Anita Manning presents from Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire with experts Christina Trevanion and Nick Hall.
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Today, I'm in Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire.
And it's brimming with goodies.
But it's also a place where I can practise the local dialect.
It's the perfect place for skegging!
That means "being nosy"!
Or we could make friends with some frim folk.
But, hopefully, our teams won't find themselves far welter'd.
That means "in a tricky situation".
So, let's go Bargain Hunting!
Housed in an old RAF base,
Hemswell is Europe's largest indoor antiques centre,
with around 400 dealers selling their goodies,
so there is plenty on offer.
Our teams have £300 and one hour to root out some bargains which will
hopefully make a profit at auction.
Let's see what's coming up.
Pressure mounts in the Red team.
Rock, hard place, me!
And the Blue team know what they want.
-We're having it.
-So much for the plan.
She's so decisive!
And there's excitement at the auction.
But that's all for later.
Let's meet today's teams.
For the Reds, we have husband and wife, Peter and Ruth.
And for the Blues we have mum and daughter, Marla and Dawn.
Now, Peter, you two met in a very romantic way.
When was that?
Well, it was Christmas Day, 50 years ago.
-50 years ago?!
-50 years ago.
We were in this olde-worlde pub, and I was in there with a girlfriend,
we were waiting for our dates to come in that we'd just met the night
before. And while I was waiting, Peter came in and he said,
"Now, I know this sounds a bit cheeky,
"would it be all right if I gave you a kiss?"
My friend says, "Oh, go on!
"Go on. He's had the nerve to say it."
He grabbed me really tight and gave me a really big, long kiss.
While he was kissing me, my date came in and tapped me on the shoulder,
and oh, my goodness!
So you can imagine how that date went.
He who dares, wins!
Well, it's worked, hasn't it?
Peter, you have a fab job.
-Tell me about that.
-Well, I'm a magician.
-Oh, I love it! I love it.
-Do you? Do you like magic?
-I love magic.
-Can you show me a trick?
-I thought you'd never ask.
If you tie a knot in the handkerchief, like this, pull it really tight,
whatever you wish on that knot will come true, if the knot disappears.
Whisper to it.
OK. Hold it a bit looser, and if that's disapp...
And it has. Your wish will definitely come true.
Wow. I wonder what she wished for?
Ruth, I believe you had an interesting job with your husband.
When he asked me out, he had a secret motive, because he said,
"What I really would like also from you is for you to be my magical
"assistant." The biggest thing I had to wear was a smile.
-I had to come on, he was the star, obviously.
-I did my best.
What do you know about antiques?
We collect them and we love antiques.
Well, very good luck to you.
But now, we're going over to our marvellous Blues here.
We've got mum and daughter, Dawn and Marla.
Now, Marla, you ran a pub.
I believe it was a very interesting pub.
It was built in the 1700s, it was very hard work, but great fun.
-We were always having themed evenings
and it was next to the canal,
so we had greasy pole competitions across the canal.
It's a way of life, running a pub.
Yeah. Now, Dawn, you've had some pretty interesting jobs as well.
Quite recently, I worked for the RSPB and we focused on looking after
tiny sea birds that come and breed in the Solent.
-They're called little terns,
and here's one I prepared earlier.
And that is the size of the little tern.
And they come and breed in the UK every year,
but the numbers are reduced dramatically
and so we were trying to make
sure that when they came to breed in the UK,
we created a most fabulous des res for them.
That everything would be perfect for their arrival.
That's absolutely wonderful.
Are you the hostess with the mostess for terns?
Well, what about Bargain Hunting?
-I love pictures.
-I've got over 100 pictures.
Haven't got enough wall space for the pictures.
What about tactics?
-We're not telling you!
Are you not telling me because they might overhear?
-Well, that all sounds absolutely fantastic,
so I better give you some money.
-Your experts await, so off you go.
Thank you very much.
-I sense magic in the air today.
Our competitive teams need a couple of very talented experts.
Hoping to have the magical touch for the Reds, it's Christina Trevanion.
And steering the Blues in the right direction, it's Nick Hall.
What's on your shopping list?
Well, I would like to find some antique jewellery.
Well, I'm looking for something quite inexpensive,
but looks really expensive.
Something exotic. Something outrageous.
Something like a giant Mexican statue or something like that.
So, both teams have a clear idea of what they want,
and they are looking for the unusual.
Let battle commence!
Your time starts now, teams.
Right, let's go shopping, come on.
-OK, well, I'll see if I can find one of those for you.
This place is a treasure trove,
so fingers crossed they can find what they are looking for here.
Oh, look at all this! Wonderful.
And something has grabbed the Reds' attention already.
-And as you know, I'm a magician.
-Just imagine that that, on stage,
saying, "The next show starts at..."
-Your next magic show?
-That's a great idea!
It's a wonderfully nostalgic piece, isn't it?
-How much is it?
So, come on, Peter!
-Let's move on.
-Let's move on.
That's a sensible idea, Ruth.
Meanwhile, Dawn's eagle eye has landed on some jewellery.
Nick, the necklace at the back...
-Oh, I like that.
-That's usual, isn't it?
Very pretty. It's very you, that is.
-Oh, don't be silly.
-It's very you!
It's just outrageously glamorous.
That's one to think about.
And the Reds have found another striking object.
I do like this elephant.
-I think this looks very noticeable, very striking.
But what's the price on it, Ruth?
Let's have a little bit of a closer look at it.
It hasn't got a huge amount of age to it.
It's probably German, it's got a fat lava, or a lava glaze, to it.
-And there are collectors of that,
but not huge collectors, and they like it because it's affordable.
At auction, I would put it at maybe £30 to £50.
-£40 to £60 on a good day.
Would it be possible if they could just save it for a short time?
All right, well, you guys keep browsing and I'll put this behind.
-If there's anything else that catches your eye, I'll be back in two minutes.
While Christina puts the elephant on the back burner,
the Blues have found another glamorous item.
Good spot! It's absolutely beautiful.
-Shall we take it out of the cupboard and have a closer
-Put that in your hand and have a look at that.
Oh, it's gorgeous.
It looks classic Art Deco, doesn't it?
-Open it up.
-Oh, it's lovely.
Oddly enough, there's another very similar one just here.
Now, Dawn, what do you think of that?
-It's lovely, isn't it?
-Isn't that beautiful?
I mean, they're both exquisite.
This one's obviously got a lot more decoration going on.
-So this would be...
I think so. Again, classic Art Deco.
I'm just concerned about the condition of that.
The handle is really quite...
-fragile and delicate.
-It is, isn't it?
-I don't think you can really realistically use that.
Whereas that seems in lovely condition.
So that's what concerns me, really.
-And how much is that?
-Right, well, this one is £68.
-And then this one is how much?
-Oh, 24, no, spot on.
-Which one are you two erring towards?
-We've got nothing to lose.
We've got nothing to lose on the price of that, I think.
OK, so, this one we're going to reject?
-I think so.
-I think you're spot on, I think it's a really good decision.
-And you're quite interested in buying that?
-You just want to get a bit of the price off it?
-That would be lovely.
-So who's the haggler out of you two?
-So, if I take that...
-Are you going to go and see if you can do a deal on that?
-I will indeed.
-And come and report back, and haggle hard!
Marla is off to do the deal, but what's the best price?
Ah! Have you come bearing news?
Not bad. Ticket price was 24.
-And they said 22, and I think 22 is fine.
-So, £22, what do you think?
-Well, I'm still happy with it.
-You're going to buy it?
-Right, so, first item bought, number one.
-And so quickly!
-In about ten minutes.
-Put that back in the cabinet, we'll go and see if we can find item number two.
God, what a great start!
It's going to be an absolute breeze with you two. Come on. Top shoppers,
well done. Come on.
That's a great buy, and with just seven minutes on the clock,
the Blues are off to a great start.
The Reds have been scanning the shop, and it looks like Ruth has her
-sights on something.
-Do you like that brass letter rack there?
She's very fancy, isn't she?
-She's lovely, isn't she?
-Bring your letters to me!
Brass letter rack, marked up at £28.
-That's very nice.
-Would that be a reproduction?
No, I don't think so. It's probably Art Nouveau.
It's a good-looking thing.
-I quite like that, do you?
-I do actually, yeah.
-She's certainly very stylish and very of the period.
If you think of the period of Art Nouveau, 1880-1910,
it's very much this sort of sinuous lines, so she's very,
very of that period.
-She's very glamorous, she's wonderfully, diaphanously clad.
This wonderful tumbling hair.
You could just imagine that on your desk, double sided.
-Taking your correspondence out...
Taking the electric bills out, and the gas bills.
-Should we go and see what's the best price they can do?
I think we should, because even if it's just a little bit off,
-I think it's worth taking a gamble.
-It sits well, doesn't it?
-And it would look nice in my house.
-It would look nice in her hall.
You can tell we've been married a long time, we keep saying the same thing!
-Married 50 years, we're bound to say the same thing, aren't we?
Right, come on then, let's go and find a price.
Ah, Esme, just the lady we need. Come on here, right.
-Esme, this is Ruth and Peter.
-They've spotted this little Art Nouveau style letter rack.
It's got £28 on it, what can you do for that?
-The dealer's best price would be £25.
-We'll take it, then, because I really like it.
-All right, then.
-All right, £25.
-There we are.
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much, that's very kind of you. £25.
-Marvellous, well done, team, first one down.
-We had a good look round here, shall we pop over to the other building?
-Shall we do that?
Yes. All right. Let's do it, let's go.
The Reds also have their first item in the bag with 18 minutes on the
So time to widen their search.
Meanwhile, what have the Blues spotted?
Now, ladies, I've found something I think you might be interested in.
-What do you think?
-Do you know what they are?
There's a very specific name for this type of collecting,
-do you know what it is?
-Trench art. Currently,
there's a real resurgence and interest in all world war related
-So this is contemporary,
somebody at the time would have made these patterns on the used shells?
Absolutely right. These would have been spent shells that while they were
whiling away the hours of endless in between time,
they would just sit and just decorate and decorate.
And there's a French...
-Is it "soixante"?
-Yeah, you've got some text on there.
"Souvenir de la guerre."
They are £58 for the pair.
-Find out how much.
-OK, I'll go and ask the questions and see what they say.
While Nick goes off to investigate the price,
it looks like Peter is trying to work his magic for the Reds.
-What do you think?
-Can I just test it?
-See if I produce the magic?
-Yeah, go on. Just in case.
If you squeeze your wrist, sometimes, if it's a genuine, it might just...
Yeah. It's actually stick... Yeah. It is quite good, actually.
-It's a magic wand!
You could use it as a magic wand.
While the Reds try to magic up some bargains,
how did Nick get on for the Blues?
Do you know what? I feel like I've been in the trenches doing battle.
-Come on, darling.
They're a tough crowd here.
-OK, we can get it down to 50, but that's it,
they won't go any lower.
And I battled hard for you.
Thank you, my darling. But I don't think they'd fetch 50, do you?
Don't you? I think you've got a good chance,
because of what's happening at the moment,
looking back nostalgically with all that happened in the trenches in
-the first war.
-I'd rather this than the necklace. Let's have these.
So, is this going to be our big guns for number two buy?
-And if we lose money on it, we'll have to...
-We'll come and get you.
We'll have to come and get you!
-Yeah, not with bayonet, I hope.
-OK, well, we're done.
-Well, that's number two bought.
-Oh, my goodness!
-We're doing really well, you two.
-I knew it.
You two are fantastic shoppers.
The Blues are ahead with two items in just 29 minutes,
so while both teams continue searching,
I've been having a bit of a rummage.
In places like this, some dealers specialise,
whilst others focus on the unusual.
And here's some I'd like to show you.
love this. The words that I'm
thinking about are "eclectic", "eccentric"...
Well, I just like to think of it as weird and wonderful.
My eyes have been pulled round this shop, and I see so many unusual things.
What on earth is that?
In the days before policemen on the beat had personal radios,
the way that the station, the police station, would contact them,
would be by lighting this light,
which was fixed on the top of the police telephone box.
So when the policeman on the beat saw the light was on,
he'd go to the box,
phone the station and they would then direct him to whatever incident
I think it could be wired up with a modern light fitting inside, and
what a wonderful, you know, unusual lamp to have.
And, Gary, I've spotted something over there.
That looks an interesting item.
-What is it?
-It's what they called a gold changer.
You can see it's marked either 20 shillings or ten shillings.
So if you wanted to change one of those coins,
you would put it in the slot and the coin would fall on that lever,
which would allow this drawer to open.
And in the drawer, you see these little tin containers?
-And they would have the equivalent amount of money,
but in possibly shillings and two shillings, or whatever.
-The empty container would be pushed through the slot.
Do you know, I've never seen one of those before.
I've spotted something else over there that I think is lovely.
Come and tell me about that.
Well, this is basically a letterbox.
But it would have been in the lobby of either a large country house or
hotel, and then once or twice a day,
a servant would empty this and take the letters down to the Post Office.
These items are so unusual
that it must be hard to put a price on them.
It is difficult, especially when these things are so rare.
For the police box light, for instance, we're asking £295.
The gold changer, 345.
But this is 1,650.
But it's such a lovely and rare piece
that we'd be quite happy to keep it if it didn't sell.
Thank you very much for showing me around your
wonderful collection. But now it's time to get back to the teams.
I wonder if they've found anything as intriguing.
They're 30 minutes in and the Blues are ahead with two items,
while the Reds have just one.
But have they found something?
Oh, that's nice, that little vesta.
Exactly, yes, let's have another look at that. So, unfortunately,
there's a little bit of damage on it. It's been over polished.
-Yeah, it has.
-It so often happens.
-When it's been embossed, as it has, it's been pressed out.
When people polish them, they polish away the high points,
which shows it's probably quite a thin gauge of silver,
but silver matchbox covers, little vesta sleeve, Birmingham, 1909.
-What do you think?
If there's some damage on it, you know...
-Well, I'd like to think about it.
OK, all right. Let's put it back and we'll keep looking.
Oh, Peter, see that gold coach?
Shall we just investigate and see what's that made of?
All that glitters might not be gold, guys!
Too true. So, while they continue looking,
have the Blues found anything exotic and outrageous yet?
-Oh, we like...
-What have you found now?
-You're busy bees, you two.
-We've found this chunk of pot.
-It's a big old pot, isn't it?
The trouble with studio pottery is people collect by potter.
-So it's got to be a potter that somebody knows and collects.
It's a nice-looking vase, it's not a lot of money.
It's going to struggle at auction.
-Yeah. But, a nice pot, but not in our bag.
-Thank you, thank you.
-Thank you, darling.
Nick's right. It's all about making a profit.
Meanwhile, Ruth has her sights set on that golden carriage.
What did you see? The coach on the top?
-Yes. It's certainly...
"Giltwood cased coach, £75."
It certainly looks to me like the Coronation coach, doesn't it?
-I mean, has somebody made that in the wood shop, or...?
Yeah, I would suggest that's exactly what's happened to it.
Glancing down, my eyes have just fallen on that.
That's very unusual.
-Oh, let's have a look.
-There's nothing at the bottom.
No, there's nothing at the bottom.
That is a British piece rather than...
It's purporting to be Chinese,
and I would suggest it's probably turn of the century.
I do like it.
-It's quite splendid, isn't it?
I actually love it.
-I don't like it, I love it.
-I love it!
I would suggest originally it was one of a pair.
-And it's now by itself.
And it's marked at £50.
-But I don't want to burst your bubble.
-Oh, no. I think that would go for £80.
I think it's a beautiful thing, and if you think it will sell,
then go for it. I think at auction, you're looking at £30-£50.
-Just have a feel of it.
-I know, it's really heavy and...
It's not really heavy, it's just...
-Well, I think...
-It just looks so good, doesn't it?
I've never seen one like that before, have you?
So, we have had 35 minutes,
so we've had over half our time now and we've got two things on the back
-burner, we've only bought one thing.
So, if it's between... The elephant, remember, is in a whole different
building, it's going to take us time to get back there as well.
Which do you think would sell?
Rock, hard place, me!
-If you've set your heart
-on it, darling, then...
-She has, obviously.
-I prefer it to the elephant.
-It's yours, yeah.
-Do you actually like it?
-That doesn't make any difference.
Should we just go and see how much
-we can get it for? Let's do that.
-It's a good idea.
Time for Ruth to try her haggling skills.
This is 50, and I was wondering if you could make it 40?
-I can't make it 40.
It's marked up at £50, but I'll do it for 42 for you.
-We'll take it.
-Another deal done.
-Thank you for being so generous.
-Brilliant, team, well done.
-You've got two of your items, only one to go.
So, shall we give the marked vase to Margaret for now?
-And we'll keep shopping.
-We've got no time to spare, come on! Let's go!
So, with 37 minutes on the clock, the Reds have their second item,
but I get the feeling that Ruth is in charge here.
I think we should move on.
We ought to move on and see what else we can see.
-Who's in charge?
-I'm so excited.
Both teams have one item to find and there are literally thousands of
things on offer here.
But it looks like Nick has found something he thinks might appeal to
-So, ladies, this is the inkwell I spotted earlier.
-Isn't that cute?
-It's silver plate onto a copper base.
But the nice thing is,
you've got the original hinged lid and the glass
inkwell, all there.
You've got a little maker's mark in there, which I haven't had
chance to look at, but the fact that
it's stamped with an original maker's mark
gives it an air of quality.
How old is it?
This would be sort of Art Nouveau period.
-Sort of 1900, 1910.
So it's £48. But, you'll like this,
I had a chat with the dealer earlier when I spotted it and he said it
could be ours at 40 if you really want it.
-We're having it.
-So much for the big buy.
She's so decisive!
No, you wanted a big buy, I didn't.
How much do you think this would get at auction?
Well, I would hope it's going to make 50, £60, £70,
something like that.
Well, look, before we make a final decision,
we've still got that rather stylish necklace as a plan B if you wanted
to make a beeline back for it?
Beeline... You don't like it?
-I don't like it.
-I like this better than the necklace anyway, now.
-You're erring towards this?
You're definitely sold on that, aren't you?
-Executive decision, Mum.
-Third item bought.
-We've done very well.
-Well done, Nick.
Well, that's everything done. Are you happy? It is.
-Are you sure?
Great stuff. Well, that's ours, so, come on,
let's go and get it paid for. And then go get a cup of tea, shall we?
Well done, Blues. They have all their items with 48 minutes on
the clock. So can the Red team magic up their final deal?
All right, I have a trick up my sleeve.
-Right, you two wait here, just for two seconds.
Potentially, every magician needs some of these.
Open your hand. Not one, but two magic dice.
-What do we think?
-Are they silver, then?
They are. These are £26, that's £13 apiece.
These would be really good for a birthday present for a chap,
potentially, who played cards.
Or I was thinking, with your magic tricks...?
I do close-up magic and this could be used
in a close-up routine.
You would be the envy of your magic circle with silver dice.
Yes, solid silver, yeah.
-It's pretty flash, isn't it?
I think they are, yeah.
Well, there's only two of them, isn't there?
They're so small. It's just that they're so small.
I'd like those myself, to be honest, to do magic with,
so you were very clever finding these.
-Aw. We got something for you, Peter!
-Yes, very good.
-I think we should go with these.
Decision made. That's our third and final item.
Let's see Margaret and see if she can take anything off that price.
On hand as always, I love it.
-Now, Margaret, we've seen these die here.
They're marked up at £26.
What's your thoughts on those?
I would be able to do those for 23 for you.
Well, that's really good.
-Yeah. I think they're really cool, aren't they?
-£23. Are we happy with that, team?
-I'm happy with that.
-Thank you, Margaret.
-Thank you very much.
-Well done, team, that's it!
-A pleasure doing business with you.
-Three items, well done.
-It's hugs all round as the Reds secure the last item with
time to spare. HORN SOUNDS
Stop clowning around!
-Oh, can we go and have a cup of tea now, please?
Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.
Ruth fell in love with the Art Nouveau style
brass letter rack at £25.
Ruth also had to have the distinctive art pottery vase.
It cost £42.
And there was magic in the air with Peter's choice,
a pair of silver dice at £23.
Well, guys, did you have a lovely time?
-It was fantastic, thank you very much.
-We had a marvellous time.
-It's been an experience.
And you guys had very definite ideas and you went for it, is that right,
-Definite ideas, yes.
What's your favourite item?
Will it make the best profit?
Um... I hope so.
I hope so, because I love it.
What about you, do you agree with your beautiful wife?
What was your favourite item?
I think it was the silver dice.
Is it going to make the most profit?
Do you know, I think they will, yeah.
Now, you spent only £90, not a lot of money, so could I have £210?
Lovely, thank you very much.
That will go off to Christina.
Perfect. That's a goodly amount, isn't it?
Do you know what you want to buy?
Oh, I don't know.
Top hats? Magician's implements?
I don't know.
While Christina goes off on her search,
let's have a look at what the Blues bought.
The glamorous Blues loved this mid-20th-century beaded bag.
It cost just £22.
The pair of First World War decorated shell cases were £50.
And the early-20th-century Danish desk stand was £40.
Well, girls, did you have a good time?
What's your favourite item?
I think the inkwell.
Is that going to make the best profit, though?
I think it might do, yes.
Right. What was your favourite item?
The little Art Deco purse that we bought.
-Is that going to make the best profit though?
Probably, I think.
Well, fingers crossed.
You spent £112.
-Not a lot of money.
I wanted to blow it all, but I was under instruction.
If you could give me 188, please, I'll hand it over to Nick.
-Nick, you're going to have to get something that both the girls
I feel morally obliged.
I've got to spend a lot of money,
find something glitzy and glamorous like these two lovely ladies.
I think I've got my instructions.
While Nick goes off on his search,
we are going to pop off to the auction.
Today, we're at Sheffield Auction Galleries
with auctioneer Robert Lee.
Robert, it's lovely to be here.
Welcome to Sheffield, Anita.
-Lovely to see you.
-Well, let's have a look at our teams' lots.
The Reds, Peter and Ruth, bought this lot, here.
Their first lot was the Art Nouveau style letter rack.
Well, I have put "style" on.
So it's not actually Art Nouveau.
It's certainly that decoration,
but it was made a lot more later than that.
What's your estimate?
Yeah. They paid £25 for that, so they may have a problem there.
-Their second item was the art pottery vase.
I like it, I do.
Yeah, it's nicely worked.
Tell me an estimate on that one.
Well, I've gone more 20-40.
Yeah. Well, they paid £42, so they have got a bit of a chance there?
Yeah, I would have thought so, yeah, yeah.
Quite a reasonable buy, I would have said.
And their third lot was this pair of silver dice.
Peter is a magician, so these appealed to him.
But are your buyers going to throw a double six for this lot?
-What's your estimate?
-I've gone in low, £10-£20.
Yeah. Well, they've paid 23.
But they are the sort of item that might capture someone's imagination.
-Yeah, they've got a chance.
Well, a bit of a mixed bag there.
They may or may not need their bonus buy,
but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
Peter, Ruth, you left Christina £210.
Christina, what did you buy?
Now, you two are such a picture-perfect pair.
We did look at a lot of things, I seem to remember, a lot of things,
but there was one thing which really stood out for me and I thought this
would be perfect for you two.
This is hallmarked for London, 1988.
So often with those early frames, you find they've been cleaned so
much that the silver does actually wear through.
This is actually in really, really good condition. There we go.
I really, really like it.
How much did you pay for it?
I did pay top-end for it.
I paid £60 for it.
OK? Which I would say if it
were an Edwardian example that were in really
good condition, any day of the week OK?
But it's not, it's a later example.
Yes. It's a very good choice.
I knew you'd love it.
I'm glad you did as well.
It would make a little bit of profit for us, do you think?
Well, I would hope so.
I would hope so and who knows,
if you put a wonderful picture of you two
in your magician heyday in it, we might stand a chance.
The heyday is still happening now, you know!
Well, you don't need to make up your mind just now.
-You wait until after your first three items have been sold.
But in the meantime,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Christina's silver frame.
Silver photograph frame, what do you think?
I've gone in at £20 to £30 and let's hope it does a lot more.
Christina paid £60 for that so it's got to do a lot more.
You're putting the pressure on me now!
No pressure! Well, that's it for our Red team, over to our Blues,
Dawn and Marla.
Their first item was this very sweet, little, ooh, la, la,
French evening bag.
It's not my strongest subject, I'm afraid, Anita.
It's not something I'd use personally.
Yes, it's quite sweet, isn't it?
The fact that it is French gives it that little bit of style.
-Je ne sais quoi.
-That is the style.
Now, tell me what is your estimate on that?
Don't shout at me, I've just said five to ten.
They paid £22.
I think you might be a bit of a tease, Robert.
Is the trench art any more to your taste?
I like them. All this poker work foliage and what have you.
What's your estimate on those?
I've gone in for the pair at 20-40.
Well, they paid £50 for them, Robert,
so we might have a bit of a problem there.
But let's go on to our third item.
Is this Danish desk set.
I can't see any dents in it.
For me, it's in really good order.
What's your estimate on that?
I've gone 20-40.
good enough because they paid £40 for it.
Robert, it looks like they might have a couple of problems here.
So, let's go and have a look at the bonus buy.
Dawn, Marla, you gave Nick £188.
Nick, what did you buy and where is it?
Have I got a treat for you?
I mean, these lovely, glitzy, glamorous ladies.
I had to trawl the earth to find something suitably glamorous for you two.
Hold your thought.
Wait there, I'll be back. Wait a minute.
Now then, now then.
What is this?
Are you ready for this? Are you sure?
-Oh, dear. Hm.
-What do you think? Initial thoughts?
Do you like it or not?
No. Hate it.
It's weird, isn't it?
It's creepy. It's like a ghost.
-Who would want it?
-If I'm honest, that wasn't the reaction I
-was hoping for!
-It's a wedding dress.
-It's a wedding dress, of course.
It's vintage fashion.
The nice thing is, it's absolutely genuine,
completely original, from the 1920s I would suggest,
that sort of period, and you've got this wonderful veil attached to the
bonnet. I'm hoping someone else falls in love with it as I did.
-How much did you pay for it?
-Possibly too much, I'm thinking!
More than £25?
Yes. Well, actually,
it was £125 but I had to buy the stand as well to display it on.
How much is it going to make?
I really don't know. If everyone's reaction is as yours,
I think this could be a divorce quite quickly.
Looks like it's just me and you, then.
Girls, you don't need to make up your mind just now.
-You can wait until after you've sold your first three items.
-But in the meantime,
let's see if the auctioneer likes Nick's vintage wedding dress.
Nick bought this wedding ensemble as his bonus buy.
Do you like it?
I do, actually.
I'm not an expert in this sort of thing
but I can appreciate the quality.
A lot of work has gone into that.
Well, Nick paid £125.
I've gone in at 30-50.
-I've a lot to do, haven't I?
-You have a hard job to do.
But if anyone can do it, Robert, you can.
Five, eight, ten.
Going, going. The hammer's going to drop.
Going, going. To you, madam.
Peter, Ruth, are we going to make magic today?
I just hope we do well.
All my fingers are crossed and my toes as well.
-Are you excited?
Very excited. That's what I like, excitement, excitement.
My palms are sweating.
Your first item is coming up.
It's the Art Nouveau style letter rack and you paid £25 for it.
It's coming under the hammer right now.
Brass letter rack. Let's go low, £10 for it.
A tenner for it. Ten, 12, 15, 18, £20.
Got to be 22 now.
20 bid. 22 bid on the internet.
Anyone else at 25?
Anybody else interested?
It's on the internet at 22, it's going to sell.
One last look at 22. I'll give you another second.
All done, are we, at 22?
-Going, going... In at 25.
No gain, no pain, no loss.
Your next item is the art pottery vase.
It cost £42. Here it is.
It's a beauty.
£30 to kick us off, come on.
£30 for it. There must be 35.
Must be 35 if you want to join in.
Must be £35.
Anybody else in? It's selling at £30.
One last look. All done at 30.
Oh, that's minus 12 on that one.
So, after your first two items,
we're at minus 12, which is not too bad.
Our third item is the dice.
Will that give us double sixes?
Let's hope so.
£20 for them.
£20, 22, 25, 25. 28, sir?
25 bid on the internet.
28 must be. 28. 30, we're after.
28 bid on the internet, 30, I'm after.
35 bid on the internet. Who's on £40?
Get your hands up quick. Hammer's going to drop at £35.
£35, that is absolutely wonderful.
So, you have made a profit of £12
so your very final score
is zero. It will all depend
-on the bonus buy.
-If we've got...
The photograph frame cost Christina £60.
-We'll go with it?
-You have to make up your mind.
-We're going to go with it.
-Are you going to go with it?
-Are you positive?
-No, I'm not positive at all!
We won't go then. We won't go with it.
No. You're not going to go for it?
We've decided, no.
Zero could be a winning score.
It's coming up. Christina paid £60 for this silver photograph frame.
Is it going to make a profit or not?
Who will start the bidding at £20 for it?
22 please? 22,25, 28, who is on 30?
30, 35, sir. 40, and 5, sir?
45, gentleman by the door. It's at 50, and 5, sir?
-60, and 5, sir? No.
-60 bid on the internet.
65 I need elsewhere. Who's on 65? Fair warning at £60.
-Have we finished?
-Oh, my Lord, no. Seriously.
-You didn't take it and it wouldn't have made
any difference anyway.
It's almost like magic.
Zero could be a winning score.
-The only thing is,
-you can't say a word to the Blues.
Dawn, Marla, how do you feel?
Well, I want to make lots of money.
-That's how I feel.
-What about you?
I feel great but I don't think I'll be giving up my day job.
Your first item's coming up.
-It's the lovely little beadworked purse.
You paid £22 for it.
It's coming under the hammer now.
Start me right at the bottom, £5.
5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 18.
-No? 15, 18, your bid.
20. 20 bid.
-22, madam? It needs to be 25.
Lovely, petite thing.
25, new bid. 28.
-We're into profit, girls.
-All done at 25.
Going, going... 28, new bid.
-30. 35. Going, going...it's gone.
-Sold for £30.
Well done, girls. You have just made a profit
-Your next item
-is the pair of shell cases which had been made into vases.
-You paid £50.
-Let's hope you can make a profit on the vases as well.
World War I brass trench art shell cases.
28 there, I need 30 elsewhere.
I'm out too soon. £30.
35 in the room.
40 I'm after.
-40, 50, and 5, sir?
-55 it must be for the pair.
50 bid on the internet.
55 is in, 60 I'm after.
55 bid in the room.
-60 and 5, sir?
60 bid on the internet.
Anybody else at 65? One last look.
Net bid at £60.
Have we finished? Going, going...
-You brilliant girls.
That is plus 10 on that.
After your first two items, you're at plus 18.
The third item is coming up, it's that wonderful little desk set.
You paid £40 for it.
-Let's hope the bidders love it.
£30 it must be. £30, 35, 40. 45
with the lady. 50, sir?
£50, thank you, sir. 55, madam?
60? 55 with the lady.
It needs to be 60. Anybody else in?
The lady here at 55.
Hammer's going to drop at 55.
That's plus 15 which gives you an overall score
of plus £33.
Are you going to take the bonus buy or are you not?
Are you absolutely sure about that?
Nick paid £125 for that wedding ensemble.
Let's see if we can make a profit on that.
An Edwardian long wedding gown.
£50 for it. 75 bid, 80, 90 bid.
95, 100, madam?
100 in the room. 110 we're after.
110, 120, madam.
130 bid on the internet.
140, please? 130 bid on the internet.
130 bid on the internet.
Must be 140.
All done at £130?
Hammer's going to drop. Going, going...
-Well done, Nick.
-There we go.
Your end score is plus 33.
If you had taken your bonus buy, you could have got another fiver.
-33 is a great score but don't say a word to the Reds.
Well, teams, didn't we have a great time?
-Sadly, one team made money and another team didn't.
And today, our runners up are the Reds.
-Your score was zero
and quite frankly, that's a wonderful score.
-So, very well done on it.
-You bought wonderful things and you were great, great sports.
And our winners today are Dawn and Marla.
Well done, girls. You made profits on every single item.
And then you broke Nick's heart by rejecting
the wedding ensemble which would have made you another £5.
-But in the end, you came out with plus 33,
But as well as handing you out cash, it's my great pleasure, girls,
to award you golden gavels
because you made profits on every single item.
Wear them with pride, ladies.
-They are rare.
But we did have a wonderful time, didn't we, folks?
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Yes? ALL: Yes!
Anita Manning presents from Hemswell Antiques Centre in Lincolnshire with experts Christina Trevanion and Nick Hall. There is magic in the air as a magician and his assistant take on a mother and daughter to buy three items that will hopefully make a profit at auction, and they all have their sights on a Golden Gavel. Plus Anita gets her tongue around some local dialect and discovers a stall brimming with eccentric items.