Southwell 4 Bargain Hunt


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Eric Knowles presents from Southwell Racecourse in Nottinghamshire with experts David Harper and Gary Pe. Eric also pays a visit to the Museum of Time Keeping.


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Reading railway timetables can be tricky at the best of times.

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But in the 19th century,

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local time differences across Britain

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caused no end of problems when using public transport.

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But more of that later.

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First, it's time to go bargain hunting.

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We're in Nottinghamshire at the Southwell Racecourse antiques fair.

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Armed with £300 and 60 minutes on the clock,

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our two teams have to buy three items

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that hopefully will give them a profit when they sell at auction.

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Let's have a glimpse at what's coming up.

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The Reds are put to the test.

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-Where do you think it was made?

-Er, abroad, because it says foreign.

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Foreign, yes.

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And the Blues practise their bartering skills.

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-I'd be thinking probably more about 30.

-What about 40?

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-BOTH:

-35?

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While over at the auction, there's joy...

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Get in. Wahey!

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..and disappointment.

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Come on!

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OK, but all that is coming up later, so let's meet today's teams.

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And for the Reds we've got friends Zach and Fraser,

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and for the Blues we've got married couple Hugh and Rita.

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-Hello. ALL:

-Hello!

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So, where's home for you two fellas?

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We both live together in Sheffield, but I'm originally from Dover.

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-And I'm originally from Scunthorpe.

-Tell me how you two met.

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We actually met at university.

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We lived across the hall from each other

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and my first day I got a big knock on the front door,

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and there was little shy Fraser there, kicking his feet, saying,

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"Can we be best friends, please?"

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-Are you serious?

-Yeah.

-You're forgetting

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the four cans of lager that I was holding.

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-He had some cheap beer as a present for me.

-Oh, I see. Oh, right.

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OK. And I see you've got a love of drama and film.

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Yeah. I studied drama at university

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but decided it wouldn't be a career for me.

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But we're big fans of the cinema.

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We go to the cinema two, three times a week.

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I'd probably say my favourite film is Quadrophenia, actually, yeah.

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My dad introduced me to it at a really young age

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and it's just kind of stuck with me.

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Fraser, I believe you share your birthday with a celebrity.

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I have the exact same birthday as Justin Bieber,

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so it's always kind of figuring out where I'm at in my life

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in comparison to him.

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I remember my 21st birthday - my mum organised a nice meal for me

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and everything, but then I saw on the news next day

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that he got a Lamborghini.

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At the end of the day, he might have a Lamborghini

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-but I'm on Bargain Hunt.

-Exactly.

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And if you're watching, Justin,

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you've got to apply like anybody else.

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OK. So, when it comes to the tactics...

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Stay away from metals. We don't really know much about them.

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-No.

-And probably go for the weirder items.

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Good luck, boys. I'm turning my attention to the Blues.

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Rita and Hugh. What part of the country do you two come from?

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We're from Melton Mowbray, where the pork pies and Stilton come from.

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-Oh, yes, famous.

-And they only can come from Stilton or Melton.

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Hugh, tell me, how did you meet Rita?

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Well, we met on a Michael Caine film.

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Noticing Rita was rubbing her back, I thought I might be able to help

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as I used to be a reflexologist

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so that was how I managed to get talking to her.

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What do you do on these films? What are you working as?

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Normally I'm a body double and a stand-in for some major actors.

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You probably can't mention them or could you?

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Well, I could say I was the body double

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for the late Robin Williams on Night At The Museum,

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which was a really nice gig to get, dressed as Teddy Roosevelt.

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Oh, right. So, I'm assuming when you met

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it was a leap year because I believe,

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Rita, you did the proposing.

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I got a shop to put a big love heart in their window

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asking Hugh to marry me.

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-Absolutely lost for words.

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Well, you weren't quite lost for words, because you said no.

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LAUGHTER

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You said no?

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I actually wanted to ask Rita myself.

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So what about today? Is there a plan?

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We're probably just going to look for something

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that we think's going to sell.

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Something with animals on. Maybe a duck-billed platypus.

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I've been around quite a few markets,

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and when it comes to duck-billed platypuses,

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in 45 years I've never come across one

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so you might be asking a lot today.

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I know, but we've got to get it in there.

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OK, but before either of you can do any buying,

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you're going to need some money.

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-Yes?

-Yes, we are.

-Yes.

-So, £300 for the Reds.

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Blues, there's your £300.

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-And off you go to meet your respective experts.

-Thank you.

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Well, we could be in for a bit of drama today.

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Shining a spotlight on the best antiques to buy

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are two knowledgeable experts.

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Giving direction for the Reds, it's David Harper.

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And uncovering the best buys for the Blues, it's Gary Pe.

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So what would your dream purchase be?

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One of those old, like, 1950s toy, like, cars

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that children used to have.

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I think something for the garden would be really good.

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My grandad was a rabbit breeder so I've got to find something to do

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-with that. That would be quite interesting.

-OK, yeah.

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You're a strange team, you two, aren't you?

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-Something silver. Maybe something practical.

-Glittery?

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-Yes.

-Yes.

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Teams, your time starts now.

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-Let's go.

-Let's go.

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-Get set, go.

-Go!

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And they're off, and it's not long before the Reds spot something.

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-What about this selection of spoons?

-Tell me why you like them.

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They're in a nice neat matching box

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that looks in relatively good condition,

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-so I presume that maybe it could be worth something.

-To be honest,

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I don't think there's much quality there, so I'm going to veto that.

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I'm going to second that veto.

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Well, there's no messing with these boys.

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Could decisiveness be the name of the game here?

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What period rocks your boat?

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Deco and nouveau.

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-What about modern?

-Not particularly.

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Poole Pottery, English.

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It's functional because it's a clock.

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-It's doesn't kind of leap out.

-No. OK, right.

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Nice try, Gary. Now, how are the strong-minded Reds doing?

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I think they look quite different.

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I quite like them, to be honest.

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They've got that kind of '50s deco look to them.

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They're individual, though, aren't they? They don't come as a set.

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We could possibly ask for them as a set.

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Now, the thing with decanters is you always check to see

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-if the stopper is original to the bottle itself.

-Right.

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Now you can tell with these two, they are absolutely original.

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-Matches up.

-Yeah, they're matching.

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And that one looks right as well.

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The other one...

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Little nibble. Can you see?

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-Yeah.

-So, look, if you turn that upside down now.

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Are you ready?

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You'd better be good at catching this.

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I was on the cricket team school, let's try it.

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-OK.

-Ah, oof...

-No, no, no.

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That's fine. Now we need to lock it.

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One...two and a half.

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-No.

-Yes.

-Really? I didn't know that.

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-Perfect.

-Great tip, there, David.

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Number one has passed the test. Apart from a couple of nibbles.

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Number two...

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Similar sort of age.

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Nibble there.

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So they're all very well nibbled, are they?

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It's not fantastic quality.

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Number three.

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Hmm... It's a bit dicky, but they've got the look.

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I'd want the three for 20 quid as a chancy lot.

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-Good afternoon, sir.

-Hello, there.

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I don't know whether this is worth dragging you in for this.

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-Right.

-You might be very disappointed.

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-How much do we want to pay him?

-About £20.

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Well, they cost me 30 for the three.

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I'm quite happy to sell them to you for £31

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and then I make a pound.

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If it's all right with Fraser, I'd like to accept that.

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-Yes?

-Fraser?

-Yeah, let's do it.

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Well done. Shake the man's hand.

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Well done, boys. That's your first item bagged.

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Meanwhile, Gary is still trying to impress Rita.

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-I spotted something there.

-Uh-huh?

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-Very sculptural.

-Nice.

-Yeah?

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-Very white.

-Yeah?

-It's a torso.

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-I like that, actually.

-Male version of the Venus de Milo.

-Yes.

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I wonder how much it is, though. Is there a price on it?

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I think we have to ask, don't you think?

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Hi. What can I help you with?

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We're just really interested in this piece.

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Can you tell us a little bit about it?

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My sister bought it from a vintage fair

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probably about 20 years ago and she's had it ever since,

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but she's just literally decided to part with it.

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-It's plaster, isn't it?

-Yeah.

-Now, dare we ask, how much that is?

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We had £50 on it.

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-Oh.

-I'd be thinking probably more about 30.

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We could...

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What about 40?

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-BOTH:

-35?

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That would be really good for us. No, 34.

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34, because if they go up in fives...

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And it's Rita's age.

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-Right, OK...

-THEY LAUGH

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Do you know what? Go on, then, we can do it for 34.

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-Thank you.

-That's lovely.

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-Beautiful, that's great.

-Thank you very much.

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One torso in the bag, and a nice bit of haggling, Blues.

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Well done. Both teams have secured one item each,

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and all within the first ten minutes.

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Now, it is back to the boys who have found some Eastern promise.

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-That looks quite different.

-OK.

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What is it about that that you like? The teapot?

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-All of the gold outline.

-It's really, like, intricate and pretty.

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-Quite detailed, isn't it?

-OK. OK.

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Well, there you go. There's one cup. Talk to me about that.

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-It's very small.

-It is very small.

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Where do you think it was made?

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-Erm, abroad, because it says foreign.

-Foreign, yes.

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It's a tourist piece,

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but more likely something that might be brought back

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after the Second World War so after '45, there were bases in Japan,

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you know, for Allied troops.

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And when they were coming back home,

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they were all bringing back tea sets for girlfriends, for relatives.

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And I think it falls into that sort of category.

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-So you're saying there's quite a lot of it out there.

-There's a lot of it

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out there so I would say it's a no.

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The Reds know exactly what they want.

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The Blues, however, are still finding their bearings.

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-Right, which way?

-Shall we turn...right?

-Turn right?

-Right, OK.

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Ooh. Guys, I quite like this.

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Now, I know you were looking for a duck-billed platypus.

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I've found you a duck.

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-Is that a wine decanter?

-It is a decanter, yes.

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-Probably for oil because of the stopper in there.

-Yeah, I would say.

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-I would say oil.

-This is probably from the 1940s.

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-Right.

-OK.

-But it's very much

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in the style of a very famous ceramic designer, Sandoz.

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Edouard-Marcel Sandoz was an Art Deco artist

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who created figural and animal sculptures

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using bronze, ceramic and stone.

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So, while this isn't one of his, it does mimic his work.

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The more I look at it, the more it's growing on me.

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-It's actually a nice piece.

-I see it's got £10 on it.

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-What's your best price you can do that on that?

-Eight.

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-I think... Do you like it?

-Yeah, OK. Go for that.

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Yeah, I think eight is really good.

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Thank you very much.

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It certainly is a bargain, Blues, well done.

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That's your second item in the bag after 16 minutes.

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As time continues to count down for our teams,

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I'm off to find out about a Nottinghamshire man's mission

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to save one very special clock.

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In the 1970s,

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a Nottinghamshire railway worker called Roland Hoggard

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put a massive 18-foot clock on the side of his barn wall.

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He'd spent years renovating it after buying it

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as a broken collection of pieces for just £25.

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So why am I telling you all this?

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Well, that clock was the very one

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that overlooked the platforms at St Pancras Station

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ever since it opened in 1868.

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Roland's clock represented the importance of time

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for the railway network.

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It's easy to forget that in the early 1800s,

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there was no such thing as one standard time in Britain.

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Towns across the country kept their own local times,

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often with as much as 20 minutes' difference between them.

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The need to synchronise time became imperative.

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So, in the 1840s, the railways adopted Greenwich Mean Time,

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a common time for all stations.

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To help passengers,

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huge clocks hung above all main-line station platforms

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and London St Pancras was no exception.

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For more than a century, it towered over the platforms,

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but by the 1970s, its future was uncertain.

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I'm meeting Alan Midleton from the British Horological Institute

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to learn more about its fate.

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Well, St Pancras station was in great disrepair at that time.

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British Railways had planned, I think, to pull the whole place down.

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It has fortunately been saved,

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but what wasn't saved was the station clock, this large dial,

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which was planned to be sold to an American.

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But as they took the dial off the wall,

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it was dropped and, of course, it's made largely of stone and slate,

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so that was the end of that dial, really.

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So that's when the dial was bought by Roland.

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So unusual was Roland's purchase that he made the news.

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The idea of not only preservation,

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it's to make something which would have been scrap

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and bring it back to working order again.

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Roland Hoggard was a retired railwayman

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who'd started work aged just 14.

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Not just passionate about railways,

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Roland was also a keen clock collector,

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so the chance to buy the broken St Pancras clock was unmissable.

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They said to him in the office,

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"Well, how on earth are you going to get all this home?"

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And he said, "I'm a railwayman. By the time I get downstairs,

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"it'll all be loaded into the back of train," and it was.

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They'd loaded the whole lot into the train,

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off it went to Nottingham and then got back to his home,

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which is quite close to here.

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Fantastic.

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Roland pieced the huge broken clock back together,

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fixed it to his barn wall and got it working again using a car battery.

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So how difficult was this for Roland to restore?

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The main part is the dial.

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A dial of that size, all of which was in pieces,

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much of which has been lost, he had to rebuild it.

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So up went the scaffolding at the end of his barn

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and he spent something like 18 months or so

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actually rebuilding this dial

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and then fixing the hands,

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getting it all attached to the clock mechanism and away it went.

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When Roland passed away in 2014,

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the British Horological Institute inherited the clock.

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Although they're currently restoring the dial,

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the 15-foot long hands are on display.

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-They are enormous!

-They are quite large, yes.

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They're the largest pair of hands we have in this building, yes.

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They're in remarkable condition.

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We actually re-gold leafed them. Now they really look brand-new.

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And it's not just the visitors here that benefit from Roland's foresight

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to rescue one of our best-known industrial relics.

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When St Pancras underwent a massive refurbishment in the early 2000s,

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the craftsmen used the original clock to make a replica,

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which is now in St Pancras Station.

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What a great story.

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Back at the fair and, 20 minutes in,

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the Blues are looking for their final item,

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while the Reds still need two more.

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Now, could this be the toy the boys are looking for?

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-I think it might be. I think if might be.

-OK.

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It depends though. How old is it?

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OK. Well, what...?

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No idea still!

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I mean, it is - it does look a bit old. It's got a bit of rust to it.

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But it might have been left outside for a while.

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But its style - what style is it?

0:15:100:15:12

I want to say, like, 1930s maybe. I don't know.

0:15:120:15:15

Bit later than that. With that red and cream, it's '50s or '60s.

0:15:150:15:18

It's not in very good condition, though, is it?

0:15:180:15:20

-No, no.

-It's got a lot of marks and paint and stuff like that.

0:15:200:15:23

Yeah, but it will definitely appeal to toy collectors.

0:15:230:15:28

What have you got on the little fire engine?

0:15:280:15:30

The absolute low I can do is 25.

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25 quid.

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-I think it's a bargain.

-Very happy with what he said, to be honest.

0:15:330:15:36

-Yeah.

-Would you have it?

-Yeah, I'd definitely have it.

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-Let's have it.

-Let's do it, yeah.

-Lovely, we'll have that, thank you.

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-MAN:

-OK, brilliant.

-We'll call back later.

0:15:410:15:43

-Thanks a lot. Well done, boys.

-Awesome.

0:15:430:15:46

Object two. You're on fire!

0:15:480:15:50

Ah, Very good, David,

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and it's exactly what was on Zach's wish list.

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That's now two items for the Reds.

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Back with the Blues and they still have £258 to splash.

0:15:570:16:01

The toy money boxes.

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I think from here they're not that old, as you can see.

0:16:040:16:07

-You can see.

-The paint is too new.

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-So, no. I don't think so.

-No.

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Moving swiftly on, and the Reds think they're on to a winner.

0:16:150:16:18

I like the look of this.

0:16:180:16:19

-You like the look of that?

-Yes.

-Why do you like the look of that?

0:16:210:16:23

Well, I did have a little tip-off about these kinds of items and brass

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and I heard how someone bought it for £5 and it sold for over £60.

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-Do you know what it is?

-No idea.

-It's for putting hot pans on.

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Yes, or a hot kettle.

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-A hot kettle.

-Oh.

-It's called a trivet.

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But the thing is, there are trivets and there are TRIVETS.

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That is quite an ordinary trivet.

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But do you recognise the coat-of-arms?

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-It's British, isn't it?

-It's British.

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Yeah, it's the royal coat-of-arms.

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It's British. So if that's the case, this is a 19th-century piece,

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probably the latter part of the 19th century,

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screaming Queen Victoria,

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1887, the celebration of 50 years on the throne,

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or 1897, 60 years on the throne.

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A lot of these things were made in commemoration.

0:17:060:17:09

-Have you just said they made lots of these?

-Of course they did.

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-Yeah.

-That is may be why it's got £12 on the tag.

-It's cheap enough.

0:17:120:17:15

Is it going to sell for much more than that, do you think?

0:17:150:17:18

It might make its £10 or £20 worth in auction.

0:17:180:17:22

I think if we were at a different point in the day,

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when we didn't only have one item left to select,

0:17:240:17:26

-I think we would go for this.

-Yes.

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Because we've got a fair bit of time.

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-We have actually.

-We've only got to make one more selection,

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I think we should probably move on and maybe come back to it.

0:17:310:17:34

OK. Listen, I don't think it's going to go anywhere, is it?

0:17:340:17:37

Come on!

0:17:370:17:38

-Is that us being cool?

-Yeah.

0:17:400:17:41

No, definitely not, actually!

0:17:410:17:43

While the Reds work on their cool credentials,

0:17:430:17:45

the Blues have found something shiny.

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This should please Rita.

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-A Georgian tea strainer.

-Georgian. Hmm... I wonder if it is.

0:17:490:17:52

It looks silver or is it silver gilt?

0:17:520:17:55

-Obviously it's silver.

-Let's have a look at it.

-Shall I get it out?

0:17:550:17:58

Let's take it out.

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It is gilded in the interior. Now there's a purpose for that,

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because silver and acid don't interact well.

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-No.

-So obviously a coating of gold is ideal

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so that, you know, it retains its look.

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Now, if it's silver, there should be hallmarks...

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-There you go.

-Yes, there you go.

0:18:210:18:23

I think you're quite right, I think it is Georgian.

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Why has it got a squeezy bit there?

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Because it's not for tea bags, obviously.

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If I take that teapot...

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Yeah.

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-See that spout?

-Yeah.

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What if I insert that...?

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Oh, and you pour the boiling water on to the tea.

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In there, and by the action of...

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And that catches any leaves that come out instead of... Yeah, OK.

0:18:430:18:47

-Is there a price on it?

-There's no price.

-Shall I go and ask?

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-I think we should.

-OK, I'll go and ask.

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Rita's off to consult the dealer, who's a bit camera shy.

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-MAN:

-You'll never find another one, they're as rare as hen's teeth.

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-OK.

-Right, I've had a word with the dealer.

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He says that these are very rare.

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He wants 150 for it,

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but I've got him down to 110.

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But personally, I still feel that that's too much of a chance.

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So the Blues play it safe.

0:19:120:19:13

Zach, on the other hand, wants to pull something out of the hat.

0:19:130:19:16

-Rabbits!

-Oh, my...

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-I don't particularly like them, but they are...

-They are rabbits.

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-They are rabbits.

-Not the response Zach was looking for.

0:19:220:19:25

So, moving on.

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Do we like a bit of Clarice, Clarice Cliff?

0:19:260:19:28

-Yeah, yeah.

-1920s, '30s Art Deco kind of thing, yeah.

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The earlier period. OK, what do you think?

0:19:310:19:34

I think she's one of my all-time heroes of the 20th century.

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She was born in the late 19th or early 20th century

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but at the age of about 11 went into the potteries in Stoke-on-Trent

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and worked her way through different departments

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-so she could learn new skills.

-Wow.

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And she became so good that the salesmen took her designs

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and they showed them to the retailers. The retailers loved them,

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came back to the factory and said, "We want to stock this range."

0:19:560:20:00

It's a lovely thing, but this is the bottom range.

0:20:000:20:04

It's not the hundreds of pounds, it's the low tens of pounds.

0:20:040:20:07

So what kind of margins do you think we're going to make on that, then?

0:20:070:20:09

Well, she's got £22.50 on it, 22 quid, so we'll get for 20 quid.

0:20:090:20:15

It'll probably make £30.

0:20:150:20:17

-I don't know if we want to aim higher. I don't know.

-Yeah.

0:20:180:20:22

Yeah, we can achieve more.

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Decisiveness yet again, Reds, but, with 50 minutes left,

0:20:240:20:27

they'll need to find something soon.

0:20:270:20:29

So will you, Blues.

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-Right.

-These.

-Oh, OK.

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They're majolica tiles. They look to be possibly English.

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-Early 20th century.

-Or late, late 19th century.

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Yeah.

0:20:420:20:43

-So would they be on the fireplace?

-Yes, it's one of the uses.

0:20:430:20:46

So, obviously the panels have been framed to hang on a wall.

0:20:460:20:51

Let's have a look. Shall we put this on top of this chair here,

0:20:510:20:56

so we can have a better and proper look?

0:20:560:20:59

-Some of the glazing's very, very slightly cracked on that tile.

-OK.

0:20:590:21:04

It's not a crack, it's what you would call a craze.

0:21:040:21:06

-Oh, right, OK.

-Unfortunately, there's a backing here.

0:21:060:21:10

-I think we need to call in the dealer.

-OK.

-Can we?

-OK.

0:21:100:21:13

-Hi.

-Hello.

-Could you tell us more about this?

0:21:130:21:17

Yes, that's been labelled up wrong somehow.

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They're Art Nouveau. They're from a fireplace and they are Minton.

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The Minton mark on these tiles is hidden on the back.

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Consequently, it's impossible to confirm conclusively

0:21:270:21:30

that these tiles are late Victorian and not later productions.

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-They are Minton, you've seen the mark?

-Yes.

0:21:350:21:37

-So did you have these framed yourself?

-Yes, we have. Yes.

-Oh, OK.

0:21:370:21:39

Right. They're English.

0:21:390:21:41

-Right.

-Obviously, English majolica.

0:21:410:21:44

That would be from 1890 to about early 1905.

0:21:440:21:47

-Yeah.

-Priced at £95.

0:21:470:21:50

-That's a bit too much for me.

-Yeah.

0:21:500:21:55

I would still be thinking maybe £45 the pair for those.

0:21:550:22:00

I could do £50 for the pair.

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Can you just drop it a bit?

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Just £1 because they go up in £5 increments.

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-49?

-Could you do 49?

0:22:070:22:09

-Yeah, I'll do 49.

-Do you think we could make a profit with that?

0:22:090:22:12

That's close to 50%, so that rocks my boat.

0:22:120:22:15

-Fantastic.

-Excellent.

-We like them.

-Yeah.

-We like them.

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Another decorative item bought and our final item.

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So that's it.

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It is, Hugh. Well done, Blues.

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You're all done and dusted and with ten minutes to spare.

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It's down to you now, Reds.

0:22:280:22:29

-That's different.

-Oh, wow, that's really cool.

0:22:290:22:32

-It's a walking stick, isn't it?

-It's a walking stick, yeah.

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Made from what, then, Fraser?

0:22:350:22:36

Well, that's definitely the antler of a...

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-A deer.

-I've no kind of what kind of wood it is, though.

0:22:390:22:41

It's probably a root, isn't it?

0:22:410:22:43

It looks a bit like a root, unless it has been twisted.

0:22:430:22:46

-Quite a cool thing.

-It's really cool, yeah. It's very different.

0:22:460:22:49

I think this is in line with what we've been talking about all day.

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Being a bit weird and out there, taking chances on it.

0:22:510:22:54

I think it's a particularly nice one.

0:22:540:22:56

I don't know whether it's got a great deal of age to it.

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-How much is it?

-WOMAN:

-£35.

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Knock a tenner off for us, £25?

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I'll do 28.

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28.

0:23:040:23:05

Well, you know what?

0:23:050:23:07

Where will you find another one for £28?

0:23:070:23:10

There's nothing like this anywhere else, is there?

0:23:100:23:13

I think £28 is a good deal.

0:23:130:23:14

It's fine, and it's our third purchase, yeah?

0:23:140:23:17

Three distinctly different things.

0:23:170:23:18

-Yeah.

-Are you sure? No Clarice Cliff, no trivet.

0:23:180:23:21

Er...

0:23:210:23:23

Yeah!

0:23:230:23:25

You've got seven minutes to run and get the trivet if you want it

0:23:250:23:28

-or you buy that.

-Let's get this.

0:23:280:23:30

I'm not into running, let's go get that.

0:23:300:23:32

We'll have it, thank you. Thank you very much. Well done, chaps.

0:23:320:23:35

Well done, Reds. That's your third and final item and.

0:23:350:23:38

with seven minutes to spare, I'm going to call time early.

0:23:380:23:41

Let's remind ourselves what the Red team bought.

0:23:440:23:46

First up, they got this set of three Art Deco-style decanters for £31.

0:23:470:23:53

Next, it was this retro-style fire truck. Price paid - £25.

0:23:540:23:58

Finally, this rustic walking stick set them back £28.

0:24:000:24:04

Well, David, I think a case of two cool dudes go shopping.

0:24:050:24:10

-Er, three, Eric. Please include me in this.

-Oh, OK.

0:24:100:24:12

Yes, of course. So, Fraser, favourite item?

0:24:120:24:15

It's going to have to be the shepherd's crook, I think. Yeah.

0:24:150:24:17

It's just odd. I quite like that.

0:24:170:24:19

But of the three items,

0:24:190:24:20

which is going to give you the biggest return?

0:24:200:24:22

The toy car, maybe. You sounded quite confident about that one.

0:24:220:24:26

-Yeah.

-Zach, what about yourself? Just tell me your favourite item.

0:24:260:24:29

It's going to have to be the toy car. It's what I was looking for

0:24:290:24:32

and I also think it's going to bring the most amount of profit.

0:24:320:24:35

So not a massive spend, lads, was it?

0:24:350:24:36

-£84.

-So you're going to give me £216, is that right, Fraser?

0:24:360:24:40

I should do, yeah. There's one.

0:24:400:24:41

OK, splash the cash, come on.

0:24:410:24:43

Straight across there.

0:24:430:24:45

Mr Harper, is there something out there that's caught your eye?

0:24:450:24:48

Yeah, there is, a few things.

0:24:480:24:50

These are a couple of butch, kind of manly young men.

0:24:500:24:52

Exactly, see the way they plume themselves up?

0:24:520:24:55

I've got something in mind.

0:24:550:24:56

-Something a bit butch and manly.

-Oh, you are a cool dude.

0:24:560:24:59

So, while David goes off to find something rather manly,

0:25:000:25:03

let's remind ourselves what the Blue team bought.

0:25:030:25:05

First up, the male plaster torso seduced them at £34.

0:25:070:25:11

Next, was the porcelain duck decanter, billed at £8.

0:25:130:25:17

And finally, this pair of Art Nouveau-style tile panels for £49.

0:25:170:25:23

Well, Gary, I thought that was

0:25:230:25:24

something of a steady shop - would you agree?

0:25:240:25:27

Very focused. They knew what they wanted.

0:25:270:25:30

So, Hugh, tell me your favourite item.

0:25:300:25:32

My favourite item was the torso.

0:25:320:25:34

I think that's a really lovely decorative item.

0:25:340:25:36

Which is the one that's going to give you two the biggest profit?

0:25:360:25:39

I think it's going to be that one

0:25:390:25:40

because I think if a couple of people like it,

0:25:400:25:42

they're going to pay lots of money for it.

0:25:420:25:44

OK, Rita, what about yourself? What's your favourite item?

0:25:440:25:47

The Art Nouveau tiles.

0:25:470:25:49

It ticked all the right boxes, as far as I was concerned.

0:25:490:25:51

Which of the three is going to give you the biggest profit?

0:25:510:25:54

I think there's a good chance

0:25:540:25:56

that that might be the duck jug that Gary picked out.

0:25:560:25:59

-Total spend was?

-£91.

0:25:590:26:02

So who's going to give me £209?

0:26:020:26:05

There we go.

0:26:050:26:07

Thank you. So, Gary.

0:26:070:26:09

-Thank you, sir.

-So, £209. You could do an awful lot of good with that,

0:26:090:26:14

-couldn't you?

-I think so.

0:26:140:26:16

I think I'm going to go for something dramatic.

0:26:160:26:19

So while Gary goes off for a dramatic bonus buy,

0:26:190:26:23

we're going off to the auction.

0:26:230:26:25

Well, we've headed east and we're in the city of Lincoln

0:26:330:26:36

and we've come to the saleroom of Golding, Young and Mawer

0:26:360:26:40

and I'm joined by Colin Young.

0:26:400:26:42

Well, welcome, Eric, back to the fine county of Lincolnshire.

0:26:420:26:44

Thank you. Let's get on with the business, let's talk Red team.

0:26:440:26:47

Their first items are these decanters

0:26:470:26:50

which strike me as probably 1950s.

0:26:500:26:53

Yeah, absolutely. Very much of the period.

0:26:530:26:55

I suppose now it comes under that market of retro, really, doesn't it?

0:26:550:26:58

Described as sugar-glass decanters.

0:26:580:27:01

I suppose that's this granular texture, isn't it?

0:27:010:27:04

It is, yeah. It's the finish that has been applied to it.

0:27:040:27:07

-Very pretty things. Estimate?

-£25-40 for all three.

0:27:070:27:10

They paid £31. I think that was a pretty good buy, don't you?

0:27:100:27:13

-Yeah. They're decorative at £10 each, aren't they?

-They are as well.

0:27:130:27:16

Second item that they purchased

0:27:160:27:18

was this retro-style fire engine of sorts.

0:27:180:27:22

Difficult to date really - '60s, '70s, '80s.

0:27:220:27:25

I suppose it could even be modern-day.

0:27:250:27:26

It could. I mean, it's got a little bit of rust on it

0:27:260:27:29

which would intimate that it has got some age about it.

0:27:290:27:32

As for estimate, we've put £25-40 on it.

0:27:320:27:35

OK, they'll live with that, the two boys,

0:27:350:27:37

especially because they consider this their best buy

0:27:370:27:40

and they paid £25 for it.

0:27:400:27:42

-OK.

-So we'll watch and see.

0:27:420:27:44

And item number three is this very rustic-looking walking stick.

0:27:440:27:50

I mean, there can't be another one out there, can there?

0:27:500:27:53

Not quite the same, it has to be said.

0:27:530:27:55

No! Look at that, it's the weird and wonderful, it really is.

0:27:550:27:58

I don't think it's going to excite walking stick collectors,

0:27:580:28:02

but it's got to be worth £25-40.

0:28:020:28:04

They paid £28 for that.

0:28:040:28:07

-OK.

-So three reasonable buys.

0:28:070:28:10

They may not need their bonus buy,

0:28:100:28:12

but let's find out what it is anyway.

0:28:120:28:14

-Feeling the tension, boys?

-Yep.

-A sense of excitement?

0:28:150:28:18

-Yeah.

-Oh, yeah.

-Good. We want you buzzing, don't we?

0:28:180:28:20

-Oh, buzzing, buzzing.

-David, these boys gave you £216 to go and spend.

0:28:200:28:25

-I know, I know.

-So would you like to reveal your bonus buy?

0:28:250:28:27

They're looking very worried, they are.

0:28:270:28:30

-Oh.

-It's a trunk.

0:28:310:28:33

It is a trunk and it contains manly tools.

0:28:330:28:37

Wow!

0:28:370:28:39

You've got trays and trays of old tools,

0:28:390:28:41

but I think you've got a double whammy here.

0:28:410:28:43

You've got somebody who might be interested in tools,

0:28:430:28:46

old ones and then you've got the trunk itself.

0:28:460:28:50

Late 19th, early 20th century.

0:28:500:28:52

It's pine, it's been ebonised,

0:28:520:28:54

but it's got that wonderful beat-up look.

0:28:540:28:56

-I like it.

-I agree. I like it as well.

-What would you use it for?

0:28:560:29:00

Maybe convert into some sort of wine container,

0:29:000:29:02

so it would be a bit edgy and cool.

0:29:020:29:04

It's got multipurposes, hasn't it?

0:29:040:29:06

That's what I was hoping in the auction.

0:29:060:29:08

It's not just going to be sold to a bloke who wants it in his shed.

0:29:080:29:11

-So what do you think I paid for it, Zach?

-I'd say 150.

0:29:110:29:14

-Good, you're the kind of guy I like. 65.

-Oh, right, OK. Nice.

0:29:140:29:17

How much do you think it's going to fetch at auction then?

0:29:170:29:20

I'd love it to make 100 quid.

0:29:200:29:22

I see no reason why it couldn't touch three figures.

0:29:220:29:25

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

0:29:250:29:27

Wait till you've sold your first three items

0:29:270:29:29

and then you make your decision.

0:29:290:29:31

But, meanwhile, let's find out what the auctioneer has to say

0:29:310:29:35

about David's box of tricks.

0:29:350:29:37

So here it is.

0:29:390:29:40

It's a painted pine tool chest with a good number of tools.

0:29:400:29:44

Classic combination of a good tool chest

0:29:440:29:47

that's got a selection of tools,

0:29:470:29:49

of which none of them are of any real value,

0:29:490:29:51

but they do make the lot look good, don't they?

0:29:510:29:54

Yeah. How do you reckon it?

0:29:540:29:55

40-60, based on there's got to be £30-40 worth of box there

0:29:550:29:59

and there's just a little bit in the chisels

0:29:590:30:02

and bits of kit that's in there.

0:30:020:30:03

David went out. He paid £65 for that little ensemble.

0:30:030:30:09

It's got possibilities, yes?

0:30:090:30:10

Yeah, fingers crossed. Might be the extra bid or two.

0:30:100:30:13

Well, let's see if the Reds go for it.

0:30:130:30:15

But let's move our attention to the Blue team.

0:30:150:30:18

This is Hugh and Rita and their first item is the torso.

0:30:180:30:23

-What do you think?

-There's going to be a lot of people

0:30:230:30:27

looking for this type of interior

0:30:270:30:28

and I think the traditional antiquity collector would

0:30:280:30:32

-certainly spend at least £50 on something like this.

-Oh, yeah.

0:30:320:30:35

So in terms of estimate we'll go for £50-80.

0:30:350:30:39

Paid £34, which I thought was quite a good buy.

0:30:390:30:41

-That's quite a good buy.

-Yeah, I think so too.

0:30:410:30:43

So the second item is this white porcelain decanter.

0:30:430:30:47

I think Gary wielded a certain amount of influence

0:30:470:30:50

in this purchase.

0:30:500:30:51

He could see it possibly being by a man called Sandoz

0:30:510:30:55

but it's not marked.

0:30:550:30:56

No. That's where my big concern comes in that it's not very old

0:30:560:31:02

and that's very clear, which means mass production and,

0:31:020:31:06

yeah, might be sort of £5-15.

0:31:060:31:09

-He only paid £8 for it.

-That's perfect, then, isn't it?

0:31:090:31:12

Well, there you go. So hopefully it will turn up trumps for them.

0:31:120:31:16

But the third buy was this pair of tile panels.

0:31:160:31:21

Art Nouveau style.

0:31:210:31:24

Yes. I think that's as close as we can get in terms of dating them.

0:31:240:31:30

I mean, it's really strong colours, nice and vibrant.

0:31:300:31:33

The sort of thing you would expect

0:31:330:31:35

in a late Victorian cast-iron fireplace.

0:31:350:31:39

Have these been taken out of that and reframed?

0:31:390:31:42

I think it's the other way round.

0:31:420:31:43

I think they're modern ones that have just been framed up.

0:31:430:31:47

-Estimate?

-£25-40.

0:31:470:31:49

Yeah, paid £49 for them.

0:31:490:31:51

Well, all things considered,

0:31:510:31:53

I think it's going to be well worth considering the bonus buy

0:31:530:31:57

so let's find out what it is.

0:31:570:31:58

Rita and Hugh, you gave Gary £209 to go out and find a bonus buy.

0:32:000:32:06

Gary, we'd like to know what you spent it on.

0:32:060:32:09

Well, remember that torso you got so excited about?

0:32:100:32:14

-Yeah.

-Well, I thought this provided the perfect combination.

0:32:140:32:19

And something dramatic.

0:32:200:32:23

-Beautiful.

-That's really nice.

0:32:230:32:24

A male nude and an angel.

0:32:240:32:27

Has it got any age to it?

0:32:270:32:28

Yes, this would be sort of late 19th century, early 20th century.

0:32:280:32:33

Is it a limited edition type thing? Do you know how many there were?

0:32:330:32:37

I don't know. I don't know. There's a title to it.

0:32:370:32:39

-It says Hope.

-Hope.

0:32:390:32:41

-Oh, right!

-Ooh!

-That's very apt.

0:32:410:32:43

How much did you pay for it?

0:32:430:32:45

-30.

-Wow, bargain.

0:32:450:32:48

How much do you think this is going to fetch at auction, if we're lucky?

0:32:480:32:51

-Double.

-Double. OK, I can live with that.

0:32:530:32:55

Remember, you two, you don't have to make your decision now.

0:32:570:33:00

Wait till you've sold your first three items

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and that's when you decide.

0:33:020:33:04

But in the meantime,

0:33:040:33:05

let's find out what the auctioneer has to say

0:33:050:33:08

about Gary's dramatic print.

0:33:080:33:10

Well, here it is, Colin.

0:33:120:33:14

A little bit eerie for me, I have to admit.

0:33:150:33:17

It's entitled Hope.

0:33:170:33:18

A monochrome print, copyrighted from 1894,

0:33:180:33:22

very much of that sort of period.

0:33:220:33:25

And I suppose, really, a difficult seller in today's market.

0:33:250:33:28

-What do you reckon it?

-Well, £25-40.

0:33:280:33:31

Generally, they make next to nothing, but it's big, it's bold.

0:33:310:33:34

It's got a good strong frame on it,

0:33:340:33:36

it should be worth that as a wall filler.

0:33:360:33:38

Gary spent £30 on it.

0:33:380:33:40

OK. Just don't see much of a profit for him.

0:33:400:33:43

All right. Well, let's see whether they go for it.

0:33:430:33:46

But in the meantime, who's going to be the auctioneer today?

0:33:460:33:48

Well, it's my favourite part of the job,

0:33:480:33:50

so you're going to be landed with me.

0:33:500:33:53

This is could be interesting.

0:33:530:33:55

40 bid. 5, 50. 5.

0:33:560:33:57

60. 5. 70. 5. Sold.

0:33:570:34:01

Gentleman, how are we?

0:34:010:34:03

-Good, thank you.

-Yeah, really good.

-Ever been to an auction before?

0:34:030:34:06

-No. No.

-That's why they're smiling, Eric.

0:34:060:34:09

Well, you're just about to find out what you're in for.

0:34:110:34:13

But either way, it is an exciting place to be.

0:34:130:34:16

We think so and we've been doing it for donkey's years, haven't we?

0:34:160:34:18

-Absolutely.

-OK. So your first item's coming up.

0:34:180:34:21

It's the three Art Deco-style decanters.

0:34:210:34:25

Paid 31. Coming up now.

0:34:250:34:27

Lot 260, three Art Deco continental sugar-glass decanters.

0:34:270:34:31

Who's going to start me, then? £50 for the lot.

0:34:310:34:33

£50, anybody? 50, 40, 30.

0:34:330:34:35

-It's only £10 each.

-Go on.

0:34:350:34:37

£30? 20 to go, then. 20? Look at what we're selling here.

0:34:370:34:40

£20, anyone? 20, and 10.

0:34:400:34:41

£10. 10 to go, then.

0:34:410:34:42

10 bid. At 12, 15, 15, 18, no? 15 but a bid. 18 now, surely.

0:34:420:34:45

-That's it. Keep it rolling.

-18? 18, 20 bid, 2 bid, at 2, and 5.

0:34:450:34:49

-This is what we like.

-Go on!

0:34:490:34:51

-Come on.

-On my left here, then.

0:34:510:34:53

The net's out. Sells in the room at £25.

0:34:530:34:56

Oh, £25.

0:34:560:34:59

They deserved to do better, boys,

0:34:590:35:02

but, hey-ho, they're in at minus £6.

0:35:020:35:04

The next lot that's coming up

0:35:040:35:06

is your retro-style Hook And Ladder fire chief push-along toy.

0:35:060:35:10

You paid £25 for it.

0:35:100:35:12

Coming up now.

0:35:120:35:13

Lot 262 is a retro-style Hook And Ladder fire chief car.

0:35:130:35:18

Who's going to start me at £40 for it?

0:35:180:35:20

£40, anybody? 40?

0:35:200:35:21

30 to go, then. 30? £20, £20, and 10 to go, then.

0:35:210:35:24

-10.

-Oh, come on!

0:35:240:35:25

10 bid, 10. 12 now, do I see it?

0:35:250:35:27

12 bid, 15 bid, 18 bid, 20 bid, 2 now?

0:35:270:35:30

At £20 bid, 2 for anybody else now.

0:35:300:35:32

-The dream purchase!

-Come on!

0:35:320:35:35

28 bid, quickly.

0:35:350:35:36

28 bid. 30.

0:35:360:35:38

-Go on!

-LAUGHTER

0:35:380:35:40

-30. 2 now, do I see?

-Yes!

0:35:400:35:42

30 there. 2 from either of you now?

0:35:420:35:44

32 on the net. 35.

0:35:440:35:46

-Yes!

-35 back in the room, then.

0:35:460:35:48

Any more bids? Last call for everybody.

0:35:480:35:49

Selling in the centre of the room at £35.

0:35:490:35:53

Get in!

0:35:530:35:55

Well done, boys.

0:35:550:35:57

Plus 10, which gets your rolling total to, wait for this, plus £4.

0:35:570:36:02

-Yes!

-Great.

-£4!

-So, we've moved out of the minus.

0:36:020:36:05

You're into the positive.

0:36:050:36:07

We've got your third item coming up.

0:36:070:36:08

You paid £28 for it. Let's see what the walking stick market

0:36:080:36:11

is like in this part of the world.

0:36:110:36:13

Lot number 264 is the rustic walking stick with horn handle.

0:36:130:36:17

Who's going to start me at £30?

0:36:170:36:19

30? 20 to go then, surely.

0:36:190:36:21

£20, anybody, 20? 10?

0:36:210:36:23

-Oh, come on.

-£10, thank you, sir.

0:36:230:36:25

10 bid. 12, 15, 18? Nope.

0:36:250:36:28

15 bid. 18 for anybody else now?

0:36:280:36:30

-£15 bid, last call.

-Oh, come on!

0:36:300:36:32

At £15, are we all done?

0:36:320:36:33

We sell, then, at £15.

0:36:330:36:36

Lost our profit.

0:36:360:36:38

-Boo!

-OK, 15...

0:36:380:36:40

So that's minus 13,

0:36:410:36:44

so we're at minus £9.

0:36:440:36:46

-Single figures.

-The question is, are you going to go with your bonus buy?

0:36:460:36:49

I think so. I want to.

0:36:500:36:52

I do have faith.

0:36:520:36:53

It's your tool chest with all those tools.

0:36:530:36:56

David paid 65 for it.

0:36:560:36:57

It can work.

0:36:570:36:59

OK. Off you go.

0:36:590:37:00

Lot number 269, 19th or early 20th century

0:37:000:37:04

ebonised pine tool chest this time.

0:37:040:37:06

Shall we say £80 for it?

0:37:060:37:07

-Let's say more.

-£80. £50. Anybody?

0:37:070:37:10

50? 40?

0:37:100:37:11

-Oh!

-£30 to go, then, surely?

0:37:110:37:12

£30, anybody? 30, quickly now for the tool chest.

0:37:120:37:14

£30, Victorian tool chest.

0:37:140:37:16

30 is bid. At 30, bid 2.

0:37:160:37:17

Making it 2. 2 bid. At 2. 5? 5 bid. At 5. 38 now?

0:37:170:37:21

-Come on.

-At £35. Are we all done? 8, now, surely?

0:37:210:37:24

£35, we're on the market.

0:37:240:37:25

38 on the net. 38 bid, 40 now?

0:37:250:37:28

£38, net bidder has it. At £38, 40?

0:37:280:37:30

Last call for the room, then.

0:37:300:37:31

On the net, then. Selling on the net at £38.

0:37:310:37:34

Done at 38.

0:37:340:37:35

38. Ouch.

0:37:350:37:37

Erm, either way, it gives you a minus 27 on that.

0:37:370:37:42

We're now at minus 36.

0:37:420:37:43

-Pleased with that, boys?

-Can we borrow a fiver to get home?

0:37:430:37:46

Is that all right?

0:37:460:37:48

-Listen, boys, not a word to the Blues, OK?

-Yep.

0:37:480:37:51

-So, Rita and Hill, how are you feeling?

-Excited. Nervous.

0:37:550:37:58

-Very excited.

-Yeah, you are.

0:37:580:38:00

There's a hint of trepidation here, Gary, isn't there?

0:38:000:38:02

More than a hint!

0:38:020:38:03

Have you been to an auction before?

0:38:030:38:05

-I have not.

-Many years ago. I used to go with my dad.

0:38:050:38:09

Well, either way, your first item is about to come up.

0:38:090:38:11

It's that sculpture of a male torso.

0:38:110:38:14

You paid £34 for it.

0:38:140:38:16

Let's see. That is a stylish thing.

0:38:160:38:18

Lot number 285 is a modern simulated marble sculpture.

0:38:180:38:22

This time, the male torso there.

0:38:220:38:24

Start me at £80 for it. £80, anybody?

0:38:240:38:26

80? 50 to go, then, surely.

0:38:260:38:27

50? Who's first in? £50?

0:38:270:38:29

50? 30? £30, quickly now.

0:38:290:38:31

30 is bid, at £30 on the net.

0:38:310:38:33

At 30 bid. 32 now, do I see?

0:38:330:38:35

Come on. Oh, come on. £30 bid, 2 for anybody else now?

0:38:350:38:38

Maiden bid has it. Any more bids?

0:38:380:38:39

-No!

-Come on.

-Oh, come on!

0:38:390:38:42

-Come on, come on.

-It's all action on the internet. At £30 bid.

0:38:420:38:45

-32 on the net.

-Hooray!

-32!

0:38:450:38:47

Last call, then, selling at £32.

0:38:470:38:51

-ALL:

-Oh!

0:38:510:38:53

32.

0:38:540:38:55

Minus 2.

0:38:550:38:57

So, the next item is the continental porcelain decanter. £8.

0:38:570:39:01

-There's got to be a profit in this, Gary!

-Got to, got to.

0:39:010:39:04

£30 do you have for me?

0:39:040:39:05

£30, anybody? £20.

0:39:050:39:07

£10, anybody?

0:39:070:39:08

Tenner. £5, anyone.

0:39:080:39:10

-£5.

-Oh, come on.

0:39:100:39:12

Fiver. A couple of pounds.

0:39:120:39:14

Start with a pound.

0:39:140:39:15

1. At 1 bid.

0:39:150:39:17

We've broken a duck, at 1 bid.

0:39:170:39:18

-Oh...

-3 bid, 4 bid, 5 now.

0:39:180:39:20

Do I see from anybody else?

0:39:200:39:22

5, front row. 6 bid, 7. 7 bid, 8? No.

0:39:220:39:27

At 7. It's lucky 7 in the front, then.

0:39:270:39:29

At £7, front row has it. Selling then at £7.

0:39:290:39:33

-Sold.

-Oh, no!

-Oh, minus one.

0:39:340:39:35

Minus one!

0:39:350:39:37

Minus one. Running total now, minus three, OK?

0:39:370:39:41

Right, here's your pair of Art Nouveau-style panels.

0:39:410:39:44

You paid £49 for them.

0:39:440:39:46

They're coming up now.

0:39:460:39:47

Lot number 289

0:39:470:39:49

is the pair of Art Nouveau tile fields, this time.

0:39:490:39:53

£40, anyone? 40? 30? 20 to go, then?

0:39:530:39:56

10?

0:39:560:39:58

10 is bid. 12 now? 12 on the net. 15 in the room. 18, 20, 2.

0:39:580:40:03

Quickly now. Two fabulous-looking things.

0:40:030:40:05

22, 25, 28.

0:40:050:40:07

-Ooh, good.

-Come on.

-30 in the room.

0:40:070:40:08

32 now. 32, 35? 5 bid.

0:40:080:40:12

38? 38. 40? No.

0:40:120:40:14

-Go on, 40. Go on.

-At £38.

0:40:140:40:17

Is there 40 from anywhere else, then?

0:40:170:40:18

At £38, last call for everybody. Sells on the net at £38.

0:40:180:40:22

Oh!

0:40:220:40:23

Minus 11.

0:40:230:40:25

So, you paid 49, sold for 38, minus 11.

0:40:250:40:28

Gives us a rolling total of minus 14.

0:40:280:40:31

Oh!

0:40:310:40:33

It is not the end of the world.

0:40:330:40:35

I know, I keep saying this to people, but, either way,

0:40:350:40:39

it does beg the question, are we going with the bonus buy?

0:40:390:40:42

-Yes.

-Gary paid £30 for it.

0:40:420:40:45

You get a lot of print for your money, a lot of good frame.

0:40:450:40:47

-A lot of frame, yeah.

-Yes, yes.

-The auctioneer's got faith,

0:40:470:40:49

cos he thinks it should be worth 25-40.

0:40:490:40:52

Lot 294 is the monochrome print titled Hope.

0:40:520:40:56

Who's going to start me at £50 for it? 50?

0:40:560:40:59

Nearly the size of the rostrum, it is. £50.

0:40:590:41:02

-It is big.

-It's a great piece.

-It's gorgeous.

0:41:020:41:05

30? £20, anybody?

0:41:050:41:07

£20, do you have for me? 10?

0:41:070:41:09

£5?

0:41:090:41:11

No!

0:41:110:41:12

A pound is bid.

0:41:120:41:14

Wow.

0:41:140:41:15

What a bargain, that is.

0:41:150:41:17

£1 is all I'm bid.

0:41:170:41:19

£2 is bid on the internet.

0:41:190:41:21

£3 is bid.

0:41:210:41:22

The condition is very, very good on it, as well.

0:41:220:41:25

Selling then at £3.

0:41:260:41:28

All I can do is apologise, but say that's the market.

0:41:280:41:32

Oh, right.

0:41:320:41:35

-Sorry.

-OK.

0:41:350:41:36

Minus 27. Now gives us a rolling total of minus £41.

0:41:360:41:42

Oh, well. It's OK.

0:41:420:41:45

OK.

0:41:450:41:46

Hey-ho. You win some, you lose some.

0:41:460:41:49

Erm, one final word -

0:41:490:41:50

not a word to the Reds.

0:41:500:41:52

-No.

-No worries.

-We're schtum.

0:41:520:41:54

So, are we still full of the happy factor?

0:41:590:42:01

That's what I'm saying. Yes, yes, yes?

0:42:010:42:03

It's been a very close competition between you.

0:42:030:42:06

Now, listen. No, don't get too excited...

0:42:060:42:08

..because nobody made a profit.

0:42:090:42:11

So, nobody's taking any money and I can tell you now,

0:42:110:42:15

that there's only £5 in it.

0:42:150:42:17

-No.

-Ooh!

0:42:170:42:19

Yes! So, we do have a winner and we do have a runner-up,

0:42:190:42:22

and the winner on this occasion

0:42:220:42:24

are the Red team.

0:42:240:42:25

-Yes!

-Oh, yes.

-Well done.

-What's happened to you?

0:42:250:42:29

Well, while they go over the top, OK...

0:42:310:42:33

-Over the top.

-..you were let down big time...

0:42:330:42:36

-By the bonus buy.

-..by the bonus buy.

0:42:360:42:39

-But it was beautiful.

-But well done, Blues, anyway.

0:42:390:42:42

And what do we say?

0:42:420:42:43

Look at these faces on these lads, eh?

0:42:430:42:45

It looks like they've done the triple, don't they?

0:42:450:42:48

-It does.

-I think it's more shock than anything else.

0:42:480:42:51

-Absolutely.

-You did make one positive.

0:42:510:42:53

You did make a profit on the children's toy, didn't you?

0:42:530:42:57

Yeah, yeah. Well, I said, I said that was my dream item...

0:42:570:42:59

-Yeah, you did.

-..and it pulled through.

0:42:590:43:01

Well, it did pull through, because it gave you minus 36 as a total.

0:43:010:43:05

So, as I say, £5 in it.

0:43:050:43:08

But, either way, have we enjoyed ourselves, everybody?

0:43:080:43:11

-Yes, yes.

-That's what it's all about.

0:43:110:43:14

And we do hope that you've enjoyed watching at home.

0:43:140:43:17

In the meantime, you can catch us on our website,

0:43:170:43:21

or follow us on Twitter.

0:43:210:43:23

But better still, why not join us next time,

0:43:230:43:25

for some more bargain hunting. Yes? Yes!

0:43:250:43:28

Eric Knowles presents from Southwell Racecourse in Nottinghamshire. Experts David Harper and Gary Pe help guide the reds and blues as they buy three items with £300, which they hope will make a profit at the auction. The reds show David how to be cool, while the blues go in search of a duck-billed platypus.

Eric also pays a visit to the Museum of Time Keeping to find out about a local man's mission to save the St Pancras Railway Clock.