf, eh, Blues?

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-It's just a shelving unit, yeah?

-Yeah.

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-I just love it, it's just really different.

-Yep.

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Is it Chinese?

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I think it's positively Japanese, as opposed to Chinese.

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That little mark there, that little signature,

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is a Japanese signature, that's not Chinese script.

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And the decoration...

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-This raised decoration.

-It's so ornate.

-Yes.

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In enamel, with butterflies representing longevity, happiness.

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And there's an awful lot going on in Chinese and Japanese pieces.

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I like it.

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It's good quality, isn't it? Early 20th century, late 19th century.

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But...do you think there's going to be a market for it?

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That's a very, very good question. Very good,

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because the market for Japanese pieces is not like the market for Chinese pieces.

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Chinese items, some of them can absolutely rocket.

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But you do have that little bit of damage.

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That would put me off buying it, I think.

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It will put people off but I do think it's very, very good.

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And this gentleman here, he wants to give us such an unbelievable deal,

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we might collapse!

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MAN: 295.

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-Oh!

-It's too much.

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We need all the help we can get.

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The absolute best price on it would be 200.

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-200.

-Yeah.

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-If it was my money, I'd buy it.

-200, it worries me.

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I think that's it. We could lose everything, we could lose £100!

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You could so easily lose the £100 but isn't that exciting?

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-You could make 100! Are you a gambler?

-No!

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Yes! You've got to be a gambler to make money!

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Ah well, in for a penny, in for a pound, as they say.

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-It's so risky, it's unbelievable but it's so exciting.

-Such a risk,

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but it makes it more exciting.

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What are you going to do? Are you going to buy something ordinary, Doulton or ordinary silver

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and just make a £2, £5 profit?

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Or are you going to take something you could lose 100 or make 100?

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We're going to go for it.

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At the auction, I'll be saying to you two...

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Yes, you probably will.

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-But we're going to have a good day out.

-Done.

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Done? Yuppity doodah! Shake the man's hand and give him some money.

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Thank you so much.

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Girls, it's nice to see you're up for the challenge.

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I think our game plan has gone completely out of the window, to be honest!

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-But...

-We never planned to spend £200 on one item!

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..24 minutes in, two items and we've still got £67 left?

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I think that's brilliant!

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If it bombs at the auction, we're going to be in really deep trouble!

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Yes, David, it is a long shot

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but they may not be the only ones putting all their eggs in one basket.

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Time will tell.

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Oh! I love that. I tried to get one of these for my dad,

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he collects pocket watches.

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So this is a travel clock, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-That's gorgeous.

-And it's the Goliath size.

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-I love...

-So it's a big boy.

-I love that.

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What are you thinking, Thomas?

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The face has got to be perfect cos they always do crack.

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So the whole watch is silver plate. It's in its own travelling leather case here.

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Whether that's the original one is something one has to take a view on.

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This crown looks like the Rolex crown, to be honest with you.

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What's lovely... I'll just put that down. ..is this movement.

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-Ohh...

-That is nice. I don't think I've seen that before.

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What was your very best on that?

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I'll do 140. That's as far as I can go.

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It's a risk, you would be taking a risk.

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-I think the romantic, beautiful...

-OK.

-..and I'd love to tell my dad

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I bought a travel pocket watch and we sold it in an auction!

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-Oh, Debs!

-Is that OK?

-Yeah, go for it!

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-Thank you!

-Hang on, you've just let her walk all over you!

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Because of the emotion of it!

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But...we are making a decision with our hearts and not our heads.

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You are making that decision, so right, you're making that decision!

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There's no business element to this decision, is there?

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MAN: Twist my arm!

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MAN: 120!

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120! Oh, come on!

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-OK then.

-Oh, thank you!

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I really want that, I love it!

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I'm telling you, we are going to make money on that.

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I can feel it in my bones.

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Naomi, I don't think you had a choice, really.

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With both teams living on the edge, this could get quite painful.

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-Now then...

-Is it a musical box?

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Ooh no! It's so not musical.

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The only noise... It could create a noise, this,

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but it wouldn't be a noise you'd want to hear.

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So just imagine that we're on a ship in the 19th century.

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You're a pair of sailors - good-looking ones, I've got to admit!

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You're feeling a bit peaky, yep? You're under the weather.

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I am the ship's surgeon.

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I will come to you, to visit you,

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and I will say, "You need to lose a bit of blood."

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In those days, we thought by letting blood,

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we'd relieve pressure on the heart, we'd relieve fever.

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So you load it, you would place it onto a vein, over a vein, yeah?

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-And you'd shoot it, bang.

-Goodness.

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You didn't see what happened there. If you just look, very carefully...

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Can you see those blades?

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-Weird.

-How much do you think it is?

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What's the best on that one?

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-WOMAN: 130.

-130.

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-Oh...

-We can't do it anyway.

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-No. We've spent all our money!

-Amazing. Thanks anyway.

-Thank you!

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Something less piercing, perhaps.

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But stay sharp, teams, you've only got 20 minutes left.

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-That is gorgeous!

-I love that.

-Iridescent.

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-Can I have a...

-Oh, I love that.

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Oh dear, hold on. Debs is going gooey again!

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Uh-oh, Debs has got that look in her eye!

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-Calm down!

-What substance do you think this is?

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-I'm thinking mother-of-pearl?

-You're quite right, mother-of-pearl.

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-This is a little silver bit here.

-And that's...

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-Oh!

-Oh, cute!

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-That is sweet.

-That is precious.

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-You like that?

-I love that.

-I do like that.

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I love that. That's in really good condition on the inside.

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-How old is that?

-Again, Edwardian.

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A little silver cartouche. That's what we call a cartouche,

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-without any engravings in there.

-That's good. So could somebody get it engraved, if they wanted to?

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-Could get it engraved. And a silk interior.

-Do you like it?

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I do love it, I think it's beautiful.

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What's your very best on this?

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-25.

-£25.

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I think, let's go for it. 25 is a good price.

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-I think it is.

-This is our first consensus item!

-We've agreed!

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-Absolutely!

-I think we'll have it.

-Great.

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TIM WHISTLES

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That's got those two sorted.

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Blues, there are only ten minutes to go so don't buckle under the pressure!

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-Oh, these, definitely.

-OK, let's have a look.

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-They're shoe buckles, aren't they?

-Well done, yes.

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-Really nice.

-Two of them, is there two?

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-They're really different, aren't they?

-Sally, what are you thinking?

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I think they're quite nice. You could make them into brooches

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or you could actually use them as shoe buckles.

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That would be jazzy, wouldn't it? Would you wear them as shoe buckles?

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I might do, if I was having a jazzy moment!

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-Are they Victorian?

-They look even earlier to me. What do you think?

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-Are they 19th century?

-I think so, yes.

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-And...and no hallmarks.

-They're not marked so they're sold as white metal.

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-When something's not hallmarked...

-Is that a problem?

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..put it into auction, it's always described as white metal.

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They could be silver but the auctioneer won't put his neck on the line and say they're silver.

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What kind of money are they, to us?

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I've got 38 on them.

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-Would you do them for 25?

-I can't really come down to 25.

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-I'll do 28.

-Would you?

-28.

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That's leaving me quite a bit, in actual fact, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-It's up to you.

-Yes, I think so.

-Done.

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-I think you've got a very good chance of making a good profit on those buckles.

-Fab.

-Do you?

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-I really do. Are we done?

-Done.

-Done.

-Done deal.

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Thank you very much indeed. Thank you.

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That's it, time's up. The teams have spent their money

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and taken their chances.

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Let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought, eh?

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The team fell for the sinuous beauty of this art nouveau dish,

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but knocked the price down to £60.

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Next up was the Goliath fob watch and case.

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A time bomb at £120, perchance?

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Finally, the Edwardian silver-plated and mother-of-pearl purse,

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a gift at just £25. Maybe...

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Well, this is fun, isn't it?

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I mean, didn't they do well? Do well, do well. What was your total?

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-We spent £205.

-That is such a mature amount of money.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you!

-£95, is that what you're clutching there?

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-Yes, that's what I'm clutching here.

-I'm going to re-clutch it, thank you very much.

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-Which is your favourite piece?

-Mine is the mother-of-pearl purse

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-that we bought last. Beautiful.

-That's your favourite.

-Yes.

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-Do you go along with that?

-My favourite, I'm sticking with my travel clock, pocket watch

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-which is, I think, fantastic.

-Is that going to be a winner?

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Is that going to make you the most profit?

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I think so but I am in a bit of a minority there.

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A minority of one! Well, there you go, Tom.

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-I think another quality item for you two.

-Yes, absolutely.

-Yes, please!

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Well, Tom, you're our number-one man for finding quality.

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

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Sally and Naomi stepped back in time with this art deco jobby.

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£33 paid.

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They made a daring nod to the East

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with this Japanese hardwood wall shelf, at a whopping £200.

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And finally, these dandy 19th-century shoe buckles

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tickled their fancy at £28.

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Well, buckle my shoe.

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Aren't they cool, these girls, David?

0:20:240:20:26

-Professionals.

-Amazing.

-Yes.

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So which is your favourite piece?

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-I quite like the clock.

-Yes.

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And I like the buckles. I like the shelf but it worries me!

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-Naomi, what do you think?

-I like the shelf. We're going to go for it,

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-and that will be our winner.

-And you finished up spending how much?

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-261.

-261, I'd like £39 of leftover lolly, please.

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Who's got that?

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Ma's got the housekeeping, very nice. Thank you.

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Straight across to David Harper. Any idea what you're going to spend it on?

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Oh, maybe something medical and painful, girls?

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-Oh no!

-You like that sort of thing.

-No way!

-No.

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-You never know.

-He's such a tease, isn't he?

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Anyway, go and take a tablet, girls!

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Meanwhile, we're heading off to Bath.

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Not to take the waters, but to take in a museum or two.

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Prominently positioned at the head of Great Pulteney Street in Bath

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sits the Holburne Museum.

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It was the private collection of Sir Thomas William Holburne

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that formed the nucleus of this museum.

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Sir William's purchases were intended for his Bath townhouse,

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where literally every single surface was covered,

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every nook and cranny filled with the thousands of items

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that were in his collection.

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Sir William assembled a varied selection of delights.

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Some of the most interesting are to be found in his collection of miniature objects.

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That's what I've come to see today.

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When I say miniature,

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most of us tend to think about things that look like this -

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a miniature image, painted on ivory,

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providing a record of somebody's features

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before the advent of photography.

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Indeed, this portrait miniature is of Sir Thomas William Holburne.

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It says on the back, "Painted by Jagger of Bath in the year 1827.

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"Price 30 guineas."

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That is a considerable amount of money to pay

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for a miniature at that period.

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It shows Sir William looking his most cherubic.

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He was indeed a dandy. He's got a black cravat

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and an extremely neatly fitted green coat.

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The whole composition is designed to show his facial features

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as it stands out so brilliantly from the darkish background.

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Who knows? Perhaps Sir William was interested in miniatures

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because he'd run out of space in his collection.

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For those who set out on their Grand Tour of Europe,

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particularly Italy in the 18th and 19th century,

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they were almost bound to buy a little piece of pietra dura.

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The important thing being the fineness of the little chips of stone

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that go to make up the picture.

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If I put my glass on this, you can see literally thousands

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of little chips of glass and stone that go to make up the picture

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of Pliny's doves from Rome.

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The plaque is mounted on the top of a stone and gold box

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that would have been used for snuff.

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But one of the most spectacular, and probably locally made, objects

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in Sir William's collection of miniatures is this small frame.

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It's a scene that's entitled "Garlanding The Herm",

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the herm being a piece of garden statuary.

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He's the bloke in the middle.

0:24:030:24:06

The two stark naked girls are putting garlands of flowers

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around his neck.

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And then consider that this is made out of carved ivory.

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The wafers of ivory are then set in an ingenious way

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that trick your eye into seeing what you think is some depth of field,

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or perspective. And the craftsmen that created this

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were Stephany and Dresch, two characters who were recorded as working in Bath

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between about 1792 and 1798.

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But the big question today is, will our teams be capable of carving out

0:24:410:24:46

any more than a miniature profit over at the auction?

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Now, we all got used to Charles Hanson's sales being down the road in the pub,

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but now, they're in your new saleroom, aren't they?

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-Etwall, four or five miles out of Derby.

-It is.

0:25:030:25:07

Well, it's great to be here, Charles.

0:25:070:25:09

Now, Deb and Naomi, their first item is the WMF leaf-form dish.

0:25:090:25:15

-Pretty standard item, isn't it?

-Yes, Tim. It's almost 30 years too late.

0:25:150:25:18

We think back to the great early 20th century for WMF's art nouveau production,

0:25:180:25:24

this has that loose nouveau feel but on those fairly heavy bun feet,

0:25:240:25:28

it's probably 1950s.

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-How much?

-Guide price between £30 and £40.

0:25:300:25:34

Oh dear, they paid 60. Too much. Now, we've got the eight-day watch,

0:25:340:25:38

in what is a slightly dodgy-looking case. How do you rate that case?

0:25:380:25:42

This morocco case is obviously carrying a Rolex mark,

0:25:420:25:46

and obviously, Rolex, over the years, have altered their crown mark slightly.

0:25:460:25:50

I can't be sure if it is a Rolex case but it doesn't really matter

0:25:500:25:53

because the actual Goliath pocket watch inside isn't.

0:25:530:25:57

-No.

-Probably again, 1900 and period.

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I mean, what you want is a Rolex movement inside a Rolex case, don't you?

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Course you do, Tim.

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If you haven't got that, you've just got the Rolex case,

0:26:040:26:07

-it's a bit of a how's-your-father.

-Half-deal.

0:26:070:26:09

It's in quite good condition, it's a pretty timepiece

0:26:090:26:11

which still a collector today would probably race away

0:26:110:26:15

-and make between £50 and £70.

-They paid 120, they paid too much.

0:26:150:26:18

That's two too muches.

0:26:180:26:20

What about this mother-of-pearl and silver-mounted purse?

0:26:200:26:24

-Isn't it sweet, Tim?

-It is, but is it just a bit of clutter?

0:26:240:26:28

-I think it's a wonderful love token.

-Do you?

-Oh, I do.

0:26:280:26:31

-You're so romantic, Charles!

-If a gent's out there,

0:26:310:26:34

wanting to buy a wonderful purse for his wonderful lady...

0:26:340:26:36

-What's she going to do with it?

-You can put the odd sovereign in there.

0:26:360:26:40

How many young people do you go out with, with sovereigns in their palm?

0:26:400:26:45

-Maybe Charles!

-Maybe a sixpence.

0:26:450:26:47

-10p!

-Absolutely.

-Right then, Charles, how much?

0:26:470:26:51

I think it will do very well, Tim, I think it'll make between £30 and £40.

0:26:510:26:54

That's lovely. Thank goodness you're predicting a profit on one item,

0:26:540:26:57

they only paid £25. So we have two unprofitable ones,

0:26:570:27:00

one vaguely profitable one, which may not be enough, in which case

0:27:000:27:03

they're going to need their bonus buy, let's have a look at it!

0:27:030:27:05

Now, Debs, Naomi, how are you feeling?

0:27:060:27:09

-Nervous!

-This is not the nervy moment, this is the easy bit.

-Calm, then!

0:27:090:27:14

Calm. £205, you spent. And you gave the boy £95.

0:27:140:27:20

-Thomas, what did you spend it on?

-Well, I said I'd buy quality.

0:27:200:27:23

And I bought you a very fine little ladies' or gentlemen's travelling penknife

0:27:230:27:31

for one's fruit. And even better, it's by Asprey.

0:27:310:27:35

We're not talking regional department store,

0:27:350:27:39

we're talking Asprey, the Bond Street retailer.

0:27:390:27:43

-This is what everybody wants.

-Tom, you're getting scary.

0:27:430:27:46

-Sorry!

-You're frightening them.

0:27:460:27:48

-You've sold it to me!

-But it is quality.

0:27:480:27:51

-Forget any of the other houses you've heard of.

-These are gold?

0:27:510:27:54

-Gold-plated.

-Are you building us up to say you've spent the whole £95?

0:27:540:27:59

-No. It's sumptuous, I spent £70...

-That's great.

0:27:590:28:05

..on a very fine... Oh, it's got two blades.

0:28:050:28:08

Careful you don't cut yourself, Debs.

0:28:080:28:10

-That is lovely.

-I think it's beautiful and I would buy that.

0:28:100:28:13

-Really nice.

-How did you know that, Tom? You're so clever.

0:28:130:28:17

Well, you know, these girls, such quality with them.

0:28:170:28:20

How much do you think that's going to make us at auction?

0:28:200:28:23

-Good on you, Naomi.

-It's a small profit, I have to say,

0:28:230:28:26

of about £10. It could fly but 80-100 is what I'd put it in at,

0:28:260:28:31

-just because of the name.

-It depends how desperate you are.

0:28:310:28:35

You may not be desperate at all.

0:28:350:28:37

-We think we probably will be!

-You're that confident!

0:28:370:28:41

This could save us, could get a bidding war.

0:28:410:28:42

That's the attitude to take.

0:28:420:28:44

Right now though, for the audience at home,

0:28:440:28:46

let's check out what the auctioneer thinks about Tom's little knife.

0:28:460:28:50

Now, Charles, don't you go slitting your wrists before the auction.

0:28:500:28:53

-Life's too short.

-In despair!

-I think it's a wonderful thing.

0:28:530:28:56

I think it's got that great name, Asprey.

0:28:560:28:58

Ivory-cased and then obviously you've got the gold-plated mounting.

0:28:580:29:03

It could even be 1920s, 30s. It's Asprey, a wonderful name going back

0:29:030:29:06

to 1781, but this is more like 1920s, I'd have thought. A bit exotic.

0:29:060:29:11

-How much?

-Between £40 and £60.

-Gosh.

-But it has got some mileage.

0:29:110:29:17

Thomas has paid 70, so you're going to have to canter at it, Charles.

0:29:170:29:21

I'm being quite cautious, I'm that sort of person.

0:29:210:29:24

That's it now for the Reds.

0:29:240:29:26

-Yes.

-Next for the Blues is this so-called boat clock.

0:29:260:29:29

This is no boat clock. That sat between two single beds

0:29:290:29:35

and when madam wanted to see what the time was,

0:29:350:29:38

she pressed it like that, looked at the things in the middle of the night.

0:29:380:29:41

And when her old man, the other side of the crack, wanted to have a look,

0:29:410:29:44

he pressed it like that and had a look. It's nothing to do with a boat. The fact it's an alarm clock

0:29:440:29:49

is the secret to the whole thing really.

0:29:490:29:51

And you'd be checking the time perhaps in the night,

0:29:510:29:54

so that's why it's in that novel thing.

0:29:540:29:56

I think it's beautifully made, I have to say.

0:29:560:29:58

-I'd put it in with a guide price of between £20 and £30.

-Very sensible.

0:29:580:30:02

They paid 33, but if somebody picks up on it that it is quite an unusual jobby,

0:30:020:30:06

you might just get there.

0:30:060:30:08

This is vaguely typical, speculative Oriental-looking object,

0:30:080:30:12

this bracket, isn't it?

0:30:120:30:13

The market today, it's so buoyant for all things Eastern.

0:30:130:30:17

-Cos this is Japanese, isn't it?

-It is, it's Japanese Shibayama,

0:30:170:30:21

because we have the inlay of the mother-of-pearl

0:30:210:30:24

into this hardwood shelf stand.

0:30:240:30:27

And it's probably Meiji period. M-E-I-J-I.

0:30:270:30:31

-I know the one.

-1868-1912. I think it's decorative.

0:30:310:30:36

-It's circa 1890, 1900.

-I quite agree, what's it worth?

0:30:360:30:40

We've got some minor... A bit of gilding wear and damage,

0:30:400:30:43

only very minor, it will do very well, Tim.

0:30:430:30:46

-I can see it making up to £100.

-Is that all?

0:30:460:30:48

-Well, it might make a bit more.

-OK. They paid 200.

0:30:480:30:52

-Let's cross our legs, shall we?

-We will do, Tim.

0:30:520:30:56

Cross everything else! Now, what about the buckles?

0:30:560:30:58

I think they're quite sweet buckles, because I enjoy wearing shoes,

0:30:580:31:02

and one looks at buckles, I think it's a wonderful send-off

0:31:020:31:06

for a man's attire.

0:31:060:31:07

These buckles are probably 1820, 1830 in date.

0:31:070:31:11

-You wouldn't buy them and put them on your shoes, would you?

-I would!

0:31:110:31:14

-Wouldn't you?

-No!

-Yes, you would.

0:31:140:31:16

-I definitely wouldn't. Why not?

-I've never bought a buckle

0:31:160:31:19

and put it on my shoes in all my life.

0:31:190:31:22

Delightful buckles, they'd be great!

0:31:220:31:24

I'm seeing a completely different side to you, Charles!

0:31:240:31:26

-I had no idea you were into this sartorial lark.

-No, I think...

0:31:260:31:30

I know you're a sharp dresser and all the rest of it...

0:31:300:31:33

Tim, I'm no dandy but I think buckles have a certain style about them.

0:31:330:31:37

Being that enthusiastic about them means they're probably worth a great deal of money, right?

0:31:370:31:42

I've been quite mean in my guide, meaning between 20 and 30.

0:31:420:31:46

-Well, they paid £28.

-OK.

-After all that then,

0:31:460:31:49

they stand a good chance of getting there,

0:31:490:31:51

-that's what we're saying?

-I think so, Tim.

-Lovely.

0:31:510:31:53

Overall it doesn't look too bad.

0:31:530:31:55

I think they won't need their bonus buy but let's look at it anyway.

0:31:550:31:58

-Tell me, Sal, how are you feeling?

-Excited, yeah.

0:31:590:32:02

The auction's just around the corner. Do you get the flutters?

0:32:020:32:05

-Yeah, it's quite a buzz, I'm loving it.

-Ooh, are you? That's good.

0:32:050:32:08

The big thing is, are you going to love David Harper's bonus buy?

0:32:080:32:11

You gave him £39, he's been out, so let's see what David's bought.

0:32:110:32:17

OK. Sal, will you reveal?

0:32:170:32:19

-Yes.

-I did say something medical and painful.

0:32:190:32:23

-I've gone with medieval and painful!

-Gosh!

0:32:230:32:27

They're magnificent! Have a grab of that.

0:32:270:32:31

-What is it?

-It's a mace, it's a medieval mace.

0:32:310:32:34

It wasn't made in the medieval period!

0:32:340:32:36

It's a medieval-style mace.

0:32:360:32:38

-But what a piece of kit!

-Is it something to do with the theatre,

0:32:380:32:41

do you think? Some Shakespearean production.

0:32:410:32:43

Possibly, or maybe a re-enactment group

0:32:430:32:45

-or just in a pub.

-How much was it? Come on!

0:32:450:32:48

-First of all, are you impressed with it?

-Impressed but a bit scared!

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-Yes, you look a bit worried!

-Unexpected!

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-It was unexpected for me.

-Unexpected all round!

0:32:560:32:59

-What do you think, Sal?

-Somebody would probably pay a fiver for it.

0:32:590:33:02

I'm horrified and devastated.

0:33:020:33:05

It was 20 quid and probably the best 20 quid I've spent all day.

0:33:050:33:08

-Ask him how much it's going to make.

-Oh, don't.

0:33:080:33:11

-Come on, how much?

-I don't know.

-We need to know these things.

0:33:110:33:15

Come on, it could make a tenner, it could make 50 quid.

0:33:150:33:18

You don't have to decide until after the sale of your first three items,

0:33:180:33:21

but for the audience at home, let's find out what Charles Hanson...makes of it all.

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OK, Charles, now for something completely different.

0:33:280:33:30

-Yes.

-Sadly not made in the medieval era, but made in the 20th century,

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-cos they're reproductions.

-They are.

-What's all this frilly business?

0:33:350:33:40

This hasn't a flange on. If it had a flange on,

0:33:400:33:42

you would sort of do this, whip it round your head

0:33:420:33:45

and I'd strike you. Obviously, the force of these heavy balls

0:33:450:33:48

would cause you injury and if there's a flange on,

0:33:480:33:51

in the Middle Age, it would have ripped your arm off as well.

0:33:510:33:54

Oh, lovely! Anyway, it's not come out of a dungeon,

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-it's come out of a modern catalogue.

-Yes.

0:33:580:34:00

This is something that Mr Harper thinks is a suitable object as a bonus buy.

0:34:000:34:05

-They might make between £20 and £30.

-Yes, all right, lovely.

0:34:050:34:08

That's £20 to £30 worth there which is lovely

0:34:080:34:12

-cos the Harper paid £20.

-Good.

0:34:120:34:15

The cunning monkey may have paid the right price and who knows what will happen in the saleroom.

0:34:150:34:19

The only thing we can ask from you now is a well-conducted sale,

0:34:190:34:22

-which we always get here.

-I hope so, Tim, God willing.

-God willing.

0:34:220:34:25

How excited are you, on an excited scale?

0:34:320:34:35

-Oh, off the scale, Tim.

-Above ten?

0:34:350:34:37

-Definitely above ten.

-What about you?

0:34:370:34:39

-I'm an American so I'm about 150.

-That's OK then.

0:34:390:34:42

If the worst comes to the worst, you've got the penknife to fall back on.

0:34:420:34:45

The first item is the WMF leaf-form dish, and here it comes.

0:34:450:34:50

WMF, a plated leaf dish, with a sinuous, organic, free-flowing

0:34:500:34:56

veiny design on its leaf.

0:34:560:34:58

-He's talking it up!

-Certainly is.

0:34:580:35:00

Bid's here, 25, 30. 35, 40, I'll take 2 now.

0:35:000:35:05

-42, 5...

-Go, Hanson!

0:35:050:35:09

I look for 50 now.

0:35:090:35:10

50, 5, 50, I'll take five, sir, one more, I'll take...

0:35:100:35:14

say, if it helps you, 2. 2, 5...

0:35:140:35:16

Oh, he's off again. Good old Charles! He is a lovely man.

0:35:160:35:21

One for the road, sir, 60 I'll take. 60.

0:35:210:35:24

5, no, he says. 60, I'll take 5.

0:35:240:35:27

Calm down!

0:35:270:35:30

At £60, fair warning.

0:35:300:35:32

-Wiped its face, marvellous.

-I'm sorry, I'm sorry!

0:35:320:35:37

-No profit, but still.

-Now the Goliath watch.

0:35:370:35:39

Interesting, eight-day, open-face Goliath silver-plated fob watch.

0:35:390:35:44

And I've got two bids here, £35, 45, 55,

0:35:440:35:49

65, 70. I'm out. 70, I'll take 5.

0:35:490:35:54

It could be worse.

0:35:540:35:55

Interesting watch. 70, I'll take 5 now,

0:35:550:35:57

one more do I see? 70, I'll take 5.

0:35:570:36:00

-I don't like that look of this, girls.

-That's pretty grim.

0:36:000:36:04

We're going.

0:36:040:36:05

-Sorry about that, Debs.

-Do not blame me!

0:36:050:36:09

What do you mean, do not blame you?!

0:36:090:36:11

-You're the only one...

-Minus 50, girls, let's not fall out.

0:36:110:36:14

Minus 50. You could get it all back with this purse.

0:36:140:36:19

-Absolutely. Come on.

-It was worth it for the look on your face!

0:36:190:36:21

Silver-plated, mother-of-pearl purse.

0:36:210:36:22

It's a wonderful love token for a loved one, I'm sure.

0:36:220:36:25

£15, it's a wonderful thing.

0:36:250:36:28

18, 22, 5, 8, I'm out.

0:36:280:36:32

-28...

-You're in profit.

-I look for 30 now. 29 bid, do I see 30?

0:36:320:36:37

-Come on!

-Come on.

0:36:370:36:39

Going, going, gone to you, sir.

0:36:390:36:42

So, you made £3 on that, that's excellent, which means overall,

0:36:420:36:46

you are minus £47.

0:36:460:36:49

-That could be a winning score, couldn't it, Tim?

-It could.

0:36:490:36:51

-But are you going to go with the bonus buy?

-Yes!

-Gosh, yes!

0:36:510:36:55

-Why? You're going to go for it?

-Yeah, we're doing it!

0:36:550:36:59

-I love that knife.

-Positive?

-We play to win.

0:36:590:37:00

We're going with the bonus buy, here it comes.

0:37:000:37:03

This art deco ivory and gold-plated... I'm only bid £25.

0:37:030:37:08

It's Asprey. I'll take 8 now.

0:37:080:37:11

-Uh-oh.

-8, 30 and 2.

0:37:110:37:13

5, 8, I'm with 40 and 2.

0:37:130:37:15

-I'm out.

-Uh-oh.

-At £42 now,

0:37:150:37:19

I'll take 5, 48? 48, 50.

0:37:190:37:22

2! Fair warning to you, sir, at 50.

0:37:220:37:27

-Minus 20, minus £20.

-So there you are.

0:37:270:37:31

So, overall, you're minus 67.

0:37:310:37:34

-Well.

-Which is...

-Respectable!

0:37:340:37:36

..perhaps today, a winning score!

0:37:360:37:38

-Anyway, don't say a thing to the Blues, all right?

-OK.

-No.

0:37:390:37:42

-Great team.

-For once.

0:37:420:37:43

Sally, Naomi, have you been talking to the Reds?

0:37:510:37:54

No, not at all, it's been tempting.

0:37:540:37:56

It's been tempting. You saw them, did they look comfortable?

0:37:560:37:59

-Uncomfortable?

-They gave us a big thumbs-up!

0:37:590:38:01

-Did they? Ah...

-I've seen it all before, Tim.

0:38:010:38:05

The big thing is, nobody knows what's going to happen at this point,

0:38:050:38:10

-which is what makes it so much fun.

-Absolutely.

-Excellent.

0:38:100:38:12

-Bring it on!

-Bring it on. The first lot, then, is the deco-style ship ornament, and here it comes.

0:38:120:38:19

A very fine French art deco bedside clock.

0:38:190:38:23

Stamped Bayard, circa 1950s and I'm bid £10.

0:38:230:38:28

£10, 15, 18.

0:38:280:38:31

I'm out, £18.

0:38:310:38:33

-Come on.

-20, 20, 20...

0:38:330:38:36

£18, 20 I'll take now. Look at it. One more do I see? All done.

0:38:360:38:41

-£18, we're going at £18.

-Not good, is it?

0:38:410:38:44

Fair warning. We're going, going, gone.

0:38:440:38:47

-Minus 15, bad luck, team.

-Shame.

0:38:470:38:52

-Now, Oriental shelf.

-Just a blip.

0:38:520:38:55

Japanese hardwood, Shibayama decorated, two-tiered

0:38:550:38:59

hanging wall shelf, 25, 35, 40, I'll take 5 now.

0:38:590:39:06

40, I'll take 5, come on.

0:39:060:39:07

Not looking good.

0:39:070:39:08

55, 65, one more...

0:39:080:39:12

5, I've got you, 5, I'll take now 70,

0:39:120:39:15

or we sell, make no mistake. I'm out, you're in.

0:39:150:39:19

-Oh...

-That's not good, is it? I'm sorry about that.

0:39:200:39:24

-That is a massive loss.

-I don't think we can come back from that.

0:39:240:39:28

That is minus 135.

0:39:280:39:29

-Overall, you're minus 150.

-Right.

0:39:290:39:33

Now, the buckles.

0:39:330:39:35

Nice buckles, I like them. They are circa 1820, 1830.

0:39:350:39:40

And they maybe belonged to a dandy.

0:39:400:39:42

I'm only bid £20,

0:39:420:39:45

for a piece of Regency social history, where they walked.

0:39:450:39:49

20, I'll take 2 now, 25, 8, one more or are we out, sir? Are you sure?

0:39:490:39:54

For a fine pair of buckles, come on.

0:39:540:39:56

For a fine pair of buckles. Fair warning, we'll go on commission.

0:39:560:40:00

-I can't watch any more!

-One more, sir? No, he says.

0:40:000:40:02

-We sell at £25...

-He's going to sell them, look out.

0:40:020:40:06

..on commission. Fair warning. Gone!

0:40:060:40:09

-Oh no!

-Minus £3. So overall, you are minus 153

0:40:090:40:12

-which doesn't sound too bad when you say it quickly!

-Sounds all right.

0:40:120:40:15

Are you going to go with the medieval thwacker?

0:40:150:40:18

Oh yeah, we've got nothing to lose. I think we've got to.

0:40:180:40:22

-Just go.

-Just go with it.

-Go with the flow.

-Go on.

0:40:220:40:25

Well, we're going with the weapon then, here it comes.

0:40:250:40:28

There we are... CROWD LAUGHS

0:40:280:40:31

It's a reproduction, cast-metal, medieval or Middle-Aged style mace.

0:40:310:40:37

We like it for its novelty appearance and I'm bid nothing.

0:40:370:40:42

Oh, for goodness' sake!

0:40:420:40:44

Do I see £10? Sir, you have great taste, £10.

0:40:440:40:48

I'll take now 12, at £10, I'll take 12 now, come on.

0:40:480:40:52

-He's done well to get £10.

-He's trying hard.

-He's doing well.

0:40:520:40:57

£10 I'm bid, one more do I see now?

0:40:570:40:59

-It's got to go.

-No, no, no.

0:40:590:41:02

15, 18...

0:41:020:41:04

-Yes!

-Yes!

0:41:040:41:05

No more, he says, at £15. At £15, we'll sell it.

0:41:050:41:09

Fair warning to you, sir. All out at £15!

0:41:090:41:15

It's going...

0:41:150:41:16

-Well, it's worth that for the entertainment.

-Yes.

0:41:160:41:19

And to be honest, I never thought you'd get 15 for that.

0:41:190:41:22

I hope it'll make somebody very, very happy.

0:41:250:41:27

-I'm sure it will.

-Anyway, there we go, it is minus 158,

0:41:270:41:31

is your grand total.

0:41:310:41:33

That might be a winning score, don't say a word to the Reds.

0:41:330:41:36

-Keep it quiet.

-All will be revealed in a moment, thank you.

0:41:360:41:39

-Keep it quiet.

-Well done, you two.

0:41:390:41:41

Well, some days it's good days, and some days it's bad days.

0:41:480:41:52

I'm afraid for both our teams today, today is a very, very bad day!

0:41:520:41:57

Well, I've given you a hint, it's been an appalling day all round

0:41:570:42:00

but for one team, it's been particularly appalling.

0:42:000:42:02

It's been nearly as appalling as I can possibly remember,

0:42:020:42:05

And that team is the Re... Blues!

0:42:050:42:07

Yes, Blues, it's you. Minus £158.

0:42:100:42:14

Largely contributed by the Oriental bracket.

0:42:150:42:18

Don't look... I can feel the burning eyes!

0:42:180:42:21

I'm not looking at you! I'm looking at the camera.

0:42:210:42:24

Anyway, there we go. To lose £135 on one object is a fairly big old strike to recover from.

0:42:240:42:30

I'm amazed you didn't.

0:42:300:42:32

But there it is, and I hope you had a good time.

0:42:320:42:35

-Lovely.

-You're so good!

0:42:350:42:38

-Such a liar!

-You're so good. Anyway, there we go.

0:42:380:42:41

It's been great, lovely to see you.

0:42:410:42:44

But the victors today, who've managed to win by only losing £67...

0:42:440:42:47

-THEY CHEER

-Still a victory, Tim!

0:42:470:42:51

They've got nothing to crow about.

0:42:510:42:53

They made a profit of £3

0:42:530:42:54

on Tom's purse, and that was about it, really.

0:42:540:43:00

So let's not bang on.

0:43:000:43:01

Minus £67 is not so bad, considering everything else!

0:43:010:43:05

It's been great fun though, so join us soon

0:43:060:43:08

-for some more bargain hunting, yes?

-ALL: Yes.

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The Bargain Hunt crew are in Derby today, where the contestants compete to find antiques and collectables that will make a profit at auction. Thomas Plant and David Harper dazzle us with their expertise while Tim Wonnacott visits the Holburne Museum in Bath.


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