VO: The nation's favorite antiques experts, £200 each and one big challenge.
Well, duck, do I buy you or don't I?
VO: Who can make the most money, buying and selling antiques, as they scour the UK?
VO: The aim is, trade up and hope that each antique turns a profit.
But it's not as easy as it looks, and dreams of glory can end in tatters.
VO: So will it be the fast lane to success or the slow road to bankruptcy?
That's the sweat over.
VO: This is the Antiques Road Trip.
VO: This week we're in the capable hands of a pair of auctioneers - Anita Manning and James Lewis.
JAMES (JL): I hate this.
I'd much rather be up there... ANITA (AM): I know.
JL: ..than down here.
VO: Anita from Scotland is a crafty campaigner who buys with her heart.
Never shy of employing her womanly wiles though to bag a bargain.
You're not flirting with me, are you, to try and get it cheaper?
(WHISPERS) Would I flirt with you?
Derbyshire lad James Lewis likes to buy quirky and loves nature.
He flirts too.
It just doesn't always work.
I'll give you 30 for that, but throw that mallet in.
VO: Our pair begin their road trip with £200 each and this week's chariot, a classic 1970s VW Beetle.
AM: Look at the sky, James.
JL: It's really lovely.
VO: This week's road trip starts in Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, and heads south, traveling via East Anglia to the West Country and concluding in Cirencester.
Today we're kicking things off in Pateley Bridge and concluding with an auction showdown in Grimsby.
James, what a beautiful view!
And what a beautiful day!
It's amazing, isn't it?
To start our new adventure.
The English countryside.
It's not bad.
We are actually going to go through almost the entire English countryside, aren't we?
Will you be my guide?
JL: I'd love to be.
AM: Aw, lovely.
And let's hope the sunshine is on us for the entire journey, and you know, I think it probably will.
Let's go, let's start.
VO: A small market town in the Yorkshire Dales, Pateley Bridge is famous for having one of the oldest sweet shops in England, established in 1827.
There we go.
First shop, James.
Your first shop.
Wish me luck, darling.
Oh, I wish him luck, the owner!
Do they know what they've let themselves in for?
I'll be gentle.
Ah, well done.
Find a treasure.
DEREK: Hello, Anita.
Lovely to meet you.
And this is Aisha.
Aisha, lovely to meet you too.
Oh, the shop looks lovely!
DEREK: Thank you.
VO: Pleasantries out of the way, Anita goes straight for the jugular.
This, is this your one here?
Yeah, that's one of ours, yes.
And this is made by Crown Devon.
It's a commemorative jug, and on these jugs we tend to have a little bit of text which tells us about the character, and this one is John Peel, and this is John Peel here, and we've got the handle in the shape of a fox.
VO: John Peel - nothing to do with the great DJ - was a British huntsman, made famous by the 19th century song D'ye Ken John Peel!
I quite like these Crown Devon jugs, but I know they've gone off the boil.
I may be looking to buy at round about £20.
Is that possible?
I'd go down... to no less than 25.
I couldn't do that for less.
Is it possible to maybe go 22?
Actually, it stands me more than that.
AM: Right, well.
OK. DEREK: You know.
Can we go to 25 then?
OK. That's so kind of you, Derek.
AM: Ah, that's great.
DEREK: OK, 25 it is.
AM: Thank you very, very much.
VO: Tally-ho, Anita, and she's not stopping there.
A lamp's caught her eye with a hefty £140 price tag.
Can I take it over and have a wee look?
Go through it all, yes.
I find it interesting because of this base.
So probably from the 1920s or 1930s.
1930s, as you say.
It's made of spelter, not bronze.
But what I like about it, I suppose, is the fact that from there down, where we have the aeroplane, and it's got almost a sort of art deco motif, and up here we've got this classical figure.
What's the very, very, very, very best you can do on that?
Could you come down nearer 70, Derek?
No, no way, love.
Couldn't do that?
My wife will crucify me.
Can you ask her if she would come down?
I can maybe get in touch with her.
Say to her that I've offered £80, and that would be great.
If we could do a deal, it would be wonderful.
I would love to buy that.
I love the base.
But I'm thinking that if it's not the right sale, I could make a whacking great loss on it.
VO: So while Derek makes that tricky phone call to his missus, let's see what James is up to as he motors just one mile down the road to start his shopping in the village of Glasshouses.
Is it Richard?
It is indeed.
Nice to see you, I'm James.
VO: Situated in an old water mill, Country Oak Antiques has evolved from over 25 years of collecting and dealing in oak and country furniture.
Sounds expensive, so good luck, James!
A lot of this is going to be... Too large.
..way out of my price range.
Let's have a look up here.
How much is a little snuff like that?
I'm going to say £35.
That's a definite.
A mouse trap, multi-mouse trap.
Oh wow, look at that.
You could use it for fingers, couldn't you?
What is that?
It's a mole trap.
Is it really!
What would that make?
I mean, it's just... How much is that?
That's 20, is that.
Oh, is it?
Such a weird thing.
What's it worth?
It's interesting, but I hate the thought.
I mean, those, like, together, they could be 30... 45.
Yeah, we're not even close.
This is the... We're not even close.
See that price, 45 for the two, is what I see them high end retail.
I think we're going to struggle.
Don't worry, leave me to it...
I'll leave you to it.
I'll have a wander for five minutes, but... um...
VO: Oh dear.
Poor old James.
VO: Back in Pateley Bridge, it's the moment of truth for Anita and her expensive lamp.
How are we doing, Derek?
For you, seeing it's you, £80.
Aw, you're a darling.
Thank you so much, that's lovely.
VO: So that's two items, but it looks like Anita's after even more.
These are rather sweet, and they were very popular, I would say, five, six, seven years ago, but they're at a reasonable price.
VO: Tunstall is one of the six towns that make up the English potteries, and the birthplace of several famous potters.
And this one is hand-painted.
It's entitled Luscious.
And if I can get them for the right price, then I'm hoping that someone else will like them.
I'm going to see if I can get two for the price of one.
VO: That'll be, um, £6.45 then.
I wondered if it was possible to have two for the price of one!
Er... £9 for them both.
You'll make money at auction.
I've got to go for that, haven't I?
AM: I've got to go for that.
You'll make money at auction.
That's the third deal gone there.
That is great.
VO: Good going.
Your first shop and you've bagged four items!
How is James doing?
Not still struggling, we hope.
A salt box.
This little box, classic design really.
Typical of its type.
Made around 1850, I should think, something like that.
But the design didn't really change from the early 1700s - 1720, 1730 - all the way through to the early 20th century.
I have to say, it's a bog standard model, but if I can get it for a good price, there might be a profit.
VO: Browsed out, James decides to make a move.
If there's something that you've had for ages that you think, "Well, it's interesting "but I've had it for a long time and I want to..." Mole trap.
Why doesn't that surprise me!
It's not been particularly for sale.
I can't actually remember what I paid for the blooming thing.
Well, that's good news!
I bet you paid two quid for it!
That can be at £10.
Erm... Well, it's a completely insane object.
£15 for the mouse trap, or something.
£15 for a mouse trap, £10 for a mole trap.
How much could you do one of these boxes for?
The very best on that would have to be 20.
Alright, OK. You've worn me... You want 20 for that.
15 for that.
35, I'll take the three.
No, it'll have to be 40.
38 and you've got a deal.
For sake of two pounds, to get rid of you... JL: (LAUGHS) JL: Deal.
DEALER: By gum!
VO: By gum indeed!
VO: Back on the road, and Anita is traveling 15 miles southeast to Knaresborough.
This historic market town on the River Nidd is home to what's allegedly Britain's oldest tourist attraction.
Fiona, this is an area of outstanding beauty, but tell me, what is that?!
Well, it's the largest petrifying well in the country.
It has lots of teddy bears and a lobster hanging there, all petrifying.
Tell me, how does this happen?
Well, basically water travels from an underground lake, and what's unique is the formation of the high mineral contents is just suffice to turn things to stone.
Could you tell me what are these two big sort of bumps here in the rock?
Well, they're Victorian top hat and a bonnet left in the... Well, 150 years ago now, and they've just petrified over.
I can imagine, in the middle ages, people coming here and seeing this, and thinking that it had magical qualities.
Was that the case?
It was absolutely the case, and they did think the devil lived down here cuz everything literally turned to stone.
VO: That didn't put the tourists off though.
Since as early as 1538, folk have headed here for what they believed were the healing powers of the waters and to see familiar objects turn to stone.
What a strange sight.
We've got hats here, dolls, rocking horse.
We've got some famous ones as well.
Can you let me have a look?
I'll let you have a look.
Look at this!
And Agatha Christie's handbag.
How did that come here?
Well, it was actually donated by the Agatha Christie Society.
We've got here John Wayne's hat.
That's Debbie McGee's rabbit.
Hope it wasn't a live one they used in the show.
I'm sure it wasn't.
Queen Mary's shoe, which she came... 1920s, she often visited the park, but it would be lovely to get some more up-to-date shoes from the royal family.
VO: And just around the corner is the birthplace of Knaresborough's very own celebrity.
FIONA: Mother Shipton was born in 1488 in this cave, and the saying is that when she was born, there was a thunderstorm and there was a real strong smell of sulfur, and the baby, when she came out, was quite deformed, witchified, crooked features, and as she grew up, she always had to walk with a stick.
That's when people thought, "Ooh, she's a bit scary-looking" I'm sure...
Especially in a sort of creepy place like this.
VO: Young Ursula was soon adopted, but she always was a little odd, growing up to become a soothsayer who apparently foretold all sorts of inventions and events.
FIONA: Samuel Pepys wrote a diary, and in that, she did foretell the fire of London, and when it happened, he said, "Mother Shipton's word is out".
VO: They do say that Mother Shipton even prophesized when the world would end.
Plumping for 1981.
But she did get quite a lot right!
Also, apparently predicted the telephones, that steel would float on water, which obviously it does now, the potato, and you've got lots of fascinating stories being told and whether they're true or not, who knows.
VO: Meanwhile, back in Pateley Bridge, I predict that James is just about to enter an antique shop.
What did I tell you?
I didn't see that coming, though.
So, the hat fits.
Good nick, too.
But what will it cost him?
Oh, are they?!
Don't look so shocked!
VO: Oh well.
Next up, a little desk calendar with a price of £68.
The interesting thing about this is that it's made to look like tortoiseshell but it's plastic, so it's faux-tortoiseshell.
But it's also molded with the Michelin man to the left, which is probably the most famous character in advertising, and it just happens to look rather like a certain auctioneer and valuer.
This old chap here, Father Time, is obviously magnifying the date aperture here.
It's quite a smart little thing, and it's also the sort of thing that would appeal to advertising collectors.
I don't know.
What would be your best on that?
I think, er... probably...
I can do that for... £40.
I don't think it's going to make 30 at auction - that's not going to help me, is it?
And it's a bit of advertising.
It is, it is, it is.
Think about that.
What else has Linda got?
19th century presentation mallet.
"Presented to Anita Manning to hit over James's head "when she thrashes him on Antiques Road Trip."
VO: Oh, I think we're getting somewhere.
Now, that's 40.
What's your best?
My absolute best on that would be 30.
(BLOWS RASPBERRY) What would be your best on a top hat?
Did you buy it well?
Cuz that always helps.
A nod, a casual nod there!
James is encouraged.
(THEY LAUGH) Do you want the absolute death...
The absolute death.
..with no re-negotiation on the price?
Yeah, go on then.
I'm GIVING it to you, James.
VO: Just about!
That's £115 off the original price.
How many people in Grimsby go to Royal Ascot?
VO: OK, thinking hat on.
Will a top deal follow?
Give you 60 for that, I'll give you your 30 for that, but throw that mallet in.
How about that?
I just think that...
I might hit you over the head with it yet!
VO: Yes, go on, do us all a favor.
Got a deal.
OK. VO: Night-night, you two, and do hang on to that topper!
Day two, and Anita and James have already got plenty stowed away in the boot of that Beetle.
JL: So what did you buy yesterday?
AM: Well, oh, I bought these absolutely wonderful things, James, for next to nothing.
AM: (LAUGHS) I'm only kidding.
VO: So far, Anita's spent £114 on four items, including some jugs and a spelter lamp, leaving her with £86 to spend today.
I don't know if I'll make or lose on that but I want to take the chance because I like that, it's got style!
VO: While James has splashed out £128 on six items, including a salt box, a mallet, a top hat, and various traps.
It's a completely insane object.
VO: Leaving him with £72 to spend today.
There we are.
VO: They're making for an auction in Grimsby, but calling in first at York.
VO: Situated where the River Ouse meets the Foss, the city is renowned for its Roman, Viking and Medieval heritage.
Iconic York Minster cathedral, in the center of the city, is one of the largest of its kind in northern Europe.
Plus, there's a former banana warehouse.
This is our guard of honor.
Do you think he will do a deal, James?
I think, Anita, you can get anyone to do a deal.
Listen, I think we better get in there and start rummaging.
Hang on, Anita.
Do you want to go in the main entrance, that's just there, and I'll go in the secondary one.
VO: Ah, now, this is the sort of place where you might get a bargain.
Where, if you ask, "What's on the telly?
", they reply, "A couple of rugs and a bookcase."
It's got a bit of a history, hasn't it?
A lot of people bought their TVs for the first time ever when the Queen was crowned, and I bet that's what that was bought for.
VO: Actually, this one dates from a bit later - 1955, when ITV began broadcasting.
Might have been bought for the first edition of the Benny Hill Show perhaps.
JL: It's a funny old thing, but I like to buy weird things.
So how much is that, 20 quid?
Yeah, it can be 20.
Would you take a tenner for it?
Go on then.
In that case, you've got a deal.
You've got a deal.
God knows what I'm gonna do with that!
VO: Anita, meanwhile has gone all '60s.
I like this sort of quirky items from that period, and I quite like plastic, I think plastic's a very good medium for some things.
And of course perfect for napkin rings.
VO: But while she's thinking about those rings, Anita spots something else.
Asking price: £80.
I kind of a-like him, Dave.
I kind of a-like him.
Can you do a deal on him?
OK. VO: But don't be cruel, Anita.
I'd like to...
I'd like to be paying around 25 for him.
That's what I'd like to be paying.
You don't want me to earn any profit, do you?
Tell you what I'll do I'll take 35 for it, but that's it, I won't go down any further.
I'll tell you what - if I have a wee look at the wee napkin rings... OK. ..and bring them over and maybe we can do a wee deal?
Knocking me down on them as well?!
VO: Ah well, it's now or never.
These are sort of funky little things.
What I would like to pay for them is less than 10.
I reckon if you wanted to bid me 18, you might be... Oh, that's too much for it.
I know I wouldn't get that.
15 will be enough.
VO: That's alright now, surely, Anita?
Can you give me both of them for 45?
You're an 'ard bargainer.
I mean, I want your money... You want my money?
I want to give you my money!
Go on, 45 for the two.
DEALER: Go on.
AM: Aw, you're a darling.
Seeing as it's you.
You're a darling, thanks very much.
VO: There she goes again.
But whilst Anita gets her latest bargains gift-wrapped, James has split from the banana warehouse and headed elsewhere in historic York to see the home of the lord mayor, actually.
James, nice to see you.
Welcome to the Mansion House.
Thank you very much.
Welcome to the first purpose-built mansion house for a lord mayor in the country.
This one pre-dates London by at least a decade.
VO: Although the Mansion House was built in the 18th century, there have been mayors of York since 1147.
The first one was called Mayor Nigel.
And to my right is probably the most famous lord mayor.
Who was that?
That's George Hudson, "the railway king".
That's a smart room, isn't it?
VO: Lots of major cities in the UK now have a lord mayor.
Just as the queen symbolically heads up the country, so the lord mayor impresses locally with municipal pomp and circumstance.
This is relatively untouched.
And actually, this is why the house is here, for this one, great, big banqueting space.
This was meant to be the most architecturally perfect and really the room to give the wow factor of York.
VO: But it's not just architecture that helps the Lord Mayor of York to impress.
On the wall, we have some important pieces of the city regalia.
The mace is the thing that strikes me first.
This one, interestingly enough, was made in 1647, right in the civil war period.
Civil war, parliamentarian, Cromwell, rebellion against all the opulence that went with King Charles I, and then, under his watch, they make this.
That's Yorkshire people for you.
The coat of arms on the top... Look at that!
..is of Charles II.
They still take this on ceremonial... Yeah.
This, and one of the swords, they carry it for the lord mayors on ceremonial occasions.
VO: Although the fighting mace went out with the use of heavy armor, this ornamental version could be used as a bludgeon.
Do you have it insured?
Everything is insured.
VO: Also in the collection is one very special cup from 1672.
Charles II has been returned to the throne of England, Cromwell is dead, and they're returning to a little bit of pomp and ceremony, and... A bit of frivolity.
A bit of frivolity.
VO: This ceremonial goblet has a Christian origin, but similar items are found throughout history.
I've never seen a gold chalice, ever, like this, and to see a York one in York is just outstanding.
I think that's one of the nicest things I've seen in a very long time.
JL: That's lovely.
VO: But the fortunate Lord Mayor of York has one other great symbol of state.
This mighty medieval sword.
What an amazing blade.
Would you like to... Yeah, I'd love to.
..have a closer look.
That is incredible.
So what's going on in England in 1416?
Wars against France.
Henry V and Sigismund are really big friends, and it seems that Sigismund is actually affected by... And it's one of the... JL: What an amazing sword.
RICHARD: It's probably one of the most famous items that we have in the house.
For me, antiques are all about the tingle, that feeling that you get.
Occasionally you pick something up that... gosh.
Ah, that's amazing.
VO: Meanwhile, back at the warehouse, Anita has carried on shopping.
When suddenly, bingo!
I think this is quite good fun.
I don't play bingo myself, I wouldn't know, it's too complicated for me, but I think that this is fun.
I think there's about 15 missing.
Do you know what else I like, Dave?
I like the fact that we have this label, which gives it a wee bit of character, and it was made in Newcastle on Tyne.
Tell me how much it is.
If you really want to buy it, I'll let you have it at £25, but that's absolute rock bottom price.
We're not doing any bidding at that.
OK. That was a quick sale.
I like you.
You can come again!
VO: Now, shopping done, who's going first?
A fairly standard old spelter figure.
JL: I like him.
AM: Do you?
It's that contrast between the figure that is inspired by the art-nouveau, which normally takes its influence from nature, and that very harsh, mechanical modernism that it's compared and contrasting with.
I like him.
But what will Anita make of his first lot.
A mouse in one corner.
It's an old mouse trap.
What is that?!
It's a mole killing device.
James, I'm so happy that you've bought that because it's totally and absolutely crazy, and I love it to bits.
How much did you pay for it?
Well, it came with this.
That's a nice little box.
I'll put those as one lot.
Absolute junk, mind you!
So if that makes a profit, it'll be a miracle.
I'm lost for words.
I think they're great.
VO: Now for Anita's "far out" dining aids.
..which I quite liked.
AM: It's a little set of... JL: Ah!
..20th century plastic napkin rings.
These would be '40s, '50s.
AM: '50s, aha.
JL: Something like that, yeah.
I paid £15 for those.
I might not make anything on it, but I enjoyed buying them.
They're fun, they're fun.
I like those.
VO: Next, James's titfer.
And it's a genuine moleskin hat, probably caught by the mole trap that I had earlier.
But that was £60.
Well, good luck to you, darling.
VO: Hmm, that doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, but what about the jugs?
John Peel... Is it a musical one?
It's not a musical one, which is a shame.
And the other two things, from the 1930s, it's H & S, Hancock, the Luscious range.
Hand-painted, not a big deal, but I thought if I put those together as a wee lot... That's the nicest one, isn't it?
And I paid £34 for them.
There's got to be a profit there somewhere.
A couple of pounds.
More than that.
I reckon £20 profit there.
Oh, thank you darling.
VO: James, you old charmer.
Let's see what she makes of your mallet and calendar.
Aw, I like these items, James, I really like them.
Tell me about them.
That, I thought, "Well, I'll have it, just so that I can add it to my box."
So that will go with the salt box so it makes a bit more of an interesting lot, and that will go on its own.
I think that's a lovely wee thing.
I think that's... To me, it's art deco.
And I love the Michelin man here, I love him.
Looks a little bit like me!
No, he doesn't, no he doesn't.
And it's in good condition, James.
I do like that.
Whether there's a profit in it, I don't know.
Well, we'll find out at the auction.
Now, show some respect for the King.
It's dear old... you know who it is?
Do you know, this little chap and I share a birthday.
We're both January the 8th.
You're both good looking.
Aw, it would be so nice!
How much was he?
I paid 30 quid.
It's probably miles too much, but, er, we might get two Elvis fans going for it.
That's all it needs, that's all it needs.
VO: Time for the state of the art telly.
(LAUGHS) (GROANS) I think my mum used to have one of those!
Well, I saw this and I just thought, "Well, it's a classic of its time."
What did you pay for it, James?
Well... 10 quid.
That's a bargain, James.
It was a tenner.
At £10, you will make profit on it.
Well hopefully it's not going to make less.
That's a great buy, James.
That is a great buy.
VO: Now what about Anita's popular pastime?
That is great fun, you know, and...
It's an old bingo call, I would imagine, and we turn this, the balls roll...
I love it.
I love it.
It's kind of a good fun, isn't it?
Might even win the lottery!
I doubt it.
VO: On that note, it's time to hear what they really think.
A mole killer?
I actually think the guy made that up!
What they'll do in auction is anyone's guess.
The ball machine, I think that is great fun.
You can imagine anyone from a WI to a bingo caller - I think there's a profit in that, certainly.
VO: After starting out at Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire, this leg of our trip will conclude in Lincolnshire, at Grimsby.
JL: They have kept a parking space just outside for us.
Let's hope we're as lucky in the auction, James.
JL: (GROANS) How do you feel?
Resigned to it!
Are you getting a bit rattled?
I don't think I should've bought that top hat, I really don't!
VO: And so while the "yellow bellies" - as they sometimes call people from Lincolnshire - take a look, let's hear what auctioneer Paul Hallam makes of our lot's lots.
The mouse trap, which is dated from the late 19th century, and the mole catcher - an unusual item to bring to the saleroom, but for its quirkiness, I can see it doing between £20 and £40.
The ball draw machine - good thing about it is it is embossed with the maker's label, it's quirky.
I can see somebody paying between £30 and £50 for it.
VO: Our experts began this journey with £200 each, and over the last two days, Anita has spent a total of £184 on five auction lots.
As for James, he took his £200 allowance and spent a little bit less - £138, also on five lots.
Strap yourself in and hold on tight, the auction is about to take off.
Our first lot up is that television.
It looks wonderful.
I thought you were going to get a photograph of yourself to stick on the front.
No, I want it to sell, not bomb.
VO: OK James, you're on.
£20 with Mark.
£20 I'm bid.
Straight into profit, go on!
22 anywhere now?
Come on, it's a classic TV, this.
Come on, we're geeing it up, we're geeing it on.
22 I have.
25 anywhere now?
If not, I'm selling at £22.
AM: Ah, that's not too bad, that's not too bad.
That's a good start.
You wouldn't believe how much passion can be involved in £22!
VO: Hard to imagine a flatscreen fetching that in about 50 years' time.
Still... VO: Now for Anita's combined lot.
And H&K - what should we say, £40 for them.
Yes, yes, yes!
22 I have.
Yes, yes, yes!
30 anywhere now?
Come on, Anita's jugs are worth more than that!
(LAUGHTER) JL: Come on!
AM: Yes, Aw!
AM: Yes, yes!
I'm selling then... Oh, 32, fresh bidder.
JL: One more!
PAUL: £38 bid.
AM: Thank you, Grimsby!
£42 bid, with the gentleman on my left.
PAUL: Selling then at £42... JL: Go on, don't give up.
(LAUGHS) JL: Well done.
AM: I'm very, very, very pleased with that.
Can you guess that was one of their lot?
(LAUGHTER) VO: Yeah, sorry about that.
They do tend to get a bit over-excited.
Well done Anita.
After commission, that's a small profit.
I need a lie down.
VO: Now, a little less conversation, please, it's Anita's Elvis.
£30 for him.
PAUL: £10 bid.
22, fresh bidder.
AM: Yes, yes!
JL: Go on!
47 anywhere now?
AM: Go on!
You're not gonna be outdone.
47 anywhere now?
50 can I see?
If not, I'm selling at £47.
(GAVEL) AM: Yes!
I think we can say Elvis has left the building.
That's good news.
That £17 profit brings you into the lead, Anita.
VO: Next up is James's combo - the salt box and the treen mallet.
£20 with Mark.
£20 I'm bid.
£30 I'm bid.
32, can I see?
PAUL: £32 I'm bid.
JL: Go on.
Come on, 35.
JL: It's worth more than that.
£40 I'm bid.
£42 I'm bid.
Can I see 46?
46 I have.
£46 I'm bid.
47 anywhere now?
If not, I'm selling at £46.
(GAVEL) AM: Yeah.
You've made profit, James.
VO: A profit's a profit, and with two lots each, you're currently edging out in front, James.
VO: Now time for James's calendar.
The auctioneer said that he'd had interest in it.
PAUL: £70 I'm in.
Straight in at 70.
75, can I see?
Oh it's a good thing.
75, can I see anywhere now?
PAUL: £70 with Mark.
JL: Go on.
90, can I see?
JL: One more, go on.
£85 bid, 90 anywhere now?
If not, I'm selling for £85.
I'm happy with that, that's good, that's great.
Takes the pressure off a bit, doesn't it?
VO: What a great result, James.
You're storming into the lead.
That's a healthy profit.
JL: That's a good profit.
AM: A healthy profit.
Right, 145 is the set of six retro napkin rings.
£20 with Mark.
20, straight in!
Can I see 22 anywhere?
Anybody want to give 28?
28 I have.
JL: Yes, come on!
£33 I'm bid.
You work on her, I'll work on him!
£35 I'm bid.
JL: Go on!
Don't feel intimidated.
£36 I'm bid.
37 anywhere now?
£38 I'm bid.
39 anywhere now?
If not, I'm selling at £38.
JL: Well fought.
I'm absolutely delighted.
That's a great result.
VO: Yeah, fab.
Keep this up and you'll catch him in no time.
Bags of style.
I wonder if they're going to have enough style to buy a 19th century mouse trap.
VO: Yeah, I wonder!
It looks even weirder!
(LAUGHS) £20 bid.
22 anywhere now?
JL: Come on, they're rare!
AM: There you are, James.
45 anywhere now?
If not, I'm selling at £42.
Thank you so much!
James, you got away with that!
VO: Great profit, James.
And watch out, furry mammals of Lincolnshire.
Well, what did I say - the market loves the weird and the wacky.
It does, and where are you going to find another one?
That's what I'm going to say.
Where would you want to find another one?
And the same principle probably applies to your bingo machine.
£40 for it.
PAUL: 25 with Mark.
JL: 25 straight in, that's breaking even straightaway.
£43 I'm bid.
£45 I'm bid.
Fresh bidder, 47.
I think you're going to be goaded.
£50 I'm bid.
55 I need.
£50 I'm bid.
£51 I'm bid.
It's going to be hard.
VO: You're not wrong.
We could be here all night if this keeps up.
Where are we?
Ah, stuck in a tree, 53.
£53 I'm bid.
54, fresh bidder.
55, can I see?
£57 I'm bid.
£58 I'm bid.
I'm back in at 59.
(LAUGHS) PAUL: £60 I'm bid.
Can I see 61 anywhere?
Can I see 62?
BIDDER: Go on.
PAUL: Go on then.
£62 I'm bid.
I'm selling then at £62.
(GAVEL) AM: Yes!
That's a great result.
I'm pleased with that.
More than doubled your money.
VO: 62, tickety-boo.
VO: With two lots to go, James is £32 ahead.
His top hat's up next.
Here it is.
PAUL: It's the most popular size, I believe, and I can start the bidding at £60.
£60 with me.
Straight in at 60.
£60 with me.
65 anywhere now?
I think you're going to be goaded.
JL: Oh come on!
PAUL: £60 with me.
VO: They're not looking impressed.
They paid £1,000 for one of these on The Apprentice!
We're selling then at £60.
James, it's wiped its face.
I shouldn't have bought it.
He did his best.
If nobody bids, nobody bids.
£60, well... Nobody in the room that goes to Ascot.
Can't blame them either!
VO: Yeah, but after commission, that's a loss.
PAUL: 193 is a 20th century spelter lamp with flame shade.
VO: Anita, this is your chance to steal victory.
It all comes down to your most expensive purchase.
Oh, come on, guys!
30, fresh bidder.
JL: Go on!
£50 I'm bid.
PAUL: 55 anywhere?
£55 I'm bid.
60 anywhere now?
Selling then, at £55.
(GAVEL) AM: Aw!
(CHUCKLES) AM: Aw.
It wasn't as bad as it could have been, James.
It could have been worse, couldn't it?
VO: Oh well, never mind.
There's a long way to go.
Today's leg, however, belongs to James Lewis.
We're both up.
Both up, so... VO: Our experts started today's show with £200 each.
VO: After paying auction costs, Anita has made a somewhat small profit of £16.08.
She has £216.08 to carry forward.
James, on the other hand, made a very healthy profit of £71.10.
He has a substantial £271.10 to spend on the next leg.
Well, James, I enjoyed that.
We both came out of that alright, really, all things considered.
All things considered.
VO: Next time on the Antiques Road Trip: 40 to 60.
VO: Anita risks losing out on a bargain.
Is there a wee bit of movement on that?
A wee bit of movement?
With the accent on "wee".
(THEY CHUCKLE) VO: And James risks losing a bit more.
That's my hat!
DEALER: This is the ransom!
You buy something or the hat gets it.
I don't like this game any more.