Peterborough 31 Bargain Hunt


Peterborough 31

Antiques show. Tim Wonnacott heads to Peterborough, where amateur thespians and fly-fishing ladies go head to head to grab the best finds.


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Well, this is no music festival,

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although they call this a Festival of Antiques, here at Peterborough.

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I've got no tent, no Wellington boots and there's no music

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so why don't we just go Bargain Hunting?

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Yeah.

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Now, did you know that Holme Fen,

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six miles south of Peterborough,

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is the lowest point in Britain?

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It's nine feet below sea level.

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Now, on Bargain Hunt, we like all sorts of low things.

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We like low cunning, we like lowbrow humour

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and we like low prices.

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Let's take a quick squint at what's coming up.

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The Reds are ready for a fight...

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-Is it WWF?

-WWF? Isn't that the wrestling?

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It's the wrestling, isn't it? What am I trying to say, then?

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..and the Blues have something to carp about.

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Maybe we should just try and find you a fish.

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So, let's meet the teams.

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Well, well, well. On the show today, we have two teams of friends.

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For the Reds, we've got Lisa and Karen

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and for the Blues,

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we've got a double dose of Sues - Sue and Sue.

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Hello, everyone!

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-Hello.

-Hello.

-Hello.

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Now, Lisa, tell me, how did you two become friends?

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Well, I moved into a village called Oakley, in Bedfordshire.

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I was a mere ten years old.

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Whilst my parents were doing all the work in the house,

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they said, "Go and make friends."

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Walked up the road and this lady was the first lady I met

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and we have been friends ever since.

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-Isn't that nice?

-It's lovely.

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Now, you work as a legal operative with the county council, don't you?

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-Yes, I do, yes.

-Tell us about that work.

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Well, that work is child services orientated.

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I'm called an allocations officer.

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It's a serious job and it must be quite stressful.

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It is.

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It's quite emotional sometimes,

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-but then you get the good times as well so...

-Exactly.

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And to compensate for this, you're a bit of an actress.

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-Does it show? Yes, I am, yes.

-So, you do the am-drams, do you?

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Yes, I have done since I was ten years old.

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So, I've been in 45 musicals.

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-Have you?

-Yeah. And I'm directing one right now.

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-Now, Karen, you love a bit of performing too.

-I certainly do.

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And what sort of things do you get up to?

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I really started with amateur dramatics, like Lisa.

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We were in the same group for a long, long while

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and then I decided I'd like to have a go at being a pro.

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So, off I went to be a singer in Ibiza

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and I earned my Equity Card.

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-Yes. Oh, did you?

-Yeah, and then I went on from there.

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I'm now back with friends of mine and we do pantos

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and I actually got to play an ugly sister.

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-Oh, no, you didn't!

-Oh, yes, I did!

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THEY LAUGH

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You're not qualified for that. "Oh, yes, I am!" No, what fun.

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-Now, do you know anything about antiques?

-No.

-No. No?

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-Only what I've seen on Bargain Hunt.

-Oh, well, that'll be fine!

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You'll make millions!

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THEY LAUGH

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-OK, girls. Now, Sue...

-Yes.

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..you're going to tell us all about your flies, aren't you?

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Yes, I'm a fly-fisher.

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Tell us about fly-fishing, then. Your passion.

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Yes, I've been fly-fishing for about, ooh, gosh, 12 years now, I think,

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and got introduced to it by a friend when I had my breast cancer,

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-my second lot.

-Oh!

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Thought it would be very relaxing for me

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and then from there, I wanted to get into the competitive element of it.

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-Oh, right.

-I wanted to fish for England.

-Did you fish for England?

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-Oh, I did, yes.

-Oh, how lovely.

-Oh, yeah. That's why I met Sue.

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Sue was veteran of the England Ladies Fly-Fishing Team when I joined in 2002.

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-So, fly-fishing brought you together?

-Yes.

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It led us to set up an organisation called Casting For Recovery.

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It offers women who've had breast cancer or have breast cancer

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free weekend retreats, learn a new skill,

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get together, have counselling.

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-In a beautiful place.

-In a beautiful place, yeah.

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How wonderful. I'd never heard of that charity.

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-So, Sue...

-Yeah?

-..water plays a big part in your life,

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apart from the fishing, doesn't it?

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It certainly does, yes. It's actually my job.

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I work for a water audit company.

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We analyse water bills for companies -

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large and small companies -

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throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

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Thoroughly enjoy it.

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And prior to that, I was working on a fly-fishing magazine as well for 13 years.

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-Were you really?

-So, very much water-based.

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-You're also a whizz in the kitchen.

-I love cooking and baking.

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-Just really, really enjoy it.

-What do you like to cook, Sue?

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-Favourite dish is leg of lamb in redcurrant jelly.

-Oh, yes.

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-It's superb.

-Nice and pink, yes.

-It's absolutely lovely.

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Well, on that happy note,

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I think I better give you £300 as I'm feeling rather hungry.

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Anyway, there we go. £300. You know the rules.

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

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Gosh, what great teams we've got today.

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And our experts aren't too shabby either.

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Making sure the Reds don't go overboard is David Harper...

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..whilst the leading light for the Blues is Kate Bliss.

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Cor blimey! He's got those trousers on again.

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-So, you two have been friends all your lives.

-We have, yes.

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I just hope you're going to be friends in one hour's time!

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-Sue and Sue, how excited are you?

-I'm very excited.

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I can't believe I'm here, actually!

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-So, what are we going to look for?

-I like Art Nouveau stuff.

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-Love it. OK.

-I like figurines.

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OK, well, if we find an Art Nouveau figurine,

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that would be absolutely fantastic.

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-20th-century ceramics.

-Right.

-Glass, collectables.

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There's nothing like being with people who do their homework.

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Come on.

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-Indoors, we go. Come on.

-Oh, lovely.

-Oh, come on.

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Well, both teams know what they like.

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Let's see if they can find it because the shopping starts now.

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Straightaway, Kate's earning her stripes.

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The blue is the most common colour for Cornishware.

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You get it in green, you get it in yellow, but they chose blue.

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It's so-called Cornishware, actually.

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It's nothing to do with Cornwall, really,

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but the name comes from the colour - the blue and white -

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which makes you think of blue skies and blue sea.

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But actually, it's not made in Cornwall at all.

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It's by TG Green, which is Staffordshire.

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-So, that's got to be '30s, '50s.

-It's kind of OK.

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-It doesn't set the lights going.

-No, I can see.

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Not yet. No, it's not.

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-It's lovely.

-Yes.

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I'd love it in my kitchen,

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but whether or not it'd make a fortune, I don't know.

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Sounds like we ought to put it back and have a little think.

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Nice try, Kate, but I think these girls are looking for something a bit more up-market.

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The Reds fancied something decorative

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and already, their cup runneth over.

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Here we have something that is Art Nouveau.

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-So, Karen, have a grab of that.

-Looks like it's been hammered.

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-Hammered as in broken?

-No, not as in it's hammered.

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As in, for the Art Nouveau thing

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-cos it's like Arts and Crafts, isn't it?

-Exactly.

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Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau. It all sort of rolls into one, doesn't it?

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Because it's Art Nouveau in its style,

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with all the floral and kind of organic and...

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Yeah, and the lady holding the wreath, yeah.

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Yes, yeah, but it's Arts and Crafts in its manufacturing.

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In other words, it's completely handmade.

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Let's have a look. Who's it made by?

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-Dutch.

-'83 Cheapside. Well, that's London, isn't it?

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-Yeah, it was a London retailer.

-Retailer. OK.

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But it might be from Holland.

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-OK, so, it's...

-Oh, right.

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So, it's retailed London, made in Holland?

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It's a good looker. So, guess how much it is.

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I'm going to find out.

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You keep on guessing. Hang on.

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While David prices up one vessel,

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it looks like Kate and the Blues have sprung a Lalique.

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Of course, Lalique, very well-known for his glass mascots,

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but also bowls, little figures.

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Quite like the little boat, to be honest.

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Could we have a little look at this ship?

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Let's have a look, Sue.

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I'm just going to check that out.

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Yeah, so, we've got 'Lalique France' in script.

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-Actually, it's not particularly well done, well incised.

-Right.

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-And at £75...

-Bit too recent?

-Too recent, too pricey

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and if you said it's not been particularly well done either...

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-Yeah, I think we could do better than that.

-Yes, OK, fine.

-We'll pop that back, then.

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What would you pay for it?

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-Retail - about £80, I think.

-OK, yeah.

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Auction - I'd probably...

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-I don't know. I'd want to pay about £40 for it at auction.

-OK.

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-Ooh, you're a bit tight, aren't you?

-I am tight.

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I was saying £80 as well. I was in absolute agreement with that.

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OK, here's the dilemma for you, then. I've just spoken to the dealer

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and the absolute bottom price is £65.

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Take it or leave it.

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-I want it.

-Well, then, we'll go for it.

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I like it. I like the wanting. Karen, do you want it as well?

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-I do want it, yeah, so let's do it.

-Lisa, you want it.

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-I want it.

-65 quid - will you ever see another one?

-No.

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-I don't think so.

-Well, then, buy it.

-That's it. Sorted.

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-Brilliant.

-Thank you.

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-Cheers. Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

-Well done.

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First purchase and you've bought exactly what you set out to buy -

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Art Nouveau and a figure.

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-Hello!

-A figure.

-I know, it's got everything.

-Well done.

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Two for the price of one. Well done, Reds.

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Meanwhile, Kate's found something pretty in pink.

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-That's quite sweet.

-That's known as a little cabinet cup.

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Beautifully enamelled and wouldn't be made to be used.

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-What do you think of that?

-I quite like it. I think it's sweet.

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Yes, it's quite sweet.

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-This is the very early part of the 19th century.

-Right.

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Teaware - period teaware - is coming back into fashion

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because there is a fashion for throwing some vintage tea parties.

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-Right, OK.

-But I've just noticed, you've got some damage here.

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-Do you see that little...? It's known as a rivet.

-Yes.

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And there's a crack across the handle

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-and somebody's done an old repair.

-Oh, I see.

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I think it's quite nice cos it is an old repair.

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That was done quite some time ago,

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which is a real shame cos it's beautiful quality.

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Do you think that it's a saleable item?

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Collectors love this sort of thing

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and looking at the quality of that painting,

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a collector would go for that,

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-but the price has got to reflect the fact that it's been repaired.

-Yes, of course.

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That was going to be my next question, I think -

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whether there's a deal there.

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I notice you've got a little rivet repair.

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-But it's a nice repair.

-It is a nice repair.

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-I mean, it's a wonderful piece of porcelain.

-Mm.

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Some jewelling on it so it probably is Minton.

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-You think Minton? Yes.

-I think so, yes.

-It's got these little turquoise...

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Little bits of jewelling.

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-Oh, I didn't even spot those.

-I spotted those. Isn't that lovely?

-Very sweet.

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We've got to put it into auction,

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so what sort of thing could you do on the price for us?

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-£35.

-£35?

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The little jewels are wonderful quality.

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I love it, personally.

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Would you take £30 on it, please? Thank you.

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-Yes, OK.

-Thank you.

-It's my wife's, so I can say yes.

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ALL LAUGH

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-Wonderful.

-It's a deal.

-Thank you so much.

-Thank you very much.

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-TIM:

-Well negotiated, Blues. Just don't tell the missus.

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Now for something seriously old

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and I'm not talking about David Harper.

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-That's Song dynasty.

-Yeah.

-Qingbai.

-Yeah.

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-I can do that for £80.

-OK, there you go.

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So, Song dynasty and that is about 960 to 1200 in date.

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So, 100 years before the Battle of Hastings, that was made.

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-Hold it. Don't be afraid of it.

-Wow.

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It's actually translucent as well, if you want to look up at the light.

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SHE GASPS

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Even though it's 1,000 years old, it's not the rarest thing in the world and that's why it's 80 quid.

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-Shouldn't it be thousands of pounds if it's that old?

-Well, it should be.

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This is going to a general sale and let's be honest,

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-most people in that sale won't know that's 1,000 years old.

-No.

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They'd never believe it.

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The gentleman's right. It is Song dynasty.

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Are you risk-takers? That's the question.

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-You are, I'm not.

-Yeah, I am a bit of a risk-taker.

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I love it, but if it's not the right sale...

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Oh, I can absolutely...

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I've got to tell you, it's not the right sale

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and you will be taking a big chance

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because if they don't understand it, it'll make 10 quid.

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-Really? Oh, well...

-If they don't understand it.

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-I would rather it went to the right person at the right sale.

-Yeah.

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It's probably good advice.

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-TIM:

-Good call, team. Now, what's the time?

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Ooh, it's dinnertime!

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If you're a keen collector of things connected to the dining table,

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you might consider making a collection of these fellows.

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This one is a classic.

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It's got a castellated form of milling around the edge

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and according to the label, it was made in Birmingham in 1926

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and it would cost you £22,

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which is not a lot of money for solid silver.

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Now, the French had this cracked in spades

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because they came up with little devices like that,

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relatively cheaply made out of bent metal,

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but with some teeth, look, that will grip the edge of a napkin

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and you'd then introduce that into your buttonhole in your shirt

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and that napkin is never going to shift.

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And were you to want to add this

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to your collection of napkin accessories,

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that fellow would cost you £6.

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But the prize for me is this serviette ring.

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It's oval, look.

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And if I take the napkin

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and introduce it into that oval-shaped napkin holder,

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you see, flat, it sits, perfectly neat and nicely.

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Now, if I take it out, you'll spot, in the top, an unusual piercing

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and if I hinge it like that,

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it morphs from being an oval into a form of hook.

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If you take your napkin

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and you put one edge of it into the serrated bit

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and give it a good yank so that it sits nice and snug,

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spread out the serviette like that

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and you can then hook it into the top of your waistcoat.

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It's got stamped on the back 'Prov. Patent',

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which stands for 'Provisional Patent'

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and underneath that, we've got the numeral five.

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That number five means that there were at least five or six

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of these serviette rings

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so that when you went to visit your great-aunt Agatha

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and you were staying for two or three days,

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she didn't want to have to give you a fresh serviette for every meal.

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So, at the first meal, you'd have your serviette,

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she'd give you a ring and she'd say, "Remember, you're number five."

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Well, that's dining room etiquette for you circa 1910.

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Were you to sell it to a serviette aficionado,

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you'd find you could get maybe as much as £50-£70.

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But here, in Peterborough, outside on one of the stalls,

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milliseconds ago, it could have been yours for £6.

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Yum, yum!

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Now, let's cast our minds back to Kate and those Blues.

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Tell me about your fishing, ladies,

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cos I would have thought it'd be quite nice

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to find something to do with your fishing interest

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cos you're both amazing fly-fisherwomen, aren't you?

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Yes, but there's a difficulty there

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cos, of course, antique rods are lovely,

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but not very collectable because, see, it's difficult to display them.

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Reels are more collectable,

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but you really have to know what you're doing

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and fortunately, Sue and I haven't been around that long

0:15:230:15:26

that we would...that we would know!

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Maybe we should just try and find you a fish.

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Oh, a fish would be great.

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-Let's find a fish.

-A fish would be good.

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Yes, hurry up, Blues. Don't take too long to mull it over.

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-Do you recognise that design there?

-Poole Pottery.

-Poole Pottery.

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-You watch the show every day.

-I do!

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THEY LAUGH

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-Look at the vibrant colours.

-I know. I love it.

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But it has a restrictive price. You've got to remember that.

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It's never going to take off and make you a fortune.

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-Do you see what I mean?

-OK.

-Cos we all know what it's worth.

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So, for auction, it's best to try and find something

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that no-one really can value.

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Hang on a minute, the Blues are up to something fishy.

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Ladies, look at this. This is just up your street.

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-It is, isn't it?

-What sort of fish are they, do you think? Carp?

0:16:070:16:10

They've got no adipose fin so they're not...

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What's an adipose fin?

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It's an extra fin that game fish have so we know they're not game fish.

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It looks a little bit more like a catfish.

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-Yeah, maybe koi carp, though.

-Yeah, maybe.

-Do you think?

-Yeah.

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Well, now I've learnt about the fish,

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I can tell you about the silver

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because this is absolutely beautiful quality.

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-Yes.

-It is by Asprey's.

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It's a ladies compact, but, I'm really sorry, ladies,

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to dangle the carrot because this has a price tag of £495.

0:16:350:16:40

Oh, my goodness me.

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Never mind, girls. It was the one that got away, eh?

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And it looks like the Reds are getting all watery-eyed too.

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It looks like it could be coral or something like that

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-or something from under the sea.

-Oh, right. It does.

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-It has that look, doesn't it, yeah? Lisa, what do you think?

-I like it.

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And where do you think it comes from?

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I would say it looks very Japanese to me.

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-Well, it's definitely oriental, isn't it?

-Yes, definitely.

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-There's no doubt about it.

-Well, I'm glad you picked it up.

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Let's have a look. So, we've got depicting there...

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-Are they cranes?

-They kind of look like cranes.

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-They've got very long legs, haven't they?

-Yeah.

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Then we've got deer on the base there.

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Both quite important creatures

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in particularly Chinese culture or mythology -

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-the crane representing long life.

-Right.

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Now, I don't need to scratch it, but if I scratch that base,

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I'll be able to cut into it like soap.

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-Oh!

-Yeah, so, it's soapstone.

-Oh, no.

-Amazing.

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So, it's a soft stone, which is very, very easy to carve.

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Dating probably to early 20th century.

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-The kind of thing that we might have brought back from Hong Kong.

-Right.

-Right.

0:17:430:17:47

I think it's lovely. There's an awful lot going on there.

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-What do you think?

-What's your trade price for us?

0:17:490:17:52

-I'll take £15 off, bring it down to £70.

-70 quid.

0:17:520:17:55

Oh, I can sense something coming here.

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Could you do £60?

0:18:010:18:02

-I'll do £65 and then that's good.

-Yeah. Thank you.

-Pleasure.

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-Blowing a kiss - does that mean we've done the deal?

-It does.

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-TIM:

-The Reds are in perfect harmony.

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Now, can Kate work her charm on those Blues?

0:18:110:18:14

What's that? Oh, it's quite scratched.

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It is quite scratched.

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It's quite nicely done, though,

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when you look at it close up, but...tulips.

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I'm looking for a manufacturer's mark, OK,

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and I can't see anything at all.

0:18:280:18:31

Well, brilliant. Tell me about this.

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It's Czechoslovakian Art Deco, obviously.

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-Is it marked?

-No, it isn't, no.

-And its '30s?

-Yes, 1930s.

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-Czechoslovakian?

-Yes.

-It's actually quite nice quality.

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There's quite a lot of detail there, isn't there?

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-What's the best you could do on that for us?

-About £80.

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-Hmm.

-Not good?

-No.

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I think we'd need it a little bit less than that.

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I'm going to be really cheeky and feel free to say no,

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-but I'm going to offer you £40.

-No.

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THEY LAUGH

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Sorry.

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-What's your absolute...?

-Just let me find out.

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All right, thank you.

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What do you think, girls, while he goes and has a little think?

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I quite like...

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I'm worried about the scratching and the fact it's not marked.

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I think if we can get it for the right price,

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-then we stand a half-decent chance.

-Do you think it'll sell?

0:19:200:19:23

I do think it'll sell, yes. It's a lovely, decorative piece.

0:19:230:19:27

It's certainly that Art Nouveau sort of style.

0:19:270:19:32

£70.

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We'd need it a little bit less than that, wouldn't we, girls?

0:19:340:19:37

-No, I'm not confident on £70.

-No. OK, right, thank you very much, sir.

0:19:370:19:41

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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-TIM:

-Not exactly bowled over, then, girls?

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-Wow.

-OK. Well, come on, then.

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-Art Nouveau.

-Yeah.

0:19:530:19:55

-Is it WWF?

-WWF? Isn't that the wrestling?

0:19:550:19:58

It's the wrestling, isn't it? What am I trying to say, then?

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(I think she's trying to say WMF.)

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-WMF.

-WMF.

-Yeah.

0:20:040:20:06

-Spin it over. Ooh! Ooh! Ooh, hello.

-Ooh!

-What does that say?

0:20:060:20:11

Have we got one there?

0:20:110:20:12

"World Wrestling Federation."

0:20:140:20:16

-You're right, yeah! She was right.

-No.

-Yeah.

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It's another maker. Etain. Etain fin.

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-Cos WMF are the famous German maker, aren't they?

-I know that, yeah.

0:20:220:20:26

I think the casting is OK, but it's not WMF quality.

0:20:260:20:29

Do we need to look at the price, see how much they're asking?

0:20:290:20:32

-I know the price.

-OK, how much is it?

-£138.

-£138.

0:20:320:20:35

That seems quite a bit, doesn't it?

0:20:350:20:37

-I haven't got a feeling about this.

-No, no. No gut reaction.

0:20:370:20:40

It is lovely, but we've got to win. We have to win.

0:20:400:20:44

-We're far too competitive not to win.

-OK, all right.

-Thank you.

0:20:440:20:47

Yes! That's the spirit!

0:20:470:20:49

But the clock is ticking, as Kate has noticed.

0:20:490:20:52

-A travel alarm clock.

-A little travelling clock, yes.

0:20:520:20:56

You can see it's got a winding mechanism on the back here

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and quite clearly made in France.

0:21:010:21:03

Depose, which means 'made' in French.

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It's a 30-hour movement so you do have to wind it up every 30 hours,

0:21:050:21:10

but it's, what I think, something really stylish.

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The black enamelling is also in really good condition.

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You haven't got any bad scratches or chips there.

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It's very geometric in style.

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It's very '30s, very Art Deco,

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but it's got a little case here, which...

0:21:240:21:27

..it does fit quite snugly in there,

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which would suggest it's the original case.

0:21:310:21:34

There. Look at that. And the case has obviously seen better days,

0:21:340:21:36

but in some ways, that's quite good.

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It shows it's a period clock.

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It's also protected the clock really well.

0:21:400:21:43

-I like it.

-Yeah, I like it.

0:21:430:21:45

-We disagree on a lot, but we like this.

-But you agree on this?

-We like this.

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Maybe if we ask the stallholder if we take the dish as well -

0:21:480:21:52

the lovely opalescent dish with the tulips on -

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whether he might do us a fantastic deal if we took the two.

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-Yes.

-OK.

-It's got to be worth a shot, hasn't it? Yes?

0:21:580:22:01

Ooh, sneaky, Kate!

0:22:010:22:03

I'm just thinking if the gentleman could do a super deal...

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Well, if you had both, we could do £120 for both.

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-The plate and the clock?

-They're quite concerned about the scratching on the plate.

0:22:110:22:14

-Yes.

-The condition of it.

-It's been used, hasn't it?

0:22:140:22:17

It is the scratching. It's the only bit that's worrying us.

0:22:170:22:19

What about a flat £100 cash and we'll take the two?

0:22:190:22:22

-Go on, then.

-Yes?

0:22:230:22:24

-I love both. Yes.

-Are you sure?

-Yes, absolutely fine with that.

0:22:240:22:27

-Yeah, absolutely.

-Thank you very much.

0:22:270:22:30

-TIM:

-Double whammy! Well done, girls.

0:22:300:22:33

Now, those Reds have just one item still to buy

0:22:330:22:36

and there's still just five minutes left on the clock.

0:22:360:22:39

Time to start thinking outside the box.

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-Look at the box.

-Oh, have a look at the box.

0:22:420:22:44

-Ooh, well, this is...

-Yes.

-..real territory.

0:22:440:22:47

-Yeah, it's got dovetails, look.

-Yeah, big, thick, chunky dovetails.

0:22:470:22:51

-Yeah, and it looks like a cast lock as well, doesn't it?

-Yeah.

0:22:510:22:56

-Sloping front, what looks like the original hinges.

-I love it.

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So, it's made from oak, yeah? And feel it.

0:23:000:23:03

-Rub your hand along there.

-I know.

0:23:030:23:04

-Can you feel the ridges?

-Yes.

0:23:040:23:06

-That's a hand-cut chunk of oak that's been hand-finished.

-Right.

0:23:060:23:10

Look at the hinges.

0:23:100:23:11

-Look how they're fixed...

-I know. It's lovely.

0:23:110:23:13

..onto the case, all with hand-forged clout nails.

0:23:130:23:17

-Can I...?

-Yeah, you have a look.

-It's that lock.

0:23:170:23:20

The inscription plate is much later than the box.

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That is an 18th-century plate.

0:23:230:23:26

So, if that's much later than the box and that's 18th-century,

0:23:260:23:29

how old do you think the box is?

0:23:290:23:30

-17th century.

-17th century, yeah. Could be English Civil War period.

0:23:320:23:36

It was made to carry something quite specific.

0:23:360:23:39

-Bibles?

-Yes.

-Is that it?

-It's a Bible box.

-Oh!

0:23:390:23:43

-I'm sorry. I said it completely over-the-top.

-Brilliant.

0:23:430:23:46

That's fantastic, isn't it?

0:23:460:23:47

But it would carry one great, big Family Bible.

0:23:470:23:50

So, there you have it. That's the real thing.

0:23:500:23:52

That's a real antique. 200 quid.

0:23:520:23:56

-SELLER:

-I'll take £170.

0:23:560:23:58

It's worth it if you wanted to take it home,

0:24:000:24:02

but for an auction general, you might be in a loss situation.

0:24:020:24:07

You're twisting my arm to £160.

0:24:070:24:09

£160?

0:24:090:24:12

-Gut feeling - definite.

-Yeah?

-Yeah, definite.

0:24:120:24:15

-Shall we do it?

-Yeah, we'll do it.

-Yeah?

-We'll do it, yeah.

-OK, OK.

0:24:150:24:19

-Right. We're going to do it.

-So, you're going to leave me what?

0:24:190:24:22

-£10.

-£10.

-Thanks for that.

0:24:220:24:25

-Is that all right?

-Yeah, it's great.

0:24:250:24:27

THEY LAUGH

0:24:270:24:29

Taxi! Time's up! Let's check out what the Red team bought, eh?

0:24:300:24:34

Ooh, here's another.

0:24:340:24:35

They communally decided on an Art Nouveau chalice for £65.

0:24:380:24:42

Bless them.

0:24:420:24:43

Then they went all soft over a soapstone carving for £65.

0:24:440:24:49

Holy Moses!

0:24:490:24:50

And finally, they closed the deal on a 17th-century Bible box for £160.

0:24:510:24:57

Say your prayers!

0:24:570:24:58

-Now, girls...

-Yes.

-..how lovely was that?

0:24:580:25:01

-Awesome.

-Was it awesome?

0:25:010:25:02

-Brilliant fun.

-How much did you spend, you two?

0:25:020:25:04

-BOTH: £290.

-That's what I heard.

0:25:040:25:08

-That's a good number, isn't it? £290. Risk all.

-Oh, absolutely.

0:25:080:25:12

He who dares wins!

0:25:120:25:14

OK, fine. Now, you spent £290. We like the sound of that.

0:25:140:25:18

Which is your favourite piece, Lise?

0:25:180:25:20

-It's the Bible box.

-The Bible box is your favourite.

0:25:200:25:22

-You get something spiritual from it, right?

-We did, yeah.

-Yes.

0:25:220:25:25

-Which is your favourite bit?

-My favourite bit is also the box.

0:25:250:25:29

-Oh, that's nice. Boxing clever, you are today.

-And mine.

0:25:290:25:32

-And yours?

-Yeah. Well, we're a team, aren't we?

0:25:320:25:35

-You're not supposed to have a favourite.

-Aren't I?

0:25:350:25:37

-You're supposed to love me more than anybody else.

-You know I love you.

0:25:370:25:40

-Goes without saying.

-OK, now, that's your prediction.

0:25:400:25:42

Which piece is going to bring the biggest profit?

0:25:420:25:44

-It's got to be the goblet.

-The goblet.

0:25:440:25:46

-Do you agree with the goblet?

-The goblet.

0:25:460:25:48

-Do you agree with the goblet?

-I'm a team member.

0:25:480:25:51

-You're just...

-I'm with the goblet, yeah.

0:25:510:25:53

..you're just so agreeable.

0:25:530:25:55

THEY LAUGH

0:25:550:25:58

What a bunch of creeps. No!

0:25:580:26:00

THEY LAUGH

0:26:000:26:01

Anyway, super. So, that means I'd like £10 of leftover lolly, please.

0:26:010:26:06

-Yeah.

-Oh, OK.

-All right.

0:26:060:26:08

-What do you mean OK?

-There you are.

-There we go.

0:26:080:26:10

It's not so OK.

0:26:100:26:11

He's got to go and spend it profitably now.

0:26:110:26:13

-Yeah, thanks a lot!

-Sorry.

-That's all right.

0:26:130:26:15

-It's meant to be team play and I'm left with a tenner!

-Exactly.

0:26:150:26:18

Should be enough for a couple of pairs of trousers, anyway.

0:26:180:26:20

THEY LAUGH

0:26:200:26:22

How dare you!

0:26:220:26:23

Anyway, very good luck.

0:26:240:26:26

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

0:26:260:26:29

First, they were drawn to a hand-painted,

0:26:310:26:33

19th-century bone china coffee cup and a saucer for £30.

0:26:330:26:37

Cheers!

0:26:370:26:38

They scooped up an Art Deco moulded glass dish for £60...

0:26:380:26:44

..together with a French Art Deco travel clock for £40.

0:26:450:26:49

-Well, girls, that was great, wasn't it?

-Yes, it was. Good fun.

0:26:490:26:52

-Which is your favourite item?

-The clock. The travel clock.

0:26:520:26:55

-Would you agree with that?

-I'd agree with that. I really like the clock.

0:26:550:26:58

-It chimes for you, does it?

-Yes, it does, actually.

-Good.

0:26:580:27:01

-And is it going to bring the biggest profit?

-No.

-No?

0:27:010:27:04

I think the cabinet cup and saucer is going to bring the biggest profit.

0:27:040:27:07

-And you agree with that, Sue?

-Yeah, think it will do.

-Because of the price we got it at.

0:27:070:27:11

-And how much did you spend?

-£130.

-£130.

0:27:110:27:14

I'd like £170 of leftover lolly, please.

0:27:140:27:18

Thank you, Sue II. That's very nice.

0:27:180:27:20

That is a jolly nice sum of money to give to my old friend, my old mate, my old mucker.

0:27:200:27:24

-What are you going to spend it on?

-I have got a little inkling.

0:27:240:27:28

It could just depend on the price.

0:27:280:27:30

-Does it? As ever.

-As ever.

-Cautious Kate.

0:27:300:27:33

THEY LAUGH

0:27:330:27:35

Anyway, good luck, teams and good luck, Kate.

0:27:350:27:38

Now let's find out what our auctioneer makes of the teams' buys.

0:27:380:27:41

Can you imagine a bigger thrill

0:27:430:27:45

than popping from Peterborough to Lichfield

0:27:450:27:48

to be at Richard Winterton's with Richard Winterton himself?

0:27:480:27:52

Richard, good morning.

0:27:520:27:53

Good morning to you and it's beautiful here in Lichfield.

0:27:530:27:56

Isn't it just? And we've got some splendid objects,

0:27:560:27:58

which kicks off with a polished pewter chalice, I suppose.

0:27:580:28:03

-Do you like it?

-I personally don't,

0:28:030:28:05

but these chalices are starting up a bit of a following

0:28:050:28:08

and we've had quite a success with chalices lately.

0:28:080:28:10

-Doesn't do anything for me, but I can see...

-How much?

0:28:100:28:12

We've gone £70-£90.

0:28:120:28:14

-You are a marvellous man. £65 paid.

-OK.

0:28:140:28:17

That's absolutely splendido.

0:28:170:28:19

Then, next door, we've got the classic

0:28:190:28:22

in brand-new Chinese works of art.

0:28:220:28:24

This is a piece of white soapstone sitting on a green soapstone base.

0:28:240:28:29

-Churned out, yes?

-Yes.

0:28:290:28:31

-Container load came over, no doubt.

-Yeah.

0:28:310:28:34

So, how much for this particular lump?

0:28:340:28:36

£30-£40.

0:28:360:28:37

-£30-£40 - brilliant. £65 paid.

-OK.

0:28:370:28:40

And then we move from the ridiculous to the sublime,

0:28:400:28:44

which is this very nice, 17th-century oak Bible box.

0:28:440:28:47

I love it.

0:28:470:28:48

-We're rather more comfortable on this territory, aren't we?

-Yes, I love it.

0:28:480:28:51

Plank construction, but right as rain. Worth how much?

0:28:510:28:56

We've gone £120-£150 on it.

0:28:560:28:58

OK, £160 paid, which it could easily make.

0:28:580:29:01

It could. It could well do. They paid a lot of money for it.

0:29:010:29:04

I'm not surprised. I think it's fab.

0:29:040:29:05

I wish the younger generation or whatever start to collect this sort of thing.

0:29:050:29:09

They're more interested in the '70s sort of stuff at the moment,

0:29:090:29:12

-but I think that's beautiful.

-Good.

0:29:120:29:13

Well, with a bit of luck, they'll make a wee profit on that.

0:29:130:29:16

They'll make a wee profit on maybe all of it,

0:29:160:29:19

but in case not, let's have a look at their bonus buy.

0:29:190:29:22

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

-Yeah.

0:29:230:29:26

You naughtily spent £290.

0:29:260:29:29

-I'm so proud of you...

-Yes, we did.

-..and gave our man Dave £10.

0:29:290:29:33

-David...

-OK.

-..what did you spend it on?

0:29:330:29:35

I blew the lot.

0:29:350:29:37

-Ooh!

-Ooh!

0:29:370:29:39

Now, you ladies strike me as a pair of girls

0:29:390:29:42

who would like to participate in a little snuff every now and then.

0:29:420:29:46

SHE LAUGHS

0:29:460:29:48

-Steady!

-I don't know what you mean.

0:29:480:29:50

-Open the box.

-And have a look inside.

0:29:500:29:52

19th-century, 1880 - probably something like that.

0:29:520:29:55

More than likely for a lady.

0:29:550:29:57

It's papier-mache with lovely mother-of-pearl inlay there.

0:29:570:30:00

Quite possibly French.

0:30:000:30:02

It's a mass-produced thing, there's no doubt about it.

0:30:020:30:05

It isn't screaming quality, but it's fantastically charming.

0:30:050:30:08

I mean, it's badly rubbed, isn't it? But it's been loved.

0:30:080:30:11

-It's been used, Tim.

-It's called pre-owned, actually.

0:30:110:30:14

No, seriously, he spent £10. There is one question to ask him.

0:30:140:30:17

How much do you think that will go for?

0:30:170:30:19

£10-£20. Might make £25.

0:30:190:30:22

-So, we might get a coffee and a muffin with that?

-Yes, exactly.

0:30:220:30:25

You're not going on holiday with it.

0:30:250:30:27

Why don't we find out what the auctioneer thinks about Dave's snuffbox?

0:30:270:30:30

So, Richard, if you've only got £10 left

0:30:310:30:34

to go shopping for a bonus buy with, that is what you come up with.

0:30:340:30:37

-Right.

-Tatty?

0:30:370:30:39

A bit. It's got a bit of work to it. You know, people do like these.

0:30:390:30:43

-Character?

-It's got that.

0:30:430:30:45

It's a bit weak, as snuffboxes go and it's a bit scuffed.

0:30:450:30:49

We've gone with no guide so...

0:30:490:30:51

-That means it could make anything.

-Make anything.

0:30:510:30:53

-£5? £10?

-Could do.

-Could do.

0:30:530:30:55

OK, fine. Well, as only £10 were spent,

0:30:550:30:58

no great sweat there.

0:30:580:31:00

Anyway, thank you, Richard. That's it for the Reds.

0:31:000:31:02

Now for the Blues and their first item is this teacup and saucer.

0:31:020:31:07

Lovely pink Sevres-looking colour scheme.

0:31:070:31:11

-Is it a desirable object?

-This is perfect to the items

0:31:110:31:13

which are really not in favour at the moment.

0:31:130:31:15

You know, we've gone £20-£30 on it, but it would have been,

0:31:150:31:18

what, £80, £90, £100 give it sort of seven or eight years ago.

0:31:180:31:22

-Now, unless you've been left it by dear old...

-Gran.

0:31:220:31:25

..Gran, then you'd be wanting to keep it as special,

0:31:250:31:28

but I don't think people would go out and buy it these days.

0:31:280:31:31

Particularly if Gran had left you a house with it.

0:31:310:31:33

It'd be great, wouldn't it?

0:31:330:31:35

If she left you the house, you'd look after the teacup, wouldn't you?

0:31:350:31:38

But if all that came out of the will was,

0:31:380:31:40

"I do give and bequeath my pink teacup and saucer,"

0:31:400:31:44

you might not be so fast.

0:31:440:31:46

-You wouldn't be chuffed, would you?

-No. OK.

0:31:460:31:48

Anyway, £20-£30 is your estimate.

0:31:480:31:50

-£30 is what Kate paid, so we're not a million miles apart.

-OK.

0:31:500:31:55

Next up is the Lalique-looking

0:31:550:31:58

opalescent glass moulded dish with tulips.

0:31:580:32:02

-How did you rate that?

-It's the sort of thing that really would have been popular,

0:32:020:32:06

you know, a few years ago.

0:32:060:32:08

It's just a bit off the boil at the moment and that's a bit scratched.

0:32:080:32:11

-It's a bit tired-looking, isn't it?

-Mm.

0:32:110:32:13

Yeah, well, we've gone £50-£60 on it so...

0:32:130:32:15

-Don't worry. £60 was paid.

-OK.

-So that's not too bad.

-Yeah, OK.

0:32:150:32:19

And then moving on to the Art Deco travelling timepiece,

0:32:190:32:23

-how do you rate that?

-I like this.

0:32:230:32:24

These are always popular and in the saleroom,

0:32:240:32:26

-there's going to be quite a few hands going for this one.

-You reckon?

0:32:260:32:30

Yeah, I quite like that, yeah.

0:32:300:32:31

We've gone £30-£40 on it. It should make that.

0:32:310:32:33

-Good. £40 paid.

-Yeah, it's OK, yeah.

0:32:330:32:36

So, all-round, we should have a few wiped faces, shouldn't we?

0:32:360:32:38

-We should.

-But in case not, they'll need the bonus buy

0:32:380:32:41

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

0:32:410:32:42

So, Sue, Sue, £170 of leftover lolly was entrusted to Kate.

0:32:430:32:50

-Kate, what did you spend?

-Are you ready, ladies?

-Go on.

-This!

0:32:500:32:55

So, this is a pig pincushion.

0:32:550:32:58

It's Edwardian in date.

0:32:580:33:00

In fact, we've got a very clear silver hallmark

0:33:000:33:03

just on the side here.

0:33:030:33:05

So, it dates to 1906.

0:33:050:33:07

It's by quite a well-known maker - Adie & Lovekin -

0:33:070:33:11

who were known for making small little commercial silver pieces

0:33:110:33:15

and I think he's rather nice.

0:33:150:33:17

I think he's lovely. That's beautiful.

0:33:170:33:19

What do you think, Sue?

0:33:190:33:20

I like him, but I need to know how much he's going to cost.

0:33:200:33:25

OK, well, he cost me £160.

0:33:250:33:29

-Well, that's a lot of bacon.

-Sharp intake of breath.

0:33:290:33:33

I've seen these going for anything from £120 to towards £200.

0:33:330:33:38

-So, that is a pretty fair price.

-Yes, £160.

0:33:380:33:42

-Gosh!

-And what do we think? I don't know.

0:33:420:33:45

Well, you don't have to choose right now, girls.

0:33:450:33:47

What you do is to pick later after the sale of your first three items.

0:33:470:33:51

But right now, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks

0:33:510:33:54

about Kate's little piggy.

0:33:540:33:55

-OK, hold onto your trotters.

-OK. These are really popular.

0:33:560:34:00

As pincushions go, it's a good example.

0:34:000:34:03

It's great, it's a good bit of fun and they are collectable.

0:34:030:34:06

There are collectors out there so it should sell pretty good.

0:34:060:34:09

We've got £100-£120 on it. It should get to there.

0:34:090:34:12

OK, fine. Well, I'm afraid Kate's paid the full whack.

0:34:120:34:15

She's paid £160.

0:34:150:34:17

Does it stand any chance of making £160?

0:34:170:34:19

-I think we'll be struggling. I really do.

-OK, fine.

0:34:190:34:22

Well, in the end, the team won't go for it.

0:34:220:34:24

-Still, you're in good voice?

-Yes, looking forward to it.

0:34:240:34:27

So are we. Thank you, Richard.

0:34:270:34:29

£10, I'm bid.

0:34:300:34:31

£10 right away. At £10. £10, I'm bid.

0:34:310:34:34

Now, children - Lisa, Karen - how are you feeling?

0:34:340:34:37

-Nervous.

-Are you?

-Yeah.

-Why?

-Cos I'm excited.

0:34:370:34:41

Is it rather like your first day at school

0:34:410:34:44

when you went off together as nine-year-olds

0:34:440:34:47

or whatever it was when your friendship started?

0:34:470:34:50

-Yeah.

-Yes.

-Aw.

0:34:500:34:51

So, you've got your Art Nouveau polished pewter chalice,

0:34:510:34:55

which you paid £65 for, which the auctioneer thinks is F-A-B

0:34:550:35:00

-and he has put £70-£90 on it.

-Very good. Excellent.

0:35:000:35:04

Your polished pewter chalice and here it comes.

0:35:040:35:07

We have the chalice now. £20, I'm bid.

0:35:070:35:09

At £25. £30. £35. £40. £45. £50.

0:35:090:35:14

£50, I'm bid on the book. At £50.

0:35:140:35:17

At £50. The room's out at £50. Internet out at £50.

0:35:170:35:20

-Come on!

-All done? Sold at £50.

0:35:200:35:23

-Oh, dear.

-Ouch!

-Bad luck.

-OK.

0:35:230:35:27

I sent up a prayer for that and it didn't work. Minus £15.

0:35:270:35:31

883, we go to. £20, I'm bid. £25.

0:35:310:35:35

-£30 bid.

-Go on.

-£30, I'm bid on the book.

0:35:350:35:38

At £30. At £30. At £30.

0:35:380:35:41

I'm bid at £30.

0:35:410:35:43

Internet's out, room is out. £30 here.

0:35:430:35:46

All done. Sold at £30.

0:35:460:35:49

-Ouch!

-Minus £35.

0:35:500:35:52

Sorry about that, team. Say your prayers for this.

0:35:520:35:55

The Bible box now. £90, I'm bid. At £90. £100.

0:35:550:35:59

-£110, madam?

-Go on.

-£110.

0:35:590:36:01

£120. £130. £140.

0:36:010:36:04

£140 by the door. £140. Everyone else out?

0:36:040:36:08

Sold at £140.

0:36:080:36:12

Dear, oh, dear, oh, dear.

0:36:120:36:13

That's minus £20, which means, overall, you're minus £70 for it.

0:36:130:36:17

-Well, you punted, didn't you? You spent the £290.

-Yes.

0:36:190:36:21

You were very brave. You spent nearly all your money.

0:36:210:36:25

Anyway, there we are. You're minus £70.

0:36:250:36:27

-What are you going to do? Go with the snuffbox?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

0:36:270:36:30

It's going to have to do terribly well to get you out of the...

0:36:300:36:33

-Miracle.

-..out of the poo-poo, frankly.

0:36:330:36:35

-I believe in miracles.

-# I believe in miracles! #

0:36:350:36:39

-Oh, no, maybe not. Anyway, are you happy with this?

-Yes.

0:36:390:36:41

You're not really, but aren't they sporting, our girls?

0:36:410:36:44

-They're brilliant.

-There we are.

-Come on.

0:36:440:36:46

-Don't let any adversity drive you down, right?

-No, never.

0:36:460:36:49

-You're not going to do that, are you, girls?

-No.

-No.

0:36:490:36:51

-You'll rise up above it, will you?

-Yeah.

-OK, fine. I love it.

0:36:510:36:54

OK, you're going with the bonus buy.

0:36:540:36:56

-Here it comes.

-Go on!

0:36:560:36:57

Little pocket snuffbox now. There it is. Nothing on my book.

0:36:570:37:00

Start me off, then.

0:37:000:37:01

£10. £10. £5. Start you off. Away you go.

0:37:010:37:04

-Go on!

-£2 to start me. £2. £3. £4.

-Go on!

0:37:040:37:09

-£5. £6.

-Go on!

-Go on!

-£7.

0:37:090:37:13

£7 right in there. £8. £10.

0:37:130:37:17

£12. £14. £16.

0:37:170:37:22

-David Harper...

-£18. £20.

-..that's why you're a legend.

0:37:220:37:26

£20. On my left at £20. Sold at £20.

0:37:260:37:31

£20 is plus £10. That's why he's called a legend.

0:37:330:37:36

Um, anyway, that reduces your losses to minus £60,

0:37:370:37:41

which could easily, on the scale of things, be a winning score today.

0:37:410:37:45

-Yeah.

-So, say not a word to the Blues.

-No.

-No.

0:37:450:37:47

Thank you very much, girls. Thank you, Dave.

0:37:470:37:49

-Now, Sue, Sue...

-Yes.

-..do you know how the Reds got on?

0:37:560:37:58

-No.

-Good. We don't want you to know.

0:37:580:38:01

-The first - the coffee can and saucer.

-Yes.

0:38:010:38:03

It's beautifully painted and I love that pink, don't you?

0:38:030:38:06

-I do.

-It's lovely.

-It's a super pink, little jewels,

0:38:060:38:09

little blobs of enamel on the surface. It's a lovely thing.

0:38:090:38:12

His estimate is £20-£30. £30, you paid.

0:38:120:38:15

£30 is no money for it, really.

0:38:150:38:17

Not to a collector who wants a pretty little thing for a cabinet.

0:38:170:38:20

And here it comes. Look how pretty that is.

0:38:200:38:22

The coffee can and the saucer, then. £10 to start me.

0:38:220:38:26

£10. £10. Anyone to start me? £10? I've got you, madam, at £10. £12.

0:38:260:38:30

£15. £18. £20. £20.

0:38:300:38:33

You're out as well. At £20, I'm bid. £25 internet.

0:38:330:38:38

£30 in the room.

0:38:380:38:39

£30 in the room. At £30. It's out at £30. £30.

0:38:390:38:43

On the left at £30. All gone. Sold at £30.

0:38:430:38:46

-So, we broke even.

-We broke even.

-Wiped its face. No profit, no loss.

0:38:460:38:51

No, that's fine. Yeah.

0:38:510:38:53

The Art Deco. This giant glass dish there.

0:38:530:38:56

Moulded tulip design. £20, I'm bid. £25. £30. £40. £45. £50.

0:38:560:39:02

£50, I'm bid in the room. £50 in the room.

0:39:020:39:05

It's at £50. £60.

0:39:050:39:07

ALL CHEER

0:39:070:39:09

£70 in the back. At £70.

0:39:090:39:11

At the £70. Sold, then, at £70.

0:39:110:39:16

OK, good. That's £10. That's good.

0:39:160:39:18

The Art Deco French jazz travel timepiece.

0:39:180:39:21

Five bids on the book. £20, £30, £40, £50, £60. £60, I have.

0:39:210:39:26

£60, I'm bid. £60.

0:39:260:39:29

-Happy days!

-At £60. At £60. At £60. The room is out.

0:39:290:39:32

At £60. At £60. Internet's gone. All the bids.

0:39:320:39:36

The money is on the book at £60. Sold at £60.

0:39:360:39:40

Plus £20. Super, girls. So, overall, you are plus £30.

0:39:400:39:45

Now, the big decision is what to do next -

0:39:450:39:48

to go with the pig or not.

0:39:480:39:49

It's very nice to have cash in the bank, right,

0:39:490:39:51

which is what you've got.

0:39:510:39:53

£30 worth of profit - difficult enough to find.

0:39:530:39:55

Are you going to go with the £160 pig

0:39:550:40:00

or are you going to punt the pig and stick with your cash?

0:40:000:40:02

I've got a lot of faith in that porker.

0:40:020:40:04

I'm tempted to stay with the profit that we have.

0:40:040:40:08

Um...

0:40:080:40:09

-OK, well...

-It's such a difficult decision.

0:40:100:40:12

-It is a difficult one.

-That's a hard one.

0:40:120:40:14

Cos you love it, but on the other hand, you have got a little profit.

0:40:140:40:17

-Yes.

-OK, quickly, then. We need a decision.

0:40:170:40:19

Um, um, um, um, we're going to go for it.

0:40:190:40:21

-Yeah, we are.

-Are you sure?

-Yes!

0:40:210:40:23

I know you think it's high, but I think...

0:40:230:40:26

-You don't have to, you know.

-No. No, let's go for it.

0:40:260:40:28

-You can stick if you want to.

-No, we're going to go for it.

0:40:280:40:31

OK, well, there we go. The decision is made.

0:40:310:40:33

-You've had your chance.

-We're only here once.

-OK, fine.

0:40:330:40:36

OK, you're going with the bonus buy

0:40:360:40:38

and we're going to sell it right now. Here it comes.

0:40:380:40:41

We now go to the little silver pig pincushion.

0:40:410:40:45

£50. £60. £70. £70 a bid.

0:40:450:40:49

£70 a bid. Internet's coming out again.

0:40:490:40:51

£80 internet. £90 a bid. £90. £100, the internet. £110.

0:40:510:40:56

£120 internet. £120 with the internet.

0:40:560:40:58

At £120. £120. £130. £130 internet.

0:40:580:41:03

-At £130.

-Come on. Come on.

-£130.

0:41:030:41:05

£130 with the internet. At £130. The room is out. Internet's got it.

0:41:050:41:10

-Sold at £130.

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

0:41:100:41:13

£130 is minus £30, which means you've got nothing.

0:41:130:41:17

ALL LAUGH

0:41:170:41:19

-I'm so sorry, ladies!

-We don't care.

-I'll go and shoot myself over here.

0:41:190:41:24

All this effort and we got absolutely nowhere.

0:41:240:41:28

-We were right on the plate and the clock.

-Oh, yes, you were right.

0:41:280:41:31

-Yes, we were right. Yes, we were.

-You still got absolutely nowhere.

0:41:310:41:34

Oh, dear, that is the peculiar thing about life, isn't it?

0:41:340:41:37

Yes, it is.

0:41:370:41:39

Anyway, so, it could be a winning score, having nothing.

0:41:390:41:41

ALL LAUGH

0:41:410:41:42

-On this programme, it could, anyway.

-How bad do I feel?

0:41:420:41:46

No, no, no. I mean, I tell you, it was just a tickle away. Come on.

0:41:460:41:51

All that bidding on the internet, nobody here in the room.

0:41:510:41:54

Very exciting, Kate.

0:41:540:41:55

OK, girls, well, that's fine, isn't it?

0:41:550:41:57

-Don't say a word to the Reds.

-No, we won't.

0:41:570:41:59

And all will be revealed in a moment.

0:41:590:42:01

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

0:42:010:42:03

Well, well, well, what fun we've had. Have we had fun?

0:42:100:42:13

-Oh, we have.

-I mean, it's been a gas, hasn't it?

0:42:130:42:15

-Absolutely.

-Yeah, absolutely.

0:42:150:42:16

All girl teams, with the exception of Dave...

0:42:160:42:19

ALL LAUGH

0:42:190:42:21

-Thanks for noticing.

-As if you hadn't noticed.

0:42:210:42:23

..which is marvellous.

0:42:230:42:24

So, how do we think we're doing?

0:42:240:42:26

-Have you been chatting at all, one to the other?

-A bit rubbish.

0:42:260:42:29

Well, that would be a prediction, Dave, I have to say.

0:42:290:42:32

-And, actually, the team that is running up today are the Reds.

-Oh!

0:42:320:42:37

Bad luck, Reds. Yeah, minus £60, you are, girls.

0:42:370:42:41

But for the Blues, we have a tremendous result

0:42:410:42:45

because they worked like dingo, they did extraordinarily well

0:42:450:42:48

and they finished up by not making any profit at all.

0:42:480:42:50

Right?

0:42:500:42:52

We have the ultimate wiped face here.

0:42:520:42:54

No profit, no loss. You had £30, you went with the bonus buy

0:42:540:42:58

and then you finished up with nothing.

0:42:580:43:00

ALL LAUGH

0:43:000:43:02

Still, it did turn out to be a bit of a swine, that pig, didn't it?

0:43:020:43:05

Absolutely.

0:43:050:43:06

OK, that's it. Join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?

0:43:060:43:10

ALL: Yes!

0:43:100:43:11

Tim Wonnacott heads to Peterborough, where two teams go head to head to grab the best finds. Expert David Harper leads a team of amateur thespians for the reds, whilst Kate Bliss heads up a team of fly-fishing ladies for the blues.


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