Wetherby 23 Bargain Hunt


Wetherby 23

Charlie Ross presents from an antiques fair at Wetherby Racecourse with experts Paul Laidlaw and Philip Serrell.


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Hello, I'm at Wetherby in Yorkshire,

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and I'm about to gallop off

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to the antiques fair at Wetherby Racecourse,

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but will it be the Reds or the Blues who are first past the post today?

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And, they're off!

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Not too fast...

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Let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Well, I held on for dear life and made it to the racecourse,

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where there are stalls selling antiques and collectables

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inside and out.

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And you know what our teams have got to do.

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They have £300 and just one hour

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in which to find three items to take off to auction,

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and make a profit.

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Now, let's look ahead and study the form of our Reds and Blues.

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Done it! You've done it!

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I don't know what happened there!

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Retake!

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When we finish, you can come back and buy it, OK?

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OK, yeah, OK.

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-Who's in charge all the time?

-I know, I know.

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And we're odds-on for a cracking auction with our Reds.

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SHE SQUEALS

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Or will it be the Blues who romp home?

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Oh, I see. Are you confident?

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-Oh, confident.

-Are you?

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-Very confident.

-Absolutely.

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That's all for later. Now, let's meet today's teams.

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And for the Red team, we have Susan and her son, Ryan.

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And for the Blue team we have good friends, Chris and Alan.

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-Hello! ALL:

-Hello!

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Now, Susan and Ryan, who chose who to come on Bargain Hunt?

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I asked him when we were watching Bargain Hunt one day.

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I said, "I'd love to go on there."

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-And he said, "I'll come on with you, Mum."

-Well done.

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-It's been on your bucket list for some time, hasn't it?

-It has, it certainly has, yes.

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So, Ryan, what's your antique knowledge like?

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Very, very little.

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All I know about antiques is they're old!

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Well, that's half the battle!

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I do like old cars though.

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I have a 1983 Land Rover.

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I can't wait to insure it, but I'll have to be 25 before I can do that!

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-Oh, really?

-Yeah.

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So you've got five years to wait, have you?

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-A long time!

-Never mind, plenty of time to save up!

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Now, Susan, you're the team expert when it comes to antiques?

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No!

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No.

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-No. I like charity shops and car-boot sales.

-Yeah.

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And I just think I know all about antiques.

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Do you? That's good.

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What do you do for a living, Susan?

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I look after children

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who are visiting their parent or relative in prison,

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to make their visit more comfortable.

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I do lots of craft with them and games

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and just have a good time.

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-As best we can.

-Yeah, but it must be challenging.

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-It's very challenging.

-Now, Ryan, you like working with animals,

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-don't you?

-I love working with animals.

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I spent a long time re-homing them, which I loved,

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following their progress,

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getting their confidence back in people again and stuff like that.

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Yeah, yeah.

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Hopefully, I want to start my own dog-walking business in the future.

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-Do you?

-Yeah.

-Now, what about tactics, you two?

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Well, I'm going to buy an item.

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-Yep.

-I'm going to buy an item.

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-Yep.

-And then we're going to have a joint item!

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And that's our Red team, Susan and Ryan.

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And now, for good friends Chris and Alan, our Blue team.

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-Hello, chaps.

-Hi.

-Hello, there!

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Are you full of confidence?

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-Indeed I am.

-Absolutely, yes.

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-How long have you known each other?

-We've known each other 30 years.

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-30 years?

-And 30 years ago I became the Methodist church minister

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in a town just south of Durham city,

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and this man here was the leader of the local council.

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-So, our paths crossed.

-So, are you still working in the church?

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I do the occasional services,

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and my main love these days is the company at the gym.

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Three times a week, trying to keep fit,

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and I meet all sorts of people from all parts of the world.

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It really does me good.

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Rowing machines?

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-Indeed.

-Good Lord!

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-30 minutes.

-Chris, you're still very active, aren't you?

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-Do all sorts of things.

-Yes, indeed.

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I write books.

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I do a one-man show called The Genius of Charles Dickens.

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We've played it successfully at the Edinburgh Festival

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for the past three years.

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Wonderful, who's your favourite Dickens character?

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Well, I would say Fagin, because he's so evil!

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-You've got to pick a pocket or two!

-Absolutely.

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Now, Alan, you've found out something about Chris

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you didn't know quite recently, didn't you?

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I knew not only that we were born three days apart,

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but that he had three younger sisters, one of whom is very famous!

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Tell me more, Chris?

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The famous one is Victoria Wood, who sadly died last year aged only 62.

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And, me and my first two sisters all had a fair amount of talent.

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But the story is that Mum and Dad kept trying

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until they found a really good one!

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-Which they did!

-They did indeed!

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So, chaps, what's your plan?

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Well, as we're both strong-minded people,

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the idea is that we have one each, and the other one is a mutual one.

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Wonderful, that should work well.

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Now, all you need is some money to go shopping with.

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-£300 I've got for you.

-Thank you very much.

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And I've got £300 for you!

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-Yes!

-Off you go shopping, have a great time!

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Comics versus animal lovers.

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Goodness knows if either of them will make a profit!

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All our teams need now are their experts.

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Hoping to light up some profits for the Reds, it's Paul Laidlaw.

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And hoping for a barrel load of profits for the Blues,

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it's Philip Serrell.

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Susan, Ryan, this braw morning in Wetherby,

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what is it we're shopping for?

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We're shopping for dogs, Paul!

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-What?

-Dogs. Dogs. Any dogs.

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-Bronze dogs, wooden dogs.

-Oh, OK, this works!

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I'm looking for curves today

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because I've heard recently that curves are selling.

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-Ryan, you?

-Live dogs...

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It's all about pooches, you love your dogs.

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I want to buy something that people would like in their homes.

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Because if they don't want it in their homes, they won't buy it.

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Right, teams, get your skates on!

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Your time starts now!

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I'm well-known to be just a big puppy, so...

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HE PANTS

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You understand what a curve is?

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-I think I do...

-Yeah!

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I think we're all clear on what our teams want,

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and the Reds are straight onto the scent.

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How about those two over there?

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-What two?

-The two side hounds.

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Go on, then. Let's have a look.

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They'd look good at the end of the drive on the pillars,

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-would they not?

-They would look brilliant, wouldn't they?

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-What do you think, any age?

-Not really, I don't think.

-No...

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-You know what you do with those?

-No.

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-You paint them with yoghurt.

-Yoghurt?

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It encourages lichen growth and so on,

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so it basically speeds up the ageing of them.

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Do you reckon we could do that before the auction, or...

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What is that smell in this auction room, anybody?

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Depends what flavour yoghurt, as well!

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-What would you like to pay for them?

-To pay for those, I would pay... 80?

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Good luck, Susan.

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That's half the £160 ticket price!

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-Do you want to ask?

-We're thinking 80.

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I'd love to, but I'm afraid the margins on this one are jolly tight.

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What is the best?

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The kill on them would have to be 120.

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-100?

-No, I'm sorry, I can't.

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I know my margins, they're very tight on this one.

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110? Go on!

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-No, I can't.

-115?

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Is Mum's negotiating embarrassing you, Ryan?

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118 and I'll do it.

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-Yeah?

-Well, you shook the hand now...

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You've done it!

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You've done it, I don't know what happened there!

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Look at this!

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Ryan, how do you feel about that negotiating strategy?

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Well, I think I might get involved on the next one.

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I might be shy but I think I can do a bit better than that!

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By get involved, do you mean basically hold her back?

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Yes, yeah. If I hold her back, you can do it next time!

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Right then, folks. We've done it.

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We've got dogs within a nanosecond to start with.

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They certainly have.

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£118 spent and not even five minutes on the clock.

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Are the Blues also cooking on gas?

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Do you like those stoves?

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Because they're useful things, everybody's got...

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They're converting garden sheds and yurts and whatever

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and they put these little wood-burning stoves in. French.

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Do you like the look of those, or not?

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-Yeah, let's come and have a look.

-Do you want to have a look?

-Yeah, let's have a look.

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See... I quite... I quite like these.

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Now that one's seen better... Well, that one's been well...

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Do you like them or not?

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-Nope.

-No.

-That's sorted that out then, didn't it?

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Maybe not enough curves for the blues, Phil?

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Now, typewriters weren't on your shopping list, Reds.

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Is there any good worth in the typewriters?

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Their prices have kept up, recently and I don't know why.

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Early ones, big-money.

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These 1920s Underwoods, cast iron there, it's ballast.

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I don't know? Decorative objects.

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I think they're too late to be really desirable to the collectors.

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I suspect the Smiths Premier Number 10 is a better one.

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-£200.

-Yeah, it is the better one, isn't it?

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But too rich for us.

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Yes, definitely, after that first buy!

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-All right!

-I'm not going to let you forget it!

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All righty, right, right!

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You have £182 left, Reds.

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And you'll have to leave something for Paul.

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So what has Chris spotted?

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This, gentleman, is a cracket.

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And it's nicely decorated, it's small.

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It'll stand by the hearth and grandkids can sit on it.

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-Sounds to me like we're not going to have much say in this, are we?

-No.

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Shall we find out how much it is?

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Excuse me, how much is your little stool, please?

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-It's £15.

-I would like to get this for... £9.

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Oh, right, OK.

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£9, it goes for ten and we get a profit.

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-How about that?

-Give me £9, then.

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There you are, that's it.

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-Well done, that man.

-Very good.

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-Thank you.

-And it's round, as well.

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This is not going to be any great age, but it's a bit of fun,

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isn't it? And for £9, there's got to be a profit there.

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We will make a profit and that is the object of the exercise.

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-It's job done, isn't it?

-Job done, job done.

-Job done.

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Right, we're going to put that down and find two other

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-curvaceous profitable things.

-OK, yep.

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Something with curves for the home.

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The Blues think they've cracked it!

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That's one we're sharing, right?

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That's the sharing one.

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You've already chosen that, and now you're saying I'm sharing?

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-Well, you are sharing!

-I do hate it when...

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What sort of a friend is that?

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I hate it when there's rows, come on. Come on.

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Brilliant. Good luck with these two, Phil.

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Let's go back to the Reds.

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The chopping block, what is that?

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It's a hat block.

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It's from Poland and it's done in sections.

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So, the lady would make the hats on it,

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and you can make them bigger or smaller, you know?

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-I've seen the price there.

-What price have I got on it?

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-70.

-The best I could do is 60.

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-OK.

-Right, I definitely need your support on that!

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Susan, I've heard there's loads of dog things somewhere else...

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-Yeah?

-I think there would be profit in that.

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I've spent big already, sorry.

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-All right.

-Thank you.

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Some diversion tactics coming into play there!

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Alan, are you getting a look in?

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Let's have a look at this.

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That's brand-new and it's about £20 worth.

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-£20 worth?

-Yeah.

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When we finish you can come back and buy that, OK?

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-OK, yeah, OK.

-Who's in charge all the time?

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I know, I know. I know.

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Let's call him team leader!

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Reds, are you about to give some more dogs a home?

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I do like the figure.

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Are they a pair, or... No...

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-They've got to be a pair, yeah.

-Yes, yes.

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What kind of metal do you think they are?

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It will be a base metal alloy and then the pattern, the bronzing,

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is just applied over that.

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-Right.

-I think there's a good chance they're French.

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Date wise, I think somewhere between '30s and '50s.

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But when they were new, it didn't have that chunk out of it there.

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But, you know what? It's not the end of the world, is it?

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-No.

-28 for the two? Fair enough.

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I mean, frankly, at auction I put an estimate of 20 to 40 on those.

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-As much as 40?

-Look, they're dogs!

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It's not just you and your mum...

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-People love them!

-I might get a best price and then walk away.

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-Play it tactically.

-I like the way you think!

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I'd just like to ask what would be the best price on these.

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Just considering the big chip.

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22, I think.

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Would 15 be...?

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£20.

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-I think we'll look around, and...

-Have a look round, and...

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Yeah, hopefully they're there when we come back.

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-OK.

-We'll think about it.

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-Thank you very much, though.

-No problem at all. Thank you very much.

-See you soon.

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Unlike Mum, Ryan clearly wants to be careful with the cash.

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Blues, are you moving at full steam?

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-You like railways, don't you?

-I absolutely do, yes.

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These...are bookplates.

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And they would have been used to illustrate a book.

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They're not that old and they're not hugely valuable.

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But to a train buff...

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We both live near the Stockton and Darlington Railway.

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-Right.

-And we're very keen on that.

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And I think this would be excellent depending on what price we can get.

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Let's have a word with the dealer, see what we can do.

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-Good Sir!

-Yes?

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These, they're not hugely... They haven't got great age, have they?

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I would think they're probably 1920s, '30s,

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going on the type of printing that they are.

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Yeah. I was thinking sort of '50s,

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but I think they're very nice things.

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In my eyes, they're like between £2 and £8 each.

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So, do you want to buy one, or all of them?

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-Let's have the lot.

-One, two, three, four...

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-Give us a price for the whole lot.

-Six, seven.

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-I've actually got £20 each on those.

-Oh.

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If you are going to buy them all, I think the very best would be £70.

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£10 each.

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I actually paid £8 each for them, so I can't do any better really.

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Make it 69, and we've got a deal.

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He's done it again!

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-All right.

-And he's in charge again, have you noticed?

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-Yes, yes. I noticed!

-He wants to buy everything.

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I think that's a punchy price you've paid for those...

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But if they don't make it in Darlington they're not going to anywhere, are they?

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Now, you can definitely buy the last item. Definitely!

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-Definitely!

-Famous last words!

-Thank you very much.

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We'll see what happens, but I won't count my chickens!

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That's two down in 25 minutes.

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Now, what does Susan have her eye on?

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I think there's a dog in it, if you're looking for it!

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-BARKING

-Yes!

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It's an old steel milk churn, that's been copper plated.

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And it works! What are you going to do with that, dog biscuits?

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Yeah, what price have we got on that?

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It's 35.

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It's not a lot of money?

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It's practical, so...

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It's not something we were going to go for, but if you like it, then...

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And you can get it for the right price, go for it.

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-I was thinking lower.

-I would go to 30 on that one,

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but that would be the best I can do.

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Remember, Mum, you can go lower than 30...

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-25?

-No, it really needs to be 30.

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I don't think it's a lot of money, I think people are going to think

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I can stick kindling in that, next to the log burner, or whatever.

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The guy's only asking £30 for it.

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-Yeah...

-Sounds all right to me!

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Might even go £29...

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I've got a sneaking suspicion!

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-£29.

-Thank you!

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Ryan, you're a positive influence. Thanks very much!

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-What do you reckon?

-It's a good buy.

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Thank you very much!

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Susan certainly likes to drive a hard bargain, but that makes it 2-2.

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So, whilst the teams carry on with the shopping,

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I'm off for a stroll around Wetherby!

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I've come away from Wetherby Racecourse

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because I've got something here that I want to show you.

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A walking stick, you think?

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Well, it is a walking stick - and it isn't.

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Cast your mind back to the late 19th century.

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The church, there's a lovely example of a church there,

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didn't really like you playing any sort of sport,

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particularly over there, Scotland.

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The national sport, golf.

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So, what some cunning golf club makers did

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was they made a thing called a Sunday stick,

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which appears, to the vicar, to be a simple walking stick.

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But on the way home, when no-one was looking,

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you turn it round, and look!

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It's shaped as a golf club.

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And, you could practice your swing on a Sunday,

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without anybody knowing.

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And a good Sunday stick made by a famous maker is now really quite

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collectable. This is a beautiful hickory shafted one made today.

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Note how it's different from a usual golf club.

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It tapers away to a little brass ferrule.

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A golf club, of course, would get wider and have a grip.

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But if you walked into church with your walking stick with a grip round

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the bottom, the vicar would know precisely

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what you'd got in your hand!

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Anyway, if you could find one from 1890, 1900,

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they were made by Anderson,

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and they were made by people like Tom Morris.

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You could be paying £400 or £500 for one of those,

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but a well-made reproduction one's still going to cost you

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the best part of £100.

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But, what fun - leave church,

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turn your walking stick upside down...

0:17:230:17:26

Vicar's not watching...

0:17:260:17:28

Quick swing...and away we go!

0:17:280:17:30

Back to it and we're over halfway.

0:17:370:17:39

Both teams have two items.

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The Reds seem to love their buys,

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and Susan is rather impressed with their expert.

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Paul is brilliant, I'm so pleased that we have Paul.

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Me mum's just starstruck! Yeah.

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And so far, Chris has taken charge of the Blues' two buys.

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So, Alan, what's the plan for your final item?

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I'm looking for something artistic.

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It's not the sort of...

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Curve... Art... Art curvature that I'm looking for.

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It's a piece of...artistic...

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I think I know what sort of curvature you're looking for!

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No, no!

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And, Ryan, you're taking charge of the final item for the Reds...

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Or maybe not.

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-Ryan?

-Yep?

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A little...

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-What is that?

-That is just a wee trinket dish.

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Interestingly, that casting I've seen before.

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I suspect period wise, 1920s, 1930s.

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Origin, that might be out of France.

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I worry about the lack of substance, but I tell you what it is -

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utterly charming.

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I do like the fact that it isn't damaged,

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but like you say, it's that substance.

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It doesn't jump out at you,

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like if you were walking around an auction room,

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would that catch your eye? I think we'll move on.

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It's not puppy love, but these medals have caught Alan's eye.

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Phil?

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Tell me how George V World War I medals are going to sell?

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Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, which is what the three medals were known as,

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will make between probably

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£30 and £50 for the three.

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Take it out if you want and have a look.

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Yeah... What sort of prices...

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-How much have I got on it?

-£65!

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Well, there you go.

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There's the extra information in there.

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You're not just buying medals, you're buying the guide...

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-I realise!

-I like him!

-I realise that.

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What's the best that you could do on those?

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-What can you do them for?

-55.

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-Is that the absolute finish?

-Oh, come on, come on.

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51?

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55.

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I think that those two badges are like £30 to £40 at auction.

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He's not going to drop lower than 55, so you've really got...

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It's time to probably move on.

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But you can come back, if you want to.

0:19:530:19:55

-We'll have a think.

-OK.

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Come on, off we go.

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Have a think then, Blues.

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And, surprise, surprise, there's more dogs for the Reds!

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I'm loving that Lurcher, those Lurchers mid run.

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They are very expensive,

0:20:060:20:07

and I don't know if she'll come down with them, being new.

0:20:070:20:10

I think you're on a hiding to nothing.

0:20:100:20:13

This is good art, but to buy it...

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-In an auction...

-And then stick it in an auction.

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It doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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-Is that all right?

-No, yeah, yeah.

0:20:210:20:23

I'm just trying to give you the right advice.

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I just like the scruffy Lurcher!

0:20:250:20:27

I mean, I love that, it's really good work.

0:20:270:20:31

Yes, sound advice, Paul.

0:20:310:20:33

Now it seems our reverend has been distracted...

0:20:330:20:35

-Chris?

-I bet you've never seen a volume like this.

0:20:350:20:39

Sermons to young women, in two volumes.

0:20:390:20:43

By James Fordyce DD, Doctor of Divinity.

0:20:430:20:49

This is a piece of tat.

0:20:490:20:51

Leave it alone. Come on.

0:20:510:20:52

That is not tat. It's only tat to you!

0:20:520:20:55

The team leader has spoken!

0:20:560:20:58

So, with 45 minutes on the clock, Reds,

0:20:580:21:01

what is your third item going to be?

0:21:010:21:02

Nothing else has jumped out, like you says.

0:21:020:21:04

No, we have to go back for the dogs, Ryan.

0:21:040:21:06

Oh, yeah. I can definitely sprint!

0:21:060:21:08

-Who's going to win?

-Come on, jog on.

0:21:080:21:10

Race you.

0:21:100:21:12

Quelle surprise!

0:21:120:21:15

Just look what's put a smile to Alan's face.

0:21:150:21:18

-What do you reckon?

-Well...

0:21:180:21:20

-Alan.

-Got some curvature!

0:21:200:21:22

Alan, make the lady an offer, OK?

0:21:220:21:25

Off you go.

0:21:250:21:27

Use all your skills.

0:21:270:21:28

Use all your diplomatic skills.

0:21:280:21:31

38, what do you reckon?

0:21:310:21:32

You're looking at me, aren't you?

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And how much are you going to give it to me?

0:21:360:21:38

I'll do 20 for you.

0:21:380:21:39

Oh!

0:21:390:21:40

Make it 19.

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-Make it 19.

-19?

-OK.

0:21:420:21:43

19?

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-OK.

-19. Oh, I say!

-Shake her hand.

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Oh, I say!

0:21:480:21:50

Wonderful, thank you very much indeed.

0:21:500:21:52

Shake the woman's hand.

0:21:520:21:55

You're my brother!

0:21:550:21:56

Well, how much have you just paid for that?

0:21:560:21:59

-19.

-And what is it?

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It is purely decorative, in a house.

0:22:010:22:05

-It is... Yes, yes.

-And it's a beautiful colour.

0:22:050:22:08

-What did you think to it?

-I think it'll make the money.

0:22:080:22:11

At 19 quid, you can't lose very much, can you?

0:22:110:22:13

-Exactly.

-Well done, you.

0:22:130:22:14

Thank you very much indeed.

0:22:140:22:16

And do you know what? Joking apart,

0:22:160:22:17

I think you've got three items that could show you a profit.

0:22:170:22:20

Although, I give up with you...

0:22:200:22:22

Job done, Blues, with ten minutes to spare.

0:22:240:22:27

You've certainly made us laugh!

0:22:270:22:29

Reds, I just hope those bookends haven't gone walkies...

0:22:290:22:32

I can't see them, actually...

0:22:320:22:34

-Have they gone?

-That boat might have sailed.

0:22:340:22:37

Wow!

0:22:370:22:38

-Ten minutes.

-I should be panicking.

-Yes.

-Oh, my word.

-Have they gone...

0:22:400:22:43

-They've gone?

-Sorry?

-The dogs gone?

-Dogs?

0:22:430:22:47

Dogs... These?

0:22:470:22:50

You did it on purpose!

0:22:500:22:51

THEY LAUGH

0:22:510:22:53

Well, yes.

0:22:530:22:54

-How does that feel?

-I don't want to give you a heart attack,

0:22:540:22:56

but what about 16?

0:22:560:22:58

Your time is running out you see, I've seen this game played before!

0:22:580:23:02

-£19, that's... That's it.

-18.

0:23:020:23:06

I don't know if I like you that much!

0:23:060:23:09

Well...! I think I might just go buy a...

0:23:090:23:12

-£18, go on, then.

-There you go, thank you very much.

0:23:120:23:15

Indeed. Thank you very much, by the way.

0:23:150:23:17

-Thank you.

-Thanks for that.

0:23:170:23:19

And that's it for the Reds, too.

0:23:190:23:22

Right teams, your time is up!

0:23:240:23:26

-Well, my brother...

-Yeah.

0:23:260:23:27

-We've done it!

-That's a good ending!

0:23:270:23:29

-Done it!

-Yes!

0:23:290:23:30

Let's check out what the Red team have bought.

0:23:320:23:34

First up, Susan and Ryan were determined to buy some dogs.

0:23:360:23:39

And straightaway, bought the statues for £118.

0:23:390:23:42

No dogs for their second item.

0:23:450:23:46

Instead, they bought a milk churn for £29.

0:23:460:23:49

Then, back to the dogs for their final item.

0:23:510:23:54

£18 paid for these bookends.

0:23:540:23:57

Susan and Ryan, woof, woof!

0:23:570:24:01

All about dogs, wasn't it?

0:24:010:24:02

I mean, you said you were going to buy animals, and you did.

0:24:020:24:04

We did, barking mad, we did.

0:24:040:24:06

How was your negotiatings?

0:24:060:24:08

-Really good?

-Do you not think they could have been a little sharper?

0:24:080:24:11

He's saying nothing!

0:24:110:24:13

It's not often you see this man stuck for words!

0:24:130:24:16

But you seem to have pulled it off!

0:24:160:24:18

-Did you have a good time, though?

-Fantastic, brilliant time.

0:24:180:24:20

Marvellous. So, Ryan, have you had a good time?

0:24:200:24:22

Oh, I've had a great time.

0:24:220:24:24

Especially seeing all the dogs.

0:24:240:24:26

-Yeah?

-The antiques, and the live ones!

0:24:260:24:28

Wonderful. So, what was your favourite item?

0:24:290:24:32

The big dogs. The two big dogs.

0:24:320:24:34

So certain about that!

0:24:340:24:36

-Ryan?

-Yeah, they're my favourite as well, the two big Lurchers.

0:24:360:24:39

And there's no point in asking you

0:24:390:24:40

-which is going to make the biggest profit?

-The big dogs!

-Yep.

0:24:400:24:43

No, I don't... I don't think so. I think we overspent on that...

0:24:430:24:47

-But I think the bookends'll do well. Yeah.

-The bookends it is.

0:24:470:24:49

Well, you spent £165, which is a fraction over half.

0:24:490:24:54

It leaves 135, which I'm hoping one of you's got?

0:24:540:24:59

-I have!

-Now, come on, over to me.

0:24:590:25:01

I only handle it for a short while, before I hand it on to your man,

0:25:010:25:05

who is going to work very hard on your behalf.

0:25:050:25:07

I hope so.

0:25:070:25:08

I can assure you, the bonus buy will be entirely canine-free!

0:25:080:25:13

-So, what WILL you do with it?

-Do you know, I've really no idea,

0:25:150:25:18

but I've got a budget, and that'll do me.

0:25:180:25:20

So, while Paul goes off with his budget,

0:25:200:25:22

let's check out what the Blue team have bought.

0:25:220:25:25

First up, friends Chris and Alan wanted something for the home,

0:25:250:25:28

and bought this stool for £9.

0:25:280:25:30

Next, it was full steam ahead,

0:25:320:25:34

and they paid £69 for these railway printing blocks.

0:25:340:25:37

And finally, Alan was allowed to buy something,

0:25:380:25:41

so he bought this vase for £19.

0:25:410:25:44

So, the Chris and Alan show.

0:25:450:25:46

Well, it wasn't really, was it?

0:25:460:25:47

It was the Chris show, with a splash of Alan.

0:25:470:25:49

-I would disagree with that.

-You would disagree with that?

-Yeah.

0:25:490:25:52

What about you, Chris, weren't you leading things?

0:25:520:25:54

It was 50-50 all the way through!

0:25:540:25:56

Was it 50-50 all the way through?

0:25:560:25:58

We might go to an adjudicator on that.

0:25:580:26:00

-Phil?

-I think Chris's 50-50 is 60-40!

0:26:000:26:03

-Have you had a good time?

-Oh, magnificent.

0:26:050:26:07

Such a good time,

0:26:070:26:08

you bought your third lot without Phil knowing anything about it.

0:26:080:26:10

Exactly! It's going to sell.

0:26:100:26:12

It's going to sell with a profit.

0:26:120:26:14

So, is that your favourite item?

0:26:140:26:15

Yes, I think so.

0:26:150:26:17

Sure? Chris, what's your favourite item?

0:26:170:26:19

Oh, it's got to be the cracket.

0:26:190:26:21

And it'll make a fair profit, but I think that Alan's right,

0:26:210:26:24

we'll probably make most money on his vase.

0:26:240:26:27

Most money on the vase and what do you think, Alan?

0:26:270:26:29

I think the green vase.

0:26:290:26:30

-The green vase.

-It is magnificent.

0:26:300:26:32

Well, well, well. This is the Bargain Hunt of the green vase.

0:26:320:26:35

And you spent £97.

0:26:350:26:39

-How much did I give you?

-300.

-Yep.

0:26:390:26:41

So, I reckon you've got 203 to give back.

0:26:410:26:44

-Your maths is excellent.

-I would like it now.

0:26:440:26:46

-Do we have to give it back?

-I'm afraid you do.

-Oh, dear me.

0:26:460:26:49

And it'll sound even worse when I tell you where it's going.

0:26:490:26:52

-There it is.

-Because it's going to the great man!

0:26:520:26:54

-Well, why not?

-Thank you, Charlie.

0:26:540:26:56

What are you going to do with it?

0:26:560:26:57

Well, they were looking for something

0:26:570:26:59

that was sort of curvy and silver,

0:26:590:27:01

so I suppose I've got to go and find something that's curvy and silver,

0:27:010:27:03

haven't I?!

0:27:030:27:05

So, while Phil goes off to find something curvy and silver,

0:27:050:27:08

I'm off to the auction room.

0:27:080:27:10

Today, we're at Thomas Watson auctioneers,

0:27:160:27:18

and I'm with the auctioneer himself, David Elstob.

0:27:180:27:21

-David, how are you?

-Very well, Charlie, and you?

0:27:210:27:23

Good, yes, thank you.

0:27:230:27:24

Now, the Red team, Susan and Ryan,

0:27:240:27:26

they said they were going to buy dogs,

0:27:260:27:28

and indeed they bought dogs,

0:27:280:27:30

the first pair of which you can see down there on the floor.

0:27:300:27:33

-What do you think of them?

-I think they're very handsome.

0:27:330:27:36

Nicely weathered, I think they'll do well.

0:27:360:27:38

Good. People like a dog in a saleroom, don't they?

0:27:380:27:40

They do. We do very well with dogs.

0:27:400:27:41

Do you? Have you had a bit of interest?

0:27:410:27:43

-We might have.

-We might have!

0:27:430:27:46

He's cagey, this one!

0:27:460:27:48

-What about an estimate?

-100-200.

0:27:480:27:50

Have you? Ooh!

0:27:500:27:52

I quite like the estimate because they paid £118.

0:27:520:27:55

I think they'll do well there,

0:27:550:27:57

I think there's some nice profit in that.

0:27:570:27:58

Good, good. Ooh, watch this space.

0:27:580:28:01

Start with a profit, will we have a profit with the next lot?

0:28:010:28:03

What do you think about that churn?

0:28:030:28:06

It's very nice, country rustic, a little bit battered, I'm afraid.

0:28:060:28:10

It has been kicked around a bit, hasn't it?

0:28:100:28:11

It has. But people might use it in the garden, put some flowers in it.

0:28:110:28:16

Yeah. It's not actually copper, though, is it?

0:28:160:28:18

I think it's been coppered.

0:28:180:28:20

Yes, and I think they agreed with that when they bought it.

0:28:200:28:23

Yeah. What about an estimate?

0:28:230:28:25

-20-30.

-20-30, well, that should be all right,

0:28:250:28:27

they're a bit near the top of that one -

0:28:270:28:29

29, odd figure, really, but they paid £29.

0:28:290:28:32

It'll be close, but there might be a small profit there.

0:28:320:28:34

Now, Ryan's choice was THIS pair of dogs, much, much smaller,

0:28:340:28:38

but quite well-modelled.

0:28:380:28:40

And although they're modern, they're quite appealing, aren't they?

0:28:400:28:43

They are appealing, they're in an Art Deco style,

0:28:430:28:45

they could be 1970s still,

0:28:450:28:46

there was a great revival around there of all things Deco.

0:28:460:28:49

They're spelter, rather than bronze.

0:28:490:28:51

They have a nice patina to them, there is an appeal there to buyers.

0:28:510:28:54

Yeah. I think the stands are probably earlier,

0:28:540:28:56

the stands look as if they might have

0:28:560:28:57

come from a three-piece clock set.

0:28:570:28:59

-I wouldn't disagree with that, Charlie.

-Yeah, a French clock set.

0:28:590:29:02

But they're appealing, as you say.

0:29:020:29:04

-What about an estimate?

-Our estimate is 30-50.

0:29:040:29:06

Well, well, well, £18 paid.

0:29:060:29:09

They may already be making a profit,

0:29:090:29:11

so they might not need their bonus buy.

0:29:110:29:13

But just in case they do, let's have a look at it.

0:29:130:29:16

Well, Susan and Ryan, I think we can be sure of one thing.

0:29:180:29:22

Under that red cloth, there is not a dog.

0:29:220:29:26

But we'll see what you have got.

0:29:280:29:30

OK. It was not easy, in fairness, I struggled a bit,

0:29:300:29:34

and all I could find was an old purse.

0:29:340:29:37

What's that doing for you?

0:29:370:29:39

I know. Look, I tried hard!

0:29:390:29:41

It wasn't easy! Anyway, not any old purse.

0:29:410:29:44

-Right.

-It's a Japanese object.

0:29:440:29:47

And this was worn perhaps by a samurai, it has to be said!

0:29:470:29:50

Hanging from his waistband and it is a tobacco pouch.

0:29:500:29:54

He'd have a little pouch for his pipe, his kiseru,

0:29:540:29:57

a little pouch for his tobacco and this is a collectable object.

0:29:570:30:00

But the decorative element here

0:30:000:30:03

is a lovely little gilt bronze depiction of a samurai

0:30:030:30:08

fighting a dragon.

0:30:080:30:09

Is it getting any sexier?

0:30:090:30:12

How much did you pay for it?

0:30:120:30:14

Oh! The price will determine how sexy it is, Mr Laidlaw!

0:30:140:30:18

That cost me £20.

0:30:180:30:19

-Wow.

-That's not bad.

0:30:190:30:20

You had a lot of money to spend.

0:30:200:30:22

Aye, well, it's not the size of the spend,

0:30:220:30:25

it's the size of the profit that counts.

0:30:250:30:28

Can I just have a look?

0:30:280:30:30

-Yeah.

-Is it leather?

0:30:300:30:33

I'm genuinely thinking, just, it's a little purse,

0:30:330:30:38

but I hear what you say.

0:30:380:30:40

I think we know what Susan thinks, but Ryan,

0:30:400:30:42

I'm not really getting anything from your face at the moment.

0:30:420:30:44

I knew you weren't going to go for a doggy thing,

0:30:440:30:46

but I didn't think it was going to be...

0:30:460:30:48

-A purse!

-Yes, a Japanese, samurai, purse, tobacco thing!

0:30:480:30:53

So, do you think it will be good at auction, will it bring good money?

0:30:530:30:57

I think there should be a healthy profit in that.

0:30:570:30:59

Well, I trust you, I really do. We said we would go with you.

0:30:590:31:02

-Yes, yeah, definitely.

-Well, you don't have to make your mind up now,

0:31:020:31:04

wait until the auction and then just see how the mood takes you.

0:31:040:31:07

And anyway, what does the auctioneer think about this pouch?

0:31:070:31:10

Is he as enthusiastic as Paul is?

0:31:100:31:13

Now, Paul Laidlaw can be a canny chap.

0:31:150:31:17

And I think he's hit the nail on the head with this lot.

0:31:170:31:20

It's a tobacco pouch. Well, we're not that keen on smoking any more,

0:31:200:31:24

of course, but I love the clasp.

0:31:240:31:26

I love it, I think it's a lovely object.

0:31:260:31:28

It's Japanese, Meiji period, end of the 19th century.

0:31:280:31:32

What sets it apart, really, is the quality of the clasp,

0:31:320:31:35

the casting's very crisp.

0:31:350:31:37

-Yeah. You have online buyers here?

-We'd have a lot of online buyers.

0:31:370:31:40

I think that's going online, I'll stick my neck out

0:31:400:31:42

and I think it's going to make a really good profit.

0:31:420:31:45

Well, what about your estimate?

0:31:450:31:47

-30-50.

-30-50.

0:31:470:31:49

Would that be slightly conservative?

0:31:490:31:50

-We'll see.

-I think it's slightly conservative.

0:31:500:31:53

But he only paid £20.

0:31:530:31:56

-He did very well.

-Anyway, that's the Reds done.

0:31:560:31:59

Now, the Blues, Chris and Alan, they haven't spent as much money,

0:31:590:32:02

-and we kick off with...the stool.

-Yes, the stool.

0:32:020:32:06

It's decorative.

0:32:060:32:08

Somebody might have a little corner to fill in a house.

0:32:080:32:11

-Yeah.

-It's all hand-painted, but...

0:32:110:32:13

It IS hand-painted, but you'd want it to be 19th century

0:32:130:32:15

-and Scandinavian, that style, wouldn't you?

-Yes, you would.

0:32:150:32:19

And then it might make some money.

0:32:190:32:21

-What about an estimate?

-20-30.

0:32:210:32:23

Ooh! I would say bullish.

0:32:230:32:25

-Do you know what they paid?

-Go on.

0:32:250:32:27

£9 for the milking stool.

0:32:270:32:28

£9, OK. Well, they might be nearer than I am.

0:32:280:32:30

They might make a profit there. Well, let's turn to the UDDER items.

0:32:300:32:33

Chris chose the stool and I think he was really the driving force

0:32:330:32:37

with these printing blocks, seven of them.

0:32:370:32:39

They're fascinating, they're history, but how saleable are they?

0:32:390:32:42

Well, we're in a railway town...

0:32:420:32:45

-Yes, of course.

-Always interest in railway items in Darlington.

0:32:450:32:47

-Yeah.

-Although the market is limited.

0:32:470:32:50

Yeah. The trouble is, they're not really that visual, are they?

0:32:500:32:54

If they were brighter, you could put them on the wall,

0:32:540:32:57

-look at them and admire them.

-Yes, you could mount them.

0:32:570:32:59

-What about an estimate?

-30-50.

-30-50.

0:32:590:33:01

I think they went quite bullish on this, £69 paid.

0:33:010:33:05

I think they've been a little bit strong with those.

0:33:050:33:07

Yeah. Well, time will tell.

0:33:070:33:10

Well, the vase, what about the vase?

0:33:100:33:11

I think it's nice, nice piece of art glass.

0:33:110:33:14

Very tactile, it's a nice shape.

0:33:140:33:16

-Nice bubble inclusions.

-Yeah.

-I like it.

0:33:160:33:18

-You're making it sound wonderful!

-I'm a good salesman, Charlie!

0:33:180:33:22

Well, will you need to be with this?

0:33:220:33:23

They loved this and they think this

0:33:230:33:25

is going to make them the biggest profit.

0:33:250:33:27

So, no pressure, but what's your estimate?

0:33:270:33:29

-30-50.

-30-50.

0:33:290:33:31

I think you've done them handsomely already with the estimate.

0:33:310:33:34

They paid £19.

0:33:340:33:36

-They've done well.

-They've done well, could well make a profit.

0:33:360:33:39

Well, we might be looking at two profits,

0:33:390:33:41

but quite probably not a third, so they might need their bonus buy.

0:33:410:33:45

So, let's have a look at it.

0:33:450:33:47

Well, Chris and Alan, you sent him off with a bundle of money

0:33:480:33:53

to buy something curvy and silver.

0:33:530:33:56

-Yes.

-Do you think he managed that?

0:33:560:33:58

Well, I wouldn't have put it past him.

0:33:580:34:01

-I'm just wondering.

-Well, it is slightly curvy.

0:34:010:34:05

Ooh.

0:34:050:34:06

But it is silver.

0:34:060:34:08

-What is it?

-It's a thermometer.

0:34:080:34:10

-Is that what it is?

-It would have sat on a gentleman's desk,

0:34:100:34:13

back end of the 19th century.

0:34:130:34:16

And it's hallmarked,

0:34:160:34:17

and I just think that's a really lovely thing.

0:34:170:34:20

Does it work, that's the point?!

0:34:210:34:23

It's got below five at the minute, so I think it probably does!

0:34:230:34:25

Oh! What do you think of that?

0:34:250:34:27

Well, it's got the curves, but...

0:34:290:34:31

has it got the temperature?

0:34:310:34:33

I think we might be a little cool on this one, I'm afraid.

0:34:330:34:36

For me, I get this totally underwhelmed feeling, Charlie,

0:34:360:34:40

-I don't know about you.

-Absolutely.

0:34:400:34:42

I mean, if the thermometer doesn't work,

0:34:420:34:43

it's a piece of cake to put another thermometer in there.

0:34:430:34:46

The point is, how much did you pay for it?

0:34:460:34:49

Well, I paid £45 for it and I think it'll make between £50-£80.

0:34:490:34:54

Ooh, he's getting excited, Phil.

0:34:540:34:55

You could be right. You could well be right.

0:34:550:34:58

£45!

0:34:580:35:00

Come on, fella!

0:35:000:35:01

-Not bad.

-Well, the boy done good.

0:35:010:35:04

Oh, thank you!

0:35:040:35:06

You're quite enthusiastic about this, aren't you?

0:35:060:35:08

I am now. I am now.

0:35:080:35:10

You don't have to make your mind up now, chaps,

0:35:100:35:12

wait until the auction.

0:35:120:35:14

But let's see what the auctioneer thinks about

0:35:140:35:17

Phil's curvy and silver thermometer.

0:35:170:35:19

Now, Phil's done pretty well here, I think, what do you think of it?

0:35:210:35:24

I like it. Nice Chester hallmark on it.

0:35:240:35:26

Chester silver's always very well-collected.

0:35:260:35:28

-It is, isn't it?

-It is.

0:35:280:35:29

1902, so it's Edwardian, a nice antique piece.

0:35:290:35:32

-So I think that'll do well.

-Yeah.

0:35:320:35:34

I'd like it to have been one year earlier, it's 1902, I think.

0:35:340:35:37

-Yes.

-Then we could call it Victorian, couldn't we?

0:35:370:35:39

-Yes, that would have been nice.

-Yeah. What's the estimate?

0:35:390:35:42

-40-60.

-40-60.

-£45 paid,

0:35:420:35:44

so there could well be a degree of profit in that, I think.

0:35:440:35:49

-Now, you'll be taking the sale?

-I will.

-Good.

0:35:490:35:52

I think you've got something of a challenge on your hands,

0:35:520:35:55

but no doubt you'll rise to it.

0:35:550:35:57

At 85, we all done?

0:35:570:35:59

Finish at £85, all done.

0:35:590:36:01

Susan and Ryan...

0:36:030:36:05

Susan, you look so nervous!

0:36:050:36:08

-No, I'm not!

-Have you been to an auction before?

0:36:080:36:10

-No.

-What do you think of it?

0:36:100:36:11

-Brilliant.

-We're starting with a couple of greyhound statues.

0:36:110:36:15

-Susan, you love these, don't you?

-Yes!

0:36:150:36:17

You really like these. Well, here they are, they're coming up now.

0:36:170:36:20

274 is a pair of greyhound garden statues.

0:36:200:36:24

I'll start you with interest on commission at £100.

0:36:240:36:26

100 I'm bid.

0:36:260:36:28

110, 120, 130, 140, 150 bid.

0:36:280:36:33

150 bid in the room.

0:36:330:36:35

At 150 bid, I'll take 160, at 150 bid, 160 anywhere?

0:36:350:36:40

At 150, then, I'm selling, fair warning.

0:36:400:36:42

At 150, all done?

0:36:420:36:44

SHE SQUEALS

0:36:450:36:47

-Well, that was...

-Do you know how much you've made?

0:36:490:36:52

-Are you there?

-Yeah!

0:36:520:36:53

£32 profit!

0:36:530:36:56

Now, here comes your milk churn.

0:36:560:36:58

276, a coppered metal milk churn.

0:36:580:37:00

I'm a 25 bid.

0:37:000:37:02

At 25 bid to see 30.

0:37:020:37:03

30 bid. At 30 bid, 35, 40.

0:37:030:37:06

35 online.

0:37:060:37:09

40 bid the room.

0:37:090:37:10

At 40 bid, then, the internet's out.

0:37:100:37:12

I'm selling in the room, at £40 then.

0:37:120:37:15

Fair warning at 40...

0:37:150:37:16

Plus 11!

0:37:180:37:19

32 plus 11, even I can do that!

0:37:190:37:22

£43 profit!

0:37:220:37:25

Hey, hey, hey! No pressure, Ryan,

0:37:250:37:27

but you stand between your mum and a golden gavel!

0:37:270:37:29

Oh, don't say that, it's too much pressure.

0:37:290:37:32

Here we go! 278 is a pair of spelter Alsatian bookends on marble bases.

0:37:320:37:37

Nice Deco-looking pieces. I'll start you £20.

0:37:370:37:40

20 I'm bid.

0:37:400:37:41

At 20 bid, I'll take 25 for these.

0:37:410:37:42

You've done it, you've done it!

0:37:420:37:45

At £20 a bid. 25 anywhere.

0:37:450:37:47

25 online.

0:37:470:37:49

25 I'm bid, an internet bidder at 25, to see 30.

0:37:490:37:52

At £25 then, are we all done, are we finished?

0:37:520:37:55

I'm selling then at 25.

0:37:550:37:56

25!

0:37:560:37:57

What?!

0:37:590:38:01

You have made a profit of £50.

0:38:010:38:04

So, do you want to go with this pouch?

0:38:040:38:06

-Yeah.

-Yeah, go on.

-Yeah. We trust him.

0:38:060:38:09

-You trust him implicitly, don't you?

-It might not be a dog thing, but we trust him.

0:38:090:38:12

-He's like our best friend now.

-Yeah.

0:38:120:38:14

Here it is!

0:38:140:38:15

284's a Japanese tobacco pouch

0:38:150:38:17

with a metal relief ornament of a warrior slaying a dragon.

0:38:170:38:20

I'll start you £20, 20 I'm bid,

0:38:200:38:23

£20 I'm bid on commission.

0:38:230:38:24

25 online.

0:38:240:38:25

25 online to see 30.

0:38:250:38:27

30 bid, 30 in the room, £30 in the room, 35 anywhere?

0:38:270:38:32

It's £30, then, I'm selling in the room at £30, all done.

0:38:320:38:36

Yes, well...

0:38:360:38:38

-It's a profit!

-It's a profit of £10, what more can you ask?

0:38:380:38:42

So, you have made £60 profit.

0:38:420:38:44

It's difficult not to look smug with a £60 profit,

0:38:440:38:47

but not a word to the Blues, OK?

0:38:470:38:51

Schtum. And then we'll surprise them.

0:38:510:38:53

-Are you confident?

-Oh, confident.

0:38:590:39:01

-Are you?

-Very confident.

-Absolutely.

0:39:010:39:03

Well, you're kicking off with the milking stool, and after all,

0:39:030:39:06

it was cheap, wasn't it?

0:39:060:39:07

-Milking stool?

-Excuse me.

0:39:070:39:09

-A cracket.

-I stand corrected.

0:39:090:39:11

Anyway, here it comes.

0:39:110:39:13

Lot 300's a milking stool with painted flower decoration.

0:39:130:39:16

Very folk arty-looking piece.

0:39:160:39:18

I'll start you with interest, 15 bid online.

0:39:180:39:20

15 bid, 20 I'll take next.

0:39:200:39:24

At £15 the bid's at 15, 20 anywhere?

0:39:240:39:26

At £15 the bids, then, are we all done, are we finished?

0:39:260:39:29

I'm going to sell, then, at £15.

0:39:290:39:31

All done at 15?

0:39:310:39:32

-What do you reckon, chaps?

-A profit is a profit.

0:39:340:39:37

Yeah. Is it cheap for a cracket?

0:39:370:39:39

-Cheap.

-Cheap for a cracket.

0:39:390:39:41

But it's given you a profit of £6.

0:39:410:39:43

-Yes.

-Now, the printing blocks.

0:39:430:39:44

Well...

0:39:440:39:46

Here they are, Alan, and we'll need faith, I think!

0:39:460:39:48

302's a collection of seven printing blocks,

0:39:480:39:51

steam locomotives, very nice.

0:39:510:39:52

I'll start you £20, 20 I'm bid.

0:39:520:39:55

25, 30, 35 bid, 35 on the gallery.

0:39:550:39:58

-Oh, come along!

-35, I'll take 40.

0:39:580:40:00

-You're halfway there.

-At 35, 40 online.

0:40:000:40:03

-Oh, 40 online!

-45, 45 bid, I'll take 50.

0:40:030:40:06

At £45, up on the gallery, then.

0:40:060:40:08

The internet's out. £45.

0:40:080:40:11

Oh! That's a shame, isn't it?

0:40:110:40:14

That's a loss of £24, which is a bit of a blow, really.

0:40:140:40:18

Which means overall, you are £18 down.

0:40:180:40:21

We'll make it up on the vase.

0:40:230:40:25

You'll make it up on the vase. Here we go.

0:40:250:40:27

304's a tall, green glass vase of trefoil section.

0:40:270:40:31

Nice piece of art glass.

0:40:310:40:32

I'll start you at £20.

0:40:320:40:34

20 bid.

0:40:340:40:35

£20 a bid. 25 I'll take.

0:40:350:40:37

At £20 a bid, any interest at 25?

0:40:370:40:40

At £20, are we all done, are we finished?

0:40:400:40:42

At £20, all done?

0:40:420:40:45

-Oh!

-But a profit is a profit!

0:40:450:40:47

Anyway, thanks to the vase, your loss of £24 has shot down to £23.

0:40:490:40:54

So, what about the easel thermometer,

0:40:540:40:56

do you want to go with it?

0:40:560:40:57

You weren't referring to me when you said...?

0:40:570:40:59

Yes, I have every confidence in Philip, he will bring us a profit.

0:40:590:41:03

-Alan, what do you want to do with this?

-Oh, go for it.

0:41:030:41:06

-Go for it. Got to go for it.

-Here we are.

0:41:060:41:09

This is it.

0:41:090:41:10

310 is a Chester hallmark silver-framed easel thermometer.

0:41:100:41:14

Hallmark 1902, very pretty, nice little desk piece, this.

0:41:140:41:18

I'll start you £25.

0:41:180:41:20

25 I'm bid, 25 bid, £30 I'll take.

0:41:200:41:24

At 25 bid, 30, five, 40, sir.

0:41:240:41:28

At £40 it is up on the gallery, then, at £40, I'm selling.

0:41:280:41:31

At £40, all done.

0:41:310:41:33

Oh, no! Oh!

0:41:330:41:34

-I'm very surprised at that.

-I am.

0:41:360:41:37

Still, you could well win this competition, Alan,

0:41:370:41:42

you're quite right. Anyway, not a word to the Reds.

0:41:420:41:45

-Keep quiet.

-Yeah.

-And we'll find out later.

-OK.

0:41:450:41:49

Susan and Ryan, Chris and Alan, have you had a good time?

0:41:540:41:57

-Oh, yes!

-Yes!

0:41:570:41:59

Oh, my word, sounds as if you've had a ball!

0:41:590:42:01

Well, of course, on Bargain Hunt, we don't have winners and losers,

0:42:010:42:04

-you know that, don't you?

-Yep.

-We do.

0:42:040:42:06

We have winners and we have runners-up.

0:42:060:42:07

I can tell you, because the runners-up today are...

0:42:070:42:10

Yeah?

0:42:100:42:11

Ooh.

0:42:110:42:12

-You!

-Oh!

0:42:120:42:14

Oh, no!

0:42:140:42:16

Yes, it's the Blues!

0:42:160:42:17

I'm afraid it was the printing blocks that did it, wasn't it?

0:42:170:42:20

Yes. Mea culpa. Mea culpa.

0:42:200:42:21

Well, Susan, it all went well, didn't it?

0:42:210:42:23

-Yes.

-Swimmingly well. And Ryan, woof, woof!

0:42:230:42:26

Those dogs just put the icing on the cake, didn't it?

0:42:280:42:31

Well, you could say they brought home the bone, couldn't you?

0:42:310:42:33

Brought home the bone!

0:42:330:42:35

Well, it certainly did.

0:42:350:42:36

Well, you made three profits. You made a profit out of the greyhound

0:42:360:42:39

statues, the milk churn and the Alsatian bookends.

0:42:390:42:42

-Yes.

-I mean, that's fantastic.

0:42:420:42:44

And then for good measure, your good man chucked another tenner on top.

0:42:440:42:48

-Yes!

-So, with that, you're going home with 60 smackers.

0:42:480:42:53

But of course, that pales into insignificance against

0:42:530:42:56

-what I'm about to give them.

-Uh-huh...

0:42:560:42:59

The Golden Gavel award.

0:42:590:43:02

How about that?!

0:43:020:43:03

Oh, my word!

0:43:030:43:05

One for you, Susan.

0:43:050:43:07

-Thank you.

-And Ryan, wear it with pride.

0:43:070:43:10

-Oh, I will do.

-We don't dish out those every day, I can tell you!

0:43:100:43:15

So, congratulations.

0:43:150:43:16

Congratulations and commiserations.

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Don't forget to have a look at our website and to follow us on Twitter,

0:43:180:43:21

details of which you can find on the screen.

0:43:210:43:23

In the meantime, do join us for more bargain hunting, yes?

0:43:230:43:26

-ALL:

-Yes!

0:43:260:43:27

Charlie Ross presents from an antiques fair at Wetherby Racecourse. Experts Paul Laidlaw and Philip Serrell are helping the reds and blues to hopefully make a profit at auction in Darlington. Charlie shows us a special stick that was used on Sundays.