Presenter Anita Manning is at Newark Antiques Fair in Nottinghamshire, where she is joined by experts Paul Laidlaw and Caroline Hawley.
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We love old stuff here on Bargain Hunt,
but here at Newark, there are gadgets for sale
that could be the antiques of the future
and are taking me down Memory Lane.
Did you know that the first home video recorder was invented here
Come on! Which joker left this lying about?
Well, that was a blast from the past,
but now it is time to focus on the here and now.
Let's go Bargain Hunting.
Bargain Hunt is back at Newark antiques fair
and here are the rules our teams must play by.
The Reds and Blues each have £300,
which they will use to buy three items.
However, they only have 60 minutes to shop
and the pressure's on to make profit at auction.
Let's have a look at what's coming up.
The Reds lose their way.
Hang on, I think we are lost.
-We didn't come here. You said there was a big camel.
The Blues get told off.
-What are you showing me this for?
-I hate it.
I get a lesson in retro technology from a familiar Bargain Hunt face.
This - I'd jump on them, I can't get it quick enough.
And at the auction, there are celebrations all round.
But that's all for later. Let's meet today's teams.
For the Reds, we have Diane and Pam, best friends.
And for the Blues, we have Ryan and John, again best mates.
-Hello, everyone. ALL:
Oh, a gusty lot you are!
Diane, how long have you two been friends?
Pam and I have been friends for 39 years.
We met in a day nursery.
I started working there and Pam was already working there.
And we worked with children 2-5.
When Diane walked into the nursery that day and she walked in and sat
straight down and played with the children and helped me with their coats,
so I knew we were going to get on and it was the start
of a wonderful friendship that we have had ever since.
You are retired now.
-I am, yes.
-What do you do in your spare time?
I recently started ballroom dancing with my husband.
Ballroom dancing. What's your favourite?
Well, I like the waltz, but my favourite is the cha-cha-cha.
Diane, show us a bit of cha-cha-cha. I would love to see the moves.
Here we go. One, two, cha-cha-cha.
One, two, cha-cha-cha.
One, two cha-cha-cha.
That's terrific. What do you think of that?
Well done, well done.
-Thank you, Anita.
-That is absolutely wonderful.
Your pal has rhythm, Pam.
-What about you?
-Oh, I've got rhythm, too, but in a different way.
Mine is line dancing rhythm.
So, we've got some gals and we've got some guys.
-We've got a line.
-Are you ready, then?
-Show us a move.
-Right, first thing we've got to do is put hands on hips.
Pigeon toes, that's bringing your heels out.
-Pigeon toes, pigeon toes, one, two three, whoo!
Oh, you are a wild bunch!
They are wild, these girls, aren't they?
So you can trip the light fantastic.
But how are you going to be out there in the fair?
We are going to be careful, we are going to be quick,
we are going to have a keen eye and we are going to haggle hard,
-but very politely.
-You've got it all worked out.
-OK, girls, good luck.
You might need it because over here, we have a couple of action men.
Ryan, how did you two meet?
John and I joined the Army back in 1999.
We were in training together and since the Army, we have just stayed
-in touch ever since.
-The Army must be a pretty action-packed job,
but you guys aren't fans of taking it easy, are you?
-We used to do a lot of endurance events,
-so a lot of ultra marathons.
-What is an ultra marathon?
In general, anything longer than a marathon so we would generally aim
-for about 100km, which is just over 60 miles.
Wow. Have you got any big adventures coming up?
In the middle of next summer, we are going to drive to Mongolia to go out
on the Mongol Rally. So, we'll drive through Europe, through Turkey
and then across Tajikistan to Kazakhstan, the Pamir Highway
and up into Mongolia.
But the trick is you've got to do it in the worst car possible.
-It can't be over a one-litre engine.
-You are obviously very adventurous.
What are your tactics going to be in the fair?
We want to try and buy something really large, really eccentric.
To be able to do that, I really have to give you some money.
£300 for you girls.
There you are. And £300 for the boys.
Now, your experts are ready for action, so off you go.
And happy hunting!
But are they going to boogie their way to profits today?
Our teams are raring to go and so are their experts.
Riding out with the Reds, it's Caroline Hawley.
And will he bring home the bacon?
Paul Laidlaw mucks in with the Blues.
What are you looking for?
To be honest, Caroline, I've got no idea.
All these wonderful things to choose from!
Anything eccentric, something wild, something big.
I'm going to be looking to see if I can get a brooch that is a bargain.
-I'm tending towards a bit of military memorabilia,
-maybe a nice watch.
-Teams, your time starts now.
-Let's go hunting.
Come on, let's go do it!
Let's see if they can keep that enthusiasm up as they work
their way around the fair.
That way. Keep going, yeah? And a spring in our step is what we need.
-Where do you want to go now?
-Down to the right.
-Down to the right.
You are in agreement. Do you shop a lot, you two?
-Yes, we do. Always.
These ladies are a force to be reckoned with and so are the boys.
Ryan has taken a shine to this plate,
but will it meet with his team-mates' approval?
I don't like it.
I think that is probably closer to the '50s
than the heyday of the Art Deco period. Is it us?
-I think we should move on then.
-Yeah, I think so.
Cheer up, Ryan. It's early days,
so plenty of time to nab that weird and wonderful item you are after.
Look at that, it's gorgeous. It catches my eye in the sunlight.
-How much is your kimono, please?
-85, thank you.
What do you think about that?
I quite like it. Shall we think about it or shall we move on and then come back?
Yes, it's not a brooch, is it?
-Yeah, we'll keep going.
-Let's keep going.
Keep going, right.
The girls certainly know what they want and it isn't a kimono.
Now, Blues, is this eccentric enough for you?
-That's all right for a bit of travel.
-Are you a musician?
No, but I'm going to learn the ukulele when we go to Mongolia.
That is going to be early 20th century.
-What is the price on the banjo ukulele?
-£40. Can I have a look at it?
-Look, that looks like a piece of mahogany.
You get a rosewood veneer and this is all time,
effort and money and some quality.
You have got an ebony fingerboard with some rather nice inset mother-of-pearl markers.
I quite like it, it's something I'd buy for myself or maybe take
on the trip, if I'm honest. But it is a little bit out of our price range,
-Yes, I think it is. Would you go nearer to 20?
VOICEOVER: I think our lovely dealer needs a sit down.
-Shall we say 30?
-Meet in the middle, 25?
-Go on, then, 25, yeah.
-Can I go shopping with you again?
-Did you just get 25?
-25! We are not hesitating here, are we?
-That sounds amazing.
-Thank you very much. Cheers, got it at 25.
Thank you very much!
Were his eyes spinning around like that as he was working you there?
There's something going on.
John's haggling may be blunt, but it's effective.
Blues, that is your first item in the bag on the ten minute mark.
Now, the brooch-loving Reds seem to have been sidetracked by a jug.
This is 1960s, German, absolutely bang on trend, mid century.
I just think it's got everything going for it.
It will fit in with a modern interior.
-I think it's great.
If we could get it for 20, that would be absolutely superb.
We are interested in purchasing this
piece of pottery. And I wanted it for 20.
-Come on, it's a sunny day.
-You've got a sale.
-Well done! Can we go and do it again?
-Yes, let's do it!
Great, put it down and off we go. Come on!
I must say, our teams know how to haggle.
-Oh, she does.
She beats other shoppers to the dresses.
-She is good.
-So both teams have one item each.
Now, what has Ryan found?
I don't know what I like about the golfer, I just know that a lot of people
like golf, he is quite tall, he is eccentric.
See the bags under his eyes,
that is what I'm going to look like if you guys keep dragging me to look
at stuff like this! What?! I'm going to declare my hand now.
Let's get this on the table.
I hate it. Have we got closure on this?
-Yes, I think so.
-Thank goodness for that.
So while another of Ryan's choices ends up in the long grass...
..Pam has taken a fancy to this hand mirror.
I quite like this mirror because I have a granddaughter and she is always
looking in the mirror at the make up.
She loves these kind of small things.
it is Art Nouveau and can you see this iris motif here?
It's very, very popular in the Art Nouveau iconography.
-It is Art Nouveau, isn't it?
-Absolutely. 1895, 1905, great condition.
-I also like this leather kind of loop around the edge.
-Yes, I do, Pam.
-I quite like that.
-What do you think that is going to be, then?
-Shall we risk asking?
-Can we ask?
Of course you can, go for it!
55, I'd do it for 40.
Could you do it for any less than 40?
-I can't, really.
-Not even 35?
VOICEOVER: The ladies might have met their match with this dealer.
It's a great thing, there is nothing wrong with it.
Shall we wait and come back?
If we go round and then make sure we come back because we like that.
-I really like this one.
-We really like this one.
Thank you for your help.
VOICEOVER: Don't forget, ladies, it is F53.
Let's check in with the Blues where Paul is sticking the boot in.
The guy says 80 and they are worth about 80 under the hammer.
Interior decorators like them whether it is for the tailor's window
or the funky bar or whatever, or the bottom of the bed.
And period-wise, late 19th century.
-I mean, they are good things.
-They are sorted on the money.
I like them, I don't like the price.
-What do you think we should pay for them?
-At 50, I would be over the moon.
At 60 or 70, you would be unlucky to go far wrong.
I'm going to start at 40.
£80 is a little bit too rich for our budget.
I was wondering if you could come down to something more like 40.
That's a bit too less for me, you know?
Aw! What's the maximum?
I will treat you 60, but that's the bottom for me.
VOICEOVER: That is too steep for our boys. Keep looking, Blues.
Now, with 20 minutes gone, where are the Reds off to?
-Right or left, Diane?
-The world is your oyster.
-Right. We go right?
-Is that right? That's right.
-No, it's left!
-Left! You see, I don't know the right from the left.
Left and left again and back round.
Well, that is clear, Reds.
Back to the Blues and Ryan has found another eccentric item
for Paul and John to reject... I mean CONSIDER.
The camel looks amazing. That is right up my street.
Excuse me, excuse me. How much have you got on the camel?
-Would you entertain 100 quid?
VOICEOVER: Thankfully no-one is getting the hump over that cheeky offer,
but could this soldier's hatbox be more up their street?
That's a good thing. I'd rather it had the hat.
Military tailors to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
65, I'll do it for.
I don't think you want to buy an empt... Don't be jumping in
and making offers just in case they are accepted!
-Sorry, was that sold?
-Shall we move on?
-That was skin of our teeth.
A narrow escape there, Blues.
Meanwhile, the Reds have closed in on their prey.
You said brooch and there it is.
-Oh, hello, sir.
-Could we have a look at the little brooch?
It is silver as well.
-Oh, that's gorgeous! I love it.
-Yeah, it's lovely.
-It will look lovely.
-The cat will have it, won't it?
Ah, 925, which means it's 925 parts silver to 1,000.
-So, yes, it is silver, isn't it? And it's marcasite.
-Marcasite was very fashionable in the early 1900s, 1920s.
-Yes, it was.
And it was a form of getting the sparkle of diamonds without the cash.
The huge amount of cash that you would pay for diamonds.
Marcasite is generally known as cut steel, but it is actually a pyrite,
a type of crystal, that beautiful sort of dark grey colour.
How old do you think it is, Caroline?
It might possibly be '50s, '60s, probably Continental.
-How much is it?
-Can you do it for any less?
I can do it for 20, a special deal today.
-What about just for today, £18?
-Aw, go on, then!
-The sun is shining.
Go on, then. It is, yeah.
Thank you, it's beautiful.
-Wowsy, wowsy! You are really motoring, ladies.
Right, let's go and do the same with number three, shall we?
Well done, Reds.
Getting those extra pounds off can make all the difference at auction.
Right, time to step it up, Blues, you are trailing by two items.
What you saying? Where we going? Are you going to get into some of these units?
-Are we getting in?
-And while they carry on shopping,
I want to show you some antiques of the future.
Do you remember the '70s and '80s when technology was like this
and you paid big bucks to have it?
Fast forward a few decades and this technology is back in fashion.
To tell me more about this latest trend is Bargain Hunt expert
and toy specialist Tim Weeks.
You have brought together this pile of machines and gizmos that you think
are worth something.
What have we got here?
Games consoles, mobile phones,
audio equipment and home computers that some people will look at
as modern rubbish or plastic tat.
But there is a real market really bubbling up for collectors of this.
The generations that were coming through the '70s and '80s and '90s,
they are yearning for those good old days, that nostalgia element,
and they are buying it back now.
Take a portable hand-held gaming console such as that one,
I sold something very similar recently for nearly £600.
This one here, this is an absolute dream to a gamer.
Mid to late 1980s, I wasted many hours of my childhood
-on this one, Anita.
And what better fun to have than when you are in your mid-30s, having
your mates around for a few beers and a pizza and playing what you were playing when
you were seven or ten years old? So the condition is important.
If you can find cartridges in their boxes with instructions
in good condition that are playable,
that are not going to jump or freeze and crash,
you can make really good money from games.
VOICEOVER: Rare games for these old consoles
have sold for tens of thousands of pounds -
which just goes to show how collectable
some of this retro-tech is.
But you are not going to tell me that cassettes like that are worth
-They are becoming very cool, very trendy.
In the '90s, British music was booming.
# I'm a rock 'n' roll star. #
Oasis and Suede and Verve,
great bands that had so many followers that everybody
was buying their CDs. Now people are after their tapes,
but they hardly made any.
If you had a collection of 100 of that Britpop rock era of the '90s,
you are in for some good money.
A cassette produced in 1985 by Prince sold
for over 4,000 because it featured unique remixes of his tracks.
But it is not just rare music and games that are in demand.
You pick up phones like this, for example,
which I remember having one of these,
and my friends used to tell me I was sad because my phone
looked like a brick. Whilst now people are going out actively
trying to find these because they are retro,
they are of the age and they are funky.
But with so much old technology out there,
how do you know what is hot and what is not?
Usually those early releases,
it could be the ones that were the most popular, limited edition runs.
What advice would you give to anyone before they take this sort of stuff
to the charity shop or chuck it in the skip?
It doesn't change from what you would do with your traditional antiques.
Take it down to your auctioneers, let the experts look,
they will do their due diligence. Hopefully they will spot something.
You never know, you might just have the antique of the future
in your possession.
So, Bargain Hunters,
have a rummage about for those forgotten gadgets because they could
be worth a bob or two.
With 25 minutes left, the Blues have their work cut out.
They have only bought one thing, but disagreed on loads.
-I don't like it.
-I hate it.
-Have we got closure on this?
-Yes, I think so.
Don't be jumping in making offers
just in case they are accepted!
The Reds, though, are sitting pretty with one purchase left to make.
They are the turn of the 20th century, they are 1900-1910.
But why are they here at £25?
-Because nobody wants them!
Move on, then, Reds.
What have you found, Blues?
It's a bit tired. Does it stand out in an auction?
Does it stand out to you?
-Not to me.
-Are you guys getting desperate by any chance?
-What happened to the charisma and the big flamboyant...?
-What are you showing me this for?
That was a telling off, wasn't it?
I would call it friendly advice.
THAT is what your experts are here for.
-Where are we going to go now?
-What do you think, Pam?
I know the sun is shining but shall we try the inside and just see
if we can find something totally different?
Be warned, though, you have only got 20 minutes left.
-Don't panic, don't panic.
-Something big, something striking!
With two items to buy, you need to get your skates on, gents.
Now, will the inside stalls deliver that final item for the Reds?
Not a lot here. It's a bit sparse, isn't it?
-I've got to say I liked the outside better.
It is psychological, isn't it?
I think outside in the sunshine, it is just everybody is smiling.
-I think that to F50...
-Three. Three, yes! Yes, come on.
-F53 it is.
That is the stall where they found this hand mirror.
Fingers crossed they can find it again.
Now, Blues, has this got the fizz factor you are after?
How much is the wine bottle corker?
90. Thank you, thanks for that.
Cheers. It is probably about right, you know?
-Would you do maybe 50, 55 on it?
-60 just to help you.
-OK, it looks nice, but who's going to buy it?
I think it would look nice in an old pub, maybe?
Do you think it is going to make us a profit?
-Thank you very much.
-With two items to find, Blues,
and only 15 minutes left, you are really cutting it fine.
Now, ladies, how is the search for stall 53 coming along?
-Is it that way or is it that way?
-Hang on, I think we are lost.
-We didn't come here and you said there was a big camel.
-Did you see a camel?
-Yes, we did.
-Well, the camel is not here.
-I can't see a camel.
-We didn't pass this field.
No, we didn't. We went down a road that way.
I hope I don't have to come and save you, Reds.
Now, can Paul rescue the Blues with this bookcase?
Is that firewood to you or is that something you would put your CDs on?
No, I would put my travel books on there.
I tell you what I like about it, and I kid you not,
when was the last time you saw a corner bookcase?
And date-wise, a decent piece of mahogany.
It is going to be inter-war. Happy with that? 1920s?
Yeah, '20s, '30s, something like that.
Are we moseying on or is it talking to you?
I think the way you have just explained it there,
it probably could have a chance, but not at £15.
I like the practicality of it, but I would like it at seven.
So I have come in at seven and the gentleman has said ten.
-A tenner. I think it's a good deal.
Thank you very much.
How badly wrong can it go at a tenner?
Thank you. Right, then, guys, back on track. Come on, let's go.
VOICEOVER: Thank goodness.
That leaves you just ten minutes to find your final item.
Now, Reds, have you found that stall yet?
Oh, look, there's the camel.
-So it must be down here.
-Oh, my goodness!
-Yes, oh, wonderful!
-It's still here, the mirror.
-It's still there.
-And do you still like it?
-Now, it's t' end of the day, can't you just knock us at least another pound off?
You know, it's only £1 less...
-I know, but it's £1 for me, too.
-She is going to stick to her guns, isn't she?
-Yes, shall we?
-I'm with you on this one, Pam.
-Right, we'll do 38.
-OK, thank you very much.
-I wish you luck with it.
Wow, that's fantastic.
We are done and haven't you done well?
Yes, it's been great.
-Have you enjoyed it?
-Oh, yes, in the sunshine.
You relax, Reds.
But, Blues, with only five minutes left, you might have to go
with one of Ryan's wacky ideas.
Paul, what are we thinking of these?
-What are they?
-In what sense? They are organ pipes, church organ pipes,
think of them all banked up. Can this make a profit?
Anything can make a profit if you are lucky.
-We are moving on, aren't we?
-Let's go and talk to the dealer.
-I think we can buy this.
Ryan is sticking to his guns this time, Paul.
I just think they are really interesting.
OK, they are cheap, but potentially not cheap enough?
I don't think anyone is going to buy an auctioned pipe.
I don't know if you could get that down a little bit,
maybe we could come to some kind of arrangement.
-Like four quid?
-OK, what about £8?
-You can't lose out on £10.
-That is what I would say.
Happy? Deal, thank you very much. One of your organ pipes.
What a bargain, £10!
Cheers, fella, thanks very much.
VOICEOVER: Phew, just in the nick of time.
I'll let you pick which one we have.
KLAXON Right, teams, stop shopping.
Could you guys set off just ahead of me
because I need to be a few paces behind. Disclaimers and all that.
Let's remind ourselves what the Reds bought.
Diane and Pam's first item was this piece of German pottery
from the 1950s. £23 paid.
They followed that with the silver brooch in the shape of a spider,
which was theirs for £18.
And their final item was this Art Nouveau hand mirror for £38.
-Whoa, girls, you were cool, calm and collected.
You knew what you wanted and you went for it.
What was your favourite item?
Erm, we bought a little hand mirror, lovely.
But is it going to make the most money?
-I'm hoping so.
-You're hoping so?
Do you agree? No, you don't. What was your favourite item?
Is that the one that's going to make the most profit?
I would like to think so.
Well, you only spent a tiny wee £79, girls.
Which leaves us with £221.
-Could you give me that?
-I will, there you go.
which I will hand over right away to Caroline.
Caroline, that is a lot of money. Are you going to spend it all?
I might well do, yes!
Go for it, Caroline.
So while Caroline goes off to splash the cash,
let's remind ourselves what the Blues bought.
Ryan and John paid £25
for this early 20th-century five-string banjo.
The boys then purchased this mahogany corner book shelf
for a tenner.
Which is also what they paid for one of these organ pipes.
Well, my intrepid adventurers,
you've found bargain-hunting a little bit of a challenge today?
Because you only spent a pathetic little £45.
Now, what was your favourite item?
My favourite item is the banjo, without a doubt.
Is that going to make the most profit?
-Ryan, what was your favourite item?
I'm not so sure about that, I quite like the singular organ pipe.
-Do you think that's going to make the biggest...
No chance! I think it will be the banjo as well.
So you're in agreement. Well, you spent £45,
which means that you have to give me £255.
-There you go.
-Thank you very much.
-Paul, that is an enormous amount of money.
I know you like spending money.
Are you happy? Do you know what you're going to buy?
I'm going to spend so much hiring a security guard,
because of the size of the investment!
I don't know. I'm here with two soldiers.
I've got to find something military, have I not? Have I? Have I?
While Paul goes off to buy his bonus buy,
we are heading off to Charles Hanson's auction.
Let's look at the Reds first.
Diane and Pam.
Their first item was this 1950s German jug, what do you think?
Well, I do like it. I love the Vitruvian, almost Aztec scroll,
it's got that sort of exotic feel.
And importantly, Anita, it's in good condition.
Estimate on that, Charlie?
Anita, we've gone in between 30 and 50, we are online, we're live,
hopefully our friends in Bavaria might be for it.
They only paid £23, Charlie.
-So there's a taste of a profit there?
-Second item is this wee bug brooch.
-What do you think?
-I'm not a big spider man.
I don't like creepy crawlies.
Obviously, it's quite lifelike in its cast form.
It has got some age, '50s, silver, a lovely marcasite body.
-Anita, we've gone in quite strong,
because we do have spider fans.
Between £40 and £60.
Well, they only paid £18, Charlie.
That's good, hopefully there will be a web of buyers out there!
-Online as well.
-Creeping to profit there!
-You spin your wonderful web.
Now, their third item was this poker work mirror.
-Do you like that?
-Yes, I don't mean to be coarse, it's not,
shall we say, commercial. It's on that smaller craft scale.
Anita, we do like it, because it's simply in good condition.
Our guide, between 30 and 50.
They paid £38 for it.
-I think it has legs.
-It has legs!
OK, Charlie. They may or may not need their bonus buy.
But let's go and have a look at it anyway.
Girls, you spent a wee tiny £79.
You gave Caroline, who is, er...
..well...standing in an unusual way...
You gave Caroline £221. Caroline, what did you buy?
Well, you're looking nervous, ladies.
We are, have you got something on under there?
Yes, I have!
-Is that the one that you got us to look at
-and we wouldn't look at it?
-And you wouldn't look at it.
I remember now.
-Do you think it's silk?
-It feels silk.
-It's pure silk.
And this dates from the 1940s. It's in great condition.
-How much did you pay for it?
-I got it for...
-I remember it for...
I got it for £80. I just think this is gorgeous.
How much will it make?
Well, I think, on a good day, £100 or more.
-You like it, girls?
-We like it.
-Well, you don't have too make up your mind at the moment
whether you are going to take it or not for your bonus buy.
But we are going to go and see what the auctioneer thinks about it.
Caroline's bonus buy was this marvellous Japanese kimono.
And the thing about this is this detailed gold work
of dragons. Do you like it, Charlie?
They always attract attention. But this is in such good condition.
What's your estimate, Charlie?
Our guide price is between £40 and £60.
Is that a wee "come and buy me", Charlie?
Anita, it's chased me down. Come and get me!
Well, you'll have to work hard on this one, Charlie,
because Caroline has paid £80 for this.
-But you feel that it might get there?
With a roar of fire from the dragon, you never know, Anita.
Well, that's it for the Reds, now on to the Blues,
Ryan and John.
And their first item was the five-string zither banjo.
The vellum is in nice condition, the woodwork,
the inlay of mother-of-pearl, it is a Windsor.
And they generally make between £60 and £80.
They only paid 25, Charlie.
That's good, that's cheap, that's good.
That's a good buy.
-A very good buy.
-Might make sweet music, Charlie!
Anita, exactly, exactly.
-Their second item...
-..is this quite simple,
but very elegant corner mahogany book shelf.
-I think it's Edwardian.
-I think it's 1910.
What's your estimate on that, Charlie?
We've put a guide price on it of between £40 and £60.
They only paid £10, Charlie!
-That was a good buy.
-That's very inexpensive.
-Good for them.
-Excellent. Their third item, Charlie,
was this old bit of metal here.
An organ pipe, is anybody going to want one organ pipe?
-What do you think?
-I don't know what inspired them. It is what it is.
It's a pipe.
And really, honestly, Anita, I'm never normally lost for words.
Do you think it could be regarded as a wee piece of sculpture, Charlie?
Anita, that's pushing it.
I'm just hoping that it might just sound off to somebody!
What's your estimate, Charlie?
I've been quite generous, we've gone in between £30 and £40.
£30 and £40, they've only paid £10 for it, Charlie,
so they haven't taken much of a choice.
-So, Charlie, they may, or may not, need their bonus buy.
But we're going to go and have a look at it, anyway.
Ryan, John, you only spent £45!
And you gave Paul 255... Did you spend it all, Paul?
-I'll tell you in a moment, Anita. Bide your time.
Well, with that kind of budget, you can buy an icon.
-Wow is a good reaction.
-I'm not 100% sure what it is.
Second World War, key date here.
Introduced in 1940, the Battle of Britain.
THE iconic Mk4B flying goggle.
-So how much did you pay for them, Paul?
And what do you think we are going to make?
-I think we're going to make north of one.
North of a pound, it could be two or even three.
Oh, boys. I think you're getting a bit excited about these.
-I'm very excited.
You're very excited. But you don't need to make up your mind just now.
In the meantime,
let's find out what the auctioneer thinks about Paul's bonus buy.
Paul's bonus buy is a piece of militaria.
It's World War II goggles, Charlie. What do you think about this?
A military man really likes these,
because they are of that Battle of Britain era.
They are quite something, and they are remarkable survivors.
Tell me your estimate.
We've put a guide price on them of £100 to £150,
and they might just fly away, and stay up there.
Paul paid £75, so do you think that that's a good buy?
-I do, Anita.
-Excellent. You are auctioneer today?
Anita, I'll be up there, flying high, looking down on those wonderful people.
Battling hard for our teams.
Five, I'm bid. Sold.
Do I see 40 now?
So, girls, will we be dancing today?
Well, that's a victory dance if I've ever seen one.
First item, your 1950s German art jug.
You paid £23 for it and it's coming up now.
I've got £15 on commission, I'm asking 18 now.
Look at the jug, it's striking. It's modern. 1822.
25, 28, madam.
38, 40, 45.
£40 I'm bid, for the first time at 40.
For the second time at 40.
Gone! THEY CHEER
Hammer's down at £40, that gives you a profit of 17, great start.
Your second item is the bug brooch.
-There it is.
Thank you to a buyer in Japan, you bid £35.
-Hello to Pam.
38, 40, 42, 45, 48, 50!
55. In Japan, 60.
65 and 70, come on, Japan.
£70. 75? 75, I'm bid,
Look at me. Look at me, madam.
Are you sure? I'll take... 85 bid, 90 online.
-You're out in the world.
90 online. 95?
Online, please, 100.
-We are live in the room.
-Come on, Japan!
At £95, I'm calling it, we say going, going, at £95.
95! That's a profit of 77.
After your first two items, you have profits of £94.
Third item... Your Art Nouveau mirror.
You paid £38 for it.
I can start, with me, at £20, I'm asking two now.
22, 25, 28, 32,
35, 38, I'm bid.
40 online. 42, madam?
Are you sure? Not one more?
You've come so far. 40, I'm bid.
Out online, out with the lady, one more? No?
I'm selling at £40.
£40, another £2 profit.
Taking your overall profits to 96.
Now, girls, you've got a decision to make.
Are you going to take that bonus buy?
Caroline paid £80 for it.
We'll go for it. Caroline, we're going for it.
-We're going for it.
-We're going to go for the bonus buy,
and it's coming up now.
I'm bid £20 only.
I'm asking 25 now.
At 20, I'm bid. Surely, a fiver?
-A fiver I'm bid.
35, madam, 45, it will suit you.
55, 65, 70...
On the front row. 70 there.
I'll take 75. 80, madam?
85. 90. 95, madam.
95... £100. Make it £100, I am bid.
120, madam? Are you sure?
For the first time, second time, we are going, going, gone.
Thank you, online at £110.
Which takes your overall profits to £126.
Don't say a word to the Blues.
-Put the smiles away.
Well, guys, this is the day.
This is the auction.
-The room is packed.
-We are excited.
-Are you excited?
-Yeah, we're excited.
Well, your first item was the five-string zither banjo.
You paid £25.
-Yeah, we got it for a steal.
-Good luck. It's coming up.
And I can start at 35,
45, £50 I'm bid.
You've doubled your money.
60, 65, madam.
Go on, don't miss it. 85.
Are you sure, madam?
85, I'm bid.
I'm asking 90 now.
I'm on the aisle.
And I'm selling, fair warning, at £85.
-What a start, fellas!
£60 profit on the first item.
Your next item is that little freestanding corner bookcase.
You only paid £10 for it!
Keep your fingers crossed for more profit, here it is.
Do I see £10?
Ten, it's a good piece of...
10, 12, 15, 18, 22...
-We're in profit, boys.
-22... 20 I'm bid.
22, 25, 28...
32, 35, 38, 42.
45, 48. Are you sure?
At 45, I'm bid.
I'm asking eight now.
45 on the front row.
I'll take eight, madam.
Look at it!
£52 for the first time, for the second time,
fair warning, it is yours.
-How do like them apples?
£52 on your second item.
So after your first two items, you've a profit of £102.
Your third item, that's piece of scrap metal,
or it's a piece of sculpture.
It's a piece of sculpture with musical tones.
Boys, you only paid £10 for it, coming up now.
£10. It's got to go.
A fiver. £5, I'm bid.
500 pence. I'm asking six.
And a fiver. Surely six, look at this.
Six, seven, eight, nine...
-Come on, one more.
One more, madam? Ten, sir.
-Look at me. £10, I'm bid.
One for the road, £11.
Thank you. £11, I'll take 12.
For the first time, second time...
I sell, £11, thank you.
Boys, that takes your overall total
Now, your bonus buy, Paul paid £75
for the World War II goggles.
What do you want to do?
-Let's go for it. Trust Paul completely.
-All the way.
I can tell you that the auctioneer has estimated them £100 to £150.
-So, the goggles are coming up now.
I'm bid, starting at 65, 75,
£85, 95, sir.
£100, I'm bid.
Asking 110 now.
Fair warning, out in the room, we're out online,
to you, sir. Going at £100...
Oh, another profit, boys.
That takes your overall profit to
£128 profit in total.
-You have to promise me that you'll go out there...
-..and not say a word to the Reds.
No other way.
Well, teams, did we have a good time?
-We had a great time.
And I have to say that both teams were quite brilliant.
And you're both coming away with profits.
But I have to say that there is only a whisker between you both.
The winners are the Blues!
With £128, there's the folding money,
and there's some wee coins.
And girls, just a wee touch behind, with £126.
-Would you believe it!
-There's your folding money.
And I have a wee coin in here, we can't forget that one.
And because all of you made profits on every single item,
I'm going to award you all golden gavels.
There's a golden gavel for you.
And the Blues, golden gavel for you,
and, Paul, a golden gavel for you.
Wear them with pride.
Congratulations, everyone. Did we have a good time?
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Presenter Anita Manning is at Newark Antiques Fair in Nottinghamshire, where she is joined by experts Paul Laidlaw and Caroline Hawley. They help the reds and blues spend £300 on three items with the aim of making a profit at auction in Derbyshire. Anita also learns about retro technology which could be the antiques of the future.