TIM WONNACOTT: The nation's favorite celebrities.
We are special then, are we?
Oh, that's excellent.
TIM WONNACOTT: Paired up with an expert.
I'm getting stressed.
TIM WONNACOTT: And a classic car.
Their mission, to scour Britain for antiques.
I have no idea what it is.
Oh, I love it.
TIM WONNACOTT: The aim?
To make the biggest profit at auction.
But it's no easy ride.
There's no accounting for taste.
TIM WONNACOTT: Who will find a hidden gem?
Who will take the biggest risks?
Will anybody follow expert advice?
Do you like them?
TIM WONNACOTT: There will be worthy winners, and valiant losers.
- Are you happy?
TIM WONNACOTT: Time to put your pedal to the metal.
This is "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip."
[MUSIC PLAYING] Yeah.
TIM WONNACOTT: On this "Celebrity Antiques Road Trip" we're expecting a bit of a scrum-- PHIL: Let's get this show on the road.
TIM WONNACOTT: --between rugby stars Phil Vickery, and Martin Offiah.
Life on the open road.
I feel like I'm literally going to war.
TIM WONNACOTT: And in a competition this intense they might as well be.
Now Martin "Chariots" Offiah-- to give him his Sunday name, is a legend of rugby league.
And one of the greatest try scorers of all time, most notably for teams Widness and Wigan.
Since retiring from the game he's become a popular sports pundit, and has turned his talents to competing in "Strictly Come Dancing."
PHIL: Because I used to watch you as a kid playing league, because you were a proper superstar.
You're showing my age there.
I'm obviously a generation before you.
TIM WONNACOTT: While Phil Vickery's name is legend in the world of rugby union.
Known as the Raging Bull, this former England captain was part of the winning side for 2003's glorious victory in the Rugby World Cup.
Since he left the game he's also made a name for himself in the media, including winning 2011's celebrity MasterChef, bravo hey.
So we can expect this to be a competitive event.
And I feel like I'm on a roller coaster right now.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's certainly going to be a wild ride, and today Martin and Phil are driving a sturdy Land Rover dating to way back 1952.
So Phil, how did we end up middle of the West Country, going uphill in what I think is a 1950s Land Rover.
Martin, I'm asking myself the same question.
Why I'm letting you drive me around in this vehicle.
But we're here, we're in Glouchestershire on the Antiques Road Trip.
TIM WONNACOTT: You are indeed.
The Land Rover was manufactured before seat belts were mandatory, hence the boys aren't buckled up.
But the car's 1950s transmission seems to be giving them a bit of chip.
What's going-- [GIGGLING] What giggle is that?
TIM WONNACOTT: He'll get used to it.
PHIL: She's warming up now, she's happy.
She's warming up.
But what do you know about antiques, seriously?
You must know something.
I know they're made out of wood.
Well, obviously wood antiques are made out of wood.
TIM WONNACOTT: Yes, but fear not.
Guiding these two sporting heroes are two Grand Dames of the antique world.
Auctioneer Christina Trevanion, and silver expert Margie Cooper.
Thelma and Louise they sad.
It is like Thelma and Louise.
TIM WONNACOTT: If you say so.
They're piloting a 1980 Corvette Stingray.
CHRISTINA: And is it good to drive?
It's very good to drive.
TIM WONNACOTT: Each with 400 pounds to spend, our two pairs will journey from Stroud, in Gloucestershire, around the winding byways of the South West, to end up at auction in the city of Bristol.
My agent didn't really explain this.
TIM WONNACOTT: We get that a lot, Martin.
But no matter, it's time for celebrities to meet experts.
Whoops, Martin seems to have lost his hat.
But he's keeping his head, just about.
Hey, look at this.
It's a Land Rover.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's stalled, oh dear.
Do you want me to give you a push?
Oh, I can't believe it.
Oh, it's a Landie.
PHIL: Gosh, that's what happens when you leave him in charge of anything.
MARTIN: That's what you call a road trip.
CHRISTINA: Very nice to meet you.
Made it, just.
Not a problem.
CHRISTINA: Hello, my love.
TIM WONNACOTT: And they've already decided Christina will pair with Martin, and Margie with Phil.
Now, have we decided who is going to go in which vehicle?
Yeah, I've decided.
It took you all of a nanosecond.
Am I going to be pushing this most of the way around this road trip?
- We could be stranded.
I don't mind be stranded with you.
OK, well that's OK.
It's all good.
TIM WONNACOTT: You are getting on swimmingly.
It's time for the off.
Have fun guys.
It's part of the excitement.
TIM WONNACOTT: And the pretty Cotswold town of Stroud makes for a delightful place for Martin and Christina to start the day.
They're leaving the vehicle for the time being, and striding off towards the Antiques Emporium, where they're meeting dealer Jenny.
JENNY: How are you?
CHRISTINA: Hello, hi.
What's your name?
- I'm Jenny.
Hi, Jenny I'm Christina.
TIM WONNACOTT: Time for a proper rummage in this center's ample stock.
MARTIN: I love a good rummage.
Oh good, so do I. TIM WONNACOTT: Jolly good.
They're really casing the joint here.
So what are we looking for, Martin?
What do you like?
MARTIN: I'm looking for a deal, you know.
Phil has made it perfectly clear on day one that he wants to win this.
And I'm in his own backyard.
So you know, I'm a London boy.
So does he live around here?
Yeah, he's from Gloucester.
He's from these parts, as they say.
And he's told me that you know, there's no way that a city slicker is going to come to his neck of the woods and win.
And make any money.
Ooh, that is fighting talk.
- Isn't it?
- I like it.
We've got to win.
TIM WONNACOTT: This match is definitely on.
But does Martin have any form in the antiques game?
Got a [INAUDIBLE] of antiquey pieces.
You know, ornate mirrors and a few bits and pieces here and there, stuff I've bought abroad.
And been to a few car boot sales.
I love it that you've been to car boot sales.
So you get down, get rummaging-- I have bought something at a car boot sale and sold it for a profit at an auction.
I never do that.
TIM WONNACOTT: Very impressive Martin.
Who's the expert here again?
CHRISTINA: So having a good old rummage.
So you go in there.
TIM WONNACOTT: And soon Martin spotted something hidden in a jumble of stock.
A slot machine.
I wonder if this works.
Is this something that I could potentially sell in an auction?
CHRISTINA: I think-- I mean, it's totally quirky, isn't it?
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a fruit machine, or one-armed bandit.
Probably dating from the 1970s.
Would you have that in your house?
Yeah, I used to have arcade games in my house when I lived in Manchester.
I used to charge people 20p to use them.
CHRISTINA: You didn't.
MARTIN: Yeah, I did.
TIM WONNACOTT: Hey you're a shrewd customer.
I like it.
Ticket price on the fruit machine is a substantial 140 pounds.
Time to speak to dealer Jenny.
How long has it been there?
Deep in the back.
Deep in the bowels, yes.
It weighs a ton.
Oh, does it?
It is full of old coins.
So you're OK. CHRISTINA: Oh, really?
You've just got to-- no key to get into it.
So it's going to be a rank frustration.
It's a bit like having a money box-- CHRISTINA: That you can't open.
JENNY: That you can't open.
But it does light up when you plug it in.
CHRISTINA: OK. MARTIN: Does it work?
So, yes it works in as much as you would call it a very sort of, boys toy lamp I think, rather than a fruit machine.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's being sold as a decorative item rather than a functional game.
So, will that help them on the price?
CHRISTINA: Can we come under the 100 pounds?
Is there any chance?
CHRISTINA: We would want to be getting it for 60 pounds.
You're going to it away today, are we?
CHRISTINA: We're going to take it away.
So you're going to move everything-- CHRISTINA: We're going to give you-- --tidy up afterwards.
CHRISTINA: --cold hard cash.
And I've got a rugby player to help me lift it out.
80 at the absolute death.
And it'll be just for the fun of watching you try and dig it out, actually.
So are we doing a deal?
Yes we'll do the deal for 80.
TIM WONNACOTT: Deal done at 80 pounds.
Now they just have to get it out of there.
MARTIN: So it's in limbo.
TIM WONNACOTT: Good thing Martin's here, hey?
Come on, muscles.
TIM WONNACOTT: That bold deal shows he's got the brawn, and the brains.
CHRISTINA: Keep going, keep going?
MARTIN: What, Keep going?
Yeah, we've got quite a hill to climb yet.
TIM WONNACOTT: Now Phil and Margie are motoring on in the Corvette.
And Margie's quizzing Phil on his knowledge of the competition.
MARGIE: So, do you know Martin?
PHIL: I do know Martin.
We're a generation apart.
So I just crossed over with him at the end of his career.
But he's someone who actually I used to watch as a kid, and be inspired by, particularly from his rugby league days.
He was tough, he was fast, try scorer.
Just an unbelievable talent.
He could do things which other guys just wouldn't even be able to comprehend.
So-- So he's not going to do that in the shops, is he?
TIM WONNACOTT: I doubt there'll be room, Margie.
PHIL: He's very competitive.
He likes a bit of fun.
But let me assure you, he won't want to lose.
So it's going to be interesting.
And we cannot let Martin beat us.
MARGIE: Oh, no.
You're putting pressure on me now.
TIM WONNACOTT: You're really going to have to try, Margie.
They're heading for the town of Cirencester.
An ancient market town known as the capital of the Cotswolds, where they're heading for Cirencester Antique Center and meeting dealer Brian.
Hello, good morning.
Welcome to Cirencester.
Nice to see you.
TIM WONNACOTT: There's plenty to see in this shop, so best get stuck in.
Martin and Christina were pretty focused on their buying, but these two seem happy well, just to have a lark about.
Hey, I don't think that strikes the right note.
[MUSIC PLAYING] Can you see-- can you see the resemblance?
TIM WONNACOTT: You could be brothers, soon.
Margie's quizzing Phil on his triumphant turn on TV's MasterChef.
Who was your Judge?
John Torode, and Gregg Wallace.
Oh, Gregg Wallace, gosh.
Well, Greg's easy.
Just anything sweet, he goes, "Oh, nice."
TIM WONNACOTT: Hey, an uncanny impression, Phil.
That's been tampered with.
That's not-- I say, I watch these type of shows, you know.
TIM WONNACOTT: Glad to hear it, Phil.
And his discerning eyes soon settled on something else.
PHIL: I like this.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a leather pouch designed to hold magazines for a submachine gun.
Military in origin, and dating from the mid-20th century.
Ticket price is 45 pounds.
BRIAN: Hello, can I help you?
- Have you got the key, darling?
BRIAN: Yes sure.
Very much indeed.
BRIAN: Let's get this open.
I've just been-- TIM WONNACOTT: Phil is smitten with this piece of vintage militaria.
PHIL: I like it because it looks used.
I like it.
I'd like to buy it.
MARGIE: Would you?
At the right price.
I can try and do a bit for you.
MARGIE: What's a bit?
Because it's 45.
PHIL: But it's not worth 45, is it?
You know that's the reality of it.
How about-- MARGIE: Yeah?
BRIAN: How about 35?
BRIAN: 30 pounds?
You've got a deal.
It's nice doing business.
TIM WONNACOTT: Blimey, Phil doesn't mess about.
He's off like a shot, and they've got their first item for 30 pounds.
Now Margie's got her eye on something.
Those little things at the back there.
What have you spotted?
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a pair of solid silver salts in the form of baskets.
And they've really taken silver expert Margie's fancy.
Ticket price is 48 pounds.
And you know, they're Victorian.
Seem like they're quite sweet.
BRIAN: They're sweet.
Which gives me pressure.
Because you're the "Encyclopedia of Silverware Extraordinaire."
MARGIE: I just like those.
If you like them-- if you like them, I like them.
We like them.
MARGIE: If they can be 30, I'll close the deal on those.
How about 35.
Shall we split?
BRIAN: OK then.
All right then.
Go on, deal.
TIM WONNACOTT: And with all the coordination of a professional athlete.
So we're going to what?
32 pound 50?
TIM WONNACOTT: But these two know what they want, and they know how to get it.
A second sterling deal all wrapped up in record time.
Right, that's lovely.
Thank you very much, Brian.
It's my pleasure.
It's a pleasure.
TIM WONNACOTT: Martin and Christina Meanwhile are still back in Stroud, and driving to their next shop.
The trusty old Land Rover seems to be back to full health.
CHRISTINA: Best car ever for the road trip, for me.
MARTIN: Is it?
There is a lot to be said for good old fashioned engineering, I think.
Oh-- I thought you were going to say, "They made things to last back then."
TIM WONNACOTT: So let's hope they can find something as ancient and durable in their next shop.
They're heading for Armchair Antiques.
JAMES: Hi, Hi Christina.
How are you?
Hi, very well, thank you.
- Pleased to meet you.
- What's your name?
- My name is James.
- Hi, James.
- Martin, pleased to meet you.
How are you doing?
This is all looking very clocky.
TIM WONNACOTT: This shop indeed specializes in selling and restoring antique clocks.
Though there are some other items dotted about as well.
JAMES: Unfortunately that's my recreation, that's not for sale.
So how much money would you want for said comics in a box?
JAMES: That'd be 100 pounds.
MARTIN: "Holy baloney, Robin."
"Holy baloney, Robin."
TIM WONNACOTT: Whilst Martin had his pick this morning, this afternoon Christina is taking the lead.
Oh, what's this?
JAMES: Oh, that one, yeah.
That's quite nice.
CHRISTINA: Oh, here we go.
So this is obviously a canteen of cutlery.
TIM WONNACOTT: It is indeed an Edwardian silver plated canteen of cutlery, presented rather cunningly in a mahogany table.
CHRISTINA: Well, we've got fish knives and forks there.
Jam spoon, sauce ladle.
We've got obviously carving set there.
Something missing there.
MARTIN: Well it looks like a nice piece.
You know, I haven't seen anything like this before.
CHRISTINA: That's rather attractive.
What have you got on that, James?
JAMES: I've got 100 on it at the minute.
I like it.
JAMES: Can be negotiable.
If it so interests.
I don't like it that much.
What's the best we could do with this do you think?
JAMES: What sort of price was you thinking of then?
Don't say 30.
TIM WONNACOTT: Grams, Martin.
You're getting the hang of the hard haggle.
JAMES: 40 pounds, and yeah, we'll shake on that.
CHRISTINA: Oh blimey.
Run, run, run.
TIM WONNACOTT: What a deal.
Talk about tackling them low.
They get the table, and all the cutlery inside for a bargain 40 pounds.
But they're still scouring the shop for more items.
This is a bit random.
Why have you got a Canterbury underneath here?
JAMES: We cut so many things over the years.
It's got quite a lot of dust on it, James.
JAMES: That one's been there for a while.
CHRISTINA: Is that for sale?
JAMES: It can be, yeah.
I don't know why I put it there, to be honest.
CHRISTINA: That's all right.
Oh, blimey, I've just managed to pull it to pieces.
JAMES: It's a bit-- CHRISTINA: Oh blimey, I really have managed to pull its pieces, look.
JAMES: Oh, no.
Was that to try and get the price down?
TIM WONNACOTT: I wouldn't put it past her, James.
MARTIN: So that's a magazine rack?
CHRISTINA: It's a Canterbury, exactly.
TIM WONNACOTT: It is indeed a Victorian Canterbury, used for storing magazines, or sheet music.
CHRISTINA: What would you like for it?
I'm open to offers really, because I actually didn't know I actually had it, so.
CHRISTINA: Oh, really?
Pretty embarrassed, really.
Do you think it needs a lot of TLC?
I mean, it's a project piece, isn't it?
JAMES: It's a project piece, yeah.
I mean this-- TIM WONNACOTT: Well it is now.
Would you kill me if I said a fiver?
Well, it saves it getting any more dusty.
Yeah, go on then, we'll do a fiver.
MARTIN: It's an antique it's a fiver, so.
CHRISTINA: I don't think-- Hopefully we can't lose.
TIM WONNACOTT: Another bargain on the rack James didn't even know he had.
CHRISTINA: Thank you very much, James.
You're a star.
Right, have you got a duster and some glue?
MARTIN: We'll sell it like that.
We'll still make money.
TIM WONNACOTT: Over in Cirencester Phil and Margie are back in the car.
And country boy Phil is filling Margie in on some of his interests.
PHIL: Myself and my wife at home have got a few horses.
And I'm actually more interested in what it brings to the countryside with the farriers, and with the shops, and the tack and-- MARGIE: Part of our heritage, isn't it?
PHIL: No, it is.
I think it's an important part of our heritage.
TIM WONNACOTT: With horses and heritage high on their agenda, they really are in for a treat today.
They're heading for the outskirts of town to spend the afternoon at Cirencester Park Polo Club where they're meeting executive polo manager Tim, and assistant polo manager, Kim.
Hello to you.
TIM: Welcome to Cirencester Park Polo Club.
PHIL: Thank you.
TIM: Nice to have you here.
TIM WONNACOTT: This polo club-- which bills itself as Britain's most historic, certainly has an illustrious past.
With strong ties to the royal family, the club was inaugurated under the 7th Earl Bathurst in the grounds of his own estate here, in 1894.
KIM: We're celebrating our 120th anniversary this year.
120 years of history at Cirencester is quite a lot.
TIM WONNACOTT: Which is a history full of stories.
But the game of polo has been around just a little longer than that.
MARGIE: Where did it come from, and how long has it been a sport?
What's the history of it?
TIM: It originated in Persia, I think, going back before-- I don't know, 600 BC, somewhere like that.
TIM: And then when the British Army was in India they saw it as a sport, and brought it back.
And then they were the ones that pretty much moved it around the world, was the army.
TIM WONNACOTT: Polo came to British shores during the Victorian period, and was embraced most firmly by the highest echelons in society.
It's been played and loved by several generations of our royal family, and it was the Queen's cousin, Lord Mountbatten, who arguably gave us the game as it's played today.
TIM: Until about 1938 there wasn't too many rules at all.
And then, I think it was Lord Mountbatten-- who was a lover of the sport and played it a lot, he formalized the rules in 1938.
And pretty much the same, or very similar to what we use now.
TIM WONNACOTT: Tim and Kim are taking our polo novices to see one of the club's most prized possessions.
MARGIE: My word.
KIM: So here is the Warwickshire Cup.
MARGIE: Wow, what a trophy.
PHIL: Wow, that is a trophy.
MARGIE: Absolutely splendid.
TIM WONNACOTT: The Warwickshire Cup is the oldest polo trophy in the country, and one of the most illustrious.
KIM: It's one of the top three high goal tournaments in the country.
So you've got the Gold Cup, the Queen's Cup, and the Warwickshire Cup.
PHIL: Can you go to dinners off the back of winning this, or not?
I'm sure they could.
TIM WONNACOTT: Most certainly.
Just like you, Margie, stunning.
TIM WONNACOTT: Well said, Phil.
You're a gent.
But of course, they can't come here without having a go themselves.
Anyone for a chukka?
So jump up.
And I'll help you.
Now you, yeah.
TIM WONNACOTT: First on these wooden steeds.
TIM: This one's called Volcano.
That's good, that's good.
Look at that.
TIM: Woo hoo.
MARGIE: How'd you do that?
PHIL: I'll tell you what.
This polo lark's easy.
TIM WONNACOTT: Don't speak too soon, Phil.
Do you think we're ready for the real thing?
KIM: Try and strap.
MARGIE: It's years since I've done this.
TIM WONNACOTT: That's enough horsing about, you two.
Oh look at that, perfect.
TIM WONNACOTT: Bang on, Phil.
A little bit of tuition, they'd be right up there and ready to start their new career as polo players.
MARGIE: Thank you very much, everybody.
TIM: No, thank you.
You've been very patient with us.
No it's been great having you here.
It really has.
Thank you very much.
TIM WONNACOTT: And with that final chukka, it's the end of a terribly sporting first day on the road trip.
But nothing will keep this lot off the road for long when a game is afoot.
The morning sun greets them back in the cars, and raring to go.
Martin and Phil are together in the Land Rover, and comparing notes on each of their team's dynamics.
MARTIN: I think we've established our relation quite well.
I-- she drives, she's in charge, and I just follow along, you know.
I think there's a common theme there.
Well, Christina's in charge of your team.
let me assure you, Margie is in charge of my team.
TIM WONNACOTT: Although, the chaps have each chosen an item so far.
MARTIN: Oh, I always think that a successful team happens when everyone knows their role, you know what I mean?
You know, if you're meant to be kicking the ball, you kick the ball.
If you're a grafter, you graft.
If you're a big money star, you've got to come up with some big plays.
TIM WONNACOTT: So it'll be interesting to see what role these two big money stars take on today.
Meanwhile in the other car, Margie and Christina are also comparing notes.
MARGIE: Well, I'm enjoying Phil's company.
CHRISTINA: My guy's an MBE.
CHRISTINA: Is yours?
All a bit mad.
I shall ask mine when I see him.
TIM WONNACOTT: Mhm, Phil's an MBE too, yes.
Now, don't let squabble girls.
Look, he's been captain of England, and they won the World Cup.
He must be.
I still think Martin's musclier than Phil.
TIM WONNACOTT: Hey, ladies.
CHRISTINA: In we go.
TIM WONNACOTT: They're all planning to meet up at the local rugby club.
But the boys seem to be a little lost.
CHRISTINA: Come on, guys.
MARGIE: Forever waiting.
MARTIN: It wouldn't be a road trip without getting lost, would it be?
PHIL: I get lost in a road trip.
TIM WONNACOTT: It wouldn't be the Antiques Road Trip, I assure you.
We've made it.
We got lost.
CHRISTINA: Where have you been?
How did you got lost?
It's a rugby pitch.
Surely you would know where every rugby pitch in the UK is.
Come on then, let's head off.
TIM WONNACOTT: So far Martin and Christina have spent 125 pounds on three lots.
The One-Armed Bandit, the Victorian Canterbury, and the canteen of cutlery presented in a table.
That gives them 275 pounds left to spend today.
Pleasure doing business with you, James.
Thank you, Sir.
TIM WONNACOTT: While Phil and Margie have spent a slight 62 pounds and 50p on two lots.
The pouch for a gun's magazine, and the set of silver salt dishes.
So that leaves them with a generous 337 pound, 50p in their coffers.
MARGIE: Do you carry a purse, Phil?
I don't carry a purse, actually.
Do you carry a purse, dear?
TIM WONNACOTT: Martin and Christina are on the road remembering Martin's playing days.
CHRISTINA: Must be amazing to walk out into a rugby pitch packed full of thousands and thousands of people, all cheering you on.
I must admit, on days like this-- when it's sunny days, it does sort of bring back memories of playing rugby, especially seeing the rugby pitch like that.
TIM WONNACOTT: This morning they're kicking off the day's shopping in the fine city of Bristol.
And the vehicle-- thankfully, has made it all the way there.
MARTIN: We've made it, well done.
CHRISTINA: Oh my good lord.
MARTIN: That deserves a round of applause.
Big round of applause.
CHRISTINA: And now it doesn't stall.
Come on, that's worth a hug.
TIM WONNACOTT: How sweet.
They're heading into Rachel's Antiques, where the owner oddly enough, is called Rachel.
RACHEL: Oh, hi.
RACHEL: I'm Rachel.
CHRISTINA: Hi, Rachel.
Lovely to meet you.
TIM WONNACOTT: Is Rachel ready for this hard haggling pair?
There's a bit of jewelry there which is sort of mainly silver, and some old.
OK. RACHEL: If there's things you're interested in, I'm always willing to do a deal.
I'm very flexible.
Did a lot of karate for a long time.
20 years I did karate for.
So-- TIM WONNACOTT: Blimey, Rachel.
I'm not sure if that's a threat, or a promise.
So they better get on the hunt for a bargain.
CHRISTINA: Brilliant, brilliant, right.
What money would you have on that?
What do you think of that?
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: Next door is a shop belonging to Rachel's dad, Michael.
Leaving no stone unturned, they're searching there too.
OK, this is Mike's Antiques.
TIM WONNACOTT: Naturally.
[MUSIC PLAYING] CHRISTINA: That is really odd.
That's very lovely.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a French molded glass bowl in the Art Deco style, dating from the 1920s or 30s maybe, and Cristina's taking the lead again this morning.
CHRISTINA: These mermaids are really beautiful, aren't they?
You've got to feel the weight of that.
MARTIN: Is it heavy?
CHRISTINA: It's phenomenal.
- Don't let me drop it.
CHRISTINA: No, don't do that.
[LAUGHTER] Don't drop the ball.
RACHEL: You'd never live that down, would you?
MARTIN: It's nice, that.
I like that.
How much have you got on that?
RACHEL: I've got 45 on it.
But I'm willing to negotiate if you wanted a couple of things, and we can see what we can do.
I think we want to be looking at securing it in the region of kind of 15 or 20 pounds, really.
I'll arm wrestle for it.
TIM WONNACOTT: Steady on.
I don't think we need to resort to that just yet.
They like that, and will look for something else they could strike a bigger deal on.
OK, well let's take this with us.
Very disappointed I haven't seen any karate moves at all.
TIM WONNACOTT: This is action packed.
Felt it, though.
Just like-- Well, I was looking at this stand.
Is it an umbrella stand, did you say?
RACHEL: He was retailing that at 85, because it's just a particularly nice one.
But I'll see if there's any movement, and what he can do on it.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a Victorian brass umbrella stand, and another possible buy.
CHRISTINA: Did you like that look of that lamp?
RACHEL: That's a really nice Art Deco lamp, there.
Because it would go very well with that bowl.
CHRISTINA: I like it.
Look at you, tactics.
Creating a whole section of ourselves in the auction.
TIM WONNACOTT: I know.
He is good, isn't he?
CHRISTINA: Can you reach over and get it?
CHRISTINA: Be careful with that.
She's molded glass.
Very Art Deco in style, especially with that chrome combination as well, isn't she?
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a decorative lamp from around the same inter-war period as the glass bowl they also like.
So normally that would retell about 85 as well.
But obviously I can do better than that because I know that you've got to make a profit.
CHRISTINA: That's really kind, Rachel, thank you.
RACHEL: I mean, the best I can do on that-- obviously if you were interested in the umbrella stand as well, I could do them for 100 for the two.
Which would make that one 55 and that one 45.
OK. What about 100 for the bowl, the lamp, and the umbrella stand.
You, you drive a hard bargain.
CHRISTINA: Buy two, get one free.
Martin what's your thought?
You know, it is all about the business for us.
And so, you know for us to make a profit we really do need it at I think.
He's worse than you.
TIM WONNACOTT: He is, you know.
RACHEL: Look, I need to put you out of your misery.
I'll do it for 100.
I'll do it for 100.
But that's it.
MARTIN: Shake on it.
OK. TIM WONNACOTT: Deal done for all three at a nice round 100 pounds, bargain.
Can you do it for 90?
TIM WONNACOTT: Christina.
TIM WONNACOTT: I should think so, love.
RACHEL: Definitely not.
- Thank you.
MARTIN: Thank you.
- That's really kind.
MARTIN: Yeah, I think that should be enough to take to auction.
CHRISTINA: I think that's plenty.
Let's bring it on.
TIM WONNACOTT: Meanwhile, Phil and Margie are in the car.
And Phil's reminiscing about how he got his start in rugby.
PHIL: Well, do you know I can honestly say you know, I fell in love with rugby as a young lad.
Well, team sports, I just loved being involved in a team.
I'm very lucky I played for England at under-16s.
I just fell into rugby, which then became a career.
Because even at the age of 19 when I moved up to Gloucester-- because I didn't want to leave home.
You know, growing up at home in Cornwall was a beautiful part of the world.
All your family, all your friends, and I genuinely loved it there.
But I remember Mum saying to me you know, me not wanting to leave.
And she said, home will always be here for you.
I'll never forget that.
TIM WONNACOTT: Oh, how lovely.
They're driving to the village of Kington St Michael, in Wiltshire.
A calm and pretty little place to start their own day's buying.
Here they're aiming for Kington Antiques and Interiors.
PHIL: We've arrived.
MARGIE: We have arrived in the boiling heat.
TIM WONNACOTT: Where they're meeting dealer, Richard.
RICHARD: Good morning.
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: Phil's feeling the heat this morning.
It's pretty warm.
TIM WONNACOTT: Suits you, Phil.
Oh, that's nice, isn't it?
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: Soon enough something's caught his eye.
Can I have an orange?
Yes, you help yourself.
They're fresh out of the fridge this morning.
PHIL: Thank you.
MARGIE: See anything you fancy?
TIM WONNACOTT: Apart from the orange?
While team player Martin's mainly following his expert's lead today, former England captain Phil seems keen to take the reins from Margie.
We'll see the scale's worth.
I love it more than anything just because it's got that "Post Office."
I would buy that.
If I was looking and I saw that, I would buy that.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a set of mid-20th century post office scales.
There's no ticket price on them.
RICHARD: The reason for that is because I use them.
But I guess I could sell them.
I just have to try and find some more.
But they took months for me to track those down.
PHIL: Have you got any tissues?
I got a few tears coming down.
TIM WONNACOTT: Hey.
And Phil's certainly got the sportsmanlike scent of competition in his nostrils this morning.
So I'm actually for sale.
If it's in the shop, I can see it, it must be for sale.
25 pounds, minimum.
I need to lie down, I'm getting stressed.
It is stressful trying to buy these things.
RICHARD: I'll let you take them for 15 pounds.
I think you'd make a good margin on that.
RICHARD: Because they're not available.
Well, they obviously are, because you've got one.
He's getting a bit smarter.
TIM WONNACOTT: He is.
12 pound 50.
You drive a hard bargain.
Thank you, very much.
TIM WONNACOTT: They have the scales for a very reasonable 12 pounds 50p.
And they're wondering onwards.
PHIL: Come on, ma'am.
Come on, come on.
TIM WONNACOTT: Martin and Christina are still in Bristol.
Having had a very successful morning shopping, they're heading for Cameron Balloons, where they're going to learn about some extraordinary sporting achievements.
They're meeting company director Craig.
And John, the archivist of the British Balloon Museum and Library.
Hello, Christina Trevanion.
Nice to meet you.
- Hi, Martin.
Hi, I'm John.
CRAIG: Welcome to Cameron Balloons, the largest manufacturer of hot air balloons in the world.
TIM WONNACOTT: Cameron is indeed the world's pre-eminent maker of hot air balloons.
The company's founder, Don Cameron, is the godfather of UK hot air ballooning in the modern era, and this Bristol institution really helped the pursuit take off.
As well as bringing ballooning to the people, this factory also manufactured the balloon which completed the first non-stop around the world flight.
But hot air ballooning has been around for much longer than you might think.
And John is taking Martin and Christina to see a museum display at Cameron's which sketches the early history of balloon flight.
The very beginnings of mankind's ascent into the skies.
When does it date back to?
So we started in-- or ballooning started in 1783 with the Montgolfier brothers in Annonay in France.
They were paper manufacturers.
TIM WONNACOTT: The Montgolfier brothers noticed that the smoke rising from a chimney would cause a small paper bag to float upwards.
Smoke lifted the bags up the chimney.
So they made bigger and bigger bags until they-- CHRISTINA: Out of paper?
Out of paper, that's correct.
Because they were paper manufacturers.
So then they thought well, we'll make a bigger and bigger and bigger ones.
And we can then get people [INAUDIBLE]..
So when was the first balloon flight?
The first manned hot air balloon flight was the 21st of November 1783, in France, in Paris.
Here's a picture here of the balloon.
CHRISTINA: Oh, wow.
They took off and flew.
Flew five or so miles.
TIM WONNACOTT: The flight was particularly hazardous as in the days before gas burners, the heat needed to lift the hot air balloon was provided by an open fire.
JOHN: The fire was suspended in the middle, at the bottom there.
And they would throw straw onto it.
Oh my good lord.
And they also had long sticks with sponges on, and water to put the flames out that were coming onto the paper balloon.
No, you're kidding.
That's unbelievably good.
CRAIG: They would throw straw and cow dung onto it, because-- Cow dung?
Yes, because they thought it was smoke which made it fly.
They didn't realise it was just hot air.
So they wanted something to generate lots of smoke.
The early balloonists were very smelly.
That must have smelt really nice.
TIM WONNACOTT: Smelly they might have been, but this was the birth of human flight.
So you've told us a little bit about the history of ballooning.
What about ballooning today?
Well, modern ballooning started in this country in the 1960s.
In 1967 there was-- or 1966, there was a group formed, the Hot Air group, including Don Cameron, the owner of this factory.
They built a balloon made of ripstop nylon, and carrying propane gas in cylinders.
It just caught on as a sport then.
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: And modern balloonists were keen to push the frontiers of the sport.
MARTIN: John, what's the furthest distance anyone's traveled in a balloon?
The furthest is around the world.
OK. That was done by the Breitling Orbiter 3, which was made in this factory.
TIM WONNACOTT: In 1999 a two-man team completed the first non-stop around the world balloon trip in just under 20 Days, ensuring a place in history for themselves and their balloon.
CHRISTINA: And that was made here?
And that was made here.
Just upstairs here, yeah.
Oh my goodness, that's amazing, isn't it?
TIM WONNACOTT: Having learned a bit about the history of ballooning, I think it's time for Martin and Christina to get in a balloon, don't you?
MARTIN: OK, yeah, I'll do it.
TIM WONNACOTT: Oh.
TIM WONNACOTT: A starter balloon might set you back around 13,000 pounds.
So they might not pick one up on this trip, but Cameron's has made around 8,000 balloons like this one in its more than four decades of history.
And continues to help the world take to the skies.
CHRISTINA: That is amazing.
MARTIN: Isn't it?
So I know we haven't got you in a hot air balloon per se, but we have got you in a hot air balloon.
Now you can tell people that you've been in a hot air balloon.
Yes, but I'm not going up in a hot air balloon.
All right, fair enough.
TIM WONNACOTT: Well I'll be blowed.
Phil and Margie meanwhile, are driving to their last shop, and chewing over Phil's competitive sportsman like nature.
PHIL: My nickname the "Raging Bull" came from, because I am a bit of a raging bull.
I'm sure you are.
You're not really, are you?
Well, I'm not.
You're a big teddy bear.
I am a big cuddly bear.
But when-- I used to say all the time when you cross the whitewash-- - Yeah.
- --that's it.
I'm going to have you.
Because I tell you what, I'm going to go for you because I know something, you want to go for me.
So the best form of defense is attack.
TIM WONNACOTT: And with that bullish attitude they're driving to Bristol where they're sauntering off into Odds and Todds, and meeting dealer Les.
This shop is a maze of a place, absolutely stuffed with items.
So they'll have to really dig to find their last buys.
Oh Phil, you big softie.
PHIL: Yes, a giant dart.
Phil Taylor could have used that.
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: Careful now.
I love this place.
It's just there's so many random things.
I mean, look at that.
Don't laugh, because this has got to be serious now.
TIM WONNACOTT: Come on, you two.
Enough larking about.
There's shopping to be done.
TIM WONNACOTT: She's spotted something.
What is that down there because you can't see half of it.
I need a man.
I need the man.
Are you coming?
[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM WONNACOTT: No, not that.
MARGIE: Not that.
There you go.
That's good, isn't it?
Oh, that is wicked.
Isn't that wicked.
And it's old.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a very heavy Victorian cast iron oven door, probably from a bakery.
[MUSIC PLAYING] What happened there?
You've got it upside down.
PHIL: I just wanted to check-- I just wanted to check to make sure that it was all working order.
TIM WONNACOTT: Ticket price is a fittingly hefty 125 pounds.
Time to speak to Les.
PHIL: I was thinking 50 quid.
LES: No, no, no, no, no.
MARGIE: Oh, go on.
LES: No, no, no, no.
It's a [INAUDIBLE], that.
Oh, go on then.
What's your next shot over the bowels?
I'll do 80 pound, and that's it.
TIM WONNACOTT: They're going to think on that, and browse on.
[MUSIC PLAYING] How do you think that would go?
TIM WONNACOTT: You might clean up.
Got some yeti hair in it as well.
[MUSIC PLAYING] MARGIE: I quite like that bamboo table.
LES: Bamboo tape is good.
TIM WONNACOTT: Not keen Phil?
It's got a bamboo table.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's a Victorian bamboo occasional table-- which in a later decade, has been recovered with tiles.
On the ticket is 22 pounds.
LES: It's got a real chance, honestly.
MARGIE: Well yeah, I've heard that before.
PHIL: That's for five quid, isn't it.
LES: Oh, I can't do it for five quid, no.
PHIL: Why can't-- How long has this been there-- how long has this been here for?
LES: I'd do 15 quid.
I'll get short if I do any less.
So I mean-- I'm not worried about what's going happen to you after.
TIM WONNACOTT: Phil's continuing to flaunt his haggling chops.
I'm going to say if that's 10 quid I'll take that.
I'll say yes, right now.
12 quid, you got a deal.
I'll split you, 11 quid.
It's not-- thank you, Les.
MARGIE: Feel sorry for him now.
TIM WONNACOTT: And a hug, Les.
Can you see those?
Those look quite nice.
What are those?
LES: They are brass lamps.
MARGIE: Now then, how about those, Phil?
What do you think?
I'll tell you what, I like those.
I think they're beautiful.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's an assortment of solid brass lamps dating from the 1960s.
The smaller ones they're interested in are at 20 pounds each.
But a ticket price won't stand when Phil's got victory in his sights.
He's buff, this chap.
TIM WONNACOTT: Nice of you to notice, Les.
MARGIE: No, we've just had a busy day, really.
PHIL: I'm thinking 35 quid for three.
I'm leaving it to him.
36 pounds for three, 12 pound each.
And that's it.
I don't care what they say about you son, I think you're all right.
You're all right.
TIM WONNACOTT: Another hug.
They're getting on very well.
Thank you very much.
PHIL: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
LES: Don't drop it on your foot.
MARGIE: This infernal oven door.
PHIL: Oh, I can't leave without it.
TIM WONNACOTT: And what Phil wants-- PHIL: I cannot leave without it.
Well me being the antiques expert, I'm going to say I would like it.
But we need-- LES: I cannot do better than 80.
That is it, honestly.
PHIL: 75 pounds, and I'll take it out that door and I'll carry it myself-- sweat, tears, blood.
You're making me cry.
MARGIE: Put my glasses on.
TIM WONNACOTT: How's that for an offer.
At the last gasp they get the oven door as well.
And they're all bought up, well done.
Which means it's time for both teams to unveil their buys.
Phil and Margie are up first.
[LAUGHTER] Well, that's a special reaction.
[LAUGHTER] [INAUDIBLE] Once you've quite composed yourselves, the brass lamps.
PHIL: Margie saw these and thought, right they could do.
And I can see that being polished up, and going in somewhere, nice kitchen.
CHRISTINA: OK, so how much did you pay for those?
PHIL: We paid for 36 pounds.
36 pounds, OK. Not too bad.
And then you've got some sort of leather battered man bag.
PHIL: It's a military magazine holder for a submachine gun.
So it's military, it's old, it's leather, it's real.
And I thought, nice little piece.
CHRISTINA: OK, how much did you pay for that?
PHIL: I paid 30 quid for that, which was-- CHRISTINA: And what on Earth is that?
MARGIE: This was the little daring one.
CHRISTINA: Is that a bread oven door?
MARGIE: Yeah, it is a bread oven.
About 1880, cast iron, with Bristol-- somebody from Bristol.
PHIL: So we thought, "We're in Bristol."
MARGIE: We thought we'd go for that.
Maybe somebody wanted to do an architectural sort of [INAUDIBLE].
CHRISTINA: And how much was that?
PHIL: That was 75 quid.
CHRISTINA: Well I think it's a nice-- it's a really nice feature, isn't it?
And especially as you're selling in Bristol as well.
MARGIE: That's nice.
CHRISTINA: Yeah, like that.
Like that a lot.
OK, well done.
PHIL: Thank you.
TIM WONNACOTT: So there lots aren't so laughable after all.
Now for Martin and Christina.
MARGIE: Oh, that's nice.
Oh that's-- oh, glass.
CHRISTINA: What do you think?
MARGIE: Very nice.
So what input did you have on any of this, Martin?
I chose that.
CHRISTINA: You did.
MARGIE: Yeah, nice umbrella stand.
CHRISTINA: So we paid 100 pounds for that, that, and that.
MARGIE: Oh, that's terrific.
That is lovely.
CHRISTINA: Yeah, that is beautiful, isn't it?
I love that.
This is the bargain of the day, although it is slightly-- MARTIN: Fiver.
CHRISTINA: Slightly [INAUDIBLE].
MARGIE: Oh my goodness, brilliant.
CHRISTINA: five pounds.
MARGIE: Oh gosh.
And then I'm going to give you a lamp, Margie.
And I'm going to give you a bowl.
MARTIN: Don't drop it.
PHIL: [INAUDIBLE] MARGIE: Are there any marks on that?
No, sadly not.
But this may look like-- - Yes?
- A normal-- MARGIE: It's a tea table.
CHRISTINA: Tea table.
Oh, no, no, no, no, my friends.
MARGIE: Oh my goodness.
CHRISTINA: Ta da.
MARGIE: Oh my goodness.
CHRISTINA: It's rather lovely, isn't it.
With its original key.
MARTIN: How much you get that for?
CHRISTINA: 40 pounds.
MARTIN: 40 pounds.
MARGIE: Oh, who sold you that-- MARTIN: But we also got something else as well.
CHRISTINA: Oh, yeah we've got something else.
MARGIE: Who sold you that for 40 pounds?
MARTIN: We've also got something else, as well.
1970s-- PHIL: I bet you bought that didn't you?
MARTIN: 1970s fruit machine.
MARGIE: You've had a brilliant time.
MARTIN: And it's got money inside it as well.
MARGIE: How much was it?
MARTIN: 80 pounds.
CHRISTINA: Which is a bit of a risk.
It was our first so.
Well it's certainly a bit of a wacky bunch, isn't it?
Very much like ourselves.
Come on, let's go off to the auction.
TIM WONNACOTT: But before that, what do they have to say when the other team's back is turned, hey?
MARTIN: Even if I hadn't seen their stuff I was still confident-- Really?
--about what we managed to achieve as a team.
I'd rather have their lots than ours.
PHIL: That hurts me.
MARGIE: But the fruit machine.
PHIL: I think the fruit machine is an issue.
What do you think of their stuff?
PHIL: They're laughing at us, aren't they?
They're still laughing at us.
- They're laughing.
But you know what?
That spurs me on.
Is there anything you like?
Yes, I do.
I like the oven door.
That is an X factor, and that could be their secret weapon.
I think the bakers door for us will make or break our auction.
But I do believe that we couldn't have done any better than we did.
So we've got to be happy with that.
TIM WONNACOTT: On this road trip our teams have journeyed all the way from sunny Stroud in Gloucestershire, to end up here at auction in the Southwestern city of Bristol.
Christina and Margie are driving to the auction house.
So have you found that Phil is quite competitive?
If you're not competitive, you can't be a sportsman, can you?
TIM WONNACOTT: Meanwhile, in the other car.
MARTIN: You were the one who's getting bolshy at the beginning.
I was not getting bolshy.
I just thought to myself, I'm just going to focus-- Don't tell me when I was getting bolshy.
I bet you'd know when I was getting bolshy.
You're getting bolshy.
I was not-- I'm not bolshy.
TIM WONNACOTT: Not competitive at all.
Celebrities and experts are all about to arrive at East Bristol Auctions.
CHRISTINA: Good morning.
MARGIE: Good morning.
Good morning, my friends.
How are you this morning?
Are you ready for the fray?
CHRISTINA: Oh, what do you think?
TIM WONNACOTT: Enough of the schmoozing, you lot.
To the battlefield.
Auctioneer Evan McPherson will be holding the gavel today.
But before the off, what does he make of our team's lots?
So the fruit machine is a lovely thing.
Real '70s kitsch.
The oven door is again, is a nice thing, Bristol interest.
Silver salts, quite nice.
We do have a good following of silver.
So hopefully we can do well with that.
And yeah, we'll see who comes out on top.
CHRISTINA: [INAUDIBLE] right, I think we're a team.
TIM WONNACOTT: Martin and Christina started this trip with 400 pounds.
They spent 225 pounds on six auction lots.
What do you think?
RACHEL: Very nice.
TIM WONNACOTT: Phil and Margie also started with 400 pounds.
They spent 197 pounds, and also have 6 lots in today's sale.
It's time for kickoff.
CHRISTINA: Here we go.
Here we go.
Here we go.
Good luck, guys.
TIM WONNACOTT: First it's the Victorian Canterbury for Martin and Christina.
Start me at 30 quid, then.
A Vicky Canterbury for 30 pounds.
30, 30, ?
Someone be brave.
With a hand, 30.
Thank you, madam.
30 pounds, seated.
Someone breathing a sigh of relief.
At 30 pounds with the lady seated.
Do I see any advance?
That's nothing, 30 pounds.
Selling at 30 pounds.
So that's 25 pounds profit.
TIM WONNACOTT: A lovely profit on an item that was just gathering dust.
MARGIE: Should have done better than that.
Do you know what, seriously that's fine by me.
TIM WONNACOTT: Now one of Phil's picks.
The military pouch for a gun's magazine.
It's a lovely thing.
Dual form, interest alerts, a good handbag as well if you want.
Loads of interest there.
24 on my screen there.
Do I see any advance on 24?
At 24, do I see 26 anywhere?
24 pound, 26 hand, in the room, 26.
Do I see 28?
28 back of the room.
EVAN: Yep, 30.
Yours in the middle of the room.
Do I see any advance on 30?
30, 30, do we see 32 anywhere?
I'm selling at 30.
MARGIE: Oh, get our money.
It's all right.
That's not bad.
Well, that could have been worse, mate.
TIM WONNACOTT: It breaks even before costs, but it's still early days.
You're going down, man.
TIM WONNACOTT: Next it's Martin and Christina's table containing a canteen of cutlery.
Start me at oner, then.
Start me at oner.
100, 100 on my screen already, thank you.
We're going to go past this 100 surely.
Give me 110.
TIM WONNACOTT: Golly.
100 my screen, green.
Any advance on 100 pounds?
That's still nothing.
100 pound, the service is probably worth that.
100, are we done?
MARGIE: Good profit.
Cheap, but good profit.
TIM WONNACOTT: A tasty profit on that.
And Martin and Christina are leading.
We are currently 60, 70, 85 pounds up.
Less commission, obviously they'll take off that.
TIM WONNACOTT: Now it's Phil and Margie's Victorian bamboo table, with later tiled top.
Someone start me 20 pounds for it please.
20, 20, 20.
Someone give me a tenner?
10 with a hand, thank you.
Any advance on 10?
10 pound, where have they gone?
They've gone quiet, haven't they?
Are we all done at 10 pounds?
TIM WONNACOTT: Not a great loss.
So there's everything to play for.
An item Martin chose now, the brass umbrella stand is next to meet the crowd.
EVAN: 60 quid, get me going then.
60, 60, 60.
60 pounds with a hand.
60, that's no money.
60 pounds for that?
Surely that's got to go on from there.
That's 60 pounds then.
Are we selling?
With a hand.
No, shakes his head.
85 with you, madam.
Anybody else want to play?
85, middle of the room.
Are we done?
CHRISTINA: Well done.
65 pounds profit.
TIM WONNACOTT: Blimey, where there's brass, there's brass.
Well done, Martin.
There's a lot of heavy breathing going on in this front row, isn't there.
TIM WONNACOTT: Phil thought their own brass items, the '60s lamps, were beautiful.
Will the buyers agree?
EVAN: A bit of interest.
I've got 22, 24 in my book.
Do I see 26?
24 with me.
Do I see 26?
Industrial style lampshades, all the popular rage at the moment.
24 with me.
Do I see 26?
26, new bidder.
28, 30 yours.
EVAN: 30, thank you.
30, your bid sir.
30, 30, 30.
Anybody else want to play?
At 30 pounds seated.
Selling at 30.
We're not losing a lot.
TIM WONNACOTT: Unlucky.
Someone took a shine to them, but it wasn't quite enough.
Next to meet the room it's the first piece of Martin and Christina's Art Deco glass, the lamp.
Someone give me 60 quid for it.
60, start me.
We're going past this anyway.
60 straight in, thank you.
On my screen, 60.
Do I see any advance on 60 pounds?
No, shakes the head.
80 pounds, my screen, 80.
At 80 pounds?
MARGIE: Good, doubled your money.
TIM WONNACOTT: Another winner for them.
It's not over till the fat lady-- I'll see you later.
No, you can't do that.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's Phil and Margie's silver salts now.
The auctioneer liked them, will the crowd?
Give me 50 pounds for them?
40, start me.
40, start me.
Decorative things for 40 quid.
Back of the room, I've got 30.
36 on the screen.
40 with a nod.
42 on my screen now.
42 on my screen.
We're in the black.
EVAN: Any advance on 42 pounds.
Is that 46 standing?
Any advance on 46?
Come on, make somebody happy.
Are we done?
CHRISTINA: Brilliant, well done.
TIM WONNACOTT: A profit finally, and that sets them in high spirits.
Up next it's the Art Deco glass bowl for Martin and Christina.
Will it fare as well as the lamp?
60 straight in, thank you.
No messing around.
You've got five, sir.
80, 80, you've got five?
No, shakes his head.
80 with you, sir.
85, back in.
90, go on, don't lose now.
90 with the hand.
Come on, 90 pounds.
Go on, make a fight of it.
With the hand.
Come on, don't be shy.
CHRISTINA: Oh, go on.
Honestly, it's really beautiful.
Yeah, go on.
CHRISTINA: Round it up.
EVAN: 95, well done sir.
No, shakes his head.
Are we done?
MARGIE: Well done.
MARGIE: Well done.
TIM WONNACOTT: Another clear winner.
Right, the weighing scales.
TIM WONNACOTT: It's Phil's pick next.
The post office scales he nearly had to prize from the shopkeepers hands.
Straight in on the screen.
Do I see any advance on 20 pounds?
Good for you sir, 22.
22, he'll sign your shirt for that.
22, 22, 22.
Come on, someone else, surely.
24, good for you.
Come on, don't let them go.
Just think eBay postage, this is where it's at.
25 with you, sir?
Don't Miss out.
No, not, shakes.
Are we done At 25 pounds?
You've doubled your money, you little darling.
EVAN: I was about to say that.
TIM WONNACOTT: Good job, Phil.
Martin made the bold choice on their expensive '70s fruit machine.
Will the bet pay off?
God, this is it.
EVAN: Start me at oner.
Start me at oner.
110, on my screen, 110 on my screen.
110 on my screen.
120, 120 in the room.
130 anywhere else?
CHRISTINA: Have you just bought that?
CHRISTINA: Well done.
TIM WONNACOTT: He's your best customer, and they made good on that gamble.
I've just got a gut feeling in my stomach that that oven door is going to go.
TIM WONNACOTT: So everything indeed hinges on Phil and Margie's cast iron oven door.
Phil couldn't leave the shop without it, but will it turn a profit?
Local interest, lovely thing.
Re-- re-upcycle it.
Do what you will.
Put it in a wall in your garden.
Pizza ovens, do what you will.
It's lovely, good industrial-- Do whatever you want with it.
EVAN: There we go.
We're doing our best.
Shove it up.
I've got 60 on my commissions, I will start there.
At 60 pounds.
Come on, we need a bit more.
I thought he said 160.
EVAN: 65, sir.
I'm at 75.
Do I see 80?
Come on, 80 pounds.
Just think of doing the garden in the summer.
Anybody at all?
I'll take 76.
If someone's prepared to put their hand up.
EVAN: 75 with you, sir.
Are we done at 75?
Thank you, sir.
TIM WONNACOTT: It breaks even.
CHRISTINA: I think you've done brilliantly.
I think you've done really well.
PHIL: I've done well.
You know what, we haven't disgraced ourselves.
These guys picked some beautiful pieces.
MARGIE: They did, yes.
I think it's time for a celebratory cup of tea.
MARTIN: Or maybe something a bit stronger.
TIM WONNACOTT: So Martin and Christina romped away to be crowned today's victors.
Phil and Margie started this trip with 400 pounds.
After paying auction costs, they made a small loss of 19 pounds, 88p.
And so end up today with 380 pounds and 12p.
While Martin and Christina also began with 400 pounds, after costs they made an absolutely incredible profit of 193 pounds, 20p.
And finish up with 593 pounds and 20p.
All profits go to children in need.
Can we go?
CHRISTINA: Nearly there.
MARGIE: Are you ready?
So this is it, thank you.
MARTIN: Oh, it's been a pleasure.
MARGIE: Cuddly bear.
CHRISTINA: So, come on Margie, let's go.
Off we go.
Give you a lift home.
Are you driving again?
TIM WONNACOTT: It's been a very sporting trip.
It's been pleasure anyway mate.
Thank you, very much.
CHRISTINA: You know, I'm certainly going to miss them.
They've been an absolute joy.
They have, yeah.