Anita Manning leads proceedings at the British Motor Museum, while experts Philip Serrel and Richard Madley help the teams find the bargains.
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Today, we are at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire,
where there are legendary names in British car manufacturing,
a multitude of Morgans, Minis and McLarens
rubbing shoulders with today's antiques fair.
And what a venue this is.
With over 300 cars,
this is the largest collection of historic British cars in the world.
I get to find out more about these iconic vehicles later on,
but in the meantime, it's time to get in gear,
get the show on the road, so let's go Bargain Hunting!
From vintage classics to modern-day sports cars,
this collection spans over 120 years.
However, our teams only have 60 minutes to race around
to bag some bargains.
Let's have a look at what's coming up.
The Red team needs reining in...
I think I've got my hands full here.
And the Blues are in a fix.
-You are officially...
Whilst at the auction, the Reds are blown away.
We can start it off at £90.
And the Blues are in dismay.
Who's got £10?
And coming up, I'm in the presence of royalty,
when I get up close to the Queen's car collection.
But that's all for later.
Today, our teams are made up of friends.
And for the Reds, we have Kieron and Shahir.
And for the Blues, we have Cath and Jazz.
-Oh, it's lovely to have you along.
Now, Shahir, tell me how you guys met.
So, we go to medical university together
and we actually met in our first year.
So, you're a medical student.
But when you're not busy with your studies, what do you do?
I used to work out and go gym for a bit
-and I did wrestling for four years.
Let me see your muscles.
-It's not too impressive at the moment.
-Oh, girls, look at that!
Is that impressive? Let me see.
Oh! Hard as rock.
But for the last year or so,
-I actually started dabbling in magic a little bit.
-Oh, I love magic!
-You'd like to see a trick?
-Could you do a trick?
-Here you go.
-Pick a card.
-If you want to show everyone, that's all right.
If you want to show the camera. Cool.
If you can, would you be able to put it on the top of the deck?
-Put the card in the middle.
Snap the fingers and it should just come back to the top.
-How did you do that?
-A magician never reveals his secrets.
Well done. Let's hope you can perform some magic out at the fair.
-So, Kieron, tell us some more about your studies.
So, for the first two years, I studied medicine.
However, if you do medicine,
you have an option to take a year out and do another degree.
-So, this year, I went to a different university,
Imperial College London, and did surgery and anaesthesia.
Knocking people out and then cutting them up?
Basically. It's what I love in life!
What are your tactics going to be today in the shops?
A lot of people go on this show buying antiques which are popular,
but we're buying antiques that look nice.
And interest us completely.
So, you're going to go with the heart?
-Rather than the head?
And luckily, we have his trump card, to do magic tricks
to get a better bargain.
Well, good luck out there, boys.
I'm sure you'll enjoy it thoroughly.
That's it for the Reds. Now onto the Blues.
-Cath and Jazz. Hello, girls.
Now, Jazz, how did you girls meet?
We met at work.
I've been working there 15 years,
but we were put on the same team about three years ago.
And we just instantly clicked.
What sort of work do you do?
We're civil servants, work for the Department for Work and Pensions.
We process benefits.
Is it a job that gives you a lot of satisfaction?
It does. It's nice to know that you're actually helping somebody
and making a difference to somebody, so,
you have your good days and your bad days, I suppose.
Now, what do you get up to in your spare time?
I love cooking.
-I love cooking Indian food.
I've recently started growing my own vegetables.
I think there's nothing better
than growing the food that you're cooking...
-You can't beat it.
-..to feed your family and friends.
That's absolutely wonderful.
-Hobbies, what about you?
-Yeah, I like to cook.
I'm always poaching recipes off Jazz.
I grow my own, as well. I've got a couple of chickens.
-I like to keep fit.
Aerobics, running, boxercise.
OK. What are your tactics today, girls?
-Do you want to beat these boys?
You want to show some girl power?
-Yeah, we're going to barter, barter, barter.
-Boys, these girls seem very determined.
-Yeah, it's going to be even more sad when they lose.
You realise, of course, that I'm trying to whip you all up.
-It's working very well!
Well, if you're going to shop, you need some dosh.
£300 for you and £300 for the boys.
Your experts await, so off you go.
Pals! Don't you just love it?
Helping our teams out at the fair today are two loyal experts.
Hoping to get ahead with the Reds, it's Philip Serrell.
Whilst Richard Madley is a big fan of the Blues.
What are we going to buy today, Jazz?
I've been advised by my mother-in-law, something silver.
-Mother-in-law. Always listen to mother-in-laws.
Indeed. I do, too.
Well, gentlemen, is there a plan?
Well, first thing we are looking for,
a lot of pizzazz and quirkiness.
And, Cath, on your list?
-Very on trend. Art Deco and silver.
Animal figurines. Maybe magic.
And hopefully, a combination of the two.
Right, teams, 60 minutes on the clock.
Your time starts now. HONKS HORN
Come on, let's go!
Just come with me.
So, they're off, and as the teams head out into the fair...
Shall we have a look down here?
So, what is it that's caught your eye in there?
Straight away, it seems the Reds have spotted something.
-Is that a surgeon's set?
-No, it's woodwork. I thought...
I was looking at it, thinking it might be a surgeon's set.
-I was very interested.
-Not quite what the doctor ordered, hey, chaps?
Use those first few minutes to think,
"Oh, right, he sells interesting objects."
I see something pretty magical over there.
-They're geese, aren't they?
-You're not buying that.
-You want to buy these?
-I think they're really remarkably dreadful.
-They're cheap, aren't they?
It just makes me laugh that they are flying ducks...
-and they are Royal Dux.
Hmm, time for us to duck out.
So far, Reds, your choices have been pretty criminal.
-Speaking of which...
-Here he is.
-Oh, he's got the...!
These ones are quite unusual because these are military police.
-Second World War.
-Yeah, yeah. So, who's it going to be?
Is it going to be Cath or Jazz in handcuffs?
-Cath in handcuffs.
-Yeah, why not?
Do they work?
If you take the key away, you are then officially...
-Handcuffed. Did you want the other set on?
You know what his next line is, don't you?
-Now they're on, you've got to buy them.
Well, this is awkward.
How are you going to escape this one?
I wonder if I can get out of these.
-What do you think, Jazz?
-Could you? Oh!
-Do a little trick.
-The escapologist in you.
-You can have them back now.
I'll have to give you a discount for those!
I'll tell you who could do with a set of handcuffs right now.
See, I've lost the two of them now. Where the...?
This way! I'll have to get those...
What are those reins that ladies have on little twins
that keep running off?
Come on, Phil. Keep them in check.
I think I've got my hands full here.
In fact, I know I've got my hands full.
Oh, what have they spotted now?
This is really catching my eye.
There's this camera light here.
It's got quirky pizzazz written all over it.
The price is a bit steep. It's true.
It's £185 for a projector that someone's stuck a bulb in.
So, what we've got here is probably an early '40s projector
and it's rare because I think most were probably thrown away.
And this good gentleman has spent hours of his time
putting this bulb in here.
The key thing for us is to ask whether it's PAT tested.
It is PAT tested, yes.
Cos at auction, you're not allowed to sell an electrical item
unless it's got an electrical safety certificate.
That's the one serious bit.
You know, I actually do think some of these things are quite funky.
-I do, I think they're quite cool.
I wouldn't want anyone to know that.
Ah-ha! So he does like it.
I think it looks pretty cool.
Obviously, I have no idea how much something like this is worth.
I think that's going to make 30-40 quid.
Do you kind of think there's going to be a demand in suburban
Stratford-upon-Avon for a projector with a bulb in it?
I think there's a demand for bizarre and quirky.
Yeah, I think we spotted a gap in the market.
Everyone keeps doing what people think is in.
-And we're going to do something different.
An interesting tactic, Kieron.
This is really worrying.
Well, team, we'll leave you to have a think about it,
as it seems Richard may have had a lightbulb moment of his own.
Have you heard of the term trench art?
Somebody in the Army or whatever...
-..has made that?
Spot on, yeah.
Trench art is the name given to items made from recycled war refuse,
like shell cases and spent bullets.
They often illustrate what life was like
for the soldier on the front line,
as well as capturing his thoughts and feelings at the time.
And it's been really nicely engraved.
It's the stars that actually caught my eye.
Allied flags. There we go.
What do you think it's going to make at auction?
At auction, I think the estimate would probably be
in the region of between £20-40.
The price is £44.
Will it not affect the price, that there's a piece missing there?
It's certainly not going to help it.
But I'm not going to be put off unduly by one finial missing.
-So, with the ticket price of 44, we do need to get it down.
-But we do like to have a go...
-See what best price we can get.
-Right, let's go and find...
-Let's do it.
-..the man himself.
Meanwhile, back with the Reds...
How low would you be able to get this down to?
Would you think £100 would be doable?
-I could do it for 110.
-If I showed you a magic trick...
-Oh, here we go!
Would you be able to bargain that down to an even 100?
-A gentleman's bet.
-If you get fooled, if I trick you.
-I'm not sure Phil's convinced by this.
But could it be the boys' secret haggling weapon?
-So, your card was that 8 of diamonds.
I'm going to put that on the top of the deck.
Keep the rest of them on top and then I'll snap my fingers
-and it just comes back to the top.
You've done the deal. It's £100, then.
-Are you happy?
Oh, over the moon.
Well done, chaps.
First item down in ten minutes.
Time now for the Blues to shell out.
Erm, take the four off it.
We were looking a lot lower than that, really.
-A lot lower than that?
-Taking into account
-this little piece missing here.
There's a lot of character already.
-Yes, well noticed!
-You've got kind eyes.
Ah, Jazz, you charmer.
-36 would be it.
-36. I was looking at 30, maybe.
I think we should settle at 35!
And finally, the deal is sealed.
Meanwhile, the Reds have navigated their way over
to another piece of upcycling.
This is quite interesting.
-Is this a map of London?
-That's quite cool, isn't it?
And Phil approves.
I think that's really quite cool.
No, it's Sheffield and Lincoln...
It is only £35 and it's the chest.
It's quite a clever thing to do with an old suitcase, isn't it?
-No, I'm very interested in this.
-It's three things at once.
A table, a map and storage.
-Does that do it for you?
-I think it's very interesting.
-Definitely caught my eye.
-The only thing I can see...
It's a bit of a problem on the train, isn't it?
-Ah, but I'm...
-That is true.
I guess that no-one's going to be using it as...
Do you not think that's a problem?
I've got to admit, I kind of quite like that.
-I like it. I'm interested.
-I do, too.
-But it's price, isn't it?
So, what's the lowest you're willing to go to on this?
-25? So, if...
My friend here can do magic and if he does a magic trick,
Would you be able to do 20?
Better ask the boss.
Shahir's got another trick up his sleeve.
All right. Would you be able to pick a card?
And if you can show everyone and the camera? I'll look away.
Would you just keep the card on top?
All right. Now, I'm just going to shuffle the deck a bit.
-Was this your card?
-Are you sure?
Would you be able to stick out your hand?
And then would you be able to keep your hand on top of this,
just so I can't reach it? All right. And if I snap my fingers...
-It should switch into your card.
-That is clever.
-So, will we say £20 is a good deal, then?
-Thanks very much.
£20, that's not a lot!
How do you do that?
Again, a magician never reveals his secrets.
You chaps are good. That's item number two for you
and you're nearly halfway through your shop.
We're going to go shopping together more, you and I.
Now, Blues, you're 20 minutes into your shop.
Could this be the piece of silver Art Deco you were after?
Good spot. Now, these types of dressing sets, normally comprised of
hairbrushes, clothes brushes, combs and hand mirrors.
It is the hand mirrors now
-that are the only part of those sets that anybody uses.
Everyone else has got their own hairbrush,
they've got their own comb,
but I think you've picked up an interesting item there.
What does the label say on that mirror?
Silver-mounted hand mirror,
hallmarks for WG Suthers Limited, Birmingham.
-Something local as well.
-And that's 1954.
-So, it's after the Art Deco period.
The 1950s is very stylish and this has got the sort of decoration,
if you just turn it over,
it's got this engine-turned decoration
and very typical Art Deco style decoration there.
-That's quite Art Deco, isn't it?
-Yeah, I do like the style.
-So, I think, commercially...
Can we have a think? Can we have a think?
Don't you like it? I like it.
If it was real Art Deco, yeah, maybe. But...
-If it was real Art Deco, it'd be priced at £185.
Uh-oh! There's trouble in the Blue camp.
Much deliberation over this 1950s hand mirror.
Ticket price of £45.
-And what's your best price?
-What I can do on that... 36.
That would be it, I'm afraid.
-I don't know, Jazz.
-Cath, you know, I can see you're hesitating.
I don't know whether it'll sell well.
-What do you think?
-I think, at that price,
you've got a good chance of making a profit.
Sounds like two against one, Cath.
-Let's do it, Jazz. Let's do it.
-All right, then.
-Yeah, let's do it.
-Let's have a deal, shall we?
-You got there in the end, ladies.
Well done. That's two items apiece, teams.
How do you think it's going, fellas?
We spent £120, got £180 left for one item and we have half an hour.
I'm pretty sure we'll get an amazing last buy.
You're making me quite excited.
All very positive!
Let's leave the teams shopping while I nip away from the fair
to find out more about our right royal collection.
The museum is crammed full of the stars of Britain's motoring history,
from Aston Martins to the humble Mini.
But not all of these were made for the mass market.
Some were destined for more regal customers.
They have three cars from the royal collection.
The Rover P5B, a Land Rover Defender, and the Range Rover MK1.
While I'm not allowed to touch them,
there is help on hand to show me their finer points.
And I've been joined by Tom Karen, the show's manager,
who will tell us more about this iconic cavalcade.
Now, I believe that this is a very special car.
Tell me about this.
It is indeed. This car, it's a 1971 Rover P5B.
It belonged to the Queen and it was her own personal transport.
She used to drive it.
She would go out in Windsor with her own personal detective,
drive down to the shops.
Radiotelephone fitted to it.
There's a discreet blue light fitted to it,
so if she wanted to get through traffic quickly,
they could put the blue light on and get through.
And I know the Queen did love the car.
It must be wonderful to have her very own personal car,
but can you show me a ceremonial car?
Yes, I can indeed.
So, from the Queen's personal runaround
to a more practical car for her duties as head of state.
So, Tom, tell us about this one.
Obviously, a Land Rover, but with a bit of a twist.
It is indeed. It's a 1953 series one Land Rover.
It's got a special body on the back for ceremonial touring
and the Queen and Prince Philip used it in 1954
on their Commonwealth tour.
So, they did over 50,000 miles on the Commonwealth tour.
So, that was after the coronation
-and this would have been their first car together?
This is quite primitive. There are no luxuries in it.
That's true. But it was a very functional vehicle
and it was designed for them to be able to be seen,
for the public to see them, for them to inspect the troops.
If you look back at the photographs of these tours in the 1950s,
this is the vehicle that appears in a lot of them.
So, this was used for quite a long time?
Yes, it was. It was in service for 20 years.
Then the time came for a replacement
and it was replaced by a new Range Rover.
So, we move from the practical to the comfortable
and it was the British mark one Range Rover
that gave the royal household the luxury they were looking for.
I've noticed that these aren't green,
these are this lovely claret colour.
They are. Personal vehicles for the royal household tend to be green,
but claret is the ceremonial colour for the state vehicles.
Well, this is a step up. This is certainly more luxurious.
Indeed it is. It's based on a 1974 Range Rover.
There's a few special features on here,
compared to the previous Land Rover.
We've got a bulkhead behind the driver and discreetly located
in there are two umbrellas, so, if it rains, British weather,
you pull it down, you can hold the umbrella up.
The seats are a lot more luxurious. Very good suspension.
And it was an absolute leap ahead in luxury for cars.
It's a terrific vehicle.
Sadly, no-one's allowed to sit in these cars, including me,
but thank you, Tom, for giving us that right royal tour.
Now, let's get motoring again with our teams back at the fair.
-So, do you want to come with me?
You've bought two items, you've done really, really well.
With 20 minutes left on their shop,
both teams are on the lookout for their third and final piece.
Is there anything you'd buy for yourself?
Remember, ladies, you're not buying for yourselves,
you're buying for profit.
It seems like you're enjoying it out there today, Phil?
Do you know? They are a handful, but they're really good company.
And those magic tricks, how does he do those?
I'm going to go and show him a trick of my own now.
Introducing the great Serrell Surprendo.
Look and learn. Are you ready?
-It this a magic trick?
-Are you ready?
Nothing there? Nothing there?
-I think it was... Is that right?
It's almost like there's a hidden compartment there!
-What do you mean?
Now, what have the Blues conjured up?
Now, these cards catch my eye.
-These are Victorian stereoscopic slides.
The stereograph took the world by storm in the mid 19th century.
-Two pictures are taken roughly seven centimetres apart,
but viewed together, they appear as a 3-D image,
an early form of today's virtual reality headsets.
Now, I can see from here, a price tag on the viewer
and the cards that's £100.
Which is more than I think it's going to make at auction.
But what you will like here is something that says £1 each.
Now, we like the sounds of £1 each.
So, what have you got in your cards?
-Comic and childhood scenes.
-Comic and childhood scenery.
And I've got topographical views here.
If perhaps we went to the stallholder and said,
"We don't want to buy one or two of these,
"we want to buy a parcel of them,"
I think they could be something at the right price we could do OK with.
Right, Blues. You hunt down the stallholder.
And, Reds, you need to hunt down your final item.
-So far, you've gone less animal magic
and more statement pieces.
Could this be another?
So, this item looks quite interesting.
It's quite the keg. If I say so myself.
-A butter churner?
It's a butter churn. Missing its handle there.
And then, you put your butter in, or your milk in,
and it sort of works as a separator and churns it.
But all this here, look, these here have all been repainted.
And they're quite decorative.
People buy these things, they stick them in the garden.
We need to find out how much it is, really.
In my eyes, at auction, this is going to make £60-90.
How much is this butter churner?
The butter churner's 180.
That would clear you out, boys,
and leave Phil with nothing for his bonus buy.
You'd best work your magic.
What could you do it for, if they wanted to buy it?
..90 sound? Is that better?
Come on, then, Shahir.
For the final time, let's see the trick.
And if you could take a look and then show everyone else.
Let me look. OK, OK, OK.
Right. Put that on top of the deck.
Keep that over here. Keep this on top.
Snap my fingers.
Comes back to the top.
-Can I check it?
-Yeah, yeah, go ahead.
You suspicious devil, you!
A deal's a deal. Excellent, well done.
And as if by magic, that's all of your items done and dusted, Reds,
with five minutes left.
Now, let's see how the Blues are getting on
with a more traditional haggling method.
Sir, we wonder if you'd like to get rid of the whole lot as a group.
The starting price is £30 for the whole lot.
There's at least 40 in there.
I've got to say, I was hoping we might be closer to £20.
-I think we can do 22 on those. I'd be happy, thank you.
-Are you happy?
-Yeah. I'm happy.
-Excellent, we've got a deal.
So, there you are, three purchases, well in time. You're happy?
-Yeah, I'm happy.
-Are you, Jazz?
-We're all happy.
-I'm happy, too!
Put the brakes on, teams! Time's up.
Let's go. Excellent.
Let's check out what the Red team bought.
First up was this 1940s projector lamp.
Price paid, £100.
Next, the vintage suitcase table set them back £20.
And finally, they did a deal on the butter churner for £80.
Well, boys, you had a magical shop
and I believe you used magic as a bargaining tool.
-Quite often, actually. I think we did it for...
-All three items, yeah.
Very, very... They were naughty.
Actually, they were very, very clever.
Now, tell me, what was your favourite item?
The first one, which was a projector light bulb.
Right. Is that going to make the most profit?
-I'd be very surprised.
What's going to make the most profit?
I think the second item we bought, which was the map chest table.
What was your favourite item?
Personally, I have to say, it was the butter churner.
We got a good deal on it. I think it should make some money.
Will it make the most profit, though?
I have to agree with Shahir here and say that the map chest
would make the most money,
purely because we got it for such a good deal.
Boys, you spent £200! I'm proud of you.
-Can I have £100?
-Yes, you may.
And that will go straight to Philip.
Philip, what are you going to buy?
Having seen the broken cinema projector,
a rusting suitcase,
a lump of old wood,
I'm going to try and get them back on antique track.
While Philip's off to get them back on the antique track,
let's find out what the Blues bought.
The first buy was the World War I trench art.
They settled on £35.
Next was the 1950s dressing mirror.
It cost them £36.
And finally, it was the stereoscopic slides.
Price paid, £22.
Cath, Jazz, everything went pretty much according to plan.
What was your favourite item, Cath?
I did like the trench craft piece.
-And I do think that will make us loads of money.
Right. Jazz, what about you?
My favourite was the silver hand mirror.
That was my personal favourite.
But I think what will make us the most money are the viewing cards.
OK. You spent £93.
Can I have 207, please?
Right. Which I will pass straight to Richard.
Thank you, Anita.
Richard, what are you going to buy with all that money?
I'm going to buy them something that I really like.
I just hope that they share my passion for it.
While Richard goes off for his bonus buy, we're off to the auction.
Today, we're at Bigwood Auctioneers near Stratford-upon-Avon
and I've been joined by auctioneer Mark Ashley.
Mark, it's lovely to be here.
-Lovely to have you with us, Anita.
Let's have a look at the Reds first. Kieron and Shahir.
And their first item was this Kodascope cine projector,
which has been transformed into a lamp.
Now, Mark, what do you think about this type of upcycling?
We're seeing it quite a lot.
I think this one's been very well done,
but I haven't probably thought a great deal.
I'm thinking £50-70.
Well, Shahir couldn't resist it and paid £100.
Probably a little high for auction.
Now, their second item is this coffee table,
which has been made out of an old suitcase.
I can see a bit of a theme going on here!
I think so.
An old suitcase, it's interesting and people do want this.
But I am only thinking £25-30.
Well, they only paid £20 this time.
I think that's good.
Their third item is this butter churn.
Now, what do you think?
I do wonder what it could be upcycled into.
I'm sure someone would have an idea!
But I'm thinking £80-120 as a prop.
If you lived in an old house called The Old Dairy, why not?
Yeah, they only paid £80 for it, so there could be a profit there.
They may or may not need their bonus buy,
but let's go and have a look at it anyway.
Well, my lovely boys, you left Philip 100.
Philip, what did you buy?
Well, having bought suitcases with maps stuck on them
and projectors with bulbs sticking out of them,
I thought it was important that we got back to the antique world,
so I bought you an antique.
Can you just see that complete and utter look of excitement?
Are you a wee bit underwhelmed there?
I mean, I don't really know much about antiques,
so I'm hoping Phil can tell me a little about this
to convince me that it's a good buy.
-This was made in my hometown, Worcester.
Just before the turn of 1900. And what's interesting about it,
it's by a company called Locke and Co.
Locke and Co were a very small company that traded
for a short period of time but sold their wares as Worcester porcelain.
-But it's beautifully painted. Have a look.
-I can see that.
You know what? We didn't trust your opinion before,
but I think it's worth it this time.
Well, what I thought was really crucial
is that this little bird is in the Red team.
That cost £34.
-What do you think, Kieron?
Most importantly, how much do you think it's going to make?
Well, it should make £50-80, I think.
-I think that's worth gambling on.
-Yeah. We'll see.
Yeah, well, you don't need to make up your minds just now, boys.
Wait until your first three items have been sold.
But in the meantime,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Philip's bonus buy.
Well, Phil, our own personal Mr Worcester,
bought this lovely piece of blush ivory.
It's Locke and Co.
-Do you like it?
-It's very well painted.
Also, Locke is quite rare,
because it's only over quite a short period of time.
-I'm thinking about £40-60.
Well, Phil paid 34.
-So, he's bought it for a good price.
-I think he bought that well.
Well, that's it for the Reds. Now onto the Blues.
Jazz and Cath.
Now, their first item,
both of them loved it and both of them thought
this would make the most profit.
It's this piece of trench art.
Tell me, what do you think about it?
Well, it went through a resurgence,
particularly at the anniversary of the First World War.
But of course, millions of shells were shot
and a lot of them did get made into trench art.
It's not the best piece. For my money, £20-30.
Well, they paid 35.
-Maybe a wee bit dear on that.
OK. Second item is the little silver-mounted mirror.
Little Edwardian piece, would you say, Mark?
Absolutely. And it is silver. Nicely hallmarked.
I've only put 25-30 on it but I'm probably a bit mean, actually.
Well, they paid 36 on that. It could do a little bit...
I think it could.
And now onto their third item, the stereoscopic slides.
-Tell me what you think.
-I really like these. I always have.
I think it's incredible how two images just a little bit apart
can create this one 3D image.
Haven't put a great deal, only £20-30, though.
They've paid 22.
-So, that's not too bad at all.
They could make a profit there.
Well, again, they may or may not need their bonus buy,
but we're going to go and have a look at it anyway.
Well, girls, you handed over £207 to Richard.
Richard, did you blow the lot?
I didn't blow the lot, but I did indulge in a passion
and I've got to ask you to forgive me because I went out
and bought something that I love,
and I'm hoping that you might like it as well.
And this is what I bought you.
"Ooh?" Mixed emotions.
I know, yeah.
Here are a pair of originally autographed bats from 1958
and they represent two counties, Leicestershire and Warwickshire.
And where are we today? We're here in Warwickshire.
-We are, yeah.
-And the original ink signatures
are still very, very clear.
I'm selling it hard to you.
You are, yeah. I'm getting mixed emotions.
How much did you pay for it?
Ah, that is the question. How much did I pay for them?
I bought the pair for 40.
-So, it's £20 a bat where I come from.
-How do you think they're going to do?
Well, in terms of profit,
I'm hoping that we could perhaps get 50% profit,
-maybe £60 for the two.
-Is that convincing you?
-Yeah, I'll be happy with that, yeah.
You don't need to make up your mind just now,
wait until your first three items have been sold.
But in the meantime, let's find out what the auctioneer
thinks of Richard's bonus buy.
Now, Richard's daft about cricket
and he bought these two little cricket bats.
Tell me, are you an enthusiast of cricket?
Oh, very much, I think these are a great buy.
They're real signatures, which is important.
A lot of them can be printed, these are real signatures.
They're two very good county cricket teams -
Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
-40-60, is what we're thinking.
-40-60. He paid £40.
So, there's a chance of a profit there.
-I would say so.
Are you taking the sale today?
-I'm sure you'll bowl them over!
It's now 320, 340.
It's at 340, who's going to jump in? At 360, sir.
Hello, boys, here we are at the auction, the exciting day.
Now, tell me, how do you feel?
My heart is positively racing,
I don't think it's ever been this fast before.
I'm pretty nervous at the moment.
Well, your first item was the cine projector.
You paid £100 for it, which was a lot of dosh.
I've been having a lot of nightmares about it afterwards,
but I'm hoping it does well.
Here we are.
We see all sorts of things turned into lamps.
There we are. We have considerable interest in it.
We can start it off at £90.
-I'm absolutely staggered.
I can come straight. It's now at 100.
Will you do 110 with me?
-How on earth have you done that?
-I've got a good eye for this.
On commission at £100.
-Well, there you are, Philip.
It made £100, so no pain, no gain.
Your second item is the coffee table constructed from a suitcase.
Coming up now, boys.
This is useful, isn't it, table and storage all in one.
It's got the maps on it.
A lot of interest, really. I can start it at 28.
-28. It went straight in at 28!
It's at 28. 30, madam.
35. Who's got 40?
40, you're back, well done, madam.
-I can go 45.
-£40, you've doubled your money!
45 I've got, go on.
At 45, I'll be selling it.
Well done, boys, you've just made £25.
£25 on that.
Your third item,
again you spent quite a lot of money,
it was that big butter churn.
-I'm excited about this.
-You're excited about it.
You paid £80, let's see how it gets on.
Early 20th century butter churn, fabulous thing.
There we are. The internet's come straight in at £80.
-Oh, my gosh.
-Straight in there, boys, straight in at 80.
At £90 on the net.
Who's going to make it £100?
At £90. You can upcycle it into a standard lamp, anything you like!
It's at £90 and I'll sell it at £90.
-Oh, my God, this is tragic.
Boys, that takes your overall score to plus £35.
-Well done. That's excellent.
Now, you've got to make up your mind just now whether you want to take
Philip's bonus buy, the little Locke & Company vase at £35?
The way I see it is that we can't make a loss.
-That is true.
-So, we can only go up from here.
-It's worth gambling.
-Are you going to take a gamble, boys?
I can tell you now, that the auctioneer
-has estimated at £40 to £60.
So we might have another wee profit there.
Good luck, boys, it's coming up now.
Pretty little piece.
Surely a little piece like that's got to be £40, hasn't it?
-Building it up nicely...
-I can't believe it.
£20. Let's get it sold.
There's not even a flicker.
Oh, the internet. £20 bid.
It's a bargain, but I'll sell it.
-Bad luck, Phil.
£20, hard luck, boys.
And hard luck, Phil. It was a nice item.
I think we were a wee bit unlucky there.
Minus 14 on that, which takes your overall score still to profit...
-£21. So, well done, boys.
-I think we're still happy, then.
Plenty of reason to be smiling and happy but, remember,
-not a word to the Blues.
-Mum's the word.
Girls, auction day.
-What an exciting day.
Have you been to auction before?
-Never? This is your first time?
-Tell me how you're feeling.
Feeling nervous, but excited.
-I think we're going to do well.
-Excited, definitely, yes.
Well, your first item was the trench art vase.
You paid £35, so good luck on that one, girls.
Because here it is.
What about this one, then? Surely £20 for it.
20, madam, 5, 30, 5.
-Girls, you're in profit.
You sure? 85 is the gentleman in the middle of the room.
85, what a start, ladies!
That is plus 50 on your first lot.
Your second lot is the little mirror.
Very, very sweet. You paid £36 for it.
Good luck, girls.
The little vanity mirror there.
What about, surely, £20? That'd be cheap, wouldn't it?
Who's got £20 for me?
Who hasn't bought anything yet?
-I can't believe it.
Who's got £10?
Well, let's say it's a start.
Who's got 8? Surely?
We're going to sell it, £5, a real bargain.
-Ups and downs.
Aw! A roller-coaster ride.
Well, that is minus 31 on that.
Which takes your score after two lots, you're still in profit,
Third one, your stereograph photographs. You paid £22.
A lovely bit of history there, girls, so good luck.
Intriguing little lot, this.
And when you think they're 19th century, it seems quite advanced.
What about...? Who's got £20 for all those?
Have you all gone to sleep?
Gosh! Well done, sir.
-I'm glad you came, thank you very much!
I'll sell 'em...
So, minus 17, girls.
That takes your overall score,
still in profit, at plus two.
Are you going to take the bonus buy?
Now, Richard paid £40 for the two bats.
Do you want to take a gamble?
-Go for it.
-Are you absolutely sure?
Yeah, we've had a busting time! We trust Richard to save the day.
I can tell you that the auctioneer has estimated it at 40-60,
so you've got a chance there.
Good luck, let's see if we can make more profits.
Yeah, come on!
Two collector's miniature cricket bats,
surely £40 for those two?
I'm looking around, everybody is looking away from me
in case I catch their eye.
Go on! £20, surely?!
Come on, no cricket lovers?
20, sir? Thank you.
Back of the room at 20.
Who's got five?
I will sell. £20.
Aw! Hard luck, girls.
That's minus 20.
I think you were a bit unlucky there.
Minus 18 in the end.
But that could be a winning score.
-So, promise me one thing...
-You know what is?
Don't say a word to the Reds.
Well, well, well, boys and girls, did we have a good time?
-Oh, it was great!
-It was so exciting!
Now, on Bargain Hunt, there is no such thing as losers,
we never have losers, we only have winners and runners-up.
And today's runners-up are...
Well done, runners-up.
Girls, you started off magnificently with a profit of £50.
-That was terrific.
Unfortunately, it was all a wee bit downhill after that.
And the boys, against all expectations, Phil!
In the end, boys, you made a profit of £21 and that is very, very good.
Well done, £21.
-Would you like to hold this?
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Anita Manning leads proceedings at the British Motor Museum, while experts Philip Serrel and Richard Madley help the teams find the bargains that will hopefully make them a profit at auction. Anita also learns more about a right royal collection.