Newark 4 Bargain Hunt


Newark 4

The antiques contest comes from the Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair. Anita Manning and David Barby are the experts, and Tim Wonnacott visits Bowhill House in Scotland.


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Today we're in Newark, through which runs the Fosse Way,

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a Roman road remarkable for the straight route it takes through England.

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Our teams today are hoping for a straight route -

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a straight route to auction victory!

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So - let's go bargain hunting. Yeah!

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Yes, we're at the Newark International Antiques and Collectors' Fair.

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But the big question today is, will our teams take the correct path

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and choose wisely,

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or will they get lost amongst these thousands of stalls?

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Let's find out, shall we?

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Coming up, the Blues persuade one stallholder to get down to business.

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If I could reach you, I'd give you a kiss, and say thank you!

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LAUGHS

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While the Reds struggle to come to a decision.

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Girls, you've got five seconds to make up your mind!

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What'd you think? Picks or frogs?

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-Frogs or picks?

-Quick!

-It's your choice.

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But will all their choices prove to be the right ones?

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-Higher.

-Sh!

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LAUGHS

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-That is so good!

-We're wicked.

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Let's meet those teams.

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For the Reds today, we've got Lucy and Jo-Jo.

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-And we have Hilary and Ron for the Blues. Hello, everybody.

-Hello!

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-Now, Lucy. You are an old mucker of Jo-Jo's, yes?

-Yes.

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-How long d'you go back?

-About 20 years.

-Do you really?

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Yes, to schooldays.

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-Right back then?

-Yep!

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And what d'you think it is that's kept you

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so close in the intervening period?

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She's just a good girl and now we've got little girls,

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just a few months apart.

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So we spend a lot of time together with the girls.

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-But you like to have a bit of fun on the side, it says here.

-Well, yes!

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Prior to motherhood, I really enjoyed travel.

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A few funny experiences - one up Machu Picchu one time,

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when I was having my photo taken in amongst the ruins,

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and there was a llama behind me,

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so I thought it would be an excellent photo,

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and just as the shutter was clicking,

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it cocked its leg and weed on my head!

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-So that was quite the picture, yeah!

-So you had to go along covered in...

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a bit of a baby-wipe, and onwards and upwards, really!

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-Now, Jo-Jo, you're in retail.

-I was.

-Oh, you was?

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-I mean, you were! Before bab-bab!

-Yes.

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What's bab-bab called?

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Beatrice.

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Beatrice the bab-bab.

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So tell us about your retail experience before baby.

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I worked as a jeweller, but I sold mainly watches.

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Will you be going for watches today on Bargain Hunt?

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More pretties, I think.

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-Oh, will you?

-Yes, and definitely dogs as well.

-Dogs?

-Yes.

-What sort of dogs?

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I've got a miniature schnauzer and a miniature dachshund, and Lucy's got two as well.

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-So we wanted doggie-related articles.

-Yes.

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Because you know there's a passion in a dog owner,

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and they love ornaments and collectables connected to dogs, yes?

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-Oh, yes! Done my homework.

-They're not stupid, these girls!

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They've got their heads screwed on.

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Anyway, smashing to meet you, and very good luck.

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Now, after that lot,

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I should think the Blues are quaking in their boots!

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-Are you quaking, Hilary?

-Rather.

-Rather? Tell me how you two met.

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How did you meet Ron?

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I went on holiday to Jersey

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and Ron was working in a hotel over there as a DJ/game-show host.

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He called bingo...

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-When he met you!

-Yes. Well, I won!

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I see, a real game of bingo!

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We spent ten days together, then I went back home to England,

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handed my notice in, rented my flat out,

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and a month later we were back together.

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-In Jersey.

-And here we are 20-odd years later!

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-A love story over the bingo!

-Yes indeed!

-Prickety-click!

-Yes!

-Super.

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-And how long have you been back on the mainland?

-Two years.

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Ron, tell us about your career.

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I've done most things, but probably the longest I was a mobile DJ -

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professional for 20-odd years.

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Gosh! So you're keen on records?

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Yes, I still have all the records I used to use.

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Some 4,000-odd, sadly now stored in the garage.

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-Are you pleased with that, Hils?

-Not in the least, no.

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When I bury him, when he pops his clogs, the records are going in with him!

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I see! Be quite a big coffin then, won't it?

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-Yes!

-I think you're going to do incredibly well

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with this bargain-hunting lark. In fact, it's the money moment.

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£300 apiece. You know the rules - your experts await!

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And off you go and very, very good luck. Gosh!

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As ever, we have a brace of experts standing by to lend a hand.

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Raring to get this show on the road for the Reds is Anita Manning.

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And hoping to ring up some profits for the Blues is David Barby.

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Nice titfer, Dave!

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# Here we come Walking down the street... #

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Oh, girls! We're going to have fun today, I can tell! We've got £300.

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We can do whatever we like with it. What d'you want to buy?

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-Sparkles and pretties.

-Sparkles and pretty - just like you two!

-Well...!

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-And dogs, definitely.

-What are you looking for?

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-Cheap, quirky.

-Ooh! Yes, go on?

-Not too cheap, but quirky.

-Porcelain?

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-Quite like Art Deco. Maybe some silver.

-OK.

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Ooh! Things in cabinets. Yeah, but that's really old stuff, isn't it?

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She says, at an antique fair!

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-Oh, I love that car.

-That is gorgeous.

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It isn't dogs or sparkles, but it is lovely.

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But it's a bit weird, isn't' it?

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-Anita! It's not dogs, it's not jewellery.

-It's fabulous!

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-I think that's great fun, isn't it?

-Yes, lovely.

-Isn't it strange?

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You can have some preconceived ideas about what you're looking for,

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then you look at something absolutely different.

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Now it's not a 1930s or a 1940s one,

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but I think it's got bags of style, girls - just like you two.

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D'you want to ask how much it is?

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Yes. And it's got red wheels as well. It's meant to be!

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-Pretty with the fleece!

-Do red wheels have a big significance?

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-Oh, red fleeces...!

-Come on, keep up, Anita!

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Look! We were looking at this fabby car. What sort of age is it? '60s?

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-It's a reproduction one.

-It's a reproduction one.

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But it's a lovely one and it does reflect in the price. £75.

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Right. We just thought it looked so stylish,

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because it's got red wheels and we're the Red team!

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I don't know if we should put it on the 'maybe' list.

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Yeah, cos it's not what we're looking for, is it?

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I could do 65 but I'd already reduced it because today's the last day.

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-Oh! The last day?

-Yeah, so it's last-day prices that you're getting.

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Could the last-day price be £50?

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I mean, think of having to hump that into your car.

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-£55?

-Ooh, dear!

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Okey-doke! Yes!

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Fabulous. Thank you.

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Lovely. That's so nice.

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-Yes.

-Wooh! Winner.

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That car's a reproduction, but they seem to think it's a winner.

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-Time will tell!

-So, girls. That was great.

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We're only five minutes in and you've bought your first item!

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Nothing to do with dogs or jewellery! Call that your wild card!

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-It's our wild card!

-Definitely!

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The Reds are going a bit off-course there.

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Are the Blues faring any better?

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-This little fork?

-No.

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We're looking for something much more valuable than those.

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-But that's my price range.

-No. You've got £300 to spend.

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Think in terms of something a little bit more.

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OK, a little bit more, then.

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Not worth forking out for, eh, team?

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-What's on the back?

-They're French jet.

-Can we have a wee look at them?

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What's the difference between French jet and, say, Whitby jet?

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French jet comes from France and Whitby jet comes Whitby!

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Thanks for that, Anita. How about a sensible answer?

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Is glass, French jet, and Whitby jet is actually the proper jet.

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It's interesting that you've chosen them, girls, because I've found

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that textiles and vintage clothing is very popular just now.

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I mean, I like those, girls, and they're not a big, expensive item.

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-I would keep them in mind.

-As a reserve?

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Yes, in case they don't find any diamonds for £50!

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Yeah! Chance would be a fine thing.

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Now, are the Blues going to spend more than a tenner?

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Oh, they're pretty. They're very pretty.

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They are, actually. £2.

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-2?

-£2.

-You've done a little bargain, have you?

-Everything's £2.

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-That pair's £2.

-Oh, right.

-Well, she did say cheap!

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They're Art Nouveau.

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One is damaged - the one Ron's got, but it's not too bad.

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It doesn't notice too much.

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-Well, you can't really miss at £2, can you?

-No!

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-I'll take everything back that I said earlier on!

-OK. Yeah, fine.

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-OK - you like those.

-I don't suppose he'll take £1.50, will he?

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What are they, David, again?

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These are bisque porcelain, possibly French,

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and they were mantelpiece ornaments, and you'd put posies in them.

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-They've got a number on the back.

-That's right.

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That would be the potting number.

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These were made round about 1900-1905.

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Think in terms of Moulin Rouge, Toulouse-Lautrec,

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the Impressionists, this was the big art movement of the time.

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-Ooh-la-la!

-Exactly. As you can see here, they're very pretty.

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They are pretty, yes.

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-I rather like them.

-You wanted to buy something cheap, didn't you?

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-I absolutely love them. They're so pretty.

-I think they're pretty.

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A little bit of damage on them, but £2? A bargain.

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Got to get at least a fiver for them, surely?

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-I would have thought round about 15. About £15.

-Even better.

-Art Nouveau.

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-Even better!

-Yes, we'll take them, then.

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Right, he's going to wrap them up, and we ought to start shopping for that second item.

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Yes! With the £298 you've got left!

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-I think that's Art Deco.

-Yes!

-What have you found, girls?

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-These knife-rests, with the dogs on.

-They are great fun!

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-They're gorgeous, aren't they?

-The right age, the right brief.

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-They've got dogs on - perfect.

-Are they silver?

-No, WMF.

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-WMF.

-That's the German... isn't it?

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That's right, and it's the right period.

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It's Art Deco, from the 1930s. I think those are absolutely lovely.

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-They're quite heavy, aren't they? D'you think it's saleable?

-Yes.

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OK, girls, I think that they are most unusual.

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You can't hang them on your ears as earrings.

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They're not jewellery, but they are doggy,

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so it's fulfilling one of your criteria.

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I think they're absolutely lovely.

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-I really like them, but it's all about the price.

-Definitely.

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-What d'you think?

-What have they marked them for?

-78.

-£78.

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-What's the lowest you'd go on those?

-65.

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What about 60 for a really quick sale?

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Sorry, no, because they're unusual and they've got the dog-appeal!

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-Are you happy with that?

-I think they're absolutely super.

-OK.

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-And they fulfil one of your criterias.

-Two... three!

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-Three?

-Yes.

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Dogs, dual-purpose, Art Deco. Perfect.

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They're for you.

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-OK, we'll have them, thank you.

-Lovely, thank you.

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Number two! Excellent. Well done, girls.

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Those Reds were dogged in their quest for canine bling

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and they came up trumps.

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Now, will the Blues splash a bit more cash this time?

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-It is quite interesting.

-I like that.

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You don't?

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Well, I don't dislike it but it is £58.

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Hello. You've got this Art Deco light fitting here, at £58.

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What's the best you can do on that, please?

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Is 50 any good? Too much?

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Can we look at 45?

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-Steady on, Ron.

-Sold.

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Ooh, she's keen!

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That was too quick.

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Sold. Sold.

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I was going to say 40.

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No, I can't. It is lovely.

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Has it got any damage on it?

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Right, have a look that. Do you like this?

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-It's a nice decorative item.

-Yes, it is.

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That's what I like about it.

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I like it, yes.

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This is where we stand to lose money, perhaps.

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Just think of all the money you'll have left over to buy yours!

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Dare I express my opinion?

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I don't think it's got quality.

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I think it's decorative.

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There again, if you have quality, the price would be considerably higher.

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Exactly. It's unusual.

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I think it's the sort of thing that younger people

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are actually looking for these days.

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-Do you honestly think so?

-Yes, I do.

-I don't think it will make a profit

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but we've committed ourselves to £45, so we have to go with that.

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The choice has to be yours.

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I'm here purely in an advisory capacity.

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And you can say, "I told you so", when we make a loss!

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I'd never say that, I'd never say that!

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-Done.

-Right, well, we've bought two objects.

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Your choice. Let's go and find that third object.

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Shall we find something of better quality, maybe?

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A little bit more expensive? Will that make you happier?

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-Maybe silver? Yeah, just... Oh, I'm happy. I'm delirious!

-Good!

-OK!

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I don't believe a word of it, David. But will it sell?

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OK, girls, we've bought two items.

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-How much have we spent?

-£120.

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-£120. You loved both of these items.

-Yes.

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We've got one more item. We've got half an hour.

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What do you want to buy now?

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I think we need to maybe think about spending small,

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to try and guarantee a bit of a profit.

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Even if we don't spend that much and we don't make much,

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just to make sure it's profitable.

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Something cheap a husband will buy his wife.

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Something cheap a husband might buy his wife.

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I like that line!

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It's really romantic!

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Sounds like you're speaking from experience, Jo.

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But what's this with all the cheap stuff, eh?

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It's quality that counts, teams.

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It's two-all, and pressure's mounting.

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I'm feeling apprehensive because we're half way through

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and we've bought one item, which I thought was very good, for £2,

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and then the second item,

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I would not necessarily have advised them to have bought.

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David's brilliant.

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I think he's disappointed with what we've been purchasing so far

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but not to worry!

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I'd worry less, Hils, if you'd spend more.

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Meanwhile, the Reds seem to be trying a different approach.

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-Tell you what, say we split up for five minutes...

-OK.

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-..and meet back in the middle.

-OK.

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-We can spread out.

-Yes.

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-OK. See you in five.

-Bye.

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-We're all walking the same way!

-THEY LAUGH

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Everything's a pound!

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Got to find some quality for the girls.

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Seriously, we'd make a profit on anything on here.

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-Are you sure?

-Well, no, not necessarily!

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No, perhaps not.

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-OK, girls, how did you get on?

-We've seen a couple of things.

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They're not exactly fitting the brief but we do quite like them.

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Well, forget about the brief if you like.

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Remember, I said don't have preconceived ideas.

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If you see something and you're fascinated by it,

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-or you like it then...let's have a look.

-Have you seen anything?

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I've seen lots of things but I want you to get things you like.

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-OK.

-OK, on you go.

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Words of wisdom from Anita, there.

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How's David getting on with the Blues?

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Can you hear that tick, tick, tick...?

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-Time's running out.

-Right, OK.

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That's my line, Mr Barby.

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We've seen a few things on this stall.

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I don't think you girls need me at all!

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-Right, what do you like?

-This one.

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Let's have a look. That's rather sweet.

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Has it got any age to it?

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I think it's just a pretty piece, but nothing wrong with that.

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Have you seen anything else that you like?

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Not jewellery but we do like these.

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Right. Again, we've got the animal theme.

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These are little cocktail sticks. Do you have cocktail parties?

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LOVE cocktails!

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Are these silver?

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No. Electro-plated nickel silver. So it's a plated silver.

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-Are these old?

-These are old.

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These would be maybe from the 1930s or '40s.

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What sort of money do you think they'd make?

0:17:170:17:19

-What have we got?

-£18. Could you do 14?

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-I'll go to 14, yeah.

-Go to 14?

-It's our final piece.

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If we buy it, we have to be sure.

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Shall we just have a quick look?

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-We've got, what, 20 minutes?

-Ten minutes.

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-Oh, about ten minutes.

-We can always come back, can't we?

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There's lots of interesting things on this stall.

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Anything that caught you eye?

0:17:460:17:48

Yeah, the little frogs!

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Frogs?

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These are great fun.

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What we have is a little set of place holders.

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These would sit on your table, with your guests' names on them.

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-Oh, fab!

-How much are these?

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-45.

-45.

-45.

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There's only five. I think there should have been six.

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There should have been six.

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Are people likely not to buy them because it's only five?

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I think they'll be enchanted with the absurdity of them.

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That's it, they are quite ridiculous but they're lovely.

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They're Marmite - you either love them or don't like them at all.

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It's your choice.

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You've got one minute to make a decision.

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-Go and have a think about it and come back.

-OK.

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Choices, choices.

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What does Madame Manning have to say?

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We've got one minute left...

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they've got their third item to buy,

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they've got two to choose from, they don't know what to do.

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I'm not going to help them but I know which one I would choose.

0:18:410:18:44

Oh, Anita, you tease!

0:18:440:18:47

Now, it looks like Hilary's got a new tactic.

0:18:470:18:51

How about big, bold and tacky?

0:18:510:18:54

What's that?

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-The large ones.

-How much are they, sir?

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-They're 700.

-THEY LAUGH

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Would you like them wrapped?

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That'll be a no!

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The sands of time are running out for these bargain hunters.

0:19:040:19:08

Go on, shake a leg, teams!

0:19:080:19:09

This is quite an interesting little piece. Where's Ron? Ron?

0:19:090:19:15

Come along, Ron!

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Now this is called a cellar knife and basically this would be

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taken down to the cellar to your wine store and you'd end up with a bottle

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encrusted with sort of mould and the seal would be still round the edge.

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-So you'd cut the seal off. And then you'd brush the bottle.

-Oh, right.

0:19:290:19:35

So this is a cellar knife. Quite a rare object.

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Date-wise, probably beginning of the 19th century.

0:19:380:19:41

Let me have a look at it.

0:19:410:19:42

-So how much is the cellar knife?

-Erm... 100, sir.

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-100... Is that the very best price you could do?

-80 is...definitely.

-MAKES CHOKING SOUND

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-How about 75?

-MAKES CHOKING SOUND

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Sorry, madam. Can't do. It's about 1820. They're quite rare.

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And it was 70, did we say?

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Don't push it, Hils!

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I'll give you a chance, 75. But it's got to be 75.

0:20:040:20:09

-RON: I think you're being very fair.

-Thank you.

0:20:090:20:12

-We'll take it.

-OK.

0:20:120:20:14

Right. Thank you very much, sir.

0:20:140:20:17

If I could reach you, I'd give you a kiss and say thank you.

0:20:170:20:22

Oh, God! That's playing to the gallery, isn't it?

0:20:220:20:26

How low will you stoop? Anyway, that's the Blues finished.

0:20:260:20:30

-Girls, you've got five seconds. Make up your minds.

-What do you think?

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Picks or frogs? Frogs or picks?

0:20:350:20:38

-Quick.

-It's your choice.

-Picks, choosing the picks.

-We'll go for the picks.

0:20:380:20:42

-You're going for the picks. Well done. That was nerve-wracking.

-A bit!

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Dogs, cockerels, frogs... I can't keep up.

0:20:450:20:49

We got them for £14. A good buy.

0:20:490:20:52

I would have gone for the frogs.

0:20:520:20:55

Naughty Anita! But I can't help but agree.

0:20:550:20:58

Anyway, their hour's up, so here's a reminder of what they actually bought.

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It may be a reproduction, but the furry hatted ones thought

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they'd spotted a winner with this child's pedal car, bought for £55.

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They met all three of their criteria, dogs, Deco,

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dual purpose, but these WMF knife rests were a gamble at £65.

0:21:150:21:19

It was a toss up between these and some froggy place settings.

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But the cockerels crowed loudest for the Reds

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and they stumped up £14 for the set.

0:21:270:21:30

-Have you made the right decision?

-On two of three, we're pretty confident.

0:21:300:21:33

-And we've got a wild card. We'll see what happens on that one.

-I love wild card.

0:21:330:21:37

I love the wintery weather. I think it brings out the best in headgear.

0:21:370:21:42

-So have you had a lovely shop?

-Yes, fantastic, thank you.

0:21:420:21:46

-Which is your favourite?

-The knife stands.

-Is it?

-I love them.

0:21:460:21:50

-That's your favourite. Do you agree with her?

-I do love the knife stand.

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My personal favourite is the car, but we'll just have to see if we make anything on that one.

0:21:530:21:58

-How much did you spend overall?

-We spent overall £134.

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Which is not a lot of money, to get all that beauty.

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OK. £166 leftover lolly, please.

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£166.

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-One hundred and sixty...

-Count it.

0:22:100:22:12

THEY LAUGH

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There's the one pound. That's what I'm looking for.

0:22:130:22:15

-Over to you, Anita.

-Thank you.

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-What will you spend that on?

-Well, the girls had intended to buy some jewellery, some bling,

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so I'm hoping I might be able to buy a big one-carat diamond with that.

0:22:220:22:27

-Oh, really?!

-SHE LAUGHS

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In your dreams, doll! Anyway, good luck, girls.

0:22:290:22:32

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

0:22:320:22:36

These dodgy French Art Nouveau posy holders were £2 for the pair.

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And some might say overpriced at that.

0:22:400:22:43

Much to Davis's horror,

0:22:430:22:45

Ron was a bit quick off the mark with this Art Deco lamp.

0:22:450:22:47

At £45 paid, will it light up the auction?

0:22:470:22:51

A rare thing this, a Georgian cellar knife with an original brush.

0:22:510:22:56

And the £75 deal was sealed with a kiss.

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So what is your best bargain today?

0:23:010:23:04

-I think it is that cellar knife.

-The cellar knife.

0:23:040:23:06

-Not that lamp?

-No!

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They do like a debate. You do like a debate, don't you?

0:23:090:23:12

-Oh, we do indeed.

-Yes.

0:23:120:23:14

-Have you enjoyed the shopping?

-We have.

-Lovely. Wonderful.

0:23:140:23:17

David Barby looked after you satisfactorily?

0:23:170:23:19

-We looked after David.

-He was wonderful.

0:23:190:23:21

Oh, I see. Lovely. And how much did you spend all round?

0:23:210:23:26

£122.

0:23:260:23:27

-£122.

-Yes.

0:23:270:23:28

Please may I have £178.

0:23:280:23:31

-Yes?

-£175.

-£175. Thank you.

0:23:310:23:36

-And three pounds.

-And three smackers.

0:23:360:23:38

-Rubbing your hands there as usual, David.

-Yes.

0:23:380:23:41

-Pleased to receive the cash.

-Make it a good one.

-If only it were mine.

0:23:410:23:44

So your bonus buy's going to go on what? Don't tell us.

0:23:440:23:47

Something rather rare and special to reflect the contestants.

0:23:470:23:51

-Rare and special like you.

-THEY LAUGH

0:23:510:23:55

-I didn't say that.

-No, you didn't say that but I did.

0:23:550:23:57

OK, we'll stand by for that with excitement.

0:23:570:24:00

Look forward to it very much.

0:24:000:24:01

Tea all round for you chaps. And, David, good luck.

0:24:010:24:04

Meanwhile, we're heading off to a splendiferous castle. Ooo-ah!

0:24:040:24:08

Tucked away in the rural landscape of North Herefordshire is Croft Castle.

0:24:130:24:18

Almost 30 generations of the Croft family have lived here

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and their castle has gone through many changes over the last 1,000 years.

0:24:220:24:27

Our story starts here in the 11th century,

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when Edward the Confessor invited Bernard De Croft a Norman knight

0:24:320:24:39

to build a castle to guard against the Welsh border.

0:24:390:24:43

The castle that we see here today would appear to date from that early-Norman period,

0:24:430:24:49

but that, in fact, is not the case.

0:24:490:24:53

Surprisingly, most of the present castle was built in 17th century.

0:24:530:24:57

It's an example of Gothic revival, so it looks much older than it actually is.

0:24:570:25:02

In fact, it boasts three different periods of Gothic building styles.

0:25:020:25:07

After the castle was reduced to a shell during the English Civil War,

0:25:070:25:11

the Crofts rebuilt it.

0:25:110:25:13

The towers at the corners are from this time, the 1660s.

0:25:130:25:18

Then it was altered again in the 1760s,

0:25:180:25:21

when these two bays were added.

0:25:210:25:23

Finally, in 1913 the Gothic entrance porch was added on the ground floor around the doorway.

0:25:230:25:31

Complicated,... innit? And the revisions don't stop there.

0:25:310:25:35

This is a sketch of the castle from the southwest in 1834.

0:25:350:25:39

And it sure has changed today.

0:25:410:25:44

-COWS MOO

-I'm gad you're enjoying the show.

0:25:440:25:47

Because in 1913, the architect Walter Sarel

0:25:470:25:51

removed the castellations on the south front.

0:25:510:25:56

Look, that's what it looked like, all those hit-and-miss bits.

0:25:560:25:59

There we have nothing at all.

0:25:590:26:02

We've still got the parapet wall but without the castellations

0:26:020:26:06

and we've still got three windows but those windows

0:26:060:26:09

don't light rooms any more.

0:26:090:26:11

They've simply got dummy panes of glass in them

0:26:110:26:14

and the colour of those panes of glass is lilac.

0:26:140:26:17

How sweet!

0:26:170:26:19

And if you like a bit of architectural detective work,

0:26:200:26:24

then the west front deserves closer inspection.

0:26:240:26:27

A series of Georgian windows run alongside this side of the house

0:26:270:26:31

with this earlier mullioned window mysteriously left intact.

0:26:310:26:35

This is the other side of that window from inside.

0:26:370:26:42

Amazing, isn't it?

0:26:420:26:44

Now, completely covered up in early 18th century panelling

0:26:440:26:48

and you can tell there's a window there

0:26:480:26:51

because there's light coming through a crack in the panelling.

0:26:510:26:53

Why would you do that?

0:26:530:26:56

Perhaps you had a large piece of furniture that you needed to

0:26:560:26:58

go in against that length of wall.

0:26:580:27:01

Otherwise, it's inexplicable.

0:27:010:27:03

But this room has had a lot of alterations in it

0:27:030:27:07

over the years, most notably in the middle of the 18th century,

0:27:070:27:10

this glorious rococo ceiling.

0:27:100:27:13

The ceiling was part of the interior

0:27:130:27:17

remodelling of the castle in the 1760's in the Gothic rococo manner.

0:27:170:27:21

Like many aristocratic families,

0:27:210:27:24

the Crofts were simply keeping up with the fashions of the time.

0:27:240:27:28

But what a treat they left for us to enjoy.

0:27:280:27:30

The big question is, will our teams be in for a treat at today's sale

0:27:330:27:37

at Gildings Auctioneers in Market Harborough?

0:27:370:27:41

And here we are with Mark Gilding. Very nice to be here.

0:27:460:27:49

Anyway, Joanne and Lucy they went with this old bus. Any good?

0:27:490:27:52

-Bit of fun!

-You've got children.

-I do, yes.

0:27:520:27:54

-Would your children want to pedal round in this?

-I think they would.

0:27:540:27:58

That eldest boy of yours is just about the right age.

0:27:580:28:00

You're a potential buyer!

0:28:000:28:02

-No, seriously, it's not very old, is it?

-No, not very old.

0:28:020:28:06

-1980's?

-1980's, but a great looking thing.

0:28:060:28:09

-What's it worth?

-I think it might make 80 to 100.

0:28:090:28:13

-That would be brilliant, because our lot paid £55.

-Good.

0:28:130:28:17

That's the right price to pay. If you get your estimate it'd be great.

0:28:170:28:20

Next, the two dog knife rests. WMF.

0:28:200:28:23

And all marked up and very good Art Deco objects.

0:28:230:28:27

I don't know how very collectable knife rests are these days,

0:28:270:28:32

but if you wanted some, they're really nice, aren't they?

0:28:320:28:35

They're a good example.

0:28:350:28:36

And I rather like these doleful dogs, looking rather sad.

0:28:360:28:40

-Good luck to them.

-How much?

-50 to 70.

-£65 paid.

0:28:400:28:43

Not going to make a great deal out of them, but interesting.

0:28:430:28:47

The last item are the six plated cocktail sticks.

0:28:470:28:52

I have noticed in the past when we've had these in silver,

0:28:520:28:54

they've all universally done very, very badly.

0:28:540:28:59

At least they've got a box, though.

0:28:590:29:01

They've got the box and they've got the cock tail on the top,

0:29:010:29:05

hence you know what drink to stick them in.

0:29:050:29:08

-How much?

-£10-£15 only.

0:29:080:29:10

They paid £14 and depending how they get on

0:29:100:29:12

with the pedal car, they could be completely sunk here, in which case

0:29:120:29:16

they're going to need their bonus buy, so let's look at it.

0:29:160:29:18

Now, Jo-Jo, Luce...you spent £134.

0:29:190:29:23

You gave £166 to Anita Manning.

0:29:230:29:26

-Did you blow the lot Anita?

-No, I didn't.

0:29:260:29:28

The girls were very careful and canny

0:29:280:29:31

and I thought I would be just the same.

0:29:310:29:34

-Oooh!

-It's a little hatpin.

0:29:340:29:36

During the late 19th, early 20th century, hats got bigger

0:29:360:29:42

and bigger and bigger,

0:29:420:29:44

so they had wonderful ornate hat pins to hold onto their hair.

0:29:440:29:49

This is like a Charles Horner style hatpin with a sort of

0:29:490:29:53

art nouveau mount here in a little piece of amber class at the top.

0:29:530:29:57

-Do you like it?

-It's lovely. Almost like a thistle. Very appropriate.

0:29:570:30:02

-Very appropriate!

-I love it.

-That's beautiful.

0:30:020:30:06

-How much did you pay for it?

-£25.

-OK!

0:30:060:30:10

-And what you expect it to go for?

-£30.

-Fantastic.

-Like it, girls?

0:30:100:30:15

Love it.

0:30:150:30:16

Well done, Anita.

0:30:160:30:18

You don't choose now, you choose later after

0:30:180:30:20

the sale of your first three items.

0:30:200:30:22

Right now, for the audience at home,

0:30:220:30:24

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's hat pin.

0:30:240:30:28

Lovely for an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

0:30:280:30:32

How do you rate these hat pins?

0:30:320:30:33

They're not as collectable as they used to be.

0:30:330:30:36

Like a lot of these things, it's all change in the market now

0:30:360:30:39

and I would put an estimate of 30 to 40.

0:30:390:30:41

Fair enough. Anita paid £25, which I think is the right price to pay.

0:30:410:30:46

We just have to hope it comes up trumps.

0:30:460:30:49

In fact, it looks rather nice on the knife rest.

0:30:490:30:52

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

0:30:520:30:55

Bit of a mixture. We have a pair of these posy holders which David Barby

0:30:550:30:58

went with because he thought

0:30:580:31:02

they were amazingly cheap, irrespective of the condition.

0:31:020:31:04

He rather cheekily paid £2 for them.

0:31:040:31:07

Bit of a disappointment really!

0:31:070:31:08

I mean, you'd never take anything in in this sale room, valued at £2,

0:31:080:31:12

-would you? You wouldn't have an individual lot at £2.

-No, quite.

0:31:120:31:16

I think they've been a bit silly in buying a cheap thing,

0:31:160:31:19

-but might they make a pound or two?

-They might make a pound or two

0:31:190:31:23

and we might find someone who's feeling pitiful on the day.

0:31:230:31:25

All right, fine.

0:31:250:31:27

Next up, though, something more promising which is the amber glass

0:31:270:31:30

ceiling light fitting.

0:31:300:31:33

In style, probably slightly out of period

0:31:330:31:35

but a good looking light fitting. Glass is all in good condition

0:31:350:31:38

and the chrome mounts again, relatively good.

0:31:380:31:40

-What's your estimate?

-30 to 40.

-£45 paid.

0:31:400:31:43

What about that lethal looking weapon down the end?

0:31:430:31:46

Described as the treen cellar knife, from a wine cellar I guess.

0:31:460:31:50

Yes, I think it's a good thing. Where would you find another?

0:31:500:31:54

I think that's probably quite a rare thing

0:31:540:31:56

and there are wine fans who pay huge amounts for their wines

0:31:560:32:01

and the accoutrements that go with them. Difficult to value though?

0:32:010:32:05

I put my finger in the air and gone for 80 to 120!

0:32:050:32:07

-Well done, cos they paid £75. I am sure you're right.

-Me too!

0:32:070:32:12

-I'm sure I'm right!

-Well of course you're sure you're right!

0:32:120:32:15

There we go. Depending on how the knife does will determine

0:32:150:32:18

whether they make a profit or not.

0:32:180:32:20

And in case not, let's have a look at the bonus buy.

0:32:200:32:23

Hilary, Ron, you spent £122. You gave David Barby £178.

0:32:230:32:26

-What did you spend it on, David?

-Something quite unique.

0:32:260:32:30

This is a campaign chamber.

0:32:300:32:33

-BOTH:

-Love it!

0:32:330:32:34

Probably from a gentleman's vanity case but it's such an unusual item

0:32:340:32:38

to have survived. This was made in 1900. I love this hammered effect.

0:32:380:32:43

-Possibly you could use it as a female make-up brush now.

-Yes, indeed.

0:32:430:32:47

-Isn't that lovely, so unusual?

-I think it's beautiful.

0:32:470:32:51

-I paid £78 for it.

-Right.

-Will it make a profit?

0:32:510:32:55

Hopefully, there's someone out there going to pay a little more

0:32:550:32:58

-than I paid for it.

-We hope so. Good, well done, David.

0:32:580:33:00

You didn't have to decide now, you can pick later,

0:33:000:33:03

but right now for the audience at home,

0:33:030:33:05

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of David's shaving brush.

0:33:050:33:08

-There we go. That's a nice example.

-Yes, it is.

0:33:080:33:11

Solid silver and an unusual design, this screwtop.

0:33:110:33:15

Which you can then fold away.

0:33:150:33:16

Yeah. I mean, if you were a wet shaving fan, that's really useful.

0:33:160:33:20

Yes, I think we need to find a few of those in Market Harborough.

0:33:200:33:23

Amongst all the beards. Good! What do you think it's worth?

0:33:230:33:26

-I've put 70 to 100.

-Very good, £78 paid by David Barby.

-OK.

0:33:260:33:31

He clearly rates it and who knows,

0:33:310:33:34

it may get his team out of trouble yet.

0:33:340:33:37

-Anyway, you're taking the sale today Mark?

-I am.

-We're in safe hands.

0:33:370:33:41

-Girls are you ready for this?

-Very.

-So exciting, isn't it?

0:33:480:33:51

Nobody knows what's going to happen in an auction

0:33:510:33:54

and look, we've got a crowded room.

0:33:540:33:57

Internet is connected, anything could happen.

0:33:570:33:59

That pedal car...why are you wincing like that?

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Just not 100% sure on that one.

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You've got nothing to worry about.

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-According to the auctioneer, he's put £80-£100 on it.

-Yes! Come on!

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You paid 55. I personally think that's a whopping estimate.

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Mine would be 40 to 60 but he's put 80 to 120,

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because it's not an old thing.

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And here we go, vroom, vroom!

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Child's pedal car, lots of interest here.

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Bids start at 25, 35,

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35, bid now, 35, I'm bid at 45.

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At 45 I'm bid now, 45

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at 45 I'm bid then, 45.

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-45, 50.

-50 with the internet.

0:34:360:34:39

55 I'm bid then at 60 do I see?

0:34:390:34:42

-55 I'm bid.

-You paid 55.

0:34:420:34:45

55 here with the internet and selling at 55.

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£55. It's wiped its face, don't worry. No pain, no gain, no shame.

0:34:480:34:54

-The dog knife rests. Here it comes.

-Bidding £18 for the pair of these.

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£18, I'm bid 20, 22, 25, 28.

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28, 30, bid now £30.

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It's for the pair, remember. 32, with the internet. At £32, I'm bid at 32.

0:35:080:35:13

You're out in the room and selling at 35, new bid.

0:35:130:35:16

Yes, thank you very much. Go on!

0:35:160:35:18

35 and selling at £38, 38.

0:35:180:35:21

-Keep going!

-Don't wait internet, press your button nice and quickly.

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Selling at 38...

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Bad luck, girls, two off 40. That's 27... minus 27.

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-Minus 27's a bore!

-I'd have paid 40!

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Here come the cocktail sticks.

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The six electro plated cocktail sticks with cockerel terminals.

0:35:390:35:45

Two pounds I'm bid for these.

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-Two I'm bid at two, five pounds. £8, I'm bid ten.

-Keep going!

0:35:460:35:52

Ten pounds, now 12, 15, 15, 18 with the internet,

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-bid at 18, new bid at 20...

-Look at that.

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20 on my left on internet, you're out and you're out here.

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I'm bid at 20, selling to the room at 20, 22!

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-25.

-Bonkers!

0:36:050:36:08

28 on my right, this time. At 28.

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-Plus £14.

-Beautiful set.

0:36:110:36:14

That's minus 13. What are you going to do with the hat pin?

0:36:140:36:17

-Do it.

-Do it?

-We're going for it.

0:36:170:36:21

Yes? You're so positive, you girls. You're so lovely!

0:36:210:36:25

I've never seen anybody so positive about a hat pin before!

0:36:250:36:30

There's obviously something going on here.

0:36:300:36:33

-Right, we're going with the hat pin?

-Yes.

0:36:330:36:36

The bonus buy, we're going with it, that's the decision. Anita paid £25.

0:36:360:36:40

I can tell you now you've decided,

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the auctioneer's estimate is £30-£50.

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-Come on the hatpin.

-He sees you doubling your money, potentially.

0:36:440:36:48

Fine, we're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes.

0:36:480:36:50

The white metal amethyst glass mounted hat pin.

0:36:500:36:54

-Lots of bids on the book here, the opening bid is £35.

-Yes!

-£35 I'm bid.

0:36:540:37:00

At £35 I'm bid at 35. At eight do I see?

0:37:000:37:03

It's so pretty.

0:37:030:37:05

At 38, 40, 40 bid now, I'm bid at 40.

0:37:050:37:09

-Internet winning and selling at £40.

-Well done, Anita. £40! I love it.

0:37:090:37:14

That's plus £15, which means overall, you're plus £2!

0:37:140:37:19

-That is so good!

-Way wicked!

0:37:190:37:23

One pound each. Isn't that fantastic? One pound!

0:37:230:37:29

It doesn't take a lot to please them.

0:37:290:37:31

Doesn't take much to please most of us actually.

0:37:310:37:34

Girls, that's good, isn't it?

0:37:340:37:36

£2 is a pound each and that's a profit

0:37:360:37:39

and nobody makes profits on Bargain Hunt, right, but you just have!

0:37:390:37:43

-We're happy.

-The big thing now is don't say a word to the Blues.

0:37:430:37:47

-Fair enough.

-OK?

-Lips sealed.

-Schtum.

-Schtum.

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-Hilary, Ron, how are you feeling?

-Apprehensive.

0:37:580:38:03

What have you got to be worried about?

0:38:030:38:06

-Not worried, just...

-Less confident. As time goes by.

0:38:060:38:10

They're slightly frightening things sometimes, auctions.

0:38:100:38:13

But you've got a roomful of people here and the auction is going very well,

0:38:130:38:16

-so I think you'll be just fine.

-BOTH: Good.

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First of all, we've got a disaster to explain which is

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the damage in transit for one of your bisque porcelain vases,

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one of which was already broken. You only paid £2 for the two.

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We've asked the auctioneer for his estimate, were they perfect.

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£10 to £20 would be his estimate.

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What we're going to do is treat it as an automatic insurance claim

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with a £10 payment so you can't be disadvantaged.

0:38:410:38:44

-So we're already in profit.

-Jolly good.

-You are!

0:38:440:38:47

And here they come.

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Posy vases, damaged these are. Bidding here, £2 I'm bid.

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£2 on these.

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At £2, watching to see if anybody's bidding at £2.

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At £2, £5. £5 I'm bid!

0:39:020:39:07

The internet is a wonderful thing.

0:39:070:39:08

At £5 I'm bid and selling at £5.

0:39:080:39:11

£5 it sold for.

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We're treating it as plus £10 so you are already £10 up.

0:39:140:39:17

-Chrome framed light fitting, £10 to start.

-Here comes the lamp.

0:39:170:39:22

£10 I'm bid for the light fitting, 10, 12, 15, 18.

0:39:220:39:26

Higher!

0:39:260:39:28

18 and 20 looking for. At 18 I'm bid here. At £18. 20.

0:39:280:39:33

22, 22 now.

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25, shaking his head, then at 25 with the internet.

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All out in the room, then away at 25.

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Oh dear, that's minus 20.

0:39:440:39:46

So that's £25, you are minus 20 on that, £10 was your credit at top,

0:39:460:39:51

so you're minus £10.

0:39:510:39:53

Could have been worse.

0:39:530:39:55

..turned mahogany handle, with a brush. Bit of a rarity, this one.

0:39:550:40:00

-Bidding opens at £55.

-Dear, oh dear.

-60, 65.

0:40:000:40:05

70, 75, 80, 85,

0:40:050:40:08

90, bid at 90 in the room.

0:40:080:40:10

Come on. You can do better.

0:40:100:40:13

90 on my left. Near the door at 90. Selling at £90.

0:40:130:40:18

£90. £90 is plus £15. You were minus £10.

0:40:180:40:23

You're now plus £5!

0:40:230:40:26

-How about that?

-It's a shame but we're in profit.

0:40:290:40:32

What are you going to do about the shaving brush?

0:40:320:40:34

It cost £78.

0:40:340:40:36

You going to park it and take away your £5 profit or

0:40:360:40:40

risk your profit and run with the shaving brush?

0:40:400:40:44

-Do we have an estimate on it?

-No.

-We trust David.

0:40:440:40:46

-We'll do it.

-You asked what the estimate is.

0:40:460:40:50

You've now made your decision.

0:40:500:40:52

I can tell you. The auctioneer estimated £70 to £100.

0:40:520:40:55

-It might just...

-David paid 78.

0:40:550:40:57

-He rates it so let's hope... right now, it's going up.

-A quirky, unusual item.

0:40:570:41:01

A silver travelling shaving brush and bidding here starts at £35.

0:41:010:41:06

45, 55, 65,

0:41:060:41:10

75, 80 do I see? 75 I'm bid.

0:41:100:41:13

-Higher!

-Shh!

0:41:130:41:16

75 I'm bid and will sell. At 75.

0:41:160:41:19

Oh no!

0:41:190:41:21

£75. That's minus three,

0:41:210:41:23

which means you are plus two!

0:41:230:41:28

-Better than nothing at all.

-At least we haven't made a loss.

0:41:280:41:31

Anyway, you've been good sports,

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lovely to have a profit to go away with of £1 each.

0:41:330:41:37

And we'll sort out the winners and runners-up.

0:41:370:41:40

-We'll buy a cup of coffee with that.

-And quite right too!

0:41:400:41:44

In my years on Bargain Hunt I have seen some pretty strange results

0:41:530:41:57

but today's result for these lovely teams is,

0:41:570:42:01

I think, absolutely unique!

0:42:010:42:04

So you girls and girl and boy

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-have had the greatest fun, haven't you?

-ALL: Yes!

0:42:070:42:10

-And have you been discussing what the profits might be?

-ALL: No.

0:42:100:42:14

I can reveal that today

0:42:140:42:17

we have uniquely a dead heat between both teams.

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Each with profits of £2 per team.

0:42:230:42:28

So on that happy note, I know you've bonded up

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and become good friends as part of the process.

0:42:330:42:35

You can remain good friends cos nobody's a runner-up, you're all winners.

0:42:350:42:39

CHEERING

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How good a show do you have? So, Jo, you get that, that's yours

0:42:400:42:43

there you go, Luce...which is pretty good, isn't it?

0:42:430:42:47

Hils, you get that one and you get this one.

0:42:470:42:52

David and Anita get absolutely nothing.

0:42:520:42:56

But you've contributed magnificently to the show.

0:42:560:42:59

It's a very strange result.

0:42:590:43:00

Who could possibly predict this rollercoaster that's taken you

0:43:000:43:04

this way and that and we've all finished with the same result.

0:43:040:43:07

I think it's just fantastic. You've been such sports.

0:43:070:43:10

In fact, you've been so sporting you ought to join us

0:43:100:43:13

-for some more bargain hunting? Yes?

-ALL: Yes!

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Bargain Hunt unfolds at a cold and frosty Newark Antiques and Collectors Fair - Tim Wonnacott and the teams have to wrap up warm to comb the stalls for interesting buys. David Barby and Anita Manning provide the expert backup and Tim takes a trip to Bowhill House in Scotland.


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