Hemswell 26 Bargain Hunt


Hemswell 26

Antiques show. The former RAF base of Hemswell in the bomber county of Lincolnshire is the target for the bargain-hunting teams.


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Well, here we are on the parade ground of the former RAF base

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Hemswell, in Lincolnshire, and behind me is the airmen's mess.

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This place was home to the Lancaster bomber

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and was used as a location for the film The Dam Busters.

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So, chocks away or what, chaps? Let's go bargain hunting, yeah!

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With such an illustrious past,

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it's no wonder that this place today is home to enormous antiques

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centres, so will our teams today soar to victory or simply

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finish up on the cutting room floor?

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Let's have a quick squint as to what's coming up.

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Today's Reds have some tough decisions to make.

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Shall we go and have a cup of coffee, perhaps a piece of cake?

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Or we can rush round and see if we can find something else.

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What do you want to do?

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And the Blues have their expert well trained.

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-Stay there.

-Before all that, let's meet the teams.

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Well, on today's programme we have a brace of couples.

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For the Reds, we have Mike and Julie,

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-and for the Blues we have Sue and Paul. Hello, everyone.

-Hello.

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Lovely to see you.

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-Now, Julie, you met at school and you were sweethearts?

-We weren't.

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-Weren't you?

-No, we were not sweethearts.

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We met at school, but not sweethearts.

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-So no hanky-panky behind the bicycle shed?

-Definitely not.

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-No bicycle sheds.

-No bicycle sheds. It was that good a school.

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-HE LAUGHS

-And how did you hook up then?

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We were working there and Mike arrived as deputy head, not

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expecting to do very much teaching, so I took a few of his lessons.

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He took a few of mine and that's how we muddled along.

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-You muddled along for a bit and then thought, "It's love, this."

-Yes.

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-After a while.

-Which is lovely, isn't it?

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Mike, you're a heck of a collector but mainly of careers.

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You could put it like that. I was young and naive

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and I thought I wanted to be a teenage jet pilot.

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So I joined the RAF, started to learn to fly,

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realised that my landings were not very good and my rifle drill was

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even worse, so after a year I moved on and tried accountancy instead.

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-Oh, good.

-Then after two years of that, I finally got to the point

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that I knew what I wanted to do, which was to go into teaching.

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And that's what I've done more or less ever since.

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-So what do you get up to in your spare time?

-Well, I create railway models, including a garden railway.

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Obviously, I do it just for the grandchildren.

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-I wouldn't do it for myself.

-No, of course not.

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As I explain to Julie, and that's why the garden railway fills half the garden.

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OK, you two. What are you going to be on the lookout for today?

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What are you going to get out there and buy? Anything to do with steam?

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-If you find a nice loco out there.

-Yes.

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Yes, but they're mostly overpriced

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so you have to be very careful what you're buying.

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Oh, look out for a bargain. Anyway, good luck with that.

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Good. Well, full steam ahead.

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Sue, you, like the Red team, met Paul when you were at school,

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-didn't you?

-I did. I was just a little bit younger than them, though.

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-I was nine at the time.

-Were you? And did you like him as a nine-year-old?

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Yes, because he was the only person that was nice to me at the school

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-when I started.

-How sweet is that?

-Isn't it?

-And the rest is history.

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-Yeah.

-So what's this about upping sticks and buying a guesthouse?

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We always wanted to live by the seaside, and we were fed up doing what

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we were doing so we thought, "Let's buy a guesthouse and go for it."

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And what town are you in?

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We're in Mablethorpe and the guesthouse is right on the beach,

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-50 yards from the beach.

-Lovely. So you achieved the ambition?

-We did.

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Paul, you have a mischievous, non-paying guest in your guesthouse.

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Yes, we do. We have a ghost.

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He hasn't shown himself too often just lately, but in

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the first year I think he wanted to let us know that he was around.

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We actually haven't seen him.

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He just leaves us a present occasionally.

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What manifestation does the present take?

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A fire extinguisher had been taken off the wall in the middle

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of the hallway, with no guest in. So there was only us in the house.

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-I know we didn't do it.

-OK.

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While we were sat in the guest lounge with guests, there was the

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sound of stones being thrown at the glass where the china cabinet is.

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-Nothing to be seen.

-He doesn't like Clarice Cliff?

-No, obviously.

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-Have you had your house investigated?

-No, we haven't.

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Are you considering having it exorcised?

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We sort of looked at that, but he's good fun. He's no harm.

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So will working together on Bargain Hunt be a breeze?

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I think so. We tend to like quite a lot of the same things.

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-And I tend to do as Sue tells me.

-Exactly.

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-How many years have you been together?

-33 years.

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Well, there you go. That is the recipe. Always do what you're told.

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-Exactly.

-And have fun while you're doing it.

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Which is exactly what we're going to do now with the £300 apiece.

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There you go, £300 each. You know the rules.

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Your experts await and off you go and very, very, very good luck.

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I've never been to Mablethorpe, have you?

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Now, let's say hello to the experts.

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Author of his team's destiny and font of all antique knowledge,

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it's Philip Serrell.

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And today the Blues have a real heavyweight.

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It's only Charles Hanson.

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Isn't it about time our teams met their experts?

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You've got me. How are you?

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-How are you two?

-Fine.

-Now, this isn't quite B&B-ing, is it?

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-Not quite.

-This is BH-ing. This is one hour to buy three items with £300. Can we do it?

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With your guidance, easy.

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-On your marks...

-Get set.

-Let's go. Come on. Let's do it.

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-Well, is there a plan?

-The plan is to make a profit.

-A profit?

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This is Bargain Hunt. What on earth are you doing here?

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-We're going to change all that.

-I've heard that before.

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Don't listen to everything our experts say.

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This hour takes energy and enthusiasm and with

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so much stuff to take a gander at,

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you'll need every ounce you can muster, so let's get stuck in.

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The Red team look to be our first-time buyers.

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-Do you know how old that is?

-That's 1950s, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-Wherever Hebden House is.

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-Actually. you know...

-Little triage...

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-Do you like that doll's house?

-It's got a bit of character to it.

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What I love is it is pure 1950s, isn't it?

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-This is all pebble dashed.

-That's right.

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I hate pebble dashed houses. Leaded lights. The front door.

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-Have we got another door over here?

-Yes.

-We've got a nice door.

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What we could do in our modernisation plan,

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-we can split this into two semis.

-We could.

-I think that's lovely.

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-And how much is it?

-Let's have a look. £45.

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-How much is that going to make at auction, do you think?

-I don't know.

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-That's a bit much, isn't it?

-35, 40.

-Really?

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-I think that'll make a good £30-£50 at auction.

-Do you?

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-Honestly, I do.

-We need to get it for less than £45.

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-40 or under, I think you should go for.

-40 or under. Right.

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You see what you can do and I'll give it the quick once over

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-and a full structural survey.

-Good, you do that.

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He's a man of many hidden talents, is our Phil, don't you know?

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Now, where's our other talented expert?

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Cranberry. Possibly bronze, not sure.

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-What do you think?

-Ostentatious.

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I love the fruit and vine, that pierced design.

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What I'm looking for, though, Sue, is guess what? The pair.

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-Oh, would it be a pair?

-It would be nice if it was one of a pair.

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-Oh, there is a pair.

-I like those, though.

-The Art Nouveau, bronze.

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So what are they exactly?

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It says, "1937 spill vases."

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Maybe they're worth a handle later on, because you guys really are

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big antique enthusiasts, aren't you?

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I feel like I'm really with the big guns now. You're a big man as well.

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I feel you are a big gun. I'm following your lead, Paul.

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Right, OK. We'll move on.

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You'll need to be firing on all cylinders too, team,

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-because those Reds are ready to put in an offer.

-Morning.

-Good morning.

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-Quite like the doll's house through there.

-Right.

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Have you got a best on that?

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OK, it's £45. Let me just see what I can do on that.

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-I'll give the dealer a quick call for you.

-Thank you.

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Morning. It's Robert here from the Guardroom at Hemswell.

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The first of many phone calls for our teams today.

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Still, it all adds to the tension.

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If I said to you, in this cabinet of Oriental treasures,

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what takes your fancy? Much?

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I actually quite like the green vase, but it's not Oriental.

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Well, it might be.

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This sort of ovoid shape, I think, is Japanese

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and it probably has a silver rim. They're quite nice, aren't they?

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-Oriental?

-You're also bird-lovers, aren't you?

-We are.

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-Aren't you great Beswick?

-Bes-ick.

-Is it "Bes-ick" or "Bes-wick?"

-I don't know how you say it.

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-Different people say it different ways.

-If you're from Stoke, "Bes-wick."

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-And you now say?

-I say "Bes-ick."

-Don't say that. You might get told off.

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"Bes-wick." There we are, there we are.

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-But I think, let's move on. Do you agree?

-Yes.

-OK.

-I'm happy.

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Happy teams make for a happy show, Blues.

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Now, what's the verdict back with the Reds?

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Will the price be up their street?

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OK, all right. Leave that with me, thank you. Bye-bye.

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-The very best she will do on it would be £35.

-OK, OK. Yes.

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-Should we risk that?

-Yes, we will.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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Thanks very much, indeed.

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Offer accepted in less than ten minutes.

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Don't break out the bubbly just yet, though. Two more to buy.

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-How did you get on?

-We got it for 35.

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So you bought a detached house in Lincolnshire for 35 quid.

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-That's about what they normally cost actually.

-Is that right?

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Do you think we need to modernise this before the auction?

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-Central heating, plumbing.

-No. We bought it as a period house.

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-We just need to mend the banisters.

-That's open plan.

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-There's a profit in this, that's the thing to remember.

-Good.

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-We'll see what happens.

-Lovely.

-We better go find something else. Onwards.

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Quite. Time is on your side,

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but it's easy to lose track of it.

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Are the Blues ready to loosen their purse strings yet?

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What do you think I can see that I quite like?

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-Hopefully not the purse.

-Yes!

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I quite like the purse.

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What I really like is that dump.

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Oh, that is nice.

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May I take your dump out your cabinet?

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There we are, look at that.

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Yes, that's lovely.

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I really, really like that.

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I really like that.

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What do you think, Charles?

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I had a few dumps in my last sale

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and they struggled a bit, to be honest with you.

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-Did they?

-Yeah, they did. They struggled.

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We'll thank the lady and move on.

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-OK, let's go.

-Let's go.

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Odd name for something quite pretty,

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but dumps are named as they were made

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from leftover bottle glass

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that otherwise might have been dumped

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at the end of a day's production.

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What about this? This is just lovely.

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I don't actually know what it is.

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Do you want to take that off there?

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That's probably the easiest...

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Stuff this in my pocket for now.

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Tiny writing on here.

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Does it say on there what the writing is?

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It says here, "Written on one side is the Lord's Prayer,

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"and executed by KG Pervill

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"of Horley, Surrey. 5th of September, 1914. God Save The King."

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-Gosh.

-Then it goes on to say here,

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let me read this to you.

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It says, "This date is significant as the 5th of September, 1914,

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"is the first day of the Battle of the Marne.

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"Over two million men fought in the bloody conflict

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"between the 5th and 12th,

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"with an estimated half a million killed or wounded."

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Terrible.

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-That's sort of like...

-It's very moving, that is.

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What's that young man...?

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We don't know what happened to him.

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But that's in a pendant, so...

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That's the Lord's Prayer.

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-That's fantastic.

-That's a wonderful thing.

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I think we should have that.

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Let's just be analytical for a minute.

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It's a World War I nine-carat gold double pendant

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and it has £95 on it.

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-I see.

-So that's the price.

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-I better just take this with me, just a second.

-OK.

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-What have you found out?

-There's good news and there's better news.

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I had a chat with them at the counter

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and apparently they think

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that this chap's wife

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-actually wrote this on here.

-Oh, right.

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So she may have made that as a pendant

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to keep his photograph...

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-Just a memorial to him.

-Yes.

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Anyway, the good news is,

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-they'll throw in the little stand.

-Lovely.

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And the better news is, very kindly,

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they've said we can have it for 75 quid.

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-I think that's brilliant.

-OK?

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-Yes.

-Good enough. Onto the next,

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one more to buy.

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That's the great thing about antiques,

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they have such varied and interesting stories behind them.

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And now, with half the 60 minutes behind them,

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the Blues really need to find something that sparks

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their interest.

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I just happened to spy this in the corner

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and I saw it when we walked in as well.

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-What do you think of it?

-It's nice, I like it.

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Really? Move that chair

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over there, just look at this.

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I quite like it because it's Burmantofts.

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Burmantofts were a Leeds art pottery.

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When I saw it, I thought, "It will be about 250."

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But it's 125.

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So I thought, "Why is it quite inexpensive?

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"Why is it cheap?"

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Because the actual bowl is in good condition.

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The only issue is...

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-Oh, yeah.

-..you have some enamel loss here.

-OK.

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-But that's age.

-Is that it?

-That's it.

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So if you turn it round the other way, it's fine.

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Absolutely...ish.

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-Nearly.

-There's more enamel loss.

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-Really?

-But you get a lot for your money.

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If I put that down there,

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and then pick this section up,

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that's one hell of a base, isn't it?

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Look at that.

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That is in itself a work of art, isn't it?

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If I turn it round for you, isn't that beautiful?

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-Look at that.

-Can you manage that?

-Absolutely.

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THEY LAUGH

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If you have an Art Nouveau conservatory

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-in the country...

-OK.

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It has some condition issues

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but this is art pottery.

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It's florid, it's organic,

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with flowers,

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and I would say at auction,

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this could make anything from 100

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up to £200.

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But I feel it has a bit of a run.

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-I like it. What do you think?

-I like it.

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Really? It's the one thing I've seen so far

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-on our hour...

-That's grabbed you.

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I keep thinking, "It's not a big spend,

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"but at least it's one object under the belt,"

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and if you say to me, "Charles,

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"going, going, gone," I'll go and get it now for you.

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-Happy?

-Going, going, gone.

-OK.

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I'll get it, thank you very much.

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SHE LAUGHS

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Yeah, I like that.

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Work your magic, Charles, as the Red team are on the scent

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of their final purchase.

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-Here's Charles.

-Done it, bought it,

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I've got some good news.

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Go on.

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I've got it down to £100.

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-Put it there.

-Well done!

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£100, and that, to me, is a good bottom estimate

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-to start with.

-Brilliant.

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Half an hour to go.

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Two to find, it's your turn now.

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-Lovely.

-Let's go, then.

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Now that's magic.

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I'm really pleased we've just bought our first lot

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because Paul and Sue are actually antique pros.

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I thought it would come easy.

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The first one's in the bag. Hopefully now it's plain sailing.

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I think they've done really well this morning.

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They've bought two items. There's still about 20 minutes left.

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The doll's house has to be a profit,

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I don't see how they can fail on that.

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And that little medallion, I don't care if there's a profit on that,

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that's one of the most memorable things

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I've ever bought on Bargain Hunt,

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so I'm really, really pleased about that, it's absolutely lovely.

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Aw! That's the rarely seen softer side

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of Phil Serrell.

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He's just a great big teddy bear, really.

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What do you know about bowls, Phil?

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Ah, well...

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What do I know about bowls?

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I'm actually a member of a bowling club...

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-You cop hold of that.

-..but you're not allowed to talk about it.

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That's the first rule. The second rule is,

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you can't talk about bowls club.

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These are quite nice, aren't they?

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A lot of bowls are made out of lignum vitae.

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It's the only wood that won't float.

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And they make marine gears and cogs out of lignum vitae.

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There's a lump on one side,

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which is there.

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It just means the bowl goes like that when you push it.

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And they're usable. How much are they?

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-I wonder if they seem to a sensible price.

-£32.

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There's a name on the case.

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Brogden.

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-Brogden.

-Scratched on the case there.

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The other thing you always need to check

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is you have a pair and you have got a pair there.

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I think they're quite nice.

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If you can buy those for anywhere between £25 and £30,

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you should be in with a chance.

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I think you should both go down to the counter and see

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what they would take for this.

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-Yes.

-All right?

-OK.

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-I've got them.

-Let's have a wander over this way.

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The Red team are just so cool and collected.

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How have you got on?

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Well, they'll take £3 off,

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so that will be £29 instead of 32.

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The worst you're going to do

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is lose a fiver, and the best you're going to do

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is make 10 or 11 quid.

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So in terms of bargaining, I would suggest that's an absolute result.

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-Oh, good.

-Now, we have a choice to make.

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Cos you've breezed this and we still have 15 minutes,

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so we can either chill, take it steady, go back to that lovely cafe,

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have a cup of coffee, perhaps a piece of cake,

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just chill gently.

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Or we can rush round and see if we can find something else,

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-what do you want to do?

-I think we've done enough shopping for today.

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Excellent stuff. Let's have a coffee and a cake. Come on, then.

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-Definitely.

-Convincing argument, Phil, and who'd disagree?

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That's all three items bought in 45 minutes.

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The pressure is back on the Blues.

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Look at this. Isn't that lovely?

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-I love it.

-It's beautiful, isn't it?

-It's lovely.

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Do you know what really sells it, Paul? OK, it's feminine.

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But the reason why I love it, is that etched glass as well.

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Can you see? The crystal in this light.

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What I like are the fleur-de-lis on that matt,

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almost engine-turned ground.

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And of course, atomisers were the height of feminine elegance

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back in the early years of the 20th century. How would it work?

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Sue, are you an atomiser girl?

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-No, I'm not, but I guess you just press this, don't you?

-Exactly.

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-Oh, it's really smooth.

-Is it really? A nice lever action to it.

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-Yeah, really nice.

-Do you like it?

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-I do, really like it.

-I really like that.

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And it would look really nice on a dressing table.

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And it's cheap as well, it really is.

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No! It's expensive, tell them it's expensive.

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THEY LAUGH

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I think, all day long, in a saleroom,

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it's worth 35, £45.

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Gosh, if only there were lots of these,

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we could be making money left, right and centre, couldn't we?

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-Yeah, good find.

-Definitely.

-Shall we take it?

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-Happy with that.

-Go and pay for it, Sue.

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Great, isn't it? Not really my sort of thing, I'm a real man, you know.

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-But my wife might like it.

-I was the same, thinking.

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Methinks these guys protesteth too much!

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-Bought it.

-How much?

-£21.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

-Between friends here.

-Just my age.

-Yeah, well done.

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It's a super thing. Weight is also really good.

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And if that doesn't make a profit, you know,

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I've been doing Bargain Hunt now the best part of a decade

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and a bit more, and I can assure you, guarantee you, a profit.

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-Of course, you found it, Sue, well done.

-Beautiful.

-Great.

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-Good.

-One to go.

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Guaranteed profit, eh, Carlos?

0:19:520:19:54

Brave talk with just a few minutes remaining.

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What would be really, really lovely is if we could

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just try and find out a little bit more about our new friend.

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Yes, yes.

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I mean, if you go online, there's either a war graves site

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or people who are killed in action, you know,

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you can research these things.

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-This is Hercule Poirot at his best.

-Oh, yes.

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You've got to just try and find something. We've got the bones here.

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-But it would be lovely to try and find...

-Just that little bit more.

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Yes.

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Well, you're not the only team wanting to find that

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little bit more. Blues, you put your finger on it yet?

0:20:290:20:32

-Thimbles collectable, Charles?

-Sue, they are.

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Thimbles really are popular and they go back to medieval times,

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and of course... Bring that thimble out. Paul, what do you think?

0:20:380:20:41

It's not my thing. But Charles Horner, if they're collectable...

0:20:410:20:45

-Charles Horner?

-It's a Charles Horner one.

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Charles Horner, you're right!

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Charles Horner silver thimble, Chester, 1903.

0:20:510:20:54

-Chester's good as well, isn't it?

-Absolutely right.

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And furthermore, Charles Horner is the Godfather when it comes to,

0:20:560:21:01

shall we say, online buyers looking for good Chester hallmarked silver.

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-How much is it?

-£24.

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So far, we have bought, tell me,

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that lovely Burmantoft jardiniere on stand, which was £100.

0:21:100:21:13

-We've just bought that lovely, lovely...

-Atomiser.

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-Exactly, which was how much?

-21.

-21, 121.

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-So, this is another small buy.

-Yeah.

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Which would leave me a lot of money to buy my expert buy with,

0:21:210:21:25

-do you trust me?

-Oh, yes.

-Yeah, we trust you.

-Look at me.

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I'm happy.

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-Really?

-Yeah.

-I'm pleased to hear it, cos you're bigger than me!

0:21:300:21:34

-Sue?

-Yeah, I'm happy.

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-OK, well done, team. And that's it.

-That's it.

-Cool and calm.

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Cool and calm indeed. Story of the show today, I fancy.

0:21:400:21:43

No time to reflect, because time's up.

0:21:430:21:45

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

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They moved in on a 1950s' doll's house for £35.

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The double-sided World War I pendant was bought for £75.

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Lastly, the pair of crown green bowls for the princely sum of £29.

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-OK, team, how much did you spend?

-£139.

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That's very precise, well done.

0:22:110:22:13

£139, I'd like £161 of leftover lolly, please.

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Yes, there we go, lovely.

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Now, did you buy something spectacular that you really fancy?

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We bought a World War I pendant.

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Is that going to bring the biggest profit?

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No, I think probably the rather dated doll's house.

0:22:260:22:30

Was that your favourite item?

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No, it wasn't my favourite item,

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I think it'll bring in the most profit.

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Thank you for the leftover lolly which goes straight across

0:22:350:22:39

to P Serrell. So, what's your prediction,

0:22:390:22:41

what you going for, Phil?

0:22:410:22:43

-Well, it's been plain sailing so far.

-Right.

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So I think I'm going to go and buy something that continues that theme.

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Yes. I think I've got it. I could have it! Have you got it?

0:22:490:22:53

Well, we'll find out whether we're right. There is a hint there.

0:22:530:22:56

Right now, let's check out what the Blue team bought, eh?

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With a little Hanson magic,

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they bought the Burmantofts jardiniere and stand for £100.

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Next, they got the silver-plated glass atomiser for £21.

0:23:070:23:10

Finally, the Charles Horner silver thimble was bought for £23.

0:23:130:23:16

-So, was that good or was it good?

-It was very good.

-Was it very good?

0:23:190:23:22

-Very, very good.

-What's your favourite bit, Paul?

-The jardiniere.

0:23:220:23:26

-Do you agree with that, Susan?

-No, thimble.

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One extreme to the other in your favourites!

0:23:280:23:30

Well, he's big and I'm little.

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That's true. Petite, I'd say.

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-And which thing's going to bring the biggest profit?

-The thimble.

0:23:340:23:37

-Unfortunately, I have to say the thimble.

-OK, fine.

0:23:370:23:39

You are in agreement, you see?

0:23:390:23:41

-OK, super. That's it, then, how much did you spend?

-£144.

0:23:410:23:45

I'd like £156 of leftover lolly, please. Lovely.

0:23:450:23:48

Which is a tidy sum to go to the maestro

0:23:480:23:51

-who is our specialist in converting cash into profit.

-Many thanks.

0:23:510:23:54

Hi, Paul. Thank you very much.

0:23:540:23:55

Yes, I think something that might fly away.

0:23:550:23:57

-My team love birds, so a really fine bird takes my fancy.

-OK.

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Very good luck, Charles. Meanwhile, I'm heading off a few miles south

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to a place that played its part in a defining moment of British history.

0:24:050:24:10

The county of Lincolnshire,

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due to its close relationship with the RAF

0:24:180:24:20

and in particular Bomber Command, is known as Bomber County.

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The county's strategic location on the east coast

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meant that bases built here in the interwar years

0:24:300:24:34

were largely designed for bombing operations,

0:24:340:24:37

in the event of a future conflict.

0:24:370:24:40

With the outbreak of the Second World War,

0:24:410:24:44

RAF Scampton's bomber squadrons were routinely tasked

0:24:440:24:47

with laying mines along the approaches to enemy ports.

0:24:470:24:51

Of the many bomber squadrons based here over the years,

0:24:510:24:55

one, 617 Squadron, were destined to become legendary.

0:24:550:25:01

Never heard of them? Well, they were the Dam Busters.

0:25:010:25:05

The raids on the Ruhr dams were to be the most dangerous

0:25:090:25:12

and audacious of campaigns.

0:25:120:25:15

Flying at very low level with modified aircraft

0:25:150:25:17

carrying a top-secret bouncing bomb.

0:25:170:25:21

An exceptional task needed an exceptional man to lead it.

0:25:210:25:24

Formed on 17th March 1943,

0:25:250:25:29

617 Squadron was hand-picked

0:25:290:25:31

by the 24-year-old Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

0:25:310:25:34

So, I've come to find out a bit more with station commander Mike Harrop.

0:25:360:25:41

-Mike, good morning.

-Good morning, Tim.

0:25:410:25:42

I have to say, this is an honour, to be in Guy Gibson's office.

0:25:420:25:47

-Cos this really was his office?

-It was, yes.

0:25:470:25:49

This is where he did all the preparation

0:25:490:25:51

and training for the dams' raid.

0:25:510:25:53

So, Mike, what made Guy Gibson so well qualified to run the squadron?

0:25:530:25:59

Here was somebody who was arguably a maverick.

0:25:590:26:01

Somebody who could deliver at the highest level

0:26:010:26:03

both in terms of flying operational ability

0:26:030:26:07

but also leadership and running of a squadron.

0:26:070:26:10

So, how did Gibson's bravery manifest itself

0:26:100:26:13

on that night in May 1943?

0:26:130:26:16

He chose to do the first run to set an example to his team,

0:26:160:26:20

which unfortunately wasn't quite successful.

0:26:200:26:22

So further runs were required.

0:26:220:26:25

But he chose the very courageous line, to fly in parallel

0:26:250:26:28

with the attacking aircraft with his lights on to draw fire

0:26:280:26:31

away from the aircraft going in to drop the next bomb.

0:26:310:26:34

And he did this three times over the Mohne dam. Extremely brave.

0:26:340:26:38

And then when they moved on to the Eder dam,

0:26:380:26:41

having sent all the other aircraft that had dropped their bombs home,

0:26:410:26:44

he remained in the danger area until that part of the raid was successful.

0:26:440:26:48

And finally, he chose to fly back over the Mohne

0:26:480:26:51

to see what the damage was before returning back here to Scampton.

0:26:510:26:55

-And sadly, he didn't survive the war?

-He didn't, regrettably.

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Again, his bravery came to the fore.

0:27:010:27:02

He volunteered to take on the role of master bomber for a raid in 1944.

0:27:020:27:08

A very successful raid but regrettably,

0:27:080:27:10

he failed to return from that.

0:27:100:27:12

And we have evidence of some of these events in this album,

0:27:130:27:16

-don't we?

-We do, yes.

0:27:160:27:17

One of the interesting things was the King took time after the raid

0:27:170:27:20

to come up to Scampton and meet the squadron commander, Guy Gibson,

0:27:200:27:24

and a lot of the personnel who were involved in the dams' raid.

0:27:240:27:28

Yeah, so this is the King examining the damage?

0:27:280:27:32

Yes, after the raid, reconnaissance aircraft flew over the dams

0:27:320:27:36

to try and understand how much damage had been done

0:27:360:27:39

and the photographs they took are there being shown to the King.

0:27:390:27:42

-And it was phenomenally successful?

-It was, yes.

0:27:420:27:45

Two of the three dams were totally destroyed.

0:27:450:27:47

-At some cost to industry and everything in Germany?

-Yes, it did.

0:27:470:27:51

Well, we've loved our visit, thank you very much.

0:27:510:27:54

The big question today, of course,

0:27:540:27:55

for our teams over at the auction is,

0:27:550:27:57

are their profits about to take off?

0:27:570:27:59

Well, Golding Young Mawer is the saleroom of today.

0:28:100:28:14

Colin Young is our auctioneer. Colin, how lovely to see you.

0:28:140:28:17

Good to see you again, Tim.

0:28:170:28:18

We've got a mixed bag for our teams today,

0:28:180:28:20

kicking off for the Reds with this doll's house.

0:28:200:28:23

I mean, it is the suburban dream of heaven.

0:28:230:28:27

-Yep. Em... It's not quite a dream lot for auction, I must admit.

-Is it not?

0:28:270:28:32

No, I think this is the type of thing that you really,

0:28:320:28:35

really do struggle to get buyers for.

0:28:350:28:37

-OK, so how much?

-£25-40.

0:28:370:28:40

OK. £35 paid, so they're not too far off.

0:28:400:28:44

Far more moving is this little locket in the nine-carat gold frame.

0:28:440:28:50

For a kick off, the miniature writing of the Lord's Prayer is

0:28:500:28:52

something else, and then you've got that vision of the soldier himself.

0:28:520:28:57

You see, what I find difficult to grip with this is that it's

0:28:570:29:00

such a personal thing for this man, Perville, at that moment in 1914.

0:29:000:29:07

It's a lovely thing. It's a locket to be able to wear around your neck,

0:29:070:29:10

but nobody else is ever really going to be able to wear it.

0:29:100:29:14

I suppose there'll inevitably be some people out there looking to

0:29:140:29:19

buy it to do that little bit of extra research and hopefully find

0:29:190:29:24

a family relation or something down the line so it can be reunited.

0:29:240:29:27

-Ah, that happens, of course.

-That possibility there.

0:29:270:29:30

How much do you think it's worth? Very difficult to value.

0:29:300:29:33

30-50 I would put on it, and hopefully that would get

0:29:330:29:36

people just having a little bit of passion for it.

0:29:360:29:40

Well, it'll be interesting to see

0:29:400:29:41

whether you can ignite the passion or not, because £75 was paid.

0:29:410:29:45

That is the retail price.

0:29:450:29:46

Anyway, lastly we flip to something that is entirely pleasurable.

0:29:460:29:53

That is the bowls from the bowling set.

0:29:530:29:56

So you get a nice set like this. How much?

0:29:560:29:58

-£10-30.

-Is that all? £29 paid.

0:29:580:30:01

So they paid right at the top of your price estimate.

0:30:010:30:05

-Yes.

-Yes. If the locket doesn't do well,

0:30:050:30:08

they are going to be in big trouble.

0:30:080:30:10

Let's check out their bonus buy.

0:30:100:30:12

Mike, Jules, excited?

0:30:140:30:15

-Yes.

-Yes, very much so.

0:30:150:30:17

It could be that Philip Serrell,

0:30:170:30:18

who was given £161, is going to take the edge off the edge

0:30:180:30:22

because he's bought something and it looks chunky.

0:30:220:30:24

What's your bonus buy?

0:30:240:30:26

I quite like that.

0:30:260:30:28

-There was a bit of an aviation connection, wasn't there?

-Oh, yes.

0:30:280:30:31

So this is basically a little stool, coffee table, whatever,

0:30:310:30:34

but it's made out of a propeller.

0:30:340:30:36

Is it really?

0:30:360:30:37

-Oh! I say.

-So it's the end of a blade.

0:30:370:30:41

A socking great propeller!

0:30:410:30:43

-I like that.

-Do you really?

0:30:430:30:45

-Well, I'm pleased about that. Cos of your...

-Oh, yes.

0:30:450:30:48

-Digga-digga-digga...

-That's as near as I'm going to get.

0:30:480:30:50

What exactly is digga-digga-digga-digga?

0:30:500:30:52

-Have you not seen the film?

-No!

-Dam Busters.

0:30:520:30:54

-That's the fella, yeah.

-That's the film, isn't it?

0:30:540:30:57

-Funnily enough...

-You should go and see it.

0:30:570:30:59

..we have filmed, for this programme, the base.

0:30:590:31:01

-I am so envious.

-Guy Gibson's office.

0:31:010:31:04

I've handled Guy Gibson's ashtray.

0:31:040:31:07

-So stick that in your pipe.

-And smoke it.

-Exactly.

0:31:070:31:10

Well, I'm very envious cos I think all that stuff is fantastic.

0:31:100:31:12

Cost me £80.

0:31:120:31:15

Right.

0:31:150:31:16

I think if you had a bad day, it's got to make £50-60.

0:31:160:31:19

If you have a good day, it could make 150, is what I think.

0:31:190:31:22

Clever old you, Phil.

0:31:220:31:24

For the audience at home,

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let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Phil's prop.

0:31:260:31:30

Well, the bonus buy has winged its way to us, Colin.

0:31:300:31:34

-Which is a good thing, isn't it?

-It is. I love this.

0:31:340:31:37

I think it's really, really good.

0:31:370:31:39

You're going to have people who are interested in aeronautica after it.

0:31:390:31:43

It's different.

0:31:430:31:45

I can see a whole variety of bidders looking for this.

0:31:450:31:48

Anyway, how much do you think?

0:31:480:31:50

Well, I've put 40-60 on it, but the more I look at this,

0:31:500:31:53

the better it gets.

0:31:530:31:55

So do you think it'll make £100?

0:31:550:31:57

-It really wouldn't surprise me.

-Me neither, quite frankly.

0:31:570:32:00

Philip Serrell's very canny, he paid £80 for it.

0:32:000:32:03

I rather hope that it will do well, and feel that it might.

0:32:030:32:07

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

0:32:070:32:10

their first big investment is the Burmantofts jardiniere.

0:32:100:32:15

Size and a half, fairly well-known factory, which is

0:32:150:32:19

highly collectable, but more of the aesthetic pieces rather than

0:32:190:32:24

this more flowing naturalistic.

0:32:240:32:26

Yes. How much?

0:32:260:32:28

80-120.

0:32:280:32:29

OK. £100 paid, so that's fine. That's slap in the middle.

0:32:290:32:33

The next item is the delicate atomiser, the little perfume bottle.

0:32:330:32:38

I think this is a good little lot.

0:32:380:32:39

It's only a plated top, it's not the finest quality.

0:32:390:32:42

Not everybody wants an atomiser, but I thought 40-60.

0:32:420:32:46

Ah, you put your stake in the sand.

0:32:460:32:48

Good, I hope you're right, cos £21 was paid.

0:32:480:32:51

If you're not right, we should be giggling at you in a minute,

0:32:510:32:54

cos you'll be up there hammering for Britain,

0:32:540:32:57

really wanting that item to do well.

0:32:570:33:00

Lastly, we go with the little Charles Horner thimble,

0:33:000:33:04

which they paid a massive £23 for. I don't quite understand that.

0:33:040:33:08

No. It does seem like a lot of money for a very small amount of silver.

0:33:080:33:12

I've just applied an estimate of £10-30

0:33:130:33:17

because that's as low as I can really estimate it.

0:33:170:33:20

OK, fine. Well, Charles Horner is of course that Halifax maker that is

0:33:200:33:25

desirable in jewellery terms.

0:33:250:33:27

I'm not so sure how desirable it is for thimbles.

0:33:270:33:30

Well, we're not talking about a lot of money. £23 versus £10-30.

0:33:300:33:34

They aren't going to be too far awry.

0:33:340:33:36

But just in case not, they might need their bonus buy,

0:33:360:33:40

so let's go and have a look at it.

0:33:400:33:42

Hey, you two.

0:33:420:33:44

Now, you spent 144, you gave Charles 156.

0:33:440:33:48

-Charles, show us what you bought.

-Tim, I will. Here we are.

0:33:480:33:52

It's 1950s, it's stylish, it's striking.

0:33:520:33:55

It's a lovely nine-carat, gold, French, garnet, floral brooch.

0:33:550:34:00

-Sue.

-Mm.

-Look at me.

0:34:000:34:01

I don't like brooches.

0:34:030:34:05

Sorry. But it's very pretty.

0:34:060:34:08

How much was it?

0:34:080:34:09

£84.

0:34:090:34:11

How much do you think?

0:34:110:34:13

I'm always one to speculate, Paul,

0:34:130:34:14

because I think it's a jewel that I would value on a given day

0:34:140:34:18

to between 80 and 120, if I'm being quite fresh about it.

0:34:180:34:23

We have to trust him, but you don't like brooches?

0:34:230:34:25

-No, but I've got to trust him, haven't I?

-You do.

0:34:250:34:27

We all have to trust him. Look at the work.

0:34:270:34:29

What does your eye tell you?

0:34:290:34:30

-It's very pretty.

-Would you want to make that out of gold for £80?

0:34:300:34:33

I mean, that is the question you have to ask yourself.

0:34:330:34:35

Will somebody else go with it? For the audience at home right now,

0:34:350:34:38

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Charles' brooch.

0:34:380:34:41

-Well, Colin, there's something for you to wear at the weekends.

-Ah.

0:34:410:34:45

I've got just the job for that this evening.

0:34:450:34:47

No, seriously, it's quite fun. Said to be French.

0:34:480:34:51

Do you agree with that?

0:34:510:34:52

Yeah, I see no reason why not. Very nice thing. Quite an organic piece.

0:34:520:34:57

I suppose that's got to be worth a minimum of 40-60, 30-50,

0:34:570:35:01

that sort of range. Mid tens rather than high tens, I would say.

0:35:010:35:05

OK, fine. Charles Hanson paid £84, and he rates it as a bonus buy.

0:35:050:35:11

I think we're all going to have to cross our legs, don't you?

0:35:110:35:14

I think we'll have to cross most things, including gavels.

0:35:140:35:16

TIM CHORTLES

0:35:160:35:18

Now, Mike, Julie, this is the moment.

0:35:250:35:27

Your scratch-built dolls' house.

0:35:270:35:31

It's a suburban dream that house, isn't it?

0:35:310:35:35

Every middle-class person in 1932 aspired to

0:35:350:35:38

live in a house like that.

0:35:380:35:40

Let's go and have a little play.

0:35:400:35:41

-..Doll's house.

-Look at that. What fun!

0:35:430:35:46

Who's going to start me at £50? £50 anybody? £50.

0:35:470:35:50

You won't need a mortgage at this price.

0:35:500:35:52

£50 anyone?

0:35:520:35:53

40 to go then, surely. £40. 30 if you like. £30. 30.

0:35:530:35:57

£20.

0:35:570:35:59

£20 bid.

0:35:590:36:00

-It's a knock-down price.

-Oh, go on.

0:36:000:36:03

£20 bid. Two again now?

0:36:030:36:05

It looks like the answer is no, then.

0:36:050:36:07

Selling this time on my left at £20. Maiden bid takes it.

0:36:070:36:11

£15.

0:36:110:36:13

OK, well, stand by for the Battle of the Marne.

0:36:150:36:17

Wonderful history on this. What should we say?

0:36:170:36:20

Let's get straight into this. Start me at £80 for it. £80 anybody?

0:36:200:36:23

50 to go then. 50. 50.

0:36:230:36:25

30 will do then £30. Start me at bottom estimate. Straight in.

0:36:250:36:27

£30 bid. At 30 bid. Five do I see?

0:36:270:36:30

Come on.

0:36:300:36:31

At 35 bid, I'll take 38. 35 bid. 38. 40.

0:36:310:36:34

£40 bid. 40. 42 now. At 40. 42 again now.

0:36:340:36:38

At £40. We'll give you some glasses as well, if you wish.

0:36:380:36:41

At 40 bid. 42 or not now.

0:36:410:36:42

At £40. Just see what a bargain this is. Two or not now. Selling at £40.

0:36:420:36:46

All done?

0:36:460:36:48

-£40 is minus £35.

-Way down, Tim, aren't we?

-We're doing well.

0:36:480:36:52

You're minus £50.

0:36:520:36:54

Now this is a load of old bowls.

0:36:550:36:59

£30 anyone? 30? 20. Got to be worth £10 each, surely. £20, anyone. 20.

0:36:590:37:03

-£20.

-Crowning glory.

0:37:030:37:06

15.

0:37:060:37:07

15.

0:37:070:37:08

Can't give them away. £10. I think I'm going to cry for you.

0:37:080:37:12

10 on the internet. Thank goodness for the internet.

0:37:130:37:18

Selling at £10.

0:37:180:37:20

Some days there's good days and some days there's bad days.

0:37:200:37:22

That is not a fair result, minus £69, I'm afraid to say.

0:37:220:37:25

Anyway, there we are.

0:37:250:37:27

Are we going to be positive, are we going to go with the prop stool?

0:37:270:37:30

We can lose more money then.

0:37:300:37:32

Yes, I think in for a penny, in for a pound.

0:37:320:37:34

OK, we're going with the bonus buy?

0:37:340:37:36

-Yes.

-Yes! In for a penny, in for a pound. Here comes the bench.

0:37:360:37:39

This is a multi-purpose lot. It's made from an aircraft propeller.

0:37:390:37:44

Who's going to start me at £80 for it?

0:37:440:37:46

80. 50 to go, then. £50, anybody? 50 do you have?

0:37:460:37:50

Who's first in at 50? £50 anyone? 50?

0:37:500:37:52

40 to go then, surely. £40 to go. 40 on the net. Up to 50 on the net.

0:37:520:37:56

50. At 50 bid.

0:37:560:37:58

50. 5. 55 bid. 55. It's 60, surely.

0:37:580:38:01

At 55. 60. 60 bid. 65 now.

0:38:010:38:04

-65.

-Not doing so bad.

-70 now.

0:38:040:38:06

I have a bid of 65. I thought it would be a fraction more than this.

0:38:060:38:09

70. £70 bid. 75 now.

0:38:090:38:11

75 bid. That's more like it. £80.

0:38:110:38:15

We're on the mark at 80.

0:38:150:38:16

Surely you can wing it for another fiver.

0:38:160:38:18

80 bid. Five anywhere else now?

0:38:180:38:21

-85.

-Yes! That's a profit.

0:38:210:38:23

-90. £90 bid.

-Well done.

0:38:230:38:26

95, surely.

0:38:260:38:27

You know you want it. You're not going to find another one like this.

0:38:270:38:30

90 bid. 92 do I see?

0:38:300:38:32

The last call then. We're selling on the internet at £90.

0:38:320:38:36

-£90.

-Well done, Philip.

0:38:360:38:38

-Plus £10.

-The giddy heights of a profit.

0:38:380:38:40

The giddy heights of a profit. Well done.

0:38:410:38:45

Don't denigrate that. That takes you neatly to minus £59.

0:38:450:38:49

Listen, it could be a winning score. Don't say a word to the Blues.

0:38:490:38:53

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:38:530:38:55

-Paul, Sue, are you cool?

-Yes.

-You're going to need to be, I tell you.

0:39:020:39:06

You might have to dig deep today.

0:39:060:39:09

We have evidence of the market activity here.

0:39:090:39:12

Stand by. Here we go. Here comes the Burmantofts.

0:39:130:39:16

Late Victorian Burmantofts faience earthenware jardiniere and stand.

0:39:160:39:21

-Magnificent.

-Who's going to start me at £200? £200, anybody?

0:39:210:39:25

I'll take 100 if you like. £100, anybody? 100. Surely 100.

0:39:250:39:28

There's a lot of pot in that. £100 bid. Thank you. £100 bid.

0:39:280:39:31

Ten now, surely. £100 bid.

0:39:310:39:32

Ten again now, surely. Maiden bid takes it there.

0:39:320:39:36

Going to a maiden bid of £100.

0:39:360:39:39

Maiden bid of 100. Only one bid, it's the right bid though,

0:39:390:39:42

cos it shows you no profit, no loss.

0:39:420:39:44

No pain, no gain.

0:39:440:39:46

One wiped face.

0:39:460:39:48

Now the atomiser. Is he going to get his £40-60?

0:39:480:39:52

It's his estimate.

0:39:520:39:53

Start me at £40. 40.

0:39:530:39:54

£40, anybody? 40.

0:39:540:39:56

30, if you like. £30, anybody. 30.

0:39:560:39:58

All right, then, start me at £10 and we'll get on.

0:39:580:40:01

£10, straight in.

0:40:010:40:02

£10 bid, 12 anywhere else now?

0:40:020:40:04

£10 bid, 12 now do I see? 12. 15. 15 bid. 18 now.

0:40:040:40:06

Keep going.

0:40:060:40:08

18. 20 now. £18 bid. 20. Surely 20. Surely half of my estimate.

0:40:080:40:13

It's on the market at 18. It's the last call, then. Going at 18.

0:40:130:40:17

£18. I can't believe it. It's minus £3.

0:40:170:40:20

What happened to its £40-60 estimate?

0:40:200:40:22

That's what I say.

0:40:220:40:23

Now the thimble.

0:40:230:40:25

Probably a Charles Horner piece. Chester, 1903.

0:40:250:40:29

Who's going to start me at £30 for it? 30. 20 to go then, surely. £20.

0:40:290:40:32

20? 10 if you like. 10. Bid of 10.

0:40:320:40:35

12. I make it 10 bid. 10 bid. 12. 12 bid. 15? 15 bid.

0:40:350:40:37

At 15 bid. 18 now.

0:40:370:40:39

At £15 bid, 18 and on now. 15.

0:40:390:40:41

18 do I see?

0:40:410:40:42

You're out on the net, but I'm going to sell. Selling for £15.

0:40:420:40:46

£15.

0:40:460:40:47

I beg your pardon, is minus £8,

0:40:470:40:49

which means overall you're minus 11 smacks.

0:40:490:40:52

What are we going to do? We're 11 smackers down.

0:40:520:40:54

Are you going to go with the French brooch or are you going to park it

0:40:540:40:58

and maybe have a winning score with minus £11?

0:40:580:41:02

-Park it.

-No, we'll leave it.

-We'll leave it.

-We'll leave it.

0:41:020:41:04

-We're not going to go with it.

-That's very conclusive.

0:41:040:41:07

We're not going with the bonus buy, but we're going to sell it anyway.

0:41:070:41:10

-I might tiptoe off now. Would you mind?

-Stay there.

0:41:100:41:13

-Sorry?

-Stay there.

0:41:130:41:15

Who's going to start me at £50? 50.

0:41:150:41:17

40 to go then, surely. £40, anyone? 40. £40.

0:41:170:41:19

Who's going to be first in for the brooch?

0:41:190:41:21

£40. Over there. 40. 40 bid. 45. 45 bid. 50. 5. 55 do I see?

0:41:210:41:25

At £50. £50 the bid. 5 anywhere else now? 50, it's in the room.

0:41:250:41:28

Fiver now. My bid's over here. Then I'll sell here at £50.

0:41:280:41:32

£50. £50 is minus £34.

0:41:320:41:35

£34. £44.

0:41:350:41:38

Well, no, you're at minus £11 cos you didn't go with the bonus buy.

0:41:380:41:41

They're minus £11. You didn't go with the bonus buy.

0:41:410:41:44

As it happened, that was a wise move, all right?

0:41:440:41:47

You could easily have a winning score here today at minus £11.

0:41:470:41:51

-Just don't say anything to the Reds.

-We won't.

-OK.

0:41:510:41:54

Well, I have to say, you've been great teams today.

0:42:010:42:03

That is not, however, reflected in the results,

0:42:030:42:06

which I'm afraid are heavily in the minus department.

0:42:060:42:10

There is a gap between you, though.

0:42:100:42:11

The gap means that the runners up today are...

0:42:110:42:16

the Reds.

0:42:160:42:17

GROANING

0:42:170:42:20

Minus £59, despite you making a splendid profit, Philip,

0:42:200:42:24

on the propeller bench, which was a jolly nice item, I have to tell you.

0:42:240:42:28

Not much luck with the rest of it.

0:42:280:42:29

But it doesn't matter, it's just a game.

0:42:290:42:32

-Have you had a nice time?

-Very good.

0:42:320:42:34

We've loved having you on the show.

0:42:340:42:36

The victors today have managed to win by only losing £11,

0:42:360:42:39

which bearing in mind how flat the market seems to be in Lincoln

0:42:390:42:41

today, is quite an achievement.

0:42:410:42:43

Of course, you did assist yourself by not going with the bonus buy.

0:42:430:42:47

That didn't help you, did it, Charles?

0:42:480:42:50

-Anyway, no shame in that. You had a nice time?

-Yes.

0:42:500:42:52

You go home victorious.

0:42:520:42:54

We've had a great time,

0:42:540:42:55

so join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?

0:42:550:42:58

Yes!

0:42:580:42:59

The former RAF base of Hemswell in the bomber county of Lincolnshire is the target for the bargain-hunting teams. Winging their way to assist with their aim of landing a golden gavel are highly decorated experts Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson. Meanwhile, presenter Tim Wonnacott visits a legendary RAF base with an epic tale of World War Two bravery.


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