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Charlie Ross presents from Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, where Jonathan Pratt and Colin Young help the teams find three items for auction at two antique centres.


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There's nothing like a stroll along a beautiful river bank,

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and this five-mile stretch of the River Stort in Hertfordshire

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runs between Sawbridgeworth and Bishop Stortford,

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and in 1769, was turned into a canal to allow the barges

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to deliver grain to the Maltings just upstream.

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That industry has long since disappeared, but part of the

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original building now forms two antiques centres.

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So I wonder what's brewing today.

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Let's go Bargain Hunting!

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Now, just remember, our teams have £300 and just one hour

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

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and hopefully make a profit.

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Now, let's check out what's coming up.

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Time's against the Blues...

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-She won't let me...

-You've got 30 seconds.

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-It's got to be 75.

-70?

-I can't, I'm not allowed to!

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..and there's indecision in the Reds.

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You do it, you decide.

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Gentlemen, would you like me to be arbitrator?

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-Yeah.

-Go for it.

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Now looking for 12...

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By the auction, did the Reds make the right decision?

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-Yes!

-Get in!

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And does the tension continue to build for the Blues?

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I've never burst into tears on Bargain Hunt,

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but this could be the first time.

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

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And we have two sets of friends today, and for the Red team

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we have Noman and Richard. And for the Blues, we have Joan and Deborah.

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-Hello, everyone.

-Hello.

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Now, Richard, you became friends through work, didn't you?

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Yes, that's right, yeah, we worked together about five years.

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A bit of a forced friendship. from both of us, but...

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I worked as the software manager for the company, and Richard works...

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In the mechanical design department.

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I travel around the world dealing with computers,

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doing all the geeky stuff, and Richard...

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Basically draw stuff on the computer and have it manufactured so...

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If I've got a computer and it's gone wrong, ring you up?

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-I can fix it, yes, yeah.

-Can you really?

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Yes. Yeah. You can have my number after the show.

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Marvellous! And Noman, what do you do in your spare time?

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I like to play cricket.

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-Do you?

-Yes.

-Are you a batsman or a bowler?

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-I'm a left arm spinner.

-Are you?

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-Wonderful.

-Yes.

-Very good.

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Will you be buying a cricket bat on your tour today?

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-I hope so.

-What about your spare time?

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I've a young family, so I have two children.

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-Have you?

-Yeah, two girls. But when I'm not with them,

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-I spend all my time designing and making things outside of work.

-Yeah.

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I've just finished a large arcade machine that I've made for myself.

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-I just fancied it, yeah.

-You're a useful man to have around the house,

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-aren't you?

-I just think, why buy it when you can just make it?

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-Yeah, so...

-Now, so what about tactics when you're shopping?

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We want to go for practical, usable things.

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-Yes.

-And low cost.

-Yeah.

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Well, have a great shop. Enjoy it.

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Now, Joan and Deborah, how did you two meet?

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I was living in Norfolk on a self-build site,

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-I decided to build my own house.

-Did you?

-Always wanted to do it,

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and I sort of opted out of everything else and went up to

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build a house, so Joan was living in a nearby village,

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-renovating a house.

-Yeah.

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We had an interesting conversation over my gravel delivery.

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I beg your pardon.

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-That's a conversation stopper, isn't it?

-It is! Absolutely.

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-It moved on from there, really.

-So immediately hit it off.

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-Yes.

-Exactly. Yeah. Yes.

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-Absolutely.

-Now, Joan, you do up property, too, don't you?

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Yes. I've just done up a 1930s property.

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And you're into the decor and...

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Yes, I love interior design and fabrics and textiles and...

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Well, I can see that. Wonderful. Now, what about tactics?

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-We're good for haggling, I think.

-Are you?

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But we're ready to spend pretty much as much as we can.

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Are you looking for the Golden Gavel today?

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Oh, absolutely. Very decorative. Definitely. Yeah!

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Golden Gavel?

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-We're in it to win it.

-Yeah. They're in it to win it, girls!

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-We're on for a fight, then.

-No pressure!

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They're going to be spending £300,

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you're going to be spending about £4.

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-Going to be quite an interesting competition, really.

-Yes.

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Now, what will you need to go shopping with?

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-Lots of your money.

-Well, I've got it for you.

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£300. And...

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-..£300.

-Thank you!

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Off you go, and have a fantastic shop.

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So, there we have it -

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the self-confessed nerds versus the property gurus.

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Who will win?

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Poised to help today's teams are our experts.

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For the Reds, Colin Young's hoping to reel in a profit

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with the computer geeks.

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And on call for the property developing Blues,

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it's Jonathan Pratt.

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So, Blues, do you know what you want to buy today?

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I'm looking for silver trinkets and jewellery.

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I think in general I'll be looking for something mechanical,

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something practical, something that can be used.

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I really like the William Morris period, so arts and crafts.

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-A bit of arts and crafts. Handmade stuff?

-Yes, decorative.

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-It's got to be usable, and it's got to be low-cost as well.

-Low-cost!

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-Most important thing, yeah.

-Does that mean as a team you're going to

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-be low-maintenance?

-Yes, absolutely.

-Yes.

-Really?!

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Right, teams, your time starts now.

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-Let's go and have a look.

-Right.

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Off we go.

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So, our teams have dived into separate antiques centres.

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Have the Blues immediately spotted the silver off their shopping list?

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-I like this mirror over here.

-Pretty, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-Beautiful.

-It's a silver mirror, heart-shaped frame.

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-Embossed. And if it...

-Always popular, the heart shape, isn't it?

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Yeah. 1962, so it's not an old one, but then the condition will be nice.

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They're saying £75.

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-Oh!

-No, they can do better than that, surely?

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Maybe one to bear in mind. But it's still early doors.

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Now, this looks right up Noman's street.

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Here we are. Some cricketers.

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This is just a nice little catalogue of information

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about something useful.

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Yeah, they usually do come in sets of 50, they do.

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John Player and Sons, these were given away with cigarettes

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and people collected them. Is it a full set?

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That's going to be the important thing.

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So usually there's 50. Have you got five sheets?

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Two...

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..three, four...

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-..and five.

-Perfect!

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And what period are these from? Are they from the 1930s?

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All of them are from 1934.

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Perfect. What sort of money are they looking for?

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It says...

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-£19.50.

-£19.50. OK.

-Yeah.

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Yeah. That's not expensive.

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The problem is they could make as little as, you know, sort of £15,

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£10 at a push, you know, in a sale, so...

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..you'd have to get them at half price to stand a bit of a chance.

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So if we have a good bargain here,

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then...might as well make some profit out of it.

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Yeah, absolutely, there is no reason why not.

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So shall I go and see if I can get a good price done on this?

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-Yes, please.

-OK.

-Yeah.

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These cigarette cards first appeared in the UK at the end of the

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19th century. They were originally produced to strengthen the

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cigarette packets and protect the contents.

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So let's see if Colin gets that 50% reduction he mentioned.

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Now, are the Blues about to take a gamble?

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I quite like this machine.

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It's an old one-armed bandit, isn't it? Look.

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-Oh, OK.

-So that's quite cool, isn't it?

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And this one. They're great.

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-What do you think of this one?

-And this is quirky, isn't it?

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-Yeah.

-That's really very quirky.

-Very quirky.

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£850.

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Just slightly over your budget, then, Blues.

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Now, did you know it was the American car mechanic Charles Fry

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who was credited with inventing the slot machine back in 1887?

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-There are old pennies on top.

-OK, have a go anyway, come on.

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Well, no harm in having a little go, eh?

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Oh, then you...

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-Oh! What's our luck?

-Ta-da!

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-Oh!

-Nearly!

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I hope that's not a bad omen, Blues.

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With Noman's cricket cards priced at £19.50,

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will Jo from the antiques centre give them a good deal?

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-So, are you still in love with it?

-Yes. It's lovely.

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Now, Jo has a price for you.

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I've made a phone call, and they will do them for £8.

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-Oh, brilliant!

-That's really good, yeah.

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-Are we happy to purchase?

-Yes. It's brilliant. Really good.

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-Thank you very much.

-Brilliant. Excellent deal he's done.

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-Onto the next one.

-Let's go!

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So, with the boys going in to bat first with these £8 cards,

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could they be on course to win this innings?

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With just five minutes gone, there's all to play for.

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Yeah. Oh, look at that.

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Sounds like the Blues are up to more mischief.

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If you need a doorbell...

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-You know?

-The butler, darling, likes to answer the doorbell.

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Well, not all of us have a butler, Deborah.

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Noman, what ARE you up to?

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Is our leader calling?

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I'm just getting some inspiration.

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Good to see you're enjoying yourselves, but you need to focus.

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15 minutes have gone already!

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Deborah, I thought it was silver you were after, not copper.

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Somebody could use that as a fruit bowl or as a flower...thingy.

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I think... Oh, it's only £40, you know,

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-and all the work that goes into it.

-Yeah.

-And it's been repaired here.

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-But...

-I think a big bunch of flowers in it.

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Flowers?! Deborah, are you sure?

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That's exactly what I would buy.

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-Would you?

-Yeah.

-Well, why don't you?

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You know, you might be able to get a discount if you wave it in the air

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at him.

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Those tactics aren't in the rule book, ladies.

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-That's 40.

-No, no, no.

-I think it's 25 at the most for us.

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-20.

-Go and ask.

-20.

-Yeah. OK, we can try.

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Let's see how good you are at negotiating

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with Nick from the antiques centre.

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I surrender already.

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I did say he would, I did say he would!

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We did, we thought we'd use this to sort of batter some kind of deal

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out of you. We think maybe £15, £18?

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What's it got on it? I don't even know.

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-You'll have to show me the ticket.

-OK, there we go.

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40. He'll normally do 10%.

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But I can ring him and ask what his very, very best would be.

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-OK.

-Have you a target I have to aim for?

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I think it's got to be... It's got to be under the 30.

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-I'll see what I can do.

-OK, all right.

-And give me five minutes.

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-OK, thank you very much.

-I shall come back to you.

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All right then, thank you.

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Good luck, Blues,

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but that's a lot more than a 10% discount you're after.

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Ah, have the Reds tracked down the mechanical item they wanted?

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Think about the boundaries of what you can buy.

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-Yes.

-It paints lines in the cricket club.

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It does. £38.

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-Right.

-I like that.

-Yeah.

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All the mechanics are there. The problem is it's the handles.

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This would have been used to mark out the white lines you see on a

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sports field, but it's not much use without its handles.

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That's only going to really appeal to sort of, like, former groundsmen,

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-that kind of stuff.

-Yes. It is a good rural bygone.

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-Yeah.

-Without a doubt. And it's certainly mechanical.

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-Hmm.

-Hmm.

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Yeah, they're, "Hmm"s, they're not a, "Wow, isn't that amazing?",

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are they? Bear it in mind.

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-Bear it in mind, yeah.

-Bear it in mind.

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Yes. It looks really good.

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Yep, it's a lukewarm response to the handle-less white liner.

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Now, have the Blues managed to get the repaired copper saucepan

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for under £30?

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Very best would be 29.

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JONATHAN CHUCKLES

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-You said under 30.

-Mm.

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If it said £29 on there, would you have bought it straightaway anyway?

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Probably. Yeah. OK. So I think...

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Right. OK. Let's do it.

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-Thank you very much.

-Well, thank you very much indeed.

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-Thank you.

-That's number one under the belt, well done, ladies.

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Right, seeing as we were looking for small silver objects,

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-you've done really well.

-Yes, I have, yes!

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But does it fit Joan's desire for a decorative item?

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It's 1-1, teams.

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So roughly 20 minutes in, are Reds going off-piste?

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Yeah, I like them.

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-What do you reckon on them, Colin?

-Wooden, vintage...

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-Yeah, I like that.

-Yeah, what more could you ask for?

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It's very sort of, like, smoking room, games room.

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It is, yeah. Put them up as decoration.

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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking.

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What do you reckon, Noman?

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That's really nice. Someone who's into skiing,

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it'll really appeal to them, yeah.

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I mean, at the end of the day, they're sort of old enough

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to be just vintage, just retro.

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I mean, they're really thin blades on them, aren't they?

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Yeah, they look really nice.

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I think they'd appeal to quite a lot of people, to be fair.

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OK. We're going to auction.

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What do you think people would pay for them in a sale?

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Probably, they'd probably only pay that to be honest, I think.

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-£50, that's what they're up for, so...

-Yeah.

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We'd need to get a reasonably large discount price.

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Do you want to find Jo and see what price we can get off them?

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-Yeah, definitely.

-Let's see what we get.

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They seem keen. With the cricket cards and now these skis,

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could a sporting theme be developing here?

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Now, Blues, what's the plan of attack for your second item?

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The photo frame, I thought was really nice.

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Might be quite saleable.

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But it's about what you can get it for.

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-If you can get it for £50, then it might be all right.

-Mm-hm.

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-Do you want to try?

-Yeah!

-Yeah, go for it.

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Yes, show us how good you are at negotiating, Joan.

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Speaking of negotiating,

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I wonder if the Reds have sealed a deal for the skis?

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I've managed to make a phone call, and the lady is happy to accept 25.

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-Awesome.

-Wow.

-Well done. Shake the lady's hand.

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-Brilliant.

-Thanks very much. Yeah, brilliant.

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-Good luck with it.

-Thank you very much.

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-Thanks.

-It's all downhill from here on in.

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Well, yes, at this rate,

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you'll reach the finishing line before you know it.

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A cracking 50% discount there.

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Could the boys be on track for that coveted Golden Gavel?

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So, 25 minutes in, will the Blues buy that silver frame

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they saw at the start of the shop, priced at £75?

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With that frayed corner there...

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Yes, it's sticking up, isn't it?

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I think if you tell them that this is frayed in the corner and...

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I think, you know, I think £50 would be sensible.

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We can phone the dealer and ask the dealer, and we'll see what we can do for you.

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Jonathan, it's not worth more than 50.

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-I don't reckon.

-If that. Because of that damage.

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So the question is, if he comes back and says 60, are we going to say no

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-and walk away?

-Yes.

-OK.

-Yes.

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That's the plan. So, whilst they wait for news on the price,

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I'm popping upstairs to relive my youth.

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Well, I've been joined by Jeremy Goldsmith from the House On The Hill

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Toy Museum in nearby Stansted.

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Now, Jeremy, I know your dad.

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Are you as bonkers about toys as he is?

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I'm afraid so. We are a sort of family of collecting maniacs,

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really, yeah. We've got one of the largest privately owned toy museums

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in the world, with 75,000 toys on display.

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75,000!

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Indeed. That was at last count which was a couple of years ago,

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so it's probably 85,000 now. We can't stop collecting.

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No. Perhaps we could run through a few of them chronologically.

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What's the earliest one you've got?

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Well, the earliest one is this toy here, and that's made by a

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German company called Gunthermann, and that dates from 1890.

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When this was manufactured, probably 1,000 at the most

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were made, and what's special about this toy is the fact that

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it's hand-painted and handcrafted,

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and it is the Holy Grail of tin plate collecting.

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-It's worth around £400-£500 now.

-So who bought this one?

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-You or your dad?

-Well, I actually bought this.

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We do actually have a competition, me and my dad, who can sort of

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find the rarest toy, and I found this actually at an antique market.

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-I bet he was jealous.

-He was a little bit.

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-But then he went and beat me the next week.

-Oh, did he?

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So all's fair in love and war, as they say.

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Now the next object I can see here is this wonderful motorbike.

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-Yeah.

-Is that English?

-No, this is German again.

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This was made in 1907 by a company called Lehmann.

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Yeah. Oh, I've heard of Lehmann.

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Yeah, they are again sort of top of the pack of collecting fields.

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And it would have been a pretty smart family, wouldn't it,

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that had a toy like that?

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Yeah, it goes back to what I said earlier, about only 1,000 were made.

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-I mean, you had to be a rich child to have that.

-Yeah.

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So very few were circulated globally.

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This bike's worth in the region of around £4,000.

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-It's not?

-Yeah.

-Though this is an iconic car, isn't it?

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Yes, it's wonderful. This is the Golden Arrow.

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This is the land speed record holder from the late 1920s,

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and this actual toy, tin plate clockwork toy,

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was made by a company called Kingsbury.

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They were swapping land speed records all the time then,

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and lots of toys came out because it was in the press and it was iconic,

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and it's a rare toy now, you know.

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-In good condition, that can go between £600-£800.

-Gosh.

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And then, moving onto a slightly different genre,

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-we've got this chap, who I recognise.

-Yeah, this is King Kong.

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This is one of the first TV-related or film-related toys of the time.

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-Presumably he works.

-He does. Yeah.

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It's a great toy, actually.

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-There you go.

-Wonderful.

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-Hours of fun.

-Oh, sensational!

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Early 1930s.

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The King Kong film came out, and a company called Marx which were an

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American company, which also came to England and produced toys,

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they produced this to coincide with the film.

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It wasn't really, though, to be honest with you, until the 1960s

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-with things like Doctor Who and Thunderbirds...

-Yes.

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..that they really, really grasped it, and then since then,

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it's skyrocketed, and of course, Star Wars was the one that really

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cashed in on it, and the toys were bigger than the film in the end.

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And something like this is worth quite a small amount, really,

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-£250, £300.

-Is that all?

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Yeah, you'd think more but it's still a wonderful toy.

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Wonderful. Well, all of them are spectacular.

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Thank you so much, Jeremy, for bringing these along.

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I think to see these very special toys in such incredible condition

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-is a real treat.

-It's a pleasure. Good to meet you.

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Meanwhile, let's go back to the teams,

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and see how the shopping's getting on.

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So, downstairs, the Blues are about to get the verdict

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on that heart-shaped mirror.

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Priced at £75, they've agreed not to budge above 50.

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Best price would be 60.

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OK, well, we'll leave that.

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Yes, it's a little too much, I think, for what we think it's worth.

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Yes. But thank you for making the enquiry.

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Bad luck, Blues. But as you say, it could be too risky.

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So we're over halfway, and it's 2-1 to these boys.

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Has Noman again been inspired by his love of cricket?

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Look what I've found. A cricket bat photo frame.

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Put it on the wall, yeah. Put pictures of cricketers in it.

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I'm afraid not. I think we're going to duck out of it.

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Yeah, yeah, OK.

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Good call, Colin.

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Ah, now, what's happening here?

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The Blues haven't moved away from the photo frame they rejected.

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Why is that?

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I've just spotted another photo frame behind you.

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Well, that's a biggie. But it's a lot better.

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-It's a lot better.

-Yeah.

-It's not a photograph frame, it's a mirror.

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He's got 199 on it, but you'd want that for 120, 130, 140 maybe.

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Let's see what Nick the antiques dealer can do for you.

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I would very much doubt...

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She might come down a bit more, but no way down to 150.

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I'll phone back.

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Say it's definitely no, but sorry, but thank you,

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but any chance on the big mirror?

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Nick doesn't appear to hold out much hope.

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But you never know. Back with the Reds,

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and Noman's trying his best to pin down their next buy.

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-Colin?

-Oh!

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-What do you think of this?

-Well, it's mechanical, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-A worm screw.

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-Yeah.

-On the end of a ship's wheel.

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What are you going to put in that, then?

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-Nuts.

-Nuts, yeah.

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There you go, nutcracker.

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That's brilliant. How old, do you reckon?

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1980s, I would imagine.

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-OK.

-And in terms of value...

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-Well, priced at £16, I see.

-Yeah.

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If you can get it for a fiver, you're doing really well.

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-Yeah. I'll give it a go.

-OK, you're going to give it a go.

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-Are you going to use that?

-I hope we can get it to a fiver.

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Yeah, if you can, that would be great.

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Or do you just want to leave it for now and carry on with...?

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You've still got 20 minutes, you don't have to make a decision.

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-This is your last purchase.

-This can always stay as a fall-back.

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-Yeah.

-There was one more thing.

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Hold on, Richard's spotted something.

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Wanted to know a little bit more about that.

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Oh, right, OK. Not particularly old,

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so I wouldn't be too enamoured by it.

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You're right, Colin. Not an old one, but practical,

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and certainly mechanical.

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And used to grind coffee beans for that perfect cuppa.

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It's a tenner.

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I quite like it, though. The reason I like it is because it's

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so low cost, there's probably a good chance of

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turning a very small profit on it.

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OK. I think you're looking at the same markets,

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similar sort of things there.

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I'd just add to the same shopping list with that as one of our options

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-if we're struggling towards the end.

-Yeah, sure.

-Sounds good.

-OK.

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Nice to have a choice, and two options fitting your brief.

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Now, the ladies seem to be really keen on the mirror.

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I just hope Nick's got the price down from £199.

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It's a very nice Victorian, Edwardian one.

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-Quality.

-It's 1901. This is a nice dressing table thing.

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So, 150, then?

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160.

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155?

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Go on. 155.

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-Let's do that.

-OK.

-Thank you very much.

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-Cheers.

-That's lovely, thank you.

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-Thank you.

-It's really lovely.

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Wonderful. We've got two great items. Thank you!

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That's the silver you wanted, ladies,

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but it's cost you more than half your budget.

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So it's neck and neck with two apiece, and all to play for.

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-So which item have you decided on?

-The nutcracker.

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You're going to go for the nutcracker? OK.

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-We're going for the nutcracker? OK!

-Are you?

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So which did you think you were going for?

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-Yes. For the nutcracker.

-You thought something else, didn't you?

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-What were you after?

-My little coffee grinder thing?

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Yes, but the nutcracker was a lot older.

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-Yeah.

-Let's go for the nutcracker.

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-Yeah.

-Why don't you do the following?

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-Yeah?

-You get the best price on the nutcracker,

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you get the best price on the grinder.

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-OK.

-Because that's the opposite way round of what you really think.

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And then who comes back with the best deal is what you're

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-going to agree on.

-Sounds good.

-OK.

-Let's do that.

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So go and find yourself the shopkeeper.

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-OK.

-And get your best prices.

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-Yeah.

-Brilliant, yeah.

-Sounds good.

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Well, that's the way of making a decision, boys.

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Will it be the nutcracker for £16, or the coffee grinder for £10?

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So, with less than ten minutes left, teams,

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it's getting tight to bag your final item.

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Blues, any ideas?

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So let's try colourful porcelain.

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You want to settle on a piece of porcelain?

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-Yeah, I think so.

-OK.

-There's a lovely jug here, for instance.

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-That's 120.

-Colourful.

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-I like colourful stuff.

-1930s...

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-Coffee pot.

-Bit overpriced.

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Well, it's a bit late for collectable, collectable Clarice.

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-OK.

-£85 for a little jam pot, kind of getting...

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-Yeah?

-I mean, I don't know, I don't know,

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I think you need to maybe go and get Nick, you've got two minutes,

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go and get Nick and decide on something quickly.

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-Quickly.

-Right, OK.

-Yes, quickly.

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But from my experience,

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I think that the Clarice Cliff might be missing its lid.

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These are the two we're looking at.

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Are these from the same dealer?

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Yeah, same area.

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So, Reds, two practical items.

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One owner on the end of the phone.

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Will it be the nutcracker or the coffee grinder?

0:22:520:22:55

Looks like the answer's on its way.

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Yes, unfortunately it's rather negative

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in that we've contacted the dealer,

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and all they're prepared to do is 10% on either item.

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Oh, no! It's all down to the boys.

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Yeah. It's on you, Noman.

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It's like... You do what you want to do.

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But even they can't agree.

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-The grinder.

-It's totally up to you.

-Versus the cracker.

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You choose.

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Shall we grind out a deal,

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or shall we go for a cracking deal?

0:23:200:23:22

You do it, you decide.

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-Would you like me to be arbitrator?

-Yes.

-Go for it.

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OK. For once I will make a decision.

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Get your 10% off your coffee grinder.

0:23:300:23:32

The expert has spoken.

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That's only £9.

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-Let's do it, yeah.

-Yeah.

-Are we happy with that?

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-Yes.

-Brilliant.

-So we've got a grinder.

0:23:380:23:40

-Thanks.

-Thank you very much.

-Thanks.

-Well done, team.

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-Cheers.

-That was great.

-It was, wasn't it?

-Thank you.

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Well done, Reds.

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You certainly bought what you set out to get,

0:23:460:23:48

and with a very conservative spend of just £42.

0:23:480:23:51

The Golden Gavel could be in your sights!

0:23:510:23:53

With less than five minutes left, Blues,

0:23:550:23:56

you need to make a quick decision on that pottery.

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-Quite like this...

-Teapot.

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She's already reduced it, so there's nothing we can do,

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because it was 165, it's now 120.

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So it's already had a huge discount on that already.

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Oh, dear, you only have £116 left.

0:24:090:24:12

This one here, the Clarice Cliff, the pastel autumn, that's 85.

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-Yes.

-I'm sure she would do 75 on that,

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-but if you had more than two minutes I could phone her.

-We've got one.

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-We've got one minute.

-Call it 70.

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It's getting close.

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I have to do 75.

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72?

0:24:290:24:30

-She won't let me.

-You've got 30 seconds.

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-It got to be 75.

-70.

-I can't, I'm not allowed to.

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If you'd given me three minutes, I could have phoned her.

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-I know, I know.

-It has to be 75.

0:24:380:24:40

-OK, we'll have to take it.

-OK.

0:24:400:24:42

Three... Two... One...

0:24:420:24:45

Done!

0:24:450:24:46

Right, teams, your time is up.

0:24:470:24:49

Now let's just check out what the Red team have bought.

0:24:490:24:53

First up, Noman was bowled over with

0:24:530:24:55

this set of cricket-themed

0:24:550:24:56

cigarette cards, bought for £8.

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Next, they continued

0:24:590:25:00

the sporting theme

0:25:000:25:01

and bought this set of vintage skis

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for £25.

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And, finally,

0:25:050:25:07

mechanical and practical items were also on their shopping list,

0:25:070:25:10

so they settled on this modern coffee grinder for £9.

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Noman and Richard, I gave you £300 to spend,

0:25:140:25:19

and how much did you spend?

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-£42.

-£42!

0:25:200:25:23

-Yeah.

-So what's your favourite item?

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For me, it was the skis.

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I thought they were a really neat item.

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I thought they were really nice.

0:25:280:25:29

-Noman, your favourite item?

-For me, it is the cricket stamps.

-Wonderful.

0:25:290:25:32

What's going to make the biggest profit?

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-I think the skis will.

-Skis?

-I think we got them for a good price, yes.

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For me, I think it is the cricket stamps,

0:25:370:25:39

because it was bought for a reasonable £8

0:25:390:25:41

and I think it's going to go big.

0:25:410:25:43

That must mean that you've got £258 left over.

0:25:430:25:47

-Yes.

-Hand it over.

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And that's the £8.

0:25:510:25:53

He has never seen this amount of money before in his life!

0:25:530:25:56

LAUGHTER

0:25:560:25:57

Colin, what are you going to do with that?

0:25:580:26:00

All-out, bust, or...go for sensible.

0:26:000:26:02

So while Colin goes off to all-out bust, or be sensible,

0:26:020:26:06

we'll check out what the Blue team have bought.

0:26:060:26:08

First up, the ladies are hoping that

0:26:090:26:11

this copper saucepan will stir up

0:26:110:26:12

huge profits at the auction.

0:26:120:26:14

£29 paid.

0:26:140:26:16

Next, they eventually found

0:26:170:26:19

this silver mirror,

0:26:190:26:20

parting with over half their budget

0:26:200:26:22

in one go.

0:26:220:26:24

And, finally,

0:26:240:26:25

with just seconds left,

0:26:250:26:27

their hands were tied into

0:26:270:26:28

buying a Bargain Hunt favourite,

0:26:280:26:30

this Clarice Cliff pot,

0:26:300:26:32

minus its lid,

0:26:320:26:33

for £75.

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Joan and Deborah, I love it when girls spend big money.

0:26:350:26:39

-Good.

-And didn't you?

0:26:390:26:41

-We did.

-Very good.

0:26:410:26:42

-Now, what's your favourite lot?

-I actually like the honeypot,

0:26:420:26:44

the Clarice Cliff honeypot.

0:26:440:26:46

Beautiful colours, and a really good last-minute buy.

0:26:460:26:50

Yeah. Are we slightly worried it hasn't got a lid?

0:26:500:26:53

It's not helpful.

0:26:530:26:55

LAUGHTER

0:26:550:26:56

Could get away with being a sugar bowl.

0:26:560:26:57

-And it was £75?

-It was £75, yes.

0:26:570:27:00

So, Joan, what's your favourite item?

0:27:000:27:02

The mirror. Definitely the mirror.

0:27:020:27:04

-It's quality.

-Yeah?

-Yes.

0:27:040:27:06

What will make the biggest profit?

0:27:060:27:08

I believe the copper pot, actually.

0:27:080:27:10

Yeah, it is very architectural, vintage, interior design piece.

0:27:100:27:14

I think the copper pot, definitely, because it is very on trend.

0:27:140:27:17

You've spent £259.

0:27:170:27:19

-We have.

-So you've got £41 left.

0:27:190:27:22

Somewhere about my person.

0:27:220:27:24

-Hang on.

-Come on, you know where it is, and so do I.

0:27:240:27:27

JP, there's not much coming over here.

0:27:270:27:30

-It's not a lot, is it?

-What are you going to do with that?

0:27:300:27:32

I'm probably going to walk every single carpet

0:27:320:27:34

in this building again, now, trying to find something!

0:27:340:27:37

So while JP goes off to wear out yet another pair of shoes,

0:27:370:27:40

I'm off to the auction.

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Well, I've come from Sawbridgeworth all the way to Norfolk

0:27:500:27:53

to TW Gaze auctioneers in Diss,

0:27:530:27:56

and I'm here with the auctioneer herself,

0:27:560:27:59

-Elizabeth Talbot. Hello.

-Welcome to Norfolk.

0:27:590:28:02

-Thank you. Lovely to be in Norfolk.

-Good.

0:28:020:28:04

First, we come to the John Player cricket cards,

0:28:040:28:06

which Noman and Richard purchased.

0:28:060:28:09

What do you think of these?

0:28:090:28:10

Well, there's a set.

0:28:100:28:12

-Yeah.

-And they're loose-mounted, rather than stuck into an album,

0:28:120:28:14

-which is good.

-Yeah.

0:28:140:28:16

Well, they are not reproduction, which is another good thing.

0:28:160:28:18

-No, no.

-But neither are they particularly rare.

0:28:180:28:20

I mean, I'm biased, because I love them because they're cricket.

0:28:200:28:23

-Yes, so we do see this set quite frequently.

-Do you?

0:28:230:28:25

And so you've got an accurate valuation of them?

0:28:250:28:28

Well, we hope so, we put 10-15 on them.

0:28:280:28:30

Oh, well, they paid eight.

0:28:300:28:31

What about the skis and poles?

0:28:310:28:33

Do you sell many skis?

0:28:330:28:35

We don't see many, no,

0:28:350:28:36

but they're always useful for the mountains of Norfolk, you know.

0:28:360:28:39

But, I tell you what, we don't often see skis with poles.

0:28:390:28:42

They've often become separated.

0:28:420:28:43

So I do quite like the fact that they're a unit, still together.

0:28:430:28:47

-Yeah.

-So they're decorative and interesting from that perspective,

0:28:470:28:50

but they're not very collectable.

0:28:500:28:52

We've put £15-£20 on those.

0:28:520:28:54

They paid £25.

0:28:540:28:55

So they might, and they might not.

0:28:550:28:58

Now, what about a coffee grinder?

0:28:580:28:59

I think it's rather fun to look at.

0:28:590:29:00

Well, it's fun to look at.

0:29:000:29:01

It is in the bygone ilk.

0:29:010:29:03

However...

0:29:030:29:05

..I'd have said that's very much a reproduction of an earlier style,

0:29:050:29:08

so it is a bit of a pseudo.

0:29:080:29:09

It's not a collector's piece.

0:29:090:29:11

What about value, cutting to the chase there?

0:29:110:29:13

-We've put £15-£20 on that.

-15-20?

0:29:130:29:15

Well, I think you might be able to grind out a profit with that.

0:29:150:29:18

-They only paid nine.

-There you go, then!

-I know.

0:29:180:29:21

So after you've finished with that extraordinary mix,

0:29:210:29:24

let's have a look at the Bonus Buy.

0:29:240:29:26

Well, chaps, you left Colin with the princely sum of £258.

0:29:280:29:32

What did you do with it, Colin?

0:29:320:29:34

LAUGHTER

0:29:340:29:35

Nice.

0:29:350:29:36

A picnic box.

0:29:360:29:37

LAUGHTER

0:29:370:29:39

It's got a few more sandwiches in.

0:29:390:29:41

-What do you think to that, then?

-Yeah, no, I do like that.

0:29:410:29:44

-I thought you might.

-That's good.

0:29:440:29:46

It's in pretty good order, isn't it?

0:29:460:29:47

And of course, great name. His Master's Voice.

0:29:470:29:50

I mean, vinyl is all coming back now.

0:29:500:29:51

-Definitely.

-So, yeah, it is a great item.

0:29:510:29:54

How much did you spend?

0:29:540:29:55

£22.

0:29:550:29:57

-Wow.

-And how much do you expect it to make?

0:29:570:30:00

I would put that into auction with an estimate of 25-40.

0:30:000:30:03

So, chaps, what do you think of it?

0:30:030:30:04

I think we're going to break records with this.

0:30:040:30:06

LAUGHTER Oh, very good, Noman!

0:30:060:30:09

-I like it a lot. I think it'll do quite well.

-It could go.

0:30:090:30:12

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

0:30:120:30:14

Leave it to the auction.

0:30:140:30:15

In the meantime, let's see what the auctioneer thinks of

0:30:150:30:18

this wonderful record player.

0:30:180:30:19

Well, Noman and Richard, having only spent £42,

0:30:210:30:26

sent Colin off with £258,

0:30:260:30:29

and he's come back with this.

0:30:290:30:31

Well, it's a late example of HMV,

0:30:310:30:33

and collectors prize the earlier examples most readily,

0:30:330:30:36

-the ones with the horns, the wind-up ones.

-Yes.

0:30:360:30:38

What about value?

0:30:380:30:39

Value is a modest £20-£30.

0:30:390:30:41

Yeah. He paid 22. So he didn't overpay, anyway, did he?

0:30:410:30:46

No. No. Condition's good,

0:30:460:30:47

I just think there's more against it than for it.

0:30:470:30:49

Yeah, yeah. Well, that's the Reds finished.

0:30:490:30:52

Now, onto the Blues, onto Joan and Deborah.

0:30:520:30:54

They started off with an old copper saucepan.

0:30:540:30:57

It's a good size, it's got good presence,

0:30:570:30:59

I like the fact it's an old, riveted repair,

0:30:590:31:02

and it's just a good fun example of what it is, really.

0:31:020:31:04

Yeah. What about value?

0:31:040:31:06

We've put 20-30 on that one.

0:31:060:31:08

-Have you?

-Yes.

-They paid rather an odd figure of £29.

0:31:080:31:11

-There you go.

-Just tucked it under your top estimate.

0:31:110:31:14

Well, now, onto the silver-framed mirror.

0:31:140:31:16

-It's rather splendid, isn't it?

-It's beautiful. It's decorative,

0:31:160:31:19

it's from a wonderful period of silversmithing,

0:31:190:31:21

the Edwardian period. They still knew how to really

0:31:210:31:23

craft silver beautifully.

0:31:230:31:24

There's a lot of detail there.

0:31:240:31:26

And there's surprisingly little damage.

0:31:260:31:28

It could have been rubbed and polished to sort of oblivion,

0:31:280:31:30

but actually it's quite crisp, still.

0:31:300:31:32

The mirror plate is good.

0:31:320:31:33

So I like that very much.

0:31:330:31:35

It's got a vacant cartouche at the top, which I quite like,

0:31:350:31:37

so you can give it to somebody as a present, can't you?

0:31:370:31:39

-Yes, you could.

-Grave their name on it.

-Yeah, absolutely.

0:31:390:31:42

-So, no, I think that's very nice.

-Yeah. What about value?

0:31:420:31:44

We've put £100-£150 on it.

0:31:440:31:46

Yeah, I mean, they went quite strong. They paid 155.

0:31:460:31:49

There shouldn't be a shortage of buyers, at a price.

0:31:490:31:51

-I would hope not, no.

-No, no.

0:31:510:31:53

So they go from this rather splendid silver-framed mirror,

0:31:530:31:57

to the desperado buy, LAUGHTER

0:31:570:32:00

which was the honeypot.

0:32:000:32:01

They were running out of time, they needed to buy something,

0:32:010:32:04

and they have bought a bit of Clarice Cliff.

0:32:040:32:06

You might think that's good news, but something's wrong, isn't it?

0:32:060:32:09

Because it hasn't got a lid. And, also, it is quite worn,

0:32:090:32:12

the painting is quite worn.

0:32:120:32:13

-Yeah.

-And collectors these days,

0:32:130:32:14

they maintain their fastidiousness.

0:32:140:32:16

It has to be in good condition,

0:32:160:32:18

otherwise they won't pay much for it.

0:32:180:32:20

-Yeah.

-So the name itself is not enough.

0:32:200:32:22

Answer a question for me, Elizabeth.

0:32:220:32:23

If that had the lid, what would it be worth?

0:32:230:32:25

I'd like to think sort of 150-250, something like that.

0:32:250:32:28

Perhaps not all is lost. What have you estimated that at?

0:32:280:32:30

-We've put £30-£40 on it.

-Have you?

0:32:300:32:32

They paid £75.

0:32:320:32:34

That, I think, is high, for incomplete,

0:32:340:32:39

-I think that's a lot.

-Incomplete, that is the word, yes.

0:32:390:32:41

It looks like they might well be needing their Bonus Buy...

0:32:410:32:44

-I think so.

-..so let's have a look at it.

0:32:440:32:46

Joan and Deborah, it was all spend, spend, spend, wasn't it?

0:32:470:32:50

-Absolutely, yes.

-£259 just blown away.

0:32:500:32:54

But what's happened in the meantime?

0:32:540:32:57

I had a fall.

0:32:570:32:58

Oh, dear!

0:32:580:33:00

Blame real estate stress.

0:33:000:33:01

Oh, dear, you poor thing, is it giving you pain?

0:33:010:33:04

-No, it's fine.

-Thank goodness for that,

0:33:040:33:05

because we've got to concentrate on the matter in hand here.

0:33:050:33:08

Wait for ME to give you some pain.

0:33:080:33:09

LAUGHTER Yes!

0:33:090:33:11

He can't give you too much pain, cos you only gave him £41.

0:33:110:33:14

Absolutely right, yes.

0:33:140:33:15

-That's true.

-So what did you do with it?

-There we are, look.

0:33:150:33:18

-Ooh.

-They're tea knives.

0:33:180:33:20

You've got silver blades, and you've got these agate handles,

0:33:200:33:23

banded agates, here.

0:33:230:33:25

1926.

0:33:250:33:26

And I just thought they were really nice quality.

0:33:260:33:29

Do you like them?

0:33:290:33:30

They are absolutely beautiful.

0:33:300:33:33

-Really?

-I'd love them for myself.

0:33:330:33:35

-OK.

-Yeah, I do, I love them.

0:33:350:33:37

I think they're very... They're glistening with the silver,

0:33:370:33:40

-and the stonework in the handles, it's really beautiful.

-Gorgeous.

0:33:400:33:43

How much did you spend?

0:33:430:33:45

So I spent the lot, £41.

0:33:450:33:46

I'd like to think they're worth £40-£60.

0:33:460:33:48

I just think that they've got to be worth £40-60.

0:33:480:33:50

I would be very upset if they didn't make a profit.

0:33:500:33:53

So, girls, you don't have to make up your mind now,

0:33:530:33:55

you can make up your mind at the auction. See how things are going.

0:33:550:33:57

Meanwhile, shall we see if the auctioneer likes these knives?

0:33:570:34:02

They only left Jonathan with £41,

0:34:020:34:04

so he went shopping and he bought these.

0:34:040:34:06

My only criticism, or irritation... It is a personal irritation.

0:34:060:34:09

It's almost like a composite set.

0:34:090:34:11

You've got three of one,

0:34:110:34:14

and five of the other finishes to the handles.

0:34:140:34:16

What have we got, carnelian, and just another stone.

0:34:160:34:19

-Agate?

-Agate and carnelian. Now, he also has a set with one broken.

0:34:190:34:22

And that, as a set of knives, will just influence it.

0:34:220:34:25

They're rather lovely. I rather thought, looking at these,

0:34:250:34:28

that if a dealer bought them, they could probably sell them,

0:34:280:34:31

one at a time,

0:34:310:34:33

as silver-plated butter knives,

0:34:330:34:37

and probably get £20 for one each.

0:34:370:34:39

They're lovely objects.

0:34:390:34:40

What about a value on those?

0:34:400:34:41

We've put £30-£40 estimate.

0:34:410:34:43

Jonathan spent his whole £41.

0:34:430:34:46

-That's good.

-Very good. Well, it's up to you now.

0:34:460:34:48

You'll be taking the sale, won't you, Elizabeth?

0:34:480:34:50

I shall indeed, yes, yes.

0:34:500:34:52

-I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on.

-Thank you.

0:34:520:34:55

On my left at 20.

0:34:550:34:56

At £20, I am out.

0:34:560:34:57

£20 bid. I'll tell you later.

0:34:570:35:00

At £20.

0:35:000:35:01

Well, you two, have you been to an auction room before?

0:35:010:35:03

-I haven't, no.

-This is my first one.

0:35:030:35:05

-Is it your first one?

-Yes.

-What are your reactions?

0:35:050:35:07

-What do you think?

-It looks very nice.

0:35:070:35:08

-It is quite busy.

-A lot going on, isn't there?

0:35:080:35:10

-There is a lot going on.

-Quite a few enthusiast people here.

0:35:100:35:14

Do we have cricket lovers here?

0:35:140:35:16

-Maybe.

-I hope so.

0:35:160:35:18

-Yes.

-Kick off with the cigarette cards.

0:35:180:35:20

Only cost £8, so you should be all right.

0:35:200:35:23

-Here they go.

-Lot 200.

0:35:230:35:26

We have a full set of 50 John Player cigarette cards.

0:35:260:35:29

Where am I saying for the set?

0:35:290:35:30

Start me at ten.

0:35:300:35:31

Come on, ten, surely.

0:35:310:35:33

Five, I'll take.

0:35:330:35:34

Five bid, the front bid, thank you.

0:35:340:35:35

Five, I have. Where are you at six?

0:35:350:35:37

-We're in.

-They are here to sell at £5.

0:35:370:35:38

All those cards for only £5.

0:35:380:35:41

-At £5, amazingly...

-Oh, no.

0:35:410:35:42

They will sell, if you're all done.

0:35:420:35:45

Oh, dear! Oh, that's a shame.

0:35:450:35:47

You've lost £3. Heart-breaking.

0:35:470:35:48

Heart-breaking, yeah.

0:35:480:35:50

Here come the skis. They cost £25, didn't they?

0:35:500:35:53

So... Time will tell. Here they come.

0:35:530:35:56

Lot 201.

0:35:560:35:57

We have a set of vintage skis with their poles.

0:35:570:36:00

With their poles, that's the key.

0:36:000:36:01

Start me at 30.

0:36:010:36:03

20.

0:36:040:36:05

Ten, if you will.

0:36:050:36:06

Come on, we're going backwards rapidly here,

0:36:060:36:08

we need to be going up.

0:36:080:36:09

Oh, dear, the slippery slope of the auction room.

0:36:090:36:13

£10 on the two skis, with their poles.

0:36:130:36:15

-Come on.

-A WHISTLE

0:36:150:36:16

Thank you, ten bid, ten, I have.

0:36:160:36:18

Oh, a whistling bidder!

0:36:180:36:19

At £10 bid, where are you at 12?

0:36:190:36:22

At £10, a maiden bid.

0:36:220:36:24

All it took was a whistle at ten, all done?

0:36:240:36:26

Oh, dear.

0:36:260:36:28

That's a loss of 15.

0:36:280:36:29

So you're down 18.

0:36:290:36:30

But don't worry, there is always a coffee grinder to fall back on.

0:36:300:36:34

-Come on, chaps. Enthusiasm.

-We need to grind the result out.

0:36:340:36:36

Grind a result out of this, yes.

0:36:360:36:38

-Here it comes.

-202 now.

0:36:380:36:39

The cast metal and wood coffee grinder.

0:36:390:36:42

No kitchen should be without one.

0:36:420:36:44

Start me at £10.

0:36:440:36:46

Ten in the gallery. Thank you.

0:36:460:36:47

10, I have. Where are you at 12?

0:36:470:36:49

The coffee grinder at ten now, looking for 12.

0:36:490:36:51

-Straight in.

-At 12 next door.

0:36:510:36:53

-15...

-This is great.

0:36:530:36:54

18, 20.

0:36:540:36:56

20, the gentleman upstairs at 20 now.

0:36:560:36:58

Where are you at two? At £20, the lady is out.

0:36:580:37:01

-Any advance?

-This is good.

0:37:010:37:02

That's plus £11.

0:37:030:37:05

So, actually, overall, you're only down £7.

0:37:050:37:09

-Shall we take the...

-Not bad.

0:37:090:37:10

What're you going to do with this record player?

0:37:100:37:12

-Yeah, we like it.

-Yes.

-You sure?

-Yes.

-We believe in you.

0:37:120:37:15

We can set the record straight with this.

0:37:150:37:17

LAUGHTER

0:37:170:37:18

Have you ever thought of going into comedy scriptwriting?

0:37:180:37:21

I'll give it a thought.

0:37:210:37:22

Right. Well, cost £22.

0:37:230:37:26

So, come on, team.

0:37:260:37:27

-We can do it.

-We can do this.

-I think you can.

0:37:270:37:29

We have the mid-20th century HMV electric record player

0:37:290:37:32

in a case. Can I start at £12?

0:37:320:37:35

12 I do have.

0:37:350:37:37

I think we can do better than £12.

0:37:370:37:38

On the little record player there for £12.

0:37:380:37:40

It's for nothing at 12.

0:37:400:37:41

-£12? This is very cheap.

-15.

0:37:410:37:43

18. Where is 20?

0:37:430:37:44

I've lost you. But worth a try.

0:37:440:37:46

£18 and selling.

0:37:460:37:48

-18?

-Yes?

0:37:480:37:50

-20 bid.

-Yes!

-Get in!

0:37:500:37:52

One more. £20 bid.

0:37:520:37:54

At £20 bid.

0:37:540:37:55

Any advance?

0:37:550:37:57

That is my man.

0:37:570:37:59

-That's good.

-You've lost £2.

0:37:590:38:00

Thank you very much.

0:38:010:38:03

Went shopping for a whole hour with this wonderful man,

0:38:030:38:05

-and lost nine quid.

-I've had worse days.

0:38:050:38:07

It may be a winning score.

0:38:090:38:10

You don't know. So not a word to the Blue team.

0:38:100:38:13

People have lost more on Bargain Hunt.

0:38:130:38:15

OK, girls, the moment of truth.

0:38:210:38:23

-Are you excited?

-Very.

0:38:230:38:25

Course you are. Come on, team.

0:38:250:38:27

This is going to be wonderful. We kick off with the saucepan.

0:38:270:38:30

-£29.

-Yes.

-Yep.

0:38:300:38:31

Funny price to pay.

0:38:310:38:33

Tried to get under the 30...

0:38:330:38:34

-Did you?

-..in the hope of a little tiny profit.

0:38:340:38:37

Well, here it is.

0:38:370:38:38

A Victorian copper saucepan with wrought iron handle.

0:38:380:38:41

Start me at 20.

0:38:410:38:42

£20.

0:38:420:38:43

Enhance your kitchen decor with this one at £20.

0:38:430:38:45

Come on, it's worth £20.

0:38:450:38:47

Come on. Surely a good bygone here.

0:38:470:38:50

£10, if you will.

0:38:500:38:51

It's for nothing at £10.

0:38:510:38:52

£10 for a copper saucepan?

0:38:520:38:54

-It's outrageous.

-Honestly, Deborah, that's no good.

0:38:540:38:57

Come on! £10!

0:38:570:38:58

Bid, sir. 10, I have.

0:38:580:39:00

Back row at ten, where is 12?

0:39:000:39:01

It should be more than this at £10.

0:39:010:39:03

Where are you at 12? It's a £10 bid.

0:39:030:39:06

-Oh, no.

-It will sell.

-Deborah!

0:39:060:39:07

-Deborah, you've lost £19 on a copper...

-So beautiful!

0:39:080:39:11

-It was absolutely lovely.

-It's a team effort.

-Never mind.

0:39:110:39:14

We've got Joan's frame now.

0:39:140:39:16

-OK.

-All is well.

0:39:160:39:18

Quality.

0:39:180:39:19

Lot 227.

0:39:190:39:20

The Edwardian silver easel back mirror.

0:39:200:39:23

1901 is the date.

0:39:230:39:24

Start me at 100.

0:39:240:39:26

-It's for nothing.

-It's for nothing.

0:39:260:39:28

-Oh, dear.

-70, if you will.

0:39:280:39:30

I've never burst into tears on Bargain Hunt,

0:39:300:39:32

but this could be the first time.

0:39:320:39:33

That beautiful item.

0:39:350:39:36

It should be worth this, easily.

0:39:360:39:38

50 bid,

0:39:380:39:39

55.

0:39:390:39:41

60, 5,

0:39:410:39:42

70, 5.

0:39:420:39:43

80, 5, 90...

0:39:430:39:45

-It's going.

-90 by my right.

0:39:450:39:47

At 90. Where's five?

0:39:470:39:48

It's still good value.

0:39:480:39:49

At £90, surely worth more.

0:39:490:39:52

At £90. Everybody else can join in.

0:39:520:39:54

-You'll regret it in the morning, not going in, missing out.

-You will.

0:39:540:39:58

£90 on my right, are you all done?

0:39:580:40:00

GROANING

0:40:000:40:01

That's £65 loss.

0:40:010:40:03

Excruciating.

0:40:030:40:05

Do you know, you're only down £84?!

0:40:050:40:07

LAUGHTER

0:40:070:40:09

But you've got a honeypot to come, girls, without a lid!

0:40:090:40:12

No lid, but it's the blue autumn pattern.

0:40:120:40:15

Interest shown. I start at £18.

0:40:150:40:18

£18 bid.

0:40:180:40:19

May I say 20? I have the 18.

0:40:190:40:22

-20 bid. I have 22.

-There it is.

0:40:220:40:24

Where are you at five, now?

0:40:240:40:26

At £22 on the Clarice Cliff.

0:40:260:40:28

Look. At £22 with me.

0:40:280:40:30

The room is out at 22.

0:40:300:40:32

-It's not enough.

-Where are you?

0:40:320:40:33

25 is bid. Right, 25, where's eight?

0:40:330:40:35

At 25 now in the room, at 25 and selling.

0:40:350:40:38

-£25.

-Gosh. Good stuff.

-A record loss?

-That's a loss of 50.

0:40:390:40:43

You're only down £134.

0:40:440:40:46

I think that's a piece of cake, frankly.

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Now, look, you've got JP to lean on, now.

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-You going to go with him?

-Yes.

-Without a doubt?

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-Yes, please.

-Yes.

-Cost 41.

0:40:530:40:55

We need all the help we can get.

0:40:550:40:57

You certainly do.

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Lot 234.

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We have the set of HF and Co silver-bladed butter knives.

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20 to start.

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20, the lady. 22,

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25, 28,

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30 bid.

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32, 35.

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35 is standing there, at 35, left-hand bid.

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Where are you at eight?

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They're good quality at 35.

0:41:150:41:16

-Where are you at eight?

-£35!

0:41:160:41:18

Good for 35.

0:41:180:41:19

All done at 35?

0:41:190:41:21

Oh, no.

0:41:210:41:22

I think that's really sad.

0:41:230:41:24

There is only one consolation by losing £6.

0:41:240:41:28

You've lost a very even number.

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£140.

0:41:320:41:33

-Anyway, not a word to the Reds.

-No.

0:41:330:41:36

You may well have won with £140!

0:41:360:41:37

-I promise you.

-Well, yes, it would be nice.

0:41:370:41:39

It has happened. It has happened.

0:41:390:41:41

-Positive thinking.

-Positive thinking.

0:41:410:41:43

We'll find out later.

0:41:430:41:44

We've had some close challenges on Bargain Hunt.

0:41:540:41:57

We've had some really tense moments

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when it's gone right down to the wire.

0:41:590:42:02

This is not one of those occasions,

0:42:020:42:04

because there is a whopping great chasm

0:42:040:42:07

between one of the teams and the other one.

0:42:070:42:09

And you've both lost money.

0:42:090:42:11

It's just that one team have lost even more than the next team.

0:42:120:42:16

LAUGHTER FROM THE BLUES

0:42:160:42:17

Because the runners-up are indeed the Blue team.

0:42:170:42:20

Oh, no!

0:42:200:42:22

I'll come to you in a minute.

0:42:220:42:23

But, girls, I mean, remarkable.

0:42:230:42:25

Loss, loss, loss,

0:42:250:42:27

and a little bit of Jonathan in with a splash of a loss

0:42:270:42:31

at the end. So you lost £140.

0:42:310:42:33

-Wow.

-It's pretty good going, isn't it?

-Consistent.

0:42:330:42:36

They were pretty big numbers. And I have to say, in your defence,

0:42:360:42:39

I liked the items you bought.

0:42:390:42:40

They were good, weren't they, JP?

0:42:400:42:41

HE CHUCKLES

0:42:410:42:42

LAUGHTER

0:42:420:42:43

Anyway, chaps, you only lost tiny amounts of money.

0:42:450:42:48

Do you know why that was?

0:42:480:42:49

Because we only spent tiny amounts of money.

0:42:490:42:51

Because you only spent tiny amounts of money.

0:42:510:42:53

After all, if you spend £8 on something, you can hardly lose 100,

0:42:530:42:56

-can you?

-It's all right.

0:42:560:42:57

Only £7 down.

0:42:570:42:59

And then, again, Colin, rather like JP,

0:42:590:43:02

just added a little bit of his own loss,

0:43:020:43:05

just to top it up to £9. So only lost £9.

0:43:050:43:07

That was good, wasn't it? Anyway, you've had a good time?

0:43:070:43:09

-Oh, yeah, really good, yeah.

-Brilliant.

0:43:090:43:11

Really good time. Girls, I can tell you had a good time.

0:43:110:43:13

-We've had a good time.

-Absolutely.

-Marvellous.

-Absolutely.

0:43:130:43:16

Well, thank you so much for being such good sports.

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It's been great having you on the programme.

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Now, don't forget to have a look at our website

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0:43:220:43:24

In the meantime, join us for more Bargain Hunting, yes?

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ALL: Yes!

0:43:270:43:28

Today's Bargain Hunt comes from the Hertfordshire town of Sawbridgeworth. The reds and blues and experts Jonathan Pratt and Colin Young have two antique centres to shop in and spend their £300 on three items to take over to the auction in Norfolk. Charlie Ross is today's presenter who also relives his youth when he's shown a selection of rare toys.