Newark 11 Bargain Hunt


Newark 11

Antiques show. Europe's largest antiques fair - Newark - provides the hunting ground, as Natasha Raskin and Paul Laidlaw offer their expertise to the red and the blue teams.


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We're in Nottinghamshire today

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at the Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair.

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There's no excuses for our teams today, because...

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there are 2,500 stalls here for them to choose from.

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Let's go bargain hunting!

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This site truly is huge -

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84 acres in total, of which over seven acres

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are under cover inside.

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Coming up on today's show, the Reds are jumping for joy.

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SHE SQUEALS

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Whilst the Blues are taking the strategic approach.

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You said to me early on,

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-"We're going to go in quick and buy something cheap."

-Yeah.

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THEY LAUGH

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Well, on today's programme we've got a couple of couples.

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For the Reds we've got Helena and David

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and for the Blues we've got Nick and Linda.

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-Hello, everyone.

-Hello.

-Hello, Tim.

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How did you two meet?

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We met at Sutton House in Hackney.

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I was a conservation intern

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-and David was a conservation volunteer, weren't you?

-Were you?

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So I was in charge of him.

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And you took one look at him and you thought,

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"I think I could conserve this one."

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-Over a Worcester tea service.

-Is that what it was?

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-You were cleaning it at the time, were you?

-I was.

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So is this essentially a National Trust-led profession,

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or will you come and do conservation for any old bod?

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I actually work at Tatton Park in the mansion there

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-monitoring the collection.

-All that gorgeous Gillow furniture?

-Yes.

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Are you a collector, Helena?

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I am, I like to do myself as a collector.

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-What do you collect?

-I collect Russian lacquer boxes,

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but I'm more interested

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in the actual pictures on the surface of the boxes.

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-So, you like those little boxes.

-I do.

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Will you be buying them today on Bargain Hunt when you get a chance?

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I'll be looking for some Russian pieces, definitely.

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Now, David, when you're not struggling away and fretting

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about all this history, what do you do to relax?

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Well, I have a particular technique for dealing with all of that stress.

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I do Kundalini yoga.

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Do you? What's Kundalini Joker?

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Well, yoga which most people know, of the hatha type,

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is holding positions and so forth.

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-Yeah, lotus position!

-That's one of those.

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I know about that...

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Have you tried that one?

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What, lotus position? A few years ago!

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I don't think I'd be flexible enough now.

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But tell us about this... What is it?

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-Kundalini yoga.

-Oh, Kundalini yoga. Very good.

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It focuses on movement, so it's not about holding a position,

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it's about actual movement and breath.

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Cos once you're happy in yourself then you're not so worried

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about what you look like or how fat you are or things like that.

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No need to be personal!

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HE LAUGHS

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So once you deal with the mental state,

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-the physical state will follow.

-Yeah.

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Well, I suggest if you get a bit stressed out today

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with the shopping, you just have a quick lie down.

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Sounds like the business, really. I could do with some of that.

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Anyway, very good, and good luck, team.

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Now, Linda, you have been working in a very challenging field

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and it's nothing to do with agriculture.

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I've been a social worker for 22 years now.

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But for the last five years I've been a social work consultant

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with Sheffield City Council.

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Basically, what that means is that I'm responsible for mentoring

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and supporting social workers in their first year of practice

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-just out of training.

-They really need help.

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Yeah, a lot of handholding cos it's a very stressful job.

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Now, Nick, it says here that you're a no-nonsense presenter.

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What does that mean?

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Well, absolutely, Tim.

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Nick's No-nonsense Review is something we set up,

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-not because we're simply bluff Yorkshire people.

-No.

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We've done it because we wanted to address all the nonsense

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that is spoken about the caravan industry

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by certain groups of people.

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So, you take a few trips in your caravan, do you?

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-We do.

-Regularly.

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-Very regularly, at least once a month.

-Do you?

-Oh, yeah.

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-Where do you go?

-Well, all over the place,

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but we've taken to France.

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And, of course, the French take caravanning

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quite seriously, don't they?

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I mean, a campsite is a campsite in France.

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It's a luxury standard, too.

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Anyway, I think you're going to do very well on the programme today

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and I wish both our teams the very best of luck.

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Here's 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, very good luck.

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I think I could do with a bit of yoga myself.

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With only an hour to shop,

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I don't really think there'll be anyone lying down on the job today.

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Helping the Reds put a spin on things is Natasha Raskin.

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Keeping his eyes on the scoreboard for the Blues is Paul Laidlaw.

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History, conservation - that's your world, so what are you thinking?

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I am so excited.

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I am looking for something Art Deco, maybe Nouveau,

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something sculptural and visually appealing,

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and I'm going to go with my gut instinct.

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OK, and Russia is your bag but, David, what's yours?

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Well, I think my role here is really to hold the purse strings.

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No-nonsense - is this my clue to your negotiating technique?

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-Well, absolutely.

-What, is he scary?

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-Er, he can be, yeah.

-Oh, no.

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-Should I be?

-Erm...

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We'll see.

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-It's her you need to be scared of.

-Oh, right!

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Well, we will see, because that hangar over there

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is full of treasure and we're going to go find it. Come on.

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Well, we all know our roles, so let's get on our way.

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That's it then, teams, the clock has started.

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With an hour to go, the race is on.

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I just saw it out of the corner of my eye when we came in.

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I absolutely love it.

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-Oh, my goodness.

-I think it's stunning.

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Are you sure you don't just want to clean it?

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-Because it is a bit grubby.

-We can clean that, though.

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I'd like to do a time check,

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we're four seconds off the block, that's amazing!

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OK, so you clocked that straight away.

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It's typical Victorian, isn't it?

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Look at how ornate it is.

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It's almost like a fancy piece of Kings patterned silver or something.

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It's not silver, though, is it?

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-No, it's spelter.

-Yes.

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-It is spelter.

-Spelter and copper.

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And we know it's copper cos it's oxidised a little,

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so it's gone the way that domes go on libraries and things,

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that greeny colour.

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But I love the ornate feel of it.

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It's typical Victorian.

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It does have, actually, thinking that you love Russian,

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-it's got that real heady sort of feel to it, doesn't it?

-It has.

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165 I saw there when you flashed the tag -

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it is quite a lot, but shall we get a feel of it?

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-Shall we see if it's a big lump?

-Can I lift it?

-Absolutely.

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there's probably the odd one or two, you know, defects there

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but I think overall it's in good condition,

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considering the age, as well.

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I didn't see, just when you turned it round here,

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we've got almost like a sort of...

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-It almost like a religious figure.

-A King or a Bishop, isn't it?

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Yeah, something like that, so someone in high office, anyway.

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And, also, you've got these typical Victorian

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kind of Gothic revival, grotesque lions on the side here.

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-It's quite desirable.

-Mmm, it is quite desirable.

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The style is good, you know, it's a kind of stand-out piece, isn't it?

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To be honest with you, I think 165 is very punchy.

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I'd be looking for it to get to around £100 at the auction.

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So, I think that, you know, we're sort of in the territory

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where we want to make the price that is lower than the asking price.

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But you were excited, I love the fact that we had...

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I'm out of breath! So, it's up to you.

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If you want to do some negotiating we could ask kindly.

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I'd like to.

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OK, I think, Helen, this is very much yours,

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-so what are you thinking?

-Are you willing to come down for 100?

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-You want it for 100?

-Yes, please.

-Go on, you can do it for 100.

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Oh!

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SHE SQUEALS

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-This is very much your piece, so...

-I love it.

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Thank you very much. OK.

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Wow, that was fast off the blocks!

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A salad bowl and server. Quite nice, actually, yeah, OK.

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-No price on it, must be free.

-If only life was like that!

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They're a wee bit old hat.

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It looks like yesterday's antique to me.

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I couldn't have put it better.

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So, does that damn it to us?

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-I think it might.

-I think it does, yeah.

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So, I guess that's a no then, Blues,

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but the Reds are already eyeing up a second item.

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I would put something in the high tens,

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something like 60 to 80 on it.

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If we get a mad price from the dealer

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then we know it's older than it is.

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You're going to have to get a good price then, Reds.

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-DEALER:

-I paid £250 for it. So I would like a profit.

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Of course!

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Sadly, it's not going to be today, is it?!

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Well, you never know, it's not over yet, but it's not going to be us.

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But thank you so much for all of your wisdom.

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It is no good having expensive tastes on this show.

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Natasha, move them on.

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And come on, Blues, the clock's ticking.

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-Just wondering about that, it's silver.

-It's silver?

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It seems to suggest it is, but I've not seen a hallmark.

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-Yeah, there's the hallmark.

-Yes, it's got London marks.

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It's a trinket box, that's all it is.

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-It's got an initial on it, but...

-I like the form.

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I like this dish top and the oval section of the dish top.

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The lid closes well...

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A few dings on the site there, Paul, just there.

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There are and, in fairness, there's no meat to it.

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I think a it's priced very reason... Is that the price?

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-That is the price.

-Yeah, it's very reasonably priced.

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You want to take that home, frankly.

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Silver traders are harsh.

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They're going to weigh it and value it on that basis.

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The price is just a bit too high to get a profit.

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Let me show you something that might be closer to sexy.

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Silver buttons, Art Nouveau influenced

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and presumably of that period.

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Birmingham.

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They're sweet. Five of those are priced up at £68.

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THEY GASP

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No, you know, these people are pricing fairly,

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I think that's reasonable.

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-BUT it's reasonable for you to take home and enjoy.

-Yeah.

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You take it to option and try to turn up profit,

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they're worth £40-£60.

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I mean, it really is fairly priced, but is it us here and now?

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I don't know.

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While the Blues stand and debate, the Reds are motoring on.

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These wee salon sofas are absolutely gorgeous.

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I mean, it is just joyful, isn't it?

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-Do you mind if we have a look?

-DEALER:

-No, you help yourself.

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Thank you very much.

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I mean I'd be looking for a nice hallmark on this,

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so let's see...

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I think it's English hallmarks.

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What would be your best price on that?

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-70.

-No lower than 70?

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-No, I'm sorry.

-No lower than 70.

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I mean, it's something to think about.

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We've got absolutely gorgeous motifs all over the little sofa.

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It's got the beautiful Queen Anne style legs,

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so it really is just a beautiful thing.

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We've got a very clear maker's mark, Levi & Salaman.

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We've got the assay mark, the Birmingham anchor mark,

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we've got the date, it's all clear,

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this hasn't been rubbed away.

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So, well over 100 years old and in absolutely perfect condition.

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It's a really tricky one.

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I would ask you to think about it and, you know, discuss it, perhaps.

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My advice is that we're moving on to a price there

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I think the auction estimate would be something like 40-60, or 50-70.

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I am tempted not to, but I think maybe we need to.

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-Then that's two down.

-I think so, as well.

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-I think maybe we take the risk.

-OK?

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Come on, then. It's the end of the day, we'll go for it.

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-You want to go for it?

-Yes, please.

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OK, thank you very much, we'll take that then.

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Thank you very much, cheers.

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Right, OK, £70. Done.

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Thank you. We can go and have a sit down.

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No, we can't, cos we've got one more thing to buy!

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But that is better than still having all three to buy, like the Blues.

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I don't think they've moved off that stall yet.

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What's the story with the perfume with the watch holder in the lid?

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Is it as good as it looks?

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DEALER: I've dated it. It is 1903.

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But the watch doesn't work.

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That's rather smart, isn't it?

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It's a nice piece.

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In its favour, it cries out quality.

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It cries out originality, as well.

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It's not another grenade-form perfume.

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-It's unusual, isn't it?

-It has this novelty feature.

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It could appeal to multiple markets -

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the silver buyer,

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the private buyer because it's a sexy thing,

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make a nice gift, a treat to yourself,

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watch collector? Why not?

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And it's a lot of money.

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The price has given me heart failure.

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But, but, but, you've got to ask. Is there a trade price on that?

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Give me £200.

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You said to me early on,

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"We're going to go in quick and we're going to buy something cheap."

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THEY LAUGH

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-It's just a lot of money.

-It's an awful lot of the budget.

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I mean, I think if it was one 180 I would be happier.

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Oh, you're committing now! You're starting to talk...

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Be careful! Yeah, yeah.

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That's a bridge too far for me, but have a think about it.

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-OK.

-All right?

-Right.

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My feeling is I don't mind taking a risk,

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as long as it's a reasonable risk,

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and I just wonder what kind of deal we'd get for all three.

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HE SUCKS HIS TEETH

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All chips in!

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-Double or quits, yeah.

-Oh, my word.

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Well, I like the way you think.

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It would work for us if, as a portfolio,

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in some way we took the risk out of that

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by these being priced competitively.

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Goodness, a portfolio - that's a first!

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Could these be sold at, I mean, scrap,

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to seal a deal and balance the risk?

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So that's 55..

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I'd do those for 100 for the two items.

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Even if we buy that, they're they still have to be 100?

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HE MUTTERS

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Let's have a look.

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280. That's it.

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Don't say it like that, I hate finality!

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No, it's easy to do.

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-Cos I can sell it some other day.

-You can, I know that.

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For 280.

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There's no more give at all?

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DEALER: I've got no more, I've given as much as I can give.

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It's up to you. I think what'll happen

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if you spend 280, you'll get 280.

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I mean, it's obviously your decision.

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How do you feel? Do you want to walk away?

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We've only spent 20-odd minutes.

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-I think we need to look.

-Keep looking?

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Yeah, I think we can always come back.

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If they've gone, they've gone, but...

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-Yes? Sure?

-You don't look so certain!

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I know why you're saying that. Shall we?

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Let's have a look. We've got 40 minutes yet.

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Man, that was close!

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While our teams are up to their ears in shopping,

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I've had a little find of my own.

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So, what have we got 'ere?

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Well, if you were a medical student, your professor would produce this

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and he says, "What you need to do is to make an incision

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"and then rip the ear open

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"and proceed through the ear 'ole tunnel

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"into the labyrinth of chambers inside to do your operation

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"to remove the mastoid bone."

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This object, when it becomes redundant

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from a teaching hospital in Hungary,

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finds its way to Newark and becomes a collectable.

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Now, if you had a nasty skin complaint,

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in which case one of these would be handy.

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Another plaster of Paris model, this time coloured

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and moulded perfectly to represent your skin.

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But if you decided that you wanted to go to school

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to learn about moo-cows and maybe become a vet,

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then one of these is pretty important.

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This represents the bit that dangles from underneath the moo-cow.

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We have four teats,

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and if you're of a squeamish disposition

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because you're watching this at lunchtime,

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you might like to avert your eyes, because on the back side

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we have the partly dissected

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inside of the teats.

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I think these are joyous objects.

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Why? Because they're wacky.

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But who would possibly want to buy

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these redundant veterinary and medical models?

0:16:220:16:26

Well, they'll make your friends laugh or recoil in horror.

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Hm!

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What would these cost you, these models,

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all the way from an eastern European teaching hospital?

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Well, the ear 'ole could be yours for £40,

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and the epidermis could be yours for £20.

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But the teats - that's an UDDER matter.

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They'd cost you £40.

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For the four.

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Let's drop in on the Blues.

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CLANG Oh!

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Oops!

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Perhaps the Reds are having more joy.

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-I quite like this one here.

-Really? I don't.

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If the enamel, if we have a look at it,

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if the enamel's in good condition, if it's a lovely box

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and if we've maybe got nice lining inside,

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-what a gorgeous little item.

-Yes.

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-Shall we have a look inside if we can?

-Yes, please.

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Beautifully lined in velvet.

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-Is this appealing to your...

-It's beautiful.

-..historical side?

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Yeah, it really is beautiful.

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But we don't know the price and we don't have a lot of money left.

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THEY LAUGH

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-DEALER:

-Maybe it will be disappointing then.

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-The price is £350.

-Oh! My goodness!

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Well, even if you were to shave off half of that

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we wouldn't be able to afford it.

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That's out of their league.

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But, back to the Blues - they're up to something.

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If we pop back now while we still have a bit of time,

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what about that?

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Then he hasn't got us over a barrel.

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He does. He knows, come on.

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If you were playing cards with us now, you'd know you had us.

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Hmm..

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All right, well...

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-I tell you what, we have got 20 minutes.

-Yeah?

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This is the time to make the decision

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to go and offer him the 270, and if he won't take it...

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OK.

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..we've still got 20 minutes, and we can be honest with him, be straight.

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Do you want to do that and we'll keep looking?

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And if you come on fingers and say, "I've bought it, are we happy?"

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-Yeah, we'll go with that.

-OK, I'll do that.

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-But, if not, we've still got options.

-Still got 20 minutes.

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You guys keep looking. Great plan, Paul, I'll go and do that.

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We'll be roughly here.

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Good tactics, guys.

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So, what are we looking for whilst we've not got much time left?

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-I fancy a piece of glassware.

-OK.

-Maybe, ideally, a piece of Lalique.

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Well, how did I know, knowing your penchant for luxury items?!

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Or maybe some cranberry glass would be beautiful. A nice vase...

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Probably Victorian cranberry glass is a lot more in our price range

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than a fancy bit of French Lalique, so let's get looking for it,

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because people are going to start wrapping them up.

0:18:530:18:56

While Natasha reins in the Reds,

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Nick's trying to pull off the deal for the Blues.

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They're still looking, so before we end up at panic stations,

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if you would do for 270 I'll shake now.

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270 cash and I'll shake right now.

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I want to do it now before any panic sets in.

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270 and we've got a deal.

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-Right now we'll do it, while we've still got time.

-Yeah, go on, then.

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270, it's a deal.

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-Done.

-Fantastic.

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-Well done.

-Well done, yeah.

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Cheers.

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Well, what can I say? They had me over a barrel.

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Yeah?

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-270.

-Oh!

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Brother, you did it!

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Well, we'll see at the auction.

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Yeah, we will.

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Auction time.

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Talk about the tortoise and the hare.

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It's anyone's guess which team will end up at the winning post.

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-You like the figure?

-Mm.

-OK, so let's have a little look.

-Yes.

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So what have we got?

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So it's pretty heavy. I think it's probably bronze.

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-So it's a Bergman blackamoor figure.

-85.

-85.

-£85

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It's patinated bronze.

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-Are we making a decision? We've just got to go for it.

-Yeah.

-I like him.

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-Let's see if we can get 80.

-I think so.

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-I think at £85 it's a little bit expensive.

-OK.

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-We don't have much time to think about it.

-Let's try and get it down.

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-I'll see what I can do.

-Before you go, I'd like a price on this one.

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I really like this Russian Orthodox box.

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OK, let's have a look. It is marked down as Russian.

0:20:200:20:23

It's a nice bit of poker-work. I like it. Boxes are good.

0:20:230:20:26

OK, I'm coming back with two prices.

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Seriously, guys, we've only got moments left.

0:20:290:20:32

-Time to make a decision.

-OK, I've got two prices.

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-I've got 75 on our Bergman figure and I've got 30 on our box.

-Oh!

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Which, although Russian in feel, is actually Iranian but it's Eastern.

0:20:400:20:45

-OK.

-It's a beautiful thing.

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-I think boxes are hotter than potentially not bronze.

-Yes.

-£30.

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-Shall we do it?

-£30, let's do it.

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-£30 and probably about 30 seconds left.

-Yay.

0:20:520:20:55

We got there. High-fives all round. Thank you so much.

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That's it. Time's up. Let's check out what the Red Team bought.

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You're not getting "board", are you?

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Huh, within minutes,

0:21:070:21:08

they spent £100 on this Victorian, Renaissance style ewer.

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They then spent £70 on the tiny, hallmarked, silver sofa.

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And with just 30 seconds to go,

0:21:200:21:22

they splashed out £30 on the decorated box.

0:21:220:21:25

-Well, you look very happy.

-We are.

-And chirpy.

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-We are.

-Tell me, which is your favourite piece?

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I think the jug from the start, the bronze and spelter jug.

0:21:330:21:37

That's your favourite?

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-That's my favourite.

-Do you agree, David?

-No.

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My favourite... No, no, no. My favourite is the Iranian box.

0:21:400:21:43

-Iranian box.

-Which we bought right at the very end.

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Is that going to bring the biggest profit, your Iranian box?

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-Definitely.

-I think so.

-Do you agree with that?

0:21:480:21:50

-I agree with that.

-Oh, lovely, we are of one mind,

0:21:500:21:53

-which is good. And what did you spend in toto?

-We spent £200.

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That's a lovely amount. I feel it's a lovely amount,

0:21:570:21:59

-don't you? I feel it's an auspicious amount.

-Yes.

-Yes?

0:21:590:22:02

OK, £200, I'd like £100 of leftover money, please.

0:22:040:22:07

Thank you very much. Thank you. I'll grab that away.

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I won't count it because I trust you.

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And it goes straight over to Raskin.

0:22:110:22:12

-Thank you.

-And goodness only knows what she's going to do with that!

0:22:120:22:15

That was mad!

0:22:150:22:17

We had all the time in the world and then, no time at all.

0:22:170:22:19

So I'm going to take my time to try

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and find something great for you guys.

0:22:210:22:23

You deserve it. It was brilliant.

0:22:230:22:25

OK, well, that's a nice send off, isn't it?

0:22:250:22:28

Well, off you trot to do that. Have a nice cuppa tea, teams.

0:22:280:22:30

Meanwhile were going to check out

0:22:300:22:32

what the Blue Team bought, aren't we? Yeah!

0:22:320:22:34

They sniffed out the Edwardian scent bottle for £180.

0:22:340:22:39

This set of five Arts and Crafts buttons cost them £45.

0:22:410:22:45

And they spent another £45 on the silver lidded trinket box.

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Would you say that you were obsessed by silver items, or what?

0:22:530:22:56

-It wasn't the plan.

-No.

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Not the plan at all.

0:22:580:22:59

And I said, "I'm certainly not spending over 100 quid on anything."

0:22:590:23:03

-And how much did you spend?

-270.

0:23:030:23:05

Like I say, it's not the plan, is it? Anyway good for you.

0:23:050:23:08

-So £30 of leftover lolly, please.

-Yes.

0:23:080:23:11

-There you go.

-Let's hope that

0:23:110:23:12

the silver is going to go well in the auction,

0:23:120:23:14

otherwise you're in trouble. Super.

0:23:140:23:17

Which is your favourite piece?

0:23:170:23:19

I think it has to be the box. I really like the shape of that.

0:23:190:23:23

-So box for you. And your favourite piece?

-The bottle.

0:23:230:23:26

I think it's a real quality item.

0:23:260:23:28

And will it bring the biggest profit?

0:23:280:23:30

It'll either be the biggest profit or the worst defeat on record.

0:23:300:23:33

Oh, well, that takes us somewhere, doesn't it?

0:23:330:23:35

Which is going to bring the biggest profit, do you think?

0:23:350:23:39

-I think it could be the box.

-Do you reckon?

-Yes.

-OK, fine.

0:23:390:23:42

Well hang in there. And with 30 paltry pounds...

0:23:420:23:45

But it's not the number of pounds

0:23:450:23:46

it's what you find with it, isn't it?

0:23:460:23:48

Isn't it just?

0:23:480:23:50

I think I need to find something that's a fail-safe.

0:23:500:23:53

With the shopping all done and dusted, it's time for the auction.

0:23:540:23:57

Well, isn't this lovely.

0:24:000:24:01

We're in Etwall in Derbyshire, just outside Derby,

0:24:010:24:04

and we're with Charles Hanson.

0:24:040:24:05

-How are you, Charles?

-Long time, no see, Tim.

0:24:050:24:07

Long time, no see but it's cracking to be here.

0:24:070:24:09

Now, for these Reds, what about

0:24:090:24:12

that weird, Gormenghastian type ewer?

0:24:120:24:14

Tim, I think it's what you might call a statement piece.

0:24:140:24:17

Yes.

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And if you are quite haunted and Gothic inspired,

0:24:180:24:20

and you might perhaps wear black, it's something which might just

0:24:200:24:24

spook your interior and give it a real affection.

0:24:240:24:27

Although it looks reproduction, I think

0:24:270:24:29

-it's of the late 19th-century and probably Germanic.

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:24:290:24:33

It's come from Austria,

0:24:330:24:34

-one of those mad castles with Ludwig of Bavaria.

-Correct.

0:24:340:24:37

Good. OK, we like that

0:24:370:24:39

but it should be one of a pair and on its own, how much?

0:24:390:24:44

-Tim, I've guided it to fetch between 60 and £80.

-Well done.

0:24:440:24:48

-They paid £100. I think they played the ton and they paid plenty.

-Yes.

0:24:480:24:52

But there we go.

0:24:520:24:53

From the sublime to the ridiculous

0:24:530:24:55

because that little, miniature sofa is a beautifully crafted

0:24:550:24:59

-piece of silver, isn't it?

-You almost go from that, as you say,

0:24:590:25:02

"garish" to the petite and the beautiful.

0:25:020:25:04

And this, obviously,

0:25:040:25:05

is a beautiful, Edwardian, miniature salon sofa in silver of that

0:25:050:25:09

heightened Rococo feel, made by Levi and Salaman of Birmingham.

0:25:090:25:13

And it's beautifully hallmarked.

0:25:130:25:16

And you get the internet interest

0:25:160:25:17

because it's small and can be mailed easily

0:25:170:25:19

around the world. I mean, all that's good, isn't it?

0:25:190:25:21

-Absolutely right.

-OK, how much, Charles?

0:25:210:25:24

Our guide price, I think we've been a bit cautious,

0:25:240:25:27

is between £30 and £50.

0:25:270:25:28

Is that all? For solid silver?!

0:25:280:25:30

-Mm. It's quite light though.

-Oh, quite light.

0:25:300:25:32

The team paid £70 and I personally would be very disappointed

0:25:320:25:35

-if it didn't get close to that.

-I agree.

0:25:350:25:37

I think you might do by the time you've tempted them, Charles.

0:25:370:25:40

The last object, though, this poker-worked,

0:25:400:25:43

polychrome, little coffer, where do you think that's come from?

0:25:430:25:47

It has that sort of Eastern look about it, that folk art,

0:25:470:25:50

and you tend to think maybe Bulgaria, Hungary, that region,

0:25:500:25:55

and I'd have thought, Tim, probably age wise 1920s-'30s.

0:25:550:25:59

-I think it's a nice interwar object.

-How much?

0:25:590:26:02

Again we're being quite cautious.

0:26:020:26:05

We have guided it between £30 and £40.

0:26:050:26:07

I don't think that's cautious. I think that spot-on.

0:26:070:26:09

They paid 30.

0:26:090:26:10

If you can get anything more than 30, they'll be jumping up and down.

0:26:100:26:13

Overall, though, it looks slightly dodgy, in which case

0:26:130:26:16

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

0:26:160:26:19

-Now, Helena and David, this is exciting, isn't it?

-It is.

0:26:190:26:22

You spent £200, which is a good number.

0:26:220:26:24

You gave Natasha £100, Which is good number.

0:26:240:26:27

What did you spend it on, Natasha?

0:26:270:26:29

-Well, I spent it on a...

-Oh!

0:26:290:26:32

..late-Victorian, double cornucopia vase.

0:26:320:26:35

Beautiful.

0:26:350:26:37

Oh, do you know, I thought of you both?

0:26:370:26:39

I thought of stately homes

0:26:390:26:41

and I thought of something that just packs a punch

0:26:410:26:44

but is also quite discreet, that you would have on the mantelpiece.

0:26:440:26:47

-Which you put flowers in here?

-It is a vase, yes, yes.

0:26:470:26:50

The thing about it is quite often you do see them with no adornments,

0:26:500:26:53

but they are chic if they have nice arrangements in them as well.

0:26:530:26:56

They are officially vases but quite often, especially ones like this

0:26:560:26:59

that are double, quite often just doing the talking all on their own.

0:26:590:27:02

It's not really my type of thing but it's quite interesting.

0:27:020:27:05

These are lovely, that the little rams' heads. So, is it Victorian?

0:27:050:27:09

I don't think it is a repro, later 20th-century piece.

0:27:090:27:13

My gut feeling is that it is period, and I love it.

0:27:130:27:16

I really, really love it.

0:27:160:27:17

Doesn't look like it's been used even.

0:27:170:27:19

No, somebody's been too terrified to even touch it

0:27:190:27:22

until Natasha came along.

0:27:220:27:23

And here we are. And now it's bobbing around like a good 'un.

0:27:230:27:26

-How much did you spend?

-What you think, Natasha?

0:27:260:27:29

I spent £40 on it, which is not small change, as you know.

0:27:290:27:32

But I do think that it has a fighting chance.

0:27:320:27:34

The fact that it's a double vase might well

0:27:340:27:37

double our chances of making a profit on it.

0:27:370:27:40

-Would you pay £40 for it?

-No.

-No?

0:27:400:27:42

Honestly, I wouldn't.

0:27:420:27:44

HELENA LAUGHS

0:27:440:27:45

And David doesn't really like it

0:27:470:27:49

and 'er indoors wouldn't pay the money for it.

0:27:490:27:51

-But apart from that, everything's going...

-I do love it.

0:27:510:27:54

I thought I was going to have you swooning over this.

0:27:540:27:57

I thought, "National Trust. Yes." Oh, my goodness!

0:27:570:27:59

You put your trust in me, maybe it was the wrong idea,

0:27:590:28:01

-but I hope it does well for you.

-Thank you.

0:28:010:28:04

Anyway, we shall see.

0:28:040:28:05

Right, now though let's find out what the auctioneer

0:28:050:28:08

thinks about Natasha's little vases.

0:28:080:28:10

-OK, Charles, there's an unusual object.

-It is, Tim, isn't it?

0:28:110:28:14

You see these cornucopia vases individually on a plaque.

0:28:140:28:18

I don't think I've ever seen to join together

0:28:180:28:21

on a porcelain plaque, have you?

0:28:210:28:23

No, Tim, you're quite right.

0:28:230:28:24

In style it's what we call the Rococo revival,

0:28:240:28:27

originally made probably 1820, 1830 and then

0:28:270:28:31

revised by the likes of Copeland or Minton in the 1880s-1900 period.

0:28:310:28:37

I suppose it's that age. What I love are these rams' heads -

0:28:370:28:40

that great neoclassical motif -

0:28:400:28:41

and they've got that lovely burnished, worn look about them.

0:28:410:28:44

Nice object, Tim.

0:28:440:28:46

I think it's worth today at auction between £30, £40 £50.

0:28:460:28:50

OK, well, Natasha paid £40. I think she's been very cunning with that.

0:28:500:28:54

I can see it making 70 or 80, quite frankly. I think it's quite unusual.

0:28:540:28:58

Now, I'll push that carefully, look, to the front.

0:28:580:29:01

And moving on from the Reds, we're coming to the Blues, look.

0:29:010:29:05

And you've got the scent bottle -

0:29:050:29:07

that green scent bottle - which has an unusual feature, doesn't it?

0:29:070:29:09

Yes,

0:29:090:29:11

it is unusual because the way the silver plaques were applied

0:29:110:29:14

you tend to think, "Gosh, did they always belong on there?"

0:29:140:29:17

They are embellished in a fairly ad hoc way.

0:29:170:29:19

But William Comyns a wonderful maker.

0:29:190:29:22

But what is really unusual, Tim, is, when you open the lid up,

0:29:220:29:25

you've got this very peculiar pocket watch stand

0:29:250:29:28

within the actual lid of the hinged cover.

0:29:280:29:32

So I suspect that, rather than being a scent bottle,

0:29:320:29:36

it could be an inkwell.

0:29:360:29:37

-Yes.

-And a desk piece for a gentleman.

-Yes.

-Or a lady.

0:29:370:29:40

-It's a nice thing.

-Tim, it's frivolous.

0:29:400:29:42

-You've got a couple in a parkland setting. It's very romantic.

-Yes.

0:29:420:29:46

-And you love the romantic.

-I do, Tim.

-Yes.

0:29:460:29:48

How much do you like that?

0:29:480:29:50

Our guide price is between £150 and £200.

0:29:500:29:52

OK. Spot-on. £180 they paid.

0:29:520:29:54

They spent their money, they took a chance and, as we know,

0:29:540:29:57

Charles, he who dares sometimes wins.

0:29:570:29:59

Exactly. Life in the short-term, yes.

0:29:590:30:01

Moving on them, you got the Arts and Crafts buttons.

0:30:010:30:04

They're not too tinny and weren't we elegant back then?

0:30:040:30:08

-You still carry that on, the elegance and...

-Oh, yes.

0:30:080:30:10

-..sophistication in dress - wearing the fob chain.

-Oh, yes.

0:30:100:30:13

-Today we don't tend to wear them, these wonderful buttons.

-Sadly not.

0:30:130:30:16

And it should be an inspiration for fashion designers to go and buy

0:30:160:30:19

these things up and stitch them onto some of their bespoke clothes.

0:30:190:30:23

Correct, Tim.

0:30:230:30:24

-They definitely are wonderful accessories.

-And Birmingham 1901 -

0:30:240:30:28

-the dawn of the 20th century, as well.

-How much in the auction?

0:30:280:30:31

Because it's really missing one to make the set of six - there's

0:30:310:30:34

only five - we put a guide price on of between £40 and £60.

0:30:340:30:38

OK, £45 paid.

0:30:380:30:39

Which just illustrates that they're jolly cheap.

0:30:390:30:42

-They are.

-And lastly,

0:30:420:30:43

we've got the rather intriguing shaped little trinket box.

0:30:430:30:47

Tim, it is a peculiar shape,

0:30:470:30:49

and the way that lid is slightly concave, you tend to think,

0:30:490:30:53

"Gosh, could it be a big, overgrown snuffbox?"

0:30:530:30:55

And do you know what, it came out of a dressing table set?

0:30:550:30:58

If you look at the shape of that, it is EXACTLY the shape

0:30:580:31:02

-of an ivory topped hairbrush.

-Yes.

0:31:020:31:04

-How many hairbrushes have we seen like that?

-Exactly. You're right.

0:31:040:31:08

So what you've got is a case

0:31:080:31:09

that had half a dozen ivory topped hairbrushes in

0:31:090:31:12

and the shape of the silver boxes is to mirror the hairbrush.

0:31:120:31:16

I couldn't quite picture it

0:31:160:31:17

-but you've pictured it for me.

-That is it.

-Yes.

0:31:170:31:19

Mappin & Webb, they were great makers, weren't they?

0:31:190:31:22

Absolutely. They were formed way back in 1774. What a great object.

0:31:220:31:25

OK, how much?

0:31:250:31:27

-Our guide price for the auction will be between £40 and £60.

-Excellent.

0:31:270:31:31

£45 paid.

0:31:310:31:32

Well, we'll soon find out, whether this rich treasure

0:31:320:31:35

of silver that the Blue Team plumped for is going to pay off or not.

0:31:350:31:39

And in case not, let's go and check out their bonus buy.

0:31:390:31:43

Right, Nick, Linda, excitement. You spent very well.

0:31:440:31:48

You spent 270. You gave your man £30.

0:31:480:31:52

Paul Laidlaw, what did you spend it on?

0:31:520:31:54

I spent it on, I'm sorry to say, MORE silver!

0:31:540:31:56

What is it with us and silver today?

0:31:560:31:59

-Ooh.

-There you go. Look at that.

0:31:590:32:01

-It's a pendant necklace, clearly.

-German.

0:32:010:32:03

Have you ever seen one like that?

0:32:030:32:05

The central element is an Imperial German Iron Cross.

0:32:050:32:08

-Ah.

-Oh, yeah.

0:32:080:32:09

After the Victoria Cross,

0:32:090:32:11

-is that the most famous gallantry award in the world?

-Of course!

0:32:110:32:15

-It's going to date to the 1914-18 war era.

-Wow.

0:32:150:32:19

And it was bought by some German soldier for his sweetheart or wife.

0:32:190:32:25

-Go on, how much did it cost?

-I blew the lot.

0:32:250:32:28

-It cost me £30.

-30 quid?

-But then you only had the £30.

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:32:280:32:32

Can you believe you can buy that for £30?

0:32:320:32:34

-I think you've done really well there.

-How would you value it?

0:32:340:32:37

-It's got to be worth £30-£50.

-Surely?

-It's got to be worth that.

0:32:370:32:39

You've got your prediction. It's an ace object, he says.

0:32:390:32:44

Why don't we find out right now

0:32:440:32:46

whether it gets the AWARD from our auctioneer today?

0:32:460:32:50

There you go, Charles.

0:32:520:32:53

This is a typical bit of bonus buying from the Laidlaw.

0:32:530:32:57

It's an object which obviously has emotion

0:32:570:32:59

because it captures obviously what, in current interests,

0:32:590:33:02

is from the First World War - but on the other side.

0:33:020:33:05

And the equivalent exists in the UK.

0:33:050:33:08

-So, I guess that's the same in Germany.

-Absolutely, Tim.

0:33:080:33:11

It's 800 standard, isn't it? So that is continental.

0:33:110:33:13

It's stamped 800, Tim.

0:33:130:33:14

I've never seen one before and it's a very interesting

0:33:140:33:18

keepsake which would have been retained within Germany and somehow

0:33:180:33:21

has come over here, perhaps with a relation.

0:33:210:33:24

So, what's your estimate, then?

0:33:240:33:25

It's an interesting object because the market for

0:33:250:33:28

militaria and regalia really is very buoyant at the moment.

0:33:280:33:31

We've put a guide price on of between 30 and 50.

0:33:310:33:33

-It could really motor.

-OK.

0:33:330:33:35

Well, Paul Laidlaw was only given £30 of leftover lolly.

0:33:350:33:38

He's blown the lot.

0:33:380:33:40

All £30 on it. He clearly rates it,

0:33:400:33:43

so it'll be interesting to see if the team go with it.

0:33:430:33:45

-Thank you, Charles.

-Tim, a pleasure.

-Brilliant stuff.

0:33:450:33:48

-Now, Helena and David, this is exciting, isn't it?

-It certainly is.

0:33:540:33:57

I think we have to be positive. All right, you spent £200.

0:33:570:34:00

You were brave, you were big, you were strong, you deserve to do well.

0:34:000:34:04

Your first item, which is the ewer, is coming up now.

0:34:040:34:07

Is a mid-to-late-Victorian copper and spelter overlaid ewer.

0:34:070:34:10

There we are. It's grotesque,

0:34:100:34:12

but that's a term of endearment. I haven't seen one before.

0:34:120:34:15

-I bid £20. That's my bid.

-Oh.

-On, come on. Come on!

0:34:150:34:18

20 I'm bid, but it is period. I'm asking five. Come on!

0:34:180:34:21

What an object! 20. I'll take 2. 22 I'm bid. I'm out. 5. 8. 30?

0:34:210:34:27

Are you sure, sir?

0:34:270:34:29

I'm asking 30.

0:34:290:34:30

-Oh-oh.

-Come on, internet.

0:34:300:34:32

-You're all out.

-Oh, no, I can't bear it.

0:34:320:34:35

£28.

0:34:350:34:38

I shall say, going, going, Oh, dear, gone.

0:34:380:34:42

OK, fine. That's 2 off 30. That's -72.

0:34:420:34:46

That's quite a big old wodge, that,

0:34:460:34:48

--72, but still we can claw it back.

-We will. Come on.

0:34:480:34:51

Let's claw it back with the sofa. Let's be positive.

0:34:510:34:54

Little silver sofa. It really is sweet, from 1907.

0:34:540:34:57

I'm bid, straight in I've a couple of commission birds,

0:34:570:35:01

I've got 22,

0:35:010:35:02

25, 28, 30, and 2, 5, 8, 42, 5...

0:35:020:35:06

-45, that's a bit more like it.

-..Bid me 50 now.

0:35:060:35:09

45. 50. Online, do I see 5 now?

0:35:090:35:12

55 rest of the world. Derbyshire 60?

0:35:120:35:15

-Come on.

-60, online? Do I see 5 now?

0:35:150:35:17

-Come on, Derbyshire.

-60, I'll come to the room first. £60?

-Go on.

0:35:170:35:20

£60 the lady on the second row. 5 online. 70?

0:35:200:35:24

-Yes. Yes. Come on. Come on.

-Online, 70?

0:35:240:35:27

-Are you sure?

-Oh, go on. Go on.

-Go on.

-Please?

-On the net £65.

0:35:270:35:30

-Come on.

-Mrs Cox, bid me 70, why not? 70 I'm bid.

-Oh, yes!

0:35:300:35:35

Five online now? Make a name, online. Come on, bid me a fiver.

0:35:350:35:38

-Go on!

-Or I sell at £70.

0:35:380:35:42

-And gone.

-Well done. Wiped its face. Very good.

0:35:420:35:46

Coming up for you now is a very, very nice Eastern box.

0:35:460:35:49

Full of charm. It's what we call "folk art".

0:35:490:35:52

Circa 1910 to 20, and I'm bid nothing. Please start me off.

0:35:520:35:57

Do I see £15? Surely £15?

0:35:570:36:00

15. How much? 5. £5.

0:36:000:36:03

Thanks for coming(!) Oh, well. Five pounds. Any more? Five pounds.

0:36:030:36:08

Thanks. Eight. Ten.

0:36:080:36:10

12. 15? She's out. £12.

0:36:100:36:12

-15. 18. 20. 2?

-He's on 22. Oh, come on.

0:36:120:36:17

-At £20. Gone.

-Oh.

-Sold it for £20.

0:36:170:36:22

Which is, I'm afraid, -£10.

0:36:220:36:24

-72 before. You're now -82

0:36:240:36:27

-Oh...

-So what are we going to do about the double cornucopia vase?

0:36:270:36:30

-We have to go for it.

-We have to go with it.

0:36:300:36:32

-Desperation.

-We're going with it now.

0:36:320:36:35

-It's our only hope. It's our only hope.

-Yes, we're going with that.

0:36:350:36:38

So, we're going with the double cornucopia?

0:36:380:36:40

-OK, are we going to do that?

-Yes.

-Yes.

-Are you happy? OK.

0:36:400:36:43

The decision is made.

0:36:430:36:44

And here it comes, the bonus buy. Here we go.

0:36:440:36:46

Wonderful late-Victorian, maybe Edwardian, double cornucopia vase.

0:36:460:36:51

I've got interest here. Straight in at £20. It's very unusual this.

0:36:510:36:55

-20. Bid me

-2. Go on.

0:36:550:36:57

20 I'm bid. What a fine object. 20 I'm only bid. Bid me 2 now.

0:36:570:37:01

-One more do I see?

-Why's it so low?

-Going once, going twice. All done.

0:37:010:37:05

Sold.

0:37:050:37:07

So it sold for £20.

0:37:080:37:10

Which means you're -£20, which means you are -102.

0:37:100:37:13

-Oh, my goodness.

-Oh, dear

0:37:130:37:15

You never know, that might be a winning score

0:37:150:37:17

so don't say a word to the Blues, all right?

0:37:170:37:19

-You've been so brave, you two.

-We have, haven't we?

-You have.

0:37:190:37:22

It must be the yoga.

0:37:220:37:23

-Are you happy?

-Yes. Absolutely.

-OK.

0:37:300:37:31

Well that's marvellous. I'm pleased to see you're happy.

0:37:310:37:34

-Have you chatted anything through with the Reds?

-Nothing at all.

0:37:340:37:37

OK, fine. Your first lot is coming up now. Here it comes.

0:37:370:37:40

Probably an inkwell or maybe a scent bottle. It has a dual purpose.

0:37:400:37:43

I got for commission bids. I can start this is at 160, 170,

0:37:430:37:50

-180, 190...

-Yes!

-..200, 210...

0:37:500:37:56

-Yes!

-..220 I'm bid.

0:37:560:37:57

Bid me 230.

0:37:570:37:59

230. 240. Online, bid me 250. I've got 260.

0:37:590:38:04

-Internet, bid me 270

-That's marvellous, isn't it?

0:38:040:38:08

-It's a warm feeling, isn't it?

-It's a very rare object.

0:38:080:38:10

We sell this lot, make no mistake, at £270, all done and gone.

0:38:100:38:17

-Yes, well done.

-Whoo-hoo!

-That is marvellous. That is +£90.

0:38:170:38:22

Nice work. Straight up and no worries.

0:38:220:38:25

Well done, Paul, that was a good spot.

0:38:250:38:28

Now, here we come with the buttons.

0:38:280:38:29

We have five wonderful, Edwardian, Arts and Crafts, silver buttons.

0:38:290:38:34

I've got 18, 20, 2, and 5, 25, 8 and 30. Bid me five.

0:38:340:38:39

35. 8. 40. Internet, 5 do I see?

0:38:390:38:43

-40. I'm asking 5 now. Online? You're out.

-Go, Charles.

0:38:430:38:48

-Go, Charles. Go, Charles.

-You're hovering.

0:38:480:38:50

Make no mistake, the lady is in at £40. Fair warning. Yes, we are.

0:38:500:38:56

-Oh, bad luck. That's -£5. So close.

-Close, but no cigar.

0:38:560:39:00

OK, here we go. Here comes the trinket box.

0:39:000:39:02

A very nice Edwardian

0:39:020:39:04

silver, importantly it's made by Mappin & Webb, 1906.

0:39:040:39:08

Bid me 40 now. It's solid silver. 45. 50. 50, I'm out.

0:39:080:39:12

I'm asking five now.

0:39:120:39:14

You're all right. You're all right.

0:39:140:39:16

5 I'll take. £50. 5 online.

0:39:160:39:18

5? Back in a sec, sir. 5. 60?

0:39:180:39:21

5 online. You're first, sir. 5? "No," he says. At £65.

0:39:210:39:26

Going, all done, at £65.

0:39:260:39:29

Selling. Yes, we are. Sold.

0:39:290:39:31

£65 is +£20. You had £90.

0:39:310:39:34

That's £110.

0:39:340:39:35

Less the £5 of losses is +105.

0:39:350:39:40

-Happy with that?

-Yeah.

-I have to say I do feel good.

0:39:400:39:43

-Thank you.

-That's pretty good, isn't it?

0:39:430:39:45

What are you going to do about the pendant? The Iron Cross?

0:39:450:39:47

-We've had a tip, trust in Paul.

-TIP, trust in Paul.

0:39:470:39:52

That's a very good by-line, isn't it?

0:39:520:39:55

Well, there we go. All right, you're going to do it?

0:39:550:39:57

-I think we should do it. Do you?

-I think we should go for it.

0:39:570:39:59

I hope that trust won't be misplaced. I'm sure it won't.

0:39:590:40:03

Anyway, that's your decision.

0:40:030:40:04

-Trust in Paul?

-Yes.

-That's your tip?

0:40:040:40:06

Everybody happy? Happy to go with the bonus buy.

0:40:060:40:09

Thank you very much and here it comes.

0:40:090:40:11

Interesting World War I silver enamelled Iron Cross pendant.

0:40:110:40:14

There we are. 18. The net's going wild. I've got 20, 2, 5, 30.

0:40:140:40:20

Online, bid me 5.

0:40:200:40:23

-5, 40.

-Yeah, look at this.

-Online 40. 5. 50. 5. 60.

-Paul Laidlaw.

0:40:230:40:31

No, the man on the aisle is in. I sell to you sir. I'm asking 60.

0:40:310:40:36

60, Miss Hornblower. I've got you. 60. 5? Look at me, sir,

0:40:360:40:41

one for the road.

0:40:410:40:43

5. 70. 5. Are you sure? Well, thank you ever so much, sir.

0:40:430:40:48

70 I'm bid. Do I see 5 now?

0:40:480:40:50

Fair warning. All done. I sell to a lady at £70. All out.

0:40:500:40:55

-£70. That's +£40.

-Well done you.

-A good team that.

0:40:550:41:00

-Well done.

-£40 profit. Well done, Paul Laidlaw.

0:41:000:41:03

I feel like awarding you the Iron Cross.

0:41:030:41:05

Anyway, perfect stuff.

0:41:070:41:09

That means overall you are +£145, which is folding money.

0:41:090:41:15

Don't say a word to the Reds

0:41:150:41:17

and everything will be revealed in a moment. Well done, team. Super.

0:41:170:41:21

-Well done, Paul. Thank you.

-Nice one. Yeah.

0:41:210:41:23

Well, well, well. This has been an amazing programme. Had fun?

0:41:300:41:35

I mean, AMAZING!

0:41:350:41:36

Talk about poles apart.

0:41:360:41:39

I cannot remember a programme

0:41:390:41:41

where the poles have been further separated.

0:41:410:41:45

And I'm afraid in the non-profit pole, the prize has to go today...

0:41:450:41:51

to the Red Team,

0:41:510:41:53

who've managed to lose £102.

0:41:530:41:56

-Oh-ho-ho... There's no point in rubbing it in, is there?

-No.

0:41:560:42:00

Pretty difficult to lose that amount of money.

0:42:000:42:03

Well, no, not on this programme it's not.

0:42:030:42:05

-We made it look easy.

-Not at all.

0:42:050:42:08

The closest you got to anything was a wiped face

0:42:080:42:10

and there's nothing shameful in that.

0:42:100:42:12

But apart from that, I see no point in picking over this corpse.

0:42:120:42:17

-It hurts.

-It doesn't really matter, does it?

-No.

0:42:170:42:19

It's a question of taking yourself,

0:42:190:42:21

-David, to another plane, right...

-Exactly.

0:42:210:42:24

..very successfully. And you had a good time, yes?

0:42:240:42:26

-Yes.

-Seriously, joking apart, we've loved having you on the show.

0:42:260:42:29

And thank you for coming. The victors today go home with £145!

0:42:290:42:34

-Yay!

-Oh, my goodness.

0:42:340:42:36

And that is why the poles are far apart on this programme today.

0:42:360:42:40

£145 is a phenomenal profit and well done.

0:42:400:42:43

-Did you enjoy it, Nick?

-Loved it.

-Yes?

0:42:430:42:45

Linda, what are you going to spend the money on?

0:42:450:42:47

Oh, it'll buy a few pints down the pub.

0:42:470:42:49

That's the RIGHT answer!

0:42:490:42:51

Anyway,

0:42:520:42:53

such fun. Join as soon for some more bargain-hunting. Yes?

0:42:530:42:56

ALL: Yes!

0:42:560:42:58

Europe's largest antiques fair - Newark - provides the hunting ground for Bargain Hunters in this episode.

Natasha Raskin and Paul Laidlaw offer their expert help to the red and the blue teams, who hope to make a profit at auction from their three items.

Tim Wonnacott, who has his ear to the ground at the fair, finds some unusual medical models.


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