Newark 7 Bargain Hunt


Newark 7

Tim Wonnacott presents from Newark as experts Mark Stacey and Catherine Southon offer their expertise to two sets of red and blue teams.


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Large antiques fair? Check.

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Two teams of hopefuls with their experts? Check.

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So, what are we waiting for? Let's go bargain-hunting! Yeah!

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Welcome to the International Antiques And Collectors Fair

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at the Newark and Nottingham Showground.

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This place is vast!

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4,000 stalls, to be precise.

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So our teams are going to have their wits about them

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if they're going to succeed today.

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But it's not looking good for the Reds,

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who seem to be trying to punch above their weight.

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That's £800.

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-675.

-£1,400.

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The Blues are having the opposite problem.

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Junk, ain't it? I've not seen anything that jumps out at me yet.

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Well, we'd better go and meet the teams.

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So, for the Reds today, we've got husband and wife duo,

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Rose and Alex.

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-Welcome.

-Hello.

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And father and daughter duo, Gary and Charlie.

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-Welcome.

-Thank you.

-So, Rose, how did you two first meet?

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About 41 years ago,

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I came to England on a six-week work experience.

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I was in Oxford. Alex was doing something similar.

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He came to see me, kept coming to Malta.

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We wrote, and we married 37 years ago. And here I am.

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Well done. I see you're retired now, but what did you do for a living?

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Before that, both of us used to teach in secondary schools.

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We loved our jobs, but we wanted to retire

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when we were still on a high and we still loved the job.

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Then, we had grandchildren.

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Alex, you're something of an amateur photographer?

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Yes, I dabbled in wet photography,

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sploshing about with fixers, developing solutions

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and I went into digital photography.

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With a bit more time - hoping to sell a few pictures

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and get them displayed.

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What will you be looking out for today?

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Well, I think Rose will be looking at small, attractive things,

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glass, Mdina glass.

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I'll be looking at functional things.

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More geekish things.

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Well, good luck today indeed. Good. Now, Charlie.

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-Yes?

-Why did you team up today?

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Well, Dad always likes the show.

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He always watches it and always says, "We should go on that".

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So one day, I just decided to do it and he had no idea, whatsoever.

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Then one day I just said, "Dad, guess what?

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-"We're going on Bargain Hunt."

-And what do you collect?

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Anything with a Union Jack on it.

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My whole lounge is covered from head to toe in Union Jacks.

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What do you like to collect, Gary?

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Blue and white pottery.

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Old stuff, and Oxo tins. I've got thousands of Oxo tins.

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-Thousands.

-And ceramic jars with advertising slogans on.

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And how do you rate your chances today?

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-Slim to none.

-Not brilliant.

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HE LAUGHS

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Well, I'm sure you'll do fine.

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-Now, the money moment. Here's your £300. £300 apiece.

-ROSE AND CHARLIE: Thank you.

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You know the rules, your experts await and off you go! And very, very, very good luck.

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And those rules ARE that the teams each get £300 and an hour to shop

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for three bargains, which they'll later sell at auction.

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And, as usual, we have a brace of experts on hand,

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today guiding two teams, not one.

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For the Reds,

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Mark Stacey will be hoping to turn bargains into bucks,

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while for the Blues,

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Catherine Southon's found a novel way

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to make short work of the task ahead.

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Well, guys, I was going to ask you, what's our shop income?

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I reckon with this rain coming in, we need to get in the shade.

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Is there anything in particular you desperately want to try and find?

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-I would like to look at glass, or stained glass.

-OK.

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-You think that's going to be a good...seller?

-Yes.

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What about you, Alex?

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-I was interested in technical items.

-Oh, gosh, that's quite a difference.

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Cameras and things like that.

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Gadgets versus glass? Mark, you've got your work cut out.

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Charlie, Gary, this is all very exciting.

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Have we got an idea of what we're going to buy today?

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What three things?

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-No.

-No idea? Right.

-It could be anything that jumps out at us.

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We're going to see what we like.

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-I like that. No real game plan, just see what happens.

-Yes.

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Ah! Self-professed geek Alex is already eyeing up the goods.

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-Jewellery.

-Jewellery. Do you like jewellery?

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I like jewellery.

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-I can't see much glass there, can you?

-No.

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No, nor can I. Pick up the pace, then, Reds.

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We need to find you glass.

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I'm not that sure about that. It's not terribly exciting...

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No, not at all exciting.

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You've got a lot of fair to get around, team.

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-It's £125.

-Mmm.

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But do you like the pattern?

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Yes, I like the orange, the Clarice Cliff kind of colour.

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We should buy this for Catherine on the Blue team, what do you think?

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"It's not the winning but the taking part."

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I think you're getting ahead of yourselves, Reds.

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-Which way would you like to go now?

-Um...

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I think what you've got to do is just...launch.

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Ah-ha!

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-Money box.

-What about that little beauty then?

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I think it's reproduction.

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Yeah, "Made in China" is a bit of a giveaway.

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I mean, you've got a little silver candlestick here,

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-a dwarf candlestick.

-Yes.

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-Which would've been...

-Wouldn't have been just a one-off?

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No, this would have been a pair. This would've been a pair.

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-The only nice thing is it's got a Chester hallmark.

-OK.

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Chester's a slightly more unusual hallmark,

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which I think is going to date it at the Edwardian period.

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We're looking at something that's very much 100 years old.

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There's no price on it, so it could be a fiver.

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We could ask.

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-I don't think it is, but it could be.

-Yes, exactly.

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-If it is, it would be quite cheap, wouldn't it?

-That's right.

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Do you want to ask him? Ask the nice chap?

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-How much is this, please?

-£15.

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We want to make a profit. Would you let me have it for £10, please?

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-Please?

-Because you asked nicely, I'll do it for 12.

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Are we being mean, wanting it for ten?

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It is only one, you see, that's the problem.

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-That's right.

-OK, ten.

-Lovely, thank you very much.

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A romantic kiss for a romantic candlestick.

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And a kiss, as well!

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I'm very impressed with you.

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You've spent £10 in ten minutes, that's £1 a minute.

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We've got £300 and I don't think we've got 300 minutes.

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We need to find the other two pretty sharply.

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Your arithmetic is quite right, Mark.

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You've got 50 minutes left, actually.

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Now, how have the Blues used their time, so far?

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What about that? It looks like a monkey, or something.

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It's like the head of a rattle, or something, a baby's rattle.

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It looks like it's silver.

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-Is it a bear, or a monkey?

-It is a bear. Teddy bear.

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I think that's quite a sweet, little thing.

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Bears are collectable,

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although I still think he looks rather like a monkey!

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At the moment that's got 45 on it.

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-30?

-Yes, I'll take 30 quid for it.

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Shall we think about that?

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Because we're still very early in on our hour.

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Would you mind if we have a little think about that?

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-I shall be holding my breath.

-Thanks very much for your time, thank you.

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Uh! I thought we had one there. Chop, chop, please.

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You've got miles of stalls to trawl through today.

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-That's unusual.

-Gosh, it is.

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It's certainly glass!

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-It's a hanging light from the '70s, or '60s.

-It's beautiful.

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-It's very heavy. It's almost like crystals of ice.

-That's right.

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It's actually glass.

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I would think, with the light inside,

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it would reflect really nicely.

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I mean, yeah, it is - in the right areas,

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these are considered really stylish pieces.

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They are back in fashion, aren't they?

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But it's got no price on it, it may be free.

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That would be the day!

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-What do you think?

-Let's think about it.

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OK, we're doing an awful lot of thinking.

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-Would you like an olive scoop?

-Not out of that, probably.

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-No.

-How much?

-Not at £44!

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-Nice, though, isn't it?

-Mmm.

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It's got a whacking crack in it, which is a bit of a shame.

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It's rustic and it's unusual. I've never seen an olive spoon before.

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No, I haven't. Needs to be a lot cheaper than that, though.

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-What about 25?

-What about 110?

-No.

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-Hold on, this is not going the way we want it to go.

-35.

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I normally knock 10% off, that'll be £4.50.

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-I will knock 20% off for the Blues. We like the Blues.

-We do.

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CHARLIE: Do you think anyone will buy that?

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I really, really don't know. It's rustic, it's treen.

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Treen is a piece of wood that's been made into

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something interesting, something useful.

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-There is a crack in there.

-That's what we call patina.

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That's what we call damage.

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You can fill it with chewing gum and put a bit of stain on it.

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How about we do it for 30? Then we've got a deal.

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Go on, then. Twist my arm.

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Are we happy with 30 for it?

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-You like it. Let's do it.

-I think it could go well, yeah.

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-Are you happy with that?

-What, the monkey?

-Yeah.

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-No, the olive scoop.

-Yeah, it's different.

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-I can't see it's going to make much, but it's...

-Yeah, but...

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We either go left, right or straight on,

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bearing in mind we've only spent a tenner and time is ticking away.

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I know, I know, I know.

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-Shall we go there?

-All right.

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Very decisive.

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They've spotted something already.

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What's this?

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Les Gueules Cassees.

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It's obviously off some sort of tomb or something.

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-Yeah.

-Is it bronze?

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It certainly feels a bit like bronze, doesn't it?

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It's got the marks that show there's a bit of copper in it.

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-It's certainly quite decorative.

-I like that.

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It's certainly has a visual, decorative appeal, doesn't it?

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It's not the kind of thing you can buy today.

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It's marked at £35.

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I think it's going to be around £20 to £30 at auction.

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-It depends what the dealer will sell it for.

-Yes.

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-What is your best price on this?

-25 is the very best.

-£25.

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-What do you think about that? It's not a lot of money.

-Not a lot.

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-It leaves enough for the big item.

-Yeah. Shall we...?

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-OK, we'll go for it.

-Let's go for it.

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-I think we'll take it for £25.

-Thank you very much.

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So, Rose is thinking big.

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Now, where are the Blues?

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We've got 20 minutes left.

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Ah, having a team talk.

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-We've bought one item. Do you want to think about the bear?

-Yeah.

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You're a bit reluctant, I can feel it, Charlie.

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I quite like the monkey bear. The bear monkey...

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-Are you sure?

-..thing.

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-I think we really like them for 25, don't we?

-Yeah.

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Maybe we can twist her arm a little bit.

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-Do you two want to go and have a little...

-Yeah, I think so.

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-..persuasive talk with her and I'll...?

-Knock her down a bit more?

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-I'll just hang around here and see what I can find.

-OK.

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I think Gary's got a bit of drive

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and I think he probably will get that bear for 25.

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He's going to haggle with her. He knows what he wants.

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That's what I like about him and he will get it.

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Go for it, Gary.

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Hello, again.

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It's still there.

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We're going to buy the monkey bear after all.

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What did you say?

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We said 35, didn't we?

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-25?

-Any chance we can just squeeze it down?

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30 would be absolutely it.

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Yeah, OK. 30.

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Is that it, then?

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-30 quid seems to be the order of the day.

-Yeah.

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We've got loads of money left, haven't we?

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-Let's find something else for 30 quid.

-Yeah.

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£30? You've got to speculate to accumulate, Gary, old fruit.

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We've got ten minutes left. We need to get a move on.

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-We need to try and find this item, all right?

-Yeah.

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-Right...I'm getting a bit worried now.

-Yeah, I am.

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So you should be.

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Anything grabbing you, guys?

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Apart from the time, that is!

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I'm glad someone's keeping an eye on the time.

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I'm starting to worry about you. That's a made-up piece of junk.

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Junk is the word.

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-The hanging light.

-The hanging light.

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I can't remember where it was. Let's go and find it.

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Let's go and find it.

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Five minutes to go, teams.

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Desperate times call for desperate deals.

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Certainly sort of...

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We've been here before, you know.

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Can you lift it up....?

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-It is quite funky.

-Yeah. It's unusual.

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Is this yours?

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-If you can tell us the price.

-120.

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Do remember the photo frame that we looked at earlier? The Asprey.

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It's got the same initials on. It's stamped underneath.

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It is beautiful quality, but I just think, £200...

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-That's a lot of money for that.

-Yes.

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What is the best price that you'll give us for that?

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I'll do 115, if it'll help you.

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115?

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If you want my honest opinion, sorry, we have run out of time.

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It's going to struggle.

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I think, in the sort of general sale it's going to,

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we'll be lucky if we get 40 or 50 quid for it.

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I might be wrong.

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I think you might be right.

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It's beautifully faceted.

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It's lovely. It's hallmarked and it all matches, presumably.

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190 is the very best I can do.

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-Can we do it 170 and we'll go for it?

-No.

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175, you said.

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-Your choice, my love.

-Yes, go on.

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Seconds to go...

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We've run out of time, it's 115. I'm sorry.

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Yes, I think we'll have to go for it.

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-It's something we like.

-And we'll pray before the auction.

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Oh, looks as if the teams have finished.

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Just as well, because time's up!

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It's now time to sell.

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Today, our teams' lots are going before the bidders of Derbyshire

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at Hansons Auctioneers, but first,

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let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.

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The Reds got all het up about a silver candlestick at £10.

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They took a chance on a French memorial plaque for £25.

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And, back where they started, in a desperate last dash,

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Rose got her glass lamp fitting for £115.

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Rose and Alex, this is exciting, isn't it? Leftover lolly.

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You spent 150. Clean down the middle.

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You gave that lovely Mark Stacey £150.

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What did the genius spend it on?

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I wanted to spend quite a lot of money,

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because I thought £150 wasn't a lot.

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-It doesn't look very much, does it?

-Looks like a box to me!

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A really grotty old box, but actually, when you open it up...

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-I'll help you with this.

-Thank you very much, Tim.

-Look at that.

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-Come on, Rose, come and have a look.

-Come and have a look, Rose.

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You see, you've got a little desk stand here.

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This, I think, slides up like that. Then you lower it.

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-Oh!

-You've got a sort of,

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almost like a travelling campaign, or travelling filing system.

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-I thought it was rather interesting.

-I think it's marvellous.

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I mean, when you look at the back, it's all nicely polished, look.

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So, the thing is made to be freestanding in some way, shape or form.

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It is, Tim.

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I really don't know what it was made for, but I can tell you,

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-because I know you are dying to know.

-Yes, how much?

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-I didn't spend quite all your money, but I spent £130 on it.

-OK.

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How much do you think it's going to get at auction?

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I think it would be estimated something like 100 to 150.

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-It's good. It's lovely. We like it.

-Definitely.

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Decide later, Reds.

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Now, the Blues, and let's remind ourselves

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what the team bought with their £300.

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The Blues were lukewarm on the beechwood olive spoon for £30.

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They were a little warmer about the silver cast teddy bear

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for another £30, but not much.

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But they pulled out all the stops

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for the Asprey silver gilt hip flask,

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oh, yes, at a whopping £180.

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Now, Gary, Charlie, this is exciting, isn't it? Yes.

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The leftover lolly moment. You gave Catherine 60 smackers.

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-Catherine, what did you spend it on?

-OK, well, I bought... Ta-da! This.

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-A bit of novelty silver.

-OK.

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Now, I bought this as a money clip,

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but it could be a paper clip of some description,

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a desk paper clip in the form of a wishbone

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and I thought that was quite novel and quite interesting.

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-How much did you pay for it?

-I paid £48 for it.

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That seems sort of cheap and exotic, doesn't it?

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It's 1905 and I thought it was quite an interesting little thing.

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How much do you think that will actually realise in auction?

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-I'd like to think we've got about a £10-£20 profit there.

-Unusual.

-Yeah.

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-It'll go with your bow tie, Charlie.

-Yes, do you think?

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Cheeky chappie that is, isn't it?

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Well, we'll see. We're now going to auction.

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-So, Rose and Alex, are you feeling confident?

-Definitely.

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You paid £10 for a silver candlestick.

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How you found that for £10, we just can't work out. Here it comes.

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Shown for you there, Chester silver.

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Hallmark for you there, 1908, loaded with a lovely Greek key cast base.

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I'm only bid £20. I'll take two for the Chester silver stick. Come on!

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20, I'll take two now. It's worth that. Two, five, eight, 30.

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Oh, come on! 35. 40. One more. 40 I'll take, sir. 40 and five. 50.

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Five. One more. It wants a good home. It's lonely.

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50. I'll take five now. I'll take one more, sir. Five.

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One more for good luck. "No," he says. 50, I'll take five now.

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You're all out beside me.

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£50, going, all out at £50,

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-going, going, going...

-GAVEL BANGS

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-Well done!

-That's excellent!

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Well done, madam! Well done, that girl. Plus £40.

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-That's not bad, is it?

-TIM MOUTHS

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Right, now, the memorial plaque.

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Where do we start this?

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Do I see £20, please? £20, do I see now? 20 I'll take. Do I see £20?

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It's history before you. 20 I'll take. I'm bid 20, I'll take two now.

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-Come on! 20 I'll take, two now. Do I have two? Two. Five. Eight. 30.

-Ah!

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Two. Five... One more. No more. Your own, sir, at £32. Do I see five now?

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Come on, I'll take one more if it helps you, sir.

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£32, it's bronze, it's solid. I'll take five now. All out at £32...

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-Yes!

-Five, 40. Five. Lady in red, look at me.

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Are you sure? One more for good luck? No! 40. I'll take five now.

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Are you sure? Fair warning, we are going at £40.

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Going once, going twice...

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All out at £40 and selling it...

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-Going, gone.

-GAVEL BANGS

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Now, that's it.

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You have £15 on that, which is brilliant, so you're £55 up.

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You have a profit on two items. Will you get a profit on this?

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Here it comes.

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There it is, it really does look the part. And I'm only bid £40.

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I'll take five for it now. Very stylish, I'll take five now.

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-Come on! 40, I'll take five for it now.

-Oh, dear!

-This isn't good.

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Five now, surely? At £40... I'll take five. Come on!

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40, I'll take one more.

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-40, all done?

-I don't like the look of this.

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It's beside me and around me. I'll take £45. We're selling it at £40...

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-Oh, no!

-Yes, we are, going, going, going... Gone.

-That is minus £75.

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-That is a blow, isn't it?

-Yes, you were right.

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LAUGHTER

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This is no laughing matter!

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It might be a joke to you, but, for our team, it's a disgrace.

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-Anyway, minus £75 - you had £55, now you're minus £20.

-Oh, dear.

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-I mean, such is the helter skelter of life.

-Yes.

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Now, what are we going to do about this military campaign cabinet?

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-We should go for it.

-Go for it.

-Yes, go for it.

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-We're going to go for it. You have got nerves of steel.

-I do, I do.

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You've been right up there, you've been right down there

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and you're going to be going for the bonus buy?

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-This takes courage.

-Yes, definitely.

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Courage beyond the call of duty!

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-We trust Mark.

-You trust Mark Stacey! Here we go.

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More than I do!

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You're going with the bonus buy, the decision is made. Merveilleux!

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There we are, hinged satin birch front

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revealing 17 wonderful metal shelf tiers for your stationery

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or you could convert into whatever you like.

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-I will start this at £100.

-Look at that!

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Do I see 110, please? At £100 now, do I see 110?

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I've got to go at £100, do I see 110 now? Come on!

0:21:170:21:20

-At £100, my bid, do I see 110?

-Yes!

-120. 130. 140 I'm bid.

-Yes!

0:21:200:21:26

140 I'm bid now. Do I see 145? 140 I'm bid now. Do I see 145? Come on!

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-Come on!

-I'll take now 145, sir. One more? "No," he says.

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All out, we sell on commission. Going, all done at £140?

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-Yes, we are.

-There it is. That is a profit of £10.

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You have a £10 profit on that, which means your overall state of play

0:21:470:21:51

after this extraordinary series of joys and disasters is...minus £10.

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-Oh, that's not too bad.

-That is not too bad.

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-Anyway, don't say a word to the Blues.

-Right.

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-Listen, have you been talking to the Reds?

-No.

-Absolutely not.

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-Do you know how they did?

-No, no idea.

-We don't want you to.

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This room is crowded.

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If there's one person who will auction your goods

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to best advantage, it will be Charles Hanson.

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If the worst comes to the worst,

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you've got the wishbone clip to fall back on, yeah?

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Anyway, your first item is the olive scoop.

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Do I see £15? Start me off, come on. Let's see £15, surely?

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-Yes!

-I am bid £15, straight in. Do I see 18 now? Come on!

0:22:340:22:37

-At £15, where's 18 now? At £15, let's see 18. 18. 20. Two.

-Go on!

0:22:370:22:42

Get in there!

0:22:420:22:43

Five. Eight. One more.

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28. 30. Are you sure, sir? No more. At £28, we're going once.

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Going twice. Gone.

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Was it £28? Oh, bad luck, team.

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Minus £2, could have been a lot worse. Here comes the teddy bear.

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Early 20th century, he wants a good home. He really does.

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Do I see £15 for him? And he probably is silver. £15, surely?

0:23:060:23:10

15, do I see? Look at him, he's a bear. 15. 18. 20. I'm out.

0:23:100:23:15

20, I'll take two now. Come on.

0:23:150:23:17

20, I'll take two for a sweet bear. Come on! Two. Five.

0:23:170:23:21

-I like him.

-Something's happening.

-Go, go, go, go!

0:23:210:23:25

"No," he says. At £25...

0:23:250:23:27

-Oh, no!

-He's got to go.

-He's got to go.

0:23:270:23:31

-He really has to go, sir. 28? Why not?

-Ooh!

0:23:310:23:35

-Look at me.

-Do it! £2!

0:23:350:23:39

All out? 30, I'll take two now? Fair warning, I'll take one more.

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-At £30... Sold.

-Wiped its face. Very good, wiped its face.

-That'll do us.

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No profit, no loss. No pain, no shame.

0:23:490:23:51

If you want a fabulous hip flask, here is one.

0:23:510:23:54

Edwardian, it's silver gilt, glass mounted, London, 1905.

0:23:540:24:00

-It's silver gilt. I'm bid £100 straight in.

-Ooh, nice start!

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-Do I see 110 now? 110. 120. 130.

-Go on!

-140. 150. 160. 170.

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-I've got 160. 170. 180. 190. 200. 210.

-You're in profit!

-210.

0:24:120:24:18

-I'm bid 210, it's a wonderful thing.

-So good, 210!

-Do I see 220? Come on!

0:24:180:24:23

Silver gilt Asprey. I'll take now 220. Going once... I'll take 220.

0:24:230:24:29

Going twice. And we sell it at £210. All done?

0:24:290:24:35

-Bingo!

-Well done.

0:24:350:24:38

LAUGHTER

0:24:380:24:39

-You are plus £28.

-Wonderful! Oh!

0:24:390:24:43

Now, what are you going to do about this money clip business?

0:24:430:24:45

-We're going to go for it, anyway.

-The decision is made.

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

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Very, very nice in the form of a wishbone,

0:24:500:24:53

it's extremely novel and, I'm sure you'll agree, very attractive.

0:24:530:24:57

It's London, it's 1905 and we like it. It's a wonderful thing.

0:24:570:25:00

Start me off - do I see £25? 25. Eight. 30. Two. Five. Eight. 40.

0:25:000:25:06

One more? No. £38 now, do I see 40? Come on, it's a really novel thing.

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45. 40 I'll take if it helps you, sir. One more? "No" he says.

0:25:110:25:16

-40, I'll take two now.

-Please!

-Do I see two for good luck? Two. Five.

0:25:160:25:22

-Eight for good luck.

-You're in profit. Yes!

-Two. Five.

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It could be yours, sir, with a little luck. No more? 55, yes or no?

0:25:280:25:32

No. All done to you, sir, at £52. I'll take one more. Come on!

0:25:320:25:38

-All out, fair warning.

-Come on!

0:25:380:25:39

Going, going... Gone to you.

0:25:390:25:41

Well, well, well, that is something else, isn't it?

0:25:410:25:44

-That is £52, yes?

-Yeah.

0:25:440:25:47

£52, that means you are plus four on your bonus buy.

0:25:470:25:50

Well done, Catherine, nothing the matter with that.

0:25:500:25:52

Overall, you are plus £32. Do you think it will be a winning score?

0:25:520:25:56

-Oh, obviously.

-It could be a winning score.

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And it was a winning score. Well done, Blues.

0:25:580:26:02

Coming up, two more teams battling it out at the fair and auction.

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Will they be up for a challenge?

0:26:070:26:09

Meanwhile, we're heading off somewhere absolutely sublime.

0:26:090:26:13

Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire

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was built on the site of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery.

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The original manor house was built in 1561 by Thomas Leigh.

0:26:230:26:27

150 years later, the third Lord Leigh,

0:26:270:26:30

on his return from his Italian grand tour,

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decided to have a huge extension built,

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in the form of this imposing west wing.

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It was completed in 1726 and is, of course, the grand entrance.

0:26:390:26:46

But in the middle of the 18th century, the Leigh family decided

0:26:520:26:56

that they wanted to jolly up

0:26:560:26:58

this already incredibly impressive large entrance hall,

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and they employed a series of stuccoists - plaster workers -

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to create some reliefs that celebrated the life of Hercules.

0:27:090:27:16

The main feature is the central scene,

0:27:160:27:18

showing the ascent of Hercules to Mount Olympus.

0:27:180:27:21

Hercules, with his lion skin, kneels before Jove, with other

0:27:210:27:25

heavenly figures looking on, including Mercury, Mars and Venus.

0:27:250:27:30

The six ovals that run roughly around on the top of the doors

0:27:330:27:38

represent the labours of Hercules.

0:27:380:27:41

But the panel that is my favourite is this fellow over here.

0:27:410:27:46

Now, Hercules is relaxing up underneath a tree.

0:27:480:27:53

And he is leaning on the most enormous club.

0:27:530:27:58

There is a girl lying provocatively on her side, and she's gesturing

0:27:580:28:03

in a suggestive and tempting way, offering him an opportunity

0:28:030:28:08

to come down this gentle slope

0:28:080:28:11

to that rather nice looking palace at the bottom,

0:28:110:28:14

where there's a swimming pool and plenty to drink

0:28:140:28:18

and a disco later.

0:28:180:28:20

The girl on the left, however, is a different kettle of fish.

0:28:200:28:24

She's got all her kit on.

0:28:240:28:27

In fact, she's ready to go and wearing a helmet.

0:28:270:28:30

She's pointing up the hill, a steep climb to a temple at the top,

0:28:300:28:37

where there's absolutely nothing to drink and no fun going on.

0:28:370:28:40

And this is Hercules' dilemma.

0:28:400:28:44

Does he go with the girl

0:28:440:28:46

who represents sloth and wanton behaviour?

0:28:460:28:50

Or does he go with the girl that represents virtue?

0:28:500:28:54

And if you look at Hercules's face, he is enigmatic.

0:28:540:28:59

We cannot tell which way he's going to turn.

0:28:590:29:03

Such is the human condition.

0:29:030:29:05

But what a brilliant job the plasterers have done.

0:29:050:29:10

All in all, this thing is a tour de force.

0:29:100:29:14

Back at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground,

0:29:170:29:20

we're about to find out whether our next two teams can choose wisely,

0:29:200:29:23

so that they make a decent profit at auction. Let's meet them.

0:29:230:29:26

Well, for the Reds today,

0:29:260:29:28

we've got Alison and Alison and Alison and Alison.

0:29:280:29:32

And for the Blues, we've got father and son Clive and Paul. Hello.

0:29:320:29:35

-Hello, Tim.

-Hello.

-How lovely to see you all.

0:29:350:29:37

So, Alison and Alison.

0:29:370:29:39

Alison H, how are we going to tell you two Alisons apart?

0:29:390:29:42

Well, when we worked together a long time ago,

0:29:420:29:44

because I was quite a bit taller than Alison,

0:29:440:29:46

unfortunately, I was big Alison and she was little Alison.

0:29:460:29:49

She's not happy about it.

0:29:490:29:51

I'm not happy about it, but I've learned to live with that.

0:29:510:29:53

No, quite. And how did you two meet, Alison J?

0:29:530:29:56

I applied for a temporary job at a school, a maternity leave,

0:29:560:30:00

and she was my boss.

0:30:000:30:01

And 30 years later, we're still friends.

0:30:010:30:04

What's your tactic today, you two girls?

0:30:040:30:06

Something small.

0:30:060:30:07

Something small, something we like, perhaps some silver. Er...

0:30:070:30:12

Are you going to spend the lot?

0:30:120:30:13

-We're going to try.

-Are you?

0:30:130:30:15

-Yeah.

-That's the fighting spirit that I like.

0:30:150:30:17

It's the common room coming to the fore.

0:30:170:30:19

-Brilliant. And good luck with that, girls.

-Thank you.

0:30:190:30:22

Now, likely lads, Clive and Paul.

0:30:220:30:25

Clive, let's start with you. What do you do for a living?

0:30:250:30:28

Painter and decorator, but in my...with my wisdom,

0:30:280:30:32

I like to class myself as a wall covering technician.

0:30:320:30:35

-A wall covering technician. I like that.

-Good, isn't it?

0:30:350:30:38

So, Paul, are you a bit of a collector yourself?

0:30:380:30:41

Yeah, I collect. It's hard to admit this, being a man,

0:30:410:30:44

but I do like my Disney figures.

0:30:440:30:45

-Do you?

-I've got a few of them. I collect Wade Disney figures.

0:30:450:30:48

So, what sort of things

0:30:480:30:49

are you two rogues going to be looking out for today, then?

0:30:490:30:52

My practice would be buy cheap.

0:30:520:30:55

And what do you think, Paul?

0:30:550:30:57

I'll be looking for something a bit more retro, 1950s signage,

0:30:570:31:00

something like that. Bit of fun.

0:31:000:31:01

I think my dad thinks it's his money,

0:31:010:31:03

so I don't think we'll get rid of it, to be honest.

0:31:030:31:05

Come on. You've got to share.

0:31:050:31:08

Talking about money, this is the money moment.

0:31:080:31:11

-Here you go with your £300.

-Nice.

-£300 apiece.

0:31:110:31:13

-Thank you.

-You know the rules. Your experts await. And off you go!

0:31:130:31:17

Very, very, very good luck.

0:31:170:31:18

I've got quite a lot of decorating that needs doing myself.

0:31:180:31:21

Two Alisons. Two teachers.

0:31:230:31:26

Double trouble.

0:31:260:31:27

Do you know, I was hoping you weren't going to say that,

0:31:270:31:31

because I feel that I'm going to have a very long day today.

0:31:310:31:35

Have we got a plan of action?

0:31:350:31:36

-Um...

-Buy cheap and sell dear.

0:31:360:31:39

Any ideas of what you would like to be able to find today?

0:31:390:31:42

Um...

0:31:420:31:43

-Like lots of other people, we like silver.

-Yeah.

0:31:430:31:47

-Small and silver.

-Delicate.

0:31:470:31:50

Or perhaps something small and wooden, treen.

0:31:500:31:53

-Retro style.

-Yeah, tin signs, shop signs, cycle signs.

0:31:530:31:58

Well, let's go and find something small, delicate and valuable.

0:31:580:32:02

You do know that these plans never materialise?

0:32:020:32:05

-No.

-Of course.

0:32:050:32:07

Oh, Catherine, at least the boys HAVE a plan!

0:32:070:32:09

£5 and under!

0:32:090:32:11

No, no. You've got £300 to spend, so we've got quite a lot of money.

0:32:110:32:16

That's right! Spend big! Nothing cheap, please.

0:32:160:32:18

It looks like a tea caddy, but it's not silver.

0:32:180:32:21

-And it's not small. And it's not delicate.

-But it is wood.

0:32:210:32:24

We are looking at a tortoiseshell card case here.

0:32:240:32:26

It needs a little bit of TLC, just like us.

0:32:260:32:29

I know the feeling, yeah.

0:32:290:32:31

Oh, hang on. Is this a good buy?

0:32:310:32:33

With the Bakelite phones, it's difficult,

0:32:330:32:36

because you've got to be...

0:32:360:32:37

There's collectors of these,

0:32:370:32:39

and certain colours are more collectable than others.

0:32:390:32:43

-A red is more collectable than a black.

-Right. Right.

0:32:430:32:46

Different styles, as well.

0:32:460:32:47

I think you've got to really know that market.

0:32:470:32:50

Hmm. I didn't think so.

0:32:500:32:51

I wouldn't buy it.

0:32:510:32:52

No. Have the Reds hung up on their expert?

0:32:520:32:55

-That's nice.

-I wouldn't try to force it open.

0:32:550:32:57

-Mark!

-Mark.

-We need you!

0:32:570:32:59

I'm having a little mooch while they're not looking.

0:32:590:33:02

Can we...?

0:33:020:33:04

Can we pick your brains, please?

0:33:040:33:07

-Oh, is he busy?

-He's busy.

-He's busy.

0:33:070:33:09

Hello!

0:33:090:33:11

What do you think about that stationery box?

0:33:110:33:13

Victorian oak.

0:33:130:33:15

Victorian oak. £220.

0:33:150:33:18

Let's have a look inside. It's quite nice inside, isn't it?

0:33:180:33:20

Quite nicely decorated.

0:33:200:33:22

I think I prefer the candlestick.

0:33:220:33:24

-OK. Right.

-Fair enough.

0:33:240:33:26

-But I have found a possible alternative for you.

-Oh, right.

0:33:260:33:29

We thought you'd find something you were interested in.

0:33:290:33:31

Shall I show you something?

0:33:310:33:33

-Yes, please.

-I don't know what that is. It's quite nice.

0:33:330:33:35

-It's got its faults.

-Like we all have.

0:33:350:33:38

Like we all have.

0:33:380:33:40

-But it's a sugar shaker.

-Yes.

-Yes.

0:33:400:33:42

So you've got a fairly plain glass,

0:33:420:33:45

but it has got a little flash cutting on it.

0:33:450:33:50

Nice clean lines.

0:33:500:33:51

So what age is that, then?

0:33:510:33:53

I think that would date to the sort of '30s.

0:33:530:33:56

The gentleman said it was £35.

0:33:560:33:58

Right. Would you do it for 25?

0:33:580:34:01

No.

0:34:010:34:02

I'll make it 30.

0:34:020:34:03

I'd take a risk at 28, but if not, I wouldn't.

0:34:030:34:07

-28?

-Yes. Yes.

-Are you happy with that?

0:34:070:34:09

28? 28.

0:34:090:34:11

Yes, that's great. Thank you.

0:34:110:34:12

-Thank you very much. There we are, that's our first purchase.

-Yes!

0:34:120:34:16

Sweet! The Alisons score their first hit,

0:34:160:34:20

but the Blues seem to have rather more expensive taste.

0:34:200:34:23

This is £700.

0:34:230:34:25

-Is it?

-So it's going straight back.

-£700?!

0:34:250:34:28

But it's a walking stick with a snake intertwined.

0:34:280:34:32

Isn't it beautiful?

0:34:320:34:33

-It's beautiful.

-It's been stuck on there.

0:34:330:34:36

-Put it back.

-OK. HE LAUGHS

0:34:360:34:38

What about a spirit level?

0:34:380:34:39

Ever need a spirit level in your game?

0:34:410:34:43

Is it plumbed up, though, is it?

0:34:430:34:44

-All right. What's he got on that?

-What do you think it's worth?

0:34:440:34:47

-You're an interior...

-£3.

-20 quid.

0:34:470:34:49

Well, that's what he's asking, so...

0:34:490:34:52

It's actually useful.

0:34:520:34:53

I think we could get it for 10, though.

0:34:530:34:56

Oh, yeah. Definitely.

0:34:560:34:58

How old do you think this is?

0:34:580:35:01

'30s. 1930s, I should say.

0:35:010:35:04

-Nice hardwood.

-I think it's a nice hardwood, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:35:050:35:09

-I wonder if he would give it to us for 10.

-Try him.

0:35:090:35:11

-Do you want it or not?

-It's one item.

-You are not excited, are you?

0:35:110:35:15

-I'm not excited at all.

-You're not going to get 50 quid for it.

0:35:150:35:17

Getting a decorator enthusiastic about a spirit level is tricky!

0:35:170:35:22

The Red team, though, have picked up the pace.

0:35:220:35:25

Come on, Alison. Keep up, dear.

0:35:250:35:28

Have you got a penknife? We'll sign something on the bottom.

0:35:280:35:32

THEY LAUGH

0:35:320:35:33

-You could have added value to that.

-We could.

-Well, do you like it?

0:35:330:35:37

You'll think I'm sad, because I do, yeah.

0:35:370:35:39

We're thinking about an awful lot at the moment.

0:35:390:35:41

-Oh.

-I nearly stepped on something valuable.

0:35:410:35:44

I really like those.

0:35:440:35:46

I know they're penguins, but they remind me of the Guinness toucans.

0:35:460:35:50

I just think they're...

0:35:500:35:51

Toucans, of course, can fly... and they're very colourful.

0:35:510:35:54

-Yes.

-But apart from that, they are very close to penguins(!)

0:35:540:35:57

THEY LAUGH

0:35:570:35:59

He's got your measure, Ali!

0:35:590:36:01

Who's got a degree in ornithology around here?

0:36:010:36:03

I think it's a similar shape.

0:36:030:36:05

-Clearly not you.

-No, not me!

0:36:050:36:07

Doesn't membership of the RSPB count?

0:36:070:36:09

-No, it doesn't.

-No, clearly not!

0:36:090:36:12

I'd hate to see what birds you've recorded in your garden!

0:36:120:36:16

Apologies to any twitchers out there.

0:36:160:36:19

Meanwhile, the Blue team are having a confab.

0:36:190:36:22

I'm going to scoot back and have a look at that spirit level.

0:36:220:36:25

See if I can nail him down to a tenner.

0:36:250:36:26

Yeah. See, we don't want it for 15.

0:36:260:36:28

We want it for less than that, don't we?

0:36:280:36:30

-Work your magic!

-We can do it.

0:36:300:36:33

-Do you want to go and support him?

-Yeah, yeah.

0:36:330:36:35

I tell you what, I'll just sit down and put my feet up.

0:36:350:36:38

While Catherine takes the weight off,

0:36:380:36:40

can those Blue boys level the score?

0:36:400:36:43

-How did you get on?

-We got the spirit level.

-Yeah.

0:36:430:36:45

-Yeah?

-£12.

-Big bucks.

-£12?

-Big money.

0:36:450:36:48

-Well, you sound ecstatic(!)

-Over the moon.

-Yeah, I can tell.

0:36:480:36:51

You're really... really excited about...!

0:36:510:36:54

Thank goodness the Blues finally got excited about something,

0:36:540:36:57

even if it is a spirit level.

0:36:570:36:59

At £12, it has to be a bargain.

0:36:590:37:01

An item each, and Mark's speaking his mind.

0:37:010:37:04

Let's carry on looking.

0:37:040:37:06

Let's try and find something of quality, shall we?

0:37:060:37:08

-Thank you.

-Thank you.

0:37:080:37:10

No, I didn't mean it quite like that. You know what I...

0:37:100:37:12

That came out all wrong, didn't it?

0:37:120:37:14

-Oh, dear. How to make friends and influence people.

-Oops!

0:37:140:37:18

Mark, could we look at this rocking chair?

0:37:180:37:22

So, tell me... Tell me why you like it so much.

0:37:220:37:25

I like the shape at the back

0:37:250:37:27

and I like the way that that comes out in the middle there,

0:37:270:37:30

and I just think rocking chairs are quite sort of gentle.

0:37:300:37:32

-Can I have a sit on it?

-Have a little sit on it, Alison.

0:37:320:37:35

I mean, I'm not joking...

0:37:350:37:37

Well, no, it's whether...

0:37:370:37:39

Actually, it's comfy, and it's little.

0:37:390:37:41

-What did he say the price was?

-I think he said 30 quid, I think.

0:37:410:37:44

-Well, why don't you offer him 20?

-No, he said 35.

-Yes.

0:37:440:37:48

-He said 30, I think.

-You don't want to take it home, do you?

0:37:480:37:51

-20?

-I'll tell you what - I'll meet you halfway. 25.

0:37:510:37:55

-I think we...

-Yeah.

-Yeah, OK.

0:37:550:37:57

-Thank you.

-Yeah, that's great.

-Thank you very much.

0:37:570:37:59

-Are you happy with that?

-Silver and treen and little and delicate.

0:37:590:38:02

-Well, I wouldn't call it treen.

-No, but I could...

0:38:020:38:06

-Well, it's little.

-It's little? In terms of what?

0:38:060:38:10

In terms of a massive great big throne chair, it's little.

0:38:100:38:14

-Yes.

-But if you're collecting treen,

0:38:140:38:16

-you wouldn't come out and buy an Ercol chair, would you?

-Well...

0:38:160:38:19

-Yeah, but...

-So, the logic, madam...

0:38:190:38:21

-There's no logic.

-But you did say...

-We're women.

0:38:210:38:23

Ah, now we've got to... Ah, you see? Women teachers of no logic.

0:38:230:38:27

-I'm doomed. I'm doomed.

-You said if we liked something, and I like that.

0:38:270:38:31

Well, someone has to, Alison. Now, I spy with my little eye...

0:38:310:38:36

What do you think about this?

0:38:360:38:37

Now, I was attracted to it because of the handle.

0:38:400:38:43

-Mm, what is it?

-It's shagreen, which is ray-skin.

-Right.

0:38:430:38:46

Magnifying glass.

0:38:460:38:47

And it's got the name...the maker's name stamped on the bottom.

0:38:470:38:51

Where's the man? Where is he?

0:38:510:38:53

Go and have a word with him, see what he can do on that.

0:38:530:38:58

-Or shall I have a word?

-One of you needs to.

0:38:580:39:00

-I'll do it. Where is he?

-Is there anything else...?

0:39:000:39:02

I've found nothing that's jumping out at me.

0:39:020:39:04

-Nothing at all.

-Have you not?

-No.

-What can we do on this?

0:39:040:39:07

Catherine's got these boys under control.

0:39:070:39:09

They're just going to check how much the magnifying glass is, right?

0:39:090:39:12

-£50, bought, we've got a product.

-Have you just bought it?

0:39:140:39:18

-Yeah, we've had it.

-£50.

-There you are.

0:39:180:39:22

Turn your back for five minutes, Catherine.

0:39:220:39:24

But the good news is, they've got two in the bag.

0:39:240:39:27

-See if we can find something of...

-BOTH:

-Quality.

0:39:290:39:33

-At the right...

-BOTH:

-Price.

0:39:330:39:35

Huh! Well, will our teachers memorise Mark's mantra or not?

0:39:350:39:39

-We've got some silver.

-Well, can't we have any more?

0:39:390:39:43

No, you can. You can have whatever you want.

0:39:430:39:45

As you've seen with the rocking chair.

0:39:450:39:47

Let it go, Mark, eh?

0:39:470:39:49

..sit in a room really nicely

0:39:490:39:51

next to a Ercol rocking chair, don't you?

0:39:510:39:53

No, really, Mark, let it go, old fruit.

0:39:530:39:55

-You've got 20 minutes left.

-Right, OK.

0:39:550:39:57

I don't want you to look at old tins,

0:39:570:39:59

kitchen signs or royal memorabilia.

0:39:590:40:01

You're getting cross with us now.

0:40:010:40:02

No, I'm getting firm with you. There's a difference.

0:40:020:40:05

-Sounds grumpy to me.

-Oh, dear.

0:40:050:40:07

Looks like there's going to be a bit of a fight in the playground.

0:40:070:40:10

But I'm not sure the Blues are getting on any better.

0:40:100:40:13

We'll see. Let's get a bit of furniture, then.

0:40:130:40:16

I'm... Do you know what?

0:40:160:40:18

-I'm not going to say anything...

-But...

0:40:180:40:20

-..or show you anything...

-But...

-..for the next 20 minutes.

0:40:200:40:23

No, no buts.

0:40:230:40:25

-I'm keeping zipped.

-Right.

-Let's have a look.

0:40:250:40:28

Come on, then, Paul.

0:40:280:40:29

-Get your brains into organisation, young man.

-I'm trying.

0:40:290:40:32

Looks like the boys need to go it alone

0:40:320:40:35

to find themselves that final bargain.

0:40:350:40:37

Ahhh!

0:40:390:40:41

Here you are, then, Paul, have a look at that.

0:40:410:40:44

-It's walnut.

-Yeah.

-It's definitely not MDF.

0:40:440:40:47

-Lovely Bakelite handles.

-I like it.

0:40:470:40:49

But it's a little bit more specialised-ish.

0:40:500:40:53

-And what price we're going to get for it, you know what I mean?

-Mm.

0:40:530:40:56

-I want to go for that. It's either that or the banjo.

-A huge gamble.

0:40:560:40:59

That's a big risk, boys. £280.

0:40:590:41:02

-Yeah?

-Yeah, if we get the right price.

0:41:020:41:04

Let's have a word with the man.

0:41:040:41:05

-I'm not taking it on my head, though.

-It's your problem.

0:41:050:41:08

I'm washing my hands of you two.

0:41:080:41:10

What are we going to do on this one, then, the walnut Deco?

0:41:100:41:14

-185.

-It's got to be 150s.

0:41:140:41:16

-175, that's my very best.

-Oh, dear.

0:41:160:41:19

-Otherwise it's going back on the van.

-Hang on, just let me sit down.

0:41:190:41:22

I've gone all dizzy. Can't be that much money in the world.

0:41:220:41:26

165, that's our top. We can't risk...

0:41:260:41:30

-165.

-170, that's it.

0:41:300:41:32

Catherine just can't take her eyes off that sideboard.

0:41:320:41:35

-But it's a big risk.

-I'll do 170.

0:41:350:41:37

But the boys have gone ahead and bought it anyway.

0:41:370:41:39

I'll make the decision on this one.

0:41:390:41:41

-Son takes charge.

-Pleasure being robbed.

0:41:410:41:44

That's the Blues all done,

0:41:440:41:46

and the pressure's beginning to show on Mark.

0:41:460:41:49

-Are you listening here?

-Sorry. I'm trying to see whose it is.

0:41:490:41:52

-Well, don't worry about seeing who it is.

-OK.

0:41:520:41:54

-We're talking about the object.

-Yes Mark, yes.

0:41:540:41:57

-This is quite pretty.

-Is it?

0:41:580:42:00

-It's a silver frame.

-Is it?

0:42:000:42:02

-Do you like it?

-Well, how do you know...? Can you tell it's silver?

0:42:030:42:06

-Well, it's hallmarked there.

-BOTH: Oh, right.

0:42:060:42:09

I think the two schoolteachers are great fun.

0:42:090:42:12

I'd love to go out for an evening of debauchtion with them.

0:42:120:42:15

In terms of buying antiques, they haven't got a clue.

0:42:150:42:18

Headteacher is not amused.

0:42:180:42:20

Come on! The clock's ticking.

0:42:200:42:23

-Alison...

-What have you found now, then?

0:42:230:42:25

-Oh, I like that.

-What do you think of that?

0:42:250:42:27

-Yeah, plant it in the conservatory.

-Yes.

-That would be great.

0:42:270:42:30

But I'd like it much better if was about 55.

0:42:300:42:32

-How much is it, then?

-70.

-70's the best, apparently.

0:42:320:42:36

But it's... I mean, obviously, it's a fish dish, isn't it?

0:42:360:42:39

-Could you keep goldfish in this?

-A lot of them.

-Not for long.

0:42:390:42:43

-65 quid for that. You know...

-Oh, can't we do a nice round figure?

0:42:430:42:47

-Split the difference?

-Do us a favour, please.

0:42:470:42:50

60 quid, come on.

0:42:500:42:52

-And you have...

-Yes!

-Are you happy with 60?

-Yeah.

-Ohh!

0:42:520:42:55

-Thank you very much.

-I like that.

0:42:550:42:56

-I like that.

-I like that as well.

-Oh, my goodness!

0:42:560:42:58

-We all like something.

-All three of us like it.

0:42:580:43:00

Thank goodness for that.

0:43:000:43:02

Finally, the Reds manage to get full marks from teacher.

0:43:020:43:06

Time, ladies and gentlemen, please. The hour is up.

0:43:070:43:11

The shopping's done. Time to go to auction.

0:43:110:43:14

And we've returned to Hansons Auctioneers in Derbyshire,

0:43:140:43:17

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

0:43:170:43:20

The silver-topped glass sugar shaker for £28 had it all -

0:43:200:43:25

small, silver and delicate.

0:43:250:43:27

The Alisons disobeyed the headmaster

0:43:270:43:29

and went ahead with the 1970s Ercol rocking chair for £25.

0:43:290:43:34

And harmony descended on the team

0:43:340:43:37

when they bought the copper Arts and Crafts fish kettle for £60.

0:43:370:43:42

Now, Ali H, Ali J, this is your moment for the bonus buy.

0:43:420:43:45

What did Mark spend all that leftover lolly on?

0:43:450:43:49

You had £187.

0:43:490:43:53

-Such a lot.

-Such a lot.

0:43:530:43:56

-But I spent...it on this.

-Oh, my goodness.

0:43:560:43:59

Now, this is, I think, rather interesting.

0:43:590:44:01

This is a Victorian ceremonial whistle.

0:44:010:44:04

It comes in two parts. It's silver, all solid silver.

0:44:040:44:07

Around about 1876, something like that.

0:44:070:44:11

-I think that's really pretty.

-Quite heavy, isn't it?

0:44:110:44:13

-Are you going to give it a blow?

-Go on, then.

-Oh, yeah.

-Go on.

0:44:130:44:16

-SHRILL WHISTLE

-Oh!

-Yes!

-It works.

0:44:160:44:19

-It's good, that is.

-Oh, I love a whistle, don't you?

-Yes.

0:44:190:44:23

-Yes, sometimes!

-Do you want to know what I paid?

0:44:230:44:25

I daren't ask... for such a little thing.

0:44:250:44:28

-But a quality thing.

-Absolutely.

0:44:280:44:30

-Size isn't always important.

-Absolutely not.

0:44:300:44:32

-I only paid £80 for it.

-It's lovely.

-No, it's really nice.

0:44:320:44:36

-You like it, you girls, anyway?

-Yes, well done.

0:44:360:44:38

-Well, that's good, Mark.

-Well done.

0:44:380:44:40

Decide later, you Reds, but in the meanwhile,

0:44:400:44:42

let's discuss the Blue team's three items.

0:44:420:44:45

Time for a little reminder.

0:44:450:44:47

Clive got his cheap and cheerful way,

0:44:470:44:49

buying this hardwood spirit level for a mere £12.

0:44:490:44:53

But he couldn't hide his chagrin having to fork out 50 smackers

0:44:530:44:58

for the shagreen-handled brass magnifying glass.

0:44:580:45:02

Paul came over all decisive

0:45:020:45:03

with this walnut Art Deco sideboard with Bakelite handles,

0:45:030:45:07

agreeing the £170 price.

0:45:070:45:09

So, guys, this is the leftover lolly moment.

0:45:110:45:14

£68 you gave to Catherine to go and find you something delicious.

0:45:140:45:17

What did you find, Catherine?

0:45:170:45:19

Now, I absolutely love, love, love this,

0:45:190:45:21

and I really hope you will, too.

0:45:210:45:23

-Are you ready?

-Mm-hm.

-Let's have a go.

0:45:230:45:25

Victorian rule.

0:45:250:45:26

You open up... Let me just do it with a little tug.

0:45:260:45:30

We've got a pencil end this end, quill pen at that end.

0:45:300:45:33

-Like it.

-Isn't that just absolutely gorgeous?

0:45:330:45:36

How much was it, then?

0:45:360:45:37

Well, I paid every single penny that you gave me - £68.

0:45:370:45:40

-£68.

-But let me tell you, this is solid silver.

0:45:400:45:43

-This is hallmarked 1881. Each part is hallmarked.

-Right.

0:45:430:45:47

And it's absolutely lovely. Don't you think it's beautiful?

0:45:470:45:50

-It is nice.

-Do you like it?

-Mm.

0:45:500:45:52

-Is there a profit in it?

-Of course, yes.

0:45:520:45:54

-There is a profit in this.

-I would have said so.

-Definitely.

0:45:540:45:57

-Plenty of lead in your pencil there, Paul.

-Oh! Dear, dear, dear.

0:45:570:46:01

-That'll fly by, that will.

-Do you think?

-Yes.

0:46:010:46:05

-Yeah.

-I'm open-minded, to be honest. I'm open-minded.

0:46:050:46:08

-Are you?

-You don't like it, Paul, do you?

0:46:080:46:11

Well, we've already got a spirit level, so it's like a mini version.

0:46:110:46:15

So, there's two items that's going to fly out the window.

0:46:150:46:17

-I was so excited about this.

-It is nice, Catherine.

0:46:170:46:20

I can see that, Catherine.

0:46:200:46:21

And why shouldn't you be excited? It's a lovely object.

0:46:210:46:24

Will the Blues be persuaded, though? We'll see.

0:46:240:46:27

The auctioneer, Charles Hanson, is ready to sell, so let's go.

0:46:270:46:30

So, you two girls, you share the same name,

0:46:300:46:34

but do you share the same sense of apprehension

0:46:340:46:37

right at the beginning of the auction?

0:46:370:46:39

I think it's exciting.

0:46:390:46:41

-I'm excited as well.

-Are you excited as well?

0:46:410:46:43

Your first item is the sugar shaker, and here it comes.

0:46:430:46:48

Where do we start lot 180? Well...

0:46:480:46:50

Do I see £20? It's silver-topped, and look at it.

0:46:500:46:53

It's a wonderful thing. Come on. And you can use it, too.

0:46:530:46:56

20 I'll take. It's silver-topped. Come on.

0:46:560:46:58

20 I'm bid. I'll take 2 now. Come on.

0:46:580:47:00

-20 I'm bid. I'll take 2.

-Come on.

-5. It's silver.

0:47:000:47:02

-8, 30.

-Yes, yes!

0:47:020:47:04

2, 5, 8. 40.

0:47:040:47:06

One more for good luck, sir. The big 4-0.

0:47:060:47:09

45 it could be yours, 45, 50 now!

0:47:090:47:12

-50.

-Yes!

-Are you sure?

0:47:120:47:13

You've come so far, sir, but thank you!

0:47:130:47:15

THEY LAUGH

0:47:150:47:17

At £45 we're going once, going twice and we're selling it at £45.

0:47:170:47:22

-Yes, we are!

-That's £17, that is so good.

0:47:220:47:25

Only brilliant auctioneering.

0:47:250:47:27

-Now, your Ercol...

-My number now, 181.

0:47:270:47:30

Where do we start? I'm only bid here £20, I'm bid.

0:47:300:47:32

-See?

-I'll take 2 now. Ercol, great name! 258, sir.

0:47:320:47:37

I'm bid 30 and 2, I'm out. Do I see 5? 38? 40, madam?

0:47:370:47:42

-5, one more, sir.

-I don't believe it.

-I'll take five now, come on!

0:47:420:47:47

-40 I'll take. 5, 50, 60, 65, 70.

-Yes! Look at this!

0:47:470:47:53

-One more for good luck.

-70!

-I'll take... £68?

0:47:530:47:57

68? 68? 70!

0:47:570:48:00

So the big 70, you're not there yet, 72!

0:48:000:48:04

No, but thank you very much, madam, we appreciate it.

0:48:050:48:08

I'll take 72, we are selling... 2, 5...

0:48:080:48:12

THEY LAUGH

0:48:120:48:13

-Are you sure? Thank you. One more! No, he says.

-Go on, sir.

0:48:130:48:18

At £72 and we say sale to you, sir.

0:48:180:48:21

Going, going, gone!

0:48:210:48:23

£72.

0:48:230:48:24

-Well that is phenomenal, £72.

-You owe me a drink!

0:48:240:48:29

182, showing for you now and I'm only bid here 30, I'll take 5 now.

0:48:290:48:34

It's a period piece and good. 5, 40, 5.

0:48:340:48:37

I'm bid 50 and 5, I'm out.

0:48:370:48:40

5, come on, it's Newlyn style, do I see 60, 5?

0:48:400:48:44

You've come so far. 5, 70, 5.

0:48:440:48:48

80, 90. I'll take 5.

0:48:480:48:52

£80, sir, and it could be yours.

0:48:520:48:54

-It's a period piece.

-Brilliant!

-80, I'll take 5 now, come on.

0:48:540:48:58

-5! Oh, my goodness me!

-Well done, Charles.

0:48:580:49:01

90, 5, he'll go one more, I'm sure, sir.

0:49:010:49:04

90! Oh, that helped!

0:49:040:49:07

90 all done, we sell to you, sir. Going once, going twice,

0:49:070:49:11

-and we sell at £90 all done.

-I don't believe it.

0:49:110:49:15

Stick with us, Mark, you could have a career.

0:49:150:49:17

What can you say? £90.

0:49:170:49:19

Listen, girls, you are plus 30 on the fish kettle.

0:49:190:49:24

I can't believe that.

0:49:240:49:26

You were plus 64 before,

0:49:260:49:28

-which means you are plus £94!

-Wow!

0:49:280:49:32

Now, that is quite something else, isn't it?

0:49:320:49:35

You only spent £113 and you've made £94 profit on £113 expenditure

0:49:350:49:42

-which is very, very fair.

-Really? That's brilliant!

0:49:420:49:44

Now, what are you going to do about this whistle for the bonus buy?

0:49:440:49:47

You have so much money in the bank that you don't need to worry

0:49:470:49:50

-about doing it.

-Don't be offended, but I think we should stick.

-Really?

0:49:500:49:53

-Do you?

-Oh, you think we should go ahead?

0:49:530:49:56

I think... Oh, I'm not supposed to say anything.

0:49:560:49:58

-I...

-Do you want to stick?

0:49:580:50:00

-I would go with Mark.

-Oh, go with Mark then.

0:50:000:50:03

I think he deserves it for the disappointment.

0:50:030:50:06

Yes. Because of my rocking chair.

0:50:060:50:08

-Well done. It was my fish kettle.

-Yeah!

-You did make a profit.

0:50:080:50:12

-60 something.

-OK, chop chop, what are we doing about the bonus buy?

0:50:120:50:14

-Yeah, we're going with it.

-Are we going with the bonus buy?

-Yeah.

0:50:140:50:17

-Yes, we think so.

-We're going with the bonus buy, the decision's made.

0:50:170:50:20

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

-185.

0:50:200:50:23

-I'm bid straight in at £80.

-Oh!

0:50:230:50:27

I'll take 5 now

0:50:270:50:28

for the mid-Victorian silver whistle in case.

0:50:280:50:30

Come on! 80, I'm bid, do I see 5 now? 80 I'm bid, 5, 95, 100, 110.

0:50:300:50:36

I've got 120, 130. I'll be out...

0:50:360:50:38

-And you wanted to stick!

-Sorry.

0:50:380:50:41

130 now. It's a wonderful thing at 120, I'll take 125. All done?

0:50:410:50:46

Fair warning, all out? Yes, we are, all done.

0:50:460:50:49

GAVEL BANGS

0:50:490:50:50

-Well done!

-Oh, well done, Mark.

-That is plus 40. Well done, Mark.

0:50:500:50:54

Couldn't do better than that which means you are plus £134.

0:50:540:50:57

# Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo! #

0:50:570:51:00

-Well done!

-This is folding money, right? Folding money.

0:51:000:51:04

This is almost a handbag full.

0:51:040:51:06

Now, listen, don't say a word to those Blues.

0:51:060:51:11

No point spoiling their day.

0:51:110:51:13

Now, boys, Catherine, do you know how the Reds got on?

0:51:180:51:21

-I haven't got a clue.

-No idea, no idea.

0:51:210:51:24

And we don't want you to either.

0:51:240:51:26

First up though, is the level and here it comes.

0:51:260:51:28

Lot 200, where do we start?

0:51:280:51:30

Well, at 200 I'm only bid here at £20.

0:51:300:51:34

-I'll take 5 now. 5, 35, 45.

-Look at this!

0:51:340:51:38

At 45 now, do I see 50? Come on!

0:51:380:51:41

Who's the Daddy?

0:51:410:51:43

-Hey, that was my idea.

-Oh, all right then.

-At £45, 50 please?

0:51:430:51:47

-Yes!

-Come on! 60! Oh, come on! One more for good luck!

0:51:470:51:52

-60!

-Yes!

-70! That's it, she says. Out. You're in, sir.

0:51:520:51:58

Fair warning, all done? We say sale! At £65 we say sale.

0:51:580:52:02

-That is...

-Thank you very much.

-Just amazing! Plus £53!

-That's brilliant.

0:52:020:52:08

201. Where do we start? Well, 30 I am bid now, I'll take 5, come on!

0:52:080:52:12

30 I'm bid, do I see 5 now? 30 I'm bid, do I see 5? Come on!

0:52:120:52:16

-One more do I see?

-BOTH: Come on!

0:52:160:52:18

30, I'll take 5, come on, it's shagreen! Hands go up!

0:52:180:52:21

5, 40, 5, in the doorway, sir.

0:52:210:52:25

35, now, do I see 40 over there? Come on, it's a good thing.

0:52:250:52:30

-It is a good thing.

-40, 5, 50.

-Yes!

0:52:300:52:34

60, 5, one more, you've come so far, sir. One more?

0:52:340:52:39

5, 70! Are you sure?

0:52:390:52:43

But thank you.

0:52:430:52:44

You're in, sir, I'll take now, 70 or we sell it, fair warning, all done.

0:52:440:52:48

You're out now, madam. We say sale at £65.

0:52:480:52:52

-Going once, going twice and we sell it to the gentleman.

-Yes.

-Yes!

0:52:520:52:57

-That is plus £15, you are doing so well.

-We're doing well.

0:52:570:53:00

-You've got 68...

-Here we go.

-Lot three.

0:53:000:53:05

202, we have got some interest here. I've got two bids.

0:53:050:53:09

BOTH: Oh!

0:53:090:53:11

-I'm bid... there's a phone line. Hello, Miss.

-Ooh!

-Oh, I like it.

0:53:110:53:14

Miss White's on the phone.

0:53:140:53:16

The phone line as well and I am bid here 40, I'll take 5 for it now.

0:53:160:53:19

40, I'll take 5, at £40, 5, 55. 65. 75. 85.

0:53:190:53:26

ALL: Come on, come on, come on.

0:53:260:53:28

85, 100, 110. I'm out. At 110 now.

0:53:280:53:31

Do I see 120 on the phone?

0:53:310:53:33

-Get your wallets out!

-110, Miss White, come in at 120.

0:53:330:53:37

-120, 130, sir.

-Come on! Come on! Come on!

-140, 150!

0:53:370:53:42

-It's evocative, 170!

-170, that's the number!

0:53:420:53:46

One more for good luck.

0:53:460:53:48

170, 180, thank you, sir.

0:53:480:53:52

We're live on the phone at 170, I'll take now 180.

0:53:520:53:55

-At £170, going, going, gone.

-No, no, no!

0:53:550:54:00

Whoo, Charles! That is a result! Well done, boy.

0:54:000:54:04

-Charles is amazing.

-He is.

-I'll tell you, you wiped your face with that.

0:54:040:54:07

-You're dead right.

-But you are dead lucky, you two aren't you?

0:54:070:54:11

-I was always confident.

-Shall we say it was on a level plain?

0:54:110:54:15

Listen, that is so jammy, all right?

0:54:150:54:17

You are plus £68

0:54:170:54:19

and have to be a pair of the luckiest contestants ever.

0:54:190:54:23

You've not taken my sideboard yet, have you?

0:54:230:54:26

Now, listen, what are you going to do about her silver ruler,

0:54:260:54:29

-all right? You've got £68 in the bank, lads.

-Yeah.

0:54:290:54:31

You don't have to spend it. You don't have to go with her ruler.

0:54:310:54:35

Or are you going to go with it and risk some of your £68?

0:54:350:54:38

What are you going to do?

0:54:380:54:39

I'm going to say bow to the expertise of this lovely lady

0:54:390:54:43

-and we'll go with it.

-Yeah, we will. I agree.

0:54:430:54:46

-I was always confident anyway, to be honest.

-No, you weren't.

0:54:460:54:50

-You! You!

-Lordy, Lordy.

0:54:510:54:53

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

0:54:530:54:55

The number now is 205, I'm bid here £50. I'll take 5 now.

0:54:550:55:00

It's a wonderful thing.

0:55:000:55:02

-5, 65, one more, sir.

-Come on, come on.

0:55:020:55:06

-I've got 75! 5, 80.

-Yeah!

-Yes!

0:55:060:55:10

-85!

-Come on!

0:55:100:55:12

You've come so far. But thank you.

0:55:120:55:15

-80, I'm bid, I'll take 5 now. Wonderful, 5, 90.

-Oh!

0:55:150:55:20

It's got to be 100!

0:55:200:55:21

£85 now, do see 90? Come on!

0:55:210:55:24

£85 standing, I'll take 90. At £85, yes, we are, sir. I've got you!

0:55:240:55:28

GAVEL BANGS

0:55:280:55:30

-Yes! Happy with that!

-Well done.

-Catherine, my darling, well done.

0:55:300:55:33

£17 profit on your ruler so that's lovely.

0:55:330:55:36

Profit on everything, profit on the ruler, 68, 78, £85 profit.

0:55:360:55:42

-£85 profit.

-Not bad.

-That is pretty good, isn't it?

-Yeah.

0:55:420:55:46

-£85 profit.

-Good God.

-Well done.

-I can't believe...

0:55:460:55:49

-Now, listen, don't say a word to the Reds.

-No, no.

0:55:490:55:52

-Because £85 profit could be a winning score.

-It's not bad.

0:55:520:55:56

Well, well, well, what an exciting programme we've had today!

0:56:020:56:05

That Charles Hanson really has been on fire.

0:56:050:56:08

-Now, have you teams been chatting at all?

-ALL: No!

0:56:080:56:11

No. Well, we've got teams that've made substantial winnings today.

0:56:110:56:15

Which is lovely - both of them!

0:56:150:56:17

But it's all a question of the scale,

0:56:170:56:19

and sadly the team that's marginally behind today is...

0:56:190:56:21

the Blues.

0:56:210:56:23

Aw, no!

0:56:230:56:25

REDS CHEER

0:56:250:56:26

-Yes!

-Oh, dear, dear, dear, dear, dear.

0:56:260:56:28

-The Blues are marginally behind but have nevertheless won £85.

-Oh, wow.

0:56:280:56:32

-£85, how about that?

-Thank you very much.

0:56:320:56:35

-The winners though, the Reds, who have won by taking home £134.

-Oh!

0:56:350:56:41

Which is quite something, isn't it? £134.

0:56:410:56:45

There's £130 and here come your four. Two and four.

0:56:450:56:50

You also get an additional prize which is your golden gavel

0:56:500:56:55

as a result of winning on each of your three items,

0:56:550:57:00

making a profit on all three items.

0:57:000:57:03

And this is the special pad with the golden gavels which are

0:57:030:57:07

-exclusive and special, please do take one.

-Oh, thank you very much.

0:57:070:57:11

-Lovely. Please do take one, Alison.

-Thank you so much, thank you.

0:57:110:57:14

-Please do take one, Mark.

-Oh, you get one as well!

0:57:140:57:16

-Well, I shall put it with my other one.

-Oh! You show off, you!

0:57:160:57:21

Anyway, three golden gavels awarded for scoring a stellar score

0:57:210:57:25

-so I congratulate you.

-Thank you.

0:57:250:57:27

But I do have some discretion on this programme and if you get

0:57:270:57:32

a winning score for at least two of your items and a wiped face,

0:57:320:57:36

which is what the Blues did, I think you're in line for

0:57:360:57:39

-a golden gavel as a special compensatory prize.

-Oh! Ah!

0:57:390:57:43

So, out comes the pad again. There you go. Take one out of the pad.

0:57:430:57:46

-What a gentleman!

-Oh!

0:57:460:57:48

-Hang on a minute, that goes straight to Catherine.

-Oh, and me!

0:57:480:57:51

-Oh, thank you!

-To go on your lapel, darling.

-What a nice man.

0:57:510:57:53

What a nice man, absolutely.

0:57:530:57:56

Gives away golden gavels like nothing on earth.

0:57:560:57:58

Anyway, it's a rare occurrence to have both teams doing

0:57:580:58:02

so extraordinarily well, so I congratulate you.

0:58:020:58:04

-Anyway, join us soon for some more Bargain Hunting, yes?

-ALL: Yes!

0:58:040:58:08

Tim Wonnacott presents from Newark as experts Mark Stacey and Catherine Southon offer their expertise to two sets of red and blue teams as they try and spend a little to sell for a lot at auction. Tim visits Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire to explore the spectacular plasterwork adorning the palatial west wing.