Eric Knowles presents from the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire with experts Danny Sebastian and Jonathan Pratt. Two sets of mums and daughters battle it out.
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Today Bargain Hunt is in Derbyshire,
which is famous for a local delicacy.
Just a little over 150 years ago,
a landlady asked her maid to make a pastry tart with an almond crust.
Well, she messed up the ingredients,
but fortunately for us, she produced a Bakewell pudding.
There's friendly local competition amongst bakeries
to create the perfect pud.
But I'll be the judge of that.
And the winner is...
Well, it's a perfect draw.
Let's go Bargain Hunting!
Our fair is in the grounds of Kedleston Hall.
It's packed with over 400 stalls for our teams,
so there's plenty to get the juices flowing.
But will our Red and Blue teams cook up a profit?
They've got £300 and 60 minutes to bag three bargains.
But before all that, here's a taste of what is coming up.
It's all about life's challenges.
The Reds feel the pressure.
-You've done great.
-It's hard work.
Will the hare win the race for the Blues?
You break it, you buy it, Mum.
And there is a real battle down at the auction.
But all that is coming up later, so let's meet our teams today.
Now, they're both mother and daughter teams.
For the Reds, we have got Moira and Julia.
And for the Blues, we have got Rebecca and mum Mellie.
Moira, starting with you. Now I know you retired,
but you could be said to be something of a pioneer in the profession in which you worked?
Well, yes, I've been in nursing...
I was in nursing for 42 years and I ended up managing cancer services
and looking after people who were living with cancer.
Your 42 years were rewarded, for the want of a better term, with an OBE.
I was. In 1998, I was awarded the OBE.
I went to Buckingham Palace and I was given the OBE by the Queen,
but the most exciting thing, I suppose, was that Alex Ferguson
was made Sir Alex Ferguson that day.
And all the patients wanted to know was,
did I get my picture taken with him and did I get his autograph?
It was really a marvellous experience.
-Thank you very much.
Julia, I believe you followed your mother into nursing?
Yes, I did. I tried not to, because my sister is a nurse,
my mum is a nurse, my gran was a nurse,
so I tried lots of different jobs like silver service waitressing,
an opticians, bar work.
But then I succumbed and I applied for my nurse training
and I've also been a nurse for 27 years.
Wow. It's in your DNA, isn't it, you two?
-Julia, I also know that you're a bit of a collector.
I like wood. Wooden things.
I love the colour and the patination,
just the feel of wood and the fact that it's so solid.
Moira, you've got a slightly different interest.
Yes, I collect Swarovski crystal.
There's a big international market for it?
Yes, there is - very, very popular.
So, ladies, what's your strategy going to be today?
I think it's important to buy something that you like.
OK, lovely. Coming over to our Blues.
Daughter Rebecca and mum Mellie. Rebecca, starting with you,
I believe you've got a very good eye for antiques.
You collect certain things.
Well, things I like at home, I've got a field microscope,
an old British Empire map, I do like sort of scientific instruments.
Is your work related in any way to all this collecting?
Well, I suppose sort of. I am a chartered surveyor by trade
and I'm now a university lecturer. Commercial property.
So I don't really get involved in the technical side too much.
OK. Mellie, what do you like about spotting a bargain?
I like bargain spotting a lot, I have to say.
I think it's a bit of a competition sense for me.
I like finding things that are good value for money.
And you can just detect the slightest of accents.
-Originally you are from Germany?
I came from Germany, yes.
So as a result of that do you have a leaning towards, dare I say,
I do like things that are in one or another way connected
to my own family history, rather than antiques per se.
OK. But you've got more talents, haven't you?
You do a bit of palm reading, I'm told.
Yes, I do.
It's a naughty bit because I don't know a lot about it,
and the reason is because I had quite a number of
rather boring formal dinners,
and then you try to find something to entertain you
during the five courses of meal, so yes.
I'm sorry, I do make things up
but it's all in good fun and I always tell them afterwards.
-All in good fun?
Well, in all seriousness, here's £300.
-And here's £300.
-So this is where I say cheerio
and auf wiedersehen and to you, ladies,
will you nae come back again?
And at this point, you've got to go off and find your experts.
-Now, if I was reading palms,
I think it would be fair to say that I would be telling them that the
future holds an awful lot in the way of tough competition.
Let's find out.
Our experts are ready for action.
Rescuing the Red team, it's Danny Sebastian.
And he knows all about antiques for the Blues, it's Jonathan Pratt.
OK, guys. What are we looking for today?
Something, a little bit of silver, a bit of glass.
Something which I suppose is aesthetically pleasing
but also useful.
OK, yes. Yes. Me?
I love wood, love the colour, love the feel of it.
So anything wooden.
Wow, OK, that's lots of stuff. And there's lots of stuff here.
Yes? Yes? I've just heard - time starts now, teams.
Let's go and start.
Let's go and have a look.
Now, Rebecca is gadget queen and she's found one straightaway.
How do we feel about trouser presses?
-A bit of a classic, no?
There's a small market for it.
Really. Things that people would be buying, you know,
boxes are functional so they're used as coffee tables and toy boxes and things like that.
-Quite a limited amount of market, I'd say.
-OK. Fair point.
Listen to your expert, ladies.
It's not like you're pressed for time.
But as the heavens open, let's see what the Reds have found.
It says silver plate.
But we don't really want silver plate, do we?
We don't mind a bit of silver-plate if it's an extraordinary piece.
But with it just being a tray, we want something a bit more grand.
Oh, dear. That's the rain.
And if you look, it's really coming down.
I'm getting kind of worried, me.
I think we might need to head towards the big tents,
the big marquees, you know. And then at least we'll keep dry.
10 minutes in, and while the Reds' approach is to get out of the rain,
the Blues are braving it.
I think this is the sort of thing I certainly had in mind.
Doesn't seem to be a ticket price on there.
I'll go and ask the chap and see what he'll do for us.
While Jonathan goes off to get a price,
the Reds are safely undercover.
Now, what have you found out, Jonathan?
OK, well, I've just spoken to the stallholder,
and he'd do it for £65.
From our point of view, it's too much to start with.
-Shall we move on?
-Let's move on.
We'll go inside and get out of the rain.
No need to rush quite yet.
You're right, Blues. 12 minutes in, still plenty of time.
Ah, now, the Reds have found something
that was top of Julia's shopping list.
Treen. It is a bit of treen.
There will be something in there, though.
What's in it?
A thimble. That's nice.
Yes, Scottish wooden souvenir pieces, known as Mauchline ware,
can be very collectable.
That's a bit of home.
"Bonington falls on the Clyde".
That's a bit of home!
It says £30, though.
-Is that a lot?
-We can always ask him if there's any reduction.
It's in great condition.
It really is. It's a finely made thing.
Do you like it?
I think it's lovely, Danny.
And you like wood.
It's very tactile.
Moira and Julia, they quite like this little...
Yes. They like it.
So you want us to tweak the price a little bit for you?
-We would like you too.
-So what's on it?
What do you think, Sue? 25?
Is that about it? Can we round it to 20?
I know we're really, really cheeky.
What you lose in the fire, you gain in the ashes.
You might do all right after we're gone.
Thank you very much.
Thank you very much.
£20, then, and nice to see two happy customers.
And you've got your first item in 15 minutes.
So Blues, anything inspire you?
Oh, wow. There's some nice things here.
-Mum, what have you found there?
-Is there anything that you can...
I won't know about this.
We can see the way it's made just by this here.
You know, it's slip moulded in a cast and then glazed.
So what you are buying is a decorative pottery hare.
You know, you have to ask yourself, what's it worth?
And it might be worth more to you than someone else
or the other way around. It's quite nicely modelled.
-It's very heavy.
-Are we thinking it would sell for around £30?
That's my feeling but then, you know,
the chap might have 60 or £80 on it.
He hasn't got any prices on these things, has he?
So it's all open to...?
I just think it's very...
Let's pop it back for a second.
-If you really like it, then it might be worth question.
Somehow I don't think you're going to see the last of that hare,
Jonathan. Now, where are the Reds?
What are you thinking? Talk to me, Moira.
A bar brooch, it is a little thistle.
What does that mean?
That means we've got to keep on looking, because the clock's running.
You're only 20 minutes in, Reds, so don't panic.
Over to the Blues, who haven't moved stalls.
Is there anything else in here you'd like to look at?
I did quite like the look of some of that sort of glassware.
I can see these fitting in quite well into somebody's bookshelf
in a quite modern apartment.
Very light and simple, though.
Not a lot of age, I don't think.
-I don't think that's terribly old.
Unlike something like this, which is Whitefriars and the quality of this
-is much greater.
I don't think that you're terribly interested.
I think, on that basis, we should see what the price of the hare is.
-And then maybe go and move inside.
OK, that's a good one.
I know it's pouring but at 25 minutes in,
you might have to brave the rain at some point, Blues.
Wait for me!
Like the Reds.
It's terrible, this is.
I tell you what, I think we'll go straight into this next marquee,
The Blues moved about a yard and Rebecca has found something
that takes her back to her roots as a chartered surveyor.
I don't really know what they are, what to make of them,
but I think they're just really lovely.
And this is obviously imperial system which is sort of,
I don't know...
It's quite classic and I don't know... What do you think this was used for?
Making sails or...
This tapered end is a bit strange.
You can see this is all sort of, you know...
..First World War, that sort of period.
I admire your measured approach, Blues,
but at some point you're going to have to make a choice.
Now, how are the Reds doing?
Is that pewter, no?
Yes, it is. Hammered pewter.
-Do you like it?
-No, I don't particularly like it.
Oh, it's hard.
Over to the Blues who are still looking at the measuring sticks.
Could you tell me what the price for all three of them together would be?
The best price would be 90.
I think 90,
if that's your best price, then I'm afraid that is, for us,
that's too expensive.
That's no problem.
-So pop those down. Shall we go for the hare next?
There's another bit that I am interested in,
and that would be that lovely hare. Can you tell me the price?
That one's 95.
And they sell like hot cakes. That's called an Arctic hare.
There's two types, the Brown and the Arctic.
-OK. So that's obviously very unique.
-That's a seller, is that.
Is 95 your best price for it?
That's the best on it, yeah.
OK. And last but not least, there is this little cup here?
'Last but not least, what have you found now, Mellie?'
It's the sort of item people might collect.
You look at it and you think, it's something children might have made.
-It's quite crudely decorated.
But you look underneath and it's got the Bizarre by Clarice Cliff transfer on the bottom.
Clarice Cliff is a very famous name in decorative pottery,
Art Deco. She was a potter, early 20th century,
built up a massive factory and she was producing these wares which were
glazed and then decorated over the glaze with enamels,
-which is why these things wear off.
-Quite honest, isn't it...
Depending on the price, it's got the right name,
it's nice condition and it's fashionable.
I don't rate Clarice Cliff very much, so 25 quid.
-So with all the items you've seen, you've said no to the rulers.
-The Arctic hare.
-That's my favourite.
OK, so that's a yes on that one.
If we were to buy a couple of pieces,
-would you give us a slight adjustment?
Right, OK. So that's a yes on the hare.
Clarice at 20...
-15 quid for Clarice?
You've given the hare so I'll give you a little bit of mileage.
OK, so 95, 15, that's two objects bought.
-Do you want to go for those two?
Ooh! You break it, you buy it, Mum!
-OK, I am happy with that.
Mum, I just think, you know what, it's just beautiful.
The big thing for me is, I love this.
If you buy that now, you've got all three objects in one stall.
I've never done it before!
I'd be very happy to go and have a cup of tea!
I'd like to say it's got nothing to do with the weather.
Can we... Did you hear what Jonathan just offered?
So that we would buy all three items,
but then we would have to come down on that price.
130 for the lot.
'This is an interesting tactic, Blues.
'You're buying in bulk.'
Just to summarise then, he's suggesting £20 for that,
15 for that, 95 for that.
In total that's £130.
Unless... We just go really crazy and ditch the Clarice...
No, all right. It's time for a cup of tea. Everybody's cold.
-Are you going to go for all three?
£130, all of them.
Yes. It's sort of speaking to me but of course it might be all wrong,
-Well done, ladies, thank you very much.
-Let's dash out of the rain and find something to do.
This must be a Bargain Hunt record!
Three in one go.
But no rest for you, Reds.
You still have two items to find in 20 minutes.
I quite like the cocktail sticks with the little lion.
-Is it silver?
-Yes, it is silver.
What price have you got on that?
Let's have a look.
-Well, you're the expert.
-Let's have a look.
-You're the expert.
There isn't a date on it, is there?
Well, I mean, you know, it's quite sweet, really.
All said and done, cocktail bars and cocktail,
it's very in vogue at the minute.
It's nothing specialised, you can see it's just a plain little cup.
925 on it, it just says it's sterling silver.
It hasn't really got any great age behind it, because it's not dated,
but with something probably as simple as simple as this,
we've got to really be talking about...
What do you think it's worth?
In auction, I think that's probably worth between 30 to £50.
That's an honest opinion.
And if we were paying 50, that's the top end?
It doesn't really leave us a lot, no, to make a profit.
I mean, is that the absolute death? I mean...
-I do feel that is at the top end.
What are you wanting to pay, then?
I think I'd be quite happy to pay...
It sounds like that's what you're going to be happy with!
OK, Moira. I think we'd probably be happy roundabout the 35 mark.
-Could you stretch to that?
-Yeah, I can do it for 35.
-God bless you. Thank you very much.
-There you go, mother's decided.
She hasn't even asked you yet!
I know. No, that's absolutely fine.
-You've done great.
-It's hard work.
That's two items in the bag and one more to find but first,
let's take a break.
I've got a couple of fascinating local objects I want to show you.
We're ensconced here in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside,
but we shouldn't forget that just down the road is the city of Derby,
and for well over 300 years
it's been in the forefront of the Industrial Revolution
and so much more when it comes to manufacturing.
And Daniel Martin, you are the curator of making at the museum here
in Derby. So just give me a little bit of an explanation
about what your job takes into account.
The reason it's the curator of making is because that's all about what Derby is about.
We've got these great objects in front of us here that represent some of the great industries in the city.
And we're really proud of it.
The one that catches my eye is obviously the most colourful one.
I'm just intrigued by this. What am I looking at here?
What you have here is a beautiful silver tobacco box
with this rich enamel portrait of the colour works.
Now, this colour works would've produced metal oxides,
jeweller's rouge, which then could have been used in the enamels industry, in silk working,
but what I really love is how this encapsulates all of that
in one tiny, beautiful object.
It's interesting to think industrial scenes don't normally feature
on a presentation box like this.
-Not at all, but you do find it on Royal Crown Derby and on other derby porcelains.
OK, well, I like that a lot,
but no prizes for guessing what we're looking at here.
I mean, it looks like a state of the art, modern-day train.
Which you would be forgiven for thinking that it was.
But it's actually an 80-year-old wind tunnel model.
From the London Midland Scotland Railway's research department.
So although you look like you've got this odd selection of sort of
snail heads here at the front, each of these is actually
an interchangeable head. Brass backed,
which just slides onto the end of the model,
ready for your next piece of wind tunnel testing.
Now, when you say "wind tunnel", just explain.
Well, we're fortunate enough at Derby museums to actually have
the tunnel that this model would have sat inside,
at which point a fan would have blown air at it,
a little bit of pigment in there, you would have filmed that,
to see then how aerodynamic each of these different heads would have
been on the train. So you can see, in that golden age,
that era of Art Deco, you tend to get those fine shapely lines
that would come to dominate 1930s train building.
Nice thing. So that represents the important role that Derby has played
-in the railway.
Centre of the railway network and it has always been a railway town.
So you'll have to come down and have a look.
I'd be delighted.
And having a look at this model, I think I'm going to come by train.
I'm going to make sure that before I set foot on it,
that that train was made in Derby.
-Sounds like a great plan. Look forward to having you.
Back to the shopping. There are eight minutes left,
and while the Blues have nailed all three items,
the Reds have one more to go.
And it looks like they found something from a local business.
It's always nice to get something that's got a bit of locality on it.
We're going to Derbyshire to the auction.
-It's Burton-on-Trent, yeah.
-What would they use that for?
-Nowadays they use that for anything.
Storage, they can use it as a side table,
they can use it to put magazines in.
What's the price?
-And the clock is ticking.
Could you do anything on that at all?
I can go to 55 on it.
Not convinced, eh, Reds? Well, move on. Now, hang on...
What are the Blues up to?
Can I just say that I love what we've bought,
whatever you're going to show me, I'm happy with what I've got.
OK, so this, I just think is the loveliest thing.
Lantern slide makers.
I'd have this in my kitchen or in the living room.
-Well, it's too late, isn't it?
-But there's the expert buy.
That's you told, Jonathan.
So while the Blues put their feet up, with three minutes on the clock,
you Reds had better put your foot down.
-I like these.
-You like these, don't you?
I seen you look these earlier.
Which one are we talking about? This vellum one?
It's quite nice, this one.
I think there's so much of the brown ones that, you know,
it's nice to have something a little bit of a different colour.
This is a lovely suitcase, this is.
Vellum, they call it.
About 1940s, 1950s.
It's in relatively good condition as well.
Well, I like that one but I also like that third one.
That third one is quite nice, isn't it?
It's nice, a different grain and everything on it.
And I like that.
Out of the two, what do you think?
Well, out of the two I think really this light-coloured one
is probably a little bit more saleable.
And it's nice and clean inside.
I've seen that at the bottom corner, it's split.
Not really a problem, though.
And I don't really know whether we've quite a lot of time to go elsewhere.
That's the thing. I think although there is a bit of damage at the back,
there's a chance we could even get a little bit of profit.
We're quite interested in this.
We like your suitcase, it's got 45 on it.
What's the best you can do for us?
25. That gives you a good chance. Gives you fighting chance.
I'm happy with that.
-It's a deal.
-Thank you very much.
Bless you. Thank you.
Time's up. That's three items bought, we're all done.
-Well done all of us.
Let's remind ourselves what the Red team have bought today.
There's the Treen thimble holder. They paid £20.
Will the cocktail sticks shake up the auction? Price paid, £35.
And will the early 20th-century suitcase take off?
They bought it for £25.
Down to the wire.
Yes. Only because of the rain.
OK, all right.
Well, fair enough. We'll offer you that because we've been in monsoon
territory today. But of the items that you bought today - favourite,
-I think the silver cocktail sticks.
-The silver cocktail sticks.
-I liked that.
-Do you agree?
I like the thimble holder. The Mauchline ware.
Well, of the three items that you did buy today,
come on, tell me which you think is going to make the biggest profit?
I hope the Mauchline ware.
You hope the Mauchline ware, OK.
I think the Mauchline ware as well.
I think we got it for a good price and it's nice.
And you got some pretty sound advice from my colleague there.
-He's been lovely.
He's a lovely lad.
I'd take him home with me!
Well, you didn't quite spend £100, did you?
-Tell me exactly how much you did spend.
So pass me the money, honey.
-So you've just given me £220.
It doesn't stay in my hand for very long,
because it's going over to Danny.
-So what are you going to spend the money on, Danny?
I'm not quite sure what I'll spend the money on,
but I'm going to have a good look. I'm going to try my best.
OK, Danny. You go off and you do your best.
Meanwhile, let's remind ourselves
what the Blue team have bought today.
They spent £95 on a studio pottery hare.
Will the yardstick measure up at the auction? Cost, £25.
And they paid £15 for an antique classic. A Clarice Cliff pot.
Well, I thought you two coped very well shopping in a monsoon.
Yes, it was quite unexpected.
Well, it was also unexpected, from my point of view,
to see you buy three objects from the same people.
Jonathan, you did show them other sites?
I think we had a moment before the heavens came down and that
was about it.
-I'm intrigued to know your favourite.
-I think it's the hare.
And what about yourself, Rebecca?
It's that ruler. Used for making curtains.
OK, Mellie, what about the one that's going to make the most money?
I think we're still with the hare.
Still with the hare.
Yeah, I think the hare, we'd make the most and we'd also lose the most on that depending on how it goes.
And the other two are a little more balanced.
OK. So, by my reckoning you spent a hundred and...?
-£130, which means that one of you's got £170 to give to me.
Jonathan, you can do quite a bit with £170, can't you?
-Yeah. That's a healthy amount of money.
-Any ideas how that money is going to be spent?
Having only spent a short while in one stand,
I have still a fair idea what they like and I know exactly what to buy.
Excellent. Well, while you go off and spend that money wisely,
we're going off to the auction.
Well, we are on the outskirts of Derby.
We are at Hanson's auction house and the man himself, yes,
-Good to see you.
-..is gracing us with his favour today.
-Good to see you.
And you too. Our first team is the Red team. It's Moira and Julia.
-Their first item is a Mauchline egg.
-What's the Mauchline egg market like in south Derbyshire?
The treen market is strong.
The print on there is clean,
and it is probably a period example from circa 1900.
You can't really criticise it.
You can't criticise it, but you can value it.
-What do you estimate it at?
-Indeed. I'm always a cautious one, Eric,
and I've gone in between 20 and £30.
Well, they'll be very happy with that because they paid £20 for it.
-So moving on to the second item,
which is the cocktail stick retainer with seven cocktail sticks.
Yes. I think it's a neat object.
What I like is the actual container it's in.
It is marked 925 and the silver market is good.
And if you enjoy cocktail sticks, that's a nice container
-and the sticks are into bad either.
Between 30 and £40. It might just make 50.
Well, they're going to be relatively happy with that,
because they paid £35 for it.
-Item number three...
..is an early 20th-century vellum case.
Obviously, it's a suitcase, isn't it?
But it goes without saying, it's got the initials M.T.,
so if your name is Michael Todd, that's your suitcase.
-Is it your style?
-No, it's not my style.
-I think it's my style.
It would match your jacket a treat, actually.
-You were made for one another.
-So what's the estimate on this?
Between 20 and £30.
Well, that's interesting because they paid between 20 and £30.
They paid £25 for it.
-So they might need their bonus buy,
so let's go and have a look at it.
Well, Red team, Moira and Julia.
I need know that the excitement factor
is really kicking in now for you.
Absolutely. Can't wait to see what he has got us.
Well, it is bonus buy time.
You actually, I've got to say, were pretty mean spenders.
Now, you know, that's being careful, isn't it?
-That's being a Scot.
-Well, maybe, maybe, but let's not go there.
What it did mean is that Danny here had £220 of your money
to go and play with. So, Danny, reveal your bonus buy.
-Oh, that's nice.
-I like that.
-You like that, don't you?
Well, I thought I'd get something special for two special ladies.
And this is really nice.
It's an arts and crafts standish with a blotter in the centre
and also two ink wells on the side.
I think it's in great condition for what it is.
Arts and crafts, turn-of-the-century, early 20th century.
I think this is going to fly at the auction.
-Have a feel of it. It's quite tactile.
-It's heavy as well.
-Oh, that's lovely.
And how much did you pay for it, Danny.
-That was good.
-And I think that's a bit of a steal.
And I think anybody who likes arts and crafts,
they're going to go for this piece.
Well, let's now find out if Charles thinks Danny's inkwell
is also a bit of a steal.
So, here is Danny's bonus buy.
An arts and crafts copper inkstand.
-What do you think?
-I really like it, Eric,
because it's what we call German jugendstil.
Which essentially is a German variant of the art nouveau,
and it would date to around 1905.
I quite rate it.
So you rate it how much?
Between 60 and £80.
Well, Danny went out and paid £40 for it.
That's very good value.
It looks like the boy might have done well there.
-He's done very well.
-But we're only going to be able to compliment him
when the hammer comes down.
-Let's move on to the Blue team.
Rebecca and Mellie.
-And the first item is that rather handsome looking hare.
Jenny Winstanley is the designer cum studio potter...
-..who made this.
She was also renowned for cats and other various animals.
And I think it's something which will only grow in value.
I'm not quite sure what decade it's from.
-I think '70s, '80s.
To me, it's an emerging market.
Whether it's come out too quick into the wholesale market,
-we'll wait and see.
-OK. What's your estimate, Charlie?
Well, we put a guide price on it of between 40 and £60.
Yeah, they pushed the boat out on that.
They paid £95 for it.
-But there are a lot of Winstanley collectors out there.
-Oh, there are.
Our item number two is the yardstick you see there.
It's certainly a quality object.
Yes, it is. Really, Eric,
I'm quite happy it probably goes back to the 1920s, '30s.
I love these brass tips.
Well, I've put a guide price on of between 20 and £30.
They'll be happy because they went and paid the princely sum of £20
for it. Good. Item number three. Now, they've gone Clarice.
Yeah, they have. This is a sweet little bizarre jar.
It'll date to around 1928.
And if you're a collector,
and you want something within budget this is a nice piece, I think,
-Your estimate is?
I've gone in quite strong. I'm a bit nervous now,
because there is some enamel losses but I've gone in with a guide price
of £80 to £120.
They'll be very pleased with that because Mellie spotted that pot,
and they paid the sum of £15 for it.
-That's very cheap.
But there again, they might still need their bonus buy,
so let's take a look at it.
It is bonus buy time.
You went out and you spent £130,
which meant that I could give Jonathan here £170
to go and buy his bonus buy.
So Jonathan, would you like to reveal all?
-Is there something in there?
It's a little Vesta case.
It's hallmarked for late 19th century, Birmingham, 1889.
By a wonderful firm called Saunders and Shepherd,
who are quite collectable.
But it also benefits because it's got this thing here.
And it is a little cheroot cutter.
-Cheroot is like a tiny cigar.
If you can't afford the big Cohiba.
-Just a nice little object worn on a watch chain.
Yeah. Can we have a look?
-You can have a look.
-The initials, do you think that's a person?
-That'll be the person who owned it, yes.
-OK. I love it, yes.
Honestly, anything silver I think is great anyway.
Is there any more information you need to know before you...
-How much did I pay for it?
After everything we've been doing together, I would have thought that would be at the front of your mind.
I know, it all goes out of the window as soon as I sort of...
-as soon as the emotion started.
-The emotion, because you really like it, and I thought you would.
I paid £75.
-Are you happy with that?
I am happy with that. I think it's worth £80, £90.
-That's what I think.
-I love it.
Well, you girls seem very convinced about this.
Let's go and find out if Charles feels the same.
Right, well, here is Jonathan's bonus buy.
What do you think of that, Charles?
Normally we see the Vesta case as it is now.
But it's also, and I haven't seen this action before,
with a cigar cutter on the side as well.
That's two of us. I've not seen it before.
Really? It oozes Victorian grandeur.
What sort of an estimate does it ooze?
Well I think it oozes rarity.
-How much money? Come on.
-£80 to £120.
Oh, right. Well, you're both singing from the same hymn sheet because
Jonathan paid £75 for that.
I think he's done very well.
So, time for the auction and today Charles has handed the gavel
to colleague Isabel Balmer.
Moira and Julia, this is real, yes?
-How are we?
Good. That's what we want to hear. Have you been to an auction before?
-I haven't. I've never been before,
so I'm looking forward to it.
Your first lot is just about to come up.
It's the little Mauchline ware piece. This is us.
It's the egg-shaped cotton thimble holder.
Start me at £10 for it.
£10 is bid straight in on the internet.
Do I see 12 now?
I've got 12 and 15, I'll come back to you, sir.
The internet is going. £15, we're up to.
Would you like 18?
18 is bid in the room. Looking for 20 now.
£18 and it's against you on the internet now.
20, new place. 22, sir.
25, 28. And 30 and two.
Looking for two. 32 on the internet. Competition now, madam.
35. 32 is bid on the internet.
Looking for five now. At £32, then, here on the internet.
All done at £32.
That's a good start, positive start.
You paid 20 and you just sold it for 32. £12 start.
The next item is the seven white metal cocktail sticks.
With the ball finials.
Fabulous lot, this one.
Where shall we start the bidding?
How about £15? £15 to start.
Bid me 15. 15, 18, 20 and two.
-There is a lot of interest.
£30 at the back of the room is bid and I am asking two.
32 is bid on the internet.
I've got you. £35 is bid.
Asking 38 now, internet. 38, 40, sir.
Yes! We are in profit.
Asking five. 45, 50, sir?
Would 48 help?
£48 is bid, asking 50 now.
£48 at the back of the room.
Your turn now, Internet, bid me 50.
Are you all sure? 50 on the internet.
Thank you, anyway. £50 Internet bid.
Looking for five. All done, all sure, Internet secures it.
Selling, fair warning.
Sold at 50.
And so plus 50, we're on a roll here.
We're on plus 27.
OK. So we're moving in the right direction
and the next lot is the suitcase.
We have our 20th-century vellum suitcase,
and I have interest on commission, starts me straight in at £15.
I will take 18.
With me at £15 on commission, asking £18.
Come on, have a bid. It's at £15.
Who would like 18 now?
18 is bid. I have got £20.
Take me out for two, madam.
22 is bid. I'm out. Asking five now.
£22 is bid in the room.
Have we got five? Hammer's raised, coming down, selling.
22, you paid 25 for it.
So you are plus 24. Plus 24.
The question is, are you going to go with your bonus buy?
Are you going to go with the...
-Course we are.
-We trust Danny.
-That's a yes, I think.
-It is a yes.
OK, excellent. All right. Well, it's coming up...
We have our Arts and Crafts copper rectangular Standish.
It encloses an inkblotter and it's flanked by two inkwells.
Start me at 30, £30 is bid straight in on the internet.
Asking two, asking two.
32. Asking five now, net.
In the room at 32, I'll take five, I'll take five. 35.
38, 38 is bid.
Asking 40 for a fabulous piece.
38 it is in the room. I'm afraid it's against you, net.
I will take £40. 45. 45 is bid, asking 50.
£45. Would you like 50, Internet?
Have a bid. 55, sir?
55 is bid. Asking 60 now.
It's very stylish and I know you want it.
Bid me 60. 55, it's with the gentleman here.
Fair warning. Congratulations, sir. Selling... Sold.
Well, listen, you bought it for 40, sold it for 55.
£15 of extra profit, you were already plus 24 so, by my maths,
you are now plus £39.
-Well done, Danny.
-Well done you two as well.
OK. Well done. Well done to you, Danny.
Not a word to the Blues, OK?
Zip them. OK.
On the internet, selling... Sold.
Mellie and Rebecca, are you regulars in the auction world?
We've been here before.
-This is not too far.
-But not regular.
Well, your first item is your model
of the hare which is by a potter called Winstanley.
But probably better known for cats. Here it is.
We have this fabulous hare, studio pottery.
And I have phone lines on this one.
One and two.
Phone lines are lining up and I have interest on commission.
Starts me straight in at £40 on commission, asking five.
£40, commission bid.
45. 50, five.
I'm out. Do I see 60 now? 60, five, 70, five,
80, five, 90, five, 100.
100 bid, I've got the nod.
110. At £110...
yes. 130, 140, 150.
The hare's running away!
'Gentleman's bid. I've got a bit of a triangle going on.'
It's at £140. I will take 150.
At £140 here.
£140 for our friendly hare.
All done, all sure, selling, hopping at 140.
Bearing in mind you paid 95, already very good.
That's the one I thought we'd find the hardest.
OK. Next lot coming up. It's the mahogany yardstick.
Early 20th century and start me at 10.
£10, £10. 10 on the net is bid.
Who would like to bid 12?
Looking for 12. Come on. Asking 12.
You never know when you might need one of these.
"I wish I had bid on that yardstick!"
12 is bid in the room, thank you, sir.
15, 18, sir.
18 is bid. 20 bid.
22, Sir. 22 is bid, thank you.
I am asking 25 now, Internet.
I have 22 with my gentleman in the room.
At £22. Fair warning.
I sell today, selling, sold.
And it's two pounds worth of profit.
It's taken you up to plus 47.
So we now move on to your Clarice Cliff Bizarre pot.
A Clarice Cliff, the Bizarre pot.
And what shall we say on this one?
Start me at £40 for it.
£40, £40 for the Clarice.
£40 bid on the internet, do I see two now?
£40, bid two, bid two.
£40, looking for two, looking for two.
42, 45 is bid on the internet.
48 is bid in the room.
50 bid, 55, sir.
I've got you. 55 is bid. Asking 60. 55 is bid.
Who would like it for 60?
It is a fabulous, beautiful Bizarre pot, this one.
Fair warning at £55.
£55, that's going to give you an extra £40,
which is taking you to a positive of plus £87.
So what I need to know is, are we going to go for the bonus lot?
-We're going to go for it. Of course.
-It would be rude not to.
-Gosh, OK. Come on. You've done so well so far. Come on.
-Here it is.
It's our Victorian silver Vesta case.
Combined with a cigar cutter.
Start me at £60.
60 is bid straight in.
On the internet. Have we got five now?
£60, looking for five.
Come on. Bid five. It's worth another bid.
£60, 65, where is 70 now?
Come on, Internet, have another bid.
Don't be that one bid person.
Bid another. At £65, are we sure?
Don't go away today without buying anything.
Bid me 70. At £65, all sure, all done.
Fair warning at £65. Sold.
We want to go down with taste.
Not a disaster. You are just minus £10 on that.
OK. That's taking you to a positive of plus 77.
But a bit of a bonus coming your way,
because you made a profit on all three items,
which means you're going to get a golden gavel.
Having said that, remember, not a word to the Reds.
-Keep it schtum.
Well, there's good news all round today.
Because you're both in the money.
So you can take some solace,
but as you know on this programme we do have a winner,
and we do have a runner-up.
And today's runner-up is...
the Red team.
You played a good game!
You really did.
And it was all pretty solid, all the way through, wasn't it?
But you ended up with a plus £39, OK?
So here it is.
It's real money and it is yours to keep and spend wisely.
OK. Well, thank you. And you've enjoyed yourselves, yeah?
-We've had a great day.
-You were all good fun.
Well done, Danny.
So turning to the triumphant Blues.
What do we say about you?
I mean, this as a game is all about the hare and the tortoise.
And today, you backed the hare, didn't you?
Your instincts were good on that.
So when it came down to the money,
you did quite handsomely in achieving a profit of £77.
-So let me give you that.
But more than that, ladies, you achieved three profits in a row,
which has earned you a golden gavel.
-OK, now, wear this with pride.
-Thank you very much.
Be careful how you do wear it.
It's quite a sharp prong.
So have we had a jolly time of it?
-Awesome. I love it.
Well, we hope that you people at home
have had an awesome time as well.
But meanwhile, you can check us out on our website.
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But better still, join us next time for some more bargain-hunting.
Eric Knowles presents from the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire with experts Danny Sebastian and Jonathan Pratt. Two sets of mums and daughters battle it out to buy three items that will hopefully make a profit at auction, while Eric finds out about Derby's industrial heritage. Everyone has their sights on a golden gavel, but only one team will achieve their goal.