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.
This week, we're beetling about in a Beetle, with James Lewis and Anita Manning.
JAMES (JL): Which way, left or right?
VO: Straight ahead, James.
VO: Anita from Glasgow is auctioneer, with a reputation for being sensible and playing things a wee bit safe.
Just how wrong could they be?
ANITA (AM): I was a wild child, not a girl guide.
VO: James from Derbyshire is auctioneer too and equally surprising.
He loves animals and when he was younger, he wanted to be vet.
All the little donkeys together .
VO: So, as the competition hots up, who's feeling instinctive and who's gonna play it by the book?
JL: If there was ever a time to spend up... AM: It's this?
JL: It's this one I think.
There's a wee bit of me that's saying, "Be canny, Anita, be canny.
Be careful with your money."
Always keep something for the bank.
VO: Anita Manning began with £200 and has £216.08 to spend today.
While James Lewis, who also began with £200, has the lead with £271.10 at his disposal.
AM: So, James, you've got £270.
JL: About that.
Give me your tactics, James, give me your tactics.
Well... VO: This week's road trip starts at Pateley Bridge in Yorkshire and heads south, traveling via East Anglia to the west country and concluding in Cirencester.
Today, we start out in Lincolnshire at Horncastle and make for an auction in Norfolk at Diss.
South of the Lincolnshire worlds, the town of Horncastle used to be famous for its summer horse fair, but these days, it's all about antiques.
With over 40 different dealers, this establishment could get a bit tricky.
But there's also, of course, plenty of choice.
It's quite an interesting thing.
Think of Pirelli calendars, think of them as collectable things.
This is the precursor of that.
It's been a calendar and your paper part would be attached here.
What I like about this is the wonderful art nouveau influence here.
Another one there from 1910.
In this one, we still have the paper calendar.
January, February and March has been taken off.
But something has happened in April and they've kept that on.
VO: And now, what's this... another nice bit of art nouveau for £52.
This is a silver pin cushion.
Art nouveau started probably in the 1870s, 1880s, so towards the end of the Victorian era.
The patterns almost seem to be freed up with organic shapes - they were looking to nature for their inspiration.
What I would be thinking about would be between £25 and £30.
Am I coming anywhere near?
You are getting near.
Am I near the £25 or am I near the £30, David.
The latter, my dear.
I'll go to £32.
It is good.
If we came to £30...
It would be less than £32.
DEALER: 30, £30.
Thank you so much, that's wonderful.
VO: Deal done just as James reaches his first shop, Bric A Brac.
VO: The term "bric-a-brac" is French and translates as "odds and ends", meaning a collection of curios.
Is it OK if I have a browse around and see what I can find?
Of course, yes.
What do we need to get rid of?
Anything you desperately wanna get rid of?
Er, the boot pull.
We'd like to get rid of that.
It's a good sort of country house look, isn't it?
What could the boot jack be?
How much could that be?
It can be 100.
For 100 quid, I'll kick my boots off myself.
£75 and that has got to be the best deal in the world.
I did pay 195 for it, so I'm losing... Did you?
But you've had it a long time.
Yeah, I have.
When stuff like that was fetching and...
They used to make a lot of money, didn't they?
DEALER: But they're back in fashion now.
JL: Oh yeah, good try.
DEALER: From today!
VO: But there's plenty of stuff they can't wait to get rid of either.
What about the lampshade?
Is that quirky enough for you?
Try not to pull on it, it'll fall to bits.
That's bonkers, isn't it?
How much could that be?
That can be 25.
This is very much in the sort of, the Arts & Crafts style, it's made out of a solid sheet of copper, cut and then these little flower designs pushed through.
They've had it a long time and they've tried 45 and that's been crossed out, it's now 32.
VO: And there's an even older one underneath that.
That's... That's my hat.
This is the ransom.
Do you know, it looks a damn sight better on you.
You buy something or the hat gets it.
The hat gets it.
What do you want to get rid of the most?
The boot pull or that thing?
The lamp thing I can live with, the boot pull I'm sick of.
Um, I want to get rid of the boot pull.
What is the absolute... Well, I'm losing so much that I suppose... 50 quid.
Don't dare say no.
Sh, sh, I'll be back in a minute darling.
You buy it or I tell everyone I caught nits from you.
DEALER: (GASPS) JL: (LAUGHS) That is so unfair.
VO: They're messing with your mind, James.
I don't like this game any more.
Oh, you love it darling, you love it.
You've had that ages.
Darling, I paid 20, I've got to have 25.
No way will I take my money back.
Go on then, you can have it for 20.
That threw me completely.
Right, OK. That one I see at 15.
That one I see at 35.
DEALER: No, darling.
I'm sorry, darling we couldn't do business.
But I've enjoyed your company.
I've enjoyed yours too.
Thanks very much.
And good luck with the rest of the town.
And could I have my hat?
Oh come on.
I might come back.
Save it, I might come back.
VO: So while James heads hatless onto the streets of Horncastle, at the Antiques Centre, Anita is hitting her stride and the goods.
Back amongst the cabinets, she's sniffed out something else.
The little bottles, they have a little bit of quality actually, they're not molded glass, that one's blown and you can see where they have polished the pontil, the pontil is the part that has been broken off.
It's the type of thing that a lady of some substance and wealth would take with her when she made her trip to Paris, New York or Lisbon.
It's in a little leather case and there's a little lock here, which again tells us that the contents of the bottles would be fairly expensive.
VO: It's priced at £115.
Now, I wonder what David can do on that.
I thought it was pretty.
What I'd be looking to pay... 40-60.
The 60 is nearer to the figure than the 40.
Could it go to 50?
No, no chance.
Do you want me to come with my figure?
My figure is 75.
Is there a wee bit of movement on that?
A wee bit of movement?
With the accent on "wee".
(THEY CHUCKLE) Is there... 70 and that's it, I'm not going any lower.
AM: Is that it?
AM: OK. DEALER: OK.
I think I'm going to take a chance on it.
VO: Having splashed out £100 here, the jewelry has now caught her eye.
Can she put together a little Scottish something to appeal at the auction.
It's a group of Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style items.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the most renowned architects and designers that Scotland has ever produced and these little... two brooches and a little pendant.
They're of quite nice quality and although they aren't of the period... ..they will be quite sought after.
VO: According to the labels, the set should cost around £35.
Now, can you give me a price on these?
Three for £20.
Three for £20?
Are you able to take £2 off to make it 18.
I'll go 19, but that would be it.
That's the end?
Let's go for those ones then, AM: three at £19.
DEALER: OK, thank you very much.
AM: Thank you again.
VO: It's just as well James doesn't know what Anita's up to because at Great Expectations, he's struggling.
VO: The owner has told him that 10% is the most he can knock off, but there is a bargain section.
What does it say?
30% off all marked prices.
VO: And in it, a boat lamp.
This funny little boat... ..is not the most exciting thing in the world but I'm really struggling to find anything in here at all worth buying.
Um, it's got 12 quid on it.
It's absolutely pathetically low amount of money.
I want to be spending something more really, but I just can't find anything...
Anything that I actually want to buy.
Don't really want to buy this either, but... (SIGHS) VO: I've seen men walk to the gallows faster than this.
Well, I haven't found anything really exciting, but I wanted to spend a lot more money with you but there you go.
What could that be?
It was in the 30% off stand upstairs.
It's not your lucky day today I'm afraid, that's on the other side, that's on the left hand side, the items on the right is 30% off.
So, that can be... Er, that can be £11.
God, right underneath the stand that said 30% off.
Yeah, but that's on the right.
This was on the left.
Do I want it?
I'll leave it, thank you very much.
DEALER: You're gonna leave it?
OK, thank you very much.
VO: So, a very frustrated James Lewis departs empty handed again.
Meanwhile Anita "Three Deal" Manning has bid farewell to Horncastle and motored to the nearby resort of Woodhall Spa, where deep in the woods, she's making for a unique little picture house called Kinema.
Hi Jim, I'm Anita.
Lovely to meet you.
Pleased to meet you.
I'm so happy to be here.
What a wonderful place.
I'm dying to see the auditorium.
AM: Can you take me in?
This way, yeah.
VO: It was originally built as a sports pavilion, but soon converted to show movies.
The Kinema hasn't looked back since opening with Charlie Chaplin's The Kid in 1922.
Oh, Jim, this is wonderful.
And tell me why is it called Kinema and not Cinema?
The actual Kinema is a German word, which comes from "kinetic", which means "pure motion".
VO: The Kinema remains a popular local cinema, where you can see the very latest releases.
So that's to join the frames together?
That's right, yeah.
VO: But they also have a fine collection of silents, as well as pre-1940s talkies and news reels.
This is fascinating, I want to be a projectionist when I grow up.
VO: (CHUCKLES) If you ever do.
Of course, all their archive is on 35mm and much of it on highly combustible nitrate stock.
The projectors are housed behind the screen instead of at the back of the auditorium.
Back projection using a mirror to flip the image was once common in early cinema, but the Kinema has the only surviving example in the UK.
In the intermission, there's an opportunity for Jim to reappear and show off one more delight - the magnificent rising Compton organ.
The last of its kind has only been here since 1987 when it was rescued from another cinema.
That organ is very exotic, it's wonderful.
(ORGAN PLAYS) VO: Once talkies were invented, the organ became the star attraction in between movies.
Famous organists toured the nation playing a week at a time and attracting their own army of fans.
I think Anita's one now.
I'm sure that some people will come along here especially just to hear that playing.
ORGANIST: Hope so.
AM: Could I be right?
VO: But while Anita grabs a choc ice and settles in for the main feature, James is still shopping.
As we know, Horncastle does have an awful lot of antique shops and this one looks familiar.
I wonder if Anita's overlooked any bargains.
That's nice, very nice.
These little houses were made from about 1780 and throughout the 19th century.
Made in Staffordshire, made in fairly standard molds and you can see by the quality of the molding, this sort of thing wasn't for a fine home, it was for working class people.
Early ones... make £400, they can do.
But then in the last 20 years, the Chinese have been reproducing these and that's caused the market to plummet.
But these things were made for quite a long time.
This one says, "Repro Staffordshire money box," and I've just got a feeling...
I don't think it's a repro one, I think it's quite a late one.
Let's see what he'll take for it.
VO: The ticket says £20.
Tell me what you think to this, but that doesn't look repro to me.
It doesn't look repro.
No, I don't think it is repro.
On a cheapo thing like that, you think you'd take a tenner?
It's 20 on it, is it?
I'm not gonna argue with you over two quid.
I'm fed up with messing around.
Deal, 12 quid.
BOTH: Thank you very much.
JL: There we are.
VO: At last, appropriately on a money box.
But hang on - now he's back a Bric A Brac.
I feel a deal with Carmen coming on.
VO: Either that an aria.
JL: Righty oh.
Listen, will James and I talk business, will you go and play with your toys please.
CARMEN: Thank you, darling.
JL: Oh, good lad.
So... (LAUGHS) We have the lantern and we have the boot pull and I know you said 50 on that and 20 on that... and that's 70, but... CARMEN: 65's far better than 70.
How about 60?
Would you fight me for £5?
No, I wouldn't.
Just five little pounds.
You've nearly got your hand in your pocket... JL: Go on.
CARMEN: It's nearly... CARMEN: Oh marvelous.
JL: Go on, you pushed me.
I'll tell you what, I'll give you your hat back.
That's the deal then!
Come on then, where's my hat?
Erm... VO: That's a relief.
Our two have both spent well on their first day in Lincolnshire, now loosen up a bit before it all starts again in the morning.
VO: Very, very flat, Lincolnshire, isn't it?
VO: Day two and in the love bug, they're relaxed but reserved.
AM: James, you've had quite a lot of dosh to spend.
Have you spent it all?
VO: Yesterday, James actually spent £77 on a money box, a copper lantern and a boot jack, which means he has almost £200 left in his pocket.
I wanna go home.
VO: While Anita spent £119 on costume jewelry, some perfume bottles and a case, plus an art nouveau pin cushion, leaving her with just under £100 to spend today.
What do you think's my best buy?
VO: They're making for an auction in Diss, but calling in first at the village of Heckington, where James and Anita will part company.
AM: This looks interesting.
JL: I'm gonna head straight off.
OK, I'm gonna have some fun.
VO: Anita is being led to a shop appropriately called Up The Garden Path.
Hello, I'm Anita.
It's lovely to meet you.
Lovely to meet you.
VO: This crowded little shop mixes antiques and quality reproduction with a French feel.
So this was the precursor of a child's mobile.
Yes, it would be, yes.
We bring quite a bit back from France when we go.
So that's why we've brocant.
How do you pronounce it?
VO: That's French for antique, but Vee's also plenty of solidly British stuff.
You've got a wonderful array of Doulton there.
I have, yes.
Course, your Royal Crown Derby.
VEE: And the Royal Crown Derby.
Imari pattern they call it, don't they?
VO: Looks good but it comes with a huge price of £260.
This is something that I could be interested in, Vee.
If I could get a good deal on this one, the price that I'd be looking at would be... ..in the region of about £80.
Is that at all possible?
Could you manage £90?
Could we go to 85, do you think?
85, I'll do it for you for 85.
Aww, that's lovely Thank you very, very much.
VO: What a bargain, but it means that Anita has just £12.08 left and one shop still to go.
But what of his James and his lucky mascot, Ed?
VO: Well, they've beetled down from Heckington to nearby Grimsthorpe to visit Grimsthorpe Castle.
Grimsthorpe has been the home of the de Eresby family since it was given to them by Henry VIII in 1516 and they still live here.
Nice to see you.
Good to see you.
Gosh, what an amazing hall.
Isn't it lovely?
Gosh, well known architect.
Yes, indeed, well known for his symmetry.
VO: Vanbrugh substantially redesigned the building in the 18th Century and since then, Grimsthorpe no longer looks much like a castle.
And then of course, up here, we've got all the kings who gave land or titles to the family at some point.
The family have very strong links with the royal family, don't they?
They do indeed.
Going back to the 11th Baron, who married Catherine of Aragon's cousin, her husband was master of the horse to Henry VII.
So, we're talking about... 1516.
And the links with the royal family still stay today?
They still stay today.
The present Lady Willoughby was the Queen's youngest maid of honor at the Coronation.
VO: Those close ties with royalty have resulted in several de Eresbys serving as Lord Great Chamberlain in charge over the House of Lords and with an important role at coronations, plus quite a few perks.
GERRY: Well, we're coming to Prince Albert's throne.
JL: Oh really?!
And when you said you had Queen Victoria's throne as well.
That's the next one along here.
And then of course, this little table is important because this is the one she signed her coronation oath on in 1838.
I'd always assumed that this type of furniture, erm, would be passed down for the next king or queen to sign on.
So each king and queen had their own House of Lords furniture... Yeah.
And of course, the old furniture has to be disposed of.
Your Lord Great Chamberlain takes it off their hands.
Must be very harsh.
VO: And in the splendid Chinese drawing room, Gerry has promised James a glimpse at one of the castle's greatest treasures.
Oh my word.
Tell me all about it, James.
A mahogany George III silver table with this pierced gallery.
Do you know much about it?
I know it's Chippendale.
VO: Thomas Chippendale was THE important Georgian furniture maker and designer, who in 1754, published his designs entitled The Gentleman & Cabinet Makers Director.
Everybody knows Chippendale because there was so much of it about, not made by him but made by regional cabinet makers...
Copying his style...
Copying his style throughout it, throughout the country.
We believe it is by Chippendale and we've got six chairs which match it as well, so...
I mean, that is just fabulous.
What a piece of furniture.
VO: Not for sale, of course, but incredibly precious.
Now, time for James to pick up Anita and do a wee bit more shopping.
Traveling from Grimsthorpe to Stamford.
This historic town with its fine medieval core was for 700 years known for its bull running festival.
Until 1837 that is, when the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals put a stop to it.
In the 1960s, Stamford became the very first conservation area in England and Wales.
It's a nice shop, but James and Anita couldn't be in more contrasting positions.
One fairly full wallet, the other, almost empty purse.
This is a terrific place and all I've got left is 12 quid.
VO: Although may of the dealers aren't around, the shop owner, Peter, can always bargain their behalf.
And that will light, that.
I must do my little trick VO: A binnacle containing a magnetic compass and light would have been mounted on the deck of a ship to aid the helmsman.
And it lights up there.
How much could that be?
Let's have a look.
VO: The price on the label is £230.
I could do that for 150.
See, at auction, they'd probably put 50-80 on it.
I like it though, it's... Could you do any better than that?
(CHUCKLES) I'll go to 110.
It's a good looking thing, isn't it?
I'll give you 100, I'll give my very best, be 100.
Go down to £100.
(SIGHS) £100, £100.
Right, OK. Let me have a think.
Have a think, OK. VO: So, while James ponders a big purchase, how's Anita doing with her more limited budget?
There's a cocktail shaker there, art deco, from the 1930s.
The body of it has an etched glass design and I quite like that.
Cocktails are a wee bit exotic and that item is just the tiniest wee bit exotic.
The cocktail shaker.
It's just a piece of fun, isn't it?
(THEY LAUGH) This is quite nicely etched.
These things remind me of palm fronds and grapes.
That's good, yeah.
And everything's there.
I'll give you that for £12, come on now.
Will it make a profit in auction though?
Well, you would know better than I. I think it might, I think it might.
I do like it, it's not an item of any great value but I've only got a few quid in my pocket left.
What I would like is if you were able to give me it for less than that.
Well, what have you got?
I'll go seven.
It's a deal.
And James and I will fill it with cocktails.
VO: I think James also has something a bit alcoholic lined up in his cabinet.
It's an interesting thing.
Known as a tantalas and the idea is that it would tantalize the people that were trying to get at the whisky.
You can imagine going on a grouse shoot or a pheasant shoot and you wouldn't want the entire, massive tantalas to take with you, but you can imagine the old butler with that in hand and it's by Mappin & Webb of London, who are good silversmiths, and the lock at the end here is Betjemann's Patent lock, and that pushes in and that turns and it releases the bottles.
VO: Pricey though, £250.
Here we are.
Can I ask you about that?
Pretty, isn't it?
It's lovely, I mean it's... JL: It's a bit worn... DEALER: Worn.
JL: Bottles are chipped, but... DEALER: Yeah.
What could that be?
250 on that.
A hundred and... 150?
So I rate that the same as the other one.
(CHUCKLES) We'll get... We'll... We'll go down to £100, then, on that one.
If I bought two things from you... DEALER: (CHUCKLES) ..would you do a deal on two?
Yes, we're a bit low anyhow.
So, yes alright, I'll do, er...
I'll do 90 on the ship's binnacle and I'll do 90 on this one then, so 180.
£180, you've got yourself a deal.
Thank you very much.
VO: So, most of their cash has been spent, but on what?
Is it a little Staffordshire piece, James?
It actually said in the shop that it was a reproduction and I have to say I didn't think it was.
I like it because it's colorful.
I like the combination of blue and yellow.
How much did you pay for it?
What do you think?
Oh, it wasn't that cheap, for goodness' sake.
It was £12.
Well, at £12, you might get away with it.
Might, it might get away with it?
What's that supposed to mean?
Might get away with it.
Less of that, what's your first?
My first thing is a little pincushion.
AM: Still with pins.
There are collectors who collect little items associated with sewing.
I think it'll also appeal to a hatpin collector.
So, I think you've another collectors' market there.
How much was it?
I paid £30 for it.
I think that's cheap.
VO: Next up, James's wonky lantern.
Oh, that's nice James.
That is nice!
JL: Do you like it?
AM: I love it.
I love arts and crafts and I love beaten metalwork.
Paid £20 for it.
James, that's a real bargain.
You like it?
I like it very, very much.
VO: I wonder if James will be equally enthused.
And I was attracted... Don't tell me.
Three scents... three scents.
Three little bottles.
I like it.
You like it?
What did you pay?
Well, I paid £70 for it.
I might get away with it, James.
You got a good discount.
I got a good discount.
JL: I like it, yeah.
AM: Good, good.
I like it too.
VO: Time for James to put his foot in it.
James, what on Earth is that?
That, I have to say, I loved when I saw it and it's a Victorian boot jack.
You stick your foot in there, you pull on the handle...
It's not something that appeals to me, although I can see the quality and the work in it.
The best of luck with it, James, and my next little lot...
It's a little group of silver pieces, two brooches and a little stone set pendant.
I can see you wearing that.
It's just like one of those round stained-glass windows that you see in Glasgow, isn't it?
Like them, like them very much.
You know the old phrase "he's missed the boat"?
Well, I certainly think I've missed the boat on this one in more than one way.
VO: Aye, aye, Captain!
AM: Oh James, that's great!
I like the shape, it appeals to me as an object.
I do like it.
Erm... Marine items are generally very expensive, James.
It wasn't cheap.
It was £90.
For £90, I think you should have nae bother at aw'.
VO: Now, what will James make of Anita's biggest buy?
It's a piece of Royal Crown Derby and this is very popular with the traveling people.
And that also helps the fact that it's a crucifix.
It's an awful thing to say in today's society but that really is normally a difficult selling point but because a lot of the traveling community are still very religious people, this type of thing still sells well.
OK, now the big question.
What did you pay?
I paid 85 for it.
That... (LAUGHS) That is a steal.
That is absolutely brilliant.
VO: I think he liked it.
Well, my final lot is that.
That is a delicious little item.
And dating from?
Turn of the century.
I think that that is lovely.
I think that's an absolutely super item.
So well done.
I liked it.
VO: Martini anyone?
AM: You could see it sitting in one of those 1950s bars...
Yes, you could... with mirrored interior.
AM: And the cushioned plastic.
But OK, what did you pay?
I paid £7 for it.
Well, it didn't break the bank, did it?
Well, well done and I think we ought to take that to the bar now and give a practice.
VO: But quick, before they do that, what do they really think?
What I do like is that wonderful tantalas.
It's Mappin & Webb, it's silver-plated and it was only £90.
The thing that I think she might struggle with is that scent casket.
I don't think the central bottle is original and I think that will be the downfall.
VO: After starting out in Horncastle, this leg of our trip will conclude in Diss for the auction showdown.
AM: I'm looking forward to... JL: It's lovely actually, isn't it?
Old timber framed houses.
They're not short of lots.
Not short of buyers either and that's the main thing.
Are you nervous, James?
I'm always nervous, Anita.
We'll be alright, let's get rid of that.
Oh, well done.
VO: And so, while Diss folk take a look, Anita and James are anxious to hear from the auctioneer, Elizabeth Torbet.
ELIZABETH (ET): The favorite item that James has brought today is the boot jack.
Now, it's the sort of thing which fits very well into the country area that we live and people do like that sort of thing and it's quite a collectable piece too.
Of Anita's items, there are two things which stand out - we have the Royal Crown Derby cross.
We have quite a few collectors locally of Royal Crown Derby so I'm hoping that she'll do well on that.
And the cocktail shaker, which I think will appeal to the taste here.
VO: Anita began with £216.08 and she spent a total of £211 on five auction lots.
James started out with £271.10 and spent £257 also on five lots.
OK, DISS is it.
James leads by one auction to nothing.
AM: Wake up James, wake up.
JL: I don't want to.
VO: Come on James, buck up.
AM: James, your lots are coming up now.
VO: Starting with one of Anita's.
Lot 147 now, the art nouveau silver mounted pin cushion, oh, this is pretty.
I have interest on the sheets and I start at £30.
Straight in at £30, there you go.
35, 38 and 40, two, 45, 48 and 50, five and 60, five and 70, five.
80 new bidder.
80 now to the front, 80, I'll take five.
JL: That's a great price.
AM: Come on!
£80, are you all done?
Did you think it would make that?
(THEY LAUGH) VO: No, I don't think she did.
That was a great start, James.
Yeah, brilliant start.
Little bit too good for my liking.
VO: Ah, a bit of competitiveness.
What can James's money box do?
Start me at 20...
There should be hands everywhere with that.
£20 surely, come on.
Thank you, 20 bid, I have 20 now, bid up, £20 the latest bid, looking for two.
JL: Go on!
Are you sure?
Good value still.
JL: Go on!
ET: 28's the gentleman's bid, nearest me.
30 the lady.
She's charming the bids out of them.
The gentleman's out this time.
It worked, madam, at £30... £30, oh well.
Anyone else can join in at £30 with the lady, at £30 and selling.
(GAVEL) JL: Wow, there we go.
AM: Well done, James.
JL: That's a good start, that's exactly what we thought it might make.
That's a good start.
VO: Another decent profit, minus commission.
A good start!
VO: Now, Glasgow style jewelry in Norfolk.
Start me at 30, £30 surely.
ET: Come on.
ET: £30 bid.
JL: He's in straight at 30.
32, 35, 38, 40.
Where are you at two?
Come along now.
There's a gentleman buying, 42... 45, 48, 50, five.
55 is in the corner, bid at 55... 60 sir?
£60 the corner at 60, where's five?
At 60 the corner bid, any advance?
(GAVEL) £60, thank you.
Well, that trebled your money.
VO: Well done, Anita.
There is nothing to be ashamed of for that.
What will they make of your lantern James?
Some unusual pieces, 30 I'll take... Come on!
Yeah, come on, help them out.
30 bid, 32.
Same for you, 42 has moved now to my front, 42, any advance on the... 45, this is what auctions are all about.
£45 is bid, where's eight?
Anybody else can join in as well at 45, any advance?
JL: Well done him, well done.
Gosh, that was close wasn't it?
VO: You've doubled your money, James.
I hope my stuff does this as well.
VO: Well, next up is the cross that James was rather envious of.
I do have interest on the sheets though and I start at £32.
JL: (GASPS) £32!
ET: 32 I have, 35, 38... 40, two, 45, 48, 50, five, with you in a moment.
60, 65, 70 bid, 75, new bidder 80, five.
Gentleman's bid is 95, 100 commission, 110, 120, 120, now looking for 30... Oh, it's worth more than that.
Am I missing anybody else?
Are you all done?
Ach, well, it's made more than the auctioneer's estimate.
Double that, well, that's a bit of a relief.
VO: I think James thought it might have done a bit better but Anita's comfortably in the lead today.
I'm happy enough with that James.
And it's made a profit.
It's made a profit.
Right, next is this brass, maritime, ship's compass.
You're under pressure, James?
I'm under pressure.
Are you sweating?
ET: And I have interest on this one here and I start at 55.
£55 bid, and 60, five, 70, five, 80, five.
Oh, round it up now.
100, and 10.
And 110 is back with me, at 110, I've lost the lady.
120, she's softened at 120.
ET: I'm out, at 120 bid now.
At 120 in the gallery, any advance on 120?
JL: Well done, Elizabeth.
AM: That's sold.
She got every last pound out of them for that.
VO: Yep, you've steered nicely into profit.
That's the sweat over.
VO: Now, Golden Cadillac or Rusty Nail?
What will Anita's shaker make?
I have interest one this shown and I start at £18, £18 this is.
JL: That's a start.
ET: And 22... VO: Good start.
Bit of a stir.
35, 38, 40, two.
That's a great price!
ET: At 42 now, I'll take five.
I have the 42.
45, thank you, 48.
It's on commission on 48.
Well, my word.
That is a corking profit!
In percentage terms, that's the best all day.
VO: Yep, cheers Anita.
That's a whopper!
I'm a happy girl.
You should be a happy girl.
VO: OK, plenty of wellies in Norfolk.
What will James's device make?
ET: And I have interest on the sheets and I start at 42.
£42, 45, 48, 50, five... JL AND ET: 50, five, 60, five, 70, five.
80, five, 90, five.
100 in the room, I'm out.
I'll take the 10.
I'll take 10 too.
At £100, any advance?
AM: James... JL: She of little faith.
I'll have to eat my words.
VO: And that's put them neck and neck.
What about Anita's perfume bottles?
Where may I say for this?
Start me at 50.
30 to start surely, 30's the lady bid at 30, she spots quality there at 30, may I say two?
ET: 32, 35.
JL: Two ladies bidding.
Go on, madam, 38.
£40, oh you've lost a friend there at £40.
You were going so well.
At £40, where's two?
At 42, new bidder.
Oh go on, sir.
48 and 50.
Your wife won't mind.
55, go on.
She still won't mind.
(LAUGHTER) It's 60, it does sell.
JL: (MUTTERS) Do you know, I think you came away with that very lightly.
VO: First loss of the day, but at least James isn't rubbing it in.
That could quite easily have made £40 with that wrong bottle.
I know, I know.
VO: Now, if James's tantalas does better, he'll win today.
This is the best thing I've bought on the entire trip.
Start me 100.
Oh, that's cheap.
Come on, £100.
80 to start surely.
ET: Come on, help along at £80.
That is ridiculous.
50 bid, 50 I have, a low start at 50, five, lots of bidders now.
60, five, 70, five, 80, five, 90, five, 100...
It's worth way more than this.
100, 110, new bidder.
120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 200, ET: and 10.
JL: Go on.
Any advance on 210?
ET: A good piece at 210.
JL: Come on.
(GAVEL) AM: That's not bad.
Isn't that wonderful?
Do you know, I could hardly breathe, it was so tense!
VO: Great result after a shaky start.
James, that's the excitement of the auction.
Yeah, that is brilliant.
I'm happy with that.
All in all, we seem to have both done well.
I think we have.
VO: So you have Anita, but thanks to that last lot, James is the winner again and is in the lead.
After paying auction costs, Anita's made a profit of £90.76, so she has £306.84 to spend tomorrow.
James on the other hand, made £157.10 after auction costs and so he has a very handy £428.20 to spend tomorrow.
But beware the Anita fight back.
Next time on the Antiques Road Trip, Anita goes for broke.
And I was wondering if you could give me it for a pound!
VO: And James gets an honest opinion.
I think you're making a bad mistake, really.
JL: Do you?