Anglesey 8 Bargain Hunt


Anglesey 8

Experts Anita Manning and Jonathan Pratt guide the teams in scenic north Wales, and presenter Tim Wonnacott explores the history of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.


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Bore da! Oh, no. Prynhawn da pawb.

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Good afternoon, everyone. We're in North Wales.

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Well, back to normal.

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Let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Bargain Hunt is in Anglesey.

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We're at the Great North Wales Antique and Collectors Fair.

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But if you want to discover

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what our teams are going to uncover in this lot...

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Ha!

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..you're just going to have to wait and see.

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Coming up, the Blues drive their expert to distraction.

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I am going to go and lie down in a darkened room now.

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And what's this? Has Anita gone native?

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Mae'n braf fod yma.

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That's all coming up.

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First of all, though, let me remind you of the rules.

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Each team gets £300 and an hour to shop for three items

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and the team wins that makes the most profit at auction.

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Simple, innit?

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Now, let's go and meet the teams.

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Well, we're keeping it in the family way today, so as to speak,

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because, for the Reds,

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we have got Becky and Frank, mother-and-son combo,

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and for the Blues, we've got Peter and Peapea or, should I say, Pea.

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Welcome, everybody.

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-ALL:

-Hello, Tim.

-Very nice to see you.

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Now, you two, how are you going to get on in today's show?

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Oh, we think we could do quite well.

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We get on very well together as mother and son. We hardly ever argue.

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Erm, so, yes, I think we should do OK.

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It says you describe yourselves as "best friends".

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-Yes, definitely.

-Pretty much so.

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He keeps me in check.

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So what do you do for a living, then, Mum?

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I've got my own shop in Ruthin in Denbighshire,

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and in my shop, we sell everything

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that's either recycled, locally made or Fairtrade.

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-So are you quite a green person, then?

-Yes. Yeah, have to be. My husband's an eco-scientist,

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-so we don't get a choice in the matter.

-No, quite right, too.

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Frank, you're in the middle of your studies, old fruit. Tell us about that.

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Yes, I'm at Ysgol Brynhyfryd,

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studying psychology, biology and physics.

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-Are you?

-It's all very sciencey.

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-Are you doing that at A-level, then, are you?

-Yes.

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-And have you decided what you're going to specialise in?

-I have no idea, to be honest,

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but I'm looking to follow up the field of psychology.

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I haven't entirely ruled out being a musician, a rock star.

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-No, naturally. Are you looking forward to this competition, Frank?

-Yes, I am.

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We're very much looking forward to seeing how you get on. Good luck.

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Now for the Blues.

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So how do you two think you'll get on on today's show?

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Fine, fine. We've got very similar interests.

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We don't argue amongst each other very much,

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so we shouldn't have a problem, really.

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I think we might have a little bit of argy-bargy, though.

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A little bit of, you know, "discussion".

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Funny you should say that, Pea.

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-You look a bit mischievous to me.

-Oh.

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What do you like to collect, Peter?

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I've got a collection of American silver dollars,

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most bought ten or 15 years ago.

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What's it with dollars? What do you like about those?

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I just got one, then I got two

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and every year, they produce a new one.

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All the coins are worth at least twice as much as I paid for them.

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So they've been an investment?

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Well, I hope so, yeah.

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-You're quite shrewd and canny, aren't you, Pete?

-I think so.

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Now, Pea, I assume your name is an assumed name, is it?

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It is.

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Because I don't like the name my parents gave me.

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-Which was what? You going to own up to it?

-Oh, do I have to?

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Yeah, go on.

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-Jane.

-So what don't you like about Jane, then?

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-I think it's just boring.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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-And where did Pea come from?

-From my husband.

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I met him about 18 years ago

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and he just started calling me Sweet Pea as a little joke.

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How sweet!

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Then it shortened to Pea.

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-Peter, do you call her Pea?

-No. THEY LAUGH

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And what do you do for a living, Pea?

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Most of the time, I'm a ceramic artist.

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So, I make objects in clay, mainly figures.

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I do paint a little bit as well.

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But I teach ceramics - two days a week usually -

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-and I do workshops.

-Fantastic.

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-You're going to have fun today?

-Yeah. I'm excited.

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We're going to have fun today. First, though, the money moment.

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Your £300 apiece. You know the rules.

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

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Well, I've never had a contestant called Pea before.

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But we always have two sweet peas as experts.

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Helping two sets of Reds, it's our jewel in the crown, Anita Manning.

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Hoping to keep the Blues from getting lost is Jonathan Pratt.

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-Do we have any tactics?

-Open mind.

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-What do you want to buy?

-Eh, silverware.

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What period do you like?

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I'm Art Nouveau, turn of the century.

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Some ceramics, but that's Jane's field rather than mine.

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-I don't know anything about old ceramics.

-Neither do I. Let's look.

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-I like Art Deco.

-So you're a pair with bags of style?

-Oh, yes!

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When you say it's way out of your price range,

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is it haggleable or way, way out?

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Everything's haggleable.

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-Is that a real word?

-"Haggleable"?

-'Well, it is now.'

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-I'm just thinking it's too Welsh.

-Too Welsh?

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-IN WELSH ACCENT:

-You can never be too Welsh.

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Well, we are in Wales, after all!

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-Now, I know you like the Art Deco period.

-Yes.

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And, to me, that epitomises Art Deco.

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-Definitely.

-It's bird's eye maple

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-and that curved shape of it is absolutely lovely.

-Beautiful.

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Marked up at?

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-30.

-£30.

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So stylish.

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It would fit in in a modern home, wouldn't it?

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Shall I asked the lady how much could...

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What we are looking to do... I mean, it's not bad at 30,

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but we're really wanting to get it kind of round about 20.

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-20?

-18-20.

-We could get it for less. So, offer about 15.

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-Ask her.

-What the very best is.

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What the very best and then she'll come in and then... Let's see.

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-Hello.

-Hello.

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What is the very, very best you could do a map for us, please?

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Eh, 30... I'll go down to 25.

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-Can you go...

-20 and that's my very best offer.

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-Can we push you for 18?

-No! Definitely not.

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-20, Anita?

-I think it's a beautiful thing.

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I think it's gorgeous, absolutely stunning.

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It's got bags of style, just like yourself.

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SHE LAUGHS

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Definitely. Thank you. Shake on it.

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Wonderful. Thank you.

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Sealed with a kiss. Or two.

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So, boys and girls, that's one down, one in the bag.

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-You have been wonderful.

-Thank you.

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We've got bags of time, we've got bags of time.

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Don't get too relaxed, Reds. The clock's still ticking.

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What have the Blues got cooking?

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-You like your kitchenalia, don't you?

-I do like kitchenalia.

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They're produced for using, so a reproduction isn't a reproduction,

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it's just a modern version for the same sort of use, I suppose.

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Looking at the bottom there, that looks a little more modern.

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From the 19th-Century jelly...

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-They're not jelly, sort of pate moulds and things like that, aren't they?

-OK.

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I think these are a little modern. I wouldn't buy them myself.

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-We could see how much they are.

-If you really like them.

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Ask her how old she thinks they are. Find out something.

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I mean, by all means, use your own...judgement.

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-I can then wash my hands of it.

-Tut-tut, JP.

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-What would be the price for just buying these two?

-I've got 22.

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12 and ten. So if I said 18 on the pair?

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How old do you think they are? Are they modern-ish?

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-No, they are old ones. Definitely Victorian.

-Do you think Victorian?

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-Definitely.

-Could we offer you 15?

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Um... Yes, I suppose you could.

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My advice to you is...your decision.

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-If you like 'em, you go for them.

-We're going to buy them.

-Sold!

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Right. An item apiece. And the competition is hotting up.

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Do you know, oh, blimey, I forgot I was actually up against Anita.

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I caught sight of Jonathan earlier on

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and he was talking, talking, talking.

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He's a very persuasive man, as well as being very good-looking.

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Anita's always calm and, you know, never going to be a problem.

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And I expect she'll just say, "We'll just buy that, anyway."

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So we've got a real game on. A real game on.

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He might be quite a tough opponent to beat.

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-Nothing that particularly catches my eye.

-No.

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You sure you're not interested in that?

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-I'm sure. I'm absolutely 100%.

-OK.

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-Look at that lady up there.

-A bit naughty, that, you know.

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Looks like Peter and Pea have given Jonathan the slip,

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while the Reds are sticking close to their expert.

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That's an interesting lump. What have you got there, Anita?

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Well, it's a piece of 20th-Century glass

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and I particularly like this type of thing.

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-Yes.

-If we look at that, look at that lovely big oil drop there.

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And I like the asymmetric shapes.

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-It's a very good shape.

-It's sort of young stuff again, isn't it?

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Again, yeah, it's quite modern, in a way.

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Do you know the designer's name on this one?

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There's no maker's mark at all.

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-Have you been over it with a fine tooth-comb?

-Yes. It's perfect.

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We think it is Murano, but we're not 100% sure.

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-Uh-huh. OK.

-It's certainly one that we would think about, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-So, keep that in mind.

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That's not massive.

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It's not very big. Well, it's small on you.

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Have you got a big head?

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Yes. I do have a reasonably-sized barnet.

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There we go. Look.

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I wouldn't. I personally wouldn't.

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If you're going to buy silver, it's got to be novelty.

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It's got to be rare makers, so...

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I probably wouldn't.

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-Are you all right with the camera?

-What's the sledge?

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What's that?

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-Is that a coal thing?

-Think about what's good to buy.

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-I love that!

-Do you really? That's a little breakfast dish.

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-It's quite a nice thing.

-Yeah, it is.

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-Let's get moving.

-Right, OK.

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En avant, as they say in France.

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The Blues are taking a laissez-faire "haw-hee-haw" approach.

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They need to focus. The Reds, though, have taken the bull by the horns.

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-The bull?

-The bull.

-Yeah, it's lovely.

-Is he silver?

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No, it's Dansk. I think it's plated.

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Looks like it should be on a car bonnet.

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SHE LAUGHS Possibly.

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Can you tell us anything about it?

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Haven't got a clue. I haven't got a clue, I'll be perfectly honest.

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It's just an ornament, isn't it? Um...Danish?

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-But it is plate and it is modern.

-It is. Yeah, I'm not arguing!

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-What sort of price?

-I've got 20 on it.

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I do like stylised animals.

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-Make me an offer, then.

-Fiver.

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Excuse me! That's not on offer. Harsh.

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That's bringing tears to my eyes. THEY LAUGH

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Try again.

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-Come on.

-A wee bit...

-A little bit more, perhaps.

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-What's the very, very best you could do?

-Go on.

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-Make me a really, really fair offer.

-Eight?

-Ten.

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Ten and I'll go. Go on. It's worth a chance at ten. How's that?

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-How about nine? Meet us in the middle?

-No, ten!

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Come on! I like even figures.

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That's nice.

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Mum and son.

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-Mum's in charge...as always.

-I know. I don't look old enough.

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Well, you're doing very well. There we are. Thanks, mate.

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Oh, my team are wonderful. We've spent a little time

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and we've bought two items.

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Anita's fantastic. She's been guiding us really well, hasn't she?

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Yes. She's right on the ball.

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But they're a great team.

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-Yeah, we'd be lost without her.

-Truly lost!

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It's not going very well at the moment.

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We've got one item in 34 minutes,

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so we're getting a bit panicky now.

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I think Pea is starting to panic a little bit and she's going,

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"What about this?" Every single object she looks at, "What about this?"

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Unless I get guidance, I don't know what to pick up.

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Jonathan's OK when he's here. He seems to wander off a lot.

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Mutiny in those Blue ranks. While Anita is on a charm offensive.

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You're a Welsh speaker. Say something in Welsh.

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SHE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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HE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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SHE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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HE SPEAKS IN WELSH

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-What did you say to him?

-I hope you enjoy.

-Oh, right. That's nice.

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-"Croeso" is "welcome".

-Uh-huh.

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-Coesau?

-Croeso.

-"Coesau" is legs!

-THEY LAUGH

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Croeso i Gymru - Welcome to Wales.

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Aw. How do you say, "Thank you and it's lovely to be here?"

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Diolch yn fawr. Mae'n hyfryd i fod yma.

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-A bit slower. A bit slower.

-Diolch yn fawr.

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Diolch yn fawr.

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Mae'n hyfryd i fod yma.

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Mae'n hyfryd i fod yma.

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-Fod yma.

-Fod yma.

-THEY LAUGH

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Stick to the antiques, Anita! Now, back to business.

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I like beaten metalwork.

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Arts and crafts is one of my favourite periods.

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Here we have this, it's almost like a mythical creature.

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I really like it, whether it's a bit too expensive, I'm not sure.

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-It looks like a kind of a dragon to me.

-It is a type of a dragon.

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I'm not sure, to be honest.

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A reflection of Anita Manning - what could be nicer?

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-How much is this?

-120.

-Seems a bit steep to me.

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-You think that's a bit much?

-I don't know.

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-It's a wacky thing.

-It is.

-It's certainly unusual.

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-Anyway, good luck.

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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Thank goodness the Blues have kissed and made up.

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-Seems a lot for £25.

-It depends if they're silver spoons.

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Even if they're not silver, it seems a lot.

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Some of these might be silver... They're probably not. No.

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-No? OK.

-I'd buy that, myself.

-Would you?

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-It's up to you.

-At the end of the day,

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someone like yourself may bid on it. You have to buy what you like.

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-OK. Go and ask the stallholder.

-You ask.

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-Is this yours?

-Yes.

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Would you take £15?

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-Oh, I should think so.

-Would you?

-Yes, I would.

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Thank you, we'll take that.

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The Blues have evened the score, and even Anita's at it again.

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-Tell me how to say "thank you" again.

-Diolch yn fawr.

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-Diolch yn fawr, gentlemen.

-Not bad! MAN: You're very welcome!

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-I love that!

-HONK!

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-I love that.

-Put it away and get buying, Blues!

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Excuse me, sir. It's us again.

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-We've been all round, and they still like this.

-It's drawing us back.

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-It's drawing them back.

-But we haven't got many pennies.

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-What would be your best on that, your very best?

-My best...

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What's on it now? 45.

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I'll do it for 30.

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-27?

-30.

-Hard push, here.

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-28?

-28, then, I'll take it.

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-Diolch yn fawr!

-Thank you very much.

-Diolch.

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Diolch.

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Well done, Anita! The Welsh lessons have paid off. But the Blues are talking at cross purposes.

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-Would you take 140?

-No. It would have to be 160.

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-What do you think, for 160?

-Crikey.

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It's very collectable, it is very collectable.

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-They are hideous things.

-I love them!

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-But that's a massive, massive investment.

-It is.

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-If I offer a kiss and a cuddle, what would you take?

-150.

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-Would you take 145?

-No.

-Would you take 148?

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-And I'll give you a cuddle and a kiss.

-Go on, then, 148!

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Congratulations, that is very well done.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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I'm going to go and lie down in a darkened room now. I need to relax.

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Poor Jonathan's a delicate flower, you know.

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Right, that's it. You've had your 60 minutes

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and now it's time to sell.

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And we've hopped over the border to Cheshire,

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to the Frank Marshall saleroom,

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but first let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.

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The lovely maple letter rack should deliver a profit.

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It was a first-class deal, at £20.

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They paid £10 for the little silver-plated bull paperweight,

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but will it charge ahead at auction?

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And they went back, for this modern studio glass vase,

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but with no maker's mark, will it top the £28 paid?

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Team, you spent a miserable £58. I mean, how could you do that?

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-I do apologise profusely.

-No need to apologise.

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You'll probably do well, having gone down the minimalist route!

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£242 went to the lovely Anita Manning. What did you spend it on?

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-Ooh!

-Oh!

-THEY LAUGH

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-Isn't it cute!

-It's got a little face inside.

-I loved it.

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He's so sweet!

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It's a walrus with a little child's face peeping out!

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-Now, this intrigued me. Has the walrus eaten the child?

-THEY GIGGLE

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Or is the walrus skin protecting the child from the cold?

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-I didn't know, but it tickled me to think about it.

-It's just so sweet.

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-May I?

-Yes, of course.

-How old is he, do you think, Anita?

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I think it's late 19th century, early 20th century.

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-And it's perhaps based on a myth.

-It's certainly a talking point, isn't it?

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-How much did you spend, dare I ask?

-There's the rub.

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Em, the trader liked it, I liked it, he knew I liked it.

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And he wouldn't come any further down than £150.

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And I was in a flibbertigibbet mood, so I decided just to go for it.

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On the basis that somebody else might have the same emotion today in the sale.

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-Of course.

-I've never seen anything like it.

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It's one of the most bizarre things I've seen.

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Well done, just on amusement factor!

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Well, the Reds can decide after the sale of their three items.

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Now for the Blues.

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And let's remind ourselves what the team bought with their £300.

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Pea went all wobbly over these glazed jelly moulds, for £15.

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But will the bidders have a sweet tooth on the day?

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This case full of sparkling spoons caught Peter's eye. Again, £15.

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With seconds to spare, Pea couldn't resist this Palissy ware jug,

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though Lord knows why!

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At £148, it could prove to be their undoing.

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-This is exciting, isn't it?

-Yes.

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Are your longing to know what JP spent the £122 of leftover lolly on?

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-Yes, definitely.

-You, too?

-Yes.

-OK, put them out of their agony!

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Oooh...

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-Not very big.

-Not very big.

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What we have here

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is a little silver mounted, silver-covered table lighter.

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You have a certain amount of silver, which has a certain amount of weight and value to that alone.

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-How much did I pay for it?

-Go on.

-£30.

-OK.

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The silver alone would probably sell for... There's £35 to £40 of silver.

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Is it a working lighter?

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-I imagine it needs gas and a flint, but I'm sure you can.

-I like that.

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-Jonathan, do you see this as a sure-fire profit?

-Yes.

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Handy for a lighter, having a sure-fire profit!

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-There must be £30 in the silver itself.

-There's more than that.

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-There's £35 to £40 worth of silver.

-OK, we watched his lips.

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You know you can trust this man.

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You'd even buy a car from him, probably.

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Trustworthy or not,

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it's the Blues' decision after the sale of their first three items.

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And talking of sale, we're off to auction.

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-Frank, Becky, how are you feeling?

-Stressed.

-Where's the stress?

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-Look at this room, jammed up with people who came here to buy your items.

-If only!

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-First up, the three-division rack. Here it comes. Good luck.

-Lot 50.

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I've got commission interest.

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I can start the bidding straight in here at 22, 25, £28.

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At £28. 30, 32, 5 with you? 35, lady seated. At £35 in the room.

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Any advance? At £35, lady seated. All done at 35.

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-BANGS GAVEL

-Yes!

-Well done.

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Plus £15. That's a very good start.

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Now, the Japanese sculpture.

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That's your fault, this one!

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-AUCTIONEER:

-I've got commission interest. I can come straight in

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at 10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 28.

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£28, I'm starting. Straight in at £28.

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Commission bid is with me. At £28. Any advance?

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-At 28, 30. 35 I have.

-I don't believe this!

-Give me 38?

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Squeeze a bit more. I've got 35. 38 is with you. I'm out. It's your bid.

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At £38. If you're all sure. I'm selling with you, at £38.

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Well done, that's amazing! Plus £28 on that.

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Plus £28, 38... You're plus 43 already!

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Antiques of the future. £20? At 20, somewhere? Somewhere, surely.

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Thank you. Front row, £20 bid. You bidding online?

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There's a flutter. I've got £20 in the room. Give me 5. 25, thank you.

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30, thank you. Front row at £30. You listening online?

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It's against you. We're all waiting for you. £30 in the room.

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At 30. 35, thank you. Don't lose it, you'll like it.

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It's a nice vase! I'll take 38.

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I love that man!

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38 in the front row? Thank you.

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£38 in the front row. I'm looking for 40. 40 online. At £40.

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You know I'm coming back to you. At £40, are you finished?

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OK, thank you, I've got £40 online. I'm selling online. At £40.

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-£40.

-Yes! Thank you!

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So, £12 on that. 42...53...£55.

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Plus 55. Well, I eat my words.

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-Do the happy dance. Sorry.

-You spent £58, which I criticised roundly.

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You just made £55 profit, having spent £58.

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You've doubled your money. This is amazing.

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What are we going to do about the earthenware boy?

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-We're not going there.

-I beg your pardon?

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I absolutely adore him, but we said if we made more than a fiver, we were sticking. Sorry, Anita.

0:23:400:23:46

-No, no.

-You don't need to phone anybody or anything? No?

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-No.

-All right, that seems to be a firm decision.

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They're not going to go with the bonus buy. But we'll sell it just to see what happens.

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-Here it comes.

-Who's bidding on this lot? Come on. Unusual item, this.

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Good glaze as well. 50 for it? £50, someone? 40? Show willing. At £40?

0:24:020:24:06

It's a nice rare little piece. A good bit of porcelain. £40? 40 bid?

0:24:060:24:11

30? Don't make me beg! At £30. Where are you? Where's the bids at 30?

0:24:110:24:16

Come on, let's get this lot sold and move on. 30 I'm bid online.

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5, 40. We're there, we're stuck at £45 online, if you're sure. 50, 5.

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All done, you sure? I'm selling online at £55.

0:24:270:24:30

-Yes!

-£55. Bad luck, Anita.

-Sorry, Anita.

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It was a piece of frivolous buying, on my part. But I enjoyed him.

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-I bet you're glad you didn't go with it.

-Just a bit.

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Minus £95, that would have been.

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Overall, you didn't go for the bonus buy. You preserved your £55 profit,

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with a profit on all three items, which could be a winning score.

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Just don't tell the Blues a thing, right?

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-So, Pea, Peter, do you know how the Reds got on?

-No.

-No.

-No?

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They passed us in the corridor, but that's it.

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-Did they look confident?

-No, no.

-Rather sad?

-Unable to say.

-OK.

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First up are the jelly moulds.

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-Let's see if you can get into a quiver.

-Lot 71.

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Who's up for jelly and ice-cream on this? We're going to go £20?

0:25:190:25:24

10 for the two. Where's £10? 10 online. Thank you.

0:25:240:25:26

At £10, the bid's online. At a tenner. At 10 only.

0:25:260:25:30

Any advance on £10? You all done? Are you sure?

0:25:300:25:33

Parties are going to finish early, then. At £10.

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-Selling at 10 online. 10, it sold.

-All the children will cry.

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-Minus £5.

-Now the ace.

0:25:410:25:43

10 I'm bid in the front row, thank you. 10 I'm bid. 10 offered.

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You get the cabinet AND the spoons. £10 only? At a tenner? £10.

0:25:460:25:52

15 at the back. 20 in front. At 20. Still going to go, sir? 5, I have.

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Right at the back at £25. I'll take 28 with you, madam, if it helps.

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What about 26? I've got 25. At 25 it is, right at the back.

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Gent standing. All done? No-one online. It's with you. At 25 it is.

0:26:060:26:10

Well done, Pete. You were right, we were all wrong!

0:26:100:26:13

Plus £10. That means you are plus £5.

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What's going to happen with the Palissy jug?

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So where are we going to go? 70? 60? 50? Come on, where's £50?

0:26:190:26:24

At £50, where's the collectors?

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Are you bidding? 50 quid. 5 in the room. And 5, 60. 5, 70.

0:26:260:26:32

75 has it back in the room. Anyone else? At 75, right at the back.

0:26:320:26:37

All done... 80 online. 85 with you, sir. 90 here.

0:26:370:26:41

5 with you, thank you, sir. 95 back in the room. 100 online.

0:26:410:26:45

Still in? 110 with you. 110, I'll take. At 110, back in the room.

0:26:450:26:50

Gent standing, at 110. 120 here. 120, I have.

0:26:500:26:53

Last call, selling online at £120. All done?

0:26:530:26:57

What a shame. Minus £28, which means overall

0:26:570:27:01

you are minus £23.

0:27:010:27:03

-That's not bad.

-What are you going to do with this cigarette lighter?

0:27:030:27:07

-Go for it.

-Yeah, we're definitely going for it.

-Definitely.

0:27:070:27:10

-Good buy, from Jonathan.

-Where we going to go? £40, surely.

0:27:100:27:14

40, 30, 20. We're going the wrong way! 20 I'm bid. Where's 5?

0:27:140:27:18

-20. At 25, thank you, madam. 30, 5. 40, 5. 50, 5.

-Go, Jonathan.

0:27:180:27:25

£55, with you. Any advance? Anyone else? 55 it is. At 55, all done?

0:27:250:27:32

-I don't believe it.

-There we go.

-£55 gives you £25 profit,

0:27:320:27:37

which means, overall, you are plus £2!

0:27:370:27:40

You just made £1 each! This is wonderful, this programme, isn't it?

0:27:400:27:46

The money we've got to share around, £1 each profit! Is that good?

0:27:460:27:50

Cash winnings.

0:27:500:27:52

Just as well you've got a decent expert with you!

0:27:520:27:54

Both teams in profit today, but the Reds' £55

0:27:540:27:57

was a touch ahead of the Blues. They have today's winning score.

0:27:570:28:02

Coming up, will our next two teams fare any better? We'll see.

0:28:040:28:08

Meanwhile, I'm off to a castle - Eastnor Castle.

0:28:090:28:12

Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire is a fine, fine property.

0:28:160:28:22

Built in the early 19th century,

0:28:220:28:24

it's home to the Hervey-Bathurst family and it's still in private hands,

0:28:240:28:30

having been passed on from generation to generation.

0:28:300:28:35

Cor, look at this!

0:28:460:28:49

-Cuckoo!

-ECHOING

0:28:500:28:52

A vast, cavernous space,

0:28:530:28:56

constructed in the style of a great mediaeval hall.

0:28:560:29:01

The original intention was to use this large space to display arms

0:29:010:29:08

and armour, in the same way that a real mediaeval castle would have done.

0:29:080:29:15

Indeed, today, we've still got 12 suits of three-quarter armour,

0:29:150:29:21

which is not incomplete,

0:29:210:29:24

it simply is armour that would have been worn on horseback,

0:29:240:29:28

and you don't need the protection below the knee.

0:29:280:29:31

The two complete sets of armour at this end of the Great Hall

0:29:310:29:36

date from around 1520.

0:29:360:29:38

And they are described as being "Emperor Maximilian I style".

0:29:380:29:45

It was in the Victorian period that interest in arms and armour seriously took off.

0:29:460:29:53

Indeed, collectors vied with one another frantically,

0:29:530:29:57

to buy groups of arms and armour, and the 3rd Earl described himself

0:29:570:30:03

as "having the disease quite badly", which he described as "armouritis".

0:30:030:30:09

You can see what he means, when looking around the Red Inner Hall.

0:30:090:30:13

Back over the Menai Bridge to Anglesey,

0:30:170:30:19

and we're at the Great North Wales Antiques and Collectors Fair

0:30:190:30:23

to see whether our next two teams can pick up three objects

0:30:230:30:26

capable of making a profit at auction.

0:30:260:30:28

-For the Reds we've got mother and daughter combo, Delia and Alaw.

-Hello.

-Nice to see you.

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-And for the Blues we've got Richard and Danny. Morning, guys.

-Morning.

0:30:360:30:40

Lovely to see you.

0:30:400:30:41

Now, girls...

0:30:410:30:43

Delia, you've been an extremely busy mother,

0:30:430:30:45

raising four children and working continuously.

0:30:450:30:48

-Is that right?

-I've got four children.

0:30:480:30:50

Two daughters, Alaw and Mari, and two sons, William and Ifan.

0:30:500:30:54

And you have been working through it all?

0:30:540:30:56

-Yes, unfortunately.

-Four children?

-Working full-time.

0:30:560:30:59

And what job do you do?

0:30:590:31:01

Well, when they were little,

0:31:010:31:03

I was a district nurse midwife on the Llyn Peninsula,

0:31:030:31:06

which was a really lovely job.

0:31:060:31:08

What do you like to do outside work?

0:31:080:31:10

When I have a bit of free time, I like the open air as well.

0:31:100:31:15

We live around the corner to the beach, so I've got a kayak I can drag into the sea.

0:31:150:31:21

Recently, I've also joined Cor Eifionydd, which is a mixed choir.

0:31:210:31:26

You don't fancy giving us a little tune, then?

0:31:260:31:28

-I don't think you'd like my singing.

-We'd all love to hear you!

0:31:280:31:32

-No, no.

-You Welsh and music are something else.

0:31:320:31:37

Now, Alaw, your name has a musical connection.

0:31:370:31:40

It does. It means Melody in Welsh. It's appropriate we're in Anglesey.

0:31:400:31:45

There's a lake and a river Alaw just up the road over there.

0:31:450:31:50

-My dad grew up in Anglesey. That's how I got the name.

-Lovely.

0:31:500:31:54

-And are you a student?

-Yes, at Cardiff University. I'm in my second year.

0:31:540:32:00

-I'm doing a joint honours degree in French and Spanish.

-A linguist!

-Well, trying to be.

0:32:000:32:07

You'll do very well today, I fancy. So, boys, are you quaking in your boots?

0:32:070:32:12

BOTH: No!

0:32:120:32:15

-Danny, how did you two meet?

-First day at university, unfortunately, my grandad died.

0:32:150:32:20

And Richard was on his phone getting an email saying

0:32:200:32:23

some lad's grandad's just died. I have to do the work for him.

0:32:230:32:26

I was standing behind him and from there we became friends.

0:32:260:32:30

-What course are you doing?

-Law. It runs in the family, so...

0:32:300:32:35

-Could you not break the mould?

-No, it was easier just to do law.

0:32:350:32:40

Just to follow the groove that's been planned in front of you.

0:32:400:32:44

-Richard, what do you get up to?

-I've just completed a beginner's course in fencing with Danny.

0:32:440:32:51

I'm also a member of the rowing club and I'm a big fan of the arts - opera and theatre -

0:32:510:32:58

-and we also regularly attend art galleries.

-Do you?

0:32:580:33:02

-And you're also doing law.

-Yeah.

-Well, there we go. You've got it all sewn up.

0:33:020:33:08

What are your tactics today to lash the girls into a frenzy?

0:33:080:33:12

Well, we both have outstanding negotiation skills.

0:33:120:33:17

So we're going to see you do some extraordinary deals?

0:33:170:33:20

-Definitely.

-Famous last words.

-Young lawyers, going forward. Good.

0:33:200:33:25

-But, principally, we'll have fun?

-Definitely.

-And that leads us to the money moment. Here we go.

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-£300 apiece.

-Thank you.

-Your experts await. Off you go!

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And very, very, very good luck!

0:33:360:33:38

-Right. Here we are up in Anglesey.

-Yep.

0:33:450:33:49

-What are you looking for today?

-Go big or go home.

0:33:490:33:53

-He who dares wins.

-That's what we say.

0:33:530:33:57

I've never been to this fair before and it looks absolutely fabulous.

0:33:570:34:03

-We want a bonzo.

-You want a bonzo? Right.

0:34:030:34:07

I can't promise anything.

0:34:070:34:10

-Bonzo?

-I love the white linen.

-Yes, uh-huh.

0:34:100:34:16

Like tray covers or doilies. Or nice tablecloths.

0:34:160:34:20

-Oh, how refined!

-I'd love a vintage fishing reel. I like my fishing, so if we see anything like that,

0:34:200:34:26

I'll definitely go for it.

0:34:260:34:29

Excalibur!

0:34:310:34:33

Here we are!

0:34:330:34:35

Oh!

0:34:380:34:39

I'll find something to buy, I think.

0:34:420:34:45

-As a previous midwife, I'm used to getting things out awkwardly!

-That's a great line!

0:34:450:34:51

So many items, so little time.

0:34:520:34:56

-Is this for deep sea fishing?

-It's a short one, isn't it?

0:34:560:35:01

-It's old, because it's made of wood, but I don't think it's ever been used.

-Never?

-I don't think so.

0:35:030:35:09

-Is that good?

-Yeah, well, it's in better condition, obviously.

0:35:090:35:14

Hello. Tell me about this. Do you know anything about this?

0:35:140:35:19

I'm not a fisherman myself. I can tell you it's made in the '60s.

0:35:190:35:24

-It's what you call a pier rod.

-A pier rod.

0:35:240:35:28

Yeah, and it's made by Hardy, who is the best maker.

0:35:280:35:34

-What sort of price is on that?

-I'm looking for 80.

-80.

-I won't go any lower than 80.

0:35:340:35:39

People who are into fishing tend to get obsessive. I think it would go well if it was cheaper.

0:35:390:35:46

Nice try, Alaw.

0:35:460:35:48

You've seen the case with it? That has all the details on it. The original case.

0:35:480:35:54

-All right.

-There you are. It's got all the detail about the last owner.

0:35:540:35:59

-There's a Hardy label on there.

-It's an unusual item.

-It is.

0:35:590:36:04

-I think you're quite passionate about it.

-I am.

-You can see by the way she's holding it!

-It's nice.

0:36:040:36:11

Is there a big pond out there we can give a demonstration?

0:36:110:36:15

-She'll be wanting to take it home. That's the trouble.

-I think we should go for it.

0:36:150:36:21

-The dealer won't take any less so just go for it.

-Thank you.

0:36:210:36:26

An 80-pounder, eh? What a catch!

0:36:260:36:29

-A little Tunbridge ware box?

-The man knows his Tunbridge ware.

0:36:290:36:33

-You've been studying. Not just lawyers.

-No.

0:36:330:36:37

-That's on our list. Bonzo.

-Oh, really?

-Yeah.

0:36:370:36:42

What is this mysterious bonzo, I wonder?

0:36:420:36:46

-What about like... dressing room table sets?

-Uh huh. These are nice items.

0:36:460:36:53

Tuscan ware. Nice, 1930s, Art Deco. I think that if we're looking at porcelain,

0:36:530:36:59

try to get something a wee bit unusual.

0:36:590:37:03

-Let's go and have a look.

-Onwards and upwards!

0:37:030:37:06

Have the legal eagles bitten off more than they can chew?

0:37:060:37:11

-More difficult than I thought. I thought it was going to be easy, but it's really not.

-It's all right.

0:37:110:37:19

It's like having two of my children just follow me around. They wander around. "Isn't that nice?"

0:37:190:37:25

I think we'll struggle a little bit to get three objects in an hour.

0:37:250:37:30

-Jonathan disappears all the time. He wanders off.

-He's going to get served!

0:37:300:37:36

-If we lose, it's his fault.

-He needs to buck his ideas up.

0:37:360:37:39

Jonathan, they need active parenting.

0:37:390:37:45

OK.

0:37:450:37:46

I mean, it caught my eye in there, this little chap.

0:37:460:37:51

It's an oval tea caddy. It's silver,

0:37:510:37:55

mark on the lid and the lip. That is a Birmingham anchor and it's the letter D in lower case,

0:37:550:38:01

-which is about 1903, 1904.

-It's got some age.

-Yes, it's 100 years old.

0:38:010:38:06

It's not a particularly heavy gauge, it's had one or two little knocks, but it's not that bad.

0:38:060:38:12

-It's rather clean.

-Can I hold it?

-Yeah. Doesn't have a price on it.

0:38:120:38:17

-It's 48.

-Open to offers?

-The best I can do is 35.

-The best you can do is 35?

0:38:170:38:25

The very, very best.

0:38:250:38:26

Is it worth 35?

0:38:260:38:29

It is worth 35, but it might only be worth 35 in the auction. That's the thing.

0:38:290:38:35

You wouldn't take £28?

0:38:350:38:38

-30? At a push?

-32.

0:38:380:38:40

32. So 30's getting closer now. We're getting closer to 30.

0:38:400:38:45

He's sitting down. I'm going to set my lawyers on you now!

0:38:450:38:49

-Legal team, do your magic.

-Yeah, boys.

0:38:510:38:54

-Show us what you're made of.

-31, then. Meet you halfway. Come on.

0:38:540:38:59

-It's got to be 31.

-To go away. Come on.

0:38:590:39:04

Poor chap. He just felt the full force of the law.

0:39:040:39:08

-One under the belt. Little profit.

-Now run!

-Let's just buy one object and bank the rest!

0:39:080:39:14

Perhaps that's Bonzo.

0:39:160:39:19

-Or that?

-Not very practical.

0:39:190:39:24

Let's have a look on the left.

0:39:240:39:26

-What about a wee bit of silver? Do you like silver?

-Oh, yes.

0:39:260:39:30

Look in here and see if there's anything that you like.

0:39:300:39:36

-We've got some napkin rings here.

-What would this be?

0:39:360:39:41

That's a little money clip. That's quite a nice wee item.

0:39:410:39:46

-Do you like it?

-I do.

0:39:460:39:48

I like the price. I was expecting a bit of a shocker, but that's fine.

0:39:480:39:53

What we have is this lovely engine-turned pattern.

0:39:530:39:57

The other thing is this is called a cartouche.

0:39:570:40:01

This would have been used to put the initial.

0:40:010:40:04

If you were buying it for your beloved, you'd get it engraved.

0:40:040:40:09

Now it is silver, it is hallmarked, so it's a nice wee piece.

0:40:090:40:14

If you're looking for something as a gift for the males in the family, that's quite attractive.

0:40:140:40:21

If they've got a couple of bob.

0:40:210:40:24

-I think that's...

-What do you think it would do in auction?

0:40:240:40:28

It's got 35 on it. Silver is doing well at the moment.

0:40:280:40:32

You can go and ask to get a bit off of that. You really like it, but it's not all that old.

0:40:320:40:39

-See if you can get it that way.

-And I think she speaks Welsh.

0:40:390:40:44

Speak Welsh to her!

0:40:440:40:46

-There you are.

-Anita's tactics delivered in Welsh? It must work.

0:40:460:40:50

-How long have we got left now?

-Do you want to know? Really?

-No!

0:40:500:40:56

-OK, we've had 20 minutes.

-Time to panic!

-Don't panic!

0:40:560:41:00

Not yet, anyway.

0:41:000:41:02

-Has Delia done the deal?

-Didn't quite manage the 25,

0:41:020:41:07

-but we did come to an agreement on 28.

-I think we should go for it.

0:41:070:41:12

Were you two speaking in Welsh?

0:41:120:41:15

-Yes!

-I'm sure that helped.

-I hope it helped.

-I'm sure it did.

0:41:150:41:19

-That's great.

-Actually, it's nice.

-You like it? Yeah.

0:41:190:41:24

-A nice wee thing for £28.

-Lovely.

0:41:240:41:27

Her Welsh charm offensive clearly did the trick.

0:41:270:41:31

Two items in the bag for the Reds.

0:41:310:41:34

But the Blues still have two to find.

0:41:360:41:40

-We really have to...

-Run?

-Yeah, move, move, move.

0:41:400:41:44

You heard the man! Teams - chop chop!

0:41:440:41:47

JONATHAN WOLF WHISTLES This is a family show!

0:41:480:41:53

That's quite quirky.

0:41:560:41:58

-Don't look. Do you know what I've just seen?

-I don't.

0:42:020:42:06

On the table here, find something that you've been talking about. If that's not fate, what is?

0:42:060:42:12

-Is it Bonzo?

-Oh, do I have to do it for you?

0:42:120:42:17

-What does that say?

-Oh, my word!

0:42:170:42:19

Bonzo.

0:42:190:42:21

It's Bonzo!

0:42:210:42:24

-It's fate.

-OK, I don't think it's necessarily the Bonzo you imagined.

-But it IS Bonzo.

0:42:240:42:30

-It's a dog called Bonzo.

-We never made any clarification.

-We were just after a Bonzo dog.

0:42:300:42:37

-It's like a Cairn terrier or something. I don't know my breeds.

-And it's Bonzo.

0:42:370:42:42

There are people who collect certain breeds. You get great interest in Dandie Dinmonts and pugs.

0:42:420:42:49

Those little breeds. Have a chat and see what you can get it for.

0:42:490:42:54

-I don't want to be part of it. I don't profess it's a master work of art.

-But it's Bonzo.

0:42:540:43:00

-So you see what you can do.

-We will negotiate.

0:43:000:43:04

We have spotted this dog called Bonzo that we are interested in.

0:43:040:43:09

-It says £10. We really like the picture, but we really don't like the price.

-OK.

0:43:090:43:15

-What's the best you could possibly do?

-Let's have a look at him.

0:43:150:43:20

Em...what about six? How does six grab you?

0:43:200:43:24

- We're struggling students. - Struggling students? - £4?

0:43:240:43:29

-Students soon to be millionaire lawyers.

-Well, since you've asked so nicely, we'll settle at 4, then.

0:43:290:43:35

- Excellent. You're a star. - Thank you.

0:43:350:43:40

-If you don't make £1 out of that, I'm a monkey's uncle. Well done.

-The golden gavel! Nailed it!

0:43:400:43:46

Look at that teamwork, eh? Come on, guys! Yeah! We've spent £35!

0:43:460:43:51

Brilliant!

0:43:510:43:53

£35 is nothing to celebrate, chaps. And you haven't got much time.

0:43:530:43:58

Now what have those Reds taken a shine to?

0:43:580:44:02

We've got two miner's lamps here. One at £30 and one at £45.

0:44:020:44:09

Tell me which one you like. It would be a good idea to buy a miner's lamp in Wales.

0:44:090:44:15

I like... This looks as if it's been used and has a bit of history.

0:44:150:44:20

It stimulates you to imagine what it was like for the chap carrying this.

0:44:200:44:24

-But we're not buying for ourselves.

-We want to get a broader audience.

0:44:240:44:29

-I think that's a safer bet.

-I think so.

-But I prefer that.

0:44:290:44:34

-And it's cheaper!

-It's cheaper. There we go.

0:44:340:44:38

We stand more chance of a profit.

0:44:380:44:41

-So shall we...

-They're both nice.

0:44:410:44:43

Shall we ask the dealer if he can come down a wee bit?

0:44:430:44:48

-Hello.

-Hiya.

-We wanted to buy a miner's lamp.

0:44:480:44:52

We are in Wales and thought it would be a smashing thing to buy. Is there a bit of movement on that?

0:44:520:44:59

Em...I can do that for 20.

0:44:590:45:02

-20, girls. How do you feel about that?

-That's very attractive.

0:45:020:45:06

OK, that's lovely. Thank you very much.

0:45:060:45:10

Girls, that's £20. That's our third item.

0:45:100:45:14

Well done. We kind of struggled a wee bit in the middle. Then we went for it.

0:45:140:45:19

We've still got five minutes left. Maybe time for a cup of tea.

0:45:190:45:24

-Let's go.

-Well done, Reds. Case closed.

0:45:260:45:29

The jury, though, is still out on the Blues.

0:45:290:45:33

I'd forgotten how hard this game really is.

0:45:330:45:37

-A nice bit of Tunbridge ware. Presumably 100 years old from the looks of it.

-Yeah.

0:45:390:45:45

-What's the best price?

-Double the ticket price is great for me.

0:45:450:45:49

-It's a straightforward one. You'd do that for 40.

-£75 coming down to 40?!

0:45:490:45:55

-We're struggling students!

-There's that student card again.

0:45:550:45:59

- £50. I'll knock 25 quid off it. - 40 sounds a lot better.

0:45:590:46:04

- You'd make our day for us. - Make it 55 and make MY day.

0:46:040:46:09

-Look, it's perfect.

-We've probably got two minutes left.

0:46:090:46:14

-We want 40, you want 50. Please, 45.

-45.

0:46:140:46:18

-It's a deal. Thank you very much.

-Thank you, boys.

0:46:180:46:22

Three objects. We're done with 1½ minutes left over. I can now relax a little bit.

0:46:220:46:28

That's it. Time's up. Stop the clock.

0:46:280:46:31

The shopping's all done, and it's time to go back to

0:46:320:46:35

Frank Marshall's auction house in Cheshire,

0:46:350:46:37

but first let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.

0:46:370:46:39

Keen angler Alaw was hooked by the Hardy vintage fishing rod,

0:46:390:46:43

landing it for £80.

0:46:430:46:47

Delia done good with the money clip at £28.

0:46:470:46:51

And they dug deep to find the miner's lamp

0:46:510:46:55

for an illuminating £20.

0:46:550:46:57

Girls, you spent £128.

0:46:570:46:58

And you gave Anita Manning £172. Anita, what did you spend it on?

0:46:580:47:03

I'll help you here... Whoops!

0:47:030:47:06

-There we go. Look at that!

-Wow.

0:47:060:47:08

I bought a pair of exotic figures. Now these come from the wonderful island of Bali.

0:47:080:47:16

They're probably the early part of the 20th century.

0:47:160:47:20

But I found them rather exciting and beautiful.

0:47:200:47:25

They're made from an exotic wood and I think what I love most

0:47:250:47:30

was the wonderful head dresses that they're wearing. I think that these are of nice quality.

0:47:300:47:36

-And I just love them.

-Yeah, I like them.

0:47:360:47:41

-I could see them in our house.

-Yes.

-Do you want to take one, Delia, to see how heavy they are?

0:47:410:47:48

I love hats, so when you mentioned the headgear, that really appeals to me.

0:47:480:47:54

-I could certainly find a place for these in my house.

-The important question is how much you paid

0:47:540:48:00

-and how much you'd expect?

-I paid £50 for them, which is neither cheap nor expensive.

0:48:000:48:06

I think that they should go at least 60. At least 60.

0:48:060:48:11

-I could see them doing that much.

-You both like them?

0:48:110:48:16

-We both love them.

-This is not the moment to choose.

0:48:160:48:18

That comes later, if you need to.

0:48:180:48:22

While the Reds have a think,

0:48:220:48:23

let's have a quick peek again at the Blue team's three items.

0:48:230:48:27

They haggled hard for the Edwardian silver tea caddy,

0:48:280:48:31

getting it in the bag for £31.

0:48:310:48:34

- To go away. Come on. - Thank you very much.

0:48:340:48:38

Thank you. All became clear about the mysterious Bonzo

0:48:380:48:42

when they spotted a 20th-century watercolour

0:48:420:48:45

of him, in a gilt mount, bought for £4.

0:48:450:48:47

In the dying moments, they picked up the Tunbridge ware box for £45.

0:48:470:48:52

R&D, Richard and Danny, you gave the boy £220 to trot off with.

0:48:530:48:59

-What did you buy for £220, then, Jonathan?

-Did I really get £220?

0:48:590:49:03

Well, I was rather mean.

0:49:030:49:06

There we go. I bought this little copper alms-type dish.

0:49:060:49:12

This copper is very popular with collectors.

0:49:120:49:16

Made at the end of the 19th century, early 20th century, fuelled by the Arts and Crafts.

0:49:160:49:22

People had no TV and radio, so they sewed, painted, worked in metal.

0:49:220:49:26

This is sort of reminiscent of the Newlyn School.

0:49:260:49:30

-They often did sea-type subjects in a little border with fish.

-This has definitely got a ship.

0:49:300:49:38

-That is a ship.

-Yeah. I had to look to be sure myself!

-We have a lot of trust in you(!)

0:49:380:49:44

And this is all hammered, just like Arts and Crafts traditional materials would be.

0:49:440:49:50

-How much did you pay?

-I paid £30.

0:49:500:49:53

-How much do you think it would make?

-Em, £40-£60.

0:49:530:49:56

-Can we have that in writing?

-No.

0:49:560:49:59

There are no guarantees. Sorry, boys!

0:49:590:50:02

Right then. The auctioneer Nick Hall and his gavel are raring to go,

0:50:020:50:06

so let's sell.

0:50:060:50:08

With you, sir. Sold. £45.

0:50:090:50:12

I think you could easily be making a small profit on each of your three items today.

0:50:120:50:18

In which case, you might not need the Balinese busts.

0:50:180:50:23

It's going to be boom or bust.

0:50:230:50:26

First up, though, is the rod.

0:50:260:50:29

First item, here it comes.

0:50:290:50:31

A 1960s Hardy Brothers, two-piece, fibreglass boy's fishing rod.

0:50:310:50:36

£40? 30? £20? Thank you, sir.

0:50:360:50:39

Nice little fishing lot. 20 I'm bid. 5 where? Come on.

0:50:390:50:44

There's 20 on the hook. Don't let it go at £20. Surely another fiver.

0:50:440:50:48

I've got £20 in the room. Bidding at 20. 20 only.

0:50:480:50:52

Maiden bid at £20. I'm selling. It's with you, sir, at £20.

0:50:520:50:57

It's going to go. With you at £20. Last chance.

0:50:570:51:00

-Oh, dear. £20. That's a disaster.

-Somebody's got a bargain.

0:51:000:51:04

They certainly have! Minus £60. Never mind. Here's the money clip.

0:51:040:51:08

Nice bit of silverware. I can start on commission. £20. At £20. The bid's with me.

0:51:080:51:14

25. I've got 25 in the room.

0:51:140:51:17

Sorry to be awkward. 28. I'll take 30. Thank you.

0:51:170:51:21

Back of the room, seated, at £30. For the money clip. At £30. Any advance?

0:51:210:51:27

The bid's in the room at £30. All done? 30 I sell here.

0:51:270:51:31

That's good. £2 profit. That's very good, Anita.

0:51:310:51:35

Here comes the miner's lamp.

0:51:350:51:37

Good old collector's lot. Not dear.

0:51:370:51:41

- £20? £20 for the old miner's lamp. - Please...

0:51:410:51:44

Come on. £15? Surely. Thank you.

0:51:440:51:47

15 I am bid on the left. Any advance on £15? 20. 20 seated.

0:51:470:51:53

-5 standing. At 25.

-You're in profit, girls.

0:51:530:51:57

At 30. 5 I have. At 35 on my left.

0:51:570:52:00

At £35. All done? All finished? You sure?

0:52:000:52:04

All done at 35. With you, sir.

0:52:040:52:07

Plus £15. That's very good. That means you are minus £43.

0:52:070:52:11

-Oh!

-Minus £43. It's not too bad.

0:52:110:52:14

-What about the Balinese busts?

-We'll go for it?

-Boom or bust?

0:52:140:52:18

-Go for it.

-It'll be boom!

0:52:180:52:21

Are you sure about that?

0:52:210:52:24

We're going with the bonus buy. And here they come.

0:52:240:52:28

Hand-carved, beautifully made. £40 only for the pair.

0:52:280:52:33

-Go on.

-Start me now at £20. Thank you, madam. 20. 5 anywhere?

0:52:330:52:38

The bid's in the room at £20. Surely another 5. 30.

0:52:380:52:42

5 now. Can I have 40? And 5, yes?

0:52:420:52:46

Come on. There are two in the lot. I've got £40 in the second row. Are you sure?

0:52:460:52:51

-At £40. All done? At 40...

-New bidder!

-45.

-Yes!

0:52:510:52:57

At 45. Nearly missed you. At 45 in the third row. At £45.

0:52:570:53:02

-Go on!

-With you, I'm selling at 45.

0:53:020:53:05

-Aww.

-£45. So close!

0:53:050:53:08

That's minus 5. It means overall you're minus £48.

0:53:080:53:12

It doesn't sound so much if you say it quickly.

0:53:120:53:15

Don't talk to the Blues, OK?

0:53:150:53:18

-Now, Ricardo, Danny, you've been talking to the Reds?

-No.

0:53:220:53:26

-You don't know how they got on?

-Don't need to know.

-Don't want to!

0:53:260:53:30

First up is the silver tea caddy. Here it comes.

0:53:300:53:34

Edwardian silver tea caddy. Smart little caddy. 22. 25.

0:53:340:53:39

25. Bid's with me now. At £25.

0:53:390:53:42

-That's nothing, is it?

-30. 5. 40.

0:53:420:53:46

£40. 5, sir? Hallmarked silver. It's on an all-time high. 45 online. 50.

0:53:460:53:52

Don't let it go. It's £50. Nice little caddy at £50.

0:53:520:53:56

55. 60. 5. 70. 5.

0:53:560:53:59

-Look at this, boys!

-£80. 85.

0:53:590:54:03

At 85 in the front.

0:54:030:54:05

90 right at the back now. 90 takes it, right in the doorway.

0:54:050:54:11

Back of the room at £90. All done. Selling at £90.

0:54:110:54:15

£90 is plus 60, nearly. In fact, it's plus £59.

0:54:150:54:19

That is a whopper of a profit. Now Bonzo.

0:54:190:54:23

Lot 114 is the little watercolour. The black-haired terrier

0:54:230:54:27

called Bonzo. I think that's the dog and not the artist. It's signed WC.

0:54:270:54:33

Where's £20? It's fully house-trained.

0:54:330:54:37

At 20. £20? It's been out for a walk and fed.

0:54:370:54:41

-Nice little watercolour. Thank you. 20 I'm bid.

-Look at that.

0:54:410:54:46

30. 5. 40.

0:54:460:54:48

£40 standing. At 40 bid. Nobody else?

0:54:480:54:52

All sure? With you, madam, at £40.

0:54:520:54:55

Which is plus £36.

0:54:550:54:58

You could pay for your next year's education on this!

0:54:580:55:02

Now it's the Tunbridge box. Attention!

0:55:020:55:06

Pretty little inlaid storage box. It's on a rosewood carcass as well.

0:55:060:55:10

Even better still. Commission interest, starting at 30. 5. 40.

0:55:100:55:15

At £40. The bid's with me at £40. 5 anywhere? 5 I'll take.

0:55:150:55:21

-Yes!

-Back to me at £50. One more? At £50, the bid's with me.

0:55:210:55:26

At 50, the room's out. Nothing online? I've got £50 on commission. All done, selling.

0:55:260:55:33

I told you you'd be all right. You made a profit on all three

0:55:330:55:37

and you are plus £100.

0:55:370:55:40

-No, don't celebrate too soon.

-Well, no.

0:55:400:55:44

-What are you going to do about...?

-I don't think we should go for it.

0:55:440:55:49

-I think we should.

-No, stick.

-It's got a good estimate.

-Stick.

-What are we going to do?

0:55:490:55:55

-He rated it.

-We'll go for it.

-You're going to risk it?

0:55:550:56:00

-It's on your back.

-On Jonathan's.

-I love it. Two speculating lawyers.

0:56:000:56:05

Now I can tell you that the estimate is £40-£70, so he rates it.

0:56:050:56:10

You're going with the bonus buy.

0:56:100:56:13

Nice treat for you now. A bit of Arts and Crafts metalware in the manner of Newlyn.

0:56:130:56:19

Start me now at £30. 25? We'll be here all day. Where's 25?

0:56:190:56:25

-Thank you, sir. 25 I'm offered.

-Keep going.

-25 I'm bid.

0:56:250:56:30

Any further bid? On 25 only. 25 is the bid. It's going to take it.

0:56:300:56:34

At 25 only.

0:56:340:56:37

-Oh! Sorry, guys.

-£25.

-That's all your fault.

0:56:370:56:41

-You are still plus £95.

-That's a whole pint!

0:56:410:56:45

-Listen, £95, yes?

-Yes.

-Don't tell the Reds a thing.

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All will be revealed in a moment.

0:56:490:56:51

Well, well, that was fun. Been chatting about the results?

0:56:550:56:59

No? Not at all.

0:56:590:57:01

So you have no idea of the scale of winnings and losses in this show.

0:57:010:57:06

Because we have got the opposite poles.

0:57:060:57:11

The South Pole, I'm afraid, are the Reds.

0:57:110:57:15

-Aww.

-Not surprisingly. Poor runners up. You made a nice profit on your Eccles lamp.

0:57:150:57:22

-Surprising.

-It was a surprise. Everything else was not so hot.

0:57:220:57:27

-All round it wasn't so hot, so we won't dwell on that! Did you have a nice time?

-Great.

-Fantastic.

0:57:270:57:35

We've loved having you. But the victors today

0:57:350:57:38

are going home with serious money - £95. How lovely is that?

0:57:380:57:43

There's your £95. And by making a profit on all three of your items

0:57:430:57:48

you get a Golden Gavel, the ancient award that we've now run out of,

0:57:480:57:54

-so you get pins instead. These are rare things.

-Thanks, Tim.

0:57:540:57:59

They should be worn with pride. One for your collection, Jonathan.

0:57:590:58:04

-It's been a remarkable day.

-It has.

-We've loved having you on the show.

0:58:040:58:08

Congratulations all round.

0:58:080:58:11

Join us soon for some more bargain hunting! Yes?

0:58:110:58:14

ALL: Yes!

0:58:140:58:16

Tim Wonnacott and the Bargain Hunt team pay a visit to scenic north Wales, where two sets of reds and blues compete to make the most profit at auction. Expert Anita Manning learns a few words of Welsh from her red team, while her opponent Jonathan Pratt is driven to distraction by the blues. Tim Wonnacott explores the history of Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.