The teams hunt for bargains in the Shropshire town of Oswestry. Anita Manning presents, with experts John Cameron and Thomas Plant helping out.
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Today, I'm in Shropshire, birthplace of John Weaver,
the father of English pantomime.
In his honour, I've been granted
my very own fairy godmother!
Ah, there you are.
Could I ask for a wish -
just a little carriage to save my poor wee feet?
Perfect! Let's go Bargain Hunting!
The Oswestry Showground is playing host to a large antiques and
collectables fair, where our teams are hoping to make some magic buys.
They have one hour and £300 to buy three items
to take to auction and, hopefully, make some profit.
But will their dreams come true?
Let's have a peek at the magic that lies ahead.
On today's show, there's a lot of bickering with the Reds...
No! I thought we had our first glimpse of harmony there!
Let's not make any bones about it.
..whilst over with the Blues, Thomas has his work cut out.
-It's a no-brainer!
It's a profit item.
Come on, girls!
But when it comes to the auction, there is relief and excitement.
That's all for later.
So let's meet today's teams.
And we have teams of friends.
For the Reds, we have Simon and John.
And for the Blues, we have Kelly and Elisa.
-Hello, everyone! ALL:
Oh, welcome, welcome.
So, John, how did you guys meet?
We met on a TV show, a cooking show, a few years ago,
where I didn't have a particularly good day when I was cooking.
I tripped up the stairs with all the starters,
but I just went and got everything and put it back on the plate.
And served it up. And I came fourth out of four, so it wasn't too great.
But I did meet Simon that day.
So you gelled immediately?
-We did, actually, yeah.
Now, John, you're a courier.
-Tell me a little bit about that.
It was a temporary job about 13 years ago,
and I've been doing it ever since!
You do get lots of strange deliveries.
We had something in the depot which was shaped like a coffin.
And I took it up to this lady who lived up on the hill.
When I turned up with it, she rushed out and she said,
"Oh, you've got my coffin."
And I didn't know quite what to say.
And she said "No, don't worry, I'm not going anywhere,
"it's just that it's a wicker one and it's eco-friendly,
"and I'm buying it now in advance."
Yeah, you meet all sorts on the job, that's for sure.
Now, Simon, you're an actor,
and your middle name is Blood.
Is that a stage name?
No, no, that's a family name.
I'm descended on my dad's mother's side from Colonel Thomas Blood,
the man who stole the crown jewels about 350 years ago.
And he's your forbear?
-Yes. A few grandads back.
So you could be a wild guy?
I believe you specialise in fight scenes in your acting career?
Yeah, I'd always acted, even from drama school as a child,
but it's when I got into TV and film,
it was because of my sword fighting skills,
which got me into all five seasons of the Merlin series.
Is he your best pal?
We're good friends, yes.
Yeah, we get on. Little and often.
We have to limit the time we spend together, because we can clash.
He's the only person I've ever met who talks more than me, so...
-What will your tactics be today?
-We do differ on that.
Yeah, I want to find that really nice item, spend big,
and make millions.
So that's it for the Reds, and now
for today's Blues, Kelly and Elisa.
Tell me, how did you two girls meet?
Well, we work together in a primary school, and Elisa's my boss.
We've been on a few adventures together...
-..and our friendship's grown from there.
Now, I believe you guys have a special list,
which is why you've ended up here?
We had a bit of a think about what we wanted to do,
some really interesting things to do over the next few years.
And so one of them was to appear on TV,
so Bargain Hunt seemed the perfect opportunity.
-Here we are!
-Something on your list is to go skydiving,
-which I'm sure she'll rope me into!
-Kelly's not too keen,
but I think we will make that happen.
-I hear you're a bit worried about Hansen's luck,
what on Earth is Hansen's luck?
My surname is Hansen, and our Hansen luck
seems to follow us wherever we go,
but unfortunately it's not the best of luck in the world.
Particularly around holidays, actually, it tends to strike.
I've written the car off on the way to a holiday before.
And another significant one is when my mother went on holiday once,
years ago, I lit a fire at her home.
Unfortunately, the chimney caught fire
and it ended up pretty much burning the house down, yes.
Well, I-I hope you're a wee bit more careful today!
Elisa, you're the head teacher at the school.
-How long have you been doing that?
About coming up to three years now.
Head of a lovely primary school, really enjoy it.
Got fantastic staff like Kelly,
and amazing children and people who work there, so, yeah, I love it.
And I believe you're a scuba diver as well?
You might not be surprised to hear I'm not a professional,
but I had a go once on one of our trips.
But it did open up a real love of underwater,
we do lots of snorkelling.
Just bought a full-face snorkel mask, which isn't attractive,
-but is brilliant!
What are your tactics today?
I think we think quite similarly about most things.
Not afraid to spend big.
-We could come back with absolutely anything,
we've no idea what we're looking for,
but we're going to know it when we see it.
And now for the money moment!
-Your experts await...
..so off you go.
Friends at odds or friends in harmony?
This should be an interesting one!
On hand to help them out are today's experts.
Picturing a profit for the Reds, it's John Cameron.
And batting for the Blues, it's Thomas Plant.
What are we thinking of buying today?
Thinking of where we're selling, I might go for some Chester Silver.
Chester Silver? Good, good, good.
I'm thinking jewellery - something expensive, something sparkly.
I was thinking of some nice glass - 18th century, something like that.
Anything big, quirky, maybe vintagey.
-OK, well, that's a plan.
Right, teams, on the hooter, your 60 minutes start.
SHE TOOTS HORN
Big, vintage, and jewels. Come on!
Well, we've got our money, let's go shopping.
As the teams get under way, let's brush up
on some Bargain Hunt basics.
Rule one - stick together, teams!
Kelly's just disappeared.
-Do you just wander off, do you?
And rule two - remember the aim of the game.
A lot of money on that, 155.
You've got to try and get a profit. Think about selling it on, yeah?
-Yeah, exactly. OK.
-I don't think you're going to get a profit at auction.
Oh, dear! This may be a hard shop.
Blues, any joy?
If you like great, big...big pots.
I mean, I don't love it.
Big log bin? With the Green Man on there?
-You don't like a Green Man?
I don't think these ladies are going to be easy to impress, Thomas.
You said you wanted to look at glass. What do you like about that?
Well, it's just got a nice bit of colour to it.
It looks very sort of, I don't know, sort of '80s, almost,
and I just think it's very nice.
-It's attractive. It's...
-And how much money is it?
-It's five, sir.
£5! Well, that's not bad.
-How about four?
-We'll take four.
OK. £4? Yeah, is that all right?
-You weren't even consulted there, Simon!
I'm sorry about that. He just spent four quid there.
That's his item. He's got a joint item, and I've got one to buy,
-that's on him.
-Well, you can't lose much with four quid, can you?
Well, apart from your dignity. Have you seen it?
That is very, very nice.
There's nothing else that stands out on this table like that.
-That's nice. There's something about that.
-People collect paperweights.
I think, at four quid, there's profit in it.
But it's not going to be big profit.
-Nothing will give me greater pleasure than for that to sell for
30 quid, and you tell me to eat my shirt. But otherwise, I just...
Well, I heard him say that.
-Very nice, very nice.
-So four quid, you've got your first buy.
Perfect. Perfect, I'm happy.
And I wasn't consulted at any point in the process.
Wow, a buy in four minutes.
But not a team effort.
Now, has Thomas found something for the Blues to focus on?
with lenses, in a box.
-Oh, I do quite like that.
-It's quite cool, isn't it?
-Yeah, I do like that.
-It's an old student's microscope,
with lacquered brass fittings, with the lenses here.
This is made by R and J Beck.
And it's model number 22, so quite a nice, early model.
So this would date from probably about the 1940s, 1950s.
And are those all the original lenses?
Yes, and you've got the original lenses in here, and these are...
Oh, this is a Carl Zeiss.
So Carl Zeiss lens - so a really good lens maker.
Kelly, you're looking a little bit disinterested!
No, i-it's not my key area but, you know...
I do like that. Has it got a price on it?
The microscope, the student microscope?
-Could we look at...
that figure a bit more, or not?
70. That would be the absolute...
-A big gamble?
-It's a gamble.
-I'll spin you.
65 or 68.
So it all comes down to the toss of a coin.
-Yes, heads it is.
-You got it.
-And are we going to take that pound off as well, 64, or...?
That is really pushing it!
You are a piece of work!
-Let's go and find number two.
-I think Kelly's turn.
Yep, that's one down, and the Blues have their first item.
But I'm still not seeing any team work!
Reds, how are you getting on?
Simon, you've spotted these ladders.
What do you like about those?
They're usable, obviously. It's wood, tactile material,
and I like the way they taper quite a lot at the top from the bottom.
They do, they're ladders, that's why they do that.
Otherwise, they'd fall over.
No, not against the wall. A lot of ladders are parallel,
you petulant so-and-so.
I feel like a child in the middle of a sort of, you know, divorce here.
-Yeah, tell me about it!
-Don't worry, we still love you!
-Both parents still love you!
-So are we interested in these ladders?
I'd like to find out what they're asking for them...
-Shall we ask?
-..then it'll leave us a massive amount for the final buy.
-All right. Right, OK, let's ask.
Excuse me, how much are the steps?
I'm looking for £60.
What's the death on it? What's your absolute...?
-The death on them would be 50.
-No, let's go and have a row somewhere else.
-Let's keep it in mind.
-We know they're there,
we can always come back. You'll take 50 if we come back?
At least they both agree to put it on the back burner.
Are the Blues still motoring along?
-You were after a bit of jewellery, weren't you?
I love this car.
That 1930s look.
-Shall we have a look at it? Do you like that?
-Yeah, let's have a look.
Yeah? Can we have a look at this brooch in here?
It's the car, the motor.
-I knew which one it was!
-You see, he was scanning, thinking,
"Oh, what's going on here?"
It looks amazing.
Isn't that just so cool?
What's it made of?
-And this is going to be paste.
I've never seen this before.
What's the price of this?
-That's the bit you won't like!
-What is it?
What's the very, very best? It's a very rare thing.
It is a rare thing. The best would be 180.
Oh, no. That is a cool thing.
No negotiation on that?
180's it. That's it.
Right, I think that's a bit much for us.
-I really do.
-It's high-end, top-end.
Kelly, anything else in here which you like the look of?
-I think we should move on.
-But thank you very much.
So the Blues agree to park the brooch.
Now, Reds, have you found something of interest?
These are quite interesting.
-They're Victorian, or something?
They certainly look like that. They're nicely done.
Well cast, aren't they? Love the cranium here, look at that.
They've got a registration design number there.
So it would be quite possible to trace that,
so you can register the design.
-It says here £80 is the asking price.
They are nice. They're very different,
I've never seen anything like that before...
-..and they're nice.
-Right, guys, we've had nearly half an hour,
all right? We got off to a good start.
I've got a good feeling about these.
-Do you like them that much?
I think they're nice. You spotted them, they're your thing,
but I think they're very, very nice.
They're unusual, I've never seen anything like that before.
They've got £80 on them. What's the very best price?
-What are you thinking?
-I think that's an OK price, to be honest.
It's something different. You spotted them, you liked them,
-and I like 'em as well.
-OK, here we are.
-Let's do it, let's do it.
-£65, and we'll get out of your hair.
Well done, Reds. That's your second item bought.
-It's your purchase.
I thought we had our first glimpse of harmony there.
Let's not make any bones about this!
-Oh, dear, oh, dear.
With the Reds arguing amongst themselves,
I'm taking a short break from the shopping.
Paul, thank you for coming along
and bringing these wonderful tiles.
You're from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
And this area was renowned for its tile making.
Jackfield was at the centre of the tile industry.
And the largest factory was Moore and Co.
Not only the largest producer in United Kingdom,
but across the whole of the world.
The factory employed over 400 men and women
and produced 20 million tiles per annum.
And you can just see the size of the factory from this early
photograph, with all the chimneys and the bottle kilns.
An immense site.
Now, these tiles are absolutely beautiful.
This one is particularly appealing.
This is what we call an encaustic tile,
which means different colours of clays are inlaid into others.
Not just a pattern from the top, is it?
Not at all - the whole thing is solid clay, and so you have a slab
of earthenware clay and then you put an indentation or impression in it,
and then different clays are inlaid.
Or, if they use a liquid clay, poured into those indentations.
But, typically, it'd have gone on to these transfer piles.
So here it's a blank tile, but the pattern, rather than being handmade,
is transferred using various techniques onto a blank tile.
But this one is a different story, cos it actually tells a story,
and that was another part of tiles in the Victorian period.
So in hospitals, in schools,
you'd have had allegorical stories portrayed through tiles.
There are two tiles there which took
my attention immediately.
And these - these are something quite, quite special.
Well, these are made by the designer William De Morgan.
De Morgan was a contemporary of William Morris,
and at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement.
This movement was more a rebellion against mass production.
And so, by contrast, these aren't transfers,
these are all hand-painted.
So here we see one of De Morgan's
almost mythical beasts with the fish.
Now, here we've got these wonderful colours,
inspired by the Persian colours and these wonderful flowers.
Much prized in their day, and still highly prized in today's times.
When you think of it, these tiles,
they decorated the grand halls,
the palaces - not just of Britain,
but of the whole world.
And they came from this area here.
Thank you so much for bringing them along and showing them to us.
Back to the shopping, and things are getting tense.
With only 25 minutes left, the Reds are ahead with two items to one.
But how are they getting on?
I feel like a schoolteacher with two unruly children here.
They're bickering and arguing.
No, you don't get a bit more because you blew it on your first purchase.
Yeah, but I made...
Their tactics are changing from one minute to the next.
And we've got a couple of purchases,
but we've still got a large chunk of money,
and they're undecided whether to spend it all, or to spend small now.
So, really, I don't know. These are two real wild cards.
Now, how's Thomas faring with the Blues?
Do you think we should go inside?
Are there pretty, sparkly things inside?
There are lots of pretty, sparkly things inside for you, Kelly.
With two items still to buy, will the change of scene help?
So what is this? What do you think these are?
-It's quite a bit of glass on here, isn't it?
-Yeah? So this is a clip.
You would have worn it - a lady would have worn it - on her dress,
-little dress clip.
And then she would need to read something.
So instead of going to a chemist,
where you can buy a 1.99 pair of glasses, she's got this.
And then she can read whatever she wants.
-Isn't that good?
-I like those.
-Do you like them?
-What are they made of?
so it's a base metal with a chromium plating to it.
-And they're very deco, aren't they?
-You like those?
I like them. I'm just... Is it a limited market?
No, not really. People collect lorgnettes.
These are marcasites in here.
Which is a simulant, made to look like a gemstone, but it's not.
And do you know the best thing about them?
-What do you think the price is?
-What do you think, do you like it?
-Do you like the idea of it?
-I like the idea of it.
I think we've got more money than that to spend.
-But this is your second item, come on.
But this is a really nice pair of lorgnettes.
It's got a really good action, it's 16...
-It's a no-brainer!
-It's a profit item.
Come on, girls!
What's the best on those?
-Can we do a bit better?
-We don't do anything under £20.
I know, I bet you wouldn't, but I'm asking...
-Oh, good man!
-You're a star, sir.
Well done, Thomas.
Now, with 20 minutes left, the Reds have their eye on the time.
OK, can you read that?
Let's have a look. It's engraved to a lance corporal, AS Martin.
World War I presentation.
-It's a transition from a pocket watch to a wristwatch.
-Is it in working condition?
15 jewel lever movement.
-Is there a best price?
-The best I could do would be 140.
Do you want to think about it?
-We'll have a look round, see what else we see.
-I know it's here now.
So maybe one to come back to. And no quarrels.
It seems there is hope.
Now, with time flying by, what have the Blues swooped in on?
-You like the ducks?
It's very sort of Vera Duckworth on the wall, isn't it,
Coronation Street? £295.
-Hang on a minute, though, how much money have you got left?
-220 - you could do the deal of the century.
Mm? You could really work some magic.
A little silver compact, it is beautiful.
Look at that. Silver and enamel.
Guilloche enamel on there,
look at that lovely picture of the flying ducks.
-Do you like it?
-I do. When was that made?
It's a beautiful thing.
There is a little bit of damage on the top.
-Is that a problem?
-Well, they can get that restored,
that enamel restoration. it can be done.
It's a big risk.
-Do you really like that?
Let's move on, let's go this way.
Nice try, Thomas, but clearly it's a no from the Blues.
Reds, are these salt and pepper pots hitting the right note?
What have they got on the back?
They're marked, sterling, I think.
Sterling, marked sterling. Such a novel, aren't they?
-They're different, and they are usable.
-They've got 85 quid on them.
-I'll do them for 70 quid if you want them.
If you wanted them, 70 quid.
Do you want to have a look? Have a look up and down?
We'll keep it in mind.
We're going to walk down here, might be back in a second.
They may not like them, but at least they agree.
Over with the Blues, Thomas is taking charge.
Right, council of war time. You know, you have seen a lot of stuff!
-I like the car.
-I think it's a great lot.
-It's a big risk, but I like it.
-I like the car, I think we should...
-Maybe we should take a risk.
Do you think you should take the risk?
-Keep looking as we're going, something might pop out.
So the Blues have a plan.
Now, with just ten minutes left, the Reds still have an eye on the time.
What have they found?
You said you wanted to show me a watch?
-Yeah, watches sort of press my buttons - this little,
with the enamelled blue bezel on it.
I just wanted to know if that was anything?
That's quite sweet, isn't it? It's enamel, it's got the fleur-de-lis,
so I would suggest French, as you say.
This wonderful blue guilloche enamelling, which is stunning.
-Beautiful, the back, isn't it?
Stunning. The winding crown here is still at 12 o'clock.
-So this is slightly earlier.
So this is, I would've said,
-probably turn of the last century, isn't it?
14 carat. We can have a look in the back.
Here we go - anything written?
Swiss-made, a Swiss movement, 14 carat,
case is stamped as well.
And we can see in there at the movement...
-Oh, I say, look at that.
-And it's working nice, the balance is there,
oscillating quite nice.
Asking price is 245.
How much we got left?
We've got 231 left.
So it's a bit out of our budget, unless we can get something off.
Absolutely, we can only ask.
So what is the very best, what's the very best price you can do this?
Very best price would be 180.
I think that's a better bet than the transitional watch.
It's a brave purchase, but it's a quality item.
-And it's gold.
-It's a nice thing. 14 carat gold.
-Let's do it.
-Are you happy?
-You're preaching to the choir.
I'm liking this. Come to the end and there's no more fighting.
Well done, then, lads, £180.
We'll take it.
The Reds have finished and are still friends.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been motoring around,
but haven't found anything, so it's all down to the car brooch.
-Hopefully it's still there.
-Oh, yes, it's still there.
It is still here. Your car.
-What was the best on it?
That'll give me a 20 quid profit.
170, give him a £20 profit?
Can we meet you in the middle at 160?
I'd rather keep it. I'm being honest, I really would.
It'll have to be 170 or nothing. I know that's harsh, but...
-Did you say 165 earlier, though?
That was the price you gave earlier?
No, 170. 180.
-I'll do 165.
Look at those! She's a devil!
You are unbelievable!
She's a piece of work. Headteacher material.
We appreciate that.
-Loving your work.
-No, you're very welcome.
Thank you, thank you.
SHE HONKS HORN
Those 60 minutes are now up.
-Three items in. Oh!
-Off you go, come on. I want a drink.
Let's look at what the Reds bought.
First up is John's large paperweight,
weighing in at just £4.
Next is the novelty nutcracker.
It cost £65.
And finally, the small watch
set them back £180.
Well, well, well, you're the guys that couldn't agree.
You bought your first item four minutes in for £4!
And you were the guy that wanted to spend big.
But, John, they still are smiling.
They are. It was quite remarkable, actually, it ended on a really nice,
calm note. A complete contrast to how it all started.
What was your favourite item?
The favourite has got to be my choice, the watch.
It was just so beautifully made. It's just a lovely thing.
-And what was your favourite item?
-Close one. Paperweight.
-You like the paperweight?
-I did, I loved it.
What's the item that's going to make the most money?
I think it's going to be his nasty
waste of glass that is the paperweight!
-Moneywise, I think that the watch might do quite well.
How much money did you spend in all?
We spent £249.
It's not a lot of money, John.
It should cover my first session of counselling anyway!
Are you going to be able to get something that both the boys like?
Yeah, I think so.
While John goes off to do his very best,
let's have a look at what the Blues have bought.
They started off with the student telescope, which cost £65.
Next, will the Art Deco folding glasses see a profit?
Finally, will the bidders be racing after the car brooch?
Smiles on your faces. Did you have a good time?
-Did you drive Thomas nuts?
I think we definitely did!
We may have a little bit, yes.
My lips are sealed.
-They were good spenders.
What was your favourite item?
-I like the little feather glasses.
-I like the microscope.
Really nice, got its own box, I think it's a really classy piece.
But are your little lorgnettes
going to make the best profit?
I think they are going to make the best profit, yes.
-I agree, I think that will be the best profit.
Remind me again how much you spent?
Could you give me £55, please?
Now, I believe these girls might be hard to please?
-Spend it wisely!
-Gosh, that is some pressure there, Anita!
To please such beautiful girls, and so fussy!
It's going to be a challenge.
But I'm going to try.
While Thomas goes off to buy something that he hopes
will please these fussy girls,
we're off to the auction.
Today, we're at Trevanion and Dean auctioneers in Shropshire
with today's auctioneer, Christina Trevanion.
-It's such a joy to welcome you here, Anita.
-It's wonderful to be here.
-Well, let's look at the Reds first.
-Simon and John.
Their first item is this large, modernist paperweight.
There's something wonderful about having a paperweight on your desk.
We have a lot of other paperweights in this sale, funnily enough.
Good, good - that might draw the collectors.
-What's your estimate?
I put, as a decorative thing, £20-£30.
That's wonderful, Christina...
-Oh, is it?
-..because they only paid £4 for it.
-Oh, did they?
-Blimey, that is a good buy!
-Could be a big profit there.
I hope so. That is good.
Their second item is this rather macabre...
I think they're great. I absolutely love them.
When I unpacked them, I was a little bit terrified.
Nutcracker collectors, obviously, are looking for the unusual items,
they're not just looking for the fairly standard, very boring examples.
And you couldn't get more weird and wacky and brilliant than that.
-I would hope they'd go top end of that, really.
-Well, they've paid £65...
-..but they could get there?
-Now, their third item.
Simon, he loves watches, he wanted to buy a watch.
And he's bought this example.
It's 14 carat, it's beautifully enamelled.
Do you like it?
It is, it is quite exquisite.
And on the back, obviously, you've got that wonderful fleur-de-lis
decoration. It really does show us the sort of transition between a
fob watch and a lady's wristwatch in this instance.
It's quite early, 1920.
And you can see that transition there, really.
-What's your estimate?
-I've hedged my bets, I've said £80-£120.
I would hope it would sort of fetch the middle ground.
-They paid £180.
-It's a lot of money.
When you buy things with your heart, you tend to pay a little bit more.
Hopefully it'll fetch that.
-I-I don't think it will get quite that much.
So not too bad news on the Reds.
They may not need their bonus buy,
but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
John, what did you buy?
You guys left me £51,
I was determined to keep something back for some counselling.
And I did, and bought this.
This lovely pewter necklace.
-You heard of Georg Jensen?
Well, it's not Georg Jensen, it's his son, Jorgen Jensen.
-But it's designed, if you have a look closely,
as a marine chain and stylised anchor.
So, interesting design, never seen one before.
Nice and stylish.
That cost me £20.
We are relying on the name and the design of the piece.
-But for £20...
-Can't go wrong.
-..can't go much wrong, can you?
You seem a wee bit underwhelmed?
-Um...that's the word.
It's interesting. It's an interesting thing.
Do you like it?
-Actually, that's not bad.
-What are the stones - is it just glass?
Yeah, they'll just be glass. It's a stylish thing, I really like it.
-You don't need to make up your mind at the moment.
You wait until your first three items have been sold.
But now we're going to go and see what the auctioneer thinks
of John's modernist pendant.
-So, Christina, we both like jewellery...
..and here is a piece of Danish modernist jewellery.
I love it. I love the fact that it's in pewter,
it's not in any particular precious metal.
It was designing for design's sake.
It's the design that counts.
-Estimate on this?
Well, I've put £40-£60 on it.
John only paid £20.
Really? Gosh, that is a very good buy.
-A good buy.
-Yeah. Well spotted.
-Let's go to the Blues, Kelly and Elisa.
Now, they both work in schools...
-..so I suppose it's pretty obvious
-when we look at this student's microscope.
Tell me, what do you think of it?
I think it's a great, fun thing.
But it is a fairly basic model. It's a fun display thing.
I don't think anyone would really buy it to use it,
-to be perfectly honest.
-It's not uncommon?
-Not uncommon, no.
-What's your estimate?
My estimate, I have put £40-£60 on it.
£40-£60. They paid £65.
Right, OK. Top end.
-So there might be a wee bit of difficulty in that one?
The second item is this
set of vintage folding glasses.
Don't you just love those, Christina?
I think they're fantastic.
I mean, you... I'm always losing my specs, always.
You can pop them on there, and I just think they're brilliant.
-What you have there, Christina...
-They're wild, aren't they?
-And that's what the cool kids are looking for.
Well, I've put them in at £15-£20 as a bit of fun.
Bit of vintage fun.
Bit of sparkly marcasite fun.
-They paid £15...
-..so we're looking hopefully with these?
On their next item, a brooch
in the form of a Bugatti car.
I just swoon when I see this.
It just is so beautiful, isn't it?
It really takes us back to those wonderful flapper days of the 1920s.
Can you imagine wearing that brooch, climbing into your Bugatti,
-sparkling away? Love it.
-Your estimate on that?
I've put it at £50-£70.
They have paid
£165 for this.
They really liked it
and they stuck their necks out.
And I think they were very right to do so, and I hope I'm wrong.
That might take a flyer, Christina.
Just in case it doesn't,
we're going to go and have a look at what Thomas
bought for his bonus buy.
Well, Kelly, Elisa, this is exciting,
we're about to see Thomas' bonus buy.
The girls spent £245.
They left you £55, Thomas. Show us what you bought.
Well, girls, I got you something immensely stylish.
This is... It's the model of a radiator grill,
but it's not just a radiator grill from a car.
It's actually a cigarette case and a lighter.
It's by the famous lighter manufacturers Ronson.
Because we bought that fabulous car brooch, I thought,
"Well, this looks like the front end of a fabulous Rolls-Royce."
Now, there are collectors out here for lighters, certainly.
And also you've got the whole automobilia scene.
And how much did it cost?
Well, this is so expensive...
So, girls, what do you think of it?
-I quite like it.
-Yeah, I think it's OK.
-That's not the reaction I wanted, Elisa.
Just "OK"? You don't love it?
-Not bowled over...
-..but it is what it is.
Killer question - how much did you spend?
I spent £20 on this.
You haven't asked the question.
-What's the question?
-How much do you think it's going to make?
You're on the money today, aren't you?
How much is it going to make? Well, I think there's a good profit in it.
I really do. At least £10-£20 there.
Not entirely convinced, girls?
You don't need to make up your mind just now, girls.
Wait till the auction.
But in the meantime,
let's find out if the auctioneer
likes Thomas' lighter.
Thomas is a man of style, and he bought a very stylish item.
-What do you think of it?
-I like it. I like it very much.
Obviously by Ronson,
who are very famous manufacturers of these cigarette lighters,
and they are very collectible. They are great as multifunctional pieces
as well. Obviously a great name when it comes to cigarette lighters.
You've got your case there and your lighter above.
Yeah, I mean, it just screams Art Deco, doesn't it?
This sort of wonderful Bakelite-effect finish.
Estimate on this, Christina?
-£20-£30 at auction.
-That's not bad.
Thomas only paid £20.
-That's not bad at all.
-Could make a profit there?
-Are you going to take the auction today?
-I am, yes.
-Oh, terrific! I'm looking forward to that.
how do you feel this morning?
Oh, nervous? Nervous? And you don't look the nervous type.
I'm not normally, but I am today.
Nervous but confident at the same time. I think we'll do all right.
Yeah? Well, your first item is that large paperweight.
You only paid £4 for that.
Let's hope you make a profit, because it's coming up now, guys.
Lot 185 is this really rather lovely large paperweight.
Bid me £20 for it.
Lovely example, this.
£20. 20 is bid straight away.
25, madam? 25, I have.
It's against you online. It's 25 in the room.
Will you go 30?
At 25, I have here.
30, madam? 30.
Thank you, anyway. At £35, with the lady seated, at £35.
-Looking for 40 now.
-This is the winner.
I'm going to save this.
So at £35 to my left and I will sell, make no mistake, at 35.
That's excellent. Boys, you have started off
with a profit of £31.
That is absolutely wonderful!
Your next item, the nutcrackers, you paid £65.
So that was quite a lot of money.
But I think there'll be interest in that.
I'm starting this at £70.
-Where's 5? At £70.
-Come on, someone.
Someone in the crowd. Come on.
With my commission bidder at £70.
-Well done, guys.
We're on two profits in the first two,
and that takes us to plus £36.
Your third item is the ladies 14 carat watch.
And you paid £180 for that.
Very good luck to you because it's coming up now.
Give me £80 for it, please.
-Bid me 80. 80 is bid.
-Straight in at 80.
85, 95, 100, 110,
That's my money.
-Oh, go on, Graham. 140.
Are you sure? At 150 with you, sir.
Straight down the middle at 150.
160 online, sir.
Thank you, anyway. At £200.
Internet bidder against you all, online, at £200.
plus 20 on that,
which takes your overall total
to plus 56.
You've made profit on all three items.
Are you going to take the bonus buy?
The modernist necklet?
-Let's go for it.
-I was kind of hoping they wouldn't go for it.
Ah! John paid £20 for it,
and I can tell you now
that the auctioneer's estimate is £40-60.
Let's hope she's right.
Start me at £40, someone.
Where's 40? At £40.
40 is bid in the room.
At 40, 45, 50, 60.
And 5, 70, 80.
Round it up for me, 100 is bid.
You're out. At £100, with the lady seated, at 100.
Looking for 110 now.
It's in the room. 110, thank you, sir.
If we're all done, then, at 140.
That is a profit of 120,
which takes your total
-to £176 in profit.
But don't say a word to the Blues.
Don't go out singing and dancing.
-Aw, I've got my happy face!
Kelly, Elisa, how are you feeling?
-A bit nervous.
Your first item is the student's microscope.
You paid £65, so good luck, girls,
because it's coming up now.
Bid me - what am I looking for? - £30 for it, please.
30, I have online.
-We're off, girls.
-Bid me 5.
Surely we're not going to stop there. It's at £30, I have.
I'm looking for 5, but I will sell, then, make no mistake.
Oh, no, this is ridiculous.
Online at £30.
Oh, hard luck, girls.
That's minus 35.
Next item, let's hope we do better.
-It's the vintage folding glasses.
-You only paid £15.
-Coming up now, girls.
At £10, I have.
15, I have now online.
Where's 20? At £15.
-20 is bid.
Where's 5? 25.
Quite rightly so. Looking for 30 now.
At £25, then, if we're all done.
Selling online at 25.
-25, well, that's not too bad.
-Happy with that.
Well, that's plus ten.
It's reduced your loss to minus 25.
Your third item is that fabulous Bugatti brooch.
You paid £165.
It's the right brooch for somebody, isn't it?
-Here it is.
-Here it is.
With me at £100.
-With me at £100.
-It's a good start.
110, 120, 130,
140, 150, 160, 170...
-They're queuing up to buy.
-280, with you, madam.
Don't grimace, it's beautiful.
300 online. Madam, 320?
-Madam, carry on.
Oh, go on, one more. Don't let it go for a bid. Go on.
-It would look gorgeous on you.
-400 is bid.
At £400. 420 online, madam.
£420. Internet bidder at £420.
£420, that is a wonderful, wonderful score,
and that's a profit of £255 on that little brooch.
That takes you to an overall profit
-Brilliant, brilliant. Brilliant.
Do you want to go with the bonus buy?
-It's your decision, girls.
-I think we need to go with Thomas.
Oh, let's go with Thomas, he's done us well so far, hasn't he?
-Yeah, we liked it and...
-He only paid £20.
It's coming up now.
Straight away with me at £30.
At £30, I have. 35 online.
At £45, internet bidder.
-Looking for 50 now.
At £45 if you're all done, then,
I will sell, make no mistake.
Online at 45.
-45. Girls, that gives you additional profit
of another £25.
That gives you an overall profit
of a magnificent £255.
-But take the smiles from your face.
-Keep calm. Don't give anything away to the Reds.
Well, guys, that was an exciting auction, wasn't it?
Well, on Bargain Hunt, we don't have losers,
we have winners and runners-up.
And in today's case,
we have both teams
three figure sums.
Today, our runners-up...
-are the boys. BLUES:
But you're runners-up
taking home £176.
-We'll take that.
That is an extraordinary sum of money.
Boys, first of all, £176.
That is a terrific score.
Well done. And although...
Oh, behave yourself!
Although you're runners-up, boys,
because you made profit on all three items,
I award you
-Hey, well done!
Wear it with pride.
But now for the Blues -
The girls made profits
Well done, girls,
that's a marvellous, marvellous profit.
Did we all have a great time?
-It was wonderful.
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The teams shop for bargains at the Oswestry Showground in Shropshire, before heading to a very exciting auction in Whitchurch.
Anita Manning presents with John Cameron and Thomas Plant on hand to help and Christina Trevanion as their able auctioneer. But with successes all round, which team will win?