Hemswell Bargain Hunt


Hemswell

Antiques show. Tim Wonnacott presents as antiques experts Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson guide two teams around the antique centres of Hemswell in search of bargains.


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Many flock to Lincolnshire for its great outdoors,

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the traditional seaside resorts and beaches

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and the famous Fens with their flora and fauna.

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But me, I'm winging my way indoors and who's with me?

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Let's go bargain hunting, yeah!

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The former RAF base at Hemswell is host to our event today,

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this is one of the largest antique centres in Europe.

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All's well at Hemswell, then.

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Let's take a squint as to how the teams got on.

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On today's programme, the Reds take control.

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She's got that way of going, "Hmm." Right, OK, I know me place.

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It was a 1950s...

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It's nice to be in the company of an expert, isn't it?

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-Whilst the Blues lose control.

-We're just running out of time.

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-It's just getting desperate.

-And their grip.

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-GLASS SHATTERING

-Oh, dear, dear, dear.

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Oh, dear. Before all that, though, let's meet the teams, eh?

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On today's show, we have siblings Becky and Russell, and for the Blues

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we have best mates - at least they are at the moment - Liz and Carla.

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-Hello, everyone.

-Hello.

-Hello.

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Now, Russ, you're the bearer of good luck today,

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-because you're a chimney sweep.

-I am a chimney sweep, yes.

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Yes, I've been a chimney sweep for many years now.

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I started off some years ago, we needed a chimney sweep at home

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and I'd just been made redundant from my previous job

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and we couldn't find one, they were all too busy.

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So my wife suggested that I do it and I've never looked back.

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When you aren't working like a madman dealing with people's flues,

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what do you do to relax?

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I do own a 1968 Morris Minor van.

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It is in bits at the moment, it's one of those things that

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I will get around to putting back together eventually.

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-But music is your great passion, isn't it?

-Yes, it is.

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-Tell us about that.

-Yes, I'm in two bands.

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I'm in a folk band where we sing anything with five-part harmonies

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-and then I also sing in a punk band as well.

-Do you really?

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Yes. I have to remember which one I'm rehearsing with,

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-so whether I screech or whether I sing properly.

-Yes.

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-Now, you're also a trained horticulturalist?

-Yes, I am.

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Yes, but I've "branched out", actually into arboriculture,

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which is more the study of trees.

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Many years ago I decided I love trees a lot more than

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-I did the smaller plants.

-Yes.

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So, will you be able to agree about anything today?

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You will, won't you?

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-Um... No.

-Yes.

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OK, moving on and good luck.

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Now, you both have something in common with Becky, don't you?

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Yes, we both met studying plants at a laboratory in Sheffield.

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Well, that's nice, isn't it?

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Doesn't stop you wanting to beat them like anything, though, does it?

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-What, the plants?

-No, no, no.

-Oh, them!

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No, I wouldn't want you to do any harm to a plant.

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So, you're doing some interesting research for your PHD, Liz?

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Yes, I'm studying synthetic biology,

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so it's like applying engineering to biology, so I'm getting some

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-bacteria to change colour if they detect cholera in water.

-Really.

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Yeah, going to save the world.

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Well, if you could predict what drop of water had got cholera in it,

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-visually like that, that would be amazing, wouldn't it?

-Exactly.

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Because that's just the sort of modern development in science

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-that can bring incredible benefits, isn't it?

-Exactly. We hope, anyway.

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From a clever old sausage like you, which is very good.

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Now, Carla, you like your science so much

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so that you can talk for Britain about it, right?

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Yeah, well, I also do a PHD and that's where we met,

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in the lab I work in now.

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And so I'm just finishing off, but it's really got me

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into communicating science to a wider audience.

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And as a part of that,

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I'm actually a presenter on a radio show where we talk about science

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and it's a weekly radio show called Science Brainwaves.

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-I could tell you had that kind of smooth sound to you.

-Thanks.

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Anyway, good fun at the shopping, no doubt. Now, the money moment.

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-Lovely.

-There is your £300. £300 apiece.

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

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And very, very, very good luck. Poor old microbes, eh?

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That's our teams, let's formally introduce their experts.

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The Red team's rebel without a cause today

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is the revved up Philip Serrell.

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As for the Blue team, it's soldier of fortune, Charles Hanson.

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So, have we got a plan?

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-Yes.

-No.

-Sort of.

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-Give me a yes.

-Yes.

-Yes!

-Do you know what?

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I kid you not, this next hour could change your life.

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We've got to have some sort of a plan.

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Well, being a chimney sweep,

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anything chimney sweep related would be good.

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You don't look a bit like Dick Van Dyke.

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-You never know what's out there, do you?

-No, no idea.

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-Hopefully you know.

-I think so, yeah. Follow me.

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-..cash-loads!

-Come on, let's go.

-OK, your 60 minutes start now.

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HE MOUTHS

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I think, let's look for some cabinets first? Cabinets.

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Oh, I do like cabinets!

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We've got a lot of Chinese stuff there, actually, or Japanese. Oh.

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Might be worth something, yeah.

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-Oh, this is nice. Is this nice or not?

-That's nice.

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-Tell me about it, sell it to me.

-Well, it is a lovely bowl.

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-You could put your oranges in there.

-You could.

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-But you might lose them cos it's orange.

-Yes.

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-A banana might contrast better.

-Oh, this looks like a leaf as well.

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Is it in good condition?

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-Just get a feel for the rim.

-This is when I drop it, isn't it?

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-It's quite crude.

-Yeah, it looks a bit crude. We don't want this.

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-Don't you like it?

-Rubbish.

-No? I like your style. Literally.

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From like to dislike in seconds.

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Clinical thinking from our scientists.

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-And the Reds have already combed the area.

-I'm really, really pleased.

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Minute gone, two minutes gone and I found this little...

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I've got a little bit of a vested interest in it

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because I come from Worcester.

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And this was made about 50 yards from my office, OK.

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Now, this is silver, hallmarked but...

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-What is that?

-Yeah.

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And then we've got a little brush here and it says on the label

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that it's Royal Worcester but it's quite a lovely little panel, that.

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Do you know that it's Worcester, that it's definitely...?

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-James Stinton.

-Right.

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There were seven Stintons who worked at the Worcester Porcelain factory.

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-So is this actually hand-painted?

-That's hand-painted.

-Wow.

-Oh, wow.

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It's priced up at...

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It's a big chunk of money, it's priced up at £235.

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I've had a word with the dealer, he says we can have it for 195.

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Now, I reckon, if that came into my saleroom,

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I'd put a £300 to £500 estimate on it.

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It's quite a lot out of the budget, isn't it?

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But saying that, if you, you know, you're right...

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I think we've got to play percentages a little bit.

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-I think the most you could lose on that is 30 or 40 quid.

-Hmm, OK.

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Right? You could make £100 to £200.

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-Like the sound of that.

-Do you know what I mean?

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Incredible piece of artwork.

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We've done two minutes and we could be doing 200 quid.

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-So, what do you reckon?

-It's quite a lot but, yes.

-Go for it?

-Yes.

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Right, I'll go and see the man.

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Crickey, Phil, that's a strong opening gambit.

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Will it pay off, though? Now, are those Blues off their rockers?

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-Oh, look at this! It's a little baby chair.

-That's really cute, isn't it?

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-That is actually really cute.

-And it's a rocking one.

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How much is it worth?

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A baby's rocking chair, which is probably made in beech

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and stained to look like mahogany and looking at it,

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I think it's going to be priced at about...

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-..£25.

-Oh.

-How much is it?

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-78.

-It's not?!

-That's a no.

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We're putting that down. It's lovely, though.

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-Don't forget, we are going to the wholesale market.

-We are.

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Up here, we're in retail,

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we need to come down and find those wholesale bargains, OK?

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-We need to get the bargains.

-Absolutely. Exactly.

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Sound advice, Carlos, but that's what they're here for.

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So I think we need to buy something different now,

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something daft and dangerous,

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perhaps some chimney sweep brushes or something like that.

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-That would be fantastic.

-Let's go and have a look, shall we?

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Large Japanese Satsuma. I quite like it.

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-I don't know, is it in fashion at the moment?

-Not really. No, not really.

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-Let's go.

-Russell, it seems, has spotted his next renovation project.

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Hold him back, hold him back.

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-Hang on, hang on, I think I've seen what he's looking at.

-Look at this.

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-It's not quite the same as mine.

-Oh, my goodness.

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-Oh, look.

-That's just lovely, isn't it?

-Isn't it?

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-Oh, it's wooden as well.

-Yeah, scratch-built.

-Yeah.

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Oh, that's fabulous.

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And it's WRVS, which is the Women's Royal Voluntary Service, isn't it?

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Absolutely right. Isn't that just lovely?

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-What date is that, then, Russell?

-Well, it's 1940.

-Yeah.

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It says so on the label.

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-It's £265.

-It is.

-Is it?

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-It is way out of our budget.

-Shall I put it down?

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Yeah, let's swiftly move... Gently, Russell, gently.

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In case you are wondering, the WVS was founded in 1938

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as the Women's Voluntary Service,

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mainly to help people during air raids.

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The role expanded to assisting the evacuation of children

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during the war. It was given royal status in 1966.

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The Royal Voluntary Service, as it is now known,

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is the largest volunteering organisation in British history.

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-What's that?

-What is it?

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-Um...

-SHE IMITATES A BELLOWS

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-Bellows?

-I presume the way you would... How do you work it?

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Come on.

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If you're lady in the country house back in the mid-Victorian time,

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how would you get your fire going?

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-Push it?

-Exactly.

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-You'd need a tube in.

-Oh, yeah.

-Would you need a tube in?

-Yeah.

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I think the way you'd do it is probably like that, wouldn't you?

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Oh, yes. With a foot.

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And then I'm sure there'd be some sort of link here

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to obviously keep your fire...

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-I quite like that.

-£88.

-I don't know.

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-Do you like it?

-I like it, but would people buy it, is the question.

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-This is the thing.

-I like everything.

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That's the problem.

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A good problem to have, Blues, but time is moving on.

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-SHE GASPS Cheesy retro!

-Lovely.

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Come on, we've got to have a look.

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Now, now, Phil.

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Portmeirion. I mean, I like them.

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I'm afraid you're on your own here

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cos my knowledge of such things is...

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-No, no, it doesn't mean you can't buy it!

-It was a 19...

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I think about 1950s and...

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It's nice to be in the company of an expert, isn't it?

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That's the sort of thing you would normally buy anyway, Becky.

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-My house is filled with stuff like this.

-Tonnes of it.

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-You can talk!

-Let's think about that and come back to it later.

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-Onward, onward.

-Thank you very much.

-OK.

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Oh, this is an exciting room.

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Wait a minute, guys. I have found it. Come back, come back.

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What have you found?

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This delightful St John's Gate, London...thing.

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Sell it, go on. If I'm a budding bidder at auction for this...

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-If I were a doctor, or had a doctor as a family member...

-Yes.

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..perhaps I need to buy them a present but they're

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so rich cos they're a doctor, they've got everything in the world.

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-They do not have this.

-Yeah.

-Sold?

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I'm pretty sold. Liz?

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-Um, I'm not going to try and sell it to you because...

-You hate it.

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..I hate it.

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First of all, what's quite nice is it is an early example of its type.

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It must be what, 1930s? What's the tag say up there? Let's...

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-Oh, no, you can't see, you have to give us an estimate first.

-OK.

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So this a knee joint, the hand and obviously other bones.

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I have no idea what it's worth.

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I suppose at auction it might fetch, what, £25, £35?

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40? How much is it?

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-35.

-£35?

-Yeah.

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If you can get two doctors competing for, as you say,

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what is a wonderful wall filler in their office and it's vintage

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-and it's got pedigree, it might make some money.

-It caught my eye.

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It might look good on a wall. We could gamble with it.

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-Yeah, let's do it.

-Get buying.

-Let's buy it.

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-First one out the gate.

-Yeah.

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-So who's going to broker the deal?

-Are we going to team up?

-Yeah.

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-Two of us, first buy?

-Good luck.

-OK, thank you.

-See you shortly.

-See you.

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Bye.

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Not keen, eh, Charles? Well, I like it.

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I also like that they've finally found something to take a punt on.

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Break a leg, girls, go on.

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-Phil.

-Yes.

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-I love trees...

-You love trees?

-I do.

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I am a tree surveyor by trade and I'm really, really interested in this.

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It's black forest Bavarian and you want those wares

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-to be much, much darker in colour.

-Right.

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I did wonder because they're quite pale for...

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-I think that's £20 or £30 worth.

-Really?

-Yeah, I do.

-Oh, it's a shame.

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-But you want something like that?

-Yeah.

-Sort of quite like that tray.

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That is a nice tray.

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Hmm.

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No? She's got that way of going, "Hmm."

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And you know the way the lips are going, don't you,

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that she just hates it, don't you?

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-Right, OK. I know me place.

-Well, that told you, Phil.

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-Is it a deal done?

-It is a deal.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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Yeah, so we managed to get down to 30 and our first item is in the bag.

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-You bought it?

-Yeah. Spot me.

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You're so down with the kids, Carlos!

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I feel like you're breaking my hand like that man's on there, you know?

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See what it makes at auction, hey? That's great.

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So one down, two to go. We've got about 30 minutes, halfway through.

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Where do we go next?

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-That way.

-That way, OK, go on.

-Go on, after you.

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Cracking stuff, Blues.

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After a disjointed first 30 minutes, that's just what the doctor ordered.

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We've had half an hour, OK? Time's pressing.

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Is there anything else in here for you, you think?

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-I don't think so, no.

-Time to move?

-Yes.

-Right, come on.

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So, the halfway point finds both Reds and Blues at one apiece.

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Time to up your game, teams.

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What I like about these antique centres is that certain sections

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are often set up, like this one,

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to illustrate a particular collecting field.

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This one is all about rustic and rural furniture and domestic

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and industrial bygones, all of which are now collectable.

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In other places around the antique centre,

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I've come up with my variety of these novelties. Take this measure.

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Your challenge is to guess what this thing was made for.

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Well, if you look carefully and you had time to look it up,

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you'd see "Ullathorne & Co" stamped on one end.

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And Ullathorne And Co, late in the 19th century,

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were leather manufacturers and shoemakers.

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This, effectively, is a measure to measure the size of your foot.

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You jam your heel down that end and this sliding scale will then

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read off your shoe size when it's pressed against your big toe-toe.

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And this asking price certainly measures up

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because it is only £38

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and I think that is well worth trying on.

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The other delicious bargain in this antique centre is this rather

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tatty triangular shaped tin box because if I open it up,

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inside it reveals three chamois leather covered pads.

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The hint as to what this is used for is the glass phial because

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inside that little glass bottle is something called jewellers' rouge.

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Actually, ferric oxide, which is used for a number of purposes.

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Apart from rouge to redden your cheeks, it's also

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used as an abrasive agent in polishing soft and precious metals.

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And if I were to want to polish a piece of gold jewellery,

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there's the piece of jewellery,

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put a bit of jewellers' rouge on the pad and literally buff it up.

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To have survived with its three old buffers, ha-ha,

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and the phial and the tin box, I think is extraordinary.

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I have never seen one in all my long life and at an asking price

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of only £48, I think this well worthwhile polishing off.

0:16:090:16:15

Now, back to the teams, who have got 20 minutes left.

0:16:160:16:19

Having started off so well, we really are under the cosh of it now.

0:16:200:16:25

-So let's apply the mind.

-Absolutely.

-Oh, phone bid already.

0:16:250:16:29

You'll be lucky, Phil.

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INAUDIBLE

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-Becky, come here.

-Oh. SHE GASPS

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It's a little child's commode.

0:16:430:16:46

Oh, my goodness me.

0:16:460:16:48

-Looks like they've missed.

-Phil?

0:16:480:16:51

What is going on?

0:16:510:16:53

-We've found a chair.

-Ah, commodious.

0:16:530:16:55

THEY LAUGH

0:16:550:16:57

Yes, obviously a little child's commode, we've got

0:16:570:17:00

a little bit of a missed bit, but...

0:17:000:17:02

-How much is it?

-How much is it...?

0:17:020:17:05

-It's £34.

-Let me have a look, my love.

0:17:050:17:08

I just think it's completely made up of old bits of timber

0:17:110:17:16

and you know... But if you like it, have a go with it.

0:17:160:17:20

Do you like that?

0:17:200:17:22

-I like it, yeah.

-Right.

0:17:220:17:23

I think, if we can get it for a little bit less,

0:17:230:17:26

under £30 say, I think we'll definitely take that.

0:17:260:17:31

Well, seeing as we are really short of time...

0:17:310:17:36

-Let's go with it.

-Yeah, let's do it.

-Another risky buy, Reds?

0:17:360:17:39

-Now, have the Blues finally found their focus?

-A microscope, Carla!

0:17:410:17:46

-Let's have a look at it.

-OK. Charles, look.

0:17:460:17:49

Now, well, that's quite good, isn't it?

0:17:490:17:52

Now, doesn't this epitomise your careers, where they're going?

0:17:520:17:55

Yes, I spend my life looking down a microscope at leaves...

0:17:550:17:59

It's really exciting.

0:17:590:18:01

But then do you really rate these?

0:18:010:18:02

Can these still be used today as fairly accurate machines?

0:18:020:18:06

-I've never seen one of these.

-No.

0:18:060:18:08

-And I've worked in a lab for quite awhile.

-Yeah, no, I haven't.

0:18:080:18:10

How many antiques though...?

0:18:100:18:12

And this isn't quite antique,

0:18:120:18:13

it's obviously 1930s and it just is a work of art.

0:18:130:18:16

-And it's you, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:18:160:18:18

-And it's you, Liz.

-Not so much Liz.

-No.

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-Used to be.

-Used to be.

0:18:200:18:22

The price, it's on at £75, OK?

0:18:220:18:26

And if I was, I suppose, valuing this with a view

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to the wholesale auction market, it's probably worth between,

0:18:300:18:33

let's say, 40 and 60.

0:18:330:18:35

-It's got to go back, yeah?

-Yeah.

0:18:350:18:37

-Yeah.

-We'll leave it. Sorry about that.

0:18:370:18:39

Considering you have just ten minutes left,

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you're awfully relaxed.

0:18:410:18:43

OK, we're interesting in the commode, the child's commode.

0:18:430:18:46

It's up for 34, what's the best you can do on it?

0:18:460:18:49

I can do that for £30 for you.

0:18:490:18:52

What do you reckon? Let's go for it.

0:18:520:18:53

-Oh, I was just about to bargain, then.

-Thank you.

-Yeah, OK then.

0:18:530:18:57

-Thank you very much.

-Will that prove to be a potty purchase?

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-Let's go, go!

-Come on.

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Finally, the Blues realise the task in hand,

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with so little time left and now they're lost in the car park.

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So, have the Reds reached their last stop?

0:19:110:19:14

Quick, quick, quick, come here.

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-That's the panel out of a railway carriage.

-Oh. Ah, now railway...

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Think that's from the original Manchester South Junction

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and Altrincham railways, looks like a coat of arms.

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And it's transfer printed, but I think things like that

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are quite decorative and I think that's really, really nice.

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It's priced at £55, you'll surely get it for £50.

0:19:330:19:36

If you could get it for 40 or 45, that would be lovely.

0:19:360:19:40

-I actually quite like that.

-Yeah, I do like that.

0:19:400:19:42

-We have only got a certain amount of time.

-Can we get it down?

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Go on, then, Russell, do your business.

0:19:460:19:48

Right, this could all go pear-shaped.

0:19:480:19:51

Let's have a look.

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Well, one thing's for sure, it's definitely 20th century, isn't it?

0:19:560:20:00

-Do you know what? I'd buy that.

-Yeah?

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Because I just think that's quite a decorative, bright thing.

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-I like the colours.

-I'd buy that.

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And even if you weren't into trains, it would be actually

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something that I...I would put this on my wall.

0:20:080:20:10

Well, we've now got about two minutes left.

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-All right, shall we see how much we can get it for?

-Yes.

0:20:120:20:15

-We'll take it to the counter.

-Go and do your stuff.

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-OK, which way is the counter?

-Where's the counter?

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So let me know how much I've got left.

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We'll come to that in a couple of minutes, Phil.

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No longer lost, the Blues have even less time to waste.

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Two to go, team...

0:20:280:20:29

that's items AND minutes.

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There's a fossil there.

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-Oh, that is so cool.

-An antique is 100 years old.

0:20:330:20:36

That object there, 150 million years old and it could be yours for £34.

0:20:360:20:41

-I want it.

-I'd want to keep it, though.

0:20:410:20:45

-That one?

-Yes, please.

0:20:450:20:46

-Thank you.

-OK, you're welcome.

0:20:460:20:49

Absolutely amazing. Do you want to give it a handle?

0:20:490:20:52

-Surprisingly light.

-I think we want it.

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And that's probably the oldest object ever, ever on Bargain Hunt.

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-Except Phil Serrell.

-You can't really go wrong.

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What's the best, Madame, on that?

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Your best price on that would be 32.

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-Look at me. How much?

-32.

0:21:070:21:09

Look at me, I love your smile.

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-32.

-£32, OK.

-THEY LAUGH

0:21:100:21:12

Well, literally we've got two minutes...

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-I think you've got to buy it, don't you?

-Yep.

-We'll take that, done.

0:21:150:21:18

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

-And now one more thing. Come on.

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One more thing to find in literally one minute only.

0:21:210:21:24

What have you found over there?

0:21:240:21:26

Phil.

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-Go on, tell me you bought it for £40.

-We didn't get it...

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-Go on, how much?

-We didn't get it for 55. We paid 50 for it.

0:21:320:21:35

Well, I tell you what, that's real skin of the teeth job

0:21:350:21:38

and I still think it stands a chance because we are now done, just.

0:21:380:21:41

-All right, all money gone, off we go.

-OK.

0:21:410:21:44

Well, you may be done, Reds, but...

0:21:440:21:45

We're just running out of time.

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It's just getting desperate.

0:21:470:21:49

I just love the fact that you can buy a medieval beehive type thimble,

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found in Lincolnshire where the auction is, in Lincoln,

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and it can be yours for another £34.

0:21:560:21:59

Can we try the thimble on for size?

0:21:590:22:01

-Let's do it.

-30 seconds, team.

0:22:010:22:03

Wonderful, that's a medieval thimble of probably the 15th century,

0:22:030:22:07

found in Lincoln. Look at that.

0:22:070:22:09

So, best price?

0:22:090:22:11

Your best price on that would be £32.

0:22:110:22:14

-Again.

-Do you want to?

-Yep, done.

0:22:140:22:17

-You have 10 seconds.

-Deal.

-Go on, sold.

-Thank you very much.

0:22:170:22:20

We'll take it.

0:22:200:22:22

-Spud, spud, spud.

-Oh, ow!

0:22:220:22:24

Time's up! Let's find out what the teams shelled out.

0:22:260:22:29

In mere minutes, they paid a whooping £195 for the tiny

0:22:310:22:34

Royal Worcester brush and comb set.

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Feeling less flush, they paid £30 for the child's commode.

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Finally, they were chuffed to get

0:22:430:22:45

the railway carriage door panel for £50.

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Did you find this Philip Serrell quite a fast expert

0:22:500:22:53

-to go around with?

-Oh, absolutely.

-He is, yes.

-On fire.

-On fire.

0:22:530:22:57

So which is your favourite bit, then, Becky?

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I think the, my favourite is the railway plaque.

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Railway plaque is your favourite, what about you, Russell?

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-I quite like the loo, actually, the commode.

-Do you?

0:23:060:23:09

Which is going to make the biggest profit, Russell?

0:23:090:23:11

I think the loo might make the biggest profit.

0:23:110:23:14

-Yeah, I think you'll be surprised.

-Sister agree with that?

-No, I don't.

0:23:140:23:17

I think the Worcester hair thingy combie brushie thing...

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-Is going to bring the biggest profit.

-Yes, I think it is, yes.

0:23:210:23:24

-All right. And how much did you spend in total?

-£275.

0:23:240:23:27

Yes, that's a grown-up total.

0:23:270:23:28

-Can I have the £25 of leftover dolly, please?

-Yes, you can.

0:23:280:23:31

Thank you, that goes straight over to P Serrell.

0:23:310:23:34

Now, that's not so much, is it, in your scale of things?

0:23:340:23:36

-It's a round of drinks and a sandwich, isn't it?

-Exactly.

0:23:360:23:39

That's what I'll go and get.

0:23:390:23:41

Come on, he's such a teaser.

0:23:410:23:43

OK, well, shove off and do your shopping. Meanwhile, we're going

0:23:430:23:47

to check out what the Blue team bought, aren't we?

0:23:470:23:49

After considerable toing and froing,

0:23:490:23:51

they broke their duck with a medical poster, £30 paid.

0:23:510:23:54

They then unearthed two items in the last two minutes.

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First the fossil of a prehistoric fish

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followed by a medieval beehive thimble,

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each bought for an identical £32.

0:24:050:24:07

-Well, girls, was that fun or was it fun?

-It was great.

-You've spent £94.

0:24:090:24:13

-Yeah.

-Now, why did you spend such a paltry amount of money, you girls?

0:24:130:24:17

-Charlie boy.

-Was it him?

-Sorry.

-Was it?

0:24:170:24:19

Sorry, it's just in the nerves of going for the big blockbuster find

0:24:190:24:24

and I just couldn't quite do it in the hour.

0:24:240:24:26

What you wanted was, you wanted plenty of leftover lolly

0:24:260:24:28

so that you could go out and spend it all, Charles.

0:24:280:24:31

-Is that right or wrong?

-Maybe right.

-Maybe right.

0:24:310:24:34

Well, anyway, I'll have it, thank you.

0:24:340:24:35

Now, Liz, tell me, which is your favourite piece?

0:24:350:24:38

My favourite piece is the fossil

0:24:380:24:40

-but I don't know whether it's going to sell.

-Quite.

0:24:400:24:42

And Carla, which is your favourite?

0:24:420:24:43

I liked another sciencey thing.

0:24:430:24:45

-We bought a poster, an old medical poster which I liked a lot.

-Did you?

0:24:450:24:50

Good. And which piece is going to bring the biggest profit?

0:24:500:24:53

-I think it's going to be the thimble.

-OK, fine.

0:24:530:24:55

Well, we've got lots of predictions there, Charles,

0:24:550:24:58

but one thing's for certain.

0:24:580:24:59

There's a huge amount of money for a young chap like you

0:24:590:25:01

to be going out with.

0:25:010:25:02

And it's nerve-racking because it's a huge sum,

0:25:020:25:05

but I do intend to spend it all.

0:25:050:25:06

Something hot and something really creative.

0:25:060:25:09

-Away from the science mind, Tim.

-Oh, dear.

-Really?

-Yeah.

0:25:090:25:12

Happy hunting, Charles.

0:25:120:25:13

We're off to auction in the cathedral city of Lincoln.

0:25:130:25:15

See you there!

0:25:150:25:17

This looks a bit like the old school room.

0:25:210:25:24

Not quite sure, but I know who he is. Colin Young.

0:25:240:25:27

Thank you very much for having us and for the Red team,

0:25:270:25:30

they got some rather good items, I think. First up is this brush set.

0:25:300:25:35

Beautifully painted with this pheasant. Typical Stinton subject.

0:25:350:25:39

Absolutely.

0:25:390:25:40

It is the benchmark of the pieces that were being done,

0:25:400:25:43

these panels were put into the top of boxes, a whole variety of things.

0:25:430:25:48

I guess it would be better on top of a box than a hairbrush?

0:25:480:25:52

It would, unfortunately.

0:25:520:25:53

That's the only negative I can come up with this.

0:25:530:25:55

The painting is exquisite,

0:25:550:25:57

the item is really the issue there.

0:25:570:26:00

Does everybody want a brush set? I'm not sure.

0:26:000:26:03

Putting your bravest and best foot forward, Colin Young,

0:26:030:26:06

what is your estimate on this?

0:26:060:26:08

My estimate is 80 to 120 and that certainly should encourage

0:26:080:26:11

people to have a go at it.

0:26:110:26:12

Jolly well going to need to,

0:26:120:26:14

cos P Serrell paid £195 for this.

0:26:140:26:18

Right.

0:26:180:26:19

Mark you, that Philip Serrell, he's a cunning monkey and we'll see.

0:26:190:26:24

Anyway, thank you for that.

0:26:240:26:25

Next is the rustic child's mahogany commode stool.

0:26:250:26:29

Looks to me as if it's made out of bits of skirting board and that.

0:26:290:26:33

Yes, I'm not really sure what to say about it because it sort of

0:26:330:26:36

-doesn't seem all that functional, nothing seats correctly...

-No.

0:26:360:26:40

What would you do, then? You put a doll on it, would you?

0:26:400:26:43

I think that's about it, but even then,

0:26:430:26:45

it's got such a flat surface, the doll would probably fall over.

0:26:450:26:48

Yes, exactly. Anyway, there we go.

0:26:480:26:50

-It doesn't tick the 'elf and safety box for modern infants.

-No.

0:26:500:26:55

-What's it worth?

-I've put an estimate of 25 to 40 on this one.

0:26:550:26:58

-Oh, you're a brave man. £30 paid. I think that's just about right.

-Yep.

0:26:580:27:02

And lastly, bit of railwayana interest.

0:27:020:27:05

What a bright and breezy panel from a railway door, that is, isn't it?

0:27:050:27:09

It is. I think that's a good decorator's piece, really.

0:27:090:27:12

Well, a good decorator's piece and I think, more importantly,

0:27:120:27:16

for the railway collector.

0:27:160:27:17

They are pretty potty about their subject, aren't they?

0:27:170:27:20

They are and if they haven't got one in the collection, then certainly

0:27:200:27:24

they would spend a little bit more than you would anticipate on it.

0:27:240:27:27

-What's your guesstimate, then?

-Well, I've put an estimate of 30 to 50.

0:27:270:27:30

OK, £50 is what they paid.

0:27:300:27:32

So, basically,

0:27:320:27:33

they're on the money with the exception of this Worcester

0:27:330:27:36

brush set job and if that doesn't go well then they're going to need

0:27:360:27:39

the bonus buy so let's have a look at it.

0:27:390:27:42

-This is exciting, isn't it?

-Certainly is.

-Rebecca, how are you?

0:27:430:27:46

-Very well, thank you.

-You up for the competition today?

0:27:460:27:49

-Yes, yes, raring to go.

-Yeah, and what about you, Russ?

0:27:490:27:51

-Absolutely, can't wait.

-Jolly good.

0:27:510:27:53

Now you will recall you gave your man £25 of leftover lolly

0:27:530:27:57

which is a fortune for him, man from Worcester.

0:27:570:28:00

£25, Phil, what did you spend it on?

0:28:000:28:02

-There's a bit of dough left in these.

-Oh, wow.

-Oh.

0:28:020:28:05

These little bread moulds and they're the sort of thing,

0:28:050:28:08

I don't suspect they've got great age, probably '50s or '60s.

0:28:080:28:11

And I just thought they were great fun,

0:28:110:28:13

decorate a kitchen fantastically well.

0:28:130:28:15

I don't see them losing more than perhaps a fiver, I don't see them

0:28:150:28:20

making more than 10 quid, but I've bought them because I like them.

0:28:200:28:23

They're 25 quid, so I spent every penny.

0:28:230:28:25

Yeah, I think they're actually quite wicked,

0:28:250:28:27

because you could use them for little plant holders or anything really.

0:28:270:28:31

You are so imaginative.

0:28:310:28:33

-Well...

-Rebecca.

-You can stick plants in everything,

0:28:330:28:36

can't you, really?

0:28:360:28:37

Could you bake a sponge in one, do you think?

0:28:370:28:40

-I don't know, I can't cook!

-Oh.

0:28:400:28:42

OK. Russell, could you...?

0:28:420:28:44

-The brother will know.

-Yeah, he'll know.

0:28:440:28:47

Yeah, you could certainly do something in those, couldn't you?

0:28:470:28:50

Yeah, bake a little cake, if not some bread.

0:28:500:28:53

-Think on, kids.

-Right.

0:28:530:28:55

Cos right now, let us find out whether the auctioneer thinks

0:28:550:28:58

that Phil will make some bread out of his tins.

0:28:580:29:02

-Well, there you go, Colin.

-Thank you.

0:29:020:29:05

Tiny little tins for loaves.

0:29:050:29:08

Yeah, they're quite sweet and...

0:29:080:29:11

interesting, should we say?

0:29:110:29:13

-What would you do with it? Kitchenalia?

-Kitchenalia, that's it.

0:29:130:29:16

Just, it's a display item, isn't it?

0:29:160:29:18

-I doubt you would want to put these in the oven.

-We've got six, then.

0:29:180:29:21

How much for six wee tins like that?

0:29:210:29:23

Well, I thought £10 to £20 would be a good estimate.

0:29:230:29:27

OK, to lead them on,

0:29:270:29:28

because Philip Serrell paid £25 and he clearly rates them. Anyway.

0:29:280:29:33

Now, for the Blues.

0:29:330:29:35

We're going to have the St John's medical poster.

0:29:350:29:39

There's a lot you can learn from this, isn't there?

0:29:390:29:41

There is an interest in all these things, isn't there?

0:29:410:29:43

I go round the fairs a lot and I see a lot of these.

0:29:430:29:45

Usually they come from Germany

0:29:450:29:47

or they've come from behind the Iron Curtain, something like that.

0:29:470:29:50

I think there's going to be plenty of these out there, actually,

0:29:500:29:53

so I've put an estimate of £10 to £20, 10 to 30,

0:29:530:29:56

-that sort of range, really.

-OK, £30 paid, so they're not too far off.

0:29:560:30:00

They're next item is the fossilised fish.

0:30:000:30:04

Now, I don't know about you but I see a lot of these in the fairs.

0:30:040:30:07

Yeah, there's not a lot you can say about these things.

0:30:070:30:09

They're old, they're interesting, but rarely do they have any value.

0:30:090:30:13

So, how much?

0:30:130:30:15

Well, I would say 25 to 40 would be sedimentary, my dear Tim.

0:30:150:30:19

"Sedimentary", oh, dear.

0:30:190:30:20

£32 paid, so well done, Colin.

0:30:200:30:23

The last item, though, I think is pretty fantastic, if it is medieval.

0:30:230:30:28

-How do you rate it?

-I think it's quite good, actually.

0:30:280:30:31

-The question would be, why would anybody bother faking it?

-Quite.

0:30:310:30:36

But again, age doesn't always bring value.

0:30:360:30:39

I've put a £10 to £20, 10 to 30, estimate.

0:30:390:30:42

That kind of cautious man is creeping out of you here,

0:30:420:30:45

isn't it, Colin? £32 was paid.

0:30:450:30:48

Anyway, frankly, they didn't spend much and I fancy they're

0:30:480:30:51

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

0:30:510:30:54

-OK, girls, this is exciting, isn't it?

-Yeah.

-Yes.

0:30:540:30:57

I mean, you spent a miserable £94.

0:30:570:30:59

I say that because it's such a modest amount.

0:30:590:31:01

You've analysed everything, haven't you, before you came on the show?

0:31:010:31:04

-It's about winning big, not spending big.

-Oh. Oh, Carla.

0:31:040:31:08

OK, £206 went to the maestro. What did you spend it on?

0:31:080:31:12

I really tried to spend and I have gone big.

0:31:120:31:14

-Here it is.

-Ah.

-GIRLS: Ooooh.

0:31:140:31:17

OK. It's magical, it's a mystical material,

0:31:170:31:22

it's a Chinese jade vase and it just has something which,

0:31:220:31:26

if the internet online buyers here in Lincoln today tap into it, Tim,

0:31:260:31:30

and if they like it and they want it, they could pay £1,000 for that.

0:31:300:31:34

-They really could.

-Oh.

0:31:340:31:36

At the same time, it could flop and make 40 or 50.

0:31:360:31:39

You're absolutely right, Charles. And to take the punt is everything.

0:31:390:31:42

The fact of the matter is that jade is difficult to carve

0:31:420:31:45

and that is beautifully carved.

0:31:450:31:46

And I think, looking at it and seeing...

0:31:460:31:49

How do you carve a ring which has no joint on it that goes through

0:31:490:31:53

a lug on the side of a miniature jar like that. Just look at that ring.

0:31:530:31:57

Look at that ring and look at that lug and think on, because...

0:31:570:32:00

-What a lug.

-What a lug-hole.

0:32:000:32:04

JADE SHATTERS

0:32:040:32:06

-Oh, no, Tim.

-One of the lugs is bust!

0:32:060:32:08

-Yep.

-And a chip, look.

0:32:080:32:10

One ring is OK, Tim, but I'm afraid, ladies, we've just lost the other...

0:32:100:32:14

Oh, dear, dear, dear.

0:32:150:32:16

What a shame, Tim. We've lost it.

0:32:160:32:18

Oh, my God, I'm so sorry.

0:32:180:32:19

No, no, don't worry a scrap,

0:32:190:32:21

because that actually is a clean break, isn't it, Charles?

0:32:210:32:24

It is, Tim. It's a clean break.

0:32:240:32:25

OK, the fact of the matter is, it's nearly perfect.

0:32:250:32:29

And the auctioneer will have to make an announcement from the rostrum,

0:32:290:32:32

because it's been on view during the sale, perfect,

0:32:320:32:34

and he'll have to make an announcement that this has happened.

0:32:340:32:37

It's still a jolly nice jade object,

0:32:370:32:40

it's not just as perfect as it was a few seconds ago.

0:32:400:32:43

-Before we touched it.

-But, no, no, don't worry about that.

0:32:430:32:46

Don't, honestly, girls, please worry about it.

0:32:460:32:48

But that's what's happened.

0:32:480:32:49

Anyway, the auctioneer,

0:32:490:32:50

for the benefits of the viewers at home, looked at the pot earlier

0:32:500:32:54

and this is what he thought about it in perfect condition.

0:32:540:32:58

OK, Colin, this is the flavour of the moment, is it not?

0:32:580:33:01

Well, it can be if it's old and interesting and of quality.

0:33:010:33:05

Is that old, interesting or of quality?

0:33:050:33:08

I would be surprised if that's any more than 50 to 80 years old,

0:33:080:33:12

at the absolute outset.

0:33:120:33:14

The quality of the carving is OK, but at the end of the day,

0:33:140:33:18

most of the buyers are connoisseurs, they do know what they're buying

0:33:180:33:22

when it comes to the higher quality.

0:33:220:33:25

But on something like this, I hate to use the word,

0:33:250:33:29

-but a good result will come through luck.

-Right.

0:33:290:33:33

OK, well, how lucky do you think Charles has to be?

0:33:330:33:36

What's your estimate?

0:33:360:33:37

Well, my estimate is 50 to 80 and I'll be honest,

0:33:370:33:40

that reflects what I think it's probably worth.

0:33:400:33:43

OK, £140 was what Charles paid. Thank you very much, Colin.

0:33:430:33:46

Pleasure.

0:33:460:33:48

In its broken state,

0:33:480:33:49

the vase's £50 to £80 would now be significantly reduced, giving

0:33:490:33:54

the Blues an even bigger mountain to climb if they choose to go with it.

0:33:540:33:59

INAUDIBLE

0:34:000:34:03

Now, Becky, Russell, we are on the edge of the precipice.

0:34:050:34:07

-This is exciting, isn't it?

-Absolutely.

0:34:070:34:09

The first item is the Royal Worcester high quality

0:34:090:34:12

brush and comb set and here it comes.

0:34:120:34:15

Royal Worcester porcelain and silver mounted brush set.

0:34:150:34:17

A wonderful landscape on there by James Stinton.

0:34:170:34:20

Who's going to start me straight in, £100 for it? £100, anyone? 100?

0:34:200:34:23

80 to go, then. 80? 50, if you like. £50, anyone?

0:34:230:34:26

50, 60 now, 50 bid, 60 now, surely.

0:34:260:34:29

70, 70 bid. 80, 80 bid. 90, 90 bid.

0:34:290:34:32

100, 100 bid. 10. 10, 120, 130, no?

0:34:320:34:34

120, on at 120. 130, anywhere else?

0:34:340:34:37

-120 is on, 120.

-No.

-30 or not, sure?

0:34:370:34:39

130, at 130 bid. 40 now?

0:34:390:34:42

130, 130, all done and finished, then?

0:34:420:34:44

-Selling at £130.

-HAMMER DROPS

0:34:440:34:46

Where's the internet, then? £130.

0:34:460:34:49

-I'm going to come and buy here.

-£130.

0:34:490:34:51

You're kippered. Anyway, that is minus £65.

0:34:510:34:54

Here we go, then, here comes the rustic chair.

0:34:540:34:56

There we go, it's got a bit of a look about it, this one, hasn't it?

0:34:560:34:59

Who's going to start me at £50? 50, anybody? 50? 30 to go, then, surely.

0:34:590:35:02

£30, anyone? 30?

0:35:020:35:05

It's all going down the pan.

0:35:050:35:06

£20. 20 down there. £20 bid?

0:35:060:35:08

We're hardly on a roll, are we?

0:35:080:35:09

Can I here £20? At 20 bid.

0:35:090:35:12

All done and finished then? Selling at £20.

0:35:120:35:14

Surely somebody else wants this, just look at what we're selling.

0:35:140:35:17

-Yes.

-This is potty!

0:35:170:35:19

You desperately want it? It's going then.

0:35:190:35:22

Sold then at £20.

0:35:220:35:23

Completely potty. Minus £10.

0:35:230:35:26

It's all going well, isn't it?

0:35:260:35:28

-Oh, yeah.

-It's gone very well.

0:35:280:35:29

Now, have faith.

0:35:290:35:30

Lot number 52 is the railway coach panel, there. Interesting lot, this.

0:35:300:35:34

Who's going to start me at £100 for this? 100? 80 to go, then. 80?

0:35:340:35:38

£80, anyone, 80? 50 to go, then, £50 anybody? 50? 30, if you like.

0:35:380:35:42

£30, anyone, 30? Who's going to be first in? 30, there.

0:35:420:35:45

5 now to accede. At 30 bid, 5 now.

0:35:450:35:47

32 on the internet. 32 will do, 32.

0:35:470:35:49

35 bid, 38 now. 38, do I see?

0:35:490:35:51

38, now, surely. 38 coming in now.

0:35:510:35:53

At £35, 38 bid, 40. £40 bid.

0:35:530:35:56

We appear to have hit the buffers.

0:35:560:35:58

At 40.

0:35:580:35:59

What's the reverse of the golden gavel?

0:35:590:36:01

-I think we might just be in for it.

-Go on, 48 now.

0:36:010:36:04

45, are we all done then? Last call, I'll sell this time at £45.

0:36:040:36:09

-Bad luck, team.

-We lost on everything!

-Yeah.

0:36:090:36:13

-Well, I tell you, that was not brilliant, was it?

-No.

0:36:130:36:15

-It was terrible.

-65, 75, minus £80.

0:36:150:36:18

Now, what are you going to do about these bread tins?

0:36:180:36:21

-I think we'll go for it.

-I think we'll go for them.

0:36:210:36:23

You're going to go with the bread tins?

0:36:230:36:25

You're going with the bread tins and here they come.

0:36:250:36:27

Good bit of kitchenalia here, there we go.

0:36:270:36:29

Two sets of three miniature loaf tins.

0:36:290:36:31

Who's going to start me at, what, £30 for these?

0:36:310:36:34

30, 20 to go, then, surely? £20, anybody? 20?

0:36:340:36:37

10 to go, then, £10, we'll start low and it'll rise after that.

0:36:370:36:40

10 bid, 12, 12 bid, 15 now.

0:36:400:36:42

15, 18, 18, 20.

0:36:420:36:43

20 bid, 2, 2 bid and 5, at 22 bid,

0:36:430:36:47

25. At 25 bid, 28 now.

0:36:470:36:50

Are we all done then?

0:36:500:36:51

On my left here, then, selling at £25, all done?

0:36:510:36:53

-HAMMER FALLS

-Wiped its face at £25.

-There we go.

0:36:530:36:56

No profit, not loss, no pain, no shame.

0:36:560:36:58

How extraordinary is that?

0:36:580:36:59

Well, it's not going down your gutter but quite frankly,

0:36:590:37:02

if it's not going down your gutter, it won't be going down the

0:37:020:37:05

Blues' gutter, in which case minus £80 might be a winning score.

0:37:050:37:09

-You could still be winning today.

-We could.

0:37:100:37:13

-Now, Liz, Carla, how you feeling?

-Good.

-Confident.

0:37:210:37:24

-Recovered from the drop?

-Yeah.

-Only just.

-Sorry about that again.

0:37:240:37:28

Don't worry. I mean, these things happen

0:37:280:37:30

but it's still exciting to find out how it will do.

0:37:300:37:33

First up, though, is going to be your St John's Ambulance poster.

0:37:330:37:38

-Yeah.

-And here it comes.

0:37:380:37:39

Who's going to start me at, what, £20 for it? £20, anyone? 20?

0:37:390:37:43

10, to go then, surely. £10, anybody, £10? £10?

0:37:430:37:47

Come on, ladies and gentlemen, give me a "break".

0:37:470:37:49

Thank you, 10 bid, 12 now, 12 bid,

0:37:490:37:51

15, 15, 18, at 20, 20 bid.

0:37:510:37:53

22 bid, at 5 now, 25. 28.

0:37:530:37:56

28 bid, 30? 30 bid, 32 now, surely.

0:37:560:37:59

(We're in profit!)

0:37:590:38:00

-30 bid, 32 now do I see, 32. 35.

-Yes, you're in profit.

0:38:000:38:04

A lovely start.

0:38:040:38:05

At 38 bid. 40, £40 bid. 42 now? At £40 bid.

0:38:050:38:07

- I told you it was going to be all right.

0:38:070:38:09

This is the last call, I'm going to sell,

0:38:090:38:11

then you're out of the room this time, out on the net.

0:38:110:38:13

-Selling then at £40.

-HAMMER FALLS

0:38:130:38:15

-£40 is plus £10.

-Good start.

0:38:150:38:18

-There's nothing fractured about that.

-No.

0:38:180:38:20

Now, here comes the fish.

0:38:200:38:22

There we go, it's from the late Jurassic period.

0:38:220:38:25

Interesting lot, this. There we go, what shall we say for this?

0:38:250:38:28

£20, anybody? £20?

0:38:280:38:29

10 to go, then, £10, anyone? £10?

0:38:290:38:32

£10, ignore the chip that's on the corner. They go together very well.

0:38:320:38:35

£10 bid, 10, 12, 15 bid.

0:38:350:38:37

15 bid, 18, 18 bid, 20, 20 bid,

0:38:370:38:39

2 now, make it 2, 5, at 25.

0:38:390:38:41

28 now, 28. Bid 30, £30 bid.

0:38:410:38:44

At 30, 32 bid. - Come on.

0:38:440:38:46

35 bid. At 35.

0:38:460:38:47

38, now. 38 bid. We all done? 40.

0:38:470:38:49

-£40 bid? 2 now, £40 bid.

-No! Gosh.

0:38:490:38:53

I'll sell this time, make no mistake. We go, then, at £40.

0:38:530:38:56

-Another £40, gives you another plus £8.

-Yay!

-Incredible.

0:38:560:39:00

How lovely is that?

0:39:000:39:02

-Science.

-Science sells.

-Here comes the thimble.

0:39:020:39:05

Medieval cast-iron thimble, by repute.

0:39:050:39:07

Who's going to start me at £50?

0:39:070:39:09

Come on, real history.

0:39:090:39:10

Just put your finger up for this one. £50?

0:39:100:39:12

- Thumbs up.

0:39:120:39:14

40 to go, then, surely.

0:39:140:39:15

£40, anyone, 40? 30? £30?

0:39:150:39:16

-Come on.

-Oh, dear.

0:39:160:39:18

It's a rare object.

0:39:180:39:19

-20, then.

-Oh.

-£20.

0:39:190:39:23

-5 up. Fiver, anybody?

-Oh, no.

-5 bid, 5, 8.

-5?!

0:39:230:39:26

-Come on.

-Come on, let's go.

-9, 9 bid,

0:39:260:39:28

10, 10 bid, 12, 12 bid, 15 now.

0:39:280:39:31

15, 18 bid. 20? £18 bid,

0:39:310:39:33

20 anywhere else, now, surely?

0:39:330:39:35

-I can't bear it.

-It's the last call.

0:39:350:39:37

It's on the market, it's going to sell. At 18, are we all done then?

0:39:370:39:40

-Selling at £18...

-Charles, this is so sad.

-Oh, no.

0:39:400:39:43

-Isn't it value for money?

-Isn't it just?

-The history of the object.

0:39:430:39:46

-Not for what we paid for it.

-2 off of 20 which is minus £14.

0:39:460:39:50

You had £18, you have now £4 of profit.

0:39:500:39:54

How about that?

0:39:540:39:56

Now, I have to tell you girls that £4 could be a winning score

0:39:560:39:59

-today, couldn't it?

-It could, yeah.

0:39:590:40:00

On the other hand, you could speculate to accumulate,

0:40:000:40:03

and go with the jade pot.

0:40:030:40:06

-We've made a deal.

-And what's your deal, then?

0:40:060:40:09

If we made less than £5, we'd go for it.

0:40:090:40:12

Never. That's the pact?

0:40:120:40:14

-You going with it? Quickly.

-Yeah, we're going with it.

0:40:140:40:16

There is no time, it's coming now.

0:40:160:40:18

We're going with the jade pot and here it comes.

0:40:180:40:20

Chinese pale green jade bottle.

0:40:200:40:24

There we go, so it's a lovely little snuff bottle

0:40:240:40:26

but unfortunately, it has received some damage during the viewing.

0:40:260:40:31

So who's going to start me at £200? £200?

0:40:310:40:35

200? £200?

0:40:350:40:37

100 to go, surely, £100, anybody?

0:40:370:40:39

-50 to go, then, £50, anyone?

-Oh...

-50?

0:40:390:40:43

30 to go, then. 30?

0:40:430:40:45

£30, anybody, 30?

0:40:450:40:47

The pieces are there.

0:40:490:40:51

£20, anybody? 20?

0:40:510:40:53

-It's got to be sold. £10?

-£10?!

0:40:540:40:56

A few six-inch nails and you wouldn't recognise it.

0:40:560:41:00

10 over there, thank you, sir. £10 bid, 10. 12 now do I see?

0:41:000:41:03

At £10 bid, 12 on the internet.

0:41:030:41:05

12 bid, 15 bid, 18 now, £18 bid now?

0:41:050:41:09

Do I see a 18 bid?

0:41:090:41:10

£20 bid now, 20, no? At £18.

0:41:100:41:13

My bid's on the internet.

0:41:130:41:14

-£18.

-We need an under-bidder online.

0:41:140:41:16

Selling, then, on the internet at £18.

0:41:160:41:19

I dropped it.

0:41:190:41:20

£18 is 2 off 20,

0:41:200:41:22

which is £122 down the old plughole on that.

0:41:220:41:28

And you had plus 4 before,

0:41:280:41:30

which means you are minus £118.

0:41:300:41:35

Which is not so bad when you say it quickly. Right?

0:41:350:41:39

The big thing is that minus £118 could be a winning score.

0:41:390:41:43

-Absolutely.

-And be positive about this.

-So positive.

0:41:430:41:47

Loving you loads. Brave kids.

0:41:470:41:49

Well, teams, I wish I could say that that was dazzlingly successful,

0:41:560:42:00

because it wasn't.

0:42:000:42:01

And the downward groove of prices effected both teams

0:42:010:42:05

practically equally.

0:42:050:42:08

However, we have to have winners and we have to have runners-up

0:42:080:42:12

and the runners-up today

0:42:120:42:14

by a sizable chunk are the Blues.

0:42:140:42:16

Oh, what a shame.

0:42:160:42:18

Nobody has a lot to celebrate, though, I can tell you,

0:42:210:42:24

because were there a moral victory,

0:42:240:42:26

the Blues would be sitting on the top of a pinnacle at the moment,

0:42:260:42:30

but strictly speaking, they were £4 up until we came to the bonus buy.

0:42:300:42:34

So, you know, hug each other and be happy together, all right?

0:42:340:42:38

And runners-up you may well be, but incredibly bad luck.

0:42:380:42:41

So, park that issue, we've loved having you on the show.

0:42:410:42:44

The victors today have managed to win by only losing £80.

0:42:440:42:47

Genuinely did lose £80, cos they lost on practically everything

0:42:480:42:52

that they touched, not that that was your fault, I have to say.

0:42:520:42:56

The closest you got to making a profit was on the bread tins.

0:42:560:42:58

-But we got out.

-But you got out and you wiped your face.

0:42:580:43:01

-Anyway, have you had a good time?

-Yes.

-It's been brilliant.

-Great.

0:43:010:43:04

We've had a great time, too.

0:43:040:43:05

-Join us soon for some more bargain hunting, yes?

-ALL:

-Yes!

0:43:050:43:09

The antique centres of Hemswell in Lincolnshire play host to the red and blue teams, who have a smashing time in more ways than one. Experts Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson are on hand with a wealth of experience and knowledge but will the teams take it?


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