Newark 9 Bargain Hunt


Newark 9

Two teams scour the largest antiques fair in Europe for bargains, assisted by Natasha Raskin and Paul Laidlaw. Tim Wonnacott takes a closer look at a rare snuff box.


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We're at the Newark Showground today, all primed and ready to go,

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so, no dawdling!

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Let's go bargain hunting! Yeah!

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Nottinghamshire, home to the Sherwood Forest,

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and in the 18th century, this area was simply stiff with highwaymen

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hiding in trees.

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Today, though, will our teams be able to stand up to

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the challenge and deliver a decent profit over at the auction?

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Here's a quick sneak preview as to what's coming up.

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How hard did you push him?

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Well, from 180 to 120, I think that's quite good.

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The harsh reality of the competition hits home for the Reds.

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-It's harder than you think, isn't it?

-It is hard.

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We'll have to ask for 125, and if not,

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we're buying the cheapest thing that he's got on his stall.

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Right, come on then. We'll run!

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And the pressure is getting to the Blues too. The girls are on the run.

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Well, we've got boys versus girls today, and they're all good friends.

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-Right, everybody?

-Yes.

-Yes, Tim.

-And welcome to Bargain Hunt.

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Now, how did you two meet, you boys?

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Well, we first met in a little town called Penistone

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up in South Yorkshire.

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We bought a house on a new housing development

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and the sales agent, a lady called Geraldine, knocked on my door

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and told me that there was a chap moving in next door

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who had no mates, and I thought, "Hang on a second, Geraldine.

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"He's got no friends for a reason!

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"I'm not sure I want to socialise with this type of person!"

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Well, quite! Could be dodgy!

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Yes, so erm... But we went out for a drink, didn't we?

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I remember it slightly different.

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I believe I was sent there to help you to eat curries

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and speak to women!

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Well, anyway, the two roles bonded together and you became great mates.

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-Yes.

-And you're keen on mountain biking?

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Yes, just recently, cos my knees have stopped working,

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so myself and Darren and a few mates,

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we get out on our bikes quite regularly

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and we did the Trans Pennine Trail, which is 230 miles,

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from one side of the country to the other.

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-My gosh, that is a ride, isn't it?

-Yeah.

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-How were your knees after that? All right?

-Not too bad.

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-It was my bum that hurt!

-Anyway, Darren,

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when you're not cycling with Matt, what do you get up to?

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About a year ago I picked up a sport called Octopush

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or underwater hockey. I found that there was a club near me and,

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-well, a small hockey stick...

-Yeah.

-..a pair of flippers, a snorkel

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and a pair of budgie smugglers,

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-and I was all right.

-So, you had all the right investment, then.

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So what do you do in this funny sport, then?

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It's like a combination of hockey and rugby underwater.

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-Really?

-It's a very tough sport.

-What an extraordinary thing.

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Sounds like a magical partnership we've got going on.

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What fun! Anyway, good luck.

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Now, girls. Louise, you're quite a musician. Tell us about that.

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Um, yes. I started doing brass, which I never thought I'd be able

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to do really, cos I can't even play a recorder!

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-Have you got the puff though?

-Yeah, just about!

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But, yeah, I'm in Dinnington Colliery Training Band,

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so it's just, like, at weekends we do things like charity raising

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and going out to old people's homes and things, and playing at weekends

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-and at people's birthdays, and things like that.

-What fun!

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So is this like the movie Brassed Off?

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-Sort of, yeah.

-Oh, lovely. And good fun?

-Yeah, it's good fun.

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Now, just tell us about that piece of jewellery you've got on,

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cos that's a mammoth good luck horseshoe, is it?

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Yeah, it's going to bring us some good luck, hopefully!

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Well, there you go. You may need it up against these boys, I tell you.

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Now, Beth, you're another creative soul. Tell us about your creativity.

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Oh, I do all sorts, really. I'm well into, like, arts and crafts.

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I started out at uni, in illustration,

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so I do, like, a lot of greetings cards and drawings,

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and then I do, like, knitting and crochet is quite a new thing.

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-I learned that last year.

-Did you?

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So I'm doing, like, granny blankets and stuff.

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Is this how you spend your evenings, or do you go out much?

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-Yeah, I go out as well!

-Oh, that's fair enough.

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And you collect as well as create?

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I like, sort of, '50s sort of stuff,

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but I've recently got the taste for, like...

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kitsch kind of ornaments.

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-Oh, yeah?

-Which are quite tacky!

-Terrible.

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Are you going to be going for this stuff on Bargain Hunt today?

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-Well, maybe.

-Really?

-I don't know. We'll see.

-Are you quite confident?

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Yeah, yeah.

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Well, for Christmas, Beth bought me, from a charity shop,

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-the Bargain Hunt board game.

-Oh, lovely.

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So in preparation, we played that with us friends, and we did win, we won.

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-Did you?

-So, we think it might be a good sign for today.

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I'm not sure that is going to be

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the qualification to beat all qualifications,

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but you never know, and that's the joy of the show.

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Anyway, now is the moment to give you £300 apiece. £300...

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-Thank you very much.

-You know the rules, your experts await,

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and off you go and very, very, very good luck!

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Octo-pushy, eh?

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Let's meet the experts.

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Aiming for victory for the Reds, it's Natasha Raskin.

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And hoping to spot a few bargains for the Blues, it's Paul Laidlaw.

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Darren, you've got no taste! Is this true?

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-I know what I like. And I like what I know.

-OK.

-And I'll stick to it.

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Right, so no messing around. Matt, what are you thinking?

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He's got a wardrobe full of bad shirts!

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There's no way I'm letting him pick anything!

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You're passionate about food, cooking and music, yeah?

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-Yeah!

-Does that help us today?

-Uh...

-Possibly...

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-Help me here, please, help me!

-Yeah, of course.

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Right, teams, you're on the clock. Get shopping.

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These old bikes...?

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-The tricycle?

-Old bikes, OK, so.

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No, I think it's one of these things that probably has

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an appeal for interior decor purposes.

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So, the boys are already checking out the wheels - and meanwhile,

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Paul's got some advice for the girls.

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If it grabs your attention, we're in business.

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If it doesn't, we just keep moving, yeah?

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Of course, it's up to you, but I don't know.

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-I like the look of it, but maybe we'll come back to it.

-OK, OK, yeah.

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-What do you like?

-This one.

-Nope.

-No? OK.

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But it grabbed THEIR attention, Paul.

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-Technically, "tat."

-Oh, yeah, OK.

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So, I'm not a trainspotter, but, is something like that, um...?

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-It's heavy. It's cast iron.

-Oh, my goodness.

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-Dear me, that has got some weight to it.

-It has!

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There's a lot of "Buyer, beware," isn't there,

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when it comes to these sort of things. Is it reproduction?

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But the fact that it's cast iron, it's a great big lump of metal,

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the auction's in Derby, it's a Derby sign, it's in three figures.

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You can put it down, you can put it down! Oh, my goodness!

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-Are you weakening?

-So, what would be your best price, sir?

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95, it could be.

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-95, OK.

-It's clean, the lettering is nice and crisp and sharp.

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Sometimes, if they get to be rusty, it can get very pitted

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-and unreadable.

-Yeah.

-But it's nice and crisp.

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Someone will have repainted this at some stage.

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It has been restored. I mean, we couldn't bring you down to 80?

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-No, sadly.

-85?

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-85?

-I'll do 90.

-You'll do 90.

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I think it's too much. What do you think, Darren?

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I think we should have a bit of a think about it.

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-NATASHA LAUGHS

-My gut says that we should go for that.

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If you listen to Natasha, the estimate's 60 to 80.

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We're paying above that, aren't we? 90's the lowest.

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Darren, your call, go on.

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-Let's do it.

-OK.

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Oh, my goodness! He's doing it! OK, shall we shake on it?

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It's the polite thing to do. Thank you very much.

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The Reds are chuff-chuffed with that, their first item.

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I think it's just me that wants that.

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-Why do you want that?

-I just like it.

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No, that's not lined up with the rest of it though.

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Brass, I think, patinated brass, and it's a Viking longboat.

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I don't think it'd make any money, but I just kind of like it.

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Why are we looking at it, then?

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I mean, seriously, you've got to have some conviction.

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-You started saying, "I like that."

-I know, I do,

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but we're not in unison on this, so we can't go with that, I don't think.

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-Well, there's a clock ticking.

-It would depend how much it was.

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There's a wee bit of substance to it. It's brass, oxidised.

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Longboat... I've got to be honest with you, there's some work in that.

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It is Tron Art of Denmark, no surprise about the origin.

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But I've got to be honest with you...

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Earlier we saw something I referred to as tat - this is not tat.

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It may not be your taste, but it's not tat,

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-because there's workmanship in that.

-Yeah.

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You know, someone modelled it, it's cast in brass then it's

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multi-piece construction all wired together.

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It might not be to your taste,

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but you cannot knock it as junk, because it's not.

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There's liking it, and then there's being able to live with it.

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-Could you live with it?

-Yeah, I'd have that in me house!

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-Beth?

-I wouldn't.

-Is that absolute? Is there any...?

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I wouldn't have it in my house, but...

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-someone might enjoy it.

-What's it worth?

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-I don't know.

-Fiver?

-It might be worth 20 or 30 quid.

-Oh, that's...

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It might be priced up at a fiver, in which case,

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that would be looking good. It might be priced up at 30

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and then that's looking bad. Are we going to ask the question?

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Yeah, go ask him.

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Right, it's your baby. Get in there.

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I wanted to know what's your price on your longship?

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-20.

-20.

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-Is there no...?

-I'd do 15.

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I don't know. We're taking a risk on it.

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What do you reckon? See, there's some nice symptoms there.

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-Yeah! Yeah, go on, then.

-Yay! Get in!

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-Shake hands!

-Thank you.

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THEY LAUGH

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Nice one! It's getting better by the minute!

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Right, so that's one down. Let's go.

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If you were taking a stroll in the 18th century in the fresh air,

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there's probably one thing for certain that

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you would have about your person.

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It's a wee snuffbox, isn't it?

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Mashed up tobacco, mixed with some aromatic stuff to make it

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smell nice, and you shove a pinch of that up your hooter

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and immediately feel a bit better.

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Actually, these snuffboxes are extremely collectable.

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It's made of an unusual material - looks like ivory, but it's not.

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It's blond horn.

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And once upon a time,

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this horn was attached to the top of a bovine-type creature,

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I reckon a water buffalo,

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and I think that water buffalo came from India.

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This isn't in a variety of pieces, it's one bit of horn,

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that has been steamed and shaped.

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And to make it grip,

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you've nailed inside a little bit of pine or softwood,

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so when the snuff's inside, you snick it shut like that

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and it ain't going to open. But this has not been made, necessarily,

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by a professional snuffbox maker. It's been made by

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an amateur craftsman, who I think has been part of

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the Portuguese-Indian Empire, and he's done it in exactly 1811.

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How can I be certain of that?

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Because, glory of glory, turn it upside down and it says 1811.

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So we're in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars,

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and this Portuguese craftsman is making a delicious snuffbox

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over there in India.

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The condition is brilliant, it's an extraordinary horn survival,

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and as such, to a collector, might be worth as much as £200 to £300.

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What would it cost you here today in Newark?

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It could be yours for 80 quid. Now, that's not to be sniffed at, is it?

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So, the teams have an item each and the Reds are on the move.

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That gas pump, gas pump.

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If that has a price tag on it of less than £200,

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-I'd be very surprised.

-It's going to be very expensive.

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Very expensive.

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-550.

-Oh!

-Gosh.

-I mean, isn't that a stand-out piece?

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-Yeah.

-I think it's encouraging, because, see this panel here

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and see the font - what does it remind you of?

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-Well, the sign we've just bought.

-The sign we've just bought!

-Yeah.

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It shows you that there's a market for this kind of thing.

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-Yeah, what did we get ours for? 90 quid?

-90 quid.

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You don't want to sell this for 90?

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-TRADER: Sorry.

-No? OK!

-THEY LAUGH

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Well, is the writing on the wall for the Reds?

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It could be a sign!

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-12 minutes.

-Really?

-This is good, good! We are ahead of the game.

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Have you got a strategy, spend-wise? Are you skinflints, or...?

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We were thinking two cheap and then one more expensive.

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-OK.

-Yeah, like the two cheap ones, hopefully, under £20 spending.

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-Whoa!

-Yeah.

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You'll have to suffer the wrath of Tim if you go down that route,

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-but I'm with you!

-You tell them, Paul!

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I think our teams are indulging in their passions today.

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I'm inquisitive about this one. What have we got?

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So we've got our balls...

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and then, in here, we've got scoreboard...

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Oh, we've got the nets that actually screw onto the table.

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The original instructions, aye.

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All right, OK. I quite like this.

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So I think it's probably going to be 20th century.

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-There must be something missing.

-Do you think that's for the cues?

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It might have been for the cues. £180 is the price tag.

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For me, it's far too high.

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I'd be looking to get this around £80, £90, something like that.

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I think we should speak to the gentleman, see what we can do

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and make a decision from there.

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They're not going to give it away,

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but let's see the best that we can do.

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-OK.

-OK.

-Shall we leave you to it?

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No rest for Darren. He's off to pocket a deal.

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< Anything specific you're looking for?

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-We're looking for...

-BOTH:

-A bargain.

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The Blues certainly seem to be in unison now.

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-I walked into that one, didn't I?!

-Yeah!

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-It's mad!

-It's not antique, is it? I do love it though.

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-How old is that? '70s?

-How much is it?

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-'70s bike, is it? '70s?

-Yeah, yeah.

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I can't really ride a bike though, so...

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You don't need to, you just sit on the back!

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You don't want to take that home.

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I'll tell you the very, very base on it, was 170, the very base.

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Right, we need to move on, I think. We're beat here.

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My friend, good to see you, buddy.

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Yous will regret it! THEY LAUGH

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So, the girls are passing on the tandem.

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How did you get on?

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It's not good news. 120.

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-120. It's a bit rich, isn't it?

-It is a bit rich.

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How hard did you push him?

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-Well, from 180 to 120, I think that's quite good.

-Yeah.

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What do you think, though, given the advice we've had?

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I honestly don't think we should go for it, not at that price,

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-not at the moment.

-Yeah.

-OK, I agree. I'm happy with that.

-Good.

-Move on?

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Thank you very much.

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Well, that snookered the Reds, then.

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Right, how long have we got left, Paul?

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-Uh, 20 minutes! 20 minutes! We're not panicking yet.

-Aren't we?

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Yeah, we're panicking, we're totally panicking!

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Would you believe that we have less than 20 minutes left?

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-Oh!

-I don't want to scare you!

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We've found something that both of you like. Why do you like it?

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I know why you like it.

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-It's awful!

-It's hideous.

-It's awful.

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-Oh, be nice, Paul!

-But, I'm desperate. See this?

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This is Laidlaw desperate! And I'm going to...

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I love this(!) This is the nicest thing I've ever seen(!)

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Oh, no, that's horrendous!

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-What is it? 1950s.

-Really?

-Kitsch.

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It's either a very small dog or a massive lantern.

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Cos that's what it is. It is a Chinese lantern.

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I think it might be French and 1950s.

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Many would say 1930s and suggest Deco. I think it's '50s Moderne.

0:15:130:15:19

This is in base metal, patinated, I don't think that's even brass.

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Moulded glass with a bit of nasty gilding on it.

0:15:240:15:26

I am being scathing, but let's... Serious hat on.

0:15:260:15:31

You like it. It taps into that whole kitsch aesthetic

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and if you saw that illuminated in the right environment,

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I think it would be charming.

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And you're going to get a laugh if nothing else.

0:15:390:15:41

It's the only horrible thing that

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-we've seen that Beth doesn't like!

-THEY LAUGH

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-It's hideous, but I do quite like it.

-Well, this is, this is, this is...

0:15:450:15:48

-We need a price on it.

-Why do we keep finding ourselves

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with things that we hate, but we love?

0:15:510:15:52

-I can't help it, it's just my taste.

-That lamp's not expensive!

0:15:520:15:56

Tell me that's not expensive!

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-25.

-What's it worth to you?

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-You love it, remember.

-I'd pay about £15 for it, I think.

0:16:000:16:02

-Yeah, I'd pay about 15.

-There you go.

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I'd buy it for myself for my house.

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What I'm loving is the agreement - you both like it, you both know what

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you want to pay for it, but this is the lady you've got to convince.

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BOTH: Please!

0:16:130:16:15

Start crying! Start crying! Start crying!

0:16:150:16:17

-OK.

-Seriously?

0:16:170:16:18

-Thank you!

-Woo-hoo! Get in there!

0:16:180:16:21

Well, the Blues are tickled pink by the lamp,

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and they're not the only ones.

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-We've got a nanosecond left, and something else to buy.

-BOTH: I know.

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Keep looking. Is there anything else here that you both love?

0:16:280:16:31

Yeah - with 20 minutes left on the clock,

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there's no time to waste, teams.

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What about those scales there? Is that...?

0:16:350:16:37

-Those scales are lovely.

-They're too modern, or...?

-I don't think they're

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-very modern, I just think they're going to be expensive.

-Oh, right.

0:16:400:16:43

-I've got expensive taste, haven't I?

-88.

-You do. £88? Do you know what?

0:16:430:16:48

That's actually less scary than I thought. Let's have a look at them.

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We've got a little drawer there.

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Very late 19th century I would say, and I like them.

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£88 is a bit rich, but I don't think I would quibble

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if we got them for about 55, 50, 55.

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What do you think?

0:17:030:17:05

-Yeah, that sounds reasonable.

-I quite like that.

-How does it work?

0:17:050:17:08

-You have to pull that? Ah!

-Exactly.

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Maybe they're a little newer than they seem,

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but they are for decorative purposes.

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So, I don't think we need to worry too much about the age.

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What do you think?

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Let's go for it. Let's go and have a chat.

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88 on them. How would you feel about 50?

0:17:210:17:24

-No haggling price. £60.

-£60.

-I think that's a fair reduction.

0:17:240:17:29

-I think it is a fair reduction.

-I'm happy with the price.

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What do you think, Darren?

0:17:320:17:33

On balance, I think that's probably all right!

0:17:330:17:35

Easy, Matt! That's my line!

0:17:350:17:37

Yes, well, I think it's a deal. What do you think?

0:17:370:17:40

You've got to shake on it.

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-All right.

-Thank you very much. Thank you.

0:17:410:17:44

Well done, boys. Your second item, and you certainly managed

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to lose a few pounds off the marked price there.

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It's a Hardy's vintage fishing rod. Two piece, 65...

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It's enough.

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Doulton Natural Foliage Ware, I love that as a series. But it...

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I'd call that a wine glass!

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-THEY LAUGH

-Hardcore!

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-They're not jumping out. I don't mind the fishing rod.

-I like it.

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You like? Like and don't mind.

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-That's not bad.

-I'm not overly bothered about the pot, though.

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I understand that, I understand that. Do we keep looking?

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-We're not doing very well.

-They were close, they were close.

0:18:200:18:23

No, they're just not biting, Paul.

0:18:230:18:25

-So, we've got 150 left. We've got exactly half left.

-Let's try

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-and keep it cheap this time.

-OK, keep it cheap.

-OK.

-OK, right.

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-It's harder than you think, isn't it?

-It is hard.

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You're not wrong there, Matt, and the clock is ticking.

0:18:350:18:38

Well, plenty up here. Let's go. We're going to do it. Ten minutes!

0:18:380:18:41

Come on, girls! I think it's decision time!

0:18:410:18:44

-We really want the tandem, but it's too much.

-Ah, now, see, see!

0:18:440:18:47

You could go back there, but if you do, you're committed to

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buying something off that stall, because we can't look.

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-We have to run right across there and haggle.

-How much was it?

-175.

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-So we CAN afford it.

-But it needs to be less than that.

-175.

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-Shall we go and try?

-If you can get it for 125, you're in with a punt.

0:19:000:19:03

Do you think we can...? Do you want to go for it and beg?

0:19:030:19:05

We'll ask for 125, and if not,

0:19:050:19:07

we're buying the cheapest thing that he's got on his stall.

0:19:070:19:10

Right. Come on then, we'll run.

0:19:100:19:12

-Are we running?

-Yes, we are! We're running! Come on! Run, run!

0:19:120:19:16

So, the girls are hot-footing it to the bike

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but the boys are still browsing.

0:19:200:19:22

Right, OK, OK. This looks like a nice stall. Nice things here.

0:19:220:19:25

-What about this tea caddy here?

-TRADER: It's decorative.

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It is decorative.

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Yeah, it's inscribed, isn't it?

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TRADER: Yes, and it's very of the moment,

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being Chinese as well, which is quite hot.

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I mean, it's quite tricky to age these Asian things.

0:19:370:19:39

I mean, what's your gut feeling as to its age?

0:19:390:19:41

I'd say about, sort of 1920.

0:19:410:19:44

I like that, actually. And what's your price on that?

0:19:440:19:46

-£30.

-£30. Oh, that's quite fair. I mean...

-I'm very cheap!

0:19:460:19:51

I mean, what do you think?

0:19:510:19:52

It's a fair price, but it is a wee bit tricky to tell exactly

0:19:520:19:56

how old this is, but it's in lovely condition.

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It's got that gorgeous gilt decoration on it.

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It's got exactly what you would expect from oriental decoration.

0:20:010:20:05

It even says, "With best compliments for Lo King Kee, Hankow, China."

0:20:050:20:08

That's a real seller for me.

0:20:080:20:10

Would you take 20 for that?

0:20:100:20:12

-I can't, really. 25 and that's it.

-25.

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And that is very, very reasonable.

0:20:150:20:16

I think, before we agree, I think

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I'll tell you why I think it's reasonable because boxes are in,

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people are buying lovely boxes, decorative things.

0:20:200:20:23

-Very good sellers.

-Tea is in.

0:20:230:20:25

All things to do with tea, China, they're selling well,

0:20:250:20:27

and I think, for 25 quid, she's doing us a real favour.

0:20:270:20:31

-You've sold it. Go on, let's go.

-Oh, my goodness!

0:20:310:20:33

Shall we shake on it?

0:20:330:20:35

Oh, thank you so much. You're very kind. Thank you very much. £25.

0:20:350:20:39

Well done, Reds, you can go for a cuppa. Whereas the Blues...

0:20:390:20:43

Right, through here. Short cut!

0:20:430:20:45

It's still there, it's still there. It's over there.

0:20:450:20:48

Look, it's still there.

0:20:500:20:52

You guys love this tandem.

0:20:520:20:55

Right, dude, we're back. Get real with the bike, man, get real!

0:20:550:20:59

Honestly, I bought it to tour the world, right,

0:20:590:21:01

and I've decided to change my plans, right?

0:21:010:21:04

It's going to make 100 quid, isn't it? A second-hand tandem?

0:21:040:21:07

It's not! It's beautiful! Show me another one in here the day.

0:21:070:21:11

-Seriously, is it 175 quid?

-I need that, Paul, every penny.

0:21:110:21:13

Oh! Woo, woo, woo!

0:21:130:21:15

Right, I reckon it's worth...

0:21:150:21:18

Maybe that is the mother of all tandems!

0:21:180:21:21

Um, I suspect it's not, and I suspect it's worth 120 quid.

0:21:210:21:25

-Yeah.

-So you're taking a punt.

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-One original...

-150.

-No, I couldn't, honestly.

0:21:270:21:30

I'd take 160, I'm losing 15 quid at that.

0:21:300:21:31

Honestly, this is the new ecological friendly thing!

0:21:310:21:36

Everybody's buying them now!

0:21:360:21:37

THEY LAUGH

0:21:370:21:38

It's a strong and varied pitch.

0:21:380:21:41

Take Beth's generous offer of 150. It's a round number, man.

0:21:410:21:45

Seal the deal...

0:21:450:21:47

and get rid of that bike that's been an albatross round your neck!

0:21:470:21:50

TRADER SIGHS AND PAUL LAUGHS

0:21:500:21:53

-Yeah!

-THEY LAUGH

0:21:530:21:57

Cheers!

0:21:570:21:59

Hey, you did it.

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You spent 15, and then you spent another 15,

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and then you waded in deep on a tandem.

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You couldn't have scripted this little road trip, could you?

0:22:070:22:11

Not even in a Hollywood classic, Paul. Now, come on, girls,

0:22:110:22:14

let's get pedalling, shall we?

0:22:140:22:16

# Raindrops keep falling on my head

0:22:160:22:20

# But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red... #

0:22:200:22:24

Time's up! Let's check out what the Red team removed.

0:22:250:22:28

The Reds steamed ahead with the railway sign for £90.

0:22:310:22:34

They weighed up their options before choosing their second item.

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The set of scales left them £60 lighter.

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And, finally, they bagged the tea caddy for 25 notes.

0:22:430:22:46

Well, chaps, you were lucky, weren't you?

0:22:470:22:49

Natasha, for a whole hour, you took it to the last moment!

0:22:490:22:53

Anyway, no wonder you're all smiling. OK, super-duper.

0:22:530:22:56

Now, how much did you spend?

0:22:560:22:58

-175.

-You spent 175. I'd like £125 of leftover lolly, please.

0:22:580:23:02

Thank you. £125. Which is your favourite piece?

0:23:020:23:06

-Favourite piece is the scales.

-Is it?

-Yes.

-What about you, Matt?

0:23:060:23:09

-I like the sign.

-The sign is your favourite?

-Yes, the weight of it.

0:23:090:23:13

Is the sign going to bring your biggest profit, do you think?

0:23:130:23:16

-Probably not, no.

-Oh. What will, then?

0:23:160:23:18

I think, maybe the tea caddy that Natasha got us.

0:23:180:23:21

There's a lot of maybes going on here!

0:23:210:23:23

Yes, I doubt we'd get any profit, actually.

0:23:230:23:25

THEY LAUGH

0:23:250:23:27

You're Mr Confident, aren't you?!

0:23:270:23:28

Which is your prediction as to the biggest profit, then, Darren?

0:23:280:23:31

-I think the sign.

-The sign, do you?

0:23:310:23:33

-I think the sign's a real collector's item.

-I like this.

0:23:330:23:35

This is a confident note coming into it.

0:23:350:23:38

Now, I can see why it took you for ever, Natasha.

0:23:380:23:41

But you've had fun, right?

0:23:410:23:42

I had a great time, but hopefully I'll bring them a nice,

0:23:420:23:44

-interesting bonus buy.

-Is that what you're going for? Interest, are you?

0:23:440:23:48

-I think so.

-Very nice too.

0:23:480:23:49

Why don't you lot shove off while we check out

0:23:490:23:52

what the Blue team bought, eh?

0:23:520:23:54

The first buy was plain sailing for the Blues -

0:23:540:23:56

just £15 for the brass model of a Viking ship.

0:23:560:23:59

A further £15 bought them the table lamp.

0:24:010:24:03

Small dog, huge lantern... The jury is still out on that one.

0:24:030:24:07

And the girls just made it

0:24:070:24:09

across the line in time on their bicycle made for two.

0:24:090:24:11

That cost them £150.

0:24:110:24:14

-OK, now, Louise, Beth. Did you have a good time?

-Yeah, yeah, good.

0:24:140:24:17

-We had a really good day.

-OK, so which is your favourite piece?

0:24:170:24:21

-My favourite is the lamp.

-Yeah.

-Even though it's hideous-looking!

0:24:210:24:26

But it appeals, and that's your favourite. OK. Do you agree, Beth?

0:24:260:24:29

-I like the lamp as well.

-Do you?

0:24:290:24:30

Well, I hate it, but I like it as well at the same time.

0:24:300:24:34

OK, so this love-hate thing. This means it stirs an emotion, right?

0:24:340:24:38

-Yeah!

-But will they pay any money for it?

0:24:380:24:40

What's going to bring the biggest profit then, you two peas?

0:24:400:24:43

-The lamp, definitely the lamp.

-I think the Viking ship.

-Viking ship?

0:24:430:24:47

Well, that's what I liked the most.

0:24:470:24:49

As soon as I saw it, I wanted to buy it,

0:24:490:24:51

-so I would buy that anyway, probably.

-Would you? OK, brilliant, brilliant.

0:24:510:24:54

Well, we seem to have got there very beautifully.

0:24:540:24:56

And the total amount of spend was?

0:24:560:24:58

-180.

-180? I'd like £120 of leftover lolly. Who's got that?

0:24:580:25:02

-That's me. There we go. It's a bit of a mess.

-We don't mind that.

0:25:020:25:06

We don't mind a mess, do we, Paulus?

0:25:060:25:08

Cash messes? There's nothing the matter with cash!

0:25:080:25:10

What are you going to spend it on, Paul Laidlaw?

0:25:100:25:12

Do you know, I have no idea. I've been out with these girls

0:25:120:25:15

and I've only been focusing on the mission!

0:25:150:25:17

Now, I've got to start again.

0:25:170:25:18

Well, we've trotted from Newark to be with Charles Hanson at Etwall

0:25:250:25:31

just outside Derby, and very, very nice it is to be here, Carlos.

0:25:310:25:34

-Tim, welcome.

-We've got Matt and Darren, who've gone with their trio.

0:25:340:25:38

-Yes.

-They've got the Midland Railway notice board.

0:25:380:25:41

Now, this is bulletproof, isn't it? Cast iron.

0:25:410:25:43

Tim, I think it's a wonderful thing to buy for the auction here

0:25:430:25:46

in Derbyshire, because, obviously, Derby is a wonderful railway town.

0:25:460:25:49

The railway began in Derby in 1844.

0:25:490:25:53

It's amazing these objects, you know, almost like posters,

0:25:530:25:56

people do enjoy them. The teams have bought with a good eye.

0:25:560:25:59

It's a cracking thing, isn't it? 1899, it's in brilliant condition...

0:25:590:26:03

Tim, I think with a wave of enthusiasm

0:26:030:26:05

-I hope it might just make up to £100.

-Oh, do you?

-Yes, I do.

0:26:050:26:08

-Well, that's all right. They paid £90.

-Good, good.

0:26:080:26:10

-So, that's a relief.

-Good.

-Next is the brass scales.

-Yes.

0:26:100:26:13

I'll tell you what I like about these,

0:26:130:26:16

is the collapsible nature of them.

0:26:160:26:18

I like the colour of the box,

0:26:180:26:19

I like that you've got very much an early 19th-century set there,

0:26:190:26:23

which is so much better than the ordinary Victorian, don't you think?

0:26:230:26:26

I think that whenever you look at furniture or veneer

0:26:260:26:29

you look at the depth of colour, and it glows,

0:26:290:26:31

it has a wonderful patinated look about it.

0:26:310:26:35

It's got that depth of the 1820s, 1830s,

0:26:350:26:37

and it really is, as you say, a wonderful complete contraption.

0:26:370:26:42

Exactly. So, how much for a complete contraption then, Carlos?

0:26:420:26:44

Tim, on its original feet we would guide it to fetch...again,

0:26:440:26:47

-we are realistic, we want to vroom-vroom.

-Oh, yeah?

0:26:470:26:51

-So, between £40 and £60.

-OK, £60 paid.

0:26:510:26:54

But by the time you've accelerated, Charles, with any luck,

0:26:540:26:57

we'll be past the starting post.

0:26:570:26:58

-Correct.

-Now, black lacquered tea caddy.

-Yes!

0:26:580:27:02

It's a pretty chunky old tea caddy, isn't it?

0:27:020:27:04

-I did some research, Tim, into this, and it first came over in 1875.

-Ah!

0:27:040:27:09

The gilding is in good condition.

0:27:090:27:12

It's just a wonderful object from a bygone age, when the history

0:27:120:27:15

of tea and the tea ceremony and tea drinking were so exotic.

0:27:150:27:19

Yeah, well, there we go. What's your estimate?

0:27:190:27:21

I expect it will make between £40 and £60.

0:27:210:27:24

-Do you really? Good lord, Charles. £25 paid that is.

-Good.

0:27:240:27:28

So that should be an automatic profit.

0:27:280:27:30

It all depends, really, on how this cast-iron sign goes,

0:27:300:27:33

cos if it doesn't do too well,

0:27:330:27:35

then the signs are going to be going against our team and they're

0:27:350:27:39

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

0:27:390:27:42

Well, chaps, this is exciting, isn't it?

0:27:420:27:44

You gave the girl £125, and I'm going to help her

0:27:440:27:48

take off the cloth, and we're going to find out what she spent it on.

0:27:480:27:51

Yes! And that is it.

0:27:510:27:54

-Oh, right, wow.

-There we have a ship's compass. What do you think?

0:27:540:27:58

That's really good.

0:27:580:27:59

It's early 20th century, it's quite hard to date it,

0:27:590:28:02

but what's really nice is that the face is in good order.

0:28:020:28:05

No big cracks or smashes and it's moving around.

0:28:050:28:07

I didn't pay very much for it.

0:28:070:28:09

-OK, then.

-What did you pay?

-I only paid £30 for it.

0:28:090:28:12

-£30!

-Excellent.

-Yeah, so I think that was quite all right.

0:28:120:28:14

I would be disappointed if it didn't make £40, £50 at least.

0:28:140:28:17

-So, it's a bit of a gamble, but I love it!

-Fantastic!

0:28:170:28:21

-We'll go with that.

-Excellent. Thank you.

0:28:210:28:24

How far are we from the sea here in Derby?

0:28:240:28:27

Right!

0:28:270:28:29

-There's a canal.

-Oh, yes, you go by canal.

-There's a canal!

0:28:290:28:32

-Take your compass with you.

-Oh, dear! Well, hopefully...

0:28:320:28:35

There we are. Hold those thoughts from Natasha, all right?

0:28:350:28:38

She spent £30. She's saying it should bring at least £40 to £60.

0:28:380:28:42

That's what you have to recall at the moment after you've

0:28:420:28:45

sold your first three items,

0:28:450:28:46

that I ask you whether you want to go with the bonus buy or not.

0:28:460:28:49

But right now, for the audience at home

0:28:490:28:51

let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Natasha's compass.

0:28:510:28:55

-There you go, Carlos.

-Thanks, Tim.

0:28:570:28:58

Something for a bit of yachting, I suppose.

0:28:580:29:00

Yeah, I admire sailors, because I would not be able to sail.

0:29:000:29:04

I think it's a most complex and confusing pastime.

0:29:040:29:07

Charles, you would take to it like a duck to water if you had a good go.

0:29:070:29:11

It's a lovely object, Tim, and these contraptions again,

0:29:110:29:13

with the scientific interest,

0:29:130:29:15

there's a huge marketplace for these objects in our salerooms.

0:29:150:29:18

-Nice object.

-OK, fine.

0:29:180:29:19

I have to say, it comes with its sliding lid there, look,

0:29:190:29:22

so, you are ready to go to sea, Charles.

0:29:220:29:24

Aye-aye, Captain. We think it's worth between £40 and £60.

0:29:240:29:27

OK. I think you're going in the right direction, Charles,

0:29:270:29:29

-for that compass. £30 paid by Natasha.

-Good.

0:29:290:29:32

-So, she's done well with that...

-She has.

0:29:320:29:34

..potentially, if the team decide to go with it.

0:29:340:29:37

Anyway, that's it for the Red team. Now, for the Blues. What a mixture!

0:29:370:29:40

We've got the Viking sailing ship.

0:29:400:29:43

Very, very relevant in today's market

0:29:430:29:46

because of all these exhibitions and things relating to the Vikings.

0:29:460:29:49

I love history, and that period of the 8th to the 11th century,

0:29:490:29:53

it has so much more to reveal, and of course, I think I'm a descendant.

0:29:530:29:57

-Hansons come from the Vikings.

-Oh, do they?

-Exactly.

0:29:570:30:00

So, it's something which could perhaps be quite close to my heart.

0:30:000:30:04

-I could see you in one of those helmets with the horns, Charles!

-Thank you!

0:30:040:30:07

But it's a good-looking item. Probably circa 1900.

0:30:070:30:10

-OK, well, bearing in mind your Scandinavian roots, Charles...

-Yes.

0:30:100:30:14

..what's your estimate?

0:30:140:30:15

Tim, we hope it will sail away and fly high

0:30:150:30:17

and make between £50 and £80.

0:30:170:30:19

-Do you really?

-Yes, we do.

-Gosh! £15 paid.

-Is that all?

0:30:190:30:22

-That's Louise found that.

-Very good, Tim.

0:30:220:30:25

Lovely. Now, the table lamp, which is an oddball object really,

0:30:250:30:28

-cos it looks a bit like a powder bowl...

-Yes, it does.

0:30:280:30:31

..from a dressing table, with this woofer next door.

0:30:310:30:34

Yes, it does, Tim. I don't know, I think

0:30:340:30:35

in the last three or four years we've seen

0:30:350:30:37

a re-emergence in terms of interest in these Art Deco

0:30:370:30:41

bronzed speltered garnitures,

0:30:410:30:43

but it appears to be all original, in nice condition. I think...

0:30:430:30:47

But it's a novelty lamp, Charles! It's clever, isn't it?

0:30:470:30:49

Yeah, and the canine passion across Derbyshire is huge.

0:30:490:30:54

-Well, it screams Art Deco.

-It does, Tim.

0:30:540:30:56

How much money does it scream to you?

0:30:560:30:59

We, Tim, would hope... If I pictured a price now, I think

0:30:590:31:01

-it's going to make probably around £45.

-Do you really? £15 paid.

-£15!

0:31:010:31:05

-That's that Beth found that.

-Wow!

-Clever old Beth.

0:31:050:31:09

Now, that Laidlaw, he's challenged us with the tandem bike.

0:31:090:31:12

It's a really wonderful bike, and Rudi Altig,

0:31:120:31:16

he won his first championship in 1952 and designed the bike, but of

0:31:160:31:20

course, with tandems and bikes, they can be very hit and miss at auction.

0:31:200:31:23

-Hopefully more hit than miss.

-Exactly.

-How much, then?

0:31:230:31:27

-Between 150 and 250.

-OK, well, the Laidlaw paid 150.

-Very good.

0:31:270:31:31

We know he's very careful when it comes to these things.

0:31:310:31:33

So I think this team are going to do all right,

0:31:330:31:35

they've got two bargains there and if the bike doesn't let them down

0:31:350:31:38

then they'll be away and they won't need their bonus buy

0:31:380:31:40

for a change - but let's go and have a look at it, anyway.

0:31:400:31:43

Now, Paul Laidlaw, you had £120. What did you buy the girls?

0:31:440:31:48

-You've seen it before...

-Oh, yeah, I remember that!

0:31:480:31:52

-You remember that?

-I thought you were going to get the fishing rod, so it's not too bad.

0:31:520:31:56

-This was a better buy.

-OK.

-It's just a Doulton pot.

0:31:560:31:59

However, this is from their Natural Foliage Ware series.

0:31:590:32:04

It's a proper antique. There's serious design craftsmanship.

0:32:040:32:09

Handle it, see how heavy it is. Do you like the feel of the glaze?

0:32:090:32:12

Has it got something? Does it do it for you?

0:32:120:32:14

It doesn't, really, do it for me to be honest!

0:32:140:32:17

Hand it to Beth! Hand it to Beth!

0:32:170:32:18

OK, Beth, does it do it for you?

0:32:180:32:20

-Uh...

-That's a no.

0:32:200:32:23

Well, moving on. That's a very nice reaction. Thanks, girls!

0:32:230:32:26

Just ask him how much profit it's going to make.

0:32:260:32:28

So, how much is it going to sell for, then?

0:32:280:32:30

Well, I'll tell you this much, it's going to make a profit.

0:32:300:32:32

If I'm unlucky, it makes £20.

0:32:320:32:34

Could it make £60? Yes, it could. If the gods are with us, and a few

0:32:350:32:40

Doulton collectors that don't have this shape and form like it,

0:32:400:32:42

there could be good profit in this, but I'm telling you this much, there is a profit.

0:32:420:32:46

OK, we've got the message there.

0:32:460:32:48

That's all you really care about - is it going to make a profit? Yes,

0:32:480:32:51

he promises you it's going to make a profit, and on that happy note,

0:32:510:32:53

let's find out, for the viewers at home, whether the auctioneer thinks it's going to make a profit.

0:32:530:32:58

One little pot, look.

0:32:580:33:00

-Oh, it's lovely, Tim, isn't it?

-Not really.

-No, don't you think so?

0:33:000:33:03

Well, I think what's lovely about it is the price.

0:33:030:33:06

I mean, do you like those bits of Doulton?

0:33:060:33:08

I just think, Tim, when you look at this, you've got to

0:33:080:33:10

believe that these were leaves that were alive in the 1890s.

0:33:100:33:13

-Yeah.

-And it's pretty.

0:33:130:33:14

-Yeah(!)

-So, we envisage it making probably between £30 and £50.

0:33:140:33:19

-Well, that's very nice, cos the Laidlaw paid £15.

-Oh!

0:33:190:33:22

That's why I like it, cos it's only £15 worth.

0:33:220:33:25

So for him to find it at 15 is very clever,

0:33:250:33:28

and as a bonus buy is a very good buy for his team,

0:33:280:33:31

-if they decide to go with it.

-Absolutely.

0:33:310:33:33

-Now, Carlos, you're taking the sale today?

-Tim, I can't wait.

0:33:330:33:36

-Oh, we're in safe hands.

-I'm in the cockpit, Tim.

0:33:360:33:38

Oh. Are we going to take off?

0:33:380:33:40

-Matt, Darren, how are you feeling?

-Really good.

-Nervous.

0:33:470:33:49

-You're not nervous, are you?

-Oh, I am nervous.

-What have you got to be

0:33:490:33:52

-nervous about, Matt?

-Everything. Every item we've bought.

-Do you know,

0:33:520:33:55

I've a horrible feeling you might be right! No, that's not the case,

0:33:550:33:58

actually. Here comes the railway plaque from heaven!

0:33:580:34:00

This is a wonderful Midland Railway notice board.

0:34:000:34:03

I've got interest here at £45. I'm asking 50 in the room now.

0:34:030:34:07

55, 60, sir,

0:34:070:34:09

65, 70, I've got 5, 80.

0:34:090:34:13

One more. No? I'm bid £75.

0:34:130:34:14

Give me 80 now in the room. Do I see one more bid, surely?

0:34:140:34:17

Fair warning. Commission bid on the phone.

0:34:170:34:19

-"80, I'm out." 80, I am bid.

-Come on!

0:34:190:34:23

Do I see 5 now? Fair warning, all done. Bid me a fiver.

0:34:230:34:26

-Oh, dear, chaps!

-£80, all out.

0:34:260:34:30

How disappointing! £80 is minus £10, which is bad luck.

0:34:300:34:34

-It's nothing though, is it?

-That's not too bad.

-It's a whisper.

0:34:340:34:36

OK, let's get this back into kilter.

0:34:360:34:39

Let's see whether we can balance this out with the scales.

0:34:390:34:41

The brass scales, there we are, straight in at £25.

0:34:410:34:46

Do I see 30 for it now? 35, 40, sir.

0:34:460:34:49

40, I'm out. I've got you.

0:34:490:34:50

40, I'm asking 5. On the phone, 45.

0:34:500:34:53

45, 50. Look at me.

0:34:530:34:55

Look at me! One for the road!

0:34:550:34:58

No, he says. 45 I'm bid, do I see 50?

0:34:580:35:01

Fair warning, all done.

0:35:010:35:02

Oh, dear. Minus £15. No amount of dancing around will get around that.

0:35:020:35:08

That's cheap enough, I tell you.

0:35:080:35:10

Now - his favourite black tea caddy.

0:35:100:35:12

A really interesting late 19th century black lacquered tea caddy.

0:35:120:35:16

I'm bid £20 on commission.

0:35:160:35:18

I'm asking, the hands go up, 2, 5, 8... I've got 30.

0:35:180:35:22

NATASHA GASPS

0:35:220:35:24

35 I am bid, I'm asking 40 now.

0:35:240:35:27

What a fine box. 40, 5, 50, 5, 60, 5...

0:35:270:35:31

I can't handle it, I can't handle it, I can't handle it.

0:35:310:35:34

-Look at me. 80!

-£80.

0:35:340:35:38

85, I've got you. 90...

0:35:390:35:41

-Go on!

-Go on! Round them up.

0:35:410:35:43

Fair warning. Thank you, sir. I sell to you, all done.

0:35:430:35:48

-That's fair enough.

-Oh, yes!

0:35:480:35:49

That's 5 short of 30,

0:35:490:35:51

which is plus 65. You lost 25,

0:35:510:35:55

which means you're plus 40.

0:35:550:35:57

That rather transforms things, doesn't it?

0:35:570:35:59

What are you going to do? Are you going to go with the compass or are

0:35:590:36:02

-you going to park it?

-We're here to enjoy ourselves, we're going to go

0:36:020:36:05

-for it.

-You are definitely going to do it?

-Yes.

-You're going to place

0:36:050:36:08

-all your faith in Natasha, yes?

-Definitely.

-OK, fine.

-She's more than earned that.

0:36:080:36:11

The decision is made, we're going with the bonus buy.

0:36:110:36:14

I've got lots of interest in this compass,

0:36:140:36:18

and I can begin here with interest at 60.

0:36:180:36:21

I'm asking 5, what a wonderful compass!

0:36:210:36:23

Maritime interest for the local canals, maybe.

0:36:230:36:26

60 I am bid... Not the coast, of course. 60, I'm asking 5 now.

0:36:260:36:30

Fair warning, now, bid me a fiver. Come on! All done.

0:36:300:36:33

You're out online. Gone.

0:36:330:36:34

It's gone, well, how brilliant is that? That's £60, that's plus £30.

0:36:340:36:38

You are so clever. Isn't she clever?

0:36:380:36:40

-That's a fantastic thing to do.

-Brilliant.

0:36:400:36:43

Anyway, 40 and 30 is plus 70. That could be a winning score.

0:36:430:36:46

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

0:36:460:36:48

-Nope.

-Not a dickybird. OK, brilliant.

0:36:480:36:50

-OK, girls, you happy about this?

-Yes.

0:36:570:37:00

-What do you mean, "Yes?" You sound very...

-I think so.

0:37:000:37:03

Loulou, you sound very shifty, girl!

0:37:030:37:06

Well, I've had time to think about it.

0:37:060:37:08

Your first item is the Viking longship, and here it comes.

0:37:080:37:12

There it is. I've got a couple of bids here at £18.

0:37:120:37:16

That's my bid, bid me 20. 20, 2, 5.

0:37:160:37:20

I've got 8, 30, I'm out.

0:37:200:37:22

£30 I'm bid.

0:37:220:37:24

-Come on, man!

-5, 40.

0:37:240:37:25

-Yes!

-One more. 35, 40.

0:37:250:37:29

-One more, sir.

-Go on!

0:37:290:37:31

45!

0:37:310:37:33

-Madam. You're hovering, sir, again. One more.

-Go on!

0:37:330:37:37

-Like a hovercraft... 55!

-ALL: Yes!

0:37:370:37:40

-That's the badger!

-Well, thank you very much. 50 I am bid.

0:37:400:37:43

Do I see 5 now? Fair warning, all done. The gentleman secures it.

0:37:430:37:46

Fair warning. Yes, we are.

0:37:460:37:48

Well done, girls. That's plus £35. How good is that?

0:37:480:37:52

-£35 profit on the first item.

-Your cut!

0:37:520:37:54

OK. Now, here comes the Deco lamp.

0:37:540:37:57

It's Art Deco, it's a table lamp and figure with a Chinese lantern.

0:37:570:38:01

A wonderful lot with a dog.

0:38:010:38:02

I am only bid 10, 12, 15, £18. It's cheap. Bid me 20.

0:38:020:38:08

22, 5, 8, 30.

0:38:080:38:11

Lady in red, you're in online. Do I see 5 now? Online, bid me a fiver.

0:38:110:38:15

-35, 40. One more?

-Go on!

0:38:150:38:17

35 your bid, sir. Bid me 40 now.

0:38:170:38:20

35 I am bid. 40, 5.

0:38:200:38:22

The dog says yes. 45!

0:38:230:38:25

-50 online!

-Yes!

-55!

-Go for it!

0:38:250:38:29

Against the world, sir, one more in Derbyshire! Stroke the dog!

0:38:290:38:33

5 online, 60!

0:38:340:38:36

One more. Are you sure?

0:38:360:38:39

Bid me 70. There are two conflicting bids.

0:38:390:38:41

-There are two on the internet battling it out.

-One more.

0:38:410:38:45

It could be yours, or I sell on the internet at £70.

0:38:450:38:49

45, 55, 60. It's £55 that, plus £55.

0:38:490:38:54

Look at that! £55!

0:38:540:38:57

German Rudi Altig world champion tandem bike. There we are.

0:38:570:39:01

It'll keep you fit.

0:39:010:39:03

-It's a super example...

-Keep two of you fit.

0:39:030:39:05

Commission bids at 110,

0:39:050:39:08

120,

0:39:080:39:10

-130...

-Oh, Charles!

-Do I see 140?

0:39:100:39:13

-"130, 140, I'm out."

-I can't bear it, girls!

0:39:130:39:18

We are going, going, gone, at £140.

0:39:180:39:22

-Fair warning.

-That's so unfortunate.

0:39:220:39:25

Oh, dear. Minus £10, that is bad luck. Nevertheless, you're plus 80,

0:39:250:39:30

which is nothing short of miraculous, isn't it?

0:39:300:39:33

-And you were shifty...

-Yeah.

-..and nervous about it?

0:39:330:39:35

Listen, girls, there's no shame in that.

0:39:350:39:37

Good. £80 could be a winning score.

0:39:370:39:39

What are you going to do about the jardiniere,

0:39:390:39:41

are you going to risk another 15?

0:39:410:39:42

-No.

-No.

-Definitely not.

0:39:420:39:45

-I don't know.

-Oh!

-You did sell it to me.

-You sold it well.

0:39:450:39:49

You don't like it, but you want to make a profit on something.

0:39:490:39:51

You're in for a punt.

0:39:510:39:53

-Yeah, go on.

-Yeah, go on, then.

0:39:530:39:55

-We'll do it.

-You're going to do it?

-We're doing it, we're doing it.

0:39:550:39:59

-Don't have to.

-No, we're doing it.

-Definitely?

0:39:590:40:01

Fair enough. You've trusted Paul,

0:40:010:40:03

and we're going with the bonus buy and here it comes.

0:40:030:40:06

A really fabulous Royal Doulton jardiniere. There we are.

0:40:060:40:09

And I'm bid here...

0:40:090:40:10

£12.

0:40:100:40:12

15 and I'm out. I'm asking 18, 18, 20. There's hands everywhere.

0:40:120:40:16

-22, 5, 8, 30.

-Hey, look!

-Yay!

0:40:160:40:20

-2, 5...

-See?! You've got to trust him!

0:40:200:40:24

Are you sure? Fair warning, all done. 40.

0:40:240:40:27

5. The wife's nudging you, 45.

0:40:270:40:30

-50. £45 on the front row. We say...

-He's got £45.

0:40:300:40:34

Internet is out as well, and gone.

0:40:340:40:36

Yes, very good. That is plus 30, which means, overall, girls,

0:40:360:40:40

you are plus £110.

0:40:400:40:42

-PAUL LAUGHS

-Listen, you were brave,

0:40:420:40:44

you went with the bike. You just missed on that,

0:40:440:40:47

but everything else is just perfect.

0:40:470:40:48

-That could be a winning score...

-I am surprised.

-You are surprised?

0:40:480:40:51

Are you really surprised? You didn't think anything was going to make

0:40:510:40:55

-anything. There you are.

-I thought it would be three no sales.

0:40:550:40:57

Anyway, you've done well. Don't say a word to the Reds

0:40:570:41:00

and all will be revealed in a moment.

0:41:000:41:01

-OK.

-Well done, anyway.

-Thank you.

-Thank you very much, Paul.

0:41:010:41:04

Well, isn't this lovely?

0:41:110:41:13

-You teams have not been chatting with one another, have you?

-ALL: No.

0:41:130:41:16

So you have no idea where the individual scores are, do you?

0:41:160:41:20

Who is ahead and who is behind?

0:41:200:41:22

Both teams are looking remarkably cocky,

0:41:220:41:24

because you are going home with profits, both of you, aren't you?

0:41:240:41:27

-Oh!

-And you're going home with substantial profits for

0:41:270:41:30

both teams, which is really exciting.

0:41:300:41:33

But it's just which team is marginally ahead

0:41:330:41:36

or not in the profits stakes, because it happens

0:41:360:41:39

so rarely that we make substantial profits for each team.

0:41:390:41:45

-I can't deal with it!

-Oh, no!

0:41:450:41:46

Well, of course, we can't have two teams of winners.

0:41:460:41:49

You have to have a team of runners-up

0:41:490:41:51

and the runners-up today, by a chalk,

0:41:510:41:53

just happen to be...

0:41:530:41:56

-the Reds!

-Oh, no! How did that happen?!

0:41:560:41:58

NATASHA LAUGHS

0:41:580:42:00

But you are runners-up today, taking home the masterly sum of £70.

0:42:000:42:05

How about that? £70.

0:42:050:42:07

£65 on that black lacquered tea caddy did a lot to pull back

0:42:070:42:14

the earlier losses. Yes, chaps?

0:42:140:42:16

-Yes, it did.

-It certainly did. It was a great team effort.

-It was.

0:42:160:42:19

And £70 is a very serious chunk of money. And I congratulate you.

0:42:190:42:23

But it is not a substantial enough chunk to defeat the Blues, oh, no.

0:42:230:42:28

Who are going home with £110!

0:42:280:42:31

-Look at that!

-APPLAUSE

0:42:310:42:33

£35 off that Viking jobby,

0:42:330:42:35

£55 off the table lamp,

0:42:350:42:39

which was brilliant.

0:42:390:42:40

Then you had a slight hiccup with the tandem bicycle,

0:42:400:42:42

which spoilt your chances of getting the Golden Gavel,

0:42:420:42:46

and then in came Laidlaw with the most hideous - I mean,

0:42:460:42:49

most marvellous jardiniere, which made a profit of £30,

0:42:490:42:52

so well done for that.

0:42:520:42:53

I trusted you in the end, didn't I?

0:42:530:42:55

But the greatest fun of all, yes?

0:42:550:42:57

-To win all round and have such fun.

-So good.

-Very good.

0:42:570:43:00

Anyway, so much fun.

0:43:000:43:02

-Why don't you join us soon for some more bargain hunting? Yes?

-ALL: YES!

0:43:020:43:06

Two teams of intrepid bargain hunters scour the largest antiques fair in Europe. Ably assisted by experts Natasha Raskin and Paul Laidlaw, the reds and the blues hope to make a profit at auction from their three items. Tim Wonnacott takes a closer look at a rare snuff box found at the fair.


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