London 5 Bargain Hunt


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Anita Manning oversees proceedings from Kingston upon Thames. Catherine Southon and Danny Sebastian help the teams find items that will hopefully make a profit at auction.


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Believe me, Bargain Hunters, there is nothing,

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absolutely nothing as delightful as messing about in boats.

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Today, I'm aboard the Richmond Royale on the River Thames,

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12 miles south-west of central London.

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But I can't mess about for too long because today's Reds and Blues

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are eager to go shopping at Kingston's Antiques Centre.

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Full steam ahead, Captain!

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All aboard, let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Thank you, lads.

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Our teams, as usual, have £300

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to buy three items within an hour, which, hopefully,

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with a bit of luck, will make a profit at today's auction.

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Let's have a wee look at what's coming up.

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The Reds have questionable taste.

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Oh, that's horrid.

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-Isn't it?

-That's horrid.

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I mean, that's horrid with a capital H.

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The Blues are taken aback.

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THEY GASP

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-No.

-I didn't expect it to be that much.

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But will the auction be filled with shocks and surprises for the Reds?

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Oh...

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And the Blues?

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-No!

-No!

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And I find out about the history of the changing of the guard.

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But that's all for later.

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Let's meet today's teams.

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For the Reds, we have friends Tom and Ollie, and for the Blues,

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we have a dad and daughter combo, Rob and Claudia.

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Welcome, everybody, and hello.

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-Hello.

-Hiya.

-So, how did you two guys meet?

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Well, we're actually both professional rugby players.

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Ended up signing for a team called Rotherham Titans,

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and then, as I rocked up, Ollie's there.

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Yeah, we both managed to sign for the same club.

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-Yeah.

-And needed somewhere to live, so got in touch with each other,

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and, yeah, spent the last year living together.

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24/7, we're with each other,

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so we're quite well known for our bromance.

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-Yeah, massively.

-So, it's always been about rugby.

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Was there any other sport?

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Been taking up a bit of golf lately,

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trying to teach Ollie how to swing a club.

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-Is he any good?

-He's awful.

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-Is he?

-It's a waste of time on my part.

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Is there anything you could teach him?

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Doubtful.

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What do you know about antiques and collectables?

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Knowledge is pretty rookie, I'd say.

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But we've got a can-do attitude.

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-Yeah.

-A massive can-do attitude.

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My gran's been giving me a lot of tips.

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-Oh, well, listen to your granny.

-Yeah, that's what I'm thinking.

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Well, I have to, otherwise I'd be in a lot of trouble, but...

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Yeah, she's given me a lot of tips, so collectable animals,

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something along those lines.

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Right. What are your tactics going to be?

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Looking to spend some money today.

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Right. You don't know very much, but you know that you've got to win.

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-Yeah.

-Are you going to take that competitive spirit in?

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Oh, massively, yeah, 100%.

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We've already been psyching out our opponents, so...

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Yeah!

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They know we want to win.

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They might want to win as well.

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-Nah, they'll crumble.

-They'll crumble.

-Oh!

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OK, boys, well, it'll be fun watching what you do,

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but now over to our Blues, daughter and dad, Claudia and Rob.

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Rob, is there a reason why you've picked Claudia

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as your team-mate today?

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As Claudia's probably going to tell you,

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I am quite impulsive when it comes to spending money.

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Are you a scatter cash?

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-Yeah.

-Yeah, I'll have to rein him in.

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Rob, what do you do for a living?

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I'm a stores manager for a compressed air company,

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but I'm also a semi-professional musician.

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-Ah!

-You could say I'm the original Wedding Singer.

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How wonderful!

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I do predominantly Italian-English weddings.

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Right, so your forebears were Italian?

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Yes, both my parents are Italian, yes.

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Excellent. Claudia, you're still a wee youngster.

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Have you entered the world of work yet?

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I have, only just.

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Just finished my A-levels, but I'm currently working full-time now

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in a garden centre, selling outdoor furniture.

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-Right, are you enjoying that?

-Yeah, it's rather good.

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I don't think it'll be any furniture that we'll

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-be seeing today.

-So what do you know about antiques?

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Bit of an armchair expert, from watching the show, really.

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So we've picked things up over the years.

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So what are your tactics going to be today?

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I reckon to do one buy each...

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-Yeah.

-..and then the last buy, I think, to do a combined one,

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hopefully a little bit more expensive than the smaller ones.

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You're going to go shopping, you need some money.

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£300 to you, my darling,

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and £300 to you.

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Your experts await, so off you go.

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Fighting talk today!

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I'm going to enjoy this one.

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So who's going to lead our teams to victory today?

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Aiming to unmask some profits for the Reds, it's Catherine Southon.

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And setting sail with the Blues, it's Danny Sebastian.

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OK, guys, what are we looking for today?

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-Rob?

-I reckon, well, something musical, Danny, I reckon.

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I'm thinking of sticking with my gran,

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some sort of animal collectable.

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Small, blingy, possibly some silver.

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Maybe something shiny. Just something that grabs my attention.

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Teams, your time starts now.

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Let's go! Come on.

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Let's go see what we can find.

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There should be plenty in here to whet our teams' appetites.

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That's looking antiques-ish.

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-Three wood dolls.

-Three wooden dolls.

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They're kind of creeping me out.

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Yeah, they're a little bit creepy.

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I thought you were tough rugby players, boys?!

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Claudia, are you keeping a close eye on your dad?

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Claudia, get the reins on him.

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-I know, you all right?

-He's starting already.

-Come on!

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Everything he sees, he likes. I've gathered that.

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Well, he did say he likes to splash the cash.

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It looks like the Reds have expensive tastes, too.

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Omega watch.

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That could be...

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-That'll be worth too much.

-Remember our funds.

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We have limited... You are guys with big...

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You've got big ideas, which is good, which is good.

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You just need to remember, you only have £300!

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I think I need to get my eyes tuned in, actually, Danny.

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-Ey up, the specs are coming out.

-The specs are coming out, yep.

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Good idea, Rob. You don't want to miss anything at this stage.

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I wanted a little bit of novelty silver, really.

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-You like the old silver, don't you?

-I do, I do, I do.

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There's quite a lot of silver here, though, isn't there?

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There is, but it's sort of chains and that.

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I'm looking for sort of something a little bit...

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You want a big lump, don't you?

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Well, you now only have 55 minutes to find it.

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Reds, how are you doing?

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It's quite hard to pick things, isn't it?

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It is, in the time.

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I like cufflinks, actually. I could be cufflinks man.

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Sometimes I feel with cufflinks, if you're buying cufflinks,

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-it's nice to get something a little bit different.

-Yeah.

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Something a little novelty, do you know what I mean?

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-Yeah, definitely.

-But if you want to look at them,

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-as I say...

-They're not jazzy enough.

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-..you can buy anything you want.

-They're not jazzy enough for us.

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Not jazzy enough, OK.

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Oh, dear. Well, keep hunting, Reds.

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In the Blue corner, a silver cardholder has caught Claudia's eye.

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That's the solid silver you're after as well.

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We could see what price it was.

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There is a couple of little dents and dinks in it.

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I suppose it all depends on price.

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I tell you what, I thought...

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I thought you put them specs on to see

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what you're doing. It looks like Claudia's got the eyes here.

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I know, because I'm so used to being held back, Danny.

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-I'm not allowed to spend money.

-Let yourself go, Rob.

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-Let yourself go!

-Let yourself go!

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Rob's just like a kid in a sweet shop,

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but still no purchases.

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What about an animal-themed collectable, Ollie?

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Just as Granny ordered.

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-Oh, there's a little squirrel jug.

-Where?

-Where?

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That giant squirrel jug.

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Oh, that's horrid, isn't it?

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THEY LAUGH

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I mean, that's horrid with a capital H.

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Well, it's certainly different.

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So, Blues, what's the price of that silver cardholder?

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THEY GASP

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-No.

-I didn't expect it to be that much.

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Well, I thought... There's a lot of detail there,

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there's a lot of work and craftsmanship gone into that.

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-There is, there is, there is.

-That's what warrants that price of £120.

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-Yeah.

-Lovely piece, just a little bit too rich for us.

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-Yeah, yeah.

-OK.

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Bad luck, Rob. The hunt goes on.

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Catherine, those look funky.

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-Oh.

-Do you like these chairs?

-We're going through that.

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-I mean...

-It doesn't look a very supportive chair.

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What do you mean, you sit on them and you...

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-Yeah.

-..end up on the floor?

-Yeah.

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That's got nothing to it.

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You know, they've got a look.

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It's like an orange fence on a work site, that is.

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-Shall I take that as a no, you're not interested?

-Yeah.

-OK, OK.

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These boys are proving hard to please and,

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with 20 minutes on the clock,

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both teams need to start spending.

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Come on, Blues.

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This is only £8, but...

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Just, you've got to check for damage.

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That's the only thing on these things.

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There's no damage, I think, at all.

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Damage is paramount.

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It really is.

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What makes you like it?

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I just think the detail's just really pretty, really colourful.

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It's quite unusual that it's a duck egg.

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The duck egg refers to the wafer thin porcelain

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on this Japanese eggshell ware.

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-If you're happy with that, then...

-OK.

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-Let's see if we can get something off that, as well.

-Yeah.

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Let me see if I can find Dave.

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-I'll leave that with you.

-Yes, lovely, thank you.

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So whilst Danny goes off to track down David from the Antiques Centre,

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will the Reds pour any money into this?

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Oh, this is from Sheffield. That's us, mate.

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-Sheffield silver.

-What is that?

-Sheffield silver.

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-That's...

-What?

-That's a gravy boat thing, isn't it?

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Yeah. Great bit of Sheffield silver's good,

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nice to buy because quite often, that's really where it's assayed,

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so where it's marked, it's stamped, you know.

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Silver has hallmarks on the back of...

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Well, not on the back, but it'll be on the side here.

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-Is Sheffield good for silver?

-Sheffield's good for silver.

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-They love their gravy as well, so...

-Do they?

-Oh.

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Pie and gravy, that's the thing.

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Pie and gravy? Are you pie and gravy lads?

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Oh, I need some mushy peas with the pie and gravy.

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-Maybe get that, yeah.

-I'm getting hungry.

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-Exactly.

-OK, how much is on that?

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It says £75.

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Unless it's exceptionally heavy,

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which I don't know until I handle it,

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it's going to make £40.

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It's not really going to...

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You need to up your game!

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Like rugby, it's a team effort, Ollie.

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Back to the Blues and they're talking money.

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-We found this.

-Uh-huh.

-The ticket says eight.

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Do you think you could do it for five?

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What's the best price you can do it for us?

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What's the best price?

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Yeah, we don't normally discount anything £10 or under.

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But because you've got a lovely smile...

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I'll let you have it for £5.

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-Yeah.

-I think we should buy it.

-Definitely.

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-Shake the man's hand.

-OK.

-David. Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

-Thank you.

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Well done, Blues. One item down and, at just £5, it's a great start.

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Reds, you've got some catching up to do.

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Can you see down there on that shelf there?

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Those sort of flat things?

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Can you see those, like little fans?

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-Little fans?

-Oh, yeah. What, those two...?

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-Yeah.

-Oh, yeah.

-Without reading the ticket, do you know what they are?

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-HE WHISPERS:

-Read the ticket!

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I'm thinking they're like salt and pepper...

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Oh, you read the ticket!

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But isn't that great fun? They're Japanese silver.

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-Yeah.

-Which is probably not such high quality.

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I don't know the date of them.

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-They're priced...

-If they're vintage,

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I think they could be quite good fun.

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They're priced at £110 up here.

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Shall we buy them? We may as well buy something.

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We haven't bought anything yet.

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We could... Well, whilst we're kind of...

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-If we get this cabinet open..

-Yeah.

-..once we get it open,

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we might find other things.

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Good idea, Catherine,

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and Matthew from the Antiques Centre is on hand to help.

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I'm really hoping they're not light.

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-Yeah.

-Go on.

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-I'll let you do the honours.

-Have a feel.

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-I'll go for one.

-Oh, they're light.

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-Really light.

-They're so light.

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I think they're really, really unusual.

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I'm just not sure on date on these.

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Any ideas on those? Because I don't know if they're that old?

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The dealer's told me that she knows where they came from...

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-Right.

-..and they were dated to 1930s.

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We've got an engraved design on the front here, but nothing on the back.

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-And what's that one?

-Mine's got a little thing on the back.

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It just says sterling, 90... 950.

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So 950, so that will tell you how many parts of it,

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950 parts of it are silver.

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They're quite light.

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And for 110 quid, what do you reckon's the best we can do?

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We'd be able to do 90 on those for you.

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No chance on 90.

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-No, I don't think so.

-I don't think we could get much...

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Maybe to help you out, we could do another ten, so say 80?

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Do you want to go for it?

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But it's still...

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-Can we do 75?

-Yeah, OK, we'll do 75.

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Go on, shake his hand.

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-75, lovely, thank you.

-Job done.

-Thank you so much.

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Right, so we have ticked shiny box.

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We need to tick something Granny box.

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-Yeah.

-Yeah? Shall we go and find some animals?

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-Yeah.

-Definitely.

-Come on, then.

-There you go, Matthew.

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So both teams have one item each and it seems Rob's still hoping

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to find his own bit of silver.

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German silver, pair of salts at the back, look.

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That's only £38 for the pair.

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What is it you really like about them?

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I mean, it's not too expensive, and I think they're practical, you know,

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people can use them these days.

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Should they have a glass liner?

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You know, that's kind of another thing I'm kind of

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a little bit worried about, but one thing's for sure,

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-they are cheap. Listen...

-They can be used, anyway. Come on, let's go.

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-I'm going to get David.

-OK.

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I'll be back in two minutes. I've just seen him, he won't be far.

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OK, OK.

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Go and grab him, Danny.

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Reds, is this a purrfect buy?

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-Do you like cats?

-I don't mind cats.

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-I'm quite... I can...

-Yeah?

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-Yeah, I like cats.

-It's a Winstanley cat.

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£60.

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Oh, it looks evil.

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-I'm kind of speechless on this one. I don't really...

-It looks evil.

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That cat looks so mean.

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And it's really staring at you.

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I know. It's freaking me out a little bit, actually.

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-No.

-No.

-Move on.

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It's proving difficult to follow Granny's instructions.

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Blues, what's your verdict on the silver salts?

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It's definitely got hallmarks, so, yeah, it's definitely silver.

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-Has the spoon got hallmarks?

-Yeah, the spoon's got hallmarks as well.

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Oh, yes. We've got a bit of German silver, 1930s.

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Fair age to it. I thought it was brand-new, but...

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it's marked up with a fair age to it.

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-Oh, dear.

-Bit more numbers on the old ticket.

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Yeah. I didn't see that.

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The spoons are separate.

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-Oh, OK.

-So the salts are £38 for the pair, and the spoons are 18.

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It's like 56 for the pair.

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Would you be able to see if they would do, as they are,

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for 35?

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-I'll ask the question.

-Yeah?

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-Yeah.

-OK.

-Can I take the ticket?

-Thank you.

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Good luck with that, Rob!

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While the Blues hold their breath for that big reduction,

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the boys are struggling for a second item.

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Is that...? Is that a bust?

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Yeah, I don't... Again, it's...

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That's reproduced, mate.

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Listen to him.

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-That's reproduced.

-He knows, he knows.

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-I'm just getting everything wrong.

-You settle down.

-I know.

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Looks like Tom's getting the gist of this, but what about that

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bumper discount the Blues wanted on the silver salts?

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-You're in luck.

-OK.

-The dealer says yes to 35.

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-With the spoons?

-Including the spoons.

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-That's a deal.

-That's a sale.

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-That's a deal breaker.

-You take that.

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-I'll take that one.

-I'll hold that, and I'll shake your hand, David.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you very much.

-Thanks very much, David.

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Great, so 40 minutes in and Rob has got his silver,

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thanks to a cracking deal,

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but the team still have a whopping £260 in the bank.

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They've only spent £40.

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I tell you what, if they don't spend a lot of money

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on the next buy, I'm going to spend the lot when it comes

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to the leftover lolly.

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So, Blues, is it time for a rethink?

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We are going to go for a big purchase now.

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-Yeah, now.

-You've got to let me spend money.

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-Yeah, no, all right.

-You agree?

-Yeah.

-Yeah, OK.

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OK, I'm going to spend some money.

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So with Claudia promising to loosen the reins,

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the Reds are under pressure to find a second item.

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Could these polar bears by Dean's be the ticket?

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Dean's, good maker.

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He's up there. Dean's is a good maker, up there with cuddly toys.

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I just think that's...

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-You're the animal man.

-..interesting.

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-You're the animal man, Ollie.

-But not for you?

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You're a hard man to please, aren't you?

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-I am a hard man to please.

-It's quite expensive, isn't it?

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Is this yours, Matthew?

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-Yeah.

-Can you just tell me a bit about this?

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Yeah, they're commemorative for the birth of the baby...

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He was the first baby polar bear born in captivity in London.

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See, I quite like that.

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-I like that story.

-Yeah.

-You like the story?

-That's...

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I mean, how many of them were actually produced, do we know?

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No, I don't know how many. I know they're quite rare.

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There's not that many that have survived in good condition.

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The price is the one thing holding us back at the moment.

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Right.

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-Erm...

-Obviously, we're on a budget.

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The very best I could do on them would be 150.

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140 and it's a deal, I'll shake your hand.

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-I like that.

-Oh, my goodness.

-Go on, then.

-Yeah?

-Yeah.

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-Are you?

-Done.

-I like that, Ol.

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-Are you happy with that?

-Yeah.

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I like the back story of the first...

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Yeah, it's really something.

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We haven't even looked at them, held them,

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-touched them, felt them, anything!

-Sometimes, when you know, you know.

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You're big softies, really, aren't you?

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I know, any excuse for a polar bear.

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-You're a big softie.

-We are, we are.

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Aw, and it's an animal collectable.

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Tom's granny will be pleased.

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So with ten minutes left,

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Rob wants his big-ticket item, but what about this bull

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in a china shop? Price, £200.

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-Yeah.

-We said we wanted to spend a lot of money.

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-I mean, that's...

-Yeah, that's quite...

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-Yeah.

-We wanted to buy big, Danny, that is buying big.

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Well, it's big money. It's not exactly, you know,

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it's not that big, but it's big money.

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Yeah. I'm thinking, at the right price, you know, I think...

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I think it could go.

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Time to call in David.

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This dealer puts a trade price on his tickets

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and the trade price is £15...

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-Off the 200?

-Off the 200.

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Wow.

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-I can ring him...

-185.

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..to see what he'll do, if he'll do anything else.

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What were you thinking of?

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Thinking about 120.

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I'll try not to laugh.

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Well, that's a cheeky offer, but let's see what David can do.

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With a big-ticket item already under their belts,

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the Reds are returning to a familiar theme.

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I think they're RAF cufflinks, there.

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-They look quite nice.

-I love them.

-They're nice, aren't they?

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They are serious. They are the business.

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They're really lovely because they're enamel as well.

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-Enamel.

-So they're like Guilloche, like engine turned enamel.

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-Yeah.

-And then they're probably on, I would have thought,

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nine carat gold, maybe.

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Yeah. It says there £95, though.

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-What do you think?

-I think...

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Well, I'd like, I'd prefer you to touch, because last time

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you didn't touch, so now I'm telling you to touch.

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-I'll have a little look, I'll have a little look.

-Have a little look.

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The important thing is with enamel...

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-Yeah.

-..we need to make sure there's no damage at all on this enamel.

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It's a lovely... It's a beautiful blue colour.

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Because once that's damaged...

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-Yeah.

-..it's almost impossible to replace.

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Is there much negotiation on these?

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With this dealer, we can only do 10%, I'm afraid.

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So there's not too much movement.

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70 for them.

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I can give him a ring and see whether we can do 70 for you.

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-70 would be decent.

-OK.

-Yeah?

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Fingers crossed.

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Now, what about Rob's £120 offer for the bull?

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His absolute bottom line is 150.

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So it's probably worth having a closer look, just before we decide.

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Shall we just have a little feel?

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-Do you want me to get it out?

-Yeah, please, thank you.

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I tell you what, it's a good job we've got Claudia here.

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She doesn't half... She does the thinking for us, you know.

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-She does.

-Someone needs to take the bull by the horns.

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Oh! Wow.

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-Is that heavy?

-Yeah, very heavy.

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-Which I think...

-Yeah.

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-..is why...

-You're right, Danny, it is very modern.

-..it's quite a lot

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-of money.

-It doesn't sound like there's going to be a deal,

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but the clock's ticking. Is there any better news for the Reds?

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Well, I managed to get hold of him.

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-Oh, gosh, that was quick.

-It was a quick call

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-and he will do 75 for them.

-Oh!

-75?

-75.

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What do you think? Ollie, 75?

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-Ollie, 75?

-70, and it's a deal.

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Come on, Matthew, pull through.

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You're putting me under pressure, but OK, yes.

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Oh, lovely. Shake his hand, quickly.

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-Lovely, thank you very much.

-Deal done.

-Thank you, thank you.

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That is cutting it fine.

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I tell you what, you guys really know how to work

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till the very, very last second.

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They certainly do, but they're used to pressure on the pitch.

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-I'm exhausted.

-So can the Blues nail a decision on the bull

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with just two minutes left?

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Is it to buy or not to buy?

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-To buy.

-Pff...

-We're not going to...

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-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

-I can see something else in there, that...

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But it's at half the money.

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-It's...

-What do you reckon?

-It's up to you.

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One minute left? One minute left.

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Yeah.

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-David.

-Thank you very much.

-You've got a deal.

-Thank you.

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-It looks like a yes.

-It looks like a yes.

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That's it, teams. Time's up.

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We're all done now, anyway.

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We're all done up. We've bought our three pieces.

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You've been absolutely fantastic.

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Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.

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Tom and Ollie are hoping someone at the auction will be a fan of these

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salt and pepper shakers, £75 paid.

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These burly rugby players are softies at heart

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and paid £140 for these

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polar bears. And, finally,

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will these RAF cufflinks take off at the auction, purchased for £70?

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Well, boys, you were focused.

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You were organised.

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And you are also a pair of big softies!

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-Oh, stop!

-Did you have a good time?

-Yeah, really enjoyed it.

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-Oh, loved it.

-Really enjoyed it.

-And what's your favourite item?

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I'd say my favourite was the, erm, the cufflinks.

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-The cufflinks?

-Yeah.

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I think we worked quite hard for those, and, yeah,

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-I think they look quite cool.

-Yeah.

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Are they going to make the most profit, though?

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-Hopefully.

-You're hedging your bets?

-Yeah. Yeah. They are. Yeah.

-Ollie,

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what was your favourite item?

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Oh, definitely the polar bear.

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Is it going to make a big profit?

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Most profit...profit Bargain Hunt's seen in a while, I think.

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-What a statement!

-I mean...

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You crazy kid.

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-I stand by that.

-I like it.

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Now, boys, you spent 285,

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which leaves £15.

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£15, please.

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-There you go. Enjoy it.

-Oh, Catherine,

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that's a wee tiny amount of money.

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Have you got any idea what you're going to buy?

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Well, it's not a lot of cash, but I shall wave my magic wand and turn it

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into thousands.

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-There you go.

-That's what we needed.

-That's what we want to hear.

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While Catherine goes off to buy her bonus buy, let's remind

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ourselves what the Blues bought.

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First up, Claudia loved this mid-20th century eggshell ware cup

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and saucer, bought for just £5.

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Next, Rob was determined to buy some silver and bought these salts

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and spoons for £35.

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And finally, with time almost up,

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they spent £150 on this decorative bull.

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Claudia, your dad was very well-behaved.

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You didn't have to rein him in today, did you?

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No, he was quite good, actually. You were quite sensible.

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Erm, I think we had quite a mutual decision on,

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-I think, all three items.

-All three items, yeah.

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Claudia, what was your favourite item?

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I really liked the first one we bought.

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Erm, it was a duck egg cup and saucer, which is really nice.

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Erm, it had a lovely pattern on it as well, which was...

0:23:450:23:47

-Good.

-Yeah, it was.

-And you didn't pay a lot of money for it?

0:23:470:23:50

No, no, it was only £5, which

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I'm guaranteed we're going to make a profit on that one.

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Ah, is it going to make the most profit?

0:23:540:23:56

I believe so, yeah.

0:23:560:23:58

I think you're right. Yeah, I think so.

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So what was your favourite item?

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I preferred the bull, erm,

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but I think the duck egg cup and saucer

0:24:030:24:05

is going to make the most profit.

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You spent a goodly amount of money, £190.

0:24:070:24:11

-We did.

-Could I have 110, please?

0:24:110:24:13

-Yeah, of course.

-Thank you very much.

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That will go straight over to Danny.

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Danny, a goodly enough sum.

0:24:170:24:18

Do you know what you're going to buy?

0:24:180:24:20

-HE SIGHS

-I'm not quite sure yet.

0:24:200:24:23

We'll just leave it at that.

0:24:230:24:24

While Danny goes off to buy his bonus buy,

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I'm going to visit some place rather interesting.

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TRUMPETS SOUND

0:24:320:24:35

The changing of the guard is an institution that fascinates

0:24:410:24:44

people all over the world.

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Each week here, in Central London,

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thousands of people peer through these gates

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to watch this most British of ceremonies.

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I am at Wellington Barracks,

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which is just next door to Buckingham Palace.

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It's home to the five regiments of Foot Guards

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who take it in turns to

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protect the sovereign, Her Majesty the Queen.

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Today, here in front of the barracks,

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the Coldstream Guards are preparing to take over from the Irish Guards,

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who have been protecting Buckingham Palace

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and St James's Palace for the past 48 hours.

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This routine has remained largely unchanged since 1837,

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when Queen Victoria moved into Buckingham Palace.

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Before that, the sovereign was based just at St James's Palace.

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Soldiers have guarded the king or queen since the reign of Henry VII,

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who made the royal bodyguard a permanent institution.

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But it's important to remember that the Queen's guards,

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as well as being first-class ceremonial soldiers,

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are also world-class fighting soldiers

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who have been involved in every major conflict,

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from America to Afghanistan,

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and from the Falkirk to the Falklands.

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Wellington Barracks is also home to the Guards Museum,

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which tells the fascinating story of the regiments

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from the 17th century to

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the present day and explains what being a soldier in the Guards is all

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about. I've come to meet Andrew Wallace, the curator here,

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to find out more.

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Andrew, the guards' uniforms are wonderful.

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Tell me a little bit about them.

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Well, the story starts over here

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with the senior regiment of Foot Guards,

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the first, or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards,

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formed in 1656 in Bruges,

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in Flanders, to protect Charles II, who was in exile.

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Being the senior regiment,

0:26:370:26:39

their buttons are singly spaced down the front of the jacket.

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They have a grenade on their collar and a white plume on the left of the

0:26:410:26:45

-bearskin cap.

-Yes, I can see that, there.

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Why is it on the left?

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Well, in line of battle,

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when all the regiments lined up ready to go into battle,

0:26:510:26:54

everything senior in the military goes to the right,

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so being the senior regiment, they form up right off the line,

0:26:560:26:59

so all the other regiments are off to their left.

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So for their plume to be seen,

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it has to be on the left of the bearskin cap

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so as the other regiments can

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see it. Now, older than them by some six years are the Coldstream Guards.

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You would think, being older, they would be senior,

0:27:100:27:12

but they unfortunately backed Oliver Cromwell

0:27:120:27:15

in the English Civil War, and when he lost,

0:27:150:27:17

-they lost...

-They were on the wrong side.

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They lost their seniority.

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Their buttons are grouped in twos down the front of the jacket.

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They have the Garter star as their collar badge.

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So they threw a bit of a hissy fit and they said,

0:27:250:27:27

"If we can't be in our rightful position, right of the line,

0:27:270:27:31

"we're going to go right to the other end and be left of the line."

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So for their plume to be seen by the other regiments,

0:27:350:27:38

it's got to be on the right of the bearskin cap.

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Next in line, we've got, erm, the Scots Guards.

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In those days, there were only three regiments,

0:27:430:27:45

and if you weren't right of the line and you weren't left of the line...

0:27:450:27:48

-You were in the centre?

-You were in the centre.

0:27:480:27:50

No-one left to see your plume, so they don't have one.

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In 1900, Queen Victoria introduced the Irish Regiment of Foot Guards.

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In those days, a third of the British Army

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was made up of Irishmen.

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15 years after that, the Welsh Guards were formed

0:28:020:28:06

during the Great War.

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As well as these uniforms,

0:28:070:28:09

the museum contains a range of artefacts

0:28:090:28:12

relating to the five regiments.

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So, Anita, I know that Bargain Hunt has its very famous Golden Gavel.

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It does indeed.

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I thought you might be interested to see

0:28:210:28:23

our equivalent, which is the gold gun.

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This is a prize for musketry which dates back to the late Victorian,

0:28:260:28:31

early Edwardian times.

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And it's still shot for to this very day within the Grenadier Guards, and

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the winner gets to wear the gold gun.

0:28:370:28:40

Not for very long, because it's then recovered to the safety of the

0:28:400:28:42

museum, but in the old days, you won it for a year.

0:28:420:28:46

And just behind us here,

0:28:460:28:47

we have the uniform of regimental Sergeant Major Gus Thomas,

0:28:470:28:51

a very famous, brilliant marksman in the Grenadiers,

0:28:510:28:54

and we are fortunate enough to have an oil painting with him actually

0:28:540:28:58

wearing it on his uniform for the year that he won it.

0:28:580:29:00

It was fiercely competed for?

0:29:000:29:02

-Absolutely.

-Just like our Golden Gavels.

0:29:020:29:04

Quite so.

0:29:040:29:06

Andrew, that was fascinating,

0:29:060:29:08

but now it's time for us to stand to attention and continue today's

0:29:080:29:12

Bargain Hunt battle as we head off to the auction.

0:29:120:29:15

Today, we're at London Auctions in Chiswick

0:29:250:29:28

with auctioneer Mark Longson.

0:29:280:29:31

Mark, it's lovely to be here.

0:29:310:29:33

Welcome to London Auctions.

0:29:330:29:34

Thank you. Now, Reds first.

0:29:340:29:36

Tom and Ollie.

0:29:360:29:38

Their first item was this pair of white metal condiment shakers.

0:29:380:29:44

What do you think of those?

0:29:440:29:46

Have you seen something like that before?

0:29:460:29:48

-Fan shaped?

-No, I haven't.

0:29:480:29:49

-I haven't.

-I think they are so attractive because of that.

0:29:490:29:52

-Unusual.

-Yes. I mean, it's going to appeal to somebody who likes

0:29:520:29:55

the Orient but also the silver element as well, you know.

0:29:550:29:59

We think that's probably around about 40, £60 worth.

0:29:590:30:01

They paid £75 for it.

0:30:010:30:03

-It could get there.

-Our next item was Ollie's favourites.

0:30:030:30:07

He's about 6'4", and he fell in love with this mum and baby polar bear.

0:30:070:30:15

I think he's going to get some stick down the rugby club.

0:30:150:30:17

I mean, there's plenty of history in those bears,

0:30:170:30:20

with the little cub being

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the first actually produced in captivity at London Zoo.

0:30:220:30:25

Made by Dean's Rag.

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We've gone for a 60 to 90.

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They paid 140, so they absolutely fell in love with them.

0:30:300:30:34

Well, their third item is this pair of RAF blue enamelled cufflinks.

0:30:340:30:41

Good style, but it is only...

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That narrows the field, doesn't it?

0:30:430:30:46

-It does.

-It will only appeal to someone who is in the RAF.

0:30:460:30:49

What's your estimate?

0:30:490:30:51

I think we've gone for about 50 to £80.

0:30:510:30:53

Yeah, well they paid 70, so we do have a chance of profit.

0:30:530:30:55

-We're in that bracket, then.

-Yes.

0:30:550:30:57

So it looks like they might need their bonus buy,

0:30:570:31:00

so let's go and have a look at it.

0:31:000:31:02

Ollie, there's someone missing here today.

0:31:040:31:06

Your team-mate, Tom.

0:31:060:31:08

-Where is he?

-He's gone to New Zealand to play rugby.

0:31:080:31:11

-Wow.

-He's only been there a week, but I think he's really enjoying

0:31:110:31:14

-himself.

-Is he having a good time?

0:31:140:31:15

-Yeah, he is, yeah.

-That's terrific.

0:31:150:31:19

-Anyway, you left Catherine with 15 poor little pounds.

-I know!

0:31:190:31:23

-I know.

-Catherine, can I see what you did?

0:31:230:31:27

-Wow!

-Have one of those.

0:31:270:31:30

-Thank you.

-Now, when you think of rugby players,

0:31:300:31:33

-what do you think of?

-Mugs.

0:31:330:31:35

No, not mugs, you think of beer.

0:31:350:31:38

-Tankards.

-Lovely.

-No, seriously,

0:31:380:31:40

I bought these because they are designed by Keith Murray,

0:31:400:31:43

and Keith Murray was a designer for Wedgwood.

0:31:430:31:46

It's a very simple design, but that's really what he was all about.

0:31:460:31:49

He was all about doing very simple,

0:31:490:31:51

plain ideas, and it's got this lovely little ribbing bit

0:31:510:31:55

at the bottom.

0:31:550:31:56

-How much did you pay?

-Well, for these two,

0:31:560:31:59

a mere £15, which was all I was left.

0:31:590:32:02

Blew the lot, blew the lot!

0:32:020:32:03

So what are they likely to make me?

0:32:030:32:05

I think they should make between 30 and £50.

0:32:050:32:09

-Ideal.

-Do you think Tom would like them, Ollie?

0:32:090:32:12

Well, he was a big beer drinker, so I think he'd love them, yeah.

0:32:120:32:17

-I think you've convinced Ollie, Catherine.

-I hope so.

0:32:170:32:21

But you can make your final decision after your other three items have

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been sold, and in the meantime,

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let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Catherine's Keith Murray

0:32:270:32:31

tankards.

0:32:310:32:33

Well, Catherine bought this pair of tankards.

0:32:330:32:38

Well, Keith Murray is known for his simplicity,

0:32:380:32:41

and these are simple tankards,

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and people these days are buying articles

0:32:430:32:45

that they are actually going to be using.

0:32:450:32:47

What's your estimate on the tankards?

0:32:470:32:49

We're looking at 30 to 50.

0:32:490:32:50

Catherine only paid £15.

0:32:500:32:52

-She did well.

-She did well on that.

-Brilliant, yes.

0:32:520:32:55

I think I smell a profit there.

0:32:550:32:57

Could be, could be in the nest.

0:32:570:32:59

Yeah. That's it for the Reds.

0:32:590:33:01

Now, daughter and dad team, Claudia and Rob.

0:33:010:33:06

Both thought this would make the most profit.

0:33:060:33:08

Their first item.

0:33:080:33:10

It's the little Oriental eggshell ware cabinet cup and saucer.

0:33:100:33:14

Does it have an eggshell? Has it got a face at the bottom?

0:33:140:33:18

No, there's no face at the bottom.

0:33:180:33:20

So definitely for the export market.

0:33:200:33:22

15 to 30 is the estimate that we've put on it.

0:33:220:33:25

Well, I'm sure they'll be happy with 15 to 30 because they only paid £5

0:33:250:33:30

for it.

0:33:300:33:32

The second item is the pair of 20th-century silver salts.

0:33:320:33:38

They are marked 800.

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Tell me what you think of those.

0:33:390:33:41

Continental little salts with the spoons.

0:33:410:33:44

Yeah, ideal for the dinner party.

0:33:440:33:46

Estimate on that?

0:33:460:33:47

-40 to 60.

-Well they paid £35 for it, so it's not looking too bad so far.

0:33:470:33:52

-That's fine, that's fine.

-Their third item was

0:33:520:33:54

this contemporary cast of a bull.

0:33:540:33:57

It was Rob's favourite item.

0:33:570:33:59

Tell me, what do you think?

0:33:590:34:01

Is Rob a Taurus?

0:34:010:34:03

He may well be.

0:34:030:34:04

That might have influenced him.

0:34:040:34:06

60 to 90 we've gone for.

0:34:060:34:08

60 to 90. They paid £150 for it.

0:34:080:34:12

Well, it looks like they'll definitely need their bonus buy,

0:34:120:34:15

so let's go and have a look at it.

0:34:150:34:16

You gave Danny 110.

0:34:180:34:21

Danny, what did you buy?

0:34:210:34:22

Well, I did say I was going to shed a bit of light on the item.

0:34:240:34:28

Something you're probably not believing I've bought, but...

0:34:280:34:31

I don't like that face.

0:34:310:34:33

-That's all right. It's pretty.

-It's OK.

0:34:330:34:35

It's OK? Well, I mean, what we've got here is a 1960s,

0:34:350:34:39

1970s pendant light.

0:34:390:34:41

Brass in the centre with glass shades.

0:34:410:34:44

Quite in vogue nowadays.

0:34:440:34:46

I think everybody likes a bit of retro,

0:34:460:34:48

everybody wants a bit of retro.

0:34:480:34:49

How much did you pay?

0:34:490:34:50

I paid 48.

0:34:500:34:51

OK, OK.

0:34:540:34:56

How much do you think it's going to make?

0:34:560:34:58

Well, I think it's a big piece.

0:34:580:35:00

Lighting makes a room.

0:35:000:35:02

You know, this could go on to 60, 70, maybe even £80.

0:35:020:35:06

You're looking a wee bit underwhelmed.

0:35:060:35:08

What do you think of it, Rob?

0:35:080:35:10

I don't like it.

0:35:110:35:13

But if it's going to make money, then, you know,

0:35:130:35:16

I'll go with Danny's choice.

0:35:160:35:18

What about you, Claudia?

0:35:180:35:20

Yeah, I don't think it's too bad.

0:35:200:35:21

It's nice and pretty. I think if we can polish it up a little bit,

0:35:210:35:24

-it'll be all right.

-Yeah.

0:35:240:35:26

Well, you don't have to make up your mind at the moment.

0:35:260:35:29

Wait until your other three items have been sold, but in the meantime,

0:35:290:35:34

let's see what the auctioneer thinks about Danny's retro lamp.

0:35:340:35:38

Is it cool or is it kitsch?

0:35:390:35:43

-I think it is kitsch.

-You think it's kitsch.

-I think it is kitsch.

0:35:430:35:45

It just doesn't quite have that good style element.

0:35:450:35:49

There is something to it, yes, and people doing conversions,

0:35:490:35:53

loft conversions, there are plenty around here.

0:35:530:35:55

But 40 to £60 for us.

0:35:550:35:58

Well, he paid £48, so there's a possibility of a profit there.

0:35:580:36:02

-OK, OK, Yeah.

-Excellent, excellent.

0:36:020:36:04

Are you taking the sale today, Mark?

0:36:040:36:06

I will be up on that rostrum for you, trying my hardest.

0:36:060:36:09

I'm looking forward to it.

0:36:090:36:11

35. Going round, and once again.

0:36:110:36:13

35, 40.

0:36:130:36:15

5. 50? 5. 60.

0:36:150:36:18

It will go...

0:36:180:36:20

Now, tell me, have you been to an auction before?

0:36:200:36:23

I've never been, no.

0:36:230:36:24

-I'm a bit nervous to see how well we do.

-A wee bit nervous, yeah?

0:36:240:36:28

-I'm loving being part of it, yeah.

-Ah, excellent.

0:36:280:36:30

Well, your first item is the lovely

0:36:300:36:33

little pair of condiments,

0:36:330:36:35

and they're coming up right now.

0:36:350:36:38

White metal, they are. It's got the sterling stamp on it, in fact.

0:36:380:36:41

-£20.

-Oh, no!

0:36:410:36:42

20, the bid. 5, the bid.

0:36:420:36:43

30, the bid to the left-hand side.

0:36:430:36:45

-5 in front.

-It's started!

0:36:450:36:47

35. 40 at home.

0:36:470:36:50

And 5. At 45. I've not seen something like this.

0:36:500:36:53

At 45. 50, at home.

0:36:530:36:55

5 in front.

0:36:550:36:57

55. 60 at home.

0:36:570:37:00

Still taking those little fivers.

0:37:000:37:01

And 5 again. 65.

0:37:010:37:03

-Come on.

-70 at home.

0:37:030:37:06

Shake of the head in the room.

0:37:060:37:07

70. The interest is at home at the moment, at £70.

0:37:070:37:11

I give fair warning, we're out

0:37:110:37:12

-in the room...

-One more, one more!

0:37:120:37:15

-It's gone.

-£70.

0:37:150:37:17

That's -5, but it's not too bad.

0:37:170:37:19

Let's see how your second item does.

0:37:190:37:21

It's your polar bears.

0:37:210:37:23

It's going to be big. It's going to be really big.

0:37:230:37:25

£60. 60?

0:37:250:37:27

-Come on.

-Good little collector's items, these.

0:37:270:37:30

Make it £30, then. Chop that bottom estimate in two.

0:37:300:37:33

-£30.

-No!

0:37:330:37:34

-Oh, dear.

-I've seen them sell for 200!

0:37:340:37:37

-Don't worry.

-20 for the bears.

0:37:370:37:38

Sympathy vote down the middle, £20.

0:37:380:37:41

£20, do we have fives again?

0:37:410:37:43

Maiden bid'll take it.

0:37:430:37:45

Oh, dear.

0:37:450:37:46

-Oh, no.

-I'm so sorry.

0:37:460:37:48

-That was a loss of £120.

-Can't BEAR it.

0:37:480:37:52

Well, that takes you, after two items, to -125.

0:37:520:37:57

Our next item, the lovely RAF cufflinks.

0:37:570:38:00

£50 for this pair.

0:38:000:38:02

50 the bid, and 5 as well at home.

0:38:020:38:04

55 and 60.

0:38:040:38:06

In front at 60.

0:38:060:38:07

£60. 65. 65?

0:38:070:38:11

-At £65, we look as though we're selling online.

-Oh, no.

0:38:110:38:13

-Come on!

-Get ready.

0:38:130:38:16

Ah, we were nearly there with the cuff links.

0:38:160:38:19

-5 on that.

0:38:190:38:20

Which takes your overall score

0:38:200:38:23

to -130.

0:38:230:38:25

Are you going to take the bonus buy?

0:38:260:38:29

She's paid £15 for the pair of Keith Murray tankards.

0:38:290:38:33

-Are you going to take them?

-100%.

0:38:330:38:36

100%, well...

0:38:360:38:37

-There you go, you've got to...

-Yeah?

-..dig us out of this hole.

-OK.

0:38:370:38:40

Well, I don't know if I can totally dig you out of the hole,

0:38:400:38:43

-but I'll give it a go.

-Give it a go, and it's coming up now.

0:38:430:38:46

£30, for a pair of Keith Murray renowned tankards.

0:38:460:38:49

30 bid, 30 bid.

0:38:490:38:50

5? 40?

0:38:500:38:52

Against the room at 40.

0:38:530:38:54

£40. £40, the bid's here on the book at 40, and 5.

0:38:540:38:59

I've got 50.

0:38:590:39:00

Room's out. £50.

0:39:000:39:03

Be quick. Don't look away. Here we go, then.

0:39:030:39:06

£50, that's excellent.

0:39:060:39:09

That gives you a profit

0:39:090:39:10

of £35.

0:39:100:39:13

Which takes your overall score

0:39:130:39:16

to -£95.

0:39:160:39:18

-Could be a winning score, Ollie, could be a winning score.

-Could be.

0:39:180:39:23

But you have to promise me something.

0:39:230:39:25

-Yeah?

-Don't say a word to the Blues.

0:39:250:39:28

My lips are sealed.

0:39:280:39:29

Tell me, have you been to an auction before?

0:39:340:39:36

-BOTH:

-No, never.

-Never?

0:39:360:39:38

-No.

-Never? Well, you're all part of this excitement now.

0:39:380:39:42

Yep. Well, the first item to come up is Claudia's favourite.

0:39:420:39:47

It was that delightful little Oriental eggshell

0:39:470:39:50

cabinet cup and saucer.

0:39:500:39:52

-Good luck, guys!

-Thank you.

0:39:520:39:54

-MARK:

-£10 on the little cabinet piece there.

0:39:540:39:56

£10?

0:39:560:39:58

9, 8, 7, 6...

0:39:580:40:01

5?

0:40:010:40:02

£5. Yay, on the left-hand side!

0:40:030:40:06

At 5, at 5.

0:40:060:40:08

-ROB:

-We got our money back.

0:40:080:40:09

-MARK:

-Close in we go. £5 only. Hooray!

0:40:090:40:12

£5, well...

0:40:120:40:15

You haven't lost anything yet.

0:40:150:40:17

-You haven't lost anything.

-True, true.

0:40:170:40:19

So your second item is the little Continental salts,

0:40:190:40:24

-and we think they're Italian.

-Yep.

0:40:240:40:26

Let's hope we can make a profit with these.

0:40:260:40:28

£40.

0:40:280:40:30

Not over asking you for that.

0:40:300:40:32

All stamped up silver, £40.

0:40:320:40:34

20 note, then.

0:40:340:40:35

Chop it right in two.

0:40:350:40:36

20, 5.

0:40:360:40:38

30, close.

0:40:380:40:39

Come on.

0:40:390:40:41

£30, still take another fiver if you like, the little box set.

0:40:410:40:44

At £30.

0:40:440:40:45

Going in row two, down the right-hand channel.

0:40:450:40:47

Come on.

0:40:470:40:48

All finished then at 30.

0:40:480:40:50

-£30.

-No!

0:40:500:40:52

That's -5.

0:40:520:40:55

That takes your score,

0:40:550:40:57

after two items sold, to -5.

0:40:570:41:00

Third item is the bull, and this is the one that you're worried about.

0:41:000:41:03

60 we bid.

0:41:030:41:04

60 we bid at home.

0:41:040:41:05

£60, £60?

0:41:050:41:07

The internet's in, come along, the room. At £60.

0:41:070:41:11

-Come on!

-Come on!

0:41:110:41:12

"Come on," the cry in the back, but £60.

0:41:120:41:15

-Once ready, twice and shy, down we go, then.

-No!

0:41:150:41:18

£60...

0:41:180:41:21

-Ouch!

--90.

0:41:210:41:23

And overall, you're at -95.

0:41:230:41:26

You've got to make up your mind now.

0:41:260:41:27

Are going to take Danny's bonus buy, the retro lamp?

0:41:270:41:31

-Should we go for it?

-Yeah.

-Should we go for it?

-Go for it.

0:41:310:41:33

-Are you sure?

-Yeah.

-Are you absolutely sure?

-We trust you.

0:41:330:41:35

Well, Danny paid £48 for it.

0:41:350:41:37

And I can tell you at this point that the auctioneer has estimated it

0:41:370:41:41

40-60, so there is a chance there.

0:41:410:41:43

-There is a chance.

-£40.

0:41:430:41:45

Bid at home, 40. 40, 40.

0:41:450:41:48

Want your little fivers.

0:41:480:41:50

£40. £40, the spray light setting. At £40.

0:41:500:41:54

-Come on.

-Somebody, come on, bid.

0:41:540:41:57

40 sold.

0:41:570:41:58

Aw, that was a bit tough, so that was -8

0:41:580:42:01

on that one.

0:42:010:42:02

Now, it takes your overall score to -103.

0:42:020:42:07

-But, but...

-That's terrible.

0:42:070:42:09

..that could be a winning score. You've got to promise me something.

0:42:090:42:12

-Yeah.

-Don't say a word to the Reds.

-Not a word.

-No.

-Not a word.

0:42:120:42:15

You were all wonderful sports,

0:42:210:42:24

and it was a close-run competition today.

0:42:240:42:28

But it was very, very close,

0:42:280:42:31

and today's runners up are...

0:42:310:42:34

..the Blues!

0:42:340:42:35

THEY LAUGH

0:42:350:42:38

Unfortunately, you made wee losses on everything, and unfortunately,

0:42:380:42:42

weren't rescued by Danny's bonus buy.

0:42:420:42:46

So, Ollie, you're the winner today.

0:42:460:42:48

I don't know how, but I think that's the proudest moment of my life.

0:42:480:42:52

-Aw, wonderful.

-Thank you. That's big.

0:42:520:42:54

Well, you made a wee loss on everything.

0:42:540:42:56

I know! I think I did nothing for the team,

0:42:560:43:00

but Catherine managed to save us, so...

0:43:000:43:02

On the Keith Murray tankards,

0:43:020:43:04

and that was the thing that made the difference at the end.

0:43:040:43:08

But will you be on the phone to Tom tonight,

0:43:080:43:10

to let him know the good news?

0:43:100:43:12

-Yes, I will.

-Excellent.

0:43:120:43:14

Well, we've all had a good time, haven't we?

0:43:140:43:17

-Yes.

-Uh-huh. If you'd like to find out more about the show,

0:43:170:43:20

check out our website or follow us on Twitter.

0:43:200:43:23

But, best of all, join us soon for more Bargain Hunting!

0:43:230:43:27

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-Yes!

0:43:270:43:29

Anita Manning oversees today's Bargain Hunt which comes from Kingston upon Thames. Catherine Southon and Danny Sebastian are helping today's reds and blues spend £300 on three items that will hopefully make a profit at the auction in Chiswick. Anita also visits Wellington Barracks in central London to watch the changing of the guard and explores the London Guards Museum.