Natasha Raskin Sharp presents from the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire. John Cameron and Tim Weeks help the teams find the bargains.
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Today, we're in the grounds of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire,
home to aristocrats for hundreds of years.
More recently a backdrop for Hollywood films.
But today, we have our very own drama.
So, lights, camera, action...
Oh! Let's go bargain hunting.
Don't put the kettle on just yet, everyone.
We have a Bargain Hunt first coming up and I guarantee you won't want to
Let's have a look at the drama that's about to unfold.
The Blues pop the question...
Would you do me the pleasure of marrying me?
..and the Reds struggle for answers.
What do three lines make?
-The England flag.
Three lines, not lions!
At auction, the Blues have one word on their minds.
-Is that a yes? Yes!
But will the Reds also have cause to celebrate?
-35, 38, 40.
-Yes. Get on!
But that's all coming up later. First, we must meet our teams.
And today, we've got two sets of happy couples.
For the Reds, Caroline and Dudley, and for the Blues, Alison and Tony.
-Welcome, everyone, hello. ALL:
Nice to meet you all.
Caroline, tell me, how did you and Dudley first meet?
Well, I worked for a theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon
and live in a cottage outside. And I have a spare room.
And a gentleman via social media was looking for somewhere to stay when
he was visiting the area from the Isle of Wight.
And that's how we met.
-And the rest is history.
-Dud moved to Stratford-upon-Avon and we got
married three years ago.
That's so lovely.
Now the two of you are semi-retired.
Do you still keep yourselves very busy?
We do. We've got a small post office with a little shop in a beautiful
village on a country estate, with tea gardens,
and we run that casually, when the sun is shining.
And then I also work at the theatre in the evenings when I'm needed.
So, Dudley, when you do get some spare time in this semi-retirement,
how do you spend it?
I play the drums in two bands, so one is a rock and pop '60s retro band,
and the other one is a jazz quartet, which is really good fun,
plus my other hobby is metal detecting or treasure hunting, if you like.
Best find's got to be a hoard of Bronze Age axe heads.
And it's not just ancient relics that you're into.
Antiques in general, I believe.
Yes, I did own an antique shop about 30 years ago now.
So I know probably a little about a lot.
What are your tactics going to be today?
Well, I listen to Dud, then possibly ignore him!
But it's got to be beautiful and it's got to be special.
Well, Reds, I wish you the best of luck.
Let's turn now to the Blues.
Tell me, Alison, how did you meet Tony?
Well, we both work with the police.
I work in the occupational health unit as an admin assistant,
looking after police officers and police staff.
Tony is also in the police and he's a specialist dog handler.
And I went out on attachment with Tony to see how the dogs work and
what the officers actually do, so that was where we first met.
That was about eight years ago.
We've been together about two years now.
-So not quite love at first sight.
-Oh, no. Not for me, no.
I fancied the dogs more than him!
So you've been together a couple of years.
-Have you ever thought of tying the knot, or...?
-Oh, I have, yeah.
-Oh, definitely, yeah.
Tony, for goodness' sake, pull your finger out.
So you work for the police. A bit of a serious job.
But I believe in your spare time it's all about pranks,
especially on this guy?
Oh, yeah. Whenever we go out shopping or anything like that,
I'll pile him full of shoes, bags, clothes,
we'll get near to the exit and I'll shout, "Run!"
So everybody thinks he's stolen everything.
Now, Tony, tell me about your job in the police as a dog handler.
I've been a police officer for over 20 years.
I've been a dog handler for now coming up to eight years.
And I have sort of specialist search dogs, we search for drugs,
cash and firearms.
I have two Labradors and a German shepherd who's retired,
but he was my first partner. They're part of my life.
I go to work every day with them. So they live with us.
It's not just a job, really.
-It's a way of life.
-Tell me more about your spare time.
I used to be a very keen sportsman, a rugby, football player.
But I now, to keep the wine off, I do a little bit of sprint triathlon.
I try and do a couple of triathlons a year. I'm a big football fan.
I coached a boys' team for several years with both my sons involved.
So, today, you've got to work together.
I'm quite a bubbly, cheeky people person.
So I'm sure I'll drive a hard bargain.
I think we complement each other quite well.
We have a team name of Hair and Beauty.
I have the hair, Alison has the beauty.
So I think we'll get on very well.
Fantastic. Well, I wish you the best of luck.
But to go shopping, you need money.
So I'm going to give each of you £300.
Caroline, for the Reds.
Alison, for the Blues, £300.
You've got eager experts awaiting, so, off you go.
-And very good luck.
With just one hour to find those bargains,
will it be shopping heaven or shopping hell?
Expertly taking them in hand today are two antiques connoisseurs.
Hoping there'll be plenty to celebrate for the Reds is John Cameron.
And batting for the Blues, it's Tim Weeks.
-We're here at the fair.
-What are we going to be looking for today?
Toys, I think. Collectors' items.
-I'm thinking quirky,
I'm thinking something that's different but jumps out at us.
Maybe small silver bits, like vesta cases, that type of thing.
-I like jewellery.
Well, Alison might get a bit more sparkle than she bargained for.
But first, your 60 minutes start now.
-Let's go and spend some of this money.
-Let's go! Come on, Blues.
They're on the clock and the Blues are already
searching for something that stands out.
-So you like signs?
-You know, like, the enamel signs?
Something like that. They're quite nice with a bit of wear on them.
And what we look for if we see an enamel sign, turn it around.
-Sometimes they might have been on a building,
-they can be double sided. They're worth more money.
-Great tip, Tim.
Meanwhile, the Reds have shot off and found something that might fit
I wanted to buy a toy.
And just look at this.
-It's complete with the ducks, scores on it.
-This is the ammunition.
Yeah. And a lovely, lovely gun.
All important, is the spring mechanism still working?
I love that little pitting on there. That does authenticate its age.
I'll just cock that back slowly.
-That's clicked. OK?
Yeah, that works.
What do you think of that?
-I rather like that.
I do, because I think that's different.
-I've never seen one.
-What do you like about it, Dudley?
I just like, cos it's very original and it's in its own case and it all
seems to be complete.
It looks 1960s to me, I would've thought.
-Something like that.
-Can you tell us your best on this, please?
It's got 38 quid.
I've got 38, yeah. 30?
It's a rarity.
-It is a rarity.
-It's a rarity.
I was really thinking £25.
-Shake my hand?
I don't even have to get involved.
Whoa, the Reds are off the mark.
An early purchase within four minutes.
-Now, what about the Blues?
What about something like this, Tim, here?
Yeah, I like that. It stands out, doesn't it?
-It's what you wanted.
It's got wear on it. The key thing is that industrial look.
-People want that. You can see that in a fashionable apartment,
a fashionable townhouse, perhaps.
Young people are really coming into the market and picking things up
like this. I like it.
I like that it's got drawers.
-It's functional, isn't it?
-It's got good wear and it's well used.
It's definitely a workbench or something.
You could actually make something for your kitchen out of that.
-That's what I think.
-That's the great thing about antiques.
It's the best form of recycling.
-I like it.
-Yeah, I like it.
We've also got a second one, here.
Can you tell me how much this is, please?
-450 on that one.
We're going to struggle there, aren't we, on our budget?
-Yes, we are.
-450, that one.
-250, that one.
What's the best you can do on that one?
-This one's got shelves, which is nice.
That would actually be more functional for a kitchen.
This is definitely the items of the future.
-150 isn't a bad price, it gives us a chance.
Would you do 130 and we'll take it?
-And we'll give you a smile.
A smile, brilliant.
-Shake on it.
-Shake the man's hand.
-Thank you, brilliant.
-Give him a smile.
-It's a pleasure.
-Here comes your smile.
It was worth it.
Smiles all round as the Blues lock in their first buy inside eight minutes.
Both teams are on a par.
The Reds also have upcycling on their minds.
These lovely old wooden rudders.
This is what people are doing, turning them into other things now,
-What are the rudders?
-80 quid on there.
-How much for the anchor?
-I've got 65.
What do you think about the anchor, John?
I do like anchors. I'm from Portsmouth.
How about as a pair? £100 the pair.
Somebody would buy that and they'd paint it up.
-Yes, they would.
Put three legs on it and make it into a table.
-A coffee table.
-Right. Let's have a walk up.
-We've still got a little bit of time and we'll come back.
-Cheers. Thank you. Oh!
-There's all sorts of things you can do.
You don't sell new knees, do you?
I can't see any here, John.
Over with the Blues, and Tim is keen to stick to the industrial scene.
I want to show you a couple of Anglepoise lamps here.
-Just for the reason that they're selling very well in
auction rooms at the moment. Just £10 on this one, which is no money.
I prefer this one, this is much more authentic of the era, '60s,
It's a similar style to the industrial cabinet.
You can imagine it almost on top of that cabinet, if you see what I mean.
I just wondered if it took your fancy a little bit.
-You like lamps like that.
-I like lamps like that.
-Do you like it?
-Not so keen?
-Not so keen.
I think that's a definite no from Alison.
Meanwhile, the Reds have a spring in their step.
What have you spotted there, Dudley?
-Quite like them.
-What have we got here?
Let's have a look at these.
At first when I saw these, I thought they were possibly part of a clock, garniture.
They would sit either side but they've got them described
as French deco bookends.
I think it makes them quite nice, I actually like them as bookends.
They're marble. These are period pieces.
These would be from the '30s.
-Do you know what?
For me, the actual modelling of them echoes Art Deco.
When you think about Art Deco, the period,
it's absorbing all these influences from around the world.
What had changed at that point? Air travel.
So people are starting to sort of explore South America,
exotic animals, we start to see skins used in furniture again.
For me, the fact that you've got these leaping antelopes is
perfectly Deco. So we've got £38 on them.
-Do you think we can do any better than that?
-I'm sure we can.
-Let's have a go.
-You hold that.
-Let me go and see the stallholder.
-See if you can find him.
-Let's see what we can do. All right?
They're onyx, they're heavy, they're quirky and they're useful.
So, then, John, what's the best price?
Right, guys. Had a word with the stallholder.
And £38, he can do them at 30 quid.
-OK. That's fine.
-I think that's actually a fair price.
-That's a good deal.
-I like it.
-Sold to that man there.
-I think there's some good profit there.
20 minutes in and the Reds have leapt ahead with their second buy.
-The clock's still ticking, two down but one to go.
Now, Blues, what's the plan?
We are one item down, so we've got a bit of work to do.
We're going to have to get a bit of a move on.
Yes, keep them focused, Tim.
-I like those.
Are you more into football or rugby?
-I like football.
-Who do you support?
-I like rugby.
-Chelsea. Didn't know they had a team.
Only the Premier League champions.
-OK. So why are you attracted to them?
-I just like the age of it.
-What is the age?
OK, I think it might be a little bit earlier.
-Maybe a little bit earlier.
Maybe sneaks into the '50s, a ball like that, with the laces, look.
I think my grandad would've been heading this.
It's just a nice display thing.
That's exactly what it is, you don't fancy a kickabout with that, do you?
-No. A little bit of nostalgia, somebody wants a threaded ball.
Early footballs were made of inflated pigs' bladders.
Later, panels of leather held in place by laces were added to
-There's a few cracks to the leather.
I guess it's going to be expected. The bladder feels like it's intact.
If it's popped, quite often you can hear it when you shake it.
Shall we ask what the price of each of the balls are?
It looks like it's been repaired as well, doesn't it, there?
-So it's got a bit of damage on it, but...
-Bit of damage.
Why don't you find out how much they are? Because then we know if we're
in play or not. Why don't you go and speak with the gent?
How much is this, please?
£35 each on them.
OK. What do you think, Tim?
We're in Derbyshire. Football or rugby in Derbyshire?
-It's football, isn't it?
So I would focus towards football,
if we're going to be selling in Derbyshire.
-You like the football anyway.
-35 is a bit much, though.
-I'd do 25. I think that's a fair price.
-I think he's helping you out there.
-I'm happy with that.
-Shake the man's hand?
-Thank you very much.
-Thank you very much.
So, 24 minutes in, both teams are level.
-I love it.
-I like it.
Two buys down, that's really good.
Over with the Reds, John's enjoying some attention.
Get that dog off this man, I need him.
Yes, come on, back to work.
Meanwhile, Alison's browsing.
Luckily, she's unaware that Tony is hatching a plan
to propose and Tim's in on it.
I love it. What do you want me to do?
If I give you the ring. Yes.
The ring's engraved in Alison's name inside.
-If you can place it onto a stall, a suitable stall.
-Then once I see it, I'll do the rest.
No problem. Has she got any idea you're doing this?
She's got no idea whatsoever. It's a complete surprise.
Good luck. I think we're going to have to go and find Alison or she's
-going to start to get suspicious what we're talking about.
-Shall we go find her?
-Let's go find her.
So, let me get this right. Tim is going to plant the ring engraved
with Alison's name on a stall inside and Tony will do the rest.
-There's a lot more shiny items in here, isn't there?
-Are the eyes lighting up?
-Yes, they are. Yeah.
While Tony distracts Alison, Tim completes his side of the deal.
The scene is now set, but before the big moment,
let's see what the Reds are up to.
-Art Deco again.
It's Red Riding Hood with the wolf, there.
-She's got a gold hood on there, not a red one.
-No red about it.
-Does it work?
-Yes, it does.
-It does work?
-Yes, it does work. It has been serviced recently.
It's got the right movement, it's made in France,
this is not a reproduction.
The gilding looks pretty good.
The best price is £40.
You can't do anything on 40? Less than 40?
We'll just have a little look up there and if we can't find anything,
we'll definitely be back.
So, one for the back burner.
Now over to the Blues and the build-up to that big moment.
-I think Alison is looking for some jewellery or something.
It all seems to be going to plan. Your turn now, Tim.
What about that, any good?
I like that, that's nice.
That is nice and that is shiny and sparkly.
Yes, it's lovely. So... What do you think to that?
Has it got a hallmark on it?
You have to have a look. I can give you a helping hand with that.
-Let's see what it's got.
-See if it's hallmarked.
It's got a stamp on it, yeah.
See what it says on the inside. There's an A.
There's an L, there's an I, there's an S.
There's an O and there's an N.
So would you do me the pleasure...
..of marrying me?
I'll think about it. Yes!
Oh, wow, how amazing to see this on Bargain Hunt.
Time for me to step in.
Everyone's got tears in their eyes.
Bargain Hunt has been running for 17 years and you, Tony and Alison,
are our very first proposal, so, congratulations to the two of you.
-Did you mean it?
Phew. I can breathe a sigh of relief.
I'm so pleased for Tony and Alison.
While we all relax for a moment,
I have time to tell you about yet another amazing love story.
With so much love in the air,
it's the perfect moment for me to show you this.
It's a 15th-century rare gold brooch,
a wonderful token of medieval love.
Amazingly, despite its tiny size,
it was found by a metal detectorist in nearby Leicestershire.
The high-carat jewel is inlaid with white enamel
and is inscribed with the French "honor et ioie",
meaning, of course, honour and joy.
What a lovely romantic message, keep honour and joy in your heart.
The story goes that it belonged to Baroness Catherine Neville Hastings.
It was given to her by her husband, Baron William Hastings,
of Kirby Muxloe Castle.
The couple married in 1462 and went on to have six children but it was
to end in tragedy.
After fighting at the Battle of Towton
during the War of the Roses, the baron was eventually executed
by King Richard III.
Not only did the Baroness lose her beloved husband,
she sadly also went on to mislay this token of his love.
So how did this medieval sweetheart brooch get lost?
The theory is Baroness Hastings dropped it whilst walking in the
And would you believe it, 500 years later,
it was found by a man with a metal detector.
Now, what's it worth today?
Well, it's been valued at between £6,000-£8,000, and when the brooch is sold,
the proceeds will be split, of course,
between the landowner and the finder.
So there you have it, a romantic and perfectly fitting find
for today's show.
Back to the fair, and after the excitement of the romantic proposal,
Tim is trying to bring the new fiances back down to Earth.
-Are we happy?
-We look happy, we're all buzzing but
I've got to drag you back to business.
Indeed, you have 15 minutes left.
In the meantime, oblivious to the Blues' celebration,
the Reds are getting on with the business in hand,
looking for their third and final item.
-Nice little desk.
-Look, on the back, here, we've got a
retailer's mark, there.
AW Spencer of Cardiff.
But underneath that, we've got Tri-ang.
-Remember that name?
It was three brothers, the Lines brothers.
-What do three lines make?
The England flag.
-A triangle. Three lines, not lions.
-I thought you said, "Lions"!
Someone needs to go back to school, I think.
Three lines make a triangle. Tri-ang Toys, there you go.
During the First World War, the factory was taken over and they
had to make stuff for the war effort
and then, after the war, resumed making toys again.
Lovely little thing, you've got this wonderful little brass inkwell, there.
I remember these at school. I'm showing my age now.
Not these, they were the bigger ones.
You've got the original slate in there as well.
-That's interesting. It's a bit of fun, isn't it?
-Yeah. I like that.
-We've got a price tag on here.
So while the Reds do their sums,
Tim's luring Alison towards another piece of sparkle.
-Now, I know you like silver items.
The great thing with silver is it can have cross-market appeal,
because you can have novelty silver items that a silver buyer
would be interested in, but it's something which could take any
Now, I like this here.
-A silver rocking chair.
-I really like that. That's lovely.
There's no hallmarks from silversmiths but it says 95,
so we're comfortable that it's silver.
It's all about the novelty.
-You'll see lots of chairs, tables.
Rocking chairs are a little bit rarer.
Silver is a very, very delicate and soft metal,
so you do want to check, especially with that stick
back to the rocking chair.
I think there are cracks there, if you look. Can you see it?
It's going across the bottom of the chair.
It's slightly damaged, but we can ask about that, can't we?
-I think that might give you a bit of bargaining.
Shall we see what she can do it for?
-Go in at 20.
Tell them it's an engagement present.
After all that excitement,
let's hope Alison has a clear head to negotiate.
Over with the Reds and they're also ready to haggle.
What's your best on that?
-50? I thought you were going to say 50.
I had a figure in my mind which was a little bit lower than that.
-Yeah. I was going to say 45.
You can punch him if you like.
Actually, because I bought it, I will do 45.
-You'd do 45?
-I'd do 45.
-I think that is a good deal, quite honestly, don't you?
-I would like that.
-I will do it for 45.
-OK, my darling.
Thank you very much. Thank you.
So the Reds can relax with just over ten minutes to spare.
Well done, team.
For that deal, Dudley, you can go to the top of the class.
-Caroline, for you and me, school's out. Come on.
It's down to the Blues now with the rocking chair.
Any luck haggling with a £35 price tag, Alison?
-£20 would be a great price.
-How did we get on?
25. She's paid 22 for it, it's the best she can do.
She's only going to make three quid on it.
-I did say it was an engagement present but she said,
"How is that going to be? Because you're going to sell it."
What's your feeling at 25?
-Let's do it.
-Go for it.
-Put it there.
-I am happy.
-We're all happy.
Three down. And what an amazing day we've had.
You don't see that every day.
Let's hug it out, come on, well done, team.
So the loved-up Blues are all done and dusted with five minutes to spare.
Wasn't that lovely? A Bargain Hunt first.
Congratulations to our Blue team.
Now, let's remind ourselves what they bought.
First up, they splashed out £130 on an industrial cabinet.
Then they paid £25 for a vintage, handmade football.
Their third item was the silver rocking chair for £25.
But surely the most memorable moment of all the shopping was this.
Would you do me the pleasure of marrying me?
Blues, what can I say?
What a shock. Congratulations.
So, Tony, three items, which is your favourite?
I think my favourite will have to be the football.
It reminds me of when I was a young whippersnapper,
running around kicking one just very similar.
-Not so long ago.
-Not so long ago, no.
It's your favourite item but is it going to make the most money at auction?
I think so. You've just got to have the right people there who like
-football and they're going to buy that.
-Well, fingers crossed.
Alison, you're not allowed to say your engagement ring.
I'm sure that it's your favourite item.
I do actually love the football as well. I want one for home.
Look, already, engagement is bringing you closer together.
You're in total harmony.
Do you agree then it's going to bring the biggest profit?
-I think so, yes. Definitely.
-So, after three items purchased for £180, you've got?
So I'll take that from you, Alison.
Tim Weeks, £120 goes to you.
-Thank you very much.
-Now, what are you going to buy?
Well, what a day. It screams out one word for me.
I'm not going to tell you what that word is,
but I'm going to buy something that also screams that word.
-So Tim has got something up his sleeve, and while he goes to buy it,
let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.
First, they fired off with this toy game set for £27.
Next, they leapt on those bookends, paying £30 for the pair.
And finally they bought a child's desk for £45.
Well done, Dudley and Caroline.
You did everything with time to spare.
And you did it in style, as well. Happy with what you bought?
-Yeah, pretty happy.
OK. Dudley, which item are you happiest with, then?
Your top fave?
I think the Art Deco bookends.
Nice and heavy, useful, and I think they should go quite well.
Do you think they'll bring the biggest profit?
-Probably the desk.
-Caroline, that was your find.
-It was, yes.
-Is it your favourite item?
-It is my favourite item.
Do you think it's going to bring you the most money at auction?
-I think it will.
-Now, I have to scold you, though, for a moment.
Hardly any money spent whatsoever.
So who's got £198?
-I have it here.
-Dudley, I'll take it from you, please.
OK, thank you very much.
That's going straight over to your expert, John.
What are you thinking, with all that money burning a hole in your pocket?
Well, Caroline wanted something toy-, something game-related.
-We've got that with the duck shoot, and the desk.
And Dudley wanted something shiny,
so I'm on the lookout for something shiny.
-OK. Well, while John is off to do his best magpie impression,
it's time for us to head to the auction.
We've travelled a few miles down the road to the auction
house in Etwall, Derby, where Mr Hanson is ready and waiting.
-Thank you for having us.
-It's a pleasure.
-Good to see you.
-Chuffed to be here. Let's start with the Reds.
Caroline and Dudley. The first item is a quirky one.
It's the duck shooting game,
and surely your bidders are just going to love it.
Yeah, I think in rural Derbyshire, it's quite an inspired buy.
I think it's fun, it's complete, and also the design,
it epitomises maybe the late 1960s, a really good toy, great fun.
So what sort of price are we talking?
Between 20 and £40, quite a wide guide.
Well, the team paid a very specific £27 for it.
-So it looks like they got a discount there.
-And every pound helps, doesn't it?
OK, let's move on to the bookends.
Now, these are really stylish, but are they really that exciting?
Well, they epitomise the Art Deco.
They've got that simple, modern look, and that's what clients like.
So, do you think they're going to make a lot of money?
My guide price is between 20 and £40.
Well, our team, Dudley in particular went for these, £30,
straight down the middle of your estimate.
-OK, that's OK.
-So let's pray for profits with those.
And then, item number three,
the team thinks this is going to bring the biggest profit, actually.
It's that Tri-ang desk. It's very nostalgic.
How rare is it, Charles?
It's not very rare, but it's charming,
it obviously is early 20th century, it's oak, not overly patinated.
It's just got that lovely emotion,
and we forget that's what collectors like,
an object with real emotion which takes them back to their childhoods.
What kind of price do you think it's worth?
I would guide it between 30 and £40.
Well, the team need a wee bit more. £45 they paid for it.
-So it sounds like they might need their bonus buy, Charles.
So let's see what John bought for them.
Well, Caroline, Dudley, we couldn't really convince you to spend much
money at the fair, so you left John with £198.
You thought something shiny, in particular for Dudley, so...
..did you follow that rule?
I did follow the rule, managed to find something shiny,
and didn't spend all of your money, you'll be pleased to know.
It's a hollow cast bronze gilt Buddha.
-Yeah, very nice.
-Funnily enough, Caroline does like Buddhas.
-I'm a Buddhist.
Oh, wow! And I didn't know that.
I must have felt something spiritual.
-That is absolutely incredible!
It's a good item at auction, quite current.
The sort of thing that can take off a little bit,
you only want two determined bidders with something like that.
-OK. How much did you pay for it?
-Well, with a little bit of haggling, I got it for £90.
-I would've liked to have got it a little bit less than that,
but I kind of have faith.
OK, so what are you thinking it might fetch?
-Well, I'm hoping over 100.
-It's got a tenner in it for us at that.
-I think it's got potential.
-Well, that's a good word, Dudley.
Potential is a good word.
So, let's find out, does Charles agree?
Does this Buddha have potential at auction?
Here is John's buy,
it's a Buddha and hopefully it's going to be an auspicious one.
What are your thoughts on it, Charles?
What we look for, Natasha, is obviously these objects can be
full of Eastern charm and it's frightening what they can make.
They have been known to make £100,000 plus, but to me, it's almost
too good to be true and when you feel that, it probably is.
Just its level of weathering,
to me it purports to be 15th century but it's probably 20th century.
But if two buyers believe,
there could be fireworks and my gavel could be sparking.
OK, so what do you believe it's worth?
Between £30 and £40.
Well, John will hope you add a few zeroes to the end of that.
He did only pay £90 for it but I'm sure he'll be hoping this is one
of those sleepers, as we call them, at auction.
So those are the Red items.
Moving on to the Blues, Alison and Tony.
-Charles, love was in the air at the fair.
There was a marriage proposal.
-It was a "Yes," from Alison!
I'm wondering if it'll be a "Yes," from you regarding their items.
And a profit, hopefully.
Let's move straight to this cabinet.
It's the standout piece, very yellow, very exciting for your bidders?
Yeah, I mean, I think if that was in east London or geographically in the
right market, it's a good object.
But I think realistically, yes, we're online, but
it's quite cumbersome to move and its value is restricted.
But it's iconic, it's mid century and it's where the market is now.
So you never know, it might just run a bit.
What do you think it's going to make, Charles?
I've guided it between £20 and £30.
-Is that OK?
Well, Alison and Tony spent £130 on it.
-So perhaps Tony took his eye off the ball a wee bit,
he was thinking about his proposal and that one slipped through the net maybe.
You never know. Funny old game.
Now talking of the net, football is the name of our next lot.
It's an old one with bootlaces, and actually, for me,
-quite a lot of charm.
-I love football and I'm a Derby County man.
We are in the East Midlands, we've got Nottingham Forest nearby,
Derby County, Leicester, Burton.
This is a mecca for footballing fans.
This is a real football, it is '60s, maybe early '70s
and I like it a lot.
-What's the estimate?
-Between 20 and 30 but hopefully,
with a few buyers keeping the bidding up, it'll keep on going.
Well, the team paid £25 for it, so, fingers crossed.
-And then, I mean, we've gone from this huge cabinet to this
mid-sized football to this tiny wee rocking chair.
I think this is a really strategic buy, Natasha,
because it's not just a nice silver novelty in a rocking chair
that's got a Victorian look, it's going to appeal to dolls
collectors and also silver collectors too.
Huge marketplace, again it's easily wrapped and packed.
-Between £40 and £60.
-The team paid 25.
-So, this could help them if that cabinet goes south
and also Tim's on hand with his bonus buy.
So, £120 you left Tim.
There was a kind of cryptic clue you gave us.
Tim kept saying everything screams one word, so, Tim,
can you reveal to us what on earth you were talking about?
-Help me. Hold that.
Hold that. And the word is, yes!
-What an unbelievable day we had.
We're never going to forget it.
And this was surely the most important word of the day,
so when I saw these big, giant, colourful letters,
how could I resist?
And how much did you pay for this?
-Well, straight onto the price!
-I only had to pay £25.
You're not impressed, are you?
Are these the antiques of the future?
We've already bought the antiques of the future.
Maybe they will be, maybe they will be.
What do you think they'll make at auction?
So I've paid £25 and you're asking me, are they going to make a profit?
There's only one answer.
Don't make your mind up just yet.
Let's find out if Charles says, "Yes," to Tim's yes.
-An E. What are you spelling?
-Put the S further away from you.
-I've got you.
-They are just nice, decorative letters.
I think these two from the feel are of course wood and this one is a
laminate, a plastic laminate.
I don't think they're overly old, they might be 1960s, difficult to date.
But they're fun and I suppose to a lady who said, "Yes,"
they're priceless. I've put a guide price of between 20 and 30 and
hopefully our buyers will say, "Yes."
Tim paid £25 but I have a feeling that regardless of the result,
-Alison and Tony will be on cloud nine. Don't you?
-I hope so.
Will you be on the rostrum today?
-Just like the answer, the auction is in your hands.
I can't wait.
90, 5, 100.
Your bid, sir.
Caroline, Dudley, John, crunch time, so how are you feeling?
-Full of anticipation!
But there are smiles on your faces, so that's a good sign.
-You've got to keep smiling.
The duck shooter is your first lot going under the hammer.
-Are you ready?
-Let's do it.
Here we've got Duck Shooting, this lovely game from the 1960s
and it's complete.
I'm only bid £15, I'm asking 18 now.
Gorgeous little game.
£15 I'm bid.
It's cheap. Surely 18, come on!
Forewarning we sell.
£15, going, going, sold.
£15, we could've done better, but we don't need to panic,
it's a loss of 12 so here's hoping that these bookends really take off.
You paid £30, OK?
-Art Deco style with the mounted leaping springboks.
Only bid £12, and asking 15 now, 15, 18, 20, 2, 5, 8, 30, 2.
-35. Well worth it. 35, 38, 40.
-£40. 45, 50.
45 I'm bid, back of the room, going, going.
Do you know what? I didn't really rate those,
so I've been proved wrong!
That was a profit of 15, so all of a sudden you're back in the black,
£3 in profit.
Can we continue that with the child's desk?
It's a lovely child's desk, made by Tri-ang Toys
and I'm only bid £12.
I'm asking 15 now.
15, 18, 20, 2, 5, 8, 30.
30 I'm bid, I'll take two now.
32, 35, 38, 40!
£40. 45. At £40, going...
50, look at me. 50 I'll take.
Going at £50, it's yours.
He worked hard for you there.
£50, that made £5, so you've made eight.
Did you expect such a roller-coaster of emotions for £8?
-No, not really. It's fantastic fun.
You still have one pretty major decision to make.
Are you going to go with the bonus buy?
I think we're going to cut and run.
-Yes, I don't think it's going to...
-You don't think it's going to do it?
-I could be wrong.
-What do you think?
-I'll go with what you say.
You don't want to risk your £8 profit?
-So you've passed the bonus buy
but it's going under the hammer anyway.
Let's see how it gets on.
A very interesting gilt bronze figure of a Buddha.
Full of Eastern promise.
I am bid £40, I'm asking five now.
40 I'm bid, 5, 50, 5, 60, 5.
At £65, I'm asking 70.
All out? Going, going...
75. Thank you.
We're live online.
Come on, a couple more.
Bid £80 now, 85, bid 90.
-£90 I'm bid.
Five, bid 100.
-Interesting Buddha, at £95.
-Well done, John.
-John, well done.
-£5 you didn't make. It would've taken you to £13 profit,
so you stay at £8, but I'll tell you what,
you can hold your heads high.
Tony and Alison, are you ready for your items to go under the hammer?
-Not really, no.
You've got bigger things to think about, don't you?
I've already won a golden gavel.
He's a smooth talker, Alison!
Let's see if the bidders are in the room for your items today, and the
first one is the cabinet.
You paid 130, here it comes.
273, remember this, there we are, the yellow painted metal cabinet.
It's causing a stir!
And I'm bid £20.
That's my commission, I'll take five now.
20 I'm bid. I'll take five.
Look at this cabinet and I'm asking the world, bid me £25.
25 I'm bid, surely 30?
Internet! At 25.
-I'm asking 30, I sell to you, sir, today, at £25.
-OK, 25, worry not, it's just a wee loss of £105.
-Perhaps we can bring it back with the football.
You paid 25, so here we go.
A lovely 1960s or thereabouts handmade leather football
and I love it.
I've got commission at 20, I'm asking two now.
-22, 25, 28, 30, 2.
£32, I'll take five.
-38, sir. I'm bid 38.
Fair warning, at £38.
OK. You did get a profit of £13, but overall, you're still minus 92.
So come on, this rocking chair, you paid £25 for it, here we go.
It's a gorgeous rocking chair,
this is solid silver and I'm only bid for this £20.
20 I'm bid, at £20, 5, 28, 30 over there.
-I'm asking five now.
-Yes! Come on.
Do I see two?
At £30, bid two or I sell.
-It's a jolly nice lot.
35, 40, £40, sir.
I say sold at £40 today.
Well done, another profit of £15 so now you are minus 77.
So, OK, minus 77, you're in an interesting position.
You still have one hope, is it, "Yes," or, "No," to the bonus buy?
I'm going to say, "Yes."
And I'm going to say, "Yes."
I'm definitely saying, "Yes!"
Well, Tim paid £25.
I hope everybody else is saying, "Yes," too.
-Here it comes.
-It's a, "Yes," from me on this.
Three painted letters, two are wooden, the other's a laminate.
Yes, I hope you like them as well.
I'm only bid £10.
I'm asking 12 now and don't say, "No!"
12, 15, 18, 20, 2, I'm out.
Yes, 5, 8, 30, 2, 5, 8, 42. Nice one.
Are you sure, sir?
Yes? No. 45 I'm bid, the lady.
Was that a yes? Yes!
All out, I sell to the lady who knows a good yes.
£45 and sold!
-Oh, yes! Well done, Tim.
That was a profit of £20 so now only minus 57.
It could have been a lot worse.
Teams, I think we can safely say that auction was eventful,
shall we say? And in fact the whole show was eventful.
Of course, we had the marriage proposal,
it was just a wonderful feeling.
But of course, one team is going to feel slightly more wonderful than
the other, one making a profit and one making a bit of a loss!
Our winners today are the Reds!
Not with the biggest profit of all time, only £8.
You had only one loss of your three items, which was your Duck Shooter game.
And then the Buddhists amongst us did not go with the Buddha bonus
buy, can you believe it?
Because it made £5!
I can't believe it.
It would've taken you into a double-figure profit,
but £8 is £8 and I'll hand it over to you gladly.
-Thank you very much.
It's difficult and the Blue team will confirm that.
It is difficult, isn't it?
You made a loss of £57, a handsome sum to lose, well done.
But you only really lost on one item. It was that yellow cabinet.
You shot yourselves in the foot with that one, didn't you?
There was no London designers in the audience!
I just didn't see them, no, there weren't.
But what a memory you've made.
You've come on Bargain Hunt and that's enough,
but to go away with a ring on your finger, Alison, makes it extra special.
-Well, we all had fun, you too can be on the show.
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