Lewes 6 Bargain Hunt


Lewes 6

Antiques challenge. The teams scour the antique shops of Lewes in West Sussex with experts Catherine Southon and Thomas Plant. Tim Wonnacott presents.


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We're in the county town of Lewes in East Sussex today

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which is idyllic, quaint, beautiful and peaceful.

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Well, it was until we arrived so let's go bargain hunting, yeah!

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Lewes town centre is a sort of picture perfect place,

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don't you think?

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With its ancient buildings, cobbled pavements

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and even the River Ouse running through the middle of it.

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The big question today's, of course, are our teams going to be oozing

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with confidence when it comes to selling their pieces on at auction?

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Coming up on today's show, the Reds just can't make decisions.

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-No, you were supposed to be the decisive one.

-Whatever you would like

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-to choose is...

-Should we bear it in mind?

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I've got a feeling we're going to be bearing a lot in mind.

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-The Blues know exactly what they like.

-Do you want to go for it?

-Yes.

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-Absolutely. Shake the man's hand.

-Shake the man's hand?

-Yep.

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I think we'll take it!

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But before I give too much away, let's meet the teams.

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So we have a mother and daughter team and a married couple today.

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For the Reds, we have Fiona and Lauren.

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And for the Blues, we have Paul and Liz. Hello, everyone.

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-ALL:

-Hello!

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Lovely to see you. Now, Fiona, what do you do?

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-I'm an activities organiser.

-What's that mean?

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At a nursing home I motivate people to enjoy their life to the full.

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And how do you do it?

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Lots of games, all kinds of activities, trips out,

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just generally making sure that they appreciate life still.

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-So they watch Bargain Hunt?

-Absolutely, every day.

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-A high point at 12.15.

-Absolutely.

-We hope.

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-Yes, you're a favourite actually.

-Good.

-Yes.

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Now, Lauren, it says here that you're a thespian.

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I certainly am, yes.

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-"I certainly am." Oh, no, you're not!

-Oh, yes, I am!

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So tell us about it.

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Well, I graduated from my university course about a year and a half ago

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-and I studied acting.

-What have you appeared in so far?

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I've done quite a lot of Shakespeare,

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that's probably one of my passions.

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Shakespearian, Jacobean, classical theatre rather than the more modern.

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And I hear you love a bit of vintage.

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Yeah, I really like vintage style of clothes, some people call them

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-grandma cardigans but I just think they're nice cardigans.

-Exactly.

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Do you know a lot about antiques, would you say?

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Or do you think your mother knows more about antiques?

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-I think she probably knows more than me.

-Oh, dear, that's me on the spot.

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Oh, dear. So will you be following your mother's lead today?

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I don't know, actually. I think you might follow my lead.

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I think she'll be hurrying me along because they always say

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-I take too long to shop.

-You do.

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You'll only have an hour to do your shopping today for three items

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-which hopefully will turn into a profit.

-Fingers crossed.

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-Anyway, good luck with that, girls.

-Thank you.

-I'm sure you'll do well.

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-Now, you are a tax advisor, Paul.

-Used to be certainly until I retired.

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But you did a really high-powered job in central London

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with one of the big firms.

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Yeah, interesting clients, interesting people to work with.

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The underlying work itself isn't as good as antique trading,

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-that's for sure.

-We don't know yet!

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Well, I did work in an antiques shop in the '70s for about a year.

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-My brother had an antiques shop in Glasgow.

-Oh, really?

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So you've got experience.

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That was absolutely the best year's work I ever did in

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-terms of enjoyment.

-Really?

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And what's the other thing that you really, really, really like doing?

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-We like bird watching.

-Do you?

-We're bird watchers.

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-Yes, of a fairly keen variety.

-Are you a tweeter then, really?

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Or a twitcher?

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We'll go on a holiday somewhere, of course, and we go across to Canada

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every year for a month or so for the spring migration over there.

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Oh, do you? Oh, well, that's quite a serious little trip.

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-Yeah, and that's really enjoyable.

-So you wing it to Canada?

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Yes, and I have family over there as well so it's a nice combination.

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And what do you collect, Liz?

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Well, my main collection is 20th century art glass

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which started a few years back when I saw some nice glass

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and had it for my birthday present and then it's kind of snowballed...

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-Has it?

-..from there. Yes.

-Are you out of control with the glass or...?

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Yes, we've just about filled every space there is

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so we've now had to stop buying art glass.

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Well, what a nice subject to get into.

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Do you think you're going to be able to get on well

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-together on Bargain Hunt?

-Yes, I think so.

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We have been known to say,

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-"Oh, what would we buy if we were on Bargain Hunt?"

-Do you?

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-Usually it's a bit of a failure.

-Oh, is it?

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You don't have that little experiment. I mean a lot of people

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at home watch the show and think, "I'd never have bought that."

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-Absolutely.

-You know, it's very easy to be armchair critical but

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-now you're going to be on the spot...

-Yes.

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..and we're going to see just how good you are, Paul and Liz.

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-Now, £300 apiece. There's your £300.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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

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very, very, very good luck.

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Cor, what lovely teams.

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So who's going to keep them in line today?

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Well, hoping to score a hat-trick of profits for the Reds,

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we have Catherine Southon.

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Whilst Thomas Plant is looking for a stroke of luck for the Blues.

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-What are we looking for?

-Something unusual.

-Something quirky.

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-Something quirky, something unusual.

-Bit glitzy?

-Oh, bit glitzy?

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I like the sound of that.

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-Who's going to be in charge?

-Liz is.

-Oh, are you?

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And who's going to spend the most money?

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Well, probably me because I don't know a bargain if I see one.

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-Is she a bit of a ditherer?

-A complete ditherer.

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I'm going to have to keep an eye on the clock, I think.

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-And what are we going to buy?

-Oh, something small and silver maybe.

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-Oh, right.

-A little box or...

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Something old and good quality, that's what we're looking for.

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Oh, well, superb, let's go then.

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-We've only got an hour.

-I'll be quick, let's go.

-We'll be quick.

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-Better be quick.

-She's very quick.

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That's it then, teams, the clock has started, no time for dilly-dallying.

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Ooh, lots of goodies in here for you to feast your eyes on.

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-There certainly are.

-Absolutely.

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-I can feel a lot of dithering coming on.

-No, I'll try not to.

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-It's not allowed.

-I'll try.

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Good decisiveness, Reds, that's what we like.

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See, the Blues are getting stuck in already.

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So what have you seen there?

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Well, it looks like Wemyss

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although it says Wemyss type rather than Wemyss so perhaps if you...

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Well, yes, so Wemyss a Scottish factory, pottery,

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you being Scottish know all about Wemyss.

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They're famous for their pigs, famous for these roses.

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-I can see why they say Wemyss type.

-Yeah.

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-Just doesn't have the quality, does it?

-No.

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-No, doesn't seem to have that.

-So it's a no for Wemyss, Blues.

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Right, let's move on.

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But a positive start. Now, what's drawn Catherine in?

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-It's an artist's box.

-Oh!

-Oh.

-There we are.

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-There's the palette, there's the paints.

-That's quite clever.

-It is.

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There's the little boxes, the containers for the oil.

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Now this is actually called an air box.

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Air box as in "en plein air", the French, you know, painting outside?

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Oui, oui!

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You take this outside, maybe for a little picnic,

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you're walking along and then you think, "Oh, this is beautiful.

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"I will get my paint box out." And you open it up and da da da da!

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-What do you think?

-Erm, not sure.

-£65.

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Are you not getting the moment?

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-Are you not feeling it?

-Not really, no. Shall we bear it in mind?

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-I've got a feeling we're going to be bearing a lot in mind.

-Sorry!

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Me too, Catherine.

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And after all your "ooh-la-la"s as well.

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Meanwhile the Blues are feeling very, well, blue blooded.

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There's a chair over here, Thomas, I was just wondering what you thought.

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It's a Prince Charles investiture chair, it says.

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Now, quite interesting, it was 1969, I think, the investiture

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but what do you think it would actually make in auction?

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So, the Prince of Wales investiture chair, you're right.

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-For Caernarfon Castle, isn't it?

-Think so.

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It is Caernarfon Castle. Now these are designed by somebody,

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I think it's Gordon Russell, isn't it? But Bentwood furniture

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so a Bentwood back with the gilded design of the

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Prince of Wales feathers, "Ich dien", in red with the pad cushion

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and then on the base actually is the date.

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-It's got, you've actually got 1969.

-Yeah, on the little mark there.

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Yes, it's nice to think about whose bottom might have sat on it as well.

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-Absolutely. Whose bottom? Which royal, regal, lordy...

-Yes.

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..or could just be a member of the common folk, like you and I.

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Absolutely.

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They are not the rarest things. They make between £80 - £120.

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It's got £115 so you're not miles away.

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No, I mean it's something I would quite like, what do you think?

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-Yeah, I quite like it.

-It's more unusual.

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-If we could get a bit off perhaps.

-Yeah.

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-The investiture chair, what can be done on that?

-Best price can be £90.

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£90, well, that's great. It's two figures, you're in your ballpark.

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90 is very fair, you've got sort of 15% off already.

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-All right, I think we'll take it.

-You want to go for that?

-Yes, please.

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-It's in there, first item.

-Thank you.

-Small and silver. 20 minutes.

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Thank you very much.

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Small, silvery, old, traditional, still it's got a bit of gold on it.

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Well, you have to expect the unexpected in this game, you know?

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Great work, Blues, one down.

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-Right, carry on, well done!

-Now are the Reds motoring on yet?

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Do you know much about car mascots and type?

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Like what car that would've come from?

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I know nothing about them at all.

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Lovely, thank you. Have a look, delve in.

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-Ooh, she looks ferocious.

-She does.

-£95 ferocious.

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That is quite ferocious, isn't it? £95.

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-Ferocious, considering we don't know what car it's from as well.

-No.

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-It's a nice weight.

-It is a nice weight.

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-I mean, she looks quite good.

-There's another one. Oh, she's £25.

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-But do we like her?

-I do actually, I have to say.

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-Because I mean that's not unusual, that's the unusual one.

-It is, yes.

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Right, we'll go and find out.

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So while the Reds trot off to get help, the Blues are on a mission

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for item number two and they've spotted a Bakelite tape measure.

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-Do you like it?

-I quite like it.

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-OK, I don't think it's going to be a great deal of money.

-Jolly good.

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-I don't know because it hasn't got a price on it.

-There's a clue.

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"All items £3 each." Can you see that sign?

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Well, no, I haven't got my reading glasses on.

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And I thought you were good at spotting things, Blues.

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And how are the Reds getting on with those car mascots?

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Are they going to make their first purchase?

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-What would be the best on that on its own?

-On its own?

-Yes.

-£75?

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I'm not convinced that somebody would want to buy a car mascot.

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So difficult, isn't it?

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It is tricky, you know, Fiona, but decisions have to be made.

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Meanwhile, the Blues are like magpies

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and have flown in to look at an Edwardian hair accessory.

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Ooh, that's very handsome, isn't it? Edwardian, elegant, very stylish.

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-Would it be something you would wear?

-Yes.

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I have to say, Paul,

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it's not something which I can see you sort of...

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-No, hair pieces are a thing of the past for me.

-Yeah.

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Cheeky, Thomas.

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So have the Reds made any decisions yet?

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-Just go with that one then, do you think?

-Yes.

-You changed your mind,

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-you liked her though.

-I've made a decision.

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-I do, I still like her.

-That's OK.

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-No, no, you're supposed to be the decisive one.

-Whatever you'd like

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-to choose, it's up to you.

-Well, ladies, I don't mean to rush you

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-but...

-Right.

-We need to rush. Yeah, go on, then. Right, well,

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we're going to go for this one.

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-OK, so we're going for lady on the horse. So 75?

-Yes, decision made.

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-I think so.

-Decision is made.

-OK, we've bought one item.

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-One item bought!

-Thank goodness for that.

-Crikey, well done, Reds.

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-Only two to go.

-Come on then, she's still looking.

-Thank you.

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Bring her away.

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Now, is Paul going all aboriginal on us?

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Thomas, what about this didgeridoo, I guess? Do you think it's a real one?

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What do you mean a real one?

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I don't know, is it actually from Australia or just some mock-up thing?

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God, that's got a bit of weight to it.

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It looks like a lot of work has been put into it.

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That's all been painted, it's been carved, I think...

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-It's got a signature.

-It's signed, yeah. Is that "WIT"?

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-Or "LIM"?

-Or "LIM". Lim.

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Either way, wonder what's it made out of. What this wood is here.

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-Almost looks like a bamboo.

-It almost does look like a bamboo.

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And how old do you think it is?

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-I think with the colours, the style, 1960s...

-I like the fish.

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-..late '50s, early '60s. The fish is lovely, isn't it?

-It is, yeah.

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You get these wonderful X-ray fish on aboriginal works of art and

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you know, the feel of the applied dot decoration is rather good.

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You're meant to slightly spit into it, I think.

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No way. No way.

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It sounds like I've got some sort of gastric incident going on,

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doesn't it?

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But still, £45, I think that's good for the price but obviously,

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-you know, it's nice to get something else off.

-Try to get a bit off.

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What can be done on this?

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-It's up for 45 but it can be 30.

-£30.

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-Excellent.

-Shake the man's hand.

-Shake the man's hand?

-Yep, yep.

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-I think we'll take it.

-Don't give up the day job.

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Indeed, Mark, we should rename it a didgeri-don't.

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Thank you very much for being so generous.

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I'll just carry on, I could have some lessons.

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Please take it off him. But good job, Blues, second item bought.

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Absolutely thrilled, only half an hour gone.

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We're quite surprised, I think, at what we've bought.

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A piece of furniture and a didgeridoo was not on our list

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-before we came out...

-No silver.

-..however, we like them very much.

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I am impressed with their knowledge, their insightfulness,

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their absolute determination to look and not let me do the choosing.

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So it's all flying along rather nicely for the Blues.

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-You don't have to run.

-OK.

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But what about those Reds?

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-That is lovely.

-The watch? What is it?

-Spotting everything.

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-The frame's nice next to it.

-We can have a look.

-Actually.

-What frame?

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-This frame.

-Right, OK, we can't pick out everything.

-No.

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OK, well, we've looked and we've loved but we haven't bought.

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That is the point of the show, you know, Reds.

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Take the Blues, for example. They've cracked it.

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-Oh, look at that, that's beautiful.

-That is nice.

-The crackle glaze.

-Yep.

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Royal Copenhagen so a fabulous maker. A proper maker...

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-That is very pretty.

-..of porcelain. Scandinavian.

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-You guys collect a bit of postmodern glass, do you?

-Yes.

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-We do, yes.

-Bit of Scandi glass, is it?

-It's mostly British studio.

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Mostly British studio

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but of course they were heavily influenced by the Scandies.

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Yes, all the shapes and there's the simplicity of it, isn't there?

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-The simplicity of this, it's so stylish.

-Yes, very nice.

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This almost, with this fluting here on the bowl with the

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crackle glaze almost looks very sort of Lucie Rie.

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Lucie Rie being the studio potter in the post-war period,

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she escaped from Vienna as a Jewish girl, came to Britain.

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She had this fabulous design of porcelain and crackle glaze.

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I mean, these either predate that, she was influenced by them,

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-or these are post-war. Need to look at the marks.

-Yep.

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But I love the simplicity and the colours. What have we got here?

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We've got the candlesticks.

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-I think we like them all.

-34, 64, 68.

-Maybe they'll do us a deal.

0:16:140:16:18

-What do you think, Liz?

-Yeah, I like the idea actually.

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-I don't think you can buy just one thing.

-No.

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-Here's a collection...

-Yep.

-..you buy the lot if you can.

-Yep.

0:16:230:16:27

This little set could be the starting point for someone

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collecting Scandinavian pottery but it's all about the price.

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Now, girls, time's a-ticking and you've only bought one item.

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-Ladies, we've had 40 minutes.

-Oh, gosh.

-We've only got 20 to left.

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-I was supposed to be being decisive...

-Yes, it's not happening.

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-..and I've not been decisive at all.

-No, no.

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There's some nice things in the window.

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-What do you like now?

-I like that box, actually.

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I like the mosaics of wood,

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I would say it looks like it's probably oriental.

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Do you want to go and see what the price is?

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So the Reds find out about the wooden box quickly,

0:17:030:17:06

while the Blues are taking a more relaxed look at that pottery.

0:17:060:17:09

-Very stylish.

-Yeah, they are.

-Yeah, I really like them.

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Post-war.

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-Definitely post-war.

-Yes.

-There's a lot of work in that.

0:17:180:17:21

-So how much are they all?

-They come to £120, you can have them for £75.

0:17:210:17:27

-Wow.

-£75 so that means you're going to leave me with a

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-huge amount of money.

-Yes.

0:17:300:17:32

-Well, I don't think we'd want to argue about that.

-I think we must go

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-for that, yeah.

-Man has to make a living.

-Absolutely.

0:17:350:17:37

-£75, do you want to go for it?

-Yes, yep.

-Absolutely, yes, please.

0:17:370:17:41

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you very much indeed, sir.

-So it's final.

0:17:410:17:44

-Thank you.

-It's been a real pleasure.

-Thank you very much.

0:17:440:17:47

-Very nice.

-Brilliant. Well done, you guys. Right, that's it.

0:17:470:17:51

I'm thrilled because we got three things I really like a lot.

0:17:510:17:54

-You're happy?

-Very happy.

0:17:540:17:56

We haven't had to buy something just for the sake of buying which

0:17:560:17:59

-I was dreading.

-There's no small silver.

-No small silver.

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-And we've bought ceramics which she said not to.

-Oh, no!

0:18:010:18:05

Well, I'm glad to hear it's all gone to plan, Blues.

0:18:050:18:08

Well done, that's your three items bought.

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Now, put your feet up while the Reds hunt down item number two.

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-Hello, ladies. Has a decision been made?

-We...

-No.

-..not sure.

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-We need your advice.

-Yes.

-I quite like that actually.

0:18:230:18:26

-Unfortunately it doesn't open.

-Oh.

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We have no key to the mystery cupboard part of the box.

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But it could be full of gold.

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I love all these wonderful geometric shapes and I think what's happened

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is, this has probably been made from lots of left over bits of wood.

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We've got some nice rosewood, we've got oak and we've got ebony

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as well and it's not fine quality but it's nice and it's decorative.

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-You like it?

-Yes, we would like it.

-But what price?

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£65 would be the very best.

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-Are we going with that?

-Yes.

-I think so.

-Yes.

-I think.

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-Yes, we are going with that.

-She's the decisive one, remember?

0:19:060:19:10

-Absolutely.

-£65?

-Yes.

-Done?

-Yes.

-Done. Thank you.

-Done deal.

0:19:100:19:15

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

-Wonderful.

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-Excellent, well done, Reds.

-We've got no time though, come on.

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-No, absolutely.

-Yes, we've got to push on.

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So with five minutes left, they are hot footing it next door.

0:19:240:19:29

-All right.

-We need your help, definitely.

0:19:290:19:31

-Ooh, what are we going to buy?

-We've got to hurry.

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We've just taken ages, haven't we?

0:19:350:19:37

There's so much to look at.

0:19:370:19:40

Quick, more jewellery there, so quick!

0:19:400:19:43

Have you seen anything?

0:19:430:19:44

No, but Mark has.

0:19:440:19:46

-There's something in here I think you should have a look at.

-Ooh.

0:19:460:19:50

There we go, open this up.

0:19:500:19:54

-Little caddy spoon.

-Oh, yeah, that's nice.

-Silver.

-That's lovely.

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It'll be 45.

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People collect these. What do you think about this, ladies?

0:20:010:20:03

Mark has just pulled this out.

0:20:030:20:05

-Oh, a caddy spoon.

-That's rather pretty.

0:20:050:20:07

Chester hallmark which is always nice.

0:20:070:20:10

There we are, we've got the date letter there.

0:20:100:20:12

We can date it to 1901.

0:20:120:20:14

Nice little handle, it's actually quite a good piece of silver.

0:20:140:20:17

-Mm.

-It's only £50.

0:20:170:20:20

Mark thinks we can have it for £45.

0:20:200:20:24

-Do you think it's got a chance?

-I think it might have a chance, yeah.

0:20:240:20:27

I mean, people do collect caddy spoons.

0:20:270:20:30

-I think we'll have to go for it.

-I think we're going to have

0:20:300:20:32

-to because...

-Three minutes!

-Three minutes, yes.

-Definitely.

0:20:320:20:35

-Decision made.

-That's our last one.

-Yes.

0:20:350:20:37

Yes, indeed. Thank you, Mark and well done, Reds.

0:20:370:20:40

Just in the nick of time.

0:20:400:20:42

Now, let's remind ourselves what they bought, eh?

0:20:420:20:44

The car mascot zoomed off to auction for £75.

0:20:460:20:50

They spent £65 on the early 20th century wooden

0:20:510:20:55

parquetry table cabinet.

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And in the last moments,

0:20:580:20:59

they paid £45 for the continental silver caddy spoon.

0:20:590:21:02

Now, you girls. Look at you giggling, Fifi. Was it good?

0:21:060:21:11

-It was fantastic.

-Did you enjoy it, Lauren?

-Yeah, really good fun.

0:21:110:21:14

Which is your favourite piece?

0:21:140:21:15

I think my favourite piece is probably the box that we bought

0:21:150:21:18

-with all the different woods.

-OK, your box.

0:21:180:21:21

Do you agree with that, Mum?

0:21:210:21:22

I like the caddy spoon but the car mascot has it for me.

0:21:220:21:26

Oh, you are covering all bases, aren't you?

0:21:260:21:28

So which one's going to bring the biggest profit?

0:21:280:21:30

-The caddy spoon, I think.

-The caddy spoon?

-I agree with that.

0:21:300:21:33

-You're in agreement?

-I think so.

-And you spent how much?

-£185.

0:21:330:21:36

That is such a good number, 185. 115 of left over lolly then, please.

0:21:360:21:41

-Which is enough to excite Catherine Southon.

-Thank you.

0:21:410:21:44

-To go out there and buy big, yes?

-Well, yes.

0:21:440:21:48

I know what I'm going to buy.

0:21:480:21:50

I think we know what you're going to buy.

0:21:500:21:52

-And I fear it might not be pretty.

-It might not be pretty?

-That's OK.

0:21:520:21:55

-We don't care, all we want is profit, the other P.

-Absolutely.

0:21:550:21:59

OK, good luck.

0:21:590:22:00

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

0:22:000:22:03

They went all regal on us,

0:22:030:22:05

paying £90 for the royal investiture open armchair.

0:22:050:22:09

The mid-20th century didgeridoo cost them £30.

0:22:110:22:15

And finally they paid £75 for the collection of

0:22:160:22:19

Royal Copenhagen porcelain.

0:22:190:22:21

-Now, you two, how much did you spend?

-195.

-That is the correct amount.

0:22:240:22:29

-So what is the left over lolly?

-100 guineas.

-100 guineas?

0:22:290:22:34

-Is it 100 guineas? £100 and 100 shillings, is that £105?

-I hope so.

0:22:340:22:40

-I hope so too. OK, fine. Then we'll have the £105.

-There you go.

0:22:400:22:44

Thank you very much. Very good. Now which is your favourite piece, Liz?

0:22:440:22:48

-I think the Royal Copenhagen pieces.

-That's your favourite?

-Yep.

0:22:480:22:51

-Is it going to bring the biggest profit?

-Yeah, I think so.

0:22:510:22:54

OK, do you agree?

0:22:540:22:55

-No, I really like the Prince Charles investiture chair that we bought.

-OK.

0:22:550:22:59

But I think the didgeridoo is our secret weapon.

0:22:590:23:02

-So that's going to bring the biggest profit?

-I think so, yes.

-OK, fine.

0:23:020:23:05

Gosh, we've got a complete full house here, haven't we?

0:23:050:23:08

-It must've been fun shopping with them though, Tom.

-Very fun.

0:23:080:23:11

-Very eclectic?

-Very eclectic.

-Very on trend?

-Very odd.

-I was so...

0:23:110:23:17

-I said on trend, not odd!

-Very stylish.

-Yeah.

0:23:170:23:21

We're liking it, we're liking it. Anyway, good luck, go and relax.

0:23:210:23:24

Have a cup of tea of tea. Good luck, Tom.

0:23:240:23:27

Whilst he goes off to find something delicious,

0:23:270:23:30

I'm going to give you something to excite your taste buds.

0:23:300:23:33

The two items that I see in front of me would've been seen typically

0:23:390:23:44

in a kitchen in the old days.

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Why?

0:23:460:23:48

Well, in the old days they had no refrigerators

0:23:480:23:51

and therefore had to be incredibly inventive.

0:23:510:23:54

This is a very strange but incredibly effective refrigerator.

0:23:540:24:00

It looks like a pork pie, it's made of terracotta, or clay,

0:24:000:24:07

and it's been baked in an oven just like a clay pot would be

0:24:070:24:12

but for a particular purpose.

0:24:120:24:14

And the clue is inscribed on the top.

0:24:140:24:17

It says, "Dan's Porous Refrigerator. Number 7."

0:24:170:24:23

Dan's refrigerators would've been in various sizes

0:24:230:24:28

and the seven relates to the diameter at the bottom.

0:24:280:24:32

The idea being that in the summer, here is a pat of butter

0:24:320:24:36

that's about to go off in the very, very high temperatures.

0:24:360:24:39

What did the housewife do in 1900 with no electric refrigerator?

0:24:390:24:45

She put the pat of butter on a dish,

0:24:450:24:47

she put the dish on top of a plate of water,

0:24:470:24:51

she shoved her Dan's refrigerator on top of the plate of water

0:24:510:24:56

and gradually, by osmosis, this porous terracotta absorbed the water

0:24:560:25:04

because it's hot, the water would also simultaneously evaporate.

0:25:040:25:10

And because latent heat is given off in that process,

0:25:100:25:14

it would have the effect of keeping the air inside the cloche cooler,

0:25:140:25:19

hence your butter would not go rancid.

0:25:190:25:23

How clever is that?

0:25:230:25:24

Next door, we've got something that is much more sophisticated

0:25:250:25:29

and difficult to make

0:25:290:25:31

because it is entirely made up of lengths of wire

0:25:310:25:35

and if you look carefully,

0:25:350:25:37

each of the bits of wire are carefully entwined

0:25:370:25:41

so that gradually the holes become smaller and smaller

0:25:410:25:45

until you get to the handle or knob on the top.

0:25:450:25:50

Look carefully at that

0:25:500:25:51

and it's embossed with a tight arrangement of flowers

0:25:510:25:55

in Sheffield plate

0:25:550:25:57

and this thing is a particularly grand form of fly protector.

0:25:570:26:02

I would date that at about 1820 or 1840

0:26:020:26:08

and it is again a very rare survivor.

0:26:080:26:11

What would these two objects cost you today here in Lewes?

0:26:110:26:16

Not as much as you might think.

0:26:160:26:18

Dan's patent refrigerator would cost you £45

0:26:190:26:23

and the rare Sheffield plated fly cloche would cost you £85.

0:26:230:26:29

Cool.

0:26:290:26:30

Well, well, well.

0:26:450:26:46

We've come practically from one corner of Sussex, East Sussex, Lewes

0:26:460:26:51

to the other corner, to West Sussex, to Wisborough Green to be at

0:26:510:26:54

Bellmans saleroom with the ever ebullient JP.

0:26:540:26:58

-How are you?

-I'm very well, Tim.

0:26:580:27:00

Now, as for these Reds, they've got an eclectic mix.

0:27:000:27:03

What about the mascot?

0:27:030:27:05

Car mascots are always collectable, you know.

0:27:050:27:07

If you can put it down to which car it's from, I did try,

0:27:070:27:09

-you know, I don't think this is any particular motor.

-No.

0:27:090:27:14

Do you reckon it dates from about 1950s, '60s, something like that?

0:27:140:27:16

I wouldn't thought it was any later and probably not much earlier

0:27:160:27:19

so I'd agree.

0:27:190:27:21

-How much?

-£40 - £60.

-OK, £75 paid.

-All right.

0:27:210:27:24

Next is this rather pretty parquetry table cabinet.

0:27:240:27:28

It's fun, they're not rarities, OK?

0:27:280:27:31

With this sort of, yeah, parquetry sort of inlay of

0:27:310:27:33

various different things.

0:27:330:27:35

-It's quite entry-level table cabinet, I'd say.

-OK.

0:27:350:27:38

So what's an entry-level table cabinet worth?

0:27:380:27:40

-I've put £60 - £80 on it.

-Marvellous, she paid £65.

0:27:400:27:43

Good, well, it's a useful thing nonetheless.

0:27:430:27:46

Super. Now lastly is your cast silver tea caddy.

0:27:460:27:49

Made on the Continent

0:27:490:27:51

-and it's hallmarked Chester 1901 as the import mark.

-Oh, right.

0:27:510:27:54

So it's got a foreign F mark on it but, you know, it meets British,

0:27:540:27:58

the sterling standards. Quite a nice little object really.

0:27:580:28:01

-And how much to a collector?

-£40 - £60.

-Perfect, £45 paid.

0:28:010:28:05

-That should do it.

-So apart from the potential loss on the mascot...

0:28:050:28:09

-Yeah.

-..this is looking pretty cool.

-Yeah.

0:28:090:28:11

But in case they trip up with the mascot,

0:28:110:28:13

let's go and check out what the bonus buy is.

0:28:130:28:16

You gave her £115, Catherine Southon is known for going out

0:28:170:28:21

and spending the lot. So, Catherine Southon, what did you buy?

0:28:210:28:26

Well, this is what I bought you.

0:28:260:28:28

-A box.

-A box.

-A box?

0:28:290:28:31

But it's not an ordinary box because inside here there's

0:28:310:28:34

a wonderful collection of scientific slides.

0:28:340:28:38

It's not pretty and I did say I wasn't going to buy something pretty

0:28:380:28:41

but these are pretty interesting. Can I give you one?

0:28:410:28:44

-Thank you very much.

-Can I give you one?

0:28:440:28:47

-And I give you one.

-Thank you.

-We've got little dissected pieces here.

0:28:470:28:52

-I've got a bit of lung here.

-Well, there you are.

0:28:520:28:55

-What have you got, Lauren?

-I've got a bit of kidney.

0:28:550:28:57

You've got kidney. I've got lung.

0:28:570:28:59

-What have you got?

-Tonsil.

-Tonsil? How fantastic!

0:28:590:29:03

-These are fascinating. They really are.

-Really?

-No, they are.

0:29:030:29:06

Please get with me on this because they are fascinating.

0:29:060:29:09

Well, I did blow the lot.

0:29:090:29:11

I did spend £115 on them

0:29:110:29:13

and I will tell you that they are a little bit risky, perhaps,

0:29:130:29:18

but in the right sale at the right time, I can see them

0:29:180:29:21

-doing a couple of hundred pounds. It's just...

-So big chance.

-Yes.

0:29:210:29:26

-Iffy.

-It is, yeah.

-To kind of double your money or not.

0:29:260:29:29

-If you need to, having sold your first three items.

-We'll have to

0:29:290:29:32

-see, won't we?

-Very exciting, Catherine...

-Thank you.

0:29:320:29:35

-..thank you very much for this...

-But thank you.

0:29:350:29:37

-..lovely bit of interest.

-Buying a box of parts.

0:29:370:29:40

You clever old sausage, you.

0:29:400:29:42

Anyway, let us find out from the auctioneer what he thinks

0:29:420:29:45

about Catherine's slides.

0:29:450:29:47

OK, JP. Put your scientific hat on, boy.

0:29:480:29:51

Well, these...this is a great sort of collectors' item,

0:29:510:29:55

very typically late 19th century.

0:29:550:29:57

Obviously they're for, you know, research purposes, I suppose..

0:29:570:30:01

-Yeah, student?

-..if you're a scientist of sorts.

0:30:010:30:03

Yeah, exactly, a student. My feeling's about £70 - £100.

0:30:030:30:06

Yes, well, Catherine, of course, is totally obsessed with

0:30:060:30:10

scientific instruments so she's paid a bit more. She paid £115.

0:30:100:30:14

But estimates are only there to be broken.

0:30:140:30:16

I mean, it's just a sign of an opinion.

0:30:160:30:18

You've whetted their appetites which is brilliant.

0:30:180:30:21

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

0:30:210:30:24

First up is the Charles, Prince of Wales investiture chair.

0:30:240:30:29

Yeah, 4,500 of these made.

0:30:290:30:31

They were sold off at something, £20 or something after the service,

0:30:310:30:35

designed by Lord Snowden

0:30:350:30:36

so you've got a nice...in this day what we're dealing with people

0:30:360:30:39

buying into modern furniture and modern things, modern style,

0:30:390:30:42

you've got a good name attached to it, you've got a limited edition.

0:30:420:30:45

-It's kind of jazzy with the bright fabric, you know?

-Exactly.

0:30:450:30:48

-I think £150 - £250.

-Do you really? As much as that?

0:30:480:30:51

And I'd be disappointed if I don't get a profit for them, really would.

0:30:510:30:55

Well, exactly because £90 is all that they paid,

0:30:550:30:58

that's all that Paul paid so that was a bargain then, wasn't it?

0:30:580:31:01

-I think it really was.

-On the face of it. Yeah, good luck with that.

0:31:010:31:04

Next is your didgeridoo which looks remarkably like something

0:31:040:31:06

I could've bought in the airport coming back from Sydney last time.

0:31:060:31:10

You know, auctioneer of didgeridoos, I am not. It's not terribly old.

0:31:100:31:14

The only thing is that it's actually quite a big one, apparently.

0:31:140:31:18

As long as they haven't spent too much money, Tim.

0:31:180:31:20

They spent £30, I'll put you out of your agony.

0:31:200:31:23

Well, I reckon £20 - £40 which is the widest.

0:31:230:31:26

Well, I think you're striking the right note there.

0:31:260:31:28

Anyway, moving on now to the Copenhagen,

0:31:280:31:31

whole group of that stuff.

0:31:310:31:32

Yeah, well, for Copenhagen they're looking for specific things,

0:31:320:31:35

-they're looking for figures in early ones, they're looking for...

-Birds.

0:31:350:31:39

..birds and the sorts of things...they're collectable objects

0:31:390:31:42

and they don't really want to pay too much for these things.

0:31:420:31:44

How much do you think they'll want to pay?

0:31:440:31:46

-It's about £40 - £60 for the group.

-OK, fine, well, £75 paid.

0:31:460:31:50

So if this lot have got a deep dark hole,

0:31:500:31:53

I'm afraid Copenhagen is where it starts

0:31:530:31:56

and they may need their bonus buy so let's go and have a look at it.

0:31:560:31:59

-Now, Paul, Liz, this is exciting, isn't it?

-Absolutely, yeah.

0:31:590:32:03

You spent £195, you gave Tom £105. Tom, what did you spend it on?

0:32:030:32:06

Well, I didn't spend it all. I got something really stylish for you.

0:32:060:32:10

-Hold one here.

-Pewter.

0:32:100:32:12

Pewter but look at the form, the shape, the style.

0:32:120:32:16

-Absolutely stunning things. These are Danish.

-Oh, all right.

0:32:160:32:21

-They're by a firm called Just Andersen.

-So what date are they?

0:32:210:32:24

These are sort of post-war

0:32:240:32:26

but they have got that fabulous look of complete modernism,

0:32:260:32:31

-simplicity of design, form, function...

-Yeah.

0:32:310:32:35

..and it's just Scandinavian design.

0:32:350:32:38

It's thrown me because I definitely would've thought

0:32:380:32:41

-they were older than that...

-Yes.

-..so it's interesting.

0:32:410:32:43

-And how much did you pay?

-Well, how much do you think?

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Bearing in mind they're a good maker, are they?

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-They're Just Andersen.

-Just Andersen.

0:32:480:32:50

-£20.

-What?

-Really? Oh, wow.

-Wow.

-£20.

-Thank you, sir,

0:32:500:32:53

I think that's very, very good indeed.

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If you don't double your money and a bit more, I'm going

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-to be really disappointed.

-Excellent, thank you very much.

0:32:570:33:00

-Thanks.

-Generally all round hero, Tom Tom. Unbelievable.

0:33:000:33:03

Anyway, on that happy note, let's find out what the auctioneer,

0:33:030:33:06

for the audience at home, thinks about Tom Tom's candlesticks.

0:33:060:33:10

-Does that do it for you, J?

-Style wise, I quite like the style.

0:33:110:33:14

-Very nice style.

-Exactly. '50s?

-Thereabouts.

-That type of bit.

-Yeah.

0:33:140:33:19

So it's very much of the moment.

0:33:190:33:21

Well, I did a little bit of research, I did research with

0:33:210:33:24

a colleague of mine and we plumped for about £80 - £120.

0:33:240:33:28

-That cunning Thomas Plant. £20 is all he paid for the pair.

-Wow.

0:33:280:33:32

-That's pretty cool.

-That's very good, yeah.

0:33:320:33:34

So your prediction is pretty good for this team?

0:33:340:33:37

-I would see profit and minor losses.

-Yes, so that means overall profit.

0:33:370:33:41

Well, we've heard it from the prophet indeed.

0:33:410:33:45

-Fifi, you happy?

-I am.

-Lauren, you happy?

-I think so.

-You think so?

0:33:530:33:57

Best not be too certain, isn't it?

0:33:570:33:59

Now, first up is the car mascot and here we go, vroom vroom!

0:33:590:34:04

Lot 1,689,

0:34:040:34:06

we have a chrome plated car mascot

0:34:060:34:10

modelled as a female huntress.

0:34:100:34:12

£45 I'm bid to start me.

0:34:120:34:14

45. 50. 55.

0:34:140:34:16

-There's 60.

-It's going up.

0:34:160:34:17

70. 75. 80.

0:34:170:34:19

-You are a genius...

-Yes!

-..well done!

0:34:190:34:21

-You're in profit.

-85 with me.

0:34:210:34:23

£90 then with the lady now at £90.

0:34:230:34:25

-That's brilliant.

-Fantastic. Wow.

0:34:250:34:28

Well done, girls. Straight in there.

0:34:280:34:31

Any more at £90? Lady's bid on the left at £90. Surely worth 95 though?

0:34:310:34:34

-Anyone else now? At £90 I'm selling.

-£90! Look at that.

0:34:340:34:37

First time and last time now at £90.

0:34:370:34:39

-Plus 15.

-Yes!

-Absolutely brilliant.

-Well done.

0:34:410:34:43

You're really chuffed with that, aren't you?

0:34:430:34:45

Yes, here we go with the cabinet.

0:34:450:34:47

Lot 1,690. We have this specimen wood parquetry table cabinet.

0:34:470:34:51

It's early 20th century, nice lot, it's in nice condition too.

0:34:510:34:54

Surely worth £60 so start me then at £60. Where's 60 for the box?

0:34:540:34:58

I thought hands were shooting up there. £40 for the box then.

0:34:580:35:02

£20 then.

0:35:020:35:03

There's 20. 25.

0:35:030:35:06

-Don't stop now, sir.

-No, don't stop now.

-30. 35.

0:35:060:35:10

40. 45.

0:35:100:35:12

45, lady behind the pillar. £45.

0:35:120:35:15

-Any more at £45? Internet's 50.

-Oh!

0:35:150:35:18

-Internet's 50.

-£50 here. 55, you're going to go 55?

0:35:180:35:22

£50, internet bid then. At £50 I have to sell it for 50, all done?

0:35:220:35:25

£50.

0:35:250:35:26

50 it is. £50. That's minus 15, you started with 15, you just lost 15.

0:35:270:35:33

You got absolutely nowhere. Look out. Here comes the caddy spoon.

0:35:330:35:37

This is it.

0:35:370:35:39

Continental silver caddy spoon of medieval design,

0:35:390:35:41

hallmarked for Chester 1901.

0:35:410:35:44

Start me at £40.

0:35:440:35:46

There's 40, very positively in the centre of the room. At £40.

0:35:460:35:48

Now, where's 45?

0:35:480:35:49

40 is bid, surely worth five, though, for the little caddy spoon.

0:35:490:35:53

Silver spoon here, £45 anyone? Make your tea taste better.

0:35:530:35:56

It's got £40 with the gentleman in the middle. Anyone at 45?

0:35:560:35:59

I can't bear this, kids.

0:35:590:36:00

I'll take £40 because I'm going to have to take £40

0:36:000:36:03

and it's yours then at £40.

0:36:030:36:05

£40.

0:36:050:36:08

£5. Overall, you're minus £5.

0:36:080:36:11

-That's not right, is it?

-That's sad.

0:36:110:36:13

-Bad luck.

-Shall we go?

-Now, what are you going to do about the slides?

0:36:130:36:16

-Oh, I just don't know.

-What shall we do?

0:36:160:36:18

-Go on, let's do it.

-Going to go for it? OK, OK.

-OK, you're going with

0:36:180:36:21

it, well, we're going with the bonus buy, that's the decision.

0:36:210:36:24

-Yes.

-There we go, kids, and here it comes.

0:36:240:36:27

We have a case set of microscope slides circa 1880,

0:36:270:36:30

late 19th century. I can start at £50 straightaway.

0:36:300:36:35

-Oh, they need to do better than that.

-60. 65. 70.

0:36:350:36:38

75 dead ahead at 75. Where's 80?

0:36:380:36:41

80. 85. 85 it is, straight ahead.

0:36:410:36:44

Still at 85. Where's 90 now?

0:36:440:36:46

-£85 dead ahead.

-Oh, no!

0:36:460:36:48

85 it is then. Any more at £85? Surely worth more. No more?

0:36:480:36:51

I can't bear it!

0:36:510:36:53

-And I'm selling. £85.

-Oh, Catherine.

0:36:530:36:56

-£85, that is so bad luck.

-I'm sorry.

-You was robbed.

0:36:560:37:02

Minus £35 is the overall score. That is a fair score.

0:37:020:37:07

-It could be a winning score.

-Never know, hopefully.

0:37:070:37:09

-So don't despair and don't say a word to the Blues.

-No.

-No.

0:37:090:37:13

-OK, Paul, Liz, do you know how the Reds got on?

-No.

-Absolutely no idea.

0:37:210:37:25

First up is the investiture chair with which we have high hopes

0:37:250:37:29

and here it comes.

0:37:290:37:30

Lot 1,708, we have this wonderful Prince Charles investiture chair,

0:37:300:37:35

open armed chair, designed by Lord Snowden in 1969. Popular lot.

0:37:350:37:40

With this I can start 70, 80, 90, 100, 10,

0:37:400:37:44

120 on the book with commission at £120.

0:37:440:37:48

-Yay.

-120 on the book.

0:37:480:37:51

So £120. Anyone else now at £130?

0:37:510:37:54

130 internet, commission's gone now.

0:37:540:37:56

140 internet. 150 internet.

0:37:560:37:58

160 internet. 170 internet.

0:37:580:38:00

180, 190 internet.

0:38:000:38:03

200 on the net now.

0:38:030:38:04

210. 220. 230.

0:38:040:38:07

-Look at this.

-240 on the internet. 250 on the internet.

0:38:070:38:11

I'll tell you, you'll be going to the Caribbean.

0:38:110:38:13

-260. 270 internet bid. At 270, 280 now...

-Not bad, eh? Not bad.

0:38:130:38:19

Are you going to make it 300, internet? £300 is bid.

0:38:190:38:23

Yes, Tom Tom!

0:38:230:38:24

£320 internet bid, 320. £320 then, on the internet, £320. Fair warning.

0:38:240:38:31

320.

0:38:310:38:32

-You have just made £230 profit.

-A snip, a snip!

0:38:340:38:38

Now, we go to the didgeridoo. Will this blow the right note?

0:38:400:38:43

Here we go.

0:38:430:38:45

This lovely didgeridoo, nicely decorated, from Australia.

0:38:450:38:49

£20 I'm bid. £20.

0:38:490:38:51

25 and 30.

0:38:510:38:52

35 and 40.

0:38:530:38:54

-Yes!

-Yay!

-This is ridiculous.

0:38:540:38:57

45 on the left,

0:38:580:38:59

45 with the lady down the front by the flowers at £45.

0:38:590:39:02

Anyone else now at £45?

0:39:020:39:04

-£45 then, fair warning at 45.

-£45 is brilliant, that's plus £15.

0:39:040:39:09

We're not complaining. We're up to 245.

0:39:090:39:12

A collection of Royal Copenhagen porcelain, five pieces there.

0:39:120:39:16

-£65, I'm bid.

-It's getting close. Go on! It's nice stuff.

0:39:160:39:21

70 now. 70 in the room. Five if you want to bid. 75 internet.

0:39:210:39:25

-80 in the room.

-Yes, yes!

0:39:250:39:27

Against you, internet, at 80, are you going to go one more?

0:39:270:39:29

£80 by the vase, at £80.

0:39:290:39:32

On the left, selling 80 then, fair warning. Everyone else in the room.

0:39:320:39:36

£80.

0:39:360:39:38

OK.

0:39:380:39:41

-You're plus 250.

-Woo!

-Woo-hoo!

0:39:410:39:43

Which is a quarter of £1,000 in profit.

0:39:430:39:47

What are you doing about the Just Andersen?

0:39:470:39:50

Are you going to go with him or not?

0:39:500:39:52

Well, the other Danish thing didn't let us down. We're definitely going

0:39:520:39:56

-to go with the candlesticks, I think.

-Yes.

-It's a no brainer, isn't it?

0:39:560:39:59

-You're happy with that, Liz?

-Absolutely.

-It's a wonderful find.

0:39:590:40:02

Anyway, next up is the bonus buy and here it comes.

0:40:020:40:04

Lot 1,714, a pair of Just Andersen pewter twin branch candelabra

0:40:040:40:11

of lovely interwoven design.

0:40:110:40:14

Start me at, £40 to start me.

0:40:140:40:16

Lovely pair of candlesticks this for £40.

0:40:160:40:19

£30 then.

0:40:200:40:22

£30. Lovely...is that a bid? Where's the bid? £30, in the room.

0:40:220:40:26

-Sorry, internet got there first.

-30.

-Absolutely.

0:40:260:40:30

40 in the room on the right. Against you, internet, now, £40. 45.

0:40:300:40:35

Are you going to go one more?

0:40:350:40:37

Yes? £50 in the room on the right.

0:40:370:40:41

At £50. 55 on the net. Sure?

0:40:410:40:45

-£55 internet.

-At £55, that is a profit, Tom.

0:40:450:40:49

-I'm selling to the net at 55.

-It's very good. Back of the net, boy.

0:40:490:40:52

£55 is plus £35 which takes you to a tremendous £285 of profit.

0:40:520:40:59

-Now we've got to look miserable when we go out.

-You do.

0:40:590:41:03

You've watched this programme before, you have.

0:41:030:41:05

-Anyway, Paul, Liz, well done.

-Thank you.

-Don't say a word to the Reds.

0:41:050:41:08

-That's fantastic.

-OK.

-Bravo. And, Tom.

-Thank you.

0:41:080:41:12

-Well, that was fun, wasn't it?

-Wonderful.

-Yes.

0:41:210:41:24

What a roller coaster of experience.

0:41:240:41:26

Great fun, unfortunately on this programme we can't have two teams of

0:41:260:41:29

winners, and the runners-up today by a considerable margin are the Reds.

0:41:290:41:33

-Aww!

-Aww.

0:41:330:41:35

-Bad luck, bad luck. But it started off so well.

-Yep.

0:41:350:41:37

You got that £15 profit

0:41:370:41:39

and then it went all completely down the old proverbial.

0:41:390:41:42

-And all in all, it finished up as being minus 35.

-We had fun.

0:41:420:41:46

-You had fun?

-We did.

-Yes.

-And we had fun. Thank you very much.

0:41:460:41:49

-Thank you, Catherine.

-Thank you.

0:41:490:41:50

But the Blues go home with a triple victory

0:41:500:41:53

because not only did they get £285 of cash.

0:41:530:41:59

That's £285 of pleasure.

0:41:590:42:02

But you then went on and made a profit on every single other item

0:42:020:42:06

and you made a profit on the bonus buy which is a great achievement.

0:42:060:42:10

Here you go, here are your golden gavels. Liz, have a pluck.

0:42:100:42:14

-Thank you very much.

-There we go. There's your golden gavel...

0:42:140:42:17

-Thank you very much.

-..and, Thomas, one for your collection.

-Thank you.

0:42:170:42:20

-Which is very nice. Pin them, wear them with pride.

-I will.

0:42:200:42:22

Tell all your neighbours what you've achieved and did you enjoy it?

0:42:220:42:26

-Absolutely.

-What about you, Paul?

-Oh, wonderful. The whole experience

0:42:260:42:29

has just been really nice.

0:42:290:42:30

Are you thinking about going into the trade, you two?

0:42:300:42:34

-Can't afford it.

-Ah. Anyway, well done, Tom. A triumph all round.

0:42:340:42:38

We've loved it.

0:42:380:42:40

We've loved it so much indeed.

0:42:400:42:41

Why don't you join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

0:42:410:42:44

-ALL:

-Yes!

0:42:440:42:46

The teams scour the antique shops of Lewes in West Sussex for those all-elusive bargains, and with experts Catherine Southon and Thomas Plant they are in safe hands. Presenter Tim Wonnacott finds something to keep the flies off!


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