Hungerford 4 Bargain Hunt


Hungerford 4

Antiques show. Tim Wonnacott presents as antiques experts Nick Hall and Kate Bateman guide two teams around the antiques shops of Hungerford in search of bargains.


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If you've got a hunger for antiques,

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then Hungerford is a great place to be.

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They've certainly got a great appetite for them round here,

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because there are shops and arcades

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simply stuffed to the rafters.

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No point in mucking about -

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let's go bargain hunting. Yeah!

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Whether travelling by coach in the 17th century,

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or taking Brunel's

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Great Western Railway route in 1862,

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Hungerford has always been an important stopping-off point

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when travelling across the country.

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Let us find out

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what the journey will bring forth for our teams today, eh?

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Coming up - the Reds' expertise is questionable.

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-How much is it?

-I don't know.

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-What does it say?

-Not for sale.

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No, that's the stand not for sale, you nanas!

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And over with the Blues,

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it's Nick's taste that's called into question.

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Do you like that?

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No!

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Let's all get acquainted.

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So, it's married bliss on today's programme - we hope.

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For the Reds, we've got Ashley and George,

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and for the Blues we have Kirsty and Glen.

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-Hello, everyone!

-ALL: Hi, Tim!

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How lovely. Now, Ashley, it says here that you were destined to meet.

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Yes, we met in a pub called The Little George,

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and then we got married,

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and we've been happily married ever since.

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How lovely. You had a special wedding, didn't you?

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Yes, we did, we had a medieval-themed wedding.

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A re-enactment society came and did sword-fighting and archery.

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How did you have sword-fighting at a wedding?

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Well, it was quite exciting.

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There were loads of knights fighting...

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-Over the women.

-Yes, basically!

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Now, George, it says here you do a first-class job - and that's a hint.

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-Yes, I'm a postman.

-You're a postman.

-Yes.

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You're a postie and you're wearing red!

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I know, perfect, isn't it?

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-Star Wars is one of your passions.

-Yes.

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I fully enjoy Star Wars

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and I collect toys, memorabilia, magazines.

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I've spent a fair few pounds over the years.

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How do you feel about this, Ashley?

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Well, ever since he changed his middle name to Jedi,

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which was just before our wedding,

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really, I should have maybe thought...

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-Put your foot down? Yes.

-Thought about marrying him!

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If the Force isn't with you today, right,

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what sort of tactics are you going to adopt?

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Well, I think we're going to go for some glass,

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we both love glass, and silver,

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and maybe a bit of Art Deco.

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-You've got a kind of game plan, then?

-Yes.

-Fingers crossed, yes.

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Well, I'm reassured.

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We'll cross everything, actually, George.

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Anyway, lovely. Well done. Now, Kirsty,

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you had an unlikely object which drew you together.

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Yes, we did.

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I work for a distributor, selling large format printers.

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And Glen called to the office one day, as a customer,

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wanting a price for one.

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So we got chatting,

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and then we started e-mailing,

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photos, etc.

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Did you give him a big discount?

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-No.

-No.

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And so we decided to have a first date.

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All went well, but I said to Glen, "I will never move to Basingstoke,

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"I'm a Nottingham girl, don't expect me to move."

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-Quite right.

-Nine months later I moved to Basingstoke,

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and I've lived there ever since.

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And the rest, as they say, is history.

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OK. Well, that's sweet. Just shows that something's working.

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Have you always worked with computers?

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No, I was originally in the Royal Navy after leaving college

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-and working on Sea Harrier aircraft.

-Oh, were you?

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Were they great bits of kit, the Harrier?

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Yeah, excellent bits of kit, and the public loved them at air shows

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and called them the jump jet, flying backwards and sideways,

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up and down, that kind of thing.

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But difficult bits of kit, quite small,

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lots of equipment inside them,

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but, yeah, fun.

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Mainly the lads that you work with. Brilliant.

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-And you have been known to wear a mankini.

-Several times.

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What exactly is a mankini?

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It's a... It's a...

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-It's kind of a....

-A bikini for men.

-A bikini for men.

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Really? What, no top bit?

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It covers part of you.

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-Oh, it has a bit of a top bit.

-Very little of you, it covers!

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Well, that's nice to know. Here comes your £300. £300.

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You know the rules. Your experts await, and off you go!

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And there we are. Mankinis, eh?

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So, the teams tear off on their travels.

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Helping them to navigate are our experts,

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and having a ball with the Reds is Kate Bateman.

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And swotting up for the Blues is Nick Hall.

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Right, now, I've heard you two are quite the bargain-hunters.

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-That's right, yes.

-Yeah, definitely.

-So do we have a plan?

-Yes, we do.

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-Buy glass, I think, would be good.

-Nice bit of silver.

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OK, bit of silver.

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Well, there's lots of that inside, so what are we waiting for?

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-Let's get in there.

-Brilliant.

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So the Reds are revved up and raring to go.

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Do the Blues have a battle plan?

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-Something military.

-Military? Yeah, not a bad thing.

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-A bit of quality. No tat. Quality.

-No tat - quality.

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No tat, Kirsty - a girl after my own heart!

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That's quite cool. What's that?

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It's a Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin.

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You ever seen it? It's an advertising tin, shaped like books.

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-That's not a bad price, actually.

-How much is that?

-65.

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I know that sounds a lot for a tin of biscuits without any biscuits in,

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but it's got the strap, and often you see it without the strap.

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-It is pretty cool actually.

-I quite like that.

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That's something to keep in mind.

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Crumbs, you guys are quick off the mark.

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Wow.

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Glass can be good news if the quality's there,

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and there's some fantastic hand-cut 19th-century glass

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on the top there.

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-I'll go and get the key and we'll see what we do.

-Lovely.

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-OK. Do you like that?

-No.

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Oh, dear! But think, Glen - will it make a profit?

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SHE LAUGHS

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I like that pansy plate myself.

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Clarice Cliff. Quite expensive.

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It's £75 for a tiny little tea plate.

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-In world of reality, that's a lot of money.

-It is.

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That's quite good.

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-Do you like the cigarette case, the Deco one?

-That's nice.

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That's actually all right.

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-I like Art Deco things.

-85. That's quite cool.

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What's nice is, that doesn't have somebody's initials all over it.

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"To Charles, love Vera." And it's 1932, so that's a proper...

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That is proper Deco. It's not a repro.

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No, I love the Art Deco period.

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What's the picture on the front then?

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It's that kind of thing that you get in the Chrysler Building.

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All those sort of clean lines,

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really cool skyscraper kind of things.

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-Obviously people don't use them as cigarette cases any more.

-No.

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And it's a bit out of fashion in that sense,

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but they're cool, you can have them as calling-card cases.

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They're cool as little wallets and stuff like that.

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Is it silver? Open it up. There should be a hallmark.

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That is the question.

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-Yeah, there we go!

-There's loads.

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Well, that's all the same hallmark.

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So what you've got is the maker here,

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and then you've got anchor for Birmingham.

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And then you've got the lion passant,

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which just tells you it's a British sterling silver.

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And then H is the year mark.

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It's good. Silver gilt.

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This is because gold is an inert metal,

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it doesn't react with anything.

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It's not going to react with your tobacco or your salt

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or whatever you put in here.

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-I think that's cute.

-I think that's lovely.

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Right, so it's on at 85.

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There might be a profit if you can get it for 50.

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Crikey, I hope you Reds

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have some good bargaining skills up your sleeves.

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Anything under the asking price I think's reasonable.

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-Do you think it's going to go for about £80?

-You'd hope so.

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Well, there it is. Thanks, Alex.

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So, important thing with this is we're checking the condition,

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and is it a genuine early one.

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How can you tell?

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Wear and tear underneath here.

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What you're looking for is in excess of 150 years' worth of wear.

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I think it might be nearer to 1900 than 1850,

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so late 19th century.

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But it's nice quality.

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Would there be any maker's marks on the glass

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to suggest where it came from?

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-Well, you tend not to get maker's marks on the majority of glass.

-OK.

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The odd designer piece, you might get a monogram or something.

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-I mean, it's something to put in our think-tank, isn't it?

-Yes.

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Could we leave it with you to speak to the owner of that

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and, if we were interested,

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would something around about the 50, 60, 70 quid be possible?

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Well, you know, I'll do my best, we'll see.

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He might not like it, Glen.

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But your expert thinks you could be on to a winner.

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How are those negotiations going?

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The best they can do is £60.

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60. What do you think?

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-That's not bad.

-I think we should go for it.

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-I think we should go for it.

-Do you like it?

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-I like it. Yes.

-Let's go wild.

-All right, go on, then.

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Yes, we'll have it at 60.

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That's our first in the bag. Yay!

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Are the Blues having such luck?

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-Hi, guys.

-Hi there.

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Alex is back with a price on the vase.

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-Best price that he can do is £75.

-That's not a bad price.

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It's something to fall back on if we can't find anything else.

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OK? We've got a plan B, haven't we?

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What about something like that? That's Shelley.

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I know you like Deco and you like Clarice Cliff,

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and that's a bit out of our price range, with a £300 limit.

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But what about that? Look. Do you like that?

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This is called Maytime, it's one of their iconic chintz patterns.

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It's pretty cool. It's the same time period - like, '30s -

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as the Clarice Cliff. Lots of people collect Shelley.

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That's a nice big piece,

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and it's £45.

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Now, there might also be some wriggle room.

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-Do you like it, is the first thing?

-I don't like it at all!

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You don't like it! What is it about Clarice Cliff?

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-It's the funky colours?

-Yes, and the simpler design.

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That looks a bit like my nana's old bedspread!

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How rude! That's so sweet.

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-It's too girlie, is it?

-Maybe a bit too girlie.

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-It is nice.

-It's not rocking my world, I'm afraid.

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I thought I was in with a winner there. Right, come on!

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So, there'll be no shelling out on Shelley.

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for the Reds today.

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Oh, goodbye, Shelley, my love!

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Come on, Kate, no time for crying -

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time to start buying.

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Ah, here's something interesting.

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-Do you like that table?

-Yes, yeah.

-I do, yeah.

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Chinese, hardwood.

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The sort of table you just stand a big Chinese vase or a pot on.

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-The Chinese market is really strong at the moment.

-Right.

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And this hardwood furniture

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is doing very well in the salerooms.

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How old's that, do you think?

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It's not as old as you want it to be.

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It's an 18th-century style,

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a lot was also made in the 19th century.

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This, I would think, looking at the patina...

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You've got to get really underneath

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and inside these things,

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and just check the construction, but...

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Early to mid-20th century, I would think.

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But it's got the look.

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-I mean, it's...

-Not a bad price on it.

-What is the price?

-34.

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Is that right?

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-That's a good buy.

-We could get that for 20, easily, couldn't we?

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-Yeah.

-I could see a big pot on there, like you say.

-Absolutely.

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The warning is it's not a period piece,

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it's not old, but it's got the look.

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And with so many people collecting Chinese porcelains now,

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you need a stand like that to put a vase on.

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What sort of price do you think it would go for?

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-Between £50-£80.

-OK.

-Hope so.

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I'd pay that much for it.

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-I'd pay about 50-60 quid.

-No, you wouldn't, love.

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Uh-oh, no time for a domestic!

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Nick's off to do battle,

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whilst Star Wars fan George

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has spotted a familiar face.

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Papier-mache snuff box.

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-Princess Leia hair.

-It is, the original look!

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-Princess Leia hair.

-That's what caught my eye.

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Never mind, George!

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Let her go.

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Someone's looking pleased with themselves.

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-Good news, guys.

-Yep.

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It's ours for the princely sum of £26 if we want it.

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-Wow, that's good.

-I think that's a yes.

-I think we want it.

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I think we'll make a profit on that.

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Well, you wanted quality, you've certainly got quality there,

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and it's bang on trend at the moment. So, for £26, are we agreed?

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-Yeah, definitely.

-OK, that is ours.

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Numero uno for the Blues.

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Now, what have the Reds found?

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It's cool, but it's... I mean, how much is it?

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-I don't know.

-If it's a fiver...I might...

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I was going to say, if it's a fiver I might let you have it.

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-What does it say?

-Not for sale.

-Not for sale.

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No, that's the stand not for sale, you nanas!

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There's no price.

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And no hope...

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That made me laugh.

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Only one item for the Blues so far.

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Can they claw it back with this carved Bavarian bear?

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That is a bargain price of £30.

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There are collectors for these.

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I think it'd probably make 40 or 50 quid.

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It does say £30, it's not £330.

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£330 would be far too grizzly.

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-Eh!

-Here all week.

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All week? I hope not!

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You've got an hour,

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and you're fast running out of time.

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-19 minutes.

-You're joking! Is that it?

-I know.

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So we've got to start buying.

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And both teams still need to find two items.

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-Panicking!

-Don't panic.

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That's quite medieval.

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That is cool. Look at that. What does that say?

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£23. That's a bargain.

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It is a bargain. "EPNS". Oh, that's all it says.

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Electroplated nickel silver.

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Surely there's a make on there.

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-It's quite nice.

-Oh, wow.

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-Do you like it?

-That, I love that.

-It's a big Lord Of The Rings-y.

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It is a bit, isn't it?

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-£23.50.

-I know it's only silver plate, but it is quite cool.

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-That's mid-20th century, that's cool.

-Oh, I do like that.

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-And if you had rings, you could keep them in there.

-Yes!

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Practical. Ever-practical.

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-So what is it?

-It's called a tazza.

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I don't know why. T-A-Z-Z-A. And it's just...

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Translated from the Italian word for a cup,

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a tazza is a shallow bowl on a pedestal.

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-How much profit do you think we could get?

-Not a huge amount,

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but I would estimate it 20-40.

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I mean, would you have that in your house?

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I possibly would've had it at our wedding, we had a medieval wedding,

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and that would've looked really good on the top table.

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-Fabulous.

-I'm amazed you didn't say you had a Jedi wedding.

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-No, we didn't.

-I wish. I tried.

-Did he try?

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He did try, but I wouldn't wear the bikini.

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Let's go and see what the lady will do.

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Well, you're clearly the man with the ladies. Go on!

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Use the Force, George.

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-As low as you like. Ten.

-Right, Lynne, £10?

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-Let's see what we can do.

-Fabulous.

-Brilliant.

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Meanwhile, our two Blues

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have found a set of miniature bottles.

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I think, for the money they're asking for it,

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it's not going to make a fortune,

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-but it's got to make more than that, surely.

-Absolutely.

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Well, let's make a decision then. We'll buy the glass vase.

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-I think so, yes.

-We've got a couple of plan Bs to fall on

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and 15 minutes to see if there's anything better.

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That's the spirit, Nick.

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Plan Bs, plan Cs -

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it's almost as if you've done this before, you two.

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We're pleased that we've made it so easy for you.

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Oh, look, look. Here we go. News on the tazza.

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-What is the good or bad news?

-£12.

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-BOTH: £12!

-I don't think you could say no.

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-No, I think that's a really good deal.

-Yeah?

-Yes.

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Shall we get that as our second item?

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We'll definitely get that as our second item. Thank you very much.

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"Obi-wan" left, Reds!

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The Blues are hot on their heels, though.

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-Decision made. The yellow Bohemian vase, if we can, at 75.

-Yep, 75.

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-We'll have that.

-So, how's that plan or yours working out, Glen?

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We came here with a game plan of buying something military,

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something Art Nouveau,

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and we've got a piece of glass and a reproduction table.

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-It's going splendidly.

-SHE LAUGHS

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It was back near the front, wasn't it?

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And the Reds are on a rocky road

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as they try and track down their first "spot" -

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the advertising biscuit tin.

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-Is it still there?

-SHE GASPS

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-It's gone.

-Oh, no!

-It's gone.

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-It has gone.

-Oh, no, no, no - we were banking on that.

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-Right, OK.

-We should have grabbed it to start with.

-We should've done!

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When you see a bargain, you should grab it.

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That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Glen, Glen, put the accordion down, Glen.

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That was my wife singing.

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-You know those little miniature bottles you found?

-Yeah.

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-Well, I can trump that.

-Wow.

-Wow.

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That's a proper bottle of booze if you're going to buy one, isn't it?

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-And is it full?

-No.

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It's actually a display piece from the shop of a vintner's.

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Got a bit of age about it as well.

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I just really like the decorative appeal to it. What do you think?

0:17:050:17:09

Yeah, it's nice. It's different. So what sort of age?

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It says 1838 established, but...

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That's when the vintage would have been established,

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but the bottle is probably 100 years old.

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-Really?

-Yeah, I would think so.

0:17:200:17:23

Don't drop it.

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The best they can do is £47.

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What do you think that would make?

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It's difficult to say cos it's a bit of a niche market,

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but there are collectors for wine-related goods.

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The wine market is buoyant.

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OK. It's another one to consider.

0:17:380:17:40

I'll put it on the side as a possible maybe.

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How many plans does one team need?

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Come on, Blues, make a decision. Remember that Clarice Cliff plate?

0:17:450:17:49

The Reds are making a move.

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We're going to be really cheeky and ask if we could have it for 45.

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I don't know whether that would be possible.

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-I will call the dealer and see what we can do.

-Thank you.

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-Right, let's use our Jedi powers.

-Yes.

-You will take it for 45.

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45 is the offer you're looking for.

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Ah, the good old-fashioned Jedi mind trick, eh, George?

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Back with the Blues, they've decided against the miniature set,

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which has left them with a conundrum.

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Would you prefer to go for the bottle rather than the bear?

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Em...

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COUNTDOWN TIMER CLICKS

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-Bottle, I think.

-You're going bottle. That was 47.

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-OK.

-You're going bottle over bear.

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Hang on, are we in the right game show?

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You want to shake this man's hand and give him £47, the cognac's ours.

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That was thirsty work, Kirsty. Cheers.

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So the Blues reach the finish line.

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But are the Reds about to do a U-turn?

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No, exactly...

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Perhaps we could get this Shelley jug.

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I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that.

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Are you coming round?

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Hello. What about the Clarice Cliff then?

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I think what it is, is the top's quite delicate

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but the bottom's quite...

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-I see what you mean.

-Do you see what I mean?

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For me, it belongs more on a tea cup than it does on quite a chunky jug.

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-But...

-Just think of your interior design with your artful...

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That would look lovely.

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It looks a lot better with five minutes to go, doesn't it?

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-It does.

-It does.

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-What was it again?

-If you think that'll make a profit.

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I just think it's a great make, it's good condition.

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I reckon you could haggle it from 45 to 35 or even 40.

0:19:350:19:38

-Find her and ask her.

-Yeah, let's go and ask her.

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Looking rather smug there, Kate.

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-I've got 45 on it now. How about 40.

-35 and we've got a deal?

-Oh...

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-Go on.

-It hurts.

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Look at his face.

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Seeing as you're pleading with those lovely big brown eyes,

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we'll do a deal.

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-35.

-And you're not even... Are you sure?

0:20:010:20:04

You're not going to wait for the Clarice Cliff?

0:20:040:20:06

No, we'll go for that. That's brilliant.

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That's our three items bought. Two minutes to spare.

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-With Granny's old jug.

-Oh.

-This might be my smuggest face ever.

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A storming job, troops. Well done.

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It's the end of the road for the teams. Stop shopping.

0:20:210:20:24

Let's check out what the Red Team bought, eh?

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A smoking deal was first up. They paid £60 for their cigarette case.

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I think that's cute.

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The silver-plated tazza was their next buy for £12.

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It is quite a chunky jug.

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Eventually, Ashley was sure about Shelley. The jug cost them £35.

0:20:420:20:47

-OK, well, you're a jolly couple, aren't you?

-Yes, we are.

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Now, tell me, which is your favourite piece.

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-I think it's probably the cigarette case.

-That's you're favourite?

-Yes.

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-Do you agree with that?

-Yes, yes.

-You do?

-Yep.

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Is it going to bring the biggest profit, the cigarette case?

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-No. I think it's going to be the tazza that we...

-Do you reckon?

-Yes.

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-Your tazza, eh?

-Yes.

-OK, fine.

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-You spent in total?

-107.

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I'd like £193, please.

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There you go.

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190. Oh, and there's the three too, brilliant.

0:21:160:21:19

That goes straight over to Kate Bateman. There you go.

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Nice little heap of cash, that, for you.

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Yeah. Well, they like their Art Deco, so I've got a few ideas.

0:21:240:21:26

I might get something '30s for you if I can afford it.

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You've got plenty of cash there.

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Very, very good luck with that.

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Why don't we check out right now what the Blue team bought?

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The jardiniere stand stood them in good stead for £26.

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Whilst the Bohemian vase cost them £75.

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We all needed a drink after their final deal -

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the cognac bottle set them back £47.

0:21:510:21:56

LAUGHTER

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Well, you two look very naughty.

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Have they been naughty, Nick?

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I can confirm they've been that and more.

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Good. Which is your favourite piece?

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I think probably the bottle, actually.

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-Bottle?

-Bottle.

-OK. Your bottle.

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-Would you agree with the bottle?

-No, I think the Chinese table.

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Chinese table is your favourite.

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-Is that going to bring the biggest profit?

-Yes.

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Quite cunning with all this Chinese stuff doing so well.

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-Do you agree that it's going to bring the biggest amount?

-Oh, yeah.

0:22:210:22:24

-Yeah?

-Totally.

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-You spent in total?

-148.

0:22:250:22:28

I'd like 152.

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-Here it comes 152.

-£152, sir.

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There we go. That's lovely, with a tissue.

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You can have the tissue back,

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and we'll give the cash over to our Nicholas.

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I can spend the tissue. I'll try, but I don't think they'll take it.

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Got any ideas then?

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It's a good sum of money, actually. No idea.

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-You're a bit of a maestro though on these bonus buys, aren't you?

-I try.

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It isn't easy finding the bonus buys.

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I don't envy you this task, actually.

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-It's not now cos this lot have picked well.

-Have they?

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-They've done so terribly well. Isn't that lovely?

-Absolutely.

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He is not a man who gives out false praise, I tell you.

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-Well, good luck with that.

-Thank you.

0:23:050:23:07

Enjoy yourself on your search.

0:23:070:23:09

Meanwhile, I'm going to look at something that you could

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describe as a bit of a GILT-y pleasure.

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This pair of gilt-bronze candlesticks...

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Well, they don't look so gilt-bronze at the moment,

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because they're in a pretty tatty state.

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But with a bit of TLC and decent restoration,

0:23:320:23:37

these things are world beaters.

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What's so special about them?

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Well, they're made of this miraculous cast-metal bronze,

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and they're made to the design of a man called William Bateman II,

0:23:480:23:54

the great-grandson of the famous British silversmith Hester Bateman.

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They are of a peculiar and wacky design.

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That's what makes them great.

0:24:040:24:07

We've got a three-sided lobed base.

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On each of the projections sits a swan.

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No ordinary swan though - a swan with a curious,

0:24:140:24:18

elongated neck and upheld beak.

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All three swans are looking and concentrating on the central stem.

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This is a pretty peculiar make up,

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but when you look at the detail of quite how exquisitely

0:24:310:24:35

the bronze has been cast and chased,

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you get to see quite how splendid they are.

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The feathers on the wings of each of the swans are exquisitely tooled.

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You get this curl of feathering,

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just like you see on real swans

0:24:500:24:54

paddling up and down the Thames.

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That makes these very special, because they'll restore beautifully.

0:24:560:25:01

What they need is a really good clean and to be re-gilt.

0:25:020:25:06

In fact, in some of the examples I've seen,

0:25:060:25:09

the swans aren't gilt at all, they're silvered.

0:25:090:25:13

If you can imagine how smart these silvered swans would look

0:25:130:25:18

nestling up against a gilt metal, it would be simply breathtaking.

0:25:180:25:24

As a result of all of that, these candlesticks

0:25:240:25:27

are actually worth a lot of money.

0:25:270:25:29

They don't look it now,

0:25:290:25:31

but they will be when they've had the treatment.

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Decently restored, they're worth the top end of £5,000.

0:25:340:25:38

Some swan.

0:25:390:25:41

Some candlestick.

0:25:410:25:42

What do you do when you come away from Hungerford?

0:25:540:25:58

You go 15 miles down the road to Newbury to Special Auction Services,

0:25:580:26:02

which is what we've done today to be with Tom Plant.

0:26:020:26:04

-Tom, great to be here.

-It's great to have you.

0:26:040:26:07

For the Reds, they're looking forward to big profits

0:26:070:26:09

like on their silver and gold Deco cigarette case.

0:26:090:26:12

-That's a period thing.

-It is a period thing.

0:26:120:26:15

Engine-turned with a bit of gold to it. What do you do with them now?

0:26:150:26:19

-I've got an idea.

-Have you?

-Yes.

-Oh, good.

0:26:190:26:23

My idea is actually open them up and put photographs inside.

0:26:230:26:26

That's my idea.

0:26:260:26:27

-Oh, is it your idea?! Is it?!

-I had that idea years ago.

0:26:270:26:30

-Did you?

-Did I tell you about it?

-You may have told me.

0:26:300:26:33

No, seriously.

0:26:340:26:35

There are thousands of redundant engined-turned 1920s,

0:26:350:26:38

1930s cigarette cases knocking about,

0:26:380:26:40

so making them into something else is a good idea.

0:26:400:26:43

But that one cost this team £60.

0:26:430:26:47

-Did it now?

-Yes, it did.

-Mm.

0:26:470:26:49

-With no enamelling, that's a lot of money.

-£40-£60.

0:26:490:26:52

Really, that's being generous.

0:26:520:26:54

It is. We quite like the gold bit on it, really.

0:26:540:26:56

It looks quite period and Deco.

0:26:560:26:58

Fine. What about this tazza. That looks stylish.

0:26:580:27:01

It's really stylish.

0:27:010:27:03

-We had three of us looking at that.

-Did you?

0:27:030:27:05

We were looking at it thinking, "Is this period?"

0:27:050:27:09

It's not yesterday. It's marked EPNS.

0:27:090:27:13

The legs are a little bit thick and clumpy,

0:27:130:27:16

but otherwise it's an extremely stylish thing.

0:27:160:27:19

-It looks like it's German or Austrian.

-It does.

0:27:190:27:22

-Very, very strong in style.

-It is.

0:27:220:27:25

You think it does date from the '30s. '20s, '30s.

0:27:250:27:28

Yeah.

0:27:280:27:29

We put it at 70-90.

0:27:290:27:31

-Have you really?

-Yeah.

-Repeat it.

0:27:310:27:33

-£70-90.

-I can't believe it. They only paid £12.

-No!

-Yes!

0:27:330:27:37

-Really? What a bargain!

-Well, it's a steal, isn't it?

-It is.

0:27:370:27:39

Well, if you achieve £70-90, there will be a team jumping for joy,

0:27:390:27:44

and they'll be the Reds.

0:27:440:27:46

-Whooping.

-Whooping.

0:27:460:27:47

I'm not sure there's a lot to whoop about

0:27:470:27:49

when it comes to this green jug.

0:27:490:27:51

Well, it is not my taste, it's a very female taste,

0:27:510:27:56

but it has that vintage look, which is what people are going for now.

0:27:560:28:01

It is Shelley. Shelley is a good factory.

0:28:010:28:03

It's a good factory, but it has that vintage appeal.

0:28:030:28:06

Almost Cath Kidston-esque with that apple blossom. They're good colours.

0:28:060:28:12

It's very now.

0:28:120:28:13

-OK. It's very now and on-trend, so how much?

-We put £20-30 on it.

0:28:130:28:17

-OK, they paid £35, which is not so on-trend.

-No.

0:28:170:28:20

So they paid a tad too much for that.

0:28:200:28:22

They paid a tad too much for the silver cigarette case,

0:28:220:28:25

but everything is going to be fine for them

0:28:250:28:27

as a result of the tazza.

0:28:270:28:29

In which case, they won't need the bonus buy,

0:28:290:28:31

but let's go and have a look at it anyway.

0:28:310:28:34

Well, this is fun.

0:28:340:28:37

You gave a mammoth amount to Kate - £193 leftover lolly.

0:28:370:28:40

Kate, what did you spend it on?

0:28:400:28:42

I bought this little beauty.

0:28:420:28:45

It's very lovely. It's a cigarette case.

0:28:450:28:48

It's 1930s, so it's hallmarked 1931.

0:28:480:28:51

All enamel top, little sunburst here. I think this is so sweet.

0:28:510:28:55

I would eat this myself. I love it. What do you think?

0:28:550:28:58

-How much did you pay?

-£150.

0:28:580:29:00

I think that's worth it cos it's a lovely thing.

0:29:000:29:03

It's perfect condition, which for enamel,

0:29:030:29:05

if you've got chips off it, it takes a lot of the money off.

0:29:050:29:08

How much do you think it'll make?

0:29:080:29:10

On a good day, you might make £50. It would be nice to see it at £200.

0:29:100:29:14

I think there's a good chance for profit here,

0:29:140:29:16

-cos it's a really nice thing.

-Yeah, it's beautiful.

0:29:160:29:18

Really beautiful.

0:29:180:29:20

I know you like your Deco stuff as well, so I thought of you.

0:29:200:29:23

Excellent. That is gorgeous.

0:29:230:29:25

Well, rather lovely that the modest amount of money that you

0:29:250:29:28

spent on your first three items has been considerably expanded by Kate.

0:29:280:29:33

-An expenditure of 150, you say.

-We had to spend some money.

0:29:330:29:37

-Well worth it.

-Yeah, it's beautiful.

0:29:370:29:40

Well, you don't pick now, you pick later.

0:29:400:29:42

Why don't we, or at least the audience at home,

0:29:420:29:44

find out what the auctioneer thinks about Kate's little case?

0:29:440:29:47

-Now, TP, yet another opportunity to shove a photograph inside.

-Yes.

0:29:500:29:56

-Sunburst Art Deco design.

-Very stylish, isn't it?

0:29:560:29:58

-It is very stylish.

-Very Vera Lynn. That's 1931.

0:29:580:30:02

That's the best that Birmingham could produce, isn't it, in 1931?

0:30:020:30:06

Heavy silver, beautifully engine-turned,

0:30:060:30:08

beautifully enamelled.

0:30:080:30:10

That's the object that you would want to take the Regal cinema

0:30:100:30:14

that had just opened in the middle of your town in that dynamic decade.

0:30:140:30:20

Kate loves it. She's invested £150.

0:30:200:30:23

-150?

-£150. That's a whopping amount to pay, isn't it?

0:30:230:30:28

-70-100 is what it's worth.

-Yeah.

-It might only make 60.

0:30:280:30:32

-Or it might only make 50.

-Absolutely. But it's not bad.

0:30:320:30:35

The team may not go with it at all. In which case, it won't matter.

0:30:350:30:38

If they do, they better watch out. That's a government health warning.

0:30:380:30:42

Moving on from the Reds to the Blues.

0:30:420:30:44

What about that hardwood stand, Tom?

0:30:440:30:46

-Well, it's very stylish.

-Isn't it?

-It is.

-Not very old.

0:30:460:30:49

No, not at all, but modern, stylish, decorative.

0:30:490:30:54

It's what the market is after.

0:30:540:30:56

That Nick Hall is a bit obsessed with this stuff. He paid £26 for it.

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-Really?

-Which is nothing.

-Nothing. We put it in at 40-60.

0:31:010:31:05

Think of the work in cutting it, moulding it,

0:31:050:31:07

-sanding it, polishing it.

-It's beautiful.

0:31:070:31:09

And producing a beautiful table out of hardwood.

0:31:090:31:11

At the end of the day, old Hall comes along and he pays £26.

0:31:110:31:16

-And then we put it in at 40-60. It seems there's no justice.

-Not really.

0:31:160:31:20

-What about the bohemian flashed glass vase?

-Well, I am a glass fan.

0:31:200:31:25

I think glass is a fabulous material.

0:31:250:31:28

There's a lot of work has gone on with this.

0:31:280:31:31

Hand-blown, then dipped in the citrine, the amber colour.

0:31:310:31:35

Then it's been wheel engraved in a traditional design, but with little

0:31:350:31:40

highlights of Art Deco on here, with the circles and the dashes.

0:31:400:31:44

Just brings it up from a Victorian example to a '30s.

0:31:440:31:49

Yes. '20s or '30s.

0:31:490:31:50

-Yeah, jolly good. How much?

-We put it in at 50-80.

-£75 paid.

0:31:500:31:55

You might get that. It's got the quality, hasn't it?

0:31:550:31:58

It's got the quality.

0:31:580:31:59

-Condition's good. Bit dirty.

-It just needs a jolly good clean.

0:31:590:32:02

Rather like the shop display. That's a dirty bottle.

0:32:020:32:04

It is a dirty bottle.

0:32:040:32:05

But if you were somebody who enjoyed a bit of brandy,

0:32:050:32:10

-you had a little cellar or a shrine to alcohol, this would be ideal.

-Yes.

0:32:100:32:16

Of course some people just collect advertising material, don't they?

0:32:160:32:19

They do. It's a very pretty piece of lithograph.

0:32:190:32:22

Pretty lithograph.

0:32:220:32:23

-It's got the look.

-Mm, got a great look.

0:32:230:32:25

-We put £50-70 on it.

-Quite right too. It could make £100, I think.

0:32:250:32:29

£47 paid by Nick anyway. So that was a good buy.

0:32:290:32:32

All in all, this team are not going to need their bonus buy,

0:32:320:32:35

I don't think, but let's go and have a look at it.

0:32:350:32:37

Well, this is so exciting.

0:32:390:32:40

You spent £148, £152 went to the great Nicholas. What did you buy?

0:32:400:32:46

Well, I'm quite excited about this.

0:32:460:32:48

I think these are great things. I hope you like them.

0:32:480:32:51

-Oh.

-Look at those.

0:32:540:32:56

Hold them under the back there. Aren't they cool things?

0:32:560:33:01

-Yeah.

-I am speechless.

0:33:010:33:04

-They're quite different.

-They're heavy.

-They are.

0:33:040:33:07

Gosh, they are heavy.

0:33:070:33:08

Well, the ball at the back is the counterweight.

0:33:080:33:10

So you put a candle in there and it won't tip forward.

0:33:100:33:12

But what they actually are, are Arts and Crafts, I think from the

0:33:120:33:17

studio of WAS Benson, which is a big name in arts and craft metalware.

0:33:170:33:22

I think they're a really cool shape.

0:33:220:33:25

To Arts and Crafts aficionados, I think they're a must-have lot.

0:33:250:33:29

How much, sir?

0:33:290:33:30

-I paid 65.

-OK.

0:33:300:33:32

-I'd be really disappointed if they make less than £100.

-Yeah?

0:33:320:33:36

Good choice.

0:33:360:33:37

Excellent.

0:33:370:33:38

It looks like a win, win, win, doesn't it?

0:33:380:33:40

Hopefully, if you decide to go with them. If you need to.

0:33:400:33:44

Let's find out right now,

0:33:440:33:45

though, what the auctioneer thinks about Nick's sticks.

0:33:450:33:48

Well, well, well, there you go, Tom, something special for you.

0:33:500:33:53

-These are lovely.

-Aren't they?

-They are superb.

0:33:530:33:56

We've called them in the style of WAS Benson, this very famous

0:33:560:34:01

counterweight designer of lighting, electrics, candlesticks.

0:34:010:34:07

-Fabulous in brass and copper.

-And so much of the moment, aren't they?

0:34:070:34:11

They are really quite cool.

0:34:110:34:14

We rate these. We put them in at £80-120.

0:34:140:34:17

-Really? £65, Nick Hall paid.

-He's done very well.

0:34:170:34:19

They've got great potential, haven't they? Will these be on the internet?

0:34:190:34:22

Yes, it's all online.

0:34:220:34:23

Well, we look forward with confidence then, don't we?

0:34:230:34:26

-Absolutely.

-This is going to be exciting. Thanks, Tom.

0:34:260:34:29

OK, Ashley, George, what is your expectation now?

0:34:340:34:38

Well, fingers crossed we'll make a very good profit.

0:34:380:34:41

Is that what you reckon?

0:34:410:34:42

Well, that's what I'd like. In real life, I'm not sure.

0:34:420:34:45

You've got this silver-plated tazza. Who found the silver-plated tazza?

0:34:450:34:49

-I did.

-I did!

0:34:490:34:51

It's mine.

0:34:510:34:53

Well, he thinks it's unbelievable. He's estimated £70-90 on it.

0:34:530:34:56

Are you kidding me?

0:34:560:34:58

£12 you paid for that.

0:34:580:35:00

They can't believe that you bought that so well at £12.

0:35:000:35:03

Oh, I'm really chuffed.

0:35:030:35:05

First up, then, is your first cigarette case,

0:35:050:35:08

the one with the gold band.

0:35:080:35:09

Here it comes.

0:35:090:35:10

Art Deco silver cigarette case with rose, gold and geometric designs.

0:35:100:35:14

Bids here with me, jumping straight in at 45. 50 with me.

0:35:140:35:18

50 the bid.

0:35:180:35:19

At £50 on my book. Is there any advance at 50?

0:35:190:35:23

-At £50 I have.

-Come on.

-Go, Tom.

0:35:230:35:26

55. 55 and I'm out.

0:35:260:35:29

55 it's online. Any advance at 60?

0:35:290:35:32

Selling at £55.

0:35:320:35:34

I can't bear it. £55. That's bottom-tighteningly close.

0:35:340:35:39

Minus five.

0:35:390:35:41

Here comes your big, old tazza.

0:35:410:35:42

Good-looking thing, this one. Marked EPNS.

0:35:440:35:46

Start the bidding with me here at £30. At £30 at 30.

0:35:460:35:50

30. 35 we have. 40 it is. 40, 40, 40.

0:35:500:35:54

Lady's bid in front at £40. At 45.

0:35:540:35:58

Go on, one more.

0:35:580:35:59

No, make it a nice 50.

0:35:590:36:01

50, 50 I have.

0:36:020:36:03

£50, I have 50.

0:36:030:36:05

At £50. Five against you. A round 60?

0:36:050:36:09

No? Done. 55 once.

0:36:090:36:11

55 twice.

0:36:110:36:13

Well done, Ashley.

0:36:130:36:15

At £55, that is marvellous.

0:36:150:36:17

Here comes your jug.

0:36:170:36:19

Right on the button of fashion. Start me here, £10.

0:36:190:36:23

Ten I've got. Any advancement on ten?

0:36:230:36:25

At £10, at ten. 12, 15, 18...

0:36:250:36:28

I'd have this in my house.

0:36:280:36:30

Five, eight. 30? No?

0:36:310:36:34

28, then.

0:36:340:36:36

-28, go on.

-35 online.

0:36:360:36:38

£35. Imagine this with daffodils in. £35. 40 now.

0:36:380:36:43

Go on!

0:36:430:36:45

At £40, at 40, it is. All done, then, at 40. Selling.

0:36:450:36:50

That's £40. That means you're plus five, OK? You were plus 38,

0:36:500:36:54

now you've got the £5 back, you're back at plus 43.

0:36:540:36:59

How lovely is that? £43 worth of profit.

0:36:590:37:02

What are you going to do about the bonus buy?

0:37:020:37:04

Are you going to go with the cigarette case?

0:37:040:37:06

It's a difficult one.

0:37:060:37:07

-We should go for it.

-We should go for it.

0:37:070:37:09

-Let's go for it.

-You really want to? I mean, it's a big number, £150.

0:37:090:37:12

-Do you want to go home with some money?

-OK, let's leave it.

0:37:120:37:18

-We'll leave it.

-You've decided not to go with the bonus buy.

-Are you sure?

0:37:180:37:22

We were so close to saying yes.

0:37:220:37:24

We're going to sell it anyway to see what happens.

0:37:250:37:28

Art Deco cigarette case.

0:37:280:37:31

I can start the bidding with me here straight in at £50.

0:37:310:37:34

Straight in at 50. Any advance at 50? Five. 60. Five.

0:37:340:37:39

70. Five. 80. Five.

0:37:390:37:43

90. 90 I have. 95 now online.

0:37:430:37:46

At 95. It comes to 95 online.

0:37:460:37:48

100 now. At £100 it is.

0:37:480:37:51

110 now online, carrying on.

0:37:510:37:53

120. 120 now.

0:37:530:37:55

At 120 once, 120 twice.

0:37:550:37:59

All done, then.

0:37:590:38:00

-£120.

-It was the right call.

-Well done, chaps.

0:38:000:38:03

You made the right decision. That would have been minus £30.

0:38:030:38:07

As it is, you are taking home £43 of profit in your back pocket,

0:38:070:38:12

-and ready to go. Well done.

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much. Thank you.

0:38:120:38:16

Good stuff.

0:38:160:38:17

-Kirsty, Glen, do you know how the Reds got on?

-Not at all.

-Good.

0:38:240:38:28

You've got your big advertising cognac bottle, which is

0:38:280:38:31

filthy dirty, will clean up beautifully.

0:38:310:38:33

I think it's a lovely object. 50-70 he's put on that. You paid 47.

0:38:330:38:38

Anyway, first up.

0:38:380:38:39

This is a modern Chinese hardwood jardiniere stand, here.

0:38:390:38:42

Very nice looking.

0:38:420:38:43

You could imagine your aspidistra on here.

0:38:430:38:46

Lovely looking thing. 149.

0:38:460:38:48

Start me here at £20.

0:38:480:38:49

Start me here at 20. £20 the jardiniere stand. 20 I have.

0:38:490:38:53

Is there any advance at 20? At £20, is there any advance?

0:38:530:38:56

Surely it's worth more than this. Are we all done? I do not believe it.

0:38:560:39:00

20 once, 20 twice. Are we done? 20 it is.

0:39:000:39:04

-£20.

-Boo.

-I can't believe that.

-Boo. Minus six.

0:39:050:39:09

Wheel-engraved glass vase. Here we are. Circa 1910.

0:39:090:39:13

I can start the bidding with me here at £30.

0:39:130:39:17

Start me here at 30. Very fine thing at £30.

0:39:170:39:19

-Bad start.

-Uh-oh. We know what's coming, don't we?

0:39:190:39:22

35. 40.

0:39:220:39:24

40 it's in the room. £40 in the room. Is there any advance at 40?

0:39:240:39:28

40 once, 40 twice.

0:39:280:39:30

I sell at £40. All done.

0:39:300:39:33

Don't like the sound of that. That's minus 35.

0:39:330:39:37

French cognac bottle. Bit of interest in this lot.

0:39:370:39:39

I have to jump straight in with me here at £140.

0:39:390:39:45

CHEERING

0:39:450:39:47

150. Yes!

0:39:480:39:50

-That's my mother.

-Good old Mum. She likes a drop.

0:39:500:39:54

£150 is on my book. Is there any advance at 150?

0:39:550:40:00

At £150 it's on my book. Are we done? All done then.

0:40:000:40:05

I can't believe it. That's marvellous.

0:40:050:40:07

150, which gives you a profit of 103 on that item.

0:40:070:40:13

You were minus 41 before.

0:40:130:40:16

So that means you are plus 62.

0:40:160:40:20

-Did you find that thing?

-I did indeed.

0:40:200:40:22

I told you he's a genius.

0:40:220:40:24

What are you going to do about the candlesticks?

0:40:240:40:26

Are you going with the candlesticks or not?

0:40:260:40:28

Well, we've got a profit.

0:40:280:40:29

There it is. It's a difficult one to decide.

0:40:290:40:32

-£65 he paid for the pair of candlesticks.

-What do you think?

0:40:320:40:36

Risk the 65?

0:40:360:40:38

No, yes, no.

0:40:380:40:39

Yes, no.

0:40:390:40:41

There's no need to canter, just consider what he said.

0:40:410:40:44

He said they're stylish.

0:40:440:40:45

He said they're potentially attached to a designer.

0:40:450:40:48

We came with nothing.

0:40:480:40:50

-We came with nothing.

-It's like life, isn't it?

0:40:500:40:52

You came into life with nothing and you'll leave with nothing.

0:40:520:40:54

We trust Nick explicitly.

0:40:540:40:56

Oh, no pressure on me at all, then.

0:40:560:40:59

Are you going to do it? You're going to go with the bonus buy.

0:40:590:41:01

Thank goodness for that. Here it comes.

0:41:010:41:03

Counterweight brass and copper candlestick holders.

0:41:030:41:06

-These are fabulous.

-Fabulous.

-Absolutely lovely.

0:41:060:41:09

Start me here at £40. Start me at 40.

0:41:090:41:13

-45 I have here online. At 45 it is online.

-Is that each or for the pair?

0:41:130:41:18

A slow start. At 55 now.

0:41:180:41:20

55, 55 we have. Is there any advance on 55?

0:41:200:41:24

65 now. 65 online. 65 it is online, any advance in the room?

0:41:240:41:30

At £65 once. 65 twice. I'm selling online.

0:41:300:41:34

£65, you've wiped your face.

0:41:350:41:37

You're exactly where you were before, which is plus £62.

0:41:370:41:40

Marvellous. Congratulations on that.

0:41:420:41:45

Well done, sir.

0:41:450:41:46

Group hug, group hug.

0:41:460:41:47

Have a group hug, have a group hug. This is a group hug.

0:41:470:41:50

Well, it is a delight to reveal that today we're going to be

0:41:560:42:00

giving profits, substantial profits, to both teams.

0:42:000:42:03

How lovely is that?!

0:42:030:42:05

So the team today that's marginally behind

0:42:050:42:09

but is nevertheless going home with cash are the Reds.

0:42:090:42:12

Which is really rather super, isn't it? You are going home with £43.

0:42:130:42:17

-Marvellous.

-There's your 40, look.

0:42:170:42:19

We've got a couple more smackers coming out here

0:42:190:42:21

in the way of shrapnel. There we go.

0:42:210:42:23

-That's that.

-Excellent.

0:42:230:42:25

You made £43 on your tazza,

0:42:250:42:27

which was the most brilliant of brilliant things.

0:42:270:42:29

What you didn't do was to go with the bonus buy, thank goodness.

0:42:290:42:32

Otherwise you'd have taken £30 off that,

0:42:320:42:34

-but as it is, you stuck sure, didn't you?

-Yes.

-Very well done.

0:42:340:42:38

Now to the victors today, the Blues.

0:42:380:42:40

They're going home with £62 entirely as a result

0:42:400:42:45

of Nicholas' discovery of the brandy bottle, which made a profit of £103.

0:42:450:42:50

How about that?

0:42:500:42:52

-£103. Was that an exciting moment? Yes, it was.

-It was.

-Brilliant.

0:42:520:42:56

It was spiritually revealing, I felt. Well done.

0:42:560:43:00

£62 is a good score. We hope you have had a wonderful day all round.

0:43:000:43:04

We sure have. Anyway, join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?

0:43:040:43:08

ALL: Yes!

0:43:080:43:09

Two teams of married couples join Tim Wonnacott on a buying bonanza in Hungerford! The contestants are joined by experts Nick Hall and Kate Bateman. Both teams are in for a big surprise at the auction. Meanwhile, Tim tracks down a pair of ornate candlesticks that have an interesting past.


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