Belfast 23 Bargain Hunt


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Anita Manning presents from Ballinderry with experts Charles Hanson and Ben Cooper. Anita also visits Lisburn Cathedral to find out more about a local suffragette.


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IRISH COUNTRY MUSIC PLAYS

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Guess where we are today, folks.

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Well, I don't usually make a song and dance about things,

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but I couldn't resist a jolly wee jig.

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Today, we're in Northern Ireland,

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and this is the McGuigan School of Irish Dance.

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We're ready, the teams are ready, so...

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-ALL:

-Let's go bargain hunting!

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CHEERING

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The Reds and Blues will be shopping here,

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one of Northern Ireland's largest antique shops.

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Armed with £300 and one hour to buy three items,

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the Reds and Blues are hoping for big profits at auction.

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There's certainly enough to choose from in this antique shop.

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Before we meet the teams, let's have a wee peek at what's coming up.

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-The Reds bring on the charm.

-You're a very handsome man.

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-Deirdre, isn't he very handsome?

-Oh, aye, indeed.

-Flattery'll get you everywhere.

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-The Blues go a bit giddy.

-I really want to buy them!

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And we're going to get them and make money.

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And at the auction, there's belief with the Reds...

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-Yes, profit! Profit!

-..and relief with the Blues.

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LAUGHTER

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But that's all for later.

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Let's meet today's teams.

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For the Reds, we have Deirdre and Andrea, who are good friends,

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and for the Blues, we have sisters Nicola and Julie.

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-Hello, everyone!

-Hello!

-It's lovely to have you here.

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Now, Deirdre, you two have been pals for a long time,

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but how did you meet?

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-Well, I had a boyfriend at the time...

-LAUGHTER

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..and she had a boyfriend at the time,

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and they were friends, and we met, the four of us, together,

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and then we both married.

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-Uh-huh, yeah?

-She's still married to one, and I'm not.

-Oh, right! LAUGHTER

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-But that's OK.

-Yeah, It's fine.

-Deirdre, you're retired now.

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-Yes.

-What did you do for a living?

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I did admin, I was a temp for a long time,

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and I used to go to different places for short-term contracts.

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-Right, OK.

-And then, when I retired,

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I did some voluntary work with the deaf,

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and then I do some work with the elderly, as well.

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-So it's pretty busy?

-Well, now and again!

-LAUGHTER

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Now, Andrea, tell us what you did for a living.

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I was a clinical sister in oncology in a chemotherapy unit,

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and I felt very privileged to actually work with these people and

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these patients. They were very stoic, there were brilliant.

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-Oh, yeah, you obviously enjoyed your work.

-Oh, yes, yes.

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Very rewarding. Now, you've been friends for a long time.

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How are you going to get on in the shops out there this morning?

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-Well, we have different tastes...

-Oh, that could be a problem.

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Well, we sort of... I can find something that she would like, and

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-she might find something that I would like.

-Do you want to spend money?

-Yes.

-Oh, girls...

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-We're not pastie supper girls, you know? We're expensive girls!

-LAUGHTER

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Ah, excellent, excellent. Well, that's it from the Reds.

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Let's go on to the Blues now, sisters Nicola and Julie.

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Now, Nicola, you've had a varied career,

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and changes during life. Tell us about that.

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Well, I have had several careers, Anita.

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I have been a nurse, and a midwife, and a barrister at law,

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-but I still don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up!

-LAUGHTER

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Oh! Plenty of time, plenty of time.

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-Well, I hope so.

-What do you do in your spare time?

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Do you have any spare time?

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I am volunteering for a disaster relief charity, based in Cornwall.

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We hand-deliver emergency shelter,

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solar lights and water filters to families anywhere in the world,

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if they've been affected by earthquakes, conflict,

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-any sort of disaster.

-Wow, that is absolutely terrific.

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Now, Julie, I know you're a busy lady as well.

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You're a farmer, first of all.

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-Yes, well, I married a farmer, so I've had to become one.

-You've had to become one?

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-Had you experience in farming before?

-Well, I was from the country,

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-and my brother had had one chicken and two pigs.

-LAUGHTER

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How many animals do you have now?

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We have...we're quite big farmers now, we have about 300 cattle,

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-and we're getting a delivery of chickens tomorrow, about 25,000 chickens.

-25,000 chickens?!

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Oh, that should keep you busy!

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It will, it will, tomorrow will be a busy day.

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Now, Julie, I believe you have some letters after your name,

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you're an MBE. Can you tell us about that?

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Well, yes, I received that about four years ago for services to

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disabled people in Northern Ireland,

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because I am involved with a horse riding charity for disabled people.

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It was a team effort, it was a team effort,

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there were a lot of people involved.

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But how are you going to get on out there in the shops?

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-Quite badly, probably!

-Oh, yeah!

-LAUGHTER

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Well, I think Julie might be more business-like than me.

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I would buy what I like, but we have to think about what sells.

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-We have to get our commercial head on.

-Your commercial head on here?

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-Absolutely.

-Well, girls, before you go shopping,

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we'll have to give you some money.

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The money moment, girls.

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-£300 for you.

-Thank you, Anita!

-£300 for you.

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-Thank you very much.

-Your experts await, so off you go!

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We're going to have a great competition today.

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And lending a little helping hand along the way are two seasoned pros.

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It's going, going, gong for the Reds - it's Charles Hanson.

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And measuring up with the Blues, it's Ben Cooper.

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Now, what kind of things are you looking to buy, Nicola?

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Well, I'm going to be open-minded, Ben, but I like the unusual.

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Deirdre, what do you have to say?

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Something nice and shiny, maybe gold or silver.

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-You've got sport, baby.

-LAUGHTER

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-Julie?

-I quite fancy some, maybe small furniture.

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I like Oriental.

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Something maybe full of Eastern promise?

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-Like me, Turkish delight.

-Oh, I like that.

-ALARM RINGS

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Right, teams, time to clock in.

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Your 60 minutes start now.

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-This way, let's go east, come on.

-Come on, girls. Wow.

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-Wow.

-Wow.

-What an antique shop, hey?

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I think, let's go straight through.

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Wherever you turn, there's something different, isn't there?

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-It's massive.

-It's gorgeous.

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I think you may struggle to see the woods for the trees today.

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First up, it's a vase for the Reds.

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Do you like that? It's really quite moving, isn't it?

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Oh, when you see what's on it.

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-Look at the handles, look at the nice doggy handles...

-Yes.

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..which are almost like molten and melting,

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and then you've almost got, coming out almost this rocky

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outcrop of a grotto, are these two classical figures.

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And this is a vase that is very striking in design.

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On the bottom you'll see that sunburst mark on there is for

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Bretby, not too far from Derbyshire, and they were cutting-edge.

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This is where the market is today. Do you like it? Have a handle.

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-I do like it. It's quite heavy too, so it is.

-How much is it?

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-It's priced at £180.

-180.

-Oh, my goodness me!

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-Look at me, is it worth it?

-No.

-Deirdre, look at me!

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-No!

-You're a lady of style.

-Not 180, no!

-LAUGHTER

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I think it's expensive, let's walk on.

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-It's unusual, as well.

-Well, there's no messing about here today, is there?

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My goodness, aren't those absolutely horrible?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Nicola.

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-Girls... Girls, girls.

-What would other people like?

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Oh, goodness! So, it's obviously worth a fortune, then.

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-Now, it might not be your thing or it might be.

-OK.

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It's a little plate. It's made by the famous factory, Spode.

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-Yep.

-Right.

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Date-wise, it's got a little stamp in the press mark as well,

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it's around about 1840, 1850, somewhere around there.

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You can date it accurately. And you've got this nice ivy leaf

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-pattern, and its £8.

-Wow.

-We could make money on that.

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I'm just thinking of the price, and should we be looking for things

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that are a little more expensive, or...? I don't know, it's...

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-But the important thing is the profit...

-The profit, and what will it sell for?

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-It's useful for anything...

-It's nice, and it's old.

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It's old, it's useful, pretty colour.

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Cocktail sausages at Christmas.

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Oh, now you're talking, girl. So what are you thinking,

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-are you thinking a yes or a no?

-I'm being persuaded.

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By Jove, I think they like it!

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-Julie?

-I would just like to have something in the basket,

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because we've been in this shop for five minutes and haven't bought

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-anything yet.

-Exactly, Julie - get one under your belt.

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-I really want to buy something!

-Probably more than five minutes as well...

-And we're going to get,

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we'll make money, somebody'll give us... We'll beat them down from £8.

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-Absolutely.

-Well, why don't we head back down to the counter and see what we can get on the price?

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-Good idea.

-Right, shall I take it, save you dropping it?

-Please do!

-Right, come on, girls.

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Well, that all sounds promising, Blues.

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Meanwhile, the Reds have gone a bit potty.

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-Do you want to go now? Are you being serious? No, that's OK.

-LAUGHTER

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You could put a nice plant in that.

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Right, then, Julie, time to do a deal.

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-Right...

-Thank you.

-..see what you can do.

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Right, what's the least you'll take, Elizabeth?

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-There's a wee chip in the bottom, so it's not in great nick.

-I like your style, Julie.

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-I can do it for five.

-Five? OK, are you happy enough?

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-Absolutely.

-It's a bargain.

-Happy now.

-Shake Elizabeth's hand.

-Thank you, Elizabeth. That's great.

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-The deal is done.

-It is, delighted with that.

-First item bought.

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-Brilliant.

-Well, you're not the last of the big spenders, Blues,

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but at least that's one in the bag.

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Meanwhile, the Reds are also checking out some porcelain.

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-That's nice.

-It's lovely, isn't it?

-It's a lovely shape of cup.

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Look at the light, can you see in the bottom...

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-There's a wee lady?

-..that silhouette of a geisha girl.

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-Yes.

-Uh-huh?

-Country of origin? Have a guess.

-Japanese?

-Correct.

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What we look for with any export tea set from the high seas are

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six cups and six saucers. Is it all there?

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There's one, two, three, four, five.

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-Pity.

-So, really, guys, we're shipwrecked on that one.

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-We're shipwrecked, with a splash, come on, let's go.

-OK.

-OK.

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Shame. Never mind, team.

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Still only 15 minutes into your shop, so no need to panic just yet.

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Right, girls, use your eyes, they're the best tool you've got.

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Julie, what do you think about wood, and this box?

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-That's lovely.

-Do you know what it is?

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It's a writing slope, so when you've got it down,

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it's at a nice angle to do your writing.

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Yeah, would that sell, do you think?

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Yes, I mean, they do, there are collectors for them,

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and they're one of those things which I know I've sold to people who

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are trying to find something for that gentleman who's got everything.

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-Everything.

-Absolutely. And men are so hard to buy for that...

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-We are.

-..it's a nice gift to give.

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-Is it Victorian?

-Victorian?

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Yes, it would be later Victorian, you're looking around about 1880.

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-I wonder what they would take for it.

-85's quite a lot.

-Will I have a go this time?

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-You discovered it.

-Well, you might as well take a bit of ownership,

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-you found it.

-Absolutely, absolutely.

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-Right, shall I just give a shout and see if anyone's around?

-Do indeed.

-Anybody around to help us?

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And, as if by magic, David's here to hopefully do a deal.

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We found this box that we're quite interested in.

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Now, I'm going to be very cheeky. Would you take £50 for it?

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-Oh, God, no, definitely not!

-LAUGHTER

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No, OK, well, what would be the best price you could give us?

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-65.

-65?

-Yes.

-Go for it. OK.

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Go on, David's been generous, shake his hand.

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-Yeah, thank you, David.

-Well done, thank you.

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Well done, girls, two items bought.

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-Yep.

-Are you happy?

-Yes, I am.

-Yes, we're getting there.

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-We're getting there.

-We are.

-You're more than getting there, team,

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you've only got one item left to buy.

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-Do you want to go up?

-Oh, absolutely.

-Come on, girls, lead the way.

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I think the Reds need to take a leaf out of your book.

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They still haven't bought anything!

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-Oh...

-Here's your stuff...

-Lovely. Oh, look at that...

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This is very much the almost Oriental room, isn't it?

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-Yes.

-It's full of objects of charm and promise. What do you think?

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-That's nice. Look at this, Deirdre.

-Right...

-That looks like a small porcelain table brush.

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Let me see if the cabinet's open. Hold on. Let's have a quick peek in here. Good spot, by the way.

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Isn't it really cute?

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The cabinet's open as well. Take it out, there we go, look at that.

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Oh, it's lovely. It's porcelain, is it?

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It in good condition as well.

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So, what do you use it for?

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Well, you would use it for crumbs off your table.

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-Off your table, off a big table.

-Would you?

-Not in my house, but...

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-Table cloth...

-in fine dining, you would, uh-huh.

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-What do you think, Charles?

-I think what appeals to me

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is that gorgeous figure, that lady, lady...

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-Yes.

-Very, very well-defined.

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-She's very delicate.

-Look at this beautiful ornamentation.

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It's hard paste porcelain,

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so we know it's continental and not English.

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-How much is it?

-It's 22.

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-Crumbs. Get it, crumbs?

-Excellent, yes.

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I think we'll sweep that joke under the carpet, eh, Charles?

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To me, it's not expensive.

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Is she marked at all?

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-There's something on the back.

-I think, on the back there, there's a label...

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-But I don't know what it says.

-Do you know, I thought it was French.

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-It's Japanese.

-Ah!

-It says, "Made in Japan."

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So, although it's French in style, and it is hard paste porcelain...

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-Yes.

-..it's the Japanese imitating French porcelain.

-French, yes.

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I almost feel it's always good to get the icebreaker.

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We want to buy the first object,

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and this, to me, should be the first one.

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-Let me try and find the dealer, I'll call him over.

-OK.

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Right, team, time to work your magic.

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Here's shop assistant, Mark.

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Can we ask you about this flapper?

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-Do you like her?

-That's a lovely little girl, that.

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-You're a very handsome man.

-Yeah, you're very handsome.

-LAUGHTER

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-Deirdre, isn't he very handsome?

-Oh, aye, indeed.

-You're really handsome.

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Flattery'll get you everywhere.

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We love this,

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-and, what do you think...

-Let me see.

-..you would take?

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£22.

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Special deal, £17.

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Now, we normally give 10% for an item of that, so £17,

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-you're doing quite well.

-What about 15?

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-Please?

-Go on, then.

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-Are you sure?

-Yep.

-Shake his hand, shake his hand.

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-Deirdre, one down, shake his hand as well.

-Oh, sorry, thank you.

-We are grateful, Mark, thanks a lot.

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-Thank you.

-OK.

-Good job, team, well played.

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-We need another two.

-Come on.

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40 minutes into the shopping now,

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and the Blues seem to be taking things in their stride, with two

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-items in the bag.

-Aren't those dainty? Gosh, you're gorgeous!

-LAUGHTER

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The Reds, however, only have one item ticked off

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their shopping list. Time to step it up, gals.

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That's quite sweet, from the dog plate to the owl bookmark.

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With a twit-twoo. Hopefully I'm no twit, but it might woo you!

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-Oh, very good.

-Thank you very much.

-Oh, Charlie, these jokes get worse!

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What we've got here, actually, is quite nice.

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It's a silver bookmark, and it's £48, but, actually,

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when it comes to collectables at auction,

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-owls are always sought after.

-Yeah?

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Solid silver, hallmarked Birmingham, with the anchor hallmark as well.

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There's the anchor mark on the back,

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and the date code is the year my brother John was born, 1983.

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-Isn't that sweet?

-It is sweet.

-Have a handle of that. Like it?

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I do like it. It's something that you would pass down...

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-Exactly.

-..to your children, and your children would pass down.

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-And you could also inscribe the back of it.

-Yeah.

-You know, I would guide it between 40 and 60, and I would

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-hope the dealer might just edge down to 40.

-Do you?

-Who knows, maybe a bit less.

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-Yeah, I think we should buy it.

-Do you?

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So, I will go and find dealer Mark and see what he can do for us.

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-OK.

-Good luck, Charles.

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Right, Blues, you started off well.

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Are you losing your way a bit?

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Don't panic yet, girls, don't panic. Don't panic, Captain!

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I think we're in the wrong room, I don't see anything in here.

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-Yeah, too expensive.

-Shall we carry on through?

-Yeah.

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OK, Charles, how did you do on a price for the bookmark?

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-Hello.

-Hi, Charlie.

-I've seen Mark, I've done a deal, with your blessing.

-Good.

-OK.

-Good.

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Have a guess how much.

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-40?

-38?

-£38, sold!

-Good, very good!

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Second one down, and I think, for £38,

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-it's an owl that might just fly at auction.

-I think so.

-Happy?

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-I'm happy.

-Two down, one to go.

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-Come on.

-Thank you.

-Follow me.

-Good, good, that's more like it.

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That's both teams level pegging at two items apiece.

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Ten minutes left on the clock.

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Well, it's not shiny, but it's certainly a Bargain Hunt favourite.

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-Right...

-I noticed, is this Lalique, Ben?

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-It is Lalique.

-Yeah. Now, that's obviously a famous name.

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-Very pricey.

-Lalique is pricey, it's so collected, I know people who,

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they run their businesses just on selling Lalique glass,

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-because it is that sought after.

-Oooh! Well spotted, Nicola.

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-OK, now, what do you seriously think about this?

-Right, let's...

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You come round here. Let's just have a little look.

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With Lalique, as with any other glass,

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condition is the most important thing,

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and when we look here,

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it is perfect.

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And then, all-important, on the base is the Lalique mark.

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Can you just see it, just etched in on the base?

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So it's not signed Lalique, with the Lalique signature,

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this is one of the more mass-produced pieces.

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-It's got 145 on it.

-It's a lot of money.

-I mean, are you wanting a gamble?

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Well, we'll live dangerously. We've been a pair of cheap birds, really,

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-up till now.

-Well, we'll buy a bird, then!

-Buy a bird? Why don't you...

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We're right by the counter, why don't you ask at the counter and see who's there?

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-Julie, you are going to take up the cudgel.

-OK.

-You do your wonders.

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I will do my wonders. Hello, Elizabeth, we're back again.

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-Are you happy with this? It's not...

-Yes, no...

-It's not as glittery as Julie wanted.

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It's not as shiny as I, well, I'll just look at these, while we...

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145's on it, so 125?

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125... You couldn't go down, 120?

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-120.

-120, well, thank you, Elizabeth, you've been very fair with us today.

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So, are you going to make a decision - is this going to be the final moment?

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-Let's go for it.

-Well, why don't you shake Elizabeth's hand?

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Thank you, Elizabeth. Let's not break the bird!

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-Oh, don't break the bird!

-Very good, team. LAUGHTER

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-All three items bought with five minutes to spare.

-You've got three things.

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-I think you've possibly talked more than anybody else I know.

-LAUGHTER

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Quite often I say, "Let's go and have a cup of tea." No, I'm going to find a darkened room,

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-and just let my ears clear from the white noise!

-LAUGHTER

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-She's worse than I am!

-Great, girls. well done.

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-Thank you, Ben.

-Thank you very much, Ben.

-You go for a lie down, Ben.

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Right, Charles, time to get a move on. What's the plan?

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Shall we go downstairs, look at some good jewellery?

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-Yes.

-Come on, then, let's go, this way.

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Come on, team - two minutes left!

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I think we need a sense of urgency here!

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Right, team, does anything in the jewellery case look appealing to you?

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-Too many things.

-Too many things.

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-So much choice, so little time.

-I like this wee brooch in here.

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-Which one's that?

-And it's 15 carat gold.

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-Which one's that, whereabouts?

-And it's got wee seed pearls.

-Oh, that's quite nice.

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One minute - time to make up your minds!

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Mark, hello. May we very quickly, for one last time, just view a bar

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-brooch?

-It's in front of the cameo there.

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-Right.

-Yeah.

-That's it.

-Oh, it is nice.

-Tiny, isn't it?

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-That's lovely. 15 carat, Victorian. How much is that?

-88.

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OK. Let's make sure it's actually hallmarked, so I'll pick it up like that.

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OK, I can see the mark on here, Andrea, so it's 15 carat,

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15CT. That's a lovely, lovely 15 carat.

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There are 30 seconds left, team!

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I'm putting the clock up!

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It's priced £88, how much could that be?

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-75.

-That's good, isn't it?

-Not bad. Um, we'd like...

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20 seconds!

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-A bit less, Mark?

-It should be 75, but we could do it for 70.

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-Oh, thank you.

-Do you know what, I like it.

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-I like it. Do you like it?

-Deirdre?

-Ten seconds!

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-Quick, quick, quick!

-Thank you, Mark!

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Sold! There we go, we've got five seconds.

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-Thanks a lot.

-Thank you.

-Done it!

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Good grief, I think I may need to go for a lie down, too!

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Time's up, teams. CLOCK CHIMES

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Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.

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Their first item was the Japanese porcelain doll brush.

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Price paid, £15.

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Next, the little silver owl bookmark set them back £38.

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And finally, the golden pearl bar brooch cost them £70.

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Well, girls, did you have a good time?

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We had a really good time, yeah.

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-Well, you started off awful kind of relaxed and...

-Yeah, I know.

-LAUGHTER

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..and then you were right at the wire at the very end.

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-Yes, yes, yes.

-That's us.

-Is that you?

-That's us.

-LAUGHTER

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Now, tell me, what was your favourite item?

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-The brush dolly.

-Is that going to make the biggest profit?

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I think it might, I think it might.

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OK. Are you in agreement or was your favourite item completely different?

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Completely different, I liked the little pearl brooch.

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Do you think that's going to make the most profit?

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I'm not exactly sure,

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I think maybe Andrea's will maybe make more than mine.

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All right. Well, you spent £123, ladies.

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-Could I have £177, please?

-OK.

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Thank you very much. Oh, and don't forget the coins...

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-Thank you, Anita.

-..which I will hand over immediately to Charlie.

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-Thank you very much.

-Quite a lot of money, Charlie,

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-do you know what you're going to buy?

-Simply something macho...

-Oh!

-Oh!

-Oh!

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-..for the ladies to be inspired by.

-LAUGHTER

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-Oh!

-While Charlie goes off to buy his bonus buy,

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let's remind ourselves what the Blues bought.

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First up was the Spode creamware plate, price paid, £5.

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The mahogany writing slope set them back £65.

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And finally, the Lalique glass pin tray cost them £120.

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Well, girls, did you have a good time?

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-We've had a ball, a real laugh.

-Absolutely wonderful.

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And, Nicola, what was your favourite item?

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I think I liked the box best.

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I love wood, and the patina was lovely on it, but...

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-Is that the thing that's going to make the most profit?

-Mmm...

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-I wouldn't like to put money on it, Anita.

-LAUGHTER

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-Julie, what was your favourite item?

-Well, I think the little dish at the beginning.

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I know it was cheap, but Ben picked it, so I think....

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I mean, you started off quite cheaply and then you started spending money!

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-We went mad at the end.

-LAUGHTER

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What item do you think will make the most profit?

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-The little plate.

-I think so.

-The little plate.

-You think so. So you're both in agreement.

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-Sisters both in agreement here.

-Yeah.

-You spent £190.

-We did.

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Perfectly respectable, girls. Could I have 110, please?

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You could, Anita, you could.

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-All right.

-All right. Which I will pass immediately over to Ben.

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-Ben, do you know what you're going to buy?

-Well, I think...

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we've been trying...thinking about silver, maybe some Irish silver

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-might be a good idea.

-That would be lovely, that would be lovely.

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Now, before I head to the auction for all the drama,

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I'm off to Lisburn Cathedral to learn more about an audacious act of

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violence that was to go down in local history.

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In the early 20th century,

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the suffragette movement was hitting the headlines across Britain and

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Ireland for its provocative campaign.

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Its cause - to reform the voting legislation of the day and give

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15 million disenfranchised women the right to vote.

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Large groups of women, led by Emmeline Pankhurst,

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were a common sight in London at the time.

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The suffragettes also had a huge following in Ireland.

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One prominent member was Mrs Lillian Metge,

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a housewife and mother from County Antrim.

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She made the news for an act of vandalism against this church which

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was to go down in Irish history.

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On the 31st of July 1914, Mrs Metge and three other local

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suffragettes attempted to blow up this building,

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the Lisburn Cathedral,

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in what was described as one of the most daring acts of the

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"Votes For Women" campaign in Ireland.

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To tell me more is Ciaran Toal of the

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Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.

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Lillian Metge was a founder member of the Lisburn Suffrage Society in

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1910, and, a year later,

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the All-Ireland Non-Militant Irish Women's Suffrage foundation, and she

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was involved in letter-writing and all sorts of activity.

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She resigned from the Lisburn Suffrage Society in April 1914,

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citing "administrative differences",

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but, really, I think everyone knew that she was starting to turn more

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towards the militant side.

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After witnessing police brutality against fellow suffragettes,

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Lillian decided more direct action was needed.

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In her sights was Lisburn Cathedral.

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Tell me what happened on the night in question.

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Well, on the night of the 31st July, 1st August 1914,

0:25:350:25:38

a huge explosion was heard over Lisburn.

0:25:380:25:41

EXPLOSION

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Originally, the people of the town thought that the gasworks had

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finally went up, but soon it was discovered it was the east window of

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Lisburn Cathedral. When policemen arrived at the scene,

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they found suffragette literature dancing in the air and broken glass

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on the floor.

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Almost immediately, the local suffragettes are suspected, and at

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8am the next day, the local police arrest Mrs Metge and three

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accomplices at her home on nearby Seymour Street.

0:26:050:26:08

Did they have proof?

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Well, this is quite interesting.

0:26:090:26:11

At the trial, there was pretty convincing evidence presented

0:26:110:26:14

against Mrs Metge herself. A local policeman reported following muddy

0:26:140:26:19

footsteps from the rear of the Cathedral through Castle Gardens,

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across the convent and into the back of Mrs Metge's house on nearby

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Seymour Street. It's only a couple of hundred metres away.

0:26:260:26:29

One policeman reported finding four damp overcoats with spent fuse wires

0:26:290:26:33

hanging in a cupboard under the stairs.

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So it wasn't looking good.

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How did it all play out in the end?

0:26:380:26:40

The last day of their trial coincided with a general amnesty for

0:26:400:26:44

militant suffragettes in the UK and Ireland.

0:26:440:26:46

If militants would cease their activities, end their hunger

0:26:460:26:50

strikes, they would be released.

0:26:500:26:52

Lillian Metge's activism all but ceased by 1920.

0:26:520:26:56

In 1928, the Equal Franchise Act was passed, giving over 15 million women

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the right to vote. However, nearly a century on,

0:27:030:27:08

Mrs Metge and the suffragette movement's legacy still lives on.

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Time to head to the saleroom.

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Today, we're at Ross's Auctioneers in Belfast,

0:27:240:27:28

with auctioneer Daniel Clarke. Daniel, it's lovely to be here.

0:27:280:27:32

Very nice to have you back again.

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Well, first our Reds, Deirdre and Andrea.

0:27:340:27:38

Their first item was this little crumb brush.

0:27:380:27:41

Daniel, what do you think of that?

0:27:410:27:43

Very unusual, I haven't seen anything just quite like it before.

0:27:430:27:47

And rather attractive, it's nicely decorated.

0:27:470:27:51

-What's your estimate?

-I think it could make £40, 50, maybe 60, even.

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Excellent, excellent. They only paid £15.

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So there's a sniff of a profit there.

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Their second item was the silver bookmark in the form of an owl.

0:28:010:28:07

What do you think of that?

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Well, I think some people are very superstitious about owls.

0:28:090:28:12

Other people collect them, so...

0:28:120:28:14

It's nicely engraved, it makes an ideal present for somebody.

0:28:140:28:18

-Mm-hmm. Estimate?

-£30, £40.

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30, 40? They paid 38, so it's touch-and-go on that one.

0:28:200:28:25

-Touch-and-go, very much so.

-Their third item is this lovely

0:28:250:28:29

Edwardian, 15-carat gold, seed pearl brooch.

0:28:290:28:34

-What do you think?

-The seed pearls are beautifully balanced,

0:28:340:28:38

it's a nice size.

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I like it. They're not as popular as they used to be.

0:28:400:28:43

I know, what a shame! I love those little brooches.

0:28:430:28:47

I think it'll make £40 or £60.

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-£40, £60.

-Yep.

-They paid £70 for it,

0:28:490:28:53

so they liked it a lot.

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It's a bit swings and roundabouts here.

0:28:550:28:58

Might not need their bonus buy,

0:28:580:29:00

but we're going to go and have a look at it anyway.

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Deirdre, Andrea, you spent £123.

0:29:030:29:08

You gave Charlie 177. Charlie, what did you buy?

0:29:080:29:12

-Anita, it was a large sum, but I wasn't mean.

-LAUGHTER

0:29:120:29:15

-Are you ready, ladies? Here we go. I hope you like it.

-Oh, I do like it.

-Oh, yes.

-Look at that.

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-It's almost like a butterfly with wings.

-It's very delicate.

-Yeah, it is. This is all the way from Derby.

0:29:200:29:25

-Oh, right.

-Royal Crown Derby, became Crown in 1890.

0:29:250:29:29

This is circa 1895, and what really makes this quite special is what we

0:29:290:29:33

call this reticulated design on the handles -

0:29:330:29:36

very hard to achieve in the firing process.

0:29:360:29:38

And I felt this was almost missed by the dealer in the shop, and I rate

0:29:380:29:42

it quite highly. Very aesthetic.

0:29:420:29:44

Have a handle, look at the design - very Persian, very exotic.

0:29:440:29:48

-And how much did you pay for this, Charlie?

-Well, it cost me £130.

0:29:480:29:52

Will it make its money, do you think?

0:29:520:29:55

I'm going to say to you, it will either make between 150 and 200,

0:29:550:29:58

-or it could make £70. It's one of those.

-Yeah, yeah.

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-So it's a bit of a risk, but I love it.

-You did well, Charlie.

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It might fly. Hold tight. It might flop.

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Do you gals like it?

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-We like it.

-But, gals, you don't need to make up your mind just now.

0:30:090:30:14

-OK.

-Wait until your other items have been sold.

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But, in the meantime, let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of

0:30:180:30:21

Charlie's vase.

0:30:210:30:24

Charles bought this rather nice Royal Crown Derby vase, Daniel.

0:30:240:30:30

Is this your type of thing?

0:30:300:30:33

Well, the one thing I always think about Royal Crown Derby is it's

0:30:330:30:37

beautiful quality and the quality stands out.

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It's very nicely marked. I think anybody who collects porcelain could

0:30:400:30:44

be very interested in this, and it should make £80 to £100.

0:30:440:30:49

OK. Charles paid 130, so he's pushed the boats out on that one.

0:30:490:30:55

That's it for the Reds, now on to the Blues - Nicola and Julie.

0:30:550:31:00

Their first item was this Spode oval dish.

0:31:000:31:05

-What do you think of that?

-I think it's probably part of a large dinner

0:31:050:31:09

-service.

-Yes, yes.

-It's transfer printed.

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There's that small chip in it,

0:31:120:31:14

there's a glazing crack in it.

0:31:140:31:16

Daniel, it's getting worse and worse! SHE LAUGHS

0:31:160:31:19

It hasn't got an awful lot going for it.

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Somebody would maybe pay £10, £15.

0:31:220:31:26

Yeah. They only paid £5.

0:31:260:31:28

-Well, they should be...

-They haven't paid a lot.

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Their second item was the mahogany writing slope.

0:31:310:31:35

-Traditional antique. What do you think?

-Well,

0:31:350:31:39

there are people who collect boxes, and I'm sure they might like to have

0:31:390:31:44

this. It's nicely hinged, it's got a nice tooled leather insert.

0:31:440:31:47

So, £60, £80.

0:31:470:31:50

Mm-hmm. They paid 65, so they're on the cusp there.

0:31:500:31:54

Their third item was the little Lalique bird trinket dish.

0:31:540:32:00

What do you think of this?

0:32:000:32:01

Well, this is a late piece,

0:32:010:32:03

but it is very nicely marked and it's in the form of a grouse.

0:32:030:32:08

And that makes it interesting, maybe, to somebody from...

0:32:080:32:11

-Scotland?

-From Scotland.

0:32:110:32:13

-I like it.

-Uh-huh. Estimate?

0:32:130:32:17

I think it'll do £50 or £60.

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They paid £120.

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So, this may be the item that lets them down price-wise.

0:32:220:32:26

In which case, they'll need their bonus buy.

0:32:260:32:28

So, let's go and have a look at it.

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Well, girls, you spent £190.

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That's not bad.

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You gave Ben £110.

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Ben, what did you buy?

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-Oh!

-Oh, Ben.

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We were on a mission for Irish silver,

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and I know you went past, you said, "Oh!"

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We gave you loads of money!

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Everything else was loads more!

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There was something other than that.

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Clearly, I've failed...

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That is absolutely no use to modern man.

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THEY LAUGH

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-Or woman.

-Well, I'll just get my P45, I'll just go!

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I thought they were quite nice.

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Poor little things. What is nice with them,

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is there is really clear hallmarks for Dublin, 1812, the maker,

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James Scott. What do you think I paid for them?

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45 quid.

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Bit less, I got them down to 40 on them.

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And what... And what do you think those will go for at auction, Ben?

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Well, they're not going to make an awful lot of profit,

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but I do think they should get to the 50, hopefully 55 mark.

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Girls, you don't need to make up your mind just now.

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Wait until your first three items have been sold.

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But in the meantime,

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let's find out what the auctioneer thinks of Ben's sugar tongs.

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Ben's bonus buy, a piece of Irish silver, Dublin sugar tongs.

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Well, the big thing going for this set of tongs

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is the fact that it's Irish.

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Irish silver is very popular.

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And I think there are people who will buy Irish silver

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regardless of how nicely it's fashioned.

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-What's your estimate?

-It should certainly make £20 or £30.

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20 or 30.

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Well, Ben has paid £40.

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You never know, they might go the distance.

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Well, I'm sure you'll do your best.

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Are you our auctioneer today?

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I'm the auctioneer today.

0:34:230:34:25

Excellent. I can't wait for the sale.

0:34:250:34:27

Well, girls, here we are.

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The moment of truth at the auction.

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Tell me, how are you feeling?

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Good, confident, great.

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All right, that's very positive.

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Very excited.

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Oh, you're very excited!

0:34:450:34:47

Well, that's wonderful, girls.

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Well, your first item is coming up, it's that lovely little crumb brush.

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Good luck, girls, it's coming up now.

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Very unusual lot.

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Shall we say £40?

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I haven't seen a similar one.

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40, 30, 20 and bid five.

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Any more? 30 with the Porter.

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The bid's at 30.

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At five.

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40 with the Porter.

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The bid's at 40 now.

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At £40 with the Porter, now, any more anywhere?

0:35:110:35:14

I'm selling at £40.

0:35:140:35:17

-Great start.

-£40, girls!

0:35:170:35:20

-That was wonderful.

-Brilliant.

0:35:200:35:23

That is a profit on your first lot of £25.

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Let's hope we can maintain that good luck with your little bookmark.

0:35:280:35:34

Birmingham silver, could we say £30, 20, I'm bid, ten?

0:35:340:35:38

20, I'm bid, now, any more?

0:35:380:35:40

30 here. At £30.

0:35:400:35:43

-Keep going.

-At £30, the bid's here, five, take 40.

0:35:430:35:47

40 here. At £40, with you, sir, at £40.

0:35:470:35:51

All done at £40?

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£40, that's plus two, girls.

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Which takes your overall profit after two items to £27!

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We're in business, we're in business.

0:36:050:36:08

Gold and seed pearl bar brooch.

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Say, £30, £20, it's a very nice little piece, this, 20, I'm bid.

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30, 40.

0:36:150:36:17

40, here, any more?

0:36:170:36:18

Lady's bid at £40.

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-Come on!

-Come on.

-At £40, five.

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50, sir, thank you.

0:36:240:36:25

-Come on.

-At £50, it's behind you, madam, at 50.

0:36:250:36:29

At £50 with the gentleman, here, at 50.

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At £50 and I'm selling at 50.

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£50, girls.

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That is minus 20.

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You're still in profit, but it's reduced your profit to £7.

0:36:400:36:46

What are you going to do? Charles paid £130.

0:36:460:36:50

Fly with me, come fly.

0:36:500:36:52

-Yes.

-Come fly.

-Well, whatever.

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-Oh, no!

-Are you absolutely sure?

0:36:540:36:56

Yeah, we'll go for it.

0:36:560:36:57

They're going to go for it.

0:36:570:36:59

Charlie paid £130, and I have to tell you at this point

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that the auctioneer has estimated it at

0:37:040:37:08

-80 to 100.

-Oh, no!

0:37:080:37:12

It's coming up now.

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The Royal Crown Derby vase,

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can we open the bidding at £100?

0:37:160:37:18

We'll take 50 to open, 50, bid, 60 now, any more?

0:37:180:37:22

70, at £70.

0:37:220:37:25

-At £70.

-Come on, come on.

-At 80, new bidder.

0:37:250:37:28

At £80.

0:37:280:37:29

-Come on.

-At £80, I have.

0:37:290:37:32

All done at £80?

0:37:320:37:34

Selling at £80.

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That's minus 50.

0:37:370:37:39

-Oh, I feel so bad. Girls, I'm sorry about that.

-Give us a kiss.

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They want to give you a slap, Charlie!

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Now, girls, I'm afraid that takes you to minus 43.

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Listen, that could be a winning score, Charlie.

0:37:510:37:55

That could be a winning score.

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Promise me one thing.

0:37:570:37:58

You won't say a word to the Blues.

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-No.

-Not a word.

-Not a word.

0:38:010:38:02

Well done, girls.

0:38:020:38:03

Well, girls, here we are.

0:38:110:38:13

-Tell me how you feel.

-Very nervous.

0:38:130:38:15

Excited, excited.

0:38:150:38:17

-Going to kill Ben.

-Oh, right!

0:38:170:38:19

You haven't forgiven him.

0:38:190:38:21

-No, no.

-We're going to see how bad things are and then we'll decide.

0:38:210:38:23

Oh, I see. I see.

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But your first item is the Spode oval dish.

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Fingers crossed, girls, it's coming up now.

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What do we say for the Spode dish?

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We'll open the bidding at £2, two I'm bid.

0:38:340:38:36

£2 I'm bid, four, at £4.

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Any more? At £4, £6, thank you.

0:38:390:38:42

-Bid's here at £6.

-The girls are into profit!

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At £6, the Spode dish.

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I'm selling at £6.

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£7 online, sir.

0:38:490:38:52

This is exciting!

0:38:520:38:54

I'm selling at £8.

0:38:540:38:57

Well, girls, we've just got very excited over a £3 profit.

0:38:590:39:03

But a profit is a profit.

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Second item is that lovely Georgian mahogany writing slope.

0:39:060:39:10

Can we open the bidding, please, at £40?

0:39:100:39:12

40 I'm bid, 50.

0:39:120:39:14

60, any more?

0:39:140:39:16

At £60.

0:39:160:39:17

At £60 I'm bid now.

0:39:170:39:19

70, new bidder.

0:39:190:39:20

-Yes!

-Yes!

-At £70.

0:39:200:39:22

At £70, bid 70.

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All done at £70?

0:39:250:39:26

I'm selling at £70.

0:39:260:39:30

£70, girls.

0:39:300:39:32

A small profit, but a profit nevertheless.

0:39:320:39:35

The Lalique is coming up now.

0:39:350:39:37

Nice piece. Could we open the bidding, please, at £30?

0:39:370:39:41

30, I'm bid, 40, 50, 60.

0:39:410:39:45

Another 70.

0:39:450:39:47

80, now, with the Porter.

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It's back with the Porter at £80.

0:39:490:39:51

Five? 90 with the Porter.

0:39:510:39:54

At £90.

0:39:540:39:57

At £90, I'm bid now.

0:39:570:39:59

We have £90.

0:39:590:40:01

We're selling at 90.

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£90.

0:40:030:40:06

That's minus 30, girls, bad luck on that.

0:40:060:40:10

But that takes your score to minus 22.

0:40:100:40:14

Now you have to make up your mind at this point

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if you're going to take your bonus buy.

0:40:190:40:22

And double our losses?

0:40:220:40:24

It's up to you, girls, I can say nothing.

0:40:240:40:27

Yes, we'll go for it.

0:40:270:40:28

Are you going to, after all that carry on?

0:40:280:40:31

For a bit of craic.

0:40:310:40:33

-Well, ladies, let's see what happens.

-Oh, God.

0:40:330:40:35

Just no physical violence, please!

0:40:350:40:39

Coming under the hammer now.

0:40:390:40:41

We'll open the bidding, please, here at £20.

0:40:410:40:44

20, I'm bid.

0:40:440:40:45

30, at £30 with the Porter.

0:40:450:40:48

At £30, the bid's with the Porter.

0:40:480:40:51

At five. 40, with the Porter.

0:40:510:40:53

At £40 now, the bid's with the Porter at 40.

0:40:530:40:57

At £40, for the sugar tongs, all finished?

0:40:570:41:00

At 40.

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£40.

0:41:010:41:02

£40.

0:41:020:41:04

Oh ye of little faith!

0:41:040:41:06

It wasn't as bad as you thought.

0:41:060:41:08

He knows more than we thought.

0:41:080:41:10

-You see?

-Final score, ladies, minus £22.

0:41:100:41:14

A loss of £22.

0:41:140:41:16

But that's not too bad in the grand...

0:41:160:41:18

I thought it would have been worse.

0:41:190:41:21

I thought the bird would have been worse.

0:41:210:41:23

It could have gone completely wrong, but no.

0:41:230:41:25

I think that's quite a respectable loss.

0:41:250:41:28

Girls, I have to ask you one thing, though.

0:41:300:41:32

Don't say a word to the Reds.

0:41:330:41:35

No. Shtum.

0:41:350:41:37

Well, girls.

0:41:450:41:47

Did we have a good time?

0:41:470:41:50

-Yes.

-You were brilliant, you were great sports.

0:41:500:41:54

Ben!

0:41:540:41:55

Well, I have to say, girls, you both started off terrifically well

0:41:550:42:00

with profits on your first two lots,

0:42:000:42:03

each of you. But I have to say, it all went south after that.

0:42:030:42:09

THEY LAUGH

0:42:090:42:11

So, the team with the smallest loss...

0:42:110:42:14

..is...

0:42:160:42:17

the Blue team!

0:42:170:42:19

-Yeah!

-Yes, yes!

0:42:190:42:22

THEY LAUGH

0:42:220:42:24

We'll just leave them to it, shall we?

0:42:240:42:26

THEY LAUGH

0:42:260:42:28

I didn't realise it was that wonderful, losing money.

0:42:310:42:36

Girls, in the end, your score was minus 22.

0:42:360:42:40

But well done, you were terrific sports.

0:42:400:42:43

Our wonderful Red team here.

0:42:430:42:45

In the end, you ended up with minus 43.

0:42:470:42:51

But the interesting thing is, you were in the lead...

0:42:510:42:55

..until you took your bonus buy.

0:42:570:42:58

But you were wonderful sports.

0:43:010:43:03

In fact, you were all wonderful sports.

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If you would like to find out more about the show,

0:43:070:43:09

visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

0:43:090:43:13

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

0:43:130:43:17

-ALL:

-Yes!

0:43:170:43:19

Anita Manning presents from Ballinderry with experts Charles Hanson and Ben Cooper. The teams scour the huge antiques shop in the hope that they will make a profit at auction. There are plenty of highs and lows in the saleroom, and Anita pays a visit to Lisburn Cathedral to find out more about a daring feet of a local suffragette.


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