The antiques contest comes from the Edinburgh Fair, with experts Paul Laidlaw and Charles Hanson. Tim travels to Pollok House to investigate a collection of gaming tables.
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Today we're in Edinburgh,
capital of Scotland and home to the Royal Mile.
The big question today is, are our teams prepared to go that extra mile
in order to make a right royal profit?
Let's go bargain hunting! Yes!
Welcome to the Highland Centre.
In the spirit of the Edinburgh Tattoo,
let me try and drum the rules into you.
Each team has to find three items
and each team is given £300,
and they have to do it in just one hour.
So a quick march is advisable.
That's the drill, but how well it's performed remains to be seen.
Here's a taster of what's coming up. Boom-boom!
On today's show, the Reds lose their touch...
-Where was she again?
-I think it's just up here.
Maybe it's not. I'm lost now!
We've got ten minutes to go.
..whereas the Blues get a good grasp.
Naughty nutcrackers. I'm sorry!
Am I going to have to take you in hand?
That'd be nice!
But is it their purchases that get out of hand?
She is so bad...
..that she is good!
Let's meet the teams.
For the Red Team today, we've got partners Simon and Louisa,
and for the Blues, we've got Lynn and Gladys. Welcome.
-Very nice to see you all.
Simon, how did you end up together?
Well, me and Louisa met through a mutual friend.
We had a slightly tempestuous start
when I made an off-hand comment about Louisa's height.
But that didn't slow us down.
Boom, we were going out!
-What do you do for a living?
-I produce music.
-I also DJ around the UK and Europe.
And during the week, I teach people to make music, as well, from my studio in Glasgow.
Sometimes, Si let's me name his tracks.
So we've had Shoogle, Kerfuffle, Canoodle.
But he's stopped letting me now!
He doesn't let me any more!
What does the word shoogle mean?
-It's a Scottish word.
-Oh, is it?
So, if you shoogle along, you shuffle about, do you?
-It's a bit like that.
It's quite a pronounced wiggle, then?
So, Louisa, you're a social worker, but with clumsy tendencies.
That's true. I'm known around my friends for being quite clumsy.
I've walked into walls, walked into a lamppost.
I've also run into a glass door that was shut and fallen right back.
-I think it's because I'm small.
-I've got less time to save myself.
-Do you reckon that's what it is?
Now, how do you both think you're going to get on today?
-Si's got an eye for a bargain.
I've got an eye for a bargain, but not well-versed in antiques.
-We're just here to have fun.
-Well, good luck.
-BOTH: Thank you.
Now for the Blues. Lynn...
-How did you two become friends?
Well, I moved down to the area in East Lothian,
a little fishing village called Dunbar,
two years ago,
and I set up my own hairdressing salon there,
-and Gladys was one of my first customers that came in.
-Gladys has always got a funny story or a dirty joke.
So she keeps me and my customers very amused!
Now, Gladys, it says here that you were a credit controller before you retired.
What do you get up to now?
I live in a complex with elderly people, some older than myself,
and we have a great social life because the committee's great
and they organise allsorts for us.
In fact, Friday night we had a 90th birthday party.
-That was a rave-up, I bet!
-It was wonderful.
One of the ladies is 90, she plays table tennis.
-So, what do you collect between you?
-I collect absolutely everything and anything!
-A houseful of clutter?
-Getting that way. I love treasures.
-What about you?
-I'm the opposite. I've moved to a small place. I've got hardly anything.
-But you're keen to get out shopping today?
-I'm keen to get out all the time. I'll love it.
This is your moment, because I'm about to give you your money.
-£300 apiece. There we go, £300.
You know the rules. Your experts await.
Off you go! Very, very, very good luck.
Well, such surprises!
And it's no surprise we have experts for our teams.
The musical Reds have the no-so-pitch-perfect
but always fabulous Charles Hanson.
And not one to miss a beat for the Blues...
Hey, they're my drums! ..it's Paul Laidlaw.
As we say up here, what's on the messages list today?
Well, the messages list has to have something Oriental.
You're the "it" couple. What's the plan?
I think we're going to try and look for some jewellery, maybe.
Gold, silver or Art Deco.
Man alive! Could you be more specific?
We'd better get going! Let's do this thing!
-Yes, that's fine.
-Come on, then.
So it's jewellery for the Reds,
and our friends from the salon certainly know what style they're after.
And for our DJ and his lady, Charles is the first on the dance floor.
If you want a fine ladies' wristwatch...
What you've got is a ladies' pocketwatch, mounted onto a bracelet.
-You can take that off?
You twist those two sides, out it comes.
-What you've got is a really pretty ladies' timepiece.
-It is lovely.
-It's 18-carat gold.
It's a really weighty, small, compact ladies' pocketwatch.
And this bracelet is nine-carat gold.
-Has it been weighed at all?
-As soon as you walk away, it will be!
18-carat gold... I'll guess there's seven grams in that.
What's the best price on this?
-Er, altogether, for both of them?
-What do you think?
-I actually really like it.
I really like it. I suppose what I'm thinking is, "That's an awful lot of money."
What's your absolute best price?
-Would you take £200 for it and give us £10 discount?
Look at me! You're a good guy!
200, because I'm a nice guy, and you're not going to scrap it.
This hour is so early!
-It'd be two-thirds of our money.
All I can say is, for £200, I say buy it.
It's two-thirds of our spends in the first five minutes.
It's like scoring a hat-trick in the first minute!
And this guy is scratching his head before the deal is done!
I had a full head of hair when you arrived!
-Let's buy it.
Because we love it so, and we love you, as well!
-Shake his hand. I think we got a really good bargain.
-Cheers. Thanks very much.
I'm a bit nervous. I'm never normally so forward!
You can't change your tune now, Charles.
Gird your loins and hold fast.
Speaking of firm loins, what's Gladys grasped?
These look quite interesting.
-What is that, legs?
Or legs. Pretty legs and...buttocks.
Gladys knows what she likes.
-This is kinky.
-Gladys has found a kinky item!
-Very well. I'm sorry.
-Gladys, am I going to have to take you in hand?
-That'd be nice!
-£24. It's too much.
-£20 too much.
-On a serious note...
-Let's call it erotica.
There's money in it at the classic, sophisticated end,
not at the brass-leg nutcracker end.
LYNN LAUGHS I would say, let's just vamoose!
-Put it back.
-I'm going to cry.
-You can come back...
I'm not doing this any more!
Paul, crushed Gladys' hopes
like Brazils in a nutcracker.
Look at Charlie. He knows how to keep the ladies happy.
-What do you think of that?
-Yes, it's nice!
You don't like it, do you?
-It is pretty, yes.
-It is wonderful quality.
Japanese. Probably 1930s.
Importantly, you look at that condition, to me, it's 70 years old
and I can't see any chips or rubbing or wear.
-70 years old? It's beautiful, isn't it?
It's so elegant, it's so sophisticated
and the price isn't a lot.
-Is that for it all?
-For the whole lot I think.
-Hello, madam. We're admiring your wonderful Noritake tea set, aren't we?
How much is it for the lot?
-I could only do 50.
-There we go.
-It's a good price.
The only thing I'm thinking is, we've not got that much money left.
But we are going very well. Let's not perhaps be too eager.
-Let's have a think about it.
-ALL: Thank you.
-LADY: It's lovely. It is lovely.
Our musical pair are setting the tempo
with one played and another cued up.
Come on, Blues.
-I'm intrigued as to what these are!
-Knife rests for the table.
-Is that what they are?
If they were silver, I'd be rather impressed,
but I doubt they will be.
-I've never seen anything like that before.
-My word! They're like dumbbells.
Have a look at that.
-Those are rather interesting, aren't they?
-I like them! I've never seen anything like it.
-Actually, where is she?
I've got something, as well.
-How much are the knife rests?
-Do you like them?
-I do like them.
85. So a pair of silver and ivory knife rests...
Very geometric. Don't they feel a bit modern?
-They're very tactile, aren't they?
-And they're old.
But they're too expensive in my opinion.
Is there any... I mean, I like these,
they're just a little bit out of where we need to be.
-I think that's my high estimate.
-Mm. Small increments, isn't it?
70, then. We'll take it down to 70, but not any more.
-Let me think about it.
-Think about these, yes?
-I think they're a wee bit of a gamble.
-Come back, I might be negotiable!
-Could you be more negotiable now?
-I'll sell them for 60, then.
That's £10 more than I wanted to pay, but they're classy things.
-Shake the lady's hand.
-It was a pleasure.
-Thanks for that!
£60 for Edwardian knife rests?
That's a snip for our hairdresser. Boom-boom!
"When in doubt, you abstain."
-This is Dalton stone-glazed stoneware.
It's quite expensive. I'll guess it's probably about...
I'll guess at 165.
-Yes. 140. So it's enough. It's a lovely...
"When you doubt, abstain." And it says here "Drink by measure."
Three handles for each of us!
-To drink to the success of our wonderful watch!
-It's really nice!
-But it's a long way to go.
-After that fob watch, you'll have to abstain.
-We've only got how much?
-For two items.
Ahh! It's a tricky business.
And to make it more difficult, over half the shopping time has already gone.
Do you know what I like? You've picked it up!
-I was just about to say...
-I was thinking it was something to match our dining table!
Wouldn't it just? Can you imagine?
-What is it?
-That holds the bone on your leg of lamb or whatever.
-If you really don't want to get your hands dirty!
-It's a great thing, isn't it?
-It is. I like it. It's quirky.
-Is it dear?
-It says £30 on it.
Your problem is, no-one knows what to do with them.
You buy it on impulse, it never leaves the drawer, does it?
-Shall we put it back?
-Is there any big slack in your price?
I'll do 23.
-Would you take...
-Wait a minute, We've been here before!
-..15 for it?
20. 20's the lot.
She was hot on the trot! That's about three seconds after he...!
Well, you did ask! She did what she was told!
-Thank you very much! Thank you!
We've got, what, just over £200 left?
-We've got a lot of money to spend now.
-We've got big bucks.
-Good. Well, let's go, then.
-Let's go and spend it!
With two down, suddenly the Blues have the advantage
over the cash-strapped Reds.
Two more things to find.
-18 minutes to go.
-The clock is on.
-Si quite likes this.
-For some reason, I was drawn to this little jug.
That looks to me to be a... little brown jug.
Oh, it says so! THEY LAUGH
-Why? What about this little brown jug, Simon, with all the wonderful arts here?
-I don't know!
Because it is a little brown jug and it says it right on it.
-It's just slightly quirky.
-How much is it?
-OK. Well, you know, Simon,
there's always one! THEY LAUGH
It's obviously a Dartmouth Pottery.
Is it marked on the bottom at all?
Yes, it says Dartmouth Pottery. That's OK.
And it is what it is!
-Do you think it would make money?
-It's a little token. It's sweet.
-What do you think?
-If we get this, it leaves us some money for the Noritake
-and some money for Charles.
-That sounds like we're one big, happy family!
-What's the best on this? Go on, Simon.
-What have I got on it?
-Would you be able to do it for £5?
-I'm sure, yes. Absolutely.
Go lower! Go lower!
What about £3?
-Oh, have it for three!
-Thanks very much! Thank you!
Well, if we can't make money on a £3 buy, I shall be gobsmacked.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks very much.
Gosh, from £200 to £3.
This DJ likes to mix it up!
Uh-oh! What's Lynn spotted now?
I've got to ask the question, your kitsch geisha lamp,
is it dear? It can't be dear.
I could do it for £45.
I think it's absolutely mad and I love it.
-I do love it.
-I-I'm with you.
-But not at that price.
Have we an opinion? Are we wasting time or are we going somewhere?
We'll come back to that because we're looking for something, um...
Gladys isn't keen on the lamp!
Can you keep that for ten minutes and we'll come back?
Come on, Gladys, have your say.
There's 20 minutes left, so I think that works.
10 minutes scout and we can come back and...
-See you in ten! Cheers!
But don't leave it too late. Decisions need to be made.
Don't they, Reds?
I think we should just go and get the...
-What do we think?
-What do you think?
-The Noritake was nice.
-I do like it.
-Where was she again?
-Just over here.
-No, it's back up that way.
We can go over there and see, but I'm pretty sure it's that way.
There isn't time to get lost!
-Are you sure?
-Simon, this way!
-Let's hope she's right!
-It's literally up the top there!
-Where was it?
-I think it's just up here.
-Are you sure? I don't think it was.
-Oh, no. Maybe it's not.
Louisa's got her DJ in a spin.
-We've got ten minutes to go!
-We might have to make an announcement over the tannoy.
"Could one Noritake tea set make its way to reception?"!
I'm lost now!
While the Reds work out which way to go,
there's no doubt who is steering the Blues.
We've got to reign in Lynn. She is very much in the driving seat, is she not?
Gladys - a riot!
When she opens her mouth, it's hilarious!
I feel like I'm buying everything
-and I keep seeing all these things that I love!
-I hate to tell you, but you are!
I've got to give Gladys some encouragement
and see if we can bag something gutsy to her taste.
I don't like the lampshades, but never mind, we'll have it.
-OK, then. Thank you.
-You're my friend.
-You're my friend.
Looks like Paul's missed his chance for Gladys.
The Reds, however, have chanced upon their tea set with only a few minutes left.
Oh, yes! Here it is!
-We really like it,
but we were wondering if you could come down any on the price?
-I cannae do it.
-Would you meet us at halfway at 45, when your original offer was 50?
-You'll do that?
-I'll do that.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
-Thanks very much! Thank you.
-OK. That's fine.
-That's it, guys.
-You've done it. £45! Put it there!
'Well played, Reds.'
'Now, can our chums from the salon trim something off this lamp?'
Does it hold up under scrutiny?
That's the best buy you'll make this weekend! Guaranteed! A winner!
-I had 65 on it. Come on, I'll do it for 40.
You're cutting my throat here!
-Would you take 30?
-No! We'll be taking home a broken wage packet, never mind take 30!
-35 is the absolute death, right?
-What do you think, Paul?
-No! Come on, listen! Go on!
-She's a pensioner!
-I know! Listen!
I'm saving that for a wig.
I need 35.
-You're choking me here!
-Can we do it for 32?
-32.50, yes? 32.20.
-You're supposed to say -
-Are we agreeing?
-We are agreeing.
-Right, that's us!
-Thank you very much! 32.50.
-You'll have us in the poor house, I swear to God!
I love it. I really love it. Do you love it?
As I said, Gladys knows what she likes...and doesn't like.
Well done, Blues.
Stand easy, troops, because time's up!
Let's remind ourselves what the Red Team bought.
The Reds were the first to get on down.
In a brave move,
they spent two-thirds of their cash straight off
on a half-hunter fob watch.
The watch and chain is our big buy, our star buy.
I'm convinced it'll give us a £100 profit.
Then, from one extreme to the next,
Simon picked out this Dartmouth pottery jug for a measly £3.
Oh, yes. Here it is.
And when they finally found the Noritake tea set,
they snapped it up for £45.
The Noritake tea set ought to make a small profit.
You're not getting too self-congratulatory, are you?
-Just a wee bit!
-It's called pride before a fall!
Now, Simon, how much did you spend all round?
-We spent £248.
-Sounds like quite a lot, doesn't it?
-It's a splendid amount.
248. I'd like, please, £52 of leftover lolly.
Thank you. That's all there. There you go, Charles.
Little challenge. One or two boxes of chocs!
I want to show my young couple,
-who will be moving in soon, hopefully...
..what you can buy, which is great value for money.
-That will make a profit.
-Oh, yes! Profit! Exactly!
Good luck with that, Charles!
Meanwhile, why don't we check out what the Blue Team bought, eh?
Lynn spotted the Art Deco knife rests, which they cut down to £60.
Lynn also got her teeth into the bone holder,
tearing strips off the ticket price. £18 paid.
Very smart, very classy.
No money. Real mileage in it.
And finally, Gladys gave Lynn what she wanted -
a 1950s geisha-girl table lamp,
hers for £32.50.
Wow! Like it or loathe it, it could go mad.
Now, tell me, Paul, has Gladys been a good girl or has she been bad?
-She's been a riot!
I rather thought that was going to be the case.
-What did you spend, though?
-We spent £110 and 50 pence.
So, can I have £189.50, please?
-There you go.
-Which is quite a lot of change!
I can't believe that you got away so cheap, you girls!
-I hope you're going to blow the lot, Paul.
-I fear I may come close!
-OK, well, I'll leave that with you.
Meanwhile, we're heading off to a stately home in Glasgow.
What could be nicer?
Built on the banks of White Cart Water, just outside Glasgow,
Pollok House was the home of the Maxwell family.
Having been knocking around these parts since the 13th century,
the Maxwells lived in three successive castles
until they commissioned this Palladian mansion around 1750.
I'm going to share with you some interesting pieces of furniture,
which I wager you are going to enjoy!
Pollok House was gifted to the City of Glasgow in 1966
and is now managed by the National Trust for Scotland.
It contains some remarkable heirlooms
that have been handed down through the Maxwell family.
And the thing I particularly want to talk to you about
is furniture that's connected with playing games.
We've got a wonderful selection of games furniture here at Pollok.
This is the oldest piece that I've been able to truffle out,
which is a combination games table,
but made of an unusual timber - mulberry wood.
But if we look inside, there are some secrets.
The central two wells are familiar to us -
backgammon, or Trictrac in France.
The chequer board on the end, of course, for draughts or chequers or chess.
But here, we've got an oddball grid
for a game that dates back to antiquity,
which is a game that's not played today
and therefore I'm unable to explain the rules.
A more traditional-looking games table is this,
except it's been altered.
Look at the shape of the top of that table
and compare it to the shape of the top of this.
Once upon a time, that table was in one piece
and looked similar to this.
Why would you do that to a table that was made in 1740 or 1750?
Well, the secret is, there's been an accident.
Perhaps the top leaf smashed? They wanted two bedside tables?
So in the 19th century, they simply cut it in two.
But the table in the middle is intact and is spectacular.
But the interesting thing is,
if we extend the back rail
so that it forms its support for the top,
this is called a concertina action.
If you reach down inside and gently pull out this dust board,
it comes out on a groove
that has the effect of locking tight those side rails,
making the whole thing rigid.
If I open the top, though, look how beautiful this is.
If that isn't the original baize, it looks just like it.
Scrolling forward half a century
and we come to the elegance and lightness of the Regency period.
Just look at this little gem, which might've been made around 1805, 1810.
It, too, is a games table,
with hinged outer flaps,
the centre veneered in ivory and ebony
into squares for a chequer board.
It has a multi-functional use,
because underneath, if you're a keen needle woman,
you could keep your skeins of wools and silk.
The big question today is,
what sort of fun and games are we about to enjoy with our teams
over at the auction?
90. 100. 110. No?
130. All done at 130? 130...
Things are humming. They usually do at Great Western Auctions.
-It's lovely to be with Anita.
Now, Simon and Louisa went with the gold hunter fob watch.
It's a lovely little item.
-Very, very sweet. And 18-carat gold.
The holder is nine-carat gold
and it's a very clever mechanism which clasps onto the fob watch
and turns it into a wrist watch.
-So an interesting item.
-It is indeed. How much do you think?
-180 to 250.
They paid 200, so they're right in the frame there.
The second piece...
West Country pottery is an acquired taste.
I'm not sure how you'll achieve much on this, Anita,
-but do your best!
-This little brown jug gives you a warm feeling.
-A little bit of kitchenalia.
-OK, I'm feeling warmer about it!
-How much are you going to get for it?
-I put £10 to £15.
-I might've been a wee bit generous!
You might be flogging the old brown horse!
Anyway! OK, fine. And from one thing to the other...
Noritake, the staple of a lot of sale rooms, it has to be said.
They must've churned out hundreds of millions of pieces
of really quite nice quality porcelain.
Well, it's still regarded as good quality and sought after.
But the main thing about Noritake
is that the gilt must be in perfect condition, as it is here.
-£40 to 60.
-£45 they paid.
So I think they've made the right decisions here,
but the result on the watch will determine whether they need the bonus buy or not,
so perhaps we'd better go and have a look at it!
Simon and Louisa, you spent a magnificent £248. You are clever!
You gave Charles 52. Charles, what did you spend it on?
With a young couple, the romance of an item
and the love and attraction of jewellery is an important facet.
-Is that a clue?
-Yes, it is a clue!
So here we go, and for the lady, I've bought this...
-Look at that. Is that beautiful?
-Ahh, that's lovely.
Ah, that's what I love to hear!
-I really like that.
-Do you really?
-That's right up your street, isn't it?
I believe it's a Cairngorm. It is hallmark silver.
And I haven't been able to work out the exact date or year,
but I've called it early 20th century.
-I actually quite like it.
-Would you wear it yourself?
I would. I think it's lovely. It's gorgeous.
-How much was it?
-What's it worth?
-If you were buying for your lady and she really wanted it, what would you pay for it?
-A couple of grand!
-As much as she wanted.
-Oh, there we are! Money can't buy!
-It cost the grand sum of £50.
And it's not cheap, but I think when you look at it,
it is cheap. If that makes sense! I think it's worth more than that!
-I think it's lovely.
-Yes, I think it's nice.
You've pressed the right button there, Charles. Well done.
For the audience at home, let's find out what the auctioneer Anita Manning
thinks about Charles' Scottish brooch.
This is a lovely wee brooch. It's Scottish silver.
It's hallmarked for Glasgow, so the Glasgow buyers will like that.
Set with this lovely big Cairngorm in the centre.
-How much do you think it will bring?
-20 to 30?
-20 to 30.
Ohh! He's going to be crying!
-He paid 50!
-50 might be a wee bit too much for it.
But 20 to 30 might be a wee bit little.
-It's not an exact science.
-It certainly isn't.
OK. That's it for the Reds. Now for the Blues.
Another slightly oddball mixture.
What about the ivory knife rests?
-How do you rate those?
-I like the shape of them.
They have a good Art Deco look about them.
But when you examine them closely, it would appear
that although the collar here is hallmarked, the ball is not.
So it might be that we don't have a whole silver content.
I'm not so keen on that, Anita. I think that's a bit of a cheat.
-But they have a good look.
-60 to 80. OK, fine.
-They paid 60.
I think they'll be lucky to get away with that.
-What about this French bone-holder?
-Well, it's a very useful object,
-if you're not a vegetarian!
-And you still have a Sunday joint.
-How much do you think?
-30 to 50.
-OK, they only paid £18.
About the price of a leg of lamb.
-That's right. And that would last longer.
Now, the stylish Neo-Japanese plaster lamp
does not, I have to say, appeal to me.
-Will it appeal to any of your buyers?
-It certainly will!
It has that wonderful 1950s kitsch look about it!
What is so amusing about it is, it looks terribly Oriental,
it's not been any further east than Ramsgate!
You're absolutely right!
-Mm. How much?
-40 to 60.
-They paid 32.50.
-So that was a good buy.
-I think it is!
-If all goes well. IF all goes well...
And that, Anita, is the big if.
So in case it goes wrong, let's have a look at the bonus buy.
-Lynn, Gladys, you naughty girls...
This is your leftover-lolly moment. You're going to find out what Paul spent all that cash on!
-I bought something...
Oh, good, good, good reaction!
-That's the Queen Mother's Wemyss, isn't it?
-That's quite right!
Is it to your taste? Could you live with that?
Yes, I could live with it because I like it.
I'm glad you like it!
-Do you like it?
-No, I don't.
-You don't like it?
-It's worth money.
The question is, how much did you get it for?
-What do you think I paid for it?
I should think you paid about £80-90 for that, at least.
-I knew it.
-Yes, I knew he would.
I'm feeling quite happy about that.
Gladys isn't happy!
Dig deep, boy! Dig deep!
I think they saw you coming.
-Look at her face!
-It says it all, Gladys.
Ye of little faith!
-We'll see how it goes, eh?
-We certainly shall.
-The thing is, you don't have to pick now.
You pick after the sale of your first three items.
But now, for the audience at home,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Paul's tyg.
So, Anita, the archetypical Scottish piece of ceramics,
coming to the archetypically Scottish sale room.
Yes, this is where it should be sold.
The wonderful Kirkcaldy factory, their colours were so vibrant!
-How much do you think it's worth?
-120 to 180.
Well, he paid £140, so he's slap-bang in the middle.
We'll have to cross our legs, I fancy, don't you?
I said it, not you.
-Now, Simon and Louisa, how are you feeling?
-A wee bit nervous.
-We spent a lot on the watch, so we could lose a lot of money.
-But it's a belter of a watch.
It's an 18-carat-gold watch for a kick-off. You paid £200.
-Gold is hot. She's estimated £180 to £250.
And the watch is the first item up, all right?
So watch out for this!
183, ladies and gentlemen,
unusual little item.
18-carat gold. Lovely little fob.
Start me at 100.
100 bid. Any advance on £100?
-Any advance on 100? 110?
120. 130. 140. 150.
160. 170. 180. 190. CHARLES: Keep going.
£200. CHARLES: On the nail.
-18-carat gold. £200.
-We can do better than this.
-Any advance on 200?
-All done at 200...
-Oh, yes! Come on. That's marvellous.
Oh, 215! 215. 220.
225. Oh, they're teasing me!
230. Any advance on 230?
All done at 230? 230...
-We got there.
-That is plus £30.
-That didn't feel like it, did it?
-That was a close one.
-Well done, Charles.
-I thought it wasn't going to go!
Lot 184, ladies and gentlemen,
it's this lovely little brown jug.
What can we say? £20.
£10. 10 bid.
-There you go. Tripled your money.
-It's taken you back, hasn't it?
Any advance on ten?
-I don't believe it.
30. It's with you, sir, at £30.
Any advance on 30?
£30? GAVEL BANGS
That gives you plus-27. Only Anita could do that.
You are plus-57.
Lot 185 is a Noritake Neo Classical-style
gilt and enamel tea-for-two, ladies and gentlemen.
Start me at £30. Start me at 30.
30 bid. 40. 50.
Any advance on 60?
Gentleman at £60. All done at £60? £60.
-That's £15 profit. Well done. 57, 67...
That is 72-plus, £72.
That's not bad!
What are you going to do about the brooch? Are you going to risk it?
-Yes, I think we are.
-We have to!
-Guys, it's up to you.
-Are you happy?
-I think we are.
-We'll go with Charles'...
-We both really liked it.
Well, the decision's made. I have to tell you, you're entering into a bit of jeopardy here
because Charles paid 50
-and Anita's looked at it and thinks it's worth 20 to 30.
So this is not a sure-fire winner as far as she's concerned.
-But you have £72 at the moment
and we're going with the bonus buy, which cost you 50. So here we go.
A Scottish piece, ladies and gentlemen, for a Scottish saleroom.
Can we say £80? £80?
Start me at 30. 30 bid. CHARLES: Yes!
30 bid. > Let's get going.
-30. 40. 50.
£50. > One more.
-You're in profit.
-With the lady at £80.
-80, I love it! Well done, Charles.
-All done at £80.
-£80. That's good news.
-Excellent. It's plus-30, which takes you over the ton.
You are £102 up.
-I'm so pleased with that.
-It's pretty cool, isn't it?
-Perfect on everything.
-Well done, Charles.
-Thanks very much.
-You did very good.
-Don't say a word to the Blues.
-OK? Stay schtum?
-BOTH: Thank you!
-Are you happy?
-Aye, I'm happy.
-Nervous at all, Lynne?
-We're very excited.
-you don't know how the Reds got on, I suppose?
-Did you see them?
-We passed them, but they kept it close to their chest.
Did they look gloomy or happy?
-It was hard to tell.
First up are the knife rests and here they come.
Art Deco, ladies and gentlemen, a pair of silver-mounted
ivory knife rests.
Can we say £100? 100. 80?
-60. Start me at £30.
-30 bid. 40. 50.
-Any advance on 60?
Any advance on £60? £60?
-£60, wiped its face.
-No profit, no loss.
-No pain, no shame.
it's a silver-handled bone holder.
I'm holding bids on this, ladies and gentlemen.
I can start the bidding at £40.
-No! Straight in at 40!
It's with me at 40.
50. 60 with me.
-70. 80. 85 with you.
-I don't believe it!
-90 with me.
-95, I'm out.
-It's with you, madam, at £95.
Any advance on 95? All done at 95.
-That is brilliant!
-Thank you, whoever that was.
Well, Gladys, you only paid £18 for that!
Lot 207, ladies and gentlemen.
Isn't she splendid?
She is so bad...
..that she is good!
£100. £100 for this collectable.
Start me at £50. Start me at 50.
£30, then. 30 bid. 40. 50. 60.
-Look at this.
-That is extraordinary.
-With you, sir, at £70.
-70. But we have a phone.
-Yes! Come on, on the phone!
-80 on the phone.
80 on the bone!
90. Any advance on 90?
-Thank you, whoever that was!
You have a profit of £57.50.
So you have £134.50.
-Are you going with the bonus buy?
-We'd might as well go for it.
On the other hand, if you ring-fence your money, you've got your money.
-We'll go for it.
-Are you sure?
-Are you sure you're sure?
-We're on a roll! This could be the big one.
We're going with the bonus buy. Here it comes.
Start me at 100. 80 bid. 80 bid.
Any advance on 80? 90. 100 with me.
-Come on, one more!
130. Any advance on 130 for the Wemyss tyg?
All done at 130. 130?
-I'm not thanking anybody this time!
Well, you had £134.50. You've now got £124.50.
-That ain't half bad. No complaints at that.
-Don't say a word to the Reds.
-We won't smile.
-Keep that quiet.
-All will be revealed in a moment. Well done, girls.
Well, well, well, well, well! Whoever would've thought
that two such lovely teams would've performed so magnificently today?!
Who would've thought that both teams would be making profits
-in excess of £100?
..got £100 profit!
And each team get admission
-to the exclusive Golden Gavel club!
I present them with three of our special pins.
This is a rarity beyond rarity.
It's just a question of the scale of the winnings.
I have to reveal that the runners-up today...
-Are the Reds.
-..are the Reds!
-How rotten is this, really?
-You made a total of £102.
-There's your £100.
-Here's your £2.
But not good enough, I'm afraid,
-because the Blues are going home with £124.50.
-Which is close, actually.
So £22.50 only between you, which is nothing, really.
Well done, all. Well done, Gladys. Well done, team.
-You had a good time?
-We've loved having you on the show.
-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting! Yes?
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Today the teams are hunting for bargains at the Edinburgh Fair. Paul Laidlaw struggles to rein in his enthusiastic ladies in blue and Charles Hanson's red team can't remember where to find their last item! Tim travels to Pollok House to investigate a collection of gaming tables.