Bargain Hunt comes from Newark, where the competing red and blue teams hit the antiques shops, with help from David Barby and Anita Manning.
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We're at the largest antiques fair in Europe
so there's no time to waste! Let's go bargain hunting. Yeah!
Today we're in Newark, where our teams will be battling it out
in the 4,000 stalls that there are at this fair.
So, let's have a look at what to expect.
There's disagreement in the red camp.
-I quite like that but I don't think Jill does, do you?
But ultimately, they do head in the right direction
and the Blues get all sentimental.
Darling, it's not going to ruin a wonderful friendship, is it?
I love you to bits but not enough to say I like that brass candlestick!
But that's all coming up.
First though, let me explain the rules.
Each team gets £300 and an hour to shop for three items which they sell on at auction.
The team wins that makes the biggest profit
or the smallest loss! Simple, innit? Let's go and meet today's teams.
For the Reds today, we've got married couple Paddy and Jill.
And for the Blues, we've got Jean and Keith who are, apparently, just good friends!
Good. Now, moving on,
you are a retired professional footballer.
Tell us about that.
I'm originally from Hull, Tim, I played for Hull City,
got transferred to Barnsley and then to Nottingham Forest,
-where I met Mr Clough.
-Oh, did you?
-I did, yes.
-Fantastic. And what's this about you playing with Pele?
I played two seasons in America
and my only claim to fame was playing against Pele in New York.
-So you had a good time?
-You retired from professional football
-a couple of years ago.
-I wish I did, yeah!
-What have you been doing in the couple of years you've been off the game?
-For the last 18 years,
we've been running pubs and clubs, etc.
-Having a bit of fun then.
-Yeah, we have, yeah.
-Did you realise you were going to become a WAG when you hooked up with him?
-I didn't realise at the time.
They didn't call us WAGs in those days.
-What did they call you in those days?
and really, we were just very proud of our husbands playing football
-but I enjoyed every minute of it!
-I bet you did.
What do you do with your spare time?
My favourite thing is stately homes, I just love stately homes.
Is that the best bit of Bargain Hunt for you,
-when I go off to the stately homes?
-Oh, I love it!
-We'll have some of that today.
-I want you to go round a bit more.
-Yeah, yeah. I want to see a bit more.
What, less Red team and less Blue team? You can't say that,
you are the Red team!
Never mind about all this dribbling on,
how are you two going to get on today? Are you going to beat the Blues?
-I hope so.
-That's what we're going to try and do.
I would say the Blues are looking pretty scared, actually.
How did you two meet, Jean?
I went to have my hair done about 30 years ago
with this man whose reputation came before him.
And he was a brilliant hairdresser
and he's also become a very good friend.
-Well, isn't that lovely?
You are a professional television scriptwriter, retired?
-Tell us about the shows you've been involved with.
Well, I went to work with Eric Chappell, who wrote Rising Damp,
at Yorkshire Television. And he encouraged me to write.
Then we did Duty Free and Singles Night
and a play called Singles.
-And I've been involved with it for 30 years.
-And loved it. The golden age of television.
-you're a hairdresser.
-Have you always done this as a living?
Yes, always. My mother was a hairdresser
-and I just followed in her footsteps.
-Was it a bit of a clickety-click in the kitchen
and you had your conversion?
Well, I think I was about four when I was sitting on somebody's knee
while she was putting rollers or doing something.
It seemed a natural progression for me to do it.
Is that where we get the designer sideboards that continue up
-into the head?
-Well, you see, I have no hair.
I'm very beige. Unless I paint things on my face like furniture,
-you would pass me in the street without noticing!
-It's incredibly fetching.
For all I know, it will set off a new fashion across the land.
I do hope so. I might add some more zigzags yet.
They'll be known as "Keiths" whenever they're seen on the street.
You're going to do very well on Bargain Hunt today.
In fact, we're going to have a riot and to start off the riot,
here comes £300 apiece. £300. You know the rules, your experts await,
and off you go! Very, very good luck.
Anybody standing by for a Keith?
Hot off the Bargain Hunt rails today
is the ever glitzy Anita Manning,
who'll be helping out the Reds.
While the Blues will be enlightened
by the ever glistening David Barby.
Here we go, on a particularly cold day in Newark. They're off!
Guys, this is my first time at Newark, it looks so exciting!
It was a much smaller affair when I came, many years ago.
-How many years ago?
-I'm not telling you!
-You're going to start asking me my age in a minute.
-Not at all.
No sooner inside from the cold
and Keith spots a rather interesting jug.
That's very nice.
I like that one better.
I just think that's so unusual.
I'm not happy with Doulton though, I think it's dull and uninteresting.
-I like the combination of the silver plate and the ceramic.
-Yes, I do.
-The crystal ones are overdone.
-How much is it?
Got to be 80, hasn't it, for us to do anything with it.
-Ooh, it's got to be less than that.
What's the best you can do on the claret jug, please?
90, is that the best?
-We did say "the best", not the...
-That's quite a good buy.
-I like it.
-Do you think if we could get it for 80, it might be even better?
I don't sense that you're terribly...
There must be something in it if you both like it!
First of all, it's the ceramic.
-This is their studio ware.
So this was made by potters at Lambeth in London.
They had a potters' studio there and these are all designed
and the actual signature of the artist is there.
Well, let's see if we can get it for a little bit less than 90, shall we?
-Shall we talk to him?
-If we talk to him.
-If we could get it for 80...
-She's a hard woman.
Go and have a word.
Jean's not a hard woman, she's lovely!
Now, try and get it for a snip.
-What does he say, Keith?
The best he'll do is 80.
-Right, I think that's quite...
-Do you think it's good?
I like it. I'm biased because I like Doulton.
I like Doulton studio ware.
-Darling, it's not going to ruin a wonderful friendship, is it?
-We're for it!
-It's your gut feeling. I like it, you like it.
-I was drawn to it.
-Jean's got to buy the next object.
Yes, I've got to love the next object!
Ten minutes into the shop, the Blues have made their first purchase.
Well done, darlings!
Not to be outdone, the Reds have spotted a jug of their own.
That's a nice thing you've picked up.
It's not silver, it's silver plated. It's lovely.
I like the shape of it as well.
-I like the shape.
-And you like claret?
THEY ALL LAUGH
-How much would you take for it?
I don't want to pay 75 for it cos I don't think I'd make much.
Uh-huh. You can keep it in mind.
-That was a good choice, well done!
The Blues have hardly moved before another item catches their beady little eyes.
Keith, Jean noticed these.
You want to buy something that's unusual.
These are delightful little menu holders.
-These are priced at £95 the pair.
There's the silver mark there, they're French.
And they're in shapes of fans, which I think are lovely.
Are people still using things like that at their dining table?
I would love to do that cos I like a formal table.
Are we buying something that's fashionable still?
These are cabinet pieces, aren't they?
-These are collector's pieces.
-I'd love to use them! I never leave anything in my cabinet.
Shall I go and sing the aria from Madame Butterfly and see if I can get them?
-They'll probably put money on!
How much shall I try and get them for?
£95, I think we might be able to shout across to this gentleman.
Can I go...
You go, girl! Fly away, me pretty.
-Do you think she's going to be successful?
-She can flutter those eyelashes at him.
She's usually successful when she does that.
-Right, Jean, what does he say?
-He'll do them for 70.
That's a bit much. Let's have a feel of the weight.
Are we spending money too quickly?
Then it gives us a nice bit of time to look around for something more interesting.
-But I think they're lovely.
-I think they're lovely.
-Shall we go for those?
-I think we should go for those.
-What do you say, David?
-I think those are nice.
-I think there's a potential profit margin on those.
OK. Well done, darling.
Wow! Speedy shopping indeed.
That's good going.
It's going very well, we've got two items already.
Do you think we're too decisive, too impulsive?
We're spending money too quickly!
Oh, I've always been impulsive!
-And it's not my own money.
-Well, there you are.
Meanwhile, I hope the Reds aren't getting left behind.
Come on, guys.
These are a nice wee pair of salts here.
-And they're only £60.
-Oh, I like those.
Yes, I do.
-It's marked, isn't it?
-Would anybody buy that?
These are nice little items here.
-In good condition, you've got a pair.
They are hallmarked silver.
-Er, made in Birmingham.
-I like those.
-Those are nice.
That's nice. A pair, and that's good.
Get them down to 45!
-Excuse me, what's the best price you can do on those for us?
Er, I'll do £50 the pair, sir.
-45, do you think they would sell?
We're only amateurs!
OK, yes, 45.
-I think he'd have gone down to 40, the way it went!
I think he's come down well.
-I think that's a good buy.
-I think that's a good buy.
-Our first item!
So, finally the Reds are shaking things up.
The salts are their first buy.
Now it looks like Jean might be getting brassed off with David.
I hate it.
-I hate it.
-It's a little camp.
-Don't you think?
I think that is good but if you don't like it,
we can always come back to it.
I love you to bits but not enough to say I like that brass candlestick!
We're now 25 minutes into the shopping.
I hope David isn't getting on Jean's wick.
I was just saying I always get mixed up with dominant women
and Jean is showing that dominant side today.
Do you like being dominated? That's more to the question.
There you are, look.
Let's see how good you are!
Here you are, I'm from Glasgow, I should know how to do it.
Good header, Anita!
You'll be signing up for Celtic next.
I'm dafter than him! Tell me about this football.
Well it's gone up £5, I think!
Brings back memories.
Now, here's something to take their eye off the ball.
Not for £70, no.
-What are those?
-No. They're opera glasses but they're not silver.
But these are lovely.
That is the original wallet. A good retailer,
Hatton Garden, it's a posh, posh place.
They're not silver but these little things do well in auction.
And they've got scenes of deer, a stag there
and some hounds, so it's a hunting scene.
-I think that these are nice.
-Shall we ask?
-Are they working?
-You like them?
-I do, yes.
-Yes, I do.
I think they're very nice and I don't think it's too dear.
-What has he got on them? 70.
Excuse me, what was your best price for these?
-I do like them and I know that these things...
-60 quid then.
-I think you might make a profit on that.
These things do well in auction.
-Can we do that for 60 square?
Shake your hand, thank you.
Two down then.
-Two in the net.
Yep. 2-0 up!
-Two in the...
I love your accent. I don't have an accent!
No, no, no. Queen's English.
Actually, Paddy, it's now 2-2.
It's going absolutely wonderfully well.
They're quite decisive, they've chosen two items
really all by themselves
and I'm wondering if I'll have enough money to get him that ball
for the bonus buy but I don't know.
40 minutes in now, and silky smooth David has something up his sleeve.
Right, this is a complete...
Something completely different, away from pottery and glass.
Coventry Steven silk pictures.
What do you think of these?
They're all woven in silk on a Jacquard loom.
They were first produced by Thomas Stevens.
He made little slips for bookmarks
and then developed the ribbon industry into producing these.
This one is interesting. Now, why's it interesting?
-What does it say?
-Oh, I haven't got my glasses on, you tell me.
It's trains, trains are going through...
"The Present Time. 60 miles an hour."
Yes, doing 60 miles an hour.
It's wonderful, that tall stack.
So we're looking round about the 1880, 1890 period.
And what's written on the back?
On the back, there's a presentation inscription.
"To Father on your 70th birthday, May Ellen."
-I think that's lovely.
Not Sue Ellen from Dallas!
Let's have a look on the other side.
"The Good Old Days", that's a coach scene.
Those are very good, I love that one.
-Anybody interested in railways...
-Is going to go for that.
-Two, you get the pair.
There's a lovely inscription on the back.
-I know, "To Father..."
Just two, are there just two?
There's two of them. What's the best price on these, sir?
-On the two?
-Is that your very best?
-You didn't ask me my very best, you only said "best"!
That comes the third time!
Darling, darling, tell me, how low could you go?
Cheeky madam! You go, girl.
Go on, tell me.
We'll say 110 then.
Do it for 100...
Go on, then.
-Right, now what do you think?
-People have got to know what they are.
-Do you think we might make any money on them?
-They won't be a major leader on making the big profit, no.
-No, I don't think so.
But I can see where you're going with them.
-Let's come back on these, shall we?
-Let's come back.
Time's moving on, but here's a question for you.
When was the last time you went to St Ives,
in sunny Cornwall?
Well, if you have been to St Ives, you may have visited the gallery
of the great Barbara Hepworth,
one of the most celebrated 20th-century British sculptors.
A friend of Moore and famous for modernism.
Moore's and Hepworth's modernist sculpture though,
tended to take the form of abstract human bodies.
This has less of the abstract human body about it
and more of the cubist form, so it probably dates from a slightly earlier period.
The sculptor I would like you to think about
when looking at this, is actually a Lithuanian called Lipchitz.
Lipchitz was an early cubist sculptor
who took a simple block of stone
and chiselled to create forms that are not dissimilar to this form,
which fair takes my breath away, I have to tell you,
because I think it's so incredibly clever.
Apart from the manual dexterity of literally chipping away
to create these smooth forms,
how does the inspiration come to you?
Because this is so complicated. Pablo Picasso was the man
who popularised Cubism early in the 20th century,
and this Lithuanian, Lipchitz, translated it into stone.
What's all this got to do with Newark international antiques and collectors fair,
I hear you say.
I've selected this because it's an object that you can find here,
sitting on a tarmac driveway just down the way.
It's here for sale.
What would this complicated stone-form object cost you
here in Newark, today?
£100, I say. If it was by the great Lipchitz,
a piece of carved cubist stone like this
could make, at auction, the top end of £350,000.
Do you invest £100 in a piece of stone
that's so beautifully carved, it could be by the great Lipchitz?
I think you probably do.
We're not expecting a six-figure sum out of our teams today.
Two figures will do.
Is that a silly item up there?
Do you like dogs or do you just like silly items?
What do you think about that?
I quite like that but I don't think Jill does, do you?
Well, it's unusual, isn't it?
-Well, tribal art..
-Seriously, we don't like it, do we.
Tribal art is not one of my strengths.
It certainly is an interesting item.
-Your wife doesn't like it.
Just do what your wife tells you!
Oh, to be henpecked, Paddy!
Jean's at it again!
You couldn't give me a ridiculously low price on that, could you?
No. I can give you a price
-but it wouldn't be a ridiculously low one.
-Do you like that clock, Jean?
I love it, yes. Don't you?
You don't, do you?
It's not my taste but it's not up to me, it's what you consider is going to sell at auction.
I think that might be a limited sale, limited people.
No, I can't have it, that's answered of the question, I can't have it.
And we thought he was a nice man when we came on!
Ah well, Jean, you can't always get everything you want.
OK, we're running out of time here, guys.
What about these Doulton vases here?
Doulton and it's quite a humorous subject here.
We have a fat old friar.
-Maybe Friar Tuck of Nottingham?
He's having a swig.
-He is, yeah.
-They're different, aren't they?
-They're quite interesting.
£140, I wouldn't have thought there'd be much money in them.
Well, see what we can get.
It's good stoneware.
Jill's not too keen, but can a price reduction convince her otherwise?
Could you come to 100 on them?
-I'll do 100.
-What do you think?
You need to make your mind up, Reds! And you Blues need to be hasty too.
There's only three minutes left.
We've got to make a decision.
We can't go on looking, just wandering down, doing nothing.
-You've got the brass candlestick or you've got the Stevengraphs.
-Stevengraphs for me.
-I think yes.
OK, I'll go and get them.
Well done, David. So come on, Jill, what's the score?
-Yes, I think we'll go for them.
-We'll get these then.
Jill thinks it's over!
Well, it is now.
We'll go for these then, thank you very much.
Will you wrap them up for us? OK.
-Or, as they do in football, aahh!
-Right, there we are.
I deserve a cup of tea, I don't know about you two.
We trust you implicitly, yes, you do deserve tea.
What am I... What have I got to do with these?
-I'll take them.
You've got to sell them, darling!
That's it, time's up. Let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.
HORN TUNE AGAIN
The Reds had a ball and spent £45
on two silver salts.
They focused £60 of their budget on a pair of opera glasses.
And they spent £100 on a pair of Royal Doulton vases.
Every time Anita goes out, she seems to have fun.
I don't know what's going on round here!
-Seriously, it's been good, hasn't it, Paddy?
-I've really enjoyed it.
-Which is your favourite bit?
-The opera glasses.
-The opera glasses are your favourite. Jill, what about you?
-I just enjoyed spending it all
and looking at everything. I love the salt cellars we got.
-Salt cellars are your favourite.
-How much did you spend?
-£205. £95 do I spy there?
£95 going straight to Anita. What are you going to spend it on?
Something that will give them a lot of fun.
-What, more fun?
Is that possible?
No second guessing, all will be revealed later!
Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the Blue team bought, eh?
The Blues poured £80
into a Doulton Lambeth claret jug.
They forked out £70 on a pair
of 19th-century silver menu holders.
Finally, they blew £100
on a pair of silk Stevengraphs.
We enjoyed it, we didn't feel railroaded into anything,
-we felt that was our own decision.
-And it was your choice...
Did I hear "railroaded"?
Would you be railroaded by Mr Barby, I ask you?
Yes, but we bought these lovely little railroad pictures, didn't we?
-Anyway, you've had a good time?
-How much did you spend all round?
-We spent £250.
Did you? That's a good amount. Which is your favourite piece, Jean?
My favourite piece... Oh, the little menu holders.
-The little fan menu holders.
-That's your favourite.
-That's my favourite.
-What about you, Keith?
-I like the claret jug,
-I felt I had to make Jean warm to that.
-Took a little persuading, didn't it, David?
-Yes, it did.
She got there in the end!
-Who's got the £50?
-I have the £50.
The £50, thank you very much, which I give straight across...
-Thank you very much.
-..to David Barby.
-What are you going to spend it on?
Well, I thought something colourful like brassware!
-Not the brass candlestick!
-I won't inflict that on you!
Anyway, good luck, David. Good luck, team.
Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere absolutely splendiferous.
Deep in the forests of Selkirk is Bowhill House,
home to the Scotts of Buccleuch, who rose to eminence in the 16th century,
thanks to dashing exploits in border raids.
The Scott clan have an illustrious pedigree,
including a blood line to Mary, Queen of Scots.
When Charles II's illegitimate son, James, married into the family,
he became the first Duke Of Buccleuch.
And the title and Scott name continue to this day.
Bowhill is now looked after by the 10th duke and open to the public,
so we can all take a peek at the fine works of art
and prized heirlooms that have been handed down
through successive generations.
In 1814, Charles, 4th Duke of Buccleuch,
commissioned his architect to extend the wings of the house,
including this grand dining room.
What could be grander to have in your dining room
but the largest silver wine cooler
that you could possibly imagine?
Isn't it extraordinary?
A piece of silver commissioned by Queen Anne
as a piece of ambassadorial plate in 1711.
But just look at the scale of this thing!
How many bottles would you fit inside to cool down?
50? Half a tonne of ice and the whole thing weighs
a cool 2,000 ounces.
The scale of the silver in the dining room just gets better and better.
I mean, look at this baby!
It must be six foot tall
when it's off its plinth and it weighs in at a cool 3,000 ounces.
Commissioned by the 5th duke in 1830,
from the silversmith Garrard.
And apart from being of exquisite quality,
what's fun about it is it tells the story
of the legend of the origins of the Buccleuch family name.
In Scotland, a "cleuch" is a steep, narrow ravine.
In the legend, one day an ancient Scottish king was hunting deer,
and a young buck jumped out in the middle of the cleuch and was about to attack him.
But into the fore leaps our hero, our muscular young man,
whose family name was Scott, from whom the Buccleuchs are descended,
physically restrained the young deer
and flung it over his shoulder,
earning the term "Buck...cleuch",
hence Buccleuch, hence their family name.
How sweet is that?
The big question today is, of course,
over at the auction. Is it going to be buck or bust?
Well, it's lovely to be in Market Harborough,
with our auctioneer of the moment, Mark Gilding.
-How very nice to see you.
-Very good to see you.
Lovely to be back, actually.
Now, we've got some interesting gear today.
Kicking off with the Reds with these silver salts.
Yes, they're probably the most boring lot that they bought.
-They're kind of standard things, aren't they?
-They are, yes.
Frames with silver piercing and little ball feet.
They are what they are at the end of the day.
-What's your estimate on those?
Perfect. £45 paid.
-They paid the right price and with any luck, will make a wee profit
which would be lovely.
Next up are these very unusual opera glasses.
When was the last time you went to the opera
and took glasses with you that are covered in stags?
-Weird, isn't it?
-It's a while since I went to the opera,
let alone with some stag opera glasses.
-I think they're a fun lot.
-Quite well decorated,
and in a good original box.
-Do you think they're going to go well?
-I think £60-£80.
Good man. £60 paid.
Complete in their case, that is the right price to pay.
Lastly, the Doulton series ware vases, any good?
-Unfortunately, one of them does have a crack in it...
..which is going to put the perfectionists off, of course.
But Royal Doulton is still collectable, although prices aren't as strong as they have been.
So, where do you pitch those then?
-Ah, they paid £100.
There we go.
So what they got with one hand, they might lose with the other!
In which case, they're going to need their bonus buy,
so let's go and have a look at it.
Paddy, Jill, you spent a magnificent £205, I'm so proud of you.
You gave £95 to the Manning, what did she go off and buy?
-Well, there was only one thing in the fair I could have bought for Paddy.
I used to play with one of these, years ago.
I thought that must be for you.
It's probably an American one,
made by Epic Sports. There's probably 18 pieces of leather
making up that football.
I read that in a book but I know nothing about football!
Well, you're probably right.
-But it's not that old, is it?
-It's not that old.
-What did you pay?
I paid £50 for it!
-That's a lot of money!
-I know but I couldn't resist it.
Let's just hope it's not going to be offside.
Anyway, you don't pick right now, you choose later,
after the sale of your first three items. For the audience at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Anita's ball.
-Well, let's dribble in with this.
-How do you rate it?
-I think it's a fun-looking thing,
everything about it says a bit of age
but not as old as it's meant to be.
-Is it a reproduction?
-It is a repro one.
-Anyway, it reminds you of the great game.
It isn't directly associated with any great game.
-What's it worth, do you think?
-£20 or £30.
Uh-oh. £50. She could get kicked into touch with that!
Anyway, that's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
What have they got to start off with?
The Doulton claret jug.
-That's a handsome thing, isn't it?
-It is a good-looking lump of Doulton,
the silver plate's not been over-polished. A good lot.
A good lot. How much?
£80 paid. I think £80 in a fair is pretty cheap, don't you?
I think that's good value for money, that one.
Something going well.
Jean fell in love with the silver fan-form menu holders.
-Do you rate them?
I think they're quite good, quite well cast and the engraving's quite good.
They're a good-looking lot.
And displaying magnificently a beautiful card for us today,
-don't you think?
-I think it's incredible.
Seriously, if you weren't using them as menu holders,
really, really nice things to put a modern photograph in.
Absolutely, then save them for your weekends of fine dining!
Absolutely, dual purpose!
On that happy note, how much?
-OK, they paid 70. But if I had a punt
as to what might fly out of this little tribe,
I think they might do quite well.
Now, the Stevengraphs. I always think, slightly yesterday's collectable,
-without being rude about them.
-One of them titled "The Good Old Days",
I mean, that's exactly the good old days when everybody wanted these
and we're no longer there.
-I like the one with the train, don't you?
the train's going to be the thing that draws in the collectors.
Yes, right. What's your estimate?
I've put 50-70.
They paid 100. I think they paid just a tad too much
but still, we'll see.
In which case, they're going to need their bonus buy. Let's go and have a look at it.
Jean and Keith, this is exciting.
You spent £250, super duper.
You gave the £50 to David Barby, who's been off to buy you a bonus buy.
I almost spent the lot, Tim.
-I bought this.
This is a piece of Monart glass, it's Scottish art glass.
What I like about it is this inclusion of gilt fleck
and all these other pink and white and green. It's so beautiful.
Do handle it, it's quite a tactile piece.
-I like that.
-I love that.
-I like the gold flecks.
-You like that?
-You may save our bacon with this!
Well, it was £50, less 5, so 45.
It was within the margin that you gave me.
-Do you think there's any profit in that?
-I think a £20-£25 profit.
-I hope so.
-I can feel that.
-Where do you feel it?
-In the gilt.
-Oh, do you?
That's all right.
Well, I can't help it if you're "gilty"!
On that happy note, are you happy, guys?
-You choose after the sale of your first three items.
Now, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about
David's Monart bowl.
Well, there we go, Mark, that's kind of handsome, isn't it?
It is, it's a very good bit of glass.
It's clever though, isn't it? The more you look at it,
these rolls and scrolls of the creamy styrations
as they kind of go into the green is clever.
And then you get this gold aventurine sprinkling through it.
-It's a sophisticated object.
-It is, yeah.
OK, what's your pitch at that?
Probably been a bit mean with this, I like it the more I see it. 40-60.
Fair enough. The cunning fox, Barby, paid £45 as his bonus buy.
You're saying 40-60, you reckon that's a modest estimate.
-So it might make 80.
-It could indeed.
If it takes off on the internet, it might make £120.
-We're going to have some excitement today, yes?
-I think so.
I think so.
-OK, team, happy?
Tell me, Paddy, is this a bit like the beginning of a football match?
-Are you a bit nervous?
-I am actually.
It's the first time I've been to an auction.
-The first time you've been to an auction?
-It never is.
-You're an auction virgin.
-What about you, Jill? Are you virginal or not?
We've got two virgins!
Your first lot are the salts with the glass liners, here they come.
Lot 50, the pair of oval silver salts.
1920, with clear glass liners. Bidding opens here at £20.
£20 I'm bid for the pair of these, at 20. 22, 25,
28, 28 I'm bid then. Bid at 28,
30, bid in the room at 32...
35, it's against you, internet, 38.
38 on the internet, good old internet.
38, you're out in the room then, it's with the internet at 38.
38 I'm bid then, at 38, to the internet then,
38, that's not so good, that's minus 7.
Well, bad luck on that.
Your bank has gone!
Now, opera glasses.
The velvet-lined case and bidding on my books here
open at £30.
£30 for the pair of these and the box.
32, 35, 38,
40, £40 bid then, at 40.
For the pair and the box, at £40 I'm bid, at 42...
42 bid then, at 42. My bids are out here and it's with the internet
and you're all out in the room as well. At £42,
I'm bid then and I will sell.
HE BANGS GAVEL
£42... That's minus £18 on that.
That's not good, is it?
-Dear, oh dear, oh dear.
A pair of Royal Doulton series ware vases,
bidding here, again I'm going to start at 30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 42.
42 for the pair of these, at 45, 48, 50, 5, 60,
5, 70, 5...
75 here and you're out.
75 bid in the middle.
At 75 then, away to the room at 75.
Oh no, he's done it. £75, that's minus 25.
Overall, that's minus £50.
-I don't like the look of this!
What is going on here?
I mean, I know we had the crack in the vases but those opera glasses were perfect and very unusual.
Disappointed, very disappointed.
What are you going to do about the football?
Are you going to have a go at that?
-You've got to be careful here, guys.
-We'll go for it.
-You're not, are you sure about that?
-Jill's determined. OK, we're not going with the bonus buy.
But we're going to sell it anyway and here it comes.
A leather football, marked "Epic Sports"...
..and a good start for this one, £40, I'm bid.
£40, I'm bid, at 40.
At 40 then, selling away. 42 with the internet.
55, 55 bid, at 55, 60.
My bids are out now, it's £60 and I'm selling to the internet,
£60, I'm afraid to say,
is plus £10!
What do you know about football?
What do you know about footballs?!
Anyway, there we go, it's all a lot of footballs really.
So, overall, you are minus £50.
But that could be a winning score so just don't talk to the Blues.
Now, Jean, Keith, do you know how the Reds got on?
-No, you don't want to know, I tell you.
-Anyway, so, are you happy?
-Are you confident?
-Anyway, first up is the Doulton claret jug,
which I think is fab and here it comes.
The Doulton Lambeth stoneware jug, 1877,
with plated mounts and £50 is my opening bid.
£50 I'm bid, here at 50.
At £50 I'm bid here on the book, at £50.
55... Against you, internet,
it's in the room at 55. At 55 I'm bid, at 55.
60 I'll take. At 55 I'm bid, it's here to sell.
Selling at 55...
HE BANGS GAVEL
Dear, oh dear, oh dear!
55! That's minus 25!
How can that be?
71, pair of French silver fan-shaped pedestal menu holders,
with cast and chased decoration,
and more bids here, 18, 20, 22, 25.
25 bid, 28, 30,
32, 35, 38, 40,
42, 45, 48.
48 I'm bid then, at 48...
50 do I see? At 48 I'm bid.
50 with the internet.
60? For you, internet... It's £55 in the room.
At 55 I'm bid then. Fair warning, internet. 60,
65, £65 I'm bid, at 65.
At 65 then, at 65.
Internet's out then, and selling at 65.
HE BANGS GAVEL
-That's not so bad, £65.
Anyway, that's minus £5. Minus 30 overall.
Now, Stevengraphs, stand by.
With original mounts and in the frames,
bidding opens with me at £45.
45 bid now, 50, 55, 60,
5, you're both out, 70, 5, 80,
At £90, I'm bid at 90.
5 I'll take. Telephone, are you bidding?
WOMAN ON PHONE: Do you want to bid?
-She's got a phone bid.
-We're in the money!
-This is getting exciting!
Come on, come on.
You're both out then, it's 130 here then, at 130.
With the telephone at 130 and selling at 130.
HE BANGS GAVEL
Oh, £130. £130 is plus £30, which means
you've got nothing!
That's the story of my life!
Twice the story of mine!
You've got no profit, you've got no loss.
What you've got is a white face, all right?
Which is pretty good, isn't it?
-Not too bad, though.
-This is a ridiculous business.
You've got absolutely nothing after all that, all that flimflam.
-What are you going to do...
-We had a good time out of it!
Listen, what about this bowl then. Are we going with the bowl?
-We're going with the bowl, we love the bowl.
-We really like the bowl.
-Is Barby clever to find that bowl or not?
He is our hero. We're going with the bonus buy, aren't we?
-We're going with the bonus buy.
-Here it comes.
A Monart shallow glass circular bowl.
And bidding opens on the book here at £25.
28, 30, 32...
32, 35, 38,
40, 42, 45...
45 here then, at 45, on my right.
Can't stop here!
45 and selling to the room at 45.
You got nothing again!
-You've still got...
-All this way for nothing!
-Hours getting lost in that car!
-Hundreds of miles getting here...
-You've got nothing!
-I blame the navigator.
-Right, well, listen.
-Well, it could have been a loss, couldn't it?
Could have been. You've got absolutely nothing.
Now listen, nothing could be a winning score.
-Keep very quiet.
-Don't say a word to those Reds.
Well, well, well, well, well. Who would have predicted the result today?
Impossible, isn't it?
-Reds, do you know how the Blues were doing? Blues, do you know how the Reds were doing?
-No. No idea.
This is all going to be fresh news to you.
It's no news that I'm afraid no team today
are wandering home with profits.
So that is the first bit of news.
The second bit of news is we don't have losers any more on Bargain Hunt, we only have runners-up.
The runners-up today are, by a convincing margin,
I'm sorry to tell you this, Reds, minus £50.
Stop cackling, you lot.
-Cackling with glee!
Some days it's good days, and some days it's average days, right?
And today, I'm afraid, at auction, it was only average.
But you've been a smashing team.
-We've enjoyed it.
-I hope you've enjoyed it.
-We had a super time.
-We've loved having the three of you on our show.
But the victors today, by a substantial margin,
are the Blues, who managed to win by scoring absolutely nothing.
They have a zero score. Isn't that brilliant?
-Such hard work!
-Such hard work
to go through all this process and get absolutely nowhere.
That took a lot of doing.
Doesn't happen so often, so congratulations for that.
-Have you had a nice time, Jean?
-Keith, has it been good for you?
-We've loved having you.
It's been such fun, join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Bargain Hunt comes from Newark, where the red and blue teams attempt to find keenly priced antiques and collectables to sell at auction.
Expertise comes in the form of David Barby and Anita Manning and Tim makes a visit to Bowhill House in the Scottish borders.